Illinois State Penitentiary (Photo credit: Tom Gill (lapstrake))
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!
Categories: Current Events, Fleecing the Sheep, government, Illinois, News, Politics, Quad Cities, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Stupid is as Stupid Does, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Rod Blagojevich
The election has been held and the race for
Potentate Mayor of Chicago has been called for Rabid Rham Emanuel. Was there ever any real doubt about whom was going to win this election! Using my almost-psychic vision I get an image of Rabid Rham fervently sitting in some backroom creating his next enemies list and checking it twice trying to decide to whom he sends out rotting dead fish, drawing lines through others name stabbing tables while screaming he or she is Dead. Perhaps for lesser enemies he will instead choose the historical Chicago mob thuggery method of lead pipes across knees and other body parts. My vision also included a picture of Rabid Rham giggling and snickering as he tried to figure ways to help Three-county Quinn siphon off even more millions of dollars of Illinois funds -designated for the whole State of Illinois- towards the Kingdom of Rabid Rham- Chicago. If you figure with his puppetmasters and Barack Obama in charge of 2/3 of the federal government – the sky is the limit when it comes to juggling federal and state money towards those blood-sucking Chicago Political Machines. Of course the real question will be how much of the money they direct the Chicago Way actually goes toward real needs and how much of the state and federal money winds up in the pockets of friends, family and political cronies. As their buddy Rod Blagojevich would put it – What Rabid Rham has now is –> an ‘effing golden opportunity. And I have no doubt that Rabid Rham would hate to waste an “effing golden” opportunity anymore than he would waste taking advantage of a crisis.
When you go fishing for a trophy catch you use a smaller fish for bait. Sometimes you lose the bait and the cost involved for your efforts of seeking glory. But it is a risk you take, when seeking the bigger prize. No matter how great the fisherman or the quality of equipment and bait used; often the really big fish still get away. According to insinuations by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, his trial was such bait – in a quest to catch some bigger fish among the Team Obama Administration. But then many of us surmised that possibility long before the Blago trial began. We have seen this sport of pushme-pullyou fishing expeditions probing practically every Democrat and Republican administration in power during modern political times. Considering the manpower involved and the costs of the first Blago trial, the Multi-Million Dollar questions are; will the Blago prosecutorial team pack up their gear and take home their catch, continue to fish and cut bait with what they have on hand, or seek out some new bait to lure in the bigger fish they seek with their fishing expedition. No matter the decision, no matter the prize sought, we taxpayers always get stuck with the bill when the US Justice system goes big game fishing. It is a lose-lose situation where shyster lawyers, scoundrels, scalawags and outright criminals hope to make the law and order costs of seeking justice for crimes committed – more expensive than the costs of just letting the crooks run free.
Categories: Current Events, Fleecing the Sheep, Good Samaritans, government, Illinois, News, Politics, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Sports, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Barack Obama, Crime and Punishment, Democrats, Law and Order, opinion, Republicans, Rod Blagojevich, thoughts, US
Media sources are reporting that Team Obama is facing even more accusations of voter fraud - this time from 2008 Hillary Clinton- for-POTUS campaign workers. Voter fraud, voter intimidation and fixed elections. I do not doubt that Team Clinton have just cause for believing that voter fraud was evident in the 2008 election. After-all – Obama was taught and nurtured in the best learning arenas for crooked politics in the world – Chicago and the State of Illinois. Voter Fraud and Political Corruption have long been proud faith-based traditions for Illinois politicians! Former Governor Rod Blagojevich could probably give us all some insight on the fraud and corruption inside the State of Illinois Big Top Political Show.
All these accusations of fraud and intimidation brings back old memories of District politics. In fact local political insider/topgun, the late John Gianulis was crucial in Rod Blagojevich’s reelection. With Gianulis at the helm of the Rock Island Democratic Party back in 2006 -we here in the 17th district of Illinois- were treated to some fast footwork by the local Democratic Politburo, when Lane Evans suspiciously leaked he was stepping down from his seat in Congress – just days after he had ran unopposed in the State Primary. That made it possible for the local Democratic Politburo to install Phil “I don’t worry about the Constitution“ Hare ( Philobluster has been known to skirt the rules) as his chosen successor by using party insiders to select Hare. That allowed Hare to avoid a real primary against numerous challengers -that would never have challenged the popular Evans- most of whom were ahead of Hare in polls taken of potential voters. It was just the start of the local Democratic Politburo using thug tactics to keep Hare safe during Democrat Primary elections.
It will be interesting to see if Obama will be afforded similar protection from possible POTUS competition in 2012.
Categories: Current Events, Fleecing the Sheep, government, Illinois, News, Politics, Quad Cities, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Barack Obama, Crime and Punishment, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Law and Order, media, opinion, Phil Hare, Rod Blagojevich, thoughts
Holy Cow! It seems as if the Obama DOJ just keeps sinking deeper and deeper into voter fraud quicksand. From the very start there was indications of Obama/ACORN Chicago Style Tombstone voting practices being perpetrated. As I talked of in a previous post; the Obama DOJ – questionably dropped voter fraud charges against New Black Panther thugs – after the Obama DOJ had already won the case by default. Now it is being reported that the Obama DOJ has also been dragging their feet on allegations of voter fraud in the highly controversial Minnesota election , despite an FBI agent finding cause to look into the allegations. Ahh yes the Chicago Democratic/Daley Machine voting philosophy of tombstone voting sounds alive and well in Minnesota! Still when it comes to crooked elections and government corruption – our State of Illinois has been striving to be number one, long before Blago took center stage. Here is the rub –> it is difficult to predict just how any voter fraud trial would have ended in verdict. But instead of prosecuting people -AG Eric Holder and Team Obama members – keep making themselves look complicit in some hidden conspiracy, as they continually fail to address the issues in through legal means. It makes you wonder how many, to whom and why has Team Obama and his DOJ handed out “Get out of jail free” cards!
Categories: Current Events, Fleecing the Sheep, government, Illinois, News, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Barack Obama, Crime and Punishment, Democrats, Law and Order, opinion, Rod Blagojevich, US
The world seems to be in its standard operating mode of self-destruction –>
*The UN is its usual befuddled self patting itself on the back over its perpetual incontinence.
*The middle-east and North Korea seems hell-bent intent on keeping the world on the fast track towards WW3.
*World-Wide radical factions of Islam seem to think they can suicide-bomb the rest of the world into religious conversion.
*Mexico and much of South America is busy protecting their governments from hostile takeovers by drug cartels.
*Hugo Chavez is still busy trying to spread his silencer-equipped government of undemocracy.
*Russia seems to be snorting Viagra as it continues to unzip its pants hoping to flash the world with renewed manhood.
*The US and Europe seem focused on bankrupting the nations of democracy.
*China is laughing all the way to the bank as it creates an economic juggernaut on the back of slave labor and world wide insatiability for the inexpensive goods slave labor offers.
*The rest of world is probably watching Dr. Strangelove and busy building bomb shelters as they are caught somewhere between a rock and a hard place awaiting for a final click of the Doomsday clock.
Meanwhile here in the US –>
*US Democrat and Republican politicians are all working hard to make personal and political gains off the BP oil spill instead of working hard to help solve the problem for now and future events.
*Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is back in the spotlight as he takes his Big-Top Circus to the courts.
*The Obama Faux-Hope and Change- Government Team continues to prove – once a Chicago politician always a Chicago politician.
*Our very own 17th district of Illinois Representative, Stupid is as Stupid does-Phil Hare tries to prove his equal to Chicago Politicians as he sought to go all 1984-ballistic on a voter that had the audacity to question Philoblusters pomposity.
*Unions at the National and local levels pretend the self-destruction of the Greek economy is a fairy tale, instead of a lesson to be learned, as they seek to extract more blood from a bloodless embalmed corpse of a US economy.
*And even worse than all of the above, the Cubs are not even playing .500 baseball this season and seem intent on returning to days of the old Cubby Blue June Swoon!
I am sure there is more doom and gloom I could link to and talk about, but the gnats and mosquitoes are biting and I am in a cantankerous mood and wondering on the best place to build a bomb shelter. Or maybe I should just pig out on a chocolate-peanut butter milkshake, some sausage/bell pepper/onion pizza and follow it up with some fried okra, a bowl of beans, cornbread and pickled peppers and tune in Comcast/WGN to see if the Cubs come out of their funk. Sigh – I am sure all the worlds evils would be cured if only the Cubs could win the MLB World Series.
Categories: Baseball, Cubs, Current Events, Entertainment, Fleecing the Sheep, government, Illinois, Life, MLB, News, Politics, Quad Cities, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Stupid is as Stupid Does, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Israel, media, Middle East, opinion, personal, Republicans, Rod Blagojevich, thoughts, United Nations, US
Wow- has it really been five years since clashing opinions about a proposed hog plant being built in neighboring East Moline created raging turmoil in local Quad City townhall meetings and on local Quad City Blogs? Granted former Governor Rod Blagojevich did not make the official hog plant announcement until June of 2006 – but the battle over the pros and cons about the proposed 135-150 million dollar hog plant was already waging big time. It even managed to help cost one anti hog-plant dissident her job, as she used company equipment in the battle against the hog plant. After about two years of battling among residents, local politicians and Triumph executives the construction of the plant was was put on indefinite hold. Well – a Quad City Times article states that Triumph is back in planning mode for the the East Moline plant and seeking funding for the plant once again. Considering that the jobs market in the Quad City is still in the crapper -five years since the last plant proposal- you have to wonder will the fighting between rival factions return to past intense levels or will the plant just cruise-control into existence.
Categories: Current Events, government, Illinois, Life, News, Politics, Quad Cities, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Illegal Immigration, Iowa, media, Rod Blagojevich, thoughts, US
Democrat Congressman Eric Massa seems to be tossing out excuses – about why he resigned from congressional seat. We may never know the full extent of his reasoning. He does sound rattled and running scared. Facing cancer -which is one of his stated reasons for leaving- will certainly do that. Another thing will do that is facing mobster tactics – which is another of his stated reasons for leaving. The mobster tactics are not coming from an outside source, but from the Obama White House and his fellow Congressmen. Evidently Massa is guilty of making dirty jokes. And according to him, the heavy hand of Congress has launched an ethics investigation on Massa that is actually all about his refusal to bow to White House pressure to vote for Obamacare. Maybe the man is guilty of something, maybe not. Still, considering the more serious, yet turtle-paced ethics violation investigations against longtime legislator Charlie Rangel. And that Rangel does not seem to be receiving similar to Massa, the Congressional excommunication treatment- the quickness of any possible investigation into Massa makes all the investigations smelly. Plus there has evidently been controversy between the Obama White House and Massa since his election. It also seems that not long after Massa’s election- Obama attack dog, Rham Emanuel accosted Massa while he was taking a shower. Those types of confrontations are usually intentional mobster like attempts to bully another person when they are vulnerable. Emanuel was a similar loose canon during the Clinton years – at one point stabbing a fork into a table screaming death to various Clinton foes. That Rham “Frank Nitti“ Emanuel should use such mobster tactics – should be of no surprise to anyone. He is after all an Illinois politician. Just like his federal boss Barack Obama, and other political allies Emil Jones, Rod Blagojevich, Tony Rezko etc… they all have connections to Chicago and the “Scarface” Richard Daley Democrat Machine. They birthed and nurtured their political careers among the Chicago Style Politics. And in Chicago – thug politics has been the rule of thumb since the Al Capone days. So I am not surprised that Massa seems rattled and just wants out of the Obama/ Chicago Thug Style government now running rampant in Washington DC. It is tough enough fighting cancer- even without having to take a shower in fear of being accosted for not kissing the buttocks of White House Political Thugs.
Categories: Current Events, Fleecing the Sheep, government, Illinois, News, Politics, Scalawags, Stupid is as Stupid Does, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Barack Obama, Crime and Punishment, Democrats, health care, Law and Order, media, opinion, Rham Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich, thoughts, US
When someone politics that they have “close personal relationships” with Dick Durbin and our specially selected Congressman Phil Hare to accumulate pork- red flags should pop up in front of the media and voters eyes! Especially when you start talking elections and Phil Hare. After all Hare was originally selected by “good old boys” in an end around the voters to replace Lane Evans as Congressman of our district. Since then it has been reported the local Rock Island Democratic Politburo has used bully tactics and dirty politics to keep Hare from facing real competition. This fall will be the first time Hare has had to actually face an opponent since his presence was inflicted upon the 17th district of Illinois. And as noted over on Jonathan Wallaces blog –> the Philobluster dirty tricks squad are already on duty. Questionable Illinois politics have long tendrils deep into both major political parties. That includes links running from the Chicago Daley Machine to convicted felon Tony Rezko to President Barack Obama to Dick Durbin to our local Rock Island Democratic Politburo. They are all linked together by former State Senator and Obama mentor -Emile Jones plus the late Godfather of Rock Island politics ,John Gianulis. Both of whom also had very close ties to impeached former Governor Rod Blagojevich. So it should come as no surprise, to anyone in neighboring Quincy that voted for a politician who claims they have a personal connection to Hare/Durbin – when reports begin to surface that Illinois/Chicago style corruption could be hard at work in the region. Maybe Quincy should hang out a now entering Quincy sign that includes –>
Caution “Good Old Boy” backroom politics hard at work.
Categories: Current Events, Fleecing the Sheep, government, Illinois, Life, News, Politics, Quad Cities, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Stupid is as Stupid Does, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Law and Order, media, Phil Hare, Republicans, Rod Blagojevich, thoughts, US
On 02/11/2110 I was reading articles on QC Online about local political figure John Gianulis’ death and funeral. Whether you liked the man, or not, he was a major political chess piece in the Quad City region for a very longtime. Gianulis was also a major player in getting Rod Blagojevich elected as Governor of Illinois! The Quad Cities were treated to the expected barrage of media coverage of the before and after spectacle that occurs when an important dignitary passes away. As with any such pageant – among the real mourners – are mixed important political puppets, along with their lesser noted characters. The lesser billed players are seeking recognition – in hopes of being noticed as a potential marquee billing material. The star players of the show are seeking to cast their radiance around as proof that the region needs their light to nourish the fields. The Quad Cities was not disappointed – as pointed out by QCExaminer, current secondary cast members have been busy scrounging around with the local media to create a new hierarchy. Plus one of our current leading men took time to cast his radiance for the media at the Gianulis funeral. Local US Congressman Philobluster Hare took time at the funeral for a photo opportunity. In what certainly looked like a very staged photo that accompanied the Dispatch/Argus article on the Gianulis funeral , Phil, who owes his seat in the US Congress to the Gianulis bullying tactics–> was standing very noticeably all alone – not another mourner in sight- looking down solemnly at the dead body of his former puppet master, John Gianulis. Strike a Pose – Phil, and he did! Phil has found a method to use Gianulis to promote the Phil Hare campaign even after Gianulis’ death! And the Dispatch/Argus gave him that free advertisement opportunity. Clearly some Mad Men were very busy at work somewhere during this exhibition .
On a personal note, I have not been blogging much of late. I have been fighting with a previous health problem that looks like it is finally clearing up – again. So my blogging presence should start to return to more normal levels. Thanks for your continuing visits.
Categories: Current Events, Fleecing the Sheep, government, Illinois, Life, News, Politics, Quad Cities, Scalawags, Scoundrels, Wheres the Beef!
Tags: Democrats, opinion, Rock Island, Rod Blagojevich, thoughts