Friday, September 06, 2019

New Site

  • Commentary on Chicago politics, law and order, and media.
You may recognize the author via a couple of links we're thrown up on the main page and appearing a number of comments. He's back-filling with previously published articles and is certainly worth a moment of your time.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice articles. May I suggest a section devoted to Chicago Political Zombies, like oh say; Forrest Claypool, Eddie V., Et Al....(And I only know Et Al from being on a few ridiculous civil lawsuits) Just to remind us that they never really go away, no matter how shitty a job they did.

9/06/2019 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democracy dies in the dark.

9/06/2019 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vivid photography, iconic writing.
The 'Architectural Digest' of Chicago politics, law and order, crime.

9/06/2019 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worthwhile articles, Chicago needs this.

The web site would be easier to read if the postings had their own sections, instead of one long scroll to find older content.

9/06/2019 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap. Someone knows how to write! It’s actually fun to read again. This guy will never work for the Trib.

9/06/2019 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy tells it like it is and is an amazing writer.

9/06/2019 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been working with this writer helping him on police procedure since his first article 3 years ago. I've read everything hes written and my favorites are the ones on that asshole John Arena and Roberto Maldonado. I can't really say much about what I know from working with him here but if he is getting the other writers he says are interested in working with this blog it could be a winner. I know they want to focus on policing and exposing journalists but they are going to be hitting Lightfoot and other issues

If anyone really wants to see this guy kick the shit out of Arena look at the essay calling Arena the Worst alderman and the articles about the crap Arena tried to pull in 45. SOme if it is hilarious.

I have 2 years left on the job and may stick around because of this writer. Hope this site takes off.

9/06/2019 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Anonymous Anonymous said...
To the ignorant Lausch lover.....Lori and Lausch and fardon and Joe Ferguson and dan Webb are all part of the phony us attorney clique that are all obama pos followers as well as machine democrats. Why has Rahm, the Daley’s, Vanecko , the mob, madigan and others all slid? Zalewski and Quinn and the Cullerton cousin are all small potatoes. And you are an ignorant, dumb ass south side or canaryville inbred illiterate. I have more political knowledge and experience in my little finger than you will ever have. Learn and read Chicago history you dumb fuck if you actually know how to read.”

Ignorance is everything you’ve spewed right here. Were you drunk or, you just don’t know how to construct a sentence? You were a hell of a pitcher back at Reeters SB but all that unemployed time in Dad’s basement has run your imagination wild. Maybe it’s all the comic books? Glad you’re finally employed now. That took what, only 20 years of your adult life to happen??

Dum da dum dum DUMB

9/06/2019 08:37:00 AM  
Blogger said...

Excellent site!

9/06/2019 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a great writer. Highly recommend reading him.

9/06/2019 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So an Alderman's mother relocated here two years ago but already has public housing? I thought there were long, long waits? Gee, I wonder how that happened?

9/06/2019 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff. However IMO it would be more readable if he'd use shorter sentences instead of stretching a single sentence over an entire paragraph. Breaking it up a little would make it more punchy.

9/06/2019 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J Twillie said...

Another sane voice exposing the fuckery that goes on in Chicago as SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) is always a good thing.

My only comment on his articles is that the paragraphs are a bit on the long side. They may be grammatically correct as to paragraph subject matter - and where one begins & ends -- but they're a tad tough on the average reader over the Internet.

So I'd suggest he follow John Kass's method of writing articles: Assume your reader has the attention span of a gnat so keep paragraphs as short as possible.

Even if it's only one sentence. ;-)

[ps: a comment section would be nice, but hey, ya can't have everything.]

{pps: Go Bears! And I mean 'Go'... after last night just f--kin' go!}

9/06/2019 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger Christo said...

Thank you SCC. Interesting, new, site.

Look forward to how they address issues as they come along. The first posted articles are very telling and if I was Chicago citizen , or a Chicago police officer, I would find infuriating.Surely read some of those articles in the past , but to go back and see the "rot" again going back to 2016. the whole listing is good, the articles are great. Hopefully , Mr. Sokne will continue.

9/06/2019 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should be proud of this person and this blog.
It is first rate and shows what Chicago was in the past and
what it could be in the future.
I tried to find background on Florian but the production and
content looks like it came from a Harvard graduate. I also
tried to find how to subscribe, but only found and endless
stream of articles. I wonder how this man makes a living.
He could easily be employed by The Wall Street Journal or
Can you please provide more information?

9/06/2019 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the few writers who stands up for Very good writer Nice to have someone in our corner

9/06/2019 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Chicago has been crying out for investigative reporting
content that is meaty, truth-based, factual, satisfying
and leaves the reader wanting more.

We hearkened back to those long ago Sunday brunches
after church when Grand-Dad, the old man and our little
self would be at the kitchen table with the Chicago
Daily News spread all over.


Chicago Contrarian indeed...

Mr. Sohnke is most assuredly going to be frozen-out
by local media editorial boards and City Hall because
of his penchant for slant-free presentation of facts
and truth-telling.

Why... they might even accuse him of "supporting
those Cops, their too-powerful union and that nasty,
RACIST Cop Blog that needs to be shut down and the
Officers who run it and post on it need to be outed
and fired for being RACIST."

(Whither thus due process?)

Or does onerous conditions of continuing employment supplant
the Bill of Rights in regard to Policemen having a safe and
sheltered public forum to honestly convey and express opinions?

Funny... They aren't saying anything about shutting down
the Dude Inc. social media sites with all the threats to
do great bodily harm to Policemen, their families and friends.

Give them HELL Mr. Sohnke and good luck.

As for The Police?

Police Like You Have No Friends.

Point & Laugh.

9/06/2019 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To AOC (she's a scanner surfing blogs trying to learn
streetfighting techniques)
You never really represented anybody but yourself,
Little Ms. Socialist in disguise. You're not dirt poor,
you're rather wealthy, with well-to-do parents. You
successfully fool your intended target (low I.Q. voters)
with your vocabulary, when in fact, a more scientific
review reveals you know nothing.
AOC you are certainly ripe for review.

9/06/2019 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so I'm an 'accredited Invesor', meaning I have a
certain net worth to take risks that would virtually ensure
that I lose $150K? And Rahm will see me now? Oh, thank you!
I'be always wanted to meet that man. You know, he's always
photographed from the waist up, but I hear he's really taller in
person. Yes, I did bring the documents to verify my net worth.
Oh, spring water will be fine, ma'am, thank you.

9/06/2019 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes medicine and poison are the very same thing.
The only difference is the dose.

9/06/2019 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once knew a Forrest. He preferred to be called 'Tim.'
He's dead now. He was an honest-to-God jag off.

9/06/2019 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we really need is a Morton's Steakhouse article
on the world of High Stakes Pussy Politics in Chicago.
Get into the meat of the matter and don't pull any punches.
(You brought it up, so I want to give your man some
editorial preferences)

9/06/2019 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jose Blow says....
I'll take Museums, historical sites, and similar
for Five Hundred Dollars

9/06/2019 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just don't throw out the dogs with the dishwater

9/06/2019 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Just don't throw out the dogs with the dishwater

9/06/2019 07:55:00 PM

Piss in the sink?
Do dishes in the toilet?

9/06/2019 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love when I get to read above a 5th grade level.

9/07/2019 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a 2 hour interview with Florian:

9/07/2019 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

‪Great video from John Lott!‬

9/07/2019 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the socialization democrat presidential candidates know , Chicago does not accurately report the violence in black neighborhoods.
Millions of dollars investments in shot spotter detection systems , manned 24/7 by 2-3 police officers . Yet very few case reports are generated on these crimes . Also millions of dollars in body cameras , release footage to public . Show the world how police officers are disrespected by citizens of Chicago, call they get assigned to , conditions children live in. DCFS doesn’t care , they live worse than illegals.
Show the open air drug sales in the black neighborhoods, operate 24/7 , loosies , shots of booze , cans of beer for sale .

9/08/2019 12:20:00 PM  

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