Joe Walsh Holds Summer Shindig

I’ve been to a couple of former Congressman, now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh’s summer and fall political rallies.

Every place on the property where one could park a car where fireworks wouldn’t fall was occupied.

There were many more cars at this one than any previous event.

Here are attendees waiting for the sun to provide share behind the pole barn.

I took photos of the crowd from the back deck of the Walsh home.

No shade for these Joe Walsh fans.

A lot of people had to sit in the sun.

As the sun was doing down, some Walsh listeners found shade behind a tree.

Some found some shade behind a tree between the house and the pole barn.

Got two candidates early one. District 6 McHenry County Board candidate Orv Brettman and 10th Congressional District candidate Douglas Bennett chat with Pro-Life leader Bonnie Quirke. You can see former statewide candidate Chad Kopie sitting in the background.

As usual, there were a number of candidates.

Walsh’s event is the biggest potluck I have ever attended.

Terrence Ferenc

There was another aspirant to the McHenry County Board, Terrence Ferranc, at the event also.

He desires to be appointed by Chairman Jack Franks to fill Andrew Gasser’s seat.

A candidate promoting his candidacy for Kane County Clerk was Stan Bond.

Incumbent Jack Cunningham has not announced whether or not he is running for re-election.

Stan Bond

He is the 14th Congressional District State Central Committeeman.

After introducing Bond to the audience, Walsh said he looked forward to knocking on doors for Bond.

Algonquin Township Republican Precinct Committeeman Glenn Swanson, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser and McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox were caught listening to one of Joe Walsh’s short speeches.

There were a number of McHenry County political activists and officials attending.

McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio was wearing an NRA cap.

McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio and his wife, McHenry County College Trustee Karen Tirio were circulating.

Diane Evertsen, the Vice Chairman of the McHenry County College Board, and her husband Everett, a Hartland Township GOP Precinct Committeeman, were there as well.

State Rep. David McSweeney gave a spirited speech against raising state taxes.

After his speech, State Rep. David McSweeney was rewarded with a hug.

He was rewarded with a hug from a fan.

Joe Walsh berating House Speaker Mike Madigan

In one talk, Walsh held up a yard sign for Mike Madigan.

Man stomps on Mike Madigan yard sign.

“Hit the Road, Jack” was played next.

Next, a lady danced on Mike Madigan’s yard sign.  Her tee shirt says, “Have you thanked a cop today?”

People stomped and danced on the Madigan yard sign.

Many took turns showing disrespect to Illinois’ top Democrat, Mike Madigan.

They took turns.

One person brought a Trump flag.

On the left is Max Rice, who is running against Jan Schakowsky for Congress.

Pat Harlan

These folks insisted on having their photo taken with it.

There was a third Republican Party candidate for Congress in the crowd.

His name is Patrick Harlan.

He is again challenging 17th Congressional District U.S. Representative Democrat Cheri Bustos.

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s 2016 opponent, Paul Nehlen, was also introduced.

Joe Walsh dancing.

Did I mention the music was conducive to dancing?

There was a considerable wait for those needing to use the restroom facililties.

As the fireworks were about to start, people had to leave the line for the port-a-potties.

Although it was a windy night, the fireworks were blasted into the sky.

People lined the driveway to the pole barn for the fireworks display.

State Senator Dan McConche was sitting serenely in the driveway for the fireworks display.

On my way to the car I found State Senator Dan McConchie.


Joe Walsh Holds Summer Shindig — 12 Comments

  1. What ever happened to Mark Kirk ?

    Does he still live(?) in Illinois ?

  2. Thank you sunshine blogger for such a complete investigative reporting. Any pictures of a shotgun? Or better else, people dancing on top of a shotgun…2018, this is what I mean when saying please do not delay…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  3. Dancing on the Madigan was kind of childish.

    The booze and beer perhaps?

  4. Yeah stomping on the sign of a politician you dislike is kind of a fourth graders response.

    But it was a Walsh event so….

  5. “I didn’t see any folks drunk”. Sunshine blogger, please check again on that guy with the blue shirt; he seems a little unbalanced. Was that you 2018? Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  6. This was a great event.

    Fireworks better than municipal displays! Patriotic Constitution loving folks, great food!

    This year they even had to have a shuttle because all the parking spots were taken.

    The wind took the sign (among other things).

    A lady stepped on it to hold it down and it became a joke.

    Hey Madigan does more than step on all of us, why would anyone care what is done to one of his old yard signs.

    Police force and Fire Rescue is celebrated as well as our troops/veterans and even service animals.

    This event just keeps getting better and better every year!!!

    All Ages had a great time. No bad language, giant vaginas, pussy hats, safe spaces or people threatening to blow up the White House.

    (In other words, no Lefties were there)

    It was wonderful!

  7. No compassionate conservative parade is complete without a few shotguns. I refuse to believe this was conservative enough. 2018, are you here yet? Tic, tock, tic, tock…

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