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Photos of the day

Monday, Mar 17, 2014

* Bruce Rauner and dog…

* Zombies in the mail box…

* Bill Brady and running mate…

* And last but not least…

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  1. - Noy Noy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    That’s some good camo on Bruce. I can’t tell if he’s holding a bird or part of his shirt.

  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:44 pm:


    Brady, “Well, wadda ya gonna do?”

  3. - Noy Noy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    Does Ditka charge for his endorsements? Not directly, but do you pay Ditka like $50,000 to headline a fundraiser for you and as part of the package he endorses you at the event?

  4. - Belle - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    I wonder where Rauner rented the dog?

  5. - Toure's Latte - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    Regular Ditka, or mini-Ditka?

  6. - Soccermom - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    Rauner: “Vote for me or the dog gets it.”

  7. - lake county democrat - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    I always suspected Mike Ditka was an alien.

  8. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    “Bruce! The dog … it’s fine. Just look here. It’s a picture, if you want, we can add other stuffed animals to make it look liked you hunt, but seriously, the dog is fine, just smile …”

    “Fine. ‘Props’, can you do something with the ears, Bruce thinks raising the ears a little makes the dog look…like a ‘hunter-er’ or something …so lift the ears please …”

    “Bruce, (sigh) … the only stuffed animals that will fit into the stuff dog’s mouth are the weasel, a cartoonish rabbit, a golf club head cover we found of a Gofer with the initials ‘T’ and ‘C’ stitched on the back… and… a Meerkat that is missing an eye …No, you think about it Bruce, we have time…”

    “Bruce, (sigh) … the only stuffed animals that will fit into the stuff dog’s mouth are the weasel, a cartoonish rabbit, a golf club head cover we found of a Gofer with the initials ‘T’ and ‘C’ stitched on the back… and… a Meerkat that is missing an eye …No, you think about it Bruce, we have time…”

    “Mr. Rauner, sir, we have all been patient. The dog looks fine. We are not going to …’paint’ the dog black for a black Lab … we know its stuffed, but its just a prop … how about we take a couple with the dog, yes, with the ears up, nothing in the mouth and keep the dog this color … humor us…”

    “Please, Mr. Rauner … it’s stuffed … we can’t make it ’sit’ …the dog is stuffed standing. Yes, …I can see that point …yes, a sitting dog shows like you are the ‘Master’ or whatever you said … but THIS dog …is stuffed …standing …”

    “Mister. Rauner. We can NOT … have a deer standing next to you… and the dog. Sir, …why… why would a deer be standing with you and ‘your dog’? This isn’t ‘Animal Kingdom’, ok, the only deer we have in the semi is a ’standing deer’ …No! That makes no sense to have the deer standing with you and the dog …you have ‘hunted’, right?…”

    “Ok, I think we are ready …Mr. Rauner, stand there, next TO the dog, with the ears up, and you can hold ‘Rodent 615′ from the truck, … yep … just like that … put the shades… yes, on your face, not on the brim of the hat … great … yes! Right foot forward, look natural …No, do not look at the dog, look here sir … the dog is fine … hold the prop up higher, like you are proud you got it … yes … look here … the dog is not going to fall over, its anchored … no, Bruce, the dog looks steady, look here please … no, hold the Rodent higher like ‘Lookey-Lookey’ … tilt the hat just a bit back … I know we can’t SEE your eyes, but we want to see your face … Fix Mr. Rauner’s hat … ok… perfect … Bruce, seriously, look HERE … if you move your head, the hat will move … The. Dog. Does. Not. Need. A. Bandana! Bruce, I am going to take away the dog … I know you want the stuffed dog in the picture …. yes, even though its standing and not sitting, I get it … but the bandana might be too much …(pause) …Yes…Yes, I know you are paying for this … ‘Can somepone find me a bandana for the prop dog?’ … Seriously? ‘Do we have a “red” bandana for the dog?’ … only a black one Bruce … That’s ok? … Now! Now, we have the bandana on the stuffed dog, the sunglasses on, the right foot forward, you are smiling … yes, yes the Rodent in your hand … let’s make some magic …”

  9. - OneMan - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    Candidate knocks on door…

    Onema answers: Who are you
    Candidate: I’m Batnik
    Oneman votes for Batnik if he did that…

  10. - No Buddies - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    But who is Hurricane Ditka endorsing?

  11. - x ace - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    Plowing ground already Plowed ?

    The Rauner and his dog picture was posted on here in Sept 2013 by the substitute host.

    ( Appears Mr. Lorimor scooped Mr. Miller by 6 months )

  12. - A modest proposal - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    Republicans really need to take some of their zombie candidates to “the grove” and tell the
    To “look at the flowers”

  13. - A modest proposal - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    I think it’s a glove, not his shirt or a bird

  14. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:01 pm:

    “Is it one Ditka, or lil Ditkas at every polling place, or regular size multiple Ditkas at the Headquarters?”

  15. - Wumpus - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    See, I’m not like Romney at all! No car rides for Fido!
    -Bruce Rauner

  16. - Irish - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:07 pm:

    “Bruce Almighty” hunts doves over sunflowers planted by a union state employee.

  17. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    Brady, “Are you just going to sleep when I talk or are you going to ask me questions?”

  18. - aunt_petunia - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:09 pm:

    Rauner: “Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting gov’ment union bosses.”

  19. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    “My name is Brady, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. What do you think I am going to do today

  20. - Old Shepherd - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    Rauner: “This blood on my shirt? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

  21. - Old Shepherd - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    Brady sings,

    “Dear sir I write this note to inform you of my plight,
    And at the time of writing I am not a pretty sight.
    My body is all black and blue, my face a deathly gray.
    I write this note to tell you why Brady’s not at work today.”

  22. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    oops just tending my medical marijuana.

  23. - Archiesmom - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Just got my first robocall from the IEA asking me to pull a Republican ballot and vote for Dillard. Just this one time.

  24. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:24 pm:

    Is it true that Rauner switched his official residence from Chicago back to Winnetka to avoid paying the $5 dog license fee in Chicago? Yet another example of high taxes and fees forcing people to flee Chicago.

  25. - A. Nonymous - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:29 pm:

    Seems a bird that small would be nothing more than a few bloody feathers if he were actually hunting with what he’s holding.

    There’s a limit to how stage a photo needs to be……

  26. - gabe - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    “Vote for me or I’ll shoot this dog.”

  27. - Walker - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:33 pm:

    I believe this picture. Boots are scuffed. Dog’s for real.

    This ain’t John Kerry lost in a field with a new gun.

    Rauner campaign response to ISRA. That box is checked.

  28. - Mittuns - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:37 pm:

    - Mr. Rauner showcases his new pandering wardrobe, brought to you by the Todd Vandermyde School of Fashion and Design.
    - Poll tested and rightwinger approved.

    AMC presents… The Walking Precincts.

    State Sen. Bill Brady waxes poetically on his favorite soup recipes.

  29. - wordslinger - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    Everything’s zombies these days.

  30. - Palanon - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Isn’t that a wabbit?

  31. - Zoom - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 2:00 pm:

    Ditka the player is a good endorsement. Ditka the coach? Meh.

  32. - Big Muddy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    Looks like a nice double 28 ga or .410 Brucy is holding. Probably worth a few K.

  33. - truthteller - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 2:09 pm:

    Camo attire can’t hide the fact that ,though he is campaigning as outsider , he is an insider of the first order

  34. - nobody - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    Received robo call from the
    IEA President encouraging me to vote for Dillard in the Republican Primary regardless of my party affiliation. I am not an IEA or IFT member nor am I a teacher.


  35. - Nobody - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 3:22 pm:

    I received a robo call from the IEA president encouraging me to vote for Dillard in the Republican primary even if I am a Democrat. I am not an IEA or IFT member and am not a teacher.

  36. - Cook County Commoner - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 3:34 pm:

    Probable a Purdey & Sons shotgun. Dog no doubt is pedigree. Bet the shotgun and dog are worth more than any 10 acres where that photo was taken.

  37. - Arizona Bob - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 3:42 pm:

    Don’t think most Lake Shore liberal Dems would make very good zombies, unless zombies like veggies and white whine!

  38. - veritas - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 3:44 pm:

    Is that Chip or Dale that Bruce just shot with a shotgun?? Imagine what he could do with an assault rifle - maybe a squirrel??

  39. - G'Kar - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 3:48 pm:

    OW, my colleague in the next office was wondering why I was laughing so loudly! Well done.

  40. - Commonsense in Illinois - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 3:49 pm:

    Brady: “Okay, okay…I just had her name right on the tip of my tongue…Damnit, put your name tag back on. And by the way, once we’re elected, like most Governors I’ll forget your name then, too. So don’t feel bad.”

  41. - Aldyth - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 3:51 pm:

    LOL, Gabe.

  42. - bottom rung. - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 4:41 pm:

    I don’t see the association with zombies as a negative connotation. Zombies tend to be highly coordinated in their attacks and always stay in line (as you can see in the picture). If only the unions carried out their attacks like the zombies, they might have defeated Rauner.

  43. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 5:37 pm:

    (Tips cap, apologetically, to - G’Kar -)

    “Prestige Worldwide… Investors? Maybe you!”

  44. - Frosty-The Snowman - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 5:41 pm:

    If Mark Batinick is the “weak link” in the Republican Party’s chain, then I predict a Republican landslide in November. I am “not” from Batinick’s district but my impression of this young guy is extremely positive. I have found him to be a hard worker, extremely bright, and a fiscally conservative Republican. I will be very surprised if he does not get elected after the votes are totaled tomorrow night. I wish he lived in my district so I could cast my vote for him. If he is fortunate enough (or, unfortunate enough may be stating it more realistically) to go to Springfield later, I see this young man eventually becoming one of the Illinois GOP leaders and most respected members down in Springfield.

  45. - Frosty-The Snowman - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 5:52 pm:

    Bruce Rauner: This month’s J. Peterman “Ramar of the Jungle” outfit is tailored to compliment everyman’s fantasy. Made from soft Australian wool with a Hemingway-esque “Snows of Kilimanjaro” broad-brimmed hat this outfit will take your breath away. Only $399.99 in any size with free shipping thrown in if ordered before March 18th. Double-barreled 20-gauge shotgun is optional for an additional $1299.00. Be the man “in your jungle”.

  46. - DuPage Dave - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 8:34 pm:

    Pretty sad that a candidate for state office has to rely on the endorsement of a former sports personality and current TV sports commentator with a marked inability to stay awake on camera.

  47. - wordslinger - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 8:58 pm:

    C’mon, DD, Ditka is an eccentric, but he’s still a Bears legend. And the Bears are the only thing that anyone in Chicago metro can agree about, except for the Cheesehead apostates among us.

    Plus, his restaurants will hit your hungry spot. His head chef used to live in my neighborhood and threw a swinging party every 4th of July. Trays and trays of food from Ditkas. Best party of the year.

  48. - Big Muddy - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 9:13 pm:

    DD, you a Packers fan? With all the $&@/!#% robocalls going you at least gotta give Sandack props for being creative.

  49. - DuPage Bard - Monday, Mar 17, 14 @ 10:42 pm:

    Erika Harold has been using a Ditka endorsement for the last week how is Sandack being creative? Now if he were to get an endorsement from Larry Dominick, Proft’s old boss, THAT would be creative!

  50. - Crispy Critter - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 6:14 am:

    Aren’t hunters supposed to wear blaze orange in the field when hunting rabbits, or birds? Make me think it’s just a fake picture.

  51. - low level - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 7:34 am:

    Re: 81st district
    The Score - 670am sports talk radio has had pro Sandack ads running pretty consistently since Saturday. Must have been a huge buy from House GOP

  52. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 18, 14 @ 9:18 am:

    Crispy - Bruce is dove hunting in this picture……when dove hunting he’s perfectly legal in all camo.

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