Friday, February 22, 2013

Rahm's Ratings Tank (UPDATE)

  • Burdened by a wave of murders, dissension over proposed school closings and perhaps his own hard-ball image, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job-approval rating has taken a big hit in recent months, according to a new Crain's/Ipsos Illinois Poll.

    Negative attitudes toward the mayor are significantly higher in suburban and downstate areas than in Chicago proper. That may not be surprising, given Mr. Emanuel's fierce focus on his extensive agenda for Chicago. But there is slippage among city voters, too.

    Overall, according to the survey of 600 voting-age Illinois residents, 50 percent say they at least lean toward disapproval of his performance as mayor, versus only 19 percent who somewhat or strongly approve, or lean toward approval. That's a margin of 31 percentage points.
Good thing he's only using this as a stepping stone to somewhere else.

UPDATE: We're pretty sure the reason Crain's is using a survey of "Illinois residents" is that they, like us and many of our readers, believe Rahm is using Chicago as a stepping stone to a bigger office (governor, Kirk's Senate seat, or the White House.) His declining appeal statewide spells trouble for Rahm....and Chicago if he stays here.

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144 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could an Emanuel/Clinton ticket be in the offing?

Both have said several times that they're "not interested", but since they've both got Chicago roots, are politicians and are intimately involved with Chicago democrats, I suppose they both could be lying.

rb

2/22/2013 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Black Swann said...

And, to add insult to injury...

FAIL! Despite Mayor's Request - Mutual Funds Continue Their Investment In Gun Companies.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/02/fail-despite-chicago-mayors-request-mutual-funds-invest-in-gun-companies-anyway/

Suck on that, Mayor Twinkle Toes...!

2/22/2013 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

600 people polled and they came up with that? Try 600,000 plus cradle to grave handout takers who vote for the Machine and tell me if Rahm is scared.

What a crock of shit pack of asswipes the media is. Try another distraction, morons. This one won't hunt.

2/22/2013 12:15:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

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1...DETROIT
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4...CHICAGO
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7...Warren, MI
8...STOCKTON
9...LAKE COUNTY, IL
10..NEW YORK CITY
11..TOLEDO
12..ST. LOUIS
13..Camden, NJ
14..MILWAUKEE
15..Atlantic City, NJ
16..ATLANTA
17..CLEVELAND
18..Poughkeepsie, NY
19..Gary, IN
20..Youngstown, OH

2/22/2013 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how come i didn't get the memo to vote he would have been at 61%

2/22/2013 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but suburbanites don't get to vote against him, so that's kind of a moot point. I think Bloomberg in NYC is an idiot and I think he's doing a terrible job there, but what I think has no bearing in NYC. It's the morons that live in this city that keep voting these idiots in, over and over and over. It's never going to change here.

2/22/2013 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


He's not my mayor. Quinn is not my Governor. The aldermen are not my aldermen. They don't represent me or my interest. It's about them and their next campaign contribution from the corporations.

Time to stop this non-stop fund raising for the next election cycle and do something for the people of the city don't you think?

Seriously how much time do they all spend doing their jobs and how much time do they spend going on campaign fund raising tours. It needs to stop.

2/22/2013 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mr. Emanuel's fierce focus on his extensive agenda for Chicago..."

Extensive agenda for the Inner Party. No Olympics try this time around, but going to blow just as much money in another insane tourism bid, gondola cars whizzing around on wires strung 150 feet in the air where the flashmobs can't get at the rubes. Rahm's got his Combine lanzman and fellow hedge-fund speculator, millionaire Democratic contributor and potential Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, running around with his hair on fire now about this.

In the meantime,

Retired general says National Guard could help curb Chicago violence

"Officer in charge of military response after Katrina compares rash of killings to tornado or flood."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-violence-honore-20130222,0,2012172.story

We know. Put sandbags on it. It's just like the weather.

Others claim that violence is a "public health problem."

What did Dr. Gary Slutkin do with the million dollars the city gave his CeaseFire?

2/22/2013 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Negative attitudes toward the mayor are significantly higher in suburban and downstate areas than in Chicago proper. That may not be surprising, given Mr. Emanuel's fierce focus on his extensive agenda for Chicago.


...at the expense of the rest of the state.

Illinois should jettison Crook County, for it's own good.

2/22/2013 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One term mayor period!!

2/22/2013 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong superintendent, wrong mayor,snd wrong aldercreatures. This city is awful!

2/22/2013 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has mested up all the city workers.

What about the kids and teachers, Mr. Mayor......

2/22/2013 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job-approval rating has taken a big hit in recent months..."

"Job approval rating" doesn't matter when you don't need the job in the first place. He walked in here with about $18 mil.

If not in an elected position, he will continue to exert leverage, "re-making the world" from the boardrooms of 20 corporations and 50 NGOs.

2/22/2013 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Originally posted in "Where are Pat's guns?"

"That should be the lesson learned here. The blog doesn't create news, but it can shine a spotlight on things..."


"Don't hate the media, become the media".

- Jello Biafra


SCC has done an excellent job of *becoming* the media; without blogs such as SCC, and anonymous postings, we'd be stuck with only the lamestream media's side of the story, and you all know how accurate that is.

This is why blogs such as SCC are such a threat to the media and the politicians, and why legislation is being proposed to force posters to reveal their identities.

rb

2/22/2013 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Melody of 3 Blind Mice*

Seeee how they run, err spin!
>Pop-pop-poppety-pop!<

This shit would be funny if the implications weren't so fucking tragic.

The little sulfurous smelling North Shore shit-ass is in bits over his propaganda apparatus losing it's mojo.

People. Are. Waking. Up?

They sure the fuck were sleep-walking during the run-up to the mayoral election.

To wit...

"YAY! Rahm said he was gonna stick it to those greedy cops for not taking pay cuts and giving up their millionaire pensions to help the city budget crisis!"

*sheeple & media pretending not to see Shortshanks giggling, babbling and shitting himself while pushing a wheel barrow full of tax-payer treasure down the street*

don't think for a second that THIS isn't aimed at the blog!

*If only we had a law, we could just get that pesky cop blog shut down!*

*Somewhere... J-fled just winced and reflexively grabbed his ass.*

The ONLY source of uncut, unfiltered, un-fucked with news in this town and a friend of the indentured servant tax-payer and foe of the catered to constituency and the enablers thereof in media and government.

*Who said you cops get to be free men and free thinkers? WE pay your salary... You knew it would be like this when you signed up so have some balls and quit if you don't like it. Etc, Etc and etc...*

Rahm & Co. is turning itself inside out trying to spin, deflect, dodge and deny that which is so obvious that even Ray Charles (R.I.P.), though DEAD and BLIND can look at what's going on in Chicago and say, "Y'see? There go dat bullshit I been tellin' y'all about."

Funny... The link to Crain's that SCC was gracious to provide seems to be *ahem!* not working.

Go directly to Crain's?
Ehhh... Nice try!

Somebody at the scum-times is tied to a metal folding chair in the basement with a small pile of lit coals heaped under the seat for leaving the comments section open regarding the Crain's poll.

Some of the comments were smoking hot so the story went behind the paywall and probably got scrubbed, edited and shoved out into the open again.

They're funny when they don't have answers... Smartest people in the world that they are.

Somebody once commented about the rather interesting ability of Rahm-media in pulling rabbits in and out of their asses with astounding rapidity.

*>Zip!< "Where da rabbit at fool! Now ya see it! >Zip-zip!< Now ya... HAAHH! GOTCHOAZZ! Pay up fool!"*

The 3-Card Monte Man on that e/b #79 ain't got NOTHIN' on these jokers!

2/22/2013 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm loves throwing money at gangbanging welfare rats but doesnt want to pay city employee and is steal pensions.

2/22/2013 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Josey Wales said...

As they would say in Texas, Rahm is ALL hat and no cattle.

He is a lot of arrogant talk, but where is the beef?

His BS could fly in Washington DC but in Chicago, people want to see results.

2/22/2013 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why isnt someone in trouble for not managing pension funds?where is the money? 50 million for basketball?

2/22/2013 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rham and mccarthy got to go!!

2/22/2013 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need to send this power freak packing.

2/22/2013 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is a failure. He has failed this city by losing millions of tax payers' money. He cheated us by lying about his residency. The twisted crooks of this city voted this loser into office and the results are not surprising. Doesn't even surprise me that 19% still approve of him as mayor. Look around during roll call, are you surprised? Certain things will never change.

2/22/2013 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My rating of Mr Emanuel lies somethng between tar & feather and public flogging. This is something considering it took several years to get a good dose of intense dislike going for his predecessor.

2/22/2013 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, whats this rumor I hear about DICS being able to sign up for VRI after March?! Just great, the one thing going well for P.O.'s and now DICS want a piece of the pie too? It's hard enough for a P.O. to make O.T. on a regular basis when from what I hear DICS are doing well on their O.T. Now if they sign up for VRI all they're gonna do is sit at a corner and collect just like they do with CTA and CHA. Let the P.O.'s patrol and DICS investigate.

MG

2/22/2013 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for him for congressman or mayor. When I heard that Obama chose him for Chief of Staff, I wondered if he was nuts. Later I cringed when he mentioned that he wanted to run for mayor. I cursed the judges that ruled in his favor for his residency case. I shook my head in disbelief that Chicagoans were so stupid that they elected him outright on the first ballot.

He hasn't disappointed me, I knew that he'd be shitty. A guy who sends people dead fish, stabs an effigy of his opponents screeching dead dead dead, and confronts people naked in the shower isn't playing with a full deck.

Not many in the democratic party has the money or name recognition to take him on. Fran Spielman was already writing her little fingers off to bolster Rahm's image. This might be why she did a hit piece on Tom Dart last week.

2/22/2013 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a poll of only city workers. that will show you proably a 98% negative

2/22/2013 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McJersey The Killin Fields
ENJOY!!! VP in 2016 NOT

2/22/2013 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry

The new pension scheme pushed by the Mayor is going to bring out the best in the rank and file.

2/22/2013 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous 1st Thing Let's Kill All The Lawyers said...

No surprise... he's an extreme liberal piece of crap!

2/22/2013 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are the 19% that approve? Does Rohm have that many relatives?

I am in a somewhat forgiving area and I don't have one neighbor that likes this guy - not even the dillusional Obama voters.

2/22/2013 05:22:00 AM  
Blogger stormy said...

what was expected, his ratings to improve? tiny twinkletoes showed his true colors to the city of chicago and needs to be thrown out asap. of course since him and President SparkleAss have a "special" relationship that will never happen

2/22/2013 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RahmbOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo
You Sux and your political career is FLUSHED Ha HA By McJersey and a the Pass on criminals


GET TOUGH ON CRIME!!!

2/22/2013 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, this little runt just found 5 million to promote tourism.

2/22/2013 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: He was killed by a U.S. drone!!!

Coincidence that he was the most wanted just a few days ago???

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Dead? Guatemala Probes If Drug Lord Killed In Shootout

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/joaquin-guzman-dead_n_2738691.html

2/22/2013 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Be on the lookout for a new squad car design. Once they pick a new car to replace the majority of the fleet(Explorer or Taurus). If you remember years back fop had a poll about design on its website. Well Rahm is looking to put forth a new image for the Chicago police. I'm not a cop but a Ford installer. We do the decal work at the plant now. And we have computer images of new cpd squads. They informed me you'll probably lose the old design by mid year 2014.

2/22/2013 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

him and axelrod must be getting the same sheeet brizard was doing
remember the no confidence vote in new york teachers union 95%+ said no
and he replied "i might had a disagreement here and there but i think i do ok" i wonder what tiny thought when he was getting 12,000 negative comments on Huffington Post
would he considered that a "disagreement"?

2/22/2013 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham is going to be yet another failed great white hope who leads us into a second harold washington. Maybe JJJ will be out by the time the next mayoral election rolls around...

2/22/2013 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The country is watching this guy act like a dictator and he thinks he will have people vote for him for the US Senate? Or even aim higher?
He has been a failure, his policies are biased and he gets no respect from anyone on the national level.
But, it's an easy fix, hire more Police to get the Homicide rate down and give the unions a fair contract.
It's not hard, stop spending all that surplus capital on bullshit parks and aldermatic pet projects and do what the city has to do....

2/22/2013 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think he cares? Unless he's up against a viable challenger, he will do what he wants as long as he wants like Daley did.

2/22/2013 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So long John Graeber...

2/22/2013 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Emanuel's Approval Rating In The Tank Edward McClelland 02/21/2013 3:47 PM


The Washington Post has a blog post entitled “President Rahm? Maybe.” It cites Emanuel’s fundraising ability, knowledge of the political process, discipline and media contacts as reasons he could succeed his fellow Chicagoan, Barack Obama.

But on the negative side, it has this to say:

Emanuel allies insist that he has done much good for the city but it’s clear from the headlines that the dominant story of his time in office so far is the rising murder rate. The Chicago homicide rate in January was its highest in more than a decade and the Windy City has become a national talking point — and not in a good way — when it comes to violence. There’s been little recent credible polling on Emanuel but he has to have taken a hit from all the negative publicity surrounding the murders. And, even if he hasn’t, it’s hard to imagine Emanuel’s potential 2016 opponents wouldn’t dredge up some of those violence stats if he did make a bid.

Well, now there is recent credible polling on Emanuel, and it’s not good for the mayor. A Crain’s/Ipsos poll out Thursday finds that the mayor’s popularity has fallen sharply since voters were last surveyed in September:

Just 2 percent of Chicagoans surveyed said they strongly approve of the mayor's job performance, with 12 percent somewhat approving and 5 percent leaning that way. At the opposite end, 13 percent strongly disapprove, 9 percent somewhat disapprove and 13 percent lean toward disapproval.

In Chicago, that gives Mr. Emanuel a net minus 16 rating, down from the plus 4 he had in September, when 37 percent approved and 33 percent disapproved.

Notably, the share of those disapproving of Mr. Emanuel's job performance hasn't moved much, going from 33 percent to 35 percent. The big shift has occurred in the “mixed feelings” category — up from 21 percent to 30 percent — and the “not sure” category, which went from 12 percent in September to 16 percent from Feb. 12 to 15, when the survey was conducted.

That may suggest that Mr. Emanuel has paid a political price in battling the Chicago Teachers Union, pushing for government worker pension reform and struggling to reverse a spike in murders that has continued for more than a year.

Read more.

The Post speculates that Emanuel might not want to give up the “lifetime job” of mayor to run for president. But numbers like this are sure to interest other strong candidates who passed on the 2011 race because of Emanuel’s money and White House connections. The next mayoral election is almost exactly two years away. Maybe the paper should write a follow up article entitled “Mayor Rahm? Maybe not.”

2/22/2013 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does a bully think what others care about him?

2/22/2013 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't make Daley come back out of retirement

2/22/2013 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A relative has just become a law enforcement officer. She has been on the job for little
Over a month. I have noticed a change in her. I write here because your readers would know.
How long does the it take for someone to go from a civilian to an officer?

2/22/2013 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well thats too bad, he was a bad choice to begin with, the weasel wasnt even residing here when he decided to run for mayor, and realisticly what has he done to favor the citizens of chicago other than his family and friends??? FUCK RAHM

2/22/2013 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are beginning to see that he is a charlatan. A con man of extraordinary proportions.

Whenever he takes actions; it is always for the taxpayer, the citizens, the children. People are beginning to see through his trickery.

2/22/2013 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing he's only using this as a stepping stone to somewhere else.
-----------------------------------
SCC,

Yes but that Only Means He wants to Fuck people Over on more of a National level, taking over where Obama leaves off!

2/22/2013 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean-claude=failed GMcCarthy= Failing Rahm=failure

2/22/2013 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out sun times, the rahm attack on firefighters and their pension board for not playing ball with him. Wah wah wah, and this is how he plays the game in contracts talks.

God forbid that the pension wants to keep money invested in smith and Wesson.

2/22/2013 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is not good news. Rahm wanted to move on to bigger and better things. Ratings like this may make him change his mind. And Chicago will be stuck with him forever. With the money he has, no one will run against him for mayor.

2/22/2013 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man on parole for trying to shoot a police officer has been arrested for stealing a car from one woman and trying to rob another on the West Side, authorities said

Johnson was convicted of a handful of felonies after he went on a crime spree in 2003 that ended with him trying to shoot a police officer,Johnson was sentenced to 16 years in prison for armed robbery, 12 years for aggravated vehicular hijacking with a weapon, five years for being a felon in possession of a firearm and three years for aggravated assault of a police officer with a firearm.

He was released from Illinois Department of Corrections custody in July 2012 and was scheduled to have his parole discharged in July 2014.

Johnson had also been sentenced to 42 months in prison in 2002 for possession of narcotics

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-artavis-johnson-artabis-conway-crime-spree-carjacking-west-side-20130222,0,7642843.story

This is what is wrong with the system, but I'm preaching to the choir.

2/22/2013 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT The XO of 011 is so drunk on the Kool Aid it's nauseating. On 3rd watch, we literally have every car manned, at least 6 "extra" cars for traffic, 1124a (wtf is that anyway?), "avenue" cars etc AND all of our rapids up. We also can't get a word in on the air because we have so many outside units in the area. And yet, RB is STILL denying time due to people on weekdays during the fucking winter. He will also still tell you that there is no morale problem on the department and he quite literally believes that doing contact cards prevents murders. (He has actually said this at roll calls). I find it amusing that before we had our time due denied and were harped on for fucking contact cards of all things, our murder rate was much lower. Now nobody gives a shit. 011 used to be a pretty good place to work. Now we have no leadership from the Commander on down and no benefit for working in the ghetto. And please spare me the "bid out" nonsense. We all know there is nowhere to go and there hasn't been for years. Nobody used to want to leave 011. Now there's a line at the exits.

2/22/2013 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: See ya Drew. Please do enjoy never manipulating another female (emotionally OR physically) as long as you shall live. Keep the gay smile going too, it's a great look for you. Jagbag.



2/22/2013 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are THOUSANDS of Officers short. We are forced to work in Vehicles with 120,000 Miles,no heat,computer and broken drivers seats. Our few Recruits are forced to ride 3 To A Car, and we will have NO PENSION after paying into it for 20+ Years. YET, Rahm finds 55 MILLION here and 50 MILLION there for Parks and basketball leagues. STOP BRINGING IN REVENUE, you are shooting yourself in the foot. All this CREEP understands is $$$$. WAKE UP!

2/22/2013 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's amazing to me is that there are so many thousands of people who approve of this scrotum. Universal enfranchisement will ruin this country. We are witnessing the decline of a once great nation.

2/22/2013 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will still get re-elected or go to a bigger position in DC.

2/22/2013 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember next elections camplain slogan:
RHAM LIED
PEOPLE DIED

2/22/2013 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's for the children , crocodile tear in his eyes . CPS honor students gunned down = never let a Crisis go to waste , victims being used for gun control agenda .
Jane Byrne moved into cabrini green and crime went down
move into englewood or austin with your family

2/22/2013 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always had him rated between herpies & dog shit anyway!

2/22/2013 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha i was watching the news when they showed these polls. it is about time you see some truth out there. this past fall his disapproval ratings were at 33% and just recently increased to 50%. i notice the trend and so will the rest of illinois. no presidential run for you rahmie boy. you will have to go against your better judgement to win back the confidence of the voters. i can't wait to see how stubborn rahm boy is or will he give in to his conniving ways.

2/22/2013 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

18..Poughkeepsie, NY
19..Gary, IN
20..Youngstown, OH

2/22/2013 12:20:00 AM

Holy crap! We beat out Gary for most miserable by a landslide! How is that possible? It's the toxic waste dump of the midwest!

2/22/2013 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Could an Emanuel/Clinton ticket be in the offing?

--------

If that happens I will seriously contemplate suicide or moving to somewhere with better living conditions, like Siberia.

2/22/2013 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Could an Emanuel/Clinton ticket be in the offing?

Both have said several times that they're "not interested", but since they've both got Chicago roots, are politicians and are intimately involved with Chicago democrats, I suppose they both could be lying.

rb

2/22/2013 12:11:00 AM

That would be the only way Rahm could grab the White House. Hilary might win for President, but she would need a food-taster for her entire term in office.
Rahm wants it. And, you have to wonder just how far Rahm would go to snag it, even from the President.

2/22/2013 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has done nothing to improve the quality of life for Chicagoans. All he does is speak in sound bites at staged photo-ops and demand more from his emoyees to fund HIS higher aspirations. By generating revenue for this DICK, you are condoning his immoral actions.

2/22/2013 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Could an Emanuel/Clinton ticket be in the offing?

Both have said several times that they're "not interested", but since they've both got Chicago roots, are politicians and are intimately involved with Chicago democrats, I suppose they both could be lying.

rb

2/22/2013 12:11:00 AM

We could only hope!!!
Speaking of Clinton. I was just reminded in a newspaper article about the convicted sex offender and thief, Mel Reynolds. He is a convicted felon but still allowed to run for the other felon's senate seat. I forgot that, way back, when the sexual predator had only two more years to serve on his conviction, the than, (before being impeached and disgraced), President Clinton gave him a full pardon. What a bunch of assholes!!!

2/22/2013 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to the "Focus Group" and listened for two hours to McCarthy tell us what a great police officer he is. Everytime a Sergeant asked something he would cut them off and go into a story about himself. The "Focus Group" was started so McCarthy could have street Sergeants tell him the problems we have on the street but it turned into the I am the real police Mccarthy show. Sergeant's "Vote No"

2/22/2013 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is why blogs such as SCC are such a threat to the media and the politicians, and why legislation is being proposed to force posters to reveal their identities.

rb"

2/22/2013 01:04:00 AM


...at the same time that a "first names only" trend has you disgorging all of your personal information to one 19-year-old "Julie" and "Desdemona" after another. Some store or office hires them off the street and they instantly become a major authority figure in your life.

State Of Illinois allows this to be done on official web sites. "Contact Eddie or Tricia."

...but you can bet their paycheck carries their full name.

2/22/2013 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT kind of:

If criminals don't obey the current gun laws, why do politicians think they will obey more stringent gun laws?

If law-abiding citizens currently obey gun laws, how can more gun laws possibly make any difference?

First grade logic.

2/22/2013 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BCP says -- "Somebody once commented about the rather interesting ability of Rahm-media in pulling rabbits in and out of their asses with astounding rapidity."

...as seen in the Fiscal Cliff being instantly, universally renamed "sequestration" the second time around.

Whatever you call it, here it comes.

2/22/2013 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Swann said...
And, to add insult to injury...

FAIL! Despite Mayor's Request - Mutual Funds Continue Their Investment In Gun Companies.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/02/fail-despite-chicago-mayors-request-mutual-funds-invest-in-gun-companies-anyway/

Suck on that, Mayor Twinkle Toes...!

2/22/2013 12:14:00 AM

I'd like for the tutu make HIS investments public. Not only did he profit from subprime mortgages, I highly doubt he's not profiting from soaring gun and ammo sales.

2/22/2013 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dics can only sign up for supplemental VRI

2/22/2013 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/22/13, 11:17 AM

By: MICHAEL SNEED sneed@suntimes.com
The McCarthy File…

It’s no secret Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is sitting on a hot seat.

♦ The big question: Is the Bronx bulldog, a respected top cop gleaned from (gasp!) New York, going to survive the nightmare of Chicago’s killing fields.

♦ Meeting No. 1: On Monday, Sneed is told, five members of the City Council’s Black Caucus met privately to discuss how to stop the killing spree.

♦ The focus: Crime prevention, but criticism of McCarthy was expressed.
♦ The upshot: “Let’s just say the meeting was held on a holiday and there was a lot of dead air and, well, McCarthy is not popular with some aldermen, who feel he is arrogant,” said a source who attended the meeting. “It wasn’t a dump McCarthy meeting, but McCarthy got dumped on,” the source added.

♦ The flipshot: A top source tells Sneed Ald. Willie Cochran, a former cop who has been critical of McCarthy and was present at the Monday meeting, seemed to be posturing for McCarthy’s job.

♦ Meeting No. 2: On Thursday, Sneed is told, four members of the Black Caucus, headed by Ald Howard Brookins , met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top intergovernmental chief Matt Hynes to pitch “for the creation of a forum; a channel of communications with the mayor’s office about the what’s happening in their wards,” a source said who was at the meeting.
♦ The clipshot: “They want to know they are being heard,” the source said. “Yes, they expressed frustration dealing with McCarthy. Some feel better about McCarthy than others. But they didn’t call for his head. They are frustrated generally about what’s happening, period. For the most part they know it’s not McCarthy’s fault. They just want to feel they are being heard and they want to see results.”

♦ Support ‘em: State Sen Kwame Raoul, who is pushing for stiffer gun control legislation and is a big supporter of McCarthy, tells Sneed: This is not a police problem alone. This is a criminal justice systems problem.”

♦ Endorse ‘em: The Rev. Jimmy Daniels, who heads the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. tells Sneed: ‘I’m 100% behind the superintendent. The problems are the parents … absent parents. The caucus and the ministers need to stop blaming the mayor and the police superintendent. The gun alone doesn’t shoot people. People shoot people.”

2/22/2013 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A guy who...stabs an effigy of his opponents screeching dead dead dead, and confronts people naked in the shower isn't playing with a full deck."

2/22/2013 03:16:00 AM


That $18 mil in his pocket proves that his deck is a lot fuller than that of people who get scared by the loud, abrasive act this theater company constantly puts on.

They can be screaming their heads off and then drop to "normal" like a switch is flicked when "an important call comes in."

"Hello."

*

2/22/2013 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-concealed-carry-illinois-20130222,0,5743060.story



well, that didn't take long, relatively speaking.

2/22/2013 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen up people, the Rhamulan is going to run for Sen. Durbin's seat in Nov2014....... Durbin has already said he is going to retire after thisreedm, Rahm wants nothing more tog get back to D.C. where the real power and action is. Anyone who thinks Rham wants to run this city for anything longer than one term is nuts. Rham will only have more negative baggage stick to him the longer he says in the 5th floor. One term he can say he has a record and then run for higher office like US Senate then onto possibly the presidency.

2/22/2013 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


mayor stubfinger ain't Harold Washington.

a repeat of the two black shill candidates + incumbent uncle fester, this time with a single Republican candidate, a pragmatically selected, to some, black, or hispanic, male conservative businessman, would be, at the very least, amusing to behold.

2/22/2013 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it's back to the end-of-the-world press conferences for Lisa, displaying a recalled baby crib as Exhibit A.

...unless we want to waste absolutely unlimited time and money on this...

Court to Lisa Madigan: No rehearing on concealed-carry guns ruling

11:35 a.m. CST, February 22, 2013

"SPRINGFIELD — A divided federal appeals court today rejected Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request for a rehearing on the case where the state has been ordered to allow citizens to carry guns in public.

"Madigan made the request following the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in December that gave Illinois 180 days to put together a law that would allow concealed weapons in Illinois.

"There has been no word yet from Madigan’s office on her next move. She could choose to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court or decide to let the ruling stand."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-concealed-carry-illinois-20130222,0,5743060.story

2/22/2013 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not lose focus. Shields you boob please send the city the letter. Why should we write off 2012 and retro?

2/22/2013 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peterson as psycho --

"...in describing himself on the stand Thursday, Peterson said he was maligned and misunderstood.

"Until this happened, I thought I was viewed as a great guy," Peterson said, giving a litany of public and private good deeds before announcing he planned to tattoo the phrase "No good deed goes unpunished" across his shoulders.

"The state took an accident and staged a homicide," Peterson said, before turning to the judge. "Can I get some water?"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-drew-peterson-sentence-20130221,0,1883440.story

I find it interesting that the Penn State Pervert, Jerry Sandusky, made exactly the same speech before he was led away...

If you would understand these people, read The Mask Of Sanity by Herve Cleckley. Tremendous book. Free .pdf downloadable here.

http://www.cassiopaea.com/cassiopaea/psychopath.htm

After you understand better, you won't get all shook when Rahm screams and bangs and rages, then turns calmly to his secretary and asks "Can I get some water?"

2/22/2013 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


World-Class City Mayor?

Last night:

67th and Ashland. GSW D.O.A laying in the streets. Sad day for you -- ain't got no crime lab to come out until the morning. Just let 'em lay there I guess.

P.S. Please don't eat the red snow.

2/22/2013 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

support STARBUCKS today (Friday 22nd) tip with a 2 dollar bill . Starbucks stayed out of the concealed carry debate and was boycotted by anti-gunners. They stated that they support the local laws and are here to sell coffee and muffins. as a result a national day of support to make up for the business lost by anti gunners is today...

2/22/2013 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey SCC, whats this rumor I hear about DICS being able to sign up for VRI after March?! Just great, the one thing going well for P.O.'s and now DICS want a piece of the pie too? It's hard enough for a P.O. to make O.T. on a regular basis when from what I hear DICS are doing well on their O.T. Now if they sign up for VRI all they're gonna do is sit at a corner and collect just like they do with CTA and CHA. Let the P.O.'s patrol and DICS investigate.

MG
--------------------------------------------------------
DICS are P.O.'s, too....... Now, I'm gunna gets mines $

2/22/2013 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Snowstorm In Chicago Delays Hundreds Of Morning Murders"

http://www.theonion.com/articles/snowstorm-in-chicago-delays-hundreds-of-morning-mu,31410/

2/22/2013 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I am in a somewhat forgiving area and I don't have one neighbor that likes this guy - not even the dillusional Obama voters.

2/22/2013 05:22:00 AM

----------

If you live in Chicago, what neighborhood?

Does Chicago even have a conservative neighborhood???



2/22/2013 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Long Grove Family said...

12:20 AM "NorthSide"

I find it interesting that the top 9 MOST MISERABLE are in only 3 states; Michigan, Illinois and California.

With the exception of the lone county (Lake Co.), all 19 cities are DemocRATic strongholds, Chicago being the worst of all for political corruption. I don't understand why Forbes included a county among cities. BTW, we live in Lake Co. and I assure Forbes that we do NOT live in a "miserable" area.

With Daley and now Emanuel and their ilk, Chicago is on a swiftly ticking timetable to be America's next Detroit. It's just a matter of WHEN.

Our sympathy to Chicago's Finest compounded by a "miserable" lack of integrity in your leadership.

2/22/2013 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks as though people are beginning to see the democrats for what they are.It's a start, but don't forget you have others in this state who don't belong in government.

2/22/2013 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Frank Muscare said...

Bravo to the Firefighters Pension Fund Board Members!
---


Firefighters fund nixes Emanuel’s ideas on disability pay, gun stocks

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter/fspielman@suntimes.com February 22, 2013 5:10AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t used to being told “no,” but that’s the answer he has gotten from the firefighters pension fund this week on two major issues: duty disability reform and his call for the fund to dump its stock with assault weapons manufacturers.

Two motions were made at Wednesday’s meeting of the Chicago Firefighters Annuity and Benefits Fund — one to divest $173,000 in Smith & Wesson stock, the other to ride herd over the 390 firefighters and paramedics who together collect $27 million a year in taxpayer-funded duty disability pay.

Both motions failed — by 5-2 on guns and 4-3 on duty disability reform — prompting City Comptroller Amer Ahmad to storm out of the meeting in disgust.

Contacted Thursday, Ahmad refused to discuss the vote. His spokeswoman, Kathleen Strand, responded in an email to the Chicago Sun-Times.

“The Mayor remains committed to standing up against gun companies that stand in the way of commonsense reform and will continue [to] seek out necessary reforms that protect taxpayer dollars from fraud and abuse in the disability program,” Strand wrote.

“While we are disturbed by the fire pension fund’s decision, we are more so encouraged by the those funds — including laborers, police, municipal, and teachers — that have chosen to stand with us against these gun companies.”
---


That's more than a "No" that sounds like a big fuck you! Cobgratulations to the FF Pension Fund.

Memo to the sergeants association: That is what guts looks like. That is not what a pussified fucking pussy union like the sergeants does. You pussies.

2/22/2013 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Obama curse continues

Rumor is Obama was just thinking about Chicago Public Enemy #1 "El Chapo" and he was apparently killed in a shoot out according to authorities today.

2/22/2013 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No Olympics try this time around, but going to blow just as much money in another insane tourism bid..."

2/22/2013 12:32:00 AM

About 90% of the productive industries that were here in Chicago a very short 50 years ago are GONE. Understand the reasons behnd what you see every day. The Lake Street "L" was not built to provide fast, frequent service to a wilderness of glass-strewn vacant lots. That was a very busy, vital manufacturing corridor -- and just one of many that have been erased.

People talk about Detroit. Here. You can spend hours and hours on this site.

http://www.detroityes.com/fabulous-ruins-of-detroit/home.php

...and you will also see the fallacy that the artsy crowd can paint an endless number of taxpayer-subsidized murals on the walls of abandoned factories, these places all turned into "performance spaces" and "community centers."

Chicago, 100 N. Western. Used to be the huge Allied Radio electronics retail/wholesale operation -- today completely taken over with welfare offices, parole offices, and a million pounds of forms and papers and files no one's ever going to look at again. Used to make money, now it just costs money.

There is a limit on how many millions of square feet can be heated and maintained and filled with "social workers," and we passed it a long time back.

Fiscal Cliff...

...and as always the truly needy will get it the worst while everything is done to keep the fifty parasitic "guidance counselors" and "wellness ladies" that have attached themselves to each one, handing out crooked Xerox copies of "The Food Pyramid" and "How To Blow Your Nose." It is horrifying to see how these people make work for each other -- talk to one, they instantly bring in half a dozen more to "help."

Unsustainable.

2/22/2013 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, whats this rumor I hear about DICS being able to sign up for VRI after March?! Just great, the one thing going well for P.O.'s and now DICS want a piece of the pie too? It's hard enough for a P.O. to make O.T. on a regular basis when from what I hear DICS are doing well on their O.T. Now if they sign up for VRI all they're gonna do is sit at a corner and collect just like they do with CTA and CHA. Let the P.O.'s patrol and DICS investigate.

MG

2/22/2013 03:11:00 AM

WAA WAA WAA BOO HOO (Classic example of how we cant stick together, petty jealosy)

2/22/2013 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Negative attitudes toward the mayor are significantly higher in suburban and downstate areas than in Chicago proper. That may not be surprising, given Mr. Emanuel's fierce focus on his extensive agenda for Chicago.

Not true. If you read the whole article it says that when you look at just the voters from chicago who they polled his approval rating for the trongly approve category was 2%! Way worse

2/22/2013 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, whats this rumor I hear about DICS being able to sign up for VRI after March?! Just great, the one thing going well for P.O.'s and now DICS want a piece of the pie too? It's hard enough for a P.O. to make O.T. on a regular basis when from what I hear DICS are doing well on their O.T. Now if they sign up for VRI all they're gonna do is sit at a corner and collect just like they do with CTA and CHA. Let the P.O.'s patrol and DICS investigate.

It's true, they are also doubling the program to 400+ police, everyday. There is going to be a north, out of 011 dist. The rest will still be from the old 007. Get on it while you can, because McTurd is circling the toilet. When he gets flushed. So will the program.

2/22/2013 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Being a failure will not hurt his re-election chances.

2/22/2013 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am (not) Rich Miller and I (not) am ignoring this story at Capitol Fax because it was not released by the Paul Simon polling institute in Carbondale.

2/22/2013 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a coup in the works?

Apparently the black bosses made by McCarthy (but really ordered by Rahm) are completely fed up with McCarthy and they are letting the black aldermen hear their complaints.

The dreaded "racist" word repeatedly came up in a black caucus meeting bashing McCarthy.

McCarthy is finished even if he doesn't know it yet. The black alderman are afraid of getting their asses kicked in the next election with so many murders in their wards. They want McCarthy out and they want a new superintendent who must have one physical characteristic.

Can you guess what it is?

2/22/2013 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope we don't end up like Detroit.

2/22/2013 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to believe, but as the 4th Worst City, we're winning the war on crime and guns! We are winning! Rahm is #1 !
Chicago is the paradigm of FORWARD & CHANGE that Obama, Rahm & Quinn promised!
Go Rahm Go....4 More Years!

2/22/2013 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mg..... Remember this.......Detectives are still patrolman and we still wear the same uniform you do. Not all of us are making big OT or want to hang around the area for days at a time. We all got bills and tuition to pay so quit your crying.

2/22/2013 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shame is that the 19% that approved of him will make up the majority of those that actually vote in the next election and he will win again. Check the figures in the last few mayoral elections. It is a majority of those that voted not a majority of registered voters that have elected the mayor.

This is why it is important to register to vote and then actually vote. If you don't vote, don't bitch about the results.

2/22/2013 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and his "yes" men will put some kind of spin on this.

Could this be a sign the sheeple are awakening?

2/22/2013 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MG..... You are an asshat. It is only VRI supplemental DICS are getting. Dics can patrol and investigate......quit complaining and be happy with what you get. Walmart is always looking for parking lot patrol officers if you are such an expert.

2/22/2013 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm hates the police, fucks with out pensions. refuses to lift residency. steal money from the city. cries broke all the time but then "poof", money magically appears when he wants to spend the magic money on stupid stuff. fucks with our contract. does little to nothing about Chicago's ghetto gun violence but jumps on the band wagon to disarm and restrict all the good people from properly being able to defend themselves. The guy never stops. If I could vote I'd give him a NO CONFIDENCE vote.

2/22/2013 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who are the 19% that approve? Does Rohm have that many relatives?

I am in a somewhat forgiving area and I don't have one neighbor that likes this guy - not even the dillusional Obama voters.

2/22/2013 05:22:00 AM

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


I guess that Jimmy Ade has a large extended family.

KS

2/22/2013 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally off topic: The dead driver of the Masseratti [sp?]in the Las Vegas strip incident was an aspiring rapper. Raise your hands if you knew this before it was made public through the press.

2/22/2013 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


School zone speed trap cameras:

"ATS and the other finalist, Maryland-based Xerox State & Local Solutions Inc., were chosen last year from a field of nine original bidders in Chicago. The two companies participated in a month-long test of their equipment in Chicago during which no tickets were issued. City officials have declined to discuss the evaluation process."


--------------------------------
Hahaha, the Scaramouch(s) declined to comment on the evaluation process. Here in the World-Class Sanctuary City of Chicago we call that transparency.

I know, I know, you think transparency means something else but that's only because you don't have the right dictionary that explains what the definition of "is", is.

Anyways, maybe the evaluation process involved more: who can provide the best Superbowl tickets and White Sox training camp all expenses paid vacations and stuff?

I'd like a six-figure consulting job with the camera outfit but I have no clout so good luck with that right?

2/22/2013 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obama was in the same catagory and the liberal morons voted him in again

2/22/2013 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many helpless city workers and gibs me fat in the City for him to lose next time. Get used to this pile of shit unless someone comes out of left field to attract his guaranteed constituents.

2/22/2013 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And on the same note:

Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America's Most Miserable Cities -- Chicago 4th

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2013/02/21/detroit-tops-2013-list-of-americas-most-miserable-cities/

2/22/2013 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good read: http://www.theonion.com/articles/snowstorm-in-chicago-delays-hundreds-of-morning-mu,31410/

2/22/2013 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAUTION: The following message, may be deemed, to be too sensitive for the politically naive.
It does not matter how a democratic politician rates, in some poll. Here in Illinois and Chicago the Democratic Machine will always win.
The Democratic Machine knows how to line up the Democratic Robots, who will pull the lever, or punch the ticket for them, every time.
"With all Our Rage, We are Still, just Rats in a Cage"

2/22/2013 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's going to be a VRI that operates out of Harrison/Kedzie. Not sure when it starts, but it will be before the killing fields of summer begins.

2/22/2013 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is trying to max out on fundraising to bank enough campaign cash to drive underfunded challengers from the next mayoral field.

He burned through tons of money
against a lackluster field in 2011.
It was enough to allow him to avoid a run-off, but he got a terrible return on his investment.
Emanuel received the lowest vote total of any winning mayoral candidate since 1919 when there were six candidates on the ballot, including the incumbent mayor, the county clerk and state's attorney.

2/22/2013 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A relative has just become a law enforcement officer. She has been on the job for little
Over a month. I have noticed a change in her. I write here because your readers would know.
How long does the it take for someone to go from a civilian to an officer?

2/22/2013 08:09:00 AM



how about you sit down with your 'relative' and ask her?

you know, like an authentic, honest, sincere and loving person would do.

2/22/2013 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Crain's in Rahm's pocket? What happened to the love?

2/22/2013 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill tell you the story of 1124A, it has to do with the M2's that bought a while ago in that area. They demand a police presence in that area and believe its there right to increase the values of there property. I wish i could have that at my house. There is a consortium of liberals who had a master plan to be pioneers (East Garfield Park alliance) and flip there collective properties for 4x what they paid. Well guess what the economy went to sh*% and now they demand everything under the rainbow. Wanna now why the CO gives them a car ? check out the Police Board minutes they go and complain tiredlessly about him on the record. Guess whose in on the scam? aldermen, state reps from that ward etc...oh yeah but dont let them catch you doing anything to violate the darlins civil rights because they will help sue you and in there own very words "they hope all gang tact teams get disbanded and those police get put on footpatrols.

2/22/2013 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous CPD 38+ said...

O.T.

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 46 million people.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because "The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."

This ends today's lesson in irony.

2/22/2013 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: the original purpose of the Lake Street elevated train was to transport gamblers from the Loop to the horse races held at a track near West side of Garfield Park.

This was considered prime real estate a century ago when everyone else was clustered in the central city. Now, it is a wasteland.

2/22/2013 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Rahm is going to find big money to rebuild Malcolm X College and the West Side will rise again.
The honor students trashed the original building in less than forty odd years.

2/22/2013 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will throw some money @ some of the revs. and a couple no show jobs at their flock then get acouple stalking horses and then you have 51%.

2/22/2013 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To reduce the homicides and shootings plaguing Chicago streets, elected officials should consider calling on the state and federal governments for help, even the National Guard if necessary, said a retired Army lieutenant general who spearheaded the military response after Hurricane Katrina.

"Just like we do with any disaster. When the tornado comes, or the floods come, the federal government comes in to help," Russel L. Honore said Thursday at a news conference in Chicago.



http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-74519673/



2/22/2013 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And all of you good little Democrats will still vote for him... just like you did for JJJ and every other corrupt Democrat in Chicago... because you're told to. Either by your (bought and paid for) union hacks, the (bought and paid for) preachers, or the (bought and paid for) media.

2/22/2013 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks Rahm,

Your actions have consequences.

You're the one that ordered the local community mental health centers closed and now instead of these patients being kept out of the system, the taxpayers will foot the $53K/yr bill to hold them in prison and will now also pay for the lawsuits when the guards don't know how to deal with them.

You're an idiot Rahm.

How is this "freeing up much needed dollars" Why don't you just resign. You're over your head.

------------------------------------

By Jason Meisner Tribune reporter

4:51 p.m. CST, February 22, 2013

Two Cook County Jail officers overseeing a high-security psychiatric ward ordered two inmates to beat up another inmate who had angered them, and then tried to cover it up by claiming the victim had attempted suicide, prosecutors said today in court.

“This is what happens to you (expletive) when you step out of line. You disrespect us, we disrespect you,” prosecutors said the women officers announced to the entire tier after the beating last February.

Delphia Sawyer, 31, and Pamela Bruce, 30, both six-year veterans with the sheriff’s office, were charged with official misconduct, obstructing justice, perjury and mob action.

more >> http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-jail-officers-ordered-inmate-beating-prosecutors-say-20130222,0,4809587.story

The jury will find much sympathy in the pictures of this guy with the swollen head, eyes, face.

2/22/2013 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lucifer shook his fist at the Lord and cried 'I would rather rule in Chicago then serve in the Senate!'

2/22/2013 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

This morning, the full SEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS denied Attorney General Lisa Madigan's en banc appeal to overturn Judge Richard Posner's opinion in Moore, et al. v. Madigan.

I'm certain that Madigan and other Chicago-spawned recalcitrant Democratic gun-grabbing politicians will piss away more taxpayer dollars by filing a writ of certiorari before the SCOTUS.

As it stands, the Illinois legislature must legalize concealed carry for qualified law-abiding Illinoisans no later than Saturday, June 8th.

This CONCEALED CARRY topic is cross-referenced on THEE RANT. Click on THEE RANT.

2/22/2013 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous CPD 38+ said...

O.T.

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 46 million people.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because "The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."

This ends today's lesson in irony.

2/22/2013 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rahm! Instead of a 55 million dollar Maggie Daley Park, how about a Murdered Children's Park?

2/22/2013 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is not the focus of the blog, but if anyone knows I would appreciate it. What places in the U.S or to be specific in OH accept a lateral move to their police department? Thank you and I do not mean that I have not had a great experience being a Chicago cop, but I miss my family and I want to be around them. Thank you.

2/22/2013 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there a mechanism for a recall vote?.....meaning, does anyone know what the rules are? (how many voters need to sign, what are the deadlines, etc.)

2/22/2013 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay.....whenever something bad happens, to someone (like shootings, murders, fraudulent contracts, etc.)....does anyone ask....are they connected somehow to.....the City, County, State Democratic party?...anyone look into...who they gave contributions to?....and....as an aside.....who is related to who, and who is friends with who?.....as has been asked.....how about a forensic financial and identity examination.....to determine EXACTLY who is related to who, who has financial dealings with who, with a complete examination of all federal and state tax forms, what they own, let's see their bank accounts, their income and expenses.....and that's just for starters....

2/22/2013 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One term!

Go away how ever you want! Just go away!

2/22/2013 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Once again it is just too much trouble for the Newsletter Committee to give an up to date listing of retirees. The last month of retirees listed were September 2012 in the february 2012 Newsletter. By time the next Newsletter comes out the FOP will be 6 months behind in listing the latest retirees.

6 months!

And they have a standing Committee, chaired by a retiree, who do only the newsletter. These folks are just too overworked to get the list compiled and published in the newsletter. So sorry.

They really must bust their tail to get that 12 page once-a-month newsletter out. Putting the retirees in is just too much for them. Once again, below is the list of the members of the Newsletter Committee. Don't ask them to do anything additional, they are too overworked.

Newsletter Committee
Bill Burns, Chair
Ann Dwyer
John Lipka
Dan O’Brien
Glen Popiela
Russell Schultz

Let's see, a 12 page newsletter, 6 people to put it out, that is 2 pages each. Per month. A month to be responsible for two pages and one of them cannot get a simple list of retirees in anything less than half a year.

2/22/2013 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch the dig at mccarthy that the NRA spokesman gave at the hearing? He said its not the FOID holders shooting out the street lights. Maybe the NRA reads SCC

2/22/2013 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey SCC, whats this rumor I hear about DICS being able to sign up for VRI after March?! Just great, the one thing going well for P.O.'s and now DICS want a piece of the pie too? It's hard enough for a P.O. to make O.T. on a regular basis when from what I hear DICS are doing well on their O.T. Now if they sign up for VRI all they're gonna do is sit at a corner and collect just like they do with CTA and CHA. Let the P.O.'s patrol and DICS investigate.

MG
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DICS are P.O.'s, too....... Now, I'm gunna gets mines $

2/22/2013 12:50:00 PM
This is the only time you would hear a DIC make that statement. If we are equal then I want D2a pay.

2/22/2013 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

World-Class City Mayor?

Last night:

67th and Ashland. GSW D.O.A laying in the streets. Sad day for you -- ain't got no crime lab to come out until the morning. Just let 'em lay there I guess.



It's cold enough out. The body will stay preserved!

2/22/2013 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lucifer shook his fist at the Lord and cried 'I would rather rule in Chicago then serve in the Senate!'

2/22/2013 06:18:00 PM


"And The Lord replied, 'Thou Hast Chosen Poorly, As Usual....', and Farted.

2/23/2013 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A relative has just become a law enforcement officer. She has been on the job for little
Over a month. I have noticed a change in her. I write here because your readers would know.
How long does the it take for someone to go from a civilian to an officer?

2/22/2013 08:09:00 AM

how about you sit down with your 'relative' and ask her?

you know, like an authentic, honest, sincere and loving person would do.

2/22/2013 04:34:00 PM

First of all, Policemen are civilians. We are not the military.

Over a month? Is she still in the Academy?

If you ever talk to her, be sure to tell her that she has virtually no chance of being promoted unless she is clout-heavy.

2/23/2013 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"This is why blogs such as SCC are such a threat to the media and the politicians, and why legislation is being proposed to force posters to reveal their identities.

rb"

2/22/2013 01:04:00 AM


I have no problem with that. My name is Richard M Daley. I swear.

2/23/2013 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clinton looks worn out and in 4 years will be in a rocking chair--- rahmbo doesn't stand a farts chance in a wind storm--- congratulations to the firefighter's pension board on voting down two of the cities proposals--- some of the sgts executive committee should take a field trip over there and see what brass balls really look like....

2/23/2013 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, a 12 page newsletter, 6 people to put it out, that is 2 pages each. Per month. A month to be responsible for two pages and one of them cannot get a simple list of retirees in anything less than half a year.

Or death notices on the FOP website that come out the day after the deceased po is buried. Sometimes, I guess when the person posting them is on furlo, you get no death notices for 2 weeks.

2/23/2013 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A relative has just become a law enforcement officer. She has been on the job for little
Over a month. I have noticed a change in her. I write here because your readers would know.
How long does the it take for someone to go from a civilian to an officer?


Really don't understand your question. How has she changed, for the better or the worse, was hired a month ago or graduated a month ago and what expectations are you looking for??

2/23/2013 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A relative has just become a law enforcement officer. She has been on the job for little
Over a month. I have noticed a change in her. I write here because your readers would know.
How long does the it take for someone to go from a civilian to an officer?

2/22/2013 08:09:00 AM

What are we robots? We work and we go home. The problem is we all become super bullshit detectors and begin to believe everyone is lying to us (Because they do to Police Officers).

The system beats us down, courts are a joke, laws are never enforced (unless against its against a Police Officer or the average citizen with a little money to pay a fine) and we realize that alot of bad people walk among us so we become aware.

Becoming a cop makes you see the ugliness of society out there, but we still are "civilians". If the new Police Officer seems different, its because all that liberal bullshit forced down the unexposed civilians throat, is seen for what it is. Twisted lies and political cover-ups.

Hopefully the PPO isnt additionally stressed by the job being placed in a District with horrible and/or non-existent leadership. Maybe she will get a good FTO. She should move towards the working Police. Listen to everyone and take what you can from them. Ask questions. Learn how to do the job right. Find a good partner. Stay dry, warm and eat well.

Life isnt all warm and fuzzy as the sheltered are made to believe. Hopefully the new Police Officer can adapt and learn to leave the job at work. But the person will never be the same. Police Officers all realize soon enough that we know the answer to everything... :)

PS Let her sit facing the door when you go out to eat.

2/24/2013 04:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have no problem with that. My name is Richard M Daley. I swear."


And I swear at you, Mr. Daley!

;)


rb

2/26/2013 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is the only time you would hear a DIC make that statement. If we are equal then I want D2a pay."


He never said you were equal...


rb

2/26/2013 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is the only time you would hear a DIC make that statement. If we are equal then I want D2a pay."


He never said you were equal...


rb

2/26/2013 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and yet he'll win again because the job is his as long as he wants it. Chicago is a lost cause. Why? Wepubwicans are just so mean and scawwy and waycist!

2/27/2013 02:05:00 AM  

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