Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Are We Heartless Bastards?

From the Sun Times and Channel 5 websites:
  • Commonwealth Edison customers disconnected for non-payment but ineligible for low-income assistance could get one-time, $400 grants, thanks to a $1.5 million plan unveiled today to prevent a repeat of a Rogers Park fire that killed six children.
  • Low-income families and individuals in the dark might get a hand from a new one-time grant available to those whose electricity has been disconnected after failure to pay bills. Mayor Richard Daley and Commonwealth Edison officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the PowerUp fund, which will provide one-time grants of $400 to pay the electric bills of people who have been disconnected for nonpayment, according to a release from the mayor’s office.
Here's a bright idea - pay your bills. Get jobs and earn money to pay, even if it's a fixed percentage of the bill. ComEd contributing to this fund is just passed along to everyone else in the form of higher bills. The mask slips and Daley shows his true colors as a committed leftist and communist:
  • The Ramirez family’s plight touched a nerve with Daley, who lashed out at the landlord for ignoring his “moral responsibility” to assist a family in need.
What about the renter's moral responsibility to pay their own way? How many times have we responded to landlord-tenant disputes where the "tenant" hasn't paid rent in a year or so and the landlord is the one jumping through hoops to evict these leeches draining their investment? And this is just the priceless quote that makes the article:
  • Neighbors of the Ramirez family were apparently well aware that electricity to the apartment had been cut off because the family had tried without success to make an illegal connection in the hallway or an adjoining apartment.
So instead of applying for aid or some other legal means to acquire electricity, they tried the illegal route. Sorry, our sympathy meter just isn't registering here. If you can't afford to live in the city, then maybe you ought to move somewhere more affordable. We pay so much in taxes to support an already overburdened social services network for people with neither the desire or inclination to support themselves.

Yeah, yeah, we're heartless bastards who don't understand what it's like to try to raise half a dozen kids in poverty conditions and yadda yadda yadda. Too freaking bad - don't have kids you can't afford, don't live in places you can't afford, don't expect us to bail you out of your bad life decisions.

45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the sad thing about all of this is this city and this country is only going to get worse.......fucking freeloading bastards and the leftist liberal assholes who allow it and condone it. Remeber you are only liberal until you become a victim.

2/21/2007 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 11 had two liberals (both running for alderman in the 46th ward) arguing about housing in Chicago. The first liberal proudly states that 50% of the new housing project will be for low income. Liberal number two states that it should be at least 66% for low income.

Its fun to see them fight about how much of our money they can steal.

2/21/2007 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If one continually pays for a persons gas, electric, baby sitting, rent, food, insurance, etc - without a cap or a dealine for that person to learn a skill(s) or get a full time job or several part time jobs then that person (AKA - LEECH) will never change. In-fact, that person will always want and demand more.

The system is abused. The system is broken. The good, workn, tax payn' citizen suffers for it.

2/21/2007 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You definitely aren't heartless bastards. And this is NOT a racial issue either. It is all about the self-destructive culture of ignorance! Have as many children as you please without thinking about how to provide a stable family life for them, much less financially support them. Continue to live off government assistance just like the other generations in your family, yet never miss an opportunity to criticize government agencies/services/departments when things don't go your way. Refuse to accept that education and/or hard work are the only ways to truly succeed in this country. Downplay the seriousness and significance of committing crime, especially as a juvenile. Combine all of the above with a society that is much too politically correct and that encourages no personal responsibility...

2/21/2007 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

half a dozen kids? try ten! i remember reading about the ramirez story when it happened and it said they had 10 kids. wow!

2/21/2007 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No responsibilty, illegals getting free education (look at all the wasted money being used to build schools that we will be forced to pay for even though we have one of the worst public school systems in the nation), free health care (As they cut CPD health care after 2013 none at all), Now lets give them free gas and electric, maybe daley could give some of his multi-millions from his campaign fund to these people he says he cares so much about! Becoming Illegal (From a Maryland resident to his senator)
The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes
Senate Office Building
309 Hart
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Sarbanes,

As a native Marylander and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.

My primary re ason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.

Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.

Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year. Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as "in-state" tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.

Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver's license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.

If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal(retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your assistance.

Your Loyal Constituent,

Pete McGlaughlin


Get your Forms (NOW)!! Call your Internal Revenue Service 1-800-289-1040. Please pass this onto your friends so they can save on this great offer!!!!


Explain it to me once more: WHY do I have to "Press 1 for English"?

2/21/2007 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i remember being on a south side serch warrant and seeing a multi thousand dollar gas bill. this was a single family home with the windows open in winter and it was about 80 inside. the inhabitants were sec. 8 and they don't pay......we do and i'm sick of it!

2/21/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) you don't need electricity to live, especially if you have been raised in a culture where running water is a luxury.
2) Those kids were adequetly taken care of in a close knit family.
3) What happened was an accident.
4)smoke detectors save lives and they are free if you goto your local cfd.
5) Anybody wonder why the landlord only pays (I forgot the exact figure) $10,000 in property tax on a building that spans 1/4 of a block?

2/21/2007 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

10,000,000,000 dollars. This is what it costs in our tax dollars to feed, shelter, treat and school illegal aliens. Dubya let me down on this issue. Close off the borders, deport, deport, deport and I will be dancing in the street when the feds slap our city with the consent decree for operating a "sanctuary" city. Thank god for JudicialWatch.org

2/21/2007 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got my electric bill with the hugh increase.

I know that part increase will pay for the bribes (campaign contributions) Com-Ed made to Illinois legislators like Emil Jones. Another part of that increase will pay for 6 and 7 figure bonuses for Com-Ed execs.

This should be a big media scandal, but I guess it is not because Com-Ed is a major media advertiser.

Maybe this Power-Up plan should be paid for be paid for from legislators campaign funds,
Com-Ed execs and media advertising budgets.

I work hard and I will pay this bill as much as it galls me.

2/21/2007 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Channel 11 had two liberals (both running for alderman in the 46th ward) arguing about housing in Chicago. The first liberal proudly states that 50% of the new housing project will be for low income. Liberal number two states that it should be at least 66% for low income.
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All the while young cops can't afford a house in the City they are forced to live in.....

2/21/2007 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free health care (As they cut CPD health care after 2013 none at all),
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I believe it is ALL retiree health care...........

2/21/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention ILLEGAL immigrants.....come to beautiful Chicago!

We will give you everything FREE that white people have to work for.

Vote Democrat!

2/21/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Richie Rich was pissed at the landlord for ignoring his "moral responsibility" to assist a family in need. Well well, then why do you ignore your OWN personal responsibility and give us and the CFD a friggin contract on time and not F*ck us over every year it expires d*ckhead.

Or give all of the city workers that you force to live within the city limits some money for a decent house that you and your P-O-S alderscum steal and benefit from hush hush lucrative contracts your buddies get assh*ole!!

To Mr.Ramiez –Here's a couple of suggestions to keep your expenses down--WEAR A CONDOM, PULL OUT!!!!

I just can't take this stupidity any more.

2/21/2007 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---
It sounds like you actually want people to take responsibility for their own actions. What an outdated concept. Blame everyone but yourself and the world will beat a path to your door. Now, kees me you fool!

2/21/2007 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear, Pete McGlaughlin

You can renounce US citizenship.

Illegals and poor people provide our economy with cheap labor for our capitilist economy.

Look at other nations, in the third world they let poor people starve and fight. After a huge famine and civil war notice they'll still poor people.

Guys such as Pete McGlaughlin deep down want a race war and mass executions. Instead of addressing problems of the people who hire illegals.

2/21/2007 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true the CPD medical will be cut in 2013?

2/21/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on you Yankee Dogs! Support the rest of the world. We need your tax dollars for Africa, Asia, Europe, and the rest of North/South America! Did you know that we pay rent to France for the graveyard in Normandy? So come on fork over the cash and "Yankee go Home!"

2/21/2007 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moral obligation? Boss Daley has a huge luxuorious condo with plenty of spare room. Why not send a few bums over there to live till the cold goes away and the snow melts?

2/21/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! What about me? My electric bill went from an average of $58 to $75. Somebody gonna give me $400?

2/21/2007 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D A R W I N

2/21/2007 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to P.U.S.H. and see if he'll pay the electric bills.

2/21/2007 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s so easy to be generous with other people's money? Do you remember a few years back when the phone co. tried to add a tax to your phone bill so they could provide free phone service to low income households? Their argument was that a phone is a basic life saving necessity. I guess they didn’t see the time coming when these “low income” types would be walking around yakking all day with a $400 cell-phone/IPOD in their ear, while the working stiff tries to make his 200 minute a month plan work for his entire family. The phone co. plan caused a major backlash which put an end to that socialist moment.

PPPISS

2/21/2007 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Press 1 for English says;

Edison has already begun a program and is sending out forms to all customers who wish to defer some of the 22/24% rate increase. They will charge you a lower rate for the next four years at a fee (interest rate of just under 4%).

You will pay a little less now but with JUICE of 4%, over several years.

Just what people who cannot afford to pay bills will need, more interest over a long time!

Thank you Edison, your pockets will overflow at our expense!

If you always pay on time, you get ZIP!

Press 2 if your an ASSHAT!!!

2/21/2007 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome message 7:49 am
I just used that message and sent it to Obama with minor changes....i suggest we all send him that email.

2/21/2007 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous don't be a hater said...

Yeah, all you are is a bunch of haters! You are the same people who will only eat at restaurants that are free, and you know damn well that if you could get your free electricity or cable or whatever, you'd be the first one in line! You cry about not being able to afford a place in the city, that's because you have half a dozen kids yourself! CPD = Irish Welfare.

2/21/2007 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or is the country
we live in today not what our foefathers had in mind?

2/21/2007 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:49, that letter is priceless. Only the second time since reading this blog that I felt compelled to print something. Now I have to get copies to pass along to my right thinking friends. I just may have to write in Pete McGlaughlin of Maryland for Mayor.

2/21/2007 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister is a school nurse in the burbs with a high percentage of spanish-speaking parents. She tells me ALL the services are given to them for FREE...i.e., vouchers for FREE eye exams and FREE glasses, names of FREE clinics for FREE vaccinations, etc., given to them in both English (THE LANGUAGE OF the USA) and Spanish. She says more than half come to school w/out the necessary vaccinations, kids who need the glasses don't get them because mom or dad never got them to the FREE clinic, or they lose the FREE voucher and come in asking for another FREE voucher. She gets parents asking where they can get the FREE dental care and FREE braces, etc. Who is paying the taxes for all this FREE handouts????

Believe me, if we allow all the illegals to continue to drain our already "broken" system, something is going to break even more- i.e. the US citizen middle class. CLOSE THE DOORS NOW!

I say ENOUGH OF THE HANDOUTS!!!!

2/21/2007 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 2/21/2007 07:49:00 AM ----

In addition, you can go to the Bank of America and get a credit card (based on any one of their employee's saying that you look like a good candidate) without a SSN!
Ain't this a great country?

2/21/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Landlords have a moral responsibility to make sure that the heat/electricty/gas are working in all their apartments?

Whats next? Satellite TV or Cable TV? Ohhhhh the landlord didnt provide High-Speed Internet access? So little (insert poor kids name here) didnt get a quality education. Where does this end?

Is personal responsibility taken a vacation? So You rent an apartment to a single mother with 5 kids all with different last names. She stops paying rent- now you go to evict her, she now gets to live there for the next 6 months, and then you wait at least 3-4 months for the CCSP Evictions Unit to do their thing. You cant win owning rental property in Chicago/Crook County.

Dont believe me? Read the Landlord Tenant ordinance or follow an eviction case thru the system.

2/21/2007 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess I am a HEARTLESS BASTARD!

I have to pay my bills, and I reduce my discresionary spending to make sure i have enough for the bills

I dont even feel sorry kids in Oswego. They all made decisions that had a bad ending.

I dont feel sorry for those $O$ guys who got caught. Your Thieves and made all of us coppers look bad. So Fuck all you thieves.

I guess i really am a HEARTLESS BASTARD, AND PROUD OF IT!

2/21/2007 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did tamron hall from fox chicago get a new set of boobs? what a rack!

2/21/2007 09:40:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

In my co-op building we had a resident pull that crap - running an extension cord to a stairwell outlet after her power got shut off. We leaned on her, and she cleaned up her act. She eventually got a job and paid off her back rent. But at $300/month, the rent is a huge bargain; she still has trouble making it.

Losers are losers, and the rest of us can't save them.

2/22/2007 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 2/21/2007 07:49:00 AM;

Man that's the funniest thing I've seen since the Hitney pics....Thanks. You should run for pres.....I'd vote early and often. Having about 2 minutes on this job, I have to pay my rent, my bills and all the other necessities in this world. I don't even have a family, but I don't see myself being able to buy a house anytime soon.....shit even in the ghetto neighborhood I'm working they're starting at 250 plus.....hmm, guess I'm locking the wrong jags up. Either way, if I can find a way to pay my whopping gas/electric/phone/internet/INSURANCE/and God only knows what the hell else today bill is, then F%^K these mothers. Get a job, get your shit tied, get lost! I don't care which. Had a death investigation tonight where the sugar daddy bit it.......his old lady's only concern was that the apartment was in his name and his disability check paid the rent, so NOW, she be homeless'na muthafukkah! You want to pay for these asshats, then pack'em up and take them with you to France, we'll take our fallen heros home in exchange. Then you can all live in your liberal whale fucking treehugging paradise, until the world war comes when the French (the Whores of Europe) go to bed with the next invading army. Sorry, didn't mean to climb so high in the pulpit, but terminal retardation needs to be dealt with severely.

2/22/2007 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free health care (As they cut CPD health care after 2013 none at all),
-----------

I believe it is ALL retiree health care...........

2/21/2007 09:29:00 AM

The percentage that the city provides for retiree health care is going down a bit each year until the year 2013, when the city will contribute nothing to it. People who retire between now and 2013 will be locked into whatever that percentage was when they retire. Everybody who is still working has missed the city's max contribution, as this reduction of benefits has already started.

2/22/2007 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21/2007 10:19:00 AM

Yeah, you know what Pete is really thinking and saying deep down. Since he just does not agree with your way off thinking. Race has nothing to do with his letter. Citizenship, and the way his and my taxes are thrown around.
Here's an idea, send me your credit card with no limit on what I wanna buy for the next five years and I'll pay on my salary all the taxes you want. Just make sure you keep paying the monthly statement on my (your) unending line of credit.

2/22/2007 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if we were to take any gangbanger arrested and his/her family members got deported on the spot if they were illegal aliens?
If the gangbangers families are participating in section 8, out the door they go too. For the taxpaying paying family members of gangbangers (the few out there)$10,000.00 fine should be imposed for harboring a gangbanger and fucking up the other taxpayers neighborhoods. Bangers are all out there selling dope, prostitutes, etc. they make money, then they can support their own families and get off of my tax supported dole. Save it for someone who needs it.

2/22/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes down to it, someone has to pay the bills. That would be you and I, the working people. This state is full of social programs to hand out our taxes,ie. $600.000 per month for "Baby sitting",nobody in my family ever saw any of that money, an 18 year old able bodied male getting social security insurance,why?The Link card,again,why?We have to turn OFF the spigot of free money,vote out the socialists,and take back this state,let's start by denying anyone on ssi,link cards,or any other socialist program from any of our tax money if they fail a urinalysis,after all if I were to fail one I would lose my job. I think it should also be mandatory for anyone on any socialist program to WORK, push a broom,dig a ditch,cut grass,anything at all would be better than them sitting around getting high or selling drugs.We have some work to do ourselves,in the way of voteing, I don't see any viable candidate in the city at all so I will write in my own candidate,nor do I see any viable alderman(why do we need them anyway)so none of them get my vote.The way I see it going though,the best thing I can do is retire and leave so they can't tax me from this state at least.

2/22/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger The Asshat said...

2/21/2007 04:32:00 PM

Hey moron there is no Irish Welfare here asshole. I work my ass off to help pay for my 2 kids from the same mother. The cost of living in this City is outrageous, and I am tired of seeing these assholes living in houses that would fit my house in the living room in for free. I work, I don't claim some sort of disability for SSI. These people can't do anything on there own that is why they call the police to handle every little problem they have. There is no direction and I lay it 10 to 1 that they are your people. CPD= Afro-American welfare. Come to work...do nothing...go home to your ghetto do nothing. Suck my white German Irish nuts. Asshat.

2/22/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the summer, we had a covert assignment to monitor a pro Israel gathering in the Federal Plaza. I had occasion to talk to a woman, who was very anti illegal aliens. She told me that she had talked to some skinheads, (aryans) and that they agreed on the subject of illegal aliens. The funny part was that this was a BLACK woman who agreed with the skinheads. The argument boiled down to this..... get rid of the freebies and you get rid of the freeloaders, simple as that. Look at the border states, they're dying due to the expenses they occur taking care of the people who shouldn't be here in the first place. Sorry to offend but I'm tired of paying for other people. I'm having a hard time paying for my own.

2/22/2007 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Coldtype said...

Heartless bastards? Hardly fellas, just confused as always.

"...don't expect us to bail you out of your bad life decisions"
- SCC

You mean like "we" (AKA the taxpayer) are forced to bail out corporations from time to time--to the tune of hundreds of billions (read savings and loan scandal)?

Or do you mean how "we" foot the bill and supply the cannon fodder for the US energy corporations in Iraq and, sometime soon, Iran?

Tell me SCC, how is it that I never detect quite the same level of outrage from you when "we" supply massive public subsidies to private corporations via TIF districts and other tax incentives which maximize their profit margins yet do little or nothing at all for the public at large?

So let me get this straight, I should help subsidize corporations which are undemocratic, hierarchical, private tyrannies, whose decisions are largely unaccountable to the public over a destitue family? I don't think so.

It sounds to me that what you propose is a world in which it's every man for himself and God help him if he falls short. Interesting. Let's follow your ideal to its logical conclusion. The next time a US corporation invests resources in the Third World and has its assets nationalized the US Marine Corp should not be sent to the "rescue". They took the risk let them eat the loss.

The next time a corporation comes grovelling for a federal bailout, i.e the taxpayers to the rescue, let's send the bums packing. The executive officers mismanaged their company's affairs how's that our problem? Their profits were a private affair, it stands to reason that the costs (and all the risks) should be as well.

Fair enough?

2/23/2007 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04:32 post do you work at the post office?

2/24/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny, are so called celebrities fork out so much money for other nations. Hey dickheads, I know it hard to actually see what's going in your own country while you guys/girls are making so much money. But do our country a favor, before you give money to a corrupt 3rd world country, why dont you give to the USA first you liberal fucks!

2/25/2007 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember to check the "Add a dolloar" box on your $300.00+ gas bill this month and do your part to help out.

2/26/2007 10:09:00 PM  

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