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North Korea Sentences Trump To Death For Insulting Kim Jong Un

China/Asia Pacific Reporter Dilly Caller

North Korea lashed out at President Donald Trump Wednesday, declaring that he has been “sentenced to death.”

During the president’s address in South Korea, he “painted a black picture of the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], spouting all sorts of rubbish against it,” North Korean state media asserted. Trump’s “worst crime,” though, “is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK,” the Rodong Sinmun asserted, appearing to reference his tweet, which suggestedthat the noticeably pudgy despot is “short and fat.”

Asserting that Trump “can never be pardoned,” the North stressed that the president is “a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean People.” The state-run outlet called Trump an “old lunatic, mean trickster, and human reject.”

“He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy,” the Rodong Sinmun wrote, further asserting, “The Korean people will regard the face of Trump as a symbol of wolf-like U.S. imperialism and as a target of merciless retaliation.” The North threatened to “send him to the hell he likes so much to tout,” a reference to the president’s speech, during which Trump called North Korea a “hell that no one deserves.”

North Korea appears to have taken offense to Trump’s detailed description of North Korea’s bleak human rights situation during his speech before South Korea’s National Assembly and his call for reunification.

The state-run media outlet criticized Trump for slandering “the happy life of the great Korean people” by presenting real, well-documented examples of North Korean atrocities against its own people, such as the brutal prison camps where hundreds of thousands of people experience unimaginable horrors and the theft of state resources by elites as the people starve.

“The reckless remarks spouted by Trump during his junkets cannot but be viewed as the final confirmation of the White House’s policy hostile to the DPRK, a total denial of the existence of the DPRK, and an open declaration of war,” the North Korean report said. Pyongyang has a long history of interpreting U.S. actions as supposed declarations of war against it and the North Korean people.

To stress their bravery in the face of America’s overwhelming military might, the paper concluded: A “rabid dog’s barking can never frighten the Korean people.” During his address in South Korea, Trump warned North Korea not test the U.S.

“Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” the president warned. “America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it. History is filled with discarded regimes that have foolishly tested America’s resolve.”

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Source: Will County News

Will County approves $551 million budget Cutting the Tax Rate Again

Will County approves $551 million budget

The Will County board unanimously passed its 2018 balanced budget, calling for expenses of $551 million while holding the line on taxes.

Republicans hailed the budget as being “much more transparent” and reflective of “true costs.”

Democrats said they hoped to provide more money to ensure the financial health of a growing county and provide for essential human services.

It represents a reduction in corporate revenues of $887,300 on top of the $1.6 million decrease in state funds, according to Finance Committee Chairman Mike Fricilone, R-Homer Glen.

It adds $1.3 million for overtime for the sheriff’s department, and $357,000 more for the Health Department, while reducing the tax rate by 2 percent, to .5933, he said. The total tax levy approved by the board was $121 million.

For the last several years, board members have questioned why a budget is passed that does not reflect the true cost of overtime and other personnel costs, Fricilone said.

“It’s one pot of money. To give more to one we have to take something away from another,” he said.

While allowing more for overtime for the sheriff, Fricione said with the state’s new Bail Reform Act that allows offenders of nonviolent, minor crimes to be released without posting bail, they will work to close one of the six pods at county jail to reduce costs there.

While Fricilone said this will result in 200 fewer inmates, Undersheriff Bob Contro told the Finance Committee recently that it might mean 50 to 70 fewer inmates.

Corporate revenues were reduced by not adding a 1 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index to the tax levy, said Fricilone, noting that the county will receive more tax dollars by adding the value of new construction.

In presenting his budget proposal in September, Democratic County Executive Larry Walsh proposed increasing the tax levy by 1 percent to make up for the loss in state funding.

“Just because government can raise taxes, doesn’t they have to,” board member Steve Balich, R-Homer Township, said.

In increasing funds for the Health Department, the county was able to cut $830,000 in expenses at Sunny Hill Nursing Home, which reduced its population because of its switch to private rooms.

Fricilone said this reduction is the “first of several years” as they work to achieve the necessary staffing and supplies for 156 residents.

Salary expenses were reduced by $1 million, affecting nearly every department, and travel costs were reduced 50 percent across the board.

The budget called for an increase in the county board’s contingency fund to $970,000 from $700,000, which officials previously said, could be used to cover budget shortfalls.

County board member Jackie Traynere, D-Bolingbrook, said while the board is “getting better about being transparent” about the real costs of operations, “we aren’t quite there yet.”

The board approved a new labor agreement — with wage increases — with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees but did not put “those exact dollars” into the budget, she said.

“We expect each department to live by the budget, but we are not giving them the actual money we said we would pay for salaries,” she said. “We have to be honest with the salary line items.”

“Just because they get a raise, does not mean we increase appropriations,” said board member Chuck Maher, R-Naperville.

Board Speaker Jim Moustis said “nothing” was cut from the budget, but funds were “reallocated.”

“We cut additional spending and taxation,” he said.

The new budget year begins Dec. 1.



Discussion of the Budget starts at 26:00 minutes

Source: Will County News

Progressives” Suddenly “Woke” to Sexual Harassment!

“Progressives” Suddenly “Woke” to Sexual Harassment!
Written by Laurie Higgins

Youngish Democratic Strategist Christy Setzer, apparently so profoundly ignorant of history, believes that the country has just now become “woke” to the seriousness of the offense of sexual harassment.

During an appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday night when asked by Carlson about the dismissive or hostile responses of liberal politicians and their media sycophants to women who accused miscreant Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct, Setzer revealed either her ignorance or her deceitfulness or both:

I think when you look back at what happened 25 years ago with the hindsight that we have now, particularly with the national, collective moment that we’re having where women are coming out of the woodwork to finally be able to tell their stories of being sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, being …

Perhaps someone should have told her before she appeared on a national political talk show that Second-wave feminism was well under way when Bill Clinton was grabbing, kissing, exposing himself to, raping, soliciting oral sex from and otherwise abusing his power over women. Prior to late 2017, women did come out of the woodwork and tell their stories of Clinton’s abuse, and liberals savaged them.

When Carlson tried to explain that the Clinton mess took place 30 years after the feminist revolution and two years after liberals got the vapors when Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of making sexually explicit remarks, Setzer condescendingly responded, “and that was 25 years ago.”

Simone de Beauvoir’s influential book The Second Sex came out in 1949, Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique in 1963, Kate Millet’s Sexual Politics in 1969, Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex in 1970, and Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch in 1970 as well. Feminist legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon’sbook “Sexual Harassment of Working Women” was published in 1979. The allegations against Bill Clinton surfaced in the mid-1990’s. Does Setzer actually believe that society was not “woke” to sexual harassment in the 1990’s?

In an attempt to prove that Democrats are more far more committed to exposing, punishing, and eradicating sexual harassment than are Republicans, Setzer pointed out that while President Trump and Roy Moore have retained their positions in the Republican Party (Moore’s fate remains to be seen), Anthony Weiner is in jail. Setzer ignores the fact that Weiner is in jail because he had an inconvenient habit of leaving a trail of weiner photos in his exhibitionist wake. Democrats weren’t able to avail themselves of their modus operandi of publicly maligning his accusers.

Carlson brought up the response of liberals to Ted Kennedy’s culpability for the drowning death of 29-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne. Carlson asked Setzer about a 2009 Huffington Post article by Melissa Lafsky in which Lafsky  wondered “what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted’s death.” Lafsky continued, “Who knows—maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”

Astonishingly, Setzer said, “They were talking about an incident that happened what, in the 60’s?”

Word to Setzer, the Huffington Post piece was published in 2009, but even before the collective consciousness of Americans was raised by Second-wave feminism, Americans—including even unwoke Democrats—would have known that letting women drown was not cool.

Carlson was correct. The reason liberals gave a pass to Clinton and Kennedy is that these moral barbarians supported “progressive” legislation.

Unfortunately, the impulse to defend party over principle is not limited to Democrats. While Republicans crow about the hypocrisy of Leftists, they remain guilty of it as well. If anyone believes that had the IRS scandal or Benghazi happened under a Republican administration, Republicans would have done anything different than Democrats did, I’ve got 68 square miles of swampland to sell you.

Character and courage count. Principles matter.

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Source: Will County News