Monday, October 09, 2017

Good Question

  • Once the Obama Presidential Center is constructed, it will have a children’s play garden, sledding hill, green spaces for picnics and outdoor gatherings, basketball courts and even a recording studio, officials have said.

    But what the space won’t have is all of former President Barack Obama’s manuscripts, documents, letters and gifts he collected during his time in office. While the Presidential Center is about four years from opening, a conversation has begun about what the facility will mean to scholars and to local research universities without those items.

    Traditionally, Presidential Libraries are places where historians, academics and college students travel to dig through paperwork and hold the first drafts of speeches, letters and legislation in their hands. But without those papers on site, some have begun to ask whether the Obama Center can even attract researchers to the University of Chicago, Chicago State University or the University of Illinois. What will it mean to have those documents online rather than in a physical form for inspection? And with digital technology constantly changing, how will the National Archives and Records Administration ensure the documents will be placed online in a timely manner and accessible over time?
Traditionally, a Presidential Library is built with donations and gifts, then the entire complex is "gifted" to the National Archives which maintains the facility itself. However, the exterior stuff - grounds, roads, parking, etc, is maintained by the municipality in which the Library resides.

Without the physical archives on site, we're imagining that the projected hundreds of thousands of visiting scholars will be less than hundreds of thousands and might drop into mere thousands. At first. Then drop off into hundreds as they can access the assorted paperwork online from the comfort of their homes and offices without braving the elements and criminal playground of Chicago.

And taxpayers will be saddled with yet another monstrosity that sucks up money.

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59 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

An empty presidential library for a president who accomplished next to nothing. Just display the hammer and the wedge he used to divide the country, setting race relations back 50+ years.

10/09/2017 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about the money. They want to turn it into a money maker!

10/09/2017 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less historians to get in the way of the basketball courts and all the up and coming rap artists in the recording studio.

Anyone want to put a Vegas line if the first shooting is on the court or the studio ??

10/09/2017 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So, what's really being built is the world's most expensive field house for the park that'll be put into the existing park.
Makes sense to me.
Well, no; no, it really doesn't.

10/09/2017 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reachers from Chicago State University?! Hahahahahaha!!!! Lmfao

10/09/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No "hard copies" of his presidential papers either.

"No need for that.
It'll all be online and available for research."

In the simplest of terms, it's all a high order
fraud just like he is and just like his presidency was.

Why else are Chicago taxpayers faced with
being forced to ride the financial ducking stool for this
monument to a man who was/is nothing more than a cipher?

As Grand-Daddy used to say:
"There go some more of that bullshit I was telling
you kids all about..."

10/09/2017 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell s there to research ? We are living with the aftermath. Not real complicated.

10/09/2017 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I think his Presidential papers will be as accessible as his college records were?

10/09/2017 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama wants a Monument. A Monument that is worthy of his overwhelming EGO.

It would only be fitting that The Obama Presidential Library would be empty of any substance. Just like his entire eight year term.

10/09/2017 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously basketball courts and a recording studio? I guess that’s not surprising

10/09/2017 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst president we ever had that building should be in the wood

10/09/2017 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little B ball then a little Rap, what more could you ask for? Empty as his 8 years and the takers won't have to pay for it just the workers. Welcome to real Chicago values.

10/09/2017 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So,... that means that his golf clubs will be on display? Golf was the only productive thing that he accomplished during his presidency.

10/09/2017 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps they could set aside space for the little ghetto creatures to do a sort of "Broken Family Tree" room and attempt to find that " Bigfoot " dad.... You know, the one you've heard stories about but you've never actually seen him.🍕

10/09/2017 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HHHMMMM Something smells fishy around the lakefront.

10/09/2017 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Obama needs for his library is two-forty foot shipping containers adjacent to each other and a couple of porta-potties, placed on a vacant lot in Englewood. Not only will this hold everything of importance, but the City would save millions of dollars. How much City and State monies will be pissed away on this project that could go shore up our pension fund.

10/09/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

You will find many mindless liberals going there strictly because the Obama name is on it.

10/09/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger dumpdaley said...

The only Presidential Library with safe Space Passage Routes, a free Teen STD Clinic and a kiosk selling "used" cellphones.

10/09/2017 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe there is a concern visitors who most identify with the Nobel prize winning community organizer may steal those documents, drafts, manuscripts, letters and gifts. Thou shall not covet thy organizer's goods.

10/09/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or there are no documents. Why would Obama leave a papertrail of his scams and failed policies? Fast and Furious, IRS, desires to end the Second Amendment, Open Borders, the billion dollars to Iran, the creation of ISIS......

10/09/2017 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

put it in an outhouse.

10/09/2017 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The homeless shelter, the Social Security disability office, the drug rehab facility and the parole work release center have been axed? These are anchors in democrat run urban areas across the country.

What about proposing a wing of the museum with thousands of symbolic pairs of professional ball player endorsed gym shoes or cemetery white cross displays memorializing all those killed in his hometown during his administration. And lets not forget a city exclusively run by one of his White House cohorts. This aircraft hangar sized mortuary museum will raise awareness to ongoing efforts in voter registration drives, community outreach, the call for additional funding mechanisms for underserved/underfunded communities and platform for elected officials to publically display their ongoing concern while failing to provide real world solutions.

10/09/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no shooting range?

10/09/2017 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But what the space won’t have is all of former President Barack Obama’s manuscripts, documents, letters and gifts he collected during his time in office. While the Presidential Center is about four years from opening, a conversation has begun about what the facility will mean to scholars and to local research universities without those items.

How can you display something that never existed ? To many this was gonna be the litmus test about certain things stated , looks like where there is smoke there is fire. Some serious questions should be asked about his history prior to election now

10/09/2017 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His achievements could be placed in 3 Porta Potties...

He was not worth a Shit...

10/09/2017 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Seriously basketball courts and a recording studio? I guess that’s not surprising

10/09/2017 03:37:00 AM

Add in a nail shop and a snow cone/pickle stand and you’re good to go

10/09/2017 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they just inflate a rubber bouncy house like the city provides for block parties, problem solved, next...

10/09/2017 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the original plan of a built-in carwash with a permanent dice game in the back?

10/09/2017 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You didn't build that

10/09/2017 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great spot for his "Nobel Peace Award"...... Original "Birth Certificate"? "Foreign Student" ID card from college? All those sealed records of his past? In the main area a blown up picture of his famous smoking "weed" pic. Tons of his pics hanging out with his criminal friends. Have a George Soros wing......

10/09/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ClusterF**k in progress, the greedy money managers haven't even finished grabbing surrounding properties yet - big hold up.
So apparently it's just going to be an "amusement" park.
Maybe the same developers from Bolingbrook's Old Chicago can put in their bid, being it only to them 2 years to open it from the ground up...although closed about a year later.
People didn't find OC interesting.
Neither will the folks will find OB any bit more interesting after the grand opening.
I think their pissbum pavilion will have a better attendance figures day and night.

Any chance The Harvard Alternative University of Big Learn'n is going to release or contribute The Lyin Hawaiians™ admissions, scholarship applications, attendance and/or transcripts?

Another eventual Chicago taxpayer sham.
The PrickWankers Pinny a'Ounce Tax would have been easier on the wallet with the cost overruns the next Democrat mayor is going to pick up for The Idiot's moo-seum & lie-berry.

10/09/2017 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, by not having the physical documents present, they can rewrite or photoshop whatever they need to and post it online to suit whatever false narrative they're running with at the time.

10/09/2017 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama came into the presidency with very little money, and left a multi-millionaire. C'mon investigative journalists, dig.

10/09/2017 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are in digital form, it is easier to alter/arrange them so that they continue to fit the narrative. Delete here, tweak there, history can be whatever we want it to be.

10/09/2017 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Will his Birth Certificate be available for viewing? College transcripts? Closing Docs on his Tony Rezko-arranged South Greenwood residence? Transcripts of the Blago FBI wiretaps? Moochelle's credentials for the ghost job at U of C?

Construction of this atrocity should end at four walls and a roof. It'll be a big empty space full of nothing... a perfect representation of his eight years in office.

God bless Donald Trump.

10/09/2017 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might as well have one book in the library that lists Obama accomplishments in his library ,,
The obama library book will have all empty pages .. Trump will erase all of the 8 years of obama non sense

10/09/2017 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big jump to think that Obama scholars can read. Prosecuting attorneys might have more interest in those documents. That is if those attorneys are not from Chicago, they would fall in the non able to read group. Sorry just the facts mam.

10/09/2017 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will they have a section that wull allow we the people to read his sealed files

10/09/2017 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my GOSH!!! They’ve forgotten the Bike Path!

10/09/2017 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be a sections for Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and the others that could have been obamas son.

10/09/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recording studios for aspiring rappers and basketball courts. Not too stereotypical. What does Vegas says about the first Rahmicide at midnight basketball? You can't make this stuff up.

10/09/2017 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great spot for his "Nobel Peace Award"...... Original "Birth Certificate"? "Foreign Student" ID card from college? All those sealed records of his past? In the main area a blown up picture of his famous smoking "weed" pic. Tons of his pics hanging out with his criminal friends. Have a George Soros wing......

10/09/2017 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dude just does NOT want anyone to see his college transcripts or to handle that original birth certificate, does he?

10/09/2017 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is probably more RAhM's idea than anyone else, shit all they had to do was build it adjacent to the new basketball stadium near McCormick Place on the vacant Michael Reese property, re name it for Obama and include extra yellow jacket security for the after the game fights.

10/09/2017 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we could get a Document Replication concession where birth certificates, college transcripts and other printed honorary could be created/fabricated which would realistically replicate not only the Obama presidency, but all his college years as well as his time in Springfield. Of course any references to his relationship with Larry Sinclair will be redacted.

10/09/2017 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recording studio and basketball courts. ....and they say it's racist to stereotype. Could you imagine if he was white and doing that? ? Why not have a line of 55 gallon drums out back for the post research bbq

10/09/2017 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barry accomplished nothing this will be a big building like the old Chicago indoor amusement park! Then like old Chicago it will close and be torn down after the taxpayers are fleeced on this monstrosity! Every other state Barry wanted to put this crap in refused due to excessive costs and nothing to store away! This is not counting what closing down many street's permanently will do to working people trying to get to work,something barry and rahm really never did!

10/09/2017 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will he have his college transcripts in there? No? Didn't think so. They don't exist, just like the rest of the bullshit he allegedly "accomplished" during his "presidency" Just put a beachball, some sand, a golf club and an empty suit on display. That pretty much sums his entire 8 years of bullshit.

10/09/2017 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a park field house. Obama was never presidential material a little clown of a man.

10/09/2017 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A total waste of money. Build one in Washington DC or Hawaii that's were this carpet bagger will really live !!!

10/09/2017 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Policemen... The bestest, funnest and funniest
soldiers in God's Earthly Army.

To wit?

-Pander to your audience... Or else...

Anonymous said...
"Seriously basketball courts and a recording studio?
I guess that’s not surprising."
10/09/2017 03:37:00 AM

-That entrepreneurial spirit?

Anonymous said...
"Add in a nail shop and a snow cone/pickle stand
and you’re good to go."
10/09/2017 08:43:00 AM


-Drink, smoke weed, fuck and bang off guns while
doing this?

Anonymous said...
"Why don't they just inflate a rubber bouncy house
like the city provides for block parties, problem solved, next..."
10/09/2017 09:10:00 AM


-Puttin' a crimp in Mistuh Squeegee-Man's business?

Anonymous said...
"What happened to the original plan of a built-in
carwash with a permanent dice game in the back?"
10/09/2017 09:22:00 AM


Words to live by?

Anonymous said...
"You didn't build that."
10/09/2017 09:24:00 AM


Well... We do like the "Pickle In a Sleeve"
concessions. Maybe a taco meat/pump cheese/jalapenos
in a bag of flamin' hots emporium too.

Throw in a rack of banged-up Divvy bikes
and a stolen/crashed Uber car on the sidewalk
and this shit will be a guaranteed show-stopper.

Fuck You Rahm al-Ghoul.
Fund our pension and restore
retiree/widow medical insurance.

10/09/2017 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....basketball courts and a recording studio? 10/09/2017 03:37:00 AM

.....two-forty foot shipping containers adjacent to each other and a couple of porta-potties, placed on a vacant lot in Englewood. 10/09/2017 07:11:00 AM

.....safe Space Passage Routes, a free Teen STD Clinic and a kiosk selling "used" cellphones. 10/09/2017 07:23:00 AM

.....a nail shop and a snow cone/pickle stand.....10/09/2017 08:43:00 AM

.....built-in carwash with a permanent dice game in the back? 10/09/2017 09:22:00 AM

.....55 gallon drums out back for the post research bbq 10/09/2017 01:52:00 PM

Recorded Englewood neighborhood noises complete with non-stop gunfire for ambient sound.

10/09/2017 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make it look like a mall so the offspring's of Granma and aunties can crash it, loot it and trash it.
The place will take 10 years to build and will the foundation will crack in 6 months like all city buildings that get subbed out to make believe minority contractors that go out of business after they get the cash.
Barry move your location to the Jackson family area in Gary In.

10/09/2017 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


So, what's really being built is the world's most expensive field house for the park that'll be put into the existing park.
Makes sense to me.
Well, no; no, it really doesn't.

10/09/2017 12:43:00 AM


The usual Chicago clouted bust-out contractors
building this shit then taking a cut of the
overruns and kicking them back to the party
as campaign contributions?

The firing squad is too good for these dirty m/fers.

...We can't fucking wait.

10/09/2017 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't do anything so what papers would he have? Besides he keeps losing things like his real birth cert and college papers..... nothing to see, move along..............

10/09/2017 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to make money on this? Put a Harold's and an arab-run liquor store (with Lotto) in the lobby.

10/10/2017 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Want to make money on this? Put a Harold's and an arab-run liquor store (with Lotto) in the lobby.

10/10/2017 12:57:00 AM

Lol!

Knock-off scratch-offs?

10/10/2017 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama's administration was like not having an administration for eight years. Suddenly, the presidential documents are going to be on line and not in his library. Therefore, Obama's people can put anything they deem appropriate or deemed favorable to this no count president. I've said it from the get go, Obama was just plain old bullshit and that's being kind.

10/10/2017 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recording studio ??? Is that for chance the rapper to make some tunes About fuck the police ?

10/13/2017 01:54:00 PM  

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