Tuesday, November 15, 2005

SCC's Thought for the Day

We were just paying the bills and wondering where all the money goes when we had this flash of insight:

Do you realize the mayor has probably never ever known the burden of a car payment? Ever? Or a monthly gasoline bill? Ever since he was part of the old man's political apparatus, he's been driven everywhere in a company car. Police vehicle, County vehicle, City vehicle. It boggles the mind.

Does anyone know what we could do with all the money we spend yearly on transportation alone? Geez.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea we could double our pension funds.

11/15/2005 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dickhead, it's the perks of the job, run for mayor and you can get it too! It goes on in every city in the nation, not just here!
Grow up!

11/15/2005 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do Richy or Maggie wait in line at the Dr. Office?

Did she go to an HMO for her cancer treatments?

Did she get refused meds pending generic avail?

Perks go beyond the obvious job.
They effect family, friends, and enemies.

11/15/2005 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much does the city claim that they spend per officer on health insurance? (per year)

Give the PO the option to self insure and place the amount claimed into his/her paycheck.

Allow the self insured to form their own group plans creating a diverse spending and thus keeping down costs.

Keep the medical, but add a cash incentive at the end of year for unused days.

11/15/2005 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transportation? Hmmmmmmmm Lemme see......

Fleet Mgmt. controls every single vehicle in the city. That includes squad cars, fire engines, street sweepers etc. Usually with that kind of buying power you're able to swing excellent deals on all kinds of vehicles. But there's a problem.

Would you believe the Mayor wanted a vehicle for the Police Dept. that would set it apart from all the other big cities? Would you believe that the military version of the Hummer was being looked at rather closely. The cost of getting a fleet deal on them was a boat load cheaper than the new Crown Vics and could be configured in any way we needed. With Hummer being a faction of GM, they were more than happy to get our business. But then again there was a problem.

Ron Huberman.

Golden Boy decided that we could use those impish Impalas instead. Why? Because according to Ron he didn't want us scaring the fine citizens of this city with a mean old looking truck. He firmly believed we could save gas and officer injury if we could drive around in a slower vehicle. No powerful vehicle, no temptation to drive like a maniac. Ronnie boy even suggested we go with the even smaller Toyota Prius Hybrid because its uber fuel efficient. Needless to say the city now owns a few of those Hybrids for other city departments (bought at the retail price by the way, not under a fleet contract.) The Impalas are here to stay as long as Ron is around. We can only hope he falls on his sword sooner rather than later like all of his predecessors.

11/15/2005 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THOSE IMPALAS SUCK, IF YOUR OVER 6'2" FORGET IT.

11/15/2005 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too much time on your hands to come up with a silly ass post such as this. come on lets try to get better posts you moron

11/15/2005 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We no longer are purchasing Fords because the city chose to join in on a lawsuit against Ford. Ford will no longer provide vehicles or support to the city.

11/15/2005 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous hizzoner said...

Why the attacks on SCC?

Why not explore the relationship that the mayor has had with the citizenry of the City of Chicago?

Why not actually think about the fact that the only reason the mayor likes to fuck the police is because we have been babysitting him all his life and as everyone knows, you always wanted to fuck your babysitter.

Pretty bad, I know. Oh well, you come up with something then.

At least another daley ally went and threw in a GUILTY plea today, admitting daley campaign workers/associates got jobs/promotions for political favors. Another banner day in the sad saga of the City of Chicago.

11/15/2005 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET RID OF ALDERMEN,
i just wanted to find out how these people collect over 100 K for what is listed as a part time job. must be nice to go to the office for 2-3 hours a day....i want those hours too......time to call FOP

11/15/2005 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My problem with the impalas is that the key is behind the computer monitor. If you attempt to exit the car quickly and take the key you have to reach around the back of the computer screen bumping into the gear shift. How do you allow this mix up?

11/15/2005 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SAY WE GO BACK TO FOOT PATROLS AND HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES.................FROM FUCK DALEY

11/15/2005 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a few years ago the mayor had a dizzy spell, this after the media revealed that a cohort of his had taken lots of money to get his wife's friend a business at O'hare fld. The mayor went to Northwestern Memorial Hosp for all kinds of routine diagnostic test, that concluded his bloodpressure medication be changed. Try going into a hospital for routine diagnostic tests and see if your insurance will pay, I think not. Do you think that Richie paid for his. I guess he's entitled to his perks, but do you think his mother should have been driven everywhere by a detail of PO's when she was alive, many years after the old man died?

11/15/2005 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sir/Madam:

With all the corrupy shit that's going on in this City and the mgmt. of the CPD, I respectfully submit that the above post is NITPICKING.

11/15/2005 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Mayor Daley said...

the majority of these posts are nit picky and you should all grow up and leave me, my wife and my family alone

11/15/2005 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Daley's health, do y'all remember when the city mealy-mouthed the idea of buying BLS ambulances and then suddenly found the light?

This is a true story so help me God. When Daley was home in the South Loop and thought he was having a heart attack, the closest one that the FD dispatcher could find was somewhere like Midway airport.

The BLS ambulances were ordered, a day, a week, a month later. I forget which. But basically right after da Mare was given the same treatment as da little people.

11/15/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year when Daley sold the Skyway, he earmarked 100 million dollars for heat, for the poor. Well we all know who the poor are in this city they are the ones who have their window's open in the dead of winter, because it is so dam hot in their apartments. Working people put on a sweater, or a heavy robe, and lower the thermostat, while the poor raise the heat and open the windows. 100 million would have eased a lot of short falls in the city budget

11/16/2005 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About those Impalas,
what does Phil Cline ride in?

11/16/2005 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He lies down flat in the back of a Ford F150 and they throw a tarp over him, or one of those full sized black econolines they have parked at 35th.

11/16/2005 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline now has a Ford explorer, could not fit in the Crown Vic

11/16/2005 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:41

LOL, How about the 6 inch high blue flames eminating off the stove, and the resident in a bra, "It sure be cold, office!"

11/16/2005 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous ex 20166 said...

I love this blog! Just found it tonight. It totally reinforces my decision to leave this job at the earliest opportunity. I'm gone 7 months now... I miss the clowns, not the circus. I wish blogs were around years ago. I could have vented an awful lot. You guys and girls post a lot of very interesting thoughts here.
Go get 'em!

11/24/2005 08:19:00 PM  

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