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    An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago.

    The proposal, pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, goes to the full House next.

    Madigan said it's appropriate for Illinois to commit public funds for the library even though the state is grappling with serious financial problems.

    "The state of Illinois will spend over $1 billion in construction this year alone, so $100 million is not out of line,” Madigan said after the House Executive Committee threw its support behind the library funding plan in a unanimous vote. “It's clearly a good investment for the future.”

    While presidential libraries are traditionally funded mostly by private donations, Madigan pointed out that "close to $100 million in state money" was earmarked for the Abraham Lincoln presidential library in Springfield. "So we have precedent for this," he said.

    Three universities in the city – the University of Chicago, Chicago State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago -- plan to bid for the library. Chicago may face competition from bidders in Hawaii and New York City.

    Building the library and museum could cost $500 million or more. Madigan would not rule out additional state money going toward the library project down the road, though he said he's "hopeful that the size of this appropriation would prove to be a very attractive argument to the (presidential library) committee."
    So the Narcissist-in-Chief is looking at a half-billion-dollar shrine to the monumental failure that is the Obama Presidency. And, of course, the taxpayers foot the bill. How fitting.


    For the record, the George W. Bush library at SMU cost half that much to build, and was fully funded with private donations before they even broke ground.


    If you would like to throw away your money, they're accepting donations for the Obama shrine.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

  • #2
    Preserved here for when they go back and claim that they never said it:


    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      And now they're backing off. Everyone act surprised: it was Chicago politics as usual.




      Illinois Democrats are backing off a plan to give $100 million toward landing President Obama’s presidential library and museum -- following accusations of voting “shenanigans” and nasty Chicago-style politics, not to mention the state’s dire financial situation.

      A Democrat-led House committee approved the money last week at an out-of-town hearing in Chicago with no Republicans in attendance. They instead relied on a procedural move that allowed them to use votes from a previous meeting.

      “What they did last week was under-handed and sneaky and offers further proof that they no longer can be trusted with taxpayer money,” said House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.

      State GOP Rep. Dwight Kay said his previous vote shouldn’t count because he was only a temporary member of the committee, beyond Democrats breaking their own House rules.

      “This is typical Chicago politics at work,” he said. “The Chicago Democrats knew I wouldn’t support spending $100 million that we don’t have on a presidential library, so they decided to violate their own rules and cast my vote anyway.”
      Cripes, what a cesspool Illinois is!
      It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
      In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
      Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
      Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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      • #4
        Two Chicago sites make the "short list," unsurprisingly.

        What better place to erect a grossly-overpriced, spectacularly stupid and ironic monument to the single most corrupt federal administration in U.S. history than the global capital of cronyism and corruption?



        And the jokes are already writing themselves: the Lois Lerner Interactive Wing of the library, filled with computers that are missing their hard drives.
        It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
        In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
        Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
        Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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        • #5
          University of Chicago.
          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Adam View Post
            Two Chicago sites make the "short list," unsurprisingly.

            What better place to erect a grossly-overpriced, spectacularly stupid and ironic monument to the single most corrupt federal administration in U.S. history than the global capital of cronyism and corruption?



            And the jokes are already writing themselves: the Lois Lerner Interactive Wing of the library, filled with computers that are missing their hard drives.
            It's the mother of all corruption!!!!

            Good Lord. Outrageous hyperbole and insane conspiracy theories. When did conservatives become Arabs?
            Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

            Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
              It's the mother of all corruption!!!!
              Well, yeah. Chicago has been known for that for, oh, about a hundred years or so.

              Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
              Good Lord. Outrageous hyperbole and insane conspiracy theories. When did conservatives become Arabs?
              What is hyperbole? What conspiracy theories?
              It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
              In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
              Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
              Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adam View Post
                Two Chicago sites make the "short list," unsurprisingly.

                What better place to erect a grossly-overpriced, spectacularly stupid and ironic monument to the single most corrupt federal administration in U.S. history than the global capital of cronyism and corruption?



                And the jokes are already writing themselves: the Lois Lerner Interactive Wing of the library, filled with computers that are missing their hard drives.
                Yes indeed.

                There'd be a "clean room," dedicated to Secr. Clinton.
                • "Florida is where Woke goes to die." — Ron DeSantis.
                • "The woke mind virus is either defeated or nothing else matters." — Elon Musk, clarifying Fauci:
                • "Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus." — Dr. Anthony Fauci, misquoting Pogo.​​
                • "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up."— Barack Obama's 1st Rule of Joe Biden.
                • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
                • "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn't originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing." — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
                • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Newman View Post
                  Yes indeed.

                  There'd be a "clean room," dedicated to Secr. Clinton.
                  Perhaps just a "void" on the floor, representing where a server used to be.
                  It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                  In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                  Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                  Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Adam View Post
                    What is hyperbole?

                    Answering this would be like explaining "wetness" to a fish.
                    Enjoy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                      It's the mother of all corruption!!!!

                      Good Lord. Outrageous hyperbole and insane conspiracy theories. When did conservatives become Arabs?
                      Good question.

                      The place could also include a large central courtyard, in which crowds of pilgrims could quietly circle some central statuary, perhaps dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Grievance.
                      • "Florida is where Woke goes to die." — Ron DeSantis.
                      • "The woke mind virus is either defeated or nothing else matters." — Elon Musk, clarifying Fauci:
                      • "Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus." — Dr. Anthony Fauci, misquoting Pogo.​​
                      • "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up."— Barack Obama's 1st Rule of Joe Biden.
                      • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
                      • "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn't originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing." — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
                      • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Adam View Post
                        Perhaps just a "void" on the floor, representing where a server used to be.
                        Likely.

                        But of course that room would be closed to the public anyway.
                        • "Florida is where Woke goes to die." — Ron DeSantis.
                        • "The woke mind virus is either defeated or nothing else matters." — Elon Musk, clarifying Fauci:
                        • "Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus." — Dr. Anthony Fauci, misquoting Pogo.​​
                        • "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up."— Barack Obama's 1st Rule of Joe Biden.
                        • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
                        • "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn't originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing." — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
                        • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                          Answering this would be like explaining "wetness" to a fish.
                          In other words, you can't actually demonstrate any of this alleged hyperbole at all. Got it.
                          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Newman View Post
                            Good question.

                            The place could also include a large central courtyard, in which crowds of pilgrims could quietly circle some central statuary, perhaps dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Grievance.
                            It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                            In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                            Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                            Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Newman View Post
                              Likely.

                              But of course that room would be closed to the public anyway.
                              *snicker*


                              True.
                              It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                              In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                              Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                              Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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