- Western Ave. Doug - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 2:19 pm:
He was too busy posting garbage about Rauner instead of collecting signatures. Also, the interview with Mike Flannery exposed the fact that Kelly had no grasp of any issue facing Chicago other than his hatred for Rahm.
BTW, Willy is too kind. More like pre-K teacher instead of 3rd grade.
- Rahm's Parking Meter - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 2:21 pm:
Who now is going to humor us in the race?
Oswego Willy, you are right on the money!
Speaking of least surprising headlines, I loved the Sun-Times front page “investigative” piece from last Friday in which they breathlessly reported that a Democratic committeeman (Madigan) actually circulated nominating petitions for an incumbent Democratic mayor! What’s next, a four part expose on the sun setting in the West? Who says good old-fashion newspaper journalism is dead.
Mr Kelly may not be the political maven he seeks to be, but he was part of a half way decent band once!
Anyone know exactly what he does for a living?
My oldest daughter (24) laments that she’s not a “trust fund baby”. She told me that she could adapt to that lifestyle very well. Had she been so fortunate, I wonder if she’d use her time and treasure the same way as Mr Kelly? NAAAAAAAAAH!
What a terrible, text-book example of a narcissist with low self-esteem. He so desperately wanted the light to shine on himself that he came across looking like a sad creature. And who honestly believes that he has the means to follow through on his new venture?
He should provide a copy of his pac’s bank statement showing deposit of the 100 grand. Then maybe someone would believe it exists. As most on here would know, the state board of elections requires no documentary support. It’s largely the honor system for contributions and expenditures.
That this “news” is reported on Capitol Fax just made Kelly’s day. He’s in dire need of constant attention but the truth is he’s utterly irrelevant. Let’s now officially conclude that Kelly’s extended 15 minutes are up … and move on.
I am chuckling to myself as I recount these few things…William J. Kelly is a real piece of work, it would be fun to laugh outright as he is becoming a parody of instability, he is becoming the GOP parties modern version of ray warningly…AKA Spanky the clown!
- fair and balanced - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 3:39 pm:
Question for some of the legal minds on here:
what is the law regarding claiming to place $-one hundred thousand dollars into your campaign organizations account and not “really’ doing so?
is that a violation of the law or at least the campaign finance laws?
I mean this has just created a “real problem” for the other two candidates running for Chicago Mayor, that are actually legitimate in their run for Mayor.
Has William Kelly Violated any laws here?
Rich, these comments are getting excessively rabid, the insults are beyond gratuitous, and stating that someone has violated the law without any proof of that activity is defamation per se. Despite your dislike of Kelly, I do believe you owe it to your site and your readers to monitor this thread and take down the defamatory comments.
@Fair and Balanced and @Gal Friday - other than your cray cray behavior - where is the proof that Kelly didn’t put $100K in the account? Hasn’t Kelly run for statewide office previously? I’m sorry but this is starting to get bizarre and stalkerish. Someone didn’t take their meds today.
Just curious. Did he really “donate” the 100 grand, or just “loan” it to his campaign? Makes a big difference from a tax and accessiblity to get the cash back in his pocket perspective. The “loan” approach is pretty common for candidates. It’s an easy way to get their money back, especially if they win and are flush with influence peddling cash donations afterwards…..
BTW,for those who say he’s not a “trust fund baby”, not every trust fund is set up by your parents. Grandparent are perhaps more of source for this in many cases.
Sorority sister of my youngest daughter just found out that her recently deceased Canadian grandma had a trust for her and she picks up a cool million bucks (American) when she reaches 25. Another had grandparents from Seattle who were “MICROSOFT MILLIONAIRES” and left her seven figures in a trust. Let’s just say she’s not particulary worried about her starting salary when she graduates.
I keep on telling my son that “It’s just as easy to marry a rich girl as a poor one…” Ain’t it the truth!
Since I just logged onto the internet one question….WHO????
- Chicago outsider - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 5:50 pm:
admin- Rich is spot on, what goes around….
William Kelly forever on this site, his own site and whatever blog would allow him to, constantly with out any regard for the truth ripped numerous people. His attacks and accusations many times without merit were over board and baseless.
As for Rich not liking him i dont buy that one bit. If anything Rich and this blog has been more then fair to Kelly. Many times commenters have asked Kelly to keep with the issue but he refused. Rich never once cut him off that I am aware of.
William Kelly is simply getting the grilling he so much deserves.
A few of your commentators have made some pretty wild and false statements about me and my campaign and are using your site with the attempt to spread rumor and defamatory statements.
1. I obviously donated $100K to my campaign. To suggest that my campaign misrepresented that is defamatory.
2. I have circulated petitions and have run for a few offices. My campaign has always filed with the State Board of Elections and there is a complete accounting on the board’s website. Some of your commentators are suggesting that cash donations were not reported. That is also defamatory. I also never filed or raised any money for the U.S. Senate. This statement is also false.
3. In contrast, John Tillman, his associates, his PACs and 501c3 and c4 groups do actually deserve serious scrutiny. There is substantial evidence to back up that claim if you read Bernie Schoenburg’s pieces.
Your rules that state that excessively rabid comments, gratuitous insults, and “rumors” will be held in moderation. If this policy is no longer in effect, please let me know so that I can respond in kind.
Folks here may laugh at him, but William J Kelly is quite frankly a malign presence in our local politics. When he actually does get on the ballot, he runs as a spoiler. His internet postings, his only regular means of projecting out to the greater world at large, are almost always slanderous rants against genuine conservatives and Republicans.