Friday, February 15, 2008

Assessing Peoria County Property Assessments

Merle Widmer weighs in on Peoria Area Property Taxes:

click here.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Past Is, Like, Sooo - Yesterday

Man, this is so Funny -

click here for the audio of a Rush Limbaugh's fake ad for Obama.

There's another one here.

The gist is "the future not the past", "change is good", "hope is good" and stuff like that there.

Moonies For Obama

This is starting to get scary. In case you haven't guessed, that is Obama that she's mooning over.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Quote Of The Day

Sir Winston Churchill
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."

Monday, February 11, 2008

And The (book sales) Votes Are In!

According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 70 percent of industry sales, Hillary Clinton's Living History averaged around 1,000 sales a week in December and early January, compared to more than 7,000 a week for Obama's Audacity of Hope and more than 2,000 for his other book, Dreams From My Father.

Another Prong In The Fork

In another thinly veiled step toward creating a "Greater Eureka Park District", the Eureka City Council approved $25,000 for the "study" of building a swimming and water entertainment facility.

Did the city of Eureka ever fix all of the water and sewer infrastructure problems which were plaguing the system a few years ago? It seems to us that there were over 5 miles of mains and pipes to be replaced at a cost of nearly $3 millions.

If not, perhaps that would be a better place to spend that money.
If so, perhaps they could pay off those bonds before issuing more for a pool.

Then again, maybe they are planning to collect all of the water leaking out of the municipal water supply and fill the pool with it.

We understand that there are gambling tax revenues to be had from the suburban Chicago horse racing facilities with the formation of a "proper" park district. However, we wonder if creating another administrative tax district with its attendant salaries and pensions spread out upon the backs of the property tax payers in (what has always been discussed as the base for this) the District 140 wide area is the proper road for the city of Eureka.

Usually a fork has four prongs. We now have the ball fields and programs, the "dog park", and the pool. What is the final prong on this latest fork to be stuck into the property tax trough? Perhaps a nice Eureka Civic Center? We'll find out soon enough.