April 12, 2005

LaHood comes to Moline to rouse the troops

Ray LaHood is slated to attend a local Republican pow-wow at The Mark.

U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, will speak Thursday at the Rock Island County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner at The Mark of the Quad Cities.

Rep. LaHood is a potential candidate for governor in 2006. Representing the 18th District of Illinois, he was elected to Congress in 1994.

Moline mayor-elect Don Welvaert and three candidates who will face off in the 17th Congressional District Republican primary also will speak at the event.

A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The program will begin after dinner. Tickets for the event are $40.

Get your tickets now.


At 4/12/2005 10:21 AM, Anonymous YoungDem503 said...

Sounds more like a comedy club, Don Welvaert and the two Republican candidates for the 17th district one of which is a "NFL agent", what a joke.

At 4/12/2005 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, I thought Don Welvaert was not partisan? He ran as a non-partisan? I'm very confused.

At 4/12/2005 3:00 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Excellent point anon.

At 4/12/2005 6:13 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

I'd like to attend and be entertained by dumb and dumber but it's not worth the $40. Plus I don't want anything to do with helping these bozos continue their campaign activities with any of my hard earned cash. I will save my money for more worthy causes.

It'd be interesting to see what pearls of knowledge come from these guys who are going to speak as newbie elect or would be elect since they all appear to be clueless.....

Wish I could sneak in with a free pass. Dope can you try for it using your press persona? Maybe you could get a chance to see them in action and ask a few good questions.

Darn - wish I could go - but my scruples won't let me pay the toll to be inside.......

At 4/12/2005 6:14 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Dope why no more random posts? Did it start gettin ugly??

At 4/12/2005 11:52 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Unfortunately, yes. Every day the trolls were getting more and more tedious and more and more ridiculous.

I've had to delete a number of truly dumb comments.

I got tired of having to clean up their mess and trying to decipher and make sense out of their stupidity only made my head hurt. Frankly, I've got better things to do.

Like shining a light on cockroachs, requiring commenters to register tends to make these types scatter and go elsewhere.

I tried leaving the door open for all as long as I could.

I'm simply tired of wasting my time either A. trying to respond and explain why they're dead wrong, which as I should have known, was fruitless, or B. deleting them all.

As I said in the post above where I revealed the anonymous poster, these are people who just can't seem to stay away from the site, even though they have nothing but negative things to say about it. This makes no sense to me either.

I put up with it for weeks, hoping it would improve, but I finally had to pull the plug.

It will cut down on the number of comments, but without the trolls, it will be more pleasant and enjoyable place for all.

At 4/13/2005 10:02 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Understood Dope.

Hey speaking of the leading Republicans being showcased with LaHood -- is the position still open to be campaign manager for "Gilligan".

You could try and promote that a bit on the site and maybe the poor guy can get someone to jump on board with his primary election challenge upcoming.....

He may feel like he's stranded on a desert isle when he gets cooking manager or no.

BTW - who is the actual anonymous person whose screen name is anonymous? That's pretty unimaginative don't ya think??

At 4/13/2005 11:25 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yep. But par for the course. -sigh-

At 4/16/2005 1:45 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Anon you are correct - Don Welavert was non-partisan unless it was better to be something and then if he was asked he was either Republican or Democrat depending on who was doing the asking.......

Watch him in action and you will see what he really is very soon.

I leave the judgement to you as to what you think that really is as the new term begins.


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