Wednesday, February 16, 2011

$50 Grand per Speech?

  • For a politician who was once viewed as inarticulate — and even took public speaking lessons to overcome that reputation — Mayor Daley sure has come a long way.

    The retiring mayor has signed on with a New York speakers bureau and lecture agency to make a living delivering speeches — in exchange for a fee in the $50,000-an-engagement range.

    The Harry Walker Agency has a blue-chip roster of clients that includes former President Bill Clinton, former Vice-Presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and rock star/philanthropist Bono.

Has anyone from the Harry Walker Agency actually seen Shortshanks deliver a speech? It's painful. Choppy monotone, little-to-no-audience connection, constant mangling of the King's English.

And then there's the question of what he's going to speak about?

Urban planning? Anyone seen the laundry list of scandals this goof presided over? Shoddy construction, crooked contracts, friends and relatives with no job experience running departments into the ground while the politically and Outfit connected businesses get rich. Then there's the flower boxes, parking meter contracts, pension disaster, No-lympic glory, the list is near endless.

Leadership? All his speeches about how he "don't know nuthin," yet has a reputation as a micro-manager without peer, every cog in the Machine reporting to his political organization, yet no obvious successor or heir-apparent which most successful leaders attempt to groom. Do we really need to rehash the mess he made of the police department command structure. And exactly how many chiefs-of-staff did he go through in his 20-plus years?

The article was written by, you guessed it, Fran Spielman, who never met a Daley press release that couldn't be spun into some fawning profile, even to the very end of Shortshanks' career. We really have no idea how she's going to make a living once the Daley gravy train ends. We imagine her emaciated remains will be located, starved to death on lower Michigan Avenue, her clothes stuffed with all the clippings of Daley-praise she's written over the years in an attempt to stave off the freezing temperatures.

It's the kind of thought that keeps us warm at night as we dream about eating cat food in our own cardboard box after the Ballerino finishes Daley's dirty work draining our pensions.

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149 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAAAA HAAAA!

Frannie and Hosea Sanders sharing a cardboard box is more like it!

2/16/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People will pay to see Ron Jeremy fuck and hear Daley speak! The human race had officially "jumped the shark".

2/16/2011 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All it takes, SCC, is two or three of these a year to keep him in style. Added to a couple (or three) pensions and he's all good.

2/16/2011 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

I'd hire Daley for my circus. He would be "The Babbling Idiot".

2/16/2011 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT A SCAM.....good for him. anyone that would give that bafoon $50,000 for a speech is a bigger moron then he is!!!!!

2/16/2011 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much does he have to give to the interpreter?

2/16/2011 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With any luck he can practice from his prison cell.

2/16/2011 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:

Just compared pay checks: on 16 Jan 2011 I cleared $31.38 more than my 2010 paycheck (that's the 2% raise kicking in), on 16 Feb 2011 I cleared $63.80 LESS than the 16 Jan 2011 paycheck. Sooooo....after our pay raise and Pat Quinn's tax increase I am -$32.42 per paycheck.

How'd you do SCC? No, don't tell us--they might use that info to hunt you down.

2/16/2011 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see him go to Afghanistan and take J-fled with him. They could "reach out" to the community there and preach about much needed gun bans.

2/16/2011 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1K per mumble

2/16/2011 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evybuddy in da cummunuty is afraid of guns...dere askin me to check on their mothers and fathers, aunts and knuckles... I'm like..what do you want from me?..I'm da mayor...its your mother..you check on her!

2/16/2011 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That dumb-ass isn't worth 5 cents a speech.

2/16/2011 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He doesn't have enough money?!?!

Has he ever actually paid for anything in his entire life? What the hell does he need money for?

2/16/2011 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ever would pay that ignorant, inarticulate Irish piece of shit $50 Grand to hear him mumble has got to be a bigger idiot than soon to be ex-mayor mumbles. How much more can we endure? This country is falling apart.

2/16/2011 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

Holy F !!

Now think of what Rahm WOULDN'T do.

http://chippewa.com/news/state-and-regional/article_5fd06e7c-394c-11e0-b0cb-001cc4c002e0.html

MADISON (AP) — Officials report no incidents of violence or disorder in and around the Wisconsin Capitol, where thousands of protesters gathered.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration estimates that 10,000 protesters demonstrated outside the Capitol on Tuesday, with 3,000 more filling the Capitol Rotunda. The labor supporters are protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, which would strip most state and local workers of collective bargaining rights, except when negotiating salary.

AND

video

http://revolutionarypolitics.tv/video/viewVideo.php?video_id=13959

WI Gov wants to deploy the National Guard against the protestors. Reported that police and fire are exempt.

2/16/2011 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$68 less per check, thanks Quinn thanks blago

2/16/2011 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

why isnt Lisa madigan looking at how Shortshanks bankrupted this fucking city with his arrogant corrupt ineptit leadership?

2/16/2011 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just a means for passing the kickbacks, one of many.

2/16/2011 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dyslexic Daley? Who would pay even a dime to listen to a stuttering prick that doesn't have any common sense? If he wasn't part of his father's dynasty, he would only qualify for mopping floors in silence.

2/16/2011 04:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's silly. Silly, Silly, silly. Evvee Buddy knowz dat I bass ekkee have my own lang gwadge ya know.

2/16/2011 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$50.00.00 to hear a mumbling, stuttering Goof ????

Ya, sure !!!!!!!! LOL

Maybe he could go on the Federal Prison Circuit and speak to incarcerated politicians and tell them how he has avoided becoming one of their cell mates !!!!!

2/16/2011 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the legal payback just like Clinton got after leaving the White House. When he left he was pennyless and after his book deal and speeches he's a multi-millionare. Plus he fly's around in his friends jets free of charge. You watch - Daley will do the same thing as a newly private citizen.

2/16/2011 05:12:00 AM  
Blogger Captain Video said...

I would love to hear mumbles try to speak, that way I can laugh and guffaw and the stuttering prick can get red in the face and maybe come up with some new gems like "scrootined."

This would be like paying to see Rosie O'Donnell do a pole dance.

2/16/2011 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29 and a day said...

why isnt Lisa madigan looking at how Shortshanks bankrupted this fucking city with his arrogant corrupt ineptit leadership?

2/16/2011 03:27:00 AM


She is busy suing Jon Burge for his $36,000 annual pension but not Shortshank's three pensions earned during his life of crime as an elected official.

Burge goes to jail while the prosecutor then (Daley) never sees the inside of a courtroom and never has to answer so much as one question related to the complicity of the Cook County States Attorney's office as headed by one Richard M Daley.

Forever more, "taking a Daley" will be my own code for a miserable, loose, stinking, diarrhea-like disgusting shit.

2/16/2011 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT

Holy F !!

Now think of what Rahm WOULDN'T do.

http://chippewa.com/news/state-and-regional/article_5fd06e7c-394c-11e0-b0cb-001cc4c002e0.html

MADISON (AP) — Officials report no incidents of violence or disorder in and around the Wisconsin Capitol, where thousands of protesters gathered.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration estimates that 10,000 protesters demonstrated outside the Capitol on Tuesday, with 3,000 more filling the Capitol Rotunda. The labor supporters are protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, which would strip most state and local workers of collective bargaining rights, except when negotiating salary.

AND

video

http://revolutionarypolitics.tv/video/viewVideo.php?video_id=13959

WI Gov wants to deploy the National Guard against the protestors. Reported that police and fire are exempt.

2/16/2011 02:16:00 AM


In many cases the protesters and the Wisconsin National Guard will be one and the same.

If police & fire here conduct a similar huge protest downtown, who would Rahm call out to keep order? A platoon of exempts leading a class of PPO's perhaps?

2/16/2011 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 50K is right in line for his comedy act. The only sad thing about it is the joke has been on us.

2/16/2011 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happens if someone asks a question that ShortShanks doesn't like?

Will he begin to stutter and turn red like in so many past speeches?

2/16/2011 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm speechless.

2/16/2011 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His speeches will be deliered in Irish ebonics.

Optional translating headphones an extra $50

2/16/2011 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon SCC, you know Daley will be fine. Uh, unless they include question and answer periods after the speech.

Then it will be just plain SILLY!
You know, silly. Just silly.

---not a cop

2/16/2011 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome post. Do you mind if I ask what your source is for this information?

2/16/2011 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Two U.S Customs agents shot in Mexico, one of them killed.

It's like open warfare down there.

2/16/2011 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly this guy is comical, its sad anyone paying to hired this idiot for 50k.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ashM23pslk

2/16/2011 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine how much he would get if he was fluent in English.

2/16/2011 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Justus O'Peace said...

Subjects would be, " CRIME DOES PAY ", " FAMILY PRIDE & VALUES. ", " HYPNOSIS OF THE PUBLIC ", " I DESTROYED. CHICAGO ".
The only subject I would listen to Shortshanks talk about would be " MY 60 YEARS AS A FEDERAL PRISONER ".
Pay this mumbling piece of feces $ 50,000 to speak only goes to show you..." THERE'S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE "

2/16/2011 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evidently the Harry Walker Agency
hasn't "Scrootin" his speeches
very carefully.

2/16/2011 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just silly. Silly. Silly. It's silly. Silly, silly, silly, silly, silly. It's silly. It's the silliest thing I've ever heard. Silly.

If I stick that up your butt, you'll see how effective the speaking is. But it's silly. Silly, silly, silly, silly, silly, silly.

2/16/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checks short! Called finance to ask them why our checks were short and was told our State taxes went up, which in turn "ate up" both my step raise and cost of living increase. WTF!! Am I missing something here...besides my money!!!

2/16/2011 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC timne to lead everyday with a post supporting Gery chico. It sickens me to think some dumbass coppers would vote for the criminal rahm. If you havent learned from 20 plus yrs of dictatorship you truly are a moron. Fucking incredible. There are 6 days until the election, leading each day with a Chico post wouldnt be a bad idea

2/16/2011 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he can give prep classes on passing the bar exam. Hey isn't that Cecil Partee sitting in the back?

2/16/2011 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals aren't the brightest group in the room,and the gun control groups are barely conscious so they will gladly pay.

Prediction: Shortshanks wins the nobel prize and the media goes wild celebrating.

2/16/2011 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am waiting to see which business or corporation is going to dole out 50k. That will be the "legal" payout for services rendered by Shortshanks.

2/16/2011 09:29:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

He doesn't just "mangle" "The King's English" (and it's formally the Queen's English right now, since there ain't no king at the moment, just a prince consort): Daley mangles da Sout' Side Bridgeport Kaminskey Park English he waz broad up tawkin'.

2/16/2011 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$50K a pop huh? Must be nice to retire with a part time job that's so good.

I just got my first real check of the year with my new raise. Being a responsible person, I deferred 60% of my raise into deferred comp and took the rest. But the increase in my federal tax rate ate up the raise plus a little more. Today I got my first straight check without clothing allowance, etc. It's $75 less than the check I got 1 December.

So everyone lies, President Obama lies when he says he won't tax the middle class because my federal withholding is higher, Governor Quinn lies when he says he'll re-do government when he actually just raised our taxes. All the local government bloodsuckers lie by raising my real estate taxes even though my property has decreased in value. And the biggest lie of all, we (police/fire) are being unreasonable with our pensions, when we pay a higher percentage of our income towards it, and have no "sweeteners" like local politicians and such who cash in their overtime, sick time, vacation time to boost it.

Keep voting like lemmings everyone and don't forget the K-Y.

2/16/2011 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His first gig will be at Oxford University on 12 June 2011 for $50,000.00 and all expenses paid! He is idolized throughout the world!!!

2/16/2011 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF $75 short this check! I thought the tax increase wasn't kicking in until june/july?

2/16/2011 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hibbity jibbity skee boo bibbity bop. Translated= "How should I know"? Mayor "Mumbles" Daley...

2/16/2011 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just like how these clown-shoe bosses go on to run other police departments and/or municipal entities and destroy those too. The list of names is too big to start giving examples. If you have a dime in your pocket, someone from Chicago is going to have some bullshit to sell you. Viva Chicago!!

2/16/2011 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ritchie called Peabody and jumped into the way back machine to 1935 and hired Lionel Logue ("The King's Speech") to coach him.

BTW---That is an excellent movie, played a little loose with some facts for dramatic license, but still a great film that deserves best picture.

2/16/2011 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Man, Is Totally Insufferable.
He Is The Ultimate Elitist,Sociopath.
Anyone Who Would Stay Put, To Listen To One Of His Speeches, Deserves Him.

2/16/2011 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Shortshanks can be a public speaker then...

Marcel Marceau can become an auctioneer!

o'v(r)

2/16/2011 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has SNL written all over it. I don't know if people would get it on a National level, but a skit with Daley making a speech? I might actually tune in.

2/16/2011 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just silly,silly,silly, just silly.

2/16/2011 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My last check was -$30 net also.

2/16/2011 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 thousand---dont make me laugh---The chicago public schools are the worst in the country,The city is one of the most dangerous places in the country,He ruin the police department,sold the skyway,screwed up the parking in the city,flower boxes and the endless list continues.This IDIOT left the city of Chicago BROKE, 50 thousand HUH---I would love to see the moron who would give this IDIOT 50G

2/16/2011 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idiots who pay this goof $50,000 per speech will be scratching their heads and wondering what his speech was even about. This idiot was one of the worst public speakers ever.

At least Rahm or Gery Chico speak intelligently and you'll understand what they're saying. With Rahm you most likely won't like what he's saying(bend over) but you will understand him.

2/16/2011 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but I always thought Elton John was singing "hold me closer Tony Danza!"

2/16/2011 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This babbeling Fool will get some sheeple to listen to his Socialist ranting for a while but once the word gets out he wont last on his own, but his commie brother Bill will get him another government job where it will be easy for the babbling Dwarf to do what he does best, STEALING.

2/16/2011 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One word,"Basicee".

2/16/2011 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 thousand for an IDIOT on "how to ruin a city,"---better yet I would pay this IDIOT to stay away from my city.

2/16/2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daleys Speech topics:

1. How to be an asshole
2. How to rape and destroy a city
3. How to screw the working class
4. How to use tax dollars (working classes money) to pay off shitheads to get votes.
5. How to get your family and friends tens of millions of dollars in pension funds and city contracts.
6. How to break local, state and Federal laws without every going to jail.
7. How to pick and groom your own "Play President of the United States of America"

2/16/2011 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I wanted to hear a stammering,blathering,drunken Irishman I'd just rent " My Left Foot". Christy Brown looks like Einstein compared to this dunderhead.

2/16/2011 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those people in Dubai and the others Daley has made rich with our money and property will pay the $50K to hear the thief mangle the english language.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

2/16/2011 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL DEMOCRATS ARE COMMUNISTS SAYS:

Why not just run a Porky Pig Cartoon and save 50 Grand ?

2/16/2011 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dats da shitcago way,over by dere!

2/16/2011 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -

Anyone out there close to Chico needs to let him know to start hitting Rham with ads about what Rahm has not done in the past two years for Chicago or Chicagoans.

Rahm talks about his tenure with Clinton 10-11 yrs ago but NEVER mentions what he has not done with Obama.

Chico needs to start getting down and dirty = because Rahm is starting.

2/16/2011 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Having to sit and listen to the midget give a speech:

DEATH BY ELOCUTION.

Maybe he can take Quinn with him to sit on his lap like a ventriloquist. Quinn has been a lap dog for the Shankster, so it wouldn't take a lot to get the show on the road. He could entertain "the chi'dwin." Ev'y day. Did anyone hear the soundbite, when this asshole was saying he was going to be giving speeches? He couldn't even pronounce the word "speech" properly. Everyone has the right to be stupid, but this jerk is abusing the privilege.

2/16/2011 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

why isnt Lisa madigan looking at how Shortshanks bankrupted this fucking city with his arrogant corrupt ineptit leadership?

Because she is so busy covering up for her corrupt father, Mike "That's my money" Madigan.

2/16/2011 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I would pay 50k for him to shut the fuck up!

2/16/2011 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I paied 10 to see "The Kings Speach" and thats about as close to that Porkie Pig stuttering midget as I ever want to get.

"Eee-dee-bee-dee Eee-dee-bee-dee, Thats all folks!" is all I want to here from him when he leaves 16 May.

2/16/2011 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran has certainly signed on with the DALEY crime family as speech writer and potential fall girl!

2/16/2011 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

500 bux for every time he says "UH, UMH.....

basickee, i know nothing

daley also says " lets be frank"

i think this is his defense for being insane. he really thinks he is FRANK........

2/16/2011 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Joe Pesci called Spider a "Stuttering Fuck" in the movie Goodfellas , he would have had a field day with Shortshanks!!!!!!

2/16/2011 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why isn't Lisa Madigan looking at how Shortshanks bankrupted this f___ing city with his arrogant corrupt inept leadership?"

--2/16/2011 03:27:00 AM

I saw her on TV last night, standing on the floor of the state house, applauding something that the governor had done.

I could not believe the scene -- do you know that the legislators have ceremonial satin sashes that they put around their necks, that say "ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE" in gold letters?

It is exactly like something a priest would put on before saying mass.

Talk about "The Anointed Ones."

These people literally act as though they are gods.

This has to be stopped.

2/16/2011 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 grand per speech? Maybe they should pay the audience, anyone there who, after the speech, can figure out what the hell he said...

2/16/2011 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will let quinn write parking tickets to get the revenue he needs. You took money from my check you prick..I/F

2/16/2011 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lil Dick's Comedy Tour
(Global Clown and assorted baboonery)

That's a lot of coo coo's,
abb a da
abba da
that's all folks and hibbity jibbity's

porky pimp

2/16/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While other states have proposed bills curtailing labor rights, Wisconsin's measure is the most aggressive anti-union move to solve budget problems. It would end most collective bargaining for state, county and local workers,

2/16/2011 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But when voters elected Walker, an outspoken conservative, along with GOP majorities in both legislative chambers, it set the stage for a dramatic reversal of Wisconsin's labor history.

Walker's plan would make workers pay half the costs of their pensions and at least 12.6 percent of their health care premiums. State employees' costs would go up by an average of 8 percent.

2/16/2011 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: A must read!!!!!

http://www.ntui.org/itef/retired-chicago-police-and-firemen-getting-rich-from-locally-funded-pensions#more-480

2/16/2011 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

DEAR MEDIA:


WHY NOT A NICE LONG IN DEPTH REPORT ON THE PENSION THE MAYOR WILL BE COLLECTING!

PEOPLE LOVE BASHING PENSIONS SO WHY NOT!

REMEMBER DALEY WILL BE GONE SOON SO HE CANT HURT U ANYMORE.

SIGNED
CHICKEN SHIT

2/16/2011 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is suppose to be a blog against Rahm, does anyone know it web address?

2/16/2011 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but I thought I'd ask if there have been any rumors among CPD that Hiram Grau is supposedly going to be appointed by Gov. Quinn as the next State Police director. That is the rumor at ISP since J-Kid was ousted and sent to IEMA. What's the story on Grau? Is he another midget like Terry Gainer who had the biggest narcissistic personality and would crucify someone for disagreeing with him? Man, I hope he is everything that Gainer was not. I'm not sure if ISP will ever recover from the Gainer regime.

ISP

2/16/2011 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some Watchdog: A Follow Up
Way back on January 27, 2011 I questioned why our Pension Board Trustee Mike Shields was nowhere to be found in Springfield when the most important piece of pension legislation in my career was being discussed and put into law.

Seems as though I was not the only person who wanted an answer. Mike was addressing a roll call at Midway Airport when a member asked about his whereabouts. Rather than answer the question, he deferred to one of his running mates, Saul Del Rivero. According to Saul, Mike does not get along with President Donahue so what would be the point of Mike being there?

When I first heard this I thought that maybe this was just Saul trying to deflect the question for Mike. Then I realized that this was probably the truth. It is the same pattern that Mike has exhibited for years, even throughout this election. Mike talks a good game, but if you really think about it, it is never a face to face confrontation. It is always through a video or media outlet. There is never anyone to fire back at Mike. Anytime that anyone has challenged Mike during this election campaign, his response has been to retreat.

What is even more amazing is the fact that Mike's absence from Springfield was not merely an oversight. It was a conscious decision on his part to absent himself from legislation that guarantees the funding of our pension. God help us all if this guy somehow becomes our President

2/16/2011 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic:

Just compared pay checks: on 16 Jan 2011 I cleared $31.38 more than my 2010 paycheck (that's the 2% raise kicking in), on 16 Feb 2011 I cleared $63.80 LESS than the 16 Jan 2011 paycheck. Sooooo....after our pay raise and Pat Quinn's tax increase I am -$32.42 per paycheck.

How'd you do SCC? No, don't tell us--they might use that info to hunt you down.

TIME FOR A RECALL PETITION ON MR. PAT-ATO-HEAD GOV. QUINN.

2/16/2011 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29 and a day said...
why isnt Lisa madigan looking at how Shortshanks bankrupted this fucking city with his arrogant corrupt ineptit leadership

BECAUSE LISA MADIGAN IS ARROGANT, CORRUPT, AND INEPT TOO.

2/16/2011 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC.... Since this is an alleged democracy, how about a new thread dedicated as a voting forum for Rham's new nickname,....would be pretty funny.

2/16/2011 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That $50,000 per speech is on the high end. They might start the bidding at that amount, but I'll bet he'll eventually settle into the $15,000-25,000 range.

Although who knows, they may pony up those crazy amounts simply based on his mangled elocution of the English language.

Just for laughs, you know?

2/16/2011 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats like a thousand dollars a word

2/16/2011 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, being an "interpreter" for Richie would be a nightmare job. I'm a native English speaker and I can't understand most of his "speech" - more like "word soup." Guess you'd have to first translate Daley-ese into proper English (good luck with that) and then into, let's say, Chinese. Bet that works out real well. Yep, Richie Daley mangling every language on earth sure would be comical but hardly worth 50 grand.

2/16/2011 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a $50k clown.


now that's entertainment.

2/16/2011 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he could go on the Federal Prison Circuit and speak to incarcerated politicians and tell them how he has avoided becoming one of their cell mates !!!!!

2/16/2011 04:50:00 AM



but then he'd have to kill them.

2/16/2011 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...But did anyone catch Rahm's(aka The Black Swan) interview on the Roe Conn show? Boy is he one smooth lier! He made himself sound like the nicest guy in the world and all the stories about him and what he will do to the police and fire department are all just overblown rumors. Get ready folks The Black Swan will dance all over your wallets.

2/16/2011 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great more of my money going to pay for shit I do not use! thank's Quinn you asshole!

My wife and kids do not like to eat or have clothes anyway.

This Rahm 200.00 per family tax savings means I have to spend at least $80,000.00 to qualify for it? WE SERVANTS DO NOT EVEN MAKE THAT

2/16/2011 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic...just saw a commercial for Susana Mendoza for city clerk. In the ad they say she has a plan for hiring more police officers. help me out here. Doesn't the City council approve the budget and the finance committee approve any new hires. What the fuck does the city clerk have to do with any of this. Also, I'd love to see her try and reduce the price of the city sticker....like that's ever going to happen.

2/16/2011 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This state absolutely sucks! I can not believe my check went down yet again! Thanks Quinn, Rahm how much can you take from me? And for that 2% raise thank you Daley, we were allowed a 2% raise which is not even COLA, and then we are taxed an additional 9%, as long as you dicks can sleep at night, while I'm out here keeping you safe. Thanks for your help.

2/16/2011 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 grand to hear elmer fudd speak on how he killed the wabbit. This country is so full of shit, the city is nearly in shambles, both in infrastrure and fiscally. This looney tune just needs to wave and say "thats all folks"

2/16/2011 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats he going to speak about?How to steal and drive your community into the ground?

2/16/2011 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee I thought the only place he could actually give a speech would be at Zanies

2/16/2011 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous The NEXT Governor said...

Don't complain about the Illinois TAX clip on your paycheck. You voted in Quinn - live with your mistakes.

And as far as pensions go, anyone who moves out of state to a cheaper cost-of-living state can send back 20% of their government pension.

Why? Because the cost-of-living is cheaper there- you don't need as much.

For all the unions carping about "cost-of-living" raises and adjustments for Chicago over the years, it cuts both ways.

Move out-of-state where you are not re-circulating your (our) money back into the Illinois economy, then send some of it back.

New Rules. New Economy. Get used to them.

2/16/2011 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

"Hee-hee, it's da guns, guns! stick it up ya, y'know, up yer butt! Ha-ha, it's fer da chidren! Waaaah, cuckoo cuckoo! I didn't know nuttin'! *FART* Wheeee! I luv bein' da mare! Boo-hoo! Heh heh! Cuckoo-cuckoo! Hee hee, money money! Wahhh! Cuckoo! *Fart* Tee-hee! Poo-poo, jody tie my shoe!"

An dat basicky con-kwoods my speech!

Fitty thou an' put it in a greasy bag...

SUCKAHS!

2/16/2011 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Id give him fifty grand if he could say a sentence in proper english.

2/16/2011 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--Still winter

Don't drain the snow blower quite yet; big storm off West Coast 5 days out right now, will blow in here Sunday night/Monday morning -- cold, high winds, and 1" of water -- which could be 1" of rain, or sleet, or, say, 10" of 10:1 snow. They don't know yet. Just something to keep in mind.

Looking at the top 10 snowstorms ever here, one happened around a March 7, and two others hit on a March 25-26.

2/16/2011 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your missing the big picture. This isn't about people paying to hear Daley talk. It's all about laundering money. The groups and companies that have been the recipients of Daley's no-bid contracts and deals like the parking meter lease have to have a way to legally funnel Daley's share back to him. Even the IRS would notice a $40,000 payment to the former mayor. By paying him for a speech once a year, they can get that money back to him with 20% to the "broker".

2/16/2011 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will speak at Wheaton College next month and participate in a fundraiser for the school’s J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy.
Free and open to the public, the speech is scheduled for 4 p.m. March 3 in the Barrows Auditorium in the east wing of the Billy Graham Center at 500 College Ave.
The Hastert Center also will sponsor a fundraising dinner with Daley in support of its programs. The dinner will be at 5:15 p.m. in the South Party Room of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center at 421 Chase St.
Daley will speak briefly at the event.
Tickets are $100 a person or $150 a couple. For more information, call (630) 752-5975.


Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110216/news/702169835/#ixzz1EAiTrB1i

2/16/2011 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

@ Captain Video 2/16/2011 05:33:00 AM

"This would be like paying to see Rosie O'Donnell doing a pole dance."

Good Gawd, Man! That's some shit even a copper shouldn't have to see!

Damn funny notion though.

2/16/2011 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just read where Shields insulted some Italian copper at Midway. The Italian American Police Association is demanding an apology.
www.iapa-il.org/news/Shields.pdf or www.mikeshieldsthetruth.com

2/16/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

WTF $75 short this check! I thought the tax increase wasn't kicking in until june/july?

2/16/2011 10:17:00 AM


What made you think that? If you were paying attention, which you weren't, you'd know that the income tax increase is retroactive to Jan 1, 2011.

2/16/2011 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he will only be hired to give speeches every April 1st?

2/16/2011 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dickie boy should start thinking now about how to retrofit his coffin with an umbrella.

Beelzebub might think its raining. The new #2 will have to set him straight.

2/16/2011 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks is also publishing a book too!


With the book I’ll also get three crayons - Red, green, blue - too color in the pictures.

2/16/2011 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, please don't anyone call me stupid. But if pensions are reduced, can they reduce the retirees pensions as well? No one has brought this up. Because if I can lock in by retiring, then by golly, I'll go.

2/16/2011 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just read where Shields insulted some Italian copper at Midway. The Italian American Police Association is demanding an apology.

I saw Mike Shields at Tara training today. He even shook my hand, and guess what Im Italian!

My spin is this.. I think many people are afraid of this new young man. I for one would like to see a big change.

2/16/2011 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous GUMBA said...

Anonymous said...
OT: Just read where Shields insulted some Italian copper at Midway. The Italian American Police Association is demanding an apology.
www.iapa-il.org/news/Shields.pdf or www.mikeshieldsthetruth.com

2/16/2011 06:54:00 PM

WTF DID HE SAY? TIME TO GO TO THE MATTRESSES

2/16/2011 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it costs 50 grand to get him to speak, how much do we have to pay for him to shut the f#%k up? I'll start a collection.

2/16/2011 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic...just saw a commercial for Susana Mendoza for city clerk. In the ad they say she has a plan for hiring more police officers. help me out here. Doesn't the City council approve the budget and the finance committee approve any new hires. What the fuck does the city clerk have to do with any of this. Also, I'd love to see her try and reduce the price of the city sticker....like that's ever going to happen.

2/16/2011 04:53:00 PM

Shes just trying to double dip on her pension. Just like the rest of the politicians try to do. Then later while using the media, blame pension shortfalls on the average greedy city worker.

2/16/2011 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous ghost of 1511 said...

2/16/2011 06:00:00 PM

Takes a lot to make me laugh out loud while reading a post. This one did, my old lady is looking at me with her sour, annoying face, rolling her eyes.

She'll stay up late trying to figure out how she missed sucking that kernel of happiness out of me between getting home and going to bed.

2/16/2011 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why isnt Lisa madigan looking at how Shortshanks bankrupted this fucking city with his arrogant corrupt ineptit leadership?


Because daddy told her to mind her own business.

2/16/2011 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever notice that Obama, Ballarina and Giannoulias were taught by the same speech coach?

2/16/2011 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for Melissa Staples as commander of
017. From what we have seen today, as she introduced herself to all roll calls, she's a blessing! Thank you "ma'am" ;)

2/16/2011 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

If you closed your eyes while shortshanks was speaking, it would be like listening to the love child of a 3-way involving Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig learning to say his first words...

...Just popped a fuckin' headache imagining that...

2/16/2011 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just want a name to draw a bunch of goods who want autographs and pictures. Maybe he will going around telling BS stories. I'll never attend.

2/16/2011 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checks short! Called finance to ask them why our checks were short and was told our State taxes went up, which in turn "ate up" both my step raise and cost of living increase. WTF!! Am I missing something here...besides my money!!!

2/16/2011 08:51:00 AM

Did you vote? If you did, did you vote for Quinn and the rest of the democrats? There's your answer.

2/17/2011 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your missing the big picture. This isn't about people paying to hear Daley talk. It's all about laundering money. The groups and companies that have been the recipients of Daley's no-bid contracts and deals like the parking meter lease have to have a way to legally funnel Daley's share back to him. Even the IRS would notice a $40,000 payment to the former mayor. By paying him for a speech once a year, they can get that money back to him with 20% to the "broker".

2/16/2011 06:32:00 PM

Smartest thing I read on this blog in quite a while. This is exactly how they do business. His dad used to say, "Don't take a nickel. Just hand them your business card."

2/17/2011 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is he another midget like Terry Gainer who had the biggest narcissistic personality and would crucify someone for disagreeing with him? Man, I hope he is everything that Gainer was not. I'm not sure if ISP will ever recover from the Gainer regime."

ISP

--2/16/2011 03:04:00 PM

Plenty of scars up here as well. When Gainer was Corporation Counsel for Chicago, he was instrumental in producing the city's Draconian gun registration ordinances; "one slip, one late form and the gun becomes permanently unregisterable and subject to confiscation." I think he then moved to a high police post in Washington, D.C., probably to work on the same kind of thing.

Don't know what he does today -- cleaning septic tanks? It'd suit him.

2/17/2011 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29 and a day:

Perhaps since you have so much time, or, are looking forward to when you have earned 29 and a day, you can ask your self this: where did i learn to spell?

How did your sergeant(s) ever approve your write-up's?

funn!!

2/17/2011 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just read where Shields insulted some Italian copper at Midway. The Italian American Police Association is demanding an apology.
www.iapa-il.org/news/Shields.pdf or www.mikeshieldsthetruth.com

2/16/2011 06:54:00 PM

Does that mean the guy complaining is a "RAT"? From the departed I smell a "RAT"!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SibQUn0Xovo

2/17/2011 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of dees, dems and dos for a lot of money.
Anyone who would pay to hear this guy mumble are nuts and deserve to lose their hard-earned money.

2/17/2011 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for Melissa Staples as commander of
017. From what we have seen today, as she introduced herself to all roll calls, she's a blessing! Thank you "ma'am" ;)

2/16/2011 11:07:00 PM

Thank Jody, he put her there. makes you wonder?

2/17/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for Melissa Staples as commander of
017. From what we have seen today, as she introduced herself to all roll calls, she's a blessing! Thank you "ma'am" ;)

2/16/2011 11:07:00 PM

From what I hear about that place you would be thanking Jody for making Bozo the Clown your new commander.

2/17/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just read where Shields insulted some Italian copper at Midway. The Italian American Police Association is demanding an apology.

I saw Mike Shields at Tara training today. He even shook my hand, and guess what Im Italian!

My spin is this.. I think many people are afraid of this new young man. I for one would like to see a big change.

Nobody is afraid of this kid he is portraying himself for what he is, a goof. He has done absolutely nothing in two years at the pension board other than to yell FIRE! He has not taken one step to ensure our pension. Then he talks down to people at roll calls and makes off the wall comments. He doesn't have a clue as to what he is doing just listen to his ever changing message. He will say anything that he thinks will get him elected. Elect him and one thing is for sure, you are going to get a BIG CHANGE. I just hope you are ready.

2/17/2011 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just read where Shields insulted some Italian copper at Midway. The Italian American Police Association is demanding an apology.
www.iapa-il.org/news/Shields.pdf or www.mikeshieldsthetruth.com

You won't get an apology just denial. There were at least 15 cops who heard the comment just ask one of them. This kid is an embarrassment.

2/17/2011 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait until he opens his mouth, they'll want their money back.

2/17/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats about $10 per stutter ..."No really, I really mean it!

2/17/2011 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Subjects would be, " CRIME DOES PAY ", " FAMILY PRIDE & VALUES. ", " HYPNOSIS OF THE PUBLIC ", " I DESTROYED. CHICAGO ".
The only subject I would listen to Shortshanks talk about would be " MY 60 YEARS AS A FEDERAL PRISONER ".
Pay this mumbling piece of feces $ 50,000 to speak only goes to show you..." THERE'S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE "

--2/16/2011 08:34:00 AM

"I Destroyed Chicago Wit' One Hand Tied Behind My Back."

"It's Da Money, Da Money, Da Money Over By Dere."

"How I T'rew Da Whole City Under Da Bus And Made Dem Pay For Da Transfer Too."

We could have a competition for these titles. First prize, a whack in the side of the head.

2/17/2011 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Italians get so sensitive?

2/17/2011 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gainer.....I think he then moved to a high police post in Washington, D.C., probably to work on the same kind of thing.

Don't know what he does today -- cleaning septic tanks? It'd suit him.

2/17/2011 01:45:00 AM

Still there, but in a different capacity. You must not have watched the President's State of the Union address to Congress for about 5 years?

2/17/2011 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT...But did anyone catch Rahm's(aka The Black Swan) interview on the Roe Conn show? Boy is he one smooth lier! He made himself sound like the nicest guy in the world and all the stories about him and what he will do to the police and fire department are all just overblown rumors. Get ready folks The Black Swan will dance all over your wallets.

2/16/2011 04:38:00 PM

He wouldn't go on the show if it weren't a friendly venue. Turn off wls turn on Mike Savage 560 am

2/17/2011 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Italians get so sensitive?

2/17/2011 03:11:00 PM




who you callin' eyetalian?

2/17/2011 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could have a competition for these titles. First prize, a whack in the side of the head.

2/17/2011 01:40:00 PM




now, that is some kind of motivator.

2/17/2011 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When did Italians get so sensitive?

2/17/2011 03:11:00 PM

33 A.D.

2/17/2011 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I hear about that place you would be thanking Jody for making Bozo the Clown your new commander.

2/17/2011 09:15:00 AM




he'd be an improvement from what just left the building.

2/17/2011 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the then x mayor bathe and comb his hair?

2/17/2011 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why people are leaving this hole!

2/17/2011 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see Shortshanks is pissed that they are not digging up the dead bodies fast enough out at that O'hare graveyard.

The clock is ticking and we need to create a sense of urgency to get this deal down now! ha,

He's bitchin at the airlines.

<< snip>>

O'Hare overhaul is "for the future," Daley said, raising his voice. "You don't wait until a crisis happens in government or business. You correct it today."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0218-ohare-lawsuit-20110218,0,3791899.story
<>

How about the employees pensions dickhead -- are those for the future?

Why did you wait until the pensions are in a crisis and it's still not corrected?

In spite of Shortshanks public opinions I'll bet there are those that DO believe that you DO wait until a crisis to make things happen.

2/17/2011 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Clifford Worley said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When did Italians get so sensitive?

2/17/2011 03:11:00 PM

33 A.D.

2/17/2011 07:02:00 PM


Was that after the Moors invaded?

2/19/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

........and you also must not live on the south side of chicago where there are about twenty Gainer brothers and they all look alike, like the same guy in age enhanced photos.

2/20/2011 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You give yourself away as the same poster when you always refer to Shields as "kid". I am pro FOP but these gorilla tactics are really freaking me out. Your posts are re-affirming what anti-FOP talkers say of your tactics. Shame on you. I'm almost sorry I already voted.

2/20/2011 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is looking more and more like that crazy judge from 51st St. that always had greasy hair and a distinct odor.

2/22/2011 04:22:00 AM  

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