*Are you a racist? According to Jesse Jackson, if you oppose Obama’s plan for socialized medicine in the United States, you are. And you’re a racist even if you’re black! Yes, incredible as it may seem, the premier race-baiter in America, the so-called “Reverend” Jesse Jackson, told a crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation that “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.” His remarks were aimed at Rep. Artur Davis, a black congressman from Alabama who voted against the measure. Good for you, Artur. Please stand up to that loud-mouthed bully.
Do I disagree with the health care plan? I do, and guess that makes me a racist…..Definition of Race baiter : Race baiting is the use of racially derisive language, actions or other forms of communication, to anger, intimidate or incite a person or groups of people.
A lawsuit filed by Braidwood couple against a Will County sheriff’s deputy asks that a video camera on his house aimed at their house be removed because it’s frightening them and affecting their health.
The lawsuit, filed by Sherry Boyer, 60, and her husband, Mark Boyer, 49, also accuses Michael Nalley of pursuing a sexual relationship with Sherry Boyer beginning in July 2008 and making lewd comments to her from his patrol car as she walked her dog.
The Boyers say they were once good friends with Michael Nalley and his wife, Sara, their neighbors across Main Street, barbecuing and eating out together in Braidwood, southwest of Joliet.
But something changed, leading the Boyers in October 2008 to file a complaint with the sheriff’s internal affairs office. They detailed the alleged lewd remarks as well as what they said were items received from Nalley that he said he’d confiscated from people during his police job. The items included two beer kegs taken from underage drinking parties, they said.
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Alston and others have urged the city to bring back a vehicle sticker fee, James Alston commented: November 17, 2009 Joliet wasn’t the only government that taxpayers had to worry about.. Ξ Note to self : How much would it cost to to start making the vehicle stickers that have to be printed? usually the one that speaks up when a fart is let is the one that did it to begin with.. and to me that means, I move my business out of Joliet and my taxes goes with me.Ξ
City officials, however, said they are reluctant to rely on vehicle stickers because about 30 percent of the public avoids paying for them, and they could cost some residents more than a property tax increase.
City Manager Thomas Thanas said the city estimates it could collect about $1.5 million with the return of the vehicle sticker fee, but that compares to the $8.6 million expected from the proposed hike in the property tax.
“Then we have 30 percent of our neighbors who don’t pay it (the sticker fee),” Thanas said.
Even with enforcement Thanas said, the noncompliance rate on vehicle stickers tends to be high.
I bet after the election the reluctance to over tax our asses will go Bye Bye………Vote like our pocket books depend on it. A dollar you might save may be you own…!!
Re-tool , Re-build, and Re-place Joliet city council.
Ps..What cracks me up personally : is all the back stabbing going on in Joliet’s city hall and they think were to stupid as tax payers to know what, who and when we have been screwed in the past. Shetina said: “I can’t get up here and play hero with you and say I’m not going to raise your taxes,” Shetina said. “Somebody has to be responsible.”
‘‘That’s true somebody has to be responsible, Duh’ shouldn’t it be the ones we pay our taxes too….We all ready did our part and paid the damn taxes? ”
Having grown up in the shadow of the “Daley” chicago MOB machine I would say that Mayor daley is nothing more than a product of that same machine. He is TOLD what to think and has NO idea what to say or do except what the MOB tells him to do. So IF you or anyone has to be told that GUNs kill people, then you probably will enjoy slavery and govt control! When the nations of any country gets your guns, they get YOU! When Obama, and Reid and Pelosi and the liberals get our health care as they have gotten the car industry and the banking industry etc then they will go after the guns and they WILL get US! If people are so ignorant and so lax in daily life so as to let the govt take control they will! They are doing so by “STEALTH” and people refuse to see it!!!
I recently read online a CNN Money article “10 States Face Financial Peril,” and wouldn’t you know it — Illinois was on the list.
In fact, as far as budget gaps go, we’re No. 2 behind California. Sweet! However, those of us rooted in reality don’t need a CNN Money article to tell us how bad things are.
We feel it every day, and I suspect we’re about to feel it even more.
I have been reading with great interest Bob Okon’s articles in the Herald Spew news about the Joliet City Council debating a property tax increase to make up for what I can only call failure to save for a rainy day.
In Okon’s Nov. 8 article, did he really write of some council members, “Others who voted for it took pains to show that a vote for the increase now could always change to a vote against it later”?
I had to do a double take. That sounded very much like a flip-flop made famous by John Kerry when he said, “I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it.”
I would love to know which members can be attributed to those thoughts, but I’m very grateful to Okon for keeping us some what informed.
My initial reaction to the city council considering this property tax hike is who in their right mind would institute a tax hike during a recession? Surely, it would be political suicide.
But, as I mulled this question over, I came to the conclusion that the city council can do whatever it wants. Go ahead — raise our taxes! Your jobs are safe! We don’t care.
We don’t show up for elections, and those that do obviously don’t care about our future.
What other reason could there be for a majority of voters who continually keep this nonsense alive? Our city is pretty much bankrupt. Our state is pretty much bankrupt. What will it take?
What is the straw that will break the camel’s back? That’s the million-dollar question.
Males point of view:
True I am not a women and do not feel that abortion is an answer to anything yet I will say this, the woman’s body is not mine and I have no control over what she may do with her body nor will I stand in judgment of any women that may make that decision to abort.
Is Pro-Choice the same as Pro-Abortion? Pro-life people say “abortion is bad”. Pro-abortion people say “abortion is good”. Pro-choice advocates say “The government should be making personal decisions like that “. It’s not about abortion. It’s about who gets to make the decisions. If you take this choice away then take away the right to vote, to have children in the first place, take away all rights and liberties.
About at this moment I can hear the boo’s emanating all across the readership, if a women asked me to pay for an abortion it would be like me paying a hit man to off someone and at no point would I do that.
Do you really want to abdicate that much of your personal freedom and choice to a group of politicians or preachers? Do people really want to live in a country where state legislatures can decide who can be pregnant, and who cannot, and who must? Do people really have that much trust and faith in government that they think the legislature will always make the right choices? Because we’ll be stuck with those decisions.
most people would not choose to have an abortion but think that it should be available to those who need it or want it. If you don’t like abortions, don’t have one.
The Joliet city officials are looking to raise the property taxes and don’t give a shit about the failures of their past or the people that have to pay these damn taxes. The city council is getting old and I feel they have lost touch with what makes Joliet Illinois great.
look at Art Schultz, how old is he anyway? this guy is in the hospital more then he is in the mayors office. the council found out just the other night at the city council meeting that the residents are getting tired of the over taxing of property even though the property values are down in Will county and Joliet. There is a big out cry from the people of Joliet, people are tired and going broke, where are we supposed to get these extra tax dollars they want (should we pull them out of our butts.
The days of the pet projects like the “No smoking issue of Tim Brophy Dist. 2″ this hurt Joliet financially, and think back over the last 10 years on all of the stupid ideas that has come out of the Joliet city council, Oohh, lets not for get the constant need to feed the Will County board also. It’s not the city councils check book, an Open-ended checkbook is unsound business. how often in the past do they (the city council) worry what it costs us when they screw the hell up with our tax dollars, “Our” government looks at us as if we were one giant check book. … They screw up and we have to come out of pocket to fix what they have fucked up.
Oh I know there is them out there that is reading this and saying what’s that got to do with anything, Well, revenue lost is revenue that will never be recovered, am I and the rest of the people in Joliet and Will county are supposed to put up with mismanagement of our tax dollars? This morning I heard Scott Slocum from Wjol radio say: that what was in the past, we can’t worry about that, to me that is a typical political anwser. Well I would have to differ with Slocum.
I say: when it comes to bad decisions? Do we over look mistakes? Or do we correct mistakes by strong actions of the voters. Do we voters keep the same regime? Do we vote them out? What’s the answer(s?)
Let your pocket book or wallet tell you how to vote, that’s the answer…!!
Despite to the city’s low median income calculation that I found on the net, from my understanding the council has determined that taxes must be higher to qualify for federal stimulus funds (or low interest loans) made available by Congress. Is Joliet CITY COUNCIL: Raising Fees and taxes to Qualify for Stimulus money? Ask your city council members, the cost of this stimulus money and how much these dollars that will be mismanaged anyway is going to cost me as a tax payer. Thus the higher property tax plan. We cannot, without the grossest corruption on the highest level, appropriate this money as taxes for the payment of a debt that is due of gross mismanagement. They have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as workable fund. Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. Now I really see: Obama’s Tax Cut for 95% of Americans was an Illusion, cut the tax and the states raise it back up or above the status quos.
Also on a personal note: To the city council member that called Moi an uneducated dolt at the Joliet subway restaurant Today, She said; that I try to create discontent among the readers and the tax payers of Will County ILL. I say this to you: Bite me, I hope that I am clear enough for you elitists political so called educated idiots, it is my ass out there working for what I have earned and contrary to popular opinion, it’s my money not yours…(Joliet city council or Will County) I will not allow you to spread my wealth, nor will I vote for your incompetent asses. The so-called city property tax – is the city’s largest revenue source by far – is this property tax? Or is it a payroll for Dumb decisions.