These losses are an example of a team that wins a Gov race with more money than they could ever need against a GOP opponent who had basically given up in a blue state and then that team thinks they are geniuses. There are a few top staffers who are just rude ironically in an office that says they don’t want any jerks working there. And like many Gov/Mayor offices, they are suffering from group think. They need some new people in the team. And a couple need to find the exit. JB is a genuinely good person in my opinion. Hopefully he gets a better team.
Bruce Rauner donating $250k to Ron DeSantis after his gated Florida Keys community was given exclusive access for the vaccine in January is a hilarious story. Gotta think this will come back to bite DeSantis should he run for President in 2024.
And how about driving directions like, “Well you take the blacktop 2 miles,turn left and then take the hardroad into town.”
- thisjustinagain - Thursday, Mar 4, 21 @ 9:24 am:
(paraphrasing a ‘Blazing Saddles’ scene): “…Not only was that post a fine example of authentic Illinois gibberish…” :) I mean, maybe yes, maybe no, maybe. WHAT?? Spechen Sie Englisch. Or something.
As to Fan’s comments about JB and staff, for all the money JB brought with him, you’d think he’d hire some better staff. Not just Deputy Governors, but the lower-level staff that do most of the work. Maybe they’re overworked and just burned out already; it’s been a terrible time to be working for the Governor of a broke state. The state of JB’s staff has led to some tremendous gaffes and failures.
===“midwest” language? Here in Illinois we go from “youse guys” up north to “all y’all” down south ===
While very accurate, I do not believe this adequately describes the extent to which we can find linguistic traits associated with Appalachia in Southern Illinois.
I am not a native “y’all” user, but after studying several different languages I was convinced of it’s appropriateness for use for making the purpose of the language clear. Knowing about “Y’all” will not adequately prepare someone for what they can find in the Southern 20.
The Soda/Pop dividing line on that map between Sangamon and Macon County is surprisingly accurate. Although I don’t really agree with the pop designation South and East of there. Decatur seems like a Pop island in Soda heavy Central Illinois.
- Essential State Employee - Thursday, Mar 4, 21 @ 10:23 am:
=The Soda/Pop dividing line on that map between Sangamon and Macon County is surprisingly accurate. Although I don’t really agree with the pop designation South and East of there. Decatur seems like a Pop island in Soda heavy Central Illinois.=\
And growing up in that area, I disagree with the Huffington Post’s inclusion of Peoria County as a “soda” county (Plus extending it up to Stark and Bureau).
Unless in the city of Peoria “soda” is more common but you hear “pop” in rural Peoria County. I grew up near there and with family in rural Peoria County and all I heard there was “pop.”
I grew up in central IL (Mattoon). I to this day refer to soda pop. When I went to college in Chicago I referred to that meal eaten in the evening as supper. Between my ESL friends (one Korean, one Mexican), we were never really sure which meal we were on our way to consume. One of them always confused breakfast and lunch and the other seemed to have a random meal description generator meanwhile I would insist on dinner at noon and supper at 6. Regardless of the meal the food was seldom good. (school cafeteria)But the companionship more than made up for it.
Sticking with Midwest language (possibly Chicago dialect) I have two contributions.
Fronch room - an unused room of the house that has furniture covered in clear vinyl.
Ruf - the top of the house where Frisbees (and the occasional ball) get stuck.
- Original Rambler - Thursday, Mar 4, 21 @ 12:15 pm:
That’s my spouse!
Glad to hear that about Coca Cola (like Warren Buffett I have a soft spot for Cherry Coke) but I tend to buy RC when I can. I do that even though I do not believe there is a connection to Chicago anymore.
===Gov’s staff has fumbled repeatedly. Inexperience.===
This isn’t a fair criticism because it’s not an issue of inexperienced people being involved. It’s more likely to be a case of recognizing the dichotomy between running and winning political campaigns and administrating a state government combined with the dichotomy between running a private sector business (of any size) and administrating a state government.
I can be hard to adjust to the idea that not everyone who works for the state or works in senior management at an agency is on the same team, or even is a team player.