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Hazel Crest, IL

#1 Aug 10, 2011
From the book The First Hundred Years:

So Blue Island this year celebrates its golden anniversary - a clean, orderly, well-kept city of nearly 20,000 souls - a city of many fine homes, good schools, churches and progressive commercial enterprises, second to none in the Chicago area.

What has happened to this shining "City on the Hill?" It makes me heartsick.

Since: May 10

United States

#2 Aug 10, 2011
once and for all wrote:
From the book The First Hundred Years:

So Blue Island this year celebrates its golden anniversary - a clean, orderly, well-kept city of nearly 20,000 souls - a city of many fine homes, good schools, churches and progressive commercial enterprises, second to none in the Chicago area.

What has happened to this shining "City on the Hill?" It makes me heartsick.
Liberalism
De Nial

AOL

#3 Aug 11, 2011
Check with City Hall.
BLUEISLANDER

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 12, 2011
greg 121 wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberalism
No, a combination of GOP conservatism/racism mixed with a touch of anti-labor attitude with a touch of Democrat over-reaching idealism
and self entitlement by certain factions within the Democratic Party.
Lou

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 12, 2011
once and for all wrote:
From the book The First Hundred Years:
So Blue Island this year celebrates its golden anniversary - a clean, orderly, well-kept city of nearly 20,000 souls - a city of many fine homes, good schools, churches and progressive commercial enterprises, second to none in the Chicago area.
What has happened to this shining "City on the Hill?" It makes me heartsick.
The economy, personal bankruptcies, businesses closing, housing market going belly up, having to pay for that home equity loan when the homes, now underwater, were worth tens of thousands of bucks more, abandoned homes, the job market. increased taxation. Besides that, nuthin' to see here people, move along.

Since: May 10

United States

#6 Aug 12, 2011
BLUEISLANDER wrote:
<quoted text>No, a combination of GOP conservatism/racism mixed with a touch of anti-labor attitude with a touch of Democrat over-reaching idealism
and self entitlement by certain factions within the Democratic Party.
LOL conservative/racism please it's the libs who lob everyone in a group ! Anti labor ? If you mean not holding business hostage to union thugs I'll give ya that. Libs are all about regulation which kills jobs! And self entitlement is the democrat party ! That's what there about, you can not do for yourself let us ( libs)
do it for you.= vote buying.
De Nial

AOL

#7 Aug 14, 2011
Blue Island municipal assets have been drained; accounts over extended and overdrawn.
ted

Chicago, IL

#8 Aug 14, 2011
Liberalism is the downfall of modern man.
People on the left either don't know how to work within society or they never worked at all.
give me free sh!t.
De Nial

AOL

#9 Aug 14, 2011
Draining all Blue Island municipal accounts occurred at City Hall.
Long Time Blue Islander

Chicago, IL

#10 Aug 15, 2011
Has anyone looked at their latest Assessments? My home value dropped nearly $60k!!!! Great for taxes but sheesh, what's that going to do to our tax base next year?!?!?
Lou

Chicago, IL

#11 Aug 16, 2011
Long Time Blue Islander wrote:
Has anyone looked at their latest Assessments? My home value dropped nearly $60k!!!! Great for taxes but sheesh, what's that going to do to our tax base next year?!?!?
Got mine too and, sheesh I am now really 'po.
But don't fret--Berrios will figure out to increase our property taxes on the lower figure, so we'll be even more 'po since the south suburbs contain the serf class who are bound to the land.
BLUEISLANDER

Chicago, IL

#12 Aug 16, 2011
greg 121 wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL conservative/racism please it's the libs who lob everyone in a group ! Anti labor ? If you mean not holding business hostage to union thugs I'll give ya that. Libs are all about regulation which kills jobs! And self entitlement is the democrat party ! That's what there about, you can not do for yourself let us ( libs)
do it for you.= vote buying.
greg you seem to be in denial. Racism is practiced with great relish by the GOP but they do it in a way that is not overt. They play their cards close to their chest, but now it is becoming more out in front unapologetically.
Your assessment of the Democrats is some what correct but business brought their problems upon themselves. Making a buck off their workers by cheating and duping them is what caused the workers to create unions. "Cause & effect"....greg. Ever hear of that theory? As to liberals being what they are, let's look at what Conservatives are capable of....I refer to certain chapters in William L. Shirer's great book 'The Rise & Fall of The Third Reich". The NASDAP said that "Liberalism has & will destroy Germany. It must be eradicated so business may flourish once more and help Germany be strong again in the world" We know only so well how that ended up. As well as the poor Jews. Liberalism has it's many flaws but uncontrolled Conservatism will destroy a nation and certain parts of it's populace. It always has. Even Imperial Rome was destroyed by it's uncontrolled Conservatism against new thoughts, particularly Christianity. "Those who do not learn from their past are doomed to repeat their failures in the future".

Since: May 10

Palos Hills, IL

#13 Aug 16, 2011
BLUEISLANDER wrote:
<quoted text>greg you seem to be in denial. Racism is practiced with great relish by the GOP but they do it in a way that is not overt. They play their cards close to their chest, but now it is becoming more out in front unapologetically.
Your assessment of the Democrats is some what correct but business brought their problems upon themselves. Making a buck off their workers by cheating and duping them is what caused the workers to create unions. "Cause & effect"....greg. Ever hear of that theory? As to liberals being what they are, let's look at what Conservatives are capable of....I refer to certain chapters in William L. Shirer's great book 'The Rise & Fall of The Third Reich". The NASDAP said that "Liberalism has & will destroy Germany. It must be eradicated so business may flourish once more and help Germany be strong again in the world" We know only so well how that ended up. As well as the poor Jews. Liberalism has it's many flaws but uncontrolled Conservatism will destroy a nation and certain parts of it's populace. It always has. Even Imperial Rome was destroyed by it's uncontrolled Conservatism against new thoughts, particularly Christianity. "Those who do not learn from their past are doomed to repeat their failures in the future".
Third reich ? Really

I'll argue then a racism example of KKK THEN full of libs pal YOUR A WACKO

Since: May 10

Palos Hills, IL

#14 Aug 16, 2011
once and for all wrote:
From the book The First Hundred Years:

So Blue Island this year celebrates its golden anniversary - a clean, orderly, well-kept city of nearly 20,000 souls - a city of many fine homes, good schools, churches and progressive commercial enterprises, second to none in the Chicago area.

What has happened to this shining "City on the Hill?" It makes me heartsick.
I refuse to think your that stupid as to not know the difference between to two ! And will refrain from commenting any further !
BlueIslander

Chicago, IL

#15 Aug 16, 2011
greg 121 wrote:
<quoted text>
Third reich ? Really
I'll argue then a racism example of KKK THEN full of libs pal YOUR A WACKO
You obviously have comprehension problems and a streak of racial bias that seems to have long overcome your common sense. As Winston Churchill once said you can not have an intelligent dialog with a viper bent on destroying you & what you believe in. You sir are pathetic. i dearly hope you have no children. We have enough poisoned minds in this world without more adding to it.
once and for all

United States

#16 Aug 17, 2011

Since: May 10

Chicago, IL

#17 Aug 17, 2011
BlueIslander wrote:
<quoted text>You obviously have comprehension problems and a streak of racial bias that seems to have long overcome your common sense. As Winston Churchill once said you can not have an intelligent dialog with a viper bent on destroying you & what you believe in. You sir are pathetic. i dearly hope you have no children. We have enough poisoned minds in this world without more adding to it.
Hahaha !
De Nial

AOL

#18 Aug 20, 2011
If Blue Island City Hall fails to decrease spending
levels where is the millon dollars going to come from to pay the bill for the painting of the water tower?
x-islander in waiting

Bloomington, IL

#19 Aug 21, 2011
The most crooked town I have ever seen! Its corrupt as hell!
De Nial

AOL

#20 Aug 21, 2011
In the City of Blue Island elected office is not forever; even Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule is coming to an end.

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