Thursday, March 23, 2006

A Moot Point

It was about this time Tuesday, while watching the election returns, that the lawyers and assorted hangers-on from the Stroger camp started their press conference with a bald accusation of vote stealing, fraud and other underhandedness:
  • Speaking to Stroger supporters early Wednesday, State Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago, said many of the areas were predominantly black communities that would back Stroger. "Our community has been disenfranchised," Trotter said. "This process has, at this point, has been a farce because we ... have not been recognized in this political process."

  • The Stroger camp even went so far as to charge that votes from predominantly black precincts were purposely being withheld.
Claypool's people responded with accusations of incompetence on the part of precinct workers:
  • "The administration of this election was a train wreck," said Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool..."
First of all, only 34% of the ballots had been counted at the time Stroger's people started casually tossing out accusations of fraud. As the momentum swung back the other way, these grandstanders faded into the background. Most people never even saw it happen, but we did. We stayed up reasonably late to see which way everything was going. Just because your candidate is losing or loses an election, doesn't mean it was fraud. It means they ran a lackluster campaign, they didn't connect with the voters or maybe, they just sucked at their job. Cook County Board President isn't some hereditary throne that only John Stroger can hold and the rapidity to which Stroger's people switched to a cry of race based fraud is disgusting. It's demeaning. It's stupid.

And as any student of Chicago and Cook County politics knows, you always hold back the results in the Machine wards. It makes the outcome more dramatic. Old man Daley used to hold back Alderman Dawson's wards until the very end because Dawson's precincts (and the 3 Wards he controlled) usually turned out something like 14 to 1 for the mayor and the Machine.

66 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude exists, therefore... he whines!

3/23/2006 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn....2nd....

3/23/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then, I guess i'll take 3rd

3/23/2006 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter.Same/new candidate,same old s&*!#

3/23/2006 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous couresty of city news wire service said...

Litigation was filed in U.S. Federal Court, Northeastern Illinois Division by a "John/Jane DOE" F.O.P. 7 Member, petitioner requesting a federal independent audit of the F.O.P. Lodge 7 Chicago on 22 March 2006. The litigation alleges mishandling and theft of the Organization's funds.

More information will be forwarded as it is obtained.

3/23/2006 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A donor monkey's brain was secretly successfully translated to John Stroger on Tuesday. The surgeons were worried about the possible side effects and complications of this 1st ever transplant.

Doctors were shocked to learned that due to the transplant Stroger is smarter, eats healthier and hasn't stolen a thing since the surgery.

Amazed by this discovery, doctors speculate that this only occurred due to the monkey species actually being out the jungle longer than the black man.

They further reached the opinion that the continuous masturbation is a characteristic of both species.

3/23/2006 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey S.C.C., C'mon get some better topics!
Hear's a few idea's float'n:
Best cop you ever known.
Best watch party.
Best pinch.
What you miss the most.
Best squad car's.
Best FTO's.
What's the ole boss doing now.
worst judge.
Best cop movie.
Best bar tender.
What's retirement like?
What's entering the street like today?
C'mon, the politics...Claypool's there in case Stroger fail's; If you haven't figured this out yet your iether smoking doobies or your not from Chicago. Get back to why we come back. Just an opinion.

3/23/2006 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:04 that was actually pretty creative and funny until the black man part.
Go over to Airheart's house and tell him that.
Say the same thing to Officer Lee's daughter, and wife.
I think if you said that to Eddy King, he'd knock you on your ass, and ask you to repeat that, From his grave.
You are not the police, you piece of shit.

3/23/2006 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:04
Is not the police, Malcolm, though most of your point's come across like a Jackson sell out, please respond to 2:04, and remind him of our brethren here.

3/23/2006 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:04
Please repeat your self on St.Jude's, 07 may 06.
We'd like to know where to meet you.

3/23/2006 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:05
Best Bartender; bench, what great tit's he has.

3/23/2006 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:05
Best cop:
Hallinan
Thirsty
Tricky
Me
The pearl pistol Dick A/4
S. Roman
MGB
Oh they go on, and on.

3/23/2006 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Portion from Suntimes 22 Mar.

Stroger recovers at Rush University Medical Center from a stroke he suffered last week.

Doctors said the best they can hope for is that Stroger regains limited movement -- though they acknowledged he may have suffered permanent brain damage.

3/23/2006 04:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you listen closely, the idiot Trotter actually says 'disfranchised' multiple times when he meant disenfranchised. That's one of Illinois State Sen's with a solid grasp of the english language.

3/23/2006 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: ANALYSIS 2006 BUDGET

Pension fund ratios decline continues. The ongoing declines in the funded ratios of the Fire and Police Pension Funds continue to be a serious cause.Far below levels considered financially healthy.

3/23/2006 04:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could the Rush speak be due to dentures? Inquiring mind.:)

3/23/2006 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pensions are a thing of the past.
get over it.

3/23/2006 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STROGER WON! AND THATS IT, PERIOD!

3/23/2006 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT THAT ST.JUDES MARCH! No one comes down there anyway. Lets all just blow it off. It would be funny to see empty streets with the brass standing alone.

3/23/2006 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT THAT ST.JUDES MARCH! No one comes down there anyway. Lets all just blow it off. It would be funny to see empty streets with the brass standing alone.

3/23/2006 08:01:02 AM

Either you're a troll or you have two weeks on the job.

NEVER,EVER boycott St. Jude! Honoring our fallen comrades has NOTHING to do with any of the asshole politicians and their stupid decisions.

3/23/2006 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous disgusted with morons said...

Come November 7th, remember this name and vote for:

ANTHONY J "TONY" PERAICA,

the REPUBLICAN candidate for President of the Cook County Board.

3/23/2006 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they can take Stroger off life support or fess up he will be unable to do the job the Dem's can pick a replacement.

The replacement will be black, Trotter and the other mug set the tone on that one with the 'disfranchised' speach. Then with Panther Rush at the BOEC doing his thing about the missing vote, when Stroger was losing..

Sure is funny after all the theatrics the black votes started to show up in the black owned Midway Moving Co truck and were counted to turn the tally around giving Stroger a 8 percent lead in a half hour.

You know that was a prelude to the replacement demand of a black canidate in the fall.

3/23/2006 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. Cynthia White as the replacement for Cook County Board Presdident.

Lets rally around her for this!

She actually looks like John Stroger too!

3/23/2006 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, "Acting 005th District Commander" Cynthia White as the replacement for Cook County Board Presdident.

Lets rally around her for this!

She actually looks like John Stroger too!

3/23/2006 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Official Humor Critic said...

I found the Stroger joke very very very very FUNNY!

3/23/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous "da peeples have spoken" said...

After voting for Claypool at dawn, I drove to my second watch tour of duty on the West Side.

Within an hour of hitting the streets, I encountered the usual wineheads in a vacant lot next to the liquor store. Six of them were joyfully sharing ONE pack of KOOLS and a gallon jug of muscatel in paper cups.

I learned that this was their "reward" for voting for "that Stroger dude".

Used to be each winehead voter would get a full pack or even a carton of Kools and a whole pint of cheap wine. In some ways, times have changed but it's really the same old shit.

If YOU, your friends, family and neighbors don't vote for TONY PERAICA in November, we deserve our fate.

3/23/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gave the John Stroger transplant joke "two thumbs up" Richard Ropers backdoor!

Roger Ebert

3/23/2006 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could probably drive a squad car into that hole.

3/23/2006 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for Tony Peraica as if your life depended on it.

3/23/2006 09:01:00 AM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

Vote for the Socialist Workers Party candidate in November.as if class warfare depended upon it.

P/S Stop the sexist attacks on the female sgt. It is not funny.

3/23/2006 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like anything else in this city, nobody knows what the hell they're doing.

Including the Election Judges, who were scratching their heads and had difficulty solving problems that came up.

But then again, it wouldn't be anything new, would it?

3/23/2006 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is up with Danny Davis's facial hair?!?!?

I saw him pontificating on the news yesterday and his eyebrows, mustache and beard had wild, scraggly, long white hairs sticking out all over. Serioulsy, if not for the nice suit, he would have looked like some nutbag homeless dude!

3/23/2006 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF POST

It only gets better boys and girls !

Daley appoints fire chief to new post
March 23, 2006

Citing lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Daley today appointed Fire Commissioner Cortez Trotter to a new post as Chicago's chief emergency officer, and the mayor named the son of a prior fire commissioner to replace Trotter as fire commissioner.

Ray Orozco Jr. - whose father served as Daley's first fire commissioner - will take Trotter's place. That will allow the mayor to add a Hispanic to a scandal-overhauled cabinet that includes just four Hispanics. And it will allow Trotter to retire, collect his Fire Department pension and add his yet-to-be-negotiated salary as emergency chief.

3/23/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic a little but still politics:

Daley appoints fire chief to new post
March 23, 2006

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Advertisement






Citing lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Daley today appointed Fire Commissioner Cortez Trotter to a new post as Chicago's chief emergency officer, and the mayor named the son of a prior fire commissioner to replace Trotter as fire commissioner.


Ray Orozco Jr. - whose father served as Daley's first fire commissioner - will take Trotter's place. That will allow the mayor to add a Hispanic to a scandal-overhauled cabinet that includes just four Hispanics. And it will allow Trotter to retire, collect his Fire Department pension and add his yet-to-be-negotiated salary as emergency chief.


Describing his reasons for creating the new post, Daley said that bureacratic bungling spelled disaster in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. "The left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing," Daley said.


He also noted that the threat of a bird flu pandemic looms and said he is convinced he needs once person to call the shots on such matters.


"You need one focus on long-term planning and emergencies immediately. Otherwise, it gets dissected into different departments and sub-departments - and it doesn't work," Daley told a City Hall news conference. "This is not [another layer of] bureaucracy. It's one person" in charge.


Orozco is a 26-year veteran firefighter who coordinated operations at the December 2004 LaSalle Bank building fire.


That fire showcased the changes in high-rise firefighting that Trotter made in response to mistakes made at an October 2003 high-rise fire at 69 W. Washington. Six people were killed there after being trapped in stairwells that locked behind them.


Like Trotter, Chicago's first African-American fire commissioner, Orozco wants to create a Fire Department as diverse as the city it serves. That's a tall order in a department with a long and documented history of discrimination. "I will have zero-tolerance...for anyone acting up," he said

Please correct me if I am wrong here, but I thought that was what the Office of EMERGENCY Management was for.

This new ($140,000+ a year salary position) is what Trotter clainmed he was doing at OEMC.

Anything that he would be doing should fakk under the direction of OEMC but beware he has now positioned hium self above that. If anything is to happen around here he will be the #1 in charge. Not the Sup. of Police, not the Comm. of Fire but a Paramedic.

3/23/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what ever works for people of color to complain about when thing are not going there way works for them, scream race and watch how fast everyone backs off. Bobby Rush was quick to point the finger until his good ole boy got in on his death bed and than changed his tune, what a fucking joke shows the mentally of how they think

3/23/2006 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean "mentality," right?

3/23/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so why is exactly that you are surprised by this move?

so trotter is in charge of what exactly, the three firefighters on the anti-terrorist task force and the boxes of candies we got years ago?

when the shit hits the fan (and i hope it never does) chain of command and discipline will go right out the window.

there will be 25 commanders trying to do whats best for their side of town and to hell with the rest of em...

3/23/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's the new commander in 005 ?

3/23/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking to Stroger supporters early Wednesday, State Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago, said many of the areas were predominantly black communities

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Trotter-D?? IS this Cortez's relative??

3/23/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the City of Chicago. Where the cream always rises to the top!

3/23/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they can take Stroger off life support or fess up he will be unable to do the job the Dem's can pick a replacement.

The replacement will be black, Trotter and the other mug set the tone on that one with the 'disfranchised' speach. Then with Panther Rush at the BOEC doing his thing about the missing vote, when Stroger was losing..

Sure is funny after all the theatrics the black votes started to show up in the black owned Midway Moving Co truck and were counted to turn the tally around giving Stroger a 8 percent lead in a half hour.

You know that was a prelude to the replacement demand of a black canidate in the fall.

3/23/2006 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!! Muscatel? LMAO!!!!

I haven't heard of that one in a long time.

LOL

3/23/2006 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous "we remember" said...

By their eerie silence, Daley and his political hack suckholes are pissing on the graves of our fallen comrades.

God bless John Gilhooly and Frank Rappaport!

3/23/2006 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous anonymous exempt said...

Please understand. I am ashamed. What good would it do if I did step forward by myself to condemn the 5th floor on the Hampton street proposal?

Command does fear a no turnout for St. Jude. We will do whatever Daley tells us to do.

3/23/2006 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only in Chicago would it's citizens vote for some dinasaur who is on death's doorstep, just because he is black.
It would be laughable if it wasn't so pathetic.

3/23/2006 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news Doctors say John Stroger can eat Bananas Bad News he cant eat peanuts.

3/23/2006 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boycotting the march is a great idea. Why can't we have our own march, say a week or two before. If war protesters can have a parade so can the police. Lets honor the fallen and at the same time protest "Fred Hampton Way" and send a no confidence message to the exempts. any takers?

3/23/2006 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous 011 guy said...

Count me in!

If off-duty NYPD can block off the Brooklyn Bridge during rush hour and gets a response, why not us?

3/23/2006 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

437

I agree with you on commands fears but, we need a different direction then to boycott ST JUDE. Action after the Grand Stand should be considered as the focus, do not allow the selected crowd controler's to run you off. Just a thought. Check out some of the newer threads if you have not yet had a chance.

The essence of ST JUDE for the officers is to honor our fallen brothers and sisters.

What we are actually doing is carrying them physically in our hearts,through the Blue Wave, because they are not able to march on their own. In essence during the march we hold each and everyone of them within us at that momemt.

3/23/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

659

If I understand right what your suggesting is not to boycott ST JUDE but to reclassify a new event for the same reason?

The only question would be how to draw a large number, as the city works with us on the actual day of March. Is that not true?

3/23/2006 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit!

We'll show up if every single one of those contemptible exempts crawls back into their ratholes and doesn't show up. Take your pick!

Unlike our fallen comrades, most of those pussies were never even in harm's way during their entire careers.

Can any of them look you eyeball- to-eyeball and say they give a rat's ass about two brave coppers who were murdered by the Panthers over thirty-six years ago?

Prove it, you scumbag brass!

They won't even talk the talk, let alone walk the walk. COWARDS!

3/23/2006 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have other fallen officers were marching for, we are carrying all.

There is the focal point, the anger over Pols, and Brass not speaking out. Make that anger work. They have shamed our fallen braves. I still feel officer's need to control the march and I still feel it is at or prior to the grandstand. We are again not there for Brass. Were carrying our dead soliders. We have plenty of military on the job now, we decide the resting place not brass.

3/23/2006 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous respect, honor & pride said...

I am not an exempt. If I were exempt, my sacred honor would compel me to speak up. Otherwise, I'd consider eating my gun.

3/23/2006 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

917

Tick, tick, tick...
Their speak up time has run out! These are not children that need to be coddled and reminded of their duties. Mayor you have led us into this dark direction and we will show you the lights! No confidence vote........

3/23/2006 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever is saying that we should boycott the St. Jude march is the same shit bird that is supporting the fuck face sign on 2300 W. Monroe. Rot in hell asshole!!!

3/23/2006 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous northside said...

Back at you, asshole!

I believe a total boycott of the St. Jude's March should not be ruled out. Such a desperate statement just might get our point across to the city's so-called LEADERSHIP.

Sometimes a drastic situation requires a drastic remedy.

3/23/2006 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you call a march if nobody shows up?

A Kool-Aid party.

3/23/2006 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside

I know my thought may not count a NO SHOW at ST JUDE is really a moot point. We would be no better then the Brass. Are you there for yourself, the brass, or the no uniform inspection. No, you are there for one reason and one reason alone. Your the representation of their silent voice an honor to their sacrifice.

Not to be there is silence of the sacrifice! Is this not what we are accusing the Brass of silence?

3/24/2006 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous northside said...

I perceive a boycott of the St. Jude's March as possible leverage against the cowardly Daley and his sycophants. Their silence is indefensible.

Let's just agree to disagree. Good night.

3/24/2006 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside

Good night and stay safe.

3/24/2006 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous northside said...

10-99, my brother.

3/24/2006 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TEEZ RICKYYYY HERE!!!!

I WAS AWAY IN YAIL FOR SOME STALKING CASE AGAN.

I BACK NOW.

OH NO, WHERE IZ MY ELOTES CART????

3/24/2006 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed you rickey.

3/24/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STRANGE...BUT TRUE: If every Black man, woman and child who live in cook county voted for Stroger he still would NOT have enough votes to win on their votes along
Cook County: 58% White
23% Black
I wonder who voted for who?

3/24/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That monkey brain didnt work the monkey who donated it was ten times smarter then Stroger.

3/25/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who won that Million Dollar contest at that Radio Station WNIG in Detriot Michigan.

3/27/2006 12:50:00 PM  

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