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Question of the day

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

* He announced his candidacy for governor today, so it’s his turn in the barrel…


* The Question: Your own caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


67 Comments »
  1. - Curl of the Burl - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:14 pm:

    “I have to focus really, really hard to remember all the numbers in the Pi sequence.”


  2. - RNUG - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:16 pm:

    This is how far Rauner has exceeded his appropriations authority.


  3. - Henry Francis - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:16 pm:

    This guy has got the biggest wingspan and the best length out of anyone in this draft.

    - Jay Bilas


  4. - madiganpuppet - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:16 pm:

    I can faintly see the strings attached to his arms and controlled by Speaker Madigan

    http://lisbethcalandrino.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/puppet.jpg


  5. - RNUG - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:17 pm:

    The bill backlog is this big!


  6. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Now that I’ve gathered my voting bloc…”


  7. - Hit Em With the Hein - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Dude, the Constitution explicitly says that Beeker from the Muppets would be a great choice for governor”


  8. - Retired Lawyer - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:18 pm:

    Anyone but Rauner.


  9. - Way Way Down Here - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:18 pm:

    Ladies, does my hair look alright?


  10. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:19 pm:

    “C’mon! Push those green buttons for SB1! I checked the numbers myself! Let’s go!”


  11. - blue dog dem - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:20 pm:

    ‘I’ve been counting them beans for years, I got it figured out. We need a bigger can and more beans.”


  12. - 47th Ward - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:23 pm:

    I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.


  13. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:24 pm:

    The reach of a pro basketball player and the forehead height of The Thinker from Marvel comics. Is the mutation the result of gamma rays?


  14. - @MisterJayEm - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:25 pm:

    “It’s Right Guard® Xtreme™ Defense5 — why do you ask?”

    – MrJM


  15. - Boushh - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:29 pm:

    If you’ve ever watched Eddie Izzard, all I can think is “I’ll do big arms and you look at me and go “ooh he’s doing big arms.”” https://youtu.be/THa3RLTT9PA


  16. - siriusly - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:29 pm:

    “Quick take the photo, I’m doing the authoritative-thinking face with my eyebrows!”


  17. - 47th Ward - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:30 pm:

    The key to Springfield has always been Elm Street. The Greeks knew it. The Carthaginians knew it. Now you know it.


  18. - It's All About Me - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:31 pm:

    “My best Richard Nixon impression”


  19. - OneMan - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:31 pm:

    Illinois have you heard? There is a brand new dance and it’s called the bird…

    Brawwwwww


  20. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:32 pm:

    Senator, the old “movie theater yawn and stretch move” isn’t going to work on us…


  21. - Veil of Ignorance - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:35 pm:

    I just had an idea that’s so crazy that it just might work…


  22. - Ducky LaMoore - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:38 pm:

    “My only goal was that my roll out would be better than JB’s. It was by THIS MUCH!”


  23. - pool boy - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:41 pm:

    Any true mathematician would have made his announcement on pi day. I say pi away Biss.


  24. - PublicServant - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:41 pm:

    Old Spice…How’s it working?


  25. - Whatever - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:42 pm:

    We can’t lose him in the Senate! He’s the only one with the reach to vote for 3 members at once!


  26. - Earnest - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:45 pm:

    I’m “Safe!” Billionaires and machine politicians, you’re “Out!”


  27. - Curl of the Burl - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:47 pm:

    “In all seriousness I have grown my hair taller before. I once bought out the entire Aquanet section at Walgreen’s!”


  28. - Norseman - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:47 pm:

    I’ll go through the algebraic formula one more time.


  29. - PlayK8 - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:50 pm:

    I would like to introduce two members of my team………team?…Team???


  30. - red raider - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:50 pm:

    ” Seriously, I knew all along that SB 1 was going to overturned by the Courts. I would never try to harm Teachers and State employee retirees”


  31. - Deft Wing - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:54 pm:

    “Hey, girls gather round …”

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jamestaylor/handyman.html


  32. - Springfieldish - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:56 pm:

    Have you ladies turned in your homework yet?


  33. - RIJ - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:56 pm:

    Stop right there!
    I gotta know right now,
    Before we go any further,
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?


  34. - northshore cynic - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 1:58 pm:

    Why yes, my ego is this big? Why do you ask?


  35. - AlfondoGonz - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:05 pm:

    This is how I dumb down my explanation of what constitutes a “balanced” budget.


  36. - BK Bro - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:10 pm:

    STEM


  37. - Tsavo - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:11 pm:

    Next time I try to pass pension reform, I am going to run it by RNUG first!


  38. - Ahoy! - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:16 pm:

    My polling differential is about this wide.


  39. - zatoichi - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:17 pm:

    They are looking over here right now. The name is Biss. Dan Biss. Secret governor candidate. We will talk soon.


  40. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:24 pm:

    Dissolving Evanston Township Government was the easy part. And now for my next trick. Nothing up my sleeve. Presto!


  41. - Highland IL - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:24 pm:

    They call me the, “Deficit Hawk”


  42. - 47th Ward - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:28 pm:

    It’s a large building with patients, but that’s not important right now.


  43. - Oh Boy - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:29 pm:

    Ladies, I gotta be honest. I think I’m lost. Is this the Senate? Because nothing looks familiar here.


  44. - A guy - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:31 pm:

    Look at my face.

    Now, tell me you think you already know me.

    Revenge of the Nerds is child’s play compared to me.


  45. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 2:33 pm:

    Don’t worry. I just talk about billionaires paying their fair share BEFORE the election. Once in……..they got nuttin to worry about those billionaires.


  46. - W Flag - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:08 pm:

    This new underarm deodorant is great! Raise your hands if you’re Sure!


  47. - W Flag - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:10 pm:

    Michael Rennie’s body double from “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”


  48. - Lucky Pierre - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:16 pm:

    Is it wrong for a candidate for Governor to hug the Speaker?


  49. - cracked screen - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:17 pm:

    “We can fix the school funding formula. All we have to do is add 11 spatial dimensions.”


  50. - Anon - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:20 pm:

    So, they say I have a shot at either Governor of Illinois or Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters 3. What do you?


  51. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:22 pm:

    A different March Madness: Candidate Biss demonstrates his best college basketball coach poses to show his intensity for state affairs.


  52. - Cook County Commoner - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:25 pm:

    “No, that’s not what the PhD after my name stands for.”


  53. - OurMagician - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:35 pm:

    “I’m the only guy in this room that can explain what comes after trillionaire and if we don’t stop him, Bruce will be one before we get a budget.”

    Nice Elm St. reference 47th Ward.


  54. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 3:42 pm:

    Airplane


  55. - 47th Ward - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 4:36 pm:

    Of course I support legalization. In high school, I was known as “Danabis.”


  56. - Amalia - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 4:53 pm:

    “Can I win? Do the math.”


  57. - City Zen - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 5:00 pm:

    I can win an uncontested election by THIS MUCH.


  58. - RNUG - Monday, Mar 20, 17 @ 5:36 pm:

    == Next time I try to pass pension reform, I am going to run it by RNUG first! ==

    Hopefully for a big consulting fee and a position to be named later …


  59. - Rabid - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 4:50 am:

    OODA looping Goldie


  60. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 8:35 am:

    “I’m Batman.”


  61. - Evanston Willy - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 10:18 am:

    Biss has his district office next to an independently owned butcher shop that I frequent in Skokie. Biss has had that office for years. Talked to the owner today and asked him about his neighbor’s candidacy for governor. The owner said that Biss has never been to the shop. Even if Biss is a vegetarian and doesn’t buy meat, don’t you think he would make a courtesy call to the business next door, maybe talk about taxes and other matters for small business owners? Nope not once. A real man of the people.


  62. - Rabid - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 10:23 am:

    Wingman ready for take off


  63. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 10:32 am:

    Another “Willy” commenter, this time from Evanston.

    We should hold a convection, all us “Willy”

    To the Post,

    “Don’t mind me, I just flew in from Tampa and boy are my arms tired!”


  64. - Rabid - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 11:12 am:

    Poindexter takes on Goldie’s numbers racket


  65. - Rabid - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    Advanced Rauneritis you flop your arms around and tell everyone you just got here


  66. - pool boy willy - Tuesday, Mar 21, 17 @ 1:36 pm:

    I want in!


  67. - Ash - Wednesday, Mar 22, 17 @ 8:15 am:

    Please don’t, Senator Biss! Quinn lost more than Rauner won, and it was largely over an unconstitutional pension theft bill. You wrote the bill! Not everyone is going to be willing to forget that. Please give Illinois the best chance it has to replace Rauner. Given your legislative work on pensions, you are not that best chance.


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