Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rahm Decision Today

  • Chicago elections commissioners are scheduled to vote Thursday on whether mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel will remain on the ballot.

    The three-member elections board won't have a lot of time to consider a recommendation from Joseph Morris, the hearing officer on the highly publicized case. For the second day in a row, Morris did not release his recommendation, and a man who answered the phone at his law office said not to expect one Wednesday night.

    No matter how the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners votes, it's not expected to have the final say. The losing side has a week to appeal the board's decision to the Cook County Circuit Court. The case could take weeks to wind its way through the court system, including the Illinois Court of Appeals and the Illinois Supreme Court.

It isn't the strongest case ever presented and appeals are likely. Of more interest is the deadline for candidates pulling out of the election so as to now split voting blocs. Davis, Meeks and Braun met to discuss one or more withdrawing from the race to anoint a "consensus" candidate. But if Shortshanks hasn't given the OK, then we figure they'll all stay in so as to fracture the black vote and guarantee Rahm is one of the runoff candidates should the election go that direction.

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Blogger morganpark said...

They must not like the out come of the hearing officer

12/23/2010 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm is not the worst of canidates... sure he went to dc with obama but as mayor I really dont think he will be that bad for the police department. From guys ive talked to who know him and worked with his uncle(who was a sgt in 017) rahm is a very pro police guy. Im a devout republican living in this democratic ultra liberal city and the truth is that we are not gonna get a republican mayor... so with all of the fools that are running for mayor would you really want any of them to actually win???? im sorry, but i saw everyone who is running and none of them will ever get my vote. It just so happens Rahm is the lesser of two evils... at least he has police in his family and seems to be on board with most of the things we are concerned about... residency, quicker contract negotiations, manpower and hiring more cops.

12/23/2010 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the responses of the candidates to the questionnaire sent out by the FOP on the FOP website. I know everything is just words and empty promises right now but Chico had some good answers compared to the rest.

http://www.chicagofop.org/mayoral/mayoral_qa.html

12/23/2010 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the fix in? It's Chicago/Crook County; of course it's in!

But even if the Board of Elections lets Rahm run, there will be appeals. They'll drag on for a couple of years and if/when Rahm is found ineligible, the only likely action will be a special election.

This same thing happened the last election when improperly-appointed Roland Burris took Obama's senate seat.

Mark Kirk won two elections on the same day.

Now Burris will collect what, his
3rd or 4th government pension?

Nobody, not even Rod Blogo will be punished for the unlawful appointment.

Burris will drift off into the sunset, collecting big money for his "service" and no one (particularly the media!) will emit a peep of protest.

"Windy City"? That's not wind, that is how much this place sucks.

12/23/2010 02:11:00 AM  
Blogger Working Man said...

I know I'm way off topic, but please let us never forget how the CFD had our backs when we suffered our tremendous losses this year. This is a major indicator that we are all we have. PLEASE back each other up and help each other out, regardless of how minor the circumstances seem to be. If we're there for each other on a regular basis, we'll be O.K.
Please Lord, look after our fallen brethren.
May GOD hold you in the palm of his hand.
May GOD bless the CFD and the CPD.
We'll be there for you CFD, as you were there for us.

12/23/2010 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Election judge decided for Rahm. I expected that but that was a strange ruling. Now it goes to court and it will be plopped in front of... Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, wife of Ed Burke.

And Ed Burke favors Chico so one might guess that Anne Burke might favor Chico, in the name of marital harmony if nothing else.

But Anne Burke will likely do the stand up thing and recuse herself from this decision in the interest of fairness.

Yeah right, the wife of a corrupt Chicago Irish politician will do what is right. What a stinking corrupt pile of shit Illinois is.

12/23/2010 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayors Office has already made the necessary phone calls and the decision is a done deal!

(you really did not think the Mayor flew back early yesterday just for the dead firemen, did you?)

12/23/2010 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they recommended allowing him on the ballot ..

cowards ... the law is clear, you must be a RESIDENT .. that means you live here P-E-R-I-O-D

the only question - the ONLY question is whether there is an exception for serving the president

END OF STORY

12/23/2010 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fix is always in.

12/23/2010 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

personally if they allow rahm to run and he gets elected mayor we might as well wave the white flag. if he gets elected the city will really go down the sewer, not that its not already. look at his history with odumbo, he supports everything that idiot president says and does.

i feel so bad for the firemen that lost their lives yesterday and their families. it really sucks loosing people in those conditions but its even worse 2 days before xmas. R.I.P. and thank you for doing some good for this shithole of a city. my prayers are with their families.

on the topic of daily..... of course he didnt fly back a day early because of the tragic loss of 2 firemen, he flew back to push rahm down the citys throat. however there isnt one canidate running for mayor thats worth a shit in my opinion.


stay safe my brothers when out in the jungle called chicago and merry christmas hope you all have a great holiday!

12/23/2010 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've been planning to make Rahm mayor for 10 years, since the end of the Clinton administration. Thats why he took Blago's congressional seat after his stint at Freddie Mac.

They pulled the plug on Daley because he was becoming a liability....unstable entourage,brazen criminality,sociopathic tendancies,etc.....

This Obama freakshow came out of left field, blindsided everyone. They were originally afraid Obama would lose his '04 senate bid and run against Daley in '07 on a tidal wave of black votes. This would have been a catastrophe for EVERYONE, yes including the police. Obama won in '04, rolled the dice again and got lucky after Lehman Bros. tanked.

Rahm's uncle, Sgt. L.S. was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet on this job. Rahm does not have the visceral hatred of the police that Daley has. Don't embarass him and he can be worked with.

Obama is going to get re-elected because the Republicans are a bunch of stooges and have shown they're shit politicians during the lame-duck congressional session. President Pawlenty? Give me a break. Rahm will get an Obama bailout for the city and hopefully some of it will help our pension.

That is all.

12/23/2010 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Citizen Mayor John Hu said...

http://www.chicagofop.org/mayoral/mayoral_qa.html

12/23/2010 12:28:00 AM

Citizen Mayor John Hu

As a mayoral candidate, I'm hoping Rahm stays in the race (he's not going anywhere, the fix is really in). This might sound crazy to some, but it definitely benefits my chances...

This mayoral race can be ultimately decided by YOU the police officers, families and supporters of CPD!

Rahm will take a little under half of all votes cast. With so many candidates he will be unable to get 50.1% of the votes to win outright turning it into a run-off election. This leaves the other candidates to divide up the remainder of the votes. In 2007, a little over 350,000 out of 1.3 mil registered voters came out to vote. They expect double the number this next year.

Because there are 5-6 strong African American candidates many of the people voting on ethnic lines will ensure no African American mayor for this election.

With 3 Hispanic mayoral candidates, I'm also hoping for a divided vote along ethnic lines with a little cross-over into the Caucasian vote. The over-all vote average for every candidate is much lower when Rahm stays in the race making it easier for the right 2nd place finisher.

The person who garners the 2nd most votes gets to be in the run-off election with Rahm. I would like to be that person who represents Chicago and CPD proudly!

I am hoping to get a majority of the Asian American vote in Chicago. They represent 5% of registered voters equal to about 65,000 voters. Plus, growing up on the northwest side near Harlem and Foster, some of my old neighborhood vote. Right now, I am also working on some of the African American vote in the Lawndale area of Chicago. This is a true grassroots movement. Every vote really counts!

The 2nd place finisher needs at least 100,000 votes. With the help of CPD, family members and friends I can get there as your new mayor. And when I'm in the run-off with Rahm, Chicago will finally have a real alternate choice for the leadership of our great city.

Career politicians and political insiders make promises before an election and are always broken the day after. The old ways of "business as usual" will be finished. I will bring real change for Chicago. No longer will CPD be at odds with the administration. You mentioned former mayor Jane Byrne... I want to do even better for CPD!

www.examiner.com/independent-in-chicago/your-guide-to-chicago-s-2011-mayoral-candidates

www.citizenmayor.net

Make a difference! Real change for Chicago! Citizen Mayor John Hu

12/23/2010 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T-

Fire Commissioner Hoff went into the rubble to help dig out two of his lost firefighters after a roof collapsed on them. He emerged wet, dirty, and full of soot.

Question- what would Weis have done if it was one of us?

12/23/2010 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Check out the responses of the candidates to the questionnaire sent out by the FOP on the FOP website. I know everything is just words and empty promises right now but Chico had some good answers compared to the rest.

http://www.chicagofop.org/mayoral/mayoral
_qa.html

12/23/2010 12:28:00 AM


EXACTLY! JUST WORDS AND EMPTY PROMISES!

THINK AGAIN, PEOPLE!

If you think that Gery Chico is our best option as mayor, he's thick as thieves with Daley, always has been, and he's used those connections to make himself and others around him, MILLIONAIRE$ at the expense of the taxpayers. He won't even bar his pals from CONTINUING to raid city funds for their "consulting" fees. Just another self-serving lawyer trying to scam the voters!

Gery Chico Made Millions From Law Firm That Lobbies City Hall

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/12
/gery-chico-made-millions-from-law-firm-that-lobbies-city-hall.html

12/23/2010 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not like any of the candidates for mayor. But, I think that Rahm who has an uncle who is a retired sgt. will take that into consideration when he deals with the underfunded police pensions, and forthcoming contracts. (At least I hope so).

12/23/2010 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a fan of Rahm-bama... but who else is there to vote for... MEEKS:(

12/23/2010 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a done deal,they will vote yes.

12/23/2010 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope everyone who voted Donk in November are smugly happy with themselves

It's the rest of us who are getting our backs broken

12/23/2010 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm is not the worst of canidates... sure he went to dc with obama but as mayor I really dont think he will be that bad for the police department.............Rahm is the lesser of two evils... at least he has police in his family and seems to be on board with most of the things we are concerned about... residency, quicker contract negotiations, manpower and hiring more cops.

12/23/2010 12:27:00 AM


There is not a doubt in my mind that this was written by a member of Rahm's team.

Rahm has publicly stated several times that he is after our pension. He believes it is too GENEROUS. He wants to lower it now that we have put our years in, spent our lives living up to our part and putting our money in. Rahm is worse than Daley because he is smarter and meaner.

I would rather see the City shut down for four years than have the evil ballerina at the helm for the next twenty. Give us term limits and half the Alderman gone, Rahm. Then you may get our support.

12/23/2010 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone out here previously suggested that 25 police districts would equal 25 aldermanic wards quite nicely...and save money on maps!

12/22/2010 09:03:00 PM


That was me. I also suggested putting the Aldermen in the old CAPS office to save some more money. Community policing dream I tell ya.

I actually really think that is a good idea. It might keep the Aldermen from going to jail. We could be a good influence on them.

12/23/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous soud1 said...

Off topic,but I'm working the next couple of days and won't get the chance to post.
Been reading this for a while as an officer in Northern Ireland and it's eye opening to say the least.

Keep safe out there and Happy Xmas and Happy New Year to all and your families.

12/23/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting on how they make these decisions the day before a holiday so they can absorb minimal flack....just like our promotions, do it on a Friday, just like Daley manueuvers, does something then goes out of town.

12/23/2010 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SB 3538 has passed and now awaits the Governor's signature. The legislation intends to create a second tier of benefits for new hires and establishes a target date to move to actuarial funding.

12/23/2010 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a done deal (expected something else, did ya?)

Election board votes to keep Emanuel on ballot

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/12
/hearing-officer-recommends-emanuel-stay-on-mayoral-ballot.html

Hello Mayor Rahm...

Like there was really any other possible outcome!

12/23/2010 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous is chicago next? said...

O.T., Mike but VERY interesting. Will this cause our elected officials to take a second look at our overbearing command structure?

San Jose, Ca.
Deficit through June 2012: $90 million
Budget in FY2010: $2.7 billion
Annualized gap: 2.2%
*After an audit of the San Jose police department, city officials found it to have too many high paid supervisors, costing the city too much money. The answer to this is converting some of those upper ranked officers to patrol positions. This could reduce the city's debt by $33 million.
Last year's deficit was $116 million, leading to brutal cuts including nearly 900 layoffs.

12/23/2010 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm is an extension of the daley/obama clout ring.

12/23/2010 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahm is not the worst of canidates... sure he went to dc with obama but as mayor I really dont think he will be that bad for the police department. From guys ive talked to who know him and worked with his uncle(who was a sgt in 017) rahm is a very pro police guy. Im a devout republican living in this democratic ultra liberal city and the truth is that we are not gonna get a republican mayor... so with all of the fools that are running for mayor would you really want any of them to actually win???? im sorry, but i saw everyone who is running and none of them will ever get my vote. It just so happens Rahm is the lesser of two evils... at least he has police in his family and seems to be on board with most of the things we are concerned about... residency, quicker contract negotiations, manpower and hiring more cops.

Nice try rahm but thanks for reading the blog

12/23/2010 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Windy City"? That's not wind, that is how much this place sucks.

12/23/2010 02:11:00 AM

That's flatulence!

12/23/2010 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous one for you, two for me said...

From the "business insider"
Chicago, Il
Deficit through December 2011:
$654 million Closed
Budget in FY2010: $6.8 billion
Annualized gap: 9.6%
Mayor Richard Daley has balanced the budget, but absolutely ruined Chicago finances from here on.

His FY2011 plan uses up nearly the entire revenue from a long-term lease of the local parking system and airport, which he passed in 2008. The multi-billion lease deal was supposed to last for decades, but it only lasted two years. The best hope for the future is building a city-owned casino.

12/23/2010 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look what Rahm told the FOP about residency. What a hypocrite. I can cheat but I have to think about you being able to.

12/23/2010 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
rahm is not the worst of canidates...
12/23/2010 12:27:00 AM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Are you kidding?
If you people think working for Daley is bad ------
Rahm is 100 times worse.

12/23/2010 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm?

What is he going to do about the most important thing?

the pension

12/23/2010 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all smoke and mirrors. We all know who the next mayor will be. The Chicago, now also the Obama way.

12/23/2010 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...sent Bill Cozzi a Christmas card a couple of weeks ago and got a nice letter back from him today. He is truly in hell. They won't offer him a Catholic mass for Christmas but will cater to the southern baptists and muslims. He is truly heartbroken for ET Flisk and his family and sends his thoughts and prayers to them. The part that killed me is that all he wanted was to be here, in uniform with everyone else.

Take a few minutes to send him a card or letter. He always writes back.

12/23/2010 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago politics is what they is. What did you expect ???

12/23/2010 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anbody really give a damn. Not one or them is any good. Liars, thieves, you name it.

12/23/2010 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had not planned to vote for Rahm Immanuel, and I still might not, but when I see "Queen Sister", Alyyah Muhammad, and the other various and assorted mongrels growling and barking at him at these hearings he becomes a lot more sympathic in my eyes.

12/23/2010 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing for this city to do in 2011 is to declare bankruptcy.

Void ALL those clouted city contracts: the parking meter deal, the towing contracts, the pod cams, the red light cams..all of it.

Unfortunately that would mean the union contracts and pensions are voided too. Sorry guys -- we can't afford it!

The citizens cannot afford to continue to pay public service officials from the state Governor to the city's Mayor on down six-figure salaries with golden retirement plans as their own wages are falling anywhere from 20~30 percent while taxes keep rising and their own social security retirement plans trashed.

We can no longer afford these sweet deals to the politically connected friends of the alderman's, the state representatives, and the like.

Declare bankruptcy and void them out -- let them be renegotiated.

We already have the highest taxes in the nation how much more do you think the people are going to take eh?

You know the answer already. The people aren't taking it. The best and the brightest that can afford to are leaving. We've been losing representatives in the US House over the last four decades because in spite of all the illegal immigrants being allowed to flourish in this sanctuary city, setting up their little zones of impunity, the population is leaving faster than it's coming in.

The people that are left behind are being back into a corner and this presents a very dangerous situation I fear. Desperate people do desperate things. There has been no-sign of any economic turn-around as we continue to off shore our jobs and idle our workforce reducing the tax revenue in the process.

Nevertheless, once bankruptcy is declared the court can start selling off assets.

I say we start with the Daley center in tribute to the man responsible for our present quandary. If we can't sell the building sell the naming rights to the building to China. It can be named lil' Tiananmen square.

We can take down the cities Picaso artwork too and park tanks instead.

Sell the naming rights and put corporate logos on everything. Rename the city parks like we've done with the sports stadiums.

It's not Humboldt Park call it Boeing Field. This stop sign is brought to by IBM. Like that... you get the idea. Sell the naming rights to all the public schools. Name them after the CEO's instead of the great leaders of this nation. Sell it out.

/end sarcasm

heh...yeah...this place if soooo eff'd up. Don't waste a crisis right? Google 'Reichstag fire decree'

12/23/2010 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is the lesser of two evils... at least he has police in his family and seems to be on board with most of the things we are concerned about... residency, quicker contract negotiations, manpower and hiring more cops.

12/23/2010 12:27:00 AM

Fool or troll Campaign worker. Ask him where he stands on Fire and Police pensions. Same as shortshanks, Quinn and Madigan.

12/23/2010 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic... (from the Associated Press)

R.I.P. Detective Sergeant Arthur Dietrich, NYPD

One of my favorite Barney Miller characters.

LOS ANGELES (AP) —
"Steve Landesberg may have been best known for his role as the intellectual and sometimes annoying Detective Sgt. Arthur Dietrich on the long-running 1970s cop comedy "Barney Miller."

But younger audiences knew him too — for a slew of recent parts such as the doctor on the 2008 hit movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

The veteran actor died Monday at age 65, his agent, Jeffrey Leavitt, told The Associated Press. The cause of death wasn't released.

Landesberg appeared in dozens of TV shows, his curly haired, bespectacled face easily recognizable. Recent credits included "Everybody Hates Chris," ''Just Jordan," ''That 70s Show" and "American Dad."

"He was a wonderful comic and superb actor who gave so much of himself in every performance," said Shirley Jones, who appeared opposite Landesberg in what was one of his final appearances, an episode of "The Cleaner" last year.

His most successful role was that of Dietrich on "Barney Miller, which was set in a New York City police station populated by oddballs and eccentrics. It aired from 1975 to 1982.

Landesberg's Dietrich was noted for his endless knowledge and expertise on seemingly every obscure subject imaginable, which was coupled with a sometimes patronizing attitude. He once refused to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to a fellow officer, explaining he was an agnostic and wouldn't know who to thank.

In "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," he listened patiently as Marshall's former boyfriend described a sexual tryst, then revealed he was really a pediatrician.

Landesberg also played a doctor in the TV series "Head Case," which aired from 2007 to 2009.

Other TV credits included "The Rockford Files," ''Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place," ''Cosby," ''Law and Order" and "The Golden Girls."

Information on survivors was not immediately available."

12/23/2010 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chico (made millions $$$ from the city) = DALEY

12/23/2010 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah 4:31 A.M.
The fix has been in for Immanuel for a long time, and I don't like Daley, but how ignorant of you to to make your comment about him flying back early not just for the dead firemen. Have some respect asshat! CFD has had our back through everything we have been through this year. You are a jerk!

12/23/2010 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supposedly they've ruled that Rahm can stay on the ballot. Surprise,surprise.

12/23/2010 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the black mayoral hopefuls say they need to unify the black vote. If their were three white candidates who said they need to unify the white vote, would they be considered bigots and members of the KKK? Just wondering. Maybe I can get some feed back from some black readers.

12/23/2010 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Meeks...TTMF!

12/23/2010 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the new Mayor of Chicago is, guess who? ----

12/23/2010 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From guys ive talked to who know him and worked with his uncle(who was a sgt in 017) rahm is a very pro police

Rahms Uncle was/is a very knowledgeable Sgt. Always had the answer for you. Sgt LS knew his stuff. I always got along with him and enjoyed working with him. Unlike most of the goofs we have now, you always knew where ya stood with les. He had a set of balls! Lotsa checks

12/23/2010 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he will win and be great for the po po

12/23/2010 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Lindsey Grahamnesty licking Rahm Emanuel's salty shaven balls said...

they'll all stay in so as to fracture the black vote and guarantee Rahm

Bingo.

12/23/2010 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"12/23/2010 12:27:00 AM"



you must be so drunk you don't even know that you're drunk.

12/23/2010 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" I know everything is just words and empty promises right now but Chico had some good answers compared to the rest.

http://www.chicagofop.org/mayoral/mayoral_qa.html

12/23/2010 12:28:00 AM"


so, what value do we place upon those 'good answers', when 'everything is just words and empty promises'?

12/23/2010 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic- In 025 out of 17 vacancies posted, all 17 were filled. The cut off date was 2006. A lot of people with time on the job bidded to 025.

12/23/2010 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"rahm is not the worst of canidates... sure he went to dc with obama but as mayor I really dont think he will be that bad for the police department. From guys ive talked to who know him and worked with his uncle(who was a sgt in 017) rahm is a very pro police guy. "


Rahm is pro Rahm, not pro police.
Rahm is not his uncle. (Worked with Les -he is a good/nice guy) Rahm is just the opposite.
Stop talking in generalities.

Will Rahm clean house of all the detested/incompetent civilians and non police in the upper commmand? Start with Masters, Brust, Ladner, Ernie Brown, and on down the line to the Henny Penny types? If not, does not matter who the Superintnedent is. WILL BE THE SAME DYSFUNCTIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. (Retired several months ago but still sickened by what happened to this department.)

12/23/2010 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm the best one by far that is obvious let's try to make him a pro police guy and give him some support. The most important issue right now is manpower followed by pensions or vice versa let's all work together and gyt off to a good start with him come out and support him we never had a relationship with daley so let's try to forge one with rahm he gonna be the only game in town what we got to lose?

12/23/2010 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

---clip---

On the night after the 1996 election, "Emanuel was so angry at the president's enemies that he stood up at a celebratory dinner with colleagues from the campaign, grabbed a steak knife and began rattling off a list of betrayers, shouting 'Dead! ... Dead! ... Dead!' and plunging the knife into the table after every name..

via >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_Emanuel

=============

I have to ask why this man was not arrested for a hate crime? They arrested a man that made negative comments about the mayor that were less threatening than this did they not? You know the one where the mayor was mocked for talking about shoving a gun up a reporters *** in response to the question was the mayors gun control efforts working.

Sounds like Nikita Khrushchev's shoe-banging incident...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe-banging_incident

12/23/2010 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Not in Cook County said...

Off Topic...
Will county has def. had a couple major screw-ups regarding high - profile cases but this story from the Suntimes does show what _doesent_ happen here in our fair city.."Officer, do you think he hit you because you were a police officer(in uniform)? Or because he was mad at baby momma?" Maybe mustachless James Glasgow AKA "Cookie the Clown"'s office has enough teeth to make offenders believe they actually are gonna be found guilty.

Chicago man gets 14 years for body slamming female cop
Dec 23, 2010 06:21PM

A Chicago man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for body slamming a female Joliet police officer last year as she tried to arrest him for hitting his girlfriend.


Mario C. Bolden, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder, a Class 1 felony that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, a release from the Will County State’s Attorney’s office said.


Circuit Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak sentenced Bolden to one year shy of the maximum penalty and he must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for release.


The female officer was attempting to arrest Bolden for hitting his girlfriend when he picked her up and slammed her to the ground, the release said. The officer suffered severe head injuries when she struck the ground.


“This brave officer arrived on the scene to stop Mario Bolden from harming his girlfriend,” State’s Attorney James Glasgow said in the release. “The defendant demonstrated abject disregard for the law and for the life of this officer when he committed this contemptible and brutal attack. Our streets will be safer while he is behind bars.

12/23/2010 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really loved living in Chicago at one time. Now I hate everything about it and can't wait to get the hell out of here. Eventually all the hard working tax payers are going to leave and it is basic math, more taking out than contributing. Who will take care of all the welfare slugs then?

12/23/2010 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just look at him. He even LOOKS evil. And that missing middle finger just completes the picture.

He'll do whatever he can to screw cops and firefighters out of their pension.

The deck was stacked well before he made the comment that he wanted to run for mayor of Chicago while he was still chief of staff for obaMAO.

He'll be the mayor and we'll lose big. You can count on it.

12/23/2010 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I heard the black mayoral hopefuls say they need to unify the black vote. If their were three white candidates who said they need to unify the white vote, would they be considered bigots and members of the KKK? Just wondering. Maybe I can get some feed back from some black readers.

12/23/2010 04:04:00 PM


Straight up G

12/23/2010 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous You're Kidding Me, Right? said...

Anonymous said...

"...The best thing for this city to do in 2011 is to declare bankruptcy..."

"...Unfortunately that would mean the union contracts and pensions are voided too. Sorry guys -- we can't afford it!..."

12/23/2010 03:21:00 PM


Sorry a**hole, but I spent 27 yrs working the street, my life on the line, missing family outings, holidays and any other important personal occasions in my life, all for the good of the citizens of the City of Chicago. I understand that this was MY CHOICE, and I'm not complaining.

BUT... In addition to dedicating my life to public service, there was also a contract of compensation due me for that service. My pension pays me less than $50K a year and I pay my own health insurance from that. Who the f*ck are you to say that NOW, I shouldn't get my pension? Nobody complained about my pension when I was putting myself in harms way on behalf of the citizens all those years!

Just remember that freedom and the security in society for our citizens to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness IS NOT FREE! As George Orwell once said, "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf". You cannot cheat on your end of the deal now and expect the police force of the future to care one bit about you and yours... Sorry guy, but I've upheld my end of the deal. You do not now get to decide if you want to uphold yours!

12/23/2010 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alabama Town's Failed Pension Is a Warning
New York Times - Michael Cooper, Mary Williams Walsh - ‎Dec 22, 2010‎

Read this real close ,and shit your pants all you jagoff whitshirts and judy weis suckups. Now you know why daley flew the coop.

12/23/2010 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

O/T-

Fire Commissioner Hoff went into the rubble to help dig out two of his lost firefighters after a roof collapsed on them. He emerged wet, dirty, and full of soot.

Question- what would Weis have done if it was one of us?

12/23/2010 08:16:00 AM


Gotta run...

12/23/2010 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Rahm the best one by far that is obvious let's try to make him a pro police guy and give him some support. The most important issue right now is manpower followed by pensions or vice versa let's all work together and gyt off to a good start with him come out and support him we never had a relationship with daley so let's try to forge one with rahm he gonna be the only game in town what we got to lose?

12/23/2010 06:37:00 PM


You are a fucking idiot. Maybe you weren't around the police department in 1989 but this is the exact shit that many coppers were saying about daley. The same.

How did that all work out?

Some old timers warned us, watch out for the kid, he will fuck us like his dad, old man daley had no use for the police either except to have guys like Townsend carry the daley family luggage.

Except daley the younger was worse.

Rahm will NOT be a friend of the police, mark these words: NEVER!

Do NOT vote for that jagoff, do not ever think for a second that a bond that does not already exist can be forged. It cannot.

I'd vote for Danny Davis before I vote for Rahm, Meeks dropped out and I expect Mosely-Braun to do the same.

Just say NO to Rahm.

12/23/2010 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is by far the worst candidate that could become mayor. Read the FOP candidate questions and answers. It is almost as if Rahm was stating to the rank and file that he does not want our vote. He said he would hire a whopping 250 officers - more of the same understaffing. He also stated that pension contributions would need to be increased for employees. As for the family on the job, who cares? Rahm would sell out his brother, mother and children if he thought it would further the cause. Read the candidate responses at the FOP website. You will have a hard time finding a worse candidate than Rahm. Tyrone Carter may be the only one that is worse. Not in content, but penmanship.

12/23/2010 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he has set prescient.. all you need is an address, but NOT really live here to be considered a resident. This should apply now to all cops and firefighters.

12/23/2010 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the Rahm decisin mean an end to the Residency Requirement for all of us? Consider, that if a Chicago Police Officer owns property in Chicago and rents it out while living in the suburbs saving $10,000 per yr. in tuition for Catholic Scholl; is that now acceptable? If this "Play" residency is good enough for Rahm, why isn't it good enough for us?

12/23/2010 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing for this city to do in 2011 is to declare bankruptcy.
******
NO IT IS NOT! Are you kidding me? That would really be a disaster for MILLIONS of people... this idea needs to be put down.

12/23/2010 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

\A vote for Rahm is a vote for Daley. Where does he stand on the pension, with Daley? Is he going to fund the pension like it should have been done? And who will be in power if he is elected? Next top police boss??

12/23/2010 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he will win and be great for the po po

Be very careful reading all the pro candidate comments, coming from the ones who believe they will have an "in"!!

12/23/2010 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

O/T-

Fire Commissioner Hoff went into the rubble to help dig out two of his lost firefighters after a roof collapsed on them. He emerged wet, dirty, and full of soot.

Question- what would Weis have done if it was one of us?

12/23/2010 08:16:00 AM


Gotta run...

12/23/2010 08:40:00 PM

Hoff as always a firefighter and bleeds fireman. J-Fled was never a police officer and just bought a uniform and said he was. CPD "Given not Earned," Sadly is the new motto.

12/23/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing about Rahm and his fake residency is that if Daley didn't decide to retire, Raham would have stayed in Washington for as long as Obama was the president or even longer. The only reason he came back was to get the mayor spot otherwise he could care less. So is he saying he only planed on being the chief of staff for Obama for two years no matter if Daley stepped down or not? No Way.

So if Daley did another term and Obama won another term and Raham stayed on as chief could he have come back in 6 years and run for mayor saying he was always a resident? Different rules for powerfull folks.

12/23/2010 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-Very Important....the 2011 spring Illinois legislature WILL ATTEMPT to REDUCE current retirement benefits for ALL police/fire. This means all of you on this blog. Wake up and goto union meetings! The legislature wants to reduce retirement percentage to 2 percent per year! That means after 30 years on the job, you collect a pension of 60% instead od 75%!!!

12/23/2010 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Alabama Town's Failed Pension Is a Warning
New York Times - Michael Cooper, Mary Williams Walsh - ‎Dec 22, 2010‎

Read this real close ,and shit your pants all you jagoff whitshirts and judy weis suckups. Now you know why daley flew the coop.

12/23/2010 08:40:00 PM

Wow, this is some scarry sh*t

12/24/2010 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc, could you touch on this little idea...

if they ruled that simply owning a piece of property qualifies as residency, then what is stopping all us city workers from doing the same thing?? after all didn't they just set a precidence for us?

12/24/2010 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Be very careful reading all the pro candidate comments, coming from the ones who believe they will have an "in"!!

12/23/2010 10:53:00 PM"



will they be shocked, when they find out that the 'in' will be their heads shoved way up into the rahmbo's ass?

12/24/2010 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

scc, could you touch on this little idea...

if they ruled that simply owning a piece of property qualifies as residency, then what is stopping all us city workers from doing the same thing?? after all didn't they just set a precidence for us?

12/24/2010 01:57:00 AM


The election board set a precedent for a connected candidate running for mayor. Not an unconnected no-clout schmo police officer trying to get his kids a good education or provide his family a clean and safe place to live.

Big difference.

But the next police officer who gets jammed up living out can try the Rahm Emmanuel "I always intended to return" defense and see how it works.

Cops have kept an actual in fact no bullshit residence in the city and have been told that because the main family home with wife and kids is in Park Ridge etc. that it doesn't count.

So what might work for Rahm will not necessarily work for us. Or if you can pick up the phone and call the president or if you are A/3 deputy chief you can do whatever you want regarding living where ever you want. It just doesn't apply to us.

All police officers are created equal. Some just end up more equal than others.

12/24/2010 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once elected mayor Rahm should be forced to amend the state statue barring cities of a million or more residents (only CHICAGO) to exclude the issue of residency from arb. this is what Markie (retired, I got mine)should have done years ago. Rockford, Il was forced to bring the issue of residency to arb and the city of rockford LOST and now no police are forced to live in Rockford. this Daley inspired statue should have beeen brought before the courts long ago and he would have lost just like the city's gun laws
wharej
Unit 603

12/24/2010 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he will win and be great for the po po

Be very careful reading all the pro candidate comments, coming from the ones who believe they will have an "in"!!

NO "IN" PAL BUT HIS UNCLE WAS THE POLICE and HE WILL BE TOUGH ON CRIME

12/24/2010 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Rham and his crack staff pulled this boner, I WILL VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT RAHM.

Also, can anyone confirm if when he went to the Brotherhood of the Fallen fundraise for E.T. Flisk, did he drop a donation or just walk in?

Oh by the way Rahm (because we all know you read this site), NONE OF US BELEVE THAT THIS WAS AN UNINTENTIONAL MISTAKE. YOU ARE ALL ABOUT THE GOD ALMIGHTY BUCK!

Emanuel e-mail gaffe laments firefighter deaths, asks for campaign cash Rahm Emanuel's campaign moved quickly to correct an e-mail that went out to supporters lamenting today's Chicago firefighter tragedy while also asking for campaign donations.
"As we celebrate this holiday season, we must remember how fortunate we are that we have brave men and women working out there every day to protect our homes, our communities and our families," the e-mail from Emanuel read. "We are eternally grateful for their courageous work, and we will never forget them."
Included after those words was an electronic button marked "Donate."
Emanuel spokesman Ben LaBolt said the gaffe was inadvertent and the result of using the wrong template in sending out the e-mail.
The campaign corrected the mistake, and when e-mail recipients clicked the link they got a message of apology and a link to a list of organizations taking donations for the firefighters' families.
"Thank you for your support. We are not currently accepting donations from this evening's e-mail," the page reads.

12/24/2010 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, all the candidates are flakes. Received the FOP card in the mail asking me click on the candidate whom I'd like the FOP to endorse. Okay, I don't like any of them. Rahm seems to have the most experience, but he's gonna f the police. Chico, I don't trust. HU would say anything to get a vote.

12/24/2010 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT-Very Important....the 2011 spring Illinois legislature WILL ATTEMPT to REDUCE current retirement benefits for ALL police/fire. This means all of you on this blog. Wake up and goto union meetings! The legislature wants to reduce retirement percentage to 2 percent per year! That means after 30 years on the job, you collect a pension of 60% instead od 75%!!!
12/23/2010 11:30:00 PM

That would be correct, except for the fact that the pension has always vested at 20 years at 50 percent, which means that you would then get 70 percent at 30 yrs and 75 percent at 32 years and a day. Exactly what the formula was in the 60's and 70's before everybody got a little too greedy.

12/24/2010 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"HU would say anything to get a vote.

12/24/2010 01:20:00 PM"


do you seriously think that any of the other candidates are any different in this respect?

12/24/2010 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Alabama Town's Failed Pension Is a Warning
New York Times - Michael Cooper, Mary Williams Walsh - ‎Dec 22, 2010‎

Read this real close ,and shit your pants all you jagoff whitshirts and judy weis suckups. Now you know why daley flew the coop.

12/23/2010 08:40:00 PM

Wow, this is some scarry sh*t

12/24/2010 01:17:00 AM

Good Article
PS FUCK YOU TOO suck ass blueshirt

12/25/2010 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but Rahm is horrible but Chico is as bad if not worst. Only one person for the job. Miguel Del Valle Mayor. By far the best for the Job unless you want the same Chicago has been having. Lets stop complaining about how its all corrupt and actually do something about it. Do your research.

1/10/2011 06:19:00 PM  

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