Seriously? Illinois, With Worst Credit in the Nation, Plans to Spend $100 million of Taxpayer Money on A Shrine to Obama

Are you starting to get an idea how Illinois ended up with the worst credit rating of any state in the country? (If you want to read the depressing details from the bond rating agency Fitch, they are here.) News flash: Illinois is BROKE. It has a $100 billion pension crisis and $6.6 billion in unpaid bills.

The de facto governor of Illinois, democrat Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, is pushing a plan to spend taxpayer money on Barack Obama’s presidential library. The Illinois House approved the plan last week. Speaking like your profligate, dead beat brother-in-law, who has maxed out his credit cards, drained his IRA, and stolen from his kid’s piggy bank, Madigan explained that since the state is already spending, or as any good democrat would say “investing,” money it doesn’t have, what’s another $100 million?

“The state of Illinois will spend over $1 billion in construction this year alone, so $100 million is not out of line,” Madigan said after the House Executive Committee threw its support behind the library funding plan in a unanimous vote. “It’s clearly a good investment for the future.”

Both Bill Clinton’s and George W. Bush’s libraries were built with PRIVATE funds, but given his hostility toward the icky private sector (remember when he said working in it was like being “behind enemy lines?”) to pay for the construction of his library.

And, as Madigan points out, it’s not like the state of Illinois hasn’t done this sort of thing before, and the other guy couldn’t even walk on water:

While presidential libraries are traditionally funded mostly by private donations, Madigan pointed out that “close to $100 million in state money” was earmarked for the Abraham Lincoln presidential library in Springfield. “So we have precedent for this,” he said.

Oh, OK, then. If Illinois could shell out $100 million in state funds for that Lincoln character, how could they deny it to the One? Why, unless there is RAAAACISM involved.

Did anyone consider just asking the Oprah, Jay-Z and Beyoncè to donate this $100 million from their pocket change?

Gun Bans being considered this week in these Illinois Communities… Is yours? Attend a Meeting!

A “Legislative Alert” from Illinois State Rifle Association.  Our suburban politico’s are attempting last minute draconian “Gun Bans” before their clock runs out…  Here is the link from ISRA, along with a listing of the Villages and Communities affected…   Brutus

URGENT ALERT – Will your town try to ban your rifle this week?

Attend one of these meetings!

Monday Night Meetings to Ban Guns:

Evanston Lake Zurich Morton Grove*
Darien Clarendon Hills Thornton
Waukegan Gurnee Flossmoor
River Forest Lake Forest Steger
Buffalo Grove Batavia University Park

Tuesday Night Meetings to Ban Guns:
Lincolnwood Winnetka

Thursday Night Meetings to Ban Guns:
Morton Grove** Palos Hills Hanover Park

Here is the current status: The Illinois CCW act has been passed into law by an override of the governor’s veto on July 9. The 10-day window for municipalities for enact their own local semi-auto bans expires on July 19.

In a last-ditch effort to solve to a non-existent problem, Cook County and collar county communities are going to show that they can get tough on crime by coming down hard on the law-abiding citizens who choose to own popular semi-automatic firearms.

Are you tired of hearing about attempts to take away your firearms?
Here is what you need to do:

1. No matter where you live, plan to be at one of the meetings listed below. Be sure to bring a friend or two along with you.

2. Wear IGOLD or NRA hats and/or teeshirts.

3. Be prepared to vigorously defend your rights.

4. If you see media there, approach them and tell them that you are a law-abiding Illinois firearm owner and that you do not support gun bans.

5. Be sure to get to the meeting site at least 45 minutes early so you will get a seat. We need to make our voices heard.

6. Pass this alert on to your friends and family and tell them to attend meetings too.

7. Post this to all forums to which you belong.


What: Evanston City Council – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet (p10)
Where: 2100 Ridge Ave Evanston 60201
When: Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: Darien City Council – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Memo
Where: 1702 Plainfield Rd Darien 60561
When: Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Waukegan City Council – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
Where: 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Av
When: Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: River Forest “Special” Village Board -
Nothing in the published agenda yet. Go there anyway.
Where: 400 Park Avenue, River Forest 60305
When: Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: Buffalo Grove Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda p229
Where: 50 Raupp Boulevard
When: Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Lake Zurich Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda p229
Where: Police Dept 200 Mohawk Trail Community Room 60047
When: Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: Clarendon Hills Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet p72
Where: 1 N. Prospect Clarendon Hills 60514
When: Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: Gurnee Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
Where: 325 N O’Plaine Rd Gurnee 60031
When: Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Lake Forest City Council – Agenda
Gun Ban discussion to be continued from last meeting
Where: 220 E. Deerpath
When: Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Batavia City Council – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
Where: 100 N. Island Ave Batavia 60510
When: Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Morton Grove Village Town Hall Meeting – GUN BAN on agenda. *
Agenda Patch Article
Where: American Legion 6140 Dempster
When: Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: Thornton Village Board – Nothing in the published agenda yet.
Go there anyway.
Where: 115 E Margaret St. Thornton 60476
When: Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Flossmoor Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet (p45)
Where: 2800 Flossmoor Rd Flossmoor 60422
When: Monday, 15 July 7:30 pm

What: Steger Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet p49
Committee Agendas
Where: 35 W 34th St. Steger 60475
When: Monday, 15 July 7:00 pm

What: University Park “Special” Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
Where: 90 Towncenter Dr. University Park 60484
When: Monday, 15 July Committee: 6:00 pm Board: 7:30 pm


What: Winnetka Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda Packet p197
Where: 510 Green Bay Rd Winnetka 60093
When: Tuesday, 16 July 7:00 pm

What: Lincolnwood Village Board – GUN BAN on agenda. Agenda
& (big) Packet p515
Where: 6900 N. Lincoln Ave Lincolnwood 60712
When: Tuesday, 16 July 7:30 pm


What: Morton Grove “Special” Village Board – **
GUN BAN on the (yet to be published) agenda.
Where: 6101 Capulina Ave Morton Grove 60053
When: Thursday, 18 July 7:00 pm

What: Hanover Park Village Board -
GUN BAN on the (yet to be published) agenda.
Where: 2121 Lake Street, Hanover Park
When: Thursday, 18 July 7:30 pm

What: Palos Hills City Council – No published agenda yet. Go there anyway.
Where: 10335 S Roberts Rd Palos Hills 60465
When: Thursday, 18 July 7:00 pm

For status of previous meetings, other meeting times, talking points against semi-auto bans, copies of proposed ordinances, links to other resources; please visit .


Obama’s Payback Scheme for “Unfair” Racist Amerika Succeeding Brilliantly: Today on The Teri O’Brien Show-6-30-13

As the Lame Stream Media continues to operate as the PR shop for the Obama White House, distracting low and moderate information people with the shiny object of the week, be it Paula Deen’s crucifixion for the decades-old sin of using a word that is proudly included in the top ten hip hop songs in America today, the trial of the man who killed Barack’s pretend son, or the location of useful idiot/”29-year-old hacker” Edward Snowden, the country is gradually being transformed into a Cook County writ large. For those of you unaware of what that looks like, it features crony capitalism, race-obsessed politics, corrupt political elites stealing the hard-earned cash of those unfortunate enough not to be in on the whole racket. The Obamacare train wreck was the first step, a massive income redistribution racket, premised on the belief that it’s “unfair” that those who work and achieve should be able to obtain better medical care than the wino pushing the shopping cart and muttering to himself, the illegal alien and his many relatives, or the shiftless serial sperm donor, his many baby mamas and their spawn. Last week, the One announced his plan for unilateral economic disarmament, using the horrors of “climate change” as an excuse to kill American jobs and increase energy prices for those who can least afford them. The final solution, originated back in 1966 by Professors Cloward and Piven, is opening up the federal treasury to the entire planet, courtesy of amnesty. Is there anything that we can do to stop this insanity?

Homosexual activists celebrate a partial victory in the Supreme Court on the issue of so-called “same sex marriage,” which was inevitable after Anthony “Swinging Tony” Kennedy’s opinion ten years ago in Lawrence v. Texas, which was absurd, just like this latest emotionally-driven drivel, the “landmark” United States v. Windsor. Did Rand Paul really say he agreed with this opinion? Seriously? Does he agree that those who support traditional marriage are bigots who disparage human dignity? I guess by that measure Bill Clinton was a hating bigot, and up until 14 months ago, so was Barack Hussein Obama.

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Africa

It costs a lot to look this ridiculous.

Meanwhile, the Obamas enjoy their well-deserved reparations, this time during a $100 million African adventure. Remember when George and Laura Bush went to Africa to open and serve in AIDs clinics? Barack, being the insufferable gasbag that he is, totes his ‘PrompTer over there to speechify, while the First Klingon stomps around in a series of hideous, but unbelievably expensive, outfits. Is anyone surprised that Barack Obama’s “personal hero” Nelson Mandela, a man he compared to George Washington, is an admitted communist, or is it rude to mention that?

Joining us to discuss the state of our country, and her desire to try to save it, will be Tea Party star and “proud American woman,” Becky Gerritson. I find her activism and that of fellow patriots particularly interesting as we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Speaking of twisted family trees and multiple baby mamas, the Trayvon Martin saga began with a sanitized portrayal of the pot and gun loving teen, and now, it turns out that the profile scrubbing didn’t end with ridiculously-named Trayvon. Wait until you hear about the old man, Tracy Martin.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.


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Illinois to get Concealed Carry… But not you Chicago.

Despite the big win for the 2nd Amendment, and Illinois residents in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, it seems that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Chicago Police Superintendent Geri Mc Carthy want to decide the issue of concealed carry for you.  They will decide if you really need a gun.  (Maybe if you beg they will let you have one.)

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Sheriff Tom Dart said Sunday that he is proposing a concealed-carry gun ordinance to keep Cook County from becoming the “Wild West.”

Dart said he’s worried about a stalemate in the General Assembly on a law to license people to carry concealed guns. If legislators don’t meet a June 9 court deadline to pass such a law, anyone with a state firearm owner’s identification card could legally walk anywhere in public with a concealed weapon, Dart said. …

Dart’s ordinance would give him the power to approve and reject licenses to carry concealed guns in Cook County. Applicants would have to pay a $300 fee for a license.

Gee, where’s my shocked face? A Cook County official has come up with a “solution” that not only involves his having absolute power, but also requires our paying more money to Cook County to exercise our God-given rights? Of course!

But will criminals see it the Sheriff’s way?  How safe do you feel?  Remember, 911= “Dial a Prayer.”  

No Easter Egg Roll, but Food Stamps for Immigrants, and Free Phones for Drug Dealers?

Earlier today, the White House floated its latest phony crisis, the possible cancellation of the White House Easter egg roll. From Politico:

The next casualty of sequestration could be the Easter Bunny – at least according to a White House e-mail that recently landed in Capitol Hill inboxes.

The White House warned Congress that budget uncertainties could nix the annual Easter Egg Roll for kids, which is planned for April 1.

“[B]y using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies,” the White House cautioned, according to two Capitol Hill sources who provided the language. “If cancelled, the event will not be rescheduled.”

Really? No money for the Easter egg roll? That’s a shame, and also pretty ridiculous since the Easter egg roll is funded mostly by private money, but not nearly as bad as the threat to cancel meat inspections. Times must really be tough over the FDA, or maybe not …From Fox News:

Salmonella outbreaks. E. coli outbreaks. Millions of dollars in economic losses.

These are among the scenarios the Obama administration warned about last month as it claimed the sequester would force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to furlough meat inspectors.

But while the administration prepares to take that step, it continues to pursue a “partnership” with the Mexican government to “raise awareness” about food stamps among immigrants from that country. When a top Senate Republican proposed cutting off funds for that program last week — in the form of an amendment to a budget resolution — Democrats on the Budget Committee shot it down.

The Fox News piece details the efforts by Sen. Jeff Sessions to get to the bottom of this push to extend food stamp benefits to immigrants, which began during George W. Bush’s administration. (More about Sen. Sessions great work on this issue here.)Now we have 1.23 million immigrants on food stamps! And, at least in Illinois, you don’t even have to be a legal immigrant to get them. From Illinois Legal Aid:

Some programs in Illinois are available without checking on immigration status, including:

  • The Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

  • Medical care for children under the All Kids program

  • Kindergarten through 12th grade public education, and school lunch and breakfast programs

  • Head Start

I guess that helps Agriculture Sec. Vilsack meet his goal of getting at least 75% of eligible people on food stamps.

Meanwhile, as we noted last month, many of the free cellphones provided by the Lifeline program may have been obtained fraudulently, and some of the downtrodden who are taking advantage of this essential government program, have more than one phone. Check out this local news report from Baltimore detailing the success drug dealers have getting their hands on one of these taxpayer-subsidized phones.

Now back to work, Serf. You’ve got a lot of people to support.



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WHAT: Village Council Meeting to Consider Gun Bans, Licensing, and Registration

WHERE: Northbrook Village Hall, 1225 Cedar Ln, Northbrook, IL 60062

WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 7:30 PM
(plan to be there by 6:45 so you can get a seat)


North suburban gun control groups are trying to establish a foothold to implement their plans to ban your guns, register you like a sex offender, and otherwise infringe upon your 2nd Amendment rights. These people must be stopped or their efforts will grow like an epidemic. The northern suburbs are fertile ground for the gun grabbers, it is up to law-abiding gun owners from across Illinois to nip these gun control plans in the bud. THIS IS NOT JUST A NORTHBROOK PROBLEM – IT IS A PROBLEM FOR EVERY ILLINOIS FIREARM OWNER!

We need as many lawful firearm owners at this event as possible. Remember to be at the site by 6:45 PM so that the gun controllers cannot pull their old trick of closing the doors early so as to deny you your right to speak in defense of our Constitution.

Be sure to wear NRA, ISRA or IGOLD shirts and hats – we want to fill the room with a sea of gold.

Remember to be polite, but assertive when defending your rights. Seek out members of the press and tell them you are a law abiding firearm owner and that you are sick and tired of being made a scapegoat for criminals and the unsupervised mentally ill.

Please distribute this alert to your friends and family.

Please post this alert to any and all internet bulletin boards or blogs to which you belong.

Remember: Gun control is a disease, and you are the cure.


Carry the mission to The Capitol! Join your fellow Illinois Gun Owners in Springfield on March 6 at IGOLD – Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day –


These Gun Grabbing Weasels Are Relentless! Your Action Needed!

I cannot believe these anti-freedom, Constitution-trashing weasels on the Left. As I always say, they are like cockroaches who scatter when you shine the lights on them. Well, here we go again, and this time our friends at the Illinois State Rifle Association are shining a light on their plan to pass a gun ban ON A SUNDAY, as in tomorrow! They thought they could sneak that by, but we are always ready for them. Check out the info in the link and please call the representatives listed below. Politely tell them that you are a law-abiding gun owner and/or supporter of the 2nd Amendment who is calling to urge them to vote against this heinous legislation. Thanks, and thanks to the ISRA for all they do!

To help save your guns, please contact the following Representatives and politely tell them that you are a law-abiding firearm owner and that you do not support SB2899 and that you expect them to vote the amendment down.

1. Rep. Elaine Nekritz,. (217) 558-1004 and (847) 257-0450

2. Rep. John Bradley, (217) 782-1051 and (618) 997-9697

3. Rep. Jill Tracy, (217) 782-8096 and (217) 223-0833

4. Rep. Michael Connelly, (217) 782-8028 and (630) 579-4848

5. Rep. Dwight Kay, (217) 782-8018 and (618) 307-9200

6. Rep. Lou Lang, (217) 782-1252 and (847) 673-1131

7. Rep. Sid Mathias, (217) 782-1664 and (847) 222-0061

8. Rep. André M. Thapedi, (217) 782-1702 and (773) 873-4444

9. Rep. Arthur Turner, (217) 782-8116 and (773) 277-4700

10. Rep. Ann Williams, (217) 782-2458 and (773) 880-9082

11. Rep. Michael Zalewski, (217) 782-5280 and (708) 442-6500