Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade is one of the best in McHenry County.
As you would expect, my eyes were searching for political aspects.
Mayor Don Lockhart was riding in one of the first cars after that of Parade Marshall Richard Eicksteadt. (My camera was not on auto focus for Eicksteadt, so the photo is much to fuzzy.)
Union Village President Robert Wagner was in the back of a pickup truck.
Next came the Marengo High School Band.
I saw a vehicle from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, but Undersheriff Andy Zinke wasn’t in it this time. I haven’t seen him in a parade since the one in Crystal Lake.
Then there was a long wait.
Pam Althoff was passing out Double Bubble gum after the long break.
Next came the entry for hometown boy Jack Franks…but he wasn’t there. [Correction – A commenter says he was there. I surely did not see him. He must have been on the other side of the truck.]
The Settlers’ Days Court float came next.
Unlike other parades in McHenry County, Marengo’s has figured out a way to entice a lot of bands to town.
Did I mention that people were passing out candy?
Another band, this one from Aurora’s Marmion-Rosary High School came along.
My definition of political includes any entity that spends tax money, so the Marengo-Union Grade School District qualifies.
The Dwight Township High School Marching Trojans came all the way up Route 47 to participate in the band contest and march in the parade.
From Harvard came the Milk Days Queen, Tiffany Hernandez, and her Court.
A while later, I spotted two boys, one pedaling a vehicle and another riding behind as a gladiator might have.
The float followed behind.
The man walking on my side of the float next to the sign is Bill Prim.
Walsh Freedom volunteers were among the volunteers for Bill Prim.
Another band came after the Prim entry.
Pirate Jack Sparrow made another appearance in Marengo for the parade.
The Evanston High School Band was next.
Soon there was another candidate, Mary McClellan, running in a three-way race for County Clerk.
The band with the most members was the Wheeling Township High School Warriors.
Leslie Schermerhorn, a public official who up for election followed the big band.
Naked men came next.
Next came a group loud enough to wake folks up–the Crystal Lake Strikers.
After some commercial entries, came the Union Cavalry.
The Johnnie Rebs came next.
A pair of riflemen were defending the the cannoneers.
Then the cannon went off, aimed at the Northerners.
The Union men kept advancing.
Jack Franks was at the parade. Get your facts straight.
I looked but didn’t see him. I’ll add that fact.
See, its different out here in Marengo.
If you go waving your fiddle finger at the crowd, or yell f word’s loud, them are fighting words here..
So Zinke and Kim were scared, and stayed away.
It was sure great to see the Army of Prim supporters out at the parade again.
I was trying to count them, but I saw men and women over here, and over there passing out literature to the crowds
The Prim supporters were every where !.
And the crowd was greatly accepted the Prim literature.
Maybe Zinke realized the facts, that he doesn’t have a chance (and should not be allowed) to be the next Sheriff……
There is only one leader that has shown to have the skills, experience and support of the citizens, Mr Bill Prim has my vote for sure
That is really sad that clowns from FORMER Congressman Joe Walsh had to come out to give the appearance that Bill Who has supporters.
Fuko..Speaking of clowns, no Zinke wasn’t there…..
He once again proved to the public how big of a moron he is, not showing up to the “Big Parade”…….
Great to see a bunch of Republicans in the parade and Holy Smokes Prim has a bunch of supporters – looks like he is drawing from the Moderates to the Joe Walsh crowd.
Always nice to see Mary McClellan too!
Leslie has said some good stuff lately but do we really need that level of government?
Anyways, we need to UNITE behind Republicans and kick out the democrats!
Parades don’t win elections and are attended by less than one percent of the people.
They are no different than a circus coming to town and it was obvious that the head clown showed up for the so call, “Big Parade”……
I asked a few people that attended the “Big Parade”, and I asked them if they liked Bill Who’s float. And they replied Who?
“Fukoku”= Kim Zinke. There is only one head Clown in Mchenry County and that is Andy Zinke. He has been the Circus attraction for months while you and Andy run his campaign. You both belong to the Nygren and Zinke Circus..
The driver of this McHenry County Sheriff’s K-9 vehicle 566 is officer Bruketta… He broke my front door and entered without a warrant. He terrorized my children and I for over an hour. When he found out I had a video surveillance system, he literally ran out the door. That is how they have been allowed to act under the Andy Zinke and Keith Nygren regime.
Accordingly to 2012 statistics from Soritoin, Ledske & Kowles Consulting and Associates, they are reporting that fifty seven (57 %) of those interviewed who attended a parade event, ended up voting for the candidate that was represented in the parade.
57 %….Check it out, its there…
A person would be a fool to either donate or join zinke campaign.
Again Fuko, I ask of you what have you discovered in regards to where,why and with whom zinke was with on July 01,1997.
Why is this date so important ?
Easy, read the headlines for this day….
The major story in McHenry County…
Oh Oh..wait a minute, ..
Should i finish and open up the rest of the can ?
Or shall i sit back and wait ever so patiently until the right time to connect the dots ?
Just give me the word Fuko,
Great story Duncan Mchenry = Zane Seipler, can we hear another.
57% of less than one percent of the people is called a handful.
I am giving you the word, let’s hear your story. I hope it’s better than Duncan Mchenry = Zane Seipler story.
I can’t wait, I enjoy story time.
Ok..But, you know what, I think that this will be held for a little bit longer..I want to see the donors waste more of their money to Zinke before the lid comes off.
Oh, by the way, you need to get your eyes checked.
It was 57 % of those who attended a parade function voted for the person, not 1 %.
Can I ask you something Foko.
Do you think its opportune or a Township of Government lets say for example Nunda Township, to allow a employee to use a computer and post comments on a blog several times a day while working ?
Wouldn’t you agree with me that this won’t be digested well from the residents who pay tax dollars, and find that on duty Township and McHenry County Sheriff employees sit around doing this ?
Of course you know that I am not accusing anyone of doing this ( at this particular time),
but decided to look into it.
I give everyone the doubt first.
If they confess up and say “Hey I screwed up, maybe I no should been doing that, then ok, somethings I can write off because you know that
“STUPID PEOPLE DO STUPID THINGS AT STUPID TIMES “,. you following me here Foko.?
Hey, you go have yourself a good day. I really mean it, no problem.
“The facts state” Agreed.
Let the Nygren and Zinke donors spend all of their money and then we can watch lid be blown off of everything.
Pick your toothbrushes now “Fukoku”
You will need two one for brushing your teeth and the other for scrubbing floors..
By the way, I love story time too, because we teach the public about the truth, the whole truth an nothing but the truth.
Which, is a lot more than I can say for you “Fukoku” = Kim Zinke
I gave you the word and now you are backing down.
The fact is because you are just talking crap again. Every time I challenge you Bill Who supporters, I never get a straight answer.
Now you have questions for me? Well, I will give you an answer to your questions.
It’s obvious that you are concerned about your job and you need to confess up and say “Hey, I screwed up.”
I know Duncan Mchenry = Zane Seipler thinks I am Undersheriff Andrew Zinke’s wife, but I am not. I can’t help you on this one.
However, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke is a good leader and has the understanding of the weak minded. I am sure if you confess to him that “STUPID PEOPLE DO STUPID THINGS AT STUPID TIMES,” he may let you keep your job.
‘Fukoku” = Kim Zinke
Well we all know that Andy Zinke has an understanding of weak minded people he is married to you Kim Zinke, which is his excuse for doing what he does.
Foko, nIce try.
That is exactly what is wrong at MCSO.
If you know Stinky, just go up to him and he brushes it under the rug, ..don’t work about it, just join my “Posse” and you will be set free.
Foko, its called accountability, ethics, and most important-The Law.
I heard Mr. Prim speak about this.
He specifically told campaign donors that if their son or daughter gets in trouble, don’t even waste the phone call to him..
He will not help you get them off of it…and its this type of ethical leadership that every citizen of McHenry County deserves.
You and your pal Stinky , I mean zinke ever wake up from your wet dream episode ,let me know.
Facts, how does one find the info on July 1, 1997.
Tried google with no luck
Uptohere, The fact is not going to be able to answer your question because it talks crap.
Come on the fact of crap, answer the question.
“Fukoku” another incident to add to the list of Kim Zinke Swearing… You Andy might as well start sining the song “Iv’e be working on the railroad”
I been wukkin’ on de railroad
All de livelong day,
I been wukkin’ on de railroad
Ter pass de time away.
Doan’ yuh hyah de whistle blowin’?
Ris up, so uhly in de mawn;
Doan’ yuh hyah de cap’n shouin’,
“Dinah, blow yo’ hawn?”
Sing a song o’ the city;
Roll dat cotton bale;
aint half so happy
As when he’s out o’ jail
Come on the facts of crap, answer Uptohere question!!!
No wonder way your children are stupid Duncan Mchenry = Zane Seipler.
‘Fukoku” = Kim Zinke I hear the dominoes are beginning to fall Kim Zinke and you are a Domino…
And, no Duncan is not Zane and Zane is not Duncan…