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Sparta Alert

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tracyhunter, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. tracyhunter

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    For shooters in the central Illinois area CBS ch.31 (Peoria)is going to run a trash job on Sparta tonight at 10:pm.might want to keep track of the sponsors.I watched the pre-view on the 5 o'clock news.they are bitching about the complex losing 1.5 million a year at tax payers expense and the 50 million they spent to build it.I for one will be making some phone calls tomorrow to the advertisers of the show.

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    Thanks tracyhunter. They did the same crap down here on the St.Louis news last year and they caught royal hell for it. It was nothing more than a one sided severely slanted media crap throwing exhibition.

    I bet they don't interview Ron House from the IDNR who recently released information that the WSRC is now operating at a profit.
     
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    I suspect nameisjoe is behind these shenanigans.
     
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    George Bush did it.... ;)
     
  5. Calkidd

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    Heeeeyyyyy, he's back.

    Bryan
     
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    Cal...

    Could you tape that for me ;)

    I just arrived at the Middletown area and won't get to see it. Better yet, could someone download it on youtube?

    Thanx
     
  7. oldgahchamp

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    Tracy, After the show is over, maybe you could list some of the Major sponsors. We in the Socialist State of New York probably can't get that channel but we still are allowed phones here and we can make some calls. Thanks, Larry Evans
     
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    I would make calls also ;)
     
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    I can't imagine the "gun hate state" doing this. ;)
     
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    And there he is, osamabinjoe, leader of OH Qaeda, an organization of propaganda and hate, once again spewing ignorance and untruths.

    Chip Porter
     
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    Easy guys. An interesting article today in our local rag by syndicated columnist George Will outlines how rapidly the state of Illinois is headed into insolvency and why. If that happens, the only shooting at Sparta may be at tumbleweeds in the future. It might be best not putting all our marbles in the Sparta basket!!
     
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    I wasn't able to watch it. What were the highlights?
     
  13. tracyhunter

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    OK,here we go.first thing out was Illinois lured the ATA away from Vandalia.(wrong)this was done by Rod Blagojevich (now living in Englewood,co,fed. prison)(wrong).it was George Ryan,now living at the fed. prison in oxford,WI)then Kristina Rasmussen from the Illinois policy institute started complaining about the 1.5 mill the state loses on the shooting complex every year.from what i got out of it was she wanted it to be taken over by a private company.then they interviewed the ID NR chief and he said they should break even this year.next was the mayor of Sparta.to be fair ,they seamed to give him as much time as he wanted to say how much the complex has meant to his town as far as tax revenue and job's.they showed alot of film of shooters at the complex.then some pimply faced reporter live from Springfield ended the story by saying we,i assume ch31,was going to keep an eye on this and report back.as far as sponsors of the broadcast they were for the most part local.national ads were from Menard's,Culvers,Blain's farm and fleet,Kroger.GM,and Honda.a shout out to Ron Piro of s.Pekin,IL you made the big time baby,you were on some of the film from Sparta.for those of you that don't know Ron he is one of the best trap shooters in Illinois and a good guy.well thats about it.

    tracy
     
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    I hope they noted all the events scheduled for the WSRC.
     
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    All trapshooters should send Ex-Govorner Blagoavich (sp?) a postcard while he is in prison thanking him for such a wonderful facility. Anyone that's been to The World Shooying Complex in Sparta knows it was more than ever expected.
     
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    Illinois, says it all
     
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