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Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

* Today is House Republican Leader Jim Durkin’s birthday. From Facebook

- Posted by Rich Miller        

75 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:16 am:

    “Oh yeah Leader Durkin, two hits; me tripping on something, me hitting the floor. You don’t want me suin’ you, do you Jim?”


  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:17 am:

    “Slip and Sue… Yikes, ‘Evelyn’, I meant to say ‘Evelyn’…”


  3. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:17 am:

    All I have to do is drop my g’s and talk like a hick to the yokels? That really works?


  4. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:18 am:

    This here is my wife and my sister.


  5. - flippy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:19 am:

    “Why, I oughta…”


  6. - Anon221 - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:20 am:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osQnMuhWuA4


  7. - Dave Dahl - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:20 am:

    Given the hats, and the expressions, all I can think of is the “innocent milkmaid and naughty stableboy” bit from the original “The Producers.”

    HB!


  8. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:22 am:

    “Jim, Goldberg was busy so Z sent me… “


  9. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:23 am:

    “One more word Jimmy and I knock you into a year-long tour of 102 counties… “


  10. - @MisterJayEm - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:23 am:

    “Bruce said, ‘Wear the hats.’ So we’re wearing the hats. Any other questions?”

    – MrJM


  11. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:24 am:

    “That’s great guys, someone from ‘Dad’s Home State’ will be in touch with you both. Thank youuuuu.”


  12. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:27 am:

    “Evelyn, you can stand up to hit him… “


  13. - downstate commissioner - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:29 am:

    Is this the hog-calling contest at the State Fair, or a scene from “Hee-Haw”…


  14. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:29 am:

    “Evelyn, you think Bruce will notice I accidentally ran over his favorite cowboy hat with my lawnmower?”


  15. - Downstate Commissioner - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:30 am:

    “Bruce said I should hit you lower, just to keep your attention, but I’m feeling charitable today…”


  16. - jls - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:32 am:

    Bruce couldn’t be here so he told me to give this to you. Happy Birthday! Pow!


  17. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:33 am:

    Evelyn: “Jim, if I ever meet that Oswego Willy, I’m gonna give him one of these!”

    Durkin: “Float like a butterfly, slip–I mean STING–like a bee!”


  18. - downstate commissioner - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:36 am:

    On an unusual day, Jim and Evelyn were clowning around… “Oh, wait…”


  19. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:38 am:

    Durkin: “Just droppin’ my g’s, wearin’ a goofy hat, and tryin’ to fit in with the Downstaters.”

    Evelyn: “Hey! You wouldn’t be making fund of King Bruce, would you?”


  20. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:39 am:

    Oh… this is the worst lookin’ hat I ever saw. You buy a hat like this betcha get a free bowl of soup, huh? ….Looks good on you though…..


  21. - There is power in a union... - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:42 am:

    “I don’t care if it’s your birthday. You will impose a caucus position and you will like it. Or the governor won’t be the only one you have a #%^@’ing problem with…”


  22. - RNUG - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:42 am:

    Made me think of Hee Haw


  23. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:42 am:

    Evelyn: “C’mon, say it or I’ll smack you!”

    Durkin: “Okay, okay! I walk the line like a Wallenda for the Turnaround Agenda. There! Satisfied?”


  24. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:44 am:

    “Call me an elf again, say it. Call me an elf.”


  25. - SAP - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:49 am:

    Lt. Governor Sanguinetti tries to get Leader Durkin to sample an offering from the Knuckle Sandwich booth at the Illinois State Fair.


  26. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:50 am:

    Becky Thatcher threatens to slug Huck Finn for sinkin’ the raft..,


  27. - DuPage Don - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:53 am:

    ….and in an unorthodox move, some politicians use a straw man argument to make their point, but Rep. Durkin utilized the rare straw hat argument instead.


  28. - Get a Job!! - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:54 am:

    Happy Birthday, Leader Durkin.

    I heard a rumor that the Governor didn’t buy you a gift this year, but instead made you a present. Is that correct or did he make you vote “Present” and I just misheard?


  29. - titan - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:54 am:

    A 3 hour tour … A 3 hour tour…


  30. - Team Sleep - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:58 am:

    “…And then I punched local government mandates in the throat and dropped my 400 page report!”


  31. - Forgottonian - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:59 am:

    Hey, I said straw man not straw hat. I oughta bop you one.


  32. - crazybleedingheart - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 11:59 am:

    I’m really not feeling these last 2 caption contests. I guess I just can’t find the funny in these people this week.

    When they were the wacky minority party of no sprinkled with a few quiet adults, it was one thing. We live in a diverse and colorful state.

    But now they’re just blatantly shrugging off the collateral damage from their pushbutton war games.

    Meh.


  33. - Colin O'Scopey - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:00 pm:

    “See this fist? Just like my foot, I can fit it entirely in my mouth.”


  34. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:01 pm:

    Green Acres is the place to be.


  35. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:03 pm:

    “Jim, I thought you were bringing the Prairie Chickens?!”


  36. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:09 pm:

    “Ask me where the cow tipping tent is again, Jim. Ask… “


  37. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:09 pm:

    Me and my buddy here are taking a canoe trip down the Cahulawassee. We’d like our cars to be down in Aintry when we get there. Be there about Sunday noon.


  38. - Amalia - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:11 pm:

    Yes the shirt is designer for Target, but the handbag is real. Step away from the handbag.


  39. - walker - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:11 pm:

    “Is that a grass bowl on your head?”


  40. - Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:14 pm:

    “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone …”


  41. - Annoni' - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:16 pm:

    And then he said
    “Now I am properly dressed to support the John Filan/Blagoof budget scheme the SuperStars unveiled this morning. It is a doozey


  42. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:28 pm:

    Fred Ziffel prepares to visit Mister and Missus Douglas to show off the new hat he purchased from Mister Haney.


  43. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:28 pm:

    He looks like Joe Scarborough


  44. - x ace - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:34 pm:

    ” Lamb Chop threatens Big Bird ” while back at the Mansion the Puppeteer ……


  45. - jls - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:35 pm:

    Jim, you should know by now this administration hits below the belt!


  46. - pool boy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 12:58 pm:

    Yes my kids bought me this hat. Why do you ask?


  47. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:02 pm:

    Evelyn: “Guess what’s in my hand and I’ll give you a cannoli.”

    Durkin: “Bruce’s social agenda?”


  48. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:06 pm:

    “Jim, it’s either a sock in the face or a magic spell on your mind… “


  49. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:06 pm:

    Durkin: “The guy in the next booth over was tossing a pizza crust and it landed on my head.”

    Evelyn: “Hold still, Jim. I’ll get it off.”


  50. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:07 pm:

    “Jim you look at me, Bruce hired me!”


  51. - A Jack - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:10 pm:

    Jim Dunkin day dreams of starting his own plantation, while the Lt Gov shows her displeasure of Durkin stepping on her foot.


  52. - A Jack - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:12 pm:

    Durkin, I mean. But on the other hand, Dunkin, Durkin, what’s the difference?


  53. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:16 pm:

    “Jim! I’m right here! Stop playing ‘Where’s Evelyn?’!… Wanna see where I am?!”


  54. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Stop calling me Fredo!”


  55. - The Man on 6 - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:20 pm:

    “One of these days, Jim… bang, zoom!”


  56. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:32 pm:

    Evelyn: “I haven’t seen a hat like that since ‘Ma and Pa Kettle Visit New York.’”

    Durkin: “I haven’t seen a fist like that since the Munchkins scene in ‘The Wizard of Oz!’”


  57. - ToughGuy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:32 pm:

    “OK, this is how I belted that cow with an upper cut to get it to tip over while I was visiting downstate.”


  58. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 1:34 pm:

    Durkin: “Evelyn, I really love the way you tickle the ivories.”

    Evelyn: “If you don’t take this goofy hat off me, I’m going to tickle your nose with my fist.”


  59. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 2:03 pm:

    “Where’s the ketchup for the hot dogs?”


  60. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 2:04 pm:

    Durkin: “What about the heart that you promised Tin Man Rauner? Or the courage you promised Sue?

    Sanguinetti: “And Scarecrow Durkin’s brain?”


  61. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 2:16 pm:

    “Where did you park my Lil Rascal scooter, Jim?!”


  62. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 2:45 pm:

    Happy Birthday Leader Durkin, I’m still rooting for you and your Crew.

    All the best,

    Oswego Willy

    “Caption?”

    “Say you think the Lt. Governor’s office is useless one more time… “


  63. - Rabid - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 5:57 pm:

    Just because your a minority don’t mean you can touch a minority get your hand off my neck


  64. - Rabid - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 6:23 pm:

    Goldberg said you were punch shy


  65. - Rabid - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 6:26 pm:

    Want a Hawaiian punch?


  66. - Commonsense in Illinois - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 6:57 pm:

    Just put the hat on…nobody’s gonna take a picture or anything…


  67. - Stumpy's bunker - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 7:02 pm:

    Exhibit one of 87: “Illinois: Why we’re in Trouble”.


  68. - Blago's Hare - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 9:10 pm:

    Granny and Jethro - The Barrington Hillbillies


  69. - Rabid - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 10:08 pm:

    The turnaround salute


  70. - Rabid - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 10:13 pm:

    Strongarming the general assembly


  71. - Blago's Hare - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 10:20 pm:

    Barrington Hillbillies - Season 1, Episode 1
    Granny threatens violence if Jethro does not bring home any wins in the big primary ‘lection. Jed, while shooting at some food, discovers oil, but doesn’t want to tell anyone because he thinks he’ll be locked up for illegal tracking in Illinois.
    Comedy. 30 minutes.


  72. - Blago's Hare - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 10:23 pm:

    Fracking, it was supposed to say fracking.
    Fracking auto correct!


  73. - Rabid - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 10:27 pm:

    GOP in action


  74. - Rabid - Thursday, Jan 28, 16 @ 10:37 pm:

    Flexing her muscle while pulling out his spine


  75. - Rabid - Friday, Jan 29, 16 @ 12:02 am:

    I will hold on to your soul till after the vote


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