Cappleman issues Billionaires Choice Ballot

Or who NOT to vote for, if you are not wealthy

Personally, I’d rather leave a ballot blank, than vote for anyone Cappleman endorses. We know just how inequitable and corrupt Cappleman is. We sure don’t want more politicians that are to his liking.

Fortunately, there are some good alternatives to ruling class preference for rich crooks.

Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace for Governor and Lt. Governor, instead of billionaire JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton.

Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Assessor, instead of corrupt Joseph Berrios.

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On the other side of the endorsement equation, any politician that is ignorant of just how toxic Cappleman has been to the 46th Ward’s residents, shows how out of touch they are, and are not worthy of your vote.

Any true progressive would spurn the endorsement of Cappleman, like Bernie Sanders did with Rahm Emanuel.

Also, do not forget when the municipal election rolls around in February 2019, that Cappleman stands for billionaires and crooks, not you.

Please, stop voting for fake progressives and thieves for the rich. It makes no sense whatsoever to be against billionaire or corruption rule, but then vote for Cappleman or his recommendations. Think about it.

Take this piece into the voting booth with you!
And vote for someone else!


Please sign this Petition: Do Not Endorse Alderman Cappleman

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Do Not Endorse Cappleman Petition

Doesn’t represent Uptown’s progressive values

Please sign this Petition: Do Not Endorse Alderman Cappleman

Without the benefits of incumbency, Ward Committeeman position and machine politics, the 46th Ward of Chicago’s marginally elected alderman would not be in office today and shouldn’t be in the next election.

Alderman Cappleman truly doesn’t represent the 46th Ward. Over half the money used to elect him comes from outside the ward and it shows in his actions. His words and PR campaigns are not the real Alderman Cappleman.

Well over half the 46th Ward knows Alderman Cappleman is not the person or politician he presents in print and video. His actions are well documented and well known throughout the ward. The 46th Ward deserves better and we, the undersigned are asking you to not endorse him.

In the 46th Ward, economic and racial diversity are more important than pandering to the wealthy and politically connected. In these respects and more, Alderman Cappleman completely fails the majority of the ward’s population.

Show Chicago all people are more important than politics as usual.

Please let the 46th Ward elect its own truly representative alderman

Please sign this Petition: Do Not Endorse Alderman Cappleman


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Complain online about Trump’s nepotism but are OK with Cappleman’s nepotism?

Ald. Cappleman deals with City Hall and real estate developers while husband Richard Thale takes care of the police end of things. Just try and find a picture of these two without bow ties, tuxes or Banana Ward Fantasy Island hats… #JustSayin

There are very good reasons why nepotism is unethical and often illegal in government. OK, Trump gets away with it so far, and so does Cappleman.

Don’t delude yourself like the average Trump supporter, this is real. If you think Trump’s family should be kicked out of government, even unpaid positions, so should Cappleman’s unpaid family.

Alderman Cappleman quotation: “My husband Richard Thale and I have been together for 23 years. Richard is the CAPS Beat Facilitator and 19th Police District Court Advocacy Chair.”

I know I have experienced Cappleman staff physically threatening me in person next to Uptown Baptist Church on Wilson Ave. Even at Democratic Party political events, the same Cappleman former Chief of Staff actually had physical contact and assaulted radio host Maze Jackson.

Recently, Election 46 reported Thale’s neighborhood watch group using the police and courts to enforce their physically aggressive and unsolicited intimidation against political critics. Don’t spend much time trying to imagine this. It’s a fact, they even tried to trump up their VICTIM’s charges to a felony. Talk about text book autocrat.

Cappleman’s husband is not only good at trying to silence and punish political critics in person, he is also useful for stalking critics online, registering slanderous domains anonymously, and using various fake online accounts (there is evidence). OK, no Russian meetings yet, but still if this isn’t Banana Ward behavior, I don’t know what is…

Ignoring the 1st amendment, practicing nepotism, condoning threats and violence, police and court lies, and more. All shared Trump and Cappleman traits. What’s next Alderman, maybe some FOX News Uptown Update propaganda hit pieces?


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VIDEO: 46th Ward Alderman Cappleman claims Black people need to talk to Black alderman

@BTGNCCollective on Twitter:

Our collective members had something to say when they caught Uptown’s Alderman on the redline! Black, homeless, poor, youth, trans and queer folks ain’t going nowhere! Schools for kids, not for cops! #NoCopAcademy #SaveOurSchools #RahmHatesUs

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Team Cappleman Neighborhood Watch Group just waiting for its own George Zimmerman or Laquan McDonald moment

Used under Fair Use Copyright Law from Uptown Update, image of positive loitering event conveniently missing resident participants

A bunch of untrained paranoid residents and Cappleman directed Police, what could go wrong?

At the very least, most of the 46th Ward perceives Team Cappleman ‘positive loitering’ as racist and oppressive. Now ‘positive loitering’ has been brought to new Trumpian lows with the undeserved arrest of Jeffery Littleton, well known Uptown artist, activist and Cappleman critic.

Facebook Event: Court Support for Jeffrey Littleton

Team Cappleman needs 1st amendment training

I have experienced Cappleman thugs staff get physically threatening and verbally violent (with no objection from Cappleman), and now they are using the police and courts to enforce their aggressive and unsolicited intimidation against political critics?


These types of common Cappleman activities may go well in Trump politically dominated areas but certainly have no place in a diverse area like Uptown Chicago. Positive loiterings Cappleman style are not only violations of Constitutional rights, as well as Federal, State and local laws but dangerous accidents just waiting to happen. Demand the practice stop today.


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Has your rent or property taxes been increasing more than Cappleman’s?

After Alderman Cappleman voted in the largest Chicago property tax increase in history?

Obviously, rent includes property taxes.

The results of Cappleman’s certain to be appealed 2017 taxes are not in yet. But whoa, his taxes in 2016 went down! Did your rent or property taxes decrease in 2016 from the previous year? Or in any other year to year period?

2015 1.3% increase
2016 5% decrease
2017 10% increase (don’t believe it), this is before inevitable appeal

We shall see later the true 2017 rate. I’m predicting he will appeal it at a time that figures will not be available until after the election.

Cappleman Cook County Property Tax Portal results

Results courtesy Cook County Tax Portal

My take is Alderman Cappleman is a personally expensive alderman to have around. All of us pay through the nose for the ‘privilege’, yet somehow Cappleman himself escapes the effects of his own votes for higher taxes…


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Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Scam

The real Alderman Cappleman and Mayor Emanuel Homelessness Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool

It’s not a start, it’s a Trick on constituents

First, the now cancelled Homelessness Pilot Program and now this Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool nonsense

Here we are with 4 more years of reality history to guide us than the year before the last election, ready for what will likely be the most dishonest, dirty and immature election in Chicago history, especially thanks to the power of the Internet.

The newest campaigning scam is the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool. Is it a start or a joke? I’d say it’s a joke. It is like giving someone one brick to build a house but even without commensurate effect darn good for campaigning and fooling the low information voters in mailer and online propaganda pieces.

$1.8 million is part of a Campaign budget

To be completely accurate, the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool is campaigning for Cappleman and Emanuel paid for with public funds. It has nothing to do with people experiencing homelessness. Like every other starter or pilot program Cappleman and Emanuel put out, it has one purpose: Make corrupt and inequitable politicians look good in campaign advertising. If the public can pay for it outside of campaign laws and budgets, even better.

I’d personally be glad to have the $1.8 million, but let’s face it, in the true scope of things the city needs to do, it is nothing. It wouldn’t pay the cost of keeping one lousy alderman in office (including City salary). It wouldn’t pay one third the cost of the elusive $6 million concrete triangle. It wouldn’t pay 12% of the subsidy one lousy luxury high rise received.

Anyone could write a book with just the visible pieces of Cappleman and Emanuel’s corruption and inequity puzzle, much more so the hidden parts… I won’t take your time now.

$1.8 million is not a ‘Good job, Alderman’

It’s an insult to constituents that can read and use calculators. It’s a pathetic disregard for life. It denies the emergency nature and the true extent of real human homelessness suffering.

There are over 50,000 people in the 46th Ward and roughly 2.7 million people in Chicago. It’s time for everyone to count equally.

2019 candidates hoping to successfully unseat status quo incumbents should take note. Corruption and comedy economics may very well win in the end, but if you want to have even the smallest chance at beating incumbents, you better start calling corruption and comedy economics out for what they really are. Otherwise you are wasting everyone’s time and you will lose.

If you are going to run for 46th Ward alderman, speak to it and do it now, people are already receiving Cappleman campaign mailers the 46th Ward News in the mail.

It is the essential first step for candidates, do like Mayoral candidate Troy LaRaviere has, and speak directly to the corruption and inequity in City of Chicago government. Gubernatorial candidates Biss and Kennedy are also speaking directly to corruption and inequity. If you don’t, you lose, period.

In Chicago elections, Cappleman and the Mayor have the right and center right covered, moderate won’t cut it. If you can’t read the electorate, you shouldn’t be in office or wasting people’s time running.

It’s OK to have been wrong about something

Obviously Trump, Rauner, Emanuel and Cappleman couldn’t squeak out a meaningful ‘I was wrong’ if their life depended on it. That is because in their minds, they are not wrong. The biggest things that could be wrong from these corrupt politician points of view are the ineffectiveness of the lies they tell you or getting their hand caught in the kitty. Things like facts, ethics and morality just get in the way…

On an end note, I just want to say candidates, politicians and constituents can always learn and change their minds about anything anytime. Real forward movement is always a good thing.


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Happy New Year! Welcome to Election 46!

Whether you are a condo owner or someone experiencing homelessness in Chicago’s 46th Ward, you deserve a better Alderman and Mayor

The Chicago municipal election is scheduled for February 26, 2019. This may sound like a long time from now, but traditionally the campaign period starts after the State/Federal elections, which will be November 6, 2019. This is only 10 months from now.

I believe the following:

  • Chicago’s 46th Ward needs a new alderman
  • The City of Chicago needs a new mayor
  • Well over 90% of the 46th Ward’s population gains with a new alderman and mayor
  • Candidates need to step up and start campaigning now

Holding elections in one of, if not the coldest month of the year, and with a relatively short campaign period beforehand are planned advantages for those in power. This is of no advantage to the general population and actually even detrimental. Well, we can’t change the election date (yet) but we can start the campaign season earlier to increase the quality of information, planning and organization.

In the 2015 runoff election, Cappleman won by only 970 votes, less than 2% of the 46th Ward’s population. In the same election Emanuel won by 73,609 votes, less than 3% of Chicago’s population.

In my opinion, replacing Cappleman and Emanuel is an eminently achievable goal but if candidates wait to campaign until just 3 months before the election, it shows they are barely plugged into the community and useless, likely to lose.

Hopefully, the lessons of the 2015 runoff election won’t be lost on the 2019 election candidates…

It is personal

It really doesn’t matter what set of concerns you have though, the corruption, inequity and dishonesty of Alderman Cappleman and Mayor Emanuel are stealing something significant from everyone. It IS personal.

It is not a matter of political party

Don’t be fooled by labels either. Trump, Rauner, Emanuel and Cappleman are all playing in the same sandbox with the same toys. No Democrat, progressive or any other left leaning or centrist leaning constituent should vote for any of them. Vote for all of them or vote for none of them, no other set of votes stand up to the tests of consistent facts and logic. The evidence of these politicians’ actions is too great to ignore, if you will be honest with yourself. It is NOT a matter of political party.

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