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Mercer County Conservative
Conscience and Common Sense

On the Separation of Powers: “…I say, that Power must never be trusted without a check.” ―John Adams


■ National News


Don Jr. and Don Sr. and the WWII Vet

In a little over three years, Donald Trump has nominated and won Senate confirmation for 192 federal judges.

Donald Trump is appointing federal judges at a blistering pace — by the end of his first term, a quarter of them could be his choices

President Trump in India


Bloomberg on why farmers can’t work in information technology MB: “I can teach anyone how to be a farmer. 1 dig a hole; 2 put a seed in; 3 put dirt on top; 4 add water; 5 up comes the corn.” The skill 4 information technology is completely different — you need more grey matter.

Bloomberg says healthcare will “bankrupt us” unless we deny care to the elderly. “If you show up with cancer & you’re 95 yrs old, we should say…there’s no cure, we can’t do anything.” Decrepit Mike will get treatment, the unwashed masses get nothing.


Bernie Sanders on the Soviet Union Press Conference 6/13/1988

Exclusive video: After returning from the Soviet Union BernieSanders says that he saw no deprivation and that people seemed happy. (Millions died from starvation)

BREAKING: Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega takes a short break from killing children who protest his socialist dictatorship to endorse his old friend and advisor BernieSanders.


ICYMI: Amy Klobuchar says she wants to raise the “death tax” — that President Trump had previously cut.

‘Order at the border’: Klobuchar demands illegal immigrants learn English in 2006 clip


Buttigieg vows to overturn ban on federal funding for abortions

Buttigieg promises health care to illegal immigrants if elected president

Buttigieg claims to be the only true Christian candidate


DHS Whistleblower against Obama Administration Philip Haney Found Dead – Shot and Killed

“K.T. McFarland Opens Up About Her Abuse at the Hands of Mueller’s Henchmen…suffice it so say, the rumors about how Mueller’s team operated are clearly true. These weren’t people looking for justice. These were people looking to deliver scalps in order to take down Trump, either directly or with the hope of creating a case for impeachment…”

This takes the cake. Order on Motion to Disqualify Judge — actual document in which Judge refuses to recuse herself from the case

Washington Post media columnist wants journalists to be harder on Trump. Comes up with catchy name for new approach: ‘Fairness First.’


Nancy Pelosi is Demanding Facebook and Twitter Remove This Video


Rep. Ilhan Omar’s ‘Reign of Terror’ to Suppress the Truth About Her Marriages

■ Mercer County News

Republican Candidates 2020 (primary is March 17)

County, State, National Candidates
— Mercer County Coroner Greg Larson
— Mercer County States Attorney Grace Simpson
— Mercer County Circuit Clerk — none
— IL-74th District State Representative Dan Swanson
— IL-37th State Senate District Win Stoller
— IL-17th District U. S. House of Representatives Esther King
— U.S. Senate Mark C. Curran, Tom Tarter, Peggy Hubbard, and Robert Marshall
— and, of course, Donald Trump for President.

Mercer County Board Candidates
–County Board District 1 – Rebecca Hawn — (District 1 includes Abingdon, Keithsburg, North Henderson, Ohio Grove, Suez and Mercer 6 Precincts.)
–County Board District 2 – none — (District 2 includes Rivoli, Greene, and Richland Grove 2 Precincts.)
–County Board District 3 — Linda Koepke –(District 3 includes Preemption 1, Preemption 2, Richland Grove 1, and Richland Grove 3 Precincts)
–County Board District 4 – Josh Frieden — (District 4 includes Duncan, Eliza, Millersburg, New Boston, and Perryton Precincts.)
–County Board District 5 – none — (District 5 includes Mercer 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Precincts.)

Precinct Committeemen Candidates
North Henderson — Jo Anne Nelson
Richland Grove 1 — Buck Rind
Richland Grove 2
Richland Grove 3
Suez — Jeff Gregory
Greene 1
Greene 2 — Susan DeBlock
Preemption 1
Preemption 2
Ohio Grove
Mercer 1 — Barb Chiles
Mercer 2 — Linda Sarabasa
Mercer 3
Mercer 4
Mercer 5
Mercer 6 — Bob Vickrey
Keithsburg — Becky Hawn
New Boston — Harvey Bluedorn (write-in)
Abington — Dusty Terrill

Important Dates for Mercer County

February 26 — On Wednesday, February 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm, our campaign office is open as we welcome Esther King, candidate for the Illinois 17th Congressional District. Come meet Esther as we support her run to get Cheri Bustos out of office. Our campaign office is at 604 SW 3rd Street, next to Dollar General.

July 10 — Mercer County Republican cash raffle. One ticket $10 — three tickets $20. Drawing is July 10th at our booth at the Mercer County Fair 5:30 pm. Need not be present to win. $3,000 worth of tickets will be sold.

■ Illinois State News

Illinois candidates to watch:
Jeanne Ives for Congress (IL-06)
Mary Miller for Congress (IL-15)
Esther King for Congress (IL-17)

■ Education

Such a perfect, concise encapsulation of years of education funding stories. It goes like this: “How to spend frivolously while simultaneously convincing the public for more money? Starve some budget items the parents care about — they’ll assume taxes simply have to rise.”

Maryland High School History Lesson Compares Trump With Nazis, Communists

■ Words to Brighten Your February

• façade = NOUN the front of a building; any face of a building given special architectural treatment; a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect

• garish = ADJ clothed in vivid colors; excessively or disturbingly vivid; offensively or distressingly bright, glaring; tastelessly showy, flashy

• malarkey = NOUN insincere or foolish talk, nonsense

Maintain Liberty — Learn Logic

Things to consider concerning screen time:

— Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain — Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain — “Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional processing, executive attention, decision making, and cognitive control.”

— “As most parents of small children will reluctantly admit, nothing can occupy a child quite like television. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence suggests that using the boob tube as a babysitter has its price: the more time babies spend sitting in front of the screen, the more their social, cognitive and language development may suffer. Recent studies show that TV-viewing tends to decrease babies’ likelihood of learning new words, talking, playing and otherwise interacting with others….”

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  1. Heather

    Hi Bluedorns,

    Love this!!!

    Thank you!


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