John Shimkus has every crack-pot loudmouth in Illinois and beyond Blagoland calling for his scalp - the MSNBC Doublemint Twins - Butch Maddow and Tubs Olbermann - the SEIU Internet Comic Book :Progress Illinois -to name but a few. i.e. Keith Olbermann also named Shimkus last night's "Worst Person In The World" (the relevant section begins at the 3:15 mark): . . .During her recurring "GOP In Exile" segment, Rachel Maddow took aim at the downstate Republican's assertion that we are a "carbon-starved planet" . . .et . . .
In recent days, we at Progress Illinois and others in the left blogosphere have been slamming Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) for recent comments illustrating his climate change skepticism. So you can only imagine our embarassment after coming across this breaking news from the Christian Science Monitor:Yack, Yuck! That was for April Fools - they're only Funnin' - what a palm of pansies that floral Bouquet at Progress Illinois do be!
In an unprecedented move Wednesday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee rescinded the Peace Prize it awarded in 2007 to former US vice president Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, amid overwhelming evidence that global warming is an elaborate hoax cooked up by Mr. Gore.
We hope Rep. Shimkus accepts our deepest apologies
That is all to the good for me! This guy has just got to be Okay! When Progressives started to bad mouth Paul Vallas during his final days as CPS Chief - I knew that this was just the guy to be Illinois Governor. However, SEIU and the Boiled Beet Progressives of Illinois were Just Mad! Mad I tell You! for Blago!
We got Blago - didn't we Cupcakes? Progressives put Blago into Office. Way to go!
If Progressives detest John Shimkus, then this must be the man to rid Illinois of Dithering Dick Durbin! Or . . . take the seat away from that Tombstone of a Public Servant - the Junior U.S. Senator from Illinois the Guy Dick Durbin . . .what did he say about him? Give it a minute.
John Shimkus* has a Marquette Park name and 3rd District World View ( Pro-Real Labor; Pro-Life; Pro America) but comes from downstate Illinois - just like Dick Durbin.
Senator Dick Durbin is Joe Biden with the personality of a dial tone.
Senator Durbin speaks his mind. I defend Durbin's right to his opinion and wholly value his complete inability to articulate whatever the hell that might be.
John Shimkus is a Loogan ( Lithuanian) Lutheran (Catholic without Controversy) and a Republican ( 19th Ward Democrat without Obligations). I can work for this guy.
John Shimkus - You are Okay!
*The federal government has no business bailing out private sector companies, as we began doing last year. I voted against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or $700 billion Wall Street bailout.
Had we not bailed AIG out to the tune of $170 billion, we wouldn't have to worry about how much AIG employees get paid or $165 million in bonuses to people in the very unit of the company that caused these financial problems. But since the U.S. government now owns 80 percent of this company, we are compelled to make sure our tax dollars are protected.
Another major problem was additional government intervention in the stimulus bill, which I also voted against. Had the Democrat leadership given us proper time to read the bill, we would not be in the situation we are today. Democrats themselves admit they did not read the stimulus bill. And if we had not rushed it through, I am positive there would have been a prohibition against bonuses for companies receiving federal bailout assistance.
It is unfortunate that we didn't have that opportunity. It is unfortunate that the Treasury Department intervened through Sen. Dodd. It is unfortunate that we continue to spend tax dollars on buying private companies.
Congressman John Shimkus