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Friday, Dec 20, 2013

* I know it’s late on a Friday, but how could we pass up this pic of our first and second place Golden Horseshoe winners for Best House Democrat? Plus, it’s getting a bit stale in comments…

Better hurry, though, because I’m shutting down for the weekend at 4:30.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

50 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:26 pm:

    “Say ‘Slytherin House…”


  2. - Rich Miller - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:27 pm:

    MJM: I can’t believe I lost to that guy.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:28 pm:

    “We asked Heather Steans to join us for this picture but she was busy counting votes again…”


  4. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:31 pm:

    (Pictured: Sitting, Greg Harris, (D) Chicago, Standing, Speaker Michael J. Madigan, (D) Chicago)


  5. - Bored Chairman - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:34 pm:

    “I do.”


  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:34 pm:

    MJM: Greg, I’m not going anywhere, it’s just a picture, not a passing of the gavel.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:35 pm:

    - Bored Chairman -

    Winner. Well done!


  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:36 pm:

    “We would look good on a wedding cake, Speaker.”


  9. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:38 pm:

    “Representative, may I assume we are of the same mind on the matter of pensions as well?”


  10. - Stones - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:39 pm:

    American Gothic gone terribly wrong!


  11. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:40 pm:

    “I hope this won’t make Shirley jealous.”


  12. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:40 pm:

    June 2, 2014. Save the Date.


  13. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    this is one of those pictures you pose for when you’re a 40 year incumbent.


  14. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    I thought Brown made it clear, “nobody touches me”.


  15. - train111 - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:43 pm:

    MJM: I was supposed to win the Golden Horseshoe. You mean to tello me that your not Terrrance Goggin


  16. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:44 pm:

    “O’Brien’s Restaurant….”


  17. - Juvenal - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:45 pm:

    The Odd Couple Tie the Knot on Marriage Equality

    Out of the Closet: Madigan Sheds Social Conservative Facade

    And as a side thought, how about Heir Apparent?

    If Madigan can work quietly behind the scenes to help pass progressive legislation, can’t a progressive like Harris work quietly behind the scenes to ensure fiscal restraint if selected Speaker? In passing Marriage Equality, Harris has shown that he has atleast some of the necessary skillset. Not sure if he has the ambition though.


  18. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:46 pm:

    The wardrobe is deceiving here. Straight guys don’t usually win this kind of competition. HMMMjM.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:47 pm:

    “North Side… South Side”


  20. - Juvenal - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:47 pm:

    conceded to the chairmen, but like the better:

    “We did”


  21. - Morty - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    L-R: Dr Evil and Evil


  22. - Spliff - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    Greg, that’s some darn fine medical mary jane …. do you have any apples?


  23. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:49 pm:

    We haven’t chosen a first song yet. but it’s either Mathis or Gaga.


  24. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:51 pm:

    Let me get back to you on being the Marshall of the Parade.


  25. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:51 pm:

    (MJM & Greg BOTH thinking this at the same time…)

    “Stick with me and you will go far.”


  26. - Wordslinger - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 3:53 pm:

    MJM: “Who I am to judges is a different story….”


  27. - Wensicia - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    MJM: “I usually don’t take pictures with people taller than me, but in this case Harris stands taller than any in this state.”


  28. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    “Say… ‘62′…”


  29. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:05 pm:

    “Who wants ‘Next’?”


  30. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:07 pm:

    Coffee is for Closers


  31. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:07 pm:

    Mr. Speaker, I heard there’s a judge who could speed things up.


  32. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    Greg: “I’m not so sure this will make such a great Christmas card for me either sir”.


  33. - Dirty Red - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    Red v. Blue: It’s not just for Halo nerds anymore.


  34. - Wensicia - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:10 pm:

    Rich, I hope you’ll post an Oscar the Puppy picture for Christmas.


  35. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:10 pm:

    Make sure they edit Pat Quinn out of this picture.


  36. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:10 pm:

    “Let me ‘tak’ to my guys who can help ‘wit dat ting’…”


  37. - AFSCME Steward - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    MJM: I demand a recount. I am both the best and 2nd best House Democrat.


  38. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    Stand like this Representative Harris if you want a cardboard cutout of yourself made.


  39. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    Paul Caprio’s Screen Saver


  40. - Dirty Red - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    Toss in a couple argyle sweater vests and these bros will REALLY have that family portrait Mom always wanted for Christmas.


  41. - AFSCME Steward - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:13 pm:

    Jeff Dunham & Walter


  42. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:17 pm:

    You’re kidding me. You have a cell phone that takes pictures too? I’m gonna have to think about that. Are the flash cubes expensive?


  43. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:17 pm:

    “We’re bigger than US Steel…”


  44. - Dirty Red - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:17 pm:

    “Rich - Serious question: Which suit do you like best? And don’t do that lame thing where you take the photos I send you and turn this serious question into a mockery.

    k thnx - da speaka”


  45. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:19 pm:

    ADM, SSM. All in due time.


  46. - RSW - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:20 pm:

    Mike, I had a suit like that at one time. Mine fit.


  47. - A guy... - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:20 pm:

    Sorry gang, Even I’m getting a little loopy looking at my own entries. Just took the “comments getting stale” comment very seriously. Have a great weekend!


  48. - Wordslinger - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:20 pm:

    With mugs like those, they might persuade some to change votes, but never teams.


  49. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:21 pm:

    “Counting votes… Definitely, defiantly counting votes with State Rep. Harris, definitely…”


  50. - Anonymous - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 4:28 pm:

    Now, you may join the Dems, my friend,
    And I may join the GOP;
    And other men may carry cards
    As members of the “Whiners”.

    Still others have a Golden “Shoe”
    Or small Greek letter pin;
    But I have learned there’s one great club
    That all of us are in.

    There is a Brotherhood of Man,
    A Benevolent Brotherhood of Man,
    A noble tie that binds
    All human hearts and minds
    Into one Brotherhood of Man.

    Your lifelong membership is free.
    Keep agivin’ each brother all you can.
    Oh aren’t you proud to be
    In that fraternity,
    The great big Brotherhood of Man?

    So, Mikey, before you consider dumping everybody, remember this:

    One Mushroom seems incompetent,
    Another not make sense,
    While others look like quite a waste
    Of company expense.

    They need a brother’s leadership,
    So please don’t do them in.
    Remember mediocrity
    Is not a mortal sin.

    They’re in the Brotherhood of Man,
    Dedicated to giving all we can.
    Oh, aren’t you proud to be
    In that fraternity,
    The great big Brotherhood of Man?

    You, you got me;
    Me, I got you, you!

    Oh, that noble feeling,
    Feels like bells are pealing,
    Down with double-dealing,
    Oh Brother!

    You, you got me;
    Me, I got you, you!

    Your lifelong membership is free.
    Keep agivin’ each brother all you can.
    Oh aren’t you proud to be
    In that fraternity,
    The great big Brotherhood of Man?


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