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Speak Out 6/20/09

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bus drivers texting

MY Family lives in Scott City, and my daughter attends the elementary school. The other morning during a morning downpour of rain, my daughter was standing at my front door ready to run out to the bus. The bus passed by while the driver was looking down at her cell phone. Where are the laws protecting our children who ride these buses? How safe are our children in the hands of these bus drivers?


MAYBE I'm stretching it a bit, but to me a Speak Out comment at least implied that Joe Sullivan's failure to mention the U.S. Constitution in a recent column was unconstitutional.

Fringe threat

IN the past two weeks we've had a doctor shot at his own church and security guard shot to death at our national Holocaust museum. Both murderers were fringe right-wing extremists. These are the type of lone wolves that our national security advisers warned us about. I hope those Republicans who complained about that report now realize what the fuss was about.

Honoring Lansmon

IT'S nice that Willard Vandiver has a hall on the Southeast Missouri State University campus named after him. There should be a hall somewhere on campus named after Joseph Lansmon. He did so much for this area, building the seminary, Old St. Vincent's Church and the bridge at Bollinger Mill. Maybe it could be called Lansmon Hall. They've got pictures and exhibits about him out at the museum in Cape Girardeau.

Killing a baby

REGARDING Gene Lyons' column: Late-term abortion is killing a baby. The baby is born intact. A puncture wound in the head kills the live baby. I have no idea how anyone can condone this.

Sales tax holiday

I would like an explanation as to why Cape Girardeau is not participating in the back-to-school sales tax holiday. People are going to Jackson to shop, I don't blame them.

Cape's finances

CAPE Girardeau is in a financial crisis. We haven't heard this from Jackson or Cape Girardeau County. All three have the same economic base. Companies deal with flat or dropping revenue all the time. Some handle it well and survive, and others do not. Cape Girardeau only seems to increase our fees.

Airport expenses

I don't know how much money goes to pay for the terminal, staff and infrastructure at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, but it has to be a lot. It's nice to say we have an airport, but no one uses it. Cut off the airport or do something like what Poplar Bluff did when it leased out the airport. We could save a lot of money.

Interchange plans

JACKSON had a vision for the new interchange on I-55. It has a frontage road, and development has started. Cape Girardeau's frontage road hasn't been started, and development is far behind on the Cape side of the interchange.

Picnic for veterans

THE picnic for the veterans was an amazing event that I was lucky enough to witness firsthand. My grandfather has been at the Missouri Veterans Home for a month and will have to remain there. It brought a tear to your eye to see the young soldiers sitting quietly listening while the older veterans told their stories. I believe with all my heart the veterans had a great day and hope this is the start of an annual event for them. I know my grandpa enjoyed himself.

Shelter rules

I have run a homeless shelter since the 1960s. The only qualification is that the residents must be either relatives or friends of mine. There are some rules. They have to help with house and yard work. They have to have, or actively search for, at least a part-time job, regardless of the pay scale. They have to do their own laundry and keep their own rooms clean. If the Rev. Larry Rice were to concentrate more on helping people become self-reliant instead of providing them a place to sleep while they continue in their destructive lifestyles, there might be more support for his proposed shelters everywhere he goes.

Caruthers signal

WHY can't the traffic signal at Broadway and Caruthers Avenue be set to respond to traffic flow? Almost every time I'm on Broadway approaching Caruthers, the light changes to red even though there is no cross traffic on Caruthers. This means having to wait for -- nothing. Can't something be done about this?

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Shelter rules

...you suck...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:43 AM

Shelter rules

no wait ....you suck down and around....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:51 AM

Bus drivers texting

That's the digital age for ya. Report him next time,maybe take a pic???


The Constitution??? Ohh yea, that, the document Obama wipes his feet on....

Buyers remorse yet, voters?? N. Korea set to attack and Obama's too busy campaigning to speak up

Fringe threat

Ok.... the radical dems that do these things are sheltered from the media!!

Get a life, Better yet open your koolaid filled eyes and look what your prez is up too!! You'll still be singing his praises as he's putting EVERYONE, including you in his work camps.

I don't condone what they did, but if a dem had done it, his political affiliation would have never been mentioned.

BTW watch some of Hitler's vids on youtube, and you'll get dejavu of the 'GLORIOUS ONE'

Honoring Lansmon

Nice gesture

Killing a baby

Ah but the liberal dems condone it!! It makes their day. I think it is horrible beyond words.

Kinda funny, they condone this type of murder but they wouldn't be here if their Ma had an abortion

Sales tax holiday

Cape reminds me of a song by Elvis, 'In the Ghetto'. The mayor is too busy being a narcissist to see it crumbling. Kind of like 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

Cape's finances

Again, the Narcissistic, can do no wrong mayor is to blame. Have you noticed the influx of the so called Rev Rice's people flocking here, and the mayor turning a deaf ear LOL

Airport expenses

It has become the red headed stepchild.

Interchange plans

Cape always has been slow on the draw

Picnic for veterans

Aww. Happy for your Grand-dad. At least something good happens here

Shelter rules

He is a hand-out grabber. He also is not favored too highly in the law's eyes either. Can we still tar n feather?

Caruthers signal

Someone may have to lift a finger and work for that to happen ;)

And a personal note to the chicken and duck thieves in Marble Hill, 'Smile you're on candid camera'!!! I can't wait to see you in court. That night vision wildlife camera is pretty spectacular!!!!

-- Posted by maxsmom13 on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:51 AM


Are you Repub?

-- Posted by howdydoody on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 8:37 AM

*SIGH* It's Saturday and the SEMissourian has loaded us down with all of these SO calls to respond too.

Before I forget. Cyclist, I seen that moped infront of the Playdium yesterday, looks exactly like mine. I had to even take a double take and rethink where my oldest kid was. Not mine though.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:50 AM

Good morning! ☻

Bus drivers texting...is it illegal to look down....good grief!

Fringe threat...ouch!

Killing a baby...omg, a puncture wound....this is terrible!

Sales tax holiday...they need more of your money!

Cape's finances....uh-oh, people are catchin' on!

Airport expenses....iyiyi, this caller is truly lost. It is being leased out and they are WAAAAAY behind on their rent, great idea!

Interchange plans....who cares, it goes to Rt. W, to a cow pasture. Should have left it green!

Picnic for veterans....☺

Shelter rules...well said.

Caruthers signal....this would be a good time to check your text messages. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:00 AM

You go maxmom13....chicken & duck thieves...throw the book at 'em! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:03 AM

Bus drivers texting: Yeah! Safe! No seatbelts, or helmets, or childseats. Funny how governmental agencies can "skip" around the law isn't it.

Unconstitutional: No, my comment inplied columns are useless.

Fringe threat: Please don't call these folks Republican, it belittles their cause. They are what I call, social adjusters...trying to readjust the mores and values of this country.

Honoring Lansmon: Hmm...recognition tiffs, watchout...things are going to get nasty.

Killing a baby: See...columns are bad.

Sales tax holiday: An Explanation??? Read up buddy! It's called Commander Premier: Aka...the big mistake that our Mayor, and City Council won't hone up too and do the honorable thing and resign.

Cape's finances: Yes, and when CEOs of big companies (in our case, the Mayor, City Council, City Manager etc) don't do their jobs, and make crucial mistakes....they are terminated. Unfortunately, a majority of the pudd n'head voters will vote these prats back in. Too bad they don't have the honor to resign on their own! We're in a downward spiral folks, present day Cairo, Illinois is our future if we don't reverse this process immediately!

Airport expenses: Exactly! We could build my Junior College there, and among the many different two-year programs, offer an associate degree in Aviation. Additionally the Megalomania Junior College would offer daily flights to Memphis and St. Louis through it's College of Aviation to help fund the program. SIMPLE solutions folks! Think now! THINK!!!!

Interchange plans: We're broke folks! Jackson is going to win this fight of a prosperous town. Recall the Mayor and City Council before it's too late!! Get them out of there before they make this process of deterioration permanent!

Picnic for veterans: Praise and Glory be.

Shelter rules: Yeah, homeless shelters are bad. Not only do they house and manifest a society of drugs, lice, and prostitution. They are also a safehaven for Terrorists.

Caruthers signal: The Mayor's doing it. He's in cahoots with the gastations. It's a ploy to squeeze more of our hard earned dollars out of us.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:14 AM

"Sales tax holiday

Cape reminds me of a song by Elvis, 'In the Ghetto'. The mayor is too busy being a narcissist to see it crumbling. Kind of like 'The Emperor's New Clothes'"

Maxmom, Well said...though you forgot to mention he is a NEWBIE and a narcissists. Deadly combination if you ask me.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:17 AM


I find this really odd that you're so versed in the borders of Smelterville, but up til a couple of weeks ago, you still thought Cape was doing Riverfest. LOL! Up til the point some more knowledgable posters commented, did you know where the North, South, East, and West borders of Smelterville were??

And what were the other "obvious" Cape Girardeau idiosyncrasies you had no clue on?? Should I go back and reseach all of them?? Post them on here for you to rehash?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:28 AM

Ahh yes,

Sweet bliss! LOL!

"Do they still do the Riverfest in Cape?? that comes sooner for my corndog fix. ☻"

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, May 25, 2009, at 7:56 PM

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:34 AM

Re: Sales tax holiday

Going elsewhere to shop is a fine endeavour, but make sure one is doing so for the right reasons - be it for the 'principle of the thing', or for other reasons.

Just keep in mind for this example that one is talking about $2.75 difference between Cape and Jackson's total tax rates per $100 of merchandise during this period, instead of the typical $1.25 difference per $100 - and this is assuming that the cost of the merchandise will be equal between locations.

Never mind that one will be saving $5.225 per $100 at both locations, with Jackson chipping in for the extra $1.50 per $100 - on qualified merchandise only, of course.


Re: Cape's finances

Again, if one is going to be mad, be sure to be mad for the right reasons. Suggest not to confuse rate increases with excessive or higher-than-average rates.

Unfortunately, while Jackson posts their water and sewer rates on their website, Cape does not - or at least doesn't in a manner that I could find.

A couple of comparison points -

Electric - 1000 KWH at the residential rate - Jackson, $115.72 - Cape, $93.55 summer (4months) and $63.45 winter (8months) - not including the sales taxes. Keep in mind that Jackson runs their own electric utility, Cape is serviced by Ameren.

City Property tax (from cityofcapegirardeau.org) - Jackson $0.8488 - Cape $0.3597

Library tax - Jackson $0.1213 - Cape $0.3118

School property tax - Jackson $3.80 - Cape $4.1567


Re: Caruthers signal

Um, perhaps use some personal initiative and take a different route if this is starching the caller's shorts that badly? :-)~


Gots to thinking about the sewer plant issue. Perhaps one 'way-outside-the-box' solution would be to tie a new plant in with the water park project, since that project seems to be 'flush' with cash at this point.

1) Justify the location of the plant due to the need for a water supply for the park.

2) Tie the financing of the new sewage plant into the water park project based on its purpose of supplying water, reducing the need for large amounts of additional funding for such a plant.

3) Demonstrate to the DNR and the EPA the city's faith in the quality of the discharge stream - heck, we let our children play in the stuff!

4) Think of the environmental-diligence displayed - recycling our water usage ought to be worth a lot of 'greenie' points. Perhaps NASA could offer some assistance, sharing their work on human waste recycling aboard the space station.

5) Tie the drainage into the existing stormwater trenches - expand the city's recreational offerings with rafting, canoeing and tubing rides from the water park all the way to the river with the benefit of a tour through the heart of Cape along the way. This would also increase the usage of and justification for the city's transit service - to bring people from the river back to the park.

Oh, just think of the possibilities! Somebody needs to do something about this! :-)~


Dang, Megs - you seem to be in a bit of a 'funk'le.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:55 AM


I buy as much stuff as I possibly can on line instead of spending any more of my money in Cape than I have to even though due to relative I am there quite frequently. For me it is for the principal more than cost savings as I don't know if there is any. I spent over $700 last night and Cape did not get a dime of it. My wife still grocery shops there and buys some stuff.

-- Posted by RA on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 11:18 AM

The Holocaust Museum shooter hated conservatives as much as he hated liberals. He could hardly be pigeonholed as a right wing extremist.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 11:19 AM

Hey Fringe Threat Poster. So because mentally unstable people commit crimes you want the secret police (SS) to watch everyone who protests and crack down on dissent? I promise you someday even you will get fed up with government oppression from Obama or the next fuhrer or other New world Order government officials and you will wish people where able to protest.

You've probably read this poem by Martin Niemoller before, but it is so appropriate now. "In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew; And then... they came for me... And by that time there was no one left to speak up."

Note: Niemoller was a big fan of Hitler at the beginning of the Third Reich, but turned 180 degrees. Funny how government blessed enslavement and murder can do that to a person.

Read this article and especially the links in the article.http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=101608

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:00 PM

Bus Drivers Texting ... Wow, great eyesight, to be able to see a driver looking down at her cell phone through the rain, from the front door!

Fringe Threat ... Only 'right-wing' extremists (Republicans?) do such things. All 'left-wing' extremists (Democrats?) are 100% sane and law-abiding. And only our 'national security advisors' are intelligent enough to convince anyone, through a little paranoia baiting, that they must be right and that politics has nothing to do with their typecasting. Got it!

Gosh, Rick ... Shelter Rules? Are you saying it's wrong for an individual person to provide private 'shelter' for their family or friends (which is what I gathered the SO poster meant) ... Or are you saying it's wrong for a person to expect something in return for that 'shelter' ... Or are you saying the 'homeless' should not be expected to at least try to become self-reliant? Really, not sure I understand your comments.

I can relate to that poster, after 40+ years of providing what might be considered 'shelter' from time to time for many various family members, and even a couple of friends ... sometimes for a year or more. Just never thought of my home as being a 'homeless shelter' at those times, but guess in essence it was. Maybe one of us is misinterpreting the post?

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:10 PM


Even living in Cape while attending Franklin Elementary, we only had two darker skinned people in the entire school. It wasn't until Schultz school that I experienced muliples of them and it wasn't til I attended SIU-C, that I formed a friendship with some of them. (Them) Oh Lord, now that's going to sound bad.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:19 PM

Oops, Guess my point is...Kinda blows the theory out of the water of "more people" moving to Cape. The light/dark gap in Cape has closed significantly since the 1970s/80s, meaning "something" has moved in. Though...in that exchange (in keeping the population numbers the same) Cape natives have moved out.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:22 PM

Megalo, why do you always drag my other posts to this forum? Yes, I knew the perimeters of Smelterville, u didn't. Riverfest all came about since I moved, why do you think I asked "what happened to Riverfest"? Bring all the posts back you like, you are still a.....pudd n'head! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:25 PM

OK, should have continued reading....but it was still a question nonetheless! Perhaps on the next thread you make you could quote 'me' a lil' better since you are so efficent at finding my posts. btw, how do you guys do that so fast? I'm very impressed! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:32 PM

GurusMom, I took the comment the same as you, she was talking about her home and her family/friends. I believe the point was if Rices' intentions were better the community would have been more receptive to his ideas.

Rick is just grumpy from the heat! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:42 PM


Some of this can be attributed to the disparate birthrates and general "family" makeup.

-- Posted by RA on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:42 PM

Turnip ... "...you are so efficent at finding my posts."

I think Megal has a really good memory for things, and his mental organizational skills are exceptional. I get the picture of his brain as being compartmentalized, sort of like filing cabinets ...

And Megal, I mean that as a very sincere compliment! I'm truly envious of your talents ...

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:43 PM

PS: In no way did I mean to insult Rick! We probably did just each read a different meaning into that shelter post.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:54 PM


YOU are a liar! (Yep! Said it! Called you out on it! and "Calls'em Like I see'em!") Had you known the where abouts of Smelterville (for sure) you would have outted me on it sooner. You didn't have a clue where Smelterville ended or began, much less existed.

Additionally You only live in Jackson deary, it's only 5 miles away. AND Riverfest ended in 1999, when did you moved to Jackson? Stop playing the fool, you know that pushes my buttons!

Do I need to start drumming up more of your "newbie" sounding posts??

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:11 PM


Sometimes it's more of a curse. I'm not always able to provide proof of what others have said, but the Missourian allows me to go back and pull it out when need be. Additionally, it can muster up and harness ill feelings when I out someone on their "past" comments.

Recollection is an obsession for me. I could listen to a lecture from a Professor today, and hear that same lecture 10 years from now, and tell you if he deviated from the first. Unfortunately, my mind can do this with just about all conversations. Where it is all stored I have no clue, but sometimes my head could literally explode from it all.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:19 PM

And don't feel bad Parsnips, my wife and I get into some awful spats because I remember every little thing and she doesn't.

I will say, whether you believe it or not. I will be the first one to admit (when I feel I literally am) wrong, or when I am unknowledgable about the facts. (As I admitted in the thread we are speaking of) But when I tell you I "know" something, I know it.

Just like when you called me a liar on the (cop running over his mother thing) I don't lie, it's not in my programming. (to use the cliche')

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:23 PM

regarding the shelter caller...it just caught me as stupid is all...the caller says they run a homeless shelter but it's for relatives only..what kind of shat is that ? are they a ferkin' saint for doing something anyone would do ? ...and then they have "these are my rules"..to hell with all that !!

Megalomania , you're wound up like an 8 day clock about Turnip..let it go dude , it'll eat ya alive....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:23 PM

"My answer for downtown would be to let it continue to go downhill. Perhaps then, the Koreans, Japanese, or Taiwanese will buy it up when prices gets low enough and rebuild it."

-- Posted by James Nall on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:03 PM

LOL! If I could muster up enough German or French. I would think it would be a great place for a French Quarter or a Bavarian District. (Something more true to our roots) Wouldn't that be more of a draw than what we have currently?

It works for "The Hill" in St. Louis.

Or...LOL. A Mo-Town. With Soulfood Restaurants.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:28 PM


Are you dating Parsnips? This is the second or third time now you've come to her aid.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:29 PM

Megalomania ...are you gonna funkle all day ??

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:33 PM


Whatever it takes to stay in and keep cool.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:39 PM

Wheels...Mega could always eat more butter if he needs a bigger crown ....just kidding Mega...just kidding...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 1:58 PM


Just don't go pullin' this leg with the sianide nerve in it, it's still bothering me.

Btw, I finished a banjo project, unfortunate not the canjo. I hated the thought of putting a solid maple neck on one of those cans.


Nothing pinches a nerve more than when they keep pooring money downtown. They've tried for decades now to revitalize it. I'm with you, it should make like a good Orioles fan and fade away. However, if some "private investors" would take their own money and do what I suggest, it might make a go of it.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 2:00 PM

Ah, Megal ... bless your heart ... In a way, I comprehend what you're saying.

I too remember TOO many things ... but only recall the high points, not the particulars like exact words or dates or even where I read something. Never had the ability to memorize things in school, which made it hard to make those A's in subjects like History (remembering dates) and American Literature (memorize this poem). And makes it difficult to state the facts I do know, because someone always wants a 'link' or something, so I can't back my facts up even when I know what I'm talking about ... If that makes sense? It's not even a case of running out of film like Wheels has ... ~laughing~ Nevertheless, sometimes my mind gets so full ... wish I could forget some of the tons of irrelevant junk.

Smiling about you and your wife and your memory ... ! Sometimes Pops and I go through that ... I HATE when he asks, "Where did you hear/read that?"

And I LOVE the idea of a Bavarian District in Cape!

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 2:14 PM

Aw, Rick ... I thought the SO caller was just sort of pointing out that: 1) Sometimes more people could help their family and friends by giving them a place to stay while getting on their feet; 2) That homeless shelters could/should do something more to help them than just providing a place to sleep, which doesn't solve the basic problem of the homeless. Guess the reason I read it the way I did is because I so often have a tongue-in-cheek sense of dry humor that I sort of read into the post. In no way did it seem to me that the caller was saying he/she was running a 'legitimate' shelter (at least not after the first sentence). Didn't even consider that the caller expected any praise or sainthood bestowed for it, but was just making a point about family helping family in better ways than a homeless shelter might do.

As for the caller having 'rules' ... If someone lives in MY home, it's a given that they should abide by MY rules. Wouldn't you agree with that?

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 2:16 PM

LOL! Wouldn't some potato cakes and apple sauce sound good right about now? (I think that's a Bavarianish/German type thing.) At least the neighbors from Germany would always have it when I came over for dinner.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 2:24 PM


it's hard for me to explain ..this person is trying to take credit for something anyone would do for their family...as far as the rules go , if family break the rules , do you kick them out and make them homeless all over again ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 2:29 PM


Actually you did a pretty good job of explaining it.

-- Posted by RA on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 3:08 PM

I found this awhile ago. It seems that my SuperPrez concept has been turned into high art...


-- Posted by Lumpy on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 3:11 PM

SIGH ... Oh, Rick, Rick ...

No, not all families would 'shelter' their relatives ... believe me!

Yep ... if an adult cannot at least show enough responsibility for a family member's help enough to abide by a few rules meant to help him/her, then the consequences should be considered his/her choice, right? You're making it almost sound like it's a family's responsibility to help a relative even if that person won't make that effort himself. Brings to mind the word called 'enabler.' Without rules, one could be enabling another to continue doing what put him/her in the present situation ... whether it's due to alcohol, laziness, unemployement, etc.

I still don't see any bragging in that post, but that's just my take on it; see it as a point they were trying to make. Might be different if they'd sent a Letter to the Editor with their name on it ... Not much point in bragging if no one knows who the bragger is, hmm?

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 3:32 PM

Thanks, Lumpy! Always enjoy those JibJab clips!

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 3:36 PM

Megalo, How did I lie? I was soooo close! Trust me, I pointed it out as soon as I noticed! For someone who has such a 'excellent' memory you should remember that I was born/raised in Cape My grandparents lived on the south end of Cape til the late '80's. I moved to Jackson in 2000, most of my family followed me, some still reside in Cape.

Thanks, Rick! ;o)

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 6:11 PM


Just "calling'em, like I see'em." Btw, left you a note and a challenge in the said thread.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 7:14 PM



You insinuated you would. I remember. I got axed nest day when me a Meg got into it. Gotta check the trot lines. Good night.

-- Posted by WOBBLE on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 12:09 AM

WRONG...yet again, one or both of you are making things up. Don't you have anything better to do than try to come up with something bad I could possibly do???

-- Posted by Theorist on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 7:17 PM

Re: airport expenses

From the 2008-9 operating budget http://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/files... pp. 77-84 (heads up - 10+ MB file)

Looks like expected revenues are $0.947 million, plus a $0.524 million transfer in from the General Fund. Expected expenditures are at $1.255 million, plus a $0.258 million fund transfer out - which I would guess to be the anticipated rent payments for the building that has received so much attention recently.

So, going way out on a limb - $0.524 million chucked in plus the $0.258 million that may not ever be received back comes to $0.782 million potential out-of-pocket.

From somewhere's back, recall about 8,000 people were reported to use the commercial air service to StL - which would come to about a $100 per passenger subsidy, neglecting all other airport services' values. Eh, not really a fair evaluation, but more of a twisted perspective.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 7:17 PM


evidently the friendly skies aren't so friendly anymore...i very good salesperson indeed set this St.Louis revenue route number game up...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 8:02 PM

Megalo, if it makes you feel better to 'think' we're even, then so be it....

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:16 PM

What's the odds of him letting it go now???

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:28 PM


-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:43 PM

Megal, www.sammonspreston.com

sorry, it took a lil' longer than I thought, They have some pretty neat 'ideas' to help w/daily living. The others I referenced are more geared towards pediatrics.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:44 PM

Well, Rick, I think I did pretty good on my 'test', Meg's challenge. I'm still not sure what I'm trying to prove, oh well....

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:49 PM

Rick, guess what I seen go down in Jackson today? I was at Kidds getting gas and all of a sudden two cop cars, one k-9 swarmed on this maroon blazer in the turning lane, between Kidds/Country Mart, so the dude motioned to the police that he was gonna turn in, all of a sudden two cops came flying out of their patrol cars, guns drawn, saw one 'cock' it and yelling, no put your hands up NOW. So they cuffed/stuffed the driver, young caucasion and I couldn't see the passenger, that's all I know, got my sodie and left. Exciting stuff, eh?

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:53 PM

Who knows what he did Turnip. These days with the police, having watched too many episodes of Cops and Lock-Up, the kid may have just failed to signal a lane change. Did they tase him?

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:02 PM

Turnip...i miss all of the exciting stuff!

maybe it was a drug bust or something ?? usually the Jackson PD don't go haywire like that unless it's something important ..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:08 PM

no tasers that I saw. they weren't foolin' around though, I totally expected the 'suspect' to draw a weapon the way they were acting. With two patrol cars, they like 'boxed' him in, I figure maybe they had been tryin' to pull himover & they called for backup. ?? exciting stuff. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:38 PM

The last time I got pulled over, I was in my jammies/house slippers, runnin' for a coke, dontchaknow. I got the giggles, the cop did NOT think that was funny & asked me what I was laughing at...but I couldn't stop laughing. I laugh when I get nervous, I can't help it.

Thankfully he just gave me a warning. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:43 PM

"Megal, www.sammonspreston.com

sorry, it took a lil' longer than I thought, They have some pretty neat 'ideas' to help w/daily living. The others I referenced are more geared towards pediatrics."

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 9:44 PM

What's this??

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:52 PM

Anyone else notice how these 'boys' just keep tryin' & always fail MISERABLY?

That was pretty weak Cycle, even for you.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:52 PM

Well...as you read were looking for a trailor to haul her "scooter" in. She's home full-time, unable to work, needs help with most things. My respiratory issues "may" have evolved to a new level. If that's the case, we're s.c.r.e.w.e.d.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Thu, Jun 18, 2009, at 6:09 PM

On a serious note, I have some catalogs that might interest you, I will look them up & post sites later, some pretty amazing stuff people invent alot can be replicated at home, since you are sooo handy and all. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jun 18, 2009, at 7:07 PM

Ring any bells?

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 11:00 PM

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