|Chinese Teen brutally Beaten and robbed in Bridgeport. The Ring Leader was the son |
of a Cook County Sheriff
The most interesting dynamic was “my” team, Bridgeport's next generation of leadership; a fireman and a cop leap frogging up their ranks, and a city hall worker already slated for elected office. They had known each other since the sandbox.
Then it was a bachelor's party at a strip club with free drinks. The only thing I had to pay for were my own lap dances. I declined not mentioning that I don’t do strip clubs. Then came the basement porker game. I declined because I don’t play cards. I also kept picturing the movie "Good Fellas" where the guy walks down to the basement expecting a party, only to get executed by the guy behind him.
When I turned down that invitation, the cop said that I didn’t want to hang out with them because they were from Bridgeport. So with out thinking, I invited them over to my house for dinner, cigars, and scotch, when the polls closed on election night to listen to the early returns. I didn’t think they would accept, but they immediately did.
Galatoire's Restaurant is legendary in Nola, established in 1905. Before 1999 it refused reservations so patrons stood in lines that snaked down Bourbon Street, with no exceptions. Galatoire's actually publicized a true demonstrate of acceptable behavior, citing a busy Friday when then President Ronald Reagan placed a called to the restaurant for U.S. Senator Bennett Johnston, who was inline waiting for a table. Senator Johnston stepped inside took the call and returned to his place in line.