Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jack Franks' new website

Thanks to Cal Skinner and I learned of the new website of 63rd District State Representative Jack Franks.

If you care to check it out, it's at

Although at first glance, one might think it is the website for Jack's state office as Woodstock's State Representative, it is actually the website for his political campaign. In tiny print at the very bottom of the homepage is the following message:

"Paid for by Supporters of Jack D. Franks. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. Contributions are not tax deductible. State law requires that we report the occupation and name of the employer of any individual who contributes over $500."

This website replaces the former website that disappeared a while back after Jack had promoted Blago's illegal importation scheme for bringing prescription drugs into the U.S. from, for example, Canadian pharmacies.

Now, that wasn't a bad idea. In fact, I would have liked the money saved by buying the same drugs that I was paying Osco Pharmacy big bucks for. There was only one tiny problem. It was illegal. Or, at least, according to the F.D.A.

I'll say it must be nice to have $1,000,000 in your political campaign fund.

Heck, it would be nice just to have $140,000 in such a fund; say, for a race for Sheriff...

1 comment:

Another Lawyer said...

This "illegal" thing is a common theme with you.

Someone somewhere passes a "law" like you can't buy prescription drugs at a lower price in Canada.

Your reaction to this is. Well I will have to spend more money at Osco.

My reaction is much like that of Thomas Jefferson. Every once in awhile it is a good thing to see how many legislators you can stack on the end of a pitchfork.

I think that you have three options:

1. Obey craptastic laws.
2. Ignore craptastic laws.
3. Start stacking congresscritters.

Wasn't this country supposed to be about freedom rather than what's good for corporations.