Back the Bid for Chicago ’16 Summer Olympics…NOT!

Now that we are close to an Olympic Committee decision on who would get to host the 2016 Olympics, the City of Chicago under the Mayor Daley regime with its cohorts of business men include Pat Ryan, former Aon executive who stands to profit substantially on the backs of taxpayers are pumping and pimping the benefits of hosting supported by local celebrities and media including President Obama.

While Cook County which Chicago is located in, continues to suffer the second highest unemployment of the major three cities (Los Angeles being the highest and New York being the lowest) in this recession, one has to ask how will three weeks of Olympic activity and $2-4 billion later in expenditures build long term benefits for its citizens in terms of creating sustainable jobs, increasing education for its labor force or increasing efficiency of tax dollars?  Will Chicago suddenly be competitive in the global economy because it is the host for 3 weeks to athletes competing for gold?  Will Chicago solve the wealth inequity between the wealthiest top 10% versus everyone else?

So far, the Daley administration, the Chicago City Council of 50 aldermans and the sycophants that line up out the door of Chicago City Hall have nothing but false promises to defend their bid that supposedly will bring “wealth” to the city and that taxpayers money would not be used but what are local governments using but local taxpayers money?  If you believe that I have a baby Lochness Monster I’m raising in Lake Michigan to show you but I would have to charge admission.

Citizens of Chicago are sheeps and the Daley political machine is fleecing Chicagoans for every nickel meanwhile serious issues continue to plague the City of Chicago under Mayor Daley.

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Impeached 2nd Term IL Governor Blagojevich Claims He’s Being Denied a Fair Trial

Speechless seems to be a common term these days to describe my reaction to political and economic news. An impeached two term Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich claims that the upcoming impeachment trial on Monday by the IL State Senate is unconstitutional and he is being denied a fair hearing.  He claims the “fix is in“.

In his press conference in Chicago, Blagojevich announced to national media that he can’t call certain witnesses in his trial and specifically naming twice Rahm Emanuel, current White House Chief of Staff and IL Congressperson Jesse Jackson, Jr. among other prominent political figures.  He’s saying there are “certain rules” in his trial which will prevent him from having a fair trial.

Further, the impeached Governor believes that the Illinois State Senators are surrounded by “industrial political complex of lobbyists and others” and are not fully representative of the citizens of Illinois and are conspiring to raise taxes in 2009.  Six term Mayor Daley of Chicago, after hearing Blagojevich’s claim has called the Governor, “cuckoo“, once again.  All this in a town bidding for the 2016 Olympics.  Who wants to watch the athletes?

Regardless of what we suspect or may have heard, any person in the United States deserves the right to a fair trial and to call to witness relevant figures so that transparency of justice is absolutely clear to all.  But let’s contemplate for a minute.  In one hand, we risk perhaps certain outstanding public figures smeared and distracted from their duties by the proceedings.  However, in another, we may interfere with true justice and fairness.  Which is greater danger?  It’s obvious for me.

At this point the impeachment is a formality.  Let’s just cut to the chase and deal with the criminal charges and stop wasting more tax payers’ money.

Impeached Illinois Two Term Governor Blagojevich Press Conference January 23, 2009 – Chicago, IL

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