Campaign, and another loss open thread

 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.

11 Responses to Campaign, and another loss open thread

  1. Anonymous says:

    MMMmm Doughnuts, sorry Cruiser the fattening ban was irresistable…

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Now you did it. I have to get a Snickers now.

  3. anonymous says:

    Alderman Meyers – on your new blog, instead of including a link, would it be possible to just paste the whole thing up so we can all see it?


  4. keith says:

    Sure will do.

  5. keith says:

    I haven’t figure out yet how to do that but will soon.I can’t yet get it to copy and paste, always, but can get it to link. Will work it though

  6. Anonymous says:

    Keith – did you selecting the text, then ctrl c copies, and ctrl v pastes? Just thought that might work

  7. anonymous says:

    Here`s the solution to Alderman Meyer`s Trivia question about how to pay the refund for the overcharge on Cable Fees. The city should just give everyone who is due a refund 3 city flags, and Call It Even. 🙂 After distributing those flags, there will still be plenty left to hand out for the Dolan/Malin/VanFossen mess. 😉 George Nicholas really new what he was doing when he ordered those City flags. 😉

  8. anonymous says:

    There is a great letter to the editor in the Sunday QCTimes about Keith Meyer, and what a great guy he is.

  9. anonymous says:

    Write in Niky for Mayor. End the sideshow at City Hall.


  10. cruisin2 says:

    I like the ideas. One’s a good way to get rid of some flags anyway. We’ve seen the letter to the editor, it’s nice to see that some people aren’t buying the smokescreen some are trying to spread. And we did vote for Niky and still feel we would have better off if she got in. We’re also glad people are checking out Alderman Meyers’ blog. Since Mr. Malin has started snooping around we hope it doesn’t dissappear.

  11. anonymous says:

    I find Meyer’s Blog just a bunch of mumbo jumbo. No substance.

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