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Fine Lines: Blago, Edwards, the U of C, and Vague Cursing

By Margaret Lyons in News on Aug 13, 2008 7:22PM

2008_8_13.lines.jpg"But Mr. Daley and the alderfolk look like a combination of Milton Friedman and Warren Buffett, compared with the fiscal circus in Springfield." — Greg Hinz

"From my perspective their eyes are bigger than their stomach and they're just being greedy by acquiring property and not having a plan for it." — Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd), on the U of C buying land around 55th and the Dan Ryan

"Personally, I took one look at [John Edwards] and I thought he was way too cute not to cheat." —"Relationship expert" Pepper Schwartz, in Paige Wiser's moronic column about why men cheat.

"Governor, this is the state where our license plate slogan should read—'Illinois: Will the Defendant Please Rise?'" — John Kass

"TMD: A swear word, short for Ta Ma De, which is the Chinese equivalent of something-something-mama." —Kevin Pang, trying to explain what some Chinese text abbreviations mean. Which curse is it that goes something something mama? [via]

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