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I bet there is a "Daley" connection with the Gov as well...

Blago's been arrogant since he took office. I believe he's from Chicago, so he's been educated well in politics, though it doesn't seem like he played it out too well by being caught...lol

I lived in the Chicago burbs the first 44 years of my life( up until 2 1/2 yrs ago), and unfortunately "politics" is THE way of life, especially in Chicago and the burbs.

A phrase that I remember from living back in IL (a reference to Chicago politics)...vote early and vote often. (Even the dead can vote in Chicago).
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Hey, cubfan! I was hoping that you would see this and respond to this.

:goodpost: ITA!!

[quote="cubfan1969"]
I bet there is a "Daley" connection with the Gov as well...[/quote]

Oh...that would be so Daley. My ex-hubby went to high school and graduated with Daley. Daley (and my ex-hubby) went to a small little (private RCC boarding school in Indiana.) They just had a get together about 2 years ago. I would love to get my ex's intake on this---although I know he won't talk. LOL.

[quote="cubfan1969"]Blago's been arrogant since he took office. I believe he's from Chicago, so he's been educated well in politics, though it doesn't seem like he played it out too well by being caught...lol [/quote]

Yes..."Arrogant" is critical in Chicago politics. Goodness!!

[quote="cubfan1969"]I lived in the Chicago burbs the first 44 years of my life( up until 2 1/2 yrs ago), [b]and unfortunately "politics" is THE way of life, especially in Chicago and the burbs.[[/b]/quote]

My cousins are still there. Yes, that is what they say, too. It is "dog eat dog" there. :sad

[quote="cubfan1969"]

A phrase that I remember from living back in IL (a reference to Chicago politics)...vote early and vote often. [b](Even the dead can vote in Chicago).[/b][/quote][/quote]

This sounds so familiar!! :roll


[offtopic]I wanted to make this correction. My ex-hubby said that it is John Roberts that he graduated with. He knows Daley, but not well---at all. Only at the political events (which my ex so despises :lol: ) Sorry for the error. I just wanted to correct this.[/offtopic]
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[b]From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/b]
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For other persons named John Roberts, see John Roberts (disambiguation).
John Glover Roberts, Jr.
John G. Roberts
17th Chief Justice of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 29, 2005
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by William Rehnquist
Born January 27, 1955 (age 53)
Buffalo, New York
Spouse Jane Sullivan Roberts
Alma mater Harvard University
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

John Glover Roberts, Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Roberts is generally considered a member of the more conservative wing of the court.

Before joining the Supreme Court on September 29, 2005, Roberts was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for two years.

Previously, he spent 14 years in private law practice and held positions in Republican administrations in the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of the White House Counsel.

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Hey, cubfan! I was hoping that you would see this and respond to this.

:goodpost: ITA!!



Oh...that would be so Daley. My ex-hubby went to high school and graduated with Daley. Daley (and my ex-hubby) went to a small little (private RCC boarding school in Indiana.) They just had a get together about 2 years ago. I would love to get my ex's intake on this---although I know he won't talk. LOL.



The "political" game is everywhere back up there. Even when I worked for 2 different fire departments (one was a suburb, the other was at a federally funded national laboratory), the only way to move up was to play the politics game. I couldn't/wouldn't do that...I could not go home and sleep if I played those games, thus I eventually left the fire service. I'm very thankful to have a job now where politics doesn't come into play (at least in my part of the hospital/health system).

The "mob" if you will extends well into the far west and south suburbs, pizza places, restaurants, trash collection...I've even heard that a few members of the IL State Police (in downstate IL) were involved in a drug ring (with smuggled drugs on semi's). Politics, as Blago has proven, is not limited to the Chicago area.

I have been quite busy at home/work, thus haven't been on here very much lately. Picked up a part time job at another hospital, so I'm working 50 hours a week to try to stay afloat.

I would also be thankful for continued prayer for myself and my wife (if this isn't selfish)...she hasn't quite fully accepted my 2nd job, but for some reason she doesn't (or won't) understand that we truly miss the $$ she made when she was working last spring. However, she also seems to not want to accept that it is much easier for me to work 5 1/2 days than it is for her to work 40+ hours and make less than I do in my extra 10 hours a week. It isn't that she is unhealthy or disabled, but with her arthritis, constant pain, easy tiredness, I don't think she can handle watching another kid (if he/she came along) and deal with the house and dog. Besides, what I make in 10 hours at my 2nd job equals what she made in 1 week. With utility costs going up as we start winter, we need the little "extra" $$ cushion, you know?
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I have been quite busy at home/work' date=' thus haven't been on here very much lately. [b']Picked up a part time job at another hospital, so I'm working 50 hours a week to try to stay afloat.

I would also be thankful for continued prayer for myself and my wife (if this isn't selfish)...she hasn't quite fully accepted my 2nd job, but for some reason she doesn't (or won't) understand that we truly miss the $$ she made when she was working last spring. However, she also seems to not want to accept that it is much easier for me to work 5 1/2 days than it is for her to work 40+ hours and make less than I do in my extra 10 hours a week. It isn't that she is unhealthy or disabled, but with her arthritis, constant pain, easy tiredness, I don't think she can handle watching another kid (if he/she came along) and deal with the house and dog. Besides, what I make in 10 hours at my 2nd job equals what she made in 1 week. With utility costs going up as we start winter, we need the little "extra" $$ cushion, you know?


Highlighted area: This sounds like my hubby. :-( That is not selfish, at all. We are to ask other believers for prayer. :pray for this situation, cub. I will keep her "arthritis"---"constant pain" that goes with that, and "easy tiredness" in prayer as well. Oh yes, I certainly know. I am sure that we all do. God bless you and your family. Merry Christmas!!

P.S. ~ I can tell you some interesting stories of the fire department and the corruption that went on during the Mayor Michael White days. A friend of mine (from junior high) "a Lieutenant of Cleveland Fire"---at the time, called White on the carpet for his corruption (Grandstanding.) Also, I know plenty of police personnel (to be politically correct...LOL) that did this, as well...during those "trying" years. Mayor Jackson seems more honest than White...so far. We (as a whole) also liked Mayor Campbell. She came in to help clean up the White mess. :roll BTW, the teachers gave White a run for his money, too. :lol:
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Highlighted area: This sounds like my hubby. :-( That is not selfish, at all. We are to ask other believers for prayer. :pray for this situation, cub. I will keep her "arthritis"---"constant pain" that goes with that, and "easy tiredness" in prayer as well. Oh yes, I certainly know. I am sure that we all do. God bless you and your family. Merry Christmas!!

P.S. ~ I can tell you some interesting stories of the fire department and the corruption that went on during the Mayor Michael White days. A friend of mine (from junior high) "a Lieutenant of Cleveland Fire"---at the time, called White on the carpet for his corruption (Grandstanding.) Also, I know plenty of police personnel (to be politically correct...LOL) that did this, as well...during those "trying" years. Mayor Jackson seems more honest than White...so far. We (as a whole) also liked Mayor Campbell. She came in to help clean up the White mess. :roll BTW, the teachers gave White a run for his money, too. :lol:



Fire Department corruption? That's hard to believe :lol:

Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.
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I know! :haha In Cleveland---the corruption all seems to start in City Hall. Can you believe that? City Hall, corruption? :lol:

Merry Christmas, again. "Jesus is the reason for the season" as He is---each and every second of the day. God bless. :Bible:

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Isn't most things that connect to politics corrupted?

If you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours?

Have a friend whose son is an engineer, does planning for developments in cites, he gets his jobs by paying off the mayors and city council members. No pay offs, no work. Plus if he offers to little, again, no work.

His son says, its part of doing business, and all of us engineers know that if we don't pay we don't work in no cites in my home state.

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Hey, cubfan! I was hoping that you would see this and respond to this.

:goodpost: ITA!!



Oh...that would be so Daley. My ex-hubby went to high school and graduated with Daley. Daley (and my ex-hubby) went to a small little (private RCC boarding school in Indiana.) They just had a get together about 2 years ago. I would love to get my ex's intake on this---although I know he won't talk. LOL.

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Isn't most things that connect to politics corrupted?

If you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours?

Have a friend whose son is an engineer, does planning for developments in cites, he gets his jobs by paying off the mayors and city council members. No pay offs, no work. Plus if he offers to little, again, no work.

His son says, its part of doing business, and all of us engineers know that if we don't pay we don't work in no cites in my home state.



:goodpost: Pastor Jerry! Yes. :thumb
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I am not reading all the postings but as a former Illinois resident I knew the governor Rod was little goofy in some way but didn't know why now I know why LOL.


Where about in IL are you from? I last lived in Pontiac, but prior to that I mostly lived in the south or southwest suburbs of Chicago. Moved to SW MO 2 1/2 years ago to escape the Chicago-like winters, but down here we've had ice storms the past 2 winters that have not been nice.
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Senate-for-sale case threatens new chief of staff

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081220/ap_ ... or_emanuel

I still think politics is a dirty business to be in, no matter what party their in.


Sadly, politics has been a self-fulfilling prophecy that we born-again Christians have also been guilty in helping to come to fruition.

We say, politics is corrupt and dirty and therefore I will not get involved or run for office. Guess, what? When this happens the corrupt and dirty are all that is left.

Perhaps the born-again Christian should pray, seek God's face and if led run for office and allow God to do his righteous work through that person.

Nah, it's better to put ones head in the sand and "hunker" down! {you are right, my last comment was sarcastic.......sometimes that's the only way to get through to the gray matter)
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People in a political offices, more especially offices such as congressman or president, its not a good place to be if you want to abstain from ALL appearances of evil.

21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Thess 5:21-22 (KJV)

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Where the worldly are in charge we should expect corruption and evil.

If a Christian feels called into politics then they should follow the will of God. If not, they shouldn't get involved just because they want to.

That said, one of the main reasons politics is so corrupt across the entire country these days is because Christians, who once dominated politics, removed themselves and allowed the unsaved to take control. It seems America Christians became too complacent, things became good and they decided to sit back (the old "eat, drink and be merry" mindset). They thought America was a Christian nation and would remain one so they didn't need to be so involved in things. Even today, with all the wickedness that abounds, the obvious political corruption, the obvious lies of politicians (of both parties), the blatant refusal to abide by the Constitution (which they swore before God and man to uphold), there are yet those American Christians who still think this is a Christian nation and there are good Christians running things. Believe it or not, there are many professing Christians in America who would today say that Bill Clinton GW Bush, McCain and even Obama are good Christians.

We should each seek the will of God in our lives and follow this. For most, I suspect, the will of God will be for us to pursue personal holiness as He has clearly commanded us, to be in earnest prayer for our nation and for the lost, to be busy about His business using whatever gifts and talents He's given us for that purpose.

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