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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013

* Gov. Pat Quinn…

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

143 Comments
  1. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:03 pm:

    “I have a three point plan for forcing Speaker Madigan to do what I say.”


  2. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    “And the third reason I don’t care what the Illinois Constitution says, is . . . .”


  3. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:12 pm:

    “No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! We have two, no three weapons…..”


  4. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:14 pm:

    “Since Attorney General Madigan is not running, I think my primary chances are up to… 1 in 3!”


  5. - Fan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    “Four times now, I have tried to get a pension plan passed…”


  6. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    That was the third time John Cullerton has goosed me.


  7. - Tom - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    Read between the lines Mr. Speaker


  8. - And I Approved This Message - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    Governor Pat Quinn, having lost another foolish sports bet with an unnamed Governor, fulfills his pledge by singing Figaro’s aria from The Barber of Seville.


  9. - Judgment Day - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:18 pm:

    “Pay no attention to the political talking bobblehead at the bottom of the screen….”


  10. - South of I-80 - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:19 pm:

    Ah One; Ah Two; Ah Three…..

    By the way, what do yo think of Little Me?


  11. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:20 pm:

    Rahman said ‘do theModified Yakuza- it will give you street cred”. It just gave me a really, really sore finger….


  12. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:24 pm:

    Today’s campaign stop is sponsered by the number 3.


  13. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:25 pm:

    Look guys, for the third time, the Tribune editorial board says it’s constitutional. So why are we still discussing this ?


  14. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:27 pm:

    So after considerable study I have now achieved the ability to count to 3.


  15. - Steve - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:27 pm:

    Pat Quinn explains why state income taxes can’t be zero percent like in Texas.


  16. - Enemy of the State - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    Gov: I just want to tell the press two things.
    Rich Miller: Is one of them you have too many fingers up?


  17. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    3 votes, 3 votes, that’s what I’m predicting Oswego Willie will get with his write-in campaign against me.


  18. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:29 pm:

    Unlike Governor Perry, I can remember three things I want to talk about. Unfortunately, I just keep talking……


  19. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    “I have outlawed the 3 branches of Government. As your ‘Glorious Leader’ I took it upon my self to write, and approve the Constitution. We will strike fear into those who are opposed to Freedom.”


  20. - Tsavo - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    Today I would like to introduce my running mate for Lt. Governor, Minnie Me.


  21. - Union Man - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    Once, Twice, Three times a loser!!


  22. - FormerParatrooper - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:32 pm:

    If you don’t vote for me I will ax your pay too.


  23. - Bill - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    Li’l Few Q


  24. - Anon. - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    “My 3 chief weapons are fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and . . . er . . .”


  25. - Anon. - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:34 pm:

    Ooops. Sorry, wordslinger


  26. - Anon. - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:34 pm:

    Ooops. Sorry, wordslinger


  27. - train111 - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:35 pm:

    I stocked up!! I now have 3 bottles, that’s 3 bottles of ketchup in my refrigerator


  28. - woodchuck - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:35 pm:

    So I had my Michael Curry summer intern tell her –Sheila, if you’re driving yourself, you can only make 3 stops.


  29. - West Side the Best Side - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:36 pm:

    No kidding? We have three “separate” branches of government?


  30. - Union Man - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    Can anyone come up with three reasons why I should be re-elected? Anyone? Please, someone!
    OK, two reasons?


  31. - Gregor - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:38 pm:

    “Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada.”…

    whoops, wrong speech….


  32. - OneMan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:38 pm:

    The people Good and True, need me to check them…


  33. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:39 pm:

    Gorbeahev addresses the poliburo.


  34. - Dirt Diver - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:39 pm:

    Reporter: How many ties do you own Mr. Governor?

    Governor: 3, all of which are purple.


  35. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:42 pm:

    “Follow me, and I can lead you to three beautiful bathrooms.”

    “I’m here to announce that Squeezy has eaten three legislative leaders so far, and he’ll finish the job, unless they pass pension reform.”


  36. - OneMan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:42 pm:

    How many people did I say should go to Sheila’s announcement?


  37. - change - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:43 pm:

    I keep 3, yes 3, pairs of underwear at the mansion.


  38. - Union Guy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:46 pm:

    Look, I can count to 3!!


  39. - Jimmy 87 - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:46 pm:

    “Boehner wasn’t joking. This bronzer is fantastic.”


  40. - Shore - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:50 pm:

    I got 4 eyes, 3 fingers, 2 chins but NO (soup) pay for you little legislators.


  41. - Mike Huntoon - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:52 pm:

    There are three branches of Government - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - I dare you to guess which I am . . .


  42. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:53 pm:

    2’s company, three’s a crowd right ? Ok, then how can anyone say Sheila didn’t have a crowd today ?


  43. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    “When I last left you, ‘My People’, I have written 3 letters, and have put them in 3 emevelopes in my desk for my successor to read … the first letter says …”


  44. - gomez37 - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    Lastly…. Has anyone seen my neck?


  45. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:58 pm:

    “…for it’s one, two, three stikes you’re out at the old ball game.”


  46. - OneMan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:00 pm:

    Gregor

    Congratulations, you will 100 internets…


  47. - boog - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:01 pm:

    “How many booolets do you think someone needs to kill a deeah ?”, asked Gov Cuomo.


  48. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:03 pm:

    - 47th Ward - … well done!


  49. - Raymond - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:04 pm:

    “That’s the THIRD time Madigan put horseradish on my baloney!”


  50. - John A Logan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    Its basically an up day.


  51. - OneMan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:06 pm:

    And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once at the number three, being the third number to be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.”


  52. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:07 pm:

    - OneMan -!

    Well, if anyone knows who was at the Annoumcement it would be you …nicely played.


  53. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:08 pm:

    I’ll select “Unflattering Camera Angles” for $300, Alec.


  54. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    “My People! On the THIRD Day of the ‘Glorious Revolution’ I outlawed the paying of Greens Fees for Legislators with per diem, called the Tom Cross Act…”


  55. - leonard - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:11 pm:

    And as to you legislators-pick one


  56. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:12 pm:

    “This is the third General Assmelby I had to sit this year due to … Constitutional…problems. Now, I want all the ‘Qunnocrats’ and the ‘Patrickicans’ to work together, both …um, parties … to vote as I see fit … seriously, I am tired of this seating new governments….”


  57. - Six Degrees of Separation - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:14 pm:

    Reminds me of the old Harris Bank(?) commercials of old…
    “It’s the big bank…with the little bank inside!”


  58. - Rufus D Doofus - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:16 pm:

    There is three people blocking real pension reform-Speaker Madigan, President Cullerton……and..uhhh….ooops!


  59. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:16 pm:

    There will be a 3-second lag between what I say and what you hear.


  60. - bella - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:17 pm:

    There’s three kinds of people in Illinois. Those that can count, and those that can’t.


  61. - Judgment Day - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:18 pm:

    “That’s right! It only took me three tries to tie this knot in my tie. So if I can do that, why can’t the legislature pass pension reform.

    After all, all this pension reform should just be as simple as wearing a tie.”


  62. - Judgment Day - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:20 pm:

    “OK, everybody pair up in three’s.”


  63. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:20 pm:

    “I am here to tell you …The fire swamp is an uninviting location…with three primary dangers: flame spurts, lightning sand, and rodents of unusual size.

    The flame spurts warn you before they pop, the lightning sand is now clearly marked so those are easy enough … but the ‘ROUS’s,… I don’t think they exist …”


  64. - Just the Facts - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    reminded me of this scene: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2091954688/tt0033467


  65. - Timmeh - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    Big Quinn: “I am Big Quinn, you are Little Quinn.”
    Little Quinn: “I am Governor Quinn, you are Populist Quinn.”
    Big Quinn: “These feeble legislators will not obey!”
    Little Quinn: “What if I were to veto their pay?”
    Big Quinn: “I will gain the love of the people of Illinois.”
    Little Quinn: “It will be a victory for us, Soy Boy!”
    Big Quinn: “It will not help us solve the pension.”
    Little Quinn: “It may help us keep the mansion!”


  66. - Stones - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    Looks like the curtan has been pulled back on the Wizard…


  67. - Mokenavince - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:26 pm:

    Three strikes and I’m out.


  68. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:29 pm:

    What? I swear I haven’t gained more than three pounds this year.


  69. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:33 pm:

    “And we shall prevail…., hey, who’s that lady in the white tank top and what’s she doing with that sledgehammer…..”


  70. - Darienite - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:34 pm:

    “Gotta a really bad paper cut on my middle finger, but if I just hold that one out, Miller is going to think I meant toward him. Three fingers are safer….yeah, that’s it.”


  71. - Re-elect No One - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    I only know of 3 Commandments!

    1. You shall worship No God before Me.
    2. What I say goes no matter how many times I change what I say.
    3. The Illinois Constitution is just a guideline.


  72. - Mason born - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:42 pm:

    “I am the Dread Governor Quinn! Look on me and Despair!”


  73. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:44 pm:

    I have asked four people and none of them have heard of this “Onarga Wilbur” fellow who is going to run a write-in campaign.


  74. - Omay - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:46 pm:

    Three is a magic number. A man and a woman had a little baby. They had threeee in the family…


  75. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:47 pm:

    1) Quinn as he sees himself;

    2) Quinn as everybody else see him.


  76. - Mason born - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    I have 3 people who tell me i am the greatest Gov. This state has ever had! They are Patrick IV,
    David, and that really big guy behind me.


  77. - Spliff - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    PQ : “Third time:

    The hills are alive with the sound of music …..”


  78. - Timmeh - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:54 pm:

    “There’s only one thing I want more than being reelected… Half-Life 3.”


  79. - Steve Earle - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:56 pm:

    Didn’t Jobs do this when the Mac was introduced in 1984?


  80. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 1:56 pm:

    Having exhausted Blago’s playbook, Quinn tries to take a page from Rahm’s.


  81. - D P Gumby - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

    “Three more pensions to plan on the floor,
    three more pensions to plan.
    Take one down and pass it a round….


  82. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:09 pm:

    I’m 3 times bigger than the little guy in front of me.


  83. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:13 pm:

    “And when the legislators miss their third paycheck . . . .”


  84. - Empty Suit - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:15 pm:

    Me and Mini Me believe in three principles as old as the Bible..


  85. - Just Saying - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    Hey Speaker: Look at my hand and “read between the lines.”


  86. - Soccertease - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    I’ve only gained 3 1/2 pounds. Does this suit make me look fat?


  87. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    “Third, and most importantly, I would like to announce my new running mate… SQUEEZY”


  88. - Grandkids Made Me Do it - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:25 pm:

    I can only take three questions as Gru and the other Minions are expecting me back shortly.


  89. - Nonplussed - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:25 pm:

    This isn’t how you do the Shocker?


  90. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:28 pm:

    There are 3 branches of government, the elm branch, the oak branch & the maple branch. No wait, those are the brances over the fence in my yard.


  91. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:30 pm:

    Hey, Isn’t that the guy who played Kissinger in the opera “Nixon in China”?


  92. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:30 pm:

    “See kids, there are 3 branches of government. And in Illinois, none of them function well at the same time.

    Sometimes you might get 1 or even 2 operating smoothly in unison, but 3? All 3? At the same time?

    That idea is crazier than the look on my face.”


  93. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:31 pm:

    I have been authorized to offer as many as 3 cannoli to get Oswego Willie to drop out of the race.


  94. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:31 pm:

    Hey, whose the guy on the tie?


  95. - Tequila Mockingbird - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:40 pm:

    So see, you got me, cullerton, and Madigan. Thats enough to get the job done. We don’t need all these other people getting paid just to sit around and pass laws and reform pensions and stuff.


  96. - titan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:42 pm:

    You think this is bad…you should have seen the shot from Anthony Weiner’s press conference.


  97. - siriusly - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 2:56 pm:

    A miniature version of Governor Pat Quinn speaks from the podium while an image of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is projected on a screen behind him.


  98. - AFSCME Steward - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:01 pm:

    Madigan thinks he’s so big. How’s this for BIG Mikie ?


  99. - ChrisB - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:10 pm:

    Quinnception.


  100. - SAP - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:12 pm:

    Obviously, I did not kill your father Inigo Montoya.


  101. - Todd - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:12 pm:

    unlike the Mayor I have all my digits after talking with Madigian


  102. - Calhoun Native - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:13 pm:

    “There are at least three reasons why we can’t stand pat.”


  103. - Old and In The Way - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    Maybe the three fingers are signifying the $3.1 million we, the taxpayers of Illinois, have just given three private, and ridiculously expensive, colleges for repairing buildings! While our public universities are owed millions of capital and GRF dollars we are giving to private elitist liberal arts colleges millions of dollars. Good morale builder for those public universities we have been starving for five years! Obscene waste!


  104. - OurMagician - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:16 pm:

    “The number of counties I will win in the general election”


  105. - Ghost of John Brown - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:23 pm:

    They just came out with the new Twinkies and it makes me so mad that there are only two Twinkies in a package, I WANT THREE!!!!

    Nam, nam, nam, nam. Mmmmmm, Yummy!!


  106. - soccermom - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    Was anyone else reminded of this?
    http://www.img2.cdm.me/sites/cdm.bild-studio.me/files/styles/1280×1024/public/multimedia/foto/2013/05/kejn.jpg
    Classic.


  107. - Aw - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    I will win three counties


  108. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    “Yes it’s true, we have three branches of government, just not during this pension emergency.”


  109. - Shocker - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:27 pm:

    Go Wichita State!!


  110. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:27 pm:

    “Well, it’s one, two, three what are we fighting for? Don’t ask me I don’t give a hoot. Illinois is now Beirut.”


  111. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:38 pm:

    Soccermom, nice with the Charles Foster Kane. I saw the Macintosh “1984.”


  112. - siriusly - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:41 pm:

    “but by the grace of the lord and these three fingers, I got ‘em all back in “


  113. - soccermom - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    Word, you inspired me to review the classic Mac ad - but in the Apple ad, there was no one standing in front of the screen.


  114. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:54 pm:

    Excellent, Rich. “Open Up the Pearly Gates.”


  115. - soccermom - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 3:54 pm:

    “How I see myself.”
    http://mjcdn.motherjones.com/preset_51/obama-screen630.jpg


  116. - soccermom - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:02 pm:

    “How my mother sees me.”
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24923190@N04/5294641159/in/photostream/


  117. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:06 pm:

    Kass wants to give me a moutza? This is what I say to him.


  118. - Quizzical - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:06 pm:

    Protect the pensions, don’t cut other programs, and don’t raise taxes. I don’t understand why somebody else can’t write and pass a bill that does all three.


  119. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:11 pm:

    Quinn: “I gave the GA more than one deadline to come up with pension reform! In fact, I gave them..” looks over shoulder at screen, “three, I count three fingers!”


  120. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:14 pm:

    “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a pension crisis?

    One. Two. Three!”


  121. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:41 pm:

    “Soy Boy 2: Larger Than Life!”


  122. - DirtNap - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:43 pm:

    Pay no attention to the man on the screen behind me!


  123. - Steve - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 4:53 pm:

    Everything comes in threes. Gov. Ryan, Gov. Blagojevich, and me.


  124. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 5:05 pm:

    She drove all day and only made three stops? Get. Out.


  125. - flea - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 5:10 pm:

    I am sure I can get three votes…


  126. - Nice Suit - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 5:16 pm:

    “With God’s grace and these three fingers…”


  127. - transplant - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 5:22 pm:

    While the legislature has not been working on pension reform at all, I’ve taken a three pronged approach to the problem. I work on the issue day, and night … and day, again …


  128. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 6:05 pm:

    three more reasons I am signing the Medical Marijuana bill.


  129. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 7:18 pm:

    That was meant to read, “…if we don’t…!”


  130. - BillM - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 7:22 pm:

    I just applied for clown college I need three things a big red nose, makeup, and a big pair of shoes.


  131. - foster brooks - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 7:52 pm:

    unplug the airhose from me.


  132. - Sickguy chicago - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 7:59 pm:

    I’ve got two points on medical marijuana. No wait, three points, i think, uh, thought.

    What was i saying again?

    Who’s got Cheetos? Don’t bogart them. Pass them over to me.


  133. - georgeatt - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 8:51 pm:

    “We have State Retirees by the Gonads”


  134. - Rollo Tomasi - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 8:55 pm:

    Maybe I should have not eaten that 4th XL deep dish Connies Pizza, I think my head is going to explode!


  135. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 9:21 pm:

    Following this executive order there are still three branches of state government: me, myself and I, each co-equal to the other … unless myself doesn’t pass pension reform and then me will hold myself’s pay and dare myself to run to I to try to get it thrown out.


  136. - Quizzical - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 9:45 pm:

    No I was not on vacation. I got this tan from the early morning sun while I slept on the hood of my car in a Motel 6 parking lot. I don’t even pay for a room anymore. That’s what I’m doing to save the State’s money. For breakfast I picked crabapples off a tree. Not those expensive Granny Smiths that one of the legislative leaders eats. I just care more, why I even….


  137. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 9:55 pm:

    Michelle, lol, you have the votes of me, myself and I.


  138. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 10:06 pm:

    The Gov pulls out his bass-baritone singing the role of Porgy from ‘Porgy ‘n Bess’. A stunned Madigan demanded an encore.


  139. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 10:21 pm:

    Word, thanks. I understand (you) is voting from the grave.


  140. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 10:40 pm:

    Michelle for the win!


  141. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 11:10 pm:

    Concur …

    - Michelle Flaherty - for the Win …

    Very well played!


  142. - Illini Fan - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 11:28 pm:

    I will not be the 3rd Illinois Governor in a row to head to club fed.


  143. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 11:31 pm:

    All credit really goes to De La Soul. Couldn’t have done it without them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw02oX3_uC8


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* Law firms' 2018 resolution: Less paper
* Could this company become Chicago's own Salesforce?
* Manufacturers discover marketing
* In Chicago, does the new tax law mean a bonus?


* Daughter, father seriously hurt in Burnside home fire
* Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown
* Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor
* Man shot inside Far South Side home
* Dear Abby: I’m 27 and still suck my thumb
* Congress has shut down the federal government. Now what?
* 2 men shot in Gresham
* Wisconsin ends slump, extends Illinois’ in rout
* 27-year-old man fatally shot in Oswego Township
* Gov’t shutdown seems near; Senate fails to approve funding


* Disabato: Vinny Curta keeps grinning as NCAA scoring leader at Grinnell
* Man shot in front of 3 children when someone fired on house
* There's a strong case to make that Trump is a big reason for the government shutdown
* Government shuts down as hopes for a spending deal crumble in divided Senate
* Gov. Brown reverses decision to parole Manson family killer
* What a federal government shutdown would mean in Chicago
* Illinois falls to 0-7 in Big Ten after getting blown out by Wisconsin
* Homewood-Flossmoor looks young, restless in loss to highly touted Bolingbrook
* Apple of Adem's eye: Osmani leads late charge as Oak Lawn outlasts Richards
* Serial stowaway sneaks onto O'Hare plane, flies to London: Cops


» Chicago Schools Chief: Cost A Driver In Special Ed Overhaul
» One Year Later, Women’s March Demands More Than Attendance
» State Week: Education Funding, Pritzker-Blagojevich, Rauner-Duke
» Sheriff Offers To Help Review Police Shootings In Suburban Cook County
» A Prescription For Fruits And Veggies: One Solution To Food Insecurity in Illinois
» A Call For Transparency
» 2 Illinois Governor Candidates Spend $26M In Last 3 Months
» State Board of Education: Double School Funding Now
» Lawmakers Demand Fast Internet For Rural Schools
» 2 Dreamers Discuss Helping Other Immigrants Amid Uncertainty


* Ed Rogers: High stakes for Trump at the World Economic Forum
* Scott Reeder: Formula for political success is to listen to voters
* Rauner order bars lawmakers from property-tax appeals
* Outdoor sports participants hoping for larger cut in farm bill
* Point: Trump's stance gives hope to an Iranian majority that longs for freedom
* Counterpoint: Trump's assertive policies rally Iranian support for the Ayatollahs
* Thumbs Up: To investing in infrastructure
* Eugene Robinson: An administration with no credibility cannot lead
* U of I trustees approve 4th-straight tuition freeze
* Rauner to air extended ad of Pritzker, Blagojevich on wiretap


* Underwood: 'They were a much better basketball team'
* Alstork: 'I came here to win'
* Notes: Defense an issue in loss to Badgers
* Illini stumble in seventh straight Big Ten loss
* Maurice Rushing
* Theresa Lynn Perry
* Marjorie Mae Craig Samay
* Illini grade vs. Wisconsin: F
* Quick take: First blowout of the season
* U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other


* The Latest: South Korean beats Zverev at Australian Open
* Booker scores 30, Warren 25 as Suns beat Nuggets 108-100
* Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten
* Government shutdown takes effect; parties quickly blame each other
* South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit

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* Chance The Rapper Visited Uptown Last Night
* “Chicago” West?
* Donald Trump And The Rhetoric Of Dictators
* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #184: Bell & Bulls, Vic & Vikes, Corey's Confusion
* Thorner/O'Neil: Social Engineering: Transferring Parental Control of Children to Teachers
* Governor to be featured at bi-partisan Lincoln Forum in January
* 7 members of Illinois Congressional delegation co-sponsor Born Alive measure
* Chicago Ex Fest canceled amid allegations of sexual misconduct against its organizer
* Mom and Dad is a bracing Mad magazine-style satire
* Illinois Congressman Backstage at the March for Life 2018


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Shell wants to turn smartwatches into smartphones on a wing (or two)
* Gboard goes big on GIF creation in the suggestion bar
* iOS 11 is now on 65 percent of devices
* FCC sees US variants of Nokia 6 (2018) or Nokia 7
* Skagen Falster smartwatches are now available to buy
* Google Play services update fixes Chromecast Wi-Fi bug
* AT&T to introduce iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus into prepaid service eligibility

* White Sox seeking new flagship radio home
* Engel working to steady barrel in Year 2
* WLS parent company looking to end White Sox radio deal
* Inbox: Who replaces Rodon in the rotation?
* 2018 South Side Sox Hall of Fame Ballot
* With maturity comes lofty expectations for Eloy
* Collins ranked MLB's No. 9 catching prospect


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