A couple things

Happy Birthday Kenny! 19 years ago today you came into this world, and it hasn’t been the same sinice. Yes, Lil’ Cruiser isn’t so little anymore. We’re going to take him and his girlfriend out for breakfast and have biscuits and gravy instead of turkey.

If anyone has a question about the Davenport Promise, you have until early Monday morning to let us know. I will email the latest set of questions around 9 am Monday and await an answers. We’ll close this post with a few more worthless facts-

It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
One human hair can support 3 kg (6 lb).
The average man’s penis is three times the length of his thumb.
Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.
There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
Women blink twice as often as men.
The average person’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
Women reading this will be finished now.
Men who read this are probably still busy checking their thumbs.

Comments on just about anything are always welcome.

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15 Responses to A couple things

  1. anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday Cruiser Jr.! You’re a chip off the ol` shortblock.

    Nothing better than a big platter of saussage and bis`kits.
    Years ago there was a truckstop near Peru Illinois called the 71+80 that had the best ones. The cook their looked like the lady on the aunt jemima pancake box, and could she ever cook. The saussage was spicy, the gravy was thick and greasy, and the bis`kits were light, hot and fluffy. She would heap the platter full, and the best was the price. 99 cents plus the cost of your drink. It was so generous a portion you could hardly finish. Those were the good old days.

  2. Wifey says:

    Happy Birthday Kenny. You have put a few grey hairs on this lady’s head as well as Cruisers. But I would not change one thing about you. You are still my baby.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    anonymous,
    Don’t think we hit that one. There’s a restaurant now in that general area that’s a converted gas station. They have great food and charge about half as much money compared to some places around here. Next time we get up that way for a car show, I’ll have to check and see if it’s still there.

    Wifey,
    I’ve got a grey hair?

  4. Nuckin'_Futs says:

    Kenny is lucky that he comes from a long line of elongated thumbs.

    😉

    .

  5. anonymous says:

    The much needed reconstruction of NorthWest Boulevard is about complete. When this project was started, the council approved a large sum of money to have the utility lines burried, but it appears that they are still up on poles. Hopefully someone will make sure the taxpayers got all they paid for before the final check is cut.

  6. cruisin2 says:

    Nuckin’ Futs,
    Thanks for the laugh.

    anonymous,
    We haven’t been out that way, but also thought the lines were supposed to end up underground.

  7. anonymous says:

    If you have room on the question list, I have one to add: Malin has been asked several times about what will happen if Promise fails. His canned answer is that they have backup plans to put into place if that happens. We all need to know exactly what the details of these backup plans is. It is safe to say that most don`t understand the original plan, much less the contingency measures. Then: what if the secondary plans are also failures? It is difficult to stop something like this once it is started. Even though I`m against this, I do feel that if we do make a committment to a certain graduating class, that we should keep our committment to them, even if the program is curtailed to future graduating classes.

  8. Promise says:

    What is you take on the Readers front page article on Promise?

  9. anonymous says:

    The River City Reader article is very informative, and contains far more factual info than the QCTimes has published about it in the past two years.

    Thanks to the RCR for being fair and balanced.

  10. Promise says:

    Questions for Malin:

    Over a year ago a fund was started for Davenport Promise. How much money has been raised to date.

    Also how much money has been raised for the new Prairie Heights library.

    And what is the current life expectancy for the landfill in Buffalo.

  11. anonymous says:

    Question: Both the City Council and the School Board have adopted resolutions stating that they will not raise taxes to pay for any of the Promise Program. Is there going to be a guarantee for the next 20 years that there will not be fee increases?

    The city has this smooth way of collecting from one fund and then shifting the money into other places.

    It is bad enough to have increased property taxes, but at least those are tax deductable for most of us, whereas fees paid to the city are not deductable.

  12. anonymous says:

    For Mr. Malin

    Mayor Gluba just said at a press conference a few weeks ago that we are going to have to tighten our financial belt. You just hired a SECOND assistant to the city administrator. I’d like that explained.

  13. cruisin2 says:

    anonymous,
    We’ll add it and see what happens.

    Promise,
    We haven’t pick up a Reader yet. We’ll have to get out and find one.

    anonymous,
    Everyone I’ve read seemed to be well balanced.

    Promise,
    We’ll add it to the list.

    anonymous,
    We’ll add that one as well.

    anonymous,
    We hadn’t heard that, but we’ll add it to the list.

    We’ll turn the questions in sometime tomorrow morning. As soon as I get a response, I’ll post them on the blog.

  14. Promised out says:

    Also how much money is still owed on the west library?

  15. anonymous says:

    How much is the bond payment per month on 53rd and Eastern, and how many lots are sold, and how many houses have been started?

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