Monday, October 29, 2007

Tax Hike = Less Services

  • Chicago homeowners will have to fend for themselves when it comes to getting rid of the opossums, raccoons, bats and feral cats invading their backyards and rummaging through their garbage.
  • With 146 animal traps and 13,000 annual requests to set them, there was simply no way to respond in a timely fashion. Not with 30 animal control officers who also respond to more serious requests, including dangerous dogs, bites and mistreatment of animals.
Responding in a timely fashion is pretty much a fantasy with Animal Control. Waits extend into entire shifts and then the people who show up are incompetent political hacks who can't do the job they were hired to do.

We have a suggestion that would at one fell swoop, eliminate the need for Animal Control and rid the city of tens of thousands of wild raccoons, geese, skunks, deer, coyotes, pigeons and all manner of stray dogs and cats - everyone gets a shotgun.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FACT=
The Corporation counsel (attorney's representing the city) are some of the worst lawyers in the state as evidenced by their eagerness to settle every case for cash.

FACT=
When challenged with a trial, the Corp. counsel loses every case as evidenced with the $2 mil. payout to an accused sex offender and a $4 mil payout to a principal for false arrest in the last few weeks.

FACT=
Whenever lawyers working for the unions representing department members face off in court against the Corp. counsel, the Corp. counsel always wins.

FACT=
The lawyers working for the unions representing the members of this department are the worst lawyers in the state! (Thanks Mark and FOP leaders)

10/28/2007 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for Seiser; he is BAD.

WHY??

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Seiser.

Seiser doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the
information he wants.

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Seiser has allowed to live.

Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Seiser.

Seiser does not sleep. He waits.

Seiser is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are
trademarked names for his left and right legs.

Seiser is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

Seiser counted to infinity - twice.

When Seiser does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s
pushing the Earth down.

Seiser is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself
in the back of the head.

Seiser hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.

Seiser can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.

Seiser doesn’t wear a watch, HE decides what time it is.

Seiser can slam a revolving door.


Seiser does not get frostbite. Seiser bites frost


Seiser RUNS IT !!!!

10/28/2007 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sign me up for the shotgun program...and, by the way, wouldn't it be interesting to be able to get into the city budget, line by line, in a way that was understandable to the average citizen, to see exactly where each dollar goes....

10/28/2007 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make it a police function. We can get there faster anyway. If we can provide car seats to transport children, we can sure handle a critter trap.

Why not, we do everything else. Where's Steve when we need him?

10/28/2007 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be great for business for every eye surgeon in the city as well. Good for CTA too -- it's tough to drive with one eye, since you don't have depth perception. I think this is an excellent idea.

10/28/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LESS SERVICES???

Are you flipping kidding me? What Do I get in Garcia Ridge? My garbage picked up. I pay my water bill so I have water. Oh and the street light has been out for about a year. Calls to the alderman have gone unheeded thanks Zalewski- maybe if you spent less time at Lindys getting free drinks and your ego stroked, and I was a registered Democrat I could get a light bulb.

So what am I gonna get less of?

10/29/2007 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a problem I have a 22 calibre rifle for such problems. A good scope makes it worth while. I need a silencer, the lads suggested using a drilled out never used oil filter.

Please dont tell the Area 2 gun team about my unregistered rifle,
or my AK 47 for civil disobedience and civil disorder.

My neighbor waited two days for the city to remove a racoon from his attic. It had pups and caused
all sorts of damage destroying the insulation and part of the roof.

God forbid if they die under your deck or family room. No way to get to them. This is only the beginning in this City. Ure eventually going to have to take care of every thing your self.

10/29/2007 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You left out a few things:

Take Hike + Bigger Kickbacks + Bigger Bribes + More Over Inflated Contracts to Family/Friends + More Family/Friends on the Payroll =
Less Service To Us All

It really is a 3rd Grade Math Problem In Chicago.

10/29/2007 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich Daley is so obsessed with getting the 2016 Olympics for Chicago that he is willing to let basic city services go to shit while he squirrel's money away for his pet project. Being a DemocRAT, he is doing it the only way he knows how, subsidizing his wants and needs on the backs of the working taxpayers of Chicago. In every facet of politics, the DemocRATS subsidize their goals by hitting the working stiff with more taxes. In 1993, the City of Chicago could have has a gambling boat. The revenue projection was $50 million a year. Rich"The Bitch" Daley said that he didn't want any "putt-putt" boats, he wanted a land based casino. Do the math. 50 million a year for 14 years comes to 700 million dollars. And, we are talking about 1993 dollars. by today's numbers, it would be well over a billion dollars. Maybe the City of Chicago would still own the Skyway, and wouldn't have to sell Midway Airport to support the lifestyles of "The Bitch's" inner circle. I am so disgusted with this little weasel, POS, I can't stansd the sight of him.

10/29/2007 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the Tribune that "Blago" should be impeached or recalled!!!

10/29/2007 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous recall referendums now! said...

6:00 AM

I too agree with the Tribune editorial that in order to hold politicians accountable, there should be a recall referendum mechanism in place. Add the elected offices of the mayor and the president of the Cook County Board as well as elected state officials.

Why wait four years to dump corrupt and/or incompetent officials that successfully elude criminal indictments and prosecution?

I'd take recalled former California Gov. Gray Davis over Blagojevich in a heartbeat.



Start the petitions.

10/29/2007 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I agree with the Tribune that "Blago" should be impeached or recalled!!!

10/29/2007 06:00:00 AM

Why only him? Impeach them all.

10/29/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the Tribune that "Blago" should be impeached or recalled!!!


yeah, he sucks but why should the State of Illinois give a crap about our corrupt city? He didn't bust out the city of the CTA, our pseudo-welfare system of city employees did!

10/29/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need cameras in the alleys to catch them critters.

10/29/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if you trap the animals yourself, the city will not pick them up or accept them at the facility. Gotta go drop the varmint off at one of the animal shelters in the suburbs.

10/29/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These idiots are going to make Crook county like Michigan!!!! Highest unemployment rate in the country and they want to raise taxes. Unbelievable these demomorons!

10/29/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

Live near the woods, get used to animals or move to one of the new downtown condos.

10/29/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
LESS SERVICES???

Are you flipping kidding me? What Do I get in Garcia Ridge? My garbage picked up. I pay my water bill so I have water. Oh and the street light has been out for about a year. Calls to the alderman have gone unheeded thanks Zalewski- maybe if you spent less time at Lindys getting free drinks and your ego stroked, and I was a registered Democrat I could get a light bulb.

So what am I gonna get less of?

10/29/2007 12:06:00 AM

he cannot even talk to burke the guy who put leo in, to get the beat cars to stay on the beats! another political lipinski protege! we have the weakest commnader ever, leo wants 2 heads per day for every tact man and then he promised to give ribbons and awards! Cpme on leo you do not live here but let everyone shit here! strap on some balls and get tact cars and beat cars over on 811! I know you feel your history soon which is true but at least go out like a man!

10/29/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, taxes go up, services go down, yet the front page of the trib has a huge story about some bust out hype who is struggling to make good.... Pathetic!

10/29/2007 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry this is off topic, but I’m still pissed about mike

Has anyone been following this case in Atlanta? This case may help Mike Mette get out of jail because the court in Atlanta ruled that a consensual sex case where the defendant was sentenced to 10 years was thrown out for cruel and unusual punishment. Mike is slapped with 5 years for defending himself and his case can be definitely argued that it is cruel and unusual. The ruling just came out this Friday.

ATLANTA — A young man sentenced to 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with another teenager was freed Friday by Georgia's highest court, which ruled that his sentence amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.

10/29/2007 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice rip-off of Chuck Norris Facts regarding Seiser

10/29/2007 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rats, skunks, bats, raccoons, snakes and assorted wildlife never really worried me. But how do I get rid of the drooling alderat?

Those beasts are far mor dangerous than any other predators in Chicago.

10/29/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The so called "Facts" about the FOP are dubious at best.

Joe Roddy is one of the best trial lawyers in Chicago. Clearly you dont know what you are talking about on that one.

10/29/2007 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do we get when we pay? We are paying for those who cant pay! It is about votes so money up for more govt cheese Every citizen should be armed

10/29/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Make it a police function. We can get there faster anyway. If we can provide car seats to transport children, we can sure handle a critter trap.

Why not, we do everything else. Where's Steve when we need him?

10/28/2007 11:52:00 PM

NO WAY! So if we trap and inadvertantly harm a critter, we can be the bad guys for that too?

10/29/2007 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an idea for a new contract proposal...cut my pay exactly in half, and I will work 3 on, 3 off. I'll sleep on midnites before going to a real job...

10/29/2007 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how the mayor uses the excuse "we need to raise taxes so we can build a library and put 100 more officers on the street". Get Real!!! Does he think everyone is really that stupid?? There is already a lack of police manpower in every district! I was told our full complement should be somewhere just over 300 officers in my district alone, and currently we only have just over 200, (and half of them work in CAPS or on a bs mission car that does nada!) -- that's a 100 officer deficit in one district! I bet it's that way in every district in the city. The revenue from a new tax will definitely NOT serve any taxpayer in this city. And as for the public library -- that's another joke! The only thing you can check out at the library is the smelly vagrants who have nowhere to go so they sit there and smell the place up and play with themselves in front of everyone. Yeah, lets spend more money on that!!I can't wait for judgement day, so I can watch the four horsemen ride straight to city hall to take all those corrupt bloated politicians away! Enjoy your gluttony now you tax sucking pigs, cause the BBQ pit is calling your names!!

10/29/2007 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a suggestion we find out where this person is that runs Animal Control. We buy are own traps, trap the wild raccoons, geese, skunks, deer, coyotes, pigeons and all manner of stray dogs and cats drive them to there house open the trap and let this person deal with it or they can put them in there company car and drive them in.

10/29/2007 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FACT=
The Corporation counsel (attorney's representing the city) are some of the worst lawyers in the state as evidenced by their eagerness to settle every case for cash.

FACT=
When challenged with a trial, the Corp. counsel loses every case as evidenced with the $2 mil. payout to an accused sex offender and a $4 mil payout to a principal for false arrest in the last few weeks.

FACT=
Whenever lawyers working for the unions representing department members face off in court against the Corp. counsel, the Corp. counsel always wins.

FACT=
The lawyers working for the unions representing the members of this department are the worst lawyers in the state! (Thanks Mark and FOP leaders)

10/28/2007 11:32:00 PM

U MUST BE A DUMB ASS. IT'S BECAUSE THE FIX IS IN. The Corporation counsel IS SET UP THAT WAY TO FALL. Why can't the fbi investigate it.

10/29/2007 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

JUST HAVE SGT TASER ALL THE STRAYS.
DUMP THE ANIMALS IN THE WAGON AND DROP THEM OFF AT A CENTRAL LOCATION.

IT COULD SAVE MILLIONS.

10/29/2007 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

sign me up for the shotgun program...and, by the way, wouldn't it be interesting to be able to get into the city budget, line by line, in a way that was understandable to the average citizen, to see exactly where each dollar goes....

10/28/2007 11:45:00 PM

You'll shoot your eye kid.

10/29/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think since animal control is eliminating the cage service that they are asking for less $$$ in their budget?

I thought not.


If Richie is going to privatize any service it should be
Animal Control!

Call them for a stray and it takes hours if not days.

10/29/2007 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to:

1. recall the Blago - CA did it
2. do the same to Todler
3. do the same to the mayor
4. get rid of half the aldercreatures and replace the half we keep
5. set term limits to two on all of the above

I think we can all agree on that, so where and how do we start?

10/29/2007 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this Seiser guy like cooler than the dude on the Dos xxx's commercial?

10/29/2007 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Niner mike mike. Better than BB's

10/29/2007 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry SCC, dont agree with you on this one. I believe wild life has just as much as you or I have to inhabit this planet.
Also since when is the city responsible to rid your house of mice or rodents, if you have these problems?I believe it isnt, therefore it shouldnt be the city's problem if you have a racoon or squirrel in your roof. Instead of waiting for animal control, you know there are PRIVATE wild animal trapping companies.

10/29/2007 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Learn to live with the raccoons, possums, feral cats. They are all pretty harmless. They are only a problem if they get into your attic, but by taking preventative measures to block access to your home we can coexist with them. The more important problem is the portion of our human species that preys on other humans with their violent behavior.

10/29/2007 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo..Yo..Yo.. No CONNOLLY FO' Judge next year, you hear? when ya'll see da ballot think Daley, Blago etc..Dem...etc. This coming from an insider

10/29/2007 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its comforting to know that the Democrat controlled Legislature in Springfield did accomplish one thing this year.

They gave themselves a huge pay raise!

10/29/2007 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How timely, I just caught 3 raccoons and an opossum at my house. The raccoons were in my attic causing havoc, the possum was just on the outside and a victim of circumstance. I called the city for traps and they told me they were coming,three days later I called back and told them to cancel the ticket and that I was hiring professionals who might I add showed up within' the hour. The outfit is called "Nevernest" and was very professional and quick, they are in the phone book. I will never call the city for a damned thing again, neither will I spend a penny here.If you have to trap them yourselves, buy a good trap from Dicks or Bass proshop, they aren't too expensive.Use cheap and stinky cat food from a can as bait. The problem with trapping is the releasing part,the possum wasn't any trouble but raccoons can turn on you so be ready because they can be mean little critters and they are stronger than they look.

10/29/2007 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Nice rip-off of Chuck Norris Facts regarding Seiser

10/29/2007 12:31:00 PM





It was an homage

10/29/2007 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry this is off topic, but I’m still pissed about mike

Has anyone been following this case in Atlanta? This case may help Mike Mette get out of jail. . . .

10/29/2007 11:17:00 AM

I don't see it as persuasive precedent. The guy in Atlanta was guilty. Mike Mette is not.

10/29/2007 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You left out a few things:

Take Hike + Bigger Kickbacks + Bigger Bribes + More Over Inflated Contracts to Family/Friends + More Family/Friends on the Payroll =
Less Service To Us All

It really is a 3rd Grade Math Problem In Chicago.

10/29/2007 03:16:00 AM

True again! More made up jobs like emil jones gave his new young hoochie wife a made up 185K job must be nice to have our "OPEN CHECKBOOK"! Or the chick running O'Hare expansion project married to fary and Rosie has no skills but makes 200K+ in her made up job!

10/30/2007 06:54:00 AM  
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10/30/2007 09:04:00 AM  
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10/30/2007 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This summer , for the first time in 30 years residing at my current address, I had to call Animal Control to help remove a bat from an upstairs bedroom.

It was, as usual, a Sunday evening after 9:00 p.m. and I had very low hopes of prompt assistance.

I was absolutely wrong. The phone dispatcher was excellent and polite. Her information was correct.

The Animal Controller arrived within 20 minutes of the call...that amazed me totally. He too was polite and finished his capture within 3 minutes.

He refused a gratuity. (I am an old timer P.O.)

I feel that in this one case they deserve credit where it's absolutely due.

Have you ever tried to capture a bat in a room with ten foot ceilings while it's flying in circles at a frantic speed? (It wouldn't exit through the opened windows.)

Thanks Animal Control
once in 30 years isn't a bad deal

10/30/2007 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Animal control sucks and always will. They give nothing but excuse after excuse to NOT do their jobs. Really ignorant people working down at 27th Western too. I'm calling about every feral cat, rat or stray dog. I'm going to flood 311 with calls. You should too. I'm sorry, what do I pay all these high ass taxes for? When I pull the plug, this city can rott. If John Q citizen only new how the city really runs or how fucked up the police department is.

10/30/2007 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEAR SSC , HERE IS MY PREDITION
SEISER WILL BE ELECTED MAYOR OF NEW YORK IN 2009, THE BIG APPLE WANTS SEISER TO RUN IT.
DAVE DIAL CURRENTLY POLICE CHIEF OF NAPERVILLE WILL BE THE NEXT SUP.
WILLIAM KUSCHNER (POLICE CHIEF OF BERWYN) WILL BE THE NEXT FIRST DEPUTY .

10/30/2007 02:24:00 PM  

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