Sunday, September 28, 2008

"It's the Economy Stupid!"

"I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me, and the financial institutions in the rear. Of the two, the one in my rear is my greatest foe." -Abraham Lincoln

"You are a den of thieves and vipers, and I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out." -President Andrew Jackson to the bankers in 1835

By 1836 Andrew Jackson had successfully killed the Second Bank of the United States and in only two years (by January 8, 1838) he paid off the entire national debt. When he was asked what his most important accomplishment had been, he stated without hesitation, "I killed the bank."

On June 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy (executive order 11110) declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

State of Illinois Rants, Raves, and Elections

100 million Reasons to Vote "No" to Illinois Constitutional Convention. Read Dahl's explanation in the MDH.

U.S. Government Rants, Raves, and Election

"If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions." --Thomas Jefferson
You must register by October 7 to vote in November's Elections.

Grundy County Rants, Raves, and Elections

City of Morris Rants, Raves, and Elections

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Past Polls

Past unscientifically-administered poll results will be listed here.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

November's Election

General Comments, opinions, and questions on the upcoming November 2008 election. Are you registered to vote? (11th Congressional, 38th State Senate, 75th State Representative, 13th Judicial)

"There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false. I believe that these assertions still make sense and do still apply to the exploration of reality through art. So as a writer I stand by them but as a citizen I cannot. As a citizen I must ask: What is true? What is false?" - Harold Pinter; The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005.

Grundy County Clerk's Office - Register to vote by October 7, 2008
Get the facts and hold the politicians accountable
Campaign Donations Information-Who is Contributing $ to Who?
CNN Pres. Election HQ
Rasmussen Reports - IL Senate
Illinois Channel
MDH Multimedia of 2008 Election
Explaining the Election Issues - A must read for all who want to look politically inclined.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

General Rants & Raves

Post questions, complaints, and compliments here about anything not dealing with other posts (no personal attacks please). If a particular rant/rave becomes large, we will make it a posting.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

GNEP - Global Nuclear Energy Partnership

Should the Dresden Station area be the home of the Dept. of Energy's nuclear fuel recycling facility?
MDH Article 8/14/08
MDH 8/11/08 Article - DOE punts GNEP to next president.
MDH 8/8/08 Article - "GNEP to Morris: Not now"
From arming warheads to lighting lightbulbs- 8/7/08 Editorial
MDH 8/5/08 article on Nuclear Waste
A step back on GNEP- 7/26/08 ChiTrib Article
Bush's GNEP under fire
A decent blog site about GNEP
What is GNEP?
Yucca funded, GNEP 'zeroed' - is this the end of GNEP? (6/26/08)
DOE Releases Domestic GNEP Industry Reports and Presentations (5/08)
MDH GNEP Article (04/08)
Nuke Notes Blog about proposed Morris site (1/08)
Union of Concerned Scientists (6/07)
NEIS Comments on GNEP - Comments by nuclear power watchdog on proposed Morris site (2/07)

Morris School Consolidation

Should the Morris schools (Saratoga, District #54, Nettle Creek, and MCHS) consolidate?
Must Read - paper on the benefits of consolidating Morris schools.
NREA Consolidation Report
Mackinac Center Report on School Consolidation
Illinois Assoc. of School Boards
"The Illinois Association of School Boards shall seek, encourage, and support efforts for school district reorganization — in all forms — to include a requirement that before such reorganization is deemed passed, a majority vote of voters in each of the affected districts is necessary. (IASB 7.2: Adopted 1987; Amended 1988, 2006)"