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Irony of ironies

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

* Gov. Pat Quinn doesn’t like Rep. Lou Lang’s pension proposal and thinks legislators ought to focus

“We can’t just be meandering along,” Quinn said.

Um, OK. The king of meandering lectures others about not meandering?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


18 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    Coming next from Quinn, haircare tips


  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    Quinn: List of phrases Quinn should maybe bypass…

    “The time for talking is over.”

    “No one should work for policy change in the media first.”

    “To be quite clear…”

    “I am tired of all the wishy-washiness.”

    “There they go again, another stunt to make us all look like cartoon characters!”

    “I will talk to my Floor Leaders to gauge the Caucuses.”

    “I wish the legislature would do what the constitutions asks of them. They need to be engaged.”


  3. - mythoughtis - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 12:39 pm:

    So, the other x number of pension (reform or tweaking) proposed bills that have been introduced in the past month are ok, but this one is meandering?


  4. - Formerly Known As... - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 12:41 pm:

    Every time I hear “Lou Lang” I hear “gambling” “casinos” “marijuana”.

    It’s like an innate Pavlovian response after all these years.


  5. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 12:49 pm:

    This proves that Lou Lang hasn’t just been working on casinos night and day.


  6. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 1:17 pm:

    –Every time I hear “Lou Lang” I hear “gambling” “casinos” “marijuana”.–

    Good work, if you can get it.


  7. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 1:27 pm:

    Breath-taking. How does one respond to such vapid, empty remarks?


  8. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 1:34 pm:

    No, Pat we cannot. Resign please


  9. - LisleMike - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    Gov. Quinn, the guy who put “me” into meandering
    (Do as I say, not as I do)


  10. - Nickypiii - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 2:08 pm:

    The ultimate “LAME DUCK” still has an opinion? Just get out of the way,keep your mouth shut and let the legislature do its job. Your job is to sign this, or anything else they come up with, into law only.


  11. - AFSCME Steward - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 2:25 pm:

    Quinn Introduces the Meandering Act of 2013 during his State of the State address:

    “Ladies and gentlemen off the general assembly, both the senate and the house, justices, distinguished guests, farmers, good hard working factory workers, accountants, lawyers, journalists, weatherman, housewives, students, maids, tradesmen and Rich Miller, today I am calling to your attention a problem we have in Illinois. A real problem. A serious problem. A problem that affects all of us in Illinois. A good state where people work hard making things and grow crops. Nurses, carpenters, state workers, botanists, sewer workers. People with real problems. People who government can help. We are not focused. Today I am announcing I am introducing to you for your consideration the meandering Act of 2013. From this point on, by law we will be required to focus on solving problems. Real problems. The problems the people expect us to solve. All across Illinois there are farmers, growing soybeans and corn. Raising cattle and pigs. Men are building bridges and paving roads. Mothers drive their small children to school and soccer practice. Businessmen starting new ventures to briong new jobs to Illinois, a great state, a state where people work hard, living their lives, working hard. We need to do all we can to bring jobs to Illinois. We need to partner with business and build bridges with other countries so Illinois can be at the forefront of growth.”


  12. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 2:47 pm:

    Now we know that Rep Lang is our very own “Meandrethal”.


  13. - Robert the Bruce - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    ==So, the other x number of pension (reform or tweaking) proposed bills that have been introduced in the past month are ok, but this one is meandering?==
    Could the only difference here be who proposed it (Quinn doesn’t like how Lang advocates for casino expansion)?


  14. - Bulldog58 - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 4:40 pm:

    This proposal might actually be the closest to being able to pass constitutionally which would make the bond rating agencies happy so OF COURSE Quinn doesn’t like it…


  15. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 5:14 pm:

    Ditto to Formerly Known As@ 12:48 pm. And although finally bringing on Medical Marijuana’s safe usage into Illinois is well-overdue now, and one of Lou’s legislative objectives, I said it in a Comment yesterday, and I’ll repeat it that a 3% Increase in Govt. Employees’contributions in his version of a Pension Bill is just asking too much!! Especially when the Ground-Zero site of the origination and primary cause of this pension mess we’re in now-which was known about MANY years ago, ignored, put off, and then spiralled out of control-can be found in the very place they need to FIX the mess: Springfield!! But to place an inORdinate financial burden on those modestly-compensated Workers in the trenches while the “Generals” in their Ivory Towers were asleep at the wheel, is just plain wrong!! A 2% increase is PLENTY!!


  16. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 5:54 pm:

    5:14, miss your dose of medical marijuana, dude?


  17. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 6:57 pm:

    5:54, No, AA…that’s just a general state of mind for me, sometimes, I think…!


  18. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 21, 13 @ 10:06 pm:

    Just the Way, cool. Completely understand.

    AA


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