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Washed up

St. Joseph is the contradiction city. The City Council is exploring the idea of spending up to $90 million of city and private money to develop the riverfront. Then on newscast after newscast, we hear where people are not going back to their communities, farmers have lost everything due to the flooding and we have Heritage ballpark up there that is not usable. And this is, I believe, at least the second time that major repairs have had been done on it after flooding. Well, if I thought money was going to get washed down the river, personally, I wouldn’t leave any money by the river.

Pondering plates

I am absolutely tired of seeing all these expired temporary license plates. Many of them six months, eight months, some of them even a year old. Do our police not look for these or do they not care?

Black market

I see where the state of Missouri wants to make the price of medical marijuana extremely high. They claim that then people won’t buy it and then try to resell it to make a profit. That way they can stop the black market. What a bunch of dummies. When they raise the price to where people can’t afford to buy it, they will just go to the black market.

Editor’s note: They didn’t say they wanted it extremely high. They said they wanted it roughly in line with the illegal market.

Doing their best

Yeah, I’d like to commend council members Madison Davis and Brian Myers. Those two people, they don’t put up with nothing. They listen to people and try to put forward the best part of our city. I mean, it’s just people doing their best and they are way better than any people that we have.

Reading material

If the city is so proud of having the Chiefs, why don’t they paint the sign so we can read it from the road? It’s almost unreadable.

Lots of heart

Of all the politicians today, I would say President Donald Trump has more heart than any of them. There’s no doubt about that. If you’re watching CNN, you’re not going to get the proof. Trump does more for people than anybody realizes. People need to get a grip on themselves. He’s not politically correct. He’s not a politician. He is a businessman. He’s not going to be saying things you expect the president to say because he’s not going to do that. He is fixing this country, he is doing good for the people.

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Colo

Trump is Brilliant!!! Hahahahaha. He says, Suicide Bombers should get the Death Penalty!!! 🙄😱🤡

popski

(Notice in advance...this is a spoof...but still very accurate!!)
Breaking News: President Donald Trump has personally discovered a method of eliminating cancer...ALL cancers...from the human body, without side effects and with a single vaccination! After the vaccine is administered, the cancer is not only eradicated but it's effects are reversed. In most cases, the patient is completely cancer free within 24 hours! In 100% of cases, the patient is completely cancer fee within a week. The American Journal for Medicine has verified the research and the President has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
At the time of this report, the Democrats have blasted the report and are criticizing the President for single-handedly eliminating over 500,000 jobs in the cancer research industry, as well as crippling many medical facilities who rely on cancer treatment programs. One Democratic Senator was quoted as saying "Doesn't President Trump value our medical and insurance industries? Can he not see how devastating this will be to the economy? It's clear to the Congress and most Americans that this President has no clue!" Another Democratic lawmaker even went as far as to accuse the President of purposely attempting to destroy the American insurance industry and even suggested his motives were racist, since a large number of researchers are of Middle Eastern, Asian and African American ancestry.
A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for a special investigation into the use of this new treatment and have sued to have it's use put on an indefinite hold, pending a lengthy evaluation process by the Food and Drug Administration. One Democratic Senator has even suggested that the President doing such a horrendous thing to the medical community could rise to an impeachable offense.

(again...this is satire...but it accurately speaks to the general attitude by Democrats toward President Trump)

popski

Interesting report on the economy and the employment rates that just came out. Great news for the President...great news for Americans! President Trump's numbers have, by far, surpassed those of his predecessor...

aj0201

Easy when you have a tailwind.

popski

Maybe...but he's doing a good job of managing the sail...

munchman

Wonder what his number would be if the Democrats in typical republican fashion had blown up the economy and he started in a hole like THE LAST REAL PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA had to. Your collective feeble minds are SO forgetful.

JohnQTaxpayer

On YouTube:
New Democrat Campaign "Ad"

Our First Female Democrat President hopeful, Allie Beth Stuckey's new campaign ad for the 2020 Democratic Party Nomination. [huh]

JohnQTaxpayer

She's HILARIOUS!![beam][lol][lol][thumbup]

aj0201

“As described in Volume I,” the report states, “the evidence uncovered in the investigation did not establish that the President or those close to him were involved in the charged Russian computer-hacking or active-measure conspiracies, or that the President otherwise had an unlawful relationship with any Russian official.”

“But the evidence does indicate that a thorough FBI investigation would uncover facts about the campaign and the President personally that the President could have understood to be crimes or that would give rise to personal and political concerns,” the report continues.“

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Forty FBI agents worked day and night for over two years to pin a crime on our President and came up empty. Why should we believe more investigations would be warranted?

aj0201

So are we questioning the veracity of the Mueller Report now?

Marty_Chuzzlewit

It certainly should be questioned and is being challenged by the White House attorney, Emmitt Flood, in a four-page letter soon to be available online if it isn't already.

JohnQTaxpayer

Aj's desperation against patriots is beginning to reek of mental instability... [whistling]

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Here is a link to Flood's five-page letter to Barr regarding Mueller report. If you have any interest at all in this issue of alleged presidential wrongdoing the letter is a must read item to add to your list of FACTS.

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5986068/WHSC-to-AG-4-19-19.pdf

The Flood letter and comments by the President himself make it clear President Trump and his team are ready to go on the offensive against their political enemies.

aj0201

There’s one problem with the Flood letter. The AG has accepted, read, reviewed, commented on, testified about, and openly discussed the report and didn’t make any mention of Flood’s concerns. Furthermore, in his discussions about Mueller’s letter, he says that Mueller didn’t take exception with the content of his summary. Flood is a big gasbag who is trying to shield the President.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Characterize the Flood letter as you will, but it is certainly a harbinger of a change in White House House strategy, that of abandoning a defensive position and instead going on offense. The President has said he will declassify materials which document what Barr termed "spying" in his Senate appearance. "Stuff" is going to hit the fan!!

aj0201

Because they know the report says what I and others see that it says. Collusion happened. Obstruction was endeavored to happen.

munchman

Lets see a letter from one of t rump's many defense attorneys is ammunition for discrediting the charges against t rump. You say t rump is going on the Offense. Ever heard the expression "The best DEFENSE is a strong OFFENSE?" You people are so blinded by your cognitive dissonance that you can't see how you are being played by a desperate man.

munchman

Pleas give some evidence to support your Lie.

popski

And, of course, this would be the same FBI that was vehemently biased against him...so, yes, I wouldn't be surprised that Strozk and Page, and others like them, might've found "evidence" of something...

aj0201

Who are the “others like them...?” Those two were investigated and it was found that their personal bias had no affect on their work. The fact still remains that Trump clearly colluded with Russia and endeavored to influence the investigation.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

".....Trump clearly colluded with Russia...." And "gleefully" (aj's word)accepted (campaign) help from Russian operatives. Really? Why wasn't that in the Mueller report? Here is what really is in the Mueller report concerning Trump's interactions with Russians during the time period covered in the report:

2016....Trump was invited to Moscow to celebrate birthday of Aras Agalarov, a Russian former business associate, and to possibly meet Putin

2016...Signed letter of intent for a Trump Tower in Moscow

2016....Invited by a Russian deputy prime minister to attend a forum in St. Petersburg

2017....Trump had personal assistant send e-mail declining to participate in the forum

2017....Trump received letter from Aras Agalarov expressing his interest in Trump's "bright electoral campaign"

2017....Received another invitation to attend St. Petersburg forum

2017....Trump's personal assistant was contacted by New York banker, on behalf of Russian aide, to see if Trump would speak at St. Petersburg forum

2017....New York banker again twice contacted Trump's assistant about forum

2017....Received birthday gift from Aras Agalarov, former Russian business associate and his son

2017....Trump sent thank you note to the Agalarovs

2017....Trump campaign office received e-mail saying Aras Agalarov wanted to meet members of transition team

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/26/us/politics/trump-contacts-russians-wikileaks.html

popski

Apparently there are others...though we don't have their names. Those two were a little blatant in their disdain for President Trump...but there are rumors there were, and still are, others.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

popski….Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was one of them, he was fired. Peter Strzok described "a meeting with Deputy Director McCabe to discuss an "insurance" policy against President Trump's election."

beelog

AG Barr---another reason the Democrats are attacking Barr is because he is ordering a complete investigation of the entire situation which brought about the Mueller investigation, the false "dossier", the Democrat operative who solicited dirt on Trump from the Ukraine, when certain Democrats were aware of Russian interference, etc. Some BIG names will be exposed and they will be Democrat names. That's why they are attacking Barr---fear. They want Barr's removal in hopes of removing the light from their own wrong-doing.

aj0201

Somebody hasn’t read the report. The dossier doesn’t figure into it at all.

JohnQTaxpayer

I don't believe Aj's claim of his reading the entire report. Congress has access to the entire report if they go into the secret records chamber, & so far only 2 members have done it. Neither of them were Democrats. [huh]

aj0201

I’ve read the entire redacted report. Not hard. Quite interesting. Well written.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

AJ, to the contrary, the Steele document is referenced no less than fourteen times in the Mueller report. It is not identified as a "dossier," but rather as "Steele report," "Steele reporting" and "Steele material."

aj0201

I didn’t say it wasn’t mentioned. It didn’t figure in to the beginning of the investigation. That happened with George Papadopolous.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Wrong, aj, you said the dossier didn't enter into the (Mueller) report at all when it played a major role, especially in Part 2.

aj0201

Don’t assume you know my thoughts. That they found much of it false doesn’t negate the vast amount of other information and evidence. The dossier at this point is a red herring for Trump supporters to throw out.

munchman

What's your point Captain Obvious?

Marty_Chuzzlewit

"The dossier at this point is a red herring".....the dossier is what the FISA warrants were based on, hardly a "red herring" of no or little import

munchman

Are you so stupid to believe that just calling something you have not read or seen "False" really has no place in reality unless your can provide definitive proof of that claim.

beelog

Dear Democratic Party---I once was a member. Then I watched in amazement as you began courting the fringe elements of society just to get more votes. I watched you bow down to all sorts of moral degenerates, to people who lust over killing innocent babies, to people who march in the streets (rather than having a productive job) and destroy property. You support people who spout hatred of a sitting President. You create false stories (the dossier for example) to falsely discredit a sitting President. You investigate, and investigate, and investigate, spending millions of dollars. You interview and interview people who gave repeated interviews to the Mueller Investigation. A Democratic Party which is ignoring needed legislation to investigate and re-investigate a sitting President. Does your hatred know any boundaries? You are obviously willing to ignore pressing legislative needs in order to find something, "anything" against a President who does not share your love affair with the Swamp in D.C. Where is your integrity? Where is your class? Where is your love for your country?

B4

beelog - great comment! [thumbup][thumbup]

JohnQTaxpayer

+1 beelog! [thumbup]

munchman

When you say courting the fringe element are you equating people on the left who seek the American dream for all with the courtship of the right of white supremacist and hate groups (KKK, American N azi party) you know the people at Charlotsville who were chanting "Jews will not replace us!" The same people that t rump was QUOTED as saying that "some of whom" Your hyperbole about killing babies is tedious and trite and not the least to say a LIE. Your comparison of practicing one to the most American traditions, civil disobedience and demonstrations, with some how being anti-capitalism (rather than having productive job) is shallow and empty like the philosophy of conservationism. As for the Steele Dossier being a created falsehood I have to wonder why numerous intelligence communities from our allies warned the FBI and CIA that there was reason to be concerned about whether t rump was a compromised Russian asset. As for investigations look at the record. Clinton investigation for Benghaziiiiiiiiiiii was investigated for 72 months, produced no indictments or convictions and Hillary testified for 11 hours UNDER OATH because her attorneys were not afraid she would go to prison for perjury, T rump investigation 14 months, 25 indictments, 5 convictions with prison sentences and t rump wasn't allowed to testify because his attorney's in preparing him for testimony realized he would go to jail for lying because that is all he does. Can't tell if your are being a CHINO and forgiving his blatant lying or just run of the mill head in the sand cognitive dissonant. You say we interview and interview Mueller testifiers but t rump is obstructing justice again trying to stop them, especially McCann. Only a hater would consider the pursuit of justice hating. As for swamp in D.C. how many of t rumps billionaire cabinet had to resign in disgrace, How is appointing wall-street bankers and K street biologist draining the Swamp? Get back to us when you have something of substance to say and not your typical hyperbole.

beelog

Washed up---"Let's all gather at the River, the beautiful, beautiful river...."

beelog

Attorney General Barr--Funny how the Democrats who are all upset with Barr (for telling the truth) were so silent when Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton stopped air traffic so they could have a little chat--about their grandchildren, of course. Short, short memories.

beelog

pondering plates---temporary tags, expired license plates, 1-month insurance policies, broken headlights, broken taillights---mostly on cars whose owners voted against Trump.

aj0201

Mostly those low information voters who did vote for Trump.

JohnQTaxpayer

The low information voters voted for Democrat candidates.

munchman

I don't know about the information level of t rump voters, but I do know they are delusional and sucked in by hucksterism by t rump

JohnQTaxpayer

Nobody wanted hiLIARy except idiots. DEAL with it. [cool]

beelog

Black market---(marijuana)--I understand there is a movement to paint a giant marijuana leaf on water towers and local billboards promoting the city. St. Joe Proud!

munchman

Shallow attempt at humor.

beelog

Washed up--(riverfront)--it is the contractors who will benefit. They could care less after they have their money and leave.

beelog

Reading material--(Chiefs sign at MoWoe). Obviously in need of a new sign.

beelog

Socialists---Have you been watching how the "model of socialism", Venezuela, is doing lately? It did not take the people long to recognize the problems.

B4

1992: Venezuela became 3rd richest country in Western Hemisphere
1997: Venezuelans became 2nd largest purchaser of F-150
2001: Venezuela voted for a Socialist President to address "income inequality"
2004: Private Healthcare is completely socialized.
2007: All higher education becomes "free"
2009: Socialist banned private ownership of guns
2012: Bernie Sanders said "Venezuelans are living the American Dream better than Americans"
2014: Opposition leaders are imprisoned
2016: Food shortages become widespread
2017: Constitution and elections suspended
2019: Venezuelans massacred by their own government; Civil War begins...

JohnQTaxpayer

2019: Communist Chinese & Russian troops show up to protect their interests in the nation's RESOURCES, not the nation's people...[huh]

Colo

Republicans favor Communism

aj0201

First, who said Venezuela is the “model of socialism?” Second, who is advocating a turn to pure socialism?

JohnQTaxpayer

Socialism RUINED Venezuela. Don' attempt to dilute the issue with your mindless questions, Aj [huh]

munchman

You do know your inability to answer questions shows the collective brain constipation of the right.

aj0201

Third, HOW are they advocating a turn to pure socialism?

JohnQTaxpayer

The failed experiment of Socialism is dying in South America.
I wonder how it's being portrayed to our children & grandchildren in our PUBLIC SCHOOLS..?[whistling][huh]

JohnQTaxpayer

How many 'Bernie' or Hillary stickers do you see in public school parking lots, vs. Trump stickers..?[alien]

JohnQTaxpayer

Socialism RUINED Venezuela. Don' attempt to dilute the issue with your mindless questions, AjLeftist[thumbdown][tongue_smile]

munchman

"There you go again" trying to equate economic socialism, which is favored by tyrants and dictators, with Democratic Socialism which is not an economic system but a political system. That is like comparing the fascism of the t rump's america with the the democracy provided for us by the Constitution and the founding fathers.

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JohnQTaxpayer

hiLIARy lost. DEAL with it. [ninja][beam]

beelog

Lots of heart---(Trump)--African-Americans, Hispanics, and Unions have all benefitted greatly under Trump. Average Americans have benefitted from the tax cuts--My CPA tells me that 98% of his customers have kept more of their money under this tax plan (I'm sure the naysayers on this forum have as well). North Korea is quiet. Iran is quiet. Gross Domestic Product is well above anything produced in the previous 8 years. Consumer confidence is at the highest level in 18 years. People feel confident about the future. Our economy is currently the envy of the world. Funny how conservatives (not blinded by hate) can see the progress, but Democrats (blinded by hate) cannot.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Lots of heart, lots of jobs and bigger paychecks for American workers. April employment up 263,000 jobs, wages up and lowest unemployment rate on record. That is what Making America Great Again looks like to the working middle-class voters who cast their ballots for President Trump in 2016 and will again in 2020. Obama told them their jobs were gone forever and that Trump couldn't bring them back even by waving a "magic wand." President Trump proved Obama wrong, in spades, and doesn't intend to let up generating economic gains that benefit all Americans. He's got "lots of heart," enough for all of us.

Alice Lookingglass

[thumbup][thumbup] #Trump2020!

aj0201

More stuff out of context. Obama never said that there jobs that were lost economically would never come back. That’s not at all what he said. Why do guys relish in misrepresentation and half truths?

Marty_Chuzzlewit

"At a town hall in June 2016, President Obama famously said that some manufacturing jobs “are just not going to come back.” He went on to mock then-candidate Trump by saying he’d need a “magic wand” to make good on this manufacturing job promises."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/10/16/the-trump-manufacturing-jobs-boom-10-times-obamas-over-21-months/#44bc4d255850

Lots more in the article about Obama's poor performance on the economy compared to Trump

aj0201

Here’s the actual quote and he’s right......https://youtu.be/CKpso3vhZtw

B4

Here's the video of Obama regarding jobs and magic wand:
/www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjJ2xmr37Bo

B4

aj0201 - there's no mention by Obama of a magic wand in your video. It's irrevelant to Marty's comment and also to the entire issue. Please stay on topic if you're going to comment on someone else's post.

aj0201

You obviously didn’t watch the video. He says it at 3:20. The point is that most jobs that aren’t coming back are due to technology and automation. Additionally, many jobs that were sent overseas HAVE NOT come back. That’s just truth. Some have, but not all. Watch the whole video slick. You’ll see

popski

Why shouldn't they? The other side does it...

aj0201

Really popski? Have you not figured out yet what I’m about? Conservatives, true conservatives, are supposed to be better than “well he did it!” That’s childish.

popski

I think we know each other pretty well...or at least as well as people can know each other on a message board (LOL!!). I think I've made it clear that I am critical of the behavior of both sides...liberals and conservatives...when it comes to doing the very things they criticize.

popski

Although, aj...you DID just kinda indict the liberals as being childish...

aj0201

Ok.

jdw64485

Don't just stuff out of context. If he never said those things. Then till us just what did he say?

munchman

Because they are practicing the new conservationism which is based on lies since a man who has lied over 10000 is their leader and lies and honesty don't mean a bleeping thing to the any more since they are in denial due to their cognitive dissonance.

popski

Munchman....are you posting about colo??!!

munchman

Patti Davis is the author, most recently, of the novel “The Wrong Side of Night” and the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

Dear Republican Party,

I have never been part of you, but you have been part of my family for decades. I was 10 years old when my father decided to stop being a Democrat and instead become a Republican. From that point on, you were a frequent guest at our dinner table — and an unwelcome one to me. I wanted to talk about my science project on the human heart, or the mean girls at school who teased me for being too tall and for wearing glasses. Instead, much of the conversation was about how the government was taking too much out of people’s paychecks for taxes and how it was up to the Republicans to keep government from getting too big.

You went from an annoying presence at the dinner table to a powerful tornado, lifting up my family and depositing us in the world of politics, which no one ever escapes. I know it’s not completely your fault. My father’s passion for America, his commitment to try to make a difference in the country and the world, and his gentle yet powerful command over crowds that gathered to hear him speak made his ascent to the presidency all but inevitable. He would have gotten there one way or another; it just happened to be as a Republican.

You have claimed his legacy, exalted him as an icon of conservatism and used the quotes of his that serve your purpose at any given moment. Yet at this moment in America’s history when the democracy to which my father pledged himself and the Constitution that he swore to uphold, and did faithfully uphold, are being degraded and chipped away at by a sneering, irreverent man who traffics in bullying and dishonesty, you stay silent.

You stay silent when President Trump speaks of immigrants as if they are trash, rips children from the arms of their parents and puts them in cages. Perhaps you’ve forgotten that my father said America was home “for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness.”

You stayed silent when this president fawned over Kim Jong Un and took Vladimir Putin’s word over America’s security experts. You stood mutely by when one of his spokesmen, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said there is nothing wrong with getting information from Russians. And now you do not act when Trump openly defies legitimate requests from Congress, showing his utter contempt for one of the branches of our government.

Most egregiously, you remained silent when Trump said there were “very fine people” among the neo-N azis who marched through an American city with tiki torches, chanting, “Jews will not replace us.”

Those of us who are not Republicans still have a right to expect you to act in a principled, moral and, yes, even noble way. Our democracy is in trouble, and everyone who has been elected to office has an obligation to save it. Maybe you’re frightened of Trump — that idea has been floated. I don’t quite understand what’s frightening about an overgrown child who resorts to name-calling, but if that is the case, then my response is: You are grown men and women. Get over it.

My father called America “the shining city on a hill.” Trump sees America as another of his possessions that he can slap his name on. A president is not supposed to own America. He or she is supposed to serve the American people.

In their book “How Democracies Die,” Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt warned: “How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often the assault on democracy begins slowly.”


Trump has been wounding our democracy for the past two years. If he is reelected for another term, it’s almost a given that America will not survive — at least not as the country the Founding Fathers envisioned, and not as the idealistic experiment they built using a Constitution designed to protect democracy and withstand tyranny.

My father knew we were fragile. He said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.”

So, to the Republican Party that holds tightly to my father’s legacy — if you are going to stand silent as America is dismantled and dismembered, as democracy is thrown onto the ash heap of yesterday, shame on you. But don’t use my father’s name on the way down.

jdw64485

Same cut and paste from yesterday. So, she never cared for her fathers Party.

beelog

She lacked wisdom.

munchman

Only in your shallowness.

JohnQTaxpayer

Many anti-Conservatives IGNORE the God-given legacy of their father, eh, munch..? [alien][ninja][whistling]

munchman

Just like the rabid Connie's of to day ignore the legacy ad decency of Reagan.

Colo

Hahahaha..... Republican Right Wingnut Alex Jones is BANNED From 2Top Social Media sited in the World!!

munchman

But she loved and respected her parents like I did mine.

JohnQTaxpayer

You've shown nothing but DISRESPECT for the cause you admit he spent his life fighting for. [huh][tongue_smile]

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