Thursday, November 29, 2007

County Board Follies

This is almost as good as the "Council Wars" under Harold Washington:
  • Cook County Board President Todd Stroger can't get his budget passed "because he's black," his floor leader angrily charged Tuesday.
  • Beavers railed on that one of Stroger's top critics, Commissioner Tony Peraica, "hates everybody who's black ... all black elected officials," going on to say Peraica used to beat up black people growing up in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
  • Yet, prompted by a reporter's question, Beavers yelled not to forget that he's "the hog with the big nuts and I'm gonna tell you what it is."
  • When commissioners voted to make cuts to county Recorder Gene Moore's office, cuts Moore said he supports, Beavers implied Moore wasn't smart enough to understand the cuts and Republican commissioners must have used racial intimidation to get him to agree.
  • Name-calling continued as Commissioner Liz Gorman, county Republican Party chairman, ripped into fellow Republican Peraica unprovoked, reading from a list of insults, calling him a "loser," "pathetic, pathological liar," an "abusive weasel" who is "no man," and an "ineffective leader" who has "no substance."
  • But then, even Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno called Peraica "a jerk."
This is our government at work.

Can someone tell us when we can disband Cook County government?

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54 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It might have to do with him also being an idiot. What a stooge.

11/29/2007 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is this because we black crap going to end. Stop the excuses and be accountable for once. Its the same shit over and over.

Start with the mirror!

11/29/2007 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imagine claiming any injustice was done because the proponent was white... RACIST! when will this bull shit come to a head and society will just ignore the brothers all together? cant come soon enough

11/29/2007 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This MIGHT be a good place to live if we eliminated at least half of the City Council and the Cook County Board entirely. Why do we need the CCB? Can't the various municipalities that make up Cook County do the same thing that they already do? Retain a small, say two or three man board to run the court system and the hospital. Nothing else. That's it. What else do we need a CCB for? What do they do besides sit around and make fools out of themselves and us and spend our money? It's simply a system to employ the connected who are otherwise unemployable and to create for patronage for the politicians who if not for the CCB, would be selling hotdogs at Jimmies.

11/29/2007 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Beavers is a former police officer. His assignment was being the bodyguard for the City Treasurer. That is not being a police officer but rather being a political hack in-training.

The sooner he loses all of his jobs the better off we all will be.

Vote for Sandi Jackson for committeeman in February.

11/29/2007 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bevers should be ashamed of himself. It is not racism, people of all colors are tired of paying outrageous taxes and getting little or nothing for their efforts. We have watched Todd, Bevers, and their cronies put people in big jobs that they are either not qualified for or can't handle. Enough is enough!

11/29/2007 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that whenever many Black people either get caught with their hands in the cookie jar or fail because of their own incompetence the race card gets played? These phony cries of racism are getting real old.

11/29/2007 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE, don't paint all county employees with the same paint brush!

As a County Police Sergeant, I assure you that I am apalled by this activity. I got on the job when we didn't need to work as a jailer. Came in right from the street into the academy. My "political" record is clean. I havent paid one thin dime to any politician or bought a single fundraiser ticket. Never will either.

Our morale as an agency is slowly eroded each and every year or budget cycle. It is depressing to have these "commissioncreatures" motherfuck us; view us as expendable, and have little or no knowledge of what we do, how we do it or why we do what we do.

Really makes us want to give our all for ten hours a day to the citizenry when we have no useful support from our Sheriff (basically a trial lawyer with a bad haircut!)and this fucked up county board. In my 32 years, I have never seen it this bad. So sad.

How did we go from having a surplus every year to being millions in the hole? Well, there is more than one answer here... Look at the leadership, and look at the hospital. Do you see the common denominator here?

Anyone who wants to flame me? Go fuck off.

Signed,
Concerned County Police Sergeant
AFSCME Local 3953

11/29/2007 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER.

11/29/2007 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the way he keeps publicly screaming that he is a "Hog, with large nuts"......and the Chicago media pretends that that is perfectly all right or that that don't even hear it? The Chicago media are such COWARDS that the black community has them afraid to print ANYTHING negative when a black elected official demonstrates base, uncouth, uneducated and moronic behaviour. IF BEAVERS WERE WHITE THEY WOULD HAVE CALLED FOR HIM TO STEP DOWN. How do all you Northwestern University grads look at yourself in the mirror?

11/29/2007 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is shameful!! All this name calling is par to what you hear on a grade school playground at recess. These over paid over blown egos need to grow the fuck up and get with the business at hand. oh, and btw, NO MORE FUCKING TAX HIKES!!!!

Just sign me, a city worker who just found out our contract was recently approved, and we the peons get fucked again!

Have a Nice Day :o)

11/29/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=500158

This is Todd speaking and you will laugh you ass off!

11/29/2007 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of the county board and have who run the jail...courts and hospital????????? Daley and the city ???? RIGHT Or maybe better idea Blago, Madigan and Jones EVEN BETTER!!!! What people dont seem to understand is that the county does everything everyone else doesnt want to do....Jail the bad guys and hospitalize the poor. Yes get rid of the Sheriff and his cronies .... County police have grown leaps and bounds while their ACTUAL patrol area has SHRUNK!! And the Forest Preserve Police WTF!

11/29/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who would like to run for office? Put an end to generation after generation of drianing our tax dollars. So you want race to enter the picture? OK patients at Cook County Hospital, I'm sorry. Stroger Hospital, what is the racial breakdown? Our prisons: What is the racial breakdown of its "guest house for honor students"? So the vast majority of our tax dollars is going towards what race? How much tax dollars are paid to the county by this majority race receiving benefits? Race is an issue in our county but not as Comm Beavers claims. you want to play the race card? Play it all the way through.

11/29/2007 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/29/2007 06:31:00 AM

You will continue to have a ten hour four day work week, while us patrolmen work a fucked up eight hour and sometimes ten hour fucked up shift with only two days off.
what the fuck are you crying about. retire already so someone can have your spot!
There, you just got flamed!

11/29/2007 08:41:00 AM  
Blogger pathickey said...

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2007/11/mike-quigley-hes-under-radar-and.html

Keep this beauty on the radar screen!

11/29/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing how if a white politician would have made those remarks about a black politician, the county building would have been stormed and held under sieze until the white politician resigned his post. Just amazing, the double standard..

11/29/2007 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Beavers ; He is in a Class with Palmer , Pincham , Mitchell , Sharpton and any other Black racist on this planet. None of them like Whitey .

11/29/2007 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bill Beavers is a former police officer. His assignment was being the bodyguard for the City Treasurer. That is not being a police officer but rather being a political hack in-training.

The sooner he loses all of his jobs the better off we all will be.

Vote for Sandi Jackson for committeeman in February.

11/29/2007 06:00:00 AM

BEAVERS WAS IS A POLITCAL HACK, HE WAS A SHORT TIME OFFICER WITH A 3RD GRADE EDUCATION! FUCK BEAVERS HE HAS PUT ALL HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON THE COUNTY PAYROLL,CREATED MADE UP JOBS WTF?

11/29/2007 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beavers had big nutz, his daughter would be an alderman not Mz. Jackson!

11/29/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bunch of no brain, no class, wanna be politicians.

11/29/2007 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't continually pulling the race card akin to the "boy who cried wolf"? Every time beavers doesn't get his way it's because he's black and whitey sucks. Clearly, no one is buying it anymore. Instead, all the public sees is a county board that resembles a playground rather than a government. I'm curious to know what caused Gorman to go apeshit on Periaca. There is something definitely swarthy about that guy - I think the public needs to know ASAP before the state's attorney election.

On a side note..."the hog with big nuts"? Hmmm, has anyone ever heard a black man refer to his junk as much as beavers refers to his? Methinks he's packin' a little guy in those oh-so-stylish trousers...

11/29/2007 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT'S JOHN'S SHIT

11/29/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for Sandi Jackson for committeeman in February.

11/29/2007 06:00:00 AM
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HHHHHAAAAA. YOU MEAN VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO INVENTED THE RACE CARD???????? JESSE, JESSE JR AND WANNABE HILARY SANDI JACKSON........ NO WAY SIR... TAKE YOUR POLICTICAL PROPAGANDA OUT OF HERE. GOD MY BELLY HURTS FROM LAUGHING........ SCREW ALL THESE RACIST PEOPLE. AL SHARPTON, THE JACKSON'S, BEAVERS, ALL THESE MILITANT LEADERS/REV. MINISTERS ETC. ETC. THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL ANYBODY WHO IS NOT BLACK, OR WHO DOES NOT SUPPORT THEIR BS, RACIST. THINK AGAIN, THESE ARE THE BIGOTS.

11/29/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When board member Liz Gorman uses words like "loser" and "pathetic, pathological lair" it sounds like she is describing her husband, not Peraica. Jerry Gorman is Liz Gormans husband. He's a slimy businessman who has been investigated by, and had trouble with, the IRS and Better Business Bureau. After he ran a Dodge dealership into the ground a few years ago, he cried racism. Said Dodge discriminated against his black customers and would not approve car loans for them. He filed a 100 million dollar suit in federal court against Dodge. They claimed it was his mismanagement and the shady financing practices he used to get people car loans that caused the failure of the dealership. They counter sued for money owed to them for vehicles delivered to his dealership that had not been paid for yet. About a year ago a federal judge threw out Jerry Gorman's suit against Dodge "with prejudice". I am no lawyer but I think that means the judge did not believe a word Gorman said and basically bitch slapped him publicy. Although she is listed as a republican, Liz Gorman is from the same parish in the 19th Ward as Ginger Rugai. She did the bidding of the 19th ward for years in her early political life. She nows lives in the suburbs as a republican, but she is Chicago democrate through and through.

11/29/2007 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More comedy capers b y the Hog who's a Big Nut!

11/29/2007 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a phone call, at home, a few nights ago, and it showed private number on the caller id. Woman caller said she was taking a poll, snd she nsmed some survey company she worked for. She wanted to know if I was going to vote in the Democratic primary in Febuary. I gave her a earful about Cook County and Chicago, and told her there was NO way I'd ever vote for a Democratic candidate again. She said she's being hearing that a lot.
Do you think the DNC is worried about the ripple effect from all the bullshit going on here?

11/29/2007 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey turnkey, go make me a sandwhich. What do we need cook county police for? Privitize the jails, give me a refund.

11/29/2007 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm tired of the race card!

It is old in this day and age!

These guys are perfect examples that they got all the breaks and opportunities afforded to them and they still play the race garbage!

The reality is they are incompetent and stupid and should not hold any office! This statment has nothing to do with the color of ones skin!

Stupid is, Stupid does!

11/29/2007 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*****
*****
Well for all the race card shit eating goofs, there must be a GOD!! We have a new police Sup.
He's WHITE. IN YOUR FACE!!

BY BY STARKS

11/29/2007 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I missing something? John Stroger was the Chairman for years, and didn't always get his way. How is it that when the Todster doesn't get his way, it's because he's black.

11/29/2007 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beavers you are the most pathetic person in politics. Daley is the "hog with the big nuts" so go "fancy" them, and have a cigarette to boot..you jagbag.

11/29/2007 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
PLEASE, don't paint all county employees with the same paint brush!

As a County Police Sergeant, I assure you that I am apalled by this activity. I got on the job when we didn't need to work as a jailer. Came in right from the street into the academy. My "political" record is clean. I havent paid one thin dime to any politician or bought a single fundraiser ticket. Never will either.

Our morale as an agency is slowly eroded each and every year or budget cycle. It is depressing to have these "commissioncreatures" motherfuck us; view us as expendable, and have little or no knowledge of what we do, how we do it or why we do what we do.

Really makes us want to give our all for ten hours a day to the citizenry when we have no useful support from our Sheriff (basically a trial lawyer with a bad haircut!)and this fucked up county board. In my 32 years, I have never seen it this bad. So sad.

How did we go from having a surplus every year to being millions in the hole? Well, there is more than one answer here... Look at the leadership, and look at the hospital. Do you see the common denominator here?

Anyone who wants to flame me? Go fuck off.

Signed,
Concerned County Police Sergeant
AFSCME Local 3953

11/29/2007 06:31:00 AM"


___________________________________

Not to flame but every single one of you guys is a "meritorious" promotion. From hiring to promotion, your test score matters not. The Sheriff picks and chooses whomever he wants to promote just like he chooses who he wants to hire.

As long as you manage to pass the test and get certified by the merit board, you can call your guy/gal and you get hired or promoted right up the ranks including sergeant.

So sarge, you are part of the institution.

11/29/2007 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarge, calm down before you get a coronary. Why the hostility?

11/29/2007 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more thing Sarge. What do you guys do?

11/29/2007 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAVE NO DOUBT, VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT

11/29/2007 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beavers, Sharpton, and the other Rev's remind me of the boy who cried wolf in the Aseop Fable.

Everyone is sick of hearing the old phony race card. When an actual race issues comes along, no one will listen. It's getting old and disgusting even to some blacks.

I agree, vote for Sandi Jackson and dump Beavers ass out of politics.

11/29/2007 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous irishsgt said...

As a sergeant at the jail I am incredably disheartened by the ongoing mess of county government. We make due with little or no equipment, horrible working conditions and NO support from our bosses. That the morale of my Officers remains high continually amazes me. They demand 900 million form the taxpayers, but very little of it will be seen by the rank and file employees, however I'll bet we hire a few more politicians relatives.

11/29/2007 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Bill "Big Nuts" Beavers isn't worth the BBQ sauce left on my shirt. Big piece of shit. If he ever met a real man he'd shit his pants. Old fool, period stop. Just another loud mouth "I works every day office" southside fool.

11/29/2007 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is right the the county would not have these problems if he was white... bc it would be run right

11/29/2007 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have voted for Claypool in primary! I wish I could turn back the clock and change my vote! Very concerned 8th Ward voter. I hope Claypool decides to run again. He will get my vote and most of my family.

11/29/2007 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to flame but every single one of you guys is a "meritorious" promotion. From hiring to promotion, your test score matters not. The Sheriff picks and chooses whomever he wants to promote just like he chooses who he wants to hire.


In 1975 Elrod didn't know me from Adam. I was working at IBM at the time when I took the test as a "dare" from my brother in law. I met him in our interview and again at my graduation. I don't know; musta been my crewcut and great smile that got me over the top.
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As long as you manage to pass the test and get certified by the merit board, you can call your guy/gal and you get hired or promoted right up the ranks including sergeant.

Same deal with O'Grady.... He is a north sider, I lived in Elmhurst at the time. Couldn't tell you why he took me. I am grateful that he did though. Our merit system currently certifies through Lieutenant. We have no more Captains or Majors. After Lt. you go exempt.

I called no one except my mother who was alive at the time to tell her I got promoted.
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So sarge, you are part of the institution.

I respectfully beg to differ. I just cant understand why we ALL are viewed as political hacks. I work everyday. I am maxed out on my medical time. I have 8-9 awards and one unsustained IAD beef in 32 years. I saved a few people, I shot a guy once (we used to have M1 carbines in the tac unit, cool weapon!, god I miss it)

So where is it that I am part of this system you speak of?
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Anonymous said...
Sarge, calm down before you get a coronary. Why the hostility?

I am not hostile at you sir. I am hostile and downright angry about being lumped into a class of employees that I hate. Mr. Dart and Mr. Stroger get their full money's worth for the salary that I am paid. I could be retired on duty, but I am still in the game, looking out for my guys, and getting the job done. Many people can be a supervisor. My crew calls me a BOSS. I am grateful for this. Moreover, I am honored to lead such a fine group of policemen. My people deserve my leadership and god damnit I am going to give it to them. A good boss never lets a good officer get into trouble. My people come to work, do the job, have a little fun and go home everyday at the end of their tour safe and sound. I don't have too many rules but this one is not subject to deviation. I take care of my guys.
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Anonymous said...
One more thing Sarge. What do you guys do?

I don't want to load up the blog with something you can grab off of the web. http www.ccspd.org

This will give you some indicia of what we do. Check it out.


Good day sir.

Concerned County Police Sergeant
AFSCME Local 3953

11/29/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question for Mr. Stroger- can he speak for himself,we don't need his girlfriend throwing a temper tantrum and talking about his "BIG HOG NUTS".Needle dick bug fucker go get a life,if it was'nt for him being a political hack he would be standing on the Congress Pkwy exit ramp at western with a cardboard sign that would read" KAN YUOSE HELPH A BROTHA OUT WIT SUM MONEY". I'm a blackman who is sick and tired of these do nothingn black pols and Rent-A-Revs. who only come around when a black crook gets caught breaking the laws of county/state. Please stop playing the race card when you can't have your way,you sound like a whiney-assed bitch dog in heat (sorry did not mean to insult dogs in heat).

11/29/2007 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandy Jackson will run for Mayor in 2011 and get elected by a landslide

11/29/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HIBBITY JIBBITY!

11/29/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Ex-CO turned CPD said...

Sarge if you think any job in the Sheriff's department other than C.O. isn't a juice job then you are in denial. And there has never been anything elite about the Sheriff's Police. You can swear up and down that you were just qualified and picked by Elrod and that's all fine but the guys that made the brown made it there for one reason and that was pure CLOUT.

There's never been anything elite about the CCSPD and the only ones who don't know that seem to be you guys.

11/30/2007 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/29/2007 08:27:00 AM

Once again a poster who has no clue of the "Urban Jungle" that unincorporated Cook County has become. Come out for a ride along in ANY of the areas CCSPD patrols and you wouldn't get out of the car pussy! The area has decreased while the population has increased. Furthermore, run the average subject and find LKA of Chicago high crime narcotics areas. Thanks to stutterfuck Daley and Cline, the shitheads are claiming this unchartered water as the new "hood".

11/30/2007 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/29/2007 07:28:00 PM

Regarding your post, the only thing high on your deck are the officers, not the morale. Keep bringing in the creatine, the cellphones, the GUNS, and whatever else the GD C/O's get paid to walk through!!!

11/30/2007 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day sir.

Concerned County Police Sergeant
AFSCME Local 3953

11/29/2007 09:36:00 PM

Great comeback BOSS!

11/30/2007 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ex-CO turned CPD said...

You make it sound like you liked women but decided that men were for you!

11/30/2007 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/30/2007 12:04:00 AM

Hey ex-CO!
If you had a chinaman back at the jail, you would be out with us in the brown.
Don't deny it!

11/30/2007 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive got news for all of you CPD throwing stones...look around...you are not the cream of the crop.

11/30/2007 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need the County for the jail, criminal justice sytem, civil justice system, abused and neglected children, and real estate matters. If it weren't for the County, what would you guys do with the mopes you arrest? Besides summary execution or street justice. Basically, the County exists because people do not accept personal responisibility for their actions. However, the wealthy elite use the County's facilities (probate, Law and Muni, and Chancery) for their disputes. Whether you like it or not, the County is critcal for you to do your jobs as police officers. I think the solution is to divide the County into smaller manageable counties. There was once a proposal for a new Lincoln County to crafted from the existing Southern half of Cook Count.

11/30/2007 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to point out---Beavers says that Stroger is not getting his budget passed because he's a black man. Well, what about the fact that Stroger is the head of Cook County government? You can't have one without acknowledging the other. Or does Beavers think that everyone is as stupid as he is?

As a taxpayer, my government is completely embarassing. A High school student council has more maturity and class.

11/30/2007 11:31:00 PM  

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