West Suburban Patriots

an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL

February 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Locating Contributions/Expenditures for IL Legislators

This information came from Tri-Count-Teas.  I have removed the specific example because West Suburban Patriots does NOT work for, support, endorse or represent ANY CANDIDATES from ANY POLITICAL PARTY or any independent candidates.


If you’d like to identify contributions to/expenditures for a given legislator in IL, use the following steps:

  • Got to the website for the …

Added by jan s on February 25, 2012 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

culture: 1957 vs. 2010

Received this in an email - It is SO TRUE...

You Know By Today's Standards None Of Us Was Suppose To Ever Make It This Far In Life. LOL 

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010 

Scenario 1:

Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

1957 - 


Added by jan s on February 24, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

preschool in schools - high cost, little benefit

This morning I heard that Quin's upcoming budget includes an expansion of state funded pre-school.

The following is from a letter I wrote to my state rep (Michael Connely) also sent to the Daily Herald as a letter to the editor.


In Quinn's state-of-the-state (2/1/2012) he said something about expanding the state's early childhood education (preschool) program. Are-you-kidding-me? In case they actually try this, I thought you should be armed with a few facts. A few months…


Added by jan s on February 22, 2012 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Hillsdale College online class on the US Constitution

Hillsdale college is offering its "Constitution 101" on line for no cost (except voluntary donations).  This course started on Feb 20, but I believe you can still join; 10 weeks of 45 minutes per week.  The Feb. 20 class is, I believe archived.  I would highly recommend this especially for teenagers and College Students.  One 13 year old girl from Tennessee (I think) was very enthusiastic about taking this course.  Please do take this course and promote it for others to take.  You may need…


Added by VoteRight on February 21, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

DuPage forest preserve

DuPage County Forest Preserve officials unveiled plans Tuesday [2/14]  that could lead to improvements at preserves, but also could result in a tax increase. Because interest rates have dropped, the forest preserve commission plans to refinance $38 million in debt that would result in saving $2 million. Officials and about 16 residents who attended a special meeting Tuesday night agreed refinancing is a smart move. But what might happen next is sparking more…


Added by jan s on February 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

SMART METERS - Naperville City Council Meeting - PACK THE HOUSE!

received an email today:

Please join us to show your opposition to Smart Meters in Naperville!  We're going to PACK THE HOUSE at this Tuesday's City Council Meeting.

Please come, bring everyone you know, and pass this email on to anyone you know opposed to the project.…


Added by jan s on February 17, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Obama Administration offers $75,000 Grants to Sign Up More Food Stamp Recipients

Obama Administration Offers $75,000 Grants to Sign Up More Food Stamp Recipients

by Wynton Hall

Over the last three years, the number of Americans on food stamps has …


Added by Chris K on February 16, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Federal Agents Inspect Child's Lunch at Preschool and force child to purchase cafeteria food

State agent inspects sack lunches, forces preschoolers to purchase cafeteria food instead

Feb. 14th, 2012…

Added by Chris K on February 15, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments

Daniel Hannan Speech at CPAC 2012


If you want to hear from someone who unmistakably understands the profound impact of America's founding and believes there is still time for its citizens to take hold of its bureaucratic laden government and return it back to the will of it's founding, then you must hear this speech from Daniel Hannan. You'll appreciate…


Added by Chris K on February 13, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Smart Meters: now that the bill has passed — what next?

I wanted to share this great email Rick sent to his group, Tri-Count-Teas

An astute attendee from our Nov. 17th Tri-Count-Teas meeting asked how the article I shared yesterday squares with the information that Randy Ramey offered that evening on the impact of Smart Meters.  Here are the facts – you decide.

Article from yesterday:  Here’s some further information on the ongoing battle against smart meters – even the British government is…


Added by Carol D on February 12, 2012 at 6:35pm — No Comments

taxing rich will not work

one of the best explanations I have ever seen about why taxing the rich simply will not solve our problems.

Taxing the Rich


Thou Shalt Not Kill Thy Neighbor’s Cow


Does President Obama Know How to Count?…


Added by jan s on February 8, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

congress & earmarks that benefit themselves

Washington Post releases unprecedented report on congressional earmarks

Thirty-three members of Congress have steered more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that…


Added by jan s on February 7, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments

lets visit congressmen

Congress should be back in the district on….

February 21 - 24

March 12 - 16

April 2 - 6

April 9 - 13

April 30 - May 4

May 21 - May 25

A personal visit demonstrates your interest and commitment to action- especially in an election year.

- pick a topic / legislation to discuss

- There's strength in numbers. (bring a friend or petition)

- Be prepared with the facts

- During the meeting, speak clearly, politely and be…


Added by jan s on February 5, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

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