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Thursday, May 6, 2021

* Not sure he’s the best messenger for the intended, um, target audience…


Meanwhile, the offer isn’t even on the complex’s Facebook page.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

28 Comments
  1. - 1st Ward - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:05 am:

    That’s one way to go about it. Can’t fault him for trying. There’s also been an ammo shortage so might not be a bad attempt. I’m curious what the conspiracy theorists will come up with on this one.


  2. - Hot Taeks - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:06 am:

    Well it’s worth a shot…


  3. - Nick - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:12 am:

    Regardless we should be doing more stuff like this


  4. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:13 am:

    The governor maybe should sweeten the deal and offer “Pritzker S*cks” and “stop the steal”/Trump signs.

    Many people unfortunately may be out of reach (but we should absolutely still try to help them), and maybe it’s better to focus more effort on the “gettable.”


  5. - Anon E Moose - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:21 am:

    It’s a novel way to reach a new audience


  6. - JS Mill - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:22 am:

    It might get some. When it comes to principles the GQP has demonstrated theirs are for sale.


  7. - Candy Dogood - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:23 am:

    The impression that I was left with is that the DNR site specific Facebook accounts are not managed by the agency at large but by individual managers responsible for the sites. Failing to put something like this on their Facebook page could be an expression of someone at a lower level of the administration specifically not liking the Governor. If you follow many state park pages this lack of central or even professional management is why some of those pages are all over the place and occasionally host content that might be an inappropriate use of state resources suggesting that they pages are also not centrally monitored.

    So it not being advertised on the complex’s Facebook page may be suggestive of a structural issue at the agency caused by not firing enough appointees and filling those positions with qualified people that actually support the Governor’s positions. Either way, it might be a good idea for someone to publicly ask the DNR who is responsible for their park specific Facebook accounts and maybe ask for a copy of the social media policy they provide to those people.

    To the core of the post — this is a good promotion idea that also comes off as pandering to the point where I would worry this could be mistaken for trolling.

    Where is the incentives for other people — or is someone creating promotions based solely off of their stereotypes? What are the other public incentives they’re planning on rolling out?


  8. - Homebody - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:28 am:

    === Failing to put something like this on their Facebook page could be an expression of someone at a lower level of the administration specifically not liking the Governor. If you follow many state park pages this lack of central or even professional management is why some of those pages are all over the place and occasionally host content that might be an inappropriate use of state resources suggesting that they pages are also not centrally monitored. ===

    “Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.” I suspect your latter explanation (lack of professional management and organization) is far more likely than an individual manager making a political stand.


  9. - SouthSide Markie - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:29 am:

    I’ll stick with the sweeter deal of getting a free Krispy Kreme donut every day for the rest of the year. Although, by then, my immunity from Covid will mean nothing compared to my harden arteries.


  10. - Yep - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:41 am:

    Read the fine print; 100 targets not 100 rounds, big difference, good luck finding a 100 rounds.


  11. - fs - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:46 am:

    == Read the fine print; 100 targets not 100 rounds, big difference, good luck finding a 100 rounds.==

    Ammo for shots, now *that* would get people to line up. Can’t shoot at targets without something to shoot.

    Tough to get ammo, though, when it’s in such short supply, and even when you do find it they won’t give it to you because the State is taking up to a year to send renewals out for expired foid cards.


  12. - Hyrum Powell - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:51 am:

    It got me.


  13. - DownSouth - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:52 am:

    Candy Dogood - you just saved me having to explain some of the very real issues with communication and what does and doesn’t get disseminated by DNR.
    The hyper local reaction to this “incentive” has been horrible. (I’m a mere 6 miles from WSRC)

    I honestly don’t anticipate that it’s going to garner a whole lot of support. Most in my neck of the woods are opining that it’s pandering on the part of the Gov.

    And I have asked, repeatedly as a matter of fact, about the Facebook accounts and get no real answers. Best as I have learned - it’s individual site staff that are willing to take it on. So, some sites have good social media, some have none. Quite frustrating. Especially compared to neighbor MO and the robust communications departments that their natural resources related agencies have. ~ sigh~


  14. - Henry Francis - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:53 am:

    How about if you get the shot, JB will donate $100 to “Bailey for Governor” in your name? Bring a friend and he’ll double the donation.


  15. - Bruce( no not him) - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:54 am:

    —Read the fine print; 100 targets not 100 rounds, big difference, good luck finding a 100 rounds.—
    I can’t speak for all shooters, but most of the people that will shoot at Sparta probably have hundreds (if not thousands) of rounds at home.


  16. - Candy Dogood - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:55 am:

    ===“Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.”===

    Why not both?


  17. - Levois J - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 10:59 am:

    Alright! The Governor is pro-gun as long as you’re vaccinated… :)


  18. - SouthSide Markie - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 11:13 am:

    Candy Dogood, love your idea of attributing the whole thing to the combined concept of “malicious stupidity“. In fact, I love the idea of attributing a great deal of what happens in Springfield to that concept.


  19. - Anon - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 11:25 am:

    Why does it look like the guy in the picture is pointing toward the Gov’t avatar?


  20. - Hmmm - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 11:28 am:

    I know people who’ve gotten vaccinated only because they wanted to go on Spring Break. I don’t care how dumb it is, if it gets people vaccinated, we should try it.


  21. - Annonin' - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 11:32 am:

    Free stuff…..IL residents — be they whack jobs or normal — always want free stuff. Lottery tickets, burgers, maybe 50% off a semester…. pick something …meanwhile 100 clay pigeons seems very attractive.


  22. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 11:32 am:

    If we don’t get the numbers up, pretty soon we’re going to see Soros-mobiles and guerrilla vaxing—oops sorry, I spoke too soon.


  23. - DuPage Dem - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 11:59 am:

    I say throw everything at the wall so I love this idea. JB makes sure vaccines are available everywhere, has to reassure people scared by GOPers screaming about vaccine passports (!!), and answer questions about what he personally is doing to convince more people to get vaccinated. Less complaining and more personal responsibility from everyone involved would be great.


  24. - Candy Dogood - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 12:20 pm:

    === the whole thing to the combined concept of “malicious stupidity“. ===

    We reap what we sow and we’ve never done a great job of addressing the impact of the Thompson administration’s illegal hiring scheme and the impact that has had on our state’s organizational cultures going forward. Like many things we like to pretend it would go away.


  25. - thechampaignlife - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 1:15 pm:

    Offer a $100 mini-stimulus check and I guarantee we will reach herd immunity.


  26. - Skeptic - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 1:39 pm:

    Or maybe 100 Jello shots.


  27. - Sir Reel - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 2:18 pm:

    At least something is happening at th$100 million boondoggle.


  28. - Mason born - Thursday, May 6, 21 @ 4:56 pm:

    The missing ammo does put a damper on the 100 clays, yes there are people that still have a stockpile but that doesn’t necessarily mean want to spend a 100 rnds on clays. I wonder if Olin, who has a plant over by Hartford would be willing to pay some of their state tax bill in shells. Make it a 100 targets and shells that’s a much better offer. Give them the shells on the firing line if we must.


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