Wednesday, September 12, 2018

"Free" Library

  • Projects relevant to the forthcoming Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park will cost taxpayers $224 million, according to the Washington Examiner.

    This includes $174 million for roadwork in and around Jackson Park and $50 million for renovations to the Garfield Green Line station, two miles from the presidential center. Illinois taxpayers will be on the hook for $199 million of the total cost, with $25 million of the Garfield station renovations funded through a federal grant, according to the Washington Examiner.

    Unfortunately, Illinois taxpayers would have no way of knowing this money was flowing to the presidential project from looking at the state’s 1,245-page budget, which makes no mention of the Obama Presidential Center. That spending is hidden, but has been confirmed by political figures such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
But wait! There's more!!
  • Illinois’ state budget might not be the only source of taxpayer money for the center. Chicago residents may face a property tax add-on, as the General Assembly amended the state’s Museum Act in 2016 to permit such a tax to help finance the center. Alterations to the Museum Act also allowed lawmakers to grant the parkland transfer to the Obama Foundation. That transfer is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Protect Our Parks. Protect Our Parks claims the city and the Chicago Park District broke state law through their transfer of the parkland, and also argues using tax money for the center’s construction is compelled political speech and a violation of the First Amendment.

    Hidden money for the Obama Presidential Center is a consequence of the state spending plan’s opaqueness. The negotiating process in drafting of the budget took place outside of public view and state senators were given five hours to read the massive document before taking a vote. By the Illinois Policy Institute’s estimate, the spending plan exceeds realistic revenue estimates by as much as $1.5 billion.
Remember, Illinois is over $100 Billion in the hole right now. This will only get worse.

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143 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is all worth it, if it brings us the Great Obama library. We cannot do enough to repay this great man.

9/12/2018 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love paying more taxes. It’s AWESOME!!!! Thanks, Democrats. You rock!!!!

9/12/2018 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can LMAO about this as I don't live in Chitcago, but for those who are forced to, because city employees and all that, my sympathies.

9/12/2018 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

224,000,000
divided
200,000

1120

you could create 200k home in englewood and change that whole section of the city

50 foot lots

30 houses per block both side of street

37 city block transformed both sides on 50 x 125 lots all frame.

englewood is currently 3 square miles.
in 1960's 97000 people live in englewood
currently 30,ooo (really stretching it)

OR you could build a lame museum...
sounds like a special ED scam.

9/12/2018 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another useless library that will be underused. The internet has helped make libraries almost obsolete. This is foolish spending and serves no purpose. Name an existing library after him and be done with it.

9/12/2018 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parkland....like the massss shhooooooting.

Uh huh. No, not planned or anything. No way its to confuse the search engines or like give them a excuse why THIS is so HIDDEN.

9/12/2018 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told ya!

9/12/2018 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's really messed up is that the Obama foundation raised more than $200 million in 2017. Amazing how the numbers are nearly identical.
Want proof?? Think any of that money is going towards this stupid communist museum?
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/obama-foundation-raises-2326-million-2017
The Obamas are nothing but a bunch of crooks that are further sinking this already sunk ship. All of this is enough to make a man go mental.
Can we get a little Trump DOJ action? Hello? Anyone home?

9/12/2018 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole plan should be immediately abandoned.

And, the reason is simple.

We, the taxpayers, cannot afford it in the here and now.

And, we cannot afford to be on the hook for it later.

The democRATS need to hear those words for a change.

Say NO to the Obummer Monument Money Pit!

9/12/2018 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let that police hating pos pay for his garbage library himself. Oh by the way, Moody's doesn't believe anything the state says and estimates it to be more like $300 billion in the hole.

9/12/2018 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another nail in the coffin. I can hardly wait to see Rahms successor. Then it will be really final.

9/12/2018 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Obama truly cared about black and brown people of Chicago, he would walk away from this disaster of a venture and not saddle the black and brown people with incomprehensible and unnecessary debt now and far into the future.

We do not need an Obama Monument in Chicago or Illinois.

How about Hawaii?

9/12/2018 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing is ever free when it comes to Democrats. Conservatives always have to pay for it. I heard a quote years ago. "Liberals could not survive without conservatives to support them financially and protect them with Police and military. Conservatives, on the other hand, could survive quite nicely without liberals." Think about it, this is so true.

9/12/2018 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can we stop this library taxpayer bilking? Can we start a petition drive to implement a ballot referendum in Illinois?

Maybe Pat Quinn can initiate a statewide petition to stop the fleecing of this states bankrupt taxpayers?

Who ever starts a petition to stop this ripoff will get major national publicity and I will support and obtain signatures. Illinois and Chicago tax payers have had enough already!

9/12/2018 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe with the 50 million dollars they buy some bleach to clean the pee & feces off the stairways at the CTA Garfield Green Line Station or maybe pass out some rubber galoshes.

9/12/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "investigative" reporters need to ask JB and the rest of the politicians where they stand on this. JB could fund this whole debacle and still have carloads of dough left over. My god aren't these politicians despicable.

9/12/2018 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois Serfs work to pay for the glory of a select few politicians who leave the state No logic in it Rham will move to California Omama wont move back here to live But folks getting shot everyday no money to stop that or for our pensions

9/12/2018 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

It's not a library, it's a "presidential center". It's an important distinction, as most of the likely visitors can't read.

9/12/2018 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't a library where you can go and check out books. It's an archive of Obama's time in office. No library cards are given out there and you can't check out anything. Except buying stuff from the gift shop. I hear the popular item is the blindfold that says in big letters "Benghazi" with the Nike logo underneath is going to be a popular item. I would like to know if the Obama library would have a "Starbuck's" bathroom or hang out policy.

9/12/2018 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like Maria Pappas is going to run for Mayor. Always liked her. I hope she tosses her hat in the ring.

9/12/2018 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Obama's home state of Hawaii have the project. They can locate it in the crater of the volcano that's been erupting.

I don't want a dime of my tax money being spent on this project. Never voted for Obama or Rahm........ever!

9/12/2018 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voting Democratic....

9/12/2018 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOHICA!!!!

9/12/2018 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't the Obama center been put in one of the abandoned buildings the city already owns? The city gave Jamal green a old bank building and money to rehab it. Would be much cheaper. Besides who's going to go look at his shit?

9/12/2018 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-officer-honored-for-lake-michigan-rescue

In other news...Good job Steve!!

9/12/2018 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

79th and Ashland would have been a better spot for this library. Land is cheaper and could be built across the street from the up and coming community center.

9/12/2018 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats lie about money taxes and costs. Never!

9/12/2018 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Jon Dougery said...

Thanks, obama... you piece-of-shit!!!

9/12/2018 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A library today is outdated. Books are outdated. Perhaps the new term should be internet hotspot.
Remember to install lots of computers so the local folks can enjoy funnin on line.

9/12/2018 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the great OBAMA SCAM created and fed by the liberal Democrats trying to the most damaging Socialist President the U.S. has ever had. I am waiting to hear about his being appointed to serve on the board of a bank or auto industry since while he was in office he bailed out the AUTO INDUSTY and BANKING INDUSTRY while screwing the taxpayers. And the way it looks, he continues to screw the taxpayers thru this OBAMA PROJECT milking taxpayers for up to 1 Billion dollars. We already have so many financial problems such as the pensions and yet the Democratic machine is squeezing blood from a turnip again. Keep voting Democrat and see or don’t see what you are paying for.

9/12/2018 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll never see this estimate in the Chicago media
also, they need to add the cost to taxpayers of the "free" Amazon headquarters and the "free" super fast tunnel to Ohare
Nobody is dumber than Chicago voters

9/12/2018 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

finally a "safe space" for gangs, illegals, gays/trannies, junkies and drunks!
throw in dead people and the whole democrat party constituency can be housed there.

9/12/2018 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to all the alderman who voted aye to ok putting this on park property.

9/12/2018 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to vote with your feet, the Illinois exodus will continue. I feel sorry for those of you who feel forced to stay.

9/12/2018 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 more years, and the fuck out of Dodge ! Best wishes to all in uniform !

9/12/2018 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Republican the citizens who pay taxes time to change the way you vote let's stop the free programs or Detroit soon

9/12/2018 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous I said...

Maybe look at Cuba? I think a communist hall of fame would go over a little better down there.

9/12/2018 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda ot:

Has anyone noticed how the mayor of London and our soon to be not mayor seem to be blood related? At least to the degree of cousins, if not siblings? And not kissing cousins either. Like, really close cousins?

Like, a facial recognition app would get them mixed up, one with the other?

Not even considering their mutual habit of lies, distortions, panderings, deceptions and such, just those two mugshots, side by side.


Kinda spooky.

9/12/2018 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Republican the citizens who pay taxes time to change the way you vote let's stop the free programs or Detroit soon

9/12/2018 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF he's pushing forward with Hive Away $500 monthly "No Strings Attached" Are you f*cking me?! ?! I'm being taxed to death!

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-universal-basic-income-pawar-20180911-story,amp.html

9/12/2018 07:11:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Is there going to be a Trinity UCC Church Down Low Club room?

9/12/2018 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not one word about the University of Chicago's role in landing the Obummer Center, yet it's evident they have one. There's a need to make 'em squeal.

9/12/2018 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the BEST part is that it is not a Presidential Library so it is not under any Federal over site which means no accounting of or for the millions of dollars to flow thru it . This makes it a giant slush fund and laundry machine funded by the taxpayers of Illinois

9/12/2018 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile the cpd and cfd pensions will run dry soon,what happened with that casino?

9/12/2018 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're going to have a kiosk with case reports in them.

You take one when you walk in, fill in your personal information, and put it in your pocket.

The way, after you leave, your body can be identified.

9/12/2018 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's the gift that keeps on giving...obummer was the worst president and tanked our economy, and now his "legacy" will be destroying Illinois. Good idea folks, build a monument on my dime.

MAGA

9/12/2018 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By calling it a center instead of a library the courts will say that taking park land is ok. That’s how the politicians get around that public land deal. J.B just gave some law school $100 million. He could paid for the whole thing. Save taxpayers money and easily win election. But that won’t happen.

9/12/2018 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even when he's OUT he's not DOWN.
The only person that should be thankful for his presidency is Jimmy 'Peanuts' Carter.
He stole the title away from ol' peanuts as... America's worst.

9/12/2018 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's OK I had my Health Insurance cancelled by 9.5. At least now I know where that savings went to. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over. Maybe that's my high blood pressure and diabetes kicking in.

9/12/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are going to build a library for someone who wants to live in new york because his kids go to school there. Put the library in new york. What the hell did obama do for black people the entire 8 years he was in office. Are they better off now than they were 8 years ago.

9/12/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...


Why Rahm Emanuel will not run again and why he is fleeing Chicago


https://twitter.com/GrantWehrli/status/1039632437805023232

9/12/2018 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add to that the universal income Rahm is working on. Free money to again selected group of people paid by people who wake up every morning and go to work to support themselves and their families. Democratic machine that teaches people how to be helpless and likes to keep them that way.

9/12/2018 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

SCC stop lying! Cops milking the Pension Fund is the reason the State is in financial trouble! It has nothing to do with Cronyism with Contractors, and paying homage to the Second Coming of Christ, which as we all know was Obama! Stay Safe. Baby "G"

9/12/2018 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A library in this day and age. I’d like to see the list of connected contractors. If he wants to be remembered they should do something the young kids can grow up with and it sure isn’t a library. This project will eventually go to shit and that’s how he’ll be remembered. And maybe that’s the way it should be.

9/12/2018 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to visit the "ISIS? They're just the jayvee team" wing. Or the ' if you like your
current health care plan you can keep it" wing


Lars Pilsen

9/12/2018 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proof positive that Obama is a narcissist with a sense of entitlement. He wants park district property and Chicago and Illinois tax dollars to subsidize his mosque like center. Other presidents fund raise and build libraries with private money. Freeloader Barry wants you to pay for a monument to himself. I hope someone inscribes the Keats' poem "Ozymandias" on the eyesore. It would be appropriate:

'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Substitute "Obama" for "Ozymandias" and you have an apt description of his accomplishments.

9/12/2018 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What difference does it make?
It's only money.
It will be another part of the bankruptcy filing WHEN it comes.

9/12/2018 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Library and free sex for pedophiles coveered up for years and yet how many cps (Chicago predator system) have been arrested or at least terminated?

Long-buried report concluded Chicago school principal ignored warnings in horrific sexual abuse case
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-met-school-sex-abuse-lovett-20180625-story.html#nt=oft13a-1gp1

How many known "children" were abused and covered up?:
The Lovett case has fresh significance as CPS works to implement reforms in response to the Tribune’s ongoing “Betrayed” investigation, which revealed systemic failures of child protection and showed police had investigated 523 cases of sexual violence against students inside Chicago public schools since 2008.

Then no records kept just like the democratic way where lying hillary said "wiped the tapes you mean with a cloth?" Hmm they are dredging up cpd records from many years ago that they "found" as copa with its extremely tax burdensome budget, they are doing this because most coppers are finally working "smart" being reactive and stopping the nonsense of pro activity which is nothing but a problem with the bastardization of cpd by lisa'rahm'toni'timmy'kimmy and the rest of the boatload of anti-law and order morons! Think they are in charge of the moist corrupt city-state-county in the entire USA!

9/12/2018 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:33 am, are you seriously that stupid? Name an existing library for him? It’s a presidential library, dedicated to his administration. It’s not a library in the sense of a place to do research with a frumpy librarian telling you to be quiet. No Dewey decimal system either. I hope you were kidding.

9/12/2018 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Transmaster said...

I wonder if there is going to be a "Hall of Presence", and a Window of appearances where the Pharaoh Obama can grace Chicago with his God like continence at this temple to his divinity. All hail, kiss earth at his feet, this God walks among morals. That will be $30 dollars admission.

9/12/2018 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Library my ass. This is a quarter-billion dollar monument.

9/12/2018 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger The Chicago Syndicate said...

Fool me once, shame on you; fool Me twice, shame on me. (Youse guys gotta move out!)

9/12/2018 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free.... my ass!

9/12/2018 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I can LMAO about this as I don't live in Chitcago, but for those who are forced to, because city employees and all that, my sympathies.

9/12/2018 12:18:00 AM

Try actually reading the article

9/12/2018 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/12/2018 02:52:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
It looks like Maria Pappas is going to run for Mayor. Always liked her. I hope she tosses her hat in the ring.

9/12/2018 03:01:00 AM

There will be as many candidates running as we have alderthiefs.

9/12/2018 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will get worse if and when JB is elected governor. Rauner is the only stop gap left in state government to excessive and unnecessary spending. But, wait, JB has a plan to help us out. He wants to change the State constitution to allow for a progressive income tax which he claims will provide property tax relief. However, he has refused to reveal any proposed tax rates. If anyone thinks that property taxes will go down once income taxes go up, I think you are being naive. Plus the democratic plan that was discussed a few years ago was to tax pensions.

9/12/2018 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that is Rahm leaving, maybe his valentine gift to the Obamas can also be scrapped. Aren’t there still lawsuits pending? This should be a major campaign issue for all of the wannabe new Mayoral candidates!

9/12/2018 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emanuel doesn’t mind kicking this can down the road for us taxpayers. This money draining/park wrecking Collins center is equivalent to Daley’s Skyway/parking meter blunders.

9/12/2018 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

This is bullshit. The ugly-ass White Elephant 'Presidential Center' being built isn't even a Presidential Library as none of Obama's 'Presidential Papers' will be stored there -- like every other President's Library.

Nope, not for Barry, Obama's papers will be kept in the National Archives -- hell, why not, after all every other piece of paper this asshole ever generated in his miserable life is hidden from the public too. Not to mention that in order to generate 'papers' he'd have had to actually do some f--king work during his eight year occupation of the White House

Also unlike every other Presidential Building, aka a Library, this leech has to use Taxpayer money, while the others were >ALL< built with Private Funds -- money from private donations. Even Billy-Jeff Clinton's -- 'Adult Book Store, Sex Toy Shop, and Library', down in Little Rock was built from private donations.

Three years after construction this 'thing' will be subdivided and rented out to a 24 Hour Quickie Mart, a Pool Hall, a 24 Hour Liquor Store, a Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Methadone Clinic, a Planned Parenthood office, and Video Game Center for pre-teens -- this is so 'mom' can drop the kids off while she gets her daily dose of Methadone. Or while she pops in to Planned Parenthood for another abortion.

In five years you'll be able to go to any Encyclopædia, look up 'White Elephant' and there will be a picture of this architectural disaster.

And in ten years the newly elected and now a Republican, Mayor Rod Blagojevich -- who was Pardoned by Pres Trump -- will be pushing the City Council for funds to demolish the entire site and turn it into a City owned Golf Course.

9/12/2018 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol, guy left this city high and dry and they pay $250M to honor his legacy.

Cucks!

9/12/2018 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew it, you knew it; this obama's thing was going to cost us. What bothers me, it's sucking up park lands that were always protected from developments. It doesn't matter about who you or me vote for in Illinois, the dem's have the numbers to keep their bullish shit going.

9/12/2018 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just levy another property tax to finance another project they don't have the money for..? It's no surprise to me that Obama, and Rahm were able to slip this one past the taxpayers. Well have to hope the Lakefront Property commission lawsuit goes our way. Oh, that's right. remember McCormick Place? A giant atrocity on the Lakefront, at the then Mayor Daley's Sr. request.

If it is built, I wonder if the homeless will gather on their doorsteps in the winter. Will the putrifying smell of decaying Human flesh permeate the entrance hall of this Shrine to liberalism?

9/12/2018 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until politicians learn that taxpayer money is not theirs to be used for their pet projects this will never change. Use tax revenue for what it was meant for. If Obummer wants a library, pay for it strictly with donations.

9/12/2018 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the 40 million the CPS is putting into the Hyde Park Academy across the street. No wonder CPS needs 53% of our property dollars

9/12/2018 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUMOR IS: The Big Plan Is To Make This Entire Area, "A Center For Progressive Liberalism".
The South Shore Culture Center, and This Library Will Be Focal Points. Hyde Park, The University Of Chicago, Midway Palance, The Lake Front. All Will Welcome Progressive Liberalism. A Entire Community Centered On Promoting Progressive Liberalism.
Great Place To Visit Coffee Shops, and Talk To "Fellow Traveler's"
Think This Rumor Is True ?

9/12/2018 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take some of that tax payer money and do this. have a life size animatronic Obama figure. then have a moving line of other nations leaders. then every time one of the stature is in front of the Obama animatronic, have it bow down like the real Obama did.

9/12/2018 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll have his library in GITMO

9/12/2018 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absolute waste of money. All of Obama's presidential stuff could fit into two 40' shipping containers set on some concrete blocks in a vacant lot in Englewood along with two porta-potties and a gravel lot. This is all that is needed.

I am glad I don't live in Chicongo anymore and have my retirement placed in jeopardy paying for this stupid shit. If they can find the money for this, they can find the money to fund police and fire pensions from their current level below 30? JB along with Toni will insure that "Obama's Disneyland" gets built.

9/12/2018 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can we stop this library taxpayer bilking? Can we start a petition drive to implement a ballot referendum in Illinois?

Maybe Pat Quinn can initiate a statewide petition to stop the fleecing of this states bankrupt taxpayers?

Who ever starts a petition to stop this ripoff will get major national publicity and I will support and obtain signatures. Illinois and Chicago tax payers have had enough already!

9/12/2018 01:30:00 AM


Apparently Quinn has fallen out of favor. His last petition to force term limits for Chicago mayor was thrown out. In addition, like the last time term limits was suggested for referendum, it was blocked (by Madigan). Seems you can only have three referendums per ballot, and Madigan made sure that three other nonsense referendums appeared. And even though it only applied to Chicago, Quinn's petition would set a precedent for elected office statewide. These bastards won't allow that. They want an unlimited license to steal, and they're so deeply entrenched, I don't think there's any way sto stop them, until ALL the money is gone.

How much more "free" stuff can Illinois afford?


rb

9/12/2018 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the cost of having the police there to maintain a safe passage route so that the naive tourists don't get robbed, carjacked, raped, shot, killed, you know the usual menu of savagery perpetrated by the locals.

9/12/2018 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste of money for a waste of a former president. Library will be as useless as he was.

9/12/2018 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

OT....A female officer committed suicide in the parking lot. Calumet City district.
Same lot three other officers did the same...
RIP...Prayers for family and fellow officers.

9/12/2018 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like some folks dont get it. Emanuel knows this city will be going bankrupt before 4 years are up. He doesnt want to be here when it happens. Recall when the tribune reported that he had detroits BK attorneys here so he could pick their brains. Emanuel is setting up bondholders in front of pensioners by selling them pension debt and more. Once his friends are lined up as creditors before pensioners, he will start the final countdown of emptying all the coffers to his friends. Then he leaves. Then the next mayor files for BK. Then federal law puts bondholders before pensioners and viola! All the last cash is drained, and BK reconstruction makes bondholders whole and pensioners are left last in line. This is the lesson learned from detroit.

9/12/2018 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) more dishonest fake media churning up the people/folks with lies and misperception no wonder the Suntimes is rapidly racing toward extinction:

Focus on Chicago’s problems and not the clown car of candidates
https://www.google.com/amp/s/chicago.suntimes.com/news/mayors-race-focus-chicagos-problems-and-not-clown-candidates/amp/

Excerpt:
And cops, besides killing innocent people all too often, cost the city $500 million we don’t have over the past 15 years in settlements and judgments.

Ok wife beater (did Someone say that?) you beat her good how many more times were you drunk again:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-10-02/news/0510020260_1_chicago-sun-times-domestic-battery-jail

*oh Neil you live comfortable in your lily white suburban home, all tucked away just slapping the wife around, maybe that chip on your shoulder needs to be removed are you mad at police for arresting your pathetic ass? How about you know be fairly decent talk about domestic wife beating your wife something your good at!

9/12/2018 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste...……….what a stroke...….

9/12/2018 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is going to be housed there that they think people will visit in droves to see?

9/12/2018 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has The Lyin’Kenwaiian carpetbagger made more than one or two day trips back to Chicago since he left the WH?
There’s no justification to even erect a $200 plywood newspaper stand in his honor.
What has d’obama done for Chicago and/or his own family back in Kenya?
Only thing I can think of is he got ol girl’s mother a job with a gubmint pension.

Think he’s that gracious to say “thanks, but no thanks” for the expensive monument?
You know, like “that money could be used for schools and education” but he’ll rely on Chants the Wrapper, who will likely have a dedicated wing there just for donation solicitations complete with a fully staffed call center.

You Want Harold Washington had to die in office before he was honored with a library (also a Prickzter Family patron, boy they sure have their fingers in a lot of big money efforts).
Same with Sis and Maggie Daley, amongst many other notables whom actually lived and spent considerable time contributing to real humanitarian endeavors, not solely on phony social justice.
They could of used an existing building like the old main post office or the idle MacCorMack center, heck relocate OEMC and use that useless granite tomb.
It proves one thing, there so much money to hide and spread around with new construction.

Madigans Illinois - Can’t find money to pay the retired city/state workers healthcare and pensions.
Their plan; Don’t fund and run out the remaining pension funds and there won’t be any pension problem.
Fear this - JB JagBag Prickzter & Family will double our debt for the pompous freeloading goof.
Making this a problem for future taxpayers is easy and will go unchallenged.

I don’t think there’s any way out of this debacle.
Rahm had already started clearing the land not as fast as Shortshanks cleared Meigs, but he wasn’t waiting on any lawsuits.


I hate these people.

9/12/2018 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I can LMAO about this as I don't live in Chitcago, but for those who are forced to, because city employees and all that, my sympathies."

Sure about that? Sounds like all IL taxpayers will be on the hook, with some in Chicago getting dinged twice.

Unless you live outside IL. Then good for you and go ahead and LYAO.

9/12/2018 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owe-bama Youths don't give a damn about a library!











We Are All Replaceable

9/12/2018 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. What’s going on in the 5th District. Another P.O. suicide.

9/12/2018 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think the Chicago based elitist snobs at FRIENDS OF THE PARK would be all over this loss of parkland forever.

But their silence over things like LOLLAPALOOZA, the annual festival where the city literally fences of Grant park INCLUDING BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN for a month proves that anything west of lake shore drive doesn't concern them.

9/12/2018 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Public money means public use, correct? The FOP and NRA should demand access for rallies and meetings, then sue their asses off when they're denied that access, which they most certainly will.

Hit back twice as hard

9/12/2018 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/09/12/support-mayor-khan-crashes-summer-violence/



Maybe prinkwinkie can be London's mayor.

9/12/2018 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's referred to as a "center" and not a presidential library is because it's namesake has withheld information about himself that no other president in history has. We've never seen his birth certificate or college transcripts for instance. What about his college transcripts needs to be withheld from the public for Christ sake?

And because it doesn't qualify as a "presidential library" in the legal sense, and is now being referred to as the "Obama presidential center", whatever the f-ck that''s supposed to mean, it doesn't qualify for any federal funding, which is why Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for the entire cost.

And the ultimate insult is as far as job performance goes he was a mediocre president at best, a divisive figure who set race relations in America back decades

Taxpayers lose in every aspect on this.

Take your pension and leave Illinois as soon as you can with as much as you can. It's the only way to beat the b@stards.

9/12/2018 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF! Progressive assholes period!

9/12/2018 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do us a favor build it some place else !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/12/2018 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why illinois is the worst fiscally run state in the USA. Politicians are the problem.

9/12/2018 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 will find a way to blame Trump.

9/12/2018 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 More Years and I’m Gone. See ya

9/12/2018 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was floored and saddened to hear another Officer took their life. When a Police Department has as many Officer Suicides as we do Officer Involved Shootings it a a symptom of a seriously sick system. Prayers for the Family and Coworkers, and where is the help for a department overworked and suffering from PTSD and 24/7 police hating media. We have bottomed out.

9/12/2018 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian here.

Friends of the Park or a similar group needs to file a suit in U.S. District Court. We, as taxpayers, need to say "enough is enough." BGA, and other civic groups, also need to get on board. We can't afford the land grab or to fund this with taxpayer dollars. Need to get a friendly ear at the editorial boards of the newspapers and other media. John Kass, how about looking into this?

9/12/2018 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? Most of the people in that hood don’t know how to read.

9/12/2018 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all be careful now!

You know the knee-walking, anal whore Chicago media
is bound to clap back against the negative commentary
by those "Racist Cops on THAT blog."

You know...

Since commentary was "temporarily disabled" everywhere else
to help Rahm and his agit=prop propeller heads stay ahead of
any negative blow back.

Thank GOODNESS the pending consent decree is chock full
of social media "Thou shalt not(s)" aimed DIRECTLY at
Policemen and their right to free speech.

No?

Well... Rahm swapped ends, screamed and ran away like a little bitch
since "Narrative" slipped it's leash and bit him dead in his
narrow, North Shore shitty ass.

Thusly... we anticipate the immediate and unconditional return of the
"Democratic" ideal of noisily and mostly freely exchanging ideals and
ideas in the public square of the 21st century.

No?

>Dented empty pop can rolling along in the breeze<

Look.

Point & Laugh.

Leave.

9/12/2018 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn’t say shit about his own people killing his own people but nowhe wants the citizens and victims of some of the crimes pay for his library. How about funding our pension. Wouldn’t that be a novel gesture. Speaking about Nobel did this clown actually win a Nobel ptize? Can’t remember.

9/12/2018 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It need's a Sponsor,The Obama Rezko Title loan library.

9/12/2018 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a waste of taxpayers' money.

No public money should be spent honoring/promoting the horrible legacy of the grifter Obama.
He was a miserable president, and is a miserable human being.

9/12/2018 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say , name a grant park port o potty after him.

9/12/2018 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Pappas running to fuck Vallas?

9/12/2018 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Seems like some folks dont get it. Emanuel knows this city will be going bankrupt before 4 years are up. He doesnt want to be here when it happens. Recall when the tribune reported that he had detroits BK attorneys here so he could pick their brains. Emanuel is setting up bondholders in front of pensioners by selling them pension debt and more. Once his friends are lined up as creditors before pensioners, he will start the final countdown of emptying all the coffers to his friends. Then he leaves. Then the next mayor files for BK. Then federal law puts bondholders before pensioners and viola! All the last cash is drained, and BK reconstruction makes bondholders whole and pensioners are left last in line. This is the lesson learned from detroit.

Hope this scenario doesn’t happen, but the story is not entirety factual. Police and fire kept there pensions. Only thing that was affected was their annual COLA was reduced from 2.25% to 1.25%. Other retirees had to pay for their insurance until they were eligible for Medicare and city didn’t provide supplemental Medicare insurance. That’s already been done to us so they can’t takeaway what we don’t have

9/12/2018 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

“Pooch” Cupich is huddling with his Sons of Perdition at the GloryHole in Mundelein tonight.

Max effort to defend his pederists underway.

9/12/2018 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't help pay for an outhouse for the mutt

9/12/2018 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn’t Obama just pay for this thing? Oh...

9/12/2018 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just rename harold washing library Barack Obama library.

Case closed

Taxpayers cant afford another useless bbuilding

9/12/2018 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder why rahm wanted to broker 10 billion dollars

9/12/2018 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby "G": my 4 yr old iPhone runs real slow and is buggy.
It was fast when it was new, but now it acts like it was made in China.
Mr. Southside: Dude, it WAS made in China. Get yerself a new "XR".
Does all the shit the top of the line does and even has bokeh effect on
the camera so you can make me look like Mr. Hollywood.

9/12/2018 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

end over Chicago here comes another of many Obama enemas. Nothing free where that POS is concerned.

9/12/2018 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not politicians that are the problem it is Democratic politicians that are the problem I live in Indiana and we don't have all the fiscal issues your democrats have foisted on you. Oh but we have a Republican governor you'll say, yes but state is actually rum by the Madigan cabal.

9/12/2018 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friends Of The Park are friends until paid off, then not so much. The Chicago Way prevails, it is always about the money. How do you think the term Chicago Values came about, it is not about morals but about monetary values.

9/12/2018 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Barry Sotero had common decency, Barry would put a stop to the library.

9/12/2018 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the same day one of our co workers kills themselves the department releases the order that time due would not be granted starting on the 24th and no end date.

This department does not give a damn about us. Those of you still running and gunning stop it.

9/12/2018 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I was floored and saddened to hear another Officer took their life. When a Police Department has as many Officer Suicides as we do Officer Involved Shootings it a a symptom of a seriously sick system. Prayers for the Family and Coworkers, and where is the help for a department overworked and suffering from PTSD and 24/7 police hating media. We have bottomed out.

Was watching a TV news report on the incident and then they showed a statistic. Nationwide police and fire commit suicide at a higher rate than citizens. Police it was 17 per 100,000, fire 18 per 100,000. If the causes are stress, overworked, worried about being sued, working with body camera and not being liked by the public, how can firemen have a higher rate of suicide? I’m serious it’s going to be hard to put a cause on it

9/12/2018 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all of this weeping and whining over decades of graft level taxation, what is the ONLY thing that makes this all possible?

Enforcement of the Law.

Ya don't pay your property taxes, you get your ass evicted from the property. By whom? Law Enforcement.

You object to the amount of your taxes and only pay what you have calculated as fair? You get evicted from the property. By whom, again? Law Enforcement.

You don't appeal your reassessed value within that feckless, fraudulent, 30 day window and pay, totally, only what you paid the previous year? What happens? You get evicted from the property. By whom? Law Enforcement.

Yes, that is the ONLY thing that makes their thieveries possible.

The ONLY thing.

Laws made by thieves and ONLY effecting citizens because said laws are enforced by...... Law Enforcement Employees.

No other possible way for these thieves to steal via abuse of the laws then that.

None. Zip. Zero. Bupkiss. Nada.

The grift and graft fucks use the law to steal. THEY have zero potency to compel, only those employed to enforce the law do.

THAT is the rub.

9/12/2018 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama, the gift that keeps on taking.
Besides the Clintons I can think of no one who has lived off the taxpayers for so long.
But, maybe Durbin.
If only there was something they all had in common.....

9/12/2018 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Prayers for the officer and family in the 5 district today.
We have money to build a bullshit temple to a failed President but not enough to help those who serve and protect us.

9/12/2018 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another gift from the DEMORATS

9/12/2018 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, wasn't that A-hole Obummer born in Hawaii?? Build it there.

9/12/2018 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous CppThis said...

So it's pretty, it's empty, it's expensive, and it exists because its operatives run around in the shadows making dirty deals. Sounds like the perfect monument for remembering the Obama era.

9/12/2018 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: On the same day one of our co workers kills themselves the department releases the order that time due would not be granted starting on the 24th and no end date.


Restricted is not no time due but I get what you meant, extra hoops now

9/12/2018 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Barry Sotero had common decency, Barry would put a stop to the library.

9/12/2018 07:25:00 PM

Barry has no decency, common or otherwise.

Meeshell is coming to Chicago on November 13th. Will she announce her intentions?

9/13/2018 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Baby "G": my 4 yr old iPhone runs real slow and is buggy.
It was fast when it was new, but now it acts like it was made in China.
Mr. Southside: Dude, it WAS made in China. Get yerself a new "XR".
Does all the shit the top of the line does and even has bokeh effect on
the camera so you can make me look like Mr. Hollywood.

9/12/2018 06:34:00 PM

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9/13/2018 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start looking to get a good rate on a second mortgage so you can pay your taxes. The people are hungry for your money, they demand more gibs me dat programs.

9/13/2018 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they "sticking it our ear" or sticking it in our arse?

9/13/2018 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It is all worth it, if it brings us the Great Obama library. We cannot do enough to repay this great man.

9/12/2018 12:11:00 AM

This is sarcasm right?

9/13/2018 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are local taxpayers on the hook for a Presidential Library? This library should be 100% financed with private funds...not taxpayer funds. The City can “donate” the property but construction should be privately funded. It’s total BS that the State, County, and City have record debt, tens of billions in unfunded pension liabilities, billions in Past Due accounts payable, and yet somehow local politicians keep piling on more and more debt. Unfortunately, our politicians here are financial illiterates.

9/13/2018 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nothing but a monument of arrogance for one of the worst presidents. If I was president I wouldn't want this because its a waste of money and really who goes to a library anymore. . Once again somehow the taxpayers are flipping the bill.

9/13/2018 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You didn't mention the $40 million for Hyde Park High School.

9/13/2018 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if any of those voting on these issues have any vested interest in revitalizing the Jackson Park area. Remember that Jackson Park was “rumored” to be a vital part of the Olympic venue, and many politically connected were buying up all the land back in 2009. The land is virtually worthless as of today, but if they can make the area a draw, and fix the infrastructure... they may have the money maker that was originally envisioned.

9/13/2018 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The homeless people are chomping at the bit to line up, and sleep in the lobby. No less in a shrine to their favorite president...No one would dare to kick them out and down the street...Right?

Do you think the staff will call the Po-leece to handle the disturbances, or will they hire their own to be security? Or does Rahm detail a permanent 24 hour Po-Leece detail like the one at the Cardinal's house?

9/13/2018 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You for your money. Suckers.

Signed Your Chicago Park District

9/13/2018 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The solution is so obvious.
Golf Tango Foxtrot Oscar
Out of the city.
Out of the county.
Out of the state.
Sooner rather than later.

9/13/2018 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAWAII called about the white elephant Barry Sotero monument.

They congratulated us [Chicago] for "snagging" it and said they will fight harder for his next monument! They were "LOL"ing as they hung up the phone.

9/14/2018 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is NOT a PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY it is a monument. Big difference between to two. One has some limited worth the other is an empty ego trip. Sorry but your getting the ego trip. Enjoy! LOL.

9/14/2018 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/14/2018 06:47:00 PM said:

This is NOT a PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY (correct)

it is a monument. (incorrect)

Big difference between to two. (correct enough, but irrelevant)

One has some limited worth (incorrect applied to this obamanation indoctrination propaganda infestation)

the other is an empty ego trip. (also both correct and incorrect, as to obama, correct, as to true worthy of monument, incorrect)

Sorry but your getting the ego trip. (both true and false, depending upon the whom you refer to as "your".)

Enjoy! LOL. (swell. mock others without distnction. Ya Putz!!!)


PS: A Graft Scheme is always masked by anything and everything that works to conceal the Graftings. This is also known as democrat business as usual.

9/15/2018 07:44:00 AM  

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