SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009

* Here’s a risky caption contest. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald…

We’re gonna need some rules here…

1) Do not post anything that could get me or yourself investigated, indicted or arrested at 6 o’clock in the morning, etc.

2) Stay away from obvious “size” references at all costs or you will be permanently banished from this site and will likely be arrested at 6 o’clock tomorrow morning. (Just kidding, sir.)

- Posted by Rich Miller        


59 Comments
  1. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:40 pm:

    Rod…I love you THIS much!


  2. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:43 pm:

    USA Patrick Fitzgerald, channeling the state GOP, claims that the state budget deficit is only “this” big.


  3. - John Bambenek - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:43 pm:

    This is how big of a chance that Rod gets an innocent verdict


  4. - Pat collins - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:44 pm:

    About that much chance for acquittal.


  5. - Maxwell Smart - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:45 pm:

    Missed indicting Burris by that much….


  6. - Bill - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:45 pm:

    Nope, No way! As tempting as this is…discretion is the better part and all that.


  7. - I'm Just Saying - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:45 pm:

    This is the only way I can answer this one……

    I caught a crawfish/Minnow and it was this big :)


  8. - Levois - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:46 pm:

    The possibility of Blagojevich actually being innocent is only this much.


  9. - MrJM - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:47 pm:

    “I’m crushing your head! Crush! Crush!”


  10. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:50 pm:

    The “U” of I is next on my list.


  11. - Wacker Drive - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:50 pm:

    Very small violin for Rod.


  12. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:51 pm:

    Only a “C” student in law school would think he was innocent.


  13. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:51 pm:

    Look into my eyes… You are getting sleepy… sleepyyyy… You will tell me where Lisa Madigan is….


  14. - Mongo - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:52 pm:

    Borrowing from another comment…

    “USA Patrick Fitzgerald, channeling the state GOP, claims that the chances of taking back the Governor’s seat in 2010 is only “this” big.


  15. - Red Ranger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:52 pm:

    “There is this much of a chance that Rod will be home for Christmas 2010″


  16. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:52 pm:

    “…Simon said I was this close to going to Hollywood. Paula liked my dance moves, but Randy thought I was a little pitchy. Maybe an a capella “Livin’ La Vida Loca” wasn’t the best choice for my audition…”


  17. - Ghost - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:54 pm:

    There is a better chance of a amel passing between my fingers then Blago being found innocent….

    or

    Beware the secret federal nerve pinch of fetal position! We used it once on a sitting State Governor and are not afraid to use it again.


  18. - Northsude Bunker - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:55 pm:

    Patti and me are this close…..


  19. - Merry Fitzmas! - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:56 pm:

    The leash I bought for IL public servants is this long.


  20. - Duff - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:56 pm:

    “You have failed me for the last time, (fill in name of recently indicted pol)” followed by heavy Darth Vader breathing. For all the Star Wars geeks…


  21. - Downstate weed chewing hick - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:58 pm:

    Mr. Fitzgerald, can you tell me how close you are to an indictment of Jungle Patti?


  22. - North of I-80 - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:58 pm:

    Any corruption in Chicago City government? Oh just THIS much. [feel free to substitute Cook Co or State of IL etc]


  23. - Tollway Dan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 12:59 pm:

    The signal for Tick Tock!


  24. - Ghost - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:00 pm:

    I miss collins this much.


  25. - bankman - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:01 pm:

    I am this close to more indictments


  26. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:02 pm:

    “Missed it by that much”, (Don Adams, “Get Smart”)


  27. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:02 pm:

    …. and then I add just a pinch of cinnamon. I call it Banana Bread a la Patrick. And the secret ingredient is love.”


  28. - ahoy - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:08 pm:

    I”m going to get a confession out him by using my finger, thumb and this stare.


  29. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:11 pm:

    “Let me demonstrate my electric courtrooom style: watch for the spark…”


  30. - In the Land of Silos and Cows... - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:13 pm:

    Rich …

    Little risky for a contest, you are congratulated .. good luck to all resonding.


  31. - MidStateAnon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:20 pm:

    I auditioned for the new Transformers movie but they rejected this signature move… well, it worked on Rod and Emil


  32. - Diamond Dog - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:22 pm:

    Matt’s brain is “this big” because he can’t think of a single joke not having to do with the size of, um, stuff.


  33. - MidStateAnon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:22 pm:

    #2: I had an invisible pill that will cure the state government, but Roddy let Patti take it with her to the jungle and she bartered with a witch doctor to guarantee a not-guilty verdict for him…


  34. - Balance - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:23 pm:

    I never was very good at that shadow animal thing.


  35. - Dan S, a Voter and Cubs Fan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:24 pm:

    “I have less then this much patients for Illinois politics”.


  36. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:27 pm:

    Fitzgerald, showing he can indeed loosen up, shows his technique for the drinking game “Quarters”


  37. - Die Hard Cub Fan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:27 pm:

    I am this close to announcing my campaign for Governor of Illinois.
    (Please sir, we need you.).


  38. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:33 pm:

    We keep on grinnin’ ’til the weekend comes
    Just a pinch between your cheek and gums
    All night long. All night long


  39. - Little Egypt - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:38 pm:

    Years ago, I thought of changing careers and came this close to going into the blog business and calling it The Capitol Fax.


  40. - Bluefish - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:40 pm:

    If you thought Obama was cool swatting that pesky fly then watch this trick.


  41. - Truthful James - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:07 pm:

    We are down to the nitty gritty on the Blago case, The nitty is done and there is just this much of the gritty left.


  42. - Captain Flume - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:13 pm:

    Nope, this is LESS than zero!


  43. - Steve - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:23 pm:

    He wasn’t “this” close to being indicted. The Family Secrets Trial was two years ago and John DiFronzo is still a free man.


  44. - Highland, IL - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:45 pm:

    We let Mrs. B leave the country after we implanted her with a tracking device about this big….


  45. - Bobs yer - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 3:24 pm:

    yes, I just quit smoking? How could you tell?


  46. - beyond over - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 3:26 pm:

    “We did a measurement of his testicular virility…”


  47. - Third Generation Chicago Native - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 3:30 pm:

    Rod Blagojevich does have an honest bone in his body, and it’s this big.


  48. - Fitzmas - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:18 pm:

    “Mike Flannery — I’m crushing yer Head!”


  49. - anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:25 pm:

    I’m squishing your head. I’m squishing your head.


  50. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:31 pm:

    “Do I think the GA will not be in session in July? There’s a chance. How much? About this much.”


  51. - Anon - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 4:42 pm:

    I passed my law exam by this much


  52. - Alvin - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 5:03 pm:

    This is how much prosecutorial ethics I have.


  53. - siyotanka - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 5:08 pm:

    What do you mean I look like Beaver Cleaver…why I outta take my fingers and flick you like this…


  54. - David - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:06 pm:

    We’re this far from the wheels falling of the state of Illinois.


  55. - David - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:07 pm:

    I meant “off”


  56. - long time state worker - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:32 pm:

    I am getting ready to change all the light bulbs in my office with this one move..


  57. - trafficmatt - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 6:41 pm:

    “How did we get the information on Rod? We’ll, we hired a dozen little gnomes to sneak around his office. The largest one was THIS big.”


  58. - OurMagician - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 7:07 pm:

    There’s this much chance a budget gets passed


  59. - Political observer - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 8:42 pm:

    This is how much of a chance I give Gov Sanford at not being invesitgation by his state’s own AG…or of getting the keys to the locks his wife changed.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* We interrupt this break for a special announcement...
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Afternoon updates
* Stop the satellite TV tax!
* *** UPDATED 1x *** Twitter suspends parody account @peoriamayor
* Lesson learned: Don't 'Leave'
* Fitch affirms Illinois GO Bond rating
* BGA: Rauner firm holds state contracts; political round-up
* Question of the Day
* CAPTION CONTEST!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * The Android Community Team: a bit of offline time
        * #Love: I’m Single, Therefore I Tinder
        * Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More Checkins
        * In Digital Health, Does Nike Have A Path To Victory After Fuelband?
        * Android Community Weekly Wrap-Up for April 19, 2014
        * Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition: first impressions on a revived classic
        * Hands On With Facebook's Nearby Friends

        * Princeton Digital storehouse ShAir Disk (PTW-WMS1) Wireless Mobile Storage
        * NEC MultiSync LCD-X554UNS 55-Inch LCD Monitor
        * LUXA2 EnerG 6600mAh Portable Battery Bank
        * The Rufus Cuff Will Put A 3-inch Screen On Your Wrist
        * Moto G LTE And Ferrarri Rumored To Be In The Works
        * Facebook Rumored To Launch Their Own Mobile Ad Network
        * ASUS Striker GTX 760 Platinum 4GB Graphics Card

        * White Sox 16, Rangers 2: No sweep, no normalcy
        * Strikeout stands after White Sox challenge
        * Dunn unimpressed with .304 batting average
        * Beckham close, but not back
        * Danks wants to be less wild but equally effective
        * Webb ready for action
        * White Sox turn up power for Johnson


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Campaign 2014: GOP challenger Jim Oberweis conc.....
        * Durbin: Taking Oberweis seriously..
        * Casino bill must include Chicago — and safeguards..
        * US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously..
        * Former death row inmate details difficulties..


        * Arrest made in death of Chicago man in Utah
        * Former death row inmate details difficulties
        * Cardinal: Could be last Easter as archbishop
        * Police: 6 people injured in Easter party shooting
        * Video gambling exclusion list prompts questions
        * Chicagoan to run 35th straight Boston Marathon
        * Authorities: Newborn baby found in plastic bag
        * Lawyer: No more appeals for Crundwell
        * Downtown Belleville fountain damaged by car crash
        * Chicagoan to run 35th straight Boston Marathon

        * Addiction experts: Illinois budget cuts could hurt drug treatment
        * Comptroller Topinka reports $125K in income
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Durbin, Oberweis spar over earmarks, minimum wage
        * Statehouse Insider: It doesn’t always add up in the General Assembly
        * Chicago casino plan draws more support at legislative hearing
        * Video gaming may get its own exclusion list
        * U of I officials seeking to prevent retirement rush
        * U of I asks state legislators to prevent retirement rush; could affect 200 at UIS
        * 2015 tax rates still far from settled
        * Strip club tax brings in much less than expected

        * Census: People are leaving all six Chicago-area counties
        * Trixie and Chad have kids!
        * Quinn administration funds Diana Rauner's nonprofit
        * Why Lenovo's Moto bid is looking smarter
        * Ignoring Shakespeare's butcher, law firm advises how to cut legal bills


        * Husband, wife — both officers — dead in murder-suicide: police
        * Six shot at Easter party in suburban Montgomery
        * In violent weekend, at least 7 dead, 27 wounded in shootings across Chicago
        * Cardinal celebrates what may be ‘last Easter’ leading Chicago flock
        * 4 shot — including 1 child — in S. Side shooting
        * 4 children injured in South Side drive-by shooting
        * Wallenda says Willis Tower not suited for high-wire act
        * Newborn boy found dead in Northwest Side gangway
        * Chicago man slain in Utah in ‘wrong place at the wrong time’
        * Woman dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan


        * 4 children shot Sunday night in violent Chicago weekend
        * Logan Square residents lament discovery of abandoned baby's body
        * Man in fatal DUI crash was nearly 3 times over the legal limit, prosecutors say
        * Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in apparent murder-suicide
        * 'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter
        * Man held on $1 million bail in Friday shooting
        * FBI looks for duo who robbed Austin neighborhood bank
        * Man critically injured in crash involving motorcycle, semi
        * Geneva woman killed in motorcycle accident in Kane County
        * 6 wounded in shooting at Easter party in Montgomery


        * Illinois Finally Gets 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver
        * U Of I: Illinois Pension Overhaul Had Costly Mistake
        * Fish fry dinners bring food, community to Catholics during Lent
        * Listen To State Week - April 18, 2014
        * Murray Center Advocates Win Appeals Decision
        * Employment Improves, But Illinois Still Lags U.S.
        * Nine Illinois lawmakers vote to fund Obama library - but only five members in attendance
        * WBEZ's Student Stories
        * Interview: John Tinker & The Landmark Case On Students' Right To Free Speech
        * State Legislation Hints At Marijuana Legalization


        * Our Opinion: Don’t drag feet on drone regulation
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Durbin, Oberweis spar over earmarks, minimum wage
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Durbin, Oberweis spar over earmarks, minimum wage
        * Statehouse Insider: It doesn’t always add up in the General Assembly
        * Statehouse Insider: It doesn’t always add up in the General Assembly
        * Armenta L. Johnson: Advocate for quality education to avoid segregation
        * Catherine Walters: Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault notes anniversary, awareness month
        * Video gaming may get its own exclusion list
        * U of I asks state legislators to prevent retirement rush; could affect 200 at UIS
        * Quinn grants 43 clemency requests


        * Rain, cooler temperatures in Q-C forecast
        * Belleville expects little increase in operating expenses
        * This week's lane restrictions
        * An Easter tradition
        * 'Doing a good thing:' Classmates mentor students with autism in Belleville schools
        * Botanical center holds two egg hunts
        * Two dead, three others injured in rural Homer crash
        * Road, bridge projects get $7.7 million
        * Beware of Nipper shaker knockoffs
        * Q-C Christians observe Easter as truly 'epic' event


        * The 10th District money race
        * Aurora Democrat calls out IHSA
        * Lawyers: Ill. hazing law vague, unconstitutional
        * Ill. House OKs lower-cost hunting bill for seniors
        * Quinn’s running mate takes new consulting job

        * Jesse Jackson Jr. placed in solitary confi...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. Transferred To Alabama P...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. sent to solitary then tr...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. Maneuvers Himself Into M...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. Changes Prisons, Could B...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr Moved to Alabama Prison C...
        * Inmates Sent To Solitary Confinement For H...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. transferred to minimum s...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. moved to another prison ...
        * When Punishment Is Torture: An Open Letter...

        * Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many T......
        * Maryland and DC among worst for food aller......
        * Cleveland State University to reestablish ......
        * Convicted political boss Al Sanchez runnin......
        * Candidates make last filings for local, st......

        * Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon opposes pension le......
        * Dillard Odd Man Out on Pension Deal Reaction...
        * Sen. Mark Kirk sides with Rauner on pensio......
        * Governor's race infighting threatens pensi......
        * SCHOONERS - Home of Everyone's Favorite Be......

        * Wishing Buehrle back on Sout’ Side
        * Chris Christie’s pension theft in New Jersey. Nation-wide pension theft needs a nation-wide response.
        * GTCR is Rauner’s Bain Capital. So Squeezy gives him a state contract. Shaking up Springfield?
        * Sunday book review section. This is Not a Test.
        * The Library of Congress Pkwy?
        * Sen. Mark Kirk pokes at Eric Holder: Did NSA spy on Congress?
        * Democratic National Committee Executive Committee meeting in Chicago June 8
        * Emily's List hits Chicago June 27: Sebelius, Lisa Madigan, Neely, Finney to speak
        * Feinstein, Chambliss defend phone data snooping to "keep the homeland safe." Durbin has concerns. UPDATED
        * President Obama official schedule and guidance June 6, 2013. North Carolina, California


        * Governor Quinn Announces Investments to Conserve Lake Michigan Shoreline - Visits Volunteer Beach Clean-up to Announce Investments That Will Support Environmental Education and Stewardship Projects
        * Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action
        * Proposed Rules for Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act Filed
        * Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup Begins Today - Annual Event Honors Earth Day, Tackles Roadside Litter After Harsh Winter
        * Illinois Schools Win No Child Left Behind Waiver - Federal Government Approves Flexibility Needed for Successful Implementation of State Strategies to Improve Student Learning




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller