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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What we deserve

I want to thank Gary Rust for his article about all the taxes we're going to face come Jan. 1. This is something many people expected and something that was tied up mainly in the 3,000-plus pages of the Obamacare bill. It's something we deserve, although it isn't good for us because we acted so selfishly in electing President Obama. He hadn't been in Congress long enough to have any experience. But people got gaga over him and elected him. So we deserve it, good or bad.

Pay off debts

OUR federal government keeps spending money that it does not have. Now we're reading about new stimulus packages for schools throughout all 50 states. That's a nice thing to do, but the government doesn't have the money. It's going to print more and inflate the economy in order to pay for it. When you're overdrawn on your credit card, you quit charging money and try to work the balance down. That's what our federal government needs to do. It needs to quit spending money that it doesn't have and try to slowly pay off the debt.

Students' flowers

WANT to see something pretty? Drive down Caruthers Avenue in front of the junior high school and you certainly will. In spite of the hot, dry weather the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks to the students in the Beta Club at the junior high who sold beads last year and raised $141, some of which went toward flowers and a tree. It greatly improves the school's look. Before you put down today's youngsters, remember these students. They are super.

Must read

GARY Rust's column titled "Big tax changes in the works" should be read by every American. We are in for a rude awakening next year. Also, the other part of the article titled "What has America become?" makes you wonder how this all happened in America. God help America.

Splash blast

THANK you, Cape Splash, for senior day. It was a blast. Everyone I talked to had a great time. The water park is certainly an asset.

Dog attack

MY heart goes out to the 5-year-old boy who was attacked by two pit bulls. When are people going to open their eyes? We need to get tough with the owners of these dogs. But money won't heal what this little boy has suffered.


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Dog attack --- i've been sayin' this for a long time and get yelled at when i do .

What we deserve --- that's just it , nobody knows what's in that "3,000-plus pages of the Obamacare" hunk-a-junk bill ...we don't find out what's in it until the time comes either . the sad part is , there are people who worship this man , it just doesn't make sense...

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 8:58 AM

Rick, you've been sayin' what? Ban pit bulls? Hold irresponsible owners' accountable? ...what exactly have you been sayin'?

Student flowers'...I will certainly check them out, headin' that way as a matter of fact.

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 9:33 AM

Turnip , i've been sayin' that pitt bulls are dangerous and i get yelled at for sayin' it...

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 9:45 AM

The school situation is such an emergency that many districts are banking the money away for next year. There's another few billion for my son and his generation to pay off in 20 years.

Anybody remember when Obama said in a debate that he wanted a net spending cut? And people actually believed that and voted for him.

Oh yeah, I forgot to add, it's Bush's fault.

-- Posted by rh3a on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 11:45 AM

Pit bulls aren't dangerous, their owners are or people who try to pick a fight with them. I could say that bouncers at clubs are dangerous because I bet if I go up to them and push them they'll fight back, maybe we should ban bouncers!

But seriously, I had a roommate for a few years with a pitbull and she was the sweetest dog you'd ever meet. My parents brought our Bichon Frise up and the pitbull was afriad of him! It's all in how they're raised, we've heard that for years.

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 1:32 PM

Rick, so your solution is to ban all pit bulls/mixes?

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 3:37 PM

Oh, the flowers were beautiful! btw, I could not find any swamps on Sprigg. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 3:39 PM

Turnip , please show me where i said anything about banning pitbulls....

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 5:49 PM

http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1452/e...

yes , ban pit bulls!

-- Posted by Rick... on Sun, Jun 6, 2010, at 9:12 AM

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 7:15 PM

Turnip , he..he.. you would find one where i was being a smart a*s !

i ain't gonna argue with ya about some dumb dog...it ain't worth gettin' yelled at...☺

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 8:02 PM

OK, I accept your concession....my dog is dumb. I adore him but he's flippin' dumb and clumsy. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 9:07 PM

Pit bulls need to be eradicated just like polio...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 9:52 PM

I've had a German shepherd, a Doberman pinscher, a miniature pinscher, and now an Italian grehound. Each different with their individual endearing qualities. Never did any of them ever exhibit any undesireable aggressive tendencies. Suppose because they were socialized early.

Any dog can be made mean and viscious. A dog's nature is to want to please man.

-- Posted by voyager on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 11:00 PM

It's a pit bull's nature to want to kill man...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 1:11 AM

I would prefer to ban irresponsible pet owners!

They are FAR more dangerous than pit bulls, chows, rottwelers or shepherds!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 5:37 AM

bobby, your last post was absurd. As much as I would like to ban ignorance, it is your right. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 10:14 AM


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