Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cart Before the Horse

  • Chicago’s Olympic bid committee and South Side community groups hope to wrap up an agreement by the end of the week that spells out City Hall guarantees on contracting and affordable housing, sources close to the negotiations said.

    The two sides are hammering out details such as the percentage of Olympic-related contracts that will go to minority- and women-owned businesses and what amount of the Olympic Village will be reserved as affordable housing after the games wrap up, assuming Chicago is chosen to host the 2016 Summer Games.

Some people are putting an awful lot of assumptions on the table 7 months early.

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26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them yank daley's chain.

When the olympic dream vanishes, maybe they'll still have enough puss up their asses to continue to fuck with his roll.

3/24/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tora, Tora, Tora! Go Tokyo!

3/24/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a rally against the Olympics in Daley Plaza on 02 APR? Maybe the unhappy Police can piggyback on this event.

3/24/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

How about ALL, not a percentage of Olympic-related contracts, go to the lowest-bidding, competent, capable businesses? Fuck this bullshit of minority set-asides to appease the alder-fucks and the ignorant, living-off-the-government's-teat "voting base" that resides primarily in the South and West sides of the City.

Seems these bastards will never learn when it comes to the scandals and consequences associated with such shenanigans...you fellas over at HDO listening?

Now if only the Feds would take a good long, hard look into the promotional practices of our illustrious department. Imagine the amount of corruption they'd uncover given the clout some of these political organizations wield - if they'd only look, that is.

P.S. - Fuck you and good riddance, Al Sanchez.

3/24/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see what happens when the next round of Smoke and Mirrors occurs 2APR-8APR? What happens those days you ask?

The International Olympic Committee comes to Chicago to visit locals venues ie. Millenium Park, Soldiers Field, Museum Campus and Grant Park. Buckingham Fountain is probably gonna get turned on for a "TEST".

The CPD will provide 24/7 security at the Hotel. Probably somewhere close to the AON building since they are a major sponsor for Chicago's Olympic bid. The Chicago 2016 commitee who occupies part of a floor at the AON building is rumored to have a budget of $500,000,000. Now we know where part of the Billions Daley has gotten from selling parts of the City have gone.


SCC! BOYS AND GIRLS please realize that the The Fix is firmly in place. October '09 the IOC will announce that Chicago has gone from a Candidate City to Host City of the 2016 Summer Games. Think about it.

3/24/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The criminal organization (the city under Shortshanks) caved for these groups because this group was about to demonstrate.

3/24/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

Is Chalkie workin on this case?

3/24/2009 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should make every effort to show the IOC decision makers what Chicago is all about!.

First, the building of Olympics related facilities.

-Shoddy construction work by connected contractors

-Huge cost overruns that will we forced onto the taxpayers.

Then...there is the fact that Chicago is a city whose primary population can not afford the price of a ticket, and the venue's will be located in the less desirable areas keeping those who can, away.

So there becomes a perfect shitstorm of debt led by the little Emperor with no clothes.

Now if only Chalkie T-Shirts would find their way to the IOC...
Oh! I just so happen to have their address! Funny that.

International Olympic Committee
Château de Vidy
1007 Lausanne
Switzerland

3/24/2009 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get a petition started here and forward it to the commitee? The last thing I want is to see Daley get something he wants. He is a criminal and an evil man.
Can I please have a contract.

3/24/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Olympics never make money for the town they're in. You're lucky if you break even.

3/24/2009 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where will that 500MIl go if we dont get it ?

Will we still be broke ?

What about the rainey day found or TIFs ?????

3/24/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PICKET OLYMPIC COMMITTEE VISIT 2 APRIL 09 9AM DALEY PLAZA!!!!

3/24/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Join the NO 2016 GAMES RALLY AT 5 :00PM APRIL 2nd
Federal Plaza
The International Olympic Committee comes to Chicago the same day
Let 's all meet to voice our opinion about daley's crap we have seen the last 21 months without a contract

3/24/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then...there is the fact that Chicago is a city whose primary population can not afford the price of a ticket, and the venue's will be located in the less desirable areas keeping those who can, away.
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thats one of the better points to make. insisting on having Olympic venues in places where spectators are unwilling to go is certainly going to affect attendance.

3/24/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a rally against the Olympics in Daley Plaza on 02 APR? Maybe the unhappy Police can piggyback on this event.


If FOP does not organize an informational picket then I'll be at Federal Plaza on April 2nd with NO GAMES CHICAGO.

3/24/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the info on the rally 4/2:

RALLY / PROTEST / MARCH
SHUT DOWN THE OLYMPIC BID


Say ‘NO’ to the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid
Thursday, April 2, 2009
5pm, Federal Plaza (50 W. Adams)

The International Olympic Committee will be in town from April 2-8th to evaluate
Chicago’s potential as a Host City for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Let them know
that Chicago 2016 does not speak for the people of Chicago. Let them know that
Chicagoans have other priorities. Let them hear your voice.


RALLY. SPEAK OUT. PROTEST. SHUT DOWN THE OLYMPIC BID!

We need Better Hospitals, Housing, Schools, and Trains — Not Olympic Games.
They Play and We Pay. NO GAMES!


For more information email nogameschicago@gmail.com or call 312.235.2873
On the web: nogameschicago.com

-There is also a fact sheet of past Olympic costs and overruns, and a slide show of city workers repaving the streets in Washington Park.

Every Chicago citizen should check out this website. All the info on the Olympics without the spin.

3/24/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only minority i see in this city right now is the white caucasian male. i just read an entire story in the trib about the two goofs who dropped the little kid out of the window in the jetts and killed him because he ratted them out about stealing a candy bar. a full page 9 story about how bad little boo and willie have it because the MAN fucked up their lives. how about the trib printing a full page story about a husband and wife who both work their asses off and raise their kids right. they both sacrifice a lot to put their kids thru good schools in a good neighborhood and the kids go on to be productive citizens.

3/24/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That minority and woman-owned business is usually 90% bs. Whatever project it is will go up at leat 15-20% more so that these businesses get their cut first then it will go to the actual sub-contractor. It's all a scam.

Another scam is that the minority business is usually held by someone other than the minority pulling the strings. Some guy's grandma is the company president who has no clue on how the business is run or propbably has no idea she is a president of a company.

So in the end, the Olympic buildings are going to cost a hell of a lot more than they should. Who's gonna pay for it??? The taxpayer.

3/24/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

minority- and women-owned businesses

That's a punchline, right?

No such thing as a legit "minority- and women-owned business" in this town. The names on the LLC and Corp. registrations are fronts.

Business as usual in Daleyville!

3/24/2009 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The two sides are hammering out details such as the percentage of Olympic-related contracts that will go to minority- and women-owned businesses and what amount of the Olympic Village will be reserved as affordable housing after the games wrap up..."

No opposition here, just ACORN and the revs and so forth trying to get their piece of the pie.

Believe it or not, there are white people in this city who could use some "affordable," some help -- if one were to sit down with a map and do some overlays, one would very rapidly find that almost all available social services are concentrated in black and Hispanic areas that are essentially "no-go" for whites --physically dangerous to travel to.

I still can't believe the opposition a few years ago to a senior center in Norwood Park on the grounds that it would attract "pedophiles." Bunch of hysterical 170-pound soccer moms waddling around with water bottles and cell phones, looking for a blade of grass out of place (while their precious kid is heaving rocks and scrap metal onto the Kennedy, waking up ten square blocks with his boom car, driving to the West Side to cop, etc.)

3/24/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rio has it in the bag.

3/24/2009 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Join the NO 2016 GAMES RALLY AT 5 :00PM APRIL 2nd
Federal Plaza
The International Olympic Committee comes to Chicago the same day
Let 's all meet to voice our opinion about daley's crap we have seen the last 21 months without a contract

3/24/2009 09:59:00 AM
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News this morning says they're coming on 3 Apr. Date change? Misinformation?

3/25/2009 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD will provide 24/7 security at the Hotel. Probably somewhere close to the AON building since they are a major sponsor for Chicago's Olympic bid. The Chicago 2016 commitee who occupies part of a floor at the AON building is rumored to have a budget of $500,000,000. Now we know where part of the Billions Daley has gotten from selling parts of the City have gone.


SCC! BOYS AND GIRLS please realize that the The Fix is firmly in place. October '09 the IOC will announce that Chicago has gone from a Candidate City to Host City of the 2016 Summer Games. Think about it

Come on say it!!!! the IOC WILL BE AT THE FAIRMONT HOTEL.right around the corner from the AON nee AMOCO BUILDING..Throw some pickets ,,boys

3/25/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rio has it in the bag.

3/24/2009 07:39:00 PM

From your keyboard to God's monitor

3/25/2009 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just like his father, He wants the stupid Olympics here just to show off a city that cant really handle it.

3/26/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From your keyboard to God's monitor

3/25/2009 07:39:00 PM

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Woof!

Wanna hear my other dog impression?

3/26/2009 07:10:00 PM  

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