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It doesn’t stick

Talk about a shocker. I was conversing with a couple of young friends and made the remark that the idea of Velcro was made from the weed, cockleburs. The response, “What is that?” took me by surprise. They really didn’t know. Has that weed been made obsolete so long ago? My, how time flies.

Leave camp

Well, it seems even with the queen’s help, the politicians and their lawyers have figured out a way to keep the British subjects from leaving the EU. That’s sad, but we found so much of that going on in our own country.

Serenity

In response to “Dazed and confused”: Why should President Donald Trump worry about a hurricane? He can’t do anything about it. He can’t tell it to change its course, he can’t tell it not to hit our country … so what’s he supposed to do? We’re supposed to panic over things he can’t change?

Battery bailout

Please write your congressperson to stop the taxpayer subsidies for buying electric cars such as Teslas. Every time a wealthy person buys one, about 9 percent of the cost is paid with government tax dollars. You know, Elon Musk is already a billionaire. Why is the middle class subsidizing his cars? Until they can compete on the same playing field as gasoline-powered cars, they should cost much more and not be something the poor subsidize for the rich.

No new taxes

It looks like St. Joseph’s sewer king, former Mayor Bill Falkner, is at it again. Does he want more and new taxes? If this tax is necessary, earmark what it is going to be used for. Don’t add a tax for tax’s sake; have a sunset on it, don’t collect it forever and then waste it lining the congressmen’s pockets. P.S. I am against all taxes.

Editor’s note: Falker is a member of the Missouri House, not the mayor of St. Joseph. A state sales tax for online purchases is a matter of public policy debate, but there is no evidence it would personally enrich elected officials.

Eight and up

You know, when I went to school, way back when, I went to eighth grade in high school. It was eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th. We didn’t have a middle school and it worked out just fine. Why talk about closing the high schools instead of the middle schools? Maybe that would be the solution. There’s nothing wrong with an eighth-grader going to high school.

Grabby hands

Social Security is for those who have paid into it. Don’t be surprised what the government can do. Last year, I received a letter from Social Security stating how much I was going to receive. Because my investments had made some money, they decided to take $200 from my check. I am 86 years old, and worked until I was 76. Trump will do anything. Bet they wouldn’t take anything from him, so keep your mitts off.

(103) comments

aj0201

“While @BarackObama is slashing the military, he is also negotiating with our sworn enemy the Taliban--who facilitated 9/11....” Donald Trump Twitter.

Key difference is Obama didn’t invite the Taliban to Camp David.

zzsnot303

big fricken deal

aj0201

Snappy response.

aj0201

This just in: Mexico to build a wall on their northern border to keep the Taliban that Trump invites to the US from invading their country. Says the US military is going to pay for it.

Colo

Well it’s Official.... Trump will even Lie about the Weather!! What a Moron!

JohnQTaxpayer

Two words- Al Gore.

beelog

Kamala Harris---"great comment", now becomes "I didn't hear it". Yeah, right!

aj0201

No doubt she’ll get a Sharpie out and diagram it for us. That seems to explain all things these days.

zzsnot303

if you loan her your sharpie....

aj0201

I ordered mine from the White House. She can have it.

zzsnot303

Kamala Harris, just another Democrat flake, a LOSER sinking in the polls

Colo

Lying Donnie Dementia is surging in polls.... the poll on his Disapproval Rating!!

zzsnot303

you only wish it

Colo

64%

zzsnot303

watch the number of Democrat failures to drop out after Iowa, and New Hampshire

Colo

You mean like the 20 so called Republicans did in 2016 ?

Colo

She’s great.... I met her a month ago & hopefully she will be the VP candidate. She will destroy closet boy Pence in a debate

zzsnot303

you met the queen of England also, right ? liar liar liar

zzsnot303

no chance at all

beelog

No new taxes---Everyone understands that a certain of tax dollars are necessary to fund civic requirements. The problem is in what many elected officials consider "necessary". Too many elected officials can't stand the fact they citizens (the "little people") have some money in their pockets which they could waste on boondoggles.

zzsnot303

nothing changes....it's been this way forever and even Jesus (aj) can't change it

zzsnot303

boondoggle...Sint Joe serer taxes..the city didn't know who/how many users a couple years ago, and they still don't know...great city employees and procedures..DUMB

beelog

Eight and up--Just wait, education is always prepared and eager to jump on the "next new theory". It is only a matter of time until the "next new theory" decides middle school are unnecessary.

WrightWinger

The Democrat Socialists promise everyone a government guaranteed income, who will need a stinkin' education?

aj0201

Milton Friedman supported a universal basic income in the US. Not a democrat socialist.

WrightWinger

"The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem"...M. Friedman

aj0201

Doesn’t change his support of UBI.

WrightWinger

Friedman's concept for a UBI was a negative income tax for wage earners, not for the chronically unemployed. His idea WAS realized in the Nixon years with formulation of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But, like Friedman's UBI, it applied to wage earners, not habitually dependent welfare recipients. EITC benefits have been substantially increased over the years since enacted and is widely held to be successful in encouraging work over welfare. Fraud, presently about 30% of the cost, is a problem IRS has been unable to resolve.

aj0201

“We should replace the ragbag of specific welfare programs with a single comprehensive program of income supplements in cash — a negative income tax. It would provide an assured minimum to all persons in need, regardless of the reasons for their need…A negative income tax provides comprehensive reform which would do more efficiently and humanely what our present welfare system does so inefficiently and inhumanely.”. Milton Friedman.

Colo

The Communist Republicans are handing out Trump Socialist Farm Payoffs to Counter his appalling failure & blunders in his Trade War

zzsnot303

farm subsidies have been around forever, including the Obummer years

Colo

Wrong again zsnot... These are Flat Out Socialist Payoffs!! Not covered by any law passed by Congress... Just Trump Socialist Bribery!!

zzsnot303

key to it..persons in need, verifiable (not to include drug dealers with "no taxable income")

zzsnot303

the library entertains drag queens, now Missouri Western may be asked to cater to transgenders gripes...

Colo

I’m sure the Bigots will whine & Cry 😭

zzsnot303

the Dems have been crying tears for 3 years now..nobody cares

zzsnot303

colo..do more research..farm/land subsidies been around forever

Colo

Bee..., you’re often Confused

Colo

Republican Communist Socialists are handing Farmers a 2nd Socialism payment soon!!

beelog

Eigth

beelog

It doesn't stick---(cockleburs)--there aren't as many as there used to be, but they are still around. If those young people were millennials, I'm surprised since they think they know everything!

beelog

Chick-fil-a: A great restaurant, loved by many, but despised by the perpetually offended. No one is forced to eat there. If you oppose the beliefs of the owners, do not frequent the restaurant, don't go around whining that they didn't cave in to you ridiculous preferences. Grow up.

jdw64485

Great comment.

zzsnot303

open the door and tell 'em they are free to leave

Colo

Chick Grease fil a is just another Garbage fast food dive serving High fat, high Salt & Sugar to the Unhealthiest & Poorly Educated segment of society!! Diabetes trap!

zzsnot303

liberals, take note: China and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold high-level talks in early October in Washington, the first in-person discussions since a failed U.S.-China trade meeting at the end of July.

Colo

Communist Republicans take note.... Pathological Lying Dementia Trump has played the “We’re Negotiating” Phony Story Dozens of Times to manipulate the markets

zzsnot303

Colo attempts to manipulate a forum where nobody gives him the time of day..Pathetic

Colo

Getting under your skin is Hilarious!!

aj0201

So the plan was on 9/8/19, three days before 9/11, President Trump was going to secretly meet with members of the Taliban at Camp David. Those people should not be anywhere near this country on or about 9/11.

zzsnot303

enlighten us, God, ..what news channel had that bit of info ?

aj0201

Trump’s Twitter account

aj0201

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?“. Donald Trump Twitter

beelog

Any agreement made with "infidels" is written in sand in the eyes of the people in these middle eastern countries. They only make deals favorable to themselves until such time it becomes unfavorable, then they allow the wind to erase the agreement.

aj0201

Ok. So knowing that, why did Trump secretly invite them here the week of 9/11?

REM541

Well if they only make deals that favor only them, trump and the Taliban have a lot in common.

popski

So...you're opposed to a president trying to use diplomacy with our enemies rather than war? Hmmm..

zzsnot303

aj opposes Trump on a daily basis..no matter what the subject is..always anti-aj

zzsnot303

thinkin they must be Omar's relatives...

aj0201

I oppose having the taliban present in this country the week of 9/11. Well, anytime. Force them to a neutral site.

aj0201

Nice try trying to put words in my mouth popski.

Colo

Trump isn’t mentally stable enough for meetings with the Taliban

zzsnot303

pull our troops out and let them do whatever they want

Colo

Communist Republicans whined 😭😭 & Cried when Real President Obama wanted to speak with American enemies

zzsnot303

Obummer was never real..just a give-away president

Colo

Presidential Historians have Ranked Real President Obama in the Top 10 Best Presidents Ever!!! Trump obviously is Last. Remember, Obama Caught Bin Laden while Republicans caught Dysentery!! Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize!! That really chaffed Sour Republicans!!

Colo

Like Bush & Cheney did on 9/11/2001?? Brilliant zz

jdw64485

If it's a secret jow fo you know

aj0201

The President said so. Try reading a bit jdw.

jdw64485

I'm retired I don't have time to just sit and read.

aj0201

My 7:09 am comment quoted the President’s twitter comment jdw. I know you have time to read the comments here.

REM541

Surely not. The republicans won't let a terrorist on US soil. Why they don't even want them here to go on trial.

Colo

I wonder if Lying Trump will “Fall in Love” & exchange “Love letters” with Taliban leaders? 🤥🤡🙄😆

zzsnot303

bet Trump would adore a love letter from Colo...hahaha

James Bond1

They won't be...……………………..!

Colo

Trump is such an Ignorant Clown that has been totally Duped by China & N Korea that I won’t be surprised if the Liar in Thief doesn’t do the same with the Taliban!!

zzsnot303

colo is such an Ignorant Clown that has been totally Duped by the lowlife liberals, of course meeting the presidents of every country..just ask the buffoon liar

Colo

Zoonotic.... I met Lying Trump Many Times years ago. He was always known as a Pathological Liar back then. I would tell you who introduced me to him, but it would really Ruin your Year!! Hahahahaha.... Also met both Clintons, President Obama, VP Biden who I drive for when he’s in the mountains, Kamala, Cory Booker, Michael Bennet, & Kristen Hillibrand..... It’s been an exceptionally Fun summer!!

aj0201

Serenity... the King of Israel, Second Coming Of God had no concern at this point of a hurricane. At this point it’s that Washington Jesus doesn’t like being corrected.

zzsnot303

the hurricane, like it not, wasn't a duty of the President..oh, , the only Jesus i see, is aj0201..live, and local too !!

aj0201

Why is he still talking about it then? He’s so desperate to prove himself correct that he has lost what little focus he had for anything else.

beelog

aj--I'm beginning to think you are opposed to President Trump!! I would suggest you not vote for him next election, no one will force you. [rolleyes]

aj0201

Brilliant insight.

James Bond1

beelog……………...you're very kind to aj0201...………………...he does need such help.

Colo

Then WHY did Lying Dysfunctional Donnie Totally Lie & continue to Lie to America about the path of the Hurricane including 9 More Fake Tweets this week?? His Fake Magic Marker map 🗺 was PRICELESS!!

zzsnot303

Trump is copying your style Colo..investigate, cry cry, sue !!!!

Colo

Then why did Trump go on TV & make False statements about the path of Hurricane Dorian?

zzsnot303

being brainwashed must be fun for you aj

REM541

Seems like strumpets !Joe being brainwashed, doubles their IQ.

Sociallyunacceptable

You're assuming he has a functioning brain.

James Bond1

Ah ha...……………..it makes sense.

Colo

We all know, Trump has Serious Mental Health Issues & is a Pathological Liar

Colo

Being Brainwashed to Believe a Pathological Liar must be fun for GOP Communists

zzsnot303

colo..are you still in that mental ward ? or is it just a Democratic rumor ?

Colo

Wow.... seeing Zsnot so triggered & upset is making my day!! Really Funny

zzsnot303

bashing Trump is fun for you, bashing you is fun for me...get over it crybaby

beelog

AJ---that's becoming beyond boring. Trying to make something serious out of a joke (ad nauseum) is a stretch in any area of debate.

aj0201

Show me where he said it’s a joke and I’ll stop.

zzsnot303

aj stop?? no comment

Colo

The Worst thing about Trumps Lying, “Even about the weather” is that if & when there’s another weather emergency, & Dysfunctional Donnie goes on Trump TV, aka Fake Fox noise, is that 70% of America Will know not to Believe anything he says & the other 30% is so Poorly Educated, that they won’t care!

aj0201

I’ll gladly stop with the messianic stuff. Show me where he said it was a joke.

jdw64485

aj, Why should conservatives stop. All you will do is make up something else to insult our great real President Trump.

aj0201

Jdw, go back and read the comments (time permitting from your busy life). I have asked “conservative” to stop anything. And show me where I’ve made anything up to insult our terrible President.

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