Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Test your knowledge of the Constitution and Historywith this simple multiple choice test.
Select which of the words or phrases does not appear in the Constitution:
A) Health care B) Right to Privacy C) Separation of Church and State D) To each according to their needs E) A & D
The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees the right of:
A) Welfare B) absorbent paper towels C) Illegal immigration D) equal protection to all citizens
The Fourth Amendment guarantees the Right of the People to:
A) a bailout B) Social Security C) their persons, houses, papers, and effects D) Assemble
The Original Tea Party was a gripe over:
A) Bush Derangement Syndrome B) Taxes C) School Vouchers D) Big Dig E) The Stimulus
When the Liberals speak of letting a woman choose, do they mean they can choose to:
A) None of the following B) have a Down’s baby C) promise to honor and obey D) buy a gun E) vote Conservative
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Turning to the 5th District congressional race, we have the returning long shot running against the incumbent. Jacob Turk is running for the third time. He is a conservative Republican and has been consistant in his positions. He has held no previous political office; per his biography he has been both employee and owner in the business world.
That's the basics of these two races.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
KC man beaten, tied up, robbed during home invasion
Two robbers armed with a handgun and crowbar barged into a Kansas City apartment Tuesday night and beat and tied up a 19-year-old man.
The robbers stole three televisions, two laptops, cash, jewelry and other electronics. The victim suffered severe swelling to his head, forehead and mouth.
The victim told police he was home in the 10300 block of Hillcrest Road about 8:35 p.m. playing a video game when someone knocked on his door. He looked through the peephole, but could only see the back of a man’s head. When he opened the door to get a better look, two armed men forced their way inside. One suspect hit the victim with a crowbar on his head, and they tied him up with plastic zip-ties. They hit and kicked him in the face then covered him on the floor with a blanket as they ransacked the home.
The victim’s girlfriend came home about 15 minutes later and found her boyfriend covered in blood. She called police.
and many are dismayed at how the city has been run and the direction things are going. However, the field has become very crowded, which is a help to Funkhouser, and he has the incumbent's advantage of name recognition. One thing is for sure, with at least four viable candidates (Funk, Burke, James, Hermann), the mayor's race will be very intense through the primary in February 2011.
Monday, October 18, 2010
The full headline is "Thieves apologize for mistaken break-in, but still take woman's rings and cell phone." Here's the story:
Four men who barged into a woman’s Kansas City apartment Sunday afternoon apologized because it apparently was the wrong home.
The mistake did not prevent them from stealing from the 41-year-old woman, who had been preparing lunch when her front door was kicked in at 1:20 p.m.
A gunman charged at her, screamed for her to get on the floor and pointed a handgun. Another man carried a crowbar into the residence in the 1500 block of E. 97th Street.
“Where is he?” the gunman yelled. The woman replied she didn’t know what he was talking about.
The gunman repeatedly demanded the location of “the money and the weed,” but the woman kept telling him she didn’t understand and that he must have had the wrong place.
The gunman asked who else was there and escorted the woman to her 11-year-old son’s room, where the boy was hiding under his bed.
“You’re cool, lil’ dude,” the gunman told him.
One suspect tried to take the boy’s video game system, but another suspect told him “not to take the kid’s games,” according to police reports.
Before fleeing, the gunman stole the woman’s rings and cell phone, saying, “I’m sorry.”
Feel free to comment on the Star's story. Please to avoid profanity and offensive language. Thank you. In the meantime, Kansas City Star, restore the comment icon to its rightful place in all stories, not just sports articles.
One of several Propositions and constitution changes on the ballot November 2 (a mere 15 days away!) for Missouri voters, Proposition B proposes to make stricter regulations for Missouri's animal breeding operations. For some reason, Missouri is a hot bed of dog breeding. I have heard estimates of 30% of pure bred dogs are bred in Missouri. Missouri has also generated some very bad dog breeders who overbreed, crowd and generally treat their animals very badly. Thus this proposition, generated through the petition system, to attempt to strengthen Missouri law and make breeders treat their animals better.
Instinctively, I want to support this Proposition. However, my instinct is tempered with the knowledge that it is yet more government regulation and interference with the commerce and activity of the people. If you read the "Anti B" folks, they see the law as overly strict, running family owned "underfoot" (meaning pups are kept in the home) breeders out of business but not doing anything for the unlicensed "assembly line breeder". People against Prop B feel that current law is sufficient but needs more enforcement. People who are for Proposition B see current Missouri statues as totally inadequate and a complete failure in preventing poor breeding conditions at breeding operations. They see breeders as a group needing further regulation, on account of breeders treat dogs badly to reduce operating expenses so they can make more money.
So, as you consider Proposition B, think about the lines drawn between sensible regulation and the oppressive "nanny state"--you know, the one that wants to ban sugared drinks and transfats. Where does Prop B fall? Read the ballot language and full statue and think about it. Vote intelligently and well informed, whichever way you end up leaning.
LINK: The actual ballot language--please note this page contains all the ballot items for November 2. Proposition B is the fifth one down. You, however, should read the others too.
Friday, October 15, 2010
My comment on a post from Tony's Kansas City. I just cannot believe what a flippin mess this has turned into--and it was totally predictable.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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P.S. Nice win by the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Indianapolis Colts, but now the Colts are all mad and will likely take it out on our Chiefs. :(
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