Friday, February 27, 2009

Give a Little Whistle

From the "It Could Be Worse" file:
  • If you're getting robbed in Oak Park, police want you to put your lips on a whistle and blow.
    Police Chief Rick Tanksley is dusting off the actress Lauren Bacall approach to community policing in response to last year's alarming 46 percent spike in robberies.
    He wants to outfit folks with brass police whistles they can use to attract attention when they spot shadowy characters up to no good.
Wow. Just wow. Call 9-1-1 then blow a whistle. Why didn't Shortshanks think of this? He could have saved millions for his Olympic dreams instead of installing cameras and letting police manpower numbers dip to dangerous levels. The simplicity of it is just amazing!

There's a Keesing Bandit joke somewhere in that opening line.

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75 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk to Keith Oby head of security a real winner

2/27/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The armpits of Illinois are Oak Park and Evanston. Old time P.O. told me this a few years back and it is true.

2/27/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'd better hope that there are some English Bobbies vacationing in the area...

2/27/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want to reduce robberies in Oak Park? Just put up a wall on the east border. It works in Israel.

2/27/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whistle thing is nothing new. It was a regular occurrence in the south end of 021 (Hyde Park and the U of C campus).

Years ago, a Zone 5 simulcast might come over like this:

"21??, units in 21, attention units on City-Wide, the whistles are blowing at 5-3 and Kimbark. The whistles are blowing. 53rd and Kimbark. This is Channel 5 radio."

2/27/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizens used to blow whistles in Hyde Park when a crime was in progress with somebody calling for help.

2/27/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just put your lips together and blow"...

2/27/2009 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather wrap my fingers around a .45 and squeese.
i like the sound better and guns are now legal in Oak Park.
Unlike our mayor O.P. doesn't have unlimited funds to resist the Contitution of the United States of America.

2/27/2009 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a genius? why don't daley just get whistles for himself,his family,eddie burke,the tresurer and the rest who get big high paid "valets" to run their errands at great expense to the tax payers of the shitty of shitcago?

2/27/2009 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if Shortshanks can find a campaign contributor who sells whistles.

The mayor's administraion sucks.

2/27/2009 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

46% increase in robberies? He could apply for the Superintendent's job here with stase like that. Now if he gets some of his officers indicted by the Feds and tells them he has their backs he would fit right in.

2/27/2009 06:13:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Personally, I like the idea of people blowing on whistles.

If you get tired of blowing on metal or plastic, I have an alternative for you.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

2/27/2009 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this must be why there are so many coppers at the CPS High School basketball games... they keep hearing whistles blowing and they think they are robbery victims whistling for help !

Of course at CPS games, that could be EXACTLY what it is ! ! !

2/27/2009 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll stick to my Glock G27,fuck you.

2/27/2009 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

2/27/2009 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NRA.ORG

2/27/2009 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms AND WHISTLES shall not be infringed.
.

2/27/2009 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Back in 1980 Ed Burke ran for States Attorney against Richie Daley. One of the campaign issues was the increase in rapes happening citywide. Burke held a large news conference and introduced his novelty crime stopping idea of supplying all the women with a whistle.

2/27/2009 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Clark W Griswold said...

We're all gonna have so much fucking fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our Goddamn smiles! You'll be whistling Zip-a-dee-doo-da out of your assholes!

2/27/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

whistlingS hard WHEN U LAVE A BULLET IN UR CHEST!

AND IF BULLETS R FLYING DO U REALLY WANT TO POINT OUT THAT U R A WITNESS!

SAVE THAT IDEA 4 THE NORTHSIDE...

2/27/2009 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Johnnie_Wadcutter said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather wrap my fingers around a .45 and squeese.
i like the sound better and guns are now legal in Oak Park.
Unlike our mayor O.P. doesn't have unlimited funds to resist the Contitution of the United States of America.


True that Brother!! +1

2/27/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the libs in oak park wouldn't blow the whistle because that might be deemed offensive or insensitive. they get what they deserve out there.

2/27/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks has been playing with this idea for sometime, he just has a big problem with taking one dime away from project funds that go to his cronies who get over inflated contracts to cover those high priced kickbacks that he lives on…

But he is toying with the idea of putting a free whistle in ever box of his bullshit mini-wheats, available soon at your local news conferences.

2/27/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the police should be only armed with whistles and sticks like in England? Less off-duty or on-duty nonsense.

2/27/2009 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oak Park is a total joke, NEVER forget the business man walking from the train who was beat to death a few years ago... unsolved. Then a year later, another male white beaten almost to death, crushed skull now with a titanium plate, broken jaw and reconstructive surgery..unsolved. Oak Park police are scrutinized if they stop someone for racial profiling, even the austin animals that prey on the decent people of all colors in Oak Park know this. Stay away if u can at all cost, NOT SAFE.

2/27/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings from a disappointed Oak Parker.
We moved to Oak Park not for our supposed liberal political leanings. We appreciated its housing stock of beautiful older homes, the convenient commute to Loop, pretty tree-lined streets, and school system's reputation.

The reality of Oak Park? Very high taxes, modestly ok schools (w/apologist approach to minority students' infractions and low test scores), slipshod city services (no salting of side streets, no pothole repairs, etc), and now - rapidly increasing burglary, theft, and violent street-crime stats.

For some reason, Oak Park Village Council and administration protects the OP police dept and its chief, even as crime incidents spike. People are mugged in their garages, home invasions, kids' bikes snatched, kids assaulted while walking home from school, playgrounds overrun by gang-bangers. PC talks about "people need to be aware", and about whistles, and about underpriveleged Austin youth, etc, but never: Oak Park Police will increase their vigilant presence. He's already survived a sexual harrassment investigation, so perhaps he thinks he's a bullet-proof minority police chief, who can excuse himself out of every increase in crime stats.

Go visit OPRF HS; more gang-wannabees strolling around inside than outside. Despite 5% annual "address fraud" stats, the gang problem is prevalent in Oak Park iteself. Recent 14-girl gang fight in cafeteria. A pervasive ghetto-rap influence noted in students clothing and mannerisms. A number of Oak Park resident teens arrested for drugs or violent crimes. People in Oak Park are afraid to comment on the decline of civilized behavior (and the increase in crime) because the community is ready to label any such questioning as "racism". Crime is not "racism"; it's a violation of civic trust.

PC should take his whistles back, and rethink his crime fighting strategies. Get more officiers in cars out on the street, INCLUDING HIMSELF.

Note that our sister suburb, River Forest, recently fired its incompetent mope PC Weiss, and hired Frank Limon as its new police chief. Interesting choice; an upscale super-expensive suburb hires an ex-gang crimes unit chief.

With the sagging economy, Chicago area is likely to see the return of '60s era crime stats, including the racially-charged "black on white" violent crime that people feared back then. Politically incorrect to reference that white fear, but I'm afraid it's already lurking here in Oak Park.

2/27/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the fuck does people think we are living in. Did they forget what kind of animals surrounds them? A simple whistle is going to deter criminals from committing criminal acts. I’ve had people gun down at entire group while I’m in my square car 50 feet from the offender.

2/27/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shadowy characters up to no good.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

can some translate that? Sounds like some PC crap....

2/27/2009 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: From the NRA Newsletter

U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold
Second Amendment in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Fairfax, Va. - The United States Senate has voted, with overwhelming bipartisan support, to adopt an amendment offered by Senator John Ensign (R-NV) that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in the District of Columbia. The amendment, attached to S.160, the D.C. Voting Rights Act, will repeal restrictive gun control laws passed by the District of Columbia's (D.C.) city council after the landmark D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court decision. The vote margin was 62-36.

"Today's vote brings us one step closer to restoring the Second Amendment freedom of law-abiding D.C. residents," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "It's ludicrous that good people in our nation's capital continue to be harassed as they try to defend themselves and their loved ones in their own homes. This vote reinforces the historic Heller ruling."

After the Heller ruling, the D.C. city council passed a law requiring would-be gun owners to pay a registration fee, pass a 20-question multiple choice test, take a five-hour training course, undergo an invasive background check every six years, re-register any firearm every three years, and finally, submit all handguns for ballistics testing. Current D.C. law also bans an overwhelming majority of firearms commonly used for self-defense. This Ensign Amendment would also remedy that unjust practice.

"NRA would like to thank the lead sponsor, Sen. John Ensign for his efforts to reform D.C.'s gun laws and enable folks to protect their property and their loved ones," concluded Cox. "It's time for leaders in Washington to wake up to the fact that the Supreme Court decision is now the law of the land."

-NRA-

2/27/2009 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the sound better and guns are now legal in Oak Park.





They still don't "believe" in guns.

2/27/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to last year's alarming 46 percent spike in robberies.




Simple solution: Stop reporting on crime. If you don't report it, it did not happen, right Suntimes, Tribune??

2/27/2009 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This used to be pretty effective down in Hyde Park, as I recall.

2/27/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey...Keesing! FUCK YOU! I have a child with cancer and ever since your little rip on st Baldricks I have no time or energy for your stupid fucking one liners! SCC this douche bag needs to be banned!

2/27/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

I got something for both J-Fed and Daley to blow. Only it ain't a brass police whistle.

2/27/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city would have a never ending whistle being blown.

2/27/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has been robbing me blind for years. How do I whistle for Fitzgerald?

2/27/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh> The Peoples Republic of Oak Park comes up with whistles instead of personal protection. One question for the class, Is there any difference between the Traffic Nazi's of Naperville, and the Maoist regime that is Oak Park??

Just asking.

2/27/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC ITS AMAZING BERWYN WHICH BORDERS OAK PARK HAS HAD A HUGE DECREASE IN CRIME, EVER SINCE WILLIAM KUSHNER BECAME CHIEF, DO NOT GET ME WRONG ITS NOT YOUR GRANDPARENTS' BERWYN BUT AT LEAST WHEN THE SH-T HITS THE FAN BERWYN KNOWS HOW TO RESPOND. BILL KUSHNER FOR SUPT OF THE CPD.

2/27/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEISER HAS WHISTLE TOO, WHEN HE BLOWS IT ALL THE CRIMINALS COME TO 018 TO TURN THEMSELVES INTO SEISER.WHEN YOU HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOW YOU KNOW THAT SEISER STILL RUNS IT.

2/27/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The armpits of Illinois are Oak Park and Evanston. Old time P.O. told me this a few years back and it is true.

Have you been to Maywood or Dolton lately? How about getting' your head outta your ass? Or is it permanently stuck there?

2/27/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey it worked for Jerry the mouse. When Jerry helped Spike the dog escape from the dog warden truck he told Jerry "If ya needs me just whistle" It worked fine until Tom the cat gave Jerry that bubble gum to blow.........

2/27/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give a little whistle.....do de do,,give a little whistle..do de do and always let your conscience be your guide.

2/27/2009 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks does not have relatives that manufacture whistles.

2/27/2009 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't need whistles here in the city. Thank goodness we have our own CAMERAS????

2/27/2009 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Ricky-boy,
The hypes, the hypes are whistlin'.....

2/27/2009 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly,someone is watching way too much late night tv. I like the classics too but this is nuts.

2/27/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Westcide Dog said...
Back in 1980 Ed Burke ran for States Attorney against Richie Daley. One of the campaign issues was the increase in rapes happening citywide. Burke held a large news conference and introduced his novelty crime stopping idea of supplying all the women with a whistle.

2/27/2009 07:06:00 AM

Burke still has alzheimers and fedheimers! But he gets 6 valets at d-3 pay,and 2 day on 3 off schedule and new cars he is the king!

2/27/2009 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal DOPE idea. Get a .38 snub, load with hollow-points, forget the whistle.....

2/27/2009 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Southern IL said...

Anonymous said...
Hey...Keesing! I have a child with cancer

2/27/2009 10:17:00 AM

I cannot imagine the pain of having a child with cancer. God Bless your little one, I will say a prayer for you and your family. May He give you strength. I will keep you in my thoughts and pray that your little one will be healed. Bless You All.

2/27/2009 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will pray for your child, this is why we donate to St. Baldricks!! You & your child are in my prayers.

2/27/2009 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Inspector Chico Gonzalez said...

This idiot chief, installed by the liberal elite of The Peoples Republic of Oak Park, got into some trouble a few years back. In fact, he had to issue an apology on 14 Feb 03. Does anyone want to take a guess as to what he did?

2/27/2009 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey...Keesing! FUCK YOU! I have a child with cancer and ever since your little rip on st Baldricks I have no time or energy for your stupid fucking one liners! SCC this douche bag needs to be banned!

2/27/2009 10:17:00 AM"


Apparently, you had the time, and energy, to offer your services to the KB.

I suspect he will politely decline your generous offer.

2/27/2009 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Have you been to Maywood or Dolton lately? How about getting' your head outta your ass? Or is it permanently stuck there?

2/27/2009 03:09:00 PM"


Uh, the burbs you mention are a bit lower on the anatomy, analogously speaking.

2/27/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If an Oak Parker defended himself with a gun he would likely be arrested and charged.

2/27/2009 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whistle thing reminds me of a chapter in the "Choirboys." If you've read it, you know which one I mean.

2/27/2009 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to check the wifes closet. I bet I can find an old rape whistle from the mid 70's college days when the some organization for women was passing those things out to stop rapes on campus. So much for advancing technology in Oak Park. And the wall along the eastern border is a good idea. They already have a number of one way east bound streets anyway. Came out Chicago Ave. past the old 15th dist on Wednesday. (I know, 015 but I'm a citizen troller) Not surprising to see what that neighborhood has become. It was always rough but was glad I was in one of the late model company cars instead of one pushing 100K on it. Also brought back distant memory of the POS who grabbed the woman from her car in the Oak Park alley to do a robbery or rape. Her screams brought the attention of neighbors and the CPD and OPPD. As I recall, he was parading her around trying to make his escape with a knife on her. Then when the moment came, the cops lit him up. A very happy ending to the story. Great work! Think it was Austin and Augusta. Anyway, Oak Park is way over rated. It just is not that good. If you are going to spend the kind of money it takes to live there, move to Du Page or Kane. Its way better and way less bull shit.

2/27/2009 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"...Note that our sister suburb, River Forest, recently fired its incompetent mope PC Weiss, and hired Frank Limon as its new police chief. Interesting choice; an upscale super-expensive suburb hires an ex-gang crimes unit chief..."

2/27/2009 08:42:00 AM
_____________________________________

Interesting choice ?

Sure is. He's just a big dummy with Hispanic political clout who was a MERIT list guy at every step.

Hope their other exempts are capable administrators cause this guy will make the fired "incompetent mope" look like a genius !

2/27/2009 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

Greetings from a disappointed Oak Parker.
We moved to Oak Park not for our supposed liberal political leanings. We appreciated its housing stock of beautiful older homes, the convenient commute to Loop, pretty tree-lined streets, and school system's reputation.

The reality of Oak Park? Very high taxes, modestly ok schools (w/apologist approach to minority students' infractions and low test scores), slipshod city services (no salting of side streets, no pothole repairs, etc), and now - rapidly increasing burglary, theft, and violent street-crime stats.

For some reason, Oak Park Village Council and administration protects the OP police dept and its chief, even as crime incidents spike. People are mugged in their garages, home invasions, kids' bikes snatched, kids assaulted while walking home from school, playgrounds overrun by gang-bangers. PC talks about "people need to be aware", and about whistles, and about underpriveleged Austin youth, etc, but never: Oak Park Police will increase their vigilant presence. He's already survived a sexual harrassment investigation, so perhaps he thinks he's a bullet-proof minority police chief, who can excuse himself out of every increase in crime stats.

Go visit OPRF HS; more gang-wannabees strolling around inside than outside. Despite 5% annual "address fraud" stats, the gang problem is prevalent in Oak Park iteself. Recent 14-girl gang fight in cafeteria. A pervasive ghetto-rap influence noted in students clothing and mannerisms. A number of Oak Park resident teens arrested for drugs or violent crimes. People in Oak Park are afraid to comment on the decline of civilized behavior (and the increase in crime) because the community is ready to label any such questioning as "racism". Crime is not "racism"; it's a violation of civic trust.

PC should take his whistles back, and rethink his crime fighting strategies. Get more officiers in cars out on the street, INCLUDING HIMSELF.

Note that our sister suburb, River Forest, recently fired its incompetent mope PC Weiss, and hired Frank Limon as its new police chief. Interesting choice; an upscale super-expensive suburb hires an ex-gang crimes unit chief.

With the sagging economy, Chicago area is likely to see the return of '60s era crime stats, including the racially-charged "black on white" violent crime that people feared back then. Politically incorrect to reference that white fear, but I'm afraid it's already lurking here in Oak Park.

2/27/2009 08:42:00 AM

*******************************

Poor fuckin' you!!!! Enjoy what a good percentage of hard-working City of Chicago employees are faced with because of residency requirements, equal opportunity, section 8, etc, etc, etc. You're not getting a lick of pity or compassion here, yuppie. Embrace your "visitors of color" and remember that most of you voted your "Messiah" into the highest ranking office in the land of the free. Don't forget to give that homeless, down-on-his-luck "brutha" at the 290/Austin exit your spare change, either. You reap what you sow!

2/28/2009 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A ridiculous militia being necessary to the security of a liberal suburb, the right of the People to keep and bear whistles shall not be infringed.

2/28/2009 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shadowy characters up to no good.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

can some translate that? Sounds like some PC crap....

2/27/2009 09:46:00 AM

Poltergeists??

2/28/2009 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The armpits of Illinois are Oak Park and Evanston. Old time P.O. told me this a few years back and it is true.

Have you been to Maywood or Dolton lately? How about getting' your head outta your ass? Or is it permanently stuck there?

2/27/2009 03:09:00 PM

Oak Park and Evanston pretend that their shit doesn't stink....

2/28/2009 07:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

River Forest hired Frank Limon as its chief mainly because he's so pretty.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

2/28/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I have never ripped St. Baldrick's. What exactly are you taling about?

2/28/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor fuckin' you!!!! Enjoy what a good percentage of hard-working City of Chicago employees are faced with because of residency requirements, equal opportunity, section 8, etc, etc, etc. You're not getting a lick of pity or compassion here, yuppie. Embrace your "visitors of color" and remember that most of you voted your "Messiah" into the highest ranking office in the land of the free. Don't forget to give that homeless, down-on-his-luck "brutha" at the 290/Austin exit your spare change, either. You reap what you sow!

2/28/2009 03:10:00 AM


----
Hey Dickwad....it sounds like he's on OUR side...quit being a prick.

2/28/2009 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an animal rights activist and I object to the whistle blowing. It hurts the dogs ears. On the other hand I have no objective to a .40 cal sound, the dog's ears can handle that. Whre is PETA when I need them.

2/28/2009 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 2/27/09/ 1128AM I SORRY BROTHER BUT YOUR WRONG, I HAVE FAMILY THAT LIVES IN NAPERVILLE, AND YES NAPERVILLE PD ARE TRAFFIC NUTS BUT NAPERVILLE DOES NOT HAVE NEARLY ANY CRIME CONPARED TO OAK PARK . ALSO IF CPD WERE ,MORE PRO-TRAFFIC WE WOULD HAVE A REDUCTION IN CRIME TOO.

2/28/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a whistle you can blow, just access it through the zipper between the two pockets. Cell phone is in the left pocket to call 911. Signed Disgruntled Southside Chicago Cop

2/28/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Oak Park is a total joke, NEVER forget the business man walking from the train who was beat to death a few years ago... unsolved. Then a year later, another male white beaten almost to death, crushed skull now with a titanium plate, broken jaw and reconstructive surgery..unsolved. Oak Park police are scrutinized if they stop someone for racial profiling, even the austin animals that prey on the decent people of all colors in Oak Park know this. Stay away if u can at all cost, NOT SAFE.

2/27/2009 08:37:00 AM
Dumbass Oak Park chief and his yoyo policies. The wealth in Oak Park make crimes easy... avoid !!!

2/28/2009 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Oak Park PD ever solve the fatal bludgeoning of UIC Prof. Peter D'Agostino?

Last I heard, an unidentified lone black male was seen leaving the scene of the homicide on the street near the CTA train station at Austin Blvd.

2/28/2009 09:20:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

For those of you who think I "dissed" St. Baldrick's click on the picture.

If you want to up the ante--be my guest.

3/01/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

meh! oak parkers... evanstonians...
flaming libs all.

kinda like the missionaries in the 18th & 19th centuries...

"yea though surely they make preparations for the roasting of mine buttocks with fire, i shan't not endeavor to escape but shall continue to preach peace & understanding..."

yeah whatever!

if violence is the only language some people understand then thank God there are still some good men in this world who speak it fluently...

3/01/2009 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you want to up the ante--be my guest.

3/01/2009 12:17:00 AM"


Is that euphemism? And/or an invitation?

3/02/2009 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Southern IL said...

The Keesing Bandit said...
For those of you who think I "dissed" St. Baldrick's click on the picture.

If you want to up the ante--be my guest.

3/01/2009 12:17:00 AM
**************
Dear Bandit...

I am going to try and play the "Devil's Advocate" here. I read the post that he is referring to. It was a post about St. Baldrick's and people offering to shave their heads. You made a comment about letting someone "shave your back" and the reader took it, I believe, as disrespectful. I think he was offended because he thought you were making a joke and I believe that he didn't feel this particular post was the place for that type of humor. Having a child with cancer is one of THE most devastatingly stressful experiences that any family can undergo and I understand how one's feelings can be very close to the surface. Knowing you, Bandit, I know that you meant NOTHING disrespectful or hurtful by your comment.
Now Bandit.... hope you don't mind...
Mr Poster,
Please don't hold this against the Bandit. His main goal on the blogs is to lighten up MANY of the dire subjects that you all have to deal with every day, with his very unique sense of humor. Anyone who knows Bandit, knows that he is one of the most caring, kindhearted, generous persons that ever existed and he would NEVER, EVER, make light of something as serious as your precious child's illness. He was responding to one of the comments, NOT directly about St. Baldrick's.
Hope this helps to heal the hurt feelings and clear this up. I also hope that I did the right thing by writing this.
Thank You So Much,
Southern

3/02/2009 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

OK--back to humor---

"....is that an invitation...."

I didn't even realize that when I was writing it, but now that you mention it, SURE!!!!

As for my No. 1 fan and hottest nurse that I know, all I can say that it is time for a

ROAD TRIP!!!!

3/03/2009 03:19:00 PM  
Blogger Southern IL said...

BTW....

If I blew a whistle when I was out walking around HERE.... The only thing I would accomplish would be to have every stray dog in the county following me!!! :)

3/04/2009 02:40:00 PM  

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