Friday, December 28, 2007

Ever Closer

  • A federal investigation is now underway over a city sewer contract that involved the son of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

    [...] A tearful Mayor Daley, responding to reports of his son, Patrick, and nephew Robert Vanecko's investment in a sewer company that did business with the city said, "I hope those people understand that Patrick is a very good son. I love him, and Maggie and I are very proud of him. I hope you respect I have nothing more to say on this."

    Now, a former city sewer worker says the FBI wants to know more about those deals, and, through his attorney, asked to interview him.
So close. Come on Mr. Fitzgerald. The pieces have to almost be completely in place to bring down the whole corrupt system. What are you guys waiting for? Finish him!

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but who do you think we'll get instead? Wallace Bradley? Jesse Jr.? Any one of a thousand store front reverends?

Uh...no thanks. I'll stick with the Devil we know.

Our best bet, Miriam Santos, got thrown under the bus a long time ago because she was the only REAL contender for the "throne", and don't kid yourself, it most certainly is a throne in this City!

12/28/2007 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Sabian said...

Maybe Fitz knows that Daley in office won't be as bad as the alternative. Look as far as Stroger for an idea of what things COULD be like. Really now, who is gonna step up and make things better?.....NONE OF THEM. Have we been sipping some Kool Aid from XMAS?..............

12/28/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be the greatest if the Mayor got flushed from office from a sewer connection! How just would that be!

Now it will be said that Dog the Bounty Hunter and the Mayor of Chicago both lost their gigs due to their sons!

12/28/2007 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah mister daley.. im sure he was a good son and it really feels bad when people single him out and f with him doesnt it... now you know how alot of coppers families feel when you single them out and sandbag them... welcome to the club of sleepless nights and constant worrying.

12/28/2007 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath. There has got to be a reason why the feds won't do anything. could it be that Daley is a democrat and still generates a lot of votes [there is an election coming up]? Or maybe Fitz and Daley are just a bunch of cronies from the old sod, and everything is reletive.

12/28/2007 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous not all that hard to figure out said...

The feds won't do shit until after the presidential primaries.

The Republicans have to wait to see who they'll be running and who the Democrats will be running.

Then, they'll have to figure out which reality benefits them the most, Daley indicted or Daley left alone.

My guess is that they're hoping Daley will succeed in getting Obama the nomination, then they can play the race card nationally against him.

If Clinton wins the primary, then they'll drop the hammer on Daley, and likely Blogo too, hoping this will be enough to give them an edge in Illinois.

Timing is everything.

12/28/2007 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger papa smurf said...

is george ryans attorney going to represent the young lad when he gets the bad news. hope his batting average has gone up by then. richie was sweating so bad that day when this broke i thought he was having a grabber. i wonder if patrick likes shit on a shingle and oatmeal every day.

12/28/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Mr Mayor...I dont feel a bit sorry for you or your son!!

12/28/2007 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the problem with race based thiking. A lot of whites have a problem with anything but a white face, even one as corrupt as Daley's sitting on the fifth floor of city hall. Daley is the most corrupt mayor this city has had period. But a lot of white racists would prefer an inept corrupt white mayor as opposed to a competent black mayor for Chicago.
Daley could'nt wipe Harold Washington's or even Eugene Sawyer's butts.
By the way, Ald Ed Smith is running for Cook County Recorder of Deeds. Smith is an avowed police hater. Vote No for this son of .......keep him in his ghetto west side ward where he belongs. Even though the recorder's office is largely lame and BS, why should that police hating ass get any better the what he's got?
Vote NO-Ed SMITH for Recorder of Deeds

12/28/2007 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Wish I Was Nicer said...

I think that's WHY Miriam Santos got thrown under the bus. She was becoming just a little too popular.

12/28/2007 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My baby didn't do it he in the army, you just puttin a case on him cause he white.

12/28/2007 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Daley wanted to help his son with his own money, who would give a shit?

This is public money. He has the obligation to use the best people at the best price.

That's the saddest thing. Those of us who are on the public payroll understand, but the normal citizen has to be frustrated.

12/28/2007 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to our pain yer honor, this is just a little taste of how we feel... except we are making snap decisions that you and your cronies have days to pick over at leisure... this is kinda how we feel when one of us is thrown under the bus for your comfort and convenience. after all, they're just coppers... fuck 'em, if they don't like it they can quit.

isn't that your standard response? you weak and pathetic little man. more police officers have suffered sleepness nights with your hateful, dishonest and unfair treatment than under any other mayor except perhaps your father. just leave already, go. oh, you're too power mad and drunk on your so called legacy to do that.

i'll tell you exactly what your legacy is, it is a pile of bones and a grinning skull decaying in a crypt... that is where all your money, power and connections will take you. you're nothing more than the clueless, scared little brat everyone was forced to be nice to because of daddy. hmmm, you daleys have that to a science now it seems.

i for one am glad there was perhaps a copper or two on your old man's detail that boxed your ears or put a foot in your ass or even whispered in your ear how they would love to put a foot in your ass... my my, l'il man are we ever vindictive. guess you never got over yourself, it shows in your shabby treatment of the men & women who answer the call when the devil shows up at the door.

you had the good citizens of this city fooled for a very long time but now a poor meager few are starting to ask questions. the same questions we've asked for years. you see, that's the problem with cops, we tend to pick the devil out of whatever crowd he's trying to hide in. we sound the alert but the kool aid is too strong and the sheeple are contentedly grazing away.

be a man, answer the questions. a police officer is never afforded the luxury of respectful consideration by the media. we are chased, followed, hounded and laid bare for the world to see and it's ok. you get to beg off on "respect our privacy." oh sorry, i forget. we're mere public servants and you're the mayor for life who makes the rules as they suit you.

oh well, i leave you to congratulate yourself on embracing your grinning, decayed legacy. this city deserves so much better that you and your power drunk, greedy ilk.

many apologies SCC, just really pissed off and tired of being shit on by the city and so called citizens. here's to the gnome having a grabber but living long enough to tell it & name names. really tired of p.o.'s being in the news like we have. Happy Holidays to the CPD family.

12/28/2007 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley thorows everyone of his corrupt friends under the bus he even dumped mary gyrion his first cousin under the wheels! daley needs to go to prison and soon, he is flying all over the world with his bullshit olympic ideas, another idea to get his friends more work, and to fill his pockets with even more free $$$$$. maybe walsh construction needs more jets compliments of daley which is really compliments of us the people who pay the high taxes!

12/28/2007 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

walsh and hennigan are sure gonna miss him !

12/28/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miriam Santos is a hot mama!

12/28/2007 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am white and retired. Jane was obviously the best to the Police but Eugene and Harold were far better than this goof.

12/28/2007 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TERM LIMITS!

12/28/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Mr. Mayor,it has come full circle now.

All the years of covering up juniors shit has come to roost.

Did you really think you were doing your son a favor when you always covered up his numerous transgressions i.e. high school screw ups, the Michigan incident, and all his bullshit police have had to tolerate because your asshole kid can't hold his liquor.

Then, with all this you have known for years, you have the gall to ask the good citizens of Chicago, where THEY are at when there kids screw up.

You sir are hands up winner of "ASSHAT" of year and, quite possibly of the decade.

12/28/2007 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley threw santos because she stood up to king idiot, when he treid years ago to take our pension money and use it for his use! Who is standing up now? the treasurer no one knows her name with the fleet of D-3 police guards stands up for nothing! She is just a sheep daley put in, like the city clerk who were told "to do what your told and keep your mouth shut"! They sit on pension boards but then they gave "our" money away to daleys kid and the moron vanecko! As of matter of fact why does the treasuer,eddie burke, have a fleet of cars and drivrs? The city clerk at least stated "I can drive myself, I do not need valets, police are better off on the streets"! Maybe Jody will step up and change this waste of resources! Must be nice to wrok 12 days a month as servants!

12/28/2007 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when is Daley leaving town? He usually takes a vacation out of the country when the heat is on.

12/28/2007 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*****
*****
I hope the feds bury this corrupt city government. Like we really needed somebody making money inspecting sewers. I thought we have streets & sanitation to do that. Do we have a sewer department? Do they work? do our taxes pay for those services. Last time I checked, my tax bill pays for sewers.

12/28/2007 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose that Daley didn't know that his, beloved good boy, son tore up the lawn of a certain NW college and was brought home by a certain lieutenant and that that lieutenant was rewarded and made a commander.

How can Daley say he doesn't know nothing about anything when running this city, but expects everyone else to know something about everything that is going on in their departments or with their employees.

Daley is a crook and so his is kid and extended family. Let's see, do business with the city buy insurance from a Daley.

The shit don't fall far from the asshole.

First tell the kid to join the Army, that he left West Point years before, in order to escape the scrutiny on the quick backroom deal with the sewer contract. Now finally have the kid, and his unit, shipped overseas so he can't answer any questions about the contract since it came to light. What's next put the kid in space so he can't go to prison?

The next time I get the ethic statement I'm going to put down that I don't know what my wife does as far as city contracts because she is an adult and I have no control over her and her business dealings. If it works for Daley it has got to work for me. Maybe we should all do that?

Daley is our example and we should all follow his lead on his lack of knowledge or poor judgment excuses. When is the last time Daley filled out an ethics statement or does he have someone do that for him and sign his name too?

Sam Bass

12/28/2007 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANYONE else but the Daleys would have been in Prison DECADES ago. Enforce the law impartially FEDS, or don't blame others when they follow suit after seeing a highly corrupt person or persons getting away with lawbreaking time after time, due to political favoritism. This is NOT what our country is founded on, nor what our U.S. Soldiers have fought wars and died for.

12/28/2007 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous grimreaper said...

since when do personnel in law enforcement get to pick and choose who gets chargd with crimes and who doesn't due to politics, political climate, etc?
CROOK-a-go / CROOK-County,Incredible.

12/28/2007 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lots of points to get by helping the King and falling on your sword, Sorich / Hanheart (sp?) style

12/28/2007 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds will clear junior and never even think about touching the almighty daley himself. Not even the federal government has the balls to touch the teflon family.

12/28/2007 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/28/2007 01:49:00 AM has a good point.

Every bad thing you could say about Todd Stroger, you could also say about Richie Daley.

But we hear a lot more about Stroger than Daley from white folks, don't we?

I DON'T mean you, SCC. You are even-handedly hard on the both of them.

12/28/2007 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I TOLD YOU IT WAS COMING!

12/28/2007 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayors son has deployed to a combat wearing the uniform of the US Army. That is worthy of our respect

12/28/2007 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the problem with race based thiking. A lot of whites have a problem with anything but a white face, even one as corrupt as Daley's sitting on the fifth floor of city hall. Daley is the most corrupt mayor this city has had period. But a lot of white racists would prefer an inept corrupt white omayor as opposed to a competent black mayor for Chicago.
Daley could'nt wipe Harold Washington's or even Eugene Sawyer's butts.
By the way, Ald Ed Smith is running for Cook County Recorder of Deeds. Smith is an avowed police hater. Vote No for this son of .......keep him in his ghetto west side ward where he belongs. Even though the recorder's office is largely lame and BS, why should that police hating ass get any better the what he's got?
Vote NO-Ed SMITH for Recorder of Deeds

12/28/2007 01:49:00 AM

Sounds to me like you have a big problem with the race issue friend. I didn't notice anything about a Hispanic or Asian mayor. Fact is you seem to be echoing "Big Nuts" Beaver's recent comment about it being "our turn to run things". You want a black mayor, get the black, Hispanic and white communities to elect one.

In the last election Daley got 71.05% of the vote and the black candidates got the other 29.5%. He took 2561 precincts out of 2605 in the city with just over 50% of the black vote supporting him. 34% of the registered voters in Chicago showed up (456765).

Maybe instead of bitching about Daley and the system you should get off your ass and try getting active in politics...you'd be amazed at how much you can accomplish.

12/28/2007 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't anyone been paying attention?

Fitzgerald has been testifying at a hearing of a U.S. Marshal last week and may have committed perjury......next month will be interesting for him and of course the news has not covered that.

12/28/2007 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Dont Vote For BK said...

I hate politics and race baiting. I do like Biggy,Tupac and Snoop though.I ran for office once, but it appeared people didn't like me. I guess I'm stuck being the P O L I C E and shit. It was a good day,nobody cast a vote for BK.

12/28/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the shit don't fall far from the asshole"
i spit my beer all over the keyboard !

12/28/2007 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous 82nd airborne vet said...

6:38 PM

No one can dispute that the 82nd Airborne, the All-American Division, is the pride of the U.S. Army.

You merely assume that Daley's son is in harm's way. He is NOT in a combat zone in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

As a proud former member of the 82nd Airborne that served in combat, that does not command my respect.

To reduce it to CPD terms, it's like he's assigned to 007 or 011. Then you learn that he spends all his time sitting next to the district secretary shuffling papers.

12/28/2007 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe instead of bitching about Daley and the system you should get off your ass and try getting active in politics...you'd be amazed at how much you can accomplish.

12/28/2007 07:43:00 PM"

34% of the Electorate? Yeah, that's a real mandate.
I should go into Politics, What precludes me from doing so is 2 things,1)I still have my integrity&honesty intact.&
2)Not up to selling my Soul to the Devil in order to achieve Political gain with Organized Crime& the other bottom feeders associated w/the Chicago Political Scene...

12/28/2007 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Daley, if you don't like the heat, you can just quit. Or stay till you get sent to Club Fed.

12/29/2007 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal takeover of all major city departments is now proven for sure to be necessary to even begin to have honest government in Crookago and Crook County. It is long overdue. The Feds have taken over things for much less nonsense than this constant corruption.

12/29/2007 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DALEY'S IRISH, FITZGERALD'S IRISH THEY ARE FRIENDS. ITS ALL A CLICK AND SOMEBODY IS GOT TO BREAK IT. ALL THE PLAYERS ARE AT ALL THE FUNDRAISERS AND RETIREMENT PARTIES!

12/29/2007 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor only wants the olympics so he can hang around the mens locker room at shower time.

12/29/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solve the problem.

HAVE NO DOUBT, VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT

Just Do It.

12/29/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about every time the Daleys& Co. do something illegal we all do the same thing and use as our defence, well, the City Politicians can do it, and it's not illegal, so why can't we?

12/29/2007 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will be done until after the olympics city is chosen. The US stands to make too much money to jeopardize it.

12/29/2007 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stand up, Hook up, shuffle to the door.
That's the sound Patrick is going to hear from his jailer @ the MCC.
Think the Corrections Staff will allow him to blouse his orange jumpsuit around his leg irons?

When you're on the run,
Join the Army of One!

12/29/2007 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW DUMB DOES THE MAYOR THINK WE ARE? THE MAYOR IS A TRAINED LAWYER, FORMER STATES ATTORNEY & THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICIAN IN CHICAGO. HOW CAN THE MAYOR SIGN HIS NAME TO A CONTRACT AND NOT RECOGNIZE HIS SON & NEPHEW'S NAME ON THAT SAME CONTRACT. WHO CUT A DEAL? WHERE ARE THE FEDS?? WHERE OH WHERE ARE THEY???

12/29/2007 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Fitz!!!!

Do like the pirates did, take the evil weevil, his kid and all the rest of his long standing criminal empire...sew them up in a sail & some lead weights and kick the squirming bag of shit overboard... problem solved!

12/31/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick Daley if found guilty should be dishonorably discharged from military service. End the Daley dynasty they are all thieves of one kind or another!

1/03/2008 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miriam Santos got thrown under the bus by Daley when she would not let some of the Mayor Daley's pals rob the City of Chicago Pension Funds.

1/04/2008 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im starting to think this city aint on the up and up.

1/06/2008 06:34:00 AM  

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