Illinois Tea Party

Marked by the State Seal, this page is for organizing events and outreach for all of the Illinois Regions. This state group is intended for Illinois Patriots with focused discussion, events and attendance possibilities.

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Your infidel taxpayer dollars at work! The dome on Capitol Hill will be gilded in no short order. Where is the separation of mosque and state? Head slap! There s no separation. Mosque is state. (hat…Continue


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Illinois Elections - Tue Feb 2

Started by John Ward Feb 1, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Sling Blade on January 18, 2010 at 5:41pm
Thank you for the welcome, Steve. I'm going to spread thr word at work; maybe we can get a few more people. The only problem is too many are complacent concerning their liberty unless they are directly threatened. Can't miss American Idol, you know.
Comment by Sling Blade on January 18, 2010 at 4:18pm
I was unaware this group existed until I saw an ad endorsing Scott Brown on Fox this afternoon. I know many people would join if they knew of this organization. What can we do to get our message out?
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 17, 2010 at 2:02pm
Comment by Tea Party Founder on January 17, 2010 at 10:25am
Bob - Thanks for this info. I agree the Union members need to standup for America, even if their Union Bosses don't.
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 17, 2010 at 10:24am
What Sarah Said: Fri at 9:45am

Union Brothers and Sisters:
Your Leadership Doesn’t Get It – You Deserve Better

In the latest to come out of D.C.’s backroom health care deals, President Obama yesterday cut a doozy of a deal with labor union bosses. The fed’s health care plan must be so bad that even union bosses had to go to D.C. to say they wanted out. So... to keep their support for a flawed plan they got an exemption to provisions in the deal that others did not. Small business owners, our families running America’s mom & pops, did not get this deal. Ask yourself: why did union bosses get special treatment? And when did our country’s unions get on the wrong track with moves like this that hurt their good members and put them in such a bad light?

Good hard-working, pro-free-market, pro-America union members should join in opposition to their union bosses’ sweetheart deal. Coming from a union background and living in a world with many union memberships among my family and friends, I know that average members will be embarrassed by their bosses’ deal, which basically only delays the heavy tax on their health care plans until 2018 and in the meantime unfairly leaves many fellow Americans in a much less “enviable” position.

Union members don’t want to stick it to non-union colleagues in the private and public sector. Their union leadership is not helping them in the long run, they’re certainly not helping the rest of America, and unfortunately some union bosses are making all union members look bad, selfish, and anti-business with this Big Government backroom deal.

I know that ordinary union members don’t want to hurt their fellow Americans, just as ordinary Nebraskans didn’t want to stick it to the rest of the country with a sweetheart deal on Medicaid subsidies. I urge union members to make their voices heard. Please, call your leadership – don’t put up with these special-interest politics – tell them to fight for all Americans who want common sense health care reform, not this flawed boondoggle.

- Sarah Palin
Comment by Bob J Criswell on January 3, 2010 at 3:06pm
Victory or Death the secret password of George Washington, we all must make this our agenda as well.
Comment by Bob J Criswell on December 31, 2009 at 9:21am
Dec. 31, 2009 What kind of health does congress get and at what cost?
Comment by Bob J Criswell on December 30, 2009 at 2:26pm

Burris, Roland W. – (D – IL) Class III 387 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 (202) 224-2854 Web Form: -- Continue to think Mark Kirk is slightly overrated. Even if it's a fairly bad cycle for Democrats, not sure it will be bad enough for them to start losing open-seat races in the President's home state.
Comment by Bob J Criswell on December 29, 2009 at 3:06pm


• Illinois' 10th congressional district - open seat:
Five-term Republican Congressman Mark Kirk has announced he will opt out of reelection in the House and instead will pursue a campaign for the United States Senate. Although his move pleased Senate Republicans, it may be difficult for House Republicans to hold onto a seat in a Democratic-leaning district that covers suburban Chicago. Democrats who hope to take the seat include State Representative Julie Hamos, businessman Dan Seals (who Kirk defeated in 2006 and 2008), and attorney Elliot Richardson. Announced Republican candidates include State Representative Elizabeth Coulson, and attorney Bill Cadigan.

• Debbie Halvorson (D) of Illinois' 11th congressional district:
Freshman Democrat Debbie Halvorson represents the 11th district of Illinois, which voted for Obama in 2008 over McCain 53%-45%, a much smaller margin than other districts in his home state, and went for George W. Bush in 2004. Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Adam Kinzinger will seek the seat in 2010, and is supported by the Republican establishment.

• Bill Froster (D) of Illinois' 14th congressional district:
Two-term Democrat Bill Froster represents a district that was once held by former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Even so, the district has Republican leanings. Hastert's son, attorney Ethan Hastert, is considering running.
Comment by Tea Party Founder on December 23, 2009 at 9:16pm
Kieth - We have to want change not the same model car (progressives) crusining at different speeds (Fast - Dem or Slow - Repub). We need to find a venue to restore our nation. We are getting entertainers on board but the powers keep the door to freedom lock shut.

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Breaking: Jury Sides With Sheriff Joe
Smacks Down Establishment GOP’s Lawsuit

A jury has sided in favor of conservative icon, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, against the lawsuit filed by Austin Flake, the son of GOP establishment Senator Jeff Flake, and Austin’s ex-wife, Logan Brown.

Flake and Brown had filed a lawsuit against the Arizona sheriff for “malicious prosecution” after over a dozen dogs died on their watch at a Gilbert dog kennel.

The jury decided Flake and Brown had failed to provide sufficient evidence to back up their accusations of malicious prosecution by Arpaio, The Associated Press reported via

Flake and Brown ran the kennel while Brown’s parents were out of town in 2014, the AP reported.

The two were still in college.

Initially, Flake and Brown were charged in the incident, but the charges were dropped at the prosecution’s request. Later, Flake’s in-laws pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after an expert determined that the facility air conditioner failed because it was not properly maintained.

Thus, the owners of the kennel were responsible for the death of the 21 dogs, and they answered for their crimes.

Nonetheless, Flake and Brown reportedly alleged that Arpaio had charged them to gain publicity and deal damage to Senator Flake — an establishment fixture within the GOP.

The two “contended the charges caused them emotional distress, contributed to the demise of their marriage and led the senator’s son to being suspended from college for an honor-code violation,” according to The Associated Press.

Despite the jury’s decision, the U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake will not issue a final verdict until the defense explains why it didn’t turn over documents that may have benefited the plaintiffs, according to a statement from the plaintiffs’ attorney to The Associated Press.

“The struggle to hold government officials accountable has always required a steep, perilous climb,” the plaintiffs’ attorney said in a Friday statement according to KNPX.

“Although we disagree with the jury’s verdict, we are grateful we had the opportunity to force former Sheriff Arpaio and his subordinates at Maricopa County to account for their indisputably reckless conduct. Near the end of the trial, we discovered that the County failed to turn over documents that might have helped us prove our case,” he continued.

“The Court has ordered the County to explain its failure and indicated that it will not enter a final judgment in the case until a satisfactory explanation is provided. We will access our future options in this fight when the County complies with the Court’s Order.”

Charges that didn’t pan out are an annoyance to those affected — there’s no question of that.

But to claim that those charges — which were dropped — were the reason behind a failed marriage, and that Arpaio needs to pay is completely ridiculous.

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