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Month: May 2023

Cops migrants horses and a king

“Out-of-town candidates who have a vision of transformation and can relate to the rank-and-file — whose jobs are the toughest — ought to get the inside track over CPD veterans.”

“He (or she) doesn’t know Chicago,” should not be a deal-breaker. Candidates with the right attitude, energy and big-city experience can overcome that.” (Sun-Times/Emphasis mine)

How soon they forget “He or she doesn’t know Chicago should not be a deal breaker?” Um, maybe the Sun-Times Editorial Board’s memory is short, or they lost their collective minds. They forgot the total fiasco of David “Tex” Brown from day one to the day he walked out the door. They never once criticized Brown’s disastrous management of the police department.

The people have spoken and are speaking. During all the meetings with that wordy mouthful commission, the citizens demand a member of the Chicago Police Department to be superintendent. I guess the Sun-Tines does not care what the citizens of this city demand. They are part of the same Chicago media cabal who sat like obedient stenos faithfully recording and reporting David Brown’s lies day after day.

The rank and file of the department needs someone at the top who they can trust and respect. A person who knows them and who they know. Chicago needs someone who knows the city and the neighborhoods. We do not need some supposed “qualified”- whatever that means- mercenary, an alien from someplace else who cannot get running from day one.

“Stop playing whack-a-mole” and disrupting neighborhoods, Ald. Maria Hadden told the Sun-Times. “We need central locations. We need large spaces,” such as McCormick Place, Navy Pier or shuttered big-box stores.” (Sun-Times)

We all understand the frustration over the massive influx of legal immigrants to Chicago from Texas. However, commandeering McCormick Place, Navy Pier, or shuttered big box stores will present legal and economic challenges. The city cannot just walk in and take over these spaces. In the words of Emilio “The Wolf” Barzini, “After all, we are not communists.” (The Godfather)

Again, what the city and state should do is go to federal court or demand the Department of Justice go into federal court to get an emergency stay to stop Texas governor Greg Abbott from kidnapping/trafficking these people. Our city and state politicians are cowards and not the brightest bulbs.

The Chicago media cabal is silent on demanding the federal government take legal action against the Texas Führer over his racist strategy.

On a lighter note, the Kentucky Derby, AKA Amish NASCAR, ran yesterday. Mage, a 15 to 1 long shot, won. The horse ran the 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.57. Several horses died in the lead-up to the race. According to the Chicago Tribune, the horse paid $32.42, $14.58 and $9.08.

The seventy-something-year-old who lived on his mother’s dime for decades finally got a job. Charles and Camilla, his side chick wife, were coronated the King and Queen of England in an over-the-top ornate medieval welcome to the company ceremony. Geez, one would think a handshake and getting to work on time would be enough. It looked like Halloween, with all those silly costumes. I wonder if they went trick or treating and bobbing for apples after the ceremony.

My only question is, why the formerly oppressed Americans are so fascinated with that coronation? We kicked the Brits’ arses out of here. Why should we care about the royals of our former colonizers?

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott is violating human rights

Image: N.Y. Times

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” (Plaque in the Statue of Liberty/Poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus)

Chicago’s response to a growing immigrant crisis has turned police stations into makeshift shelters where asylum seekers have been provided with expired meal rations and where infections and infestations are a common problem.” (Sun-Times)

Chicago is facing a humanitarian crisis over the forced influx of legal immigrants from the southern border. Texas Reich Governor Greg Abbott made it clear he will send more legal immigrants our way.

Many are now living in police stations for days until accommodations can be found. The Chicago Police Department is not equipped or trained to care for these people. Police officers are providing food for them, along with diapers and wipes for their babies.

No one is doing anything about it except flapping their soup coolers or remaining silent. Mayor Lightfoot complains, begs for more money, and writes love letters to Texas Governor Abbott, begging him to stop. Governor Pritzker has no solution. The U.S. Congresspeople who represent Chicago are mute, as are the two Senators. The White House is silent. Where is the Department of Justice? Nowhere to be found.

The question is why are all these people and institutions afraid of nonsensical babbling racist hate spewing fascist cowboy governor? Why didn’t anyone use his own hateful rhetoric to get a court order to stop his human trafficking/kidnapping of immigrants shipping them across the country? Why didn’t the mayor have buses and planes that brought immigrants here impounded? Where are the fat man, Ross Cascio, and the Lincoln Park Pirates when we need them?

The federal government stopped Abbott from building portions of his border wall because of environmental concerns. Evidently, environmental concerns trump human rights.

Greg Abbott and his minions should pay a massive penalty, price, or even prison for trafficking/kidnapping humans across the country for no purpose other than a racist political stunt. This grossly violates civil and human rights. It is a state incursion of federal authority over immigration.

It appears the city, state, and federal governments are doing what our governments do best, not one damn thing. In the meantime, Governor Greg Abbott gets a free pass. He is just like Putin and Hitler. Relocating people just because he can get away with it.

Abbott is laughing at us and thumbing his nose. He is reveling and wallowing in his Nazism. It is hoped Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson is smarter than Lightfoot and will immediately go to federal court to get a stay to stop the Fuhrer Abbot from trafficking/kidnapping legal aliens.

We should commend our Chicago Police Officers for the compassion they are showing the immigrants by feeding them and providing for other needs. This is another example of the police taking care of vulnerable people, even though this type of service is not in their wheelhouse. It is a good bet there will be future training for handling situations like these in the future.

Gouged again by politicians

“The city of Chicago is obliged to provide “at no cost” to the Democratic National Convention Committee “police, fire, security, bomb disposal, emergency and rescue service and all other goods or services related to security” according to the contract, obtained by the Sun-Times… Now, Illinois lawmakers, led by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., are asking Congress for a big boost in federal cash sent to host cities to help cover costs for next year’s gathering.” (Sun-Times)

Only a moron would agree to the above terms and conditions for hosting a convention for a private enterprise. Only a less-on (Lower than a moron) would sponsor a bill asking Congress to help fund private conventions.

The Democratic and Republican parties, candidates, and PACS, rake in billions regularly. They, should pay the costs for their big gala. Not the taxpayers. This shows that neither party cares about taxpayers or wasting money. They only care about themselves. They love to gouge us every chance they get to pay for their extravagances.

The two parties have no right to demand massive freebies, straining city budgets. They should reimburse cities instead of making demands like spoiled divas. Chicago should have turned down this fiasco because of that demand. But our mayors love bread and circuses that do not benefit the people. Oh, and where were the glad-handing aldercreatures? How could they allow this to happen?

These contract demands and legislation are a perfect example of political hubris on steroids. Politicians and their party apparats have no shame. They are cheapskates and chiselers.

Like most things in Chicago, the contract was done in the backroom, with a bunch of nods and winks between all involved. I do not know one citizen who jumped and whooped for joy because of the Democratic Convention. There were no cheers or glee. Only the Mayor and politicians are celebrating this asininity. This is worse than the bone headed NASCAR event and giving Lollapalooza another ten-year contract.

We, the citizens, should be appalled and up in arms over the city’s freebie and Quigley’s legislation. Alas, most people in this city are apathetic slugs. Hell, you can’t even get people out to vote. So, we, the taxpayers, will be on the hook for a big fete, while the Democratic and Republican parties get to party hearty on our dime. Plus, we get inconvenienced because of street closures and other traffic issues.

I know the convention will be a boon for the city and its businesses. But the Democratic Party should pay for it. All of it. Every cent.