Rich has been nice enough a couple time to post information regarding bills R’s have proposed on limiting Union Bargaining. The Governor proposed a budget which was out of balance and in need of revenue. Has the Governor had any Rs propose bills to make up the billions in revenue? Any bill numbers? Just wondering.
Willy, that has been the source of much discussion at my house between my sons and my oldest son’s wife. They put Gremlins and Die Hard in the Xmas movie category. She disagrees. Me, I grew up with Jimmy and Clarence, Christmas in Connecticut and Scrooge. I can take the upbeat Gremlins, but Die Hard is a little harsh for the Xmas season. However, I do like Die Hard’s RUN - DMC’s Christmas In Hollis and Vaughn Monroe: Let It Snow.
Great Question Unionman. I would wager that at least half of the voters that wanted to Shake Up Springfield would not have voted Rauner if they knew how this is turning out. The long term pain is far greater than anyone expected.
Thanks for the link. Interesting using the math of both “Metacritic and IMDb score” as the formula, however, as noted, a Chrustmas scene(s), like in “The Godfather” are measured and taken into account.
Just when we’re ready to sit down to holiday dinner, there’s pounding at the front door. A Guy and Precinct Captain are standing there with walk cards in hand. Do we answer? Yeah, invite them to sit down and enjoy.
OW–I fall into the category that “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie, so I suppose I have to stay consistent? Watching Love Actually with my wife (and some wine or champagne) is a Christmas Tradition at this point.
A Christmas Story is a also tradition with my brothers. Since I have five brothers, the odds are usually pretty good that I catch a scene of the movie with at least one of them over the holiday…and at this point in life that counts!
Me like “Rudolph”.not necessarily a movie, but the songs are classic. Whenever it shows, I am singing for hours on end. FyI. I just got invited to Monroe Counties Bicentennial birthday celebration in January. Am going to have to be on my best behavior cause I hear the RAUN Man is making a cameo!
Babes in Toyland by Perry Como. I was real disappointed when I found out it was about Christmas, but I was into the sauce that Christmas Eve lot so many years ago, and I still love that song. But rarely ever hear it.
- 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Wednesday, Dec 16, 15 @ 1:11 pm:
Here is a third vote for Three Godfathers. I agree with Wordslinger that it is a masterpiece. My younger son has three godmothers because of this movie.
OW: Greatest holiday movie: I really like “Holiday Inn” with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. First appearance of the song White Christmas and very entertaining with Irving Berlin songs for most holidays including for George Washington’s Birthday.
“A Christmas Story” is solid, with that 24 running, love that you can at any point catch a scene you missed before.
Anything by Rankin/Bass; Rudolph, Santa Claus, Shiny New Year, all classics. The homage in “Elf” by John Favreau with “Leon the Snowman” says it all his it fits into many people’s holiday experiences.
- 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Wednesday, Dec 16, 15 @ 1:15 pm:
Best Christmas movie, or a really good one: “Remember the Night” with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. Shoplifter Stanwyck prosecuted by prosecutor MacMurray who postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmas…really a sleeper good movie.
Not worried about losing Thompson. He looked great during his call up, but he has never hit above .250 in the minors. I think he’ll have a long career as a 4th outfielder/pinch runner. They sold high on him. I worry a little more about losing Micah Johnson, who seems ill-suited as a second baseman (I’d move him to LF) and Frankie Montes, who can hit 100 mph on the gun — though he only has one pitch and seems destined to be a late game reliever.
They didn’t give up their top prospects (Anderson and Fulmer) and still improved their weakest position both offensively and defensively. But the Sox’ recent history of pulling power hitters out of the National League hasn’t worked so well, has it?
- Blago's Luxurious Grey Mane - Wednesday, Dec 16, 15 @ 1:54 pm:
“Meet Me in St. Louis”. I’m as unsentimental as they come, but Judy Garland singing “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” gets me every time.
Christmas Story. so evocative of memories of my childhood. saw it in the theater and could not believe how much it resonated with me. it’s still not too far past Thanksgiving to dial up “Home for the Holidays,” as that family dinner scene is epic and applicable to any holiday family dinner. as are all the back stories and back biting.
At my wife’s insistence (Maybe to get away from her parents), we took our kids to a movie on Christmas day. Turned out to be a new kids’ movie called “A Christmas Story”… May have been the best Christmas afternoon of my life…
If they’re in a 4 to 5 year rebuild, you’re right, this is a dumb trade. But this trade and the move for Lawrie prove they want to contend now — while they have Abreau and Sale under control.
Problem is, if they’re going to go for it, they really have to go “all-in” by signing Cespedes or one of the other top remaining free agents. I don’t think they’ll wanna spend that kind of cash. Which means this is more of a typically White Sox half-***ed “all-in.” If they’re not willing to push the payroll over 150 mil, they should trade Abreau and Sale and do a full re-build.
==I would wager that at least half of the voters that wanted to Shake Up Springfield would not have voted Rauner if they knew how this is turning out.==
No one knows yet how this is turning out. I would wager the vast majority who voted for Rauner are willing to see what happens. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have voted for him to begin with. Maybe ask again in six months?
- Boone's is Back - Wednesday, Dec 16, 15 @ 4:04 pm:
Nice job at City Club Rich!
- Gruntled University Employee - Wednesday, Dec 16, 15 @ 4:06 pm:
After today’s speech I think more Pink Floyd CD’s and weed. Yes, lots and lots of weed.
It is well written, has a stellar cast and shows Bogart can do comedy as well as any of his dramatic roles. I first saw this at a very young age and catch it whenever it shows on classic movie channels. The scene stealer of the movie was Rey’s lethal pet snake, Adolphe, though you never actually see it. Good stuff.
IDOC employee here just in from a local union meeting.
I asked our AFSCME representative about the upcoming hearing at the Illinois Labor Relations Board concerning AFSCME and CMS and the tolling agreement without step increases. Our rep. stated the meeting was yesterday. I eagerly await a decision. I am anxious to see how this decision goes … not to diss the holiday movie trend, which for me is Christmas Vacation.
I will try and follow-up, but I would also love to read other thoughts on this seemingly obscure point of contention between AFSCME and CMS (Governor Rauner).