Monday, January 08, 2007

Stone Not Corrupt? Yeah, Right.

Hugh asks, when does Stone get his turn in the box? Well, Hugh, this blog is all about turning out Ald. Stone. That's why we spend so much time dismissing the pretenders.

I don't know how many of you saw Avy Meyers' show last week (not worth watching, so I'll give you a recap), but Berny Stone acted offended that everyone thinks he's corrupt! Now understand, Berny likes to think of himself as an actor, so he "acts" a lot. Because he acts offended gives us no idea whether or not he was offended. All we can say is that he was acting.

All the ward's a stage, I suppose. Especially with Avy there to protect (and project) him.

But we have reason to believe that Stone was really offended. It's not a question of whether the alderman is corrupt. Stone is proud, PROUD I tell you, of his ties to the Chicago mob. It would seem reasonable that corruption is not something that would him. We don't even need to refer to Stone's vote for Todd Stroger to replace his father on the November ballot.

Stronger evidence of Stone's corruption can be found in his defense of patronage and other corrupt practices by the Chicago political machine. If you want to know what truly offends Ald. Stone, ask him how he feels about the Shakman decree!

There's a question we should ask all the candidates.

Stone walks like he's corrupt, and talks like he's corrupt. How can he be offended because the people of the 50th Ward simply assume that he's corrupt? (Until we see indications to the contrary, it's the safest thing to assume.)

The answer to this is that Berny Stone has the thinnest skin of any politician in Chicago. Maybe even the Thinnest Skin Ever! Think of the stereotype of the hysterical woman, that's our alderman. Maybe even more hysterical. Whenever Stone mentions his honorary as Chicago's Vice-Mayor, I always remember the talk at the time that Stone begged, pleaded and badgered his colleagues to win that title. It didn't mean anything, so it was an easy trophy to concede. It's no wonder that people say that Ilana wears the pants in the family!

Getting back to Stone's hack, Avy Meyers. Avy Meyers mentioned that he had invited the other candidates to appear on his show. I find that unbelievable. Imagine all three candidates turning down the chance to appear on local television! Is he for real?

Probably not. Meyers isn't a journalist. He's the mouthpiece for the machine in the 50th Ward. A real journalist would never accept a political position, but Meyers has. He is Stone's boy, bought and paid for. Maybe more evidence of corruption in the 50th Ward!

So when Patrick Fitzgerald gets done investigating the Governor and the Mayor, the 50th Ward would certainly be a good place to continue his war on the culture of corruption in Chicago. If Stone's not beaten this time, it may be our only hope. But before that, we have the opportunity to send Stone packing.

10 Comments:

At January 08, 2007 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stone is corrupt as hell. Word on the street is he is waist deep in with the Pakistani mob. That's why he won't get rid of their hooker hotels on Lincoln.

 
At January 09, 2007 1:52 PM, Anonymous AM said...

Anybody see Berny defending arenda troutman on the news? Too hilarious. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll get popped, too.

 
At January 09, 2007 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernie sits on the ethics committee in a day and age that corruption is as bad as its ever been in Chicago.

I'd say Bernie is part of the problem

 
At January 11, 2007 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Berny ever been charged with any corruption or other illegal things?

 
At January 13, 2007 12:41 PM, Anonymous Angel said...

Stone has not done anything for the Assyrian community in last 30 years except those who gave him tons of money. In this election he is facing a real challange first time in his life and he is desperate. He is going to the Assyrian church to beg for Assyrian votes. We are not going to vote for him because we know that he is a corrupt and prejudice man who became Republican and left democratic party when an African American Harold Washington was running for a Mayor.

 
At January 13, 2007 12:50 PM, Anonymous ALBEBE said...

ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE AND STONE IS NOT PART OF IT. HES BEEN STANDING OR YOU CAN SAY SITING FOR ALDERMAN FOR 30 YEARS. AND HE THINGS THAT IS NOT ENOUGH COME ON STONE RETIRE TAKE A VACATION OR SOMETHING LIFE IS TO SHORT BUT FOR YOU ITS TOOO SHORT, THE MAN THAT I THINK IS GOING TO STAND FOR ALDERMAN IS SALMAN AFTAB BECAUSE HES REAL NOT FAKE LIKE STONE. WITH ALL THE POWER I HAVE AND ALL MY PEOPLE THAT STAND BEHIND ME WILL FOLLOW ME AN MY LEAD WILL TAKE ME TO SALMAN AFTAB, JUST WANT TO SAY GOOD LUCK ON THIS ONE STONE.

 
At January 13, 2007 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY STONE HOW U LIKE THEM APPLES!

 
At January 15, 2007 1:57 PM, Anonymous mr. dinka said...

angel i agree with you 100% stone is all about the green. and from all the assyrians i spoke to this sunday that live in the 50th award nobody is voting for stone there all in favor of one of the candidates. im planing a party for the candidate i already have 1500 assyrians attending so thats a great sign.

 
At January 16, 2007 8:02 PM, Blogger Hugh said...

> Chicago's Vice-Mayor... didn't mean anything, so it was an easy trophy to concede.

I thought so too until I learned the office has a $100K+ budget that I have no idea where it went.

"CONTINGENT AND OTHER EXPENSES FOR CORPORATE PURPOSES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR: TO BE EXPENDED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE VICE-MAYOR"

2007 Line item budget code 2005.9071: $108,792

 
At January 16, 2007 8:04 PM, Blogger Hugh said...

> ties to the Chicago mob

I'd like to read more about this

 

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