Category: Bad Politics

Chicago Ald. Milly Santiago and Colleagues Sound Like A Bunch Of Damn Fools: #Cubs

Milly Santiago crying foul

Ald. Milagros “Milly” Santiago speaking during the Chicago City Council meeting. Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Brian Jackson/For the Chicago SunTimes

Chicago Ald. Milly Santiago and her self-entitled colleagues on the Chicago City Council sound like a bunch of damn fools complaining about not being able to get in to see the Cubs for a World Series game.

She and other aldermen are crying foul because the Cubs withdrew their offer to sell council members World Series tickets at face value. This after the Chicago Board of Ethics ruled that accepting the special offer would violate the ban forbidding aldermen from accepting gifts in excess of $50.

They can all go pound salt.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Ald. Milly Santiago (31st) said she’s “a poor alderman” who can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars for Cubs tickets purchased on the secondary market.

“We were not the ones reaching out to the Cubs for some freebies or for some special treatment. The Cubs actually reached out to all of us to offer face-value tickets and those Cubs fans have to say yes. I said yes. I said of course I would like some tickets. We paid for them,” said Santiago, who described herself as a die-hard Cubs fan.

Santiago branded the controversy triggered by the Board of Ethics narrow interpretation of the city’s gift ban “kind of insulting, humiliating and embarrassing for us” for a perk that wasn’t all that hot.

“First of all, those tickets were not front-row tickets. They were all the way in the upper-deck. If I went like this, I would almost touch the ceiling. That’s how bad those tickets were,” Santiago said, lifting her arm over her head.

Right. The seats stunk. The aldermen would have been sooooooooo unhappy.

Imagine the arrogance.

Imagine their sense of entitlement.

Imagine all the “little people” out there who have to go on <gasp> ticket exchanges, paying thousands of dollars for the chance to stand in Wrigley Field during one of the games.

Imagine all the people.

The little people.

Imagine a bunch of self-entitled pols crying foul, all the way home.

Let them pound salt.


Donald Trump Wants To Be Your Latex Salesman (Video)

There is so much wrong with Donald Trump.

So. Very. Much.

Today, he pointed out a black rally attendee and said, “Look at my African American!”

There is so much wrong with Donald Trump.

Tonight, I could only think of George Costanza…

But, George is fictional. The Donald is not.

 


Trump’s Twits on Twitter Appear To Be Bought

So, perhaps, you were amazed at all of these people on Twitter attacking those who dare to attack their “Donald.”

Guess again.

One analyst has taken a look, and then several more looks, at who these “Defenders of the Donald” might be.

And, it appears, they might all be fake.

Fake Twitter accounts created, bought, to attempt to fool us all.

Check out dailywire.com:

The speculation about the phoniness of the Trump Twitter army began with a post by Erick Erickson in The Resurgent, and he bases his conjecture on three main points:

  • There are professional Internet trolls who have the specific purpose of inciting chaos in the U.S. through social media, such as spreading a hoax Ebola case in Atlanta as well as a hoax story of cops shooting an unarmed black woman. Most of them were shut down, but the ones that are still active are supporting Trump.
  • Numerous reports suggest that Trump bought crowd members for his campaign launch in June.
  • An organization called Crowds on Demand has protesters for sale to appear at various events and harass people on social media.

And then there’s more.

Go here for the complete story.


Trump Rally: “Make America White Again”

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Donald Trump supporters sport “Make America White Again” slogan.

Supporters for Donald Drumpf, a.k.a. Trump.

In 2016.

Yes.

In 2016.


University Park: Here’s Your Board Agenda … From 2015

So I thought I would take a look at the website from University Park, IL. People have been commenting for quite some time what a mess it is in that town.

University Park is about 30 miles directly south of Chicago’s Loop. For those of you unfamiliar, the town seems to have had a viciously divided board for some time now.

Decided to see what their online presence was like.

They have a decent-looking website. Check it out here: http://www.university-park-il.com/.

Hover over the word “Government” in the top menu, then go down to “Board of Trustee’s Agenda.

Click on that. Go ahead.

As of this writing, that click takes you here, to the board’s agenda from (wait for it) July 28, 2015:

http://www.university-park-il.com/DocumentCenter/View/1128

University Park: keeping the past alive.


Donald Trump Wants To Bang His Daughter (Video)

Yes, that’s essentially it.

Take a look at this clip featuring Trevor Noah at The Daily Show. Trump is exceptionally creepy:


Netanyahu Derailed: Blames Palestinians for the Holocaust (Video)

Netanyahu is off the rails, blaming the Palestinians for Hitler’s Shoah, which lead to the death of six million Jews and five million others.

From the New York Times:

Mr. Netanyahu said in a speech to the Zionist Congress on Tuesday night that “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” according to a transcript provided by his office. The prime minister said that the mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, protested to Hitler that “they’ll all come here,” referring to Palestine.

“ ‘So what should I do with them?’ ” Mr. Netanyahu quoted Hitler as asking Mr. Husseini. “He said, ‘Burn them.’ ”

Prof. Meir Litvak, a historian at Tel Aviv University, called the speech “a lie” and “a disgrace.” Prof. Moshe Zimmermann, a specialist of German history at Hebrew University, said, “With this, Netanyahu joins a long line of people that we would call Holocaust deniers.”


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ThinkProgress: Alabama Lawmakers Vote To Bring Back the Electric Chair

From ThinkProgress:

The Alabama House passed a bill this week that would allow the state to once again put people to death by electric chair if the currently low supply of lethal injection drugs runs out or if the Supreme Court places limits on which drugs can be used to execute inmates in a case currently pending before the justices.

The vote came just days after a majority Utah’s legislature approved a bill to bring back the practice of executing people by firing squad. Other states are debating the merits of using gas chambers.

After the European Union banned exports of drugs used to kill human beings in 2011, states have been scrambling to find a reliable supply, often turning to secret, poorly regulated sources.

These bills to revive older methods of execution were proposed following a series ofbotched executions in which inmates suffered long and seemingly painful deaths — calling into question whether the drugs are as effective and “humane” as their supporters claimed.

Yet medical experts say the electric chair — which was used for hundreds of years — is an even more torturous and gruesome method of execution. Because the equipment is old and few people know how to operate it, it has often malfunctioned.

How sad. How so terribly sad.

Read more here


Park Forest mayoral candidate has an eye for a trustee

Not even sure how we should report this.

According to a current, sitting, trustee in the village of Park Forest, Illinois, a “non-incumbent mayoral” candidate was staring at the sitting trustee for over a minute at a public meeting.

The sitting trustee left this message on Twitter:

So why did a colleague, non-incumbent mayoral candidate, stare at me for better part of a minute, till I returned his glance. #creepy

This message was lifted from the Twitter account of @GaryKopycinski, without his permission.

But, then, Twitter blasts are, by nature, public.

we contacted Kopycinski, to learn only that the strange staring did occur. The person staring? Challenger to the current mayor, Jerome, or JeRome Brown.

Why would a sitting trustee stare at another trustee for such a long time?

Wait. These are election games.

We contacted Mr. Kopycinski for an assessment of what happened.

He said only that, whatever this was about, he had no clue.

We are inclined to believe that Brown stared at Kopycinski for an extended period of time, likely longer than Kopycinski cares to admit.

Some candidates will attempt strange tactics to intimidate challengers, or perceived challengers.

So why did JeRome Brown stare at Kopycinski?