Investigators raid home, office of Co...

Investigators raid home, office of Cook County regional schools...

There are 128 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 1, 2009, titled Investigators raid home, office of Cook County regional schools.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Investigators raided the home and office of the Cook County regional schools superintendent Wednesday, carting out laptop computers, cell phones and boxes of files, sources said.

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Kylia

Chicago, IL

#116 Jul 2, 2009
I Monticus wrote:
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This is suburban Cook County that does not include Chicago.
Learn before you speak.
Monticus, Sorry to inform you of this. I know geography was not taught well in school, but Chicago is in Cook County. Your tax dollars support this and every other county office as well as mine. And by the way where does most of the County's "leadership" come from? You guessed right, Chicago.
Just remember in Illinois: There's somethings money can't buy, an intelligent politician is one of them.
Poly sci pro

Chicago, IL

#117 Jul 2, 2009
It's the chicago way, there is literally 3 people in government that are not corrupt.
Mark in Chicago

United States

#118 Jul 2, 2009
Dale wrote:
This be racist.
Sure looks like it.
Another racist attack on a black politician.
Full disclosure

Springfield, IL

#119 Jul 2, 2009
Hmm wrote:
And on another point, why do they have regional offices anyway? All they do is act as intermediary between local districts and the state board. They don't do anything that districts couldn't do themselves.
http://www.isbe.net/regionaloffices/pdf/roedi...
Bingo, the regional offices are nothing but a WASTE of taxpayer money.
Mark

United States

#120 Jul 2, 2009
Mark in Chicago wrote:
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Sure looks like it.
Another racist attack on a black politician.
This elected official is being judged by the content of his character (none), not by the melanin in his skin.

“Freedom is not Free”

Since: Nov 08

Berwyn, IL

#121 Jul 2, 2009
Jeff wrote:
Stroger appointee. Is anyone really surprised anymore?
No
Todd Stroger

Romeoville, IL

#122 Jul 2, 2009
Come on man give me a break my Auntie Pearl forced me to hire him or else. Charlie is Auntie Pearls 2nd cousin from her mother's side of the family, like I said I had no choice in this. Now to make matter worse that worthless nephew of mine gets out of the joint next month and he wants the job after they throw Charlie out.

Yours Truly,
Toddy Stroger
A man of the people's
The Crooks In DC wrote:
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No
Todd Stroger

Romeoville, IL

#123 Jul 2, 2009
Your wrong this is just another attempt by the man to bring down a brother.
Mark wrote:
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This elected official is being judged by the content of his character (none), not by the melanin in his skin.
no surprise here

Lombard, IL

#124 Jul 2, 2009
Devils Advocate wrote:
Just one more fine example of Chicago's Democratic politics at work. No wonder this state is broke and broken! The Democrats motto "Service to our pocketbooks first... Service to the taxpayers last" When will you idiots stop voting Democrat????
Did you notice that the Trib article never mentions Flowers' political party - which is "Democrat?"

Come on, Trib. Flowers is a DEMOCRAT. You don't seem to have any problem identifying Republicans when they are involved in scandals, i.e., Republican Mark Sanford. A search on "Mark Sanford Republican" shows dozen of articles in the Trib since June 24, 2009, clearly identifying him as a Republican.

On the other hand, I found only three articles in a Trib search for the Charles Flowers scandal since June 17, 2009, and only ONE of the three articles identified Flowers as a Democrat.

How about some even-handed reporting for a refreshing change! Isn't a LOCAL political scandal (Flowers) that has direct ramifications for Cook County residents much more relevant to Trib readers than the juicy PERSONAL affair of a South Carolina governor?

Oh, I forgot. The Trib is one of the biggest cheerleaders of Democrats generally and Obama's specifically. No unbiased reporting can be expected from the left-wing Trib that, i.e., slobbered and drooled over every move of Obama with the "Obama Watch" second-by-second coverage.

The Trib's lack of journalistic integrity and the Trib's hypocrisy is breathtaking.

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#125 Jul 2, 2009
TPM wrote:
Brilliant comeback it take you all day to work on it?<quoted text>
Not all that brilliant, but still altogether true, and no, the lint dictated.

I still stand by it, too.

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#126 Jul 2, 2009
Greg wrote:
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It starts at conception.
Some places really have difficult zygote AP classes.

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#127 Jul 2, 2009
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Since you are going to call me 'illiterite', Limp-Pin, then you should know, or actually I know you don't, that it is spelled 'illiterate' and it should be proceeded by the indefinite article 'an' not 'a'.

I feel so stupid!

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#128 Jul 2, 2009
TPM wrote:
Can,t wait to party with someone who calls themselves I Monticus and spends his day criticizing people who are fed up with a corrupt government how about you go away and watch CNBC.<quoted text>
You are right on the money. TPM is a much cooler thing to call yourself. My moniker is my way of poking fun at myself, and is not meant to impress your neanderthal proclivities.

There is no way you could afford to drink with me, and the lint would never put up with competition, regardless how weak, from the likes of you.

Now if you can read this and still think I take myself seriously enough to be affected by any criticism you think you are meting out, then you are thick beyond belief.

The lint concurs.

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#129 Jul 2, 2009
Kylia wrote:
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Monticus, Sorry to inform you of this. I know geography was not taught well in school, but Chicago is in Cook County. Your tax dollars support this and every other county office as well as mine. And by the way where does most of the County's "leadership" come from? You guessed right, Chicago.
Just remember in Illinois: There's somethings money can't buy, an intelligent politician is one of them.
Yes, Kylia. But this office is for suburban Cook County schools. CPS is not part of, under the jurisdiction of, nor subservient to, this office.

Read, will you, before you try to be such an ill-read smartypants.
Tom

Bellwood, IL

#130 Jul 2, 2009
Can one of you enlightened people tell me who elected this guy? where is the election? I admit that when I vote I usually blow over the judge retentions, but I do not remember seeing this post on the ballots in Cook County
Thanks
Kylia

Chicago, IL

#131 Jul 2, 2009
I Monticus wrote:
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Yes, Kylia. But this office is for suburban Cook County schools. CPS is not part of, under the jurisdiction of, nor subservient to, this office.
Read, will you, before you try to be such an ill-read smartypants.
Yet, again I Monticus it is you who have not read. At any point did I mention CPS in my comment? I'll answer that for you.. NO. That fact it while you continue to try to distance Chicago from the county that fact is that it's run by people whose political careers started in Chicago. Indeed the county shares its HQ with City Hall. The problem with CPS is the same problem with the county. No one is held accountable for their performance as a public official. And before you get into a rant us Suburbanites commenting on Chicago and CPS I received about half of my education in the city and half in suburban public schools. From first hand experience Flowers' office and CPS are run no differently.

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#132 Jul 2, 2009
Kylia wrote:
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Yet, again I Monticus it is you who have not read. At any point did I mention CPS in my comment? I'll answer that for you.. NO. That fact it while you continue to try to distance Chicago from the county that fact is that it's run by people whose political careers started in Chicago. Indeed the county shares its HQ with City Hall. The problem with CPS is the same problem with the county. No one is held accountable for their performance as a public official. And before you get into a rant us Suburbanites commenting on Chicago and CPS I received about half of my education in the city and half in suburban public schools. From first hand experience Flowers' office and CPS are run no differently.
When you stop changing your point, I will respond.

First it was that this office is corrupt because of Chicago. I said that this office has nothing to do with Chicago because it only deals with non-Chicago suburban schools, then you made some incoherent guilt-by-geographic-proximity argument that was an insult to anything approaching logic.

Now take a breath, and try to use some of the education that you hopefully have retained, and present an objective case as to why the City should be blamed for this corrupt scoundrel who managed Cook county schools not part of the CPS.

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#133 Jul 2, 2009
Kylia wrote:
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Yet, again I Monticus it is you who have not read. At any point did I mention CPS in my comment? I'll answer that for you.. NO. That fact it while you continue to try to distance Chicago from the county that fact is that it's run by people whose political careers started in Chicago. Indeed the county shares its HQ with City Hall. The problem with CPS is the same problem with the county. No one is held accountable for their performance as a public official. And before you get into a rant us Suburbanites commenting on Chicago and CPS I received about half of my education in the city and half in suburban public schools. From first hand experience Flowers' office and CPS are run no differently.
And I add this from your post:

Monticus, Sorry to inform you of this. I know geography was not taught well in school, but Chicago is in Cook County.

yes your map-reading skills rock. That is about it, as far as your skills that rock go.
Kylia

Chicago, IL

#134 Jul 2, 2009
Ok, I Monticus
Maybe I wasn't clear. My first comment and second are clearly different. In my first comment I only wrote about Flowers' office. In the second comment I responded to your comment on my original argument. Thus since you inserted CPS into my original comment when CPS was not mentioned I noted the forementioned entity in my second comment (the one in response to yours). It seems like you're only on here to hear your own mouth without actually reading what anyone else has said before responding. And so for this little discussion I must say .. It's over. I think we both can agree there's no reason in politics.
Greg

Willowbrook, IL

#136 Jul 6, 2009
I Monticus wrote:
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Some places really have difficult zygote AP classes.
There's no substitute for good DNA.

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