Monday, August 24, 2009

Pay to Play Media

  • A few weeks back an old friend called to say he could get me $25,000 from Very Important People if I would “blog in favor of the Olympics.”

    For those of you who may have been comatose in Central Waziristan for the past year or two, bringing the 2016 games to Chicago is something Mayor Daley wants more than oxygen itself.

    “I am still agnostic on the Olympics,” say I.

    This friend is indeed close to the mayor, but rarely actually represents him in such dealings. He is also close to many wealthy developers.

Don Rose goes on to explain how he has gone from "agnostic" to "antagonistic" is his Olympic opinion. He doesn't name names, but we detect the unseen hand of Shortshanks using third and fourth parties to drum up support for an event most Chicagoans could give a rat's ass about. What everyone should be more concerned about is the overt selling of the city's future to fund the pockets of the connected few.

Go read the whole thing. Why we still don't tar-and-feather in this town is beyond us.

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36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, did you see the CNN Special "Chicago's Deadly Streets" on CNN saturday night? Reporter Don Lemon did a decent job and really stuck it to ShortShanks by asking how can Chicago handle the Olympics when the mayor can't even control the streets right now.

Even Obama was chastised (and rightfully so) for not doing anything to stem the violence in his own backyard. Some of the video segments from the program are on CNN's video page.

Let's hope the Olympic Commitee saw it.

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8/24/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick Fitzgerald...what are you waiting for???!!!!!!!!!

8/24/2009 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's scary to think how deep the corruption will go involving city hall surrounding the olympics. Daley is untouchable and the feds aren't good enough to get him.

8/24/2009 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dream about the day this october when it is announced that we did not get the olympics and richie jumps off the top of the willis tower---- personally after they bag him up i would give the job a 9i but some sharp sgt probably would make me cut paper----

8/24/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, hell, why didn't he go to the Feds, wear a wire and send these sleazes where they belong? Or follow up and investigate, write the story and get a Pulitzer for himself?

8/24/2009 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD gets 17% raise over 4 years


http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/08/21/2008-08-21_new_yorks_finest_get_a_little_richer_wit.html

8/24/2009 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Is it any surprise that one of the U-of-I Trustees who refuses to resign amidst the current scandal is James D. Montgomery, former Corp Counsel for the City of Chicago, partner of the late Johnny Cochran and next door neighbor to Barack Obama?

Same shit, different day.

8/24/2009 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

WTF!

...But then again, wtf?

Read the article... Shame on Don Rose if he knows something then it is for the greater good that he should rat out these decayed ass, rotten, thieving-ass, motherless motherfuckahs!

DAMN! Shortshanks - King of the Thieving Bastards has no fuckin' sense of shame. Daley Inc. would steal the stink off a dead dog's shit if it was rumored to have redeeming commercial value.

Hang every last one of 'em... If we look cross-eyed at a penny (hah!) that isn't ours they would melt down their pots & pans to make the nails for our public crucifixion...

8/24/2009 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trade union bosses are salivating over the thought of becoming billionaires instead of millionaires with enough kickbacks to the midget to make him a multi-millionaire.

8/24/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you for not caving to money! This is why you are my #1 source for Chicago news.

8/24/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should also be noted that many small business have been cut out of this process. I know of at least two from Chicago that have tried to contact the 2016 folks and have never recieved the courtesy of a responed. I guess if your not shoveling money to city hall you don't count.

8/24/2009 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where Ruthie is hiding out at??

I would like to meet the members of the rock band u2 and want her to help to gain access to the tarmac and take pics and bring back concert tickets to my fellow members of TRU!


Oh wait, I will ask her son who work in TRU

8/24/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you should have taken the money and then folt them to fuck off.

8/24/2009 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Box Chevy Phantom:

Springtime will soon be coming to my beloved Australia. I'm getting that old wanderlust in my loins. Yes, Sydney, Melbourne, even Perth...

Hold down the SCC fort, my brother. Oz calls.

8/24/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We Back The Bid, So Can You".

No Thanks!

8/24/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the real reason Federal Prosecutors can not touch ShortShanks is this.
His crimes and influence are too interwoven in the Federal Government.
To go after him with a criminal prosecution, would start a snowball rolling that would go all the up to the top.
I believe ShortShanks is a sociopath.
He feels no guilt. He also feels he has been divinely appointed. Only he knows whats good for you, and it is his duty to do it.

8/24/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City employees? They're screwed.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/The-Clout-Meisters-Ode-to-Mayor-Daley-53813102.html

8/24/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trade union bosses are salivating over the thought of becoming billionaires instead of millionaires with enough kickbacks to the midget to make him a multi-millionaire.

Isn't that the truth!
Fucking Sellouts!

8/24/2009 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Wrigley Field now called
"What you talking about"
Stop throwing chickens at me it's not a bad joke!

8/24/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a good video on the side bar on that website showing obamessiah and other democRATs wanting to eliminate private insurance. Socialized health care here we come!

8/24/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay me 25k and ill blog about whatever you want......

8/24/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is how the Pension Fund is operated. If you give me something, I will give you something.

8/24/2009 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the columnist from this small media outlet was offered $25K for his co-operation for the 'Limpics at this late date, what were the mainstream media outlets and reporters given?

They payoffs do not have to be cash, they can be advertising contracts, permits, scholarships for their kids, all offered by third parties. Journalism & ethics? At the end of the day it's all about the money and how many papers did you sell.

8/24/2009 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A quote from the Sunday Suntimes article Selling the Games a ward at a time:

No tax money will be used to finance the games, TIF dollars will help to bankroll the games.

Aren't TIF $$ tax money?

Also, Patrick Ryan stated that they have yet to secure the private insurance that they said they were going to get two months ago.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/olympics/1729716,CST-NWS-oly23.article

8/24/2009 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see the latest parking meter pay boxes on the northwest side???
Hope you bring a pen if you ride a motorcycle, cause they want you to write your plate number on the receipt before you use one of the little pieces of tape to stick it somewhere on your bike.

But most interesting is the VERY fragile solar panel on the top of the thing, presumably to recharge internal batteries or some such. Did I mention it's VERY fragile and on the very top of the pay box???
I'm just sayin'

8/24/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Hey Salt Lake City bought their Olympic dreams, yeah it did embarrass a few, but with this fuckstick Shortshanks, he keeps on stealing and seems to even enjoy it.
As the neighborhoods crumble away, kids playing get shot, those are just a brief thorn for him and this press, as a whole, appear to be so fuckin acclimated to business as usual. Time will tell.

8/24/2009 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo
just silly silly silly

8/24/2009 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick Fitzgerald...what are you waiting for???!!!!!!!!!


Fitzgerald is'nt going to do shit! Do you really think he's going to jeopardize his career with the messiah in the white house.Once the messiah got elected Fitzgerald became just as ineffective as Lisa Madigan in weeding out corruption in this city/state.

Sure he'll make headlines catching the little fish,a few alderman,or crook county gofer,but the big fish like shortshanks and his merry band of thieves,no way,he knows his place.


Fitzgerald reached his peak with Blago,anything he does now will just be a drop in the bucket,and a pat on the head like the good lapdog he's becoming.

You expect way to much my friend,from our federal knight in shining armor.The Illinois democRATS
run the WhiteHouse now.All of our local politicians have recieved a blanket pardon from the messiah himself.They have a federal license to steal!

I am so glad I'm out of that cesspool.


Retired................and loving it

8/24/2009 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruthie's not hiding out. I see her all over. That's you hiding out there punkin'. I'm sure she'd be happy to introduce you to whomever you'd like dear.

8/25/2009 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Elzie Higgenbottom or whatever the fuck that name is. I heard about it already.. Of course he's probably got about fifty of his minions doing the same thing. Remember a while ago someone talked about some politician starting a cruise ship (yacht) on the Cal-Sag in time for the Olympics? Well, there is one right now. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't tied to those be-wigged alderman/senator brothers. That's just a guess on my part.

8/25/2009 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still just fucking OUTRAGED that that fucking secretary from our pension board is getting law school tuition paid from our fund. Damn it! I can't afford to send my daughter to law school. I am going to the next FOP meeting. I'm going to ask about this and see what can be done about it. I will go from station to station on my own time if I have to and get petitions signed to get that money back. I want our fund to get the interest back too. What the fuck! Between Vanecko, Davis, this fuck, Lux and the rest of those jagoffs we'll be in the bread lines before long. We can thank that greedy crook Dineen for all of this!

8/25/2009 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

William Daley is working at the White House.That tells ya who is running the show.Shortshanks has nothing to worry about.Fitzgerald will be shining Mayor Shortshanks shoes in the near future...

8/25/2009 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where Ruthie is hiding out at??
Dammit do I got to do your work for you?
A basterd's work is never done.
If your looking for Ruthie try the following...
inside the 19th ward office under Rugai's desk
or at 3510 Michigan right behind Weis- Brust- Cuello's backsides
or at the airport on the tarmac running behind Elton John and Billy Joel ( oops that was last week sorry my bad)

8/25/2009 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Bon Voyage Northside!

Well, bring us back a tee shirt... (not just a plain white one either you joker you!)size 2XL if you please.

Yes, we're provisioned with plenty of powder and a heaping batch of Minie Balls along with hardtack enough to keep heathens off the parapet while you ride "dispatch."

Enjoy your sojourn to Oz brother...

8/25/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where is Ruthie hiding?" Ruthie's not hiding silly. It just seems like she's hiding to you because you've been in those gardens behind the museum for so long! What are doing back there anyway?

8/25/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City employees? They're screwed.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/The-Clout-Meisters-Ode-to-Mayor-Daley-53813102.html

Oh, sure......make fun of our mayor. No wonder these guys are bad. The racist Sgt Jim Crowley who arrested Skip Gates is their bass player!!!

8/26/2009 02:37:00 AM  

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