Democrats in Algonquin Parade

Yesterday Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade were featured.

Today we look at the Democrats.

Perhaps fittingly, one of the people carrying the Democrats banner is a woman wearing a Hillary tee shirt.

Perhaps fittingly, one of the people carrying the Democrats banner is a woman wearing a Hillary tee shirt.  The other one is wearing a tee shirt promoting the State Representative candidacy of Nancy Zettler.

Behind the banner was a young man carrying a “Thank You Bernie” sign, plus one opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement being pushed by President Barack Obama and endorsed by Hillary Clinton pre-Sanders.

Two walkers are holding up signs.

Two walkers are holding up signs.  One is a yard sign for District 1 County Board candidates Kathryn Potter and Kerri Barber.  Guess the Algonquin Founders Day Parade sign police didn’t catch them.

In the next picture, we can see that County Board candidate Paula Yensen makes a second appearance in the parade. She made her first as a Lake in the Hills Trustee.

The person in a donkey suit can be seen clearing in the next photo.

Good thing it was not a hot day or the person in the donkey suit would be really sweating.

Good thing it was not a hot day or the person in the donkey suit would be really sweating.

Paula Yensen made a second appearance in the parade.

The first was as a Lake in the Hills Trustee.

Paula Yensen is not carrying a sign promoting her run for the McHenry County Board. A Nancy Zettler supporter carries and anti-TPP sign.

Paula Yensen is not carrying a sign promoting her run for the McHenry County Board. A Nancy Zettler supporter carries and anti-TPP sign.  McHenry County Board candidate Kathryn Potter is next to the man pushing the stroller.

Note that unlike District 1 candidates Potter and Barber, Yensen following the rules.

Signs supporting the campaign of Nancy Zettler for State Representative were in the entry.

Signs supporting the campaign of Nancy Zettler for State Representative were in the entry.  Guess the sign police missed them, too.  Kathryn Potter, County Board candidate, waves in this photo.

A pickup truck bearing a stylized donkey came next.

A sign linking the Democrats to the Labor Day Holiday was on the side of their truck.

A sign linking the Democrats to the Labor Day Holiday was on the side of their truck.  County Board candidate Keri Barber was driving the truck.

Blue tee shirts with the name “Flavin” came after the truck.

Supporters of McHenry County Democratic Party State's Attorney candidate Ray Flavin.

Supporters of McHenry County Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin.

Ray Flavin is the Democrats’ second appointed candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney.

More Ray Flavin-tee shirt wearing supporters.

More Ray Flavin-tee shirt wearing supporters.

His opponent, Patrick Kenneally, was with the Republicans, but he had many fewer supporters last Saturday.

Ray Flavin waves as Nancy Zettler walks behind him.

Ray Flavin waves as Nancy Zettler walks behind him.

At the end of the Democrats’ entry were two candidates:

  • Ray Flavin
  • Nancy Zettler

Looking at the back of the walking Democrats I saw a youth with an anti-Trump sign:  “Love Trumps Hate.”

Two of the tee shirts had slogans. The anti-Trump one I can read, but not the other one.

The tee shirts had slogans on their back sides.

It took me back to the 1960’s.

The Jesse White Tumblers performed on the Route 62 bridge across the Fox River in Algonquin.

The Jesse White Tumblers performed on the Route 62 bridge across the Fox River in Algonquin.

After the Democratic Party entry came the Jesse White Tumblers.

The Jesse White Tumblers line up to jump off the mini-trampoline.

The Jesse White Tumblers line up to jump off the mini-trampoline.

A commenter took me to task after the McHenry parade for putting them in the political category.

A barrier advertising Jesse White Tumblers sponsors CocaCola and McDonald's raised the high the jumpers had to clear.

A barrier advertising Jesse White Tumblers sponsors CocaCola and McDonald’s raised the high the jumpers had to clear.

Guess that person doesn’t realize the spreading name identification in a favorable manner is a major part of politics.

The Jesse White Tumblers' van.

The Jesse White Tumblers’ van.

This is one of six units that spread out across the Chicago metropolitan area which give favorable publicity to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

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I am weak on face recognition of Democratic Party candidates. If either Potter or Barber or any other candidate appeared in the parade, please let me know where they are in which photo.


Comments

Democrats in Algonquin Parade — 5 Comments

  1. She’s in one walking next to the stroller.

    Kerri Barber was in the parade, driving the truck.

    As for the back of the shirt, it says “Polls Open 9/29”

  2. Former D300 school board member Mary Fioretti was holding a Zettler sign next SEIU Lobbyist Dave Lowitzki, who was carrying the pink bag of candy.

  3. Thanks Allen – always good to have people identify me.

    Sorry we didn’t see you at the parade!

  4. Is that a pig as their blue mascot?

    Wow, if so they finally came up with a true to form mascot!

    Flavin was sort of letting the voters know something truthful about himself with his milk pail props …. his donkey party is milking the taxpayers dry!

    Shame on Jesse White …. using little kids as political pawns!

    Even using the acrobatic waifs as living advertisers for McJunk food, that easily leads to obesity.

    If these donkeyites are really serious about their anti-TPP pretensions … does that mean they object to Queen Hillary’s thralldom to it?

    Funny disconnect.

    Do these people even think????

    They would make great supernumeraries, however ……… for zombies in future episodes of the “Walking Dead.”

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