Saturday afternoon while Congressman Joe Walsh was holding a Town Hall Meeting at the Village Inn Restaurant in Huntley, my wife and I were enjoying some great food at the Norge Ski Training Center’s Wine Tasting Party.
OK. She liked the wine, too.
Some of the young jumpers demonstrated their prowess, but the wind was blowing so hard the ski jump was swaying back and forth enough that their coach called a halt to the activity after two rounds of jumps.
And, unfortunately, it was too dark for my camera to catch the action.
So, you’ll just have to look at the mast head of McHenry County Blog to get an idea what was going on.
Meanwhile, as I was frothing about the four $16,000 Virginia Street TIF project pillars to those from Crystal Lake, Congressman Joe Walsh was having his second public appearance (the first being earlier in Oswego) in Huntley at the Village Inn Restaurant.
First Electric Newspaper’s Pete Gonigam wrote this about Walsh’s appearance:
“”‘Yeah, I lost my temper,’ said Walsh. ‘I’ve done it before. I’ll probably do it again.’ Walsh told the Sun City-heavy crowd he apologized for being angry but, in a Barry Goldwaterish vein, he said he had a lot to be angry about.”
The room was full, as one can see in a photo from Patch, which reported this about how Walsh handled the video:
“‘Alright, please pay attention; I don’t want to lose my temper’” quipped Walsh, whose recent heated exchange with a constituent has gone viral on the web. Walsh’s remarks drew laughs from the capacity crowd…
“‘I came here because of the way (Walsh) talks,’ Huntley resident [Frank Briguglio] said. ‘He says it like it is.’”
Briguglio is 80 and was attending his first political meeting.
Walsh noted that the Republican Establishment will back Randy Hultgren, if the Democrats’ reapportionment map is not overturned, noting that that GOP Establishment doesn’t control his vote.
Meanwhile, after Walsh was home with his wife Helene, the ski lodge full of people in Fox River Grove were “tasting” Crystal Lake’s Cardinal Liquor’s wine.
Auctions, silent and live, were held.
And good deals were available at both auctions.