The election is sneaking up on us and we felt it was time for a reminder. It appears that the candidates are running clean campaigns; but having been on the recieving end of an auto-dialer call someone isn’t. While someone feels these calls are important enough to interupt our dinners, they are not proud enough of them to say their group is behind them. Please don’t bother us with your drivel, we do have brains and we know how to use them.
We feel this is what cost Jamie Howard a shot at the Mayor’s seat. We don’t care what the other candidates did years ago. She just couldn’t hide from the smear campaign and her record as an elected official. We hope the others learned from her mistake.
Another sore spot is Malin’s treatment of Alderman Meyer. Nice to find out you can’t bar elected officials from others, weeks after you do. We have to ask; what does this council want to do that they feel Alderman Meyer will protest against? More taxes? We’re not big on the conspiracy theory, but something smells fishy. Regardless of which ward you live in, if we all just look at the incumbant’s voting record, the problems we may have encountered, and the promises of those sharing the ballot before we vote, and forget rumors and innuendos we’ll be a better city for it.
On a sad note, we lost another friend died Monday. Al Siefers passed away. Over the years he was active in the car hobby, raised a family, and made a lot of friends along the way. He was a member of the Quad Cities Antique Ford Car Club, the Antique Snowmobile Club of America, and the Midwest Crosley Club. He also enjoyed attending events involving steam power and thrashing. He was a veteran, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Our condolences to the family.
This is going to be an open thread as we’ll be busy for while. Feel free to comment on any subject as long as it’s not illegal or fattening.