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Crow 152 | 9,787
22 Aug 2019 #91
The Cops seem


Save Chicago, Our hallowed outpost among hostiles!

Those cops all looks very incompetent, you know. They need decent training and decent general to guide them. I know one in Polish jail that is regularly, as innocent and competent, visited and praised by sisters and brothers from Polski NOP.
Joker 2 | 2,159
22 Aug 2019 #92
Kościuszko Memorial Statue.....

One thing you can find in Chicago is plenty of women:)

Dirk diggler 9 | 4,842
22 Aug 2019 #93
Those 2 girls on top look slavic. I think the one in the red wants you to poke her joker.

I didn't do it, I swear!

The correct pronunciation is "ah dindu nuffin' maaaan, why you gotta do me like dat?!?!"

Im working in south shore today - where even gas stations have armed security. Im sure ill see some funny **** today and send you some pics.
Joker 2 | 2,159
23 Aug 2019 #94
Those 2 girls on top look slavic

Chicago is home of very beautiful women:)

Here are some more photos from Chicago`s Polish festival:)

Joker 2 | 2,159
24 Aug 2019 #95
We have really awesome deals on furniture too:)

Joker 2 | 2,159
29 Aug 2019 #96
Hey Dirk and Rich, are you guys going to the Polish festival this weekend?
pawian 182 | 16,861
29 Aug 2019 #97
Yes, wonderful idea. Will they again show a Winged Rider?

Mike Sieczkowski, the Polish Hussar, will be with us on Saturday and Sunday! Mike is a native Chicagoan who grew up at Addison and Milwaukee. He has been portraying a Polish Hussar since 2006 and has participated in events from Baltimore to Chicago to Kansas City.

Joker 2 | 2,159
29 Aug 2019 #98
Yes, wonderful idea. Will they again show a Winged Rider?

I seen him at the Polish parade before, it will be cool for sure. I know there are bands coming from Poland as well. The festival starts today and runs through Monday (Labor Day).
Crow 152 | 9,787
29 Aug 2019 #99
Yes, fine winged horseman. I love it. Last scream of beautiful medieval Serbian Empire was dedicated to Poland. Some of best things there even today makes Poland and Poles better. And not that Poles didn`t do their best to repay the debt to Serbians. They did. Their Kings gave their heads to it even. Poles went down in hell and puled us out from the grave in which we were buried alive. And they will come to us again, same as we came to them in time of their need. Then Sarmatian Dragon will be awaken and we shall push back our foes. What is Ours will be Ours, from Europe to the Chicago.
Joker 2 | 2,159
30 Aug 2019 #100
And there will be NO mention about Serbia at the Polish festival. I can guarantee that!

Then Sarmatian Dragon will be

Go peddle your Pagan BS somewhere else! This has nothing to do with Chicago!
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,842
30 Aug 2019 #101

Probably not if youre talking about the copernicus center one. Not a big fan of that one. I go to the one hosted by the radio in yorkville with my mc though.
Joker 2 | 2,159
30 Aug 2019 #102
Not a big fan of that one.

Ya, I know its been commercialized over the years and I dont see any bands that interest me this year. The food is ok , but I can get that anywhere in Chi.

Well see, its a busy weekend:)
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
30 Aug 2019 #103
Which Polish restaurant do you, guys, like best?
Joker 2 | 2,159
30 Aug 2019 #104
Either Smakosz, a little mom and pop place by Lawrence & Central or Helenas on Irving in Woodale. The Jolly Inn has best smorgasbord. Ive always wanted to visit The Highlander House on Ogden "Southside", you can guess why I haven't

II was by Jakowo last week and a lot of those restaurants are closed down. Even Czerwony Jablusko, which wasn't really that good to begin with.

Old Warsaw on Harlem is horrible, the worst!
Joker 2 | 2,159
30 Aug 2019 #105
I almost forgot! There is a nice little Polish restaurant in Mt.Prospect called Qulinarnia. Make reservations though.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
30 Aug 2019 #106
Just looked at the menu. Tatar and me really hungry. My favorites.
Have you ever been to Polish Villa on Ashland near Polski Trojkat? That was the first restaurant I went to after I came here, where I hooked up with a waitress who turned to be married to a guy who got seriously pissed so he chased all over the area.

Patria was another place I remember. It was on North Avenue by Damen. Good all times...
Joker 2 | 2,159
1 Sep 2019 #107
Have you ever been to Polish Villa on Ashland near Polski Trojkat?

No, I haven't heard of this place.

Patria was another place I remember. It was on North Avenue by Damen.

Im sure its gone being by Damen and North, most likely a burrito stand by now:(
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
1 Sep 2019 #108
Actually, that area is now trendy and getting expensive. Next time I am there I will check it out Patria.
The saddest thing about some of those Polish places is that they close down when the original owner retires or dies. His kids want to be doctors and lawyers, I guess.

One of those, the Sweet Cherry Resort in Michigan, is now down to special occasions. It used to be a noisy and happy place where we would go several times in summer to feel that Polish spirit. I went there just to take a look a week ago and saw a ghost town. I was the only one there.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,842
9 Sep 2019 #109
Theres like 3 polish places left in the trojkat - kurowskis which is a deli (got some dank schabowe there last week but their kielbasa and kabanosy suck) another deli forgot the name, and podhalania which has been serving polish drunks for decades. Ive done some business there before its a real ********

Also i think old warsaw went out of business. Honestly im surprised it took that long. Lot of the hotels and motels up in the dells owned by poles have gone out of business or are up for sale too.

And yeah its kind of sad that the kids dont take up the family business and make it better. I guess thats my generation though...
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
9 Sep 2019 #110
Also i think old warsaw went out of business.

This leaves Jolly Inn and Red Apple. Both are buffets which I am not crazy about because those require a lot of will power and I can't order a sizzling schabowy. I don't even think I could order it in Warsaw, as everything there caters to yuppies, not the old-timers like me.

The place where I am most at home here - based on the menu and the average customer age - is Bohemian Crystal in Westmont between Audi and Acura.

Good to see you back. FYI, while you were away, I made myself your pro bono lawyer and argued that you post was in large part a mirror image what I experienced in Poland in the sixties.
Joker 2 | 2,159
9 Sep 2019 #111
This leaves Jolly Inn and Red Apple.

The Red Apple at Milwaukee and Devon is still open, but the one by Belmont is closed down like most of the Polish businesses over there. I don't blame them either the hood went to crap and its all si habla espanol now.

Old Warsaw was a the worst of all Polish restaurants in Chicago or the world for that matter. They even tried serving corned beef on St.Paddys day! LOLOLOL

Actually, that area is now trendy and getting expensive

I know where your talking about now, its Wicker Park. I used to go to the double door saloon to watch concerts back in the day. Its all changed now, with metrosexuals in skinny jeans and overpriced drinks!

And yeah its kind of sad that the kids dont take up the family business and make it better.

Politics has a big role to play as well. This sanctuary city crap has ruined many neighborhoods along with their crime and mayhem that comes along with it. Who's to blame Poles for leaving the city of a better life in the burbs? The best thing I ever did was move out the the city.:)
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
9 Sep 2019 #112
The best thing I ever did was move out the the city.:)

My trail is: Chicago, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Naperville and now Palatine.
The single weirdest thing was that when we lived in Naperville - the prettiest town in Illinois - for 17 years we would hardly ever go downtown. Now I go there often out of nostalgia.

I guess the line that we don't appreciate what we have until it's gone is true.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,842
9 Sep 2019 #113
@Rich Mazur

I'm not a big fan of Polish buffets or even buffets in general. Only buffet I like is the one open to 'vips' at four winds casino where I play a lot and even then it depends on the chef and what theyre serving. sometimes its disgusting, sometimes its better than a $40+ dinner at some posh restaurant.

Yeah Belmont is going the way the rest of the Polish areas in the city - latinos taking it over. It's sad to see. I remember when I was a teen on may 3rd whole street would be filled up with poles, drinking beers, honking, waving flags out their cars, it was great! Now there's some businesses left but its gradually going down. We use to own a dentist office around that area on Addison and oak park and its still a polish dentist working there. Problem is that these commercial properties have INSANE property taxes. Our building was worth like 220-250k and when we sold it we were paying damn near $20k a year in just property taxes. And that was a few years back im sure it's gone up probably closer to 25 maybe even 30k now. It's insane that's basically 2.5k 3k a month going just to property taxes.

But yeah all the poles are moving out. The Poles that remain in the city are the very old generations the types that refuse to move and a lot of poles around my age where their parents lived in the city, then they moved to the suburbs, then after finishing college the kids moved back to the city. But they're very Americanized way more so than I am.

Also I think the reason why I was suspended is because I pointed out that if WW2 never happened Poland would be totally ruled by jews due to them being a huge chunk of the population only to increase even further and thus we'd have even more dual citizens than America. They're now gradually colonizing Poland from Israel and many more suddenly 'find their roots.' I just hope they don't start imposing the same agendas they do in other w European countries while keeping policies that resemble the third reich back in Israel - gay marriage illegal, no marriage certificates for mixed couples, forcefully moving muslims out of homes in Jerusalem, colonizing their lands, promotion of a homogeneous state, etc. Yet when we want the same in our country they call us racist, xenophobic, homophobic, etc. Unfortunately people never add the words 'just like israel' after supporting such a policy.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
10 Sep 2019 #114
I do when some moron here says that walls don't work.
They worked in Berlin, around prisons, and in Israel. But, according to morons, walls would never work in the US. You know - them tunnels.
Joker 2 | 2,159
2 Dec 2019 #115
when some moron

Speaking of morons....Did you see the idiot that threatened and spat on a Chicago Cop and then was body slammed?

"You spit on someone, expect to get slammed...if you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. His prize was getting knocked the @#$& out."

please stick to the topic
Crow 152 | 9,787
17 Mar 2020 #116
How doing our venerable fortress of Slavdom, Chicago, in these troubled times of evil Corona?
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,842
18 Mar 2020 #117
What are you talking about? Shitcago aka Chiraq is no fortress of Slavdom anymore. All the Poles, Ukranians, Russians, Serbs, etc. moved out to the suburbs, other state, and even back to Europe a long time ago. We're all spread out now. It's not like the 90s and even early 00's where you could be surrounded by your own kind and not need to know English. The old Slav neighborhoods in the city are all hispanic and/or black. Even the Polski Trojkat and Belmont Ave which were neighborhoods that almost all Polish immigrants settled in when first arriving in the USA is now all mexican with like 2 Polish businesses left. The only Slavs left there are a few old school drunks begging for change near the highway ramps.

The only areas that still have a lot of Polish people are Norridge, Harwood Heights, Niles and in the actual city of Chicago some gorale live in Archer Heights on the south side, a few remaining on Belmont but a fraction of the Polish stores remain there, some Poles still around Jefferson Park where the Taste of Polonia is held and where Copernicus Theater is... but all the old neighborhoods that Poles came to for decades are now mexican with a spattering of yuppies who think it's cool to pay a fortune for an old cockroach infested apartment and live next to newmericanos. Lot of Russians and Ukranians around Buffalo Grove. Actually, Ukranians opened up a Svetoid church in my old area
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
18 Mar 2020 #118
That and Red Apple Buffet and Jolly Inn.
pawian 182 | 16,861
18 Mar 2020 #119
where you could be surrounded by your own kind and not need to know English.

Does it mean Am Poles/ Polish Ams have eventually acquired English?
Joker 2 | 2,159
18 Mar 2020 #120
What are you talking about?

He hasnt a clue about Chicago, just more of his off-topic troll propaganda as usual.

Poles came to for decades are now mexican with a spattering of yuppies

Last time I was by Milwaukee/Belmont there was only one Polish restaurant left and all I seen were mexicans. The whole neighborhood looks like a junkyard of old beat up cars lined up and down the street with garbage scattered all over the place.

You always know when you have entered a Mexican neighborhood when you see junk cars and rubbish just thrown on the ground. Ive seen them invading the beach as well, they just toss their trash right on the sand and walk away like nothing.

Chicago should be called the sanctuary trash city of wetbacks! I hope in Trumps 2nd term he starts deporting these maggots!

I dont blame Poles for moving away from this scummy area, it used to be nice!

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