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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

* Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Gov. Pat Quinn during a recent bridge dedication ceremony…

Keep it clean, people.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


57 Comments
  1. - Nonplussed - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 9:54 am:

    Don’t show me


  2. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 9:55 am:

    –Keep it clean, people.–

    C’mon, man.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 9:57 am:

    Gov. Quinn visited me recently, and all he wanted to do was look in my fridge. Now, in my fridge I has a foot long Hoagie, and I told Gov. Quinn I have food like that all the time in my fridge and his mouth watered…”


  4. - MrJM - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 9:58 am:

    “I can’t believe I let Nixon convince me to lick an iron beam. Again.”

    – MrJM


  5. - Mittuns - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 9:58 am:

    Governor Quinn takes a licking and keeps in ticking.


  6. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 9:59 am:

    Nixon created a slight breach of ettiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat.


  7. - The Colossus of Roads - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:00 am:

    While Gov. Quinn does a Michael Jordan imitation, Gov. Nixon prepares his final strike on Illinois. Kamehameha!


  8. - frmrILSIP - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:01 am:

    “The man behind me may be the worst Miley Cyrus impersonator ever, but…”


  9. - Mittuns - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:03 am:

    Missouri is a bridge away from Illinois, but a Nixon away from becoming Alabama.


  10. - Bluefish - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:03 am:

    George “The Animal” Steel throws new WWF star “Super Cardinals Fan” into the turnbuckle.


  11. - OneMan - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:05 am:

    The pure joy of being able to use the phrases ‘The People of Illinois good a true’ as well as a being able to reference the mighty Mississippi several times in one speech case Quinn so much enlightenment he began to literally lick his chops.


  12. - Joe from Joliet - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:07 am:

    Nixon -

    “Cardinal burgers, Cardinal burgers, Cardinal burgers …..”


  13. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:07 am:

    “So I told the governor, bite your tongue before you repeat that “Mighty Mississippi” line! I didn’t think he would take me literally.”


  14. - Mittuns - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:12 am:

    Nixon: And this is how Mizzurah will liberate Downstate Illinois…


  15. - Nonplussed - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:15 am:

    See, if you take “downstate” Illinois, and annex it to Missouri, then the average IQ’s of both States double!


  16. - Todd - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:15 am:

    I’ll serve up the republican’s liver with farver beans


  17. - PolPal56 - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:15 am:

    A bored Governor Quinn plays “goofy faces” with a little girl in the front row.


  18. - Arizona Bob - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:16 am:

    Gosh it’s hot out here. It’s making me pant! Must be global warming. Time to raise gas, coal, electricity taxes by 50% and give it to my campaigners and contributors. THEY can solve this horrible heat problem!


  19. - Norseman - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:17 am:

    That Courtesy Diner Slinger was so good!


  20. - A. Nonymous - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:18 am:

    “Thanks to this bridge, the invasion begins at 11. Hope he hurries up this speech so I can get out of the way.”
    - Quinn

    “Thanks to this bridge, the invasion begins at noon. Have to hurry up this speech and get out of the way.”
    - Nixon


  21. - Joan P. - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:19 am:

    “I wonder if it’s cold enough for my tongue to freeze to the bridge.”


  22. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:20 am:

    Nixon: “And now it is my pleasure to introduce a man who knows something about selling people bridges. He’s been selling bridges to Illinois voters for over a quarter century, and they keep right on buying them… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn!”

    Quinn: “Ooh I caught a snowflake!” *spits* “That wasn’t a snowflake!”


  23. - Downstate - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:21 am:

    Nixon: “And as Governor Quinn has reminded me, this bridge connects Illinois to Missouri. It also connects Missouri to Illinois!”


  24. - Roadiepig - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    Not shown- a separate news conference given by the Baron: ” This is just another example of career politicians, spending yours and MY money building useless bridges that I never use. Government union bosses likely bribed these career politicians into building this useless bridge to steal more of the taxpayer’s dollars to pad their overly generous pensions”

    Tomorrow, all of the state newspaper’s editorial boards will pat the Barron on his back for bringing this waste of public money to their attention, and each paper will have the press conference as a front page story. The Baron’s press conference, that is….


  25. - Smitty Irving - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:26 am:

    Quinn: “I’m biting my tongue in case he utters ‘1908 World Series Champs’ or ‘Billy Sianis’ … .”


  26. - John A Logan - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:28 am:

    Governor Quinn prepares to stick his thumbs in his ears and yell “nan a nan a boo boo” at Bill Daley and Lisa Madigan seated in the front row of the audience.


  27. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:29 am:

    OK, let’s see. I’m speaking next..bridge dedication, hmmm. The Veterans Memorial Bridge. Don’t know why they insisted on naming it after Musial too. He died last year, didn’t he? Stan the Man was a veteran. Should have just let us name it for veterans. We can’t do enough to help those brave men and women. How many veterans worked on this bridge? I’ll have to ask somebody about that. I wonder how many veterans will drive over the bridge. This bridge, the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, goes over the Mississippi river, the longest river in North America. The Mighty Mississippi. Our rivers and lakes are our heritage, and we need to protect them and keep them clean. Rivers are a source of fresh water, our most precious resource. Illinois corn and soybeans travel to market on the river that runs under this bridge. Bridges connect people. This bridge connects people in Illinois to people in Missouri. Missouri is the Show Me state. I should have worn my White Sox hat. I wonder what Robin is going to do with Paulie, Dunn and this new guy. They can’t all play first base. Nixon is still talking? I wonder if he’s related to Richard Nixon. President Nixon once said, “I don’t know a lot about politics, but I do know a lot about baseball…” Yeah, that’s good. Use that.


  28. - Dave Victor - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:30 am:

    “Mmm, movie butter.


  29. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:31 am:

    Gov. Quinn thinks he’s trying to get rid of the taste of St. Louis Cardinals success, but he’s savoring the taste of Cubs failure.


  30. - Siyotanka - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:32 am:

    Oooo…I can…I can touch the corners of my mouth with my tongue…Weee!


  31. - Downstater - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:39 am:

    Quinn, Gosh, I should have worn my CUBS hat and blue scarf. That Nixon looks sharp. Wonder, if I could get Nixon to trade teams?


  32. - A guy... - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    When will I ever learn; no beef jerky before speeches.


  33. - Cook County Commoner - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:55 am:

    And this bridge truly goes to nowhere: Illinois.


  34. - A guy... - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 10:56 am:

    Hope this bridge is better than the one in my mouth that I can’t keep glued in when it gets this cold.


  35. - BIG R. Ph. - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    One Democrat that is going places and one that is………not


  36. - Kerfuffle - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:24 am:

    PQ: Is this the best bridge to take to get to Fast Eddie’s from St. Louis? I’m really hungry.


  37. - Upon Further Review - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:35 am:

    Stan “the Man” Musial was a US Navy veteran. The Cardinals blamed his absence due to military service for the team finishing second to the Chicago Cubs in 1945. On the other hand, the Cardinals won three straight war-time pennants before Musial shipped out. The Cards won again in 1946. Cubs when? Cubs when?


  38. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:43 am:

    Governor Quinn prepares to take off his clothes and ride the wrecking ball!


  39. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:48 am:

    After the security detail pulled Gov. Quinn off of Gov. Nixon, Quinn explained that he had seen the lollypop stuck to the back of Nixon’s coat and he just couldn’t stop himself. “I just love green lolly pops, and Jay wasn’t going to eat it.” said Quinn.


  40. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:50 am:

    Gov. Quinn acknowledges local businessman Jason Plummer.


  41. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    As a public service announcement, anyone in the area of Lake and Michigan, watch out for huge chunks of ice falling from that crazy Stone Container building.

    After yesterday’s foot of snow, here comes the flood. Friday’s forecast: Frogs falling from the sky.


  42. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 11:57 am:

    (I think that breath mint I found in my pocket and just popped in my mouth is really Ex-Lax. Will anyone notice if I spit it out into the River? Here goes!)


  43. - TomSawyer - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 12:04 pm:

    Nixon: So, let’s open this here bridge and go get some ice cream.
    Quinn: Yum


  44. - enoughalready - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 12:09 pm:

    Pat Quinn salivates as he is about to announce a new toll booth on the Illinois side.


  45. - Now What? - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 12:13 pm:

    Come on, Pat! Don’t you have some Chicago hat in the glove box for situations like this? Such a nerd. Takes a licking, keeps on ticking.


  46. - Mason born - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    A tale of two governors. Both struggling to accomplish their political agenda.

    Jay Nixon fights an Opposition party which dominates both chambers of the legislature with filibuster proof majorities and refuses to listen to him.

    Pat Quinn fights his party which dominates both chambers of the legislature with filibuster proof majorities and refuses to listen to him.

    Quinn “This guy is so lucky he only has republicans to deal with.”


  47. - PolPal56 - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    “Mom was right! My face did freeze this way!”


  48. - Boone's is Back - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    “I thought they were supposed to have red tails…”


  49. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    Illinoisans Using New Bridge To Leave State Get Heckled By Quinn


  50. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 2:11 pm:

    Nixon works it - Quinn twerks it


  51. - Mason born - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    “Okay so Nixon was right i should have ate at Mike Shannons instead of here in where am i again? just can’t get this “steak” out of my teeth.”


  52. - Walter Mitty - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    Governor, watch this… I am doing the fake sign language better than the Obama guy…


  53. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    “Okay, Pat. Keep it clean back there.”


  54. - Rob Roy - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 4:31 pm:

    Nice Butt!


  55. - Empty Suit - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 7:02 pm:

    “Ok I know Governor Quinn is behind me sticking his tongue out, I also know he’s one can short of a six pack…can I get a witness!!”


  56. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 7:51 pm:

    “Red Birds, Red Birds–yeah, yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah—Take THAT Jay–ha–I’m stickin’ my tongue out at you RIGHT NOW and YOU can’t SEE ME! Ha ha ha HA HA!!! White Sox rule–White Sox rule…Bridge or NO Bridge!!”


  57. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Feb 18, 14 @ 8:58 pm:

    Lola…La,La,La,La…Lola….


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