CHAINS WE CAN BELIEVE IN – Here at QCI… we are all about checking out the local joints. Great news is, the DSM, has a tons of greats! From the Tavern, to Tumea’s, Manhattan Deli… and so on and so on… But there are a couple of chains that we could get 100% behind… if they were only here… 2 come to mind immediately… Dunkin Donuts and Chick-fil-a.

Now before you yuppy Crap Des Moiners (people from West Des Moines) start slobbery yelling at me at Chick-Fil-a in the Jordan Creek Mall… trust us… we know it’s there. We would just like to see it all over the metro. And with Chick-Fil-a, it’s still kind of local… their franchisees are all hands on and give it a local joint feel. As for Dunkin Donuts? We’re proud gas station coffee drinkers… it’s just that… Dunkin Donuts is so good! Once its touches your lips… you get the idea. What’s your favorite stops QCI-ders? Any joints we’re missing here in Des Moines? Or Iowa in general?

MORE GOOD NEWS FROM THE LAND OF METAL – In case you missed it… Metallica is the main story of the 1,062nd issue of Rolling Stone. Their first cover in 12 years. Check out all the deets here.

GET OUT THE TIN FOIL HATS AND BLACK HELICOPTERS – Alright, being retired from the day to day grind is fun… but, it’s good to know I’m still on a bunch of activists’ email lists… the other day I received this theory under the subject “October 5 Secret Exposed”:

On or about October 5th, Biden will excuse himself from the ticket, citing health problems, and he will be replaced by Hillary. This is timed to occur after the VP debate on 10/2. There have been talks all weekend about how to proceed with this info.Generally, the feeling is that we should all go ahead and get it out there to as many blog sites and personal email lists as is possible. I have already seen a few short blurbs about this - the 'health problem' cited in those articles was aneurysm. Probably many of you have heard the same rumblings. However, at this point, with this inside info from the DNC, it looks like this Obama strategy will be a go. Therefore, it seems that the best strategy is to get out in front of this Obama maneuver, spell it out in detail, and thereby expose it for the grand manipulation that it is. So, let's start mixing this one up and cut the Obamites off at the pass - send this info out to as many people as you can - post about it on websites and blogs - etc.

Hmmm… not sure about all of this. But if you read Drudge today… you’ll find this and this that may want the Obama folks to rethink their pick. Thoughts?