Thursday, June 21, 2007

30 Days in the Hole

So in order to avoid any interruption in government operations, it looks like there's going to be a 30 day budget passed, with details to be worked out over the weekend. Stay tuned.


At June 21, 2007 at 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 30 day budget pulls every elected official in Springfield off the hook. It is a complete dodge of responsibility.

It will pass unanimously since no one wants to deal with the negative ramifications of not passing it.

When you vote for the 30 day budget John, I don't want to hear any complaining about how crummy it is to be in Springfield in July, and how the governor is flying around in his private airplane not taking anything seriously.

You have the power to end this impasse now. Don't support a 30 day budget - hold the leaders feet to the fire and make them end this now. Don't give them a get out of jail free card.

At June 21, 2007 at 9:25 PM, Anonymous former minion said...

I think that the point is that they should have been doing this months ago so that the Legislature wouldn't have to deal with things like one month budgets. The Governor having been in Springfield would have been a good starting point.

At June 21, 2007 at 11:08 PM, Blogger Extreme Wisdom said...

Sounds like the perfect time for a parody song...

30 days in the hole.....
30 days in the hole.....

....allright allright allright...

Chicago Greed
Talkin bout Senator Meeks
A dirty Guv, and some golden pensions
Give me my release

Well I speak Stroger-eze
And I'll break all your knees
Unless you hire my friends
and my cousins
And give them fat salaries

30 days in the hole.....

Well the state's in the Red
about $9000 a head
But the greazy whores in the legislature
Keep themselves well-fed

They wanna sell all our Roads
to Featherbed the School Code
They buy the urban vote
with entitlement poison
and we have less to take home.

30 days in the hole.....

{refrain voice over...}

Until you pass some tax hikes boys, you're here for 30 days.

G-g-g-gross receipts tax, or I'll cut off your funds...

Sorry, best I could do on short notice.

At June 22, 2007 at 8:38 AM, Blogger Hon. John Fritchey said...


That was humorous indeed (other than the Arenda Troutmanesque 'greasy whores in the legislature' comment). For those of you that want to read the lyrics while hearing the original in the background, go check out his website at

At June 22, 2007 at 1:27 PM, Blogger Extreme Wisdom said...


Sorry, but the lyrics fit and I was too lazy to put in something else.

I hide behind "poetic license."

My apologies to all the members of the legislature who don't fit that description.

At June 22, 2007 at 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I hope you folks are ready to set aside funds to compensate victims of systemic police torture in the city of chicago..

I just finished CERTIFYING in TO THE OFFICE OF us atty EXONERATING evidence which will allow the overturning of a fraudulent guilty plea and a federal conviction.. I'm sure you may have a hint as to who is about to get a big victory --

they should never withhold evidence.. or engage in a coverup.

i'm sure you know that Mr. Fitzgerald is watching on issues like RUTAN, etc..


victor crown

At June 24, 2007 at 11:19 PM, Anonymous dan l said...

"Arenda Troutmanesque"

What grand Fritchery!

Honestly, I don't beef with the 30 day budget. We have narrowly avoided potentially the worst state budget ever. I consider the 30 day a draw - one which I'll accept over the GRT.

I sort of feel that this budget, however critical for the next years operation, can be a failure without causing insurmountable problems. What I really worry about: next year. The year after.

Springfield is going to get real ugly.


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