SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

* Election day this year is Tuesday, November 4th. What do you think Monday, November 3rd will look like in Illinois?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


49 Comments
  1. - Bring Back Boone's - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    Like the bleachers in Wrigley Field at the end of another losing season.


  2. - Ducky LaMoore - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life….


  3. - Anonymous - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    Like a scene at the end of a war/apocalypse movie, reaching the top of a cliff, seeing the sum rising over a distant horizon, with only one short, dangerous, mine field to cross to get to the end. Figuratively speaking, of course. Well, maybe.


  4. - Soccermom - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    It’s going (Rauner) to be hard (Quinn) to (Rauner) watch (Quinn) television (Rauner) without (Rauner Rauner) (Quinn) getting (Rauner) upset (Quinn) about (Rauner Quinn Rauner) the (Quinn) election.


  5. - Lord Stanley's Cup - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    John Kass will dress up in William Wallace war paint, rent a horse, and do the Braveheart motivational speech in front of the Tribune Tower.


  6. - the Patriot - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    Like the Parade scene from Animal House, Over, nothing is over until we say it is!


  7. - Spliff - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    We will be beset by a plague of locusts … all with tiny Bruce Rauner bumper stickers on their wings.


  8. - Norseman - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:09 pm:

    A lousy day for TV - all politcal ads.


  9. - Norseman - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    SoccerMom, you beat me to the enter button.


  10. - Dirty Red - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    The networks will have adjusted their fall lineups and begin to promo the replacements, which will consist of nothing but negative ads.


  11. - Dirty Red - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    The networks will have adjusted their fall lineups and begun to promo the replacements, which will consist of nothing but negative ads.


  12. - Wensicia - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    We’ll all be attending the Rauner pre-election “Get Out the Vote” party. Instead of paying to get in, Rauner will offer every participant $1,000 if they’ll vote for him. Multiple locations will include Soldier Field, Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field.


  13. - Empty Suit - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    13 million people holding their breath waiting to exhale.


  14. - North Shore Joe - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    Two words…

    Gong. Show.


  15. - OneMan - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:24 pm:

    A shirtless (but not tieless) Pat Quinn running the streets shouting in a horse voice

    Billionare Bruce Rauner…


  16. - Big Muddy - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    Grey, cold and dreary. The weather however will be 75 and sunny.


  17. - Rhino Slider - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:33 pm:

    A lot of SEIU and AFSCME ants swarming the black communities with a massive door knocking campaign.


  18. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    Bruce leafleting from Ken Griffin’s luxury private jet.


  19. - too obvious - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    Reporters across the state engaged in furious backpedaling, pretending they knew all along that a greedy vulture capitalist can’t be elected governor in Illinois.


  20. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:45 pm:

    Wensicia & Precinct Captain: I will hybridize your comments:

    Bruce Rauner will have planes flying over the state dropping leaflets that promise $1000 cash to all who attend his victory party. If he has a victory party, hint, hint, who do you plan to vote for now…


  21. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Alternative: The state will be empty of Democrats. How will this happen? Rauner will use his voter database to mail every double D a voucher for an all-inclusive trip to a tropical resort. Trip dates: Nov 2- Nov 6


  22. - Rufus - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    Six feet of Snow!


  23. - In_The_Middle - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    About what it looks like right now- a big swirl going down the drain.


  24. - Joan P. - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    Oh, god, it’s going to be an ocean of signs. We’ll be inundated. And the sad thing is they’ll all still be up on December 3!

    I will staying as far from my television, radio and phone as possible.


  25. - walker - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:53 pm:

    Teams of lawyers prepping for recounts and absentee ballot reviews.


  26. - VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    Well that’ll be the day
    When we say “now try”
    That’ll be the day
    The TV makes you cry
    You say you won’t cast a vote
    But you know it’s a lie
    The hunt will be on for a fall guy

    They started with the shoving
    Said they’re better at gov’ning
    Gave us their hugs and kisses
    Spent their money too
    Told us we were their babies
    Claimed the other had rabies
    On that day, someone’s gonna sue

    Well that’ll be the day
    The demons won’t sleep
    That’ll be the day
    The angels will weep
    We’ll hear a fairy tale
    We’ll know it’s a lie
    Cause that’ll be the day our sanity waves bye-bye

    Bruce Rauner claims he’s smart
    Pat Quinn claims he’s all heart
    But no matter who wins, we’ll be blue
    They kiss and tell us sweetly
    On TV, YouTube - even tweet me
    That their lies are really true

    Well that’ll be the day
    Staffer work til they die
    That’ll be the day
    When you want to cry
    Cuz you know that within a day
    You know it’s no lie
    That’ll be the day our state will die


  27. - RNUG - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:00 pm:

    - Norseman - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 1:09 pm said “A lousy day for TV - all politcal ads.”

    Close, but I predict that Rauner will buy every bit of air time, radio, TV and cable, and preempt all regular broadcasts … to run non-stop ads.


  28. - walker - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    VMan: Excellent.

    Though the last line is a bit much.

    “That’ll be the day when we refuse to die.”


  29. - Amalia - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    “Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!”

    or just me eating lots of chocolate.


  30. - Anonymoiis - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:13 pm:

    Beer distributors will be frantically calling Rauner headquarters to attempt last ditch efforts to win the bid to run the cash bars at Rauner’s victory party.


  31. - steve schnorf - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:19 pm:

    Gray, cloudy, chilly except for the southern third of the state


  32. - DuPage - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    Constant political ads/lies.


  33. - Archiesmom - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    I’m with my fellow Mom. I’m already reflexively muting the TV when that fricking “Headlines” ad comes on.


  34. - Archiesmom - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:26 pm:

    And my answering machine will be packed with robocalls.


  35. - Six Degrees of Separation - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    The Bears have a bye week, so at least my game will not be interrupted by educational clips on the Two Worst White Men Alive.


  36. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    Wall to wall Netflix at Chez AA that evening!


  37. - Knome Sane - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:34 pm:

    Scorched earth.


  38. - Snucka - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    The race could be decided by November 3, if one or the other candidate can capitalize on the Early Voting phase of the campaign.


  39. - Anonymoiis - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    ==- Snucka - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    The race could be decided by November 3, if one or the other candidate can capitalize on the Early Voting phase of the campaign.==

    With same day registration now allowed, the race won’t be over until 7pm on election day


  40. - wordslinger - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    Fear and loathing.


  41. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:50 pm:

    The day before?

    Crazy!

    Same day registration is going to put a premium of the Crew that can identify their very late pluses to literally bus them to their polling places.

    If it were me, the day before?

    Have about 5-6 shuttle buses and strategize the usage to coincide with 9am and 3pm call times.

    It could very well come down to who can run the 110 yard dash, but the race is only 100 yards.

    It could feel like the day before a ground assault, and the Crew that wants that responsibility will win.

    That will be the day before.


  42. - A guy... - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    Smelt season at the Port of Milwaukee.
    (hope this one survives)


  43. - unclesam - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 3:07 pm:

    Quinn’s closing ad: (scene from original Batman) “Hubba, Hubba, Hubba…money, money, money…who do you trust? Me (Bruce Rauner), I’m giving away free money.”

    Paid by Quinn for Illinois

    (if he gets permission first…oh wait)


  44. - Commonsense in Illinois - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 3:07 pm:

    A stark, muddy, pock-marked landscape…a column of smoke rising on the horizon…and cockroaches, man, cockroaches everywhere!


  45. - Homer J. Simpson - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    Chuck E. Cheese on the day they clean out the ball pit.


  46. - Along 64 - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    The sun will be shining brightly knowing tomorrow Quinn and Company will go down in flames!


  47. - Loop Lady - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 3:42 pm:

    folks will be going tv free cuz their sick of the ads…Quinn will be purple in the face from exhaustion, the Baron keeps asking himself why he did it, lowest voter interest/turnout EVER…


  48. - Skeptic - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    To paraphrase the anti-war movement…”What if they had an election and no one voted?”

    By Nov 3, my head will just about explode at how much money was spent on this election. Imagine how many potholes could be filled, or mouths fed, or sports stadiums built, or mental health facilities operated, or books bought or … for all the money spent on the election. (Yet, suggest raising taxes by an equal amount and everyone goes ballistic.) Anyway, I’m with SoccerMom…wall-to-wall ads on TV, wall-to-wall signs on the roads. All for those two or three undecideds that are left. Man, I need a vacation, my Cynic-O-Meter(tm) just hit 11.


  49. - Hilario - Thursday, Aug 14, 14 @ 9:05 pm:

    Outstanding story there. What occurred after?
    Thanks!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* More lip service
* Madigan's U-Turn
* Question of the day
* *** LIVE *** Overtime session coverage
* Illinois Credit Unions – Stepping Up from all Corners of the State
* Today's map
* Madigan: "You’d better be strong or you’re going to be gone"
* *** UPDATED x1 - Madigan: "Routine" filing *** AG Madigan may appeal pension ruling to US Supreme Court
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * LG G Flex 3 with Snapdragon 820 rumored for March 2016
        * Sony’s MPCL1 is a pico projector that will fit right in your pocket 
        * Microsoft deploying Windows 10 to some customers ahead of time
        * Moto X Pure Edition: hands-on
        * Samsung intros new Galaxy Folder clamshell phone
        * [Deal] Select HTC products, including the One M9 and Nexus 9, see huge discounts
        * BLU Products rolls out four new unlocked Android mobile phones

        * Bob Feller Act of Valor Award nominees announced
        * The muddled middle of the American League
        * Adam LaRoche grabs some bench
        * White Sox win fifth straight at Fenway
        * Bats alive from beginning to end in Boston
        * Samardzija set to make first start at Fenway Park
        * White Sox 10, Red Sox 8: Barn burner in Boston

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Indiana appeals court rejects Hammond teen's argument
        * Shooting victim's father wins records from Carbondale police
        * Legislation filed would block Illinois lawmaker pay raise
        * Carbondale elementary schools suspend police visit program
        * Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with concert in Chicago
        * Mayor says storm cleanup will cost thousands in Quincy
        * Flooding dampens summer recreation along Illinois River
        * Reward offered for missing endangered Illinois turtle
        * Gov. Rauner halts payment of video gambling profits
        * Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate

        * Madigan files legislation to block lawmaker pay raise
        * More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on
        * New UIS Public Safety Building is another budget casualty
        * ACLU pushes for change in 'right of conscience' law
        * Study finds Illinois in middle of pack when it comes to key ethics laws
        * Data show drop in Illinois prisoners but still overcrowded
        * Hundreds of NIU employees want to join state worker union
        * Debate over rising Illinois lawmakers' salaries ignites again
        * Illinois budget impasse may mean no free ACT tests
        * State retirees contacted about returning to work if AFSCME goes on strike

        * Speaker Madigan moves to block Illinois lawmaker pay raise
        * GTCR selling its for-profit hospital chain for $900 million
        * Would you let this company rent out your car at O'Hare?
        * Chicago hotels hot in first half of 2015
        * CPS credit ripped to junk again


          * 1 questioned in Southwest Side stabbing death
          * Going to Lollapalooza? Here's what you need to know
          * Man killed by escort investigated for link to body parts found in Illinois
          * Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois
          * Boy Scouts change to allow gay leaders a step forward, area leaders say
          * Northwestern student from Libertyville dies in Houston car crash
          * Missing St. Charles girl, 14, found safe
          * Home prices in Chicago area post another small gain
          * 8 wounded in shootings since Monday afternoon
          * Chicagoan gets dumped again on 'The Bachelorette' finale


          * Madigan files legislation to block lawmaker pay raise
          * Our Opinion: Vietnam vets never forgot Mel-O-Cream's kindness
          * Robert Lynch: Chatham gun owner ready for 'terrorist punks'
          * Otto Fafoglia: Illinois attorney general little help with contractor complaint
          * Kathleen Parker: Alzheimer's research could help to solve Medicare's money woes
          * More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on
          * New UIS Public Safety Building is another budget casualty
          * ACLU pushes for change in 'right of conscience' law
          * U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis: Public safety is everyone's responsibility
          * Study finds Illinois in middle of pack when it comes to key ethics laws


          * Friends out to help couple after Champaign house fire
          * Police arrest man sleeping in drive-through on drug, DUI charges
          * Abrams ruptures Achilles; out for season
          * St. Jude Memphis to Peoria runners: Why I run
          * A change in weather ahead across the Heartland
          * St. Jude Memphis to Peoria run kicks off
          * test send test send test send
          * 07-28-15 On The Money
          * 07-28-15 Penny for Your Thoughts
          * Street closures listing


          * Bryant, Romo on track with Cowboys set to open training camp
          * Core intact, optimistic Steelers ready for next step
          * Michigan ending legends program, retiring jersey numbers
          * Cops: 2-state chase began over warrant for stolen underwear
          * Illinois guard Abrams tears Achilles, out for 2nd season

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Durbin, Kirk ask president to issue Secret......
          * Senators vow to try to speed up highway vo......
          * Gens. Selva, McDew win Senate confirmation......

          * Durbin, Kirk ask president to issue Secret......
          * Alexander: The moral battle against invasi......

          * Chicago Ranks No. 1 For Fatal Police Shootings In Major Cities
          * Medicaid: 'A World Of Difference' For Illinois Kids
          * Cheers, Jeers For Food Labeling Bill
          * Fight for $15 Presses For Chicago To Follow The Lead Of NYC & San Francisco
          * Third Center for Medical Progress video released: Inside a baby body parts lab
          * Third Undercover Planned Parenthood video released: Inside a baby body parts lab
          * How to destroy a cell phone with Lindsey Graham
          * Fight for 15 nyc chg rally 1
          * Logan Square Rally Against School Budget Cuts
          * Career Thief Found Guilty of Uptown Burglaries, Sentenced To The Pokey


          * Time Running Out to Stop Legislator Pay Raise
          * Governor Announces Appointments
          * Governor Takes Bill Action
          * Governor Signs Historic Anti-BDS Law in Illinois
          * Governor’s Office Statement




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller