Thursday, August 25, 2016

Do Obama and Hillary Fit in Here Somewhere - We do Know Obama is a Golfer.

{You're going to love this!}

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rio Olympics Were Fantastic Both in Venues, Structure, Photography, Media Coverage, Performance and Safety

All the months of bad publicity probably cost Brazil a half billion in attendees. Maybe the bad-mouthing medias will kick in to cover the deficit.

What a show for all the world to see. I super-enjoyed it.

The JSEB commented, "If the U.S.A. is such a bad place as certain politicians (Republicans) claim, why did we have such so many different ethnic group of medal winners and so many qualified competitors? Pretty simple answer. The countries the parents of participants migrated from are mostly far worse to live in than the U.S.A.

Paying Kids Not To Commit Crimes??

Paying "on the brink" kids $1000 a month for 6 months not to commit crime. Is this one of new innovations local "think" tanks are creating?  At least 50% of these "kids" will quadruple their money by buying and selling illegal drugs.

What happens after 6 months and the $1000 is no longer being paid out?

Are these the same idiots who were buying non-working guns to stop crime?

Another 10 years of idiot politicians and the working class will be taxed dry supporting 20,000 new "innovations" like the above.

Is this a great country or not!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Big Box Stores in Peoria - Two More May Close in the Next 12 Months

Expect two more big box stores to close in Peoria within the next 12 months. Can't say who they are but you might guess.

One source says Peoria is one of the best cities to start a new business. Probably so but to start and keep going are two different things. There are more empty commercial buildings in Peoria than I have ever seen in my 60 years of residing in the area.

And then there are the rising taxes with more to be on the ballot in November. Plus a deteriorating infrastructure; roads, sidewalks, curbs, water lines, sewers and County roads and bridges. But if you read the IB you would believe everything is hunky-dory in Peoria.

I was once an Optimist (belonged to the social group) too when I opened my business in Peoria in 1964. But the landscape has changed quite drastically which often happens when we elect politicians who have never met a payroll. How has the landscape changed? Just read my 2500  blogs and posts.

Monday, August 22, 2016

You Not Old But You Are Getting Older As You Read This

God’s Plan for Aging Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good. So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath. Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older #9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. #8 Life is sexually transmitted. #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. #6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich. #5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years. #4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing. #3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather.It pays no attention to criticism. #2 In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal. #1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow. Please share this wisdom with others while I go to the bathroom. s

Peoria, Il. - Did You Know?

That Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood when in office, tried to get a bill passed giving bicyclists the same road privilege as vehicles? Saner heads prevailed.

It should be revealed that Ray is a bicyclist.

That Peoria County has 10 times the number of miles of trails than walkers, bikers and hikers using them?

That our government found it prudent to build a bridge over Knoxville for hikers, bikers and walkers yet decided to create the most costly traffic congested street corner; University and Main, yet couldn't afford to build a cross (X) bridge for the same traffic over University and Main?

That the City and it's taxpayers still own the old Cub Store on Knoxville?

That Peoria Public School District #150 changed it's name because of stigma attached to a failed system at a cost of over $400,000.00 yet will now ask taxpayers to approve a property tax to support this shrinking student population while at the same time drastically opposing Charter Schools, most of who use few taxpayer dollars and do a better job of all around schooling?

That Charles Grayeb, a City Councilman and former #150 teacher was publicly quoted as saying that "The U.S.A. was 'never an Imperialist Country"?

That in year 2000, Peoria County had fund balances of 1 1/2 million deficits. By 2006, the County had fund balances of $23 million and when I decided not to run for a 4th term, the board in 2010, all funds had total positive balances of over $50 million? Now the County has serious present and forward looking financial problems. County roads alone facee an estimated $200 million repair and maintenance deficit and the County will ask the citizens to approve more taxes on one of several referendums that will be on the November ballot..

Hopefully, I have enough energy to post more "Did You Know" blogs.

Gun Control Fanatics - A Recommendation

Please start a campaign that will allow arrests and banishment's to be made of vehicles instead of the drunks driving them. Makes sense doesn't it, Hillary and BHO?

Deportation Of Illegal Immigrants to be Humane

 Donald Trump's vow to form a "deportation force" to deal with the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants isn't yet a formal part of the GOP nominee's immigration policy, new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday. In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Conway asserted Trump's comments at a meeting with Hispanic supporters in New York on Saturday "differed very little from what he's said publicly… that we need a 'fair and humane' way of dealing with illegal immigrants. "What he supports… [is] making sure that we enforce the law, that we are respectful of those Americans who are looking for well-paying jobs and that we are fair and humane for those who live among us in this country," she said. "As the weeks unfold… he will lay out the specifics of that plan that he would implement as president of the United States."

Heddington Oaks - The Truth

You won't find this in the JS. With all the problems with this County Nursing Home that was to be "self-supporting", you will read that Peoria County Board members, mostly Democrats, do not want to sell this facility that they had no sense in building it in the first place. If you recall,I blogged that BelWood could have been refurbished with a sprinkler system, new roof, new electrical, and new plumbing for $12.5 million. That is until the present City Manager who was Peoria County Adminstrator and the company that eventually got the contract to build this new facility starting making add-on while reducing the number of beds from 300 to the present 214.

Sell it?  To who? Who would be interested in taking over the estimated $40 million left to be paid on the bond? When it's expenses appears to run $6 million over revenues??.Board Chairman, Andrew Rand, who is also manager of AMT, says the facility is not for sell. What he means that their is no buyer.

I campaigned hard against this facility but had no support from the Deemocrats and little from the Republicans. Brian Elssaser appeared to oppose it at the end. Brad Harding came on strong to opposse it but by then it was far too late, especially with the JS and the Unions screaming, "out with the old (BelWood was 47 years old) and in with the new".

Remember, the union motto is "we don't care what you build, just BUILD IT"

Remember, I also blogged that the County should not be in the nursing home business. Back in 2008, there were only 7 counties of of 102 that still had County owned nursing homes. I suspect it is less today..

But hey, what do I know. Nothing, evidently because I was arrested by over-zealous police in Florida in 2013. No judge found evidence to convict me of a misdemeanor but that will never appear in the JS or the TV stations who reported it after Jerry Stowell forwarded the news from Florida to his brother Jim, who in turn forwarded it to 13 different news outlets.

Why would the Stowell brothers do this after all the support I gave their dad who was arrested in a high-stakes poker game while he was head coach of Bradley Men's basketball. You might ask their brother Joe, Jr. Good questions.

Maybe the JS will report how the County is going to bring Heddington Oaks back to the near even as promised by our then County Administrator or even cutting at least a million or so from their astounding losses while all other nursing homes appear to be making money? Another good question but easily answered, "The COUNTY OF PEORIA SHOULD NOT BE IN THE NURSING BUSINESS. IT IS NOT THEIR  BAG."

Peoria, Il. -City-County- Park District, Over Spending Coming Home to Roost

Here is what the JSEB wrote on June 7, 2010, " Imagine our dismay when one County Board member od the board (me) sought to hit the brakes on the entire new County Nursing Home Project". Not "what say" the JSEB when I was proven right and the JSEB has been proven far wrong?

Nothing, of course, just like the headline on 8/20/12,  "Housing Agency Closes Amid Mystery". All I have read since is court documents stating a lawsuit against "Pioneer Civic Services" It is alleged that many tax dollars were misused and misspent. I knew something didn't appear right when I visited this secretive operation years ago. No one wanted to talk to me about what civic services they were providing and at what cost to taxpayers.. All I found was a girl about 8-10 years old girl crying on their doorstep.

The new new County owned Heddington Oaks is regularly in the news with one County board member, Bob Baietto claiming Heddington Oaks is losing $3 million a year in addition to the $3 million local taxpayer support resulting from a tax increase referendum that clearly stated that the tax money was to make improvement to the now demolished BelWood but was used instead to pay consultants, engineers, land, etc. for Heddington Oaks.

On 5/7/09, Karen McDonald, a JS reporter covering County business, wrote,"The new facility would cost between roughly $27-29 million". The actual cost? The property tax payers in Peoria County should know that the actual cost was in the $50 million neighborhood.

Read my many blogs for the truth.

Now some 30 complaints have been reported in the JS coming from both clients and workers against Heddington Oaks. Three employed have been fired after they were caught falsifiying records and have since been found guilty and received sentences.

The City of Peoria have made too many mistakes to itemize on this page but the public should remember that over $30 million was spent on the Warehouse District which benefits the general public hardly one iota..

Also forgotten is the state and local tax funded failure called Transport which  evidently has creased to exist as well as it's highly paid Director. On 10/8/03 the JS headline read, "New Port to Open in Mapleton Industrial Park" would create 100's of jobs". Thus the name Transport evolved. But what went wrong? Much of the same that has happened to so many brilliant ideas and innovations that have been ballyhoo in the JS. Another example is what ever happened to touted Eagle Point, highly touted by the City and the JS?

As to the Park District, it has made so many blunders at the taxpayers expense that i will not repeeat them here. Just go to the left hand top of this blog and see my search bar and type in PPD or Peoria Park District and you will see why the PPD is financially strapped.

Can't comment on the "Louisville Slugger" complex that is partly city backed as there is no way this complex can make it on it's own. Nor can I comment on the Marriott downtown that is taxpayer backed  The JS does not report on such "minor" issues

More of why the Cit/County is going to ask you or create new taxes on my next blog.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Media Obvious Bias Against Republicans - Now You Know

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to  believe what is true.
News Flash:  OMG! Russia may be trying to "Steal" our Presidential election!
News Flash: It has already been stolen by OUR country's press!

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.

CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama's Deputy Press Secretary

ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama's Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood

CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton's Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
And now you know why it is no surprise the media is in Obama's pocket. Think there might be a little bias in the news? This may also explain the cover up of Benghazi, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.,........ 
Isn't it interesting that every place you look in Obama's administration people fill positions because of who they know, not what they know or how competent they are ---- and you wonder why our country has so many problems.

Now you know.
I don't have to ask you to "keep this going".  I only have to ask you, is this the country YOU want?
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to  believe what is true.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Word On the Street" by JS's Dumb and Dumber and Others at the PJSD

This Democrat newspaper and it's hard 4 Democrat "reporters" (I use the term reporters lightly) can't get enough tearing down a decent local mother and politician who just happens to be a Republican. Four lengthily condemnations of two statements that are correct but politically incorrect. First "Black Lives Matter" is led by militant racists. Second, kids who can't raise kids keep having kids because the government, their somewhat educated parents and grandparents baby sit and finance their fun times which in most cases is all the time.

Thank God for Planned Parenthood. Look at the mess in Milwaukee. Think it will get better in thee big cities and even here in Peoria??

Guess again.