Letter: Straight-shooting Bustos, Annie Oakley of Congress

Posted Online: Sept. 03, 2014, 11:00 pm
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What is a Republican "young gun"?

That's what the RNC is calling their reelection hopefuls. Bobby Schilling is one of those young guns. Does that mean Bobby will shoot from the hip without aiming again? Does it mean he will shoot first, and ask questions later again? Does that mean he will be the slowest gun in congress and or district?

He has already proven he can't shoot straight. He missed the Thomson prison target by voting against it the first time. Then he tried to backpedal, but Congressman Frank Wolf, a fellow Republican, shot him down.

He missed the VA bill target he proudly said was his. Why did he let that one go without a fight? Of course, the Republican House didn't let the VA bill go to the floor for a vote, so he got shot down once again. (He took a bullet for the party, not our veterans.)

Finally, Bobby has already said he would go along with fellow Republicans and shoot down the minimum wage. He will deliberately miss that target. Well Cheri Bustos will HIT that minimum wage target if the Republicans let it go for a vote. Thomson and the VA bill are now bullseyes thanks to Cheri's votes.

So who do you trust shooting at a target that will make our district, and nation better? That would be Cheri Bustos the Annie Oakley in our Congress.

Paul Sanchez,


Local events heading

  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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