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Archive for October 29th, 2010

CopyLine Magazine’s new column, Political “Bits and Pieces” debuts today

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On October - 29 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS


During the final days leading up to Election Day November 2, 2010, www.copylinemagazine.com will offer a new column, Political “Bits and Pieces.” This column can be accessed from the panel at top (upper right corner) above CopyLine Magazine’s logo.


Juanita Bratcher, Editor and Publisher of CopyLine Magazine

Quinn remembers our fallen soldiers; he has not failed us

Posted by Admin On October - 29 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Letter to Editor


 We first met Gov. Pat Quinn on March 3, 2005. That was the day our
son, Corp. John T. Olson USMC, was buried. John died at the young age
of 21 and served three tours of duty in Iraq. Then-Lt. Gov. Quinn
came, all by himself, to pay his respects. As he gave us his
condolences, Pat (as we fondly refer to him) asked us what he could
do. Our response: Don’t let our country or our state forget John and
all the fallen.

We can tell you Gov. Quinn has not failed us. For many years before he
was governor, and still today he has attended nearly every wake or
funeral for the fallen in Illinois. He is involved with Gold Star
Mothers and The Illinois Freedom Run among countless causes. He is the
biggest advocate of veterans, their families and Gold Star Families,
and his genuine support of our military brings us true comfort.

Being governor is tough, especially with the state of affairs Illinois
was in when he inherited the job. And right now, everyone is talking
about the economy that is a major priority. But every day, we live
with the loss of our son, and that is our private battle.

We as a state need Gov. Quinn because he has made the hard decisions
to put us on the right path, but also because he has not forgotten
about you and me. He hasn’t forgotten the millions of everyday people
and our struggles, and he has never, ever forgotten John.

Just like John, Pat loves his country and serves with honor and
dignity because he knows he can make a difference. What Illinois needs
is an honest, hardworking, compassionate governor. We cannot forget
that we already have that in Gov. Quinn.

John and Diana Olson

The News-Gazette endorses Kirk for Senate

Posted by Admin On October - 29 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

 The News-Gazette’s statement on endorsing Republican Mark Kirk for Senate


Voters can vote twice in the U.S. Senate race, the first time for the three remaining months of President Obama’s unexpired term and the second time for a full six-year term beginning in January…

 …When it comes to credentials, there’s no comparison.

 A lawyer and one-term treasurer, Giannoulias has little to offer other than his ambition.

 Conversely, Kirk has a long educational resume (Cornell, the London School of Economics and law school at Georgetown ), experience in the U.S. State Department and World Bank and chief counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs before being elected to Congress.

 He’s also served in the U.S. Naval Reserves since 1989, routinely assigned to scenes of military conflicts…

 …the facts are that he has a long string of accomplishments about which he could brag as well as internal fitness reports that demonstrate how much his superiors valued his work.

 Kirk is an outstanding candidate who will be an outstanding member of the Senate, and he has our endorsement. Indeed, he’s exactly what the Senate needs if this country is ever to get out of the domestic and foreign messes it’s now in.

 During his years in the U.S. House, Kirk made it a point to work with both Republicans and Democrats to get things done. Kirk has worked doggedly on issues of foreign affairs and listening to him discuss complicated international issues is like attending a seminar. If elected to the Senate, he would be ready to participate in the most momentous debates and make the most serious decisions…

 …[Giannoulias] does, however, have experience as a banker, experience he touted widely when he ran for treasurer in 2006. He portrayed himself then as the bank’s chief loan officer who would use his financial expertise to address complicated economic issues. But this past summer, the family bank went bust, and he abandoned his banking background in his political pitch to voters. To hear him tell it now, Giannoulias didn’t know a thing about the bank’s problems and had nothing to do with them. The record shows otherwise…

 …Kirk has shown repeatedly that he has what it takes to serve effectively, and he’ll continue to do so in the Senate. He has our strong support.

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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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