Sunday, January 22, 2012

So just who is the smartest?

The results from the earlier poll which measured the public's perception of  raw intelligence, were interesting. Kunningham and Rugai were in a dead heat for last place, whatever. That was surprising as I don't regard Rugai as lacking in that department. Dart also did very poorly, but something tells me that Dart is not as stupid as everyone thinks. In the end, Dan Hynes bested Mike Joyce narrowly for the ring.

Someone spoke about a runoff. I considered a football throwing contest at Ridge Park but that would give former ace quarterback Hynes an advantage. Then I thought  about 3 rounds at the Celtic boxing ring  but that would favor former boxer Joyce. Then I considered comparing their ACT scores but that probably wouldn't work because I have a feeling those scores are tied too.  So, in an effort to figure out who everyone thinks is the smartest politician, I have decided that I am going to offer another poll that everyone can vote on. Dan Hynes or Pickle Joyce? Voting begins on January 22 and runs til February 26 or until the first nominee gets 100 votes. Winner gets a prize and the loser goes on to compete citywide. May the smartest politician win. This time, only one vote per person.


  1. Anonymous1/22/2012

    Is this really supposed to be seriuos???
    Of all the political hacks you listed there is not one original or intelligent thought between all of them.
    They are all democRAT puppets who dance to however their strings are pulled.
    It's really a sad thing that this is the "best" bunch the 19th can come up with.

  2. Anonymous1/22/2012

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  3. Anonymous1/22/2012

    Isn't this kind of like voting for which form of VD you would rather get?

  4. Anonymous1/22/2012

    I think they are all smarter than the majority of Democrat koolaid drinkers who have followed this party farther and farther left to where they will now support the abortionists, gay rights militants, anti Military left, socialist anti free market crowd, open border immigrant rights change agents, and the list goes on.. all of these groups pretty much despise traditional Catholics, Christians and family decency that we here in the 19th still pretty much adhere to. A true shame. Lipinski is probably the only sane elected Democrat in the area. If you talk to these folks for more than five minutes you cannot help but realize that they are hard left - whether they call it "working families" or "union rights" - they are true blue believers in the left wing view of society. Scary....Time to fight NOW people... their destructiveness is about to crash down on all of us...we are out of money....period... I always ask these people one big question - How are you going to pay for everything? Keep asking long enough and they admit they do not know OR they admit the Democratic fall back position - raise taxes !!

  5. Anonymous1/22/2012

    I think Mike Joyce the smartest of the smart.

  6. Anonymous1/22/2012

    I think all the Joyces are pretty smart, and nice guys too.

  7. Anonymous1/22/2012

    The JOYCES are not left

  8. Anonymous1/22/2012

    That is probably true. It is also probably why Kevin Joyce left town. He is a nice guy - too nice and too smart to get tied in with these jerks. By the way who the hell is "Pickles" Joyce... never saw his name on any ballot for anything...just another invisible mover and shaker? Dan Hynes is a complete sellout who moved the hell out of Beverly a long time ago. It was comical to see how he got completely rail roaded by the militant left wing black Democrat movement fronted by Obama and Jesse Jackson Jr. It was funny to see how poorly the Democratic machine functions when they actually have to campaign for office and not just scare off any opponent or put up fake candidates on the Republican side...the 19th Ward is fading into obscurity and will probably slowly be absorbed by the rest of the trashy south side...four more years of Obama might be enough...

  9. Anonymous1/22/2012

    Pickles is pretty damn smart. He has that rep race packed with hopefuls. His machine will win again.

  10. Anonymous1/22/2012

    does anyone out the have any idea why alderman oshea doesnt return phone calls?

  11. Anonymous1/22/2012

    BEcause he dont have to.

  12. Anonymous1/23/2012

    This election is very serious. The original list is composed not of "hacks" but of "nominees". They were selected by an independent committee of representatives from each of Western avenue"s taverns.

  13. Anonymous1/23/2012

    Cardinal designate, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York challenges Catholics to figh the Obama Choice Mandate announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebilius on Friday, January 20, 2012.

    This is serious assault on religious liberty, the most abortion happy and intolerant President in American history. Dagger Tim Dolan's words will have little impact upon Jersey Shore Catholics, those who fully believe that souls don't vote and abortion is a health civil right. It may however energize Catholics like me who generally vote Democrat and have given too long a pass to cream puff Catholics like Illinois Governor Quinn, Sen. Dick Durbin, Lisa Madigan and others of their ilk. If the life of the unborn child can be treated as no more than tissue to be torn, save your pieties on anything else.

    President Obama is tone deaf to Americans, having had his ear cocked to the Planned Parenthood, secularist Victrola from the day he landed in Chicago. When all you want to hear is how transformationally soaring and thigh tingling you are from spin wizards and sycophants, it is pretty tough to hear what real people are saying. That said, a capable man wants to hear from the people.

  14. Anonymous1/23/2012

    Is there going to be a debate among the candidates for state rep?

  15. Anonymous1/23/2012

    I certainly hope there is a debate. Record it and put it on youtube too.

  16. Anonymous1/28/2012

    The Hynes are like a non factor out here these days.

  17. Anonymous1/28/2012

    The person destin to win for state rep is who ever Mike Madigan wants. You don't drink Madigans Koolaid you don't stay in Springfield long.

  18. Anonymous1/29/2012

    AnonymousJan 22, 2012 01:39 PM SAID.....
    ...the 19th Ward is fading into obscurity.......

    That a big part of the reason Skinny is bringing back the parade so 19th ward residents may learn who these people are again.

    But being a alderman or ward committeman in Chicago these days is nothing to write home about anymore.