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Archive for September 2009

Meanwhile, Back in Dragonland

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Well, well, well …

Reputation, image, brand matters.  Those of us that live here, work here, we know what we’ve got. It is a very vibrant and beautiful community.  If we don’t take a little bit more control of what our reputation is … others will do it for us.

Pekin Mayor Rusty Dunn, quoted in the Daily Times.

The Pekin City Council is also creating a Human Rights Committee specifically to address issues of racism in Pekin.

Hmmmm.   What former Pekin resident & blogger brought these ideas up again & again over the past three years?  This guy, maybe.

It’s good to see Pekin waking up to reality.


Written by Matthew

September 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Cookie Litter

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While browsing the website of the Aledo Times Record, I came upon an article recounting a horrific crime.  On March 20, 2009, Nicholas Bernhardt flung a plate of cookies to the floor at the Country Bank in Aledo.  Miscreant!  When arrested on an outstanding warrant (failure to appear, Mercer County), he was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.  We can all breath easier since this dastardly fiend was apprehended and brought to justice!

Nota Bene

Obviously Mr. Bernhardt had not yet partaken of his cannabis, or he would have consumed all the cookies instead of hurling them to the floor!  Hehehe.

Written by Matthew

September 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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Quote of the Day: Response to Tea Party Crew

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The protestors keep saying that they want their country back. Sorry, my fellow small-governmenters, but this country is a democracy, and you didn’t lose your country, you just lost an election. You had your chance for eight years. You blew it, and you lost. What Obama is doing is what he was elected to do. The principled response is not a massive, extremist-riddled hissy fit a few months in, but a constructive set of proposals to build on universal care for a more market-friendly and cost-conscious system in the future. You have to win some political credibility for that; and then you have to beat the man you lost so badly to last year. That’s the civil and civilized way forward for the right. It also seems, alas, to be the one they are currently refusing to take.

Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish, September 14, 2009

“Massive, extremist-ridden hissy fit” – what an apt description of the Tea Party movement.

Written by Matthew

September 15, 2009 at 8:05 am

Moment of Geekery: New Hubble Images

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September 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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Prime Beef Festival

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Monmouth is hosting the annual Prime Beef Festival now through Saturday.   Come & check things out!

Kudos to Allen Family Electronic Publishing for the festival website.  Looks great – well organized & professional.

Written by Matthew

September 10, 2009 at 8:28 am

Heckling in the Halls of the Capitol

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Nice.   Such maturity we’re being shown by the Grand Old Party.

By all means, Republicans, keep it up!  Behavior like this just ensures the continued slide of your party into regional obscurity.

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September 10, 2009 at 6:29 am

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Moment of Geekery: Flying Car!!!

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Hat Tip:  C.J. Summers.

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September 8, 2009 at 11:08 pm