Monday, October 31, 2022

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

As it so happens, the two scariest days of 2022 are a week apart: Halloween and the Mid-Term General Election.

Also coincidentally, the prize for the scariest costume goes to Dan McConchie, a former anti-abortion lobbyist. He drew a salary from a national organization that wants to see abortion criminalized, and women who obtain abortions and their doctors go to jail.

Dan McConchie, this year, posed as a Moderate Republican:
Now that's scary!

Friday, October 28, 2022

Random Numbers

Actual unretouched screencaps from an actual unretouched GOP lit-drop in Lake County:

Your LakeCountyEye checked and 80, 83 and 93 are not the Powerball jackpot winning numbers.

No, it would seen that this Republican Precinct Committeeman and/or Committeeperson has got three precinct numbers: 80, 83 and 91! What up with that?

Perhaps Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor was overcome by another "technical glitch" when handing out precinct numbers? Or is this merely the sort of disinformation like what you see in the Lake County Gazette, and coming out of Russian troll farms?

One Lake County Republican spokesman had this to say about the matter: "Look at those inflation numbers.  Vote for us."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Mail Fraud

Please Mister Postman, look and see, is there a letter, a letter for me?
Despite being the Lake County Clerk, Robin O'Connor is advised to not expect a vote-by-mail ballot from Liz Uihlein. And despite having joined the Republican Party, O'Connor is advised to not expect a campaign donation in the mail from Liz Uihlein, either.

Mrs Lake County moneybags, Liz Uihlein, does not like how Robin O'Connor is running the 2022 election:
per our local County Clerk's notice, the voter must request to be removed from the Vote by Mail program, unless the clerk receives confirmation the voter registered to vote in another county. There is no indication that if a voter moves out of state and fails to provide notice, the address on file will stop receiving a ballot. Lastly, missing from our local County Clerk's notice, there is no indication of automatic removal for deceased voters. How and when would a deceased voter be removed from receiving automatic ballots?
Liz Uihlein returns to writing letters to legislators
Strong words indeed.  Are they accusations of willful malfeasance or merely of systemic incompetence? One Lake County Republican spokesman said: "We are on record saying that the 2022 election will be remembered as one of the most rigged elections of all time."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Shorts Circuit Court

The Illinois Constitution says anyone can run to be a Supreme Court Justice, no experience necessary. Which makes the job perfect for Mark Curran.

HaHa, Lake County favorite son Mark Curran wants to be your Supreme Court Justice -- in spite of his medieval views concerning women's rights:
Abortion rights at the forefront of Supreme Court race
Lake County Republicans say they would prefer to focus on issues other than a woman's reproductive health. They make a good point:

Mark Curran - Tea Party Rally Libertyville
Clearly, the real issue is, if elected to the Supreme Court, what would Mark Curran wear under the black robes?
That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Ain't that a kick in the pants.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Because That's Where the Money Is

Note to Ops: Do you keep a specialized container for your pecans and cashews? If so you are in luck. That is because Lake County moneybags Dick Uihlein is giving away his money to the nut cases:
Lake Forest megadonors Dick Uihlein and his wife Liz have directly contributed more than $6.4 million this election cycle to help pack Congress with Republicans who either cast doubt on the legitimacy of the last presidential election or voted against certifying the results
Dollars to doubters? Megadonor Uihlein kicks in millions to help elect Republicans who question election results
Can that be why Robin O'Connor joined the Republican Party?
Two current Lake County elected officials are hopeful voters won't mind them switching parties next month. Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor -- elected in 2018 as a Democrat -- is seeking her next term as a Republican.
Lake County clerk, superintendent switch parties for election
The County Clerk is the person who counts the votes and a donation from Dick Uihlein ain't peanuts!
Note to Ops: Counting votes is like counting dollars. It's more fun if they're yours.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

The Dead Trees Gazette

Absolutely, the Lake County Gazette may be Lake County's #1 fakenews source. But did you know that the Lake County Gazette is now being home-delivered direct to you front-door? If you thought the Lake County Gazette was just some virtual misinformation outlet available only online, well think again. The Lake County Gazette also comes in a physical hardcopy edition, sent right to your home.

Don't believe it? Then take a look at this actual unretouched mobile photo of the Lake County Gazette print edition, exactly as it was delivered on your LakeCountyEye's driveway:

For the record, the Lake County Gazette claims to be Lake County's phony news source. But nobody's fooling your LakeCountyEye.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Party Guy

go nuts
Question of the Day:
What is the difference between Joe Walsh, Kash Jackson and Mark Curran?

Who are those guys?

HaHa. The name of another Lake County GOP candidate that you don't need to remember because you'll be forgetting it anyways, is Max Rice.

Max Rice is a GOP candidate for Congress and was invited to a League of Women Voters forum. Whereupon he did a bunch of juvenile stuff in front of other people. Read about it in the Daily Herald:
Congressional candidate says he'll leave GOP if elected, then pulls online prank
When asked for a comment, a Lake County GOP spokesman said: "We're the law'n'order party. Vote for us."

To his credit, Max Rice did not call the League of Women Voters hags.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Litter Bugs

bake from scratch
Word on the street: Do not ask Catalina Lauf if you can call her "Kitty".

Catalina Lauf thinks the schools are letting the kids go in kitty litter boxes:
Even though the claim has been debunked as a hoax, Republican congressional candidate Catalina Lauf is standing by a recent tweet in which she said some schools provide litter boxes for students who like pretending they're anthropomorphic animals.
Republican congressional candidate Lauf stands by debunked claim about schools and litter boxes
Who is Catalina Lauf? Nobody knows. A Lake County GOP spokesman said: "Do you need a backstop for firearms practice? Try a couple sacks of kitty litter."

Note to Ops: Send those scoops to your LakeCountyEye.

Friday, October 7, 2022

A Passage of Arms Legislation

The high-falutin'est, Fastest shootin'est, Cowboy you ever saw.
Question of the day: Who is the fastest gun in the western part of Lake County?

Answer: Not County Board member Michael Danforth.

Granted, Danforth has an ATF license to import firearms. And in June Danforth imported, from India, 12,288 ammunition boxes of shell casings. But when it comes to an assault weapons ban, Michael Danforth thinks Lake County should go slow.

In discussion about a resolution that would advocate an assault weapons ban in Lake County, Danforth said:
"There's no reason to rush this," he said.
Lake County Board votes to add advocacy for assault weapons ban to its legislative program
Michael Danforth ultimately voted against the resolution.

Would an assault weapons ban be bad for business in Lake County? A Lake County GOP spokesman said: "Absolutely. We would be forced to hold our gun raffles in Wisconsin."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Shell Shocks

The World of Warcraft
Once upon a time in Lake County, if you found a shell you could hold it up to your ear and listen for the ocean. Nowadays you would dust that shell for prints:
Buffalo Grove police responding to a report of shots fired late Friday near the Town Center shopping center found about three dozen spent shell casings in and around a parking lot and a car with bullet holes in it outside the Bowlero bowling alley.
Police recover 36 shell casings after shooting outside Buffalo Grove shopping center
Where did all of those shells come from? One Lake County Board member, Michael Danforth, might know. As readers of this blog are aware ...
Ammunition Dump
Michael Danforth has an ATF license to import firearms. He recently imported, from India, 12,288 ammunition boxes of shell casings. What are the chances of all that happening?

Note to Ops: If you had some shell casings stolen, the Buffalo Grove police might be able to help you.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Vote Early and Vote Never

No Less No More
There's an old saying in Lake County: If you can't stop them from voting for the other side then stop them from voting.

HaHa, County Clerk Robin O'Connor hasn't been a MAGA Republican for even 8 months and she is already suppressing the vote in Lake County:
Early voting started late in Lake County Thursday because technology issues got in the way of voting machines operating properly.
Lake County’s early voting gets off to late start; ‘Sorry, we’re not ready yet’
Voters were turned away from the early voting booths in Waukegan on Thursday because of a "software issue". Of course in situations such as these, computers are like dogs. They can't talk back when you say they ate the homework.

Is this the first phase of a Republican strategy to stop the vote in Lake County? A Lake County GOP spokesman dismissed the idea and was quick to defend Robin O'Connor: "We refuse to attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

War On Women

The Chicago Tribune Creepy Cartoonist™ may need to up his game. The Tribune has been publishing submissions from the Creepy Cartoonist's Evil Twin™:
Sharpeyed Operatives will observe that someone hacked into the Tribune computers and photoshopped a different caption:
Your LakeCountyEye restored the correct caption:
Change your passwords, it's better to be safe than sorry.