Governor Quinn will hand out hundreds of millions of dollars in the form of food stamps and medical care to people who aren’t even citizens of this country but he will close JDC.
To the parents who send their kids to school sick, clearly you have no respect for others and you need to be held responsible for the medical bills you cause others. If your kids are sick keep them home, no one wants the germs and it makes a rough learning environment for those kids who aren’t sick.
An honest president would be a breath of fresh air. What we don’t need is a second stupid one in a row. If you can’t take Iran at their word that they want a nuclear weapon and they will use it against Israel, our ally, and us if they get the chance, then you’re just deaf I guess. That’s what they have said they want to do. It’s just that simple. It’s not warhawk, another liberal catch phrase, it’s common sense, reality. The man wants the bomb, he said he will use it. What’s so hard to understand?
Mr. Gingrich is now saying he will put Sarah Palin in a high post in his administration if he is elected. Well, he just lost my vote.
Heck yes it’s a Republican county. If we hadn’t knocked Demuzio out, we’d still be having JDC open. That’s a no-brainer folks.
I’m a lottery player and I’ve played for many years. I’ve got to tell you, I haven’t seen the same number twice. You need a quality checker on your lottery numbers up there. Look at last night’s Little Lotto in the paper.
Illinois is just having some bad luck right now. The state happens to have its worst governor ever at the same time the country has its worst president ever. Hold on, things will get better.
Obama rejected the Keystone Pipeline because it reduces our dependency on Mideast oil and those are his Islamic buddies.
This is in response to President Obama’s trip to Disney Land and saying that it was nice to meet another world leader with bigger ears than him, Mickey Mouse. Man, I wonder what we’ve got running this country.
The reason the governor gives for closing JDC is the cost to run the power plant. Well, once it closes they will still need to keep it open and keep it heated. So, the power house will still be running, using the same amount of coal as if all the people were there in case someone wants to use the facility. What does this say? It just says that the governor just wants to close JDC and he’s using the power house as his reason. He just wants to put the people out in the street, he doesn’t care. He hasn’t even been over here to look at JDC or to see what goes on here or the people we care for. He needs to look at what he’s destroying.
If that bumble brain thinks politics has nothing to do with closing JDC then how come Mandate Pat hasn’t done anything to Lake, Will and Cook counties, those are the only three that voted for him big. Dummy.
This is for you my friend, Todd Harmeyer, who I grew up with on Sunset Drive in Beardstown, Illinois, riding SST mini bikes back in the ’60s and early ’70s. A song I dedicate to you my friend: K.C. and The Sunshine Band, “Baby Please Don’t Go.” I will miss you, my friend.
Newt Gingrich scored Romney. Watch for the Wall Street money brokers to go all out to destroy him in Florida. Mitt Romney has spent 10 times what Newt has but I think the people are seeing through his carefully sculptured façade. Go Newt.
Way to go, Newt. Finally someone who will stand up to the state-owned news media.
When Newt challenged what Romney did at Bain Capital he was not challenging free enterprise. He was stating the obvious. Romney and his group sought out distressed companies, sucked them dry and discarded the companies and the workers. The faster he could collapse them the faster he got his millions. Why do you think his buds on Wall Street are pumping tens of millions of dollars into negative adds against Newt? It’s simple to me, so that the rape can continue without interference. If they can get Mitt elected they can also get rid of those pesky regulations intended to shed light on this practice. After all, greed is good.
Headlines say Joe-Pa has died. It’s a shame that he will retain his god-like status and never have to answer for the vile things he condoned by looking the other way.
Go back and review the District 117 vision plan. There is no mention of a sports complex. Don’t make things up to serve your end. Speak the truth and let voters decide.
Don’t you just love the howls from Gingrich over the “liberal news media” asking about a personal issue when not that long ago the birthers were asking about the president’s birth certificate? So much fun watching the finger-pointers poke themselves in the eye.
Since when did the West Central Mass Transit in Mount Sterling start providing drivers with a bus for personal use on weekends?
With all of the JDC residents gone there won’t be much need for Elm City or Pathway. Do you think they figured that into the job loss?
I love the new restaurant inside the VFW. Had a great catfish dinner. The food was great and the waitress was super. So glad to see the “club” has food again.
Chief Grootens; do you think we are really this dumb? We all know crimes are up in old J-ville.
A horrible traffic accident on Jan. 23 in the early morning hours in Beardstown following a high speed chase in two counties and the police chief and WRMS DJ Randy West Taapaken brush it off like it was just another day in Beardstown of a minor traffic accident, and a young 19 year old died. I heard it on the scanner and the police who were chasing them were totally unprofessional and had the adrenaline pumping in their veins yelling into the mic to the dispatcher. This was not just another day in Beardstown.
I do not know who the police officer was who was chasing at a high rate of speed through Beardstown city streets on Jan. 22 at about 3:30 a.m. but you could tell he had a lot of adrenaline pumping by the way he was yelling into the mic to the Cass County dispatcher. You could tell that police officer totally lost his cool. You don’t yell into a mic, he should’ve remained calm and said what he needed to say. Totally untrained and unprofessional.
I was wondering how much the taverns and restaurants in Beardstown are going to have to pay for their water now? Did they also receive meters? Or was it just the homeowners in town?
You are some kind of fruitcake. Cars have a blue light on the control panel that shows you that you are on high beams. It does not matter that the lights come on and go off automatically, if you have the control set at ‘auto’, but you have to dim your lights you nitwit. You are one of the ones who go along on high beams blinding others aren’t you?
I want the members of District 117 school board to know that people are watching them closely. I have heard they are going to hire a consulting firm to help them try to get the sale tax issue passed. That will be paid for by taxpayer money, people. Is that how you want your tax money spent?
The report on the decline in crime in town was very encouraging. Thanks to all who had a hand in this trend.
If you think they are not tracking your every move on the computer today, your cellphone, and your credit cards, what you purchase, the number of times you go to a store, or how much you eat out, the clothes you buy, how many times you visit the bathroom a day. Well, they are. They know everything about you if you use a computer, cellphone, or credit card, you are being tracked. So much for our right to privacy huh?
In his 2008 campaign, Barack Obama became a “fat cat” by accepting more Wall Street money than any other presidential candidate in history. Is history repeating itself?
The state office employees only work seven hours a day. Their hours are generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour out for lunch. Why are they not working eight hours a day like everyone else? If the government and state assemblymen really wanted to cut costs this would be a good place to start. After all they are getting paid for eight hours a day, and if it is too much of a hardship on the current employees the state could possibly find other capable people willing to fill their place. I don’t know how many state office employees there are but it must be tens of thousands.
I am not voting for Obama and I sure don’t like any of these Republican runners. I sure do hope there is a dark horse waiting in the wing somewhere.
The lack of classroom discipline is the main reason our schools are failing. If we restore classroom discipline and give teachers the ability to apply discipline to the student including abandoning them from the school then things will get straightened out.
The use of bad language and sex in TV and movies is nothing more than an attempt to avert attention away from the very poor content quality.
Regarding the JDC closure, all these people will not be homeless. They are going to group homes and other special housing places similar to group homes. They will need workers there so the 400 people who won’t be working at one place will be working at these places. It looks like it will cost more in the long run. More people will be hired and working but it will cost more.
What right does Governor Quinn have in closing JDC saying that it will save money when he’s spending money hand over fist by living in Chicago and letting the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield sit there empty. At least these people are in JDC for a reason. We should impeach him. He should also be censured and not allowed to make any financial decisions because he’s wasting more money than anyone else in this state.
I’ve never spoken to Open Line before but I have a comment about the quality of flags being flown around Jacksonville. There are some places with tattered and torn flags. They continuously fly flags that are torn and tattered and it’s just unpatriotic. My opinion is that if someone who prides themselves to be American and have pride in the union they ought to be patriotic and maintain respect to our flag. This is a non-military person, but I am a patriotic person.
The PETA people wanting to put memorials on the highway for the cattle is “udder” nonsense.
Everyone here was shocked when we Googled “dead voters in New Hampshire” and saw how incredibly easy it is for just anyone to vote, with no ID whatsoever required. Illinois is the same way. How did we ever allow this terrible kind of mess to occur? What can we do about it?
Progressives, be very careful what you wish for. In recent parliamentary elections in Egypt, Islamists won over 70 percent of the seats, extreme Islamists winning about 25 percent. Keep in mind that not everyone in the world is a latte-sipping, tree-hugging, bongo-tapping, spaced-out, left coast narcissistic limousine-liberal from the 1960s, or wants to be. Other people do exist, and they do vote.
Regarding Tebowing: “Timing of action tells a story. Why would the world need more anger and more outrage? How does it save the world to reject unabashed joy when it is joy and thanksgiving that saves us? The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true and even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world.” Ann Voskamp.
I see Obama is starting to blow around about “being for the middle-class.” What an arrogant and condescending hypocrite. He’s no more for the middle class than any of these clowns in Washington. Oh, yeah, I’ll kill the Keystone pipeline which would have created a multitude of “middle class” jobs and helped keep gas prices down for us “middle class” folks. What a joke.