Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunday Open Thread

I've been busy this weekend, including spending yesterday at a family reunion in Cedar Rapids' Czech Village. Eating supper at Coral Ridge on the way home always causes me food court envy, but that and Scheels are the only parts of that mall that ever impress me.

Hopefully I'll be able to put together a post about the Blackhawk Hotel early this week, or maybe even late tonight.


At 7/16/2006 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Firearm counter at Scheel's is staffed by a bunch of jackasses. Get advice before you buy any weapons from them.

At 7/17/2006 2:43 PM, Blogger Ambrose Fulton said...

I'm not even a sports guy, but Scheel's still makes me drool. It's nice to see a top tier store like that. I also like the KarmelKorn (even if it is owned by Warren Buffet) and the Barnes and Noble. Of course, Prairie Lights is still one of my faves.

At 7/17/2006 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a comment posted to one of the QC blogs awhile back that showed the percentage of aldermen reelected in past elections. Was it on your blog QCI? Can anyone point to this again? Thanks for the hand.

At 7/17/2006 3:41 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

I've seen that around several of the blogs, because one of the people opposed to 4 year terms uses it as his main (and valid) argument. Unfortunately Blogspot doesn't easily search through comments, so I can't find exactly where it was posted.


At 7/17/2006 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not opposed so much to the idea of four year terms, just the unreasonable way it is being assured of passage.

At 7/17/2006 4:42 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

I agree. Much like the IOC hotel deal, the result is ok, but the process bothers me.

We'll see if the no folks can rally their troops. I'll probably abstain on this one, only because I have such mixed feelings on the idea. If only there was a simplified method for ward residents to remove their alderman with a vote of 2/3rds of the number of people who voted for them originally or something, I'd probably vote for 4 year terms.

Everyone keeps saying there's a state process to remove an alderman, but nobody has explained it to me yet.

At 7/17/2006 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Des Moines would have found the process by now, but maybe the next session of the legislature will dig one up.


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