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Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 18-Jul '14, 10:33AM

So my review of Richmond Hill Players' current production of The Odd Couple got SERIOUSLY chopped down in the paper this week.  Here's the review as I had originally intended it:-----Sometimes we reviewers have it easy.

The past few local theater productions I've been tasked with attending were all new plays to the area. Ergo, half of the review space had to be spent introducing readers to the production and giving a synopsis preview of the plot. While such an exposition is necessary with a new play in order to give a balanced review and entice folks to come to the show, half the time I found

Posted on The Scoundrel, 15-Jul '14, 12:29PM

Under Obama Progressive Rule floats depicting him in a negative manner are racist events requiring federal investigation.   Department of Justice now involved in story of man who built Obama-mocking parade float Hot Air.   However under the leadership of GW Bush the following behavior was considered acceptable free speech behavior by Progressives like […]

Posted on Greasy Joints, 9-Jul '14, 3:27PM

Wordless Wednesday(Almost)Another top notch tenderloin. This one coming to my stomach from Big Dave and Holly's in LeClaire.  Grilled well, not overdone like others I have tried.And a post would not be complete without a beautiful burger shot.  or twoAlso grilled to perfection with a crisp outside and juicy innardsBig Dave and Holly's- still a great little joint for fast homemade food and ice cream!

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 without having to use any critical thinking. A sad commentary on the education system we are paying for with our local and federal taxes. Students who make it to college often ask their instructors: " What is going to be on the test?" They have no intention to read the entire text. They just need to know the ...

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 who are connected by the Bettendorf Library. There are activities in both the afternoon and evening - drop in for any or all! All library events are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Bettendorf Room3:00 pm: Lecture: Charlie Chaplin and Slapstick ComedyOn Faye's Field4:30 " 6:00 ...

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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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