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taurusmom - Wagner and Griggs capture state title - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Thank you, readers, for asking how to support the team and defray the costs of the shooters to go to the Olympic Training Center! Donations can be sent to: QHS Rifle Team c/o Quincy High School 3322 Maine Street Quincy, IL 62301 Checks should be made out to: QHS Rifle Boosters Please…
Loverofblues - School board hears construction update; approves new procurement card - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Probably doesn't understand.
LookLeft - QPD Blotter for March 26, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I know they don't give the bikes to people who don't report them missing and they'll need a serial number or other identifying marks. And the report needs to be prior to the claim it is their's.
qhsriflecoach - Wagner and Griggs capture state title - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Thanks for all the kind words. The school board did reinstate most of my stipend for this season. They still do not give any support to the program itself, but we are doing fine with grants and donations.
eaglebeaky - Wagner and Griggs capture state title - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There's no financial support from the school? Why is that? ( My first thought was that maybe its considered a club sport instead of a sanctioned varsity sport?) Anyway... If you know of any way that they're accepting donations towards the cost of their trip, could you please post it here? Thanks.

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Strawman: Counting on the Unaccountable

8 months, 3 weeks ago by Strawman

 

 

As you ready yourself for a long weekend of fireworks, barbecue and family time ask yourself this: how many more of these will I get?

And there you go again, Strawman.  Laying on the gloom and doom right before our nation’s birthday.  Talk about your buzz-kill.  DW was right about you!!!

Not so fast.  While you were writing that check for Illinois property taxes and reveling in the most recent Supreme Court rulings (tongue in cheek here) the illegal alien population continued to grow at an alarming rate.  We now have a number of federal buildings around the country being used to warehouse aliens, mostly children, from countries too numerous to list.  Fact is, I don’t know where these kids are from.  And neither does I.C.E.  They’re too busy buying underwear!

Of course, while all this is going on our fine officials in Washington are making it out like we the people are responsible for the safety and well-being of those who have chosen to enter our country with not so much as the clothes on their back.   Get a load of some of what the best and brightest have to say regarding the invasion of our southern border:

Nancy Pelosi: “The fact is these are children, children and families.  We have a moral responsibility to address this in a dignified way.”

Harry Reid: “Undocumented immigrants are our neighbors, our classmates.  Regardless of how they got here and why they lack the proper documentation….they are 11 million people, and they play a crucial part in our economy and communities where they live.”

And not to be outdone, our heroes in the Republican Party are attempting to “make things better” with a new Emergency Refugee program.  Thanks, another program, more zero accountability government.  You just knew Lindsey Graham would be compelled to run to a hot microphone to add in his 2 cents.  And he did.

Lindsey Graham: “We’d be able to make a more intelligent decision about what’s legitimate and you wouldn’t have the problem of people showing up, dropped off at the door,” Graham said as it related to the new program. “That makes sense to me.”   What?

Look, the reason we have an immigration issue is we’ve allowed immigration to become an issue.  Instead of enforcing the law, the feds (Obama administration) have sued and penalized those who have tried!   And yes, those before Obama have done a terrible job dealing with immigration too.  It’s not all Obama.

It’s pretty simple: border agents should be allowed to enforce the law, ask for ID and then detain those who have entered the country illegally, regardless of age, and ready them for deportation.  But of course, none of that is happening how. As it stands, you and I are, again, picking up the tab, feeding, clothing and housing our new friends and, in some cases, flying or bussing them to sites where they’re being warehoused like unsold copies of Hillary’s new book.  Makes sense to me.

Look, all I want is for the Feds to do their job, enforce the laws, protect the border and stay out of my business.  I’m looking for accountability from our elected officials.  Hold the rhetoric, eliminate all the blah-blah-blah, and pass on the guest shots on Greta.  Just do your job! 

Or how about this thought?  If law makers in Washington are that hot in bringing in these immigrants by the thousands, why don’t we set up one big tent city in the National Mall in Washington?  Hey Nancy, c’mon on down and rub elbows with your new friends!!!  Harry, these are your “classmates”!   Don’t you want to spend some time with Juan and Julio?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Now, don’t burn the burgers and be careful with those fireworks……..

 

Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious…….that’s for you CW.  Happy Fourth of July!

 


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