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Bob McQuillan April 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm
Jeff, Jeff, Jeff Odd that you would pick this race to write about ... or is it? As Paul Harvey usedRead More to say, "now you know the rest of the story." But in this race you haven't written about the rest of the story. I bet the rest of the story would be a real interesting read. Are you going to write about that? You could do it on your coffee break (sorry old friend, I just couldn't resist!) Too bad only 12 people read the Patch anymore. And even less write a blog. The Patch had a good thing going there for a while.
Jeff Ward April 17, 2014 at 07:50 am
Bob, I would not have been able to resist either and sadly, I can't talk about it. But what I canRead More say is that mistake actually was an honest one. When the Illinois State Board of Elections called the office (and not the campaign), I didn't think twice about making the correction. And the best evidence is that I did it on my County email account which I knew would be posted with the correction. It's not like I was trying to hide anything! And I completely agree with you about Patch, but since I'm putting the stuff up on my blog anyway (http://thefirstward.net/) I thought I'd put some of it here too. And TheFirstWard.net is doing really well. Let me know if you ever want to contribute!
JanS April 17, 2014 at 11:44 am
who contributes to whom? Do your own homework. In DuPageRead More http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByAllContributions.aspx
Martha Hanna April 14, 2014 at 11:33 am
Linda does not care about the children of Illinois?? That is a laugh and a HALF!!!!!
Max Smart April 15, 2014 at 11:45 am
Here's a question. Why is it OK for Linda to make racist comments without repercussions? If sheRead More were white, she would have been run out of town.
Jeff Ward April 15, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Max, And that's exactly right! As I explained in the column, minorities, by virtue of beingRead More minorities, can make racist comments. White people can't.
Forward.... April 16, 2014 at 08:44 am
The fact of the matter is that prisons ARE being built for profit and who better to incarcerate, inRead More another form of modern day slavery, than putting minorities in jail. Studies are abundant that show there is a pathway of putting young black people out of schools, expelled for the same act a non-black child gets suspended for. And p.s., the schools in inner cities are set up to fail, lack of teachers,funding, books,etc., so you can say 'see, they just don't want to learn." Thus starts the path to prison, no education, no training programs, no jobs in concentrated minority areas, no future, stricter laws for low gauged infractions, etc. But when the rich and privileged are in court they can either go to a rehab. or sentenced to community service or probation with no time served due to 'affluencesa' or 'prison would not be go for my client'. The public education system is on its way to privatization such as the prison system because we are now an oligarchy! These moronic responses show how America is still not willing to accept or change the demonization of black people. Brought over and enslaved for over 400 years; freed in 1865 to 1965 with no rights. Still being subject to discrimination but the easy answer is they are lazy, thugs. The reality is American was started by a bunch of lawless yahoo's who still tell you to think non-whites are superior and all others are inferior. Raped, pillaged, murdered over 20 million Native American's but the quick response in the fall to....drugs, minorities,illegal immigrants, etc. The system is set up this way so you feel more comfortable not facing the fact that those you admire or tell you what you want to hear, so that you don't have to look to the core of how this country was founded. Prisons are just another form of slavery!
Max Smart April 16, 2014 at 09:15 am
Forward, you are stuck in reverse! STOP the bleeding heart crap.
Hydra April 16, 2014 at 01:57 pm
I think forward needs to have his meds adjusted.
JusticeLeague April 17, 2014 at 01:12 pm
We can sign all the petitions and voice our opinions 100x a day, but Monsanto has the bank to keepRead More funding their toxic waste. Ask anyone who lived in California during Prop 37 debate, all the commercials Monsanto aired claimed food prices would skyrocket and people will be unable to feed their kids if they had to re-label! It's a joke. Monsanto used fear to keep people from their right to know what's in the foods they are sold.
JR April 17, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Just remember, never let the lack of scientific evidence supporting your position deter you from theRead More cause. Keep up the fight!!!
Mike April 18, 2014 at 10:29 am
I grow vegetables and hand-water them with rain water. I want to start a movement that evil,Read More corporate machine-irrigated crops must be labeled as such LOL
Kayo March 29, 2014 at 06:37 am
this is one voluntary effort. Find a food co op and shop there as they are usually savvy on thisRead More issue. http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/understanding-our-seal/
Barbara Kimicata April 4, 2014 at 02:49 am
Thanks to George for posting about GMOs in this blog. FYI, the group "Illinois Right to KnowRead More GMO" that is working to get GMOs labeled in Illinois is holding the monthly meeting of the Arlington Heights Chapter on Wed, April 9 at 7:30pm. It will be at the Arlington Hts Memorial Library, 500 North Dunton Ave, in second floor conference room J. Please join us. Thank you!
Michael Ioffe April 9, 2014 at 06:59 am
If dogs have their ancestors wolves, we could see how human change genes of them. This example isRead More showing that all domestic animals genes where changed. We eat most of them or products from them. In thousands years we did not see a huge problems here. GMO products could be introduced right now and despite majority of science did not see any problems here people must know and choose. Majority think in their time that earth is the center of universe. They was wrong. Majority think that greenhouse gases are responsible for climate change. They are wrong. Majority in science is nonsense and create from science political propaganda machine for political or economical reason. Despite I think that GMO products are not dangerous, only time could solve how smart I am.
Max Smart April 10, 2014 at 01:53 pm
This woman is a racist, vile anti-American!Read More http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/04/10/video-illinois-democrat-dismisses-gop-colleague-half-black-person
Jeff Ward April 10, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Yes, yes I know! It's so hard to be a Republican these days!
Max Smart April 10, 2014 at 02:18 pm
It's getting easier everyday!
Mike April 9, 2014 at 06:18 pm
What if I want to start a greenhouse supplying medical marijuana? How can I compete if the county isRead More running a farm using taxpayer paid land and labor? I can't.
Martha Hanna April 9, 2014 at 06:50 pm
You can compete, be creative get partners and I hope you have money. The growing center would beRead More owned by the county, which is the people, the people get all revenue in property relief or it would not work. You can compete with a county growing center...I am sure the state of Illinois has rules and regs about cultivation centers which the county would have to abide in. After expenses ALL revenue goes to property tax relief. The county can set up their own bylaws, written by the citizens.
Mike April 9, 2014 at 06:55 pm
Trying to have an intelligent conversation with you is a complete waste of time.
Jack April 7, 2014 at 11:14 am
Some get older quicker, simply because they get all wrapped around the proverbial axle trying toRead More keep the rest of us in line. That's legitimate for Sheriffs. For bloggers -- well, they should only retire to FL and give the rest of us a break. You'll look great in that outfit, too.
Jeff Ward April 7, 2014 at 11:54 am
But Jack, Keeping you all in line is virtually a full time job. And if not me then who? It certainlyRead More ain't gonna be the local newspapers. But will promise you this! You'll be the first one to get a picture of me in the shorts and socks!
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