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And the winners are…

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

* Sen. Bill Cunningham’s choice for yesterday’s caption contest winner was this one by Jeff Trigg

Does freezing Lake Michigan water stimulate the growth of hair? Ask Sen. Cunningham.

* My personal favorite was posted by Sangamon GOP

As the rest of the Illinois GOP primary moved on, Dan Rutherford was left in an awkward position.

Sen. Cunningham has graciously donated $200 to our Special Olympics Chicago fundraising page, which put us over $5,000. I’ll be making my own contribution a bit later today.

* Meanwhile, from a press release…

State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) has introduced legislation expanding restrictions enacted last year to prevent police from using aerial drones to infringe on individuals’ privacy rights. His new proposal prohibits law enforcement from requiring private individuals or companies, except in certain emergencies, to hand over information gathered by drones they own. The Senate Criminal Law Committee approved the plan [yesterday], clearing the way for a vote of the full Senate.

“The need to impose restrictions on drone usage is important so that our legal protections keep pace with advances in technology,” said Biss, who also sponsored last year’s Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. “As it became clear that individuals and corporations would also be using drones, we needed to put in place measures ensuring law enforcement could not bypass the warrant process by simply requisitioning footage collected by other people’s drones.”

* The photo included with the release…

Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


47 Comments
  1. - Louis G. Atsaves - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:05 am:

    Biss drones on drones.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:06 am:

    “I got ‘6 of one’ here…”


  3. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    “This guy testifying here looks that way, this woman testifying earlier looked that way, and I was like, ‘Hey, what do you want from me?’…”


  4. - northshore cynic - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    I hold in my hand the solution to all of the State’s money woes.


  5. - Not Rich - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:13 am:

    “Bet you all are wishing Schoenberg was still here”!!


  6. - tikkunolam - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:14 am:

    A young Magneto casually snags a passing drone.


  7. - Dave Dahl - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:14 am:

    “If you wish in one hand …”


  8. - Mittuns - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    On Wednesday, Comedian Jerry Seinfeld debuts his drone bit during a Senate Committee hearing.


  9. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    John Kerry talks about his ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign. “It was mine for the taking, practically in the palm of my hand. But I listened to those damn consultants who said wearing a barn jacket would be perfect for my image.”


  10. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    “On my right, my good friend Harvey the Rabbit”.


  11. - MrJM - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:18 am:

    “And I’ll just say the magic words and — ta-da! — your coin has vanished!”

    – MrJM


  12. - OneMan - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:18 am:

    For a moment, he spoke of what Madigan said to him..


  13. - OneMan - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:19 am:

    Bliss explained that he had to calm Governor Quinn down because he had read the bill as being against droning on…


  14. - Mittuns - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:20 am:

    “Okay, Senator, now turn to the camera and hold out your hand. We’ll photoshop the pineapple in later.”


  15. - W - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:21 am:

    Biss is one of those Democrats who’s always in touch with the most urgent needs of the average working family. It must be the result of coming from such humble origins.


  16. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:21 am:

    So when I told the Speaker I was leaving the House to run for the Senate, he said, “well, I guess you’ll be wanting these back then.”


  17. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:22 am:

    “Ahh, the Strawberries…”


  18. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:28 am:

    “…and a ‘dozen’ in this hand.”

    Finishing the joke…


  19. - Robo - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    Then that guy from “Cosmos” held the sun in his hand like this. That’s cool!


  20. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:30 am:

    OK, folks. I’ve had to delete a few posts that were going over the line.

    Keep it clean.

    Thanks.


  21. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    Senator Biss testifies holding all of the documented instances to date of police drones spying on the public in Illinois.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:34 am:

    You’re going to take testimony from ‘Squeezy’? It’s a cartoon snake! No, no, let the animated reptile speak. Go ahead..,”


  23. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    “You are all my colleagues, and I respect you all. That is why I will NOT disclose which … Mushroom … wanted direct testimony… from a drone. Welp, ‘fire away’..,”


  24. - lil enchilada - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:39 am:

    (singing) I’ve got the whole world in my hand…


  25. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:40 am:

    okay, now cough


  26. - justsayin' - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:51 am:

    Sorry but the Sangamon GOP’s caption was another cheap shot.


  27. - dupage dan - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:52 am:

    A drone in the hand is worth - hey, where’d it go?


  28. - Not Rich - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:53 am:

    47 WARD!!!!!!!!!BRAVO


  29. - dupage dan - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    Ok, this is a good one - what is this?

    Right, an upside down spider.

    Now, when I put my 2 hands together……

    Hey, I got a million of them. I’m good at parties, too.


  30. - Jeff Trigg - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    Cool, thanks. Receding hairline jokes are up my alley. GO Special Olympics.


  31. - Jake From Elwood - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:04 pm:

    “and then Amazon will drop the self-help books I ordered right here in my hand…”


  32. - Come on man! - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:09 pm:

    Drones? Where we are going we wont need drones!


  33. - Agricola - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:10 pm:

    “As a practicing large animal veterinarian…”


  34. - DuPage - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:10 pm:

    @MrJM11:18=ta da, your coin has vanished=

    Ta da, your COLA coin has vanished.


  35. - LincolnLounger - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:24 pm:

    “How much longer do I have to go being the smartest guy in the room? Really — it’s exhausting.”


  36. - A guy... - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:25 pm:

    Ala Al Gore: “We’re going to put these drones in a lock box…”


  37. - Judgment Day - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    “Here’s an example of the very latest in low observability drone technology….”


  38. - Boone's is Back - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    “We’ve got these drones by their two engines!”


  39. - OneMan - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    You know what it takes to develop legislation to deal with esoteric issues related to drones…


  40. - Huh? - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    I had it right here a minute ago.


  41. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 1:53 pm:

    “And then, Harry Potter caught the Golden Snitch, and held it like this. Gryffindor beat Slytherin…”


  42. - PERPLEXED - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    “Do you see this drone…? Seriously, thats the problem, you can’t see these drones!” That why there use has to be monitored more closely .


  43. - zatoichi - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 2:05 pm:

    Just put some extra spin on the ball and it will curve out, then back in every time.


  44. - Living in Machiaville - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    “…yeah well you should have seen the moth!”


  45. - Judgment Day - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 2:13 pm:

    “As you can see, I am holding the drone I caught this morning spying on me as I was tirelessly working night and day on this legislation….”


  46. - LBJ - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 3:03 pm:

    How do you like my invisible Huevos?


  47. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    This is how grasp the illinois public


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