Tennessee toms falling hard!
Tony Nolen, a fellow native of E. Peoria & Morton along with his 3 boys, rocked last week when they all harvested Tennessee toms. Nice job guys! It gives us Illinois boys (and girls) something to look forward to!
Take a Bite out of PETA!
Here’s an excerpt from The Center For Consumer Freedom:
“Despite its deceptively warm-and-fuzzy public image, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has donated over $150,000 to criminal activists—including those jailed for arson, burglary, and even attempted murder. In 2001, PETA donated $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front, a criminal organization that the FBI classifies as “domestic terrorists.” And since 2000, rank-and-file PETA activists have been arrested over 80 times for breaking various laws during PETA protests. Charges included felony obstruction of government property, criminal mischief, assaulting a cabinet official, felony vandalism, performing obscene acts in public, destruction of federal property, and burglary.
And PETA’s leadership openly advocates breaking the law. Click here: http://www.consumerfreedom.com/downloads/reference/audio/010501_bruce_friedrich.wav to listen to PETA vegetarian campaign director Bruce Friedrich encouraging activists to commit arson against restaurants, medical laboratories, and banks.
Like millions of other nonprofit groups in the United States (e.g., universities , houses of worship, social service organizations), PETA pays no federal taxes on its income. But few of these other tax-exempt groups share PETA’s total disregard for the law. In 2003 PETA collected over $24 million from Americans, avoiding over $3.5 million in federal income taxes. Because this tax break amounts to a huge subsidy, every American taxpayer is footing the bill for PETA’s behavior.
PETA’s tax-exempt status was granted by the U.S. government on the basis of the group’s willingness to conduct itself in a lawful fashion. We believe that PETA has failed to live up to its end of the bargain, and that the Internal Revenue Service should cancel PETA’s tax-exempt status.
If you agree, please add your name and contact information below. Your “signature”—along with those of thousands of other Americans—will be used to encourage U.S. government officials to take action. PETA is currently being investigated by the IRS, so this is the perfect time to make your opinion known.
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If you would like to sign a petition to remove PETA from it’s tax-exempt status, go to this page and scroll down to sign the petition: http://www.consumerfreedom.com/article_detail.cfm/article/154Permalink
Sham Wow or Sham “Pow”
You can only appreciate this is you were at the IL. Deer Classic! Read this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/27/vince-shlomi-shamwow-pitc_n_180210.htmlPermalink