Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Stroger ill - Time for Change?

Media outlets (Channel 2; Channel 5; Channel 7; Sun-Times; Tribune) report Cook County Board President John Stroger suffered a stroke last night. Although vehemently opposed to Stroger's re-election, we wish no specific ill upon the man and wish him a full recovery.

That being said, we'd like to encourage everyone reading today to vote next Tuesday for Stroger's opponent, Forrest Claypool. Yes, he worked for Daley. Yes, he's part of the Machine politics that infects every aspect of County and City politics. BUT, he isn't the status quo, and any change to the established political order is a good thing. Stroger is an old, broken down Machine politician who ought to step aside, particularly in light of the various scandals wracking his administration and the rather large scandal that is set to break any day now regarding the sheriff's training division. We're actually seriously considering taking a democratic ballot just to vote for Claypool. The last time we did that, it was to vote for Glen Poshard over Burris and we came pretty close to being on the winning side that time.
UPDATE: Post corrected for Burris.

39 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

darn, i already voted for him and he's gonna die!!!!!!

3/14/2006 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no ill will towards Stroger...I do wish him a very happy retirement!!!

3/14/2006 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry if Stroger in "incapacitated" or worse. The Dems can always appoint Leroy Martin to replace him.

Claypool's got my vote. Same with Eisendrath over Blagojevich.

3/14/2006 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time I grabbed a democratic ballot was to vote for Glen Poshard as well! SCC, this is uncanny, check for a large, healed, surgical scar running laterally along either the left or right rib. It's me!!! you're brother!!! 21 February 1956, St. Annes Hospital!!! They told me that on a patrolmans salory they could only care for one of us, and the one was other sent off to The Cradle. How were those Northshore babes in preschool? Anyway, nice to have finally found you. Save yourself, Vote McCain!!!

3/14/2006 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why should I vote for McCain he sides with the Democrats more often than not, he is a produce of the Washington insiders, moving to Arizona so he could get elected, why why why.

3/14/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote straight republican normally but will ask for the democratic ballot this primary. The general election, I'll go back to my normal self, vote Quimby....

3/14/2006 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

County needs to raise money so let's raise the tax on cigarettes........Now let's ban smoking everywhere.....Just wait for the property tax increase now.

3/14/2006 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember all of you leaving posts that this is being viewed around the world by web surfers. We are professionals and need to act like it on this blog. The world and the media is watching. They are the ones that judge us based on our actions.
We all came on this job for the different reasons, some because our fathers or mothers were the police, some because their clout told them that this was the only job available at the time, some really wanted to make a diference and some realized that it is a really good job with good pay and good benefits.
Please respect each other no mater what or who you are, and stay safe.

3/14/2006 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you McCain backers and anyone else. Yahoo or Google Search "McCain/Lincoln Loan Failure/Keating 5". Lest we forget and I am a registered Republican.

3/14/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous northside said...

Vote SEISER!!!

3/14/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/14/2006 10:41:43 PM,

Geez, get a twelve pack of Leininkugel Red, or a couple of rocks, don't take things on the blogsite so seriously. It's all in fun!!! See you at Michaels House!!! In the mean time, save yourself, Vote McCain!!!

3/14/2006 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er, St. Michaels House

3/14/2006 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes, he worked for Daley. Yes, he's part of the Machine politics that infects every aspect of County and City politics. BUT, he isn't the status quo"

Scc, if you think we have it bad now, believe me it can get worse. I was with the Park District years ago when Claypool devastated it.
He isn't the status quo? Think again my friend.

I respect your opinion, but I hope we can do better then Claypool.

3/14/2006 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er, St. Michaels House

3/14/2006 11:04:56 PM

Um, yeah, if they weren't shutting it down. Found out last week that they are closing their doors.

3/14/2006 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

3/14/2006

10:45:08 PM is an impostor using my name. Nice try, asshole! I'm now REGISTERED as a blogger.

Any future posts in which my moniker "NorthSide" is NOT underscored is the post of an impostor.

3/14/2006 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you expect from a 76 year old man? I'n my opinion he hasn't done a lick of good for us. By no means do I wish him any ill will, however its time for a change...a republican change.

3/14/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIFT RESIDENCY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/14/2006 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/14/2006 11:15:07 PM,

Hi Bill W!!! Sorry to here about St. Michaels House. From now on meetings will be held on Tuesdays after third watch at the Edelwiess Inn on West Irving Park Rd. I took my beir money from my wife's purse as she slept-but I'd never admit that on the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory Test. I had a hard enough time convincing the shrink to hire me after he questioned my responses relative to masturbation. But we were all a bunch of J.O.'S on the tact team anyway. Drink up!!!

3/14/2006 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claypool was just doing Daley's bidding at the Park Dist. Makes you wonder what claypool's relationship with daley is now. A vote for Claypool may be a vote for Daley to run the County Board.

3/15/2006 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did that old sack og shit Stroger go when he got sick?
Stroger Hospital? No?
OH WAIT, RUSH!!
It drips with irony. What a loser.

3/15/2006 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont care what you guys think, there is nothing wrong with honoring Chairman Fred Hampton with a street sign

3/15/2006 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come he didn't go to "Stroger" hospital?

3/15/2006 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poshard ran against George Ryan, not the hair boy Blago.

3/15/2006 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why didn't Stroger go to the hospital that has his name on the outside of it?

3/15/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous dr. quack said...

If the arrogant megalomaniac were to go to his namesake hospital, he'd be pronounced DOA with a severe case of hangtail.

Provident in 002 is even worse. They may move you to their morgue with a case of halitosis.

3/15/2006 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck or bad luck? It all depends on how you view County Politics! I think it's time for change and maybe stop all this waste of our money going to free medical care of inmates! The shitbags don't care about there health when there shooting dope or commiting crimes! When was the last time you heard of a criminal robbing someone because he needed his medication? I am REALLY tired of the overspending on the assholes of the community!

3/15/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R I P Stroger! He did not go to stroger hospital because they only accept charity cases and he has good insurance plan.

3/15/2006 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I dont care what you guys think, there is nothing wrong with honoring Chairman Fred Hampton with a street sign

3/15/2006 05:33:13 AM

I agree!! And I know just where to put it. Open the manhole cover down the block from me, and climb down. Put it there! A piece of shit sign, showing where the shit flows.

3/15/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats wrong with stroger hospital?if he cant trust his name, why should we?

3/15/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant trust your own hospital

3/15/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see....Stroger lives on the southside close to many hospitals, but not close to County Hospital.

Makes sense to me that he would go to the closest to his house first.

Any of the rocket scientists who lambast him for not going to Stroger hospital first need to ask themself this simple question: What would they have done if they were in the same plight?

I know what I'd do, go to the nearest hospital. Get a life you knuckleheads!

I hope Stroger pulls through and gets a chance to collect some pension checks.

Vote for Claypool!

3/15/2006 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger is seen with Bobby Rush on campaign literature that has been delivered to African-American wards. In that literature he states that he is for honoring Fred Hampton's memory with a street sign.

Thought you should know.

To those who say Daley will run county i Claypool is elected - Daley has no greater ally than Stroger. Where do you think all the people who can't get jobs with the city because of Shackman go? The county of course.

Daley supports Stroger. He does not support Claypool.

3/15/2006 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claypool has associated himself with the likes of Ald.'s Mell and Schulter. Two asses. Schulter is the biggest bullshitter in the world and gives developers in the 47th Ward anything they want as long as they feed his kitty. Anyone lined up with him is not about change trust me.

3/16/2006 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Stroger should resign, just like how the dummycrats wanted Cheney to resign due to poor health...

3/16/2006 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Kelly has two ass holes Aldergoof Gene Shulter is the other one!

3/16/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger didnt go to Stroger Hospital because he wanted to stay alive.

3/16/2006 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLAYPOOL CANNED ALOT OF TRADESMEN WHEN HE TOOK OVER THE PARK DISTRICT. IS ANYBODY HAPPY WITH THE SERVICES AT THIER LOCAL PARK??

3/17/2006 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really feel bad about John Stroger, I wanted to give $5,000.00, to get a job.

3/18/2006 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really feel bad about John Stroger, I wanted to give $5,000.00, to get a job.

3/18/2006 11:48:00 AM  

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