Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Documented Waste?

Interesting article coming up according to a reader:
  • Waste!!!!could we have a posting on the new (Cook County Magazine)!!

    You have to hear about this one!!!

    Stroger pays an incompetent shithead ...must be a friend of the family!! $24,999 to start a magazine that is postive about his administration.

    First off if he gave $25,000 he would need County board approval, so he stays under by $1

    Then the shithead he gave all the money to puts out a magazine (5000 copies) full of grammatical errors, and incomplete sentences..

    Ebonics at its finest...

    So none will be distributed..

    This is why we have the highest tax rate in the fuc%in country..
    Idiots running shit ...

    This is all documented in the Sunday Scumtimes!

    Stroger spokeman Mullins says he will not distribute them and need a way to get rid of them!!

    I'll take them asshat...Then I'll run for County board president with some more ammo against this piece of SHIT
Might the media horde be finally catching on and doing their jobs? If this is written by Fran Speilman, we'll just write it off as Daley weakening Stroger a bit more and kicking Beavers in the teeth. We'll have to see.

UPDATE: As pointed out by numerous readers, this was published this past Sunday. Since we canceled all our newspaper subscriptions, we miss some of the funnier stories here and there. Small price to pay as we watch the Times and Tribune circle the drain into oblivion. Plus, we can pretend to care about the environment as we size up the living room for another polar bearskin rug.

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101 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not funny anymore,we need to impeach the WHOLE COUNTY BOARD.Couldn't we declare a state of emergency and turn the board over to an independant body to run the day-to-day operations.

7/30/2008 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagoclout.com/weblog/archives/2008/06/watch_this_video_by_frank_avil.html

here is a show on City corruption/Da MayorS corruption

7/30/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean, kicking Beavers in the balls, don't you?

7/30/2008 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it have a line printed it, "This magazine was writen, printed and distributed at taxpayer's expense."

Get all the copies you can and send them to places like Edison Park, Park Ridge....

7/30/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$25,000? That would pay almost three years of Catholic high school tuition. Hey Stroger, can you let me make your magazine? I have a desktop publishing program and I promise to use spell check. All it will cost me is paper and I could send the school a nice check. Unless, I did an online newsletter that would be FREE. But, wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.

7/30/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got to stop reading this blog first thing in the morning. It puts me in a really, really bad mood.

7/30/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone post the newsletter? I'd be interested in seeing how really fucking stupid this person is.

7/30/2008 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No big deal,it's only taxpayer money being spent. I am the King,you will not question me.

7/30/2008 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning UIUC Communication Professor Travis Dixon.

I believe your research is flawed and guises who are responsible for the majority of crimes committed in Chicago.

Why are you afraid to let people know the truth?

7/30/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE need to get a copy of this thing. It would be the torpedo to help sink stroger.

7/30/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't wait to move out of here...

7/30/2008 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're the morons who keep electing these scumbags.Nov 4th if you vote for OBAMA that is the message you just don't care,he's just part of their club.

7/30/2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Documented waste here I thought you were blogging about the caps program. Its gangster civilian employees and useless P.O's

7/30/2008 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger should talk to Meeks and see if he can get a FUTURE New Trier ghetto graduate to "writes how good Stroger is"

7/30/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Welch the Turd just spit up his kool aid (coffee is for closers) he thought your documented waste blog was all about him and his lowest clearance rate in the city.

7/30/2008 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you put a moron in office like Stroger,what would expect? He has his family,friends and John Daley. All he needs now is the boy governor blagojevich and for good luck Emile Jones. We are screwed.

7/30/2008 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous retired way west said...

They still lets us burn leaves and paper out here. Ship'em to me; Ive got a 55gal steel drum.............

7/30/2008 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I jiss gotsa ax you a qwershton?

7/30/2008 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC did you know that thye Mouthpiece who defends the Toddster, Eugene Mullins is a former CPD officer, dont know how or why he left the job but I worked with him in 006th District. Life must be good on the County Stroger dole.

7/30/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How in the fuck do the people of Cook County put up with this piece of shit . I'm so glad that I live in a far away state . I sit here and laugh at the antics that Todd puts you through . I also feel sorry that you can't get rid of this piece of shit. He needs to be impeached , NOW!

7/30/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching these County nitwits reminds me of the old TV series "Amos & Andy". As the Kingfish used to say, "I think I'll go down to the Lodge Hall & lay on the couch".

7/30/2008 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THREE MORE YEARS AND I WILL LIVING IN LAKE COUNTY (GRAYSLAKE,ILL). F-CKYOU, STROGER, DALEY AND JFED AND MRS JFED.

7/30/2008 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger talnik said...

Think of the carbon footprint! The trees! The waste disposal! The useless running of presses! Oh, the Humanity!
(Then again, he could just dump them in the Forest Preserve)

7/30/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--Chalkie was in 015. Man found set on fire. Is this Chalkie's way of saying "its going to be a hot one this weekend"?

7/30/2008 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh dat say uh dat when I say uh dat?

7/30/2008 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh for what its worth i just bought my gas just outside city limits.I didn't have to drive either. its my patriotic duty.

7/30/2008 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing. Apathy keeps them in power. And we all continue to pay.

7/30/2008 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Daley could learn a lot about handgun laws from this Georgia town. Mandatory gun ownership law. http://www.reuters.com/article/inDepthNews/idUSN1719257620070418?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

7/30/2008 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the media is starting to realize there's a larger market to appeal to who actually has money to spend on their advertisers, PEOPLE PISSED OFF AT THE WASTE AND CORRUPTION IN CHICAGO AND CROOK COUNTY.

7/30/2008 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like Stroger's version of Oprah magazine.

7/30/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds need to step in and take over this county. It's gotten way out of control even by Cook/Chicago political standards. when is it going to stop?

7/30/2008 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know bodie says you gottsa nos hows to spel or talcs

7/30/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd actually PAY for a copy of this. Can someone snag a few for me, I'll pay $5 a copy. It will be some fine entertainment.

7/30/2008 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Gold Doubloon to the first person who gets a copy.

7/30/2008 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wantz 2 intra duce the paid-tron saint of cook country:

St. Roger

Waz rong wiff dat.

7/30/2008 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was in the Scum-Times about two weeks ago come on SCC catch up with the news out here.

7/30/2008 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thieves are stealing this city/county blind! With so many scandals no one, not even the media can keep up with it. They probably catch 10% of all the scams going on daily (Daley) so why not take a chance. Go to AA or GA and repent! Only available to civilian workers! CPD make big headlines!

7/30/2008 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I write the police blotter?

7/30/2008 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny...didnt the black community all but demand this guy for the spot? wise move.

7/30/2008 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: You gotta love these bosses still encouraging us to be aggressive. I know I know it's for their numbers and their high paid spots. A few months back my old tact Lt. gave us a one hr speech about rule 14 violations, cameras being everywhere, fudging a little on paper etc. etc. Two days later the Lt. comes into role call and says to the teams working, "There's a Op. Just Cause on the vice lords. If you see any vice lords on the street tonight lock them up and I don't care if their holding a bible!" Two days ago this guy tells us to stay out of the water because there are sharks and you might get bit. The next day he tells us to swim in the water. The best part is he or any boss never goes near the water and if they do no one sees them! This is one of the many things that have killed this job! It's sure good to be on furlough! Stay safe guys!

7/30/2008 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see Rep. Bobby Rush on C-Span. He is one messed up you dude. By the way, what did he say I didnt understand a thing he said.

7/30/2008 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a clown!

Too bad no one will get him out of there.

STROGER 4 LIFE, BITCHES!!!!

7/30/2008 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Union dues going up..25 million to facelift buck fountain?????

7/30/2008 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not upcoming. It already came out. The cover has a nice picture of the Toddler. I think the trib ran with it the other day.

7/30/2008 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok .. I'm revising my offer.

$20 for a copy.

just reach in there and snag me one, easiest $20 you've ever made.

7/30/2008 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have come to expect nothing less from this incompetent piece of shit known as cook county government. I shop outside the county, buy my gas in lake county(I am lucky I must travel to lake county once a week)and look forward to the day I retire and leave this shit hole of a city,county and state once and for all.

7/30/2008 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT!!!OT!! DOC AWARDS..

umm can i have a gold star and a ribbon for my 20 certificates for DOC activity please...!!!!
(to be worn in front of my Dem. convention ribbon)
Incentive program..LOL.. umm JF? how much for a prize from the top shelf??


Laughing out loud in fillmore

7/30/2008 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times or the Trib should do an editorial and quote from the worst parts of the newsletter just to show everyone how fucking stupid they all are.

7/30/2008 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the magazine's editor can join Rev. Meeks and register at New Trier. She cud ax him reel nicee an maybees he couds safe a plase four her ons da bus.

If this wasn't so fucking funny I would cry. Wait a minute its not funny at all. Fucking bunch of ignorant CPS #1's running the show. The only financial oversight is provided by Toe Head Daley. We're fucked plain and simple.

ole Bill.

7/30/2008 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will it take to indict this pos? along with blago-daley-burke-madigan and the rest of the crew? Hello Patrick Fitz please finish them off before osama obama posiibly gets elected and he removes you asap! You go after the little guy like Cozzi but then nothing for the big fish why?? Why is O'hare construction run by none other than rosie andolino victor reyes former valet? Guess she kept quiet but yet sorich was thrown in prison why??

7/30/2008 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what the trib reporter had on lil Todd to make him pay all that money for a bogus mag. It probably cost less to pay off a reporter with something on him than it does to hire yet another PR specialist to take care of yet another scandal. Corruption seems far more likely than incompetence... but that is not a stretch either.

7/30/2008 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
Yesterday, for the second time in 2 months another duty disabled officer won their case in the Illinois Applet court, thanks to the FOP attorney’s.

Facts:

Both officers were found to be disabled by the CPD Medical Section and numerous doctors approved by the CPD Medical Section.

Both officers were denied duty disability from the pension board.

Both officers WON their cases in civil court and the pension board filed appeals in Illinois Applet Court, at the recommendation of the pension board’s attorney, Kugler.

Kugler and his firm lost all 4 appeals.

Both officers fought the pension board for over 2 years. During this time they were only receiving 50% of their salary, that was taxable and paying their own insurance.

Why are our elected pension board trustees allowing this to happen?

How much money has the pension board’s attorney and his firm made from YOUR PENSION FUND fighting all 4 appeals?

7/30/2008 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"It's not funny anymore,we need to impeach the WHOLE COUNTY BOARD"
_________________________________-
This poster isn't joking. Local, county, municipal, state, and federal "LEADERS" destroyed this country. The news media didn't help in reporting this disaster that I saw approaching back in the mid-nineties. For example: Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper once wrote in his column that it took Rome four-hundred years to fall. Roeper further related that he wasn't worried because it would be a future generation way in the future that would handle it. Very selfish thinking. Because of this type of thinking, it's more proof that there's TOO MANY DUMMIES! Keep up the greatblog SCC! You rock!

7/30/2008 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.toddstrogerisanidiot.com/

Enough said.

7/30/2008 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's not funny anymore,we need to impeach the WHOLE COUNTY BOARD.Couldn't we declare a state of emergency and turn the board over to an independant body to run the day-to-day operations."

Even when Tony Peraica is the lone commissioner fighting against all of the theft and corruption?

I bet you didn't even vote for Peraica for County Board President and yet here you're going to complain about the current situation.

7/30/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The toddler makes the midget look like a genius.

7/30/2008 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My four-year old Grandson is learning to read.

Yesterday he pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, 'Look Grandpa! It's a frickin' elephant!'

I took a deep breath, then asked...'What did you call it?'

'It's a frickin' elephant, Grandpa! It says so on the picture!' and so it does...





' A f r i c a n Elephant '

Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful?

7/30/2008 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see marky mark and the funky bunch on TV saying that if the city convinces the members of our organized barganing unit that the city is really strapped for cash that we would give concessions in our next contract! WTF!!! F*ck that, what about reversing the alderf*cks pay increase they voted for themselves before the bottom fell out.

Here's an idea for you CUT that Bullshit position that Bagger Vance Henry has and all of the CAPS nonsense. CAPS is something that can be brought back after this crisis is over. CAPS, GREAT, and all the other fuzzy bullshit is not a necessity for day to day POLICE operations.

What a mistake I made and it's too late. Where is the keesing bandit? I need a hug.

7/30/2008 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic, but important:

From the Sun-Times:

--Union leaders have been told that no amount of furlough days would be a guarantee against layoffs. Pressed on whether firings are inevitable, Johnson said, "Inevitable is a strong word. We are looking at everything."

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue was asked whether rank-and-file police officers still waiting for a new contract would be willing to take a pay cut or unpaid days off.

"If the city can convince my members of the dire necessity of such a move, the membership would be willing to listen," Donahue said. "They’d be willing to consider anything the city can convince them is necessary."---

Mark--

I understand that we are not allowed to negotiate in the papers, but the city has been doing it for the past six months.

If I am correct, you are still a sworn member of the Chicago Police Dept., so start acting like it. Use your "police voice" and be assertive. While you are at it, make some waves and ruffle some feathers. It is not your job to make friends with the city. This is a great opportunity for us to put the city over the barrel.

With the Olympics approaching and the fact that the city can't lay any of our members off until they get rid of all the civilians, we are in the perfect position to make our demands. Start citing the rise in crime as a result of our member's not having a contract.

Be a leader, not a Daley follower. The citizens (taxpaying, that is) are sick of seeing an uptick in crime, animals at the taste, and the revs on tv. Believe it or not, the pendulum is swinging back in our favor. So seize the moment and start doing what you promised us you would do at roll calls before lodge elections; get us a contract.

I may be asking too much. Your loyalty to crown is sure to be rewarded. Possibly an appointment as Superintendent of the Police. This is not as far fetched as some would believe, you share some of the qualities of our own current superintendent; namely no brains and no balls!!

7/30/2008 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other wastes:

Daily Bulletin (cmon you dont read it)

Facsimile Messages(uh oh the Fax machine in unit god knows where is down again'shudder')

Englewood(Fact of Life)

Pdts(A given)

Battons(im not making you rich tyrone)

Non Beat call signs( forty three seventy one john twenty three adam boy thirty three charlie on zone 6)


SRT(not part of list)

7/30/2008 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Toddler read this blog..huh? If nots, maybe he should be doing so! Toddler is shit, real shit. I hope that Erkle looking mother fucker gets what he gots comming 2 him soon!

7/30/2008 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

huge meeting at HQ on August 7 for exempts!

7/30/2008 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: WE ALL HAD BETTER WAKE UP AND IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT WE ARE UP AGAINST PLEASE GO TO YOUTUBE AND WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO BY THAT SCUMBAG ludacris CALLED "OBAMA IS HERE." If you think things are bad under McMunchkin, imagine how much WORSE it will be if Barack Hussein Obama gets The White House. VOTE REPUBLICAN! Please SCC,and all readers...pass this on!

7/30/2008 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw a crook county pothole team in action..4 guys trying to filling potholes and a truck driver..need any more not to shop in chicago nor crook county
use the internet.. if not traveling to Wisconsin or Indiana

7/30/2008 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone really needs to get ahold of a copy to see if a union shop printed it, if not I AM SURE the unions will be pissed!!!!!!!

7/30/2008 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC BUT DURING ONE OF J-FEDS MEETING'S WITH CPD OFFICERS HE RELATED THAT HE WAS GOING TO LOOK INTO THE MIKE METTE CASE AND USE HIS CONTACTS IN THE "FBI" AND TRY TO HELP.ANYONE GOT THE SCOOP ON WHAT J-FED HAS DONE SO FAR?

7/30/2008 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is real easy to bash the County. Stroger should be bashed. All of his extended family on the payroll too. What he does (or doesn't do) is indefensable. However....

Please understand something:

Do not paint all Cook County employees with the same brush.

Even though we have more than our fair share of assholes, incompetants and flat-out nitwits; there are many employees in all parts of county government that try to do a good job despite our enviornment.

As a 31 year County Police Sergeant; it hurts me and sickens me to see all of the bloat, waste and incompetance. It causes a downward spiral for morale which further perpetuates the burned out employee. We have people who come to work for the county with the very best of intentions, but they are dragged down, poisoned and corrupted by others.

A good man can only take so much of this. Then they have a choice: either leave or stay and put up with the bullshit.

We have County Policemen who do a great job. Court Services and Corrections people too. Don't think that for one minute a Correctional Officer at the CCJ has an easy job. You are surrounded by the animal, and you have to think on your feet or you will get hurt.

There is ER Doctors who save people everyday. GSW victim? Better get to County.

Our Health Department has good inspired people that work hard to keep or residents from getting sick.

The Highway Department does more and more with less and less. That whole bullshit in the paper was just that; bullshit. The thing about keeping the trucks in the yard one day a week to save fuel was done all along. Stuff needs to get done in the yard, equipment maintained, industrial safety classes need to be attended, paperwork to be done. Peraica basically made political hay out of bullshit.

As a Sergeant on my agency or yours, I must get results through my people. This is my job. I also must back up, support, coach, train and LEAD my people.

Supervisors don't lead. Bosses do.
In this profession, leadership skills seem to be getting lost. As a Marine, I fought in Vietnam. I had my share of leaders that actually lead me from boot camp through separation. The "Y" generation that potentially never served in a forward area much less any branch of service. This is sad. As a young policeman, I was mentored by Korean War and WWII vets. I lived my whole career with the chain of command. I worked with it, within it and through it.

As a Boss, I swear to you that my people WILL go home safely every night after their tour, first and foremost.

They will come to work, properly attired in the uniform of the day, equiped, and ready to provide te best possible police service that they can deliver. They will pinch people that need to be pinched. File meaningful police reports where needed and serve and protect their public.

So, I have to ask; do I get painted with the same brush as the 8th ward political hack who spends the whole day reading the paper and drinking coffee?

With all the county bashing, i felt that the other side of the story needed to be told. Thank you.

7/30/2008 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see some snooping by somebody with some balls in the media in to these $24,999 purchases on the part of Stroger that the Board doesn't have to approve.

In fact, I'd like to see investigated all of these purchases between $24,000-$25,000 that are done at the whim of Board members.

In this recent case, I don't believe for a minute this "Magazine" was created because Stroger wanted to get his "record" out (which shouldn't be done on the taxpayers dime to begin with).

None of these Cook County bloodsuckers care what we think once they get elected.

I smell kick-back.

There is generally a cup half full scenario to things. The good thing about a deteriorating economy is the water level around these Cook County Govt Bull Heads is getting lower and lower.

7/30/2008 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I jiss gotsa ax you a qwershton?

Word! I laughed right at my compruter screen.

7/30/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic:

we hit 60 homicides for the month

7/30/2008 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the combination of GREED and EGO combine to gridlock elected officials it should be time for the FEDS to declare that body a CRIMIMAL ENTERPRISE.The only movement is made on the backs of many to benefit the few.Russia in it's heyday ran more effectively.

7/30/2008 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Highway Department does more and more with less and less. That whole bullshit in the paper was just that; bullshit. The thing about keeping the trucks in the yard one day a week to save fuel was done all along. Stuff needs to get done in the yard, equipment maintained, industrial safety classes need to be attended, paperwork to be done. Peraica basically made political hay out of bullshit

looks this poster is not only NO ONE HOME ..but the light has been burned out long ago!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah..... 92 supposed workers and 72 staff and supervisors in the crook county highway DEPOT...the dept is another hack zone for toddy's friends

7/30/2008 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is talking about having officers take unpaid furlough days!!! What a corrupt piece of shit!!!!! Why dont you ask your piece of shit son for the money!! I fucking hate this City/County/State. I need to get outta here!!

7/30/2008 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best part of why they wouldn't release the magazine was because Stroger's name was misspelled. I'm not sure how, but that's what it said in the Sun Times yesterday.

7/30/2008 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silence speaks volumes.

While students appreciated Mr. Obama’s evenhandedness, colleagues sometimes wanted him to take a stand. When two fellow faculty members asked him to support a controversial antigang measure, allowing the Chicago police to disperse and eventually arrest loiterers who had no clear reason to gather, Mr. Obama discussed the issue with unusual thoughtfulness, they say, but gave little sign of who should prevail — the American Civil Liberties Union, which opposed the measure, or the community groups that supported it out of concern about crime.

“He just observed it with a kind of interest,” said Daniel Kahan, now a professor at Yale.

Nor could his views be gleaned from scholarship; Mr. Obama has never published any. He was too busy, but also, Mr. Epstein believes, he was unwilling to put his name to anything that could haunt him politically, as Ms. Guinier’s writings had hurt her. “He figured out, you lay low,” Mr. Epstein said.

7/30/2008 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous I Work 99 said...

Two Great Comments on this Post: (1) To the Commenter who came up with "Other Wastes" -- That's a home run, brother. You made me laugh becuse it's SO true; (2) To the C.C.S.P.D. Sgt. saying not all Cook County employees are turds: you make valid points.

7/30/2008 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Donahue and the FOP are getting ready to sell the membership down the river. Every other city employee recieved a new contract and a raise when their contract expired except police and fire. Now Dumbass Donahue says that we would be willing to listen to the city discuss a cut in pay. Fuck that Mark grow a pair and quit being Daleys bitch. We deserve a raise. Daley and the city council got there raises the teachers got theres the carpenters electricans truck drivers laborers all got raises and now your dumbass says we are willing to discuss a cut in pay the hell we are. Everyone neeeds to Call the FOP we are not willing to discuss anything but a raise of at least 4% a year!!!!

7/30/2008 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but should piss all of us off. I watch the news tonight and see our FLOP President Donahue say that the members (that means you and I) understand the cities crisis and that we would be willing to work something out.

I guess that means we won't be getting a raise if we leave it up to Donahue. Hey Mark if you read this park your fucking car and pay yourself a patrolman's salary. shit then you can give the differnece to the city to help with the crisis.

7/30/2008 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

its funny u think that a rip!!!

CHECK OUT THIS SALARY

Henry Vance Dir Of Caps
Dept Of Police $141,240

A DIRECTOR OF CAPS MAKES 141 THOUSAND
HELLO THAT MORE THAN A COMMANDER!!!

CAN ANYONE GUESS WHO HIS CLOUT IS!!!
HAVE U EVER SEEN HIM AT A CAPS MEETING?

I BETCHA U HAVE SEEN HIM IN THE BACKGROUND OF NEW CONFERENCES WITH R FAVORITE REV-RUNS!

SO JUST REMEMBER A CIVILIAN IS IN CHARGE OF CAPS MAKING 1ST DEPUTY MONEY AND HE NEVER HAS TO GO TO ANY DOC MEETING ACCOUNTABILITY HEARING OR TESTIFY BEFORE ANY ONE.

I FORGOT HE DOES HAVE A M-PLATE SQUAD TO TAKE HOME!!!

PLUS HE DRESSES BETTER THAN THE DICKS IN AREA 3...

7/30/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/30/2008 09:11:00 PM,

You may not see it and g-d knows you won't hear it enough but the citizens appreciate your dedication, professionalism and the job you do.

It works both ways. There are many bad apple citizens that make law abiding citizens look bad and those in law enforcement can get jaded and begin to think it's "Blue" and "everybody else" rather then there is the good and the bad.

All any of us responsible employees and citizens have is to keep to the convictions you outlined in your post so that we may be fairly judged on how we treat others day to day and be an example to our children and loved ones.

Thanks for the job you do in spite of the slackers and users you see around you.

It's the same side on the civilian side.

We need to turn the tide back to responsibility and accountabilty one person at a time if need be.

Your work is appreciated by those wired like you.

Thank you.

7/30/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark--

I understand that we are not allowed to negotiate in the papers, but the city has been doing it for the past six months.


It's not hard to figure out that Donahue IS selling us out. He is just trying to soften the blow when we get screwed yet again by the crew that promised that they would do it better than the last group of FOP officers. Why is it that this only happens when it is contract time and it seems that there is enough money to go around to the Daley criminal enterprise during the rest of the 3 1/2 years that our contract is in effect. Why the fuck doesn't Donahue remind the taxpayers about the bean, the new fences, the sold skyway, and the biggest waste in the recent past...buying a closed hospital for millions in the hopes of getting the olympics ? He had the perfect in to lay it on the line and he went down like a mild fart in a Chicago windstorm. I hope the mayor promised these FOP assholes something really nice in exchange for selling 10,000 (or whatever we have in sworn personnel) out again. The public needs to be made aware of the ridiculous amount of waste that these politicians are responsible for, so that they don't believe that every city employee needs to take a few unpaid days off. If I am taking unpaid days off, I WILL be taking 30 IOD days for each unpaid day that I am forced to take because Donahue and the politicians are to busy sleeping with each other and Donahue not spending enough time taking care of the group that he is supposed to be representing. And before you say anything about voting to make a difference...I don't trust Donahue and I DIDN'T vote for him either !

7/30/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person asking about the sgt that is ON LEAVE from cpd to work for his childhood friend and fellow downlow bud/godchild of stroger sr.=what part of SCAM don't u get? and now their friend coleman is also on leave from cpd, and collecting a big check from U dumb fuck county taxpayers! Ha,Ha, keep voting 4 these thieves.
the county is even worse than the king of chgo.

7/30/2008 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To The County Sgt...

We understand that you are screwed as well...possibly as much as we are...in doing more with less. But, the message here is not directed at the CCPD or Corrections...

7/31/2008 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not as far fetched as some would believe, you share some of the qualities of our own current superintendent; namely no brains and no balls!!

7/30/2008 06:51:00 PM

You forgot one.....they both have big fucking horseheads. Ones to rival even those of the 007th district immortals "vinnie the wheel", "Lid the Head" and "Mike the Mullet Bern*****". p.s. Good luck Mike, hope to see u back soon!
Good Day! and stay safe!

7/31/2008 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may be asking too much...not!

All you are asking Mark Donahue to do is what he is paid to do for the men and women in blue.

Mark Donahue is to busy kissing the mayors ass setting up his cushy county job.

7/31/2008 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey news media, this shit is out of control, I stomached retired cpd eddie mccann taking over the bs tree police, but now baby stroger has gone beyond taking care of the stooger peoples. u have the ability to get the warning out, so do it b4 it is 2 late. hate 2 say it but this goof makes king richie look tame.

7/31/2008 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I have a copy? May be a collector's item in the future giving a glimpse of crook county in it's heyday.

7/31/2008 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I would never bumrap the F.O.P.

It is time for those assholes to stand up for the membership. Our FOP president stated we will consider unpaid furlough days.

He should of stated Daley and his cronies should stop spending on shit, etc.

It appears...you think... the FOP sleeps with the city admin?

That detective at B/A that they threw out of FOP had it right after all.

Stop blaming the city for our contract woes, it is the F'ing FOP who has not said a word and does a big zero for us.

Fishing and picnics is all we get for our dues. Impressive !They have thrown us under the bus.

I have lost all faith in the FOP with 30 y/o/j/.

7/31/2008 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was in the July 27 Suntimes
Mark Konkol article page 7A
a must read for all

7/31/2008 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

Hugs are free and very nice, but first you must...

Kees me you fool!!!

7/31/2008 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that the magazine had Daddy Stroger's name spelled as "Stroker". Anyone else see the irony?

7/31/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Ludacris should do a rap about ol' strogeeeeeee...

7/31/2008 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC BUT DURING ONE OF J-FEDS MEETING'S WITH CPD OFFICERS HE RELATED THAT HE WAS GOING TO LOOK INTO THE MIKE METTE CASE AND USE HIS CONTACTS IN THE "FBI" AND TRY TO HELP.ANYONE GOT THE SCOOP ON WHAT J-FED HAS DONE SO FAR?

7/30/2008 09:05:00 PM..............Geez maybe he's gonna hook Mette up on a fed beef ala Cozzi......

7/31/2008 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the county bashing, i felt that the other side of the story needed to be told. Thank you.

7/30/2008 09:11:00 PM

Sgt., First of all let me thank you for your service to our Country.

You have to know that we are not speaking about the working police.

You sound like a dream boss to me. I had a Sgt. on this dept., that was a Korean War Marine himself. One of the toughest bosses I ever had, but also the best boss I've ever worked for.
All knew his first priority was to the men & women under his command.

That is what all of us want most, good, intelligent and fair bosses.

If we had that, we could do our jobs without the fear of losing everything we've worked for over a simple mistake.

7/31/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, I have to ask; do I get painted with the same brush as the 8th ward political hack who spends the whole day reading the paper and drinking coffee?

With all the county bashing, i felt that the other side of the story needed to be told. Thank you.

7/30/2008 09:11:00 PM

Nope. I'm CPD and have family working for the county. I see on a daily basis the supervisors they have (and have had) to work for. Some have been great, some have been good, and some are every single bit of negative you think of when you hear "I work for Cook County __________." We are greatly amused, watching some scramble to cover their asses with the election coming up.

Just as you can't paint all of us with the same brush as you paint Abbate, Herrera, et al., we don't paint all county workers with the same brush.

Stay safe.

7/31/2008 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And documented THEFT,too, SCC. Here's an excerpt from Crain's article about how Daley doesn't think it's THEFT to -ahem - 'redirect' funds to O'Hare airport that should be in the hands of those hit hard by an act of God.

>>" The city of Chicago is fighting the Federal Emergency Management Agency over a nearly $6-million tab for snow removal.
In a complaint filed in federal court, the city claims it had a right to use a total of $5.9 million in federal disaster funds to clear snow from O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport in 1999 and 2000. FEMA disagrees, the complaint said, and has tried for the past three years to recover the $4.79 million given to Chicago for a severe storm in January 1999 and another $1 million for a December 2000 snowstorm.

FEMA contends that airlines operating at O’Hare and Midway are responsible for paying for snow removal and that federal disaster funds should not have been spent on it, according to the suit.

“That’s a conclusion we disagree with,” said a spokeswoman for the city’s Law Department.

A FEMA representative said the agency does not comment on pending litigation.
The city has lost two administrative appeals and is now forced to ask a federal judge to issue a ruling on the matter, the spokeswoman said.

The city wants a federal judge to rule that it does not have to repay FEMA the nearly $6 million “on the grounds that FEMA’s actions are arbitrary and capricious, an abuse of discretion and contrary to law; without observance of procedure as required by law, and unwarranted by the facts.”

The city claims in its complaint that it was entitled to use federal funding to recover from a Jan. 1, 1999, snowfall when FEMA declared Cook County eligible for disaster money.

While airlines operating at each of the city’s airports typically pay for snow removal as part of a use agreement with Chicago, the city spokeswoman said the 1999 and 2000 storms were extraordinary situations that superseded the agreement.

“These were declared disaster areas and disaster money was used,” she said.

The complaint also asks a judge to absolve the city of FEMA’s claim that Chicago received duplicate federal disaster funds.

“It is a misinterpretation of our accounting,” the city’s spokeswoman said. "<<

7/31/2008 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Chalkie visit 024 this fine afternoon?

7/31/2008 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd pay for a copy too, but they're probably going to dump them somewhere in the middle of the night.

oh to see "john stroker" in print ..

8/01/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you guys have Toddler all wrong.

I called the County to complain about wasting taxpayer money on this magazine and the receptionist, Helen Smith Stroeger, referred me to their assistant media specialist John Davis Stroeger.

Davis Stroeger explained that they had the county attorney, Marie Williams Stroeger, go to the county clerk's office and filed a lawsuit against the publisher, Michael Adams Stroeger. The clerk, Margaret Clawson Stroeger, made sure that the lawsuit is on the fast track.

8/02/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLUS HE DRESSES BETTER THAN THE DICKS IN AREA 3...

7/30/2008 11:11:00 PM

He oughtta look better than fucking George Zimmer with that kind of salary.

8/03/2008 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.toddstrogerisanidiot.com/

Enough said.

7/30/2008 06:29:00 PM

Uh, I think I understand that "urban translator" thing now.

8/03/2008 07:17:00 PM  

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