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2013-01-29 07:35:58 PM
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/Miss me yet?
 
2013-01-29 07:41:39 PM
Haha, you assholes who laughed that I was moving to CA. Oh, the lectures how CA was worse.

Go and boil your bottoms!
 
2013-01-29 07:49:38 PM
I havent seen this kind of creativity in Fark headlines since 2003.

Good farking job, everyone. Lets keep it up.

/Love the headline
 
2013-01-29 07:53:42 PM
Does that actually make sense? Aren't the Cubs the breadwinners? Or is this an Obama joke?
 
2013-01-29 08:06:43 PM

jaylectricity: Does that actually make sense? Aren't the Cubs the breadwinners? Or is this an Obama joke?


Just because the President calls Illinois home does not necessarily mean that any joke about said state is automatically about Obama
 
2013-01-29 08:30:50 PM
Looks like my refusal to purchase anything from that shiathole worked. "Patting myself on the back."
 
2013-01-29 08:55:12 PM

cman: jaylectricity: Does that actually make sense? Aren't the Cubs the breadwinners? Or is this an Obama joke?

Just because the President calls Illinois home does not necessarily mean that any joke about said state is automatically about Obama


I know that, but I don't expect everybody to.
 
2013-01-29 09:37:57 PM

jaylectricity: Does that actually make sense? Aren't the Cubs the breadwinners? Or is this an Obama joke?


Sometimes a joke about a team sucking can just be a joke about a team sucking.

/Cubs fan
 
2013-01-29 10:03:04 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Looks like my refusal to purchase anything from that shiathole worked. "Patting myself on the back."


What were you going to buy from the State of Illinois? Prairie Republicans and despair?
 
2013-01-29 10:07:58 PM
Apropos of nothing, but I live in (downstate) Illinois and am going to do everything I can to move by the end of the year. Rather tired of the endless parade of incompetence in state government, and the fact that Chicago may as well be a brain parasite that controls everything that happens to the rest of us.
 
2013-01-29 10:10:10 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^

See? Despair.
 
2013-01-29 10:15:26 PM
847 represent
 
2013-01-29 10:16:52 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^

See? Despair.
 
2013-01-29 10:17:16 PM
Suddenly my decision to relocate from the Chicago land area is appearing almost prescient. And it looks like I will be out of here before the next round of State income tax hikes. (You know they are coming)
 
2013-01-29 10:22:49 PM

man metaphysical: 847 represent


Ugh, really? Why not just drive around a BMW with the license plate "FIB4LFE"? I would never want to admit to being from the north suburbs, it's more one of those "yeah, I know we're rich as fark and look down on the rest of the world but I try to hide it" things.

/312 baby
 
2013-01-29 10:27:06 PM

Shaggy_C: man metaphysical: 847 represent

Ugh, really? Why not just drive around a BMW with the license plate "FIB4LFE"? I would never want to admit to being from the north suburbs, it's more one of those "yeah, I know we're rich as fark and look down on the rest of the world but I try to hide it" things.

/312 baby


Don't worry...Hollywood holds both of you in the same regard.
 
2013-01-29 10:33:02 PM

jaylectricity: Don't worry...Hollywood holds both of you in the same regard.


A source for their next batch of SNL talent?
 
2013-01-29 10:51:38 PM

Shaggy_C: jaylectricity: Don't worry...Hollywood holds both of you in the same regard.

A source for their next batch of SNL talent?


SNL is filmed in New York City. I mean, sure...some of the guest hosts live in the LA area, but I'm not sure what Hollywood to do with SNL.
 
2013-01-29 11:00:20 PM

jaylectricity: SNL is filmed in New York City. I mean, sure...some of the guest hosts live in the LA area, but I'm not sure what Hollywood to do with SNL.


Hollywood makes two kinds of movies, really: remakes of ideas from years ago and slapstick comedies. The talent for the latter comes out of SNL, whose cast has been disproportionately represented by Chicago-based actors.

But, to your point, the directors live in LA and the producers live in NYC, so almost every movie you see made uses one of those two settings. Much easier to sell a moneybags New Yorker on a film about New York than to get them to think outside of the box. Same goes for LA-based films, though a lot of that just has to do with infrastructure and the fact you don't have to transport a production team around the country.
 
2013-01-29 11:03:28 PM
To your point, you have one...I was just trying to make a joke.
 
2013-01-29 11:27:02 PM
I reacted to headline with a hearty LOL.

+1, submitterinator
 
2013-01-29 11:31:50 PM
Illinois was raising taxes and doing nothing to cut spending while the winners at FARK were verbally killing Wisconsin's Walker last year.

Guess who has their budget in order and running a surplus this year?
 
2013-01-29 11:36:00 PM
This state is a farking embarassment... can't wait to get out of this hellhole for good.
 
2013-01-30 12:34:27 AM

Janusdog: Haha, you assholes who laughed that I was moving to CA. Oh, the lectures how CA was worse.

Go and boil your bottoms!


Looking to re-locate the family there this next month so we're closer to my extended family.

While there are a number of things I'll miss, this bullcrap, snowless winter is further proof it's time to cut ties.
 
2013-01-30 12:57:56 AM
But but the tax hike was going to save us... no spending cuts are never an option.

If it wasnt for so much anchoring me in IL I would be Indiana bound.
 
2013-01-30 02:37:31 AM
Illinois: A gun-free liberal utopia chalk full of highly educated Democrat constituents that only vote the smartest, most progressive leaders into power
 
2013-01-30 02:40:47 AM

Strolpol: Apropos of nothing, but I live in (downstate) Illinois and am going to do everything I can to move by the end of the year. Rather tired of the endless parade of incompetence in state government, and the fact that Chicago may as well be a brain parasite that controls everything that happens to the rest of us.


This is a microcosm of what the US is becoming: a state run by the cities.
 
2013-01-30 04:17:56 AM
I cannot wait to move. I am so close to the border just need to start looking for houses.
 
2013-01-30 04:47:51 AM
not surehow i ended up here in this theread. so much win nin in hedline.d
wooohojoooooooo
 
2013-01-30 05:06:21 AM
yet we still keep electing the same democrats lawmakers from the same party to office, KNOWING they are incompetent and corrupt.

/ headline of the my entire fark existence.
 
2013-01-30 05:31:43 AM

I sound fat: yet we still keep electing the same democrats lawmakers from the same party to office, KNOWING they are incompetent and corrupt.

/ headline of the my entire fark existence.


U sound fat

/ just saying
 
2013-01-30 06:59:55 AM

soze: jehovahs witness protection: Looks like my refusal to purchase anything from that shiathole worked. "Patting myself on the back."

What were you going to buy from the State of Illinois? Prairie Republicans and despair?


You can buy a Democrat on every corner in Illinois.
 
2013-01-30 09:06:55 AM

shotglasss: soze: jehovahs witness protection: Looks like my refusal to purchase anything from that shiathole worked. "Patting myself on the back."

What were you going to buy from the State of Illinois? Prairie Republicans and despair?

You can buy a Democrat on every corner in Illinois.


I wouldn't recommend it though, like everything else in Illinois, you tend to get overcharged and underserved unless you buy in bulk.
 
2013-01-30 09:56:36 AM

fickenchucker: Illinois was raising taxes and doing nothing to cut spending while the winners at FARK were verbally killing Wisconsin's Walker last year.

Guess who has their budget in order and running a surplus this year?


False equivalency of your strawman not equalling causation. Besides, now that the unions are destroyed the state is just one festering hell hole anyway...i guess.
 
2013-01-30 10:38:40 AM

tjfly: Illinois: A gun-free liberal utopia chalk full of highly educated Democrat constituents that only vote the smartest, most progressive leaders into power


I believe you are thinking of the city of Chicago....because there are two Illinois in reality.
 
2013-01-30 11:49:41 AM

jaybeezey: fickenchucker: Illinois was raising taxes and doing nothing to cut spending while the winners at FARK were verbally killing Wisconsin's Walker last year.

Guess who has their budget in order and running a surplus this year?

False equivalency of your strawman not equalling causation. Besides, now that the unions are destroyed the state is just one festering hell hole anyway...i guess.


You know how I know you don't know what the term "false equivalency" means? It's the exact same set of issues that had Wisconsin's books out of whack.

And Wisconsin is far from a hellhole more than any other state. Or did Texas get rid of all their troublesome gang members, good ol' boys/hillbillys, and corrupt politicians when I wasn't looking?

/The weather isn't as nice as the South, but we all know that....
 
2013-01-30 12:09:41 PM

cman: jaylectricity: Does that actually make sense? Aren't the Cubs the breadwinners? Or is this an Obama joke?

Just because the President calls Illinois home does not necessarily mean that any joke about said state is automatically about Obama


Yes it does. And since mocking Illinois equates to mocking Obama, that makes you racist.

You racist.
 
2013-01-30 12:48:07 PM
I am just here to congratulate subby on the headline.
 
2013-01-30 02:16:29 PM

tjfly: Strolpol: Apropos of nothing, but I live in (downstate) Illinois and am going to do everything I can to move by the end of the year. Rather tired of the endless parade of incompetence in state government, and the fact that Chicago may as well be a brain parasite that controls everything that happens to the rest of us.

This is a microcosm of what the US is becoming: a state run by the cities.


You mean those places where the people are? Gasp! This country would be much better off governed by anti-social hillbillies.
 
2013-01-30 09:44:00 PM

fickenchucker: Illinois was raising taxes and doing nothing to cut spending while the winners at FARK were verbally killing Wisconsin's Walker last year.

Guess who has their budget in order and running a surplus this year?


Not exactly a fair comparison.  Wisconsin's pension system was over 95% funded before Walker ever took office.

Also, Wisconsin budgets are generally quite odd given the accounting methods the state government uses.  It is, generally speaking, fair to compare one year's budget to another, but comparing it to other states is definitely apples-to-oranges.  This Politifact actually does a pretty good job of explaining it if you're interested.
 
2013-01-30 11:35:47 PM

CmndrFish: fickenchucker: Illinois was raising taxes and doing nothing to cut spending while the winners at FARK were verbally killing Wisconsin's Walker last year.

Guess who has their budget in order and running a surplus this year?

Not exactly a fair comparison.  Wisconsin's pension system was over 95% funded before Walker ever took office.

Also, Wisconsin budgets are generally quite odd given the accounting methods the state government uses.  It is, generally speaking, fair to compare one year's budget to another, but comparing it to other states is definitely apples-to-oranges.  This Politifact actually does a pretty good job of explaining it if you're interested.


Point taken.  I'll admit politicians stretch the facts to fit their stories.  Although I adamantly posit that our last Democratic governor, Doyle, and the current Democratic leaders of Illinois have a wonderful knack of jacking up budgets and not even trying to be fiscally responsible.
 
2013-01-31 01:15:27 AM
Nicely done, subby!! I lol'd.
 
2013-01-31 02:24:32 AM
Actual team values:

Cubbies: worth $879 million
Sox: $600 million
 
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