Thursday, May 09, 2013

Rahm's Numbers Fall

Did anyone not see this coming?  Is anyone actually surprised?
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces growing voter disenchantment, particularly among African-Americans, even as the overall number approving of his job performance holds steady at the halfway point of his first term, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.

    The survey showed 50 percent approve of the job Emanuel is doing, roughly the same as a year ago. But those disapproving of his job performance stand at 40 percent — up from 29 percent a year before.

    Compared with last year, Emanuel's negatives are up significantly among African-Americans. Now, more black voters disapprove than approve of his handling of the mayor's office. That's turned around from a year ago. Though Emanuel's approval rating among white voters is similar to last May, the number of those who disapprove also is growing.
Rahm is a putz. This was pointed out by many during the run-up until election, but of course, no one listened and almost no one voted. What was the turnout for the mayoral election? 30% or so? And Rahm won just over half of that? So around 15% of Chicago put this guy in charge? And of that 15%, how many with jobs, mortgages, aspirations of getting ahead?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHEEEIIIT!

What's doubly surprising is that the fibune DIDN'T HIDE THIS PIECE BEHIND THEIR PAY-WALL!

Comments section left open too?

Da-fuck is goin' on up in heah?

This is amusing...

The Catered To Constituents getting a LITTLE taste of Rahm's "You'll get nothing and be glad of it" and they're beefing?

>Pffft!<

If everybody else could be so lucky...

Rahm is hell bent on punishing the people who pay the freight.

Snatch-Backs, increases, fines, fees, cuts in Police service and presence for the working taxpayers.

Oh well... Rahm is prying the teeth out of the skulls of the old West and South side clout people with a blunt chisel at the direction of Sparkle-Farts anyways...

Heh... Lenin allegedly said something about "useful idiots?"

Their time of usefulness to the demo-commie cause might be drawing to an end as the Sanctuary City-ites may prove more obedient and devoted to Rahm's agenda.

This shit might actually end up being kinda funny to watch...

5/09/2013 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the genius who wrote this?

"A politician seeking to keep his office, as Emanuel has vowed to do, wants a job approval rating above 50 percent. "

No shit, Sherlock.

5/09/2013 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But those disapproving of his job performance stand at 40 percent — up from 29 percent a year before."


Unfortunately, they'll still vote for him.


rb

5/09/2013 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of discontent with the Obama's Hope and Change in the black community.

(youtube)Professor Griff calls out list of Obama lies

5/09/2013 03:20:00 AM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

Don't you guys see what is going on here? Rahm is done here, moving on to bigger and better things. DART is going to be the next Mayor. He is being groomed for it now. Why do you think he 's on television and radio so much, even for the most trival thing? The party is going to put him on the ballot and the sheep will of course vote for whomever they are told to vote for.

5/09/2013 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes no difference.

Robert Redford is doing a multi-part propaganda piece called "Chicagoland" on the orders of brother Ari. Rahm will be treated as a valiant hero, saving Chicago.

The numbers that count are those polled outside of Chicago.

If his numbers are decent, he's in a great position for President when Hillary implodes (which will happen). He has access to more $$$ then the next three 2nd tier candidates combined.

If something goes wrong with that scenario, he'll take out Kirk.

5/09/2013 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

This fifteen percent are included in Romney's forty seven percent.

5/09/2013 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he can spend city money on bullshit parks and programs and new schools????
Didn't we just close over 50 schools???
Hmmmmmm, I smell something and it stinks

5/09/2013 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

murder capital of the world, doubling sewer/water charges, no free water for churches, gutting the police department, employee pension plan crisis, the cps fiasco, etc... about the only good thing you can say about rahmbo is that he will be out of office in 2 years and they can't come soon enough....

5/09/2013 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then again, the 70% that didn't vote get what they deserve by letting others decide for them.

5/09/2013 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T i noticed the slum-times has a new deal "Homicide Watch" now,
i guess it's an attempt to be hey jackass.com and redeye, and CrimeInChicago.
this sudden change surprise me it's like are they turning on their masters Tiny and Mc535.

5/09/2013 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it; they always show poll results. When and where can I vote in one of these polls?

5/09/2013 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

15%!!! That's unbelievable. We have only ourselves to blame.

5/09/2013 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesnt matter, coppers complain but never vote. They wonder why these mutts on the street get so much, but fail to realize they are more organized.

5/09/2013 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rudy Guiliani for mayor 2015

5/09/2013 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hes giving free water to the reverends, something about if the church has assets of less than one million dollars, they will get the free water and all the real recognized churches will have to pay and bishop francis george rallied for it
And Rahm will be here as long as he wants

5/09/2013 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous We R Doomed said...

What does it matter? Do you think a conservative will beat him in an election in this city? Maybe a westside reverend could beat him in the primary. Yeah--that will work.

5/09/2013 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a bit unfair to blame everything on Rahm, he inherited city that's broke, with declining revenues, crumbling infrastructure. I am not trying to defend him - would you want his job? Am I the only one that thinks quality of life in Chicago is on the decline? Rahm or no Rahm, things will only get worse, just hope not Detroit worse.

5/09/2013 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Heh... Anything from the reeking and leaking anal whore local media about Rahm's approval rating of blacks?

>Crickets like a Mutha Up In Heah!<

Take.
A.
GOOD.
LOOK.
At his staff...

Why... He's such an urbane, well educated and eminently qualified municipal CEO (Snicker!) capable of scouring this country for heat shields and fall-guys to further his agenda, and could not find any educated and capable blacks worthy of being in his inner circle?

Tad bit of hypocrite?

>Blink!<

We must've missed something...
Perhaps? Perhaps not?

Y'all good peoples (and folks) go on ahead and marinate and fementate on that funky bit of business right there.

Yes... Without any experience running a corporation/business or an educational background in the same, he gets to "run" Chicago?

B.A. in Dance/Performing Arts?

M.S. in Fuckery, Propaganda and The Strategic Use of Slippery Syntax and Weasel Speak in the Public Arena?

Whoops! Uhh... M.S. in "COMMUNICATIONS..."

Sorry about that... We were almost distracted by a freshly twisted balloon animal of distraction.

Hmmmm...

As time goes by the rumors seem to take on the shine of truth.

The little narrow-assed Darth Sidious from the North Shore openly sassed FLOTUS or right-hand woman Valerie Jarrett and got bounced from the White House?

That he may have "something" on certain "somebodies" resulted in the political détente move of him being "plugged in" as mayor?

Keepin' up appearances like all is hunky-dory in the Hopey Changey arena?

Sparkle-Farts must be mad as 10 muthafuckahs at Chicago to afflict us so!

"Rahm's Numbers Fall"

Here it comes... Same as it ever was...

NEW STRATEGY! - NEW STRATEGY!

The predictable City Hall blizzard of announcements and initiatives.

Slanted anti-Police hit pieces...

The usual visual noise and auditory clutter from the propaganda apparatus of Chicago.

As tragically comedic as watching a clown funeral getting hit by a circus train...

Just calling it as we see it...

5/09/2013 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/09/2013 03:20:00 AM

Blogger Big Daddy said...
Don't you guys see what is going on here? Rahm is done here, moving on to bigger and better things. DART is going to be the next Mayor. He is being groomed for it now. Why do you think he 's on television and radio so much, even for the most trival thing? The party is going to put him on the ballot and the sheep will of course vote for whomever they are told to vote for.

5/09/2013 05:25:00 AM

No Dart.
Preckwinkle wants it. Everything she says and does shows it, which is why she is all over the media outlets, talking about the injustices brown and black people are subjected to. Emptying the jails and advocating for rights for the poor and downtrodden is how she works to curry favor. She is campaigning 24/7 and she is the right demographic.
Nope; no Dart.

5/09/2013 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Rahm surely has a new and higher fine for this under his latest attack on bicycle riders and tickets, right?

'Oh, Ricky': Man shot dead while riding bicycle


Rahm, get those NATO tourist to rent those city bikes so we can ticket them and raise city evenue for another Daley park or Daley monument!

Hurry please!

Also can we get an update on the Haydia film from Hollywood -- we cannot allow that heartbreaking story go to waste. We must monitize and politicize it and win the hearts and minds of the voters.

F*** the thousands of others that have been shot or died in this city. None of them were going to be anything. They weren't on the campaign donor lists and didn't attend any Obama party. Eff 'em.

Let's make some calls and get those cameras rollin' baby. The untold story or something like that can be in the title.

5/09/2013 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If Israel goes to all out war with Syria will rahm have to report for duty to protect his country? Or is rahm out of the reserves now?

5/09/2013 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put two and two together my friends.

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Foreclosure auctions rise in Cook County

Chicago Tribune-by Mary Ellen Podmolik-13 hours ago

Almost 3,000 residential properties in Cook County were scheduled for foreclosure auctions in April, a level not seen since August 2010.

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That story is pitched from a point of view that Chicago real estate has bottomed and the final clearing out of forclosure property is being sold.

Yippie, we have turned the corner and things must be getting better because people are buying.

But wait!! What is this???

----

REIT to snap up more local foreclosures with IPO cash

Chicago Tribune-1 hour ago

An Arizona-based firm keen on owning foreclosed homes in the Chicago area and elsewhere as rental properties began trading Thursday on ..

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Umm-huh, it's mostly investment outfits funded by the elite banking industry looking to flip properies again that are buying. That's what it looks like to me. Not people getting living wage jobs in Chicago and upgrading their standards of living.

Good luch with that gamble.

If it fails who cares because win of lose the CEO's and their management get rewarded with bonuses and outlandish wages anyways.

Foreclosures are just another tool.

The dumb-azz shareholders will be left holding the bag as the executives say sorry we tried that and it didn't work.

It's just one more tool that the corporate bankers used to create the next ponzi scheme.

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Chicago Tribune-by Mary Ellen Podmolik-Apr 11, 2013

In the Chicago area, first-quarter foreclosure activity fell in Cook County, both compared with 2012's fourth quarter and with a year ago. DuPage

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Question is are the numbers actually falling or did the banks just decide to sit on the processing of them for awhile so they are not being counted making them a zombie foreclosure?

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Zombie foreclosure statistics scary
Chicago Tribune-Apr 20, 2013

A Realtor in Miami looks in the window of a foreclosed home she is set to show to a prospective buyer this month. According to a report ...

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The figures don't lie but the liars can figure.

5/09/2013 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate that guy.. is a fairly common comment at bkyard bbqs.

5/09/2013 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ha Gov Quinn and media propagands.

Get a load of this.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Coal Exports Set Record in 2012, Fuel Economic Growth

New Report Forecasts More Gains for Illinois Coal as Global Demand Rises

{...}.. Illinois exported a record 13 million tons of coal in 2012, a five-fold increase from 2.5 million tons in 2010...


WOW, A FIVE-FOLD increase!!

A record!! Did you see that we set a record! We must be really pulling in the dough with this coal industry eh.. Our worries are over! /sarcasm

Where's all the hiring for this increase production?

Well, hey wait a minute futher down it reads...

Total Illinois coal output rose 25 percent to 47.2 million tons in 2012, up from 37.8 million tons in 2011

How do you get a five fold increase in exports with only a 25% increase in production?

Ooooh COAL EXPORTS increased five-fold overall -- production only increased 25 percent. That means there must of been a significant drop in local demand for coal. But that's still 25% more money because more coal == more money right.

Ummm no.

Coal market to remain oversupplied this decade - Deutsche Bank


Reuters reported that the global thermal coal market will remain oversupplied this decade as dwindling demand for the fuel clashes with rising production.

Deutsche Bank said that thermal coal prices have already dropped around 30% since last peaking in 2011 after the nuclear reactor meltdown at Japan's Fukushima power station triggered a boom in coal and gas imports from the world's third biggest economy.

Since then, healthy production from coal exporters such as Australia, South Africa and Colombia have clashed with slowing demand from key users in North America, Europe and China and this trend was set to continue until 2020....


So there you have it. Illinois is exporting 25% more coal but at a 30% lower price. Now add in the increases in diesel fuel to ship it all and ask yourself what is happening to the profit margins here.

Futhermore, how is it that this Illinois report paints a glowing picture of future Global demand as other reports come in reporting a glut and oversupply and related price drops?

The Illinois report on coal released by Gov Quinn talks about increased tonnage. But I challenge you to find any mention about the drop in prices or actual dollars of coal sales in that P.R,

How is 25% more coal sold at a 30% lower price "fueling economic growth" in Illinois as stated in the title of Quinn's P.R.?

THe net result of this is that people are working harder for less, right? Think about it. Nice try Gov.

5/09/2013 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There just are not enough dead people to get this prick re-elected.
Hope he runs for Gov., Senate, dog catcher etc.

5/09/2013 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Anne B. said...

I'm surprised the disapproval number is as high as 40 percent. The way those surveys are worded, it's almost impossible to put across a negative reply if the person who commissioned the survey really, really wants to be praised.

5/09/2013 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember this bumper sticker

RHAM LIED
PEOPLE DIED

5/09/2013 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always respected CPD and CFD but I dont miss this Rahma lama ding dong city one bit....A city with such great potential that got ruined by F head mayors and aldermen.

joe average citizen

5/09/2013 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous a chumbalone said...

robert redford will ride a white horse to save rhams ass via CNN.

5/09/2013 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so much for city being 9.5's stepping stone to "bigger and better" things. hope this is the end of the road for the idiot.

5/09/2013 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous We R Doomed said...

What does it matter? Do you think a conservative will beat him in an election in this city? Maybe a westside reverend could beat him in the primary. Yeah--that will work.

5/09/2013 11:38:00 AM



when was the last time a conservative was able to get onto the mayoral ballot?

did movies even have sound then?

tap into that 70% of registered voters who've given up all hope of having anyone worth more than shit to vote for.

then the riff raff voters won't mean shit.

5/09/2013 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a bit unfair to blame everything on Rahm, he inherited city that's broke, with declining revenues, crumbling infrastructure. I am not trying to defend him - would you want his job? Am I the only one that thinks quality of life in Chicago is on the decline? Rahm or no Rahm, things will only get worse, just hope not Detroit worse.

5/09/2013 11:43:00 AM



he didn't inherit shit.

he wanted it and he got it.

what he's been doing with it is the same shit that shitpants did.

only difference is, he's not as slick as ex-mayor gigglepuss.

5/09/2013 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a Conservative,Well Spoken,Self Made Black Mayor. Until we do,the Mayor with continue to be Douchebag like this one.

5/09/2013 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't see right through this treacherous, vile little scumbag, you just aren't looking. He's almost like a Sat Night Live Skit with an evil Mayor,but he's just not funny.

5/09/2013 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be deceived by the bullshit headline..... this was contrived specifically as cover for some fucking free cash giveaway to the gangster black community in this city.

Bullshit headline how Emanuel's numbers show what a dickhead he is, then he's justified when he pisses away a few more million on bullshit that benefits only the non-working black population of this city.

Look for some bullshit new park, new free daycare or some other giveaway that takes the welfare paychecks off the backs of their parents every day so they can fuck off and sell dope without having to diaper their checks.

It's bullshit, this kind of shit doesn't happen without a reason, and OUR money's gonna be given away once again to those who vote Emanuel.

5/09/2013 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another case of democraps in jobs they are unable to perform.

5/09/2013 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Anita can declare Republican in time to take Mayor's seat and the party in a new direction, later cleaning up the Governor's office and finally following up Jeb's two terms, becoming the nation's first woman president.

5/09/2013 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm reminds me of the guy who gets up to go to the bathroom, when its his turn to buy a round.

5/09/2013 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
It's a bit unfair to blame everything on Rahm, he inherited city that's broke, with declining revenues, crumbling infrastructure. I am not trying to defend him - would you want his job? Am I the only one that thinks quality of life in Chicago is on the decline? Rahm or no Rahm, things will only get worse, just hope not Detroit worse.

5/09/2013 11:43:00 AM



he didn't inherit shit.

he wanted it and he got it.

what he's been doing with it is the same shit that shitpants did.

only difference is, he's not as slick as ex-mayor gigglepuss.

5/09/2013 05:29:00 PM<<<

Rahm is slicker than a frog in a cesspool. When he commented on those "changes" he announced on the infamous PARKING METER DEAL saying this make a bad deal not so bad why didn't he announce that a criminal investigation of this deal was getting started. See if bribes were paid or secret back door rewards were had by our Aldermen or other city officials. Is he waiting for the statute of limitations to expire or Richie Daley passes away.

5/09/2013 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhams Friends have abandoned him

5/10/2013 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He Won By How Many votes???????

5/10/2013 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VP in 2016

5/10/2013 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prickwinkle better hurry up and get to be mayor while a black might still be elected to that office. The black population of Chicago is trending down. White population is stable, Hispanic is trending up. This city will only have whites and Hispanics as mayor from here on. Unless of course, we get another bout of white flight. Blacks are done in Chicago as far as being Mayor. Hispanics are beginning to move into Englewood. It won't take more than 12 families to take over the area. No one lives there anymore. Hell, someone said Maywood is changing to Hispanic now.

5/10/2013 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Prickwinkle better hurry up and get to be mayor while a black might still be elected to that office. The black population of Chicago is trending down. White population is stable, Hispanic is trending up. This city will only have whites and Hispanics as mayor from here on. Unless of course, we get another bout of white flight. Blacks are done in Chicago as far as being Mayor. Hispanics are beginning to move into Englewood. It won't take more than 12 families to take over the area. No one lives there anymore. Hell, someone said Maywood is changing to Hispanic now.

5/10/2013 02:39:00 AM

Harold Washington died in office during second term. Eugene Sawyer served out Washington's second term. That's it!! You talk as if this city has had numerous black mayors.

5/10/2013 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't be deceived by the bullshit headline..... this was contrived specifically as cover for some fucking free cash giveaway to the gangster black community in this city.

Bullshit headline how Emanuel's numbers show what a dickhead he is, then he's justified when he pisses away a few more million on bullshit that benefits only the non-working black population of this city.

Look for some bullshit new park, new free daycare or some other giveaway that takes the welfare paychecks off the backs of their parents every day so they can fuck off and sell dope without having to diaper their checks.

It's bullshit, this kind of shit doesn't happen without a reason, and OUR money's gonna be given away once again to those who vote Emanuel.

5/09/2013 07:13:00 PM

Will someone please tell me where I can get the "free" money the poster is talking about along with an Obama phone. I'm black and I have not received either one. Also, I understand that whites received gasoline cards during the Bush administration;if anyone still has one with a balance on it let me know. Black Man.

5/10/2013 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is not a putz he's a shmekel.

5/11/2013 10:59:00 AM  

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