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Monday, Jul 22, 2019

* From the Illinois House Democrats’ Twitter page on late Friday afternoon

* The Question: Caption?

* Related…

* Kass: Illinois after Boss Mike Madigan? Like Yugoslavia after Tito: I called Dan Proft, conservative activist and morning talk show host on WIND-AM 560. I wanted to know how the Republican Party might react to the idea of a wounded Madigan. “What Republican Party?” Proft asked. “I’m not familiar with this ‘Republican Party’ of which you speak. Oh, you mean the party of GOP leaders who want to have the Madigan/big government gravy train stop at their houses? That’s not a party that can take advantage of anything.” Proft is angry, and rightly so, at the GOP sellouts who’ve accommodated Madigan’s power for years so they might stuff themselves on crumbs. He sees Republican leadership as corrupt, and unable to take advantage of Madigan’s difficulties.

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68 Comments
  1. - phenom_Anon - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:08 pm:

    Who should I make it out to?

    My best friends call me “cash”.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    ===Proft is angry, and rightly so, at the GOP sellouts who’ve accommodated Madigan’s power for years so they might stuff themselves on crumbs. He sees Republican leadership as corrupt, and unable to take advantage of Madigan’s difficulties.===

    Grifters need to sow the seeds of a fractured party.

    Proft makes his dough in the primaries, so his losses aren’t wounding in the overall numbers.

    This is a grifter thanking a dog whistle columnist for a chance to find the next meal.


  3. - lakeside - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    One pardon, coming right up.

    (Yes, yes, I know it’s the feds. I know).


  4. - OutOfState - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    “After you send the map to me, I’ll sign it just like this.”


  5. - Iggy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    JB and MJM working on a shot for shot remake of Homer Simpson selling his soul to the devil for a dounut.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    Caption?

    “And with that, you just Bruce and Diana’s Winnetka home, Governor.”


  7. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    “Sign that, Governor, and you’ll get Jeanne Ives in the general election in 2022… “

    (Governor signs)


  8. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:15 pm:

    That’s the pardon commitment pledge, showing you stand with me. Please sign on the dotted line.


  9. - Mark - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:15 pm:

    I went down to the crossroads…fell dwon on my knees


  10. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:16 pm:

    “Governor, hurry and sign that AFSCME contract, I have a currier ready to show Rauner… “


  11. - DuPage Saint - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:17 pm:

    Just sign there and I will get those property taxes cut in half. You still don’t have toilets right?


  12. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:20 pm:

    “Hopefully the Eastern Bloc like their new state… “


  13. - Southern Cat - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:21 pm:

    “…and it says right there that you’ll get your share.”


  14. - zatoichi - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:22 pm:

    “That’s the way God planned it
    That’s the way God wants it to be..”

    Concert for Madigandesh


  15. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:24 pm:

    “And now… no more warning tickets on Lake Geneva.”


  16. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:25 pm:

    “And with that… ‘Notre Dame, Illinois’… is a reality”


  17. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:29 pm:

    “I signed this worthless draft ‘Governor Lisa Madigan’ for John Kass… “


  18. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:30 pm:

    Go ahead and gloat. We quickly passed a bipartisan budget.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:31 pm:

    “And with that… the state fruit is now an apple… “


  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:32 pm:

    “Is this what Bruce was afraid of? Signing a budget? It’s pretty easy… “


  21. - Hamlet's Ghost - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:32 pm:

    Caption:

    == Kass and Proft? Never heard of ‘em ==


  22. - Lucky Pierre - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:33 pm:

    I hearby pledge not to reform property taxes or our unsustainable pensions.


  23. - RNUG - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:34 pm:

    JB appoints MJM State Tax Assessor …


  24. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:43 pm:

    “And now… Saputo’s is a protected state landmark… “


  25. - OneMan - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:43 pm:

    So how much am I transfering to the defense, I mean campaign fund Mr Speaker?


  26. - Blue Dog Dem - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:44 pm:

    DuPageSaint@3:17 for the win.


  27. - Jocko - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 3:45 pm:

    To add insult to injury (to the ILGOP), JB officially declares July 19th “Mike Madigan Day”.


  28. - Humboldt - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:00 pm:

    “Underline all the dialogue you think Kass made up”


  29. - JS Mill - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:00 pm:

    “I’ll take my time so they can get plenty of pictures. Then we can both sign them and send Bruce a few framed copies for all of his houses.”


  30. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:03 pm:

    That’s a campaign check. It goes to a union who will “park” it for future use.


  31. - lake county democrat - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:03 pm:

    Let’s get this over with - I’ll sign this veto of your next gerrymandered redistricting map and you override it.


  32. - State of DenIL - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:07 pm:

    Dunnn-Dunn-Duuuuunnnnn


  33. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:07 pm:

    “I’m looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call *me* master.”


  34. - CubsFan16 - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:10 pm:

    This totally won’t be used in future ILGOP ads…lol.


  35. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:11 pm:

    So you want me to authorize a re-enactment of the surrender at Appomattox at the DuQuoin Fair? Where do I sign?


  36. - Honeybear - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:14 pm:

    “It signs the paper or it gets the hose”


  37. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:18 pm:

    “Hey JB, I hear the transcription of Alderman Danny Solis’ wire is much thicker than what you are signing”


  38. - Quizzical - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:21 pm:

    198, 199, 200 — congratulations Mike, next year you will face 200 minimally funded primary opponents with Hispanic surnames.


  39. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:24 pm:

    Don’t trouble your mind with what it says, Governor…just sign.


  40. - Soft R - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:26 pm:

    Was Proft as upset with the state GOP when he was making millions in Cicero with the Dems? Why would anyone use Profts name when talking about good honest government?


  41. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:30 pm:

    “Mr. Speaker if you want to talk to Danny Solis, I hear federal grand juries meet about once a week at the Dirksen Federal Building.”


  42. - Rutro - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:38 pm:

    And with that, the band leader released Johnt Fontane from his contract.


  43. - Henry Francis - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:40 pm:

    Hey you’re right, if you flip the pages fast enough it does look like Bruce rollerblading around Italy.


  44. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:52 pm:

    ===And with that, the band leader released Johnt Fontane from his contract.===

    Yikes, is that tasty.


  45. - In_The_Middle - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 4:56 pm:

    JB:”Why am I signing a blank sheet of paper?”
    MM:”Don’t worry ’bout it”
    JB:”Sure”
    MM:”Smile for the camera”


  46. - DougChicago - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:02 pm:

    Excellent, Smithers.


  47. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:04 pm:

    Your wife wants you stay away from Dirksen ? Mine too.


  48. - A guy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:05 pm:

    My staff will come by and tell you what “bequeath” means…
    But, I’m stunned, you, above all people don’t know.


  49. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:05 pm:

    This is almost as fun as being the Governor of Puerto Rico


  50. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:06 pm:

    Have you seen Luis Gutierrez on CNN lately? Me neither.


  51. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:12 pm:

    Mr. Speaker, my lawyer also told me not to talk to FBI agents I don’t know. Just take the 6th… your right to legal council.


  52. - Commonsense in Illinois - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:27 pm:

    Oooo…you have $7 million in your campaign account…

    Isn’t that cute…


  53. - A guy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:37 pm:

    I’m just gonna look and smile. Seems everyone is wired these days.


  54. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:43 pm:

    Mr. Speaker I’ve got money in a foreign trust. How about you?


  55. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 5:47 pm:

    Mr. Speaker, I like real estate deals with guys who come into my office and speak English instead guys with brief cases with video recording equipment.


  56. - Almost the weekend - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 6:24 pm:

    No caption, but I’m sure the next Kass article will talk about how the people in Illinois are being grilled by these two just like his famous lemon mutton chops.

    “When cooking a lamb you slow cook it, you want to make sure the flavor and spices seep deep inside the meat. The difference is the meat is already dead. In the Madigan and Pritzker grill they throw you in the fire, the gas tax, income tax, additional fees, they get you all at once. Because if the Madigan Pritzker Grill slow cooks you, you will jump out and rebel. It’s too late for us, just like the lamb I picked up at the local deli.”


  57. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 7:05 pm:

    “JB after reading about the Danny Solis situation, my safe space is hanging out with Anne Stava Murray .”


  58. - Rte 40 - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 7:12 pm:

    Yes JB, I am “that guy” from Needful Things…


  59. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 7:21 pm:

    JB Pritzker signing the nationwide contract for Hyatt Hotel property tax reassessments. The lead attorney is M.J. Madigan.


  60. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 7:23 pm:

    JB Pritzker signing the adoption papers, adopting MJ Madigan as his son.


  61. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 7:30 pm:

    Mr. Speaker do think Anne Burke can swear me in after I win next time I run or will she be too busy ?


  62. - Ducky LaMoore - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 7:31 pm:

    “When you raise taxes on one… it is a tragedy…. When you raise taxes on one million… it is a statistic….”


  63. - Woodstock willy - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 8:46 pm:

    I’ve been on a few wiretapped conversations before. Dont sweat it !!


  64. - Steve - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 8:49 pm:

    JB: “Mr. Speaker do you want to get a drink at that bar down the street?”

    MJM: “I’m trying to stay away from prisons”.


  65. - Mongo - Monday, Jul 22, 19 @ 8:53 pm:

    Sorry, anything with the stink of Dan Proft is not readable and not true.


  66. - Leatherneck - Tuesday, Jul 23, 19 @ 4:43 am:

    This bill signing is brought to you by the Illinois Arts Council.


  67. - Dave - Tuesday, Jul 23, 19 @ 7:55 am:

    “Like this, Mr. Madigan?”


  68. - Steve - Tuesday, Jul 23, 19 @ 8:33 am:

    Mr. Speaker , when we get that progressive income tax, wealthy people really will want their property taxes cut.


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