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Monday, Oct 31, 2016

* Since today is Halloween, what scares you the most about Illinois politics? Snark is heavily encouraged.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


77 Comments
  1. - Baloneymous - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:36 pm:

    Characters from toy story coming to life


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:36 pm:

    Plot lines drying up for “Dad’s Home State”


  3. - Robert the 1st - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:37 pm:

    Every other November, when the dead rise in Chicago.


  4. - JS Mill - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:41 pm:

    Rauner and Madigan both win.

    It is a recurring nightmare that I keep having.


  5. - Skeptic - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:42 pm:

    What scares me the most is that as bad as things are, they could be worse.


  6. - anon - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:43 pm:

    Budget gridlock that costs lives because life-saving programs are slashed or closed.


  7. - Norseman - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:45 pm:

    Grassbowl wins the next Nobel Laureate for writing.


  8. - Huh? - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:45 pm:

    The utter failure of the GOP party’s ability for critical thinking. They mundlessly spout what ever 1.4% wants them to say without ever thinking of the consequences.


  9. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:47 pm:

    The decline in white male representation


  10. - Timmeh - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:47 pm:

    Bad Costumes: A Thai militiaman alongside his friend, General Washington.


  11. - Team Sleep - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:48 pm:

    Mike Madigan’s pants height


  12. - walker - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:48 pm:

    No one concedes their races.


  13. - Ahoy! - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:49 pm:

    How many people running in legislative races support child molesters.


  14. - Amalia - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:51 pm:

    Somewhere in a Madigan laboratory, he’s growing another fembot who claims she’s not political.


  15. - Casual observer - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:52 pm:

    I’m afraid I’ll run out of candy and the kids will keep coming with hands reached out.
    Sound familiar?


  16. - yeah - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:52 pm:

    Money is free speech, and I am concerned there is not enough free speech in Illinois today./s


  17. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:53 pm:

    That somehow on November 9th this won’t be over.


  18. - Skeptic - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:54 pm:

    And the other thing that scares me is that in 9 days the race for 2018 will begin. *shudder*


  19. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:56 pm:

    What scares me the most is Rauner will end up with everything on his wish list.


  20. - AC - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:56 pm:

    The realization that things can, in fact, get worse


  21. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:57 pm:

    All the trees coming back life to punish me for all the mailers I have thrown away!!!!


  22. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 2:59 pm:

    Our choices for President and Senator, among others.


  23. - Another Prof. - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:02 pm:

    That the upcoming election will not stop the budget stalemate and that this Texan hold off will keep going and going and going until the Duchy of Grand Fenwick has to invade and take us over to reorganize the government.

    (Look it up if you don’t know the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.)


  24. - blue dog dem - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:05 pm:

    That the Republicans and Democrats come to a bipartisan agreement to solve the states budget problems by raising the income tax on the working poor and middle classes.


  25. - SOIL M - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:10 pm:

    That these candidates are the best that we can do


  26. - Nick Name - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:11 pm:

    Rauner coming dressed as himself.


  27. - Hope - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:11 pm:

    That the free candy will continue to be handed out while those who need life savers will have to do without.


  28. - The Captain - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:11 pm:

    We’re so broke we can’t afford the ‘g’s in our political speeches, that’s what leads to all the fussin and the fightin. More like frightenin.


  29. - LizPhairTax - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:27 pm:

    Speaker Bourne


  30. - very old soil - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:31 pm:

    A.P.
    Be careful. Pat Quinn went to Fenwick!!


  31. - @MisterJayEm - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:35 pm:

    “Since today is Halloween, what scares you the most about Illinois politics?”

    Ron Sandack’s browser history.

    – MrJM


  32. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:35 pm:

    Rauner picks up 2/3 of 1 house seat (only in Illinois) and the Stalemate gets staler.


  33. - Last Bull Moose - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:37 pm:

    That the Guns of August we discussed in 2014 have become the the Battles of Verdun and Somme in 2016. Are we now heading for an election to end all elections?


  34. - Oneman - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:37 pm:

    That Bruce Rauner is in fact OW and he and Rich have been engaged in one long troll…


  35. - LessAnon? - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:41 pm:

    In all seriousness, Rauner leaves office in 18, nothing is done to change the way the state spends money, a tax hike is passed, and nothing is done to make the state more appealing to businesses, people looking for a place to move to and people seriously considering fleeing the perpetual mess.


  36. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:44 pm:

    What scares me?

    Rauner’s money! “Why?”

    He personally made the golf outing obsolete!


  37. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:46 pm:

    What scares me?

    One day… I get “Tommy DiVitoed”


  38. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:48 pm:

    That “Madeupville” incorporates soon…


  39. - Oneman - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:48 pm:

    Governor Blagovich, you are free to go and the court also rules that you be reinstated as Governor of Illinois


  40. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:49 pm:

    The Rauner Word Jumble actually exists and is designed to look exactly like the WOPR in “War Games”


  41. - Steve Reick - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:49 pm:

    What Ron Burgundy said at 2:53


  42. - Get a Job!! - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:49 pm:

    Oneman FTW


  43. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:52 pm:

    My Opening Day seats at Wrigley are next to Gov. Rauner… and he wants a selfie…


  44. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:53 pm:

    Goldberg finally has all Raunerite voting switches set with a remote control, for convenience.


  45. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:54 pm:

    Ken Dunkin emails me to ask if I’d start a SuperPAC with him…


  46. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:54 pm:

    MrJM wins.
    Here’s my entry:
    Roland Burris’ tombstone epitaph.


  47. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:55 pm:

    IllinoisGo is “resurrected”…


  48. - WhoKnew - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:56 pm:

    OW at 3:53:

    GOLDEN!


  49. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 3:58 pm:

    I come to realize “the Great Pumpkin” is indeed the Turnaround Agenda…


  50. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:02 pm:

    Jeanne Ives takes over for Sandack as Rauner’s floor leader.


  51. - Wensicia - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:03 pm:

    What scares me? The political ads for 2018, funded by Rauner’s millions, start November 9th.


  52. - AC - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:06 pm:

    The next president requiring the return of Chief Illiniwek in order for U of I students to receive federal student loan and grant disbursements.


  53. - Lt Guv - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:08 pm:

    Elections.


  54. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:09 pm:

    Ole Slip and Sue is walking up to your front door, and you see the crack, and you see her walking, and you see the crack, and you see her walking, and you see the crack…


  55. - Stark - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:10 pm:

    Dwight Kay as the Governor’s ambassador to young women.


  56. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:13 pm:

    Bruce tries to wear the “Woody” costume next March, and it doesn’t phase a soul…


  57. - Jocko - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:17 pm:

    Soylent Green Enterprises (a division a ADM) taking over child and senior care services in Illinois.


  58. - Bigtwich - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:23 pm:

    The fact that we got to where we are because elected officials gave there constitutes what they wanted and there is no end in site.


  59. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:24 pm:

    “Jason Plummer Appointed To General Assembly, Brings His Toys”


  60. - Steve Reick - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:25 pm:

    Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, and instead of going back 1 hour, we go back to March 16th.


  61. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:25 pm:

    Jeanne Ives Appointed Director of Lincoln Library and Museum


  62. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:27 pm:

    Scott Drury Appointed US Atty for Northern Illinois


  63. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:28 pm:

    I’m scared that I’ve lost the ability to tell the difference between the big postcards I get in my mailbox and Cap Fax snark.


  64. - Austin Blvd - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:28 pm:

    Bruce Rauner and his billionaire buddies attempting to buy the election while calling it democracy.


  65. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:28 pm:

    Ken Dunkin becomes in-house Lobbyist for AFSCME


  66. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:30 pm:

    Jim Oberweis gets appointed to fill the US Senate vacancy… in Florida


  67. - Rich Miller - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:32 pm:

    ===Scott Drury Appointed US Atty for Northern Illinois===

    We have a winner.


  68. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:36 pm:

    My recurring nightmare: I wake up one morning, look in my closet, and it’s full of plaid shirts and Carhartt jackets.


  69. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 4:38 pm:

    The 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature goes to Dan Proft.


  70. - Oneman - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 5:21 pm:

    People realizing the irony of complaining about Rauner and his billionaire buddies, but don’t seem to mind when a rich guy funds anti-Rauner ads turning into zombies…


  71. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 5:25 pm:

    - Oneman -

    It’s that whole Executive usurping the independence of the Legislative thingy…

    … that and the IllinoisGo, no party, just Rauner, mantra.

    Other than… that…


  72. - peon - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 5:50 pm:

    Constitutional amendment fails that we pick our Governor in future by having a bind-folded monkey stick a pin into the telephone directory at the state fair. /s


  73. - formerpro - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 6:05 pm:

    We want what we want, but we don’t want to pay for what we want. It will take strong leadership to lead the public to the sensible realization that Illinois needs new revenue. It will take strong leadership to enact progressive new revenue streams. Am I the only person who sees nobody capable of exerting the required leadership?


  74. - Anonymous - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 6:36 pm:

    Anything with the words “Good Government” in it


  75. - Big Muddy - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 7:00 pm:

    Governor Biss and Comptroller Manar


  76. - G'Kar - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 7:11 pm:

    No snark. What really scares me is that no matter who wins this election, we all lose. No budget, colleges and universities closed or at least hamstrung, AFSME strikes, and no one in government gives a hoot


  77. - Stumpy's bunker - Monday, Oct 31, 16 @ 10:50 pm:

    …a scenario where the governor could pick our state “representatives”…(oh…wait…it’s a nightmare we’re already living in central Illinois)


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