This, like a lot of things about the entitlement mentality, pisses me off to no end. And of course, it’s in Obungler’s Chicago, but I’m certain it’s happening in every other big city from sea to shining sea controlled by libturd dimocraps.
“Carol Steele, 59 years old, a stocky grandmother and the tenants’ formidable LAC president, moved to the [Cabrini Green public housing projects] in 1957, and to the Frances Cabrini Rowhouses a decade later. She’s lived there ever since.”
First of all, “LAC President” means Local Advisory Council President. Their “mission” is nothing short of socialism, pure and simple, like telling the owners of privately-owned apartment buildings, that some of these leeches live in, what the owners can and cannot do with them, and who can live there. It’s a tenants’ rights union for leeches who live in Section 8 (taxpayer-funded) housing. Can you friggin’ believe that?
These worthless, pathetic leeches, who live in housing that we taxpayers provide for their fat, lazy, worthless asses, actually organize and protest if they decide where they live is not up to their obviously high “standards”.
But let’s get back to Ms. Steele.
This worthless, pathetic “stocky” (in other words fat ass) leech, who has lived off the taxpayer’s dime since she was friggin’ 6 years old, and still depends on the taxpayers to support her, 53 years later, has the nerve to complain about what she gets for FREE, thanks to you and I!
And you can bet your last nickel that this pathetic leech (and millions like her) also collect every type of welfare available to her, as do her kids and grandkids. They, and other leeches like them, are Barack Obama’s and the dimocrap’s vision for the future of America.
“Cabrini, down, but not out.”
“It’s not just a building. It’s not a place. It’s a feeling.”
“Now that’s just the way I feel. It taught me what was real. …”
Michael McClarin, the building’s rep on the Cabrini Local Advisory Council, recites a poem he composed, as he makes his way from his ninth-floor apartment to the LAC office on the first floor.
On Oct. 15, 27 families received 90-day eviction notices from the Chicago Housing Authority, bringing the end in sight for what once was one of the nation’s most notorious public housing projects.
But as they prepare to pack up, residents in the last of the William Green Homes’ eight high-rises prefer to focus on the future.
“I’m looking at Dearborn Homes. CHA says they only got a few four-bedrooms left there, and I’d better take it before they’re gone,” says Ramona Lee, 46, who lives on the first floor.
Geez Ramona, yeah, you better hurry up and “take” one, you worthless POS, before some other worthless POS beats you to it, and you and your five kids (fathered by how many different sperm donors?) might have to lower your obviously high standards and “settle” for living in a three bedroom apartment, at no cost to you.
The 134-unit building is only 25 percent occupied, so every noise echoes in its dark, dank, graffiti-scarred hallways, or reverberates through urine-soaked stairwells.
“We fought so long to stay in the area. Looks like it ain’t gonna happen,” says Lee, a soft-spoken mother of five, who has lived here since age 16, was a teen mother and today [is] a recovering drug addict.
49 years old and this leech has lived on the taxpayer’s dime since she was 16 and was most likely pregnant then by some unknown sperm donor. Hey Ramona, did you ever consider fighting, to get, you know, an education and a job? And maybe get your worthless ass off of the welfare roll?
“I figure with Dearborn, you got IIT down the street, so they’re not going to play with security,” she says of the development on State Street between 27th and 30th streets. “I’ll probably be moved in a few days. You know CHA, they take you to see a place Monday, by Friday, they have a truck outside.”
Yep, you read that right. Not only do we pay people to chauffeur these worthless leeches around Chicago showing them places they can move to if the accommodations fit their likings, we taxpayers will also supply a truck to move the worthless POS’s from their old taxpayer-funded apartment to their new taxpayer-funded apartment. And you wonder why those people in New Orleans had no idea what to do after Katrina? NO idea where they were going to go? Didn’t know who was going to take care of them? Again, this is Obama’s and the dimocrap’s vision for the future of America
Made up of four different sections, this Near North Side development roughly bordered by Chicago, Clybourn, Halsted and Sedgwick was born under the urban renewal policies of the 1940s, as housing for working families.
Originally integrated, with many residents holding jobs, that changed after World War II, when area factories closed, leaving many unemployed. According to historical references, the city began cutting back on services, triggering an exodus of residents with resources.
When area factories closed after WWII? Bullshit! That’s when a lot of factories were built, right after WWII. The economy was, for the most part, roaring after WWII during the late 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. They didn’t call the “Baby Boom” the “Baby Boom” because we were in a depression and there were no jobs to be found. There were 8 actual recessions from the end of WWII until 1980, one about every 4.5 years, lasting an average of 8 months. I grew up in Chicago in the 60’s and 70’s, and when I was a kid there were factories everywhere, making everything from Zenith TV’s to Motorola radios to Ford and GM cars to steel for building those cars to providing the vast majority of meat to the world from the Union Stockyards.
By the time the fourth section was added in the ’60s, its residents were African-American, and by the ’70s and ’80s, Cabrini was known for its squalid conditions, gang-controlled buildings and rampant crime and violence.
In 1996, the federal government declared Cabrini and all such dense concentrations of poor in public housing a failure, mandating mass demolitions nationally.
Built in 1962 in the area between Division, Larrabee, Halsted and Clybourn, the “whites” — as the Green Homes were called for their white concrete exteriors — once held 1,096 apartments. Its last 134 units are to be shuttered by Jan. 18, then 1230 Burling comes down.
And old Cabrini will be no more.
According to CHA’s FY 2010 annual report to HUD, when Cabrini’s transformation is complete, it will boast 5,141 privately developed, mixed-income units — 1,200 as public housing, 932 for working-class families, and 3,009 for sale or rental at market rates.
The clock ticks for Lee and her fellow residents, living as they are in a ghost town where only two other multistory buildings remain — of an original 23.
Closed Sept. 27 and soon to be demolished, the two mid-rises at 364 and 365 W. Oak are all that’s left of 15 mid- and high-rises once comprising the Cabrini Homes Extensions, built in 1958.
Called the “reds” for their red brick exteriors, the 1,925 units were spread through Cabrini Extension North, bounded by Division, Oak, Larrabee and Clybourn, and Cabrini Extension South, bounded by Chicago, Hudson, Sedgwick and Wendell.
Carol Steele, 59, a stocky grandmother and the tenants’ formidable LAC president, moved to the reds in 1957, and to the Frances Cabrini Rowhouses a decade later. She’s lived there ever since.
Steele has represented the row houses on the LAC, once made up of all the building reps, for 15 years. She’s no fan of CHA’s 10-year-old, $1.6 billion Plan for Transformation- a radical blueprint to replace vertical warehouses of poverty like 1230 Burling with 25,000 new or rehabbed public housing apartments citywide, some in mixed-income communities, others in 100 percent public housing developments.
Hey Carol, if you’re no fan of the new public housing plan, here’s an idea that I’m certain never crossed your pea-sized brain: GO OUT AND GET A *DAMN JOB AND GET YOUR WORTHLESS FATASS OFF THE WELFARE ROLLS AND RENT YOUR OWN DAMN APARTMENT!!!
You’re 59 years old! Are you ever going to be able to take care of yourself? I mean Jesus Christ, don’t these people have any pride? Well, obviously not. All they know how to do is not only take, but demand more free stuff from productive, working Americans, and then they have the *damn nerve to complain if what they get for free doesn’t meet their wants and needs. These worthless pieces of crap contribute NOTHING to society, other than keeping government workers and prison guards employed.
“All we’ve said is why would you tear down housing without building new ones first?” she said.
“You said you want to move us to areas of upward mobility. Well this is it,” she says, waving her hands at the 70 prime real estate acres that make up Cabrini. “It certainly ain’t the areas of the West Side, South Side and south suburbs you’re shunting us off to.”
Well boo-freaking hoo. You should feel lucky and thank God everyday that you’ve actually had a roof over your worthless ass all these years, thanks to people who actually know that they’re supposed to work, and not depend on others to support them, scumbag. The gall of these ungrateful, worthless, assholes is unbelievable.
The right of residents to return as a new Cabrini rises is at the crux of the legal battle that long stalled CHA’s plans here — that, and their demands to stay in some of the dilapidated buildings until new housing is built.
Residents’ 1996 lawsuit over displacements and reduced affordable housing supply was resolved in 2000, with a federal consent decree guaranteeing some of them the right to return. Another lawsuit in 2001 complained they were being relocated to poor, crime-ridden and segregated city areas. It was settled in 2006, with a CHA promise to work harder to move residents to diverse areas.
How come everybody has to continually “work harder” to provide everything for these pathetic worthless leeches while they sit on their worthless fat asses 24/7/365 watching Jerry Springer, Judge Judy, and Oprah while most Americans are out working to support not only their families, but also these pathetic leeches. And then they have the gall to complain about what they get for free, or complain that it’s not enough or not good enough!
“First and foremost, our job is to put people in better and safer housing,” agency CEO Lewis Jordan said in May, after a CHA end-run around its agreement with tenants, which calls for tenants to receive 180-day notices, 60 if occupancy drops to 15 percent.
CHA issued 30-day notices at 1230 Larrabee, bringing trucks a month later to move out tenants, some throughout the night.
“We can no longer tolerate seeing good people live in deteriorating and unsafe conditions,” Jordan says. “Anyone who has been inside the old Cabrini buildings cannot deny the deteriorating conditions. The families there are at great risk, and it is our responsibility to see that those residents are moved from that environment as quickly as possible.”
CHA’s original 10-year timetable for what’s believed to be the largest public housing redevelopment program in the nation was extended in 2006, when it became clear it could not be completed this year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave its approval for CHA to continue through 2015.
Only the 54 buildings of the row houses — 586 units built in 1942 in the area between Chicago, Hudson, Larrabee and Oak — are to remain at Cabrini. Eerily empty, a third are boarded up for rehab promised but now uncertain, as CHA reconsiders keeping this section 100 percent public housing.
Tenants like 1230 Burling’s McClarin, 57, who snagged a relocation unit there, vow a fight.
“If you were to take an infrared light out there, I bet you’d probably find blood in every spot,” the slender construction worker says, pointing down from 1230 Burling’s 15th-floor gallery.
“All the people that got shot here, all the people that died here, all we got to share in was the blood? We have a right to benefit from the good happening here too,” insists the single father, who raised five children in Cabrini while living here the last 40 years.
Click here to read the rest, which is yet more bitching by these worthless leeches complaining about what they get for free, and remember, this is Obama’s and the dimocrap’s vision for the future of America.