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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Graduation rate

Congratulations to the Southeast Missourian and Erin Ragan for their outstanding article on the graduation rate at Central High School in Cape Girardeau. It is apparent that we are the last in the pack in Southeast Missouri. I wonder if our principal picked up the phone and talked to the principals at Sikeston, Charleston and Portageville and learned from them so he could put into effect some of the techniques that they used to get such a good graduation rate. It would be interesting to hear his answer to that question.

Deer ordinance

I attended the city council meeting recently because I am very concerned about the proposed ordinance for urban deer hunting in our city. After hearing testimonies from citizens, comments from council members and reading what the ordinance states, I can only say that I am flummoxed that this ordinance passed 4-3. If you didn't read the newspaper article explaining the ordinance, I urge you to do so. It is laughable. One of the rules states that no hunting would be allowed within 150 yards of any church, school or playground. From what I understand, an arrow shot from a compound bow can travel 300 yards. Does this make any sense?

Left turn only

There are signs all up and down Kingshighway and on Independence from Kingshighway to Mount Auburn telling drivers that the center lane is for left turns only. It is not a merge lane. Imagine two vehicles in the center lane front bumper to front bumper and they both intend to enter the same lane. Come on!

Posturing governors

Posturing Republican governors who claim to be opting out of Medicaid expansion paid for by the feds will cost their states millions, if not billions, of dollars. Thus, I predict that their current posturing will soon turn into common-sense acceptance; although with some of these people (Jindal, Scott, Haley), who knows?

Tax increase

The truth is out. Obama has broken yet another promise concerning raising taxes. When you lose your job because of his policies and you can't afford health insurance, you will be taxed. And you still don't have health care insurance.

Oxygen, ozone

Trees make oxygen, not ozone. The two are not the same and are not interchangeable. Oak trees are not causing ozone monitors to go off. And knowing is half the battle!

Health care law

Reality check. Once the health care legislation is in full effect, you can expect higher prices, higher unemployment, fewer doctors and longer delays to see a doctor, higher health care costs, higher insurance premiums, more taxes and penalties imposed by the IRS, and more intrusion into your life by the government. This period will be regarded in history as the beginning of the post-America world just as Obama wanted. The people in office have chosen tyranny over democracy to govern by disregarding the citizens' voice. Those who voted for these people are responsible.

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Posturing Governors? Only an uninformed liberal democrat would say that. It's amazing to me how many people support something that they know absolutely nothing about.

News flash - STATES pay huge amounts of their own budgets to cover medicaid. Medicaid is a STATE run program funded by some federal money and a lot of state money. Obamacare forced states to take some federal money for medicaid and come up with massive amounts of state money to fund the rest - forced.

If I were to force you to take $1,000 from me (free money!) and FORCE you to buy a $20,000 car with that money you would say no. Or would you say "Hey, I can't pass up $1,000 FREE so I'll go get $19,000 that I can't afford so I can get the free money!!!" - maybe a liberal democrat would agree to that.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 8:37 AM

Hey Dug, George Bush and the republicans had a better plan than that to buy a house. You didn't need anything down or a job.

-- Posted by jayrod on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 9:11 AM

hey jayrod - google maxine waters, barney frank or any other liberal democrat and you can get actual videos of these crooks pushing house loans to people who can't afford them.

Do you know Fraknlin Raines? The Freddie/Fannie CEO that got millions in salary and buyouts when Freddie/Fannie was going belly up? He's a democrat and a close friend of Obama who consults with him from time to time. Sorry dude - the "It's Bush's Fault" isn't going to work in 2012.

It's Obama's fault this time - nice spin move though!

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 9:21 AM

Graduation rate: Cape looks bad, is the school board looking into this and like the caller asked....did you call the other schools to find out their secret?

Deer ordinance: Hope the deer didn't read the paper and found out that they could hide near schools, churches, and playgrounds.

Posturing governors: The question is how many on Medicaid is on it by fraud. The savings IMO would be enough to hire extra researchers for fraud patrol.

Tax increase & Health care law: Time will tell if your statements come to past, let's pray that they don't.

Oxygen, ozone: Trees take carbon dioxide from the air and make oxygen from it. Ozone is made by the politicians.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 2:51 PM

My, my, a little late getting up today aren't we?

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 3:21 PM

Wheels: Look whose talking.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 3:28 PM

Ain't a thing wrong with that !!☺☺-- Posted by Rickʘ on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 3:32 PM

Rick: Are you stalking us ;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 3:39 PM

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