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Local Tax Conundrum II

In our county budget considerations, another choice facing us is how to deal with the continuation of services added recently at low cost but now moving to maturity. It is an old budget ploy to begin a project with a “test” at a prototype (small) level requiring ... Continue reading

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Economic Delusions

We are constantly reminded in this space of the narrow minds represented by some who post here. When addressing Mr. Obama’s accomplishments (and there are many) we reserve our deepest opprobrium for those who suggest that the bill will come due. One of the responsibilities of the ... Continue reading

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Local Tax Conundrum I

In our county budget considerations, one of the choices facing us deals with the continuation of services formerly supported with money from the federal and /or state government. Over the last decade or more, both governments have been providing significant funding to our local government. These funds ... Continue reading

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roundabouts

It seems as though people lose all common sense and composure when approaching a roundabout. If there are multiple directions, please use the same rules as if you were at a stop sign. If you are going to be making a turn, left or right, please signal ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks desperately need breakaway running back

The Kansas Jayhawks need a running back that will be on SportsCenter in 2010. Yeah, I know. Athletes shouldn't strive to make it on the nightly highlights show. And many times, the most crucial plays of the game — and overlooked efforts in the game — never ... Continue reading

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Thought-A-Lyzing in Swampyville

Any Politician caught using Common Sense will be banished from their Party! Swampyville@blogspot.com Continue reading

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They Might Be Giants Kids’ Entertainment at least 40% off

One of my favorite DVDs for my kids is They Might Be Giants Here Come the ABCs . The kids love it and frankly, I find it absolutely hysterical. It is all of clever wit of They Might Be Giants in an educational format for kids. I ... Continue reading

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Running reds, seeing red

First, a theory: Nothing cyclists do upsets motorists — and, heck, pedestrians, motorcyclists and, for all I know, RVers, scooterers and mo-pedophiles — more than running traffic signals. Now, feel free to disagree, and if you do, please, by all means, let me know about it in ... Continue reading

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Tea Party Accuses NAACP of Bigotry; Asks IRS to Review Tax Exempt Status

The St. Louis Tea Party has responded to the NAACP's resolution accusing the Tea Party movement of promoting racism. They have approved the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Resolution and sent it to the NAACP. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/16/i_know_you_are1.png St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Resolution July 12, 2010 Whereas, the ... Continue reading

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With Big 12 football media days looming, several storylines taking shape

Big 12-wise, this is a rather slow time of the year without anything in season. A few things are in season for me, however, like baseball (How about those Rangers? Now that I said that, the Angels will probably win the division), Friday Night Lights (my favorite ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bend, by, descend, flat, rail, tail, that, try. The Coin! By L. Don Oliver Hearing the mourning of a train, before it rounded the ____; Standing next to the tracks, ... Continue reading

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Has Stimulus Failed? Take Two

The newly elected president was left with an economic mess. The bad policies of the previous administration and unwisely taking the country to war had left the economy in trouble, with high unemployment and declining GNP. The new president decided to implement a drastic change in economic ... Continue reading

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Wishful thinking

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/15/blowoutreventerCAMeronNautronix_NAsmux.jpg I wish BP was more transparent about the planning, review, and technical processes for sealing the well. It is unthinkable in 85 days the oil flow from a 21 inch pipe has killed the ocean's plankton, the key food source for marine life; annihilated America's most ... Continue reading

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Split Lip Rayfield on Adult Swim

So...Split Lip Rayfield is going to be on a cartoon about a bunch of redneck squids. Evidently, there's going to be some sort of Squidbillies musical on Sunday night, featuring a slew of fantastic folk acts. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I saw Split Lip Rayfield's ... Continue reading

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Taking it Easy, Keeping Cool, Remaining E less.

So we're stuck inside; that's if we're one of the lucky ones. For those who are forced to work outside on a day such as this, you have my deepest sympathies. Lemonade stand anyone? Word spread through the Internet grapevine of a 'cool' game being played at ... Continue reading

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7th Generation, Pampers, Huggies and Luvs 50% off at Amazon and Free Shipping

Amazon currently has 30% off Select Brands of Diapers when you use their "Subscribe & Save" service. Order the diapers with Subscribe & Save, get free two day shipping and then cancel the service if you do not want to continue receiving diapers at regular intervals. I ... Continue reading

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Knowledge of Sales Trends Can Help Save You Money

In my Sunday blog post I noted the presence of “Back to School” sales. I also mentioned that I thought they would get better by the first of August and that waiting just a little longer would benefit everyone in search of true savings on back to ... Continue reading

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Loss

I wrote once before about this but I think it worth mentioning again. Because of my sorted past I receive daily casualty reports from our various wars. In the last week or so casualty rates have gone up significantly. Anybody see a daily casualty count on the ... Continue reading

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Good Electronic shows coming up in September

September will be poppin off correctly with a nice electic lineup of ill electronic artists makin their way through Lawrence and KC. Check out the acts if you are unfamiliar because these shows are gonna be FIRE!!! The Floozies Malah Thursday, September 2nd The Bottleneck STS9 Ghostland ... Continue reading

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Next Winter Memories

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/13/IMG_7085-1.jpg Some summer days are good enough for a next winter memory. Monday was such a day. Six months from now the Holidays are over with family and friends hunkered down., not venturing out because of snow or ice or cold wind. I will be contemplating summer, ... Continue reading