Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Fioretti Exploring a Run

  • Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it.

    The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed today that he has hired a campaign adviser. And today that aide posted to a political job board a message seeking four top staffers for a potential run for mayor.

    “Chicago mayoral campaign seeks senior staff” the posting reads, notifying potential applicants of openings for a campaign manager, finance director, field director and communications director for a “progressive challenger.” The post does not name Fioretti as the candidate, but lists his new political adviser, Michael Kolenc, as the contact.
Better than Rahm. Better than Karen. And seriously, what have we got to lose besides a dancing midget who hates our guts and a racist commie whack job? Expect more stalking horses to chop up every voting block in existence.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will he stop the influx of illegals and change the sanctuary city status? If so, he has my vote

8/06/2014 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter. This guy might be a little better than Rahm and Karen but the damage has been done. The only thing you and me can do is hold on tight to the nearest light pole and hope the storm that is soon coming doesn't whisk us away.

8/06/2014 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Progressive? Trade one progressive for another progressive, seems ideal. Run from this as fast as you possibly can. Progressives are nothing but socialists wrapped up in ribbons and smelling like roses to make them more appealing to the voters.

8/06/2014 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless this guy can pull a billion dollars out of his ass to contribute to our pension what difference does it make who's the mayor.

8/06/2014 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He couldn't be any worse than what we have. Would love to see Raccoon Eyes lose. Won't change the death spiral this town is in. Taxpayers are leaving in droves.

8/06/2014 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he runs Rahm will have the sheriff run to split the vote.

8/06/2014 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot:
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is in service for 125 years so they honored the President for 27 years of service by dedicating a garden in her name. Pretty nice. December will finish her last elected term of office, her last month of employment there...how are others honored, say for being a Policeman or a Fireman...risking ones life daily?? Who is better, Ms. Meany or the Officer? Keep on spending that money and praise, praise, praise.



8/06/2014 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what up with those supervisor up north they transfer in from other districts and forget where they came from . if you are in paradise island working why are be so anal refrain from being such as assholes. most of you don't know what the f%%k you are doing anyway. throwing your weight around does not make anyone popular grow the fk up.

8/06/2014 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great another police hater.

8/06/2014 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was my alderman, what a jag. He always spoke I'll of the police. Let's see how much better than Rahm and Karen, when he takes your uniform and duty availability.

8/06/2014 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the odds rahm is loading up the challengers to split the vote in a major way so he can again win? It's the Chicago way! Wonder how much challengers will get from the rahm team ?

8/06/2014 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little problem $$$$.

Big Karen has name recognition.

Just worry about who cares about are pensions.

If you get bogged down on all the other crap you won't even vote.

8/06/2014 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is easier to spell than Waguespuck

8/06/2014 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all of those who think Fioretti is a good choice you may want to think again.

Ask the Calumet City Cops and other South Suburban Police Officers.

Fioretti who is an attorney made his money from suing Police Officers.

I will be retired shortly and thankfully wont have to worry about who is da mayor.

8/06/2014 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has my vote. It will be a good day when rahm is gone.

8/06/2014 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone but Rahm !

8/06/2014 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Chuck Ramsey has an old overcoat in a Chicago residence . He would be a good leader for. Every citizen of Chicago .

8/06/2014 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was told Fioretti has cancer...?

8/06/2014 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Valiant Knight said...

Just heard the aldermanic good say he's willing to impose a commuter tax for anyone who lives outside city and travels in for work. AND, he also wants to add a tax on every transaction that the exchanges do here.

Yep he's great for Chicago, if your intention is to destroy if more than the other Demoncrat idiots have.

8/06/2014 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe this is the best this city has to offer. Disgraceful!

8/06/2014 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



The more candidates, the more the vote is split, ensuring a win for 9.5

8/06/2014 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of you conservatives should run for mayor. I'm sure every disgruntled police officer will collect petition signatures for your candidacy. Also, I know your fellow officers will donate money to your campaign. Step up to the plate!

8/06/2014 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was Rahm at F O P yesterday? Anyone?

8/06/2014 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not only vote for Fioretti, I would donate to his campaign, and volunteer for his campaign.

"Anybody but Rahm". And Karen Lewis as well.

Not a cop.

8/06/2014 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ot:
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is in service for 125 years so they honored the President for 27 years of service by dedicating a garden in her name. Pretty nice. December will finish her last elected term of office, her last month of employment there...how are others honored, say for being a Policeman or a Fireman...risking ones life daily?? Who is better, Ms. Meany or the Officer? Keep on spending that money and praise, praise, praise.

Clout city. They have a water filtratration plant with offices at 1000 E/ Ohio near Navy Pier .but the Water Reclamation District has their offices on Michigan Ave. What does that tell you.

8/06/2014 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody but a ubershortshankfurter Rahm.
I prefer Karen Lewis only for her unionesque tenacity.
Fioretti, as a civil rights attorney made a bundle with (settled out of court) lawsuits against the City over police issues.
So, maybe Rahm found his shill.
Karen Lewis for 4 years might be the next Harold.

8/06/2014 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd tell him to go for it he faces evil shitheads though but just may pull it off.

8/06/2014 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get away from this sanctuary city shit and you will have a chance.

8/06/2014 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that this bleached blonde bachelor was a supporter of the Fred Hampton honorary street sign in the 012th District. And the campaign slogan should be, "Fuck Fioretti".

8/06/2014 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
what up with those supervisor up north they transfer in from other districts and forget where they came from . if you are in paradise island working why are be so anal refrain from being such as assholes. most of you don't know what the f%%k you are doing anyway. throwing your weight around does not make anyone popular grow the fk up.

8/06/2014 04:25:00 AM

Maybe they have developed an intolerance for the functionally illiterate.

8/06/2014 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy would be a God-send after Rahm the dictator.

8/06/2014 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Bunker Hill to Antietam, from Somme to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Viet Nam to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave Americans died to preserve our democracy. The landscape of the south is scarred with the remnants of burning crosses and memories of lynchings. Again, these brave Americans succeeded and gave all for the scared right to vote. Now, Rahm Emanuel has decided that their blood and sacrifice means nothing. He has decided that one man one vote no longer matters. All that matters is millions of dollars raised by those who will buy our votes by those who plan to gain from his administration. And that is what his Chicago First PAC is all about. Its only purpose is to trade campaign cash for future favors and to eliminate any form of opposition to his tyrannical hold over the city council. Anyone who disagrees will be eliminated (i.e.redistricted out), like Bob Fioretti was when he stood up for the people. Or to beat in an election any member of a Progressive caucus like the 8 alderman Rahm, and his crew is targeting. His history is clear. He has traded campaign donations for taxpayer dollars with the DePaul Stadium, Whole Foods, Marianos and the list goes on and on. Those who gave all are uncomfortable in their graves today knowing that their ultimate sacrifice is being taken away by a petty dictator.

8/06/2014 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best candidate for mayor is William Kelly, the least liberal candidate, in that race. His site is www.williamjkellyforchicago.com.

Phil Collins

8/06/2014 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when I was in the 011 District and Fioretti was running for Alderman. He was just a jagoff south loop attorney that loved to sue the police. He had a bus stop bench with his name, law office info at Harrison/Western advertising he specialized in excessive force cases and police misconduct.
Yes, I would vote for him over Rahm, but this guy hates the police too.

8/06/2014 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Surge comes to ISP...

Illinois State Police to join CPD in searching for fugitives

They even call them surge teams.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/chi-illinois-state-police-to-join-cpd-in-searching-for-fugitives-20140806-story.html

8/06/2014 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fiorreti is no friend of the police,remember Burge and brutality complaints from the southside revs. plaeger & company, Fiorreti was right their in the picture backing them and demanding an investigation into numerous false charges. Always keep that memory cap on when these politicians all of a sudden want the backing of the police.

8/06/2014 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've known Karen Lewis for a while. Not a racist and supportive of police and union. May not be everyone's choice, but definitely much better than Rahm.

8/06/2014 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just look at the Uhaul rentals from chicago to dallas. You can rent a truck from dallas to go to chicago for around 450. It will cost almost 3times as much for a truck from chicago to dallas. You want the status of a cit¥ or state -look at the uhaul rates. Not perfect ( seasonal) but it usually tells a story.

8/06/2014 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forget him vote for my man rudy guiliani for mayor 2015 also lt johnny g. o16 unit for alderman of the 41st ward , we really strong leadership and these two can do it.

8/06/2014 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Marion Mims said...

You are right on the money SCC
the gate to the corral is sitting
wait for the stalking horse to
stampede if necessary.
But why can't the third and fourth
place wannabes stay out of the
running instead of making it
difficult for the challenger to
have a chance of getting the fifty-one percent or at least forcing a
run-off ? Those individuals needs
to have their behinds whipped because they know they don't have
a snowballs chance in Hell of winning. This is why we end-up with losers as our "political"
representatives from the white house to the state house and chicago city haul. Think about keeping your money for YOUR needs,
not theirs, then make your selection.
Once they are in there, they are there for life, theirs, not yours,
then they become like a bad habit,
hard to get rid of.

8/06/2014 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually like this guy. I've seen him in the past at more than a few police funerals, and not mugging for any cameras...just showing up to pay respects. I'm okay with that.

8/06/2014 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti worked at corp counsel for years

8/06/2014 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why was Rahm at F O P yesterday? Anyone?

8/06/2014 09:38:00 AM


He was there looking for Shields to return the cuff links.

8/06/2014 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

larry dominick the mayor of cicero for our mayor 2015

8/06/2014 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a female Hispanic to run for mayor .

8/06/2014 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...
Why was Rahm at F O P yesterday? Anyone?

8/06/2014 09:38:00 AM
Let us guess! Here ya go maybe offering dean the friends and family jobs plan to keep his mouth shut about funding the pension, and to keep dragging the no contract for street coppers along!

8/06/2014 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Fiorreti is no friend of the police,remember Burge and brutality complaints from the southside revs. plaeger & company, Fiorreti was right their in the picture backing them and demanding an investigation into numerous false charges. Always keep that memory cap on when these politicians all of a sudden want the backing of the police.

8/06/2014 01:51:00 PM

Yes! Remember how much Rahm supports us and respects us! Oh, wait...

8/06/2014 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt. Saunders (ret) said...

Ivecseen Fioretti seferal times at various event's and he has always been polite, respectful and spoke hp for the police. Just sayin.

8/06/2014 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... Anonymous said...
...that this bleached blonde bachelor was a supporter of the Fred Hampton honorary street sign..."
8/06/2014 10:51:00 AM

– half correct sir, bleached blond...Yes.
Voted for the sign...No.
Militant Black Panther supporter Ald. Haithcock (who he later unseated) sponsored the resolution but it never had a majority to pass. Also, some melon headed aldermen voted for a Fred Hampton Day, saying "they thought it was for Bears (Hall of Fame defensive tackle) Dan Hampton".
Point - aldermen don't and won't make good mayors.

8/06/2014 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we need a class of EVIDENCE TECHNICIANS!promote em, weneed em!

8/06/2014 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all your infomation Fioretti represented the Illinois State Police and Calumet city. He was also 100% against the Hampton sign. Learn your facts guys, he is a law and order pro cop alderman who was redistricted out of his ward by Rahm because he was vocal against Rahm and McCarthy's crime stat games and Fioretti wanted more cops.

8/06/2014 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still wonder what the hell Rahm has on Preckwinkle.

8/06/2014 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually like this guy. I've seen him in the past at more than a few police funerals, and not mugging for any cameras...just showing up to pay respects. I'm okay with that.

8/06/2014 02:37:00 PM

Look this guys made money suing us. Don't jump from the pan to the fire. There's got to be someone. Else to stand behind. I'm not voting for this guy either. I'm tired of having leaders of this city screw the workers over. Things are bad enough. Why can't Dart run?

8/06/2014 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why was Rahm at F O P yesterday? Anyone?

8/06/2014 09:38:00 AM
Let us guess! Here ya go maybe offering dean the friends and family jobs plan to keep his mouth shut about funding the pension, and to keep dragging the no contract for street coppers along!

8/06/2014 05:22:00 PM

Maybe giving Dean some pointers on how to handle his interview on Chicago Tonight this evening? If so, he was unsuccessful. (Never met the man, but I wasn't impressed with his performance.)

8/06/2014 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Dahl For Mayor.

8/06/2014 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone really think the northside would be better off with the likes of fioretti, lewis, sposato or any of these bleeding hearts?

careful what you wish for.

8/06/2014 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless this guy can pull a billion dollars out of his ass to contribute to our pension what difference does it make who's the mayor.

8/06/2014 12:30:00 AM

He can do that. Right now...if you think about it...90% of the money in Chicago is in the 2nd Ward and the 42nd Ward

8/07/2014 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last republican mayor was William H. Thompson (1927–1931). If anyone thinks a republican will ever be elected to the office of mayor in Chicago, then you've been smoking that happy stick for too long. Unfortunately Thompson was just as corrupt as the democrats who followed him.

8/07/2014 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want a mayoral candidate who moves to undo residency.
Then, after that, just cancel my pension. You want to free up the city from all the unfunded pension liability once and for all?
Give me everything I've put in so far, plus the employer contribution, tax-free.

Then, stop deducting the 9 per cent you've been taking out of my paychecks. Then add the 9 per cent you're supposed to be contributing to match.

Then add 2 per cent since that's all you're giving me in a raise after all this phony "contract negotiation."

After that, I'll be a mature, responsible adult, and worry about my own retirement, since all your so-called pension "fund managers" and "investment advisers" couldn't seem to do anything but create an insolvent mess but still make sure to take their 7 figure commissions on failed investments and other schemes.

8/07/2014 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is in service for 125 years so they honored the President for 27 years of service by dedicating a garden in her name. Pretty nice. December will finish her last elected term of office, her last month of employment there...how are others honored, say for being a Policeman or a Fireman...risking ones life daily?? Who is better, Ms. Meany or the Officer? Keep on spending that money and praise, praise, praise.

Clout city. They have a water filtratration plant with offices at 1000 E/ Ohio near Navy Pier .but the Water Reclamation District has their offices on Michigan Ave. What does that tell you.

8/06/2014 10:31:00 AM


The official address is 100 E Erie. They could be somewhere much cheaper, like office space in one of the County buildings.

Did you know that one of the commissioners is Patrick D. Thompson, noted expert on water treatment and reclamation? Not really, When he was running he gave as his qualifications for office as a deep concern for water and he took a course in college once on that stuff. This is his first elective office. Others made way for him.

He also is grandson of Richard J. Daley.

That bothers me a lot more than offices on/near Michigan Ave.

8/07/2014 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian Doherty, a stand up guy, our only hope.

8/07/2014 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd, an attorney who before he joined the City Council extracted a $9 million wrongful-conviction settlement from the city in 2006, says of Mr. Loevy: “He's developed a very specific niche that makes it difficult for even the outside attorneys who are battling him to overcome.” Hmm suing police for wrongful convictions, and mentioned in the same article as Loevy.

8/07/2014 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want the status of a cit¥ or state -look at the uhaul rates

Sorry, Chicago's just more expensive. Recently looked into renting a cargo van - three times more expensive to rent in Chicago than in Detroit ! Not because people are leaving in droves for Detroit.

8/07/2014 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lewis undecided. , she should just support fiordtti , get petitions to reduce alderman on nov ballot .

8/07/2014 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

The opposition vote will be split.
Rahm will weasel back in.

Lesson (and keeses) over.

8/07/2014 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


The more candidates, the more the vote is split, ensuring a win for 9.5


8/06/2014 09:28:00 AM

Bingo!

8/08/2014 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit, or get off the pot: Recognize the fact that the time is right--RIGHT NOW--to get behind and show support for sincere and brave challengers Fioretti or Lewis or whomever, or take it up the wazoo by unpre-DICK-table asshole Emanuel for another 4, possibly eternity more years. Put this psycho-bitch man-child--and us--out of misery. Carpe diem.

8/08/2014 11:19:00 AM  

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