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Rauner focuses on hiring transparency in executive order

Big deal here, way to flush out the hacks, such as the Sec Trans whom  Sen. Don Harmon paraded before an Oak Park audience in the fall of 2013 so as to give Oak Parkers the skinny on Dept. of Trans. plans for Eisenhower X-way and CTA”s Blue Line.

She was shown the door a few months later when discovered to be hiring relatives. Yay Harmon.

Rauner said his order is rooted in the Illinois Department of Transportation hiring scandal during the Quinn administration. An investigation found that IDOT had become a safe haven for many politically hired state employees seeking to quietly slip into jobs protected from politically motivated firings.

Nothing like transparency, which is often claimed, rarely demonstrated.

Reporter who had to spike her early ObamaCare story . . .

CNBC ObamaCare Melissa Francis :: The Future of Capitalism.

Gosh, it’s almost as if (C)NBC were in cahoots with Democrats. Hate to jump to conclusions, but somehow . . .

Manufacturing Dissent—The Ruling Class’s Saul Alinsky Strategy in Ferguson MO

A case of Alinsky’s patented rubbing raw the sores of discontent:

The past and much-anticipated future riots in Ferguson, Missouri aren’t spontaneous civil disorder—they are an example of how the U.S. is governed in the multicultural, post-American age.

Undeterred by the Trayvon Martin farce, the Main Stream Media, professional racial activists, and Obama’s Justice Department are implacably committed to the story that police officer Darren Wilson murdered “Gentle Giant” Michael Brown, regardless of the facts.

And the riots widely predicted if Darren Wilson isn’t indicted are less a protest against police misconduct than a ginned up attempt to ensure black voter turnout. It’s not a protest against the system—it’s the system working as designed.

via Manufacturing Dissent—The Ruling Class’s Saul Alinsky Strategy in Ferguson MO.

The black-robed regiment on call . . .

Clergy to the pulpit barricades!

AURORA IL – Sunday evening, the Illinois Family Institute hosted several hundred Illinoisans who gathered at Aurora Christian School to hear Pastor, Author, and Oklahoma State Representative Dan Fisher call for Illinois clergy to “wake up” and join a modern day Black Robed Regiment.

 

The Black Robed Regiment was the name the British placed on the American clergy during the Founding Era (a backhanded reference to the black robes they wore). The British blamed the Black Robed Regiment for American Independence, and American leaders agreed

” We’re all Catholics now,” the Episcopal priest said at a rally in the Federal center a few years back, referring to the impingements on religious liberty fostered by ObamaCare.

Trouble is, in N. Illinois the RC priests are mostly liberals politically, if not in every other way.

However, I heard an excellent sermon pre-election day 2012 at St. John Vianney, Northbrook, at the 10 a.m. Latin mass. Quite good indeed.

Vote fraud ‘s ugly head raised by Election Day registration

How Adams County plans to save the day:

In Adams County, residents can only register on Election Day at the County Clerk’s office on 5th and Vermont [Quincy], not at any other polling places,

for starters. This is in the law: you can’t register in a polling place.

Also:

it’s very important residents who choose to register and vote on Election Day bring a government issued identification to their polling location. [Adams County Clerk Georgia Volm] says [this?] helps voting officials [verify?] a resident’s residence more quickly.

Statewide requirement? Not. She offers it as a suggestion. If voters do not, how is a residence verified? Also: how does the polling place clerk or judge verify registration?

Note that no photo-id is required for Election Day registration. Hasn’t been required for voting itself. So this is friendly advice from a county clerk, offered with presumption of caring a great deal about vote fraud.

Volm notes that the new law at this point applies only to the November election, but “expects the law to carry forward and be applied to future even-numbered voting years.”

Democrats Privately Calling Obama Detached, Flat Footed, Incompetent | The Weekly Standard

Democrats Privately Calling Obama Detached, Flat Footed, Incompetent | The Weekly Standard.

He’s out to lunch, except for big-bucks fund-raising . . .

And politicking in general. Great smile and all that, but empty.

Lesson in arrogance from Obama’s man at Justice

Top cop Eric Holder to elected representative in hearing, from Judicial Watch:

Fox News described the exchange:

Attorney General Eric Holder got into a heated argument with a Republican congressman Tuesday [4/8] over the still-pending contempt case against him.


 

Holder was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee when Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, began pressing him for documents in a separate investigation. Gohmert brought up an apparent sore spot, referencing the 2012 House vote finding Holder in contempt of Congress.


 

“I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said.


 

A visibly annoyed Holder said: “You don’t want to go there, buddy.” Leaning back in his chair, he added, “You don’t want to go there, okay?”


 

“I don’t want to go there?” Gohmert responded.


 

Holder went on to say that the congressman “should not assume that that is not a big deal to me.”


 

“I think that it was inappropriate and it was unjust, but never think that was not a big deal to me. Don’t ever think that,” Holder said, pointing his finger.

Two quick observations: First, there is simply no excuse for the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, even if pushed, to refer to a member of Congress as “buddy” or “pal” like a playground bully scrounging for lunch money. That may be the “Chicago Way” but it is entirely inappropriate. And second, whenever I see a politician point his finger to emphasize a point, it’s impossible not to think of

Bill Clinton and his “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” moment. Or Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook speech.” Finger pointing, as we have seen time and time again, is usually done by people who have something to hide.

And Eric Holder has much to hide.

And arrogance to burn.

Lining up vs. Rauner

Now you see concealed-carry, now you don’t:: D. Harmon’s proposal

Originally posted on Oak Park Newspapers:

A new twist on Sen. Harmon’s proposed twisting of concealed-carry to insert in the law the presumption of no-guns-allowed, as envisioned by a guns-fearing woman:

Nicole said she sees signs indicating gun-free zones are currently posted at her child’s pre-school, and finds them to be a frightening reminder of the tragic mass-shooting of young children in Newtown, Conn. in 2012.

She told FOX 32 news that Senate Bill 2669 would render gun-free zone signs redundant and unnecessary at places like her child’s school. She also said local businesses would benefit from posting positive signs as opposed to negative ones.

The positive sign would say guns allowed, presumption being not allowed. Progressive Dem sleight of hand, right?

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