Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Question

Everything is coming up roses at the Taste evidently. Just one little teensy little question someone might want to ask Shortshanks to really get his blood pressure up.

Why start the fireworks almost 30 minutes early? We mean, 8:50? The sun was still up. All the late arrivals weren't even at their spots yet and the show was over before 9:15?

We think we know the answer. We're pretty sure the Department brass does, too. Does Richie?

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28 Comments:

Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"Why start the fireworks early?"

It could of been one of two reasons: The first is a new employee of the fireworks company didn't ask, "What's this button for?

or

Because every asshole in the city was gravitating to the Taste.

7/05/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04 JUL 09 fireworks went off early too. Clearly this thing is done. Roving bands of thugs attacking at will. There isn't enough manpower to contain them..

We used to lock up a few and the rest would get the message. The lawyers have sued the Department into submission. Now we face the new reality. We cannot have this function safely.

Any tourists that had the misfortune to be there will never come to this City again. Instead of being an advertisement for
Chicago, it's a warning. STAY AWAY!

7/05/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a great move. It kept most off guard.

7/05/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our moron mayor will gloss over this by saying " his weather experts told him it would start pouring rain at 9:00pm" "There was no choice." Incredibly, many people will believe this feeble lie. Realistically, would anyone expect him to admit the situation
was getting dangerously out of control? What better excuse than
Chicago's unpredictable weather?
All taxpayers(including myself) let the city burn while Daley plays his fiddle.

7/05/2009 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They knew they were losing control and wanted it to end as quickly as possible. They are now able to say that it was a success.

I saw a woman with an injured child who told me that they were shooting inside the Taste. SHHHHH! Don't let that out.

7/05/2009 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup... Divert everyone's attention away from the mayhem before too many people noticed and started taking photos and videos and calling the media. The Stuttering Prick was playing Three-Card-Monty with the fireworks crowd!!!

Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

7/05/2009 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was funny as hell having people ask me why the fireworks started so soon or when they were supposed to start after they were over.

Then the savages would act up and I just smiled. They got the point.

7/05/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few people thanked us for being there. It must have been pretty bad inside for that to have happened.

7/05/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cause they knew that in another 30 minutes buckingham fountain was going to be renamed hamburger hill thats why. there were couple of gold stars shitting their pants watching the m/1 bangers gather up through whatever pod they were watching. visions of being dumped back to civil service rank of lieutenant spurred the early start. i was there

7/05/2009 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked the waste of chicago. Last I heard on the 3rd was 5 handguns and one sawed off shot gun recovered.

7/05/2009 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fortunately fo Da'Mayor even undermanned and mismanaged from the top down, our guys and gals are doing a helluva job containing the savage hoarde. But having said that, anyone who wants the olympics here should take pause at the the incidents that did occur during the taste. Does anyone not believe that if the Olympics are held here these problems will not escelate a thousandfold? Let Tokyo or Madrid host the Olympics. Both have a more civilized populace.

7/05/2009 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even waste all of "our" money on fireworks! The cost is upwards of a million+ but then again it is "our" money to spend as daley as his criminals see fit!

7/05/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious as well. We missed everything.

7/05/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there on LSD. Fireworks started about 5 minutes early and only lasted 20 minutes.


Can the demographics of the UUW be broken down? Seems that 1's bring guns, 2's get drunk and fights, and 4's like to use knives.

7/05/2009 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you guys don't understand is this: none of these idiots will be at the olympics, because all events at the olympics cost money to attend lots of money and they don't have any and are only interested in the sport of shooting people

7/05/2009 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No money in the budget for the workers, but there is money for the fireworks.

7/05/2009 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working for a company near the lake and we were contacted at the last minute and told that the fireworks would be moved to 8:45 pm because there were a lot of problems in the crowd. The city wanted to get everyone out of the taste early due to the problems. It wasn't even dark when the fireworks started.

7/05/2009 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went out to Huntley today to visit a friend and he told me he went to the waste of chicago and said that he thought he was in the jungle with all the nativie's jumping on everyone..i just smiled and said."i know" he said he will tell all his friends not to go anywhere near the fest next year..sounds good to me....I/F

7/05/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Fireworks show was kind of lame and lackluster. Seriously, I've seen better shows in small towns. That was it?!?

7/05/2009 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you pissed because it started early, didn't last too long and we didn't have to stay all night?

7/05/2009 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I avoid that mass hysteria at all times. Bborn and raised in this city and wouldn't go near it if you paid me.

Looks like the gangbanger uniform of the day was the typical white t-shirt and low hanging black or dark blue shorts.

Only the liberals, clueless suburbanites & vacationers, and bangers go to that mess.

7/05/2009 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working for a company near the lake and we were contacted at the last minute and told that the fireworks would be moved to 8:45 pm because there were a lot of problems in the crowd. The city wanted to get everyone out of the taste early due to the problems. It wasn't even dark when the fireworks started.

7/05/2009 04:43:00 PM

Wow. How stupid was that. Nothing like 1 million in fireworks going off in the daylight.

7/05/2009 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Tulsa had a problem with their fireworks show, too. An approaching thunderstorm caused them to move up the start time, and a malfunction and fire ended the show after only 13 minutes. The Riverparks weren't the combat zone the Chicago lakefront seems to be.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20090705_11_0_TheONE900266

ECS

7/05/2009 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you guys don't understand is this: none of these idiots will be at the olympics, because all events at the olympics cost money to attend lots of money and they don't have any and are only interested in the sport of shooting people

What you dont understand dipstick is that there will be free tickets for those underpriveliged inner city urban youths. The revruns will demand that! You and Joe citizen will pay full price.

Long live Chalkie!!!

7/05/2009 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"04 JUL 09 fireworks went off early too. Clearly this thing is done. Roving bands of thugs attacking at will. There isn't enough manpower to contain them...

"Now we face the new reality. We cannot have this function safely...

"Instead of being an advertisement for Chicago, it's a warning. STAY AWAY!"

--7/05/2009 12:36:00 AM

Yup. I barely got the Channel 9 9 PM news on on July 4, and the lead story was Antwan Lewis standing there in front of a long shot of the city skyline, acting somewhat at a loss for words. "The city's fireworks display has already concluded," he said -- AND IT WASN'T EVEN DARK YET!

This is unheard of.

Here it is, short and sweet --

The City of Chicago IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED of about half of its residents -- and doesn't care what the other half even thinks, as long as they keep paying taxes.

7/06/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never bothered going to Navy Pier for Chicagofest, and never could figure out the appeal of the Taste.

Looks like it's time to pull the plug on it.

7/06/2009 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there on LSD. Fireworks started about 5 minutes early and only lasted 20 minutes.


Can the demographics of the UUW be broken down? Seems that 1's bring guns, 2's get drunk and fights, and 4's like to use knives.

7/05/2009 12:19:00 PM

........

And 2's are the only ones who are held accountable for their actions. The SS Irish Parade is now over because of drunken 2's. But the taste, PR fest, Bud Billiken, and other "urban" fests will be allowed to go on even though the "participants" act 10 times worse. Heaven forbid non-2's be asked to behave themselves. Its the Liberal/Democratic dream.

7/06/2009 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see they pulled the video. I guess nothing happened now.

7/09/2009 03:37:00 PM  

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