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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Illinois News

The news from Springfield is that there won’t be any budget until the next election. Which will take place in November of 2018. So if the people of Illinois will manage to get over their puppy love for dumb, greedy and lazy millionaires and decide not to return Rauner, we might get a budget in the winter of 2019.

It’s by no means certain, though, that Rauner won’t be returned. Because – get that – most people around here have no idea we have no budget in the state. They are convinced that Rauner is working hard on their behalf. 

Here is what I will ask you to do if you live in Illinois. Please, please try to tell at least one new person a week the truth about Rauner. I’m the most unsocial person in the universe but I’m telling people at the grocery checkout, in the line at the post-office, in the gym’s locker room. The point I keep making is, “Rauner is too lazy to do any work and we have no budget as a result.”

A good trick to start a conversation is to look at your phone, sigh loudly, say, “Ay ay ay!”, lift your eyes, catch somebody’s stare and ask, “Have you heard the news about Governor Rauner?” As of now, there hasn’t been a single person who refused to listen or didn’t participate in the conversation.

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