Walsh Broadcasts from CL’s Pablo’s

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Standing are Joe Tirio and Jim Bishop.  Nunda Township Precinct 1 GOP Committeeman Bob Olson is sitting next to Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery.  Seated with her face looking away is McHenry County College Trustee Karen Tirio.

WIND radio talk show host Joe Walsh broadcast from the sidewalk at Pablo’s Mexican Family Restaurant on Wednesday afternoon.

Joe Walsh held up his Walsh Freedom sign saying, "Thank you blue."

Joe Walsh held up his Walsh Freedom sign saying, “Thank you blue.”

The former congressman talked of how dangerous the job of being a policeman has become since Ferguson.

He cited case after case from just the last ten days of hostile action against police officers.

Joe Walsh's notes for the show.

Joe Walsh’s notes for the show.

There were obviously signs on the opposite side of the equation, featured most prominently in the the outpouring of support for the families of the slain policemen in Dallas and Fox Lake.

State Rep. candidate Paul Serwatka chatted with Tonya Franklin, the woman who was not allowed by the Republican Central Committee to try to get 500 signatures in one weekend to run against Democrat Jack Frans in 2012.

State Rep. candidate Paul Serwatka chatted with Tonya Franklin, the woman who was not allowed by the Republican Central Committee to try to get 500 signatures in one weekend to run against Democrat Jack Frans in 2012.

He told of one teen who was standing behind a policewoman who was filling her squad car.

On his way home from the McHenry County Courthouse to West Dundee, State Rep. candidate Dan Wilbrandt stopped by Pablo's. Eileen Marhoffer and Dave Fredricks can be seen sitting.

On his way home from the McHenry County Courthouse to West Dundee, State Rep. candidate Dan Wilbrandt stopped by Pablo’s. Eileen Marhoffer and Dave Fredrick can be seen sitting. ┬áRestaurant owner Jenni Flabo pours.

The officer asked why he was there and the young man replied, “Just guarding your back, ma’sm.”

Circuit Court Judge candidate Demetri Tsilimigras and newly-announced candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman Mike Walkup chat

Circuit Court judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras and newly-announced candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman Mike Walkup chatted.

Walsh harshly criticized Republican congressional leaders for giving away the store (my characterization, not his) when they agreed to consider the Iran agreement as something other than a treaty, which would require two-thirds approval of the U.S. Senate.

Joe Walsh talked to frequent called "Dave from Harvard."

Joe Walsh talked to frequent caller “Dave from Harvard.” Walsh had signs saying, “THANK YOU BLUE.”

As you would expect, Walsh was critical of the terms of the agreement as well.

This boy was listening to Joe Walsh on WIND and convinced his mother to drive him to Pablo's.

This boy was listening to Joe Walsh on WIND and convinced his mother to drive him to Pablo’s.

He heaped effusive praise on Congressman Peter Roskam for demanding President Obama provide Congress with all the side agreements prior to any vote.

A pro-gun tee shirt being worn by a Pablo's customer attracted Joe Walsh's attention.

A pro-gun tee shirt being worn by a Pablo’s customer attracted Joe Walsh’s attention.

And it would be no surprise to any listener that Walsh thinks Obama is leading American down the wrong path.

Joe Walsh on the air.

Joe Walsh on the air.

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush was criticized for his mild treatment of Obama.

From what I gathered Bush confined his comments about the President to saying he disagreed with his policies.

When Walsh was calling out the President on Obamacare, pointing out that fewer young people weree studying to be doctors, a heckler persistently shouted, “What are you going to do?”

As Walsh’s producer and the crowed gathered out front of Pablo’s turned on him, the heckler walked away.

Toward the end of the show a 7th grade boy from Carpentersville arrived with his father.

They were listening to Walsh on WIND and decided to drive up.

Joe Walsh told this seventh grader from Carpentersville to call anytime and he would put him right on.

Joe Walsh told this seventh grader from Carpentersville to call anytime and he would put him right on.

During a commercial, Will and Walsh had their pictures taken.

Can anyone identify this Joe Walsh heckler?

Can anyone identify this Joe Walsh heckler?

The final segment was an interview with a local law enforcement officer who told of the change in attitude among officers this past year.

Helene Walsh was taking pictures, too. Here she takes one of me, so I returned the favor.

Helene Walsh was taking pictures, too. Here she takes one of me, so I returned the favor.

One long-time officer, who always had a sunny disposition and no plans for retirement, is now counting the days until his retirement, the guest said.

Officers now watch their backs much more than they used to.

A view of the crowd at the end of the WIND show.

A view of the crowd at the end of the WIND show.

Without much encouragement, the 30-40 person audience erupted into loud applause.


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Walsh Broadcasts from CL’s Pablo’s — 9 Comments

  1. Ah, the weekly Republican Party weirdo convention, full of the most disingenuous and brown-nosing weirdos we have to offer.

    If any readers out there have never had the displeasure to attend one of these things, you really should try just for the people watching.

    The greetings are especially hilarious.

    Every single political aspirant in attendance will go up to every other aspirant and greet them like a long lost brother.

    And considering that there are three of these events every month, there’s a round of disingenuous hugs every ten days.

    Think about that.

  2. Raw is just sad that no one hug him.

    Maybe he should ask himself why that is.

  3. You sound like a very cranky old feller there, rawdogger.

    I just attended a block party (absolutely nothing political) and hugged everyone there.

    Some I had just seen the day before.

    Always hug people.

    My Daddy always told me that, “Hugs are the best feeling in the world”.

    You must not be getting your fair share.

    Maybe you are not hanging with the right people.

  4. I’ll look for hugs at the GOP fundraiser in Lake in the Hills tonight.

    Maybe you have given me a theme for the story.

  5. Walkup at a Joe Walsh event?

    It must have been a freebie.

    He will now have to go to a Sierra Club Democrat endorsement session to beg for forgiveness.

  6. Have you ever been to a Sierra Club meeting?

    Average age is over 70.

    But a great place for a politician to shake down little old ladies for their Social Security Checks.

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