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Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 20-Oct '14, 9:12PM

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. Schilling was at a recent event in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. park across from the King Center. After discussing some of the differences with social policy issues he had with me, he discussed his differences he has with Congresswoman Bustos. I asked if he was aligned with any of the other 19 members of ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 20-Oct '14, 8:37PM

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

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 are mad dog leaders out there whom like to wave their…

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 20-Oct '14, 2:06PM

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

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 swinging wrecking ball threatening your home. […]

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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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