Thursday, March 26, 2009

No More Parade

  • Let this release serve as notice that the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is not planning to stage a parade in its present form in March of 2010.

    This decision was not arrived at lightly. For 31 years, this parade was a staple of the Beverly/Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood communities – a celebration of faith, family and heritage that was cherished by thousands. Founded in 1979 by the Hendry and Coakley families, it was intended to instill in this community an appreciation for the Irish heritage that so many of its residents share.

Unfortunately, the parade sort of contributed to a fulfillment of a number of Irish stereotypes, too, and that as much as anything resulted in its demise. Too big, too sloppy, too ridiculous. No telling how much pressure City Hall put on the organizers, but we imagine it was considerable.

Now, will that pressure be brought to bear on another set of "organizers" that drain police resources at the other end of the parade calendar? Because we are rapidly approaching the point where we will not be able to cover the manpower needs for a large scale event like that anymore.

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98 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when will Bud Billiken be canceled?

3/26/2009 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

The real truth is that the CPD does not have the available manpower to effectively cover the parade anymore without paying OT.

How in the world are we supposed to provide security to the Olympics when we can't handle a neighborhood parade???

3/26/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD! Nothing but drunkn kids fighting and throwing up all day. It's really become a stupid event.

3/26/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance to way too many drunken fools who weren't from the hood.

send them all to the Bud Biliken event !

3/26/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who oppose of the parade are obviously not Irish!

3/26/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks forced Ginger to cease having the parade by having the small Beverly parade committee take responsibility for the parade stopping in the future.

This way theMayor does not look responsible and neighborhoods parades such as the Budweiser Biliken Back to School parade can continue with the Hall's blessing.

Is it true this is how Ruthie was finally able to make Commander?? Was this Gingers trade off to the mayor for her gold star and skipping a District and right to the Academy without an education or training background? That's the word downtown.

3/26/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous SRT said...

U mean all those ppl walking around with coffee mugs where drinking?!? Shocked!

The parade will always live on.

3/26/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole wold is watching and they don't want to see a bunch of drunks lol.

3/26/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will the Irish do? Where will the 14 years olds get drunk? What will they do? Tell me it's not so

3/26/2009 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no you didn't!

3/26/2009 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before this years parade even started people were saying this was the last one!

3/26/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can they stop the Budbilliken Parade also? What is more of a drain on resources? I wish I knew what the call to service ratio was for the billiken vs irish.

3/26/2009 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT A JOKE. WE CANT HANDLE THE PARADE BUT THE OLYMPICS SHOULDNT BE A PPROBLEM.

3/26/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live by it and don't care but the 5.5 hour Bud Bilikin needs some grooming. The St. Pat's parade can't hold a candle to the mess, violence, lost kids, and on and on, and on......oh yeah and did I mention violence!

3/26/2009 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To many non-IRISH ruined this great tradition. I don't go to the Puerto Rican Day parade, so why do they come here? I don't go to the Mexican Independence Day parade, so why do they come here? I don't go to the Bud "Wheres my kid, oh who cares wheres my forty and blunt" Biliken parade, so why do they come here? Yes I know there are many more parades that celebrte our ethinicity around the city every year. When was the last time somebody was shot at Southside Irish parade. The Soutside Irish didn't ruin this event, everyone else did. Screw this place!

3/26/2009 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 or so arrests for drinking? What about bud biliken parade??? way more nonsense goes on there. What the F$#@! I'm not white but comon, can you say racism!?

3/26/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats ok, just send in the LEGEND.

3/26/2009 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep in mind it is NOT the city that cancelled it. it is the organizers of the parade. they have that right. its their ball and they are going home now.

maybe one day Bud Billiken can volunteraly shut down.

3/26/2009 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about puerto rican fest? it's a week long, and while it seems like every year they report there's no violence at the fest, people are getting stabbed or shot left and right, just a block or two off the park.

we detail more coppers there then they do for taste of chicago.

3/26/2009 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was not city hall. What other events do had nothing to do with it. The SSI committee was fed up. Their event was hijacked and their was no other way to get it back. The committee are great people who made difficult but correct call.

Thanks SSIPC you had a great run and unlike some of the attendees you know when to say when.

3/26/2009 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let this happen to the bud biliken parade/slugfest/shootout too!

3/26/2009 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's appropriate to dismantle a monster.BUD BILLIKEN is nonsense and a celebration of irresponsible behavior as well,SHUT IT DOWN.

3/26/2009 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Bud Kill A Kid????

or puerto rican fest on north ave????

There might have been some fist fights after the south side parade, but not like the multiple gang fights, stabbings, and shootings that occur at those banger shitfests .............

3/26/2009 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a look at this link. Its from CVS and the Metra Station. It shows coppers during a fine job with loads of restraint when faced with a drunk crowd. Thanks guys we did what we could do but that parade had run its course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3fleRnAKM

3/26/2009 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel this one;you had better cancel that one; which is a bigger manpower draw, lasts way too long into the night, and is more trouble.

3/26/2009 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares!

3/26/2009 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN SOMEONE CANCEL THE BUD BILIKEN PARADE!

Bud Biliken...I nevva mets da man but the kids sho seemts ta like em.

3/26/2009 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yahoo!Let Budbiliken be next!

3/26/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye and Good Riddance. It has de-volved into a drunken piss in public vomit fest. Two 10-1's called just at the CVS parking lot at 111th/Western. Some asshole threw a rock into the crowd and it hit an eight year old girl in the eye. She was taken away in an ambulance. Saw one drunk crossing the street and breaking through the ranks of the Emerald Society while they were playing! Not a place for children anymore on either side of the street. You expect this behavior at Washington Park but it perpetuates the worst stereotype of the drunken Southside Irishman. Now all of the suburban imbeciles will have to find another venue to puke in public.

3/26/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we cant handle 300 K hilljacks, how are we supposed to have the Olympics here? LMAO.

3/26/2009 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.......I want the drunk parade back

3/26/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The parade makes the Irish look like a bunch of drunks.

3/26/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor is going to get the parade back watch after all he is Irish. He will take care of his people. So don't worry you Irish can get drunk and act a fool next year

3/26/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE BUD BILIKEN NEXT!!!!!

3/26/2009 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH, I SEE, BUD BILKIN THE FAKE SHITHEAD IS A CONTROLLED AND FUN FILLED DAY. I WORKED IT FOR NUMEROUS YEARS AND THERE ALWAYS REAL SHOTS FIRED CALLS, MISSING KIDS, MISSING PARENTS, KIDS NOT JUST DRINKING, BUT SMOKING A FEW ROCKS TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF.

3/26/2009 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 sets of rules.
non aisian minorities have no rules and white male heterosexuals better not step out of line.

3/26/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there still be a Bud Biliken day parade?

3/26/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will call this as I see it, RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bud Biliken is a 1,000 times worse than any other parade in the city. The only white people at this parade are the police!!! The thing is a disaster every year.

The puerto rican fest has homicides related to it every year. I don't see any pressure being put on it to change. Typical BS!!!

I don't live on the South Side and I'm not Irish. I have no horses in this race. I just call it as I see it.

3/26/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cancel the bud billiken parade, the taste of chicago, puerto rican fest, the mexican immigrant marches, the gay parade, etc etc........yes, i agree that there are alot of drunk assholes at the southside parade, but the media doesnt show what really happens at all the other ethnic events. gang violence, shootings, 1000's of "lost' children.

3/26/2009 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree the city (Daley) put the kabash on the parade. Whats stopping another group from forming and getting the necessary permits?

I do agree there are too many drunken idiots that show up.

But its not nearly as reckless and out of control as the Bud Billiken parade.

The Bud Billiken should be cancelled first.

But that wont happen because of race and political correctness.

3/26/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Donkey Balls said...

It was all shortshanks....He was just pissed that our parade was bigger (and so much better) than his piss ass parade.

3/26/2009 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confused. Are the Irish the only group that is pressured to end a out of control community event? That seems like bullshit. Seems unfair (the pressure). I am glad this event will not be stage in its present form again.

3/26/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have mixed feelings about this. At first I was upset, I have been goign to this parade since I was 8 and I now live a few blocks off the route and my kids love it and it's basically a great day of celebration for our neighborhood. 364 days a year it's a quite family neighborhood, and one day, for 8 hours, we get a crowd....but on the other hand, I feel for the people whose lawns get pissed on, puked on, and the people who get battered for no reason and the police who get assaulted, and to the couple who deceided to have sex on 107th in their car in front of a crowd, what were you thinking?
As long as they do something for the kids and for the residence families who live here, I'll be OK with that.

3/26/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the Bud Billikan and Puerto Rican parades??????????

3/26/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Irish 300k, IOC????

3/26/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one sees a problem with another parade around august???? Im sure there would be a few more squeeky wheels if we cancled that one. The man power at st. pats parade would barley cover the lost child tent

3/26/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No more yellow rings on my grass!

Mick O'Toole

3/26/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive worked the P.R. parade, the Bud Biliken parade and the Mexican parade and id rather work those then the S.S. Irish parade. If the above mentioned citizens did a quarter of the shit that the S.S. Irish parade folks did. It would be mass arrest's everywhere. People talk so much crap about how dangerous or why should we give "THOSE PEOPLE" service when the reality is the biggest pain in the ass are the S.S.Irish retards. Thank God next year i wont have to go and see drunk ignorant people again.

3/26/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Move pukefest to Mt. Shitwood said...

No more South Side Irish (Bud Billiken® West) Parade. A scaled down, family oriented parade will be a welcome change for Beverly and Morgan Park residents with small kids.

Will this change put a stop to the underage puke fests? Not likely, as the phrase "Do you know who my daddy is?" seems to be one of the first ones taught at parochial school. All these sons and daughters of CPD and CFD's finest will still find a way to embarrass themselves and the neighborhood on St. Paddy's Day weekend.

Anyways, lets all pray to St. Michael and St. Florian that these proud Mother McAuley and Brother Rice students (and future AA members) will eventually learn to throw up green beer on their parents.

3/26/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked at the parade for the first time this year. We were at 111th and Western. The CVS lot was nothing but fights, they could care less if the police were there or not. I will say I'm glad that it's over, it was a nightmare to work.

3/26/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will Beverly Bank do with the count down clock for the parade? What a joke that was a count down clock to when the next parade was.

3/26/2009 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT"S OVER!!!!!!!YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

3/26/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats next? The Mexican Independence Day parade on 26th street?

3/26/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger edward2nd said...

As sad as it is that the parade is canceled, WGN news stated this morning that 11 cops were assaulted. As a cop- don’t you think that’s 11 too many? Maybe the parade is too big?

3/26/2009 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are they canceling Puerto Rican Fest and Bud Billikin? There's 10-times more problems (violence associated; stabbings, shootings, etc) than at SS Irish.

3/26/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FINALLY!! I am so tired of being embarassed each and every year! And these mindless idiots that keep saying "aww, its one day a year!" need to realize that I don't want MY neighborhood to be reknowned for ANY DAY that has kids drinking, fighting, using my property as a urinal etc... I am so glad that this terrible event has finally been canceled. It has nothing to do with 'being irish'.... If they want to really celebrate St. Pat, they can have an 'irish day' in the park... vendors that have traditional irish wares, traditional irish food, dancing etc. D R Y.

3/26/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get me 10 paddy wagons now.

3/26/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.

3/26/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IV'D WORKED EVERY PARADE THE CITY HAS AND THE SS IRISH PARADE CANT COMPARE TO BUD FUCKING BILIKAN - SHOTES FIRED EVERY YEAR IN AND AROUND THAT MESS- DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN NOT TO MENTION ALL THE LOST BABY MAMAS KIDS

3/26/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous neighborhood guy said...

I think people mentioning Bud Billiken are making a straw man arguement. The SSI parade comittee made this decision. Rumors of this parade ending were swirling around before it kicked off this year.

I live off the parade route. When I first moved in about 20 years ago, the parade attendance was less than 100g. Practically every bar on the northside sent their nitwits to our neighborhood that morning. Advertising kegs and jello shots o nthe bus. Now its gotten out of control. I witnessed people puking on themselves, people that pissed their pants, and of course the little angels drinking. The fights were nuts. I Witnessed the pandemonium in Kennedy pk. Only 2 cops there to stem the tide of 100s of drunk teens pounding on each other.

If you read the parade comittees presser, it states that they will not have the parade in its "present form". I think they want to get it back to how it used to be. Small neighborhood parade for the CHILDREN. That was the tradition people speak of, not the drunken debauchery it become.


So dont worry about BB, maybe their parade comittee will take some responsibilty and tone it down. I personally dont care about that parade, it aint marching by my house. The SSI parade did.

3/26/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the drunks from the suburbs can get their freak on at Bud Billiken.

I don't really care what happens at BB. I do care what happens where I live.

Thank god this disgrace-fest is over.

3/26/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't develop standards for my neighborhood based on the Bud Billiken parade.

I don't care if chaos is OK at Bud Billiken. It's not OK where I live.

3/26/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how all you morons see yourself in comparison to the people at the Bud Billiken and Puerto Rican parades.

I don't even see myself as similar enough for a comparison. It would be like comparing myself to a football.

"Well, I can walk wherever I go, why can't the football walk to the park instead of having me carry it? Why can't I have someone throw me around at the park for a change?"

It's ridiculous.

3/26/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can the SSI Parade Committee cancel other parades?

3/26/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Take a look at this link. Its from CVS and the Metra Station. It shows coppers during a fine job with loads of restraint when faced with a drunk crowd. Thanks guys we did what we could do but that parade had run its course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3fleRnAKM

3/26/2009 06:25:00 AM

After watching that irish drunk fest tap thank Go d it is finished fuck it they act just like the animals over east!

3/26/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is everyone forgetting that the organizers canceled the parade and not the city? Bunch of fucking morons who can't read?

God Bless the CPD and nobody else

3/26/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive worked the P.R. parade, the Bud Biliken parade and the Mexican parade and id rather work those then the S.S. Irish parade. If the above mentioned citizens did a quarter of the shit that the S.S. Irish parade folks did. It would be mass arrest's everywhere. People talk so much crap about how dangerous or why should we give "THOSE PEOPLE" service when the reality is the biggest pain in the ass are the S.S.Irish retards. Thank God next year i wont have to go and see drunk ignorant people again.

----------------------------------
Obviously you're full of shit because anybody who actually has worked the other three parades knows there is no comparison what-so-ever.

3/26/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will call this as I see it, RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bud Biliken is a 1,000 times worse than any other parade in the city. The only white people at this parade are the police!!! The thing is a disaster every year.

The puerto rican fest has homicides related to it every year. I don't see any pressure being put on it to change. Typical BS!!!

I don't live on the South Side and I'm not Irish. I have no horses in this race. I just call it as I see it.

3/26/2009 07:29:00 AM

What your mising here is responsible people ran the SSIP and saw what a complete mess it has become. The PR and BB parade is NOT run by responsible people thus, the madness will continue.

3/26/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does this mean that the Bud Billiken parade and resulting debacle will also be discontinued?

3/26/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the Bud Billikan and Puerto Rican parades??????????

Go ask there parade committee to cancel if you are so worried. The south side drunk parade was canceled by the south side Irish parade committee. Which by the way are all white members, so the people that cry racism need to see the reason why it was canceled. Not because of race but because of drunk assholes, drunk teens, fights, damage to homes, yards and business. Public urination and shitting. A 8 year old girl having a rock hit her in the face. 11 police officers being assaulted. THIS WAS NOT A FAMILY EVENT AND THAT IS WHAT THE PARADE WAS ORIGINALLY. FAMILY EVENT NOT A DRUNK EVENT.

3/26/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CVS at 111 and Western had $9,000 of damage and the Walgreens at 103 and Western had $4,000 in damage the day of the parade. I'm sure there is a lot of residential damage that is in the 10's of thousands. Good call cancel the parade.

3/26/2009 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3fleRnAKM

You call this a Parade

3/26/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guy to said "TOO-Many "NON-IRISH" ruin the parade"- Guess What? It wasn't a Puerto Rican pissing on my lawn that my kids had to see and they weren't Mexicans having sex my garage! Who was it that threw a beer bottle that hit an 8 year old kid? So, give a a F@#king break, pal! Here is the truth- All these neighborhood parades are B.S. and they should ALL be cancelled, esepically the BUD "who the hell are you really" BILLIKEN CRAP-ADE!! If you are going to shut one down for violence and crowd control reasons then shut them ALL DOWN!!

3/26/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit? Let them cancel the parade. Keep the shots fired and fights and garbage all over the neighborhood to the shit neighborhoods. The south side parade makes the neighborhood seem like a bunch of inbred hillbillies with the 14 year olds passed out drunk in the alley puking on themselves before the parade even starts. The stench of piss in the air is atrocious, and it's not a "family event" any longer. It's an excuse to get drunk, but I know so many south siders are drinkers and think it's ok to have a day to get shit faced and rowdy. It's become a nuisance. Good riddance.

Oh, and I could care less that Bud Biliken doesn't get cancelled. Let 'em have their shitty parade for the only hero they have...a made up fictitious character. That's pathetic.

3/26/2009 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bud Billikin is not a parade. It's a bunch of SUV's with shit music thumping from them and a bunch of kids following behind. Not to mention all the lost kids who's parents are too high or drunk to give a shit. Sorry for using the plural form or should I just use baby's momma? Oh and the violence, wonder where the CPS kids get the idea that violence is O.K? At the Bud Billikin Day walk, this is how you start off the school year. How come I don't see any pussy media scum at the walk asking questions?

3/26/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Major Blockrounder said...

The following is the solution to the parade mess. Any parade, be it Southside Irish, Bud Biliken, Gay Pride, P.R. Independence Etc.

First, All parade sponsors will be required to put up money to pay for the police detail, which will work like special employment, at time and one half. The number of officers and supervisors assigned will be no less than the number that were assigned in previous years for the same event.

Second, The parade sponsors will put up a bond which will provide financial assistance to any business or home owner in the area of the parade that incurs a financial loss due to property damage or similar claim.

This way anyone working these parades, who has to put up with all the crap and nonsense that goes along with them is at least doing so as a compensated volunteer.

Sporting events should be handled in the same manner.

3/26/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Fucking Riddance!

And for all you Irish crying about the parades demise and comparing the crap that goes on at Billiken:

It's apples and oranges.

The HUGE difference is that those of us that live near the parade CARE that some drunk is pissin, shittin or throwin up in our yards.
There isn't one jagoff near Washington Park that cares about all the shit that goes on there.

3/26/2009 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

On the day of the parade, I was at a card game that was supposed to start at 5:00 P.M.. The game didn't start until 6:30 p.m.. The guys from Mt. Greenwood had a difficult time gettting across Western Avenue because of all the foot and vehicle traffic.

I won't miss this parade at all.

3/26/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's about time!
hey have the parade in he suburbs so all the city kids can go, get drunk and piss all over the place

3/26/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many hundreds of thousands of people attend this parade with what? 50 arrest. Did you coppers whine so much at the Billken Parade or the Puerto Rican parade where the commander had to shoot two gangbangers. Or, two month of watching a foreign flag drapped out of cars and flown by a narco government?

3/26/2009 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PARADE "A" KIDS DRINKING AND FIGHTING. PARADE "B" ADULTS GETTIN HIGH AND SHOOTING. HHHHHMMMMMMMM. THEY CANCELLED WHICH ONE? FLIP

3/26/2009 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The parade makes the Irish look like a bunch of drunks.

3/26/2009 07:15:00 AM


No the IRISH make the Irish look like a bunch of drunks. How many Irish people do YOU personally know who don't drink to barfing excess.

Now if we can get rid of the fucking Bud Billiken parade...

3/26/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ve worked the P.R. parade, the Bud Biliken parade and the Mexican parade and id rather work those then the S.S. Irish parade. If the above mentioned citizens did a quarter of the shit that the S.S. Irish parade folks did. It would be mass arrest's everywhere. People talk so much crap about how dangerous or why should we give "THOSE PEOPLE" service when the reality is the biggest pain in the ass are the S.S.Irish retards. Thank God next year i wont have to go and see drunk ignorant people again.

3/26/2009 09:14:00 AM

I've worked them too and I hate all publicly supported expressions of dumb ethnic pried. However, why is it that there are agg. batts. at all of the fests/parades except the Irish one and the Irish one is being closed?

3/26/2009 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian Post---

This "parade" if you could still call it that had evolved into one of the most unfriendly non-family events held in the city. I went two years ago for the first and last time.
Officers on duty showed lotsa restraint in dealing with crap. You had to be a real idiot to get arrested.
Good call organizers, you had nothing to gain by keepng this going. Unlike the other committees, you have other things to carry you through.

3/26/2009 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

The real truth is that the CPD does not have the available manpower to effectively cover the parade anymore without paying OT.

How in the world are we supposed to provide security to the Olympics when we can't handle a neighborhood parade???

3/26/2009 12:13:00 AM


An excellent point if I say so myself.

3/26/2009 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There goes my easy score for next year

3/26/2009 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who oppose of the parade are obviously not Irish!

Big Fucking Deal They canceled your useless parade. Most of you don't watch they parade but use it as an excuse to get drunk (like you don't do that all year anyway) and yes I'm Irish and live on the South Side.

3/26/2009 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bud Billiken is OK though right? Oh listen to the crys of racism if that was discontinued!!!

3/26/2009 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you call a drunken Irishman that won't leave your backyard? PATTY O'FURNITURE!!!!

3/26/2009 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working with Cap Wedster when she left for the FBI NA 2 summers ago. At that time she already had a bachelors and a master degree....I think that constitutes an education and training. This is the kind of bs makes me not believe a thing on this blog anymore. Any piece of sh** can spout any crap they want to hurt someone they are jealous of. "that's the word from downtown" you think they don't know at 35th st what her credentials are...you ah. By the way..only her friends call her Ruthie so you are probably kissing her ass as we speak Arnold.

3/26/2009 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is everyone forgetting that the organizers canceled the parade and not the city? Bunch of fucking morons who can't read?

They are trying to play the race card but only to drop it and not know when or how to play it. This is not a racial issue it a issue where people care about the neighbor hood they live in. So those of you who cry race look in the mirror and see that you are the problem in fact you are the real racist.

3/26/2009 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This parade was not started to be a drunk fest or to bring throngs of people from outside the area in. It was intended to be a community celebration and thanks to the influences of the media grew and grew and grew. Other events will replace the parade but those of us who were there from begining to end will remember what it really was about. The one thing I find rather interesting is the timing of the announcement. The 2016 Olympic float in the parade was not well received by those in attendence. And I mean those that were adult, hard working, tax paying citizens of this city. I actually heard boos from my vantage point and in talking with friends who were at other points in the route learned that they had the same observations. I may be paranoid but it is something to think about.

3/26/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance...No more drunken domestics when Maureen dumps Kevin while he's "all lickered up"!

Progress comes to Western Ave.

3/26/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSI is/was the white Bid Billiken. Just because you're white doesn't make your piss or vomit any better. If You are a working tax paying citizen, you should know and act better than ghetto dwellers. You should all be embarrassed by the actions of the drunken so called Irish revelers. Many of them got off the Metra train already soused dragging coolers of liquid gold as they walked past my house. Others parked in front while unloading their portable taverns. Good riddance. For years we were ordered not to make any arrests at the parade but recently,the attendees have forced the city's hand. People who live blocks away from the parade are subjected to the nasty behavior of the parade goers. Don't get me started on the many, many drunk drivers who were allowed to go on their merry ways. Some people think rules don't apply to them and usually they don't if they are white, Irish, cops kids, etc. That so called neighborhood parade became like New Orleans Mardi Gras.. beads and all. Bud Bulliken knuckle heads don't piss & puke on my property and they don't pretend to be above it all while they show their asses. In the many years that I've worked the many so called parades, SSI is the worst. The PR business is next because it lasts a week.

3/26/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Lt. Richie Scotchbreath?

3/26/2009 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bud Billiken parade has to go now. I hated the Irish parade for the last 10 years, but fair is fair. If the Bud Billiken parade isn't cancelled, I call racism.

3/27/2009 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the ignorant S.S Inbred hillbilly's. You sad pieces of shit. You sit there trying to justify your parade when you know that if at any other parade, if a black or latin guy were walking down the parade route with a can of beer in his hand OH MY GOD his civil rights would be nonexistent. He would get his ass locked up faster then then an Irish girl shitting on someones front lawn. GOOD BYE DRUNK PARADE.
A VERY HAPPY AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER

3/27/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard evergreen park wants to have the prade they should be able to handle it

3/27/2009 10:20:00 PM  

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