Thursday, September 20, 2007

Meeks - Keeping His People Down

  • The state Senate on Tuesday bypassed a long-term fix for Chicago area mass-transit systems, instead passing a plan for a massive public works program that would expand gambling and offer stop-gap funding for public transportation.

    The move was the latest attempt by Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago) and Gov. Rod Blagojevich to pressure House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to take up the same issues in his chamber by testing the resolve of rank-and-file House members who want money for local projects.
But the best quote of all is this from Senator "reverend" James Meeks:
  • But Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) argued against expanding gambling because it is a "tax on poor people."

    "To save the integrity of this body, we should all vote 'no' on this bill," Meeks said.
Leaving aside the fact that the Illinois legislature hasn't had any integrity in the past hundred years or so, a "tax on poor people"? We weren't aware that poor people had enough money to go gambling. If they have disposable income, we imagine they wouldn't really be poor anymore, would they? Or is reverend Meeks suggesting that his constituency doesn't have any sort of impulse control and they need to be told exactly how to spend their money?

We imagine the rev is a bit nervous that people might be spending a bit of the money that used to go into the collection plate to pay for his $50 million church might end up going elsewhere. He expects his flock to come up with a weekly contribution to his bottom line and if it ends up going elsewhere, how is he supposed to pay for the plane?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I am tired of all of the BS that is coming from Daley, Meeks, Jones, and Blago the Wonderfuck.

The Dan Ryan came over budget by a mere $300 million or so. The money miraculously came from somewhere.

The General Assembly and Wonderfuck cannot put together a budget for ALL of the people in Illinois. Race baiting by the King of Leprachauns for a kids playground in a place meant to stay open and free. How about the giant supository that is called the "Bean". What the hell did that cost?

Holding the RTA hostage and not providing a real fix. Now, who in the Democratic party will benefit with the Casinos? Can you imagine the city getting the license and not a casino operator. Organized crime will rejoice.

Then there's the Grand Puba of all the shitheads, Stroger. Is he off of his meds? Raise the sales tax on hotels and meals? Shit, I am going to have to do more shopping outside of this county.

Maybe the Grand Puba of Shitheads will do a resident check and ensure all the free health care being handed out is for Cook County residents. He has rescinded this lately.

Also, where in the hell is it in the US or state constitution that says free health care. Get a fucking job!

I mad as hell and we need to vote all these fuckers out of office. Of course I will register as a Democrat, since all the pols watch for that when "favors" are needed. Like actually doing work that our taxes are paying for. Then I am voting against all the incumbents.

We are to blame if the jagaticians stay in office. Lets ALL vote and send the only meassage that pols really understand. It's a shame Illinois is the Land of Lincoln. Whenever I go to see the Lincoln memorial in DC or a statue of him in Springfield, I see a tear running down his cheeck because of all the crap the we are letting the jagaticians get away with.

End of rant. I need to go to work to pay for all the shitheads.

9/20/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, it is apparent that Rev./Senator Meeks rubs you and a whole bunch of white people the wrong way. But don't hate on him voting his conscience when it comes to gambling. He's right about it, even though you'll never admit it. The measure will likely pass anyway, but it's true, gambling takes its toll on households with minorities and the elderly.

9/20/2007 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it remarkable how city workers' contracts, the olympics, a museum for kids in grant park, and a mass transit debacle occur at THE SAME TIME, and, somehow, legislation is proposed for gaming. if only there was a place to put a casino, you know, like an airstrip...hey, maybe miggs! What a coincidence this all has been! And here I thought the money from the indiana toll lease was going to public works projects such museum....olympics....whew! Thank god for capable leadership!

9/20/2007 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The house of mope will be used as the southside casino until the casino can be developed in Altgeld gardens. Recently history was made when they opened the first and only laundramat in the gardens.

Every thing was great at the ribbon cutting until the residents balked because they had heard a rumor that every thing was going to be free the first day. Free wash and dry, along with soap and fabric softner.

The Meekster will offer the house of Mope as the site since in his wisdom it is the only church that you can convert to a sports arena.

Go and talk to the Holyman and play hoops there after around the alter.

The sanctuary will immediately converted into a casino with on site laundry services and baby sitting provided by the Area 2 Diaper DICKS AND THE 005TH District traffic control unit.

This will work since his church is the only church in the county that gets free police traffic control and services, the only thing that compares is the Rosemont, Horizon, with the Rosemont PD. (no insult intended to the Rosemont PD)

This will really work because like on Sundays they will be allowed to park at the Area 2 Police facility as usual. The church buses can pull up to tent city (Area 2 Katrina site homeless in lobby and court breezeway)as well as police entrance for casino church customers.

It will feel like Sunday every day.

The money will flow into the Meeksters coffers.

9/20/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gambling revenues will bail out mass transit, and we will never again have to spend tax payer money to fund mass transit! Right. If you're old enough, do you remember when the lottery came to Illinois in the early 80's. The politicians said the lottery should be approved because it would fund public education. No more need for tax payer money being spent on education. The lottery would fund the schools. Lies, lies, lies. As for mass transit, raise the fares. It costs me more money than ever to fill my car with gas. Car insurance keeps going up, not down. I pay to have my car maintained, and fixed. It costs me more today to use my primary form of transportation. So, make those who use mass transit foot the bill. If not give tax breaks to the people who don't ever use the system.

9/20/2007 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I might reconsider if I got a few shares in the casinos.

Signed: The Holy Rev Sen. Meeks

Or has the Daley family got them all locked up already?

9/20/2007 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when do casinos accept LINK cards?

No one is kidnapping his peeps at gun point and forcing them to gamble (except for maybe OJ).

9/20/2007 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9/20/2007 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they gamble their money away, which might actually be fun, they wouldn't be able to give it to Meeks...which wouldn't be very much fun!!

9/20/2007 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or is reverend Meeks suggesting that his constituency doesn't have any sort of impulse control and they need to be told exactly how to spend their money?

Speaking of impulse control, the link system needs to be revamped. It is annoying to watch your tax dollars at work when the person in front of you at the checkout takes out a link card to pay for "necessities" like arizona iced tea, $8.00 pizzas, potato chips, pop, cookies, snack cakes, ice cream etc. The mood turns to anger when that same person takes out a wad of cash to pay for alcohol, leaves in shiny new vehicle, and goes home to what is quite possibly a free home. Looking back at the post, being "poor" sounds like one big party nowadays.
I know that there are people that use our money wisely and stretch it out as far as it can go, sacrificing to make a better life for their children. I probably just don’t notice them as often because it doesn’t seem wrong when someone is buying milk, eggs, bread, etc. with a link card, and god bless them. I don’t have a problem with helping out families in need, but the system has been being taken advantage of long enough. And no, I am not advocating letting kids starve or be left homeless (its not their fault that their parents are the way they are), but I am tired of people using their children as income and hiding behind them when anyone mentions changing the system.

9/20/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9/20/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His new name is $enator MEeek$
To qoute BONO "The God I believe in isn't short of cash MISTER"!

9/20/2007 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/20/2007 12:11:00 AM

...gambling takes its toll on households with minorities and the elderly

If you are too senile or otherwise unable to realize the money in your pocket is for groceries and cost of living expenses, and you spend it on gambling, then that's a stupid tax on you!

9/20/2007 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, it is apparent that Rev./Senator Meeks rubs you and a whole bunch of white people the wrong way. But don't hate on him voting his conscience when it comes to gambling. He's right about it, even though you'll never admit it. The measure will likely pass anyway, but it's true, gambling takes its toll on households with minorities and the elderly.

He votes his conscience? who are you kidding? you mean to tell me that the same people aren't taking the 10 minutes ride east to Indiana, feeding their tax coffers anyway? wouldn't it be better they feed ours? Meeks is all about Meeks, plain and simple, just look at that place he calls a church. Enough said.
This state is losing huge tax dollars to Indiana's casinos, a hop, skip and jump across the border; bring the money back here where it belongs, they aren't going to stop gambling, so let us benefit, not Indiana.

9/20/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe just maybe one of these hacks has a deal with the casinos in indiana because of all of the free shuttle buses that go along the dan ryan picking up the gamblers and taking them to indiana. that money which comes from chicago should stay in chicago. when was the last time you saw any of the so called revs worring about the poor protesting the casinos in indiana

9/20/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous homelandsecurity said...


9/20/2007 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"voting his conscience "

What fucking conscience is that....pray tell....the same one that allowed him to try and railroad that white Sgt. from 5th district....the same conscience that holds the 5th district ransom on traffic control for his fake church.......that conscience???

9/20/2007 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC, it is apparent that Rev./Senator Meeks rubs you and a whole bunch of white people the wrong way. But don't hate on him voting his conscience when it comes to gambling. He's right about it, even though you'll never admit it. The measure will likely pass anyway, but it's true, gambling takes its toll on households with minorities and the elderly.

9/20/2007 12:11:00 AM


9/20/2007 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 9/20/2007 12:11:00 AM;

Meeks would need a conscience to base his votes upon before being able to vote his conscious. As for bailing out the CTA, FUCK EM! All they do is get in the way of me getting to my calls, almost hitting me, cutting me off with lights/sirens on. Fuck the bus disturbances and all of the el bullshit. If CTA crumbles, the shitheads stay contained in their ghetto neighborhoods, so I can't see how that's bad......

9/20/2007 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous wesley snipes said...

always bet on black

9/20/2007 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gambling is a tax on "poor people." The Lotto is pushed on the African-American community more than any other community. White people make more off taxes too because the money is put into projects which go into the pockets of rich white guys

9/20/2007 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley ought to think about attracting some good businesses into the city to generate revenue. Like all the closed factories and smaller concerns that have closed or moved to the suburbs over the years. I mean companies which employed 50-100 workers, who went to work, paid taxes and had a stake in the community. Those businesses were chased out of the city by increased taxation. So now the companies which didn't move overseas, or to the suburbs can't afford to do business in Chicago, or Illinois for that matter. That leaves us with a service economy, which pays just at or above the minimum wage, a pay level which will not support a family. So people say to hell with that and don't work, and have to be supported using tax money in the form of welfare, wic, link and any other public assistance program. So whats the answer? Gambling! The savior of the city! My feelings on this are unpopular, because we all know so many people who go to Vegas or the boats and have fun doing it. I even like to go myself twice a year or so. And I like poker games. But I have to admit that when I go to Joliet or Aurora, it sure looks like most of the people there can't afford it. There is a look of "I gotta win this to eat". Building casinos and capitalizing on a weakness of potential customers is no way to run a government. I know that the government, at all levels, is messed up around here, but come on. It is a type of a tax on those who can least afford it. Does anyone think that the gold coast types are going to walk over to a casino at Meigs/Northerly and piss away their money? Thats why they have money, they don't piss it away on foolish pursuits.
Add this to the fact of the sweetheart contracts that will result, the political insiders getting taken care of (see emerald casino) and the crime that will inevitably follow. It's a money maker for the connected, the license holders and the government entity. But man it is robbing the poor to help the rich.

9/20/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets legalize gambling. Anything that might keep my taxes down I am in favor of. If Meeks is so down on gambling, why not protest the casinos in Indiana? No one forces the poor, elderly or anyone else to gamble, it is there own choice. Rather than see gambling money go to Indiana, lets keep it here.

9/20/2007 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"White people make more off taxes"


Really? Pardon me, I need to go look into my mailbox. There must be a check sitting there for this white boy.

One hand, A casino would genetrate revenue for the city that already goes to Indiana.

Other hand, 9/20/2007 03:12:00 PM makes excellent points that i need not repeat and where would that revenue go anyway? I dont need to say, do I?

9/20/2007 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax on the poor people, my ass! Go to any casino and all you see are the poor black people gambling. No install a casino in Chicago to help the tax base, but go ahead a tax the hell out of the white middle class. Where are my free hand outs?

9/20/2007 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 licenses, WOW ! this is a win/win/win.
dayley, stephens and 1 for someone downstate.

9/20/2007 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One statistic that isn't openly published is the number of suicides outside these casinos. Joliet has a shitload of degenerate gamblers who end their losing streak with a round to the noodle.

But! Their police are armed to the teeth and it's all paid for by casino revenue.

9/20/2007 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, it is apparent that Rev./Senator Meeks rubs you and a whole bunch of white people the wrong way. But don't hate on him voting his conscience when it comes to gambling. He's right about it, even though you'll never admit it. The measure will likely pass anyway, but it's true, gambling takes its toll on households with minorities and the elderly.

See, see. See why you will never get ahead in life. You actually defended a bullshit con man. All the bullshit rev's are con men, pimps. And you people, yes, you people support all these pimps. Listen to the song, Papa was a rolling stone" Kinda irionic isn't it? You made it about race, so here it is. Truth hurts doesn't it? Intelligent, non ignorant people see right through them, all races, except people clinging on to the bottom rung like you who are too lazy to get ahead the right way. Always need a excuse for something don't ya?

9/20/2007 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody else see Meeks on television bitching at his congregation because "only" 2700 people showed up for bible study last Wednesday?

Just an aside, maybe his flock could put an extra couple bucks in the collection box this week so he can buy a suit. He looks like a fucking slob in a sea of hat pins and Shantung.

9/20/2007 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax on poor people? We would not be in this mess if poor people actually paid taxes. Just think, if all people, including the poor had to pay taxes there would be much more money to go around.

I beleive that the current tax laws- State and Federal- are unconstitutional, in that if you make under a certain amount, you are not liable for taxes. I beleive all people should pay taxes- rich and poor alike. They should even deduct taxes from welfare and SSI checks.

9/20/2007 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw Meeks & Daley. I enjoy pissing on Meeks' so called church every chance I get. I just hope i'll get a chance to shit on it too soon. just need to remember to bring the toilet paper.

9/21/2007 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joliet also got a nice baseball stadium out of that casino money. Good family fun.

9/21/2007 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make them bring a legit work paystub as the admission fee. that should keep the welfare peeps out...that is until they start making computer generated fake stubs and sell them on the street. ha ha

9/21/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A casino in Chicago would be the greatest thing around. Earmark the money to welfare. That way all the welfare dogs would just be recycling their welfare checks.

9/21/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can't tax the welfare checks. then they would have to buy a used BMW or Cadi instead of a new one.

9/21/2007 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not know about the suicides around the casino in Joliet. Hearing that makes my heart sing. END IT LOSER, DON"T THINK ABOUT IT, PULL THE TRIGGER AND END YOU USELESS EXISTENCE.

As for these bleeding heart libs that fret about effects on poor, elderly of gambling. get a clue! If you think that you are going to make money at a casino you deserve to have your money taken away.I weary of people excusing destructive behavior, destructive behavior should be punished. Take Joe's money, take the stupid elderly's money. Just cut my taxes

9/22/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has SCC heard about the strip club goimg up just blocks from House of Mope? Word is that it's a done deal and Meeks is helpless to do anything about it. Midnites in 005 is about to get even more interesting!

9/25/2007 07:26:00 PM  

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