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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006

* Meeks sends kids to ‘hell’ - Christian fright house depicts abortion, gays

* Amtrak’s expanded service begins

* Breast cancer program expands - State closes loophole so more uninsured women can get care

* Executive order requires recycling electronics gear

* Roeper: That’s not voter apathy: They just don’t like stench of negative ads

* AP: Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s troubled fundraiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, won’t be able to post his luxurious suburban mansion as bond after all as he scrambles to stay out of jail.

* Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared at the school Monday to confirm that $6.8 million in state funding will be released for the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, a project that features a partnership among LCCC and other state and federal agencies and educational bodies.

* Topinka touts budget plan at Stockholm Inn

* McCain, Roskam overlook differences

* Ailing John Stroger unable to cast vote - He’ll miss first election of his adult life

* Tribune editorial: Democratic officials who endorse Todd Stroger, or who appear at events with him, or who record telephone robo-messages on his behalf, ought to closely examine Stroger’s advertising. Because when they vouch for Stroger as a paragon of reform, his credibility rubs off on them.

* High college costs sacrificing students’ dreams, study finds

* State grants made here as election nears

* Durbin Hits Campaign Trail

* Many Republicans expect Denny to quit if they lose House — maybe even if they don’t.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


23 Comments
  1. - Anon - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:21 am:

    Ain’t it amazing how many Yellow Dog Democrats have been created by the GOP over the last 8 years?


  2. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:23 am:

    You know, if you want to have a Hell house how about a little bit of Dante? Because frankly I don’t think you can beat the original vision of Hell.

    And I’m sure this bit will be controversial:

    “A fenced-in cell housed a few denizens of “hell,” including a pedophile trolling the Internet for a young victim, a meditating Buddhist, and two mincing young men wearing body glitter who were supposed to be homosexuals.”

    I know Meeks politics and his religious expression aren’t the same, but I don’t think I could vote for him now for any office.


  3. - Walking Wounded - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:28 am:

    A meditating Buddhist depicted in Meeks’ house of hades? What, no Muslims or maybe a Hindu or two? I would really like to see what scripture Meeks could show, which would back that up.
    That type of teaching philosophy scares me most of all.


  4. - phocion - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:45 am:

    Isn’t Meeks supporting Todd Stroger? Does this mean that Stroger is anti-choice and anti-gay? Will Todd Stroger repudiate Meeks and this exhibit before the election?


  5. - Pat Hickey - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:46 am:

    Hickey’s House of Hell

    -Endless NPR Radio and WTTW drones
    -The Trib Home Delivered
    - The Limey Sun Times for free
    -Piped in Pete Seeger tunes with a break for Studs Terkle’s reading from his tape recordings - ‘And then Win Stuckey reminded me of the Oakies plight in not having Pappy O’Daniel’s original disc for Dick Cavett’s last interview with GumBall Head Johnson playing the original washboard used to smack fascists in Manny Gold’s great story of jazz comebacks from the canvas outside of Buffalo . . .’
    -Tofu, Granola, Bulgar Wheat and . . .

    - handcuffed to Mike Quigley


  6. - the Other Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:49 am:

    I’m with Cermak Rd and Walking Wounded: my opinion of Meeks is now forever tainted by his sponsorship of a “Hell House.”


  7. - Cassandra - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:59 am:

    Sigh. The breast cancer treatment program is nice but it doesn’t begin to address the problem. For one thing, far more women are at risk of heart disease than of breast cancer. Does Blago have a free program for them?

    The problem is that 1.8 million adults in the
    state are uninsured. Most can’t afford insurance or have pre-existing conditions which make it
    prohibitively expensive to get it. All these little piecemeal programs like Allkids and this breast cancer program simply show the inadequacy of Blago’s health care policy implmentation.
    The (our) money is there for guaranteed health insurance in Illinois, especially if the corruption tax we pay to state contractors were not so high and gross waste and ineptitude in the state bureaucracy were addressed.


  8. - Wumpus the Free - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 9:07 am:

    Meeks is still a moron. Will that $7 inclcude a lotto ticket to fund schools?


  9. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 9:32 am:

    Walking Wounded,

    I think Meeks would appeal to John 14:6.

    “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.”

    From the Douay-Rheims Bible http://www.drbo.org/chapter/50014.htm

    Of course, if you read the whole chapter, it’s clear that it can be interpreted in a myriad of ways.


  10. - phocion - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 10:26 am:

    Picolo, please. If David Duke said he was supporting Blagojevich, don’t you think the Governor would repudiate him and everything he stands for? Get back to your County job, Picolo.


  11. - Niles Township - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 10:49 am:

    Both Neil Steinberg and Lester Munson on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight last night said that this race is really between JBT and Pat Quinn!


  12. - just watching - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 11:13 am:

    Hey Picolo,

    Just ask Geroge Ryan’s Treasurer how supporting a candidate in previous elections automatically makes you in line with their beliefs. And geez lighten up a little will ya!


  13. - just watching - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 11:13 am:

    Hey Picolo,

    Just ask George Ryan’s Treasurer how supporting a candidate in previous elections automatically makes you in line with their beliefs. And geez lighten up a little will ya!


  14. - Don't Forget the Earth Part... - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 12:07 pm:

    As she skittishly made her way through the hell house, Sydney Foulks, 11, had a vice grip on her father’s hand. “I thought it was very scary and I know I’m never sleeping with nobody until I get married,” Sydney said as she exited.

    “I thought it was phenomenal,” said her father, Kevin Foulks. “This gives you a glimpse of what you’re going to do forever if you don’t confess your sins and give your life to Christ.”

    Now I hope Mr. Foulks will also teach his daughter the importance of proper grammar.


  15. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 1:02 pm:

    But how do you make scary examples of double negatives, dangling participles, run-on sentences, improper sentence form, incorrect conjugation of verbs, and the ever popular disagreement of pronoun with antecedent?


  16. - Pat Hickey - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 1:08 pm:

    Irregardless.


  17. - Chicago Dem - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 1:36 pm:

    Meeks is no longer a serious candidate for higher office.


  18. - Walking Wounded - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 1:39 pm:

    cermak_rd,
    It wasn’t my intention to get into a philisophical/religious discussion, but to counter:
    Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others.”
    People could look up bible verses all day on this issue and feel they are right in whatever point they wish to make. My opinion is that Meeks’ Hades house appears to teach not only a narrow moral view, but leans towards intolerance, and dare I say, bigotry?
    (–noun, plural -ries. 1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own)
    We are in agreement, though, that I wouldn’t vote for Meeks for any office.


  19. - Expat - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 1:43 pm:

    And Blago has given Meek’s church faith-based dollars for, among other things, HIV prevention.

    Typical of Blago - pandering for votes is priority #1, anything substanative is a distant #2 …


  20. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 2:02 pm:

    Walking Wounded,

    Oh, I agree with your take on it. I was simply trying to explain where he was coming from.


  21. - fedup dem - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 2:49 pm:

    As far I can tell, John Stroger has not resigned his post as Democratic Committeeman of the 8th Ward (why he hasn’t done so, I couldn’t begin to explain). But I suspect he may be real sick for him not to be able to vote for his son.

    As for Meeks, what should you expect from someone foolish enough to believe Gov. Sleazy at face value (you know, the promise to more fully fund education in exchange for Meeks not running for Governor)?


  22. - Walking Wounded - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 5:38 pm:

    Meeks could have taken the higher road. He could have portrayed the real behind the scenes hades of IDOT, DHS and other state workers breaking their backs to the whips and chains of their inept appointed interns, er, managers. Satan:
    “No raises for merit comp employees! Take that!!”
    *whip cracking*


  23. - Disgusted - Tuesday, Oct 31, 06 @ 8:48 pm:

    The governor announced today that he’s giving $1 million to the Illinois Holocaust museum (which is no doubt in Chicago) That just about covers all his bases in money to guarantee their vote. However, the school he bumped up the money ladder has yet to see dime one. Promises, promises, lies, lies.


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