Sunday, May 08, 2016

This Isn't a "Museum"

We had a thought earlier today, right in the middle of the Detective Exam. No idea where it came from, but it went something like this:
  • George Lucas, Rahm, Mrs. Lucas, "phather" Pfleger are all pushing for this Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Now Lucas sold LucasFilm to the Walt Disney Company for a little more than $4 billion. Disney is, shall we say, very firm, in protecting what is theirs. Litigious-ly firm. Aggressively so in many cases. Disney isn't going to spend $4 Billion (with a "B") on something and then let Lucas run around and make money off of it. Does anyone in their right mind think that Disney is going to sit back and let there be a "Star Wars" museum outside of California or Florida more than a thirty minute ride from Disney World, Disneyland, somewhere a Disney cruise ship can dock, or anywhere that Disney has a very large, corporate presence? We certainly don't. And without the "Star Wars" hook, what does Lucas have?
We looked this whole thing up - it's an art collection. Stuff by Rockwell, Degas, Renoir, plus other stuff that "tells a story." Don't we already have an Art Institute? And countless galleries? Aren't there traveling exhibits that make stops across the country annually with all sorts of art collections? We recall many hundreds of them over the years.

Narrative Art? Isn't there a Museum of Broadcast Communications? A Columbia School of Broadcasting?? Any number of universities with media programs who'd be happy to host a monstrous Lucas collection?

But Chicago is supposed to bend over backwards to accommodate a billionaire and his hedge-fund managing wife who is saying, "Won't someone think of the black and brown children?!!??!" to anyone who will listen.

Ain't buying it. We've seen the type of art the younger generation embraces (all colors, not just black and brown) and quite frankly, they wouldn't appreciate Norman Rockwell, nor Degas and certainly not Renoir. This is crap and taxpayers are going to be saddled with a white elephant in short order should it come to pass.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to the planetarium about a half mile away and see real space science. It's more exciting and thrilling that this cast-off junk shop will be.

5/08/2016 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I'm glad to see you were so focused during the test!!!! I hope this was after you completed a portion of it and were just waiting for the next one to start.

You are spot-on (as usual) in your assessment though. Disney doesn't give anything away.

5/08/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Thurston Howell III said...

HMmmmmm.. The Merchandising Museum of Crap. Come on SCC old boy, don't be so cynical.

When you spend a Billion Dollars, it HAS to called the Merchandising Museum of "Magnificent and Monumental" Crap. Have to use those BIG adjectives because it's BIG money.

And by God, they better have special parking for fellow Billionaires. When we go there, I don't want to be looking all over the lot for my Rolls.

5/08/2016 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is as bad of an idea as that Great Chicago Fire reenactment on the Chicago River!

5/08/2016 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about this. Way back, Hop Along Cassidy and Daniel Boone were every bit as big as Star Wars is today. What if the totally corrupt, Daley Crime family, had spend millions on a Hop Along Cassidy Museum? See the point? Star wars will fade away for some new interest or fad. And Rahms hopes of some national political office will fade away as well. Now, if only the thieving Daleys and their in-laws, cousins and assorted ass kissers would fade away as well, the world would be a better place,.

5/08/2016 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this city had history of sound financial management I would not have a problem with the Lucas museum. However Chicago does not. Parking meters anyone? Pension debt? Unfunded schools? Streets full of pot holes, closing mental health facilities, cut back in public safety? Trust me now the Lucas museum is a great deal for the city and will bring in billions of dollars, create millions of jobs and best of all be for the children.

5/08/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Irate Taxpayer said...

Just another 'brainstorm" like bankrupt Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid. Stop fucking with the taxpayers. Build it in Rio.

5/08/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart, SCC. This whole thing is a gimmick. A scam, from the beginning. With no more art in it than a few dowdy pictures hanging on a wall with little knickknacks, a gift shop, restaurant and a view. Kinda like a 'Man Cave'. Ask how tall it will be. The height is enormous. Georgie probably wants to he cremated, ashes tossed into Lake Mich so he can 'watch' his memorial from the shore line. Sounds as goofy as the story Rahm and Melody are telling. Disney owns R2D2, not George Lucas. One print media has already reported George is saying very little about what will be inside the ugly thing. Cheaters, cheaters, liars, liars. And Taxpayers pay the Chump Change. You are good SCC!!!









5/08/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a tax dodge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/business/art-collectors-gain-tax-benefits-from-private-museums.html?_r=0

5/08/2016 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing about the merit special announcement at details test sccc. Hmm surprised it wasn't a post

5/08/2016 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Lucas' "generous" gift is ~$750,0000, and - if his collection is up to snuff - deducts far more than that to dodge taxes.

5/08/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Chief Pee Wee said...

I know what you're sayin' SCC. Because we are so cultural and dynamic and puttin' out a lot of Rap music in Chicago now, where is our Rap Music Institute of Modern Thought?

Cleveland has got the Music Hall of Fame, we should have the Rap Music Institute of Chi-Rockinstan.

We could even make a school out of it so rappers could go there instead of high school. Or, would that be a college? It'd be something.






5/08/2016 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Lucas, keep your fucking painting and go fuck yourself... all you did was make star wars, and to my best recollection--- there was only 3 black guys in it, James Earl Jones, Billy D. Williams, and that black guy flying the X-wing who got killed the battle of Endor

5/08/2016 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you are becoming quite the reporter. This is as plain as the nose on their face, but they do not see.

This is not a Star Wars museum!!!!!!

It is an egofest for Mr Lucas' wife. If you had money in the Ariel Fund in Deferred Comp, you lost money. ]

This debacle is a loser. Keep the lakefront clear.

5/08/2016 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did George & his wife have their wedding at?
Follow the money!

5/08/2016 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant read

5/08/2016 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are making a big deal over jar jar binks aren't they?

5/08/2016 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Father Michael Pfleger [is] pushing for this Lucas Museum of Narrative Art."

As always, well within the purview of his employer, the Catholic Church.

Right?

5/08/2016 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lucas Museum is being built by the USC Lucas Film College in LA. Take it to the bank.

5/08/2016 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disney can't build a year round theme park in the Snow Belt unless it gets built underground. People just are not going to wait an hour and a half for the Magic Tea Cup or Dumbo the Elephant rides when it is 30 degrees. So the G.L. Museum could put Disney in the midwest in a big way.

The Museum is also a film school.

My grandson would like to go to that school.

5/08/2016 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Force be with you George. Good luck hope it happens. It'll be bad ass!

5/08/2016 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is all about helping and educating the black and brown children.

5/08/2016 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't George Loser and Malady Hobgoblin give $250,000 to Barry and Rahm? Dem rich folks bought dem poor folks, and we all know that when those dems are bought dey stay bought, over by dere.

5/08/2016 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and Trucking. Man, that's right out of an HBO show. So's your gangbanging and murdering.

Hey, who shares Ron Zelman?

5/08/2016 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a museum so much as a warehouse were this filthy rich cheapskate can store his private art collection at our expense.

Screw him. Let him rent a storage locker at public storage like everyone else. Better yet, maybe he can be a guest on storage wars as they all fight over his locker. "YUUPPP!"...

5/08/2016 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most interesting part is the funding.
$1.2 billion from the State of Illinois?
$1.2 billion from the taxpayers of Illinois?

The plan requires $1.2 billion in new borrowing, which would be paid off by the $743 million the Lucas museum set aside for construction on the original site and a complex tax plan, including hotel-tax revenue, that is currently being used to pay off debt on U.S. Cellular Field, where the White Sox play.

When the debt on the stadium is paid off in two decades, the revenue will begin to pay off the debt on the museum.

So, twenty more years before the Cell is paid off and before that money can then be used to pay off the Lucas museum? WTF???

And you're correct SCC. Quite of bit of this art that Lucas wants to display has to do with Star Wars, Toy Story, etc. If Lucas is a private owner of some of this, I'll bet Disney has some say in how and when it is displayed.

5/08/2016 05:11:00 AM  
Blogger fatfred said...

The whole point of billionaires giving anything to the public is the tax advantages. They don't care where, just as long as it goes on display.

5/08/2016 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen

5/08/2016 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No shit?

5/08/2016 06:00:00 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

A couple thoughts from me.

The whole thing smells like a vanity project for George Lucas. I suppose it went up on bids and your buddy Rahm offered the most.

The name is bad. With the franchise sold the name Lucas will in time not be associated with the Star Wars logo even if sequels keep the logo in the public eye. And if the franchise stops selling movies, the whole thing will be obsolete in a few years.

You do not make money on this stuff with entrance fees, the big money is in drawing in tourists. The museum sitting off by itself will not be enough of a draw to bring in tourists. It might make sense in one of the entertainment centers like near a Disney Company park or movie production area because it would be part of the general draw of the region. But in Chicago? Clearly misplaced.

And it is for minority children? Give me a break!

5/08/2016 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what are you suggesting?

5/08/2016 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop day dreaming and complete your test! It's a new day in Rahmy World or Rahmyland if you prefer.

5/08/2016 06:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Don't mess with Disney. They don't play.

5/08/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh? no stuff from the film? I don't believe it.

5/08/2016 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the artwork displaying Mayor Harold Washington wearing women's underwear be put in the gallery's?

5/08/2016 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work SCC! Real journalism isn't dead, One only needs to come here. The Trip, and Scum times can see how it's done.

5/08/2016 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's Phather Phakers hook? If Lucas wasn't married to a black woman Phaker would be yelling white elitism at the top of his lungs. And what does the Lucas museum have to do with St Sabinas parish anyway? The Catholic Church needs to reign in this idiot.

5/08/2016 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are truly worried about the black and brown children then PUT IT IN A BLACK AND BROWN NEIGHBORHOOD!!! I do not understand why this has not been put to Lucas/Hobley! The land is free and available, no one would argue against it, it could provide economic incentive to a neighborhood full of rot...and think of all the opportunity for black and brown children!! Why has no one in the media suggested this? Put this nonsense in Douglas/Garfield/Washington Park! Or at least ask the fake supporters of the black and brown why they haven't considered this!! Hypocrites

5/08/2016 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This museum has no business in Chicago.

5/08/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it the financially strapped city of Chicago, that can't keep their police, fire and teachers pensions properly funded, always has money for crap they don't need?
How much does the "average" citizen pay in taxes in Chicago? I mean those that actually work and pay taxes, not the ones your taxes support.
It must be getting very tiresome.
Stay safe Officers.

J.J.

5/08/2016 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC, well put and thorough. How did the test go? Did you see all the promised ones getting up and walking out early. Some things will never change. On the other hand, being a Detective is THE best job on the department.

Lastly, Happy Mothers Day to all the CPD working mothers, all our other mothers, and to my mother. Though she is gone, she's still a great mom.

5/08/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A White Elephant? You mean like the acres upon acres of vacant land that sits right across Lake Shore Drive from 31st beach where Daley made us taxpayers buy Michael Reese Hospital for millions of dollars and then demolish it, all in anticipation of getting the olympics!? That kind of white elephant!? The powers that be couldn't possibly be that brain dead to conceive of an idea similar to that fiasco could they? Oh wait . . . isn't the nine digit midget thinking of demolishing the east McCormick building? Stupid is as stupid does.

5/08/2016 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so it wouldn't have R2D2?

5/08/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! You have identified key issues that everyone in the Media and everywhere else has missed. And the cost of maintenance for this facility will fall upon whom? Do you think Rick Simon will get the contract for that? Baby"G"

5/08/2016 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work exposing the real truth . All I ever read was that it was Star Wars crap. Either way I am not real interested and wouldn't drive downtown to see it. Nor would most children care. No matter what race.

5/08/2016 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send $100 to Friends of the Parks if you want to fight this scam. At least join their organization.

5/08/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Pleger have to do with this museum. He is just trying v to make this a race issue. Lucas' wife threw her card out already saying that black and brown children will suffer if it is not buikt. Yeah right, what will they do, just hang out and play thier buckets and break into cars of the out of state visitors to steal the GPS UNITS. Build it next to the Obama library out south.

5/08/2016 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's being packaged as something it doesn't even remotely represent. Typical. They better not spend a dime of my fucking taxes on it. If Lucas and his phony wife are that egotistical, let them donate their own money to the Art Institute for the Lucas wing of narrative art.

Fuck them. Carpetbaggers. And Rahm needs to stop letting his brother Ari use Rahm's influence to make his clients happy.

5/08/2016 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Disney can't build a year round theme park in the Snow Belt unless it gets built underground. People just are not going to wait an hour and a half for the Magic Tea Cup or Dumbo the Elephant rides when it is 30 degrees."

5/08/2016 02:44:00 AM

Why is that our problem?

"The Museum is also a film school. My grandson would like to go to that school."

That's nice.

Somehow, I feel remarkably guilt-free about this whole thing.

5/08/2016 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger Retired Gus said...

Lucas donates the "Art Work" and claims a major tax write off while it sits in the museum. Really don,t think" donate" is the correct word because that means you've turned over ownership rights which he will retain.

5/08/2016 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still wondering what the "Museum" admi$$ion charge will be for all those "Black and Brown Children"? If memory serves me, nothing Disney related is cheap.

5/08/2016 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

‘Star Wars’ Museum: Rahm Emanuel Got Campaign Cash From Disney, George Lucas’ Wife, Before Pushing to Donate City Land

11/20/14

"You might call it the Dark Side of politics, but in Chicago, is there any other side? Windy City preservationists are suing to block the construction of a so-called “Star Wars” museum after Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered to let George Lucas build the $400 million project on publicly owned lakefront land. The mayor has defended the proposal to lease the prime real estate to the billionaire Lucas for just $1 a year, insisting the project is on “solid legal ground,” the Sun Times reported.

"What he hasn’t mentioned is the almost $50,000 worth of campaign donations he has received from those with vested interests in the project..."

http://www.ibtimes.com/star-wars-museum-rahm-emanuel-got-campaign-cash-disney-george-lucas-wife-pushing-1726849

5/08/2016 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm loves wasting tax payers money to build a legacy oh wait its all for the children isn't that right or so he said.

5/08/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even for Chicago this is a stupid idea. Now take a moment and think what that means ; It means its one of the stupidist idea's in the world for 2016. I'd say in the top 10 so far. But the fix is in. Now girlfriend is screeching all you racists want to keep them black and brown kids from learning.

5/08/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A Star Wars-themed land, currently and unofficially referred to as Star Wars Land, is an upcoming themed area being developed at Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The new land was first announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger at the D23 Expo on August 15, 2015. The land at each park will each encompass 14 acres...Construction began at both locations on April 14, 2016."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Land

"The Force is strong with our galactic Star Wars collection. Find a universe of Jedi approved collectibles, t-shirts, costumes, toys and more.

"Toys
Collectibles
Costumes & Costume Accessories
Tees, Tops & Shirts
Outerwear
Clothes
Accessories
Home & Décor
Entertainment"

>ka-ching< $$$$$

By the time you get to be my age, you've seen so many fads come and go...

So where is the Narrative Museum Of Hula Hoops And Old Cap Guns?

5/08/2016 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Museum of Narrative Art....everybody get that??? Think poetry slam and all that other crap no one listens to or likes from talentless people that need to feel important. They need to be pushing brooms. Publically funded art is welfare plain and simple.


IT'S NOT A STAR WARS MUSEUM!!!!!!!!

5/08/2016 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the museum build a casino

5/08/2016 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

......with another $1.2 billion of the taxpayers money thrown in to boot. PAY INTO THE PENSIONS! These are the taxpayers.

5/08/2016 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Emanuel also received donations from executives of the Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm and the “Star Wars” franchise in 2012. They contributed a combined $13,800 to Emanuel’s campaigns. Bob Iger, chief executive, personally kicked in $5,300, records show. The donations from those with a direct interest in promoting Lucas’s work were part of a larger six-figure cash haul from the TV and film industries, whose wares will be promoted at the cinema-themed museum."

The Sun-Times story about Ari Emanuel's involvement that was linked to here seems to have completely disappeared.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/19522940-505/mayor-rahm-emanuel-draws-hollywood-backing-thanks-to-agent-brother-ari-emanuel.html

5/08/2016 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucas and Hobson will claim huge tax writeoffs for every dusty movie prop, costume and poster they own. That is the $700 million. The thing will be built secured and maintained ad infinitum on your taxpayer dime.

5/08/2016 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still the museum creates more jobs, tax revenue, tourism than a fucking parking lot.

5/08/2016 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Daley - and this is my World.
Kim Loon Rahm the Reformer is looking at his last days so he's grabbing up as many sweet deals as possible.
Just what did the city gave away for small change or buy with big coin and which have had an ecomonic boom for the Taxpayer?
Block 37 Tunnel?
Millennium Park Grill?
Michael Reese Hospital?
Traffic $ Red light Camera program?
Charter Schools?
The Ohare Never-ending Expanding Expansion?
Divvys and Bike Lanes (formerly fences and flower pots)?
Uber's?

Where is the return on these few "city investments"?
(Maybe it's in my water bill or garbage pickup.)

Museums are dead. Tourist traps intended for saps not citizens.
The city is not safe, not even down at the lakefront.
Rahm will wholeheartedly hand this liberal couple a museum and shove the bill up the taxpayers ass.

5/08/2016 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't see them wanted to build a museum in the violent crime capital of the Country. It's bad now and only going to get worse.

5/08/2016 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Father Faker become an urban planner and an architectural consultant? Weirder still is his sudden alliance with Rahm Emanuel. What in the hell does building this museum have to do with "societal racism" and depriving "children of color" anyway?

5/08/2016 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucas has retained rights to display his stuff in a museum. it was part of the deal with Disney. George is a smart man. he retained rights to all merchandising when he made the movies which brought him millions. His deal with Disney allows him to display his personal collections in the museum.

5/08/2016 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>> What is Narrative Art?
'Narrative art is art that tells — or narrates — a story through imagery. <<<

So when you cut out all the big-word leftist pretentious spin, aka: Bullshit, "narrative art" includes drawings from Comic Books. Or 'graphic novels' as today's functional illiterate youth call them.

And for crap like that, and to stroke this Lucas asshole's ego, Rahm wants to destroy the lakefront with that white elephant monstrosity 'museum'. That's un-fucking-believable, or it would be almost anywhere else. But not here in Chicago.

Here, the city's led by Tiny Dancer, he's a Special Kind Of Stupid.

5/08/2016 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms brother Mr big shot with the Hollywood elite is the reason that ugly thing wants to land here. Nobody else will touch it.

5/08/2016 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Star Wars is nothin but childish entertainment. Any Adult still into this Has-Been bullshit needs a reality check

5/08/2016 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahmmie the Commie just lookin for a Quid-pro-Quo, another kickback, and fuck the Taxpayers stuck with the mess.

5/08/2016 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: Happy mother's day to you gals on the job who have children and also to the wives of our men with kids.

Off topic # 2: The headline of the Trib's front page read"FALSE WITNESS BEARS LITTLE CONSEQUENCE", [yes, I'm a dinosaur who likes a paper in front of me in the a.m.] and my thought was, "at last, they are going to bring to public attention, the failure of consequences to those who bear false witness to the police with their unfounded complaints.

I went about making my breakfast and then read the first paragraph or two of the article and never finished reading the TWO PAGES that went on to castigate the POLICE!!!!

What naivety on my part! Another slander job. Embarrassed!

FUCK the press, fuck rahm, and fuck all of you who are duped by these lies.

STAY FETAL!!!! and stay safe.

5/08/2016 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ari emmanuel. Simple.

Frank Zappa, 1968, "What You Need Is Brotherly", Love, common', getta it, you all!!!

Freak Out album.

5/08/2016 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good catch SCC ! Why isn't the media picking up on this ?


Chicago ... right ... never mind ...

ABCD
ABCD (Ret)

5/08/2016 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These aren't the droids you're looking for


Move along

5/08/2016 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham the "treasurer hunter" should take his magnetometer to the lake front he can strike gold with his lucky stub! When it comes to fully funding police pensions he cries like the little ballerina she is,but daddy lucas tells her about the billions in taxpayers money he wants then wow he's all in! The easy question is how much does rahm & fellow thieves pocket?

On another note why is it when a clouted boss fireside takes his "ugly girl betty" from ambulance company to a blackhawks game Otis crashes cfd vehicle and just walks away huge pension. this moron is the guy that went and told firemen "all accidents are preventable!" does that mean even when your drunk? Look how quickly ir died in media, guess rahms crew made the call, while everyday they beat on lowly cpd coppers,and eddie is reopening how many cases on coppers again? Stick that video camera where the sun does not shine hypocrite, hows your girlfriend and the others that cheated on Lt test? Demoted yet eddie? Feds called from across the hall sir?

http://wgntv.com/2016/04/20/cfd-deputy-commissioner-resigns-suddenly/

5/08/2016 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your forgetting the connected contractors who will reap huge profits tearing down the old exhibit hall and building a new one just west of the lake. And then of course building the new Lucas Museum. In turn the connected contractors will "contribute" money to the same conniving Democrat politicians who are pushing this scam. The same cycle of corruption that has been going on in Chicago for decades.

5/08/2016 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Hooks pimping for the tribune. ??

5/08/2016 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous CPS 38+ said...

SCC:
You don't need no stinking detective exam! You should make merit detective for "puzzling out" the LucasScam.

5/08/2016 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assumed...just like lots of other folks...that the Lucas Museum would have lots of cool Star Wars/Lucasfilm stuff. I forgot that Disney owns the Star Wars universe. So I'm not sure how an art museum that just has Lucas' name can possibly sustain itself. Why have it here? How many long-term jobs will be there? Will any children (not matter their color) actually enjoy any more than the big art museum with the fancy lions in front of it? Build it in California.

5/08/2016 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic but think about it...

A few day ago there was a posting and video about the '68 Democratic Convention and how he Thin Blue Line held with good cops and good bosses. No apologies ever needed they kept democracy (note small "d") from being overrun by rioters.

Now can you imagine the absolute shit hurricane the is likely in Cleveland with the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump. George Soros and others have probably booked rooms and hired busses for people who will tear that town apart. It will make the '68 Convention look like an ice cream social.

Stay Safe. God Bless the Cleveland P.D.

5/08/2016 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous The Ghost of Harold Washington said...

What about the "Gene Williams Museum of Professional Cheating?" Now that is a museum for the children, especially those of noble origin.

5/08/2016 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a Star Wars Museum.

5/08/2016 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it when the good priest holds his anti-gun rallies. He surrounds himself with family members of gun victims all wearing T shirts with the photos of gun victims ( mostly gang members) and they chant and light candles and pray etc etc etc. Then they call for closing gun shops and more gun laws. But this , and they know it, only effects the legal gun owners. The real problem and the progressives do not want to say it or deal with it are the c riminals living in their own communities who are doing the killing. Most criminologists will tell you that these criminals really constitute a small percentage of the population, less then 10%. Lock these fools up for years far from home in federal prisons. That will curtail the violence rate. But, this narrative would disappoint the progressives and folks like Preckwinkle by putting a few more black and brown people in jail. They simply do not want to face the problem and admit that it is personal responsibility and actions, not the result of the police, or the white man or any other reason they can conjure up. Decent people need safety in their communities

5/08/2016 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a tax dodge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/business/art-collectors-gain-tax-benefits-from-private-museums.html?_r=0

5/08/2016 12:41:00 AM

Well doesn't that beat all? Looks like lil' Miss Ariel investments got busted out. Taxpayers on the hook for a museum of narrative art, and they get a tax break. Is it really because George "wants it built while he's alive" or is capital gains on Disney running out?

Go back to California. They all think like assholes out there.

5/08/2016 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


OT: in 3

Can someone please confirm if the rumor in 3 true please?

Did 360 tell some officers "I'm the lieutenant, I can do whatever I want" ???

Heard some officers were being targeted by one of the tact sgts. Then when LT got the word he ignored the real issues. Immediately after, the officers were kicked to the curb.

If true...

No LT you cannot do whatever you want. There are policies in place which protect blue shirts from harassment and discrimination. Guess being a tact LT with much clout can make you feel that way. Your wicked ways are unkind and unjust. No thank you for the maltreatment.

If false...

Just beause you are a wash out do nothing fool it does not give you the right to spread rumors about a boss who is just doing their job. Get over it. Do your job.

5/07/2016 11:07:00 PM

People are so shocked by the behavior of their supervisors. Don't be. It will not change. We all know that being on a nice detail or spot comes with its share of non sense. Unless you are good with your tongue or lips you are disposable. In case you haven't noticed the guys in those spots are yes men and women. They have no back bone but do have yes skills. Don't forget they are God's gift to our department.

5/08/2016 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If rham and Fr faker are for the museum count me out! Hey rham 46 shot with 6 dead! You and the the good father are doing a fantastic job and the week end ain't over!

5/08/2016 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will own the property after this thing is built or is it a "donation?"

5/08/2016 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great location is available already cleared the Michael Reese land. It has a beautiful view of the lake and is closer to those black and brown children that Mrs Lucas wants help.

Friends of the park cant fight about building at that location and the city is on the hook for about 200 million for it already.

5/08/2016 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Id rather see "The Bra's Of Aunt Bea Museum". It would be same shape.

5/08/2016 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, Thanks to President Angelo and members of the board for vote of encouragement and the pencils. Very classy move... Nice touch....

5/08/2016 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For real? You are all this ignorant? Come on now. Yes, the man is wealthy. Yes the man bought art. Yes, the man benefits from tax breaks from sharing that art with the world. But he did pay for it, and he is sharing it. You would prefer the wealthy bought up all of the worlds art and antiquities and just kept it all under their beds? How do you think places like the Art Institute populates their walls? Lifetime gifts from the wealthy. Have you ever been to the Art Institute, one of the greatest art museums in the world? Maybe it isn't your cup of tea, but did you notice the line of people out the front door waiting to get in? It is a benefit to the people and a draw to the tourists. (Remember, Chicago without tourists looks a lot like Detroit.) Another major museum on the museum campus would have been an amazing gift. We provide a disgusting parking lot, he provides a beautiful building (design is up for debate, but hey a gift is a gift.) and populates it with world class art. I won't expect to see any of you at the opera this season.

5/08/2016 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya know, this makes my droids hurt just a little.

5/08/2016 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Send $100 to Friends of the Parks if you want to fight this scam. At least join their organization.

5/08/2016 09:26:00 AM

Already did. I don't agree with them all the time, but this one is important and it takes money to mount a court fight.

5/08/2016 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to us getting the Olympics?

5/08/2016 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder why Rahm and Phleger are so enthralled with this doesn't it??
There's more to this than meets the eye.

5/08/2016 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If true...

No LT you cannot do whatever you want. There are policies in place which protect blue shirts from harassment and discrimination. Guess being a tact LT with much clout can make you feel that way. Your wicked ways are unkind and unjust. No thank you for the maltreatment.

Who are you kidding?! Just ask Lt one "N" he did whatever, whenever to whomever his entire career and botched the Koschman case placing goods detectives and lackey Sgts in peril. Now say good night Whitey Bulger...

5/08/2016 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the comment about the planetarium. Go there and check it out. Cool science stuff and and awesome star/sky show.

5/08/2016 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Admiral Ackbar said...

It's not a Star Wars Museum.

5/08/2016 02:32:00 PM



It's a trap!!!

5/08/2016 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if the ,003 officers on tact that got dumped did some work and stopped whining and complaining they wouldn't have been dumped. That Sergeant took care of those ungrateful mopes and they did nothing in return. Boo hoo you got dumped get over yourself.from a tact officer that knows the real story.





5/08/2016 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't Chicago busted ... Broke ..., tap city

5/08/2016 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Working VRI and 4th dist tact team running around screaming... RD for 143A? Also a very loud "weapon recovered". Hope it was worth it!

5/07/2016 10:42:00 PM
----------------------
You should of had the minerals to go into the 004th district and see for yourself... I was working in 004 that night and I responded to the assist call, two injured officers, taser deployment, and 3 guns recovered. That could of went south very fast. Great job by all involved!
Maybe you can let us know where you work and we will listen up on the zone for your superior radio etiquette and police work, now go get your shinebox asshat!

3rd watch PO from 004

5/08/2016 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are so shocked by the behavior of their supervisors. Don't be. It will not change. We all know that being on a nice detail or spot comes with its share of non sense. Unless you are good with your tongue or lips you are disposable. In case you haven't noticed the guys in those spots are yes men and women. They have no back bone but do have yes skills. Don't forget they are God's gift to our department.
5/08/2016 04:09:00 PM

Tac in 003 is NOT a nice detail or a spot.You must be a two year wonder running your mouth.

5/08/2016 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! How's about Jay Leno's car museum/collection? There's that big ball of twine somewhere out there in Kansas. Wisconsin has to have at least more than one cheese museum. How's about sending one south neighbor? Alewives! They wash up every spring...and we can get them for free! What happened to Pecoraro's Patrolman's Association Museum that was where Tommy Gunn's Garage moved to? They had a real electric chair! Ooooh.......the possibilities boggle the mind!

5/08/2016 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
This museum has no business in Chicago.

5/08/2016 08:12:00 AM<<<

What would be the city tax on museum admission?

How much city sales tax on all that...(see video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQEVgbMqq7o

Could make a dent in the pensions.

5/08/2016 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For real? You are all this ignorant? Come on now. Yes, the man is wealthy. Yes the man bought art. Yes, the man benefits from tax breaks from sharing that art with the world. But he did pay for it, and he is sharing it. You would prefer the wealthy bought up all of the worlds art and antiquities and just kept it all under their beds? How do you think places like the Art Institute populates their walls? Lifetime gifts from the wealthy. Have you ever been to the Art Institute, one of the greatest art museums in the world? Maybe it isn't your cup of tea, but did you notice the line of people out the front door waiting to get in? It is a benefit to the people and a draw to the tourists. (Remember, Chicago without tourists looks a lot like Detroit.) Another major museum on the museum campus would have been an amazing gift. We provide a disgusting parking lot, he provides a beautiful building (design is up for debate, but hey a gift is a gift.) and populates it with world class art. I won't expect to see any of you at the opera this season.

5/08/2016 07:08:00 PM

Signed, the ghost of Maggie Daley.

5/08/2016 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

Well, if you are going to spend money for a Star Wars Museum, you should at least consider a Museum & Shooting Gallery to honor the Death Wish Movie Series.

We wouldn't need lakefront property either. The West side or the South side would do fine. We'd find a place.

Now THAT would be a Museum many would want to go to. We could even accommodate Father Phleger with a wing honoring the church, "Do you believe in Jesus?"

5/08/2016 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mellody Hobson (Mrs. George Lucas) is the president of Ariel Capital Management aka Ariel Investments. The CEO is John W. Rogers Jr., his former wife is Desiree Rogers, President Obama's former WH social secretary. Present wife and in the process of divorce is former AUSA Sharon Fairley now head of IPRA. If you go to the Illinois Board of Elections you will be astounded at the amount of money and number of politiciansthey have greased over the years. Everyone from Emanuel, Daley, Preckwinkle, Lisa Madigan, the the Burkes, Dart and every other democrat out there. All these politicians owe them. To check the as contributers run them as Mellody Hobson, Melody Hobson, Ariel Capital Management, Ariel Investments, John W. Rogers Jr. There will be over 900 hits on donations.

5/08/2016 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Admiral Ackbar said...


It's not a Star Wars Museum.

5/08/2016 02:32:00 PM

It's a trap!!!

5/08/2016 08:28:00 PM

No.
It's... it's...
the new BLACK SITE!!!

5/08/2016 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


For real? You are all this ignorant? Come on now. Yes, the man is wealthy. Yes the man bought art. Yes, the man benefits from tax breaks from sharing that art with the world. But he did pay for it, and he is sharing it. You would prefer the wealthy bought up all of the worlds art and antiquities and just kept it all under their beds? How do you think places like the Art Institute populates their walls? Lifetime gifts from the wealthy. Have you ever been to the Art Institute, one of the greatest art museums in the world? Maybe it isn't your cup of tea, but did you notice the line of people out the front door waiting to get in? It is a benefit to the people and a draw to the tourists. (Remember, Chicago without tourists looks a lot like Detroit.) Another major museum on the museum campus would have been an amazing gift. We provide a disgusting parking lot, he provides a beautiful building (design is up for debate, but hey a gift is a gift.) and populates it with world class art. I won't expect to see any of you at the opera this season.

5/08/2016 07:08:00 PM

1. Free is never free.
2. Lakefront land is never created again.
3. Someone disagreeing with your viewpoint doesn't make them ignorant.

5/08/2016 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We heard about Chicago....the politics...the killing..the taxes...the corruption....it's all true!

5/09/2016 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now can you imagine the absolute shit hurricane that is likely in Cleveland with the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump."

5/08/2016 01:59:00 PM

Just don't allow Trump to speak. Let BLM and the no-human-being-is-illegals drive him away. After all, it's only a presidential contender. This was the Chicago solution. Something for Rahm to be proud of.

5/09/2016 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lucas anthill looks like it could be the largest skateboard nuisance ever constructed. I mean, look at the "artist's conception" and tell me what you think. I can just imagine the nuts with the GoPros on their heads slashing and banging around on the thing.

Another plus, huh? Ambulances and lawyers aren't busy enough as it is...

How much have they budgeted for graffiti removal per year, by the way?

5/09/2016 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always liked Star Trek better. The building is hideous and I don't want to see this monstrosity on the lakefront.

5/09/2016 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it was for a heist. Rahm says put it in Chicago. Once it's built someone is going to steal something of yours. You can leave with insurance money and the rest of your stuff. I'll then take the building over and put in what I want.

5/09/2016 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have a nice laekfront because no one was allowed to build on it

go FRIENDS OF THE PARK !!!!!!


fuck that ARROGANT HOLLYWOOD PRICK

5/09/2016 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suspecting that the movie theaters inside this place will be showing Lucas' last filmmaking bomb, the Tuskegee airmen classic 'Red Tails.' Focus will probably shift to historical photos detailing racism throughout America, then winning grade school Art Work by the black and brown children that fill this wonderful city.

5/09/2016 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bulldoze St. Sabina parish & build the Museum there. I will travel the very safe CTA Red Line, then the very safe 79th Street bus, pay my $20 Adult Admission Fee, $15 for 'White children' 12 and younger to see the authentic replica of Howard The Duck and Wolfman Jack's Hawiian shirt from American Graffiti.

5/09/2016 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah they 003 partners got dumped because they didn't do shit they had a self inflated view of their contribution to that team they were experts on holding the offender retail thefts and couldn't. Their feelings ate hurt because they got dumped for no activity and salty attitudes.
Bit hey they are good at bit hing about it on a blog. How pathetic they don't want to know the truth. 003 tact office er.

5/09/2016 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Still the museum creates more jobs, tax revenue, tourism than a fucking parking lot.

5/08/2016 10:40:00 AM


Have you been stuck having to pay to park around there lately? It's not cheap! And that's just the taxes!!!

5/09/2016 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Working VRI and 4th dist tact team running around screaming... RD for 143A? Also a very loud "weapon recovered". Hope it was worth it!

5/07/2016 10:42:00 PM
----------------------
You should of had the minerals to go into the 004th district and see for yourself... I was working in 004 that night and I responded to the assist call, two injured officers, taser deployment, and 3 guns recovered. That could of went south very fast. Great job by all involved!
Maybe you can let us know where you work and we will listen up on the zone for your superior radio etiquette and police work, now go get your shinebox asshat!

3rd watch PO from 004

5/08/2016 09:18:00 PM

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You should have known better with the opening line of "working VRI"
There's a whole bunch of people working VRI that are house mice.
Many form the hq, academy and areas.
These people have time on the job and meet their VRI quotas working details etc.

Pay no mind to them. Most are not the real street police and if it weren't for VRI you'd never see or hear from them. (house mice only)

5/09/2016 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

08:47 Baby G has a good point - Will Rick Simon get the janitor contract? If he does, could Garry be in charge of the Wookie section? He'd fit right in with Chewbacca!

Retired .38 spl +P

5/09/2016 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The building is hideous and I don't want to see this monstrosity on the lakefront."

5/09/2016 04:33:00 AM

We'll paint it blue and camouflage it as a Streets and San salt pile.

5/09/2016 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Now can you imagine the absolute shit hurricane that is likely in Cleveland with the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump."

5/08/2016 01:59:00 PM

Just don't allow Trump to speak. Let BLM and the no-human-being-is-illegals drive him away. After all, it's only a presidential contender. This was the Chicago solution. Something for Rahm to be proud of.

5/09/2016 04:16:00 AM<<<

Probably the next President of the United States...
and the one person who will swing back the pendulum and give the working people their country back.

But for that convention, send them a bunch of Chicago Cops that worked the NATO fiasco.

I really want to hear if Trump will trump Old Man Daley's, "The police are not here to create disorder! The policeman is here to preserve disorder."

5/09/2016 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger flyingtiger said...

It is easy to explain why Northerly island is falling apart.The peninsula you call Northerly Island is a pile of rocks. The airfield held it together. An airfield was the best use for the land. With the runway being destroyed, and then spending large sums of money to create an artificial park, cracks developed. These cracks were filled with roots which expanded or with water to widen the cracks. Nature has had a decade to do this. I am surprised it it still here.
I had an argument with the Friends of Miegs Field. They wanted a part with the new airfield. I pointed out the dangers and the large maintenance costs.They wanted this plan because they felt they could work with Daley on this. They hated my suggestion. That was to have Daley arrested for the many crimes he committed that night, and work with the new mayor.
I never understood why anyone liked Daley.

5/15/2016 11:34:00 AM  

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