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Old 04-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #24341
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Hopefully. I don't think anyone here would believe me if I told them I'm an angel.
Yeah shes mean... Always makin' fun of me....
(And Trip too, there both mean.. )


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Yeah shes mean... Always makin' fun of me....
(And Trip too, there both mean.. )

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That's why we get along so well. you know we love you.
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For Winds and others living just west of me


----Goodbye to Illinois.
Former State Senator and Republican Cook County Board President candidate Roger Keats and his wife Tina are leaving Illinois to live in Texas. They bid farewell to their Illinois friends with the following letter.


Dear friends,

As we leave Illinois for good, I wanted to say goodbye and wish all of you well. I am a lifelong son of the heartland and proud of "The Land of Lincoln" state.

After 60 years, I leave Illinois with a heavy heart. But enough is enough. The leaders of Illinois refuse to see we can't continue going in the direction we are and expect people who have options to stay here.

I remember when Illinois had 25 congressmen. In 2012 we will have 18. Compared to the rest of the country we have lost 1/4th of our population. Don't blame the weather, because most of us love the 4 beautiful seasons of Illinois.

Illinois just sold still more bonds, and our credit rating is so bad we pay higher interest rates than junk bonds. Junk Bonds!
Illinois is ranked:

• 50th for fiscal policy
• 47th in job creation
• 1st in unfunded pension liabilities
• 2nd largest budget deficit
• 1st in failing schools
• 1st in bonded indebtedness
• Highest sales tax in the nation
• Most judges indicted (Operations Greylord and Gambat)

Five of our last 9 elected governors have been indicted. That is more than the other 49 states added together! Then add 32 Chicago Aldermen and (according to the Chicago Tribune) over 1,000 state and municipal employees indicted.

The corruption tax is a real cost of doing business. We are the butt of jokes for stand-up comics. We live in the most corrupt big city, in the most corrupt big county, in the most corrupt state in America. I am sick and tired of subsidizing crooks. A day rarely passes without an article about the corruption and incompetence. Chicago even got caught rigging the tests to hire policemen and firemen!

Our Crook County corporate tax system is intentionally corrupt. The Democrat State Chairman, who is also the Speaker of the Illinois House (Speaker Mike Madigan), and the most senior alderman in Chicago, each make well over a million dollars a year putting the fix in for their clients tax assessments.

Cook County's property tax system is a disaster: The assessed value of our Chicago home was 50% higher than the sale price. Our home value is down 40%, our property taxes are up 20%, and our local schools have still another referendum on the ballot to increase taxes more than 20% next year.

The Illinois system is unfair and incompetent. In the Hill Country of Texas (near Austin and San Antonio) we bought a gracious home on almost 2 acres with a swimming pool. It is new, will cost us around 40% of what our home in Wilmette just sold for, and the property taxes are a third of what they are here.

We are moving to Texas where there is no income tax, while Illinois just went up 67%. Texas sales tax is half of ours, which is the highest in the nation. Southern states are supportive of job producers, taxpayers and folks who offer opportunities to their residents. Illinois shakes them down for every penny that can be extorted from them.

I could go on, but enough is enough. I feel as if we are standing on the deck of the Titanic and I can see the icebergs right in front of us.

I will miss our friends a great deal. I have called Illinois home for essentially my entire life. But it is time to go where there is honest, competent, and cost effective government. We have chosen to vote with our feet and our wallets.

Our best wishes to all of you.

Cordially,

Roger and Tina Keats
Congratulations on your great escape!
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----Goodbye to Illinois.
Former State Senator and Republican Cook County Board President candidate Roger Keats and his wife Tina are leaving Illinois to live in Texas. They bid farewell to their Illinois friends with the following letter.


Dear friends,

As we leave Illinois for good, I wanted to say goodbye and wish all of you well. I am a lifelong son of the heartland and proud of "The Land of Lincoln" state.

After 60 years, I leave Illinois with a heavy heart. But enough is enough. The leaders of Illinois refuse to see we can't continue going in the direction we are and expect people who have options to stay here.

I remember when Illinois had 25 congressmen. In 2012 we will have 18. Compared to the rest of the country we have lost 1/4th of our population. Don't blame the weather, because most of us love the 4 beautiful seasons of Illinois.

Illinois just sold still more bonds, and our credit rating is so bad we pay higher interest rates than junk bonds. Junk Bonds!
Illinois is ranked:

• 50th for fiscal policy
• 47th in job creation
• 1st in unfunded pension liabilities
• 2nd largest budget deficit
• 1st in failing schools
• 1st in bonded indebtedness
• Highest sales tax in the nation
• Most judges indicted (Operations Greylord and Gambat)

Five of our last 9 elected governors have been indicted. That is more than the other 49 states added together! Then add 32 Chicago Aldermen and (according to the Chicago Tribune) over 1,000 state and municipal employees indicted.

The corruption tax is a real cost of doing business. We are the butt of jokes for stand-up comics. We live in the most corrupt big city, in the most corrupt big county, in the most corrupt state in America. I am sick and tired of subsidizing crooks. A day rarely passes without an article about the corruption and incompetence. Chicago even got caught rigging the tests to hire policemen and firemen!

Our Crook County corporate tax system is intentionally corrupt. The Democrat State Chairman, who is also the Speaker of the Illinois House (Speaker Mike Madigan), and the most senior alderman in Chicago, each make well over a million dollars a year putting the fix in for their clients tax assessments.

Cook County's property tax system is a disaster: The assessed value of our Chicago home was 50% higher than the sale price. Our home value is down 40%, our property taxes are up 20%, and our local schools have still another referendum on the ballot to increase taxes more than 20% next year.

The Illinois system is unfair and incompetent. In the Hill Country of Texas (near Austin and San Antonio) we bought a gracious home on almost 2 acres with a swimming pool. It is new, will cost us around 40% of what our home in Wilmette just sold for, and the property taxes are a third of what they are here.

We are moving to Texas where there is no income tax, while Illinois just went up 67%. Texas sales tax is half of ours, which is the highest in the nation. Southern states are supportive of job producers, taxpayers and folks who offer opportunities to their residents. Illinois shakes them down for every penny that can be extorted from them.

I could go on, but enough is enough. I feel as if we are standing on the deck of the Titanic and I can see the icebergs right in front of us.

I will miss our friends a great deal. I have called Illinois home for essentially my entire life. But it is time to go where there is honest, competent, and cost effective government. We have chosen to vote with our feet and our wallets.

Our best wishes to all of you.

Cordially,

Roger and Tina Keats
All so very true. Though I have some relief not living in The City proper nor in Cook County. I may move on someday..........not just yet, though.
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No I was talking about cinder.
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No I was talking about cinder.
She IS an angel. The best part is, she doesn't even know it!
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What the heck, Vikingdad. You are like Forrest Gump. You live near anyone interesting or have met them or fixed their car, etc.
Well, I guess that's a compliment? I am a victim of fortunate coincidences I guess. Bobby Seale was a guest on a local radio program and he produced a lot of interest, which is understandable because he is an interesting man and he is also a "local", being that he lives in Oakland today. Here is a link to the interview http://ksco.com/saturday-special-2/33723-the-saturday-special-with-michael-zwerling-april-20th-2013-interview-with-bobby-seale

My questions for him had already been more or less asked, though not in the same way I would have asked them, and I got cut off because of the number of other callers who were waiting and they were running out of time. I was hoping to ask him if he felt that the use of firearms helped or hurt the BPP movement at the time and if he felt that the long term damage that the BPP had done to the Second Amendment rights of Californians was worth it in the context of today's dynamics in that regard. I also am curious as to what he thinks of this New Black Panther Party today, considering that he left the BPP that he helped to found because of differences of opinion with Huey Newton, mainly due to Newton's drug use and that he was bipolar.

I sent him an email asking my questions in more detail. I'll let you all know if he responds.

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Wellllll.... maybe not EXACTLY like Forrest.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Otm4RusESNU
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Well, okay..........

But Vikingdad does always seem to be in the right place at the right time and meets or knows all kinds of well known people.
Fortunate circumstances. I can't take credit for that.
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Well, I guess that's a compliment? I am a victim of fortunate coincidences I guess. Bobby Seale was a guest on a local radio program and he produced a lot of interest, which is understandable because he is an interesting man and he is also a "local", being that he lives in Oakland today. Here is a link to the interview http://ksco.com/saturday-special-2/33723-the-saturday-special-with-michael-zwerling-april-20th-2013-interview-with-bobby-seale
Well, I might say I remember when Bobby Seale spent some time in Chicago. He was the pivoting man in changing The Chicago Eight to The Chicago Seven.

I find it interesting that some of those eight became politicians. They decided if they can't change the way things ran by rioting and civil unrest, they'd make the changes from the inside.
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