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Monday, June 9, 2008

DeWitt County Stands Out

Nothing says visitors welcome like a shanty in a parking lot flying Old Glory next to an empty newspaper stand giving away the DeWitt County Constitution. DeWitt County has a proud history of not being quite in sync with the rest of the country on a variety of issues, so our alert readers are always up for finding out more of the nation's perceptions of our magnificent home.

One solid bit of analysis comes from yesterday's New York Times, in a interesting map show gas prices as a percent of income.

Take a look at the map

If you are like me, your eyes go straight to Wapella to see how Hog City fares in these measures. In this case Wapella.com is certainly not disappointed to find that aside from a few Indian Reservations and Ghost Towns, DeWitt County does not seem to have registered on the New York Times anaylsis. Alternatively, our gas prices might be 0% of income level (or income is actually 0) which made the mapping machine paint DeWitt county in an undeterminable all-white code.

Either way, DeWitt County has hit the Jackpot for the last 169 years and continues to be an outstanding 259,200 acres of action and adventure.

HT to HG.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe The Times only considers counties where they sell papers.

No one can ever beat the Powers Bros. delivery for alacrity and customer service. Do I feel a S. Covey book coming on?

BEP

Anonymous said...

Good point BEP. Newspaper delivery runs thick and true in the Powers circulatory system, beginning in the 1930's with J. Leo "Pooch" Powers. It is little known that J. Leo had an unpublished manuscript, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Information Providers." A preview..

1. Always spend a lot of time in the kitchen having coffee with the customers.
2. Scoop out their driveway when the snow is deep.
3. Drive a Grand Marquis.
4. TBD
5. TBD
6. TBD
7. TBD

HG

Anonymous said...

Changing the thread here, but there is an article about a Masonic lodge in the Pantagraph. I know that this is the Mod's favorite topic.

BEP

Anonymous said...

4. smoke with customers.

5. fill Grand Marquis with smoke (bonus points if you do this while buying an infant Larry Olson his first baseball bat).

bbd

Anonymous said...

6. Temporarily replace the GM with a four seat Toyota.

BEP

Ann said...

You forgot his million dollar smile.

spacetime said...

i'm just chasing time again.

Promise me that tomorrow starts with you getting high.

spacetime said...

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
Tears drying on their face.
He has been here.
Brothers lie in shallow graves.
Fathers lost without a trace.
A nation blind to their disgrace,
Since he's been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery,
In your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.
And I see no bravery,
No bravery,
In your eyes any more
Only sadness....only sadness

Houses burnt beyond repair.
The smell of death is in the air.
A woman weeping in despair says,
He has been here.
Tracer lighting up the sky.
It's another families turn, to die.
A child afraid to even cry out says,
He has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery,
In your eyes anymore.
Only sadness
And I see no bravery,
No bravery,
In your eyes any more
Only sadness.....only sadness

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
But no one asks the question why,
He has been here.
Old men kneel to accept their fate.
Wives and daughters cut and raped.
A generation drenched in hate.
Says he has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery,
In your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.
And I see no bravery,
No bravery,
In your eyes any more...
anymore
And I see no bravery,
No bravery,
In your eyes any more,
only sadness...only sadness.

Spacetime said...

HOW TO KNOW GOD.
PAGE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY.

Directional man said...

Who learned a lesson
When she broke my heart!

I was the the one!

DM

U.E. said...

A public service announcement followed me home the other day.
I paid it nevermind. Go Away.
Shits so thick you could stir it with a stick-free Teflon whitewashed presidency.
We're sick of being jerked around.
Wear that on your sleeve.

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings.
We're sick of being jerked around.
We all fall down.

Have you ever seen the televised St. vitus subcommittee prize
Investigation dance? Those ants in pants glances.
Well,look behind the eyes.
It's a hallowed hollow anesthetized
"save my own ass, screw these guys"
smoke and mirror lock down.

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings.
The Papers wouldn't lie!
I sigh, Not one more.

It's been a bad day.
Please don't take a picture.
It's been a bad day.
Please.

We're dug in deep the price is steep.
The auctioneer is such a creep.

The lights went out, the oil ran dry
We blamed it on the other guy
Sure, all men are created equal.
Heres the church, heres the steeple
Please stay tuned-we cut to sequel
ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings.
Ignore the lower fear
Ugh, this means war.

It's been a bad day.
Please don't take a picture.
It's been a bad day.
Please.

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings.
We're sick of being jerked around.

We all fall down.

WHT

Anonymous said...

Let's get the facts straight. The blue box is used by the Clinton chamber last year to distribute the Clinton Journal's free tourism guide not the Constitution. The Constitution can be bought at many fine establishments, including Casey's in good old hog city. Anyway, it's always a good day when Clinton gets slammed on wapella.com.

EEP said...

Facts are secondary at best on Wapella.com, good sir or ma'am.

bernard ramsy said...

have you realized this is just because there are no gas stations in dewitt county ? all the gas stations are technically in logan, piatt or macon county.

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