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Oil claims

When gasoline prices are increased, big oil claims it’s because of the increased price of crude oil. When crude oil prices go down and gasoline prices do not go down, big oil claims the price of crude oil has nothing or little effect on the gasoline prices. I wonder which is true.

Just do it

In response to the caller in Sunday’s paper, about Colin Kaepernick going to countries that he respects, I agree. He can take Nike with him.

Playing it right

The baseball All-Star game is so much better than the NBA All-Star game and the Pro Bowls in the NFL. It’s competition, it’s a lot more unity, it’s a lot more professional, a lot more fun to watch. The NBA, all it is is like a pickup game at a playground, where it’s easy to score the most points but no defense. It’s a complete joke. All it is is a nice vacation showing us how much money all these rich guys have, and it’s no better than a touch football game. Baseball is doing a good job of giving some good entertainment and showing how professionals play with pride and dignity.

Family plan

Was a question asked, “Would those with children be willing to pay more for their kids to go to school rather than having the elderly pay for their kids?”

Keep your skin

I would never equate tattoos with the type of vocation one might have. However, I would like to remind everyone that tattooed skin is not eligible to be a skin donor.

It’s a riddle

Esther J. Cepeda says kids don’t really need to learn English. That’s just what we need — two languages in this country to divide us even further. If she believes this so much, she should write her column in Spanish and see how many people read it.

No shows

Here’s the deal with equal pay for almost all women’s sports. The WNBA is completely subsidized by the NBA. They do not make money. And when it comes to FIFA, sure, the U.S. women’s team sells out and whatever hosting country will sell out their team, but even look at the bronze game on Saturday. There couldn’t have been 15,000 people in that stadium, and if it had been a men’s game, it would have been full.

The bright side

Hey, no worries about unoccupied/abandoned houses in St Joe. They’re burning every week.

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aj0201

Reporter: “Mr. President, your administration has seen unprecedented turnover. Key position have never been filled. Cabinet members are leaving. We’ve bee 7 months without a confirmed Secretary of Defense, the longest such time for that position in our history. How do you account for this?” ////President Trump: “you have to understand, we’re doing ok. Glad says we’re right on sche...I mean, wait, what I mean is, we’re doing fine. FAKE NEWS!”

aj0201

Vlad

James Bond1

Yes Mr. President, no past President has encountered the negative, anti-American attack that you have received from the socialist-democrat army that has gone to extremes to destroy anything you ever attempt to do for this country.

JohnQTaxpayer

Two Leftist BS artists- 'Aj & the Lumberjack'... [whistling][love]

I'maLumberjack...

Yeah. Great democracy you have there. So much for a "government of the people, by the people, for the people". The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District ruled on July 8 that Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft acted without legal authority when blocked circulation of a referendum petition seeking force a statewide vote on a new Missouri law criminalizing most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, with no exception for rape or incest. The three-judge panel ordered Ashcroft to continue the process for allowing the petition to be circulated. The Republican-controlled General Assembly passed the highly restrictive abortion measure, House Bill 126, on the last day of the 2019 legislative session, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson signed it into law a week later. Shortly thereafter, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a referendum petition on the measure. A referendum petition stops a measure passed by the legislature and signed by the governor from taking effect until and unless it is approved by Missouri voters. Ashcroft rejected the ACLU’s petition, claiming it was unconstitutional since part of HB 126 was subject to an emergency clause and became law immediately upon being signed by the governor instead of the usual Aug. 28 effective date for new laws. Although the Missouri Constitution generally prohibits referenda on laws that have already taken effect, the state Supreme Court ruled nearly a century ago that lawmakers cannot thwart a referendum petition by including an emergency clause, which the Senate sponsor of HB 126 publicly admitted was the intent in this instance. While acknowledging the court’s precedent, Ashcroft said within his power to determine if the HB 126 emergency clause is valid. However, the appellate court said that since Ashcroft’s authority was limited to merely ensuring that the petition is in the correct form, it wasn’t within his power to reject the petition based on the inclusion of an emergency clause. Ashcroft can still appeal to the state Supreme Court, but even if the western district ruling stands, the future of the petition remains uncertain given the ever-tightening timeframe for collecting the more than 100,000 signatures from registered voters needed to suspend HB 126 and put it on the November 2020 ballot. The deadline for turning in signatures is Aug. 28, but HB 126 opponents can’t begin circulating the petition until Ashcroft approves ballot language for it, which he has yet to do. If Ashcroft drafts ballot language slanted in favor of HB 126 supporters, it could force another round of litigation, further delaying signature collection.

aj0201

Proof that we’re moving toward fascism? Look no further than Trump’s “social media summit” and associated comments.

JohnQTaxpayer

None of that is 'Proof'. You are intentionally spreading delusion.

aj0201

Watch the YouTube video “Dreams of my Real Fascist,” by the REAL Bob Dylan. 🤣🤣🤣

zzsnot303

You Tube...the utmost in truth..RIGHT

B4

"If fascism ever comes to America it will come in the name of liberalism" ~ Ronald Reagan

aj0201

Reagan was wrong. The definition of fascism is that it is on the far right of the political spectrum. Anyone spending even a moment studying this could see that.

aj0201

Reagan but here’s a quote by Sinclair Lewis.

aj0201

Butchered that should say

James Bond1

Anyone looking at that will NOT believe that. Ronald Reagan was a pretty bright guy and a unknown citizen such as aj0201 has not served up any facts or logic to the contrary.

JohnQTaxpayer

Aj is a Leftist BA artist posing as a capitalist 'Christian'. But not very well. [huh]

JohnQTaxpayer

'BS artist' I meant

aj0201

It’s really easy to look up James. Even a school kid could figure this one out. Beyond your abilities apparently.

James Bond1

Lets see should we move toward fascism or move toward socialism. Well, I guess the direction is not a question...……….no reasonable American would choose socialism. capitalism will be just fine...….so lets head that way.

aj0201

Except we’re moving toward fascism.

beelog

Hate---Psychology Today---Hate says everything about the hater, and nothing about the hated. Interesting.

Colo

Like Republicans hate everyone & everything

jdw64485

You and liberals hate unborn babies.

beelog

bright side---(abandoned houses)--controlled demolition with clean-up would be a better option, but I see your point.

beelog

No shows---despite the bend-over efforts of the media, women's sports just don't draw the crowds. It is similar to Major League versus the Minor Leagues. If you have a choice as to which to spend your money on, you'll go for the real thing.

Colo

Bee... it’s R Hilarious how often you are Wrong!! This Ladies team had Much Higher viewership than the Men’s team!! And it’s Only getting Better every time they play!!

zzsnot303

cmon now, beelog is neverrrrrr wrong

popski

Viewership has nothing to do with team revenues. Attendance at their stadium does. Would you care to compare game attendance at the stadiums?

beelog

It's a riddle---Her column was similar to what I would expect from Ilhan Omar or Ocasio-cortez.

aj0201

In what way? I didn’t see anything that said what the caller said. I saw a simple request for respect to be shown. What is it to you if two people are speaking Spanish to one another?

Colo

It’s Hilarious hope Afraid 😱 Republicans are of AOC

zzsnot303

Nobody is afraid of that loudmouth nutcase

jdw64485

Wrong conservatives are not afraid of AOC. We just have more respect for our Country. And real President Trump

zzsnot303

yup, yup

zzsnot303

WOW.. R. KelIy n hot water again....i

Colo

Similar type of man as Trump & Epstein

zzsnot303

..and Colo... takes one to know one

beelog

Playing it right---Caller, I agree. The baseball all-stars play with intensity, and the pitching normally dominates. It is the only all-star game I watch.

Colo

NBA is Fantastic

zzsnot303

basketball is stupid

aj0201

You must have watched from the stands in high school. More likely you were home alone.

popski

Basketball is great...not stupid. If you don't care for basketball, that's your right. However, to call an entire sport "stupid" is asinine, simply because you don't care for it...

aj0201

Why are they stupid? The game is great! The play is again on a high level and it’s fun to watch. Methinks you’re just upset with how many African Americans there are vs whites.

aj0201

For instance, Steph Curry may be the greatest pure shooter in the history of the league. A great family man and professing Christian.

JohnQTaxpayer

Aj believes since there will always be people who murder their fetus, that it's 'fascist' for the government to try & stop it using laws... [tongue_smile][whistling]

zzsnot303

get ball, dribble down court, shoot, rebound, run back down court...over and over...STUPID

beelog

just do it----Kaepernick is grandstanding. He likes attention. Let him go wherever he likes---maybe he'll decide to stay.

James Bond1

do you think there is a country that would have him...……………..?

Colo

Yes Jaba... AMERICA!!

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aj0201

So James laments using the “n” word and that comment stands. Calling him a racist for his desire to use that word is deleted? Got it.

Colo

Meanwhile the Republican Governor of Arizona is Eating his words & inviting Nike to the state

cats_pajamas

I have exciting news to share. I have been contacted by Nike for a job position with them. They said with my two advanced degrees, one in transgender studies and the other in anti-American journalism, I was the perfect candidate. Wish me luck!

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Well, that IS good news. I was going to suggest you check with MU-Columbia and apply for a position in their newly-formed student/staff diversity outreach program.

zzsnot303

good lord, the cat_insanity gets worse. lmao. some dreams are really huge huh

jdw64485

I might be wrong. But I've took cats comment's to be just sarcasm nothing more

zzsnot303

i hope you get that 20 million bonus too

zzsnot303

sure hope so

beelog

Oil claims---it takes months for a drop of crude oil to make it to a local gas station. There are lots of transportation charges, an extensive refinement process, lots of hidden costs. Your local gas station receives an invoice each time they receive a delivery, and the price can vary with every delivery.

Colo

I Love it when Oil Sky rockets !! Stupid Trump is probably going to start a War in the Gulf with Iran when he needs to boost his Approval. Obama was a Real President

zzsnot303

Oburner sucked

James Bond1

Still...……………………………………………………………...

zzsnot303

Oburner is gone, get over it

beelog

JDW---thanks for the thoughts and prayers for my friends undergoing surgery. I've been unable to contact one, but the other came out fine after 8.5 hours of surgery. I even had coffee with him yesterday!

jdw64485

I'll continue praying for them.

jdw64485

I'll continue praying for healing and a speedy recovery

zzsnot303

a notice to immigrants.... California is now extending benefits to YOU. Thinking of moving ???

beelog

California, here they come!

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Like bunching flies in a feedlot

Colo

Tea Billies always attract flies

I'maLumberjack...

You and Mr B still up on that mountain?

Colo

California or Missouri? Hmmm 🙄🙄🤔🤔

zzsnot303

oil claims: don't worry about gas prices, you cannot do anything about it. If you can't afford the gas, stop driving

WakeUpUS

'The Democrat 'Clown-Show' 2020 Election Platform' 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. [tongue_smile][tongue_smile]

B4

Hypocrisy is the central plank of the Democratic party. They surely must want to assist with the re-election of President Trump! #TRUMP2020!

Colo

Republicans Own Hypocrisy... Lying about their Fake Christianity & putting Children in Metal Cages

Colo

Fake Garbage & Lies from Communist Infowars!!! Total Trash & Fake Noise

Colo

MAGA. is Fantastic!!! BEST EVER!!! Microsoft Amazon Google Apple 🍎

WakeUpUS

You're a DISGRACE to America & yourself with your false statements aj0201.

Colo

Stormy Daniels Wuss defends the Pathological Liar

aj0201

It’s a riddle, 3-2-1 til the fascists have something to say.....

WakeUpUS

It’s a riddle, 3-2-1 til the 'fascists' have ANYthing to say..... Because there is no real fascism in America under President Trump, as Aj FALSELY claims. [whistling][tongue_smile]

aj0201

Right on cue.

aj0201

Keep believing that, young Anakin.

B4

If it weren't for double standards, the regressive left wouldn't have any.

Colo

Regressive Republicans!!! Progressive Democrats !!

I'maLumberjack...

Oh come on HM, you know your chosen political party wants to take the US back to the 1950s. Good luck with that.

Colo

More Lying from Stormy Daniels Wuss

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