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* It’s Friday, it’s too hot in Springfield to go outside and my 1997 automobile’s air conditioning system can’t keep up with the heat so it appears I am trapped at home for now.

I need some entertainment.

Gov. Pat Quinn’s button says “Cheer up.” Umm…

* The Question: Caption?

posted by Rich Miller
Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:08 pm


  1. “Do as I say, not as I do.”

    Comment by phocion Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:11 pm

  2. “These are MY Crain Poll Numbers?”

    “Are you sure these quotes were from my ‘friends’?”

    “I don’t see Northwestern in my NCAA bracket … again”

    “It says, “Wish you were here, Rod’ …”

    Comment by Oswego Willy Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:11 pm

  3. “Speaker has yet to return my call, Rahm hasn’t returned my call, Cullerton asked me to call back … oh, Sheila say ‘hey’, that’s nice…”

    Comment by Oswego Willy Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:13 pm

  4. I could be roasting in Englewood with Rod.

    Comment by Anonymous Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:22 pm

  5. Geez, Rich, my ol’ timer automobile is equipped with “460″ air conditioning. Isn’t yours?

    You know — four windows down, sixty miles per hour?


    Comment by Anonymous Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:24 pm

  6. As he looked down at his button, he smiled a touch and remembered, at least he had is petty victory about speakers at a Special Olympics event to be happy about.

    Comment by OneMan Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:29 pm

  7. I thought I was judging a cheerleading competition.

    Comment by Uncle Leo Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:30 pm

  8. And I’m even wearing my lucky tie (sigh).

    Comment by Cindy Lou Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:30 pm

  9. “…(sigh) …Sox are off toinght….”

    “Tonight is one of my ‘Governor Mansion’ overnights … ”

    “Well, at least THIS appointee stepped down before being voted down, so …”

    “At least we get OPRF at Fenwick this year …”

    Comment by Oswego Willy Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:35 pm

  10. That’s the button from the new Blue Cheer dvd ‘UP’. PQ is a monster fan from way back.

    Comment by zatoichi Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:37 pm

  11. “One day I sat thinking, almost in despair; a hand fell on my shoulder and a voice said reassuringly; ‘Cheer up, things could be worse’ So I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse”

    Comment by ah HA Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:40 pm

  12. “Cheer up, the worst is yet to come”

    Comment by ah HA Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:41 pm

  13. “The beatings will continue until morale improves!”

    Comment by Stones Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:42 pm

  14. “Bill, phone bill, … junk mail … gas bill … ooh, a golf outing … Tom Cross’ Outing? … maybe I’ll go … nope, can’t …session day.”

    “according to these numbers, we haven’t fallen off the cliff and crashed, we just fell off the cliff … so that’s good.”

    “At least all the banks got downgraded too.”

    “Look at that, a Chairman …in the Governor’s Association … My peers think I’m kinda a big deal …”

    Comment by Oswego Willy Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:44 pm

  15. The 2014 campaign starts in 4 months

    Comment by titan Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:45 pm

  16. I wanted the button to say “It’s an Up Day” but that’s been trademarked by someone else.

    Comment by Wensicia Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:48 pm

  17. “Now turn your head and cough”…

    Comment by Mouthy Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:52 pm

  18. Always look on the bright side of life.

    Comment by amalia Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:54 pm

  19. Upside down this reads as “pu reehc” - which, in my hometown slang means “Schock stinks!”

    Comment by PublicServant Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:54 pm

  20. “Pat Quinn’s tactic to get consumers out of the doldrums and spend more money to improve the economy.”

    Comment by Grandson of Man Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:56 pm

  21. Gov Quinn puts this on when a tour group wearing a lot of Cub gear comes in to Springfield.

    Comment by 3rd Generation Chicago Native Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:57 pm

  22. I only have two more years left!!!!!

    Comment by Bob Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 12:58 pm

  23. “Remember, when Pat has his ‘Cheer Up’ button on, we need to have our ‘Happy Faces’ on during our briefing …”

    Comment by Oswego Willy Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:00 pm

  24. “If you say ‘5 Billion dollar debt’ with a smile, it takes the sting out of it.”

    Comment by Oswego Willy Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:03 pm

  25. “Just remember that the final scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian is a happy ending!”

    Comment by Boone Logan Square Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:04 pm

  26. Hey! You’ve still got a job, what do you need a pension for or insurance?

    Comment by Anon Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:05 pm

  27. It rained for about a half here today. I guess I’ll have to cut the grass again this summer.

    Comment by wordslinger Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:10 pm

  28. “I’m a glass 27% full kinda guy. There’s 627 days to the primary election. That’s 1,254 if we don’t sleep…

    Comment by Hyperbolic Chamber Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:17 pm

  29. Cheer up. Things could be worse; just wait.

    Comment by sal-says Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:33 pm

  30. ” . . . at least you don’t work for me.”

    Comment by Anonymice Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:38 pm

  31. I am so lonely….!

    Comment by Sunshine Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 1:54 pm

  32. “Cheer up state workers, I am not done with you all yet”

    Comment by Anon Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 2:02 pm

  33. “I knew getting McDonald’s for the second time today was a bad idea…”

    Comment by Boone's is Back Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 2:56 pm

  34. So I have how much free time by dodging Schock at events?

    Comment by A.B. Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:05 pm

  35. I’m going to the Ford plant to test drive a new Ford for the next 2 years.

    Comment by mokenavince Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:05 pm

  36. ‘Cheer up’, ‘you’ll get your raise’, ‘Rod is a man of integrity’….

    What do words mean really? Many people have said many words. Books are full of words. Maybe there are too many words. There are words in different languages. I once got a C in Spanish, those were some tough words to remember. Latin — that’s a language with a lot of words….

    Comment by Quizzical Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:06 pm

  37. What I really need is an “Easy” button, but “Cheer up” is all they had.

    Comment by 47th Ward Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:20 pm

  38. “You could be living in Greece”

    Comment by anon Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:29 pm

  39. “If you can read this button, things could be worse.”

    You could be blind, dead, or among the one in seven Southern Illinoisans who don’t graduate high school each year.

    Comment by Yellow Dog Democrat Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:39 pm

  40. “The tax rate is 7 and 3/4 in Wisconsin”

    Comment by Yellow Dog Democrat Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:41 pm

  41. Cheer Up, the Cubs have three homers and Maholm has a one hitter, so we have that going for us today, which is nice. And I haven’t given them any subsidies, yet.

    Comment by Jeff Trigg Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:44 pm

  42. “Cheer Up, Rich. Any day now, the all-new made in the Great State of Illinois by the great hard working people of Illinois, the Dodge Dart will be rolling into showrooms all across the Land of Lincoln. This warmed-over Fiat, excuse me innovative American design, will win the hearts of Illinoians nostalgic for the iconic Darts of the 1960’s.
    And air conditioning? I drove a Dart, flipped on the A/C and in a jiffy it was colder than Mike Madigan on the last night of session.”

    Comment by Arthur Andersen Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 3:46 pm

  43. So, I told them at the DGA this works sort of like a Jedi mind trick. I sure hope so…

    Comment by Amuzing Myself Friday, Jun 29, 12 @ 4:39 pm

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