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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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