Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Long Weekend (for me) Open Thread

Over the next few days, or for as long as a week, I'll have very little opportunity to post anything. Among other things, I'll be driving and flying a combined total of over 3000 miles. Use this thread for discussing anything in the mean time.

Also, did anyone see those clouds yesterday morning? I didn't have a camera with me, but I managed to get the shot on the right with my cell phone. They were probably the most ominous looking clouds I've ever seen in Davenport. I really expected them to start swirling around and destroying stuff at any minute. Fortunately I don't know anything about meteorology, and they didn't do anything like that.

Have a good weekend, and I'll definitely be back in action in time for Bix festivities.

14 Comments:

At 7/18/2007 10:43 AM, Blogger Snarky Chick said...

Have fun! And those were some freaky looking clouds!

 
At 7/18/2007 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an open thread question...
My friends and I have been debating this:

Do Iowa Voters still deserve the first caucus in the nation?
Do all of the candidates have an equal playing field in Iowa, or have big money campaigns already bought this state?

Can the rest of the country still count on Iowa voters to springboard at least one candidate- who is speaking with conviction and substance, instead of nonsense sound-bytes - onto the National Stage.

Is anyone besides the die hards taking advantage of the caucus and meeting the candidates face to face? Will we miss it when it's gone, or are we even paying attention?

 
At 7/18/2007 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that Lynn and Ambrose are doing some political posturing calling for a performance evaluation of Malin.

Ironic they call for this just months before election time instead of when they voted to renew his contract without reading it last December. These two "do nothings" need to be voted out along with the others.

 
At 7/18/2007 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll go along with that! Lead the charge and the rest will follow.

 
At 7/18/2007 5:42 PM, Anonymous PrivatePigg said...

How about The Mark of the Quad Cities becoming the i Wireless Center? The Mark is a pretty dumb name, if you ask me, because it has nothing to do with the QC. So I'd be happy to see it changed. But to the i Wireless Center? That's even worse.

I'll probably write a post about it on Thursday, but would like to get some QC opinion, first.

PP

 
At 7/19/2007 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to mourn the loss of 'The Mark' due to the fact that its name was unique. Now we are just another cellphone center/coliseum that litter the rest of the country. Kudos for the facility to be able to broker the corporate sponsorship though. The management of the RiverCenter tried and failed to get that done around 6 years ago. Maybe they were too busy embezzling.

 
At 7/19/2007 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

word on the street is that 3rd Street Mart is closing tomorrow.

 
At 7/20/2007 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Mayor Ed Winborn’s announcement to not seek re-election creates a void of moderation, reason and consensus building that needs to be filled.

Mayor Winborn has worked to bring the disparate view of a philosophically divided council together while promoting the strengths of the city of Davenport and encouraging economic development and improvement of public infrastructure.

 
At 7/20/2007 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the 3rd St Mart is closing what should (and makes sense) to put in there?

 
At 7/20/2007 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:23 - You are pretty misguided there! Winborn served ONLY to give Brooks and the 6th Ward Mafia an extra vote! There was absolutely not work towards compromise! Look at the numbers, he voted with Brooks and Howard 100% of the time! Moderation? No way, he simply created a majority for Davenport One!

 
At 7/20/2007 1:08 PM, Blogger pioneer98 said...

To 11:17 -
So what state does deserve to have the first caucus in the nation? Take it to a bigger state, and you'll just see even MORE money poured into the political process. Not only would there likely be more wealth within the state, but it would also take more money to campaign in a larger state.

Iowa got knocked pretty hard for helping to nominate John Kerry, but it was more than just Iowa that helped get him nominated. The rest of the states aren't required to follow our lead, you know. If Kerry had run the kind of campaign nationwide that he did in Iowa, he would have won. And if the Republicans could "swift boat" John Kerry, think what they would have done to Edwards!

If some other state wants it, I have no problem. I'd look forward to getting less junk mail. We also get the added plus of getting to nit-pick whoever the new state selects.

 
At 7/23/2007 6:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pioneer98, get the government to spend less money and you will see less money spent in the politcal process.

 
At 7/23/2007 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Colonel had a nice site, that tracked who was running, who wasn't and who was rumored. I even think he linked the candidates sites. It was really something like the Fly started.

It would be great to have that forum back. Any chance you doing that, or will the Colonel come back?

 
At 7/23/2007 12:50 PM, Blogger cruiser said...

snarky is trying something over on her blog. I think she calls it Campaign 2007.

 

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