Monday, August 14, 2017

'Many Sides" Not Politically Correct But True

Think about it and think of the many organizations now at work within the United States of America who would love to bring this country down. Have we forgotten so soon, Watts, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and I could name dozens more.

Trump is not "politically correct" which is one of the reasons, while I certainly don''t often agree with him, that I believe his election over the Clinton Cabal was by far, the best for this country.

After all, the candidates for President of this country, have not been individuals that were the best of all peoples for this life stressing position.

"The Dark Side" by Jan Mayer, Published in 2008

John Quincy Adams said "America should go not in search of monsters to destroy......She might become the dictatress of the world: she would no longer be the the ruler of her own spirit". "He who does battle with monsters needs to watch out lest he be in the process of becoming a monster himself. And if you stare too long into the abyss, the abyss will stare right back at you". (Friedrich Nietzsche, in Beyond Good and Evil).

The pages of this book at Lakeview Library are stiff indicating that this book has never been read. I regret I didn't read it sooner. My thinking about the use of torture has fluctuated. At one time I wrote that "if someone who held my loved one captive but would not say where, I would use any means to get that person to say where". I still believe that; however, this author details things that indict our country with using torture on those who were captured but should have been treated as agreed on in the Geneva Concord signed by hopefully, civilized nations.

Abu Ghraib is not OVERALL a tribute to our country. But most of us know that many released from captivity, went right back into terrorism killing innocents and infidels. (Guantanamo Bay)

Heavy reading but worthwhile.

"You Must Fight the Devil With Fire" - An Old Quote But True At All Times Of Danger

No doubt that North Korea's Kim is a reincarnation of the Devil himself or herself. Kim's bluster was matched by our President's fiery reply. Neither one is going to do anymore than show their opposing strength and issue threats which are basically meaningless as shown by the rise of the Dow, S & P and Nasdaq today.

We have more to worry about like the fast growing "dead zone" in the Mississippi Delta than we have about a 3rd WW. Or our escalating National debt, the financial condition of our State of Illinois or the financial condition of Peoria County and the City of Peoria.

Or the fact that the left-wing Liberal press continues to incite the populace with half-truths and deceit and prejudice.

Journal Star - What I Wrote on November 23, 2009


Journal Editorial Board Cartoons

For a long time I have read the highly biased cartoons in the JS without commenting. The last two have really raised my ire. Despite the fact that we are giving civilian court trials to the the murderers of 9/11/09, the JSEB continues to doublespeak as they did under the Manz-Drake regime. "We were for it before we were against it before we supported it". They should show some shame by showing the last two cartoons appearing on the editorial page in a paper becoming so devoid of meaningful content. And so few meaningful local news that they may soon deliver the paper to subscribers with a single small rubber band even with the Observer included.

I had a conversation with the "person-in-charge" of a well-known public body recently who said "the only way she and her employees could find out what was going on was to follow the media and you know we don't know what we read and hear is the truth."

Well said.

The absurd cartoon of Representative Aaron Schock showing his efforts to learn more about the "would be president-for-life Zelaya" and Schock's seeking justification to support the apparently legitimate current Honduras government, shows the ignorance of the left-leaning newspaper editors and their "stong" support of Obama, their subtle support of Castro and Chavez and the "Obama can do no wrong" cartoonist. If the "cartoonists" crude grade school drawings can be called cartoons. The JSEB recent Editorial about the U.S. returning to "the rule of law" as a civilized country compares to the O.J. Simpson "rule of law" farce verdict. (I can't read the ignorant cartoonist's scribbled name but I do know he must come cheap. And I know the JSEB occasionally puts in a conservative cartoon and publishes a conservative LTR.)

Following the dictum of the JS, this country is rapidly "leaning" to becoming a pacifist, socialist, "civilized country", to later become part of a "one world government" led by perhaps the ilk of Chavez and possibly Obama; who knows exactly where he is heading. (Think the U.N.) Despite the false readings of the stock market, if we don't find a conservative, realistic leader we can elect to replace Obama by 2014, the country our service heroes fought for died for and were maimed for, will become a country many of then might not have "bravely or scared to death" sacrificed their lives and health to defend the freedoms for the mis-taken ideology "of why can't we all just lay down our weapons and just get along?"

Today's media reports that the 9/11 murderer wants to plead guilty so he and those who follow him to trial, can have a world side audience to brag and explain why they were only able to kill a minimum of 3000 innocent people and more if the actions of heroes who love our country hadn't destroyed the killers and themselves in a field in Pennsylvania. Holder and company says they won't be able to use his trial as a propaganda podium.

We will see. Why do you think Obama is going around the world apologizing to those who have used our country for their own gains? Sure, we realized many gains also. But this administration appears bent on destroying these gains.

The U.S must hold itself up as a beacon to the world as a civilized country? Sure we're civilized. We are the leading nation in incarecerated per capita. And still lead most countries in crimes committed. Obama and Holder must sleep with a smile on their faces. Smiling also, is Osama, Muhammad up in heaven with his millions of virgins, all the terrorists and soon to be terrorists and Khalid Mohammed.

Back to the cartoonist. He is a "cheap shot crude cartoonist". And left-leaning newspapers constantly print far-left leaning columnists; racists would be a better term for some, like Robinson, Pitts, and occasionally Dionne and locally, Adams. The paper tries to show it is fair and balanced by occasionally printing Goldberg and Krauthammer, two of the most realists conservative columnists widely published today and a few realistic cartoons. But most of the rest of the conservatives are gone from the JSEB.

Fortunately, someone writes a sensible letter to the editor such as Mike Bigger, of Wyoming to offset a barrage of sheer stupidity as written by the likes of Mark Haggis of Pekin who may or may not understand that Obama is left-leaning therefore decrying the ouster of Zelaya. Despite the fact that the Zelaya ouster was supported by "every institution of the Honduran civil society, his own party, the Catholic church, included Zelaya's revocation of the U.S. visas of the members of the Honduran Supreme Court and his threat not to recognize the constitution of his own country?"

Thanks to Howard F. Jaeckel, of New York and his LTE in the WSJ on 10/21/09.

On 10/09/09, one of my most favorite columnists, Mary Anastasia O'Grady, wrote in the WSJ about the Zelaya government and it's supporters, "Revolutionary Anti-Semitism", quoting a leading Honduran radio station broadcaster on 9/25/09, the following, "Sometimes I ask myself if Hitler wasn't right when he wanted to finish with that race, through the famous Holocaust, because if there are people that are harmful in this country, they are the Jew, the Israelites."

Zelaya and his ilk are hungry for power and are supported by the dangerous nut-case in Iran, Chavez, Castro and with the subtle support of our Democrat President and his administration and many members of his party.

We are living in the most dangerous times of this nation and one of the far most dangerous is the ilk of the little guy Gitmo detainee posed between the two "big" American terrorists, one probably an illegal criminal we taxpayers support, in the absurd cartoon.

The cartoon today showing the terrorist as the 'little' Muslim killer alongside big imprisoned brutes, many of them illegal immigrants, with the citizens described as fear mongers.

The JSEB should know that their paper, often called the 'urinal" Star creates about as much terror as to their position on local and world events as some of the terror caused by prisoners incarcerated in our jail and prison systems. Years ago the JS was accused by a local family of causing one family member to commit suicide because of the daily hammering of this person by this newspaper. How many more have been driven out of their minds and out of the community because of vicious attacks by this near bankrupt (Gateway, who owns them) and shrinking in meaningful content, news media?

Never once has the JSEB praised any of my accomplishments without adding the word "but".

I know the JS can and do, bury me in barrels of ink; they buy a lot less these days, but they will never silence me. Even though they tried to stop my being elected to public office; I ran for an office or position 9 times and was elected 7 times; four of the campaigns in which I spent no money. My name still appears on a prominent home office based company, a company I founded with 2 employees, in 1964.

See my next blog on a subject the JS evidently found not worthy to print.

Thank you, my readers, and I only wish I had the health and energy to write more than I do. "We find comfort in those who agree with us-growth among those who don't."


Friday, August 11, 2017

Heddington Oaks - Peoria Counties Self Inflicted Dilemma - 2014 Blog


PUBLIC NURSING HOMES - How "Truth Stretching" Created Heddington Oaks - 90% of What the Peoria County Board Did and the Peoria Journal Star Reported Were Lies

The first BIG LIE  was the referendum in 2008. To refresh the memory of  Peoria County property payers who care, the question on the referendum said "Shall the maximum rate of the tax levied by Peoria County for the purposes of MAINTAINING  a county nursing home, Bel-Wood, be increased from .025% to .06%." I supported this referendum never believing that our Administrator, Patrick Urich, now Peoria City Manager, NEVER intended that Bel-Wood be maintained because he and the Democrat majority wanted the glory of a new tax supported $53 million Heddington Oaks. A "safety net" for the poor, it was called.

In the first 6 months of this fiscal year, Heddington Oaks lost an additional $900.000.00. Did the JS report this? What do you think the Journal Star would do? It's Mike Bailey and Company's nature to help cover-up problems on anything they supported. And did they ever NOT support any of the "boondoggles" in Peoria??

Fourteen years ago, BelWood County Nursing Home could have been totally remodeled for around $7 million. Approximately 7 years later, the job was quoted by a reputable contractor out of Springfield, for $12 million. This did not fly with our administrator and the Democrat majority on the County Board. A local contractor was brought in and estimated around $19 million. This figure did not please those running the board so they received an estimate from the same local firm for $29 million, then to my knowledge a final one for $33-4 million.

The administrator wanted a new building and a majority of the board concurred. I did not. On June 7, 2010, the JSEB wrote,"The cost of the new rebuild, pegged at $45 million today,(actual cost $53 million, JS June 6, 2014) would be covered by an existing tax, approximately $3.4 million in property taxes, both direct and indirect, that county residents (not true, only Peoria County PROPERTY taxpayers) pay to support the facility, now named Heddington Oaks, Now, Heddington Oaks has lost over $900,000 in just one-half year of 2014, not including the property taxes of around $3 million collected each year to support the new HO Peoria County Nursing home.

In order to get approval from the State of Illinois, Peoria County had to submit evidence that it would be almost as cheap to build as to remodel. Here again, I quote the Journal Star Editorial Board. "After seeing that the cost to make the renovations was nearly as high as the price tag of a new building - and thus unlikely to get the OK from the state oversight panel - board members ultimately decided in June 2009 to construct a new building instead."

A contingent of Democrat board members took the figures $33-4 million to renovate and $45 million to build to Chicago to present before the State Health panel. The State Health panel consisting of a majority of Democrats gave their immediate approval.

On 6/6/09, I wrote on the opinion page of the JS. opposing a new structure as being unaffordable while the final estimate for remodeling was Pat Urich and the consulting firm dreams.. On 6/10/2010, I wrote on the JSEB "Spotlight" page, "Costs too high for county to keep supporting supporting any type of county nursing home" Almost all counties in the State of Illinois had ceded the safety net for the poor to the state and private nursing homes. BelWood was always considered to be a safety net; now it is a luxurious facility unaffordable to many county property tax payers. Our then administrator, Patrick Urich told me this new facility would be self-supporting along with what the state was contributing through Medicaid.

All private nursing home must not lose money or they would go out of business. Not government owned nursing homes, they just raise taxes, at least here in Peoria. Tazewell County gave up their public nursing home many years ago as an esample.

So now Peoria County itself is running a deficit and looking for ways to cut costs. When the subject of the badly missed projection of Heddington Oaks was brought up, it was quickly shot down by Board member, Jimmy Dillon whose close relative allegedly has West Peoria City Hall offices in the same complex. Other Democrats claimed a board meeting was the wrong venue for discussing problems at Heddington Oaks. As of September 1, 2014, 13 of the 2114 Heddington Oaks county owned nursing home, were still unfilled.

So many lies to taxpayers, most of whom seem apathetic. Not unusual in this community. But most everything envisioned by the "movers and shakers' in this community have been built, all that remains are rising taxes to cover operating and long-term bond costs.

Some, again say my facts are wrong. Call a press conference and I will present my facts which are ACCURATE and i could expose a lot more such as what the maintenance supervisor at BelWood told me personally that he was instructed to not repair anything not ABSOLUTELY necessary. Then pictures were taken of what needed repairing (one contractor told me he could do the work for $25,000.00 which I have in my possession, but only because I asked for them) and shown to the State Health Board to show why it would cost $33-4 million to renovate Belwood.

So sad, but there is no glory in renovating. "New" is the big word in this community while so many buildings like BelWood, Cub Foods on Knoxville, etc., sit empty.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Traveler Weekly Has Become a Communist /Race-Baiting Newspaper?

Recent praise of Race-Baiting Rev. Jeremiah A.Wright on the front page of this Black Newspaper. Speaking and receiving multiple standing ovations as he spoke at Saint Sabina Church's Seven. Rev. Wright said. "Jesus did not submit to the oppression of his haters" (whites like Trump).

Recently the Traveler ran a front page article praising Berkeley's Dr. Cornel West. Our black community needs better leaders for the growing problem of uneducated, unemployed and unemployable youths.

Sheriff McCoy once told me that if he could remove from Peoria about 200 consistent trouble makers, this community would a lot better place to live. Maybe that is another reason he moved to Washington. It couldn't be done as one replaced another.


North Korea Threat - About 20 Other Threats To Worry About Before N.K.

Kim Jong is a monster but I doubt whether his Generals and troops are ready to die. Move your worries elsewhere in THIS country and areas where we have troops and personnel.

Good grief!!

Renaissance Park - Widely Touted in 2006. What Went Wrong?

Neighborhood Advisory Council - Heart of Peoria Commission and paid consultants
Ferrell Madden and Associates, Michael Bryant and other movers and shakers were behind this drive to make Peoria a better place.

What happened now 11 years later? What went wrong? Are these commissions still meeting regularly with the consultants?

The JS should be pursuing things like this such as the missing signage promised by the Peoria Park District about improvements to Glen Oak Park with the huge sign "African Exhibit"? I see nothing was done but thanks to Glen Barton, a new entrance to the zoo building was built with his money.

Interesting the JS is spending all this time attacking Trump when they should be calling attention to the REAL world in Peoria.

What's going on at Louisville Slugger. Remember that this facility is to bring 600,000-800,00 NEW visitors to Peoria every year. Still retail sales keep slipping and City and County debt keep rising.

Not to forget that the new museum was to bring in $16 million in new retail sales as projected by "those who know more than us"????


Monday, August 07, 2017

National Debt Will Grow No Matter Who Is Elected

If you don't believe I am right, prove me wrong. Do you know of anyone who wants their pensions, present or future, drastically reduced or their lifestyle deflated???? Yes, we could bring back our security personnel from around the globe and isolate ourselves from bad world events (I  certainly do believe we could do some cutting back and avoid future Vietnams, Iraqs, etc.) and we could cut the heck out of certain entitlements but then what would our politicians explain to those who spent big money on electing them and expect in return MORE entitlement dollars?

"If Hillary Had Been Elected We Would Be In a Recession Today"

Heard on CNBC today. I previously predicted we would be in a recession in late 2016 or early 2017. But I didn't think Trump would be elected.

Eventually with the majority of the Democrats stonewalling, a recession will come.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Typical Work of the Congressional Politicians We Send to Washington








Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too.  It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.

If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500.

Read that again.

Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?

We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and me that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.

Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.

If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows).

After 49 years of working you'd have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,78760 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit!

If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.




Entitlement my foot; I paid cash for my social security insurance!

Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!

Remember the benefits for members of Congress?

         free healthcare,

         outrageous retirement

         67 paid holidays,

         three weeks paid

         unlimited paid sick

Now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most 

Sessions Wants to Set Back Progress to Legalize Pot

If so, Trump may have been right. Any one other than those worried about their failed eradication jobs should be intelligent enough to see that despite warning users of health dangers; people use pot anyway just like alcohol. Vehicle deaths attributed to alcohol is !6,000 to less that 100 attributed to the use of pot.

Per year. Look it up.

Lewd Messages Sent By A Fox Executive to Fox Staffers - By Gosh, What Will We Hear Next

Women are easily upset by the travails of life. So did they receive messages that used the word"fuck" in them? Or "mother-fucker"? These two terms of 'endearment' are often used in movies and sitcoms, on the athletic field, on the street, in board rooms and behind closed doors.Please publish in detail these lewd remarks and what might have led up to these terrible types of lewd messages.

My experience is that women are better at saying lewd thing than are men. Let's have all the details unless of course it is "classified".

By gummy, lay it out their for those of us who can still read and let people who think like I do, be the judges.

Or, if you don't like the atmosphere where you work, get a better job. Or let your BF's or Husbands, support you while you stay home and raise your kids who, of course, will never say a cuss word to anyone unless they are cussing you.

I come from the era of WW2 where women on the assembly lines, learned to cuss like sailors. Opps. PI. So sorry.

Polls Supposedly Show Other Countries Do Not Like Us Like They Did Under the Muslim and His Wife

Of  course not, Only fools representing the mainstream left-leaning media can't figure out why. Past administrations have sold a lt less to other countries than we bought from them. Trump wants to change this sorry situation for the same basic reasons, this country has pulled out of the Paris Accord.

Don't let the polls confuse Trump believers. 50% are sore loser Democrats, 20% aren't registered voters or who didn't vote in the last Presidential election and are not very deep thinkers (think of the readers of the all the Peoria Journal Star hard left journalists like Milbanks, Parker, Nowland, Pitts, Dionne and even Ray LaHood who could never have  been called an intellect. And the JSEB who gets almost all but local news from the left-wing Democrat Washington Post, the hateful AP and occasionally from other Democrat News.

ALL polls are slanted and seldom true. Trump is not running a "popularity contest'. He is the man.  even though a little thin-skinned. Most of us would react the same way when viciously attacked by our inferiors.

Eventually, the truth will out.

This Administration Want to Stem the Flow Of Unskilled Workers into 'this Country - Why? Go Figure

Trump wants to get able bodied men ans women working for a living who are citizens of this country. To many jobs are taken by illegals who will work for less money.Legal and able people have been working off the government gratuitousness; are drawing to many welfare entitlements that they cannot afford to hold or accept a real work job Many do not know how to work . Or care to work, for that matter.Many who want $15 an hour are not worth $6 an hour. I know. I hired and fired for 28 years.Reason? The parent or parents didn't teach them and the public schools hardly teach kids to work with their Hands as well as their Minds.

why? Go Figurre        

The Good Often Die Young -Thanking those Dead and Maimed Deems So Very Inadequate

Thanks to a brilliant friend.  

Sent: Aug 4 12:15 pm
Subject: Fw: Stickers Seen on Military Bases

• 101st Airborne Division- " When it comes to Combat, care enough to send the very best".  "When in doubt, empty the magazine" 

• "Sniper– You can run, but you'll just die tired!" 

• "Machine Gunners – Accuracy By Volume" 

• "Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything." 

• " U.S. Marines – Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating Club." 

• " U.S. Air Force – Travel Agents To Allah" 

• "The Marine Corps – When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight" 

• "Death Smiles At Everyone – Marines Smile Back" 

• "What Do I Feel When I Kill A Terrorist? A Little Recoil" 

• "Marines – Providing Enemies of America an Opportunity To Die For their Country Since 1775"

• "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It" 

• "Happiness Is A Belt-Fed Weapon" 

• "It's God's Job to Forgive Bin Laden – It was Our Job To Arrange The Meeting"(Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf )

• "Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl" 

• "One Shot, Twelve Kills – U.S. Naval Gun Fire Support " 

• "My Kid Fought In Iraq So Your Kid Can Party In College and Protest" 

• "A Dead Enemy Is A Peaceful Enemy – Blessed Be The Peacemakers"
• "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the US military doesn't have that problem."