Celebrating Socialism in Woodstock on Labor Day

Democratic Party McHenry County Board candidate Carlos Acosta has invited folks to celebrate socialism in the Woodstock Square on Labor Day, as you can see below:

Invitation to celebrate Socialism in Woodstock on Labor Day.

Found the original announcement on the Democratic Party’s web site, which is reproduced below:

Monday, September 03, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 3 rsvps

Historic Woodstock Square in Woodstock, IL

Labor Day Celebration


The Democratic Party of McHenry County in conjunction with the McHenry County Progressives, will be hosting a Labor Day Celebration. The fun-filled afternoon includes story telling, music, food, and speeches from Democratic candidates like 14th Congressional candidate Lauren Underwood.

There is also a Labor-to-Labor canvas scheduled. If you are a member of organized labor, come to the Square and grab a walk packet. We will be canvasing fellow labor households in the area.

Tentative Line up –

11:00 AM- Welcome & Star Spangled Banner

Opening Remarks from emcees Robert Rosenberg & Kathryn Potter, District 1 Chair Democratic Party of McHenry County

  • 11:15- Jim May, Storyteller
  • 11:30- Music, Keith Johnson Off Square Music
  • 11:35- Kathleen Spaltro- Woodstock Presents
  • 11:50- Patrick Murfin, Labor Historian and activist
  • 12:05- Suzanne Ness, District 2 County Board Democratic Candidate
  • 12:15- Music, Keith Johnson Off Square Music
  • 12:25- Brian Dupuis, Executive Board member Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor AFL-CIO
  • 12:35- Walter Emerson, IAM Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701
  • 12:50- Kristina Zahorik, Chair Democratic Party of McHenry County & a Vice Chair Democratic Party of Illinois
  • 1:00- Aaron Goldberg, Lake-McHenry Democratic Socialists of America Chapter
  • 1:10- Music, Keith Johnson Off Square Music
  • 1:15- Carlos Acosta, AFSCME member and District 5 County Board Democratic candidate
  • 1:30- Lauren Underwood, Illinois 14th Congressional Democratic candidate
  • 1:45- Andrew ‘Drew’ Georgi, County Clerk Democratic candidate
  • 1:55- Larry Spaeth, District 6 County Board Democratic candidate
  • 2:05 Closing statements from Robert Rosenberg & Steve Stukenberg
  • 2:10 Music, Keith Johnson Off Square Music


Celebrating Socialism in Woodstock on Labor Day — 16 Comments

  1. I’ll bet the two of them hatched this plan, over a $2 pitcher of beer at Comrad’s bar, on half priced potato skins night.

  2. A socialist is someone who read Lenin and Marx. an anti-socialist is someone who understands Lenin and Marx. – Ronald Reagan
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, Its inherent virtue is the sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill

    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich, you cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. – Abraham Lincoln.

    Where self-interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control the dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity. – Pope john Paul II

  3. What is a fold? The Democrat candidate invited “folds”?

    Let’s see. Where has/had all-out socialism/communism been successful in the world? Cuba, Venezueala, East Germany? Is this what Democrats want along with open borders, abolishment of ICE, free health care for illegal aliens, citizenship for illegal aliens, compassion for murderous illegal alien gangs,

  4. Acosta wants to put White males and a few White females in “reeducation centers.” Of course they must be disarmed first. Acosta’s masters will dictate the curricullum and whether the internee’s property will be confiscated.

    Depending on the attitude, submission and psychological evaluation of the internee, Acosta, as Commissioner of Diversity & Reparations, will then determine if the internee can be released, or whether the internee will be kept in confinement indefinitely.

    There will be no habeas corpus, and this and other parts of the Constitution, will be indefinitely suspended. Acosta and his masters will point to the Great War Criminal Abraham Lincoln for that precedent, as well as shutting down the web for dissidents.

    Don’t think it can’t happen here. It’s happening in parts of Europe now, and has already happened in a host of countries — Cuba, Bolshevik Russia, Viet Nam, South Africa, etc.

    Oh, I’d be remiss if I didn’t post a little video about these cultural Marxists out to dispossess and enslave us:


  5. So very sad, Socialists tend to be Slow Learners, when it doesn’t work out, they hang on to Communism for safety. WOW, and they do not see a problem with that?

  6. Wonder if the county newspaper will cover the event with a big picture on front page next Tuesday? Will the speakers and those in attendance show compassion for those less fortunate who sometimes are in the area by giving them some money? $5, $10, $20 and so forth so that these poor chaps can get a meal or two.

  7. Hey, FedUp/anonymous coward- the only people I know who called me LoveAss blew their brains out a long time ago. You are in a pretty exclusive club- keep up the good work. Chop up another rail of oxycodone- you snort, I’ll cheer.

    Be of good cheer- you are going to enjoy a long, lonely, and impoverished life, an incredibly slow and painful death by causes you could have easily prevented yourself, and, in a fitting end, Making America Great Again as an unclaimed corpse on a pre-med student’s dissecting table.

  8. I’m far from impoverished, don’t do drugs, support Trump, want the wall built asap, pro gun.

    Veterans who serve long enough get pensions.

    Does that make them socialists.

  9. So I’m a little confused here when does hunting season start again?

  10. Eugene Debs Socialist candidate for POTUS in 1912, race which involved Taft, Roosevelt and Wilson was jailed in Woodstock for a year.

    There is a history of socialism in McHenry County.

  11. Eugene Debs, Socialist Party candidate got POTUS in 1912, a race which involved incumbent Taft, Roosevelt and Wilson, was jailed in Woodstock for a year.

    McHenry County has a history with socialist movement although a minor segment.

  12. My compassionate conservative brothers and sisters fear Carlos Acosta will send good law-abiding McHenry citizens to forced labor camps under the Gulag system. In the meantime…lean forward. Can you hear the whisper? It is the bluenami coming our way in 67 days to wash away Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the republikkklan leadership in Congress. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwww…

  13. Wow Loveass you are the epitome of the Left.

    Intolerent, hateful, unhinged, calling for a veterans death.

    I hope readers are taking notes.

    This is your Democrat Party now.


    Doesn’t Carlos Acosta owe the county money for a grant he received and failed to report how the money was spent?

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