Sarcasm and Silliness from a Windy City Cop
posted by SCC at 12:04 AM
God Bless and Thank You!
God Bless the military, police and fire fighters!
May they rest in peaceand their sacrifice beinspiration toTRUE FREEDOMAMEN
Yesterday, I rode my bike northbound roughly along Austin, starting at Grand Avenue -- I was north of Montrose before I saw the first American flags for Memorial Day. Tells you something, huh?Today, a tremendous documentary film ran on Channel 11 -- hope they run it again. "Lost and Found: Legacy of USS Lagarto" (6 p.m. Sunday, WTTW-Ch. 11) revisits the shipyards of Manitowoc, Wis., which produced dozens of submarines for the Navy during World War II. This well-paced film also chronicles the recent efforts of divers who found one of those submarines, the USS Lagarto, in the Gulf of Thailand six decades after the war ended. And the one-hour film also documents the efforts of family members, some of whom live in the Chicago area, who wanted the Navy to recognize the sub's crew, all of whom perished in the sub during a 1945 battle."I cried. The two divers, Richie Kohler and John Chatterton, are two of the world's absolute top "technical wreck divers." (Look for a book called Shadow Divers about their discovery of a lost German U-Boat off New Jersey. You won't be able to put it down.)http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-submarine-watcher-0522may22,0,6406725.story
God Bless the men and women who have served and their families
There are no words to express my gratitude to those who have served. Too say thank you is not enough. We owe you everything. Freedom is bourne on your backs. I truly owe all of you everything. Your suffering has guaranteed our freedom. It's not enough, but thank you.
seamam daniel finucane murphy,jr. uss corvina 16 nov. 1943 just south of truk island along with his brothers on the submarine. thank you.patrick
Thank you to all the veterans and theor families.
R.I.P. SEMPER FI
5/25/2009 12:25:00 AM -- the bicyclistYou must have been paying attention to the road a bit, then, because I live just off Austin between Irving and Montrose and I saw at least 3 flags out yesterday. Granted, that's not many. But they were there.
God Bless America's Defenders!!!Let their blood, guts and sacrifices never be forgotten,ever!!!May the Lord's Blessings be upon all Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coasties, Policemen and Firemen.Fly the flag today and say a prayer for those who can't.
Sidenote:To those who recall, "oldtimers", today is also the 30th Anniversary of the single worst airline disaster in history, United Airlines Flight 191.This was an incident and a day I will never forget, may all those who perished on that ill fated day R.I.P.
We have the only flag up on our block. I remember as a kid, people would be outraged if someone didn't have their flag out on Memorial day. What the hell happened?RIP soldiers and thank you.
May God Bless those who served and forfeited their lives for the freedom of their families and countrymen.Your sacrifice has not been forgotten and we honor you today.Thank you for our freedom.
I think of my forefathers, my brothers with whom I proudly served, many of which still do so, and most importantly those that we have lost, our dearest blood. Thanks to all who served. All gave some, some gave all. This we'll defend!GRAND CROSSING GUNSLINGER
CSM Jeff Mclochlin IN ARNG and Plymouth IN PD KIA Afghanistan RLTWJim McNaughton 306th MP and NYPD KIA Iraq2 police officers and Army Soldiers-Did more than their fare shareThey gave their today for our tomorrowsThank you and God Bless
To my dad and my uncle, both WWII vets and the war that took my uncle's life, thank you.America Lives. I display my flag proudly. The American Flag, the only flag.
God bless the small buisness people who pay for the military, police and fire dept. God bless the Constitution that protects us from the goverment.
God Bless you that served and are currently serving. Thank You.
Thank you to ALL our military, past and present. Thank you to our GOLD STAR families for their sacrifice to our country.I am VERY PROUD to say....I am a Mom of 2 Marines. Semper Fi!NEVER FORGET!
Thank you and God Bless the men, women, and their families of all who serve or have served in the military and the police. Without your dedication and sacrifice we would not have the freedom we enjoy and often take for granted in America. We proudly fly our American flag and our POW MIA flag 365 days a year. We are the only family on our block to do so. We are proud to be American and we have raised our children to honor and respect those who have fought for our freedom and those who protect us everyday.
God Bless the troops and all of those who have died for America and our freedoms.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS all those who have served and all those who continue to serve so we can enjoy the freedoms we have. YOU are the reason we have these freedoms!!I'm a South Sider so I'm not familiar with the route the bicyclist took stating the lack of AMERICAN FLAGS! But however many there are, that's NOT enough! I fly a 3'x5' AMERICAN flag outside my house 365 days a year. I am damn proud to live in the GREATEST country in the world and owe it all to our brave servicemen and women.I challenge all of you to put a flag, large or small outside your residence year round to show your support to all out troops. I think that's the least we could do!GOD bless you all and be safe!!A BIG THANKS TO ALL OF THE CPD SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND TO BILLY GORMAN (022)WHO IS CURRENTLY SERVING IN IRAQ AFTER ALREADY SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN!!
show your prideFly the American FlagThere are places it is forbidden to be flown and it infuriates lowlifes from those places.
To all the guys and girls of the Chicago Police Department. We here in Afghanistan just want to say thank you for all care packages you send us and taking care of our City while we are gone. Fr. Nagle, thank you for your prayers as well. We don't get much here, but the thoughts of family, friends and our family on the job bring us much happiness. SCC, thanks for being that link that keeps us "in the loop"
My father is a vietnam vet. God bless all of the men and women who served. Also going through the internet today and stumbled on this article. http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blogentries/index.html?bbPostId=Cz3OqleFd098aB9976AorVUmNCz3Ov6dXX01VCBEDW4D3b3i0J&bbParentWidgetId=B816qv1rbXL01FLGtsnJ6tnObama wants to cut slain officers benefits in half. What a piece of garbage he is. This comes right after he honored them. This guy is a joke.
A sincere THANK YOU to all who have served. We owe our lives to you. May God bless you and your families. I am proud to occupy your soil.
I proudly fly my flag every year. Thank you to all arms of the military, the police and fire fighters for the sacrifice each and every day to keep us safe to enjoy our freedoms. May God bless you and watch over you.
5/25/2009 12:25:00 AM -- the bicyclist"You must have been paying attention to the road a bit..."Yeah, I was watchin' for Daley's potholes and navigating over his speed bumps when a scrap truck with one headlight dangling lurched out of an alley, nearly striking the group of 5 pregnant women pushing baby carriages with kids swarming around them. The mariachis were blaring as the block rats talked shit and burned rubber...I be trippin'."...because I live just off Austin between Irving and Montrose and I saw at least 3 flags out yesterday. Granted, that's not many. But they were there."5/25/2009 07:58:00 AMI know. The stop signs and street lights, the fences and corners of buildings tend to be more intact, too -- not as many wide-tread tire tracks diagonally across the sidewalk, not as many smashed bumpers and Corona bottles laying around.The rat population -- I mean the ones running across major intersections in broad daylight -- also decreases very dramatically north of Diversey.Allo. Oo are ewatch Channa Ellan een Tsicao!
God Bless all our Miltary past and present, fighting for our freedom.
Lest we forget the sacrifices...Mom worked in a defense plant during WWII. Young gal in work clothes and safety shoes. She slipped on the oily steel stairway, fell, and broke her coccyx. It still hurts her today. She's 86. God bless all...
Thanks and blessings to all the brave Soldiers have served our Country, and kept us free and safe, as a Nation. To all those spoiled, pussified babies out there who take our freedom and liberty for granted, a big FUCK YOU...
We went to the Edison Park memorial at Monument Park and only 20 people showed up!! What a disgrace to our veterans who fought for us & our country!! Next year, make time to go ~ its at 9:30am...we go every year and it seems like there are fewer & fewer veterans.....
Please say a special prayer today for P.O. Pedro Medina 014, who was injured in Afghanistan and is now in Walter Reed. Please look on the FOP Website and send cards. Gold bless all that served and are currently serving. I am a naturalized American and I do fly the flag. Most of you born here don't know how good you really have it.
Anonymous said... God Bless the military, police and fire fighters!"Ditto"
AMEN, SCC!!!Be safe, all.
PO Pete Dusick from 020 is a Lt Col in the Army Reserves, serving in some Intelligence capacity....he's been gone since fall of 2001 and Officer Mercado just was activated and is on his way to Afghanistan.Keep both in your thoughts.
Yeah, I remember right where I was when 190 went down too...Speaking of disasters --May 25, 1896 -- An F3 tornado passed through Park Ridge, Edison Park, Niles, and Norwood Park -- 4 1/2 miles of destruction, with several people killed."This week of almost continuous strong and violent tornado activity (perhaps the most violent single week of tornado activity in US history) continued with a 1 AM, F4 tornado in Ogle County, Illinois. A mother and three children died as a home was leveled south of Egan. A half hour later, three more died and six were injured in a home south of Davis Junction, Illinois. The late afternoon devastated parts of central and eastern Michigan. At 6 PM, in Tuscola County, Michigan, a home in which a funeral was taking place was destroyed. The thirty people in attendance ran safely to a ditch before the home was "lifted and dashed to the ground." A man in a nearby home was killed by debris as he watched the events from his window. Two hours later, two people were killed as thirty homes were destroyed at Mount Clemons, Michigan. At 9 PM, the third F5 tornado of the year began leveling homes near Ortonville, Oakwood, and Thomas, Michigan. Nine people died in a single home at Ortonville. On the ground for thirty miles, the funnel killed at least forty-seven people."May 27, 1896What may have been the first tornado of the day killed a woman near Bellflower, Missouri. At 3:15 PM, three students died and sixteen were injured in the destruction of the Dye School in Audrain County, Missouri. A few minutes later, the same tornado killed one student and injured nineteen at the Bean Creek School. At 6:15 PM, two children died on a farm in Osage County, Missouri. At about 6:30 PM, two tornadoes touched down almost simultaneously from separate storms. One leveled entire farms near New Minden, Hoyleton, Richview, and Irvington, Illinois. The other was the third deadliest tornado in US history, taking a total of at least 255 lives. In Saint Louis, Missouri, people died in homes, factories, saloons, hospitals, mills, railroad yards, and churches, as a half-mile-wide swath was cut across the center of the city. At least 137 people died at Saint Louis. Other people living on shanty boats may have perished in the Mississippi River, but were not counted because their bodies were washed downstream. At East Saint Louis, Illinois, the funnel had narrowed but may have also intensified. Devastation there was more complete, and 118 people were killed. Twenty seven more people died in other Illinois tornadoes this day."Wild, huh? I understand some of those little Michigan farm towns never were rebuilt. I got more info on the Norwood Park tornado -- just a paragraph or two -- but I have to download a whole book first before I can quote it. More later.
There are no words to express my gratitude to those who have served. Too say thank you is not enough. We owe you everything. Freedom is bourne on your backs. I truly owe all of you everything. Your suffering has guaranteed our freedom. It's not enough, but thank you.5/25/2009 02:14:00 AMEloquent, true and couldn't agree with you more!
Ah-ha. Here we go. The Memorial Day Norwood Park Tornado..."This tornado occurred two days before the St. Louis tornado, May 25, 1896, passing through that portion of the city known as Norwood Park..."This tornado occurred between 1 and 2 A.m., and at about the same time two other tornadoes occurred in northern Illinois and one in Iowa, while a fourth was reported in the southeastern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan on the following afternoon. All were formed in the southeast quadrant of a storm or cyclone moving east from Manitoba with a trough of low barometric pressure extending thence southward. General thunderstorm conditions at the time prevailed over the western Lake region and the Middle West; and in the vicinity of the Weather Bureau office in Chicago there was an exceptionally severe thunderstorm, with vivid lightning, heavy squalls of wind, and excessive rainfall. The fall of rain from 2:08 to 2:23 A.m. at the station amounted almost to a cloudburst, there being 1.24 inches in the 15 minutes. The highest wind velocity recorded at the station was 62 miles an hour at 1:50 A.m."The tornado first appeared over the Des Plaines River, close to the boundary line separating the towns of Maine and Leyden in the northern part of Cook County. Generally, the track of the storm lay in an easterly direction, and the disturbance was most destructive in the section called Canfield-on-the-Hill, a portion of Edison Park, and the highest portion of the county, being 125 feet above the lake. The tornado moved thence southeastward, but turned slightly northeastward after reaching Norwood Park, thence moving eastward, skirting the dividing line between Niles and Jefferson. The path of the storm was clearly cut for over four and a half miles between the Des Plaines and the Chicago rivers, with a width varying from one-fourth to three-fourths of a mile. After reaching the Chicago River the track widened, indicating a decrease in energy, and by the time the tornado arrived at North Fortieth Avenue it had practically lost its identity. The sections over which the disturbance moved were for the most part but sparsely settled, and yet destruction was very great. Six houses were leveled to the ground, and about thirty others so badly damaged as to be almost beyond repair, and the total loss of property amounted to more than $100,000."— Cox, Bulletin No. 3, Geographic Society of Chicago."There is also a map of the storm's path in the 1914 book Weather and Climate Of Chicago. This book can be viewed on Google Books or Openlibrary.org.
THANK YOU!! We are SO BLESSED!!! Those who have served and sacrificed and currently serve and sacrifice are forever heroes. I fly my United States of America Flag daily, we live in the best country in the world.To those serving - stay safe, God Bless you, and THANK YOU!!
God Bless all that serve(d)OV(r)
RAISE A GLASS "To Those that have fallen before us To Those fighting alongside us And to those waiting to join the battle.......God Bless You"
"He that is a Soldier in Defense of Such a Cause, Needs No Title, His Post is a Post of Honor,and although not a Emperor, Yet He Shall Wear a Crown of Glory, and Blessed Will Be His Memory"
To all you serving as the PoPo of the rest of the World, Thanks. And in case you're wondering we're still without a contract.But just be careful out there, watch each others backs.
Learned tonight that a family friend who was serving as a civilian consultant to the State Department was killed in Iraq on Memorial Day. He was there trying to help the Iraqis restore their electric and communications systems. Not a member of the Armed Services, but nonetheless he died serving the greater good.RIP, Terry.
SCC, Please post this for all to see…During the 1st Watch on 25 MAY, an off duty P.O. from the 008th District was involved in a traffic accident in which a child ran out in front of his vehicle. Luckily, the off duty officer reacted in time and only knocked the child to the ground resulting in minor scrapes. As the off duty officer exited his vehicle to check on the child, several family members ran out from their backyard party and approached the off duty officer in a threatening manner, causing him to identify himself as a police officer before locking himself in his vehicle until 008th District officers arrived. After more than an hour later, one of the family members of the child made an allegation at the hospital that the officer must be drunk, resulting in the off duty officer being ordered into 008 to submit to an administrative blow, as the newly revised order reads. An IAD supervisor arrived in 008 and advised the W/C that field sobriety tests must be performed as well as the complete warning to motorist DUI packet. After the off duty officer called FOP, IAD changed their mind and wanted only an administrative blow. The acting street deputy, Cmdr. Carter, made several calls on his blackberry before finally overriding IAD and ordering an ET to administer FST’s to the off duty officer, now more than five hours after the traffic crash. The off duty officer passed the FST’s without problem but then was led directly into the processing room and ordered to blow. The off duty officer complied and blew a .000 on the breathalyzer machine.
COURAGE IS BEING SCARED TO DEATH BUT SADDLING UP ANYWAY- MARION MORRISON(AKA:JOHN WAYNE)
Priorities On this Memorial day weekend I counted 11State Troopers with 12 cars sniffing out the Vicious and dastardly seat belt violators at107th and La Grange Road smack in the middleOf the notorious opossum gang turf. This push on violent woodland creatures hadThe desired results since for the entire 3 or 4 Hour shift the Men in Brown were there not a singleRaccoon raised his masked face. Could you have used this manpower in Englewood?Or Roseland Saturday ? What a world!
To my parents, my father an Army Korean War vet and purple heart recipient, retired CPD, and my mom, USMC, and fighting another battle right now. Thank You for evrything.
Thanks to my dad who served with an artillery battery during WWII and came home and to my uncle who walked across Europe in an infantry unit attached to Gen. Patton's Army and got blown up by a German mine. Thanks also to my high school friend who was killed in an ambush in Vietnam. Thanks to you all.
To all the men and women who have served and lived, we thank you also.
to all who ever went into harms way thank you for your service. to all who died in combat, thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made to keep this country free.
Article on the Barksdale's 2nd Bomb Wing tribute to PO R Francis. "We felt a kinship with the Chicago Police Department in losing a brother in the line of duty," said Lt. Col. Kieran Denehan, whose cousin, Chicago Police Detective Luke Daly, mailed the T-shirts commemorating Francis, a U.S. Navy veteran ,http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1590184,CST-NWS-francis25.article
May God Bless and Keep the families of our brothers and sisters who are called to war.Sacrifices are made both by the servicemen as well as their families. Freedom is not free...it does come with a price.God bless ALL military brothers and sisters who did not return home.God bless the USA!
Thank You Dad and all of the Brave!
I got more info on the Norwood Park tornado -- just a paragraph or two -- but I have to download a whole book first before I can quote it. More later.5/25/2009 06:31:00 PM%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%5555Back then the whole area up inthese parts was PRAIRIE! That's why the tornados were more prevalent then! The expressways, wooded areas etc. have prevented tornadoes from forming so easy anymore.Tom Skilling
Thanks to my dad who served with an artillery battery during WWII and came home and to my uncle who walked across Europe in an infantry unit attached to Gen. Patton's Army and got blown up by a German mine. Thanks also to my high school friend who was killed in an ambush in Vietnam. Thanks to you all. 5/26/2009 07:05:00 AMThanks also to my uncle who served as a paramedic in Vietnam. I remember watching a show, oh about 10 years ago, when the History channel was showing the series "suicide missions." I remember the show saying these paramedics in Vietnam were either really brave or really crazy. I asked my uncle, he told me they were really crazy! Also thanks to my uncle who served in WW2 also a part of Patton's army. And thank you to all you young kids who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, and Vietnam. It depresses me how guys my age seem to care less or worse know nothing about what these men did in these wars. They are to busy worrying about XBox or something. But I want to tell you guys that I really appreciate what all you men did. I recently ran into this Vietnam vet proudly displaying his hat shopping at the hardware store. I saw him and told him "thank you". I guess you would be surprised at how something as simple as that makes their day! it makes them feel what they did doesn't go unnoticed. BTW, how many Vietnam vets are left on this job? I remember my dad telling me when first got on WW2 vets were training him. I still think my FTO is on the job, so Rich Regneir if you are reading this Thank You for everything.
I still think my FTO is on the job, so Rich Regneir if you are reading this Thank You for everything.5/26/2009 10:13:00 PMI think he is in Gun Registration.
COURAGE IS BEING SCARED TO DEATH BUT SADDLING UP ANYWAY- MARION MORRISON(AKA:JOHN WAYNE)5/26/2009 06:57:00 AMAnd what branch did Mr Morrison serve?
I didn't see any of you flag waving coppers wearing poppies. Oh what are poppies you ask? These are the little red flowers the vets sell at this time of the year. All the money that is collected goes directly to help veterans, without any government say so.
I didn't see any of you flag waving coppers wearing poppies. Oh what are poppies you ask? These are the little red flowers the vets sell at this time of the year. All the money that is collected goes directly to help veterans, without any government say so.========Well listen up asswipe. We're not allowed to have adornments on our uniform other than Department authorized ones. And that includes the tiny flag pins you see some coppers wearing on their radio straps. Each of those is an easy mover for Big Bird and his brethren. So while I respect the service of those who served in Flanders Field, take your false patriotism elsewhere and stick it where the sun don't shine.
Ass Wipe, what percentage of this fine dept are vets? Sure it's not many. Last century we all wore poppies and not one boss said a word about it.Most of them were vets as we were. Nothing but a bunch of cry babies now.
God Bless my great grandfather who was a chicago policeman and was killed in the line of duty in 1914.God bless my grandfather a WWI vet who served proudly.God bless my uncle who was killed on Omaha beach in WWII.God blees my Dad who served in the Pacific during WWII and was in the occupation force in Japan after the surrender.God Bless all our veterans...Honor them always
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