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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Economic laws

IF you don't think there are economic laws, look at science. Are there things we don't understand? Yes. Does that mean there aren't laws that govern those things? Absolutely not. If you think supply-and-demand laws don't exist, look at the natural world. If there are high food concentrations in an area, another species will move in and take advantage of it until the supply is too low to support a huge population of that species. Inject competition into this scenario. Is this pure chaos, or are there basic laws that help find a balance in that system of supply and demand? There are natural laws in that system that we can discover and apply in our own systems. No government can change that natural law.

District moves

CAPE Girardeau school officials should not get down in the dumps because someone said he was going to move out of the district and place his children in a private school. Based on the election returns, for every two families that move out in protest, three will move in.

Democrats' history

PEOPLE keep saying that President Bush did nothing about our health care. Did we forget his eight-year battle with stubborn Democrats to reform health care insurance providers? Did we forget the Democrats stomping their feet and sabotaging his every move? Why is it, now that there is a Democrat in the White House, everyone comes out of the woodwork to say how important it is to support the president? After their long history of quitting when things don't go their way, or running across state borders so they can stop a vote, I think Democrats deserve what they get.


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Democrat's history;

I'm glad there's at least one other person that doesn't have a selective memory. I also remember President Bush warning of the dire consequences to come if something wasn't done about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. All he got for it was grief and name calling. Turns out that he wasn't so stupid after all!

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 5:47 AM

Peter Proud: "Envy shoots at others and wounds itself."

You and Hawker must be related.

-- Posted by slim_pickens on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 6:06 AM

good morning ☺

Economic laws ---- gimme some of that good stuff you're smoking ...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 7:44 AM

oops , i forgot ...

Happy Tax Day ! ☻

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 7:55 AM

Why do I have to read the Post-Dispatch to find out Cape news.

http://interact.stltoday.com/blogzone/bu...

or KFVS web page

http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S...

-- Posted by shortwhitebaldguy on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 8:11 AM

Peter Proud,

You are so quick to call Bush a liar on Iraq. I hope you will be honest with yourself and others and call the Dems that are listed below liars as other world leaders that had the same information.

Please explain your false bias here.

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."

--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."

--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."

--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."

--Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."

Letter to President Clinton, signed by:

-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

-Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."

-- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."

Letter to President Bush, Signed by:

-- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them."

-- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."

-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."

-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."

-- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."

-- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."

-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."

-- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"

-- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

-- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."

-- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."

-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

-- Posted by Balmy on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 8:43 AM

President Bush certainly did not lie about WMD; he might have been mistaken - which I don't think is totally true either. The only people who believe he lied are moonbats.

Now, some people who know better will make the claim for partisan advantage. I think less of those people than the moonbats. Remember, there are still people who think President Bush was behind the 9-11 attacks; they are moonbats, too...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 11:36 AM

bobby: Tell me what a moonbat is. I might be a moonbat.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 12:14 PM

So HellandDamnation is back as Peter Proud now? Interesting name change. ;-)

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 12:15 PM

And I would also be interested in knowing what a moonbat is...

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 12:19 PM

Moonbat-An unthinking or insane leftist -- in other words, most modern leftists

-- Posted by all_i_hear_is_blah_blah on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 12:25 PM

Moonbat:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.ph...

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 12:39 PM

Symptoms of a moonbat:

Thinks President Bush stole the 2000 election.

Thinks that President Bush stole the 2004 election.

Thinks that George H.W. Bush flew an SR-17 to Iran to have them hold the hostages longer (see Gary Sick).

Thinks that innocent Americans were routinely monitored for political reasons under the guise of the Patriot Act.

Thinks that anyone who has a different opinion must be racist, sexist or homophobic, otherwise they wouldn't have a different opinion.

Thinks that President Obama is a centrist.

Thinks that you can give an income tax cut to people who don't pay income taxes.

Thinks that John McCain is a conservative.

Uses the word "neo-con."

Thinks that Sarah Palin is stupid but Al Gore is smart (Both are required).

Thinks that the US government had anything to do with 9/11.

Thinks that Jewish people were warned in advance of 9/11.

Just a few examples...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 1:02 PM

I now declare under the authority vested in me to call the counter part of the moonbat to be a republican from this day forward and forever and ever to be a 'DINGBAT' What they believe in is too long of a list to publish. They never tell you what they are far, only what they are against. They have no solutions, only criticisms and talking points that they soon believe themselves.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 5:01 PM

Howdy Doody.

I guess I qualify as a DINGBAT!!! I am against a socialist government out of control. I am against a pathological liar that can not even be honest about his own ethnicity. I am against healthcare, education, and housing being a constitutional right as it was under the constitution of the Soviet Union. I am against the President that says "unfortunately we are the major world power".

I am for is a government bound under the U.S. Constitution. I am for individuals taking responsibility for their own welfare. I am for health care selectively to legitimate American citizens that are capable of caring for themselves. I am for a strong defense and when we have to go to war, we go to win.

This is just a few of the things that I and millions like me are for.

Howdy, please pass this on to the puppeteer that is pulling your strings and hopefully that person will get off of whatever he/she is on long enough to gain some sense of sanity.

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-- Posted by Balmy on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 8:05 PM

Well now, Balmy, aren't you just the model citizen. If you are refering to Obama in your post, let me remind you and all other DINGBATS out there, that Obama is doing what he campaigned on. You DINGBATS might have control of the White House if that DINGBAT McCain had not chosen Falin Palin as a running mate. Let's see they were two mavericks weren't they? No, wait, McCain says he was never a maverick. That is a lie. You know it, and I know it. I just had new strings installed, thank you very much.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 8:26 PM

New Strings.

I do agree with you that BHO is doing exactly what he campaigned on. Redistribution of wealth. Just because ignorance and media running cover for him, he got elected. FYI, I am not a big McCain fan. I also do not believe Palin was ready for Vice-president. However, with that said, she is many times more qualified than tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum that are now in the White House. BHO is embarrassed that he now has to act presidential. He is a deer in the headlights president. He gives speeches and is on television daily. He has no clue on how to govern a Republic. All he knows is Socialism.....

I think you may want to return your strings for a refund as they seem to be defective. LOL.

As for as my citizenship, I was born and raised in the U.S.(The last time I checked, Cape Girardeau is still in the U.S). I have a birth certificate that I am proud to show anyone. I have served my country. I have served in law enforcement. I have worked and paid my taxes for 50 years. My bride of 48 years and I have raised and educated two children. You may call me a "model citizen" in jest but I am proud to be a citizen. I do try to think for myself and no one Democrat, Republican, Independent, or Socialist pulls my strings.

Have a nice day and give my regards to your puppeteer.

-- Posted by Balmy on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 10:00 PM


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