Sunday, April 15, 2007

Let the Games Begin

Graft! Corruption!! Bribes!!!

Raised taxes. Connected construction companies. Cost overruns. Missed deadlines. Aldermanic extortion. Race baiting tactics. Strikes and union busting. Contract holdouts and pension promise betrayals.

An ancient Chinese proverb reads "May you live in interesting times." The next two years as Chicago competes against Madrid, Rio, Tokyo, and Rome will certainly qualify as "interesting times."

Coverage at the Tribune, Sun Times, Channel 2, Channel 5, and Channel 7.

Our favorite quote so far?
  • [Ueberroth] added there was no reason to believe Chicago would end up in the red.

    "A city would have to be a [blithering] idiot to put on an Olympic Games and not have a surplus," Ueberroth said.
Luckily, we have a surplus of blithering idiots in Chicago, most placed there by the mayor.

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55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my favorite quote (and it's in the Sun-Times too): from Ueberroth - "....because I'll tell you what: if you could take the mayors of these two communities (referring to L.A. and Chicago) and have them run our country, we would all be better off." Whatever he smokes, maybe they should make it legal...another insult in a long line of insults directed at the honest public.

4/14/2007 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Bucks Ryan, Daley's stooge and front man for this farce is a multi-millionaire. Heres an idea, Pat, why not put up your personal fortune as a guarantee that the city tax payers wont get screwed as usual by out lil crooked mayor, if the olympic sam runs in the red?....OOOOps, I forgot, you don't live in chicago, oh well, nevermind.

4/14/2007 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would rather see the daley brother's in the gay games cock fighting.

4/14/2007 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting how Daley came out with his "500 million dollar guarantee" without so much as batting an eye; now let's watch and listen to what he says as contract time approaches, for the teachers, police, etc., re: salaries, benefits, pensions, etc. Something tells me that if one looked in the disctionary for the words incompetent, unintelligent, two-faced...(oh, wait, maybe just searching for the word politician would do it), one might find "da mare's" pix there....

4/14/2007 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally don't see all the fuss about the Olympics. If the mayor put the same kind of enthusiasm and pressure on Chicago sports team owners to get more big name players it would bring in double what any Olympic games would. Then I thought about all the construction that would have to happen and all the back door deals and I understand why he is so excited.

4/15/2007 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess John Meehan is leaving 007 now? Word was that if Chicago got the bid for the Olympics that he would go back to 009, because he bet that it would NEVER happen. He said he would never return to 009 either. Well, pack your fucking bags you loser, because you lost the bet boy!!!
-007 Mids

4/15/2007 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC (sorry). I recently saw Supt Cline on TV and noticed his uniform sleeve only had a star and two bars. Doesn't that indicate 30 to 34 years of service? I know he has over 35 years, so does that mean he is in violation of Uniform G.O.? Let's see if any inspectors out there got the balls to write him up.

4/15/2007 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the Olympic Village in Chicago be a D.O.C. Level 200?

It will be more fortified than the Green Zone in Iraq! Your papers please! Before entering!

Now that the selection is down to 5 Countries and Chicago USA being one, and the real winner not picked till 2009.... Daley and his cronies will be ripping us for millions as they scam for the slot. You thought cash envelopes were big in Chicago, You ain't seen nothing, Daley is probably thinking a line made famous from a child molesting Congressman, I think I hit the LOTTO!

I am sure Daley's brother, John Daley, will do what he did best with the trucking scandal... all trucks had to have John Daley's insurance to get the ok to be leased... I will bet you....John Daley's Insurance Agency is going to be getting every insurance (over inflated) contract for this Olympic gig!

Al Capone is rolling over in his grave wishing he was back here in Chicago!

Lets see here...Trump building the world's largest building here in Chicago and the Olympics.... God hopes the terrorist don't come for us.

4/15/2007 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come on! Side jobs! Off-duty cops can make cash money doing side jobs at the Olympics. Get paid to sleep in your car at Olympic village while ghetto man robs and rapes. Ask those connected PO's in 025 that run side job businesses.

4/15/2007 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question...


Can King Richie use our tax dollars w/o even having any of our input???

I mean, don't we get to vote or anything? Why do the suburbs vote on building schools with tax dollars and such, and this crook gets to do what he wants.

Is there any REAL way to protest, or DO SOMETHING??

4/15/2007 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its contract time and we will get screwed again because we dont stick together. Nows the time to hit ol richie dickhead up for a good contract.

He will say theres no money and use us like pawns throwing us all over the city aking it look like we are some sort of great department. Makes me sick.

4/15/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, the Chicago Enforcers lost their first game 6-0 in Las Vegas WHAT A GAME !! Our boys defense is top notch ma they hit hard 8 sacks 3 INT's...offense needs some work but they had some opportunityS. It was 0-0 in the fourth the LA firemen scored the extrapoint was blocked...then the Enforcers drove 65 yards to the LA 5yd line with 58 seconds left but couldn't punch it in. They made me and all the fans very very proud for their first season in the league GREAT JOB GUYS !! Thay play NYPD April 21st at hanson stadium go support em'.

4/15/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many contracts will be given even before we get the games! All as usual will go to the mayor's friends and minorities that intimidate him! Graft will be at all time highs even higher than now! Thank GOD I will be retired and moved out of this city that daley will leave as legacy total destruction. Our next contract will be in shambles, our medical will be gone but then again they could find 500+ tax payer mllions but none for retiree health care! HET DALEY SINCE YOU HAVE SO MUCH EXTRA HOW ABOUT LIVING UP TO YOUR OBLIGATION AND FUND OUR PENSION!!

4/15/2007 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone hear Ubberoth's comment during his speech yesterday when he said that if we had the two mayors who run Los Angeles and Chicago running the whole country, our country would be "much beter off"??? I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Can anyone imagine what this country would be like if Daley ran it the way he runs Chicago?? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha What a joke. Or a nightmare. I'm sure Ubberoth was just trying to be diplomatic in his speech, but sheesh. What a fucking stupid thing to say.

4/15/2007 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Daley just spend our tax money like this without a referendum?

4/15/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't that all the TRUTH ! Couldn't have been said any better. Let the thievery continue...

4/15/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous aloha, brah ho! said...

DON HO, the Hawaiian musician, was so crestfallen over the incendiary words of DON IMUS, he died.

HO was 76. He was NOT nappy-headed.

4/15/2007 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous the girl from ipanema said...

I VOTE FOR RIO!

4/15/2007 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omigod! I just woke up from a horrid nightmare.

Da mare was wearing a thong at Copacabana Beach--not a pretty sight. He even had a Brazilian bikini wax job. He was doing the samba with Borat.

4/15/2007 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to submit my application to Walsh Contruction;

Current Employment: Police Officer, so I know how to sit in the company vehicle and do nothing for 8 hours.

Contruction Skills: None really, but I can mispour concrete forms on cue if we get too far ahead of schedule.

4/15/2007 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Daley going to put his casino on Meigs Field?

I could use some tax relief.

Hell, all these degenerates are blowing their checks in Indiana. We may as well keep it local.

Not to mention that might help get conventions back to McCormick.

4/15/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY TO THAT IS THAT WE HAVE NO SHORTAGES OF IDIOTS RUNNING THE CITY OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE ONLY GOOD THING FROM A NO CLOUT P.O.'S STAND POINT THERE SHOULD BE ALLOT OF OVER TIME AND SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT ,PLUS ALL THE CRIMES AND VICTIMS , WE ALL SHOULD DO PRETTY GOOD ON COURT TIME TOO.

4/15/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous The city that works said...

14APR07 On scene of Agg. Batt.
H-1: "Squad this is helocopter 1 alerting the zone we are over the scene of the Agg. Batt at xxxx. Please inform the ground units we are here to assist."
Ground: "We could use your help. Please turn on your spotlight in the vacant lot next to the scene. The offender ran that way and we could use some more light to see if he pitched the weapon."
H-1: "Ground our spotlight is not currently functioning but we will scan the area with infrared."
10minutes later
H-1: "Ground we did not find anything. Squad we are switching back to citywide and returning to
base."
Ground: "Thanks for trying"

4/15/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only wish I could retire by then...

4/15/2007 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone hear anything about the Lt.'s test? 700 people took the test, and it's been 100 days since it was given. Are they really correcting it at a rate of 7 per day? How many millions of dollars are we paying this compant?

4/15/2007 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A city would have to be a [blithering] idiot to put on an Olympic Games and not have a surplus," Ueberroth said.

Let's see. Where do I begin.

Two words Mr. Ueberroth, Millennium Park.

Everything in this city is overbudget except police/fire pensions, salaries, and benefits.

I just have to laugh at that picture of King D*ckhead on the front page of todays Trib. It looks like he just sat down on "Fucilli Jerry" like Costanza Sr.

4/15/2007 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD will win the gold in the bartender beating event.

4/15/2007 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kozenko....WHAT A POLICEMAN !!!!YA THATS HIM ON THIS PAGE BITCHIN ABOUT THE SGT . YOUR RIGHT ABOUT THAT "HE WONT HIT THE SGT " HE ONLY BEATS UP WOMEN !!!! EVEN POLICE WOMEN ,,,HIS WIFE!!! SEVERAL TIMES , HOW ABOUT THE SOX MIKE FUN GAME ...HE'S NOT THE POLICE JUST ANOTHER A-HOLE THAT GOT DUMPPED INTO 011 AND FOLLOWED THE REAL POLICE AND RODE THIER COAT TAILS, UNTIL HE STARTED TO F-UPP.....SURE WE KNOW YA MIKE- TOO BAD THE BOSS QUIT ,WHO WILL YOU RUN TO NOW FOR HELP , I PRAY EVER NIGHT THAT THEY FIRE YOU , YOUR NOT A CHICAGO POLICE MAN YOUR A PUNK WHO SLIPPED THREW THE CRACKS OF THE HIRING PROCESS AND A HUGE,HUGE MEDICAL ABUSSER ... HAVE FUN IN CALL -BACK ,WHAT HAPPEN AT ERPS? IN TROUBLE AGAIN ? AND YOUR PRETTY BLUE BADGE LOOKS GOOD ON YOU AT CALL BACK !!! PS DID YOU SPEND YOUR 7,000 DOLLARS FROM YOUR IOD CAR ACCIDENT YET ? YOUR A LOOSER !!! IM NOT HIDING BEHIND THIS , I TOLD YOU TO YOUR FACE SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE , BUT IM A MAN AND YOU WONT HIT ME !!!!

4/15/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voteing democrat fools,yes I mean you.

4/15/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some tips from a retiree:

1. Do not spend any money in this city unless it is absolutely necessary.

2. Get the retiree concealed carry card, even if you don't carry.

3. I read the papers at the library and/or online. Its all B.S. anyway. Don't put money in the media packet.

4. Politely challenge and correct any liberal airheads that tell you what a great mayor dilly dally is; and how clean he keeps chicago.

5. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, against the incumbants. polititians are like baby diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason. Ditto for the FOP regime. What FOP president ever went back to being a working P.O.

4/15/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE WINNERS OF THE FIRST TWO SIDE JOBS FOR THE OLYMPICS ARE THE ABBATE BROTHERS. TONY WILL BE IN CHARGE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FOR ALL HIS "HANDS ON" WORK WITH FOREIGNERS. HIS BROTHER WILL BE IN CHARGE OF ENTERTAINING ALL OUT OF STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUST DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON HIM.

4/15/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Douglas Park is scheduled to hold all the water games for the Olympics. It will be great to hear gunfire in the background at all the awards ceremonies.

4/15/2007 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One Billion Dollars for the future olympic village...oops I'm sorry future low income housing paid for by the astronomical property taxes. Oh yes, and I am sure everything will be on budget.

4/15/2007 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline's uniform: Can anyone really be worried about the star and bars on the sups. uniform. You, gelboy, are a pinhead.

4/15/2007 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes...you are correct. After the games are gone, the olympic village will automaticly will become a level II doc.

4/15/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Olympic Committee is presently changing some of the events, as we speak, in the event Chicago gets the final bid.

They took into account that Daley's brother would be selling ALL the insurance to the builders and vendors.
Heneghan Wrecking would do all the demolition to make way for Olympic Village.
The building portion would be handled by McHugh, O'Neill and Ryan Construction.
Medley Movers and the Duff's would supply the trucks.
Burt [da' Squirt] Natarus will declare all the buildings as Historical Landmarks prior to being built along with his departure.
Kale will put a 'lock' on all the Olympic uniforms and sell them at 600% over cost.
Throw in some token minority vendors to keep Dorothy [da' hat] Tillman's pie-hole quiet for a bit and.................

Chicago will be the showplace for a new Olympic sport..........

Synchronized Stealing!

4/15/2007 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you know everything and you rock !!

4/15/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Pepe La Pew said...

I read Mexico is not entering anyone for the summer olympics. Anyone that can run, jump or swim is already here.

4/15/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"YOUR A LOOSER" -8:34 PM

Please try "You're a loser."

Also, "slipped through the cracks" [NOT "threw" (like a baseball)]

When you use all CAPITALS in your posting, you are SHOUTING at the reader.

Your "SHOUTING", atrocious spelling and grammar leaves the distinct impression that you're a dull-witted, obnoxious blowhard-- a "LOSER" yourself.

I have no opinion/comment on the target of your wrath other than for whatever reason(s), you obviously despise the guy. However, I can't rule out the probability that both of you are world-class assholes.

4/16/2007 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"if one looked in the disctionary for the words"

The irony is too great for me to comment.

4/16/2007 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON HO, the Hawaiian musician, was so crestfallen over the incendiary words of DON IMUS, he died.

HO was 76. He was NOT nappy-headed.

I once dated his twin daughters, rancid ho and stinky ho........

4/16/2007 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come on! Side jobs! Off-duty cops can make cash money doing side jobs at the Olympics. Get paid to sleep in your car at Olympic village while ghetto man robs and rapes. Ask those connected PO's in 025 that run side job businesses.


They will figure out how to replace you guys like they did with the TMA's

4/16/2007 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY ANONYMOUS !!!!! IS THIS SHOUTING!!!! YOUR OR YOU ARE OR R A DORK , GO GET BACK IN YOUR PO PO CAR AND COVER YOUR BEAT 2323 , SPELLING IS MY BEST THING ! SWEETIE

4/16/2007 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone hear a rumor about this loser in a skirt at callback who was harrassing some senior citizens with nasty letters? Guys is so stupid that he didn't even try to disguise his handwriting and it was a confirmed match w/previous documents. Even funnier - his bestest friend (R.P.) turned evidence to IAD. Now that's what I call friendship and loyalty!!

4/16/2007 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear they have a wife-beater in callback? Why is this loser still on the job?? Afraid you'll break your nails beating up on a guy?

4/16/2007 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank you for contributing a disproportionate amount of your future tax money to my backyard --- here on the Near Southside. It's going to be beeeutiful.

4/16/2007 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West side swimming event winners will now get 21 gun salutes instead of the playing of national anthems. Salutes will be provided by GDs.

4/16/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"A city would have to be a [blithering] idiot to put on an Olympic Games and not have a surplus," Ueberroth said.

Let's see. Where do I begin.

Two words Mr. Ueberroth, Millennium Park.

Everything in this city is overbudget except police/fire pensions, salaries, and benefits.

I just have to laugh at that picture of King D*ckhead on the front page of todays Trib. It looks like he just sat down on "Fucilli Jerry" like Costanza Sr.

4/15/2007 04:51:00 PM

Don't forget O'Hare hugh overruns, but then again victor reyes (Needs to be indicted and soon) had is girlfriend former secretary "ROSIE" put in charge at a huge salary but she is qualified she even took victors shoes to the shoemaker and clothes to the cleaners like she and the crew are taking all of us to the poorhouse!

4/16/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just listening to the Olympic pep rally on the noon news. Couldn't bare to watch Little Richie up at the podium going ballistic on everything that will make it just wonderful. His face is beet red and BP right now is probably 250/150 and he has a very good chance of having "The Big One Elizabeth". Anyway have Amb. 42 on standby and go through the motions. There will be no need to use the paddles and red light it after he's carted away, if you know what I mean.

Retired 10yrs.............

4/16/2007 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coo would be if Mayor Daley didn't live long enough to enjoy the Olympics. Blubbering Fool he is....

4/16/2007 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be the first to admit if I had some clout I'd try for a cush job in this department. But one thing I would never do is be a ass kissing, boot licking, coat holding, bodyguard for Daley. It would be less disgusting to stick my head up an elephants ass.

4/16/2007 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

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4/16/2007 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pepe La Pew said...

I read Mexico is not entering anyone for the summer olympics. Anyone that can run, jump or swim is already here.

4/15/2007 11:39:00 PM
____________________________

Bullitt Girl says:
Can't you be more original.

4/16/2007 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will be the first to admit if I had some clout I'd try for a cush job in this department. But one thing I would never do is be a ass kissing, boot licking, coat holding, bodyguard for Daley. It would be less disgusting to stick my head up an elephants ass.

4/16/2007 06:15:00 PM

Hey! I did all that and even offered to blow anyone and all I got was this skinking blue shirt!
Maybe i need to do the elephant's ass yes thats the ticket I could get the promotion then?

4/16/2007 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will be the first to admit if I had some clout I'd try for a cush job in this department. But one thing I would never do is be a ass kissing, boot licking, coat holding, bodyguard for Daley. It would be less disgusting to stick my head up an elephants ass.

4/16/2007 06:15:00 PM

Hey! I did all that and even offered to blow anyone and all I got was this skinking blue shirt!
Maybe i need to do the elephant's ass yes thats the ticket I could get the promotion then?

4/16/2007 09:48:00 PM

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9:48 ----> Hilarious

4/17/2007 06:55:00 AM  

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