Ya know I've been called a whole lot of things in my life. Some good. Some bad. Some downright evil, but up until today it has never been suggested that I engage in "anti- semitic faux digital blackface-style Jew performance art".
This guy is Amy Crawford's biggest twitter supporter. Now all candidates get stuck with some strange supporters, but this is beyond weird. Someone needs to get this guy help before he hurts himself. Maybe this is the reason that he, a self proclaimed former millionaire, had to move to Uptown and slum it with the rest of the hoi polloi such as myself.
Really click on this pic and behold the mania and the hatred. This is the post at Uptown Update he is referring to.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
I've purloined small sections of this from comments earlier made at either the Uptown Update blogspot page or the Uptown Update Facebook page. Thank you to those who posted the comments. At this point I don't recall exactly where I got what as I'm still suffering from my PTSD. Post Traumatic Shiller Disorder. Really this has been sitting unpublished for weeks and I simply don't recall what I purloined.
Who is Amy Crawford? How many residents of the 46th Ward had ever heard of her prior to her initial campaign announcement? My guess is her immediate neighbors in her condominium building and maybe a dozen others. Maybe.
Now she's lived in Uptown for over ten years. Anyone recall seeing her at a public meeting say prior to October 5th of last year when her candidacy became public? Anyone? Bueller? I didn't and I follow politics like Rahm Emanuel follows his poll numbers. The sum of her local political involvement seemed to be some donations to local candidates. She did take some time off to work for then Senator Obama's Presidential campaign in 2008 in her home state of Ohio. Many good things have come from Ohio. John Glenn. US Grant. William Tecumseh Sherman and the Wright Brothers. I wouldn't put Amy Crawford in that illustrious company; however, after she loses the election I will be willing to discuss a fundraiser to send her into space like John Glenn. Does kickstarter have one way into space fundraisers? I kid I would want her to return so I could mock her some more. Thpppppt!
Now Amy Crawford does have an impressive academic and work record. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. If you want to impress people go to Harvard. If you want to learn the law go to the University of Chicago Law School. She clerked for a federal judge in Northwest Indiana and has worked for Kirkland and Ellis for about ten years. Now she's a partner at Kirkland and Ellis which is arguably the best law firm in the country. Now "partner" at Kirkland is a bit different than "partner" at some other firms, but there is no arguing that she's a successful attorney. It seems likely though that she's right at the cusp of being made an equity partner or being shown the door. It's up or out at Kirkland, but it seems like she's trying to find her own path out of Kirkland. I intend to stand in her way on that path yelling "None Shall Pass".
Now why did a hard working attorney who recently adopted an infant boy with her partner decide to run in a ward where she had little prior involvement? Well if you follow the links at this Uptown Update post you may get some ideas. Seems the former campaign manager for Denice Davis has some ideas and names like Shiller come up and groups like ONE are mentioned. I suggest those of you interested read through my incisive and witty comments on the post also.
Some of you may be asking the following question:
IrishPirate why the anti Amy feelings?
Simply put she's running against my candidate and I think James Cappleman is better suited by experience and temperament to be the alderman of our fine ward. Does Amy Crawford likely have a higher IQ than James? Yep. I likely have a higher IQ than her and never trust a man who says trust me, but I am in no way suited to elective office. Considering what I've seen from her campaign I don't think she's suited for office. Just her smug looks at the various forums and the flat out bullshit way she answers questions differently depending on the answer she suspects the questioner wants makes her unsuited for office.
Come on Amy
Let's do the twist
Come on Amy
Let's do the twist
Take me by my voting hand
And go like this
She can twist though.
Look to question 30 on the IVI/IPO questionnaire she filled out.
Do you support Casino gambling in Chicago?
I am against Casino gambling in Chicago.
Then on the Sun Times questionnaire she said the opposite. It's question 9.
Do you support, in general concept, establishing a gambling casino in Chicago?
THAT'S OUR AMY!
Saying exactly what each endorsement board likely wanted to hear!
You know looking over her answers on various questionnaires is a veritable treasure trove of bullshit. That's our Amy!
Here's the question and answer on her IVI/IPO questionnaire.
What measures will you vote for to reform the city pension plan and ensure its solvency?
A pension is a promise. The courts have been clear that pension benefits offered to existing workers cannot be diminished. All options need to be on the table to ensure we dedicate proper funding to the mismanaged City pension funds and protect vulnerable retirees on a fixed income. I have discussed potential revenue-raising options above. I also believe we need help from the State to fund teacher pensions.
Then this is the Crawfordian bullshit on the Sun Times questionnaire:
Do you support restructuring the pension systems, inevitably reducing benefits, to put the funds on sound financial footing?
Yes or No: A qualified yes.
Look at the links again so you can see and read all her "nuance". It's amazing that each endorsement questionnaire provides the type of "nuance" likely to garner her the endorsement of the particular group.
Look to question 30 on the IVI/IPO questionnaire she filled out.
Then on the Sun Times questionnaire she said the opposite. It's question number ONE. Which probably gives you an idea of what answer the Sun Times was looking for. They got the answer they wanted.
THAT'S OUR AMY.
Now watch the video Cortez Duquette put together where Denice Davis eviscerates Amy Crawford for taking conflicting positions on more low income housing in the 46th Ward. Sadly, I don't think anyone will be surprised that Amy Crawford said one thing in one forum and another thing at a forum hosted by a group that supports more low income housing.
THAT'S OUR AMY.
More recently the Second City Cop website took her on. I freely admit I was one of the people who contacted them. It looks like there were others too.
To make a long SCC cop post short Amy is actively seeking the involvement of the worst members of the Shillerista coalition. The cop haters, the cop watchers, the people who actively make it more difficult to arrest the scum bags who deal drugs and shoot up the neighborhood and their fellow human beings. Read the link. Don't believe me.
Now there is plenty wrong with American policing, but aligning oneself with those folks is NOT going to make policing better. To quote the Rolling Stones to those idiots "every cop is a criminal".
A gentleman was shot and killed by the police yesterday at the Nawlins' airport while menacing people with a machete and he had home made explosives on hand also. Cop who shot and killed the man also shot one of the people he was attacking. Thankfully that TSA agent will recover and thanked the cop. What would Amy's cop hating supporters say? They would ask why the police didn't taser the machete wielding man or why they didn't talk him down or offer him warm milk and a cookie never acknowledging that the entire event from beginning to shots being fired probably lasted less than 30 seconds. Nope if an event like that happened in Uptown the marching would be going on.
The demands would be made and the mother of the departed would be inundated with attorneys looking to sue the police department because her machete and explosives wielding son was wrongfully killed by the evil police.
Again there is plenty wrong with American policing and I believe in police wearing cameras and some other stuff that a whole lot of cops don't like, but I'm not naive enough to believe that cops are a bigger problem than criminals. Amy's erstwhile allies are not on the side of mom and apple pie. They are on the side of the criminals and don't YOU forget it MISTER and MS AMERICA. Gawd, did I just channel some Fox news idiot?
Now today in the snail mail I received a very funny flyer from the Crawford campaign. Yea Team Amy! It had cartoons and basically portrayed her as a crime fighter and Cappleman as a crime enabler. To quote my dead Irish dad she couldn't put a patch on Cappleman's ass when it comes to fighting crime. I'm not sure exactly what that phrase means, but I know it's not complimentary. I should have asked my dad, but he was too busy telling me to "shut the fuck up when you're talking to me" so I never got around to it. I guess I could have explained the paradox of shutting the fuck up and talking at the same time, but since he had been an All Ireland championship boxer and was quick with his fists discretion was the better part of valor. In 1972 he decided to try to hit one of my older brothers and said brother knocked his ass out with one punch which was something that the Irish sporting newspapers of the forties and fifties said couldn't be done. It was his only loss by knockout. He was never the same again and died of shame ten years later when it became apparent that even one of my sisters was tall enough and man enough to kick his butt.
Anyhoo I have a hard time picturing an Alderman Crawford taking the time and making the effort like Cappleman did with Weiss Plaza. Now I wouldn't expect Amy to do that even though she lives a block over. Someone might have to explain to her where Weiss Plaza is. Follow the links in the link. Then since many of her loudest and bestest supporters are clearly gang enablers would she really be willing to take the gangs on? I just don't know. I suspect she's only using them and would cross them in a heartbeat if necessary and if it offered her any short term gain. Just the way she changes her positions based on who she is talking to and what answer she suspects they want.
Speaking of suspects some people are suggesting that Amy Crawford offered Denice Davis the position of being her Chief of Staff if elected in exchange for her support. I doubt it and I know that Denice Davis is smart enough not to believe it if it was offered. It's clear that Amy Crawford will say about anything to get elected. I was going to make an allusion to the famous Klondike Bar commercial asking "what would you do for a Klondike Bar", but I realized that Amy is a lesbian and some idiots would accuse me of making a subtle anti lesbian jab. I don't do subtle very well. You may have noticed that. As for Amy's lesbianism this isn't Utah and I doubt many 46th warders will be swayed one way or another by it. Anyway in a gay man versus lesbian battle where would the anti gay crowd go? Probably to Crew to watch some sports with Aaron Schock's abs. Now that was a jab at Aaron and his abs.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Well here's that photo that the Amy is Awesome campaign posted last week and then "misplaced". It's such a nice photo. It made me sad to think it disappeared. In fact before posting this I checked with my 1st amendment attorneys over at Dewey Cheatham and Howe. Some Amy is Awesome supporters have interesting views of the First Amendment. In Amyworld anything critical of Amy is verboten. Even parody! Naughty naughty.
Please send a letter to my IP provider asking that this be taken down. PLEASE.
Right now I will just post the photo. Others can discuss the associations that some of the people in this photo may have.