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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dress code

In fairness, the Cape School District's new dress code should apply only to families having an income of more than $250,000 per year.

Wasted time

Recently when the House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a vote decried by Democrats as a political charade, it marked the 33rd time that Republicans have acted to defund, dismantle or repeal the health care law. They have wasted so much money and could have been doing something to help get jobs back, but not them. They are only going to try to do something to help them, they think. The people should make them pay for their own health insurance, and provide their own pension without the use of the American people's money to give them a free ride.

Penn State

Penn State: Now you can see what money and greedy can lead to. They wouldn't bring him down because they didn't want their apple cart turned over. Just keep reaping the profits and big money.

Health care

It's not free health care. It's is simply forcing you to buy health care. If not, you will be fined, or "taxed" as they say. Those of us who want it repealed want politicians to go after the insurance companies to make it affordable for everyone, like Bush tried to do for eight years while Democrats shot it down. Do your research, people.

Reid's obstruction

Constant criticism comes from the White House accusing the GOP Congress of doing nothing to improve the economy; how is that possible when they send bill after bill to the Senate and Sen. Harry Reid will not put the bill on the floor for a vote? No one man should have absolute power in the Senate. It's his way or the highway.

Public education

In a recent editorial, Mike Jensen wrote that we have lost the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty and the War on Education. I agree that we have lost the War on Drugs. I am not ready to throw in the towel on the War on Poverty, although the Bush recession resulted in a big setback. Finally, I disagree completely with Jensen's view that the War on Education has been lost. Far from it. I think so-called conservatives, charter school advocates and school choice proponents are on the verge of victory in completely destroying public education.

Crowe's cartoon

Taylor Crowe's caustic editorial cartoon takedown of the vacationing-while-the-deer-issue-continued-burning Cape Girardeau City Council member Trent Summers was priceless and worthy of a Pulitzer Prize.

Nixon veto

Kudos to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for vetoing legislation essentially designed to allow for denial of birth control insurance.


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"Dress code -- In fairness, the Cape School District's new dress code should apply only to families having an income of more than $250,000 per year."

CGPS's four-year cohort graduation rate was 67.5 percent in 2011" And that is your contribution?

-- Posted by gone-fishing on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 4:00 AM

Does the Cape City Council have any future plans to allow urban squirrel hunting?

-- Posted by mobushwhacker on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 4:53 AM

-- Posted by Twinkletoes on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 4:00 AM

Do you seriously think what anyone posts on here contributes in any way? What is wrong with someone just making an observation? Your post sure seems familiar.

-- Posted by 356 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 5:23 AM

Why should the dress code only apply to families making over $250,000 per year?

Hopefully, the verge of victory will become victory soon so that we can get back to educating.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 6:41 AM

Dress code: Make sure to double tax the uniforms.

Wasted time: Speaker of the House John Boehner and the majority leader of the Senate Harry Reid are both boneheads who will only do what's good for their parties and not for the good of the American people. A strong President would have jumped on both of them for doing nothing, notice I said strong President.

Penn State: Very true.

Health care: It's not only the insurance companies that need a look at but also the drug makers and hospital supplies and equipment makers. Greed is everywhere.

Public education: We can't win any of the wars if the American public and our leaders don't support the cause.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 6:42 AM

Why does someone who does not have any kids in school care about education?

-- Posted by maelstrom on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 7:52 AM

Why does someone who does not have any kids in school care about education? -- Posted by duska on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 7:52 AM

Because *all* of us pay for public education - kids or no kids. Another theft from my hard work that goes into a money pit that can't get 33% of the kids to even graduate. That's why.

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Public Education - "I think so-called conservatives, charter school advocates and school choice proponents are on the verge of victory in completely destroying public education."

It's failing - and your suggestion is.... more money I would guess? Why do private schools educate MUCH better than public schools for less money per student?

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Wasted time - you sure don't care about "wasted money" or you'd be calling in talking about $30 BILLION in money lost to GM and Chrysler by Obama, or $2 BILLION in taxpayer money lost to Obama's friends to create "green energy" companies that all failed. There's $32 BILLION I pointed out. Now, why are you worried about a few million dollars wasted that will repeal the biggest socialist program in American history?

-- Posted by Dug on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 8:12 AM

I don't understand why every claims that the school dress code will be a financial drain on parents. Those uniforms have got to be cheaper than Ed Hardy jeans, Nike sneakers and FUBU shirts!

-- Posted by Data48 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 8:19 AM

Why does someone who does not have any kids in school care about education?

-- Posted by duska on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 7:52 AM

Because we care about how our tax dollars are spent!

-- Posted by Data48 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 9:06 AM

i wish the democrats would stop blocking all the republican efforts to help this economy..but it is an election year...

-- Posted by peter_grant on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 9:43 AM

Regarding the dress code issue, I don't understand why everyone makes it about the financial strain it is supposedly going to have on everyone? First off, the main concern should be the children and their education. Secondly, if you stop and think about it or do some research, you will find that it is actually a lot cheaper to do the uniforms on parents than it is to send them to school in 'street clothes'. I have a child in a public school that recently went to uniforms. At first, I was with everyone else..didn't understand why they were doing it, thought it was going to be expensive, taking away their individuality, etc; but after I have seen this first hand, I have realized that this is a positive move! My child doesn't come home once a week saying they want this shirt because so and so had it on and so on, but instead comes home talking about things that happened. My child has more confidence and doesn't argue with me everyone morning on what to wear, its just a matter of what colors. Yes, it's a little boring and routine, but later in life what isn't? This allows your child to get used to the 'real' life after school and having to obey dress codes in work. Not to mention, this has cut our clothing budget by over half!! You can buy uniform clothes extremely cheap. The issue with this is, people are still 'above' wearing clothes from places like Wal-Mart and such. You can get polos there for %5 and under, pants $8 and under and so on. Think about it, if you buy 8 shirts and 6 pants thats less than $100 for a school wardrobe and it can last most if not all the school year. I spent $70 last yr and it lasted all yr. That was outstanding compared to what I used to spend on school clothes. People need to get off their high horses and give things a chance. Stop being scared of change and at least try something out before you knock it down.

-- Posted by houseape82 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 10:10 AM

We kept our kids clothing budget down without relying on school uniforms; try saying this, "No", try it again with feeling, "No"; again...

Another alternative worked fairly well, "If you want it, you work, earn the money and get back with me."

-- Posted by 356 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 11:18 AM

Or maybe they commit suicide because after they retire, they can't handle not being given everything,no longer being in the spotlight, and no longer being treated like royalty.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 2:29 PM

Many years ago the city could hear the beautiful chimes from the carillion bells from SEMO's Academic Hall. They played the hours and then a song at 4pm. I wonder if they will be restored when the Academic Hall changes are made.

-- Posted by glandre41 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 3:17 PM

http://www.sportsmd.com/Articles/id/44/c...

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/1...

-- Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 2:39 PM

Stop with the internet garbage and start thinking for yourself.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 3:22 PM

i.e. Any internet site you don't agree with is garbage.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 3:36 PM

Why does someone who does not have any kids in school care about education?

-- Posted by duska on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 7:52 AM

YOU SHOULD CARE, have you ever pulled up to a drive thru and the cashier can't count money back, or gone to a wal-mart and you try to get back bills and give the person coins and she can't count back how much to give you with out keying it in a computer- really look at banks lately who they hire, people for minimum wage and that can't count, they think running money through a machine is correct and then a five gets in the 20's stack and they think they don't owe you 15 more dollars, please, dont care if you don't have kids, EDUCATION is important to all.

-- Posted by sandyscharming on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 5:08 PM

Why can't the parent teach their children how to count ? What's the problem ??-- Posted by Rickʘ on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 6:04 PM

Rick: Our granddaughter could count to 20, knew her ABCs and the colors before she entered preschool....her parents cared about her education. Some parents can't help their children because they don't know the basics of the three "R"s.

EDUCATION is important to all.-- Posted by sandyscharming on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 5:08 PM

sandyscharming: Bet those same people who have a problem counting can tell you all words in the latest songs, what level they have reached in the latest game, and how to text and talk on the phone at the same time.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 7:20 PM

sandyscharming: Bet those same people who have a problem counting can tell you all words in the latest songs, what level they have reached in the latest game, and how to text and talk on the phone at the same time.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 7:20 PM

It's all the teacher's fault. Their child's education is none of a parents concern or responsibility. Don't believe me? There's some posters here that will set you straight.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 8:22 PM

356....

Believe me, everyone in our household knows the word NO...meaning and all....very well! You obviously missed the point of the post! I didn't say that my child came home saying they wanted a shirt someone else had and I went and got, I just said my child asked, that's all. This isn't an issue anymore. And as far as you saying "If you want it, you work, earn the money and get back with me." You once again don't have the problems because they are limited on the choices. Not to mention, not every kid can 'work' for the money and things they want. If you don't have the money to pay them or buy the clothes, it kinda defeats the purpose right!? And before you say, they can work for others, not when they are in elementary.

-- Posted by houseape82 on Thu, Jul 19, 2012, at 12:00 PM


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