Thursday, October 09, 2014

Slow Learner

For being so politically "astute," the 9.5-fingered-ass sure is tone deaf about the Great Chicago Fizzle:
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated Wednesday he’s ready to double down on the Great Chicago Fire festival despite a first edition that fizzled last weekend as he looked on with tens of thousands of people along the Chicago River.

    The mayor would not say whether he would once again spend taxpayer money on a second edition of the festival after the first one got $1.35 million or whether Redmoon Theater would continue to organize it. On Saturday night, the event’s signature moment fell flat when the planned torching of three faux Victorian homes floating on the river failed to ignite following heavy rains. It prompted veteran Ald. Ed Burke to dub it “the fiasco on the river.”
Anyone know if Fioretti is paying attention? Karen Lewis is in the hospital with "undisclosed issues" - she's this close to being out for the election. The copper from 012 - pipe dream. Same for that other political guy. The pieces have fallen into place and Fioretti should be slapping Rahm with this.

Burke sees which way the wind is blowing. Co-opt Lewis to endorse Fioretti and Rahm is a bad memory.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Persistence pays. If at first you don't suceed try and try again. Rome was not built in a day. When it comes to Chicago fires, our mayor has the right idea. What is wrong with spending a little bit of the taxpayers money for a whole lot of taxpayer enjoyment and recreation?

10/09/2014 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti isn't my first, second or third choice for the job, but I'll vote for whoever runs against Emanuel.
All anyone has to say is, no more cameras and they'll be halfway to winning it.

10/09/2014 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is still the best for Chicago, and the best on the ticket.

10/09/2014 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tone Deaf...
And yes, even a racist.

You should hear those nasty, deeply closeted North Shore and Gold Coast types talk when they think there are no "outsiders" around...

They REALLY give it to people they feel are their social inferiors.

For some reason they hold cops in much contempt and that's hard to understand... Who are they going to cry for when Dude gets close enough to blow in their ear and caress that tender, unknowing ass?

10/09/2014 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is a Big Ego type who was burned by putting his imprimatur on 'his' newly approved $350,000 Taxpayer fueled Cgo Fire Fizzle. Now, with egg on his face, he's going to fight to the death to spend Taxpayers dollars to do it again so he can 'Show' us. Don't we pay enough for all of his desires...DePaul, Maggie Park, Shared Streets, Bike Paths, Violence Galore, extravagant CTA Stations in this bankrupt economy.....why didn't he put in his own bucks if he wanted a Fire so badly...he's got it!!! Guess cause 'His' money doesn't burn a hole in his pocket. When's the election, where's Bob???

10/09/2014 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Keep Voting Rham and Quinn

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

And how many cities is Obama taking his entourage to in order to attend campaign fund raisers as the nation goes to hell??

Taxpayer dollars going up in a self grandiose ball of flames. The misses too!!

Who's running the country? this guy is either on the golf course or having dinner and drinks charging $50,000/plate to be there to listen to his bullshit in person.

Who's paying for this? Air Force One, Marine One. The security to make an appearance for Quinn for example? $50,000 a plate would pay for what...about 10 mins. of Air Force One jet fuel wtf?

Hey Rahm, take the money out of YOUR own campaign slush fund you wanna run something like this. Stop gouging the taxpayers. YOU PAY FOR IT!

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

Mayor Weasel should should be branded with this "fiasco on the river" for the election. How about a contest that could go viral for a campaign slogan like Rahm's Great Fire Folly of 2014. Someone with some computer savy could make him a reelection commerical with the videos on Youtube. Let's pick the best one and send it everywhere.

10/09/2014 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Ever notice Rahm when he's at a community event and not speaking---when the camera turns towards him...he leans over to the next person to whisper to them as if he was a best friend...and of course, he always smiles for the camera. What a clod at our expense.

10/09/2014 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is like those Roman emperors and mad kings who just couldn't be swayed by reason, or sanity, when it came to their delusional, neurotic obsessions requiring entire cities and all its population to DO AS I SAY!!!!!!

10/09/2014 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizens deserve the opportunity to see a reenactment that actually burns. Second try will be a charm.

10/09/2014 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why spend 1 dime on this when tourists, if they have the initiative, can travel to the West & South sides for Chicago's very own re-enactment of The Gunfight at the OK Corral?

10/09/2014 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good, and next year maybe we can have festivals to celebrate the Iroquois Theater Fire and the Eastland Disaster.

How foolish to spend tax money to celebrate one of the greatest urban disasters in history.

10/09/2014 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again... no money for those who serve but have plenty left for those who only play. Sad.

10/09/2014 04:22:00 AM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

I read an account of this failed Fire Fest from someone I know to be a liberal political spin doctor.

In essence, they stated that it shouldn't be considered a "failure" at all and that when society finally finds a cure for cancer, all of the research conducted prior to that will not be considered a failure , but simply the necessary steps needed to attain success.

They then referred to the fest as "real innovation" and went on to urge Redmoon to not be discouraged and encouraged them to start working immediately to have a successful Chicago Fire Festival next year.

Hey, if I could get the liberal idiots to hand me $1.35 million every year to pull off this fiasco, I'd be standing in line at Rahm's door every year, too!

10/09/2014 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is just plain stupid!

Wasting money and hiding behind it's for the children line!

Rahm is no different then an "ex-con" turned into a store front preacher, talking garbage!

Rahm is an idiot!

Time for Rahm, to hit the unemployment line!

10/09/2014 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will vote for 9.5 before I vote for police hater Fioretti

10/09/2014 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is going to burn this whole city down.

10/09/2014 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lewis was bought out.

10/09/2014 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Persistence pays. If at first you don't suceed try and try again. Rome was not built in a day. When it comes to Chicago fires, our mayor has the right idea. What is wrong with spending a little bit of the taxpayers money for a whole lot of taxpayer enjoyment and recreation?


10/09/2014 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Rahm want to have this festival in the first place ? as with any Chicago event, follow the money. Who in Rahm's past will benefit financially ?

10/09/2014 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody but rahm!!!

10/09/2014 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm doesn't care how much taxpayer money he spends, he's going to show everyone that his idea was great.

What a tool!

10/09/2014 07:23:00 AM  
Blogger I Voted For Obama said...

Maybe next year we can celebrate the Ebola Crisis---if anyone is left.

10/09/2014 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the copper from 12 a business man? Is the copper from 12 a military officer? Is the copper from 12 intellectual? Please tell us about the copper from 12 running for mayor? We know nothing about him.

10/09/2014 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Brian Howard (FAA firebug) is available, Rahm should think about hiring him to do the next Chicago Fire Fest!
He'd probably do it for a pack of Newports and a six pack of old style. He wouldn't be the first felon that the city hired or the city contracted out to. I guess it all depends on who Howard's clout is if he gets the nod.

10/09/2014 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find some money to bolster our guaranteed pensions you fuck. Then worry about burning barges on the river.

10/09/2014 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can burn my house down... Just give me a minute to get my stuff.

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

I think Rahm should have a festival celebrating the Hubbard Woods School Shooting in Memory of Laurie Dann.

At least that happened in Winnetka, Rahm's neck of the woods. Let's see how big that one goes over.

10/09/2014 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Hey everyone bashing the Great Chicago Fire Fest, take it easy. These folks tried something. Something that could have been awesome but didn't work as planned. Guess what? The first time we tried Chicago, we made some pretty bad decisions. I applaud people willing to dream big and fail spectacularly. I hope to be there for their second try next year."


10/09/2014 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is still the best for Chicago, and the best on the ticket.

Are you f*#king kidding????

10/09/2014 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next? Celebrating the E2 Night Club fire?

Actually, that might be a hit. Find and old building and fill it with Rahm and the 50 Thieves and let nature take it's course.

10/09/2014 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's continuing to do whatever the Hell he feels like regardless of what the taxpayers want.
Us peons, the taxpayers, don't know what's best for us only Rahm knows what's best for us.
He's an arrogant, condescending asshole who needs to be voted out.

10/09/2014 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is trying to burn through lots of money in an overt display of rubbing our noses in the fact that he his doing everything he can to NOT make the mandated $600 payment to our pension.

Let somebody short this rotten little shit-ass out of some money he "worked" for and see how HE will go on the fucking war path!

Again... You have a twisted little manling who has NEVER had to fight for, protect or defend a damned thing.

Just like an old movie...

The fort is in danger of being overrun and every boy and man is at a shooting position or is loading and priming rifles...

Rahm and his are dressed in womens clothing and are being poked from under their beds at bayonet point...

"We're too smart for you churls. That's why WE cut a deal to give up the fort. Too bad you churls don't have our vision and foresight!"

Nasty, traitorous fuck...
Overly comfortable with somebody else's sacrifice
and dealing with the ugly that would make the
North Shore Shit-Ass soil himself.

Go cut another propaganda picture of you posturing and "pointing" at some nebulous and uncertain far off thing that only YOU can see and the poor flunky of the minute has to play along.

Feverish little maniac.
Stay out of a Policeman's way for crying out loud and get over the fact that you never had what it takes to go eyeball to eyeball with the scary shit Policemen, Firemen, Paramedics and our family & friends in the Military have to confront.

Being a mascot and gofer in the IDF motor pool doesn't count.

10/09/2014 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I simply cannot support this city government anymore.

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

Any one notice Fioretti is not on TV?

All this ammo on THE RAHMULIAN and nothing.

The media would eat it up. Now Lewis in hospital? CMON.

10/09/2014 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Hartman as Frankenstein says:


10/09/2014 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if Rahm poisoned Karen Lewis...I wouldn't put it past him.

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

Mount Sinai Hospital and clinics is supposed to get over $30 million from a TIF fund! Where's our TIF?

10/09/2014 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Double-Down. Sure, it's not his money. Of those 30,000 spectators, how many were Chicagoans paying for the smoke & mirrors? Not too many.
The winner...not for profit - Redmoon Theater. Look them up, they're not a small potatoes operation, quite a list of donor$/$ponsors. Part of their beliefs statement is "...public art should be more than bronze statues of dead generals".
At what expense Mayor Double-Down ?
I digress.
Don't discount Karen Lewis out just yet. I hope she continues to fight Rahm.
No endorsement for Fioretti from me.
Freddie 'Boom-Boom" Collins (012) ...this may be the most important election campaign of his time, his 100+ votes in a tight race may make him the spoiler and perhaps a hero. Make it rain Fred!

Dump Rahm-Rauner 2015.

10/09/2014 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rahm's justification for the Fire Failure was that "a lot of children were involved in putting the event together," then couldn't he think of something more constructive that would involve these kids? Like maybe picking up trash along the sidewalks in some neighborhoods or in the parks? Or working on the lawns of senior citizens who can't do it themselves and actually benefit the community? Or would one union or another object to using "child labor"?

10/09/2014 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the bulls will win the championship this year and the tourists can come watch the south and west side go up in flames.

10/09/2014 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think Fioretti would be better than Rahm, you haven't done your homework! Fioretti is an extreme left nightmare. Rahm is the devil, but he may actually be the better choice, especially for the police. Personally, I couldn't cast a vote for either!

10/09/2014 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Bob Fioretti wants to win the election, he just needs to make one promise. That promise is to rid the streets of the red light cameras, and b.s. speed cameras. Instant win across the board. These cameras affect every race, gender, sexual preferences, age, and socio econmoic voter in the city.

10/09/2014 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recreate the fire by burning down Englewood.

10/09/2014 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for festival downtown, why not, however who thought that this would be a good idea.

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

After Rahmbo decided to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of the fire, I went out to celebrate 24 years and 9 months on the job. I thought I was getting really drunk, but it turns out I was drinking ice water. Who the fuck celebrates 143 of anything? Asshole. Money that could have went to our broken pension fund.

10/09/2014 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm taking from the pensioners and giving to Michigan Ave for parties.

More "tough decisions"

10/09/2014 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Lewis was bought out.

10/09/2014 06:35:00 AM

Or, perhaps, taken out by a professional.

10/09/2014 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see; Chicago can't afford the July 3rd fireworks with the greatest symphony orchestra around, or the famous Venitian Night. No, we get the Red Moon's not quite burning barge extravaganza and bike lanes down east 100th Street, past the torn down steel mill on the way to the Gary casinos.......which we don't have either.

10/09/2014 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think Fioretti would be better than Rahm, you haven't done your homework! Fioretti is an extreme left nightmare. Rahm is the devil, but he may actually be the better choice, especially for the police. Personally, I couldn't cast a vote for either!

10/09/2014 11:49:00 AM

Not voting is a vote for Rahm. You get that right? Vote for anyone but Rahm. They can only have four years then you can get them out too if it doesn't work out.

Leave Rahm in and he and his ilk are in for life.

10/09/2014 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An arrogant person never admits failure, instead they usually act more obnoxious to cover up failure and do the opposite of what should be done. Besides, it's our money. Politicians love spending money that doesn't effect them or hurt their pocketbook. Name one politician with personal money problems. Is there one who was hurt during the last few years of our recession? Unlike us they are usually set for life.

10/09/2014 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He can burn my house down... Just give me a minute to get my stuff.

10/09/2014 08:09:00 AM

Some good Greek Lightening! Oopa!

10/09/2014 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt my great grandfather who fought the Great Chicago Fire is rolling in his grave.

10/10/2014 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is still the best for Chicago, and the best on the ticket.

10/09/2014 12:38:00 AM
Moron! Let city council duke it out to run the city if the mayor is weak.

10/10/2014 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please you idiots , do not vote for Rham . Doesn't matter who wins as long as it's not him. chicago will be fine.

10/10/2014 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm fiddles as Chicago burns.

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

Fioretti should attend an fop ,Sgt or lt Union meeting .
If Bob get endorsement from CPS teachers union , police,fire and trade unions he will win .
$6. An hour raise for minimum wage earners and a $3.50 an hour raise over 5 years for first responders .
Young children gunned down in black neighborhoods every week . 2,000 police officers cut from budget by ballerina boy , hiring not keeping up with retirements .
Money for merit captain . CO rank .

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

The problem is that Rahm fancies himself smarter than everybody else because his clout and connections have made him more money than the average churl ever sees in a lifetime...

He "did it" all by himself.


He would be nothing more than Dr. Emanuel's foul mouth little fuck-up son who manages an Arby's and has a deep seated resentment of real men who serve in the public safety and military arena.

One of our Police Family members related leaving one of the nicer coffee emporiums during the time of the "Wedding Dress Under The Stairs" imbroglio just as Rahm was crossing the street to go in...

He stopped to size Rahm up... Rahm hesitated.
He looked Rahm in his eyes... Rahm looked away...

Our family member related that he was tempted to corner Rahm and shake his hand just to see how he would've reacted.

Heh... All kinds of funny... Rahm cornered by a big old scary gray-haired copper giving him a sincere grip & grin while standing on his foot so he couldn't escape.

"Hold still fella... Lemme look atcha real close..."

10/10/2014 07:49:00 PM  

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