Thursday, November 26, 2009

Chicago Christmas Tree


Was that about the lamest Daley Plaza Christmas Tree lighting last night or what?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The manure coming from within city hall is at an all time low. That tree will be history by Saturday.

11/26/2009 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a glowing testament of our economy and the state of city affairs.

11/26/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic: Did anyone see the Scott family in the City hall council chambers yesterday? There were handed some sort of paper honoring their father by Mayor Daley. None of them smiled or said thanks. Kind of makes you wonder!

11/26/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That tree is suffering from anorexia to say the least...

11/26/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. Yes it was lame. Just because Daley is feeling lousy over the loss of the Olympics, he behaves like a spoiled child who's taken his ball and gone home.

The tree is underwhelming and the comment that 'this tree belongs to the people who can't afford their own tree' just diminishes those people.

Stuff it with ten smaller trees, guys. I know a lot where that'll run you less than two hundred dollars. The 'ceremony' itself, though... well, we can't do anything to redeem that now.

11/26/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"rats... I killed it"

11/26/2009 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.

11/26/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic: at approx 2100 hrs lastnight an unidentified unit began to scream on city wide one that an officer was down at 21st & leavitt. the dispatcher put the radio number out over the air. any updates regarding this incident?

11/26/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

I wonder what John Harris is thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Hmmmm......

HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

11/26/2009 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm retired and living out of state now. I saw that tree on the news last night and laughed my butt off. How can a world class city display a piece of junk like that..? Da mayor's losing it.

11/26/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect in these times?! A 70 ft. redwood with gold tinsle? The government should not even be in the business of displaying religious propaganda.

11/26/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing missing is da mere hanging from it!

11/26/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is the lamest tree i have ever seen.

11/26/2009 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Patrick Daley REALLY in Russia,and how was he excused from his military committments. For a journalist this is like hitting a piñata full of Pulitzers. This one just doesn't make sense.

11/26/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the last as well.

11/26/2009 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fun is fun, but, this desecration of Charlie Brown's image crosses the line.

you have drawn the wrath of the Red Baron.

be afraid.

be very, very afraid......

11/26/2009 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damnit, SCC...I wanted to be the first post claiming the "shanks" is the new Charlie Brown...mmmm hhmmmm...and dat ain't no hibbity jibbity

11/26/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

private contractors doing the lighting.....

thats gonna save the taxpayers money

11/26/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, why would you insult Snoopy. He has more integrity that the Mayor?

11/26/2009 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you Little Patrick Daley? Did you do something bad that is making you hide? Isn't it strange that your mother is fighting a courageous battle,and you're of no help. How about all the medals you earned as such a war hero? Hello Pam Zekman,John Kass anybody home?

11/26/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riddle me this Batman, we can't afford a Christma tree but we can afford the CTA's Santa train? This is different how?

11/26/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why is Patrick Daley REALLY in Russia,and how was he excused from his military committments. For a journalist this is like hitting a piñata full of Pulitzers. This one just doesn't make sense.

11/26/2009 02:44:00 PM

We have no journalist in this city, just a bunch of Daley Machine kiss asses.

11/26/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the city Christmas Tree the other night on television. Is it just me or is this the sickest tree you have ever seen? WTF?

11/26/2009 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Before the soporific effects of a superb Thanksgiving feast take hold of me up here in Wisconsin, I want to share a tip with you about kristkindlmarkt at the Plaza.

I saw my man, "Special K" tooling around on his segway near the Picasso last night. I decided to stop by and say hello. If he wasn't still on the books, I was gonna treat him to a steaming hot cup of gluhwein (pronounced glue-VINE), the traditional German holiday beverage.

Beneath the red and white striped canopies, just like on the Marienplatz in Munich, rosy-cheeked laughing young women and even ugly folks were sipping the hot mulled wine with cinnamon and secret spices. This is the only time of the year in Germany when bier and schnapps take a backseat to gluhwein.

Scandanavians concoct a similar hot mulled wine: glogg.

The next two cups of gluhwein are on YOU, Keating (off-duty, of course).

The Christmas tree (tannenbaum) looked just fine to me.

PROST! (time for forty winks)

11/26/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the tree was free but private contractors had to go there twice. Once to get the tree and then again to remove some more trees which the "Donor needed removed. Cost 5000

11/26/2009 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANOTHER DALEY GOOF WTF! How much did with pay for that shit tree? Daley just got a new fleet of cars for his,eddie burkes,and the treasurers bodyguards that would of bought a super tree!

11/26/2009 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Grief, Mayor Daley!

11/26/2009 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked it, it's a real tree, not a fake looking perfectly triangular phoney sculpture. My only concern is I hope it doesn't fall over and kill someone. God I gotta retire.

11/26/2009 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riddle me this Batman, we can't afford a Christma tree but we can afford the CTA's Santa train? This is different how?

11/26/2009 05:23:00 PM


The CTA is not a City Department. They just like to bitch and cry broke a lot to get free shit. Kinda like all the West/South Side Reverends do.

11/26/2009 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why is Patrick Daley REALLY in Russia,and how was he excused from his military committments. For a journalist this is like hitting a piñata full of Pulitzers. This one just doesn't make sense.

11/26/2009 02:44:00 PM

****************************
the man who walks on water probably arranged an early out. Patrick lad must have info on him also.

11/26/2009 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Brown has some intelligence. daley is dumber than a pet rock.

11/26/2009 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF! DONT INSULT THE PEANUTS GANG!
I LOVE CHARLIE BROWN!

11/26/2009 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DETROIT!!

11/26/2009 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SUBURBAN GUY THAT DONATED THE TREE IS ORIGINALLY FROM BRIDGEPORT.
I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT WAS COMPLETELY FREE.

11/26/2009 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2010 Lets Start a Prediction:
A Contract but No Raise No Money
TOdd is Out
Daley taken seriuosly Ill
Vice mayor takes over
Blago has a jogging acident
Sun-times goes bust
JFed actually stands up to Daley
Crime hits Northwest Side very hard
Kirk Wins
Aldercreature Blacer indicted
McCormick cathes fire like back in the day
Cubs go to World Series But loose
Gas back to $4 a gallon
US Dollar de-valued
US Troops leave Iraq War ragges in Afghanistan
City ends future CPD Pensions
Lisa Madigan runs for mayor
U and I still on the same shit job in the same shit city with no hope for promotion
AT LEAST ONE OF THESE WILL HAPPEN LoL

11/26/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would it take for Mt. Greenwood to become a seperate Ward

11/26/2009 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw a comment on your blog and really have got to wonder why the mayors son who was in the army is now living in Russia.Is he a deserter?Or does he not want to live in a country that is ruled by people like his father.Just thinkin

11/26/2009 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THE CTA IS NOT A CITY DEPARTMENT???

AND U MUST THINK CHICAGO PARKS ARE NOT A CITY DEPARTMENT TOO.

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUMBY

IF THE MAYOR APPOINTS IT IS A CITY DEPARTMENT!!!

DID U FORGET LUBERMAN HAS WORKED FOR MANY DEPARTMENTS
POLICE
CTA
SCHOOLS
OH I FORGOT THE CTA IS NOT A CITY DEPARTMENT.

11/26/2009 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.wgntv.com/news/coverstory/wgntv-daleytree-112509,0,4186367.story?track=rss

11/27/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tree in front of 015 looks better. 'Donated' from a city parkway on the south side somewhere....

11/27/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't serve a federal subponea in Russia. Shocker!!!

11/27/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City of Detroit

11/27/2009 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Patrick Daley REALLY in Russia,and how was he excused from his military committments. For a journalist this is like hitting a piñata full of Pulitzers. This one just doesn't make sense.

11/26/2009 02:44:00 PM


He's in Russia because he cannot be interviewed by the "G" if he's out of the country! He & his cousin are still in deep shit for their involvement in the sewer company that Daddy Rich says that he did not know that Patrick had invested money into. He also, with a Masters from the University of Chicago, decided to give back to his country & enlisted in the Army. He could have gone to O.C. School but he wanted to be one of the guys & be an enlisted soldier. He flunked out of the Academy a number of years ago & now he was Dishonorably Discharged from the Army (or so I hear) for Theft so he went to Russia to use his business skills there. This is what I hear so maybe Chuck G. or Pam Z. can do a REAL investigative report. All of Chicago wants to know.

11/27/2009 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AT LEAST ONE OF THESE WILL HAPPEN LoL

11/26/2009 11:04:00 PM


Maybe many of them will happen, my little prognosticating friend!

11/27/2009 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:11 PM

Assume for arguendo that the population of Chicago is 2.8 million and Mount Greenwood is 28,000. Since wards are of equal population per census estimates, it would require that the City have ONE HUNDRED (100) wards.

Based on the members of respective city councils in the nation's five largest cities (excluding #3 Chicago), we should have only about sixteen (16) wards, not 50 and certainly not 100 wards/aldercreatures.

Then the dominant political party (Democrats) would establish respective ward boundaries, certainly to their political advantage. See gerrymandering.

11/27/2009 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mt. Greesewood should be in it's own ward...That place is gross!! Bridgeport is Gross!! Get ready for the second coming of Detroit

11/27/2009 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect in these times?! A 70 ft. redwood with gold tinsle? The government should not even be in the business of displaying religious propaganda.

11/26/2009 02:11:00 PM
What religion is that? Paganism?

11/27/2009 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO OVERTIME!!!! DAM IT!!!!! TOM BYRNES SAID I DON'T CARE HOW YOU DO IT NO OVER TIME FOR THE CITY GUYS!!!!! they can work for two weeks to set everthing up but they will get NO OVERTIME to light the tree,NO OVERTIME!!!! ASSHOLE DID SAME THING TO THE DICKS THAT worked with Mullen, put them on days during the shitbirds trial so they would would not get any overtime!!!! BUT ASSHOLE GET TWO PAYCHECKS FOR KING RETARD!!!!!!

11/27/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw a comment on your blog and really have got to wonder why the mayors son who was in the army is now living in Russia.Is he a deserter?Or does he not want to live in a country that is ruled by people like his father.Just thinkin

11/26/2009 11:23:00 PM

Free vodka, liaison for the Russian mob in Chicago and all the lap dances Medvedev can provide.

Gee, if he exiled his only son to Russia, he must really fucking hate Vanecko.

---not a cop

11/27/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic: Did anyone see the Scott family in the City hall council chambers yesterday? There were handed some sort of paper honoring their father by Mayor Daley. None of them smiled or said thanks. Kind of makes you wonder!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Maybe they weren't laughing it up because the event made them think of their now deceased husband/father/relative.

Have a little compassion, asshole.

11/27/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would it take for Mt. Greenwood to become a seperate Ward

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

First: the ability to spell correctly.

11/27/2009 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we rename Daley Plaza to the Daddy of the Stuttering Prick Plaza?

11/27/2009 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HATER said...
THE CTA IS NOT A CITY DEPARTMENT???

AND U MUST THINK CHICAGO PARKS ARE NOT A CITY DEPARTMENT TOO.

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUMBY

IF THE MAYOR APPOINTS IT IS A CITY DEPARTMENT!!!

DID U FORGET LUBERMAN HAS WORKED FOR MANY DEPARTMENTS
POLICE
CTA
SCHOOLS
OH I FORGOT THE CTA IS NOT A CITY DEPARTMENT.

11/26/2009 11:23:00 PM

Hater said, "IF THE MAYOR APPOINTS IT IS A CITY DEPARTMENT!!!"

Dear Hater,

While you might think your "assumption" is correct, you could not be more wrong. Do a little research before you make incorrect assertions.

The CTA and the Board of Education are not city departments, even though the head honchos are appointed by the shanks, but they do share part of your real estate taxes.

Odd circumstance? Yes, but true enough.

11/27/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11/27/2009 08:00 AM said,
"Bridgeport is gross."

I was born and bred in Bridgeport in the early 40s..I lived in the 900 block of West 35th Place. My church and high school are both gone, and I haven't seen the neighborhood in many years. Can you tell me how bad it is in Bridgeport..how good?

11/27/2009 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mt. Greesewood should be in it's own ward...That place is gross!! Bridgeport is Gross!! Get ready for the second coming of Detroit

11/27/2009 08:00:00 AM

Whats the matter? You must have been beaten up in these neighborhoods. You sissy.

11/27/2009 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
private contractors doing the lighting..... thats gonna save the taxpayers money 11/26/2009 03:49:00 PM

FYI The city electricians always did the main electric feeds to the tree and put up the tree lights and are there for the tree lighting and maintain the plaza vendors.

This year was different. The city did their usual job of getting the electric there and the tree lights but a suburban contractor was brought in to be at the tree lighting and maintain the plaza electric for the vendors.


City wasting more money by using "privatization" which costs more. Remember the contractor has to add on $$$$ as they are in the business to make money

11/27/2009 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO OVERTIME!!!! DAM IT!!!!! TOM BYRNES SAID I DON'T CARE HOW YOU DO IT NO OVER TIME FOR THE CITY GUYS!!!!! they can work for two weeks to set everthing up but they will get NO OVERTIME to light the tree,NO OVERTIME!!!!


The citys streets & san radio system is on its last leg with no active backup radio transmitters.

I have seen the complete system take a crap with NO backup due to the powers to be seem to think that its no big deal and as i am told one again NO overtime.

Well wait until the first problem during a snow storm in which they need a backup

11/27/2009 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, you can supoena a US Citizen in a foreign country.

TITLE 28 > PART V > CHAPTER 117 > § 1783

11/27/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2010 Lets Start a Prediction:
A Contract but No Raise No Money
TOdd is Out
Daley taken seriuosly Ill
Vice mayor takes over
Blago has a jogging acident
Sun-times goes bust
JFed actually stands up to Daley
Crime hits Northwest Side very hard
Kirk Wins
Aldercreature Blacer indicted
McCormick cathes fire like back in the day
Cubs go to World Series But loose
Gas back to $4 a gallon
US Dollar de-valued
US Troops leave Iraq War ragges in Afghanistan
City ends future CPD Pensions
Lisa Madigan runs for mayor
U and I still on the same shit job in the same shit city with no hope for promotion
AT LEAST ONE OF THESE WILL HAPPEN LoL

11/26/2009 11:04:00 PM
You taking spelling lessons?

11/27/2009 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give credit to the family that donated the tree. They suckered the city to remove that eyesore of a tree from their property and plant it smack in the middle of downtown. LOL!!!!!

Saw the tree downtown today its really a ugly tree.

11/27/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Can you tell me how bad it is in Bridgeport..how good?

11/27/2009 01:34:00 PM"



think Humboldt Park in the 70's

11/27/2009 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2010 Lets Start a Prediction:
.............................
Kirk Wins................
AT LEAST ONE OF THESE WILL HAPPEN LoL
11/26/2009 11:04:00 PM

Kirk will win--he always wins---live long and prosper.

11/27/2009 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

I wonder what John Harris is thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Hmmmm......

HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

11/26/2009 01:43:00 PM


Maybe John Harris will the next in line to fall victim to a creative suicide.

11/27/2009 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 015 dist tree came form the 5800 block of S. Neenah Av
(pepsi)

11/28/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year the tree cost nore than $300,000 and this year they got away with $100,000.

Who is bullshitting who. The tree was donated, the workers are city employees and the decotations are from last year.
Where did the supposed hundred grand go, into the mayor's slush fund.

They can't stop lying and stealing fom the taxpayers.

11/28/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another scam brought to you by Daley! We must all be punished because he ruined his chances of getting the Daley O'lympics! Coal for everyone! Ugly Christmas tree to you all! No raises! Use candles, turn off the lights! Daley can't wait until Dec 1st! Tow trucks dancing through his head! Money, money, money! Fleecing begins now! Floggings will continue.....

11/29/2009 09:26:00 AM  

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