Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hurdles Cleared for SSI Parade

Game on?
  • The infighting that might have killed efforts to re-start the South Side Irish Parade appears to be over, after parade organizers Friday hammered out a safety plan acceptable to both sides.

    “Everything was positive,” said James “Skinny” Sheahan, the man leading the pro-parade push. “It was a great meeting. We’re all set to go.”

    Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th), who refused to support the parade until he was sure it wouldn’t be overrun with drunken ruffians, agreed.

Politics as usual by the usual suspects. 11 March is the tentative parade date.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Aldercreature O'Shea, there will be drunken ruffians! Anyone who thinks different is daft.

2/18/2012 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSI Parade: I first thought- "Social Security Insurance" parade WTF?!?

Been working in 011 too long!

2/18/2012 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has NOTHING tp do with being Irish and everywhere to do with getting Obama and all the DemocRats back in office. Just a high platform for all these crooks to have the ignorant masses worship as the March By.

2/18/2012 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for rain... And I'm Irish. Cancel all parades. Save money.

2/18/2012 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, 019 "closing", around the same time as 021, around Mar 4th. Going to building at Addison/Halsted, which will be new "019 Town Hall". Already been told no lockers, not enough parking spaces in their parking structure, no one from 019 is to go to 023 and try to find out what's going on with cars, start times, etc...,and told that people will not be guaranteed that you will even work with your current partner(s). Bad enough that they are closing districts and screwing people over that way, but to find out that you can't even work with your partner really boosts the old morale. Rahm, I hope you die.

2/18/2012 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another drunken catastrophe. Should have never been approved!

2/18/2012 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked a ss irish parade one year. It was worse than the PR fest and bud billiken parade. Just proved to me that asshole are asshole no matter where they're from.

2/18/2012 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought SSI parade walked out of the jail every day.

2/18/2012 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CBS
is reporting that rahm wants to close 11 firehouses,gee I wonder if any of those would be in englewood,roseland or the westside!

2/18/2012 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Cpt. Spanky said...

OT- 17FEB12 around 2345 hours...pursuit on 290, a white UHAUL truck wanted for aggravated assault of a parked police car? Helicopter 2, ISP, Elmhurst, Riverside, Addison, and Ithasca all get involved...did the UHAUL place the Crown Vic in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery? maybe ISPERN dispatcher didn't get it right? was the squad car occupied? if so, then game on...aggravated assault of a peace officer...if not its just a hit/run...wtf? ...be smart about what you chase

2/18/2012 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah. Everyone of you Hippocrates who live in the neighborhood of this parade was doing the same shit when you were younger. Drinking and so on, you sit here and complain but when you moved into or stayed in the neighborhood you knew full in advance what you were getting into. I know I know your older now, but aren't you the same residents who go out drinking on western Ave and get drunk and drive home. So quit your Fucking whinning already.

2/18/2012 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSI Parade: I first thought- "Social Security Insurance" parade WTF?!?

Been working in 011 too long!

2/18/2012 12:14:00 AM

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Yeah, I thought that it was a euphemism for the bud killagain parade meself.....too long in the dirty south end.

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Thought SSI parade walked out of the jail every day.

2/18/2012 02:46:00 AM

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Too funny, thanks brother, needed that laugh!

2/18/2012 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another fine example of tax and fee those you know will pay. How come the gay pride parade or bud billiken does not have to pay for city services, or hire private security, have a security plan, all the hurdles SSI parade was made to jump through. All the naysayers and O'Shea did was play into the city's hands and line the pockets and coffers more from those they know will pay. But if you are black you can have a parade that lasts all weekend and ends in violence at washington park or if you are gay have a parade that lasts all day and is 10 times worse than SSI parade for stupidity and not pay a dime or have a problem.

2/18/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey
Lets all get a big tatoo of a celtic cross on the front of our calf, then wear shorts when it's cold outside!

That would be so cool.
We would look so irish in a cool sort of way, and girls will want to have sex with us.

2/18/2012 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a mistake. It's all about the self interest of the committee. Making business connections, prancing politicians, and putting money into the pockets of liquor establishments.

There are many people in this neighborhood who don't want this thing to happen. Despite their bullshit "we held public meetings" stance they never publicized any meetings nor asked for input from the community. Any opposition is ignored or glossed over. It's all about a bunch of 4th generation pretend Irish wanting to walk around in their green sport coats and act important. There are people inside of that committee who think that the "plan" sucks, but they are so afraid of Skinny Sheahan and his connections that they won't stand up.

Why don't they just stay in the bar at Beverly Woods and tell everyone who comes in how important they used to be.

Keep your fingers crossed boys, but remember this: if anyone gets hurt, or it turns into the cluster fuck that it will become the fault will lie with you and your group of self centered, limited interest faux big shots.

2/18/2012 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a good thing. The Irish are hiring private security, now it can be brought up, why dont all parades do this. Think of the bud biliken parade and all the others

2/18/2012 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has NOTHING tp do with being Irish and everywhere to do with getting Obama and all the DemocRats back in office. Just a high platform for all these crooks to have the ignorant masses worship as the March By.

2/18/2012 12:25:00 AM


Hey dumfuck, so I can not celebrate my heritage? While it's perfectly ok for others to do so and the city won't even make them go through these hurdles? So why are not all the different racial groups in Chicago paying for their own parades?

2/18/2012 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked a ss irish parade one year. It was worse than the PR fest and bud billiken parade. Just proved to me that asshole are asshole no matter where they're from.

2/18/2012 01:21:00 AM


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? The South Side Irish parade does get crazy with drunks and fighting. But how many people took out their guns and shot each other? Or shot their gun up in the air? How many people fought with the police? How many got stabbed?

Get your facts straight. The Bud Biliken parade is really, really fucked up. Followed by the Peurto Rican fest in Humboldt Park that is a magnet for all types of gang bangers. The South Side Irish parade isn't even in the same league as those two.

2/18/2012 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny G8 / Nato top 10 list:

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/garrymeier/inthelineofmeier/

2/18/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First topic: SSI parade and media comments: I hated working this thing in the mid 90's to be sure, but I wish the media would take a look at the inappropriate, and in many instances illegal behavior at PRfest, Pride, Bud Biliken, Cinco de mayo festivals, too. People in this city do not know how to act when they celebrate.

Second topic: Emmanuel is a complete ass when it comes to cutting public safety. If he wants to save the taxpayers money, CUT THE NUMBER OF ALDERMEN TO 21 AND ELIMINATE THEIR DISCRETIONARY SLUSH FUND!!

Why won't the media take up that charge? Why doesn't the media beat the drum over reducing the number of aldermanic seats? Rahm, isn't 21 aldermen easier to control?

Politicians and the media lie to the citizens and people are getting pissed off. when the powder keg of discontent finally explodes, they will feel the brunt first.

2/18/2012 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm staying in my neck of the woods on the City's northwest side for the St. Pat's celebration:

NWSI PARADE MARCH 11, 2012
Assembly 10:30 am
Kick - Off 12:00 pm
William J. Onahan School
6634 W. Raven St.
Chicago, IL 60631

The parade is smaller, bars are open, and the crowd isn't as unruly.

2/18/2012 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

word from those organizing this year is that they holding off on the permit until the very last minute so less bars from the northside and suburbs show up. logic being that they wont have enough time to arrange buses.

2/18/2012 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the car chase guy: you obviously weren't there. It was Agg Batt to P.O. and the chase was still terminated. Cuz those are the kinds of bosses we have. Get well soon officer

2/18/2012 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Translation. O'Shea got a bigger cut of the cash. CPD gets stuck with the drunken irish assholes

2/18/2012 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need to fear, good citizens of Chicago! Tactical Barbie Karen Bartuch now rides the trains providing tactical overwatch! Her image graces new advertisements extolling the virtues of a city college education! That's right! She's on their new advertisements on the trains! We are saved! We are saved! Go to a city college! Be a Tactical Barbie in your own right!

2/18/2012 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Irish Citizen said...

This parade does not celebrate Irish heritage. It celebrates drunken foolery by all who attend, most of whom are not Irish. The re-organizers are doing it for the money. The bars and taverns lost gobs of money when they stopped the parade. This parade is nothing more than a money tree for the bars on Western Avenue.

Skinny Sheahan running the new parade committee? the same Skinny Sheahan who used to be Mayor RM Daley's head of the City's Office of Special Events. He's politically connected to Daley gang and all those who stand to profit on the backs of "Irish heritage."

2/18/2012 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it were just South Side Irish at the parade there wouldn't be much of a problem. All these "other" asshole coming in for the day who make the problems. Hard to control people when they are drinking. Underage drinking should not be tolerated.

2/18/2012 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that parade has been a shit show for the past 15 years... stopped going there in the late 90's.... however it is nothing in comparison to puerto rican fest, gay pride, bud billikan...etc. Also you have to appreciate the double standard the southside parade now has... they want people locked up for drinking, etc. But in all the other fucked up fests, you are suppose to look the other way while everyone is drinking and gettting blunted.

2/18/2012 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely do not care if this parade lives or dies. What does bother me is the media attention this has received by documenting poor behavior of some past participants--most of whom were shown to be suburban, and decidedly non-Irish. Why isn't the same "investigative reporting" conducted for the Bud Billiken parade or the Puerto Rican parade-week. Those events are atrocious wastes of tax money. Racism lives and it's directed at whites.

2/18/2012 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CBS
is reporting that rahm wants to close 11 firehouses,gee I wonder if any of those would be in englewood,roseland or the westside!

2/18/2012 03:09:00 AM

Surely you gets. You know damn well it will be in the "quieter" tax paying neighborhoods . Just like he's depriving those same neighborhoods of adequate police protection.

2/18/2012 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see. A Uhaul that doesn't go over 75 mph, bald tires and a female driver and the CPD and suburban cops lose her. Check and see Danica Patrick's alibi on the evening on 17FEB. I wonder how much dope we missed out on, or worse, illegal aliens or explosives. Tell me some spineless supervisor terminated the chase once she collided with a squad car??? Pathetic.

2/18/2012 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous 1800X said...

...be smart about what you chase

2/18/2012 03:25:00 AM

TRU dat.

2/18/2012 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares,I have to wash my car that day anyway.

2/18/2012 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Matt was a drunkin' ruffian.

2/18/2012 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first off, i am irish, i say shanty, mom insists that we are lace curtain.....i worked about 7 or 8 so. side irish parades...worst detail of my 30 yrs....hands down!!!...pretty girls, drunken boyfriends, and every one of them are related to some bigshot and will "have your job" if you say something to them. have fun hairgels, go ahead and flirt with the redheads. the old guys know it aint worth it.....

2/18/2012 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My first experience working the SSI parade involved me and my team having WAY too many beers. HAH!

I/F KMA

2/18/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFD will be closing firehouses in englewoods , roseland and west side that is where all the empty lots are , those area require more ambulance service

2/18/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Who the fuck is this? You meant the cia and government spies cannot shut down shit like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rH173L6flU&feature=related

Hey ricky munoz this is the kind of shit you want right kid?

2/18/2012 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the South Side drunks will be elated. personally..I think the whole St Pats day parade should be cancelled, no matter where they have it at. It just promotes public drunkenness

2/18/2012 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is funny. Everybody causing such a big stink about the South Side parade. I think its a great time and a great crowd. Yeah you have your couple dozen people that get stupid because of the alcohol consumption and yeah you have your dozens that piss in the alleys because all the public bathrooms have lines hundreds of feet long and yeah you have just a few that pick fights flexing there beer muscles but with all that said, the Bud Biliken Parade is easily 10x times worse but all youll ever hear or see about the Bud Biliken Parade on tv is "oh such a great time" or "oh what a great turn out" and then a quick clip of the parade going down King Drive. If people only knew the truth or if only the news reported the truth.

2/18/2012 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a bunch of slobs

2/18/2012 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outside of the General Area, nobody really fuckin cares.

2/18/2012 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

SO let me guess.

Private Security is going to be used to 'guarantee" nothing goes wrong.


Let the SSI backers underwrite the insurance rider that is required by the city to host such an event.

Bill the Organizers for Traffic Aides and CPD/CFD/EMS standby support (do not allow private EMS companies to be used).


And if the Same old happens....Fine the Organizers and Strip the Security Firm of its ability to operate in Chicago.

2/18/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side, its good practice for G8...

2/18/2012 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cpt. Spanky said...
OT- 17FEB12 around 2345 hours...pursuit on 290, a white UHAUL truck wanted for aggravated assault of a parked police car? Helicopter 2, ISP, Elmhurst, Riverside, Addison, and Ithasca all get involved...did the UHAUL place the Crown Vic in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery? maybe ISPERN dispatcher didn't get it right? was the squad car occupied? if so, then game on...aggravated assault of a peace officer...if not its just a hit/run...wtf? ...be smart about what you chase

2/18/2012 03:25:00 AM"

The offender drove on the shoulder of the expressway at well over 100mph no regard for his own or anyone else’s safety. They said he was nuts, but in this day of fanatical terrorism maybe he had something in the truck that was more valuable than his own life. Use caution if found.

The plates on it were from Arizona, AD?????? and was hot from 4100 W. Fullerton. The truck was believe to have returned later to the area of Western Ave. and the Expressway.

2/18/2012 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has NOTHING tp do with being Irish and everywhere to do with getting Obama and all the DemocRats back in office. Just a high platform for all these crooks to have the ignorant masses worship as the March By.

2/18/2012 12:25:00 AM
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Yes, I'm sure all prior south side Irish parades were about Obama, too. Good God, get yourself some psychiatric help.

2/18/2012 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comments posted on the Story in the Sun-Times:

"...a plan that includes police enforcing a zero-tolerance policy toward booze along the parade route. ..."

They will even hire private security for this parade.

Geee, now why not invoke that very same policy for the BUD BILLIKEN PARADE and The CINCO de MAYO PARADE?


Reply:

The cops can issue these parade goers who Drink on the Public Way and EXPENSIVE A.N.O.V. ticket. At the B.B. or C.deM. parades they are ignored as it would take two officers two hours off the street to process an arrest and no fine.

More of it's all about the money.

2/18/2012 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has NOTHING tp do with being Irish and everywhere to do with getting Obama and all the DemocRats back in office. Just a high platform for all these crooks to have the ignorant masses worship as the March By.

2/18/2012 12:25:00 AM

This has nothing to do with being Irish or Obama and everything to do with $$$$$$$.

2/18/2012 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought SSI parade walked out of the jail every day.

2/18/2012 02:46:00 AM
........................please dude don't drink and post

2/18/2012 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skinny is a Political Monster.

2/18/2012 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tact teams won't be there because Gmac said they won't be doing details anymore. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! Can guarantee they will. Even though he said that lie the details continue. Tact just had the Obama detail.

2/18/2012 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

2/18/2012 08:14:00 AM

Yeah...I'd rather get hit in the Head with a bottle than shot with a 9mm any day at SSI.

Saying the SSI is about heritage is like saying The PR Fest is about racial Harmony.

2/18/2012 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All parades fall under 1st Amendment, and shouldn't have to pay for anything other than the cost of the permit. But to charge one group and not others? That's horrible. This is going to get interesting.

2/18/2012 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any off duty copper who works this or any PUBLIC event should be considered a scab. Any post manned by a civilian or off duty officer at a PUBLIC is a post that should be staffed with a member of the local police department. It's no different than a non union electrician working a job because there are no union guys available. Scabs, plain and simple.

2/18/2012 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet that if all goes well, Skinny and his syncopants will ba all over saying "see we told you it would go well". If it goes to shit or someone gets hurt, which I hope does not happen, will they shoulder the blame? I think not.

2/18/2012 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2/18/2012 05:11:00 AM.

I hate to rain on your "parade" goof. But NO, I didn't get drunk every night of my teen life and piss, puke and shit anywhere I could. Nor did I get a kick out of destroying other peoples' property either. Including smashing bottles everywhere including the parks where kids play! Yes, I did have some drinks on the weekends. But we actually knew how to have fun w/o pissing on ourselves!
Now get off the blog Sheahan!

2/18/2012 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya gotta love young Irish Girls that pull their pants down and pee on the side walk, it's class baby!

(eh, no class)

2/18/2012 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

englewoods needs babbamance for all those skinned knees and other bs

2/18/2012 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two guys I know, that everytime they run into one another, the first guy to notice the other loudly says "POWER TO THE POLISH !!!" with these second guy responding "THE IRISH ARE A FILTHY PEOPLE !!!"

All these years and now I know why.

2/18/2012 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heres an idea, how about the police just do your fucking job and stop bitching. Our job is to handle confrontation and defuse them the best we can. Do it. No one said it was easy, but we all signed up for it. If something as simple as drunks at a parade is too much for you please get a new job. Stop worrying because no matter what you do it'll be wrong in the publics eyes, so deal with it.

2/18/2012 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous 3361 said...

C'mon. Let's call a spade a spade. O'Shea is full of SHIT. His being against the parade is pure lip service! He pretends to be against the parade to appease the folks that are against the parade. Knowing full well the parade will go on as planned thus making the rest of the drunken assholes happy too. No Lose for him. Anything goes wrong... well... I told you so. Blame Skinny. If it is a nice day then O'Shea can say because of my oversite the Parade was a sucess. I hate this city!

2/18/2012 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cpt. Spanky said...
OT- 17FEB12 around 2345 hours...pursuit on 290, a white UHAUL truck wanted for aggravated assault of a parked police car? Helicopter 2, ISP, Elmhurst, Riverside, Addison, and Ithasca all get involved...did the UHAUL place the Crown Vic in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery? maybe ISPERN dispatcher didn't get it right? was the squad car occupied? if so, then game on...aggravated assault of a peace officer...if not its just a hit/run...wtf? ...be smart about what you chase

That chase started WAY BEFORE the agg assault in 011 buddy.

2/18/2012 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Hey
Lets all get a big tatoo of a celtic cross on the front of our calf, then wear shorts when it's cold outside!

That would be so cool.
We would look so irish in a cool sort of way, and girls will want to have sex with us.

2/18/2012 07:46:00 AM
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You don't need a tatoo you Irish hunk. We lasses will always love you.

2/18/2012 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:50am...try reading the order STUPID! Terminate chase if there is an accident. Not real hard. It takes balls for a supervisor to terminate because of assholes like you who Monday morning quarterback....that supervisor may have saved the ass of a copper or a citizen!

2/18/2012 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you assholes who complain about the South Side Irish parade being as worst as the Bud Biliken parade or the Puerto Rican Fest at Humboldt Park are FULL OF SHIT.

Compare the crime statistics between those three events. I dare you. I was there several years ago. At the SSI parade there were drunks acting stupid and a whole lot of dui's (but dui's were abundant at the Bud Biliken and PR Fest too). No one was shot, there were no robberies, no guns were recovered, etc...

2/18/2012 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This parade does not celebrate Irish heritage. It celebrates drunken foolery by all who attend, most of whom are not Irish."

Pro tip: if you were born in the United States of America, you're American. Period. You're not an African American or Irish American or European American, just plain fucking American.

2/18/2012 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your facts straight. The Bud Biliken parade is really, really fucked up. Followed by the Peurto Rican fest in Humboldt Park that is a magnet for all types of gang bangers. The South Side Irish parade isn't even in the same league as those two.

Get your fucked up facts straight cyclops. I worked all three and none of the two you bitch about have open alcohol, people walking around with cups of alcohol or public displays of drunkeness like ssi. We are even told to ignore it. I cant park on my block, I cant even get to my home if I leave if I was lucky enough to leave. The ssi is tolerated simply because its ssi. Fact - we the people who live in that community dont want it there because of what I stated above. Keep your blinded racial bullshit to yourself. All parades have issues but shit, the ssi couldnt get it together, we advocated to get rid of it, we did but a bunch of no nothing asshats who dont even live there whined about it to placate the minority of business owners who want to make that cash.

2/18/2012 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a Skinny Sheahan! Well I am Irish!

2/18/2012 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1800X....what a douche.

2/18/2012 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the South Side drunks will be elated. personally..I think the whole St Pats day parade should be cancelled, no matter where they have it at. It just promotes public drunkenness

2/18/2012 12:23:00 PM

Cool. Can you get 'em to cancel New Year's Eve, too?

2/18/2012 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is funny. Everybody causing such a big stink about the South Side parade. I think its a great time and a great crowd. Yeah you have your couple dozen people that get stupid because of the alcohol consumption and yeah you have your dozens that piss in the alleys because all the public bathrooms have lines hundreds of feet long and yeah you have just a few that pick fights flexing there beer muscles but with all that said, the Bud Biliken Parade is easily 10x times worse but all youll ever hear or see about the Bud Biliken Parade on tv is "oh such a great time" or "oh what a great turn out" and then a quick clip of the parade going down King Drive. If people only knew the truth or if only the news reported the truth.

2/18/2012 12:35:00 PM

"A couple of dozen?" "Just a few?" Put the crack pipe down, son. And you don't see inebriated 12- and 14-year-olds at Billiken...

2/18/2012 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

technically your a north american!

2/18/2012 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey SCC, 019 "closing", around the same time as 021, around Mar 4th. Going to building at Addison/Halsted, which will be new "019 Town Hall". Already been told no lockers, not enough parking spaces in their parking structure, no one from 019 is to go to 023 and try to find out what's going on with cars, start times, etc...,and told that people will not be guaranteed that you will even work with your current partner(s). Bad enough that they are closing districts and screwing people over that way, but to find out that you can't even work with your partner really boosts the old morale. Rahm, I hope you die.

2/18/2012 12:34:00 AM


Everyone can thank Alderman Tunney for the lack of parking. Tunney insisted on reserving some of the parking spots in a police facility for "the community."

Then he somehow got the old 023 station and property to be sold by the City to a developer pal. For the princely sum of $1.00. That's ONE DOLLAR! I guess he learned from Daley.

2/18/2012 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
CBS
is reporting that rahm wants to close 11 firehouses,gee I wonder if any of those would be in englewood,roseland or the westside!

2/18/2012 03:09:00 AM


Close firehouses but keep 50 aldermen and 50 aldermanic offices and staff etc. We can easily go to 25 aldermen and not miss any of them.

2/18/2012 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whole issue is overblown, worst things that come out of it is litter on the lawns and a few assholes pissing in alleys and gangways. Big deal. PR test is gang ridden with ultra violence to boot. The little village parades are pure madness. I guarantee a 143A is pulled at both mentioned parades every single year since inception. In comparison the SSI parade is barely a blip on the radar.

2/19/2012 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speed racer U-Haul asshole was arrested w/ two outstanding warrants and charged w/ felony agg. fleeing/alluding the police and misc. misd. crap after an off-duty P.O. in the burbs recognized the vehicle/plates and called it in.

2/19/2012 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked a ss irish parade one year. It was worse than the PR fest and bud billiken parade. Just proved to me that asshole are asshole no matter where they're from.
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B.S. What do you do? Sell meat on a stick?

2/19/2012 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel all parades besides the 4th of July and Memorial/Labor Day parades. That being said, this should not have been the first one to go.

Funny how they make them clean up after themselves and pay for security, but the Occupy bums do whatever they want.

2/19/2012 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CBS
is reporting that rahm wants to close 11 firehouses,gee I wonder if any of those would be in englewood,roseland or the westside!

2/18/2012 03:09:00 AM


Close firehouses but keep 50 aldermen and 50 aldermanic offices and staff etc. We can easily go to 25 aldermen and not miss any of them.

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Hizzhonor is now blowing money to fight the US Census numbers that claim Chicago has lost over 300,000 residents. Do the math.

Must be nice to spend the taxpayers money on useless supreme court challenges and now this bullshit. Keeping the lawyers employed and well paid.

If the cities population is 2.7 million people with 50 aldermen..that's one aldermen for every 54.000 residents. I'd say at a bare minimum four aldermen should go or at least an across the board wage and benefit cut equiv. to four ward offices being shut down.

2/19/2012 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any beer cans and used condoms you find on your property, please relocate to the front lawn of this "Skinny Sheahan" character.
Please post this moron's address.

2/19/2012 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous 19th ward skeptic said...

There are many people in this neighborhood who don't want this thing to happen. Despite their bullshit "we held public meetings" stance they never publicized any meetings nor asked for input from the community. Any opposition is ignored or glossed over. It's all about a bunch of 4th generation pretend Irish wanting to walk around in their green sport coats and act important.

Thank you!!! I'm grateful that we live far enough from the parade route that we don't get people peeing and/or vomiting on our lawn before the parade even starts, unlike some unfortunate friends who live within a few blocks of Western. That's what THEY have to look forward to on parade day.

We'll just have our street parked up for a few hours. But taking Metra to get away won't really be a workable option, because the trains will be loaded with many of the same morons who were brawling, then peeing and vomiting on lawns, houses and garages closer to Western. Really classy.

2/19/2012 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A couple of dozen?" "Just a few?" Put the crack pipe down, son. And you don't see inebriated 12- and 14-year-olds at Billiken...

2/18/2012 10:44:00 PM

12-14 year old not inebriated at Billiken?? Why not?? you must not work in the ghetto where 12 and 14 year olds come to school or walk around all day everyday drunk or high. What would make the day of the Billikan parade any different?

2/19/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey SCC, 019 "closing", around the same time as 021, around Mar 4th. Going to building at Addison/Halsted, which will be new "019 Town Hall". Already been told no lockers, not enough parking spaces in their parking structure, no one from 019 is to go to 023 and try to find out what's going on with cars, start times, etc...,and told that people will not be guaranteed that you will even work with your current partner(s). Bad enough that they are closing districts and screwing people over that way, but to find out that you can't even work with your partner really boosts the old morale. Rahm, I hope you die.

2/18/2012 12:34:00 AM

Heard the 023 XO, Capt. NL will be the new commander.

2/19/2012 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this was about getting rid of the "windfall exemption" of soc security which rapes gov workers.

You know, something I give a crap about.

2/19/2012 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the persons sponsoring Puerto rican fest or Mexican independence day events have to secure $200,000. for their events which needs massive police presence. Not to mention the stabbings, gang fights and shootings I've witnessed at p,r. Fest Or is it the same old song , the same people always being tapped by the politicains to pay up just because they have it, while others get a free ride

2/19/2012 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the parade go on, glad they are bringing it back. Yeah they drink and get drunk, so what. Go to 019 or 018 on any given weekend and deal with all the drunks and fights . Go to a cubs game when all the drunks take over Clark st. and cause massive trouble, fights etc. Help go to taste of chgo. and drag your family thru a gang fight and shots fired, or any wk end on the west side when the illegal parties empty out and the fights are going and the whole dist. manpower is being used, etc etc there is so much more. Fuck the haters, let the parade begin!!!!!!!!

2/19/2012 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get your facts straight. The Bud Biliken parade is really, really fucked up. Followed by the Peurto Rican fest in Humboldt Park that is a magnet for all types of gang bangers. The South Side Irish parade isn't even in the same league as those two.

Get your fucked up facts straight cyclops. I worked all three and none of the two you bitch about have open alcohol, people walking around with cups of alcohol or public displays of drunkeness like ssi. We are even told to ignore it. I cant park on my block, I cant even get to my home if I leave if I was lucky enough to leave. The ssi is tolerated simply because its ssi. Fact - we the people who live in that community dont want it there because of what I stated above. Keep your blinded racial bullshit to yourself. All parades have issues but shit, the ssi couldnt get it together, we advocated to get rid of it, we did but a bunch of no nothing asshats who dont even live there whined about it to placate the minority of business owners who want to make that cash.

2/18/2012 09:26:00 PM

Gay pride has now easily become the worst event. Just as much drinking if not more than SSI parade, but a lot more (hard)drugs and a lot more people. It's a party of the politicians voting block so they allow it. SSI parade doesn't have the voters so they fuck with it.

2/19/2012 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Get your fucked up facts straight cyclops. I worked all three and none of the two you bitch about have open alcohol, people walking around with cups of alcohol or public displays of drunkeness like ssi. We are even told to ignore it."
Dude, where did you work those parades then, behind A DESK!
Did YOU "ignore" it while you were at BB or PR or Gay Pride. You have to be blind then, or not paying attention. The FACTS douche bag, look at arrests, look at calls, look at the seriousness of the calls.

SSI parade is a pain in the ass, but so is New Years, 4th of July, or any other Holiday you work. NOTHING compares to the BB or PR parades. Cinco De Mayo had their problems, but not like the BB or PR.

2/19/2012 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for rain... And I'm Irish. Cancel all parades. Save money.

2/18/2012 12:25:00 AM

I am Southside Irish and I agree with you.

2/20/2012 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first I thought there was going to be a Social Security Disability parade. Then I realized South Side Irish. But then, I'd guess there's a lot of crossover between the two lists - people falsely claiming injury in order to get paid for not working and southwest siders.

2/20/2012 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSI parade! I thought for a minute this was something else....Never mind

2/20/2012 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Muckraker said...

Skinny Sheahan has a financial interest in a liquor store on the parade route on Western Avenue? Could that be why he wants so badly to see the return of the parade?

Sheahan couldn't find Ireland on a map, or name how many counties it has, or how many are occupied by the British still today.

But he sure knows how to make money off of the sentimental Irish descendants here.

2/21/2012 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those calling the residents near the parade "babies" - I chose to NOT live in the ghetto so that I wouldn't have to be affected by ghetto issues like crime and public drunkenness and disrespectful members of the community. Why should the residents be FORCED to put up with this behavior? Do YOU like having to keep YOUR kids inside so they don't get pissed on, thrown up on, have a bottle tossed at their head, or watch completely rude and indecent behavior that wouldn't even be shown on MTV? If this is what being Irish is about, geez, go back to Ireland! What a complete joke! This city is such a fucked up place to live! I can't wait to get the hell out of this shithole!

2/21/2012 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This has NOTHING tp do with being Irish and everywhere to do with getting Obama and all the DemocRats back in office. Just a high platform for all these crooks to have the ignorant masses worship as the March By."

AMEN! Wake up dopes. Day after day you complain on here about the corruption the Democrats perpetuate. This moving drunkfest is a vehicle to Keep the Corruption train running. Running this city and state into the ground.

2/21/2012 01:28:00 PM  

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