• The peasants should be allowed to laugh at the king every once in a while.

The other day, I get a package in the mail from a man on the southwest side bearing a bunch of buttons making fun of Mayor Rahm.

It cheered me up, coming as it did just a day or two after the City Council’s latest rollover—that would be the infrastructure fund vote.

Inside was an unsigned handwritten note that said: “See some of the activist stuff showing up on the streets this spring.”