Monday, January 23, 2006

Election Day, eh?

Canada is holding early elections today, and all indications are that the ruling Liberal party is about to get their butts handed to them. A huge number of scandals have rocked the party and the Conservatives are widely expected to garner enough seats to form a government completely on their own - no coalitions with the Greens or similar fringe groups.

Michael Moore is beside himself and can't believe that Canadians might wish for a change. Captain's Quarters has been covering the entire election process, all the way back to the scandals that caused the government to fall. If you're a political junkie like we are, the Captain should be covering the election all day and commenting on what it means to American security issues along the world's longest undefended border.

UPDATE: Conservatives win (via Drudge) an outright majority. And Portugal elected a Conservative president today also. Cool.

59 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! we forgot above Hitney.

1/23/2006 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, the above s/b about. (typo)

1/23/2006 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous First post!!! said...

Finally first post!!!!! Bt 1631 1st watch down car for you people that live on beat. Call that useless Alderman Banks and complain cause Commander of 016 doesnt give a shit about this beat and I hope he is reading this blog! Call alderman and mention commander by name and ask why bt car is always down. Bt car was down 5 out of 7 days on mids last week. Look at nice artwork on buildings up and down Harlem. 3rd watch car is no help either so dont bother asking them for help.

1/23/2006 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous maybe not first post. said...

Damn it too me too long to write first post you guys are quick!!!!!

1/23/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Laurence P said...

INVADE CANADA !!!!

Great hockey, great fishing, great beer !!!!

First thing we do is, TAKE DOWN ALL THEM PICTURES OF THE F'n QUEEN !!!!!!

1/23/2006 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1611 3rd watch- by far the worst beat car in the city, total DOGS! The bitch on that car should be working the desk or lockup, she can't even get out of the car!

1/23/2006 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faced with a huge spike in pension costs, Chicago Public School officials are weighing a host of drastic measures -- including cutting more than 1,000 teaching jobs and raising high school class size -- to balance their coming budget......

Where is all the Lottery Money. Or did the mayor suck all that up too. Its wasted on the lazy minority vote.

1/23/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Stay on Topic said...

I ....umm....thought this thread was about Canada?

1/23/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the Queen!

1/23/2006 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely THE WORLD’S Funniest commercial!! Cut and paste the following in your address box:

www.govideocodes.com/v-10809-smartbeep-girl-rips-one.php

1/23/2006 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This 016 bashing is getting reeeeaaalll old!OK you've made your point,get over "IT".I don't work the northside,could'nt find my around 016 with a roadmap.Whoever you are you've got some VERY serious issues and need "HELP".It's the nature of the beast,EVERY district has a dog car/s learn to DEAL WITH IT!Hey SCC can't you start deleting this bashing shit??????????

1/23/2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Canadians have bombed the Baldwins!

1/23/2006 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They bombed the Baldwins?!?!

singing/Bomb Canada! Bomb Canada!

1/23/2006 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What monies are wasted on minority votes? It appears that the money is spend on some silly bean on Michigan Ave. a large under ground used parking lot at Grant Park, the mayor friends and friends of friends with their rigged bidding on contracts, ghost payrolling for family members....wrought iron fences and concrete flower pots...so exactly what monies are going to minorities and which minority group are you trying to point a finger at???????

1/23/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

When will this fucking shit end with finance????

see: www.chicagofop.org/ Update page

C.T.A. SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT GRIEVANCE

The Lodge filed a grievance (129-06-003) today on behalf of all officers who did not receive payroll checks for C.T.A. Special Employment as well as on behalf of those officers whose checks were incorrect on 20 January 2006. The Lodge is asking that the officers receive 18% interest on the monies owed them.

If you are included in the above mentioned categories, please call the Lodge and ask for Catharine so that we can compile a list of affected officers.

1/23/2006 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Leftisthebest, Canada is finally waking up and coming around. YOU LIBERALS SUCK AND SO DOES CANADA AND FRANCE. HEY O'GRADY AKA LEFTISTHEBEST ANOTHER COUNTRY GOING THE RIGHT WAY!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, YOUR ANTI AMERICAN RHETORIC IS HELPING US BIG TIME.

GOD BLESS AMERICA, GEORGE BUSH AND THE FREEDOM TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.
GOD, GUNS AND GUTS MADE AMERICA FREE!!!

1/23/2006 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea if I'm included because I still haven't received my stub for my direct deposit. WTF!

1/23/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous sheila broflovski said...

times have changed.
Our Kids are getting worse!
They wont obey their parents
They just want to fart and curse!
should we blame the government or blame society?
or should we blame the images on tv?

NO! blame canada, blame canada
with all their beady little eyes
an' flapping heads so full of lies
blame canada, blame canada
we need to form a full assault, its canada's fault

don't blame me for my son stan
he saw that darn cartoon and now he's off to join the clan!
and my boy eric once had MY picture on his shelf
but now when I see him he tells me to fuck myself

well, blame canada, blame canada
it seems that everything's gone wrong
since canada came along
blame canada, blame canada
they're not even a real country, anyway

my son could've been a doctor or a lawyer it's true
instead he burned up like a piggy on a barbecue

should we blame the matches, should we blame the fire?
or the doctors who allowed him to expire?

HECK NO!

Blame canada, blame canada
with their hockey hullaballoo
and their bitch Anne Murray too
Blame Canada, shame on Canada!

for the smut we must stop
The trash we must smash
the laughter and fun
this will be undone
we must blame them and cause a fuss
before somebody thinks of blaming us!!!

1/23/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1611 3rd watch- by far the worst beat car in the city, total DOGS! The bitch on that car should be working the desk or lockup, she can't even get out of the car!

1/23/2006 10:16:18 AM


TIS TRUE!!!

1/23/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The following is rather long and I apologize. I thought it was very interesting reading and perhaps some topics of discussion.

The Governor's State of the State recap:

The biggest news in Springfield this past week was the Governor’s State of the State address. By now you have probably read or heard about what he said in his 40 minute address. The message gave a list of accomplishments we will undoubtedly hear again in his re-election campaign, and laid out an ambitious list of 2006 goals that will be detailed in his budget address next month. Inherent in that agenda was a philosophy that government should do more for citizens. The message failed to mention some basic realities of our state that will likely make those goals just so many more empty promises.

Borrowing

One of the elements missing in the speech was a review of the state’s ability to even maintain what we have been providing for citizens. First, our state debt is spiraling out of control. Virtually all of this Administration’s initiatives have been financed through borrowing and sweeping balances from all types of special purpose funds. Since taking office, Governor Blagojevich has increased the state’s general obligation bond debt by 167 percent (from $7.6 billion to $20.3 billion) to pay for new and expanded programs. Make no mistake, this is a true crisis where the state is borrowing to make interest payments on previous loans.

Health Care

Health care is an important concern of most citizens. The Governor and Chicago leaders in the General Assembly have also increased our state’s unpaid Medicaid liability from $6.4 billion to $8.25 billion – an increase of nearly $2 billion, or 28.5 percent. Though the Administration just borrowed $1 billion to begin paying down some of the backlog of payments owed to doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare providers, the state is still $2 billion behind in payments.

Because of the state’s practices of delaying payment and discounting bills, providers must shift the cost for their services to other paying patients. You as well as companies providing health insurance for their employees pay more for services because of the state’s Medicaid policy. It’s understandable why health care providers do not want new patients on Medicaid.

Pensions

The Governor did not mention the state of our pension systems that have become the worst funded state pension systems in the nation. This administration and majority party legislators withheld payments to the system that were negotiated many years ago to finally reach necessary funding levels. The current plan to raid state, university and teachers’ pensions is in place for four years unless legislators decide to overturn it. In addition to jeopardizing the retirement security for millions of employees and their families statewide, this raid increased the state’s unfunded pension obligation from $281.5 billion to $320 billion, an increase of $38.5 billion.

Support for College Students

The governor made a point of saying how the state must help citizens continue their education past high school to achieve more rewarding careers. He pointed out rising tuition levels at universities and colleges now justify offering a $1,000 tax credit to families if the college student achieves a “B” grade average. What he didn’t say was that his administration has reduced state funding for higher education every year in inflation-adjusted dollars. It has given no construction dollars to maintain and upgrade classrooms in which to learn. As a result, student tuition and fees have had to help make up for the state’s decreased support.

Job Growth

The Governor mentioned a number of jobs that have been created in Illinois during his administration and called for a jobs bill and new spending. What was missing in his statement was a comparison of how many more jobs there would be today if Illinois had followed the fiscal policies of our neighboring states. They chose to limit borrowing, prioritize spending, help employers to expand jobs, and not increase business fees. The difference in outcomes speaks for itself.

1/23/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the SunTimes article about Lisa Madigan wanting non profit hospitals paying more for the uninsured and poor. Bottom line you will see the result being hospitals closing down and leaving Illinois.

1/23/2006 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody is leaving Illinois. I'm relatively young and now out of state. The roomie (friend) is an ex-suburbanite, ex-Lincoln parker. She has dozens of job opportunities where we are at, none in Chicago. Ditto me.

We want to come home, but there are no jobs waiting for us. Instead, we have a steadily expanding group of ex-Chicagoans where we are now. Nobody can get home. In the last 3 years, its the ONLY place I've known anybody who was involuntarily unemployed.

I won't blame it on the Ds generally (at least, in this post). I blame it on the combine of Illinois Ds and R's like Ryan. They are killing Illinois.

Illinois is not alone though. We were out on Saturday and met a bunch of young grade school teachers from central (Grand Rapids) and northeast Michigan (Detroit) and upstate NY (Buffalo). I was like, y'all moved to X (where I am) to teach 7th graders?

They uniformly indicated that there were no options for them in central (Grand Rapids) and northeast Michigan (Detroit) and upstate NY (Buffalo). None in Chicago either. Basically, people go where they are needed. Where are they needed? Where companies are creating jobs. Where are companies creating jobs?

Not anywhere where Ds have an unfettered hand.

See today's news that Chicago public schools need another round of layoffs with thousands fewer children in the schools this year. There is nothing left in Chicago. Its a dying or dead city waiting for the second coming.

Last one out please turn off the lights. Or vote Daley, Stroger and Blago out. There are dozens of us where I am, and we are all waiting to come home, but nobody is coming home to a job that doesn't exist.

As much as y'all attack each other, its fiddling while Rome burns. There is only one enemy, and he is not a uniform. Our enemy is Daley. It is as simple as that. He is killing your city.

1/23/2006 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to realize that there is NO Republican party in Illinois. It's Republican in name only. Gov. Blago is spending it all to get re-elected. He's giving away every thing for everyone. The only thing I hope for is USA Fitzgerald targeting Blago. It can't happen soon enough.

1/23/2006 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are a Democrat/Liberal this is what you stand for:

INCREASED TAXES

NO PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE

NO RIGHT TO EXPRESS ANYTHING CHRISTIAN

ANTI GUN OWNERSHIP

HIRING QUOTAS BASED ON RACE/SEX

EQUALITY OF OUTCOME

ANY TYPE OF SEXUAL URGE IS OK AND NORMAL

TERRORISTS ARE NOT THE ENEMY

TERRORISTS SHOULD BE AFFORDED CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION

WE ARE THE REASON FOR 9/11

DIVERSITY IS WONDERFUL AND WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT

ABORTION IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS ABOUT

ABORTION IS AN AMERICAN IDEAL

MINOR AGED GIRLS ARE ALLOWED TO GET AN ABORTION W/O PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

AMERICA IS REASON FOR EVERYTHING WRONG IN THE WORLD

REPUBLICANS WANT TO POLLUTE THE ENVIRONMENT

IT IS WRONG TO KILL ANIMALS BUT A RIGHT TO HAVE ABORTION ON DEMANDS

THE DEATH PENALTY IS WRONG BUT ABORTION IS A RIGHT

BIG GOVERNMENT

MASSIVE SOCAIL PROGRAMS

FREE HEALTH CARE

OPEN BORDERS

1/23/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this site is to be believed, Democrat = art fag and Republican = drooling racist.

I must be a Libertarian I guess...

1/23/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO YOUR JUST AN IDIOT

1/23/2006 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today on wmaq radio 780 they said that the illinois house is going to pass a bill were the ASA's can carry guns." the right to protection is important" The average citezen should be really pissed off! How about the average Joe?? They can be victimized and if they attempt to carry a gun for protection that same ASA will charge em. A JOKE!

1/23/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
NO YOUR JUST AN IDIOT

1/23/2006 02:11:28 PM


But at least I know the difference between "Your" and You're".

1/23/2006 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today on wmaq radio 780 they said that the illinois house is going to pass a bill were the ASA's can carry guns." the right to protection is important" The average citezen should be really pissed off! How about the average Joe?? They can be victimized and if they attempt to carry a gun for protection that same ASA will charge em. A JOKE!

1/23/2006 02:16:07 PM



You are so right. What about the citizen who has no record and wants to protect his own? You guys want to carry but you don't want the law abiding citizen to. Hypocritical don't you think?

1/23/2006 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous 016 guy said...

1611 3rd watch- by far the worst beat car in the city, total DOGS! The bitch on that car should be working the desk or lockup, she can't even get out of the car!

1/23/2006 10:16:18 AM


TIS TRUE!!!

1/23/2006 12:54:39 PM

I concur! they suck. I work on the same watch & 1611 3rd watch -are DOGS!

1/23/2006 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Concerned Cop said...

I love the way we just get along and stick together on this job! HEHEHE!!!
Bitch BITCH bitch BITCH BITCH.
Makes me wanna puke. What did ya get on this job for anyway? To harp about other people ya work with? Pitiful!

1/23/2006 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, for all p/o's that live on 1631 beat. I contacted Banks office spoke with a secretary who advised me to call John Donovan, he is Banks right hand man. John gets in tonight at 6pm contact # is (773)622-3232. stop bitching on this site and make that call just like I am going to do...let this guy know all about what is happening ....maybe he will listen!

1/23/2006 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey.
Good for us.
We, the CPD, made the yahoo national news with the theft of our squad car during a traffic stop.

Why doesn't the Training Division teach the real threat we face daily ? The bad guys are kicking our asses because we are clueless.

1/23/2006 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya hey !!!

The Canadian Mounties don't lose their few-kin horses ay ?

1/23/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came through training in 1996.
Today I am a Sgt. Lucky, clout, had the answers, makes no difference, I'm most of your's boss, no matter how you cut it.

I had an instructor who took my car during a street stop class.
Old guy, seemed to like to make me feel stupid. I said fat chance.
It could never happen to me in real life. The academy was bullshit and a place for showboaters who lost their edge.

Today , I don't know. Maybe we should do more to pass on the "what ifs". I know it will happen again. It won't be me. He did seem like an asshole. What happens now is up to us.

We do not belong in the national news as a city of fuck ups.

1/23/2006 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boss my ass, fuck you jag bag.
this city is what this city do.

Who cares if a car is taken?
It's only paper. dick face

1/23/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sgt. 15:13

Thanks again for proving most of "US" correct...just in your small paragraph you have proved that you can be retarded and illiterate and still make Sgt.
Nobody cares whose boss you are...we do know that you are a pud!

1/23/2006 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous ret. got irocc card said...

Re: H.R. 218 (Retiree Concealed Carry)
Got my IROCC Permit Card in the mail.

It reads as follows:

ILLINOIS RETIRED OFFICER CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT

ID Number:--------
Date of Birth:-- -- --

(Retiree's Last Name, First Name)
Issued: -- -- 06
Expires: -- -- 07

Qualified To Carry Revolver and Automatic Firearms
Authorized By: s/Thomas J. Jurkanin, PhD.
Valid only when accompanied by a valid FOID card.
Issued By Illinois Law Enforcement, Training and Standards Board in accordance with ILL P.A. 94-0103 and Federal H.R. 218.
For verification, call the Secretary of State Police Inquiry Unit at (phone number) 24 hours a day.

On the other side, it reads your name and address with the following: "This State of Illinois Permit does not give you the right whatsoever to exercise law enforcement authority or take police action in any circumstances."

1/23/2006 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

To 12:23 post,

Win a few, lose a few. Liberals lose in Canada, we win in Venzeula.

1/23/2006 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came through training in 1996.
Today I am a Sgt. Lucky, clout, had the answers, makes no difference, I'm most of your's boss, no matter how you cut it.
1/23/2006 05:13:55 PM

You are a real HAND-JOB!! You're an insult to the real workers out here. You gotta be a real jack-ass to work for...IF you really are a Sgt.!

1/23/2006 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God you're not my boss...DICKHEAD!

1/23/2006 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefty You're STILL Boring....

1/23/2006 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 1996 Sergeant:

I'm sure you didn't mean it, but you have probably ruffled a few feathers with your posting.

I made sergeant when you came on the job, so that makes us peers. I get first pick of furlough, but other than that, we're equal.

You do outrank about 10,000 of the 13,000+ on the job, but just remember, we're only sergeants, we don't walk on water.

1/23/2006 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen brother...........

1/23/2006 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heres a good one.. Finace fucked up the CTA Special Checks.. no one received a check on Friday. What does finace do.. put out a Fax that the checks are ready for pick-up at 1611hrs TODAY.. HOWEVER THEY FUCKING CLOSE AT 1630hrs-- Nice Huh? A grievance has been filed;

FROM: www.chicagofop.org/Current_Updates.html

Monday, January 23, 2006

C.T.A. SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT GRIEVANCE

The Lodge filed a grievance (129-06-003) today on behalf of all officers who did not receive payroll checks for C.T.A. Special Employment as well as on behalf of those officers whose checks were incorrect on 20 January 2006. The Lodge is asking that the officers receive 18% interest on the monies owed them.

If you are included in the above mentioned categories, please call the Lodge and ask for Catharine so that we can compile a list of affected officers.

1/23/2006 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11,254 people tried to kill or seriously harm another person in chicago in the year 2005. That is not including the 447 that were actually killed. Chicago is now concidered the most violent city in the nation. Before the war on terrorism, the military sent their doctors to Cook County Hospital, in Chicago for training.

Remember it not a game out there...

1/23/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous finance said...

. . . can you please send us a caculator?

1/23/2006 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1996 Sgt.
It's guys like you that give bosses a bad name and f**k this job up

1/23/2006 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN ARE W-2 forms coming?

Will they be fucked up?

1/23/2006 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Lose a few Lefty - Portugal just elected a Conservative today also.

1/24/2006 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think Hugo Chavez is a liberal then you have finally shown your true colors.

1/24/2006 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Moore is a piece of shit!

1/24/2006 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Canadian conservatives will oversee a minority government. That means they will have to form a government and will not have their way. Canada is very socially liberal so if the new administration deviates from what is the norm they will have a no confidence vote almost immediately. No one in Canada was looking for a revolution they were just sick of the same thing and the Liberals could not defend corruption. This portends to the mid-terms. The Repubilcans are going to have a difficult time defending corruption.

Hopefully change is afoot.

1/24/2006 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an attempt to stay on topic. . .

From the Daily Kos:

The Canadian liberal party has been ousted after 12 years in power by the country's resurgent Conservatives. In a parliamentary system, getting 36 percent of the vote can get you pretty far.

But not far enough.



Stephen Harper, the 46-year-old Conservative leader, who pulled ahead midway through the campaign, ended an era of centrist politics in Canada, as voters punished the Liberals for a clutch of corruption scandals.

But he will fall short of a majority, and be forced to trawl for support in the 308 seat House of Commons from the leftist New Democratic Party (NDP) and the separatist Bloc Quebecois to form a government, the projections showed.



Another weak government with little popular mandate. The Conservatives are not natural (ideological) allies of the Bloc (who agitate for Quebec's seccession from Canada), and certainly not of the leftist NDP who made dramatic gains this election. (Combined, the Canadian left, including the Greens, drew over 52 percent of the vote. And that's not including the Bloc, which is very leftist as well.)

1/24/2006 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW that Canada has gone to THE RIGHT.....exactly how many troops will they be sending over to IRAQ
seeing that they aren't a member of the Coalition of the willing..
and whatrs all this stuff about MEXICAN troops making arm incursions into the USA....hmmmm
sound like a border problem

1/24/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefty who gives a fuck about Venzeula? Just another shit hole 3rd word country. You are a fucked retard with an 8 pound water head.

1/24/2006 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god....moore is exactly what the rest of the world pictures when they see America...a fat, bloated rich man with a big mouth....

1/25/2006 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bellafonte needs to be charged with treason. F@#% venezuela and chavez.

1/25/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Blogger larrythecableguy said...

ah yes the good ole 1631 smashing let it begin

1/31/2006 12:34:00 AM  

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