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Question of the day

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014

* Bruce Rauner spoke to the Illinois Bankers Association today…

* The Question: Caption?

As always, keep it clean.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


102 Comments
  1. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    “I come in peace. It’s always great to be here in a room full of rich bankers, or as I like to call you, ‘my base.’ “


  2. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    Two of my houses have elevators…


  3. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    “Two words. Union bosses” Mitt Rauner 2014


  4. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    “Two sparkling waters, and some Brie cheese would be great…”


  5. - Mason born - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    I tell You Quinn is a lizard! No seriously a giant alien lizard.


  6. - One of the 35 - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    On a scale of one to ten, this is how much I think of unions!


  7. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    “Now it’s true. There are TWO Rauners. ‘We’ live one way and try to fool you with the prop I made up with the second Rauner…”


  8. - Almost the Weekend - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:00 pm:

    “There’s two types of people in Illinois: Us and Them”


  9. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    And “V” is for “vassal,” who works at my castle . . .


  10. - A guy... - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:02 pm:

    If I can win over 2 guys on Capitol Fax, Willie and Slinger, I think I’ll go ahead and run for President.


  11. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:03 pm:

    Either Peace sign to the unions or V is for victory.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    I have 9 houses, but only 2 Lear Jets. I’m an “every man” … with the 2 Jets…


  13. - A guy... - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:06 pm:

    It’s flu season, how about we don’t shake hands and I offer peace this way?


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:06 pm:

    I only want two things… just 2… Illinois ….and one of the Hawaiian Islands…


  15. - Walker - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:06 pm:

    “Two things wrong in Illinois: politicians and those who finance them.”


  16. - Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:08 pm:

    Pat Quinn says I can’t add…well let me make three quick points…


  17. - OneMan - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:09 pm:

    How many CapFax subscriptions do you have?


  18. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    There are two types of people; those I can fool, and those who have a price…


  19. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    Bruce Rauner gives the two finger salute


  20. - in the know - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    “I think the people of Illinois want to know if their future Governor is a crook, well, I am not a crook!”


  21. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    Look 2/3rd of the GA GOP is not corrupt. I adamantly believe that.


  22. - Milootis - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    How many bad choices for Governor are there?


  23. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    “And it was during Call Number Two to Arne Duncan that I realized my daughter wasn’t going to have to suffer through four years at New Trier.”


  24. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    Two phonies walk into a bar… Me…


  25. - Tony Stroupac - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:13 pm:

    “How many millions did I make since I walked up to this podium or how many businesses did I bankrupt in the same period? Either way, the answer is the same.”


  26. - Not Five Thirty Eight - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:14 pm:

    Say it with me - “We’re #2. We’re #2.”


  27. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    Twice Evelyn has tried to sue me for some fall or something coming off the bus.


  28. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:18 pm:

    The End Is Near for the win. Good stuff.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:19 pm:

    Evelyn has two neck braces, a formal one, and one for depositions…


  30. - Stones - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:19 pm:

    I’ve been practicing my version of Moe’s famous eye poke. Planning on using it on the campaign trail with Quinnochio.


  31. - Robert the Bruce - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:20 pm:

    “I’ll deposit $2 into legislator campaign bank account for every $1 Mike Madigan deposits”


  32. - Kakistocracy Kid - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    A lousy 2% CD rate, come on guys, you can do better than that!


  33. - Norseman - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:22 pm:

    Willy and Word, it really is nice not to be thought of.

    To the post: “Alright, I’ve said two things that were truthful. One, my name is Bruce Rauner; and, two, I’m part of the .01 percent.


  34. - Siriusly - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    My mother was a saint.


  35. - Friars - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:24 pm:

    “I ate TWO whole horseshoes for dinner last night.”


  36. - Siriusly - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:24 pm:

    This blurry image was taken on a 2 mega pixel device!


  37. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    - Jake From Elwood -, Agreed! And since its Masters Week; “Leader in the Butler Cabin”

    “Caption”?

    There is “ownership of 2 Banks” minimum to come to Montana ranch for a fundraiser..


  38. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    - Norseman - if things work out in November, the people of Illinois will remember to write in OW because of the Crew your assembling.

    Caption”?

    I only want to be governor for two terms, then just own Illinois outright after…


  39. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    I’m a two political party household.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:34 pm:

    I have 2 Carhartt coats, a brand spanking new one, and the one I wear campaigning.


  41. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    Satisfied with the success of his creation Quinnochio, Bruce Rauner introduces his new campaign tactic, bunny ears.


  42. - illinifan - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    I will tell you 2 good things about the Illinois employee pension system…I made a fortune off of them and so did all of my banker friends.


  43. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    I have *one* position about unions!


  44. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    I will climb both peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.


  45. - Chi - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    “A Governor with two faces would be better than one.”


  46. - Mouthy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    “Two of everything in the Ark,except Union Bosses, then we flood the state”.


  47. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:43 pm:

    I have 2 positions on every issue


  48. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    There are two things I can not stand; Republicans and Democrats.


  49. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    So if you place your one finger like this and the other right next to it, it makes a V. Isn’t that cool ?


  50. - Nonplussed - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    I saw the Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania V. RIP.


  51. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:50 pm:

    And I remind you that Article V of the Illinois Constitution gives the governor “supreme executive power . . . .”


  52. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    “I don’t care how I do it, I must sink Quinn”

    (Winston Rauner)


  53. - Chi - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    “Get it straight; two nursing homes, three deaths. Not the other way around.”


  54. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    I’m pretty sure I can count to five. Let’s see, 1 2…


  55. - 618662dem - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    And number two would be a Dalmatian coat.


  56. - Boone's is Back - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    I only called Arnie Duncan twice


  57. - Chi - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    I’d lower the minimum wage two bucks an hour.


  58. - Chi - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    It took two tailors two weeks to make the Carhartt look that awkward.


  59. - Jack - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    I really fit in with the blue collar stiff…Look at my carhartt jacket and 18 dollar watch.


  60. - Upon Further Review - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:03 pm:

    I have two, two billion dollars for the State of Illinois, do I hear any further bids. . . going once, going twice, going three times. . .


  61. - NW Illinois Dem - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    “Two days, my banking friends. That’s how long it will take me to clear out every public employee union in this state.”


  62. - Chi - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:09 pm:

    For two million I’ll get rid of the usury laws. Throw in another two and I’ll make sure your employees can’t bargain for higher wages. Give me another two and I’ll evict tenants from your foreclosed properties. And there’s more where that came from…


  63. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    “Because nothing beats scissors!”


  64. - PoolGuy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    I like two kinds of music, country and western. and I’m not paying for your beer.


  65. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:27 pm:

    It’s Levine with a “v.”


  66. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    As I always tell my kids: There’s no “I” in team, and there’s no “v” in plutocrat.


  67. - Union Man - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:34 pm:

    I’m worth 2 billon so I will be your next Governor!!


  68. - FormerParatrooper - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:36 pm:

    I takes two sides of the issues, that way I don’t have to tell anyone what I really want to do.


  69. - Hit or Miss - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:38 pm:

    The two things I am most proud of are my fleece vest and my flannel shirts. They express the ‘true me’.


  70. - fed up - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 3:43 pm:

    Bruce, what is Soy Boy’s IQ?


  71. - sloman2001 - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:17 pm:

    The last two governors have gone to jail.


  72. - Johnson's Corner - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:21 pm:

    Two for me and none for you


  73. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    “I go to a Sangamon GOP event and all they write about are two guys. Nothing about me. Never again.”


  74. - Upon Further Review - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:24 pm:

    Take 2! — Falstaff and the White Sox!

    Old advertisement at Comiskey Park in the Chuck Tanner years.


  75. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:24 pm:

    I hold two opinions on everything. One is shared with the voters, and I’ll show you the other one if I’m elected.


  76. - Gabe - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    So I says to the doctor, I says, how bout trying two fingers?


  77. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:32 pm:

    I’m even ambiguous on the use of air quotes. My wife is a “Democrat. Was that an air quote ? Was it not? Keep ‘em guessing all the way to the polls!


  78. - Yipperdo - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:35 pm:

    “No I am not a 1 percenter! I believe Bill Gates has just as my as I do. I am a part of the 2 men club.”


  79. - Mason born - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:35 pm:

    Just heard on radio, WTAX Springfield, Madigan is dropping the 3% surcharge amendment.


  80. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:39 pm:

    I come in peace! Unless you’re a government union boss, that is.


  81. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:41 pm:

    V is for victory, he thinks he will also win the Democratic vote because of his new ad with his wife claiming to be a Democrat and saying she will vote for him


  82. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:47 pm:

    We’re switching from our “hammer and shake” ad campaign to “scissors and cut”.


  83. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    We can castrate the unions with just a couple of well-placed snips.


  84. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 4:53 pm:

    “Live long and prosper!”

    “What do you mean I’m holding up the wrong fingers?”


  85. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 5:01 pm:

    Every two seconds I earn about $15… Oh, wait, the Chicago minimum wage referendum is *hourly*?!?


  86. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 5:06 pm:

    The curve ball starts with these fingers and a snap of the wrist.


  87. - Carl Nyberg - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 5:29 pm:

    Bankers & hedge fund managers nearly destroyed the US economy.

    Now I’m leading in polls to be Governor of Illinois.

    Isn’t America great?


  88. - Carl Nyberg - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 5:29 pm:

    Bankers & hedge fund managers nearly destroyed the US economy.

    Now I’m leading in polls to be Governor of Illinois.

    Isn’t America great?


  89. - Anon - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 5:35 pm:

    Clarification: I’m part of the .0002 percent.


  90. - Charlie - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 5:48 pm:

    “I only need two state workers…”


  91. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 7:12 pm:

    “OK, I’m Moe….who wants to play Union Guy Curly?”


  92. - wayward - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 8:09 pm:

    Richard Nixon “Victory” tribute!


  93. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 8:24 pm:

    What the (bleep) am i supposed to do, go out there and let my freaking staffers get destroyed out there and be quiet about it? For the nickel and dime people who turn up on that blog? The (bleepers) don’t even work. That’s why they’re on the freaking blog all day. They ought to go out and get a freaking job and find out what it’s like to earn a freaking living.

    98% of Illinoisans are out working, the other 2% come out here and leave comments on Capitol Fax. It’s a (bleeping) playground for the (bleepers).


  94. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 8:37 pm:

    I miss Lee Elia! Good stuff there…

    Rauner says he reads the comments, lol

    It was 2 weeks on the ranch with Rahm, not 3 weeks…we’re close but 3 weeks of Rahm, right, no one could handle that.


  95. - Norseman - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 9:05 pm:

    47, shhhh, you’re letting out our secrets.


  96. - Quizzical - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 9:18 pm:

    I’ll commit to two things. I’ll take on the powerful special interests and I’ll run government like a business. Nothing more. All of you corrupt insiders who care about “issues” are going to have to wait until January to find out more.


  97. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 10:28 pm:

    Apropos of nothing, I got on a wild tangent yesterday ruminating about my best baseball memories.

    JHC almighty, what great memories. As I wandered around the back of my head, it led me to Steve Goodman. Led me back to John Prine.

    One of these days, someone is going to have to get on a lift and carve “Prine” in the granite of that state library in Springfield.

    What a poet, the man from Maywood.

    “I got kicked off of Noah’s Ark. I turned my cheek to an unkind remark. There was two of everything and one of me.”

    “Make me an angel, flies from Montgomery. Make me a poster, of an old rodeo. Just give me one thing, that I can hold onto. To believe in this kind of living is a hard way to go.”

    “Woke up this morning. Put on my slippers. Walked in the kitchen and died. And, oh, what a feeling, as my soul went through the ceiling, and on up to heaven I did rise.”

    “All the static in my attic getting ready to blow.”

    C’mon, man. Amazing writer!


  98. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 10:41 pm:

    Every two words, I drop the “g,” like, “I’m a runnin’ fer guvner.”


  99. - Toure's Latte - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 10:48 pm:

    I have decided I will limit my expenditures in this race to no more than two billion dollars.


  100. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 9, 14 @ 10:48 pm:

    “If dreams were thunder. And lightning was desire. This old house would have burned down a long time ago.”

    To borrow from another great writer, ain’t no sin being glad you’re alive when you can pick up what they’re putting down.


  101. - Luv - Thursday, Apr 10, 14 @ 7:34 am:

    Victory.


  102. - Frosty-The Snowman - Thursday, Apr 10, 14 @ 8:30 am:

    Two votes!—I am assured of “at leas”t two votes on November 4th according to my wife (who was originally in question). Next question, please.


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          * Here are the undecideds on the opt out HB 306. Make the call.
          * My afternoon at the Network for Public Education Chicago conference.
          * Illinois House members Ives, Sandack outraged over College of DuPage scandals [video]
          * Lipinski, Roskam, Hultgren warn against Illinois' proposal to oppress free exercise of religion
          * Resolution to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank moves in the Illinois House
          * Rep. Luis Gutiérrez backs Jeb Bush in Republican Presidential Primary
          * Former Illinois state rep gets five months prison time for bribery conviction
          * Committee Passes McSweeney Bill Banning Red Light Cameras


          * IDPH Moves to Eliminate Meningococcal Meningitis - New Vaccination Requirements for Adolescents
          * YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! kicks off statewide as preparations begin for new server training law
          * Emergency Management Officials Launch Weather Alert Radio Contest - ‘Weather Alert Radios Save Lives’ contest promotes awareness; 100 radios to be awarded
          * IDOT Launches Statewide Listening Tour to Discuss Illinois Infrastructure Needs, Priorities
          * Illinois Student Assistance Commission Encourages Families To Learn About Personal Finance During Money Smart Week Event





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