Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aldermen Say "Shut Up!"

  • Some of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery.

    “No demonstration of approval or disapproval from members of the public shall be permitted within the City Council Chambers, including, but not limited to cheering, yelling, clapping, foot stomping, whistling, booing, or jeering, and if such demonstrations are conducted, the gallery or public seating area may be cleared,” states the proposed ordinance, which goes to the Rules Committee for a hearing.

    The changes also would prohibit “signs, placards, banners or posters” within the chambers, unless pre-approved by Mayor Rahm Emanuel or the alderman leading the meeting. The sponsors are Alds. Edward Burke, 14th, Richard Mell, 33rd, Carrie Austin, 34th, and Ray Suarez, 31st.
There's billions of dollars being misspent around here. You can't expect the aldercreatures to work under these conditions, can you?

Chicago is about to lose the lawsuit regarding taping of police involved in public interactions, a pretty clear cut First Amendment case. So now they're trying to pass another First Amendment restriction? To go along with the already illegal Second Amendment missteps? Someone want to give a Civics lesson to the Council?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone want to give a Civics lesson to the Council?

i keep trying, but they're really slow learners.


2/16/2012 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stalin's got nothing on this socialist piece of shit mayor.

2/16/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just want the peasants to pay and shut up about it. That is all.

Why did the people in the city vote these lifelong bozos back in?

2/16/2012 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Screw these Alderfools! Set up the cameras in the council chambers and the committee meeting rooms and RECORD every damn thing these thieves have to say!

Might as well keep sending these jerks to prison.

2/16/2012 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not one step further Der Racoon Eyes and Alderfools. Open a detention camp out on the former South side steel plant. Anyone caught protesting in or near city hall will be arrested by the Gestapo...I mean police... and detained until they are "reeducated". For those who won't behave they will be thrown into the pizza ovens at the nearest PaPa Johns!

2/16/2012 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nowhere else in this country do simple elected officials think they are more above the law than right here in Chicago/Cook County, Illinois.

Lock all these corrupt pond scum asswipes up with that Carothers jerkoff!

2/16/2012 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look !
The aldermen are corrupt yes men for the mayor and there is really nothing you can do about it.
If you are unhappy with this situation move out of chicago or shut up.
Carrying on like a collicky infant at meetings does nothing.

2/16/2012 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're the most corrupt city in the country .... how dare the citizenry think they have the right to attend council functions and voice their opinions/objections?

2/16/2012 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aldercrooks like Burke and Mell, know little about their constituents and less about the law...

2/16/2012 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice that the aldercreatures behind this have a less than stellar history in following the rules?

2/16/2012 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. How dare the constituents they represent voice their opinions???? I mean, they are the sainted aldermen, who are immune to scrutiny!!!!!!

2/16/2012 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing they have the balls to throw something out there after the article about Chicago being the most corrupt city!!!! Take THAT you peasants!!!!

2/16/2012 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chambers are all wired to go live with TV cameras (agree with Hey, I'm Just Sayin)--let them rip! Who needs to take the CTA downtown anymore to watch those idiots in person while they are licking Rahm's azz--just watch it on CLTV!

Recall Rahm! We need a new Mayor!

2/16/2012 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what, they cant take criticism?

2/16/2012 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the constitution is invalid in Chicago?! This is easy to fix, if you don't want the people to point out the simple fact that city government is a bunch of self serving, thievs and pimps! QUIT!! Don't get mad because some of us speak up! I can wait for someone to hit the city for millions behind some dumbass trying to silence them

2/16/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm, prohibiting signs, banners, boos and shouting at a City Council meeting is probably a totally reasonable "time, place and manner" restriction, well withing the safe zone of the First Amendment.

We may not love our aldercreaters or the Ballerino, but this one should be kosher.

2/16/2012 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I object....

Holding out glass half empty ....please fill my cup with koolaid

Thank you sir, may I have another!

2/16/2012 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sneaky Racoon had better hope the Gangstas don't get restless during the G8. This town could burn down if all the frustration comes out in May. People have their backs up against the wall. No jobs, no hope of a job, loss of housing, and being taxed to death by the thieves in city hall. All it takes is a little spark....

2/16/2012 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Anoun Amouse said...

First amendment, I bet even one of those scummy traffic court attorneys could win the case this will spawn. The aldermen are the men and women that rode the little bus to school and stood in the back licking the windows. LOL Chicago politics.

2/16/2012 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is difficult to have a meeting of any kind without at least some kind of order being kept.

I don't see how as written it could ever stand up to any kind of constitutional challenge.

It might be a first pass just to see what they can get away with.

2/16/2012 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Aldertheive are the ones that need to STFU

2/16/2012 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am old enough to remember "Council Wars", when Blago's father in law and political mentor Ald. Dickhead Mel, stood on his city council desk and began shouting and booing at the appointment of another black Mayor. The arrogance of these men to act as if they care about order in the City Council Chambers is beyond belief. We have become a dictatorship, and deserve it because we keep electing these parisites! And never forget; the German People elected Hitler to be Chancellor!

2/16/2012 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to

the picture of the alderman says
it better than any words

2/16/2012 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous AND IN OTHER NEWS... said...

Sears Lays Off 100 at Illinois Headquarters

Cuts don't violate $150 million tax credit approved by Illinois, rep says

Brathwaite said the job cuts do not violate the terms of a $150 million tax credit for Sears approved by the Illinois legislature in December after the company threatened to move its headquarters out of Illinois.


2/16/2012 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they wonder why Chicago was named the Most Corrupt City in the WORLD!

2/16/2012 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having lived in the land of Mell-ancholia, im still waiting for the day this bloodsucker has his day in front of satan. Back in the day if you didnt troll for this POS, 8 hrs a day, with ones children in tow, during election time, nothing in the neighborhood got done. Had relatives fall through holes in the sidewalks, gangs proliferated on every corner of the ward, touting mell, as the man of the people, open drug sales, then to add insult to injury, the local gang leader would be given the precinct captain position and his minions would get all the "ward" alooted " city jobs. He, along with burke, suárez, berrios, muñoz, have overstayed there welcome. Its a pity the criminal element, whether it be the politicians or the honor students that hang on the corner, have jaded the good citizen. Voter registration down, voter apathy, and a thieving democratic machine, headed by rahm emmanuel and Daley clan will again make this city more like shang hai, ho chi minh city or moscow. My grandfather ( wwII, korea), uncles (vietnam, 2 tours) are rolling in their graves, knowing how hard they fought for democracy and against the spread of communism, only to have chicago the first communist city of the USA.

2/16/2012 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look !
The aldermen are corrupt yes men for the mayor and there is really nothing you can do about it.
If you are unhappy with this situation move out of chicago or shut up.
Carrying on like a collicky infant at meetings does nothing.

2/16/2012 02:20:00 AM

Thanks for the comment alderman burke! Now STFU! You should have gone to prison with vrdolyak.

2/16/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the ACLU when they should be saying something?

2/16/2012 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can talk to them selves because everyone is leaving chicago.

2/16/2012 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it not wonderfully odd that just the day before a alderthief was all over the news about getting an ordinance passsed to forbid the CPD and/or the City from turning off cell towers to limit, diminish, or eliminate the ability of G8 Protestors to social network at a time when the city, its citizens, and the first responders, will be greatly at risk of injury and death yet the same alderthieves wish to stifle and censor free speech from the gallery of the city council.

2/16/2012 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But yet that gang banging alderman munoz,with the family who should be in federal prison for making all the fake id's for illegals,and stealing working CITIZENS Social security numbers. Oh munoz wants total havoc and not to block or jam cell phones and social media bullshit sites! Hey munoz will you be in the from lines with ma bell at your side to help with the phone disruption problems or more than likely you will be with ma Barker and her crew. With morons like this we don't need any alderman at all! Whenever Patrick Fitzgerald calls I would be glad to help load up the buses and march the 50 cowards over to 219 Dearborn the sooner the better. On the way we could scoop up the daley klan,and of course toni perwinke,and more!

2/16/2012 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with all the comments. I think the issue we need to be talking about is who can we support as an successor to Mayor Rahm and the alderman. Also, what about term limits. NYC has a two year term limits for their mayor.

Look, I think Chicago is the best city in the world! I was born and raised here and there is no other place I would rather be. However, I think that Chicago has more problems than most other cities. Some of the problems are not the fault of the current administration but the culture of the city. Gangs and violence. Sham corporations billing the city. Alderman on the take. Privatizing government department for profit. Basically just the lost of American freedoms. These issues have plagued the city for sometime now, and we all talk about it (I know I do in my daily interaction with others) but do nothing.

I think the conversation should turn to what can we do to turn the tide.

By the way, I just found this website and I appreciate you perspective.



2/17/2012 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOOOO! .. is too mild a word for what I would yell at a City Council meeting.

"YOU ARE ALL UNDER ARREST!", is more what I have in mind.

Make these criminals feel the heat in their offices, make them look over shoulders, make them think their phones are tapped and their staff people are informants.

Tell the truth to the people.

Make them FEAR US!

2/17/2012 04:13:00 PM  

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