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SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please also keep in mind that 40% of sales tax revenue in Adams county comes from citizens who live OUTSIDE of Adams county who come here from Missouri and surrounding counties to shop and spend their money. So the cost of this project to the residents and taxpayers of Adams County is only about $15M. Granted, those traveling here might not be able to spend as much if the tax is more, but I doubt someone…
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Between chestnut and locust and 2nd to 12th, this area was on the upswing with three nursing homes and working class homeowners. Now with slum lords moving into the area like vultures buying up these properties choking the last cent from them, forcing land owners out of there homes due to the garbage and decay of the rental houses near to them, renters have no respect for the land owners that live…
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Any company in bed with politicians of any stripe is bad for American's but government control of the internet is bad news. Just as shown here government control of the flow of information in collusion with Goggle is biased and one sided. Of course you don't have to use Google but with Google writing the rules it gives them and government unfair advantage and control. What's the solution,…
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Why is this comment even allowed? QJ should use some editorial judgement before they allow crap like this that is known to be completely false and can be verified as false with one phone call to the police. This is disgusting.
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CC1 had valid points but I feel that the jail is needed and maybe the price tag can be reduced. A quarter of cent isn't much until you add it up but the need for a new jail outweighs the cost. Yes many taxes once instituted never seem to go away but we will have chance to get rid of politicians who renege on their promise to stop the tax once the jail is paid for. It's different than state…

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Strawman: Obama Extends Another Digit......

7 months ago by Strawman

 

 

A few weeks ago I suggested that Barack Obama had flipped off the country.  Flipping off-- as in extending the middle finger and waving it in the face of the taxpayer.  The issues that lead me to that conclusion included the 5 for 1 deal for Beau Burgdahl, allowing the EPA to ignore or re-write state statues, and the further bypassing of both the Constitution and Congress.  That was in June.

http://quincyjournal.com/the-strawman-cometh/2014/06/04/strawman-half-a-peace-sign-is-better-than-none/

Now that August has come and gone, it appears the president has extended the other middle finger.  Let’s label that digit “omission.”

“Omission, as I understand it, occurs when one fails to do something.  Like, “I failed to tell you I broke the window,” or “I failed to take out the trash.”  Or in the case of the Obama administration, “I failed to pay the proper respects” or “do the right thing”.

The prime example is the failure of the Obama group to pay respects to the late James Foley who had been executed on camera by a member of ISIS.  Obama, while on vacation, made a brief statement about the Foley tragedy and then hurried off for a round of golf.  Then, after some rare media blowback about the president’s escape to the links, Obama’s group released a story about a mission designed to rescue Foley and others that had gone wrong months earlier.  All that account did was make the United States military look like a bunch of buffoons—which they certainly aren’t.  And so the “we tried but failed” story made the Obama folks look even weaker, if that’s possible.  But it’s all about good intentions, as far as Obama seems to be concerned, and so the country at large moved on.

James Foley was executed and Obama failed to send a representative to the funeral.  Thanks for saving some taxpayer dollars…I suppose.  Of maybe it was just another white guy biting the dust and who cares?  Attending funerals hasn’t been part of the Obama play book, so why start now, right?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/25/Five-funerals-Obama-cared-about

But then there’s Michael Brown.   Led by the esteemed Eric Holder, your taxpayer dollars were maximized on behalf of the fallen 18 year old citizen of Ferguson, Missouri.  Obama, again, still on vacation, took the time to insert himself into an issue he wasn’t present for and knew little about. “I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before investigations are completed because…the DOJ works for me.” said Obama.  He added, “When they’re conducting an investigation, I’ve got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or another.”

What an interesting collection of words as provided by the president.  He, who knows only what Eric Holder and his staff will tell him, implies that he must stay clear of the Brown investigation, then says the DOJ works for him.  To me that indicates that the DOJ will, indeed, do his (Obama’s bidding) should the investigation not be headed for the desired outcome. Oh, and remember, Holder and his entourage followed a group of 40 plus FBI officers to Ferguson sent ahead to “investigate” the incident.  That’s a lot of people, don’t you think?   I, along with others, just wish Obama, Holder and the FBI had been this motivated 2 years ago when 4 white men were murdered in Benghazi.  I wonder how the White House will spin the 2 year anniversary of that tragedy.  But as Hillary would say, “what difference does it make?”

Look, a lot has been made about race with Obama in the White House.  Of late with the passing of Michael Brown and, earlier, Trayvon Martin.  But, as if on cue, the media has chosen not to report on the death of 20-year-old-Dillon Taylor in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Taylor, who it’s reported was unarmed, was killed by a “non-white” police officer.  The incident occurred 2 days after Michael Brown was killed.  Heard anything about that?  I didn’t think so

And the media, the assorted professional race-baiters and those in public office, continue to turn a blind eye to the hundreds of black on black murders that occur in this country each year.  Are blacks killing other blacks OK with the Holders, Sharptons, Jacksons and Obamas?  is it business as usual?  Is there nothing to see here?

Could the reason be as simple as the difference between Black and White?  Is this part of a plan or just a coincidence? What do you think?

 

 


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