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By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

For some people, being free means being free to keep their feet on someone else's chest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike Royko

Newspapers, magazines and other publications have the constitutional right to be offensive, even disgusting. As evidence of that, just watch this space regularly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

Hollywood is right. A good and strong movie can have a more powerful social impact than any and all political speeches or newspaper editorials and columns.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike Royko

The subject of criminal rehabilitation was debated recently in City Hall. It's an appropriate place for this kind of discussion because the city has always employed so many ex-cons and future cons.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike Royko

When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mike Royko

If the regular pay was important to him, the opportunity to learn was of even greater long-range significance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

Anyone who contributes to the defense fund of pornographers is a mental moonbeam.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mike Royko

Go that way, past the viaduct, and the wops will jump you, or chase you into Jew town...Polacks would stomp on you...Micks will shower you with Irish confetti from the brickyards.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike Royko

It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

Anyone who gives a surgeon six thousand dollars for breast augmentation should give some thought to investing a little more in brain augmentation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

In attacking the young, the liberal, and the black, Daley was in the mainstream of America's mass prejudices. The Democratic party may have suffered by his actions, but Daley came out...even more popular than before because bust their heads was the mood of the land and Daley had swung the biggest club.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

God tipped the country and all the fruits and nuts rolled west.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike Royko

When I asked him how long he had been driving a taxi, he said, Dree mouse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

All that proves is that most of the world is too poor to build bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis courts and baseball fields. There's hundreds of millions of poor people out there who still ain't got indoor plumbing, but that don't mean there's something great about an outhouse. Soccer is boring. I've never seen a more boring sport.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

Contrary to popular belief. It's much wiser to take money from the poor than the rich.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike Royko

There is only one way to solve the alleged crisis of the erosion of 'family values.' And that is to get right down to the root cause of the problem.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike Royko

When I conducted a beer-rating session last year, I wrote that most American beers taste as if they were brewed through a horse. That offended many people in the American beer industry, as well as patriots who thought I was being subversive in praising foreign beers. I have just read a little-known study of American beers. So I must apologize to the horse. At least with a horse, we'd know what we're getting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

A Pessimist sees the glass as half empty; A Cub Fan wonders when it's gonna spill.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

If God dislikes gays so much, how come he picked Michelangelo, a known homosexual, to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling while assigning Anita Bryant to go on television and push orange juice?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

Hollywood likes to boast that it can elevate the national conscience.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike Royko

It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mike Royko

Why do you think the lottery is so popular? Do you think anybody would play if the super payoff was a job on the night shift in a meat-packing plant? People play it so if they win they can be rich and idle. Like I told you years ago - if work is so good, how come they have to pay us to do it?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mike Royko

The neighborhood-towns were part of larger ethnic states. To the north of the Loop was Germany. To the northwest was Poland. To the west were Italy and Israel. To the southwest were Bohemia and Lithuania. And to the south was ireland... you could always tell, even with your eyes closed, which state you were in by the odors of the food stores and the open kitchen windows, the sound of the foreign or familiar language, and by whether a stranger hit you in the head with a rock.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike Royko

It's much harder to be a liberal than a conservative. Why? Because it is easier to give someone the finger than a helping hand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Royko

Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era. There was a different point of view. Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people. They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike Royko

It's no coincidence that female interest in the sport of baseball has increased greatly since the ballplayers swapped those wonderful old-time baggy flannel uniforms for leotards.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike Royko

Reagan's approach will achieve one of the basic goals of the conservative: Things remain basically the same. The rich stay rich and the poor stay poor, or even a little poorer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mike Royko

Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws...It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem.