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Blago must go!

Old 11-02-2006, 08:43 AM
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In November, voters will cast their votes for the next Governor of Illinois in one of the most important elections Illinois conservationists will ever face. Rod Blagojevich has ignored conservation interests, raided millions of dollars intended for conservation and natural resource programs and devastated the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Never in our lifetimes has Illinois had a governor who cared so little for the environment and the Great Outdoors.

Judy Baar Topinka will restore professionalism at the IDNR, make conservation a high priority and stop raiding natural resource funds. She spoke to the Illinois Conservation Forum - Rod Blagojevich snubbed the event. Treasurer Topinka took time to address and meet with the Outdoor Writers. In 4 years, Rod Blagojevich never attended a meeting of the outdoor writers.


Blagojevich cut DNR staff by more than 400, at least a 33% reduction. Professionals with years of experience were demoted or let go and replaced by inexperienced people, with no natural resource training or education. DNR has become the dumping ground for campaign contributors and political bosses.

Judy Baar Topinka will hire a natural resource professional to run the IDNR and restore the department’s reputation as a national leader on conservation issues
. She has also pledged to take better care of our state parks and recreational areas – which the incumbent has ignored.

Rod Blagojevich has raided more than $60 million from natural resource funds, including funds intended for habitat, open space, natural areas, trails, and state parks.

Judy Baar Topinka tried to stop the Blagojevich raids and has pledged that, as governor, she will stop the raids of natural resource funds. These funds should be used for their intended purposes.


Illinois is ranked 48th in the nation in publicland per capita. As Governor, Judy will establish a recreational access program to expand opportunities for Illinois residents. She will involve stakeholders, and build upon other states’ successes, to create the best possible program.

Illinois already has available funds for an access initiative, but the Blagojevich administration made it very clear in meetings with constituents - they are not interested in helping residents with access to property for recreational purposes. Underscoring his lack of interest, the governor signed recreational liability legislation that did not protect anglers, campers, birders, or bicyclists.


The Illinois legislature stepped in to stop the Blagojevich Administration’s devastating policy for reassessing forest lands. For years, the issued brewed, but the governor did nothing. He was willing to stand by and watch forest property taxes be raised by 5 or 6 times their historic levels.


Treasurer Topinka has consistently supported the 2nd Amendment and protections for law-abiding citizens to hunt and protect their lives and property. Illinois needs to enforce its current gun laws.


Begun by Governor Jim Edgar, Conservation Congress involved conservation stakeholders in developing conservation programs. Blagojevich cancelled the Congress. Judy Baar Topinka will bring back Conservation Congress.

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The bottom line is.....Blago MUST GO!
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:01 AM
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Well said.

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:05 AM
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I agree 100% Blow-go sucks. Plain and simple. He's a thief who "re-appropriated $61 million from the DNR to other things he deemed more important.

The guy has two mouths. One on his face and one between his butt cheeks where he does most of his talking from.

But only if she's elected and then only time will tell if she's much better.

Hopefully theRezko situation will sink he jerk. He is NO FRIEND of the Illinois Sportsman!
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:19 AM
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ORIGINAL: uncle matt

But only if she's elected and then only time will tell if she's much better.
I'm not sure I'm a big fan of JBT either but I know that even Geo. Ryan was better for IL than our current crook....er....Governor.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:04 PM
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Nicely done, Sniper. We need to vote this clown OUT!
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:02 PM
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We all have friends or co workers who don't vote, let's educate them and get them to the polls this year. Hell, drive them if you need to
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:14 AM
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Well, apparently we had too many hunters in the field to Vote yesterday...guess we have this clown for another term...

Whats next to go for hunters in illinois?
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:53 AM
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It ticks me off that this guy won again.

In four years we'll be lucky to have a functioning DNR. [&o]
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:10 AM
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Nimrod Blagoyajoke will be lucky if he makes the full 4 years. Sounds like the feds are really going to try and indict him. Maybe he can share a cell with Ryan.

I just wish moving was an option for us.
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