Monday, May 25, 2020

Wow. Just Wow

These assholes voted themselves a pay raise? With almost zero dollars coming in, they voted themselves a pay raise? With unemployment in Illinois topping 16% and well on the way to 20%, they voted themselves a pay raise??
  • State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was disappointed with the Illinois General Assembly’s action following the emergency session which ended after midnight on May 24th in Springfield. The legislative session ended with lawmakers receiving a pay raise, a budget which spent billions the state doesn’t have and they skipped town without a vote to safely reopen Illinois earlier than Governor Pritzker’s ‘Restore Illinois’ plan.

    “With less revenue for state government and record unemployment, it makes zero sense for the legislature to give themselves a pay raise and spend money the state doesn’t have,” said Rep. Meier. “I voted against the state budget because it makes promises the state can’t afford to keep. With billions in debt and less revenue for the state, now more than ever must our state government tighten its belt and stop digging ourselves deeper into debt.”

    The State of Illinois owes more than $7.4 billion in unpaid bills, with 74,064 invoices waiting to be paid. Illinois’ estimated revenue for Fiscal Year 2021 which begins July 1, 2020, and ends July 1, 2021 is $36.8 billion. Yet, the Democrat-controlled legislature approved a $42.8 billion budget which included borrowing $5 billion. The legislature anticipates Governor Pritzker will sign the budget very soon.
That's not a budget - that's a roadmap to disaster.

Here's how almost everyone voted (click for larger version):


The final tally might have changed as the eleven "not voting" came off the fence.

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146 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A pay raise!!! They are wearing masks!

5/25/2020 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Every illinois resident that lives in a district of a state rep or senator that voted yes should be appalled and ensure they are voted out either in November or in 2022. If they don't, they are cowards.

5/25/2020 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a disgusting scumbag move by some of the worst politicians in America! What a total FUCK YOU to Illinois residents. The media should be screaming. Vote them all out you selfish scum

5/25/2020 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Torches and pitchforks ...
What the fuck are we, the people, waiting for ???

5/25/2020 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political highway robbery and these mother-fuckers think they deserve It cuz they work so hard at bankrupting the state. Yet the ignorant masses continue to vote demoRat. What’s worse is fat boy doesn’t have the balls to veto the budget on behalf of the Illinois taxpayers. No doubt fat boy will be getting a raise too. This entire exercise in civics will be lost on the ignorant masses.

The thieving pols found money for themselves but none for the pensions and debt it has IOUs for.

5/25/2020 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They’re very VERY important people. Just ask them.

5/25/2020 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still spending more than they have... these morons would've be fired the first week if they were running a real business.

5/25/2020 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cannot be true.
They couldn't, wouldn't.
There are no words for this.
The book Animal Farm doesn't address this!

5/25/2020 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Mainly the DemocRATS!

5/25/2020 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get as much money as they can before the whole state goes bankrupt.

If you are a contractor or supplier to the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, or Cook County? Get it in cash and get it upfront. Remember the warrants a few years ago?

5/25/2020 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they include funding the underfunded pension funds?

If you are going to pass a fantasy budget, you might as well include the fantasy of fully funded pension funds.

5/25/2020 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Just fucking wow.

“The State of Illinois owes more than $7.4 billion in unpaid bills, with 74,064 invoices waiting to be paid.”
That means that every one of those outstanding invoices averages $100k.

$36.8bil in anticipated revenue and $5bil in new debt (at junk bond rates) vs $42.8bil in spending...that still leaves $1bil unaccounted for.
Do these clowns think actual revenue will exceed the official estimate?
Between the lockdown and the mass exodus of people that actually pay taxes, I’d be damned surprised if revenue tops $30bil.
When you add in billions in additional unemployment payments that I can almost guarantee aren’t allowed for in the budget, this is going to result in a fiscal implosion of biblical proportions.

All I can guess is, these idiots truly believe they can steal the election in November and the Dims in congress will either give them $40bil or allow them to get out from under by filing the first-ever state bankruptcy.

5/25/2020 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

one of the main fricking reasons I move out to the west coast, yes the taxes are high but not like IL and you dont have a bunch of village idiots running the place with Fred Flintstone at the helm

5/25/2020 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The legislative session ended with lawmakers receiving a pay raise... The legislature anticipates Governor Pritzker will sign the budget very soon."


...thereby guaranteeing "Yeas" for virtually anything Pritzker lays before them.


Anticipate being on lockdown beyond The-Holiday-Formerly-Known-as-Independence-Day. It'll give a boost to their legislative pensions, too.


rb

5/25/2020 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D’Amico...useless bastard. Never returns emails with constituent questions. Many are saying the same thing arou d here. We are putting together a team to work against him next election. Total useless rubber stamp Madigan suck hole. But he knows it too.


5/25/2020 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know how to tie a noose? How about building let's say, a 10-person gallows? That knowledge is going to come in handy soon.

5/25/2020 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCUM, pure SCUM!

5/25/2020 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is where we should remember this and vote every one of these scumbags out!!

5/25/2020 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait. It's not THEIR fault. It's REQUIRED by law. See the "continuing appropriation" wording below:

(MAY 22, 2020)
State governments across the country are trimming payrolls in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But not Illinois.

Instead, state lawmakers are in line for a roughly $1,800 pay hike, bringing their base salary to more than $71,000 for what is technically a part-time job. These raises would come at a time when 1 in 4 Illinois workers are out of a job.

Illinois state lawmakers already take home the fifth-highest base salary in the nation, according to a 2019 analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Among five other states with “full-time lite” legislatures, Illinois lawmakers already take home the highest pay.

Due to a law passed in 2014 under the leadership of House Speaker Mike Madigan and then-Senate President John Cullerton, lawmaker salaries, operating expenses and pay increases must be specifically prohibited for a given year for the payments to stop. This is what’s referred to as a “continuing appropriation.”

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-budget-includes-automatic-1800-pay-raise-for-state-lawmakers/


What SHOULD make you even angrier though, is this raise is atop the $1600 they got last year:

(JUNE 5, 2019)
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a budget that includes pay raises for state lawmakers, as Illinoisans brace for a number of new tax hikes.

Ordinary Illinois taxpayers and state lawmakers will be greeted by opposite fiscal fates July 1.

That’s the date the state’s gas tax will double and state lawmakers’ paychecks will get fatter under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $85 billion spending plan. A portion of that plan is a $40 billion budget proposal the governor signed June 5, which includes $1,600 pay raises for all Illinois state lawmakers.

Illinois lawmakers will now take home a starting salary of around $70,000 for a job that requires about 70 days of legislative work in Springfield per year.

Serving as an elected official can be difficult. But rewarding oneself with a pay hike after decades of policy failures that have resulted in private sector jobs growth among the worst in the nation raises serious doubts from taxpayers.

Because lawmakers introduced and passed the budget so rapidly, the general public was unaware of the pay raises until after the Illinois House and Senate had voted on them.

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-approves-1600-pay-raises-for-state-lawmakers/


rb

5/25/2020 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Illinois legislators. They can't seem to catch a break, even when freezing their salary. The more I read about this, the angrier I get.


State Lawmakers Unhappy About Their Pay Win Legal Battle in Illinois

A Cook County judge ruled this week that Illinois lawmakers violated the state constitution when they voted to freeze their pay every year from 2009 through 2016.

CAROLINE COURNOYER | JULY 8, 2019

Tuesday's ruling is the result of a lawsuit filed by two former Democratic state senators, Michael Noland of Elgin and James Clayborne of Belleville...

https://www.governing.com/topics/politics/tns-illinois-freeze-pay-legislators.html


rb

5/25/2020 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- Here's a wow. IDPH just tried wiping away the appalling nursing home death stats from before May 6. Didn't fly.

6:57 p.m.: On Friday, Illinois stopped providing historical data on COVID-19 in nursing homes. A day later, the full numbers are back.

"A day after limiting its report on COVID-19 cases and deaths in Illinois nursing homes to facilities with “active” outbreaks, the state on Saturday reversed course and disclosed the total numbers.

"State data now shows that 14,882 workers and residents of long-term care centers have tested positive and more than 2,400 have died. That’s an additional 1,800 cases and 250 deaths that were not part of Friday’s data."

IDPH stats here --

https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19

5/25/2020 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disaster waiting to manifest itself. I am was told by our trustee in a small collar city in Cook that budget projections reflect a loss of $1 M in revenue. The City’s budget is about $12 M so we lost almost 10% of our budget for the year - all lost from lost sales and income taxes (not property taxes which is our larger revenue source). Unlike us, the State’s budget relies almost exclusively on sales and income taxes - both of which have been destroyed and will continue to suffer for a year more but these fucking bastards gave themselves a pay raise and promised to “balance the budget” with more fucking borrowing? I am positive that the State lost at least 10% of it’s budget which is $4-5 Billion at a minimum.! With the know facts of the loss of 10% plus of your revenue, how the fuck do you pass a larger budget than last year??????!!!!!! Please someone explain this to me?!???????????

5/25/2020 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How in the Hell do you put together a Budget heavily reliant on Federal Government assistance and then give yourselves a pay raise?Can you imagine the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago going before a Bankruptcy Judge with their extensive fiscal mismanagement and thievery?Thousands of City and State Employees sitting at home for months getting paid to do nothing.And these thieves and irresponsible politicians are patting themselves on the back for ramming this sham of a Budget in 3 days.Are they all headed off to Summer Vacation now with the Teachers and assorted other bloodsucking leaches?

5/25/2020 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over a million people are out of work in Illinois. Some people have lost their jobs forever. Some people have lost their businesses forever. Some people have taken pay cuts or are laid off. How dare these rats vote themselves an $1,800.00 pay raise for being in the Illinois General Assembly which is considered a part time job. And in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic! What have they accomplished regarding that? Last year they voted themselves a $1,600.00 pay raise. Forty Republicans signed a resolution to stop it but the Devil Incarnate and Speaker Michael Madigan refused to call the bill to the floor. They sure don’t care about their constituents. They just spit in our faces. They want us to suffer. These rats stick together all the way up to DNC. Flush them away this Nov. The Illinois Policy Institute has a petition you can sign opposing these raises but I am not familiar on what that would do. These elected officials remind me of the predators that rob victims who are trapped in a car accident laying there bleeding to death.


5/25/2020 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be more outrage..How dare a state in crisis and legislatures gives themselves a raise? But yet couldn't even attend sessions just weeks ago? Keep voting Demorat!!! What a crooked state we live in.

5/25/2020 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fatass is hoping that the Federal Government will bail out this state?? After you give yourselves a raise??? I would say fuck you! Unemployment is through the roof, people lost jobs and you give yourself raises...what a joke. Also, did you hear the reasoning Fatass gave when channel 9 asked if he was concerned about so many people moving out of Illinois?? Fatass said the only people leaving are the college students and their families because they cannot afford college here...really? why doesn't the student do what everyone does...go out of state to college, why do the parents have to move?

5/25/2020 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Bob Pritzker spent $172 Million of his own inherited cash to buy the governor seat, plus whatever he slipped Jessie White to take care of that "African American" thing that was mentioned on the FBI tapes.


These Lawmakers know they need to make more money if they want to buy a better Position in Life, like ole' Jay Bob. Aspirations don't come cheap.

5/25/2020 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda like time to shoot?

5/25/2020 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran Hurley your done 😢

5/25/2020 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to get rid of Fran Hurley. Voting for a raise when so many people are out of work? You don’t deserve that job.

5/25/2020 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's guess what party, democRATS.

5/25/2020 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this is a surprise. This is clearly what happens time and time again when democrats are in charge. Illinois will continue to be democratic until people revolt. That will never happen in our lifetime. Enjoy bankruptcy and broken pension promises.

5/25/2020 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighbor works for the treasurers office for the state she was told she could stay home for another year if she’d like but she would be required to work from home they are going to send her a state computer a state iPhone etc! this makes it a lot less accountability sitting home on your ass is you talk about socialism it is here no wonder why people are fleeing the state again and again it’s been said the most corrupt city state and county and United States of America. And the Chicago Police Department pension fund is way under funded and we have no contract for more than three years yeah great way to do things! Looks like the federal authorities will never come here and start doing their jobs either !

Why doesn’t a billionaire trust fund baby start spreading the wealth?

5/25/2020 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran Hurley how many pensions are you getting ?

5/25/2020 05:15:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

i remember when raising taxes a nickel on smokes was third rail politics.

all the assholes who voted for raises running unopposed?

5/25/2020 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probable correction, the 16% to 2% you wrote, should be 20% ?
I am always amazed that when their are financial problems for the state or federal budgets, there is never a single dollar that can be cut from a budget.
Working in private industry, there was always a dollar or two that could be cut

5/25/2020 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I moved out of Illinois!

5/25/2020 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Golly! Why do Illinois lawmakers and leaders get away with this shit?

BLAME THE MEDIA! We have no quality main street/big name media in Chicago and few sources for Illinois overall. What do I mean? See what the media instead puts focus on:

How to make a living in Chicago sex work amid a pandemic? More hours, less pay and a good internet connection.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-sex-workers-covid-coronavirus-chicago-20200521-oohdho3zpze77e4bjwncdykmlq-story.html

THAT IS THE REAL STORY! Plump sex workers are short of cash due to COVID19. Wow!

Also, the end of the story pushes that the pandemic will end "only" via a vaccine. Way to dive home a narrative there. No mention of the Turbine breaking real and hard hitting news stories any longer.

Springfield and Groot can do whatever the fuck they please therefore. Sad but so.

5/25/2020 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This State and City are sickening. Year after year we take it with no end in sight.

5/25/2020 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to march on their homes with torches and pitch forks.

5/25/2020 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran Hurley of the 19ward voted Yes for a pay raise? The woman, just like alderman Matt O’Shea never misses an opportunity to attach themselves to the police for cheap PR, yet they do nothing for the pension/ give $ to criminals and keep in step with Madigan.

5/25/2020 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should open a Tar & Feather store...and sell good American made rope also.

Now, go back to voting democrat, or your racist.

5/25/2020 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if her people would stop selling drugs and shoot each other....




"We can’t keep living in a world where the police department blows its overtime budget year in and year out by $100 million,” the mayor said last month.

“The Chicago Police Department has the highest sworn head count that it’s had probably in decades — 13,400. There should be no reason why, in this environment, that we are exceeding overtime budgets by $100 million when we have more resources at our disposal. It raises the questions of how are those resources being deployed.”

5/25/2020 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Amazon sell Tar and Feather kits?

5/25/2020 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that is tone deaf.

5/25/2020 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats the democratic party for you

5/25/2020 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

After all, it is Illinois. You expected common sense?

5/25/2020 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is ours?

5/25/2020 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, and the city, county ans state workers will still pull the D lever, fucking idiots. This state is complete shit. Im counting the days till I can sell my home and move to Florida.

5/25/2020 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget this gem at the end of the post:

"The budget gives Governor Pritzker discretionary spending over fifteen percent of the budget so he can threaten groups into supporting his progressive income tax this fall.”

5/25/2020 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the legislators from Southern IL voted no. Still wonder why they want to make IL 2 states.

5/25/2020 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the demorats voted in by Crook County voted yes. Keep voting them in idiots.

5/25/2020 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And all if not most of these politicians will be voted again and again and again back into office until they decide to retire and have their child take their place in office.

In the meantime, we watch our personal wealth eaten away by city and Cook County taxes as our pensions evaporate to the point of bankruptcy as we are villainized repeatedly by these politicians and local news anchors.

5/25/2020 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city in ruins, the economy is weak, business is going bankrupt, unemployment is at a record high yet these morons have the balls to give themselves a raise? This is a prime example of how and why this state is broken. This is a good time during this hyped-up pandemic to do some house cleaning and get rid of some bums. Blame it on the pandemic lots are doing it these days. We can start here...

5/25/2020 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well citizens, you get what you vote for!

5/25/2020 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The looters sucking on the teat of big government.

5/25/2020 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They not only voted themselves a pay raise. The ILGA didn't vote on any legislation limiting the governor's emergency powers. By not doing so, they neglected (refused?) to take upon themselves the responsibility of being their constituents' direct representatives.

I realize the law CLEARLY says the governor may exercise these powers for 30 days. But apparently that's not clear enough for a couple of Democrat nominated federal judges. So instead of stepping up and taking upon themselves the responsibility of their elected offices, the ILGA is going to let this shake out in court. That's pathetic in the extreme.

5/25/2020 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bunch of no good shameless dirty mother fuckers!

5/25/2020 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much was the Pay Raise?
Any other Benefits added to this Pay Raise?

5/25/2020 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Borrowing 70% of what you owe - Who is loaning deadbeat Illinois money these days? Why is the Federal Reserve doling out to deadbeat IL that refuses to stop spending, waste and government bloat?
Then there’s the gall to include a sneaky pay raise.

Big mouth JB ButcherBoy still blames Rauner.
JB claims to be a businessman, one that has no plan to pay down bills, reduce spending, generate sustainable revenue from attracting and building manufacturing. He’s running and ruining the State of IL like his defunct Superior Bank, everything’s tied to a gubmint bailout, swindling vendors and taxpayers alike.

Never trust a Democrat.

5/25/2020 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally outrageous

5/25/2020 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have been working hard assisting the governor during this pandemic crisis. Well deserved raise.
NOT !!
Your elected officials and tax dollars at work.

5/25/2020 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always has been, and always will be the democratic way.

5/25/2020 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, they must be sooo over worked?

5/25/2020 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Anne B. said...

So did anyone ask them, "Where's the money coming from?" Or does it just float into Springfield like manna from heaven?

5/25/2020 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lapointe was Arenas girl. Another fucking Democrat helping themselves to a bigger piece. Same old same old.

5/25/2020 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t think these assholes fully grasp the anger towards elected officials. When our forefathers dreamt up this glorious idea of America they had the foresight to insure constitutional rights to address tyranny like we are experiencing. These Blue States are pushing a very dangerous envelope.

5/25/2020 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey LaPointe voted to give herself a raise? She's lucky to have a job considering she was John Arena's protege.. I"m voting for the GOP candidate in the fall. Probably won't work because there are too many brain dead liberals in the district.

5/25/2020 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah yes, they worked late, so now they deserve a pay raise....

typical fucking democrats!!!

good luck to all the residents in this fucked up state

5/25/2020 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Profiles in Courage.

Those who voted themselves a pay raise are tone deaf, greedy, and malignant.

Including my State Rep. Ann Williams.

They don't even have the common decency to be embarrassed.

5/25/2020 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone be surprised? The virus gives them multiple opportunities to double down on taxes, opt for Federal bailout opportunities, and demonstrate fealty to their union constituencies.

5/25/2020 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Prairiepolice said...

The first person to vote, Carol Ammons is a piece of work. D URBANA. She was thrown off the Urbana school board for lying about where she lived. Then got elected to the Urbana city council. Managed to get elected to the Illinois House. Wanted her felon husband to take her job on the council. One small problem...he was a drug gun toting felon. Potato Head gave him a pardon with out paperwork that could be found. It gets worse. He gets elected as Champaign County clerk and managed to screw up the primary so bad that the state Board election chastised him....but she votes in lockstep with her master Madigan...

5/25/2020 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hit me again master, I needed it. Hit me again, I love it. Hit me again, I am stupide. This sums up the voters of Illinois.

5/25/2020 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote em ALL OUT

5/25/2020 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're shocked surprise is just so cute, SCC

5/25/2020 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Debtor State of Illinois under the Fat Ass Pig Gov., Madigan and Harmon have taken care of themselves and their legislative stooges have enriched themselves at the tax payer's expense. Nothing new here just blunt force trauma, Democrat bullying and future bankruptcy by the Democrats. The people have voted these fucks into office. Here comes the crushing taxes. Move out of this state at the first opportunity and let it go to hell.

5/25/2020 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

W T F ... R U SERIOUS?!?!

What's that saying, pigs get fat n hogs get slaughtered.. when's next election

5/25/2020 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t worry, they will find a place other than a beat car for the security car and most of the 05 cars

5/25/2020 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about tone deaf! Get out of Ill (very Ill) Illinois before your homes and business are worthless.

Sad to say but there is no hope for recovery in the foreseeable future with idiots running state and local govts. Hate to sound so dower but I just don't see any light at the end of this awful tunnel.

Is there a bright side out there somewhere? I'm open to suggestions...

5/25/2020 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ralph Papa Thorson Says:

What did you expect, they are COMMUNISTS (Democrats). They have been hidden inside the Trojan Horse of the Democrat Party for decades, and are now coming out forcefully in the open. They are out to scarf up all they can for themselves and their constitutes, and continue to destroy America in any way possible. They will continue as long as they are in Office and politically related positions. They will never stop. Vote them ALL out, ASAP. Happy Memorial Day, and always honor all our fallen soldiers, who have died protecting the freedoms we are rapidly losing right now, due to the conspiracy and collusion between the Democrat Party, RINOS, Deep State Operatives, and the Leftist News Media Reprobates. Stay safe CPD and Cops all across America, and dont fall victim to our Leftist Politicians attempting to once again use you all as their personal Boogy-Man and Enforcer of illegal governmental edicts that are unConstitutional, and only political in nature.

5/25/2020 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State Representative WilL Guzzardi is a piece of shit from Chicago, Logan Square, 39th District!

People laid off, people can't get unemployment checks to pay their bills!

This scumbag votes himself and his Socialists buddies a raise in the middle of the night, when they think nobody is looking!

Vote his dumb ass out now!

5/25/2020 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D’Amico is a scumbag and yes man. J-O voted for killing a baby at birth.
Fuc blood on his hands. Really useless.

5/25/2020 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They get pay raises while we deal with this

https://www.facebook.com/100028533200152/posts/356588515302252/?

5/25/2020 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fat ass Il Gov JB Porky enjoying the Holiday in Lake Geneva..Lake Front closed ? Stay at home..That's for them regular people

5/25/2020 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an indicator that DEM/REP Politicians are cut from the same cloth, with little regard for the common folk. It is time for a 3rd Party. Thousands of Votes directed to an alternative point of view will be recognized. It will take Time, but as long as your choice is an Elephant or an Ass, things will not change. Please continue to VOTE, just stay away from the people who have proven to be the enemy.

5/25/2020 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics wasn’t meant to be a career choice.
Time to go back to the way our founding fathers intended it to be. Do your civic duty, then go back to your profession after you serve.
If this shit continues we may see the Il Duce solution.

5/25/2020 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you expected what exactly?

5/25/2020 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These assholes in Springfield who work for you by the way just gave themselves a raise. When will you be getting yours?

5/25/2020 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a recall vote on everyone voting yes.

How many will return the extra to state treasury?

That’s what I thought. Thieves total thieves.

5/25/2020 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These assholes...

***

Enough said.



Also, today is the 25May79 anniversary of American Airlines Flight 191...
God rest their souls.



Retired, 30+



5/25/2020 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Zalewski and soon-to-be imprisoned Burke voted to give themselves raises. And the 8th District residents have nothing to show for it. Empty storefronts, pothole-ridden roads, joke public schools, property crime through the roof because we have zero police (they also love when CPD lies on the CLEAR numbers to make it look like the neighborhood is safe).

Total joke. 6 more months and I’m gone. Those who remain, please vote out the corrupt politicians. I know they’ll be replaced with new corrupt politicians, but at least punish the current ones by removing them.

5/25/2020 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just unreal. They can't meet for regular assembly. Give them a special session. Lets throw a raise while we are at it. Total bullshit!

5/25/2020 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame... the Orange man tries to drain the swamp in Washington. The swamp grows swampier in Illinois every year. No shame here

5/25/2020 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...







It's what Illinois voters have consistently demanded.



The Madigan-Cullerton-Pritzker death spiral accelerates.











5/25/2020 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have no souls.

It is obvious they care about no one but themselves and their cronies.

5/25/2020 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its really funny, who you Liberal POS vote for!

5/25/2020 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizen get what they voted for.... incompetence and corruption.

5/25/2020 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scum, pure SCUM!

5/25/2020 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get the rope...

5/25/2020 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now everyone can see what is running illinois. governor is joke and should be in jail for attempted bribery.the lt governor smokes weed. some great leaders? then the representatives vote a raise for themselves. after all its a freaking part Time job.

5/25/2020 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to know of this was actually listed for the news media and citizen's to see

5/25/2020 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh,I sure hope Dr,s EZIKE and ARWADY are in line for monster pay increases.Without them we would have no science and bending of the curve.And most importantly no one would have thought of the Virtual Hug!

5/25/2020 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a good old-fashioned French style Reign of Terror...so let's get out the guillotines...Problem is Pritzker's head won't fit in the device...and Madigan is so slimy he'll just slide out before the blade drops...

5/25/2020 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois is turning into the North American version of Venezuela.

5/25/2020 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We better band together against these lefty fucking democrats before it’s too late

5/25/2020 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
D’Amico is a scumbag and yes man. J-O voted for killing a baby at birth.
Fuc blood on his hands. Really useless.

5/25/2020 11:39:00 AM

What's more important (to me) is that he voted for SB1922, the fake law that gutted your pensions and healthcare.

5/25/2020 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zalewski, another hack. His old man gave up his alderman position mid term. Nothing to do with being a commissioner at the airport. Pay to play!

5/25/2020 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta 'pass' pay raise before elections... newly elected officials can not Increase their pay...CATCH 22 $$$$$$$$$

5/25/2020 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Riverside get rid of Zalewski. Voted for this crazy pay raise when 16 % unemployed. Time to get rid of this mutt. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree father (x-alderman) will be indicted.

5/25/2020 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people should be given a pay raise only by the vote of the people in a state referendum.Let the people decide and make it be earned not given.

5/25/2020 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Really good thing that weather was working to hold sown the numbers. Tornado warnings, rain and still managed 9/32 with some hours left on the clock. Good job folks maybe better will be in your favor for the 4th of July weekend. Train hard get to the range and make every shot a kill shot. I know you have it in you to make the 4th a record setter. Just curious of the 55 arrested the other day to stop violent encounters how many were released right away. If they were not back on street right away they will be lookimg to settle some scores real soon. Just saying.

5/25/2020 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Illinois Rally at Millennium Park Today


This coward and tyrant, Lori Lightfoot, lies saying the RE-OPEN ILLINOIS memorial day rally was dispersed, in her attempt to further intimidate the City.

No one was dispersed from the rally. The police told us they would not interfere with us and would protect us. At one point the police commander told us the mayor wanted us dispersed - to fit the Queen's narrative - and to wrap it up; it was above his head. While we sympathize with his predicament, we did not wrap it up.

We exercised our God-given right to assemble and continued until all of our speakers spoke. The crowd applauded the police for serving us and invited them to arrest us if they were willing to break their oath to uphold the Constitution. No one was arrested, or dispersed.

Some of the team is still here at the park. Chicago Mayor's Office, come down here off your throne. You are a coward. No one has to obey Governor JB Pritzker's unconstitutional decrees, Lori.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=727560971388287&set=a.341836426627412&type=3&theater

5/25/2020 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: "Launched" (used the other day)
SCC, you're giving that Bitch way to much credit.
She's not that hip. In fact, she got backed down by a teenager
on a playground.
Let's just say it was an easy hit.
Corrupt Narcotics Commander, gone. Big Deal.

5/25/2020 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People still haven't gotten their unemployment checks since March and these bozos give themselves a raise shame on them!

5/25/2020 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Shame... the Orange man tries to drain the swamp in Washington. The swamp grows swampier in Illinois every year. No shame here

5/25/2020 03:57:00 PM


I'm afraid if Orange man can't drain the swamp, there will be nobody left but the people to finish the task. Lets hope it doesn't go that route.

5/25/2020 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey. Just keep voting democratic.

5/25/2020 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
D’Amico...useless bastard. Never returns emails with constituent questions. Many are saying the same thing arou d here. We are putting together a team to work against him next election. Total useless rubber stamp Madigan suck hole. But he knows it too.



5/25/2020 12:59:00 AM

I don’t live in that district but I would give money to a viable alternative Candidate

5/25/2020 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun Times Steinberg like to critique the GOP. Any words about this Neil?

5/25/2020 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Truth justice and the american way said...

Hey sevcond city! Where was lying lori lightfoot this weekend?

5/25/2020 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP where is our raise!!!!!!!
Get to steppin!!!!!

5/25/2020 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I contacted my state rep about this, who voted YEA. She denies voting for a raise, and called me a liar who needs to read more.

5/25/2020 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Lightfoot is worrying that police did not use proper tactics breaking up the disturbances in Englewood , she saw video , did not mention her people out of control but did mention police officers may be disciplined for not wearing face masks .
Words of advice from a dinosaur , drive by , lights , siren , vehicle camera , body camera on , use loud speaker to disperse group , per order of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor JB . Make a criminal case report , leave area immediately .

These are uncivilized groups from one parent , many are under influence of alcohol and drugs , many armed .

JC. Time for paper on every shot spotter response , every domestic assault or domestic battery .

LL , J b are police haters , they love civil unrest in ghetto .

Whwere was our local fake news media , police were tested equestrian from several districts to disperse this group of law breakers .
Does news media only cover church , Memorial Day gatherings ?

5/25/2020 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurley is a POS who has got to go.

5/25/2020 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first person to vote, Carol Ammons is a piece of work. D URBANA. She was thrown off the Urbana school board for lying about where she lived. Then got elected to the Urbana city council. Managed to get elected to the Illinois House. Wanted her felon husband to take her job on the council. One small problem...he was a drug gun toting felon. Potato Head gave him a pardon with out paperwork that could be found. It gets worse. He gets elected as Champaign County clerk and managed to screw up the primary so bad that the state Board election chastised him....but she votes in lockstep with her master Madigan...

5/25/2020 10:12:00 AM

The first person to vote, Carol Ammons is a piece of work. D URBANA. She was thrown off the Urbana school board for lying about where she lived. Then got elected to the Urbana city council. Managed to get elected to the Illinois House. Wanted her felon husband to take her job on the council. One small problem...he was a drug gun toting felon. Potato Head gave him a pardon with out paperwork that could be found. It gets worse. He gets elected as Champaign County clerk and managed to screw up the primary so bad that the state Board election chastised him....but she votes in lockstep with her master Madigan...

5/25/2020 10:12:00 AM

https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2020/04/10/ammons-being-investigated-in-alleged-retail-theft-from-charity-thrift-store/

Carol Ammons also doesn’t seem to like to pay for nice purses from charity shops whose proceeds go to help family of ICU patients. Nice work, Illinois voters!

5/25/2020 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch chan 5, 7 & 12 Fox news.
None reported the pay raise.
They all reported Chicago is closer to a casino.
Fake news, fake ILL govt, fake city govt!

5/25/2020 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claus von Stauffenberg, non-incumbent for State Rep

5/25/2020 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be nice to have a union that does things.

I'm just happy that every single city union except for the police got a contract when times were good. Triple down every three years we don't have a contract, and then in nine years we'll have 3x that, multiply that by 0 and boom that's nothing just like we have now.

Oh and by the way the pension has been bust since the 90's...sorry

5/26/2020 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of course there was not a single news story on any of the States Media outlets be it print or electronic.You would think that would be a relevant and eye catching story instead of the daily WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER STORY or of course the VIRTUAL HUG STORIES.Or maybe the HOW EXCITED WE ARE TO BE OPENING UP WITH A COUPLE OF OUTDOOR TABLE restaurant stories.Chicago Media,always hard hitting and edgy content.

5/26/2020 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my breaking point, Texas here we come. You can keep your corrupt city, county and state. You just can't fix stupid. There should be a federal law, if you can't budget your government, you should not get a raise. In corporate world you would be fired, but in government you have to lower the standards.

5/26/2020 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they all know by now that nobody will say or do anything to prevent them from destroying the State. Soy causes low testosterone. Worst we can muster is some heated blog entries.

Jay Bob Pritzker (given name) is an investor who paid $200 million for that position and Jay Bob WILL see a nice return on that investment. I, for one, look forward to Jay Bob's impending debilitating stroke...and may he have many more!

5/26/2020 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bunch of grifters out for themselves.

5/26/2020 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, Fuck Fran and all you dumb fucks that keep voting for her~~~ This is not just ridiculous but insulting!!!

5/26/2020 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question is...how much of a raise did these assholes get? Also, remember all of the computers the little kiddies got during this pandemic from the CPS? Well, they get to keep them, all thanks to us taxpayers. Merry Christmas!!! Ho Ho HO Where did the cash stricken CPS get money for all of those free passouts?

5/26/2020 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone seems to find money for themselves except for those who need or deserve it....ISP still working without a contract for over 4 yrs now but politicians get a raise.

5/26/2020 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
D’Amico is a scumbag and yes man. J-O voted for killing a baby at birth.
Fuc blood on his hands. Really useless.

5/25/2020 11:39:00 AM

What's more important (to me) is that he voted for SB1922, the fake law that gutted your pensions and healthcare.

5/25/2020 06:43:00 PM

And he still works for the Chicago Water Dept.

5/26/2020 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Blogger Unknown said...
one of the main fricking reasons I move out to the west coast, yes the taxes are high but not like IL and you dont have a bunch of village idiots running the place with Fred Flintstone at the helm

5/25/2020 12:51:00 AM

You mean like Washington,Oregon, and California?

Yeah, they're the bastions of logic.

5/26/2020 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Madigan is counting on the people to vote a constitutional change in the state income tax. If that is done, within a year or so they will tax pensions. That has been the plan all along and was openly talked about 5 years ago, but now seems to be hush hush. The mayor brought this up last year, but then fell silent.

5/26/2020 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not leave the Democratic party...the Democratic party left me...

5/26/2020 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anybody know how to tie a noose? How about building let's say, a 10-person gallows? That knowledge is going to come in handy soon.


I could make a nice rusty guillotine.

5/26/2020 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Unknown said...

one of the main fricking reasons I move out to the west coast, yes the taxes are high but not like IL and you dont have a bunch of village idiots running the place with Fred Flintstone at the helm

5/25/2020 12:51:00 AM

Leaders better on the west coast? Where in the world do you live??

5/26/2020 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, these looters know the sheeple are too stupid to do anything about it.

5/26/2020 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pulled the plug and retired to the Arizona desert over two decades ago. I could go on and on why my wife and I congratulate each other every day for our decision to move.

5/26/2020 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep voting for these POS! You get what you deserve

5/26/2020 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State Senators didn't vote on the pay raise (yet). State Representatives voted on the pay raise. Most State Representatives have no opponents this year. It's time to start finding opponents for 2022. 😑

Daniel Burke was defeated, by Aaron Ortiz, for state representative in 2018. 😃

The Burke voting for pay raise was State Representative Kelly Burke, who represents Beverly and nearby suburbs. 😑

5/26/2020 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lead for a head....










5/26/2020 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question is...how much of a raise did these assholes get?

5/26/2020 03:04:00 AM


$1800/year. This on top of the $1600/year they got last year. See this post for the details: 5/25/2020 01:26:00 AM

5/27/2020 12:47:00 AM  

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