Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Stone Slept Here

Ald. Stone and his family have spent a lot of time denying that he takes naps frequently in public. I know that the last few times that I've seen him, he fell asleep.

Some people were even offended that Stone's opponents used the famous picture of him asleep during City Council this spring. "He was just resting his eyes," is the common refrain.

For some unknown reason, the fact that Stone in known to sleep at work, in public, and often is something that he wants to cover up. Now we have new pictures of Stone asleep at a public meeting taken by the person sitting next to him. We have first hand testimony to the fact that Stone was asleep. [These pictures are clearly from Mr. Gernhardt's cell phone. I was wrong; see comments.]

It wouldn't be so disturbing that Stone falls asleep if he didn't do it so often and didn't try to deny it. Why lie about it? We all wish that we could get paid for sleeping on the job. If you are our alderman, you can! No wonder so many people want to be alderman. But don't lie about it.

hat tip: The 'Broken Heart' of Rogers Park

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At June 19, 2007 5:57 PM, Blogger Craig Gernhardt said...

For the record, these were taken from a regular Panasonic digital camera.

The angle was from my knees, as not to tip off Pat Camden in the background. Otherwise I would've video'ed the whole twenty minute snooze for your pleasure.

The cell phone thingie sounds so cheesy.

At June 19, 2007 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at that Press Conference-Ald. Stone was concentrating on what was being said, when the "clever" Mr. Gernhardt decided to go DOWN-LOW and from his KNEES committed a real illusionary ATROCITY;of course,you couldn't post this excrement fast enough . Using tactics like this,one can readily see why Gernhardt deserves to have his Rogers Pk Heart Broken in his Morse Hell Hole.-This LOW-BLOW artist apparently wants to drag us all into his Hell Hole.

At June 19, 2007 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well we hope he was dreaming of how not to ruin the 50th Ward, something Ald. Stone has done a fine job of until now! I'm sure the Capsman will be firing his vitrolic rubbish for this one.

At June 19, 2007 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At June 19, 2007 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

resting his chin on his chest and closing his eyes helps him CONCENTRATE!

At June 19, 2007 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was a FLUKE!

his eyes are not CLOSED the camera caught him BLINKING!

At June 19, 2007 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


That's how Berny ALWAYS looks when Ilana takes her arm out of the back of his coat!

At June 20, 2007 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You ROGERS PARK ruffians! The BATTLE for truth is JOINED!!!! Can a man not concentrate? He is clearly resting his eyes NOT SLEEPING as your distortions claim?I WILL NOT ALLOW THE MAN TO BE disgraced!!!

At June 20, 2007 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


then for god's sake get him OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE

let him sleep ALL HE WANTS, he has EARNED IT

stop pushing him & propping him up for your own sakes, leave him ALONE

he is a disgrace for ALL of us

At June 20, 2007 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those last two are comedy-First a post ,using CAPS,to create the FALSE impression that someone else made it,than a rebuttal to it. So,somebody,NOT THE REAL CAPSMAN,is having a FAKE argument with themselves,all for the purpose of the continuous assault on Stone.

At June 20, 2007 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous June 20, 2007 10:09 AM is NOT ME! It is FAKE! I am the one and only TRUE CAPSMAN! Some left-wing Fascist thinks they can fool people by throwing in some CAPITAL LETTERS, bad punctuation, insults, and charges of racism! All to ATTACK Alderman Stone, a good Jew and committed Zionist! Jay you must censor these FALSE CAPSMAN posts or you are a race traitor! If this keeps up I may be forced to abandon anonymous posting!

At June 20, 2007 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna trust the word of the person sitting next to Bernie that he was asleep. If he wasn't asleep, he wouldn't have been nudged to wake up for his speech.

At June 20, 2007 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, you take the word of a Liar, if it gives you a phony script with which to attack Stone.I was there-Stone was sitting at the end of the row,with Gernhardt to his left and nobody to his right so WHO nudged Him? And ,obviously false post identities are your specialty as your 11:20 post is yet another example of.You are really over the top.

At June 20, 2007 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the broken heart blog:

Note to Alderman Stone. Never sit down next to Mr. 'Broken Heart' and fall asleep.

Today at the Operation Triple Threat press conference, Good ole' Bernie decided to sit next to me and immediately fell sound asleep.

What he was doing there in the first place is beyond me. It wasn't his ward the bust went down in. But sure enough, there he was, right next to me, and taking a nap.

When Police spokesperson Pat Camden, nudged him awake for his portion of the speech, which was nothing more than the same bullshit lines we got earlier, I got to drill him. For once, Bernie was speechless. He couldn't answer a single question, except to tell us the gangs are "getting worse."

At June 20, 2007 1:55 PM, Anonymous Don't Just Stand There said...

Haha. Bernie has been caught again! This is funny. And it's hardly what you would call a natural position to "concentrate" in. It's a little painful (try it at home). The only possible explanation is that he's asleep, and we have an eyewitness account to prove it! Priceless.

At June 20, 2007 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no question that Stone is asleep in these pictures. That said, they are funny. Craig, did he snore? Make funny noises?

At June 20, 2007 3:08 PM, Anonymous Stone Cold Asleep said...

Funniest post ever!

At June 20, 2007 6:32 PM, Blogger Craig Gernhardt said...

What makes Alderman Stone such a good public sleeper is his ability to stay stealth while nodding out.

At June 20, 2007 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well perhaps we will get lucky and the next time Bernie falls asleep he will have a heavenly vision telling him how much God is displeased with his public service and upon waking up he will resign. What a blessed day that will be for the 50th Ward!

At June 21, 2007 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the chambers
The council chambers
Our Bernie sleeps tonight
In the meeting
The quiet meeting
Our Bernie sleeps tonight

A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh

Near the district
The 24th district
Our Bernie sleeps tonight
Near the gangsters
The worsening gangsters
Our Bernie sleeps tonight

A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh

Hush, my darling
Don't complain my darling
Our Bernie sleeps tonight
Hush, my darling
Don't cry my darling
Our Bernie sleeps tonight

At June 21, 2007 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

> ... he will resign ...

Let's hope it happens sooner rather than later!


from today until our right to elect our own alderman expires!

mark your calendars

January 21, 2009

Chicago Loss of Voting Rights Day

65 ILCS 5/3.1‑10‑50 Vacancies

At June 21, 2007 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Stone-Bashing Cretins are demonstrating what human trash they are.At least they make our neighbors see how Illegitimate their continuous lynchings ,electronically,of Ald. Stone are,because all they want to do is keep the HATE-ORGY going,while blaming others.They talk about ,"RESPECTING NEIGHBORS",but it is they who deserve only scorn for their DISRESPECT of the Alderman and those of us who are proud to support him,a.k.a.,the MAJORITY!

At June 21, 2007 1:55 PM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...

Since anon 9:55 is Hugh,(he posted mirror post elsewhere under his own name),he TOO should no longer be posting anon., here. What's good for one is good for all,if you're fair.Since Hugh is a leader in the "Demonize Stone" Campaign,he should be happy to sign all of his posts.

At June 21, 2007 2:44 PM, Blogger Craig Gernhardt said...

With all this love, I'm thinking of spending a few months covering Alderman Stone's adventures in sleep-walking. I'm getting bored of Joe anyway.

At June 21, 2007 3:09 PM, Blogger Jay said...

Craig, you are always welcome here! If you hadn't figured out, the poster formerly known as CAPSMAN and now known as thrumyeyesinc is apparently a staffer for Ald. Stone, and most likely Ilana (my view).

At June 21, 2007 3:23 PM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...

GERNHARDT:remember one fact of life-every action has a reaction!you should keep your "Broken Heart" in the 49th Ward and not continue in the hate campaign against Stone.The 50th ward has enough phony "community activists" engaging in the HATE-ORGY , so Keep your HELLHOLE where it belongs!

At June 21, 2007 3:25 PM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...

No Jay,I'm not Ilana,just one of the MAJORITY who supports Stone.

At June 21, 2007 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stone's going down. It's just a question of when.

At June 21, 2007 4:23 PM, Blogger Jay said...

I don't think you can accurately say that we know whether Stone is supported by a majority of the 50th. You may think that he is and I may think that he's not, but we don't really know.

At June 21, 2007 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what to do-Let's call Richard Roberts, Oral's son, and see if he can get Ald Stone healed of falling asleep on the job. We will also see if we can get the CAPSMAN healed of his stupidity, hatred, and poor spelling!

At June 21, 2007 10:40 PM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...


At June 22, 2007 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Jay,I'm not Ilana,just one of the MAJORITY who supports Stone.


what City dept. do you work for?

alderman's office?

Streets & San?

park district?


At June 22, 2007 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JS the marority of voters who voted on April 17 chose sSone. Under our system ,that is the majority. So the majority has spoken. Those who did not vote or voted for the other canidate or cant vote, sorry but that our system


At June 22, 2007 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way you can say that the Sleeping Man is supported by a majority of our community. Stone is despised by most of the people who live here. Absolutely despised. When you talk to him, he's rude. When you call the office, they're obnoxious. When you talk to city workers, they laugh at you. Hate is actually not too strong a word for the reactions that people have when the Sleeping Man is mentioned.

At June 22, 2007 9:09 AM, Blogger Jay said...


At June 22, 2007 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he is hated by everyone, why did he trounce all the candidates you put up against him? He got like 48% of the vote in a 4 person primary. Just because the 2 people you talk do not like him does not mean everyone hates him.

At June 22, 2007 10:48 AM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...

Well,at least anon.9:02 is an honest, self-admitted HATE-MONGER. Bernard Stone did NOTHING to warrant the HATRED continuosly being heaped on him for over a year by the CRETIN BRIGADE! If the Fraudulant "wonderful neighbors" had any of the decency they delude themselves into thinking they have,they would know there is a difference betwween Political Opposition and VISCERAL HATRED.

At June 22, 2007 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you hate Stone so much?

If you loved Berny you would LET HIM RETIRE! He could recline by the pool in Arizona and nap to his heart's content. He has earned it after 3 decades of public service.

Instead you USE him. To you Stone is a lump of flesh occupying the office that guarantees your jobs. You are so fearful of having to fend for yourself that you drag an old man around humiliating him, depriving him of his dignity, his very humanity.

You are a monster.

At June 22, 2007 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stone won't do sh*t for you if you're not Jewish. He won't fix your curb, he won't fix your sidewalk. He won't clean your alley, he won't remove snow from your streets. It's no wonder that he evokes a visceral reaction. Unless you live on the west side of the Ward, Stone isn't your friend. And I think that sucks.

At June 22, 2007 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have to agree with 11:37- I am Jewish and lived on Morse & ridge until 2002 and it was exactly as he suggested. No services from Stone. "A blessed day for the 50th Ward,when Stone is out of his office and his ignorant supporters disappear!"

At June 22, 2007 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6-22 10:52 am is absolutely correct!
The "majority" of Stone votes came from vacancy...land, apartments and minds. What a SHAME!

At June 23, 2007 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

> the marority of voters who voted on April 17 chose sSone.

That's all you care about Stone:

1. he wins elections

2. he has a pulse

3. he guarantees your jobs

Your problem is you can't figure out who else to run that could win and agree keep you on. Who you gonna run? Ilana? Moses? HA! Anyone ELSE you run would be CRUSHED.

So you PUSH him into running again & again. You run him into the ground, you humiliate him in public. You rob him of his reputation: all people will remember of him is his falling asleep. And why? To keep your pathetic jobs. With friends like you, he doesn’t need enemies.

Money for nothing. Job security. Patronage chief. That's all Stone is to you: an ATM that spits out taxpayer money twice a month.

In my church, USING people is a serious transgression, and there is judgment. How about in yours?

At June 23, 2007 9:54 PM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...

You sure can't beat "moderation"can you-I post the o-t-h-e-r side to the hatred and you "moderate "it;the Anti-Stone bile gets posted and that passes your CENSORSHIP. Anon. 9:23 and the Finkelstein defender put up nonsense and falsehoods, but as long as Stone and his supporters are the targets ,their vicious posts are welcomed by you.Don't claim to be for FREE SPEECH-YOU'RE NOT!

At June 24, 2007 8:44 AM, Blogger Jay said...

You know what the rules are to post here. If you can't play by them, don't expect to see your posts. It's as simple as that. You've already been exposed for lying about the position of people here. I won't allow you to throw around that label without proof. It's a knee-jerk response, and I'm not sure that you can write about your neighbors without throwing around hate words. I get the feeling you just don't like the people here (except Ald. Stone, of course). This is not a forum for your hatred for your neighbors.

At June 24, 2007 11:16 AM, Anonymous THRU said...


At June 24, 2007 11:24 AM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...

so,have you decided to be fair?

At June 24, 2007 12:05 PM, Anonymous Don't Just Stand There said...

I vote no. Capsman uses harsh language to spew his hatred. We don't need that. I don't want to read that.

At June 24, 2007 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let him go! Let him go! YAY!

At June 24, 2007 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got no problem with CAPSMAN moving on. Can't say I will miss him one iota.

At June 24, 2007 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


this I'd like to see

bring it!

lots of people dumber than you have set up blogs - it's point & click - you can do it!

I can't wait to see how many participants you have at 50thwardvenomspew.blogspot.com

and I can't wait to see how you demonstrate your idea of free speech at your blog

At June 24, 2007 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay, thanks for understanding that we don't want or need to see such vitriol when reading about the neighborhood. We know that Stone won the vote, he just doesn't have our hearts with him.

At June 24, 2007 4:06 PM, Blogger thrumyeyesinc said...

Now those three are an example of the "nice,wonderful neighbors" I refer to.Either they don't realize(very doubtful) the tone and HATRED of their ANTI-STONE/ANTI-STONE SUPPORTERS posts or they are WORLD CLASS HYPOCRITS.What they don't realize is that SILENCING BY CENSORSHIP those in opposition to their HATRED proves my point. If there are any FAIR-MINDED readers of this site,they see the TRUTH.

At June 24, 2007 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are we voting on?

At June 24, 2007 4:39 PM, Blogger Jay said...

We aren't voting on anything. CAPSMAN seems to think that anyone who expresses a different view is anti-Semitic, and (s)he has said this over and over and over and over. I had warned that, unless (s)he has proof (something he has never offered), that I won't allow him/her to post repetitive comments. I think we all know what CAPSMAN thinks about his or her neighbors. No need to offend us again.

At June 24, 2007 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't say I would be broken-hearted if I didn't see the Alderpawn's comments here.

At June 25, 2007 3:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me, Jay, that you have been exceedingly fair to the Stone supporters here, given you point of view. I'm not against a counter-site, I think the more the merrier!

At June 25, 2007 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping it real and for giving a voice to the neglected citizens in our neighborhood. I don't come here often, but when I do, I usually feel more hopeful for our future.

At July 02, 2007 4:01 PM, Blogger Bill Morton said...

Alderman Stone was sleeping during almost the entire proceedings on the day we spoke in the Council Chambers to save the Adelphi Theater in the 49th ward.

If fact, he only woke to assist Joe Moore in yelling at us to get off the microphone.

Of course, I did continue, to have my statement recorded on the official record.


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