Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What Could Possibly Happen?

  • The head of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics has rushed to assure city taxpayers and city council members that it's unlikely they'll be on the hook for millions in case the games turn out to be a financial flop.

    Patrick Ryan said Monday that the risk of taxpayers' money in Chicago bid is "improbable.''

    Bid organizers met with the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland last week. The meeting included a promise from Chicago Mayor Richard Daley that he'd sign a host city contract, which assures the city will take full financial responsibility for the games.
"Improbable"? No, Mr. Ryan. What is "improbable" is a City contract awarded in Daley's Chicago that actually comes in on-time, under-budget and fully functional as designed. Off the tops of our heads, we can't think of a single instance. Ever.

Daley and his spokesweasel Jackie Heard are now spinning so fast, they could power Chicago for a year based on their RPM's lately:
  • After initially questioning the need, Mayor Richard Daley has decided to discuss the controversy over Chicago's Olympic bid contract with aldermen in a public forum, his spokeswoman said today.

    “The mayor understands the City Council is a critical partner in this endeavor,” Daley spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard said. “They’ve raised concerns. They have questions. So we will put the matter before council again.”

    Whether the session is informational or involves another vote “would be a determination that the City Council members would have to make.”

    A day earlier, Heard had said the mayor did not have to take the issue before the council again. That changed today.

So this is pretty much the last voice the public will have in an almost $5 BILLION bid for the Olympics that is sure to balloon to over $15 BILLION in the years to come. Remember, that initial bid is a full year of City resources committed to the Olympics in it's entirety. Nothing, and we mean NOTHING else gets paid for without a massive tax increase. Once the costs spiral out of control, we'll be looking at tax hikes of unimaginable proportions, even with Washington's help.

So call your aldercreatures. Here's a link with a handy list of phone numbers. Make the call and spread the word.

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111 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 shot in 015 tonight.

6/24/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if it's so improbable..then why the need for the guarantee ?
full of shit mayor daley !

6/24/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, since it's coming if we want it or not, who do I talk to about setting up a hot dog cart to sell $25 hot dogs to the tourists? How much to you think I'll have to pay the alderman for something like that?

6/24/2009 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Patrick Ryan said Monday that the risk of taxpayers' money in Chicago bid is 'improbable.'"

This bastard Ryan used to be president of Aon Insurance. I'm worn out now, but dimly remember from last night's news that this deal involves the buying and selling of insurance on the insurance demanded by the IOC. He's right in his element.

These are precisely the people who triggered the current DEPRESSION.

The thing that kills me is that everyone holds doors for the IOC, serves them free drinks, hangs on their every word as though they had something really valuable to bestow -- instead of an ocean of suffering and a mountain of debt.

This whole thing was a Greek idea, right? Hold the Olympics in Athens -- every time.

6/24/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter the aldermen have no soul's. They do whatever the mayor wants and rubber stamp all his corruption.

6/24/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds must be one dumb group of investigators

6/24/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago 2016 bid leader Patrick Ryan, as well as a number of outside observers, have acknowledged the city would be on the hook if losses exceeded guarantees and insurance policies. This would only happen "if everyone was so inept that we go over," Ryan said Wednesday.

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If everyone is so inept? Look at our city council and that idiot Daley? They ARE inept! It WILL go over! Chicago, prepare to get screwed. And not like the screwing that you're used to. This one is gonna really, really, hurt.

6/24/2009 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(The head of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics has rushed to assure city taxpayers and city council members that it's unlikely they'll be on the hook for millions in case the games turn out to be a financial flop.}

He's 100% right... We'll be on the hook for BILLIONS

6/24/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan, Daley's co-conspirator says that the city will purchase "insurance" to cover any cost over runs. Ummm, isn't John Daley in the insurance business? And isn't ryan also in the insurance business? Just askin!

6/24/2009 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it improbable that Chicago money will be used, then there would not be a need for the City to make commitment.

Remember that Pat Ryan ran a charity that had Maggie Daley making $75,000 a year to be on the board.

Insurance policies keep getting mentioned, how much money is Ryan making from those policies?

6/24/2009 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All in the face of a massive recession!

6/24/2009 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Future Mayor said...

SOLUTION: Have Daley and the Aldercreatures sign contracts stating they will put up all of their personal assets and investments to cover any losses. If the amount owed is still not met (which it won't be), each one of them agrees to surrender themselves to an Illinois State Prison for incarceration until said debts have been paid back in full by their labor while incarcerated.

6/24/2009 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE ALREADY PAY SOME OF THE HIGHEST TAXES IN THE NATION !!!
Prince Richard has no idea the value of money.

6/24/2009 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis aims to use federal grants to hire more cops

Chicago Police officials are hoping to hire up to 150 officers this year with federal grant money, Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday.

In the meantime, Weis is putting about 300 additional officers on the street this summer by shifting them from desk jobs or paying overtime with federal grants.

Staffing has become a concern in the last year as hiring has slowed. With vacancies and attrition rates, the department could be short more than 800 officers at the end of the year, compared with last year, according to the police union.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1636293,CST-NWS-police24.article

The truth is finally unavoidable, the CPD is short over 2,000+ sworn officers and things are getting worse by the minute. Keep railroading coppers and those statistic will be off the charts this year.

6/24/2009 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Journalist John Callaway dies
June 24, 2009 12:53 AM

Legendary Chicago journalist John Callaway died Tuesday evening in Racine, Wis., his wife confirmed.
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Why would this be on SCC?

Because of a quote Mr. Callaway elicited from then Cook County States attorney Richard Daley: "I could subpoena you overnight if you became my enemy."

A candid insight into the true character of the stuttering prick. Some things never change.

6/24/2009 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley travels . . .

Sneed hears Mayor Daley and wife, Maggie, headed to Jordan after their Olympics t

6/24/2009 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Support the Chicago Fire

$$$$$ ...

To help the family of slain Chicago Police Officer Alex Valadez, the Chicago Fire soccer club is donating a portion of each ticket sold at Saturday's home game to a fund created for his wife and unborn son. Kudos

6/24/2009 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Weis aims to use federal grants to hire more cops

Chicago Police officials are hoping to hire up to 150 officers this year with federal grant money, Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday.

In the meantime, Weis is putting about 300 additional officers on the street this summer by shifting them from desk jobs or paying overtime with federal grants.

6/24/2009 04:38:00 AM


Weis will then be forced to put some or all of those officers back into inside positions to replace the laid off civilian detention aids and others. Officers will also be required to stand guard at school crossings due to the layoff of $10 an hour part time crossing guards.

It is things like these layoffs and the elimination not too long ago of the district desk police aid position that shows the true insanity and incompetence of the morons running this city and Department.

Replace civilians with police officers, in most cases years after civilians replaced police officers. Both times increased efficiency and reduced cost were cited as reasons. Two steps forward, three steps back. There, make me an exempt, I have it all figured out.

Never have so many been led by so few with so little of what it takes to lead.

6/24/2009 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"3 shot in 015 tonight."

and???One would venture to guess if you looked @ the crime stats in 015 for Jun 23rd 1969, it was double that number,1979 triple it, 1989 when Crack was King 5 times that number,1999 take a guess?WGAS,HONESTLY.

6/24/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago Police officials are hoping to hire up to 150 officers this year with federal grant money, Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday.
The truth is finally unavoidable, the CPD is short over 2,000+ sworn officers and things are getting worse by the minute"

Short 2000?Didnt happen overnight. Boy that pro law enforcement administration 8 years previous sure did put their money where their mouth was.

Hmmm Federal Dollars to alleviate undermanning? Sounds pretty good.
DONTCHA THINK??

6/24/2009 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"... The thing that kills me is that everyone holds doors for the IOC, serves them free drinks, hangs on their every word as though they had something really valuable to bestow -- instead of an ocean of suffering and a mountain of debt.

This whole thing was a Greek idea, right? Hold the Olympics in Athens -- every time.

6/24/2009 12:23:00 AM


The door holders, (aka the Daley Crime Family), AND the IOC will flee Chicago after the 2016 Games with cash stuffed in wallets, pockets and suitcases and never look back. The resulting financial debacle will be felt here for generations.

This is obviously how the term "Greek tragedy" came into being !

OH, and fu*k you very much, Oprah, MJ, Mario Lopez (WHO?) and all you other commercial making asshats who DO NOT LIVE IN CHICAGO AND WILL NOT PAY FOR THE OLYMPICS THROUGH THEIR TAXES ! ! !

6/24/2009 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Daley travels . . .

Sneed hears Mayor Daley and wife, Maggie, headed to Jordan after their Olympics t

6/24/2009 05:06:00 AM


yeah, he got michael jordan to make that olympic commercial.

;-)

6/24/2009 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replace civilians with police officers, in most cases years after civilians replaced police officers. Both times increased efficiency and reduced cost were cited as reasons. Two steps forward, three steps back. There, make me an exempt, I have it all figured out.

Never have so many been led by so few with so little of what it takes to lead.

6/24/2009 05:12:00 AM

How can the press ignore this obivious fact? For every detention aide laid off, a full duty officer must replace that position. School crossings must be covered? The layoffs will place a tremendous burden on the patrol division. He will put tact teams in uniforms and pull other officers off the street to be detention aides? A tremendous shell game.

6/24/2009 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people of CHICAGO need to turn the 3rd of JULY into an open forum.With the media attention of the TASTE, a staged protest by large groups would be very effective.In addition the lack of a police presence could inform the clueless taxpayers HOW DANGEROUSLY SHORTSTAFFED WE ARE!!!On a day when the nutjob in NORTH KOREA is set to lob a missile towards HAWAII it's time to refocus the reality towards a serious world....NOT GAMES.

6/24/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until the 3rd of July, after that I assure you we will have no Olympics here. They have not changed anything from last year and they really believe that snow fencing will keep the savages out. Please! They will do the same thing as last year, keep their gang colors in their pockets and then put them on once inside. They are not there to drink just fight and grap all the ass they can right in front of the police while they taunt you. But remember if you do a bucket boy number on their head you will be al la Cozzi.

6/24/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if you take the bait and work special on the 3rd,you are part of the problem and a complete moron.An out of control TASTE is the last hope to DERAIL THE OLYMPICS.Think about the big picture dummies,the $300.00 you make compared to the $1,000.00's the games will cost you.DON'T BE A STOOGE!!!

6/24/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day every Officer whould wish that they could work on the third at the taste to help kick some ass, just like the Bulls Riots. But now most are glad they they are off on the 3rd or wish that they were. Look what you have done to this Dept. Shortshanks and J-Fed. They have castrated the backbone of this department and put clowns, Bartenders, and waitresses in charge. There are so many secretaties with guns on this job I am glad that they do not have the balls to pull them out of their holsters because they might shoot me by mistake.

6/24/2009 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think how easy it will be to smuggle a gun into the taste, boy we are in trouble. The only way order was kept in the past was because of the peoples own good nature and morals and a general fear of the police. None of that exists anymore. Be safe on the 3rd and do not let the fear of a lawsuit prevent you from doing what you have to do to keep yourself and your partners safe. I am off thank God but I will be there with you in spirit from Wisconsin Dells.

6/24/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the city is broke...it has no money...it's laying off people left and right...looks like in all reality we won't see a dime of retro and 2 years and still no contract. We're broke, we're broke yet shortshanks has a stockpile for the olympics. An endevor that will not only loose the city millions but put the future of Chicgo in jepordy? Ok...nothing to see here, please move on.

6/24/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"... It is things like these layoffs and the elimination not too long ago of the district desk police aid position that shows the true insanity and incompetence of the morons running this city and Department.

Replace civilians with police officers, in most cases years after civilians replaced police officers. Both times increased efficiency and reduced cost were cited as reasons. Two steps forward, three steps back. There, make me an exempt, I have it all figured out.

Never have so many been led by so few with so little of what it takes to lead.

6/24/2009 05:12:00 AM


Daley hates the Police because we are a strong voice against his Crime Family and have a contract that keeps getting in his way.

The Police contract guarantees that ALL civilian employees of the Police Department must be laid off before the first Police Officer can be. The Stuttering Prick loves to threaten city workers with layoffs if they will not bend over to his will, but as long as that provision exists in our contract, he is powerless to lay off or THREATEN any coppers but the PPO's. HE HATES THAT ! ! !

And, that's why he keeps moving these civilian jobs out of the Police Department and into other depts like OEMC and DOR etc. (didn't everyone at Motor Maintenance used to be an employee of the Police Department?). It is his continued effort to disintegrate our contract, and why we have been without a new one for over two years.

6/24/2009 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Support the Chicago Fire

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Even if the city burns down, Daley will still insist on HIS Olympics!

6/24/2009 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley and his spokesweasel Jackie Heard ...".

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Oh no. I will never be able to hear the name Jackie Heard again without seeing a furry faced rodent speaking into a microphone ! ! !

6/24/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Improbable?

Improbable that between now and 2016 there's going to be a massive inflation?

"Over" is not a probability it's a certainty.

The taxpayers have been fuc*ed again by the little bastard.

Right? Michael Masters?

6/24/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about other posters, but one thing I've learned in my 50 years about an isurance company is it is really, really good at taking my money but when I've needed to make a claim they use every tactic to deny payment.

What's the deductible under this olympics policy?

What insurance company is writing this policy?

In this economy, how do we know this insurance company is even going to be in business in 7 years.

There are so many reasons Chicago should not go down this road its amazing the olympics in Chicago is still a possibility.

Buck Naked
-not a cop

6/24/2009 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

SCC, you might want to start up a thread about the Taste of Chicago coming up this weekend. I was just watching some old videos on YouTube from last year. The gangbangers and kids with cellphone cameras have taken control of the Taste.

I think we need to remind officers that we are being filmed, and that this city and this dept doesn't give two shits about us.

Don't be a hero this year.

6/24/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops should rally again when Pat Ryan sells his cooked books to the City Council in a month.

You guys had great numbers at your last rally but more citizens with you would be great. What do Chicago Citizens want? High quality & well managed public safety (police/fire). Good Schools. Improved Transportation. Park land our families can use. Grownups know there is no such thing as a free lunch. We pay taxes and demand that the Chicago City Council focus on the basics instead of their circuses. Who do these jokers think they are fooling? We must put first things first.

6/24/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley & wife are going to stay out of town again for a while. (to Jordan) Must be another scandal breaking very soon! Whatever it is, I hope he ends up hiding in a cave in Waziristan.

6/24/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was once told that a true leader is one who inspires others to follow.

6/24/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Daley travels . . .

Sneed hears Mayor Daley and wife, Maggie, headed to Jordan after their Olympics t

6/24/2009 05:06:00 AM

And maggie is staying there for awhile! Wonder if her "valets" crack security team are with her? LOL!

6/24/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feds must be one dumb group of investigators

You couldnt have said it better. The feds hang there hats on convicting some 85 year old with a name that ends in a vowel. While the 20 year old gang leaders order killings and make hundreds of thousands off dope daily. Or sending a hardworking officer that gave someone a well deserved smack to jail while our mayor and polictians steal and scam time after time. They do not have their priorities right.

6/24/2009 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger citizen yip said...

I really don't understand why the sheeple of Chicago are so quick to believe this Olympics won't cost us a dime nonsense.

I agree SCC...I can't think of a single instance of a contract coming in on-time and on-budget - O'Hare expansion, Millenium Park, Block 37, etc.

Like Rick Telander said the other day - "They will take your money, people. They will. They always do."

Welcome to Daleyland.

http://welcometodaleyland.blogspot.com/

6/24/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three of the people moved from HQ that I know retired in the last two days. Two went on medical and will both be limited duty by Friday - and they are legit IODs. They should have never been full duty but were too proud to go light duty and were told they were safe.. I heard that at least three people that the sent out were misidentified as full duty. They have sent L/D people to HQ to take the place of the people who are leaving. As of 10 am today there are more people at HQ (+18) then there was one week ago. J-Pud and Masters are like dumb and dumber

6/24/2009 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT National news is carrying the story that in Chicago they are short of blood supplies because of all the violence. But hey crime is down right Jody.

6/24/2009 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tax and spend are all these people know. make all the pols in cook county empty their warchest donations into the pot. maybe BO can chip in too. funny...the city lays off people and cuts city services all in the name of a two week sporting event?

6/24/2009 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

London's bid started at 4.5 billion, so far that has ballooned up to around 20 billion. I know Chicago would definitely balloon highly

6/24/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they do this to the workers, they vote "NO"! Teamsters have "balls"!


June 24, 2009 (WLS) -- The Teamsters union has voted to reject a move by the city of Chicago to cut its members' pay by one-third by making them take furlough days and cutting their overtime.
The Teamsters represents the city's largest labor union. As part of drastic budget cuts, the city wants union members to forgo overtime and take 16 days off without pay.
Union members say it's not fair for the mayor to break their 10-year contract.
Last week, the Daley administration sent out layoff notices to 1,500 workers. The mayor says he'll be forced to layoff the workers unless the unions accept his budget plan.

6/24/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is great that the Special for the Taste is out, I think it is even greater that it is only open to the police who actually work and it isn't open to the little assholes that hide in headquarters.

6/24/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the time that the union should be directly contacting the USOC and informing them of a job action during the Olympics. Lets let the stuttering prick put residency on the line if the Olympics have cost overruns.

6/24/2009 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing,everything is fine.the fop is working hard on our contract,like they did for the bis officers.and the all have great golf scores.the city loves us,and crOoked eyes is the best super we ever had.and cooter loves the fop

6/24/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan, Daley's co-conspirator says that the city will purchase "insurance" to cover any cost over runs. Ummm, isn't John Daley in the insurance business? And isn't ryan also in the insurance business? Just askin!

6/24/2009 01:46:00 AM

Insurance policies keep getting mentioned, how much money is Ryan making from those policies?

6/24/2009 01:51:00 AM

Yeah, insurance on insurance on insurance, as the gleaming glass office towers rise from the mud and people run around looking important, talking on cell phones and waving papers.

This is mere parasitism -- ticks hopping onto the back of a leech. Ride 'em, cowboy!

It's great fun as long as the booze and ice holds out there in the penthouse suite -- but there is no production, no manufacturing, no creation of wealth.

This is a hemorrhage. Ryan and millions like him are literally bleeding us to death.

6/24/2009 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well, since it's coming if we want it or not, who do I talk to about setting up a hot dog cart to sell $25 hot dogs to the tourists? How much to you think I'll have to pay the alderman for something like that?"

--6/24/2009 12:15:00 AM

Forget it. ARAMARK or some huge outfit like that probably has it all sewed up by now. You won't even be able to sell shoelaces within 500 yards of the motherfucker; service entrance is over there at Gate 31A. What's this? No security pass, no vendor uniform, no health permit, non-standard cart not approved.

"Sorry, sir, this area is for authorized personnel only."

Kick up a fuss, and it'll be "Security!" By the time you make bail, get your cart back from the impound after they've torn it apart looking for bombs, appear in court, and pay the fine, the whole thing'll be over.

"No Help Wanted" -- from the beginning, when illegal Mexican and Polish labor will flood in to build the facilities, all the way to the end, when they've got Waste Management or someone lined up already to sweep up afterwards.

I think it's what they call a "done deal."

6/24/2009 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need someone with balls to run against dick daley so we can vote his ass out already.Someone who is honest,has integrity........oh shit I think I'm wishing for too much.

6/24/2009 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god i have a 7b furlo--- don't have to worry about the ghetto fabulous bs which will be going down at the taste--- to all my fellow officers--- go up to milwaukee for a great time at summerfest--- 2 hour drive up north and so much better than the bs here--- www.summerfest.com--- trust me, it is worth the trip....

6/24/2009 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Colin Howe said...

And, don't forget that, "Washington's help" is just more taxes that we all pay.

6/24/2009 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous alonzo mosley said...

The feds must be one dumb group of investigators


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oh yeah??? wait till they are knockin on your door at 6am.... just sayin

6/24/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To help the family of slain Chicago Police Officer Alex Valadez, the Chicago Fire soccer club is donating a portion of each ticket sold at Saturday's home game to a fund created for his wife and unborn son. Kudos




very class act.. that is nice to hear. I dont like soccer, but that is a very nice thing by the chicago fire organization.

6/24/2009 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It improbably that their is any real investigation of Mike Master illegally carrying a firearm.

6/24/2009 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all those millions so some fuckers can swim and run around a track while we don't have a contract for 2yrs now and dick daley wants to lay off 1500 people?WTF

6/24/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city wants to pay us time-and-a-half to work the taste, take their money. I only say this for all of the days EXCEPT July 3rd. July 3rd is the day to stay home and watch the chaos from home. This is the day when Chicago will fall on its face for all of the IOC to view. Work the other days for $50.00+ per hour. DO NOT put in for the 3rd. This is a statement that needs to be made about our understaffed dept. and the manner in which the animals operate. Take the free money on the other days, but, let the taste burn itself out on the 3rd.

6/24/2009 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I think it is great that the Special for the Taste is out, I think it is even greater that it is only open to the police who actually work and it isn't open to the little assholes that hide in headquarters.

6/24/2009 01:01:00 PM

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You dont think that was done for a reason? Your attitude is what the powers that be were looking for. Anything to drive a wedge between fellow POs during contract negotiations. I work in a district and feel that everyone who is below the rank of Sgt should be able to work it. We are all blue shirts, dont you forget that.

6/24/2009 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot dog stand? Why do you think he got rid of Robert Taylor? Look into who's holding that land grab now. The surrounding lots also.

6/24/2009 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, get a load of this. Our bosses in action!

After everything that has occurred in this city involving the Police Department / bad press, Lt. Eve M. Gushes and Chief E. Brown of the ever bitter Vice Unit are holding a on-duty, mandatory picnic at University of Illinois that will take place on Thursday 25 Jun. In her words an event that on-duty officers will be carried and or hours adjusted. And oh yes, she says drinking will be OK! This chick is on crack! Or in her words to promote good will among members of the unit. This clown has already cost the city millions and now She and Brown are starting on a escapade to have Police Officers put in jeopardy or fired. If anyone attends this from Vice or any other section of the department and drinks, they deserve what they get. IAD have a field day!

Thrown by Gushes paid for by VICE ( in more ways than one)

6/24/2009 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Another "boss" to be dumped said...

breaking news!!! just confirmed by a very good source that lillie crump in 003 is gone on friday. her, the supe and the first had a meeting that didnt go very well. she will be sent back down to her civil service rank.. this is just an inside rumor but if you ask the right people im sure you will find it confirmed. this comes from a very good 5th floor insider. I also talked to a guy in three who knows that lillie went to the closed door meeting and was extremly flustered when returning to the district. its all adding up now. hopefully she enjoys her last few days.

6/24/2009 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Te Feds are the biggest group of dumb investigators because they can't nail the biggest corrupt piece of shit mayor this city has ever seen! The feebs only make themselves look intelligent because they prosecute only winning cases.

6/24/2009 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Is Cuello out or on furlough? At the Supt. Monthly Commendation Ceremony, she was the only one of the command staff missing. Other than the BS rollcall training from about 2wks ago, she's been MIA.

6/24/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT National news is carrying the story that in Chicago they are short of blood supplies because of all the violence. But hey crime is down right Jody.

6/24/2009 11:54:00 AM


There will be plenty of blood lying around as soon as Taste of Chicago begins. It will be running in the streets.

6/24/2009 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want the Olympics here but really, I don't care since I will be gone three years by time the Olympics come around. Hopefully shortshanks will have had his massive coronary by then.

6/24/2009 05:01:00 PM  
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Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
I think it is great that the Special for the Taste is out, I think it is even greater that it is only open to the police who actually work and it isn't open to the little assholes that hide in headquarters.

6/24/2009 01:01:00 PM

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You dont think that was done for a reason? Your attitude is what the powers that be were looking for. Anything to drive a wedge between fellow POs during contract negotiations. I work in a district and feel that everyone who is below the rank of Sgt should be able to work it. We are all blue shirts, dont you forget that.

6/24/2009 03:58:00 PM

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Oh and I forgot to add it is a violation of the contract. If you let the city get away with it they will keep doing it. There will come a time where you will not think it is so great because you are the one getting screwed.

P.S.

Thanks FOP for stepping up for everyone affected on this one. Oh, I just checked the FOP website, you have to file your own grievances and they are not doing a class action one for all affected members.

Never-mind

6/24/2009 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:a report by cbs 2 chicago escalating violence in shitcago draining blood supply at county hosp.and summer has just started stay safe bitches!

6/24/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan says any risk of loss of taxpayer money as a result of the Olympics is "improbable".

Riiiiight. Same mindfuck bullshit just a different asshole spouting it.

There are a bunch of insolvent Investment Banks that said the same bullshit before there insurers didn't pay up on policies.

Everyone have everyone you know call their Aldermen and tell them if Shortshaft can ram the Olympics down our throats, we don't need a City Council.

Buck Naked
-not a cop

6/24/2009 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is "improbable" is a City contract awarded in Daley's Chicago that actually comes in on-time, under-budget and fully functional as designed. Off the tops of our heads, we can't think of a single instance. Ever.
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Wrongo. A whisper quiet auto-flush urinal/beverage dispenser was installed at Shortshank's City Hall bunker complex on time (April 24, 1989) and under budget (by one cent) with pride by the 11th Ward Pocket Lining Company. It's been so successful at turning King Dick the Two's yellow gold into piping hot media lemonade that the news outlets in this town just can't seem to get enough. Ever.

6/24/2009 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

From My Blog:

Chicago, IL—Yesterday there was a young Chicago police recruit accompanied by his father a 40 year plus, honorably retired cop that were visiting the court at 2600 S. California Avenue.

The young recruit suffered a serious injury on the job and has been off work on duty disability. The FOP issued the lad a duty disability star as has been their normal practice and he had his valid departmental ID card. When the lad displayed his credentials at the door with his father, the court’s security boss got involved, screaming at the recruit and his father in the foulest of language.

Without lawful authority, probable cause or any rational reason Deputy Chief Sheriff Charles R. Bowen confiscated the FOP star from the recruit. The recruit was treated as a criminal or police impersonator by Bowen.

There was no crime, no misconduct or the slightest disrespect on the part of the young recruit. Charles Bowen on the other hand was a bully, thief and behaved in a way that was nothing less than disgraceful.

While putting on his temper tantrum Bowen had threatened the recruit’s father with arrest and repeatedly dropped the F-Bomb so everyone in the entire court could hear.

I’m trying to figure the reason for Bowen’s unleashed rage and threatening behavior and can only come up with racial hatred. Bowen is Black and the recruit and his father are White.

Sheriff Tom Dart and Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel need to apply a shock collar and muzzle to their hateful courthouse attack dog. There is a problem here since Bowen has serious South Side political clout and will never face discipline.

6/24/2009 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

So frigin typical, the asshole runs "his" city into the ground, services cut to the bone, the corruption running rampant, but he has all this money piled up for the Olympics, unfuckingbelievable.

Come on Fitz, we can't wait any longer....

6/24/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Para-military...That is all

6/24/2009 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hmmm Federal Dollars to alleviate undermanning? Sounds pretty good.
DONTCHA THINK??"

--6/24/2009 07:03:00 AM

I have heard that some departments say "no" to this funding, because it will pay just enough for them to hire and train additional officers, but then the grant runs out and the city or town is stuck with paying the salaries, benefits, etc. that they really could not afford in the first place.

6/24/2009 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Well, since it's coming if we want it or not, who do I talk to about setting up a hot dog cart to sell $25 hot dogs to the tourists? How much to you think I'll have to pay the alderman for something like that?"

--6/24/2009 12:15:00 AM


FORGET IT !

All the current illegal food carts around the city will be the same illegal food carts around the Olympics. They all come out of Little Village and are owned by an Hispanic state lawmaker. Oh, yes. They too will get their piece of the Olympic pie ! ! !

6/24/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aldermen Secretly Meeting With 2016 Officials
June 24, 2009 2:11 PM
Officials with Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid are scheduled to meet in secret with city aldermen today, Clout Street reports.

The meetings set up by Mayor Richard Daley's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs are to start about 3:30 p.m., according to the blog.

6/24/2009 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I think it is great that the Special for the Taste is out, I think it is even greater that it is only open to the police who actually work and it isn't open to the little assholes that hide in headquarters.

6/24/2009 01:01:00 PM
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Hey beatoff, how great is it going to be when you cant work another special employment down the road? I'm sure you're just another mutt on the watch anyway. Detectives are not allowed to work it either so STFU and think before you type.

6/24/2009 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"An out of control TASTE is the last hope to DERAIL THE OLYMPICS."

--6/24/2009 07:31:00 AM

Oh, I dunno.

If worst comes to worst, and the rich decide we're having these Games, how about we all go on vacation right around that time?

Oh, visitors should by all means come - just be informed 'way in advance that you will have to bring your own food and transportation and sleeping bag.

Since we will end up paying for a couple of weeks of people throwing things and running around in circles for the rest of our lives anyway, why bother participating in any way?

Don't drink the Kool-Aid.

Park your taxi. Hang up your apron and spatula. Lock the door to your store. "Gone fishin.'" Ain't no law says most people gotta work. Go inside and pull the shades. Don't go anywhere, don't do anything, don't buy or sell.

All you have to do is nothing.

Need directions? Sorry, no spik Eenglish. O-leem-peek? (pointing into the distance) O-leem-peek he at Madison and Central Street. Yah. You go it there. Eighty-nint-Western, you take it bus.

That kind of thing.

Of course police, etc. are obligated by their contract...

6/24/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noticed the order with the detail for the 3rd on it.Third Watches do what needs to be done,remember the W/C that denied you your time for IMPORTANT THINGS.If you are sick,YOU ARE SICK.Heard from people up North in 024 about their J.O. W/C and THE WACKJOB F/2 they are saddled with.What are they gonna do, dump you to 1st watch?Maybe sending a message now will show the troops utter disdain for bad leadership.

6/24/2009 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The strongest message needs to be sent on JUL 3rd.The bulk of the manpower is to be supplied by 3rd watches,which generally are younger people,THE ONES WHO STAND TO LOSE THE MOST(pension/8 hr days don't sound important now,but they are THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE FUTURE).The threats made to you and the bosses lack of respect for you should make the decision for you.If you are young,single, and withour a lot of time YOU NEED TO STEP UP!The TACT TEAMS are all on the same page.

6/24/2009 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.If you are being sent to the TASTE OF ANARCHY on the 3rd,ANY physical contact in the previous days NEEDS TO BE DOCUMENTED for an I.O.D.If you are I.O.D. and incapable of working due to pain you cannot be ordered to work without clearance from a DOCTOR.PLAY HARDBALL its now or never.

6/24/2009 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the meantime, Weis is putting about 300 additional officers on the street this summer by shifting them from desk jobs or paying overtime with federal grants.
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Oh sure, like the "Back To The Streets" personnel? We had three of them out there today in 024. The dispatcher called one of their cars and told them , " we are short on cars, I need you to handle this job" and then proceeds to give them the job. 2410 gets on the air and counter-mands the dispatcher and says, " They are not to be given jobs. They are available for backup but do not assign them jobs."

So, all those extra boots on the ground are really making a difference. Un-fucking believable!

6/24/2009 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything to drive a wedge between fellow POs during contract negotiations. I work in a district and feel that everyone who is below the rank of Sgt should be able to work it. We are all blue shirts, dont you forget that.
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No, we are not. The majority of those that work down at headquarters would lock themselves INSIDE their cars and ask for help in getting out instead of just using the door handle. You have the suck ups that have been there for years, the women who want to be nothing more than armed secretaries and the ones that are scared shit-less about going back on the watch. If they really were like the rest of us they would not be down there. They weren't conscripted, they begged, borrowed , and stole to get their spot. Every spot down there below the rank of Sgt is filled by someone who "volunteered."

6/24/2009 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which Daley or family/friend of Daley is going to broker that insurance deal???

You know someone that's connected will get a VERY TIDY sum of money to brokering or "head-hunted" the broker, etc., etc.

6/24/2009 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie in 007. Four shot, 1 DOA, 74th and Stewart!

Move along, everything is under control.

6/24/2009 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The time for talking is over,the city had almost 3 years to address our INADEQUATE MANPOWER,LACK OF VEHICLES,ANTIQUETED RADIOS,CRIMINALLY UNDERFUNDED PENSION,ETC..ETC..ETC..If we don't stay together it's the final straw and eventually our already weakened union will dissolve, will what few rights we still have.I HAVE HEATSICKNESS!!!!

6/24/2009 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It improbably that their is any real investigation of Mike Master illegally carrying a firearm.

6/24/2009 03:04:00 PM

More likely that it's someone with your communication skills doing the investigating.

6/24/2009 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.
http://www.crimefilenews.com/
read the section on What’s Going on At The Criminal Court In Chicago? An intersting incident involving a retired cpd member, Charles Bowen ,the a/c at ccb ,and a cpd recruit visting the courthouse with his father who is retired from cpd. It could be worthy of a separate post.

6/24/2009 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people, politicians, public are all twisted. If we get, or when we get the Olympics it will be a security nightmare. We don't have the resources. The public is unbelievably gullible. I hope to schedule my furlough for most of it. let them eat cake....

6/24/2009 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Tom Borwinkle said...

Fuck the Olympics. I want my retro. We don't need terrorists coming into Chicago to reek havoc. Oh yea, I forgot, we have Bob Weiss, the premiere terrorist guy and best free throw shooter in history here to protect us. The entire reason Daley brought in Weiss was for these God Damn Olympics. He knows nothing about being a Chicago Policeman and even less about Terrorists. Once we lose the bid Bob Weiss will be back in Philadelphia.Oh yea, and that's a toupee that big headed prick is wearing. When he was with the Bulls he was bald as an onion.

6/24/2009 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous 007 Englewood said...

Four shot in drive-by in 7400 block of S. Stewart (007)
One fatal. Chastity Turner, age 9, shot and killed while bathing her dog.

6/24/2009 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone not in the Bureau of Patrol is NOT eligible to work the Taste of Chicago for time and a half. The FOP website encourages all person affected to file a grievance.

6/24/2009 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What could possibly happen?

OT--

This --

ABC 7 reporting four shot in drive-by at 7400 S. Stewart, one dead -- a nine-year-old girl giving the dogs a bath.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.
com/2009/06/post-3.html

Whoever did this -- get ready to be a paragon of loud, muscular young manhood, strutting the prison yard with one pant leg up and the other down, screaming and banging on the plastic table in endless games of cards over a bag of chips, and braiding each other's hair for the next sixty years or so.

People are gonna be laughing at you and calling you "Pops" and you'll have cheap state bifocals and state dentures that hurt by the time you hobble out the gate again.

Your lives are, for all intents and purposes, over -- and you didn't get so much as a candy bar out of the whole deal.

You are stupid motherfuckers. Did anyone ever tell you that?

Here comes your bus -- the one with no windows and hard plastic seats.

Goodbye.

6/24/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Speaking about what could go wrong... All computers are down in 008.

6/24/2009 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody bother checking whats happening right now in Vancouver and London.
Massive cost overruns, london wishes they never got and Vancouver is bankrupt!

6/24/2009 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am curious to see how many of the Chicago 2016 members actually live in Chicago. Ryan has probably has some offshore address to avoid paying all the high US taxes.

The taxes are best to be left to the common folk to shoulder.

6/24/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Hear that the City and FOP are close to an agreement over the issue of the City picking up health care premiums for retirees 55 and up.

For about 2 years we have had this carrot dangled in front of us.

But is it really that big of an issue to the majority of us? I am in that age range with the time. While the 55 pick-up would be nice, I would rather see more wages and seniority benefits. And there is a lot of contract language that needs to be cleaned up.

What is Donahoe trading away for it? Is it importand to him because he is looking to retire?

The teachers go 20% over 4 years.

And of course this happens while there are no FOP meetings in the summer, many people are on furlo, so it can get slid thru.

6/24/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if you sign up for taste and don't make it?

6/24/2009 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh blow smoke up my arse, the full duty 35th street house mouse along with a few other full duty who were too proud to go light duty until new edict sending them back on the street forced these frauds to run to medical section to become recurring? I.O.D light duty! "fuck that bullshit you lazy dogs! You stay full duty to work special employ $$$, then grab light duty to avoid street duty...you have no damn pride and the rest of us don't buy your act.

6/25/2009 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"6/24/2009 05:46:00 PM"


So that's the ticket, eh?

6/25/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT:

Hear that the City and FOP are close to an agreement over the issue of the City picking up health care premiums for retirees 55 and up.

For about 2 years we have had this carrot dangled in front of us.

But is it really that big of an issue to the majority of us? I am in that age range with the time. While the 55 pick-up would be nice, I would rather see more wages and seniority benefits. And there is a lot of contract language that needs to be cleaned up.

What is Donahoe trading away for it? Is it importand to him because he is looking to retire?

The teachers go 20% over 4 years.

And of course this happens while there are no FOP meetings in the summer, many people are on furlo, so it can get slid thru.

6/24/2009 11:04:00 PM


Slid through? The FOP has been working on this for two years. Do you ever go to general meetings? This is a chance to retire at 55 with free health insurance which will save the retiree leaving at 55 around $39,000 dollars!

People often want only what is right in front of them, this will benefit more officers over a longer period. Hopefully retired officers will get more than two years of their pensions before they keel over.

Of course, you could make it your business to keep us all advised of this situation and let us know when it is "slid" through. You would be providing a service to all and many would appreciate that.

6/25/2009 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What if you sign up for taste and don't make it?

6/24/2009 11:22:00 PM


Count your blessings, spend the time with your family. Double time isn't enough to make me want to work that miserable Taste.

6/25/2009 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anyone not in the Bureau of Patrol is NOT eligible to work the Taste of Chicago for time and a half. The FOP website encourages all person affected to file a grievance.

6/24/2009 10:12:00 PM


You can only file a grievance if you were wronged. You have to put in for it, or attempt to, and be denied or prevented from getting a date, then file the grievance

6/25/2009 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything to drive a wedge between fellow POs during contract negotiations. I work in a district and feel that everyone who is below the rank of Sgt should be able to work it. We are all blue shirts, dont you forget that.
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No, we are not. The majority of those that work down at headquarters would lock themselves INSIDE their cars and ask for help in getting out instead of just using the door handle. You have the suck ups that have been there for years, the women who want to be nothing more than armed secretaries and the ones that are scared shit-less about going back on the watch. If they really were like the rest of us they would not be down there. They weren't conscripted, they begged, borrowed , and stole to get their spot. Every spot down there below the rank of Sgt is filled by someone who "volunteered."

6/24/2009 08:37:00 PM

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Try reading the order. This affects a lot more than those who work downtown. And you are telling me that a Officer with 15-20 yrs on who finally got a inside spot at headquarters after years on the street does not deserve it but the Officer with 2 years on the street in a district does? People like you are the reason we have a contract. You talk about suck-ups but by you post I can picture what kind of Officer you are. And it aint a pretty picture. Now go back to your Beat car and keep telling everybody how you are the best copper out there and complaining about everyone else.

6/25/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What if you sign up for taste and don't make it?

6/24/2009 11:22:00 PM

They suspend you from the s/e for 3 months, unless you call!

6/25/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: Speaking about what could go wrong... All computers are down in 008.

6/24/2009 10:30:00 PM

Is that not masters skill? Sorry LOL he has no skills, just a rich boy from the burbs who parents ahve paid off daley so he can "play police"! Ha! caught him wearing police uniform pic:

http://www.halloweenfantasy.com/image.php?productid=153090

6/25/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another "boss" to be dumped said...
breaking news!!! just confirmed by a very good source that lillie crump in 003 is gone on friday. her, the supe and the first had a meeting that didnt go very well. she will be sent back down to her civil service rank.. this is just an inside rumor but if you ask the right people im sure you will find it confirmed. this comes from a very good 5th floor insider. I also talked to a guy in three who knows that lillie went to the closed door meeting and was extremly flustered when returning to the district. its all adding up now. hopefully she enjoys her last few days.

6/24/2009 04:37:00 PM

Great will 051 ellyn go with her? Make ellyn commander of 003 We Pray Oh Lord!!

6/25/2009 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE ARE NOT STICKING TOGETHER HERE.
WTF!!!!! DONT SIGN UP FOR THE TASTE!

6/25/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anyone not in the Bureau of Patrol is NOT eligible to work the Taste of Chicago for time and a half. The FOP website encourages all person affected to file a grievance.

6/24/2009 10:12:00 PM


You can only file a grievance if you were wronged. You have to put in for it, or attempt to, and be denied or prevented from getting a date, then file the grievance

6/25/2009 06:44:00 AM


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Wrong. You can file without putting in for it because, just like the other details that non 9161s have been denied, you do not have the option/Access in Clear to request it. All you have to show is that you had days off during that time frame. It also helps if you can show that you worked other Overtime initiatives before but critical.

6/25/2009 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLID THROUGH! You stupid fucking asshole. We have been begging for this for decades. Go to a meeting. Meet some retirees and see what they're left with after paying for health care. If you were standing in front of me I'd kick you so hard in the nuts I'd knock you into next week.

6/25/2009 11:57:00 AM  

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