Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Winter Parking Restrictions!

Our favorite time of the year, when the people who don't bother reading the street signs designating Winter Parking Restrictions wake up on Thursday morning and don't know where their cars went. It's always humorous to see the news that morning or evening when everyone complains "It isn't fair! No one told me. There isn't any snow!" as they shell out something like $150 bucks. We've got a garage so we're safe, but are we wrong to be amused? Anyone have stories about getting towed on 01 December?

30 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a dumb thread

11/29/2005 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media has been reminding people all week...how could they forget?

11/29/2005 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No license, no insurance, can't read or speak English, sounds like three strikes you're towed.

11/29/2005 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually, in my district, it seems like people know and do not park, after Dec 1st...so, there are very few cars who actually get ticketed....it's like a big non-issue

11/29/2005 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is getting real stale, real fast. It has become so bad that I am choosing to watch a streaming video than read the same old shit posted here.

SCC, you better come up with some interesting thread or you will not get to 100,000 hits.

ZZZZZZZZZZ

11/29/2005 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

More money for Daley at the expense of the poor. I wonder what the tows are compared from all African-American wards to those which are mostly European-American.

11/29/2005 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. (yawn)

11/29/2005 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think Bt 934 third watch will be writing any tickets at all!!!

11/29/2005 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you start a blog and entertain us with your wit? maybe share the streaming video with the class? or are you too lazy to make the effort and maybe contribute something interesting to the discussions?

i'll take a wild guess at choice #3. stroke

11/29/2005 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attorney Michael Shakman added eight more city employee/plaintiffs today. More patronage clout charges. He also advised U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald of the particulars.

SHAK ROCKS!

11/29/2005 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shak sucks,

11/29/2005 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the yuppies going to RISE UP??

They always get hammered in 19, 23, 20.... Too busy working and paying taxes to worry about it. There are too many condos and too little parking anyway. They should just get rid of their cars, but wait! Who's gonna buy all those city stickers??? Mayor just gonna have ta raise the price to make up for the people that pay the bills....

11/29/2005 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous The baddest gang in town said...

To the hype that is posting his disdain for the police....you obviously have not been rehabilitated in your first three stints in the joint so please follow your instincts and go back in front of your house and sling your bullshit so we can catch you again and ensure you become a productive member of society

This has been a public service announcement.

11/29/2005 08:19:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

I had my car towed years ago when my wife and I were just dating. She lived at Marine drive and Bittersweet (really) - and we got home late on the night of November 30th. There was no parking on her block at that time so I saw a couple spots on Irving park road and parked there. Next morning I go to get the car and - DOH! - it's gone. First instinct is that it's stolen but then, I looked up and read the pretty red/white & blue sign. At that time I only (only!) had to pay $105 but it sucked. I was making $16,500 at an office downtown and was struggling just to keep gas in the f**kin thing. Never made that mistake again. You get good at paying attention to signs after something like that. Thanks for posting this thread - it is awesome! ha...ha...Yuppies of the World - Unite!!!

11/29/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malcolm Y,
How rude of us that we forgot that all laws created are there to enslave the righteous brethern of color. That the evil white man will do anything they can to keep you down. If I were you I would contact Ed Smith, Ike Carothers and Jesse Jackson Jr. to repeal all those laws you feel are racist to you. Good luck. Now shut up and pay your fargin tickets you schmuck!

11/29/2005 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

That is X not Y, man.

Secondly, if you don't think the African-American is treated differently then the European-American either you are lying or are part of the program to get the brother.

11/30/2005 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupidest racial commentary yet...inherently racist street signs?wow

11/30/2005 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You BOGUS offices.

11/30/2005 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Malcolm X's liitle brother said...
That is X not Y, man.

Secondly, if you don't think the African-American is treated differently then the European-American either you are lying or are part of the program to get the brother.

11/30/2005 10:13:26 AM"

I think the northside yuppies get hammered FAR more in terms of parking citations and towing. If you disagree you are either lying or part of the program to mislead the general public about parking enforcement in the City of Chicago.

11/30/2005 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

The North Side yuppie in their gas-guzzling, air polluting SUV, probably bought with money at the expense of the poor, can better afford the towing charges than the working African-American man who probably makes a third of the European-American male.

11/30/2005 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Malcolm X's liitle brother said...
The North Side yuppie in their gas-guzzling, air polluting SUV, probably bought with money at the expense of the poor, can better afford the towing charges than the working African-American man who probably makes a third of the European-American male.

11/30/2005 04:16:41 PM"

Which one is it? Are you finally conceding that Yuppies cars are towed and ticketed more often than lower income African-Americans?

I am glad you came around and realized that yuppies cars are booted and towed more often than Lower Income African-Americans, hence your victimization argument goes out the window.

Also, you are assuming that only European Americans are Yuppies.

For an enlightened individual like yourself, I am surprized that you would not include African-Americans in the term Yuppy. I know I did.

I will agree that the yuppies can better afford the towing charges and tickets, but the answer is simple. If you can't afford the tickets, stay out of the no parking zones.

11/30/2005 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

The term for an African-American yuppie, my friend, is buppie. (get it?)

Secondly, I do not admit the vehicle of the North Side person is towed more than the vehicle of the African-American. Perhaps, someone can get those figures.

I do not condone the illegal parking of motor vehicles. I was just trying to point out the rich European-American can better afford the charges. Also, the odds are greater it is not a person of color living in those trendy neighborhoods.

Finally, it would be foolhardy on your part to argue racism does not exist. It is there everyday.

11/30/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the term buppie racist. Don't you Malcom? Get it. Why do we need to focus on race?

Its not WUPPY its Yuppy. Get it?

I do not argue that racism does not exist I argue that it does not exist in parking enforcement and tows.

11/30/2005 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also do not see any Parking Enforcement Aides out in force by Jackson and Pulaski like one does in Lake View.

11/30/2005 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man, I could be considered a "buppy"! I drive an SUV, live on the north side, own my condo and wear fshionable clothes. But, I also work for CPD and I park legally. Screw giving the city and extra dime..for anything.

I always let out a laugh when I seen an nice ride with a boot, tickets or getting towed by the city.

Quite your whining and pay your tickets!

11/30/2005 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

Glad to see you have made it, brother, but I also hope it is not at the expense of your heritage.

11/30/2005 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As all can see, it takes a black man to define the term "racist" - because they are the biggest bigots on the planet. Oh and, by the way, that is the white mans' fault too. How droll.

12/01/2005 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Malcolms brother
not all racists have whtie skin

12/01/2005 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Westcide Dog said...

ShLeMaY,

Shady,Lefty,MalcolmY,

You've been busted, disgusted and will never be trusted. You know it just aint right when a white man has to pose as a black man just to get his race baited statements replied to. The tip off is that you use the word "foolhardy". Go back under your rock.

12/01/2005 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got towed back in 1986 from 79th street when I forgot about the restriction. And....I've never forgotten since. If the sign says TOW, I believe it!

12/02/2005 01:13:00 PM  

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