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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Excessive spending

YOUR newspaper needs to do some investigative reporting about some of the big spending projects that are going on right now with the federal government. I know of a local drainage district that had problems after flooding last year and asked FEMA for $100,000 to fix the ditches. FEMA wanted to give the district $2 million to fix the ditches just because it wanted to spend the extra money. FEMA told the drainage district to spend it all. So, what else is our government spending money on that's above and beyond what's really needed?

Lower expectations

HIGH school teachers get paid less than college professors, but college professors do little. That is what I'm finding. For instance, tests are done online. Kids don't have to study anymore. High school teachers set high expectations. Then when you get to Southeast Missouri State University, it's just play time because there are no expectations set. You'll find that a Spanish class will be harder in high school than it will be in college. The absurdity of it all is overwhelming. To think people pay money for a college education that doesn't produce as much as our high schools. Then they call themselves a university?

Costly vaccine

TODAY'S health column says other countries have generic Tamiflu for $12 and $16 a treatment. In the United States, it sells for $100 a treatment. What is this country coming to? A family of four couldn't afford this vaccine.

Obama's spending

I cannot believe that President Obama's budget is $1.8 trillion. Forty-six cents of every dollar is going to be borrowed. He is putting our dollar down to nothing. I've never seen a Democrat do this. He is the worst president we have ever had, even worse than Nixon. He is going to destroy the United States' economy.

Had enough?

AN older man that my husband and I have known for years was complaining about the mess Social Security is in and all the spending in the last 100 or so days. I couldn't help myself. I said, "Well, aren't you the same person who had this big sign in your yard that said 'Had enough? vote Democrat'? And you still have an Obama sticker on your car?" Many of the people who are complaining are the same people who didn't vote the issues. They voted for a man who never committed himself to anything. I don't know if America can last long enough for a second term.

Bad location

I'M not opposed to a homeless shelter. But I doubt that it is warranted in Cape Girardeau and I don't like the proposed location. It's not good for downtown revitalization.

Standing firm

HAVING a homeless shelter in the federal building would fill up fast with homeless people from St. Louis. I say no to using the old federal building for a shelter, and I admire the mayor and city council for standing their ground.

Low-rent apartments

I know from experience doing volunteer work around Cape Girardeau that there are four or five facilities available for homeless people. There are empty beds in each facility. The best thing to do would be to refer homeless individuals to these facilities. A better idea for the old federal building would be to turn it into low-rent apartments for the seniors who are having such a struggle in making ends meet.

Rent everything

I'VE been following with great interest the facility needs of the Cape Girardeau School District. I think I've got the solution. Why not rent the facilities we need? If it's good enough for the stadium and the football team, let's rent the classrooms we need from Southeast Missouri State University. We can also rent the new River Campus auditorium instead of building one. While we're at it, let's rent some teachers. I think that would solve our problems, and we wouldn't have to put out any extra money.

Insurance mandate

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson was quoted at a health-care meeting as saying, "I know nobody likes the word 'mandate,' but in order to cover everyone, the question of mandates comes up." Voting for federal mandates has never bothered her before. Why should it now? I would like her, however, to tell us in what article or amendment of the Constitution does it give Congress the right to mandate that citizens purchase specific products. I can't find it in my copy.

Rental inspections

REGARDING the inspection of rental property to make sure it's kept up. The city also needs to inspect rental properties to see what renters tear up. The renters should be held responsible. It's a two-way street.

Atrocious treatment

I see in the newspaper where some people don't want the Rev. Larry Rice to obtain the federal building on Broadway for a homeless shelter. It's atrocious how people in this country treat other people.

Thanks for power

THANK you, Ameren, for getting our power back on after eight hours and 15 minutes. Ameren called me with an automated call to say it was on. The crews had a lot of work to do all over town, and we really appreciate them.


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Excessive spending: Yes I would like to see the full investigative report on how many actual homeless AND about the Premier/Airport debacle.

Lower expectations: LOL!

Costly vaccine: Yeah...and we wonder why this country is going broke. Plain and Simple! Ram Rodded on Healthcare costs! PRats!!!

Obama's spending: Blame Healthcare!

Had enough?: LOL! *sigh* "Had Enough? Topple the Government!"

Bad location: It's not good PERIOD!! Don't give them an excuse to put it "somewhere else." DENY the entire project!

Standing firm: I agree! (not about the mayor) but tear this building down, it's already becoming an eyesore! Hurry! Before it's too late!

Low-rent apartments: Not to mention all the HUD Housing on Whitner and Themis that destroyed West Cape. Tear them all down and hang the individuals in the town square who turned these into HUD housing! Aka...the owners!

Rent everything: umm...Tear it down! Oops...wrong post...maybe. *giggle*

Insurance mandate: "Why should it now? I would like her, however, to tell us in what article or amendment of the Constitution does it give Congress the right to mandate that citizens purchase specific products. I can't find it in my copy."

Just like they mandated us to BUY "Manditory" Liability Insurance on our vehicles. Yeah....3-years after that I had a car totaled by an "Uninsured" Driver. They got a ticket, and I got the shaft!

Rental inspections: S.c.r.e.w this, what they should be doing is tearing down all those HUD rentals on Whitner and Themis (near Arena Park) Now that would make some real progress!

Atrocious treatment: It's also attrocious how the homeless vagrants RAPE citizens, tear up property, steal, and ruin a town!

Thanks for power: Thanks? Umm...you're paying for it...right? Yeah, "Thanks for giving me the power I pay you to provide???" Umm...doesn't really make sense does it? I'm sure some folks had food go bad, were inconvenienced for their jobs, and had to pay MORE money for generators.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 12:20 AM

name that homeless shelter The Megalomania Apartments...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 1:19 AM

Just so you know this is not a made up conspiracy story; here is the link about the Hitler Youth..ahem..Explorer Scouts that Northwoods referred to that was in the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/us/14e...

Read the article and look at the photos. If these same kids were being taught and trained by a legitimate militia group, they would be called potential terrorists.

You military guys and police officers out there who have been praising Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and the John Warner Military Commissions Act that Bush got passed and Obama is also enforcing, will have these same laws used against you one of these days.

You see in a police state, the police and military first are used to trample the civil rights of the dissident real patriot citizens.

In a totalitarian police state everyone is a potential terrorist and everything you do is a potential ex post facto crime. Then the police and military are used to squash the next group of dissenters who wake up to the tyranny ( including cops and military who are sick of putting innocent people in the prison system).

Then what you have left are the timid sheep who won't stand up to the sadistic jack-boots and psychopathic members of the military. Then the police state government starts executing the existing jack-boots and brings in fresh ones whom they can "trust."

It has worked this way throughout history and is in the first stages of happening again. You cops and military out there who are so quick to applaud when good people are being mocked and arrested for speaking out against the modern high tech slavery, will have it happen to you too some day and there will be no one left to speak out for you.

(Disclaimer: I of course am not speaking about the good decent cops and military personnel)

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 9:21 AM

Rick,

Now why would you name it that?? Seems to me that YOU are the one in SUPPORT of the project, I haven't heard one word from you on being against it.

Liberal?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 9:29 AM

Good morning! ☻

Excessive spending...perhaps that's cuz' they're tired of cutting out checks after the floods.

Lower expectations...contrar, at a college level u the student, are expected to work for ur grades, no teacher reminding u to turn in ur assignments or that there will be a test on friday, no sir-e bob, u r on ur own. Why do they get paid more? dunno know, good question.

Costly vaccine....ahhh, but has it been cleared by the FDA, not that that really matters...it could still end up lethal. ☻

Obama's spending....HE'S goin' to destroy the US economy, r u freakin' kiddin' me? The economy was in dire straits long before him. I'm not saying that his plan is the right one but it's not fair to put all the blame on him, not yet anyway. ☻

Had enough?....another dingdong, read comment above.

Bad location....bad Rice.

Standing firm...hmmmm..but will that be enough?

Low-rent apartments....oh yes, senior citizens would revitalize downtown! NOT! Although with a bus stop that would be nice for them. ☺

Rent everything....pass. ☻

Insurance mandate....lol. seriously, something needs to be done about insurance. it amazes me what a 'scheme' it all is.

Rental inspections...isn't that what deposits were designed for, up the fee. u r ultimately responsible b/c u own the property and choose ur tenants & u could always sell it.

Atrocious treatment....yes, it is. Larry Rice is a bad, bad man who takes advantage of the less-fortunate to further his own agendas. ☻

Thanks for power... ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 10:18 AM

Today Obama is giving a commencement speech at of all places Notre Dame University. What an irony!

Here we have a man who has no problem with the sadistic horror of partial birth abortions speaking at a Catholic university.

I don't belong to any corporate religious industry any more, but I do have a strong faith in God. Notre Dame should be ashamed to have a eugenicist on it's property let alone speaking to the graduates. And the biggest irony is, that Notre Dame is arresting people who are protesting the killing of defenseless babies and a man who supports it.

For those of you who don't understand what happens in an abortion, why not listen to an interview with a woman who survived one and was adopted and is now 30 years old. This woman is a true blessing to us all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0pvR1v8G...

Our country is sliding further into the slime pit everyday. Whether you believe in God or not, how can one expect that the evil will not get even worse and we will some day be judged for the barbarians this country has condoned?

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 10:37 AM

Wasn't Obama invited to speak by Notre Dame University at their Graduation? It is my understanding that speakers receive invitations & that the school themselves made the arrangements. Perhaps u should take it up with the Pope. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 10:42 AM

Cycle, I don't think u would b safe to assume anything. I am pro-choice. I am aware of the medical aspects of an abortion. I do think they should be a option in the first trimester ONLY. Mothers' health at risk, that's touchy, I believe in nature taking it's course but also modern medicine. I hope I answered ur questions as I am not in the mood from some lengthy murder debate which is why I skipped the abortion issue. u dig?

How did the Graduation go? did u cry? ur babys growing up...☺ congrats, u raised a grad..seems to be pretty tough these days.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 10:52 AM

Northwoods. You are right about the U.N. child and women sex trafficking in Africa and other countries. There are countless stories that a person can find and read on the internet, but there is hardly a peep about it on the T.V. news.

Dyncorp, a subsidiary of Hallibuton was caught in sex slave trafficking in Bosnia too, but nothing ever happened to them. If fact they got even more government contracts. Cynthia McKinney dresses down Donald Rumesfeld in a congressional hearing about Dyncorp.

I know McKinney has been vilified in the press because, I believe, she was one of the few people who tried to get at the truth of government corruption especially in the military. Even the corrupted black congressional congress members turned against her and towed their masters in the New World Order's line. They threw her under the bus. Here is a classic C-Span clip of McKinney grilling the wicked demon Donald Rumsfeld. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eootfzAhA...

Here is a link to an article about the whistle-blower who exposed Dyncorp's sex trade in Bosnia. http://www.rense.com/general28/dyn.htm

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 11:13 AM

In case some missed it, there was an 'injured, Iraq veteran' that spoke at several of the Democrat meetings prior to the election where he spoke out against the war. NOW it seems the only thing he was a veteran of was the Mental Hospitals. He had even used anothers name.

As far as the homeless facility, a persons own reputation preceeds them. In this case, the motive is not to work with a community to fill a need but to gain property and to consume for ones own benefit. As with many, the motives may have begun for the right reason but greed seems to take control and rules instead. At that point, you lose focus on what is best and aim for how you will gain the most. The old federal building is NOT suited for a homeless shelter. I have seen where an old school was turned into apartments, though. I don't believe that would really be suitable for seniors. MO.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 11:36 AM

Sure Notre Dame invited Obama and he accepted. They were both wrong. They should not have invited an eugenicist abortionist and the eugenicist abortionist should not have accepted.

One good note though. In recent polls, Americans are finally starting to really understand what abortion is ( infanticide) and are being repulsed by it. We would put people in prison if they did the same sort of things to animals as is done to defenseless babies in a partial birth abortion.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 11:39 AM

A couple of you people may want to re inforce your tinfoil, it is not working too well.

-- Posted by D'oh on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 12:02 PM

Yes I am aware of the Franklin coverup about the child sex slave rings run out of Nebraska. they would take young boys from boys town and fly them all over the country to be assaulted by high ranking members of business and politics.

Thank God there was a remaining copy on google Video of the documentary about the Franklin cover-up that was pulled before it could be shown on the Discovery Channel in 1994. This copy is not the highest quality, but I believe it should be seen by everyone of both major political parties.

It will make you sick what was done to those poor kids who had been abandoned already and were abused by people who run this country. It is also sickening what happened to the people who tried to expose this un-speakable crime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3zHufEDo...

For those who don't believe Northwoods and me, here is a picture of the front page of the Washington Times on June 29, 1989 http://www.voxfux.com/features/bush_chil... the headline erroneously calls them call boys when actually they were sex slaves. Too bad we didn't have many people on the internet back then. The government officials would have had a harder time covering up this scandal.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 12:07 PM

I normally don't respond to people who are too ignorant or too lazy to read about the facts and conclusions I present and then call me crazy. If they read or look at my eveidence and then still disagree with my conclusions, fine. I welcome that. I am not infallible and rarely I do change my mind with well thought out reasoning.

And maybe the tinfoil is not reinforced enough and not working well for me BN1401, if you are referring to me. However it seems to me that the blinders, ear plugs, Prozac and government propaganda are working quite well for you.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 12:30 PM

InfoWarrior, it took only a short period of time on the Internet to find plenty of information that all of this was a hoax. Unlike some, I don't spend all of my time trying to prove some preconceived idea, but rather let my research determine what I believe. There is a list as long as your arm of the political figures who have been exposed as having illicit sexual liaisons, yet you expect us to believe something of this magnitude could be covered up. I don't think most in government are capable of tying their shoes without help, but you give them credit for cunning and power beyond belief.

You live in your world and I will live in mine and if the hat fits, wear it. Oh and it is really hard for me to take someone who is so hung up on themselves as to use a name like Info Warrior.

-- Posted by D'oh on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 12:54 PM

InfoWarrior, WOW, I'm shocked....I just watched that clip of the abortion survivor. I never realized a unborn child could survive those procedures.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 1:28 PM

...i found two snakes in the rock garden today...

y'all beware , the snakes are about....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 2:44 PM

Thank you for watching the abortion survivor clip Turnip. It may not have changed your mind about being pro-choice, but at least you had the courage and will to look at the other side. That to me is commendable.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 3:25 PM

Excessive spending: If the money came out of their own pocket they might be a little more conservative with it. And by conservative I don't mean the big spending political conservative.

Lower expectations: Campuses will soon be a thing of the past thanks to online universities.

Obama's spending: The previous administration gave him the power and the will.

Had enough?: Not as long as you send me my welfare check.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 4:21 PM

Me'Lange, I found a couple black snakes in the past month or so. Last week my neighbor found one that was probably 3 feet long. (Jackson)

I also heard ticks are gonna be bad this year, our winter weather didn't penetrate deep enough...hmmmm, u would think all that ice would do it. yuck!

Infowarrior, as I have stated before, I enjoy ur posts, very informative. at least until u start messing w/my sensitivities (hypochondriac) lol ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 4:33 PM

Excessive spending: FEMA is an exercise by the fascist totalitarian Left, one of many of their exercises. The Patriot Act was an exercise by the fascist totalitarian Right, one of many of their exercises. If you split the country into these two camps you still have fascist totalitarianism. Why not choose freedom instead?

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 4:39 PM

InfoWarrior,

If you do listen to sound and rational presentations, please consider this:

1. God is all good!

2. God is all powerful!

Now assuming you believe one and two, explain why God allows the technology of abortion to exist. Ponder this a bit and let me give you a possibility. In some cases, abortion is a warranted and necessary procedure which God has allowed, in order to save a mother's life.

Thanks for listening.

-- Posted by Reasoning on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 4:49 PM

To choose freedom is to accept personal responsibility and unfortunately for most of the population that is too bitter a pill to swallow. While many of us yearn for freedom, an increasing numbers seems to yearn for a benevolent master; not sure which I am anymore.

-- Posted by RA on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 4:56 PM

TripleS, wifey-poo givin' u a hard time today, re: benevolent master? just teasing. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:10 PM

Turnip,

No, I have a far better wife than I could ever have hoped for or deserve.

I just think we have become too dependent on government and also recognize that many who voice a desire for "freedom" do not fully understand what that entails. I do not include James in this group, but like I said, I am not so sure about myself as I may very well be one of them.

-- Posted by RA on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:24 PM

Is it true that the fish don't bite when it's windy?

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:24 PM

Willy,

Snake is quite good and very easy to clean too.

-- Posted by RA on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:27 PM

TripleS, did ya catch the article about the Supermax/Tamms? interesting read.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:30 PM

Cycle said: The reason we have these abilities is due to free will. Nothing more, nothing less.

so...who are u to say it's not my free will, to have a abortion if I want to? first trimester only, u all are freakin' me out about the late-term abortions. Nuclear...apparently it is free will as well, duh...Korea???

Does Obama really support LATE TERM abortions or are u guys blowing this out of proportion, u know u r guilty of that from time to time?

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:37 PM

Freedom allows for the creation of wealth, and I'm a hog about wealth. My heroes are the creators of wealth, and my aspiration is to live among those heroes.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:39 PM

Socialism,

You sir, are very confused. Either that or you do not give God the credence he deserves! Do you not believe he is all powerful? Do you not think he is all knowing? I wonder if you would seek treatment from a medical doctor. Would this not be free choice to prolong a life based on technology available.

Could it be that you see yourself as God, and you and only you can determine who should prolong their life and by what means.

-- Posted by Reasoning on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 5:53 PM

Reasoning: I can agree with an abortion if it means saving the mother's life. That may sound hypocritical to some and maybe it is, but that's what I think about it. Here's how I see it.

I think the difference boils down to one word "intention." Intention is the difference between murder and self defense. I am against killing another human being, but I am not against self preservation. I may be wrong, but i believe abortion for self preservation has always been available in this country, even before Roe v Wade.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 6:04 PM

You would think that abortion would no longer be a political issue since Democrats and Republicans support a woman's right to decide for herself. I guess that fascists on the Right and fascists on the Left have to have issues so that they can grow their adored totalitarian state.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 6:09 PM

Cycle, did u just refer me to an article supporting ur rhetoric that was wrote by a Mr Pink Eyes? oflmao, no thanks.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 6:19 PM

Wheels, North Korea, nuclear weapons, what's there to explain? just an example. Cycle said people can't just run around playing with nuclear weapons and I said apparently they can. this has been a hot topic for some time now, where ya been?

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 6:36 PM

Turnip,

Re, your post on Tamms, I have been in several prisons and I believe we need such institutions as a "Super Max" facility. Missouri has a scoring system as do many states and you are not placed in such a facility without justification. As to the mentally ill, we have far too many mentally ill individuals in prisons, but there simply is no where else to put them due to the opposition of many to secure mental facilities and the open ended commitment of many mental health commitments.

Richard Pryor did a stand up routine in which he spoke of his concern for prisoner's rights until he performed in one at which point he stated, "Thank God we got penitentiaries!"

-- Posted by RA on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 7:17 PM

If is keeps going the way it is we will be in a civil war within the next decade.

-- Posted by Willy Makit on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 7:23 PM

that's really hard to argue with...Texas has filed

for secession....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 7:39 PM

I would not worry about Democrats not going to war. It's them going to war that has my concern. In the 20th century we had 4 major wars started by Democrats.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 7:56 PM

I can't believe all u fishin' boys & not one of u answered my question: Is it true that the fish don't bite when it's windy? I posted it 5 hrs. ago, but no....we'll talk about Obama, Korea, prisons, Texas and eating snakes like bananas (profusely gagging STILL) but not my lil' ol' question...gee whiz!

OMG! OMG! Who did Mike marry? It absolutely has to be Susan. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 10:29 PM

Who's Mike?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 10:32 PM

If u don't know, don't ask...trust me! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 10:35 PM

Can you at least tell me about Susan? Maybe what she looks like? Is she a hottie? Brunette or Blonde?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sun, May 17, 2009, at 11:08 PM


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