Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Last Place?

  • Hopes and preparations for the 2016 Olympics have been dominating public discourse and city planning for more than two years, but now, the latest ranking of the four finalist cities for the games shows Chicago has now slipped into last place.

    [...] the city's Olympic Committee has its work cut out for it over the next two weeks, as it tries to put minds at ease about the viability of the Chicago's bid.

    The Web site GamesBids.com released a mathematical model called Bid Index for the four finalist cities for the 2016 Games. The analysis has Tokyo leading the pack with a ranking of 61.41, followed by Rio de Janeiro with 59.95, Madrid with 58.73, and Chicago in last place with 58.37.
The main reason for the drop is the lack of 100% guaranteed government financing for the Games. Shortshanks is relying on corporate donations of the sort that have helped bail out Millennium Park and "the Bean." In light of the global economy tanking and corporations reducing their outlay for naming rights, sponsorships and other similar spending, the Chicago proposal is indeed on shaky ground.

NoGamesChicago even has a website and are planning a rally in the Federal Plaza. They claim that 2,000 people are slated to show. It's enough to send the mayor into another tantrum.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if we do not get the Olympics, and I hope we don't, who will keep track of where all the money in the Olympic fund goes to? There are millions in there that I'm sure will just disappear. Maybe that's why the little dictator pulled the offer off the table for our contract. Maybe he knows that Chicago isn't getting the Olympics so he doesn't care if we ever get the contract settled.

3/24/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE JOE, SAY IT'S TRUE!! WE DONT WANT IT HERE. WE CANT AFFORD IT, STREETS SUCK, POLICE HATE THE JOB AND THE CITY!

3/24/2009 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what is going to be done with the stockpile of monies being stashed away in the meanwhile???

What monies, oh yeah HIS money!!!

3/24/2009 04:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the stuttering one WILL SIGN the guarantee. Believe it. Salt Lake did the same maneuver and signed the guarantee while adding language that essentially made it null and void. Watch tricky dick to do the same, just in time for the announcement that Chicago has won the games.

3/24/2009 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley will blame everyone else but himself if, I mean WHEN we don't get the Olympics. It's always everyone elses fault. Typical criminal or democ-RAT.

3/24/2009 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the problem, won't those olympic officials stay bribed? Do they keep demanding more and more?
No ethics amongst criminals? Hard to believe.

Maybe the "messiah" can get us the Special Olympics for 2016 with the Shriver (Kennedy) family involved.

3/24/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets start a petition on-line and forward it to the commitee.

3/24/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous badge 714 said...

Predict Obama will announce that the US govt will pledge billions for the games just in time to save the day
How many sleep overs at the white house has Daley had in the first six weeks?
Obama is a Chicago lad after all and knows he must keep the king's dream alive

3/24/2009 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO CONTRACT NO PEACE !!

3/24/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame that our city that claims to be in such a financial hole will spend every last cent to get the olympics. I still have not met one person that wants the olympics. If the city took a vote it would be be a landslide vote against the olympics! Chicago is no condition to support the olympics just fo Daley's legacy. Just look at history. London and Vancouver are hurting big time over the olympics and they admitt it.

3/24/2009 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

Ever read Gayle Sayers' autobiography, I AM THIRD ? With any luck, his honor could call his WE WERE FOURTH.

3/24/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK guys its time to buy. Info for the police. Refinance the mortage, take the extra money and place it in a e trade account or sometime similar. Banks, Banks, Banks are making a come back. If they are in good footing now in three weeks they will double the price of the stock.

Area Two Detective

3/24/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best news I've heard in a long time.

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

I don't care what the websites read. Vegas still has Chicago as the favorite to land the games.

3/24/2009 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be at the rally. Let's get some bus loads of police for this and really send the pompus ass off the deep end. Maybe it will kill him.

3/24/2009 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't care what the websites read. Vegas still has Chicago as the favorite to land the games.

3/24/2009 11:33:00 AM"


So, how much have you wagered?

3/24/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do what i did, send an email. to gamesbid.com and pull up all the negative videos from youtube.com the taste of chicago last year, our lovely homey-cide rate and the blake hotel bullet
Incident. I sent the links for these videos, if the troll wants to play with my raise we shall do everything possible to jeopordize Chicagos' chances for 2016

3/25/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone in Chicago knows that when daley moves his lips he's telling a great big FIB (lie). Soon the world will know what a goniff we have for a mayor.

3/25/2009 06:43:00 PM  

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