Archive for July 2011

Someday you may need a valid ID to vote

Anyone can walk into a polling place and vote in your place. All that your impostor needs do is be able to roughly forge your name on the ballot application. This, of course, facilitates all kinds of fraud. Now, however, an increasing number of states are considering new laws that would require a valid voters... Read more »

Reid or Boehner plan?

Lack of pay for Illinois regional superintendents threatens start of school

Reports the Illinois Statehouse News: By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Any local school with a new building, new teachers, new bus drivers or even new students may be in danger of missing the first day of school because of the ongoing political fight over paychecks for regional superintendents in Illinois. Because he... Read more »

Illinois lied about civil union law; a lesson for other states

Anti-Catholic bigots can stop reading here because the following comes from a Catholic blog. The open-minded can continue to read. When a bill creating civil unions in Illinois was signed by Governor Pat Quinn in January, sponsors and activists for the law agreed that its provisions would not affect religious social service or adoption agencies.... Read more »

Boehner Calls Obama’s Cynical Bluff

By Jonathan S. Tobin President Obama’s speech tonight on the debt ceiling debate was not an attempt to bridge the gap between his position and that of his congressional opponents. By repeating the rhetoric he has been using all through this debate by attempting to demonize Republicans, it was clear his goal was not to make a... Read more »

UN thinking about creating "environmental peacekeepers"--green cops

The suffocating dome of heat that has settled on America appears to have addled some minds over at the United Nations. They’re thinking about creating climate cops. Suzanne Goldenberg, environmental correspondent for, last week reported talk “… of a new environmental peacekeeping force — green helmets — which could step into conflicts caused by... Read more »

The controversial Wisconsin budget reform saves teachers’ jobs.

The Brown Deer (Wisconsin) school superintendent long had been negotiating with his teachers’ union in an attempt to file a budget hole. The union wouldn’t budget, so the superintend had no other choice but to lay off 27 teachers–some of them friends. But with the new bargaining law, passed with such passionate teacher union opposition,... Read more »

Will County readies for federal default

Will County Treasurer Steve Weber provides the first (as far as I know) clear, nuts and bolts explanation of what will happen to county and local governments in Will County if the federal government defaults or it suffers a credit rating reduction. One of the eye-opening facts is what is called the sovereign ceiling rule. From... Read more »

Thoughts for while Obama and Dems bring down the country

Reflect on these.   1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. – John Adams   2. If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you... Read more »

Illinois government workers paid better than private sector workers

This is a hotly debated subject with both sides of this fight presenting their own studies. This latest one comes from the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think tank. Among its key findings: Compensation per state government employee averaged $69,500, which is 23 percent more than the private sector worker average of $56,500. Much of... Read more »
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