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Friday, Sep 17, 2021

* This man regularly emails state legislators, but today’s is particularly relevant considering the horrible news out of Taylorville

…Adding… Rep. Jonathan Carroll received the email as well…

I guess we all have our own definition of what constitutes a hero. I would suggest that the front-line workers and medical professionals who continue to get overrun by those who deny the science of vaccines and masks are much bigger heroes than those seeking headlines arguing with smart people.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

21 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:10 pm:

    And I was ready to nominate Chris Miller as today’s Worst Person in Illinois, but a new challenger has emerged.


  2. - PublicServant - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:13 pm:

    Delete and block. Done.


  3. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:14 pm:

    Only the very worst people exploit medical ignorance for personal gain…T. G. Devore appears chief among them.


  4. - Dysfunction Junction - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:18 pm:

    “Lead for the People”? So now he wants to get into drinking water distribution too?


  5. - irony is fun - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:22 pm:

    Thomas DeVore is the COVID version of an ambulance chaser.


  6. - Pundent - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:22 pm:

    I think he meant “all that he is allowing us to do to our children.” But under normal circumstances child endangerment would not be something to be celebrated.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:24 pm:

    What’s worrisome is the ridiculous misinformation and disinformation now has this idea to honor the best purveyors.

    It’s insulting.


  8. - Back to the Future - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:31 pm:

    Going with what OW wrote.


  9. - TheInvisibleMan - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:31 pm:

    At this point, I’m just sitting back and waiting for the estate sale schedules.


  10. - Earnest - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:33 pm:

    I agree. If we ever do a holiday for COVID we don’t need it to be about remembrance or even the heroes. We need to remember the harm and destruction caused by dishonest and unscrupulous people and over-sized and powerful social media corporations.


  11. - Chito - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:34 pm:

    “Today is the 16th day my children are being denied their right to public education…”


  12. - Rudy’s teeth - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:37 pm:

    Here’s a suggestion…honor Tommy DeVore on Halloween. It’s a day to celebrate tricksters and ghouls.


  13. - Rich Miller - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:38 pm:

    ===“Today is the 16th day my children are being denied their right to public education…” ===

    I see somebody here is on the list. lol


  14. - Silent Budgeteer - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:52 pm:

    He somehow got a list of staff e-mails from the State Board of Education and has been e-mailing them daily. The problem is, the folks he’s sending the e-mails to have nothing to do with the issue; they are the folks that make sure funds are disbursed to school districts.


  15. - Veggieh8 - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:54 pm:

    @Silent Budgeteer

    I’m guessing he got it from facebook. There is a “high school sports” facebook group on there that is big in the antivax/antimask stuff and the admin there loves to post emails he finds for stuff like that.


  16. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 3:57 pm:

    “Thomas Devore is a real-life American hero…” No. Behind the tats and muscles lies a sad, insecure little man. He’s getting his 15 minutes of adoration at a very steep price. I hope it helps him sleep.


  17. - Rich Miller - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 4:03 pm:

    === He’s getting his 15 minutes of adoration===

    It’ll be a lot longer if it gets him an appellate court seat.


  18. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 4:05 pm:

    ===It’ll be a lot longer if it gets him an appellate court seat.===

    Heaven forbid.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 4:09 pm:

    ===Heaven forbid.===

    Can’t beat someone with no one…

    It’ll be an interesting race to watch


  20. - DuPage Saint - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 4:25 pm:

    Well I guess if Devore gets on the appellate court it will keep the Supreme Court busy


  21. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 4:32 pm:

    Too much for today (and the week); it’s sad and frustrating. I need a bit of a break. Most of the folks here give me hope, but the news about people like Bailey, DeVore, and Rabine…not so much.

    Time to log off the blog (and the social media sites), put on the Grateful Dead Radio stream, make a batch of fresh salsa from the garden, and then, mix up a margarita to chase the chips, salsa, and edible. See y’all next week.


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