I’m not crazy about the rain, but at least it’s not a gully washer. Happy Friday, everyone.
- NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Friday, Oct 29, 21 @ 9:14 am:
Quite a story yesterday in the Illinois Times by Scott Reeder, written in light of the Alec Baldwin ordeal and tragedy. Mentions that as a 12-year old in 1912, Adlai II accidentally shot a girl to death while at a party. Wow.
In a holding pattern waiting for the next DeVore Facebook Live. He’s already laid the groundwork that SB1169 was a huge loss for the Governor. He has many of his followers asking what’s next including one of Springfield 186 teachers.
He showed them a picture of boxes of the lawsuit all printed out. He has to keep these folks fired up. Because if they start losing faith his popularity will go right out the window.
- Frumpy White Guy - Friday, Oct 29, 21 @ 9:31 am:
Casten and his toxic masculinity almost cost him his seat. Sad that another white male Democrat stands in the way of meaningful progress in the battle against sexism and racism. Message to white male Democrats please show your true commitment to equality and step aside for those who have suffered at the hands of white men,
=== Sad that another white male Democrat stands in the way of meaningful progress in the battle against sexism and racism. ===
The eight Democratic women, Black Americans, Latino American and Asian American Illinois Congressmen don’t seem too broken up about it.
I’m just saying, if Robin Kelly, Jan Schakowsky or Nancy Pelosi were calling for the legislature to carve out a safe Democratic seat for Marie Newman with with not too many minorities, not too many Conservative Democrats, and not too many Moderate Democrats where she would t have to campaign or raise money…I missed that story.
Today is First Responders Day. Take a few minutes and thank the First Responders in your area. They are vital no matter where you live, but in rural areas that depend on Volunteers, please show your apppreciation. Finding Volunteers is very difficult these days and keeping the ones we have is very important. Please show your Thanks and Appreciation to those in your Community
Bell Bowl Prairie at the Rockford airport has been saved from destruction for now. Hopefully they go with an alternative design that saves this site and showcases it.
- Now I'm down in it. - Friday, Oct 29, 21 @ 11:48 am:
I am looking forward to giving candy out to the kids on Sunday. We’re proud to be the neighbors with the full-size candy bars. We’re considering a more elaborate setup this year, depending upon the weather.
- NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Friday, Oct 29, 21 @ 12:19 pm:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day in October. Basically what Halloween has turned into especially at the bars and among liquor distributors.
=Take a few minutes and thank the first responders in your area.=
Only if they’re vaccinated.
- NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Friday, Oct 29, 21 @ 12:53 pm:
How likely could it be that last Sunday’s game could be the start of at least an 11-game losing streak for the Bears? I honestly see that happening. Since it’s unlikely they’ll win against the Niners Sunday. The only chance I think the Bears have for a win the rest of the season may be at the Lions on Thanksgiving, but that seems shaky at best.
As a former First Responder, I salute all those active in their choosen field(s). When others are running away from danger, they are running into it. They stand ready on nights, weekends, and holidays. They often donate their very lives and take risks others can’t or won’t. Yes, Virginia, there are still heroes, and First Responders are some of them.