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Monday, July 14, 2008

Eyesore weeds

IS CAPE Girardeau becoming the city of weeds? Have you noticed the median on Kingshighway and everywhere else in Cape Girardeau where the weeds and grass are growing two feet high in some places? That's a big eyesore.

Set them straight

ATTENTION, DAVID Limbaugh. The Southeast Missourian recently editorialized that the wording of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was "stilted" and "comma laden." This is heresy. You must take the Southeast Missourian editorial board to task for writing that the Founding Fathers were not infallible in the sense that their original wording of the Second Amendment (right to keep and bear arms) was anything other than what they and God correctly intended.

Twain or Rush?

I WOULD like some input from professors and other experts in the humanities on this one. Time magazine's July 14 cover story is all about Mark Twain, and it is excellent. However, in the long run (say 200 years or more from now) I wonder if historians might consider Hannibal, Mo.'s Mark Twain to have been superseded in influence by Cape Girardeau's Rush Limbaugh.

City priorities

HERE WE go again. The parks and recreation department spent nearly $150,000 on golf carts. What's happening with the storm-water project? The city promised to make that one of the main priorities. It's the same old parks department, same old city council.

Lower food prices

I WENT to a produce stand and could not believe the prices. Corn was $4 a dozen, and small watermelons were $5. That's way too high. Our economy will not allow us to pay these prices. I was at supermarket where the woman in produce was having to cull out the spoiled produce. Maybe if merchants would lower their prices they could sell more, and the produce would not spoil. Come on, merchants. Help the consumer to be able to put produce on our tables.

Glamorous piracy

I'M WATCHING the History Channel about the piracy in the Caribbean. People want to glamorize pirates, but they were wicked people. I wish producers would not make a funny show about something that was so serious back then. Kids are getting the wrong ideas. We're teaching them the bad and the good, but mostly the good. I wish parents would watch what they're children are watching.

Positive assets

REGARDING THE comment about positive assets. Responsible adults are starting to get it. Education should take place at home, at school and the religious community. The more positive assets are built in for our youths, the more likely that the youths will become healthy, caring and responsible adults. Our community needs to get on the same page. I'm glad somebody besides myself firmly believes this, and I hope everyone reads it, particularly all the working moms and dads who don't have time for their kids.

Memories of Korea

THERE WAS an article about Central High School's 1950s reunion. It said that in the 1950s everything was so stable, there were no wars going on and most of the boys in the military were in the reserves. If there were no wars going on, what was I doing being shot at in Korea and spending most of my time in a freezing foxhole? Why were thousands of men being killed in this war? I can't estimate all the Central High School boys who died in this conflict.


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Free Rick Proctor!

-- Posted by TheCamp on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 3:49 AM

good morning everyone

Cardinals 11 , Pittsburg 6

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:25 AM

Comparing Mark Twain to Rush,,,,, come one, give us a break. Thats like comparing Mother Theresa to Madonna. Be serious.

-- Posted by changedname on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:43 AM

hello all

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:39 AM

hello Twiggy

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:46 AM

well what do we need to start an argument about today??? LOL

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:48 AM

Memories of Korea: Society today have memories of the glorious 50's that just misses a few things. Like the more than 44,000 war deaths in Korea and the more than 100,000 thousand that were injured. I should add the lead up to the Vietnam War which the military put its deaths as starting in 1957. Now everyone put your blinders back on or bury your head in the sand, which ever suits you.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:49 AM

well since we wore out the dem/rep thing lets do what came first the chicken or the egg.

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:03 AM

Nickey

it was the rooster who came first...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:13 AM

ah rick but how did the rooster get here LOL

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:14 AM

morning all

the egg came first

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:14 AM

Here it is a monday morning and Nickey is trying to make people think rationally

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:15 AM

You know me trouble maker all around! If I wasn't like that you all would probably wonder what in the heck is wrong with me LOL

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:16 AM

Rick, Semo, Nickey

She always does this kind of thing, I would have to say (if we are going to try and use our brains this early) that the chicken and rooster were here frist and then the egg came.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:18 AM

Nickey

You are right we probably would

Twiggy

I refuse to try to use my brain this early in the morning, haven't had enough caffine yet. Did Aggie get all settled in?

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:20 AM

..ya ever notice that all of the eggs a

chicken lays and hatch are twins ..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:21 AM

Rick

can't say that I have ever noticed that, I guess that shows how much I pay attention.

Semo,

Aggie got settled in just fine, they even set up an extra computer for him that he can use when he's got the time.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:25 AM

rick

never noticed but then again i am not fond of chickens, when was little use to go out and set all of my grandma's free......man it was funny watching her chase chickens all over the yard!

Twiggy

Glad he made it ok and hope it all goes well for him

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:27 AM

Eyesore weeds: Just think of them as wildlife habitat, it works around my house.

Set them straight: David please do so for the rest of the Bill of Rights also, especially the Fourth Amendment.

Twain or Rush: Both were/are accomplished.

Food prices: Beter get use to higher prices. The inflation of the money and credit has forced the value of the dollar lower. Inflation is an hidden tax that is usually blamed on the market, but is in fact created by government and its central bank.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:30 AM

Semo,

Thanks, with the way things keep getting higher and higher I hope that the job turns out to be even better than we could imagine. It's kind of scarey with the everthing is right now to pack up and move.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:33 AM

Twiggy

I imagine it is. I can't imagine his family and friends encouraging it though if they didn't think it would put him in a better situation.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:36 AM

set them straight,

I did not know God had a hand in writing the Constitution or the 2nd Amendment.

Piracy,

If my kid is watching the History Channel I could care less what is on.

James,

Thanks for your eloquent words.

-- Posted by shortwhitebaldguy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:37 AM

Aggie's family are being very supportive for us, but I just get worried because most things down there are quite abit higher than up here. Somethings even it out, but I know it will cost more to live down there at least in the are we have picked out for now. Once we are down there for a little while we can hopefully find some area that won't be as expensive. It's hard to look for a place to live when your not in that state while living in another. I'm sure if it's meant to be it will work out in the end.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:47 AM

Twiggy

you are doing what all Moms and wives do......worry. It amazes me how on the average women outlive men when we are the ones who do all the worrying.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:51 AM

You ain't kidding on that one semoangel! Been doing a lot of that the past 12+ hours!

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:53 AM

Nickey

Hope nothing is wrong

I know the feeling though I am trying to figure out how to explain death to an 8 year old so far it isn't going well.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:57 AM

Nickey, Semo,

guess it just goes to prove women are stronger when it comes to things like that, but I would just once like to see what it feels like to not be the one to worry about finances and all the other things that some men (NOT ALL Men so Rick and others don't take this wrong) think or mundane and stupid to worry over. If you know what I mean? LOL

Nickey,

any news yet?

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:58 AM

I'm so sorry. That's hard to do especially when at that age they can't fathom the concept of something like that

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:59 AM

Nope we thought he was doing pretty good and then 5 minutes later he asked when he was going back to see him again so we had to start all over again.

Twiggy

Everytime I try to have a serious conversation with my husband about money, kids etc all I get is an I know. i told him the other day I was going to have those words engraved on his headstone.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:01 AM

James,

Looks like the InBev A-B buyout is going through. At least the name will be Anheuser-Busch InBev. Should be interesting how this all plays out.

-- Posted by shortwhitebaldguy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:04 AM

I actually thought that Anheiser would hold out and not sell, guess that is what I get for thinking.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:06 AM

Glamorous piracy,

OMG!! This parent takes PC to a whole new high. As a child, did you believe that man time traveled? That man visited other planets? That Hogan was a Hero and that a POW camp was fun and games with secret passages and stupid clumsy guards?? That a giant spiders and ants were created by our nuclear weapons fallout. That the sleestak were real prehistoric creatures inhabiting the planet with dinosours. That there really is a Sigmund Seamonster living in a beach town in Califonia. That the good guys always wore white and the bad guys black (made it easy to tell which side you were on I guess). And on and on. Yes by all means lets put on the TV and movie screens only factually based programs that detail all the horrors of life. Or better yet, let's encourage more "reality" tv. Only in this way can children learn the difference between fact and fantacy. Have you never heard of a history book??? Sitting down with your child and saying, "Hey, I know you love Pirate Joe, but you need to understand that this is only a movie??" I'm as PC as they come sometimes, but this is down right stupidity. God help the child/children of this parent. In MHO mind you.

Good morning all!!

-- Posted by Pups on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:10 AM

Semo

I wish you luck to come up with the way to explain a death to your child, I know it's very hard.

I also agree about Anheiser I'm pretty disappointed about that.

Pups, Hi how's it going?

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:16 AM

pups,

What do you really think?

-- Posted by shortwhitebaldguy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:17 AM

Twiggy,

It's going ok concidering it's Monday morning and the coffee doesn't seem to be kicking in yet. lol

Oh and just my thoughts, but if Aggie showed he was worried that would just worry you more. So don't think of it as him not worrying, but his way of not adding to your worry. :-) Sometimes there is a method to Men's madness. lol

-- Posted by Pups on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:24 AM

Pups,

LOL alright I can agree with that, and like I said not ALL men don't worry. There are some out there I'm sure who do actually worry.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:26 AM

I expect producers to take a loss because I am hurting. This makes a lot of sense.

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:29 AM

SWBG,

Sorry, just kind of hits a chord when some seem to think that TV and Movies are a bad influence based on whether or not they are factual. They seem to forget what they watched as children. And that most of what is on TV and at the Movies is for entertainment.

I have a Brother and Sister-n-law that won't let their child watch any of the Harry Potter movies (because their church says it's evil). Ok, their right to monitor what their child watches, but these are the same parents that let him watch the Lord of the Rings and they watch the Wizard of Oz every year.

-- Posted by Pups on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:35 AM

Twiggy,

Yep we worry. You've seen my hair line. LMAO

-- Posted by Pups on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:39 AM

Pups,

LOL you are a riot.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:40 AM

Personally I love Harry Potter. It's a fairy tale for crying out loud, How can they figure that it's evil, but Lord of the rings isn't?? Something is wrong with that picture.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:43 AM

Twiggy,

Thanks, I try. hehe

Well, off to get the day started. Now remember, may the force be with you, live long and prosper, and keep an eye out for the Black Pearl.

-- Posted by Pups on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:46 AM

OH OH I know that one Pirates of the Carribean. I love that one also. See ya leter on Pups.

I'll see you good people in a little while gotta go visit the doc.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:50 AM

Twiggy,

That's what I tried to tell them. In their view (the church as well as Brother and S-n-L) Harry Potter is encourageing witch craft, but Lord of the Rings (with its elves, dwarfs, and wizards) is fantasy of good vs evil. Kind ended up being one of those "whatever" conversations. lol

Have a great day, and I'll check back in later.

-- Posted by Pups on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:52 AM

shortwhitebaldguy: Re: Anheuser-Busch and InBev; the deal is apparently taking place. Sometimes an offer is such that it cannot be turned down. To many foreign firms there is a lot of cheap deals to be made on US companies.

It seems to me like the world has turned upside down. Remember when we rich Americans pretty much owned the world? Things happen to you when you flush your currency down the drain.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 11:06 AM

James,

I agree with you, I don't understand why we keep selling bits and pieces of our country and lively hood. I really think some (most) of the people here need to open their eyes and start being smarter. I know, I know, it won't happen I'm just dreaming. Have you ever wondered how come we seem to know this wrong, but the congress and senate, big business owners don't seem to know or CARE what they are doing to this country?

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 11:17 AM

Re: economy produce etc...

It is NOT that 'prices are too high' or 'greedy retailers and produce sellers are raking us over the coals'

Our dollar is devalued! 1 dollar is worth less than it was a year ago. 1 dollar is worth less than 10% of what it was worth before 1913. Know why? Because that is when the Federal Reserve system was introduced. Our government gave the power to print it's currency to a private bank. The Federal Reserve is as much a 'federal program' as Federal Express. Every dollar that is printed is immediatley devalued because we (as a country) now owe interest on that dollar. It is backed by nothing and in an effort to shore up our economy, they have printed so many dollars that they are worth nothing.

This is our government's fault. Republican and Democrats alike. If someone had the testicular fortitude to shut down the Fed and get back to printing our own currency we would all be in a lot better shape. We did have a presidential candidate that wanted to do just that, but he was ignored by the media and laughed at by the pundits, you know the same pundits that are now pining for someone to have some real conservative ideas...just like the ones that were being proposed.

You people are stupid. Yes, all of you. Me too. It is not an accident. We have been made stupid. A well educated informed public is the enemy of any big government. Go ahead and whine about weeds, lawn trimmings, American Idol whatever gets you through your day without having to think about real things. When you finally realize that our Bill of Rights has been gutted and you are under a microscope of totally illegal programs and that newly appointed messiah Obama is doing the exact same thing to you don't whine about it. Just take the boot to the face and go work in your labor camp.

It is not government's fault then at all. It is our fault. Our fault by letting them get away with it. We are the ants and they are the grasshoppers. The Founding Fathers left us instructions. We have ignored them.

-- Posted by MoxFulder on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 11:17 AM

Time to go see the Doc, see you all later.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 11:18 AM

It is indeed a global economy. We buy, sell, and trade on a world market.

I saw an interesting bit with Arnold Schwartzenegger on TV basically blaming the Reagan administration for current energy problems. Arnold stated that programs under Carter to explore alternative fuel sources were abolished under Reagan because the price of oil had dropped and there was no longer any perceived need. These programs were never started up again until recently. I found that interesting.

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 11:29 AM

Eyesore weeds

City workers should use those 42 golf carts and ride around with weed wh*ckers to handle this most problematic situation

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 11:39 AM

Lower food prices

When people stop buying food items that have a short shelflife, the market will adjust. The demand is going down. Supply is going up, as rotten food. Thus price will drop.

Patience people. And I got a C in Econ101, but even I remember that the market adjusts itself.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM

Pirates--

While historically pirates in the caribbean were definitely not completely nice guys....they are NOT what is being portrayed in Pirates of the Caribbean (the Disney Movie). The Disney movie is based on a FICTION book. Of course it is a glamorized view of pirating!! It's fiction!!

Did you realize that while you played armchair historian?! The History Channel is a great resource...but it's a tertiary resource at best....

Also--I can provide several interesting titles for you if you wish to read actual historical books about pirates.

Anheiser--

I will no longer buy your beer. If I want a Dutch beer...I'll buy a Dutch beer. But it sure won't be affiliated with Budweiser.

-- Posted by Super_Bethie on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 12:20 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if InBev had been buying up available stock, Poppa.

It's ok...I prefer a good Guinness..or perhaps a LaBatt Blue...but I shall refrain from Budweiser until the stockholders vote.

Although I am greatly annoyed now that they switched to sponsoring my NASCAR team this year...

-- Posted by Super_Bethie on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 12:39 PM

Does anyone remember the china eggs that were put under the setting hens? I have one from my grandmother.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:15 PM

So, what does anyone think of the New Yorker cover?

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:16 PM

BABE

It's satire. It goes without saying, but those who are quick to throw a little mud to get their point across are the ones who are offended. Poor B Hussain and his "Jackie Brown" like wife. I for one don't like the flag burning image, it needs to burn out in the public square so EVERYONE can see how noble you are.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:24 PM

Bethie,

InBev bought LaBatt a couple of years ago.

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:26 PM

re: memories of Korea

Many folks of that era say that after their weariness of fighting and sacrificing to win WWII the Korean Conflict was just not as important to them.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:29 PM

SWBG

I was just going to post the same thing. Dang!

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:30 PM

Well, President Bush is going to lift the executive order of his daddy today banning offshore drilling. Now let's see what congress will do.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:41 PM

Haven't had a Labatt in a long time...

my main issue surrounding Budweiser is that they have always claimed to be so "American" and they play off that in their advertising and etc. If that continues when they are BELGIAN...then I will be outraged...

I'm not looking for anyone to agree with me.

Just sharing my feelings toward the whole thing.

-- Posted by Super_Bethie on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 1:48 PM

I get where you are coming from Bethie I feel the same way. I kinda feel like one of the few truely American based staples up and abandonded us but that's quite alright as one I CAN'T drink right now and two I drink Miller Lite anyway (but I do love Kasey Kahne he's a hottie!)

-- Posted by NickeyB63780 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 2:13 PM

I'm going to be outraged if Budweiser pulls the sponsorship of my sports team. I mean I don't particularily care for Bud myself I can't say no to free beer.

-- Posted by outnabout on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 2:35 PM

Bethie,

InBev is about as Belgian as you and me. The company is a conglomeration of several international breweries. I believe this could be a very positive step for Anheuser-Busch. The Anheuser-Busch name will still be out in front. The beer will still be brewed in this country. It will still taste, look, and smell the same. And they will continue with their incredible marketing machine. However it will likely be marketed much differently overseas. Of course you can always have a Stag...oops they got bought out by Miller who was bought out by SAB of London who has now merged with Coors.

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 2:40 PM

For the right money I am sure the stockholders will vote to take the buy out but it still doesn't seem right. Isn't Anheuser the biggest american brewery still around?

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 2:46 PM

Pretty late on this comment. (I was just reading earlier comments) I think since you don't need a rooster for a hen to lay an egg, that hens were made already laying on eggs!

-- Posted by LulaBell on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 3:04 PM

I just learned that the ban on offshore drilling from congress expires on September 30th this year and must be voted in again. Since President Bush has lifted the executive order today I think we'd better hang on for the ride. LOL

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 3:13 PM

There's already enough off-shore sites ready to be drilled, and the oil companies are dragging their feet,,,,, this will only make Bushie look better. Why didnt he lift the ban earlier????????????????????????????????????????/

-- Posted by changedname on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 4:24 PM

This Bud's for EU.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 4:46 PM

President Bush could come up with a cure for cancer and some people would still find something negative about it.

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 5:34 PM

I agree, but I also think that people will find fault with every president no matter who it is. Sometimes people need to stop and think about the things they say, NO ONE is going to be perfect, not the president, your preachers, teachers, etc. There are faults in everyone. I don't like alot of the things Bush has done, same goes for Clinton, and a few others. No matter who wins this time we will still have alot of complaints about him and he will definetly do things we don't like also.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 5:45 PM

Twiggy

So, what do you think about the executive order being lifted by Bush for offshore drilling? Any thoughts?

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 5:48 PM

I agree, President Bush has spent far more money than we should among other things, but he has also done some very positive things including tax cuts. I also disapproved of many things other presidents have done, but recognized and gave them credit for their successes. I am just growing tired of the vitriol and name calling.

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 5:53 PM

I think they should have been drilling all along and not stopped in the first place. Maybe we wouldn't be in this bad of shape if they would have never stopped. Because chances are they would have still been building refineries also, alot more jobs for people here in USA who need those jobs. Now instead we have to count on getting many things from another country. It's very sad to see our country sending our work that could be done here to another country, that doesn't help any of us. I don't I will ever understand how some of these big companies are moving over seas just so they can get cheaper labor. It's like they don't care about any of us over here.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 5:58 PM

KCPO

I know exactly what your saying. Bush isn't the greatest president, but he has done some good things, just as others have and will continue to do. The thing is everyone wants to always point out the bad things.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 5:59 PM

I am laughing so hard. It seems the first one out of the gate to condemn President's lifting of the ban is our esteemed majority senate leader, Harry Reid.

Dems want you to continue to pay high prices for gasoline. Why? Because they owe their environmental contributers.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:00 PM

Bush's dad stopped banned the drilling years ago..........

-- Posted by changedname on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:03 PM

Twiggy

Business doesn't and shouldn't care about anything but profit. If the USA government would get out of the way instead of hampering them with so many absolutely worthless regulations, they would still be here.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:11 PM

MoxFulder Hang in there friend. What you said was 100% correct. What you said was one million times more important to everyone's lives on this forum than anything else discussed on here today or most any other day. Yet not one word from anyone yeah or nay.

I guess the history of crashing of the American economy by design and the discussion of some possible solutions from the grass roots folks just can't compete with who owns Bud, sports scores, weed control, and the false choice for president of Obama and McCain. I can't believe that no one commented, like FOX and Friends did about Miley Cyrus coloring her hair. So sad.

I feel like that old T.V. commercial about the aged Indian warrior who sheds a tear while he watched the people pollute his once pristine land. Our country is becoming a second world country. but not to worry too much. Limbaugh tells us everything is O.K. Well, at least for him it is I guess.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:13 PM

dexterite

Yes, he did. He was the greatest of appeasers. Thank God his son is not.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:14 PM

I guess my point is that while they may not be all that "Belgian" either....It will seem insulting to me if they continue the "great american lager" commercials and whatnot because that is like saying "Buy American"....only it's not American...and the money isn't going to an American company. I felt the same way related to Chrysler when they sold out to Daimler. They aren't American now...they're German!!

As for the Stag, SWBG.....I'll pass on the deer *** in a can. LOL

I prefer my Jack Daniels...and it's still from Tennessee.

-- Posted by Super_Bethie on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:37 PM

Greetings from TEXAS everyone, Aggie is on the air "pc"!!!!!!

Twiggy, honey, drill drill drill. Thats how I feel. Should have been doing this a long time ago. Aggie

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:57 PM

How can there be profit if people can't buy what they are selling??

Nickey

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 6:57 PM

Twiggy, they haven't recieved my drug test back so Paul said to stay home with PAY.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:09 PM

You are lieing I hope....

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:13 PM

aww come on now Aggie it could be worse

Nickey

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:18 PM

I'm not lieing, because we have a contract he said he has to pay me even though the drug test isn't back. I might have to retest!! Though I'm not worried.

Nickey, its past your bedtime, go to your room!!!!!!

Aggie

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:36 PM

Not funny Twiggy's not having a good day between saturday with B u t t f a c e and yesterday with d i p s h i t not a good day today. I know you are trying to make us laugh but when momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy

Nickey

Oh yeah I'm too old for a bed time anyway

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:38 PM

Who me

Thanks, Where we are going to be is kind of high to me, but we have talked about moving to a smaller town. I hate big cities.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:43 PM

This comment section has been overtaken by an incestuous cabal. Beware that incest causes death, deformity, and disease, and that's what's happened to this blog. Creativity dies without variety. There are no new and interesting ideas to be found here. It's mostly homogenized and rehashed curriculum from the Limbaugh school of loudmouths. The know-it-alls have given Bush a free pass for being the most incompetent and stupid president in history. He's nearly destroyed the country, and the most you all can come up with is that all presidents are the same. Your little group -- and you know who I'm talking about -- are sickeningly self absorbed and totally boring.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 7:58 PM

Twiggy

Living in large cities is much like a small town. Your neighborhood will become your little corner and you will find everything you need or want in that vicinity. But you will also have the option of a convienent drive to other interesting restaurants, events, museums etc if you so desire.

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:00 PM

Who me

if had some brownies, the least he could of done was share them. LOL

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:09 PM

I laughed when I read "Glamorizing Piracy" because my daughter is watching an episode of The Backyardigans and they're pretending to be scurvy pirates.

Yes, pirates raped, looted and robbed. And one or two ended up as governors of islands taken by the English. Now they're subjects of films and television shows.

We parents who are on the ball do explain what pirates did, so relax. If all we ever talked about were the people who only did good things, life would be extremely boring.

-- Posted by redpen on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:16 PM

grisgris

Ah just love the smell of liberals in a melt down. giggle

-- Posted by BABE on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:21 PM

Well grisgris, its time for you to move on then. If you don't enjoy our liitle forum, tough. No one forced you to join in! Aggie

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:23 PM

Aggie

Just wanted to let you know Corona is gonna tear Eeyore up if he don't leave her alone she's fiestier than before you left actually quite funny to see a 15 lb dog whoop up on a 40 lb dog

Nickey

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:33 PM

Hey, Gaggie, you're the worst of the *********** lunch crowd, all mouth and no brains. This place was a lot more stimulating before you came along. You have contributed to the dumbing down of this blog. Of course you'd like me to leave. You can't stand the heat. I love getting your goat.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:53 PM

Wow, the censors are really hatchet.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:55 PM

what'da gonna do with a goat if ya get it ??

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:57 PM

I'll eat it, especially if it's an old goat like we have here.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:58 PM

Well, welcome back MJB.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 8:59 PM

MJB could never keep his comments as brief as mine. Your lack of perception is not surprising.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:01 PM

Rick,

LOL

who is this grisgris, seems like and idiot to me,

grisgris,

you don't even know Aggie unless you posted under a different name before and even then if you haven't met him how can you judge him. Seems to me like your a trouble maker and unhappy so you want to make others unhappy also.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:08 PM

grisgris

your gris gris isn't working so you might want to get that checked out, since your still here. If you don't understand this maybe you should look up the meaning of your name.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:10 PM

Gag and Twig: Why are you wasting time trying to figure out who I am? Just listen to me and learn. I'm telling you you're boring, and you're getting all defensive and ready for a fight. Why don't you take it as constructive criticism and try to improve yourselves.

Babe: Emerge from your smoke-filled haze and put together some new material. You're so predictable. And, yes, boring.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:17 PM

Aggie may just be a "target of opportunity" for the frustrations of grisgris as Aggie has not been posting very much for quite some time. I don't know Aggie either, but from what I have seen on here he does not run people down with whom he disagrees and call them names like some.

-- Posted by Alt Ctrl Del on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:18 PM

I really don't care who you are, but you don't know me and I don't care if you think I'm boring or not. Frankly I don't think you would be a very nice person to know. If I'm that boring, don't read my posts.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:20 PM

BABE: " ... to condemn President's lifting of the ban is our esteemed majority senate leader, Harry Reid. Dems want you to continue to pay high prices for gasoline. Why?" IMHO, it's the Party Thing ... Politicians from both sides might want pretty much the same thing, but can't support anything that they will not "get the credit for."

-- Posted by gurusmom on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:21 PM

Oh! And Aggie! SO glad you made it down there safely--that you're on-line--and that you have a few days off (with pay) to kind of get adjusted and settled in!

-- Posted by gurusmom on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:26 PM

I read everything, including your posts. I want to be aware of who I'm sharing my world with, even if it disappoints me. But, unlike you, I prefer diversity to the amen chorus.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:27 PM

Gurusmom,

Thank you for thinking of Aggie, I hate that he's down there and I'm up here, but we thought it would be best for me to stay here until we know for sure how things will work out. Moving is so expensive and I have my major worry moments. I'm glad his folks are letting him stay there with them it really helps out alot.

Twiggy

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:32 PM

Twiggy

i don't believe idiot begins to describe

grisgris ...some unbridled grudges against

posters makes me lean toward a sad and

lonely individual .

a course they could have been born an azzhole

and just can't help theirself..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:39 PM

Gurusmom: Well thank you. It was a long trip. Am very excited as your know. I went down to Houston to our s&m office today. I was amazed with what this comapany entitles. For right now all I can explain to everyone is this.

A location is picked out to drill, a rig is brought in and set up. we supply that rig with all the necessities to operate with from guages to drill bits. PC's and satallite recievers to send data. I go out and set all of this up for them and monitor throughout the process.

Also we provide this service to offshore drilling too.

Very interesting. Aggie

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:41 PM

Rick:

Your brilliance at psychoanalysis via the speakout blog is dazzling. Do tell, what else do you see in your crystal ball?

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:46 PM

Look here grisgris you can't include me in that little Bush lover club but you can however include me in the club that is already sick of your crap.. You don't know Twiggy or Aggie either one or what kind of people they really are. You wouldn't know a good person if they were right in front of you and I can tell you based on knowing the both of them very very very well that they are very good people who would stop short of nothing to do anything for friends and family. Unless you want to see the bad side of how I can be I suggest you get back in the hell hole you came from and rot.

Nickey

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:49 PM

Been a long day,will close for now. I should feel up to some mature debating tomorrow if anyone up. Good night all.

Night Twiggy :) ILY

Aggie

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:49 PM

This is not a tea party. It's a blog, an exchange of views. I'm responding to the ideas that you and others put forth. I have no interest in who you "really" are. I can only know you by how you present yourself in your writings. I am very familiar with Gaggie's philosophy of life, and I'm going to critize it whenever I feel like it. That's the American way.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:57 PM

grisgris ,

..ya got me there for a couple hours...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:59 PM

I can see we're gonna have a reverse of nature as your messing with the momma and poppa bear and tickin of the cub. Difference is momma bear's temper ain't got nothing on mine.

Nickey

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 9:59 PM

So now you're threatening to show me your BAD side. Would that be your ***? If so, I've already seen it.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:06 PM

You wish someone like me would give you a chance to look at something like that. Not even in your wildest dreams would you ever get that privilege and besides IF you ever got the chance you would have a heart attack.

Nickey

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:08 PM

"."

I dub thee not boring.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:08 PM

Well Nickey is out for the night gotta get up early and work for a living unlike others.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:09 PM

I doubt that your "something like that" could give me a heart attack. The speakout psychiatrist says I have no heart.

-- Posted by grisgris on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:13 PM

My understanding on lifting the ban on off shore drilling is that it will be left up to the states to decide if they want it. I could be wrong on that. Gov. Arnold in CA has stated that there will be NO off shore drilling in CA. And he is a Republican. Of course he married into the Kennedy clan so maybe something has rubbed off on him.

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:20 PM

SWBG,

Was wondering if it would be left up to the individual states to decide.

-- Posted by Pups on Mon, Jul 14, 2008, at 10:55 PM

Pups

Individual states have a three mile limit of exclusion. The federal government claims a two hundred mile limit of control.

-- Posted by BABE on Tue, Jul 15, 2008, at 12:33 AM

grisgris

If our little group is boring and lacking any new thought then I only have one thing to say. BYE!

-- Posted by fajar154 on Tue, Jul 15, 2008, at 12:53 AM


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