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Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 20-Oct '14, 9:12PM 4 minutes ago
There are "communists and socialists"among the Illinois delegation of Congressional Representatives according to Republican Bobby Schilling, former representative from the 17th Illinois District. Schilling is trying to regain the seat he lost to Democrat Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. ...
Posted on Jame's 1948 , 20-Oct '14, 8:37PM 38 minutes ago
Author: W.P. Mackay Let us suppose that a convict, who has just finished his term of penal servitude, wishes to lead an honest life. He comes to a man who has a large jewelry establishment, and who requires a night-watchman. … Continue reading →
Posted on QC Examiner, 20-Oct '14, 6:18PM 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
Originally posted on Samaritans Scalawags Scoundrels Fleecing the Sheep:George W. Bush didn’t get it. Barack Obama doesn’t get it. In fact other than Ronald Reagan I don’t think any US POTUS has understood the Russian situation since John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. There ...
Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 20-Oct '14, 2:06PM 7 hours ago
In a recent post we mentioned the flag folding ceremony done at military funerals and the significance of the first three folds. Here is a video that explains all the folds. And after the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the ...
Posted on The Scoundrel, 20-Oct '14, 11:03AM 10 hours ago
George W. Bush didn’t get it. Barack Obama doesn’t get it. In fact other than Ronald Reagan I don’t think any US POTUS has understood the Russian situation since John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. There are mad dog leaders out there whom like to wave their dick-egos, like a ...
Posted on QC Ghost, 17-Oct '14, 11:44AM Friday morning
The administration's handling of the Ebola crisis continues to be marked by double talk, runaround and gobbledygook. And its logic is worse than its language. In many of its actions, especially its public pronouncements, the government is functioning not as a soother of public anxiety but the ...
Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 22-Sep '14, 10:40AM 28 days ago
It has only taken me a year but I am finally getting around to writing a blog entry about our green screen set-up here at the Dispatch/Argus.When we started our weekly web-cast "The Press Box" we didn't want it to be visually static with just two guys sitting in front of a newspaper logo. We use the green ...
Posted on Greasy Joints, 29-Aug '14, 4:25PM 52 days ago
Looking for yet another solid burger joint, The River House in Moline (1510 River Dr) beckoned to us from across the Mississippi River. We obliged, and found ourselves there for lunch one fine summer day.There is a nice outdoor patio area, but ragweed is raging and my body revolting, so ...
Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 28-Aug '14, 12:15PM 53 days ago
When I got off work last Monday, I had no idea it would be one of the greatest nights of my life. Not until I got the text.
Once upon a Shane many moons ago, my first serious girlfriend made me a mixtape. It included a quick three-minute jam called "A New England" by the British singer/songwriter Billy
Posted on Quad City Images, 20-Jun '14, 8:28AM 122 days ago
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 ...
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