We are all used to political candidates telling their constituents what they want to hear when they want to hear it.  It's usually in the form of a speech to drum up support or in a television commercial giving a laundry list of things they plan to fix.

For too long, politicians have gotten away with playing on the emotions of their constituents in order to get elected. It's time to put an end to this charade and demand that our representatives be honest with us rather than just giving us everything we want to hear right before an election.

When it comes to politics, it's always been the case that some candidates will tell the people what they want to hear in order to gain support. Whether or not they intend to follow through on those promises after being elected to office, however, is usually not so clear cut.

Imagine if candidates spoke honestly about what they could really accomplish in office. They would have no choice but to be honest because there would be nowhere else to hide. Without having to worry about being politically correct, we might finally hear an answer from a politician when we ask, What will you do? How refreshing would that be? Our elected officials should be held accountable at all times, but imagine if we had their undivided attention during a campaign season when so much gets overlooked. Would it not improve our political process?

Louisiana senate candidate Gary Chambers seems to think honesty is the best policy to get elected.  He released a campaign ad that shows him smoking a big fat blunt.

Obviously, he wants Louisiana to legalize pot, and he quotes a statistic that says states waste $3.7 billion enforcing marijuana laws.

Pretty refreshing if you ask me.

 

DIY McRib

Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!

Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!