Letter: Reform regulations, get rid of insulting campaigning


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:06 pm
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After the recent barrage of political television ads that are insulting to the intelligence of informed voters -- these ads are intended to appeal to emotions rather than any supportable facts -- I have to wonder if there is not a better use for candidate donations.

The inconceivable amount spent could pay for the wages of hundreds of unemployed workers yet the only beneficiaries are the networks! Regulations for campaign donations don't make it feasible to do anything other than flood the public with misinformation. Reform the regulations!

Paul Stanforth,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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