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(Al Jazeera)   Set up a Twitter account making fun of the mayor of Peoria, Illinois? Yeah, enjoy having the cops show up at your workplace and haul you in for interrogation   (america.aljazeera.com) divider line 104
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2014-04-19 12:10:47 AM  
Well, this ought to generate some mature response, and by mature response, I mean hundreds of fake Peoria mayor web presences.
 
2014-04-19 12:13:13 AM  
Good thing I'm behind seven proxies
 
2014-04-19 12:14:06 AM  
I AM THE MAYOR OF PEORIA!
 
2014-04-19 12:14:13 AM  
I hope that clown that wears the Obama mask at the rodeo is aware that impersonating a public official is a crime.
 
2014-04-19 12:14:23 AM  
Sounds like a real pratt.
 
2014-04-19 12:16:59 AM  

fusillade762: I AM THE MAYOR OF PEORIA!


You can't be I am. (stern look)
 
2014-04-19 12:17:14 AM  
Wow, way to overreact there, Peoria.  It's not like Jim's the president or anything.  Geez.

Boy, I'd hate to live just outside of Peoria or know anyone who's from there or anything.
 
2014-04-19 12:17:26 AM  
The mayor of Peoria gave me pinkeye .
 
2014-04-19 12:17:48 AM  

stratagos: Good thing I'm behind seven proxies


Good things I'm behind seven Boxxy's!

/and, yes, I really wish I could literally be there
 
2014-04-19 12:18:08 AM  
There once was a mayor from Peoria....


/limerick time!
 
2014-04-19 12:18:20 AM  
I guess that act didn't play in Peoria.
 
2014-04-19 12:20:09 AM  

fusillade762: I AM THE MAYOR OF PEORIA!


i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-04-19 12:20:31 AM  
Some tweets referenced sex and drugs.
...
"I don't agree it was obvious, and in fact it appears that someone went to great lengths to make it appear it was actually from the mayor," Settingsgaard said in an email response to questions.



The mayor should probably sue the police chief for defamation.
 
2014-04-19 12:20:51 AM  
As an aside, seriously---since when is a farking Twitter account considered to be a "trusted source of information"?!  Jeez, what's next? The Onion gets busted for faking news reports?!
 
2014-04-19 12:21:15 AM  
What a shiathole peoria is.
 
2014-04-19 12:22:32 AM  
Wait, Peoria actually exists? I thought it was a city comedians made up. Peoria. Peoria. Who can say that without laughing?
 
2014-04-19 12:23:22 AM  
All I can think of is this court case, the facts don't matter, you're going to be convicted Just Because.
 
2014-04-19 12:23:25 AM  

SpdrJay: The mayor of Peoria gave me pinkeye .


He took my eye out in a bar fight.
 
2014-04-19 12:23:46 AM  
Richard Pryor was born in a peoria Whitehouse.
 
2014-04-19 12:23:50 AM  

jjorsett: Wait, Peoria actually exists? I thought it was a city comedians made up. Peoria. Peoria. Who can say that without laughing?


richard pryor but he grew up in a whorehouse there and I don't think he found it too funny
 
2014-04-19 12:25:10 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: As an aside, seriously---since when is a farking Twitter account considered to be a "trusted source of information"?!  Jeez, what's next? The Onion gets busted for faking news reports?!


They're safe, as long as FOXNews keeps re-reporting their stories as factual, nobody has a problem with it.
 
2014-04-19 12:26:14 AM  
submitted with better headline
 
2014-04-19 12:28:59 AM  

macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....


Whom power gave a sense of euphoria...
 
2014-04-19 12:29:25 AM  
WE ARE ALL DOOMED.
 
2014-04-19 12:30:00 AM  

Omahawg: jjorsett: Wait, Peoria actually exists? I thought it was a city comedians made up. Peoria. Peoria. Who can say that without laughing?

richard pryor but he grew up in a whorehouse there and I don't think he found it too funny


You know who else grew up in a whorehouse?

thoughtcatalog.files.wordpress.com


...and of course


graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-04-19 12:34:10 AM  
What a surprise from down in the Confederacy.  And by Confederacy, I mean all of IL south of Kankakee.
 
2014-04-19 12:36:40 AM  

voristrupp: What a shiathole peoria Illinois is.


FIFY
 
2014-04-19 12:37:59 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....

Whom power gave a sense of euphoria...


until a fake tweet, got him  up from his seat...
 
2014-04-19 12:39:24 AM  

macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....


/limerick time!


There once was a mayor from Peoria
Who would look in the mirror for euphoria
He abused his power, detained a lady just out of the shower
And should be sent to Cambodia
 
2014-04-19 12:39:42 AM  
I partied in Peoria once, in college.

I woke up to find that someone had lowered the oven door and took a dump on it, before they sprinkled it with powdered sugar for some reason.

/thought it must be a Peoria thing
 
2014-04-19 12:42:41 AM  
I speak for all Chicagoans when I say fark Pee-oria (as Richard Pryor called it).
 
2014-04-19 12:42:49 AM  
The war on twitter meets the war on drugs.

Twuggy?

Dritter?
 
2014-04-19 12:43:45 AM  
I heard the mayor of Peoria has a diaper fetish.
 
2014-04-19 12:47:37 AM  

maltedmothball: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....

Whom power gave a sense of euphoria...

until a fake tweet, got him  up from his seat...


to legislate common sense moratoria
 
2014-04-19 12:49:04 AM  

fusillade762: I AM THE MAYOR OF PEORIA!


I AM SPARTACUS!
 
2014-04-19 12:52:27 AM  
Oh hey, my town in the news. Moving up in the world. Erm, I mean... I AM THE MAYOR OF PEORIA!

/If they were a college student.
 
2014-04-19 12:52:38 AM  

maltedmothball: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....

Whom power gave a sense of euphoria...

until a fake tweet, got him up from his seat...


His new cell mate be callin' him Gloria
 
2014-04-19 12:55:23 AM  

maltedmothball: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....

Whom power gave a sense of euphoria...

until a fake tweet, got him  up from his seat...


And the band at the Waldorf Astoria!
 
2014-04-19 12:55:57 AM  
That's some real school Principal levels of spite and insecurity there, Mein Mayor.
 
2014-04-19 12:56:38 AM  
FTFA: No arrests were made in connection with the Twitter account, but one of the residents was charged with possession of marijuana, the Peoria Journal Star reported.

Let's see how that plays out in court.
 
2014-04-19 12:58:44 AM  
what a dickbag
 
2014-04-19 12:59:04 AM  
FTFA:  By March 10, the bio information was updated to indicate it was a parody account. It had about 50 tweets and as many followers.

In my estimation, there is no possible way this action will backfire by causing numerous other people to create additional fake accounts. Furthermore, there is no way that this harassment will lead to greater negative publicity for the mayor than just letting the troll lie would have.
 
2014-04-19 12:59:29 AM  
 
2014-04-19 01:00:02 AM  
If Tom Corbett is an example to go by, this mayor has a governorship in his future.
 
2014-04-19 01:01:33 AM  

stratagos: Good thing I'm behind seven proxies


but what if the mayor owns all seven proxies?
 
2014-04-19 01:03:04 AM  
 
2014-04-19 01:03:41 AM  

EvaDewer: FTFA:  By March 10, the bio information was updated to indicate it was a parody account. It had about 50 tweets and as many followers.

In my estimation, there is no possible way this action will backfire by causing numerous other people to create additional fake accounts. Furthermore, there is no way that this harassment will lead to greater negative publicity for the mayor than just letting the troll lie would have.


I'm guessing he's never heard of the Streisand Effect.
 
2014-04-19 01:04:47 AM  

Strolpol: I partied in Peoria once, in college.

I woke up to find that someone had lowered the oven door and took a dump on it, before they sprinkled it with powdered sugar for some reason.

/thought it must be a Peoria thing


Ewwwwwwwwww
 
2014-04-19 01:05:03 AM  
The settlement from this should be quite nice. It is questionable that this qualified as "impersonating" a public official to the point of criminal behaviour, and at most could qualify for libel or slander. A half decent lawyer should be able to successfully argue this to be an abuse of resources.
 
2014-04-19 01:11:05 AM  
At least they were honest about what the were searching for. Real news would be if a parody twitter account was made, mayor stalks perpetrator plants a pound of coke in the dudes car and has him pulled over. THATS news...and also gangster.....
 
2014-04-19 01:12:58 AM  

Lord Farkwad: fusillade762: I AM THE MAYOR OF PEORIA!

I AM SPARTACUS!


Oh, shut up, Ardis. You're not fooling anyone.
 
2014-04-19 01:14:11 AM  
FTFA: "They brought me in like I was a criminal," said Michelle Pratt, a 27-year-old resident who was in the shower when officers arrived at the front door.

Why, yes. That is how they generally handle it when they drag you in for questioning. You thought you had rights or something?
Move along, the rest of you! Nothing to see here.

Ryker'sPeninsula:
   There once was a mayor from Peoria
   Who would look in the mirror for euphoria
   He abused his power, detained a lady just out of the shower
   And should be sent to Cambodia


I would revise that slightly for a limerick:
   There once was a mayor from Peoria
   Who would look in the mirror for euphoria
   He abused his power, and a lady in the shower
   And the electorate said no more o' ya.
 
2014-04-19 01:15:49 AM  

cretinbob: looooooooooooooooooool

The account in question, which is NSFW


omg.. it's a thing of beauty..
 
2014-04-19 01:17:03 AM  

cretinbob: looooooooooooooooooool

The account in question, which is NSFW


I'm beginning to wonder who created this particular twitter account. I don't think that it's the account in question, and the wackbag.com link makes me think that Jim Norton may be behind the awesome jokes. Just a hunch for some reason.
 
2014-04-19 01:18:59 AM  
Kurt Vonnegut must be rolling over in his grave

/so it goes
 
2014-04-19 01:19:53 AM  
The reason I say that it's not the account in question is because they said that account was suspended in the article.
 
2014-04-19 01:26:18 AM  
So, all those defenders against tyranny who went down to the Bundy Ranch in the hopes of starting Civil War II, they're now going to Peoria to show the mayor and police chief that they can't just push people around like that, right?
 
2014-04-19 01:29:05 AM  

SpdrJay: The mayor of Peoria gave me pinkeye .


He raped and killed me in 1990.
 
2014-04-19 01:33:10 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....

Whom power gave a sense of euphoria...


It's 1:30 and I'm not reading this thread any further. That rhyme is exquisite.

Also, Nina Hartley's Ass is exquisite.

/exquisite
 
2014-04-19 01:35:27 AM  
Hickory dickery dock
Peoria's mayor's a cock
He helped me flog
My microblog
By being so easy to mock
 
2014-04-19 01:40:24 AM  
The mayor of Peoria anally raped my dog.
 
2014-04-19 01:44:40 AM  
Peoria has a KFC buffet. Those are seldom seen these days.
 
2014-04-19 01:45:42 AM  

SquiggsIN: Reminds me of how Jerry Falwell tried to sue Larry Flynt for parodying him in his magazine.

obvious satire isn't obvious to everyone i guess.


If it's not marked as parody, I'm pretty sure you can't claim parody or satire as a legal recourse. That's why the Onion has disclaimers. But then that's a common sense approach so it's probably not true.
 
2014-04-19 01:54:06 AM  
Oh dear. He choose... poorly.
 
2014-04-19 02:31:56 AM  
petoria.jpg
 
2014-04-19 02:34:43 AM  
Apparently it won't play locally...?
 
2014-04-19 03:26:04 AM  

Shadowtag: f it's not marked as parody, I'm pretty sure you can't claim parody or satire as a legal recourse.


It doesn't have to be marked as parody.
 
Oak
2014-04-19 03:26:47 AM  
Mayor of Peoria?  Used to be a member of Mummenschanz, I hear.
 
2014-04-19 03:31:23 AM  

jjorsett: Wait, Peoria actually exists? I thought it was a city comedians made up. Peoria. Peoria. Who can say that without laughing?


i131.photobucket.com

STFU white boy
 
2014-04-19 03:32:16 AM  

Shadowtag: SquiggsIN: Reminds me of how Jerry Falwell tried to sue Larry Flynt for parodying him in his magazine.

obvious satire isn't obvious to everyone i guess.

If it's not marked as parody, I'm pretty sure you can't claim parody or satire as a legal recourse. That's why the Onion has disclaimers. But then that's a common sense approach so it's probably not true.


nope.
 
2014-04-19 04:29:11 AM  

SpdrJay: The mayor of Peoria gave me pinkeye stinkeye .


FTFY
 
2014-04-19 06:31:26 AM  
So America, how is that freedom treating ya?
 
2014-04-19 06:54:15 AM  

SpdrJay: The mayor of Peoria gave me pinkeye .


The mayor of Peoria gave me his browneye.
 
2014-04-19 07:07:50 AM  

jjorsett: Wait, Peoria actually exists? I thought it was a city comedians made up. Peoria. Peoria. Who can say that without laughing?


You probably think places like Walla Walla  Washington and Albuquerque were made up because a cartoon bunny referred to them.
 
2014-04-19 07:32:23 AM  

TheBigJerk: All I can think of is this court case, the facts don't matter, you're going to be convicted Just Because.




This was back in the 1990s when busting comic book stores was all the rage? Remember Mike Diana, the only cartoonist ever convicted on obscenity down in Floriduh?

For some reason the authorities, spurred on by the religious right had a real bug up their ass about comic books, constantly raided comic book stores.

It lead to thousands of stores owners just saying "screw this" and closing up shop.

Freedom! For the children!

/Murica
 
2014-04-19 07:39:03 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: So America, how is that freedom treating ya?


not too bad. thanks.
 
2014-04-19 08:12:58 AM  

log_jammin: jjorsett: Wait, Peoria actually exists? I thought it was a city comedians made up. Peoria. Peoria. Who can say that without laughing?

img.fark.net

STFU white boy


Leave Willie York out of this
 
2014-04-19 08:17:28 AM  

Texas Gabe: maltedmothball: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: macross87: There once was a mayor from Peoria....

Whom power gave a sense of euphoria...

until a fake tweet, got him  up from his seat...

And the band at the Waldorf Astoria!


This is exactly what I thought of as well. Not sure how many limericks always make me thing of the band at the Waldorf Astoria.
 
2014-04-19 08:28:07 AM  
Geez Mayor, if anyone would have done a move like this, it would have been Rahm...

www.mediabistro.com

Even he was pretty cool with his fake Twitter handler, so, calm down dude.
 
2014-04-19 08:36:26 AM  
Why do I have to read a story about Illinois on aljazeera? What do mooslims have to do with this?
 
2014-04-19 09:01:05 AM  

cretinbob: looooooooooooooooooool

The account in question, which is NSFW


"...popping a viagra so I don't roll out of the bed."

ROFL
 
2014-04-19 09:11:13 AM  

JosephFinn: What a surprise from down in the Confederacy.  And by Confederacy, I mean all of IL south of Kankakee.


Speaking as a former "downstater" just get it over with and take the entire Chicagoland area and secede. Christ, I'm tired of you bastards and I don't live there anymore.
 
2014-04-19 10:26:06 AM  
Remember citizen you do not live in a police state.


[ / sarcasm ]
 
2014-04-19 10:45:20 AM  
It's an Internet site.
 
2014-04-19 11:00:59 AM  

voristrupp: What a shiathole peoria is.


/Indeed. I grew up there, lived there until finally moving out after 30 years. Never, ever, going back. The place is a cesspool.
 
2014-04-19 11:33:26 AM  

kling_klang_bed: I speak for all Chicagoans when I say fark Pee-oria (as Richard Pryor called it).


I'd like to highlight a few things, most of which mirror what others have said:
  - yes, fark Peoria
  - Chicago? Speak for all of Illinois. What the fark does this specifically have to do with Chicago?
  - fark Illinois
  - "Bite my shiny metal ass!"
 
2014-04-19 11:59:47 AM  
CheapEngineer
JosephFinn: What a surprise from down in the Confederacy. And by Confederacy, I mean all of IL south of Kankakee.
Speaking as a former "downstater" just get it over with and take the entire Chicagoland area and secede. Christ, I'm tired of you bastards and I don't live there anymore.


I thought downstater was a general reference to anyone not in the Chicagoland area starting at about Aurora.

Now you are telling me it is a urban vs redneck thing. News to me.

I didn't know southern Illinois was getting ready to revolt from the chains of it's northern brothers.
 
2014-04-19 12:06:46 PM  
Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.
 
2014-04-19 12:15:31 PM  
Hector Remarkable,
Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.


I guess a usb drive could fit in a 35mm film canister.

The rest is up to the lawyers.
 
2014-04-19 12:21:09 PM  

dletter: Geez Mayor, if anyone would have done a move like this, it would have been Rahm...

[www.mediabistro.com image 641x478]

Even he was pretty cool with his fake Twitter handler, so, calm down dude.


I miss quaxelrod.
 
2014-04-19 12:36:36 PM  

Brainsick: Kurt Vonnegut must be rolling over in his grave

/so it goes


And so on
 
2014-04-19 12:40:32 PM  
Typical overreach of a little man.
 
2014-04-19 12:48:25 PM  
I hope that's the end of all their careers for using their office to extract petty revenge. Seems like this landmark case may apply here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hustler_Magazine_v._Falwell
 
2014-04-19 12:56:42 PM  
Hector Remarkable: Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.

Watch some docs on North Korea and come back to me on that one.
 
2014-04-19 01:03:11 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Hector Remarkable: Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.

Watch some docs on North Korea and come back to me on that one.


What a ridiculous thing to say. Two wrongs don't make a right.
 
2014-04-19 01:15:19 PM  
Hector Remarkable: kling_klang_bed: Hector Remarkable: Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.

Watch some docs on North Korea and come back to me on that one.

What a ridiculous thing to say. Two wrongs don't make a right.


Pretty sure if you keep adding a few more wrongs though, the odds of a right being in there increase. Or something like that.
 
2014-04-19 01:16:23 PM  

CJHardin: cretinbob: looooooooooooooooooool

The account in question, which is NSFW

I'm beginning to wonder who created this particular twitter account. I don't think that it's the account in question, and the wackbag.com link makes me think that Jim Norton may be behind the awesome jokes. Just a hunch for some reason.


Yeah, after I posted that I thoght "hmmm...maybe it's a nnewer account"

Still funny as hell.
 
2014-04-19 01:17:14 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Hector Remarkable: kling_klang_bed: Hector Remarkable: Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.

Watch some docs on North Korea and come back to me on that one.

What a ridiculous thing to say. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Pretty sure if you keep adding a few more wrongs though, the odds of a right being in there increase. Or something like that.


Ahhh, probability....
 
2014-04-19 01:22:59 PM  

cretinbob: CJHardin: cretinbob: looooooooooooooooooool

The account in question, which is NSFW

I'm beginning to wonder who created this particular twitter account. I don't think that it's the account in question, and the wackbag.com link makes me think that Jim Norton may be behind the awesome jokes. Just a hunch for some reason.

Yeah, after I posted that I thoght "hmmm...maybe it's a nnewer account"

Still funny as hell.


I'm seriously thinking that the person behind that account is a comedian named Jim Norton though.  The type of jokes that are being used there are exactly his style and they just discussed this case the other day.  If it isn't him, whoever it is needs to go do some standup.
 
2014-04-19 03:07:35 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.


America is imperfect, especially now, but you sir have a very limited imagination and an even more limited grasp of history if you think Americans could not be less free.

///Hyperbole does a disservice to otherwise valid arguments.
////Was I trolled?
 
2014-04-19 04:07:01 PM  

Enemabag Jones: CheapEngineer
JosephFinn: What a surprise from down in the Confederacy. And by Confederacy, I mean all of IL south of Kankakee.
Speaking as a former "downstater" just get it over with and take the entire Chicagoland area and secede. Christ, I'm tired of you bastards and I don't live there anymore.

I thought downstater was a general reference to anyone not in the Chicagoland area starting at about Aurora.

Now you are telling me it is a urban vs redneck thing. News to me.

I didn't know southern Illinois was getting ready to revolt from the chains of it's northern brothers.


For the 10 years I lived in Champaign/Urbana, it was always entertaining watching Chicagoans shudder with revulsion at the prospect of having to leave Chicago and it's burbs. To them, anything farther out than 30 miles is 1950's Alabama.

All those governors who came down from Chicago to rule over us peons (and subsequently went to prison directly afterwards) couldn't be bothered to live in the gov's mansion in Springfield - no running water in the state capitol I guess.

Much easier for them to form their own state and let the poor overall-wearing rednecks have their land of milk and honey and mud.

\grumble, bytch
 
2014-04-19 05:52:11 PM  

CheapEngineer: Enemabag Jones: CheapEngineer
JosephFinn: What a surprise from down in the Confederacy. And by Confederacy, I mean all of IL south of Kankakee.
Speaking as a former "downstater" just get it over with and take the entire Chicagoland area and secede. Christ, I'm tired of you bastards and I don't live there anymore.

I thought downstater was a general reference to anyone not in the Chicagoland area starting at about Aurora.

Now you are telling me it is a urban vs redneck thing. News to me.

I didn't know southern Illinois was getting ready to revolt from the chains of it's northern brothers.

For the 10 years I lived in Champaign/Urbana, it was always entertaining watching Chicagoans shudder with revulsion at the prospect of having to leave Chicago and it's burbs. To them, anything farther out than 30 miles is 1950's Alabama.

All those governors who came down from Chicago to rule over us peons (and subsequently went to prison directly afterwards) couldn't be bothered to live in the gov's mansion in Springfield - no running water in the state capitol I guess.

Much easier for them to form their own state and let the poor overall-wearing rednecks have their land of milk and honey and mud.

\grumble, bytch


To be fair, you pass Kankakee on your way from Chicago to Champaign, so it is easy to get confused.

/It's always funny when the people from Springfield/Decatur/Champaign think that they aren't from the South
//Hint, if you drink Bud Light and root for the Cardinals you are a redneck Southerner
///Chicago is Northern Illinois, Kankakee is central Illinois, Champaign is Southern Illinois, and Carbondale is Missouri
 
2014-04-19 06:07:54 PM  

notatrollorami: Hector Remarkable: Just more clear proof; yet another example that America is the farthest thing from a free country that you could imagine. Make fun of the authority and the next thing you know uniformed men with guns are going through your underwear drawer.

America is imperfect, especially now, but you sir have a very limited imagination and an even more limited grasp of history if you think Americans could not be less free.

///Hyperbole does a disservice to otherwise valid arguments.
////Was I trolled?


No, just hyperbole-ed. Good luck with your imaginative, if not imaginary, relative freedom. It is my discerned opinion that our freedoms as Americans have declined dramatically from the days of my youth, ,when I was taught what it means to be a man, but now I've reached that age I try to do all these things the best I can , yeah , I think I'm just singing Led Zeppelin now.
Anyway, relative to itSELF, from earlier in MY life - America, it just don't seem as free as it used to be.
But yeah, maybe it's just me. It's a post-911 world. Didn't used to be no darn Twitter. Things have changed. I'm frightened and confused. Hold me.
 
2014-04-19 06:20:34 PM  

RogermcAllen: CheapEngineer: Enemabag Jones: CheapEngineer
JosephFinn: What a surprise from down in the Confederacy. And by Confederacy, I mean all of IL south of Kankakee.
Speaking as a former "downstater" just get it over with and take the entire Chicagoland area and secede. Christ, I'm tired of you bastards and I don't live there anymore.

I thought downstater was a general reference to anyone not in the Chicagoland area starting at about Aurora.

Now you are telling me it is a urban vs redneck thing. News to me.

I didn't know southern Illinois was getting ready to revolt from the chains of it's northern brothers.

For the 10 years I lived in Champaign/Urbana, it was always entertaining watching Chicagoans shudder with revulsion at the prospect of having to leave Chicago and it's burbs. To them, anything farther out than 30 miles is 1950's Alabama.

All those governors who came down from Chicago to rule over us peons (and subsequently went to prison directly afterwards) couldn't be bothered to live in the gov's mansion in Springfield - no running water in the state capitol I guess.

Much easier for them to form their own state and let the poor overall-wearing rednecks have their land of milk and honey and mud.

\grumble, bytch

To be fair, you pass Kankakee on your way from Chicago to Champaign, so it is easy to get confused.

/It's always funny when the people from Springfield/Decatur/Champaign think that they aren't from the South
//Hint, if you drink Bud Light and root for the Cardinals you are a redneck Southerner
///Chicago is Northern Illinois, Kankakee is central Illinois, Champaign is Southern Illinois, and Carbondale is Missouri


Uh, no.

Until Illinois has a team in the SEC, they are not and never will be Southerners.

They can be rednecks, but not Southerners.

/damn Yankees
 
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