Greg Bishop is back at it with Bishop On Air to bring you an enlightening perspective on the issues grappling humanity. No, we won't be going over celebrity lists or discussing the latest sports news ... we'll instead keep our focus on the real world. Today, we'll criticize the Obama administration's foreign policy and criticize Illinois' primary process, talk ideas to shore up the state's budget, discuss a proposed second water supply for Springfield and preview Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day.
As Russia moves troops into a country recently overthrown by protestors, the White House moves your tax dollars to the Ukraine. Are you OK with the current foreign policy? Should the US be more stern with Russia or should we just be hands off? After all, the White House saying Russia's moves are a violation of international law is the pot calling the kettle black. Can we say "drones in countries we haven't declared war on and the NSA spying on foreign leaders"?
Waste of tax dollars
Story in today's SJ-R goes over the Sangamon County Republican Party's endorsements of candidates in the GOP Primary. They supported Kirk Dillard for Governor, Jim Oberweis for US Senate and a few others ... thought they wouldn't endorse anyone in the two-way race for county sheriff. Way to show some backbone. Do these endorsement mean anything? They could, if the primary process changes. We'll talk how it should change, and that proposed change could save taxpayer dollars.
A new report from the Civic Federation calls for a year extension of Illinois' temporary income tax. Uh, we'll drag this out and tear it apart. What are some of the other things the report says? Be tuned in for a conversation about the report and a conversation about what the state should do to shore up the red ink.
The Springfield City Council is set to vote on a proclamation that would solidify the city's intentions to move forward with a second lake as a backup water supply. We'll talk with a longtime opponent of Hunter Lake and also we hope to be joined by City Water Light and Power's Chief Engineer, Eric Hobbie. We'll get both sides of the debate with Bishop On Air.
What a long journey it has been ... Illinois finally has concealed carry on the books and the first permits were sent out over the weekend. We'll discuss some of the big victories, the voices behind those victories, the straw-man arguments against the Second Amendment, and really, just celebrate on the eve of thousands of gun owners converging on the capital city. Programing note: I will be off Wednesday as I plan on filming parts of IGOLD to update my forthcoming documentary "Gun-Free Zone".
Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.