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Question of the day

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009

* This has to be one of the most interesting photos of Gov. Pat Quinn that I’ve ever seen…

Keeping in mind my “you’ll be banned for life and possibly reported to the coppers” rules about violent imagery, what caption would you give this photo?

Best comment wins a ticket to the August 17th Chicago White Sox game vs. the Kansas City Royals.

* Yesterday’s winner was actually the very first comment. I decided right away to give it to hmmm…

12:00 PM - Governor Quinn, at a press conference in Chicago, announces he will hold his breath until the legislature passes a final budget that does not hurt families.

12:03 PM - Governor Quinn flip flops and takes a breath.

Please contact me to make arrangements.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Scooby - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:17 pm:

    Governor Pat Quinn, a well known penny pincher responds to Senator Dick Durbin’s question, “Governor, how’d you get to work today?”

  2. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Hey, Dick. Get a load of Roland back there. Poor schmuck. Got his job by falling upwards. Totally ineffective. No chance to get elected in 2010. Been feeding off the public trough forever… what a loser!”

  3. - Rob_N - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:20 pm:

    US Sen. Dick Durbin is perplexed by Gov. Pat Quinn’s response after US Sen. Roland Burris asks what everyone thinks about freshman US Rep. Aaron Schock’s abs.

    (Looks like that could be Schock on the left there.)

  4. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:21 pm:

    PQ: Crap, Roland is standing right behind me isn’t he?

    DD: Yep, and he heard every word.

  5. - Dudeman - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:22 pm:

    Reporter:”What do you think of Roland’s decision not to run for his Senate seat next year.”
    Pat to Dick: “Can I get appointed to that job?”

  6. - tom - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:24 pm:

    “Number One - Super 8 has a great continental breakfast”

  7. - Oh well - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:24 pm:

    Dick, Pat, and Roland the Illinois dream team getting it done!

  8. - Small Town Liberal - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:24 pm:

    “I know the milk and cookies were good Pat, but I think its time for you to take a nap”

  9. - Ghost - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:26 pm:

    PQ signals thumbs up approval to Durbin to flip flop on Burris and now let him be seated, foreshadowing his own future use of the every changing position.

    Betsy sits in a corner and quietly weeps for loss of the PQ of yesteryear….

  10. - Downstate weed chewing hick - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:26 pm:

    PQ, in his best umpire’s voice: “Heeeee’s out!!!!!!!!!!!”

  11. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:27 pm:

    Gov. Quinn readies to push an imaginary “ejector seat” button, as Sen. Roland Burris looks on with fright. Meanwhile, Sen. Dick Durbin struggles to find the hidden picture in Rep. Aaron Schock’s dreamy eyes.

  12. - WOW - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:27 pm:

    PQ - See Dick if I had beat you in the primary back in 1996 we would never have had to deal with Rod or Roland.

    DD - to himself - man i am getting to old for this ****

  13. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:30 pm:

    Much like his staunch support in 2006, Quinn tries to defend Gov. Blagojevich’s appointment of Roland Burris.

  14. - Bluefish - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:31 pm:

    Caesar Quingustus renders his verdict on Roland’s decision not to run for reelection.

  15. - Third Generation Chicago Native - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:33 pm:

    After he told me the weasel behind me got the Senate seat, I pointed to show him the way out of the capital.

  16. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:35 pm:

    What is it with some of you commenters and gas jokes?

    Stop it, please. It’s gross and stupid. All you’re gonna do is find yourself stuck in permanent comment moderation like the last goofball I just deleted.

    Try to be creative. Thanks.

  17. - Balance - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:36 pm:

    Database, shmatabase. I’m the King of Illinois now.

  18. - South Side Mike - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:37 pm:

    Heh, they won’t get me to buy some souped up mausoleum like that sucker back there. Why, I got a special sale on a time-share plot from some nice folks up in Alsip!

  19. - RIBCO - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:39 pm:

    Congressman Schock looks on and wonders, “Why, just why?”

  20. - dznuts - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:39 pm:

    Disloyal? I told Rod that if he got mouthy with me, I’d make spin around on this for awhile.

  21. - vole - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:47 pm:

    PQ, pitching the perfect game in his mind, is lead to the dugout by the manager.

  22. - Jimbo - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:50 pm:

    Senator Burris wonders why he’s always left out of the serious conversations.

  23. - BIG R.PH. - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:52 pm:


    I’m the Fonz!

  24. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:53 pm:

    Gov. Pat Quinn takes the opportunity to make incomprehensible hand gestures while no one is looking at him.

  25. - Ill_will - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:55 pm:

    PQ: I win the Dem Primary. Done deal!

  26. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:58 pm:

    Quinn Responds with what he would have done if he was asked if Burris should have been seated as senator.


    Governor Quinn gives a thumbs up to the idea of ditching Senator Burris halfway to the Denny’s that Quinn, Durbin and Burris were planning to get Grand Slams at.


    Quinn to Durbin, I don’t care how long you stare at my thumb, I am not the one who let them seat the Junior Senator…

  27. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:58 pm:

    Sen. Durbin sizes up Congressman Schock as he contemplates Gov. Quinn’s challenge to a thumb-wrestling match to determine who gets Schock and who gets Burris in that evening’s chicken fight contest in the White House pool.

    (C’mon Rich, you know you want to go to the Sox game with me)

  28. - Fed Up - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:59 pm:

    Quinn to Durbin

    “I told Burris he could have my right thumb if he would resign his Senate seat today”.

  29. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 1:59 pm:

    Governor Pat Quinn to Senator Dick Durbin: “You brought him with you?”

  30. - hmmm - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:00 pm:

    Thank you Rich, for the great honor.

    Though I would like to offer a kind gesture to one of our friends here who has been going through a tough time.

    I would like to pay it forward and bestow my earned ticket onto Bill. Once he gets done writing the Forward to “The Governor”, of course.

    If he will let me.

  31. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:01 pm:

    ===(C’mon Rich, you know you want to go to the Sox game with me)===

    A Cub fan? I should give the ticket to one of the most notorious Cub fans in all of Chicago?

    Oh, yeah, that’ll happen.


  32. - Anon14 - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:01 pm:

    Durbin to Quinn: “Ok, here’s the plan, we’ll just stand in front of him and nobody will know he’s even here.”

  33. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:01 pm:

    ===I would like to pay it forward and bestow my earned ticket onto Bill===

    Bill already has a ticket. You’re gonna have to pick somebody else.

  34. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:03 pm:

    I needed the ticket to scrape some food out of my teeth. Didn’t want to waste a toothpick :)

  35. - Ricketts Field - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:03 pm:

    PQ responds to Durbin who just told PQ that Burris would vote the same as he.

  36. - hmmm - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:04 pm:

    Ok, then…

    Maybe rep Fritchey, if he asks nicely. And promises to wear a sombrero during the game.

  37. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:05 pm:

    And should you not choose my otherwise brilliant entry solely because of my team loyalties, I will drag your rump before the Human Rights Commission so fast you’re beard will become unclipped. So there.

  38. - Jolly1 - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:06 pm:

    Dick why don’t you and the new Senator get back to D.C. and get Illinois some stimulus money, take the Kid too.

  39. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:08 pm:

    Gov. Quinn shows Senator Durbin how he gets down and funky.

  40. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:12 pm:

    Fedora, sure.
    Fez, maybe.
    One with the two beer holders, sounds convenient.
    Beenie w/ a propeller, wouldn’t be the first time.
    Blago 2006 ballcap, not so much.
    But a sombrero?

  41. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:13 pm:

    ===Maybe rep Fritchey, if he asks nicely===

    Threatening me with a human rights beef is not asking nicely.

    Just sayin…

  42. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:14 pm:

    “Dick! How many times I told you that you have to bring the extra batteries for old Trailblazer when he stops? You got him in the Senate, it’s your job to keep him recharged. I’ll confuse Schock by talking to him, while you “pop” the Triple As into Roland’s backside!”

  43. - Another Dart fan - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:18 pm:

    Senator Roland Burris looks on in disgust after spending several unsuccessful hours trying to teach a frustrated Dick Durbin and Pat Quinn the electric slide.

  44. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:18 pm:

    …In other words, Fritchey, you’re gonna have to beg for it.

  45. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:20 pm:

    Hmmm said to ask HIM (or her) nicely, not YOU nicely.

    You and I have known each other too long to have to be nice to each other.

  46. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:21 pm:

    == …In other words, Fritchey, you’re gonna have to beg for it.==

    Preferably in public on this blog. :)

  47. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:22 pm:

    ===You and I have known each other too long to have to be nice to each other.===

    True, but my blog, my rules.

    Sorry, Cub fan. Just not your day.

  48. - George - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:23 pm:

    “Dick, Aaron, get in back. I’m Governor now.”

  49. - George - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:27 pm:

    John, you are gonna have to earn this one. We haven’t even seen you ask nicely yet to “hmmm”.

  50. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:27 pm:

    == …In other words, Fritchey, you’re gonna have to beg for it.==

    ==Preferably in public on this blog. :)==

    All begging subject to the written approval of Speaker Madigan.

    Too soon?

  51. - Downstate weed chewing hick - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:30 pm:

    Dick, Pat and Roland form what has to be the worst Rat Pack tribute show ever.

  52. - Captain Flume - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:35 pm:

    Governor Quinn shows his thumb, but Senator Durbin doesn’t take the bait.

  53. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:36 pm:

    Pat Quinn recalls for Dick Durbin the time Rich Miller banned him for life from the Capitol Fax Blog. Roland Burris looks for a kitty.

  54. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:38 pm:

    Dear hmmm,

    Does it count if I’m flippant on the outside but begging on the inside?

  55. - 10th Indy - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:39 pm:

    PQ: “Sheesh Dick, if we can give this guy a seat in the Senate, you’d think Miller could give Fritchey a seat in the Cell”

  56. - 312 - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:39 pm:

    RB: Guys, hi guys! Want to be my friend? Want to go play? I’ve got Sox tickets, you can hang out with me. Really!

    PQ: Dick, who’s this guy behind me? He with you?

    DD: Nope, not with me, never seen him before.

  57. - Social Circus - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:40 pm:

    Gov. Pat Quinn accepts Sen. Dick Durbin’s invitation to join Pursed-Lip Public Officials, a new coalition of determined-looking state and federal politicians. Sen. Roland Burris reportedly was not invited because officials believe he’ll never stop looking like a deer in headlights.

  58. - Chris N - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:44 pm:

    “Whenever I don’t like something, I give it a thumbs-up. So when give a thumbs-up to a bill, it means I want to veto it. And when I veto something, it really means I’m giving it a thumbs-down. How much clearer can I be with the GA?”

  59. - 10th Indy - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:51 pm:

    DD : “Yeah, but Roland can’t find his way around the Capitol anymore than John can find 35th Street”

  60. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:51 pm:

    Just so everybody knows, Rich just called me to tell me that regardless of who he publicly declares the winner, in his heart, he knows that my entry was clearly the best, and among the funniest he has ever seen, and he then proceeded to profusely apologize for not showing me the respect that I deserve

    He went on to say that he may even put up a post contradicting this one but that it would only be for show and that he doesn’t really mean it.

    Just thought you all should know.

  61. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:58 pm:

    “…and this got me a ride here in about 10 minutes.”

  62. - DekalbDem - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 2:59 pm:

    So I sticks in my thumb, Dick, and ….look what I pull out…Burris! He ain’t no plum Dick.

  63. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:02 pm:

    “All in all, it is an up day…except for that guy looking over my shoulder.”

  64. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:04 pm:

    Quinn: “FRITCHEY!”
    Durbin: “Ach! Fritchey!”

  65. - Inish - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:04 pm:

    PQ “So I said to the Speaker- You’re outta Here. just like that”

    DD “yeah, sure ya did…”

  66. - 618er - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:05 pm:

    Quinn to Durbin
    “Can you believe these guys, heck I’ve been doing this since before o Schock was even born.
    Alright who’s next…. 1 2 3 4 I declare a thumb war…

  67. - A Citizen - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:05 pm:

    Madame Tousseau’s Wax Museum unveils their new Politics In Illinois display.

  68. - Yellow Dog - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:13 pm:

    Clowns to the left of me,
    jokers to the right,
    here I am
    Stuck in the middle with you

  69. - God's Country - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:13 pm:

    Little Pat Quinn
    He went all in
    to see the Senator DD

    He stuck out his thumb
    just begging for some
    but it wasn’t meant to be

    For all of the seats
    A Sox fan’s free treat
    were taken by Rich(ie)

  70. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:16 pm:

    Rep. Fritchey, well played.

    I understand that these particular Sox seats are part of a TIF district. Can you confirm?

  71. - Yellow Dog - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:17 pm:

    Durbin is clearly having a Reservoir Dogs fantasy moment.

  72. - hmmm - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:20 pm:

    Ok, I was looking for Fritchey to do something embarassing to get the tix (begging, sombrero).

    I believe he just accomplished embarassment with that last post. So he gets the tix, rich.

    And let’s face it, he will never win this on his own.

  73. - A Citizen - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:21 pm:

    Undetected by both Durbin and Quinn, Burris slips a small bag of weed into Quinn’s suit jacket pocket.

  74. - Anon - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:24 pm:

    PQ: I can break your leg with just this thumb, just like Col. Flagg threatened Hawkeye!

    DD: Can’t he get anything right? It was Maj. Winchester, and he threatened to use his index finger.

  75. - Rep. John Fritchey - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:25 pm:

    YESSSS!! Mission accomplished!! (And not in a George Bush kind of way either. Well, maybe a little bit in that kind of way, but still.)

  76. - RGA - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:35 pm:

    I’d sit on this and spin before I’d re-appoint him to the Senate.

  77. - Zoble - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:42 pm:

    I’ll get Roland to resign by appointing him to a 4 year appointment under the gov’s office and then appoint myself to the U.S. Senate with your help. I can then win the 6 yr term and be there when you need another vote against gun rights!!

  78. - aufjunk - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:44 pm:

    “How about we send him to the moon?”

  79. - Speaking at Will - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:45 pm:

    Patt Quinn give the thumbs up to Alexi Giannoulias(not pictured) whom was being pulled in a little red wagon by Dick Durbin on the way to tour his future Senate office.

  80. - Earnest - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:51 pm:

    PQ: Mission Accomplished!
    DD: I’ve heard this before.

  81. - Yadi Dog - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:53 pm:

    DD: Don’t pay attention to the guy behind you, he won’t be here for long.

    PQ: Good thinking

  82. - unclesam - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:54 pm:

    Durbin explains that they have no choice but to include both Sen. Burris and IL Rep. John Fritchey into the photograph. Governor Quinn shows his “emphatic” approval.

  83. - waltersobchak - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:55 pm:

    Dick, you did a heck of of job on that wax figure of Roland.

  84. - james - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 3:59 pm:

    PQ Looks like he’s not budging. What’s Plan B?
    RD Silent treatment?
    PQ Deal.

  85. - Anon - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:00 pm:

    Can you believe we’ve been cast to play Moe and Larry in the new Three Stooges Movie? I wonder who they’ll get to play Curly?

  86. - North of I-80 - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:01 pm:

    Dick, when I hold my breath, there’s still a hot air leak somewhere. Plug it up with THIS will ya? It worked for Rollie…

  87. - InParis - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:02 pm:

    Dick, what you told me about Roland is right on.

  88. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:03 pm:

    I think we should have a vote on Fritchey.

    Tomorrow, Cub fan.

  89. - Chicago-Dem - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:07 pm:

    Utta here Dick!

  90. - Just workin' - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:09 pm:

    Durbin to Quinn

    “Oh, Patty, keep that thumb out of your mouth. That’s only for alone times. Be good and you can bring your blankie in the car.”

  91. - hmmm - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:10 pm:

    Only a vote if it is a vote on what silly hat he would be required to wear.

  92. - Belle - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:11 pm:

    Come on Dick I’ll fight you for it. Loser looks over at Roland. Put it up! THUMB WAR! Whatsa matter, scared? Huh, huh?

  93. - anon - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:12 pm:

    DD: So is he leaving?
    PQ: Yeah,it’s all worked out. I talked to Ebert and he said all Roland had to do was this after each movie.
    DD: And Roland went for it?
    PQ: Yeah, he smiled said something like “Save Roland Burris an aisle seat.”

  94. - Dole it out.... - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:18 pm:

    PQ performs his best Bob Dole impersonation…..

  95. - Ms Port Belly Mushroom - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:26 pm:

    Dick, you ever get that feeling you was being watched?

    Oh, I’m with ya’ Pat. (whispering) Like a cadaver at a mausoleum maker’s convention.

    You got it, Dick; you got it.

  96. - Bluefish - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:30 pm:

    I suspect a photo of the Honorable John Fritchey will be the subject of the next caption contest.

  97. - Abe's Ghost - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:36 pm:

    You see, Dick, I was sorting through all the bills passed and I got this cut right here. Boy did that sting.
    Yeah, Pat, I know what you mean. Going through all that legislation is rough. Have you thought of going paperless? Might save some money and help the environment.
    Wow, Dick, you’re smart.
    Thanks Pat.

  98. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:45 pm:

    ===Undetected by both Durbin and Quinn, Burris slips a small bag of weed into Quinn’s suit jacket pocket.===

    Did this occur in unincorporated Cook County? Cha-ching!

  99. - Southern Transplant - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 4:55 pm:

    You’re my favorite.

  100. - RJW - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 5:01 pm:

    Great job Dick in getting Roland to not seek re-election. He just agreed to be my campaign manager!

  101. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 5:10 pm:

    Here’s the plan. You give Burris a staff job, he resigns, I appoint myself to his seat, Lisa becomes Governor, and the Madigans get stuck with Illinois. I know you’ve been wanting to stick it to them for years. Now don’t say a word until its done, or he’ll find a way to stick us with that mess.

  102. - Bobs yer - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 5:12 pm:

    DWCH @2:30 is too good to compete with. Sir, I salute you.

  103. - jechislo - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 5:42 pm:

    “And he stuck in his thumb,
    and pulled out a budget,
    and said, ‘What a good governor am I’”.

  104. - phocion - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 5:48 pm:

    What is up with Fritchey today?

    Very good entries this round. My top five favorites are:

    A Citizen @3:21
    Social Circus @2:40
    DSWCH @ 2:30
    Cheswick @1:53
    Bluefish @1:31

    Fritchey, man…you want it too bad.

  105. - Reggaeman - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 6:06 pm:

    PQ: And if I have to I will bring the Legislators back by gun point to get my tax increase!
    DD: Pat, you have to stick your index finger out straight to make like a gun.
    RB: This guy is making me look good!

  106. - Leigh - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 6:12 pm:

    Rich, Perhaps if Rep. Fritchey attend a game at a decent ball park with great fans and a loved team, he would switch teams. Has he ever seen a World Series Championship banner that is not over 100 years old?

  107. - neato! - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 6:24 pm:

    PQ: Just read an advance copy of Rod’s book, big thumbs up from me!

  108. - profiles in courage - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 6:35 pm:

    Roger Ebert (U of I Alum): Governor Quinn, what do you think of the U of I Board of Trustees.

    Quinn: They’re OUT!

  109. - il2009 - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 6:42 pm:

    PQ - Burris for Lt. Governor 2010! Are we all happy now?

  110. - Awkward Moment - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 6:43 pm:

    Quinn:”C’mon Dick…watch me…am I doing it right this time?”

    Governor Quinn makes his fifth attempt at doing the fist bump.

    Durbin: “Dear God…make it stop.”

  111. - thumby - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 7:03 pm:

    PQ to Dick Durbin: Well Dick…You put your right thumb in….and then when you change your mind…you pull it out….

  112. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 7:03 pm:

    Woops! Forgot a line.

    Aaron (assuming that’s our Shining Star): “Good afternoon, Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin, Senator Bur….”

    Burris (rehearsing silently to himself): “‘Well, good afternoon young man!’ No…wait! ‘Why, hello, there, Aaron.’ No, no. Too informal! ‘Good after….’”

    The Gov: “Where you goin’, Dick?”

    Durbin: “Well,…ummm…I…ummm…I was coming over to say hello to Aar…”

    The Gov: “Line to say hello starts back there. Now, please.”

    Aaron (thinking to himself): “AWKward.”

  113. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 7:05 pm:

    God, Rich, I’m awful at these things!!! Couldn’t we do a “Say a nice thing about someone in the other (or your) Party thing?” for a ticket?

  114. - unnamed for now - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 7:40 pm:

    After soundly defeating Roland “All Thumbs” Burris in a thumb wrestling match, Dick “Digits” Durbin sizes up his next opponent… Aaron “Nails” Schock. Durbin’s coach and legend in the sport, Pat “The Flipper” Quinn demonstrates the best technique to take down the rookie.

  115. - Boone Logan Square - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 7:52 pm:

    Gov. Quinn demonstrates his approval of Sen. Durbin’s suggestion to use ARRA funding to demolish the Metrodome before the Sox-Twins game Tuesday evening.

  116. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 7:54 pm:

    Awww…Unnamed, that’s just plain mean (but kinda of funny).

    Maybe it’s a good thing that I’m not any good at these (a thought that popped into my mind as I read your nome de plume.) Couldn’t really stay Anonymous for long, could I, if I won and came? (lol…it’s been a long week…already.)

  117. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 8:18 pm:

    “Alright, Dick, this is how it goes. Heads (thumb up) I hire the goofball, tails you go to Barack and get him a Fed job. Toss the quarter, kid.”

  118. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 8:33 pm:

    lol. Good one, AA.

  119. - Reality Check - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 8:33 pm:

    A Cards fan and a Sox fan discuss Mark Buehrle’s major league record for consecutive batters retired.

  120. - Dad - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 9:12 pm:

    Gotta say AA is the winner! It says SOOOOOO much with just a few words! If Rich doesn’t select you I will send you something of equal value.

  121. - Big 19 - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 9:17 pm:

    Quinn’s latest “go to” joke:

    “What has a large thumb and is entirely out of its element in Springfield?

    …This guy!!!”

  122. - Beans - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 9:20 pm:

    Jechislo, good effort, but you need to bone up on your nursery rhymes.

    PJQ: Dick, doesn’t Roland reminds you of Little Jack Horner, the boy who stuck his thumb in a pie?

    RJD: Uh, howzat?

    PJQ: What did those Jesuits teach you when we were at Georgetown? Didn’t you take medieval church history?

    RJD: (please, not another homily…)

    PJQ: Jack Horner the rhyme is a 16th Century political satire critical of Thomas “Jack” Horner, the steward of the Abbot of Glastonbury, who connived with the Abbot to get a “plum” manor all for himself, in the process bringing disrepute on the Abbot and the entire monastery. It’s really quite remarkable. See, Rod is the Abbot, and Roland is the steward, and the manor plum is the senate seat, and … it was part of the culture of corruption that caused Henry VIII to shut down the monasteries. Eh, just like Illinois. Don’t you remember?

  123. - SCAG RIDER - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 9:31 pm:

    Quinn, “Come on Dick, Look at my best Bill Clinton”

    Burris, “If I’m good I get to talk to US senator next”

    Durbin, “Where do we come up with these Clowns”

  124. - QTD - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 10:09 pm:

    Pat Quinn: All right, I’ll go in there for the people of Illinois. Powerful House Speaker or no Powerful House Speaker, democrats or no democrats, I’ll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I’m going in there. There’s only one thing I want you fellows to do. Dick Durbin, Roland Burris,Aaron Shock: What’s that? Pat Quinn: Talk me out of it.

  125. - QTD - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 10:15 pm:

    Sorry format was screwed up in last post.

    Pat Quinn: All right, I’ll go in there for the people of Illinois. Powerful House Speaker or no Powerful House Speaker, democrats or no democrats, I’ll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I’m going in there. There’s only one thing I want you fellows to do.

    Dick Durbin, Roland Burris, Aaron Shock: What’s that?

    Pat Quinn: Talk me out of it.

  126. - Pale Rider - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 10:43 pm:

    Who has a thumb and hates Roland? This guy!

  127. - Quizzical - Tuesday, Jul 28, 09 @ 10:52 pm:

    Once he heard about the proclamation, he made me promise to flip a coin. It came up heads, and that’s why I’m honoring, “Roland Burris, the best Illinois Senator and one of the most important people in world history”.

  128. - just sayin - Wednesday, Jul 29, 09 @ 1:44 am:

    “I wouldn’t be stuck in this hick town if I had gotten that part on ‘Happy Days.’ Check this out, I would have been great as The Fonz.”

  129. - LouisXIV - Wednesday, Jul 29, 09 @ 5:50 am:

    “Yeah Dick. Roland’s got the bags, we’re good to go.”

  130. - Old Veteran - Wednesday, Jul 29, 09 @ 7:06 am:

    Okay, Dick; If he sits on my thumb will you you let him run?

  131. - Kornfu - Wednesday, Jul 29, 09 @ 8:27 am:

    Who’s got one thumb and can’t make up his mind–this guy. Oh, wait I actually have two thumbs–you know what I mean.

  132. - TKS - Wednesday, Jul 29, 09 @ 8:28 am:

    Quinn: Who says you cant get to the top by sticking your thumb in governments eye.

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