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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 04:48 PM
reply to post by David134

I am not frustrated, because that emotion has long past. Perhaps, I am indifferent to the whole thing at this point in time? These guys have been robbing and stealing for years, and have come from both parties. Two examples would be the past two governors who are currently incarcerated. Governor George Ryan was a Republican and Governor Rod Blagojevich was a Democrat. I have succumb to the fact that the State of Illinois is up the creek without a paddle. The craziest thing is how on this green earth do the same people get re-elected after scandal upon scandal arriving at their doorstep? One example would be the recent election of Rep. Derrick Smith who was arrested by the FBI and formally indicted on allegations of taking bribes.

Dem lawmaker charged with bribery wins primary

A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.

I am sorry but one guy ranting and raving on the floor of the legislature is a drop in the bucket, and mere theatrics. Now, if there was pandemonium on the floor with paper flying everywhere in a white tornado? That would get my attention. This is your usual run-of-the-mill political theater. I wish it were not so, but it is. You have look at every Illinois politician crookedly, because quite a few them say one thing and do something else when the public is not looking. The state is a train-wreck.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 04:52 PM
reply to post by popsmayhem

Why would they push these bills out like this?


like putting cheap band-aids on a deep cut, just keep putting on more and more but they never do help,

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 05:01 PM
Good for him! However what is his voting record? That would tell us the story if this guy is really a constitutionalist Yeah the smug smiles on some of the others faces represents the majority of congress unfortunately.

Its nice to see some life in a rep for a change though!

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 05:21 PM
His name is Mike Boost and he is a Illinois State Rep.
Here is his site.

Phone: (618) 457-5787
Fax: (618) 457-2990
Mail: 300 East Main, Suite 4, Carbondale, IL 62901

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 05:53 PM
Wow. After reading all the comments... some of you people are just never happy with anything.
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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 06:02 PM

They look half asleep.
reply to post by dizzie56

You mean they looked half sheepish.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 06:24 PM

Originally posted by dyllels
As other people here have said, the concerning part is the other people's reactions.

Even if you agreed with the man and didn't have the balls to say something yourself, surely this would be the opportunity to stand up and support his plea?
Nope, they would rather swivel on their chair... like this wheeeee

This man needed to feel support here, not isolated.

This is the problem, he is the ONLY person in that room who actually gives a rats ass about the people. All those others sitting emotionless or bored, they are just coasting day to day, picking up their paycheck and filing their expenses claims, buying a new house next week, a few more hundred shares in the oil company they just helped secure a government contract, waiting to get home to book their next tax-payer funded holiday to Hawaii.

Corruption is rife throughout government from the city to the state to the white house. The vast majority are there for the financial and egotistical rewards and nothing more.

The people now know this. That is why you have a young black woman threatening their local government with armed revolution in one state, a dictatorship fully taking over in Michigan and encouraging a violent state revolution to remove them, and now this in Illinois too.

Many of us predicted that the states would break apart, and in the next five years we'll see that happen as the € collapses and $ follows. The USA will be in open armed revolution in the next five years, in my opinion.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 06:58 PM
reply to post by CALGARIAN

Mike Bost is just one of the many Hard working leaders in Illinois who are fed up and voicing it in a very similar way. It is one of the main reasons I wil never reside anywhere else but Illinois. There are some damn fine Americans fighting to change things. But until the rest wake up, it's acts like Mike Bost made that must be made.

Mike Bost is no saint though. No politician is but he believes in accountability in all areas and is fed up like many in government are.

Just remember folks, It's not Government that is evil. It people and NOT all of the people who are evil.

There are a great deal of hard working people in government struggling against a rigged system for there people.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:00 PM
This man deserves a medal, If I lived over in the US, He would get my vote (whether or not it counted).
I wonder how long it is going to take the MSM to dig something up on Mr Bost and hang him out to dry like many others whom speak out?

After recent Tax debacles in UK politics I get the feeling TPTB everywhere are running out of things to Tax and get more blatant with thier greed and bat s^*t crazy schemes as time goes on.

edit on 30-5-2012 by GrindsMyGears because: spellling error

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:01 PM
One of the alphabet soup agencies is going to get his butt.. If it wasn't a staged show that is. Ya, come to think of it, it was most likely staged. Either that or he has a reputation for going off the rails or skipping his meds and that's why no one reacted..


posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:09 PM
Why do i have the sad feeling this guy will soon be either:

# accused of rape
# found with a computer full of child porn
# found dead after '"committing suicide"
# some other bullsh*t fit up

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:14 PM

Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Watch it a second time, and take notice of all of those sitting around him while he vents his frustration.. some thought it was funny

I noticed the same thing. Some form of cognitive dissidence as they knew why he was upset but weren't willing to step up...

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:16 PM
reply to post by CALGARIAN

it's sad to see everyone else's reactions around him like "oh here we go another nut", and basically just leaning back in their chairs and looking in another direction. Is that not the best example of of how we shouldn't be reacting.. Yes let's sit back in our chairs and look at something else while the truth gets supressed.. Why don't we just put our hands over our ears and say "LALALALALALALALALALALALA" until we all die

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:19 PM
It's another sideshow and nothing more. It will accomplish nothing except maybe get him whacked. When someone of power and wealth puts their John Hancock on a new document, let us know because that will be real news.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:26 PM

Originally posted by TruckDriver69
It's another sideshow and nothing more. It will accomplish nothing except maybe get him whacked. When someone of power and wealth puts their John Hancock on a new document, let us know because that will be real news.

It's awfully cynical to say that the outrage and passion Mike Bost exhibited was a "sideshow". It was the action of a courageous American who, like so many of us, are sick and tired of what our nation has become. It takes more than one man to make a change, and discounting him and his actions is unfair.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:35 PM
This guy is a real hero. The problem is that the system is designed to reward the attitude of the other people. There is a reason why these people never make it into the inner core of their respective parties, which are nothing more than pyramids, or roads, if you will, that all lead to the same place: Rome.

And, as Bill Clinton said, "there is a government inside the government".

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:37 PM
Just saw this video posted on facebook and I was wow'ed! this guy is awesome!

i am also glad that this thread is front paged!

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:38 PM
reply to post by CALGARIAN

Until people STOP thinking that a Democracy and a Republic are the same types of governance, we're skrewed. The United States is a REPUBLIC, NOT A DEMOCRACY. A republic is a government ruled BY THE PEOPLE where the sovereign individual is free to reject the majority group-think, a Democracy is a government ruled by Majority rule or Mob rule. In a pure democracy, 51% beats 49%. In other words, the minority has no rights. The minority only has those privileges granted by the dictatorship of the majority. We pledge allegiance to THE REPUBLIC not the Democracy.....we truly need to learn the difference, as daily those who would have it change are working diligently to blur the lines so we can't see the difference.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:48 PM
This came to mind...

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by CALGARIAN

You can only trap a rat for so long before he starts gnawing and chomping at the bit!

Basically, he screamed what Ron Paul has been saying for 40 years.
He yelled because he was not only angry, but scared to death knowing he was putting it all on the line.

Bravo, sir... and from perhaps the most corrupt state of all.

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