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Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

* Happens twice a year, right on schedule…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

37 Comments
  1. - Arsenal - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    “First one to break the handshake has to kill the Senate’s deal.”


  2. - Slient Majority - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:49 am:

    Arm wrestle…You think you’re big enough to take on ne???? Just come back behind the podium and we’ll settle this outside the sandbox..


  3. - LibrarianRyan - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:50 am:

    “Stop squeezing so hard. You’re not getting a budget deal that way.”


  4. - ILGOV2018 - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:51 am:

    Rauner: “Mr.Speaker, you know how I dislike shakin’ your hand, right?”

    Madian: “The feeling is mutual Governor.”


  5. - Jocko - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:52 am:

    It’s a shame one of them didn’t put a charcoal briquette in their palm. I’d be willing to bet a diamond would’ve fallen out.


  6. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:54 am:

    It’s all a sham. No way s budget gets passed this year or next. No way Madigan will allow The gov to get that press or satisfaction.


  7. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:54 am:

    “Say uncle.”

    “Never.”


  8. - Keyrock - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:56 am:

    You’re going to have to do even better at “stretchin’,” Governor, if you want to make a deal.


  9. - illinoised - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 9:56 am:

    Please allow me to introduce myself
    I’m a man of wealth and taste
    I’ve been around for a long, long year
    Stole many a man’s soul to waste


  10. - Small town taxpayer - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:00 am:

    To me its meaning is about the same as the one at a professional boxing match. It means that the preliminaries are over and real fight is about to begin.


  11. - Tide - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    You had your fun Bruce now I will have mine.


  12. - Anon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    Hopefully only 3 more.


  13. - don the legend - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:06 am:

    Madigan: “I’m not going anywhere soon, how about you?”


  14. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:07 am:

    I must have cleared my browser history on my phone. Anonymous 9:54am is me.


  15. - AlfondoGonz - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:09 am:

    “Just another example of the underhanded nature of Boss Madigan” -IPI


  16. - Joe M - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:13 am:

    How was Blago ever able to reach over that high and far?


  17. - lew - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:21 am:

    The Gov. seems to think he is the owner of the state. This is not your company or stock. If you don’t like it quit.


  18. - Blue dog dem - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:24 am:

    The looks on their faces tell fhe whole story. Nothing more needs to said.


  19. - IllinoisBoi - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    Mr. Spock: To expect sense from two mentalities of such extreme view points is not logical.
    Sulu: Their state is dead. Does it matter now which one’s right?
    Mr. Spock: Not to Rauner and Madigan. All that matters to them is their hate.


  20. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:31 am:

    “I’ll yank you right over this desk.”

    “Go ahead and try it, Milkshake Boy.”


  21. - Tough Guy - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:32 am:

    “That better not be a joy buzzer in your hand”


  22. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:33 am:

    BR: “You think that old joy buzzer trick is going to bother me?”

    MM: “Why not? It used to drive Quinnochio nuts.”


  23. - Commonsense in Illinois - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:34 am:

    May the best man win…
    Thank you…


  24. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:36 am:

    BR: “Hey, that’s not the usual Illuminati handshake.”

    MM: “No, it’s the NEW one, and guess who doesn’t know it?”


  25. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:38 am:

    BR: “Thanks for wreckin’ the state.”

    MM: “Couldn’t have done it without you.”


  26. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:41 am:

    MM: “I hear you got cooties from that fairgrounds house.”

    BR: “Sez you.”


  27. - RIJ - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:42 am:

    Madigan: “Governors come and Governors go, and I’m still here. Chew on that.”


  28. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:43 am:

    MM: “Nice necktie, Bruce. Hand-me-down from Nixon?”

    BR: “What if it is?”


  29. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:45 am:

    MM: “Are those bags under your eyes?”

    BR: “Yeah. Money bags. Har har har har.”


  30. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:47 am:

    MM: “How’s that ’shakin’ up Springfield’ thingie going?”

    BR: “Aww, get a new hair style.”


  31. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:52 am:

    MM: “Is it true you’re wearing your Roy Rogers boxers today?”

    BR: “They always bring me good luck.”


  32. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:54 am:

    MM: “I hate phony civility.”

    BR: “Me too.”

    MM: “Good! Let’s shake on it.”


  33. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:57 am:

    MM: “I just paid the sign language lady $5 to sign that you’re a silly goof.”

    BR: “Hey!”

    MM: “Gotcha!”


  34. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 10:58 am:

    5 minutes earlier Speaker Madigan was seen carefully removing his right hand from a large jar labeled “Flu Virus”


  35. - not buying today - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 11:04 am:

    love that cologne you’re wearing?!?!


  36. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 11:28 am:

    “Cash me ousside, howbowdah.”


  37. - Huh? - Thursday, Jan 26, 17 @ 11:37 am:

    Goes to show which has the biggest problems. 1.4% is up to his arm pit in them. While the Speaker is merely leaning over.


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