... state to turn their backs on: Illinois. While turning around, Johnsen also cherry-picked a poll to support her tax-lowering crusade.
Johnsen offers "Illinois is the worst, say Illinoisans"  about a Gallup poll showing that state as the top in the number of residents who say they'd move if they could:
Here’s an interesting metric for measuring the caliber of a given state: Not merely how many...
... below, Rep. Aaron Schock (GOP of Illinois) makes immigration comments that are nearly as treacherous as some George W Bush made. But, the hallmark of Schock's comments is not so much how un-American they are, but how out-of-touch they are.
Most supporters of comprehensive immigration reform couch their bad policies in pro-American verbiage, acknowledging most Americans in word if not deed....
 One way to give red states the edge is to winnow the number of blue states down to just these 19:
... the Teaparty Nation group:
...Illinois and California are poised to become America’s Greece. Both have out of control spending problems. They have raised taxes and regulations to the point where businesses and the wealthy are fleeing those states as fast as they can.
...We need to break up both California and Illinois into smaller states.
Why not? There is no such thing as too big to fail, and...
... money, stop money spend, Chicago, Illinois!! Look:
Illinois will assess only reading and arithmetic now that high school juniors will no longer be tested on their writing skills during standardized exams every spring, according to a published report.
Cutting the writing exams will save about $2.4 million amid the state's budgetary shortfalls. Writing tests for elementary and middle school...
Illinois' state Senate recently passed a state version of the DREAM Act; the bill is designed to make it easier for illegal aliens to attend college (and, it's not the same as the national bill; see ). One Tea Parties group in that state is opposing it, but for the completely wrong reasons; see below.
First, here are just a few mainstream reasons why the great majority of Illinoisans should...
... congressional campaign of Joe Walsh of Illinois, who's running against Melissa Bean. Spontaneous or not, the latest incident has the hallmarks of a "boob bait for Bubba" GOTV propaganda effort, and that's heightened because one of those involved is Glenn Reynolds .
First, I'd like to ask you to read this post about "Allez Java". Then, compare that to this Don Surber post: link. Aside from the...
Former Illinois governor Jim Edgar - a Republican - has joined with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - a group whose president is linked to the Mexican government - to form the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition  . The links between the two groups are close: if you visit icirr.org/Business you'll be redirected to illinoisbic.biz/get_involved.html, and in the...
... losing House seats: Ohio (-2), Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), Missouri (-1), New Jersey (-1), New York (-1), and Pennsylvania (-1).
If you're located in one of the states in the latter group, that means you're going to lose power. In that case, organize a local effort to take smart action to reduce immigration.
On Monday, Jorge Mujica of Illinois filed as a Democrat to challenge Rep. Dan Lipinski, also a Democrat. Mujica helped organize some of the illegal immigration marches in Chicago, he claims to be a dual citizen, he's a member of an advisory council to the Mexican government, and he is or was an official with the Mexican political party PRD. In other words, he clearly has divided loyalties, if he...
... days ago, Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois said that the tea parties are "despicable" and "shameful." Now, Glenn Reynolds informs us (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/76900) that she'll be making an appearance at the Peoria County Democratic Women's May Day Dinner on May 3 (link), saying:
I WONDER IF ANY “TEA PARTY” PROTESTERS WILL SHOW UP?... There were 3,000 Tea Party protesters in Peoria. They...
Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich - aka "Blago" - and his chief of staff have been arrested for trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat. And, Barack Obama - or at least his advisor Valerie Jarrett - probably knew what he was doing; see the "SEIU Official" paragraph below. And, Obama may have lied about his recent conversations with Blago; see the first update. Uh-oh: Obama might be more worried...
... person Obama supported to be Illinois Treasurer had little experience and a questionable background. Such links go beyond Obama's links with radicals.
7. VALIDATION OF INCREDIBLE MEDIA BIAS
In this election, the mainstream media has become little more than an arm of the Obama campaign. The smallest infraction by McCain is blown out of proportion and Sarah Palin is taken to task for failing to...
... Chicago mayor Richard Daley, and Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, all members of the Democratic Party.
3. The group that organized the March 10 Chicago march first met on February 15, 2006. The two who convened the meeting were Artemio Arreola (an organizer in a Service Employees International Union local) and Omar Lopez (Chicago Giant put rest of country on notice). Both of those serve on an...
Hammer Hard Mediaworks
Harper College Democrats
Immigrants USA Rockford Illinois
Industrial Workers of The World
Internet Socialist Org
Int'l Action Center
Justice 4 Immigrants Filipino Coalition
Korean American Resource...
... Juan Salgado, President of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Executive Director of the Instituto del Progreso Latino.
Lisa Duran, director of Rights for All People, Denver.
Robert de Posada, Executive Director, The Latino Coalition.
Raul Hinojosa, Director of Research, North American Integration and Development Center, University of California in Los Angeles....
... (CASL), Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Korean Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC), Polish American Association (PAA), other community groups, Catholic and Muslim organizations, and labor unions and many other organizations...
...Through the New Americans Democracy Project, a group of 21 fellows such as Jorge Neri are promoting citizenship...
... Hastert's office in Batavia, Illinois. It took them four days, starting September 1, 2006 and finishing September 4, 2006. Only "around 3000" showed up for the final rally. AKA the "Immigrant Workers Justice Walk".
report before: Immigrant march en route to Hastert's digs
report after: Immigration activists spar at Phoenix rally
Organized by Jorge Mujica ( Start of 4 day walk shows off)....
... 1 Chicago march [include] the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Casa Michoacan and the Local 1 and 73 chapters of the Service Employees International Union, have chosen not to bill their event as a boycott.
"I think a boycott is an extremely powerful weapon that needs to be carefully used and only when necessary," said Gabe Gonzalez, director of organization for the Illinois...
... students at the University of Illinois at Chicago via e-mails and text messages.
...Mexico's three major political parties have outposts in Chicago that include experienced and passionate activists. The three parties had already worked together to register expatriate voters for Mexico's presidential election in July. The Illinois branch of the Democratic Revolutionary Party has 5,000 names on...
In November 2005, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich - a very strong supporter of illegal immigration - created the "New Americans Immigrant Policy Council" (press release link) to come up with ways to deal with immigrants in his state. The report from the NAIPC has been released, as has a report from a similar panel. Blago has endorsed their findings, but has not committed any money. And, whether...