hopefully we can view a Swastika above the flag next year. If we have to make the Christians happy, then other groups should get to be happy, too.
The obvious solution is to not display any religious articles at all...but then "Jesus" or "God" might send a storm our way I suppose.8 months ago
Is this the Country Kitchen???8 months ago
I can tell you personally how the "evacuation". The announcement was made to take cover while REO was trying to finish Take it on the Run, but make sure not to go to a tent because "they aren't safe in high winds." So that leaves us with pretty much zero place to go. After standing in the pouring rain for about 15 minutes, the announcement was made over the PA system that the fairgrounds were closing, which led to fair officials and employees shouting at people that "it's time to go home."
I'm not sure where this information is coming from that the entire fairgrounds were evacuated in an hour, because I PERSONALLY stood in the rain for nearly two hours to get on a shuttle bus. Of course refunds aren't being offered, since the fair pass was "for the entire fair, not just the concert." The only reason I paid $25 per person to see REO is because I had absolutely no choice. So basically I lost $150 that night. THANKS WASHMOFAIR!!!!9 months ago
These guys are clueless. Hopefully they don't spend too much money and time on the landscaping, because it's all going to get levelled the first time a southbound semi pops up over the hill and can't slow down in time for the already too-small roundabout.
Speaking of Independence Drive, has anybody ever wondered about the lack of consistency with the speed limit signs? Why is it that if I'm heading northbound from Highway 50, I don't hit a speed limit 20 sign (not the school zone) until I get to the top of the hill, but if I'm going southbound then I'm in a 20 mph zone all the way until the bottom of the hill, where it is 40 mph in the opposite direction? The same inconsistency exists on the north side of the hill as well: traffic travelling in one direction has a different speed limit than traffic travelling in the opposite direction. It makes no sense.10 months ago
Kate it the nail on the head: there is a time for prayer, and the commission meeting is not it.
As an atheist, many will probably just say that I'm arguing against the invocation just because I don't believe in "God". That couldn't be further from the truth. I just don't see how a prayer has anything to do with the commission meeting or the task at hand. In addition, if the commission will not allow, but will also LEAD, prayers to the Christian "God", then it is only fair that all "Gods" be represented. Due to the approval of the prayer policy that will soon take affect, it is only going to get zanier. We will now have representation from all sorts of religions just because somebody wants to "stick it" to the commission. This is just going to eat up more time and add to wallets of the already-overpaid board members.
It's all ridiculous in my opinion. The commission needs to focus on their jobs, not imagination fairly tale time.10 months ago
I finally found something worth reading in the Missourian. Thanks, Charlie!11 months ago
I agree with the fact that the school should make cuts rather than raise taxes. However, I believe the cuts should come at the expense of some of the programs sponsored and paid for by the school rather than freezing or cutting staff salaries, with the exception of the Superintendents and Principals, who we all know are being overpaid.11 months ago
Maybe it wouldn't be a conflict of interest if the Catholic operated like a church instead of the business that it is. That organization is a money-making machine, and you seem to willing contribute to its growth. The Catholic "Church" is nothing more than a multi-billion dollar industry fronted by "God."11 months ago
I completely agree with Howard Roark's comments below. He seems to be a perfect example of somebody who is religious and still has the common sense to see that praying has nothing to do with governing our city, county, state, and so on.
Now back to the letter. As far as public education is concerned, we will just have to assume that Miss Dering never went to one since she despises them so much. The only way that private schools draw people in is by attaching a church or religion to it. In all honesty, who in their right mind would pay thousands of dollars a year for their child to get a primary education if it didn't have the words "Saint", "Lord", "Trinity", "Holy", "Immaculate", or some other form of propaganda in the name? I actually know people who send their kids to IC. They are dirt-poor and get government assistance for their groceries and rent, yet they can afford to spend over $10,000 a year so that their kids can receive a "superior" education. The real kicker is that all of the kids are WELL below state standards and can't even complete their assignments without aid. Now that's having the best of both worlds, I suppose.
Finally, as an atheist, I don't just hate "God" or "Jesus." I also hate, "Allah", "Muhammed", "Jehovah," and all other religious deities that people blindly follow. I mean, I would hate them if they were real. In addition, I may be an atheist, but I'm far from being a Liberal: I support closing our borders and deporting illegal immigrants. I also believe that all idiots have the right to express themselves (including you, Miss Dering). I also am opposed to big government. Maybe you should stop trying to convince everybody that all atheists walk and talk like the hippies that you are making us out to be.11 months ago
well it looks like I'll be signing up to give the invocation on behalf of the Church of Satan. Look out, Union!11 months ago