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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 2-Sep '14, 9:53AM

    Isaac Backus She didn't pay the tax because she was a Baptist  The Ecclesiastical tax, which was approved by some colonies in early America which forced Baptists to pay assessments for the upkeep of churches of various denominations, … Continue reading →

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 1-Sep '14, 8:13PM

We will preface this story with a phrase that never fails to give the wife the giggles; this is based on a true story. We received an email from a friend about a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed “All American” and it told quite a story. Said tale has since been proven wrong but even […]

Posted on QC Examiner, 1-Sep '14, 8:44AM

…it’s a day where the rest of America can identify with organized labor—by drinking beer and not working.

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 we headed inside and found a nice booth by the front window. Our waitress was fast to greet us and get us drinks, but seemed a bit overwhelmed by the lunch rush. Much of the menu looked appealing, but the fried pickles were recommended by friends who said they were amazing. BE RIGHT THERE  That ...

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 federal civil rights laws."The DOJ claims that the city violated the law when it refused the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to create an Islamic cultural center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center. The DOJ cites a violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ...

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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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