Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sneed Bristles

  • A memo to all cops who got their shorts in a bunch when Sneed stated Police Supt. Jody Weis was voluntarily taking 24 days of unpaid furlough. Contrary to our item, it was not due to a newly negotiated police contract. (That sticky wicket is still being negotiated.) It's because Weis was being a good guy and showing solidarity with the members of his non-union top brass and civilian staff (about 200), who were forced by the city to take furlough days along with every other city employee -- except cops and firefighters.

    Weis didn't have to do it -- he's non-union and has a contract.

    • • Translation: So Sneed mended her hem, so you adjust your shorts.

Gee Sneed, we point out that your entire column was based on a non-existent premise and express amazement at the vast layers of fact checking that must go into your writing prior to publication and our shorts are in a bunch? The lady doth protest too much. It's awfully nice you put your correction in the Tuesday edition where maybe 30% fewer people will see it and go on believing the police are greedy bastards with a contract already.

For the record, we highly doubt that J-Fed is "being a good guy and showing solidarity with the members of his non-union top brass and civilian staff." How would it have looked if everyone in the city supervisory ranks took time off, including the mayor, and J-Fed didn't? It would embarrass the mayor and no one puts Baby in the corner embarrasses Shortshanks. It just isn't done. So "didn't have to" is subject to interpretation.

Anyway, Sneed evidently has a source in J-Fed's office now, probably the policy group people, who are feeding her info about J-Fed being a great guy and taking unpaid time off from his $330,000 job so he only makes $300,000 this year. We only wish we could suffer with a mere $300,000 this year. Hell, we'd settle for a mere $300,000 for two years.

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed, "me'thinks the lady doth protest too much."

I hear that Shakespeare did not have Sneed in mind when he wrote this, but if the shoe fits...

Further, Sneed, you didn't address the other points SCC makes. What? Your copy-writer out to lunch too long and couldn't give an appropriate response.

You are a GOSSIP columnist, who occassionally gets a fact or two correct. Your column panders to the unenlightened and ignorant playing into their opinions. You are not KUP!

If you are going to report gossip, get your facts straight.

Oh, and one more thing, I like wearing my shorts in a bunch. I go for that cushiony feeling, you know?

7/22/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A memo to all cops who got their shorts in a bunch"

Can we say you got your panties in a bunch?

...I just threw up my dinner, thanks a lot Sneed.

7/22/2009 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside, Inside Do-Nothing said...

I believe Sneed needs her "Sticky Wicket" paid some attention.

My only question: "Is there enough alcohol on Earth to make any man lose his inhibitions and stoop that low?"

7/22/2009 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe sneed could talk about her relationship with eddie burke,and how she visits his castle in Ireland whenever she wants. She is a political pet that is all. hey sneed STFU! Sneed enjoy when your fired for do nothing,know nothing reporting!

7/22/2009 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed, get your fat ass out of the office & start getting real "scoops" on whats going on in the City.

Don't rely on info given to you by Daley's Minister of Mis-Information, "Bagdad Bobette" ! How About Getting the TRUTH for a Change ? Daley is a Liar & so is Bagdad Bobette. Put an End to the Daley Ministry of Bullshit !!!!!!

7/22/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't love to be paid DOUBLE the money for doing HALF their job ? ? ?

7/22/2009 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Sneed reads SCC also !

7/22/2009 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt that "every other city employee" was forced to take furlough days. When they can prove it, I'll believe it.

I wish there was a search engine of city employees that gave you a list of names of the people NOT having their salary effected by this unpaid furlough days bullshit. THAT, I'd love to see. I'd even give up an unpaid furlough day for that list ! ! !

7/22/2009 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous HELL BAT said...

Anyway, Sneed evidently has a source in J-Fed's office now, probably the policy group people, who are feeding her info about J-Fed being a great guy

My vote's for Karen.
Ray only thinks Ray is a great guy

7/22/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about addressing the fact that $130,000 of his annual salary is to head OEMC which he hasn't done in a year! Someone else is being paid $130,000 a year to fill his shoes at that post. "Hey Jody dere, listen how bout givin up some of that ghost payroll money yur still making so I can get the public to help me strongarm dese asshole coppers into having to give somethin up? Its not a total loss for ya, ya get to fuck over the coppers again with some lead by example bullshit and we'll make it up to you on da end." Great reporting Sneed, the half truths of the Chicago media live on!

7/22/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SNEED, "Are you with us or against us"?

7/22/2009 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Sneed, you make a huge mistake in your fact checking (oops forgot, you are a gossip columnist and not a journalist, therfore you dont need to check facts), then blame who you write about with being upset for your mistake.

Classic sign of a huge ego. you would have been better off to just admit you made a mistake and your apology would have been accepted. but to blame the police for crying foul is just wrong.

7/22/2009 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Sneed figures as insignificant as the Suntimes has become as a source of Chicago news, she can say whatever she wants. its not like anyone is buying that paper anymore.

7/22/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If J-Fed is really such a "good guy" and wants to show "solidarity" with his fellow police officers (and I use that term loosely, as J-Fed is no police officer), then why doesn't he fight for a new contract for the rank and file? Taking a few days off unpaid with this salary of hundreds of thousands of dollars a year is not going to win him votes from the CPD. Standing up to Shortshanks for our benefit of a contract would certainly help his image, but that is way too much to ask for someone who is Daley's lapdog.

7/22/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"is there enough alcohol on Earth....?" Some would say no, but then again, maybe that's why God invented whiskey

7/22/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I seriously doubt that "every other city employee" was forced to take furlough days. When they can prove it, I'll believe it.

I wish there was a search engine of city employees that gave you a list of names of the people NOT having their salary effected by this unpaid furlough days bullshit. THAT, I'd love to see. I'd even give up an unpaid furlough day for that list ! ! !

7/22/2009 07:55:00 AM

The city clerks office keeps that record you could call 312-744-8590 and ask not that they would tell you anything! Hey reporters how about it??

7/22/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Hey Sneed here's a flash and just the tip of the iceberg...
J-Fed has his entire daily agenda spelt out for him by none other then the great Shortshanks. So if this ex-fed is so impervious to corruption, how can he sleep at night knowing the man who pulls his strings day in and day out is up to his eyeballs in corruption.

But let me guess, your response would be he hasn't been charged with anything... yet. But then I guess alls fair in politics...

You wanna do some real scopes? Then maybe look at all the assholes that have gone the way of indictment and just ask who's in charge... or just try to connect the dots. Then maybe you can get a feel for the coppers, let alone the firemen, who are being squeezed, forget about those who are tasked with protecting them and their safety. How bout the folks who have their protection cut away to fending for themselves, all while this asshole just keeps running this city into the ground and points the finger at everyone but his little empire.

Thanks for the rant, I feel much better now...

7/22/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

When is Mayor Daley and the Aldermen taking pay cuts?

7/22/2009 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still an unrepentant old washed up hag. Write about what you know, not what the Hall tells you to, you hack!

7/22/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Who wouldn't love to be paid DOUBLE the money for doing HALF their job ? ? ?'

You think that WEISel has done HALF the job? You're being extremely generous here, don'tcha think???

7/22/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyway, Sneed evidently has a source in J-Fed's office now, probably the policy group people, who are feeding her info about J-Fed being a great guy

My vote's for Karen.
Ray only thinks Ray is a great guy

I'd have to vote for MASTERS, who seems to have taken on new responsibilities (in addition to carrying his head in his ass on a daily basis) as Minister of WEISel Propaganda.

7/22/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Mike Sneed:

It's been a long time, Mike. Despite the fact that I left two voice mail messages for you and your assistant ("Mitch") and spoke to Rich Harris at City Desk, you have yet to return my phone calls.
Let's nip this "shorts in a bunch" bullshit in the bud, Mike.

John Northen

7/22/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous RANK-AND-FILE CPD said...

Sneed neglected to mention that the 200 UNANIMOUS votes of NO CONFIDENCE in the WEISel were taken by the duly appointed representatives of the rank-and-file.

WE DESPISE WEIS AND WHAT HE HAS DONE TO THE ONCE-PROUD CPD. MORALE IS NONEXISTENT.

7/22/2009 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous "sticky wicket???" said...

We're NOT playing CRICKET with these corrupt assholes, Sneed.

HARDBALL would be an acceptable metaphor.

7/22/2009 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNEED LIVES IN A LILLY WHITE NORTH SHORE SUBURB - A LIMO LIBERAL W/O A BRAIN. IGNORE AND DON'T BUY THE SUN TIMES -

7/22/2009 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed is a Burke-stroking jag bag. SRSLY.

7/22/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's because (Jody) Weis was being a good guy..." - Michael Sneed

You are so transparent, Sneed. Weis is a clueless, lying, vicious prick who has sold his soul (if he ever had one) to the most corrupt big-city mayor in the nation.

7/22/2009 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Is a wedgie with a thong still considered a wedgie?

She needs a wedgie.

ECS

7/22/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I believe Sneed needs her "Sticky Wicket" paid some attention.

My only question: "Is there enough alcohol on Earth to make any man lose his inhibitions and stoop that low?"

7/22/2009 02:57:00 AM"



Not even a caveman would do it.

7/22/2009 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sneedly. How were any of these prima donnas forced to take anything? Any one of them could have refused and been returned to their original salaries. Guess that means that they are still making more than they should even with the furlo days. Oh yeah, and it would have hurt their brass braid pensions.

7/22/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous The Hump In Sneed's Back said...

nice one ya broom rider...

7/22/2009 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What else must we do to show the public, the media and the politicians that we DESPISE Jody P. Weis and Richard M. Daley?

We can't use our names because of the certainty of retaliation.

7/22/2009 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/22/09@12:21am. Brilliant. Still LMAO! You ARE the man. Sneed bristles. I think she would call it a bad hair day. Sorry, LMAO so hard I cannot connect an intelligent thought to the keyboard.

7/22/2009 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed should consider a different line of work. Even in her "apology" she is incorrect.

Both AFSCME and Teamsters did not go along with the furlough days agreement which is really a change in the contract already negotiated. These two unions took a hit with layoffs but they will get paid for all holidays and do NOT have to take any reduction in their work hours.


Maybe all the other Unions should have stuck with their original contract. What would shortshanks have done then? You can be sure that holidays will never be paid for again, furlough days will continue to be needed to balance the budget, and some pea brain will think of another stupid idea (s) in the future.

7/22/2009 08:01:00 PM  
Blogger J-Fed said...

Contrary to popular belief, I was not simply being a nice guy. Each day I take off gives me more time to work on these fantastic guns of mine.

Oh, and don't forget the fact that I'm also making more in three years than most of you will make in ten. That includes you, Sneedling my dear.

7/22/2009 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Walter Winchell said...

Ahhh, there's good news tonight....

Hey, Sneedarino. I just want to say...wait...obligatory shout out to Mr. M Masters...how many CR's pulled does that make NOW?

Anywho, This is preposterous. You see, with 350K in salary + ?K FBI pension a few days off is just disposable income. For those whose pay grade is below $350k/YR, and are raising kids on that, the few days are a significant cut. How many CPD employees are making 350K + perks? Hint: (you may sing along if you wish, you being so hip and all) "One is the loneliest number..."

Also, Riddle me this, when your toadies scan this blog, do they see a lot of comments that J-Fed is a nice guy? No? Do you think a few days without pay will turn that around? That's just crazy talk.

You want to suck up to city hall? Gush more about Obama and who is dining where. You know, the hard-hitting news you are famous for. Having city hall dictate your column for you will never get you that Pulitzer Prize.

As for may shorts, and their alleged bunchy condition, I was going to invite you over to help get the wrinkles out of them, but the thought made me throw up a bit in my mouth.

I intend to wash it out with some Jim Beam, and continue sanitizing my system with repeated doses of this Kentucky medicine. If I have some sort of drunken change of heart (unlikely, since I do not have an unlimited supply of booze) I have instructed my buddies to call Janet Reno instead. That should get me out of the mood.

ta-ta...

7/22/2009 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could be wrong but, the way I see it. J-fed is paid a salary. He has a contract (unlike us) that gives him 300k+ a year.So what unpaid days is he taking? By contract he has no unpaid days, He should get paid the same regardless of weekends, holidays, furlough days. He would have to take a cut in salary and that would be breaking the terms of the contract.

7/22/2009 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Sneed's "Sticky Wicket," it probably has not been sticky in years. More like a little dusty.

7/22/2009 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, Mike, u r a turncoat bitch, I was at your very first meeting of policewomen, under A real Mayor that you and her were supposed to be attempting to help women. Remember when u were one of Jayne's people?? I do. U R a POS. I think we should call you Judas Iscariot, another man name.

7/23/2009 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Regarding Sneed's "Sticky Wicket," it probably has not been sticky in years. More like a little dusty.

7/22/2009 11:51:00 PM"


We can only hope.

7/25/2009 03:21:00 AM  

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