Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stressful? That's Just Silly

  • According to Forbes.com: "With 7.3% unemployment and a gallon of gas going for just under four bucks, the Windy City has some economic headwinds that result in a perfect storm for stress. Chi-town’s pollution problems (it ranked No. 7 in terms poor air quality) and lack of breathing room (it's No. 2 in terms of population density) couple to create a Midwestern Molotov cocktail of stress."
  • ...Mayor Daley was asked about the Forbes ranking Chicago high in stress.

    "I can attest to that,'' Daley said citing his daily questioning from the media.

    But he dismissed the ranking as "laughable.''

No mention of the climbing homicide rate, skyrocketing shootings and questionable tracking of property crimes. A pension system about to crumble, $400 million in budget "shortfalls" and an apathetic police force working 15 months without a contract. It's all just "laughable." What a clown.

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60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our mayor is a putz.

9/18/2008 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP/PBPA should utilize this article for contract bargaining purposes. We not only are forced to reside in the most stressful city in the USA but we work the most stressful job in the nation too.

9/18/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The average Joe is beginning to notice all the petty BS fines and taxes.

9/18/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will he say it is laughable when the Olympic Committee picks Rio De Janiero?

9/18/2008 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this city has become shitbird central. everywhere you go all you see is shit bangers and illiterate slobs. there is a big world outside of the cpd. some of you young guys better start looking at other options-- unless you have the stomach to put up with this shit for twenty five more years.

9/18/2008 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I find absolutely amazing is how Shortshanks’ complyent crew of ass kissers laughs every time this idiot utters a kindergarten variety comment. Yesterday “stressed – who’ stressed, how about New York, how about London” was Shortshanks response. Somehow or another this moronic response elicited laughter from the crowd. It’s as bad as when Lt. MB (ex sgt of the Supt office) would tell Cline how slim he was looking. These fools have taken ass kissing to an entirely new level.

9/18/2008 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Our mayor is a putz.

9/18/2008 12:07:00 AM


cuckoo cuckoo

9/18/2008 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
this city has become shitbird central. everywhere you go all you see is shit bangers and illiterate slobs. there is a big world outside of the cpd. some of you young guys better start looking at other options-- unless you have the stomach to put up with this shit for twenty five more years.

9/18/2008 02:24:00 AM

True many guys need to do that! As far as young guys my partner and I were eating the other night at punkys on 26th and wallace when about 12 tru kids came in and never acknowledged us at the table, even though i waved! New breed over educated but dumb, what did you kids study is college "how to take all mom and dads money and be a dumbass and all you got was this shit job?" 12 tru kids nothing like the whole "team" lol together!

9/18/2008 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous nero said...

But he dismissed the ranking as "laughable.''
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Fiddling while Rome burns.....

9/18/2008 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forbes just loves publishing "top ten" lists. How about ranking the most corrupt big-city government in the United States?

9/18/2008 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY MAYOR RUNT CAN YOU SAY CUCKOO??

9/18/2008 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"These fools have taken ass kissing to an entirely new level.

9/18/2008 04:30:00 AM"

YOU DESCRIBED ALL THE SUPERINTENDENTS & THEIR EXEMPT STAFFS IN THE LAST 15 YEARS.

THE FOP LEADERSHIP FOR THE LAST 20

9/18/2008 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley reminds me of a bizarre version of Rodney Dangerfield.

9/18/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous I Work 99 said...

To the list of stressful aspects of living in Chicago I would add: 10.25 percent sales tax, the highest of any city in the United States. This tax is scandalously high and, worse, it does more damage to poor people. You pay the same 10.25 percent tax rate on purchases whether your income is $20,000 per year or $200,000 per year. That's what the economists call a "regressive" tax. Stay safe out there and watch your backs.

9/18/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...this city has become shitbird central. everywhere you go all you see is shit bangers and illiterate slobs.

It's called the Democratic Voting Base...

9/18/2008 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

Mayor shortshanks is not a putz. He likes to portray him self that way but in reality he is pure evil. A wolf in stumblebum's clothing.

9/18/2008 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about stress! Department of Revenue booting cars at Homan Square this morning. Remember them when they call for help.

9/18/2008 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous jchinds said...

Chicago has helped to elect lousy governments at the city, county and state levels, often overriding the desires of other due to nothing but sheer volume and the unspoken threat of violence on an individual basis. Next, enact tax upon tax upon tax. When taxes get to be too much, add "fees" to generate more money. Make sure you have a sticker proving that you're a proud resident or get ticketed. The suburbs do this, which was yet another reason for me to move back downstate. Make sure all this revenue gets directed to friends, relatives and associated cronies, and if they half-ass any work they're contracted to do, oh well. Next, deprive people of liberties like being able to smoke where they please, eat what they please, defend themselves, defend others, and go to schools that aren't manufacturers of failure. Finally, put the people sworn to protect the residents of the city in harm's way physically, legally and economically. Then expect said protectors to smile and nod when you tell the press their study is flawed.

Stressed? Chicagoans? Chalkiemania is running wild and the mayor says there's no reason to feel stressed? He's the freakin' stressor in most of these cases! Remove him, remove the remaining Tillmanesque aldercritters, hell, dump the lot of them, the county junta and the legislators you keep sending down here and maybe things will get better.

Seriously, though, when will upstaters get mad enough to remove these clowns from office?

9/18/2008 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I find absolutely amazing is how Shortshanks’ complyent crew of ass kissers laughs every time this idiot utters a kindergarten variety comment. Somehow or another this moronic response elicited laughter from the crowd.
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Elvis Presley used to do this. When Elvis laughed at somnething, everyone laughed at something. He called his crew the "Memphis Mafia" and they hung out in "The Jungle Room."

9/18/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha .. what kind of fantasy world is Daley living in?!

I guess it's not stressful for King Daley sitting on top of his ivory tower, fully removed from reality.

Why would Chicago be stressful at all?

* The highest taxes in the country (sales tax, cigs, liquor, property tax, bottled water, utilities, etc)

* Only criminals, not responsible citizens are allowed to have guns. You are not safe.

* A public transportation system in shambles

* Your fu***d if you own a car too, because the city will do everything in its power to ticket, boot, and fine you and your automobile.

* A county/state/city government filled with waste, clout, nepotism, and corruption.

* The possibility of having the Olympics that only Daley wants.

9/18/2008 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous retired way west said...

I moved 4 hours from that shithole, and yes it is stressful in that city. You ought to see how relaxed it is out here, and well run things are, w/a tenth of the taxes.
I was a much happier (white) man in that city under HAROLD and EUGENE. That f**ken white dictator ruined that city.
We all know what HE did to the CPD;
GOD knows what he did to the other depts.
When is the wealthy ruling elite gunna hold this maniac accountable?
How bout the voters?

9/18/2008 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the sun-times today and see how much the toll-way top 40 make!! 96% 45% 32% raises and we hope of 4%. Stay off the toll way!!

9/18/2008 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be less stressful and sleep easier at night if I had a security detail around me 24/7. Just like the king himself.

Chicago has some great people, but I can't stand Daley and his politics. Just his response alone makes me want to move out of this fucking city.

.. time to find a job in the burbs.

9/18/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Mayor. The reason Chicago is rated as the most stressful city, is YOU.
Yes, YOU Sir.
Why: There is not enough room on this site, nor time to read or write it.

9/18/2008 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think of how great it must be to be a dull boy, not too bright, but connected and taken care of. You get your daddy's job and manage to keep in for two decades despite scandals and corruption. You have a bunch of clowns that kiss your ass everywhere you go and you can even make the FBI bow down to you.

Must be nice.

9/18/2008 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where in Chicago can I find gas for under four bucks?

9/18/2008 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

short shanks is so out of touch with the "people".

9/18/2008 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did it mention the CTA?!

Ohmygawd...it's the most stressful commute!

I can see why so many people ride their bikes these days.

9/18/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the trouble that seems to be coming is the city gonna allow citizens the right to own handguns? Will they lift the ban and open registration up? ($10 per gun is good money for city funding)

9/18/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck this Dep't, I'm applying for U.S Marshals or DEA.

9/18/2008 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stressful here in Chicago. No what gives you that idea, Highest sales tax, cost of living out of reach, home devalued by economy. And a superintendant wanting to screw every copper he can! Just try paying your bills on this salery alone! Mayor Shortshanks already says we make to much and now he wants your pension. Mayor Shortshanks gives himself and those fifty thieves a raise every year now it's going to be automatic 6% every year unless they vote the raise down. Can we vote ourselfs the same deal Richie!

9/18/2008 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's only stressful because it's all our fault that there was flooding. This is according to the short prick, who feels that if everyone had a rainbarrel, the rain would have all miraculously fell into it. So, I think we should contact Drew Peterson, and see where he got his blue barrel, and try to get a few truck loads. What a business opportunity!!! Oh, wait...I bet a Daley family member already has the concession for them. Now that's stressful.

9/18/2008 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do we get term limits for mayor??? Anybody know?

Plus just heard WBBM--they had a story about police doing bare minimum becuz 'they're fearful of being criticized and second-guessed' by J=Fed

9/18/2008 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gas under 4 bucks in the city??
where??
written by someone who's not in the city

9/18/2008 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did it again!!!
SCC: yesterday's Trib in Metro section.

County Panel Oks Investigator.

Cook County Board commissioners Tuesday backed hiring as thier in-house corruption buster the same attorney who has defended them and Board President Todd Stroger against claims of illegal political hiring.

Assistant State's Attny Patrick Blanchard was chosen the day after coming to his own defense, saying he would act with "independence, obejectivity and integrity at every ste" as county inspector general. Richard Devine also backed Blanchard, who has represented the county in the landmark federal case that prohibits political hiring, promotions and discipline for most county employees.

Michael shakman, the attorney who brought the patronage case, ripped the choice. "His appointment would say clearly and unmistakably the Cook County is not ready for patronage reform," Shakman told commissioners. "To appoint your own lawyer as the watchdog over your own political hiring and firing and other illegal activity makes a joke out of the concept of independent oversight that this office is supposed to provide."

Listen folks, this will never end until we vote each and every last one of them out. This is a joke.

9/18/2008 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody ought to tell J-Butt to consult with Jane Byrne about how to treat the police!!! How come she hasn't come to our rescue???

9/18/2008 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Our mayor is a putz.

9/18/2008 12:07:00 AM


cuckoo cuckoo
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Does anybody have or know where this sound-byte is?

It's PRICELESS.

9/18/2008 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time Shortshanks is on the News, just picture him with a big red clown bulb-nose on and you will start laughing and freak out your family, who will look at you like you're CUCKOO, like Daley and Blogo are.

9/18/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHALKIE will be on the Stroll this Weekend for sure, be careful Troops !!!!

9/18/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'd be less stressful and sleep easier at night if I had a security detail around me 24/7. Just like the king himself.

Chicago has some great people, but I can't stand Daley and his politics. Just his response alone makes me want to move out of this fucking city.

.. time to find a job in the burbs.

9/18/2008 11:19:00 AM

Security detail? Where? Over paid valets that is all! Security they could not save themselves all clout no substance! I would rather the 3 stooges protect me at least they could make me laugh!

9/18/2008 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cookooo!

9/18/2008 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man, now I'm really depressed or is it stessed. I don't know anymore. Maybe we should elect Richy president so he can steal all the money once and for all and be over with it.

9/18/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Average city single lot residence's roof area's foot print = 1,200 sq. ft.


1 inch rain fall x 1,200 sq ft. = 1,200 cubic inches


1 gallon = 231 cubic inches


1,200 cubic inches of rain fall = 5.19 gallons


9 inches of rainfall = 46.71 gallons


So, if every citizen who owns a home with an average 1,200 sq. ft. roof foot print were to have had a 55 gallon rain barrel to receive the rainfall landing upon their rooftops, technically, the mayor's logic holds true.


Of course, that logic omits the areas upon which rain falls that are not the rooftop foot prints of single lot structures having an average area of 1,200 sq. ft., as in: the fucking streets, alleys and sidewalks, parking lots, residential and non-residential structures with rooftop foot prints greater than 1,200 sq. ft., and every other area of land not open to the earth and draining into the city's sewer system.


Yeah, if only everybody had installed those rain barrels.......

9/18/2008 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

RIGHT ON TOPIC:
Anyone else see that Lake Cty. Sheriff all over the news today?
He's tired of Chicago/Ilinois' sanctuary bullshit. He wants his officers to get the Fed status, and he wants to deport anyone that isnt here legally. He got a couple hundred of THEM in his lockups and is getting ready to boot them out(way out).
He gave some financial figures on just what this mess has cost w/illegals. GOOD FOR HIM, f*k the st. prick!!!

9/18/2008 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"With all the trouble that seems to be coming is the city gonna allow citizens the right to own handguns? Will they lift the ban and open registration up? ($10 per gun is good money for city funding)

9/18/2008 01:32:00 PM"


Don't you mean:

'Will this blatantly unconstitutional dictatorship of a city government finally cease and desist illegally prohibiting the citizen's of this city from exercising their God Given, and Constitutionally Enumerated, Right to Keep and Bear Arms?'?

And 'Said Right not subject to taxation, registration or any other unconstitutional restrictions or requirements?'?


Isn't that what you meant to say?

9/18/2008 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where in Chicago can I find gas for under four bucks?

9/18/2008 12:45:00 PM

www.chicagogasprices.com

Probably not in the City proper, but you don't want your tax dollars in the city anyway.

9/18/2008 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Listen folks, this will never end until we vote each and every last one of them out. This is a joke.

9/18/2008 06:48:00 PM"


Amen.

9/18/2008 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget The Supt. being at fault. I bet he had good intentions coming to the CPD. Until he woke up and knew he had no control over anything.

All fault is on the idiot alleged mayor, who failed the bar exam numerious times and then, PASSES.

Once a fraud, always a fraud. He has brought this city to the pits.
Tax, tax, tax. The city floods and he jokes about it. Fuck him and all the Daley clan.

All the alder-WHORES, including Burke belong in Club-Fed.

Not a decent elected official in this City and County.

Chicago, "sister city of Detroit"

Mayor WASHINGTON, you left us all too soon, R.I.P. YOUR HONOR.

9/19/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the guy talking about the tru incident at punky's, why do you feel you need to be acknowledged? you should feel bad when a long time friend a person you've known for a long time doesnt acknowledge you, not some guy you dont know. I think you have a complex and you're an insecure person

9/19/2008 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a silly question to our silly little mayor.

When the Olympics fail to come our way, with the "non-tax-payer funds" you'd been hoarding can we get a 25% raise?

Seems a lot of funds are being earmarked for something "potential" but no disclosure as to what is going to be done when the kabash is set in stone.

ah, I am just being silly, because after all is said and done, I could almost be certain, there never WAS a potential Olympics fund.

9/19/2008 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/18/08 08:44 PM

One inch of rain over 1200 sq. ft. is not 1200 cu. in. of water you must multiply by a factor of 144. One sq. ft.=144 sq. in. Your 46.71gallons becomes something in the range of 6700+ gallons.

Must be your private school education.

9/19/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....becomes something in the range of 6700+ gallons.

Must be your private school education.

9/19/2008 06:46:00 AM"



So, then the mayor's assertion that rain barrels would have prevented the flooding isn't true?

Or does the city sell rain barrels that can hold 6,700 gallons?

9/19/2008 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget The Supt. being at fault. I bet he had good intentions coming to the CPD. Until he woke up and knew he had no control over anything.

All fault is on the idiot alleged mayor, who failed the bar exam numerious times and then, PASSES.

Once a fraud, always a fraud. He has brought this city to the pits.
Tax, tax, tax. The city floods and he jokes about it. Fuck him and all the Daley clan.

All the alder-WHORES, including Burke belong in Club-Fed.

Not a decent elected official in this City and County.

Chicago, "sister city of Detroit"

Mayor WASHINGTON, you left us all too soon, R.I.P. YOUR HONOR.

9/19/2008 12:37:00 AM

Remember how bad we had it under Mayors Washington and Sawyer?
I don't.
Remember how good we were going to have it under Daley?
I don't
Think term limits at the next voters referendum-vote all of those silly sons of bitches out, cut the number of aldermen.
and find a good mayor, regardless of his/her color gender or party affiliation.

9/19/2008 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous usa today said...

Front Section, page 3:

"Chicago's new top cop spurs resentment"

9/19/2008 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Having a family owned established business in Chicago for many years i am strongly looking into packing up and leaving for good! We pay 239.00 for a biz license, 300.00 per year for a sign tax. 1000 dollars a year for an awning tax.sIGN INSPECTION TAX fan tax, TAX TAX TAX! WE MUST COLLECT 10.25% SALES TAX FOR ALL THESE GREAT SERVICES THAT WE HAVE.

Hey I dont even fill up my car with GAS! I fill it up with TAX! Im Leaving SICKAGO!

9/19/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm stressed out by my ignorant clout list boss and his equally useless lazy lying lackey suckholes.

Add to that the highest taxes in the country, the criminal element encroaching in our neighborhoods and neighbors who don't speak english.

9/19/2008 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
to the guy talking about the tru incident at punky's, why do you feel you need to be acknowledged? you should feel bad when a long time friend a person you've known for a long time doesnt acknowledge you, not some guy you dont know. I think you have a complex and you're an insecure person

9/19/2008 03:28:00 AM

Think your right1 Your went to college and your working he and i am insecure! More brain dead skulls full of mush please! jagoff!

9/20/2008 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the Stress of living in the Highest Stress City, and all the problems of the CPD, and all the high violent crime rates, A stressful boss, [DALEY] to work for, stress of paying the highest taxes in the State, and Nation, highest gas and food prices, most Corrupt City, County, and State in the USA [per U.S. Attorney and FBI],major flooding, Illegals committing crimes without investigation of their illegal status, here,No police Contract and having to pay my families bills without a raise, working 2 jobs due to this stuff, and lots of other stressful things related to Shit-cago, I think I have to go see my Dr. for some Stress-Related medical time off. I'm sure Doc will understand , he reads the blog and the news, and Loves this Blog..

9/20/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term Limits for MAYOR, ALDER-HOES, CITY COUNCIL, WARD BOSSES, SUPTS; in SICKAGO-NOW.....NO Gold BRAID Political kickback Pensions, Legit exams Federally Monitored, and NO use of CPD Manpower for Special Events in Shitty, hired back P/O's ONLY, not Working, on duty officers at some Fest when our Neighborhoods are Stripped bare of Cops patrolling for Crime and CPD/CFD Emergency personnel needed to protect us and our TAX-PAYING FAMILIES....FUCK this CITY...

9/20/2008 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, if only everybody had installed those rain barrels.......

9/18/2008 08:44:00 PM

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Walsh Construction Rain Barrels are being made as we speak....the city council will vote them in as THE VENDOR for rain barrel$. Each home in Chicago will be given one, at taxpayer's expense, of course.

9/21/2008 01:00:00 AM  

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