Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lewis Out

So does Fioretti make a legit run? Or was he the vote-splitter?
  • Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will not pursue a bid for Chicago mayor, the coordinator of the committee that was exploring a run announced Monday.

    Lewis, 61, had been seen as a potentially strong challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February election.  Her series of speaking engagements around the city was interrupted last week when she was hospitalized after becoming sick at home. Union officials said she underwent surgery and was suffering from a “serious illness,” but have provided few other details about what is wrong with her.
Our guess? Cancer. [UPDATE: It's cancer]

In the meantime, Lewis's statement by her people had no mention of maybe endorsing someone other than Rahm. She appears to hate his guts and there was no love lost in return either. Either Fioretti starts making the right moves or he was the plant all along.

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Blogger officer2friendly said...

According to a release...She has a malignant brain tumor. Looks like the TD may have a lock here.

10/14/2014 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, reported as cancerous brain tumor: http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/karen-lewis-has-brain-tumor-not-running-mayor/mon-10132014-501pm

10/14/2014 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger True News said...

Rumors of an inoperable malignant brain tumor stops CTU President Karen Lewis from Chicago Mayoral Bid
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST - NOW IT'S CONFIRMED
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who just pulled out of mayoral contention, is suffering from a cancerous brain tumor

http://truenewsusa.blogspot.com/2014/10/rumors-of-inoperable-malignant-brain.html

10/14/2014 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well Lewis.

10/14/2014 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, several news sources quoted a formal press release from Lewis' people tonight, saying she has a cancerous brain tumor and will undergo chemo and she is not running and has told them to shut the signature-gathering down.

Two local channels ran with it on the ten o'clock news.

10/14/2014 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the scum times, Lewis has a brain tumor.

10/14/2014 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See a comment in the beauty salon post from about 9:45 Sunday night...someone on here knows someone who knew she had a brain tumor 24 hours before it became public.

10/14/2014 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Rumor is Karen Lewis has a brain tumor...I wouldn't have voted for her, but wish her well.

10/12/2014 09:53:00 PM

This is from the post about business hours.

10/14/2014 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other day someone posted a comment here that said she had a brain tumor. On Ch 9 news tonight, they said they had unconfirmed info that she had brain cancer. Like her, hate her, or don't care about her, brain cancer/tumor is not something you'd want to hear someone have to go through.

10/14/2014 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just looked at suntimes.com and they're reporting she has a cancerous brain tumor.

10/14/2014 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's in no matter who runs.

10/14/2014 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better the devil you know than the demon you don't know. Vote for Rahm.

10/14/2014 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better than rham

10/14/2014 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is pissed about losing his ward. He is a nice guy except for his histoy of suing cops . His finance manager Romanucci sues cops as well. That along with the issues he has with paying his staff and his lack of accomplishments and experience is enough to stop me from voting for him. Neither Rahm nor Fioretti will be getting my vote.

10/14/2014 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup.. Brain Cancer

Had surgery over the weekend at Northwestern per WGN Radio at 0145hrs today.

10/14/2014 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Christopher Ware said...

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Fax 773-731-7823

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New candidate for Mayor

October 14, 2014: If you haven’t been satisfied by the list of candidates that have entered the race for Mayor, well this may be the candidate for you. A dynamic, charismatic, young man who is objective and non-biased, did I fail to mention that he also one of Chicago’s finest. His name is Christopher Ware, and he is an 18year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, and he has started a grass roots campaign.

10/14/2014 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti is pissed about losing his ward. He is a nice guy except for his histoy of suing cops . His finance manager Romanucci sues cops as well. That along with the issues he has with paying his staff and his lack of accomplishments and experience is enough to stop me from voting for him. Neither Rahm nor Fioretti will be getting my vote.

10/14/2014 01:47:00 AM

I don't care if it's Jesse Jackson. I will vote for the person that has the best chance to unseat this little nine fingered hobgoblin.

They will only have four years to mess things up with no real machine in place. Then, four years from now, we might see some real candidates. RAHM MUST GO AT ANY PRICE.

10/14/2014 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would like to mind everyone that Collins from 12 is running and has volounteered to wear the pilot program body camera so everyone could see all the work he does.

10/14/2014 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Lewis would have been great for working people and the middle class. I wish her well.

The current Mayor is from and for the 1%.

Anyone but Rahm.

10/14/2014 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not voting for the TD!

10/14/2014 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I said it here before SCC. Remember, when Karen went on that long vacation in Hawaii??
I told you the White House got to her. Hmmm, all of a sudden brain tumor/cancer. The bottom line is I told you she wasn't going to run!

10/14/2014 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Fioretti looks like a plant. All green and leafy.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

10/14/2014 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Fioretti wasn't for real when he didn't say anything after that "disaster" of a fire thing on the river.

10/14/2014 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well Karen.....Go Fred Collins

10/14/2014 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Better the devil you know than the demon you don't know. Vote for Rahm.

10/14/2014 01:12:00 AM

I would vote for a turd with pasted on googly eyes before I ever vote for that mother fucker.

10/14/2014 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a good Republican to run against Rahm.

10/14/2014 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe Citizen said...

If Rahm gets re-elected, the people,of Chicago will get what they deserve.

10/14/2014 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donald Trump is the one!

10/14/2014 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Ware it is then.

The real question is, who will the blacks vote for now? Whoever Karen endorses I guess. So I wouldn't say rham is completely out of the water just yet. If half of them vote at all now after this.

10/14/2014 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn. The voters in this city can't catch a break. Fioretti was never as serious candidate and will drop too.

10/14/2014 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Rahm IS the devil.

He gave Lewis brain cancer.

10/14/2014 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad Lar "America First" Daley is no longer around. He would get my vote.

10/14/2014 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More and more this convinces me in my belief that Obama is the Anti-Christ and Rahm is his servant.

10/14/2014 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brain cancer-wouldn't wish that on anyone. God bless for recovery.

10/14/2014 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plant is my guess.

10/14/2014 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did rahm plant that tumor in Lewis?

10/14/2014 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am wishing Karen Lewis the best. Bottom line is we are all mere mortals. I feel for anyone, and everyone, that must endure illness, and pain. Ms. Lewis I hope a you pull out of this, and go on to enjoy a happy life.

10/14/2014 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to do with politics but perhaps a friend of hers will read this blog and share the story of a friend of mine. He had a particularly virulent form of a cancerous tumor that was the size of a walnut that could not be cut out. Talking a 5% chance of living a year. Had seeds implanted, lived a dozen more years and had four kids during those years. Ended up dying from booze/liver problems and not cancer. It can be beat, even the worst of worst at times. Pass it on to Karen.

10/14/2014 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Better the devil you know than the demon you don't know. Vote for Rahm.

10/14/2014 01:12:00 AM


I don't even detect the hint of humor or sarcasm in that one.

We get nothing but shit to vote for here. From FOP President to Senator to Mayor. Nothing. Zeroes. Snakes in a snake pit.

10/14/2014 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABR - Anyone But Rahm. Fioretti has my vote.

10/14/2014 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How in a city this size do we not have any viable person or persons to run against this little MONSTER who just decided that ,"Hey I'm rich so why not just take over the city of Chicago and enrich all my Northshore pals, and just because he has a hook into our 1st self proclaimed African American Prez he comes into the city and wins big time, this city sucks, all these aldermen suck , etc. etc. etc.

10/14/2014 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care for the woman, but I also don't wish this on her, or anyone, not even dikhed Daley. Him I wish a hernia that never heals.

Best wishes to her!

10/14/2014 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone but Rham I don't like the devil and the cop hater

10/14/2014 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC c'mon you know better. In Chicago's elections the goal is to force a run-off, which happens if no single candidate reaches 50+ percent. The more candidates that run gives each and every voter a flavor that closely matches their wishes; i.e. one less vote for Rahm, the "broad" candidate. Had both Lewis AND Alderman Bob run, the odds of a run-off INCREASE not decrease. And forcing a run-off is the name of the game if you want Rahm out.

10/14/2014 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to hear that Karen Lewis condition is a lot worse than expected, for anyone to have that disease is a terrible ordeal. I hope she can overcome the stress of treatment.
Her tenacity and character are true and she earned my support a long time ago. I wish her and her family well.
Given her dropping out of the election, I certainly will not vote for Rahm-Rauner or any of their 1%, million dollar fund raising hobnob cheats.
Fioretti needs to bring it up a notch. Chicago doesn't need a phony former chief of staff who is as out of touch with the hard working people he should be representing.
The Freddie 'Boom-Boom' Collins spoiler prediction is a wash.

10/14/2014 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Rahm's second campaign in a row where an opponent dropped out because of Cancer.

Just sayin'.......

10/14/2014 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"October 14, 2014: If you haven’t been satisfied by the list of candidates that have entered the race for Mayor, well this may be the candidate for you. A dynamic, charismatic, young man who is objective and non-biased, did I fail to mention that he also one of Chicago’s finest. His name is Christopher Ware, and he is an 18year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, and he has started a grass roots campaign."

-- 10/14/2014 04:21:00 AM

Get up a web site, quick!

Let's toss the whole Rolodex Of Evil out the window, cards fluttering down onto the street.

Dynamite the Obama/Emanuel Brothers/Rauner/Bloomberg/Jarrett/Pritzker/Daley/Axelrod Chicago-to-D.C.-to-NY six-foot diameter high-pressure pipeline of crap.

We need a mayor who doesn't have a phone call!

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

SCC - is this posting about a new candidate, Chris Ware running true? If it is, please get more info out and maybe we can have a real chance to get rahm voted out.

10/14/2014 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm stuck between Chris Ware and Fioretti now. Anyone except Rahm!

10/14/2014 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karma is a nasty fellow.

10/14/2014 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get Well Karen. You are a wild breath of fresh air in a smoke filled turgid backroom dirty dealing city. Well, fresher than we have now, anyway...

10/14/2014 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Better the devil you know than the demon you don't know. Vote for Rahm.

10/14/2014 01:12:00 AM

Well, we know that a troll wrote this because no one that is/was a sworn CPD or CFD would even consider voting for the midget rahm.

My apologies to any midgets on here who had to see rahm in the same sentence as you. Oops, I meen "little people".



10/14/2014 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS ALL PART OF THE DALEY CRIME FAMILY PLAN GET RID OF YOUR ENEMIES, in the movie the godfather part 2 tom hagen says to michael corleone "what do you want to do kill everybody?" and michael responded "no tom just my enemies"

10/14/2014 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given a choice between Fioretti, or Rahm, it's Fioretti all the way. If re-elected, Rahm is coming after our pensions. By raising the rates that retirees pay for health insurance, Rahm is diminishing their pensions without calling it that. Liberals, through their use of language, are very good at shaping the debate to favor their views. Active guys are next.

10/14/2014 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

---
New candidate for Mayor

October 14, 2014: If you haven’t been satisfied by the list of candidates that have entered the race for Mayor, well this may be the candidate for you. A dynamic, charismatic, young man who is objective and non-biased, did I fail to mention that he also one of Chicago’s finest. His name is Christopher Ware, and he is an 18year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, and he has started a grass roots campaign.

10/14/2014 04:21:00 AM


That sounds just great. The only thing is he doesn't have the slightest chance. Who will vote for him besides his family and some friends?

I detest Rahm and I hated Daley. That is what we get here, scum for political leaders.

10/14/2014 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish her well, but once again the media has to make it about race.

Where does the black vote go without Karen Lewis in mayor's race?

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/where-does-black-vote-go-without-karen-lewis-mayors-race/tue-10142014-354pm

I am sick and tired of it always being about race. I am white and was thinking about voting for her.

10/14/2014 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is DONE, such a miserable place to spend a life.

10/14/2014 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the debate Im NOT voting Quinn No more of the same

10/14/2014 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly a sad day and a victory for evil in the city.

10/14/2014 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photo op of a gravely ill Karen Lewis on a podium endorsing Fioretti would be an enormous boost. You can't help but be heartbroken for she,her family and many friends. Rahm is scum and purely evil hopefully Karma will come back and bite Beezelbub in his shitty tuchas.

10/14/2014 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizens of Chicago that paid for private education for their children should vote for fioretti or ware . Why are children penalized for receiving a religious education.
City hires ex cons over citizens that followed the rules.
Will Karen Lewis endorse Bob fioretti , he never swore at her , do the right thing after you recover . You can make change for all citizens .

10/14/2014 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...
Better the devil you know than the demon you don't know. Vote for Rahm.

10/14/2014 01:12:00 AM

I would vote for a turd with pasted on googly eyes before I ever vote for that mother fucker.

Thats TWO votes for the turd with pasted on googly eyes!

10/14/2014 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can a republican please stand up?? Please

10/15/2014 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

Attn: Ms. Lewis --

Hey, babe.

While I detest a great deal of what you currently stand for, I feel that, as mayor, you would have had a lot more thrice-removed, well-insulated, intellectually-based (as opposed to experientially-based) compassion for the genuinely needy here -- the poor people you never see out your front window because they're very quietly picking up aluminum soda cans out behind your garage at 2 AM -- than the savage Emanuel Brothers/Rauner axis.

I perceive your current "concern" as being more theoretical than practical -- but many things are fungible.

I have always envisioned you as a sort of Hugo Chavez in a sack dress. (Hope I got you laughing.) The red T-shirts did rather lead the way in the formation of that impression.

I wish that we could have a roaring great long conversation around the fire pit, slathered on icy German beer and near comatose from huge venison burgers. You have a fine mind, even if it is temporarily (I always hold out hope for an awakening to the truth) misdirected.

Although I know that we would currently disagree on many points when it comes down to everyday reality, I nonetheless empathise, sympathize with your current difficulties, and will remember you in my prayers for a safe and speedy recovery.

I don't necessarily want you as Mayor -- you should go and get a lot of rest when you get off chemo, go back to simple things like trees and flowers and birds -- but I feel that you would make a grand conversational adversary, at the very least.

"If two people agree about absolutely everything, it merely means that one of them is not necessary."

God bless. Stay safe. Check back with us soon.

Best wishes.

10/15/2014 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susana Mendoza would be a great candidate. City clerk

10/15/2014 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I wish her well, but once again the media has to make it about race.

Where does the black vote go without Karen Lewis in mayor's race?

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/where-does-black-vote-go-without-karen-lewis-mayors-race/tue-10142014-354pm

I am sick and tired of it always being about race. I am white and was thinking about voting for her.

10/14/2014 07:13:00 PM

It's always about race. Have you missed the last two presidential elections?

Do you think that Obama got elected because he did such a great job?

10/15/2014 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can a republican please stand up?? Please

10/15/2014 12:30:00 AM


How do you tell the difference?

10/15/2014 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Better the devil you know than the demon you don't know. Vote for Rahm.

10/14/2014 01:12:00 AM

I would vote for a turd with pasted on googly eyes before I ever vote for that mother fucker.

Thats TWO votes for the turd with pasted on googly eyes!

10/14/2014 11:15:00 PM


Compared to rahm, I love turds.

10/15/2014 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End result of a lifetime in asbestos polluted CPS classrooms.

10/15/2014 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


SCC for Mayor!!!!!!

10/15/2014 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
After the debate Im NOT voting Quinn No more of the same

10/14/2014 09:17:00 PM

Quinn looked like a bumbling, inept, petulant, jealous child. If he had turned this state around after sliding into Blago's term of office, I'd have voted for him forever, but he has done nothing but display his incompetence over and over again.

Not thrilled by Rauner, but at least he's an administrator and this state needs a real, live, professional administrator.

10/15/2014 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have a choice rudy guiliani for mayor 2015 run rudy run

10/15/2014 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I wish her well, but once again the media has to make it about race.

Where does the black vote go without Karen Lewis in mayor's race?

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/where-does-black-vote-go-without-karen-lewis-mayors-race/tue-10142014-354pm

I am sick and tired of it always being about race. I am white and was thinking about voting for her.

10/14/2014 07:13:00 PM

It's always about race. Have you missed the last two presidential elections?

Do you think that Obama got elected because he did such a great job?

10/15/2014 07:50:00 AM

NO, I have not missed the last two elections. I just wish they would stop making it about us vs them. I truly believe that they are more racist then the whites. It has gotten much worse since he was elected.

10/15/2014 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn for mayor of Chicago
Raiuner for governor
That would be interesting

10/15/2014 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would sooner vote for the results of a bowel flushing enema than for that fucking little midget.

10/15/2014 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC for Mayor!!!!!!

10/15/2014 11:48:00 AM

SCC performs a much more valuable service to the city by staying right here.

10/15/2014 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not thrilled by Rauner, but at least he's an administrator and this state needs a real, live, professional administrator.
-------
He will successfully administer your pension into his investment portfolio...anyone who spends that much of his own money to win a governor's office with no prior interest in service is a bigger threat than a bumbling idiot. You detectives call it "motive" I believe. Anyone on the job who votes for bruce, shouldn't be surprised why they can't retire till 80. Why didn't he unveil his master plan.

10/16/2014 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Christopher Ware said...

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ware4mayorofchicago@gmail.com

10/18/2014 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/KTm2nhnDHiM

It's a video about a potential candidate for mayor, this might be our best chance at getting Chicago back on its feet.

11/10/2014 12:52:00 AM  
Blogger Christopher Ware said...

People please let me know what you think, check out YouTube for me. Look up Christopher Ware for mayor of Chicago. Thanks.

11/10/2014 12:55:00 AM  

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