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Gov. Pat Quinn's attack on working men and women

It has to be some kind of joke that Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats are running a class war based on the supposition that they can create jobs, help the middle class and reduce unemployment. The unemployment rate in Illinois–8.7 percent–is the third worst in the nation. Might you think that Democrats, who have had... Read more »

Top Illinois Democrat goes blind; says state's huge pension debt not a 'crisis'

UPDATED: Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Sunday that the state’s massive public employee pension debt is not a “crisis,” but instead an issue being pushed by business-backed groups seeking lower income taxes at the expense of retiree benefits. – Chicago Tribune That’s the $100 billion owed by us taxpayers to the government employee pension funds. In... Read more »

Sentences I didn't finish reading

“And so you see a real pandering to extremists, you see a pandering to the tea party extremes of the Republican Party. And so this is another one, among a series of things that don’t really add up to a lot of ….”–Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors’ Association.  
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Obama's vacation wasn't long enough

Or far enough away. Republicans giving President Barack Obama the shive for daring to take a vacation should recall what a cheap political stunt the criticism was when it came from Democrats while President George W. Bush was taking his vacation. Sarah Palin joined in this mindless criticism during on interview with Fox News’ Greta... 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 »

Obama threatens seniors and veterans; leaves out kids

As negotiations over raising the federal debt ceiling, cutting the budget and increasing taxes comes down to the wire, President Barack Obama thinks he might have to stiff social security recipients and veterans. He said in an interview: “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue,”... Read more »
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Boss Madigan to Illinois taxpayers: Eat s....

  Speaker of the House Michaelf Madigan listens to discussion in the Illinois House Thursday. (William DeShazer/Chicago Tribune)   Led by His Highness, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Democratic leaders in the state Legislature have concocted a 75 percent increase in the state income tax. Madigan left it to Senate President John Cullerton to explain the deal;... Read more »

Issac Hayes Builds Credibility on the South Side in run against Jesse Jackson Jr.

Is it possible that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., with his name recognition, his 14 years of incumbency and the given wisdom that he is a shoo-in for re-election could lose to a Republican? Not just a Republican, but a conservative one at that? A conservative, black Republican newcomer by the name of Isaac Hayes? A... Read more »

Hand over your money

Here’s a trailer for “I want your money,” a political documentary film by award-winning Director Ray Griggs, slated for release in theatres in select markets nationwide on October 15.  Griggs has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices from America’s broad-based conservative movement, in what critics everywhere are calling a “rousing” feature film documentary.
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Democrats' attitude fuels 'the party of no

Mindless of the din arising from the crowds of supposed hicks, reactionaries, bigots, dupes and dolts gathering to bring down their party, Democrats have coined what they believe is a nifty campaign slogan to describe the opposition: “the party of no.” No ideas, no platform, no positive affirmations, no help for the tired, poor and huddled masses.... Read more »
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