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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013

* House Speaker Michael Madigan shakes Rep. Carol Sente’s hand after last week’s pension reform vote…

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70 Comments
  1. - Blue - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:09 am:

    Carol gave a great speech!


  2. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:09 am:

    “You’ll be fine.”


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:13 am:

    “Well, my friend, are you ready to do me this service?”


  4. - Louis - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:14 am:

    That doesn’t feel like C-note


  5. - train111 - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:14 am:

    Good mushroom!! Your district gave 52.7% of its major party vote to Quinn in 2010. We drew it that way. I’ve got your money and your back. Don’t worry, do what you know is right and you’ll be here for a long time to come.


  6. - Jimbo - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:14 am:

    Showing just how “with it” our reps are, her page gives inaccurate info about SB1. It says it increases employee contributions, not that it reduces them. It would be nice if people voting on a bill (or at the very least, their staff) actually knew what was in it


  7. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:15 am:

    The normal custom is for you to kiss my ring. On this one ocassion I’ll shake your hand. It won’t be repeated.


  8. - Yossarian Lives - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:15 am:

    See, it wasn’t that hard, was it? I held your hand the whole time.


  9. - Norseman - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:16 am:

    Here’s $5 thank you for your vote.


  10. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:17 am:

    Remember, no matter what they say, the unions will never support Republicans. They’ll be back.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:18 am:

    “That’s right! You are standing on your own two feet. Woah, easy, I have you. Now tell the nice Mushrooms about the Bill… ok?”


  12. - Norseman - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:18 am:

    Sente: “how did you get Lang to vote yes?”

    Madigan: “I grabbed him by the arm like this and twisted.”


  13. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:20 am:

    Let me test this joy buzzer on you. I’m going to use it next time I see Henry Bayer.


  14. - Abandon Ship - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:22 am:

    “Here’s a little something for the effort. It won’t be in money. On your political deathbed, you will receive the gift of total consciousness. So you’ve got that going for you.”


  15. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:22 am:

    “You’re not related to Raul Castro, are you?”


  16. - huggybunny - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:22 am:

    Quick!! Wipe that happy smile off your face, we need to appear to be somber/remorseful that we diminished pensions for State workers so we can give the savings to corporations!


  17. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:27 am:

    - Abandon Ship - nicely done!

    Caption?

    “When you are a Lame Duck, about this time next year, remember how you did this… before you go to Congress, right?… Yeah… so… just press ‘green’… ‘Congresswoman’…. Yeah, the green one…”


  18. - Anon. - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:28 am:

    This is the real Squeezy.


  19. - Anon. - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:28 am:

    And may your first child be a masculine child.


  20. - Give Me A Break - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:30 am:

    Don’t look now, but Ben is watching us.


  21. - Earl Shumaker - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:31 am:

    I hope I can count on you for future support if there are other segments of the Illinois Constitution I feel must be placed on the chopping block


  22. - Union Man - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:31 am:

    See it’s easy to play follow the leader!


  23. - Orland (D) - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:36 am:

    Darth Vader(MJM): Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
    Luke Skywalker(C. Sente): He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
    Darth Vader(MJM): No. I am your father.
    Luke Skywalker(C.Sente): No… that’s not true! That’s impossible!


  24. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:36 am:

    “Don’t worry, I intend to take full credit for the passing of this bill.”


  25. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    “It’s ok. That is your key. Usually Mushrooms don’t get to see the key, but it’s fine, it’s just the key. There. See. Do you want me to remove the key, will that be better, maybe you close your eyes and I can just take your hand and press “green” if the key scares you… You tell ‘Mike’…”


  26. - Hawks Fan - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:39 am:

    ===Don’t look now, but Ben is watching us. ===
    Actually, Ben wasn’t even looking. He was in deep thought “Ok, the Hawks game against Dallas starts at 7 tonight. If we get the heck out of here now I can make it back to Chicago in time for the face off”


  27. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:40 am:

    The Velvet Hammer shakes.


  28. - kimocat - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:42 am:

    See, now wasn’t that just a little bit fun?


  29. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:43 am:

    See, that wasn’t so hard.


  30. - LA05 - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:43 am:

    Ben, the playoffs don’t start until April.


  31. - Ban One - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:45 am:

    You’re Sheriff Madigan? Funny, you sounded a lot taller on the radio.


  32. - Omay - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:45 am:

    Cue the music. Runnin’ with the Devil.


  33. - MrJM - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:49 am:

    Don’t be so distracted by illusionist’s right hand that you don’t notice the left hand that makes his puppets dance.

    – MrJM


  34. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    Is that a Bears legacy jersey?


  35. - in absentia - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:55 am:

    Sente: “What evvvv, what evv”


  36. - Dan Bureaucrat - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:00 am:

    I’m peanut butter. You’re jelly.


  37. - G - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    Drowsy looking, well-dressed bearded Hobo crashes legislative session.


  38. - Powell - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    We need to have a very frank conversation.


  39. - votecounter - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:04 am:

    This was a vote on pensions, P e n s i o n s; you did fine. Now go sit down until I need you again.


  40. - Scott - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:10 am:

    Here is the hand shaped by J. Edgar Hoover and Richard J. Daley. The same hand that touched Blagojevich, Ryan, Walker and Kerner. Don’t worry, I’m untouchable! I rule this state. Ask the little jellyfish John Cullerton about my power. As the four supreme court justices who will support my pension bill. Kiss the ring later, off camera and DO NOT LOOK me in the eyes! Don’t you know who I am?


  41. - Earl Shumaker - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:11 am:

    Remember ,we are family. The family will protect you.


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

    Mushroom #1: You know how they’re going to come at you?

    Mushroom #2: Union lobbyists want to arrange a meeting between me and Union Leaders in My District. On neutral ground. Where I’ll be safe.

    [Mushroom #1 is silent for a long moment]

    Mushroom #1: Sente. I always thought it would be Cross who would flip.

    Mushroom #2: It’s the smart move. Sente was always smarter.


  43. - Scott - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:12 am:

    or…
    See that wasn’t so bad, sweetheart.


  44. - Mittuns - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:17 am:

    “Knock, Knock.”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Pensions.”
    “Pensions, who?”
    “Exactly.”


  45. - Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:31 am:

    Here…you can have it back now…


  46. - G.I. Joe - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    Good job! We put it to ‘em again!

    Good job! I got my way!


  47. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 11:49 am:

    Hi, Mike Madigan, Speaker. Damn glad to meet you.


  48. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:03 pm:

    “You know I used to be a redhead myself back in the day”


  49. - BD - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    Caddy from Happy Gilmore photobombs Caption Contest


  50. - Tsavo - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:08 pm:

    Welcome to Dante’s Inferno, don’t worry you will get used to the heat.


  51. - had it - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:13 pm:

    You’re money is on the dresser.


  52. - Bosox - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:20 pm:

    “You know I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with fricking laser beams attached to their heads…”


  53. - Union Man - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:27 pm:

    Please bow a little lower when addressing me!


  54. - yeahyeah - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:32 pm:

    When did Geico start advertising on the House floor?


  55. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    “You’ll be shaking hands with Abraham Lincoln next.”

    “Some call it logrolling. I call it steamrolling.”


  56. - 13th one - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:43 pm:

    Gunga, ga gungalunga. So I got that goin for me. Which is nice.


  57. - Give Me A Break - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 12:52 pm:

    MJM to Sente: When you get a chance, turn around at look at the tie Ben has on, it’s the same one the Gov was wearing yesterday.


  58. - cicero - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    “We can’t let a little thing like the constitution get in our way, now can we?”


  59. - Tsavo - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    With apologies to Mick Jagger

    “Please to meet you, hope you guess my name”


  60. - Jack Handy - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 1:16 pm:

    Be careful of the Unions, Carol. Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Union. Learn to know the Dark Side of the Force…


  61. - 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 1:28 pm:

    Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron…


  62. - Irish - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 1:40 pm:

    “There will be a little extra something in your stocking for your vote.”


  63. - aarp - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 1:54 pm:

    yep….my watch is still there….but integrity….poof!!!! GONE!


  64. - Rollo Tomasi - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

    Both of your brothers can start work at the City of Chicago Department of Electricity next Monday. No Union cards or training no problem. All they have to do is drive around the city looking for street lights that are out then. Can’t work nights no problem. They just punch in and go home. I’ll have someone punch them out.

    Thanks for your vote.


  65. - Hit or Miss - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 2:30 pm:

    Thanks for helping Squeezy the Pension Python with his problems.


  66. - Howard Duck - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    Oh, did I tell you that you will not be reelected for voting yes.


  67. - KGB - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 3:13 pm:

    Congratulations. You’ve just won a free, one-way ticket back to Chicago. Redeemable on May 31 2014.
    You’re welcome.


  68. - Mama - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 6:39 pm:

    When I say jump, they ask how high?


  69. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 7:56 pm:

    “KNEW ya could do it–just knew! NICE speech, Carol–nice. Nice SWEATer you’re donning today too–VERY nice…mmhmm. Just VERY nice overall. ConGRATulations on ALL of that, Carol, just all of it. Way to go.”


  70. - Reason IL - Wednesday, Dec 11, 13 @ 10:29 pm:

    “Thank you, your soul is now as black as mine.”


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