Thursday, April 2, 2015

A letter from Pickle Joyce in response to the Rahm/Suntimes attack.

SINCERE

You will never ever see a letter like this from any of these other elected or appointed, past or present public officials. Why? Because they can't write it. It would be bullshit.

This beautifully sums up some of the reasons we live here and why a vote for Chuy is really an endorsement of our values. It is a vote for a continuation of our lifestyle, here in the 19th ward.

"Don't shed any tears for me on the Sun Times smear piece done on me yesterday. I'm a big boy I can handle it. Rahm's got to be pretty desperate for me to rate the front page on a weekend where dozens of people were shot. 

For the record I was never contacted for comment on the article. If I had been contacted I would have informed them that I have worked on over 30 elections since Emanuel became mayor and that revenge and my family members were not pertinent to my support of Chuy Garcia.

I am very proud of all of my family members and when somebody in the neighborhood is looking for help they are always there for them. As an elected official my father worked harder and did more for the residents of the 19th Ward than anybody. He did his job tirelessly, selflessly and didn't seek credit or publicity for serving his constituents. He was personally responsible for appointing Mike Sheahan, Ginger Rugai and Tom Dart to their first public offices. My brother Kevin was elected and served the residents of the 19th Ward as an Illinois State Representative. Kevin is a cancer survivor and is now the Vice President of Ave Maria University in Florida. 

Both my father and my brother were personally and politically pro life Democrats. There has been nobody in Illinois politics that has been more pro union than my father or my brother. 
As far as my involvement with Chuy Garcia goes, I became acquainted with Chuy Garcia through my good friend in the boxing business JC. JC's father and Chuy brought the great labor leader Cesar Chavez to Chicago over 30 years ago. I am supporting Chuy because he is the right candidate for our neighborhood. He has promised to hire 1000 new Police Officers that our community desperately needs. He grew up in a real Chicago neighborhood, attended St. Rita High School, is way more in tune with our community than Rahm. 

Rahm is the wealthy Washington insider whose union credentials include making millions with his billionaire buddy Anti Union Governor Bruce Rauner, passing American job killer NAFTA, saying F*** the United Auto Workers and telling Chicago Teacher's Union President Karen Lewis "F*** you Lewis". 
I admire all leaders in Organized Labor Unions. Many unions are supporting Chuy and the ones who are not have no reason to be anti Chuy. In his 30 year public service Chuy has a 100% pro union voting record. 

I was proud to have Chuy march in the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade. He got a genuine rousing cheers all along the Parade route. Chuy has also gotten that kind of reception each of the many times he has visited the 19th Ward. The current mayor does not get that kind of reception in our neighborhood and our alderman did not even endorse him until after his own election was over. 
The paper says that I am a lawyer and a boxing coach. It is true that I earn my living as an attorney but as a boxing coach I do not earn a penny. I use boxing to give back to the community.

For over 20 years I have served as a volunteer boxing coach at the West Englewood Boys Club, Leo High School and the Celtic Boxing Club. Through amateur boxing shows I have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes and charities including the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the Mercy Home, the Irish American Foundation, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Leo High School, the West Englewood Boys Club, the Officer John Hurley Family Fund, Catholic Charities, the Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois, the Tommy Z Foundation, the Charlie Weiss Hannah and Friends Autism Foundation and many others. I have also had the opportunity to have inner city youth train alongside Chicago Police Officers and Chicago Firefighters for the Battle of the Badges. 

The newspaper may want to bash me for political reasons but I am blessed and greatful for the support of friends in the community. My support for Chuy is based solely on my wanting my 3 year old grow up in a neighborhood that I grew up in." 

The words of Michael J. Joyce, 3/30/15

30 comments:

  1. Still waiting for Pickle Joyce to return the phone calls left at his law office days before the story ran.

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    1. Anonymous4/02/2015

      Tim, you didn't try that hard.

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    2. Anonymous4/02/2015

      Tim I was sincerely unaware of that. I was not dodging you. In the past our contact has been on my cell phone or through our mutual acquaintance Terry. I know politics ain't beanbag especially in Chicago. It sure seemed a stretch to be on the front page of the Sunday edition with so many more significant newsworthy stories. The above would have been my response but since the story has already run I do not wish to be a distraction to the campaign. I have no further comment to add. Sincerely, Mike Joyce

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    3. Anonymous4/03/2015

      Come on, a front page story where they put the whole family through the mill? He tried? My ass. I would say that the phone call was just a formality so that he could claim to be making a concerted effort to gather the truth.

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  2. Anonymous4/02/2015

    I'm with you Pickles.

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  3. Anonymous4/02/2015

    If it wasn't for the Joyce family our neighborhood would have been shot to hell decades ago. God bless them fir what they have done for our community!!!

    And why does this weasel suck up OShea feel it necessary to give Rahm credit for sustaining businesses like Franconellos and Jansons? They have been neighborhood institutions for year no thanks to Rahm.

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    1. Anonymous4/03/2015

      Man of the years at Leo. No accident.

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  5. Anonymous4/02/2015

    Why was OShea so ready to sell out the SS Parade writing a lengthy letter to Rahm arguing for it to be terminated? And now he proudly marches in it like he and Rahm somehow supported its resurgence. OShea knows Rahm became the mayor of this city to simply use it as a stepping stone, bleed the city dry, by enriching his corporate campaign donaters in the hopes that they will support Rahm for whatever national office he decides to run for. Rahm is going to milk this city for every penny he can and leave Chicago a broke empty shell of its former self. And OShea is just sitting back and watching it all happen. Worse than that he is actively supporting this smarmy cheat!

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    2. Anonymous4/03/2015

      What is Matt thinking?

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  6. Anonymous4/02/2015

    This why Mike NEEDS to be our next Alderman!!!
    A real family neighborhood guy and a prince amongst men.
    Run Mike Run!!! restore our pride!

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  7. Anonymous4/02/2015

    Way to go Mr. Joyce! We will have our say come 4/7. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your family.

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  8. Anonymous4/02/2015

    Pickle is putting it all on the line. If Chuy doesn't win Picks will have to go move to Florida. Vote for Chuy.

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    1. Anonymous4/03/2015

      Rahm will find him there.

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  9. Anonymous4/03/2015

    Is it true that Rahm Emanuel dumped $250k of Freddi Mac stocks before it collapsed? http://www.businessinsider.com/book-rahm-emanuel-dumped-tons-of-freddie-mac-stock-days-before-it-collapsed-2011-11

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  10. Anonymous4/03/2015

    WHERE IS TOM DART IN ALL OF THIS. WHY ISINT HE HELPING HIS MENTORS.

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  11. Anonymous4/03/2015

    Hey what's with all the censorship on this blog? Why are my comments about Rahm being deleted?

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    1. Your comments about Rahm were over the top. You are crazy. Get help.

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    2. Anonymous4/03/2015

      Ha Ha ....good for you....almost makes me want to see what he typed !!!

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  12. Anonymous4/03/2015

    I'm beside myself seeing the I'm with Rahm or Local 399 for Rahm signs in this neighborhood. I've said it before I really not impressed with either man but I can't take the weasel that's in their now. It's funny how Rahm gets things done in an election year. I still wonder what happen with the Firefighters Union and how they got his support and why are they supporting him? Also be ready for property tax increases no matter who gets in. The politicians screwed with your pension and now we the tax paying citizens are going to pay for them, again. I will be saying I told you so to all you Rahm lovers. Better not hear any complaining from your mouths

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  13. Anonymous4/03/2015

    Hey who is this Murph guy? And how is he privy to who is posting what about whom on this blog? Anybody else want to know why "Murph"is apparently deciding what is "over the top and crazy" and what should or should not be posted? What's up with that Murph you turd.

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    1. I get to decide what is crazy and over the top because my name is Murph. And the crap you wrote indicates to me that you are a sick individual. Get help now before you hurt yourself.

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  14. Anonymous4/03/2015

    I guess Murph is part of the Rahm dictatorship deciding for us what we can and cannot say. This is still America Murph and last time I checked I'm just a entitled to voice my opinion as you or Rahm or OShea no matter how badly you like to shut me up!

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  15. Anonymous4/03/2015

    I guess Murph is part of the Rahm dictatorship deciding for us what we can and cannot say. This is still America Murph and last time I checked I'm just a entitled to voice my opinion as you or Rahm or OShea no matter how badly you like to shut me up!

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  16. Anonymous4/03/2015

    Rahm can tell the suntimes the Trib and the rest of main stream media what to say but he cant tell the average joe what to say. And before you label a comment as crazy you should get off you lazy ass and check the facts yourself. But you don't really care what the facts are do you Murph? Puppet

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  17. Anonymous4/03/2015

    Pickle, I wouldn't brag about your father launching Tom Dart, Just saying.. He is a complete embarrassment to law enforcement. Fox News just reported Tom Dart refused to evict a women squatting in a million dollar Tinley Park home. The lawless Sheriff even ignored a court order to evict her.

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  18. Anonymous4/04/2015

    Why do we never see Rahm's wife? He's been the mayor for almost four years now and I've never seen her in any print or tv news media. I just think it's rather odd that Rahm never ventures out in public with any of his family. Even here on this blog, we see a photo of Chuy with his wife and daughter. But all we get is another smug photo of Rahm's face. Flying solo as usual. A bit strange.

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