Double circus trouble


An article in our QC Times doesn’t make our local
political circus look very good.

The fur is flying, the feces hit the rotating
cooling device, and elections have consequences.

Our city government wants to spend $46+
million dollars for gambling boat it doesn’t
want and a gaming license it can’t own.

In our city of around 100,000, a lot of us
have been saying no. Now a poll has come out
that says over 90% of city residents polled
want to vote on the deal.

Government said no, that can’t happen.

Add to that the fact another Iowa city is
trying to put another new casino well within
driving distance and the problem gets

That leaves the upcoming elections. People
around here seem to like our Mayor, but now
pundits are saying if this goes through he
can’t win re-election.

Some are predicting a political death knell
for any Council members who vote to go through
with the deal.

We do like a precious few on the council,
but they’re involved also.

The intellectuals are meeting to defuse the
situation while the rednecks are lifting long
necks in celebration.

So, can Rocky save Bullwinkle from the evil
clutches of Boris and Natasha? We don’t even
pretend to know the answer.

But it should get interesting real soon.
And good luck to Keith.
Comments are always welcome.

9 Responses to Double circus trouble

  1. Brittius says:

    Sounds like somebody at City Hall is being “greased”; Time to remind the politicians that the People, ARE City Hall.

  2. Anon. says:

    The “poll” was done by a company owned by Mike Duffy. He also paid for the “poll”. Do you think he got the result he wanted?

  3. cruisin2 says:

    That’s what we thought, but they keep getting re-elected.

    So only the government polls, and the ones that agree with the government are accurate? I don’t know how high the number is,
    but there are a lot of unhappy campers about this deal.

  4. Brittius says:

    Must be “ACORN” Syndrome…

  5. AnonymouS says:

    Good luck to Keith Meyer today. Anyone that knows Keith’s neighbor knows that Keith is not guilty.

  6. cruisin2 says:

    Sounds right to us.

    Don’t know the neighbor, but have heard rumors.

  7. Anon. says:

    I don’t recall saying anything about a “government poll”. There are plenty of private polling companies that Mr. Duffy can hire. Using his own is self-serving at best. The bottom line is that current state law and Davenport’s status as a charter city makes an advisory referendum illegal no matter what any poll says.

  8. cruisin2 says:

    Why should Duffy hire another company to do what his company does? And the fact the city didn’t poll the people proves they don’t care what the people think.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yes, why should he when he can get the answer he wants. And at no charge.

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