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Speak Out 7/9/08

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Positive assets

ACCORDING TO the 40 Developmental Assets framework, character education should take place at home, at school, in the religious communities, in the neighborhoods and in youth and sports programs. The more developmental assets that are being built for youths, the more likely that the youths will become healthy, caring and responsible adults. How can more of a positive thing be bad for our children? Our community needs to get on the same page when it comes to caring about children.

No citywide ban

THERE HAVE been several comments about banning fireworks because of how they are abused in one section of town. That's not fair. Why punish everyone because some parents are not watching their children? You do not hear complaints of children shooting fireworks at each other, at cars or at houses in other neighborhoods. Rather than have a citywide ban, the area where this happens should be patrolled more closely, and the parents should be held accountable.

A great time

I WANT to thank all the volunteers at the air show and Libertyfest celebration at the airport. Even though it seemed that combining the two events was going to overwhelm you, you all did a great job in getting everyone parked and in to see a great show and fireworks. Yes, there was lack of toilets, but I can see where that could happen when you've never experienced a crowd as big as you had. So thank you again for the free fun. My family and I had a great time.

Crashing oil prices

I PRAY that the oil bubble hurries up and bursts and the price of oil finally comes crashing down. From what I see, a rock-bottom oil price would benefit the everyday American consumer. Some big oil companies might go under, but that's not my problem.

Playing the market?

THE FDA claimed tomatoes were the cause of the recent illnesses. Now it isn't sure. It did not do enough research to find the right answer. How many tomato farmers were hurt? The FDA said coffee was bad for you. Now it isn't. In the 1950s cranberries caused cancer. Then it was proved that was wrong. Did someone in control play the stock market? Maybe they still are.

Stay at the airport

I would like to say "Job well done" to the organizers of Libertyfest and air show. We had such a great time at the airport. It took a little while to get home, but that is to be expected. I vote to keep it at the airport every year.

Jackson's breaks

JACKSON WORKERS can no longer have lunch or take a break together. They must eat or take breaks at different times. How much money is this wasting? If there is a project that takes more than one person and it is time for one employee to have lunch, the project is put on hold for two hours instead of one hour. Talk about a waste of time and money. I would hope that our board of aldermen and our mayor would step in and do something about this.

Speed limits

ENOUGH ALREADY on lowering speed limits. If you choose to go slower because you want to save gasoline, that is your choice. You are living in a society that likes to get places in the fastest amount of time. Changing speed limits would cause more people to break the law.

Bottle rockets

I WAS out for the Fourth of July, and when I came home our road was covered in firework papers. I picked up 64 bottle rocket sticks in my yard. I don't think it should take a lot of thought for officials to put a stop to these toy weapons.

Handicap parking

THIS IS a plea to anyone who finds himself tempted to take advantage of handicap parking spots and the areas next to them that are marked, "No parking." Please don't park there because you think it won't matter. It does matter. Some of these vans in handicap spots look normal on the outside, but they have been converted to allow a ramp that extends from the side to allow someone in a wheelchair to enter and exit the vehicle. When you park too close to their vehicle, they cannot get in and sometimes must wait for you to return before they can continue about their day. Needless to say, it is frustrating to see how inconsiderate people can be.

Slower, please

I WOULD like to remind everyone to slow down when they drive on county roads. I live on County Road 651, and it is like a drag strip. I have seen ducks and dogs get hit. Some motorists don't even hit the brakes. There are children playing and people walking. It is no different from a street in town. Please slow down.

Put up a statue

RUSH LIMBAUGH'S recent signing of a $400 million-plus contract through 2016 puts him in a special category. He has so far surpassed the other Missourians on Cape Girardeau's Wall of Fame that he deserves special consideration, perhaps a statue on the corner of Broadway and West End Boulevard known as Freedom Corner. I would expect unanimity of support for this suggestion and that said statue be funded by Cape's taxpayers through action by the city council.

Plan for the crowd

THE LIBERTYFEST and air show this year were outstanding. Next year, please get someone else to do the planning. More portable bathrooms are needed, especially in the veterans section. There was only one disabled restroom, and I watched as people in wheelchairs were made to wait forever while others who were not disabled used the bathroom. Some of us like to wash our hands when we are done in the bathroom. Then there was the food lines. If you were there, you know it was quicker to walk over to the truck stop and back. Finally, there was the evacuation from the parking lot. I left at 9:45 p.m. and did not get to the main road until 11:15 p.m.

Scheduled savings

I HAVE been reading where several local governments are struggling. One way local governments might save money until we get past these tough times is go to a four-day, 10-hour workweek. Some businesses and state governments are already shifting to this.


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A statue of Rush? Why not? Chester, Illinois has a statue of Popeye.

-- Posted by iago1 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 6:25 AM

Great idea for Rush, let's use taxpayer funds but only if he is posed standing on his head, get some use from that part of his body.

-- Posted by changedname on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 7:26 AM

IMO sounds like one of the SO contributors is a wee bit on the jealous side.

-- Posted by KingsKid on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 8:09 AM

Crashing oil profits; could happen, but don't get your hopes up for a dollar-a-gallon gas. Don't worry about the oil companies, the oil companies will do alright.

Playing the market? That's one of the advantages of being part of big government. Making the rules and enforcing the rules leaves plenty of opportunity for huge investment profits.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 8:14 AM

Put up a statue :

RUSH LIMBAUGH is a polished t.u.r.d.

why would anyone want a statue of a

polished t.u.r.d. in their town ??

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:03 AM

James,

Get ready. I have not looked at the market yet today but saw this in the headlines.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/I...

This ain't good.

-- Posted by SWBG on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:11 AM

SWBG

those tests missles were just 'games'..

i wonder how good their aim was....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:16 AM

The Assets are something I work with at my job and this is a great concept for our youth. THRIVE is a great organization and I am so happy to be a part of it. I really feel that as we teach our youth these 40 Assets they truly do have the upper hand. Keep up the good work!

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:46 AM

SWBG; I just hope that there is no overreaction to the tests. Stability in the Mideast is important to the marketplace, but it seems to be getting worse every day. I think that the US should hand the reins over to someone else to secure peace in the area.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:52 AM

James Nall ,

who do u suggest should secure peace in the

middle east area ??

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:08 AM

I don't know how bad it is going to get.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12400801/

Expect it to hit the pump real soon. Still has to make up some ground. I think you are right as it will depend upon reaction/over reaction of Israel and the US.

-- Posted by SWBG on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:09 AM

little mac,

Mostly my angle on this is economic. Militarily and politically I do not think the current administration is going to substantially back anything other than rhetoric as they are going out the door. Bush will leave this mess for the next guy to deal with.

Now Israel may do something like a tactical strike which we would likely tacitly support and condemn at the same time. That of course will make for some good Orwellian Double Speak.

-- Posted by SWBG on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:23 AM

Rick.Scaggs; I wouldn't know who is best suited for the job. Perhaps China has enough interest in the area, and they do have money. Oil is a world economic good.

As far as Iran launching nuclear weapons, I doubt it based on Iran's previous war policies which has been self defence only. I think that the major powers of the world should defend either side, if possible, if attacked by the other, or stay out of it completely.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:30 AM

...i don't believe anything will come from

the missle tests..just more rhetoric for

the media to make $$$$...

it's like a kid saying , " look what i got !!"

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:33 AM

Little Mac,

Must we become Hitler to kill Hitler? That is a bleak outlook. Committing genocide to prevent genocide?! Ouch!

The Middle East has been unstable since before the time of Abraham (not Lincoln). If you are inclined to such many Biblical Theologian/Historians believe the Garden of Eden to have been between the Tigress and Euphrates, the crescent of civilization. So I guess there has been instability there since a couple of people bit into an apple.

So long as Iran does not try to close the Port of Hormuz I do not think Israel or anyone else needs to go half cocked at this thing.

-- Posted by SWBG on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:47 AM

Little_Mac: The Ba'athists are secular. The party is mostly made up of Sunnis but includes Christians and Jews. So you think that Sunnis, Christians and Jews are trying to force their political and religious will on the rest of the world.

By the way, Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:55 AM

Little_Mac; as far as I know there is no Ba'athist Party in Iran. There was in Iraq before the invasion and still is in Syria.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:01 AM

Iran and Nukes!!That is not at all unrealistic nor is it unrealistic that they would use them!Those of you who think its best to allow Iran to build nukes should re-think things.Israel will absolutely not allow this to occur.I would expect Israel to deal with it with extreme prejudice and they WILL!To think that Iran's only intentions are self defense is naive.Israel has one of the best armed forces on this planet and will not hesitate to bring Iran to its knees.Will this

effect world economics,absolutely!The time is near ya'l

when Israel will deal with this issue,lets just hope

the super powers show restraint.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:10 AM

who me,

Gotta love the efficiency of government employees. Likely someone was abusing their break time so the powers that be in Jackson instituted a brilliant plan of efficiency to keep a watchful eye on everyones breaks. You see in the real world you just fire the person who abuses the break time. In government that person gets a promotion!

-- Posted by SWBG on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:28 AM

GREYWOLF: Inspectors have found no evidence that Iran is building nuclear weapons. They have found them to be enriching uranium to 5% which is optimal for nuclear power, but nothing else, and they have been monitoring Iran for years.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:30 AM

SWBG,

I worked for a government entity for over thirty years and I resent your unjust attack on government workers as well as your insinuation that laziness and failure to follow workplace rules result in promotions. Oh wait, I got promoted; never mindů

-- Posted by Red_Rhino on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:37 AM

James,

what you say may or may not be true as Iam certainly not a nuclear watchdog.Knowing what I have heard from Irans President and other top officials I truely believe that Iran is probably pulling the wool over the eyes of those inspectors.It really does not matter James.I believe that Israels Intel is much better than ours on this issue.Like I said earlier,Israel will NOT sit back for one minute if they get intel that Iran is within a few years of developing Nukes.Would you agree?

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:50 AM

"Pelosi: "Yes we are the new leaders in a new time and we will straighten out the republican's mess". Oh sorry she said that over a year ago."

Rome wasn't built in a day.....

Not to mention it took a lot longer than a year to get in this mess in the first place

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:51 AM

Couldn't it also mean that Pelosi had no real appreciation of the difficulties of leadership and that it was harder than it looked. I know it couldn't possibly be because she promised more than she knew she could deliver.

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:06 PM

GREYWOLF: Will agree that Israel has the capability to blow Iran off the map. Will not agree that Israeli inteligence is anything more than wants-to-believe. As far as I can tell from what information that I have gathered, Iran is no threat to Israel. How many centuries has it been since Iran has attacked any country?

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:09 PM

well technically she didn't give a time frame for it to be fixed so we can't really say that she didn't deliver anything yet as her tenure isn't over.

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:11 PM

Seems to me she had a time frame and set of goals to be accomplished which did not happen. Also I seem to remember talk of them doing something about "soaring" energy prices...

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:14 PM

Handicap Parking: Next time you see an able-bodied person parking in a handicapped area, tell them stupidity is not a handicap, so move your vehicle.

Plan for the Crowd: Sounds like you know what you are talking about. Good. Next year YOU can do the planning.

-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:15 PM

Unless she specifically states I will fix this by such and such a time your argument is moot. Look at all the broken promises by your fearless leader before you go and quote the ones by senators and representatives.

Obviously We will just have to agree to disagree and move on.

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:17 PM

..it's been such a long time ago ,

what exactly did Pelosi promise ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:17 PM

James, I will give you that much.Iran has NOT attacked

any other Country in recent years.You need to remember

however that Ahmadinejad has said"there is absolutely no homsexuals in Iran"!Sorry James this fools credibility is lacking something or he is completely out of touch with common sense which tells me he cannot be trusted by any means.I have heard his recent rhedoric concerning not attacking any other Country yet in other recent statements he wants Israel to cease

to exist.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:27 PM

I made no "argument" so for it to be "moot" is not possible, I only asked questions. I don't have enough interest in this to do any significant research, but a quick check showed the Democrats had put forth a list of accomplishments for their first 100 days in control of the House and Senate which they did not complete. Of course these could be spurious remarks from a Republican or Fox News with no basis whatsoever. I am merely curious, so I see nothing to "agree do disagree" about.

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:30 PM

OK then your point of view is moot IMO. If you haven't the significant interest then why bother other than to be an agitator?

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:32 PM

I posted this sometime back but it seems appropriate. I heard George Will use this analogy and it went something like this

...politics is like baseball. Every time a player comes to bat they are trying to get a hit. However they know they will not get a hit every time. A politician knows full well that they cannot deliver on everything they promise. However they do not know for certain which promises they will not be able to deliver on. Just like a baseball player does not know which at bats will turn into hits...

The gist of this being even the great ballplayers make outs 2/3 of the time and the success rate for a politician is similar.

-- Posted by SWBG on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:34 PM

Very true SWBG.

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:36 PM

Nickey,

I don't think I put forth any point of view or at least tried not to. And you are right, I kind of miss the old fire and brimstone from your past posts. While I do disagree with you politically, I find you interesting. Sorry if I went too far; not my intention.

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 12:49 PM

Nickey,"Pelosi: "Yes we are the new leaders in a new time and we will straighten out the republican's mess". Oh sorry she said that over a year ago."

This Mess was created by BOTH PARTIES which in my opinion are nothing but the SAME!I call them "Demopublicans"I get a kick out of all those here who blame everything on the Party they least care for!

Politicains are all the same.When looking at the word "politics" I like to break it down.Poli..meaning more then three and Tics meaning BLOODSUCKERS!!That should sum up my point pretty well!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:01 PM

GREYWOLF: As you know, Ahmadinejad has no power to make war.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:01 PM

GREYWOLF: Agree with everything that you wrote in your last post. The more that I observe politics the more that I find it despicable.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:05 PM

life could be a whole lot worse then being

a Democrat or a Republican ...

u could have to wax ur toe knuckles every

night...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:09 PM

James,despicable sums things up pretty well also!

Not too sure we need politicians anymore myself.

And I do hope Iran and Israel show restraint as I

believe any blow up between them could in fact lead to a much more serious world altercation.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:14 PM

KCPO I have been labled as such an instigator myself kinda tongue in cheek sarcasm to be evil really ;)

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:20 PM

NickeyB63780....is better to be a smart a.s.s. then it is to be a dumb a.s.s.

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:23 PM

What can I say my hubby finally went back to work and I don't have anyone to pick on for another month. Gotta get it out somehow or I will explode

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:23 PM

Rick.Scaggs My sentiments exactly. but just to be fair I normally tell people not be jealous because my a.s.s. is smarter than theirs

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:24 PM

..never get in a battle of wits with

an unarmed person..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 1:27 PM

We will be attacking Iran before the year is out.

-- Posted by BABE on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 2:39 PM

One more thing for Dubya to start that he can't finish

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 2:56 PM

Here is a nice little article.

http://www.economist.com/world/africa/di...

I doubt we go to war with Iran unless they initiate something with Israel.

-- Posted by SWBG on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 3:01 PM

James Nall

Do you read the Debka Files?

-- Posted by BABE on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 3:01 PM

Nickey

You an agitator never it isn't your fault some are more sensitive than others!

As far as the handicap parking goes, while I agree some abuse it you can not always tell someone is disabled by looking at them. I am disbaled, have the handicap plackard for my car and unless you know me and know the deal you wouldn't guess it.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 3:11 PM

Now off the SO topics but just read where Lance Shockley is getting a new defense team AND the trial will be postponed yet again. I think this has drug out long enough and for the sake of the victims family they need to ******* their rears and get it to court. It has already been over three years. Dewayne was a great guy and his family deserves closure

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 3:16 PM

Yup saw that this a.m. semoangel. Too many rights for criminals is what it amounts to.

Well its been fun gotta get going have a nice day everyone!

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 3:19 PM

Re Shokley,

This will probably bring closure quicker than requiring that the lawyers continue to represent him because if ordered to do so, whatever their reasons for requesting to be allowed to withdraw could result in any conviction being overturned on appeal and then he would have to be tried all over again. I do however agree that the "Criminal Justice" system does not work very well. I once knew a Public Defender who would routinely set up an appeal by admitting during sentencing that he did not adequately represent his "client" thus sitting up basis for an appeal. His reasoning for this statement was that if he had "adequately represented" his client then he/she would have been found not guilty.

-- Posted by Red_Rhino on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 3:46 PM

Red

valid points. I guess this case just hit to close to home so want to see it end. I know every person is entitled to a defense but at the same time when you go for a public defender you know they aren't going to give as much as an attorney you pay unless it is a matter they care about opersonally.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 3:57 PM

Semoangel70,

I have known quite a few Public Defenders over the years and usually the good ones don't stay any longer than it takes to get a job with a firm somewhere, so you are often left with those who cannot get a job elsewhere. Just look at the salaries. As in most things, you get what you pay for. Many are well intentioned, but just don't have the skills. Having said that, the best attorney I ever met was a Public Defender who was a retired Green Beret Captain who did not need the money.

I share your frustration with the system.

-- Posted by Red_Rhino on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 4:21 PM

Who Me,

What is even more frustrating is that they will tell you all politicians lie and make promises they can't keep; oh except the one they are voting for.

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 4:25 PM

Pops just came in telling me he heard on the news this morning that Cape used Water/Sewer Tax money to buy 42 new golf carts? Surely he misunderstood?

"Chester, Illinois has a statue of Popeye": Not only that, iago, but the employees in at least 3 businesses in Chester have never heard of Champaign, and have no idea how to get to Chicago...No kidding--Do not take a "shortcut" through that area without a road map in your car! LOL

WHO ME: Re Jackson workers having to punch in/out for their breaks...Ridiculous! Assuming that all the Public Works vehicles have working radios. All their employees should need to do is to call in to the PW Dept. when they are starting/ending their breaks. Some cities actually trust their employees to not abuse break time. In essence, by requiring that they "punch out/punch in," the city is giving those employees an hour break, rather than 15 minutes, right? (Too funny, Red! Congrats on promotion! LOL)

Political promises...Goes back to what some keep suggesting--If a campaigning politician promises something, give him/her a time limit for keeping that promise, or they're "fired." That wouldn't necessarily benefit us, but might help in that the pols might stop using "promises" in order to get elected...maybe? But then again...the enforcers of such laws (like the law that was taken off the books a few years ago stating that a congressman's pay would be reduced for absences)...are...Oops...guess that's the problem?

-- Posted by gurusmom on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 4:48 PM

Politicians are just the same as other job seekers when running for election. They puff up their resumes' with promises.

I personally don't think anyone of voting age actually is naive enough to believe in 'promises' from a politician on either side of the aisle, though. But it does provide them with the option of throwing up their hands and declaring elections, campaigns or parties as a futile effort.

I consider the real 'sheeple' the ones who don't do their homework to check out the voting track record of candidates. Even those candidates not having held public office have a resume and a background to check.

-- Posted by BABE on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 5:41 PM

Sorry...moment of "girl chat" here--

G-MOM (and G-Pop too!)

Thank you so much!! The postwoman visited me today and I was extremely surprised!! And you were exactly right...that one item did just scream me! LOL

I had to tell you that I got it...couldn't wait for snail mail to take back the "official" thanks. =)

-- Posted by Super_Bethie on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 5:44 PM

Wondering if anyone was paying attention to Brotha Ted Kennedy's vote in the Senate today? I was wondering what the big deal was because I thought that it the doctors were supposed to receive a five percent increase towards MedaCad patients.

I heard that the Republicans were charging 10% to the patients and Super Ted (how do you like Universal Heathcare now). I'm sure Kieth Oberman will clear the air with unbiased reporting.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 6:33 PM

I know everyone is overjoyed at the thought of buying 42 new golf carts for the little 'dears' who play golf....and a lot of 'old dears' also. MONEY well spent.....

-- Posted by changedname on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 6:35 PM

Bottle rockets

OOOOOOOOOOOOO! 64 bottle rockets! Hell, I was the one who shot em. HA! I dropped 500 bucks in BOOM BOOMS this year. Giving more to the economy.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 6:38 PM

Separate breaks aren't the only arbitrary changes at Jackson. The aldermen need to take a closer look at some of the "changes". For fear of saying anything that might get me into trouble, I will just say this... to the mayor and board members...

A GREAT LEADER INSPIRES LOYALTY, CONFIDENCE, AND VALUE IN HIS EMPLOYEES.

AN INFERIOR LEADER INSPIRES FEAR, MISTRUST, AND DOUBT.

Now you need to ask yourselves.... Which one of these employees would you rather have working for you? Which one would you rather be? And what type of leadership is really guiding Jackson?

-- Posted by gamermom on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 6:38 PM

Babe: You may be right in the Rinos and Democrats going to war with Iran before the year is out.

The networks are feeding us fear and insecurity.

The USA, the therapeutic nation, the nation of victims, reminds me of Walter Lippmann's metaphor "it welcomes manicles to prevent its hands from shaking".

Grow brave young nation, settle for nothing less than the truth.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 6:40 PM

Thanks for letting us know the package arrived, Bethie! So far this year, USPS has managed to "misdirect" only two of ours...

"...one item did just scream me!" SO glad ... It just sort of had "SuperBethie" written all over it, IMO. ;-)

Oh! And you're very welcome...

-- Posted by gurusmom on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 7:16 PM

Babe: I should add Leon Botstein's "The fear of hurt has trumped the search for truth".

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 7:18 PM

What's Yellow Cake? Is it the stuff found in the Betty Crocker isle at Schnucks? Next to the cake mix? Down from the icing?

Where's the "Bush lied" part?

Check it out for another buried story.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wire...

-- Posted by fajar154 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 8:35 PM

James Nall

Those quotes are a little high falutin' for me to understand. giggle

-- Posted by BABE on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 8:41 PM

Babe: I have checked myself into sensitivity training. We old Republicans must change our ways and adapt to modern social rules. Government is always right, businesses are always wrong, war is for my own good even when it challenges the value of my IRA. Oil companies are greedy and make too much profit. Manmade global warming is something that I have the power to do something about. I could go-on and on, but now is the time to read more about how much I've damaged the world by just existing. I am a victim of the therapeutic state.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:25 PM

Gurusmom,

Thanks, but that was many years ago and I finally grew too embarrassed to deal with the enormous salary, lavish lifestyle, love and respect of the citizens and retired. I am in therapy now learning how to deal with the guilt.

-- Posted by Red_Rhino on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:28 PM

Let me get this right???? The City of Cape can justify using tax money to buy golf carts but yet they say that they can't give the city employees who protect us day in and day out a yearly raise?? Wow!!, kinda crazy if you ask me.

-- Posted by 1115 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:56 PM

OMG, Red, that is just too hilarious..."...the enormous salary, lavish lifestyle, love and respect of the citizens..." Pops worked for municipalities for decades, so we sort of know the embarrassment of it all! Think he misses all that citizen respect most... ;-)

-- Posted by gurusmom on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:21 PM

Sort of sounds like it, 1115. Maybe it's a case of making a profit by renting the golf carts out on the course? Assuming, here, that surely the City makes a profit on golf course fees, just as private golf clubs do? Wait! Didn't someone say once that governments are not set up to make a profit? Hmmm

-- Posted by gurusmom on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:28 PM

It's obvious that 1115 is a police person or fire person or a spouse thereof. Let's review, the golf carts were paid for out of the parks tax. These were specifically listed as items to be purchased with money from the tax and raises for police and fire was not. I know this is difficult for "those that protect" to understand, but sometimes it's not about you. The city purchased the golf carts just as they said they would do. The money from that tax can't be used for raises for police or fire. Get a clue and get over it.

-- Posted by ) on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 11:32 PM

GurusMom, you really need to use FedEx. I wouldn't even have given UPS a chance at all. My shipping is way to valuable for them bumblers.

-- Posted by capt_caveman on Thu, Jul 10, 2008, at 12:03 AM


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