Thursday, April 10, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - April 10, 2008

CBS2
-- VERY VERY VERY SAD: Elton John Helps Clinton Make $2.5 Million John Wows Capacity Crowd: 'I Love You Hillary'
http://cbs2chicago.com/campaign08/hillary.clinton.elton.2.696309.html

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH
-- NOVEMBER 16, 2006 FLASHBACK: Elton John, "Banning Religion," and Criminalizing Christianity "Aging pop star and homosexual Elton John (pictured right with his longtime homosexual partner David Furnish) wants to “ban religion completely” because he says it promotes “hatred and spite against gays.” - Peter LaBarbera
http://americansfortruth.com/news/elton-john-wants-to-ban-religion-at-least-hes-honest-about-it.html
-- Protect Marriage, Illinois! Counter the "Homosexuals Re-Defining Marriage" Lobby Day
http://americansfortruth.com/news/protect-marriage-illinois-counter-the-homosexuals-re-defining-marriage-lobby-day.html

ABC7
-- Illinois Policy Institute and Citizens Against Government Waste say shortfall is due to poor spending
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6071614

FOX NEWS
-- Fox Chicago Sunday Examines Race and Religion in Politics (PANEL INCLUDES DAN PROFT)
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/News/Politics/Detail?contentId=6225138&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.14.1 (Includes video clip)
(THE ARTICLE: This week Fox Chicago Sunday presents an hour-long special edition that takes an in-depth look at the role of race and religion in politics, using the Reverend Wright controversy as the foundation of our discussion. Here is the complete program, presented in six segments.)

DAILY HERALD
-- Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and economic adviser to John McCain, rallies support for McCain with local speech - David Beery
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=169896
-- Springfield: Tax raises, breaks on the agenda - Amber Krosel and John Patterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=169934&src=2
-- How is that extra sales tax being used? Lawmakers want suburbs involved in mass transit bailout to answer - Nick Shields
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=169933&src=2
-- DuPage County: Charges won't be filed against ex- Lombard trustee Steve Sebby for removing campaign signs and flashing his village badge - Kathryn Grondin
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=169616
-- DuPage County taxpayers, pluck these dandelions - Mike Davitt, Naperville
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=169624&src=
(THE LETTER: Instead of Saturday's headline, "Democrats popping up like daffodils," a more descriptive simile would have been: "Democrats, and their close Illinois RINO (Republicans In Name Only) cousins, popping up like dandelions." Like persistent dandelions, Democrats and RINOs are nothing but weeds. Their incessant tax-and-spend existence chokes off hard work, entrepreneurism, savings, and charitable giving in return for a nanny state that's never going to be big enough. As a result, the state of Illinois ranks among the top third in terms of overall taxation, and its going to get worse. Taxpayers here know they're not getting anything more for the nonstop tax increases. Eventually, the pendulum is going to reach its apex. Until that time, Democrats and RINOs will continue to stifle growth and achievement with their intellectually vapid behavior that believes throwing more money at it is the solution to every problem. Keeping dandelions out of your yard is as easy as weed killer. Keeping Democrats and RINOs out of our lives is as simple as voting.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- SNEED: The bumper beat: Fans of former state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, who lost a bid to unseat Gov. Blago, tells Sneed they are going to produce bumper stickers stating: "Don't blame me. I voted for Topinka."
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/887592,CST-NWS-SNEED10.article
-- FOSTER: U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will speak at the Will County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner next Tuesday at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/foster/887646,CST-NWS-stella10.article

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, calls for Blagojevich to resign - Kurt Erickson

http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/04/09/news/doc47fd688bdcd9e440573746.txt

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
-- Earmarks are popular around here, Dr. Sauerberg - Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/columnists/x1135864723

SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN
-- VERY SAD: State could see tax hike - Kenneth Lowe
http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2008/04/10/front_page/24066668.txt

SUBURBAN LIFE
-- DuPage County Board approves $7.5 million budget amendment - Dan Petrella
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/westchicago/homepage/x1320876325

EAGLE PUBLICATIONS
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: At the McDonough County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, Bill Brady and Erika Harold call for "change in the state’s leadership and the importance of understanding and adhering to party principles"
http://eaglepublications.com/article.php?&ID=1207747237_31300&paper=Macomb

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
-- Congressman Foster: A tax increase for families outside the middle class, with incomes above 200K? - Jeff Berkowitz
http://jeffberkowitz.blogspot.com/2008/04/cong-foster-tax-increase-for-families.html

REPUBLICANS FOR FAIR MEDIA
-- Huckabee Best Choice For V-P, But Republican Party Bosses Not That Smart - Daniel T. Zanoza
http://rffm.typepad.com/republicans_for_fair_medi/2008/04/huckabee-best-c.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Associated Press again promotes Foster instead of reporting the very serious charges that his former wife made against him
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/story/304812.html

HUMAN EVENTS
-- Immigration Battle on Capitol Hill - James R. Edwards Jr.
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25866

LATINOS UNITED

-- VERY SAD BECAUSE RACE BASED POLITICS IS VERY DESTRUCTIVE: Latino Leaders to Release First-Ever Illinois Latino Policy Agenda at Statewide Summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Friday, April 11
http://www.latinosunited.org/?page_id=14

GOPUSA
-- Americans Afflicted with 'Governmental Reliance Syndrome' - Bobby Eberle
http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/?p=687
-- FEBRUARY 19, 2007 FLASHBACK: Obama is no Evangelical Christian - Rachel Alexander
http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/?p=412

NATIONAL REVIEW
-- The Perfect Defeat? Wishing for 1976. "So should Republicans take a dive in 2008? That is, should activists withhold money and effort from the McCain campaign in the hopes of midwifing a Republican rebirth later on? Such a strategy could work — but the risks are extreme." - John J. Pitney Jr.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OTkyYTQzZjYzMjViYmU5ZTMwYzZiMWVhMWQ4YTE3YWI=

USA TODAY
-- Why the GOP lost the youth vote (And what the party can do to win it back) - David Frum
http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/04/why-the-gop-l-1.html?loc=interstitialskip

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
-- VERY SAD: Higher Education Employees Storm Statehouse RE: SB 2288
http://www.ieanea.org/PressRelease_04092008.aspx

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- Milton Township Republican Central Committee holds another outstanding monthly meeting - Dave Diersen
www.gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: The Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) held another outstanding monthly Wednesday evening, April 9, at the beautiful Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. MTRCC Chairman Mike Formento conducted the meeting which included a presentation on identity theft. MTRCC members unanimously approved Formento's appointment of Tim Whelan to serve on the MTRCC Bylaws committee. Candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in attendance included Fred Bucholz, Lori Carlson, Tina Connelly, Lynn Crane, Arlene DeMotte, Bob Earl, Chris Edwards, Sal Falbo, Jeff Fawell, Jim Flickinger, Bob Grogan, Chris Heidorn, Joyce Hundhausen, Chris Kachiroubas, Georgia Koch, Amy Sejnost Kovacevic, Bob Larsen, Ron Menna, Gary Muehlfelt, Ken Popejoy, Darlene Ruscitti, Leonard Sanchez, Ron Smith, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay.)

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