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Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

* From the governor’s Twitter page: “Great first meeting here in Germany with Vetter Pharma. Got an update on their state-of-the-art facility in Des Plaines which will employ over 300 people”…

* The Question: Caption?

Also, FYI, that Des Plaines facility may not break ground until 2022, according to the Daily Herald. It got an EDGE tax deal in 2016.

[Hat tip: Jake and Steve.]

- Posted by Rich Miller        

100 Comments
  1. - Huh? - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:48 pm:

    Wonder where I can git one of these cool outfits to take home with me.


  2. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:49 pm:

    “Look, Diana, my new costume!”


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:50 pm:

    “It’s RaunerVision”

    “It’ll change the world”


  4. - IllinoisBoi - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:51 pm:

    One of the Village People was a lab technician, right?


  5. - BKelly - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:53 pm:

    “I need to take a couple of these back to Illinois with me. This will help keep my jean blue and my leather jacket clean when I’m throwing “stuff” all over the place to see what sticks.”


  6. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:55 pm:

    So where do the Oompa Loompas come from?


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:56 pm:

    (Intro)

    “Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
    I’ve got another puzzle for you
    Oompa Loompa doompadee dee
    If you are wise you will listen to me
    Who do you blame when Rauner tells the tall tales
    Can’t tell the truth while his Illinois fails?
    Blaming Madigan is a lion of shame
    You know exactly who’s to blame:
    Madigan and Democrats
    Oompa Loompa doompadee dah
    If you’re not fooled then you will go far
    You will live in happiness too
    Like the Oompa Loompa doompadee do”


  8. - Omay - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:56 pm:

    The new cast for NBC’s return of E.R. aka Flatline.


  9. - lakeside - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:56 pm:

    “I’m not in charge here, either. But in a good way this time.”


  10. - Flapdoodle - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 1:59 pm:

    Who knew Carhart branched out into shower caps?


  11. - A Jack - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:01 pm:

    He could have called for an update. Isn’t he supposed to be looking for new business?


  12. - Res Melius - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:02 pm:

    Got that over with. Next stop Rammstein.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:02 pm:

    “Don’t tell him, but the Governor has the cap on backwards…”


  14. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:02 pm:

    Depp


  15. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:04 pm:

    “We’ve fumigated my Administration, the IPI infestation is over. Let’s take a picture.”


  16. - Skokie - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:08 pm:

    “I just flew 4400 miles to a place I could’ve visited in Skokie (exclamation point)”


  17. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:08 pm:

    300 jobs? The edge agreement doesn’t require that until 2028. They only need to create 5 jobs this year.

    5 jobs.

    2 years after signing the agreement.

    And this is the kind of deal that he flies across the globe to tout.


  18. - Omay - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:09 pm:

    Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:11 pm:

    “Ok governor, now tuck your ears in the cap… “


  20. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:12 pm:

    “The governor asked me to ask you if he could keep the costume, and are there accessories he can purchase at the gift shop to round off the look… “


  21. - jimk849 - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:13 pm:

    We are embarrassed as he is.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:15 pm:

    The Fizzy Lifting drinks were obviously flat, as the Governor was grounded during this part of the tour.


  23. - Concerned Dem - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:16 pm:

    So this outfit will protect me from my toxic mismanagement of DCFS & the Quincy Veterans Home, right?


  24. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:16 pm:

    “No, the governor plans to wear the Lederhosen after this… “


  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:18 pm:

    “No, Governor, all new hires start with the Sloppy Joe station, then creamed corn, then mashed potatoes, then the ice cream machine. No exceptions.”


  26. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:19 pm:

    Not only is Soylent Green tasty, but it’s the solution to our pension problem.


  27. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:19 pm:

    The new season of Dexter looks horrible.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:19 pm:

    “We call this the ‘I’m 30 plus points under water, I need a distraction’ costume”


  29. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:21 pm:

    “I know… but the guys says he’s still going to be governor in 2022… that’s what he says… I know… “


  30. - jimk849 - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:23 pm:

    The guy in blue in the background is Madigan for sure. He loves to photo-bomb


  31. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:23 pm:

    I don’t understand why you find this funny. They are wearing outfits that will prevent contamination. The hairnets are requied by law. No one would laugh at a surgeon wearing these kinds of clothes. Seriously, no one in Germany would ever laugh at this photo.


  32. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:23 pm:

    Ironically, Gov. Rauner explained the Illinois State Police codename for him is “Everlasting Gobstopper”, like our candy.


  33. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:25 pm:

    “We told your governor that the coats and caps weren’t needed 45 minutes ago, but he insisted to keep them on. We didn’t want to insult him, so we kept them on too.”


  34. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:26 pm:

    “Yes, Governor, we can monogram the coat, but it’s extra and it’ll have to be shipped to you…”


  35. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    ===No one would laugh at a surgeon wearing these kinds of clothes===

    He ain’t a surgeon.


  36. - TinyDancer(FKASue) - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    Which twin has the Toni?


  37. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:29 pm:

    The Governor bought 7,865,392 “Wonka” bars, but he found his Golden Ticket.

    He melted all the leftover chocolate from the bars and made a solid chocolate trashcan van.


  38. - A guy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:31 pm:

    ==They are wearing outfits that will prevent contamination==

    He might want to bring these home for his next visit to Quincy then. /s


  39. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:31 pm:

    Governor Rauner was melancholy, as his wish was to be like Charlie and bring his Swedish grandfather to the Wonka plant…


  40. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:32 pm:

    After his presentation, the Germans wisely chose drei Misters to follow the Governor with shovels.


  41. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:33 pm:

    Is this from a Woody Allen movie?: https://youtu.be/mGj1smf-_vc


  42. - A Jack - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:34 pm:

    Today, Rauner made good in his promise to save taxpayers money. He saved $5 in long distance phone charges by flying to Germany for an update.


  43. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:36 pm:

    “Sorry we’re running late, the Illinois governor wanted his ‘flair’ on the ‘costume’, and we had to explain that for safety reasons ‘we’ don’t wear flair with our lab wear”


  44. - Flapdoodle - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:36 pm:

    ==Seriously, no one in Germany would ever laugh at this photo.==

    Really? You’re so sure of that? I think a fair number of them would laugh at “der lange blöde Amerikaner, der da hinten im Bild steht.”


  45. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:38 pm:

    Can I keep this one to add to my collection? I’m starting a costume gallery.


  46. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:39 pm:

    “No, only 5… the Illinois Governor brought his own lab safety wear… we found it odd too, but… “


  47. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:40 pm:

    Governor - when you feel thirsty drink from this tube, when you answer correctly a schnitzel bite will drop out of this chute. Your new friends are Torsten, Wiebke, and Andreas. They will show you how to make a nest out of the saw dust.


  48. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:43 pm:

    Herr Doktor,
    The tall male is hallucinating again…


  49. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:44 pm:

    “We thought about it, but we felt it was best to skip the Golden Egg room and that whole ‘Good Egg - Bad Egg’ thingy for the Governor.”


  50. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    “The Illinois governor asks if he could meet, privately, with a ‘Mister Slugworth‘, whoever that is…”


  51. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    Indeed, they still appear pleased even after having ingested the “we’re going to build in Illinois” placebo.


  52. - Jocko - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:50 pm:

    Bruce is checking on the progress of his Raunerbots to be completed this fall. In addition to flailing their arms helplessly, they will say “It’s Madigan’s fault” and “JB will raise taxes” to any question.


  53. - Thomas Paine - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:55 pm:

    Anyone can see the obvious Oompa Loompa comparison.

    Wow. Some pics you do not take, and if you have to take them, do not share.


  54. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 2:56 pm:

    (Intro)

    Come with me
    And you’ll be
    In Rauner’s world of pure “imagination”
    Take a look
    And you’ll see
    Into his “imagination”
    We’ll begin
    With a spin
    Traveling in
    The world of his “creation”
    What we’ll see
    Will defy
    “Explanation”
    If you want to view paradise
    Simply look “toward east” to view it
    Anything you want to, do it
    Want to change the world?
    There’s nothing to it
    There is no
    Life I know
    To compare to Bruce’s “imagination”
    “Living” there
    You’ll be “free”
    If you truly wish to be
    If you want to see magic lands
    Close your eyes and you will see one
    Want to be a dreamer, be one
    Anytime you please and please save me one
    Come with me
    And you’ll be
    In Bruce’s world of pure “imaginatio
    Take a look
    And you’ll see
    Into his “imagination”
    There is no
    Place to go
    To compare with his “imagination”
    So go there
    To be free
    If you truly wish to be
    “Living” there
    You’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be

    (Slow fade out)


  55. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:02 pm:

    They wouldn’t let me wear my re-breather mask I saved from Quincy visit.


  56. - cc - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:03 pm:

    3:02 was me.


  57. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:08 pm:

    Big Pharma Yeah
    Medical pot for opioid alternative boo


  58. - Smitty Irving - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:15 pm:

    Looks like Madrigal Electromotive to me, just sayin’


  59. - lake county democrat - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    You Vetter, You Vetter, you vet.


  60. - Christopher - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:24 pm:

    Rauner likes posing for pictures, but doesn’t seem to be able to handle the work that a Governor is responsible for.


  61. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:38 pm:

    “Greg, hurry and get in the picture with me.”


  62. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    “I know, usually it’s the Lt. Governors who visit that we can get to look ridiculous. He just volunteered to wear it.”


  63. - Anon III - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 4:00 pm:

    (The way to read these Caption Contest comments is to scroll down quickly and only read every fifth or sixth comment. Maybe only every tenth comment. Time is money.)


  64. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    “Take off the safety goggles, they make us look ridiculous. Ok… now take the picture.”


  65. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 5:05 pm:

    And the group became giddy as they started the cheese factory tour. Free samples later.


  66. - XDNR - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 5:19 pm:

    Rauner’s pre-op meeting with his German surgical team in preparation for his lobotomy to correct his chronic lying and dropping the g’s syndrome.


  67. - James - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 6:02 pm:

    just checking to see if my comments are being posted


  68. - Huh? - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 6:02 pm:

    He was trying to get into the clean room without PPE when we persuaded him that posing in these goofy get ups would make for a better picture. What a rube.


  69. - James - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 6:03 pm:

    guess some of them are, more than 50% are not


  70. - Huh? - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 6:24 pm:

    I’d rather be posin’ and smilin’ in one of those blue outfits, but they wouldn’t give me one. Those blue costumes look much cooler. Gotta get me one.


  71. - Huh? - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 6:27 pm:

    Flap - I second the motion.


  72. - Billinois - Tuesday, Apr 17, 18 @ 7:25 pm:

    We thought the war reparations were bad until this guy showed up.


  73. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:05 am:

    Dianna, wait till you taste this batch of Kool-Aid


  74. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:17 am:

    Ghosting Ives


  75. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:19 am:

    Their coming to take me away ha-ha


  76. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:20 am:

    As a white male


  77. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:23 am:

    White rabbit, one pill makes you taller


  78. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:27 am:

    White snake, here I go again


  79. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:32 am:

    Its not his heart ticking, it’s a coo-coo clock


  80. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 7:41 am:

    Term limits gets them excited


  81. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 8:08 am:

    Which one of you have a dirt on JB


  82. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 8:16 am:

    Ach du lieber dummkopf


  83. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 8:23 am:

    I just flew in, man my arms are tired


  84. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 8:39 am:

    Doctor I have a bowel movement everyday at 7:00, I wake up at 7:30


  85. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 9:00 am:

    I know nothing


  86. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 10:58 am:

    Dianna I’m not impotent, I’m sterile


  87. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 11:04 am:

    Ok govenor let’s see your toxic cost shift budget


  88. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 11:05 am:

    Before you say anything, these are not fire proof


  89. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 11:41 am:

    No govenor you don’t have to cover your eyebrows


  90. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 12:11 pm:

    And that’s how we put the casings on the polish sausage


  91. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 12:33 pm:

    There you go govenor, now your ready for that Russian shower


  92. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 2:09 pm:

    Front row blue man group groupies


  93. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 2:45 pm:

    Last time I had an outfit like this, I was at a rally with arthur jones


  94. - Horst - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 3:50 pm:

    There’s much more to the story than possibly breaking ground in 2022. The Journal & Topics has reported many times that renovation work on some of the existing buildings in Des Plaines is underway and Vetter employees are at work there.


  95. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 6:17 pm:

    Govenor thinks we’re laughing with him


  96. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 6:19 pm:

    The operating room is waiting for your abortion govenor


  97. - Rabid - Wednesday, Apr 18, 18 @ 6:22 pm:

    Our first dork gnome ready for shipment to Springfield mansion


  98. - Rabid - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 6:47 am:

    We fixed his lying, we removed his tongue


  99. - Rabid - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 7:31 am:

    He talks funny


  100. - Rabid - Thursday, Apr 19, 18 @ 8:24 am:

    We are going to restore his hair, and lengthen his legs from madigan damage


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