Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What Happened Down South?

We heard from a number of sources that as the mayor was speaking at the "anti Big Box" rally, supporters and opponents of the ordinance got into some sort of altercation and the W/C in scene ended up calling a 10-1 and ended up pulling in teams from all over the Area to maintain order for the mayor's speech. Any takers on this rumor? Any info?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 10-1 for da' Mayor?

"Now dats silly, really silly. It wasn't 10-1, it was 9/11! See dat was silly, really silly. I mean c'mon.....whoever said dat was silly.
[repeat above at two octives higher than those on the floats at the gay parade]
If unable, have someone kick you in the balls first!

[NOW dats' SILLY!]

9/13/2006 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

Hey Frannie: "But, no this one thing: Satan never sleeps,”

You are a lot mo' edumacated den eye but you work for a friggin' newspaper! Have a little pride in yourself and your job.

9/13/2006 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Sad To Say said...

Just the blurb I saw on the news was enough to hint that it might have went a tad out of control. They stand there and chant "WE WANT JOBS" but when the first paycheck shows up, they don't show up the next day. Or they decide that stocking shelves or moving boxes are beneath their ability. It's a lot of Bull Shit.
Working for a living is a standard set, and kept by people with too much pride to want Government freebies. It is a standard kept by people who value themselves and look at welfare a s a TEMPORARY solution for hard times.
Once discovered that a job will decrease the amount of Government freebies and monthly funds from SSI, WAL-Mart and Target will have to open up to New applicants. It will be the fastest turnover rates in history. # weeks per employee.

9/13/2006 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are really intelligent

9/13/2006 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that "Reverend's" name for real? Where is Little John?

9/13/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the B-B gun store is gonna be closer

9/13/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger coldtype said...

The reaction to this cowardly about-face in service to special interests will only grow in intensity as election time nears.

These domesticated sheep masquerading as public servants will soon learn that they can either serve the public or serve the corporations--they can't serve both.

Corporations were not created to serve the public good. BY LAW a corporation MUST pursue the course most profitable for its owners and investors--not what is in the best interests of the public. The latter is the role of our elected officials who have long since neglected their duties to the public for a lucrative place in the pocket of Big Business.

9/13/2006 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1713 called a 10-1 today around 3:45 at 3108 on Carmen. Lots of screaming especially from her. I guess they started fighting and one of the 4 offenders started biting them. They should have shot the guy!

9/13/2006 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous 022 PO said...

I was there for the whole thing....the Watch Commander went out to 119 and Marshfield to the scene where they had the mayor giving a speech for groundbreaking for a new Target store. Hal Baskin, the community activist on the South Side, had a group supporting the mayor because they wanted the jobs. The mayor's detail said everything is good, just gave 022 a courtesy call and said no marked cars. They then called for a car and a Sgt when the mayor showed up. Still, no sign of trouble. They called on a cellphone to the desk in 022, and someone on the scene got on the radio, when five busloads of protestors showed up opposing the Target and Hal Baskin (ie the supporters of the Big Box ordinance). The w/c, who was now on the scene, called for more cars, but never called for a 10-1. He told the zone to ask for cars on the citywide when cars were slow to get there, most cars down on jobs and couldn't get there. The big box supporters moved fast toward the gate, and temporarily blocked it. They were cleared out of the driveway area, and both groups penned in on the sidewalk, when enough cars showed up. Never a 10-1 though. That was the dispatchers putting it in. W/C had to yell to be heard above the crowds yelling at each other.

9/13/2006 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big box this,"A job" is better than "No job",.

9/13/2006 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Box Veto'd...whats next?

Froie Gras (sp) ordinance to be repealed. What about Transfat oil?
If you dont like F/G cause its gross or think its a cruelty to animal issue dont order it. DUH

Big Box ordinance to be repackaged it will be called "Formula stores" Whats that? Large Corporations that have a formula (sucessful business plan)will not be allowed to operate in certain areas of the city. ie Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Quizno's you get the picture. These large corporate giants will only be allowed certain areas of the city.

You will have only Ma & Pa stores in areas like Bronzeville, Lincoln Square etc.

The flip flop by certain alderman who come from predominate Hispanic and Black ummm I mean African American areas is totally understandable. Those areas need the jobs. The vocal "minority" of this city is squeaking and is gonna get oiled.

Cant remember the named of the F/1 alderwoman who said and I paraphrase- my community has to take a bus to go shopping, they(community) need a place to shop where they can walk.

I for once agree with the mayors veto of the big box ordinance. But then again other than Slurpees from the local 7-11 I dont spend money in the city.

Alderman need to understand that alot of jobs have been forced out by little know taxes imposed of companies. Blago has done the same thing forcing jobs/Business out of Illinois.

9/15/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go down the border streets of Chicago and Suburbs. Almost all the gas stations are on the suburban side. Few are open on the Chicago side because the taxes on the city side are so much higher. Just crossing the street gives an owner a great advantage. Why open any business in Chicago?

On the Chicago side of Harlem and Armitage there is a gas station that has been closed and vacant for over two years. You can't open a gas station there; the new gas station across the street will always be able to undercut your prices. It has been vacant for so long because you can't use the land for anything else because it would cost too much to remove the underground gas tanks.

Again, the city has shot itself in the foot to provide millions for flower pots, hired trucks and corruption. It’s time to change administration and start putting the money into the people. By people, I mean the city employees.

9/15/2006 07:59:00 AM  
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