Friday, April 17, 2009

Waste of Money

How about looking for ways to reduce our freaking taxes you idiots:
  • Chicago Aldermen are looking for ways the City might be able to help keep alive the weekly publication, StreetWise, sold by the homeless.
And then some truly moronic statements are made:
  • At a City Council hearing on Wednesday, mother of two Patricia Tillman said if StreetWise goes under, so does the income—and training—that have helped her family stay off the streets.
So if Streetwise goes under, you lose all that training? Someone is hitting the crack pipe awfully hard if you can forget the "training" that turned your life around. How about taking some of that "training" and applying it to a better paying endeavor?

And finally, an aldercreature almost makes some sense of it all:
  • Alderman Manny Flores, who called for the hearings, says they City—and the StreetWise board—should be leery of any government sponsorship of an independent newspaper.
"government sponsorship of an independent newspaper." Isn't that a description of the Sun Times?

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21 Comments:

Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

Times are tough. But the (those that are still employed )tax payers cannot afford to subsidize newspapers. It sounds cold-hearted, but it's the cold-truth.

4/17/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THERE IS PLENT OF JOBS 4 DA HOPELESS!

SELLING AND ORANGE APPLE AND A BANANNA.

SELLING DEFECTIVE WHITE SOCKS.

HOLDING A POSTER THAT SEZ UR HOMELESS.

SELLING BOTTLE WATER.

PRETEND U R A CHARITY.

SEND UR DROP KIDS TO SELL M&M IN DOWNTOWN 4 THEIR FAKE SOCCER TEAM.

HOLDING A GAS CAN BY A CAR AND SAYING U NEED CASH 4 GAS.

STEAL A SQUEEGEE FROM A GAS STATION AND CLEAN WINDOWS W/ DIRTY PISS WATER.

STAND ON A DOPE SPOT AND SCREAM LIGHTS OUT/OR TAKE UR HAT OFF/ DANCE IN PLACE OR ANY OTHER DUMB ASS SIGNAL THE DOPE MAN TELL U 2 DO.

HAPPY ENDING 4 10 DOLLARS W/ NO MASSAGE!

JUST CALL IT THE STIMULOUS PAKCAGE.

4/17/2009 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Streetwise person just arrested with 5 rocks. Thats not personal use, that is sellers using Streetwise as a cover to stand on the corner and do whatever they want. How do I know...when the local drug dealer asks why we are harrassing the streetwise people because they have a license...then I knew who she was selling for.. What did it get me? Another CR, you know those legitimate records that depict bad cops? The one they gave to the judge? I am so out of here!

4/17/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I first came to this fair city I spent a buck on a street wise newpaper. I opened it up and read about Rev. Jackson and his son. I said what the hell I helped someone out. That was the last time I bought it. The rag's not worth wrapping potato peels in.

4/17/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if bums are out of work, they must be truely down...

4/17/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And finally, an aldercreature almost makes some sense of it all:
Alderman Manny Flores, who called for the hearings, says they City—and the StreetWise board—should be leery of any government sponsorship of an independent newspaper."government sponsorship of an independent newspaper." Isn't that a description of the Sun Times?"

It should be re-named "The Daley News" All that shortshanks wants you to hear and nothing more !!!

4/17/2009 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen the same Streetwise "vendors" for years in Uptown. Both entrances of any given Jewel, outside of banks, outside of Starbucks, by the el stations.

Take a look outside of Wrigley Field on any game day. They're everywhere! But it's always the same ones!

Heck, one guy would drive his car down to the area, park it a few blocks away and walk to the ball park and hawk the paper.

My personal favorites are the jag-offs who grab the free papers, fold them in half and sell them to the stupid suburbanites. Hell, some of them practically strongarm people.

Yeah, this idea worked reall good.

4/17/2009 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have them bring copies to sell at those beat meetings.

4/17/2009 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be re-named "The Daley News" All that shortshanks wants you to hear and nothing more !!!

4/17/2009 02:54:00 AM

so TRUE

4/17/2009 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instant cure for all of this bullshit ... feed "the homeless" to "the hungry"! What's wrong with selling my water bottles on the street? Beats going to Court ... and it's cash! No $$ for "The Dick" Daley and his merry band of thieves.

4/17/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite was a guy I saw once who had a sign, "Please give me a dollar so I can by more beer".

I gave him a dollar.

4/17/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have no money says the head of the criminal family daley! But the alderidiots want to help streetwise! I agree the scumtimes is a daley owned paper,they will never talk bad about the dictator another reason they are going under,and steinberg helps them sink faster! Zell is upset he bought the tribune,oh well sammy sucks to be you! How about investigative reporting on daley and the 50 thieves? Maybe a partnership with Patrick Fitzgerald to "round em all up and put em on the bus"!

4/17/2009 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

"...Our Streetwise person..."

It's interesting how you personalized her. It's also interesting how you speak to the local drug dealer instead of just bitch-slapping him.

Stay out of Starbucks north siders. That shit is warping your brains.

4/17/2009 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Streetwise is just subsidized litter; like the Bum Times.

4/17/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous BK Kelly said...

Those cats that be selling SkreetWise are all a bunch of felony having thugs. Them cats be strong arming citizens downtown and making this city look like a shithole.Them cats need to get off the skreet and crawl back in to the smelly orifice they came out of. Fuck SkreetWise, it is a nuisance and a black eye for this city. We are better off without them ugly ass bullies peddling that bullshit on our skreets.

4/17/2009 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of these Streetwise vendors I know have been offered or given jobs by people they interact with on the street. I don't know any of them that took or kept a job offered to them. It requires too much discipline to hold a steady job.

4/17/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no...if Streetwise folds the homeless will be on the corners asking for money again! Hey, wait a minute...

4/17/2009 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media's credibility is zero, they are a branch of the democratic party. Perfect example, that CNN reporter interveiwing the guy with the two year old child at the tea party in Chicago. She went way over the line trying to debate the man instead of reporting on the event. They are helping to push us over the edge into socialism.

4/17/2009 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago I was driving to work downtown and a shithead was selling the Sun-Times on 63rd & Western. Gave him a quarter just as the light was turning green. Opened it up and it was yesterdays paper. Had todays paper covering up the old ones.

I have to admit, after I thought about it I was quite impressed that he scammed me. But that didn't stop me from pretending I was going to run him over the next time I saw him.

His eyes got real big. That was funny too.

---not a cop

4/17/2009 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should save Streetwise, there's a lot of uses for it...
butt wiping
toilet paper
fish wrapping
dog and cat waste
fly killing...
There's a lot of uses for the Times and Tribune too...
butt wiping...

4/18/2009 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Gore says:
The Green thing to do would be to save paper and let Streetwise die

4/18/2009 10:22:00 AM  

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