Other Entries in CL Parade with Political Overtones

So far, McHenry County Blog has looked at five portions of the Independence Day Parade:

Let’s look at other things with a political tinge.

The first I noticed was the squad car from the Sheriff’s Department.

In past years, it has featured Sheriff Keith Nygren and Undersheriff Andy Zinke.

Anyone recognize the driver of this Sheriff's squad car?

Anyone recognize the driver of this Sheriff’s squad car making a friendly greeting?

This year a deputy was driving the vehicle.

The Crystal Lake city government float.

The Crystal Lake city government float.

Next up were City of Crystal Lake politicians.

Another view of the city officials' parade entry.

Another view of the city officials’ parade entry.

It was moving so fast I couldn’t make it to the other side to get the council members facing north.

The contingent from the Crystal Lake City Library.

The contingent from the Crystal Lake City Library.

After Republicans and Democrats came marchers for the Crystal Lake City Library.

One of the routines of the library cart pushers.

One of the routines of the library cart pushers.

Why is that political?

Another view of the routine.

Another view of the routine.

Because library supporters want a new library.

There was more to the Library's entry.

There was more to the Library’s entry.

That would require a referendum, unless the City Council is winning to use its Home Rule power to borrow the money needed without a referendum.

Some of the Midwest Renegades Equestrian Drill Team rode backwards on their horses.

Some of the Midwest Renegades Equestrian Drill Team rode backwards on their horses.

Perhaps the clean-up crew below should have been one of the political entries.

Making certain that people following the horses of the Midwest Renegades Equestrian Drill Team

Making certain that people following the horses of the Midwest Renegades Equestrian Drill Team don’t step horse dung.

It reminded me of carrying a snow shovel behind Tuffy, the elephant, during the late 1960’s when I was President of the Young Republicans.

Horse dung paraders didn't have to avoid.

Horse dung paraders didn’t have to avoid.

Some can say they have carried water for the elephant; few can say they have shoveled dung for the elephant.

Next came the entry of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

The front of the PFLAG entry.

The front of the PFLAG entry.

Many carried signs about the Orlando massacre.

"We remember Orlanda," says the signs.

“We remember Orlanda,” says the signs.

Former Congressman Joe Walsh’s Walsh Freedom group came next.

WalshFreedom had an entry in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade.

WalshFreedom had an entry in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade.

Last year, it was grouped with the Republican Party, but there were so many, organizers thought they be in a separate entry.

Handing out buttons in the foreground is Republican Precinct Committeeman Rita Heuel. Joe Walsh can be seen in the shadows in the middle of the photo.

Handing out buttons in the foreground is Republican Precinct Committeeman Rita Heuel. Joe Walsh can be seen in the shadows in the middle of the photo.

As last year, they passed out “Thank You Blue” buttons.

Usually there are two members of the Crystal Lake City Council marching with the Crystal Lake Strikers, Mayor Aaron Shepley and Councilman Brett Hopkins.

Is that CL Councilman Brett Hopkins in the front row third from the right?

CL Councilman Brett Hopkins in the front row third from the right.

Councilman Hopkins is on the front row, but I don’t know where Shepley is.


Comments

Other Entries in CL Parade with Political Overtones — 28 Comments

  1. Political Overtones puts it lightly.

    All parades have become 90% political.

    It’s disgusting

  2. Come on Cal- you the library is in the parade every year.

    The Strikers are a community group regardless of who is involved.

    Freedom Walsh is a radio show, not a political entry.

    And the first picture more accurately is the Crystal Lake City Council- not CL politicians, of which there are many.

    The parade was over a 100 entries long and less than 15 were political.

    Is too bad you don’t enjoy what our community has to offer Cindy- several church groups were a part of the parade as well.

  3. It is so transparent when Cal places one-and-done Walsh in his array of “political pictures”.

    Inish is correct that the Crystal Lake Library is in the parade every year.

  4. Crystal lake politicians?

    A more accurate description would be the criminals that pushed through the Route 14 corridor TIFF that will rob taxpayers for thirty years.

    OR the criminals that decided to install smart water meters on every household in Crystal Lake that has led to sickness and debilitation since 2009.

    Enjoy your parades you fools.

  5. Do you live on the moon, Denise?

    This is very old http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/

    Do you have one, Denise?

    When was the last time you slept completely through the night?

    Read the customers smart meter health complaints, which include sleep problems, headaches, nausea, anxiety, heart palpitations, tinnitus and ear pain, concentration and memory problems, dizziness, immune, nervous and hormonal system impacts.

  6. **Read the customers smart meter health complaints, which include sleep problems, headaches, nausea, anxiety, heart palpitations, tinnitus and ear pain, concentration and memory problems, dizziness, immune, nervous and hormonal system impacts.**

    That is what I get every time I read the comments on this blog.

  7. Do the oh-so-chic PFLAGers even live in Crystal Lake????

    They have no shame.

  8. Denise?

    How little is your capacity to think for yourself?

    Why would you adjure to someone that hasn’t even entered the conversation to make a decision on what you think?

  9. Those morons waving the PFlags need to get a clue.

    Why would you stand for false flags?

    Something stinks about who these morons really are.

    From research on a particular ‘victim’ named Alfonso: …“He died in the EgyptAir crash. Then again during the Orlando shooting. And last week ‘Alfonso’ from Mexico was tragically killed a third time in the bombing at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul”…

    BTW ‘Alfonso’ is alive and well to this very day.

    TURN OFF YOUR TEEVEES, you nitwits.

  10. She is a Correctional Officer.

    Driving a McHenry County Sheriffs Squad in a parade?

  11. Pam, living in that trailer home of yours has gone to your head and you have become more of an idiot than you already were!

    Sheesh, you apparently have nothing better to do with your time than “WINE” on this blog about issues that have nothing to do with anything, like your claim that the Government controls the weather.

    Some people have to go looking for information on corruption to prove to the world that they are heroes when in fact they are not.

    But the real victims of corruption don’t have to go looking for any information because they have lived it first hand and their only intention is to educate the community so their can be reform.

    You Pam are not a Reformer

    Try for once talking about real things in the real world that really do exist, instead of making up your own reality and trying to shove it down everyones throats while at the same time you call them idiots, when in fact you are the real idiot!

    Oh, and heres some juicy information.

    How’s your friend Pam that left the State of California because they were accused of sexual abuse of a family member.

    How many States did they leave because of no self control and more temper tantrums?

    “MANY”

    By the way, it’s the same person that came to McHenry County and threw another temper tantrum because he refused to accept the word “NO” for an answer when someone refused to date him because they suspected he is in fact a pedophile.

    By the way everyone, Pam, is defending him.

  12. **BTW ‘Alfonso’ is alive and well to this very day. TURN OFF YOUR TEEVEES, you nitwits.**

    Oh. My. God. #TinFoilHat

  13. Apparently Denise is angry with someone (in her head) named Pam.

    Sorry, I tried to talk to a psychopath.

    Apparently I never learn because I keep trying to be nice by sharing wisdom.

    Hey alabama?

    Here ya go nitwit.

    http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/07/07/media-mockery-man-who-died-in-three-terror-tragedies-still-alive/

    (Although some people on here are not smart enough to click on a link or look into anything for themselves.)

    Stick your fingers in your ears and keep humming la-la to yourselves. That seems to be working out for you so far.

  14. Wait… I’m supposed to believe the Tin Foil Hat crap that you link to? Even though it is all widely debunked?

    Every time someone posts one of these silly posts about the same person being at each of these mass shootings, its is easily debunked.

    If you even read that article, you would see that some random twitter feeds are claiming that the guy died in Orlando, or on the Egypt Air flight. In order to get attention. The guy isn’t said to have actually died in those different tragedies.

    But you be you. Keep spreading insane and completely debunked conspiracies. Does the tin foil you wear every get uncomfortable?

  15. You cannot debunk facts.

    You are entitled to your own opinion but NOT your own facts.

    ALabma?

    Do you realize you are sitting in the stands with the psycho that is imagining someone named Pam that has a problem with wine?

    I would be more afraid of who you are aligning yourself with while you are throwing out your “debunking” lies.

  16. Oh, and thanks, alabama; fOr actually clicking on the link.

    Doesn’t look like you stayed there very long, but I give you credit for actually trying.

    Kudos to you on your newfound courage.

  17. I couldn’t care less what other commenters are saying.

    But I do definitely enjoy a nice glass of wine.

    But you clearly didn’t even read the article that you posted.

    Cute.

  18. Why would you say that alabama?

    I read everything(including comments from morons).

    I don’t think there was anything on that page that I would disagree with.

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