Monday, November 16, 2009

Petition Total - 11,012 (UPDATE - 11,187)

We knew this was a quixotic endeavor. 122,000 signatures in 20 days was a near impossibility.

That being said, with no organization, no warning, no real motivation but disgust and anger with a system that has bled the city and taxpayers for decades and an aldercreature talking out of his ass, we managed to motivate a gathering of 11,000 signatures in 20 days. For a blog that generates 10,000 hits a day, that's not a bad showing. 11,000 votes can make a difference.

First up, thanks must be expressed to Sgt. John Northen (retired). John volunteered to collect, bind and submit the petitions. While we didn't reach the magic number, without his stepping up to be the person in front of the curtain, we wouldn't have had even this small showing. Hopefully, he inspires some others to take their place at the head of what may become a grass-roots-type effort the next time around.

Second, the circulators. You weren't willing to take the word of naysayers and pessimists of which there were plenty in our comment sections and in the field. Many of you probably had your doubts (well-founded doubts) but you did the work anyway. The longest journey starts with the smallest steps and this was a small step. A better organization with more time may very well make the difference next time. Hopefully that organization is being created right now.

A special thanks goes out to the Chicago Fire Department. They were overrepresented in their signatures and in their collecting of signatures. A lot of good-natured teasing goes on between our departments along with some underlying resentments. We have to learn that we are on the same side of many issues, and together we can make some lasting changes that will benefit all of us.

And finally, the signers. Whatever your motivation, courage, disgust, vengeance, putting the pen to paper is the simplest and most powerful of acts. Voting is another. Participation is the key and you participated.

We'll be posting on the effort again shortly and where we might be able to take it in the future. Thanks to everyone who participated. Believe us, it wasn't a waste of time. Not by a long shot.

UPDATE: An additional bunch signatures were received by Sgt. Northen this morning. Had this been actually filed this AM with the Board of Elections, they'd have been out of the running, but as we can't file so shortly, we'll add them to the total.

UPDATE: With a final hand delivery, the total became 11,187.

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95 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job. Just think what can be done with more time and organization. Don't think the aldermen aren't thinking about that too.

11/16/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

File the petition....someone told me that it stands unless someone challenges it. Anybody know if this is true?

Let's see who challenges it.

11/16/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a press release.

Oh, wait; by posting the info here, the media will be sure to pick up on it.

Great effort, everyone.

11/16/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous A Disgruntled Chicagoan said...

Absolutely not a waste of time.

Here's something I would like to know for the future.

If the next election for mayor is 15 months away, and we want to try to have a referendum placed on THAT ballot, (like term limits, or expanding the jurisdiction of the IG to include the City Council and their staffs), is there a time restriction for a start date when you can begin obtaining signatures?

I'm sure these things will be discussed in the coming weeks and months, but if the referendum can start on day one of its eligibility period and groups can get organized and collect signatures for more than 20 days, I think it can easily be a successful endeavor.

11/16/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A huge Thank-You to John Northern and SCC for their tireless work. This is a good start, we will unite and get things moving.

Too little time, we have nothing but time now and a disintegrating City of Chicago.

We can bring that CHANGE!

United we stand, divided we fall!

11/16/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told you bastards it would fail.

Richard M. Daley

11/16/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this will open some eyes at City Hall. The discontent is spreading to every ward and every socioeconomic group in Chicago.

It's only a matter of time!

11/16/2009 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Socialist Party of AmeriKa held their convention in Evanston,Il this past weekend. How appropriate that they chose this leftist wasteland to tout their cause. Nowhere else could bring the feeling of home and welcome like:

Illinois the Kingdom of Corruption, Chicago the Capitol of Corruption.

11/16/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Don Quixote Fan said...

With an "insignificant" blog generating over 11K in such a short time and no real organization is awesome.

The Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote, had heart, soul and balls.

We're not dealing with windmills here. We're dealing with arrogant, lying assholes with great power. Great start, SCC. Kudos to Sgt. Northen. It's rather obvious that he'd just love the city to mess with him. Automatic winner lawsuit.

11/16/2009 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

You too can own your favorite pool car, for the low low price $200.00, or a sweet low hour wood chipper for even less. Me, I'm bidding on the fire buggy.

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/chicago,il/list/current?orgid=20549

11/16/2009 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imagine what can be accomplished in, say, the next 14 months.

11/16/2009 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time around there WILL be enough signatures and my only request is that the petition adds a 2 term limit on mayor.

11/16/2009 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job all!

11/16/2009 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous good cowboy said...

I always loved the Westerns. The ones where the evil robber baron and his bullies take over the town.
The good folks and the town newspaper live in fear.

Then a lone stranger, often portrayed by John Wayne or Clint Eastwood types, rides into town.

Between SCC, Northside and John Kass, maybe this time our hero will save the good townfolks from the robber baron and his bad guys.

Our "robber baron" and his gang of thugs would look great dangling at the end of a noose. Same goes for our current "sheriff".

11/16/2009 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time how about term limits and a binding recall referendum initiative for city, county, state and even our U.S.congressmen and "Turban" Durbin.

Shortshanks and most of these Chicago based politicians should have been in prison years ago.

Under the Messiah and that pinko Eric Holder, expect nothing. The once mighty Fitzgerald is now Holder's lame duck.

Considering it was off the cuff in such a short time by an "insignificant" blog site, I am proud to be just one of an impressive 11,012 that said we are not going to take it anymore.

11/16/2009 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout a referndum to have the stuttering prick and WEISel drawn and quartered at noon next to the Picasso. It would be a great start.

11/16/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous The Quest of Don Quixote said...

It is the mission of each true knight...
His duty...nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow,
To go where the brave dare not go,
To right the unrightable wrong.

To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star.

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause.

And I know, if I only be true
To this glorious Quest
That my heart will be peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to rest.

And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars!

11/16/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st I would like to thank you SCC for putting the post on your website that allowed people to download the petition so the ball could start to form. I STILL believe that will the right organization and the effort that this and other projects can get accomplished.
2nd I would also like to thank John for stepping up also. Here is a guy that must love this city enough that even in retirement when others talk about leaving the city he stayed and is willing to help try to bring change. Also John I know you will see this and just want to say it was nice sitting down and talking to you on Sat when I dropped off the petitions.

Dave CFD

11/16/2009 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told ya, it was a waste of time. The number of aldermen will never change. But the number of police and fire is another story.

11/16/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job, boys. This will get their attention.


Love,
Mom

11/16/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

File the petition....someone told me that it stands unless someone challenges it. Anybody know if this is true?

Let's see who challenges it.
----------------------------
not a bad idea. I wonder what hack they would get to come forward and challenge it. you never know, they might be afraid to.

11/16/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, but poignant and significant to the dealings of the Daley Crime Family.

Cops: Body Found In River Tentatively ID'd As School Board Chief Michael Scott.

A body tentatively identified as Michael Scott, president of the Chicago Board of Education, was found in the Chicago River near the Merchandise Mart this morning, police sources said.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/blog/

The curse of Team Daley & Huberman strikes again. You cannot interview a dead man.

11/16/2009 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Needed more time and less nay-sayers dragging everyone down.

11/16/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Next time around there WILL be enough signatures and my only request is that the petition adds a 2 term limit on mayor.

11/16/2009 04:12:00 AM

More questions.

I don't think anyone would mind if term limits became the law of the land in Illinois/Cook County/Chicago. It is the pols that become entrenched in their governmental bodies that end up corrupting the entire system and changing it to their own purpose, (ie. Madigan, Burke, Daley).

The poster child of this, is the Chicago City Council who, even though they are recognized as an extremely corrupt governmental body, (30 indicted AND convicted since 1974), has insulated themselves from investigation by disallowing Chicago's Inspector General from investigating them or anyone on their aldermanic staff.

WHY? 30 convictions since 1974, THAT'S WHY. And none of them want to be # 31. For all practical purposes, aldermen have created a pocket in law enforcement that only allows investigation of their criminal activities by the Feds, since, of course, the CPD isn't allowed to investigate political corruption either. TERM LIMITS, and expanding investigatory power of the IG to include the City Council can only clean up politics as usual here in Chicago.

11/16/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a great move, SCC. Now we should take the momentum to the next mayoral election and defeat Daley.

11/16/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TERM LIMITS!

FLUSH OUT MADIGAN, STROGER, DALEY AND BURKE WITH THE TOILET WATER!

11/16/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-we all know that we are short squad cars (along with 2000 officers). squad cars are not being repaired quickly since motor maintainance has been downsized. we are being given unsafe pool cars. REMINDER-do NOT take out an unsafe squad car. i've seen cars with shitty brakes, that are not aligned (car either pulls to left or right), shitty wipers in rainy weather. NO boss can order you to take an unsafe vehicle.

11/16/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-2 is it on or off?
Heard a union rep at roll call say it was on Marks desk waiting to be signed by him.

Then I heard another union rep say it was off because “da mare” wants us to sign off on taking the unpaid furlough days before we get 4-2.

Now I hear it was signed by FOP and it’s up to city to give it the green light.

Calling FOP is pointless because no one there seems to know anything about anything and with “da fed” backpedaling on his blog I have to believe it’s off.

December 1st is fast approaching and I’d like to make a decision on what watch I will pick for 2010. (if we get 4-2 then I will stay on 1st watch, if we stay 6-2 then I’m bumping a “dolly” off of 2nd watch)

KMA

11/16/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if this had worked, what aldermen would you want out? What ones are you okay with?

11/16/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can initiatives like this be put on the State ballot?

Is there any way to force the politicians to accept a citizens referendum AS LAW and not a NON-binding suggestion?

Just as the state was handed a list of recommendations for campaign and legislative reforms with some truly innovative ideas by one of Quinn's blue ribbon exploratory panels, they don't mean shit if they ARE NOT IMPLEMENTED INTO LAW.

Needless to say, Madigan deep-sixed most of them and only allowed the most watered down version of SOME OF these "reforms" to even be discussed openly. But Quinn, the puppet, praised Madigan, saying its a historic day in Illinois politics and how nothing like this had ever been done before.

What a shill this idiot governor is! Tax, tax, tax. Spend, spend. spend. Give away, give away, give away. And blame it all on someone else.

11/16/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

KEEP IT GOING!

The powers that be along with assorted aiders, abettors, clouted ass-clown sympathizers, felchers lackeys, lick-spittles and mouth pieces are frightened out of their wits.

Nowhere to run & nowhere to hide you rotten SOB's! It'll be like historical anecdotes of The Marines kicking in doors to enemy pill-boxes during WW1 and shot-gunning the occupants into oblivion!

We will tear the hide off your worthless, thieving asses!

Two taps on the westside doorbell to Sgt. Northen for taking the point on this and to SCC for being L'agent provocateur in instigating and agitating.

KEEP IT GOING! APRIL 2011 WILL BE THE NEW BIRTHDAY FOR CPD AND THE UPRIGHT, OPPRESSED, DISPROPRTIONATE SHARE, TAX PAYING CITIZENS OF THIS CITY!

11/16/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the tragedy this morning of Michael Scott,it is an unspeakable horror that NO family needs to endure,and the thoughts and prayers should be with his widow and 2 children. This had better be a thorough investigation and his computer could be a CORRUPTION GOLDMINE. He was more than a minor player,he's in the innercircle.

11/16/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was an awesome show. If we had more time, I believe we would have gotten it done.

11/16/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You John Northern

11/16/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

From the L. A. Times

1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8 Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
10.. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3..9 million speak Spanish.
(There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County . )

(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens

11/16/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good show my dear chaps!

11/16/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

herad aldergoof zalewski from the 23rd ward is worried,after appointing his son to the state reps job,then giving the envelope to goofy gov quinn and getting his daughter in law a 120,000 a year job with quinn! hello casper where you been/

11/16/2009 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

You too can own your favorite pool car, for the low low price $200.00, or a sweet low hour wood chipper for even less. Me, I'm bidding on the fire buggy.

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/chicago,il/list/current?orgid=20549

Those bids seem awfully low. just to part the car out they gotta be worth 1500-2000

11/16/2009 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

2012. That gives time to publicize the drive and to gather signatures all over town. Should also start writing letters to the editors and op ed pieces, to get the idea floating around out there beyond the blogosphere. Might do that myself.

11/16/2009 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merely an advisory petition that carries very little if any weight. You were able to obtain signaures of less than .4 percent of the total population of Chicago, and I wonder how many signatures were on there twice, were from non-registered voters, or from suburbanites. Pulleeze!!

Go ahead, fire away

11/16/2009 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops: Initial investigation indicates Scott shot himself.


Now, didn't Mr. Scott know that handguns were illegal in Chicago?

11/16/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD CHIEF POSSIBLY KILLS SELF OVER FAILED OLYMPIC REAL ESTATE SCAM -- STIFF DRAGGED OUT OF RIVER, CAR NEARBY

We can speculate, can't we? He wouldn't be the first.

"Scott, who was a developer, also was criticized in August when it was revealed that he had quietly arranged to develop city-owned land near a park that would have been used in the 2016 Summer Games. The move would have positioned Scott to cash in, had Chicago been awarded the Olympics.

"The 2016 Games were awarded to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil."

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/16/
chicago.school.president/

Tip of the iceberg...

11/16/2009 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great to be an American!
Keep up the good work, lets get ready for the next election season. Terms on Mayors, terms on alderman! Heck we can even petition lower number of signatures reguired for the following election, 75,000 votes.
Great work Northern and thank you, thank you SCC for this great blog, you folks do a tremendous job!

11/16/2009 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: He (Scott) apparently fell forward after shooting himself, and the gun was found near the body, the sources say.

While police sources say it appears the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, the Cook County medical examiner's office was still conducting its investigation and hadn't determined how he died.

--------

Hmmmm. Who is conducting this investigation---one of the Boyle brothers? Let's see, he shoots himself, THEN falls into the river WHILE or (according to the article) shooting himself and THEN a gun is recovered at the scene.

Are ya serious? Somebody wants this to go away fast. How the hell do you shoot yourself, or fall into a river WHILE you are shooting yourself and then conveniently leave the gun on the bridge or bank or whatever you were standing on. I mean, come on now. I know I may be biased because I'm Sicilian but what the fuuuuuu.....

People aren't THAT stupid.

---not a cop

11/16/2009 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's start collecting for the next election now. I think we could get the signatures if allowed enough time. Also, it would help if the FOP took an active roll.

11/16/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must build on this SCC, we can do it if allowed more time. We need some more time.

11/16/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is only an advisory ref. - The solution is to get members of the legislature involved. Someone needs to Minority Cross/Senate Minority Ragdono to sponsor bills in boh chambbers. FOP should help in this effort.

11/16/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous ADS Garcia said...

OT- Bruce Lipman named as Commander of Training Academy.

11/16/2009 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous As California Goes... said...

Don't forget the ultimate success of the 2003 grassroots effort to RECALL then California Gov. Gray Davis.

As we all know, the RECALLED governor was succeeded by "the Terminator", Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

11/16/2009 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Monday, Carothers cut off a conversation with a reporter when asked whether he had recorded any conversations with Scott.

Well,did he? Was the noose getting tight?

11/16/2009 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc: Please Post.

You've expressed your outrage.
Please show your support.

We are now selling light blue rubber bracelets for Bill Cozzi. Some say, "Free Bill Cozzi" and some say "Remember Bill Cozzi." Bracelets will be sold for $10.00 each.

The original intent was to raise money for Bill and put it into an account for when Bill gets released from prison. If Bill was unable to collect, the beneficiary of that account would be the Police Memorial Foundation. After talking to Bill and his family, Bill is declining the money but is asking that all proceeds go directly to the Police Memorial Foundation.

Bill was a big supporter of the Police Memorial as he ran the 5K and donated money to the Foundation. What a kind and generous act on his part to think of the Police Memorial Foundation instead of himself while he is going through such a difficult period in his life.

The selling of the bracelets will serve 2 great purposes. Wearing it will show support for Bill and buying it will support the Police Memorial Foundation.

Please remember what happened to Bill can happen to any one of us and it's important not to forget about each other.

These are being sold by a group of people who feel it's important to remember. Today is the first day of the sale. Bracelets will start filtering out to the districts this week. Of course, you can find them in Bill's old district.

They will also be sold tomorrow, 17November at the union meeting and in the union store.

It would be a great show of force for all of us to stick together and wear these. Thanks for your support.

11/16/2009 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The board that runs McCormick Place and Navy Pier unanimously approved job cuts and an early retirement program in a closed door session Monday to erase a deficit that looks like it will be more than triple the amount projected.

We all know where the fat is. Lets see if they cut the made up jobs for the retired wired hacks.

11/16/2009 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Firing Away at Assholes said...

Merely an advisory petition that carries very little if any weight. You were able to obtain signaures of less than .4 percent of the total population of Chicago, and I wonder how many signatures were on there twice, were from non-registered voters, or from suburbanites. Pulleeze!!

Go ahead, fire away

======

It was only required to collect 11% of last elections total votes cast. That was 122,000 give or take a few hundred, so they gathered 11% of the total needed. Your .4% doesn't mean shit.

Did you even read the petitions? The city (Chicago), county (Cook) and state (Illinois) were already filled out, giving the signer ample opportunity to notice that they had to be Chicago residents. Not only that, these things weren't lying around in suburban malls, they were hand carried by people and hopefully, those people told the signers that they had to be Chicago voters.

Dork

11/16/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I told you bastards it would fail.

Richard M. Daley

11/16/2009 12:53:00 AM

It's just silly...silly I tell youse...cukoo, cukoo...now get in here ronnie, and luberman me up...I need some more of your fashion tips...and this ain't no hibbity jibbity...mmmm hhmmmm...

11/16/2009 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Quest of Don Quixote said...
It is the mission of each true knight...
His duty...nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow,
To go where the brave dare not go,
To right the unrightable wrong.

To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star.

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause.

And I know, if I only be true
To this glorious Quest
That my heart will be peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to rest.

And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars!

11/16/2009 08:15:00 AM

You got to fight....
For the right ...
TO PAAAAARRRRRRTY...
mmmm hhmmmm...and dat ain't no hibbity jibbity

11/16/2009 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous FINAL CUMULATIVE COUNT said...

See post that follows:

11/16/2009 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Nice job, as put, it should open some eyes with the idiots. Just think what could happen with the election, maybe, just maybe the time has come to hand out a lot of pink slips to the most corrupt and deserving bunch of self serving assholes... all this and then some.

11/16/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

The following cumulative count of signatures is confirmed as:

11,187 SIGNATURES

Had we attained the required amount of signatures (ha!), I would now have plenty of time to stop for a cafe latte on the way down to the Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington St. before the 5 PM DEADLINE this afternoon.

Under the brief time constraints, this "insignificant" blog site and a total lack of a citywide organization, you guys fuckin' amaze me. You not only have a pulse. The bastards have NOT broken your spirit. Apathy is our worst enemy. With SOLIDARITY, we will accomplish our goals, hopefully with the help of local news media and the Chicago office of the U.S. Attorney.

God bless you! And don't anyone even think about saying anything negative about "Chicago's Bravest". Three hundred and forty-three (343) of their NYC brothers perished in 9/11. Also, "never underestimate the power of a woman."

Note the time stamp below this post.

11/16/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats 557 signatures per day, imagine what could be accomplished with more time. GREAT JOB TO ALL INVOLVED, especially Ret. Sgt. JOHN NORTHERN!!!!!!!

11/16/2009 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc, maybe you can put the same effort into researching and supporting some officers who are running for office in 2010.

One from 14 and one from 025.

Brock Merck, a Green Party candidate for Commissioner of the 9th District of Cook County

John Garrido, Republican Party candidate for President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

11/16/2009 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so strange. I didn't watch the news today so I'm hearing about Michael Scott now. I heard him in an interview last week and he said that (I'm paraphrasing) the schools have been a mess for the past ten years. Who was in charge? Arnie! Who got promoted to Washington for his ineptness. Was Michael Scott ready to ay more?

11/16/2009 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So if this had worked, what aldermen would you want out? What ones are you okay with?

11/16/2009 09:48:00 AM

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None that have been there more then 1 term already. Honestly there may be 10 that I would ever vote for if I lived in their ward.

11/16/2009 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People talk about term limits and recalls. But what about if the Mayor couldn't APPOINT anyone to a vacant position. How many people got their foot in the door from an appointment? He only appoints YES MEN

11/16/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

TERM LIMITS ON MAYORS AND ALDERMAN.

THEY HARDLY EVER START STEALING ON THEIR 1ST TERM THEY PICK UP BAD HABIT LATER JUST LIKE RECRUITS.

I THINK THIS IS A WORTHY GOAL.
WITH ENUFF TIME AND MANPOWER WITH COULD DO THIS.

NEXT ELECTIONS ARE THE ALDER-MANIC ELECTIONS IN A COUPLE OF YEars.
they wouldnt dare fight it either because it would make them look greedy!

11/16/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Why did Scott do it? Admissions scandal or insider real estate trading? Does Big Ike have the answer? What does Arne Duncan know?

Daley looked genuinely stunned, so it wasn't a hit.

Enquiring minds want to know!

11/16/2009 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we still do this for the next election with more time to get it done?

You have to admit there was not a whole lot of time to do it!

I would sign again if it were tried!

11/16/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that Northside may have a record number of arrests. However, I'd bet that he'd trade them all, murderers, rapists, robbers, whatever to lead Shortshanks out of City Hall in cuffs and leg irons with an airtight corruption case.

Great job, John. Thanks, SCC.

11/16/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-- The dead in St. John's Cemetery will not sleep. Here come the bulldozers. It's Meigs Field time again. The 600 homes and businesses are coming down. Daley has finally shut up Bensenville. Cost of bone thrown to dog -- $16 million one-time payment, probably to be divided among new and more "amicable" village president Soto's contractor pals, &c. to build a new Richard Daley Children's Center or something...

11/16/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops: Initial investigation indicates Scott shot himself.


Now, didn't Mr. Scott know that handguns were illegal in Chicago?

11/16/2009 12:11:00 PM

The Trib has a photo on its website of him with Fr. Fake and Rev. Meeks at a gun collection event...

11/16/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job to all those who fought the good fight and a BIG FUCK YOU to all the whining, bitch ass miscreants; who love getting hosed everyday by the "Chicago Corruption Machine".

11/16/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So if this had worked, what aldermen would you want out? What ones are you okay with?

11/16/2009 09:48:00 AM


Defeat as many as possible.

Change means CHANGE!

If we can replace the useless clowns that are destroying our city and our very surroundings, we will only improve our lot in life.

Imagine for a moment, a government run by intelligent, serious, professionals, whose goal is NOT to steal everything around them.

Imagine getting our neighborhoods back to a safe and crime free state where you can step outside without ducking gunfire.

Imagine...



I'm sorry, I can't keep a straight face any longer!




But, yeah... replace 'em all!

11/16/2009 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

OFF TOPIC

DISCUSSION ABOUT RESIDENCY IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO...http://www.chicagoclout.com

LAWYER SEEMS SEMI LEGIT GOOD ARGUMENTS IF U ARE EVER CAUGHT LIVING OUT OF THE CITY

11/16/2009 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Arne Duncan. He was around here long enough to know whats up.

11/16/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4&2 is official!!!!

11/16/2009 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Merely an advisory petition that carries very little if any weight. You were able to obtain signaures of less than .4 percent of the total population of Chicago, and I wonder how many signatures were on there twice, were from non-registered voters, or from suburbanites. Pulleeze!!

Go ahead, fire away

Well hello mayor daley!!!

Glad to see you came out from under your rock to post a comment. You must be getting nervous! Don't worry when the time is right, you will see how insignificant we citizens of Chicago really are!!!

Now crawl back in your box you troll until it's time for masters to "bring out the gimp".

11/16/2009 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official. Just checked out the FOP website, we are going to the 4/2 schedule starting the 1st period of next year.

11/16/2009 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic: As I said before this is the early stages of mysterious deaths in Chicago. All of which had ties to Daley! Christopher Kelly and now Michael Scott. Who will be the next one to die mysteriously after talking to the FEDS?

11/16/2009 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- In regards to Michael Scott, how did he shoot himself in the left temple when he was right handed?

11/16/2009 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC and Northside.

11/16/2009 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can a retired sargent be president or other officer in FOP?

11/16/2009 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just do like the unions did. Pick on one or two alderman. Run someone legit against them and volunteer. Doesnt even need to be a P.O. Just someone sympathetic to the cause. Defeating the mayor will not happen. He will die in office or quit. An alderman is a good place to start.

11/16/2009 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well hello mayor daley!!!

Glad to see you came out from under your rock to post a comment. You must be getting nervous! Don't worry when the time is right, you will see how insignificant we citizens of Chicago really are!!!

Now crawl back in your box you troll until it's time for masters to "bring out the gimp".

11/16/2009 09:12:00 PM"


not daley, but one of his ass suckers.

daley could never have not butchered the english language.

11/16/2009 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley looked genuinely stunned, so it wasn't a hit.

Enquiring minds want to know!

11/16/2009 04:45:00 PM"



you assume that the mentally challenged midget gets to know about every move made.

11/16/2009 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous: only if hE can spell SERGEANT!

11/16/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"People talk about term limits and recalls. But what about if the Mayor couldn't APPOINT anyone to a vacant position. How many people got their foot in the door from an appointment? He only appoints YES MEN

11/16/2009 04:06:00 PM"



there are plenty of changes needed to be made.


changes such as only honest men and women will ever make.


the first one has to be ensuring that referendums are binding.


the second is ensuring that binding referendums do not require an obscene number of voter signatures to make it to the ballot.


then the exact nature of each referendum can address the needs of curtailing the abuses of governmental authorities which this city, county and state are so well known for.

11/16/2009 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defeating Daley doesn't mean you have to beat him in the next election. Whoever you support needs to make a good showing and after you lose to him you stay organized and pound him in the media and keep the pressure on in every way you can. Getting these petitions signed shows the cops can organize and organize well. Just keep it going. We can be an army of potential organizes on alderman elections, mayoral elections and working the media.

11/17/2009 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all a "mistake". He was at the river in the dark "cleaning his gun".
Sounds like something that would come out of Daley's camp.
RIP.

11/17/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"With SOLIDARITY, we will accomplish our goals, hopefully with the help of local news media and the Chicago office of the U.S. Attorney." - Northside

Daley owns local media. Now under Obama and Holder, Fitzgerald wouldn't dare prosecute Daley and his 50 thieves. I really wonder about Fitzgerald since he made poor Cozzi into a BS federal case.

Otherwise, great job, John. I just hope you are not Don Quixote.

11/17/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Jungian Analyst said...

"Daley looked genuinely stunned, so it wasn't a hit.

Enquiring minds want to know!

11/16/2009 04:45:00 PM"

He didn't look stunned to me, he looked traumatized and worried.

11/17/2009 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can a retired sargent be president or other officer in FOP?

11/16/2009 10:32:00 PM

If I were you, I'd learn how to spell sergeant first!
Don't feel bad though, at least you got F O P right. It's a start!

11/17/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew you'd "Never make it."

Signed, Ed

11/17/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

People talk about term limits and recalls. But what about if the Mayor couldn't APPOINT anyone to a vacant position. How many people got their foot in the door from an appointment? He only appoints YES MEN

11/16/2009 04:06:00 PM Term limits? Are you nuts? Look at the rise in pensions that would have to be paid out to "one term" aldermen.

11/17/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each name means 5-10 votes so you do the math. All we need is a decent candidate in 2011.

11/17/2009 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Term limits? Are you nuts? Look at the rise in pensions that would have to be paid out to "one term" aldermen.

11/17/2009 12:29:00 PM"


minimum 10 years of elected public service to vest would take care of that problem.

11/17/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Firing Away at Assholes said...
...Did you even read the petitions? The city (Chicago), county (Cook) and state (Illinois) were already filled out, giving the signer ample opportunity to notice that they had to be Chicago residents. Not only that, these things weren't lying around in suburban malls, they were hand carried by people and hopefully, those people told the signers that they had to be Chicago voters.

Dork
*******************************
And no doubt this was 100 percent correctly. Come on.

11/18/2009 10:39:00 AM  

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