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Posted on QC Examiner, 18-Apr '14, 3:22PM

From Mike Jacobs’ long time pal Rich Miller, who is a consistent cheerleader for tax increases at his Capitolfax.com blog, whining that nothing could possibly be cut from the budget that wouldn’t hurt the downtrodden, kids, old people, etc. Ooops! It seems Illinois Mirror checked ...

Posted on QC Ghost, 18-Apr '14, 11:56AM

Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens. Source!Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle's grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 18-Apr '14, 7:31AM

Romans 8:35-39 "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us," Romans 8:37. Early Christians suffered persecution to the highest degree, many of them paid with their lives. No doubt, Paul was writing to those … Continue reading →

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 18-Apr '14, 5:37AM

I bought my first pre-programmed scanner and have been trying to program it to the local police frequencies. My thinking was that if it was already pre-set, all I would have to do was get rid of the ones I didn’t like. Needless to say, that didn’t work. After fumbling with it for a day ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 17-Apr '14, 9:14PM

The other day I was at a luncheon meeting. As has been my experience during the past few months, the conversation eventually came around to the Affordable Care Act. Some of the guests complained about the "extravagant costs" associated with the health care act and its consequences. One person ...

Posted on The Scoundrel, 8-Apr '14, 10:42AM

The local experts have all huddled together, sang kumbaya, then patted each other on the back while whispering sweet-nothings into each others ears. Their decision? Well according to an article over on QCOnline - “Organizers of a merger between United Township, East Moline, Silvis and ...

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 31-Mar '14, 10:47AM

As a general rule, I am not what you would call a "deep thinker."

I can't wax poetic about philosophy. I'm not the sort who willingly enters into theological debate. The way I see it, there are some folks out there equipped to handle complex intellectual discussions about the meaning of life, and then

Posted on Quad City Images, 26-Mar '14, 4:57PM

With today's news that the former River Bend Antiques/Hibernian Hall building is being renovated into more apartments, I put together this map of what's been happening in this corner of downtown Davenport.Blue are completed renovations, yellow-ish orange boxes are projects currently under ...

Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 19-Nov '13, 4:05PM

In the past two years I've watched the news coverage from Joplin, Missouri, and Moore, Oklahoma, after tornados struck those communities. On Monday I got to whiteness the kind of destruction that powerful tornados can have when they strike populated ares. Our reporter, Tyler, and I went to ...

Posted on Greasy Joints, 23-Aug '13, 1:54PM

Don't worry, we are still alive. We still eat food, but it's usually microwaved or served in a white paper bag. Our weights our down, but our cholesterol and BP are through the roof. Truthfully, Richie has been to a lot of delicious food places lately, but refuses to write a blog, so I had to wait until we ...

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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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