Sunday, September 18, 2005

Preseason plus some Quick Hits!

The Blackhawks just wrapped up the first pre-season game of the season - a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames. We know, we know, the preseason doesn't mean bupkiss, but it's good to see NHL Hockey back. If only they could bring back the "old barn." On with the quick hits!
  • Officer to plead guilty to reckless homicide. Don't drink and drive people.
  • Ryan Harris case heads to a finale. Did everyone notice that as soon as the city council voted to encourage a settlement, pincham upped the asking price from $5 million to $10 million? Thanks a lot city council! You jackasses.
  • Another "Hired Truck" figure sentenced. Hey Frank? Fran? This is what real reporting looks like - learn something.
  • Blago continues to deny deny deny ... wait a minute, didn't george ryan say almost the exact same thing? EXHIBIT A - Blago says he knows nothing about any state pension deals being traded for campaign contributions. EXHIBIT B - Ryan says he knew nothing about any driver's licenses being traded for campaign contributions. Things that make you go "hmmm" and speculate that Frank and Fran are taking it in the shorts again.
  • And the daley endgame continues. After giving away $40 million dollars in "Hired Truck"deals, tripling the cost of the 911 Center, giving away a $6 million dollar parcel of land in Lincoln Park, spending $200 million over and above budget for a $150 million dollar park, building a parking garage that LOSES money downtown, giving away tens of millions to "minority" front companies, the mayor now wants to raise taxes and fees to the tune of $37 million. Get this - one bright idea is a first of its kind tax on delivery companies like FedEx and UPS for $5 million dollars. If we were FedEx or UPS, we'd pull services out of the city rather than pay this extortion and watch the business community howl for blood. Daley is toast.
UPDATE: Blackhawks win Sunday night 3-0 over the Minnesota Wild.


Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Hey M!

Where is the link for the qualifying matches for World Cup 2006? You know a game played by every nation in the world, not just the mainly white ones. Every nation in the world (except for about six) entered. Mother Russia appeared out of the running, but are making a strong comeback.

I will be pulling for Grant Fuhr to make the Hockey Hall of Fame. And cheering Anson Carter. Will he again be on the Bruins?

9/18/2005 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there some way to flag this idiot's posts?

9/18/2005 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the plain clothes cop tonight that kicked in the door on 119th street (5th dist) maced the dude yelling at the cops and recovered the pistol he had? It was funny. The guy thought nobody would screw with him because he was inside his door. He got quite a surprise! GOOD WORK!

9/18/2005 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above post has nothing to do with the subject matter of the thread. Cant anyone talk about anything other than police work.
(by the way Im a cop as well, before you have a hissyfit)

9/18/2005 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

We'll post World Cup stuff when they start the World Cup next year. Don't worry Lefty, we're fans of football, too, but when they spend two years qualifying, we don't want to burn out the newbies. And the good players are all still playing for their club teams anyway.

9/18/2005 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess...I think that the cop who maced the guy and kicked in the door was..Oh, I don't know..YOU!

9/18/2005 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEARS... on da board 1st... 7-zip... off a Detroit turnover... Go Bearz!

9/18/2005 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daaaaa Bearz suck- Detroit scores on 50 yard pass... but da xtra point blocked! Bearz 7-6... Da Bearz da Bearz Da Bearz

9/18/2005 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Figures that lefty supports a commie sport like soccer.

9/18/2005 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12:19; what was the final 38-6. One lucky play and they suck.
You must be one of the over reacting bosses on the job; ie like when one guy screws up punish everyone. Probably a Cubs fan who agrees with the annoucers how the Cubs ruined Chris Carpenter's CY YOUNG run. Don't write in again jagbag.

9/18/2005 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eeeeee-zzzzzzzz-yyyyyyyy Francissssssssssss!!!!!! I wrote both bearz posts... Da Bearz Da Upz Da Downz Da Blowout Win Da Playoffz Da Opposite Da Coach Da Orton Da Jones Da Pickoffs Da Brown Da Wade Punt Return Da Muhammad TD Da Brown INT 4 6 Da Super Bearz Super Bowl Da Season in Full Bloom Da Bearz Da Eazy Chair Da Brainwashing Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz Da Bearz !!!!!!!!!!!

9/18/2005 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the Roman Catholic Church is recruiting priests from prison.,1,1668235.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

9/18/2005 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of strokes...who is the Lt. of the detail unit (F/1)....what a piece of work....she decides to throw her lights and sirens on LSD after the Bears game, honking the horn like people can get out of her way anyway....what a moron

9/18/2005 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick note. Commander Cronin was involved in a bad accident in 016 just a while ago and is in critical condition. Is this a bad omen? First Murphy, now Cronin. My prayers go out to him and his family.

9/18/2005 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the city of taxes. If the pols waste money, they just make us pay for it. The Dems love to tax us for their own perverse pleasure. The problem is we just keep paying and paying and don't do anything about it- like voting all these bums out of office.

9/18/2005 11:58:00 PM  

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