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An afternoon thought

Sunday, May 31, 2015

* After seeing the governor crank up the anti-Madigan spin again today, followed by Senate President Cullerton’s harsh press conference and then Speaker Madigan’s comments comparing Rauner to Blagojevich on Rick Pearson’s show, I can only think of this line from The Godfather

Michael: How bad do you think it’s gonna be?

Clemenza: Pretty [g-d] bad. Probably all the other Families will line up against us. That’s all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one. You know, you gotta stop them at the beginning.

They’re going to the mattresses and it ain’t gonna be pretty.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


20 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:05 pm:

    Sonny was the Don then… That’s not list on me.

    To the mattresses, indeed.


  2. - Ambrose Chase - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:13 pm:

    I knew I shouldn’t have had oranges for breakfast.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:22 pm:

    From the Twitters…

    @AmandaVinicky: Madigan to legislators: House in session continiously all summer, starting Thurs, June 4. No mileage or reimbursements. Be on 48 hr notice.

    To the Mattresses…


  4. - Anonymous - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:34 pm:

    I wonder if Rauner will pop for the Repubs expenses.


  5. - Wordslinger - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:37 pm:

    The governor just got there — how much bad blood can he have stored up, lol.

    It’s clear, though, this is what he wanted.

    He didnt run spots during the session to build public support. He went on the milk carton the last two weeks.

    Now, when there are possibilities for deals on workers comp and property taxes, and both he and the Dems need about the same amount of money for their budget proposals, Rauner chooses to go nuclear.

    His actions show he never wanted a deal.

    I’m sure the media campaign will make his hyper-partisans happy. I just don’t see the governmental purpose.


  6. - RNUG - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:43 pm:

    I agree with -word-, there were the makings for a deal on the table … but apparently Rauner didn’t want that.

    On to October …


  7. - Archiesmom - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:49 pm:

    I feel like we’ve just challenged WOPR to a game of Global Thermonuclear Warfare.


  8. - cover - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 1:55 pm:

    = I feel like we’ve just challenged WOPR to a game of Global Thermonuclear Warfare. =

    Have the players figured out yet that there are no winners?

    Joshua / MJM: “How about a nice game of chess?”


  9. - chicon - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 2:02 pm:

    Makings of a fair deal? That’s rich. Rauner says he’ll give up much of agenda. MJM says “you’ll get nothing and like it; soon as you completely cave we can talk.” The Illinois Compact is trying to crush the new guy right out the box, and he hasn’t folded completely just yet. Color me shocked that this irritates many regular posters here!


  10. - MrJM - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 2:29 pm:

    Michael: How bad do you think it’s gonna be?

    Clemenza: Bad… ‘Godfather 3′ bad.

    – MrJM


  11. - RNUG - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 2:50 pm:

    == Makings of a fair deal? ==

    Might want to re-read my post. I said there was the making of a deal. I passed no judgment on the fairness of it.


  12. - Pelonski - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 3:13 pm:

    Anyone who has ever been through a successful negotiation knows the one thing you don’t do is require the other side to compromise their principles to get a deal. That only works when you are dictating the terms of surrender.


  13. - Norseman - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 3:16 pm:

    Just as long as both sides promise that no horses will be hurt in the process.


  14. - Norseman - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 3:18 pm:

    === I wonder if Rauner will pop for the Repubs expenses. ===

    He’s already paid for what he wants to give them. As you can see from his contract proposals, he’s not into giving his employees any frills.


  15. - Archiesmom - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 5:32 pm:

    = Just as long as both sides promise that no horses will be hurt in the process. =

    Thanks, Norseman, I needed a laugh.


  16. - Mama - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 8:48 pm:

    “Madigan to legislators: House in session continiously all summer, starting Thurs, June 4. No mileage or reimbursements. Be on 48 hr notice.”
    What will Madigan’s summer sessions accomplish?


  17. - DPGumby - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 9:11 pm:

    Brucie is turning Springfield into DC. Only instead of Repub v. Dem, it’s Rauner v. Dem w/ the Il. GOP Brucie’s hostages…whether by choice is up to them.


  18. - RNUG - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 10:01 pm:

    == What will Madigan’s summer sessions accomplish? ==

    Public relations about which side is attempting to do their job …


  19. - Anonymous - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 10:27 pm:

    Why are moody and the supreme court wrong about reinstating tax’s? There not as smart as my governor.


  20. - justthefacts - Monday, Jun 1, 15 @ 12:11 am:

    “Why are moody and the supreme court wrong about reinstating tax’s? There not as smart as my governor.”

    I would beg to differ.


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