Monday, October 5, 2009

Open Post - 10/5 - 10/11

20 comments:

Brian said...

I,for one, am disappointed we didn't get the Olympics. Maybe I drank too much of the Kool-Aid, but I really think this would've immediately helped several labor unions who have members out of work. I think it would've been cool to show the world what Chicago can do in 2016.
People can argue that Daley should've concentrated more on getting the CPD and CFD contracts instead of these games, (and I agree, it's BS that the cops and firemen are without a contract) but the Olympics are a once in a lifetime event for a city.
Yes, patronage would've loomed large in the fatcats getting the contracts for work, but the city would've benefitted in the long run.
As for Daley, I think he's done. He will run for re-election, and win, and retire a year into his term. That way he can select his replacement. Between losing the Olympics, and possibly a Supreme court ruling overturning his handgun ban, I think the man has had enough. Plus, he would've beaten the old man's record for longevity in the mayor's office. There's plenty of money to be made for him on the motivational speaking network.
Go Bears!!

Concerned said...

Brian,

Well said......BUT...is it OK for Daley to select his replacement? Is it OK for Ginger to select hers?

I agree that contracts should be a top priority. Our first responders deserve job security and a solid compensation package.

Another priority should be the way we select our elected officials. Complacency is not OK.

Brian said...

Is it Ok for them to choose their replacement, No. Is it legal, yes. It's the popular thing for politicians to do Lipinski and Stroger are two examples.
I'm not saying I approve of this action, but it's just they way it is.

overtaxedunderserved said...

what happened at 106th and Millard yesterday?

cshine712 said...

anyone know what happened last night on 106th mallard. i saw this article on breaking news, and was wondering if anything came out of it? http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/10/police-units-respond-to-man-threatening-suicide-in-mount-greenwood.html

SouthSide said...

http://www.southtownstar.com/neighborhoodstar/evergreenpark/1808782,greenwood-barricade-1006.article

Does anyone know why this guy isn't being charged with something? Shouldn't he be?

Captain Caveman said...

Brian,

The Olympics would have decimated this City. I don't know why people don't realize the Financial strain it would have put on us. I hear it in the local taverns that the tradesmen would have been working for years to build everything, hey fellas, sorry but most of you don;t live in the City and wouldn't have to pay for the burden with your Suburban taxes, I for one am ecstatic that we did not get the Olympics. Also, as far as King Richard picking a successor, are you out of your mind? This administration is the worst administration this City has ever seen. We are way overtaxed, under served, and not cared about. These people are useless autocrats that would do what they want no matter what the majority of the people want. This Shitcongo attitude echoes in the halls of the White House as well. This City is going to be a Detroit soon enough, and I am happy to say that I will not be here to see it burn because I am getting out as soon as possible. I will be in Southern Indiana watching from afar.

baseball05 said...

Hope everyone was out to the Taste of Mt.Greenwood on Sun the 27th. My kids loved it, really turned out great! We entered our dog "Duke" in Posh's Parade,saw quite a few of our neighbors there, we didn't win but had a lot of fun. Someone had their lab dressed as a Bears Cheerleader, she won one of the prizes. Hope they keep those cash prizes the same! Till next year!

MaryCarol said...

http://www.southtownstar.com/neighborhoodstar/evergreenpark/1808782,greenwood-barricade-1006.article

Does anyone know why this guy isn't being charged with something? Shouldn't he be?



Why do you think he should be?

overtaxedunderserved said...

It is Fall now. Any work being started on our Signature Corner yet?

WestBevChic said...

I am glad we did not get the Olympics.

The Olympics are like a group of relatives coming to stay with you for a long visit.

At first you are excited and enthusiastic. You think it will be great and fun and won't interfere too much with life. You think they are going to pay for everything since they are staying in your house for free.

Then they get here, there isn't enough room, you don't have enough money to constantly entertain them or the energy to play the politics of who pays for what. You end up getting distracted from all of the things you really need to be doing, you get behind in work. It really isn't as much fun as you thought it would be.

Then they leave and your broke, your house is a mess you have to work overtime to catch up and you have a bunch of going away gifts you don't need or don't know what to do with. Sounds like the Olympics to me!

Concerned said...

Don't worry.....the signature corner is coming....and the Cubs are going to win their division next year....and they're going to play the Sox in the series.....and I have some land to sell you in Bronzeville......and Peotone...

overtaxedunderserved said...

Concerned..........

I could not have said it better. Maybe SXU could buy the corner and get things done. We need to erect a sign Welcome to Mount Greenwood's Ghetto Corner.

Cardinals Booster said...

Special Athletic Meeting

Father Sullivan would like to meet with all the parents of student athletes who participate on St. Christina athletic teams on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:30 pm in the church. This meeting will be held in a Town Hall meeting style, and will give interested parties the opportunity to share their thoughts and insights. It will also give Father Sullivan the opportunity to address a number of issues such as academic eligibility, gym time, finances, and other hot topics.

Concerned said...

Overtaxed.....do you think Ginger cares one bit about the corner? Or do you think the project went to the highest contributor? The City let that land go pretty inexpensively......

Life's Too Short said...

1916- In his first full season with the White Sox Shoeless Joe Jackson bats an impressive .341, and becomes an instant hit with Chicago fans. Along the way Jackson hits a league high 21 triples, and makes the Sox contenders again, as they finish with an 86-65 record, would fall just 5 games short of the pennant.

176 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Life's Too Short said...

1922: On April 30th rookie Charlie Robertson frustrated the Detroit Tigers all game pitching the 1st perfect game in White Sox history. Several Tigers including Ty Cobb asked to inspect Robertson's uniform, because they thought he was doctoring the ball. However, Cobb himself could find no evidence when he patted down the Sox 26-year old rookie. The game would be Robertson's only moment of glory in a less then stellar eight-year career. The Sox would go on to finish the season with a 77-77 record finishing in fifth place.




There is only one other perfect game in White Sox history ... that's Right Mark Buerle's this year !!!!


175 Days to Opening Day !!!!

overtaxedunderserved said...

No, I know she does not care about develppemnt in MtG but the MGLRC needs to take some heat on this as well.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone who moved their child FROM a Catholic grammar school TO Mt. Greenwood school feel like they started off behind? On track? Ahead?

Anonymous said...

What happened at 109th and Kedzie??? I haven't been on the blog in ages so I'm curious to here what's going on in our are. Lock your front doors when in your yard working or garage, my elderly parent's next store neighbors where robbed in early afternoon while working in the yard, front door was unlocked.

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