Posted by: thescoundrel | February 27, 2008

Governor Rod Blagojevich Exploits NIU Shootings

The QC Times printed an article stating that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has proclaimed that Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University, where the recent tragedy of student shootings occurred, shall be torn down and a new one constructed. Of course he hasn’t stated where he is going to get the cash to do this. That could be a problem since he does not have the money to pay for any other of his pet projects, many of which are like this one; a needless expensive feelgood legislation. Tearing down the building will not bring back the dead or erase any bad memories from the event. Nor should we be trying to erase the memory of what happened. Let us study and learn from this incident, not hide from it. Instead put a plaque or statue to remind people of the tragedy and that will also play a part in what a school should be, a learning institution. Surround the building with reminders of sympathy and symbols displaying that when tragedy strikes we persevere and strive to move forward while trying to learn from the episode how to make the world a better place to live. Let the symbols scream that when some individual tries to make us hide in the dark shadows of fear, we instead turn the lights on and live life the best we can. Tearing the building down is like burying our heads in the sand as if the tragic event had never happened.

Shame on Governor Rod Blagojevich, for he is trying to play on our sorrow and exploit a tragic event so he can make a political power play as he grandstands for public and political favor!


  1. This is the first I had heard of this latest bit of Blago idiocy.

    We can’t pay the bills we owe now, so let’s just spend some more money we don’t have. What about QC WIU campus? What about the money promised years ago for Bowlesburg school? etc. etc.

    There is something terribly disturbing about this kind of dysfunctional thinking, which is why I cannot stand to read news out of Springfield anymore—-it just agitates me to a point beyond what my doctor recommends!

  2. Our Boy Roddy is just trying to wag the dog by promising that he is going to make it rain. I fully expect for him to declare war on Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa or Kentucky before his term ends. He will probably claim that they are trying to entice our illegal aliens across state lines or something. He is desperate to keep his reign of power and makes promises he cannot possibly keep. And the sheep just follow him to slaughter.

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