Sunday, May 31, 2020

Rod Rolled

Rod Blagojevich wants your business. For $75, Blagojevich will create just for you a personalized video:

Cameo -- Rod Blagojevich
Blagojevich (honorary chair of Trump Victory Illinois), sent a personalized video to Lake County State Rep David McSweeney. And McSweeney sued:
An Illinois Republican who plans to retire from the legislature and run for statewide office threatened a lawsuit to take down a personalized video message recorded by former Governor Rod Blagojevich. When state Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) found out that a video of Blagojevich wishing him a happy retirement was making the rounds in statehouse circles in March, he sicced his lawyers after the online celebrity shoutout company Cameo to take it down.
McSweeney mulls lawsuit over 'defamatory' Blagojevich video
Note to Ops: If you want to get on David McSweeney's good side, send him a Rick Astley video greeting instead:

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
You never gonna regret it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

But Who's Counting

An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette, Lake County's #1 fakenews source:

Lake County Gazette
Q: What is black and white and red all over?

A: The Lake County Gazette -- if one out of three is all you need.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Fever Snitch

Note to Ops: Hide your stash. Lake County has a narc in the State Legislature.

Unless you are behind the safety of closed doors, you better watch your back. That's because State Rep David McSweeney has been writing down what he sees. One letter penned by McSweeney landed on the desk of the Trump Justice Dept. The NorthWest Herald printed a copy:
McSweeney sends letter to attorney general to investigate Pritzker's 'unconstitutional' stay-at-home order
If true, McSweeney's allegations will bring in the FBI. To arrest the Governor.

Why did David McSweeney drop a dime on the chief executive of the State of Illinois?
Because local businesses cannot operate.

Face it. It's what you crave.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Off the Reservation

It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that there will be a Presidential Election this year. Who knew? Not your LakeCountyEye.

Joe Walsh says he will not be voting for Donald Trump. In fact, the Ex-Lake County GOP Congressman says he will be voting for Joe Biden:
Justin Amash can't win -- he can only help Trump get reelected
So, be sure to bring cutlery, when you go to the next Annual Joe Walsh Freedom BBQ. You'll need some to cut through all of the awkward silences:
Note to Ops: And don't forget to wear your masks!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bumping Ugly

Your LakeCountyEye went to a fight the other night, and a Lakewood Village meeting broke out.


The Village of Lakewood (an honorary Lake County community) picked up some earned media this week:
An alleged fight took place May 4 between Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan and Trustee Bryan Younge, according to a report from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. According to the report, Stephan "chest-bumped" Younge, something the village president denied doing in an interview with the Northwest Herald.
Fight allegedly broke out between Lakewood village president, trustee
Health officials were quick to send out a reminder that everyone should always observe a minimum 6-foot distance before engaging in social chest bumping.

For the record, the Village of Lakewood is in McHenry County.

Nuff Said!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

You Can't Fight in City Hall

unlike gun shops
There is no truth to the rumor that the Barrington Hills village hall has been listed on airbnb for weekend shootout parties.

HaHa, Barrington Hills, which prides itself on being the only local Chicagoland community where a resident can apply to build a shooting range or a sporting clays course on their own property, will be opening their village hall to the public:
Barrington Hills' elected officials want village hall and the adjacent police headquarters to reopen to the public in less than two weeks, with visitors abiding by state regulations such as social distancing.
Barrington Hills looking to reopen village hall by May 19
Visitors will be asked to observe a minimum 6 foot distance before discharging their weapons.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hidden Agenda

Note to Ops: If you can't repeal ObamaCare, then go to Plan B -- repeal all social guidelines and let the Coronavirus spread instead.

HaHa, hands-off State Senator Dan McConchie took some jeers when he advocated opening the state back up at the expense of new COVID-19 infections:
Plan by eight Senate Republicans is a bit on the ghoulish side
Quicker than you can sneeze, McConchie is back and now is saying the Governor's emergency powers need to be clipped:

Limit Governors’ Emergency Powers
If you can't read the proposal above, that's because it was published by the Wall Street Journal.  Where it sits behind a pay-wall.  And no one can read it.

McConchie has apparently learned a valuable lesson.  If it's not on the Internet it doesn't exist.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Dead Reckoning

Charity begins at home.
Is it a coincidence that those who do not believe in Evolution and natural selection are likely to be those out protesting against stay-at-home directives?  And ignoring guidelines on social distancing and personal protection?

Your LakeCountyEye does not think so:
"Give me liberty or give me COVID-19," "F--- your face masks," and "Ban vaccines" were some of the slogans written on the hundreds of homemade signs and flags that dotted the rally.
Reopen Illinois rally draws hundreds to Loop, Springfield
Luckily, tone-deaf Lake County State Senator Dan McConchie has a plan that will fix things:
Illinois should start to ease back on some of the more aggressive social distancing measures as soon as the Illinois Hospital Association projects that ICU bed capacity is sufficient to respond to the projected levels of COVID-19 admissions.
Plan by eight Senate Republicans is a bit on the ghoulish side
McConchie's proposal basically balances the number of ICU beds available for grandma against the number of vape shops and gun ranges that can stay open.

A win-win for everyone.

Sort of.