Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Burke Gets In on the Act

Is he for real? Or is he "inoculating" Rahm from further criticisms by "addressing" the issue in a hearing:
  • An influential alderman on Monday took aim at one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects by describing last weekend’s inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival as “the fiasco on the river.”

    [...] “What can you tell me about the fiasco on the river over the weekend, the Chicago Fire Festival?” Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, asked an Emanuel administration official Monday during a Budget Committee meeting that did not have the subject on its agenda. “Were there any taxpayer dollars involved in that event?”
Really Ed? We guess it's kind of obvious that Ed is merely providing cover for Rahm. The taxpayer element was covered extensively in the lame-stream media for weeks leading up to the fiasco. Weren't you paying attention as $350 grand walked out the door?
  • “One would think to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of one of the most significant events in Chicago’s history, there ought to be a better way of doing it,” said Burke, a longtime student of city history. “One would think if there’s enough money to spend on something like this that maybe the money would be better spent being contributed to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help feed people that are going hungry, or to donate to a shelter that takes care of abused women, or many such things.”

    Asked if the city should do it again, Burke responded: “What’s the old adage? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I think that applies.” On Sunday, both Redmoon and city officials told the Tribune that they planned to try again.
Wait a minute....where's the call for a full accounting of the taxpayer money spent? Where's the receipts for material? The stores the material was bought? Who wired this disaster? How much was paid to the workers? Who were the workers? You know what we wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find out? That a sizable portion of this money found its way into connected pockets.

In the meantime, the quotes from the Redmoon softballs are something to behold:
  • "We had been building up anticipation of those houses burning. It's not an unfair expectation that they should have burned and burned spectacularly," said Jim Lasko, executive art director for Redmoon Theater, which produced the show in partnership with the city of Chicago.

  • Lasko, who first expressed his hope for a second shot Sunday on his Twitter account, said the motifs were "symbolic inner core reflections of Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal."

  • "The houses didn't burn, and that was sad," he said. "It's hard not to feel like we're being challenged to embrace our message, which is to have grit and resilience and come back and do it better." Lasko said one of the group's failures was not coming up with a backup plan that didn't rely on the same electrical connections that failed to ignite the houses.
That is some excellent blather right there folks. A lot of words and not a coherent thought in the bunch.

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85 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sharks in the water!!!

10/07/2014 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see? They have to throw money at it now.

It's like Hurricane Katrina where failure was rewarded with more money.

It defies logic.

10/07/2014 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its been known to rain on occasion in Chicago, not to mention that this event took place on the water. Didn't anyone think to waterproof the wiring/ignition system? Obviously not.

10/07/2014 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Lasko has a bright future in politics.

He talks alot and it's all nonsense.

10/07/2014 12:44:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

This fiasco would make the perfect MasterCard commercial:

* Years spent planning a thespian exhibit: 2

* RedMoon man hours spent on thespian
exhibit: 20,000

* City of Chicago contribution toward thespian
exhibit: $350K

* No one being smart enough to cover thespian
exhibit with a tarp prior to its unveiling in the event inclimate weather would hamper its performance?:

PRICELESS

10/07/2014 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Janulis said...

How much money has the city wasted providing round the clock police protection for Ed Burke (valet/chauffeur service actually) over the years ? For this piece of shit to bitch over this is laughable.

Ald. burke and austin have been chairmen of Finance and Budget committee for decades collectively, passing every flawed budget Daley put forth that has put the city in crapper financially. yet they squawk about this ?

Maybe the corpulent Commissioner Michelle Boone ate the matches ?

God must not like Rahm either....rained out Taste of Chicago, Air and Water Show and crapped on this event all losing millions of dollars in the process.

10/07/2014 01:04:00 AM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

Yeah, here's ANOTHER $350,000.
Let's see if you can get it right this time!

Don't worry though... There's always more where that came from!


Pension obligation?

Huh? What pension obligation?

10/07/2014 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A magnificent idea went a tiny bit awry. Unseasonable weather caused by global warming prevented a proper burn. Otherwise, the event would have flamed and the populace would heve been historically thrilled.

10/07/2014 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

― Margaret Thatcher

10/07/2014 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you just love the new found concern for the cities money. How much did it cost for Berks security detail flunky doorman driver the last 30 years to protect somebody nobody cares about anyway

10/07/2014 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So rahm wants to give the Fire Festival a second chance. Isn't that the Chicago way; if it doesn't work the first time give it a second chance, what could go wrong? . . . Shithead with a felony conviction, give him a second chance and let him out early . . . Corrupt city official, give him a second chance and reelect or rehire him . . . Connected contractor builds a shit city building or facility thats falling down, give him a second chance and pay him to build it again. The only second chance I hope to never see is another term for the missing digit midget that some people call mayor.

10/07/2014 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“One would think to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of one of the most significant events in Chicago’s history, there ought to be a better way of doing it,” said Burke,..


You don't "celebrate" a tragedy that took the lives of hundreds of people numbnuts. You can commemorate, memorialize, observe, remember etc., but you don't celebrate it.

10/07/2014 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

― Margaret Thatcher

10/07/2014 01:46:00 AM

Yeah, we get it. Are you going to post it on every topic?

10/07/2014 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't CARE that the ill-conceived effigy failed to burn.

I care that this entire farce was OFFENSIVE. Celebrating a tragedy is evidence of mental illness.

10/07/2014 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All The Policeman has to do is sit back and watch all of these "smart" people like Rahm, Burke, Lasko et al. roll around on the ground biting each other's ankles as they try to deflect blame, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and try to put clothes on this charred grinning skeleton of a fiasco and slide it out on stage as a good idea worthy of being tried again?

>Stage curtain rises to reveal said crispy skeleton grinning and staring sightlessly at the audience as people fall over each other trying to vacate as Rahm is energetically putting his hands together in applause... Even his minions are fucking gobsmacked at what they're seeing<

...Or something like that.

More people SHOULD see a working definition of "crazy" play out right before their very eyes.

How about an open casket funeral procession up the 4200 block of N. Hermitage for every Homicide victim from here on out?

Since mayor "All for me and shit on you churls" aka "Li'l One Percentah" wants to celebrate a horrific event of death and destruction so damned bad...

This city is vexed and beset from all sides by these smarter than everybody else loons currently running the show.

10/07/2014 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Fourth of July fireworks

10/07/2014 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pure theater.......the city council is like professional wrestling...all scripted good guys and bad guys.
Who is the money behind Red Moon?

10/07/2014 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That comes out to how many thousand per word of nonsense?

10/07/2014 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Shitcagos politicians said they spent 350 thousand of TAXPAYER dollars, that means they spent at least twice that much. Shitcago taxpayers are so generous. Hah.

10/07/2014 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city and it's politicians disgust me.

10/07/2014 06:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

What a joke.

10/07/2014 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke, the Chairman of the City's Finance Committee, wanted to know if taxpayer money was used for the "fiasco on the river"??

If he doesn't know, than what is he doing in that job? He is supposed to be in charge of stuff like, you know, appropriating money for fiascos.

10/07/2014 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is quoted from City of Chicago website::

"As Chairman of the City Council's powerful Committee on Finance, Alderman Burke holds the city's purse strings and is responsible for all legislative matters pertaining to the city's finances, including municipal bonds, taxes and revenue matters. Alderman Burke became Chairman for the second time in 1989. He previously served from 1983 to 1987. He also serves as a member of the Chicago Plan Commission."

Listening to Burke question the fiasco after it was over was like watching the Giudices tv interview last night with Andy Cohen. Play dumb, shift the blame, absolute bullshit. Perhaps Burke needs to rewrite his bio on the city website and just say "big thief sissy liar".

10/07/2014 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke for Mayor!!!!

10/07/2014 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently another $1M came from the Parks and Rec budget. So the public monies are much greater than advertised.

10/07/2014 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would of used that money as a wedding gift for McCarthy like a poster of the wizard of oz. if he only had a heart. Right. Cooter

10/07/2014 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just A Citizen Says: What the hell is wrong with this place? Who wants to watch a reenactment of a tragedy? Only here. Why not reenact the shootings all over the city? Or the muggings? Or the smash and grabs? Or the kids who are left in crack houses to die of starvation while the mom's are strung out? Or little 12 year old girls being pimped out? Why not reenact this shit too while they are at it? This place is so out of whack with reality it's sickening.

10/07/2014 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a bad idea before it was a flop. At least Burke was listening to the public - Rahm's an oblivious fuck. Follow the money, I bet A certain Emanuel brother from LA has a piece of this BS.

10/07/2014 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I've got an idea let's do that sad CPD contract all over again. Vote NO thank you Rahm may we have another?

10/07/2014 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about next year we celebrate the Holocaust and the resiliency of the Jewish people. It makes about as much sense as celebrating a fire that destroyed a city and killed hundreds of people

10/07/2014 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come that Larry Msall jag off never has anything to say when the city blows money on bullshit like this?

Civic Federation my ass.

10/07/2014 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You don't "celebrate" a tragedy that took the lives of hundreds of people numbnuts. You can commemorate, memorialize, observe, remember etc., but you don't celebrate it."
10/07/2014 02:49:00 AM

It seems so obvious, doesn't it? And Redmoon should be embarrassed to call themselves artists.

10/07/2014 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meh-

the same weekend Urbana Il went up in flames and the great Peshtigo fire, in Wisconsin destroyed more property and lives. No one talks about that tho and they sure do not have to spend 1.8 million per year to remember it.

10/07/2014 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wanna commemorate the 143rd
anniversary of the Great Chicago
Fire? Have the Fire Dept. train low-pressure hoses on the Fire Academy
which stands on the site where Mrs.
O'Leary's barn where the fire is
supposed to have started.
At least the Fire Fighters would be
be invloved and get some much-needed
recognition considering the Stockyards Fire of Dec. 22, 1910
which took the lives of 21 firefighters and their chief when
a wall collapsed on them.

10/07/2014 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City of Chicago $350K

Chicago Park District kicked in another $1 million

TOTAL $1.35 million of taxpayer $$$

10/07/2014 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic,we seem to have a drug war in st louis.shooting downtown a block from the ball park.Police said it was a drug deal gone bad in sulard district.the bad guys chased the bad guys into downtown at 4 pm.two dead,one wounded and the bad guys got away.with all the other crap about the thug named brown(trade marked),we now seem to have a drug war going on

10/07/2014 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. So let's see, we have an event to celebrate that 300 people were killed and 100,000 were left homeless, all Chicago residents to boot. And we CELEBRATE that, right?

Why not take the next logical step. How about parading truck loads of ovens up and down Michigan Avenue to celebrate the holocaust?

When you a total whack job like Rahm's brother Zeke Emanuel (who is very influential in setting our national health care policy, by the way) pontificating that life has no value after age 75, can any of this be a surprise?

Most retarded fucking idea I have ever heard. Not to mention they torched $300K of taxpayer money in the process.

Call the next case. Not a cop.

10/07/2014 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee, here's an idea..

why not celebrate this great chicago fire event by...

enforcing the Chicago high rise fire code...eh? brilliant!! All those unprotected high rises, past there deadline, what was it again....$500/day for non compliance???

omg!! legitimate revenue that hasn't been sold to a third party??????

nah....that would make too much sense in this rahm economy of FAIL!!!

you can learn, or you can burn!!

10/07/2014 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first I was mad at my kids for not wanting to take the fire test because they said they didn't want to live in Chicago. Then shit like this happens and I am happy my wife and I raised such wise children.

10/07/2014 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you are in Chicago, you're supposed to celebrate death and destruction. It's the liberal way, they believe that this type of philosophy will keep them in power forever. That is their goal trust me.

10/07/2014 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again instead of just admitting they made a mistake they come out lie, misdirect, and manufacture BS about the successful aspects. Common traits of arrogant out of touch people and political hack yes men. They are the biggest part of all the problems.

10/07/2014 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So rahm wants to give the Fire Festival a second chance. Isn't that the Chicago way; if it doesn't work the first time give it a second chance, what could go wrong? . . . Shithead with a felony conviction, give him a second chance and let him out early . . . Corrupt city official, give him a second chance and reelect or rehire him . . . Connected contractor builds a shit city building or facility thats falling down, give him a second chance and pay him to build it again. The only second chance I hope to never see is another term for the missing digit midget that some people call mayor.

10/07/2014 02:09:00 AM



Why not just a Midwest version of the Burning Man thing; blunts and ganja and chocolate chip cookies all around!

10/07/2014 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city totally disgusts me with how they blow money. Even if the damn fiasco worked, how can they spend money glorifying a terrible tragedy? Next they will glorify the Twin Towers even though that was in NY. Stupid is as stupid does!

10/07/2014 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redmoon also received $250,000 grant last year from ArtPlace.org in addition to Rahm's free cash for votes bucket, but real bad choice of topic on the part of Redmoon, dancing 50 Big Head Puppet Pols or just a little street theatrics but no fire & destruction show.
Artsy-fartsy Rhamsy should of gave the money towards a lasting bronze statue of Little Lord Shortshanks, at least the pigeons would be able to freely poop all over it.
I'm all for papier mâché Rahm & Daley effigies that could be set ablaze.

10/07/2014 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not pay $350,000.00 to the pension obligation? I will tell you why. Rahm like the majority of democrats will spend spend, then when bills are due he will rely on someone else to either cancel the payment via bankruptcy or try to figure a way for other assistance, like a free bailout. What won't happen is fiscal responsibility. You know, save money, don't waste it on nonsense we can't afford, and invest in our future.

10/07/2014 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What costs $2, goes into a bottle, and could have lit up one of those houses?

A Molotov? Or perhaps you use an accelerant with the wire job that was done in someone's basement while his bookie was counting the cash pocketed.

My potato gun still works flawlessly as it did 15 years ago, and when I went to try it Sunday the entire thing was filled with rainwater.

10/07/2014 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke's position on things depends on which way the wind is blowing.

10/07/2014 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a waste of taxpayer money on some artsy-fartsy shit that since the city is involved it naturally doesn't work ( STOP-I'm from the government and I'm here to help!!!!!)

10/07/2014 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How will New York celebrate 9/11?
By blowing up paper buildings?
This was a bad idea from then get go. Glad it fizzled.

10/07/2014 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the retro pay be a hard check or direct deposit? I need to get a few bill collectors off my back!

10/07/2014 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They actually want another crack at it,resilience,maybe more tax payer money,how about out of your own pocket I would call that resilience!

10/07/2014 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just follow the money!
You see these packs of thiefs will think of anything cheap to steal money, if you look at the cardboard boxes they set on fire in the river because that my friend was not art it was a fart!
A hot smelly gastroushes fart and a hot smelly mess. Block these rats into stealing more cheese.

10/07/2014 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is typical of class war fare. The political elites get to use some one else's money to put on the air of sophistication. They can't use their own money lest someone ridicule them for their poor choice of art. If it goes well, then whoever sponsored it is the most special. If it goes poorly 'let's have an investigation' .
The first rat you see commemorating that 'Maggie Daley Park' is the biggest thief. They will all be standing under the banner of - for the children - Fooling everyone. There was nothing wrong with the beautiful park that was already there. A lot of money given to who knows. Why didn't they build a beautiful park where none was? Absolutely no shame.

10/07/2014 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait...Lasko? Wasn't he convicted of something recently? How is he involved in a City Contract?

10/07/2014 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham going up in flames
Voted NO on the contract Why give Rham a Yes HE hates the police I cant wait to vote against him Any one looks better than rham Sorry DeaNo

10/07/2014 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire what a great way to remember a tragedy How about that politically correct????

10/07/2014 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.Got to say I'm getting pretty fucking tired of Chicago providing entertainment for a bunch of Suburban assholes who use Chicago as their Urban playground. Chicago residents paying to entertain suburban trash who don't pay taxes in Chicago...BS. These are the same assholes who were at Nato, the same assholes who terrorize Clark street on the weekends, and the same assholes who go on vacation and tell people they are from Chicago when they live in Crystal Lake.

2. Lets get one thing straight...This is Chicago...Not Orlando. We are a blue collar working class City...not Disneyworld.

3. Nothing changes in this city, money wasted on bullshit by politicians for their own agenda. This money and energy could have been used for more important things.

10/07/2014 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can think of several Chicago neighborhoods that are way overdue for a cow to knock over a lantern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/07/2014 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the retro pay be a hard check or direct deposit? I need to get a few bill collectors off my back!

10/07/2014 12:44:00 PM
The sergeants retro check was a hard check.

10/07/2014 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what the technical difficulty was?
Rahm was in charger of running the lighter to ignite the fire..... his half digit didn't allow him to work the lighter properly!

10/07/2014 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
1.Got to say I'm getting pretty fucking tired of Chicago providing entertainment for a bunch of Suburban assholes who use Chicago as their Urban playground. Chicago residents paying to entertain suburban trash who don't pay taxes in Chicago...BS. These are the same assholes who were at Nato, the same assholes who terrorize Clark street on the weekends, and the same assholes who go on vacation and tell people they are from Chicago when they live in Crystal Lake.

2. Lets get one thing straight...This is Chicago...Not Orlando. We are a blue collar working class City...not Disneyworld.

3. Nothing changes in this city, money wasted on bullshit by politicians for their own agenda. This money and energy could have been used for more important things.


10/07/2014 03:56:00 PM


You don't seem to understand that the Mayor IS a Suburban asshole. This is what he knows, entertaining assholes from Wilmette, Winnetka and Naperville. He holds no City memories dear. He has none. He didn't go to Lane Tech or St Rita or Weber or St Phillip. He is a New Trier north shore stroke.

10/07/2014 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Will the retro pay be a hard check or direct deposit? I need to get a few bill collectors off my back!

10/07/2014 12:44:00 PM


City of Chicago scrip.

10/07/2014 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2. Lets get one thing straight...This is Chicago...Not Orlando.
Right tell da to Lucas and Rhambo
Da only thing is dat you kan do is vote vote that a hole out

10/07/2014 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Member Omma is Fired Up for Quinn

10/07/2014 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Once Heard "Hell" Described As The Absence Of All Reason.
I Truly Believe We Are Living In A Time, Where Nothing Make's Sense.
Does This Mean We Are Living In .............?

10/07/2014 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Ed Burke has a nice ring to it , former copper , he'd be a good fit .

10/07/2014 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is not very popular


CHICAGO (CBS) – As he ramps up his campaign for mayor, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has released a new poll suggesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel is more unpopular in Chicago than rush hour traffic or the Fox News Channel.



http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/07/fioretti-poll-emanuel-less-popular-than-eisenhower-traffic/



10/07/2014 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was nothing wrong with the beautiful park that was already there. A lot of money given to who knows. Why didn't they build a beautiful park where none was? Absolutely no shame.
10/07/2014 02:31:00 PM

Yes. There. Was.
The park is actually the roof of the Grant Park Garage and it was failing; leaking, falling in, dangerously crumbling, after less than ten years.
Whether they called it Jane Byrne Park or Oprah Park or Maggie Park or Policemen's Park, it still had to be rebuilt.

10/07/2014 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
1.Got to say I'm getting pretty fucking tired of Chicago providing entertainment for a bunch of Suburban assholes who use Chicago as their Urban playground. Chicago residents paying to entertain suburban trash who don't pay taxes in Chicago...BS. These are the same assholes who were at Nato, the same assholes who terrorize Clark street on the weekends, and the same assholes who go on vacation and tell people they are from Chicago when they live in Crystal Lake.

2. Lets get one thing straight...This is Chicago...Not Orlando. We are a blue collar working class City...not Disneyworld.

3. Nothing changes in this city, money wasted on bullshit by politicians for their own agenda. This money and energy could have been used for more important things.


10/07/2014 03:56:00 PM

Have to ask you? Are you the same guy that says you want the residency restriction ban lifted and bitches about living here?

10/07/2014 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was nothing wrong with the beautiful park that was already there. A lot of money given to who knows. Why didn't they build a beautiful park where none was? Absolutely no shame.
10/07/2014 02:31:00 PM

Yes. There. Was.
The park is actually the roof of the Grant Park Garage and it was failing; leaking, falling in, dangerously crumbling, after less than ten years.
Whether they called it Jane Byrne Park or Oprah Park or Maggie Park or Policemen's Park, it still had to be rebuilt.

WHY? we needs another park for what? Id rather pay less taxes than have tourists go to some place by th elake Named after a crime familys mother and wife

10/07/2014 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/07/2014 01:46:00 AM

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

10/07/2014 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRICELESS

10/07/2014 12:49:00 AM

Thanks!

10/07/2014 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to ask?....The answer is NO, I'm not the guy bitching about the residency requirement. Absolutely no desire to live in the Suburbs. But I will leave the State when I retire.

10/07/2014 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Off topic,we seem to have a drug war in st louis.shooting downtown a block from the ball park.Police said it was a drug deal gone bad in sulard district.the bad guys chased the bad guys into downtown at 4 pm.two dead,one wounded and the ..."

Once again, think twice about sending your kids down there, SLU or Wash U. Both beautiful schools, but not worth it in my opinion in today's climate.
The Jesuits need to buy up that whole fucking city and bulldoze it.
BTW Congrats to the STL Cards.Thanks for beating down the left coast team.

10/07/2014 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Ed Burke has a nice ring to it , former copper , he'd be a good fit .

10/07/2014 05:34:00 PM


Are you mental?

Burke was a cop for all of 3 friggin years and spent the whole time detailed to the SAO. anointed to committeeman of ward 14 in '68, went on leave to do that job, and somehow got promoted while on leave to Sgt. by the time he got the aldermans gig in '71.

Yeah, he's a cop
/sarcasm

10/07/2014 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
There was nothing wrong with the beautiful park that was already there. A lot of money given to who knows. Why didn't they build a beautiful park where none was? Absolutely no shame.
10/07/2014 02:31:00 PM

Yes. There. Was.
The park is actually the roof of the Grant Park Garage and it was failing; leaking, falling in, dangerously crumbling, after less than ten years.
Whether they called it Jane Byrne Park or Oprah Park or Maggie Park or Policemen's Park, it still had to be rebuilt.
-----

WHY? we needs another park for what? Id rather pay less taxes than have tourists go to some place by th elake Named after a crime familys mother and wife

10/07/2014 06:35:00 PM

Are you DELIBERATELY missing the point? It isn't a new park. It's a repair of the Grant Park underground garage.
It isn't for the tourists; half the Michigan Ave office workers park there every day.

10/07/2014 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Mayor Ed Burke has a nice ring to it , former copper , he'd be a good fit .

10/07/2014 05:34:00 PM

You, again?

10/07/2014 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Off topic,we seem to have a drug war in st louis.shooting downtown a block from the ball park.Police said it was a drug deal gone bad in sulard district.the bad guys chased the bad guys into downtown at 4 pm.two dead,one wounded and the bad guys got away.with all the other crap about the thug named brown(trade marked),we now seem to have a drug war going on

10/07/2014 09:15:00 AM

Sounds like a typical Saturday night in Chicago.

10/07/2014 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke did nothing while the Daley Brothers and their Friends, Felons and Family Plan looted the city.

10/08/2014 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The spectacle that would have been applauded did not happen. People were hoping that Rahm Emanuel would have set fire to himself.

10/08/2014 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sucks to be Rahm. Vote him out in Feb.


10/08/2014 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the scene in The movie Spinal Tap ,When they had tbe mock up of Stone henge on stage

10/08/2014 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me a refund is in order.

10/08/2014 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Mayor Ed Burke has a nice ring to it , former copper , he'd be a good fit .

10/07/2014 05:34:00 PM


Are you mental?

Burke was a cop for all of 3 friggin years and spent the whole time detailed to the SAO. anointed to committeeman of ward 14 in '68, went on leave to do that job, and somehow got promoted while on leave to Sgt. by the time he got the aldermans gig in '71.

Yeah, he's a cop
/sarcasm


So sarcastic one, Burke had 3 years blah, blah, blah. How many years did the current 3-stooges have?

NONE!

But you'd prefer one of them?
(Rahm or Fioretti?-obviously the fat one is out of the picture).

Yeah, I'd take Burke-in a heartbeat!

10/09/2014 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Burke's clout? What was his claim to fame?

10/13/2014 03:40:00 PM  

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