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 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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