Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gee, Another Payoff

  • President Barack Obama's former top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been appointed to the board of directors of Chicago-based Ariel Investments. Jarrett was the longest-serving senior adviser to Obama, and Ariel founder and chairman John W. Rogers Jr. is a longtime friend of Obama's. Former Obama administration Secretary of Education Arne Duncan also was appointed to the Ariel board after leaving his position. Jarrett's father, Dr. James Bowman, was one of the original members of the Ariel board of directors. Prior to becoming an adviser to Obama, Jarrett had been the chief executive officer of The Habitat Co. of Chicago, which develops and manages market-rate and affordable multifamily....
The link continues to the Tribune pay site, so use the regular tricks to get around it if you need to read it. You probably don't have to - it's just another story about how the crooked and connected play with our lives and retirements while collecting a percentage for making bad trades/investments and further bankrupting our futures.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valerie Jarrett looks like a cartoon character.

3/29/2017 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

And do not forget she also receives a 35k pension for being on the CHA Board. How she had time to attend the meetings is amazing considering what all is on her plate. Oh wait that is for suckers.

3/29/2017 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rogers proud member of the DL pick up Barry basket ball team soon to be the ex husband of IPR's Farley expect a whole lot more ex obamy dirt bags sucking the life vout of the city since the uranium Queen lost her bid to thieve the whole world.

3/29/2017 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything that ValJar is connected with has to be on the up and up. //Sarc

3/29/2017 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ariel is an option for your deferred comp investments. When I learned that the CEO was a friend of Obama I transferred my funds away from that company.

3/29/2017 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make your voices heard. Go to your Deferred Comp and abandon the Ariel Fund....or do nothing. Your choice.

3/29/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Dr. Bowman, a Communist who felt it was better to raise Valerie in Iran rather than the USA? No wonder she is a pro-Communist, Anti-American, pro-Muslim, Arab lover.

3/29/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever notice these pols always wind up with "scam" jobs after they leave office? â™ 

3/29/2017 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Rogers the son of famous Juvie court Judge John Rogers.

3/29/2017 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at the bios of their board of director some trends emerge:

"...Formerly, she [not Val] served as president of Governors State University.." - that bastion of financial responsibility

"he served as chief administrative officer and senior advisor to the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools." - how are their finances again?

"recently, he joined the Barack Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors." - hmmm, well that did okay, though the $60M book advance helped too

"Arnie Duncan" - interesting

"Valerie Jared" - because her boss did so well running the economy and keeping the peace

Sounds like a Chicago mutual back scratching circle.

3/29/2017 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have fake royalty in this country. These people always have a "soft landing" in life. Well, except blago....

3/29/2017 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt that Valarie Jarrett is going to run for Mayor in the next election. It will come down to her and Dart. Take your pick folks it going to happen.

3/29/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't she the one that had CPD as security for her kids wedding? Free, of course.....
Isn't she the one that got in on "the ground floor" as one of the Rosemont Casino owners?
Sure must be nice to be a Democrat in Chicago.....just saying......

3/29/2017 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The uranium queen. I like that. A whole story about Clinton funny business totally ignored. I think once the Soviet Union collapsed (thank you Reagan) a lot of our politicians were making deals with those people who emerged retaining power. The press will not care about democrats like they care about Trumps cronies but their is more than smoke from that fire.

3/29/2017 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before any of us knew about Ariel, Mike Shields was talking about this when he was running for the pension board in '08. He tried to fire Ariel in January 2009, but the city hacks on the pension fund, retiree Ken Hauser included, resisted.

Mayor Daley had another nephew that worked for Ariel named Peter Thompson.

3/29/2017 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, Iranian born Valerie. One of obama's main handlers.

3/29/2017 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ariel finally got fired by Mike Shields in 2012.

3/29/2017 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous. One of Ms. Jarrett's grandparents was Robert R. Taylor. Yes, "that" Robert Taylor. The irony is he fought tooth and nail against high rise, concentration camps. It was a disgrace to his memory that King Richard I named that project after him. That investment firm is worth about $5 billion. So you might want to put your money back there.

3/29/2017 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angelo says "Trump has cops back." Hum...where have I heard something like that before? Oh now I remember, "The mayor has my back." - McCarthy. Remember this, no politician has your back. The one place you don't want a politician is behind you, you're just asking to be screwed.

3/29/2017 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How a Gangster Government Functions: The Clinton-Obama-Lynch-Comey Corruptocracy Timeline

http://strangepolitics.com/content/item/200177.html

3/29/2017 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another big payday for doing nothing the typical democratic criminal way!

3/29/2017 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what will Ken Hauser and Mike Lappe do about the pension funds invested with Ariel??? Time to vote these clowns out of office!!

3/29/2017 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is she still getting secret service. She always flew into Midway and was milking the government with secret service protection who were being utilized as her servants. When asked why she needed protection was told cause the president says so, yet they are now yelling about our great president Trump using service for his wife that he is entitled to.

3/29/2017 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another payoff? Better title poco joe loco Joe collected the tax and the tax will be monthly:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-wants-to-open-ohare-midway-to-food-trucks/

3/29/2017 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Rogers proud member of the DL pick up Barry basket ball team soon to be the ex husband of IPR's Farley expect a whole lot more ex obamy dirt bags sucking the life vout of the city since the uranium Queen lost her bid to thieve the whole world.

3/29/2017 01:06:00 AM
Absolutely on point about Sharon Fairley being the ex wife of John Rogers from Ariel Capital Management. That has been a money losing fund for as long as I could remember.
Fairley was hired at IPRA following an undistinguished stint at the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Inspector General's Office.

I'm told Rahm hired her as a favor to Rogers and Obama. Despite being a multimillionaire by way of a divorce settlement, she wanted a high profile position to feel validated. Which is why Rahm is retaining her as head of COPA.

I wonder if "campaign contributions" has anything to do with her being employed at three high powered positions, two with the city. Hmmm

I wonder if campaign contributions to the aldermen had anything to do with the support they've shown her. Hmmm again.

Now that I know about Rogers and Ariel Capital Management, I will be directing Deferred Compensation to divest any money I have in that fund. I don't want to be supporting Fairley or Obama directly or indirectly.

3/29/2017 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After looking closely at this slum Lord bitch, I am fully convinced that there really ARE Reptilian Aliens, and she is one of them. Gort, Klatuu, Barada, Nicto!!!!!!

3/29/2017 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to divest from Ariel. Much like Columbia U in N. Y. used divestment to end apartheid. Divestment was a "weapon" in the battle against apartheid. Val Jarrett was an undergrad at the radical Columbia, the same university that indoctrates it students in the radical Cloward Piven evonomic theories. Jarrett was a member of the board at the U of C hospital. The same hospital that paid Michele O' Bama $300,000.00 a year to do something. Of the same university that unemployed a radical constitutional professor.

Every place they go they command top dollar or enormous amounts of cash money for their power and influence while everyday Americans struggle to make ends meet. This crew knows how to use government power to their advantage in order to leverage business and government/non profit institutions to achieve that so evil 1% elite social status. As they amass enormous wealth they ironically join the ranks of the uber wealthy they so adamantly vilify in daily political rhetoric.

3/29/2017 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Valerie Jerkette assisted Iran in building the bomb. Trump should jail the spy.

3/29/2017 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It's time to divest from Ariel. Much like Columbia U in N. Y. used divestment to end apartheid. Divestment was a "weapon" in the battle against apartheid. Val Jarrett was an undergrad at the radical Columbia, the same university that indoctrates it students in the radical Cloward Piven evonomic theories. Jarrett was a member of the board at the U of C hospital. The same hospital that paid Michele O' Bama $300,000.00 a year to do something. Of the same university that unemployed a radical constitutional professor.

Every place they go they command top dollar or enormous amounts of cash money for their power and influence while everyday Americans struggle to make ends meet. This crew knows how to use government power to their advantage in order to leverage business and government/non profit institutions to achieve that so evil 1% elite social status. As they amass enormous wealth they ironically join the ranks of the uber wealthy they so adamantly vilify in daily political rhetoric.

3/29/2017 07:57:00 PM

I wonder how much money our pension funds are losing not being able to invest in companies that boycott Israel?

3/30/2017 05:12:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

"...our great President Trump..."

You sir are a visionary.

3/30/2017 04:13:00 PM  

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