Saturday, October 20, 2018

Helene Speaks

Extreme Helene Walsh got her extreme closeup. WGN Channel 9 aimed the spotlight at Helene (née Joe) Walsh this week:

A closer look at extreme candidates in Illinois
Here Lake County favorite son Helene Walsh betrays her ignorance over how government works:
In Illinois House District 51, local Republicans chose Helene Miller Walsh to fill the vacant seat. She's married to conservative firebrand Joe Walsh, a former congressman. Helene Walsh, like her husband, has expressed controversial views, some of which were reportedly posted on Facebook. "I don't even know what hate speech is," Walsh said at a recent League of Women Voters candidate forum. "You're allowed to say whatever you want in this country. ... That's called free speech."
A closer look at extreme candidates in Illinois
In point of fact, you are not allowed to say whatever you want in this county.  Your Constitutional Right to Free Speech does not extend to, for instance, verbal assault. If you were to go and call someone an ignorant slut, you would not be protected by the First Amendment.

Unless of course ignorant slut was being employed for satirical purposes. Just Sayin!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Willard Writes

never bring cupid's arrow to a gunfight
Willard ❤❤❤ Peter.

Lake County Clerk In Perpetua Willard Helander sent a valentine to Lake County vestigial Congressman Peter Roskam:
Roskam is the real deal and is working for you.

Willard Helander

Letter: Supporting Peter Roskam
Note to Ops: Sweetest Day is this Saturday. Show that special bae of yours just how you feel in a carefully crafted op-ed submitted to the local paper.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Time of Trump

Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
Attorney and activist Richard M. Goldwasser will speak on the subject of Advocating in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Time of Trump.He is currently the chair of J Street Chicago which works to promote a two-state solution to the conflict.
  • Sunday
    October 21 2018
    2:00 pm
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
  • $15
    (Students Free)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Haunted House District Six

There is no truth to the rumor that Peter Roskam will not attend a townhall meeting because he's spooked by his constituents.  No, there will be no townhall meetings with vestigial Lake County Congressman Peter Roskam because he will be guiding tours of Sixth House District Haunted Houses instead.

Here Roskam scares the bejeebers out of his voters, while Beetlejuice lurks over his shoulder:

Trump looms large as Rep. Peter Roskam fights for his political life against Sean Casten
Note to Ops: It's showtime!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Signs of Intruders

Unlike the Chicago Cubs, Peter Roskam has a ready-made excuse for when he chokes. Someone is stealing his signs.

Haha, vestigial Lake County Congressman Peter Roskam issued this press release, with a dire warning:
This past week, at a Roskam supporter's home in Wheaton, a young man in a hoody was spotted in her front yard with both hands on the Roskam for Congress yard sign.
Congressional updates: Underwood raises $2+ million; Casten up by 5; Londrigan down by 1
Homeowners who are trained to respond to the sound of a dog whistle are reported to have witnessed this:
This past week, at a Roskam supporter's home in Wheaton, a young black man from the hood was spotted in her front yard with bare hands on Roskam.
Your LakeCountyEye medevaced the Roskam press release to Fermilab (conveniently located in the Sixth Congressional District) for analysis:
Note to Ops in the 6th Congressional District: Lock your doors.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Extreme Helene

a helene website
Lake County favorite son Helene Walsh finally has a website. And by your LakeCountyEye's reckoning, a hella good one:
Extreme Helene Walsh
Card carrying NRA member Helene (née Joe) Walsh can usually be counted on to shoot from the hip. And his her new website does not disappoint:
Helene Walsh shared a post.

But let's spend our time and resources teaching our kids about anal and oral sex and how to pray to Allah and wear a hijab.

Note to Ops: Get over to Extreme Helene Walsh and like it on your Twitter and Facebook and Snapchat and Pinterest and Yelp today!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What's Black & White and White All Over?

How are the white people of Lake County doing? For the answer, look no farther than Lake County's #1 fakenews source, the Lake County Gazette:

Lake County Gazette

Lake County Gazette / Page 2
The Lake County Gazette is the only Lake County media outlet that obtains its news content solely from Russian Twitter Bots.

Note to Ops: Your LakeCountyEye has ascertained that that Russian Twitter Bot joke is not a joke.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

There's No Fool Like a Fossil Fool

Peter Roskam emerged this week from his climate-controlled underground bunker to take credit for having defeated global warming:
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican in a tight race with Democratic challenger Sean Casten, took credit for the EPA's commitment to conduct more testing for ethylene oxide in part of the area he represents in Congress. Casten has criticized Roskam for having a 7 percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters on public health and environment legislation, and for supporting Republican-authored bills that would strip the EPA of authority to address health risks from ethylene oxide and other toxic chemicals.
After weeks of public outrage about Sterigenics, Trump EPA to test air in surrounding neighborhoods
Roskam, Lake County's vestigial Congressman, subsequently saw the shadow of a townhall, and quickly retreated back to his underground cleanroom facility. Where fossil fuel industry lobbyists are asked to send their checks:

Fossil Fool Peter Roskam
The Groundhog was unavailable for comment.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Stick to Your Gunx

CONCEAL CARRY must be something like concealed carry, because whatever it is, Helene Walsh is all for it.

An actual unretouched screencap from State Rep Helene (née Joe) Walsh's website:

I am a proud member of the NRA and have my conceal carry license. I truly believe in the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment as well as the practicality of having law abiding citizens who are trained to handle firearms. I believe conceal carry was long overdue because our old gunx laws restricted the rights of well-trained citizens, particularly veterans, from possessing firearms while criminals seemed to publicly carry with impunity. I believe conceal carry has made Illinois safer, not less safe, and provides greater ability for law abiding citizens to protect themselves, their families and their property.

If you are someone who has seen Walsh's website, to be sure stranger things have happened. And if you are at all like your LakeCountyEye, you would have one question:
What's a GUNX?

According to the urban dictionary:
a crew that consists of girrl punx, rude girls, zipper girls, psychobettys & drunx
It is not known which crew Representative Walsh caucuses with:
  • girrl punx
  • rude girls
  • zipper girls
  • psychobettys
  • drunx
Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Make a Clean Breast of It

In preparation for Halloween, the Chicago Tribune has been channelling Helene Walsh. They scrubbed their website.

As readers of this blog are aware,
Does BGLCC Stand for NSFW?
the Tribune ran a story about a pornographic website that had been spoofing the Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

The Trib story contained a hotlink to the website in question. And by hotlink, your LakeCountyEye means an active hyperlink to a XXX hardcore pornsite.

Now having, erm, blown the whistle, your LakeCountyEye observes that the hyperlink to the pornsite has been disabled in the Chicago Tribune story:

Fake website displaying obscene content taken down by Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Note to Ops: Are there any other pornsite links remaining on the Internet? Just askin!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

How To Save Constitutional Democracy

Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
Drawing on the experiences of numerous countries that have seen democratic norms undermined by the rise of authoritarian populist movements, Professor and author Tom Ginsburg will discus how the United States is also vulnerable to these forces.
  • Sunday
    September 23 2018
    2:00 pm
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
  • $15
    (Students Free)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Does BGLCC Stand for NSFW?

Look out Pornhub, the Chicago Tribune is breathing down your neck.

The Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce website was hijacked by a pornsite and the Chicago Tribune was on the story:
Rife with obscene content and, at one time, the face of President Donald Trump, a fake website that claimed to represent the Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce has been taken down weeks after officials discovered it.
Fake website displaying obscene content taken down by Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Note to Ops: Don't you just hate when this happens to you? Your LakeCountyEye certainly does.

According to the Tribune:
the chamber managed to shut down the site 24 hours after filing a complaint on Sept. 14 with the hosting company
Fake website displaying obscene content taken down by Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
What makes this a man-bites-dog story (and not merely a dog-bites-man story) are the hyperlinks that are posted on the Tribune's website. Here is an actual unredacted screen cap from the Chicago Tribune story:
The fake website is circled above.

Spoiler Alert: Contrary to what the Tribune story implies, the hyperlink is active. And there is a reason why the hyperlink has not been posted on this blog.

Nuff said!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Miller-Walsh's deleted Facebook posts are her opponent's dream

If the dark web means anything, it has to be the Lake County Gazette. That's because stories there keep vanishing.

Last week Lake County's #1 fakenews source -- the Lake County Gazette -- posted a story critical of State Rep Helene Walsh. But don't bother reading it, the story was quickly killed:
Miller-Walsh's deleted Facebook posts are her opponent's dream
Not to worry. With the expert help of a 400lb hacker sitting on a bed, your LakeCountyEye has been able to resurrect the story:

And just to make sure the search engines can pick it up, here is the text of the story:
Miller-Walsh's deleted Facebook posts are her opponent's dream

In less than a month on the job, state Rep. Helene Miller Walsh (R-Mundelein) has served up plenty of campaign material to her Democratic opponent Mary Edly-Allen of Libertyville.

For the second time since Mark Shaw, Lake County GOP chairman and co-chair of the Illinois Republican Party, appointed her on August 18 to the 51st House seat vacated by Nick Sauer over charges of sexual misconduct, Walsh has scrambled to delete over-the-top, offensive statements from her Facebook page.

Just yesterday on the anniversary of 9/11, Walsh wrote about the dangers of socialism and globalism “bringing down our government and our duly elected officials in far more insidious ways” than the 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

"They come in the form of a pretty young woman (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) or a very old man (Bernie Sanders) who has never worked a 9-5 job preaching a form of government that has been responsible for more human tragedy in all of recorded history,” she wrote. “Or an eloquent former president (Barack Obama) who could never utter the words 'radical Islam' but had no trouble apologizing for the USA at every world stage."

In August, she deleted other posts after the Democrats skewered her.

Nancy Shepherdson, the 6th District Democratic State Central Committeewoman and co-chair of the Illinois 6th District Democrats, said in an August 20 statement that Walsh deleted a July 3 Facebook post about illegal immigrants that stated: “Don't want to be separated from your kids…don't break our laws.”.

“Helene Walsh should be straight with the voters of the 51st District,” Shepherdson said. “If, for instance, she believes that children should be separated from parents who are applying for legal asylum, she shouldn't be afraid to say so.”

At the time of the appointment, Shaw told the Daily Herald that Walsh would not only represent constituents well in the 51st, but would be capable of "putting a campaign together virtually overnight."

He also said that her travels to many parts of Illinois will benefit the legislature.

"She really understands the different viewpoints of people from across the state," Shaw said.

Walsh is married to former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, an outspoken and controversial evening radio host on WIND AM-560 – he was suspended a few years ago for using the N-word on the air.

The Illinois 51st District stretches from western Mundelein in the north to Vernon Hills, Long Grove and Barrington in the south, with most of Libertyville in its center.

The election is November 6.
Note to Ops: The Internet is forever.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Culture of Tightfistedness

I has a HSA!
If the culture of corruption is a disease then Lake County GOP has it. That's because the Republican Lake County Board has slashed the health insurance on County employees:
The passage of a new health insurance plan by the Lake County Board this week drew warnings from the circuit court clerk and the union representing employees in that department to reconsider part of the plan or face an unfair labor practice charge.
Employees 'feeling betrayed' over Lake County's cuts to insurance contributions, circuit clerk says
The sore spot is over Health Savings Accounts (HSA):
Under the new proposal, the county's contribution to the HSA would be reduced by $50 for single coverage and $100 for family coverage for the second year in a row.
Employees 'feeling betrayed' over Lake County's cuts to insurance contributions, circuit clerk says
HSA (aka junk insurance) accounts are favored by the Republican Party:
HSAs can be a beneficial option for certain consumers, but those who are wealthy are more likely to benefit. Those without a substantial income are less likely to benefit from HSAs because they do not have the money to set aside for the account.
What are health savings accounts, or HSAs, and why do Republicans like them so much?
This may be why Barry Burton is happy with the County's HSA plan. Burton is the Lake County Administrator, and makes $247,090:
County Administrator Barry Burton said Friday that the HSA account policy started with large contributions by the county, but the payments have been been scaling it back so they are more in line with the industry standards. "We have had increased health insurance costs, but it is well below the national average," he said.
Employees 'feeling betrayed' over Lake County's cuts to insurance contributions, circuit clerk says
Note to Ops: Barry Burton will be leaving for a higher-paying County Administrator job in Florida. So, if you work for Lake County and you can't afford your health insurance, you have no cause to complain. Just switch jobs to Lake County Administrator. It pays quite well.