Friday, April 13, 2007

The Case for Naisy Dolar

Again, trying to go out on Tuesday on a positive note. The case for Naisy Dolar may not be as straight-forward, but it's not difficult either. Whether you care for Dolar or not, you have to admit that she has an impressive resume, suited for service at city hall. How many newly-elected (or selected) alderman have five or more years working downtown before they were elected? Ald. Stone didn't.

Naisy Dolar is as invested in the future of the ward as anyone. While Dolar may not have lived here all her life, she has for most of her life and all her adult life. She has children here and owns a home. She has strong ties to the community, both politically and through her activism.

Dolar was methodical in her preparation for this campaign. She ran for a Local School Council, and became involved in local education issues. She conducted her own survey of the community about issues of concern. She met with local influentials in the effort to hear their views (and convince them to support her). She has attempted to build a movement behind community participation.

Dolar has made much out of being the first Asian-American alderman. While I haven't heard that this has caught on among the Asian-Americans in our community (most of those I know support Stone), the cry for diversity has caught on in the greater Chicago area. Naisy Dolar has definitely excited a certain element in our area, and one expects that she would bring that energy and excitement to the city council.

Dolar is young and ambitious. Both could bode well for the 50th. One of the positives many of his supporters cite for Ald. Stone is that he's been there a long time. Dolar has that same potential, longevity in office.

Consider this an open thread about why you support Naisy Dolar in this election. Try to keep it positive.

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42 Comments:

At April 13, 2007 10:31 PM, Anonymous Doer for Dolar said...

I support Naisy because I've known her since 1998. She is smart, energetic, and committed to positive change. I like her ideas about a youth council in the ward. Go, Naisy Dolar on April 17. Thanks for such a great post, today, Jay.

 
At April 13, 2007 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ONLY case to be made for Dolar is to be FAKE of the YEAR.Nasty Naisy is so in DEBT to SEIU that she will be a total SEIU STOOGE.This is very important to realize, AS NAISY ONLY SEEKS TO BE EVERYONE ELSE'S REPRESENTATIVE SUCH ASONE ETHNIC

 
At April 14, 2007 1:26 AM, Anonymous Jim in Chicago said...

"She has attempted to build a movement behind community participation."

Not attempted, she HAS built such a movement. Win or lose, Naisy deserves credit for building a diverse, extremely motivated grassroots campaign. As someone who believes in "people power," this is exactly the kind of inclusive campaign that I want to see succeed, because if Naisy wins she won't be answerable to the Mayor or Walmart, but to the PEOPLE of the Ward. What a notion!

 
At April 14, 2007 1:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 11:15 -- Stone has more money from special interest groups than Naisy has from SEIU. So so much for being a stooge.

 
At April 14, 2007 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems to be moe interet in blasting stone then supporting dolar. She all talk and no action she little on deatil but big on promises which she wont be able to keep.

She clain to want to support unity but Stone gets hate mail grafitti and now my child was accusted by a dolar supported for passing stone material as volunteer work for school. So much for unity.. Oh and the Dolar supported who blogs here, the CPD will be paying you a visit this weekend.

 
At April 14, 2007 9:45 AM, Anonymous CAPSMAN said...

ONCE AGAIN,CARPETBAGGER JIM OF THE DISGUISED FASCISTS OF AMERICA (dfa) IS FEEDING PROPAGANDA TO THE READERS OF THIS BLOG.DOLAR IS BEHOLDEN TO HER FINANCIERS FROM SEIU,THE OUT OF WARD(AND OUT OF TOWNERS)WHO ARE HELPING SEIU IN FINANCING HER RACIAL CRUSADE,THE EXTREME "BLAME AMERICA FOR EVERYTHING" LEFT-WING WHACK-JOBS WHO ARE SHAKOWSKY SYCHOFANTS ,AND A CABAL OF SELF-APPOINTED "COMMUNITY SAVIORS" WHO DON'T HAVE THE COURAGE TO RUN THEMSELVES. THE "PEOPLE" DON'T FIGURE INTO IT.

 
At April 14, 2007 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ANON 8:27a.m. Posted is yet another example of the CONFRONTATIONAL tactics of the HATE-RIDDLED DOLAR CAMPAIGN.The Dolar High-Command are professional anti-American "organizers "from the icirr and confrontation and bad feeling is what they do.Now,our community has become the TARGET of these PROFESSIONAL HATE-Mongers.

 
At April 14, 2007 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dolar High-Command are professional anti-American "organizers "from the icirr and confrontation and bad feeling is what they do

I'm not sure about that and I don't like throwing the word anti-ameican around. They've got the right to say what they have. But, if the Dolar campaign tries to depict their candidate as someone with high morals and honesty, they've failed with the nonsensical hyperbole against Stone. And how about below the belt campaigning? They hit Brewer with that really negative campaign stuff about how he hadn't voted in the ward at the last minute and they keep using words like "cowardly" and "lying" against Stone. That makes them look really really bad. People don't like that language at all--and if it's true, you should be able to present the facts in such a light that the reader reaches that conclusion himself.

 
At April 14, 2007 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the Dolar-haters.
The end is near.
The sky is falling.
Too bad Stone is asleep & will miss it.

Go Naisy it's your birthday, it's your birthday....

 
At April 14, 2007 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The SEIU came out the worst in this election with that drivel material with the same charges. HOw much did that cost its members??????

And it was just a repeat of the same charges that Stone explained--if those four charges over a 34 year year term are the best they could do, they should have saved their members some money.

 
At April 14, 2007 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She has attempted to build a movement behind community participation."
Not attempted, she HAS built such a movement
Then let me ask you why does Naisy have her meetings on Friday and Saturday where those are the days the Jews Observe.
I believe she is leaving quite a bit of people out..

 
At April 14, 2007 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, anyone who serves on a LSC deserves some credit. I don't know what Naisy's local neighborhood school is and maybe she could have helped more needy children if she was on that council, but the fact remains that she is on a LSC.

If she is serving on teh Decatur LSC so that her kids will be able to get into the school, more power to her. Wish I had thought of it.

It would be a nice life. Open your aldermanic office a few blocks from where you live, walk your kids to school in the morning, spend some time in the office and downtown as needed and then be there in time to pick up the kids--all at a decent salary.

But, I don't think serving on the Decatur LSC is the same as serving on the Armstrong or Boone LSC. They don't get to test the kids--they have to take what they get.

 
At April 14, 2007 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's why I'm supporting Naisy Dolar, along with other reputable sources. She is endorsed by:
* Chicago Sun-Times
* Chicago Tribune
* American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31
* Service Employees International Union, Illinois State Council
* Independent Voters of Illinois - Independent Precinct Organization
* Fraternal Order of Police
* Chicago Police Sergeants' Association
* Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century
* Chicago NOW (National Organization for Women)
* Chicago Free Press
* Asian American Community Builder
* Asian Broadcasting Network
* Citizen Action/Illinois
* WILPOWER, Political Action Committee of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois
* Edgewater/Rogers Park DFA (Democracy for America)
* Illinois Committee for Honest Government

* Hon. Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Representative, 9th District of Illinois *newly added
* Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr., U.S. Representative, 2nd District of Illinois *newly added
* Hon. Mike Honda, U.S. Representative, 15th District of California
* Judge Abner Mikva (retired)
* Tammy Duckworth
* Hon. Anjana Hansen, 9th Ward Alderman, Evanston
* Hon. Jerry Clarito, Commissioner, Skokie Park District

 
At April 14, 2007 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is odd that there was a period of 2 weeks that the Dolar campaign waited before responding on the debate issue.

Then, they apparently responded to the Stone camp during Passover and set the timetable for a response over this holiest of jewish holidays. I don't think that someone with years of touted diversity training would do this accidentally.

 
At April 14, 2007 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:24 Do you have a mind of your own?

 
At April 14, 2007 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anon 12:39 and 12:40: Hi, Deb!

 
At April 14, 2007 1:23 PM, Blogger willow9 said...

>Anonymous said...
She has attempted to build a movement behind community participation."
Not attempted, she HAS built such a movement
Then let me ask you why does Naisy have her meetings on Friday and Saturday where those are the days the Jews Observe.
I believe she is leaving quite a bit of people out..

April 14, 2007 11:49 AM

You left something out...Sunday.

 
At April 14, 2007 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not voting for Dolar but the argument that she has no vested interest in the ward is ridiculous. Who cares where she went to high school unless it's inconsisent with some statement. Anyone who resides in the ward and pays taxes can be alderman of the ward.

 
At April 14, 2007 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
12:24 Do you have a mind of your own?

April 14, 2007 12:40 PM

Can any of her endorsers actualyy vote for Her. I Know Terry O,Brien and Irs Silverstein can and will vote for Stone.

AFSCME #31 sent more grievances t arbitration 2006 with the city of chicago then all other civikian union combined.However they lost most of them and have the worst success rate in arbitration again in thecity than any other union.

SEIU members cant come to work at Ohare airport on average 25% of the time.Hoever then could call in sick to work and then go to a union meeting and derail an agreement aimed at saving their jobs. So they get layed off and now SEIU is mad at Berny.. Thats why the r eal unions Plumbers, IBEW 134 etcsupprt Stone.

 
At April 14, 2007 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim in Chicago said...
"She has attempted to build a movement behind community participation."

Not attempted, she HAS built such a movement. Win or lose, Naisy deserves credit for building a diverse, extremely motivated grassroots campaign. As someone who believes in "people power," this is exactly the kind of inclusive campaign that I want to see succeed, because if Naisy wins she won't be answerable to the Mayor or Walmart, but to the PEOPLE of the Ward. What a notion!

6 months ago this wasa united and quite ward. We now have hate mail, grafitti and Blame everything on Stone. Plus it seem from last week event with the Mayor we are united behind Stone.

I have been called a thug, criminal and personally attached by atleast one Naisy supporter because I support Stone. That not unity. Well after Berny wins on April 17, we willbe at peace again after Naisy out of town campaign team leaves

 
At April 14, 2007 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, CAPSMAN - ARE YOU RUNNING? DO YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO RUN? AND AIT SEEMS THAT YOU ARE SAYING DOLAR HAS THE GUTS. THANKS! AND YOU ARE CORRECT FOR ONCE!

 
At April 14, 2007 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naisy supporters aren't leaving because we live here. This time or next time Stone supporters - your time is over. We're here to stay!

 
At April 14, 2007 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bed spellin and gramr kant ful no one eether.

 
At April 14, 2007 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

REPUBLICAN FOR DOLAR

Even though there are fewer than 500 of us in the 50th Ward serious Republicans must wish Naisy well because she is helping to destroy the lefty stranglehold on our area by creating such chaos in the Demo ranks.

Just as when Harold Washington became Mayor and the New Republicans under Vrdolyak became a force in Chicago politics, if an extreme multiculturalist like Dolar wins here, it will create fissures in the Demo ranks that will drive conservative Jews and Catholics into the only alternative -- the GOP.

Because of Dolar, Schakowsky is now no longer loved by many who once thought her unassailable.

GO Naisy, GO!

 
At April 14, 2007 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Naisy supporters aren't leaving because we live here. This time or next time Stone supporters - your time is over. We're here to stay!"

That's fine. Actually, it should be OUR time. This is America. Just get a better candidate next time.

 
At April 14, 2007 4:02 PM, Anonymous Jim in Chicago said...

"6 months ago this wasa united and quite ward."

Your history is as good as your spelling!

Elections don't create divisions. They shine a light on divisions that already exist. Of course, Stone is not the first politican to falsely claim to be "a uniter, not a divider"!

 
At April 14, 2007 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOIN US AT THE VICTORY PARTY!

Where: Piccolo Caffe Restaurant

2610 West Peterson Avenue


When: Tuesday, April 17, 8:00 - 11:00 PM



You know it. We know it. This is the party to be at on election day. As Naisy would say, "We have already won."

The 50th ward is forever changed with a new awakening and hope as citizens have become more involved than ever before in determining the future of the ward and the city of Chicago.

 
At April 14, 2007 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Naisy supporters aren't leaving because we live here. This time or next time Stone supporters - your time is over. We're here to stay!

April 14, 2007 2:43 PM



Bery will live to be 120!!!!

Anyways I did not say supporters,I said campaign team.



willow9 said...
>Anonymous said...
She has attempted to build a movement behind community participation."
Not attempted, she HAS built such a movement
Then let me ask you why does Naisy have her meetings on Friday and Saturday where those are the days the Jews Observe.
I believe she is leaving quite a bit of people out..

April 14, 2007 11:49 AM

You left something out...Sunday


Willow9 most experienced campaign workers in this ward no you dont hold event or canvass on Friday or Saturday especially in the Jewish areas of the Ward. However that is what an inexperienced campaign does just god forbid if they won all of Naisey meeting wouldbe on Saturday.

 
At April 14, 2007 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no case for Naisy Dolar!She and her "campaign team" have used every lie,untruth,innuendo and dirty tactic,including the FALSE accusations of "sign stealing" to attempt to fool the voters. The same tactics that BLEW UP on Brewer are going to do the same to Ms. Nasty.Also,I have to agree with those neighbors who see a bit of Fascism in the Dolar Campaign and its Tactics and Yes the Yellow Hats and now shirts do remind one of BROWNSHIRTS as does Dolar's BIG LIE Strategy.

 
At April 14, 2007 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dolar Lie Machine is in full operation ,now. They are pulling the same BIG LIE that was employed by the Brewer Campaign,accusing Stone's supporters of stealing their signs;see how well that worked out for Brewer.This is apparently Disguised Fascists of America standard DIRTY campaign procedure.What these whacko extremists and their Seiu allies do is to bring in unknowns ,in the middle of the night, and with a provided list remove THEIR OWN SIGNS,creating a real situation that they can play victim and make THEIR FALSE ACCUSATIONS.Their secondary goal in this unclean deed is to fire up their base and try to fool anyone else that they can.

 
At April 14, 2007 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who want to see their alderman more than a few times a year should vote for Dolar. People who want a chance to discuss issues without being yelled at or ignored or accused of being a Greg Brewer supporter(months before the petitions were even circulated!!)in front of the City Council Planning Board might want to consider voting for a new person and better customer service!!

 
At April 14, 2007 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Naisy supporters aren't leaving because we live here.

Where is here?? Evanston, Skokie, Lincolnwood,California,Outside the US. Or where ever the people from Craigs list came from!!!

 
At April 14, 2007 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dolar hired all these people off Craig list who are putting up signs just wherever they want. I went to a few houses today and the owners asked that the signs be removed as they never requested a dolar sign.
YES Go Berny !!!!

 
At April 14, 2007 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was kinda wondering about the sign stealing myself. if so many signs were stolen, how come nobody saw them being stolen. it crossed my mind that it was an opportunity for naisy dolar to actually look good by telling everybody just to come pick up some more. jan schakowsky was with her yesterday. maybe she gave her some political advice.

also, how can anyone use jesse jackson jr's endorsement as a reason to vote for dolar?

 
At April 14, 2007 10:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

also that naisylies site was so bad it caused me to wonder if maybe the dolar people put it up to make the stone people look bad. problem is you just can't trust her after what she did to brewer and her diatribe against stone.

we got nice mailings from stone today.

 
At April 15, 2007 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the former Brewer supporters I know support Naisy--and that includes Greg and MariAnn Brewer who have some nice big Dolar signs on their lawn. (At least they did, unless they were stolen--and yes, I know dozens of people whose signs were stolen. No one is making it up.)

Click on www.naisydolar.com under endorsements to see Greg's gracious, thoughtful endorsement.

 
At April 16, 2007 11:04 AM, Anonymous West Rogers Park Resident said...

To Anonymous – April 14, 1:37pm

I attended a coffee for Naisy last week that included Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Jan said that Ira Silverstein told her he did not authorize the use of his name on the Stone mailer that went out and after speaking with Ald. Stone about it told him to never use his name again on anything. Doesn’t sound like a man who will vote for Stone…

 
At April 16, 2007 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brewer only got 1500 some votes daisy will need all of those, not just the people you know. LOL. By the way they stole 2 of my big sign which are 4x8 vote for STONE April 17th

 
At April 16, 2007 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no case for daisy. did you happen to listen to Wls last night. Daisy got so upset she was not invited and couldnt answer the questions she had to hang up. Maybe thats why she didnt show at the debate.

 
At April 16, 2007 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ira Silverstein
is supporting Stone,is in his mailings and has a lawn sign. If he truly didnt want it he could simply remove the lawn sign. If he were supporting dolar he would have a dolar sign up but he doesnt....

 
At April 17, 2007 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"All of the former Brewer supporters I know support Naisy--and that includes Greg and MariAnn Brewer who have some nice big Dolar signs on their lawn."

That may be the ones you know but the rest of us went to Stone.

 
At April 17, 2007 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can only speak for yourself--I've met dozens in my campaign work.

 

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