Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wednesday Vote

The anti-free market forces line up in earnest today for the vote on the big name retailers who promise to bring jobs and prosperity to blighted areas of the Chicago neighborhoods that haven't had a either jobs or prosperity since the King riots in 1968. Amazingly, the mayor seems to be coming down on the side of the free market forces.
  • Mayor Daley on Monday denounced as "redlining" a proposal to establish wage and benefit standards for Wal-Mart and other retailing giants and suggested that aldermen who don't want big-box stores simply "opt out."

    Daley played the race card, flanked by some of Chicago's most influential black ministers, two days before a City Council showdown on an ordinance that could change the economic landscape in Chicago.

Pretty out of character stuff for a mayor who has been elected on the free money and "volunteers" that the unions regularly provide. But the main point here is that a job, any job, looks good to a community without many opportunities. Should be an interesting finish to the week no matter how it goes.

31 Comments:

Anonymous section eight & link said...

It is still easier to just go to the mailbox and pick-up THAT check!

7/25/2006 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Did anyone see today's Redeye and the picture of the Mayor?
He lookes like he's having a meltdown.

7/25/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the meltdown theory; saw "da mare" on the evening news.....he looks like he's nervous that the aldermen might actually vote against him (for once, rightly or wrongly), and, just maybe he's beginning to finally realize the federal heat. It's a beautiful thing.....

7/26/2006 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

You people have it all wrong...da da da mayor is actually becoming Nietzsche's "superman" because he has looked back on his past accomplishments and has become real SICK....(for you gen-xxers that really means ill, which really means, uh, can't go to school, yea.....)

7/26/2006 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous BIG BOX SUPPORTER said...

Can you believe "DUKE" He wants $10 an Hour. I hope the Big Box Stores say FUCK YOU and leave. Then what do they have , Shit , Nada, Nothing. Then the Mayor and all the AlderMotherfuckers can go to HELL.

7/26/2006 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous notafanofdick said...

I've heard that his wife is facing more surgery at the end of the week, so he is "less focused".

7/26/2006 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason they have to be paid $10.00 per hr, so they can figure out their paychecks. Can you imagine if they were making $8.75 ? It would take a week to calculate 40hrs.
They can't count change,, not even with the cash register telling them what to give back.

7/26/2006 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish there was a way to surgically excise the rest of these Irish idiots from Chicago as well! But that would be too easy.

7/26/2006 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BIG BOX SUPPORTER said...

Can you believe "DUKE" He wants $10 an Hour. I hope the Big Box Stores say FUCK YOU and leave. Then what do they have , Shit , Nada, Nothing. Then the Mayor and all the AlderMotherfuckers can go to HELL.

7/26/2006 06:38:52 AM

Anonymous said...

The reason they have to be paid $10.00 per hr, so they can figure out their paychecks. Can you imagine if they were making $8.75 ? It would take a week to calculate 40hrs.
They can't count change,, not even with the cash register telling them what to give back.

7/26/2006 07:13:18 AM

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Then in this case no STUPID ASS HONKEYS NEED TO APPLY. That means all of you motherfuckers. BITCHES

7/26/2006 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger coldtype said...

Ahhhh yes. Sweat shops in Chicago. what a wonderful idea! Soon we too can enjoy the benefits of Third World workers. Let's see:

Chinese slaves pumping out trincket after trincket on just pennies a day;

El Salvadorean children learning that if only they worked 18 hours a day at the sweat shop as opposed to only 12, they too could by a house in 150 years;

Haitians on round-the-clock shifts stitching up textiles for two whole dollars a day for multi-billion dollar corporations who, thanks to US supported death squads, don't have unions to worry about.

Could you imagine all the "jobs" that would be available here if we could only pass legislation that allowed maquiladoras to operate in Chicago instead of just in Mexico.

These are no doubt the wet-dreams of Wal-Mart. Too bad those unions just don't understand. All that's needed for a return to "prosperity" is for us to roll back all the worker protections such as the 8 hour work day and work safety regulations that unions have fought for over the past century. Before you know it Wal-Mart and the other titans could DOUBLE their profit margins while the city's infrastructure (which they do not support) continues to crumble.

I don't know about any of you but I can't wait to become a part of Thailand on Lake Michigan.

7/26/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous bangkok rocks said...

Being a frequent visitor to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, there is much to be said for the gentle people and beauty of Thailand.

Obviously, you have never enjoyed the hospitality at the Peninsula, the Oriental or the Shangri-La on the banks of the Chao Phraya.

Take the skytrain up to Patpong and Sukhumvit Road and spend a few hundred bahts. You'll come back with a smile, you wretched asshole.

7/26/2006 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous buddha in saffron robes said...

coldtype

Yet mang, yet mae, tood-muek.

7/26/2006 12:01:00 PM  
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7/26/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.walmartfacts.com

7/26/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley and his followers are socialists. They do follow the beliefs of Karl Marx and Lenin. Compare the mentalities and the philosophies between them and keep an open mind. You will understand if you aren't stupid.

7/26/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give them $7.00 an hour and the rest in Jack Binion's Gift Certificates. They spend most of it on the Boats anyway.

Then if they roll dem bones just right, it's Crown Royal for all!

7/26/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

walmart is not the problem my friends ... its like locking up a drug dealer....another is right behnd to take his place (to pay low wages)

its the free trade nonsense ... come on ... you ever talk to a tool-and-dye oldtimer... they can't compete with China

we are sucking up 3rd world nations products like a crack whore on the glass pipe ... and stinky sweaty pee-pee... what are you gonna do about it??? TARIFFS my friends ... make those garbage products MORE EXPENSIVE so wallmart has to charge more cash for them ... and the TARIFF money can go to Daley because he needs to buy a lot of fine silk hankerchiffs to wipe the greasy sweat off his midget mick brow from all the stress!!! FITZGERALD for mayor my friend!!!!!!!

7/26/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous aldercreature hater said...

dtillman@cityofchicago.org
This is Aldercreature Tillmans email. Send her one and tell her what you think about JON BURGE. And her trying to take his pension away. She is a RACIST BITCH !!!!!

7/26/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone onthe street the other day told me "Black folks can't be racist!" THAT WAS FUNNY

7/26/2006 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That;s silly,just silly,silly,silly,silly....very silly,that's so silly,very silly

7/26/2006 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7/26/2006 11:48:30 AM.

Isn't Phuket the fruit playground of the islands?

7/26/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous walmart boycott said...

On behalf of "big box" retailers, we would like to convey our sentiments to the City Council of Chicago.

Why do you continue your bullshit meddling about foie gras, trans fatty items in fast food restaurants, outdoor smoking and other frivolous nonsense that is none of your business? A transparent diversion tactic from serious issues?

Considering the fact that Chicago is the most CORRUPT major city in America, perhaps you could devote your time to anti-patronage, whistleblower protection and mayoral recall referendum ordinances.

P.S.: No more "big box" retailers within your corporate limits.

In the words of our late founder, Sam Walton: FUCK CHICAGO!

7/26/2006 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dorothy Tillman says;

Talk about Big Boxes, when I was a HO on the south side I had the Biggest Box of them all.

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7/26/2006 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't we have a united white college fund? Or a white expo? Or a white tv station like they have BET? Who's racist now?!

7/26/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dorothy Tillman says;

Talk about Big Boxes, when I was a HO on the south side I had the Biggest Box of them all.

very good!

7/27/2006 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all you aldermen. You all are the biggest fucking bafoons in the country. Everyone laughs at the shit you all come up with. This is what we get from a corrupt city,county,and state government. IMBECILE'S. Definition of imbecile is, suffering from mental retardation. That puts you one step above the ass wholes that vote for you.

7/27/2006 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

Capitolism, Coltype...in America?? Say it isn't so! I'd prefer a union (like the FOP) forcing everyone to be paid even if they are lazy lock-up keepers who sleep for 90% of their shift. I worked as a bus boy, dishwasher, painter, and several other non-union jobs. They helped me get where I am. Let the marker regulate Wal-Mart, not the all-knowning city council.

7/27/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chicago alderman = retards

7/27/2006 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shop outside the city. That includes gas. Pretty soon the alderidiots are going to pass an ordinance dictating where city workers must shop. They already dictate where we must live. They are going to drive retailers out. The income the city would get from the taxes from the large retailers will diminish and our property taxes will go up to cover the losses. Just wait. Total idiots. Sounds like a Jessie Jackson/Operation PUSH scam.

7/27/2006 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't these people realize that these so-called "big-box" stores can pitch camp just outside the city? Niles, Norridge, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Evergreen Park, the list goes on. People from chicago will flock at these sites to land a job, even at minimum wage. And Chicagoans will "cross the border" into the neighboring burb to do their shopping. Chicago loses. Don't vote for any incumbant alderman....they are total idiots when it comes to business and simple economics.

7/27/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City dicked around with the southside walmart and Walmart sent them packing by building their store in Evergreen Park. It's actually immediately across the street from Chicago. The SouthTown reported that store (which seems to be almost all city dwellers) contributes $1 mil. in revenue to EP yearly.

7/27/2006 11:43:00 PM  

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