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Re: “Good old Joe

Kate, you clearly struck a nerve with Joe "Foie Gras" Moore, who, in the opinion of most, is about as Old School as a Chicago politician can be. Remember when he loudly proclaimed he would no longer accept "campaign donations" from developers, only to renege on that promise when he determined he couldn't keep his job without them? Or how about the 16-year stretch when he literally did nothing to earn his pay because his elections were unchallenged? And when half of his constituents decided to throw the bum out and a candidate with virtually no campaign funds whipped his pants and forced him into a runoff, Mr. Progressive was miraculously well versed in every slimey Old School political trick needed to barely stay employed. Since then, he's figured out that he can still get away with doing nothing of real value for his ward if he lets Rogers Park residents vote on pretty murals.

Please Joe, for the good of your ward, the city council and foie gras lovers everywhere, figure out some dirty trick to ensure you get the EPA job.

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Posted by NorthSideHugh on 01/25/2012 at 9:08 AM

Re: “The final days of Gay Chicago

That blog was a screaming, ranting, foaming-at-the-mouth bag of crazy. Much like its author.

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Posted by NorthSideHugh on 12/08/2011 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Alderman Moore, I Think This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

I agree about Joe's city-wide failures; however, I also believe he has failed even moreso at the local level. He's been in office for more than 20 years and typically only shows up every four years when he needs to pull every slimy trick in the book just to keep his job. He is at his worst when he is campaigning. He will literally lie and say anything he has to just because he could not hold a job in the private sector.

If you look at what he has done for the 49th ward and consider he has had more than 20 years on the job, his accomplishments are less than minimal. He essentially takes credit for everything and hopes it sticks. He has no plan for bringing business to Rogers Park, for example, yet every time an entrepreneur takes the leap and opens shop in his ward, there stands Joe acting as if he's done something. It's easier than coming up with an original idea.

Joe simply isn't very smart, which keeps him from making any kind of real difference in a ward that needs real change and leadership

Sure, he's been bragging something awful about the participatory budgeting process, yet it has not addressed any of the important issues in the ward. It's window dressing that has resulted in plans for a few murals and a possible dog park, while the streets in his ward go unrepaired. None of the projects have actually launched, and he's so far over budget that we're likely screwed for multiple years. The community participants feel good because they think they're part of something that makes a difference -- even though it doesn't -- so they vote for him. And Joe just keeps bragging about it all because nobody gives it a close look.

Joe is the worst kind of hypocrite. He whines about the Old School Machine because it gets him attention, yet he operates in the exact same way.

Kind of like sucking up to the new mayor in hopes of increasing his chances of keeping a job for which he does almost no work.

Posted by NorthSideHugh on 04/27/2011 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Alderman Moore, I Think This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

Perhaps because Emanuel is talking about reducing the number of Chicago alderman from 50 to 25, and Joe's claims to fame are a ban on foie gras, which made him a laughing stock, and his participatory budgeting program, which is now $.3 million in the hole and has left his ward's streets in complete disrepair?

You do the math.

Posted by NorthSideHugh on 04/27/2011 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Alderman Moore, I Think This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership

Joe Moore is likely scared shitless, given his complete lack of action in his ward, his dedication to such inane legislation as The Great Foie Gras Ban, and Rahm's talk of cutting the number of deadbeat Chicago aldermen in half. Joe should be worried.

Posted by NorthSideHugh on 04/27/2011 at 9:31 AM

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