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Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Save our Parks

Illinois lieutenant governor, Pat Quinn, has started an online petition to save our state parks. Governor Blagojevich has decided to layoff 450 state workers and close 25 historic sites and state parks. So with high gas prices, high airline fares, and tighter family budgets not helped by Blagojevich's higher taxes, families in Illinois no longer will have the option of visiting many state sites come November first.
humzoo
Please visit http://standingupforillinois.org/saveourparks/index.php and fill out a petition to keep these sites open. Use a fake name or two or three if you really feel inspired. Last time I checked the views of the people were supposed to matter in this country.


21 Comments
lgrant
Yikes--that is really sad. I've been wondering during this fuel and economy crisis if state and local parks aren't actually benefiting from these issues. That obviously isn't the case in IL or the parks wouldn't be in such dire danger of being closed and workers laid off. Do I have to use a fake address too since I don't live in IL???? :) I'm willing to petition for you. I'm grateful that Oregon is very pro-park and would probably close the whole city up before a park.
LGrant   Thursday, September 18, 2008
George
Personally I'm really worried about the "November fist" !!
LimeyGeorge   Thursday, September 18, 2008
_DELETED_hayley
Ouch.
Hayley   Thursday, September 18, 2008
Joe
I knew that didn't look right. George, your careful critique has been noted.
Joe   Thursday, September 18, 2008
_DELETED_hayley
I'm glad you want to save me and my family Joe. It's touching. Thank you.

(This lame joke only makes sense if you know my last name.)
Hayley   Thursday, September 18, 2008
k8day
Ferris Bueller you're my hero..
K8Day   Thursday, September 18, 2008
SallyPants
JDI, come on man, have you no heart? I'm sure the Governor would love to keep Illinois' parks and historic sites open but he has a jet to reupholster because he refuses to live in the capital city of the state in which he's GOVERNOR so that his kids won't be uprooted. So, it's really about the kids. Joe, why do you hate children?
SallyPants   Thursday, September 18, 2008
George
He doesn't hate children per se, just children with East European sounding names.
LimeyGeorge   Thursday, September 18, 2008
nheinzel
Thanks for putting up this link, Joe. I hope everybody will go there and sign the petition. It makes me very sad to hear that many of our state parks and also historical sites will be closing. It just seems criminal to me. Tourism is such a big business for Illinois. Why would they close historical sites????? And the parks? It seems that Blagojevich is just picking on us little guys.....again. Save our parks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!   Thursday, September 18, 2008
mrsshoo
Ugh. Blago. I seriously get angry every time I think about that man.
Sarah S.   Thursday, September 18, 2008
dazedpink
He is awful. Signing the petition now. Thanks for posting the link!
Jules   Thursday, September 18, 2008
Joe
SJ-R couldn't get the link right. I think some days HumzOo sees more traffic anyway.
Joe   Thursday, September 18, 2008
YammaSue
Thanks, Joe for helping to save our parks!
SallyPants and Mrs. Shoo - Thanks for saying what I don't dare. These days Illinois has become a sad state in which to live.
We need to take the boys to see the Dana Thomas house before it is closed forever. (Frank Lloyd Wright design ~ for those not from Springfield)
YammaSue   Thursday, September 18, 2008
JimTheLimey
we need to track down the clip of Blago on the daily show...... comedy gold !
JimTheLimey   Thursday, September 18, 2008
Russ
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=1...

The fun starts at 2:00.
Russ   Thursday, September 18, 2008
Joe
Russ, you sir, are the man.
Joe   Thursday, September 18, 2008
Russ
That's what she said.
Russ   Thursday, September 18, 2008
Joe
I had to watch it twice, again.
Joe   Thursday, September 18, 2008
_DELETED_lindagsings
signed. hope it makes a difference. My sister works at the Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, IL and they are closing the camping area. Very sad, it only affects one maintenance man. Shame on you Baglo.
SA Tenor   Thursday, September 18, 2008
JimTheLimey
ahhh, ive been wanting to see that clip for a while...

also, bacon suppositories are OTC now, so its ok.
JimTheLimey   Thursday, September 18, 2008
k8day
http://www.sj-r.com/news/x121727930/Lawmakers-vote-to-s...

Looks like they are listening...
K8Day   Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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