Monthly Archives: June 2019

Illinois Governor Has a Nice Gift for Illinois Residents on July 1, 2019 – LOTS AND LOTS OF NEW TAXES AND FEES!

On July 1, 2019 the Illinois State gas tax will double to 38 cents a gallon.    Illinois has lots and lots of new taxes and fees.   The citizens (term used loosely) of Illinois can thank Governor Pritzker for his leadership when it comes to more taxes and spending.   We know that the gas tax is not the issue, but it is just another example of spending out of control.   My advice to Governor Pritzker would be to smile, and then announce his new taxes in Spanish like some presidential candidates.  It would be less painful since most Illinois citizens do not speak Spanish!

Wind Turbine Transport Vehicles Racing Through Freeport Above the Law!

Recently, I witnessed one of the oversized wind turbine transport vehicles heading south along with its escort car following it go through a red light at the corner of Meadows Drive and West Street.  The wind turbine transport vehicle was speeding down West Street when the traffic light turned yellow, and then red when the transport vehicle entered the intersection.  To make matters worse, the escort vehicle also clearly on the red light proceeded through the intersection.  I guess these vehicles (turbine haulers) along with the escort vehicles have a license to travel through Freeport in a reckless manor with total disregard for our traffic laws.   Like the old James Bond movie, the wind turbine vehicles have a License to Kill, at least in Freeport, Illinois.

RESIDENTS OF FREEPORT, ILLINOIS CANNOT LEAVE THEIR HOMES DUE TO ATTACKING VAMPIRE MOSQUITOES!

I was shocked to read a column on June 13, 2019 in the Journal Standard by Chris Enroth, a horticulture educator at the University of Illinois Extension.  He stated among other things that mosquitoes are attracted to the following:

“Carbon dioxide: Yes, every time you exhale, you draw those pesky little blood- suckers closer. Lactic acid: Humans produce lactic acid on our skin, some produce more than others.  High skin temperature.”

By implication, his typical Illinois, bureaucratic, idiotic solution is as follows:

Do not breath when outside.

Reduce skin temperature by taking a bath in ice water prior to going outside.

Only go outside when it is cold and the wind is over 10 miles per hour.

Strap small a fan to your head to blow the mosquitoes away.

Coat your body in repellant which contains at least 40 per cent DEET.

Now for my solution.  Abolish the worthless Freeport Mosquito Protection District.  It was worthless 10 years ago and still is worthless.  It is not worth one dollar of my taxes.   In the alternative if you want to support the worthless Freeport Mosquito Protection District, then forget spraying and buy mosquito suits for all residents of Freeport.