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Posted on QC Examiner, 19-Oct '14, 3:19PM

From a letter to the editor of QCOnline: November, election time, I dislike Republicans because I believe they are liberals, same with Democrats who I believe are socialists…So I will vote for people I dislike, who I believe will do the least damage. Living in Illinois, it’s probably impossible.”

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 19-Oct '14, 2:32PM

  His head was set on a pole, in front of his church October 19, 1661 " John James, a Sabbatarian Baptist was arrested. His congregation met in Bulstrake Alley, Whitechapel, London. It was in the afternoon when a justice … Continue reading →

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 18-Oct '14, 10:45PM

We have done some faith based jokes in the past and thought we’d shake things up this week and do something different. We first watched the “One Minute Sermon” close to four years ago and it still inspires us and makes us laugh. It is actually just a little over a minute and a half, […]

Posted on QC Ghost, 17-Oct '14, 11:44AM

The administration's handling of the Ebola crisis continues to be marked by double talk, runaround and gobbledygook. And its logic is worse than its language. In many of its actions, especially its public pronouncements, the government is functioning not as a soother of public anxiety but the cause of it.An example this week came in the dialogue between Megyn Kelly of Fox News and Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control.Their conversation focused largely on the government's refusal to stop travel into the United States by citizens of plague nations. "Why not put a ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 16-Oct '14, 12:50PM

On October 14 the editorial page of the ARGUS/Dispatch published a cartoon by renowned artist Tom Stiglich with a column by conservative intellectual Charles Krauthhammer. Of all the animals to choose to make a point the cartoonist chose a sow. This is the most offensive animal to use to put the word "Islam" on--regardless of trying to identify it as "Radical Islam." It is this kind of insensitivity that results in seemingly sane American citizens participating in acts that cause them to trash of copies of the Holy Koran, and publicly burn and flush down toilets. This bizarre behavior is ...

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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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