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2022-06-29 2:50:50 AM  
FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.
 
2022-06-29 6:17:53 AM  
Trump stayed neutral citing the fact at he had several friends in the contest.

Jokes on all of you, Trump hasn't had a friend in his entire miserable way too long (please let it end today) life.
 
2022-06-29 6:44:02 AM  

LordBeavis: FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.


Just real quick, you know Pritzker is the incumbent Democratic governor of Illinois?
 
2022-06-29 6:45:32 AM  

qorkfiend: LordBeavis: FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.

Just real quick, you know Pritzker is the incumbent Democratic governor of Illinois?


I was gonna say.. if you don't want to stay at a hotel owned by a wealthy family, good farking luck with THAT!
 
2022-06-29 6:47:58 AM  

qorkfiend: LordBeavis: FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.

Just real quick, you know Pritzker is the incumbent Democratic governor of Illinois?


Even if you didn't know who he was, his statement seemed like a clear expression of support.
 
2022-06-29 6:51:04 AM  

LordBeavis: FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.


My first thought is "woah, what the fark? This guy owns the hotels where I have my furry conventions?!"
 
2022-06-29 6:51:23 AM  
I, for one, just want the political ads to end. If I have to hear Darren Bailey's high pitched hick accent say how he stood up to bullies in elementary school one more goddamned time I'm gonna smack him deep into the corn field.
 
2022-06-29 6:52:48 AM  

MattytheMouse: LordBeavis: FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.

My first thought is "woah, what the fark? This guy owns the hotels where I have my furry conventions?!"


Oh, it's the democratic incumbent. Okay, never mind! I'm dumb and I too, lack reading comprehension lol
 
2022-06-29 6:55:44 AM  

Bukharin: I, for one, just want the political ads to end. If I have to hear Darren Bailey's high pitched hick accent say how he stood up to bullies in elementary school one more goddamned time I'm gonna smack him deep into the corn field.


What about Irvin? My understanding is that he has no tolerance for B.S.

/B.S.
 
2022-06-29 6:57:24 AM  
Quit telling these assholes it's ok for them to run for office. Their base is clearly too farking stupid to be trusted to do the right thing.
 
2022-06-29 7:00:03 AM  
A very funny primary. Ken Griffin is the richest man in the state and put 50 million into supporting Richard Irvin in the hopes that a suburban moderate could win the election. And Griffin is so mad about losing (again, he's tried to run state GOP politics for a while) he decided to leave the state before the primary was even decided. And he cited the crime in Chicago as the reason for moving but is moving operations to Miami, a city that has a higher crime rate. The whole thing has just been Ken Griffin making himself look stupid.
 
2022-06-29 7:08:20 AM  

blackminded: Bukharin: I, for one, just want the political ads to end. If I have to hear Darren Bailey's high pitched hick accent say how he stood up to bullies in elementary school one more goddamned time I'm gonna smack him deep into the corn field.

What about Irvin? My understanding is that he has no tolerance for B.S.

/B.S.


I dont have a link to the Bailey ad that uses this- so here's the fox 'news' 'report'
They say this like it's a bad thing:

Irvin allegedly called Trump 'bigoted racist' and 'idiot' in text messages: report
Youtube 4-7_V5KDPMA
 
2022-06-29 7:08:40 AM  
Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.
 
2022-06-29 7:11:22 AM  

Alphax: qorkfiend: LordBeavis: FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.

Just real quick, you know Pritzker is the incumbent Democratic governor of Illinois?

I was gonna say.. if you don't want to stay at a hotel owned by a wealthy family, good farking luck with THAT!


I don't know, I was on a road trip a while back and found a quaint little family-owned motel. Owner's son, Norman, ran it.  Guy really was into taxidermy.  Only issue was that he argued with his mother a lot, but meh, what are you going to do?

Anyway, highly recommended, it's an experience you're likely to remember until the day you die.
 
2022-06-29 7:14:37 AM  

LordBeavis: Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.


You just know that behind every hotel chain there is some rich asshole or heiress.
Ramada, Best Value, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Best Western, Comfort Inn. Days Inn, Double Tree, La Quinta, Microtel, Motel 6, Hawthorne Suites, ... I could go on but I choose to stop now for the sake of brevity
 
2022-06-29 7:14:41 AM  
and a surefire loser in November

And there's no way this country would ever elect Trump in 2016.
 
2022-06-29 7:18:25 AM  

Bukharin: I dont have a link to the Bailey ad that uses this


Here's the 30 second one. The longer one really stresses his disdain for both B.S. and foolishness.

| Guarantee | 0:30 | Irvin Bourne For Illinois
Youtube 5uMdQZr_HGM
 
2022-06-29 7:27:48 AM  

blackminded: Bukharin: I dont have a link to the Bailey ad that uses this

Here's the 30 second one. The longer one really stresses his disdain for both B.S. and foolishness.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/5uMdQZr_HGM?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]


I wonder what his 'guarantee' includes?
Do I get my money back if he does put up with B.S. and/or foolishness?
 
2022-06-29 7:31:19 AM  

Shaggy_C: Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.


Illinois: Where our governors make the license plates
 
2022-06-29 7:32:15 AM  
Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.
 
2022-06-29 7:34:07 AM  

1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.


Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"
 
2022-06-29 7:35:14 AM  
What we want is valid, good candidates to be nominated by all parties.

If one major party only fields weak candidates, then the other major party will get lazy.

And if one major party fields a crazy candidate, sometimes they win.
 
2022-06-29 7:39:47 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Shaggy_C: Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.

Illinois: Where our governors make the license plates


Hey now, JB Pritzker is going to be the 3rd one in a row to complete a term without being sent to the slammer. In Illinois, that is pretty impressive.
 
2022-06-29 7:44:11 AM  

vrax: qorkfiend: LordBeavis: FTFA-Pritzker, a member of the wealthy family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, said Tuesday on MSNBC. "We believe that people have a right that has been taken away, but we're going to guarantee it in the state of Illinois."

Well add another hotel chain, along with Marriott, to the list of places I won't spend any money at.  I hate the idea of subsidizing Paris Hilton as well.  At this rate, I'll only be able to stay at Nepali youth hostels soon.

Just real quick, you know Pritzker is the incumbent Democratic governor of Illinois?

Even if you didn't know who he was, his statement seemed like a clear expression of support.


Not if you're reading comprehension sucks, as mine apparently does.  I thought he was guaranteeing he would take away people's rights.
 
2022-06-29 7:54:16 AM  
Illinois GOP gubernatorial primary winner is pure MAGA and a surefire loser in November.

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2022-06-29 8:04:01 AM  

qorkfiend: 1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.

Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"


No. You infer much, but miss miserably.
I said you would be well advised to measure any political statements with careful consideration. At least 7 people share your inability to understand that, so I will try to restate it in a more basic way.

If you put a politician in a courtroom and have him repeat his statements under oath you are very likely to hear the absolute truth. He in in risk of committing perjury and enduring imprisonment otherwise.

No matter what side they are on.
 
2022-06-29 8:16:59 AM  

1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.

Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"

No. You infer much, but miss miserably.
I said you would be well advised to measure any political statements with careful consideration. At least 7 people share your inability to understand that, so I will try to restate it in a more basic way.

If you put a politician in a courtroom and have him repeat his statements under oath you are very likely to hear the absolute truth. He in in risk of committing perjury and enduring imprisonment otherwise.

No matter what side they are on.


Doubling down on "both sides are bad" is an interesting strategy. Gotta wonder what you think you're doing.
 
2022-06-29 8:18:34 AM  

1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.

Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"

No. You infer much, but miss miserably.
I said you would be well advised to measure any political statements with careful consideration. At least 7 people share your inability to understand that, so I will try to restate it in a more basic way.

If you put a politician in a courtroom and have him repeat his statements under oath you are very likely to hear the absolute truth. He in in risk of committing perjury and enduring imprisonment otherwise.

No matter what side they are on.


Oh, by the way, no one misunderstood you. They understood you fine and thought it was a stupid thing for you to say.
 
2022-06-29 8:28:22 AM  
Bailey's only hope is that Pritzker removes everybody's toilets prior to November.
 
2022-06-29 8:32:26 AM  

qorkfiend: 1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.

Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"

No. You infer much, but miss miserably.
I said you would be well advised to measure any political statements with careful consideration. At least 7 people share your inability to understand that, so I will try to restate it in a more basic way.

If you put a politician in a courtroom and have him repeat his statements under oath you are very likely to hear the absolute truth. He in in risk of committing perjury and enduring imprisonment otherwise.

No matter what side they are on.

Oh, by the way, no one misunderstood you. They understood you fine and thought it was a stupid thing for you to say.


Am I wrong? Is the risk of perjury not a great motivator in the pursuit of truth?
 
2022-06-29 8:33:21 AM  
You'd think after 2016 people would stop claiming that awful Republicans are "sure fire losers".  Far too many Americans support these vile sacs of malice and bigotry to assume they can't win.
 
2022-06-29 8:33:21 AM  

qorkfiend: 1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.

Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"

No. You infer much, but miss miserably.
I said you would be well advised to measure any political statements with careful consideration. At least 7 people share your inability to understand that, so I will try to restate it in a more basic way.

If you put a politician in a courtroom and have him repeat his statements under oath you are very likely to hear the absolute truth. He in in risk of committing perjury and enduring imprisonment otherwise.

No matter what side they are on.

Oh, by the way, no one misunderstood you. They understood you fine and thought it was a stupid thing for you to say.


You speak for many, and hopefully they will read / think for themselves.
 
2022-06-29 8:39:38 AM  

odinsposse: A very funny primary. Ken Griffin is the richest man in the state and put 50 million into supporting Richard Irvin in the hopes that a suburban moderate could win the election. And Griffin is so mad about losing (again, he's tried to run state GOP politics for a while) he decided to leave the state before the primary was even decided. And he cited the crime in Chicago as the reason for moving but is moving operations to Miami, a city that has a higher crime rate. The whole thing has just been Ken Griffin making himself look stupid.


Much like when Jimmy John declared it was the 2011 IL income tax hike that made him decide to move his kids and family to FL...except he moved them there 4 months before the law passed. Rich assholes just love blaming Democrats for what they were going to do anyway.
 
2022-06-29 9:03:05 AM  
Wow they really buried Baileys name.

I was amused by jbs racist ads against Irvin.  It really rang with the cynic in me.
 
2022-06-29 9:19:57 AM  

arrogantbastich: Quit telling these assholes it's ok for them to run for office. Their base is clearly too farking stupid to be trusted to do the right thing.


Features, not bugs.
 
2022-06-29 9:20:09 AM  
Bailey's Dick Uihline-funded ads against Irvin were a master class in barely masked racism (for those of you not familiar, Irvin is black, and Dick Uihline, owner of Uline office products, is a wart on Beelzebub's scrotum).

Also, Bailey gives off really strong middle-school-wrestling-coach-who-loiters-around-the-showers energy. I'll be shocked- SHOCKED, I SAY- if some accusers don't come forward in the next few months.

Richard Irwin, meanwhile, seemed to be caught off guard by such trick questions as "did you vote for Trump?" or "how about this whole Roe v. Wade thing?"

Jesse Sullivan, who came is 2nd, is remarkable for being too loathsome even for Republicans. Also, I think in one of his ads his wife was blinking out a distress signal, while as for Jesse, I don't think he blinks at all.
 
2022-06-29 9:24:29 AM  
I love how Paul Schimpf's name doesn't even come up. Dude gave up his state Senate seat because Trump's people promised him a federal judge seat...that never appeared. So to save face and run down campaign cash he cooked up this governor run as cover.
 
2022-06-29 9:44:55 AM  

Shaggy_C: Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.


Pritzker seems like a decent guy. Not a disciple of machine politics like the Daleys or in to empire building like Madigan.

Mostly seems to make the news when he's declaring some principle of values like supporting abortion rights or talking about state budget issues. Which is impressive because the last few legislatures and governors had no problem running the ship of state aground.

The Daleys are gone fishing in retirement as far as I'm aware, Blago is a traveler of right-wing lunatic media these days, and Madigan got caught in the cookie jar up to his elbow and was tossed out unceremoniously.

The state does have real problems to address, but things seem to be slowly normalizing. Whenever I visit my parents in Indiana, that seems like more of a shiatshow. Largely because from what I can tell they don't have a government and I'm avoiding potholes like speed racer.
 
2022-06-29 9:44:58 AM  
*pinches bridge of nose* *sighs deeply*
If you don't take the murder clown seriously and everyone assumes the murder clown will lose, no one shows up to vote.
If no one shows up to vote, the murder clown gets elected.
If the murder clown gets elected, he murders us.
 
2022-06-29 10:50:30 AM  

imashark: Shaggy_C: Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.

Pritzker seems like a decent guy. Not a disciple of machine politics like the Daleys or in to empire building like Madigan.

Mostly seems to make the news when he's declaring some principle of values like supporting abortion rights or talking about state budget issues. Which is impressive because the last few legislatures and governors had no problem running the ship of state aground.

The Daleys are gone fishing in retirement as far as I'm aware, Blago is a traveler of right-wing lunatic media these days, and Madigan got caught in the cookie jar up to his elbow and was tossed out unceremoniously.

The state does have real problems to address, but things seem to be slowly normalizing. Whenever I visit my parents in Indiana, that seems like more of a shiatshow. Largely because from what I can tell they don't have a government and I'm avoiding potholes like speed racer.


My family moved to Illinois in 1990, after my dad retired from the AF, though he and my mom were both born here. Pritzker has been the best governor in the time that I've lived here and I hope like hell he wins reelection.  It seems like the state is finally on the right track.  What worries me is that there's nothing around here (McLean county), but Bailey signs and Pritzker Sucks signs.  Hopefully, the blue areas of the state will be enough to cancel out our derp.

grumbleputty: Jesse Sullivan, who came is 2nd, is remarkable for being too loathsome even for Republicans. Also, I think in one of his ads his wife was blinking out a distress signal, while as for Jesse, I don't think he blinks at all.


That ad with the wife was my least favorite of all the political ads so far.  That's the one with the 2 of them sitting in church while Jesse talks about their pro-life values.  Sadly, I don't think she was blinking out a distress signal, as she seems exactly like the vapid white chicks conservative men seem to flock to.  White, pretty, "Christian", and willing to throw other women and their rights under the bus to gain even a smidgen of power as the spouse of a politician.  She doesn't speak in that video, just looks concerned and nods as her husband talks.  She strikes me as the kind of woman who would force her teenage daughter to have a secret abortion should she end up pregnant.
 
2022-06-29 10:53:54 AM  

1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.

Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"

No. You infer much, but miss miserably.
I said you would be well advised to measure any political statements with careful consideration. At least 7 people share your inability to understand that, so I will try to restate it in a more basic way.

If you put a politician in a courtroom and have him repeat his statements under oath you are very likely to hear the absolute truth. He in in risk of committing perjury and enduring imprisonment otherwise.

No matter what side they are on.

Oh, by the way, no one misunderstood you. They understood you fine and thought it was a stupid thing for you to say.

Am I wrong? Is the risk of perjury not a great motivator in the pursuit of truth?


Baby.

Three Supreme Court justices lied under oath to Congress en route to what happened last Friday. You are living in a fantasy world.
 
2022-06-29 12:37:36 PM  
It's a conservative district in Central Illinois. She won't lose in November.
 
2022-06-29 12:57:01 PM  

imashark: Shaggy_C: Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.

Pritzker seems like a decent guy. Not a disciple of machine politics like the Daleys or in to empire building like Madigan.

Mostly seems to make the news when he's declaring some principle of values like supporting abortion rights or talking about state budget issues. Which is impressive because the last few legislatures and governors had no problem running the ship of state aground.

The Daleys are gone fishing in retirement as far as I'm aware, Blago is a traveler of right-wing lunatic media these days, and Madigan got caught in the cookie jar up to his elbow and was tossed out unceremoniously.

The state does have real problems to address, but things seem to be slowly normalizing. Whenever I visit my parents in Indiana, that seems like more of a shiatshow. Largely because from what I can tell they don't have a government and I'm avoiding potholes like speed racer.


Indiana does really have the worst roads I have ever driven on in the US, and I (for my sins) live in Missouri. You can immediately tell when you leave Illinois and enter Indiana on I-70 because it becomes like driving on a washboard.
 
2022-06-29 12:59:18 PM  

Bazolar: imashark: Shaggy_C: Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.

Pritzker seems like a decent guy. Not a disciple of machine politics like the Daleys or in to empire building like Madigan.

Mostly seems to make the news when he's declaring some principle of values like supporting abortion rights or talking about state budget issues. Which is impressive because the last few legislatures and governors had no problem running the ship of state aground.

The Daleys are gone fishing in retirement as far as I'm aware, Blago is a traveler of right-wing lunatic media these days, and Madigan got caught in the cookie jar up to his elbow and was tossed out unceremoniously.

The state does have real problems to address, but things seem to be slowly normalizing. Whenever I visit my parents in Indiana, that seems like more of a shiatshow. Largely because from what I can tell they don't have a government and I'm avoiding potholes like speed racer.

My family moved to Illinois in 1990, after my dad retired from the AF, though he and my mom were both born here. Pritzker has been the best governor in the time that I've lived here and I hope like hell he wins reelection.  It seems like the state is finally on the right track.  What worries me is that there's nothing around here (McLean county), but Bailey signs and Pritzker Sucks signs.  Hopefully, the blue areas of the state will be enough to cancel out our derp.


McLean county isn't in Chicagoland, and as far as I can tell for statewide office in IL that means nobody care what they think.
 
2022-06-29 1:46:32 PM  

fireside68: 1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: qorkfiend: 1funguy: Sadly, any statement made by anyone seeking office has to be considered suspect, no matter what side they are on.

There are no standards of decency in politics in the United States, and truth is only pursuable under threat of imprisonment.

I believe there are even laws that protect candidates from statements made while in pursuit of office, whereupon they are further protected from incarceration.

Follow their statements if you will, but until the courts are involved you cannot be sure of anything they say.

Article: "this person running as a Republican is a dangerous lunatic"
You: "everyone remember both sides are bad"

No. You infer much, but miss miserably.
I said you would be well advised to measure any political statements with careful consideration. At least 7 people share your inability to understand that, so I will try to restate it in a more basic way.

If you put a politician in a courtroom and have him repeat his statements under oath you are very likely to hear the absolute truth. He in in risk of committing perjury and enduring imprisonment otherwise.

No matter what side they are on.

Oh, by the way, no one misunderstood you. They understood you fine and thought it was a stupid thing for you to say.

Am I wrong? Is the risk of perjury not a great motivator in the pursuit of truth?

Baby.

Three Supreme Court justices lied under oath to Congress en route to what happened last Friday. You are living in a fantasy world.


Again, under penalty of perjury...
The prosecution would emasculate them.

/ even the woman
// thanks for calling me baby, dad
/// mom says you have a little wiener
 
2022-06-29 1:56:59 PM  

mrmopar5287: It's a conservative district in Central Illinois. She won't lose in November.


IL 2nd?
 
2022-06-29 2:05:35 PM  

BoothbyTCD: Bazolar: imashark: Shaggy_C: Illinois government is a mess. I wouldn't count the Republican out for no other reason than we love to send our sitting governors to jail.

Pritzker seems like a decent guy. Not a disciple of machine politics like the Daleys or in to empire building like Madigan.

Mostly seems to make the news when he's declaring some principle of values like supporting abortion rights or talking about state budget issues. Which is impressive because the last few legislatures and governors had no problem running the ship of state aground.

The Daleys are gone fishing in retirement as far as I'm aware, Blago is a traveler of right-wing lunatic media these days, and Madigan got caught in the cookie jar up to his elbow and was tossed out unceremoniously.

The state does have real problems to address, but things seem to be slowly normalizing. Whenever I visit my parents in Indiana, that seems like more of a shiatshow. Largely because from what I can tell they don't have a government and I'm avoiding potholes like speed racer.

My family moved to Illinois in 1990, after my dad retired from the AF, though he and my mom were both born here. Pritzker has been the best governor in the time that I've lived here and I hope like hell he wins reelection.  It seems like the state is finally on the right track.  What worries me is that there's nothing around here (McLean county), but Bailey signs and Pritzker Sucks signs.  Hopefully, the blue areas of the state will be enough to cancel out our derp.

McLean county isn't in Chicagoland, and as far as I can tell for statewide office in IL that means nobody care what they think.


We somehow managed to elect Bruce farking Rauner, though.  Hoping enough people remember how much of a disaster he was for the state.  Bailey would be Rauner, but worse.
 
2022-06-29 2:31:09 PM  

Saiga410: mrmopar5287: It's a conservative district in Central Illinois. She won't lose in November.

IL 2nd?


Sheit, I was thinking about Mary Miller defeating Rodney Davis in the 15th. That was the local kerfluffle where my parents live.
 
2022-06-29 2:34:04 PM  

imashark: Which is impressive because the last few legislatures and governors had no problem running the ship of state aground.


The only thing making Pritzker's budgets look good was:
1. The unexpected tax revenue from the booming economy during Trump's Presidency, and;
2. The unexpected windfall of the billions of federal dollars from COVID slush money.

We're plugging budget holes with federal bailouts.
 
2022-06-29 2:35:40 PM  

Bazolar: We somehow managed to elect Bruce farking Rauner, though.


Pat Quinn was responsible for that. Three County Quinn did enough that the backlash was in favor of Rauner.
 
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