Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Look in the Mirror

Ah, Chicago aldercreatures. Paragons of virtue and bravery:
  • Aldermen have been feeling the heat from residents since the city turned over its parking meters to a private company this year, so today’s City Council hearing was a chance for the politicians to share the blame with company officials.

    And share they did, railing about the rollout of widespread changes that boosted meter prices and questioning whether the company violated its new contract by not keeping the council informed about problems they encountered.

    “We’re talking about a $1.15 billion deal here. This is not something you enter into without a lot of due diligence and study here," Ald. Manuel Flores (1st) said during the joint hearing of the council’s Finance Committee and License and Consumer Protection Committee.
Flores...Flores...how did he vote again?
  • Flores was among the aldermen who voted in December to take a massive, upfront payment from a consortium doing business as Chicago Parking Meters LLC in order to help address the city’s budget deficit. Though many council members complained Mayor Richard Daley gave them only two days to review the deal, the vote was 40-5.
Ah yes, one of "the spineless" as we recalled. The time for questions was back in December 2008 Manny. But not wanting to rock the boat, you voted for the big early payout.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manny another hdo hack with a spine as weak as the other 49 morons!

5/19/2009 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Ed Burke - Big Ed playing golf at Beverly Country Club while 2 of his private C.P.D. bodyguards at tax pays expense just sitting in the car waiting on Burke. Last time I checked a round of golf takes at least 3 hours . What a joke. I bet you if a normal beat copper just sat in his car for 3 hours he would be in big trouble.

5/19/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical... the aldercowards approve the stuttering pricks' plan to sell the parking meters with nary a squeak of protest. They knelt before Lord Daley and kissed his ring, (the brown one between his ass cheeks).

And now they're squirming because they've pissed off every car owner in Chicago. Good luck on that next election, morons ! You are GONE!!!!

5/19/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did this alderman take any unpaid furlough days?

5/19/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

OT:

Looks like CHANGE couldn't save a DOLLA.

BREAKING NEWS: Rapper Dolla Shot and Killed In L.A.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/19/california.rapper.killed/index.html?eref=ib_us

5/19/2009 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...only two days to review the deal, the vote was 40-5.

Billion dollar deal and nobody heard about the mountain of paperwork involved til then?

B U L L S H I T !

It was passed to close the city's budget deficit.

Not to improve the city's Bond Rating as Daley now says.

5/19/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The key here is that the vote was passed in order to address the massive budget deficit, yet Daley does not use the money for the budget. He holds it in a seperate account that he says is to keep the city's bond rating high.

Another elephant on the taxpayers backs that DOES NOT address the budget.

Where's the money?

5/19/2009 03:34:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

All of the alderman are worried about the next election. The public is screaming for their heads. This means a heavy turnout in the next election. My sources tell me the City Council could see a ninety percent turnover.

5/19/2009 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say "Re-election time"!

5/19/2009 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone honestly give a flying fuck what any of those assholes that call themselves aldermen say? They have to be the most ridiculous group of clowns in the United States.

Voting themselves a temporary loophole on firearms registration to take care of an alderman who forgot to register handguns in the anti-gun city, supporting our newest clown senator, bans on food, bans on dog balls, rubber stamping anything shortshanks wants...

Fuck all of them and their little twirp master. NOW they want to look into the parking meter bullshit? NOW? This crooked machine needs to come down.

5/19/2009 07:13:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Through DNA, the Milwaukee P.D. has an unknown serial murderer on their hands. The subject preys on women living "high risk lifestyles".

Total of six and counting.

For more, check www.JSonline.com

5/19/2009 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

i can BET WHEN R CONTRACT HITS THE FLOOR AT CITY HALL THE ALDERMAN WILL READ IT COVER TO COVER.

THEY WILL ALL TALK ABOUT THE HARD TIMES AND HOW THEY PUSHED THROUGH THEIR RAISES.

MEETING 2 NITE AT FOP LODGE COME BY 4 THE PIZZA AND STAY 4 ALL THE LAUGHS.

5/19/2009 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

If you look at these part time folks that make 6 figures a year who vote for these plans, there's always an underlying reason, just follow the money trail.
They call for their own pay raises, they’re staff/cronies pay raises and then they call to increase their own slush funds... eventually they have to find ways to replenish the well they keep taking from...

Meanwhile the city that they're supposedly looking out for has a number of serious problems that they won't address... maybe one day the people will wake up, maybe start calling their elected folks office, or better yet, maybe start letting them know on election day.

5/19/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These Democrats all work from the same playbook: "They never told us what they were going to do." Let's see, where have we heard that one before? Oh yeah, last week Nancy Pelosi denying she knew anything about waterboarding.

5/19/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im glad I work for such great leaders. I love writing movers and parkers on my fellow citizens to gain favor of my leaders. Iam a hero/worker.

5/19/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whe the fuck do we need 50 aldermen? Why not 10?

5/19/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ald. Ed Burke - Big Ed playing golf at Beverly Country Club while 2 of his private C.P.D. bodyguards at tax pays expense just sitting in the car waiting on Burke. Last time I checked a round of golf takes at least 3 hours . What a joke. I bet you if a normal beat copper just sat in his car for 3 hours he would be in big trouble.

5/19/2009 12:36:00 AM

Yes and paid at the big D-3 (Sergeants pay), 2 on 3 off schedule and overtime! Those guys are so greedy especailly the guy with all the crazy hair they even take special from the working street coppers! Why does burke get 2 guys always? The treasurer who deserves no driver gets only 1! Hey pammy here ya go 6 guys X $120+ per year + 2 new crown vics and fuel what a savings this could be! Why no black officers on this detail? Thought burke represented the "black man"?

5/19/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ald. Ed Burke - Big Ed playing golf at Beverly Country Club while 2 of his private C.P.D. bodyguards at tax pays expense just sitting in the car waiting on Burke. Last time I checked a round of golf takes at least 3 hours . What a joke. I bet you if a normal beat copper just sat in his car for 3 hours he would be in big trouble.

5/19/2009 12:36:00 AM

And eddie has over 9 MILLION in his play money campaign account, let him pay for his own security instead of the taxpayers but j-fed will not do anything!

5/19/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we keep bringing this issue up about Mike Masters illegally carrying a gun and making arrests maybe some reporter will eventually dig up the story. Come on guys we are giving this to you on a silver platter. The king of gun control (short shanks) has his guy carrying a gun. Someone ask Daley about this.

5/19/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....I bet you if a normal beat copper just sat in his car for 3 hours he would be in big trouble.



You'd be surprised, I sit in my car for 8 hours doing nothing and I still get PAID!!!!

5/19/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

OT -

Did you see this story??

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Chicagos-Worst-Cop.html

5/19/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Punching bag/whipping boy said...

June 30th, two year anniversary without a contract.

LET'S HAVE ANOTHER MARCH!!!

It would be great to have an even better attendance! Everyone make a sign and describe your beef with the city. Let everyone know about your least favorite politician. Don't let up one bit.

I'm tired of being the punching bag!

JUNE 30TH, CITY HALL, BE THERE!!!

F.O.P. please let's do this again. We have to let the public see our frustration. When John Q. or Joan Q. see that it has been two years without a contract, they think to themselves, "Damn, two years...that's quite a bit of time. Poor guys."

Let's do this PLEASE!!! WE HAVE TO KEEP SHOWING OUR FRUSTRATION AND OUR ABILITY TO UNITE FOR OUR CAUSE!!!

5/19/2009 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Just heard on the news Patty Blago is doing a reality show. BARF!!!!

5/19/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Aldermanic idiot. The meters have been broken down for years and now they expect this new company to fix them up in 6 months. If the meter is short changing you now that means it was short changing you a year ago when the city was in charge of them.

5/19/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whomever the female cop is that treats that family on secondcitywifey their neighbor no less, is a jagoff! Learn how to de-program yourself from the ghetto before coming home tough girl.

5/19/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is my fucking raise!

5/19/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot fop want to save money for our rank and file suggest 1 captain to cover 2 districts on all watches , it works great in 5 for 4 hours on the 1st watch
our lt's in 5 do a good job , assist with calls , crime scenes etc , we need more po's and sgt's not captains and exempts

5/19/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ticketing first responder vehicles under any circumstance is cookoo, cookoo, cookoo!!

I too think the memo regarding this type of ticketing was at the directive of the guy with Short Dick Syndrome, Dick Daley.

If it wasn't he, one would think there would be another memo from him or JFED saying no first responders will be ticketed.

Buck Naked
-Not a cop

5/19/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the peoples razor speak!

5/19/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

twenty years of daley and twenty years of him saying we are broke. the little mic is a bigger thief than the guy in new york who took the 50 billion. 2 years and still no contract. some things will never change.

5/19/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just my block, or isn't the blue recycled cans being picked up anymore. You should see my alley it's looking like the ghetto with trash everywhere. Nice job Richie! From now on all my recycle trash goes in the black cans. This city sucks.

5/19/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VOTE ALL THE ALDERMEN OUT AND THEN REDUCE THE CITY COUNCIL TO 25. LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT THIS AND VOTE THEM OUT.TIME FOR CHANGE.

5/19/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd bet that Shortshanks got "atomic wedgies" back at DeLaSalle H.S.

He's such a bully and vindictive jagoff.

5/19/2009 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone actually know who owns the parking meters now? We know the name of the company, but WHO are they???? How do you find that out?
That bastard is selling off our city piece by piece.

5/19/2009 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, S.C.C. why isn't there a post on the personal attack fox news did on an officer. It was called "Chicago's most dangerous cop" but what it really was, was a personal HIT on a very aggressive and effective officer. Yes, he has 20 civil suits, I have 5 (so I must be next on their list, eh). They made a big point of the officer shooting a car load of thugs after a Bulls victory night riot but failed to point out that the driver ran over a Sergeant prior to the shooting. They also put on two thugs that were arrested by the officer who dragged his name through the mud but they didn't mention the thugs criminal history. Hey, I'm sure the people I have arrested would like to do the same to me on the news. Is there some reason there is no post on this? This is a personal attack on one of us. What gives?

5/19/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"June 30th, two year anniversary without a contract.

LET'S HAVE ANOTHER MARCH!!!

It would be great to have an even better attendance! Everyone make a sign and describe your beef with the city. Let everyone know about your least favorite politician. Don't let up one bit.

I'm tired of being the punching bag!

JUNE 30TH, CITY HALL, BE THERE!!!

F.O.P. please let's do this again. We have to let the public see our frustration. When John Q. or Joan Q. see that it has been two years without a contract, they think to themselves, "Damn, two years...that's quite a bit of time. Poor guys."

Let's do this PLEASE!!! WE HAVE TO KEEP SHOWING OUR FRUSTRATION AND OUR ABILITY TO UNITE FOR OUR CAUSE!!!

If we do this again, we need a larger commitment from the troops, and I mean Sgts, Lts, and even Capts. And our families too. We blocked up traffic pretty good on the day of our "inaugural" protest march...I think it's possible we can at LEAST DOUBLE the attendance we had last time. I'm committed to going, if we can move on this...
What about YOU?

5/19/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That piece of shit mayor shortshanks stepped on his prick again and the alderwhores get the blame???? This fucking city deserves to get fucked over and over and over again because we have nothing but stupid dumbfuck CPS product citizens voting for these jagoffs every election. We vote these pricks into office when will they be voted out?

5/19/2009 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ald. Ed Burke - Big Ed playing golf at Beverly Country Club while 2 of his private C.P.D. bodyguards at tax pays expense just sitting in the car waiting on Burke. Last time I checked a round of golf takes at least 3 hours . What a joke. I bet you if a normal beat copper just sat in his car for 3 hours he would be in big trouble.

5/19/2009 12:36:00 AM

Yes and paid at the big D-3 (Sergeants pay), 2 on 3 off schedule and overtime! Those guys are so greedy especailly the guy with all the crazy hair they even take special from the working street coppers! Why does burke get 2 guys always? The treasurer who deserves no driver gets only 1! Hey pammy here ya go 6 guys X $120+ per year + 2 new crown vics and fuel what a savings this could be! Why no black officers on this detail? Thought burke represented the "black man"?

5/19/2009 09:16:00 AM

I totally agree with everything you said except one thing. Why must the race card be played. Man get over it already. There are more black sergeants in specialized units than whites but do you hear us bitch no you don't. Don't believe me look for yourself in the CLEAR system.

5/19/2009 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Ed Burke - Big Ed playing golf at Beverly Country Club while 2 of his private C.P.D. bodyguards at tax pays expense just sitting in the car waiting on Burke. Last time I checked a round of golf takes at least 3 hours . What a joke. I bet you if a normal beat copper just sat in his car for 3 hours he would be in big trouble. 3 hours? Guess again. Eddie never leaves the clubhouse before grabbing a bite. I always have to laugh when he changes into his golf duds and unstraps the ankle holster with the snubby inside. Total fucking tool.

5/19/2009 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Does anyone actually know who owns the parking meters now? We know the name of the company, but WHO are they???? How do you find that out?
That bastard is selling off our city piece by piece.

5/19/2009 02:58:00 PM"




http://blogs.chicagoreader.com/politics/2009/05/18/parking-meters-easy-version/


&


http://blogs.chicagoreader.com/politics/2009/05/18/aldermen-order-city-lawyers-explore-canceling-park/

5/19/2009 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone actually know who owns the parking meters now? We know the name of the company, but WHO are they???? How do you find that out?
That bastard is selling off our city piece by piece.

5/19/2009 02:58:00 PM



http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago_parking_meters_pt2/

5/19/2009 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5/19/2009 11:58:00 AM

The Raise Nazi says:
"No raise for you!"

5/19/2009 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
I'd bet that Shortshanks got "atomic wedgies" back at DeLaSalle H.S.

He's such a bully and vindictive jagoff.

5/19/2009 01:48:00 PM"

No, he was a real pussy ! daddy pulled him out of DLS and sent him to St. Iggy's so the Jesuits could protect him !!!! De La Salle was too rough for shortshanks. Once a pussy, always a pussy !!!!

5/19/2009 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's possible about the wedgies but it's called DeLaSalle Institute.

5/19/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALDERDOG POPE IS A DALEY ASSWIPER.VOTE THIS CORRUPT DOG OUT OF OFFICE , IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS POS ;GIT IT TO THE F.B.I. THEY ARE INTERESTED IN THIS GUY.

5/19/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all granstanding since the elections are approaching. They all voted for this deal and they know that it cannot be rescinded. Keep voting for them you morons.

5/19/2009 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a protest on 30 June is a good idea. After a city hall rally we stroll over to Puke Plaza and from there go to Michigan Ave for the Taste. At this point I would give up my raise to see Da Mayo in PRISON. The biggest Crook in Illinois history and there have been quite a few!!! The off shore money account must be staggering.

5/20/2009 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ald. Ed Burke - Big Ed playing golf at Beverly Country Club while 2 of his private C.P.D. bodyguards at tax pays expense just sitting in the car waiting on Burke. Last time I checked a round of golf takes at least 3 hours . What a joke. I bet you if a normal beat copper just sat in his car for 3 hours he would be in big trouble.

5/19/2009 12:36:00 AM

6 man detail, base salary for coppers on his valet stick $95,400 plus all the easy overtime while king eddie golfs they sit! Or pick up his cleaning and grocery shopping!

5/20/2009 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they compare the Milwaukee serial killer's DNA with Chicago's database?

5/20/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the wife of a Chicago Police Officer, who works in a downtown office. I previously wrote on this blog, that I and 36!!! of my co-workers attended the first "Informational Picket". I am writing again to inform you that when (not if) the next Picket is scheduled, we all again will be there ... and seeing that the summer is coming up, our kids will be there too! I also have learned just how damn corrupt and scandalous this Shitty really is. Not just because I'm the wife of a cop, but do people really have a clue as to what is happening to this hell-hole we are stuck in? I pray each and every night for all our my extended family brothers and sisters in blue! God Speed.

5/20/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone actually know who owns the parking meters now? We know the name of the company, but WHO are they???? How do you find that out?

The READER had an excellent article regarding this with a timeline of how everythng went down. Although they tend to be way too libral minded for my taste, they have, probably, the only real investgative jounalists left in this town.

5/20/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why must the race card be played.

5/19/2009 04:10:00 PM"



Because some think it's a magic card, a card that trumps all other cards.

5/20/2009 02:14:00 PM  

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