Many suffer

Politicians love to tell you that for the good of many, a few must suffer. But in reality, it always turns out that for the good of a few, many of us suffer. While I agree government has to stay in a tangible chain to take care of us, we all know who would go into the bunkers if a nuclear attack came. The elite. The ones who have profited financially instead of actually looking out for the common good of those who can’t fend for themselves. Missing masks?

I was looking at the front page of the paper, the picture of the old fogies at the Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Center playing cards, and I don’t see one mask on.

Editor’s note: The photo caption notes that this was a file image taken before the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.

Photo critique

How dare you people make Josh Hawley with the faked up photo look like the savior of the planet and the GOP? Looks like he’s got a halo around his head. Shame on you people.

Box scores, please

Since people aren’t allowed to go to the high school basketball games this year, it would be nice if you could put the box scores in the paper so we know how the kids are doing. I know other people have called about this and I just wonder why the News-Press isn’t doing it.

Backyard view

You know, I am truly sorry that some of you people can’t see any further than your own backyard. I see the whole world go by from my doorstep.


I would like to remind everyone of something. It does not matter what country, what leader, anywhere on this planet: rules are always for the ruled, not the rulers.

Out of business

I see we have a ninth mutation of the coronavirus. Viruses mutate, and they usually mutate themselves right out of existence. So I predict that this so-called “pandemic” will be over before too long.

Hawley’s moves

Josh Hawley seems to want to turn America into Venezuela by overturning the votes of Americans. America will not become a dictatorship. Hawley should resign.

Back on

I’d like to thank all the Evergy technicians that help so many people in St. Joseph, and also go all over the United States, for their help in getting our lights back on.

Wake up

Up until the end of the 19th century, the 20th century, and into the 21st century, people died in great numbers of smallpox, whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, measles, and it was all stopped by vaccinations. Now there’s people running around saying, “I don’t want to get a vaccination cuz it might do this or that.” They better wake up and get vaccinated.

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Newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a staunch Trump supporter, says the state's "elections should be decertified." Asked if that applied to her election on the same ballot, she said, "We're just talking about the President's race."

MAGA! A basket full of Stable Geniuses.


The resolve of the congressional republicans will be interesting to watch in light of this phone call. How are the local Trumpers going to defend this?

the drivel from munchgirl actually is funnier than the DC related "talking mouth' of AJ which is SO totally boring


Feel free to ignore my posts.

it's comical to watch stupidity in action.. mucho better than NFL games even.. lmao


So, we find out that the President called the SecState of Georgia to get him to “recalculate” the count in Georgia to give him the win in that state. You want fraud? Here it is. What’s more is that the biggest defense from Trumpers isn’t the content of the call, but whether or not making that call public was legal. Unbelievable.

(boring, boring rehash) . usual for 'ole lonesome AJ....


It’s over.....

(CNN) -- All 10 living former US Defense secretaries declared that the US presidential election is over in a forceful public letter published in The Washington Post on Sunday as President Donald Trump continues to deny his election loss to Joe Biden.

The letter -- signed by Dick Cheney, James Mattis, Mark Esper, Leon Panetta, Donald Rumsfeld, William Cohen, Chuck Hagel, Robert Gates, William Perry and Ashton Carter -- amounts to a remarkable show of force against Trump's subversion efforts just days before Congress is set to count Electoral College votes.

... yet another repost from AJ... guess not enough people noticed him, so he continually REposts already seen garbage...sad to see such insecurity in oneself..


That's an interesting thought, but usually I post something in the evening that i've seen on twitter or the news. Then in the morning, when it'd be more difficult to find on those platforms, I can easily find it here and re-post it. Funny you find it so troubling.


Prosperity is not dependent on politicians. The average person getting up and going to work each day to provide for their families creates prosperity.


One of the things that made this country great was a fair and honest election system. Only Communist/Socialist nations have rigged elections. What we witnessed in this year's election is similar to votes in China or Russia. Is that what we want here?


Look at the dilemma faced by political polling organizations. They must now find ways to determine intent of people who don't even exist.


Naw. The bigger issue is to determine the intent of people so gullible and willing to engage in cult like behavior and believe every conspiracy theory thrown at them. Critical thinking is not highly valued in the Party of Trump.

elections come and elections go... i don't watch every day.. winners and losers... i hear all the hub-bub from DC.. so far, i have seen NO tangible proof of election in Missouri, i say "SHOW ME" . otherwise. it is what it is

Lies and their perpetuation, Georgia a perfect example. Truth is not a thing a trumpkin can embrace.


Many suffer---Those at the Senior Center you refer to as "old fogies" are the people who made this country prosper. They worked, they earned, and they payed taxes. They did not sit around waiting for someone to take care of them. Your criticism is misplaced.


A recent Pew Research poll reports young American adults, age 18 to 29, favor a federal government funded Universal Basic Income (UBI) of $1,000 per month. Majorities of Black (73%) and Hispanic adults (63%) favor the government providing a UBI, compared with 35% of White adults. As for "old fogies," 72% of those 65 and older oppose the proposal, while just 26% are in favor.


Milton Friedman was in favor of a negative income tax, not far from a UBI. Old fogies not doubt suffer from knowing that they will benefit the least. That thinking is related to the thinking of those fogies who don't think they should have to pay for public schools. They've forgotten the benefit they had and don't want to be invested in their community.


It should be noted that overall, about 54% oppose the UBI. A relatively narrow margin that may change in the near future.


And it bears repeating, two out of every three young American adults and three of every four Black American adults of all ages favor the federal government providing them with a basic monthly income irrespective of their employment status.


And that number would likely increase among old fogies if a Friedman version of a negative income tax program were to be proposed again.


The Friedman proposal dates to the 1960's, six decades ago, and never gained traction in any economic planning circle. The EITC enacted in the 70's and enhanced by subsequent legislation could be considered a very distant cousin, but certainly isn't the UBI envisioned by leaders of todays Democrat Socialist Party. Why would "old fogies" favor a UBI and the accompanying super-inflation that would dilute the Social Security benefits our generations worked for? It makes no sense which probably accounts for its popularity with the "gimme" millennials, Gen Z and the generational poverty class component of the Democrat voter base.


Nixon tried to get a modified version going, but it lost traction. You should read up on the Friedman idea. It’s not bad and replaces a lot of other welfare. Gives people a choice in how they will spend those dollars and eliminates the welfare trap. Work is incentivized. As for a modern UBI, I know what I’d do with that money. It’d be making me more money.


Exemption---it is the Golden Rule---he who has the gold makes the rules.


Hawley's moves---There was fraud on a large scale during this past election. Hawley is working to see it doesn't happen in the future. It is Third World countries which have "rigged" elections.


Wake up--the opposition to the virus is political. Democrats were afraid Trump would get credit (as he should) and warned people it might not be safe. Those Democrats were first in line for the shots.


out of business--Regarding the virus--no doubt Joe Biden will wave a magic wand and the virus will disappear.

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