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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Leaving the show

I attended the air festival Saturday with my family. I greatly enjoyed the entire festival: planes, food, atmosphere, friendly volunteers and especially the Blue Angels. I would, however, suggest drastic changes for the shuttle departures following the event. There was no direction until a Cape Girardeau police officer started giving much needed instructions. Thank you to this officer for trying to help us. Moments later another police officer began giving opposite instructions. As the crowd grew, everyone, including my family, grew impatient. The air festival staff needs dramatic changes, including people to answer questions instead of forcing the job on the unprepared police.

Bank money

I see that some counterfeit money is going around. All the money I spend I receive from my bank. Is all the money doled out at banks guaranteed to not be counterfeit?

Protect and defend

THE most important job of our federal government is to protect and defend. The BP oil spill was the fault of BP, and it has the responsibility to contain the spill. When it failed, it became the responsibility of the federal government. The government was slow to respond. Other countries offered to help but were turned away. Our government failed us miserably.

No water

I cannot believe that the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory, but the air show didn't allow people to bring in water. Way to go, Cape Girardeau.

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Some time back, the company I work for received a counterfeit bill. The bank is one that found it. Once our people were shown, it was clear it was a fake. If you get a counterfeit bill from your bank, I'd switch banks fast.

As for the above comment, I'd take that with a grain of salt.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 7:21 AM

Lemmie Adam; Please let us know what nut farm you escaped from so we can send you back!

-- Posted by newman90 on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 8:46 AM

Leaving the show...Gimme a break - you can't figure out what shuttle to use? You have to rely on the authorities to do it for you? Does your Mama still help you in the bathroom?


-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 9:13 AM

good morning ...☺

Protect and defend --- ..hmmm , you sound surprised...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 9:14 AM

Even the nut produces a kernel of truth from time to time. So it is with Lemmi/ Leo/ Duncan/Hell and Damnation. He just has two problems: he doesn't know when or where to stop and he is overly fond of wordiness.

We need our "nut jobs" because otherwise this would be a very boring world.

-- Posted by voyager on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 10:04 AM


Agreed. All fiat currency is counterfeit. Leave it to the central bank to turn something as valuable as paper and ink into something worthless.

RE: Protect and defend - both affected parties are acting in accordinance in regards to what they consider their property boundaries. BP is protecting and defending their oil. The federal government is protecting and defending their regulations.

The Gulf Shore oil spill is a classic case of Tragedy of the Commons.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 12:45 PM

I think President Obama was left with little choice of what to do and the General knows that.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 3:17 PM

"Actually, all of the money that you get from the bank is counterfiet because it is fiat money, paper money, backed by thin air." Wow, Lemmie ... Thought I was the only person in the country who ever thought about that! Recalling the time when I wondered why our government decided that our paper money was no longer going to be 'backed by silver.' I recall at some time afterward hearing people saying that our dollars 'aren't worth the paper they're printed on.'

Was pretty dumb about most everything but 'wife and mother' knowledge back then. ~blushing~

You guys! I'm not 'defending' Lemmie ... but if you can read past some of the wordiness (and everyone knows I'm guilty of that quite often myself) ... there is a lot of intelligent thinking in some (much) of what he writes.

"Courts could make restitution for actual damage instead of it being a political charade."

What a novel idea, James! A lot of 'damage-suit' attorneys surely must hate people like you! ~grinning~

-- Posted by gurusmom on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 3:21 PM

Leo, it gets read when you are brief and judicious in choice of words. Long diatribes don't get read. Verstehen Sie?

-- Posted by voyager on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 9:07 PM

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