Thursday, January 18, 2007

Redmond Jones, Ethanol & The "WRONG" Editorial

Davenport’s own Redmond Jones has a published editorial in today’s Des Moines Register. You can read it here. Rumor has it, Mr. Jones is in the running for the Clinton City Administrators position. Maybe other folks know more….




Some CNBC know it all is calling for the Ethanol Crash of 2007. With oil down below $50 a barrel and the mad rush of investors creating more Ethanol plants then Iowa has counties, he might be correct.
Todays DMR, announces a Texas firm investing in three more (new) plants in Iowa. Iowa farmers are starting to talk about shortages in corn and escalating land values.
Pressures to enhance corn production will also impact Iowa cities. With the property tax roll back based on some funcky equation, agri productivity will continue to pressure the roll back downward and thus robbing cities of existing monies.
Let's not forget the impact on Iowa's watersheds and Aqua-ducts. Ethanol plants need lot's of water. It's time the State Legislators and Counties start talking about these issue's.

And I really don’t want to debate the war, George Bush or any of that other crap. God only knows there enough blogs for all of you to vent. But I can’t help but question what dribble the Quad City Times will actually publish on their Editorial page. Read at your own peril the “WRONG EDITORIAL” here.

31 Comments:

At January 18, 2007 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vomitted after reading that liberal "I feel more then I think" bullshit editorial.

Loved the picture Colonel!

 
At January 18, 2007 9:27 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Redmaond Jones is out of the running for the Clinton postion. They announced the three finalists for the position last week and his name was not on the list. I guess we get to give more experience in Davenport!

 
At January 18, 2007 11:02 AM, Blogger OK, a fly is an animal. Sort of. said...

Those who produce drivel often dribble (meaning #2).

 
At January 18, 2007 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton isn't as dumb as they look. :)

 
At January 18, 2007 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Redmond Jones filled out the application for the Clinton Administrator's position, and he got to the area of the form asking what he had accomplished for Davenport in the past few years, you can bet the only thing he could write down was delivering Coffee promptly to Malin.

 
At January 18, 2007 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Redmond Jones filled out the application for the Clinton Administrator's position, and he got to the area of the form asking what he had accomplished for Davenport in the past few years, you can bet the only thing he could write down was delivering Coffee promptly to Malin.

 
At January 18, 2007 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redman has done two things that you can point at since he's been drawing a paycheck from the City Of Davenport. It wasn't too many months ago that he attempted to sell Indian Springs Park, and also wanted to sell the City-Owned historical house on N/W Blvd. (Littig House ?) Thankfully, Karen Anderson was on top of this, and got the potential sales stopped.

 
At January 18, 2007 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, what does he do and how much does he make from us? Good things to find out. We are too top heavy in this city.

 
At January 19, 2007 2:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At January 19, 2007 10:02 PM, Blogger Socialist Christian Hippie said...

I find it interesting that most people profess to be moral, kind hearted, religious, and loving. Yet, when someone professes a morality that is loving, caring, forgiving, and suggests that that morality should, and could be the driving force of a slightly better world they are shouted down, or vomitted at, or even killed.

After the thousandth example, one must begin to assume that people must be lying or, have been lied to so much that they can't tell the difference between love and hate.

I would rather die than live in a world with no hope for love eventually reigning supreme. I would die if I could not be a part of bringing more love to the world.

That column was one of the best I have read.

Slink off to misery, if you must. You may always rejoin us, you will always be welcome, but you will not silence love.

As Jesus says: The rocks and stones themselves will sing!

 
At January 19, 2007 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:02 which column are you referring to?

 
At January 20, 2007 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To socialist christian hippie: What color is the sky in your world? And if you are a true hippie, tell me how many Momas and Papas are left? You better ask your parents (or grandparents) because I don't think you are even 25. Be origional suedo-socialist-christian-"hippie"-chick.

 
At January 20, 2007 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mental health commitment comes to mind.

 
At January 20, 2007 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have as much ethanol capacity under construction (producing within 18 months) as exists today. In otherwords, capacity will double in the next 18 months. We are already in excess of national madate levels. If we get in a 'short crop' situation next year and oil continues to slip, it could get ugly for ethanol producers.

 
At January 20, 2007 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colonel: soon the council will be voting on the distribution of over two million dollars in Community Block Grant Funds. It would be an interesting thread if you could post up a comparison of last years hand outs, comparing them to the proposed cash distributions for this year. John Lewis got a huge chunk of change last year and it would be interesting to see if they get it again. I would love to see the whole thing spent on one thing: a revolving fund to rehab/paint/repair houses SOL.

 
At January 20, 2007 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Meyer, at the committee meeting, a staff person was explaining what a good working relationship we now have with the Railroad. With that money the state gave them for crossing repairs, could we ask the railroad to buy a few gallons of paint and paint the graffiti on the overhead tressle on Division and 5th street? Then on the 13 crossings to be redone, is the crossing on Rockingham Road on that list?

 
At January 20, 2007 6:13 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

The CDBG distribution recommendations are posted on the city website.

Looks like JLCS gets $5400 out of the $1,780,000 itemized on there.

 
At January 20, 2007 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is $5400 too much.

 
At January 20, 2007 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crossings to be repaired
Keith

1.Rockingham east of Elmwood.
2.Elmwood near Mckinley
3.Schmidt Road south of Rockingham
4.Howell south of Rockingham
5.Stark south of River Drive
6.Kimmel east of Stark
7. Utah east of Rockingham
8. Wapellow east of Rockingham
9. Concord south of River Drive
10. Harrison soth of River Drive
11. 29th Street east of Esplanade
12. 33rd Street west of Eastern
13. 39th Street west of Eastern

 
At January 20, 2007 7:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about the extra w in Wapello.
Keith

 
At January 21, 2007 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the crossing report Alderman Meyer. It's good to see that the Rockingham Road tracks will be repaired soon. After that, my dentures won't clank there anymore.

 
At January 21, 2007 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever the council discusses being involved with a new business such as the new phone company that is comming to Davenport, it reminds me of years ago when Brammer Manufacturing stood at the podium and explained how this deal was better for Davenport than a Peanut Buster Parfeit. Now comes Cingular (under a different LLC name) and gives us the same song and dance. The same legal department that is drawing this contract is the same one that wrote the speed camera documents. Scary situation.

 
At January 21, 2007 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picture is of Redmond about to give the first of the Complimentary City of Davenport Mammograms. No wonder he is smiling. :)

 
At January 23, 2007 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Meyer, during the committee of the whole meeting, when you were questioning the guy about the details of the Freight House Deal, it appeared that either Frink or Howard turned off your mike so we couldn't hear what you were asking him. Thanks for watching our tax dollars; it sounds like we are about to get into something that we are going to regret a few years down the road.

 
At January 23, 2007 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it hard to understand why if Whitty owns the Freight House Building, that the city is being asked to become part of the contract. The Comedy Club should either assume the lease, or sub-lease from Whitty. The Comedy Club owner is demanding that the city pay for landscaping and some outside changes. That should be money out of his pocket. Then, the guy only wants to rent for 25 years, and then the city take over. This thing sounds like a legal mess waiting to happen. When Jamie Howard didn't want Keith to be asking questions about a private deal between the Club and Whitty because it was a private transaction, she was Wrong. The minute they wanted Davenporter's to sign on the dotted line, and pump in cash it became public. At that point, Keith had every right to interrogate the parties. Actually, Whitty should have been there for Keith to get some answers.

 
At January 24, 2007 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOu all voted for her - gosh- I didn;t vote for her, but you idiots did. Suck it up , you gt what you pay for. Next time, wise up and vote her out of office.

 
At January 24, 2007 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mike was shut off Alderman Meyer. You were in the middle of a sentance, and Howard screamed "point of order," and immediately your mike went dead. Charlie used to pull that crap all the time on people.

 
At January 24, 2007 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good news: The house at 5th and Marquette is demolished, and the hole filled in. The bad news: The dumpster at the old quick shop at 7th and Marquette is still an environmental disaster. Did you have time to check out that dumpsite alderman Meyer?

 
At January 24, 2007 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for Howard for Alderman at Large. I checked the "none of the above."

 
At January 24, 2007 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Lewis also has a dumpster place in a hazardous manner on Vine and 6th/7th. It is resting on the the curb and in slightly in the street. it looks horrible. If I lived there, it wouldn't be there. It is nuts that the neighbors there have to deal with that agency like that. Can't Kate Ridge see the dumpster is in an inappropriate place non-condusive to a decent neighborhood standard? I bet the dumpster wouldn't be placed on her home's curb like that.

There has been past complaints about this dumpster and the city does nothing.

 
At January 25, 2007 1:37 PM, Blogger The Colonel said...

So I am going to shut this thread down as well. Enough is enough.

George

 

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