Friday, March 11, 2016

Burke Strikes Again

Is there anything this nanny-state alder-ass-munch can keep his nose out of?
  • Professional baseball players could be banned from using smokeless tobacco in Chicago.

    A proposal is in front of the City Council from 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke, who wants to ban players from using chewing tobacco at Wrigley and U.S. Cellular fields.

    The ban would also include high school, college and other amateur sporting events.

    Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston have similar bans in place.

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will testify in support of the ban during a council committee hearing on the proposal tomorrow.
Oh great, Dick "Turban" Durbin is involved. Thank goodness that the City Council has fully funded police, fire and municipal pensions... and the schools are fully funded... and the money being blown on the McCormick Place debacle has been recovered... and the high-speed train to O'Hare is off the table... and any other billion dollars problems are solved.

Now the City Council can concentrate on stopping adults of legal age partaking in a perfectly legal habit that affects pretty much no one but themselves. Kind of like trans-fats, foie gras, sugary drinks, do we need to go on?

There are serious problems in Chicago. And Ed Burke is worried about chewing tobacco? Does anyone really think this will stop players from chewing? They'll just chew in the field and spit into opaque cups and the teams will just tell their TV cameras not to pan the dugout. Passing nonsense laws like this does nothing except engender disrespect for all laws.

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59 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my time on the Job the most Ridiculous thing I ever saw was Burkes security Detail.

3/11/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Nellie Fox said...

And just how does that arrogant blowhard plan to enforce his nitpicking bullshit? If CPD sees a MLB player chewing something, should an officer go out onto the field, order the player to open his mouth only to discover he's chewing gum.

Keep fucking government assholes out of our lives.

Indeed, Burke is a pompous asshole. Dirty Little Richie, Madigan and Burke are compelling arguments for term limits.

3/11/2016 01:00:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

This will affect patrons as well.

3/11/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about that these busy-body, nanny-state, nuisance-laws show disrespect for the populous in general. Burke and his fake, cranky, pretend, rulers of the roost aught to stick there collective heads in the sand on this one and mind their own damn business. What a bunch of you know what. More malarkey and distractions from Alderman if they go for this....they want us to look the other way as Rome Fiddles and Pensions and Health Benefits go South while McCormick Place, Maggie Park, Bike Lanes, DePaul Stadium, the Lucas Lake Give-a-way and all the other s--- is carried out. We are the Fools and they are the Freaks. Where's the Shame??

3/11/2016 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My first thought when I read this is wtf.....wouldn't this be something that the clubs would regulate. Why is the City even getting involved. SMH.

3/11/2016 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Vote TRUMP said...

Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston . . . Demo-crates or Republicans are the party elected?

Ohhhhhh . . . of course . . the communists : DEMO- crates.

3/11/2016 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shootings, murders, robberies, etc...etc... are over the roof and what do these fools want to fix : problems with chewing tobacco in stadiums cause that will stop the Carnage in Chicago CC....Brilliant!

3/11/2016 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous BIG Spender said...

Seems like senility has set in.

It's like someone on the Titanic going around and setting picture frames straight while the ship is listing. Great priorities!!!

If everyone keeps quiet, you can hear "Nearer My God to Thee" playing. Oh wait, that just might only be a Chinese Funeral going on.

3/11/2016 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you know that forbidding a perfectly legal act, is the perfect show of power over the people and population control. It is the sort of things that good democrat politicians, dictators and communist leaders do.

3/11/2016 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke should tell his fat ass precinct captain at O'Hare that he's not suppose to smoke inside the terminals.

3/11/2016 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfucking bealivable Smdh! And banning chewing tabacco to the sports player playing professional ball, is going to do what exactly? ? More money in fines kicked back for the City... Duh😂😡🔫

3/11/2016 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So has Chicago's sea turtle population rebounded yet? They were supposedly choking on plastic shopping bags.

I mean after that 13-year-old girl in the suburbs allegedly kicked off the bag ban, and then had the governor calling her at home about the wonderfulness of it all.

I found myself accidentally shopping at a Jewel in Chicago, and the thin, flimsy paper bags tore while the bagger was still putting things into them.

Maybe I'll chew some tobacco in the store...

3/11/2016 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is wrong with this a hole. I hope baseball fights back. All the problems in Chicago and he wants to mess with baseball.

3/11/2016 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well how will they enforce this? Why is it that battery charges are never filed during a baseball fight? It's ok to punch someone in the face during a game but not ok to chew tobacco?

3/11/2016 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, if I see Bryce Harper with a pinch of chew in between his cheek and gum I can enter the playing field and anov him ? What an absolute joke this shithole city is. Hey Burke , who gives a fuck about chewing tobacco. Maybe you should be more concerned about the murder rate in the city.

3/11/2016 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody said that the aldercreatures that sit in council had any brains this just proves it. Keep voting for democrats and watch the city crumble

3/11/2016 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umpires will now be given an additional task, thanks to Burke. Instead of concentrating on a pitch between the chest and waist, they'll be preoccupied looking at players putting a pinch between their cheek and gum. They'll be calling spit outs in addition to strike outs. Thanks Ed, how's our pension payment from the city going? C'mon Eddie, "Play Ball!"

3/11/2016 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about also banning those sunflower seeds in the parks too. You go to a little league game and many are spitting those shells all over the place.

3/11/2016 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BAN DEMOCRAT VOTERS IN THE STATE, That will solve 80 % of just about everything.

3/11/2016 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These asshats should ban themselves. When are people going to wake up and stop voting for these chooches?

They've been in power too long, they are old and out of touch, they are starting to carry on like power-mad, lead-piped-water-drinking Roman Emperors or something. What's next, is Caligula going to make his favorite cat an honorary alderman? Maybe he'll turn their wives out and use the proceeds to refill the City's coffers.

They've probably thought of that one already but realized they won't get much revenue from that idea.

3/11/2016 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

He enjoys making us look ridiculous.

3/11/2016 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Burke. The 80s called they want your glasses back,,,,,

3/11/2016 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That must be a burning issue for all the Hispanic voters in his ward!
What does he say about the attempt to pass a bill in Springfield for over $700,000,000.00 that was going for scholarships for friends, family, neighbors and anyone that the sponsoring legislatures put in for? The state is broke?
Didn't Burke's brother get caught up in that bullshit a while ago? Never to be mentioned again.

3/11/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop chewing "or what"?

3/11/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the alderman declared Chicago a " nuclear free city". That means the thousands of street gangs will not be getting nuclear weapons anytime soon. Have they been talking to Kim Jung of North Korea?

3/11/2016 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chewing on those sunflower seeds and spitting out the shells is just as disgusting as smokeless tobacco. Step up to the plate Eddie (pun intended) and ban those pesky seeds and while you're at it, keep chewing gum out of the dugout.

3/11/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Burke should worry about his flock leaving


http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/03/10/meet-some-of-chicagos-trump-democrats/


Dems voting for Trump?

3/11/2016 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pot is fine though. smoke a joint, bro

3/11/2016 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If democrats are so "liberal" why are they always attempting to limit our freedoms? I'd say they are more akin to nazis.

3/11/2016 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next it gonna be, don't hit the ball so hard... Or don't crack the bat, nearby birds wake up and leave their eggs everytime they hear a crack of a bat. Punting is the way to go

3/11/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because Chicago has no other problems to worry about.....you would think eventually they would get tired of embarrassing themselves with nonsense like this.....

3/11/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke is an IDIOT and so is Turban Durbin!

3/11/2016 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Burke has fucked this city bigtime. This fuck has been around 2 long. U think
daley took a lot of money, this guy can buy daley out.

3/11/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only perfectly legal, but safe. Google smokeless tobacco cancer risk. These products are relatively safe to use. Do the research yourself. Most oral cancers are a result of smoking and consumption of distilled spirits. Also Human Papilloma Virus. I am a former PO now employed in health care. The high profile oral cancer cases you have been hearing about were NOT caused by smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn in particular.

3/11/2016 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, between Burke, Dirtbin, and Bush, the city and state are in good hands.

Bush? What Bush?

The Senator Bush from Grayslake who somehow managed to bring to the floor of the Senate a bill to abolish the tampon tax.

After all, removing the tax will result in a loss to the state of "only" $15 million.

That would be the same state that can't pay its bills and has more debt than many countries. That still doesn't have a budget.

This is what the D's have given us. Madigan. Cullerton. Dirtbin. Obama. Burke. Rahm.

It's all a game to them. And us peons are the entertainment.

3/11/2016 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Grabowski said...

These self-serving jag offs/assholes just make laws because they can. Like smokeless tobacco is a real problem. Maybe you could try and apply yourselves to solving some of this city's, county's, and state's real problems. Mind your own G_ddammed business and leave us the hell alone.

3/11/2016 09:41:00 AM  
Blogger O W WILSON said...

A very good adult book to read especially for those under 40 is Robert Colley's "When Corruption Was King." Give a lot of insight as to what Eddie Burke's aspirations were when he was younger. Good primmer on 1st ward politics.

3/11/2016 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolute bullshit. How are they gonna stop it and enforce it? Are they going to make security who works for the ballpark go and tell multi-million dollar plays to knock it off? And what are they gonna do when the player spits a big wad of tobacco on their shoes and tells them to "make me." Is the security person going to call the police. When the police come and the player says no, what is the officer going to do, write the player a ticket? When the player takes the ticket and spits a big wad of tobacco a on the ticket, rolls it into a ball and hits it with the bat into left field, then what? They gonna revoke the players Illinois Licence, issue a warrant when the player doesn't pay? Our city council is a joke. FIX THE BUDGET!

3/11/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what can they do to them if they do chew???

3/11/2016 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another shake down...

3/11/2016 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The boss and aldermen do whatever they want to take the attention away from them.

3/11/2016 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

High school athletes are one thing, but telling professional players they can't? And three cities already passed this (shades of the NYC Big Gulp crap). This city is halfway to hell. Unbelievable.

--No Cop Here

3/11/2016 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Burke Strikes Again"

No surprises there.

And clown shit smells "funny" too...

3/11/2016 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Durbin the "Turban" sponsoring a bill to get public workers their full Social Security back. Then we can be equall to the elected politicians like Durbin and his wife who now are collecting over 50,000 a year. In Social Security and still get their full pay checks and will get their full pensions. But where settlers, son we belong to the F.O.P who wouldn't dare challenge career politicians. Now, let's start the
St. Patrick's day festivities.

3/11/2016 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! what next no more taxpayers money for illegals? Cutting off funding for the fake revs? reopening all of rahms closed mental facilities? Think we have a so called senator involved in this nonsense? No wonder this country is in so much trouble! Have you ever watched netflix series house of cards excellent program and most of the storylines are taken from the white house actions no wonder this country is in such terrible shape!

3/11/2016 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see it now. Fans are sitting in the stands, suddenly two PO's walk onto the field & approach the pitchers mound. Then place the pitcher in cuffs and walk him out of the ball park and straight to the station. Charge : Chewing tobacco during ball game. Victory for Ald. Burke

3/11/2016 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is going to be in charge of heading into the dugouts to issue ANOVs?

3/11/2016 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger Transmaster said...

What no chewing tobacco anointed spit balls!!! What's a MLB pitcher going to do!!!! Oh Humanity, Oh the Chewing tobacco endorsements. ;)

3/11/2016 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Tampons are Free of Tax!! Hell, that better include Kotex. The White House has just joined a group working to help mamas buy toss-a-way diapers at some better rate or some S--- like that. Read about it...the story just popped up yesterday. Guess cloth diapers are not good enough for damn idiots. And so, now these communistic rules and tactics have turned to concentrating on private parts. Our Freedoms are being stolen folks, raped, actually....get used to it or scream like hell.

3/11/2016 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Burke open the book on 100 million in compensation that he controls. He is damned afraid of any outside investigation or audit. I wonder why?

3/11/2016 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone tell Ed Burka to worry about REAL problems. Why is he still in office anyway? He's old as shit and simply has no clue about what life for a REAL citizen is like in the city of Chicago. He should be ashamed of himself for worrying about issues that don't affect a major portion of CITIZENS of the City of Chicago.

3/11/2016 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Enforcement of legal tobacco sales in our city will not only help keep our neighborhoods safer.." (Rahm)
So THAT'S the REASON for all the shootings - cops don't enforce cigarette sales!!

3/11/2016 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
what can they do to them if they do chew???

3/11/2016 10:16:00 AM

Write 'em a fifty dollar citation, I'd guess.
That'll show them!

3/11/2016 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so much want to shit on that man's grave.

3/11/2016 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago, and America, Led by fuckin Morons.

3/11/2016 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as you don't leave your nasty 7-11 spittoon cup in the squad, I really don't care, although you look like a bulldog with your dip under your lower lip.......

3/11/2016 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Him and is wife should have been in jail for taking bribes during the Greylord scandal but Burke has been a fed snitch for over thirty years so all is well.

3/12/2016 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as you don't leave your nasty 7-11 spittoon in the squad...Now I would agree, that is gross. That is a legitimate grievence for sure.

3/12/2016 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burke is nothing but a pimp for the mob. Always has been. Look at his client list. Names from the Chinatown and the Elmwood Park Crew. This guys is a nobody. Was scared shitless of Richie and Madigan who's law firms were his competitors. You're right. He's been a Fed snitch all his life feeding the Feds information about his mobbed-up clients.

3/13/2016 05:07:00 PM  

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