Sunday, December 18, 2005

Did he LIE to us?

From the comments section of the post titled "More Smoke and Mirrors:"
  • Sharky said...I was down at HQ today and had a chance to speak with a buddy at Personnel. He told me the reason for the extension on applications for new Police Officers is because they have less than 500 applications turned in to date (473 as of yesterday, not including Internet applications that may have been submitted today).
But... but... but the mayor said he had 3,000 applications?! And they were keeping it open in order to get even more??! And the mayor wouldn't lie to us, would he?

See, here's what we don't get - if any true investigative reporter took the pains to actually, we dunno, ASK QUESTIONS and maybe ACTUALLY DO SOME FACT CHECKING, they would probably be amazed at how often politicians (especially chicago politicians) lie to the media. We suggested that the 3,000 number was a wee bit exaggerated 5 freaking days ago. No one extends an application deadline because you're getting too many applicants, especially if you're giving the test 4 times in a year.

We would suggest that maybe some reporters do a little legwork, ask some questions, grease a few palms and get some information. Have someone pay the $25 bucks and go do a head count at where ever they happen to give the test. Then figure out how 500 applicants becomes 3,000 test takers. Trust us, they aren't going to have 2,500 people taking it on the internet and only 500 show up at UIC.

43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true: is SCC really Jesse Jackson Jr., and was he really seen passing out business cards for this site at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. James Meeks????

12/18/2005 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel that I have to qualify the following comment by stating; "I couldent be happier when/if the mayor finaly gets hammered!"
OK, so the mighty midget lied to the city about the number of applicants for the police exam, newsworthy; maby. gonna get his ass tossed in jail/ran out of office because of this lie; doubtfull. one more log added to the fire that has, of recent, been lit under his ass; possible.
Who will be put in his place? It seems that everyone who was an actual threat to his mayoral status, has been run out of town long ago by various means. How come Paul Valas (old boss of Chgo Public School) hinted about possibly starting to think about maby running for some other "political office", and got a great political job else where? Hell I'd take a shure thing with good $$$ elsewhere, instead of a maby here, with a chance of having my career ended, wouldent you? (and dont tell me that that move was'nt made by da mayor!) Is there a decent alternatave to what we have? Jessie Jr? Meeks? come on, do we realy want either of those idiots running the show? I know the old saying of "be carefull of what you ask for..." His little thing in the paper the other day about "everyone wants to be mayor". OK, you get out of the first taxi cause the driver is a smelly drunk that cant drive, are you going to hop into the second taxi with a driver thats the same, or worse? Who is out there that is -#1 not connected to the mayor we have now, -#2 is going to take care of the city workers -#3 going to do a better job than our current regieme? Any Ideas???

12/18/2005 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sween/Halph Ear lay off the people U screw on this BLOG site. SEE U soon in Federal Court.

Ure kids shoud not suffer when search warrant is soon execuetecd, at Least IAD is going to prosecute U... Please take respnsibility for Ure actions, the lad working witH U, when U made Ure comments only has nine years, ( NO Pension)

Be a man why hurt a some else. Donna has a enough to cope with

12/18/2005 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sween/Halph Ear lay off the people U screw on this BLOG site. SEE U soon in Federal Court.

Ure kids shoud not suffer when search warrant is soon execuetecd, at Least IAD is going to prosecute U... Please take respnsibility for Ure actions, the lad working witH U, when U made Ure comments only has nine years, ( NO Pension)

Be a man why hurt a some else. Donna has a enough to cope with

Are you drunk or just that stupid.
Could you please for the sake of everyone else use your spell check? Typos are fine with me but you just don't get your point across when you butcher the english language like that. Jesus. I would hate to sign your reports.

12/18/2005 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Have to agree with 0351's comments. the Devil you know is better then the devil you don't. I really cannot see a viable contender who would treat the CPD any better (and I'm not saying we are treated good now) then what we have now.

12/18/2005 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could be treated any way we wanted regardless who was mayor if we would stick together as Police Officers. But to many ass kissing pieces of shit on this job.

As for the mayor, he will get his someday. He will learn soon what sorrow really is. How a person like him can look himself in the mirror. I dont like greedy people, he is a modern day Hitler, Napolean, Husein, Binladdin all in one. And the Mrs aint no betta.

12/18/2005 08:22:00 AM  
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12/18/2005 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Daleys Recent Articles said...

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12/18/2005 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so. I can't believe the City would lie. The City sounds like the FOP. I thought the City and the FOP were both for truth, justice and the American way.

12/18/2005 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know he won't run now, but I'd love Joe Birkett as our mayor. He is pro police and law, and republican!

12/18/2005 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Napolean, some new skinny Italian working for Streets and San.?

12/18/2005 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as investigative reporting anymore. Hasn't been since the 80's. Local or National. Reporters only "report" what they are told by Daley, Bush, etc....

12/18/2005 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Peter Karl an investigative journalist?

12/18/2005 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 05:37:17
Dear Sgt. Spellcheck,if you can't read between the lines on that officers problem your ain't much of a cop. I would hate to work for you. Mind your own business. Overly anal.

12/18/2005 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USE THAT P.D.T. Hit the menu key, now hit the EQ key enter a time prior to current time and the district NOW SEE THE PENDING JOBS!!

12/18/2005 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:19 pm

No. Aktually, Komrade Karl is the inkorruptible Kommissar of the Chikago P.D. Bureau of Indoktrination and Propaganda.

12/18/2005 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is out there that is -#1 not connected to the mayor we have now, -#2 is going to take care of the city workers -#3 going to do a better job than our current regieme? Any Ideas???

12/18/2005 03:51:58 AM


Guys, I think we need to think alittle deeper here.

The #1 Q should be rewritten as, "Who else has the connections that the current mayor does?" Further, who does not want his connections?

#2 should be: Who cares about city workers? and why *should* anyone care? There is a sence of entitlement here, nowadays. When my parents got jobs (not CPD or CFD) in the 70's, they were expected to help out The Machine. Now, everyone want the world but does not want to pay the fair.

#3, The City works fine....for some people. It may not be me or you, but someone's damn happy and are not interested to see it change.

Something to think anout...

12/18/2005 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

European-Americans, like those here, got what they deserved when, in those wards inhabited by persons of that heritage, Mayor Daley pulled in upwards of 80 per cent of the vote.

12/18/2005 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so. I can't believe the City would lie. The City sounds like the FOP. I thought the City and the FOP were both for truth, justice and the American way.

12/18/2005 10:31:26 AM

No that would be Superman and if you don't already know this, he is a fictional character.

12/18/2005 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure educated young people would LOVE a job where the city fucks them every chance it gets!! Come one come all!!

12/18/2005 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the PDT Nazi?!

12/18/2005 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:
Something to think anout...

12/18/2005 04:24:51 PM

Good add-on to my questions, allow me a retort, 1- good comment on the "connections", yes, I would like to see someone with his connections in place, however, when you look at things like the hired truck scandal, and a few other things going on at city hall, I would like to see those connections used for the betterment of the city, and thats something I think we can (as a majority) agree on.
2- You dont think that Police and Fire pay the fair every day we show up and work? what are the ramifications if Joe/Jayne Citizen dont have a City Sticker? or, have a auto registered at Family/friends house outside the city but live here? Do they have a residency clause in thier employment? Lets look at a simple "domestic", Dr./Lawyer/Indian Chief gets into a shouting match with spouse, a simple 1-P, we get sent to call back for god knows how long if the police show up on the same situation! (Tell me if thats not true!) Yes, I knew the price of the fair to play this game, and I do play by the rules, but wouldent you like it changed too???
-3, Well, just see #1 above.
I think someone would like to see things change, hence the articles in the paper... If the regular "sheep" out there knew the reality of some of the things that were going on, dont you thing that they would like to see a change as well?
As for Lil Malcom- once again, you are 110% right, all of the evils of society (slavery/crime/aids/poverty/cancer...) are the fault of M-2's,and no one of your herritage voted for him: wake the fuck up you ignorant fool!

12/19/2005 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jesse jackson jr for mayor.

fuck the police

12/19/2005 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, I just got my BA and now I can work for the CPD.
I'll start out at aboput $36,000 and work midnights. OK, the pay sucks , the hours aren't the best but its a secure job. OH WAIT !!
I have to live in the city of Daley I mean Chicago. Where will I live in this city on $36K a yr?
Well I can buy in Rogers Park, no wait a minute, on my salary I could not afford a home up there. OK how bout Uptown? No, there building more condos than they got hillbillie crack heads, and they want $300K plus. OK,OK, lets see, how bout Logan Square? NO, $36K just doesn't buy a home there, I'll have to work 2 side jobs to meet the mortgage. All Right Albany Park looks good, no wait, again $300-$400K condos-homes. I can't swing a mortgage on my salary alone. Well LIncoln Park, Lakeview, Goldcoast ,South Loop are totally out of the question. Well I could live on the West Side but I really don't think I would fit in. Oh the South Side is affordable BUT well, its the SouthSide, enough said. How bout the East Side, well if I get a map I could probably find it, oh whats that just look for the smoke stacks and stench? Wait how bout the far far NorthWest Side the place they call "Gods Country?" What this, $550K for a Georgian in Oriole Park? So I got my BA and want to work for the CPD. My salary can not buy me a home in the city unless I want to live in a neighborhood thats sub par. I just realized that I will not be provided Health Insurance by the City when I retire, not even a contribution. I have to work 29 yrs to max out on my pension and the FOP doesn't work for their members. YOU KNOW WHAT, FUCK THE CITY, FUCK THE CPD, I'M GONNA WORK FOR A SUBURBAN DEPT.

12/19/2005 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck YOU

12/19/2005 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st and 16th brother thats all its about. No super hero here just going to dog it up for the next 13 years and retire.

12/19/2005 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous retiree said...

How's morale, guys?

12/19/2005 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morale? We're supposed to have some? HA!

12/19/2005 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess malcolm the 10th's redheaded brotha would have preferred Paul Jakes as mayor. Did he promise you a spot.

"This muthafucka up in hea is goan be a three star elite. He goan be runnin all da tips".

12/19/2005 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I found it , I found where Dept. morale is!!!

It 's here but quick, it's going....

FLUUUUSSSSHHHHH................

There it goes DOWN the toilet.

12/19/2005 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1- good comment on the "connections", yes, I would like to see someone with his connections in place, however, when you look at things like the hired truck scandal, and a few other things going on at city hall, I would like to see those connections used for the betterment of the city, and thats something I think we can (as a majority) agree on.


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Mmmmm... Define "betterment of the city". Who's betterment? The connected cement guy that bilked the people for plant potters on Ashland ave? The taxing paying citz on the North, NW and SW side that cant send their kids to a public school that they pay for? The illegal spanish kids that use tax money to learn English, but will never get a dl or insurance? Or the useless ghetto Afro family that does not pay for housing, education or food, then complains that 400 years ago their great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother was a slave and as a white male I am responsible for their plight all the while they rack up $12,000 heating bills?

Someone said, "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cant fool all the people all the time."

I'll say: you can please some of the people some of the time, but you cant please all the people all the time.

12/19/2005 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Bubble said...

Where will I live in this city on $36K a yr?
Well I can buy in Rogers Park, no wait a minute, on my salary I could not afford a home up there. OK how bout Uptown? No, there building more condos than they got hillbillie crack heads, and they want $300K plus. OK,OK, lets see, how bout Logan Square? NO, $36K just doesn't buy a home

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According to www.bankrate.com 's mortgage calc a $300,000 loan (average ranch in Garfield Ridge) at 5.76% (the best rate which no one gets) for 30 year will give you a monthly payment of:

$1,752.62

I have 4 1/2 yrears on. No car payment. $130/mo mc payment. $300/mo defrd comp. I bring home just over $1,500.

So I have shell out more than 1/2 my salary to some shit ass ranch on teh S sie that needs new insulaton, plumbing, wiring, carpeting, roofing, etc.

Ya sure.

12/19/2005 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malcolm X's liitle brother said...
European-Americans, like those here, got what they deserved when, in those wards inhabited by persons of that heritage, Mayor Daley pulled in upwards of 80 per cent of the vote.

12/18/2005 06:43:43 PM

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I think Jr. is a white guy with a liberal guilt complex.....

12/19/2005 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:
I'll say: you can please some of the people some of the time, but you cant please all the people all the time.

12/19/2005 11:07:04 PM

That shure the fuck dont sound like it to me! The truck scandal, the flower pots, that park with the silver turd, that sounds like waste! The ability to make a grant from the Gov't for a couple of million to improve the road ways in the city happen, and not increasing our taxes, thats a "connection", the abillity to create the "expansion project" at O'hare without crying poor to the City for the past few years which in the long run will benifit the city. ( you really want connections; Lil Dick should make all of his fat-cat rich friends who have been skimming off the top for the last few years do the O'Hare project for FREE, they made soo much money!). I'm talking about "connections" that will make the City better, not his friends richer! As for the refference to "reporations", well: I never beat any slaves, and I'll bet the individual never picked cotton, as far as I'm concerned "they is shit out of luck!" What are we going to do for the American Indians? the Chineese? the Japenesse we put in inturnment camps during WWII? the Irish (before some of you start bitching, look up the term "Indentured Servant", not all of them was black!)? Hell, there were a ton of Polish jokes going around, so lets pay them too...How about the way the Mexicans (legal or not) are treated? guess they get a cut too, by the time we get around to figuring this shit out, only the people who got here as of today, forward will not get any "reporations". And before Lil Malcom spouts off at his pie hole, you shuld pay us because our eyes and heads hurts reading your inflamitory racist dribble!

12/20/2005 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before I forget, remember a few years back (8-10 or so) when the Dan Ryan project was going on, the Ryan got re-paved, looked great, worked great....UNTIL..... the first snowfall, all of the snowplows ripped the shit out of the Ryan. The bomb craters in Bagdad were smaller than the pot-holes! The original project ran a couple million over budget, then this shit happens because of crappy asphalt, and the original company admitted to cutting corners. NOW FOR THE PUNCHLINE...the original company fixed the fuck-up, and billed the city/got payed AGAIN! Now, If I was a Roofer, Carpenter, Plumber, or whatever, working on YOUR house, and I pulled some shit like that, what would happen to me? Only in Chicago! Correct me (minus the grammar/spelling) if I am wrong!

12/20/2005 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got to stop drinking!!!

12/20/2005 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for the refference to "reporations", well: I never beat any slaves, and I'll bet the individual never picked cotton, as far as I'm concerned "they is shit out of luck!" What are we going to do for the American Indians? the Chineese? the Japenesse we put in inturnment camps during WWII? the Irish

And before you know it there won't be any $$left for us Lithuanians..

12/21/2005 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOHAAAAAA! Did someone say us Lugens are getting money, about time I say, where do I sighn up!

Me and that one other Lietva Boy.

Merry Christmas and SVIEKS to you!

12/21/2005 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Lugan stills lives in Marquette Park and what the mutts did to this neighborhood they owe me a whole lot of repartations."SHOW ME THE MONEY"

12/21/2005 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous kaunas vilnius said...

The ethnic slur for Lithuanians is spelled lugan or loogan.

WARNING: Do not address Dick Butkus as a "lugan".

12/21/2005 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the last poster sorry for the misspell, you are correct sir, Lugan, my fingers were greasey from all the bacon bunns. Kaip tau yanis-MO FO.

12/22/2005 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Lugan that still lives in Marquette Park, That aint reporations youre looking for, thats combat pay, and a diffrent check, so you gettin payed twice! If you might be Female, yes, again you get another check... X3,,,,

12/23/2005 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew there were at least 6 of us on the job (unless someone double posted here). I've belonged to the Lithuanian American Police Association (LAPA)for some time now, and they haven't helped me promotion -wise. I'm thinking of withholding my dues. Well I'm out of sour cream for the Kugelis..
And by the way, integration didn't really work out too well in Marquette Park

Linksmu sv. Kaledu!

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12/26/2005 09:22:00 AM  

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