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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Welcome to Disturbia?

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2007 at 8:13 PM

This was the scene after Gov. Scissorhands' presser along the main drag in the smallest state capital in the United States.

Is it just me, or do they not make good films anymore?

The last one I saw was that Helen Mirren one in which she played the Queen. Won Best Actress. Marvelous! And I'm Irish.

But "Hot Fuzz" and "Disturbia?"

Sign of the times.

This couple in the State Street shot actually are touristas from Minnesota.

We had a nice chat about the "Land of the Golden Gophers."

Speaking of location, location, location, I was wrong in the post below in suggesting Barack Obama, like Hillary Clinton, "grew up" in the Chicago area.  Thank you, Lisa Crean.

Here's this off Obama's U.S. Senate official website:

Obama and his wife, Michelle, married in 1992 and live on Chicago ’s South Side where they attend Trinity United Church of Christ.

Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961, in Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham. Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983, and moved to Chicago in 1985 to work for a church-based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment. In 1991, Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.

No wonder I never get a Chicago "feel" off the dude.

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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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