Laissez le bon temps rouler

Asking the difference between Illinois and Venezuela is soon to reach the same point on the economic map. While we are considering this pair, forget not Puerto Rico, another glorious example in Socialism successes. But the former two are the real stars, paragons of the terminal condition of any Socialist construct. We believe you know about Venezuela, probably heard about Puerto Rico so lets concentrate on Illinois.

Illinois in danger of entering financial ‘death spiral’

Illinois’ budget crisis has become so dire that the state is in danger of entering a financial “death spiral,” as a prominent ratings agency threatens to downgrade the state’s credit score to “junk” status.
Doing so would increase the cost of borrowing, worsening the deficit and making it even harder for taxpayers to dig out of the hole.

“We’re in a death spiral—Illinois has the worst pension crisis in the nation and needs the boldest reforms,” Ted Dabrowski, Illinois Policy Institute’s vice president of policy, told Fox News. “There is no doubt that junk bond rating is on its way.”

S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois’ credit rating to below investment grade if feuding lawmakers fail to agree on a state budget for a third straight year.

Lawmakers are now in a special session in an effort to break the budget impasse, prodded by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has referred to his state as a “banana republic.”

The state currently faces $130 billion in unfunded pension obligations and a backlog of unpaid bills worth $15 billion. A downgrade to “junk” status would increase the cost of borrowing for critical infrastructure, or refinancing existing debt. [snip]

Through all this the Dems won’t agree to cap spending and cut programs that cannot be funded. What programs would those be? How about schools closing for starters, then no road repairs and state property maintenance.

Many taxpayers fled the state over the past half decade followed by businesses looking to avoid the onerous taxes. The current situation isn’t going to improve in the future not with a S&P downgrade of the bonds.

Sunday Toon

Certified Loonies

Even with the water shortage caused by the eco-nazis in CA, what is left of the water contains some toxic brain damaging organism that attacks the female portion of the CA Congregational delegation. Poof follows via this nonsense from Sen. Feinstein.

Quote of the day by Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein: “All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms.”

Yep, – she really said it on Thursday in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. . . . And the quote below from the LA Times is priceless. Sometimes even the L.A. Times gets it right.

Kurt Nimmo: “Senator Feinstein insults all U.S. Veterans as she flails about in a vain attempt to save her anti-firearms bill.”

Quote of the Day from the Los Angeles Times:
“Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California , but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine , even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington , we’re Number One.

There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘Macbeth ‘. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words.”

Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times

One should wonder more at the mental capacity of the voters that keep sending these clowns back to Washington. They have to be severely brain damaged.

Those that believe in immortality

These last two will for the time finish the posting on people gifted with Immortality and the Death Shield. When we find more, we shall share them with you.

Helmet laws are for the rider’s protection. Some helmets offer more protection than others, some provide comic relief. In certain situations, in the case of a fall, helmets provide solace to the next of kin. The police cantell those persons, “They were wearing their helmets.” That’s a nice touch.
The Death Shield would be better.

Those that believe in immortality

We hear about safety in the workplace. Therefore we expect those charged with enforcing these rules would follow them. How silly of us to think that way. We must have missed a meeting or didn’t read that memo.
OR perhaps it is our failure to fully understand how the Death Shield works.
We must be the ones who need more training.

A simple miscue and this individual becomes a human lollypop at the least. The worst case is…er, a permanent treatment for colorectal cancers.

Those that believe in immortality

We like it when we see people show gumption, verve and chance when undertaking window cleaning and saving a couple of bucks in the process. And to save even more loot by avoiding rental fees on extras like scaffolding. This shows real economy of cost on those small jobs. Undoubtedly, one holding the gift of Immortality is in a better fiscal place to enjoy these picayune honoraria.

However, if one lacks the Death Shield, the moment twixt motionlessness and terminal velocity will be a coruscating period, a fleeting instant.

Those that believe in immortality

There are those with sight that cannot see; they are clueless to impending injury. One has to believe that the Death Shield conferring Immortality extends to all manner of physical ruination.

Having vision akin to that of Superman is a gift. Why does he need that baggie protection since he has the gift of Immortality?