Go ahead, Democrats, raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, and see how many of your school-aged children come home because they can’t find work after school.
Dumb and dumber
This is a call on the current state of affairs within St. Joe. It’s no better or worse than any other city within our region. It does have one disparaging factor though — it seems to be dumber. It just goes on and on.
A couple questions to the St. Joe school district: Number one: They’re one of the top employers in St. Joe. Why do they not have random drug testing for teachers? And number two: Exactly how much money, and when, do they receive from the Missouri Lottery and where does it go?
Editor’s note: The Missouri Lottery distributed $1.3 million to the St. Joseph School District in the 2018 fiscal year, with the largest amount ($673,345), going to transportation services. Information on the school district website shows that 46 percent of its funding comes from local sources, with 40 percent coming from state aid (including lottery revenue) and the rest from federal or county sources.
Lots of respect
About the officers in Starbucks in Arizona, I personally feel very comforted by the presence of police officers. They put their lives between us and the bad guys every day and I have a lot of respect for law enforcement, all law enforcement, just like the military.
I saw some young ladies dressed in sleeveless formals at a wedding. Their bodies were covered in huge, ugly tattoos and body piercings. I thought to myself, formals are for people with refinement. Why didn’t they show up wearing cut-offs and flip-flops? One of them operates the tilt-a-whirl at a carnival. Well, at least she looks the part. What is this world coming to?
FYI, the citizenship question was always on the Census papers until Barack Obama became president. He had it removed. I guess to get more illegals in here to vote, because they no longer ask that question. It should be put back on the Census.
Editor’s note: A citizenship question has not been asked directly on the short forms filled out by all Americans, since the 1950 Census. The question was asked on the long forms and American Community Surveys, which both go to a smaller survey sample, until 2010.
Main Street, from Market to St. Paul streets, is not a street, it’s a series of ckuckholes. I’ve complained to the city and it doesn’t seem to do a bit of good.
While I’m sure it is a common practice for the Fourth of July, I cannot believe that parents are allowing children to play with fireworks in the streets of St. Joe, especially in the wake of the high-speed drivers that we have here, who could not care less what rate of speed they drive in any part of the city. I’m sure that there’s some place safer that you can allow your children to play other than in the streets.