Sunday, September 13, 2009

Daley = Stroger?

  • Mayor Richard Daley often talks about how Chicagoans want a decisive, visionary leader who can get things done without "endless politics," and that promise of iron control has become key to the city's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

    But with the pivotal Olympics decision three weeks away, Daley finds himself in one of the most troubled periods of his long reign. Daley's decision to lease the city parking meter system left motorists furious over skyrocketing rates and balky machines. Then he fumbled in explaining his promise that taxpayers would cover potential losses from the Olympics.

    For the first time since he became mayor two decades ago, Daley's critics outnumber his fans, a Tribune/WGN poll found. The mayor's approval rating is at an all-time low of 35 percent in Tribune polls, according to the new survey.
But is it low enough for voters to abandon the "better the thief you know" method of voting and vote for someone who isn't quite as big a thief as Shortshanks? Daley is vulnerable to a real challenge. The Machine is vulnerable to a real referendum on term limits, ward boundaries and maybe even a major reduction in the actual amount of aldercreatures. It's about time.

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Anonymous W-H-O? said...

DALEY, STROGER, WIESS, all equal the same, simple question: WHO?!? Who is going to be next? Who is a viable candidate that we can trust (well, as much as you can trust a politician). DALEY has shipped anyone out who was even a close threat to his re-election. Same with Old Man STROGER, now Erkle is running the ship (into the ground). WEISS, Well, who is going to take the Supt spot after that melon-head leaves?

Fuck that “The devil you know is better than the one you don’t.” bullshit! We NEED to stop bitching and start thinking about who is next! 95% of us can’t stand DALEY or STROGER, hell, Weiss for that matter. And the other 5%, well we can guess who their “Clout” is. But the important question still remains: WHO IS GOING TO TAKE OVER? Until then, we are F-U-C-K-E-D!

9/13/2009 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn all politicians.

Damn the midget on 5.

9/13/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES, BUT DON'T FORGET THOSE FUCKING ALDERLORDS....YOU KNOW LIKE IN "BRAVEHEART" WHEN THE LORDS WENT INTO BATTLE ..THEY WERE BOUGHT OFF WITH MONEY AND MORE LAND BY.... "LONGSHANKS"

SO...ALL THE TALK OF MORE SAFEGUARDS FOR THE OLYMPICS AND TOUGH TALK BY THE ALDERLORDS AND.....THEY VOTE 49-0 WITH.....
...."SHORTSHANKS".....HISTORY DOESN'T CHANGE....IT GETS WORST...

9/13/2009 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see that the witness in the Blago case ended up dead in a lumber yard from an aspirin overdose??? Does that sound fishy to anyone here??? I think someone is tying up loose ends.

9/13/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any person with ethics please apply. I nominate Judge Peggy Chiampis.

9/13/2009 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 35% ?? Not enough people had a chance to voice their "I've Had it with this GOOF Daley" !!! The 35% had to be those poor slobs who couldn't get a real job without being a political suckhole. ! Adios Pendejo Daley !!!!

9/13/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is an incumbent Mayor who was elected as a Democrat. He has run the City not as a stewart of the people who elected him but rather as a King.

The people are now in revolt and all he says is "let them eat cake" and I will provide them with a big circus and they will become content to allow me to continue to exploit them. i.e. Olympics.

It is time for the people to take off his head and the heads of the royality that he surrounds himself with!

Vote, Vote, Vote..

9/13/2009 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Leftist Media (see coverage of the off-duty PO Saturday) in a Leftist city (from the Tribune article: "At a recent news conference at a South Side social service agency, Daley received the sort of homage that was often lavished on his father when a worker for the community group re-wrote the lyrics of a Bette Midler song in honor of His Honor. "Did you ever know that you're our hero?" sang the woman, a staff member at ABJ Community Services, while Daley stood, looking down sternly and shuffling papers a few feet away. "You're everything we'd like to be. Our kids can fly higher than an eagle, with you as the wind behind their wings.")

Please excuse me while I puke.

*Not a PO*

9/13/2009 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't make any difference.

The change to an Open Primary guranteed they can win with 0% public approval in the polls.

They know that a truly credible challenger can only come from the black community. Why do you think they worked their asses off for Obama back in '04 after he defeated Hynes in the Senatorial primary? They were scared shitless that if he lost, he would energize the black community and run for mayor in '07.

They had to get him out of town...so they ultimately made him President.

Aside from that close-call, the standard tactic is run a "shill", phony black candidate, to divide the black vote (Dorothy Brown fulfilled this role last time). This ensures no black can get 51% of the vote required to avoid the run-off.


They also know that the strident racial rhetoric of most black candidates today is enough to scare the fuck out of most white mopes still living in the city.

Why can't there be a white or Hispanic challenger? Simple demographics and $$$$$. Almost every white or Hispanic pol has a retarded brother or cousin who has been made a Building Inspector, city tradesman, or Police Captain. Who in their right mind would challenge?

The moneyed classes picked Daley to protect their interests, no challenger can raise any serios $$$.

End of story.

9/13/2009 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous The Daley Retirement Tour said...

I truly believe the Daley era is winding down quickly. If we get the 2016 Games, I see him stepping down as Mayor before the end of his term so he can handpick his successor, (Huberman perhaps?). This way he'll be able to appoint himself as CEO of Chicago 2016, and guarantee the Daley/Burke Crime Family all the construction contract overruns they can handle over the next 7 years.

He'll also appoint all his friends and family members to various other jobs within Chicago 2016, that will allow them all to travel the world together on the taxpayers dime!

If we DON'T get the IOC bid, he'll lose the crown jewel he wanted as his legacy. I still think his stepping down before the end of this term is a distinct possibility, again, so that his handpicked replacement can become firmly entrenched as Mayor prior to the next election.

No matter what, the next 18 months should be politically historical and fascinating here in Chicago!

9/13/2009 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT'S REALLY FUCKED UP IS THAT THERE ISN'T A SINGLE LEGIT POLITICIAN IN THIS CITY,STATE, COUNTY WHO COULD RUN THIS CITY HONESTLY.....DOOMED.

9/13/2009 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm shocked that Daley's approval is listed as high as 35%. I would assume it had to be significantly lower than that, maybe in the low 20's. He's definitely vulnerable in 2011. Gotta find a candidate who has diverse appeal (like Obama) and start fundraising for this person (man, woman, black, Hispanic, whatever!).

9/13/2009 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of Daley....Set Term Limits, Reduce the number of Alderman...Yes I would dream of that for this City. Problem I see is that anyone running against Daley...seriously running against him...will still remember what he did to Santos...got rid of Vallas, and anyone else who was a threat. Need to keep up the heat up...if he was a manager in a private sector he would have been fired a long time ago. This guy never takes responsibility for anything, he only states that he was unaware of all the corrupt things going on...too bad...BAD MANAGER...ACCOUNTABILITY...He Needs to GO!!!! Did you know that any type of home improvement now has to have a permit...if you get your garage door replaced...you now have to obtain a $50.00 permit. This guy is squeezing every last hard earned cent from the Citizens of Chicago. We should learn from this...Term Limits won't allow a solidified corruption base that doesn't have to answer to it's citizens. Vote these people out of Office...Time for a Change Chicago.

9/13/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does it really matter who is at the helm ???? the same crap will continue unabated---- talk to anyone who is savy in politics and they will tell you that harold washington was one of the best mayors we ever had...so they kick stroger out and danny davis gets in, different players, same old game--- seasoned officers, keep cashing those checks on the 1st and 16th and plan on the day when you put in that par form and pitch your star at the captain's forehead--- then pack up everything you own and get out of here as fast as you can----- guys with less than 10 on, look to the suburbs because their are all kinds of laterals out there or think about a career change.... NOTHING WILL CHANGE HERE, IF YOU CAN'T STAND IT NOW HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WILL FEEL IN 20 MORE YEARS-----

9/13/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great, but who will run against him??????

9/13/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is the time for the GOP to get a credible nominee to run against Daley. Has the best chance to defeat the dummies in office right now.

9/13/2009 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There 13000 coppers DAM YOU and your families if you vote for this piece of shit.

9/13/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WHAT'S REALLY FUCKED UP IS THAT THERE ISN'T A SINGLE LEGIT POLITICIAN IN THIS CITY,STATE, COUNTY WHO COULD RUN THIS CITY HONESTLY.....DOOMED.

9/13/2009 06:54:00 AM


I'd do it, but then I'd have to read all your crap about me here on SCC and I'm not about to put myself through that!!!

9/13/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Chimpas is smart, fair, and balanced. She would make a great mayor. That said, the Chgo organization would never slate her.

Had a discussion last nite, with a native of New Orleans. She was proud that her parishes, city and state held the corruption title for America.

I spent 20 minutes describing the city council, mayor, Cook County Board, and Governor Fearless. She capitulated. We won the sleaze award, hands down.

9/13/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*******NEWS FLASH ***************

The 50 spineless know daley is going to put up Midway airport for sale again in Jan 2010! What say the 50 idiots? Maybe hire a czar to watch daley right goofs!!

9/13/2009 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said,...

Aside from that close-call, the standard tactic is run a "shill", phony black candidate, to divide the black vote (Dorothy Brown fulfilled this role last time). This ensures no black can get 51% of the vote required to avoid the run-off. ....

...The moneyed classes picked Daley to protect their interests, no challenger can raise any serios $$$.

End of story.

9/13/2009 05:34:00 AM"

Ithink in the last mayoral election the real challenger was
Dorothy Brown. But, she was backed up by racists like judge Eugene Pinchum and the like so that made her distasteful to white voters.

The Shill, if I recall correctly was Bill "Dock" Walls, a community activist nobody. So the Black vote was split and Daley won. Just like in Byrne-Washington-Daley, divide and conquer.

So guess what, Toddler, Brown, and Walls are all running for Cook County Board President. Let them all lose and let's elect a Republican.

"Monied Interests" watch out, not only our taxes but our PENSION FUNDS will be paying for those 'Limpic size cost overruns. They will need Daley or his annointed follower to insure that happens.

Get angry! Vote the Bastards out!
Make the politicians FEAR US!

9/13/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DemocRAT city, county, state and now there's one more of those assholes in the white house... we have no chance of getting anyone better. The next mayor will just be whoever they approve of and he'll just continue the assault on conservatives and taxpayers.

9/13/2009 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any person with ethics please apply. I nominate Judge Peggy Chiampis.

Stupid bonds, doesn't know anything, signs warrants she doesn't read then it's somebody else's problem.

9/13/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Possible challengers to Daley 2011:
1) Hoffman
2) Judge Peggy Chiampas
3) Ald. Pat Dowell (the ONLY alderman to vote against Weis's appt., being quoted as saying, "I don't see where he's worth they money").
TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN!

9/13/2009 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Fed up Taxpayer with No Clout said...

The devil you know is better than the one you dont is a totally bs. It doesnt matter who runs against Daley and Stroger. We must vote against Daley and Stroger. No matter who runs against them will not have a strangle hold on the city and the taxpayers and the machine politics as tight as the Daleys and Stroger have. If they do not make imporvements we just vote them out after one term. The bottom line is Daley must go no matter who runs against him. All incumbents must go regardless of who runs against them. If the 49-0 vote for the Olympics doesnt tell us they all must go I do not know what will. The voters of this city need to wake up and take back the Government 1 spot at a time and stop letting these career thiefs continue to rape, steal and pillage our tax coffers. If we do not get rid of all the incumbents asap this city will collapse very soon.

9/13/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Hmmmm...

Why not a coalition of people who shortshanks fucked over/attempted to fuck over to keep his criminal enterprise going?

My... wouldn't it be amusing to see some of our wise whiteheads who aren't beholden to Daley Inc. having a pow-wow over some good bourbon & some ass-kicking cigars with hmmm... say, Paul Vallas and Miriam Santos and others??? You know... enough people who REALLY KNOW how 42 extrs-short does business?

Just the very notion conjures up images of shortshanks having nightmares about this as he runs, cries & shits the bed in his sleep.

There has to be a way we can destroy shortshanks and those who pledged allegiance to him and his criminal enterprise like the alderthieves and the running dog make believe rev'runs.

(our fervent wish is for the G to drop the Mother Of All tax fraud, money laundering/narco-conspiracy/RICO Bombs on the whole cabal of these assclowns & their sympathizers)

Next would be to go old fashioned on the local media... stand on their feet & slap the dogshit out of them while explaining new rules of engagement... Even regular citizens are now openly appalled by the biased and slanted reporting going on. (Think Jackie Heard on shortshanks orders)

While we're on the media... Is it just us who miss the last of the old hard eyed, common sense conservative newspapers, The Chicago Dailey News? We remember the content was written for very high level reading & comprehension and they went under due to low circulation as the other papers dumbed down to keep up. A pity as there's no counterweight to the PINK cotton-candy passing for print media nowadays.

Just random ramblings on a laid back Sunday...

Stay safe, wait for your back-up, do what you have to do to go home to your families because too many jackals in this town love Police funerals. (shorty, j-fart, alderthieves, etc...) Don't give these fools the satisfaction...

9/13/2009 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict that Chicago will win the Olympic bid and then Chicagoans will be happy and Da Mayor's approval ratings go straight up.

Daley won't be defeated in an election. Never count this man out. You can call him a goof, an idiot, a stuttering prick, etc.... but Mayor Daley has always been underestimated.

I don't like the man, but he is smart and he knows how to obtain, accumulate, and retain power.

9/13/2009 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes finally someone who is thinking the same way that I am.
As the CEO he could have whatever salary he wants. But his sucessor would have to be a sitting Alderman so I don't think it would be Hubberman. Plus he could always brag that he didn't lose the spot but stepped down from it.

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The Daley Retirement Tour said...
I truly believe the Daley era is winding down quickly. If we get the 2016 Games, I see him stepping down as Mayor before the end of his term so he can handpick his successor, (Huberman perhaps?). This way he'll be able to appoint himself as CEO of Chicago 2016, and guarantee the Daley/Burke Crime Family all the construction contract overruns they can handle over the next 7 years.

He'll also appoint all his friends and family members to various other jobs within Chicago 2016, that will allow them all to travel the world together on the taxpayers dime!

If we DON'T get the IOC bid, he'll lose the crown jewel he wanted as his legacy. I still think his stepping down before the end of this term is a distinct possibility, again, so that his handpicked replacement can become firmly entrenched as Mayor prior to the next election.

No matter what, the next 18 months should be politically historical and fascinating here in Chicago!

9/13/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAYOR CLAIMS, HE HAS NOT RAISED PROPERTY TAXES. STRICTLY BS. MY HOUSE ASSEMENT JUST WENT UP $125.000 IN THIS BAD MARKET. WHO'S BS WHO? THIS MAYOR AND ALL INCUMBMENTS MUST BE REPLACED.

9/13/2009 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now it's time to vote both of the out! All city workers and county workers can make a statement VOTE THEM OUT!!!!

9/13/2009 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

Peggy was a great ASA


old retired guy

9/13/2009 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J Weiss can't do what he wants to with the CPD any more than could Cline, Hilliard, etc; due to Shortshanks Daley the sawed-off Obstructionist, who believes that nobody can have a good idea except him. This is why EVERY Agency in the City is FUCKED UP, not just the CPD.... DUMP ALL
INCUMBENT DEMOCRATS...

9/13/2009 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
MAYOR CLAIMS, HE HAS NOT RAISED PROPERTY TAXES. STRICTLY BS. MY HOUSE ASSEMENT JUST WENT UP $125.000 IN THIS BAD MARKET. WHO'S BS WHO? THIS MAYOR AND ALL INCUMBMENTS MUST BE REPLACED.

9/13/2009 06:20:00 PM


And my assessment just went down about $100K. But with the tax increases, it means I'll pay the same.

Where do you live? Gold Coast? Lincoln Park? The entire city was reassessed this year, and all assessments should have been reduced.

9/13/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Chiampis...

Please stop writing about your clouted Judge mom on this blog.

9/13/2009 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember years ago as a kid in downstate Illinois that things changed rapidly when a Republican got elected as County Attorney in Cook (Crook) county. I'd suggest that as a priority -- such a county attorney would take down clowns left and right.

By the way, the downstate people still hate Chicago with a passion that you would not believe, dating from the attempt to tax the whole state to support the RTA, and before. They would love it if Chicago became its own state. That might be Chicago's big hope.

9/14/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are guys running in this next election that represent "our" beliefs. SCC, please run with them when the election in closer. They are running as GREEN's, REPUBLICAN's, and DEMOCRAT's. All are positioning themselves for wins. This should be the turning point if we stick together.

9/14/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP General Meeting, Sept 15, 2009, 1900 hours

9/14/2009 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous swede said...

how do you spell relief FLORIDA when the politicians try try to raise the gas tax 2cents thesefucking people come out in droves and demand accountabilty.

9/14/2009 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Anonymous said...
J Weiss can't do what he wants to with the CPD any more than could Cline, Hilliard, etc; due to Shortshanks Daley the sawed-off ...

Thank-God Weis can't do what he wants to the CPD...can you imagine what that fucked up fed would do if he had a totally free reign.

But it is more due to the reality of the urban warfare that policing a city really is.

It's due more to the old-school real cop members having some will to resist which will be gone when the "55 & out" hits.

It is due the short budget (that is Shortshanks).

It is NOT due to our having really effective labor representation.

And in no small part due to SCC, the only free press in Chicago. Where else would we, or the ordinary citizens hear about what goes in this department. I have often heard bosses mention stuff they read on the blog at roll call. I have heard bosses ask one another, "Did you hear about..." and reply, "I don't know, I'll have to look at the blog."

Stay safe, and keep up the Good
work SCC.

9/14/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FOP General Meeting, Sept 15, 2009, 1900 hours

9/14/2009 06:34:00 AM

I can't go to this meeting, but I would like to raise Holy Hell.

Oprah and Mrs. O'God-please-let-him-a-one-term-president are going to Copenhagen to push for Da'Limpics. I want our pension reps, and that of PBPA, IAFF, CTA, the Teacher, the Labors and every other city employee union to PUBLICALY announce that in no way shape or form will they allow OUR PENSION funds to be raided by the Daley Crime Family for any reason, especially to underwrite the that expensive 10 day dream party of the Evil Little Man.

Will someone who knows Robert's Rules of Order, PLEASE call that up and have it motioned, discussed, voted and passed.

9/15/2009 07:19:00 AM  

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