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(Chicago Trib)   Neverending criticism by Trump and by ReOpen protestors has sunk IL Gov. Pritzker's approval rating to 69%, while a sensational 14% disapprove   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2020-05-01 8:57:34 PM  
We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.
 
2020-05-01 9:23:56 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.


The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.
 
2020-05-01 11:55:43 PM  
Watch the twitter dump say something crazy again out of sheer jealousy for those numbers.
 
2020-05-01 11:56:28 PM  
why does PGOTUS hate Democratic governors?
 
2020-05-01 11:56:38 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.


America is sorting itself out now, in a good way.
 
2020-05-01 11:57:37 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.


Like moths to a porch light.
 
2020-05-01 11:59:26 PM  
I didn't think I'd like him. Billionaires are antithetical to democracy IMHO.

But I have to admit he's doing a hell of a job. In fact, before the pandemic state affairs were running smoothly. Not that Rauner was a tough act to follow. But it was nice to have some peace and quiet and have someone you elected to do a job, y'know, DO the job.
 
2020-05-02 12:03:18 AM  
Illinois is obviously a Never Trumper state and giving the Governor positive approval ratings just to make Donald Trump look bad.
 
2020-05-02 12:04:53 AM  
14% are the ones who stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.
 
2020-05-02 12:05:37 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.


The smart ones, anyway.
 
2020-05-02 12:06:12 AM  
This may be one of the biggest examples of ETTD. We've always assumed that his 40%+ approval meant that the nutjobs spoke for much of the population. Clearly most people want nothing to do with their crap now.
 
2020-05-02 12:07:26 AM  
What, you mean waving 'Arbeit Macht Frei' signs at the Jewish governor isn't making the AstroTurfers more popular? Who'd have thought?
 
2020-05-02 12:07:39 AM  
I have been assured by prominent Republicans (to whom I was until recently closely-related) that only mentally incompetent people question Trump.
 
2020-05-02 12:08:40 AM  
nice
 
2020-05-02 12:15:43 AM  

King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.


"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?
 
2020-05-02 12:19:27 AM  

Walker: King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.

"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?


43% are convinced that the Democrats are the real racists and 1% think Nazis are actually awesome.
 
2020-05-02 12:19:35 AM  
From the IL Idiot Festival:

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2020-05-02 12:21:00 AM  
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This is Qawwee Aleem Trower. He was like a brother to me and one of the best friends I ever had, right up until he passed away in a hospital this morning from the coronavirus.

The next person in my physical vicinity that I hear whining about how we need to "reopen" or postulating that this virus "isn't that bad" or an outright "hoax" is going to need an entirely new face.
 
2020-05-02 12:22:25 AM  
Is this the guy, that doesnt follow his own rules?
 
2020-05-02 12:22:49 AM  
The media needs to stop portraying these cosplay militia dicks as some kind of massive populist movement. They're not. They're a fringe outlier group whose numbers are tiny compared to the vast number of people who are frustrated but understand that opening things up too soon will put them and their loved ones in danger.
 
2020-05-02 12:24:31 AM  
Protesters Godwinning

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2020-05-02 12:28:20 AM  
I'm an Illini. It's the most unbelievable stupid term ever, butt here we go.

How farking dare Republicans criticize Governor, he who delivered weed, Pritzker and his comedy relief/front line warrior Lightfoot.

The overwhelming majority of us in the 600 sq. miles of 'Chicagoland' support them, and our community mayors and civil leaders because the have saved lives.

People breath and eat and shiat because they made a stand.

fark downstate trash and their Russian friends.

I wasn't born here, but my wife was and I have never been proud to be from Illinois, until the middle of March.

You have no idea how stupid hard people from here can be, stuffed with sliced beef and super inferior sausage we can shrug off being the Midwest hotspot and petty attacks by a piece of Brooklyn trash. Second city to Manhattan, not your shiat ass borough.
 
2020-05-02 12:28:40 AM  

Walker: how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?


Because our species is so farked up that we deserve the extinction for which we have labored so diligently.
 
2020-05-02 12:36:22 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: Walker: King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.

"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?

43% are convinced that the Democrats are the real racists and 1% think Nazis are actually awesome.

43% are convinced that the Democrats are the real racists and 1% think Nazis are actually awesome.

 
2020-05-02 12:39:38 AM  
14% disagree?  That sounds like it's about 88% Republican voters.
 
2020-05-02 12:42:22 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: Walker: King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.

"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?

43% are convinced that the Democrats are the real racists and 1% think Nazis are actually awesome.

Nobody on Fark would confuse me with a Trumper, but in the interests of accuracy, he was technically right on that point. It would've been more technically correct to say that there were more than two sides in that protest.

The two main sides who petitioned to demonstrate that day:

• Protestors shocked at Dylan Roof's murder of the Nine Martyrs, and who demonstrated to have Confederate flags and monuments and such removed from public grounds.

• Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy and other such "heritage" groups who demonstrated to leave the flags and monuments in place.

Unfortunately, both sides were infiltrated by at least two other opportunistic groups who used this event for their own ends:

• Anarchist group Black Bloc, who often infiltrate Antifa and other left-wing protests, wear black hoods or masks or other facial coverings both to identify their allegiance to those "in the know," and to hide their identities from prosecution, then commit non-lethal violence, making the left-wing (and other "statist") groups take the blame. The guy who famously (and deservedly) punched outright Nazi Richard Spencer was Black Bloc.

Unite the Right ― outright Nazis infiltrating the pro-Confederate-monument side to incite violence and try to gin up the race war that Dylan Roof tried and failed to incite (due to the Christian forgiveness of the victims' families and congregation of that AME church).

The guy who killed Heyer was a Unite the Right participant, not one of the Sons of the Confederacy.

So, technically, both sides did have at least reasonable, if not "fine" (definitely not "very fine" in the case of the Sons / Daughters of the Confederacy, but at least not violent and evil, merely people who understandably want to believe that their forebears weren't the immoral monsters that they were and don't [mainly because they refuse to] understand why those monuments really do need to go at least from government property) people, and some people who were violent (only "very violent" from the Unite the Right).

So, I have to grudgingly give him at least a "best kind of correct" on this one.
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2020-05-02 12:45:39 AM  

NathanAllen: KiwDaWabbit: Walker: King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.

"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?

43% are convinced that the Democrats are the real racists and 1% think Nazis are actually awesome.

43% are convinced that the Democrats are the real racists and 1% think Nazis are actually awesome.


I hate Illinois Nazis.
 
2020-05-02 12:45:53 AM  

Skeleton Man: [Fark user image image 425x566]

This is Qawwee Aleem Trower. He was like a brother to me and one of the best friends I ever had, right up until he passed away in a hospital this morning from the coronavirus.

The next person in my physical vicinity that I hear whining about how we need to "reopen" or postulating that this virus "isn't that bad" or an outright "hoax" is going to need an entirely new face.


And no jury would convict you.

I'm sorry about your friend.
 
2020-05-02 12:46:48 AM  

LordJiro: What, you mean waving 'Arbeit Macht Frei' signs at the Jewish governor isn't making the AstroTurfers more popular? Who'd have thought?


Lol, come on, NOBODY would actually write Arbeit Macht Frei on a sign t...

culebra: From the IL Idiot Festival:

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What the shiatting dick nippled fark? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I was genuinely sure that was sarcasm.
 
2020-05-02 1:06:09 AM  

Skeleton Man: [Fark user image 425x566]

This is Qawwee Aleem Trower. He was like a brother to me and one of the best friends I ever had, right up until he passed away in a hospital this morning from the coronavirus.

The next person in my physical vicinity that I hear whining about how we need to "reopen" or postulating that this virus "isn't that bad" or an outright "hoax" is going to need an entirely new face.


No, it's Becky.

But seriously, I'm sorry for your loss, and I agree with you 100%.
 
2020-05-02 1:07:58 AM  
I dislike his personality. But he seems to be taking the lead and doing a good job.
 
2020-05-02 1:10:25 AM  

Skeleton Man: [Fark user image image 425x566]

This is Qawwee Aleem Trower. He was like a brother to me and one of the best friends I ever had, right up until he passed away in a hospital this morning from the coronavirus.

The next person in my physical vicinity that I hear whining about how we need to "reopen" or postulating that this virus "isn't that bad" or an outright "hoax" is going to need an entirely new face.


Sincerest condolences to you.
 
2020-05-02 1:13:27 AM  
Being smart seems to be anti-guvment.  I miss the good times.
 
2020-05-02 1:17:01 AM  
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2020-05-02 1:20:23 AM  
things are so dumb
 
2020-05-02 1:22:30 AM  
Being in Illinois, I have to say he's doing a fine job, and making clear, statements about what is happening
across the state and top to bottom..And a GIANT FARK YOU to these scumbag, moronic, Illinois NAZI's..

And to you Chicagoland people that are lumping everyone south of U of I  as "rednecks", I'd like you
to re-consider that..The Metro St. Louis people are not (all) redneck scumbags to be lumped in
with the dipshats from the rest of the rural, and particularly far Southern Illinois..There are little islands
of reason down here too... You have Cubs fans, you can't ALL be reasonable up there...  :D
 
2020-05-02 1:24:02 AM  
Meanwhile in Ontario

I said before but I will say it again I am literally SHOCKED at how responsibly Dougy Ford has handled this.

Trump should be taking notes.

Scratch that... I'd prefer to watch him crash and burn...

Hopefully without taking too many (more) people down with him.

ratings indeed...
 
2020-05-02 1:46:15 AM  

culebra: From the IL Idiot Festival:

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Huh. I looked at the sign they are not holding up - Let our people be free. Double whammy on that one.
 
2020-05-02 1:47:30 AM  
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2020-05-02 3:48:10 AM  

Walker: King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.

"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?


But these are Illinois Nazi's and I have it on old information that they are the worst.
/I got the quote wrong.

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2020-05-02 4:21:09 AM  

culebra: From the IL Idiot Festival:

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Wait does... how.. what side?  I am so confused it feels like my brain is doing that "Windows is applying updates" thing right as I was in the middle of something.
 
2020-05-02 4:24:42 AM  

TheGogmagog: Walker: King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.

"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?

But these are Illinois Nazi's and I have it on old information that they are the worst.
/I got the quote wrong.

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2020-05-02 4:26:46 AM  

culebra: From the IL Idiot Festival:

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That's just German for "Arby's make fries!"
 
2020-05-02 5:41:09 AM  

LordJiro: What, you mean waving 'Arbeit Macht Frei' signs at the Jewish governor isn't making the AstroTurfers more popular? Who'd have thought?


To be fair, from the outside it is slightly surprising to see. I'm like 20% surprised.

Now do this with every other state too.
 
2020-05-02 5:45:32 AM  

Skeleton Man: [Fark user image image 425x566]

This is Qawwee Aleem Trower. He was like a brother to me and one of the best friends I ever had, right up until he passed away in a hospital this morning from the coronavirus.

The next person in my physical vicinity that I hear whining about how we need to "reopen" or postulating that this virus "isn't that bad" or an outright "hoax" is going to need an entirely new face.


Sorry for your loss.

Indulge me, though - how was his name pronounced? I tried sounding it out, but I'm sure I got it wrong.
 
2020-05-02 5:49:25 AM  

Walker: King Something: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We're in a strange period where people appreciate competence.

The fact that the competent politicians are being opposed only by literal Nazis, is probably helping boost the competent politicians' approval ratings -- especially among the kind of people who are not in any particular hurry to even buy long rifles and swastika flags, much less walk around in public with those items.

"Those Nazis are very fine people"
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/how does he still have 44% approval rating after saying sh*t like this?


37% who would vote for anything that has an (R) after its name, 5% wage slaves with Stockholm Syndrome, 2% actual Nazis.

/Go watch the movie Guess Who's Back
//Feels bad bro
///Wine and slashies in threes.
 
2020-05-02 5:52:53 AM  

Skeleton Man: [Fark user image image 425x566]

This is Qawwee Aleem Trower. He was like a brother to me and one of the best friends I ever had, right up until he passed away in a hospital this morning from the coronavirus.

The next person in my physical vicinity that I hear whining about how we need to "reopen" or postulating that this virus "isn't that bad" or an outright "hoax" is going to need an entirely new face.


I am so sorry for your loss.
 
2020-05-02 5:57:02 AM  

erik-k: LordJiro: What, you mean waving 'Arbeit Macht Frei' signs at the Jewish governor isn't making the AstroTurfers more popular? Who'd have thought?

Lol, come on, NOBODY would actually write Arbeit Macht Frei on a sign t...

culebra: From the IL Idiot Festival:

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What the shiatting dick nippled fark? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I was genuinely sure that was sarcasm.


You should wake up and smell the facists at one point. Hint: these specific protesters.
 
2020-05-02 6:04:53 AM  

nijika: culebra: From the IL Idiot Festival:

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Wait does... how.. what side?  I am so confused it feels like my brain is doing that "Windows is applying updates" thing right as I was in the middle of something.


It means they want people to work to death, likein the death camps, so that they can have their creature comforts back, part of which is the power trip gotten from ordering and yelling at poor wage-slave service people who can't really talk back or they riskbeing fired and made destitute.
 
2020-05-02 6:56:54 AM  

Skeleton Man: [Fark user image image 425x566]

This is Qawwee Aleem Trower. He was like a brother to me and one of the best friends I ever had, right up until he passed away in a hospital this morning from the coronavirus.

The next person in my physical vicinity that I hear whining about how we need to "reopen" or postulating that this virus "isn't that bad" or an outright "hoax" is going to need an entirely new face.


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