Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Term Limits

  • Former Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday filed more than 86,000 signatures to place a binding referendum on the November ballot that, if approved by voters, would set term limits for the current and future Chicago mayors and add an additional challenge for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to overcome in his bid for re-election.

    The measure is not certain to end up on the ballot at all, however, as Emanuel allies could challenge the validity of Quinn’s signatures or seek to block it in court.

    Noting that Emanuel is in his second term, Quinn said, “this is the right time to have a referendum on whether or not there should be more than two terms for the mayor of Chicago.”

    “New York, Los Angeles, they have a two-term limit,” Quinn said. “We think there ought to be a two-term limit in Chicago.”
We expect numerous court motions and challenges, all of which will enrich connected lawyers and which was, most likely, the original intent of the effort anyway.

Anyone know why Quinn didn't collect signatures at any police stations? We got almost 11,000 a decade ago to reduce the size of the City Council - it would have put him near the 100,000 he said he wanted.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why stop there? Include the Governor's office to the aldermen. Eliminate their pensions, their generous health care package and 25 aldermen positions altogether.

8/07/2018 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that Baby G was doing his civic duty and gathering a lot of signatures.

8/07/2018 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same should go,for every alderman. Even though Napolitano and Sposato are the best thing to happen to city council.

8/07/2018 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like it or not, Rahm is the lessor of any of the evils that have come forth.

8/07/2018 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it’s good enough for the President Of The United States, it should be good enough for every office in the land, at every level of government.

8/07/2018 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have made the referendum for the mayor AFTER Rahm, that way he might not fight it. I think he's pretty close to done anyway. His support might have made it happen.

8/07/2018 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the world would pat Quinn be pushing for term limits ?

8/07/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn. Just another rejected Illinois political figure who just cant seem to get a job after being tossed out of office and trying like hell to remain relevant and in the public eye. You would think after giving away 50 million to the political class in his , " anti-gang program" most of which seemed to disappear, someone would hire him. How about Dorthy Brown? It seems she and her phony counselor husband got a lot of cash from Quinn.

8/07/2018 02:59:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

there is no more room on the ballot. the 50 jokers have decided that weeks ago and the outgoing moron david orr agreed.

what was that asshole quinn doing when rauner amassed far more signatures to enact term limits state wide? he was greasing the revruns with grant money to the tune of millions. fuck him too.

8/07/2018 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so hope this makes the ballet. I will support it.

8/07/2018 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for term limits on ALL politicians and no pensions!

8/07/2018 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Like it or not, Rahm is the lessor of any of the evils that have come forth.Like it or not, Rahm is the lessor of any of the evils that have come forth."

Eat shit, 5th Floor lackey.

8/07/2018 06:49:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Quinn is afraid to go to police stations because the male officers cross their legs like men.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

8/07/2018 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the children mayor? What about the children alderman? What about the children Kimmy, Tommy, Toni, the senators, the representatives,?

Here's what transparency means to CPS

523 children! Look at the picture of the paperwork that was sent look at all the hidden lines on here, you talk about a major cover up look at this here look no further in the mayor did say that we have a blue wall of silence what about this wall of silence what color is this with this be called the black wall of silence? I don’t know I guess the children are expendable have you noticed how silent it is been with City Hall with this have you also noticed that all of the leaders of the Chicago public schools are still in place getting raises and none of them have been terminated it is amazing the children are pawns in the game politics!

Where are the marches? Where all the phony’s priests phony’s revs? Crickets, that is all you hear why or not they taking to the podiums to the streets marching in front of the mayor’s house marching in front of all of the elected officials homes and City Hall where are they at are they sleeping or did they enjoy getting paid off and not doing what they’re supposed to be doing going after the real criminals the ones that let this happen to our children!

8/07/2018 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Quinn, reformer.

Where was his reformer message when he passed out $50 million on the south and west side in his "anti violence initiative" in a desperate attempt to get reelected?

The Casinos in Indiana and various car dealers really loved his reform money.

8/07/2018 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a play to keep his name in the news
Election Board has already ruled that 80,000 signatures are invalid
Why didn't he come to police stations? See point one

8/07/2018 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard Morgan...... That's why bubble head didn't go to any police stations. Morgan shot 3 PO's and Quinn let him out of prison. I was getting all these junk emails from Quinn's group. I replied asking why Quinn let Morgan out, I was taken off the email list.

8/07/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ll sign

8/07/2018 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would have come out of retirement to get petitions signed

8/07/2018 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need term limits at the state level even more so, just like many/most states. Governor, Lt. governor, comptroller, treasurer, secretary of state, state superintendent, attorney general, state senate, and especially state house. Yeah, that means you Michael Madigan.

Unfortunately that turd will die in office before term limits are passed.

8/07/2018 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we should limit mayor to two terms, first term in office, second term in prison.

8/07/2018 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn got most of his signatures wandering Rush Street after a few pops

8/07/2018 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn’t this the same Pat Quinn who opposed term limits when his opposition (Bruce Rauner) made term limits one of his platforms?

How many terms in city and state offices has Quinn held?

After any of his terms been viewed as successful?

Sounds like Quinn is upset about his loss and lack of support for his 3rd term as governor.

GTF out of here with your BS potato head.

8/07/2018 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madigan will see to it that some other 'fill-in' topics will instead be on the ballot.
It's not the first time that the Democrats have roadblocked unfavorable topics on their behalf off the voting ballots.
A mere typical evasive maneuver as seen in the past.
Madigan didn't even have the common courtesy to give Quinn a 'Reach Around' as referred to in 'Full Metal Jacket.'

8/07/2018 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

+++++ “New York, Los Angeles, they have a two-term limit,” Quinn said. ++++++

Not quite, gov Potato-Head. New York City *had* a two term limit but little Mikey Bloomberg didn't like that and he didn't want to leave office. So Mikey being Mikey, he bullied the City Council and had the law changed in 2008. New York City now has a Three Term Limit.

(Hey Potato-Head, how hard is it to do a Google search before opening your yap and saying something dumb?)

8/07/2018 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and his henchmen will make sure this never sees the ballot.
I give Quinn credit though for the effort.

8/07/2018 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn should STAY the fcuk out.

8/07/2018 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a regular humble guy, Quinn has always been pro-police and protector of our pension.
Rahm despises any competition and interference.
Arrogance that only compared to another weak, ineffective braggart and failed politico named o’hussein.

Quinn knows Rahm’s probably sent his henchmen to write it a few hundred phony names on his petitions, and when the time comes his weasels will scour the pages and point out the discrepancies to void the entire mass. Something Rahm won’t challenge or care do with allegations of phony voter registrations. I believe Quinn managed 30,000 additional signatures in the past month to reach + 80,000.
Remember what Your City Council is proposing for the Nov Ballot:
- How to spend CPS money
- How to spend on Mental Health
- Ban plastic Straws.
These are not valid referendums, they’re mis-management issues.
Banning a straw? Either you use them or not, like a plastic bag or water bottle with added taxation for sure.

DUMP RAHM - Dump Section8’Arena in the 45th Ward.

For the record, Garry “Jerry Gmac” McCarthy - just lost my vote. I was really behind his effort but I don’t see much of a campaign here.
Declared himself as a Democrat, which is ok but he denounced the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Look it up, he was just endorsed via Tweet by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) and then throws it back with a snarky remark.
Can’t have that.

Paul Vallas - mild mannered, honest and nationally recognized as a real reformer.
Perhaps not a POTUS DJT resistor or supporter but I don’t think he will be a nasty divisive foe like Rahm.
What do we have to lose?
Plenty under Rahm or any other radical Democrat. Pension values and taxation for starters.

8/07/2018 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any media ask him on what basis did he pardon howard morgan?

8/07/2018 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn is about a century to late.

8/07/2018 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richie Daley says: "Term limits?! Bwahahaaaa"

8/07/2018 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh rahm didn't you give this guy a huge contract to destroy the foundation of this city after he gave you an enormous campaign contribution and probably some in the large manila envelops:
Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72 billion buyout proposal

Excerpt: Musk also previously used his Twitter account to joke that Tesla was going bankrupt in an April Fool’s Day tweet and his stability was called into question last month after he called a British diver who helped rescue children from a Thailand cave a pedophile. That baseless tweet was quickly deleted and Musk apologized to the diver.

*Yep rahm screwing the taxpayers, hmm just like you always do! Rahm anything about the cps scandal and the "redacted" paperwork:
Chicago Tribune report finds 500 cases of sexual abuse, rape in CPS schools over 10 years

*keep building schools and avoid this serious problem mayor, but that is acceptable because your kids are protected 24/7 by armed valets right northshore liberal richie rich?

8/07/2018 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Declared himself as a Democrat, which is ok but he denounced the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Look it up, he was just endorsed via Tweet by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) and then throws it back with a snarky remark.


The Donald...when is he going to make a trip to Chicago?
I’m sure it’s not because he's afraid of raccoon eyes-but isn’t it about time he makes a stop, with everything that’s going on?

8/07/2018 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saying Father Dan, you can bullshit a lot of people but not the police, nice try in covering for your buddy. I will tell you next time i see you on the street or a station how displeased i am with Mr. Jackson and Father Fakeass.

8/07/2018 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how many orifices does Quinn wanna serve, oops, I meant offices.

8/07/2018 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can thank short shanks for taxes, he sold off parking meters, the skyway, the millenium park restaurant, and God knows what else all while cutting crime by threatening the coomanders with their jobs if they didn't cut crime. cutting crime meant he didn't need to hire Policemen and that along with early retirement led to a run on the pension, higher taxes to pay for what he wouldn't do. RAM is a victim of circumstance but guilty of not hiring Police to trim the budget.

8/07/2018 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loving the Rahm people in here ripping on Quinn because he’s trying to save the city from Rahmicide. You don’t like Quinn, fine. But you don’t have to like him to appreciate what he’s doing. And to the moron who clearly posted from city hall, the mayor has the building trades seeking volunteers to come down to the Board of Elections to try and have signatures thrown out. Rahm is shitting right now.

8/07/2018 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should be all over this. This will be the only way to true reform in city. Start with limits on mayor then expand the effort to Aldermen then any elected official.. Get behind this and vote yes it is your only hope.

8/07/2018 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twille, at least they have a term limit law unlike Chicago. Stop being so judgmental. If necessary to call names how about you try on arrogant prick for starters.

8/07/2018 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a name like Cuthbert, bet you had to learn to fight early and often. Just for grins how many terms is the LA term limit law. Thought so. Glass houses and stones.

8/07/2018 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to see only 31 comments on the most important possible law to come around in years. Come on people this would be the start of ending the stronghold the Democrats have on city. Start with Mayor then expand it to cover ALL elected officials. If you don't get behind this one your doomed to repeat the current state of affairs. Either support this or STFU about anything regarding your city government.

8/07/2018 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term limits won't have any impact in Chicago. The machine is so powerful, that it is a revolving door of corruption. So much money is being stolen, through corrupt contracts and deals, that a legitimate candidate will never stand a chance in an election. The park district, board of ed, cta, ohare, are bottomless pits that will never be given up.

8/07/2018 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since he isn't the governor anymore do we just address him as Mister Jello?

8/07/2018 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way I would vote for this, is if it included cutting the aldermen in half along with term limits.

8/07/2018 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Representing the people in government wasn't intended to be a lifetime job. Back when this country was founded, men left their homes, farms, and jobs to serve the people, then went back to their regular lives. Political office has devolved, almost to a Monarchy in some instances. We have as an example locally the Daley's, Madigan's, Lipinski's, and on a national level, Bush's and Clinton's among others who feel governing us is their right, and they can pass the office on down to the next family member. Until we somehow disabuse the elite of this notion, this passing the torch scenario will continue.

8/08/2018 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there are term limits for the United States president and Vice President, then there SHOULD be term limits for governors, mayors,and congressmen!!!!

8/08/2018 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be 1 term limit.

8/08/2018 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats have 90% of the black vote, 60% of the Hispanic vote, and at least 45 of the white vote. So how are you going to get rid of anybody in this city, or county.

8/08/2018 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Democrats have 90% of the black vote, 60% of the Hispanic vote, and at least 45 of the white vote. So how are you going to get rid of anybody in this city, or county.

8/08/2018 09:03:00 PM

Stop the illegal alien voting. Purge the voting rolls of dead voters. No early voting. Open and close polling places, especially the ghetto locations, on time. Voters show ID. Ballots printed in English only, since you have to be a citizen to vote, and to become a citizen, speaking English is required. And if the republicans had any stones they could put some real effort into breaking democratic stranglehold on city and county. That would be a great start.

8/08/2018 10:34:00 PM  

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