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*** UPDATED x1 - Oberweis says he’s in *** Caption contest!

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

* State Sen. Jim Oberweis is taking advantage of the “Defend Marriage Lobby Day” crowd to circulate his US Senate nominating petitions…

…Adding… So far, anyway, the crowd isn’t all that huge. From our live session coverage post


*** UPDATE *** From the Twitters…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

62 Comments
  1. - Empty Chair - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:36 am:

    “Sign up for the the Ice Cream Newsie! Make sure to print your name clearly.”


  2. - Timmeh - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:38 am:

    “Go fetch, Oscar.” *throws clipboard*


  3. - MrJM - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:38 am:

    Pictured: Jim Oberweis circulating his US Senate nominating petitions. Not pictured: Richard Durbin circulating Jim Oberweis’ US Senate nominating petitions.

    – MrJM


  4. - Nonplussed - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:41 am:

    His button says “Joe Walsh is a Liberal Hippie”


  5. - David Ormsby - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:43 am:

    –Pictured: Jim Oberweis circulating his US Senate nominating petitions. Not pictured: Richard Durbin circulating Jim Oberweis’ US Senate nominating petitions.–

    Winner.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:43 am:

    “Sign here, politcal ice cream to the left …Sign here, Blood Oath first, please … Sign here, are you a friend of Pat Brady? … Sign here … 1000th signer gets a helicoper ride over Soldier Field … no sir, you are not ‘pure’ enough to sign, go away! …Sign here, save America! …Sign here … I am for intolerance, Dang! I am for tolerence except for that SSM …. Sign here, again, sir, you are not ‘Pure’ enough, I saw you talking to a Democrat …oh, it’s Bruce Rauner … Ok, sign, but don’t tell anyone … don’t ask and I won’t tell … man, I am funny …Sign here, politcal ice cream to the right …if you are ‘Right’ … hee-hee-hee …Sign here, wait, is that a Ron Sandack button? No, you can’t sign … well, I don;t think you can be a Republican and be for Ron Sandack’s position, so you are not ‘Pure’ enough to sign my Slytherin petiton for US Senate… Diversity IS an old, old, wooden ship used in the Civil War …no, it is… it’s science …Sign here … yep, 5 loses in a row …no, I am a state Senator … I hope to make America ‘Pure’ … yep, so just sign …’Pat Brady’? …ok, very funny …”


  7. - the unknown poster - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:45 am:

    Looks like he is milking that event for all he can.


  8. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:46 am:

    The meeting of the Springfield Chapter of Grecian Formula users was patronized by no other than Frosty Oberweis. Pass the Ice Cream, Jimmy!


  9. - Bluefish - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:49 am:

    “Did you know that every week enough gay people come out of the closet in the United States to fill up Soldier Field?”


  10. - train111 - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:52 am:

    “Please–you all press hard when signing my petitions. There’s six carbon copies underneath that are petitions for offices I plan to seek in the future after Durbin cleans my clock in November. It saves time and money this way.”


  11. - Aldyth - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    Mr. MJM wins.


  12. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:06 am:

    train: funny, thanks

    “Just sign here. As you can see, I’m a Senator already.”


  13. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:06 am:

    I hate the same people you hate. Sign here please.


  14. - GA Watcher - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:09 am:

    Anyone know if Bishop Paprocki is at today’s rally? If I were him, I’d by wearing my “holy goalie” gear.


  15. - votecounter - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:10 am:

    Are you sure the IRS won’t go after us if we sign your petitions Senator Oberweis?


  16. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:15 am:

    The guy in front of Lincoln is holding a cross which says: “God Abhors Civil Unions.”

    I thought we passed that bill three years ago.

    I bet that’s a multi-state, multi-situation, prop. Some day it will be entirely obsolete.


  17. - Mr. Grassroots - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:24 am:

    I am only 20 points behind a popular, sitting U.S. Senator. Pretty good in a blue state huh. With your help I can get it down to the low teens.


  18. - Union man - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:27 am:

    Should have brought free ice cream!!


  19. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:32 am:

    –The guy in front of Lincoln is holding a cross which says: “God Abhors Civil Unions.”–

    I guess the bus from Westboro got to Springfield.

    Getting fancy with the language: “God abhors” rather than “God hates.”

    Same strange, sad concept.


  20. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:34 am:

    “What’s your position on gay lactose intolerant illegal aliens?”


  21. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:35 am:

    Ron Burgundy now has a narrow lead over MrJM.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:40 am:

    Jim Oberweis is seen here smiling, as a potential signer of his petitons is taken off the 15th Century “rack”, insuring the signer is “Pure”


  23. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:41 am:

    Jim Oberweis looks on as the signers are fitted for their tin Foil hats as a parting gift.


  24. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:42 am:

    “70 miles per hour. That’s about the limit of what I can tolerate.”


  25. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:44 am:

    Jim Oberweis looks on with approval as the Torches are lit, and the Pitchforks are handed out near the Lincoln Statue on the Capitol Grounds.


  26. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:49 am:

    For the rally picture, I will believe the guy with the cross when I see God’s name on a witness slip as an opponent.


  27. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:49 am:

    “And when you’re done with the tinfoil hat, use it to wrap up any leftover “His & Hers Ice Cream” we’ll be serving after the rally!”


  28. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:53 am:

    @FakeJimOberweis - so excited to get my US Senate petitions signed by the Right people. I plan on delivering them on filing day via black helicopeter. #BeingIntolerantshowsToleranceRight


  29. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:55 am:

    @FakeJimOberweis - My sweet spot for voters seems to be anyone who thinks the 1950’s were great, and those who lived in the 1950’s as an adult #CallMeRichieCunningham


  30. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 10:59 am:

    @FakeJimOberweis - Gathering petitions is fun. The sorting the “good from the bad” I guess only counts for registered voters only. My Bad. #SortingHatForSlytherin


  31. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:04 am:

    “Mr. Oberweis is glad to have you sign, just stand in THIS line for you, and sign at THIS petition station over here.”


  32. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:20 am:

    “Rainbow sherbet? I don’t think so….”


  33. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:22 am:

    ===“Rainbow sherbet? I don’t think so….”===

    The bar is getting higher and higher here …


  34. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:25 am:

    “Rebranding my foot. We’re comfortable being the old, white conservative faces of the Republican Party.”


  35. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:27 am:

    “God Abhors Civil Unions.”

    Me too. I think everyone has a right to marry the person of their choice. We just need to make that the law.


  36. - AlphaBettor - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:29 am:

    Jim Oberweis: intolerant of everything EXCEPT lactose.


  37. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:35 am:

    “Oh no, this is my Petiton to … ‘Destroy the ILGOP chances’ completely…”


  38. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:39 am:

    “And if you sign up, I promise to fly the state in my black chopper purging IL of all evil, except for CousinBrucey.”


  39. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 11:58 am:

    To the Updated Post,

    If you are a member of the ILGOP, take heed.

    This, is real. This, is not speculation. This, is not, “maybe”.

    The ILGOP Ticket could very well look like this;

    US Senate … Jim Oberweis - Black helicopters, the torches and pitchforks of intolerance, and the 1-6 record, winning a state Senate seat designed to make Oberweis stop ruining My Party and stay somewhere with irrelevence to hurting other GOP candidates. Fail.

    Governor … Bill Brady, seen that Movie, bad match for Oberweis on the top, leading to more intolerance issues.

    Governor … Bruce Rauner, seen as Rahm Emanuel’s Governor pick and his running mate “Slip and Sue” Sanguinetti who is not even remotely qualified to run the 5th Largest State in America if … Rahm Emanuel’s Governor fails to complete his term.

    That is it.

    You have Jim Oberweis to highlight intiolerance, and elitism, and “Purity”, with 2 very specific candidates, one who was already defined as “too extreme” and would not be too difficult again with Oberweis on top, and you have Payton Prep Clouter Bruce Rauner, running with Oberweis, both elitist, out of touch, and lacking the governmental acumen to seem to voters as they are alternatives to Durbin or to Quinn.

    Jim Oberweis will taint Dan Rutherford, as Rutherford tries to expand the GOP, but Oberweis will be right there, destroying and tainting.

    Jim Oberweis will manipulate Kirk Dillard’s new “Right” lean to try ot beat Durbin. Oberweis will not let the Dillard Campaign to “try” to find a middle, as Oberweis will try to attach himself to his Senate Colleague, “Slytherins till the end.”

    No one to run against Jesse.

    A token AG candidate, I do not envy, but might not realize what he got himself into as he runs … as he is running.

    Tom Cross will have a battle against Mike Frerichs. Oberweis is going to help? Cross not voting for SSM… AND …Oberweis on the top of this ticket…sounds like a winning formula?

    The only incumbant Republican running statewide is Judy Baar Topinka, who draws the turncoat/AG candidate/now comptroller candidate Sheila Simon. Question is - How much of a drag will Oberweis/Brady, or Oberweis/Rauner be … and how much damage can be done to effect Comptroller Topinka with Oberweis/Rutherford and their seperate “ideas” … Kirk/Brady all over again? How much damage can be done to Comptroller Topinka with Oberweis/Dillard, as Dillard tries to find a middle and Oberweis dragging on Dillard, his Slytherin Senate Colleague?

    Throw in Durkin’s “New Day” HGOP and the candidates saddled with Oberweis, as Diversity is the key for those numbers in the House to increase… as they hear and see Oberweis just tainting every one of those races.

    This is real. Reality. This is 2014, today, in a snapshot of what My Party is shaking out to put to the voters so they can decide what is best for Illinois.

    Funny thing about all those pitchforks and torches and political ice cream, with all those votes that never happened….

    The ILGOP SSC tried to save us all from the taint. I guess the SSC never expected the “Stain”… would run for US Senate to finsih what the “Stain” tried to start.


  40. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:00 pm:

    Asked for comment on State Sen. Oberweis’ announcement, Senator Durbin responded with a statesmanlike “YA-HOOO!!!!!!!!!!”


  41. - the unknown poster - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:02 pm:

    “Me too. I think everyone has a right to marry the person of their choice. We just need to make that the law.”

    Even a 9 year old?


  42. - LincolnLounger - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:03 pm:

    Jim Oberweis for U.S. Senate. Because Anita Bryant was a piker.


  43. - PoolGuy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:09 pm:

    my ice cream comes in both kinds of flavors, pure vanilla and hateful intolerance


  44. - Nearly Normal - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

    So Obie Wan-Can’t-Be-But-I-Am used his time at the rally to ask for signatures. Great.

    Did Brady show up to speak? Sounds like his kind of crowd.


  45. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:14 pm:

    Well, now, after voting no to SB10, and at the rally saying he, Dillard, would veto SB10 as governor, Kirk Dillard just made it a bit more difficult to get Oberweis off his hip if it turns out to be Oberweis/Dillard-Tracy.

    Durbin and Quinn have to feel a bit better;

    No Primary races, sitting on Cash, and plenty to define our top ticket “nominees”.

    Happy Wednesday!


  46. - Precinct Captain - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:22 pm:

    His fundraising slogan should be: “Milking You.”


  47. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:24 pm:

    Sheriff Taylor’s visit to the Capitol was going well until a reporter brought up the long term relationship between Opie and Ernest T. Bass. Andy got a little animated.


  48. - So. ILL - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    Jim Oberweis, candidate for US Senate, motions during a recent rally while asking, “I mean what’s next people? Marrying your dog? Am I right…?”

    The comment drew a barbaric roar of approval from the assembled crowd.


  49. - votecounter - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:38 pm:

    Willie, Is it better to have nobody run against Durbin?
    @Grassroots. The polling I saw is exactly opposite of what I’m reading here. Yes Durbin is up by 11% but he loses everywhere but the big one Cook. What is the reason the Dem’s are coming out? The African Americans will show up to help a guy (Durbin) who is pushing amnesty? Or for the guy who wants 30 million in tax money to put the gangbangers in jail instead of promoting jobs in the County/City. Remember unemployment in these areas is over 80% for young black men and the drop out rate is over 60% in these areas; when I’m on the west side the people are reacting as though Durbin wants to lock up their sons. Do you people know the pecentage of x offenders in the 16-25 young men demographic in Lawndale? or Austin and Englewood I’m told it is over 70%. Now you see why they are taking the Durbin/Kirk initiative personally?

    If Oberweis does 2 votes per precinct (5074 of them) in Cook than Brady, he can win because of his big wins in the collars.


  50. - train111 - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:54 pm:

    Votecounter

    Lets see–PJQ gets 39% in DuPage and eeks out a win.

    Obie’s no name Dem opponent gets 45% in a State Senate race in a District designed to reelect GOPer Chris Lauzen before he went to Kane County Board President.
    Durbin gets 45% in the collars and Obie is done–smoked!! That loud thud you hear–that’s the entire GOP ticket getting dropped faster than a hot potato. That is without Obie having as of yet not opened his mouth in this race either.


  51. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 12:54 pm:

    ===Is it better to have nobody run against Durbin?===

    You are asking the wrong question.

    Is it better to have Jim Oberweis run against Durbin, or no one Run against Durbin.

    That is the question, and the answer, is no one versus Jim Oberweis.

    Why?

    Harry Reid - Sharron Angle, the effect on the GOP in Nevada, how everyone had to back away to salvage races, including the Governor’s race which a Brian Sandoval is not a Tea Party, extremeist, who beat … Harry Reid’s son.

    Jim Oberweis is a stain on the GOP Brand and will be a drag on the entire ticket.


  52. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    ===That is without Obie having as of yet not opened his mouth in this race either.===

    Sharron Angle … all over again.

    Add to it the “Right” bend of Brady, which the voters know of already, and “Rahm’s Governor” Bruce Rauner, who will also be a huge target, as will Oberweis, for the Unions (again ‘See - Nevada), or Dillard and his far tilt Right, leaving no room to head to the Center.

    Oberweis gets Rutherford/Kim …The Rutherford Crew better look at how Sandoval took out Harry Reid’s kid, while saddled with Sharron Angle.

    And today …Oberweis has not said one word to start the downward spiral? Really?

    Jim Oberweis is bad for the GOP Brand in Illinois.


  53. - MrJM - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 1:14 pm:

    “Me too. I think everyone has a right to marry the person of their choice. We just need to make that the law.”

    Even a 9 year old?

    Deliberate misunderstanding comments to score meaningless rhetorical points is adorable!

    – MrJM


  54. - ggirl48 - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 1:18 pm:

    Please report the correct numbers ..it is more than 2,500 faith based people in Springfield today..


  55. - Mighty M. Mouse - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 1:26 pm:

    ===Pictured: Jim Oberweis circulating his US Senate nominating petitions. Not pictured: Richard Durbin circulating Jim Oberweis’ US Senate nominating petitions.===

    In homage to MRJM I’d go further:

    Pictured: Jim Oberweis circulating his US Senate nominating petitions. Not pictured: Pat Quinn circulating Jim Oberweis’ US Senate nominating petitions.

    Or even:

    Pictured: Jim Oberweis circulating his US Senate nominating petitions. Not pictured: Every Democrat planning to run for elective office in Illinois circulating Jim Oberweis’ US Senate nominating petitions.


  56. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 2:14 pm:

    “THERE ya go, Jim. TWO signatures from me and the Mrs. Now…WHERE was that did ya say we go to pick up that Free Pint-each of your Company’s Ice Cream??”


  57. - Crikey - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 4:37 pm:

    Peter Fitzgerald was elected US Senator while supporting many of the same “hateful” positions as Oberweis. Has Illinois evolved that much in fifteen years? Seems to me there was this former state legislator who went on to Congress representing Springfield and he had some really conservative positions of guns and abortion once upon a time, what was his name, Durkin, no, no, it was Durbin. Maybe his tilt to the left reformed him.


  58. - Small Town Liberal - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 4:48 pm:

    Do you have a point, Crikey?


  59. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 4:51 pm:

    Crikey, unlike Oberweis, Fitz had serious skills. He also didn’t trumpet his ideology. He also had an incredibly weak opponent. It was also a different time.


  60. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 4:58 pm:

    - Crikey -,

    Senator Richard Durbin, the second most powerfull Senator is not Carol Mosely-Braun.

    To even compare Mr. Durbin would be a complete disservice to him.

    Peter Fizgerald had a weak-funded Moderate who tried to be a “fiscal conservative” against Mr. Fitzgerald and all his money.

    Peter Fitzgerald made the race a referendum of “Me or Carol”.

    That’s it. It always came down to Senator Mosely-Braun’s baggage versus a new direction.

    Jim Oberweis will not have that type of race with Senator Durbin. What Jim Oberweis doesn’t realize is that this race is not a rerun of running against Seantor Mosely-Braun, its a rerun of running the 2010 Harry Reid race, and we still call Harry Reid, Senator.


  61. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 5:02 pm:

    ===Peter Fizgerald had a weak-funded Moderate who tried to be a “fiscal conservative” against Mr. Fitzgerald and all his money.===

    “…all his money in a Primary where Fitzgerald owend the fiscal issue. Getting out of the Primary, it can be argued, was the difficult part.”

    Sorry.


  62. - Elder - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 7:41 pm:

    “Candidate Oberweis smiles seconds before being flattened by a negative ad sucker punch reminding voters of Jorge and Rosa, the two undocumented immigrants paid $3.63 an hour to clean his ice cream stores.”


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