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Caption contest!

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012

* From NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde’s Facebook page…

We’ll make Todd buy the winner a drink.

Have fun.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


162 Comments
  1. - Irish - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:10 am:

    “Lord please forgive me and may God bless the Pygmies in New Guinea”


  2. - Sunshine - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:12 am:

    I’m going Quail hunting in Miami.


  3. - dupage dan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:13 am:

    Who’s behind those Foster Grants?


  4. - Irish - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:13 am:

    “Git-R -Done”


  5. - Anonymous - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:14 am:

    “You see, what we have on the ‘Conceal and Carry’, is a failure to communicate…”


  6. - Fashionistas - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:15 am:

    “Tommy Bahama’s new NRA line of clothing.”


  7. - Mick - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:16 am:

    Where is Todd? All I see is an empty chair. That’s some high quality camouflage.


  8. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:16 am:

    It turns out the camo that works for the Springfield airport is less effective at O’Hare


  9. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:16 am:

    ‘Failure to Communicate’ is me, sorry


  10. - WazUp - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:17 am:

    I think I just discovered why people are opposed to conceal and carry..you scare me dude!


  11. - Nuclear Bozo - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:17 am:

    Go ahead, make my day!


  12. - John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:17 am:

    Beach wear for today’s deer hunter


  13. - Easy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:17 am:

    winning


  14. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:17 am:

    The winner of the Ron Swanson look-a-like contest took the whole thing a little to far when he stayed in costume for the trip he won.


  15. - WazUp - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:18 am:

    That outfit just cries out.. “search me for weapons!”


  16. - 1776 - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:18 am:

    I’m the NEW hog with big nuts!!


  17. - Old Shepherd - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:18 am:

    “Sure, Senator Trotter, take it on the plane with you. It’s completely legal! The Constitution says so!”


  18. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:18 am:

    If I am going to fly up to see Oswego Willy I better dress to fit in in Kendall County


  19. - WazUp - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:19 am:

    Todd fell asleep at the airport and got tagged as unclaimed baggage.


  20. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:20 am:

    By wearing the sunglasses he was able to hide from the Bass Pro Shop catalog groupies.


  21. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:20 am:

    Be very, very, quiet, I am hunting rabbits.


  22. - 1776 - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:20 am:

    Thanks to my two friends in Cook County, the other NRA lobbyists won’t be able to call me the worst lobbyist in the nation because our state is the only one without concealed carry.


  23. - OurMagician - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:21 am:

    “Go ahead, see if you find where I concealed my carry.”


  24. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:21 am:

    Congratulations you just won a major court case and gave Rahm Emanuel and Pat Quinn major headaches, what are you going to do next…

    I am going to Gatorland….


  25. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:22 am:

    Todd Vandermyde, now that your side has prevailed in the appellate court, what do you do next?

    “I’m going to Disney World!”


  26. - Boone's is Back - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:23 am:

    “Do you feel lucky, punk?”


  27. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:24 am:

    Great minds, Rich, great minds


  28. - Jechislo - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:25 am:

    Go ahead! Go ahead and ask me why I’m wearing shorts in Chicago in December. I dare you.


  29. - dupage dan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:26 am:

    And now, appearing on this weeks edition of TLCs “What Not To Wear”……..


  30. - Darienite - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:27 am:

    Nice legs? Why thank you.


  31. - Small Town Liberal - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:27 am:

    “I’m pretty upset that they lost my luggage, but thankfully Ted Nugent was around to loan me some clothes.”


  32. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:29 am:

    “Yes, I dress myself. Why do you ask?”


  33. - WazUp - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:29 am:

    and now we know why a recent survey states that the undocumented are fleeing the U.S.


  34. - Anon* - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:29 am:

    I am glad to see you, and yes, that IS a gun in my pocket.


  35. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:31 am:

    He can get judges to give mayors headaches with a simple argument..

    His facial hair alone can make a state rep from Southern Illinois weak in the knees.

    He once killed a deer just by sneering at it…

    He is, the most interesting lobbyist in the world.


  36. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:31 am:

    Them camo clothes I have got laundry numbers on them. You remember my number. Any GA Member forgets my number spends a night in the box. These here are the Conceal and Carry bills, you keep them with you. Any GA Member loses his copy of these Bills, spends a night in the box. There’s no messin’ or fighting on the Floor of Either chamber on my Bills. You got a grudge against another GA Member, you fight them Saturday afternoon, as the Bill dictates. Any GA Member messin’ or fighting on the Floor of Either chamber on my Bills spends a night in the box. First bell’s at five minutes of eight when you will GET to the floor to vote ‘Yes’ on my Bils. Last bell is at eight. Any GA Member not not on the Floor at eight, votin’ ‘Yes’ on my Bills, spends the night in the box. There is no adding Amendments to the Conceal and Carry Bills. To Amend my Bills, you must have both copies of your Amendments approved by ME. Any GA Memeber adding Amendments, without me approvin’… spends a night in the box. You get two copies of the Bills every Saturday. Now, every Saturday, you put the new copy of my Bills on the top… the Old Copy of the Bills on the bottom… and the bottom you turn in to the Caucus Chair. Any GA Member turns in the wrong sheet spends a night in the box. No one’ll sit on the Floor of their Chamber with negative buttons on. Any GA Member with negative buttons on sitting on the Floor spends a night in the box. Any GA Member loud talking against my Conceal and Carry Bills spends a night in the box. You got questions, you come to me. I’m Todd, the floor walker. I’m responsible for order in here.


  37. - WazUp - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:31 am:

    Note the look of terror on the couple behind him


  38. - Old Shepherd - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:32 am:

    “I thought I would blend-in if I wore this.”


  39. - OneMan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    At first I was a little hesitant, but the chance to spend some time with Rahm is going to be worth it to help him understand our point of view…

    I am also curious about what he means about hunting ‘the most dangerous animal of all’ and why he sent me some blaze orange vests to wear…


  40. - Fair Share - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    See if you can tell where I am concealing my weapon.


  41. - UnderInfluence - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    “Y’ll wanna know what winning looks like?”


  42. - Wensicia - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:38 am:

    “Relax; they’ll never recognize me while I’m wearing these glasses.”


  43. - Just saying - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:38 am:

    Yes I am “packing”, what is your point??!!


  44. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:39 am:

    ===If I am going to fly up to see Oswego Willy I better dress to fit in in Kendall County===

    I know you know, - OneMan -, it’s Standard Issue.


  45. - titan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:41 am:

    Basking in the detumescence…


  46. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:42 am:

    “I told Todd to meet me here, but it has been so long since I seen him, I forgot what he looks like. Now, how does the NRA Lobbyist look like if he were going to Morton’s for …lunch? Golf shirt, maybe pressed pants?”


  47. - Ubecha - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:42 am:

    Heineken announces it’s new “Regular Guy” clothing line, the “Vandermyde Collection”.


  48. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:43 am:

    “Todd was going formal. The hat and shirt are the same Camo Pattern, so you knew this was important.”


  49. - unspun - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:44 am:

    In other news, the NRA has finally unveiled its stereotypical prototype. Guns sold separately, see weapons cache for details. Void where the commies still make the rules. See Nugent for details….


  50. - South of I-80 - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:45 am:

    What makes you think I’m going to get stip searched?!?!?


  51. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:45 am:

    Although you would never know it, Todd can pack “heat” in that outfit 5 different ways.


  52. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:50 am:

    “No, this is my Tie-Dye …Camo Style”

    “I wore this, because the Bright Orange Vest screamed ‘look at me, look at me!’ and I like to keep it low-key when I can.”

    (Not shown - the Go-Go boots)

    “Tell Rahm. He gets a 15 minute head start …”

    “I don’t always pack ‘heat’…but when I do, I choose Smith and Wesson”

    “I don’t always pack ‘heat’, and guess what, you won’t know when I do, got it!”


  53. - 1776 - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:50 am:

    Where’s Donne? He better hurry because I’m getting on this flight regardless.


  54. - DGD - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:50 am:

    “I am at the airport heading out for my hunting trip, I have my sunglasses, my camo, and my plane ticket. Now, where the heck is Trotter with my gun?”


  55. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:52 am:

    “Attention. Attention. The Living ‘Parks and Rec” Nativity scene members, please head toward Door 5.”


  56. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:54 am:

    “Go ahead. Take that picture. Make it good. When you are done, I am going to load that phone in a Clay Pigeon machine and take my shotgun and blast it from here to Chicago. So go. Take that picture. I’m ready, are you?”


  57. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:58 am:

    “Did I pack my Floaties? Geez, I hope I didn’t forget them…”


  58. - Robert Traver - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:59 am:

    If General Grant allowed General Lee’s troops to keep their sidearms, so will I.


  59. - MrJM - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:01 am:

    Todd Vandermyde doesn’t have to wait at baggage claim because he packs a concealed carry-on.

    – MrJM


  60. - Norseman - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:03 am:

    Photographers catch NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde celebrating a favorable Appellate Court ruling.


  61. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:05 am:

    I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn’t even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through Jason Plummer’s neighborhood, through the HGOP Headquarters, and through the state like a main circuit cable plugged straight to OW. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Oswego Willy’s memory any more than being back in Oswego was an accident. There is no way to tell his story without telling my own. And if his story really is a confession, then so is mine.


  62. - Allen Skillicorn - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:07 am:

    “The MAN!”


  63. - Abe - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:08 am:

    Why lions eat their young?


  64. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:12 am:

    “Ammunition Vest, sold seperately”


  65. - dupage dan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:14 am:

    The Gander Mountain Santa Claus has his list of who’s naughty and who’s nice in his pocket. Ready for the little urchins and their hopes of a Red Ryder rifle. He’ll pass out authographed shooting glasses just like he has on so the young’uns won’t shoot their eyes out.


  66. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:15 am:

    “I told the Maitre D at the ‘Pump Room’, I have a collard shirt, and still I wasn’t seated!”


  67. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:16 am:

    “No, this is not a Christmas vacation. I’m going to Hawaii. Be back sometime in late June.”


  68. - Tommydanger - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:17 am:

    “Is that a gun or are you just enjoying the show?”


  69. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:21 am:

    “Winner. Winner. (Breath) Deer, Quail, Wild Turkey, Phesant, Dove, Squirrel, Snake, and/or Moose Dinner!”

    That about right?


  70. - Not It - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:21 am:

    It’s over. We won. I’m going to retire now to Florida to ride around and shoot some ‘gators.


  71. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:23 am:

    Although Todd posted this to Facebook, trying to act tough, and wore this outfit to throw us all off, he was actually going to a Vegetarian Retreat in Malibu, California.


  72. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:29 am:

    @TomCrossNews - While we enjoyed having Todd attend our golf outing again, dressing like Carl Spackler, just for me, was a nice touch! #ProJockLooper


  73. - Anonymous - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:30 am:

    I don’t know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh?


  74. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:31 am:

    “Yes, it was a gift …from Andy Raucci…”


  75. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:34 am:

    “Now, … take a picture of the shirt un-tucked… then I’ll decide which way is better”


  76. - Irish - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:35 am:

    Rumor has it Wildman Todd has a plan for getting Pat Quinn’s approval on any CC bill he introduces.

    Todd - “Here Squeezy squeezy.”


  77. - Knome Sane - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:37 am:

    “Why yes, that IS a gun in my pocket AND yes, I am happy to see you!”


  78. - Redbird - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:38 am:

    I got your concealed carry right here!


  79. - amalia - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:40 am:

    Can I be honest with you? I am bad news. I’m not your friend. I’m not gonna help you. I’m gonna break you. Any questions?


  80. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:42 am:

    “Sir, are you the one waiting for the lost luggage? We found it … oh, …by choice … oh… sorry to bother you”


  81. - kane conservative - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:43 am:

    You had me at Ron Swanson


  82. - TCB - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:46 am:

    Todd Vandermyde’s says the future of concealled carry in IL is so bright that he needs to wear sunglasses indoors.


  83. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:50 am:

    Although Todd was told to use his “Clothing Allowance” the NRA gave him….


  84. - railrat - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:56 am:

    “commando you ask ??? take a guess “


  85. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:58 am:

    “I left my Carhartt at the ‘cleaners’…”


  86. - dupage dan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:59 am:

    Todd Vandermyde goes incognito as Ted Nugent,


  87. - siriusly - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:59 am:

    You think I look pretty now? Just watch me eat sometime.


  88. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:00 pm:

    “The sunglasses were a dead giveaway. Todd had one too many ‘Pink Squirrels’ celebrating.”


  89. - Just Sayin' - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:00 pm:

    Rahm Israel Emanuel’s 2013 Uniform for letting off steam.


  90. - Get Down, James Brown - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:01 pm:

    “Winning!!”


  91. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:03 pm:

    “Oh yes Rich. I so WANT to buy the winner a drink. Believe me, I can’t wait to be alone… the winner and I … no one around… after all the comedy at my expense … oh yes, I can’t WAIT to buy that winner a drink …”


  92. - railrat - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:07 pm:

    ” I sure could use one of Mikes (DL Browns) Bloody Marys right now “


  93. - siriusly - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:11 pm:

    I AM smiling.


  94. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:16 pm:

    At O’Hare Airport prior to last week’s “Free Trotter” protest.


  95. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:18 pm:

    ===At O’Hare Airport prior to last week’s “Free Trotter” protest. ===

    “If the gun is forgot, charge Trotter Not!”

    “The Gun was hidden, Donne should be forgivin’…”


  96. - pardon - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:28 pm:

    See Trotter, this is how you do it. Leather shoulder harness, metal screws in knee. Get ‘er done! This Buds for you Posner!


  97. - Bemused - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:31 pm:

    A calm between the storms.


  98. - Rather Be Golfing - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:38 pm:

    Guess what I am packing!


  99. - Kerfuffle - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:40 pm:

    How do you know it’s a picture of NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde? The guy is in camo and wearing sunglasses in doors. No doubt Todd’s facebook account was hacked and it is actually Rahm Emanuel sitting there.


  100. - Allen Skillicorn - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:41 pm:

    “The next Governor”


  101. - dupage dan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:41 pm:

    First place entrant at the auditions for Gov Quinn’s new media campaign to fight CCW. Meet “Geezer” the stereotypical middle aged white suburbanite who will be the scourge of Michigan Ave carrying his AR 15.


  102. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:42 pm:

    “I swear to God, if this photo winds up in a Capitol Fax caption contest somebody is gonna get hurt.”


  103. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:44 pm:

    Vandermyde waits impatiently as Rich Pearson searches O’Hare Airport for a cold bottle of Heineken.


  104. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:45 pm:

    You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don’t wanna know about it, believe me.

    Heck, I can get you a toe by 3 o’clock this afternoon… with nail polish. These amateurs…


  105. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:53 pm:

    The Todd abides.


  106. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:53 pm:

    “Can you believe the picture Todd wants us to use for The Third Hous Bio?”


  107. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:54 pm:

    -”if Donne was guardin’, give him a pardon”

    -”if Donne was packin’, let’s cut some slackin”


  108. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 12:56 pm:

    Todd smiling before he checks his ticket and learns he has a middle seat in Row 40.


  109. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:00 pm:

    “That rug really tied the room together. “


  110. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:00 pm:

    “They’re calling the cops, put the piece away. “


  111. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:01 pm:

    “Hey, careful, man, there’s a beverage here! “


  112. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:03 pm:

    “This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder’s head. Fortunately, I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber.”


  113. - TheGoodLieutenant - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:09 pm:

    Sir could you please step out of line for a random check of your carry-on?


  114. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:11 pm:

    “Another Caucasian, Rahm!”


  115. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:14 pm:

    “Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, but at least it’s an ethos.”


  116. - Tommydanger - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:23 pm:

    “I don’t often wear shorts, but when I do, I prefer awkwardly short ones.”


  117. - x ace - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 1:40 pm:

    Exhibit #1-Permit Denied


  118. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:00 pm:

    boy when Rick Garcia switches sides he really switches sides.


  119. - Gabe - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:14 pm:

    The Buck stops here.


  120. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:15 pm:

    Mrs. NRA put a “honey-do” shopping list in Todd’s pocket:

    250,000
    40 caliber rounds


  121. - Deep South - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:17 pm:

    tick tock tick tock tick tock


  122. - NorthwestSideIUOE - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:23 pm:

    I’m Todd Vandermyde and I approve this message


  123. - Gilligan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:27 pm:

    “I want you to know that the gun lobby wasted more than $11 million in our efforts to defeat President Obama. We also failed to elect our preferred candidate in six of their seven top targets for the U.S. Senate. And more than two-thirds of incumbents who lost their seats in the House of Representatives were backed by the NRA, including four Democrats. But we think we will get our way in Illinois…without restriction. Oh happy days.”


  124. - Wensicia - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:31 pm:

    “Take the gun, leave the cannoli…”


  125. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:34 pm:

    - Michelle Flaherty -

    Awesome!!!!!

    - kane conservative -

    I laughed out loud, well done!

    122 Posts! Tough decision for Rich and/or Todd.

    Flack jacket is optional…

    Well done, all.


  126. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:36 pm:

    - Wensicia -

    How about …

    “Leave the gun, take the Deer Jerky”?


  127. - capncrunch - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:38 pm:

    No, they’re not Duluth Trading Ballroom shorts, they’re from Lands End.


  128. - Wensicia - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:39 pm:

    OW — Nice!


  129. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:44 pm:

    - Wensicia -

    All you, I jusT tipped it in,

    - Michelle Flaherty -

    The “Rick Garcia” post is genius, that is where my praise is aimed.


  130. - Small Town Liberal - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:47 pm:

    - “Another Caucasian, Rahm!” -

    I think Todd is more of the Walter Sobchak kind of guy:

    “So you have no frame of reference here, Donne. You’re like a child who wanders into the middle of O’Hare with a loaded weapon…”

    “Rahm, this is not ‘Nam. This is the constitution. There are rules”


  131. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:48 pm:

    ===The “Rick Garcia” post is genius===

    It sure is. I laughed so hard I almost cried.

    OW, the best commenter award is coming up soon. I’d hate to see your year-long bid for immortality derailed by one comment. Time to up your game, dude.


  132. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 2:58 pm:

    Michelle Flaherty has “my number”. She is pithy and genius.

    To the Caption,

    “What do you give a extremely bored Flight Marshall who has everything for Christmas?”


  133. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:04 pm:

    “Go ahead Rich, try and call me Mr. Pink.”

    “This IS my pressed shirt”


  134. - Pardon - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:07 pm:

    Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.


  135. - Templar223 - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:33 pm:

    Perfect camouflage for drinking Heineken beer.


  136. - railrat - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:36 pm:

    “these aren’t my tickets…there my dry cleaning tags from the statehouse inn”


  137. - TooDaLooMuthaF - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:37 pm:

    GrrrAnimals new line for rednecks


  138. - Anonymour - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:42 pm:

    You can get everything at Walmart. I buy my clothes there, too!


  139. - Oberver no. 12 - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:44 pm:

    Footwear? Cowboy boots or white or black kneehigh socks with sandals?


  140. - walkinfool - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:49 pm:

    I’m gettin’ out of town while I’m still ahead.


  141. - I don't want to live in Teabagistan - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:51 pm:

    Crap, I think Donne took my bag!


  142. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 3:53 pm:

    After publicly calling State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez “incompetent,” Todd Vandermyde thought it might be a good idea to get outta town for a few days.


  143. - Sgtstu - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 4:15 pm:

    The best was from Oswego Willy - “I don’t always pack ‘heat’…but when I do, I choose Smith and Wesson”


  144. - zatoichi - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    Heineken? Please…PBR…two.


  145. - prairiestatedem - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 4:56 pm:

    I love the smell of the federal courthouse in the morning….it smells like Victory!


  146. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 5:09 pm:

    “Sorry about my clothes, but I had to drive straight from the Statehouse where I was testifying in committee. Didn’t have time to change into a more casual outfit.”


  147. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 5:41 pm:

    Thanks, - sgtstu -,

    Rich thinks I am fading, so I am going to need all the encouragement I can get! Too many good ones today, including Rich himslef.

    To the Caption…

    “Although it is against regulation to wear a hat and sunglasses in the Restricted Area, Todd ‘Seemed’ to say the magic word to the officers and …”


  148. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 5:43 pm:

    “I’m dressed like this so I can go straight to the swamp and start hunting Gators!…”


  149. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 5:45 pm:

    “No. Ma’am, it’s a ‘Work Day’, I came straight here from work. I can’t wait to get into some ‘comfy clothes’ to be honest with you…”


  150. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 5:46 pm:

    Todd comes from a very diverse family. Some are White Collar, some are Blue Collar, and Todd is Camo Collar.


  151. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 5:54 pm:

    “Next time, on ‘Swamp People’…”


  152. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 5:59 pm:

    ===“Sorry about my clothes, but I had to drive straight from the Statehouse where I was testifying in committee. Didn’t have time to change into a more casual outfit.” ===

    Sorry, Rich, didn’t see that one when I posted something pretty close.


  153. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 6:23 pm:

    “Look at me. I beat you today. Remember me.”


  154. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 7:18 pm:

    Love the 5:54 Willy.


  155. - Anonymous - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 7:34 pm:

    Who’s your daddy now ?


  156. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 7:35 pm:

    Thanks - AA -, but I have to admit, - Michelle Flaherty - ’s “Rick Garcia” is the Leader in the Clubhouse, and that - Rich Miller - brought “it” today.

    You had some good slogans.

    Way, way too many good ones, from many today. I am way back in the pack, but thanks!


  157. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:02 pm:

    “This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the Alps!”


  158. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:12 pm:

    “I told that Kraut a thousand times, I don’t roll on Shabbos.”


  159. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:13 pm:

    Lady, I got buddies who died face down in the muck so that you and I could enjoy this family restaurant!


  160. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 10:17 pm:

    “And, I would like my undies back.”


  161. - Ghost of John Brown - Thursday, Dec 13, 12 @ 11:59 pm:

    Somewhere between “Duck Dynasty” and “Hawaii 5-O”…….


  162. - Anonymous - Friday, Dec 14, 12 @ 8:18 am:

    “Go ahead…make a guess where it is concealed!”


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