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Friday, Sep 9, 2011

* Here’s your last chance to win an invite to tonight’s barbeque at Casa de Miller. Pictured below is Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady and his scary eyes…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

88 Comments
  1. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 3:15 am:

    The Red-Eyed Revenants: Pretending to be a political party.


  2. - DSch - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 5:25 am:

    The White Oak: He’s a lumberjack nut that’s ok


  3. - wordslinger - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 5:25 am:

    PB: “Rich, thanks for the invite. I’ll be bringing a special liver dish, served with fava beans and a nice chianti, thwp, thwp, thwp, thwp, thwp….”


  4. - Give Me A Break - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 5:50 am:

    Don’t push me people, I will smite thee without batting an eye.


  5. - Skeeter - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 6:24 am:

    A fine example of Skrebneski’s early work. While truly expressing the sole of his subject, the artist had yet to discover the impact of light and flash on the coloration of the subject’s eyes. Although he later claimed that his subject was, in fact, possessed by demons at the time it is important to note that his greater work occurred only after discovering the impact of increasing ambient lighting and only then did he move on to his more famous studies of Rick Pearson and John Kass.


  6. - MrJM - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 6:47 am:

    Sometimes you say you don’t want my love today /
    But oh baby, I know what you’re aiming at /
    And I know, I see everything that’s in store for me /
    Well, baby here’s your big surprise, yeah /
    I’ve got x-ray eyes, ahh /
    And I can see right through your lies, ahh /

    One day you’ll see, you’ll come crawling back to me /
    I’m your one and only, that’s a fact, yeah /
    I’m the one, the one and only, in the end, baby you’ll be lonely /
    I’ve got no time for silly goodbyes, yeah

    I’ve got x-ray eyes (x-ray eyes) /
    And I can see right through your lies (ahh), yeah /
    I’ve got x-ray eyes (x-ray eyes) /
    And I can see right through your lies (ahh), yeah, yeah

    KISS, “X-Ray Eyes” (1979)


  7. - Cincinnatus - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 6:51 am:

    Demon Sleep


  8. - Wensicia - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 7:04 am:

    “I’m resigning my position of IL Republican Party Chairman and will be starring soon in “X-Men Ad Nauseum” as Cyclops.


  9. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 7:06 am:

    Illinois Republican Party, now with laser vision!


  10. - Gregor - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 7:12 am:

    His face when he saw the remap results.


  11. - G. Willickers - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 7:19 am:

    Quinn won?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


  12. - Wilson Pickett - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 7:37 am:

    I also have a matching blue shirt and blue eyes for when it’s Democrat Day at the State Fair.


  13. - RedState - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 7:46 am:

    Making Illinois a red state — one shirt, one set of eyes, and one sunburn at a time.


  14. - Fed Up - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:00 am:

    Republican Eyes


  15. - Casual observer - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:13 am:

    “Is that a puppy?”


  16. - Small Town Liberal - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:14 am:

    “The thousand-yard stare. An Illinois Republican gets it after he’s been irrelevant for too long. It’s like you’ve really seen…beyond. I got it. All Illinois Republicans got it. You’ll have it, too.”


  17. - Joe Blow - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:20 am:

    there are some cookies and sweet tea over there on the table.. I will be right back..


  18. - Tommydanger - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:21 am:

    Spontaneous combustion in three, two, one…….


  19. - zatoichi - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:26 am:

    The new line of YSL contacts really complete the look!


  20. - reformer - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:31 am:

    “This state is run by Quinn, Cullerton and Madigan: See no evil, Hear no evil, and Evil.”


  21. - Anonymour - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:33 am:

    I will always do what Speaker Madigan tells me. I will always do what Speaker Madigan tells me.
    I will always do what Speaker Madigan tells me.


  22. - Throwing Stones - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:35 am:

    Pat Brady: I starred into Michelle Bachman’s eyes, and this is the stare I have had ever since.


  23. - AC - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:35 am:

    The spell of incompetence I’ve been placed on Pat Quinn has worked better than I hoped. It’s unfortunate that this unexpected power makes my eyes glow a demonic red. Maybe if I wear a shirt to match my eyes no one will notice.


  24. - 47th Ward - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:37 am:

    Note to self: never stare directly into Michele Bachmann’s eyes.


  25. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:37 am:

    Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady is the latest victim to Quinn Ramble Coma where someone trying to following a Pat Quinn stream of consciousnesses loses their mind.


  26. - Erwin - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:48 am:

    “I don’t always vote, but when I do, I prefer Republican.”


  27. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:51 am:

    I am Zod


  28. - Tom - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 8:52 am:

    I’m the most important Republican in Illinois. No really, I am really. I mean it


  29. - Throwing Stones - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:08 am:

    Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, well uhhhhh I’m not gonna be fooled again. 911 gosh darnet


  30. - just sayin' - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:13 am:

    Sign our online petition if you’re cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.


  31. - Aldyth - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:14 am:

    So that’s where the last Horcrux went!


  32. - PaGo - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:18 am:

    I am waiting for Republican unification. It will come in the form of Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!


  33. - PaGo - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:19 am:

    Rich, are you the Keymaster?


  34. - Spliff - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:22 am:

    Randy Ramey was not at my house for a BBQ tonight!


  35. - anon sequitor - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:30 am:

    State GOP Chairman Brady models new “Red State” contacts, as he kicks off Illinois GOP’s “See Red” campaign.


  36. - badfiction - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:45 am:

    You talking to me? Well I’m the only one here.


  37. - reformer - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:51 am:

    Illinois Republicans will do very well in the next election, and the GOP candidate for President will campaign here, honest.


  38. - Dirty Red - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:56 am:

    “Check out my Joe Walsh impression!”


  39. - Just Sayin' - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 9:57 am:

    It must be Republican Day at the State Fair so I better replay my usual comment about why the Democrats have thousands more people at their Chairmen’s Association brunch than the Republicans do: “The Democrats bus union members in.” Yeah, that’s the ticket.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:17 am:

    Coors …

    The Banquet Beer.


  41. - What's in a name? - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:24 am:

    “This shirt really brings out my eyes, don’t you think?


  42. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:25 am:

    “Alright, listen up, people. This is a picture of our Chairman. Our Chairman has been screwing up for the past 3 elections. Average Chairmen screw up about 4 times every cycle, unless Madigan really has it out for them. That gives OUR Chairman his alloted mess-ups! What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area for this Chairman. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your Chairman is Mr. Patrick Brady. We need to capture him and make him our Ex-Chairman. Go get him.


  43. - Highland, IL - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:25 am:

    Ever heard about the Laser Kittens, now we have Laser Chairman.


  44. - Boone Logan Square - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:27 am:

    The warning lights come on when the battery dies.


  45. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:31 am:

    “I call this my ‘Charleton Heston - you can take my gun from my cold dead hand’ look …”


  46. - Dooley Dudright - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:35 am:

    He’ll expose you
    When he snows you
    Off your feet with the crumbs he throws you
    He’s ferocious
    And he knows just what it
    Takes to make a crow blush
    All the Dems think he’s a spy
    He’s got — Patrick Brady eyes….


  47. - dupage dan - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 10:49 am:

    I vote for OneMan. Zod is cool.


  48. - The Slayer - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:01 am:

    Here’s your robe. The ship picks us up at midnight.


  49. - overcooked - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:04 am:

    Shaka, when the walls fell!


  50. - PublicServant - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:05 am:

    Father Merrin speaking to his assistant from The Exorcist (1973): Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. We may ask what is relevant but anything beyond that is dangerous. He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen to him. Remember that - do not listen.


  51. - 10th Indy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:05 am:

    Proof that looking upon Satan does make your eyes bleed.


  52. - too obvious - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:08 am:

    IL GOP chairman Pat Brady just advised that unlike golf, lowest score does not in fact win. “We’ve all been hurt by Quinn’s and Madigan’s tricks, but Illinois remains in play for the GOP in 2012,” said Brady in a statement.


  53. - k3_Spfld_Chi - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:13 am:

    Booga booga booga


  54. - Anonymous - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:17 am:

    In Russia, Argentina cries for you!


  55. - Its Just Me - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:23 am:

    Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady shows how much he is a Republican by incoporating red not into his shirt, and his wallpaper, but also the color of his eyes.


  56. - Its Just Me - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:24 am:

    Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady is still red hot that his party couldn’t beat Pat Quinn.


  57. - ah HA - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:25 am:

    The Devil is in the Details…


  58. - Esquire - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:26 am:

    There is nothing wrong with your computer screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your computer. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… The Outer Limits.


  59. - Its Just Me - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:31 am:

    Pat Brady was up all night trying to figure out a way to convince the conservative wing of his party that they need moderate candidates to win elections.


  60. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:33 am:

    “You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, . . . .

    (With apologies to “On the Waterfront”)


  61. - That Guy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:34 am:

    It’s all about the angle of refraction. If the flash is placed to close to the lens it can result in an unwanted reflection from the eyes resulting in the appearance of red eyes. Simply put, it’s bad photography.


  62. - Cincinnatus - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 11:52 am:

    “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”


  63. - Cal Skinner - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 12:01 pm:

    The photo is really better when viewed in the original on McHenry County Blog.

    Pat Brady is posing with a broadly smiling Chad Koppie at a Nunda Township GOP meeting. A friend of McHenry County Blog sent it to me.


  64. - D.P. Gumby - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 12:02 pm:

    “Klaatu barada nikto”


  65. - Anonymour - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 12:11 pm:

    The Illinois Republican party — batteries not included.


  66. - Rich Miller - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 12:12 pm:

    ===The photo is really better when viewed in the original on McHenry County Blog.===

    Agreed. But you couldn’t see Brady’s eyes with both in the pic, so I cropped it.


  67. - Justice - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 12:18 pm:

    I don’t think my shirt could be any tighter. Wait, this isn’t my shirt, its my bankers!


  68. - In the Sticks - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 12:24 pm:

    Wonder if Madigan will fear me now that I’m a vampire?


  69. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:02 pm:

    “Please allow me to introduce myself
    I’m a man of wealth and taste
    I’ve been around for a long, long year
    Stole a party’s soul and it’s faith
    And I was round when Bill Brady
    Gave the party its doubt and pain
    Made damn sure that “SCC”
    Washed their hands and sealed his fate
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guess my name
    But what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game
    I stuck around Springfield and Chi-ca-go
    When I saw it was a time for a change
    Ousted McKenna and his campaign
    NO ONE screamed in vain
    I won the vote
    Held a generals rank
    When the primary raged
    And the candidates stank
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
    Ah, what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
    I watched with glee
    While your 2 split wings
    Fought for two decades
    For the slates they made
    I shouted out,
    Who killed conservatives?
    When after all
    It was you and me
    Let me please introduce myself
    I’m a man of wealth and taste
    And I laid traps for our GOP
    Who get killed before they reached election day
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
    But what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
    But what’s confusing you
    Is just the nature of my game
    Just as every cop is a criminal
    And all the sinners saints
    As heads is tails
    Just call me The Chair Man
    Cause I’m in need of some restraint
    So if you meet me
    Have some courtesy
    Have some sympathy, and some taste
    Use all your well-learned politesse
    I’ve laid you GOP to waste, um yeah
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guessed my name, um yeah
    But what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game, um mean it, get down
    Woo, who
    Oh yeah, get on down
    Oh yeah
    Oh yeah!
    Tell me baby, what’s my name
    Tell me honey, can ya guess my name
    Tell me baby, what’s my name
    I tell you one time, you’re to blame
    Ooo, who
    Ooo, who
    Ooo, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Oh, yeah
    What’s my name
    Tell me, baby, what’s my name
    Tell me, sweetie, what’s my name
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Ooo, who, who
    Oh, yeah”

    Sympathy for the Chairman …


  70. - Amuzing Myself - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:09 pm:

    We AAAAARRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Illinois!… aren’t we!!!!


  71. - Anonymous - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:29 pm:

    Willy, I’m suddenly feeling very sympathetic.


  72. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:34 pm:

    -Anon …

    I am wrestling wether that is good or bad …


  73. - Desert Dweller - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:35 pm:

    Dazed, Dr. Samuel Beckett asks Al how he ended up in the State of Illinois and why is there a prison in Lincoln.


  74. - Anonymous - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:44 pm:

    Look at the eyes, Willy…it’s an eerie feeling, isn’t it? lol

    (Great job, BTW. That one needs to be added to CapFax’s “Greatest Hits”. Well done.)


  75. - Bring Back Boone's - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:44 pm:

    “I must break you”


  76. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:50 pm:

    -Anon …

    The eyes are piercing, cold, but a hint of inner laughter .. “at” us … eerie indeed!

    And thanks, that is high praise, I appreciate that.


  77. - Rich Miller - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:53 pm:

    I’m gonna need to pick a winner soon, so start listing your preferences. I’ve also asked Chairman Brady for his input.


  78. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 1:55 pm:

    Oh, Chairman Brady is going to give input …

    That parody song was from Oswego WALLY, with an “a” … not Willy …

    Sorry for the confusion, Chairman Brady!


  79. - Anonymous - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 2:00 pm:

    Up Next: The ILGOP’s new Reality TV Show, “Theta Programming Gone Wild!!!” - where everyone and everything is a political target!

    *gets popcorn and dons tin foil hat for protection before sitting down and turning eyes toward the screen*


  80. - Skeeter - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 2:01 pm:

    Per Miller’s request:
    Small Town Liberal’s “thousand yard stare” and “the warning lights come on when the battery dies” by Boone Logan Square seem like the top two. And Oswego (insert W name) last comment is also worthy of mention.


  81. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 2:05 pm:

    Wordslinger, Skeeter and PaGo, and Anon’s Batteries Not Included …


  82. - Anonymous - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 2:07 pm:

    Definitely Oswego Willy for coming up with the new ILGOP battle hymn.


  83. - 47th Ward - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 2:21 pm:

    Pick Oswego Willy for sheer volume over the past week, most of which were really funny.


  84. - reformer - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 3:09 pm:

    I like this one from Too Obvious:
    “We’ve all been hurt by Quinn’s and Madigan’s tricks, but Illinois remains in play for the GOP in 2012.”
    Also this one from Spliff:
    “Rep. Ramey was not at my house for a BBQ.”


  85. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 3:46 pm:

    Thanks for everyone who liked my post. What is great about this site is all the great commenters here, and trying to keep up with them!

    Thanks again for those who voted for me


  86. - wordslinger - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 3:50 pm:

    Willie, you might have won if you didn’t go golfing this morning.


  87. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 3:55 pm:

    HOW DID YOU KNOW, WORD ……?????


  88. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 9, 11 @ 4:02 pm:

    Tom Cross thought wordslinger’s remark was uncalled for ….


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