Thursday, August 11, 2016
Drink up. It's Prim Time
Really great. Right? Is he trying to drum up a little business for the county's DUI officers?
Who do you suppose is advising him? The left-over deputies from the Nygren regime? As I recall, a number of them had a lot of experience with steins and schooners, especially at the old Red Mill in Woodstock and at that tavern out on Washington Street near Highway 14.
Is there a better theme for a fundraiser than drinking yourself under the table, trying to get your money's worth?
Prim's invitation suggests it's a celebration of his mid-term successes. Just what "successes" has he had since becoming Sheriff? Any? It seems to me that he has kept a very low profile and avoids the news. I always thought he ought to re-open the Feldkamp/Bloom case and conduct a through investigation of the crime. It certainly wasn't done the first time around.
Wouldn't it be nice if McHenry County had a sheriff like Sheriff David E. Clarke, Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisc. or Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona or any one of other Arizona sheriffs or sheriffs in the South who are willing to stand up and speak out about preservation of Second Amendment rights and protection of the USA?
Do you know how many illegal aliens there are in McHenry County? 10,-12,000 maybe? What is Prim doing about taking them into custody and getting them out of McHenry County?
What's the deal at the County Jail? What's the bed count now from rentals and ICE usage? Has he been successful in keeping the beds rented out for the income to meet the financing deal? Has he unloaded the top-heavy supervisor load and put more deputies out on the road? Has he eliminated the "special" units (small group of "elite" deputies with a supervisor)? Has he increased security in the courtrooms and hired able-bodied courtroom security officers, not left-over, over-weight, tired retirees (friends) from area departments?
Why is my attitude toward Prim what it is? It stems from a meet-and-greet for him when he was running in 2012, and he was rude to me because of his understanding of my views about militarization of the Sheriff's Department. He didn't ask me what my views were or why. His only comment to me was, "Oh, you're the guy who doesn't like militarization."
Is somebody going to run against Prim in the Republican Primary in February 2018? I hope so.