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Above the law

In response to “Read the signs”: You just have to realize that there are people in St. Joe who can’t read that must be handicapped. I frequent a fast food restaurant on the Belt Highway across from the old miniature golf place and there are people who park in the handicapped spots who are 17, 18, or 23, 25 years old, who can run to the door and yet take up a handicapped spot without a handicapped tag. These people don’t care. They think they’re above the law; the law is for everyone else.

So long

I don’t exactly understand why people are so upset that Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. I would think they’d think, “good riddance.” But I do remember back when Prince Andrew was called “Randy Andy,” so I’m not surprised that the two of them were friends.

Much worse

To the “Point of disagreement” caller, I would say Trump is doing far worse to living, breathing people of American than abortion.

So ashamed

The truck that overturned on southbound Interstate 29 was not a tractor-trailer. It was a one-piece unit referred to as a “straight truck.” How in the world can somebody who works at the paper — had to live at least 20 years to be old enough to be employed there — how can you remain that appallingly ignorant?

Keep them

With every new generation that comes along, the youngest always believes they are smarter than their parents. Being smart, for example, may include keeping up with the latest technology and that sort of thing. Being wise is where the parents win out. Your parents are there to save the day when the know-it-all younger generations get stumped on matters that should be common sense. So before you young’uns decide to kill us old folks off, you are finding out the hard way that we old geezers may be worth hanging on to.

Bad every day

Apparently, the Royals are so bad, the News-Press writers don’t even know what day they’re playing. This has been ongoing. It’s pretty bad when they don’t care what day it is, whether they’re playing or not. But it isn’t worth watching anyway, the way they’re playing.

Just like us

I’m calling in about the “Island of woe” caller. I don’t understand, “you’d better be careful what you wish for, we could end up living like those people.” Those people are Americans.

Expiration date

What’s the big deal about sunset clauses? We all come with our own sunset clause — we’re all going to die. The only issue is whether we want to provide an adequate education for the future generations like that which was provided for us. If not, vote no; if so, vote yes. It’s very simple.

Enjoying seconds

Last Sunday, I attended a church where the pastor stated that our society should be more concerned about upholding the Second Commandment as stated by Jesus in the 20th chapter of Matthew — “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” — and then there would be much less concern about the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to bear arms. I think that is a very good point.

(112) comments

munchman

The babe was born 71 years ago today. The babe died 71 years ago today.

Sociallyunacceptable

I've never been the religious sort but I do know that there's no greater hypocrite than an atheist that quotes scripture or tries to tell a believer what a believer is supposed to do.

aj0201

Disagree. The greater hypocrite is the Christian who sets aside their morality in favor of results.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

What was the "moral result" you expected from Hillary that caused you to vote for her?

aj0201

At the time, my vote was on my perception of the lesser of two evils. A stance I still believe to be true but not a valid voting platform and one I won’t repeat.

popski

So, aj...are you suggesting if candidates aren't up to the moral, honorable and upstanding standard, you won't vote?

aj0201

Pretty much. We all have levels of immorality we’re willing to overlook as we’re all human and inherently immoral. But I won’t iverlook Trump. Thrice divorced. Pays off p orn stars. Lies continuously. What is the moral reason for voting Trump?

B4

Voting for ANY Democrat candidate because you don't want Trump to be president is like eating a dogturd because you hate broccoli.

aj0201

Voting the dogturd would be a step up from Trump.

B4

LOL - eat it up...be careful you don't poop your panties. [whistling][lol]

popski

Well...for me, I am open to anyone saying something to me if I'm seen doing something I shouldn't...atheist or not.

jdw64485

I look at the platform of each party. The platform leaning towards my believes is the one i vote for. At this time it's the Republican platform that is doing that. The abortion issue is a big factor. That keeps me from voting democratic. Is Trump a moral man maybe not. But Hillary wasn't either. So. I voted whom I believed to be the best for the County.

munchman

Thanks for that equivocation in defense of your hypocrisy CHINO.

aj0201

Thanks for confirming you set aside morals for your agenda jdw.

B4

Several weeks ago in a self pontificating comment, aj0201 professed to be a "Christ follower". His ensuing diatribe was to diminish a Christian. Today he is talking out of the other side of his mouth about doing the "Christian thing". Unbelievable - perhaps a bit of his reprobate nature is shining through?

JohnQTaxpayer

Vaj is what is commonly known in Bible language as a 'Pharisse'. He LOVES to argue doctrine, but his testimony betrays his phony 'profession' of faith... [whistling][huh]

munchman

I will.

munchman

Yes there is! It's the CHINOS who quote scripture and preach it but don't live it

jdw64485

If your talking about me ok. But you don't have a clue as to how i live. But your entitled to your opinion

munchman

Just your words Chino!

Citizen Krane

"Congress starts its day off with a prayer, conducted by a chaplain, I think our schools deserve no less." Actually, I think they deserve far better! If this person is using Congress as illustrative of the power of prayer, then I think education and critical thinking is getting very bad indeed.

munchman

Schools can't afford a prayer rug for every student without another school bond vote. Or should we forget about freedom of religion like Connie's who have BLIND, BLIND, BLIND, faith?

zzsnot303

personally i like sex better than politics or elections...

jdw64485

Much worst, I've never said someone's comment was stupid. But your comment is stupid. Nothing President Trump has done can be worst than getting murdered before you get a chance to live. Just what has President Trump did that was worst?

Art Vandelay

You have certainly posted your share of self-righteous insults. Calling someone "stupid" is tame compared to some of your unpleasant comments.

jdw64485

Like what? What self-righteous insults have i posted. I'll be waiting for your reply.

munchman

Calling a physician who performs a legal medical procedure a murder seem motivated by your self-righteousness, CHINO.

jdw64485

,munchman when you kill a unborn child by abortion then yes you are a murderer. Abortion is murder

munchman

If it was murder then why is it leal CHINO

survivor

jdw didn't call someone "stupid" as you state. he called the comment stupid. does that make you a liar?

aj0201

Hey survivor, read that comment again. I think you got it wrong.

B4

aj - let's see how you twist that one around...jdw specifically called the comment stupid, not the person who made the comment. This should be good...as always...

munchman

Lying and saying abortion is murder, which legally and scientifically is not, is much worse CHINO

jdw64485

I don't care how legal or scientifically it is.Abortion still kill unborn babies.


B4

Hang in there jdw64485...morals weren't popular in Jesus' time either when He spoke the Truth. Deep within each person's heart is the Creator - the Truth makes them uncomfortable and they lash out to compensate for that guilty feeling.

munchman

Expiration date I find it humorous that the Connie's who always p and moan about no sunset clauses on bond issues don't make a peep about the fact that t rump put a sunset clause of two years on middle class tax cuts in his trillion dollar tax giveaway for the billionaires but left upper end taxcut open ended indefinitely. Kind of shows who he truly cares about. And after the sugar high for the stock market ended quickly the billion dollar hole it blew in the deficit created vast problems. Funny how debt and deficits don't matter to connie's when republicans are in power.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

None of the provisions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act directly relating to individual income taxes will expire prior to Dec. 31, 2025.

munchman

Sounds like a sunset clause on middle class tax cut to me. By 2027 those making more than $200,000 will see little change to their taxes while those making less will see their taxes rise higher than they are by today's standards.

beelog

Munch--the day after the drop the Feds announced a huge surge in retail spending, beating expectations. The Middle Class (suffering according to Democrats) is spending money at very high levels. That is called "confidence", and belies the hopes of Democrats preaching doom and gloom in hopes of destroying the economy (and personal lives) due to their fanatical drive to remove Trump. Putting a political agenda over the welfare of citizens in about as unpatriotic it can get.

aj0201

Referring to the “Letters”!section today, an Ed Coles calls for prayer to be put back in school. Kids and teachers may pray anytime they want. The school can’t LEAD a prayer, but prayer was never taken out of school. Who would lead the prayer? A teacher? A principal? Why would I want those people to be religious leaders for my children? I know of one administer in the area who is atheist. Should that person lead a school in prayer?

munchman

Most atheist usually have a higher moral foundation the CHINOS.

Sociallyunacceptable

I would really hope you're not saying that you're a pillar of morality.

beelog

munch---I think you are sadly mistaken.

aj0201

I think he can actually make a good case for his stance.

popski

I agree there are good, moral people who are not Christian...but munchman's assessment is not supported by the truth. MAYBE both you and he know some who profess to be Christians who don't demonstrate a good testimony, but that's no reason to castigate the entire Christian community.

Art Vandelay

That's true. There are a few good, moral people who are Christians.

popski

True, Art....QUITE a few...

beelog

AJ---is it your point that prayer should not be allowed in school? Why must the burden always be placed on the majority rather than the minority who disapprove of prayer? Those who disagree could simply refuse to participate, as is their right. Instead, the Left wants prayer banned because a non-Christian might be offended, never mind the majority who will not be offended. The Left apparently believes in letting the tail wag the dog.

popski

I kinda agree with aj. I don't want staff or teacher-led prayer in school...and I don't think prayer should be allowed to disrupt the learning process. That said...I can't find one single shred of evidence that anyone was prevented from praying at school. In fact, in Kansas City, I know of a good number of schools that have Bible clubs, Meet Me At The Pole events, etc. I don't see any evidence of prayer, or Bibles, being banned from schools.

aj0201

That’s because they’re not. And, it goes to my thoughts on how Christians have misunderstood the first of Christ’s commandments.

popski

I disagree...I think most Christians fully understand Christ's commandments. Has nothing to do with prayer in schools, etc.

James Bond1

Wonder if they Pledge Alleigence…………..? And, they could slip in God Bless America (like they used to) Obumer was big on shutting out anything Christian...…..!

aj0201

No. That’s not my point at all. Prayer is and has always been allowed in school. Both by kids and teachers. A school led, corporate prayer isn’t allowed and rightfully so. I don’t want my kids or grandkids led in prayer by someone of a different faith background, do you?



And if the majority always got its way, Hillary Clinton would be President right now.

popski

Thankfully, we had incredibly insightful Founding Fathers who foresaw the need for an Electoral College.

aj0201

They saw a need for a lot more than that.

popski

Yes, they certainly did, but you only brought up the idea of Hillary getting the popular vote and I merely made the point that the popular vote was deemed irrelevant by our fabulous Founding Fathers.

James Bond1

Well, St Joseph saw a lot of Rabbi Meyer for quite a few years and I thought that was well received...…………..! I don't recall anyone expressing any thing they didn't like.

aj0201

Rabbi Meyer isn’t Christian. Why would I want him to pray for me?

munchman

Because Constitutionally the minority are in the right. DUH!

aj0201

That commandment is actually in the 22nd chapter of Matthew, but yes. Jesus’s commandments are far more important than the Bill of Rights.

munchman

So why have the religious right forsaken christ's commandments?

popski

Such as...

popski

...I mean, there are only two...so it shouldn't be too hard for you to enumerate the infractions...

munchman

Hatred for some and not Love for all. Only christian I have ever met who practiced that was my father.

Sociallyunacceptable

So why would an atheist care?

popski

Because some atheists just can't resist poking fun at anyone who believes differently than they do. I know some atheists who are respectful and tolerant...but very, very few.

beelog

I think most atheists have their doubts, and pointing fingers at believers is an attempt to justify their position--to themselves.

munchman

I don't know must be my high moral base!

munchman

Are you saying I can't live my life w-like my father without having his beliefs?

aj0201

Because of a huge misunderstanding of Christ’s first commandment.

popski

I don't share in the assessment made by munchman, by the way. I think MOST of the Christians I know and associate with not only value Christ's two commandments, but honor and obey them, as well. Munchman has a propensity for painting with a very, very wide brush...

aj0201

You believe most Christians obey the first of Christ’s commandments?

popski

Yes, aj...I certainly do.

aj0201

Hmmm. I believe that all Christians break that commandment on a daily basis.

popski

I am not a believer in that we all sin in word, thought and deed every day. I do believe that God is able to guide us and keep us from sin. Jesus, Himself, told several different people that their sins were forgiven and that they should "go and sin no more". So...even in that, Jesus taught us it is possible to live without sin. Sin is a choice...

aj0201

Of course sin is a choice, and to say we don’t choose it is a lie, according to 1 John. It’s clear in 1 John that we continue to sin but know that God offers continued grace and mercy. As Christians, we are no longer slaves to sin and are not to live in sin, but that doesn’t mean we won’t and don’t sin. As slaves to righteousness we know that we are offered grace for forgiveness of those sins. Matthew 22:37 says we are to “love God with ALL our heart and ALL our souls and ALL our mind.” We don’t. You know that. There is something that always keeps us from loving with ALL we have. That plays out daily with many people. With so many evangelicals, it manifests as being “victims” as Christians. Jdw said something the other day about all the good Trump has done for Christians. As if Trump is somehow the or “a” protector of Christianity. The letter that has been addressed today shows that Christians believe themselves to be victims that a corporate prayer isn’t offered to school children each day. We see ourselves as victims when a courtroom removes the 10 Commandments (yet we never wonder why the beatitudes are posted in a courtroom). We continually look to Caesar for answers to issues like violence and abortion we set aside our morality so an elected official can “get things done.” I’ve yet to see a chore that needs doing that makes it necessary to set aside morality (we didn’t elect him to be pope).

popski

I still maintain that Jesus instructed various individual to "go and sin no more". To me, that trumps anything anyone else said. I do believe it's possible to choose to follow Christ's commandments...and when we fail, go to Him and ask for both forgiveness and strength to do better in the future. The Apostle Paul specifically addressed the idea of sinning Christians, in Romans 6:1-14.

I believe we do the best we humanly can to NOT sin. When we do...we ask for forgiveness and press on.

aj0201

“.....and when we fail.” That’s it! We’re going to fail! And why do we fail? Why does our sin nature just get the best of us sometimes?

popski

I don't count on failing...I work hard NOT to fail...but if I do, I have an Advocate who goes to the Father for me. It's much like when I was a kid...I knew what the rules of our home were. If I messed up, my father would correct me, but I never doubted his love for me. I knew all I had to do was say I was sorry and he'd forgive me. However, if I continued to make the same choice to NOT follow the rules, there would be consequences and his forgiveness was a little less forthcoming.

aj0201

The reality is you’re going to fail. We all are. Christians don’t become immune to the act of sin but, rather, we are saved from the death that sin brings. That we will sin is a given. But we know we are saved from sin. You can love God truly, but you cannot love Him perfectly. The “all” in Matthew 22:37 is about perfection. Americans believe that they meet those commandments. Perfectly. But they fail to see that they are working feverishly to create heaven on earth and do so, most notably, by being victims.

James Bond1

Munchie has a pretty negative brush that shows up quite abit.

beelog

Munch----The Church has not abandoned the commandments, conceding that some (a few) within the Church may have done so. The vast majority try very hard to live under the Commandments. I am not in a fundamentalist church. In our Church politics is not mentioned, and at election time it is only suggested that we "go vote". Our Church does not take political sides, leaving the decision strictly to the members.

popski

I do belong to a fundamentalist church, but I can tell you they don't do politics. In fact, when the President made his "go back where you came from" remarks a few weeks ago, our pastor spoke out against that sentiment and said it was unchristian and we should not espouse such an attitude.

munchman

What would you call unflinching support for a person who has demonstrably lied over 1200 (as of Aug 5th)? Is it adherence to "Thou shalt bear no false witness"? Is support for a person who is an adulterer and lied in his vows to god when marrying and coveted women other than his wife. I am not talking about your church being political or apolitical. I'm talking about you personally abandoning you beliefs.

Equivocate all you want. Your actions bear witness to facts. Haven't heard you in christ's love call the treatment of hurting immigrants a sin. I don't believe in the existence of sin but if my belief system did I would should it loud and clear that what America is doing is SINFUL! All I hear from CHINOS like you is cricket sounds.

aj0201

So long, I’ve yet to hear someone say they’re upset he killed himself. I did see that the President of the United States, through Twitter, accused a former President of murder. Shameful. Which one of you is going to volunteer to be shot on 5th ave to test his theory?

munchman

300,000 people have signed a petition to change the part of fifth ave in front of t rump towers to the President Barack Obama Ave. Chances are looking pretty good that that will happen. When t rump is sent packing in 2020 his address will be 520 President Barack Obama Ave. [lol][lol][lol][lol][lol][beam][beam][beam]

popski

Wishful thinking at this point, munchman. Let's wait until after the election, shall we? Remember, in the last election, it was all but sewn up for Hillary. The polls favored her by a rather large margin...exit polls favored her...and then, suddenly, she lost!! Not a good thing to count thy chickens before they hatch!!

Sociallyunacceptable

I wonder if we could get a petition started in Oregon to get your street named jackass road?

munchman

Wow and you live only two blocks off of Nodaway. Maybe w should rename your street Liar Lane

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Doubtful President Trump would seek retirement quarters in a mosque, but not to worry, he won't be turning the keys to the Oval Office over to Mike Pence until Jan. 20, 2025.

aj0201

Trump Tower has a mosque inside? Who knew?

Marty_Chuzzlewit

No, the address munchman referenced, 520 President Barack Obama Ave., is located on the Gaza Strip, a shrine the PLO terror group erected in honor of their brother's gift of $150 million from American taxpayers....a gift the terrorists used to rain more deadly missiles down on Israeli civilians, Omar and Tlaib must have been so proud.

aj0201

Ahh, Marty’s land of make believe. Must be nice to be unencumbered by facts.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

The Israelis didn't think the rockets the PLO bought with Barry's gift were a "fantasy."

beelog

Munch---I doubt that Trump could care less---he is not interested in the silly games of the Left. That's all the movement is, a silly game which the liberals have resorted to since they have no viable candidates to win the presidency. Losers all.

aj0201

He ONLY cares about what the left is doing. You should read his twitter account.

munchman

I am certainly glad you believe that nonsense. Makes our job easier and the out come more enjoyable.

zzsnot303

hahaha HUGE LIE

aj0201

Not a lie...here was the tweet that the President retweeted....”Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen



#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead



I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!



RT if you’re not Surprised



#EpsteinSuicide #ClintonBodyCount #ClintonCrimeFamily

popski

While I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I know some people feel the Clintons are involved in some shady things. There's no evidence to support their involvement in Epstein's death...but there's also no evidence to put them totally in the clear. In fact, to be honest, the ONLY person on earth I know for absolute sure did NOT kill Jeffrey Epstein is ME!! Everyone else is suspect...including Epstein!!

aj0201

There’s no evidence that puts you totally in the clear.

popski

...true...which leaves room for the conspirators...

James Bond1

Several folks have suggested I add Epstein to the roster the Clinton's happen to have. I believe it is 87 at the moment. The others all have a number of features which suggest the Clinton's were sure good friends. I believe 6 of them were State Patrolmen that were assigned to the Governor's office...……..and they are allllllll

gone...………..! Maybe we'll hear what Epstein was "assigned to".

aj0201

Are you the keeper of that “roster?” Hahaha! Conspiracy theorists are too dumb to understand how a conspiracy actually works and why so many are so false.

aj0201

Hey, keeper of the “roster,” Mark one OFF your list.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier hanged himself in his jail cell“

B4

Wonder how much that portrait hanging in Epstein's mansion of Slick Willie wearing a blue dress and red high heels will go for? Perhaps a more pertinent question would be why Epstein purchased it in the first place to adorn his wall space. What a hoot!

aj0201

You’re the only “man” I know wondering such a thing. I’m sure you’ll be paying close attention to the sale of such an item.

B4

Ha! I can see where your mind wanders to when a fact is presented about pedophiles...that speaks volumes about you. Please get help - oh my!

James Bond1

Munchie...……………..you're sick. Trump Towers will not see such an insult...….!

munchman

Just reporting the facts, not supposition like you.

aj0201

If the people of NYC want it that way, there’s nothing he can do. However, they have said that usually reserved for the deceased. Equally humorous would be Sen John McCain Ave.

zzsnot303

i think Pelosi may get sent packing

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