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Question of the day

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

* It’s kinda late in the day for a “serious” question, so how about we lighten things up with a caption contest? Rep. Lou Lang and Gov. Pat Quinn share a moment…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


57 Comments
  1. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    Hey Lou, where’d you get the purple tie?


  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:55 pm:

    Rep. Lang - Governor, seriously, get a hold of yourself,

    Gov. Quinn - Brownies. Cheetos. Brownies. Pink Floyd …


  3. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    So, Governor, how many “Rep. Lou Lang” hats do you wanna buy? How about the polos?


  4. - Norseman - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Lou, keep it to yourself, but I’m really looking forward to that first marijuana cigarette.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    “Lou, your tie is talking to me…”


  6. - Norseman - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Lou, do you think Rauner would quit the race if I supported your gambling expansion and offered him one of the Chicago casinos?


  7. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    “Lou, is incompetence one of the conditions coverered in the new marijuana law?”


  8. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    “Pat, you’re zoning. (Forceful whisper) PAT!”

    “Lou, the tile on the floor is turning into the deck of cards from Alice in Wonderland… “


  9. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    According to Jaffe, slots at tracks is four-to-one against, but a Chicago-owned casino is a real long-shot Lou.


  10. - Juice - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    So Pat, what if Fenwick got a casino?


  11. - Mittuns - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    PQ: “Quiet, Lou. Squeezy and I are having a staring contest.”


  12. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    Listen Lou - about that one night we double bunked…


  13. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    At the Motel 8?


  14. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    Yeah - I’m getting calls from the Sun-Times on it.


  15. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:05 pm:

    That wasn’t me. It was Rutherford.


  16. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:05 pm:

    Holy Crap!


  17. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:06 pm:

    I heard he had a thing for middle-aged bald guys.


  18. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:07 pm:

    By the grace of Rosie’s doggie adoption - I shall be revenged!


  19. - Roadiepig - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:07 pm:

    - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    “Lou, is incompetence one of the conditions coverered in the new marijuana law?”

    You nailed it G.O.M!


  20. - mokenavince - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:15 pm:

    Lou you know all about the ponies can you give me some advice. Ya’ know whens the next boat race, I gat’a hunch and would like to bet a bunch.


  21. - A guy... - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:16 pm:

    In light of the circumstances, reserve two rooms.


  22. - A guy... - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    Are you kidding, open bar and free joints to people playing slots?


  23. - langhorne - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    “lou, take me out for bingo night. i want to see how that is working out. maybe buy some pull tabs. you know, live it up.”


  24. - The End Is Near - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    “Governor, I hope you’re not suggesting that I had anything to do with the state’s financial mess. I’ve only been down here 27 years.”


  25. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:20 pm:

    “Lou, could I use your ‘robber barons’ quote in my campaign?”


  26. - Bluefish - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    I’ll have what he’s having.


  27. - Dirty Red - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    And they stayed silent for another five minutes at which point Rep. Lang departed claiming he had better things to do (Hawks game started).


  28. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:48 pm:

    Gov. Pat Quinn winces after losing yet another staring contest, while Lang taunts his foe by continuing to stare at him for another twenty-five minutes.


  29. - southof80 - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 3:57 pm:

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII’LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Betcha!


  30. - Inthenews2 - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    Governor, I was serious when I said you should have picked me to be your running mate.


  31. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    Hey, Lou, who does your hair?


  32. - woodchuck - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:09 pm:

    “Lou, I swear I had nothing to do with those “Dump Lou. It’s Time” bumper stickers from the 90’s”


  33. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:16 pm:

    Rep Lang: Now we have the Marijuana thing worked out, you can help me as the chair of the gaming to get some more casino’s
    Quinn “Where do you want the next casino”


  34. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:17 pm:

    The bar is high today!

    “Yes, Lou, Squeezy will let go of you, but we have a couple things to discuss first.”


  35. - The Captain - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:21 pm:

    “Lou, it’s a big election year, you think you can help me out with the budget?”

    “You bet.”


  36. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    “Pot” (Q)
    “Check” - (Lang)
    “Gambling”. (Q)
    “Check”. - (Lang )
    “Prosti….”


  37. - Give Me A Break - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:26 pm:

    Gov to Lou: So, you really can adjourn them when you are in the Speaker’s Chair?


  38. - The End Is Near - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    “Read my forehead: No New Taxes.”


  39. - Dizzy Cow - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    FAAAARRRRR OUTTTTTT


  40. - Hello - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:37 pm:

    Hey do you think we could share a room. Ahem, you know to save tax payers money. Ahh Ok? Sound good?


  41. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:46 pm:

    Well, now that the last few republicans have moved away. We can fleece without worry now!!!!


  42. - Commonsense in Illinois - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 4:48 pm:

    Lou, really…you gotta try this stuff…


  43. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 5:05 pm:

    “Lou, look who left her banjo on the floor, in the corner, … unattended?”


  44. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 5:15 pm:

    “Lou. Do. Not. Look. I got my new puppy trained and… just outside Sheila’s door…”


  45. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 5:35 pm:

    So you want to fly out to Colorado and find out first hand about the Medical Marijuana? Then we could maybe drive down and do a little fly fishing with Rahm and Bruce!


  46. - walker - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 5:38 pm:

    Any of those horses eat soy beans?


  47. - KGB - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 5:55 pm:

    Lou Lang visits the newest exhibit in the Illinois Wax Museum…and is not impressed.


  48. - KGB - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 5:56 pm:

    Cont’d

    States “Not much better than the original.”


  49. - Norseman - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 6:53 pm:

    “Lou Lang: Congratulations. How do you feel?
    Gov. Quinn: I gotta pee.”


  50. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 8:45 pm:

    “Lou: Whatdya mean? PQ: Well I MEAN that ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease’ Lou, sure, but what I’ve been tryin’ to TELL ya, to your face for YEARS now ‘cuz ya just won’t LISTen, is that your Casino Bill is STILL just SO greasy with favoritism and ethical problems, Lou–I think I’d BARF, right here–on YOU, if I even THOUGHT about signin’ it, Lou. So ya really just need to pull out your Mr. Clean and cut the grease–and ya’d better do it FAST, ‘cuz I am really feelin’ like I need to barf right now….

    Lou: Really, Governor? PQ: OH God, yeah, yeah, REALly–you ‘n your dang Gamblin’–ughhh…you’ll really have to excuse me Lou–where’s the Men’s Room, hmm…!”


  51. - Oh, Come On - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 9:09 pm:

    “Hairline Creations” wants to us to appear in print advertising? Like Steve Ontiveros and Larry Cox of the Cubs when they were fitted for rugs?


  52. - zatoichi - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 9:56 pm:

    I saw Rauner drinking a pina colada at Saputo’s …and his hair was perfect.


  53. - anon - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 10:09 pm:

    Hey Lou, did you hear what I did to those retirees?


  54. - DuPage Bard - Thursday, Feb 13, 14 @ 11:10 pm:

    Statler and Waldorf commiserate on their chosen material to heckle the next GOP debate.


  55. - Frosty-The Snowman - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 6:02 am:

    Quinn: What can we come up with now in the way of useless drivel to distract the voters attention from the governmental mess we have allowed to take place?
    Lang: How about passing a law making it National Squirrel Day? Soccer moms and kids will laud you for it. The media will slobber over you and your concern for poor defenseless creatures who are never made to feel important.
    Quinn: I like it!


  56. - concern1 - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 7:41 am:

    Lou You talking to me…I’m sorry I always look this way I have never had a clue since taking this office!


  57. - the Cardinal - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 8:46 am:

    LL ” back of the casinos and currency exchanges and I’ll get you the vending machine assoc endorsement”
    PQ ” I’m Ok with the exchanges and casinos as long it doesn’t hurt Kids, Old People, the Handicapped or Veterans. Can I get a PACman machine at the Mansion? “


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