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Illinois. What’s The Point?

By Wyatt Earp | July 31, 2010

This may shock you, but the politicians in Illinois have no sense of humor. Worse still, they do not like people who openly mock them – even when the mocking is completely justified. Now they are doing something about it. They are considering to amend the disorderly conduct statute to include “disruptive” actions.

Disruptive actions like eye rolling. Yeah, you heard me.

I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be traveling to the Prairie State any time soon.

Elmhurst officials are considering creating a “disturbance and disorderly conduct” violation after a resident accused of rolling her eyes and sighing was ejected from a public meeting.

City Attorney Don Storino has been directed by the city’s finance and council affairs committee to look at various sources including “Robert’s Rules of Order,” Illinois state statutes and policies adopted by other municipalities for a legal definition of disorderly conduct and disruptive behavior. He is expected to report his findings to the committee on July 26.

Ald. Stephen Hipskind said Darlene Heslop rolled her eyes and sighed while attending a June 14 committee meeting. Heslop, who was asked to leave the meeting, said she favors adding a definition of disorderly conduct to the municipal code.

So they want to criminalize eye rolling, and they probably don’t appreciate snark and sarcasm. As RT said, I would be arrested in about a minute.

Topics: Snarkasm | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Illinois. What’s The Point?”

  1. piperfromtn Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I don’t plan on going there either. As WW1 hero Alvin York would have said “they’s agin everthang I’m fer”.

  2. Sully Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Whats sarcasm?

  3. Crazy Politico Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 8:14 am

    God I love my state! This, Roland Burris and Blago, what more could a resident ask for.

  4. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Crazy Politico: How about George Ryan, Dan Walker, Patronage, Ghost Payrolees?

    This reminds me of when I was 15 and we would pick up my aunt and her 2 year son, my cousin after driving around for a while, my cousin would say “Stop looking at me”, “Stop Looking at Me” and then would Aunt would scream at the top of her lungs “STOP LOOKING AT HIM DAMMIT!!!”

    Elmhurst is kind of sensitive now isn’t it? We should just stop looking at their public officials.

  5. Sally Anne Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 10:20 am


  6. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 10:56 am

    The Illinois Combine (Dems & Reps in Illinois) have only one god………MONEY…… The peons and peasants not dare question their actions. They know better than any puny citizen. And to my former Illini residents, you forgot the two main players, Madigan (who runs the state) and Daley (who runs Cook County).

    I couldn’t leave fast enough when I retired.

  7. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I’d get life in prison.

  8. Deputy Polarbear Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Just another group of politicians that vastly overestimate their value to society……this is one of many reasons that I will not be voting for any incumbents for the next 20 years or so…..

  9. Rick Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I would be on death row in the Communist State of Illinois

  10. JCM Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    When this case reaches SCOTUS and a Justice rolls their eyes will they have to recuse themselves?

  11. proof Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I’d better stay away from Illinois! I’ve already got a bad case of Repetitive Eye Rolling Motion Syndrome that I developed about three months into the Obama administration!

  12. Sully Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Wait, I think I got it….. I hate Illinois Nazis.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 1st, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Piper – Yeah, any state that spawned Obama is a state I want to avoid.

    Sully – Oh, I see what you did there.

    CP – The Cubs???

    Ferrell – You know how you can do that? Vote them out of office. Then no one will pay attention to them.

    Sally Anne – Well played, ma’am.

    LDIV – Daley. How is that tool still in power?

    Mrs. Crankipants – See you in D Block!

    DP – My policy exactly.

    Rick – At least you’d get meals paid for by the little people.

    JCM – Most likely. Roberts looks like an eye-roller.

    Proof – Except they roll into the back of your head.

    Sully – If they get a warrant, I’ll say I live at Wrigley Field.