Thursday, September 15, 2005

Rally for Mayor Falls Apart

Remember on 01 September when we posted about Fran "the water carrier" Spielman's article about a woman who was organizing a rally to support the embattled mayor? The woman claimed to have no ties to the administration and she would be announcing a date and time for the rally at a later date to tell the Feds to "back off."

Well, thanks to a nifty bit of investigative reporting by the Chicago Tribune's Dan Mihalopoulos and Laurie Cohen (free registration required), it turns out that the woman in question is Janet Murphy, wife of Thomas J. Murphy, a city hall lobbyist who received over $600,000 in lobbying fees and owner of a company that does over $10,000,000 in business with the city. Of course, she and city hall deny coordinating this escapade, and it's probably true (the hall isn't that stupid), but she must be goofy if she thought this wouldn't be traced back to her, her husband, and her husband's business.

And Fran? Just out of curiosity, do you EVER get out the building and actually research your stories? Or are you another "New York Times Jason Blair" type reporter who just fills in the blanks as they pop up with whatever BS the subject feeds you or you can make up? Do you even remember J-school?

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This for a mayor who had his hands on the pulse of the city and was praised as having a vast grasp of details....Wait that was before the "troubles" now he doesn't know or remember anything.

9/15/2005 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know what's really scary?

While Daley is a real jerk with selective amnesia, his successor could well be the mayor from hell.

He is corrupt as any of them. But he really plants pretty flowers and trees with iron fences everywhere. It's sad but funny to watch him shamelessly suck up to
blocks of voters.

I can't wait to retire from this screwed-up police dept. of political hack bosses.

Remember when the job use to be fun and the satisfaction of getting bad guys?

9/15/2005 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:48 What years do you remember when there were no political hack bosses? I remember when getting a new steel garbage can was a big deal. At least now you can get a tree trimmed without calling in a favor.

9/15/2005 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annon 11:48


Well Ive been waiting for a tree to be trimmed on my parkway and a broken curb to be fixed for three years now, I live in the 19th ward and 022nd District.

I get NO poolice service, my ambulance is always east, I wish Daley would be indicted or struck down with a illness, be lucky you can get a tree trimmed, ure in good shape.

I do not work for a police department but a social garbage agency, I live in a kingdom not a democracy.

9/15/2005 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Adolph said...

Hey Lefty,

JOHN ROBERTS Hearing

Did you write those questions for
Teddy swimming lessons Kennedy,
Diane Finestein,(Dan White missed one) Joseph Ben Landin Bendin and Turbin fuck the troops Durbin.

The wrong JO fell out at the city council meeting yesterday lefty, it should have been Mayor Dumb, Dumb. I wish a hired trucking penny would block one of his heart arteries.

When I see those democratic clowns
I have to wear my uniform of the Reich and immediately right a check to my local militia, and check my Mauser.

What did you do to Sweet Baby Ray.
I heard he is getting a Unit Citation (red bar) for safely evacuating headquarters when some one mailed baby powder to head- quarters.

9/15/2005 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Adolph,
I think Sweetbabyray was at the Academy this morning taking the power test to go to New Orleans. I wasn't called. I think M or BB blacklisted me downtown. Can't have a leftist on board, he might contaiminate the troops.

In regards to Roberts. Yea, i watched the hearings, and yea, I thought he sounded fairly well. No surprise there though, with all the doubletalk Republicans do so well. Heck YOUR president is the king of that. That's how he got us in the invasion of Iraq.

Thought I saw a WMD the other day outside 35th st. It was only George Ryan, the REPUBLICAN governor, doing another media interview. I can hear the cell door swinging behind him now.

I only hope they leave the top bunk in the cell for YOUR president when we begin the impeachment process next year.

9/15/2005 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Loud Mouth in 016
From: 017 Copper
Subject: 10-1 Last Night In 017

Rule #1 during a 10-1, stay off the phucking radio a$$hole. The dispatcher broadcast the 10-1, and assigned two cars. If you had been near the call in 017 you would have heard ALL the SIRENS from the OTHER CARS also responding and observing Rule #1. It's not your job to come on the air asking the dispatcher why you don't hear more cars comming up over the air. Don't worry, they're going we can hear the sirens.
10-1s in 016 are a cluster phuck of cars stepping all-over each other on the air. Don't worry about us. Mind your own house first.

017 Copper

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9/15/2005 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW just call 311, F the ward offic, 19th of any other. They only have power if you believe they have power.

9/15/2005 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

waste of manpower!!!!!!!!
Robberies are skyrocketing in 10 sector of 022 and rumor has it the
notorious tact team of 022 will be
working security at BR. RICE on friday night. BULLSHIT WASTE OF TAX
DOLLARS.

9/15/2005 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, don't feel bad about Uncle Phil. He even shorted his own neighborhood a police car several nights this week. Beat car down the entire midnight shift. Supposed to protect about 20,000 people, and he doesn't even put the car up on midnights.

Oh, by the way. A hell of a lot of us live there too and are not getting the police protection we deserve, either.

9/15/2005 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

robberies are skyrocketing in 022 (about the only ones making arrests) There are no cars west of damen not to mention western or kedzie. Calls for service are up about 70% in the district they are so undermanned it is sick ( I know every district is) and for years now only people looking to take it easy bid in. ( no recruits allowed) The commander looses his mind over everthing is completley streesed out and walks around screaming about every little incident. there is a pool about him having the big one before he retires. If you live out west look out for each other and maybe call ginger and let her know she can be replaced. But all you whiners are probably the sameones with the merit promotions and good gigs whose names are on the Law Enforcment for ginger posters every election. The district is messed up top to bottom

9/15/2005 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

022 Tact will be working Fisher Fest not Bro Rice....get it right.
The power of the CROSS. It's like the preamble to the SSI parade.

9/15/2005 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who else thinks that Meeks is being prepared to run for Mayor?

9/16/2005 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse has my vote

9/16/2005 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldnt vote for meeks or jackson after their BS publicity stunt with the sgt. I feel sorry for mayor daleys successor. He will have quite a mess to clean.

9/16/2005 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical whiny coppers bitching about anything and everything...how unusual!!! Whoever bitches about 022 should go there and make a difference if they are so great!! If not...stick to things that really matter about the department and not your own private agenda's......

9/16/2005 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

022 is becoming more bogus all of the time.....maybe not so much the tac teams but go ahead and call 911 with a problem and see how long it takes for someone to show up and do something....especially afternoons on 2211..the easiest beat in the city and the laziest know it all cops working it....do your job dog asses

9/16/2005 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm as right wing as they come, and I'm gonna fund the hell out of any decent opponent to Durbin, Blago and Daley.

That said, if this state is stuck with Democratic politicians in office, I honestly think I'd take my cues from Barack Obama for now... so long as he keeps his distance from the other 3.

For a complete liberal, he appears to at least have more than his own self interest in mind. God knows that would be a good start in this environment.

9/16/2005 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe if all you whinny PO's bitch slapped you asshole kids 2211 would be a nice beat

9/16/2005 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"call 911 with a problem and see how long it takes for someone to show up and do something....especially afternoons on 2211..the easiest beat in the city and the laziest know it all cops working it....do your job dog asses"
I know all three of these officers on 2211 afternoons and they certainly are not dogs. If you get your facts straight, they are actually very active and are locking up the aceholes on their/your beat as they STAY on 2211's beat. Maybe the slow response time is due to the fact that they are in the station on an arrest and the DOG rapids in 022 take their time getting to your "my neighbors doggy pissed on my lawn" call you idiot!

9/16/2005 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people bitching about 022 are the same people who whine about everything that is wrong about 022, but will not go to 022 to show them how it's done because they have a cush job. They're probably the parents of the little jackasses who mouth off to the police & feel they are untouchable because, "my daddy's the police". And also are the first ones to bitch if your little jack-off kid mouths off to the police & gets a well-deserved crack.

9/17/2005 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people "bitching" about response in 022, are not complaining about dogs urinating on the lawn. The complaint is when a PO calls 911 to report a susper, and describes a vehicle containing M/1s with its lights off and plates covered,(obviously looking to rob someone, like they did days earlier in the same area) and no car shows. Except outside units coming from quite a ways (79/Cicero)

Before the anonymous poster recommends to "bid" to 022, you must realize first that the response and patrolling is being done by POs, that live in the district and are assigned to outside units. So they are putting their money where their mouth is.

The beat guys on afternoons on that beat are very good officers as well as a handful of others. But when they are down in the station, just hope you got one of those outside units close by, when you call in the next robbery that is about to occur.

9/18/2005 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

outside units? Why dont you leave your outside unit and come to 022??? Blah Blah Blah!!! Thats what I thought!!! Coppers are such idiots!!! Bitch and wine about everything!!! Its a miracle that anybody likes the police anymore with the amount of strokes assembled on this job!!!

9/18/2005 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

outside unit??? Let me guess...you are a detective from A/2? Well detective...even if 022 catches the offenders Im sure the incompetent det.'s(especially midnights) in A/2 wont get charges approved anyway!!! Its common knowledge that if you want to get away with murder....do it in A/2 because they cant solve anything!!

9/18/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the last poster, got any proof? Then you should disclose it. Spouting off half-cocked does not solve anything. I didnt dig on anybody, just stated what happens.

And you took offense, Why? I dont know?

P.S. The outside units would include A/2 ,as well as narcotics, intell., et al

9/18/2005 04:12:00 PM  

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