Wieners Circle speaks to Kanye and the federal government on National Hot Dog Day – NBC Chicago


The Wieners Circle celebrated National Hot Dog Day in a way only the crassest hot dog stand in town could – with a heavily worded message touching on city politics on its marquee.

The restaurant, famous for its underhanded and petty service, made headlines for the positions taken on its widely seen marquee.

Wednesday was no different.

“Federal agents unless you’re here for Kanye, please go,” the sign read.

The booth posted a photo of the sign on social media with the caption “Happy National Hot Dog Day”.

The message is not about one but two political headlines that are making waves across the city.

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he would send a “wave” of federal agents to Chicago as part of a plan to tackle “violent crime.” The Justice Department will deploy hundreds of DEA, ATF, US Marshals Service, Department of Homeland Security, and FBI agents to the city to “help reduce violent crime,” Trump said in a speech at the White House.

The move is part of the so-called “Operation Legend,” which launched in Kansas City, Missouri earlier this year, Trump said.

“Perhaps no citizen has suffered more from the threat of violent crime than the wonderful people of Chicago,” Trump said.

The announcement was not unexpected as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed on Tuesday that federal agents were being dispatched to the city. So far, she said, the city “doesn’t see a Portland-style deployment coming” and from now on, the Trump administration will not deploy “unnamed agents” to the streets of Chicago. .

“It is too early to be able to say whether this is added value or not,” she said after Trump’s announcement on Wednesday.

The Trump administration has deployed militarized federal agents to Portland despite protests from local officials.

The mayor of Portland on Friday demanded that Trump remove the officers after some people were held on streets away from federal property they had been sent to protect. The Oregon ACLU said federal agents appear to be violating the rights of individuals, which “should concern everyone in the United States.”

But the Wieners Circle post also mentions Kanye West, who recently filed for the Illinois presidential election.

West also made headlines this week after a Twitter rant Monday night that saw the rapper post a series of cryptic messages to his wife Kim Kardashian West and stepmother Kris Jenner.

In addition to the now-deleted series of tweets, West, who announced earlier this month he was running for president, also delivered a rambling speech at a campaign rally in Charleston, South Carolina, Sunday in which he collapsed crying as he said he and Kardashian almost ended their first pregnancy.

Some make fun of Kanye West and others dismiss his recent behavior. But Dr Imani Walker explains why his recent antics are troubling to someone who has suffered from mental health issues in the past.

Kardashian West posted a lengthy post on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday.

“As many of you know, Kanye suffers from bipolar disorder,” she wrote. “Anyone who has this or a loved one in their life knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.

“I have never spoken publicly about how this affected us at home because I am so protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy in his health. But today I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma. and misconceptions about mental health. ”

This is not the first time that Wieners Circle has taken a look at current events in the city.

The hot dog stand recently made waves for a sign after George Floyd died.

” I can not breathe. I can’t jog. I cannot kneel down. I can’t watch the birds, ”the marquee says – a nod to several recent racist incidents involving black men across the country.


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