SUBSCRIPT: Strike becomes deeply philosophical... A Cultural explosion comes bursting forth from Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012 includes metaphysical, epistemological and eschatological viewpoints in 'Hot Chicago Teachers'

One of the secret weapons Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and the union's leadership launched against the Chicago Board of Education and the city's billionaire and millionaire dictatorship with the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012 was kept under wraps by the union's organizing department until now: Hot Chicago teachers on strike on the warm and sunny days of September. But by the middle of the first seven-day phase of the strike, the secret was no longer, as a snarky and sexist blog called "Hot Chicago teachers on strike", a deeply philosophical approach to new media, hit the Internet — and quickly got more hits than Substance, CORE and the CTU website combined. (Sigh....).

Chicago Board of Education President, millionaire David Vitale, chided CTU President Karen Lewis for suggesting that the union's striking members "have fun" during their massive march to Chicago's famous Buckingham Fountain on September 12, the third day of the strike. Many of the more than 10,000 teachers who went downtown that day wearing CTU red (another aspect of the strike Vitale frowned loudly upon) has by then personalized their strike signs, as the above photo taken at Buckingham Fountain after a long day of striking shows. Substance photo by Graham Hill. Although Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his Hollywood scriptwriting team thought they could completely control the messaging across the USA (and did have lots of help from all the major TV stations, the print media, and The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times), the combination of social media, serious professionals, and the TRUTH sort of burst out of the bounds of Beltway and ruling class "messaging" and continues to do so.

The URL for Hot Chicago Teachers on Strike, one of the many historical productions to emerge from the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012, is:,r:23,s:0,i:160


September 21, 2012 at 9:50 AM

By: Bob Busch

Boys will be boys, but...

Despite this funny website the authors must have gone to testosterone tech.

They also forgot to mention every beauty they displayed is smart and possess a college degree.The uncalled fore knock on Ms Lewis failed to mention she was stunning as a young woman.

Oh well i guess boys will be boys.I suppose the calendar will be next

September 29, 2012 at 3:20 PM

By: Kathy Jacobs

Boys Will Be Morons...No Buts

I forgot to comment on this nonsense because there are an infinite number of more important things to talk about in the universe like, say...should one use whole milk or 2 percent in a latte. However, this truism will serve one well: There is always time to call out an idiot. So, if he walks like an idiot and talks like an idiot — case closed.

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