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Monday, Jul 29, 2019

* Eastern Bloc and assorted allies. Caption?…

At least it’s an Illinois flag.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

97 Comments
  1. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:44 pm:

    Sorry, wrong number. For reform, dial 60-30-1.


  2. - Honeybear - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:46 pm:

    Truly
    One of the (banned word)
    things I’ve every seen


  3. - Name Withheld - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    Village People 2.0


  4. - Unpopular - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    Annoying Big Government Liberals since 2019.


  5. - DuPage Saint - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    Magnificent must have a different meaning in the Eastern Block


  6. - Truthiness - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    The guy who made this poster probably made the Jihad Squad poster last week. Just so dumb


  7. - revvedup - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    The poster/picture itself is done well. Some of the politics, on the other hand…..


  8. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    Should read:
    Superminority has a number
    The Malignant Seven


  9. - Mr.Suburbs - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    Rep. Chesney gets gutted from the team?


  10. - lakeside - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    I don’t know if anyone else noticed but I did. [Someone] took it upon themselves to alter the [very cool Eastern Bloc reps’] image by removing the Confederate flags & adding the [Illinois] flag. Dont get me wrong I love [the Illinois flag]. But wasn’t this supposed to be a form of protest against the liberal censorship of this [Eastern Bloc]. [They] scheduled a [session] for them & we are boycotting the [session] because of the censorship but now [they have] jumped on the PC bandwagon & CENSORED the [reps’] album cover……WOW!!! The [Eastern Bloc] could of done that themselves & still be playing at the [session]…..THE MESSAGE GOT LOST SOMEWHERE!!! Oh well they have a sold out [donor event], guess the message doesn’t matter….. UGH!!!


  11. - Henry Francis - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    Looking at the ridiculous costumes, and all the leather, I can think of one ex-governor who must be very jealous.


  12. - Donald Segretti - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:51 pm:

    Look at all that diversity.


  13. - Roman - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:51 pm:

    Nominated for “Best Group Costume” at a leather bar in Boystown.


  14. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:54 pm:

    Our all gray outfits are at the cleaners…


  15. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:54 pm:

    That’s one semi-macho crew…Oh Lordy.


  16. - OneMan - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:56 pm:

    If we were any less diverse, who we kidding, we couldn’t be less diverse.


  17. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:56 pm:

    Worst live male revue ever


  18. - JS Mill - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:56 pm:

    =Annoying Big Government Liberals since 2019.=

    Annoying anyone with a brain since 2019.

    Fixed.

    As others have noted, there is an awful lot of leather there. Maybe it should be the Fabulous 7?


  19. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:57 pm:

    That’s one semi-macho crew… picture’s worth at least seven words.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:58 pm:

    “In a world where covert and overt racism reigns. Where complaining about taxes is the whistle only a few can hear. Where Chicago is a 7-letter word. Where lily white ain’t describing no flowers… Skillicorn, Bailey, Caulkins, Halbrook, Cabello, Wilhour… Miller. Women need not apply. We need angry white middle aged men… and they deliver. From the producers of ‘Where Did You Hide My Sheet?’ and ‘They Don’t Look Like Us’ comes a film only a minority of folks will truly understand. Where ‘Diversity’ is an old-old wooden ship, and talking taxes sometimes ain’t about no money, but something far angrier. In their magnificent glory, It’s the ‘Magnificent 7’. They are fighting for every oppressor everywhere.”


  21. - West Chicago - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 2:59 pm:

    This is just pathetic. Clueless and embarassing. Facepalm.


  22. - Amalia - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:00 pm:

    cue the parody shows because this stuff is ridiculous.


  23. - Tommydanger - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:00 pm:

    Not sure why flag bearer has one glove on and one glove off. Looks like a cue stick holding the state’s smallest flag ever.


  24. - Earnest - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:01 pm:

    Rich, I think you posted the wrong picture. The one above is for a gay-themed movie with a slightly risque title.


  25. - Northsider - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:03 pm:

    Does the Eastern Bloc know what happens to four of the seven?


  26. - Earnest - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:03 pm:

    These are the left over costumes intended for a Rauner second term.


  27. - Threat level midnight - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:04 pm:

    magnificent = unable to raise campaign contribution.


  28. - lakeside - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:04 pm:

    ==Not sure why flag bearer has one glove on and one glove off.==

    They had to hide Denzel’s skin. And these aren’t exactly photoshop pros based on all available evidence.


  29. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:04 pm:

    Any you thought KISS without makeup was ugly


  30. - Soccermom - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:05 pm:

    OW — did you see the movie “In a World”? I think you’d like it


  31. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:06 pm:

    A hat tip to - Wordslinger -

    “They need to take off their shoes to get to 7?”


  32. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:07 pm:

    ===did you see the movie “In a World”? I think you’d like it===

    No snark, is that the documentary about doing film promotions?

    I heard of one like that.


  33. - ItsMillerTime - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:07 pm:

    The Hateful eight minus one


  34. - Henry Francis - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:07 pm:

    What’s interesting is the original poster had an African-American, Asian-American and a Native-American. 3 of the 7 were non-whites.

    So the Eastern Bloc is more white than the heroes of the old west.


  35. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:07 pm:

    Would we all be better off if everyone in government wore fantasy costumes expressing/depicting their inner selves…I never wondered before today…?


  36. - Northsider - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:10 pm:

    “The Malignant 7″

    And to Earnest @ 3:01: “When 7 inches = 7 centimeters”?


  37. - Vote Quimby - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    Caption: Representing 7 percent of the state’s population… they know what’s best for all


  38. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    If this was written by Sasha Baron Cohen and directed by Spike Lee, I’d see that film.


  39. - Northside City Dweller - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    “We lost. We’ll always lose”


  40. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    A little bit of an embellishment of Rep. Wilhour’s guns there. Otherwise, I think Roman won.

    First there was the Crazy 8, now there is the Leather 7.


  41. - Les Nessman - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:14 pm:

    Middle Age White Dudes yell at the clouds.


  42. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:14 pm:

    “In this film, the bad guys do wear black”


  43. - Jocko - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:15 pm:

    Seven bounty hunters set out to save a small hamlet from the ravages of common sense.


  44. - Blue Dog Dem - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:15 pm:

    Anybody other than me think that the remake of the Magnificent 7 wasnt very good?


  45. - “Anonymous” sounds cooler than any nickname i’d use - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:17 pm:

    Even these guys don’t want to pretend to be friends with McSweeney


  46. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:20 pm:

    - Soccermom -

    I looked it up. No, I haven’t seen it. I’ll add it to my list.

    “Caption?”

    “If this doesn’t shrink the party further, nothing will”


  47. - Tommydanger - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:24 pm:

    If it plays at the Duquoin state fair, will anyone see it?


  48. - Tommydanger - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:27 pm:

    Nice to see a cross not on fire.


  49. - Southern Illinois Mayor - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:36 pm:

    Seven know-nothings are hired by Southern Illinois peasants to liberate their villages from the people that pay their way.
    Taken from the original movie tag line.


  50. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:40 pm:

    - Blue Dog Dem - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:15 pm:

    Anybody other than me think that the remake of the Magnificent 7 wasnt very good?

    Some movies can only be remade…poorly.


  51. - slow down - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:40 pm:

    They may not have any actual power, leverage or influence but they have chaps!


  52. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:43 pm:

    What’ll it be tonight, boys?…Hats or Hoods?

    YeeHaw


  53. - former southerner - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:43 pm:

    Doing an excellent job of showing that the modern GOP is nothing more than a parody of the true Grand Old Party.


  54. - Unicorn - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:48 pm:

    Add a sailor and just a little more glitter and you’ve got a Village People cover band. Soon to be lip-synching YMCA in the rotunda.


  55. - A guy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:51 pm:

    Happy Hour at the Blue Oyster.


  56. - OneMan - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:52 pm:

    They also have a song…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s05jcrJw0as


  57. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:57 pm:

    One more and they could have been the hateful 8


  58. - City Zen - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 3:58 pm:

    Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.


  59. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:13 pm:

    ==at the Blue Oyster==

    Art Metrano as Cmdt. Mauser at the Blue Oyster, god those movies were funny


  60. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:15 pm:

    Legends in their own minds.


  61. - walker - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:15 pm:

    New comms staff?


  62. - Wensicia - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:16 pm:

    “Our hats courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.”


  63. - fedup - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:17 pm:

    Agree with Tommydanger its nice the cross is not on fire. Lose it and they could be the Thursday night crowd at Sidetrack.


  64. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:19 pm:

    They were throwing dice in the alley and shot craps.


  65. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:23 pm:

    “Why am I Mr. Pink?”

    For your own amusement, you can pick which cowboy would say that.


  66. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:26 pm:

    7 of the dullest knives in the drawer.


  67. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:26 pm:

    “Boy, I bet everyone misses Jeanne Ives more every day.”


  68. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:28 pm:

    “Fellas, we play our cards right, the caucus will only be us magnificent seven… “


  69. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:31 pm:

    Are the Magnificent really that large?…or is it just the camera angle?


  70. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:34 pm:

    I remember when they just did a documentary about “Madigan” and thought that would help.

    Two super-minorities, and no statewides later, now it’s a western? What’s next, a sci-fi, rom-com?


  71. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:35 pm:

    Wait till these guys meet the new Sheriff?


  72. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:42 pm:

    7 of the fastest lips in the state. Shooting their mouths off before thinking. Regularly spotted with a foot in their mouth.


  73. - Ok - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:43 pm:

    I really don’t think they fully appreciated the leather vibe they are giving off…


  74. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:44 pm:

    7 guys dressed up like cowboys, couldn’t pull a gun to save their lives.


  75. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:45 pm:

    If ya have to have a costume, you’re probably a phony already.


  76. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:46 pm:

    “No, we’re the ‘anti-seersucker’ caucus… “


  77. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:51 pm:

    “No, it went straight to video and the studio told them never to call again…”


  78. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 4:56 pm:

    “Think if Tarantino and David Duke collaborated, and they took none of Tarantino’s suggestions… *that’s* this movie… kinda”


  79. - Soccermom - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:01 pm:

    OW — https://www.amazon.com/World-Lake-Bell/dp/B00H89NVNO/ref=tmm_aiv_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


  80. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:03 pm:

    “No, no… in this film, Illinois is between Alabama and Mississippi, and Lincoln is from Indiana. That’s the hook.”


  81. - @misterjayem - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:04 pm:

    “Caption?”

    Early-bird tickets for International Mr. Leather 2020 are now available.

    – MrJM


  82. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:04 pm:

    - Soccermom -

    I’ll be traveling this week, so I’ll look forward to catching it.

    Thanks.


  83. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:08 pm:

    “Meh. The ‘cartoon version’ of these guys might be worth the watch… “

    “They *are* the cartoon version”


  84. - A Jack - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:25 pm:

    “Chicago 7 envy”


  85. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:27 pm:

    “They decided to move their seats to the Speaker’s Gallery. There were no objections.”


  86. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:31 pm:

    “It’s like ‘Westworld’, but you realize the ‘programming’ isn’t because they’re robots, but because they can’t think big enough to expand their little thoughts. It’s very artsy.”


  87. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:51 pm:

    “It’s like if the ‘Apple Dumpling Gang’… were confederates… and without kids, or Don Knotts.”


  88. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 5:59 pm:

    Shakiest guns in … eastern Illinois.


  89. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 6:00 pm:

    Quick take the picture, the costumes have to be back at the shop by noon.


  90. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 6:02 pm:

    It would have been the hateful 8 except bruce is out of town.


  91. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 6:05 pm:

    We’re waving a white flag of surrender and will lay down arms when we figure out how to get out of these dreadful costumes.


  92. - Huh? - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 6:06 pm:

    Trick or treat


  93. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 6:08 pm:

    Never…

    Go full Rauner.


  94. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 6:13 pm:

    Even Confederate Railroad didn’t want to be on the soundtrack


  95. - Baby - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 9:10 pm:

    What it is


  96. - Candy Dogood - Monday, Jul 29, 19 @ 10:29 pm:

    Wait, they made this themselves?


  97. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Tuesday, Jul 30, 19 @ 5:14 am:

    So they’re mercenaries?


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