Tag: Illinois corruption

The good face of Facebook

The good face of Facebook
Some of the more excitable online commentators online describe Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) as a dystopian nightmare. Others call the massive social media outlet as the Orwellian nightmare predicted in “1984.” I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard we are on the cusp of 1984. I would be as wealthy as... Read more »

Gov Bruce Rauner's supporters turn to threats in the budget fight

Gov Bruce Rauner's supporters turn to threats in the budget fight
Threats of violence are flying in the Illinois Budget mess.  Conservatives in Illinois sure are a classy bunch.  A member of the Illinois State Legislature told me yesterday that State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100) from Jacksonville was told by supporters of Governor Rauner that “he should expect to be hanging from a tree.”  The member... Read more »

A lifelong GOP, I won't vote for another Republican but I'm not a Democrat either

A lifelong GOP, I won't vote for another Republican but I'm not a Democrat either
Governor Bruce Rauner, Speaker Mike Madigan, President Donald Trump, and Senator Bernie Sanders even though he is an Independent cured me of being in a political party. They’re all the sides of the coin named extremism. That is me in the center of the photo marching in a parade in Bourbonnais, IL in support of... Read more »
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Illinois starts year three without a budget because of an evil man

Illinois starts year three without a budget because of an evil man
Illinois is starting year number three without a budget.  It is wrong, it is immoral. This hurts the poor, it hurts students, it hurts taxpayers who have seen our bond ratings flush down the toilet because of our fiscal irresponsibility.  That means we pay more for the borrowed money it takes to run the state.... Read more »

The little County that could

The little County that could
The Little Engine that Could is a children’s book that most of us read or was read to us.  It is a story written by Watty Piper, under the pen name Arnold Munk.  The story is used to teach the value of optimism.  It is also used to teach the lesson that no matter how... Read more »

I appreciate the offers to join the Democratic Party, but…

I appreciate the offers to join the Democratic Party, but…
There are a lot of good things about the National Democratic Party these days.  Things that as a former Republican are quite attractive to me.  First, they are the party of Free Trade.  Free trade was practiced as a near-religion by those of us who were part of the Reagan Revolution.  Freeing trade and tearing... Read more »
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Speaker Madigan a hit in his comedy debut

Speaker Madigan a hit in his comedy debut
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR-It was an unlikely venue to debut as a stand-up comic but Illinois House Speaker, Michael Madigan, took the microphone and gave a routine that captivated the assembled union crowd. In spite of it being a workday, AFSCME, and the other public unions turned out en masse to laugh at their patron’s jokes.... Read more »