Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Same Old, Same Old

Not that Peraica turned out to be anything like a gracious loser (more like just a loser) but this is amusing, even by Cook County standards:
  • Cook County Board President-elect Todd Stroger now says he will not fire the county's controversial patronage chief right away, but will keep Gerald Nichols on the payroll into January despite a federal investigation into allegations that Nichols fixed jobs
  • During the campaign, Stroger said he would fire Nichols after taking office and some expected that to happen on his first day, as a show of commitment to reform. Nichols is suspended from his $114,000-a-year job in the wake of the federal probe.
  • Now Stroger says he will lift the suspension so Nichols can advise him during Stroger's first month in office, providing insights no one else can.
So much for being the "reform" candidate. Keep voting democratic people. Watch for those property tax increases coming to a mailbox near you. You heard it here.

UPDATE 23 November: Now Stroger is retreating from "suspending" his election vow to fire his old man's patronage chief currently under Federal investigation for alleged illegal hiring practices.
  • Facing accusations that he was reneging on a campaign promise, incoming Cook County Board President Todd Stroger hastily called a news conference today and announced that a controversial county official will be leaving the job after all.
Yup. Todd the Human Windsock. Old Man Stroger must be spinning in his grave seeing how completely useless the Toddster is going to be. Oh, wait...

Coverage at the Sun Times, Channel 2 and Channel 7.


Anonymous paying bigass taxes in Edison park said...

Seriously, I'm sick over this. How fucking bold. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let the Feds do something about this incedibly blatantly corrupt County!!! I know they are working on it, but come on already. I'd like to spit in that smug little shits face after his comments!!!!! "Maybe they should try being Preisdent"...Your goons made sure to get every bustout, worthless-to-society loser out to vote by bribing them with 40's and smokes! Don't be too proud.

This whole State sucks balls, politically. I'm so disgusted and fed up.

11/21/2006 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone really expect the Toddler to be anything different. How naive can you be?

11/22/2006 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People had the opportunity to get rid of this piece of tripe and possibly make changes in the county government. So much for free will. Anyone that voted for this Urkel looking Toddler should walk around going "BAAAA BAAAA" because you are a sheep. I am not saying Perica was a perfect candidate because he wasn't but it was a chance for change. A chance for possibly making improvements in the County.

Now we are stuck with the Stroger Kingdom. Toddler can't tie his shoes unless one of Daddy's cronies tells him it is untied. Toddler won't be able to speak unless Nichols moves his hand. I am happy in the comfort that I voted against Toddler. I voted for a change. People have to vote for a change. It is our right.

11/22/2006 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one can say they are honestly shocked that Stroger has either failed to act on his earlier pledge to fire a political suckass from his daddy's administration, or has reneged on his promise.
The machine is what it is. Hopefully, if he is the fuckup people expect him to be, he'll only be there for one term. But Peraica embarrassed the shit out of himself AND the republican party with his "march of indignation" to Washington St. He is the epitome of sore losers, and even though I voted for him, I am extremely mad at myself for doing so. What a low character BUm he turned out to be! BITCH!

11/22/2006 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only hope that the taxpayers of Chicago, Cook County and Illinois have is United States Attorney Fitzpatrick.

I hope he is the United States Attorney for life.

Also I hope that Cook County is forced to have an overseer by a Federal judge regarding the Shakman decree.

I cannot wait for Blagojevich to be indicted and convicted. We can hope Tony Rezko flips and gives up all sorts of politicians. Fitzpatrick woiuld be justified in offering probation in-exchange for every politician that Rezko conspired with to cheat the public.

I feel sorry for individuals who are qualified to fill a government position whjo have no clout and therefore are passed over for a jerk whose relative is a politician.

11/22/2006 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics as usual in Cook County. Was Nichols suspended with pay?

11/22/2006 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It still amazes me how all these people(dems) could be stupid enough to vote in this loser. He is his fathers son and if anybody thought otherwise shame on you. Anybody know a good side job I can pick up to pay my soon to double property taxes.

11/22/2006 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well look at the bright side, Now that Toddler is in office and playing the same bull shit game, he's now fair game. With all the heat on city and state government, it's just a matter of time for the feds to wipe that shit eating grin off his face and send him to jail with the rest of his kind.

11/22/2006 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being retired now I'm going to pack up and get the hell out of Cook County. I am so disgusted by the politics I thought just moving out of Chicago was enough, but No-what a nitwit I was. Anybody have any suggestions on where I should relocate to?

11/22/2006 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

Off topic but....

I spoke with a friend at Personnel today......The test to become a Chicago Police Officer that was given in Feb 2005 was just released to the city by the testing firm. How then, I asked, were people picked from this test to become PO's, as I am under the impression that we have already selected people from this list to join the department? The source was unable to confirm why the delay (problems with the testing firm, non-payment for services rendered, etc>). Also, it looks like the city is going back to once a year testing instead of three times a year. Once a year was not getting the desired numbers of test takers once people were weeded out (ie drug test, etc).

11/22/2006 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nichols can provide insites that no one else can" says the Toddler.

He's right about that. Nichols knows where all the cash is and Beavers, the Toddler's
puppet master, hasn't figured it out yet.

I wonder how many valets, drivers, bodyguard, pimps, etc. these two assholes will assign themselves.

11/22/2006 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rezko really blabs can you picture this? Obama, Stroger, Daley, Blago, and big Jim Thompson all on the same tier at Oxford.


11/22/2006 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the reason that they are keeping this thieving rat on the payroll is that the county is having a buyout in 2007. They want him to leave with a fat pension so he will keep his mouth shut.

11/22/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No one can say they are honestly shocked that Stroger has either failed to act on his earlier pledge to fire a political suckass from his daddy's administration, or has reneged on his promise.
The machine is what it is.

And look what happened...J.J. Jr. took his eyes off City Hall. Amazing when it works, huh?

11/22/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paying bigass taxes in Edison park said...
Seriously, I'm sick over this. How fucking bold. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let the Feds do something about this incedibly blatantly corrupt County!!! I

Hey, PBTIEP, got to say E.P. sucks. I hope you have one of those big new con's over there. Me and the wife went looking at houses for sale there: SUCKS!

Nothing less than $400,000. And what is $400,000 is a *tiny* ranch with no basement.

How do you do it? That's a $2,400 mortgage for a postage stamp. Now add PMI, ins, taxes, water...

Sh!!!!!!t, I only make $1,800 take-home a check........

11/22/2006 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous fitz for mayor (gop) said...

8:14 AM

I totally agree with your post.

Please stop calling the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (Patrick) FitzPATRICK.

His surname is FitzGERALD>.

God bless him and keep him in the most politically corrupt major city in the nation.

11/22/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/22/2006 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous not a bosses kid said...

The political system is broken in the U.S., plain and simple.

The politicians do not want to fix it or solve society's problems. They just want to get "their's" as the saying goes.

The U.S. is the only remaining empire left in the world now..and is nearing collapse. I think in 100-150 years it will be complete anarchy.

No one respects the laws, or the police anymore. 4 out of 10 children born here are out-of-wedlock births, systematically setting them up for failure and a life of cradle-to-grave government assistance and poverty.

And, eventually the GOVERNMENT will collapse under its own Largess of entitlements and wasteful spending. The Kennedys,Jacksons,Daleys, and Strogers of this city will have their wealth..the rest of us will be fucked!

As the other poster stated how can one afford $400,000 + for a small ranch house on a slab foundation, when only taking home $1,800 net every two weeks?

Read a book called "Empire of Debt" by Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggons. The are economists and have written numerous books about world economy's and world debt.

Very enlightening stuff. They sent a copy of it to every member of Congress (House and Senate) with a message about taking care of the looming financial crises' facing our Nation.

They have only had 1 or 2 reply's in return thanking them for their concerns and praising the book..the others have their heads in-the-sand!

Now if they sent them free travel, hotels, golf, etc. the politicians would be tripping all over themselves to take advantage of it!

Be Careful out there..and remember to pay-off the mortgage and credit debt in case the economic recovery doesn't last.

Upon retirement, leave Chicago, "Crook" County, and "Illi-noise" behind..In the rearview mirror!

11/22/2006 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I am leaving CPD and taking a job with a police dept in another state. Chicago/Cook Co/IL is a ceasepool.

11/22/2006 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Obama-Yo'Mama can "un-promise" anything he wants, then certainly Todd "Blinky" Urkel can also do it.

11/22/2006 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope all those mother_uckers who voted for Todd, will be forced to sell or lose their homes due to the reassessment that just hit the mail.Timing is everything why wait to after the election to send out the notices, we should have had them earlier. That's the Demo way for you, tax the workers to death to give to the connected and the ones who are aways getting the handouts. But keep on voting for this party. Plus can you blame Tony for acting the way he did, it was clear that the election was stolen. Mad dog and 50/50 for everyone, just come out and vote for Todd and Rod.

11/23/2006 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous non racist and percia angle said...

Why you should consider being thankful to Perica's conduct, the reason. For years, let's add generations many African Americans have demonstrated and marched more often than not. Whether we could agree or not at different times with some of their antic's and there have been many demands, reasonable and not. The politicians typical conduct of their personal cause for concern for their position and need for votes along with the media's drive need for a story line took notice. Guess what, they ended up getting their way. They took Martin Luther King Peace style marches to a whole new level, all the way to outrage on anything and everything that may make them feel slighted or insulted about.

Militant Latinos took to King's teachings, no surprise there. They figured it out fast. Simply by reading and studying king marches and the likes of the other mass radical behaviour demonstrations. The Latinos then produced mass numbers of people in our streets all across the country in loud demonstration. Even though they were illegal and began making demands not rightfully theirs and guess what? Once again it works! They get taken notice of, even though they have no rights to their demands from being here illegally. Yes, their are special not-profit foundations who are fueling funds into both of the mentioned groups to assist them in acting out, which is wrong! It's a control tactic by the power's to be and benefiting these foundations angle's and motive's in the long run and it's wrong, but works.

Don't any of you think it's high time for the White's to stop appearing so passive and too dignified to demonstrate and march while making noise? White's are their own worst enemy. If they do not begin to band together and start making large loud frightening number of assumed fools for their many cause's, do you think anyone out there will feel threatened by their ever so proper behaviour which they cherish so much? No! Sorry the quiet dignified ones will be run over, has this not already been proven. Personally more White's need to go to Percia school of loud mass demonstration marching. Pride can still be carried high and the perception of dignity does not need to be caste out the window just because your speaking out about wrongs and stating the truth.

When will White's wake up to the reality? Later may be to late. White's may be surprised that other races may band with them thereby increasing their voice for a demand of change if what their saying and yelling about is the truth. It's happening at the border's. There is nothing to FEAR but FEAR itself.

11/23/2006 12:26:00 PM  

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