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WarCry - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Theft Austin Creeps reports his black Samsung cell phone taken from where he hid it outside the Adams County Courthouse on 7-16. Maybe the courthouse needs to install a bank of lockers like they have at Scotties: Go in with something you're not supposed to have, like your cell, and you can put in a quarter, lock it up, and grab it on your way out.
qfingers - Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are two reasons for the # of taxing bodies in IL. I kinda' hate to call them "government" because so many of them make no laws at all which distinguishes "government" from "taxing body". #1 Biggest reason -- bonding authority -- the 1870 IL constitution limited local government's debt capacitty...so the response was simply to expand the # of taxing units. Funding problem solved....…
UrKidsWillPay - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The taxpayers need to do what's right too
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The top ten percent of filers pays 70% of the taxes, and only about 140 million bother to file. So that is 14 million people paying 70% of the taxes. So in figuring "ROI", what we are largely seeing is what states have the rich people, those 14 million. A LOT of them are in NY, IL, NJ, MA, CA, etc. But then looking at voting, those people are only say 7% of the vote. Chicago votes very strong…
WarCry - REBEL MEDIA: "Stay out!" - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm not defending the actions of the security guy, nor am I condoning OR condemning the kid with the camera. However, being a "veteran" of the fight over gun rights (on the side of gun rights), I've seen plenty of videos like this one showing police "repressing" or "abusing" the guy with the camera, based on the video posted by the guy with the camera. Remarkably all of those videos are,…

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The <i>Nation</i>'s Sympathy for Communism

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by Anne Hobson

The communist apologists over at the Nation, the self-described “flagship of the left,” have outdone themselves. The liberal rag, notorious for its long record of useful idiocy in the service of tin-pot dictators and tyrants, has once again fallen in love with Castro's Cuba. You would think it was the…
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The <i>Nation</i>'s Sympathy for Communism

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by Anne Hobson

The communist apologists over at the Nation, the self-described “flagship of the left,” have outdone themselves. The liberal rag, notorious for its long record of useful idiocy in the service of tin-pot dictators and tyrants, has once again fallen in love with Castro's Cuba. You would think it was the…
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In the Middle East, A New Alignment Being Born?

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

It did not take all that long, when you think about it, for America’s Nobel Prize-winning statesman to bring the world to a boil. Perhaps our Nobel Prize-wining president was only a community organizer all along. He has brought the world to a boil not by his use of force but by his inattentiveness. He…
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Kerry Shows His True Colors on Israel—Again

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

It should come as no surprise to anyone that our secretary of state, John Kerry, was caught on a hot mic bashing Israel during a commercial break while in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Kerry sarcastically characterized the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as a “hell of a…
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Kerry Shows His True Colors on Israel—Again

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

It should come as no surprise to anyone that our secretary of state, John Kerry, was caught on a hot mic bashing Israel during a commercial break while in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Kerry sarcastically characterized the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as a “hell of a…
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Support the Revolution Or Else

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by George Neumayr

Eliminating freedom by fiat, President Obama signed an executive order this week mandating that all federal contractors conform to his conception of gay rights. Any company or organization that dissents from his view can now be stripped of its contract.“We’re going to prohibit all companies that receive…
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Why Does Anyone Care About Vampires?

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by B.D. McClay

Are vampires scary? Though by all rights they should be, they’ve never really frightened me. Or even been that compelling, really: I read Dracula once and stopped there.Pop culture, on the other hand, loves vampires. But most of its vampires aren’t frightening either. From The Vampire Chronicles to Buffy…
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Why Does Anyone Care About Vampires?

3 hours, 19 minutes ago by B.D. McClay

Are vampires scary? Though by all rights they should be, they’ve never really frightened me. Or even been that compelling, really: I read Dracula once and stopped there.Pop culture, on the other hand, loves vampires. But most of its vampires aren’t frightening either. From The Vampire Chronicles to Buffy…
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Why is the Muslim World More Enraged at 200 Arab Deaths in Gaza Than at 200,000 Arab Deaths in Syria?

19 hours, 35 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

A longtime reader sent me a Toronto Star article by Tarek Fatah titled "Muslim Double Standards Abound". Here's a sample: As I write, Muslims around the world have taken to the streets and social media to protest Israel's Operation Protective Edge, that has resulted in the deaths of nearly 200 Palestinians. Undoubtedly…
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Would Hamas Shoot Down a Civilian Airliner?

21 hours, 24 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

Today, the FAA announced that airliners would not be authorized to fly to Israel for 24 hours. This follows an announcement by the State Department issuing an advisory against travel to Israel. Noah Pollak of The Weekly Standard offers this interesting insight: So why did the State Department issue this…
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Result of Today's Health Care Hullabaloo: Obamacare (Maybe) Back to the Supremes

1 day, 1 hour ago by Ben Smith

In two separate rulings today, Obamacare subsidies were both upheld in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and struck down in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Both cases deal with the textualism versus intent debate—whether judges can claim to divine the intent of legislators when ruling on a law,…
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Obamacare and the Sting of Empty Promises

1 day, 2 hours ago by Mark Meckler

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”Every American remembers hearing this empty promise. I bet you can even hear the inflection of the president’s voice as you read that line.Or how about our president telling us how much money his new health care law would save us?…
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Appeals Court Slightly Wounds Obamacare

1 day, 4 hours ago by Ross Kaminsky

It’s too soon for champagne, but perhaps a beer is in order.In a 2-1 decision in the case of Halbig v. Burwell, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the Internal Revenue Service cannot interpret the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare,…
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Yankees Acquire Chase Headley from Padres

1 day, 5 hours ago by Aaron Goldstein

A few days after unloading closer Huston Street, the San Diego Padres have dealt third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees for infielder Yangervis Solarte and pitching prospect Rafael De Paula. The one reason I enjoyed watching Padres game was that every time Headley's name was mentioned I…
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Court Issues Devastating Ruling Against Obamacare

19 hours, 30 minutes ago by Ben Smith

In a highly anticipated decision, this morning the D.C. Circuit Court ruled on the Halbig v. Burwell case argued back in March. The decision, which had court-watchers on edge for a better part of a month, was closely watched because of its potential impact on Obamacare subsidies and the power the IRS…
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Beetles Don't Necessarily Like The Beatles (Especially George)

19 hours, 31 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

I'm not making this up. Apparently, a tree planted in honor of the late George Harrison has been killed by Beetles. So yes we have a Beetle on Beatle crime. Well, I suppose all things must pass. It's kind of odd though. Earlier this morning, I finished reading Marc Shapiro's posthumous biography of Harrison…
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Performance Art Indeed

20 hours, 11 minutes ago by Ben Stein

Monday, Sandpoint, IdahoA trying day but a rewarding day. The smoke has returned somewhat but temperatures are pleasant and a delightful breeze blows across the lake and the beach. I lay out on the balcony for a while, then came inside to nap with my Big Wifey by my side.My “smart phone” rang and on…
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A Crack In Obamacare?

20 hours, 16 minutes ago by Ross Kaminsky

On a 2-1 vote, a panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Obamacare law as written does not permit subsidies for those who purchase health insurance through the federal exchange rather than through state-created exchanges.It is clearly the right decision based on the text of the law,…
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At Last — Someone Did Something

1 day, 3 hours ago by William Murchison

So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do?Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies…
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America Invites Calamity Through Weakness

1 day, 3 hours ago by Jeffrey Lord

Witness the latest fruits of modern leftist foreign policy, as embodied in this instance by the much ballyhooed Obama/Hillary Clinton “Russian Reset”: 298 people who booked a flight on Malaysian Air’s Flight 17, now dead. Brutally slaughtered by those thugs supplied and inspired by Vladimir Putin — the…
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Bob Gough 9 hours, 4 minutes ago

RT @wingoz: #44 was great RT @JarrettBell: Sad to hearformer @dallascowboys fullback Robert Newhouse has passed away due to heart disease. …
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Bob Gough 9 hours, 43 minutes ago

@Ben_WGEM HAHAHA! I just tweeted the same thing!
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Bob Gough 9 hours, 44 minutes ago

That warning track shot just bought Craig three more starts.
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Bob Gough 10 hours, 10 minutes ago

RT @iowahawkblog: A modest reward for a decade of selfless public service. RT @PzFeed Barack Obama is buying a house. http://t.co/zzcyYGLe…