Another fraud from Illinois.....

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Hopefully this pile of crap Giannoulias gets taken down. This guy was Senior Loan Officer and VP for the bank his family owns before he got into politics. Now that bank is in huge trouble because of bad loans. Just another in a long line of scumbags from the Land of Lincoln! But he plays pick up basketball with Obama, lets make him Illinois Treasurer !!!
 
CHICAGO -- Illinois voters in the nation's first primary picked candidates Tuesday for an election in which Democrats will try to defend the governor's office and a U.S. Senate seat from a Republican Party eager to exploit political disarray in President Barack Obama's home state.
The targets include the Senate seat Obama held before moving to the White House.
Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias won the Democratic Senate nomination. He will face Republican Mark Kirk, a moderate five-term congressman. Kirk is likely to argue that the 33-year-old Giannoulias, who previously worked for a family bank that's now in financial trouble, lacks the experience and judgment to serve in the Senate.
Losing the Senate seat in the increasingly Democratic-leaning state would be a bigger personal embarrassment for Obama than Republican Scott Brown's upset victory last month in Massachusetts, which took away the late Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat.
"We know that one political party cannot hold all the answers and that one political party should never hold all the power," Kirk said in a statement.
The GOP also hopes to win the governor's mansion after years of turmoil under Democrats. First Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested and kicked out of office on federal corruption charges, including allegations he tried to sell an appointment to Obama's seat. His successor, Pat Quinn, then got into a vicious primary battle.
The governor's race, for both Democrats and Republicans, remained close. Earlier in the day, Quinn sounded prepared for victory or defeat.
"There's an old saying, 'One day a peac***, the next day a feather duster,"' he said after walking to vote near his home. "I have to be ready for anything."
Quinn sought a full term after being thrust into office a year ago when Blagojevich was expelled. The nominees who emerge from the bruising midterm primary will fight for the chance to run a state so deep in debt it can't pay bills on time and must consider painful service cuts, higher taxes or both.
It initially appeared Quinn would easily win the Democratic nomination. But that was before The Associated Press disclosed his administration was quietly granting early release to some prison inmates, including violent offenders. It also was before his opponent, Comptroller Dan Hynes, introduced an ad featuring footage of the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington -- a revered figure to many black voters -- harshly criticizing Quinn.
Quinn responded by linking Hynes, whose office regulates cemetery finances, to the scandal at a historic black cemetery outside Chicago where bodies were double-stacked in graves or dumped in weeds. He alleged Hynes ignored the atrocities at Burr Oak Cemetery, the resting place of civil rights-era lynching victim Emmett Till and other prominent African-Americans, because he lacks "human decency."
Republicans believe they have a strong shot at the governor's mansion because both Democratic candidates proposed income tax increases and because Democrats have been so tainted by Blagojevich.
Most of the exchanges among the Republican candidates for governor focused on who was most adamantly opposed to raising taxes. Polls suggested the top contenders were state Sen. Kirk Dillard, businessman Andy McKenna and former Attorney General Jim Ryan.
The Blagojevich scandal could play a role in the Senate race as well. The incumbent, Roland Burris, chose not to run because the former governor had appointed him to the seat -- sullying his reputation so badly he could find little political support.
Obama, who cast an absentee ballot, tried to recruit some big-name Democrats, including popular Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, but came up empty.
The Democrats who did get in the race had their own troubles. Giannoulias, a basketball buddy of the president, is carrying the baggage of his family bank and questions about a treasurer's office savings program that lost millions of dollars.
With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Giannoulias had 321,536 votes, or 39 percent. Former prosecutor David Hoffman had 279,822 votes, or 34 percent, and Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jackson had 159,913, or 19 percent.
Republican leaders rallied around Kirk as their choice for the party nomination, despite complaints from some GOP activists that Kirk's support of gun control and abortion rights makes him too liberal. - Fox News

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We need to nuke that state.  Holy crap.  Is it possible to come from Illinois and NOT be corrupt.  Now I'm wondering about Lincoln.Btw - Watched the 9/11:  Tragedy or Conspiracy (or something like that) last night and those 9/11 truth people are cr-a-z-yyy.

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Are they from Illinois ???!!!!!

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I don't mind people believing in a conspiracy, but please, do your homework. Have some experts on your panel or provide some valuable insight.

I think you are right - they are just completely crazy. Stupid and crazy.

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Lawrence wrote:I don't mind people believing in a conspiracy, but please, do your homework. Have some experts on your panel or provide some valuable insight.

I think you are right - they are just completely crazy. Stupid and crazy. They had experts.  Ph.D's from like the University of Phoenix Online versus the non-crazies, Professors at Purdue, Dartmouth and MIT.

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Ron 14 wrote:

Hopefully this pile of crap Giannoulias gets taken down. This guy was Senior Loan Officer and VP for the bank his family owns before he got into politics. Now that bank is in huge trouble because of bad loans. Just another in a long line of scumbags from the Land of Lincoln! But he plays pick up basketball with Obama, lets make him Illinois Treasurer !!!
 
CHICAGO -- Illinois voters in the nation's first primary picked candidates Tuesday for an election in which Democrats will try to defend the governor's office and a U.S. Senate seat from a Republican Party eager to exploit political disarray in President Barack Obama's home state.
The targets include the Senate seat Obama held before moving to the White House.
Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias won the Democratic Senate nomination. He will face Republican Mark Kirk, a moderate five-term congressman. Kirk is likely to argue that the 33-year-old Giannoulias, who previously worked for a family bank that's now in financial trouble, lacks the experience and judgment to serve in the Senate.
Losing the Senate seat in the increasingly Democratic-leaning state would be a bigger personal embarrassment for Obama than Republican Scott Brown's upset victory last month in Massachusetts, which took away the late Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat.
"We know that one political party cannot hold all the answers and that one political party should never hold all the power," Kirk said in a statement.
The GOP also hopes to win the governor's mansion after years of turmoil under Democrats. First Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested and kicked out of office on federal corruption charges, including allegations he tried to sell an appointment to Obama's seat. His successor, Pat Quinn, then got into a vicious primary battle.
The governor's race, for both Democrats and Republicans, remained close. Earlier in the day, Quinn sounded prepared for victory or defeat.
"There's an old saying, 'One day a peac***, the next day a feather duster,"' he said after walking to vote near his home. "I have to be ready for anything."
Quinn sought a full term after being thrust into office a year ago when Blagojevich was expelled. The nominees who emerge from the bruising midterm primary will fight for the chance to run a state so deep in debt it can't pay bills on time and must consider painful service cuts, higher taxes or both.
It initially appeared Quinn would easily win the Democratic nomination. But that was before The Associated Press disclosed his administration was quietly granting early release to some prison inmates, including violent offenders. It also was before his opponent, Comptroller Dan Hynes, introduced an ad featuring footage of the late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington -- a revered figure to many black voters -- harshly criticizing Quinn.
Quinn responded by linking Hynes, whose office regulates cemetery finances, to the scandal at a historic black cemetery outside Chicago where bodies were double-stacked in graves or dumped in weeds. He alleged Hynes ignored the atrocities at Burr Oak Cemetery, the resting place of civil rights-era lynching victim Emmett Till and other prominent African-Americans, because he lacks "human decency."
Republicans believe they have a strong shot at the governor's mansion because both Democratic candidates proposed income tax increases and because Democrats have been so tainted by Blagojevich.
Most of the exchanges among the Republican candidates for governor focused on who was most adamantly opposed to raising taxes. Polls suggested the top contenders were state Sen. Kirk Dillard, businessman Andy McKenna and former Attorney General Jim Ryan.
The Blagojevich scandal could play a role in the Senate race as well. The incumbent, Roland Burris, chose not to run because the former governor had appointed him to the seat -- sullying his reputation so badly he could find little political support.
Obama, who cast an absentee ballot, tried to recruit some big-name Democrats, including popular Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, but came up empty.
The Democrats who did get in the race had their own troubles. Giannoulias, a basketball buddy of the president, is carrying the baggage of his family bank and questions about a treasurer's office savings program that lost millions of dollars.
With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Giannoulias had 321,536 votes, or 39 percent. Former prosecutor David Hoffman had 279,822 votes, or 34 percent, and Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jackson had 159,913, or 19 percent.
Republican leaders rallied around Kirk as their choice for the party nomination, despite complaints from some GOP activists that Kirk's support of gun control and abortion rights makes him too liberal. - Fox News

Yeah not wise to be a republican in IL especially if you are close to Chicago(the machine is alive and well)..
 
Alexi was VP for the bank from 2003-2007.. He was a loan officer for less than a year...
But he did reform the crappy 529 plan in illinois(from when citi ran it).
 
He also was the first in Il to annouce he wouldn't take PAC money or lobbyist donations. Something his republican counter parts can't say...
 
I love politics.. Because the media(depending) only tells part of the story... Media is retarded as advisors we should know this better than anyone..

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Moraen wrote:We need to nuke that state.  Holy crap.  Is it possible to come from Illinois and NOT be corrupt.  Now I'm wondering about Lincoln.Btw - Watched the 9/11:  Tragedy or Conspiracy (or something like that) last night and those 9/11 truth people are cr-a-z-yyy.
It's politics most are corrupt... We are just brash about it

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Squash - we'll wait for you to get out before we launch.

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Squash - so you are saying you support Alexi ? This guy is full of crap like the rest of them.  He is trying to ride Obama's coat tails without accomplishing anything. I guess if anyone can teach him how to advance without achievement it is President Barry.

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Ron 14 wrote:Squash - so you are saying you support Alexi ? This guy is full of crap like the rest of them.  He is trying to ride Obama's coat tails without accomplishing anything. I guess if anyone can teach him how to advance without achievement it is President Barry.
 
He's got the world's best role model for accidental success. 
 
To be fair to the Illinios contingent out there, Chicago really skews everything in the state.  I would say that southern IL (anything south of Chicago) would lean more conservative.  My wife's parents are from IL and they can't stand that all the attention in IL politics is on the corruption of Chicago. 

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I would agree. You go 30 minutes outside city limits and it definitely turns conservative.

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You go 30 minutes outside city limits and it turns into cornfields.   And oil rigs. 

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Check out this embarrassing defense of his role in the collapse of this bank. What a clown.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG2QVH_u-mI -

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No offense.. but blaming one guy for the fall of a bank is stupid..
 
Spiff: Oil Rigs?? Are you sure where the hell is that?

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Im not blaming him for the fall of the bank, but he definitely contributed. Then he used his "financial experience" to become state treasurer right after pocketing millions in dividends from the family business. Guy hasn't done a damn thing on his own besides play basketball with Obama and he may become state senator at 32. Give me a break.

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That is why he is a politician...
 
Ron do you know what spiff is talking about regarding the oil rigs?

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No clue. Cornfields yes, Oil rigs not so much.

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Yeah cornfields I can understand but Oil Rigs.. This is chicago not oklahoma..

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You're thinking of the big oil rigs like you see in TX.  Drive down I-57 and look at all of the corn fields and you'll see these big machines all over the place.  Here's a link to the picture I was going to attach, but the stupid spam filter won't let me.  It'll let the guy from RIAmetals put his website link up, but I can't put a pic of an oil rig on here.  Stupid forum.    
 
Sometimes they're pumping, sometimes, they're just sitting there.  But there's oil in IL.  I used to have a client that averaged about $1000 a day from his oil pumps.  He had a guy wanting to put up these oil wells all over his farmland in IL (around Champaign/Urbana) and in IN when oil prices spiked.  He said he didn't run them all the time, but when it was that high, it was stupid not to.   

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This forum sucks!  First, I tried to link the pic into my post.  Spam blocker.  Then I tried to edit the post to put the link in.  Spam blocker.  Now I tried to create a new post with the link to the pic.  Spam blocker.  I didn't even get the Captcha thing to make me read the funny letters and type them in. 
Let's try it this way:
Google>IL oil rigs>page 3>last row next to last pic is what I was trying to put up. 
Stupid forum. 

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I don't have an idea on it.

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