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The Coffee Shop / West side
« on: November 29, 2015, 07:27:42 PM »
I haven't left the neighborhood for a few days and when taking some trash outside I noticed no lights on the wind farm. In fact, I don't even see cell tower lights. Is there a power outage on the west side of the county??

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The Coffee Shop / Re: Howard Twilight Manor Nursing Home
« on: November 24, 2015, 08:28:57 PM »
Waldo it will make an Excellent Bed and Breakfast, Howard needs a Place for People to stay when they Visit. The Longton Motel always seems to be full. We are going to be in Howard Friday and Saturday and will probably have to Drive to Independence to find a place to stay. There are several good places to eat in Howard, it would still make a good Motel. Waldo we have seen so much about how good the Food is at Toots, we are really anxious to try it.

In reading the minutes from the Howard City Council, someone from the public offered to purchased the building.  Not sure if that went through.

I did notice in the previous meeting that the offer was originally $200,000 but is now reported as $100,000.  I supposed the first offer was for buying the building as well but they later changed their mind and gave the building back to the city??  This I don't know for sure.

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The Coffee Shop / Progress
« on: November 24, 2015, 08:25:23 PM »
Seems we have some great progress coming to Elk County.  When stopping by Toots yesterday I noticed ground breaking to the south of I think the Perkins' shop?  Someone correct me if I am wrong about that.

Dollar General, how exciting!!  New business to the county! Perhaps a few jobs too, which is terrific in my books.  I hope this is the beginning of something good for this county.

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The Coffee Shop / You know it is windy when.......
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:36:06 PM »
During the summer you thought you might have to hire an arborist to trim out the dead branches and you look outside and wonder how long it is going to take to clean the mess up from the wind.  :-\

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Ross I and my family own more Land in Elk County than you do. You are always making staatements and babbling about things you know nothing about.

Why do people make this statement about having more land than someone else does???  Does having more land make that person better than the other somehow?? How does this have anything to do with the topic at hand??  Or is it because one has more land one pays more taxes and that makes them superior because they are not as upset about where their tax dollars go, unlike Ross? 

I've said it before.....

If you don't like what the man has to say, stop reading his posts.

Keep at it Ross, people are still reading.  Air out the garbage and the underhanded things that happen, someone might learn something.

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Politics / Re: Ross
« on: December 19, 2014, 11:06:55 AM »
I say "Let the attacks fly!"  Get it all out in the open and tell us how you really feel. 

Life is tough.... wear a helmet.




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Ross how many School boards have you been elected to. How many County Commisioner  positions have you served on. I am betting none, you are totally full of hot air. Everyone in ELK county that I have talked to told me you were totally full of CRAP.

I just love how the wing nuts immediately ask the question "Why don't you run for office or what have you done"  blah blah blah.  So typical of a person who has nothing to add to an conversation and hates the fact that actual facts are being talked about.  They spin it in the other direction so they don't have to deal with the truth. 

I have no doubt that everyone you have talked to Joesue23 have said that.  So what is the point exactly??

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Perfect.

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Politics / Re: District 1, County Commission
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:59:09 AM »
A very interesting outcome. Apparently the majority spoke.

It sure does seem so, Diane.  Not just here in lil ole Elk County Kansas but around the country.

I must say, I have learned a lot in this election.  Rules, regulations, and even more about morals and values. I love this system called a Republic.  Awesome indeed even with it's flaws.

I know a lot of things happened over the last two weeks, some good, some not so good.  Let me fill you all in on a few details.

Starting with the day of election I know that some voters in District 1 were wrongly told that it was illegal for Mr. Ritz to be elected and if they wrote him in,  their vote would not count. Some complained that because he is the chair of the Republican Committee here in the county they didn't think that it was fair that he be too involved in his county, you see.  Since some were told that the write-in was illegal, they just didn't vote.  Sounds like subtle voter intimidation.  I have reason to believe that the Secretary of State will be investigating that aspect.

I was told that some people said they won't vote because it just doesn't matter anymore.  Things are always going to be they way they are because it has always been that way.  Wow.  Let me go on a rant here.....

First off,  too many Americans are lazy and ignorant for the most part.  They were born in a country that is the greatest country on the earth, even now.  They whine and complain about what is going on and believe the rumors in the coffee shops and businesses where they sit around during the day.  They believe the gossip and the rumor mills and don't find out the facts for themselves.

I watched for 10 years being unable to vote in this country.  I watched and learned and was disgusted at the attitudes of many.  I watched this country go from the strongest country economically and in military strength only to fall into financial weakness and being unable to even provide the quality healthcare their military rightfully deserves.  I've watched gross abuses of power foisted upon citizens largely because the citizens' lack understanding and engagement.  Other countries still try to emulate her and yet Americans whine about what they have, largely out of their own ignorance.

Let me tell every American this:  Until you no longer have the wonderful rights given to you by your forefathers and God almighty, you may NEVER understand what you have and what is slipping through your fingers.

The right to vote is precious and should be held dear to our hearts.  It gives us a voice in the storm, it gives us the power to put down wrongdoing.  It gives us FREEDOM.  It gives us POWER and STRENGTH to help those less fortunate and help ourselves to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

All too often Americans take their rights and liberties for granted and then wonder what happened.  I shake my head and say, because you did not inform yourselves and vote wisely, you did not really care.  You were fooled into believing that you would not make a difference.  You were miss-informed about truths and told a lie.  You were lazy and did not research it for yourself.  You did not ask the right questions.

End rant here.... for now :)

Now to those that were upset about the write-in movement.....


It was a long shot but well worth the effort for sure.  It brought out the worst in people and the good.  As for the worst, I say this with my best Paul Harvey voice.... and now the rest of the story.......

Some people in District 1, and maybe other Districts,  did not like the write in effort.  They did not like the truths being told or the effort that was being made, because that is 'not how things are done here in Elk County.'  In fact they were so upset, they called the Ethics Commission in Topeka, specifically about campaign finance.  They tried to silence those that were “getting out the vote” and putting out truths about what was really happening .  When people showed up at their “private” little campaign meetings, because after all it was claimed to be “invite only”, they were concerned.  Truths revealed, lies told, and yet the people voted them into office. 

The people voted, the majority spoke.  So be it.  But note this fact:  Mr. Ritz, an undeclared candidate, solely through a grass roots effort, still garnered 41% of the votes counted for the District 1 position.  A truth not lost on most people outside the good old boy network.  The commissioner elect does NOT seem to have any kind of a mandate.

The direction this county takes in the next few years will be interesting.  But will it be forward or backward?  That remains to be seen. 

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Politics / Re: Say What???!! Bill O'Reilly Moving To CNN In Nov.
« on: October 31, 2014, 11:42:26 AM »
Can honestly say I am not going to miss him.  He has gone soft and over the last several years his fame has gone to his head.  Funny thing is, he was always bashing the cable networks and now he is one.  The irony.

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