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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Physically fit coaches

A COMMENT said that by relieving coaches of their classroom duties and allowing them to only coach, we'd have less student obesity. Look at some of our coaches. Several are overweight. They may be coaches, but they sure aren't the role models of physical fitness I want for my children. Perhaps before we let them coach we should require physical fitness on their part.

Doesn't work

THE ECONOMICS of ethanol doesn't work for anyone. It's time to stop trying to force that white elephant on consumers.

Voting ID

FIRST, MOST of us are OK with showing a driver's license as proof of identity when we vote -- as long as it is current, is from the state in which you want to vote, is not issued by a state which allows illegal aliens to get a driver's license and is accompanied by valid, verifiable proof (like a voter registration card) that you are a resident of the precinct in which you attempt to vote. Second, a Social Security card is not proof of identity. You can buy one for about $50 just about anywhere south of the border, and it does not positively identify you. Why are so many people so willing to give this privilege away to people who either abuse it or to people who have no right by virtue of noncitizenship?

Chest injuries

STUDIES FAIL to note that the majority of deaths of motorcyclists are chest injuries, not head injuries.

Polite drivers

MANY OF the Cape Girardeau Roadrunners like to go for a run after work. It's a little exercise and makes you feel good. I want to thank the drivers on Hopper Road and in Twin Lake Subdivision for being polite and nice. They always try to get out of my way and give me a little extra room.

Company with a heart

THANK YOU, Wal-Mart, for dropping your controversial effort concerning Debbie Shank of Jackson. You do have a heart, and we thank you.

Bad parenting

THE PERSON who's upset about receiving a summons for letting her children play outside is fortunate that she only received a summons. I think she should have received a court order to attend parenting classes. Anyone who would think a 5-year-old is old enough to cross a street with traffic needs parenting classes. Eight- and 7-year-olds are not old enough to supervise a 5-year-old. Any good parent would know that.

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I'll be the first one to post, VOTE YES APRIL 8TH!!!!

That and Hillary sucks...

-- Posted by Joe Raider on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 4:31 AM

The city has not presented a reasonable plan. Vote NO to the Parks tax.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 11:20 AM

The plan is very reasonable, you just need to take some time to read it. Here's the web site: http://www.yesapril8.com. Inform yourself, it's always a good idea before voting. LOL


-- Posted by unilib on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 12:43 PM

How many speakout sections are there this morning??

Anyway. I was just thinking this morning. Many of the NO voters have down played the significance of the SEMO District Fair. Have you considered the revenue created by the SEMO Fair? There ARE many positives to this. I'll just say this, the next time the city and county start contributing taxpayer dollars to private entrepreneurs....I want to hear you all chiming in, complaining, and raising ten kinds of hell.

It's **** ridiculous how volatile and hateful this debate has become, especially since we are talking about something that "everyone" can utilize. (and not just a waterpark, which I agree would be a waste.) Like I mentioned, if a private entrepreneur wanted $1 million in taxpayer dollars to build a waterpark and make money in the name of capitalism, most of you voting NO now, wouldn't have a problem with it.

It makes NO sense to me! I get more confused everytime I read most of your posts.

-- Posted by Proud_Democrat on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 1:56 PM

Conservable: I agree with you this is not the time for a tax increase. Let's get this ecomomic mess behind us and then bring the proposed tax back regarding the water drainage, but not the water park. The water park is something private business should get involved in not the City government.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 2:06 PM

Good day mary jo. Glad to see you have quite the fascination with me. You know who I am (I do not try to hide my identity such as you) yet refuse to let anyone know who you are.

I am sure you are a hot single mom who just needs some good loving in order to get the stick out of your *****.

Have a great day honey bunches, maryjobear!

-- Posted by Instructor_aka____________ on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 2:07 PM


Your "Note" cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 2:08 PM

Jerry, I think you might be on to something with thinking that Herr is some sort of hacker. That thought has crossed my mind also.

Now, what should we do?????

-- Posted by Instructor_aka____________ on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 2:13 PM


I have know clue who you are, but I think your post today was a little bit sexist and I for one don't think I care for it.


-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 2:16 PM

Me'Lange asked "WHERE is the MISSING 3%?"

In the best Conservababe style, I have to say that this "3% missing" is an urban legend. The way I understand it (because I asked) is this: When the proposal was being initially discussed, it was estimated that over $3 million would be necessary to fix the Central pool for good. Many adjustments were made, and a compromise was reached to allocate only $1.5 million to fix the most pressing problems, with the possibility of the school system contributing 50% of that amount since they are responsible for half of the pool maintenance costs. If that happened, then the extra $750,000 would be reallocated as needed. So, Me'Lange, the money is there and will be used and accounted for. It's not "missing", like the $9 billion in Iraq that you dismissed as "business risk".

The explanation is satisfactory to me, and as long as the City shows where each penny is going during the implementation phase of the projects, I'm fine with voting YES for the tax increase.

-- Posted by unilib on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 4:25 PM

Well I'll be horndogged! I come back in from working the plantation, and still find two separate SO sections, with even different issues in them. Trouble is, one seems to have locked up earlier in the day, but this one appears to be pressing on(?). Lookin' like too much hassle to me; howsumever, I asked S-Bethie a super-hypersensitive question in the locked up section, which might equate to a serious matter of Motherland Defense...or, er, maybe thats motherhood...ahh, mother in the hood(?)...heck w/it, whatever! Therefore, I'll paste it over in this one, and see if I can catch her.


Wake up, even if it means waking the "special cargo" ya got in the hold too! Please see below, and answer, hopefully in the affirmative. I'll check back later when I come in again.


Well, you just flog away to your heart's content, and until hubby joyfully submits to having your way with him...should at least be a stimulating workout!!

I must say, howsumever, that you skillfully dodged a question (which, as POTUS-to-be, you have every authorization to do so!), which just may be an issue of national (in)security. To Wit: Do I have your permission to graphically albeit tastefully describe what I saw in your other avatar, weird as it may be. And it may be helpful to put said avatar back up temporarily to refresh my memory, or at least confirm that I really didn't lose my cookies last night?

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, 1:12 pm CDT

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 5:54 PM


I have to stay away from the pros and cons of the tax because I don't live in Cape and the sales tax is really none of my business. I don't have to shop there and Jackson already has the lowest sales tax in the area and the fastest growth rate (2000 census). I would submit that in this day and hour it would be difficult for any tax to pass any collection of voters. These recent rains are the only reason I see it even having a chance. People who live in Cape are going to be very slow to take even more money out of their pocket on every single transaction. When looking at this without the emotion, look at the growth rates of towns and their sales taxes. More tax does not always equal better growth.

-- Posted by Donnie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 5:57 PM

Whats with the two speak outs? Maybe they figure to find peace they'll make a Dem and Rep page.

-- Posted by Donnie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 6:06 PM

Guess it was. I don't know.

-- Posted by Donnie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 6:13 PM

I have been on the other speakout thread today...


Herr---you can discuss my avatar...just keep in mind it's a 3d picture of my bebe's face and I might feel really protective and feral. *shrugs*

I've been awake on and off today. The prescribed resting has been a little boring but I got a much needed nap. :)

-- Posted by Superbethie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 6:21 PM


I never heard. I'm pretty good for next weekend. After that it gets a little dicey for me. Where haven't we been yet? I don't know all the places up there so I wouldn't be the best one to pick.

-- Posted by Donnie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 6:22 PM


I'm going to let everyone else decide as I may not be able to come. I had to go to labor and delivery on Friday and I'm thinning and he's very very low so they put me on bedrest until tomorrow morning for sure---and my doc may keep me there beyond that.

So I'd hate to pick something that no one else really wants and then not be able to go. LOL.

-- Posted by Superbethie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 6:31 PM

I wish! I hadn't been up to anything exciting...just had been feeling a bit odd/different and like I was having a few random contractions. So we only went as a precaution....thankfully, we went at all.

He and I will do ok...we're having an understanding. He has to bake 5 more weeks at least. =)

-- Posted by Superbethie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 6:37 PM


I hope you're still hangin' in there. And thanks for confirming that the 3D pix is of Bebe's face, as that's partially what I saw in my "vision" of it. Now, mind you, the avatar is tiny and hard to make out details, but I trust you have the "big picture" for clarification. Oh, and I'll try to do this as seriously as a human "bean" is allowed to be, as it's sort of my clumsy dedication to your new addition. Even so, if I flub-up, feel free to feral all over me, although you should reserve that action for hubby...the whip will suffice just fine for me! OK, so here it is.

My Rendition of Descriptive Creativity regarding Bebe's image (I think I just made that up...no matter, sounds cool!) - To Wit: Of course, I saw the left side of Bebe's face, which appeared to be emerging from a warm yellow blanket...or something else that signifies comfort and security, if you get my point. But there seems to be a bit more present. I saw him (I think you said it's a boy) gazing up at what appears to be a woman's form, off a short distance, somewhat like either the Virgin Mary, or a mother figure (that be you!), gazing thoughtfully back down, as if in pleasant approval. I could also see the woman's right arm, bent at the elbow and with the hand possibly pressed to the other (unseen) as if in prayor. But that's not all. There's also a beam of light, like a sunbeam or maybe the light of Him, reflecting down through "the mother" and onto Bebe's forehead, perhaps signifying appoval of all, and that all is well. That's it, and that's what I saw last time I saw the avatar.

Bethie. I know my description may sound weird to some, but at the risk of sounding even more strange, I'd even like to think, as a matter of faith, that this so-called vision in that tiny avatar is some kind of omen for a bright and happy future for you, hubby, and the new one.

I apologize if this all sounds a bit mushy albeit, in another way, I do not. You see, neither of my two wifes could ever bear children for me (do to injuries which were no fault of their own), and what I saw last night was just kind of a gentle reminder of the blessings of children. And, maybe more important, it may explain why I seem to display such a goofy but benevolent "attitude" regarding "the children". If nothing else, I just wanted to share with you what I saw while I wish you all the best. With that said, I think I'm done bloviating for the day. Herr respectfully out.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 8:04 PM

Herr, that was beautiful!

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 8:13 PM


I definitely didn't think you'd have a moment that I'd need to be feral over...I just get nervous after my experience during the emergency 2d sonogram after my dog jumped on me...and the tech said my bebe's face looked like an alien! Waaaay too hormonal to appreciate his humor. LOL

I think it's completely interesting what you saw...and I can't wait to look at it and see if I can see it to. I am the sort of person who completely believes that any regular person can see something significant...and frequently in what some would deem unlikely places.

Thank you so much for the best wishesto us and the bebe. Pups nominated himself Godfather...but if there is a german equivalent you definitely fall in with the grouping. The good thing about bebes is that they have plenty of love to share with all...and it should be prized instead of hoarded. :)

**huge hugz**

-- Posted by Superbethie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 8:46 PM


I wasn't going to come back on anymore tonight, but I wanted to thank you for your kind thoughts. I must admit that not having kids of my own did have some advantages. Besides, my present wife (yes, my favorite Mule!) has a huge herd for a family with gobs of kids of all sizes to keep my busy! But thanks again.

And Bethie. I was sensing that something may be going wrong for you (thanks for sharing it), and that it was no longer the time for the blood-letting in this bog, even for fun(!), nor excessive jocularity. Hope everything gets back to normal for ya...as best it can under the circumstances!

Now, speakin' of the Mule, I'm really going to shut this 'puter off for the night & pay her some due attention...she really digs a good, sturdy 2x4 up side the head right after dinner! Kinda gets her attention for a little more TV!! G'night y'all.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 9:14 PM

mary jo, I have absolutely no interest in you whatsoever. Quit flattering yourself. My wife does a fine job of taking care of me and your services wouldn't be required if you were the last ***** on the face of the Earth. You are single for a reason....enough said as I do not intend to engage you in the future.

Herr, although I can not sympathize with you as I have five children, God put you and your wife in the position you on purpose. You provide hope and comfort for many people and ask NOTHING in return.

The most miraculous thing I have ever witnessed were the births of my children. Awe inspiring. The complexity of life didn't happen with a "bang".

It was designed by God.

-- Posted by Instructor_aka____________ on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 9:28 PM


Sorry Who.

He was named several months ago.

His name is Daegus Duncan. =)

-- Posted by Superbethie on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 11:01 PM

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