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Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

* A pal of mine is on vacation this week…

Am I crazy or does the statue of Lincoln in Ottawa look like MJM?

The pic…

Have fun.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

45 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:02 pm:

    Somebody needs to put an apple in that hand.


  2. - Chatham Resident - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:03 pm:

    No, it’s just a statue of some guy named either Abraham Madigan or Michael Lincoln. I can’t remember which one.


  3. - Chatham Resident - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:04 pm:

    Look at that hole in his ear!


  4. - Ok - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:04 pm:

    An apple a day keeps the pigeons away.


  5. - NIU Grad - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:05 pm:

    Has anyone seen the statue and Madigan in the same room together?


  6. - Sayitaintso - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:06 pm:

    Only moments before, some crud swiped his 2007 IPhone. “Never Again” said he.


  7. - Ok - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:07 pm:

    The hair length does appear to be about the same as his post-covid hairdo in May.


  8. - Sayitaintso - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:08 pm:

    I don’t think it does look like Mike. This one has more animation in his face.


  9. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:09 pm:

    Four score and seven years ago, I was elected Speaker of the Illinois House.

    Now I am engaged in a great war with the federal government, testing whether those prosecutors, or any prosecutors so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their careers that those prosecutors might thrive. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.


  10. - Chatham Resident - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:09 pm:

    Saputo’s. Where Lincoln walked past at least once.


  11. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:09 pm:

    “I would remind Representative Costa-Howard, and all of the members of the Democratic caucus, that a House divided against itself cannot stand.”


  12. - Chatham Resident - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:10 pm:

    “Nine years from now, I’ll be four score and seven years old.


  13. - SIU - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:12 pm:

    Could well be him. He has his hand out waiting on the cash.


  14. - Touré's Latte - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:14 pm:

    Definitely him. No phone.


  15. - Art Graduate - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:17 pm:

    Rich, That was *chef’s kiss* quite good. Made me giggle on a crappy day.


  16. - Pundent - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:22 pm:

    I’m not suggesting a hand out but more of a hand up.


  17. - JB13 - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:30 pm:

    What has been seen cannot be unseen.


  18. - Way down yonder - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:31 pm:

    “Come hither before thou make me increase my majority on your posterior.”


  19. - SSL - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:33 pm:

    You’re not crazy.


  20. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:38 pm:

    “Come closer, JB, so that I may bless you, my son.”


  21. - Amalia - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:39 pm:

    anyone watch Penny Dreadful City of Angels? Is the Michael Madigan in the world the real one? or is it the statue? where is he stored?


  22. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:39 pm:

    I don’t know about the statue looking like MJM, but that’s definitely the suit he wore to high school graduation.


  23. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:44 pm:

    “Just when I was going to do a facepalm, a pigeon flew overhead and…”


  24. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:46 pm:

    Is that Stephen A. Douglas next to him or the 12 year-old JB Pritzker?


  25. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:50 pm:

    Looks close, but it is no Larry Bird tomato.


  26. - Drake Mallard - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 1:54 pm:

    Do we know if ComEd donated that statue?


  27. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:00 pm:

    “Madigan? I served with Mike in the House. He’d stand like this until a page bright him an apple…”


  28. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:01 pm:

    “A House divided, means more seats for me to control”


  29. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:06 pm:

    Well the statue has its hand out…just sayin


  30. - don the legend - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:34 pm:

    The GOP couldn’t even beat a statue.


  31. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:36 pm:

    Because…Lincoln!


  32. - Abbey - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:37 pm:

    If you have to ask…..


  33. - don the legend - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:39 pm:

    A different take on Jimmy Conway and Tommy:

    Looks like someone we know.
    Without the beard. It’s him.
    It’s him.


  34. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:39 pm:

    You are crazy
    And it does look a little like him.


  35. - The Magnificent Purple Walnut - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 2:58 pm:

    That statue has Don Mossi ears.


  36. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 3:19 pm:

    He’s… everywhere.


  37. - Club J - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 3:28 pm:

    Hey JB how do I send this selfie of us to Bailey and DeVore?


  38. - Gruntled University Employee - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 3:33 pm:

    Weren’t those two college roommates?


  39. - Jocko - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 3:52 pm:

    The palm should actually be facing down, so Democrat legislators could swear fealty.


  40. - Huh? - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 4:10 pm:

    “The palm should actually be facing down, so Democrat legislators could swear fealty.”

    He is gesturing the democratic legislators forward so they can genuflect and swear fealty.


  41. - anon - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 5:38 pm:

    Ubi est mea


  42. - walker - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 7:10 pm:

    “Give me your best shot.”


  43. - AAA1 - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 7:25 pm:

    According to legend, a young MJM once walked six miles out of his way to avoid paying back a three cent loan.


  44. - The Old Man - Tuesday, Aug 4, 20 @ 9:41 pm:

    Abe most probably would rather have his statue torn down than for his likeness to be compared to MJM. Let me see, it was Honest Abe and it is _____Mike1


  45. - Rich Hill - Wednesday, Aug 5, 20 @ 9:05 am:

    “Do I not destroy my enemies when I get their petitions thrown out?”


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