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Politics / Federal Machinations . . . . Lies, Fingerpointing & Retractions
« Last post by Wake-up! on Yesterday at 12:46:39 pm »

How it works; thousands of pages of words on paper in letters, emails, and memos that are full of suggestions, assumptions, presumptions, and lies eventually constitutes an accusation of guilt on one part of government. So it requires an equal or greater amount of words on paper by another branch of government to refute or uphold the accusation. At this point the accumulation of words on paper is two and a half years long. And how many millions of taxpayer dollars? How much longer will it go on? How many more millions of taxpayer dollars will be wasted? Remember, NONE of the money spent on this paper chase has a single thing to do with the functional operation of Washington, D.C. Not a penny!

BUT, is Topeka any better?
Politics / What Right of Free Speech?
« Last post by Wake-up! on Yesterday at 10:22:49 am »
Just watch and see his dismissal, then charges of a hate crime. Even in Louisiana, this guy is toast. Yet, the left and the media infer the same about el Trumpo weekly.
Politics / Bread and Circuses
« Last post by Wake-up! on July 20, 2019, 08:57:10 am »
From: To Sail Beyond The Sunset
A science fiction novel by Robert Heinlein

Jubal Harshaw said, “The America of my timeline is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self restraint of citizens . . .  which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it . . . . which for the majority translates to ‘Bread and Circuses’.

‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition that state succumbs to an invader.” Jubal shrugged and looked sad, “Mine was a lovely world, until the parasites took over.”

Indeed, the parasites have arrived. The Founding Fathers understood the point Heinlein drives home about democracies. And that is exactly why they did NOT form a Democracy, they formed a Republic. Heinlein may not have understood this, or he might have, and was just taking literary freedom. To avoid bread and circuses, the Founding Fathers expected the plebs to elect wise representatives to stay the course of a free society. Today, we have very few wise representatives, the parasites infest the bowels of D.C., the seats of Congress, and the Oval Office; the course of freedom is gone.

BTW, any who like Sci-fi and enjoy quips about the idiocy of bureaucracy should give Heinlein a read.
Politics / International Socialism . . . .
« Last post by redcliffsw on July 20, 2019, 06:58:55 am »
International Socialism and Freedom’s Complete Destruction

Democracy (everyone votes on anything) combined with unlimited immigration and the big government of the welfare state shatters freedom, property rights and capitalism, causing widespread economic distress and lower standards of living. This leads to drastic political changes, just as drastic political changes lead to drastic economic changes.
-Michael Rozeff

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Politics / Re: Outer Dialog, Epstein Arrested: Inner Dialog; Get Bill & Hillary
« Last post by Wake-up! on July 18, 2019, 08:14:25 pm »
Vanity Fair says the elites that are exposed will be staggering. (One can only hope, but do not hold your breath.)

The Jeffrey Epstein case is an asteroid poised to strike the elite world in which he moved. No one can yet say precisely how large it is. But as the number of women who’ve accused the financier (at least, that’s what he claimed to be) of sexual assault grows to grotesque levels—there are said to be more than 50 women who are potential victims—a wave of panic is rippling through Manhattan, DC, and Palm Beach, as Epstein’s former friends and associates rush to distance themselves, while gossiping about who might be ensnared. Donald Trump’s labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, architect of the original 2007 non-prosecution agreement that let Epstein off with a wrist slap, has already been forced to resign.

A short article at;
Obituaries / HUNN, J. T. - b. July 13, 1933 - d. July 14, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on July 18, 2019, 09:38:37 am »
J. T. Hunn, age 86, of Longton, Kansas, passed away July 14, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.  He was born July 13, 1933 in Denison, Texas to James and Iva (Hodges) Hunn.

J. T. was raised in the Denison, Texas area alongside his sister, Mary.  After high school, he joined the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country for four years.  He then went to work in Civil Service as an Electrical Foreman at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas.

On April 3, 1955, J. T. married Loretta Ruckle in Wichita, Kansas.  They made their home in Augusta, Kansas, raising their children, Raymond, Randy, and Laura.  They were married 44 years until her passing in 1999.  J. T. and Loretta loved to take trips with their children and grandchildren to Texas to see the grandparents. 

J. T. was a loving and caring man.  Sometimes his shell was a little hard, but underneath was a great soft heart.  He loved to tell stories to everyone, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.  On the last fishing trip he was able to take, he went with his sons to Beaver Lake.  He was proud of the fact that he caught the largest Bass and largest Striper of the entire trip.

J. T. is survived by his sons, Raymond Hunn of Augusta, Kansas and Randy Hunn of Douglass, Kansas; his daughter, Laura Dooley of Haysville, Kansas; his grandson, James; his great-grandson, Dalton; his sister, Mary Pitcock of Orlando, Florida; his nephew, Ben Hunn of Great Falls, Montana; his niece, Jolinda Connel of Orlando, Florida; and his beloved dog, Bubba.

Cremation has been requested.  The family will hold a private graveside service at a later date.  Memorials in J. T.'s name may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be mailed to or left with the funeral home.  Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349 has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

Obituaries / JACOT, Eva Marie (Condon) - b. March 3, 1934 - d. July 15, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on July 18, 2019, 09:25:10 am »
Eva Jacot, age 85, passed away July 15, 2019 in Derby, Kansas.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her children, James (Victoria) Jacot, Kimberly (Tom) Flanagan, Cynthia (David) White, John (Donna) Jacot, Andy (Kathleen) Jacot, and Jerry (Laura) Jacot; her sisters, Freda Jordan, Melba Kimzey, and Carolyn Frost; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul Jacot; her parents, Ernest and Eva Condon; and her brothers, Ernest Condon, Jr. and Jimmy Condon.

At Eva's request, the family is holding private services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Paul Jacot Youth Center, First Baptist Church, 210 E. 2nd Street, Moline, Kansas 67353.  Condolences may be left for the family at  Arrangements are being handled by Broadway Mortuary of Wichita, Kansas.

(published in the Prairie Star - July 17, 2019)
Obituaries / SALLEE, Betty Mae (Knabe) - b. December 27, 1929 - d. July 17, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on July 18, 2019, 09:10:04 am »
Betty Mae Sallee, age 89, of Moline, Kansas, passed away July 17, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, Kansas.  She was born December 27, 1929 in rural Chautauqua County, Kansas to Clarence and Katie (Purkey) Knabe.

Betty was raised in the Moline area with siblings George, Bonnie, Sue, Mary, Kathryn, and Martha.  She graduated from Moline High School.  On February 21, 1946, Betty married George Sallee.  They made their home in Moline, Kansas raising two daughters, Jeanetta and Diana.  They were happily married for 66 years until George's passing in 2011.  Betty retired as a Loan Manager, working for the Exchange State Bank, later known as Intrust Bank, for many years.

Betty loved to dance, and she and George were members of the County Squares.  She also loved to play cards and was in a bridge club for many years.  As a family, they loved to go to the lake, cook, have family gatherings, and would get together every holiday.  Betty was very proud to have been a member of the Moline Baptist Church for 70 years.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Jeanetta Murphy of Moline, Kansas and Diana (Mike) Wilson of Caney, Kansas; her grandchildren, Rachel (Adam) Ware of Moline, Kansas, Janelle (Mike) Oxford of Winfield, Kansas, Becky (Tyson) Kerr of Moline, Kansas, Adam (Amber) Wilson of Moline, Kansas, and Jackie (Travis) Gragg of Chautauqua, Kansas;  15 great-grandchildren;  and sisters, Mary Riney of Denver, Colorado, Kathryn Doshier of Wichita, Kansas, and Martha Cooley of Moline, Kansas.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; her brother, George, and her sisters, Bonnie and Sue.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Moline Baptist Church in Moline, Kansas.  Betty will be placed in state for viewing on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to the Moline Baptist Church and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.  Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349 has been entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Politics / Things Haven't Always Been This Way
« Last post by redcliffsw on July 18, 2019, 04:28:58 am »
A society’s first line of defense is not the law or the criminal justice system but customs, traditions and moral values. These behavioral norms, mostly imparted by example, word-of-mouth and religious teachings, represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages through experience and trial and error. Police and laws can never replace these restraints on personal conduct. At best, the police and criminal justice system are the last desperate line of defense for a civilized society. Today’s true tragedy is that most people think what we see today has always been so. As such, today’s Americans accept behavior that our parents and grandparents never would have accepted.
_Walter E. Williams

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Miscellaneous / Re: another slice of wry
« Last post by larryJ on July 16, 2019, 05:57:59 pm »
 An elderly couple were having an argument.  Both were disabled somewhat with the woman in her bedroom and the man in his.  They are communicating by cell phone rather than yelling at each other.  After a while the man gets tired and wants to go to sleep.  So he tells his wife he is hanging up and going to sleep.  But she is not done and keeps calling him back.  Finally he says he is going to go to her room and take her phone away.  But she persists and then goes in his room and takes his phone because he had threatened to take hers.  At first he resisted and then..........


He realizes if she has his phone she can't call him and argue!!!!!!!!!!!

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