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Friday, Jan 10, 2014

* From last month

Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson became the 15th player to draw a warning for violating the anti-flopping rule, the NBA announced Monday.

Gibson drew his warning for a play that occurred in the first quarter of Saturday’s victory over the Cavaliers. A video replay showed Gibson exaggerating contact he drew from Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

No fine is involved. If Gibson draws a second warning, he will be fined $5,000.

* The Question: Your proposed “new rules” for Illinois politics?

It’s Friday, so try to have some fun.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


71 Comments
  1. - Commonsense in Illinois - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:17 pm:

    IQ tests for candidates running for public office.


  2. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:23 pm:

    Before every speech, Pat Quinn must be introduced by a holographic version of a walking, talking Squeezy.

    Before every speech, Bruce Rauner must be introduced with a video montage of his “greatest hits” concerning the minimum wage.


  3. - Terrance Goggin - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:25 pm:

    No questioning of signatures for Terrance Goggin. I’m trying to win a house seat here people!


  4. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:27 pm:

    No flopping. When the opposing party is doing something you don’t like, you’re not allowed to scream like it’s the end of the world.


  5. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:27 pm:

    Sheila Simon must answer all media questions, including during debates, in the form of a banjo song.

    Mike Frerichs must have all press releases screened by “Miss Manners” before distribution.


  6. - Han Sanity - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:28 pm:

    All seeking elected office who have experienced the ill effects of alcohol or tobacco use within the past year, however mild, must finance their own mandatory exploratory jaunt to Colorado and/or Washington state for extended cannabis sampling.


  7. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    If Sen. Matt Murphy uses “kick the can down the road” in a floor speech his vote can officially and legally be changed to “yes”.


  8. - Swing Vote - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:31 pm:

    24 hour no “Flip-Flopping” Rule. If you say it, you own it for one full day.


  9. - Personal Wealth Test - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:32 pm:

    All tax documents disclosed and all sources of income detailed from original sources (e.g. clients and not a law firm) for all elected officials and any state, county or municipal employee earning more than 85,000 annually.


  10. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:32 pm:

    For Sheila Simon (and keeping with basketball references):
    Don’t jump in the air without knowing what office you’re going to run for.


  11. - OurMagician - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:33 pm:

    After every change in his story about the minimum wage, Bruce Rauner must turn around, twirl his fingers, and say “Excellent…”


  12. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    Any proposal for urine tests for public benefits or employment requires that they be administered by legislators.


  13. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    Erika Harold and Rodney Davis must say one nice thing about each other before answering debate questions.

    Lou Lang must sample medical marijuana for the sake of “legislative research”. While in the confines of Chicago’s brand-new casino.


  14. - Wensicia - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    No questioning of Madigan’s right to be speaker for life.


  15. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    For Republicans:
    It doesn’t do any good to make the Democrats’ offense miss if you don’t get the rebound.


  16. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    For the Tribune:
    You’re not allowed to complain that Madigan got out and ran on the fastbreak after the pension reform committee had something passable.


  17. - Stones - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    How about video gambling machines in the Capitol Building rotunda?


  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    Kassisms found in campaign speak, mailers, or any Ads requres the offending candidate to have to eat beer can chicken for a week.


  19. - AFSCME Steward - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    The foot in mouth rule, if you stick it there, you’re required to eat it.


  20. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    I’ve got two:

    Children of elected officials can not hold public office for one generation.

    And while we’re at it…legislators can not become lobbyists for a period of five years.


  21. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    For Jesse White:
    The ref still hasn’t called 3 terms in the lane yet, so stay in there and shot block.


  22. - AFSCME Steward - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    The next person who says RINO gets trampled by one.


  23. - foster brooks - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    Make thirsty Thursday a state holiday


  24. - Siriusly - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    Rule: When asked to help out on an issue, a legislator is not allowed to reply by suggesting you hire XXX lobbyist.

    Rule: There will now be a time limit for legislators to be able to refer to their former careers. You can only claim “former teacher, former police officer, former prosecutor” for your first two years in the legislature. After that you have become just another politician.


  25. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:46 pm:

    For Bruce Rauner:
    Don’t say you were being flippant when the refs call double-dribble.


  26. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:46 pm:

    Rule: Any legislator making more than 2x the median salary in America, and who uses the term “1%” to attack another person, immediately forfeits their earnings for the duration of the year.

    Reason: The rank hypocrisy of politicians making that much money while claiming to understand the plight of “poor people” is just too much. Especially when so many of them and their families are in that 1% themselves.

    Ooops. Looks like that “2x the median” rule applies to every legislator in Illinois. Sorry, ladies and gentlemen.

    Guess you’ll just have to talk less about the problem and do more to work on the problem.


  27. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    For Democrats:
    Coach says to play the full 48 minutes. Trust in the system.


  28. - RNUG - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    Do Over aka “Honest Politician” Rule:

    If a politician takes a campaign contribution and voted against the donor’s wishes, the donor can get a refund!


  29. - Darienite - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    =Kassisms found in campaign speak, mailers, or any Ads requires the offending candidate to have to eat beer can chicken for a week.=
    Can the offender request different marinades/rubs? This may not be a deterint.


  30. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    Mike Madigan gets a gulag under the Capitol building in which to throw insolent legislators.

    No one may be held for more than 20 days.

    Legislators welcome this improvement, as they currently anguish over knowing for certain when they have been freed from the “mental gulag” and “outskirts of Siberia” Madigan occasionally confines them to during session.


  31. - Chunga's Revenge - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:56 pm:

    Anybody suffering from Aponogelia should be provided a tape of Lise Madigan trying to do the funky dance on her float in the Bud Billiken day parade.


  32. - tominchicago - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:56 pm:

    An “anti-flip-flopping” rule. Next time Rauner, it will be $5000.


  33. - Juvenal - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    I am with Timmeh and Swing Vote.

    No Flopping Rule: No more end of the world, feigned outrage.

    No Flip-Flopping Rule: Although asking Bruce Rauner to stick to a position for 24 hours might seem like too much to ask, he is just gonna have to button his Carhartt up to the top and weather it out for 24 hours next time.


  34. - Timmeh - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    For Republicans:
    The refs aren’t going to call fouls when you shove each other, so tell Jim Oberweis not to try out for the team.


  35. - Hamilton - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    Rule: Every legislative session opens with an interesting fact about Joe Walsh.

    Rule: You can only host a fundraiser on Monday nights in Springfield if it includes access and free rides on a Tilt-A-Whirl.


  36. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    All Illinois politicians currently imprisoned must be lined up in a special section of the same prison.

    Schoolchildren will make 2 trips a year:

    1 to the animal zoo.

    1 to the political zoo.


  37. - Smoggie - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    Any candidate who receives less than 8% of the vote in a primary is barred from offering advice to any candidate other than “look at what I did, and do the opposite.”


  38. - PublicServant - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    Reduce legislators pay to the minimum wage. Have them clock in at the Capitol, clock out for lunch (they get a half hour), clock in and out for their two 15 minute breaks, neither of which can be taken at the end of a work day. Have them take annual ethics training online, and validate that they do. If not, fire them. During that ethics training, test their knowledge of various portions of the Illinois Constitution. Whenever they get a question incorrect, they need to attend a seminar taught by (a) Bruce Rauner, if they’re Republican, and (b) Pat Quinn, if they’re Democrat. If they are truly independent, the seminar will be taught by the IPI, since they are truly “non-partisan”.


  39. - Century Club - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    Actually, we could use a no flopping rule here, too. Every time you feign outrage or indignation at something for political points, you give $5,000 to a charity of Rich Miller’s choosing. Goes double for Republican gubernatorial candidates who would lower the minimum wage in a heartbeat but get in a tizzy because someone said it out loud. Fine multiplied by 10 if you’re outraged over the size of the public employee pensions that have allowed you to make a million dollars a week.


  40. - Smoggie - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:01 pm:

    If you endorse a candidate currently under indictment, you can be added to the indictment as a co-conspirator.


  41. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    Using MSNBC or Fox News talking points to answer a straight-forward answer that needs no talking points requires the person answering to end with’

    “I don’t think for myself on this issue, so cable news tells me my opinion.”


  42. - John A Logan - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Lobbyists actually have to wear lobster suits when in the Capitol building.


  43. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    No flop sweating. That’s what happens when you’re caught saying one thing then try with all your might to walk it back.


  44. - John A Logan - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    This story needs a quote from State Senator David Luectefeld. He is after all the Illinois elected official with the most wins.

    http://www.ihsa.org/data/bkb/records/acoach.htm


  45. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Members of the General Assembly;

    If you vote 98% or higher with your Caucus Leadership AND you are not part of Caucus Leadership, you have to wear a baret that looks like a Mushroom top from Mario Brothers until you get below 98% the next Cycle.


  46. - Jeff Trigg - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:28 pm:

    Switch the ballot access rules for Democrats and Republicans with the rules for independents and “others”. For statewide Ds and Rs would need 25,000 and need 5% for Congress and the GA.

    Ban Democrats and Republicans from appearing on the ballot for the GA or Congress for 25 years just like they did to independent candidates.

    Legislative salaries based on the average personal income in Illinois, minus a percentage equal to the unemployment rate.

    If any legislator votes for a law that is later ruled unconstitutional at the state or federal level that legislator must resign and is forbidden from holding elective office again.

    24/7/365 video cameras on all state and federal level politicians.

    A ban on any tax money being used to pay for professional sports or entertainment.

    At the budget deadline- locked doors, magic mushrooms, black lights, music, and video cameras until a balanced budget is passed.


  47. - Jerome Horwitz - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:28 pm:

    Have a Plan Rule - Any politician recommending cuts in spending must immediately produce a plan.


  48. - PolPal56 - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    Read the Illinois Constitution, followed by a vocabulary lesson provided by one of our excellent public school teachers. Included are the words “diminished,” “impaired,” “enforceable,” and “contractual.”


  49. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    No more pensions for legislators. This should be a temporary job of service, not your golden parachute.

    No more than 2 relatives on the state payroll at any one time. I don’t care how qualified your mom, dad, brothers and sisters are.

    No more no-bid contracts, except in the case of absolute, near life-and-death emergencies.

    Annual reports for 2013 must be posted online before the end of 2014. Some agencies haven’t updated their online reports since 2006. It’s inexcusable.


  50. - 4 percent - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    Remove the Republican and Democrat monikers on ballots and let people research and vote on the merits!!


  51. - Phenomynous - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 1:52 pm:

    Newly elected Governors must live off of minimum wage for the duration of their term. In addition, they are not able to access their own wealth until their term is up.

    They can, as a perk of the job, stay and eat at the Governor’s Mansion for free, which should offset some of the income loss that they might endure.


  52. - Give Me A Break - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:00 pm:

    Witness Slips and testimony be allowed in the Rules or Assignments Committees.


  53. - downstate hack - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:16 pm:

    $5,000 fine for any Illinois politician telling the truth. Second offense $10,000 NEVER MIND, That will never happen!!!


  54. - PhoenixRising - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:32 pm:

    Sunset Commission


  55. - AFSCME Steward - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    24 Second clock on Quinn rambling


  56. - Ronnie - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Reformat the request for verification process. Instead of calling out names ones by one after the vote to see whether members are in the chamber, allow for a red challenge flag to be thrown by either floor leader. Subsequently, a neutral party (State Supreme Court judge) will come into the chamber and enter into a video review booth. After further video review, the neutral party will provide direction on whether the vote ruling on the chamber floor is confirmed. Each side gets two challenges per day. If the ruling on the chamber floor is confirmed, the losing party forfeits a 2 hour caucus timeout.


  57. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:05 pm:

    - AFSCME Steward -,

    Might be for the win …


  58. - MrJM - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    The Designated Hitter Rule — Illinois campaigns can identify one person permitted to forge signatures on behalf of the candidate.

    The (Expletive) Golden Rule — One may not compare a politician to Rod Blagojevich unless and until said politician has been indicted.

    The Rule of Thumb — Politicians are banned from pointing fingers at each other regarding Illinois’ financial woes. They must now point with their thumbs..

    The Rule of Threes — Illinois politicians must specify A) what they’re going to do, and B) how they’re going to pay for it.

    The Rooney Rule — Don’t pick Paul Vallas as your running mate.

    The Rule of Pseudonyms — Anyone who posts an argument on CapFax without coming up with a nickname can be very safely ignored, and is deemed to have lost the argument before it has begun.

    The Rule of Gravity — Illinois politics is much too important to be taken seriously.

    – MrJM


  59. - walker - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    No scream rule.

    Opera lessons for those who rehearse their screams of outrage.

    Mandatory caucus fight song serenades by repeat offenders.


  60. - Smoggie - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    If you either:
    a) Call somebody a hypocrite; or
    b) Demand a public apology for some perceived slight,
    then you forever forfeit all First Amendment freedom of speech.

    Ok, maybe that is a bit extreme.
    But not by much.


  61. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:44 pm:

    - Smoggie -,

    There are hypocrites, so no one can point them out? I guess you take eveyone at their word, even if the facts say otherwise?

    Yikes!

    Anypne who answers a direct question with talking points that have nothing do do with the topic of the question, or what the answer to the question may be must end their deflection with;

    “I don’t want to answer your question so I hope I bored you enough to let me move on from it.”


  62. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:46 pm:

    - MrJM -,

    You are classic!


  63. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 3:54 pm:

    Until Paul Vallas moves back to Illinois and begins campaigning, Scott Lee Cohen serves as Pat Quinn’s running mate.


  64. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:08 pm:

    Lazy political reporters should be barred from calling the same two or three academians for reactions when significant political events occur. Nearly all of them dish out the same tired responses, and few of them would have a clue about a modern campaign. Further, in their academic cocoons, they are as likely to encounter an average voter as they would a flamingo.


  65. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:11 pm:

    Throwing stuff on the House Floor will require 25 hours of community service as a preschool aide.


  66. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:12 pm:

    Every serious race must have a monthly “beer summit” with thier opponent.

    No staff, no family, no reporters, no phones, no recording devices, no record.

    Share 2 beverages, and just talk to each other, no campaign stuff.


  67. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:14 pm:

    Any legislator or elected official who calls pension cuts “pension reform” will have their pension calculated based on Bruce Rauner’s definition of the minimum wage.


  68. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:16 pm:

    AWillyWord Con$ulting is designated as the “Official State Consulting Firm.”


  69. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:20 pm:

    ===AWillyWord Con$ulting is designated as the “Official State Consulting Firm.” ===

    Why did I have an image of the American Idol judges watching Ads, Debates ….lol

    A 500 word essay on “The Importance of Edmund Burke” must be turned into the House Clerk or Senate Secretary for any Mushroom voting “Present”


  70. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:28 pm:

    Everyone in the General Assembly pushes their own buttons to vote just like on Jeopardy.


  71. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Jan 10, 14 @ 4:44 pm:

    No speaking out of both corners of one’s mouth. Period. Take a stand and stick to it–kind of like Marriage: for better or for worse!


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          * Unlikely Hero Does the Right Thing After Hundreds Pass Right On By
          * Americans Were Asked If They Think Obama Loves America. He May Not Love the Results.
          * Grandma Who Thinks She’s Watching Her Granddaughter Graduate From Afar is in For A Big Surprise
          * Kirk Condemns ISIS Kidnapping of Hundreds of Assyrian Christians
          * Scott Walker's response to a heckler brought crowd roaring to their feet
          * ISIS Destroys Archaeological Treasures in Mosul
          * Vince Vaughn Makes Plunge Into Icy Water of Lake Michigan
          * Minority Leader Durkin calls for end to lame duck sessions


          * IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather - Tornadoes, floods and severe storms can happen any time of year
          * IDHS helps more than 5,000 individuals with disabilities find jobs - Program offers necessary tools to earn a living wage and become more independent
          * 24th Anniversary Desert Storm Remembrance Ceremony
          * Illinois Department of Human Rights Announces 2015 Spring Training Schedule
          * Snow and Freezing Rain to Impact Travel in Illinois - IDOT Crews Prepared to Battle Winter Weather this Weekend




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