This content is created from voicemails from our call-in line, and they relfect the opinions of the callers. To learn how this is different than an article, click here.


More on buses

How much money could be saved on busing in the St. Joseph School District if at the three high schools they would set their sports schedules up so that, for example, the soccer team and baseball/softball team both played the same school on the same night? They could share a bus. There is no reason to send so many buses in so many different directions every night of the week. Maybe some of the athletic directors should start thinking out of the box. When the students go on field trips for different classes, band, choir, etc., the parents have to pay extra for the bus. Maybe there should be a bus fee for sports, too.

Pay for the benefits

Here in the Midwest, you take the same types of jobs in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, and they always paid better in Missouri because we had closed-shop unions. That meant that everybody had to belong to the union if the majority voted for it and they had to pay the union dues for their representation. Kind of like if you live in the state of Missouri you have to pay your taxes to live here if you are going to enjoy the benefits of it.

Honest thanks

My wife was at Wal-Mart the other day and she left her purse in the cart. The next day, the police station called and someone returned it to the police station. I would just like to thank that person. It is so nice to know we have honest people here in St. Joe.

You should agree

To the caller who called in “Not from here,” no, they were from Saudi Arabia, but if that caller would pay a little bit more attention, those seven countries are the ones Obama banned immigrants from coming in from. Trump is just carrying on Obama’s agenda. So, if you love Obama, you should agree with Trump, as that was Obama’s agenda to begin with.

Turn him loose

Whatever Donald Trump’s faults may be, the stock market likes him and that makes my IRA very happy, which, in turn, makes me very happy. So turn him loose, let him go.

False light

I had to laugh at Monday’s paper and a column by Peter Funt, “CNN’s a beacon in dark times.” I would call it a false light in dark shadows.

(98) comments

James Bond1

What do you call a basement full of liberals...............a Whine Cellar

James Bond1

MODVD.................it's nice to agree on Rucker & Snethen...........they should go and they should apologize to the public for the job they didn't do. If they were not part of the illegal why did they fail to at least peruse the financials transactions occasionally and ask a question here and there. No they are spending out money....badly. I pay a reasonable chunk of taxes and I don't like it.

modvd

So the NSA resigns less than a month in because of inappropriate discussions with the Russian ambassador. Now we find out that Putin has deployed a cruise missle in violation of a thirty year old treaty. Yeah, I'd say the Russians respect us more with Trump at the helm. Hahahahahahahahaha!!

James Bond1

Step one............MODVD has a flawed conclusion before step two (or step ten) Probably all assumptions .........so quickly insult Trump. After all it shows such respect for the President of the United States.

modvd

Oh, so deploying a missile despite a signed treaty is respecting Trump? I'd love to hear your explanation for that.

modvd

Just several months ago, a plane flew close to our warship and the alt right went nuts about how Obama has allowed our military to become a laughing stock. Now the Russians deploy a cruise missile and there's nothing but silence from you guys.

James Bond1

we're not done yet..............betcha...........

James Bond1

Keep you eyes open..............things are moving along just fine.l I haven't seen Trump bend over kissing someones something or other. But I sure did see Obumer drop to those Muslims.

modvd

So pay $200,000 and you get to sit in on national security issues as they happen at Nightmar-a-Lago. Another $50,000 and they let you take your picture with your finger in the button!

James Bond1

MODVD...............Trump has discontinued most of the "political-hack" habits and practices. He is busy being American and it's such a strange presence that the crazy liberal press is simply disoriented and they instantly fall back on insults. I see you have joined them.

modvd

You, like so many other alt righties, are in denial. Why do you think he vacations at Nightmar-a-Lago with people who pay to be there at the same time?

James Bond1

MODVD..............hummmmm...........wonder why you say he is on vacation if you find fault with the possible exposure of highly classified information. Oh, I get it.....you always double-down to insult Trump regardless of what is being said or done.

modvd

No. because I understand that when the President vacations, he is never out of the loop.

James Bond1

surely you don't think that Trump makes a living with a little bar...........? That's insignificant to him. He probably picks up the tab.

Alice Lookingglass

AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN! TRUMP IS PRESIDENT! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! #TRUMP2020

munchman

impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org

Colo

TRUMP NOT LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT!!!! RUSSIAN LAPDOG!!

modvd

Well he is legitimate. Whether or not he is being influenced by the Russians remains to be seen. The sudden retirement of his NSA doesn't bode well. But he is the legitimately elected president.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

No problem, Steve Bannon can advise him on national security issues.

modvd

Perhaps it'll be that petulant child Stephen Miller.

modvd

Or the Na zi affiliated Sebastian Gorka.

WakeUpUS

Don't worry- Hillary Clinton still needs a job. She has EXPERIENCE, too.
Why, she could probably swoop in and fix this whole 'National Security' issue in NO time at all. After all, she did it for Obama... She did it REAL good...

modvd

Perhaps Trump could start paying Richard DeAgazio for the fine work he has done commenting on issues of national security?

James Bond1

Stephen Miller is articulate, intelligent, knowledgable is a total success in stopping CNN cold. They won't call on him too often..........he leaves them no place to wiggle and their lies are so open and conspicious it ruins their day.

modvd

I bet Miller gets called a bunch.

modvd

Can you imagine if an Obama aide said that his actions "would not be questioned...?"

James Bond1

MODVD...........the Jake Tappers of the world are NOT Journalists.........they are political advocates of the worst ilk. They have no business delivering their trash to innoncent folks expecting a fair and balanced recitation of the facts. Big difference.

Colo

Trumps Russian connections will be fully investigated now for Sure. He Obviously had Russian interference in the election & is Complicit in Flynns Lying. Senate Investigations Coming!!!

jdw64485

We are still waiting on some proof of this. But we all know it's not coming because there is no proof.

James Bond1

COLO............better yet, TRunp is going to shut down the White House media that has nothing to do but play liberal-advocate games and waste time. Trump has an agenda to make America great again (recover from the Obumer disaster) and he doesn't need the media's daily abuse.

modvd

Shut down the WH media?? Spoken like a true N azi.

James Bond1

MODVD...............The White House Press is 80++% liberal. There is hardly a journalist in the room.........they are all political advocates. They serve no useful purpose. It seems appropriate to save the utility bills for such waste. I guess you just call someone a N azi just for fun. I wouldn't want you to consider reason and logic.

modvd

Have you ever heard of "freedom of the press?" Just because a person reports from a particular bias doesn't negate them as a journalist. And as long as their employer is happy, who are we to criticize the way they do it? Getting rid of a free press is something a n azi would think of.

James Bond1

MODVD.............."Freedom of the Press" was something initiated when we had "Journalists".........those are folks of balance / integrity / honesty / credibility........something we have almost none of , today..........well, except FOX (partially) We have too many politicians in Washington and being an American is obvioiusly a tough situation for Trump............there is just so many differences between the two.

James Bond1

Trump may have some friends...........and may indeed get along just fine. I spent some time in Russia and I found them to be very nice folks. early evening was a great time to sip a vodka and chat. I would be happy to return and be friends. I'm not sure why the liberals are so committed to being violent enemies. What's wrong with being friends.

WakeUpUS

COLO NOT LEGITIMATE PERSON!!!! MUNCHMAN'S LAPDOG!!

James Bond1

I disagreed with a number of Democratic Presidents over the years.........Until Obumer came along, I showed reasonable respect for all of them.........well, I looked the other way when Clinton appeared.........but, COLO's daily name calling is off the wall. Uncalled for, inaccurate, disgusting and detracts from any possible credibility of this forum.

modvd

Says the guy who uses "Obumer" everyday.

James Bond1

MODVD..............I clearly seperated Obumer from my conclusion and you surely recall an earlier explanation why "OBUMER" is indeed an accurate and appropriate "name" to use for that person. Pay attention

modvd

Oh, I know. You justify your own use and condemn anyone for theirs. Hypocrite!

Happy St. Valentine's Day! I see from the posts that all of us are in a joyous mood!

Pay for the benefits---grandpappy was for the unions, daddy was for the unions, and that means I'm for the unions. Especially if a portion of my dues go to support good Democratic liberals who are pushing for a socialist system where everyone makes the same money no matter how hard they work (or don't). Yeah, they care about you.

munchman

And there you have it folks. The cons are against unions because of who they support politically. They support candidates who are supportive of them and all working class Americans. Cons are so stupid they support laws that are designed only to hurt unions i.e. right to work for less even when it has been proven over and over that the average wage in states that enact such ignorance goes down. The republicans in this state are lap dogs to the Koch brothers and ALEC.

more on busses---what is the purpose of the various sports programs? If it is physical fitness, they could jog to their games. Yes, it would take some time, but who needs the classrooms anyway? I much prefer to see my tax dollars go for real academics.

modvd

Did you play sports in high school!

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Did you take math in ANY school?

modvd

I did. Up through trigonometry. I'm just not very good at math. Didn't want to attempt calculus.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

That's OK, you can always get a job as a global-warming "scientist" and just fake the numbers

munchman

Did you graduate beyond the 6th grade?

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Actually I did, but I could have ended math studies at the third grade and still be able to fake numbers every bit as well as the global warming scam artists, I meant "scientists."

WakeUpUS

munchcock learned 'ciperin' from the same school as Jethro Bodine:
2 gozinta 6, 3 times.... 4 gozinta 8, 2 times... What's munch gozinta? Less fortunate countries' grand-daughters...

modvd

I bet he learned that the word is "ciphering."

munchman

I would much prefer to see my tax dollars go for peace not the military industrial complex.

Turn him loose--the stock market is at record highs and the jobs are returning. Of course that is bad news for those who used the "no jobs" excuse to keep living off their parents.

munchman

You must really have some needy kids.

James Bond1

Like those folks in Washington who demanded and got increased minimum wage........now they have demanded fewer hours so they won't have to give up other welfare payments. What a hoot..........they should starve them

modvd

Is that your "Judeo-Christian" influence you're always talking about?

false light--Funt's article was one of the more ridiculous articles in some time. It is an indication that the Left really is delusional. CNN lost its credibility a long time ago. It is now simply a propaganda machine for the Left--and not a very good one at that!

WakeUpUS

'Moron Buses'
There's more to consider than a SINGLE school's schedule for bussing. MANY schools are in the roster, each with there OWN game schedules. It doesn't take a genius to see than your suggestion while well-intentioned, is not feasible and fairly ridiculous...

munchman

I read with some mystification Fuzz Nuts trying to slander my name. You say I claimed to be a pedophile in Vietnam. Just when and what did I say that led you to such a erroneous conclusion. I wasn't chaste while in country visiting steam bath and massage parlors for a "steam and cream" or "short time bars and houses" for my sexual recreation. I did live on the economy for six months with a gal who was married to me by vietnamese common law so when the national police came to my door at night they couldn't arrest her for prostitution in order to shake me down for money. I find it interesting that you want to indulge in masterbatory fantacies about my sex life in Vietnam. You know what they say, "All killing and no drilling the ladies makes a soldier a dull man". By the way my live in lady and her sister owned and operated the Hollywood Bar and Grill in Can Tho Vietnam. You.ve never said your war time experieces. Did you rely on wet dreams or your right hand if you didn't visit the working girls?

Now we all know more than we need to know. Enough said.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

munchsh*t......not quite the tale you first related on these pages so will help you out with your attack of mystification. In that version you told about paying a Vietnamese chap to have your way with his little grandchild. Call it what you will, that would be pedophilia in this country.

Sk00ter

Sick human!!

munchman

Yes I did but I didn't say she was a child did I. Pop Chabai was an old man who I shared an Opium pipe with. He was in his 70's. His daughter who was a war widow was in her mid 40's. His granddaughter was San was in her 20's with a 4 or 5 year old. So in typical alt-right fashion you have lied (alternative facts) and shown what a complete limp d ick you really are. Now tell us what you did with your free time at war schitt for brains.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

You said you paid old Pop for your dalliances with his granddaughter. Between that, the steam baths, the massage parlors and the bar and grill you must have accounted for at least half the Vietnamese gross national product. They were surely sorry to see you leave.

modvd

Cmon munch, you know that assumption and feelings have replaced facts for the alt right. Newt Gingrich set the tone when confronted with facts about crime rates. He said that how people felt about a situation was more important than the actual facts. As long as it fits the narrative, it is presented as real.

Colo

Munch, I'm going on a trip this Spring to Viet Nam, .Laos, Cambodia, & Thailand. Love to hear about the Best areas to see....

munchman

In Vietnam the Coastal cities are nice and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) was once known as the Paris of the Orient. Can Tho where I was stationed out of is the third largest city on country. An interesting place to visit is the cities markets. DON'T drink the water! I suffered with amoebic Dysentery for a coupe of months losing 45 pounds the first month.

WakeUpUS

And be sure to bring some penicillin- for the Asians, after you visit them...

Colo

We are doing Thailand, Laos & Cambodia on motorcycles. Then flying up to Hanoi & trains south to Saigon. Then southern islands for 2 weeks. Stopping in Korea on the return but I'm getting nervous about that with Idiot Trump making threats of War.

James Bond1

MY, my, arn't you a sweetie..........................! No wonder I have so much respect for your observations and commentarty.....?

munchman

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—An exuberant Betsy DeVos said on Monday that Donald J. Trump’s forty-per-cent approval rating is a “clear indication” that more than half the country agrees with the job he is doing.

“I was so excited to see the President’s approval rating hit forty,” DeVos, the Secretary of Education, told reporters. “Just knowing that well more than half the country is with him gives us a great sense of confidence moving forward.”

She also criticized the media for failing to report “our powerful forty-per-cent mandate.”

“If you believed news reports, you would think that the people supporting the President are in the minority, when in fact they’re forty per cent,” she said.

Concluding her remarks, DeVos offered defiant words to those who are “actively trying to thwart” Trump’s agenda. “To you critics out there who think you’re in the majority, I have some advice for you,” she said. “Do the math.”

WakeUpUS

God Bless that Betsy DeVos. She's going to be great for public education systems like the one we've had here in St. Joseph...

Colo

Betsy DeVos is a Pig for going after Disabled Students. How Christian of her!!

WakeUpUS

No more 'We came from monkeys, kids...'
No more 'You can stop global warming by the exchange of dollars at a global bureaucracy ran by the guys that actually invented global warming, kids...'
No more 'It takes a whole village to raise you- not a family, kids...'
No more 'If you don't take the vaccine, you might give it to kids who've already had their vaccines, kids- so YOU'RE BAD...'
No more 'Tell the school counselor if your parents won't let you be a cross-dresser, kids- we'll shame them for you...'
No more 'Liberalism is GOOD kids- Constitution BAD... Vote Hillary'
No more 'Higher taxes GOOD kids- Lower taxes BAD...'
No more FREE CONDOMS and ABORTION REFERRALS, kids...
No more highly detailed discussions about SUICIDAL IDEATIONS, kids...
No more 'The Earth is BILLIONS and BILLIONS of years old, kids- Even though there's no proof...
No more RITALIN for YOU, kids....

modvd

Ah, the ignorance is showing on a DuVosian scale.

WakeUpUS

And, your ignorance is showing on a moDuVDian scale.

modvd

Haha! Maybe. But I know that none of those things that you presented are part of any kind of liberal indoctrination in schools. But then, I don't listen to the whack job Alex Jones. "WE HAVE THEIR WHITE PAPERS!!!!!!"

WakeUpUS

I DIDN'T get it from Alex Jones. I NOTICED it from spending 13 years in our public education system, plus 6 years at the university level, and then nearly 3 decades working in that system. Alex Jones just happens to see the same things. I gained a LOT of useful knowledge from that system, but the Liberal/globalist-scam LIES and money-sucking cronies need to be removed from that system before I can praise it any further...

modvd

Your experience in education is vastly different than mine. The same 13 years. The same amount of university work. And nearly two decades working with educators in a variety of ways. You came out cynical. I'm quite hopeful.

WakeUpUS

Or maybe you're blind...

modvd

More likely you're paranoid.

WakeUpUS

No, you would be wrong about that, VD.
The schools ARE teaching our children 'we came from monkeys'
The schools ARE teaching our children 'we can eliminate global warming by paying dollars to a global carbon-credit system run by those who pushed the warming concept in the first place...'
The schools ARE teaching our children 'It takes a whole village...' the book is in our school libraries and teachers read it to our kids...
The schools ARE teaching our children, 'If you don't take the vaccine, you might put those kids who've already had their vaccines at risk- even though they're supposedly safe now after taking the highly-profitable vaccine' - Circular reasoning...
The schools ARE teaching our children, It's not only OK if you think you're gay- We'll help you- A co-worker had a nearby school district counselor suspended for offering to help set his teen son up to go to an all-ages gay-pride event, interfering with the dynamic between the student and his parents at home...
The local schools ARE teaching our children Liberalism by allowing Channel #1 (Disney/ABC) to bribe them with free audio-visual equipment to be allowed to come into all our high-school and middle school classrooms each day, piping their MTV-style liberal bent take on 'News Events' into the classroom..
The schools ARE teaching our children, 'Higher taxes GOOD kids- Lower taxes BAD...' courtesy one of the Channel #1 'news stories' I saw while there... very subtly...
Everybody's heard about the controversy surrounding public schools providing FREE CONDOMS and ABORTION REFERRALS to kids... and now, 'Tranny' bathrooms...
The schools ARE having highly detailed discussions about SUICIDAL IDEATIONS, with our kids... My university PhD professor assured us 'studies show this in NO way brings up the idea of suicide in children not previously contemplating it...' She also told our class that we would soon have 'Pre-Crime' detection ability like on the Tom Cruise 'Minority Report' movie...
The schools ARE teaching our children, 'The Earth is BILLIONS and BILLIONS of years old, kids- Even though there's no proof...
The schools ARE recommending assessments for RITALIN for YOUR, kids... At least one kindergarten teacher did for the kid of an old ex-girlfriend of mine. I interviewed another school counselor for an assignment I had, who answered Yes when I asked if she thought the trend towards recommending Ritalin was being over-used in public schools as a behavior-control device...

I'm not seeing how this constitutes 'paranoia'. It's REAL.

modvd

Paranoia. Yes, those things have happened, but it's more anecdotal that you're portraying. Shoot, even by your own admission a school counselor got in trouble for trying to "help" the kid. That doesn't indicate a systemic problem but an anecdotal problem. You obviously don't understand how scientific theory is taught and what is said about theories of human evolution. And free birth control isn't being forced on anyone rather offered. It's also proven effective as abortions are happening at a slower rate than before Riw v Wade.

I'm curious, have you shared with any of your PhD profs your theories on chemtrails?

modvd

And for the record, it doesn't matter IN THE LEAST if a school counselor or teacher or principal recommends any ADHD/ADD meds for a kid. A doctor has to prescribe those.

WakeUpUS

You intentionally miss my point- The public 'education' system has completely OVERSTEPPED their boundaries and put themselves uninvited into areas that are the business of the FAMILY UNIT- Not the State...

modvd

Yeah, only people who are perpetually victims see it that way. I had school district people make various suggestions to me one way or the other about different things with my kids. Some were good suggestions that I might look at, some were stupid. But they carried no more weight with me other than being a suggestion. I ignored the dumb ones. You should try that sometime.

Colo

Old WakeUp has gone Off the Rails again. Almost as Nutty as resident Racist, JabaBond

WakeUpUS

Old Colo has gone Off the Rails again. Almost as Nutty as resident Racist, MunchMan

James Bond1

COLO..............I know your the resident name-caller.......insulter...........abuser....but what makes you think bad things about me.

WakeUpUS

Just KEEP drinking your FLUORIDE and 'Pay NO attention to those chemical-trails in the air...'

WakeUpUS

SONG OF THE DAY:
'What Did You Learn in School, Little Boy?' (Pete Seeger)

What did you learn in school today,Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that Washington NEVER lies,
I learned that soldiers SELDOM die,
I learned that everybody's FREE,
And that's what the teacher said to me.

That's what I learned in school today- That's what I learned in school.

What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that policemen are my friends,
I learned that justice never ends,
I learned that murderers die for their crimes,
Even if we make a mistake sometimes...

That's what I learned in school today- That's what I learned in school.

What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine?

I learned our Government must be strong;
It's ALWAYS right and never wrong;
Our leaders are the finest men,
And we elect them again and again.

That's what I learned in school today- That's what I learned in school.

What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today, Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that war is NOT so bad;
I learned about the great ones we have had;
We fought in Germany and in France
And someday I might get my chance.

That's what I learned in school today- That's what I learned in school.

Ah, another aging hippie!

JohnQTaxpayer

CNN = Clinton News Network
MSDNC = Must Save Democratic Natl Convention
CIA-NN = 'Nuff said
AABC = Anti-American Broadcasting CO
Yahoo News = Slant All Stories against Trump
The View = 'The Skew'
GMA = Morning Propaganda, America
featuring Clinton-operative and former Chief-of-Staff, George Stephanopolous,
Mika Brezinski- Daughter of Zbignew, founder of Trilateral Commission

WakeUpUS

'Saturday Night Live' makes fake skits mocking Trump for humor. But in REAL LIFE, singer Joy Villa caused the entire Liberal audience to sh*t a brick when she removed her coat at The Grammy's (Sham-my's?), revealing a Red-White & Blue, 'Make America Great Again' TRUMP gown designed by a patriotic Filipino immigrant who loves our Constitution and believes we shouldn't try to change it for people coming into America from the outside. The Liberals 'flipped their wigs!' While she's not she's not the world's greatest singer, millions of people purchased her album, which went from 524,000th place on Amazon, to #3 overnight after she shared her support for our new President and his promised reforms in a very public way. Her bravery was impressive.

Colo

Fake Story

survivor

Colo - Curious...exactly what is fake about this story?

modvd

Hey JohnQ did you ever bother to look up the Mexican border?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.