En Fuego

To look at recent QCOnline articles, it would appear the entire Rock Island County is on fire, and rightly so:

An employee with the East Moline Correctional Center formally resigned Thursday, six months after she was placed on leave for allegedly using a work computer to hack into an ex-boyfriend’s e-mail account.

It’s obvious EMCC doesn’t require IQ tests as a condition for employment. She’s probably related to someone important. Like Louis Hare.

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Early Retirements Could Save Rock Island County $4 Million

Of course, not everyone is happy about taxpayers saving $$$$, sometimes your constituents aren’t the taxpayers, they’re the bureaucrats:

“But budget committee chairman Don Jacobs, D-Graft, said it’s likely department heads will want any retiring staff replace…’They’re not going to be happy, there’s no doubt about it’, he said.”

If bureaucrats ain’t happy, NOBODY’s happy! Don Jacobs is another poster child for term limits—he’s completely forgotten who he is supposed to serve.

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Rock Island County’s Human Resources Director Jill Rich abruptly resigned last week, as the turmoil inside the county office building shows no sign of abating.

Chaos in RICO—Democrat Civil War!!!

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Also an article about RICO SA McGehee reviewing state police investigations of Rock Island County Offices with more juicy details to come this week.

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Except for one, Eric Timmons wrote and reported all these stories. I’ve had my problems with him in the past (i.e. creating controversy at the RICO GOP LLD, doing the dumb “GOP Fighting” thing when Tom Cross was in the QCs etc.) but when it comes to covering the corruption and soap opera that is RICO government, he is a mother bear—en fuego!

Being en fuego is a good thing for Timmons, for RICO government—not so much.


The Dick Durbin Finally Gets Serious About Border Control

Sen. Durbin Derides Walgreen For Possible Tax-Driven Overseas Move


The Gospel According To St. Patrick

At a political event yesterday in Chicago promoting Raise Illinois, which pushes raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour or beyond, Preacher Quinn spoke in tongues:

“There’s a principle as old as the Bible…If you work 40 hours a week, if you’re doing your job, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty.”

Of course, if the Illinois Democrats were really concerned about those “in poverty” and that a minimum wage of $10 would cure poverty, they could have got it done before the legislative session ended, since they have controlled all levers of power for over a decade.

So I think it is safe to assume this has nothing to do with helping the downtrodden and everything to do with getting elected.

But so what? Pointing out Democrat hypocrisy and cynicism in Illinois is hardly breaking news.

What I thought was more entertaining were the 7 reasons Raising Illinois put forth for raising the minimum wage. Go to the link for the full hootalicious scoop—all the lame liberal talking points are there. I especially liked #7: “Uphold human dignity”.

The only things missing:

1. Raising the minimum wage will secure world peace

2. Raising the minimum wage will heal the planet and stop climate change

3. Raising the minimum wage will end racism as we know it

4. Raising the minimum wage will get you laid every day.

Hey, what’s not to like?


Is It Just Me….

…or do Cheri Bustos and Adrienne Barbeau look like they were separated at birth?


Sue The B*stards!

GOP candidate for treasurer, Rep. Tom Cross was in the QCs yesterday
and in an interview with the QCOnline editorial board, he made this interesting comment:

“Rep. Cross said that, if elected, he would not hesitate to sue the General Assembly if lawmakers fail to pass a balanced budget. The state constitution requires such a budget…’I will go to court to enforce that constitutional requirement’.”

I can’t imagine why this hasn’t been done previously except for the fact that taxpayers don’t have the clout special interests do and that the treasurer’s office has been occupied by Establishment Party politicians who like things just the way they are and are happy to bamboozle the rubes with smoke, mirrors and accounting gimmicks, then claim the budget is “balanced”.

Of course, this hasn’t been the focus of the lockstepping lemming press that wants to promote division by emphasizing Cross’s comment that he doesn’t support the service tax that Rauner is promoting, but still, he supports “everything else.”

Civil War! Chaos in the GOP! ZZZZZzzzzzzz

The hole is too deep in Illinois to dig out of only by increased taxes, but what nobody is talking about now is the deep cuts that will have to be made. Some of the cuts are pork projects like those contained in the 2015 budget and flat out fraud, like the $12.3 million in Medicaid for dead people.

I assume all this will be thrashed out if Rauner is elected—both the taxes and the cuts; if not, it will be 4 more years of higher taxes and unsustainable spending.

And a deeper hole.

GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!


Headline Of The Day

The Psychopathology of Sandra Fluke’s All-American Totalitarian Vagina


Judges 15:16

Obscure, but hilarious comment of the day from The Volokh Conspiracy via Glenn Reynolds:

“I hear that seven Hamas terrorists were killed yesterday by an IDF soldier armed only with a replica of Obama’s jawbone.”


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