Heather Steans, Miracle Peddler

Chuck Cowdery slings arrows at Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-7th) and gets a few bull's eyes. Cowdery's excellent post details how Steans baffled the media and constituents with bullshit regarding the "alcopops" issue (which Cowdery says was a non-issue) and other items. It's rich, like Heather Steans. Cowdery lives in Steans's 7th District, and he recently got a legislative update by email from the good senator: Although she downplayed it in an email to me, writing that "there are far more serious problems we need to tackle," Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-7th) continues to boast about her role in "banning promotion of alcoholic energy drinks to children." Since no one was promoting alcoholic energy drinks to children in the first place, I guess she can claim success. It's an old trick, you see, especially favored by Democrats. A "crisis" exists that we must tackle right away, they tell us. The "crisis" may be something that is not really a crisis, but only a minor problem. Or, as with the "alcopops," it could be something totally fabricated. But her work on the so-called Alcopops Law (235 ILCS 5/6-35) is a non-solution to a non-problem, says Cowdery. Best of all, of course, is the "crisis" that must be solved "FOR THE CHILDREN." Cowdery notes that Steans pulled that cheap trick in her email: The Legislative Update gave this additional example of Senator Steans wasting government resources to make it look like she's doing something "for the children." It announced her co-sponsorship of a bill creating the Illinois Commission on Children and Youth. Illinois achieved statehood on December 3, 1818 and I can't imagine how her children and youth have survived 190 years without this commission. Full post at The Chuck Cowdery Blog... Heck, I'm still can't imagine how the last Ice Age ended before humans started exhaling carbon dioxide. But then, I'm just a dumb, benighted conservative. I wish I was an Anointed One like Heather Steans, then I would understand everything so much better. Something that was not in the Steans legislative update was her involvement in the Rape of Lawndale, vis a vis the Steans Family Foundation, which was a key player in the eminent domain land grab of many homes. Apparently, Steans's idea of doing something for the children and ending poverty involves the forceful dislocation of families.