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Speak Out 10/19/09

Monday, October 19, 2009

Targeting soldiers

WE have some low-life people in this area who break into the homes of the parents of two servicemen and take their belongings and guns while they are in Iraq fighting for the burglar's freedom. It isn't as if the burglars did not know the servicemen lived there, because there is a banner on their door with two stars on it.

Headlight solution

DURING these rainy days in the fall, sometimes we need our headlights even though it's partially sunny. I was walking out my driveway the other day and stumbled upon a solution. If you'd pick up an acorn cap and put it over the light sensor on your dashboard, your headlights will turn on. If it's a sunny day, we take the acorn cap off of the light sensor. Try it. You'll like it.

Resolving racism

IN order to end racism, each individual -- black, white, red, yellow -- has to take a personal responsibility to let it go. Al Sharpton doesn't care about my black neighbor and friend, the Rams organization, Rush Limbaugh or even civil and human rights. He cares about his own agenda of publicity and his power derived from his voice in the media. Sit down, Reverend, you only perpetuate an age-old problem when others are trying to resolve it.

Drinking, drug abuse

JACKSON police and sheriff's department: Surely you are aware of all the under age drinking and drug abuse that is going on among our teenagers in Jackson. What are you waiting for? Please do something about this. Enforce the law. Check out all the overnight parties in the city and out on the county roads. It's a serious problem. Parents need help.

In the dark

MIGHTY forces are fast converging. The presumptuous elites are hoping against meager hope that Washington will get it right on the health insurance reform bill. The elites won't get it right, and if one of the five or so plans is passed, there will be higher premiums on all private and company plans. An eventual government option would destroy hundreds of insurance companies. It's simple arithmetic that the government doesn't believe you will understand.

Spell-checking

WHO cares about spelling any more? Everyone has spell-check on his computer.

Favorite weapon

THE word "racist" has become the liberal's favorite weapon to use against conservatives. If you are a conservative, you are a racist in the eyes of liberals. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson attacking Rush Limbaugh for showing an interest in buying the Rams does not surprise me a bit. I listen to Limbaugh regularly and have never heard him say anything that I would consider racist. Limbaugh speaks out against liberalism. Sharpton and Jackson are liberals, so they use their favorite weapon against Limbaugh.

Drug testing

I work at a job that requires random drug tests. I find it odd that we don't require drug testing for those who get government assistance. I know college-educated people who get food stamps, HUD home assistance, discounted electricity, Medicaid and even free day care. These people choose not to work since they are living better than those of us who support our families and pay bills on time. They go to concerts. I'm lucky to treat my family to a pizza after my bills are paid. A monthly drug test cannot cost more than the free food and other assistance we give them.

Let them smoke

LEAVE Southeast Missouri State University employees alone. It makes little difference to me if someone smokes in his car or if I pass someone on the sidewalk and he's smoking.

Lap-dog press

I remember in not too distant past the most championed Founding Father who was used to promote radical leftist ideals was Thomas Jefferson. Now that leftist ideals are entrenched in our society as well as our federal government, neither the press nor the leftist elitists mention any Founder anymore. Here are a couple of quotes as a quick check of what our free press was supposed to be. First, one of the last standard bearers of days gone: "The notion that the press and the universities should serve the state is essentially a Communist notion. In a free society these institutions must be wholly free; this is to say that their function is to serve as checks upon the state." -- Alan Barth (1906-1979) who served on the editorial board of The Washington Post for 30 years. Then there's the standard-bearer himself: "I never submitted my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatsoever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent."-- Thomas Jefferson. That's quite a contrast to our sycophant Democratic lapdog press of today.

Cellular rudeness

I think it is the rudest thing ever to talk on your cell phone while going through a drive-through, especially when you're at the window and give the cashier an attitude for doing her job and telling you your total. Cell phones and texting have become the dumbing-down of today's society. I've seen so many bad drivers and general rudeness because of cell phones. If it's not an emergency, don't answer your cell phone. Your friends don't need to know what you're doing every minute of the day.

Prize parameters

THE reason President Obama doesn't deserve the Nobel Peace Prize has nothing to do with politics. He hasn't met the qualifications spelled out by Alfred Nobel himself. According to his will the prize is "awarded to the person who during the preceding year ... shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." He hasn't been in a position during the preceding year to accomplish this task. Not to mention we are at war with two countries and are looking to add troops.

Get the shot

WITH all of the misinformation about the swine flu vaccination making the rounds in this area, it is absolutely incumbent upon all schools to encourage their students, staff and extended families to get vaccinated as soon as it becomes available.

Sounds familiar

"IT is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation of public opinion." -- Joseph Paul Goebbels (1897-1945), Nazi propaganda minister, October 1933. Any similarities to this philosophy and that of the President Obama's press spokesperson expressed saying the administration is declaring war on Fox News?

More H1N1 cases

I'M wondering how the Cape Girardeau County Health Department can say we only have had two cases of H1N1 flu when I know of about five Type A cases in South Elementary School in Jackson. Officials say 90 percent of Type A flu cases are considered H1N1.

Conflicting strategies

A recent article said 7,500 tax dodgers have applied for IRS amnesty. They have overseas accounts ranging from just over $10,000 to more than $100 million. They are promised no jail time and reduced penalties. Another article says President Obama is calling for $250 payments to seniors. How nice of the federal government to excuse tax cheats and give us $250 payments because we won't have an increase in Social Security next year. I wonder what it would be like if the government would collect all those past-due taxes from those tax cheaters.


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Targeting Soldiers,

It is sad when anyone's home is burglarized, regardless of their position, or, occupation. When I lived in Tennessee, I was the victim of a home burglary.

However, you seriously erred when you said....

"while they are in Iraq fighting for the burglar's freedom."

There was no freedom lost to us in Iraq, therefore, none of our soldiers should have been sent there, in the first place, and they sure as hell have no business being there now. President Saddam Hussein never did a **** thing to us, neither did the Iraqi people. So, how the hell could American soldiers be in Iraq, "fighting for our freedom"?

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 2:33 AM

Favorite weapon,

Another favorite weapon of those who oppose freedom of speech, is to attack a person for being "anti-semetic." Throw in "sexist", and and "bigot", and you have pretty much summed up the verbal arsnel of these low lifes.

If you point out that Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty in international waters on June 8th, 1967, that the Israeli government is almost as corrupt as our own, that a rabbi was involved in a plot to blow up Congressman Dan Issa's office in California, that the Israeli Mossad has been involved in devious schemes, including the assassination of Yitzah Rabin, or, that the two major Jewsih Lobbies for Israel, AIPAC and AEI virtually dominate our goverment and our foreign policy, you are labeled an "anti-semite." If you mention that one of my favorite comedians, Lewis Black, stated that his parents, a wonderful, elderly Jewish couple, hate Paul Wolfowitz as much, perhaps more than I do, you are still an "anti-semitie."

If you pose that the so-called woman's movement of the 60's and 70's did much to destroy the American family structure and cohesion, you are labeled a "sexist." If you point out that the lower birthrate in the US is due to women chosing careers over motherhood, you are labeled a "sexist." If you point out that crime committed by children is way up, pregnacies and abortions are dramatically up over the 60's, that child suicide is unrealistically high, or, that childern being seduced by men above their age level on the internet, meet those men, and have sex with them, all of which is closely linked to women working, or, that women, especially, in the case of their female children, want to be friends, or, sisters to their children instead of parents,...you are labeled a "sexist."

In the case of race, if you point out that blacks, before the welfare state, struggled, but for the most part, their families were as intact as those of whites, that blacks often advanced and opened their own minority businesses, that black graduation rates were far superior to those now, you are labeled a "racist."

I am not much one for labels. The only labels that I like are the ones that read "homemade pie," "Up to 75% OFF", and "Free Beer."

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 2:52 AM

Conflicting strategies,

Don't hold your breath. Tax cheats in the $100 Million dollar range, as well as the majority of US Corporations have those off-shore tax havens courtsey of our Congress. They tend to contribute to major political campaigns to keep things rolling along as they have been.

Oh, and don't look for any audits of tax free foundations like the Carnegie Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, or, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. There is a reason that their money is in a tax free Foundation, instead of being paid into the US Treasury, as you and I do. They are slush funds for corruption, and tax dodging, but because it is being done by the likes of them, instead of by us, there will never be an audit of them.

Oh, the next time you see Princess Fluffy, why don't you ask Jo Ann Emerson why it took her SIX months to decide to become a Co-Sponsor of Ron Paul's AUDIT THE FED bill...H.R. 1207 ? There was one poster on here who used to point out that Emerson had not joined as a Co-Sponsor. After all, Jo Ann Emerson voted TWICE for the BUSH-OBAMA New World Order's forced bailout of their greedy, gambling Wall Street Bankers and foreign bank friends. It didn't take Jo Ann Emerson SIX months to weigh that decision, she was one of the first to side step our wishes, when 90% of us told her NO, and vote TWICE to bail out these scum. Jo Ann Emerson, also, was Johnny on the spot when it came to voting for Obama's Stimulus plan, so, WHY did it take Jo Ann Emerson to add her name to over 300 other congressmen and women who became co-sponsor's of Ron Paul's AUDIT the FED bill?

Here is when Missouri Congressmen became co-sponsors.

Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] - 3/19/2009

Rep Blunt, Roy [MO-7] - 3/24/2009

Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] - 4/21/2009

Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] - 4/22/2009

Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 7/15/2009

Jo Ann Emerson was the LAST Republican in Missouri to sign on to the Ron Paul AUDIT THE FED bill, HR 1207.

I sure hope that we can expect better when SOWERS becomes our Congressman for this district.

http://www.sowersforcongress.com/

NBC WPSD-TV 6 tonight reported that Tommy Sowers has raised more money than Emerson thus far.

Sowers lives in Rolla and teaches at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla).

From his news release:

"A fourth-generation Missourian, Tommy returned home after an 11-year career in the United States Army that included a peacekeeping tour in Kosovo, graduate studies at the London School of Economics representing Missouri's Rotarians as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, two tours of duty in Iraq as a Green Beret, and his most recent assignment as an Assistant Professor of American Politics at West Point. He is now teaching at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla."

Yep, the political scene in the 8th District is about to change, for the better.

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 3:20 AM

Cellular rudeness "If it's not an emergency, don't answer your cell phone."

how do you know unless you answer the **** thing ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 6:35 AM

I abhor standing behind someone in a check out line, discussing the latest gossip loud enough for all the lanes to hear. Then, while the poor cashier tries to communicate with them, they make them wait, only pull the phone away from their mouths to answer and immediately return to their gossip.

Customer Service people also have to deal with the rude people that find their discussion more important then taking care of business.

Cell phones are wonderful but please use them respectfully and wisely.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 7:30 AM

Drug testing ...back to this again , aye ? whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 7:41 AM

Rick, I have apprehensions about drug testing also. Clearly, it is assuming you are guilty untill you prove yourself innocent.

However, that is an argument that we are not going to win. I do believe that as long as I have to take a drug test to get my check, people that I support with my taxes should have the same requirement.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:18 AM

bobby62914 , GNC over at the mall has too many products that beat drug testing to make it a fair deal anyways...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:31 AM

Headlight solution....WOW! My dash has a light sensor. ☻ Let me see if I got this story straight....this caller was walkin' in his driveway on a rainy-sunshiney day and tripped on a acorn narrowly escaping death by a car w/o headlights?? Their solution is to put a 'acorn cap' on my dash? How's about watching where you are goin'?? ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:45 AM

Having been in the drug testing industry for many years, I found the following. The vast majority of people against it are themselves drug users. You can be subject to testing when driving, why not when you are living on the taxpayer dime? I believe drug testing along with proof of employment or legitimate retiremnet should be requirments to vote. Finally, The so-called beat the test stuff to beat the tests are worthless when the proper testing methodology is applied including confirmation by GC/MS methods. Drug users are a danger to themselves and others around them and should be monitored. Those claiming pot is not a gateway drug are living in fantasy land. I have worked with thousands of users and virtually all of them began with pot.

-- Posted by Balmy on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:57 AM

Drug Testing...

The caller is all over the place. Yes wellfare does need to be reorganized. However its not as simple as some of these people say and throw out generalities. People need to be specific in their criticism.

Resloving Racism/Favorite Weapon...

I as well can't stand Sharpton, his tactics and other like him. However, its a bit hypocritical to support Rush and complain about others who attack him with lies and half trutus. He has made a career of exactly the same thing. Don't dish out what you can't take.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:58 AM

Targeting soldiers....something tells me these 'crooks' didn't pay attention to the banner on the door.

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 10:31 AM

If raciism ends Sharpton is out of a job.

-- Posted by Wiff on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 10:33 AM

If raciism ends Sharpton is out of a job.

-- Posted by Wiff on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 10:33 AM

How many of those hard drug users also ate mashed potatoes before they started using drugs? Does that also make mashed potatoes a gateway drug? Of course not.

A statistic is worthless when you can replace a major component with thousands of other things and get the same result.

The argument that most people who have problems with drug testing are drug users is just a way to marginalize people who disagree without giving consideration to their argument. It usually means that a person does not have a counter argument so they must pretend the opposition is dishonest or they would have to question their own position (which they won't do).

I have also found that most people who strongly support the prohibition of marijuana somehow benefit financially from maintaining the status quo.

For the record, I am willing to undergo random drug testing by my employer. I have an almost foolproof method of passing any drug test - I don't use illegal drugs or smoke pot. However, I would support mandatory drug testing going the way of pre-employment polygraphs.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 10:41 AM

This ought to pep up some of our 'medicinal' mary jane users....

Your president has dictated that the feds will not prosecute users in states where they have passed a medicinal use law. Enforcement of drug laws will be left up to the states.

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2...

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:16 AM

Agree 100% with you bobby62914. Here is a short clip of Alex Jones confronting Clinton's "Drug Zsar" General Barry McCaffrey, about the government's own operatives importing drugs to the U.S. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMKrhwp-h...

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:24 AM

How about no welfare for people who smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. Those are no different than illegal drugs. People spend their money on these items then get other susidies for food and shelter.

On top of that food stamps should only be able to buy milk, bread, flour, eggs and cheese (no meat as that is a luxury). That should be enough to sustain any household. No more ding dongs and soda on the government dime.

I think it is a grand idea to make people p in a cup for food. That would make me want to get off government help. A little dehumanizing can go a long way.

-- Posted by shortwhitebaldguy on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:33 AM

The government has no "dime." It is your dime, it is my dime.

How about no more Jo Ann Emerson bailout money for greedy, gambling bankers and foreign banks? They have misused our money that Jo Ann Emerson ripped from our paychecks and gave to them.

No more money to Republican and Democrat Treasury Secreataries who defy congress and tell our elected legislators that they will not tell our repesentatives who got the money, or, how they spent it.

We need to turn Bush's Paulson, and Obama's Geithner over our knees and whack them on their butts until they can't sit down for a month. As for Bernacke, I cannot say here what should happen to the head of the non-federal, Federal Reserve.

It involves various kitchen instruments and hot oil.

In fact, there are plenty in Congress, and in both the Bush and Obama administrations who should have their butts blistered, including you know who, for their blatant, and haughty disregard for the people whom they are pledged to represent.

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:57 AM

yes , make that next...fat people p in a cup for food , can't have any fat or grease ...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:59 AM

" Agenda 21: The Death Knell of Liberty"

Jim O'Neill (USN SEAL TEAM 2, and MENSA member)

Canada Free Press

October 19, 2009

"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. ...The real enemy then is humanity itself.

Democracy is no longer well suited for the tasks ahead." --From the Club of Rome's "The First Global Revolution" p. 71,75 1993

"Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee."--John Donne (1572-1631)

"They have twisted and perverted the U.S. Constitution.

The death knell for freedom has been tolling for some time, and only now are people starting to hear it. It started tolling faintly, decades back, and has slowly progressed in volume, until today its tolling is impossible to ignore.

The United States of America--that "shining city on a hill"--had a good run of it, and made a gallant effort at establishing liberty for all. But as the old saw would have it, all good things must come to an end.

Liberty, after all, is an aberration in mankind's history--a light that has flared here and there over the centuries, only to dissolve back into the darkness.

America is barreling towards becoming a bit player on the world's stage, and its vaunted middle class--once the envy of the world--is on the verge of being eliminated.

For the good of the planet, for the good of Gaia, for the good of the collective.

Freedom is being replaced by servitude, capitalism by socialism, and property rights by "sustainable development."

I'm not talking about something we need to be on guard against. It's all already in place. It has been going on for quite some time, and it will continue to go on, at a greatly accelerated pace. We are at the "end game" point."

Read the full article here in the Canada Free Press...

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php...

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:15 PM

Headlight solution

Turnip-- couldn't agree more with the acorn cap on the dashbooard.

What about those of us who do not have affordable access to acorns? How should we be expected to cover our light sensors without access to the necessary tool? Maybe we should consider a government run subsidy program to provide for the acorn-less, so that those folks who have ready access to acorns can stop whining about the cost of fixing damages rendered by not using acorns. Although, you might have to give up your existing acorn under the government run program...

-- Posted by Rizzo on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:22 PM

ECONOMIC DRAFT HELPS NEW WORLD ORDER ARMY SWELL IT'S RANKS

The devastation of our economy is no accident, no misjugment, no unforseen circumstance. The collapsing of our economy was deliberately brought about to accomplish several goals of the oligarchy, one of which is to provide cannon fodder for their wars of agression against countries who will not willingly go into their Satanic New World Order.

As jobs have disappeared, the military, who recently enlisted druggies, felons and foreigners, now find themselves with plenty of American blood to spill, as out of work men and women head to the nearest recruiter so that they can put food on the table for their families.

This is no accidental benefit to the military. These neocon, globalist scum in the Bush and Obama administrations deliberately planned for an economic collapse so that they would have a ready supply of bodies to fill the ranks of their military as they go around the world carrying out wars of agression to force other nations, such as what happened in Iraq, and soon, perhaps, Afghanistan, into their Satanic New World Order.

Americans are talented. However, without work, without a job, that talent is being wasted and bled on the hills of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, as blood is spilled to enslave those people for the oligharcy which controls our economy and soon our people.

Death to the New World Order!

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:27 PM

If raciism ends Sharpton is out of a job.

-- Posted by Mr. Wiffle on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 10:33 AM

I disagree. Shartpon has demonstrated many times that you don't need racism to claim racism.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:31 PM

I say no more food stamps. Go back to commodities. Take your peanut butter, butter, cheese, flour, etc. and eat. I don't see a **** thing wrong with having to "P in a cup" if you're taking taxpayers dollars. You don't like it, here's a novel idea, get a job.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:33 PM

How about no welfare for people who smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. Those are no different than illegal drugs. People spend their money on these items then get other susidies for food and shelter.

On top of that food stamps should only be able to buy milk, bread, flour, eggs and cheese (no meat as that is a luxury). That should be enough to sustain any household. No more ding dongs and soda on the government dime.

I think it is a grand idea to make people p in a cup for food. That would make me want to get off government help. A little dehumanizing can go a long way.

-- Posted by shortwhitebaldguy on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:33 AM

I agree with some of this.

Yes on the restricted use of food stamps. Meat is ok.

The problem in such a system is:

1) Determining who pays for the testing and how its done.

2) People forget that its families that receive the bulk of the food stamps, not just individual. So if a parent is using, should the kids not eat? Now the immediate answer is always "put them in foster care." However, that system is currently already stretched too thin.

IF somebody can give plausable answers for 1 and 2, I am on board.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:35 PM

Drinking, drug abuse: Parents need help? What happened to parents helping themselves and raising their own children?

-- Posted by all_i_hear_is_blah_blah on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:46 PM

Answer to #2 lumbrgktr, the parents should not have kids at all. Or if they find themselves in such an inconveniance, as getting knocked-up without financial stability or know-how to pull one's self up by their own bootstraps, they can always sell their burdens to medical testing companies or overseas adoption agencies.

And to answer #1 have the evil rich pay for it. Or another unecessary stimulis package pay for something that MIGHT put accountability back in the individual's court.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:56 PM

lumbrgfktr,

As for #1, I believe if this was to take place, the government could pay for it and come out ahead in the long run.

As for #2, I agree foster care is stetched rather thin. But, when it comes to the child, I feel the child would be much better off than with an addicted parent. JMHO.

I also agree with the meat part but, it should be limited. No T-Bones, Porterhouses, ect.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:58 PM

Me'Lange,

Thomas Jefferson never said that you will be someone's slave to pay for another.

BTW: How have you been kiddo?

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:59 PM

Me'Lange , eewwwww , p in a cup for school lunch food!

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 1:38 PM

Me'Lange,

Let me give you an example. We were installing carpet at the government housing in Chaffee. Two 'kids' were living there, and living off the government. Actually, they bragged about it. They snuck off to the bedroom to have sex, and smoke a little weed. I know, I heard it, and smelt it.

Here you have two guys working their butts off, and they can't get off their butts to work. I refused to go back.

As far as reduced lunches, that's totally different. But I wouldn't be totally against the parents getting tested.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 1:42 PM

... when the government finds a body that is no longer pleasing, they stamp an "Expired" stamp on the right rear cheek.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:56 AM

And all along I thought the nurse was just prepping my cheek for a shot ... You think I should have Pops check that out for me?

About the grading system ... You'd probably have to wear a badge and present an ID card with 'Official Old White Man' stamped on them ...

RizzoDascha ... That was hilarious! Should we start hoarding our acorns now, do you think? I've heard it said that forewarned is forearmed ...

-- Posted by gurusmom on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 1:54 PM

gurusmom

you must of had a good nurse ...the one i had at St.Francis stabbed me with the needle right in the butt...i know because i watched her shadow on the wall , the old battle ax...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 2:00 PM

gurusmom,

From yesterday: The first female bulldog pup we had died this Spring. She was about the same age as Dumplin is now. We're not really sure what happened to her. The wife went to the grocery store to get pork chops to grill and, I went out to cut lettuce out of the garden. When she got home, she went inside and then came out screaming bloody murder. I tried to give her mouth-to-mouth and everything else. Apparently, according to the vet, she had some type of seizure. We had her cremated, (Which I'm sure some folks will think is stupid).

We have an appointment for Weds. at 10:00 at Columbia for Dumplin's eye. They assured me it wasn't anything serious.

Come to find out, my dad has an appointment to have his heart checked out at 10:30 at Columbia also. I guess my Longhorn bill just jumped another 40 bucks.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 2:18 PM

Answer to #2 lumbrgktr, the parents should not have kids at all. Or if they find themselves in such an inconveniance, as getting knocked-up without financial stability or know-how to pull one's self up by their own bootstraps, they can always sell their burdens to medical testing companies or overseas adoption agencies.

And to answer #1 have the evil rich pay for it. Or another unecessary stimulis package pay for something that MIGHT put accountability back in the individual's court.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:56 PM

Answer to #2...so I guess you are for the government regulating who can have children and slave trade?

Answer to #1....I am all about accountability, but how do we do it. And what is the EVIL RICH comment all about?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 2:20 PM

A tax break is never welfare unless it is a refundable tax credit. A tax break allows someone to keep some of their own money that they, themselves, earned.

Welfare gives money to someone that did not earn it, taking it from someone that did.

However, I would not support allowing tax deductions for pet care. I do support tax deductions for expenses related to service animals - which could also be considered pets.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 3:52 PM

My good old Grandpa V never said, "take a shot of whiskey", he always said, "take a snort".

Speaking of which, I took a "snort" or two of Bushmills Irish Whiskey the other night and enjoyed it almost as much as Wild Turkey. Smooth and pleasantly satisfying, especially since it is a blended whiskey which I usually don't like.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 4:47 PM

Spank: First of all having a pet cremated is not foolish. We have had a Boston Terrier and a Boxer cremated. Also a cat. We loved these animals with all of our heart and I know they were treated better than some children. We had our Boston in Columbia six times. She had pulmonary hypertension. The folks there are extremely caring and very knowledgeable. One of the best vet schools in the country. You will be well satisfied I am sure. Let me know how it works out. We now have two Boston Terriers we have gotten from the Humane Society. They are the most loving, caring and grateful little girls you have ever seen. People can find wonderful pets at the Humane Society.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 5:09 PM

Get the shot ....bottoms up !!

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 6:16 PM

i can't talk about whiskey...me and Jack Daniels had a long talk one night and he convinced me i didn't need whiskey ....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 6:54 PM

jack make you blow chunks.

-- Posted by Wiff on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:07 PM

Spank, cremation of a loved one is not stupid. Give Dumplin' some love for me! What a cute name.

Who was it that said dogs don't have souls? I beg to differ.

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:08 PM

Looked at last night. I must have gotten under Kadilacs skin.

I think he wanted to call me a cracker.

-- Posted by Wiff on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:16 PM

Turnip

ya gotta have a conscious to have a soul ...a dog , or any animal , doesn't have a conscious...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:21 PM

Mr. Wiffle

we all gotta be something...

i think the question might be , what is Kadilac ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:23 PM

Rick: You believe what you want to about having a conscious and soul. Our dogs know what love is because they give and receive it everyday. Yes, you can have a soul absent a conscious. We have indisputable evidence.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:32 PM

That was so sad about your previous pup, Spank. Hard to imagine how you and Mrs. Spank felt. We buried our dachshund out under the trees where she had always enjoyed watching the squirrels ... and yes, she has a headstone ... marble, even! Have a safe trip Wed, enjoy your father's company, and let us know how Dumplin does through her surgery. Will they be keeping her overnight?

About your carpet laying where you two guys were working ... Saw some of that type of thing when I worked in home care ... and even delivering Meals on Wheels.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:03 PM

sorry...i grew up in the back hills of Madison County and learned at a very young age how to put animals down...this also taught me to never get attached to any animal too..

i don't believe animals can think--they can be trained , some are damned smart--but if animals could think , they would be talking and stuff..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:04 PM

Aw, Rick ... I do believe that some animals can think ... and know for certain that they can love ... as well as hate ...

As far as getting attached to an animal ...? Like having children ... or siblings or parents or ... you let them into your lives ... you love them and they return that love tenfold. The heartbreak of losing them is part of the price we pay for their love ... just as it is with the humans we love.

And they DO talk ... we just have to learn how to listen and interpret their language, is all ... just as they learn ours.

I see you as a rather gentle, caring person ... with a clever sense of humor ... You'd be a perfect Dog Father!

-- Posted by gurusmom on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:51 PM

Rick, my dog talks. He can say mama. Isn't that sweet?

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:59 PM

"I must have gotten under Kadilacs skin."

-- Posted by Mr. Wiffle on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:16 PM

I can't imagine why?

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 10:03 PM


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