Monday, October 20, 2008

Play Ball or Else

  • Mayor Daley on Saturday defended his call for a partial shutdown of city services after three upcoming holidays and warned city unions to take part or face more layoffs.

    "If they don't participate, there will be layoffs,'' Daley said in response to questions at a news conference about a testy meeting between union and city officials Friday. "Otherwise you cannot afford what you need in government.''

    Chicago Federation of Labor President Dennis Gannon said the meeting to finalize a list of 929 city workers to be laid off was a "very tense exchange -- just ugly.''

No word about cutting over burdened social spending that benefits illegals and other non productive members of society. And certainly no refusal on the parts of aldercreatures to turn down their 6% pay hikes, $100,000 part time jobs and $1 million "discretionary" accounts that are simply semi-legalized bribes for connected players and relatives. And lord knows we can't discontinue crooked contracting or fifty different spokespeople for canned press releases or former (never were) officers attempting to steal from an already underfunded pension fund.

Or paying certain people for half the work they were hired to do.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

any truth to the rumor that Cmdr Bob Evans was forced to retire and Cmdr John Franklin was dumped????
Supposedly happened on Friday.
Anyone else dumped.....

10/20/2008 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The payroll department over at the OEMC is getting ready to cash out the accrued comp time of all call takers and dispatchers who have any amount of time over 40 hours on the books. This will amount to hundreds of hours of comp time being paid out against the wishes of most employees. Where is the money coming from to finance that BS move??

10/20/2008 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE BRASS FROM THE ACADEMY BECAUSE ITS A WASTE OF MONEY. IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY RECRUITS OR A SMALL NUMBER GO THROUGH THE ACADEMY JUST NEEDS A SGT. TO RUN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS. GET RID OF YOUR POLITICAL SPOTS FIRST NOT THE WORKING SPOTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO TEACH RECRUITS.

10/20/2008 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok mayor your an idiot and everyone knows it! To save money: Cut alderthieves to 10, get rid of all d-3 over paid valets on every detail, cut j-feds salary by 1/2, let rosemarie andoloin who was victor reyes gofer talk and cut her salary, get rid of jackie heards incredible salary, dump monique bond, get rid of your press office, dump the city clerk and his people, dump all your lackeys, sell city haul! Next look into all the secret accounts 1505 funds etc... lastly resign now and go directly to jail you crooked moron!

10/20/2008 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's where you can find the salaries of those employed by the City of Chicago, the County of Cook and the State of Illinois:



http://b2.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=d2341000f0h0f9a6f4f2e8h1b0a5



Also, for Cook County only, a more varied site for information:


http://www.cookemployees.com/

10/20/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a cop, just an office worker living in the western burbs.

Due to a divorce, I have lost over half my income. While I pay for the kids's insurance, she gets her's free from the state.

She went on vacation the last two weeks( I am sure on the child support money) But since I had to take off of work, I did my shopping during the day instead of late night. Wow, what a change in scenery. Besides the elderly, I was one of the few not using a link card. Many people who did not speak English ( Mexican, Middle Eastern) Or else Black or fat white women with a black guy.

Not an upper class burb, but far enough west that it is 90% white, or so I thought until I went grocery shopping. Just how easy is it to get a Link card?

10/20/2008 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why i go to work and only answer my calls. Thats it. I could care less what shortshanks does. If the FlOP gives in I will puke on Mark Donahues desk!

I say call shortshanks bluff! FU Mayor Mumbles

10/20/2008 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is only one good reason I am voting for McCain!

And thats because it will hurt Mayor daley. And all I want to do is cause him as much grief as I can.

10/20/2008 12:58:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

lil' dickie Shortshanks says:





It's good to be King..........




(until the revolution)






Retired in 2003..............

10/20/2008 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impeach him!

10/20/2008 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But morale is still good in the Dept., right?

10/20/2008 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to www.cityofchicago.org that hi-lites the following:

6 Partial Government Shutdown Days

The first step will be a partial shut-down of City government for three days in 2008 and three days in 2009.

In 2008, City government would close the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

In 2009, it would be the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.


Vacancy Eliminations
Next, the 2009 budget will eliminate a total of 1,346 vacancies - including 818 in the corporate fund - at a savings of $48.5 million across all funds, and $29 million in the corporate fund.

Additional 2009 Management Steps

Outsourcing Police IT Help Desk to Unisys:

$1 Million
By utilizing the existing Unisys contract to provide IT help desk services at the Police Department, the City will eliminate 26 internal Police Department positions, providing a net savings of $1 million.

WHILE WE ARE AT IT, WHY NOT COMBINE THE STATE, COUNTY, & CITY OFFICIALS..BLAGO, STROGER, DALEY ARE ALL INTERCHANGEABLE AT THIS POINT-- ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!

10/20/2008 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Mayor giving back three days pay?
Will they occur during his tax funded vacation, one six per year?

10/20/2008 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does this mean that we as taxpayers in this cesspool of a county can demand fiscal responsibility by our "elected" officials or else we will not pay taxes. if daley can say you will do this or else i will lay people off, then i say run the city like a business and not like a playground for the politically connected or i will cease to pay taxes. fair trade off ?????

10/20/2008 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doze guys tink dey kin mess wid me? I'm da mayor. I'll git rid ah all ah dem. I got lots uh friends dat needs jobs. An dey know da meaning of loyalty.

I don't care bout dem workers. I'll git new workers. All dem Mexican immigrants dat I let stay here kin work dem jobs. Dems good people. Dey breed a lot an vote for me. Der kids is gonna vote fer me.

I'll give dem da jobs an da money. Dey know how tings is done. Look at Mexico. Ders lots of corruption der. Dats why dey fit in so good here. Dey know how tings wurk. Dey give me sumptin an dey get somtin from me. Now all dem people workin in Chicago kin pay fer dem. Dey got it easy anyhowz. Not like me. I earned everyting I ever got. No one took care ah me.

10/20/2008 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words:

TERM LIMITS!!!!!!!!!!!

10/20/2008 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the unpublished commentator:

Read the quote again:

No word about cutting over burdened social spending that benefits illegals and other non productive members of society.

illegals and other non productive members

For all we know, your English friend is a completely productive member of society. He would be exactly the type of person whom social programs were developed (as long as he's legally here). These were temporary safety nets to assist those having difficulty. They were never meant to support five and six generations of people too lazy to pull themselves out of squalor using our tax money.

So sorry you can't see what's plain as the nose on your face and we're truly sorry you lack basic reading comprehension skills. But narrow-minded liberals such as yourself refuse to see truth for what it is.

Bye.

10/20/2008 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city has money for GPS systems on all the squad cars though. It's funny how they always seem to have money when it suits them. GPS, alderman raises, Michael Reese Hospital purchases, olympics, casinos, silver beans in parks. Well you get the picture.

10/20/2008 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous von stauffenberg said...

Sieg heil, Mayor Daley!

Long live Komrade Obama and the USSA!

10/20/2008 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me or do you feel the same about this dollar for grades school program being offered by Mayor Shortshanks? I agree that many minorities in the inner city don't see tons of money but I've stopped plenty that had pockets full of cash. When asked how much they had they weren't even close to knowing the amount they had on their person. So that argument is out the window. When he talks about suburban kids getting cars and lavish vacations when they get good grades he's missing out on one very imortant point in these hard economic times- The parents are paying out of their pockets-Not taxpayer funds- stupid. The man has some serious mental defects and does everything based on politics. How can I keep people, who contribute virtually nothing to the good of society, happy and voting that democratic ticket. How is it he has the power to discriminate against white kids in either catholic and public schools who don't receive cars and vacations from city working parents that are struggling to make ends meet? What a POS.

10/20/2008 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As time goes by and we get to really see what Shortshanks is like we come to realize what a debt of gratitude we owe to Former Chicago Treasurer Miriam Santos.

She single handedly defended our pension fund against hostile takeover by Richard M Daley (Shortshanks) and thereby embarrassed the mayor and earned herself a felony conviction orchestrated by her one time mentor, the very same Richard M Daley.

If not for Miriam Santos, Shortshanks would have control over our pension fund. Just imagine what he would have done with those billions if he were calling the shots at how and where those funds could be invested. "Trust me" he said. Yeah Right.

Miriam, where ever you are, Thank You from a grateful police officer. I am hoping that someday Daley can get the shaft the way he gave it to you.

10/20/2008 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Two words:

TERM LIMITS!!!!!!!!!!!

10/20/2008 06:51:00 AM



regarding Shortshanks I like these combinations better:

convicted felon

former Mayor

10/20/2008 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Carothers to get Commander of Gang Intelligence.

Dean Andrews to get Deputy Chief of Organized Crime

Leo Schmidtz to get double bumped to Chief of Organized Crime

10/20/2008 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous KARL MARX said...

SOCIALISM IS MERELY THE TRANSITIONAL PHASE BETWEEN CAPITALISM AND COMMUNISM.

10/20/2008 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous U GOT PROBLEMS! said...

THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE BRASS FROM THE ACADEMY BECAUSE ITS A WASTE OF MONEY. IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY RECRUITS OR A SMALL NUMBER GO THROUGH THE ACADEMY JUST NEEDS A SGT. TO RUN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS. GET RID OF YOUR POLITICAL SPOTS FIRST NOT THE WORKING SPOTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO TEACH RECRUITS.

10/20/2008 12:33:00 AM


Dude, get a life! Stop Stalking "MT"! You got launched, chubbie, move on with your life! Go get a job selling womens shoes, or as a cashiere somewhere. GET OVER IT!

10/20/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic but remember to bring your own firepower on Nov 4th and keep it in your trunk. No matter what happens win or lose the unrest will happen. If you need to go to that trunk than you won't have to worry about your job you will be trying to save you and your partners life!

10/20/2008 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxpayer Shutdown Day. Comin Soon; Just don't pay, can't come after us all. Make em straighten out the blatant Thievery or get NO revenue in Crook County... What can they really do? We'll just owe em, like everyone else..

10/20/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no such thing as a free lunch, except in chicago, where their is a free breakfast too. (free dinner around the corner you will see) while parent tools around in an escalade.

10/20/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Lay Them Off Batman!!!

Seniority counts for something buddy and when things are tough. The tough decisions should be made on seniority a basis only!

It is a big mistake for any union to accept Da Mayor's offer. Because of the politico whore he is Da Mayor will only ask for more and more days off. Eventually employees will be asked to agree to unpaid furloughs. After all they don't work when on vacation. They can get a second job on there days off.

Da mayor and alderman won't take ANY hits on their pay or budget. I wonder why these idiot city workers work so hard to get them re-elected for such a pay-back?

You might ask yourself this question. What effect does this Union's bending on this issue have on us? Well my friends that's exactly how WE police and fireman lost our medical coverage. During decision time the arbitrator pointed to the other unions and said they did it so can you. So we all got fucked.

And that's what at stake here. If cuts need to be made then seniority is and only will be the acceptable solution.

There's one thing most of you haven't realized. You can run for Mayor and Alderman. Perhaps some of you retiring might want the job?

Why not.

10/20/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Daly's war chest. A few years back I read he had more than a few million that he gets to keep. Why can't he GIVE back the money the citizens gave him?

10/20/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the 25 million spent to "fix" the B. Fountain? I mean who cares right now about that project? Thats many jobs saved right there.

10/20/2008 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am not a cop, just an office worker living in the western burbs.

Due to a divorce, I have lost over half my income. While I pay for the kids's insurance, she gets her's free from the state.

She went on vacation the last two weeks( I am sure on the child support money) But since I had to take off of work, I did my shopping during the day instead of late night. Wow, what a change in scenery. Besides the elderly, I was one of the few not using a link card. Many people who did not speak English ( Mexican, Middle Eastern) Or else Black or fat white women with a black guy.

Not an upper class burb, but far enough west that it is 90% white, or so I thought until I went grocery shopping. Just how easy is it to get a Link card?

10/20/2008 12:46:00 AM

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Thanks for joining the "awaked crowd" of Americans!! Theses social programs need to be slashed like now! Keep giving away the house and the house will fall. Obamas trickle up poverty plan is more of the Ill. poverty pimping catering tothe lowest and weakest

10/20/2008 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do all those trips to China by the Mayor count as vacation time? Probably not because those are hard working trips where he is trying to get the Olympics here. Lets face it, he wants the Olympics in Chicago so that it can be a part of his legacy as he cares nothing about others. Sorry, yes he does, he cares about all those hard working illegal aliens living like parasites off the City of Chicago.

10/20/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obamas new bright idea that should haunt hime but who knows, white guilt is such a heavy burden...is licenses for illegals. Link licenses, section 8 what else will they take???

10/20/2008 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cmdr Franklin was re-assigned as an Inspector, while Cmdr Evans was offered another Cmdr's job, but turned it down to retire.
He values his health, and I don't blame him.

10/20/2008 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE BRASS FROM THE ACADEMY BECAUSE ITS A WASTE OF MONEY. IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY RECRUITS OR A SMALL NUMBER GO THROUGH THE ACADEMY JUST NEEDS A SGT. TO RUN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS. GET RID OF YOUR POLITICAL SPOTS FIRST NOT THE WORKING SPOTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO TEACH RECRUITS.

10/20/2008 12:33:00 AM


While I don't agree with whomever is always posting about how awful the academy staff is I do think there is a point to be made here. If they are only intending to hire 200 for all of 2009 it should be done immediately (in January) so that the recruits could be available by June. Anything else is a stall tactic to make Daley look good by having two graduating classes.
A friend, who used to work for the academy, told me they haven't begun the hiring from the June of 06 list, but are going ahead with testing for the later in the year test takers, July and Nov 06 (I think those were the other test dates). How much money are they wasting giving POWER tests, drug tests, medical tests and psychological tests/screenings? All for people who won't be hired on for over a year or more?

In this time of "tight" budgets and district shortages this simply doesn't make sense. I'm not saying return them all back to the street but I would bet that the staffing was designed for training & hiring at or near the rate that officers were leaving the job. Now that idea has been thrown out why not proportionally reduce the training staff to better reflect 09 hiring and use the rest of the staff in districts that desperately need them.

10/20/2008 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is all the money going????

10/20/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is only one good reason I am voting for McCain!

And thats because it will hurt Mayor daley. And all I want to do is cause him as much grief as I can.

10/20/2008 12:58:00 AM

If that is the only reason you are voting for McCain....you have not been paying attention!

10/20/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good I hope the shit city goes to hell, I'll watch it burn from my rooftop as I load my magazines...

10/20/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laski's Driver takes a stand !!!!

Why no cuts for schools?
Mayor Daley is cutting many things with a sharp sword, things that are vital like police and streets and sanitation. Why in these hectic "budget crunch" times is the mayor not looking at cutting the Chicago public school system? Look at your tax bills -- this monstrosity takes the most from homeowners. Maybe we need to stand up and say "No more new schools, we are over capacity!" Why do we allow all the illegals into the system, which drains our schools, health care, Link cards, that we pay for? If we just stopped allowing the practice of using Chicago as a "sanctuary city" for this illegal activity and violating federal laws we would have a nice "budget surplus." How about an extra tax if your children are using the Chicago public school system?

Thomas Lally, Chicago

10/20/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Budget:

See the pic in today's Trib? (20 Oct 08)

Eddie Foi Gras sporting his double buttoned, double breasted ,double$$$'ed suit

Strutting well ahead of his zebra skinned clad wife

on their way to the theater ?

Did we pick up the parking tab?
($22.00) for an evening of theater going or did the "security men wait" really ripping off the taxpayers?

curious minds who are being financially raped by this city's administrators want to know.

10/20/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason that Shortshanks won't cut his and Burkes's valet details is that they both would become shutins.

No one in the Daley family nor the Burke familiy knows how to drive a car.

All have been chauffered all of thier papmered lives.

So it's only fair that the taxpayers pay 2/3 million per year to drive these witless parasites around .

Remember, keep voting democrat or Daley and Burke won't be able to go out anymore.

10/20/2008 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term limits? Hell no.....elections...vote these bastards out.

A vote for ANY democrat, no matter what the position, strengthens Daley.

10/20/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Reverend Al said...

Here’s a true story, lovingly told by Reverend Al. Don’t worry, it’s not a bullshit war story; I don’t tell any of those. It’s designed to help you guys who feel aggrieved put things into perspective. So, whether you’re mad because you aren’t on the short list for superintendent, your heroism has been overlooked, the seat in your squad car don’t match the shape of your butt, or the dental plan won‘t pay for gold teeth, read on.
At one time, it was Department policy to dump, every year or so, a bunch of dicks
to keep the survivors on their toes. Naturally, dicks with chinamen were exempt, no matter what kind of dog ass they were. I was a dog ass dick without clout, so after one such dump, I found myself back in a car in 007. I developed a serious case of nervous shits, rode the medical, then went on disability.
Meanwhile, I took a course in commercial refrigeration and got a job fixing freezers and such in supermarkets, the idea being to eventually buy the business and get rich. Right. Here’s a newsflash. In the real world, if you don’t work, get the job done, and solve the problem, you don’t get paid. Sometimes you get stiffed anyway. Whereas, when was the last time a copper found his paycheck light because he didn’t catch the crook or solve the crime?
One bitter cold day, as I climbed down from the icy roof of a supermarket after spending an hour up there working on a condenser, I met a dick that I knew from Area 3.
He held his free coffee in one hand, his free sweet-roll in the other, and had a free newspaper under his arm. He was caught up on his typing, and on his way to Marquette Park to read. We had a nice chat, then he got in his unmarked car and left.
Next day, I called the Pension Board to announce I was cured, and ask to be re-instated. A month later, I was back in a beat car in 007, a wiser, happier dog ass. The job is what you make it. Reverend Al knows and cares.

10/20/2008 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Current and retired, cops or not cops; Richie how many city employees past and present are going to line up to piss on your grave?

10/20/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just how easy is it to get a Link card?

10/20/2008 12:46:00 AM


3 easy steps

1. Refuse to work
2. Refuse to look for work
3. Go to a church in the hood and they will fill everything out for you- get your card AND some of your electric bill paid too...

10/20/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this is third party info so I dont know how reliable it is. Maybe someone out there can confirm it. I heard that 800+ officers that are on light duty or limmited duty will be gone the 1st of the year. The city is offerring for every 5 yr of service 1 yr of light/limited duty. So if you are a p.o. with 25 yrs on the job and you have been on limited/light duty for 6yrs you are automactically gone, you will have to seek permanent duty disability. If you havent expired the time the city permits look for several officers to experience a miracle cure and return to full duty, thats if they find a Dr. that will sign the release. Well FOP is this true or just rumors from a p.o. that used to work at HQ with the medical section?

10/20/2008 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayo has a plan for taking $ out of CPD pockets since he cannot give us 3 days off or else the city shuts down. His plan is to nic each one of us every time he can. His goal is to average about $2,500.00 a year per PO. Look for more inspectors and the demand on white shirts to get tough on uniform inspections / promptness to name a few. My advice to the Mayo would be to walk softly and not carry a stick because he will have no department left if he starts this. But he does have his puppy in charge who will bark when told to!!!!

10/20/2008 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any truth to the rumor that Cmdr Bob Evans was forced to retire and Cmdr John Franklin was dumped????
Supposedly happened on Friday.
Anyone else dumped.....

10/20/2008 12:27:00 AM

There was also a civilian "commander" dumped from HQ. Dont know his name. Friday commander from TRUE will be the latest casualty. He already said his good byes to the three companies. Little does he know his buddy "erkle" is the one with the knife in his back to get his spot.

10/20/2008 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, but related to King Richie's stupid sanctuary city declaration...

WASHINGTON -- (AP) The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether people picked up on immigration violations also can face charges of identity theft if they use Social Security and other identification numbers that happen to belong to others.

Federal prosecutors have increasingly been bringing the more serious identity theft charges against undocumented immigrants, including many who were arrested in raids on meatpacking plants...

10/20/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Evans was told that his spot at traffic was going to be eliminated. He was offered another command spot, but opted to retire. A real gentleman. Sad to see him go. They are going to place mass transit and the airports under investigative services and eliminate Strategic Services. It will be interesting to see where Sodini and Shields go to.

10/20/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a cop, just an office worker living in the western burbs.

Due to a divorce, I have lost over half my income. While I pay for the kids's insurance, she gets her's free from the state.

She went on vacation the last two weeks( I am sure on the child support money) But since I had to take off of work, I did my shopping during the day instead of late night. Wow, what a change in scenery. Besides the elderly, I was one of the few not using a link card. Many people who did not speak English ( Mexican, Middle Eastern) Or else Black or fat white women with a black guy.

Not an upper class burb, but far enough west that it is 90% white, or so I thought until I went grocery shopping. Just how easy is it to get a Link card?

10/20/2008 12:46:00 AM

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anyone can get one other than a white middle class male. go to food 4 less in alsip, you'll be the only one paying with cash or a debit/credit card

10/20/2008 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering has anyone ever heard Obama talk about CHANGE in regards to the city, county or state. I didn't think so Richie would have castrated him!!!!! This state will be the model for the rest of the country !!! Wow were in trouble.........

10/20/2008 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.)How much do we spend on illegal aliens as a sanctuary city? I do know that 1/3 of CPS students are illegals or the spawn thereof.

2.)How much is ObamaFest in Grant Park going to cost? Gangbangers are already revved up to attend.

10/20/2008 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big welcome home for Picardis brother from the federal pen. Went to jail for stealing from the board of ed, faking contracts just like his brother at streets and san

10/20/2008 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has McHugh or Walsh had any city projects cancelled yet?

10/20/2008 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE BRASS FROM THE ACADEMY BECAUSE ITS A WASTE OF MONEY. IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY RECRUITS OR A SMALL NUMBER GO THROUGH THE ACADEMY JUST NEEDS A SGT. TO RUN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS. GET RID OF YOUR POLITICAL SPOTS FIRST NOT THE WORKING SPOTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO TEACH RECRUITS.

10/20/2008 12:33:00 AM

A sgt to handle a staff of one hundred personnel and recruits from the suburbs and city. Plus all of the inservice classes???? You are a complete asshole. Every day you post your hatred and bullshit. You would be surprised at all of the task performed at academy. Now crawl back into your hole, little man.

10/20/2008 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
any truth to the rumor that Cmdr Bob Evans was forced to retire and Cmdr John Franklin was dumped????
Supposedly happened on Friday.
Anyone else dumped.....

10/20/2008 12:27:00 AM

All true franklin is an ispector now and Evans is a Captain, Evans is a great guy who actually stood for something, and again as proven if you look out for fellow officers you are demoted! God bless You Bob Evans you ahve been and always will be a great gentleman! There are many rats at the top, especially the ones the mayor sent over!

10/20/2008 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The payroll department over at the OEMC is getting ready to cash out the accrued comp time of all call takers and dispatchers who have any amount of time over 40 hours on the books. This will amount to hundreds of hours of comp time being paid out against the wishes of most employees. Where is the money coming from to finance that BS move??

10/20/2008 12:33:00 AM

maybe the skyway deals or daleys "secret fubding treasure?"

10/20/2008 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITs okay to layoff & vote yourself a raise!! Cmon! Wheres the press!

10/20/2008 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a thought.

We need to get all of these city budget woes, including Shortshanks rants on the international news. I don't just mean CNN, let's get this shit on the A.P. (Associated Press), U.P.I. (United Press International), S.I.N. (Spanish International Network) Reuters and all the rest.

If the whole world sees what financial trouble we are having and what an idiot is running the show maybe they will send the mega-expensive Olympics elsewhere.

Just one thing, so it does not get lost in translation, can we get the mayor's sputtering in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Klingon....

10/20/2008 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a JOKE.... Take away the job of a $40,000-50,000 a year city worker that actually works. The aldurecreatures give their non-working asses a raise. Get rid of the real fat at jobs making over $100,000 a year. Cut the programs for the non-working class.

10/20/2008 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger chicago guy said...

If the city is so short of money, let's drop the gun ban case and save millions. Then charge gunowners for a "Chicago Foid Card" this brings in an additional 10 bucks a head from all the gun owners. (sounds like a plan to me, and I've never heard of Daley turning down a revenue stream.)

10/20/2008 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the MEWS MEDIA start going after the aldercreatures that gave their selfs a raise when they vote to lay off workers??????

10/20/2008 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the skyway deals or daleys "secret fubding treasure?"

10/20/20
=================
What's a 'fubding?'

10/20/2008 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this time of "tight" budgets and district shortages this simply doesn't make sense. I'm not saying return them all back to the street but I would bet that the staffing was designed for training & hiring at or near the rate that officers were leaving the job. Now that idea has been thrown out why not proportionally reduce the training staff to better reflect 09 hiring and use the rest of the staff in districts that desperately need them.

10/20/2008 09:55:00 AM

Because 35th street cannot decide the future. Mayor will not hire up front. Rather he will spread out hiring throughout the year. Academy cannot make plans as Daley will not make decisions for the future. Academy is lucky to get two weeks notice of a new class.

10/20/2008 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was also a civilian "commander" dumped from HQ. Dont know his name. Friday commander from TRUE will be the latest casualty. He already said his good byes to the three companies. Little does he know his buddy "erkle" is the one with the knife in his back to get his spot.

Cloaw, "erkle" is taking a Chief's job in the suburbs, J Garrido has this spot locked up, but it will not be as an exempt but as a commanding officer, the only perk is that he gets a car and overtime.

10/20/2008 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10/20/2008 11:31:00AM poster:

It is NOT 800 limited duty PO's. It is more like 350 -400.
And yes, check out the citys proposal under the current contract (fop website) it states:

Article 18–Disability Income
Section 18-3(a)–Non-IOD Limited Duty
Offers officers up to one year of limited duty assignment for
every four years of seniority with a maximum of five years of
limited duty assignments
Officers in limited duty status on the date of implementation of
this provision who are in excess of the above terms have 180
days to return to a full duty status, exhaust medical roll time,
retire, resign, or apply for disability benefits.

So basically, the city wants to give you 1year of limited duty assignment for every five years on the job.
If you injure your back, have cancer, etc. YOU WILL ONLY GET 1YR FOR EVERY FIVE YRS YOU HAVE ON THE JOB!
If you have 7 years on the job and get cancer, beat cancer, and can come back to work but cannot work a beat car then you get one year on LD and then you are off the job for good!
No insurance, no pension, nothing!
Adios, see ya, goodbye, dont let the door hit you in the ass.

When this comes up for contract vote, DO NOT VOTE FOR A CONTRACT THAT HAS THIS WORDING IN IT!!!!!

10/20/2008 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Big welcome home for Picardis brother from the federal pen. Went to jail for stealing from the board of ed, faking contracts just like his brother at streets and san

10/20/2008 03:05:00 PM

what has his big brother mike done at streets and san? We do know he was at fleet and butchered our fleet budget nice new cars thanks to picardi and his street crew! Thuglife lives!

10/20/2008 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Current and retired, cops or not cops; Richie how many city employees past and present are going to line up to piss on your grave?

10/20/2008 11:00:00 AM"



Why wait?


Piss on his ego, by voting his sorry ass out of office.

Start by voting NO on all judicial retention, voting for anyone BUT an Incumbent city, county or state dumbocrat, or retardican quesling, and voting NO to the Con Con question.


Then, come the next election, put every Incumbent hack seeking reelection in your voting crosshairs and squeeze......

10/20/2008 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
The payroll department over at the OEMC is getting ready to cash out the accrued comp time of all call takers and dispatchers who have any amount of time over 40 hours on the books.<<<

When I started, we get only hour for hour time for overtime. If you had over 40 hours on the books when your furlough rolled afround you just flat out lost them.

I would love to have that time/money back now.

10/20/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Guy said
If the city is so short of money, let's drop the gun ban case and save millions. Then charge gunowners for a "Chicago Foid Card" this brings in an additional 10 bucks a head from all the gun owners. (sounds like a plan to me, and I've never heard of Daley turning down a revenue stream.)

10/20/2008 05:41:00 PM

Don't give the sob any ideas. His new budget already includes a 200% increase on the yearly firearms registration fee.
"Increase gun registration fee from $20 to $60 per firearm"
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1222642,mayor-daley-budget-highlights-101508.article

10/20/2008 08:37:00 PM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Blogger chicago guy said...

If the city is so short of money, let's drop the gun ban case and save millions. Then charge gunowners for a "Chicago Foid Card" this brings in an additional 10 bucks a head from all the gun owners. (sounds like a plan to me, and I've never heard of Daley turning down a revenue stream.)

10/20/2008 05:41:00 PM

Better idea: Drop the gun ban case and give the Chicago state reps and senators permission to join with the rest of the state and pass "shall issue" concealed carry. The state gets the license application fees, and the city or county sheriff gets a cut for fingerprinting and photographing the applicants.

Bonus - The bangers and scumbags suddenly have a new problem. Is that solid citizen (read potential victim) armed or not? Am I going to get a wallet and credit cards from him or a bullet? Am I going to get a fine piece of tail or my Johnson shot off?

ECS

10/20/2008 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Taxpayer Shutdown Day. Comin Soon; Just don't pay, can't come after us all. Make em straighten out the blatant Thievery or get NO revenue in Crook County... What can they really do? We'll just owe em, like everyone else..

10/20/2008 09:13:00 AM"


Let's presume, for argument's sake, that you are seriously proposing that those whom you refer to as 'taxpayers' actually refuse to pay taxes.


Now, first off, we, the taxpayers, must identify and determine how we are, each as individuals, directly taxed.


1. If we own real property, we are taxed via the Property Tax Bills we receive twice each year, consisting of a 1st Installment bill and a 2nd Installment bill.


2. Whether we own real property or not, we all pay Sales Taxes on our purchases, taxes which are collected by retailers whom we can choose, or not choose, to make our purchases from.


3. If we own and operate motor vehicles which are registered within the city's boundaries, we pay the yearly city tax commonly referred to as a 'city sticker'. If we own and operate motor vehicles within the boundaries of Cook County, but outside of the boundaries of the city of chicago, we pay a yearly county tax commonly known as a 'county sticker'.


4. If we, in the course of operating a business, or practicing our chosen profession, are required to be licensed by the city, (or county), to purchase a permit from the city, (or county), we pay a fee, which is to say, a tax, for the privilege of doing business within the boundaries of the city, (or county).


5. Another tax imposed upon those doing business is the ever popular 'head tax'. (Google it, if you can stomach what you'll find out about it.)


6. Then there are the myriad of 'taxes' masquerading as 'fines' imposed for 'violating' a virtually endless and ever increasing encyclopedia of 'city ordinances', whose primary purposes are to 'generate' revenue, aka 'pick the pockets of the unfortunate'. (granted, some city ordinances exist for genuinely useful purposes, and the fines imposed are intended to encourage, or discourage, as the case may be, behaviors beneficial, or detrimental, to the citizens, but, as we all know so well, many exist solely to impose fines upon the city's residents for doing nothing more wrong than living here.)


7. Though the individual taxpayer also pays a variety of taxes indirectly, via the increased cost of goods and services provided by the businesses located within the boundaries of this city and county, thus increasing the cost of living within this city and county, the impracticality of avoiding paying these indirect taxes, by totally boycotting all businesses located within the city and county boundaries, is not pertinent to the discussion at hand.



So, if the suggested 'Taxpayer Shutdown Day' is a serious one, one must consider the consequences of such an action.



1. Per Property Taxes, one day means nothing. Refuse to pay at all and your real property is put up for auction, via your unpaid property taxes being put up for auction. A lengthy process, and a very profitable one, for those who succeed in purchasing your unpaid taxes and, eventually, acquiring your, formally, real property.


2. Other than not purchasing ANYTHING, from a licensed business, within the boundaries of the city and the county, there is no way to NOT pay sales taxes. Need I say more?


3. As long as the motor vehicle you own is registered within the boundaries of the city or county, you will be required to pay the yearly tax known as a vehicle sticker.


4. As long as you operate a business which the city, or county, requires you to license, you will have to pay for said business license.


5. As long as you operate a business within the boundaries of the city, you will be billed the 'head tax'.


6. As long as you reside within the boundaries of the city, or are present within the boundaries of the city, you are constantly at risk of violating some ordinance. The only way to avoid this is to either know all the ordinances and avoid violating any of them or to not reside or be present within the boundaries of the city.



So, as can be seen, the only way the citizens can hope to not pay taxes is if those who are paid to enforce the rules governing the imposition of said taxes do not enforce said rules.


What is the likelihood of that ever happening?

10/20/2008 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What's a 'fubding?'

10/20/2008 07:16:00 PM"


It's funding gone fubar.

10/20/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because 35th street cannot decide the future. Mayor will not hire up front. Rather he will spread out hiring throughout the year. Academy cannot make plans as Daley will not make decisions for the future. Academy is lucky to get two weeks notice of a new class.

10/20/2008 07:26:00 PM

Wow I didn't realize the hiring system is that fucked up that they don't even get to set their own timeline or agenda.

10/20/2008 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before Shortshanks goes to the joint, he'll beg the Court for daily epidurals, a bucket of vaseline and soap-on-a-rope.

Sic your bitch, Bubba!

10/20/2008 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that Chicago, a sanctuary city, now has the highest county tax in the nation proves-out that illegals do NOT contribute more then they produce AND that they are a drain on the local economy.

If it were true that they did produce more then they consume, Chicago would in turn have one of the LOWEST county taxes in the country.

VTY,
Buck Naked

10/21/2008 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the 25 million spent to "fix" the B. Fountain? I mean who cares right now about that project? Thats many jobs saved right there.

10/20/2008 09:33:00 AM
________________________________
The 25 million for the Clarence Buckingham Fountain is coming from the perpetual fund originally set up when it was installed in 1927, from corporate donations and from a public fund-raising effort that even you can contribute to. http://restorethefountain.com/index.html

It is set to re-open the week the Olympic committee returns to Chicago. I'm sure that's just a coincidence, though.

Let's put it this way; if money comes up short, it's going to come from the big pro-Olympics contributors. Perhaps it'll be the Buckingham-Walsh Construction Fountain in the near future.

10/21/2008 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous MISSY, PARKING TICKET "GURU" said...

Hi people, Missy here again.

I have to say "I am red faced mad" people. Why are all of you people saying these false things about our beloved Mayor. This man treats us like his family people.

But...All I ever-ever hear is the Mayor is not a nice man. Why are we short money to run this city. One reason PEOPLE. You people do not write parkers and give the mayor revenue he needs so bad.

He pays us well as it is. I say let us vote and tell our mayor we will work a week without pay to help him.

I told this to my uncle Tom Byrne (rtd) about my suggestion, he said,
" Missy, I bet you can get people to work a week for free". "Go for it"

I am telling my comdr. today, that next week I want to work a week without pay. Also, I will write 2,000 parker for our beloved Mayor.

I told you people last time I had good news about my partner, Amber!!

Yes people, she left my side to work for the mayors body guard detail. All becuase the mayor loves all the parkers she brought in. Worker are REWARDED people.

Take some time and think, write a 100 parkers a day people. The mayor told my uncle Tom that we WILL get that 1 1/2 % raise for 3 years as the mayor said he would.

I say give the Mayor a big "YIPPIE" people.

Ira, my lawyer husband told me tonight, that he will bring me to Grant Park after Sen. Obama is elected our commander in chief.

So, people, look your best if you get the honor to work that night.

Ira told me because of his working with A.C.L.U., he will be a big shot working for President Obama in the white house. Can you imagine me, Missy going to the white house for a dinner. I am 175 pounds so I may have to lose a couple of pounds to get into my prom dress.

I am so excited people!!!

Love you all & stay safe.
Missy 001 district
(parking ticket guru)

10/21/2008 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Layoffs and the holiday's are coming what an old scrooge!

10/21/2008 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next Mayoral election we know what to do is to rally against Daley. HE NEEDS TO GO!!!

10/21/2008 07:15:00 AM  
Blogger Jus Rhymz said...

Officer this comment bothers me."No word about cutting over burdened social spending that benefits illegals and other non productive members of society."

How is this police force not fitting in that category? Non productive? Dude downtown they sell crack in front of TJ max, non productive cops in uniform and undercover either are blind or dont care to stop it. The same kids running the same basketball charity scams I have seen from 10 years old are now 16 running the same scam in the same area. Non productive? The police force should be privatitized. Officers should get paid based on quality of bust not quanity because nothing discuss me more then to watch you professionals clock in 8 hours of work arresting drunk bums all day from loitering. Non productive, from police chief the highest paid in the city with crime growin and growin as fast as his net worth. I respect cops I had lunch with one for the first time in my life today,but any public servant paid by the city is non productive. Cops have no business being ticket writers, what is the gun for??? Non productive, this blog is probally being written while your on duty complaining about illegals as if if I called you to the southwest side you would fill your paddy wagon with my entire block. Non productive???? I love cops man, but you guys work for the city, and the city is not productive for anyone but Daley's machine. Criminals run this city, I hate that but its true.

10/21/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Chicago Guy said
If the city is so short of money, let's drop the gun ban case and save millions. Then charge gunowners for a "Chicago Foid Card" this brings in an additional 10 bucks a head from all the gun owners. (sounds like a plan to me, and I've never heard of Daley turning down a revenue stream.)

10/20/2008 05:41:00 PM

Don't give the sob any ideas. His new budget already includes a 200% increase on the yearly firearms registration fee.
"Increase gun registration fee from $20 to $60 per firearm"
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1222642,mayor-daley-budget-highlights-101508.article

10/20/2008 08:37:00 PM<<<

I was wondering why there was that push to get non-duty weapons regestered.

10/21/2008 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a shutdown of all city services on the days when the Olympic Committee visits. All of the shortchanged shafted employees of Shortshanks converge on their hotels wearing rags and let them know what we think of spending our money on a monument to da' mayor. Let that get on to the international news. Find the bribe stories to the Olympic officials, the scholarships for their kids to the U of C, and lakefront condos at our expense.

Where are the real reporters?

10/21/2008 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MISSY, PARKING TICKET "GURU" said...
Hi people, Missy here again.

I have to say "I am red faced mad" people. Why are all of you people saying these false things about our beloved Mayor. This man treats us like his family people.

But...All I ever-ever hear is the Mayor is not a nice man. Why are we short money to run this city. One reason PEOPLE. You people do not write parkers and give the mayor revenue he needs so bad.

He pays us well as it is. I say let us vote and tell our mayor we will work a week without pay to help him.

I told this to my uncle Tom Byrne (rtd) about my suggestion, he said,
" Missy, I bet you can get people to work a week for free". "Go for it"

I am telling my comdr. today, that next week I want to work a week without pay. Also, I will write 2,000 parker for our beloved Mayor.

I told you people last time I had good news about my partner, Amber!!

Yes people, she left my side to work for the mayors body guard detail. All becuase the mayor loves all the parkers she brought in. Worker are REWARDED people.

Take some time and think, write a 100 parkers a day people. The mayor told my uncle Tom that we WILL get that 1 1/2 % raise for 3 years as the mayor said he would.

I say give the Mayor a big "YIPPIE" people.

Ira, my lawyer husband told me tonight, that he will bring me to Grant Park after Sen. Obama is elected our commander in chief.

So, people, look your best if you get the honor to work that night.

Ira told me because of his working with A.C.L.U., he will be a big shot working for President Obama in the white house. Can you imagine me, Missy going to the white house for a dinner. I am 175 pounds so I may have to lose a couple of pounds to get into my prom dress.

I am so excited people!!!

Love you all & stay safe.
Missy 001 district
(parking ticket guru)

10/21/2008 12:24:00 AM

...............

Hey Missy,
If you are 175 lbs Ira is Fu$king his Secretary behind your back.

Stay Safe.

10/21/2008 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adios, see ya, goodbye, dont let the door hit you in the ass.




However those with juice will stay.

10/21/2008 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Criminals run this city, I hate that but its true.

10/21/2008 01:32:00 PM"



You should know, posting your comment from your city hall office.

10/22/2008 05:38:00 AM  

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