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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 30-Aug '14, 6:57PM

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people's lives and welfare be damned~ Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth's perpetually fickle climate … Continue ...

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 30-Aug '14, 6:03PM

  We felt it time to talk of the problem of violencein our culture. No, not the problems in Missouri orthe 42 shot and killed in Chicago this month. Theviolence we speak of a is a growing fad of attacks on unarmed people by others wielding baseball bats. This is not a laughing matter. If […]

Posted on Greasy Joints, 29-Aug '14, 4:25PM

 Looking for yet another solid burger joint, The River House in Moline (1510 River Dr) beckoned to us from across the Mississippi River.  We obliged, and found ourselves there for lunch one fine summer day.There is a nice outdoor patio area, but ragweed is raging and my body revolting, so ...

Posted on QC Ghost, 28-Aug '14, 9:39PM

The DOJ claims that the north Minneapolis town broke a federal law when it rejected the center in 2012."An injustice has been done," U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said on August 27. "I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates ...

Posted on QC Examiner, 28-Aug '14, 12:49PM

Back in April when I first got wind of Democrat rumblings about “Bobby Schilling had better be ready to explain why he’s brokering ‘green cards’ to Foreign Nationals” I just laughed it off after I did some research on EB-5 visas. I predicted this would not be an issue ...

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 28-Aug '14, 12:15PM

When I got off work last Monday, I had no idea it would be one of the greatest nights of my life. Not until I got the text.

Once upon a Shane many moons ago, my first serious girlfriend made me a mixtape. It included a quick three-minute jam called "A New England" by the British singer/songwriter Billy

Posted on The Scoundrel, 27-Aug '14, 1:30AM

In what medias Bards expose as shocking unfolding dramas –> it seems that the local   Rock Island Co. Democrat Party leadership along with State Level leadership has long been up to unsavory Good-Old-Boy   hiring practices. The article suggests 255 State of Illinois hirings had the ...

Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 22-Jul '14, 9:45AM

Some of my favorite golf photos from this year's John Deere Classic.Zach Johnson always has a big gallery following him around the course. Always looking for new angles to show all the people surrounding him. Brian Harman pulled a local high school basketball coach out of the crowd when is caddie ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 22-Jun '14, 11:51AM

Recently the Rock Island School District #41 received news that it will receive federal funds to improve the test scores of the students throughout the system, which has a below average national rating. School teachers are now teaching to the test. This means students can memorize the answers ...

Posted on Quad City Images, 20-Jun '14, 8:28AM

 The Bettendorf Library is hosting a celebration of Charlie Chaplin's silent films this afternoon and evening. They've made this clever video as well. This is one of those great examples of the small world that is the Quad Cities, as this video involves people from my childhood and adult life ...

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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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