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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

* The man on our left is James Coyne with the Plumbers Union…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

39 Comments
  1. - PublicServant - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:36 am:

    I’d greaaaatly appreshaight it, if both of you fine gentlemen would stay the heck away from me.


  2. - LizPhairTax - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:38 am:

    Nope. I’ve got some experience with this. You’re full of it.


  3. - A Jack - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:40 am:

    “Mike, did we have to invite this guy?” “Yes, I am afraid so since this year’s theme is the great Irish potato blight.”


  4. - Cubs in '16 - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:43 am:

    “Goovenar, I made a pipe ’specially for ya. Now I’ll tell ya whatcha can do with it…”


  5. - Greatplainser - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    Madigan: “He’s touching me….”
    Rauner: “So…who’d be a better Speaker, him or Drury?”
    Coyne: “You know he’s about to explode, right?”


  6. - A Non - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    We’ve been saying all along that Rauner will wear the jacket for this but I didn’t know it looked like that.


  7. - AlfondoGonz - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:47 am:

    “With smug satisfaction, Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade general chairman James F. Hoyne tells Illinois’ leaders that he is, far and away and despite anonymity, the crowd favorite.”


  8. - A Non - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:47 am:

    BVR: “Now I’m gonna take you guys and knock your heads together until you come to an agreement… what? You’re on the same side? My bad.”


  9. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:52 am:

    Guv’ner, we knew you’d be available fer our perr’ade, since ya haven’t never even dun yer job a single blessed day!


  10. - William j Kelly - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:54 am:

    Coyne: Govenor, in exactly one year your primary opponent will be wearing that sash!


  11. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    If yer wantin’ praise -die, if yer wantin’ blame - marry, but if yer wantin’ my ever-lovin’ vote, fer Chrissakes man - DO YER JOB!


  12. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 9:56 am:

    You two are about as popular as a plugged up toilet.


  13. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:00 am:

    BVR: “Jimmy, if the voters elect that Pritzker character, think how much more money you’ll have to spend on his sash.”


  14. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:01 am:

    I seen a lot of toilets in my day men, but I’ve never seen poll number this far down the toilet ever. There’s no hope, you’re both swirling down the drain.


  15. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:01 am:

    MJM: (”Nuts! I wish I could remember how to smile.”)


  16. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:02 am:

    BVR: “Burlington Coat Factory. Why do you ask?”


  17. - @MisterJayEm - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:03 am:

    “A cowboy… Then a biker… I guess today’s costume means we’re supposed to believe you’re a leprechaun?”

    – MrJM


  18. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:05 am:

    BVR: “I feel like I’m talkin’ to a couple lepricorns here.”

    Coyne: “And I feel like I’m gonna catch somethin’ contagious.”


  19. - Liberty - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:05 am:

    Ruaner is German for gossip monger but Im with you boys all the way.


  20. - train111 - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:05 am:

    The two most unpopular guys in Illinois and a plumber walk into a bar …….


  21. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:06 am:

    MJM: (I’ll bet I’m the only guy here with an apple peel stuck in his hat.)


  22. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:09 am:

    Coyne: “If you two don’t come up with a budget, I’m gonna take me Roto Rooter and…well, let’s just say it won’t be pretty.


  23. - Gruntled University Employee - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:14 am:

    Coyne: Brucie, if you move to Australia you can watch your political career circle the drain in a counter-clockwise direction.


  24. - Huh? - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:16 am:

    Why are you twisting the knife you stuck in the Speaker’s back?


  25. - zatoichi - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:18 am:

    Frodo and Gandolf tell Sam he is going on a long trip. Sam ain’t buying it.


  26. - Porgy Tirebiter - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:19 am:

    Remember boys - solids and liquids go down the smells go up and don’t chew your fingernails!!


  27. - City Zen - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:27 am:

    My union pays me over a quarter million dollars. At that price, I’ll march with anyone.


  28. - GOP Extremist - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:30 am:

    BVR: Oh, so pay days on Friday, and what was the third thing you need to know to be a plumber??


  29. - Huh? - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:33 am:

    1.4% - I caught the leprechaun, why can’t I have my three wishes granted?

    Coyne - Because you didn’t ask them correctly. You said I want instead of I wish.


  30. - Jocko - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:34 am:

    “Alright boys, I want to see a nice, clean fight”
    (Microphone slowly drops)
    “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!!!”


  31. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:40 am:

    Take it from a plumber: if it’s yellow, things are mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.


  32. - Huh? - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 10:48 am:

    He’s been around a long time. You should listen to what he has to say. If you did, you might get something accomplished.


  33. - Amalia - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:06 am:

    Give Illinois back to the Irish


  34. - A guy - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:45 pm:

    Hey, what’ya say I buy each of you an apple and we can talk.


  35. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 1:08 pm:

    Good Lord, doesn’t the Gov have any clothing that fits right? If I had his dough, I would look like a (short, chubby-for the moment) Armani suit ad except when I was “down on the farm.” Even then, my Ralph Lauren khakis would fit.


  36. - walker - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 4:26 pm:

    “Not that kinda plumber.”


  37. - Roscoe Tom - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 8:45 pm:

    2018 Election Results

    2018 hEADLINES.
    RAUNER RECEIVES ___% OF THE VOTE STATEWIDE.
    MADIGAN RECEIVES ___% OF THE VOTE IN HIS DISTRICT.
    WHO GOES BACK TO SPRINGFIELD AND WHO GOES TO HELL FOR EVERYTHING HE DIDN’T DO FOR ILLINOIS. FILL IN THE BLANKS PLEASE.


  38. - Rabid - Friday, Mar 17, 17 @ 7:31 am:

    All I found was Goldie at the end of my rainbow


  39. - Rabid - Friday, Mar 17, 17 @ 7:35 am:

    Union bosses to the right, jokers to the left, stuck in the middle with me


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