Saturday, September 05, 2015

I agree totally.

Yet another reason why I fight so hard to defend the liberal label.


  1. I remembered the name, but hadn't heard it in ages. I had to look him up

  2. Leland5:21 AM

    As Lion said in "The Wizard of Oz": "Ain't it da Troot!"

  3. Anonymous5:24 AM

    Here is a 67 year old grandmother, who has been a dyed-in-the-wool liberal and proud, all of my life, as far back as I can remember. I wouldn't have it any other way.

    1. Anonymous6:21 AM

      I've got four years on you and I've always been proud of my liberal and democratic roots.

    2. Anonymous6:56 AM

      Royko was a Chicago treasure, as was his mentor and predecessor, Studs Terkel - who proudly proclaimed his progressive roots - into his mid nineties. They are two of the reasons I don't equate aging as inevitably ascribing to reactionary conservatism.

    3. Chenagrrl7:20 AM

      Mike was a Chicago treasure. When you hired on at the Chicago Daily News, and later the Sun-Times, he took you for a beer at The Goat and told you that he paid your salary, meaning the paper sold because of his column. He gave me the lecture twice. The second time I drank tea.

  4. Chenagrrl7:18 AM

    Does anyone know when Royko wrote this?

  5. Anonymous10:16 AM

    Always loved his columns, even though I was a bit too young to fully appreciate them.

    It didn't hurt that he was a nice Ukrainian boy! (we had distant cousins also named Royko, although they were, sadly, not related to him)

  6. PalinsHoax12:54 PM

    Thanks Gryphen, for sharing that sentiment by Mr. Royko.


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