Friday, April 12, 2013

Moving to Mexico - An Interesting Summation

Sent to me by a friend. Hey, writer, you clear the way with Barak and I'll follow you.
Dear Mr. Obama:
I'm planning to move my family and extended family
into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you
to assist me.
We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S.
into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.
We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports,
immigration quotas and laws.
I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do
here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, The President
of Mexico, that I'm on my way over?
Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:
1. Free medical care for my entire family.
2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services
I might need, whether I use them or not.
3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.
4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-
speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.
5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on
American culture and history.
6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one
of the flag poles at their school.
7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both
breakfast and lunch.
8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get
easy access to government services.
9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, but I don't
plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make
any special effort to learn local traffic laws.
10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get
the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be
sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking
11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U.S. flag
decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th.
I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the
12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes,
or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.
13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to
be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or
my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.
14. I want to receive free food stamps.
15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.
16. I'll need income tax credits so that although I don't pay
Mexican taxes, I'll receive money from the government.
17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays
$4,500.00 to help me buy a new car.
18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican
Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.
I know this is an easy request because you already
do all these things for all his people who walk over to
the U.S. from Mexico. I am sure that the President
of Mexico won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.
Look how crazy this looks when you put it in writing!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Local Events in Peoria

The electors just showed a disdain for politics, 17% turnout, and in many ways, you can't blame them. Few want to take the bullshit handed out by their opponents and the media as witness the lie told about candidate John Kunski who lost to a not exactly truthful, Jim Montelongo, who predicted the riverfront? museum "would be a great success and the dissenters where pretty stupid to oppose it's construction" (See my blog "Councilman Concerned About Museum Opposition" dated 9/15/2010 and easily found on my blog site search bar, upper right hand side).

It appears the lie circulated in a flier by Montelongo and his chief supporters cost Kunski the election Had. Kunski lived in a cave with no outside contacts would he NOT  know that the downtown ballpark was a long way from being a revenue producer. But maybe Kunski's detractors were talking to Roger Monroe "See my blog of 3/24/2008, titled 'Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club''  where Monroe told a "big one"

Lies like this one are reasons why more people don't run for public office and when the "good" ones are elected, the take a bashing from the medias who for one reason or another, have an axe to grind.

I read where the Peoria Public Library Director was fired, no surprise, if you read the blog, "The Peoria Chronicle, and my blogs,  We published the reasons he "left" Indianapolis which were known by the board that hired him. It appears more "firing" of some board members should be done by library supporters and the  city who mostly funds the libraries. (Did you by chance note the "increased"?? attendance at the costly Lincoln Branch Library?) That's the site where the "movers and shakers" in this community failed to research what was under the site grounds and had to relocate and rebury, or did they?, the remains of those buried under the expansion site at a rumored cost of $600,000

Actually, most of the increase in library use was free computers. Check it out..

I read where Developer Matthews is running behind, despite a mild Peoria winter, in this someday boondoogle, the renovation of the Pere and would be fined fined $41,000 per month for every month he misses the guaranteed completion date. Will the city actually charge and collect the money? We will maybe find out or maybe not.

I see where the Peoria City Police Super, the Mayor and the SA are going to, this time, really crack down on Peoria gangs..


Highways of Vehicle Destruction in Illinois

After passing through Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky, where gasoline was in the $3.30's and the highways were smooth, I dreaded entering Illinois where I knew in advance that the prices of gasoline were $3.50's to the $3.70's and the potholes and rough pavement would jolt me back into the reality of vehicle travel conditions in Illinois. Unfortunately, while I commend Peoria on it's prudent use of gas saving yellow flashing turn signals, the street conditions are possible the worst in the country. And with the dollars budgeted and the workers  no where near as effective as those who laid the airplane runways at say, Saipan during WWII, conditions won't change much before next winter.

Much has appeared in print about the dangerous conditions of our bridges. I'm afraid the condition of these bridges will remain dangerous for years to come and air travel will remain the far fastest and safest way to travel any distance, even safer than the railway-railways from Peoria to Bloomington so coveted by some of our most distinguished politicians. (tongue-in-cheek here) or har-har-har.

I drove the 1238 miles in 22 hours but I believe this to me my last trip to Florida or Arizona by vehicle. Next time I seek a warmer climate, it will be by air, the Lord willing. It was good to be back among friends and relatives, catch up on local events and get settled in for a stay.

Widmer Back From a Winter in Florida

Maybe a couple weeks to early but more pressing matters made me leave the clay tennis courts and the balmy days offered in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. New friends are also missed but I hope to see them again.

After reading all the accumulated  Journal Star newspapers, I was saddened to learn of the death of my longtime friend Bill Palmatier, who was an officer at Illinois Mutual and one of my company's best customers. Also, Bill McDaniels passed away. He was the Illinois Mutual Insurance rep who handled our insurance needs for a long time. Also,Jim Hardesty, who played basketball for me at McLean Waynesville and was later a customer. Also Bert Born who was a political supporter of mine. Bert and I also once played wheel chair basketball together for a local fundraiser. Most of you know of Bill's illustrious basketball careers at KSU and Caterpillar.

The deaths of these friends and contributors to the Peoria scene is a sad reality that all our days are numbered and we best make the most out of life while we are here alive on earth.,

I'm sure some of my other friends passed on that I did not hear about or because I did not accumulate all my newspapers. Jim Maloof was a friend as was Art Greenburg. Both helped make Peoria.the leading community in downstate Illinois. This community is fortunate to have enjoyed the benefits of these men of character.

My sympathy goes out to all those saddened by the inevitale course of life's sorrows..

Sequester Meant to Hurt Unemployed While Non-Priority Money Wasted

While unemployment offices are closed in many areas, Obama lets $704,000 landscaping contract remain in effect  for our ambassador to NATO in Brussels to get $704,000 in landscaping starting this year.

Obama intended all along to hurt the little people and blame it on the Republicans. Unfortunately, the basically  honest little people are outnumbered by those who have their hands in Uncle Sam's pocket.

This just one small example of Obama's hatred toward capitalism and his rapid move to Marxism in the United States of America.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Just Your Money - Norhing Important

;Forwarded to me by a friend. I don't have time to verify the numbers but they appear to be reasonably correcrt.


 I am and just wonder how many I will get back?
>>> AND very happy to be of the 1%.
>>> Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with
>>> All the people that run this country!!!!!!
>>> BothRepublicans
>>> &
>>> Democrats
>>> We're "broke"
>>> And can't help
>>> Our own
>>> Seniors,
>>> Veterans,
>>> Orphans,
>>> Homeless,
>>> Etc.,???????????
>>> In the last years we have provided direct cash aid to
>>> Haiti - 1.4 B,
>>> Hamas - 351 M,
>>> Pakistan - 2 B,
>>> Libya 1.45 B,
>>> Egypt - 397 M,
>>> Mexico - 622 M,
>>> Russia - 380 M,
>>> Haiti - 1.4 B,
>>> Jordan - 463 M,
>>> Kenya - 816 M,
>>> Sudan - 870 M,
>>> Nigeria - 456 M,
>>> Uganda - 451 M,
>>> Congo - 359 M,
>>> Ethiopia - 981 M,
>>> Pakistan - 2 B,
>>> South Afrika - 566 M,
>>> Senegal - 698 M,
>>> Mozambique - 404 M,
>>> Zambia - 331 M,
>>> Kazakhstan - 304 M,
>>> Iraq - 1.08 B,
>>> Tanzania - 554 M,
>>> With literally Billions of Dollars and they still hate us!!!!
>>> 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!
>>> 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 medication and mentally ill without treatment
>>> -etc.
>>> YET.......................
>>> 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
>>> Gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.
>>> Sad isn't it?
>>> 99% of people won't have the guts to forward this.
>>> I'm one of the 1% --
>>> I Just Did =