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Pigeon poops on pol’s parade

Monday, Sep 16, 2019

* As we’ve discussed before, Rep. Jaime Andrade has been trying to eliminate the horde of pigeons at the Irving Park Blue Line stop for over a year. This time the pigeons fought back. From CBS 2

Talk about dumb luck during a Morning Insiders interview – near a very busy Chicago Transit Authority stop nicknamed the “pigeon poop station.”

While we were shooting a follow-up story about the problems at the station, the unthinkable happened. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory was talking with a lawmaker who was fighting to fix the problem, and he fell victim to it right when the cameras were rolling.

That’s right, a pigeon relieved itself on state Rep. Jaime Andrade (D-Chicago) right on cue as he spoke.

Andrade had just been badmouthing the pigeons.

“I’ll just have to go clean up,” he said. “That’s what happens to my constituents. They get s**t on all time.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

23 Comments
  1. - Bertrum Cates - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:30 pm:

    Triumph the Insult Comic Pigeon


  2. - 47th Ward - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:31 pm:

    That’s good luck. In Haiti.


  3. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:35 pm:

    No pun intended.


  4. - NotRich - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:36 pm:

    This is probably the main reason the Eastern Bloc wants no part of Chicago in Illinois… Cow dung on your boots no problem.. a pigeon pooping on your Carhart coat>> that is a problem


  5. - Sayitaintso - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:39 pm:

    He’s looking at this all wrong. How could his point be better made. His response was very classy. Idea: when you get your ‘do over’, wear one of those super classy umbrella hats. Maybe just a visual will do the trick.


  6. - Norseman - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:44 pm:

    === This is probably the main reason the Eastern Bloc wants no part of Chicago in Illinois … ===

    Then, they would want to isolate any urban area. They would also want to stay away from the Capitol, which is notorious for it’s Pigeon problem.


  7. - Rich Miller - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:45 pm:

    ===Then, they would want to isolate any urban area===

    Plenty of pigeons on farms.


  8. - lakeside - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:46 pm:

    ==Talk about dumb luck during a Morning Insiders interview==

    A robust set of bird puns available for use here. A missed opportunity.


  9. - lakeside - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:50 pm:

    I would like to commend Rich’s alliteration, however.


  10. - Skeptic - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:52 pm:

    Sesame Street has it covered:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDJsgtoizj8


  11. - NIU Grad - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 1:54 pm:

    This all reminds me of the scene in “Milk” where Harvey Milk takes on the issue of dog poop in order to get some positive local press.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 2:05 pm:

    Instant karma’s gonna get ya,

    Poop on ya, right on the shoulder…


  13. - Just Observing - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 2:09 pm:

    This story has made national news.


  14. - Amalia - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 2:25 pm:

    It’s approaching hockey season….baby hawks needed with their parents to nest over there.


  15. - LizPhairTax - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 2:28 pm:

    CBS #2


  16. - FormerParatrooper - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 2:39 pm:

    When pigeon is on the menu, a lot of folk turn up their nose at it. Call it squab, charge $25.00 and it becomes exotic and people eat it.

    There is an idea to generate revenue and to cull the pigeons at the same time.


  17. - Jibba - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 2:40 pm:

    Mess with the bull, get the horns.


  18. - Bruce (no not him) - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 3:26 pm:

    Ok, guess I cant quote what the bird did. But usually it’s the legislators doing the (bad word)


  19. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 3:35 pm:

    They need to call the Decatur Birdman?


  20. - The Captain - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 4:25 pm:

    This means war. #TeamJaime


  21. - Norseman - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 4:29 pm:

    === Plenty of pigeons on farms. ===

    Sorry, when my parents sent me to my uncle’s farm, I was too busy shoveling the larger variety of droppings out of the milk stalls to notice. P.S. And wishing I had been sent to YMCA Camp instead.


  22. - Jaime Andrade - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 9:18 pm:

    And do not worry if you are attending my September 24, 2019 ROOFTOP fundraiser. I will ask the southern caucus to send me their best pheasant hunters so I may strategically stage them on the rooftop to get the pigeons if they come in for an attack.


  23. - Stuntman Bob's Brother - Monday, Sep 16, 19 @ 11:06 pm:

    In further developments, it was revealed that the pigeon in question has been on Madigan’s payroll for the past six years….


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