-By Warner Todd Huston
This is one of those chain emails that I rarely bother with. But this one is particularly funny and bitingly true. Well, true after I rewrote it a bit…
Why I Vote Democrat
- I voted Democrat because I believe a 4% profit by oil companies on a gallon of gas is obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% (or more) isn’t.
- I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending my money than I can.
- I voted Democrat because because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it. And if I can stop those other people from saying those things then let’s write a law or something.
- I voted Democrat because because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves who strike without notice.
- I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius, buy Carbon Credits, or do without modern comforts.
- I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all murderers on death row alive.
- I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits at my expense.
- I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make a profit. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as we Democrats see fit.
- I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few weeks to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters otherwise.
- I voted Democrat because I think that it’s better to pay billions to get oil from people who hate us, but not drill for our own because it might upset some endangered beetle or a gopher or something.
- I voted Democrat because I am sick and tired of all the mean-spirited rhetoric in politics. And if you don’t like that, you are a racist, homophobe that wants to kill old people and children… oh, and you’re a Nazi.
- I voted Democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I want to change it all with that promised “HOPE AND CHANGE.”
- I voted Democrat because the United States has been the most evil influence on the world and we need to take her arrogance down a notch. After all, we are worse than terrorists, our school teachers told us so!
- But most of all I voted Democrat because it makes me better than YOU just because…. well, just because it makes me feeeeeel good.
I was reminded of this one by Texas Fred who has a great blog. See it at: http://texasfred.net/
(By the way, I’ve seen one like this for Republicans, too.)
Illinois state representatives and senators receive the fifth highest paid salary in the country. Only California, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan pay their legislators more than Illinois. The current annual salary for an Illinois legislator is $67,836; if HB 2891 becomes law, the annual salary will be $61,052.
House Bill 2891 passed with a vote of 85-14 and now moves to the full Senate for debate.
First Degree Murderer Registry Bill Advances
State Representative Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) passed House Bill 263 “Andrea’s Law” this week out of the Illinois House to create the nation’s first murderer registry. The legislation is named after Andrea Will who was strangled to death in 1998 by her ex-boyfriend, Justin J. Boulay. Both were students at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston at the time of the murder. After serving only 12 years of a 24-year sentence, Boulay was released from prison in November and moved to Hawaii with his wife.
House Bill 263 calls for Illinois State Police to create a murderer registry database available on the Internet of those convicted of first-degree murder. The information would include name, residence address, place of employment, school attended and a photograph of the offender.
There are approximately 500 convicted first-degree murderers currently on parole and another 3,000 who will eventually be released from prison.
WBEZ radio: Illinois Republicans: Let us cut the budget. Click here to read the story.