The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of "The Quill."
With the better weather we had the later part of last week and through the weekend, much outdoor work was accomplished. Many folk up graded their gardens, enhanced their flower patches, sprayed their fruit trees, mowed road banks, finished plant'n soybeans the first time around, mowed and put up the first cutt'n of hay, double cropped their rye cover crop with soybeans, mowed yards, and sprayed roundup on hard to mow weed patches and around fence rows.
Now I'm a hear'n a few folks talk'n like they'd like a nice warm shower to loosen up the crust on a few fields with seedl'ns struggle'n to get through the concrete crust created by the last rain. Some fellers have gotten out their rotary hoes and spiked through the crust fer the sake of the seedl'ns.
Its expensive to replant and later planted crops sometime suffer a yield loss. So it's only logical ta try ever trick in the book ta get those seedl'ns out of the ground the first time around!
Law Makers Activities
I see a Illinois Senate panel is advance'n automatic voter registration even though the measure is opposed by the state Board of Election. The simple solution to that ticklish problem was not allow them ta speak on their dissatisfaction at the hear'n held on the matter. I wonder if'n this will help Chicago with their graveyard voters?
Illinois lawmakers passed the marijuana decriminalization bill. An autombile driver's blood would ave to have 5 nanograms of THC Marijuana's intoxicat'n chemical, to be considered impaired. That aughta make ya feel good!
And, Illinois lawmakers are consider'n raising the income tax from 3.75 per cent ta 4.85 percent along with a penny-per-ounce tax on bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders. The price of a three 12-packs of soda would jump from about $11 to nearly $27, it is estimated.
Them lawmakers feel this tax is in the best enterest of 28% of adults who are obese (fat) in Illinois and the heck with the 72% who aren't obese. About 20 percent of children in Illinois are obese according to the department of public health. There again the 80 percent should foot the bill.
In all probability these laws were put forward as the lawmakers were caught on film play'n games on their i pads and/or sleep'n.
When these legislative efforts were brought to the boys attention, one of them brought forth the follow'n information. Here it is fer your review:
If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned,-you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the county illegally-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If an 80-year old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
Think before you vote in all upcoming elections. Most of the idiots running this country say one thing and do the opposite knowing that the people who voted them in do not pay attention.
Let's See How This Works!!!
If'n you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.
If'n you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.
If'n you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.
If'n you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.
If'n you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.
If'n you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.
If'n you cross the U.S. Border illegally you get....!!!
The question was then asked, by one of the boys, if'n ever one had a firm grasp on the situation and if'n it is about time America wakes up!!!
As fer me, I sez, I only wants to reflect on the situation fer a spell and gather facts on the matter.
As fer legislatures play'n games, sleep'n, joken and other non professional activities, I was told this matter is well documented and indicative of a sad state of affairs.
Have a good rest of the week. Hope'n to see ya in church this Memorial Day weekend and remember to pay proper respect ta the men and women who sacrificed so our lawmakers could engage in their activities and our young students take a shower in school with a transgender of the opposite sex.
Remember, wherever ya are, whatever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!"
Keep on Smile'n
Catch Ya Later