Posts tagged "Illinois Legislature"

Rahm Emanuel Screws Voters Out Of A Referendum

Rahm Emanuel Screws Voters Out Of A Referendum
Real Democrats aren’t afraid of leaving the vote up to the people. And that is why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the other oligarchs will never be confused with being as such. You see what “our Democrats” do is deny the public their right to weigh in on matters of public importance by using a... Read more »

More Laws Less Jail Space

More Laws Less Jail Space
This inane need for politicians to add laws on top of more laws has always puzzled me. Especially in these hard economic times when many of the same politicians must resort to emptying over-crowded jails. And still the trend of more laws less jail space continues. And that, in my mind, can only mean one... Read more »

METRA Officials Lied

METRA Officials Lied
And now more of the truth is emerging about personal and political agendas by certain METRA Board Members involved in the swift ouster of former Chief Executive Officer Alex Clifford and his over-inflated severance package. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA), which has financial oversight of METRA and other transportation agencies, conducted an in-depth audit immediately... Read more »
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Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In

Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In
The infamous Mell fait accompli is complete as Jaime Andrade is sworn in as successor to Deb Mell’s state representative seat in the Illinois Legislature. Of course everyone and their mothers (dead or alive) were keenly aware that this was nothing more than a foregone conclusion in a state that has elevated “in your face”... Read more »

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python
Update: According to the Springfield State Journal Register Patrick Collins has had to withdraw from investigating Metra due to a potential conflict of interest at the law firm where he is a partner. So much for whom I thought would be the best person to investigate the political and patronage shenanigans at Metra, eh? But... Read more »

Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State

Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State
So what’s new in Illinois Politics? Absolutely nothing as Illinois Senate President John Cullerton was able to easily defeat the only logical and sensible proposal that could have put a sizable dent in a State Pension System that is putting the state on a sure path to bankruptcy. Oh well, Cullerton would rather placate the... Read more »
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Bloomberg Super Pac Gun Ads Buy Jesse Jackson Jr Special Election For Robin Kelly

Bloomberg Super Pac Gun Ads Buy Jesse Jackson Jr Special Election For Robin Kelly
The State of Illinois sunk to new political lows on Wednesday, February 26th as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA Super Pac bought the Democratic Special Election Primary (and most likely the General Election) to replace disgraced former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. for Robin Kelly. Michael “Sugar Daddy” Bloomberg and his Super-Pac spent... Read more »

No Serious Gun Debate Until Gang-bangers And Political Corruption Eliminated

No Serious Gun Debate Until Gang-bangers And Political Corruption Eliminated
Anti-Gun liberals like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel want to take away guns from law-abiding citizens yet offer no hope in furthering the gun debate because of his administration’s inability to control gang bangers and their illegal access to them. It makes no sense to strip citizens of their right to protect themselves until you can... Read more »

If Illinois Legislature Can Make Pension Laws Then They Can Repeal Them Too

If Illinois Legislature Can Make Pension Laws Then They Can Repeal Them Too
I am so damn tired of hearing this crap about the pension and it’s “meeting the state Constitution’s requirement that pensions are a contractual benefit that cannot be “diminished or impaired.” Well here’s a little message to the Illinois Legislature and please pardon the French – B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T! If you can make pension laws than you... Read more »
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Obama's Illegal Immigrant Policy Shift Nothing More Than Pandering

Obama's Illegal Immigrant Policy Shift Nothing More Than Pandering
President Barack Obama has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to no longer seek deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. The illegals will now have the ability to apply for work permits if they meet certain criteria. Of course this move must be considered a major policy shift, especially given... Read more »