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Monday, Sep 30, 2013

* Gov. Pat Quinn got a flu shot on Friday, the same day he failed to convince two judges for a stay during appeal of the previous day’s legislator pay ruling…

* The Question: Caption?

Funniest commenter wins a new Statehouse mobile app that I’ll be launching soon.

Our most recent winner was Old Shepherd

“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:48 am:

    Governor Quinn gets his “Populist Booster Shot” which will help increase his polling numbers even if his moves are struct down by the courts.

  2. - Darienite - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:49 am:

    My tie is turning purple…….groovy!!

  3. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:52 am:

    Governor Pat Quinn (seated) gets his vaccine shots today as her prepares for his first sit-down to Squeezy the Python in quite some time.

  4. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:54 am:

    In preparation for the meeting with the Senate GOP Caucus, Governor Quinn is being inoculated for “Slytherin House Fever” which is running rampant in the group.

  5. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:55 am:

    “Governor, this will help with your adversion for Political or Governmental Ice Cream being served this cycle”

  6. - John Bambenek - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:56 am:

    Governor Quinn as he is being inoculated from public criticism, concern for effective governance and common sense.

  7. - wordslinger - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:56 am:

    …don’t know….
    … just where I’m going….”

    “But I’m …
    …gonna try…
    ….for the kingdom, if I can…

    …Cause it makes me feel like I’m a man
    When I put a spike into my vein…”

  8. - And I Approved This Message - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:56 am:

    “Legislators don’t like me. Leadership won’t work with me. I can’t find a running mate. I can’t talk about soy beans anymore with a straight face. We can’t stop the Asian Carp. The damn Statehouse doors cost $600,000 a pair. Running twice with Rod will be my epitaph. I’ll never see my pension. Go ahead Dr. Kevorkian. I’m ready.”

  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 11:57 am:

    “Governor, this is the antedote I am giving you, if you happen to take a bite of one of Speaker Madigan’s ‘Special Mushroom’ apples …”

  10. - RNUG - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:00 pm:

    taking his medicine …

  11. - leonard - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:00 pm:

    This doesn’t hurt either.

  12. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:00 pm:

    In a first in Illinois history, a citizen finally gets to stick it to an Illinois politician instead of the other way around…

  13. - Montrose - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:01 pm:

    Yes. I feel my Gubernatorial powers growing already!

  14. - SAP - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:04 pm:

    Time for the GUN SHOW!!!!!!!!

  15. - Old Shepherd - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:05 pm:

    The needle tears a hole
    The old familiar sting
    Try to kill it all away
    But I remember everything

    What have I become
    My sweetest friend
    Everyone I know
    Goes away in the end

    And you could have it all
    My empire of dirt
    I will let you down
    I will make you hurt

  16. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:05 pm:

    Although unknown to Illinois’ governor, Pat Quinn received an anti-pandering drug last week that, when given, makes the patient cluck like a chicken when the need to pander arises.

    This should make sense to everyone as to why Governor Quinn’s new nickname is “Gov. Cluck”.

  17. - Dirty Red - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    “You thought I was immune before…”

  18. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    Darienite takes the early lead!

  19. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    In an attempt to enhance his powers, Soy Boy is injected with a radioactive soybean slurry…

  20. - John A Logan - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    In comparison to the way the rest of my day has went, it actually feels rather pleasant.

  21. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    “With this shot of Squeezy’s DNA, you will actually have the real power of being cartoonish, not just that impression others have of you.”

  22. - Rolo Tomassi II - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:06 pm:

    Nurse: Oh Mr.Quinn, I’m sorry, I mistakenly injected you with sodium pentothal(truth serum). I hope this won’t effect your upcoming meeting with Henry Bayer (AFSCME).

  23. - Dirty Red - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:07 pm:

    LOL @ JAL. Well played!

  24. - MrJM - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:15 pm:

    I’ve seen the needle
    And the damage done

    –Neil Young

  25. - the unknown poster - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    Governor Quinn gets a shot while humming Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”.

  26. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    To add to MrJM’s comment…

    I hit the city and
    I lost my band

  27. - 47th Ward - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    The shot was originally intended for his backside, but after Quinn searched with both hands without finding it, the nurse decided to go with the arm.

  28. - AFSCME Steward - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    Quinn loses court case, sentenced to Flu shot

  29. - Makandadawg - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:19 pm:

    A Booster Shot of “Good Luck”

  30. - PublicServant - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:25 pm:

    Governor Quinn demonstrates the effects of not properly clearing air bubbles from a syringe.

  31. - Almost the Weekend - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:25 pm:

    I was put on earth to solve Illinois’ pensions crisis… wait… if I can solve the pension crisis why do I need a flu shot?

  32. - Wensicia - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:26 pm:

    I have complete immunity! The court can’t stop me now!

  33. - Casual observer - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    Governor Quinn gets his cooties vaccine before heading downstate.

  34. - Farker - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    “inoculation, I thought you said inauguration.”

  35. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    Cuz every junkie’s like a setting sun…

  36. - D P Gumby - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    See, that out-of-date flu shot that Rod bought is just as good as Ole Betsy. No need to waste it…

  37. - Just Observing - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:35 pm:

    “Ahhh… sweet morphine… eases the pain.”

  38. - yepperdo - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    I know this works for the swine flu, but can you give it to the legislature to prevent “whiners flu?”

  39. - Anonymous - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:39 pm:

    Capitalizing on a little-known provision if the Affordable Care Act, Governor Quinn receives an overdue dose of reality at his local Walgreens Care Clinic.

  40. - Mr. Jim Lahey - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:41 pm:

    “Uh, Miss…[looks left and right - quietly whispers] can I get a Spongebob Band Aid?”

  41. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:43 pm:

    “Governor, you will know the shot is taking effect when Squeezy starts to move in the picture you are looking at now.”

  42. - x ace - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    “Does Truth Serum Really Work ?”

  43. - humm - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    Quinn thinking to himself (I know, a novel concept) “Thank God this shot is free. Not having a pay check really sucks.”

  44. - PublicServant - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    Lucy in the sky-i with di-i-iamonds…

  45. - PublicServant - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:45 pm:

    I get no kick from champagne.

    Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all…

  46. - Casual observer - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:46 pm:

    PQ: after working night and day on pension reform, Michael Jackson’s doctor suggested I get this shot to help me sleep.

  47. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:46 pm:

    Shot in the arm, but you’re too late.
    You give our state a bad name (bad name)
    You take your dose and give G.A. the blame.
    You give our state a bad name (bad name)


    Your Gov. is like Bad Medicine.
    Bad Medicine that we don’t need.

  48. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:47 pm:

    We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

  49. - unspun - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:48 pm:

    “You think you need a shot in the arm now? Wait until next October”!

  50. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:48 pm:

    And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Springfield.

  51. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:49 pm:

    Jake From Elwood takes the early afternoon lead!

  52. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:52 pm:

    “There is madness in any direction, at any hour. I could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense I had that whatever I was doing was right, that I was winning…”

  53. - Just me. - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:53 pm:

    Quinn thinking - “Feel a little pinch, hummpf! You don’t know the pinches I’ve put myself in!”

  54. - friend of a friend - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:54 pm:

    Ok Governor, this is to help ease the pain from Judge Cohen’s foot. Just relax and count backwards from 10.

  55. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    “But my trip was different. It was to be a classic affirmation of everything right and true in the character of the Land of Lincoln. A gross physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this great state. But only for those with true grit…”

  56. - A guy... - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    Thanks for the assist. I usually do this myself. I’ve got good veins all over the place.

  57. - Casual observer - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    What do you mean my skin is like a sponge? This arm could be a bat for the White Sox.

  58. - Anonymous - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 12:58 pm:

    We’ve secretely replaced the typical flu shot vaccine with a knucklehead serum. Let’s see what happens . . . .

  59. - Anonymour - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Ha. With this new serum made from radioactive spiders, I ‘ll take care of that pesty Madigan.

  60. - Anonymous - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:04 pm:

    Quinn : “A big shout out to ex-mayor Marion Barry for his suggestion I stop by Dr.Roberts for a pick-me-up…”

  61. - OurMagician - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:07 pm:

    Unlike you Governor, this vaccine really does work day and night.

  62. - Just the Facts - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:07 pm:

    I’m going to have to subscribe again. Anyone who quotes from Fear and Loathing . . . .

  63. - Hans Sanity - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn took time out from his schedule to get a flu shot and encourage all Illinoisans to get inoculated. “I guess I could have kept my pants on!” quipped Quinn.

  64. - the unknown poster - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    Looks like I picked the wrong day to be Governor.

  65. - Just the Facts - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:18 pm:

    “With a few more of these shots, some time in the gym, and along with that agreement I signed with Mr. Applegate, I’ll be ready to replace Konerko by spring training.”

  66. - Anonymour - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:21 pm:

    A Little Brains, A Little Talent.

  67. - anon - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:21 pm:

    “Gotta keep you healthy, sir…don’t want Sheila running the place.”

  68. - Spiney Norman - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:24 pm:

    What do you mean, “it’s a literary high”?

    LIFE…Give my creature….LIFE!

  69. - train111 - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:27 pm:

    Pat Quinn getting a Free Flu shot and thinking gleefully to himself that because this shot is free, he can still afford an upgrade at the Taylorville Super 8 motel room tonight.


  70. - Wensicia - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:28 pm:

    BTW, any medical marijuana in this pharmacy? I need something to take the edge off the pain…”

  71. - Darienite - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:28 pm:

    After his rant on WLS, Nurse Ratchett calms down McMurphy Quinn.

  72. - OLD BRASS - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:35 pm:

    “What do you mean…$450 dollars!” “This should be free under the new “GET COVERED PLAN”! “Who is gonna pay for this…I’m not..! Take it out…Take it out!”

  73. - E Man - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:43 pm:

    Oh. I thought you said to cough.

  74. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 1:54 pm:

    There’s a case I’d like to tell you about, heard in my home town
    My AV the case is called and it’ll take us up or down
    From no pay to cut paychecks the judge ruled on the case
    My purple tie had to just wait, the ruling in my face
    And the court ruled shining with a heavenly grace, help them with the case
    And there ain’t no case just like it
    Anywhere I found
    Running north with My AV heading into court
    Just gimme a shot of that LSD,
    Friday afternoon ruling
    And it starts up with the judge ruling, the first count on my side
    Concrete verbage rearing up, throwing the others out of sight
    Sometimes you can smell the lean, if your mind is feeling fine
    There ain’t no finer place to be, than running the appeal
    And there’s no peace of mind, or place you see, than riding on the appeal
    And there ain’t no case just like it
    Anywhere I found
    Running north on the AV heading into court
    Just gimme a shot of LSD,
    Friday afternoon ruling
    And it’s late Friday and it’s looking clean
    To early to start appeals
    A ten minute ride from the court house back make sure you’re case has seals
    And it’s four o’clock on a Friday and all of the people have gone away
    Just you and your mind and the AV, tomorrow is another day
    And the sunshine’s fine in the morning time, tomorrow is another day
    And there ain’t no case just like it
    Anywhere I found
    Running north with my AV heading into court
    Just gimme some of that LSD,
    Friday appeal never found

  75. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

    A picture speaks a thousand words… Quinn’s campaign the day that Bill Daley dropped out.

  76. - VanillaMan - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:06 pm:

    Q: “Do it…You want this.”
    N: “Tell me YOU want this, I’m not doing anything until you say it!”
    Q: “…I want this.”
    N: “Do it yourself then.”

  77. - Reese's Pieces - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:11 pm:

    After a lengthy deliberation (and an already sore backside), PQ opts for the Barbed Wire instead of the Gramp Stamp.

  78. - yepperdo - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:16 pm:

    “The Needle and the Damage Done!”

  79. - SAP - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:23 pm:

    Wait, pythons aren’t poisonous? I’ve been getting these shots every time I take Squeezy out of his cage for nothing? Dang!

  80. - Oneman - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:26 pm:

    Quinn was quickly disappointed to learn he had been injected with the Flu Vaccine that had been acquired by the Balgovich administration from a ‘guy they know’….

  81. - Anon. - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    “You may develop a slight bruise. It’s the anatomical version of ‘fracking.’”

    And Uncle Duke made a much better governor (of American Samoa) than this caricature.

  82. - Stones - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 2:58 pm:

    My skin is so thin that the vaccine doesn’t even hurt! Look - I’ll even smile even though I can’t watch!

  83. - down south - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:09 pm:

    I can say “Cinna-a-a-mon”

  84. - Nuance - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:11 pm:

    This is not a shot. We need your blood to verify the DNA found on the bus that ran over the legislature.

  85. - anon sequitor - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:24 pm:

    Quinn takes advantage of the last day of Obamacare before the Tea Party forces a government shutdown.

  86. - Republicrat - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    Must give the young lady credit for her strategically placed left arm and slight turn of the face. She now won’t be subjected to a second caption contest!

  87. - Bruce banner - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:32 pm:

    How long till I turn green, should i take my shirt off?

  88. - Secret weapon - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    Pat Quinn getting injected with his new secret weapon. Kryptonite , my super human might. I will take their powers away one way or another.

  89. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    Oh, man, I hate getting shots. Hate it. One time I almost fainted. Can’t do that now. All those reporters are watching me. Remain calm. It won’t really hurt. Try thinking of something else. Abraham Lincoln… The mighty Mississippi… Everybody in, nobody left out… Let’s make the will of the people the law of the land… Pension reform… put on earth… night and day… a concept as old as the Holy Bible… J-O-B… Oh, I’m fading… Fading fast… Getting dizzy… Can’t breathe…

    Wait, she hasn’t even started yet?

    Abraham Lincoln…

  90. - Todd - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:51 pm:

    This is going to hurt, but not as much as that slap down the courts gave you last week.

  91. - polisciprof - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 3:57 pm:

    You’ve already staved off the germs from Blagojevich, the scare from Madigan, the threat from Brady, the plague from Cohen, and the stuffiness from Daley. And you’re afraid of the flu?

  92. - Big Red - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    This is the best shot in the arm I’ve gotten since Daley dropped out.

  93. - Tim Elenz - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:01 pm:

    always has the same tie on? is that the lucky tie? lol

  94. - Bill White - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:05 pm:

    Who knew Super Soldier Serum was covered under Obamacare!

  95. - Bill White - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:08 pm:

    . . . Sodium pentothal, you say? No worries! No one understands what I say anyway! . . .

  96. - downstate commissioner - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:28 pm:

    Quinn: All I can think about is the opening scene from “The Good Wife” last night…

  97. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:29 pm:

    Pat Quinn is administered “Plummer Meds”, as Judge Cohen releases his ruling…

  98. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:37 pm:

    With the fear of not having been adequetly introduced to the enviorment, Governor Quinn is given his 5th “super shot” as he makes preparations to visit AND enter the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield dring the Veto Session.

  99. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:48 pm:

    “Exciting day … showing ….the people…. of Illinois how important a flu shot is, and can’t wait for the court to rule in my favor. I guess I can say, something ‘Lincoln-Like’ and ‘doing what it best’ for Illinois, and standing up for the taxpayers, yes, tax-PAYERS, man that will sting. Still… I wish I had a paycheck … no, no stay strong, think about your empty fridge… that is a symbol of the empty …oh I dunno, I need to think about it, maybe skip the fridge thing … Boy, I would like to go to maybe Galena, or the Mounds, see the fall colors …what is taking so long with this shot … I need to have a ‘Paul Konerko Day’ too, got to schedule that after I win this court thing. I have all weekend I guess. Call Paulie, maybe even do it with a buffet so I can get a meal out of it, man, I got to get some food …”

  100. - Anon - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:50 pm:

    A sedative is administered to the Governor after the Courts ruled against him.

  101. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 4:55 pm:

    (looking at the Staff advancing the event, thinking) “Short sleeves would have made this easier… how difficult would it have been to get me in a short sleeve shirt… maybe a golf shirt…. no too ‘Tom Cross’… maybe a blue ‘Tommy Bahamas’ …blue collar … they make purple ‘Tommy Bahamas’? The rolled up sleeve is cutting off the circulation… the arm feels numb … or is that from the shot? Is that a normal reaction? Geez, now I will never know with this long sleeve shirt I have on which was it…”

  102. - 618er - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 5:16 pm:

    Ryan told me I would get a lollipop if I didn’t cry “at this photo op”

  103. - railrat - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 5:36 pm:

    “I thought I was at a walgreens for my flu shot ! not a Vet for a tracking chip ! oh well story of my career” ! That dad gum Rich Miller said his family (puppy) got his shots here !!!

  104. - Norseman - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 6:25 pm:

    “Governor, I’ve told you many times, MMR vaccine is for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Not multiple media resistance.”

  105. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 9:11 pm:

    “I hope Kass wasn’t kidding when he said I could get a shot to protect myself from that Fedheimer’s he’s always writing about.”

  106. - Empty Suit - Monday, Sep 30, 13 @ 9:30 pm:

    “This won’t hurt Governor, we’re just going to let a little hot air out”

  107. - Northern Light - Tuesday, Oct 1, 13 @ 1:30 am:

    Somebody new stickin it to the Governor.

  108. - Irish - Tuesday, Oct 1, 13 @ 8:04 am:

    PQ “Ahhh this is different. Somebody is stickin it to MEE!!!!”

  109. - Irish - Tuesday, Oct 1, 13 @ 8:06 am:

    PQ. “I told her to give it to me in my arm I already have too many pains in my a#$.”

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