Coming soon to a nation of over 3oo,000,000 citizens – the Progressive Democrat Big Top Circus follow up extravaganza – of the Obama & Illinois Democrat Majority legacy for Illinois citizens. Unpaid bills, overextended credit, people struggling for healthcare availability and everyday necessities with the needy paying the price for Progressive Hubris. Welcome to the world of Obama wannabe socialism.
The last couple of years I occasionally posted about how I noticed some area medical establishments were no longer accepting Medicaid due to the State of Illinois‘ poor track record in paying those in the medical industry. Recently I was at a local medical establishment and I noticed that they had a sign up that stated – due to the State of Illinois slow payment system as well as their often denial of claims, any employee of the State, using the State of Illinois CIGNA plan, must pay for all services before treatment, then personally file any claims with Illinois/CIGNA services. Ouch! Illinois strikes again! And yet the voters continue to keep voting in these same Snake-oil Salesmen whom fleece the electorate over and over again. Stupid is as stupid does and there is a lot of stupid going on in the deadbeat Illinois government. And the silence from the watchdogs supposedly protecting the state and the nation (the media) is deafening.
- Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Flees Illinois (breitbart.com)
- Deadbeat Illinois: Expedited payments possible, but it’s tricky (sj-r.com)
- Illinois sky high property taxes 2nd-highest in nation (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Illinois set to plunge into statewide Obamacare (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- New Report Calls For Medicaid Expansion Legislation To Pass In Illinois (progressillinois.com)
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.
The Illinois Department of Corrections violated its own policies when it hired former Congressman Phil Hare's son as an assistant warden at East Moline Correctional Center, according to a report by the state's inspector general..... The inspector general launched an investigation into the hiring in response to information "it obtained that the Illinois Department of Corrections hired a politically-connected but otherwise unqualified person."In other words as I mused back in this previous post from September of 2011; Lou Hare was not a qualified candidate, yet was quickly slotted into a high level position at East Moline Correctional Center. The selection was pure politics. The Congressman's boy needed a job and despite lacking four of the six job requirements was handed the job despite that there was no doubt being untold others far more qualified for the job that never even got the chance to apply. And what are they going to do about it? the usual - nothing.
Obama Acolyte, Chicago Mayor Rham Emmanuel is attempting to use his political position to intimidate Banking Corporations to cease lending money to firearm manufacturers that disagree with his personal political beliefs on gun-control. Perhaps it is time to announce to Chicago to stop their Thuggish Mayor and make him quit attempting to impose his anti-second amendment beliefs on the rest of the country or protectors of the second amendment will start boycotting his cities tourist attractions.
Statesman taxing States into bankruptcy. As usual our fearless feckless foppish-wannabe leaders from Illinois are right in the thick of clueless activity. Perhaps Illinois lawmakers could add street minstrels to their job titles. Then they could go out on the street and sing -” Hey Buddy, can you spare a dime?”
Shhh! It’s a Big secret –>Free Blago Update! Is there any wonder this State is known for political corruption!
- Rod Blagojevich to be released from prison? (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Outlook To Negative (chicago.cbslocal.com)
Christmas is just around the corner and the ACLU has helped the Bush Deranged Obama worshipers unwrap a Christmas present from Team Obama. Obama, the Presidential candidate that has continually promised an open book Presidential White House – in a declaration that was supposed to invent Obama as the ANTI-George W. Bush/Dick Cheney Presidential Option- also promised “No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me”. The Obama speech was nostalgic of George “The First” Bush and his “thousand points of light”:
“My job this morning is to be so persuasive…that a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack,” he told a crowd of about 300 Ivy Leaguers–and, by the looks of it, a handful of locals who managed to gain access to what was supposed to be a students-only event.
For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and “wiretaps without warrants,”…
The facts are no matter whether you like Obama Politics (I don’t) or you think he is a False Prophet (my personal favorite) falling slightly below Oriental Rat Fleas on the political value scales of Honesty, Hope and Change: a recent ACLU Report that acknowledges that under Team Obama warrantless wire taps have actually surged. Oops! Let us consider the Obama tenure. Obfuscation instead of open book leadership. Turning over Party policy and leadership to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi creating a hard-left bookend assuring political stalemate upon political issues – instead of his promise to reach across the party aisles to heal the nation. Increased to the point of quadrupled, warrantless wire taps. Obfuscation of Military operations. Similar Bush Policies on the two wars in the Middle East. Similar Bush Policy concerning the harboring of Guantanamo Prisoners. Increased involvement of military and political interference with Middle eastern nations. Increased use of unsolicited military force encroaching inside foreign nations borders. Impulse driven Drone Strikes on citizens and foreign nationals sans judicial arbitration. On and on and on…..
Translation for the Bush Deranged: Barack Obama equals: Not the Anti-George Bush President. No Hope, No Change just more of the same old Washington DC Political Mayhem and leadership. In all actuality Barack Obama leadership would be equal to George Bush in ‘roid rage. But then what did you really expect from a President versed in unscrupulousness of Chicago and Illinois politics! Our Illinois political leaders are at the top or near the top when it comes to political duplicity.
- Woodward: ‘Who is Barack Obama?’ (politico.com)
- Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W (cnsnews.com)
- Flashback: When Barack Obama Blasted George Bush’s Deficit Spending (Video) (redalexandriava.com)
- Samuel L. Jackson Tells S.E. Cupp ‘You Didn’t Want To F – k With Dick Cheney’ (newsbusters.org)
- MUST SEE: How To Confuse An Obama Supporter (dailybail.com)
- No “Change” In Warrantless Spying (prosebeforehos.com)
- Obama drops the Dick Cheney-George Bush bomb on Romney (seattlepi.com)
- Supreme Court Tosses Last Chance for Telecom Accountability for Warrantless Wiretapping (news.firedoglake.com)
- Supreme Court Allows NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping to Continue (thenewamerican.com)
- NSA whistleblower exposes Obama’s secrets (lissakr11humanelife.wordpress.com)
I can’t remember doing a single Chicago Cubs post this year. It sure wasn’t for a lack of arranging my personal schedule in order that I could watch them on television. Face it the season was abysmal, and I might be sugar coating that assessment through rose colored glasses. I would normally being hollering “wait till next year” at this normal point of Cubby Post-Seasonless Blues. But other than the Anthony Rizzo deal, Theo Epstein hasn’t wowed me with his MLB import-export skills anymore than Rudy Jaramillo wowed me with his his hitting instructor leadership. But since we are once again in familiar territory – the Chicago Cubs sitting out the post season- I decided do do a season ending post of a video, in which the late Steve Goodman sings a ballad about a recurring nightmare of way too many a Cub fan.
Quad Cities -> Stock up extra food, water and necessities today. Lock your doors, board up your windows in hoping to protect your loved one because the Obamaton Zombies will be mindlessly wandering the streets of the Quad Cities hoping to get a chance to drool chunks in front of the False Prophet of Hope and Change, Barack Obama, whom visits the Iowa side of the Quad Cities today. The word is he will be joined by his wife Michelle. So residents craving Food such as Big Macs, Hardee’s Monster Burgers, BK Whoppers, Sonic Onion Rings, Checkers Curly Fries, Whiteys Boston Shakes, Franks or Wiseguy or Harris or Shorty’s or Happy Joes Pizza etc… should probably make their purchase early so they can protect their food from the clutches of the NYC’s Mickey Bloomberg’s Food Police Queen-Nazi, Michelle Obama. There is absolutely no truth, to my knowledge, in an unsubstantiated rumor I have started, that the Mickey Obamas Food Police SS will be raiding the Bettendorf based Ross’ Restaurant , after learning it was where Barack Obama had scarfed down the heart attack on a plate aka known as a Magic Mountain Sandwich during a past trip into the Quad City area. As Cruiser alluded it in his recent post - Be afraid, be very afraid!
Meanwhile looking a another past accomplishment (or should we call it what it was, another failure) of President Obama who was going to clean up DC politics; we can see how hard his justice department has been working on the Obama promise of bringing the country together in harmony. After the Obama Justice Dept. failing to prosecute a case that had already-been won involving voter intimidation by the Black Panther Organization during an election – the defendants have been busy spreading their wings of hatein an effort to spread further disharmony and increase racial tensions.
In their own words, the Black Panther Organizations preaches extermination of the white race, then dig them up and continue repeating the process.
And recently Black Panther members from the very organization the Obama Justice Dept. refused to prosecute, were busy promoting violence and proclaiming that “blacks need to kill white babies “seconds” after they’re born” — and even suggests firebombing nurseries to do it.
And today POTUS Obama will continue his false hope and change mantras here in the QC to his mindless minions seeking them to help promote four more years of his Elmer Gantry Big Top Circus. Sadly, Obama not the Great Uniter he claims, but instead the Great Divider may just do that as the watch dogs of a free society. namely the press and mainstream media, have become his bishops and evangelists seeking to protect Obama while hiding the truths of his False Prophet messages. All Obama really offers is No Hope – No Change, just four more years of the same tired old Washington DC politics.
- East Village prepares for presidential visit (qctimes.com)
- Obama Can Do Whatever He Wants (breitbart.com)
- We Must Create Military to Murder White Babies and Skin White people (breitbart.com)
The National Media found another gun-control dog bone to chew on with the recent tragic shooting in Texas. Is it newsworthy, Yes., it is! Just like any previous mass shooting was newsworthy. Still you have to ask yourself, why has the shooting grabbed national headlines with such media induced fervor.
Well part of the reason is it is the medias job to make hot potato soup from stone soup. You can’t sell news without the SIZZLE!!! No SIZZLE, and to rephrase a line from an old movie called Ruthless People, the news is then kidnapped by K-Mart and the news -show gets marked down, forcing the media corporations to sale the news rather than sell the news for advertising dollars. But their has to be other reasons for making a heartbreaking incident such as the Texas shooting, the front-page lead on so many standard and internet media outlets.
Last I heard there were three people dead which included the shooter) and four people injured. No doubt, a horrifying event in swaggering gun-toting Texas. Yet in heavily restricted gun-controlled, gun-fearing Chicago there were over 49 murders take place (its first decrease since August 2011), just in July alone. Chicago, that big Illinois and USA City – that POTUS Obama is constantly shining and polishing as the birth of his political career. Chicago, that Obama golden-painted beacon of Americana image and whose Obama Crony Mayor, Rham Emanuel, went vociferously public across national media damning Chick-Fil-A restaurants about how the image such a family-oriented business would tarnish Chicago morals- is expected to finish out the year with over 500 murders, which would eclipse the totals of last year, 2011. But killing suburbanites and college people with a gun SIZZLES and SELLS the news to average media consumer more than a crime ravaged Progressive Liberal City, where residents kill each other on a daily basis. It makes you wonder why a nation that has a media over-run with Progressive Liberal worshiping reporters continues to fail the citizens of Chicago whom must daily face a plague of murder, while the media rush to sensationalize the tragic events such as the Texas shooting?
Well a huge reason is that Chicago, like most overly regulated gun-control cities, is a shining example – that over-restricting of gun control does not work. A mass shooting event, Horrifying? Yes, certainly. But more newsworthy than a POTUS heralded city who has averaged around 10 murders a week, that only rarely gets mentioned in the national press? No its not. But the liberal press can’t sell the sizzle of gun control to the public, when the daily news displays the idiocy of Progressive Liberals hatred of USAmerican citizen gun ownership. On the other hand selling gun control through fear-mongering by sexing up incidents against suburbanites, makes for hot stories where the press can make a pot of Gumbo from a single stone. And considering that much of the media are Progressive Liberals and POTUS Obamaton disciples – Chicago’s murder rate don’t make for good promotional material in their quest to put Obama back as Bus Driver in charge of driving the US towards Socialism/Communism.
- The sickening circularity of America’s gun control debate | Alex Hannaford (guardian.co.uk)
- The Gun Control Debate And Why The Left Continues To Lose (redalertpolitics.com)
- An armed society is a polite society (conservativeread.com)
- Anti police brutality journalist jailed for recording public officials (theblaze.com)
- Guns Control IS NOT ABOUT GUNS … IT’S ABOUT CONTROL (twtface.com)
- Anti-gun advocates use shooting near Texas A&M to push for gun control (twitchy.com)
- America’s New Gun Control Consensus (frontpagemag.com)
- DAN BAUM – The Price of Gun Control (harpers.org)
- Shooter Apprehended on Texas A & M (theblaze.com)
According to media sources a third city -San Bernardino- in the State of California has filed for bankruptcy, all within a two-week period. Considering the disastrous state of the Illinois economy under constant mismanagement by Illinois legislators , past and present – are we seeing in California a dark omen for the future of the State of Illinois! According to the Sunshine Review, as of July 2012, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said the state has a backlog of 160,000 bills to be paid totaling $8 billion. Illinois’ financial situation was said to be worse than any other state in the country according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures, with the state’s budget situation called “tenuous at best.” There is an old adage that states -You reap what you sow. In the case of Illinois that may be true as voters continue to vote the same clueless and/or corrupt and/or repackaged political clones back into office – at state and federal levels.
The Illinois legislation – long held in an unbreakable strangle-hold by the Democrat Party- combined with severely-deficient leadership from both Democrat and Republican Governors has rarely met a piece of pork legislation, they couldn’t justify passing. Yet the State is in backlog in financial pledges to City and County governments as well as untold businesses. And when explaining away their actions, our legislators resort to Orwellian Doublespeak. Who will pay for all this financial mess? Why the people most in need; the poor, the needy and Seniors are already feeling the bite. And when creditors finally force push-comes-to-shove, the taxpayers will be forced to pay-up through higher taxes or watch as their financial legacies are devalued through bankruptcies similar to what we are seeing in California. I am also sure that their are lawyers and legislators from California, Illinois and numerous other financially strapped States -currently combing through law books- searching for some type of legalese that would allow them to pursue bankruptcy without calling actually it bankruptcy.
And yet still the voters of Illinois, California and other cash-strapped States will again trudge to the ballot box this fall and vote back in office, political dinosaurs like Michael Madigan, whom will continue to play Lets Make a Deal. The trouble is unless you are part of their closed-nit circle, they are all busy handing out Zonks instead of luxury vacations and fabulous prizes. And as Monty Hall aptly put it – once you make the deal you are stuck with it.
- State finds 420 Illinois inmates getting unemployment benefits (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Illinois about to lose 1,374 more jobs (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Behind Bars and Collecting Unemployment (stlouis.cbslocal.com)
- Illinois Services Threatened As Pension Hole Grows (wnyc.org)
- San Bernardino Becomes Third California City Seeking Bankruptcy (economicpolicyjournal.com)
- The Failure of Socialism