Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rahm Spins (Again)

Chicago is shrinking, so Rahm ignores US Census data and runs with.....a U-Haul report?
  • How sensitive was Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week to the news that his city is shrinking? Enough to turn to an unscientific study from U-Haul as a rebuttal to the U.S. Census Bureau report that found Chicago was the only major city in the country to lose population in 2016. The city also lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before.

    To deflect attention, Emanuel released a statement lauding the U-Haul report that determined Chicago ranked No. 2 in the nation for one-way drop-offs of the company's trucks and trailers.
Even the Tribune notes that this is a silly yardstick for Rahm to use:
  • Let’s unpack that U-Haul "study."

    The do-it-yourself moving company ranked its destination cities based on “the total number of one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year.” Chicago, the company said, ranked second, but it did not release how many rentals that ranking was based on. U-Haul did note that the number of rental drop-offs in Chicago had dropped nearly 6 percent compared with the year before.

    But the U-Haul study did not analyze the number of one-way rental departures out of the city -- or how many people or families left town with a truck. U-Haul even included this disclaimer in its news release: “Destination cities do not account for departing traffic and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities.”
Here's our take:
  • Those "one way" drop offs? Those are empty trucks coming back to town, because U-Haul is renting so many "Anywhere but Chicago" packages that they ran out of trucks, trailers, and vans to accommodate the outflow.
  • Though Chicago’s overall population fell for the third consecutive year in 2016, U.S. Census Bureau data shows new white residents are flocking to neighborhoods adjacent to downtown while black residents are fleeing some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods in droves.

    “The decline in black population really accounts for a lot of the loss,” said Rob Paral, head of a Chicago-based demographic research and consulting firm. “The difference is that the white population is either growing or staying the same.”

    Englewood, West Englewood and Austin were home to a combined 188,992 black residents in 2000. In 2015, those same three neighborhoods had 135,831 black residents — a 28 percent decrease — according to Census data.
Chicago is getting....whiter? Or perhaps a whitish-brownish shade? Rahm is accomplishing the rarest of spectacles in politics - destroying a democratic run city by driving out the core constituency of the democratic party. Even Daley I and Daley II didn't do that, mainly by buying off the black aldercreatures to keep peace. Rahm is truly an amazing politician.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw golly gee wiz, the drug dealers are hauling their goods into the City with these one way rentals.

5/31/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, what fun the suburbs and collar county communities are having with our fleeing people. You cannot blame them if they hate us even more than before the fleeing started. It used to be they would catch one of ours doing bad things while visiting or passing through, but now the previous Chicago residents have relocated permanently. Buh-bye and y'all don't come back now, ya hear!?

5/31/2017 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No, no. No one is leaving Chicago. The decrease is simply a reflection of total dead." -Rahm Emanuel

5/31/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why Rahm desperately wants the
"Ciudad Santuario" of illegal (HERE IN THIS
COUNTRY UNLAWFULLY) immigrants to build a
new catered-to constituency to replace
the people who have fled Chicago.

Also, to prevent those who are left from
using the ballot box to take their city back.

Using a catered-to constituency as a political
weapon and firewall against upright, law-abiding
taxpayers ever being able to take their city back
is a vile and evil political gambit.

We're loving how Rahm's insulation is
burning off during re-entry...

5/31/2017 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give this city another ten years and they won't know what happened.

I'm going no matter what. Just keep taxing, regulating, fees, high crime, and everyone will keep voting with their feet.

What ever happened to keep it simple stupid.

5/31/2017 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are more people on public assistance than there are people to pay for them. It's the jobs!! I'm tired of paying for all this BS! I'm tried of being pissed on and told it's raining. I'm tired of fighting at the Voting Both. I'm Retired else where. I will be well appreciated where I choose to move. You know we can still move from this communist city Mr. Mayor.

5/31/2017 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see how skitish 9.5 is over population reduction and what myths he will provide. So FOP - if you are bold enough to have a vote of no confidence for the Mayor and Special Ed - don't you think that will spark a silly reaction? Just a rumor of a,pending vote will have him jogging with police recruits every morning with cameras in tow. We know his hubris is his ego - so go after it! Wish i could vote but the vote should be reserved for ACTIVE officers since they have the most to lose. And retirees voting could be brushed off as sour grapes over the health insurance issue. Give 9.5 a double kick in the balls!! And a big screw you to Deano!

Retired .38 spl +P

5/31/2017 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black residents decrease by 28 percent decrease, yet still account for over 60% of the crime in Chicago.

5/31/2017 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's racist!

5/31/2017 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well paid corporate professionals use professional movers when they move, not U-Haul. The corporation pays for the move as part of the hiring package or relocation program. We do not use U-Haul. Who do you think is leaving Chicago? Gang bangers? Drug Dealers? NO! Professionals and People with Families are the one leaving.

Remember the block busting of the 1960's? Rahm and the Democrats are CITY BUSTING Chicago. Move over Detroit.

5/31/2017 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm knows a lot about moving. He also knows a lot about residency. What he doesn't know jack about is how to make the residents happy. Everyone I know or come in contact with either is moving or wants to move. All my city worker friends say they are gone when they retire. I just made out my water bill. You would think we live in a desert. We have an ocean size lake. This is just criminal.

5/31/2017 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote at the ballet box and than vote with your feet. The DemocRATic Party really messed this place up! The DemocRATS have a super majority. Which means they can pass anything they like. This is just a game to stay in office. Madigan is the personification of the Devil.....

Last blow this popsicle stand and move away!!

5/31/2017 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired and moved to the southwest 2 years ago amd used a major moving company. they said ALL of theit businesss was going outbound from Chicago. Virtually NO one moving into the city. maybe rahm should ask the major moving companies, not uhaul, whose business is largely college students.

5/31/2017 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the possibility that the U Hauls are being used to ferry guns and drugs into the city??

5/31/2017 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one way uhauls are for all of the persons seeking sanctuary (and the tons of dope). GFY rahm!!!!!

5/31/2017 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i left Chicago, i was in a penske truck.

5/31/2017 06:01:00 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

>>Englewood, West Englewood and Austin were home to a combined 188,992 black residents in 2000. In 2015, those same three neighborhoods had 135,831 black residents — a 28 percent decrease — according to Census data.

Any comments on this? Is the violence getting so deep and heavy that the blacks themselves want out? The sensible ones of course.

5/31/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet large money that those Austin and Englewood people that have moved out will still vote in the city and the "surberbs" they actually live in, I am still waiting for the Amish to develop large farms on grassy acreage left by the Robert Taylor,Ida B Wells, Rockwell gardens, Lake St5reet, Cabrini Green, Altgeld Gardens etc

5/31/2017 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Spin. Spin. Spin.

5/31/2017 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this FAKE NEWS?

5/31/2017 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to believe that over 35,000 Peoples and Folks, are not going to stay and witness the Renaissance of Englewood that Rahm keeps promising. Also note, that for Rahm to have to reach out for a U-Haul figure to deny a Mass Exodus census figure is a real stretch. Since, a lot of those people leaving town do not have credit cards to rent U-Hauls, unless it's a stolen credit card. Baby "G"

5/31/2017 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The west & south side isn't losing population due to people moving they are just been shot & killed by the young gangsters.

5/31/2017 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe all of these one way trips rahm can use as proof there are a lot of drugs in chicago and the drugs in chicago are purer and less expensive than any other 'destination getaway' spot in the US.
Look for rahm and the aldercronies to start appearing on billboards, with a smiling junkie between them, all giving chicago a thumbs up.

5/31/2017 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm . . . Could it be the one way drop offs are the end of road for shipments of weed or illegals? You know, sanctuary city with a liberal demographic and understaffed police department, called paradise by some.

5/31/2017 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new rumor is that the MPEA McCormick Place crew took the $55,000,000 in TIF money from the areas around the new DePaul Arena, that they said they needed for the New Marriott Marquis hotel, after approved by the city, turned around and quietly voted to transfer all that money to Navy Pier?

5/31/2017 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House up for sale Iam out of here I will spend my money somewhere not here in Illinois

5/31/2017 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they are renting to drug and gun runners. ;-) One-way rentals, perhaps paid in cash - who knows.

I can't wait to be one of the people renting a one-way the other direction.

5/31/2017 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I kind of figured that traffickers were picking up U-Haul at the boarder, full of drug and illegal aliens, driving into the city, dropping cargo and turning in the trucks before flying out to do another run.

It's those damn Amish I tell you.

5/31/2017 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait for the aldermanic redistricting. That should be fun. Too bad they don't lose seats like the state loses congressional set. Would be a nice way to shrink city council

5/31/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder why Rham wants to protect Illegals, so he can say the population in Chicago is not leaving. Chicago is a sanctuary city for Illegals and Thugs.

5/31/2017 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That's why Rahm desperately wants the
"Ciudad Santuario" of illegal (HERE IN THIS
COUNTRY UNLAWFULLY) immigrants to build a
new catered-to constituency to replace
the people who have fled Chicago.

Exactly, those leaving are law abiding tax payers. Rahm is hoping to get illegals to make up the difference. Because they snuck in, breaking the law, they are criminal in nature, and they won't pay taxes either. Good luck with that strategy.

5/31/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Sort-of-Mad Max said...

If the people leaving are typically high-demand users of city resources but low tax payers, and the people moving in are the reverse (thing gentrification), then Count Rahmula is laughing up his tutu sleeve; this is exactly what he wants.

Of course, seeing as The Nine-Digit Midget could screw up the proverbial one-car funeral, this STILL won't turn out well.

5/31/2017 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of the poor are moving throughout the Midwest.
Formerly peaceful cities like Davenport, Iowa are now incredibly dangerous.

5/31/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, you think Census takers actually went into these neighborhoods and took an accurate count?
Back in the day, I once went into a 2 flat that held 3 generations of people......45 people in those apartments.....
Do you really think anyone truly gave a count of that?
Count the number of school children in public schools, count the number of people in a household on welfare, count the number of people
receiving SSI, count the jail/prison population, etc etc.....
When HALF (or more) of a city is on public money (that's you and me) no city or state can survive....
No matter how much spin 9 1/2 puts on it, this city is doomed!
But hey, that's the Democratic Way!

5/31/2017 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 606 trail is an example.
South loop is an example.
Logan Square is an example.
Hospital district is an example.

Rahm did it. Those neighborhoods are becoming amazing hipster locations.

5/31/2017 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never saying " shrinking" around shorter people...

5/31/2017 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's an increase in the decrease. Kinda reminds me of Gen Chesty Puller "we're not retreating, we're advancing in a different direction". That direction though is the fuck out of here for anyone who can escape.

5/31/2017 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I just read another story about a bust of a baker's dozen illegal aliens found win a U-HAUL truck, well, let's just say I found this article about rahm bragging about U-hauls quite, ummm, quaint.

Heck, as arrogant as Rahm is, he prolly had just read the same article I did and considers this release a node thumbing at Trump regarding Sanctuary City Policy (knowing full well he intends to count Illegals in the Census).

5/31/2017 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Spins (Again)

new idea for a Chicago version of fidget spinner, Midget spinner! with your choice of ole raccoon eyes facial expressions...

5/31/2017 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch this spin Kevin graham:

Pension most underfunded in nation war on police again!!

5/31/2017 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Untold FACT: Illegals are fleeing Arizona and Nevada, heading to the Welcoming Confines of Sanctuary City.
That doesn't even count the international refugees.
Free stuff for all those willing to endure crime and cold.

There are no jobs but they have plenty of Free Housing coming too - especially popping up quickly in the 45th Ward.
Rahm's unrelenting pandering quest for votes will reach far and wide (for instance: One Chicago Campaign).
Any mayoral challenger will have no problem causing another expensive run-off.

Wisconsin is looking to require drug tests for welfare recipients (and maybe even jobs) that will bring even more expatriates back.
With Illinois Democrats willing to increase personal income taxes, business taxes and eventually taxing pensions, more revenue is needed to pay for the rapid influx of freeloaders.

Get your finances in order and get out of this city, county or state before it's too late.

5/31/2017 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know its bad when everyone starts moving. If they don't change policy soon it will continue. Before you know it they won't be able to stop it. People leave, jobs leave and than people leave. It's a cycle.

All created by bad policy. Lets just squeeze everyone dry. They are probably cooking up some new taxes for moving trucks. That way they can get your last cent.

29 and a Day

5/31/2017 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many one way moves out of the Jefferson Park neighborhood will happen in the next year?

Real estate agents and movers should be busy due to Comrade Arena and his henchmen.

5/31/2017 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is truly a dumb fuck, wait... didn't Rahm move from wilmette to run for mayor

5/31/2017 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Population does not matter to the education bureaucrats. They will keep operating school buses to promote the desegregation of the Chicago Public Schools even though that is an impossible act. There is too much graft in bus contracts to stop now.

5/31/2017 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the unpublished:

Point out the "complaint" there Sparky - we wrote it and we don't see one.


5/31/2017 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Rahm Spins (Again)

new idea for a Chicago version of fidget spinner, Midget spinner! with your choice of ole raccoon eyes facial expressions...

5/31/2017 11:43:00 AM

Still waiting on the "Rahm Emanuel Bath-House Action Figure"
to hit the shelves at the local toy stores...

5/31/2017 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daley-Emanuel Democrat death spiral continues.

5/31/2017 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Golf Tango Foxtrot Oscar said...

Well, well, well.
The citizens of Chicago aren't that stupid after all.

5/31/2017 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're becoming more beige

6/01/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Studies mean nothing. Colleg kids are one way drop offs. All studies are misleading

6/01/2017 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is u-haul going to do the polling for rahmie's reelection bid?

6/01/2017 04:10:00 PM  

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