Friday, October 12, 2007

Some interesting reading

Well, Phil Yerington may not have his election disclosure form on the website yet, (whether it was filed or not, I don't know) but Taxpayers United has their form online. For those that don't know, the names involved with the Taxpayers United PAC read like a who's who of QCRPA members.

The filing can be found here.
If that link doesn't work, you can go here, and then select City PAC, Taxpayers United, and then the bottom, most recent filing. It is an interesting read, to say the least.

Their filing confirms that they gave $500 to Friends of Phil Yerington for Mayor. Not really a surprise, as Phil didn't deny that charge when Gluba pointed it out.

What I don't really understand are all the other expenditures that seem to relate to fixing up a house. From what I can figure out through some internet searching, it almost looks like the QCRPA/Taxpayers United bought a house in Bettendorf at a tax sale, fixed it up using PAC money, and sold it, with the profits going back into the PAC. That seems strange, at the least. I'm sure one of the autodialin' cronies will be on here within minutes to explain this. I'm curious to hear it.

Of course, I've never run a smear campaign. Maybe carpet, windows and siding are normal requirements.

89 Comments:

At 10/12/2007 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears that the property was actually purchased by the pAC from Oak Tree VII (another group of
QCRPA) They bought it from themselves to begin with. Interesting???

 
At 10/12/2007 8:16 AM, Anonymous kg said...

It was interesting reading, thanks for posting it. This sure would make a good story for the qctimes its proof yerington is peeking out of lubel's pocket

 
At 10/12/2007 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think so, because he admitted taking a $500.00 donatioin, and Gluba took a donation in his last campaign too, which makes Gluba a hypocrite. Plus, Yerington has an anti QCRPA position on housing inspections. Phil is a good man!

 
At 10/12/2007 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you see Gluba took money? I read his papers and didn't see it. I liked Phil and even voted for him but not sure where I go from here?

 
At 10/12/2007 10:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how you leave out all of the money poured into the elections from D1 (much of it from out of town) in their effort to buy candidates who will hand over the keys to the city budget? Likely because it fit's your Every Dollar Downtown agenda!?!

 
At 10/12/2007 10:30 AM, Anonymous jon said...

Who took money from D1? Phil or Bill ? If you are refering to Jamie she is not running now she is out so what she took really doesn't matter from this point out. The 2 we need to be imformed about is phil and bill

 
At 10/12/2007 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it odd that the Citizens for a Better Davenport are made up of the rich crowd and they donated to Frink, Meeker, Boom and Carnahan. I bet they are mad that Olson won. Seems like they wasted their money. Power to the people! Money can't buy everything in this town. Look at that disclosure - there is some big money filtering there. It seems that that group better start courting Olson soon.

As for the QCRPA pack - Phil better watch it. I don't know if it is legal to use the proceeds of a house for a PAC. Does anyone know? Phil is sunk. He should give the money back and take a stand.

 
At 10/12/2007 11:39 AM, Blogger Snarky Chick said...

This is a good post QCI, thanks for doing the digging. Very interesting.

 
At 10/12/2007 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QCI, thanks for the post. It is interesting. I checked with the ethics campaign disclosure board, and PACs can legally sell houses to get money. With the crowd that is involved here though, they have so much real estate that they probably have more money then God! Phil is ok though, because he has taken a stand contrary to the QCRPA and his opponent took money from the landlords in the 2004 election, so he doesn't have a leg to stand on.

 
At 10/12/2007 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is one think I like about Taxpayers United. I have followed them over the years, and they always run on 100% truth. It is just like this last election. Taxpayers United said that Gluba supported amnesty for illegal aliens, and he did. It was called the McCain Kennedy Immigration reform bill, and it is the main reason that McCain's bid for the Republican nomination has tanked. So, for all of you Gluba supporters...What is wrong with exposing his stands on issues? Actually, he should be the one to do it, so that the PACs don't "discover" it.

 
At 10/12/2007 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well stated Dan. However Gluba is also pro Life and since that has about as much to do with City politics as immigration I guess I'll consider it when I vote for him.

Now, how much of the building materials bought by the PAC went to Lynn's rental properties?

 
At 10/12/2007 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil - give the money back and disown these losers. You ar going to lose this election over this.

 
At 10/12/2007 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I am not Dan, but I want to know how come Gluba never gave his money back? LOL. And, Phil has a different stand then the QCRPA on who should handle rental inspections. Phil, you are doing just fine. Just keep it focused on the issues and don't let these fear mongers pull you down.

 
At 10/12/2007 3:36 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Wasn't Gluba's money from an individual and not a PAC?

And if Phil was really doing fine wouldn't he have gotten better than 2nd place?

 
At 10/12/2007 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QCI...as I understand it, Bill did worse then accept money from a PAC, he took money directly from Dan Lubell. And, why should Phil give up just because he didn't finish the primary in first place? Phil is a known quantity. Who knows what skeletons Gluba has to offer? He says almost nothing about his past voting record on his website.

 
At 10/12/2007 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QCI
How about a post about Davenport one buying the old Block property across from 4th Street Lofts.

 
At 10/12/2007 4:41 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Well, the QCTimes said it was donated to them. Here's that article.

 
At 10/12/2007 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...that looks like the D1 cronies donated a property worth a lot of money to D1 so they will be able to funnel it out to guys like Gluba who will do their bidding! Is that legal?

 
At 10/12/2007 5:05 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

D1 does not donate to candidates.

So... I have no idea what point you're trying to make.

 
At 10/12/2007 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lubell was at the Yerrington party and telling people that he was going to go after Olsen on stupid crap. He is so petty and a loser. Phil - you need to get away from this guy if you want to win this election. You are losing supporters by the minute.

 
At 10/12/2007 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lubell was at the party, but he did not say he would go after Olsen on stupid crap, rather on her record.

Phil, just keep yourself above the fray and you will be fine.

 
At 10/13/2007 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a big fan of Gluba, but I would rather have him in office than someone who has Lubell on his side. Dan Lubell is the "Mr Haney" of Davenport politics. Remember Green Acres? Even worse is Bill Lynn, out and out the biggest crook on the council.

 
At 10/13/2007 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay - you eye spies - what exactly did he say about her? Or is Lubell practicing his spin tales for the autodialer the night before the election.

 
At 10/13/2007 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there at Phil's party - I dod not talk to Dan Luebll, but overheard him. I asked someone to go and ask him and confirm the allegations and they did. He was telling people that Olsen had a ticket for her dog being at large. OOOHHH - that's a tough one. Right up there with drug dealing and prostitution. Lubell you are a loser. He was also telling people that she did not go to the hearing. Would you? Your dog gets out of the yard and you get sent a ticket, would you take a day off of work to go to the court hearing? You pay the fine - right? Lubell, crawl into your hole please. Or in this case - into your dog house.
Out of curiosity, I went and looked up her crimimal record on Iowa Courts online. She has a dog at large from 2000, a speeding from the 90s and a stop sign ticket from I can't remember. No other stuff, except for the tons of people she is listed as representing in Court. Seems like she has had a lot of clients in the past - she must be doing something right.

Dan will fabricate stuff about her or twist half truths. Spread the word to the public.

 
At 10/13/2007 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like Phil can take his Hawaiian shirts, hair gel and HGH and bow out of this one. I don't think anyone buys into his "reborn" crap. Same old Phil. Maybe he and Meyer can go to the gym together since they both will have a lot of time on their hands.

 
At 10/13/2007 9:48 AM, Anonymous kg said...

It seems to be a rumor that we have accepted money from a PAC and Taxpayers United. My dad nor anyone in our campaign have accepted any donations from them. I need this rumor to stop at once

 
At 10/13/2007 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you are?

 
At 10/13/2007 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:09 If you were at Phil's party and heard this I sure would like to know WHO you are and WHO you sent over? I was also at Phil's party and I was watching Dan and saw everyone who spoke to him so either you are lying or a back stabber and trying to stab Phil in hte back. Pretending you are his friend and then coming here and posting trash. get a life

 
At 10/13/2007 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9:50; You watched Dan the entire time? Every second? Okay, I remember seeing you. You must be the person who followed him into the bathroom stall.

 
At 10/13/2007 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say keep you friends close? keep you enemies even closer. so this just shows you are a liar. But that is ok I just recevied a phone call and I now know who you are. It is sad that you are looking to be elected and posting garbage on hte blogs

 
At 10/13/2007 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whom are you referring to?

 
At 10/13/2007 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I am refering to 9:09

 
At 10/13/2007 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan you have a lot of enemies adn they are not limited to poltical candidates.There are people working with and for Yerrington who are advising him to get away from you.

I think that Phil is good for the city, but not if he is associated with the likes of you. Go away. You are like a Howard. You are bad for Davenport, don't get it and need to move.

 
At 10/13/2007 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kg, I assume your dad is Phil, right? Unfortunately, the rumor that he accepted a donation from Taxpayer's United is not going to stop until you can explain why Taxpayers United's disclosure report shows a $500 donation to your dad.

 
At 10/13/2007 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:41 No my dad is NOT in NO way Phil. My dad is the "good" candidate. and the one who is going to be YOUR next mayor
kg

 
At 10/13/2007 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KG, your negativity and smugness is a real turn off for someone who is undecided. I starting to lean away from your dad.

 
At 10/13/2007 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No my dad is NOT in NO way Phil" KG, I heard that you were a college grad. You should state that "No my dad is not in ANYWAY Phil". This does not reflect well on your dad. Be careful.

 
At 10/13/2007 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you meaning? My dad and our camp is the only one who did not use mudslinging to the primary. My dad has got some great ideas on micromanaging this city. He has been in state office and D'Port is small cheese compared to what he is used to.

kg

 
At 10/13/2007 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KG, you need to brush up on your grammar.

 
At 10/13/2007 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about mis spelling, I am tired of my dad getting the raw deal in this election

kg

 
At 10/13/2007 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kg- Seems to me you are saying your Dad is out slumming it to run for Mayor! I am sure sorry you have to win over this bunch of "small cheese"! And you need to start being truthful, your Dad most definitely was mudslinging at the MOJO forum! Quite shameless I must say!

 
At 10/13/2007 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumors:
My dad took money from Tax payoer United.

My dad has turned to mudslinging.


We have run a very clean campaign

kg

 
At 10/13/2007 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is only a rumor that you are running a clean campaign, kg. Your Dad started the mudslinging at Mojos, and although he did not take money from a PAC, he did take money from Dan Lubell, the very person he was accusing of dirty politics!

 
At 10/13/2007 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Gluba's kid - ignore Lubell and Vesole. They are dirty. The best thing about your dad right now is that he isn't bought by the Landlords like Yerrington is.

Phil will lose unless he takes a shower of these dopes.

 
At 10/13/2007 4:51 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Kevin,

The rumor on Taxpayers United is because supposedly in a previous election your dad took a donation from Dan Lubell. I haven't verified this or not, but the QCRPA side seems to be saying it as well.

I find it odd that they're using one of their own members donations as a bad thing to slam Gluba on though.

 
At 10/13/2007 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See the problem all started at the mojo, where Gluba started the mudslinging by knocking Yerington for taking monies from Lubell's organization. Although I find it humorous that he in fact previously took money from the same folks, I also don't think it is that big of deal. As an undecided voter, I hate to say it but the attitude and disposition of the son/manager is more of a factor than Lubell's measly $50!

 
At 10/13/2007 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:00 My dad did not mudsling at mojo's and I would appreicate your rumor to stop at once. We are running a clean campaign and will until the door at City hall says GLUBA DAVENPORT MAYOR

kg

 
At 10/13/2007 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See it is NOT a rumor if I watched it on the video!!! He attacked Howard AND Yerington when he should have just stayed on point!

 
At 10/13/2007 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can not produce proof then this is Rumors:
My dad took money from Tax payoer United.

My dad has turned to mudslinging.


We have run a very clean campaign

kg

 
At 10/13/2007 5:15 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Kevin, I'm on your side here, but you're really not helping yourself, your dad, or those of us that want to see him as Mayor.

He did say some pretty negative things at MoJos, so while he hasn't run attack ads or anything, it hasn't been a 100% clean campaign either.

 
At 10/13/2007 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am tired of these people who claim he took money from Tax Payors United when he did not.

kg

 
At 10/13/2007 5:24 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Well, I agree. Spinning taking an individual donation years ago into being owned by the landlords is not a valid thought.

If that $50 (if true) is such a big deal, wouldn't that make the $500 that Yerington took from them an even bigger deal?

Also, notice how this post has been steered away from discussing Taxpayers United's election filings?

 
At 10/13/2007 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QCI - Thanks for helping with the clarification. And that is kind of the point I was making. Whether or not he took $50 from Lubell is really something I couldn't care less about! Focus on the issues and where he stands on the issues!

 
At 10/13/2007 5:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I wasn't attacked I wouldn't have been negitive. My dad has ran bigger places then D'Port and he will show you that D'Port is very easy to run, its so small then what he is used to. He has big changes and has a few people he will run out of town. Yeringotn included, he will be so embarrassed when he loses he will want to leave town

kg

 
At 10/13/2007 6:06 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

I'm starting to wonder if this is actually Kevin Gluba posting now. If it is, you're just throwing fuel on the fire by saying stuff like that.

 
At 10/13/2007 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a REAL clean campaign. QCI - For Davenports sake let's hope you are right.

 
At 10/13/2007 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HERE IS AN EMAIL I HAVE FOR KEVIN SO WE CAN CHECK IF ITS HIM.

KGLUBA@GMAIL.COM

 
At 10/13/2007 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad to see others pointed out that Yerington was attacked for no reason ad MoJo's


Thanks

 
At 10/13/2007 6:38 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Hold on there, it wasn't for no reason. He did take money from the landlords.

But it was still saying something negative about your opponent.

 
At 10/13/2007 6:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the differance Gluba also took money but that is OK?

Its OK he takes it then attacks someone else. IS he upset because Yerington got more than him

 
At 10/13/2007 6:57 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

As has been said here dozens of times, it was not this election, it was NOT from Taxpayers United, and it IS just a sad attempt for landlords to draw attention away from Yerington's ties to Lynn and the landlords.

 
At 10/13/2007 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, At least Yerington didn't take money form Scam Dam lubell himself.

That is who gave to Gluba is lubell
It should not matter what election IT HAPPENED they BOTH accept donations

 
At 10/13/2007 7:03 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

So in your dream world if Gluba is owned by the landlords, why are they only giving money THIS election to Phil?

You're so full of it that no one is buying your arguments. You're not going to convince any blog readers that Gluba is the landlord's choice.

 
At 10/13/2007 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil is not in any pocket either

 
At 10/14/2007 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Dan Lubell. I gave money in the past to Bill Gluba. I have done thousands of dollars in business with Mr. Gluba in real estate commission and in fact I even purchased a home owned by Bill Gluba and I purchased it from him directly. It was natural for me to give money to Mr. Gluba in past elections, since we knew each other and did some business together. I believe Phil and Bill were also friends prior to this election. Let me say this once and for all...Phil is certainly NOT in my pocket or any other, since he has a viewpoint which is 100% contradicting the landlords on rental inspections. He believes the NEO should be brought back into existence and we believe the fire department is doing a good job. Still, of the two candidates, we believe he would be the better choice.

What bothered me and got me active in all of this was Bill's unprovoked attack on Taxpayers United at Mojos, indicating that because we made a $500.00 donation to Phil he was therefore in our pocket. Well, if that is the case, we are not doing a very good job of controlling our candidates. Furthermore, everything we have said has been truthful, so I don't see this as a smear campaign, although others no doubt disagree.

Dan Lubell

 
At 10/14/2007 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://phil4mayor08.proboards52.com/index.cgi?board=qa1&action=display&thread=1192336158&page=1#1192336158

 
At 10/14/2007 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan: Thank you for the explanation. It is very very helpful in explaiing your stance and your involvement with the elections. Many of us recieved calls from an autodialer. Mine came from Mike Steen who I have never met, but have heard that he is a QCRPA person. Do you know who funded this autodialer? Was it Taxpayers United? The QCRPA? Someone told me that it was your voice on the call, I don't recall what you sound like from hearing you talk over the cable channel. Was it you?

I am with you on Jamie Howard and even Gluba, but do you not understand that the autodialers are a huge turn off to the voters. They do not make an impact. I think they shouldn't be used. They are tacky and irritating. I heard tons of people tell me that if they get one, they vote for the target of the call.

I am just curious about you opinion on their use here.

Thanks Dan and keep up the good work on these homes.

 
At 10/14/2007 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know too. Who funded the auto dialer? Who knew this was going to be done? Was Phil aware this was being done? Was anyone on his camp aware? Whose idea was it to use this?

With election coming up please enlighten us so we know where to turn our votes to

 
At 10/14/2007 4:26 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

They haven't disclosed this election yet, but if you go to the IECDB page for Taxpayers United and click on the 2006-1-19 Report, you can see things like Anti-Franken mailing, Anti-Howard mailing, Anti-Howard autodialer, and that it appears Voice Actor Dan Lubell was paid $200 to record the auto-dialer message for the last election.

I suspect that their after-election filings from this year will show them hitting Yerington's opponents with autodialers again, and potentially other candidates in the weeks to come.

 
At 10/14/2007 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2006 Last itme I looked this is 2007 so what Dan has done for dirt in 2006 has NOTHING to do with Yerington

 
At 10/14/2007 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QCI, You seem to be good at finding things. Could you find the state report that shows Gluba took money from Lubell

 
At 10/14/2007 6:23 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Judging by this page on the FEC website, I would say that Lubell did not donate to Gluba. I also see no record of Taxpayers United, Mike Steen, or Tony LaHood donating to him.

Prove me wrong QCRPA cronies.

 
At 10/14/2007 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog reads like a one-man play, written, directed , and starring Dan Lubell. Blow it out your a$$ Lubell. your a lying sack of crap.

 
At 10/14/2007 6:41 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Looking at that FEC website further, it doesn't seem like there are any contributions listed under $250, so who knows.

One thing is for sure, QCRPA and Taxpayers United provide no benefit to the non-landlord citizens of Davenport.

 
At 10/14/2007 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this to be interesting
http://phil4mayor08.proboards52.com/index.cgi?board=qa1&action=display&thread=1192336158&page=1#

Looks like Yerington was not bought after all

 
At 10/14/2007 8:02 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

From a completely non-biased source like his own website too.

Do you expect him to come out and say "My plan is to do whatever the landlords and Bill Lynn suggest?"

 
At 10/14/2007 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QCI, there certainly have been a lot of allegations leveled at me in this post, so I will do my best to address the ones with merit, and ignore the personal attacks.

1. I did in fact give $50.00 to Bill Gluba in his 06 campaign. I did it at the Bettendorf Happy Joes, when he was sitting at a round table with his supporters.

I gave Bill Gluba that $50.00 in cash in my own name, not that of a PAC. Taxpayers United gave $500.00 to Phil Yerington. I am not of the opinion that I ever "bought" either Bill or Phil, that is ridiculous. QCI is correct, I consider Phil the better choice in this election, but I still disagree with him on seveal issues, and he obviously is not for sale, becasue he would have changed his mind if he were.

I was not responsible for the autodialer agaings Jamie Howard.

I do hear the chorus of people saying that the autodialers are bad advertising, and I will give this some thought in the future. I have not made up my mind yet, but I do hear you and will consider your opinions.

Finally, it was in fact my voice on the autodialer against Mr. Gluba. I have not used my voice in the past, and maybe that is why this went over so badly...perhaps I have an irritating voice...LOL
In any event, I was quite angry that Bill Gluba, a man that I have done thousands of dollars of business with in the past (up to and including purchasing a home from him directly), chose to trash the landlords at Mojos. I considered that a cheap shot.

Dan Lubell

 
At 10/14/2007 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you miss these questions?
Who funded the auto dialer?
Who knew this was going to be done?
Was Phil aware this was being done?
Was anyone on his camp aware? Whose idea was it to use this?

 
At 10/14/2007 10:05 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Yes, I'm very curious who DID do the anti-Howard autodialer. If you just mean that it wasn't you personally, Dan, was it still Taxpayers United?

 
At 10/14/2007 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I don't talk in half truths, really! LOL. I did not do the Howard stuff, nor did Taxpayers United. The Times said it was a group associated Ike Isenhower.

Regarding the Taxpayers United autodialer call...we funded it. We decided to do it after Bill Gluba went after us at Mojos. We did not consult with Phil Yerington.

Dan Lubell

 
At 10/14/2007 11:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Dan - give us some idea of who your next victims will be.

Plus - don't you understand that Phil has been hurt by your antics?

 
At 10/14/2007 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes people, this is Bettendorf's very own Dan Lubell trying to sway the elections in Davenport. Why is someone who does not live in this city so interested in steering the outcome of its elections. It's simple....$$$$$$. If Dan can keep the city from entering his properties he saves thousands upon thousands of dollars.

Spending money on smear campaigns against those who will not tolerate his predetory lending practices (enticing those with bad credit to rent or buy homes from him) is small change compared to buying an alderman like Lynn, who sneak through ordinances written by Lubell's attorney Veosle, and favor eliminating inspections.

Its is very easy to see that if someone who will not bother to live in the city they are so politically interested in , and is merely exploiting it for profit through weak minded politicians such as Lynn, your choice should be clear...vote for the candidate which is not being supported by such people as Dan Lubell.

 
At 10/15/2007 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, you are so right, it is me, the EVIL Dan Lubell. I wake up each day with icewater running through my veins...LOL. Ok, so Mr. Annonymous has made some accusations. Lets take them one at a time...

1. I save thousands upon thousands of dollars if the City does not inspect the properties that I have sold on lease options.
That is not true. It would save me nothing since those fees are passed on to my buyers in a lease option contract sale anyway. That whole issue has been beaten to death, but it has nothing to do with this race for Mayor, since that issue will not be decided by the Mayor anyway. Why do I care about Davenport's mayor's race? I didn't until Mr. Gluba chose to smear the landlords group.

2. I did not participate in a smear campaign. I brought out part of Mr. Gluba's record for public discussion. A smear campaign would be distorting his record or lying about it.

3. I am NOT a predatory lender; my rates are about equal to prime or a point or two higher, depending on a person's credit.

4. My attorney does not write city ordinances.

5. I have never bought a candidate.

6. I do not now, nor have I ever, advocated eliminating inspections.

7. This is the most important point of all. I put my name to the things I write. Those that disagree with me will not do so.

Dan Lubell

 
At 10/15/2007 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"QuadCityImages said...
Looking at that FEC website further, it doesn't seem like there are any contributions listed under $250, so who knows.

One thing is for sure, QCRPA and Taxpayers United provide no benefit to the non-landlord citizens of Davenport."

Isn't that just like QCI provides no benefit to the "non-downtown dwellers" of the city...which probably account for 90% of the residents??? Little like the pot calling the kettle black huh?

 
At 10/15/2007 4:14 AM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Right, since I've never had any posts about the beauty of traditional neighborhoods...

 
At 10/15/2007 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read QCI's comment for some time now and have found him to be positive about Davenport, all of it.

There are many posts that go way beyond downtown. How about the current one?

"Great place? One of the greatest"

 
At 10/15/2007 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My apologies Dan, but I guess we have to agree to disagree here.

1. If you pass on the costs of registering rental property why do you care how often one of your properties gets inspected. Oh, because it inconveinences your client? How big of you to step up for those who have no voice. Wrong, it's purely financial and disclosure.

And your right, it has nothing to do with the race for mayor. (You missed the boat) It has everything to do with the races for alderman. We don't need another Lynn, Ambrose or Hammerlink for alderman with you pulling the strings from some campaign contributions or auto dialer mud-slinging on issue totally irrelevant to the local race, like say, immigration.

2. Your definition of a smear campiagn only suites you and not the real world. Auto-dialers with your voice telling voters to NOT VOTE for a candidate based on irrelevent fact IS smearing in the political world.

3. So tell us what percentage of your home buyers fail. And tell us what interest rate you charge if a payment is late or missed. (Predatory Lending)

4. I apologize for taking credit away from your penmanship on the ordinances.

5. I think people would disagree with you on this Dan. Auto-dialers and campaign contributions in return for sliding through ordinances which favor your business is "buying a candidate".

6. Everyone who knows anything about you knows this is total BS. I don't think I've ever seen a man with an ass as big as yours jump so high as you did when the council voted to eliminate the NEO.

7. I do not feel I need to identify myself in order to state my opinion. You may not like it but that's are what these blogs are for, and if this is something that you don't like, then don't read them.

 
At 10/15/2007 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. It has nothing to do with this election, but I will say that properties with a history of good inspection records that are owner occupied should not be inspected any further. People need to take time off of work, pay fees, and for what? We live in a world of limited resources and so we should inspect things that need to be inspected, not owner occupied homes with perfect inspection records.

2. Personally, I think that Mr. Gluba's willingness to raise our Federal taxes by giving amnesty to all illegal aliens is relevent to how he might vote on our property taxes. He is a big spender.

3. Again, this has nothing to do with the election, and I have stated elswhere that we have a high rate of success with giving people a hand up to home ownership. Anytime you hit the 70% success rate with people that are suppossed to fail, I think your doing pretty good. Others may disagree. My late fees are never more then $40.00 by the way, and often less. Hardly predatory.

4. I have never crafted an ordinance.

5. If I supported people who in return slid through ordinances at my bidding, then I would be buying canidates. That has never happened.

6. It is my opinion that things are going better now under the fire department then they did under the NEO. You may disagree, and that is fine. Again, nothing to do with this election. In fact, if you agree that the old NEO should run things, then vote for Phil. He supports eliminating the fire department from inspections; I do not.

7. You are entitled to call me names and snipe at me annonymously without the courage of your convictions. I will continue to sign my name to my posts and ask the readers of this blog to consider that when they read these ridiculous accusations against me.

 
At 10/15/2007 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woops! Just forgot. This is Dan Lubell.

: )

 

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