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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Other rich people

Why is it that only business owners and CEOs are considered among the "filthy rich?" What about Oprah? Isn't she one of the richest women in the world? What about all the sports stars, Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, movie stars and even the politicians themselves? They are all "filthy rich", too. Are they to be allowed to keep their money?

No compromising

Does everyone like me think that this president is trying to make our country fail? He does not want to work with anybody. It's either his way or the highway, and I think he is not trying to make our country what it should be. I think that is one big shame.

Jobs, food stamps

I noticed Obama keeps talking about how he needs more money to create jobs. Do you know that for every government job Obama creates there's another 75 people going on food stamps?

Computers, QR codes

Why do most business assume everyone has a computer or a phone to scan codes. Even the paper assumes everyone has a computer or something to read these things. I don't understand it. I wish they'd consider people who can't afford one.

Broadway lighting

I'm calling about the new lighting on the new Broadway, the $4.3 million improvement. Whoever designed the lighting should go back to school. It's so dark on the new promenade I wouldn't want to walk by at night. It needs different lighting. If it had the same kind of lighting on Main Street, that would have been better.

Who's rich?

I think President Obama needs to redefine what rich is. I would say $350,000 and over. I would encourage anyone to call the president to tell him this. Our family makes around $250,000 and the thing is, we don't consider ourselves rich either. I don't think Obama takes college and handicapped children into account.

2011 tax bills

As a taxpayer in Alexander County, Ill., I am furious we have not received our tax bills for the 2011 year. I don't know how that is possible, especially because the assessor has extra help. What a Christmas when we finally receive our bills.

Public defenders

I'd like to ask some questions about the public defenders. Do they have to take a case whether the guy is guilty or not? Do they have to defend the person? How do they defend a person when they know he is guilty?

Leaving office

I just read about Emerson leaving her office. She was elected by the people to serve for two years. She should be obligated to hold that office instead of taking another job. Has she given back her campaign funds yet? I think something needs to be done.


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I agree Broadway is too Dark , Come on Cape you spent the money!! Would you let someone alone walk on Broadway at night i don't think so Brighten it up !! Hey Mayor Get Rid of the Lights and Put New ones in People Won't come

-- Posted by sunnworshiper03 on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 8:30 AM

No compromising: Both parties are guilty of this. That is why nothing is ever done in Washington.

Computers, QR codes: The businesses are advertising to the ones they think have the money to buy their products.

Broadway lighting: Agree with you and sunnworshiper03, the street is dark and uninviting to not only the citizens of Cape but also all the visitors. Instead of the lights in the middle of the street put them on both sides of the street. If money was the reason of less lighting, why put the paving bricks at the intersections which cause a bumpy ride and are quite expensive.

Leaving office: Why not use Congresswoman Emerson's left over campaign funds to finance the specail election.....she caused it.

I did get my ride on a UFO last night but they returned me because they didn't like the cuntry music cds that I bought along and also my jokes such as "My, what big eyes you have".

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 9:29 AM

Wait until the snow plows go down Broadway. I don't see how they can avoid tearing up those little peninsulas and the red coloring blocks.

-- Posted by left turn on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 10:05 AM

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 11:47 AM

Kiss my big ole but. Just kidding. Have fun! T- 375 or so and counting.

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Other rich people

Those are Hollywood folks. They are above us earthlings.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 12:28 PM

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 2:37 PM

Wheels: They were audio CDs, the Greys don't like country music they are into that intergalactic music. Just put some skis under your RV. The girlfriend and I are coming up to St. Louis on Christmas day to pickup #2 daughter who is flying in from Denver. I to have been keeping an eye on the weather. Only thing bad about winter is the cold, snow, cloudy days, and short daylight hours. Other than that winter is OK.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 6:51 PM

Count away, Rick....I am ready! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 7:20 PM

Public defenders

I'd like to ask some questions about the public defenders.

Do they have to take a case whether the guy is guilty or not? Yes

Do they have to defend the person? Yes

How do they defend a person when they know he is guilty? Read this:http://www.ethicsscoreboard.com/list/defense.html

-- Posted by 356 on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 7:59 AM

Merry Christmas to All.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 8:23 AM

Wheels: Where did my good friend Howdy go I see where he has not been on here for some time?

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 8:23 AM

Same to you Wheels and your family. Merry Christmas

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 9:45 AM

Wheels: Have a safe trip, we should be able to go South for the winter next year....til then it's just the little mini-trips.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 10:52 AM

Rick: Just curious, what days/things do the Native Americans celebrate during the year.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 10:55 AM

Rick: Nothing so far....waiting to be enlightened.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 11:20 AM

I think Howdy was used when they needed more liberals to comment.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Mon, Dec 24, 2012, at 10:30 PM

Howdy is still around. I read the posts on ocassion. I don't actually see any point to continuously comment on all the right wing nut jobs' comments.

I don't think anyone's mind has ever been changed one iota on these threads. People know where I stand. What's the use in making the same responses to the insane comments you nuts make?

Mission accomplished:

Obama re-elected, enough said.

PS: Wheels, if my math is correct you will be 87 years old by the time Hillary gets through her second term. By then there will not be a republican party.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Tue, Dec 25, 2012, at 10:50 AM


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