Cultivated and percipient 19th Ward voter Chapin " The Lute" Craven* took especial umbrage when I offered my choice for Mayor - Jesus Chuy Gracia.
This, in sum, to the very best of my memory, were The Lute's views on my vote.
" You must be @#$%ing stupid, or some kind Tea Party thug. How can you call yourself a Democrat. You're full of $hit. I read you stupid crap about how you love Sarah Palin and hate Obama, because he happens to be a black man and you can not stand the simple truth that he won and he is in the White House to stay.
Rahm is the only choice we have and you hate Rahm because he is 'this' close to President Obama. You want Illinois to be like Detroit, Wisconsin with Scott Walker. How you like Rauner? Yeah. Idiots like you put him there. You want Chuy because you think he will destroy unions.
Rahm loves unions. Rahm hates the Tea Party and that is why he is taking money awy from Tea Party creeps like you and putting it into his own Campaign - redistribution of wealth, baby. It's here and you can't handle it!
Chuy's nuts! He's not sophisticated, A$$hole; do you grasp that? Fiscal sophistication -understand?
All you know is hate. Hate for Obama! Hate for Col. er . . .African Americans! Hate for Q . . .Marriage Equality! Haters gonna hate. You hate Rahm. Why? Jew? You and your hero Bibi - haters.
Chuy is going to turn Illinois into a border town, @#$er! That's right! The Latino vote that is not mobbed up will vote for Rahm Emanuel. You and Tea Party Chuy want a low turnout again. @#$% You! That's right @#$% You! . . . Hey, can hold a couple of dollars, until I get my disability check."
Can't argue with that. Lute.
*Chapin " The Lute" Craven, 58, of Beverly was a middle school science teacher in Glenwood, IL, and applied for disability in 2003 due to "prolonged stress and chronic back pain," Illinois Attorney Genera Lisa Madiganl's Office has taken a special interest in Mr. Craven and recently said, "Mr. Craven might be in violation of Illinois laws and statutes concerning vocational disability. :Lute's disability application was approved in 2004.
Since that time, he has received $245,130 in monthly disability payments, even though he was allegedly working as a full-time teacher in Beecher, IL began working as a substitute in Whiting, IN before filing his disability application, authorities said, and continued until 2010, when he accepted the full-time job, which he continues to hold.
Lute is active in Medieval String Club of Beverly Unitarian Church and featured artist on the sidewalk between Claremont and Western Avenue at 110th Street most Saturdays and Sundays. A vegetarian and activist Lute reads the New York Times, watches only Public Television and likes Carol Marin but would never think of dating her.
Mr. Craven is a confirmed bachleor and resides near the Metra .