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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Read the contract

I am a newcomer, but the blaming of the architect for the ballpark light fiasco is funny and sad. When a contract or job is worth millions, I expect my mayor, city manager, department head and council representative to read the contract and make sure all the parts are there. It seems like a lot of folks didn't do their jobs. Is that why Cape Girardeau has budget problems?

Attention drivers

WHEN you are turning left at a stoplight where it says left yield on green, please do so. Failure to do so can result in wrecks and road rage. Thank you.

Column bombing

PAUL Greenberg would like you to think both North Korea and Iran are capable of launching nuclear weapons right now. They aren't. Greenberg must be running short of fissionable journalistic fusillades.

Political web

ARCHITECT Ron Grojean made some good points in his verbal jihad against Mayor Jay Knudtson and the city's bidding process. On the other hand, Grojean's critical insights were offset by a comment so naive in nature it renders his comments suspect. The comment was particularly disturbing considering the fact that Grojean has been in the bidding process for so long. After 38 years of private and public bidding, how could Grojean possibly say, "I never imagined getting caught up in internal politics"?


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Read the contract: It's the cause of a lot of things here...yeah.

Attention drivers: This goes for you bicyclists too.

Column bombing: Ummm...Didn't Korea just launch a nuclear weapon?? Umm...Didn't we even send a spy drone to confirm it? Hmmm.

Political web: LOL! Now that was a very naive comment. LOL. You nailed him!

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:05 AM

Another day in paradise, where every body is fighting one another never agreeing on nothing, we never will move forward with this type bickering going on all the time.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 5:32 AM

Megalomania;

While I agree with your sentiments that they are dangerous and need to be dealt with N. Korea didn't just launch a nuclear weapon. They underground tested a nuclear bomb on the same day they launched a missile test. They aren't capable of joining the two into a weapon yet, but are probably getting close.

-- Posted by Data48 on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 5:44 AM

I'm just fed up with everything.

Bad drivers (most of whom are talking on cell phone or you just see a set of gnarly knuckles on the steering wheel of the Buick in front of you).

Government in general.

Liberal idiots.

Obama.

North Korea.

Iran.

Obama.

Idiotic posters. (Mega, you're doin' just fine this am, BTW)

Libs.

Taxes.

Sotomajor.

Obama.

I need some more coffee...

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 8:38 AM

Good morning! ☻

Read the contract...I think that might be an accurate assumption! ☻

Attention drivers...whatever!

Column bombing....well, I don't think we should wait til' they can before we discuss it.

Political web....I think there is enough blame to go around...but if u ask me, Grojean should have noticed the error.

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 8:54 AM

Data,

Could be. I just caught bits and pieces of it. Fact is, I think they are just as dangerous as any of our other foes. Anyone who does those "military might" parades, is just plain flexing their muscle and trying to intimidate.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 8:56 AM

Well, Just__Me, having a bad day...I bet ur tickled to death I showed up...lol!

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 8:57 AM

Column bombing: I don't think that Paul Greenberg has all the answers on North Korea. In my opinion the US should stay clear of involvement and allow China and South Korea deal with North Korea. Unlike Afghanistan, Serbia, and Iraq, North Korea is a major military player. The US has the military power but lacks political sense in handling that power.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:14 AM

Veggie Root, I could care less if you show up unless you fall into one of the listed categories...

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:16 AM

Cycle,

I'm real familiar with McBride. Trust me, I'm no fan of Todd's, but initially in his political career, he did show some promise. He added a little bit of youth, and did "some" revitalization to the local party.

Honestly, its a real shame that we don't have a vibrant local politician (our age) that is committed to retaining the heritage and integrity of this town. I know there's that old saying, "Grow or Die", but honestly...the growth were getting is killing us on many other levels.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:23 AM

"Column bombing: I don't think that Paul Greenberg has all the answers on North Korea. In my opinion the US should stay clear of involvement and allow China and South Korea deal with North Korea. Unlike Afghanistan, Serbia, and Iraq, North Korea is a major military player. The US has the military power but lacks political sense in handling that power."

-- Posted by James Nall on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:14 AM

Nall...well said. My sentiments exactly. Just think of the lives we have sacrificed and the taxdollars we've spent meddling in other country's world affairs.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:26 AM

OK, I can't take it anymore, it has been driving me nuts. It's VEGROOT, people!

James, do u feel North Korea is a threat to the US?

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:27 AM

Turnip,

Today is International Disturbed People's Day.

Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend... just as I've done.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:30 AM

Of course North Korea is a threat to the United States. If not our mainland, certainly our interests.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:31 AM

...isn't today the day that Rev.Rice holds his news conference on the south side of Cape ?...i could have swore that the mayor told him to get out of town and stay out ...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:37 AM

Cycle,

"Vector Marketing opens Cape Girardeau office: Vector Marketing has opened a new sales office at 920 Broadway, Suite 313 in Cape Girardeau. Managed by branch manager Matthew Cassidy, the office will be used for the recruitment and training of new sales representatives and team meetings."

Ohhh Yeah...let me just tell you about this. This is basically one of those deals where they call call call call folks, get into your home and sell this stuff. (I think in a lot of cities they are going door to door) Which I don't really have a problem with, everyone deserves to make a living...right?

A friend of mine is doing this out in Western Missouri. She loves it and seems to be doing quite well. I wonder how well they'll do in Cape though, when it comes to "sales" of this type in Cape Girardeau...it's a tough market.

I've been thinking of getting into the anvil sales business. Starting out with 50 pound paper weights. Interested?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:37 AM

Cycle,

That guy has always had money. Who was his parents?

JUMY,

Noo...I didn't. I made some quick cash off of GM. Gonna take a break for a while.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:39 AM

Cycle,

One thing IS confusing me about North Korea. I'm wondering why they haven't mounted some form of ground assault against South Korea yet. They are quite capable, and I think IF their intent was to draw World Wide attention, that THAT would have been a better plan of action.

I realize they are just flexing their advanced weaponry muscle, but what's their real "goal" here?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:43 AM

Yeah...agreed, and MLM plan. (Pyramid)

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:44 AM

Cycle...it was only a matter of time for BHO's true colors to show thru...he's probably proud of his Islamic heritage and now gonna let it shine!!

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:52 AM

SK: I'll never say never. Some of their 638 HP products would be quite fun to drive.

Maybe that's what I need this am to improve my mood. I need to go shopping for a new gas guzzler. Problem is that they shut down their factories for the summer & it'sll take forever to get my order.

What I won't do: I won't get warranty work done on anything owned by the guv'ment. I'll pay for it myself, thank you.

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:56 AM

Vegroot: I think that North Korea can inflict damage to the US. I think that France and Great Britain could but it's doubtful that they would.

China has an interest in the US because of our debt to them and a market for their goods. South Korea has an interest in the US as a market for their goods. It is in their interest to control the ambitions of North Korea.

I feel no personal threat from North Korea. I do feel a personal threat from a runaway US government in taxes and threats to my liberties.

I'm not about to attack the US government with arms because of a perceived threat. It would squash me like a fly. It could swat me like a fly but it does not have the political sense, in my opinion, to deal with North Korea.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 10:02 AM

Vegroot: Since Vietnam the US hasn't fought anyone with any real air defense system. Although the US dominated the air in Vietnam, it lost more than 1400 planes and more than 5000 helicopters. And most of the pilots of the MIG 17s and MIG 21s were inferior to US pilots.

The US has improved its air capabilities but Korea most likely has improved its air defenses.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 10:28 AM

Mega,

I emailed KFVS with an idea that would most certainly help parents with the raising of their chidren in this day and age.

"Whip your child Wednesday"

It would be permissable for parents and school personnel to whip your kid one day a week.

At least you would have some threat over your kid like the old days.

Instead of "wait until we get home" it would be " wait until Wednesday, I'm gonna whip your arse."

-- Posted by Red Devil on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 10:29 AM

James, good points! It seems some of the scariest enemies the US has made were self-inflicted.

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 10:57 AM

"fissionable journalistic fusillades"

I will steal this wonderful use of the English language to use for my own selfish purposes.

North Korea is no threat to the US. Hell, they can't even feed themselves.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 11:05 AM

..give them enough time and North Korea will self implode...they can't feed theirself as it is

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 11:42 AM

Saw that one, Just-Opinion ... GA State laws overruled by the US Supreme Court ... MO, among other states, has resisted sensible voter ID laws in order to prevent fraud, so ... to be totally innocent of any and all possible forms of perceived 'discrimination' ...

...my suggestion is to eliminate ALL requirements for voter registration in all states ... Why not, in view of that decision?

Remember ... Vote early, Vote often ...

-- Posted by gurusmom on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:12 PM

Wheels, I see you checked ur emails again...you lil' devil you! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:12 PM

RE: Court of Appeals, fortunately Missouri's constitution like many other states includes the right to keep and bear arms which is not ambiguous.

Illinois state:"Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

-- Posted by RA on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:12 PM

Gurusmom,

Good to see you back.

-- Posted by RA on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:15 PM

Lumpy, Rick; I think that you are right about North Korea. But that doesn't stop the neocons and MSM setting them up as a needed target.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:17 PM

Red Devil,

Whatever you can get. Just make sure we have a clause in there to exempt us from our children filing law suits against us, or the cops coming to arrest us, or Social Workers taking off the kids.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:36 PM

Wheels...

Here is to hoping your days are relaxed, and you are soon feeling better about life.

-- Posted by Theorist on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:37 PM

[The federal government mistakenly made public a 266-page report, its pages marked "highly confidential," that gives detailed information about hundreds of the nation's civilian nuclear sites and programs, including maps showing the precise locations of stockpiles of fuel for nuclear weapons.]

-- Posted by Just_Me_and_My_Opinion on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:26 AM

This poses many questions...why, and who at the top of the list. I am a big fan of Steven Aftergood, and think he does an admirable job. I support his efforts to open up records of the Bush administration.

-- Posted by Theorist on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:44 PM

Mel,

I'm quite familiar with the ordinance, and have been against it since it's conception. I mean...kids can't even go around selling their girl scout cookies or school fund raising stuff now. This puts a damper on raising funds for these organizations.

Let's face it, face-to-face sales is much more effective. I'd rather have someone knocking on my door, than calling me every 10 minutes.

Even doing insurance sales, I'm faced the same obstacles with leads...telephone or otherwise.

I just look at this ordinance as another avenue that prevents folks from making a living. Rules Mel, big government, bad bad bad bad bad. You knock out those types of jobs, you have a lot of unemployed people, and no other jobs to get them.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 1:08 PM

Funny, I did have the AG Edwards Rep. coming around the neighborhood handing out his literature and business card the other day.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 1:09 PM

BiggotDog? LOL! That's a good one. Has he been posting "prior" to the Rice deal?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 1:11 PM

Gee Just...what part of "questions" do you not understand....did you read it?

Do you not work for the government? How did this happen? Some mad conservative trying to push an agenda? Some inept coworker not doing their job? Jumanji...READ!

-- Posted by Theorist on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 1:20 PM

BD: isn't that the pot calling the kettle black? Yes, I do have positive things to say. What was negative about driving a 638 HP ZR1?

And Mega, I think you're right. He showed up in the middle of the Rice discussions.

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 1:22 PM

Warble? Suelynn? Dades? Why have you deserted (or in Suelynn's case "desserted") the forum?

-- Posted by Just_Me_and_My_Opinion on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 10:37 AM

JMAMO are you still looking for your "itty bitty"? Gosh, it must be frustrating and sure explains your bitterness. Keep searching buddy - I'm sure you'll find it that little ol thing. Kisses lov!

-- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 1:40 PM

SueLynn,

I wonder if jumanji might be suffering from a condition...I wouldn't want to diagnose, but he sure sounds like it.

He refuses to acknowledge what he cannot identify, like in my post the why and who...and he never reads something completely through. Severe deficit problems??? Comprehension??? Manic????

-- Posted by Theorist on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 1:53 PM

Haven't posted in a long while, but J.M.a.M.O that was great. and BiggotDog go chase your own tail.

-- Posted by DARTHJASON on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 2:10 PM

JMMO, you can't have a rational discussion with some folks.

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 2:16 PM

Interesting story editorial by A. Hart.

http://www.semissourian.com/story/154444...

I find it funny she incorporated "tough love" to her son and didn't allow him to stay with her once he was hooked on drugs, yet she expects the taxpayers to provide a place in town to house homeless individuals on drugs. Now that's a bigot!

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 2:18 PM

As far as contracts go we did not expect to be brought into a political ******* match because we dealt with the Parks Dept. only. Not the Mayor and council. All of our dealings were with Dan Muser and his staff. He went before the council not us. We were never asked to. He got some heat, and threw us under the bus. So Ron posted the letter he sent to the Mayor, the Council, and the City Manager in the paper, since we were never asked for our side of the story. This may give away my identity but I don't care anymore.

-- Posted by DARTHJASON on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 2:18 PM

Darth. Thanks for that info. Things are MUCH clearer when the public gets all the facts. That being case, I always figured it had to be something like that.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 2:23 PM

I think some of us might be participating in "fissionable journalistic fusillades"; though I'm not certain, I can't figure out what in the hell it means.....

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 2:53 PM

Props to my peeps, SD n' JMMO.

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 3:15 PM

Hey ding-dong(less) - just because I choose not to get involved in your same old crap, doesn't mean I'm not paying attention to what is going on. It's just that I usually choose not to waste my time on your stupid a$$.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 3:23 PM

Please don't run bigdog et al off, they amuse me.

-- Posted by RA on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 3:28 PM

Wheels...

Here is to hoping your days are relaxed, and you are soon feeling better about life.

-- Posted by Theorist on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 12:37 PM

Was I feeling bad about life? I wasn't aware of it.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 3:31 PM

Hey ding-dong-less, they've been advertising some products on TV that might help you with your little problem. For example, one is called ExtenZe. I'm so sorry you're such a small man (Should I even call you a man?). Hey when the junior jock fits - wear it. LOL

-- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 3:38 PM

Well, I found out what Dades was doing: http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/tex...

-- Posted by Just_Me_and_My_B.O. on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 10:40 AM

Hey J.M.M.B.O., sorry you missed me. I just got back from Phoenix, I was working on a little SMEAR campaign for the republican party. I wasn't going to say anything but the link you posted above outed me. Yeah, I was just there spreading little nuggets of conservative truths. They don't smell too good but if it came from Rush's mouth, it must be shinola!

-- Posted by DADES on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 3:41 PM

Per Politico, "Rush Flips; May Support Sotomayor" http://www.politico.com/news/stories/060...

Can this be? If I have learned anything in my short time on this planet as a conservative, it's that you don't flip-flop. You make a decision and you stay the coarse no matter what. If new information comes to light you either hide it or ignore it but you never flip and you defiantly don't flop. How can this be??? Unless. . .He truly is the messiah. . .Obama has brought CHANGE to the Republican Party!!!

-- Posted by DADES on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 4:06 PM

I like the fact that suelynn, bigdogg, and theorist post. They represent a different point of view that allows me the opportunity to think.

If we all think alike then nobody is thinking.

I may disagree with them, but I enjoy a debate. Theorist especially seems to back his opinions up with reason, and has always seemed respectful.

If I come across as disrespectful, blame it on my generation with our cable tv and Dan Fogelberg records.

I too am a simple victim.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 4:45 PM

Hey, I like grape soda. That diet stuff in cans at Schnuck (Shasta?)is perty tasty.

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 4:59 PM

"Hey, I like grape soda. That diet stuff in cans at Schnuck (Shasta?)is perty tasty."

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 4:59 PM

Speaking of Grape Soda, anyone else remember Milde's Grape Sodas?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 6:21 PM

Megalo,

Milde's made the best cream and strawberry sodas in the free world, but I can't remember their grape soda.

Coke bought them out after the old man died and shut it down.

I liked IBC root beer also.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 6:23 PM

Another reason we don't want a homeless shelter here:

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/tex...

-- Posted by Just__Me on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 6:27 PM

You're not really from SE Missouri if you didn't drink Special!

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 6:29 PM

Lump,

Unfortunately, somethings in the past are fuzzy for me now. I remember strawberry and Cream too, but I could have sworn they had grape.

A friend of mine was friend's with the Milde kid, I'll have to email him and get the scoop.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 6:34 PM

Megalo,

Milde's probably did make grape, but I couldn't get enough of their cream and / or strawberry soda.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 6:46 PM

Megalo,

Yeah, find out what really happened to our beloved Milde's. I can't believe that they went outta buisness, even my grandpa loved that stuff; it was the only thing I ever saw him drink besides Old Crow.

I co-wrote a song a few years ago called "Wise Foods" (another regional favorite). When we recorded the song, we wrote a snappy little two bar intro in which I inhaled some helium and squeeked "squeeze me Milde's and piminto cheese" throughout. Cheap, but funny.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 7:00 PM

Milde's Soda

http://summerofsoda.blogspot.com/2006/07...

-- Posted by RA on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 7:09 PM

TripleS,

Thanks for the link. That is too funny. The poor guy went through all the trouble of starting a website as homage to Virgil's Cream Soda, and the Milde's Mafia hijacked it!

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 7:23 PM

Political web- I disagree with the speakout comment, how can the architecht be responsible when a bunch of egotistical politicians kept changing the plans.

-- Posted by J Purcell on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 7:27 PM

Turnip,

Today is International Disturbed People's Day.

Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend... just as I've done.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:30 AM

Hence, My encouraging message....

-- Posted by Theorist on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:03 PM

Thanks Lumpy...we may often disagree, but I appreciate your posts, and listen to what you have to say...

-- Posted by Theorist on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:08 PM

Mo. vagrant gets 7 years in man's death

"SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A homeless man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the killing last year of another man in Springfield.

Thirty-year-old Bobby G. Cope was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to the reduced charge Tuesday in Greene County Circuit Court.

He initially been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Authorities say Cope threw 71-year-old William C. Wetter to the ground and kicked him in the head with a steel-toed boot after the older man slapped Cope.

An autopsy showed that Wetter had died of blunt-force trauma to his head.

But it couldn't be determined whether the kick or the fall to the ground killed him."

Sure would like to know the whole story here. Seven years for taking a life??? No wonder they call it Mans-Laughter. Seven years is a friggin joke.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 11:23 PM


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