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(ABC Local)   Illinois swears in new state legislature. Oddly, three of the members are facing criminal charges. Even more staggeringly unlikely is that all three are Democrats. What'll really have you dropping your coffee mug is that they're all from Chicago   (abclocal.go.com ) divider line
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2013-01-10 09:39:28 AM  
I think that says more about who the GOP had run against them and lose.....either that or it is another case where gerrymandering has gotten out of control.
 
2013-01-10 09:39:58 AM  
That's what you get for electing politicians and not community organizers.
 
2013-01-10 09:41:40 AM  
The Aristocrats.
 
2013-01-10 09:41:45 AM  
Only three?
 
2013-01-10 09:42:37 AM  

Andy Andy: Only three?


This
 
2013-01-10 09:45:26 AM  
It's Chicago. Isn't that a job requirement?
 
2013-01-10 09:51:07 AM  
Kind of like you know when a child has been raped that it's a republican or a religious leader that's responsible?
 
2013-01-10 09:52:02 AM  
You could be a necrophiliac pedophile rapist, but if you run as a democrat against a republican, you will win in Chicago.
 
2013-01-10 10:03:26 AM  
Trotter, a veteran lawmaker, was arrested when airport security workers found a gun in his bag.

He was simply bringing a gun to a knife flight. It's the Chicago way.
 
2013-01-10 10:03:44 AM  
How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?
 
2013-01-10 10:04:19 AM  
Just don't dare point out that they're all black.
 
2013-01-10 10:08:17 AM  
Ok, if they are found guilty, put them in jail. (Pause for conservatrolls who can't believe a lib would defend the rule of law over their notions of tribalism.)

But.... that being said... at least they aren't trying to legislate my cock.
 
2013-01-10 10:22:31 AM  

Citrate1007: I think that says more about who the GOP had run against them and lose.....either that or it is another case where gerrymandering has gotten out of control.


Not so much gerrymandering, but machine politics. Loyalty to the organization means more than being a good candidate. It doesn't matter how qualified you are, if the machine backs you, you have a very good chance of winning. Politicians need to get a little dirty to advance within the organization, and thus are rewarded with higher offices for their loyalty to the organization. Gerrymandering just helps solidify your turf.
 
2013-01-10 10:22:33 AM  
Chicagoland
 
2013-01-10 10:29:49 AM  

max_pooper: How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?


How stupid are democrat voters if they would rather vote for corruption than an oppossing party?
 
2013-01-10 10:31:34 AM  

coeyagi: Ok, if they are found guilty, put them in jail. (Pause for conservatrolls who can't believe a lib would defend the rule of law over their notions of tribalism.)

But.... that being said... at least they aren't trying to legislate my cock.


Chicago democrats leaving their house to go vote for criminals is an actual sign of tribalism... yet you project it on the gop. Ironic.
 
2013-01-10 10:31:49 AM  

MyRandomName: How stupid are democrat voters if they would rather vote for corruption than an oppossing party?


Hey now, we managed to send Governors from BOTH parties to the big house.

Two in a farking row.
 
2013-01-10 10:33:38 AM  

MyRandomName: max_pooper: How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?

How stupid are democrat voters if they would rather vote for corruption than an oppossing party?


How vile are Republicans that people would rather vote for criminals?
 
2013-01-10 10:33:58 AM  

max_pooper: How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?


Well you see, the Democratic party is more corrupt than the Republican party. Or at least their corruption is more effective.
 
2013-01-10 10:35:02 AM  

MyRandomName: max_pooper: How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?

How stupid are democrat voters if they would rather vote for corruption than an oppossing party?


What an oppossing party might look like.

www.sciencephoto.com
Also, that OPPOSING party is f*cking evil. They want to legislate your dick / vagina / womb... they want to tell you who to f*cking worship. They could give a f*ck about your rights as a worker. They f*cking stink, I hate em. -Dave Chappelle (double letters in his name correct usage).
 
2013-01-10 10:36:26 AM  

MyRandomName: coeyagi: Ok, if they are found guilty, put them in jail. (Pause for conservatrolls who can't believe a lib would defend the rule of law over their notions of tribalism.)

But.... that being said... at least they aren't trying to legislate my cock.

Chicago democrats leaving their house to go vote for criminals is an actual sign of tribalism... yet you project it on the gop. Ironic.


It's also not indicative of the rest of the party, but thanks for projecting it as such.
 
2013-01-10 10:36:45 AM  

A Dark Evil Omen: MyRandomName: max_pooper: How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?

How stupid are democrat voters if they would rather vote for corruption than an oppossing party?

How vile are Republicans that people would rather vote for criminals?


I know surprisingly little about the local republican party, but I do know that voters in this city (Chicago) are pants on head retarded.
 
2013-01-10 10:45:32 AM  
Constituency votes for retarded/corrupt Republican: God the voters in that state must be stupid partisans.

Constituency votes for retarded/corrupt Democrat: God the Republicans are so bad, these voters still prefer a retarded/corrupt Democrat.
 
2013-01-10 10:47:59 AM  
Typical.

I turned down a job in Chicago to stay in Milwaukee. Our city legislators aren't much better, but at least I have a short drive to my home in a conservative neighboring county.

Everything is a shorter drive, our lakefront is more accessible, we have everything you need to have a fun life, everything is less-expensive, and if we really need to go look at the Art Institute or Field Museum, it's only 90 minutes away.

Plus, we're super-close to outdoorsy vacations. Illinoyances can be tolerable when they're in the wild spending their money up here--not so much on their home turf.
 
2013-01-10 10:50:28 AM  

fickenchucker: Illinoyances can be tolerable when they're in the wild spending their money up here--not so much on their home turf.


As I drive by you doing 80 with my big ass bass boat behind me.
 
2013-01-10 10:56:29 AM  

fickenchucker: Plus, we're super-close to outdoorsy vacations. Illinoyances can be tolerable when they're in the wild spending their money up here--not so much on their home turf.


I'm more of a Michigan FIB.
 
2013-01-10 10:56:39 AM  

Frank N Stein: A Dark Evil Omen: MyRandomName: max_pooper: How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?

How stupid are democrat voters if they would rather vote for corruption than an oppossing party?

How vile are Republicans that people would rather vote for criminals?

I know surprisingly little about the local republican party, but I do know that voters in this city (Chicago) are pants on head retarded.


I have no doubt, but the voters of nearly any Republican since 2008 are pants-on-head retarded. Seriously, they're voting for f*cking theofacsists. They're voting for the same type of people that the god damn settlers of America were trying to flee.
 
2013-01-10 10:57:07 AM  

R.A.Danny: fickenchucker: Illinoyances can be tolerable when they're in the wild spending their money up here--not so much on their home turf.

As I drive by you doing 80 with my big ass bass boat behind me.


Aaaaand thank you for proving the point so quickly. You kindly flush out the cops while you enjoy our beautiful outdoors vacation spots, and type a douche-post from Chicago trying to big-time people who don't want to live in such a crowded city.

/It's almost impossible for douchiness to be severed from a Chicagoan.
//How are the playoffs going this year?
///GO PACKERS!
 
2013-01-10 11:00:21 AM  

coeyagi: I have no doubt, but the voters of nearly any Republican since 2008 are pants-on-head retarded. Seriously, they're voting for f*cking theofacsists.


Theofascist may be a strong word (is it even a word?), but I do agree that conservatives need to stop focusing so much on religion. Let the religious be religious, and let the politician politic.
 
2013-01-10 11:01:44 AM  

fickenchucker: Aaaaand thank you for proving the point so quickly. You kindly flush out the cops while you enjoy our beautiful outdoors vacation spots, and type a douche-post from Chicago trying to big-time people who don't want to live in such a crowded city.


As a Chicagoan, I agree somewhat.

fickenchucker: ///GO PACKERS!


Ok, fark you too buddy.
 
2013-01-10 11:03:20 AM  
Therefore Sarah Palin gets to fart on Rahm Emmanuel's tongue for 10-15 seconds
 
2013-01-10 11:05:02 AM  

Jackson Herring: Therefore Sarah Palin gets to fart on Rahm Emmanuel's tongue for 10-15 seconds


Thanks for your variation of a 2009 meme.
 
2013-01-10 11:10:44 AM  
This is all well and good to bash the Democrats, I guess.

Just remember that the last big name poster child for Illinois Republicans was Joe "I don't need to pay my child support payments" Walsh.

And one is under criminal charges for "trying to bring a gun onto a plane". I thought Republicans cheered wildly for people who fight those "gun free zones" that just creates mass shootings. I mean, there hasn't been a mass shooting on an airplane ever since criminals have known that Donne Trotter may be packing heat on flights, right?
 
2013-01-10 11:19:26 AM  

Frank N Stein: fickenchucker: ///GO PACKERS!

Ok, fark you too buddy.


One has to strike while the iron is hot. We'll probably suck in 10 years. What are the chances of getting three good quarterback in a row?
 
2013-01-10 11:21:03 AM  

fickenchucker: Frank N Stein: fickenchucker: ///GO PACKERS!

Ok, fark you too buddy.

One has to strike while the iron is hot. We'll probably suck in 10 years. What are the chances of getting three good quarterback in a row?


The Bears have had 23,879,354 bad ones in a row.

Yeah, I still love them.
 
2013-01-10 11:35:29 AM  
How to be an effective midwest state legislator:

1) Research what Illinois is doing.
2) Push for the opposite of that thing.
3) Enjoy the fruits of your wise policymaking.
 
2013-01-10 12:50:38 PM  

max_pooper: How awful is the GOP if the people of Illinois would rather elect a known criminal than a Republican?


I think it says a lot more about the people of Illinois than the GOP. Are these really the type of people you want voting for with you. I put them on the same level as those who vote for Marion Barry

Subby forgot to mention that shockingly all three are black.
 
2013-01-10 12:53:58 PM  

hasty ambush: Subby forgot to mention that shockingly all three are black.


Black has nothing to do with it. There are plenty of scuzzy Democrats in every hue of the rainbow.

/Republicans, too. "Politician" is old Latin for "Bribe-taker"
 
2013-01-10 12:57:26 PM  

fickenchucker: Black has nothing to do with it. There are plenty of scuzzy Democrats in every hue of the rainbow.


Black has everything to do with their getting elected.
 
2013-01-10 01:02:12 PM  

fickenchucker: hasty ambush: Subby forgot to mention that shockingly all three are black.

Black has nothing to do with it. There are plenty of scuzzy Democrats in every hue of the rainbow.

/Republicans, too. "Politician" is old Latin for "Bribe-taker"


True enough but what percentage of the Illinois Legislature is black and of that how many are facing criminal prosecutions vs perceatge white/brown and same numbers. I am saying it is an inner city cultural thing. The welfare check is more important than honest government because an honest government just might mean less welfare.
 
2013-01-10 01:06:06 PM  
If you took the corruption out of Chicago, the freakin' river would stop flowing.
 
2013-01-10 01:10:19 PM  
As far as I know, there's no restriction against being a criminal to hold elected office. You could be a convicted murderer and be a senator, etc.
 
2013-01-10 01:20:20 PM  

cgraves67: You could be a necrophiliac pedophile rapist, but if you run as a democrat against a republican, you will win in Chicago


Derrick Smith had no Republican challenger. Another Democrat ran as an independent against him, but they did a really poor job of getting his name out there.
 
2013-01-10 01:22:55 PM  

Jackson Herring: Therefore Sarah Palin gets to fart on Rahm Emmanuel's tongue for 10-15 seconds

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-10 01:27:05 PM  

hasty ambush: I am saying it is an inner city cultural thing. The welfare check is more important than honest government because an honest government just might mean less welfare.


Then say it that way. Being black doesn't equal criminal.

The inner-city mentality, which cuts across all races, does increase the likelihood of criminality, though.
 
2013-01-10 01:40:47 PM  

fickenchucker: hasty ambush: I am saying it is an inner city cultural thing. The welfare check is more important than honest government because an honest government just might mean less welfare.

Then say it that way. Being black doesn't equal criminal.

The inner-city mentality, which cuts across all races, does increase the likelihood of criminality, though.


Fair enough

americasbrave.last-memories.com
 
2013-01-10 01:43:20 PM  

another cultural observer: How to be an effective midwest state legislator:

1) Research what Illinois is doing.
2) Push for the opposite of that thing.
3) Enjoy the fruits of your wise policymaking.


Those "fruits" of "wise policymaking" gave us the anti-worker governors headlined by Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Rick Snyder. Anyone who thinks this is "wise policymaking" has never met anyone with an IQ above 90, especially not in a mirror.
 
2013-01-10 02:15:41 PM  
Illinois is just plain farked. We are the last state in the union to get concealed carry. Big deal right, someones always going to be last. Except that we're nearly broke and still spending time and money fighting against the rights of our own people...with their own money. Sure would think prosecuting the innocent would take a back seat to fixing the economy, but not here.
 
2013-01-10 02:20:28 PM  

IlGreven: another cultural observer: How to be an effective midwest state legislator:

1) Research what Illinois is doing.
2) Push for the opposite of that thing.
3) Enjoy the fruits of your wise policymaking.

Those "fruits" of "wise policymaking" gave us the anti-worker governors headlined by Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Rick Snyder. Anyone who thinks this is "wise policymaking" has never met anyone with an IQ above 90, especially not in a mirror.


Are you defending Illinois' governance, or just mad at Scott Walker?
 
2013-01-10 03:03:27 PM  
Oddly, that three are criminals. Yes, that is odd.
Staggeringly unlikley that they are all Dems? Nope, criminals tend to work together.
Dropping my coffe mug that they are all from Chicago? First off, I ain't dropping my coffee for nothing. But, no.
 
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