“Bruce, (sigh) … the only stuffed animals that will fit into the stuff dog’s mouth are the weasel, a cartoonish rabbit, a golf club head cover we found of a Gofer with the initials ‘T’ and ‘C’ stitched on the back… and… a Meerkat that is missing an eye …No, you think about it Bruce, we have time…”
“Mr. Rauner, sir, we have all been patient. The dog looks fine. We are not going to …’paint’ the dog black for a black Lab … we know its stuffed, but its just a prop … how about we take a couple with the dog, yes, with the ears up, nothing in the mouth and keep the dog this color … humor us…”
“Please, Mr. Rauner … it’s stuffed … we can’t make it ’sit’ …the dog is stuffed standing. Yes, …I can see that point …yes, a sitting dog shows like you are the ‘Master’ or whatever you said … but THIS dog …is stuffed …standing …”
“Mister. Rauner. We can NOT … have a deer standing next to you… and the dog. Sir, …why… why would a deer be standing with you and ‘your dog’? This isn’t ‘Animal Kingdom’, ok, the only deer we have in the semi is a ’standing deer’ …No! That makes no sense to have the deer standing with you and the dog …you have ‘hunted’, right?…”
“Ok, I think we are ready …Mr. Rauner, stand there, next TO the dog, with the ears up, and you can hold ‘Rodent 615′ from the truck, … yep … just like that … put the shades… yes, on your face, not on the brim of the hat … great … yes! Right foot forward, look natural …No, do not look at the dog, look here sir … the dog is fine … hold the prop up higher, like you are proud you got it … yes … look here … the dog is not going to fall over, its anchored … no, Bruce, the dog looks steady, look here please … no, hold the Rodent higher like ‘Lookey-Lookey’ … tilt the hat just a bit back … I know we can’t SEE your eyes, but we want to see your face … Fix Mr. Rauner’s hat … ok… perfect … Bruce, seriously, look HERE … if you move your head, the hat will move … The. Dog. Does. Not. Need. A. Bandana! Bruce, I am going to take away the dog … I know you want the stuffed dog in the picture …. yes, even though its standing and not sitting, I get it … but the bandana might be too much …(pause) …Yes…Yes, I know you are paying for this … ‘Can somepone find me a bandana for the prop dog?’ … Seriously? ‘Do we have a “red” bandana for the dog?’ … only a black one Bruce … That’s ok? … Now! Now, we have the bandana on the stuffed dog, the sunglasses on, the right foot forward, you are smiling … yes, yes the Rodent in your hand … let’s make some magic …”
Looks like Dove hunting to me. However I would encourage him to mow down the sun flowers with a bush hog. Everyone knows that doves prefer a dusty field and wont feed directly on the flower, they will only feed on the ground.
Just to clarify, it is not illegal to hunt doves over standing sun flowers. From the Illinois Department of Natural resources Pyramid State Park website.
== Dove hunting hours are 12 noon - 5 p.m. Hunters must participate in a daily lottery at 11:00 am at the Galum Unit office September 1 - 5 to hunt over sunflower or wheat field. No dove hunting is allowed September 1 - 5 within 200 yards of a designated dove mangement field, except for hunters who are part of the hunter quota for that field.
- Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Sep 4, 13 @ 10:09 am:
“I’m just an ordinary Joe, like you.”
- Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Sep 4, 13 @ 10:12 am:
“Ramar of the Jungle” (after being fitted at his local tailor’s shop) goes out for the first time to hunt for snipe. His native bearer failed to show up to carry the picnic basket and champagne but (clever lad that he is) he found a dog to act as his porter.
=It’s dove season, and btw Bruce, it’s illegal to shoot dove over standing sunflowers… =
Adding to what John A. Logan mentioned……….You can indeed hunt over standing sunflowers, You can even mow them down (which works even better) and hunt over that. This can be a little confusing as people get them mixed up with waterfowl laws where you can’t do this sort of thing.
Bruce Rauner puts forth his proposal for pension reform.
“My proposal not just eliminates all pension costs,” said Rauner, as he held a dove representing State employees, “it generates revenue through hunting licenses, estate taxes, and a variety of other sources.”
Ty Fahner of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago drooled in agreement.
Thinking of the scene from the movie “The Distinguished Gentleman” when they were out hunting with semi-automatic rifles. One bird drops and Eddie Murphy says “Must’ve had a heart attack.” That’s what happened to whatever rodent Bruce is holding…
He probably shot himself in the foot due to his lack of knowledge of a shotgun. I like the commercial where he has the Carhart construction jacket on and has construction workers in the backround as he bashes unions. That is priceless. I sure hope the fine citizens of downstate Ill are smart enough not to fall for this clown it is pathetic.
- And the horse they rode in on! - Wednesday, Sep 4, 13 @ 6:18 pm:
“Rep. Brandon Phelps has nothing on me when it comes to pandering to the gun nuts.”