Monday, January 30, 2006

More Flak for the Mayor

Once more into the breach of divisive racial politics.

The mayor is taking heat for the lack of minority representation in "policymaking city jobs." Now, we don't know about the rest of you, but we don't really care that much about city policy - it always seems directed at emptying our wallets and filling up some politically connected hack's bank account who would be hard pressed to get a job shoveling shit at the circus.

That being said, we are rather of the mind that the jobs should be filled by the person most qualified to do the job. If that person has three arms, one eye, no teeth and is colored green, they ought to be doing that job. This entire business of "entitlements," "set asides," and other such nonsense only further contributes to the slow decay of our major cities and the destruction of any common ground between people. But of course, promoting qualified people has never been the city's strong suit - or the Department's.

Besides, any minority that has seen how quickly the mayor and his cronies throw minorities under the bus as soon as the heat gets to be too much would be idiots to even work for the City in any circumstance.

42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you SCC, the most qualified person should get the job. As far as the racial make up is concerned...SO WHAT. The only ones that are concerened about the racial make up are those wonderful racists like The Hat Tillman, Coleman, and Prekwinkle. Like it or not they are racists. They believe the color of ones skin should dictate over their skill level. That is a racist boys and girls.

I ask all the bloggers to keep this one clean....show you have some sense...you can talk about race issues without throwing out racial slurs.

1/30/2006 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, back in 1973, the Courts said that "affirmative action" was merely a "temporary" remedy to a vexatious problem. Now, it's become a damn BIRTHRIGHT!

My regrets that I will be unable to "celebrate diversity" with y'all during February--Black History month.

I'll be back from Australia before St. Paddy's Day.

No worries, mate!

1/30/2006 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's that lotto money that was supposed to help our schools??? Remember when they started the lottery in Illinois they said we would have the best schools in the country. Ya, right.

1/30/2006 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The White politicians are afraid to say anything on this issue because they'll be labeled "racisits" by their black peers, but Dorothy "the prostitute" Tillman and Coleman can attack the White man with no repercussions. As usual, they bow down to these jackasses! I'd love to see just one White politician stand up for their White constituents!

1/30/2006 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of you cops got drunk over the weekend? Why is it that all you sports junkies were bust out players in high school? You just got to live out that fantasy of what you could never be. How many are gonna watch that silly-ass superbowl? Keep getting fat eat those hot-dogs and chips.

1/30/2006 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Fatty said...

Me! Also going to drink and drive and get away with it cause I am the police, get a life dork.

1/30/2006 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Above: Yoe are a house mouse BEAT-OFF!

1/30/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to move on this job as a white male you have to score beter than everybody on test scores. After all the "merit". Being a white male works against you, it dosent matter if you score well. Even with this disadvantage we as white males still dominate on scores I wonder why

1/30/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SABOTAGE ALERT!

Apparently, we have a trouble-making agent provocateur (8:38 & 8:47) aboard this morning. Fuck off, asshole.

(Ignore the POS)

1/30/2006 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous "been dere; done dat" said...

8:51 AM

Wrong! You can get a legit score so high that it's off the charts! Means nothing. It's all RIGGED to the core.

1/30/2006 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try getting your male white son into a magnet school. he must score head and shoulders above ALL other applicants.
i'm not sure about this but aren't whites a minority in chicago with hispanics in the majority ?
i want a link card, section 8 voucher and a budwieser distributership.....or i will throw out the race card.

1/30/2006 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you guys are logically off on the race thing. You would be right if we could point to ANY evidence that Daley is putting the best qualified into spots. But where in the hell is the evidence of that?

He's putting political hacks and yes men into spots. Collectively, they are driving the city into the ground.

I read the statements of Tillman and others as merely, hey, as long as we're just throwing hacks and yes men into spots, where are mine?

Seriously, name one decent appointed city official. One!

As long as they are throwing around patronage at anybody but the best qualified, why shouldn't each group in the pot demand their share?

1/30/2006 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I name James Laski! He took on the mayor, clean up -uh, mmm, wait a minute- lemme get back to you.

1/30/2006 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger EmB said...

SCC....again your arrogance is equaling your ignorance....All you have to do is look at the very department that you work for and you can see "ALL the qualified" people in all the right places, get real!!! Blacks/Hispanics NOT to their credit are moaning and groaning about Department head jobs, which only allows a few individuals with employment....while mainly "WHITE" contractors and good ole boys are running off with the goose and all of the golden eggs, and every other years there are all kinds of indictments and finger pointing, then its back to business...This is Chicago it has never ever been about qualification, Never will.

1/30/2006 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous bt 1631 awol again said...

No beat car for last 4 days on mids bt 1631. This is getting stupid. Call that asswipe Ald. Banks office, the Commander doesnt care about anything but his own agenda. Hes running 016 into ground. No balls.

1/30/2006 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Suntimes story...

1/30/2006 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a bit off the post..........BUT it keeps bothering me that 25,000 people applied for a couple hundred jobs at a WalMart...this country keep out sourcing jobs claiming that these are jobs that American will not do....DUD!! 25, 000 people seeking employment at near prevailing hourly rate....something awfully wrong here, Americans should be hiring Americans....I now hear that the CPD will be out sourcing the monitoring of all those street cameras next years....to somewhere in India.....cheaper, plus it ain't no job an American would want to do!!!!!!!

1/30/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Ron Huberman said...

I am by far the most qualified person on the mayor's staff! No, wait I didn't mean it THAT way!

1/30/2006 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the thread has slipped a little, leaning more toward racism problems and away from entitlement so here goes.

A major city mayor telling the world that he wants a "Chocolate City" without any censure from the mayoral coalition is disgusting and wrong.

Thus a "new" code word has been established and accepted in the media to replace the "N" and that is chocolate. I know it's not new, ie. Mr. Chocolate etc...

But, now it is mainstream and due to non objection it's stapmed valid.

An "entitled mayor" abusing his responsibility to represent all of the citizens of N.O. choses, in stead, to become a myoptic one sided racist. Way to go "Nig-Nog"
(an affectionate chocolate tag)

Does anyone out there truly believe that a qualified White candidate, or Hispanic, or Asian,
or Other than "Chocolate would EVER be appointed by this mayor?

1/30/2006 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Malcolm X's little brother said...

Well, I promised myself I would not be drawn into any race-baiting by the European-American bigots, but I have refrained long enough.

Everyone always says "the most qualified person should get the job." It never works that way, though, does it? What about those "minority" companies that get city contracts. Turns out they are owned by white folks.

And you SCC (or is it M?) in the thread below raise the race question about the $9 Million Dollar Man. What does it matter his race?

No, white folks bring up the race question and cry, "boo, hoo, hoo. I want mine." Hey! I got where I am by myself. No pols to help me, no ward organization, no nothing.

Try it sometime and quit your belly-aching. Whiny, losers!

1/30/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous hubbie boy said...

Did someone mention the ol' "Hershey highway"?

1/30/2006 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To emb -

When you write stuff like this in the comments -(SCC....again your arrogance is equaling your ignorance....All you have to do is look at the very department that you work for and you can see "ALL the qualified" people in all the right places, get real!!!)

AND WE ALREADY WROTE SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE -

But of course, promoting qualified people has never been the city's strong suit - or the Department's.

- then you need to invest in some Reading Comprehension courses and maybe a Sarcasm Identification class. Have you even read anything we've written? Do everyone a favor and go page through the archives for the past 8 months before you spout off about stuff.

1/30/2006 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY ALL YOU INSPECTORS OUT THERE! You should find those bars that cops go to and bust them for concealed carry while drunk!

1/30/2006 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Deputy fudgepacker said...

I wish I knew how to quit you, Ronnie!

1/30/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bt 1631 awol again said...
No beat car for last 4 days on mids bt 1631. This is getting stupid. Call that asswipe Ald. Banks office, the Commander doesnt care about anything but his own agenda. Hes running 016 into ground. No balls.

1/30/2006 10:09:14 AM

Why don't you make a flyer with these allegations directed towards the businesses on that beat. Put one in the mail box or doorway of every business on beat 1631, informing them that they have NO police coverage on 1st watch. You could do the same for private residents, but they don't carry the impact that the businesses will.

This may help your situation AND GET YOU TO STOP WHINING ABOUT IT HERE, since nothing is going to come of it if you don't get proactive.

Good luck!

1/30/2006 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You only need police on 1631 when you start getting some REAL Crime. Barking dogs doesn't count. Maybe if you fools would lock the garage door you wouldn't lose anything.

1/30/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't forget those drunk cops racing around the beat late at night!

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

anyone see the movie crash? This was a intresting piece, I still don't know what to make out of it, other than everybody is racists so get over it!!!!!!! I don't like you , you don't like me, so let's keep it that way!!!!!! I don't know someone else comment on it!

1/30/2006 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it, that it's impossible to get a job with the city unless you know someone and/or a minority????

Why can't the most qualified/best applicant-interview, etc, qualify for an open position?

btw: I'm a white woman, a quasi-minority...

1/30/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh great now a new minoriy group ! ! ! What the fuck is a" quasi "anyways ?

1/30/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You only need police on 1631 when you start getting some REAL Crime. Barking dogs doesn't count. Maybe if you fools would lock the garage door you wouldn't lose anything."

Wait, Affirmative Policing? Thats a new one!
I pay the most taxes in the city. I deserve at least one tact team in my district.

1/30/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous ievjjim said...

Bank on Harlem and Addison got robbed today way to go bt 1631!!!!!

1/30/2006 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was the offender one of them there "quasies"?

1/30/2006 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahhaha!!!

def. (quas'-eye): A "quasi" minority group is one individual such as they are not 100% anything (irish, italian, etc) but a mix of everything. wella! That makes about 95% of the population "quasi" minorities!

1/30/2006 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how we bend over backwards to give the black man whatever he wants, so we don't appear racist. They're only about 13% of this country's population!! The hell with Jesse & all the other hate-mongers. When will we wake up?

1/30/2006 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All coppers should read "Shakedown"
the true inside mind set on racism . Jester Jackson has you all hands down when it comes to entitlements, racism, theft,and control of the federal pocketbook.

It should be mandatory reading.

1/30/2006 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger larrythecableguy said...

anyone hear any details about the bank robbery on harlem/addison i would ask 1631 if there was such a beat car

1/31/2006 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is BT 1631 supposed to have a fixed post outside the bank 24 hours a day?

1/31/2006 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me ax you dis. What these peoples ever do to deserve such royal treatment? NOT a damn thing. Its the politicians kissing the black ass in Illinois.

They get welfare and expect an allowance on top of it. They contribute nothing to society. They smell and spread their disease where ever they are/go.

And we just let them and do nothing about it.

1/31/2006 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re 11:17
I read the book shakedown it's unbelievable. I'm still shaking mad. Fuckingmule

1/31/2006 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it also!! Still get a little upset thinking about it.

Anybody seen or heard from the right Reverend Paul Jakes lately?

Guess Im last on this one. What should I do? Fuck someone? something? If I smear some peanut butter on my balls will a dog lick it off?

1631 where are you??
OH getting gas or lunch?

1/31/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the 1985 Sergeants test, made and graded by Bowling Green University. There hadn't been a sergeant's exam since 1979.

It took over 18 months to grade the multiple choice portion of the exam.

There was a short answer portion, about 10-12 easy questions.

There was an oral portion...all the questions were the first four items of the short answer part. Plus, "What do you need to make an HBT log?" (Don't bring up your education or experience.)

Your efficiency grades counted for 3% of your score. If you were white, and graded by a white supervisor, and your grade was 95+, you were dropped to below 70.

All in all, it took 3 1/2 years to come up with TWO lists. the raw score list where whites scored 83% of the top spots at all levels, and the STANDARDIZED list. There whites were knocked down to 66%. There were no names or other identifiers on these lists except sex and race.

Then this had to be approved by Judge Prentiss Marshall.

The FOP lawyers wanted both lists put up, and see who wanted to sue. They would have made a fortune on the litigation. It was motioned by a P.O. in Marshall's court that the city put up both lists, promote off the STANDARDIZED list, but anyone at that same level be paid sergeant's pay, so that no one was penalized for being white. That would have set a heck of a president, so that didn't exactly happen.

So the city went to promote 243 new sergeants after 3 1/2 years of testing and grading and who knows what else. Everyone is called down to the academy. Everyone is very happy. Then everyone is sent home "due to an administrative hang-up". Everyone is now very unhappy.

The next day, everyone is called back to the academy, they added 13 more minorities and women.

2/01/2006 02:32:00 AM  

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