OpenLine: The commies are coming
September 7, 2012 7:32PM
Updated: October 10, 2012 6:16AM
The commies are coming
Occupy organizer and former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 President Mike Golash, in a speech to occupy members, revealed that his ultimate goal is to overthrow our capitalistic system and replace it with communism. Is this admission a surprise to anyone?
Stop this nonsense
Local Democrats voted for extreme redistricting that put Will County under the control of Chicago-machine politicians. Our votes and opinions will no longer count because they will be swamped by Chicago votes. They also voted to increase taxes. Our local Democratic state senator and representatives owe their allegiance to Chicago-machine money and dynasty appointments. It’s time we stop this nonsense.
Our president can’t win
It took President Bush eight years to create the worst recession in history. Republicans say President Obama got everything he wanted in his first two years as president. President Obama has created 4.5 million private-sector jobs. He was leading the middle class back to prosperity. For the last two years, the tea party quit putting his policies forward and started tabling everything the president had for his vision. Then they turn around and say that the president’s policies have failed. I hope the American people can really see what is going on.
Thank you, firefighters
Thank you to Capt. Johnson and the firefighters of Joliet Fire Station 8. Johnson and his team came to our block party as a courtesy with their fire engine and ambulance. They let everyone see the equipment and Johnson gave a great presentation to the kids about the gear they wear when fighting fires. He put all his gear on including his face mask and helmet. The kids got to see just what a firefighter looks like when he’s in action. They finished by pulling out the hose and letting the kids see what it’s like to use a real fire hose. The firefighters of Station 8 went above and beyond anything we ever expected at our block party. Not only do we have dedicated firefighters serving the citizens of Joliet, they just showcased to us their serious commitment to community service.
No more Cubs for me
The Cubs are finalizing a $60 million contract with a new shortstop. I can no longer afford to attend a Cubs game. Goodbye, baseball. Goodbye, Cubs. It’s all about the money.