Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas


During this time of the year, we wish our readers a very Merry Christmas from everyone here to you and yours.

In light of recent events, we must also wish you a safe and sane shift if you are spending time away from what matters most. Be safe, be careful, be aware. There are too many families with nothing but memories of loved ones gone this year. And there are at least four police families who will only remember the pain of the Christmas season for the foreseeable future.

God Bless you all.

As usual, open post and light posting to be expected.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!! SCC for being here day in and day out! Merry Christmas to you also.

12/25/2014 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and be safe out there.

12/25/2014 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas CPD from retired ISP. Sipping Christmas whiskey with my boys; one graduating college in spring, his younger blowing off a baseball scholarship to join the USAF. Proud of both, praying for both. Just to be safe and happy with the row they decided to hoe. I taught them to be respectful, polite, and honest. I think so far it is working.

SOmehow we have substituted common sense for political correctness. We trample rights and values because someone had their feelings hurt. Or a belief was disrespected. Facts no longer matter, reality is up for grabs for whoever can grab the longest soundbyte at CNN, or can text a hot scoop to the Huffington Post. SPeed before accuracy. Fuck the facts I have a deadline.

I'm glad that I have retired from ISP, but sad for those doe-eyed cadets who sign up thinking that the concept of integrity actually exists.

I sincerely wish you luck and peace. Take care of each other because nobody else will.

12/25/2014 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bah hum buh...love Rahm!

12/25/2014 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need a snow blower wheres my Retro?

12/25/2014 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas. And remember that Christmas is about Christ. The communist atheists of the left love to make fun of and insult Christianity, because they have a sick agenda. They hate America, religion, cops and anything good and decent. Don't let them get you down. Be proud of your American values.

12/25/2014 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice looking tree on the post, SCC. Merry Christmas to you and yours and to all my brothers/sisters in blue out there. Everyone, please stay safe and come home at the end of your shift to your loved ones. That's all that really matters.

Mac

Oh, SCC by the way, check out the article on Breitbart about the fans at the New York Rangers hockey game. The NYPD Color Guard showed up to present the colors during the anthem, and the fans gave the NYPD a standing ovation! Very nice and classy, Rangers fans.

12/25/2014 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean sr........your fired and charged with unlawful dissemination of classified information. A new election will be at fop hall on jan 2. All of your doctored political endorsements are void. Thus jr will not be meriteously promoted. Ray c. (Range guy) review your marine reserve Manuels and observe the FbI bulletin on the fop site with classified info.

12/25/2014 02:39:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Wishing the merriest Christmas to the SCC Family and their loved ones as well.

Here's looking forward to a another year of unfiltered truth regarding the goings on of this decrepit city and nearly-unsalvageable department.

May God bless the police and first responders everywhere.

12/25/2014 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas. Enjoy the time you can with family. I was lucky enough to have it off this year and I made a point to soak in every moment. God bless everyone. Be careful. Be safe.

12/25/2014 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really have to say that I'm not handeling the anti-police movement the last few months very well. I'm depressed and pissed off at the same time. I hate the lies and hate the people who believe the lies even more. It's like I'm waiting for the end of the one of those movies where we the viewers know the main charcter is right but no one in town believes him. It isn't till the end that they all see what we've know the entire time and he's vindicated and we all feel just. Maybe I'm to far gone. I used to be funny and now I'm a miserable person. I don't even care about Christmas anymore. I guess I could use some prayers.

12/25/2014 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the Chicago Police Department..."And hey...let's be careful out there"

12/25/2014 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas SCC ! Thanks for all you do! Fox Lake P.D.

12/25/2014 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all LEO's everywhere. There is a lot of ugly press out there surrounding you, but I for one, am a strong supporter. Stay strong, be safe and know that you are very much appreciated.

12/25/2014 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous The 9mm Dentist said...

Anonymous said...
OFF TOPIC:

Ex Commander Glen Evans made a tearful visit to the 3rd Watch roll call yesterday in 011. Saggy pants, dress shirt half tucked in, and handgun almost falling out the front of his pants (no hoster). Wanted to Wish everyone a Merry Christmas and New Year then went on a rant about how this department has changed, bosses don't have a spine anymore and how soon future robots will replace the everyday beat officer.........(he absolutely had to have been a little tipsy to be talking "robot talk"). He then thanked all the military veterans who served and said he will be enlisting as soon as his shit gets settled. (Isn't there an age limit to join military??). He then saluted everyone and left. It was very bizarre to say the least.

12/24/2014 11:10:00 PM


If this is true - any part of it - it should be considered prima facie evidence of why that nutjob shouldn't be at the helm of anything north a janitorial staff. And no doubt those impressionable hairgels that crossed lines to bring in numbers for that goof gave him a standing ovation. Yeah Glenn, the department HAS changed. Too bad you didn't get that memo. I hope you asked Santa for a gun cleaning kit. Jackass.

12/25/2014 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/25/jet-blue-offering-police-nationwide-free-flights-to-attend-funerals-for-slain-nypd-officers/

Very nice will look to jet blue for my next trip!

12/25/2014 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous A Sgt holding all Aces said...

Merry Christmas to all and I pray the Good Lord keeps you all safe!

12/25/2014 06:06:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Merry Christmas to all from the gang at Beatrice's.

12/25/2014 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Merry Christmas CPD from retired ISP. Sipping Christmas whiskey with my boys; one graduating college in spring, his younger blowing off a baseball scholarship to join the USAF. Proud of both, praying for both. Just to be safe and happy with the row they decided to hoe. I taught them to be respectful, polite, and honest. I think so far it is working.

SOmehow we have substituted common sense for political correctness. We trample rights and values because someone had their feelings hurt. Or a belief was disrespected. Facts no longer matter, reality is up for grabs for whoever can grab the longest soundbyte at CNN, or can text a hot scoop to the Huffington Post. SPeed before accuracy. Fuck the facts I have a deadline.

I'm glad that I have retired from ISP, but sad for those doe-eyed cadets who sign up thinking that the concept of integrity actually exists.

I sincerely wish you luck and peace. Take care of each other because nobody else will.

12/25/2014 12:23:00 AM


thanks .

I like reading posts like this... I for one would like to read more posts from retired guys and gals. Insights and updates about the life we all look forward to sharing with our families when we put this nonsense behind us.

It gives me a boost.

how about suggestions on good towns to consider when it's finally o.k to move away from here.

12/25/2014 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Especially during this time of year when we look back and count our blessings, I pray for all our fellow first responders and military.
A special prayer goes out to SCC for sharing and sacrificing your time, talents and dedication for the benefit of others.
It's not said often enough, but on behalf of a large and grateful group,simply put... THANK YOU!
God Bless You and God Bless America.

12/25/2014 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Merry Christmas to you and all of yours. And Merry Xmas to all our soldiers serving their country away from home, as well as police all over the country who work away from home and from their families to protect the rest of society.

12/25/2014 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

A Merry Christmas to all police officers.

My wife thanks you,
My daughters thank you,
My grandkids thank you,
and I thank you.

God Bless you all and please stay safe.

12/25/2014 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, SCC

12/25/2014 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous SurvivalAndProsperity.com said...

Merry Christmas SCC. Stay safe CPD...

12/25/2014 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas SCC, thanks for all you do. And Merry Christmas/Happy holidays to LEOs across the nation who follow this blog. Be safe ladies & gentlemen, it's a crazy world that you have to police.
But, you are not alone, millions of sane, ethical, hard working American citizens (like yourselves) will always have your back. You see us at our worse whilst we see you at your best. It's a good thing to remember.
God Bless
NAC

12/25/2014 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, SCC. Another year at our house that "Daddy is working" for Christmas, but the kids are proud of what their dad and his friends do. So thank you, all, who are working today...from those who didn't get to go to bed after getting off midnights, to those who didn't get to celebrate at home when the kids got up, and those who have to cut their days short to go to work in the afternoon and evening. We love you all and thank you for protecting us.

12/25/2014 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Jon Dougery said...

Merry Christmas to everyone at SCC, and to all of Chicago's Finest!!! Stay safe out there, the natives are getting restless...!

12/25/2014 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired 7 years and love your blog! Loved the Circus, loved the Clowns! Keep up the good work!
Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year!

12/25/2014 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of my fellow officers: I spent many holidays away from my family due to having to work, since my retirement I have now enjoyed 2 Thanksgivings and Christmas' at home. Please stay safe out there, back each other up, and remember there are a lot of sick people out there who would not hesitate to hurt a cop for their own selfish reasons,look around and police you own actions, to all of my fellow Sgts. out there, use your wisdom and experience to guide these officers and ensure their safety, it is your job to do just that, roll on their jobs to back them up, that is why you have the stripes, most of all MERRY CHRISTMAS and stay safe, God Bless you and your families.

12/25/2014 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas everyone !

12/25/2014 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 02:39 am. Obviously you are drunk or can't read the FBI bulletin is un classified. Sober up you are an embarrassment.

12/25/2014 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays SCC u all keep up the good work. To all my fellow Ofc's out there far n near u all be safe Njiy the time u do get 2day with ur family an keep ur eyes peeled.
Watch ur partners six.
B.R. From 005th...

12/25/2014 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to the staff SCC , Police Officers and all First Responders . Be safe and thanks for protecting us .

12/25/2014 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Merry Christmas. And remember that Christmas is about Christ. The communist atheists of the left love to make fun of and insult Christianity, because they have a sick agenda. They hate America, religion, cops and anything good and decent. Don't let them get you down. Be proud of your American values."

Really? People celebrated through winter festivals long before Christ came around. I am an Athiest cop and I don't have a sick agenda. Bid out of 016 and go work in 007. Then after a few months of that, try telling me there's a God.

12/25/2014 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to the Police everywhere,US and overseas.For any of us that have traveled abroad and through out the USA, you know how comforting it is to see a Uniformed GARDA,POLIZA,Sheriff,Trooper,Town Marshall....especially if you are in need.
Thanks to SCC for keeping up the "good fight".
Peace and glad tidings to all of you and your Families.
Please stay safe in the upcoming days(NYE), and throughout 2015.
There are too many names on those "Walls" that I recognize, and worked with.
Thanks for all you do.

12/25/2014 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all you officers out there try to have a great Christmas and New year you have a tough job these days just come home to your families and remember your Oathkeepers and we're proud of you. RET.CPD.

12/25/2014 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all you police officers. Please don't forget, most of us are behind you, unlike the fools who make the news. Peace and may things be better in 2015.

--Law Abiding Citizen

12/25/2014 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Camden FYI... Why is the Police chief in MO saying "Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased"? How about this? FUCK YOU!!!! "Our hearts go out to the officer who was forced to use "JUSTIFIABLE" deadly force in the performance of his duties to go home safely and now has to deal with this situation the rest of his life.

12/25/2014 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you SCC. Be safe everyone. Remember the old adage that one works to live not lives to work.

12/25/2014 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all our finest in blue everywhere and please stay safe! Love, retired CPD

12/25/2014 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas be careful if you are working today!

12/25/2014 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Merry Christmas and GOD Bless to you and all of your's SCC. Thank You for being the tireless voice and an advocate for truth, common sense and reason.

The Policeman is under attack because he dares to BE a Policeman and stand on the side of what's right instead of standing with a corrosive agenda and the small, cowardly and raisin-hearted men who promote such.

Whole and intact Policemen cause them sleepless nights.

A voice and an advocate for Policemen disturbs them even more. It's harder for them to dictate the narrative and run the table by maligning the very people charged with guardianship/protectorship of society.

However imperfectly such is rendered...

Humans struggling to do God's Work
versus those who hate the good that
we stand for because they know that their
small, hollow, craven selves are totally
lacking in the fortitude to sign up and
honorably serve.

Plenty of Policemen...
Never beat an ass that wasn't deserving.
Never took a penny that wasn't theirs.
Are mindful of the big picture and all that implies.
Work within the law.
Serve long, honorably and PROUDLY!

The Joyful Haters fixate on "You guys are mere public servants so act the part."

It galls them that Policemen dare to stand erect and not be the servile, cowed into submission hirelings they desire Policemen to be.

You see... As The Police go?
So goes society.

The Policeman stands for something.
Something that is good, deeply cherished
and dearly held.

Joyful Hater says Policemen think too much of
themselves and upright society thinks too much
of The Police.

Matthew 5:9
"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of GOD."

Merry Christmas and GOD Bless us all.

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12/25/2014 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Rory T. said...

Mele Kalikimaka from Kauai !!
To all my Brothers and Sisters still fighting the good fight. Be proud, stand tall and for goodness sake, watch each others backs ! This (Mess) too shall pass.

Merry Christmas,

Rory & Linda Trausch

12/25/2014 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/25/2014 04:55:00 AM

I know how you feel brother; you are not alone. If you feel the need to talk things over, Peer Support is available.

12/25/2014 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:23AM, Well said....... Amen

12/25/2014 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas all you Second City Cops. Been "away" for a while (no, not in jail...just away), but I'm back to tell you that there are still quite a few good non-LEO's who have your back.
Signed, NAC (not a cop)

12/25/2014 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I wanted for Christmas was my FOP book AND I GOT IT!
P.S: it's like a sticker book with all the corrections.

Oh the wonder of Christmas!

12/25/2014 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really have to say that I'm not handeling the anti-police movement the last few months very well. I'm depressed and pissed off at the same time. I hate the lies and hate the people who believe the lies even more. It's like I'm waiting for the end of the one of those movies where we the viewers know the main charcter is right but no one in town believes him. It isn't till the end that they all see what we've know the entire time and he's vindicated and we all feel just. Maybe I'm to far gone. I used to be funny and now I'm a miserable person. I don't even care about Christmas anymore. I guess I could use some prayers.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
You got the prayers coming brother and please reach out to the chaplian unit to talk to the good people there. I know you heart is heavy brother, WE do care about you and your feelings. God bless you and talk it out with another brother too. All will pass, please hanf in there.

12/25/2014 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope rahm is "forced" to fund the pension,that is priority 1 we are laeving rahm can you imagine a bunch of trained coppers who have their pensions stolen you know like your friend the former city treasurer neely just did 8 years to get her covert pension! Neely the same person who sued mike shields at fop for exposing her corrupt pension investing ways that same girl! Btw why does the treasurers detail still have sergeants paid valets as bodyguards with unlimited overtime why? does the city city clerk Susan still have her detail? What with all this waste and the pension being paid out to these valets at a sergeants pay rate why is this allowed? dean could you do something and look into this? please sir "disability king dean"!

12/25/2014 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to my brothers and sisters on C PD I still love my fellow officers I prAy for everyone and their families everyda y safe and God Bless you all keep things in perspective . This is a bad time it happens about every two years Jet Blue is offering free flights to anti LE agent that would like to attend the funeral of officer Ramos in NY God Bless

12/25/2014 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas CPD from retired ISP. Sipping Christmas whiskey with my boys; one graduating college in spring, his younger blowing off a baseball scholarship to join the USAF. Proud of both, praying for both. Just to be safe and happy with the row they decided to hoe. I taught them to be respectful, polite, and honest. I think so far it is working.

SOmehow we have substituted common sense for political correctness. We trample rights and values because someone had their feelings hurt. Or a belief was disrespected. Facts no longer matter, reality is up for grabs for whoever can grab the longest soundbyte at CNN, or can text a hot scoop to the Huffington Post. SPeed before accuracy. Fuck the facts I have a deadline.

I'm glad that I have retired from ISP, but sad for those doe-eyed cadets who sign up thinking that the concept of integrity actually exists.

I sincerely wish you luck and peace. Take care of each other because nobody else will.

Outstanding Trooper!! Very well written. Thank you!!!!
CPD Sgt

12/25/2014 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate the read.

Most people appreciate polic and the military. Two exceptions: media and it seems the government itself.

You'd expect that type of behavior from radicals, but now the radicals are in the gov't: judges, professors, aldermen, congressmen, etc.

It's sad what this country has become.

Merry Christmas.


12/25/2014 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4:55am. Keep your chin up. I feel exactly the same way and so do alot of other people. Just remember your training so you are confident on the street and make a conscious effort to not be complacent. And remember your family and true friends will have your back. This too shall pass. It might be awhile but the next big thing will happen and poeple will move on....hopefully

12/25/2014 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, SCC by the way, check out the article on Breitbart about the fans at the New York Rangers hockey game. The NYPD Color Guard showed up to present the colors during the anthem, and the fans gave the NYPD a standing ovation! Very nice and classy, Rangers fans.


That's because hockey people are a different breed. Hockey fans, hockey players, hockey families...a great community.

12/25/2014 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about suggestions on good towns to consider when it's finally o.k to move away from here.

12/25/2014 06:12:00 AM
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In Illinois, just about anywhere outside of Cook County. McHenry County has a high percentage of working class people. Not big money, but earn about the same as a cop, solidly middle class, solidly conservative and not too much crime.

Mountain Home, Arkansas. There are a few CPD retirees down there.

Most places in Idaho. It's a favorite LAPD retirement area.

12/25/2014 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Christmas, let us all take a moment to listen to the words of Paul Harvey, who spent so much of his life here, and gave us these words, that there is more reason than ever to reflect on.

Click here: href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUZ2fKVqcs">Policeman by Paul Harvey

12/25/2014 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? People celebrated through winter festivals long before Christ came around. I am an Athiest cop and I don't have a sick agenda. Bid out of 016 and go work in 007. Then after a few months of that, try telling me there's a God.

12/25/2014 11:13:00 AM
********************
Atheist, did you ever hear of free will? People do what they do and this morality you disdain sprang from religion.

Try reading Dr. Walter Williams latest article on Black Progression and Retrogression. It's an interesting take on what has happened to the black community, much of which is help from the government.

http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2014/12/24/black-progression-and-retrogression-n1934643

12/25/2014 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Christmas memory of just what has caused the problem...

Click: Joe Friday Teaches Obama

Then here: Joe Friday calls Obama for immoral conduct & lying.

12/25/2014 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John 10:11
Thanks & Peace to you All.

12/25/2014 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all those at CPD and SCC from "the guy on a bike" at Finance.

12/25/2014 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FBI often disseminates information to law enforcement agencies and personnel. This information is sometimes marked "UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO(For Official Use Only)". This designation means that while "Unclassified" the information is "Law Enforcement Sensitive" and should be handled per federal guidelines. These guidelines include the caveat that Law Enforcement Sensitive information NOT BE POSTED ON A PUBLIC INTERNET SITE. The FOP is now posting this information on their public website in violation of these federal guidelines. Just because something is "Unclassified" doesn't mean anyone can read it. The FOP tried to do something good but as usual did not know what the fuck they were doing. I guess that's what happens when you haven't been the police...ever. Right Dean?

12/25/2014 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/25/jet-blue-offering-police-nationwide-free-flights-to-attend-funerals-for-slain-nypd-officers/

Very nice will look to jet blue for my next trip!

12/25/2014 05:55:00 AM

Good for small departments who want to send reps, but it's two tickets PER DEPARTMENT, and must be requested by the department.

Still, a great gesture and a reason to fly them.

12/25/2014 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holidays are still excruciating 31 years after the tragedy. When are NYC funerals?

12/25/2014 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas SCC! May the insight and wisdom of your collective being continue to be a miracle for many years to come!

12/25/2014 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas to 10g. You won me money sir. U rock.

12/25/2014 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You say you want to know what life is like in retirement? It's fucking great. While I didn't really want to leave as I loved the job, leaving was one of the best things I've ever done. No more pressure. No more HAVING to do anything. No more traffic congestion sitting on the expressway trying to get to work on time. I get up when I want, work out, eat breakfast, go visit the grandsons, go home read a book or watch a movie. Stare out the window watching the deer or coyotes walk by. Wondering if I should snow blow the driveway now or wait till tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. Go to dinner if I feel like it or maybe pop a frozen pizza in the oven. Stay up late or go to bed. It doesn't matter. I can sleep in or get up early. And this is in the winter time. In the summer it's which lake I should take my jet ski to. Should I go bike riding today or should I go running?
The ONLY thing I miss are the guys and the excitement of the job. That's it. No more Rahm Emanuels,Richard Daleys, Gary McCarthys or Jody Weis, no more whining little wiper snapper complaining about how rough they have it, how they didn't get an official lunch even though they already ate. Well.
In short, life in retirement is good. Stay safe and you too will enjoy it one day.
Oh yeah, when you do leave, GET THE FUCK OUT OF CHICAGO! I did and I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted of my back. Plus, the cost of living has been reduced by about 50%. I became a Packer fan real easy.

12/25/2014 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace on Earth to men of good will.

12/25/2014 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Merry Christmas to all those at CPD and SCC from "the guy on a bike" at Finance.

12/25/2014 08:43:00 PM

You seem like a nice guy. We need to find you a different job, though. Merry Christmas to you, too.

12/25/2014 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim McMahon, former CFD injured off duty on motorcycle several years ago dies of massive heart attack Christmas Day. A wonderful man, never gave up. Even though he was a confined to a wheel chair, he was truly a stand up guy. Rest in peace Jim, I'm sure you & Jon O'Connor will be coaching from the heavens. Bless you for all the knowledge you shared with me to help my son.

12/25/2014 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A Christmas memory of just what has caused the problem...

Click: Joe Friday Teaches Obama

Then here: Joe Friday calls Obama for immoral conduct & lying.

12/25/2014 06:50:00 PM
The first is timely once again. Thanks for sharing.

12/26/2014 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I really have to say that I'm not handeling the anti-police movement the last few months very well. I'm depressed and pissed off at the same time. I hate the lies and hate the people who believe the lies even more. It's like I'm waiting for the end of the one of those movies where we the viewers know the main charcter is right but no one in town believes him. It isn't till the end that they all see what we've know the entire time and he's vindicated and we all feel just. Maybe I'm to far gone. I used to be funny and now I'm a miserable person. I don't even care about Christmas anymore. I guess I could use some prayers.

12/25/2014 04:55:00 AM
Please talk to someone who can get you back on track. Know that most people don't agree with those idiot protestors and know that the police are the best service government provides.

May God Bless you and lead you safely out of your time of darkness.

-- Grateful Chicagoan

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

Couple thoughts...

great thread.

I read the comment about how much the current things going on right now can bring us down and
while I feel exactly the same, it's so true that most people in this country DO NOT feel that way, not by a long shot.

The media needs to stay alive in desperate competition with new media/digital age gobbling up the old customer for print and tv news programming.

Keep your head up, man. This is a bit of a darkage as journalism cannibalizes itself selling lies for young mush head audiences and ad revenue.

Meantime, this country is so racist and oppressive that millions still risk everthing to make the trek to get here from all over the world?

Don't believe that. WE KNOW BETTER.

This country is still leaps and bounds the best bet for freedom and opportunity, just ask any immigrant to tell you why he left home.

Now...guess what? You have the honor, and chose to be duty bound, to help protect that greatness, to keep this country what it is...exceptional!

Thank you to the retirees. Keep those stories coming.

And to the guy feeling down. I'm right there with you. Go find something you used to do. Take a weekend and force yourself to do that stuff you put off because you can't bring yourself to find it worth doing anymore.

Something silly and fun. Allow yourself to put all that shit aside for a while.

Surpise an old friend. Call up that old girlfriend. The one that's always up for spontaneous trouble making.

Road trip somewhere where you can watch people behave the way they don't behave wherever you work.

That 99 per cent you always hear about?

The truth is, 99 per cent of Americans don't hate the police.
They are the ones who know police violence is not a crisis.
They are the people who know what violence would really look like in this country if we DIDN'T do what we do everyday.

12/26/2014 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim McMahon, former CFD injured off duty on motorcycle several years ago dies of massive heart attack Christmas Day. A wonderful man, never gave up. Even though he was a confined to a wheel chair, he was truly a stand up guy. Rest in peace Jim, I'm sure you & Jon O'Connor will be coaching from the heavens. Bless you for all the knowledge you shared with me to help my son.

12/25/2014 11:32:00 PM

holy cow that's terrible. rip

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

To 02:39 am. Obviously you are drunk or can't read the FBI bulletin is un classified. Sober up you are an embarrassment.

From: Bring it.
The shit is classified Unclassified//FOUO (Which means for official use only)

That F...ing means "don't put it on the open internet."

I'm not drunk, and totally understand security classifications. My bet is that you don't or are a Communist/Democrat.

12/26/2014 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too 12/25/14 10;05pm im near retirement where it did you move too ,if its Wisconsin do they tax your retirement?

12/26/2014 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I really have to say that I'm not handeling the anti-police movement the last few months very well. I'm depressed and pissed off at the same time. I hate the lies and hate the people who believe the lies even more. It's like I'm waiting for the end of the one of those movies where we the viewers know the main charcter is right but no one in town believes him. It isn't till the end that they all see what we've know the entire time and he's vindicated and we all feel just. Maybe I'm to far gone. I used to be funny and now I'm a miserable person. I don't even care about Christmas anymore. I guess I could use some prayers.

12/25/2014 04:55:00 AM Please reach out to family, friends or EAP 312-743-0378.

12/26/2014 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I really have to say that I'm not handeling the anti-police movement the last few months very well. I'm depressed and pissed off at the same time. I hate the lies and hate the people who believe the lies even more. It's like I'm waiting for the end of the one of those movies where we the viewers know the main charcter is right but no one in town believes him. It isn't till the end that they all see what we've know the entire time and he's vindicated and we all feel just. Maybe I'm to far gone. I used to be funny and now I'm a miserable person. I don't even care about Christmas anymore. I guess I could use some prayers.

12/25/2014 04:55:00 AM

I'll send you some prayers per your request but I would prefer you contact the Department Counseling Service on the Bell @ 3-0378.

Best wishes.

12/26/2014 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless and Merry Christmas to all the Police Nation wide,may God shine on them and gain back the trust and integrity that they deserve!

12/26/2014 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Merry Christmas to all those at CPD and SCC from "the guy on a bike" at Finance.

12/25/2014 08:43:00 PM

You seem like a nice guy. We need to find you a different job, though. Merry Christmas to you, too.

====================

Thanks for that. unfortunately due to the screwed up hiring process for the 2006 test, I got a call number of 86 and never got called back until it was time to take the test in '10 or '11. They called me for my invite to the academy in 13... 6 weeks before I turned 40.

I've accepted I can't use my degree and be a PO in this city. But at least I have a city job.

Happy New Year to all.

12/26/2014 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I really have to say that I'm not handeling the anti-police movement the last few months very well. I'm depressed and pissed off at the same time. I hate the lies and hate the people who believe the lies even more. It's like I'm waiting for the end of the one of those movies where we the viewers know the main charcter is right but no one in town believes him. It isn't till the end that they all see what we've know the entire time and he's vindicated and we all feel just. Maybe I'm to far gone. I used to be funny and now I'm a miserable person. I don't even care about Christmas anymore. I guess I could use some prayers.

12/25/2014 04:55:00 AM

I'll send you some prayers per your request but I would prefer you contact the Department Counseling Service on the Bell @ 3-0378.

Best wishes.

12/26/2014 11:54:00 AM


Understand that you didn't cause the current situation and there is little you can do about it. You, like many of us, are caught up in the tidal wave of police hatred that is part of the massive "Not my fault" movement plaguing many of the communities we patrol.

You didn't do it and you cannot fix it. Roll along with the wave and enjoy your life regardless. Don't keep fighting to get the wave going somewhere else. Do your best and don't expect anyone else to notice, except those who know you and love you.

Years ago I got counseling for similar feelings. It goes away. Your life goes on. Happiness returns. Really. There are innocent people out there who need what we do and depend on us behaving professionally. That is why I go to work. Remember, our patron saint. St Jude, is the patron saint of hopeless causes. That isn't by accident brother.

Take care.

12/27/2014 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/25/2014 04:55:00 AM

Brother, and I mean that.Reach out to EAP and realize that they can help .A priest,rabbi can help.. professional's will help you get through this.Stay Strong for those that look up to you,even those on the streets that you work,your neighbors,family, and those idiot friends from high school or college.You Will Over Come.
Been There.God Bless.
John 10:11

12/27/2014 10:27:00 PM  

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