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August 28, 2006

36th info on the web


James Beals, in a comment on the previous post, passes along the info that his campaign website is up.

I'm assuming it will be fleshed out with issue stuff as time goes by.

Mike Jacobs doesn't have a campaign website, but perhaps more useful are the links off his official state site. One link is to all bills he's joined in sponsoring; another is to committees he sits on, and the bills that moved through each.

Posted by jcb at August 28, 2006 07:39 PM

Comments

From Beals blog page. "James Beals will revitalize our economy by repealing unfair taxes / fees on businesses."

How will he bring in the money to replace these taxes?
I hope the bush plan of give to the rich and take from the poor will be his moto.

What taxes does Mr Beals feel are unfair?

Which fees and taxes are he going to repeal?

Some specifics would help.

Posted by: Wondering at August 29, 2006 08:36 AM

I meant will not be his moto.

Sorry!

Posted by: Wondering at August 29, 2006 09:41 AM

You hope that Beals is not a take from the poor and give to the rich guy.

Wake up!!

He is a Republican

Trickle down my back economics at your service.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 29, 2006 05:25 PM

Is Beals just throwing out rheteric about tax's? Either he has no plan or if he does he should come out and tell us what tax's and fees that he would do away with and how he would do without this money. Perhaps he wants to make class sizes bigger for our children. He needs to be specific on these things.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 30, 2006 08:36 AM

The only indication Beals is the Republican candidate is that he pledges his support to Topinka. Other than that, the only party reference is how he was raised by conservative, Democratic parents.
Looks like Beals is trying to hide the fact he's the Republican candidate.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 30, 2006 10:35 AM

I think the comments by 8/29@5:25p are hilarious! Rock Island County has been governed by Democrats for a generation yet has the 8th highest level of poverty in the entire State----yes, that includes inner city Chicago and extreme downstate.

As Dr. Phil says: how's that working for ya?

I'd say trickle down economics, or any other plan for that matter, has got to be better than whatever voodoo economics the Democrats are using to keep the people of Rock Island County in poverty. What have the Democrats done to help the poor? Appoint commissions?

Someone please explain why we have so much poverty here when Democrats are so firmly and proudly in control? Let's see some Democrat own the high rate of poverty in RICO, and not just blame Bush, conservatives, Republicans, etc., which is a cop-out and we all know it since our IA QC's are doing very well.

Someone please show me that Scott County, Iowa has a high poverty rate in IA, and then we can talk about those eeeeevil Republicans.

Posted by: paladin at August 30, 2006 01:16 PM


Rock Island County boasts some of the finest businessmen and women and entrepreneurs, including the late John Deere. How dare you, Paladin, attempt to smear the fine reputation of the business community for contributing to a lack of jobs and an unacceptable level of poverty.

Posted by: grillmaster deluxe II at August 30, 2006 03:44 PM

Huh? What exactly is your point GMDII? I'm not grokking.

Posted by: paladin at August 31, 2006 04:24 PM

Three points and a free bash of your least favorite politician for whoever's first to name the source of "grok" and "grokking."

Posted by: jcb at August 31, 2006 05:32 PM

Well duh, jcb, are you a stranger in a strange land?

Join the club!

Posted by: paladin at August 31, 2006 06:26 PM

a verb that connotes knowledge greater than that which can be sensed by an outside observer.

Posted by: Huck Finn at August 31, 2006 09:30 PM

Robert A. Heinlein originally coined the term as part of a fictional Martian language in his 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land, where it literally means "drink" and figuratively refers to the merging of essence that encompasses the theme of the book. The term has become part of the English language, attested in dictionaries and used most by certain counterculture groups and in hacker culture.

Both from Wikpedia.

Posted by: Huck Finn at August 31, 2006 09:31 PM

Sorry, Paladin, you don't win since it's assumed you knew. Huck, three points for you, and bash away at someone if you want to.

(I've never been a sci-fi fan but my wife is, and over the years she's strongly recommended this book or that. Stranger in a Strange Land was among the first.)

Posted by: jcb at September 1, 2006 12:24 AM

Has anyone noticed Andrea's new fall colors? Her signs are a brighter shade of purple and dimmer shade of yellow, and will provide a great spark to her campaign. I also noticed Andrea is using fall colors in her personal wardrobe. If she contiues to use the right colors, she may well win the race. Althoug Hare's color are better than they were, they are still tilted to to Summer.

I also noted that Rep. Boland's colors are off. Mike should abandon the under-sized yellow tee-shirts and American flag ties. These items make Boland appear heavier than he is and tends to wash him out in photos.

I would love to do Mike's color chart, I really think this would help come from behind and win this race. If Boland fails to heed my warning, he and Speaker Madigan will find themselves on the wrong side of the color wheel.

Haring would also benefit from having his colors corrected. Haring has bright aura, but lacks clear definition and color. I think Haring is a Summer, but I would like to see him in person to see if the blue in his eyes is bright or dull. Knowing these equations as I do, we could make Haring a bit friendly to voters.

Using the right colors certainly helps make the man or woman.

Yours,

Misty

Posted by: Mist at September 1, 2006 01:27 PM

James Beals is a REPUBLICAN! Really he is... Isn't he registered on the ballot as a republican. I just looked at his site. Talk about Generic and trying to pretend he is a Dem. Why doesn't he have REPUBLICAN on ANYTHING he is handing out? I am really wondering why... If he is running as a Republican he should be Republican not a shirt tail repub. All I can see is my parents were Democrat! And??????What isyour point Beals????

Posted by: Anonymous at September 2, 2006 05:14 PM

Hey Huck, if you're gonna get your free bash in, you'd better either make it snappy or make sure it's not a Congressional incumbent. Because beginning Thursday, the portion of McCain-Feingold that forbids criticism of members of Congress seeking re-election will kick in. (OK, that's just for broadcast advertising, and doesn't apply to blogs, blog comments or the internet----for now!)

Hey Beals, how about including a blog feature on your website, so all these inquiring minds can ask their important questions to you directly?

Posted by: paladin at September 3, 2006 07:57 PM

Why is James Beals trying to attack Denny Jacobs about his report? Isn't he running against Mike Jacobs. He needs to leave peoples families out of it. I learned this as a child at school. No wonder he got his jaw broken. Probabaly insulted someones mother.

Grow up Mr. Beals.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 4, 2006 09:35 AM

Anon 9:35, keep slinging that hash, it won't fly on this website.

Denny is responsible for his report and Mr. Beals (soon to be Senator Beals) never attacked him.

Shall we keep this race real and focus on the absence of Mike Jacobs who would rather be holding umbrellas for VIP's than actually being a VIP. Maybe Mike would be kind enough to hold an umbrella for the future Senator James Beals.

Beals is just plain smarter than Jacobs and he appeals to a majority of the voters. Who cares if Beals is a Republican, Independent, or Democrat, atleast he is not Mike Jacobs.

Beals will win by a margin bigger than most people think. Keep up the good work Mr. Beals!


Posted by: Anonymous at September 5, 2006 10:29 AM

Beals aren't you suppose to be working?

Posted by: Anonymous at September 5, 2006 12:01 PM

Beals is a crackpot. Look at his history, look at his website. How many political websites only mention the opposing parties. He's desperate and trying to pull a fast one. Very typical of the man.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 5, 2006 12:23 PM

Mr. Beals is a good man and will win this race despite all the smear,

Apparantely, smear is typical of the Jacobs camp, look at the Personal PAC in-kind contribution and how the phone calls (anonymous by the way) were conducted to smear Paul Rumler.

Talk about a fast one, deceiving voters, smearing your opponent. Jacobs needs to go home and ask his dad for another job.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 6, 2006 02:33 AM


My candidate is smarter than your candidate, blah, blah, blah.

How about if we all try to elevate the discussion a bit.

As a Democrat, I get tired of this back and forth.

Who's doing more for kids and families in this area? Who's doing more for our economy? Who has the edge in terms of experience?

Maybe those type of topics should lead the blog discussion rather than the petty stuff. Just asking.

Posted by: values matter at September 6, 2006 12:39 PM

values matter at September 6, 2006 12:39 PM, If you want that look at the entry entitled 36th District Stuff, Part Two... It has four comments. John tried to get peopel on the issues but as you can see this is what the people want.

Get used to it. These sites are the scandale pages of the future.

Posted by: Enquirer at September 6, 2006 01:21 PM

Enquirer - I don't get your logic. You say that a previous post about issues didn't get comments because it wasn't scandolous, yet this post was an informational one about websites and it got several. Sometimes posts inspire people, sometime they don't.

In my several months here I have seen the 36th district some up many times and it usually inspires a discussion. Sometimes they result in debate and a higher level of thinking, sometimes they do not. Unfortunately, comments like yours are the counter productive type that have nothing to do with the issue and provide an outlet to get off topic.

I am not familiar with this race as I live in the 37th district. Our race is much much much less interesting.

Posted by: Robbie at September 6, 2006 03:28 PM

Robbie, Show me the issue talk here. Value matter was refering to the third grade, my guy is better than yours. Real questions like the first from Wondering about which tax's did Beals want to cut and how he would make up this money, never get answered.
It is easy to say things but to have facts to back them up would help. Beals is a fluf man that can't and won't answer the tough questions.
Saying one is smarter or that one is laying on a bar floor don't help the discussions. The truth is that this is the flavor of this and all blog's by nature.

Posted by: Enquirer at September 7, 2006 08:09 AM

Enquirer - As you stated in your first post, this thread happens to be pretty void of issues. I think the problem with the questions wondering about brought up are that they are pretty much for james beals only. That keeps other people from posting because we can't answer for james beals. And to be honest, I personally don't expect him to post on here. If he does, that's great, but for some reason, a lot of people get the Bill O'Reilly attitude of 'come on my show or your a coward.'

Enquirer, I challenge you and everyone else to elevate the level of discussion in this blog. I personally feel that jcb tries hard to post meaningful topics, and that it is the anonymous commenters that just say stupid shit. I enjoy having a stimulating conversation/argument. Please stick around and keep a name that is recognizable and become a member of this blog community.

Posted by: Robbie at September 7, 2006 09:14 AM

Maybe Mr. Beals is currently working overseas and does not have the time answer simple questions on every blogsite.

Where is Senator Jacobs? No campaign website, no campaign office. It is illegal to use taxpayers funds to campaign.

Why do the majority of the bloggers smear Mr. Beals and not ask Senator Jacobs questions?

Beals-Jacobs debate is what I want to see.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 7, 2006 11:31 AM

The two men will be at Balck Hawk College in a couple of weeks to talk about privacy and women's health rights.

Posted by: Ialsowonder at September 7, 2006 10:52 PM

Where is Senator Jacobs? No campaign website, no campaign office. It is illegal to use taxpayers funds to campaign.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 10, 2006 04:40 AM

Republican candidate Beals,

Senator Jacobs is so far ahead you can't see him from where you are standing. You'll see him soon as I think he will lap you!

Posted by: Ialsowonder at September 10, 2006 09:12 PM


As far as I can tell, Senator Jacobs hasn't even begun his campaign. My guess is that he'll run a one-month campaign that starts around October 1. He's busy being State Senator right now.

And I don't think voters like these excessively long campaigns to begin with. Campaigns tend to last too long. Maybe we should tear a page out of how Europeans campaign. John Beydler, don't the English and others have something like 4-week campaigns? Can someone educate us on this matter.

Posted by: values matter at September 10, 2006 10:38 PM

English campaigns are shorter; don't know about the exact length. Lots of people do tend to block it all out until the last few weeks.

I'm all for a first-week-of-September primary, and the short general election campaign that would result.

Posted by: jcb at September 10, 2006 10:50 PM

Mr. Beals, May I ask why you are suing Mr. Ed's and the Beer Academy in Milan in connection with your jaw being broken? As a registered voter I would like to know.

Posted by: on the fence at September 12, 2006 12:35 PM

Values Matters,

Appointments are shorter than elections. Maybe every political job should be a hand me down.

Jacobs is arrogant and basking in his own appointed glory.

Beals will out hustle Jacobs and become an elected Senator.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 12, 2006 12:59 PM

Beals seems to be losing touch with reality. Stand back, I think he may blow!

Posted by: KattN at September 12, 2006 03:49 PM

Man, the only thing that blows is Mike Jacobs being our appointed Senator.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 19, 2006 12:21 PM

No, Jacobs is the choice of the Democratic party for the 36th district. I am not sure that you realize this due to the fact that Beals was unopposed to run for the Senate as the Republican challenger. One thing for sure is that people have voted for Jacobs. He won the primary in a landslide against a very qualified Paul Rumler. Paul Rumler has more education and more experience then Beals. Belas doesn't hold a candle to Rumler. Beals has never recieved a single vote! Not One from the people!
Now thats the facts!

Posted by: Just the facts at September 19, 2006 08:42 PM

Mr. Beals received over 8,000 votes during his Primary election. The fact that Jacobs had a primary opponent shows that he is vulnerable and people are either disappointed over his performance or his appointment.

The race is Beals-Jacobs.

This is the GENERAL ELECTION.

Stop spreading lies and propaganda 8:42

Posted by: The Real Facts at September 20, 2006 12:21 PM

Beals got 8000 votes against himself. Congratulations Mr. Beals you didn't lose to yourself. It will be interesting to see how you handle getting less votes than you did against yourself. We know what a great candidate like Paul Rumler did against Jacobs. I would bet that you can not come anywhere close to that. Rumler is a better candidate with a better education and a more extensive background. You don't hold a candle to Rumler. Rumler has a future in the are and will be around this community for years to come. You on the other hand will leave after this defeat.
Time will tell.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 20, 2006 10:55 PM

The only thing that blows is the negative back-and-forth on this site.

Come on, folks, let's demand positive stuff. If you can't say something good about someone don't say anything at all.

I hear Senator Jacobs is working on a new renewable energy plan. That's the kind of news and talk we need. I'd like to hear more about Mr. Beals ideas on how we can increase education funding.

Let's talk issues, not trash.

Posted by: values matter at September 20, 2006 10:57 PM

Only a Jacobs spin wet nurse would try to bring Paul Rumler into the General Election. Mr. Rumler should be complimted for running a CLEAN race.

The only reason Jacobs won was because of his dad, the money given to him by his dad, and the relentless smear/spin used in the Primary that he is now trying to use agaist Mr. Beals.

Look at his credentials Mr. Beals has
- Army Veteran
- West Point Graduate
- Eagle Scout

He has worked for great companies and has international business experience.

Not only is Mr. Beals running a clean campaign, but I believe he also defended Mike Jacobs earlier on this website.

Mr. Beals is my choice for Senator.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 21, 2006 12:25 PM

If you go back it is plain to see that James Beals is the one that brought Paul Rumler's good name into this race. He has repeatedly talked about Jacobs and Rumler. For your information Paul Rumler is a good Democrat and you Mr. Beals is with Bush and Topinka. You need to focus on issues.

Beals needs to stop the dirty tricks. It is very juvinile and petty.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 22, 2006 07:55 AM

Everything I have read, heard, and seen shows that Mr. Beals is running a clean race. I read that he is completely aligned with Judy Baar Topinka on his website, but I don't know of his support of President Bush.

There are a number of people / web bloggers (including myself) greatly PO'd over Jacobs appointment and his unnecessary smear of Paul Rumler.

Actually the smear of Paul Rumler was necessary in order for Jacobs to win, it was the only way for Jacobs to win.

What a sad bully we have for an appointed senator. He can't win on name recognition. He can't win on his qualifications. He can't win with signficant financial help from his dad and his dad's associates.

Juvenile and petty smear is Jacobs game. This has been proven in the Primary and now the General Election.

My Choice is Mr. Beals for our next elected Senator.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 22, 2006 12:13 PM

Why do you republican Beals lovers always bring up a great Democrat like Paul Rumler. Jacobs never smeared Rumler or Beals. I have not seen or heard Jacobs mention Beals name. He didn't mention him at the debate that Beals missed. I noticed that Jacobs article int he dispatch didn't mention Beals also. Rumler was never mentioned in any advertisement or as far as I know by Jacobs at any democratic functions. This is the Republican smear machine trying to devide us democrats. Do not believ their manipulating ways. Jacobs will win by the highest margin in the district.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 22, 2006 11:14 PM

I'm not liking either candidate much in this race, but not voting is really like a vote for the "so called" incumbent.

First time I've ever voted for an R in Illinois, but I figure if you have to choose between a real Republican and a pretend one, you may as well go with "truth in advertising".

slight margin Beals ;)

Posted by: Anonymous at September 23, 2006 09:49 AM

So true, 9:49am. I'm getting a whole new attitude about voting. In the past when I didn't care for one candidate or the other, or when the politician had no opposition, I just wouldn't mark my ballot.

No more. Beginning with the March primary (I took out a Democrat ballot) I wrote in candidates for those positions where I either disapproved of both/all candidates or for those unopposed. I noticed that Lane Evans got a larger than usual write in vote opposing him (I was one of 'em). Wonder why.

A more perfect ballot would include a "none of the above" slot. My guess is that many of the local candidates would go down in defeat to NOTA.

Posted by: paladin at September 23, 2006 01:53 PM

not me...my mind is made up! Go Jacobs

Posted by: Anonymous at September 25, 2006 12:22 PM

A real Republican and a fake one? Ok, so which one is the guy who doesn't identify himself as a Repulican on his website?

Posted by: Anonymous? at September 25, 2006 01:13 PM

The guy who doesn't declare his party is also the guy who doesn't think he needs to use the word "candidate". It says he is my senator. The republican "candidate" also failw to mention that he is running for the position and is not he incumant. I don't agree with this at all. I declare both the democrat incumbants to win by a fair share.

Posted by: old fashioned with a twist at September 25, 2006 03:02 PM

Mr. Beals,

I would like to find out if you are only suing Mr. Bray for breaking you jaw? That is who broke your jaw, correct?

I would like to know if there is any truth to the following being sued by you:

Hollars Bar and Grill
The Owner of Hollars Bar and Grill
Mister Ed's Bar
Beer Academy
Wessling Enterprises

Did they all break your jaw or why would you be suing them?

As a voter I'd like to know. Who else is involved in this law suit. Since you are running for public office I think it's my right to know the facts.


Posted by: JS at September 25, 2006 03:10 PM

Mike Jacobs has the highest union vote in the land. He is for womans rights. He is for education. A great democratic tradition in the 36th.
My vote goes to the only Democrat in the race for State Senate.
Senator Mike Jacobs!

Posted by: Democratic supporter at September 25, 2006 03:54 PM

It sure looks like one of the letters to the editor published in this weekends D/A against Mike Jacobs sure did ruffle a few feathers. There must have been some truth to it.

So Mike, as Mrs. Pellar would say "Where is the beef? Where is the money?

Empty promises are no way to represent your constituents.

My vote is for James Beals.

Posted by: Democrat for Beals at September 25, 2006 07:43 PM

Just college-age achivements and zero fulfilled commitments are no way to be successful in politics.

My vote is for Mike Jacobs.

Posted by: Republican for Jacobs at September 25, 2006 11:50 PM

You are no Democrat. Quit trying to hide behind Anon. Jacobs is the only Democrat. Republicans are not who good Democrats vote for.
Vote Jacobs!

Posted by: Tom Holmes at September 26, 2006 07:14 AM

Senator Jacobs increased education funding by $954 million. What else do you want to see?

Posted by: anonymousDU at September 26, 2006 10:12 AM

Mr. Beals is an extremely talented person who has worked hard for everything he has achieved.

He makes over 6 digits, travels the globe, and even flies in a Corporate jet.

Beyond graduating from West Point and serving his country, he has several years of business management. What amazes me is that he evens finds time to give back to the community, let alone run for public office.

Mr. Beals is one of us and will make a great Senator.

Shame on you Anon 25 Sep, 11:50 and the rest of the anonymous smear bloggers.

Posted by: Friend of James Beals at September 26, 2006 12:16 PM

Mike Jacobs can't get money for the Silvis school which is still on the wait program, I believe it has been over 2 years.


Mike Jacobs can't get money approved for Western Illinois University. The boy has no clout.

I am really tired of him taking credit for other people's work. $954 million in education, BS. Why did Black Hawk college solicit residents to have their property tax raised, which Jacobs supported and failed, only to have tuition raised again. Where is the money for Black Hawk college.

Perhaps mini-blind Mike can have his dad find him another job. We need a REAL Senator.

My vote is Mr. Beals for our next elected Senator.

Posted by: Where's the Beef at September 26, 2006 12:19 PM

Jacobs has more clout in his little finger than Beals will have in his entire life.

Beals is better suited to corporate life than political life. I would hate to see him give up his corporate jet and gucci loafers. Heaven forbid.

Posted by: Randy at September 26, 2006 03:02 PM


Let me correct "Where's the Beef?"

State Sen. Mike Jacobs, working with fellow QC legislators, was able to convince the Governor to release $2.4 million for the new WIU-QC Riverfront Campus Initiative earlier this year.

Then Jacobs convinced the Governor to include $13.8 million into next year's capital budget for WIU-QC Riverfront Campus.

Jacobs has many accomplishments in his short tenure in the State Senate.

His experience is paying off for our area.

I am not writing to say anything negative about his opponent, because that's the cheap and easy thing to do and there's far too much of negative campaigning on this blog and others.

I'm simply here to say Mike Jacobs is doing a good job, his experience is paying off, he's getting the job done.

Posted by: grillmaster deluxe II at September 27, 2006 12:33 AM

Beals is more suited for a corporate life of making money than public service. When given the chance to serve, he chose the Army's cash offer to quit rather finish his commitment.

We don't want a quitter in office.

My vote is for Mike Jacobs as our reelected Senator.

Posted by: Duty, Honor, Country at September 27, 2006 01:22 AM

I highly doubt Beals is making six digits. As far as being suited for corporate life, his work history shows he isn't suited well for that either.

Posted by: Anonymous? at September 27, 2006 06:35 AM

Tsk Tsk. Anonymous smear at its best.

Mr. Beals served his country over 7 years and received an honorable discharge. Obviously Mr. Beals understands duty, honor, country and the anonymous smear artist does not.

Quitter? I would not call anyone who obtained the rank of Eagle Scout a quitter, let alone someone who graduate from West Point or any other service academy. That takes persistance and guts.

Don't be jealous that Mr. Beals makes over 6 digits. I guarantee you that he does not wear gucci loafers. The guy drives a diesel pick-up truck.

Notice I did not even say anything negative against his opponent either. I agree Grillmaster Deluxe II, that's the cheap and easy thing to do and there's far too much of negative campaigning on this blog and others.

Why don't the anonymous bloggers review his campaign website: www.bealsforsenate.com

My vote is for who I feel is more qualified and would do a better job as our next elected State Senator, and that is FOR Mr. Beals. His accomplishments speak for themselves.

Posted by: Friend of James Beals at September 28, 2006 12:16 PM

Beals and his corporate elite lifestyle is good for you rich republicans but he doesn't understand the needs of the average Joe. He is to interested in helping the elite rich of this country. He is a trickle down my back and tell me it is raining economuic guy with a love for Topinka. He has missed two forums already and I understand that he is not going to attend the womans conference. If not a quitter then at least afraid to meet Jacobs face to face at the womans event.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 28, 2006 04:39 PM

Senate Republicans have downgraded Beasl race from "Tier II" to "Tier III." Meanwhile, Steve Haring has proven a stronger candidate and is now a "Tier I" target. A new poll shows Boland trailing Haring for the first time. The pay raise issue appears to be diminishing Boland chances.

Posted by: R-Insider at September 28, 2006 05:08 PM

In your dreams R-Insider might as well call yourself an anonymous Jacobs supporter posing as someone else.

I just received a color brochure that reads "Paid for by the Republican State Senate Campaign Committee". Looks to my like the Senate Republicans are investing in Mr. Beals and the campaign which has been listed as Tier II for some time.

I would say they will determine in the next few weeks if this is a Tier 1 race or not. Based on the feedback I've heard, Jacobs is behind and has once again resorted to smear to try and save his bacon.

Beals is a good man and I believe he will be our next elected Senator.

PS. Mr. Haring's race has always been considered Tier I. Good thing Mr. Haring and Mr. Beals get along, unlike Boland / Jacobs. Too bad, a lot of people like and support Mike Boland.

Posted by: D is for Deceit at September 28, 2006 06:46 PM

Anon at 04:39 PM --Just exactly when and where is his woman's event people keep referring to?

Posted by: jcb at September 28, 2006 10:21 PM

JCB, I also question this mysterious woman's event. I think it is a Jacobs ploy to change topic. Our district is really hurting on jobs, education, and economic development which is the focus of Mr. Beals' campaign.

While we are on the subject of forums, what were the 2 forums that Mr. Beals missed.

He was on business travel and could not attend the Carroll Country Farm Bureau event. I even believe Senator Todd Sieben mentioned some kind words on his behalf.

Posted by: What Forums? at September 29, 2006 12:14 PM

I guarantee you the James Beals is not afraid to debate Mike Jacobs.

I can't believe that Jacob's supporters are trying the use web-blogs too see in advance what forums Mr. Beals is / is not planning to attend.

Look at the website: www.bealsforsenate.com

James tore down the small house he grew up in to make room for the 2 car garage now existing on his parents lot in the village of Hampton.

Mr. Beals is one of us and was raised by conservative Democratic parents who were not wealthy by any means.

Mr. Beals will make a great elected Senator because of his upbringing, education, and values. He is one of us and cares for people and his community.

Posted by: Friend of James Beals at September 29, 2006 12:22 PM

Had three people (or one person posting under three names) claiming to have been at the mysterious women's forum, but they never said where it was or who sponsored it or anything like that. 'bout all they said was how handsome they think Sen. Jacobs is.

'bout all I can say is that there are a couple of IP numbers that are now toxic; won't be posting anything more I get from them.

Posted by: jcb at September 29, 2006 08:13 PM