Monday, January 19, 2009

Cops to Washington

  • Nearly 50 officers from the Chicago Police Department are heading to Washington, D.C. to help with managing crowds for the presidential inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

    Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says the 48 officers have been chosen for their expertise.

    Police say the absence of the officers won't affect the day-to-day operations of the agency in Chicago.
Expertise? Expertise in what?

We heard that the reason that this won't affect day-to-day operations is that each officer was required to bid a furlough segment during the Inauguration window. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of coppers who bid a 1A or 1B furlough segment and didn't get picked for Washington. So unless they know how to ski or have plane reservations for somewhere warm, they pretty much screwed themselves for no apparent benefit.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, my unit didn't see the pitch for the D.C. gig until AFTER furlough picks were over. Was it really posted before picks?

Not that any of our people were going to ask to go, anyway. They're all KMA and like to go to warm places with nice beaches on their furloughs.

1/19/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

I WANT 2 KNOW WHAT THEY R GETTING PAID?

IT SHOULD BE AROUND THE CLOCK!

WHAT KINDA OF MEAL S R THEY EATING ON MY TAX DOLLARS?

HOW MUCH WAS THE FLIGHT?

WHAT EXEMPTS WENT AND HOW MUCH R THEY GETTING PAID?

I COULD CARE LESS WHO VOLUNTEERED!!!

1/19/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

snicker snicker snicker...

Expertise in what??? The faces I saw on TV, and the ones I know who "volunteered" are experts in the art in being a canis familarus a.k.a. DOGS.

Also what was up with that big cowboy hat??

Fricken democrats

1/19/2009 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

expertise in being old and fat.

1/19/2009 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never underestimate "expertise" at fellatio.

1/19/2009 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nearly 50 officers [mushes] from the Chicago Police Department are heading to Washington, D.C

1/19/2009 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight...these people are taking their furlough to go somewhere cold to work???

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
-Albert Einstein

1/19/2009 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid is as stupid does Forrest

1/19/2009 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether you like Barack Obama or not, THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING! I can understand the pride that many people and Officers have in this Presidential Inaugeration. BUT...

Wouldn't it just suck to be assigned to some godforsaken stationary post somewhere FREEZING off body parts, NOT near the ceremony, NOT near the parade route, NOT near the motorcade, or seemingly with NO SIGNIFICANCE at all? OR EVEN WORSE...

"...there are a bunch of coppers who bid a 1A or 1B furlough segment and didn't get picked for Washington. So unless they know how to ski or have plane reservations for somewhere warm, they pretty much screwed themselves for no apparent benefit..."

Well, I guess the guys that Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis "chose for their expertise" will at least get another Ribbon for their uniform!

; ]

1/19/2009 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weis says they were chosen, for expertise! No sir they were chosen for not thinking! If they were chosen the trip would be all comped and not using any furlough time otherwise dumb move! Hey boss maybe you could of sent swat after all they get all the overtime at the airports due to their excellent skills! LOL! Maybe since swat gets the bonus of working all the easy o.t. at the airports without regards to seniority, why not force a 1 period furlough they could all go!

1/19/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to my knowledge it was based off of senority.

1/19/2009 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So unless they know how to ski or have plane reservations for somewhere warm, they pretty much screwed themselves for no apparent benefit."



Historically, the majority of child births in late summer and early fall can be traced back to the winter hibernation months.


You know, those chestnuts roasting by an open fire........

1/19/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did it in '05. We sent 300 coppers there.

You had to be on a tact team with days off during the inauguration and take two days time due for the others.

You got paid your salary, unless you went into overtime, which we did on two of the days.

Stayed at the Hilton where Reagan got shot. Got a per-diem check, which didn't cover the first day's bar bill.

Got assigned to the inaugural balls and froze my little balls off.

In case you were wondering, DC Police are just as fucked up as we are.

Travel was a cluster-fuck. The planes were too small for all our baggage. On the way home, they had to ship our bags via Amtrak. Got two extra days off due to no gun and no vest.

Cleared about 1400 bucks. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

1/19/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, only the CPD went to Washington?

What about my department, the Cook County Sheriff's Police? Nothing gets mentioned about us! We sent more policemen than Weis did and we don't even get a hint of a mention.

What about depleting our availability?

What about the ISP? they sent some troops as well?

Oh well.

1/19/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to have these guys see history in the making...... Remember this is the man who didn't want any CPD in the camera shots on the night of his election speech. Go get 'em guys. Dumbasses.

1/19/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State Police sent 20 and the only experience they all have, if the numbers I heard are correct, are that 17 are black, one's a favorited female, and the other is a Korean I believe.

1/19/2009 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't cross the road to attend this clownfest.
The swearing in of BO is actually the funeral dirge of America.
The only history you will be watching is the death of a once free country

1/19/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ONLY thing that was a factor in who is going is the officers' seniority date.

I wish the media would just not say anything rather than not doing any research to know what they are talking about.

Isn't that what interns are for?

1/19/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says the 48 officers have been chosen for their expertise."

Fallatio.

1/19/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hand picked! chosen for their qualifications and expertise! uh more like if you're on furlough and you want to volunteer then uh okay you can go. 1 year on or 30. experience, specialty, award record, disciplinary record, arrest record, training - none of it matters. why cant Daley or Jody just tell the truth for once. Everytime they speak they have to lie. Even about something as small and easy as why and who the CPD is sending to Washington. Smoke n' Mirrors or Dog and Pony show; no matter what you call it, it's the Chicago way.

1/19/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea they picked 2 from my district to go and trust me they are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Maybe SUP meant people who wanna waste their furlough bowing to the liberal messiah that is gonna ruin this country

1/19/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it be known the ones that did not get picked got to re pick their furlo. The ones that did get picked were given the option to change their furlo to a baby and re pick the segment. We are being paid at the over time rate on tuesday we will be paid for 18 hours thus 24. When all is done we will get about 100 hrs OT.

1/19/2009 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

County Police were considered on duty. They did not have to use vacation time. All compensation was to come from D.C. Why the C.P.D. have to use vacation time?

1/19/2009 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA , PITY YOU I AM ON VACATION AND STAYING AT MY CONDO IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA, ITS COLD HERE TODAY 75 AND SUNNY, PLUS I VOTED FOR MCCAIN , HAVE FUN.

1/19/2009 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this a huge negative issue for this President? CPD did the same thing when Bush was elected twice and so and so on and so on!

I went for the Bush inaguration both times. I think these are very racist statements and I am not the color of the President Elect. This is something that is done for all Presidents.

I did not vote for this President so I thought it would be hypoocritical for me to attend, but I do respect the system I serve.

What you should be complaining about referencing tax dollars is why Weis is getting paid $300,000 plus a year, his boy Mike Masters (who hit a bicyclist, interefered with a major investigation and is listed in Box 2 on an arrest report from New Years, carries a gun and is not sowrn, sounds like a million dollar law suit waiting to happen) is getting paid $180,000 a year and all of his Fed buddies are getting paid more than any Lieutenant, but they are not offering us shit for our contract. The outside people took slots from well deserving veteran CPD people and they added a huge cost to the city. Instead of it being a raise of like $20,000.00 from a Lt or Commander, they added a whole additional $150,000 plus salary. Last I checked, it was 4 so that is at least $600,000 wasted!!!!!

Of all the years I have worked and saw this department go from bad to worst, this is truly the worst in history. Things will not get better until Jfed is OUT and anyone including an idiot like Cuello is placed as Superintendent!

1/19/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

expertise? in what? did you see the dogs in the bus?just a bunch of milquetoast suckholes!

1/19/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somewhat on topic. This exerpt is from the myrtle Beach newspaper...The writer is pastor of the Socastee Free Will Baptist Church.


Obama's city not a model for Washington
By Darren Squires
19 January 2009
Sun-News

I have a question to all of the president-elect's supporters:

Should we pull out of Iraq? If so, then perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago, too. Here are some stats on Chicago, just like we hear and read about Iraq:

The body count in the last six months: 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago with only 221 killed in Iraq.

Chicago. who runs it? Not the Taliban or the insurgents, but President-elect Obama, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Illinois House leader Mike Madigan, Attorney General Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike), Mayor Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley). Our leadership in Illinois - all Democrats. Wow, what a shock.

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can't blame the Republicans, there aren't any. But they are trying anyway.

The state pension fund is $41 billion in debt, worst in the country. The Cook County (Chicago) sales tax is 10.25 percent, highest in the country.

And you say President-elect Obama is going to bring a change to the White House. I agree.

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he's gonna fix Washington politics for us? Please.

1/19/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, once again you have all been misinformed. Those 50 officers are having the time of their lives. There assignment is to work in dress uniform at one of the Inaugural Balls on Tuesday. Until then they are stay out of trouble and enjoy this part of history. What they are experiencing is worth its weight in gold. For all of you naysayers, please don’t hate the player; hate the game :).

1/19/2009 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

It's only for a few days and you never know...it just might be nice to have a little fun away from here.

1/19/2009 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we were picking furloughs, I could not believe what I was seeing, coppers with 20 plus years taking a full 1 period & then high fiving it & shouting with glee cause they got a 1 full!!!! Like they were'nt gonna get it???? I got me a nice summer furlough thanks to them!!

1/19/2009 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell would want to go to that freak show?!

1/19/2009 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Obama look like he needs sun glasses every time he gives a speech??

1/19/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was seeing, coppers with 20 plus years taking a full 1 period & then high fiving it & shouting with glee cause they got a 1 full!!!

Your full of bullshit I,m here now and there is not one cop with more then 13 years on the job. What rumor would you like to start now?

1/19/2009 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for taking that January furlough. I just got a nice early summer / fall split with 3 years on the job. Suckers!

1/19/2009 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come it cost $150 Million for this celebration. A good portion is going to be paid by the tax payers. I don't understand in the state of the nations economy why couldn't this $$$$$ go to help others. I understand people want to clebrate "CHANGE" but, it's a little extreme andf the tax payers shouldn't have to pick up the tab.
By the way, did O'bama ever by for the rally on election night? Just more of the same.....

1/19/2009 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they didnt screw themselves over, they knew when they picked their furlo they might not get picked to go to washington. they would have been screwed if they were told they were for sure going to go there and didnt get picked.

1/19/2009 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I'd been able to get it with my time on the job and not had to effectively give up my furlough, I'd have gone to work the inauguration. Just think of how many happy, drunk women in their 20s there'll be!

1/19/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If I'd been able to get it with my time on the job and not had to effectively give up my furlough, I'd have gone to work the inauguration. Just think of how many happy, drunk women in their 20s there'll be!

1/19/2009 10:39:00 PM"



You sir are a genius, a fucking genius!

1/20/2009 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey, thanks for taking that January furlough. I just got a nice early summer / fall split with 3 years on the job. Suckers!

1/19/2009 08:39:00 PM"



Smartass.

1/20/2009 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, back off, I am proud to travel to DC for this event, on my furlough time. I ams serving my department and my Superintendent has my back, he has said so and I believe him.

Besides, I will get a nice colored ribbon, rainbow colored, to wear on my uniform when I get back home so you can all be jealous while I walk around just proud as a peacock. i write ten movers a day too so to heck with you nay-sayers, you nattering nabobs of negativism!


--Spiro

1/20/2009 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Travel to DC on MY time and for no OT???

Are you fucking nuts?

Fucking PO's who bust the contract like that ought to get a lesson in contract adherence by the troops back home. Peer pressure used to mean something here. People stuck together because they didn't want to listen to shit from their co-workers at roll call. Those old guys were the best ball busters in the world, kept people in line too. A bygone era sadly.

1/20/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How come it cost $150 Million for this celebration. A good portion is going to be paid by the tax payers."

Wrong there Guy, It's paid for by Private contributions. The economy boost for D.C is phenomenal. Another thing, they'll be coming to Chicago in Droves staying in hotels & eating corned beefs @ Mannys. Quit Whining, Iraq is still costing the TAXPAYER 11 BILLION A WEEK!!

1/20/2009 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong there Guy, It's paid for by Private contributions. The economy boost for D.C is phenomenal. Another thing, they'll be coming to Chicago in Droves staying in hotels & eating corned beefs @ Mannys. Quit Whining, Iraq is still costing the TAXPAYER 11 BILLION A WEEK!!

1/20/2009 02:12:00 PM
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And how much is the the current welfare system costing?

1/20/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some reports from the "elite" blueboys on furlough assignment? Are you all company men or what?

1/20/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Whether you like Barack Obama or not, THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING! I can understand the pride that many people and Officers have in this Presidential Inaugeration. BUT...

Wouldn't it just suck to be assigned to some godforsaken stationary post somewhere FREEZING off body parts, NOT near the ceremony, NOT near the parade route, NOT near the motorcade, or seemingly with NO SIGNIFICANCE at all? OR EVEN WORSE...

"...there are a bunch of coppers who bid a 1A or 1B furlough segment and didn't get picked for Washington. So unless they know how to ski or have plane reservations for somewhere warm, they pretty much screwed themselves for no apparent benefit..."

Well, I guess the guys that Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis "chose for their expertise" will at least get another Ribbon for their uniform!

; ]

1/19/2009 06:51:00 AM

Go fuck yourself.

1/21/2009 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never underestimate "expertise" at fellatio.

1/19/2009 03:54:00 AM

Ha! And bending over just right...

1/21/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State Police sent 20 and the only experience they all have, if the numbers I heard are correct, are that 17 are black, one's a favorited female, and the other is a Korean I believe.

1/19/2009 10:07:00 AM

Was the favored female MIMI?

1/21/2009 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have froze my ass off unpaid in 5 degree weather for John McCain. That is a true American icon. This is a circus. I don't care if they were paying double time and a half all expenses paid to celebrate this thing on an island in Tahiti, I would not go.

1/21/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hennesy has a bottle commemorating the president with the number 44 on it. Thanks for supporting the stereotype......

1/21/2009 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still puzzled as to why a person who is NOT a natural born citizen is allowed to hold the office of President of the United States of America. Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between "December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986?

Presidential office requires a natural-born citizen if the child was not born to two U.S. citizen parents, which of course is what exempts John McCain though he was born in the Panama Canal. US Law very clearly stipulates: ".If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16." Barack Obama's father was not a U.S. citizen and Obama's mother was only 18 when Obama was born, which means though she had been a U.S. citizen for 10 years, (or citizen perhaps because of Hawai'i being a territory) the mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years **prior to** Barack Obama's birth, but *after* age 16. It doesn't matter *after*.

In essence, she was not old enough to qualify her son for automatic U.S. citizenship. At most, there were only 2 years elapsed since his mother turned 16 at the time of Barack Obama's birth when she was 18 in Hawai'i. His mother would have needed to have been 16+5= 21 years old, at the time of Barack Obama's birth for him to have been a natural-born citizen. As aformentioned, she was a young college student at the time and was not. Barack Obama was already 3 years old at that time his mother would have needed to have waited to have him as the only U.S. Cizen parent. Obama instead should have been naturalized, but even then, that would still disqualify him from holding the office.

*** Naturalized citizens are ineligible to hold the office of President. ***

1/21/2009 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope... Your full of Bull....Saw what I saw & they had over 20 yrs!!! You call that starting a rumor??? I was in a reg. roll call room & your in Washington D.C. and you have an account that ALL C.P.D. that are there have no more than 13yrs???? Not a rumor, Just a FACT!!!

1/21/2009 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above is only if Obama was born outside of the US. Since he was born in Hawai'i, it doesn't matter the nationality of his parents.

1/23/2009 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Mark Donahue in DC. He had tickets to the inauguartion but couldn't get in. Get used to it buddy!

1/24/2009 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC did the FOP pay my dues $$$ for President Marko or any of the other lodge pooches to attend this farce? I'm told he flew out and then got shut out b/c FOP in keeping with its anti-labor platform endorsed McCain.

Trying to confirm before I blow a gasket at the next meeting. Since impeachment seems to be a popular theme in our state perhaps we need to continue the trend!

1/24/2009 08:25:00 PM  

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