Chuckles for July 2006

July 05
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
--Bill Vaugha

July 06
A boy went to his grandfather's house for a week. On the first night at dinner he found a thick, slimy goo on his plate, so he said to his grandfather "Grandpa is this plate clean?" "As clean as cold water can get them." his grandfather answered. This went on for the rest of the week. On the last day when the boy was leaving the dog wouldn't let him through. So he said "Grandpa your dog won't let me through." His grandfather replied "Cold Water go lie down"

July 07
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
--Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)

July 10
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
--Lee Iacocca (1924 - )

July 11
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
--Dave Barry (1947 - )

July 12
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
--Mel Brooks (1926 - )

July 13
I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
--Babe Ruth (1895 - 1948)

July 14
Crime does not pay well as politics.
--Alfred E. Newman

July 17
The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
--Harlan Ellison (1934 - )

July 18
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
--Marquis de la Grange (1639 - 1692)

July 19
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
--Dan Quayle (1947 - )

July 20
Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.
--Joe Theismann, Former quarterback

July 21
I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
--Gilda Radner

July 24
What is a runner's favourite subject in school? Jog-raphy!

July 25
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
--Clement Atlee

July 26
I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
--Buzz Aldrin (1930 - )

July 27
Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.
-- Abigail Van Buren (1918 - ), 1978

July 28
The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
--Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884 - 1980)

July 31
Hell, there are no rules here-- we're trying to accomplish something.
--Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)

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Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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