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Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Tom April 20, 2014 at 05:42 pm
I'm sure they do have a lot to do. But, I think the point was things were being sent to his kidsRead More & wife. After so many "f" words, texts about you & hookers & marihuana it becomes more than embarrassing. Remember, kids can be pretty cruel & give them material like that & I can imagine his kids were taunted to tears more than once.
Dan Cox April 20, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Tom, oh the horror... teased and given a bad day... poor things. Lets throw out common sense and useRead More our political power to do what no citizen could do, horseshit.
Dan Cox April 20, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Mayor Ardis, in my opinion you need a swift kick in the ass, for wasting tax payers money for yourRead More own Gestapo Police Action. I have forwarded the Tweet to several hundred people and we want this baby to go viral... so hang that one where the sun don't shine.
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Status Quo April 20, 2014 at 05:03 pm
@'nonoise' April 20, 2014 at 01:17 PM... Hey! I get your noise! You continue to go further out, toRead More try to gain traction for your action for change of laws to your favor ~ have at it, though I will not instruct you as to viable methods of achieving your ungainly wants. Yes, I checked your ruse on ABC7 as asked to. I disagree, Ortiz' church should not be exempt from your overbearing as opposed to their messaging. We will always have that. But... thanks for underlining my response to 'Sean's original beef thrown back up in your response in balance. Your engaging in victimology negates, any sympathy from me and underlines why you are not gaining any consensus in your neighborwierd. Taking your cause to Brandon, FL does not lend inertia to your personal cause or wants in Northridge-Chatsworth, CA... but have at it. ¶ Your non-contextual 'win' against Father Ortiz' church is a victory you may keep and tout as connected, but I do not see it your way on balance.______________________________ 'Chris'... on another front, in your comment ~ 'atheist' is over-capitalized. But, have at it... though some believe, many atheists are couching their personal attacks against believers ~ under the guise of the First Amendment protections. What may be missing in the instance of the 'woman' denied her wants for '8theist' plate, is how the law for qualifying the wording may have been sidestepped or the personal wants of the DMV technician or examiner in that state. Much like, the flap(non-story) over the Stars 'n Bars commemorative plate recently. In that non-story, the lack of sensitivity is acknowledged for the few who take issue over the flap. I doubt, the plate was discontinued but the artist could have showed more sense... just as the examiners, could have raised issue - over previous flaps over the heritage aspect of the Stars 'n Bars on state issued items. If I have read 'Reajean Imler French's comment correctly, she raises(seems to) the viable issue that 'atheists' are imposing their brand of religion and elbowing for more prominence than they deserve. If so, I agree and little chance will present itself for capitalizing 'atheism' beyond their large 'A' followers short-sighted-ness. Out here in Left-coast California, when I see a Stars 'n Bars on a truck, car or hanging on a wall... I see respect for heritage first and always willing to wait for transgressions showing otherwise. Just don't see it from those who display the Stars 'n Bars! But, some nitwit can be expected to make issue and become vandalous based on their short-sighted-ness from the nominal courage of the display in this looney state(CA) ~ full of Liberals/liberals and illiberal actions('nonoise') alike. Sheeeish!... get a grip New Jersey!
DP April 20, 2014 at 05:33 pm
So people can have shortened forms of swear words and bible verses on their plates and not this? I'dRead More sue them, too. It is her right to free speech. I also like the fish with legs emblem.
nonoise April 20, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Change the noise law LA Municipal Code Chapter 11, Article 5, Section 115.02b. Remove theRead More "exemption" for churches. http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/search?keywords=i+am+a+noise+victim
YouTube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Mark April 20, 2014 at 04:48 pm
I agree! A sitewide toilet flush is needed to flush all the idiots who are against Religion. MaybeRead More if more people go back to worshiping God instead of themselves, this world wouldn't be so screwy! Yes! Jesus Christ has risen today! Let us ALL give thanks and praise!!!
Tom April 20, 2014 at 05:47 pm
May The Lord be above you to inspire you, beneath you to support you, in front of you to guide you,Read More behind you to protect you & a long side you to walk with you. Even if you aren't ready to want him yet. Happy Easter
Hitchens! April 20, 2014 at 05:52 pm
The last thing I want behind me is a catholic priest. Those pecker petting pedophiles need to inRead More prison and treated like crap. You know. The same way they treat all the nuns....
Hartz April 20, 2014 at 07:36 am
I think we need more punishments that include restitution by public embarrassment. Holding a sign onRead More a busy corner seems to get the publics attention.
local guy April 20, 2014 at 08:01 am
Give us information on where to donate. Talk is so cheap. A lot of people would like to help ifRead More possible.
Dee April 20, 2014 at 09:00 am
Click shelter's link above, donations can be made thru their site.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 06:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
Judith April 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Vote Republican and let them lead us back to the good old days of the '40s and '50s, those wonderfulRead More days when women died of back-alley and self-induced abortions, when segregation was legal, when anyone could legally be denied a job or an apartment based solely on their race or religion or national origin, when Christian prayer (not non-sectarian, mind you) was allowed in public schools, when teachers had the right to use physical punishment to discipline children, when blacks and whites were subject to arrest if they even walked down the sidewalk together in some states, when blacks were legally subject to poll taxes and/or ridiculous exams before they were allowed to vote in some states...
roger hawrylicz April 20, 2014 at 03:02 pm
Judith is being sarcastic but everything she said about the "good old days" wouldn't be aRead More bad place to start as far as taking our city back from all the welfare crack whores and bringing civility and order back into our lives and public education.
Kim Johnson April 20, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Its amazing that the republicons are now upset about gerrymandering, but thought it was just fineRead More when they controlled, in fact they perfected it! And Roger? What crack whores? Rauner? Chicago Civic Federation? Chamber of Commerce? GE, Catepillar? The ones that think its just fine to steal as long as you wear a tie?
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John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 10:12 am
Went from Rapper to Ripper.
Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 02:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
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Jonathan Kaplan April 20, 2014 at 08:45 am
Card using enthusaists kind of deserve to have this happen to them. By using your cards everywhereRead More you go, do you realize you are taking a large chunk of the businesses profit and choosing to give it to banks and credit card processors rather than the business itself? You, by using your cards, also force businesses to raise prices. Stop using your cards and you won't have to worry about security breaches AND you help businesses AND you help yourself by allowing businesses to lower prices.
Don April 20, 2014 at 10:09 am
For all the years I've had debit cards, never used them. If you're somewhere where credit cards, aRead More check or cash in your pocket can't be used, you shouldn't be there. Besides, most of you forget about all those last minute withdrawals and Irresponsibility takes over, yet you're still surprised- "what happened my bank account?"- the drunken stupor in the bar, or knee jerk "i gotta have it". Most can't afford those approaches, and the service fees know that
cookiepro2 April 20, 2014 at 01:17 pm
I don't like debit cards either, it is a direct line to one's bank account. What I didn't like wasRead More my bank replacing my ATM card with a dual usage ATM/debit card without asking me...I made them cancel it and give me an ATM functionality card only. Some people don't have credit line established yet (like my college student son) and have no choice but to use a debit card instead of credit card. I take precautions and have it assigned to an isolated checking account, and urge son to monitor it closely (set up email alerts), good training for future financial independence.
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Kevin April 19, 2014 at 06:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 06:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 11:52 am
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
Flo W April 20, 2014 at 09:55 am
This is not comedy central....either report news or don't. Making fun of police roundup stories isRead More juvenile. We should be glad they are out there protecting us. Grow up PATCH writers.
Jacob Matthews April 20, 2014 at 10:14 am
Patch writers hide behind a keyboard spewing venom for anyone who can read or be read to. They areRead More cowards. Their "stories" are just that. Not a word of truth in any of them. This website is funded by politicians, more often than not written by them as well hiding behind an editors tag. It's propaganda Flo....and you are correct.....it is childish as well as unprofessional.
Pat F April 20, 2014 at 11:06 am
Jeez..........lighten up!! Happy Easter! This sites never claimed to be The Wall Street Journal orRead More New York Times!!
James W. Worthington
Mark April 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Hey NAC, maybe you should remove the Junior Worthington on your website as a fitness trainer at theRead More club? Who the hell will want to have a one on one training class with that animal? he beats women and eats human body parts. What is next?
Steve April 20, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Next? Not prison if his family has money.
DP April 20, 2014 at 05:38 pm
He's just a copy cat of Mike Tyson.
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Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 06:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 08:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 06:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
President Obama
JAY JAY April 20, 2014 at 04:13 pm
WAKE UP, WISE UP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5JbAO5_NMw
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Moochers, aks children, old folks, po folks the disabled (mentally and physical) ... ie, individualsRead More and families facing hardship cost taxpayers, "About 12 percent of the federal budget in 2013, or $398 billion, supported programs that provide aid (other than health insurance or Social Security benefits) to individuals and families facing hardship. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ Spending on safety net programs declined in both nominal and real terms between 2012 and 2013 as the economy continued to improve." +++ surely no sane person believes all these all those facing hardships are moocher ... anyone know the percent moochers? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ Some say that welfare fraud is not a significant problem +++ advocates for welfare programs insist that fraud is only found in 2%-3% of cases researched by the thousands of welfare investigators across the nation. < http://www.roanen.com/1/post/2012/04/how-much-is-welfare-fraud-costing-us.html > +++ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> in any event, even the total [$398B] is indeed a pitance compared to other tax payer expenses +++ say for example the iraq war which: "An update in 2013 said was $6 trillion +++ Dick Cheney said: 'We should expect as American citizens that this would cost at least $100 billion for a two-year involvement' +++ close but no see-gar mr veep ... veep's cost estimate about 0.017% of actual cost which would have paid for aboot 15 years of support for the least. ... a contractor could get a lotta losing work if the veep was his estimator :) +++ veeep also said we would find WMDs...still looking!
JAY JAY April 20, 2014 at 06:23 pm
STANLEY "hymie" We don't want to hear about past tense BS over and over !!! ThisRead More **&^%$#@! guy is the present USA Danger destroying America. Financially, a job killer,a housing killer, a free market killer, an investment dividend killer, a self esteem killer, a motivation killer,a pro illegalist. a Anti christian, if you have a company you didn't build that, should have destroyed him. +a race baiter !!!! Just to name a few.
lilacorn1956 April 18, 2014 at 07:45 am
How many of those in the high unemployment areas are in farm land?
Joe Kocur April 18, 2014 at 11:52 am
I didn't go to college and look at me!!! Big bad joe
Laurel April 20, 2014 at 07:09 am
Seasonally or non-seasonally. Either you're working and getting paid or you're not. They are bothRead More rotten stats.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
William Denton April 20, 2014 at 05:51 am
No one knows if she has PTSD from abuse brought on by boyfriend and just maybe she needs help notRead More punishment.
Kevin April 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm
No William,what she needs is about 50000 volts of electricity.Fry the fat yom up nice and crispy.
David Greenberg April 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm
So what you're saying william is that anyone who comes along and claims "PTSD",Read More "ABUSE", blah, blah blah should get a free pass? Why have laws then? The whole concept of making something a criminal act is that we want to discourage it from happening in the first place, by putting deterrents into effect. One such deterrent is PRISON, another is the Death Penalty. If this person was being abused, she had options BEFORE coming to this point - for whatever reason, she make a decision to kill someone, and a Jury of her peers determined her guilt. So off to jail she goes - hopefully FOREVER.
Grumpy Old Man April 18, 2014 at 06:34 am
Yeah right another Soros flunkie whining about the success of others.
The Sleeper April 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Jealous people suck.
jim April 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
you sure
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
karth turnage April 20, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Stopping free-be behavior has to start some where.Every one wants to get something for nothing. ItsRead More the current culture,if this guy was a vetran,it would be ok. Freedom isn't free.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Ever heard of making a mistake? He didn't know it wasn't for free. If they want to charge than putRead More the damn soda machine behind the counter.
Igor April 20, 2014 at 05:03 pm
The more I think about it, the more disturb I get. Think about it. You go the supermarket. They wantRead More you to scan your own groceries. Bag your own groceries. They want you to put the money in the machine. Have they lowered the prices? No. Now when you go to fast food places they want you to do their job for them. Pour your own drinks. Do you get a discount? No. Seems to me the more places you go the more they want, you the paying customer to do their job for them. Put the soda machine behind the counter and do the work that you want the minimum wage increase for.
Gigi April 17, 2014 at 08:58 am
That is great! Those kids deserve a bright spot in their day!
Paul Shafer April 17, 2014 at 09:13 am
Absolutely fantastic !
Stu Pidasso April 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Cherish the children!! Best news I have read today :)
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 07:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 07:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
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