54 degrees overnight – start of the season the City doesn’t care if you freeze to death

Tent City was removed ‘permanently’ a year ago, but residents still living outside in the park nearby vow to rebuild it. The City of Chicago and its useless politicians have done nothing to ease the reasonable housing shortage tragedy that continues unabated.

Park residents vow to rebuild Tent City

56 degrees, seems balmy enough, right? Try sleeping outside in it at the beginning of the cold season with no acclimation or protection from the elements.

I ran into a couple this morning that looked pretty worn from sleeping overnight in the park. I hope area residents and 46th Ward aldermanic candidates will keep their human suffering in mind and actually do something about it. The couple vowed to rebuild Tent City. I have no doubt it needs to be done and they have little choice.

The emergency situation real living human beings go through living outside in Chicago weather is equal to other areas hurricanes and other disasters. Chicago real estate industry corruption has blinded the eyes of politicians like 46th Ward Alderman Cappleman. Mayor Emanuel may have his exit planned but we still need to get rid of Cappleman and other aldermen that have lost their humanity.

Cappleman has done his slick videos and newscasts, and surely is preparing his campaign lies now, but truth is nothing has been done since Tent City was cruelly uprooted. Even essential zoning and ordinances for Tiny Houses sit dead in City Council, while our useless legislators sleep in their comfortable homes.

Please keep people living outside in your prayers.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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Touch the poison. Become the poison.

Standing against Chicago’s most corrupt Mayor ever and his equally corrupt aldermen in City Council

Continuing my series on candidate traits and tactics from my previous posts Which other candidate would the 46th Ward alderman candidates support in a runoff? and Corporate personality-psychological tests and how passing one applies to political candidates we arrive at some practical examples.

Chicago is the most corrupt major city in the United States. If you don’t get this yet and exactly how this manifests, you need to start studying. It’s a fact and there is ample easy to find evidence out there. From the Chicago Reader to Dick Simpson at UIC to numerous other evidence versed sources.

By sheer scale and level of sophistication, Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s most corrupt Mayor ever. Daley’s machine and politicians of the Capone era got nothing on our current Mayor. Rahm may not be strutting around with a machine gun but he is hauling off with plenty of cash, 10’s and 100’s of millions of dollars at a time. And of course, 99% loyal sidekicks like 46th Ward incumbent Alderman Cappleman make it easy for Rahm.

Any potentially successful challenger to Cappleman or Emanuel, needs to get all that.

Now, your typical wishy-washy candidate for alderman generally says things like they’ll work with whoever wins the election for Mayor. Not only is this a contribution to the candidate’s future election loss, but a strong sign of how weak and ineffective a leader they are.

A strong sign, that on the outside chance they did get elected, their naivete will propel them into irrelevance their 1st term or eventual absorption into the criminal enterprise. Today’s naive progressive, tomorrow’s crook alderman (typical example: The 49th Ward’s illustrious Joe Moore).

If you don’t go in swinging your bat at corruption and inequity by the name of the people who sustain it, it’s over for you. I won’t vote for you for sure, the non-Emanuel and non-Cappleman base won’t be fired up for you.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Didn’t candidates learn that in elementary school? You can’t fight over the same piece of pie either.

There are rumors Cappleman is not running for re-election. I think it’s unlikely but their is a chance Rahm has his heir apparent groomed and hidden somewhere at the moment. I doubt it but I’ll be more than happy to eat my words should it come to pass.

Anyhoo, you need your own base to win an election. If you are not an heir apparent, trying to appeal to Emanuel and Cappleman’s conservative pro-business over people base loses you more votes than you win. Don’t think that once in office, all polite-like, you are going to be that one special person that can negotiate a better world. It is not gonna happen.

Be a firebomb, don’t be poisoned or become poison.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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Corporate personality-psychological tests and how passing one applies to political candidates

Candidates should take their own personality-issues test

Over the last 30 years of my mostly Fortune 1000 corporate employment, I’ve had the pleasure of taking numerous personality-psychological tests. Mostly, you are thinking to yourself while taking one, this is silly and pointless. I won’t debate that point, but there is one facet that is really important in my opinion.

More than likely, the average non-psychopath job seeker and those with even the vaguest clue of what traits their potential employer is looking for, would be able to answer the questions appropriately.

With a minimal scale like the image in this post above, in most cases, the worst thing you can do is go neutral-no opinion.

I’d posit that even more importantly than which way you lean, is how strong you lean. I began to allude to this in my previous post Which other candidate would the 46th Ward alderman candidates support in a runoff? Political candidates should Strongly Disagree or Strongly Agree on issues and other candidates.

Wishy-washy is not a good personality or political trait. Somewhat Disagree or Somewhat Agree is also the wrong answer much of the time.

This post is not current criticism of any announced candidate for 46th Ward alderman as of this writing.

Political candidates are generally poor when it comes to strongly agreeing or disagreeing with other candidates and on the issues. Mistakenly, they think they’ll have wider appeal or they’re afraid to alienate a constituency or and so on… Then they wonder why voter turnout is low and the incumbent has the upper hand…

I am going to encourage all current and future announced candidates for 46th Ward alderman to take some strong and very visible stands. Meet and greet conversations are wonderful but get it out there.

I want a strong candidate, not a somewhat or no opinion one, how about you?

More specifics in my next post.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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Which other candidate would the 46th Ward alderman candidates support in a runoff?

Candidates for Chicago’s 46th Ward alderman Erika Wozniak, left and Marianne Lalonde, right.

This is the most important question we can ask right now

If you haven’t read on the Internet yet, two people have announced campaigns to run against incumbent Alderman James Cappleman for Chicago’s 46th Ward alderman, CPS teacher Erika Wozniak and scientist Marianne Lalonde.

How exciting! If you know me, you know I feel there isn’t one single thing that could achieve more for equality of all kinds, and a fair, compassionate and corruption-free Chicago than replacing Alderman Cappleman, and his benefactor Mayor Emanuel.

Erika, Marianne, Yehuda and probably you too, have one thing in common. We all want someone else besides James Cappleman to be the 46th Ward alderman.

Erika and Marianne, I commend you. One good thing in both your favor is you are obviously courageous and strong women. As we know, both publicly and anonymously, Cappleman and Emanuel play GOP dirty campaigns, this one is gonna be rough. To fight the machine of corruption is going to be hell and personally costly, I’m sure.

I thought hard about this over time. If I could only get one question answered super honestly and with commitment by each and every one of the candidates, what would it be?

The odds are strong there will be a runoff election in the 46th Ward for alderman and Chicago mayor as well

Erika: If a runoff election pitted Alderman Cappleman against Marianne Lalonde, who would you support and vote for?

Marianne: If a runoff election pitted Alderman Cappleman against Erika Wozniak, who would you support and vote for?

James: If a runoff election pitted Marianne Lalonde against Erika Wozniak, who would you support and vote for?

Bonus points for all candidates: If a Mayoral runoff election pitted Troy LaRaviere against Rahm Emanuel, who would you support and vote for?

Please do let us know. Please consider these respectful questions as serious and important to your potential constituents.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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