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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

King editorial

Your editorial praising local teacher Cynthia King was right on the money. She is the embodiment of the idea that teaching is an art and not a science and that it is far better to foster the creative impulse in students than to try and reduce those in her charge to little more than letters, numbers and other so-called quantifiable data that large segments of the public and thus, the schools, wrongly demand.

Feeding deer

I hope Cape Girardeau does not pass a law against feeding deer. We have too many laws on the books that are outdated and difficult to enforce. We need to focus on real crimes and make Cape Girardeau a great place to live and raise a family. Cape Girardeau used to be a great place to raise a family with a low crime rate. Today the crime rate is higher than the national and the state averages. This is sad. Stupid laws and old laws put a burden on our police force. Let them solve real crimes. City council members need to drive around and take a close look at what's going on.

Barking dogs

It is very sad when you can't sell your home because of your neighbor's barking dogs.

Maddow book

Even though endorsed by none other than Fox News's Roger Ailes, I seriously doubt if David Limbaugh will recommend to his readership "Drift," the New York Times' No. 1 best-seller by the inestimable Rachel Maddow.


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King editorial......"the idea that teaching is an art and not a science and that it is far better to foster the creative impulse in students than to try and reduce those in her charge to little more than letters, numbers and other so-called quantifiable data that large segments of the public and thus, the schools, wrongly demand."

Interesting...but of course we have to measure against the top 20 students from Japan etc.

Feeding Deer...too late

Barking Dogs...I believe there is a law...

Maddow book...haven't read it, but would like to.

-- Posted by Theorist on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 5:56 AM

Speakout: zzzzzzzzzz

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 7:20 AM

I think I would find a book on antique locks used on European castle doors and chastity belts to be vastly more interesting.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 7:47 AM

Wheels: Maybe they need to bring back the chastity belts for both girls and boys.....it would keep the boys pants from hanging to their knees.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 8:22 AM

The CIA has unraveled a terror plot by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using an underwear bomb around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Usama bin Laden.(Fox News) What will this lead to for security checks at the airports?

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 8:38 AM

Wheels: I think the full Moon turned "Rick" into Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 8:50 AM

Rachel Maddow interests me not at all. Why should I read her book?

-- Posted by voyager on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 9:38 AM

Rachel Maddow now that is a piece of work along with Fat Ed of the Ed Show Liberal MSNBC favorites.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 10:48 AM

You can read a book without agreeing with the author. It's called getting a different perspective.

To me a closed book equals a closed mind.

-- Posted by Bickiestew on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 10:59 AM

I heard a Peter bird today ....-- Posted by Rick.... on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 6:03 PM

Rick: Was it a blue one?

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 8:59 PM

Rick...

No one or no book can make you believe anything. That's all up to you...you are in control of yourself and your beliefs.

-- Posted by Bickiestew on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 9:42 AM


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