Friday, May 27, 2011

Stimulus Money Receiving Contractor Deadbeats

According to the NYT, 3.700 stimulus money receiving contractors owe over $700,000,000 in back taxes. We will never hear again how much of this money plus interest will ever be collected.

Where was Alan Simpson and his ilk when they passed out out money to deadbeats? A good investigative reporter would be digging into who and why our money was GIVEN to them and why they owe millions in back taxes. Problem is, we don't have many good investigative reporters left in communities like Peoria and then only when they want to put one of their "enemies down.

Alan Simpson Being the Miserable SOB he is

Passed on to me by a friend. If there are people cheating on their Social Security claims., and I'm sure there are many, but don't take it out on those of us who contributed. I contributed through age 85.

And no, Conrad Stinnett, I'm not lazy, just worn out wading through all the lies being passed out by the Democrats, both politicians and Democrat voters.

I haven't been blogging lately because at age 86, I have more things on my mind than posting the "stuff" I read in the news everyday.

Also, I have been working hard to sort out what is valuable and what is not in my deceased wife's mothers house up in Wisconsin.

Antiques? We found a lot. Any interest in buying? I'm in the phone book and the antiques can be shown by appointment. Collectors only.


Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of the deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security" to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. August, 2010.

Here's a response in a letter from a unknown fellow in Montana ...
I think he is a little ticked off! He also tells it like it is !

"Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight..

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown , you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the
goalposts YET AGAIN.

5 I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay
the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That's right,sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch. If you like the way things are in America , delete this. If you agree with what a fellow Montana citizen says, PASS IT ON!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Steven Streight - My Interview With Steven Today at 1:00 PM

Promote the show page on Facebook and your blog. People can call in if they want and ask questions, if they want to.

Copy and paste either URL below into emails, Facebook wall posts, or blog post links.


Sunday, May 08, 2011

CIAN Sponsors Public Safety Briefing By Ray Semko

CIAN, a local security firm, will be underwriting a briefing by Ray Semko aka the D*I*C*E* Man from 9-11am on May 26. (Mr. Semko's website:

Semko has over 35 years of experience serving and protecting the United States in the US Army and later worked as a Counterintelligence Special Agent for the US Government. He is globally renowned for his presentations covering the latest declassified intelligence information to military and private sector members to keep their data and organizations secure. There is no charge, CIAN is doing this as contribution to the safety of our community.

In talks with Ray, he has identified Peoria as an ideal staging location for terrorism. Peoria is apparently what is known as a "tweener city" ideally positioned between two major cities.

While there is no charge, since the event will be held at Mt. Hawley country club the seating will be limited to 250, so it is important that anyone wishing to attend make reservations as early as possible. Reservations can be made by calling 691-3000 or registering on-line at A few comments below from those who have attended a briefing before will give you an idea of the caliber of this upcoming speaker. Please feel free to call me with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Michelle and Steve Hope

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

"Pack The Place" - A Public Service Announcement

We are calling on regional business and community leaders to help boost the regional economy by getting involved in Project Pack the Place. This is an initiative to pack regional entertainment venues/activities and get people out enjoying the great things we have to offer in our region. Last year you helped us pack several places and it's time to do it again. We have two more "Big Events" this year and we need you to purchase a block of tickets to each of them and give them to your employees, friends or donate them to charity.

Coming up on May 22nd we will Pack the Place with the Peoria Chiefs. Game time is 1:00, tickets are $9 each and at least 20 tickets must be purchased to qualify for the Pack the Place benefits. Package includes admission to the game, t-shirt, and you'll be entered into the drawing to throw out the first pitch. Call 309-680-4000 ext 0 to order your tickets. Make sure you say it's for Pack the Place. If you don't have a group of 20 let us know and we'll combine you with another group.

The final "Big Event" of 2011 is September 10th with the Peoria Zoo. Watch for details. You can learn more at or find us on Facebook.

Thank you in advance for showing your support for Project Pack the Place and for helping move our region forward!

Jim McConoughey

CEO, President

Heartland Partnership Family of Companies


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Social Security an Entitlement? I Think Not

Forwarded to me by a friend.

This message which has been around before, pretty much nails it. Wake up politicians of any or all parties. I know I'm safe as long as the government doesn't g broke. But I wouldn't have spent 10 years of my retirement on the County Board if I was thinking only of myself.


The message:

Entitlement my ass , I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money , doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout !! Congressional benefits , aka. free health care , outrageous retirement packages , 67 paid holidays , three weeks paid vacation , unlimited paid sick days , now that's welfare , and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements !!!!!!.....scroll down...............


What the Hell's wrong???


Tuesday's Daily Bulletin paper, ran two articles on the front page side by side :

1- Calif 's 20 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit

2- The Calif Supreme Court ruling that ILLEGALS can attend college and get benefits.

Why don't they just deport them when they arrive to register?

3- Last year they ran an article on the yearly costs to Calif Taxpayers from Illegals using Hospital Emergency Rooms for their general health care -

At just one hospital the cost to tax payers totaled over 25 million a year

Someone please tell me what the Hell's wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!

We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????

In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey . And now Pakistan .....home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?

We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.

AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.

They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.

Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.

Sad isn't it?

Monday, May 02, 2011

Indiana Legislature OK's Voucher, Charter And Pay For Performance Package

Democrats try to protect their union vote but fail. Competition is what the world is all about. The Democrats look more like Socialists every day.

I have never been opposed to unions. It's their missions to make everybody equal in performance, which they are not and never have been in history, and guarantee lifetime jobs despite performance, what most innovators oppose.

Teacher unions and other unions will always have the right to bargain; they won't have the power to dictate. One major reason of the failures of the public school system in the majority of unionized school districts.


From the Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette, Thursday, April 28, 2011. See
General Assembly

House OKs voucher, charter bills

By Niki Kelly

INDIANAPOLIS - The final components of Gov. Mitch Daniels' education reform package - a massive new voucher program and charter school expansion - cleared the Indiana House on Wednesday and could be law within days with just the stroke of a pen.

Two other bills affecting Indiana education have already passed - one reducing collective bargaining rights for teachers and another tying teacher pay to student performance.

"With these enactments and those of the last week, this General Assembly has placed the interests of Hoosier kids first, and placed Indiana first among the states in reforming and improving public education," Daniels said in a statement.

"Their political courage and their commitment to a great education for every single child deserve the thanks not just of parents but of every citizen; Indiana has a far brighter future because of them."

The voucher bill passed 55-43, with four Republicans voting against the measure. All area GOP members supported it, with Fort Wayne's two Democrats against.

House Bill 1003 takes a portion of state funding usually provided to public schools and gives it instead to families who want to send kids to private or parochial schools. It is one of the most expansive programs in the nation because it is not limited to low-income Hoosiers or those in failing schools.

A family of four making less than $61,000 is eligible for a grant worth 50 percent of their local districts' per-student funding. A similar family making $41,000 or lower would be eligible for a 90 percent voucher.

About 60 percent of Hoosier school kids qualify under the income guidelines.

The amount of the grant is limited to $4,500 for grades 1 through 8, with no cap for high school.

The bill requires students to attend public school for one year before being eligible for vouchers, meaning current private school students could not receive a voucher.

Kindergarten doesn't count as the one year in public school.

The number of vouchers available statewide would be capped at 7,500 next school year and
15,000 the following year. After that, there is no limit.

The Senate also added a tax deduction for parents who send their kids to private schools or home-school their children. It covers education expenditures, including textbooks, even though there is no similar deduction for public school parents.

"This helps children. It helps children by giving them choices Š and empowers families who can't afford it," Rep. Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, said.

The House also voted 61-37 Wednesday to approve a bill meant to greatly expand charter schools in the state. All Republicans and one Indianapolis Democrat voted for the bill.

House Bill 1002 establishes a statewide charter school board that can sponsor new charter schools. It also allows 30 private, non-profit four-year colleges to sponsor charters. Currently, only the mayor of Indianapolis and six public universities are able to do so.

The bill also increases funding for online or virtual charter schools and requires charters to participate more in the accountability law.

"It gives more families options," House Republican Speaker Brian Bosma said. "It's a great step forward in that regard."

But Rep. Matt Pierce, D-Bloomington, said it siphons money from struggling public schools.

"The honest truth is you're not going to get that many exceptional outcomes in this, and you are going to do it at the risk of damaging traditional public schools," Pierce said. "It's a zero-sum game."

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244