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Monday, January 12, 2009

Illinois, Land of Lincoln & Dumbass

I have lived in Illinois all my life. I have always felt that living in the Midwest was the best place to live. It is where the good, nice and caring people lived. Even in the big city of Chicago, while the pace was faster, the people where generally good and nice. New York City prides itself on being hard and tough. Los Angeles is a city that prides itself on self. Chicago, to me, always seemed filled with people who still cared about the other people around them.

Its like the geography itself acted like a filter to keep out the undesirable aspects of society. Here we would look at what crazy things and people were happening and doing on the coasts and shake our heads. We would shake our heads because we knew better.

We were proud of Abraham Lincoln. Chicago was once the center of all things business and entertainment. In simpler things we could boast some of the best athletes and teams in the world. And recently we have Barack Obama to raise our pride levels once again.

Then there was Rod Blagojevich.

This clown has made Illinois a punch line in jokes all around the world. I'm not so naive to say that corruption wasn't going on before Rodo the Clown. Chicago is familiar to corruption, just not so blatant ignorant stupid corruption.

Rodo the Clown knew he was under investigation, yet "allegedly" continued his questionable activities. The DAYS BEFORE he was arrested he joked about being taped having conversations. And based on comments from the federal investigators Rodo the Clown, while being taped "allegedly" told his underlings, "don't use your cell phones you might be getting taped."

Here was the first wave of jokes,

And the funny email,

Now you can buy the Governor.

Personally, I think Rodo the Clown loves the attention. How else can you explain the actions of this yo-yo?


Tara said...

There is something creepy about men who spend more time on their hair than I do. He sure is entertaining though.

Mar said...

I have some questions about Rodo:
a) Is this a safe toy for children? Hope it doesn't swear.
b) Does he have other clothing, like a black jogging suit?
c) Does he quote lines from famous poems?
d) Does it have accessories, i.e. "the football"/comb?
e) Does it have the ability to appoint Senators?
f) Is it American-made?

Mark Ploch said...

I'm waiting for the Play-Doh version where when you push his arm down his hair grows out.

Mar said...

Did you ever think about a Chia-pet Blago? Now there's a way to raise cold cash!

John Wilkes Booth said...

Got news for ya. Illinois was a joke long before Blago became governor. High taxes, corrupt government, high crime and crappy weather.

Outside of those 4 things the Land of Lincoln is a swell place.

Tara said...

Ohhh I would buy the Blago-chia!!! lmao