Sunday, August 27, 2023

Don't Have a Cow

Der Ring des Nibelungen
Has your B.S. detector been chirping lately? At random intervals? Those may be false alarms:
Barrington Hills police are urging caution and asking for the public's help in locating a stray bull that was last seen in the area of Route 62 and Old Sutton Road.
Barrington Hills police warn of stray bull near Route 62 and Old Sutton Road
Barefoot runners are being asked to exercise extreme caution.

A spokesman for Tyson the Bison said that "Mr Bison's lawyer has spoken to the Sheriff and at present Mr Bison is not a suspect in the case".

Note to Ops: No sacred cows were harmed in the production of this story.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

White is the New Black

Pop Quiz! Put on your thinking caps:
Question: Are you a white guy?
Don't know? The McHenryCountyBlog posted some guidelines from the National Museum of African American History and Culture:

Which begs the question: Are the tinfoil theocrats at the McHenryCountyBlog white guys? Let's find out ...

The McHenryCountyBlog would prefer to have a two-tiered justice system:
White guys, however, think no man is above the law:
The McHenryCountyBlog are COVID anti-vaxxers:
The McHenryCountyBlog are also global-warming deniers:
White guys, however, believe in science:
The evidence is irrefutable: There may not be any white guys at the McHenryCountyBlog!

Friday, August 18, 2023

Illiberal Education

Note to Ops: Is your organization losing elections year-in and year-out? And you get stuck with the blame every time? Then why not hand the reins over to outside political consultants? And they can start taking the blame.

HaHa, a PAC from Washington DC will be parachuting into Lake County. Their mission is to "teach conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media". Specifically, they want to teach you how to get elected:
Candidates are encouraged to attend the unit on how to fundraise:
... because that is a skill you will need:

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Bucks to Buckeyes

Gotta be in it to win it.
Fun fact: Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh separated by Alabama. But did you know that the Midwest is Illinois and Ohio separated by Indiana?

HaHa, Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein is at it again. Uihlein had been observed donating more than $1 million to the political campaign of Florida Man Ron DeSantis. And now $4 million has been pumped into Ohio, to oppose abortion rights:
New campaign finance records show Illinois Republican megadonor Richard Uihlein is funding the bulk of the campaign aimed at thwarting a constitutional amendment on abortion in Ohio.
GOP megadonor pours millions into effort to hinder Ohio abortion amendment
Note to Ops: Are there any Republicans left in Illinois? If you happen to come across one, be sure to let Richard Uihlein know. That way he won't need to funnel his money out of state any longer.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Trojan Mouse

Lake County favorite son Ron DeSantis ...
Ron DeSantis in Illinois!!
is a candidate for President.

Sources tell your LakeCountyEye that the campaign committee -- Ron DeSantis for President -- is being run like a mickey mouse operation. A fair assessment? Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein is betting not:
A billionaire couple from Lake Forest who backed Donald Trump's previous presidential campaigns is supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' bid for the White House in 2024. Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein each gave the pro-DeSantis Never Back Down super PAC $1 million this spring
Once Trump supporters, billionaire Uihleins now spending millions to help DeSantis
Lake County Republicans are asked to show their support for Ron DeSantis by stocking up on Disney merch, direct from ULINE:
Note to Ops: Sooner or later everyone works for The Mouse.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Hit the High Notes

That haze that is everywhere in the air may not be smoke from the Canadian wildfires:
Mundelein is preparing to host a music festival purported to be the first in the state to allow on-site cannabis consumption. The Miracle at Mundelein will be hosted across the street from Rise, the village's lone dispensary, at 1325 Armour Blvd., Sept. 9-10. Attendees will be allowed to bring cannabis they purchased at an Illinois dispensary
Legal weed at outdoor concert? Mundelein prepares for purportedly state's first to allow it
A significant portion of attendees aren't expected to show up until 4/20 -- so there should be plenty of parking available on festival days.

It is not known if Chief Keef has agreed yet to headline the festival.

If you have volunteered to help clean up after the festival, you are asked to bring your own leaf blower. This request does not apply to Lake Bluff residents.

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. There's nothing more to see here. Keep rolling.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Foreign Legion

well that stinks
There is an old saying in Lake County: "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Republican."

HaHa, GOP Presidential frontrunner Ron DeSantis is mad enough to eat nails over one recently passed Illinois law:
A new bill allowing eligible non-U.S. citizens in Illinois to become police officers was signed into law by Governor J. B. Pritzker on Friday, amid criticism from some Republican lawmakers.
Fact Check: Can Illegal Immigrants Now Become Police Officers in Illinois?
What's the hoo-ha all about? DeSantis says ...
"Illinois is now letting illegal aliens become police officers."
Pritzker: DeSantis 'isn't smart enough to be president'
Illinois GOP Congressmen Lauren Boebert and Mary Miller are both mad enough to kick a cat, as well:
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) are among the conservative lawmakers criticizing the new law.
Pritzker: DeSantis 'isn't smart enough to be president'
And then there is Lake County backbench Representative, Martin McLaughlin.  How mad is McLaughlin? Mad enough to have voted for the bill:
Rep. McLaughlin votes to allow noncitizens to become Illinois police officers
What up with that?

One spokesman insisted the GOP is still a unified party in Illinois: "We're only looking out for your interests. Let's say you're on Route 14 and the police nab you for speeding. All you have to do is make a citizen's arrest, and hand that cop over to the INS. And, waa-laa, no more speeding ticket."