Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Voter Fraud Rampant? I've Known That Ever Since I Started Paying Attention

No, I did not research this. Merle  

I thought you might find this interesting. I sure did!
Next time you hear Hillary, or any other Democrat, ranting about Republicans wanting to disenfranchise minorities by requiring voter ID, keep the following in mind:
* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).
* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).
* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters.
* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.
* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.
* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.
* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters.
NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote .
Imagine that.....

SPLC's Stance on What Constitutes a Hate Organization?

In the 1980s, the Southern Poverty Law Center — an organization born of the civil rights movement — began tracking extremist organizations they deemed “hate groups” in the United States.
At the time, most were white supremacist organizations finding renewed footing after a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan.
They called it Klanwatch, then eventually the Intelligence Project.
In the nearly 40 years since, hundreds of groups that ascribe to varying brands of inflammatory ideology — Neo-Nazism, anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, Holocaust denial, black separatist — have been lumped into the list. There is even a “general hate” category.
The law center’s definition of hate groups — “those that vilify entire groups of people based on immutable characteristics such as race or ethnicity” — mirrors the one used by the federal government when prosecuting hate crimes.
And while the news media routinely cites SPLC hate group designations as if they were definitive, some categorizations have in fact been controversial.
The law center is left-leaning, a nugget conservatives and even moderates have used to deem some SPLC distinctions illegitimate — especially when it labeled the Family Research Council, a conservative organization, a hate group for its stance on homosexuality.
But the center’s most recent critique came this summer from some conservatives after ambush shootings killed eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, days after Black Lives Matter protests erupted across the country following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement.
Thousands signed petitions, the center received direct requests andconservative commentators joined the chorus of critics demanding a hate group designation for Black Lives Matter, claiming its rhetoric was inflammatory.
The SPLC refused.
This month, the organization announced the latest additions to its Hate Map tracker.
Black Lives Matter is not on the list.
White Lives Matter is.
Merle asks what is the makeup of the SPLC board is these days? Mostly Republicans or Democrats or Independents? White or people of color? Gender? Age? Like the redistricting map in Illinois turned down by a panel of 7. 4 Democrats voted no insensibly and to their advantage and 3 Republicans voted yes sensibly. 
But politics is all a game you must understand. Perhaps life is also. An indication why so many leave this earth so early?


"Siracusa", A 2016 Fiction Book Written By Delia Ephron

Good fiction books are hard to find, but this is an excellent read. It is "unputdownable", a word somewhat overused, for those who have a very active mind.

Two couples with sometimes confusing minds and troubled lives and one couple with a 10 year old daughter, set out on a vacation to Italy. What happens is fiction. however, I believe most good fiction books tell pretty much the truth about many of our lives.

Adriana Trigiani, an author, writes "the taste is both sour and sweet at once, but the bitterness that remains is not only haunting but unforgettable".

As a farm boy who "just fell off the turnip truck", I am constantly reminded how bored and "left-out": I told my sister Loretta that I felt I felt that my mind was slipping away. Then I was drafted and the start of a learning experience that, along with some depression, goes on daily. These authors, and I probably could have been one, have minds that I cannot help but deeply admire.

Could even say jealousy that I wasn't born under different circumstances. But many feel the same. I at least learned an honest work ethic and responsibility from my Mom and Dad that so few are that fortunate these troubled days.

Hope someone I reach reads the book. Returning it to Lakeview today..

State Dept. Finds Some 30 Deleted HRC Emails Possibly Related to Benghasi

I'm not saying people are all stupid for supporting this corrupt liar. I'm saying they are delusional and ill-informed or always vote the straight Democrat ticket.

People don't think this country is going Socialist? I predicted just that in an editorial to the JS over 14 years ago. "Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V. I. Lenin to describe his similar unthinking supporters

"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism". (Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959)

Where we are heading, I don't know but it has a distinct feeling in the air that it is in the wrong direction". I also have thousands of documents I've collected to support the fact. Most, unfortunately, will be destroyed upon my death.

So sad.

Harry Truman Said,

"You can't get rich in politics unless you are a crook":. The Clinton's entered politics with less than $1 million. Today they are worth over $111 million.

I don't know that this true that all people get rich in politics. I figure my 10 years on the Peoria County Board cost me over 1/2 a million dollars.

But no one can say I was a crook.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Yes, The Democrats and Hillary Want a Socialist Country - Do You?

If You're On Fence About Your Vote, This Pastor Clarifies How The Very Future of America Is At Stake

I have been asked "the question" so many times regarding Trump or Hillary. By way of background, I have followed every national convention—Republican and Democrat—from the time I was age 9, and have attended most of the GOP Conventions from 1984 to the present. I have watched the news virtually every day from the age of 8. I have never seen anything like what we are observing.
In spite of the unprecedented nature of this election cycle, I will attempt to respond to "the question." I am not demanding that anyone else share my view. But I was asked. Here is my best attempt to answer as I am able to see things at this time:
  1. The Democratic and Republican party platforms are as different as night and day, in my opinion, as far apart as evil vs. good. The 51-page Democratic platform is the most leftist ever. (I don't care for the "right vs. left" nomenclature. I am far more concerned with "right vs. wrong.") The Democratic platform contains many points which are anti-biblical. (Time does not permit me here to identify what is meant by "anti-biblical," which is covered in my new book Well Versed: Biblical Answers to Today's Tough Issues.) It is thoroughly socialistic (a socialist is a communist without a gun). The 54-page GOP platform is one of the strongest GOP platforms ever. A biblically alert person could be comfortable with almost all of it. Party platforms are a big issue to me. Although some "blow off" party platforms, I do not. Nor do many people up and down the ballot who are running for office. This is a serious and very important item. I have a hard copy of both platforms in front of me now. Most people have never checked out what the party platforms say. They should. If a person is not drawn to the "top-of-the-ballot" candidate, they ought to at least consider voting for the candidate attached to the best party platform.
  2. Analogy #1: Both candidates are flawed. We all know that. But permit me an analogy: As a pastor, I would rather deal with a church attendee who is blatant and brash in his sinning than one who is devious, lying, cunning and deceptive. Both are problematic, but one is easier to deal with than the other. If I were a pastor bringing correction to a parishioner, I would prefer dealing with a "Trump-type" any day over a "Hillary-type." The chances of making progress with the "Trump-type" are many times greater than the "Hillary-type."
  3. Analogy #2: When my (late) wife's remarkable and much loved oncologist said, "Don't take Carol to that alternative (non FDA approved) treatment." I asked, "Why not?" He said, "The unknown." I said, "Doctor, your 'known' is much worse than the alternative treatment's 'unknown.'" (I took her to that alternative treatment. One year later that same oncologist went to the alternative treatment doctor to see how it was that Carol had improved so much. While this alternative treatment did not ultimately save her life, it likely stretched two to three years of life to six years of life—by the admission of another one of her brilliant young oncologists who later said, "Without any medical training or scientific fact, you have put together a protocol of treatment that has moved her into the top fraction of 1 percent of survival rates of all patients with Carol's particular cancer). Application of the analogy: Hillary's "known" is considerably worse—many times over—than Trump's "unknown."
  4. Trump has lots of sins in his past (actually, we all do), and—in the present—says things he should not say. I make no attempt to defend any of the things he has said. There is no need to rehearse the wrong things he has said. We know what they are. He should not have thought or said them. But there is no need to rehash them here. So we won't. But let's turn to the other candidate. Although America has had some scandal-ridden candidates in its history, we have never seen any one major party candidate more constantly scandalous as Hillary (along with her husband). She seems to exceed all previous boundaries for wrongdoing. The scandals just don't stop. In the same way we did not take time to list all of Trump's misstatements, neither will we here rehash the seemingly continuous string of horrific scandals of the Clintons.
  5. Trump is slowly being surrounded by increasingly good people. From time to time, I receive encouraging calls regarding this. Can these good people impact Trump? We will see. In contrast, I see no reason for any encouragement regarding the people who surround Hillary.
  6. Trump is right on approximately 75 percent of the issues. I wish it was 100 percent. It is not. I am in hopes that those beginning to surround him can help him connect the dots on more issues. Hillary is wrong on 100 percent of the issues.
  7. This next issue might be one of the most important, but I suspect few will understand its significance. Trump opposes globalism. Hillary thrives on it. Globalism is far more than "geographical" or "eliminating national borders and boundaries." It is spiritual, that is, demonic at its core. Few—very few—understand this. This is quite likely one of the main reasons why Trump is hated. Do your homework on this one. Think "principalities and powers." Serious. Extremely serious.
  8. Not voting is not a viable option, contrary to what the "purists" claim. It is not my intention to begin a war of the issue. I know that some radically disagree with this. My view? They have the right to be wrong.
  9. Voting for a third party candidate is—regardless of what is said—a complete "throw-away." No third party candidate will be elected, or even come remotely close to being elected. And yes, that matters to me. And for the record, the Libertarian ticket—Johnson and Weld—is nearly as bad on many issues as Hillary. When I listen to them, I am stunned people of their ability have ever made it to elective office.
  10. Trump has moved pro-life. Hillary is pro-baby killing, and prides herself on that, and honors the organization—Planned Parenthood—that actually traffics human parts from dead babies whom they have killed. This is below anything we have seen since Nazi Germany. The gall of Hillary! The Clintons have evaded justice for decades and likely will continue to. But they will someday stand before the Great White Throne. They will have to give account of their support of the ripping babies to shreds in the womb. For the record, those who vote for those who support the genocide of pre-borns will also have to give an account.
  11. Trump wants to defend the nation (which is the purpose of government). Hillary has a horrific track record as Secretary of State, and due to hundreds of millions of dollars given to her and her husband's foundation, she is beholden to those who want us dead.
  12. Hillary claims "everything is fine" in America. This defies every single fact, but facts have never been an interest of Hillary's. Trump understands that it is 11:59 p.m. on the "cultural clock." America is near the end—morally, economically, militarily and, sadly, spiritually. There are very clear identifiable indicators—measurable ones—that America is no longer the world's leading power. That day is over. Hillary will hasten the final destruction. Trump could either slow that down—or possibly, with God's help—reverse it. Maybe.
  13. Trump will address the massive government spending. Hillary will expand it above the existing unsustainable debt the U.S. currently is carrying (almost $20 trillion plus unfunded liabilities to Social Security, etc).
  14. Trump will expose—and I pray, bring down—"the systemic evil" (crony, deceitful, misuse of capitalism) that reigns among many high-dollar lobbyists. Hillary thrives because of them.
  15. Trump will stop the massive overreach of government. Hillary will extend it.
  16. Freedoms come in "threes." Political freedom, economic freedom and religious liberty coexist together. Take one away and the other two will eventually disappear. One cannot exist without the other two. The genius of America is that it had all three, until recently. Trump fully grasps the loss of religious liberty. I have heard him speak on it in person on several occasions. He knows that economic and political freedoms are evaporating. He will reverse that. Hillary will decimate all three.
  17. Every rational person knows the Supreme Court appointments are paramount. Trump has listed 11 superb potential nominees. Hillary's appointments would snuff out the tiny vestige of the three freedoms that are left (mentioned in the statement above).
  18. I make no excuse for wrongdoing or wrongful, hurtful words from either candidate. Candidly, I want King Jesus. He rules in my heart. And yours too, I suspect. And I want him to rule here—now. But that day is not fully manifested—yet. In the meantime, we prayerfully, carefully navigate this challenging election season, with great concern that above all, we honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every arena of our lives, including the voting booth. That is my hope. It is yours as well.

Voter ID and Absolute Fraud

I thought you might find this interesting. I sure did!
Next time you hear Hillary, or any other Democrat, ranting about Republicans wanting to disenfranchise minorities by requiring voter ID, keep the following in mind:
* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).
* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).
* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters.
* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.
* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.
* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.
* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters.
NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote .
Imagine that.....

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Religious Beliefs in Decline? Probably Not

Copied from another source. Merle

The standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American intellectuals began doubting the validity of God as an explanatory mechanism for natural life. As science became a more widely accepted method for investigating and understanding the physical world, religion became a less viable way of thinking—not just about medicine and mechanics, but also culture and politics and economics and every other sphere of public life. As the United States became more secular, people slowly began drifting away from faith. Of course, this tale is not just reductive—it’s arguably inaccurate, in that it seems to capture neither the reasons nor the reality behind contemporary American belief. For one thing, the U.S. is still overwhelmingly religious, despite years of predictions about religion’s demise. A significant number of people who don’t identify with any particular faith group still say they believe in God, and roughly 40 percent pray daily or weekly. While there have been changes in this kind of private belief and practice, the most significant shift has been in the way people publicly practice their faith: Americans, and particularly young Americans, are less likely to attend services or identify with a religious group than they have at any time in recent memory. If most people haven’t just logicked their way out of believing in God, what’s behind this shift in public religious practice, and what does the shift look like in detail? That’s a big question, one less in search of a straightforward answer than a series of data points and arguments constellated over time. Here’s one: Pew has a new survey out about the way people choose their congregations and attend services. While Americans on the whole are still going to church and other worship services less than they used to, many people are actually going more—and those who are skipping out aren’t necessarily doing it for reasons of belief. There were at least three fascinating tidbits tucked into the results of the survey. First, people who report going to worship services less frequently now than they used to overwhelmingly say the logistics of getting there are the biggest obstacle.Second, a significant number of people who said they’re not part of any particular religion expressed mistrust of religious institutions, suggesting these organizations’ reputations have something to do with why people are dropping out of public religious participation. Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, the country seems to be split in half in terms of how often people get to services. Roughly 51 percent of Americans say they go to church or another worship service somewhere between once a month and multiple times per week, while 49 percent said they go rarely or never. But within that 51 percent, more than half of people said they go more often than they used to—in other words, about quarter of Americans have gotten more active in their religious communities in recent years, not less. On the other hand, fewer than half of the people who rarely or never go to church said this has been a new decline in the last few years; a greater portion of that group said they’ve always stayed home on Sundays. All of this is a way of saying that, comparatively speaking, there’s more activity happening on the devout side of the spectrum than the drop-out side; this study suggests that even in a time of religion’s public decline, some people are experiencing religious revival. According to the survey, about one-fifth of Americans now go to religious services a few times a year, but say they used to go a lot more. Roughly half of this group stopped going as often because of what the researchers called “practical issues”: They are too busy, have a crazy work schedule, or describe themselves as “too lazy” to go. Others said they just don’t care about attending services as much as doing other things. While it’s easy to empathize with the hassle of trying to wake up and rally kids to go sit still for several hours every Sunday morning, this explanation is interesting for a slightly different reason: It suggests that many people view religious services as optional in a way they might not have in the past. Fifty or 60 years ago, churches, in particular, were a center of social and cultural life in America. For many people, that’s still the case, but the survey suggests that many people may be creating their social lives outside of a religious context—or perhaps forgoing that kind of social connection altogether. The experience of those who are losing their religion shouldn’t obscure those who are finding it. The sidelining of services may connect to another factor indicated in the survey: Among people who were raised religiously and who fell away from religion in adult life, roughly one-fifth said their dislike of organized religion was the reason. Another 50 percent said they stopped believing in the particular tenets of the faith they were raised in. Insofar as the decline in U.S. religious affiliation is an intellectual or philosophical story, it seems to be this: Fewer people are willing to sign on with the rules and reputations of institutions that promote faith. That doesn’t mean people don’t care about religious ideas or questions—many of those who are unaffiliated with a particular group still consider themselves “religious” or “seeking”—but they might not be as sold on the religious institutions themselves. The experience of those who are losing their religion shouldn’t obscure the experience of those who are finding it, though. Twenty-seven percent of people in the survey say they’re attending services more often than they did in the past, cutting against the country’s overall decline in religious practice. This was most common among evangelical Protestants, three-quarters of whom say they go to church at least once or twice a month. Half of the people who said they’re going to services more often explained the change in terms of their beliefs: They’ve become more religious; they found that they need God in their life; they’ve gotten more mature as they’ve aged. By contrast, relatively few said they started going to church more often for practical reasons. Belief brings people to worship, it seems, while logistics keep people way. The survey offers evidence that at least some Americans find worship services less relevant than other things they could be doing with their time, or perhaps they’re too hard to make time for. But the biggest takeaway is the variety of religious experience in America. Just as some people are drifting away from religion, others are moving toward it—and no matter what they might do on Sunday mornings, many people seem to find religious thinking still relevant to their lives. by Taboola Promoted Links.

Kaepernick, Colin - #1 Asshole and Football Star

He lives safely and wealthy beyond anyone's wildest dreams in a country, one of best, if not still the best country in the world. Probably hasn't read anything but the liberal media headlines, comic books and the sport page. He probably watches sitcoms and has no idea what is going on in the real world.

I highly recommend that he give 2/3 of his immense salary to Black Lives Matter and the Muslim Brotherhood. Certainly he would do much better giving the money to the families of the white policemen killed by "men of color" fanatics. Then move his ass and his ilk of which there are many in professional sports, out of this country to Iraq, or preferably Syria or Yemen,  If I were in the stands when he plays, I, and I hope half the fans, will and would boo him off the field.

His religion, if he has any, is probably anti-America. He is unfortunately, a talented dumbo not to be trusted in any role of our nations security. Unfortunately, many rich athletes believe the same, they just don't hold their hands over their"hearts" when our National Anthem is played.

Remember Bradley's Daniel Granger who ran in the tunnel when the National Anthem was played? I believe my letter to the JS helped give him the boot. Some would say "but he could have stayed at Bradley and helped the basketball team win". Really, some fans want to win so bad they would do most anything.

So sad.

Note to Jerry Craig

Hey friend, long time no hear from you. So you are still working on Congerville's history. Wish I could help but the only Tevis I remember was "Tevi" Tevis from Goodfield who was our milkman back in 1939. A big time Cub fan but long dead.

I do not have a memory of anyone by the last name of Lloyd.

Let's have lunch and I will turn over my Congerville file to you. Name the place and time probably best the first three days of this week or after Sept 10 or thereabouts.

Good to hear from you.

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.

B.N.S.F. Railroad and Buffet and Obama

Friday, August 05, 2016

On the "Lighter" Side

Weston Meuth of Canton, Illinois, is confused about the "yellow flashing lights" at many Peoria Street intersections. So Weston, listen up. How did you pass your drivers license test? Yellow mean "caution" The flashing yellow" signals mean you can proceed only when there are no vehicles of pedestrians that you may hit or they may hit you. If you can't SEE a clear path to proceed, wait till your light turns green.

How was that explanation? If you don't understand now, visit the Drivers :License Headquarters in Peoria off Sterling. If you are still confused, please don't drive in Peoria. We have enough bad drivers living in Peoria without you.

Last I heard, the City of Peoria was going to install 17 more flashing yellow lights at intersections. They save thousands of dollars every month.

Thanks. Peoria City Council.

Trump Trumps Trump - Smarten up, Donald, to the Way of Politics - It May Even be Too Late Already

Hillary and the Democrats carefully set and bait the traps with knowledge that Trump will step into these liberal media loving traps. And Hillary grins like a possum eating bumblebees.

And Trump goes on the defense, exactly where the Democrats want him to be. So minor incidents and the mis-leading liberal media headlines, which is about all the majority of Democrat voters want to read anyway, distract from the "major" negative stories surrounding the Clintons'.

Ok, Trump is everything you see and hear. But the choice of two poor candidates make it imperative that the Republican voters hold their noses, plug their ears, and vote for the party candidate who will pick the next probably two lifetime serving Supreme Court Justices. As well as bookoo Federal judges. Hillary will bend over backwards to support judges who will "equalize' all incomes, whether earned or not.

Extremely important for the survival of  a modified Capitalism and the slow down the rapid assent of Socialism.

No matter what ANY Republican says, he or they would never get the Muslim vote anyway, Nor the Black and Hispanic vote. Certainly their are an overwhelming majority of hard-working government many of who are Republicans, but there is and has always been a large number of slackers and shrewd businesspeople who live by sucking off the government tit.

I hope the Trump ads cite Franklin D. Roosevelt's incarceration of all Japanese during WW2. And, yes, I would rather have a Japanese family as a neighbor than 90% of any Muslims.

And constantly repeat that Trump said "vet the Muslims more closely" as we do not want what is happening in in Europe to happen here on a much larger scale than at present. But what would you except of the socialist college Journalism teachers  turning out socialist propagandists.

Nor that Hillary is the new female Pinocchio.

This presidential election is so sad. But I will still vote for the bumbling Donald over the corrupt and lying Hillary. And I absolutely hate the left-leaning socialists newspapers and "reporters" that buy their ink by the rail car load.