More coverage, please3/31/2015
I’m writing to let you know that I am disappointed in the lack of coverage of the cock-fighting they have every month in the basement of the governor’s mansion. When I say “they” I don’t mean to be a snake about it, but I have to be. They don’t want anyone to know it’s going on, you see. Anyway, I think it’s an actual league, so right there I think it warrants coverage. I don’t see the other paper doing anything with it. Some of them are small, and some are just dumb little bastards. But it’s still fun to watch them peck each other’s eyeballs out. You ever seen that? It’s getting more popular, too. Anymore, there are more peckers in that room than you can shake a stick at. I remember when me and the husband started going back in ’77, and there were maybe 10 people there. I was the only woman. We’d laugh and call it the “Cock House.” God bless the USA!
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We need more traffic cameras.
Cancel my prescription
I just got my Des Moines Register bill dropped from $35 to $26 a month, although I am sure there are even better deals to be had on my block — although I am one of the few on my block who still gets this POS. I think I will do the same with Cityview — call and threaten to cancel my prescription — and see what they say? What’s the number?
This is how you do it
There has been a lot of discussion around the issue of raising the minimum wage. Both sides of the debate have valid arguments. In one corner are the business owners who, if the wage were raised, would see their expenses rise. How will they offset this additional cost? Raise prices on their goods. That’s no good for you and me. And in the other corner is the worker who is earning a wage that is basically enough to pay his or her cell phone bill and little else. That’s a problem, too. So what do we do? I don’t hold a degree from Waldorf, but I do know that this is a good question. I promise you that. But, by working together, we can create better paying jobs, give our kids the education they deserve and bring this country together again. I’m not for or against anything in this debate, only the preservation of that which our forefathers fought so hard for. Thank you to the men and women who serve our country. I promise to promise you everything. And nothing. Always and forever, Amen.
E. V. Ree Politico
-East Des Moines
Movie review was off target
I am writing in to express my frustrations with the “Insurgent” movie review (March 26, 1974). The movie was reviewed by Chad Taylor as a “poorly paced snooze-fest,” with “horrible leaps of logic” and “genuinely laughable dialogue.” Preposterous! As opposed to the writer who says that he is not the target audience, I, on the other hand, am a teenage girl and I think the movie was fabulous. It had cute boys and a really strong main character who made very smart life choices. The dialogue was great, and for once a movie showed conversation that was easy for me to understand. It clearly followed the exact story line of the books (I’ve read them all — twice) so I would know if the movie was accurate or not, and it totally is!
It affects your brain
The Civic Skinny last week (March 26, 1892) posed a good point. We need to let Iowans know that the people who are appointed to government jobs are gay. These things matter. When terms just keep getting handed down the line and people don’t know everything about the new officials in the Branstad administration, it can affect the decisions being made. Being gay means you have a different mind, right? In fact, the sexuality of an intelligent person in power matters so much that we should make sure that these announcements are more frequent and direct. You know, “because I’m gay I’ve decided this.” Because clearly, one’s sexual preference strongly effects his or her political decisions and advancements. Obviously.