Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Claiming a "Tie"

When Rahm publicly cuts off your balls and waves them around for everyone to see, you pretty much only have two courses of action - (A) shut up and lick your wounds or (B) claim that you meant to give Rahm your nuts and you're actually happy that he took them.

The assorted caucuses took Route B:
  • The City Council’s Black and Hispanic caucuses on Monday claimed at least partial credit for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s end-run around the Police Board on the choice of a new top cop and served notice they intend to join forces on other issues to force the weakened mayor’s hand.

    Neither caucus endorsed the mayor’s surprise choice of Eddie Johnson, the Chicago Police Department’s African-American chief of patrol who once served as Gresham District commander.

    But both the Black and Hispanic caucuses had pressured the mayor to choose someone from inside the CPD to boost police morale and restore community trust shattered by the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.

    That allowed Black Caucus Chairman Roderick Sawyer (6th) and Hispanic Caucus Chairman George Cardenas (12th) to claim at least partial credit for the mayor’s surprise decision to drop frontrunner Cedric Alexander, the African-American public safety director of DeKalb County, Ga., in favor of Johnson, an insider.
Riiiight. Rahm picked an insider because you insisted....an insider who didn't even apply for the job and who therefore didn't have anyone in his corner pushing for him.

The only guy pushing for him was...Rahm.

Which means he owes exactly one person...Rahm.

So now the amusing end game because, "Who the hell is going to apply for a done deal?"
  • Now that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has gone around his handpicked Police Board to anoint Chicago’s next police superintendent, why even go through the motions of another costly and time-consuming nationwide search?

    And even if the mayor’s dissed Police Board appointees agreed to spend more of their time and energy doing a second search to give the mayor legal cover, who would even bother to apply?
Rahm has just destroyed any credibility that the Police Board has and backed them into a corner - Does Lightfoot accept the position of "Rahm's bitch" and conduct the "nationwide search" with the fix so obviously in?

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23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so typical of his department, this is no different than every other promotional test..... I hope the DOJ is taking notes.... It wold be funny if police board told Rahm NO.

3/29/2016 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

Come on, SCC - where is the story here?

Typical Chicago politics - nothing new.

Johnson was not "in the running", so no Alderman or "Caucus" can claim any ties (or clout) to his promotion.

Same old, same old........Aldermen are just a rubberstamp.

Selection board - created to appease a lot of people - no power in their "final three" selection.

All sounds legit to me. (Well, as legit as you are going to get in Chicago.)

3/29/2016 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I meant to do that!" - Pewee Alderman

3/29/2016 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you brought this up. Lightfoot would be an idiot to continue being on the police board. If she stays on, it's for the easy money, which means she is a political hack like the rest of them. Have some integrity, Lightfoot, and resign now.

3/29/2016 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Paw Patrol said...

This is why Milwaukee Co sheriff Dave Clarke is too good and too smart to even consider wading into the slime of Chicago politics. Sheriff Clarke is the real deal and does not suffer fools quietly. God bless him.

3/29/2016 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decertify each and every Lt that was in Gene's invitation only study group. Fire them all.

3/29/2016 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Please don't give the title of RAHM'S BITCH to an icky girl.

You don't need a nationwide search for that. I'm available.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/29/2016 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just love it. Black and Hispanic caucus. Now think if you had a white caucus? Oh, the calls of racism.

3/29/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every Latin should apply and have Rahm tell you to your face your not dark enough.

3/29/2016 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kept seeing Fr. Flaker on tv talking about the new Police boss. The way he talked it would seem that the new boss was his guy and he put him there.
Guess Flaker is running the Catholic Church and the Police department. So rahm is actually taking orders from him.
Too funny, rahm is his bitch!!!!

3/29/2016 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On another note does anyone think that if you have a hearing regarding termination that RAHM has the only vote that counts? Another board which the mayor controls and nobody is accountable.

Weirdo Lightfoot with all her fancy degrees is shown that she is as smart as a garbage man.

So lori will you quit your spot with pride or will you have another search for a SUPE on the Cities dime. Nobody seems to care about the amount of money spent on the nation wide job search. So RAHM authorizes another FAKE search so he can say he is not breaking the law! Ummm credit rating and pension payments!!!

No FOIA request asking RAHM when he looked at EDDIES resume and what his interview questions said after the other were posted online.
And people wonder If gene williams stole test answers CMON...

3/29/2016 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger jaye ellis said...

Our city is increasingly taking on the the culture, politics, sectarian divides of Beirut Lebanon.

Lebanon was part of France up through the 1950s I believe. Maronite Christians were the majority and running most things up through the mid 1960s (again that's just what I remember) then the demographics changed, same as Chicago. All sorts of groups (Druze, Islamic Sunni and Shiite) started to insist on their group getting positions like police chief, defense minister, finance minister etc.

There was sectarian war in the 1980s I don't think these terrible wars ended until Syria's Assad forces invaded and occupied Lebanon. Israel invaded Lebanon to try to take out the PLO in I think it was the late 1980s.

Ok, does this #*&$*# sound familiar? Our Chicago is getting this way and since "we" are in the minority we should study how Maronite Christians in the minority held on, prospered, made alliances as best they can. Tony Rezko (sp?) one of Obama's $ backers is from this Lebanese community.

3/29/2016 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't any law maker thought to change the law that allows a sitting Mayor to pick his Police chief of superintendent?! Anyone this runt digit deficient toad picks is his guy until he sees fit. Is super Eddie ready to suppress video surveillance evidence or such for his half pint sponsor?

3/29/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC I just came back from a short one week vacation. Just caught up with your past posts. I get my dose of reality from you and your followers. This post almost made me cough up my morning coffee with laughter. Having your balls cut off and saying thank you! Your style of writing and posting Pictures is police humor that anyone that has been the police can appreciate. Thanks SCC, please keep up the fine work you are doing.

3/29/2016 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be a worldwide search followed by competitive exam and then wait for the phone call. That's the way it is and has always been.

3/29/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how much money is being wasted on this shan. Just do it

3/29/2016 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is the Master Politician, hopefully the Dems will run him for president after Hillary is indicted. He is Dem presidential material.

3/29/2016 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On another note does anyone think that if you have a hearing regarding termination that RAHM has the only vote that counts? Another board which the mayor controls and nobody is accountable.

Weirdo Lightfoot with all her fancy degrees is shown that she is as smart as a garbage man.

So lori will you quit your spot with pride or will you have another search for a SUPE on the Cities dime. Nobody seems to care about the amount of money spent on the nation wide job search. So RAHM authorizes another FAKE search so he can say he is not breaking the law! Ummm credit rating and pension payments!!!

No FOIA request asking RAHM when he looked at EDDIES resume and what his interview questions said after the other were posted online.
And people wonder If gene williams stole test answers CMON...

3/29/2016 07:22:00 AM
lightfoot she be smart guess not! Now these idiots think they won, no you were completely out smarted not that it takes more than a second grade edumucation to do it with! rahm again showed you how much you don't matter,and another search come on now who would even apply? You can't make up this political theater!

3/29/2016 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy was a white hispanic and honorary member of LAPA. "They" had their chance in the sun, now it's time for another white hack.

3/29/2016 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you brought this up. Lightfoot would be an idiot to continue being on the police board. If she stays on, it's for the easy money, which means she is a political hack like the rest of them. Have some integrity, Lightfoot, and resign now.

3/29/2016 04:37:00 AM

Every exempt will be told to apply. Former exempts will be enlisted to apply as shills. The Board, led by a disgruntled, but handsomely compensated Lightfoot, will go through the motions and Johnson will be one of the three names the Board forwards to TD 9.5 and, unless Johnson runs naked around City Hall in the near future or a really negative story about him pops, such as a secret baby Momma, Johnson will be officially named Superintendent of Police.

3/29/2016 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
Even the national media can even see how violent this summer is going to be in Chicago.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/us/violence-surges-in-chicago-even-as-policing-debate-rages-on.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/

3/29/2016 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

Anonymous said...

Glad you brought this up. Lightfoot would be an idiot to continue being on the police board. If she stays on, it's for the easy money, which means she is a political hack like the rest of them. Have some integrity, Lightfoot, and resign now.

3/29/2016 04:37:00 AM
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The Winning Phrase is - "If she stays on, it's for the easy money, which means she is a political hack like the rest of them.

BINGO. We HAVE a winner.

Why would she resign? Where else would she get "easy money"?



3/30/2016 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is real funny, they lost idiots were out foxed easily by rahm, now they claim victory, another reason to gut these clowns by at least 99% where do we find losers like this?

3/30/2016 08:17:00 PM  

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