Thursday, July 07, 2016

Hey Look - It's the No-lympics

  • In two weeks Chicago would be hosting the world if it had won its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Instead, the city lost to Rio de Janeiro, which some are saying is a victory in and of itself.

    Rio's governor has declared a "state of calamity," a financial emergency, ahead of the games. A promised subway line isn't complete. There are major concerns about crime and health.

    It could have been Chicago. In 2008 there was enthusiasm in the city, as even the newly-elected President Obama campaigned on behalf of the bid.

    [...] That energy and enthusiasm would be snuffed out in a stunning first-round defeat just months later. The bulk of Chicago's Olympic bid was paid for with private money and Mayor Daley promised no taxpayer money. But there was one glaring exception that remains an eyesore to this day: the Michael Reese Hospital campus.

    The campus would have become an athletes' village if Chicago had won the bid. The city hasn't been able to sell it in the past eight years. Mayor Daley put taxpayers on the hook for $91 million and it won't be paid in full until 2024.
Daley's buddies still made a bunch of money, even as pension funds and other non-connected types took a bath. You can re-live the moment Chicago dodged most of the damage here:



That was a particularly amusing day seeing Daley realize he got played by people he considered amateurs. Those yokels took his gifts, political capital and dignity, and then pants-ed him on international television. Poor Richie thought that when people got bought, they stayed bought. He forgot that there were three other kleptocracies with far fewer scruples competing for the same corrupt pie.

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50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet the current dickhead couldn't talk Lucas or Obama to put their personal shrines on the site. What a worthless and powerless piece of shit he has become.

7/07/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Poor Richie thought that when people got bought, they stayed bought."

They did. He just got out bid.

Rio has better weather, better beaches, better hookers.

Crime may be an issue, tho. And maybe a mosquito problem.

7/07/2016 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rio is probably safer anyway. We just dont call our ghettos favellas. We call them communities.

7/07/2016 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not getting the Olympics was the best thing that ever could have
happened to this wholly corrupt Potemkin Village plopped on top
of a cemetery dug out of a swamp...

High water table... All manner of ghastly grinners
percolating out of the ground and Rahm The Lick-Hitter
floats on rarefied air and doesn't have to suffer the
indignity of stubbing a toe on a modern day interpretation
of a Bog Man.

"DOWNTOWN IS BOOMING!"
(At the expense of the tax-paying areas.
Gotta keep the campaign contributors happy.)

What was that movie with "Rowdy Roddy" Piper
and Keith David back int eh early 80's?
Alien M/Fers on Earth wearing stolen human skin
and all the billboards have subliminal messages...

"Spend"
"Consume"
"Breed"

&c.

Forsaken by God and decent, law
abiding men this city is.

Every man for himself.
According to his conscience
and that which he thinks will
enable him to stand before his God
in favorable judgement...

Meanwhile...
All the smart M/Fers are worrying
about how to "make those coppers
show activity" when said activity
has been demonstrated to be a hazard to
the health, well being and personal
finances of Policemen. Only...

Everybody pointing a misdirected accusatory finger is fat, sassy,
has no fears, cares or concerns and is full of more shit than a
Garfield Park goose.

Big ol' nasty an' messy birds, ain't they?



7/07/2016 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago dodged a bullet. Rio did not.

7/07/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got that right, the Olympic Committee Members and their families are all remarkably well off. Even the representatives from the "People's Democratic Republics" were rich. I wonder how that happened?

7/07/2016 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad, Chicago could have introduced all kinds of new Olympic Sports.

The 200 meter Bash and Dash
The 50 meter Drive By pistol competition, where extra points are awarded for hitting elderly and children.
The 2 kilometer Crip Walk.

7/07/2016 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous CPD "Warrior" said...

Speaking of sports...

As a proud alumnus of Milwaukee's Marquette University, note that both of the Bulls starting guards are also Marquette alumni:
JIMMY BUTLER and now DWYANE WADE.

Ring Out Ahoya with a M.U. Rah Rah for the #1 Catholic "party school" in the nation. Hell, we had keggers on weekdays up in BrewTown. UW-Madison Badger keggers were only on weekends.

Prost!

7/07/2016 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we dodged a bullet and cut the mayor's insider cronies out, saving millions, We should have turned Michael Reese into a homeless shelter. Each room had a bed and bathroom, with on site kitchen and plenty of land. oh well too late now

7/07/2016 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Rodgers was better. He had the best liberal oh shit look on his face. Made my day.

7/07/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous chiefjaybob said...

"pants-ed him...." I love that. It's such a perfect description of what happened.

7/07/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizens of Chicago should force Daley to pay for that Michael Reese site.
I know, I know, a pipe dream but we can all dream can't we.

7/07/2016 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley, no stranger to corruption went there with bags of cash! Apparently the cash was taken, and he got nothing in return. In recent years we have seen how international sports are corrupt and for sale to the the highest bidder. Richie with his Gangsta Hat didn't fool anyone there; they could see he was bullshit. Another Wannabe Tough Guy; sort of like Rahm. Stay Fetal, Stay Fetal; Baby"G"

7/07/2016 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a good day. To see Daley's face after someone finally stuck it in his ass was fantastic. A big fuck you to Daley and Rahm also. Let's no forget Obama, fuck you Barry.

7/07/2016 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I remember one Olympic voting member complaining that Michelle Obama made his group wait 45 minutes for her to show up. That one got deleted quickly.

7/07/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daley machine insists that Chicago being eliminated has to do with international racism.

7/07/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

that was the day the fix got fucked. shortshanks learned that day there are bigger skunks than himself. a rare victory for chicago taxpayers.

7/07/2016 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We dodged the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art too which was going to be a boondoggle money pit for Chicago, a tribute to huge ego Lucas and Rahm's legacy. Father Michael Pfleger laments how inner-city children have been robbed of their right to see Norman Rockwell paintings (really?)and compared Chicago's Friends of the Park to Gangster Disciples. The Olympics in Rio are turning into a nightmare, and I'm relieved we dodged that bullet too.

7/07/2016 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame more of these thieves didn't do the honorable thing and whack themselves when they found out they got played.

7/07/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of sports...

As a proud alumnus of Milwaukee's Marquette University, note that both of the Bulls starting guards are also Marquette alumni:
JIMMY BUTLER and now DWYANE WADE.

Ring Out Ahoya with a M.U. Rah Rah for the #1 Catholic "party school" in the nation. Hell, we had keggers on weekdays up in BrewTown. UW-Madison Badger keggers were only on weekends.

Prost!

7/07/2016 04:05:00 AM

No one cares. You're not in college anymore. OMG! Keggers on weekdays? You crazy bastards! How old are you now, and why are you bragging about college parties from your past? You don't realize it, but you sound pathetic.

7/07/2016 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still remember the day. It was a pleasure watching all of the yuppies in tears, Olympics face paint streaming down. A collective cheer went up from the cops. Thank God we didn't get that bullshit put over here. The best part was Daley and Obama getting screwed. Those arrogant pricks needed it.

7/07/2016 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

 Anonymous said...

we dodged a bullet and cut the mayor's insider cronies out, saving millions, We should have turned Michael Reese into a homeless shelter. Each room had a bed and bathroom, with on site kitchen and plenty of land. oh well too late now

7/07/2016 06:51:00 AM

I like your idea. Imagine all the burglaries, retail thefts, drunken disturbances, etc. that we could avoid if the homeless weren't out there committing crimes. The drug dealers wouldn't have any customers. It would be amazing. Wait... you did mean we should fill Michael Reese with the homeless and then knock it all down, right?

7/07/2016 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom Line:
Like Daley, Chicago got "Scrutened" (sic) and lost.
Silly, just silly.

7/07/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great vid. Watched it 3 or 4 times. Smile got bigger each time. Nothing quite like a fat cat pol taking it in the nuts.

7/07/2016 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/07/2016 12:45:00 AM

The movie was "They Live". 1988. "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."


I don't think anyone needs a magical pair of glasses to see what is happening here in Chicago and across the nation.
It ain't some ugly aliens doing it to us neither.

7/07/2016 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheryl Burton was commenting about the sense of loss 'we all felt' when Chicago was eliminated. Well, maybe for the cocktail party set, of which Cheryl is one, but for the rest of us, the destruction of our recreation areas, the upheaval, the COST, are no loss at all.
SHE may have felt a sense of loss, but most of us heaved a huge sigh of relief. Hundreds of millions of dollars, all for a two-week party. Stupidity in its purest form.

7/07/2016 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Anne B. said...

Oh Lord, yes. So grateful that the Olympics aren't coming here.

And Rio - crime, sewage, Zika viruses, unfinished stadiums and subway lines ...the Brazilians of my acquaintance won't even talk about it, they just sigh, shake their heads and move on to something more promising, like Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.

7/07/2016 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we dodged a bullet and cut the mayor's insider cronies out, saving millions, We should have turned Michael Reese into a homeless shelter. Each room had a bed and bathroom, with on site kitchen and plenty of land. oh well too late now

7/07/2016 06:51:00 AM


Dodged a bullet? By the end of this week, there will probably be at LEAST 2100 people who didn't get THAT memo. (Current stats at Hey Jackass: 2066) Oh, well . . . Rome didn't burn in a day.


But for the 2022 Winter Games, I like the idea of a Chicago style pentathlon. Four teams run the course in each heat. Each team would start off with 9 athletes, with double elimination rules in effect. Walking wounded will still be expected to complete the course.

1) 3k cross-country snowmobiling across a retention pond at a sewage treatment plant. The competitors snowmobiles could have big blades on the sides, like the chariot wheels in Ben-Hur.

2) 2k competitive looting on the Mag Mile, to be judged on technical achievement, artistic impression and value of merchandise stolen.

3) The team speed event, where the surviving athletes of each team strip a brand new Escalade to the frame. No style points will be awarded, scores to be based on raw times.

4) A 5k foot race through Englewood with $1000 worth of crack velcroed to the contestants. Scores result from best time combined with most "product" still in the contestants possession.

5) By this point, the starting field of 36 should be down to 4-7. A "Yo, Mamma!" dance-off/ rap video will be filmed. Chances are, more than just cameras will be shooting.

In the event of any ties/multiple survivors, the Law of Thunderdome will be the final judge.

7/07/2016 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rio's governor has declared a "state of calamity," a financial emergency, ahead of the games."

...and here is the first thing people see when they arrive at the airport. Policemen holding up a "WELCOME TO HELL" banner.

https://tinyurl.com/jktdys5

They they call a taxi -- to face --

Rio's 'highway of terror': Shooter takes aim at cars on 'Red Line' road that ALL Olympic athletes and fans must travel to get to games in Brazil

* Terrifying violence has spilled out from favelas to Red Line highway in Rio
* The road is the only route from the city's airport to the Olympic village
* Image has emerged of a shooter taking aim at cars passing down road
* He appears to be holding a semi-automatic rifle with a holographic sight
* Highway has been blighted by shootings, car jackings and hostage takings


"The 13-mile [elevated -- no escape] expressway runs from Rio's international airport into the city, and is in the most part lined with sprawling favela shanty towns which are dangerous no-go zones controlled by heavily-armed drugs gangs."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3646384/Rio-s-highway-terror-Shooter-takes-aim-cars-Red-Line-road-Olympic-athletes-fans-travel-games-Brazil.html

You have to see this -- every visible inch pockmarked and scarred with bullet holes, people diving out of their cars and taking cover behind concrete lane dividers...

7/07/2016 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were many payout-payoffs for the Dalympics. Schemes that were planned a decade ago. That Reese Hospital property wound up costing more to maintain and demolish after loosing the bid and wouldn't you know it, a Rahm insider bought it. The taxpayer lost big time on every phase from beginning to end of that Olympic bid. Rio should just call itself Chicago, as I'm sure there were many of Chicago pols had invested down there as well. Keeping in mind that Daley/Rahms corruption in the pre and post Olympic bid was not "Intended", to deceive or penalize taxpayers, it was only a miscalculation of careless investments.

Even though Rio continues to decay, it's very much like Chicago;
- Murder capitols
- Bodies always washing ashore
- Rampant youth crime
- Massive civic corruption
- Governed by a Democratic system

7/07/2016 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We should have turned Michael Reese into a homeless shelter. Each room had a bed and bathroom, with on site kitchen and plenty of land."

7/07/2016 06:51:00 AM

Rooms also complied with wider doors, handrails in bathrooms, emergency call buttons, etc. You could have had one heck of an infirmary, too, with what's there, probably with just a P.A. and a good APN most of the time. Place probably had full Wi-Fi already.

Great idea! Not the best area for safe access to stores, etc., but enough different wings and buildings to say "Quiet elderly here, peaceful disabled there, younger people off street with bad alcohol/drug problems and mentals over here on the other side, lower down and near the loading dock/sally port for the wagon. Break it up a little & staff as needed, and everyone is safer.

Lot of folks just want a bed, chair, table, place to keep their things -- eat, shower, clean clothes, rest. Look out window.

Daley could not have grasped this...

...and how many other smaller hospitals have we lost to the "developers?"

7/07/2016 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upon hearing the announcement, I was close to jumping up and down and screaming - then I remembered I was at work. Delighted none the less!

--No Cop Here

7/07/2016 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rio has better weather, better beaches, better hookers.

"Crime may be an issue, tho. And maybe a mosquito problem."

7/07/2016 12:27:00 AM

Crime? 49 policemen killed so far this year. Huge areas, the favelas, are "no-go zones." Only road from the airport is a 13-mile shooting gallery.

Beaches? The place is a huge garbage dump and open sewer. Body parts washing up on Copacabana -- human waste, used syringes and hospital discards, you name it. New incurable "superbugs" also found there.

Hookers alarmed at the low ticket sales are lowering prices already, buy-me-get-one-free, etc. Cheap to pay for some incurable disease.

Local residents -- one man had to lay on his floor for three days during a gun battle between gangs and police -- are saying "Don't come."

A lot of the venues and transportation projects are not even finished -- and may never be. The State Of Rio has so little money it can't buy gas for police cars or even toilet paper for the stations. Police helicopter is grounded. Absolutely no security -- reporters were able to drive around "restricted areas" for hours without once being stopped or questioned.

Do a little reading.

7/07/2016 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rio is now messing with their bus routes, trying to impede travel from the favelas to the downtown area. Trouble is that ordinary people who work downtown at making coffee and cleaning floors and so forth are now having to wait hours and hours for a bus, and walk long distances. They just love this.

The pickpockets and purse-snatchers and drug dealers and so forth don't need the bus. They just carjack someone and pack in, or zoom through traffic 2-deep on stolen motorbikes.

The impeachment of Brazil's President will begin shortly after the 17 days of the Olympics. A little, uh, "political uncertainty" going on too...

7/07/2016 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

BCP ponders --

"What was that movie with "Rowdy Roddy" Piper
and Keith David back int eh early 80's?
Alien M/Fers on Earth wearing stolen human skin
and all the billboards have subliminal messages...

"Spend"
"Consume"
"Breed"

7/07/2016 12:45:00 AM

"OBEY!" was a hot one.

"Night Of The Living Dead?" I forget. You had to have special sunglasses to see all the skull-faces and subversive messages all around you...without the glasses, everything looked normal as the takeover continued.

I get it mixed up with "Invasion Of The Body-Snatchers." Was that the one where trucks were sneaking in loads of "pods" which would then hatch into mindless-follower people?

I wonder if GSSP is hauling "pods" in at night to cause more trouble tomorrow. No reason to run empty if you can help it, huh?

7/07/2016 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chicago dodged a bullet. Rio did not."

7/07/2016 12:46:00 AM

How right you are -- very literally.

Picture worth 1000 words, so --

People taking cover trying to survive their daily commute --

https://tinyurl.com/hzqeb7m

Wall of home overlooking this expressway --

https://tinyurl.com/jabx5mg

Police at Rio airport trying to warn arriving tourists --

https://tinyurl.com/jktdys5

Says it all, huh?

7/07/2016 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The 2 kilometer Crip Walk."

7/07/2016 03:02:00 AM

...with a bandanna tied over your eyes so you have to keep your head tilted 'way back to get even a vague impression of where you're going.

Regulation 48" shoelaces must be A. team color B. untied and C. properly trailing behind.

Waistband of outer pants must be 8" below waistband of visible boxer shorts.

Clutching at crotch area with one or both hands is not allowed.

Smartphone carried in one hand is mandatory. Either right or left hand is allowed.

Tripping over laces, pants, or colliding with anything is automatic disqualification.

Now introduce the "HE'S GOING THROUGH THE YARDS BACK HERE!" steeplechase over the sharp tops of that chain-link...

Points awarded for getting through the yard; points accrue according to number of pit bulls coming out from under the back porch that competitors avoid.

Gold Medal brings with it enrollment on the "Strategic Subject List" of Chicago's top 1,400.

Chicago's "Summer Games!"

This could be something.

7/07/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The International Olympic Committee has since been shown to be a corrupt group that lives for bribes. I am glad this town did not get the bid. It will be interesting on the coming events in Rio, one of the most violent towns in the world that even the army can't patrol. Now with ZIKA ? The waters off of the beach are polluted , badly contaminated with feces and other waste. Now how in the world will they hold water events in a sewer?

7/07/2016 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will always warm the cockels of my heart listening to this....BWWWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

7/07/2016 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chances are that the guys running Rio are more honest then the guys running Chitown. You can turn Michael Reese into Obama's Presidential Lie-Barry.

7/07/2016 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember about a year before this was going down, they had us doing all kinds
of mission's in the area's of Michael Reese and Washington pk protecting these
fuck's who were realestate hustling, fuckin slime bags! I'm glad they lost there
ass!

7/07/2016 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad Chicago did NOT get the stupid Olympics! What a disaster it is!

7/07/2016 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLASSIC!

Run this video every time the Olympics are on!

I got a smile and a chubby, hearing the reaction from the announcement in that foreign babble accent!

BBBBWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/07/2016 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Now, if we only can get rid of Obama Library!

Obama has nothing to put in it anyway and will be an elephant waste on the map!

Worse President in modern history!

7/07/2016 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they live -1988

7/07/2016 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still have my 2016 Chalkie holding an olympic torch t-shirt!

7/07/2016 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of Chicago movers & shakers were PISSED
about you Coppers laughing up your sleeves at
THEIR failed Olympic attempt. (while dangling
YOUR pension money to "grease the skids"
- courtesy of Davis-Vanecko Realty)

A lot of "insiders" caught with their pants
down after snatching up every parcel of land
around the planned Olympic venues.

M/Fers were MAD about facing having to take a bath...

>Seeing Winged Dollar Signs flying away<

Had Chicago gotten the bid, you would have seen
all manner of shady,connect criminal m/fers whose silhouettes won't
even throw a shadow at high noon - sneaking around with bulging
architect portfolios crammed full of uncut sheets new issue
$100K U.S. Gold Certificates because that would've been the only
to keep enough folding money in circulation to keep the churls
from rising up and taking scalps like they really should.

Cue:
Big ambush scene from "Last of The Mohicans."

"I chop your scalp with trusty tomahawk!"
"No! Please! AAAIIIEEE!"

7/08/2016 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I almost busted a nut watching that!

What a great day that was!

7/08/2016 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have given up a prayer of thanks every morning since Chicago lost the bid.

7/08/2016 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the overtime lost. However I cannot wait to watch this debacle in Rio

7/09/2016 10:23:00 PM  

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