Letter: Block out tea party noise, vote yes on referendum

Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 1:27 pm
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The arguments have been made, and of course we need new county buildings. My point is something else.

I'm getting a kick out of these tea party Republicans arguing against a new courthouse who write in every day.

These fanatics wouldn't pay an extra penny to help anyone, much less build a ramp so a disabled veteran could go see about a veteran's program or pay a bill.

They would argue against anything coming out of this Democrat county and board leadership. If the board suggested using an umbrella on a rainy day, they would argue against it.

We say, yes, they say, no, we say, the sky is blue, they say, it is pink. It's ridiculous.

My guess is they feel only the low-life, you know, us 47 percent who won't take responsibility for our lives, use the courthouse, so why should it be new and safe?

Sometimes in life irritating noises have to be ignored and that's what these people have become. We already know their position on any progress: No, no, no.

And to be clear, I am a homeowner and pay county taxes.

So, block out all the tea party noise and vote yes on this issue. In fact, vote for all Democrat candidates. After all, this is the 21st century, not the 19th, when the courthouse was built and where the tea party resides.

David Nipper,
Rock Island


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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