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Not going to dwell on the Inaugural today but this picture was puzzling, at least to me. It shows the Clintons arriving at the ceremonies and she is holding a purse. I wonder, why did she need a purse? What... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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Recap is right. Last night everyone who had their head shaved got a cap and a t shirt and buttons. First our 8 year old grandson Connor. We call him our secret service guy because he is always alert but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
It has been tradition since 1953 that a luncheon be held in Statuary Hall in the Capitol after the inaugural ceremonies have ended. Actually this began in 1897 when the senate committee on arrangements gave a small luncheon for new... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
I posted this memory of the first Inauguration of President Bush back in 2005. The memory of that day is still very clear in my mind and as I watch the preparations out of DC and listen to the warnings... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Each year the seminary holds a fund raiser through the St. Baldrick's organization to raise money to help defeat childhood cancer. This is Dale's 6th year doing this and he had to have his head shaved yesterday due to meetings... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
That's great Todd.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Flying cars again at respublica
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Once again Dale is participating in the St. Baldrick's work to help in the battle over childhood cancer. He is having his head shaved to raise money for this effort along with a group of students and staff at Concordia... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Wow. I didn't realize the Antique Roadshow was still doing new programs. Whenever I stumble across this PBS program while channel surfing it looks like it was taped in the 90's. But yes, they must still be going around the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Since 2008 I've occasionally posted about predictions on flying cars. These stories often show up in the news when there have been days on end of one rush hour traffic jam after another. Wouldn't it be nice to be able... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
It would be nice to know who promotes these things.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Pork- It's wasteful spending at respublica
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Early this morning I walked outside with Ferdie in really thick fog, I heard an airplane over head. This isn't unusual around here and often the sky above the campus is part of the landing pattern for Lambert. I gave... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Before he retired from the Senate, Oklahoma senator, Tom Coburn, yearly put out a book sized report the called the Waste Book which listed all the ridiculous things tax payer money would be spent on. Since his leaving, Senator Jeff... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
This story from Switzerland reads like a spoof from The Onion, but it seems to be true. "A Dutch vegan who applied for a Swiss passport has had her application rejected because the locals found her too annoying." How is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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Looking out at the ice on trees and bushes we've noticed that the color of has changed from a rather clear, watery color earlier this morning to bright white. It's hard to figure just why this is, it has gotten... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at respublica
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Yesterday just about everything in St. Louis shut down due to freezing rain which covered streets, sidewalks and highways. It did not turn out to be a thick ice, but ice which formed a glassy, slippery, tight hold on every... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at respublica
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The seminary campus is closed due to this ice storm prediction, even the maintenance guys have been given the day off which is unusual. Good for them. Before the supervisor left this morning after making one last check he gave... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at respublica
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A squirrel story from England with headline: "Fat Squirrels on rampage at country park as children are attacked for food" Don't you just want to click that story link? I know I did. It seems Great Britain had a mild... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at respublica
Ksdk Channel 5 in St. Louis listed a few tips (hacks) for dealing with the ice-aggedon we're looking at today and the rest of the weekend. Just about school and organization has cancelled/closed ahead of what could be a slippery... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at respublica
Whenever there is a winter weather event as the meteorologists call snow and ice these days, IDOT does a much better/faster/cleaner job of getting the roads drive-able than does MoDOT. I go back and forth to the Illinois side a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at respublica
Honestly I have no idea why the San Diego Chargers would choose to relocate to Los Angeles. LA just got the Rams, not that that team will be any competition for fans, but still... There are any number of other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at respublica
Tomorrow (and tonight) we're supposed to be hit with an ice-ageddon, there's also a nearly full moon and it will be Friday the 13th. How apt. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at respublica
That's awful and one of my fears.
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One of the most likely places to foresee a crash during the morning rush or at any other time of day is on I-64 eastbound from Hanley through Big Bend. When the highway was redone back in 2007 the eastbound... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at respublica
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It's Dale's birthday today and yesterday I decided that after he went to bed I would fill the upstairs hallway with big balloons so that when he got up well before dawn, he'd be shocked in the dark. I also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at respublica
Thanks to Y98 traffic reporter, Lance Hilldebrand for keeping track of all the mattresses and ladders which fell onto St. Louis area highways this past year. Today he gave the final total for 2016: Mattresses 156 Ladders 102 That seems... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at respublica