Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Please, don’t be a Covidiot
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Please, don’t be a Covidiot

Monday, Apr 6, 2020

* Rep. Brad Halbrook on Facebook

Posted by Brad Halbrook on Monday, April 6, 2020

* A commenter on the Rend Lake Visitor Center’s Facebook page asked a few days ago if people can still fish at the lake. The center’s response

Yes. If you are using a boat, the South Marcum, Dam West, and Cypress View boat ramps are open. The North Gun Creek Boat Ramp, managed by the Rend Lake Conservancy District, which is where the Buck and Bass Cabins are is also open. This ramp is located north of Hwy 154, across from the Rend Lake Golf Course and just west of the I57 Sesser exit. If you are interested in fishing from the shoreline, all the hunter/fisherman parking lots managed by the Corps of Engineers, the Spillway recreation area, and the Dam West recreation area are all open at this time.

…Adding… Alton Telegraph

Alton Mayor Brant Walker on Monday described his wife, Shannon Walker’s decision to attend a gathering at an Alton bar that was ultimately shut down by police as “a stunning lack of judgment.”

Brant Walker issued the statement soon after Alton Police Chief Jason “Jake” Simmons reported that officers broke up the party at Hiram’s Tavern, 213 W. 3rd St. in Alton at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday.

Simmons said a criminal complaint of reckless conduct will be filed against each person at the party for violating the state’s State At Home order amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Brant Walker says he instructed Simmons to not give his wife any special treatment.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - King Louis XVI - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 3:49 pm:

    The truth has no power to stir fake outrage when a falsehood will do so nicely.

  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 3:51 pm:

    This is epically silly.

    Let’s break this down, for a sec…

    First the flights, from New York. It’s a hot point in this crisis, no doubt. So, instead of the concern, maybe, for those flights landing in Chicago, that’s all “good”.

    Here’s why it’s good…

    It’s good “as long as selfish souls can go out and fish”

    So, Mr. Halbrook is so smart to fishing, flights from New York are fine right now, to own the libs

    See, here’s why this is so comically silly;

    Trumpkins like DeSantis in Florida, his genius is to block off Florida with flights from NY, as they are unacceptable.

    You have this alienation of NY by those unwilling to understand the importance of social distancing, but here, Mr. Halbrook is fine with NY flights… to justify Covidiot thinking.

    Got all that?

    It’s like a Triple Lindy Pretzel to first own the libs, then embrace the opposite of the pandering, to be a Covidiot… because “freedom”


    Even I know better not to golf… and it’s Masters week so it’s even more painful.

  3. - gfalkes - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 3:52 pm:

    don’t let the facts get into the way of a good narrative.

  4. - Token Conservative - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 3:55 pm:

    Brad Halbrook is lying!?

    NEVER! /s

  5. - jimbo - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 3:57 pm:

    The flights are empty or nearly empty. They continue to fly partially as a condition to accepting the federal stimulus money.

  6. - DownSouth - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:01 pm:

    It’s especially infuriating to those of us who work in the outdoor industry and are trying to keep people updated with the myriad of closures, and help them find ways to still safely enjoy some time outside in their own respective neighborhoods etc.

    The fact that’s it just plain false - meh not surprised.

    As an after thought, gee if he is so concerned about about helping out our DNR on a few things? Or - novel concept help work to get the Rend Lake Resort debacle cleaned up?

    Nah.. it’s just easier to post a meme that plays to his base….

    On the upside..maybe folks will believe him, and stop flocking to rural southern IL from all over creation to recreate and actually follow the stay at home guidelines.

  7. - Earnest - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:02 pm:

    Couldn’t do a better job of keeping people away from Rend Lake if he tried.

  8. - Groundhog Day - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:08 pm:

    Like Taylor Swift sings, “Covidiots gonna covidiot”

  9. - Norseman - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:32 pm:

    There needs to be a supplemental category for this year’s Golden Horseshoe Awards - Covididiot Hall of Fame.

    Halbrook and Skillicorn are leading contenders.

  10. - Former Downstater - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:39 pm:

    There was a QC area bar busted last week for being open to customers. My favorite part from the news story-

    “The investigation led the deputies to the Country Pub and Grill where they found several vehicles in the parking lot.

    “The deputies went inside and found several people trying to hide under tables, the release said. “

  11. - Bigtwich - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:43 pm:

    I am shocked that Rep. Halbrook would launch such an attack on President Trump. The US Army Corps of Engineers, serving under President Trump, runs Rend Lake, not the State of Illinois.

  12. - Donnie Elgin - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:53 pm:

    Putting Hiram’s Tavern on my must visit list once the stay at home is lifted

  13. - Ok - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 4:56 pm:

    Trouble in paradise… err… Alton

  14. - Responsa - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 5:09 pm:

    Mayor Lightfoot admitting she got a haircut while all barbershops and salon chairs are shut down and saying it was necessary since she is “in the public eye and the face of Chicago” was a covidiot move.

  15. - Blue Dog Dem - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 5:27 pm:

    I think fishing individually is totally alright. Not much of a golfer, but that should be permitted. So long as proper social distancing is observed.

  16. - Good grief - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 6:17 pm:

    Going from Roger Eddy to Brad Halbrook as State Rep. for that area is quite a tumble.

    This entire dynamic really does pull back the curtain on some of the intellectually challenged that occupy some of the seats in the GA (see Eastern Bloc juggernauts and Skillicorn).

    There are bright, thoughtful, capable, wonderful citizens living in these districts. I truly hope that going forward, the masses figure out that the fringe zealots now occupying the seats leave these Districts pragmatically unrepresented.

  17. - TheInvisibleMan - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 6:56 pm:

    “1st, the chart came from Twitter so you know it’s legit”

    This is a comment made by halbrook himself in defense of the source of another post he shared on facebook yesterday afternoon about the Murray model.

  18. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:07 pm:

    ===I truly hope that going forward, the masses figure out that the fringe zealots now occupying the seats leave these Districts pragmatically unrepresented.===
    Way forward. Holbrook is running unopposed.

  19. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:08 pm:

    Halbrook, I mean.

  20. - Rendezvous - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:34 pm:

    Kudos to the conservancy district for staying open like so many other local districts. Thankfully, they didn’t take the Governor’s lead.

    Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park on Rend Lake of course is closed to the public so the confusion is understandable.

  21. - Oldtimer - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:36 pm:

    Maybe we could have Tom Holbrook take over Brad Halbrook’s Facebook page and start voting for him in Springfield.

  22. - JS Mill - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:37 pm:

    @Donnie Elgin- very impressive. /s

  23. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:53 pm:

    ===… so the confusion is understandable.===

    If you call gross incompetence, being a troll to pander, no matter the truth, or even the Trumpkin talking points are somehow… not aligned here.

    Mr. Halbrook isn’t confused. A Covidiot, sure, but confused… nah, this is no different than trolls giving false information… “disinformation”… or gross incompetence of an elected official.

    I’ll let Mr. Halbrook choose.

  24. - Cadillac - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:59 pm:

    === - Rendezvous - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 7:34 pm:

    Kudos to the conservancy district for staying open like so many other local districts. Thankfully, they didn’t take the Governor’s lead.

    Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park on Rend Lake of course is closed to the public so the confusion is understandable. ===

    Very true, but that won’t be understood here. Same with Carlyle Lake.

  25. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 8:04 pm:

    === that won’t be understood here===

    … that Mr. Halbrook is a sadly pathetic for not grasping truth, or a pandering Trumpkin, knowing it was open and bent over sideways to make a point no matter the truth.

    I’ll let you choose that one, lol

  26. - Cadillac - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 8:06 pm:

    See, I told ya. Fishing was good today, BTW.

  27. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 8:09 pm:

    Aw - Cadillac -, I know you crave my attention, living rent free in you head, I’ve learned lots…

    Plus, again, fishing for my acknowledgement, bud, aim higher.


  28. - JS Mill - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 9:00 pm:

    @Cadillac, Florida Governor DeSantis sends his regards. Ask him about the Florida infection rate thanks to his inaction and fealty to Trump.

  29. - Cadillac - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 9:55 pm:

    === - JS Mill - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 9:00 pm:

    @Cadillac, Florida Governor DeSantis sends his regards. Ask him about the Florida infection rate thanks to his inaction and fealty to Trump. ===

    Considering Florida’s median age, they are doing far better statistically than Illinois, but we’ll see. Hope you aren’t rooting against other states.

  30. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 9:58 pm:

    - Cadillac -

    Stay well. Stay inside. This stuff out there is serious.

    Trust doctors not Covidiots.

    === Hope you aren’t rooting against other states.===

    Hope you realize why Louisiana (Mardi Gras) is trending upward now, and still behind everyone.

    Florida just closed beaches.

    Hope is not a strategy, only Covidiots hope things won’t happen.

  31. - JS Mill - Monday, Apr 6, 20 @ 11:48 pm:

    @Cadillac- Of course you would try to turn my comment into rooting against other. That is you intellectual and maturity level.

    You are such a victim. Much like the Florida governors self inflicted disaster.

    “they are doing far better”. That has a familiar sound to it. Besides being false it has that trump flair for gross exaggeration and false narrative.

    Done feeding you.

  32. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Tuesday, Apr 7, 20 @ 7:21 am:

    Larry David says it best.

  33. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Apr 7, 20 @ 8:47 am:

    I totally agree with Rep Halbrook. The Trump admin has totally dropped the ball on social distancing while Illinois has excelled. Thank you Representative for recognizing the facts;)

  34. - Corn Desert - Tuesday, Apr 7, 20 @ 9:23 am:

    There is no reason for state park lakes to be closed, its a solitary activity that just might keep a few people sane.

  35. - Suburban Mom - Tuesday, Apr 7, 20 @ 11:49 am:

    Among the people on those flights are doctors and nurses being repositioned from less-hard-hit areas to New York City or Chicago, who are accepting temporary work in NYC for its “peak” and then will move to Chicago or another city for its “peak” and so on, going back home when they burn out, get sick, or the epidemic is over. I have several friends, especially in the southwest, who are doctors and nurses who are currently working in NYC and plan to go wherever capacity is needed next.

    The planes can’t only fly IN to NYC; they have to leave again so they can get more doctors and nurses.

  36. - Leatherneck - Tuesday, Apr 7, 20 @ 12:02 pm:

    There is no reason for state park lakes to be closed, its a solitary activity that just might keep a few people sane.


    I’m thinking the state park/lake closures are due to Staffing matters (probably some of the park workers are seen as non-essential at this time).

TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Question of the day
* 707 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 3.0 percent positivity rate
* State brings in $52 million in 6 months from cannabis sales
* Pritzker talks about reopening schools, bars and restaurants, what could prompt a tightening, bowling lawsuit, executive orders, traveler quarantine, the growing cases among young people and his graduated income tax spending
* Caption contest!
* It's only July, but Chicago vote by mail applications already break record
* Schools eye reopenings
* *** UPDATED x1 *** State swats down one lawsuit as two more are filed
* Everyone has their own priorities
* Lots of hopes pinned on new IDES director
* Open thread
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Fundraiser list
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today's edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...





Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller