Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nice Connections Rahm

Let's see - Rahm worked for the Clintons, was a US Representative, big money banker making millions, Sparklefart's Chief of Staff....and not one of his connections could whisper in his ear that his pick for Schools Chief was a bit shady?
  • Federal investigators were looking at Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s role in a $40 million textbook contract that was awarded while she worked in Detroit, long before she became Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s schools chief, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

    Byrd-Bennett, 66, faces more than seven years in prison after she pleaded guilty in Chicago earlier this month to steering $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer while she was CPS CEO in exchange for kickbacks.

    Both the Chicago and Detroit deals contain startling similarities, interviews and public document obtained by the Sun-Times show.
This makes the picture we posted a few days ago look extremely accurate:


So who got the kickbacks? Why aren't we hearing about any of these people? Why isn't the media asking where the money went? All we're getting is this bullshit:
  • A CPS spokeswoman said in an emailed statement: “No one could have predicted the crime that Barbara Byrd-Bennett admitted to earlier this month. As we’ve said before, CPS will do everything in our power to make sure that this will not happen again, and that every possible dollar reaches our classrooms.”
We're pretty sure someone could have predicted this crime easily if they had the ear of the White House, the Clinton political apparatus and more government contacts than Chicago has rats.

In fact, you would think that someone who managed to dodge all sorts of questions about how he earned $11 million without any experience in high finance and hundreds of thousands more serving a mere 18 months on the board of Freddie Mac, would have all sorts of insight into the hiring of someone who seems to have existed solely to steer money into connected pockets.

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37 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should have use the compstat crew for predictive analysis! It works so well for mcstupid and his backup singer tracy!

10/28/2015 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While were on the topic of Chicago Public Schools, I have a question. Did anyone else notice that the Bogan football player who collapsed and died after a game was referred to repeatedly by the media as a Bogan H.S. student and a Country Club Hills resident? How does that work?

10/28/2015 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What she did, even though its shady as hell, isn't even close to the amount of money stolen and shady deals that Daley and Daley's people orchestrated.

10/28/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And where is Obama's Great Educated Basketball Team Player? That Great Chief of the Department of Education for the whole USA....that Great One who Headed the Chicago Public School District when Richie Daley was Mayor??? Where is Arne Duncan in all of this??...A man whose claim to fame is playing ball with President Obama. Did Arne know anything about this scandal?? Wouldn't he know about the investigation of Barbara Byrd-Bennett in Detroit?? Does he know anything??

10/28/2015 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A steady parade of thirsty-assed political and corporate
Lick-Hitters blowing into and out of Chicago to get some of that
free money Rahm al-Ghoul stole from the first responders...

10/28/2015 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope she flips. Won't matter though, another scumbag crook is just gonna take her place anyway. Like telling a bum to quit begging and leave a downtown corner. Come back 5 minutes later and another will be in his place

10/28/2015 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only valid and unasked question is "Did she kick upstairs ? " Come on you genius reporters ask it , investigate it

10/28/2015 03:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, the little crook was s US rep, not a state rep. He had Rostenkowskis old district and ran around the country trying to get more democrats elected since his seat is a safe one for democrats. He's always doing something that's not his job and not doing the one he's being paid for.

10/28/2015 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW IT WORKS...

There is an organization who is fighting the city to expose the TIF abuse and patronage. Our money is being slotted for future projects past 2036. That is why they say there is no money. Here is a link from the Reader where Tom Dresser is helping the Teacher Unions FOIA the city for relevant information. SHOULDN'T WE BE HELPING????? The city is really screwing them around but they are not giving up. VERY INTERESING STUFF....here is the link

http://www.tifreports.com/foia-fight/

10/28/2015 06:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Rahm is a financial genius. Ask him.

10/28/2015 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone thinks she was going to get 2.5 million for herself, I have a park for sale
at Michigan and Randolph for $1,000.

10/28/2015 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little bird tells me Big Byrd and her CFO Tim Cawley should be asked about a nearly $250 million awarded to Aramark for Janitorial Services that had to be added to because of "overruns"

10/28/2015 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have another Detroit shady person working at CTA as the Chief Admin Officer....Carolyn Williams Meza. Her daughter also worked at cTa, got booted, and landed a top job at the City's IGO.

10/28/2015 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So she could talk and be with her family or not and do prison time! 66 years old the clock is running out she needs to talk and the felonious need to be uncovered, Byrd talk you family o the combine? What's it going to be?? But then again the fix will be in she will get little to no time for all the millions taken big clout surely money passed to "connected people!"

10/28/2015 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 11th ward or as I call it the axis of evil is involved in this 100 present

10/28/2015 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey media, how bout a look into tds 11 million?

10/28/2015 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As everyone knows the Clinton's and their associates are pure as the new driven snow and squeaky clean. They always have been, and that is why Hillary is beloved and trusted.

10/28/2015 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...






And as Detroit died, they looted the corpse.


Same will happen here. The less and less money there is to pay for basic functions, the more thieves will kick into a frenzy of larceny.

10/28/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's in her 60's, gonna get 7 years, deals are being made as we speak.

10/28/2015 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully tbe Reader or Chicago Magazine will pursue this.

BTW, SCC is the only news source that seems to be talking about Rahm's potential involvement. When I mention this to friends, they seem to think Rahm is great. Jesus, I need to get out of Chicago.

10/28/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Rahmmie ever heard the term "Vet"? Between the crook from Ohio and this woman, as the kids say "epic fail"

10/28/2015 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know How much BBB's co-indictees contributed to Emanuels Campain fund!

10/28/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The smartest of the political class are not stupid enough to take money in an envelope in the form of kickbacks. These idiots usually get caught and end up in jail. Of course they are taken care of if they keep their mouth shut. While serving their time their families get jobs and when they get out they usually end up with six figure jobs at McCormick Place as a tradesman . The smartest of the political class have law practices that specialize in representing people against the government ( think taxes and appeals) or insurance brokerages where they can sell insurance to business. Can be very lucrative ( Think Madigan, Daley and George Dunn). The smart ones use their influence so their families can get jobs and good government contracts ( think Madigan, Daley). They seem to pay less then fair share of property taxes as they have unusual success appealing the assessments. And, they often get insider information on great real estate bargains that will soon be announced to the rest of us ( think the condos on Halsted Street near the U of I). . Oh, and don't forget free college tuition through legislative grants, which are now gone. It seems that many of the applicants outright lied under oath on their applications so they would be eligible . Somehow Lisa Madigan( the highest law enforcement officer in the state). overlooked this, never prosecuted or made attempts to recover the money. Idiots like Barbara Byrd-Bennet do still exist. Did the mayor really know that this was a giant kick-back scheme? Who knows? But, I bet the truth does come out. I really do not think that the mayor is that stupid or corrupt.

10/28/2015 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Sharpton (don't know why anyone would want this clown to do this), refuses to say eulogy at New York murdered coppers funeral!

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/al-sharpton-not-giving-eulogy-randolph-holder-funeral-article-1.2412710

Al says he is not a "sideshow" yes ok Al nothing to extort?

10/28/2015 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While were on the topic of Chicago Public Schools, I have a question. Did anyone else notice that the Bogan football player who collapsed and died after a game was referred to repeatedly by the media as a Bogan H.S. student and a Country Club Hills resident? How does that work?

Oh, I'm sure his family paid CPS tuition as an out of city student. You don't think they would do something illegal so Junior can play football, do you???

10/28/2015 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Repo man is taking back state prison vehicles for non-payment! So the prisoners will be stuck in prison and cannot go to court? You can't make this up!

trucking company that leases semis to the Illinois Department of Corrections is taking the vehicles back after the state failed to pay its bill because of the ongoing budget dispute between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the legislature.

The Larson Group agreed to a six-year contract in 2010 to lease five semitrailer trucks to the prison agency for $68,000 a year. The vehicles were used by Illinois Correctional Industries, an offshoot that has inmates make a variety of products ranging from food and clothing used in prisons to dishwashing soap and Adirondack chairs sold to outside customers.

While the contract was good for another year, the company decided to walk away after the state racked up what the department says is an outstanding balance of $17,010.30.

The trucks have been parked at a warehouse in the central Illinois town of Lincoln, and the corrections agency is scheduled to turn over the vehicles Thursday, corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson said. The agency owns other vehicles that can be used to transport food between prison facilities, she said.

A representative for the Larson Group could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

10/28/2015 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there is absolutely no mention in the Detroit papers of BBB's impending sentencing. Completely censored out.

Only vague mentions of anonymous Fed investigations. Our papers are such jokes.

10/28/2015 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, SCC is the only news source that seems to be talking about Rahm's potential involvement. When I mention this to friends, they seem to think Rahm is great. Jesus, I need to get out of Chicago.

10/28/2015 09:59:00 AM


You need new friends.

10/28/2015 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And where is Obama's Great Educated Basketball Team Player? That Great Chief of the Department of Education for the whole USA....that Great One who Headed the Chicago Public School District when Richie Daley was Mayor??? Where is Arne Duncan in all of this??...A man whose claim to fame is playing ball with President Obama. Did Arne know anything about this scandal?? Wouldn't he know about the investigation of Barbara Byrd-Bennett in Detroit?? Does he know anything??

10/28/2015 01:04:00 AM
His silence and non-engagement on this tells me he knew as well as tutu boy, all about Byrd well before she arrived here.

10/28/2015 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ALL about the Kickbacks, especially with the CPD and their promotions.

10/28/2015 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The art of the kickback has now gone nationwide, thanks to Chicago Democrat politicians using Chicago as itheir training ground for corruption, and spreading it nationwide. Now the feds, are either too stupid, to incompetent, too dysfunctional, or on the take two, all part of this On going scheme. Everything is for sale jobs promotions early retirements with fat cat pensions, etc. etc. etc. the selling of these things which are not theirs, by politicians, but actually owned by the taxpayers, who are the last to get a fair shake and get anything legitimately from these bastards. Now since it is getting close to election time, within one year, the Democrat political leaders will start throwing a few of their low level player lackeys under the bus, to make it look like they are actually trying to crack down on corruption, which is a total fucking joke. None of the big string pullers will be arrested and indicted, or convicted, and as soon as the elections are over, things will return back to normal once again with the dumb fucks in the FBI and other federal agencies turning a blind eye to it all . The feds might catch one out of 100, that's about all. even your average high school kid nowadays, with anything on the ball, realizes that the game is rigged when it comes to politics here in our once great nation.

10/28/2015 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The information that Bennett had questionable dealings in Detroit and that an investigation was going on was fairly well known. There was also investigations into her activities in Cleveland concerning inflated numbers of students riding on busses and expenditures on travel and meals. She also got huge salary bumps every year. I don't remember who reported all this info - maybe Catalyst or WBEZ, but it was on the radar and Emmanuel hired her anyway. There had to be something in it for him.

10/28/2015 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm knew, he knows everything, she plead quickly knowing if not she may just "disappear" she should talk the old lady will serve some time in jail, she looks sickly guess she will deny her family everything while the "slave masters" who pulled her strings control her every move! Failure yes byrd you are, but be a true bird and sing your family or the elceted? Your choice dummy!

10/28/2015 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm got his Tax Increase. The financial wizard, the master actuarial, the savvy investor. You don't get this talent on your own or with an MBA, It takes an Act of Congress....a Democrat Congress.
Watch this YouTube from Oct 2008, sparring between FOX's Bill O'reilly and Rep. Barney Franks (D), it sums up how Rahm Emanuel was able to sell off his Freddie Mac stock just before it tanked that made him an instant "Slumdog Millon'aire"
http://youtu.be/aIm5Mp-mmRU

10/28/2015 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's jesse Jackson, AL sharpen, and father flagging at ??? Black lives matter

10/28/2015 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Obama is expected to meet, according to the White House, “with families of police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty” and “families of children” in Chicago who perished.

“I told these grieving families how sorry I am for their loss. But I could not honestly tell them that our country has done everything we could to keep their loved ones safe,”

Running like hell to fill in for Rahm Da Steak Knife, huh?

Nothing new.

10/29/2015 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While were on the topic of Chicago Public Schools, I have a question. Did anyone else notice that the Bogan football player who collapsed and died after a game was referred to repeatedly by the media as a Bogan H.S. student and a Country Club Hills resident? How does that work?

Oh, I'm sure his family paid CPS tuition as an out of city student. You don't think they would do something illegal so Junior can play football, do you???

10/28/2015 12:26:00 PM
Stepdad was quoted as saying he was living in Chicago with friends of the family. Did he play for the Jackie Robinson West World Series team, too?

10/29/2015 12:56:00 AM  

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