Monday, October 16, 2006

Hey Mayor! Where you Headed?

  • As part of the bid to host the Olympic games in 2016, Mayor Richard M. Daley was preparing to head to Athens, Greece.
  • "We're looking at, you know, their construction, how they did it, some of the problems they confronted earlier," Daley said. "What Athens really did, and the country of Greece did it, they wanted to rebuild Athens, the city -- transportation, housing, a lot of issues there."
Connected construction companies must be drooling all over themselves in anticipation of "rebuilding" Chicago. Of course, unmentioned in all of this pre-Olympic hype is the fact that Olympics lose money - LOTS of money. The only Olympics to turn a profit in the modern age was LA in 1984 - and there is no way in hell Daley would put up with a Peter Ueberroth running things. Montreal was still paying of the 1976 games up until last year. And in Lefty's various European socialist paradises, the accountants totaling up economic loses are the only ones making a profit - think BILLIONS of dollars lost in recent years.

But now we know something of where the millions and billions the mayor is making by selling City assets is headed - and it isn't to our underfunded pensions.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who is paying for HIM to fly there?????

What the hell? We have NO jobs here, the diminishing city pension and health insurance, NO training/equipment for our police, and he's worried about bringing Olympics here?

10/15/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's your tax money!

10/16/2006 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has become very apparent the Mayor is extremely head strong and stubborn in wanting to remake Chicago into his lone image, of what Chicago should be and look like at any cost. His own personal playground.

It's become a true obsession of his own legacy. The problem, the legacy will be beyond his term and possible life and will be the albatross left to those remaining or soon to follow.

10/16/2006 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Trojan Horse said...

IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME.

10/16/2006 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous OOOOPA! said...

Hopefully, he will bend over to pick up his wallet. You know the Greeks can't leave their "brothers" behind!


Grrroan!

10/16/2006 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea and the lil tyrant is going to build himself a monument park. Hey Dona-useless, stand up to this lil prick and earn your pay.

Its just a matter of time untill the feds move in....then you and the rest will start eating your guns....and rightfully so.

10/16/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is going to leave this city broke.
soon it will once again be fashionable to live in the burbs....less congestion, crime, cost and better schools. the yuppies will take their tax dollars with them and leave a jiant hole in the budget.

10/16/2006 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a personal trip to me, I hope we aint flipping the bill for a winter vacation!
Also can some with knowledge in LAW explain this to me, How was it legal for the mayor to lease out the Chicago Skyway for X number of years way past the incumbent mayor's term. Say the mad midget diddy loses his next election bid,now the mayor wants the CITY's Skyway back want happens?? Ican understand leasing it while you know you will still be in office but for all those years, can someone explain the legality of it?

10/16/2006 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic I know, but the Tribune has Stroger and Peraica in a statistical tie for President of the County board, with 20% undecided.

10/16/2006 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again dely goes out for business his pockets must be overflowing everyone around him goes to jail but "Teflon" just does whatever he wants! Our pension is well underfunded but then again he don't need no stinkin pension for himself he has multi-millions not counting what he buried!

10/16/2006 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any crowbars lying around?

You know, to seperate the men from the boys.

10/16/2006 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does King Richard have to take the same ethics test that we were subjected to? I think this trip would score a big fat F on his report card.

10/16/2006 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley cant spell ethics let alone pronounce it!

10/17/2006 08:40:00 AM  

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