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I live up here in Maryville, Missouri, and our water stinks; It tastes bad and everything else. I believe this is the second year this is going on. But they don’t want to spend the money on the water thing. They spend it all on the golf course. I think they need different priorities.

Rich and poor

St. Joe is divided up between rich and poor, no middle class anymore. It would be a mistake to build one mega school. If you do, you better hire some guardian angels for security. When the building isn’t working for the kids, use it for the homeless and the criminals, since that population keeps growing every day.

An instant

Electricity is a fleeting thing. It can’t be stored in large amounts, and we’ve put all of our eggs in one basket so to speak: Almost everything is now controlled by computers. It’s hard to believe we have put so much trust in something that could be gone in an instant.

Why even ask?

I’m not sure why the school board had the public come down to see the concepts of what the new high schools might look like and then everybody votes … and the option for two schools and the option for renovating our three schools were the most voted on by the public. But here we go again. Seth Wright, the president of the school board, he decides that he doesn’t want that. … He said, “That’s out of the question.” So why should the public voice their opinion if he’s going to do what he wants?

Lot better off

People need to pay attention. Turn off CNN; You don’t get facts from CNN. President Trump is doing a good job. You may not agree with his attitude and the way he does things, but this country is a lot better off than it has been in the last 20 years, 30 or 40 years with President Trump being there. Period.

What’s going on?

I’d like to ask a question. We haven’t heard in the paper or in the news anywhere what is happening with the young man who shot that little boy. … I think the paper should talk about it, what’s going on, say what’s been investigated. We, the public, need to know. We can’t let a child who’s committed this kind of crime walk around in the neighborhood or go back to a school.

Editor’s note: The News-Press previously reported that a 14-year-old boy was charged with second-degree assault in the shooting. A juvenile hearing is scheduled for Dec. 20.

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aj0201

Remember way back in the day when the White House was complaining Trump didn't have a voice in the impeachment?

That was so last week.

Now: Trump doesn't WANT a voice in the impeachment.

The Gainer

Why would hew? It's a SHAM! All hearsay!

aj0201

Oh my....” Tucker Carlson: I should say for the record that I’m totally opposed to these sanctions and I don’t think we should be at war with Russia and I think we should take the side of Russia if we have to choose between Russia and Ukraine”

aj0201

“ Let me see if I have this correct.

Trump starts 'easy to win' trade wars with most of the world.

China retaliates by curtailing farm purchases from US.

South American countries seize the opportunity and initiate farm trade deals with China.

US farmers sales to China drop drastically, causing major pain and loss for farmers and support industries across the U.S.

Trump imposes tariffs on Argentina and Brazil for taking advantage of the situation he created.

I fail to see how this is winning for the U.S.”

houdiniharry

..and China's economic situation is in a mess.. AND China has resumed buying "some" agricultural products...

aj0201

Fastest growing economy in the world

JohnQTaxpayer

Thanks to the sold-out Democrats & sold-out neo-Conservatives of the recent past decades.

aj0201

Ahhh, how things change when the paycheck is signed by someone else.......

https://twitter.com/thelovebel0w/status/1186769165182472193?s=21

aj0201

“ Over last three years, watching Republicans blow fifty years of self-definition as the strong, realistic party on foreign policy leads to only one conclusion: they never believed what they said. It was all a lie.”

beelog

Ukrainian President Zelensky, in an interview over the weekend, expressed frustration over the aid money, but emphatically stated there was "no quid pro quo" from the President. Note: that comes from the person on the phone with Trump---the one person most in position to know. So why are the Democrats saying otherwise? Because this is a purely political exercise without bi-partisan support. It is as simple as that, but the liberal sheep can't wrap their heads around it.

aj0201

It’s not just the democrats that have a concern. Career intelligence and diplomatic employees had a problem with that phone call.

aj0201

Here’s what he actually said. He doesn’t say there “was no quid pro quo.”.........

Look, I never talked to the President from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing. … I don’t want us to look like beggars. But you have to understand. We’re at war. If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us. I think that’s just about fairness. It’s not about a quid pro quo. It just goes without saying.“

beelog

Lisa Page--has demonstrated the panic in the "Swamp" with her interview in the Daily Beast---answering pre-arranged softball questions trying to gain her sympathy from the public. The woman was engaged in an affair with a married fellow FBI employee, she is feeling the heat and what is to be revealed in upcoming reports. You will see more such stories as the Swamp attempts to defend itself.

jdw64485

Lisa should take responsibility for her action. No one forced her to have the affair.

aj0201

What heat? What responsibility does she need to take? It seems she has.

JohnQTaxpayer

So 'Deep State' adulteresses & Drag Queens for Kids get a 'free-pass' from vaj0201, but a dalliance by a private citizen turned President? "Get a Rope!"

Hope you know folks here can see RIGHT through YOU, vaj... [tongue_smile][whistling][thumbdown]

aj0201

WUUS you have such an active imagination tonight. Maybe Xanax would be in order? Calm down. I’ve never given anyone a free pass on those things.

beelog

Impeachment---In our more recent experiences with impeachment (Nixon & Clinton) there was bi-partisan support. That is not true this time, indicating that the movement is entirely politically motivated. The Democrats know they cannot beat him in an election, so they are resorting to "dirty tricks", which, many believe, will backfire in their faces.

houdiniharry

whatever Trump did or didn't do.. of course all this ballyhoo is political

beelog

An instant---there has been much in the media about a foreign entity being capable of shutting down our electric grid. The effect would be devastating and as effective as any nuclear weapon. Electricity is a wonderful thing--until it is gone.

beelog

Priorities--(Maryville problems)--It appears that many communities are afflicted with politicians unable to distinguish needs from wants. Communities are made up of many people, not just the influential.

beelog

lot better off--(not listening to CNN)--CNN has lost all journalistic integrity. They hate this president so much that they refuse to report anything he does which is positive. They were convinced the Mueller report would undo him, now they are betting the impeachment inquiry will undo him. They are blinded by hate and have completely forgotten the lessons learned in journalism school.

houdiniharry

The president’s “diplomatic persistence” has deterred illegal migrants and led to a sharp decline in unlawful border crossings, a top U.S. immigration official said Wednesday in an interview with The Daily Signal. Since May, illegal crossings of the southern border dropped by 70%.

aj0201

Diplomacy works better than a wall.

houdiniharry

a wall is more likely to be permanent

aj0201

Permanent? They’re already cutting pieces of the wall out with cordless recip saws.

houdiniharry

of course aj.. you only see one hole. perhaps you could do better ?

aj0201

Yep. No wall. Increased personnel on the border. Go after those that employ illegals. Encourage investment in Central American countries. All will lead to a reduced flow of illegal immigrants and we won’t need a ridiculous, useless wall.

JohnQTaxpayer

As all throughout history, it will take a wall PLUS supervision to secure our borders. Thankfully, we have better surveillance technology today. But it will still require BOTH, coupled with LAWS and policies concerning illegals which are adhered to, if we wish to have success. [cool]

aj0201

Wrong

beelog

Thank you, President Trump!

JohnQTaxpayer

Thank you, President Trump! [thumbup]

houdiniharry

one more dropout... HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he’s ending his Democratic presidential campaign, saying it’s become clear that he won’t have a shot at being his party’s nominee.

JohnQTaxpayer

Webster's Dictionary (According to Liberals):

'RACIST' (rA-Sis-T), noun. 1. 'One who is NOT a Democrat.', 2. 'One who does NOT agree with Democrat falsehoods. [whistling][huh]

JohnQTaxpayer

Interviewer: "Senator Sanders, Why Do YOU Want to Let Millions of Illegals Into the Country..?".......... Bernie: "Because They Will Do Jobs That Most Americans NO Longer Want To Do.."........ Interviewer: "Like WHAT..?"........ Bernie: "Like VOTE For Democrats." [beam][whistling][lol][tongue_smile]

JohnQTaxpayer

The collective IQ of Democrat politicians falls further every time one desperately tries to defend the indefensible:

1.) Tear Down the U.S. Security Border Wall.

2.) Kill Babies at the Time of Birth.

3.) Let Illegal Aliens Vote & Get Welfare.

4.) Teach Children They're Probably Gaye & Don't Know It Yet.

5.) Erase Memories of Democrat Racism in America.

6.) Eliminate the Electoral College.

7.) Bring Back NAFTA & the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreements.

8.) You Must Pay HIGH Taxes For Imaginary, unproven, 'man-made' Climate Change.

9.) God Doesn't Care How You Live Your Life.

10.) Identity-Politics (Racial/Gender/Class/Religious Division) is GOOD.

11.) People Who NEVER Owned Slaves Must Pay 'Reparations' to People Who Never WERE Slaves.

12.) Guns Are Evil, Not the People Who Murder.

13.) Free Speech is GOOD As Long As You Say What WE Want.

14.) Our Opponents Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent.

15.) We Hate Donald Trump.

16.) hiLIARy is our Demagogue.

17.) Let the 16 Year-Olds Vote For Us.

18.) Let the Convicted Felons in Prison Vote For Us.

19.) If Elected We'll Promise to Give You Free Stuff.

20.) 'Drag Queen Story Hour' Is Okay For Your Children

21.) We Promise to Keep Selling The U.S. Out to China

JohnQTaxpayer

'Lot Better Off'

YES. DEFINITELY stop listening to CNN (Communist News Network). Your IQ will instantly increase by 50-100 points... [whistling][cool][thumbup]

beelog

Watching CNN is a good network for liberals---they only report what liberals want to hear.

aj0201

Please. Show me a a chart that doesn’t have FOX at least as biased as CNN. You should get your news from AP or Reuter’s or The Hill or Christian Science Monitor. Places like that. Lemmings watch FOX and CNN.

JohnQTaxpayer

BIAS wasn't the point of the question, vaj. TRUTH was the point. CNN (and YOU) don't seem to give a hoot about the Truth. Fox News DOES. [whistling][thumbup]

aj0201

Wrong.

aj0201

Lot better off...we have a President who encouraged foreign governments to investigate a citizen for his own personal political gain. That is undisputed and is an abuse of power.

JohnQTaxpayer

Not better, off his rocker... we have a Resident who insists our President encouraged foreign governments to investigate a citizen for his own personal political gain, but IGNORES the admittance of a Vice-President BRAGGING about committing the vey Quid Pro Joe. That is undisputed false witness and is an abuse of logic & reality.

Socialist

When you twist the facts for you lying narrative then and say it enough people will start to believe. Are you related to Goebbels?

justanotherworkingman

Why do you have 2 profiles Munshaw? You're making the same grammatical errors.

justanotherworkingman

The FACT is that we have Biden bragging about it on video. It's very hard to say that didn't happen, in fact it's impossible. None are so blind as those who refuse to see and none are so deaf as those that refuse to hear.

aj0201

Good grief. The Presidents own people said, under oath, that Biden did nothing wrong there. That he was carrying out US foreign policy with his actions. It was NOT for personal gain.

JohnQTaxpayer

Biden CLEARLY violated his office for family personal gain, just like the Clintons did.

justanotherworkingman

Biden telling the Ukraine they wouldn't get any money unless they fired the prosecutor investigating his son was real abuse of power, but you don't seem to be bothered by that.

WrightWinger

Another part of that extortion demand Biden exercised against the Ukrainians is that the package of "aid" Obama was sending was of no value in repulsing the Russian incursion, it was nothing but surplus military blankets and MRE's left over from the Iraq War. Contrast that to the Trump administration which has supplied Ukraine with Javelin tank-killer weapons, weaponry that ALL the diplomats testifying to the Schiff committee said was highly effective in defending against the Russians.

aj0201

That has nothing to do with what Biden said. What a ridiculous comment.

WrightWinger

What Biden said was "My plane is leaving in six hours, fire the prosecutor (investigating Hunter) or the billion dollars leaves with me. Don't believe me? Call Obama."

James Bond1

Here he comes...………………………………….!

aj0201

The type of aide being provided is irrelevant. And the investigator WASNT investigating Hunter.

WrightWinger

You can't separate Hunter and Burisma in the public perception of this issue and that is what is going to count in Joe's run for the Democrat presidential candidacy, just one more negative to add to his already considerable baggage.

aj0201

Thank you for admitting this is about perception and not fact. That’s why the Trumpers, like Kennedy, keep perpetuating this false narrative. And that takes us back to Goebbels. Repeat it often enough, and it becomes fact (at least to some people).

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

WrightWinger

Not an admission of anything, just stating the public perception of prior corruption by Ukrainian officials ties Hunter to Burisma like a Siamese twin. The truth, whatever it is, is yet to be determined, but the perception is going to stick like a tick to Joe after seeing his brag made before the CFR audience.

WrightWinger

aj, I'm not arguing with you, in fact I am agreeing to the extent that American public perception tying corruption charges to Hunter based on his associations with Burisma and Chinese officials giving him $1.5 billion of their country's social security funds to haul off in AF2 may be unfounded. It simply doesn't make any difference, there will never be an investigation, it is nothing but a minor item of media interest in the leadup to the 2020 presidential campaign. On November 4, 2020 nobody will even remember the name, Hunter Biden, and the way his campaign is going, Joe's name may well be added to the list of gone and almost forgotten.

aj0201

First off, I’m the last one to ever vote Joe Biden for President. But the issue is that if these stories get tossed around enough, they take hold as truth, at least for some people. A democrat candidate then gets smeared with an untruth and Trump gets seen as a hero because he’s “standing against corruption.” A corruption that never existed in the first place. Hunter Biden was never under investigation in Ukraine. They didn’t meddle in our elections (the Russian planted that story). And he never received $1.5 billion. This is the stuff that gets perpetuated, in part, by Russia. Not because they favor Trump over anyone, but because they favor the US being divided from within. THAT is why being honest in discussion is so important.

WrightWinger

Hunter Biden and his role in Ukraine WAS a matter of concern to the American diplomat corps as senior diplomat George Kent testified to the Schiff Committee. Kent said that he raised concerns about Hunter Biden's board position at a Ukrainian gas company in 2015, but was brushed off by the White House. He also said he was concerned that Hunter Biden's position would make it more difficult for U.S. diplomats to carry out their work, particularly an anti-corruption campaign in Ukraine and he raised concerns that the Ukrainian government might view Hunter Biden as a way to gain favor with his father. It is evident from Kent's testimony that Hunter Biden's position with Burisma was raising red flags long before Trump became involved in asking for investigation.

aj0201

Raising red flags because of...wait for it.....perception (there’s that word again). Nobody, in their testimony, ever accused Hunter Biden of doing anything wrong nor of any corruption on his part of his father’s.

WrightWinger

Hunter's indiscretions are not likely to cost Joe the election, Joe is handling that just fine on his own. And the really great part, none of this will ever be mentioned in the future after President Trump wins re-election.

aj0201

What indiscretions??

aj0201

The prosecutor general WASNT investigating Hunter Biden. That’s fact.

beelog

The political discussion in 2020 will be of the Horowitz report, and more importantly, the Durham report. It will overshadow any false impeachment talk.

beelog

The Democrats were raving about interference in our elections. Trump was investigating that interference and was aware of Joe and Hunter Biden's shady dealings in the Ukraine. He was simply doing his job.

aj0201

Now you’re peddling in conspiracy theories. Ukraine didn’t interfere in our election and there are no shady dealings with the Bidens in Ukraine.

houdiniharry

the old quote...it ain't over till it's over ….I care less about it, myself

WrightWinger

President Trump's inquiries were for the public good and NOT for personal gain. It is a waste of everyone's time for the Democrats to pursue their persecution of the President for winning an election and try to hide it as an impeachment inquiry. The Senate should and will make short work of returning a verdict of "not guilty."

aj0201

What “public good?”

WrightWinger

The public good is assuring our taxpayer monies appropriated for foreign aid are used by the recipient countries for issues in our interest as well as theirs. One example of how a lack of such assurances can go terribly awry is the $250 million Obama sent to an Islamic terrorist group, the PLO. The monies were ostensibly meant for construction of schools and hospitals, at least that is the story the PLO leaders sold to Obama. But, our taxpayer dollars WERE NOT used for those peaceful purposes. Instead the PLO purchased more accurate rockets to rain down on Israeli targets resulting in multiple deaths and injuries to innocent citizens. That $250 million Obama gave the Islamic terrorists was not in our "public good."

Kharnage86

It's not in our "public good" for Trump to tell lies constantly, when will the Trumpers start talking about this and speak up and stop defending his lies?

aj0201

So, we’ve been assured that our public monies in Ukraine aren’t falling into the hands of corrupt people? What are those assurances?

houdiniharry

SO..what will the lefties scream IF sleepy Joe is found to have been helping son Hunter ? what then ?

aj0201

Don’t vote for him. Put him in jail. Still doesn’t change the fact that Trump was seeking an investigation on an american by a foreign government for personal political gain.

WrightWinger

No evidence has been presented that President Trump's request for an investigation of corruption was done for "personal political gain." NONE!!

JohnQTaxpayer

Still doesn’t change 'the fact' because it never was a 'fact' to begin with... [whistling][huh]

aj0201

Then for what reason was he seeking the investigation specially into, and ONLY into, the Bidens?

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