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pamarshall - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News -
As the article states, a council member can renew the resolution bringing it up for another vote when everyone shows up...
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Since you're a small business owner, you probably don't have to deal with an union representing your employees. With them being unionized, they have a lot more pull than a single employee coming to you for a raise. You could tell your employee "no", they could either be understanding or they could leave your job and work for the next small business owner that provides raises. You tell…
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Anything costs less than that stupid debacle... Even the tearing down of the Newcomb cost less.
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If I recall, they are offering what's called "a pathway to citizenship" or "a pathway to amnesty". They can't get into legal trouble (aside from entering our country), they have to get an education, there's a lot of things they have to do in order to get amnesty. Another thing they can do is join our military. If they're willing to fight and die for our country, isn't…
yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News -
Wow, you got me thinking hard, which isn't hard to do. I m certain the council will have it figured out (surely), but since it didn't pass, doesn't someone that voted against it have to make a motion to bring it back to a vote and have to vote YES automatically? Or where am I dreaming that up from?

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Strawman: Celebrating Mandela

4 months, 1 week ago by Strawman

Nelson Mandela passed away last week at the age of 95.  Celebrated as one of the great men of the century—a man who was unjustly imprisoned— Mandela, according to those on the left, and some of those confused liberal “wannabe’s “on the right--was a man for all ages.  Someone we could all look up to-a man of greatness.  Unfortunately in this case, greatness is in the eye of the beholder.

My how revisionist history takes its toll.  Given the current liberal slant the children of the United State are being subjected to, I can only imagine that Mandela, over the past few days, has been compared Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln.  Our children have probably been told that Mandela hit more home runs than Barry Bonds and cured cancer while lying on his death bed.

But the truth be known Mandela was nothing more than a thug. According to David Horowitz, who was born to communist parents, Mandela was not a good guy.

Mandela began as a terrorist and never turned his back on monsters like Arafat and Castro, whom he considered brothers in arms. When he was released from prison by deKlerk, he showed unexpected statesmanship, counseling reconciliation rather than revenge, no small achievement in a country in which the “liberation” movement (led by Mandela’s wife and party) placed oil filled inner tubes around the necks of former comrades and set them on fire.

And similar comments abound. 

According to NBC News and The Huffington Post the U.S. Government had Mandela on a list as well. 

Until five years ago, however, the U.S. officially considered Mandela a terrorist. During the Cold War, both the State and Defense departments dubbed Mandela’s political party, the African National Congress, a terrorist group, and Mandela’s name remained on the U.S. terrorism watch list till 2008.

And we’re supposed to get all moist over this guy?  Well, one thing is for sure, the White House couldn’t get a group on a plane fast enough.  True, the Obama’s haven’t had a vacation for a few weeks, so it stands to reason that Air Force 1 thru 4 would have the wheels up and be heading to South Africa.  Same for the Clintons, Jimmy Carter and the Bush family.  Seems like the right thing to do. 

But help me understand why Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois led a group to pay respects to Mandela.

“I have always had great respect for former president Mandela. The personal sacrifices he made in order to achieve what was right for the people of South Africa is something I carry with me every day. I am humbled to be leading so many of my colleagues in tribute to Nelson Mandela,” Schock said in a statement.

Wow!  Hey Congressman, read much?  Will you be taking a group to Cuba when Castro kicks the bucket?  Did you make it to the Hugo Chavez wake or were you previously booked at the McClean County Fair?  And you and your entourage paid your own way, right?

And what the hell is Ted Cruz thinking?  Yes, it’s reported he had a seat on the “Shocking Our Way to South Africa” tour—the only Senator making the trip.  Ted, couldn’t you have sat this one out?

Oh well, what is one to expect?  We celebrate the thugs of the world and chastise job creators, Christians and taxpaying family men.  That’s the way we do it in this country.

I’m just glad we didn’t snub the English when Margaret Thatcher passed away.   Tongue in cheek here folks…..tongue in cheek.


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