Mayor Rahm Emanuel is leading the league in pissing off Chicagoans

So… the mayor has managed to draw the ire of the police department,the fire department, the teachers, and everyone who lives south of Roosevelt . All within 3 weeks.

So the city is closing red line from Cermak to 95th next year for five months. This goes to shows you that the city does not care about the people who live south of Roosevelt.

One of my friends had this assessment about the red line closing: “Imagine trying to tell the hipsters and yuppies that the redline will be closed from Howard to downtown for 5 to 6 months. There would be a complete revolt. This is clear example of ..."fuck black people...they don't vote anyway.”

He also added this: “the crazy thing is black folks will slide their asses’ right back down to the polls and vote for him again if the pastor tells them to.”

This shows you what the city thinks of the people who live south of Roosevelt.  I was on the red line from Roosevelt to Howard yesterday. Some of the north side stops are just as filthy (See Argyle).

I know that the redline needs to fixed at some point but why put off so many people who depend on public transportation for school, work, and leisure??

When you figure this out…don't blame me I didn’t vote for Rahm like you did.

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  • Seems to me the city cares a lot about the south side - so much that they want to fix the CTA sooner rather than later. You know if they went with the weekends only, 5-year-plan, you'd be complaining too - and probably using the same argument. When the CTA rebuilt the brown line a couple years ago using the nights and weekends approach, the result was 5 long years of crappy service and walking further to get to stations. You should be glad you'll only have to put up with only 5 months of changing your commute, instead of five years of misery. But then your race baiting argument wouldn't work now would it?

  • Thanks for reading. I said the people not black people. That was quote from someone who isnt me.

  • Well, you should have attributed the quote. Also, there are black people who live north of Howard.

    Be that as it may...

    Rahm made a big deal about being at 95th station 10 times during the campaign. I bet, though, that he didn't say at any of those appearances, "BTW, we're closing this line for 5 months."

    Not to mention that after the south Red Line was disrupted by construction during 2005-2007, supposedly to fix the slow zones, Rahm suddenly discovered during his campaign that it needed to be fixed again. But that lying has been thoroughly discussed in the CTA Tattler.

  • In reply to jack:

    I did say that my friend said that not me. And like I said in the post, I was on the red line the other day so would you think I saw some black people along the way? Thanks for reading BTW.

  • In reply to Evan Moore:

    On rereading, you did.

    However, it seems like you didn't have any further comment to my main point, which was under "Be that as it may."

  • In reply to jack:

    I saw it. I wish he would have told those people directly to their faces about the closings. They knew about this before the elections. Soften the blow at least.

  • Evan, you are right about black people pulling the Donkey lever each and every time.

    President Obama has shut down the economy train, which as effected blacks more than any other group, and yet he will get the majority of the black vote.

    Not to mention, when Lord-Mayor Rahm is candidate for Prez in 2016 blacks will vote for him then, too.

    Oh, and so will the yups and pups who live north of Roosevelt.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Yep! This mayor barely campaigned and got a perceived endorsement from a man that can do no wrong in our community. Thanks for reading.

  • In reply to Evan Moore:

    "A man who can do no wrong...." Can your neighbors look each other in the eye and say Obama is doing a good job? Can they do that for his protege, Lord-Mayor Rahm?

    If so, how? Why? It is a suicide train, speaking of rails, to keep going down this track. Is it not, really?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    People separate Rahm from Obama when they are much more connected than people think. Same team!

  • Can't we just leave race out of everything. It's getting old. There are people of every race that need to get over themselves and realize that it's class that matters, not race. And when I say class, I am not talking about socioeconomics. There are classy people in every race, and people with no class in every race. It's time though, that all people that know right from wrong (and try to always try to choose right over wrong,) step up to the plate to help end the ignorance that causes racism.

  • In reply to Just Me:

    Just me: We can't leave that out because as much as I want to be judged on my merits alone there are people all over the place who would disparage me because I am black. Racism is as real as it gets. I would rather talk about baseball and such but this is the reality in the city.Thanks for reading.

  • I didn't vote for him either Evan! And yes, he is adept at pissing everyone off. And sorry folks, but you can't leave race out of any equation when you're talking about Chicago.

    Hopefully the project will only take those 5 months; I won't be placing any bets on that. I'm not sure what folks are supposed to do--ride the green line--which is about to fall over?

  • In reply to Julie:

    Thanks for reading. That is what most people don't realize about the city. The elephant in the room as they say. I want to see the overload during baseball season.

  • All the chicken and biscuit eating negros will still vote for him, especially black women who seem to love them some Rahm.

    The really bad part is that for these five months, look and see who will get the high paying jobs working on this project, just like the Metra controversy where there were no black contractors.

    And considering tha monkey Terry (Former Peoples Gas Meter Reader) Peterson is the so-called head of CTA, he is doing this to his own people. Just like another semi-literate Larry Huggins who is the head of METRA.

    Whats the point of having negros in high places if they are gonna work in the interest of the great white father instead of their own people.

  • What the hell are you talking about?? Why did you respond to this blog?

  • Funny how folks don't want to talk about race in possibly the most racist city north of the Mason Dixon Line. I am a life long resident, so hold the BS. Apartheid politics and redlining are in effect and have been in effect. CPS has run by incompetent fools selected by the mayors. Check the research on effective education leadership and Chicago does not show up on the map. Buck stops at the top! Schools in the African American neighborhood schools have been taking a beat down for a long time in many ways. Now, instead of doing the right thing, Mayor Rahm wants to close neighborhood schools instead of building a community of professionals and learning with the supports for that to happen. Daley and Rahm starved schools of needed resources. The billionaires see a big pay day! They don't care what party you belong to. They pay you to follow their agenda.

    Teachers are fighting for a more just school system. We need all your support! We are voting YES for strike authorization!

    Glen Ford: Corporate Assault on Public Education
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdPACwRgw04&feature=BFa&list=LLB5nZbYIGFEnxS3nekbLGOQ

    Who is Glen Ford: Glen Ford is a veteran of more than 40 years in broadcast, print and Internet journalism. A former Washington Bureau Chief and White House, Capitol Hill, and State Department correspondent, he is currently Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report (BlackAgendaReport.com), a weekly magazine of news, commentary and analysis from the Black Left.

    I know that the mayor has trolls going on forums to post BS. Funny is that they can never point to data to support their arguments.

  • In reply to viniciusdm:

    Thanks for reading. So is the strike really going to happen? You all have the 75% needed?

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