November 05, 2014


I've been down hard with a relapse of the flu or flu-like thing that I was beset with over the weekend.  I noticed while perusing the aftermath of the election that the Republicans did rather well. 

Then I heard that they won the governorship in Illinois.

Now having read that, I should have woken up immediately, but I didn't, and I can't.

I appear to be trapped in a coma or something and experiencing a bizarre hallucination...I'm kind of afraid. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 02:19 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 And Maryland.  And Massachusetts.  And only MA was particularly close, at least as it currently stands.  It's kinda wacky.

Posted by: ReallyBored at Wed Nov 5 14:41:02 2014 (n3V1X)

2 You need to really stress your current "reality" to make sure it's not just a nice dream.  Quick, run out and check the condition of your car!  Is it brand new, with no mechanical defects?

Posted by: Siergen at Wed Nov 5 20:11:16 2014 (r3+4f)

3 If this were anime, someone would pinch your cheek to prove to you that you aren't still dreaming.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Nov 5 22:11:35 2014 (+rSRq)

4 I hold absolutely no hope that Rauner will be much different than the preceding Governors of Illinois... I just hope he won't be indicted or arrested before his term in office is over.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Nov 5 22:43:44 2014 (jGQR+)

5 "...I just hope he won't be indicted or arrested before his term in office is over."
Let's not get carried away.  Isn't that against the Illinois Constitution?

Posted by: Ben at Thu Nov 6 10:19:56 2014 (S4UJw)

6 Pat Quinn was the first Illinois governor in 15 years who served out a term without being convicted (not just arrested or indicted). And voters booted him out. The incentives seem out of whack there.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Nov 6 11:28:43 2014 (RqRa5)

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Nov 6 18:14:09 2014 (jGQR+)

8 I think that "staying out of jail" isn't a sufficient achievement to justify reelection. Voters were looking at the dismal financial shape of Illinois government, I suspect, and decided the Democrats couldn't cut it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Nov 6 20:33:06 2014 (+rSRq)

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