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Question of the day

Monday, Feb 4, 2013

* From the Kankakee Daily Journal

Halvorson addressed the issue while speaking at a candidates forum organized by local clergy and church leaders and held Saturday at Lax Mortuary in Kankakee. Halvorson, along with state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, were the candidates scheduled to speak at the forum. Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds made an unscheduled speech at the end of the event.

That’s two spit-takes in one graf. They debated at a mortuary? And Mel Reynolds unexpectedly showed up to give a speech?

Wish I’d seen that one.

* The Question: What would be the “best” place to hold a candidates’ debate?

Snark is obviously encouraged.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


39 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:32 pm:

    Cattle pen. Lots of, um, responses, at hand to hurl.


  2. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:32 pm:

    Mel Reynolds had an easier time getting into the mortuary than the high school. We as a society do in fact have our priorities in order.


  3. - Amalia - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:37 pm:

    Thunderdome


  4. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:40 pm:

    ===Thunderdome===

    Wow. Ouch.


  5. - eddie - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    Perhaps a large restroom at McCormick Place? We don’t have much in the way of stockyards any more,but if we did, a large cattle pen would ideal.


  6. - frustrated GOP - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    Closed Joliet correctional


  7. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:42 pm:

    “Before we start with depositions, would all of you LIKE to debate the issues first, or just begin with OUR questioning …”


  8. - eddie - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:42 pm:

    Sorry-left out the “be”.


  9. - GOP - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:43 pm:

    The US Attorney’s office.


  10. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:43 pm:

    Correctional institution. The winner will eventually end up there anyway, particularly in THIS race.


  11. - hum - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:47 pm:

    Next to the runway at Midway Airport…all that hot air


  12. - MrJM - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 1:47 pm:

    On a boat
    in Lake Michigan
    traveling north east
    bound for the Saint Petersburg.

    – MrJM


  13. - zatoichi - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:00 pm:

    Between bands at the Bud tent during the state fair.


  14. - Tim - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

    At a bar during halftime of the Super Bowl, as a tribute to Scott Lee Cohen.


  15. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:04 pm:

    I am just glad they had the debate at the “Lax” Mortuary, instead of that other mortuary with all of the vim and vigor.


  16. - bored now - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:05 pm:

    men’s bathroom at wrigley field. the mystic would completely disappear…


  17. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:07 pm:

    The article failed to mention whether Mel pounced out of one of the display coffins yelling ’surprise’!


  18. - OldSmoky2 - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:08 pm:

    Actually, for this race I kind of like the mortuary idea, except I’d prefer to see it on The Simpsons with Kent Brockman moderating.


  19. - Wensicia - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:09 pm:

    During play-by-play at a Cubs game, after the seventh inning stretch.


  20. - Esquire - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:15 pm:

    This has got to be one of the funniest items that I have read in years. “News of the Weird” quality.


  21. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:16 pm:

    Bubbly Creek. On/in the creek, of course.


  22. - Judgment Day - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:19 pm:

    A gun range.


  23. - Demoralized - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:25 pm:

    Hmmm. A mortuary. At least nobody can get up and leave or ask any questions. Plus, don’t dead people vote too?


  24. - Judgment Day - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:27 pm:

    Downwind of the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant.


  25. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:28 pm:

    A health club.

    Shower afterwards.


  26. - OneMan - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:29 pm:

    Deep end of the pool,

    hear me out, they would have to swim to the bottom to answer a question, then come up for air. I don’t want anyone dead. But the idea being they could only give short answers due to the whole ‘I need to breath thing’…

    Short answers, think about it.


  27. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:31 pm:

    In the Superdome with the lights out.


  28. - Anon. - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:34 pm:

    Maybe a crematorium, instead?

    And “Lax Mortuary”? What does the sign outside say — “No stiffs allowed”? (And I will forego the obvious Mel Reynolds joke.)


  29. - SirLankselot - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:38 pm:

    At a bar and make it a drinking game; it would definitely increase participation in the political process.


  30. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:38 pm:

    Kind of depends on the race. Bubbly Creek works for many. Cattle pen at the State Fair for some. U.S. Attorney’s Office is a winner for others. Some should be held in front of Sen. Burris’ tombstone.


  31. - Third Reading - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 2:54 pm:

    Why, on a sofa, of course! On a Sunday afternoon!

    Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon.
    Going to the candidate’s debate.
    Laugh about it, shout about it
    When you’ve got to choose
    Every way you look at this you lose.

    – Paul Simon (No. The OTHER Paul Simon!)

    I’m outta here.


  32. - AFSCME Steward - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 3:07 pm:

    The Control Cone of Silence


  33. - jt - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 3:36 pm:

    A Liars Club meeting.


  34. - One of the 35 - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 5:54 pm:

    How about at that big landfill near Pontic? It just seems appropriate.


  35. - Dr. David Miller - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 6:43 pm:

    While they sit in a dental chair. I guarantee they would tell the truth.


  36. - Just The Way It Is One - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 8:02 pm:

    How’s about the Cemetery, as “in the graveyard” is where all of their campaigns, except one, will end up anyway?!


  37. - What is to be done? - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 9:42 pm:

    Jail cell


  38. - mokenavince - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 10:25 pm:

    A beach on Lake CALUMET.


  39. - FrankS - Monday, Feb 4, 13 @ 10:55 pm:

    At the terminal for the new regional airport in Peotone?


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