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Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

* It might be a little too early in the morning for this, but here you go…


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  1. - East Central Illinois - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:44 am:

    Governor Rauner visualizing what he would like to do to Mike Madigan.


  2. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    Hammer and sake


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:47 am:

    “Fellas, I gotta be honest, I don’t have a costume for this… “


  4. - blue dog dem - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:48 am:

    Rahm and I dusted off one of these bad boys last week at the club!


  5. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:48 am:

    “Usually I just drink a Stag Beer and make up a story but this will work too… “


  6. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:49 am:

    Governor Rauner and his Japanese friends engage in a game of Whack-a-Madigan.


  7. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:49 am:

    Hammerschlagen!


  8. - hexagon - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:49 am:

    Hammerin out a trade deal for Illinois.


  9. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:49 am:

    I don’t want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day
    I don’t want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day


  10. - Saluki - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:49 am:

    Whack a mole, with only a single big mole.


  11. - Anon - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:50 am:

    OMG, Governor Rauner is wearing a tie.


  12. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:50 am:

    U can’t touch this.


  13. - Anon - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:51 am:

    “As a white male, I don’t have anything to contribute to this ceremony.”


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:51 am:

    “Have all capitulated who wish… Have all capitulated who wish… Have all… capitulated that wish… “


  15. - Gruntled University Employee - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:51 am:

    I’m here at the Whack-A-Mole world championship…


  16. - Highland Il - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:52 am:

    “Hey it’s no glowing globe but what the heck.”


  17. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:53 am:

    “The picture of Madigan on the drum IS a nice touch, but I might need him for us to do bidness… “


  18. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:53 am:

    You know fellas, this is exactly how my grandfather sorted wheat in Wisconsin.


  19. - GOP Extremist - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:53 am:

    Friends don’t let friends drink and drive economic development.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    “What does it say on my stoll… “


  21. - Red Rider - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    That’s not a drumbeat, it’s Illinois.


  22. - former southerner - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    And my Asian friends, this is exactly how I crushed the little people in Illinois.


  23. - Give Me A Break - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:57 am:

    Gov takes part in membership meeting for the $20,000.00 bottle a month of sake club.


  24. - GOP Extremist - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 9:58 am:

    “Well fellas, as Goldie Hawn once said.. sake it to me!!” (Laughs at his own joke)


  25. - Ghost - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:00 am:

    its good to get out of those horrible carharts for a few….


  26. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:03 am:

    This hammer’s a little small. I’m used to a sledge.


  27. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:05 am:

    Is Rauner the only member of “Team Illinois?”


  28. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:07 am:

    “Yeah, our property taxes, amirite?”


  29. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:14 am:

    I brought this one deep dish pizza for you. But if it’s too thick, I’ll help smack it so it’s thinner. As long as we do it without union labor.


  30. - igotgotgotgotnotime - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:15 am:

    If I had a hammer,
    I’d hammer non-profits,
    I’d hammer out higher ed,
    all over Illinois


  31. - Ghost - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    Bruce as Bruce in “bang the drum slowly…”.


  32. - Big Joe - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    After this, let’s all go to the hot tub. What do you say, boys?


  33. - Red Rider - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:27 am:

    It’s broke,out of the way I can fix it, give me a tax break.


  34. - G'Kar - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:27 am:

    2nd verse
    If I had a hammer
    I’d hammer out unions
    I’d hammer Madigan
    all over Illinois


  35. - G'Kar - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:29 am:

    “Could we place a pork loin on top of this barrel? I’d really like to show you how to make an Illinois tenderloin.”


  36. - Huh? - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:29 am:

    I can’t believe that we got this rube to go along with this made up ceremony.


  37. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:37 am:

    When do we get to get in the tub?


  38. - d.p.gumby - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:39 am:

    Looks like the Illinois budget–5 guys, 4 hammers.


  39. - Pale Rider - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:41 am:

    You see the barrel is broken. We need to fix the barrel. Plus Madigan.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:49 am:

    “This is great. In Illinois I’m considered the ‘5th Beatle’… “


  41. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:51 am:

    “Now, is it ‘boom, boom, boom-boom-boom’… or ‘boom-boom-boom, boom, boom’, or just ‘boom-boom-boom-boom-boom’?”


  42. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:52 am:

    “I studied ’single mallet drumming’ at Dartmouth… “


  43. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:05 am:

    “To be honest, I play the dog whistle better than anything, but I’ll try the drum with you… “


  44. - Tequila Mockingbird - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:08 am:

    Japan’s minister of percsussion expresses concerns over Governor Rauner’s apparent lack of rythm.


  45. - downstate commissioner - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:09 am:

    Rauner beating…. I’ll stop there, don’t want to get banned…


  46. - Courser - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:17 am:

    Rauner introduces a new game to Japan: “Whack-a-Madigan.”


  47. - dbk - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:19 am:

    Here I stand, with nary an IL ag rep in sight for 6,350 miles …


  48. - Norseman - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:20 am:

    Rauner disappointed that sake barrel ceremony didn’t actually involve a barrel full of sake.


  49. - igotgotgotgotnotime - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:22 am:

    “And then I says to Madigan, “What are you doin’ to celebrate our partnership and continued friendship with Japan and he says…”


  50. - don the legend - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 11:55 am:

    “Only 10 pieces of flair. That’s way under the company requirement of 23.”


  51. - Chris P. Bacon - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 12:35 pm:

    The wack-a-mole imagery brings up again even more disturbing imagery of Rauner staking out his grandfathers pond all day to catch a poor bullfrog.


  52. - Generic Drone - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 12:52 pm:

    Madigan made this pizza. Let me show you how we work with Mike…..


  53. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 12:54 pm:

    “Ah, honorable governor . Like many of your citizens, we too like to say “Governor, go pound sand’. ( bows)


  54. - DuPage Bard - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 1:06 pm:

    I have now talked to 4 people in Japan. They all tell me they want to do business if only our property taxes weren’t so high and we had term limits.


  55. - Stuff Happens - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 1:24 pm:

    “Hardly enough meat in a lobster to make it worthwhile.”

    Unless you’re going to tweet a photo of it later, of course…


  56. - Boone's is Back - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 1:26 pm:

    “This is like the whac-a-mole I play with my staff and the IPI!”


  57. - Stuff Happens - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 1:29 pm:

    “We’ve got the hammers. Who’s got the shake?”


  58. - A guy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 1:37 pm:

    The whole IPI crew fit it there?


  59. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:03 pm:

    Can’t touch this


  60. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:17 pm:

    “Go easy, governor. It’s a ritual sake barrel, not Illinois.”


  61. - SAP - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 4:23 pm:

    If your only tool is a hammer, all of your problems start to look like nails.


  62. - SoxSide Irish - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 5:13 pm:

    Trump had his orb. Rauner has his hammer.


  63. - Rabid - Thursday, Sep 14, 17 @ 6:29 am:

    For heaven’s sake diana, its your turn in the barrel


  64. - Rabid - Thursday, Sep 14, 17 @ 6:33 am:

    Did I tell you the one about grampa thor’s hammer


  65. - Rabid - Thursday, Sep 14, 17 @ 6:35 am:

    for the sake of appearances


  66. - Rabid - Thursday, Sep 14, 17 @ 6:56 am:

    Swinging social samurai


  67. - Rabid - Thursday, Sep 14, 17 @ 7:09 am:

    Govenor busting a cap


  68. - Rabid - Thursday, Sep 14, 17 @ 7:17 am:

    Sealing Diana’s email


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