Wednesday, October 26, 2016

No Tickets? No Problem

  • The Cubs have withdrawn their offer of face-value World Series tickets to Chicago aldermen after a city ethics board determined that taking the team up on the offer could violate a ban on elected officials accepting gifts worth more than $50.

    Three aldermen on Monday confirmed that the team had withdrawn the offer after the Board of Ethics on Friday sent out new guidance to aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city officials on the issue. Some aldermen were upset, contending that the ethics board and its new chairman, William Conlon, were making much ado about nothing.

    "This whole thing is a circus," said Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, whose North Side ward includes part of Wrigleyville, the area that's home to the team's iconic ballpark. "Rather than celebrate the Cubs, the Cubs now are going to have to comment on something when we as a city should be celebrating going to a World Series.
Remember, that's an alder-asshole who decided he was going to threaten the LOCAL Lodge for an endorsement that a NATIONAL Lodge made. Never let actual ethics get in the way of a corrupt deal.

But not to worry!
  • The City Council chambers will be emptier today, during the important budget hearings because a large number of aldermen, who cannot get tickets to the games in Wrigley Field, have gotten a bus and are going to Cleveland to watch the game, after getting tickets on Stub Hub scalping site.
Thank goodness the Budget Hearings can take care of themselves.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?

The Fifty Thieves couldn't find a willing accomplice to get the Tickets for free?

10/26/2016 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Budget hearings are filled with Fluff & BS and so will the final be for the 2017 budget. Vote all Republicans. Thanks!!!

10/26/2016 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Taypayer (in the suburbs) said...

Just another reason to cut back the number of useless Aldermen to 20 or 25.

10/26/2016 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least with the jackasses out of town they won't be passing any more tax hikes. I hope they took the soda pop queen Taxwinkle with them.

10/26/2016 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Cleveland is a depressing city, the only good things there are the Rock Hall of Fame and the Football Hall of Fame. These high rollers will find out soon that there isn't much nightlife there, it's pretty dead after the sun goes down. Most of the city looks like a Superfund clean up site.

Hilarious that they got their tickets yanked. HA!

10/26/2016 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the Mayors family? I hear Rahm's brats were at the game. Does the family have season tickets?

10/26/2016 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Cleveland is a depressing city, the only good things there are the Rock Hall of Fame and the Football Hall of Fame. These high rollers will find out soon that there isn't much nightlife there, it's pretty dead after the sun goes down. Most of the city looks like a Superfund clean up site.

Hilarious that they got their tickets yanked. HA!




The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? Are you kidding me? Biggest joke of an institution, ever.

10/26/2016 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cubs LOSE!!

10/26/2016 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biggest scumbags ever! With a history to prove it. The DOJ Is more concerned about street cops fighting violence every day in a very difficult and imperfect world. Street cops getting a 10 cent discount on coffee is more important too. Never mind the politicians and bosses.

10/26/2016 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ameya, you are right for once. The whole thing is a circus and you are the first one out of the clown car, goof.

10/26/2016 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ethics board? Thiers an ethics board? When did this happen? Must have started working yesterday otherwise they would be the most overworked people in the crooked city.

10/26/2016 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With so many citizens killed and wounded, the alders are worried about a Trump street sign and cubs tickets?
Is it any wonder why the city of Chicago is sooooo fucked up. Or is it? Chicago values...

10/26/2016 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another reason to cut back the number of useless Aldermen to 20 or 25.



10/26/2016 01:59:00 AM


A comparative study with similar municipalities puts the magic number at 17. So if you are going to dream, dream big.

Let's look at that number again, 17! That means we are funding n33 of these blood sucking parasites for nothing. How much are we losing a year, 100 million, 500 million?

10/26/2016 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stubhub? can and will the ethics tsar find out what these alderassholes actually paid for tickets? how do you arrange a trip like that on such short notice? how many alderassholes was that again?

10/26/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Not happy the cubs lost but happy the aldermen didn't see a winning game for their shenanigans

10/26/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the bus will break down and they will be stranded in Cleveland, forever.

10/26/2016 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope those buses crash and they all burn in hell p.o.s....

10/26/2016 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soda pop queen Taxwinkle


---

that's funny right there, I don't care who you are

10/26/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe since trump is rising in the polls they could worry less about tickets and more about a complete forensic audit of the city offices and of course their entire campaign accounts: Hey o'reilly your worried about removing Trumps sign because your in favor of allowing illegal invaders to suck up more taxpayers cash, but yet you alderman and the mayor refuse to return the campaign contributions you surely forced Trumps people to pay! Was that ransom for his multi-million hotel he built on that blighted site? Quick look over here "law and order we love the police" trump is now running the "Trump train" faster and look at all the smart people climbing aboard the people tired of all the high crime and the murders in your city alderman that you do nothing about:

TRUMP POPS FLORIDA
UP 4 IN OH
PULLS TO 3 IN PA

http://drudgereport.com/

Now alderman get on train because if your in front trying to block the path you will be another chiraq causality!

10/26/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, those tickets were big money in Cleveland$$. Plus a bus. Azzholes.

10/26/2016 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do as I say, not as I do" ethics are for the peons

10/26/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Superintendent Johnson get tickets at face value? Was he at the game?

10/26/2016 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

From the Tribune article: ..........
"This whole thing is a circus," said Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th.... "Rather than celebrate the Cubs, the Cubs now are going to have to comment on something when we as a city should be celebrating going to a World Series." ~~~paragraph~~~ "Taking attention away from the Cubs and what they have achieved is bizarre," Pawar added. "I just think from the Cubs' perspective it just doesn't make sense to try to figure out how to navigate that opinion. They are trying to plan for a World Series."

What...The...F--k...is he saying? Is he on drugs or mentally handicapped? That's all gibberish, a bunch of random thoughts strung together in sentences like these beauties: ........
--- "Rather than celebrate the Cubs, the Cubs now are going to have to comment on something..."
--- "what they have achieved is bizarre"
Not one thing he says makes any goddamn sense and none of it has anything to do with the Cubs not giving the Alder-Creatures **Free** World Series Tickets. That like regular folk (or people), these free-loading ass-wipes will have to buy Tickets for themselves.

Now I didn't follow the news about the Cubs' battle(s) with Rahm and City Hall over all the renovations to Wrigley Field. But I do seem to recall they weren't exactly all hugs & kisses, with 'some' Alder-Creatures being downright assholes.

But now they expected **free** World Series Tickets??? Only in Chicago folks, only in Chicago could that happen.

--> ps: Dear Alder-creature Pawar, I'll tell you what's "bizarre" -- the fact that you're able to get dressed in the morning by yourself. It sounds like you need a fuckin' keeper!! <--

10/26/2016 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee.. You mean city officials have to try to get tickets at whatever price like everyone else? Who'd a thunk?

10/26/2016 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all the Cubs don't have to say anything. They made a good faith pay to play offer and their media person will avoid making any statements at all cost. Secondly, alderman have a part time position (average 17 City Council Meetings per year) and they blow off a city council meeting to go to a sporting event. This just goes to show that we don't need 50 Alderman. Not only do they have have half the workload but represent half the citizens that their counterparts in New York do. I'm so sick of Chicago politics, waste, abuse and nepotism. This is just another example of the aforementioned.Sounds obama-like when he hosted world series champs instead of paying his respects to the police officers killed in the line of duty throughout the entire United States, their families and co-workers who attended the one day tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

10/26/2016 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least with the jackasses out of town they won't be passing any more tax hikes. I hope they took the soda pop queen Taxwinkle with them.

10/26/2016 02:11:00 AM
Rahm will still have a quorum and it will be easier to get whatever he wants passed as these alderman will not be there to represent the people who elected them to be there and represent their needs and desires. I say we need to turn this city upside down next election, get rid of all the democrats and set term limits.

10/26/2016 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard tickets were going for thousands of dollars. I hope they had to pay full price...And they are taking time off from work while the department is getting days off cancelled. I wonder if they can take a day off from running their mouth and putting their two cents in when a CPD hot topic arises in the media.

I doubt it...

btw...The Cubs actually have to win this thing! It's not like a merit promotion where you get what you don't deserve...

10/26/2016 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ruling class does not like to be denied their perqs, so F all of us and the budgetary process, they're going to Cleveland to watch the game.

10/26/2016 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Alderthieves leaving their post to attend the game(s) here or in Cleveland won't suffer any consequences.
I held 'from a guy' that Anita Alvarez is considering indicting the 'ringleader.'
Someone tell Ferris Bueller to start a Go Fund Me Page ASAP!
You're Welcome.

10/26/2016 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those poor alderthieves

10/26/2016 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/26/2016 08:54:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Did Superintendent Johnson get tickets at face value? Was he at the game?

10/26/2016 10:03:00 AM

And he and Wheezy enter at the handicap entrance just like they boarded their Southwest flight to CA with the handicap boarding!

10/26/2016 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the opportune moment for that bus to have a catastrophic brake system failure on the highway....anyone?

10/26/2016 05:35:00 PM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

Well, I have a ticket for the next home game. The next Lt class starts in a few days. I have an idea for how an alderman can get their hands on my ticket...
Just saying.

10/26/2016 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move the Cubs to Rosemont! The city would build you a new stadium for free, and the police would better protect you from violent animalistic behavior. Screw these idiot alderman, they don't know dollar 1 about business!

10/26/2016 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father Mike will be there and bring any Alderman that wants to go. Seems the easy way to do this now with a wink and a nod will be through the reverends of the make believe churches or a bag man like the good old days.

10/26/2016 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck chicago politics, these aldermen have thier outlets to get tickets from ticket brokers, they know how to put the arm on people. I hope they all rot in hell, cheap crooks.

10/26/2016 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? Are you kidding me? Biggest joke of an institution, ever.

10/26/2016 05:05:00 AM

I won't disagree with you. There are many deserving rock bands that aren't there in favor of pop artists. It's still a pretty interesting place to visit.

10/26/2016 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The ruling class does not like to be denied their perqs, so F all of us and the budgetary process, they're going to Cleveland to watch the game.

10/26/2016 02:10:00 PM

I hope they went to the 1st game and left with a hangover. Spending all that money and time on the bus to see the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0, perfect.

10/26/2016 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cubbies win! Bring it home!!

10/26/2016 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Trump on November 8th. The people of the United States are about to take it all back and make it right again. Enough. The silent majority is about to be heard. Fuck this. This is our country. Our veterans preserved our freedom. Half a million died in world war two. For this mess? Take it all back and lets vote Trump. I would bet not one person on this site would vote for that evil bitch. Not even Rham himself.

10/27/2016 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Vote Trump on November 8th. The people of the United States are about to take it all back and make it right again. Enough. The silent majority is about to be heard. Fuck this. This is our country. Our veterans preserved our freedom. Half a million died in world war two. For this mess? Take it all back and lets vote Trump. I would bet not one person on this site would vote for that evil bitch. Not even Rham himself.

10/27/2016 12:10:00 AM
Went to vote yesterday early voting open in all wards large crowd library people saying never seen this place so crowded for voting many in line were saying "Trump" like Trump says election is rigged we know you have to watch them all the democratic thieves will steak the election if they can! Pro-police pro-America go Trump!!

10/27/2016 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least with the jackasses out of town they won't be passing any more tax hikes. I hope they took the soda pop queen Taxwinkle with them.

10/26/2016 02:11:00 AM
Rahm will still have a quorum and it will be easier to get whatever he wants passed as these alderman will not be there to represent the people who elected them to be there and represent their needs and desires. I say we need to turn this city upside down next election, get rid of all the democrats and set term limits.

10/26/2016 01:15:00 PM

Good idea! Who is going to run against them? Who will madigan put up to show token opposition to Make it look good? This whole state is so fucked up! Why don't they just save some money on elections and have the anointed and appointed just take their spots?

10/27/2016 09:17:00 AM  

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