Friday, April 14, 2017

Wrong Headline

  • The Better Government Association has sued the administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, seeking records related to lead testing of drinking water at the Chicago Public Schools and city efforts in 2016 to manage media coverage of it.

    The watchdog group filed the lawsuit in Cook County circuit court after the city redacted or withheld several records following a June 2016 open records request submitted as lead tests were underway in city schools. Those tests ultimately would find high drinking water lead levels at more than 100 facilities

    Emanuel’s health department assisted in the school lead testing program, and the BGA’s records request filed under the Freedom of Information Act sought emails swapped between Health Commissioner Julie Morita, the mayor and top mayoral staffers.
Why doesn't this headline read "Rahm hates Children, Poisons Them with Toxic Metals"?

You know it would be exactly that if it were the Police Department denying Andy Shaw's people information.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about all of the Cancer/Respiratory
Ailment hot-spot Police facilities?


4/14/2017 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media needs to start treating Rahm the way they treated Blago.

4/14/2017 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lead in the water doesn't differentiate between gov buildings, parks, residences, stores, or companies. It all flows from the same source and thru the same pipes under our streets. That's the dirty little secret that Rahm and the City doesn't want to reveal. And those pipes are OLD.

Change the pipes in your house to copper, but that doesn't remove the lead in the system at its source or its conduit, it only makes for good water pressure.

Add a water purifier, a good one, to your home's system and then you are talking about removing the lead. But what of the schools, restaurants, parks, or companies? Will they be adding water purifiers that remove lead and other contaminates? Highly unlikely.

4/14/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lead water pipes are the norm that is why we vote democrat.

4/14/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they want lead levels, than why don't they take a few random water samples from various schools and have them tested. Cheap, easy and quick way to get the information they want.

4/14/2017 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprised anyone in the media would even request information that might make a liberal democrat look bad. On the other hand, I reckon there was no mention of publishing such information. Might just be fishing for information about a crumbling infrastructure so that the next mayoral election could go to a republican that could then inherit said problems. Then that mayor could be blamed for high crime, a crumbling infrastructure, etc. etc.
Kind of like Detroit electing a white mayor just before going down the shitter.


4/14/2017 07:15:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I like lead in my pencil.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

4/14/2017 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city's method of testing water in their buildings is this: Tester shows up, turns the sink water on, lets it run for 5-8 minutes and then takes a sample for testing.

4/14/2017 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You notice the the City keeps hiding all sort of info that is not top secret and RAHM just uses the Cities lawyer (with our taxes) to keep on fighting releasing info.

Not a peep from Burke?
PAWAR wanna be governor?

4/14/2017 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Mayor finally something for you to do get behind us why are you allowing this probably the same reason you allow and pander to the Fallon's that are causing so much heart ache and bloodshed and this once great city of Chicago mayor the best thing you can do right now would be to resign Take many of the other elected with you also anyone that does not support law-enforcement is not 100% behind her police department should be resigning immediately this clearly means you do not support line order that you are not for protection of your people as clearly seen here with the lead in the water

4/14/2017 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's no secret.
This is all the fault of Police.
There are police at every CPS school and they don't stand guard at every water fountain making sure no child drinks the tainted water.
(which brings to mind CPS security/CPD getting involved with school fiascos that result in students getting dragged out of classroom riots like that nut on the United flight)

I wonder, is City and CPS jockeying around looking for private third-party contractors to retrofit the interior and exterior plumbing now that greedy Byrd Bennett's sticky fingers are gone?
Or can it be "too-less expensive" to provide bottled or dispenser water, as they probably do already through a third-party supplier like that connected insider supplying the free milk with a huge price tag.

Rahm has nothing to hide he hasn't already deleted.
Democrats keep finding ways to spend money they claim to have saved on failed programs.

4/14/2017 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the thing on all of this. In the wake of the Flint crisis - Rahm, in one of his hair-brained schemes to drum up the majority-minority vote of the school children's parents - thought he could go and test all of the sources of water used for cooking and drinking. What his Winnetka-raised ass didn't realize is that Chicago is a very old city. As a very old city, Chicago has many old buildings. Some of these buildings are schools. A lot of these schools have the very same plumbing that they had on the day they opened back in the early-1900s. So, as we've already established, a carpetbagging Mayor who was raised in and attended fine public schools in the lily-white suburbs of one of the richest school districts in the country needed votes, specifically minority ones. So he enlists the help of one of his preferred contractors, who sub-contract to a company that actually does this kind of work, who in turn hire college-aged kids home on Summer break (in no way am I making this up). What happens is - and I mention this again only because of its importance and because it demonstrates the absolute stupidity of the man - all of these fountains and other sources of water (in the kitchens) comes back hot for lead. So what the little carpetbagger starts to realize is, after promising minority parents that he will remove their children from harms way, that it costs a heckuvalotta money to re-plumb a house, much less a school. So from now on, he has the school engineers come in and by the time the students are in by Monday's bell, he has the engineers, of whom he has infuriated many by privatizing them, run the fountains for a minute each.

On the flip side of that and on the note of privatization, he has awarded contracts to multi-national conglomerates (one of whom has Magic Johnson as a minority owner, who also donated $250,000 to the Mayor's re-election bid), who are publicly-traded and are more concerned with the bottom line than making the facilities better, or least livable, to manage facilities. The problem is that the two companies have engineers with compensation packages similar to the cost of those who are still (but not for long) Municipal employees, which may very well be cost neutral. But now, dear reader, I ask you to answer me this question: where is the profit for the companies? Well, of course, it's in the cost of the contract, which also includes layers and layers of management that is nowhere to be seen, or heard from. In the meantime, those facility people, and other employees who are being absorbed into those publicly-traded, multi-national conglomerates are now private employees. So, unlike you dear police and fire people, are not obligated to live in the city. (CONT'D BELOW)

4/14/2017 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'd suggest we do the math, but frankly, I'm just too tired to do so. But roughly, I can say with absolute certainty that over 500 school engineers, along with their managers (who are nowhere to be seen, or heard from) are now going to be living and paying taxes on everyday things that keeps this city running because of "our Lord's" fiscal and moral malfeasance.

Someone said that they would be afraid of a Roderick Sawyer over Rahm in future. I, on the other hand, think that we cannot do any worse, or sink any further than Rahm. Take that same equation above and apply it to all of the other departments he's privatizing, and all of the work they are farming out to companies from out of state, or even the local ones that have a majority of their employees coming from NW Indiana, or in some cases Wisconsin. And if you ever wonder why traffic has gotten so bad, it's because we now have private companies doing the work of city workers. Say what you will about City Workers, at least they kept houses, bought goods and paid taxes in the city. Instead, we have little transplants like Rebekah Schoenfeld calling the shots when she never got on public transportation until she moved here from some suburb - probably the same one as Rahm - a New Trier grad no doubt.

2019: Anyone but Rahm!

2017: Jeff Sessions, please take this buffoon out.

4/14/2017 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I like lead in my pencil." (4/14/2017 07:36:00 AM)

I would too. My retractable golf pencil is no longer functioning like it did when it was new.
Like maybe too much Zeppelin in the 70's got the lead out man.

4/14/2017 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lead in the water testing started when CPS started to privatize their janitors. Coincidence? Nope. Wait until all the engineers lose their jobs this summer, then, you'll hear about how 50% of CPS schools aren't accessible for everyone, lead paint, boilers with 1940 inspection tags, air quality ion schools, etc.

Also, it's too bad one of the lazy reporters (Mihalopoulos are you reading this??) doesn't start to cross reference CPS vendor and construction contracts with political contributions to each school's alderman and Rahm. here's a few to check: - O'Connor with Amundsen and Mather
- Villegas to Chicago Academy, Prosser, and Steinmetz
- Ricardo Munoz to any of the schools in his area, including anywhere his brother Carlos works a retired administrator.

4/14/2017 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the comparative test results analyzing water-borne lead vs. air-borne?

After all, "it's for the children."

4/15/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bga chief Shaw's son in law is Chris the commie Hayes of MSNBC. This is all drama for Rahm to get the south and west side criminals vote because he's protecting the tons of offspring from the baby mommas.

4/15/2017 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm wants to redo all the pipes with trump infrastructure cash so Rahm can shakedown contractors, developers and unions for more donations to his campaign fund.

4/15/2017 02:34:00 PM  

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