Posted by: thescoundrel | August 27, 2014

The Joke is on the Voters or More likely the Joke is the Voters

In what medias Bards expose as shocking unfolding dramas –> it seems that the local  Rock Island Co. Democrat Party leadership along with State Level leadership has long been up to unsavory Good-Old-Boy  hiring practices. The article suggests 255 State of Illinois hirings had the stench of government nepotism. Of course if it is really all that shocking them it just goes to prove what many of us in the blogging world have stated for years – the media basically has their heads up their political advertisement receipts a$$es. The article on QCOnline points the  Flying Fickle Finger of Fate local wrath at the late Rock Island County Chairman/ Lane Evans Mentor John Gianulis and former Congressman/ Lane Evans Aide Philobluster Hare. (As can be expected the Lane Evans worshiping press neglected to mention the Gianulis/Philobluster ties to Evans.) Perhaps the most glaring naming names nepotistic event QCOnline mentioned was  :

In 2013, the OEIG investigated the 2011 hiring of Mr. Hare’s son, Lou, as assistant warden of programs at the East Moline Correctional Center. The OEIG said Lou Hare did not meet all of the Illinois Department of Correction’s written employment requirements. Lou Hare remains at the center.

Wonder who might have been singing that song back during that hiring? Oh yeah local bloggers harped on that hiring event more than once.

And while I have no love for any of the Politicians named in the scandal – they are just doing what voters have allowed them to do – fix the system through One Party Rule. I have no doubt that had the other boot been Republican One Party Rule- we could very well be talking about a statewide Republican scandal. One Party Rule creates the means by which Nepotism can go uncontrolled. When a Democratic candidate in the 17th district of Illinois gets elected they understand it will take a total disaster to remove them from office. First, the local political hierarchy are going to go into damage control to cover up stuff that embarrasses their candidate. Secondly, and perhaps damning of the local voters, Democratic candidates realize that once their name is on a ballot hordes of mindless local voters are going to step into that voting booth and punch a straight Democrat Ballot. The best an opponent can hope for is that the Democrat in question develops foot in mouth  disease as did Philobluster when he ran for reelection. You need multiple party candidates trying to dig up dirt that can be damaging to their opponent in order to reduce the dirty deeds politicians are going to pull once in office. It is just history. Both parties are just as guilty as the other one. You can hope the press will actually do the job it was given by the founding fathers as watchdog. But I would not hold my breath on that happening. Candidate plunk way too much money in advertising to media bases for them to be much of a watchdog. As long as the burglars are tossing the watchdog bits of steak the crooks can get away with their trespasses.

You could say it was all a sick joke being played on Joe and Jane USVoters but that isn’t really true. The truth is Joe and Jane USVoters are the joke because they  keep voting in the same politicians that cover themselves in political sludge at State and Federal levels.

Posted by: thescoundrel | August 1, 2014

Illinois – Consistency for It Constituency

Illinois not just in it for the short-term we are the home of  long-distance political skullduggery.


Illinois politics always were on the road to ruin – Quad Cities Online.

Posted by: thescoundrel | July 31, 2014

Fleeing the Sinking Ship

The Illinois Quad Cities loses another business to the Iowa side.


Bituminous Insurance moving RI headquarters to Davenport – Quad Cities Online.

Posted by: thescoundrel | July 30, 2014

Israel Bombards Hamas Symbols, Power Plant in Gaza


I currently see modern day Neville Chamberlains whining about Israel, for bombing the living daylights out of Hamas. This is no new conflict. And no matter how much everyone wants this conflict to be ended by civil debate; it is never going to happen. Sure there will be the occasional brokered cease fire. That gives the combatants time to rest and reload. But cease fires only prolong the misery. After any cease fire Hamas will eventually start shooting rockets back into Israel. Israel is currently doing what history shows solves conflict – death and destruction. Until people on both sides of the conflict have completely quenched  their thirst for bloodshed – this conflict will continue over time. And yes sadly -there will be “collateral” damage. History has taught us  -there  always has been, always will. War is ugly and abhorrent. But when war becomes clean -then there is no reason to cease killing.


Israel Bombards Hamas Symbols, Power Plant in Gaza – WSJ.

As Lois Lerners electronic correspondences are released, is there any wonder IRS computer systems mysteriously crashed?

Lois Lerner Criticized GOP As ‘Crazies,’ ‘Assholes’ In Emails.

Posted by: thescoundrel | July 23, 2014

Deja Vu All Over Again

Evidently with modern science you really can’t keep a worshiped man down. Of course the taxpayers are probably financing the affair in more ways than security. Instead of boxers or briefs the question is now Viagra or Cialis?


Meet Bill Clinton’s Latest Mistress | The Political Insider.

Under Obama Progressive Rule floats depicting him in a negative manner are racist events requiring federal investigation.


Department of Justice now involved in story of man who built Obama-mocking parade float « Hot Air.


However under the leadership of GW Bush the following behavior  was considered acceptable free speech behavior by Progressives like Obama.


As with all behavior beliefs by Progressives – All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.


Try Not to Laugh Out Loud When Resident of One of Most Liberal States Explains How She’d Fight the War on Terror | Video |

Posted by: thescoundrel | June 10, 2014

Obama – Hey Its Not My Fault, It’s Never My Fault

A good manager understands that when a problem arises under his watch, as they always do no matter what you are managing, the results and consequences ultimately fall on your shoulders. You build a machine created from people who will be expected to execute properly the job they are assigned. You choose the people that work for you. You direct the people you chose. And it is your responsibility to sniff out problems  on the horizon and fix them, if possible, before they turn from a mole hill into a Mountain. A good manager does this and takes the responsibility when he fails to properly guide his machine. A bad manager points fingers and says it is their fault my  machine is operating erratically.

The President of the USA is the highest manager in the country. The President of the USA is Barack Obama. Barack Obama’s style of management is throwing his personally-selected leadership under the Bus when things go wrong and make his administration look bad. It started early on during his campaign with Reverend Wright and has continued throughout his administration. His latest finger pointing goes  towards Chuck Hagel in Obama’s response to the Bergdahl/Taliban Swap media frenzy. Also,  his deception and political obfuscation is rival of Richard Nixon.  Simply put, whether you agree with the mans politics or not -I Do Not- the man is the worst Manager of this Nation in my lifetime. But I am sure Obama’s response on his leadership deficiency could be quoted as: “Hey it’s not my fault! The voters elected me. Blame them.”

Posted by: thescoundrel | May 30, 2014

VA Scandal A Sign of the Future

The talking heads of the media are mostly gleefully cheering the resignation of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Eric Shinseki. Veterans Administration Scandal solved, prying eyes can now move along. Yeah right and all my missing hair is going to magically reappear tonight during my sleep period. The V A Scandal is normal Government Bureaucracy tragedy at its worst. Even more tragic, this is a sign of the future of healthcare for everyone in the USA. Obamacare is and always has been babysteps towards socialized medicine. Obamacare will eventually be the V A Scandal. Long lines of people waiting to get necessary healthcare whose lives depend upon the whims of political appointees, whom get their jobs because of “good ole boy connections” not their ability to perform the job properly. Many will fall to the roadside trying to circumvent the governments red tape.

The healthcare system was/is badly in need of fixing. Babysteps towards a bureaucratic socialized medical system where – no matter who is politically in charge- is doomed to the failures that are Government Bureaucracy.

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