Sunday, December 16, 2007

History Repeats

Who saw this one coming? (ok, ok, put your hands down... we all saw this one a mile away)
  • In 1975, Mayor Richard J. Daley quoted his mother as he unapologetically defended his decision to give $1 million in city insurance business to an Evanston firm that included his son.
  • Thirty-two years later, Richard M. Daley is struggling to come to grips with a similar conflict involving his son and city business. Only this time, the mayor is not defending it and claims to have had no involvement in or prior knowledge of the deal.
For a notorious micro-manager, the mayor sure misses a lot of the finer details concerning city contracting and friends, relatives, and political contributors being closely involved in making thousands, even millions, of dollars.

And as a wag pointed out in the comments section, since the Department of Ethics has been having the Police Department hand out one and two day suspensions for simply being late in filing ethics disclosures, what would be the penalty to the mayor and his son for failing to file and reveal these conflicts?

Perhaps a bit of a refund is in order?

Along with a monetary penalty to make sure that this never ever happens again in the City of Chicago. Hahahahahahahahaha.

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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

some good questions...what does the mayor's ethics statement say?...is he still saying, "I have no idea, I know nothing"...is anyone investigating the ethics statements, i.e., looking into the truth of statements made therein, or absence thereof, concerning city insurance business....hello, feds? can you help a brother out here?.....

12/15/2007 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck I was late last year. Cost me $20 for a late fee. Called FOP- was told I should have filed the Ethics Statement on time.

I love the way you have to disclose all real estate holdings also. LOL as fewer and fewer of us are able to own a home

12/15/2007 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And by the way, SCC, has anyone in the PRESS asked the Mayor if he has taken the prescribed two day unpaid furlo this year, the one he levied on every city mgr. who makes more than $75,000.00 a year?
And will "Jody" have to leave a considerable sum behind two days out of the year, like we all did?
Inquiring minds definitely want to fucking know!!!! Has Kass or Main asked the Mayor about this yet? Will any of the press get a straight answer, or even have the balls to put it to the short man?

12/15/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,silly,um silly.

12/15/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let my simple mind understand this bullshit! Daley reviews all contracts but he never signed this one. press sect idiot jackie heard states "Everyone signs his name and he does not look at all of them"! HMM Honey heard this is called forgery and on the mayors part total lack of control! Are you shitting us? he knows nothing again? Sgt Schultz from the old Hogan's heros tv show the mayor needs an indictment and soon! laski has stated he has 4 chapters in his soon to be published book about daley cannot wait for all the daleyites that told laski daleys secrets!

12/15/2007 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from thta scumtimes art:

"
The sewer deal also included the mayor's nephew Robert Vanecko. Sun-Times reporter Tim Novak previously had disclosed that Vanecko got $63 million in city pension funds to invest in a risky real estate venture that involves CHA redevelopment deals.
"

GREAT! so our pension gives the mayor's nephew millions of OUR money to rebuild projects for the ghetto assholes that put CRs on us and try to get us fired for doing what we were hired to do!

I want to puke.

12/15/2007 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, but the "Old Man"'s theory was to steal just a little bit.....

12/16/2007 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey sgt I know your clout's secret.

12/16/2007 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does daley have any idea what is going on in this city?? He sure never seems to recall this or have any knowledge of that. Hey mayor, remember that $50 million dollars you said you would give me?? You probably don't remember but you did say it, I'll stop by later for my check.

12/16/2007 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like stated before has he taken unpaid furlough days? Maybe his detail should also after all they follow in the kings shadow even when they retrieve his movies or milk! Maybe Jody should hire people at less pay to be daleys private errand boys!

12/16/2007 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Snicker Biz said...

The mayor is not defending it (his son's involvement), and claims to have had no involvement in or prior knowledge of the deal.

Well....maybe he shouldn't be mayor!

As an aside: With regards to Vanecko and $63 million of our pension monies. Who on the Pension Board authorized the monies to be given to these people? What other deals have been made and authorized by whom?

Should an independent audit be called for? Is there any legal recourse to recover the monies?

Should there be a recall of Pension Board Officers????? Is there anybody out there listening to this?

12/16/2007 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the new Supe is shaking his head wondering WTF he got himself into?????????????????

12/16/2007 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DemocRAT= THIEFS & Socialists = DemocRAT, plain and simple

12/16/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is S*** on every floor in the Daley administration house and the mayor is the only one that doesn't smell it. Either the cold weather the violence or the political corruption/inside deals will drive me out of this city.

12/16/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soooooo...why doesn't the mayor say they'll return the money or donate it to a charity...? lol, ok even I know this is a rhetorical question. Can you imagine if we did this could we say, oops, didn't know about it. and shame on Roe Conn on WLS for supporting this.

12/16/2007 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...And will "Jody" have to leave a considerable sum behind two days out of the year, like we all did?..."

We did? In my 21yrs on the job I've never had to give up any days. What are you talking about?

12/16/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

I DIDNT KNOW THAT IF I ONLY OWNED 5 PERCENT OF A BUSINESS WORKING FOR THE CITY I DIDNT HAVE TO REPORT IT.

I MUST HAVE MISSED THAT ON THE ETHICS TEST.

MAY BE WE CAN HAVE A DO OVER LIKE ALL
THOSE CLOUT HACK LT'S ON THEIR EXAM.

I GUESS THE NEXT TIME EVERYONE FILLS OUT THE FORM JUST DONT ASK YOU WIVES ABOUT THEIR MONEY OR THE LIQUOR STORES THEY OWN OR THE GIFTS THEY RECEIVE FROM PEOPLE YOU KNOW OR THE FAT ENVELOPES STUFFED IN YOUR MAIL BOX WITHOUT AN ADDRESS.

THE ANSWER ON THE TEST WILL BE I DIDNT KNOW. SHE FILES MY TAXES AND RIGHTS MY CHECKS.

12/16/2007 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who do they think they're kidding? You mean to tell me that the son of the Mayor of a major city is going to do business with said city and not mention it to his father over dinner or a drink?

It's so ridiculous. All the politicians are in a state of denial over ANYthing they do so they become richer and richer and they actually think nobody is going to notice how stupid their responses or excuses are.

What a bunch of jagoffs. They all deserve to be in prison.

12/16/2007 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FBI????

12/16/2007 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why can't the Feds catch these Chity Hall politicians by the truckload in stead of sometimes only one or 2 at a time. Or perhaps they don't want to? Hmmm.

12/16/2007 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is the only person in the city that know nothing about nothing.

The kid joined the Army to hide out. All the scandals were breaking that year. He also had other problems he was running from.
Let's take a poll. How many other 29 year olds that graduate from the U of C with a MBA and ticket to invest in companies or get any job they want enlists in the armed services while there is a war going on and their father/mother is a prominent politician? Answer anyone? the answer is none. None except the kid that is running to hide from the law and illegal activity. It will be interesting to see if anything happens to the kid. I doubt it. Daley will make sure of that. Can't have his son go to jail or band from city business contracts. Funny how after the kid makes his money and isn't reported as 5% owner of a company doing business with the city, the city counsel changes the law to a higher % rate. Now 5% falls under the radar. The city that works, you got to love it.

Sam Bass

12/17/2007 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can da mayor please go on the lie box 'cause I think he's lying (again). I/F

12/17/2007 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that they just "wired-Up' some bathrooms in city hall? Watch what you say before you take the dump.

12/17/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are we suppose to feel better.when yiu cry after stealing from us.you have to admit dick this is hard to swallow.

12/18/2007 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Snicker Biz said...

You guys are just so negative. Why isn't anybody caling the "G"?

12/18/2007 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor goes to communion. I wonder if he lies in the confessional?

12/18/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The main reason Patrick went into the army, he beat the shit out of daddy. Family brawls at the mayor's house are a little known fact of his screwed up life.

12/19/2007 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morals, ethics? What are they? To be a cadet at West Point you must follow the honor code. If you don't have morals or ethics you have to leave. Could it be Patrick was kicked out for cheating.

12/20/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story got 2 minutes of television coverage. Why do you think that was? This story was suppose to break a 18 months ago. Just another cover up.

12/23/2007 08:40:00 AM  

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