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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

* Have at it

- Posted by Rich Miller        

70 Comments
  1. - Stark - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:42 am:

    As you can see here *shuffles papers*, the bill backlog has actually been reduced in my own head since I started governin’.


  2. - downstate commissioner - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    Thumbs down… to the entire state of Illinois. Think a lot of people have another digital salute to him involving the middle finger….


  3. - HangingOn - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    “We’re goin’ downer! And with every social service agency that fails you’ll get a free onion!”


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    Look… You see how much j paid for this best? Not good….


  5. - Joe M - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    Some people think that when I say “Starve the Beast” that I’m just talking about state agencies, state universities and state funded social programs. But look at this property tax bill. I promise you, we’re going to starve local government too!


  6. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:45 am:

    Thumbs down on your local governments for taxing you too much. That’s why I promise to raise your income taxes! Sales taxes too!


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    You see the current ratings of “Dad’s Home State”?! “The Real Housewives of New York” is going down…


  8. - Grand Avenue - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    I’ll freeze your taxes so cold, you’ll have to wear 2 Carhartts


  9. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:47 am:

    “Governor Rauner belligerently denies being governor. Blames Madigan.”


  10. - Leatherneck - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:47 am:

    Those property taxes are going to go down!


  11. - Silent Budgeteer - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:48 am:

    State Bond Ratings? They’re goin’ down!
    Support for higher education? It’s goin’ down!
    Overall education quality? It’s goin’ down!
    Downer! Downer! Downer!

    And I’ll give you a free onion…


  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:48 am:

    You see this letter from all those members of the General Assembly? They think they can think write me a letter to do things?! That’s bad. Boo to them.


  13. - Jocko - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:48 am:

    You only own ONE home? What a loser!
    (To crowd) Am I right?
    ::crickets::


  14. - Flynn's mom - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:48 am:

    No way am I paying that much for a plaid shirt made from duct tape!!


  15. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:50 am:

    When I lower your taxes, the schools that depend on those taxes will go down in their ratings. The schools will fail, go way down with out that funding. You’re welcome!


  16. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:50 am:

    Constituent to Rauner, “Why should I have to pay for Chicago public schools?! You didn’t pay for ‘em and your kid got to use ‘em!”


  17. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:52 am:

    This is a copy of my oath. I swore to protect and defend the Constitution of Illinois. That’s just not right. This oath is a farce. You know what? This pact isn’t worth the paper it’s written on…


  18. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:52 am:

    “I’m wearin’ an insulated vest with a white shirt! Am I an executive guy who’s slummin’, or am I a regular guy who’s movin’ up?

    “Heck, I don’t know myself. But I DO have pretty big thumbs, right?”


  19. - cdog - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:53 am:

    “Thumbs down to Illinois property taxes. 60% of which goes to school districts, 40% goes to unions!”

    huh? Fix school funding Rauner! Get that darn school off my property tax bill! Your word games have little/no virtue.


  20. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    “Veto pen? I don’t need no stinkin’ veto pen. I just give ‘em the thumbs down, like they did in the Roman Empire. I’m Emperor of Illinois, so that’s what I do!”


  21. - winners and losers - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1 gives $700 million more to Chicago schools (CPS) and has a pretend property tax relief section, subject to appropriation.


  22. - Anon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    “I’m not even going to read that… just NO!”


  23. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:57 am:

    “Ya know what? When you’re a kazillionaire, nobody has the guts to tell you to stop posin’ for goofy photos. So here’s another one for Miller’s Minions to have fun with.”


  24. - Valvino - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:57 am:

    Do something about it Bruce, no I will just get my duct tape out.


  25. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:59 am:

    “Well, I stuck in my thumb — plus several million bucks — and pulled out a plum, the governorship of Illinois, and said, ‘Hey, what a good boy am I!”


  26. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 9:59 am:

    This is a letter from Eastern Illinois University. They think they’re going to be open this fall. No way, no how. Eastern is closing. You have my word… No EIU…


  27. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:02 am:

    Woman: “Governor, would you sign our petition to ask you to stop dropping your ‘g’s’?”

    BVR: “I’m not signin’ anythin’ that makes me look cooperative!”


  28. - zatoichi - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:02 am:

    The new set of photo-op wax figures at the Abe Lincoln Museum are amazingly life like.


  29. - Shake - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:03 am:

    Afscme Wants What?


  30. - Ed Higher - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:03 am:

    What’s this your handin’ me to sign? A budget? HAW! Nice try!


  31. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:05 am:

    This is a list of all the social service organizations I closed. Awful. Absolutely awful. Not enough, not nearly enough! This is awful. More closures… More pain.


  32. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:07 am:

    Woman: “Look! The menu at Saputo’s has a new sandwich named after you, Governor. It’s called the Phony Burger.”

    BVR: “Huh? It says it’s two buns on top a steaming patty of hot air.”


  33. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:09 am:

    Here’s the notice that I requested THREE homeowner exemptions, and I needed to drop two. Unacceptable. I deserve three. I used one of these places to clout my daughter into Chicago schools… This was awful.


  34. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:09 am:

    “I won’t be satisfied until Illinois is down, down, down the drain. Now THAT’S what I call progress!”


  35. - Lt Guv - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:10 am:

    Yes Mom. . . it’s my report card from the state of Illinois.


  36. - Belinda Belay - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:11 am:

    I live on the North Shore and pay probably some of the highest property taxes in Illinois but STILL not having a state budget is far worse and is what will make me leave Illinois - NOT high taxes. Having to not consider Illinois colleges for my kids because I don’t want them in a cash-strapped, starved system is criminal. So to make it clear, it is NOT THE TAXES that are making a good number of my friends and peers want OUT, it is the dysfunction of the state government.


  37. - Metro East Transplant - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:13 am:

    This colored copy is a waste of resources! I’ve commissioned my new IT division to make sure no one in government ever uses color. Savin’ the pennies one at a time!! #Thestruggleisreal


  38. - Jocko - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:14 am:

    She says to me “Pay your Bills. I just paid mine!”

    I told her my Ivy League degrees and 50 Mil say I don’t have to. Big thumbs down!


  39. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:17 am:

    “I don’t know what they have to say
    It makes no difference anyway
    Whatever it is, I’m against it!
    No matter what it is
    Or who commenced it
    I’m against it!
    Your proposition may be good
    But let’s have one thing understood
    Whatever it is I’m against it!
    And even if you’ve changed it
    Or condensed it
    I’m against it!”
    Marx Brothers


  40. - Moist von Lipwig - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:22 am:

    “Jeanne Ives says that my plan wouldn’t save people money on their property tax bills — well, it will, I tell you. Down! Look at my thumb, pointing down? That’s my word as a businessman. If it weren’t true, would I say it? A thumb-down is as good as gold, scout’s honor.”


  41. - NorthsideNoMore - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:24 am:

    “See Property Tax bills going Down!”
    Bubble caption in back of his head “just like my turn around agenda”


  42. - Stooges - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:24 am:

    “Man the lifeboats, we’re goin’ down. Good thing I have on this Back to the Future life vest.”


  43. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:34 am:

    You want the solution to inflation? Hi, friends. Marshall Rauner here for New Deal Used Cars, where we’re lowering inflation not only by fighting high prices, not only by murdering high prices, but by blowing the living (deleted) out of high prices. Yessir. Here’s an example. It’s a 1972 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, for sixty-two ninety-nine. That price is too high.

    Yessir. Here’s another one. It’s a Lincoln Continental, Mark IV, 1973. It’s loaded. It’s got air conditioning. It’s got a stereo. It’s got white-wall radial tires. It’s got power steering, power brakes, power seats, power windows. And a price that is just too high. So y’all come on down. Did you hear what I said? New Deal Used Cars.


  44. - JS Mill - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 10:46 am:

    BVR: “Illinois is a major downer, heck only two of my nine homes are in Illinois.”


  45. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:19 am:

    Woman: “This new list of the Stubbornest Men in America has you at number 2, Governor.”

    BVR: “Who’s number 1?”

    Woman: “Speaker Madigan.”

    BVR: “Drat! Madigan and the surveys he controls…”


  46. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:21 am:

    BVR: “I work. I work real hard. Just look at this callus on my thumb.”

    Woman: “How’d you get that?”

    BVR: “Uhhh…counting my money.”

    Woman: “Let me tune up my tiny violin.”


  47. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:26 am:

    BVR: “Ma, why are you wearing those sunglasses?”

    Woman: “Well, I’m kind of embarrassed to have my picture taken with you, Honey.”

    BVR: “Et tu, Momster?”


  48. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:28 am:

    Heck, this isn’t even the goofiest pic of the Guv from the weekend. There is a Memorial Day ceremony he went to in a suit and tie (yes a tie) with a big ol cowboy hat. A white cowboy hat of course (cause he’s the good guy. MJM always wears the black cowboy hat, right?)


  49. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:30 am:

    Woman: “The analysis just came in on the duct tape ads. It says the citizens were not affected by them.”

    BVR: “Citizens, schmitizens! What do they matter, anyway?”


  50. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:17 pm:

    Polls show that everyone’s no good, but I’m winning because I’m the least no goodest!


  51. - Amalia - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:20 pm:

    Gov. Rauner shows his daft touch at door to door campaigning.


  52. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:26 pm:

    Assoc Press photog catches woman about to get a ‘nuggey” for presenting him with Impeah Rauner petition


  53. - ILGOV2018 - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 2:25 pm:

    Here is a picture of me, still campaignin’ and not governin’. I am tweeting now as well, just like the guy whose name I wouldn’t mention during the 2016 Presidential election and still won’t mention. Yep, love this campaignin’ stuff, not so much the governin’!


  54. - ILGOV2018 - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 2:29 pm:

    Do you think on the show VEEP, newly elected Congressman Jonah Ryan was patterned after Gov. Rauner? No clue and just says whatever he wants? No filter, no substance, no nothing!


  55. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 4:35 am:

    So I told the people outside my office to sit down, we will talk later


  56. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 4:39 am:

    Fixing things that aren’t state government


  57. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 4:53 am:

    goldberg said ending prevailing wage starts with property taxes


  58. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:00 am:

    Everyone’s taxes should go down except for JB


  59. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:11 am:

    No where on this does it say pay to the state of Illinois, govenor. Don’t you have a job to do


  60. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:15 am:

    Have I got some duct tape for you


  61. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:21 am:

    Have you ever thought of renting


  62. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:24 am:

    Just put the wheels back on your house, and it won’t be attached


  63. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:33 am:

    Volunteer taxman


  64. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:40 am:

    Championing popular ideas from an unpopular govenor


  65. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:43 am:

    Did you budget for this


  66. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:53 am:

    It’s these people over 65 and make under 55,000 that have their taxes frozen and make everybody else suffer


  67. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 5:57 am:

    My town passed the turnaround agenda and my taxes still went up


  68. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 6:10 am:

    I got a deputy that ain’t doing nothing, I’ll have her look into this


  69. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 6:16 am:

    Get’er done


  70. - Rabid - Wednesday, May 31, 17 @ 6:29 am:

    Cold hearted Mr freeze points out his accomplishment


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