The hotel deal going on in Peoria is getting a little more twisted now that a lawsuit has been filed against the Catholics over a small strip of land. To me it’s neither here nor there and I don’t blame the Catholic Diocese for wanting their cut. After all, the true stinkum in this deal is the fact that the City sold a prime piece of land, with out bids, to a private person, Big Al, for $400,000 that land was drawing the city $4000 a month in parking revenue. What this boils down to is this; Big Al went from a business, on a lot no bigger than the one the Catholics are being sued over, and worth $1 million to a new lot, new building and worth over $11 million! For doing nothing. Can one blame God for wanting his cut?
This Limbaugh thing is nuts but I refuse to get in it here. Many men and women of this country died for jerks like Limbaugh to have the Right to mouth off. So he does it just to get ratings and media attention, the very media he calls the drive by media and ridicules everyday. To me, Limbaugh was (is) a draft dodger, never served a day in his life. He is a drug addict, something he would hang other drug addicts for in a New York minute, he does himself. He has had 4 wives and no kids. To me, he has no dick, which is why he picks on women. Take him for what he is worth, to me nothing. I hit the off switch or changed the channel. As for boycotting his advertisers and radio stations, good luck with that. Limbaugh is worth more than some countries and EIB, his network is on Clear Channel networks which owns a hell of a lot of the stations that carry Limbaugh's radio show. In fact, Clear Channel demands all it’s owned stations carry Limbaugh. So no matter what you boycott, the large mound of sound is here to stay. He as his opinion and I am smart enough to turn the dial. It’s those that hang on his every word that scare me.
The speed limit on Main street from Western to just pass University, as I wrote sometime ago, has changed or slowed to 25 MPH at the request of Bradley I guess or so I hear. I guess it was because of the concern of those walking, not on the sidewalks, but those that seem to cross anywhere they want, while texting on their cell phones. I always thought that if you didn’t have a license plate attached to your ass, you didn’t belong wandering the streets. Still, the weather is warming and it won’t be long before that stretch starts getting radar. The cops will make a mint there as I drive this part all the time and I refuse to be the first to get a ticket for speeding. So I drive 25 mph and I am tailgated, and passed like I was standing still.
Driving in Peoria is something special. Doesn’t anyone read the Rules of the Road book. To the lady who slammed on her brakes and then flipped me off because I honked at her for stopping for a school bus on N University by Gale Ave, I say back at ya bitch! The school bus was stopped, lights flashing in the right lane of northbound University. We were driving southbound on University which is 4 or more lanes (left turn lane counts) road. On page 28 of the Illinois Rules of the Road book it says opposite traffic does not stop on roads of 4 or more lanes, like University, for a stopped school bus. So why did she slam on her brakes? Ignorance. Why do we pay through the nose for car insurance in this state? Ignorance of other idiot drivers who don’t have a clue.
And to Chef Kevin for THIS post. No way you drove clean across Peoria on University and made every traffic light. Are you on drugs? If possible, it would be nothing short of a miracle because I have always had the opportunity to sit and waste gas at either of the two traffic lights on the University over pass without fail Still, I’ll call the city street department and get that fixed. How dare any traffic flow in this city and how dare those traffic lights ever be timed for traffic flow. This is Peoria, Home of the Scenic Wait! (scenic wait = what one does at a red light in Peoria)