Thursday, July 19, 2018

An Easy Marksman

AK-47 through 12
Bad news for those who can't keep a babysitter. There will not be a children's table at the next Lake County Republican 2nd Amendment Dinner and Gun Raffle.

Ex-Lake County Congressman Joe Walsh had been promoting a program to arm preschoolers with guns, called Kinder-Guardians.  And gun-owners were hoping to bring their toddlers to the next Lake County GOP gun raffle -- where some lucky little shaver would take home a pea shooter or a cap pistol or a rocket propelled grenade launcher.

Your LakeCountyEye has recently learned, however, that it was all too good to be true:
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh joined a growing list of conservative politicians blasting comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime series "Who Is America?" after Walsh said he got duped into supporting a fake program in Israel providing firearms to 4-year-old children.
Former Rep. Joe Walsh explains how 'Who Is America?' star Sacha Baron Cohen duped him
The same Kinder-Guardian program that Joe Walsh had been seen promoting on YouTube now seems to be a flimflam.

Operatives who had enrolled their children in Kinder-Guardians are encouraged to contact Joe Walsh for a full refund.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Joe PWNED

Shockjock, and former Lake County Congressman, Joe Walsh may be down on his luck. Walsh is now doing PSAs for the NRA:

Who Is America?
Walsh delivers an on-camera endorsement for a program to put guns in the hands of pre-schoolers, called Kinder-Guardians.

Is kindergarten too early to acquire a rudimentary knowledge of mortars? Joe Walsh doesn't think so:
"The intensive three-week Kinder-Guardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars. In less than a month -— less than a month! -— a first-grader can become a first grenade-er."

"Happy shooting, kids."
It is unknown if Walsh has a personal financial stake with Kinder-Guardians.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Real China Challenge Updated


Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
John L. Rogers, professor and legal counselor, will address China's aggressive acquisition of US technologies that impact this country’s military and economic strengths.
  • Sunday
    July 22 2018
    2:00 pm
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
    773-281-0378
  • $15
    (Students Free)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Kick in the Pence

Fiddy Pence
US Vice President Mike Pence was in town yesterday to raise money for Peter Roskam. Lake County vestigial Congressman Peter Roskam, on the other hand, was AWOL:
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is skipping Vice President Mike Pence's appearance Friday in Rosemont -- planning to be in Washington to take votes instead -- but Gov. Bruce Rauner will be at the event to introduce Pence, officials confirmed Thursday. Pence is expected to headline a fundraiser for Roskam and other Republicans in the area
Roskam, Hultgren to skip Pence event in Rosemont, but Rainer won't
Roskam had known about the Vice President's visit, officials confirmed.  Roskam could not attend however because he mistakenly believed the Vice President would be headlining a townhall.

Note to Peter Roskam campaign Ops: Waitstaff for the $25,000 fundraiser report an unclaimed sack of cash. Please hurry.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

25,000 Pence

QOTD:How many guns does someone take home from an Illinois GOP fundraiser for a $25,000 donation?
Answer:Ask Peter Roskam.
Legitimate businessman and US Vice President Mike Pence is in town to raise money for Peter Roskam:
On Friday, Pence is scheduled to return to the Midwest for an American First Policies tax event and a fundraiser in suburban Chicago. The vice president is advertised as the headliner for a fundraiser for Rep. Peter Roskam, whose district — carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016 — is the number one Democratic target in Illinois. An invitation to the fundraiser asks for a $25,000-a-couple donation.
Pence launches Midwest damage control mission
Roskam, Lake County's vestigial Congressman, no doubt needs the liquid assets to pay for some pricey, nautical-themed Internet ads:
If you haven't seen these ads, you need to sign-up with YachtWorld.

Note to Ops on the lookout for wealthy donors:  Your LakeCountyEye has obtained an advance list of those potentates attending the Peter Roskam $25,000 fundraiser:

"May I put you down for $25,000?"
Even Mr Magoo could see that this is another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision™!
Lovey was unavailable for comment.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Easter in July

The first week of July is a national holiday in Lake County, where the voters take a day off from work and hunt for Easter Eggs.

Your 2018 Easter Egg contains Lake County Chairman Aaron Lawlor, who has logged cameo appearances in many YouTube videos.

Last year, Lawlor scored a cameo celebrity-chef walk-on in this Lake County sponsored cooking video:

The Bounty of Lake County
And who can forget Lawlor's spot-on cameo Homer-Simpson-imitation in this classic Lake County paid-for video:

Visit Lake County Illinois,
Best Day of My Life in Lake County,
Illinois. Tourism
Well, Mr Lawlor is at it again. Of late, Lawlor has been actively pushing back against the movement to elect the Lake County Assessor. Can you spot Aaron Lawlor's cameo appearance in this Lake County Assessor video:

Julie Simpson for Lake County - "Elect The Assessor"
LakeCountyEye Easter Egg Hunt winners receive a free assessment.

Friday, July 6, 2018

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE BUT DIDN'T!

Didn't You?
Did you know that 90% of voters when given an opportunity to vote for their township assessor, chose to sit that election out? Even more worrisome, there is another election scheduled, 4 months from now, on November 6. Don't people know that voting only encourages them to keep running?

If you are like your LakeCountyEye there is nothing you hate more than being governmental-body shamed into voting at someone's stupid election. The good news is you don't have to. Not if you have a legitimate excuse not to vote. Not to mention ten:
10 Absolutely Appropriate Grounds for
Sitting Out the 2018 General Election
  1. Fell in the Antioch Sinkhole.

  2. I'm Princess Nudelman.

  3. 3 Words: West Nile Virus

  4. I Don't Speak English, Capisce?

  5. Willard is My Pollwatcher.

  6. The Canadian National Train was Double Parked on the Tracks.

  7. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran + Jeff Sessions = BFF
    ... Nuff Said!

  8. Totaled the Car on the Long Grove Covered Bridge.

  9. The 100-Year-Flood Ferry-Boat Shuttle-to-the-Poll Sank.

  10. The GOP Does Not Allow It.
Look for your LakeCountyEye trolling Lake County floodwaters near you.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Election Meddling

don't ask for permission
Suppose they gave an election and nobody came? If the question was solely up to the Lake County Board, you would never know.

A Bill sitting on the Governor's desk could give you, the voter, the responsibility to elect your Lake County Assessor. Currently, the County Assessor is appointed by the County Board Chair, Aaron Lawlor.

No surprise, Lawlor is none to pleased and wants the Bill, SB2544, vetoed:
Lawlor argued that the legislation was passed with political trickery by gutting a bill and inserting the proposal in it so it could be approved in the waning days of the legislative session.
Lake County Board committees back opposition to putting assessor's post on November ballot
Not to be outdone, two Lake County Board committees turned a blind eye to their own political trickery and passed their own resolutions:
Members of the Lake County Board ignored the taxpayers who support SB2544 and chose, instead, to pass a resolution opposing the bill that included baseless accusations and turned this taxpayer initiative into a political circus by recommending that the governor issue an amendatory veto on the bill.
LAKE COUNTY BOARD VOTES AGAINST CONSTITUENTS, TURNS TAXPAYER BACKED MEASURE INTO POLITICAL CIRCUS
One observer close to the ground said: "I haven't seen this many tricks since David Copperfield played Las Vegas."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Monday, July 2, 2018

You Can't Spell Courage Without an Entourage

If you blinked you would have missed Peter Roskam.

Cryptoanalysts have verified that Lake County vestigial Congressman Peter Roskam was in Palatine on Saturday:

Palatine Hometown Fest parade draws a crowd, despite the heat
Roskam is in the picture, flanked on all sides by campaign volunteers. As far away as possible from the crowd.

Next Week:
Don't Touch Kanye
  • Never put your hands on the boss
The Dos And Don’ts Of Being Kanye West’s Bodyguard

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Research & Disease

If you went to a Families Belong Together Rally on Saturday hoping to see Peter Roskam, you were disappointed:
Arlington Heights, Elgin, other suburbs join national Families Belong Together rallies
He was with one constituent however, Dan Proft, host of Chicago's Morning Answer. Roskam, Lake County's vestigial Congressman, met the cigar-wielding Proft in his underground bunker and walk-in humidor:
Topic #1 of discussion was R&D, aka Research and Disease ...
Peter
Roskam:
"R & D on research and diseases, infrastructure spending, all of these sort of things are crowded out based on Medicare that is taking more and more and more."


[tl;dw]
ATC: Dan Proft & Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL6)
Note to Peter Roskam campaign Ops: Cough Cough