But now we have actual, scientific proof:
In a story regarding the hazards of kayaking in city rivers, ("Kayak Tours Pose New Risk for Cities"), the Wall Street Journal includes a single, final sentence of untold hilarity:
According to a 2011 report by American Rivers, a nonprofit environmental group, parts of the Chicago River are 70% undisinfected wastewater.
Shocking. A state and city controlled for decades by Democrats requires a hazmat suit when kayaking.
Hat tip: Amalaur.