rick harover @hawkize ?active 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Mike. i remember all too well turning on KCRG the morning of Jan 20 and seeing Joe Winters and Scott Sanborn talking in very somber tones about Chris Street in the past tense. Once i realized why and got what info was available i turned off the TV. my daughter, 11 at the time, [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Is Cedar Rapids a more dangerous place than a decade ago? 1 year, 1 month ago · View
having moved out of CR in 2001 “All i know is what i read in the papers” (Will Rogers) and my perception is that there is a lot more happening and in more diverse parts of town than when i lived there last. That being said, in the late ’70s i lived in the 1400 [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Do you think gambling would bring more benefits than problems to Cedar Rapids? 1 year, 2 months ago · View
Linn county native living about 3 miles from the new Columbus, OH casino. i have several objections to the system used to put the casino in place and am not likely to visit it-i’d rather waste my $ on the occasional bottle of good whiskey/whisky or six-pack of craft beer. the existance of the new [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Is there a valid reason for a state to consider secession? 1 year, 3 months ago · View
while it could be that the USA would be better off w/o the secessionists, these whiney bad losers should either crawl back under their collective rocks or band together and try to change the things they don’t like. i wish them luck with the latter (not really) but hey! trying is better than whining.
rick harover commented on the blog post Should Hostess workers have made more concessions? 1 year, 3 months ago · View
nearly 30 years ago Wilson Foods filed for bancruptcy and slashed worker wages by about 40%. Six weeks or so after the fact we voted to strike since there had been no negotiations. after a two week strike we got about a buck and a half an hour back. The CR plant was later sold [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Iowa MBB: No tongue-lashing from Fran McCaffery, just crisp execution in major comeback 1 year, 3 months ago · View
great comeback! it was as much fun to watch the 2nd half as it was disconcerting to see the first. i discovered BTN2GO last night so i got to watch the game here in central oHIo. it was pleasantly nostalgic, to say the least, to hear Mac on the broadcast too.
rick harover commented on the blog post Do teacher unions still serve a valuable role in Iowa? 1 year, 3 months ago · View
Teachers (some of the most important “workers” of all) need representation against capricious administrators just like any other worker needs some defense against unfair treatment by management. it’s long been an amazement to me how management (before the ink is even dry on the contract they just signed) are always looking for ways around those [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Should media provide fact-checking stories about politicians’ claims? 1 year, 5 months ago · View
absolutely. in an era when a “fact” may have have only a shred of truth to it i think the Perry Mason definition of truth should be established as the standart. “…the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth…” be it in politics or big businees “truth” has become ambiguous, the media would [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Should sexual health education be required in Iowa schools? 1 year, 5 months ago · View
yes. just yes.
from here in the tatterred remains of the lower middle class i can honestly say, “yes.” i am and so is my family. on top of that we also have a future to look forward to if Obama is re-elected. a future that includes the middle class.
a “blanket” burn barrel ban in a wide open rural state like Iowa seems wrong. however, in populated areas (incorporated or not) burning of trash should be banned. about 15 years ago on an unseasonably warm late Feb. day i was at a birthday party in a small Linn county town where burn barrells had [...]
NO! people should have to sneak beer into Kinnick like we had to do! actually, as much as i love Hawkeye football and beer if i had anything to say about it my answer would be , “no.” there is one exception. I have been to a few buckeye basketball games and on a private [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Flag flap in Iowa City: Serious issue or overblown? 1 year, 5 months ago · View
the issue is significant. However in the 11 years i have lived in central OH i have seen many commercial establishments and several veteran’s organizations displaying an appalling lack of flag etiquette. so who’s to be surprised when somebody else doesn’t know how to treat Old Glory properly. Businesses here routinely leave flags out in [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post Should profane t-shirts be banned at University of Iowa? 1 year, 6 months ago · View
it’s not infrequently that i use and reuse the phrase, “Baby Boomers didn’t invent the “f” word but we sure did our best to popularize it.” and while the expletives flow pretty freely from me in many circumstances i have always sort of cringed when i see someone wearing a shirt with a bad word [...]
as one who makes the 500+ mile drive from suburban Columbus, OH to the CR area several times a year the best parts of the trip are I 70 and I 74 thru Indiana (70 mph “limit”) and I 80 from the Mississippi to I 380 in eastern Iowa with 70 mph “limits” most of [...]
rick harover commented on the blog post What do you think of updated school food guidelines? 1 year, 6 months ago · View
one of the biggest misconceptions about skim milk is that it has less nutritional value than whole milk or two pecent. the fact is that the only thing lacking in skim milk is milk fat (cream) and thus calories. all the vitamins calcium etc are there. to those who grew up on whole milk it [...]
By J.T. Rushing/Correspondent commented on the blog post Grassley’s latest oversight effort focuses on Justice Department 1 year, 6 months ago · View
ol’ Chuck has a reputation as some sort of dog, i’ll concede that much.
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