Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FOP Endorsements.

Has the FOP released a list of 2012 political endorsements yet?

We looked at the site and we're confused by all the bells-and-whistles.

Maybe we're missing it.

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82 Comments:

Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

Let me tell you who they are NOT endorsing. A Chicago Police Sergeant by the name of Joe Bird who is running for state rep. It seems that even though he was deemed highly qualified....much more qualified than the 19th ward alderman's secretary....ahem, excuse me I mean ummm....anyway seems the F.O.P. is going to back the 19th ward slouch because they are concerned that they don't want to piss off the 19th ward and they think the less qualified 19th ward flunkie will most likely win. WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP. Here's a guy who is a great guy, is intelligent, and will no doubt be looking out for our best interests and the F.O.P. won't back him.
Here are the members of the Political Action Committee....
Dan Gorman, Chair
Denis Doherty
Mark Donahue
Bill Dougherty
Fernando Flores
Marlon Harvey
Jim McCarthy
Tom McDonagh
Pat McGrath
Tim Monahan
Tim Moriarty
Glen Popiela
Mike Shields
Damon Stewart
Mike Underwood
I get looking out for best interests but at the very least they should have chose to endorse both or none. I voted for Shields and his team.....this is a HUGE letdown.

1/17/2012 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They didn't send out questionaires yet, so the answer must be no. They're busy getting ready for the ass beating they are going to get and hand down to the members on our next contract maybe

1/17/2012 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

I saw the list.

I can say with 100% certainty that Sandy "Deer In The Headlights" Stoppa and Joe "My Minions Think I Should Be Endorsed Just Because I'm On The Job And I'm A Lawyer" Bird AIN'T on it.

Now let's have all of the crybaby cheerleaders come on here for Round 2 and blast the PAC for not endorsing 'their' people 'just because'. Just because they're on the job. Just because their one brother is a veteran and the other a Lieutenant. Just because he put himself through law school while working CPD and raising a family. Just because they're nice people.

Guess what? Believe it or not, most people think I'm a nice person. But I sure as hell hope they'd tell me to go scratch my ass if I asked them to endorse me for something I knew nothing about. And I wouldn't pursue any kind of endeavor simply based on emotion without thoroughly researching and learning the most about the subject that I possibly could.

I hear Hitler was a cool guy to hang out and have beers with. They say Gacy was a laugh riot with impeccable delivery and timing when it came to telling jokes. And I know Michael Jackson was an icon in the music industry. What none of these guys were, however, was someone I'd endorse to babysit my kids.

Now let's hear how everyone on the PAC voted for who they did because they 'sold out' for future promises, monetary gain, yada, yada, yada. You just gotta love the uninformed assholes with nary a clue that populate this job.

1/17/2012 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares?

1/17/2012 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP changed "upgraded" thier website and it is no longer user friendly.

1/17/2012 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields is really comfortable in his position.

1/17/2012 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get looking out for best interests but at the very least they should have chose to endorse both or none. I voted for Shields and his team.....this is a HUGE letdown.

1/17/2012 12:30:00 AM

Then you my friend, ARE A DUMBASS...

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

1/17/2012 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The FOP changed "upgraded" thier website and it is no longer user friendly.

1/17/2012 03:37:00 AM

Is anything at the FOP user friendly?

We are DOOMED...

1/17/2012 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP and PBPA need to get the national organizations involved NOW.

Expose the union busting practiced by Emanuel in Obama's hometown NOW!

1/17/2012 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still laughing at all the idiots who keep saying they voted for change and Team Shields and feel so let down and are so surprised. You guys just didn't learn with Obama did you?

1/17/2012 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey Shields,your way to sensitive.Now stay off the blog and go to your room.

1/17/2012 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a po in the 16. I found out our union has endorsed Lorna Propes for judge and can't figure out how someone who brags about having sued copsfor police brutality can receive our endorsement over a guy like Maloney whose been a prosecutor for over 23 years. Who got bought out on this one?

1/17/2012 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP will endorse whomever the Democrats tell them to endorse, just like the rest of the "sheeple" union hacks.

How else do you think that the messiah got into office? How else do schlubs like Durbin and Jesse jr. keep getting re-elected?

1/17/2012 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like Mike Shields is throwing a temper tantrum. Is he mad that the rank and file are seeing through his B.S.? I know Joe Bird and for the life of me cannot figure out why the FOP thinks he's not qualified? I can't believe the FOP president would get on here and ridicule it's own members.
If Shields is willing to go this low and belittle its members, I have to wonder would he or current FOP members ever have our backs?

1/17/2012 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new website sucks.

1/17/2012 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP? Where are they? All these changes going on in the dept. and not a word from them. I guess Shields is in over his head. Perhaps hiding under his desk?

1/17/2012 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me tell you who they are NOT endorsing. A Chicago Police Sergeant by the name of Joe Bird who is running for state rep.

Bird dropped out genius

1/17/2012 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Already Pulled The Pin said...

Anonymous said...
The FOP changed "upgraded" thier website and it is no longer user friendly.

1/17/2012 03:37:00 AM


I'm a retiree. I rely on the FOP website to keep me informed about death notifications and funeral arrangements and such. It used to work, but somewhere along the line, FOP dropped the ball on this stuff. All of a sudden, the Death Notifications page would be 'frozen' for a week or more and then, a bunch of notifications would appear that say "all services completed at this time.

Right now it reads:
CURRENT DEATH NOTICES
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 (today's the 17th!) and all the deceased are already buried. ... See what I mean? That is NOT CURRENT ! ! !

How hard can it be to get this info from the city and get it up on their website on a timely basis?

This is a grave dis-service to our deceased members and to the living who would like to support those members' families. Please fix this, FOP. I know you can! Have someone check it EVERY DAY and change the date EVERY DAY so we can have some confidence in it. Thanks, FOP!
[end rant]

1/17/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a change of leadership at FOP. FOP must support its members. PERIOD. This isn’t just about elections; it’s also about supporting us against false allegations. Too many good coppers lost their job in the past couple of years and FOP did nothing to back them. Now the lections, it’s posted that the copper up north wasn’t qualified, so we back someone else. It’s posted that the copper down south couldn’t beat a ward-back plant, so we support someone else. There are an awful lot of excuses why we are not supporting one of us. This is not the same department nor is it the same FOP. We need a change.

1/17/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fop is worst then the last crew.

1/17/2012 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told the candidate that Joe Bird was to run against was only a secretary at the 019th Ward office.
And she even secured her child a free legislative scholarship to U of I for free. And this is who the FOP supports? Any truth to these facts of his opponent.
Also rumblings among FOP elite are telling members they had no choice but to back Bird's opponent because they didn't want to upset the 019th Ward. Isn't that the reason we voted Shields into office, to stir things up?

1/17/2012 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the endorsements???

1/17/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 & Out sounds like the typical bitter copper that's never happy especially when s/he doesn't get their way. Boohoo, they didn't endorse my sergeant and buddy Joe!!! Here's a tip, 20 & Out: instead of jacking off the good sergeant here on SCC, maybe attend your FOP meetings and inquire how you can participate on the various committees. There you can enlighten the other committee members with your vast knowledge justifying why So-and-So should or shouldn't get FOPs nod. Because YOU say he was "deemed highly qualified" and "is a great guy and intelligent" and "will no doubt be looking out for our best interests" doesn't mean s**t just because YOU say so. And just because people are the police doesn't mean they should automatically be endorsed. Would you have endorsed Tony Abbate Bar Patron Of The Decade? Jody Weis or Garry McCarthy for Best Superintendent Ever? Didn't think so. Get over the whole 'We're better than everyone else because we're the police' trip. Attitude like that is yet another reason people dont like the police. Do us all a favor and make it "15 & Out" ...or whatever tomorrow is...and pull the pin. Go and run your buddy Joe Bird's campaign if you have all the answers. Us younger guys on the job may be "Hair Gels", but at least we're not (as a whole) a pretentious bunch of handjobs like many others I encounter and that you so aptly illustrate via your post. A lot of people say the new guys are the entitled generation of CPD, but you "Old School" hangers on sure cry a bunch when you don't seem to get your way.

1/17/2012 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

221 am perpetuates what 112 am ends their post with. what a sad state of affairs. these will be the same idiots scratching their heads when they finally figure out that they aren't getting a pension. Who cares? I DO. that's why I stay informed, get involved with our union and vote in every election. Try it some time, Jackass.

1/17/2012 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we go to the meeting today at noon and find out?

1/17/2012 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig Dunderdale for FOP president.

1/17/2012 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. O'Shea says FOP endorsed Fran Hurley for 35 Leg Dist State Rep.? How could you possibly come to this when a police Sgt.(Atty), or a CFD Lt. Who runs the pension board are options. This needs to addressed yesterday.

1/17/2012 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that we voted these people in to represent us. Next time think before you vote, every current or retired member should be backed. I think they are still reeling from backing chico and just want to back winners. Even if the winners will support madigan and the rest going after our pensions. Shit do you think if we supported Rham he would treat us any differently? It is a dirty shame that we are not backing our own so next election I will not back any member of this committee that voted to back the others.

1/17/2012 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the FOP not endorsing one of our own, because the competition is the pick of the corrupt politicos already in place! The FOP refuses to endorse a stand up copper! The bullshit never ends!

1/17/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't get anything in the mail yet asking me my opinion yet. Obama has to go! Definately 'not' Mitt Romney. That greedy SOB is a back stabbing tool looking out for himself and his pocket book. Watch the YouTube Video "When Mitt Romney Came To Town". That will shed a little light on who he is.

1/17/2012 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter who gets endorsed or elected. All of these political fucks sell us out once they get into office. From Washington down to the corrupt Chicago City Council. The entire political system in this country no longer represents the people who put them in power. Why even bother to vote.

1/17/2012 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get looking out for best interests but at the very least they should have chose to endorse both or none. I voted for Shields and his team.....this is a HUGE letdown.

1/17/2012 12:30:00 AM


You constantly complain that Joe Bird wasn't endorsed and keep calling him highly qualified to run for public office. Instead of bitching about his non-endorsement tell us why he is so qualified to hold public office.

List all his qualifications other than the fact that he's your buddy and a police officer.

Worked in IAD and went to law school. What else?

Bird is a Madigan tool. We don't need another Madigan stooge in Springfield.

And who gives a shit of FOP's endorsement. If Bird is so qualified enough people will recognize it and vote for him but, alas, he dropped out of the race before it even began.

1/17/2012 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Honey Badger said...

Westside, it's not about a person being he police, its about who is going to have OUR best interests in mind as our pension benefits are relentlessly attacked in the coming years. It's about a guy having more brains than an alderman's secretary, It's about not voting in the same Shit again and again. Yeah I think the PAC is making a poor choice. Maybe instead of doing nothing as your moniker brags you could look up a bill or two and see how many attempts are being made to take away what we have earned. Who do you think a 19th ward lackey is going to back....us or Rham?
Uninformed asshole?....I think not. I've read the bills that Cullerton has put on the table, I've called Tom Cross' office for the crap he tried to present. Let me guess, It's rimjob's like you that keep voting Madigan and others in again and again and wonder why our State is so fucked. More like West Side inside know Nothing.

1/17/2012 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Shields team is full of shit. I didn't vote for them and I don't trust them.

1/17/2012 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, West Side, Inside Do-Nothing, when did you start carrying water for the FOP? You're arguments parrot to the word the FOP PAC's argument for not supporting several of our own.

Let me tell you something. . . I don't give a shit how qualified the FOP thinks a candidate is for the position! If a Chicago Police Officer is running for office, they should get the endorsement from the union without question. The fact of the matter is that no elected official is "qualified" for the job unitl they actually get there and learn how to do it.

Moreover, the majority of our Chicago, Cook County and State of Illinois elected officials are completely unqualified for their offices based on their criminal histories and associations.

So stick your useless opinions about Bird and Stoppa up your ass! You know who the Fire PAC endorses? Let me tell you. . . Fireman! Without question. And guess what, they actually came out and helped one of their own, Alderman Sposato, get elected. Fire sticks together and gets it done, while FOP plays politics and backs those who clearly don't have our interests at heart. To bad our union don't do the same thing!

Sellout!

1/17/2012 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay to play no doubt. NOTHING in this Shitty is legit

1/17/2012 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats Sandy running for??????

1/17/2012 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now let's hear how everyone on the PAC voted for who they did because they 'sold out' for future promises, monetary gain, yada, yada, yada. You just gotta love the uninformed assholes with nary a clue that populate this job.

You, my friend are a mush. I would rather vote for Bird & Stoppa, two upstanding citizens, than more of the same. Lets all vote for the same type of political hacks from the machine that will continue to drive this City and State into the ground. That's intelligent.

1/17/2012 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1230am, Half of Hurleys family are police idiot. I don't care either way who you decide to vote for, but get the facts straight first. I don't know bird and maybe he's a great guy but I think we can all think of former CPD who dont seem to be good or us after elected. Burke, Acevedo, etc. Research before opening your dumb mouth

1/17/2012 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Already Pulled The Pin said...

Already Pulled The Pin said...
"...Right now it reads:
CURRENT DEATH NOTICES
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 (today's the 17th!) and all the deceased are already buried. ... See what I mean? That is NOT CURRENT ! ! !"

1/17/2012 07:29:00 AM


Thanks for updating the Death Notifications page, FOP but this is a case in point:

Retired Police Officer Robert Zeman passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012. At this time, all services are completed.

There are probably people who wanted to pay their respects to this officer, but didn't get the information from you. Please, PLEASE keep this updated daily. It can't be That difficult... Thanks again.

1/17/2012 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I didn't get anything in the mail yet asking me my opinion yet. Obama has to go! Definately 'not' Mitt Romney..."

1/17/2012 10:26:00 AM


Looks like you may be shit-out-of-luck come election day, pal.

Unless maybe you wanna write-in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio or something.

1/17/2012 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Stoppa?

1/17/2012 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Danny Gorman could come up with more excuses as to why the PAC didn't endorse Joe Bird. (Psss, Danny, it's ok to say his name!)

What a shame.

But the biggest farce is the fact a committee full of men, who have themselves never run for any political office (other than the FOP/FOP trustee positions, which - let's face it. they are a joke) will sit there and decide that ONE OF OUR OWN doesn't get the endorsement becaue THEY don't think he has a "good shot" at winning.

Fucking ridiculous.

1/17/2012 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bird withdrew from the race.

Some of you are demanding his qualifications (ONE OF US), but haven't asked a question about the other candidate. COWARDS - this is all FOP

I would stand up for one of us first! I would side with the Police Officer. If the other candidate has superior qualifications, then we need to do the right thing for our UNION, but I have heard shit about that candidate, so stop ripping one of us.

WHO IS THE OTHER CANDIDATE AND WHAT ARE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS?

1/17/2012 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bird worked midnights in 008 and on a tact team in 022 when he went to law school. Never worked inside during law school.

You are PATHETIC (Just like dude) when you make allegations against one of us.

1/17/2012 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definately 'not' Mitt Romney. That greedy SOB is a back stabbing tool looking out for himself and his pocket book. Watch the YouTube Video "When Mitt Romney Came To Town". That will shed a little light on who he is.

1/17/2012 10:26:00 AM

The people that gave interviews for that propaganda were paid to do it. Do a little research for yourself and stop believing every bit of nonsense put out. Ask yourself: "What is the motivation here?" Think for yourself.

1/17/2012 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Hey, West Side, Inside Do-Nothing, when did you start carrying water for the FOP? You're arguments parrot to the word the FOP PAC's argument for not supporting several of our own.

Let me tell you something. . . I don't give a shit how qualified the FOP thinks a candidate is for the position! If a Chicago Police Officer is running for office, they should get the endorsement from the union without question. The fact of the matter is that no elected official is "qualified" for the job unitl they actually get there and learn how to do it.
----------------------------------

Jesus, are you that retarded? Your parents should be scolded for allowing you to come out of the basement to play on their computer. Your fucking logic is so screwed up that I don't know where to begin? So, if the two clowns that got jammed up in 23 last year for a double team, were running for a position then the F.O.P. should have endorsed them? I'm glad that the board is actually looking at things instead of blindly following the crowd and backing any schmuck with a badge that has delusions of grandeur.

There have been cops on this job that I call my brothers and would follow into the gates of hell. At the same time unfortunately, I've come across some real piece of shit losers that became the police because they got the shit beat out of them in High School. Judging by your post, I'm betting that you are in the latter category.

1/17/2012 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone from fop just compare our members to Hitler? I must have read it wrong, I'm going to read it again........ Ok, I read it again, apperantly our members running for office are deemed Hitler because they are liked?? Im confused......Bueller...

1/17/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP leave this alone:

FOP backed Fran Hurley. She has an undergraduate degree from St. Xavier and has been a secretary/aide for the past 16 years for the 19th Ward. The S & S guys can't stand her as well.

PLEASE leave it alone. Joe is out of the race.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois from Chicago, both prior to coming on the job. Joe started law school before the job. He was a city planner. He has 15 years on the job.

Anyway, he is out of the race. But, you guys are questioning the credentials of one of us, before you even heard anything about the other candidate.

1/17/2012 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bird dropped out genius

1/17/2012 07:26:00 AM

He dropped out AFTER he didn't get the endorsement. "genius"!

1/17/2012 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seldom agree with west side do nothing, but their right on the money with this one. Nobody researches anything anymore these days. Very few people in roll call know who their Aldercreature's are let alone state reps etc. and the ignorance doesn't stop there. alot of guys I work with don't know the first things about rules and regs of the job, don't know how to go about getting a home loan, don't know about how def comp works. People seem to have gotten much dumber over the last couple decades. If you don't know basics about getting thru every day life you dont deserve to be slapped on the back and shoved into political office blind just because you are a coworker with a badge. I agree that just cuz one is on the job don't mean you are automatically golden. I've been at this rodeo for 26 years and the caliber of police on this job over the last decade + is horse shit. If they shit at being the police, they are probably gonna be shit at protecting my pension. If you dont like how Fop does their business then get involved or quit bumping your gums. 99.9% commenting here have NO CLUE how and why things happen the way they do and the thought that goes into picking who to endorse. This ain't picking your fantasy football players, ladies. Get over yourselfs and get behind your union. If you got ?s as to how/why they did or didn't endorse "your guy" call and ask them why.
- 3 to go

1/17/2012 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

How many current "ex" PO's are actually worth re-electing to their current positions?

I know Burke and Cochran ain't worth their paystubs.

1/17/2012 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

I'm still laughing at all the idiots who keep saying they voted for change and Team Shields and feel so let down and are so surprised. You guys just didn't learn with Obama did you?

1/17/2012 05:40:00 AM

They are probably the same people that kept voting for Daley because they knew the Opponents wouldn't win

1/17/2012 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

Unless maybe you wanna write-in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio or something.

1/17/2012 03:22:00 PM


This should be a good year for Mickey Mouse or Goofy.......




















Oh wait.....don't vote for Goofy....we'll be stuck with 9.5 for another term.

1/17/2012 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Us younger guys on the job may be "Hair Gels", but at least we're not (as a whole) a pretentious bunch of handjobs like many others I encounter and that you so aptly illustrate via your post
1/17/2012 08:36:00 AM

You my friend read "twenty and outs" post and with all your college education couldn't comprehend his post. He was saying that it's a shame that the PAC admitted to Joe Bird that he was the more qualified candidate but the FOP couldn't afford to ruffle the feathers of the 19th ward. The FOP sold us out to the machine. It wasn't about endorsing someone just because they are the police.So next time stfu and start listening to the guys who have been around for awhile, you might actually learn something. At the least your parents should have taught you to respect your elders.

1/17/2012 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I was told the candidate that Joe Bird was to run against was only a secretary at the 019th Ward office.
And she even secured her child a free legislative scholarship to U of I for free."
1/17/2012 08:14:00 AM

If the story about the scholarship is true, it's a real problem for me as a tuition payer.

BTW, I'm no fan of a PO (or sgt) who hasn't had a bad job in his career.

1/17/2012 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig Dunderdale for FOP president.

1/17/2012 08:59:00 AM

I second the vote!
I would also like to nominate Greg Insley for VP.

1/17/2012 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this is ploy with Rahm and O'Shea hoping to create some discourse amongst the Lodges rank and file.Don't put anything past these politicians while they're shaking your hand and patting your back.They'll fuck you in a minute for Their own political gain.

1/17/2012 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Shields and team, you should be ashamed of yourselves for all the false promises you have failed to delivery on.

How can you stand and look at yourselves in the mirror knowing that your silence to all these changes that are occurring have gone unchallanged by your administration.

Team Shields was voted in to represent and voice our concerns. This has not happened and yet you cash your checks knowing you have not earned them.

God have mercy on your souls for you have soldout to the devil at 121 N LaSalle

1/17/2012 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Martin a Lt. on Fire Department, sits on the fire pension board is still in the race against the 19th Ward. He has two brothers on the job.

1/17/2012 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this Joe Bird? Is he related to Larry?

1/17/2012 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said when he was running... Shields has never done ANYTHING unless it was in front of a television camera... He STILL hasn't! If you can't figure it out yet, his only reason is to utilize the FOP as a stepping stone for his own political aspirations! Do you really think he's going to piss off the 19th Ward for anyone other than himself???

And I don't even like Joe Bird, always thought him to be useless personally, but this never should have happened!

1/17/2012 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 8:16 pm, exactly how long has the new regime been in place???? 9 months is it??? I ain't ready to give up on the new FOP quite yet. Shields had been more vocal since he got in than the last crew did in 6+years. This is on top of having to learn the ropes of a new gig. Given the totality of events, I say these guys are doing a damned fine job while cutting their teeth. Time will tell I guess, but I got a good feeling about this group.

1/17/2012 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bird dropped out genius

1/17/2012 07:26:00 AM

He dropped out AFTER he didn't get the endorsement. "genius"!

If he dropped out just because he didn't get the endorsement then he had no chance to win at all and the Pac made the right decision. Rule number 1 is you can't back someone who can't win. You may not like it. I know a few of those guys on the committee and if Bird had a chance he would have been given the endorsement.

1/17/2012 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, West Side, Inside Do-Nothing, when did you start carrying water for the FOP? You're arguments parrot to the word the FOP PAC's argument for not supporting several of our own.

Let me tell you something. . . I don't give a shit how qualified the FOP thinks a candidate is for the position! If a Chicago Police Officer is running for office, they should get the endorsement from the union without question. The fact of the matter is that no elected official is "qualified" for the job unitl they actually get there and learn how to do it.

Moreover, the majority of our Chicago, Cook County and State of Illinois elected officials are completely unqualified for their offices based on their criminal histories and associations.

So stick your useless opinions about Bird and Stoppa up your ass! You know who the Fire PAC endorses? Let me tell you. . . Fireman! Without question. And guess what, they actually came out and helped one of their own, Alderman Sposato, get elected. Fire sticks together and gets it done, while FOP plays politics and backs those who clearly don't have our interests at heart. To bad our union don't do the same thing!

Sellout!

1/17/2012 01:04:00 PM

Sounds like you are a little jealous that a certain fireman won his election for Alderman while you didn't win yours. :(

1/17/2012 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is everyone so brain dead, they need someone to tell them who to vote for?

Grow a pair of balls and vote for who YOU should vote for. Do your homework and make YOUR own choice, on who should be elected!

1/17/2012 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
I saw the list.

I can say with 100% certainty that Sandy "Deer In The Headlights" Stoppa and Joe "My Minions Think I Should Be Endorsed Just Because I'm On The Job And I'm A Lawyer" Bird AIN'T on it.

Now let's have all of the crybaby cheerleaders come on here for Round 2 and blast the PAC for not endorsing 'their' people 'just because'. Just because they're on the job. Just because their one brother is a veteran and the other a Lieutenant. Just because he put himself through law school while working CPD and raising a family. Just because they're nice people.

Guess what? Believe it or not, most people think I'm a nice person. But I sure as hell hope they'd tell me to go scratch my ass if I asked them to endorse me for something I knew nothing about. And I wouldn't pursue any kind of endeavor simply based on emotion without thoroughly researching and learning the most about the subject that I possibly could.

I hear Hitler was a cool guy to hang out and have beers with. They say Gacy was a laugh riot with impeccable delivery and timing when it came to telling jokes. And I know Michael Jackson was an icon in the music industry. What none of these guys were, however, was someone I'd endorse to babysit my kids.

Now let's hear how everyone on the PAC voted for who they did because they 'sold out' for future promises, monetary gain, yada, yada, yada. You just gotta love the uninformed assholes with nary a clue that populate this job.

1/17/2012 01:12:00 AM

You saw the list? You are on the committee. Nice to see the FOP still gave you a spot despite losing in the election. You and Mike must go way back from 011, isn't Mike a hair gel though? I thought you were too cool for hair gels. That must only be when they have nothing to offer you.

1/17/2012 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U best check yourself 816PM. Our Prez just brought attention to the shit storm were facing come g8 & NATO. LEAD STORY ON CHANNEL 5 NEWS AT 10PM. Let's see how the department and the clueless asshole bosses try to spin the truth that the Sheeple are going to finally see thanks to a union leader with balls that's not afraid to tell it like it is. KEEP UP THE PRESSURE SHIELDS TEAM!

1/17/2012 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romney or Obama???..make ur vote, count.

1/17/2012 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
1230am, Half of Hurleys family are police idiot. I don't care either way who you decide to vote for, but get the facts straight first. I don't know bird and maybe he's a great guy but I think we can all think of former CPD who dont seem to be good or us after elected.
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1. Isn’t Lt Oakes married to a Hurley. Aren’t the Hurley’s related to the Sheehan’s?

2. Did a Sgt that asked for an endorsement just join FOP the day before he asked for their support? Did he only have 1k to spend on the election?

3. Elect ability the first concern? We back one of our own who have NO chance of winning than what does the winner owe us? Nothing!

4. Take your head out of your ass and try to use common sense.

1/18/2012 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid, that's a showing of how we don't stick together. No surprise , weak.

1/18/2012 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FOP and PBPA need to get the national organizations involved NOW.


Good idea except Mike Shields backed the guy who ran our current national president and lost. Way to go Mike!

1/18/2012 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields is really comfortable in his position.

Also at home in his footy pajamas.

1/18/2012 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hurleys that are the police (works in 022) are not related to the secretary (candidate).

1/18/2012 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this main Post was horse-shit. It showed how classless FOP (and others) has become. FOP had no reason to chime in and defend their position – Bird is out of the race.

When people wrote about Bird (one of us) and how great he was and had superior qualifications, so f-ing what -- they were praising a copper you a-holes. He's not in the race. But, FOP had chime in against one of us (a copper).

We blame the department (Weis, McCarthy) for changing this job, when in fact, we are the reasons this job changed.

1/18/2012 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1126am, NO ONE saw the list because it's not made available to anyone, even the PAC until all the people endorsed are notified. Plus, the PAC only makes RECOMMENDATIONS, the FOP board members make the ultimate decision, You fucking dummy. You're another easily fooled chump obviously ( I think we call folks like you HairGels, right???). Keep spouting off about shit you know nothing about, it makes for good reading on this blog. I'm guessing your a friend of someone who WASNT supposedly endorsed??? Go ba back to Mommys basement son. And stay out of grown folks conversations. Go start some gossip elsewhere. And when you're ready to try and be a man, take your beefs with Mike and others that you try to blast here to them personally tough guy. It may actually build a little character in your pathetic self in time to have bags of shit thrown at you at the G8.

1/18/2012 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Candidate Hurley is not related to the Hurley's that work in 022. And, if FOP bases their endorsement on the number of family on the job, Tony Martin, another candidate, a fireman, has two brothers on the job (both work in 008). So, apparently, FOP will switch their endorsement to Tony Martin. 19th Ward will be pissed at you Mark.

Tony Martin sits on the fireman pension board.

1/18/2012 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's a secretary, thats who the FOP is supporting. The 19th ward couldn't find a better candidate to run/support? Shame on the 19th ward and shame on our union.

1/18/2012 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1126am, NO ONE saw the list because it's not made available to anyone, even the PAC until all the people endorsed are notified. Plus, the PAC only makes RECOMMENDATIONS, the FOP board members make the ultimate decision, You fucking dummy. You're another easily fooled chump obviously ( I think we call folks like you HairGels, right???). Keep spouting off about shit you know nothing about, it makes for good reading on this blog. I'm guessing your a friend of someone who WASNT supposedly endorsed??? Go ba back to Mommys basement son. And stay out of grown folks conversations. Go start some gossip elsewhere. And when you're ready to try and be a man, take your beefs with Mike and others that you try to blast here to them personally tough guy. It may actually build a little character in your pathetic self in time to have bags of shit thrown at you at the G8.

1/18/2012 07:33:00 AM

Hey dumbfuck. He says he saw the list. He is on the fucking committee you blithering fucking idiot. What do you think a fucking PAC committee does you dumb fuck? God damn you're fucking dense. Don't know any of these people either and I only know one persons "E-Persona." Here is a clue fuckhead. It's not gossip if the person says they saw something and has previously identified who they are. Im not blasting Mike you illiterate fool, in fact Im not blasting anybody. If you could read you would understand the point. And no, I don't give a fuck how you misspell hair gell. Go ahead and have a grabber over the blog because you can't read and understand English you fucking retard. Do everyone a favor, and dont wash off the words "dumb fuck" written backwards on your forehead so stranger will ever think you know what the fuck you are talking about.

1/18/2012 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Dunderdale really running? Good dude

1/18/2012 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly 712am. Exactly.

1/18/2012 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a po in the 16. I found out our union has endorsed Lorna Propes for judge and can't figure out how someone who brags about having sued copsfor police brutality can receive our endorsement over a guy like Maloney whose been a prosecutor for over 23 years. Who got bought out on this one?

1/17/2012 05:59:00 AM

I agree...FYI Andre Grant is one of her co-committee chairs and SUES the POLICE IN FEDERAL COURT..OK PEOPLE wake UP...hey what was promised..more Chicago BS politics we are all screwed

1/22/2012 12:09:00 PM  

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