Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Ober and Ober Again

Did Jim Oberweis wish for Christmas that the partial vote recount would be sending him to Congress?  If so he should find himself a nice pair of loose shoes. That's because he got a lump of coal in his stocking instead.

HaHa, apocryphal Congressman Jim Oberweis will not be bivouacking in Washington DC any time in the foreseeable future:
Recounts in Underwood-Oberweis, DuPage auditor and 2 other races don’t change election results
Note to Ops: If you want Santa to be nice, you might try leaving him some cookies & ice-cream. Just Sayin!

Monday, December 28, 2020

How the Grinch Stole Xmas

Note to Ops: Does lockdown have your New Year's options limited to a night of swapping pics on Snapchat? How about enrolling in a LakeCountyEye Master Class™ instead?

The end-of-year 2020 Master Class is:
How to Make a Chicago Tribune Creepy Political Cartoon
Just Like the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist™
Why the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist™ you ask? Um, because it's 2020?

Step #1
Start with a suitable stock image from Getty or some other media website:
Step #2
Flip the image along the vertical:
Step #3
Stretch the image to comical proportions:
Step #4
And voila, you've made your very own Creepy Tribune Cartoon™:
Don't miss your next LakeCountyEye Master Class™:
Make Fun of the McHenry County Blog in 60 Seconds or Less

Saturday, December 26, 2020

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

The Scrooges at the Chicago Tribune sent the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist™ to work on Xmas:
In the drawing a short, squat dybbuk called JB is shown extorting three noble and lanky wise men, presumably on their way down from the Caucasus.

JB (who may be the ancient Judea tax collector) wants their frankincense and myrrh.  This shadowy shylock nodoubt already knows about their gold.

Note to Ops: What does JB stand for? Hoo Boy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas in October

Getting to know you / Getting to know all about you / Getting to like you / Getting to hope you like me
'Tis the season of giving. And for a certain Lake County Republican Maga-Donor, the season started back in October:
Richard Uihlein donated $5,600 to Republican Dick Barr's election campaign committee, Citizens to Elect Dick Barr, on Oct. 6, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE). In addition to this contribution of $5,600 to Dick Barr, records show that Richard Uihlein has made 100 other contributions of $1,000 or more in the past five years.
Richard Uihlein donates $5,600 to Dick Barr's election campaign
Confirmed Lake County Board Commissioner, Dick Barr did not need to spend the $5600 donation on an election campaign this year. That's because he was not up for election in November. Barr's term does not expire until November of 2022.

Note to Ops: Live like every day is election day.

Friday, December 18, 2020


party school
White House sources are now saying that President Trump lost in the Electoral College because he couldn't get Dr Fauci or Vladimir Putin to take the SAT exam for him.

HaHa, legitimate businessman and Ex-President Donald J Trump is batting 0 for 2 -- he failed to win another election this week, this time the Electoral College.

What is the Electoral College? Nobody knows. What is known is, in Illinois, the Republican Party slated 20 Presidential Electors -- who will all be going to Washington to give President-Reject-Elect Trump 4 more years:
Even as President-elect Joe Biden's victory was affirmed by the Electoral College on Monday, Republican electors supporting President Donald Trump met in a handful of battleground states won by Biden and tried to appoint themselves as "alternate electors" that could keep the president in office.
Why Trump's latest Electoral College ploy is doomed to fail
Like the Spanish Inquisition, the two chief weapons of these Republican alternate electors are fear, surprise and ruthless efficiency. So don't expect to find their names anywhere on the Internet.

No, really.

The Republican Party, like the Democrats, are statutorily required to field a slate of Presidential Electors. But unlike their Democratic counterparts, the 2020 Illinois Republican electors are nowhere to be found on the Internet. Anywhere. It's as if they never existed.

Operatives take note: This year's Internet Challenge directs you to find the identities of the Illinois Republican 2020 Presidential Electors. Who are these people? The first Op to name all 20 electors will take home an Xmas stocking stuffed with a fine holiday assortment of plaudits and kudos, enough to make even Santa blush.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Wooster Lake Update

From your comments in my last post, Wooster Lake in Consideration, I read about the difficulty with filing a civil suit. Nobody I'm sure ever wants to spend time in court looking to recover monetary damages. You have to hire an attorney, and even if you win there is no guarantee that you will ever be compensated.

Having said that, if I bought a house that was misrepresented to me, and those misrepresentations were in writing, I would think hard about seeking a legal remedy.  Especially if the sale was negotiated by a realtor.

A lawsuit against any realtor could be damaging to that realtor, not only monetarily but to their reputation.

I'm surprised that any reputable realtor would partner with some organization or association that would leave it exposed to any sort of legal action like this.

Friday, December 11, 2020


Are you like your LakeCountyEye?  Are you waiting for December 24 to buy those last-minute Christmas gifts? Well wait no more.

Why not get that special COVID cohabitant of yours Joe Walsh's book?

Lake County favorite son and Former-One-Term-Congressman Joe Walsh has a new book:
F*ck Silence
Calling Trump Out for the Cultish, Moronic, Authoritarian Con Man He Is
The book came out  last February, around the same time Walsh failed to win the Presidential nomination in the 2020 Republican primary.

Now, you may have heard it here first ...
Joe Bananas
but this confirms it: Joe Walsh is running for President again.

How does your LakeCountyEye know?

It's elementary ...

No one ever writes a book to run for President. HaHa, of course not. You run for President to sell your book.

Take that to the bank!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Joe Bananas

walsh and wear
Santa must be making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice. Why else would Joe Walsh vote for Joe Biden?
I will vote against Donald Trump and do something I've never ever done before: vote for a Democrat for president.
Hannity, Tucker, and Me
HaHa, Lake County favorite son and Ex-One-Term-Congressman Joe Walsh is nodoubt testing the waters for a 2024 presidential run.

No stranger to presidential politics, Walsh beat Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. Walsh, in fact, would be President today if that election had not been rigged and a fraud.

Walsh, who is nobody's fool, knows that very few have won higher office without winning lower office first. 2022 is coming up fast. Do not be surprised if you see the name Joe Walsh on your 2022 ballot, across from Lieutenant Governor.

You heard it here first!

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Great Weis Hope

Make It Go Away
You heard it here first ...
Thanksgiving Countdown
apocryphal Congressman Jim Oberweis wants a recount:
Jim Oberweis launches discovery recount effort in election that has Rep. Lauren Underwood winning by just 5,374 votes
Oberweis, despite failing to win in the 14th Congressional District, is not ready to throw in the towel. Why? Because the perennial candidate gonna do what the perennial candidates gonna do.

Government employees from DuPage, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties may expect to spend their holidays recounting votes in a contest that Oberweis lost by more than 5,000 votes.

Note to election workers:  Make sure President-Elect Jim Oberweis is wearing a mask while he is breathing over your shoulder.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Wooster Lake in Consideration

I posted a story here about a Wooster Lake homeowners association, Wooster Lake, and the story attracted many comments. Some of the commenters used the word "fraud".

I can see if a homeowners association does not have the legal authorization (whatever that may be) to call it one, then it would be easy to call it fraudulent. But does this rise to the level of criminal fraud?

The homeowners association has documents posted on a website. Is this cause for a criminal prosecution for fraud? If anyone who ever posted a lie on the on the Internet broke the law, then everyone would be in jail.

I think there would have to be an actual monetary loss for a fraud to have been committed.  If someone bought a house and was falsely led to believe their home was bound by the rules of a homeowners covenant, I think they would be the victim of fraud.  Has this happened to anyone?  Did they press charges?