Sunday, June 12, 2016

Remember - Broke

  • Chicago is transforming a former industrial site into a 40-acre bike park that officials say will be the first of its kind in the Midwest.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Michael Kelly, the Chicago Park District’s superintendent, broke ground Saturday on the Bike Park at Big Marsh, which will be part of a 270-acre habitat restoration being built about 20 miles south of downtown, near Lake Calumet.
Contract season coming up. We certainly hope there's a folder of all the money this "broke" city is throwing around.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth be told that project has been in the works for some years. It was actually supposed to open last year. There's even pics of Gov Quinn on the website for Big Marsh giving a speech. So you know how long ago that was. It's a consortium of contributors and such who have pitched in for it. However, city or even the state shouldn't donate a dime. I'm all adopt riding but let the cycle groups fund it. Hell, I work in 004 and have NEVER seen the bike track being used they built at 87th and Mackinaw.

6/12/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the world is the mayor throwing money away ? Can we hold that prick accountable in court for bankrupting the city. I think the mayor should wear a body camera 24/7 and the 50 thieves

6/12/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pension funds rate lower than restoring swampland.

6/12/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody claim they saw an eagle, and this is as dead as the CPD range "while further studies are conducted."

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6/12/2016 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years ago I was walking down Fremont street in downtown Vegas when a guy came up to me and told me his wife was terribly sick and needed some medicine and then he asked if I could help
out and give him a few bucks. I told him that if I gave him money I knew he was going to run into a casino and put the money in a slot machine.
He responded by pointing to his pocket and saying
"Oh, I got gambling money"

6/12/2016 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just goes to show that the genius level management skills of Mayor Rahm are wasted on a mere city. That man should at least the governor of a large state, like Texas or New York.

6/12/2016 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

6/12/2016 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whose gonna go 20 miles south to this?
There is no easy way to get there except via the expressway.
And once there, it is surrounded by shit neighborhoods with ghetto rats to prey on the unsuspecting.

6/12/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Taypayer said...

With everything else the city needs, how does a Bike Park become an overriding priority?????

Seriously, that would be an answer I would love to hear.

6/12/2016 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These fucking democrats wake up every morning thinking how they can spend 100 million on useless shit. Bike trail !! The sewer rats from the canal will love it.

These useless 100 million plus bike lanes are the biggest jokes. All for .0000001 percent of the population. Let the bike riders do what they did for 100 years, ride the bikes on the street.

Rahm and the idiot Midget always thinks there are million bike riders in the city like Beijing China. Uncle Joseph Stalin lives on in Rahm and Daley.

6/12/2016 02:23:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

And yet there are chumps who will still jump through hoops to work an 06 car, worked VRI like slaves and will volunteer for this summer mobile bullshit. This jagoff mayor finds cash for any and everything but our pensions and hiring more coppers.

6/12/2016 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good place to get your mountain bike stolen.

6/12/2016 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great place for the Lucas museum.

6/12/2016 05:27:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

In 004? There are not a lot of hipsters there.

6/12/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This rahm is a dam magician finds money everywhere but refuses to pay city bills as credit rating deterioration continues the downward spiral! Raise property taxes for police pension funds but hides the money elsewhere no federal investigation of course hope Trump winning causes a forensic audit!

But wait 2 gunmen shooting on lakefront but liberal yuppies play tennis anyway:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-lakeview-lakefront-park-shooting-20160612-story.html

6/12/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the last Governor you spend all the money possible so the next guy has to try and clean up the disaster and then he takes the heat. Typical liberal bullshit.

6/12/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Providing entertainment for 20 deprived utes a day is worth the price...at any cost.

6/12/2016 09:11:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>> Rahm breaks ground on 40-acre bike park near Lake Calumet <<<

The whole 'Chicago Is Dead Broke' fact aside. I hate to be a party-pooper but riding a bicycle through 40 acres of a mosquito infested SWAMP is not my idea of how I'd like to spend a summer day.

Now what's that you leftist trolls say, this isn't a 'swamp' but a 'marsh'. Well, you poor public educated people, or folk. I direct you to the following definitions of what a 'Marsh' is: 'an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times.' (Waterlogged at all times, yummy.)

And here are some synonyms for 'Marsh': swamp, bog, peat bog, muskeg, swampland, morass, mire, moor, quagmire, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, bayou'

Now I know that Rahm is on top of everything. After all, Tiny Dancer is the smartest mayor Chicago's ever had (now THAT is sarcasm kiddies), but I'd think that by now one of his 'News Reading Aides' would have clued him in on this whole Zika Virus thingy. You know, Zika, the latest neat disease spread by Mosquitoes!!

The way things are going in Chicago could Yellow Fever and Malaria be far behind?

ps: Calling a Swamp a Marsh is like calling a JUNGLE a 'Rain Forest'.
(btw, How can you have a forest of rain? That's always perplexed me. (/s))

6/12/2016 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biggest question is who is going to pay to clean up the land, ACME Steel had their coke ovens just to the north, the land has to be loaded with carcinogens .

6/12/2016 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A toxic wasteland re-developed by a connected group of "investors".
Yes, I will travel 20 miles south of downtown to have my kids enjoy a day of tuning their bicycle skills in hopes one day they will become wealthy bmx motocross superstars.
I wonder were the Pervert & Pissbum Pavillon, Down Low Court and Refugee Resettlement Camp will be located?
Remember it's for the kids, not the developers, construction companies or the suppliers.
Anthrax Island, too bad there there isn't enough room in that 270 acre site to plop down a presidential library, a fantasy museum and a dismal college basketball team stadium.
Meanwhile, way up here in the 41st Ward, I think I'll finally be getting a city tree planted in the parkway after 4 years.

6/12/2016 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about our outdoor range? One of the largest departments in the nation and no range. I guess there needs to be a shooting with a rifle in order to get a range.

6/12/2016 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean, you better get some face time calling out this bullshit.

6/12/2016 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I have been saying for a long time: If you hear of the most illogical, asinine, costly, wasteful, inefficient and inconvenient idea, it is definitely coming to fruition in this city. Same goes for any work related ideas.

6/12/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Uncle Joseph Stalin lives on in Rahm and Daley."

Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, "Our Dear Leader", would be more appropriate.
Now where did I put my grey suit and funny hat?

6/12/2016 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Anne B. said...

"Whose gonna go 20 miles south to this?
There is no easy way to get there except via the expressway.
And once there, it is surrounded by shit neighborhoods with ghetto rats to prey on the unsuspecting."

6/12/2016 12:52:00 AM


Seconded.

6/12/2016 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how "negotiations" will go…..

FOP: "We want this, this and this!"

City: "No."

FOP: "Okay…. Sorry to bother you." (Walks away dejected with tail between legs…)

6/12/2016 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's only broke for things he doesn't like or doesn't agree with.... like our pensions for example.
For Rahm's goofy pet projects and interests he always seems to be flush with cash.

6/12/2016 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Somebody claim they saw an eagle, and this is as dead as the CPD range "while further studies are conducted."

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6/12/2016 12:34:00 AM

It hurts when your morning coffee shoots through your nose.
But, great post anyway. lol

6/12/2016 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These jagoffs have plenty of money for everything except our pensions.

6/12/2016 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a pay out guys!

You see the lower on the food chain an alderman is the cheaper the so called tax generator is.

SO south Chicago and hegwish and those other south side dumps have not mattered since Vryldolyack and Convict Al Sanchez of HDO fame.

So they got a crumby bike track instead of A CTA platform for trains.

6/12/2016 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assholes

6/12/2016 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the CPD outdoor range supposed to be built there a few years back?
They claimed wildlife would be disturbed due to the gunfire.

Soon there will be plenty of gunfire once it is opened up to picnics and other gang activities.
You heard it here first

6/12/2016 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Will spend the TIF money any way he wants.

6/12/2016 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a suburban bike rider, I love coming down to Chicago to ride the lake front, but you'd never get me riding S. of 35th without a security detail...even with pockets of hipsters along the way.

6/12/2016 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullshit...there are hipsters in 004, I rode my skateboard to work...on an 06 car and I'm gonna ISR the shit out of people.

6/12/2016 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pernsion,pension and pension

6/12/2016 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth be told that project has been in the works for some years. It was actually supposed to open last year. There's even pics of Gov Quinn on the website for Big Marsh giving a speech. So you know how long ago that was. It's a consortium of contributors and such who have pitched in for it. However, city or even the state shouldn't donate a dime. I'm all adopt riding but let the cycle groups fund it. Hell, I work in 004 and have NEVER seen the bike track being used they built at 87th and Mackinaw.

6/12/2016 12:21:00 AM

You either work on midnights, or never leave the 30 sector, which means you also live in 004.

6/12/2016 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How About Correcting The Mess You Made of Northerly Island, First. I used to ride my bike out there often, great path and views. Now The View of the Lake is Blocked by Gigantic Stones. Paths are torn up, or blocked off as impassible. The inland lake, fed by lake Michigan is eroding the entire island. Bottom Line; Be Very Careful of anything these politicians do. Let's not bring up Soldier Field. Let's not bring up those median strips, that due nothing but restrict traffic flow. Let's not bring up those bus shelters that block sidewalk traffic, and cause a drainage mess, in the winter. Let's not bring up.... Oh forget it, what's the use ?
PS: Pardon the Rant.

6/12/2016 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that there are pension funds to pay for?
Guess not, if they can pay for places that adults can play in the dirt!

6/12/2016 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's autobahn will be next.

6/12/2016 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


How About Correcting The Mess You Made of Northerly Island, First. I used to ride my bike out there often, great path and views. Now The View of the Lake is Blocked by Gigantic Stones. Paths are torn up, or blocked off as impassible. The inland lake, fed by lake Michigan is eroding the entire island. Bottom Line; Be Very Careful of anything these politicians do. Let's not bring up Soldier Field. Let's not bring up those median strips, that due nothing but restrict traffic flow. Let's not bring up those bus shelters that block sidewalk traffic, and cause a drainage mess, in the winter. Let's not bring up.... Oh forget it, what's the use ?
PS: Pardon the Rant.

6/12/2016 06:09:00 PM

Let's not forget the Temple to George Lucas...

6/12/2016 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.statedatalab.org/news/detail/sp-moodys-lower-illinois-credit-rating-over-budget-mess

6/12/2016 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also just announced they are going to spend 100 thousand dollars on a dog park. to be built in Calumet Park (Chi Park Dist.) at 95 and the lake. WTF? Bark Bark, Lick Lick.

6/13/2016 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is how "negotiations" will go…..

FOP: "We want this, this and this!"

City: "No."

FOP: "Okay…. Sorry to bother you." (Walks away dejected with tail between legs…)

6/12/2016 11:05:00 AM


****

Sorry your wrong. Even a 19th ward lacky like Mark Donahue was better than that.

6/15/2016 07:01:00 AM  

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