Rauner/Emanuel

The Tribune, Sun-Times, and Crains have endorsed Rahm Emanuel for mayor. It figures: They also all endorsed Bruce Rauner, whose campaign contributors  included most of the fat cats who’ve swollen Emanuel’s campaign coffers. A former investment banker, Emanuel is a DINO (Democrat In Name Only). His loyalties are firmly with the one percent. We need a […]

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Dan Biss and the political cost to Democrats of pension theft.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
A key factor in Bruce Rauner getting the keys to the Springfield governor’s mansion is the role that Democrats and Pat Quinn played in pension theft. Public employees and retired public employees across the state would not vote for Quinn because of his role in passing and signing Senate Bill…

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Rahm, DFER slime machine attacks Chicago Progressive Caucus Alderman John Arena.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) is a corporate education reform group that is working hand in glove with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political action committee, Chicago Forward. Chicago Forward raised $3 million to spend on preventing progressive challenges to incumbent aldermen. In many of these wards this effort has fallen…

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Rahm goes shopping for a city.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
kentmcdanielwrites:I hope it’s not enough. Originally posted on Fred Klonsky: View original

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When it comes to running things, Wall Street is getting rid of the middleman.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
As Bruce Rauner becomes Illinois’ new governor it appears to signify a change in the way Wall Street does things. In the past they would have someone like Pat Quinn do their dirty work. That is why we watched the greasy spectacle of a populist Democrat claiming he was born to…

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Bipartisan victory for Wall Street and pension theft.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Chicago Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley. Last night, fifty-seven House Democrats voted for the Republican spending bill. It handed Wall Street relief from the limited restrictions placed on them by the Frank-Dodd law passed following the 2008 financial crash. It also included a massive theft of private sector pensions. The spending…

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Will the pay-to-play pension scandals taint a new governor and bring down a mayor?

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
- From Mark Anderson in the Ward Room Isn’t it ironic that when it comes to pensions, two of the state’s most powerful politicians—Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Rauner—are claiming to be reformers even as they continue to rake in campaign contributions from the very firms currently making millions by managing…

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“I made a mistake.”

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson tries to join protesters. Another riot nearly ensues. . The other day Rahm said he made a mistake. He’s made many. But he only copped to one: Naming the planned north side selective admission high school after Barack Obama. “In my rush to honor our…

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Time Is A blue Sky

Originally posted on Dumbfounding Stories :
ABOUT TIME, COVER I wrote “Time Is A blue Sky” around 1975, and finally got around to recording it (for About Time) in 2000. It was last summer, August of 2014, though, before I ever got around to playing it out. I don’t know why. I work in mysterious ways–like you…

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Rahm’s paid “volunteers.”

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Karen Lewis comes to Logan Square tomorrow. Training for her volunteers starts Saturday. The problem for Rahm is that Chicago politics is not like it was in the old days. When Dick Mell ran this ward, if you wanted a job with the city you had to “volunteer” to, among…

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