Sunday, January 18, 2015

See Ya George!

So not only is Rahm's effort of getting the Obama Library on the ropes, now he is on the verge of dashing the hopes of midwestern Star Wars geeks everywhere:
  • George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running.

    Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the “Star Wars” creator to choose Los Angeles, but the city lost out to Chicago.

    “We still have to get through some lawsuits and things in Chicago,” Lucas said during a phone call while promoting his upcoming animated feature, “Strange Magic.”

    “Once we make it through, we’ll be on our way. But it’s still a possibility that Chicago will be unable to do it,” Lucas said.
Go Rahm!

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61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God.

I'm sending a donation to Friends of the Parks tomorrow, to help fund their lawsuit against the Lucas Eyesore on the Lakefront.

1/18/2015 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucas Museum should 'Go Hollywood'. It doesn't belong here.

1/18/2015 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put it in LA where it belongs. Putting it in Chicago makes about as much sense as putting the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.....oh, um...wait...

1/18/2015 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yoda says...

In Chicago much rather have Lucas Museum than Olympic Games. Hmmm...Rahm of the Dark Side will mistakes make and try to drain off money.

1/18/2015 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we,the citizens of Chicago, "lost" the lakefront to the Lucas Museum, Montgomery Ward would have rolled in his grave.

1/18/2015 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is gonna get his library here one way or another. Even if it cost more that that millennium park deal

1/18/2015 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to Chicago George! Most corrupt city in the country. Please go somewhere else where the mayor doesn't have his hand in your pocket.

1/18/2015 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does some hollywood jackoff producer manage to get his foot in the door here in Chicago and almost ruin the lakefront with a giant shrine built in honor of some stupid fucking sci-fi movie series that he happened to direct???? Rhamulin???

1/18/2015 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep your weird freakin anthill thing. Belongs in LA. Or maybe in Kyrgizstan.

1/18/2015 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance...

Now this silly shit about a "lie-bury" on public land for Sparkle-Farts?

1/18/2015 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good, the thing is as ugly as hell.

1/18/2015 06:31:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Yoda says---

Complicated it is.

1/18/2015 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both the Lucas museum and the Obama library will be located in Chicago.

The election is only a few short weeks away. Once Rahm is re-elected the bulldozers will roll. To hell with the courts, Friends of the Parks and community input.
Rahm has promised both parties that March 1 groundbreaking announcements can be made.

Count on it

1/18/2015 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD!
After what the previous Mayor did to Soldier Field nothing should ever be allowed to be built or renovated along the lakefront ever again!

1/18/2015 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thing would bring millions in tourist dollars which in turn would give the city more money which in turn pays our salaries. So why would we be against it?

1/18/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will merely call his brother (Hollywierd movie mogul) and tell him to get on Lucas' case.

1/18/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great take that bullshit elsewhere!

1/18/2015 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only dorks like Starwars.

1/18/2015 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lucas museum doesn't belong here. It has absolutely no connection to th e history or culture of Chicago. He can build it on hus own land in napa, cal. Why mar our lakefront with it? He wants to see it before he dies. Why not build a monument to john huston or john ford while you are at it?

1/18/2015 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The local gubnet always winds up paying $millions into these projects above the cost of the facility. We don't need a shrine to a pathetic criminal politician or a Hollyweird eyesore on our beautiful lakefront. Let Lucas take his shrine to LA. The lakefront and parks belong to us peasants.

1/18/2015 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but all that park land is not to be built on! End of story! All the open lots throughout this city to build on! Just goes to show this corrupt city will do anything to break contracts and promises! Park land was given to city with promise of never building on!

1/18/2015 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The arrogance, the gall, these millionaires and politicians turning their back on the great founders of this City. These were great men who had the citizens in mind when they put laws on the books that said 'we will not build on these lands - they are for the people'.

Now comes the despicable politicians who will take our public land and make it private for 'libraries and museums' that feed their egos. This is wrong, so wrong.

If these despots prevail in stealing public land, it will be just one more glaring example of how corrupt this city is.

1/18/2015 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

One teeny issue I see from the Building Illustrations is -- Besides the top looking like an UFO that's just landed, lottas yuks coming on THAT! -- it appears that the sloped exterior walls are accessible from the walkway and are easily scaled by some daring 'youths' who like wearing $300 dollar sneakers.

Another issue is that the design looks somewhat like Two Silver Volcanoes -- the big one topped by that aforementioned UFO. The smaller one to the right definitely looks like a volcano to me.

And in this view looking North we can plainly see Soldier Field, which in itself has been mocked and derided for looking like a UFO plopped down in what was the old soldier field.

So does Chicago really need another new structure that adds to the look like we've been invaded by Space Aliens from the planet Antares?

Other than that I think it looks just fine, honest.
LOL! ROFL!

1/18/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lucas Museum proposal is a bad prize from the likes of Rahm...it doesn't belong in Chicago. If that's all he thinks of here, then it isn't very much.

1/18/2015 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama Library should go to New York City! This town is just full of asshole politicians on both side of aisle!

1/18/2015 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Thank God.

I'm sending a donation to Friends of the Parks tomorrow, to help fund their lawsuit against the Lucas Eyesore on the Lakefront.

1/18/2015 12:16:00 AM>>>

Send the money to me instead and I will plant trees in the middle of the softball fields, tear down the field houses and bulldoze LSD and the parking lots and put up a big fence around the parks so no one comes in and walks on your precious grass. With your help we will return it to the lakefront to sand dunes and tumbleweeds.

1/18/2015 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say combine the two museums. Fill in one of the elitest harbors, kinda like tearing up Meigs field, and put it there.

1/18/2015 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm as cynical as anyone when it comes to Chicago and it's politics, but man there are some big time haters amongst us! Don't really see how having the Star Wars museum here would be a bad thing?! Another sound source of revenue that would bring in people world-wide for decades to come and most people here just scoff at it. Now the graft and corruption surrounding the building of the facility and whatnot would be typical I'm sure.

1/18/2015 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This thing would bring millions in tourist dollars which in turn would give the city more money which in turn pays our salaries. So why would we be against it?

1/18/2015 07:31:00 AM

I agree with you.

1/18/2015 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc put it in la, and put the Obama eyesore in DETROIT

1/18/2015 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best thing if it goes away that ugly building,rahm obviously getting paid,obama library whats going to be in there 1 or 2 books about how he destroyed this country?
hope it goes to new york billy deblasio and his police hating friends can cozy up inside and maybe have a party with sharpton jackson and the rest of the "race card" crew!

1/18/2015 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if the area around the Museum Campus isnt already horrible with traffic, we really need more congestion and no parking. If they want something futuristic, slap a dome on that space ship they call Soldier Field and put his movie relics in there, then go build a REAL retractable dome football stadium elsewhere with plenty of parking and tailgating!

1/18/2015 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Lucas Museum s needless massive.", The Chicago Tribune.

"Make no small plans.", Daniel Burnham.

"Why limit the imagination of the arts to the small minds and the beans counters.", Anonymous.

1/18/2015 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought perhaps Lucas' consideration of Chicago was in honor of, or at the request of, his wife, Mellody Hobson, who is from Chicago and still has a lot of business and political ties to this city.

1/18/2015 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm thought he can trick the people of Illinois like he did with UNO. 1st you get Fed $$$ " aka grants, then you get a lot of buildings like UNO then you close them like CPS then sell them for dirt cheap to there pals. That is exactly what these dumb nuts thought they can get away with.. Lmao!

1/18/2015 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally...

I'd love the Lucas museum since I'm a life long Star Wars fan.

Screw the Obamas though.

1/18/2015 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"The Lucas Museum s needless massive.", The Chicago Tribune.

"Make no small plans.", Daniel Burnham.

"Why limit the imagination of the arts to the small minds and the beans counters.", Anonymous.

1/18/2015 01:14:00 PM

"It's ugly obnoxious, and it will clutter the lakefront." - Me.

1/18/2015 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HUGE Star Wars fan. And I hope it's built somewhere else. Leave the parks the hell alone.

1/18/2015 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Nairobi doesn't want the Obama lie-brary?

1/18/2015 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would rather have the Star Wars museum then the Obamination library. Which one do you think is a money maker.

1/18/2015 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody cares for either one of these things. Just another boondoggle waiting to happen.

1/18/2015 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Lucas Museum replace Maggie Daley park....at least he made movies.

1/18/2015 09:16:00 PM  
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1/18/2015 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Only dorks like Starwars.

1/18/2015 08:25:00 AM<<<

You seem to know nothing of the history of the movie STARWARS or how it was made. How about CITIZEN CANE or GRAVITY or UNBROKEN of any movie you might have seen or will see in your life.
But it is not just about STARWARS. It is about the Narrative Art of telling stories through the medium of film and all that that entail. Go look it up online.
They will all be part of it as an educational resource. Why does any film student have to go to California to learn these things. We could have them here and it would be part of a museum I would like to visit often and I assure you I and my grandkids are not dorks.

1/18/2015 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Harold Washington Library was ugly. Lucas' museum looks like a cross between Space Mountain and the terminal at the Denver Airport.

1/18/2015 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put that shit in Vegas where it belongs... Leave us out of this worthless bullshit

1/18/2015 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aloha Hawaii for ommaa

1/19/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, who wants Lucas to build a museum here? Who cares about the tax revenue that pays our salaries? Who care about keeping people interested in this city.
I have no idea what you people think sometimes. Its sad and frustrating that all people do is crap on anything thats good for this city for no reason other than they don't like the Mayor.

Newsflash boys and girls the taxpayer supports us. Be safe as always.

1/19/2015 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Chicago George! Most corrupt city in the country. Please go somewhere else where the mayor doesn't have his hand in your pocket.

1/18/2015 02:34:00 AM

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the mayor and his jedi mind tricks

1/19/2015 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thing would bring millions in tourist dollars which in turn would give the city more money which in turn pays our salaries. So why would we be against it?

1/18/2015 07:31:00 AM

I don't care if it comes or not. I just don't want it on public land on our lakefront. Put it somewhere else.

1/19/2015 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about gary in. they would love star wars.

1/19/2015 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



I despise Hollywood, can't stand its degenerate culture and rarely see its movies these days.

Losing this museum is one good thing. Let's make it two by getting out of the Obama library sweepstakes.

1/19/2015 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucas will never be allowed to escape Chicago. Obi wan wasn't able to deactivate the tractor beam and Lando's guys made sure the hyperdrive is not working

Rahm Vader will not allow Lucas to escape that easily

1/19/2015 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it brings revenue, bring it on!

1/19/2015 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

put that stupid fucking museum in Vegas where it belongs with the rest of that goofy shit and put the sparklefarts library in Englewood where the community he formerly organized can truly enjoy it, that is, after they learn how to read.

1/19/2015 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put the museum in Hegewisch, theres already a bunch of star war bars there!

1/19/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yea, who wants Lucas to build a museum here? Who cares about the tax revenue that pays our salaries? Who care about keeping people interested in this city.
I have no idea what you people think sometimes. Its sad and frustrating that all people do is crap on anything thats good for this city for no reason other than they don't like the Mayor.

Newsflash boys and girls the taxpayer supports us. Be safe as always.

1/19/2015 01:07:00 AM

Are you THAT obtuse and blind?

This so called museum is just another means to "re-allocate" money from the taxpayers to another Rahm backed project to show how Chicago can't "afford" to place a priority on paying the mandated contribution to our pension...

1/19/2015 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thing would bring millions in tourist dollars which in turn would give the city more money which in turn pays our salaries. So why would we be against it?

1/18/2015 07:31:00 AM

I don't care if it comes or not. I just don't want it on public land on our lakefront. Put it somewhere else.

1/19/2015 05:53:00 AM

1/20/2015 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thing would bring millions in tourist dollars which in turn would give the city more money which in turn pays our salaries. So why would we be against it?

1/18/2015 07:31:00 AM

I don't care if it comes or not. I just don't want it on public land on our lakefront. Put it somewhere else.

1/19/2015 05:53:00 AM
How about the site of the old Michael Reece Hospital that Daley bought for the NoLympics?

Oh, and charge him full boat. None of this $1 per year lease BS.

1/20/2015 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Send the money to me instead and I will plant trees in the middle of the softball fields, tear down the field houses and bulldoze LSD and the parking lots and put up a big fence around the parks so no one comes in and walks on your precious grass. With your help we will return it to the lakefront to sand dunes and tumbleweeds.

1/18/2015 11:04:00 AM"

I know that this was meant as sarcasm but I think we should return the lake front to sand dunes and tumbleweeds.

1/21/2015 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. Did a Sgt from 008 get written up by the 1st watch W/C for taking care of a working P/O? White shirts are burning other white shirts. If this actually happened, then we need to avoid that district. The Lt's in 008 will hurt other coppers just for another undeserved promotion.

3/28/2015 01:55:00 PM  

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