You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to serve as an elected government official, but it doesn’t hurt. We’re spoiled by the elected representatives in our Fox River Valley area. Representing our area in the US House of Representatives, we have a literal rocket scientist (Democrat Dr. Bill Foster with his Doctorate in Physics), another scientist with a Master’s Degree in Biochemical Engineering (Democrat Sean Casten), a registered nurse (Democrat Lauren Underwood), and an attorney with his undergrad degree in Mechanical Engineering (Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi). Hmm, what do they all have in common? Yes, they are all from this area. Yes, they are all currently serving in the House of Representatives. Yes, they all received votes. I sense you aren’t even trying. Think on it just a bit more. No, despite being House members, they don’t all actually live in the same house, à la the TV show Big Brother. Try again. Yes, that’s correct! They are all Democrats.
Well, what we have for her and all citizens of the USA are competent people providing good governance. Meanwhile, across the aisle, I saw these two ads for a Republican candidate for governor in Georgia.
Think for a moment about that ad. She claims that she’ll light a fire that can’t be put out, but the ad ends with the fire going out.
And how about this for a slogan …
Say that slogan out loud. Jesus Guns Babies. So much for her pro-life message. And in her print ads, a well-placed comma or two can make all the difference in the world with the messaging. In light of the recent Texas school shooting thanks to lax gun laws, a slogan of Republicans Gun Babies is more spot on.
The problem is that despite dumb ads, idiots like Lauren Boebert, Madison Cawthorn, and Marjorie Taylor Greene are still being elected. Thankfully, Kandiss Taylor didn’t make it out of the Republican primary.
She lost big, or did she? She’s not conceding.
I see that Ms. Taylor is a PhD. Definitely not a Doctor of Math, and it doesn’t take one to see that she will not be the next Governor of Georgia.
Locally, we were at it again yesterday with a rally for commonsense gun laws. There’s one of our area US House Reps and literal rocket scientist in the lower left panel, Dr. Bill Foster along with one of our Illinois House Reps, Maura Hirshauer. Don’t try a battle of wits with either one of them. You will lose.
Now you can play the fun game of Where’s Jim? Can you find me in that pic montage? Here’s a hint … I’m not the dog’s ass in the lower right.
I was thrilled to hear yesterday that the white-haired lady in the red top in the upper right pic is going to run to represent my area in the Illinois House of Representatives. And what are her credentials? Of course, she’s a scientist and microbiologist. I was flattered when she asked me if I wanted to run alongside her for the corresponding Illinois State Senate seat. We don’t have a Democratic candidate … yet. It’s not the right time in my life for me to make such a run, and sadly, my credentials as a goof may align more closely with Republican candidate’s resumes.