Saturday, May 26, 2007


It's Memorial Day; take some time this weekend and see a movie about a great tradition in this country, liberating oppressed people from tyranical government. Hopefully we will come to realize that is what we are doing now, and thank everyone who has lost family members in this cause. I recommend They Were Expendable, or Saving Private Ryan, two favorites of mine. They really bring home the meaning of this holiday.

I have signed up as a Fair Tax supporter, and tried to submit a dvd about it to the local access channel. Quite to my surprise, they inform me that they only handle vhs. Can you believe that? We have an indoor swimming pool, a 6 million dollar gym at the high school, and more land to develop industry that will move out when the TIF money runs out, but our local access channel only does vhs. Unreal !!!

Speaking about industrial land, why are we accessing more farm land for industrial purposes when maquoketa has two large buildings sitting empty in the old industrial park? It doesn't make sense. I can see the TIF coming on again, and no jobs paying enough to buy a house on without government assistance. To make it worse, taxes and insurance for a home have gone so high people cant buy a house even with assistance from a government program. When are we going to learn?

the plain blunt guy top 5 presidential picks
1. duncan hunter 2. tom tancredo 3. mike huckabee 4.fred thompson 5. rudy guilani

-Tim Grover, the plain blunt guy