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Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009

* This photo was e-mailed to me by my brother Doug with the subject line: Wash Your Hands to Prevent Bird Flu. I thought we might get some use out of it here, too…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

51 Comments
  1. - hmm - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:33 am:

    Wash your mouth to prevent “swine” flu, then?


  2. - hmm - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:36 am:

    You can put lipstick on a pig…


  3. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:38 am:

    Mmmmmm, bacon.


  4. - downstater - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:41 am:

    a metaphor for Illinois politics and the need for ethics reform???


  5. - George - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:44 am:

    This picture actually changes my mind on ethics reforms and makes me agree with Rich…

    The lobbyists will always find a way through the fence to cozy up to our elected officials.


  6. - BandCamp - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:44 am:

    In this photo from 1965, a young member of Congress displays his early disposition to pork.”


  7. - Ghost - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:45 am:

    Young jack (Lord of the Fleis) before he was stranded on the island.

    or

    A young Quinn looks for ways to bring home the bacon.


  8. - ggd380 - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:54 am:

    OMG! Where’s my mask?!


  9. - Pat Collins - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:55 am:

    Proof of the very real need to protect helpless porcines from Unattended Toddler Syndrome - PETA.


  10. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:55 am:

    Definitely not kosher.


  11. - Amy - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:57 am:

    Future Democratic candidate for Illinois statewide office.


  12. - Stones - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 8:59 am:

    That’s just wrong on so many levels….


  13. - Dan S, a Voter and Cubs fan - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:01 am:

    Baby Milorad early on the campaign trail.


  14. - Angry Chicagoan - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:01 am:

    George, if we go with your analogy literally, at least the lobbyists make good eatin’. This being a democracy of course, it would be a very bad sign indeed if we had to go that far, so I’d like to think that we can actually at least rein them in. But, as with keeping pigs, it means constantly devising new schemes to prevent them from escaping and causing trouble.


  15. - Ghost - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:02 am:

    Snowball intiates step one in his plan to obtain control of the farm….


  16. - Levois - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:04 am:

    Forget about washing the hands take a long hot bath!


  17. - Louis G. Atsaves - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:05 am:

    Future Democrat says: “I love pork!”


  18. - Plutocrat03 - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:08 am:

    Pigsicle


  19. - Joe - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:09 am:

    I assumed the pig was the legislator, not the lobbyist.


  20. - George - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:12 am:

    I assumed the pig was the legislator, not the lobbyist.

    all in the eyes of the beholder


  21. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:14 am:

    After surviving a kiss from Rod Blagojevich when a babe in arms, his parents figured has was pretty much immune to anything.


  22. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:15 am:

    Toddler Flu Epidemic Traced to Arkansas


  23. - Wumpus - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:15 am:

    Shaking hands and kiddingbabies is how this CHicago legislator plans to get re-elected


  24. - Wumpus - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:15 am:

    make that Kissing babies


  25. - anon - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:23 am:

    This guy is at floyds every night at closing talking about the hottie that’s coming home with him.


  26. - Fed Building Janitor - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:25 am:

    Here’s a kiss for Grandpa Stanley. What is prison like?


  27. - Clean Freak - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:28 am:

    Background pig to foreground pig:

    Do you know how many germs are on the average toodler’s mouth? They’re human petri dishes, for pete’s sake. Go rinse your snout in the mud right now!


  28. - Hank - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:34 am:

    Where is DCFS? A clear case of child endangerment :-)


  29. - consulthammer - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:35 am:

    Illinois politician kisses baby in a bid for Governor, US Senator, Chicago Mayor, etc.


  30. - Cook County Commoner - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:47 am:

    Yuck, whose stool have you been eating?


  31. - disgusted - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 9:49 am:

    Rod shaves hair for Joliet stay and starts campaign thru the bars targeting youth old enough to vote when he gets out.


  32. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 10:21 am:

    I’m way too grossed out to be creative.


  33. - You Go Boy - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 10:22 am:

    If the toddler just came from Day Care, where germs multiply at at rate that would stump Einstein, this pig is in big trouble.


  34. - Yadi Dog - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 10:24 am:

    Tastes like chicken!


  35. - Babe - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 10:43 am:

    This is how we kiss in French Lick, IN.


  36. - Cheswick - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 11:19 am:

    If lovin’ you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.


  37. - HoosierDaddy - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 11:22 am:

    The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta is investigating several reported cases of influenza transferred from humans to swine. No pig deaths have been reported, and the source of the infection has not yet been determined…


  38. - So. ILL - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 11:56 am:

    Tired of the taste of his own boogers, this adventurous tot expands his tastebuds’ horizons.


  39. - Irish - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 12:21 pm:

    With the Illinois Health Department in shambles ala John “the Hatchet” Filan, little Joey demonstrates how the State’s new “Get your Own Swine Flu Vaccine” works.


  40. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 12:30 pm:

    As anyone with kids knows, this is not a first-born child.


  41. - How Ironic - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 12:36 pm:

    @ Pot

    As a parent of 3 you are spot on with that observation. I would venture that this is child #3 or later for the person taking the picture.


  42. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 12:42 pm:

    In my family, that would be child 4 or 5.


  43. - one day at a time - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 12:48 pm:

    IDPH/IDAg state of the art experimantal lab for discounting potential swine to human flu transfer.


  44. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 12:56 pm:

    Concerned about his re-election prospects, Commissioner Bill Beavers gets an early start on the campaign trail.


  45. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 1:01 pm:

    Pot, very funny.

    As the fifth child in my family, if I wasn’t gushing blood from a major artery like in a Peckinpah film, I could be counted on to “walk it off.”


  46. - Jake from Bellwood - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 1:07 pm:

    Ah yes, the joys of petting zoo season.


  47. - Nice... - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 2:01 pm:

    Is that Geo?


  48. - Cheswick - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 2:48 pm:

    They both look so happy.


  49. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Apr 29, 09 @ 3:14 pm:

    Massachusetts Court Upholds Toddler-Pig Marriage - AP

    Underscoring its original ruling last November, Massachusetts’ highest court said Wednesday that only full marriage rights for toddler-swine couples, not civil unions, would conform to the state’s constitution.

    The ruling sets the stage for Massachusetts later this year to likely become the first state in the nation to allow inter-species marriages.

    In a statement released Wednesday night, President Obama said the ruling was “deeply troubling.

    “Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman, perhaps, but the final decision is not in my pay grade.” Obama said. “If these judges insist on re-defining marriage by court order, the only alternative may possibly be the constitutional process, which I may, or may not, support. We must do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage - I think.” Then the President’s teleprompter quit.


  50. - been there - Thursday, Apr 30, 09 @ 12:57 pm:

    Kissing pigs doesn’t give you swine flu.


  51. - Lynn S - Thursday, Apr 30, 09 @ 10:42 pm:

    Word, are you sure you aren’t one of my siblings? ;-)


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