Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Customer service still exists

The light of a new day often puts things into a new and better perspective here at CHBlog.

There is no point in going into the whole sordid story about how I was essentially ripped off for years; paying  for what should have been free services included with my purchase of a domain name at GoDaddy.com

I'm putting all that behind me because I am just grateful the problems have finally been resolved.

I owe a debt of gratitude to a good employee at GoDaddy, who still believes in and obviously cares about customer service--a rare commodity these days. I would like to give a shout out to Gina from Iowa, who took the time to help me with my quest to straighten things out once and for all. Thanks Gina!

Now, on to some blogging business

Because CHBlog is essentially beginning anew, and all previous information, stats, and subscriber details have been lost in the recent transition, I must ask all subscribers to re-subscribe. Your information has been lost, so please sign up again--either through an RSS reader by email. Both links are in the sidebar to the right.

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Don't be shy--feel free to leave comments.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Big changes for CHBlog!

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Because I've been increasingly unhappy with my former blog at GoDaddy.com, CHBlog has been moved to a new location, permanently.

The same web address--CHBlog.ozarkattitude.com--remains the same, however.

Bear with me. There may be some links that fail to work from time to time.

I am attempting to fix this problem. Most of what has been written is available on my home computer, so if there is a story you want to see that does not show up here, please let me know via email. I can generally find old posts on my home computer.

I have been busy transferring files, one at a time, from the former blog, which no longer exists. All of the posts prior to two years ago are GONE! Except for a very few that I was able to copy, all of the wonderful comments provided by so many people are now GONE. I had hoped to have access to them for a short time, so that I might copy them, but due to incorrect assistance and poor instructions of some GoDaddy tech personnel, that didn't happen.

In essence, CHBlog is starting from scratch. Most of the information contained in these pages regarding the third airport will be added so as to provide a comprehensive history of the Peotone Airport project. CHBlog began in 2005.

Thanks for all the support CHBlog has received in the past and I hope into the future because a blog is only as good as its readers.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Still accepting petition signatures against Peotone Airport

Thursday, May 31, 2012

IDOT Crystal ball failed in 2010

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Perhaps time flies, but it is doubtful that the South Suburban Airport ever will.

By now, a new airport south of Chicago was supposed to have not only been up and running, but was supposed to be wildly successful, giving credit to thousands of jobs that would make the Chicago region "recession-proof." Those were the actual words they used to describe the benefit of a new airport south of Chicago.

The year 2010 was a very important one in the life of the "third airport," (South Suburban Airport, Peotone Airport, and Abraham Lincoln National Airport) all names for the same project, by the way.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Blago

The Internet is a funny thing—I just found this post listed in a forum in Paris, Texas.

I think our justice system is severely lacking in justice for all. 

Blago got -what - 14 years for his crime and Jesse Jackson, jr wasn't even tried for his role. Junior offered to buy the nomination which is just as wrong. And I have to believe that Obama knew about it as well as Eric Holder and Rham Emmanuel. That's a 4 to 1 ratio . Wonder how much was influenced by racism?

It appears that Illinois and its infamous Chicago's south side Congressman (Jesse Jackson, Jr.) have fans all across the country.

Microsoft vs. Peotone; both start in 1985

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Business Model vs. Boondoggle

In 1985, Bill Gates who incorporated Microsoft four years earlier, released the first version of the Windows Operating System. It made him one of the country's youngest millionaires.

That was also the year that three Illinois state senators sponsored a resolution to begin the study of a new airport to serve the Chicagoland area. It has since evolved into the Peotone Airport, one of the state’s biggest boondoggles.

Look at the evolution of the two projects.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s irony

It is indeed ironic that Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. would complain about ex-governor Rod Blagojevich "wheeling and dealing."
Note the following from an April 15 column in the Southtown Star, "Jesse Jr. re-emerges in Blagojevich case." by Kristen McQueary.

Months after Blagojevich's December 2008 arrest, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-2nd), of Chicago, told me it was impossible to interact with Blagojevich without "him wheeling and dealing and trying to extract something out of you."

Blagojevich reportedly told Jackson early on that he didn't hire his wife, Sandi, as lottery director because her application wasn't accompanied by a $25,000 campaign donation. Jackson said he turned to federal prosecutors for help when private developers willing to build a south suburban airport experienced Blagojevich's extortion.

"I have worked with four governors," Jackson said back then. "It wasn't until I came into contact with the Blagojevich administration that they sought to shake down the developers. (Blagojevich's) behavior was so unacceptable to me that I took that information to the U.S. attorney because how can we build our state if every time someone wants to invest and create jobs, they have to go through a political gauntlet of 'gimme, gimme, gimme?' "

"Jackson's interpretation was ironic considering that he emerges, again, in the government documents released Wednesday," McQueary said.

Ironic indeed, but let's take that one step farther.  The irony is that Jackson complained about Blagojevich doing what he himself has been doing for years. His entire motive for building a new airport near Peotone was about gimme, gimme, gimme.

Jackson is all about control of contracts, concessions, votes, and whatever else might be beyond my imagination.

Many suspect that Jackson got his nose out of joint because Blagojevich didn't satisfy his needs. His wife didn't get the political job he wanted for her—heading the state lottery—and he didn't he get approval for his pet project. So he complained to the authorities.

Both Jackson and Blagojevich are poster children for what is wrong in Illinois politics.

But, if you ask me, Blagojevich shaking down fat cats is far less bothersome than Jackson trying to feather his own nest off the backs of innocent people.

Jackson has misrepresented the truth to his own colleagues to make Peotone look viable, manipulated facts by making people think a runway will solve economic woes in his district, and tried his own version of shaking down four governors, with the promise to deliver votes.