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On April 4th there will be municipal elections all over the St. Louis area and Metro East. On the ballot in the city of St. Louis is the election of a new mayor and even though there are two people... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Yesterday when I headed over to Collinsville around 1 I noticed all kinds of orange trucks off to the right side as I approached the Poplar Street Bridge. Moving east a bit, I saw what the deal was. A big... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Great lead in Tweet from KMOX this morning which may or may not make you want to click the link to read the story: "Local business owners say bizarre Spring weather is keeping people from shopping." And I clicked the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security which combined data from the most recent FBI reports, population data and its own research, these are the 50 safest cities in Illinois and Missouri. In Illinois, Waterloo is the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
I love being outside, I'm outside 70 percent of each day, but just like being mindful of bed bugs in hotel rooms I'm subconsciously tracking the possibility of having a tick land on me. Or more likely, having a tick... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
A story from Consumer Reports titled: "Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home From Spring Break" For several years there have been bed bug stories in the news and it is very true that these things can show up anywhere and are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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I don't know the source of this old picture but it made me laugh. Shaking a dog's paw is pretty common, dogs are very willing to do this, but other animals are coerced into doing this too. Just don't try... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
I was kind of excited yesterday morning to see a mattress on I-64-40. After following Y-98 traffic reporter, Lance Hildebrand's nearly daily totals of how many mattresses and ladders hit local highways I finally saw one. I was driving to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Was at a stop sign early this morning on the way to church and this sight looked so pretty. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Here's an unusual thing at a fairly new Walmart. About a year or so ago a new Walmart opened on Watson Road in Shrewsbury. It's a nice store, pretty typical of that company except for one thing. There is only... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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The only question I have is why we need this day. I mean, seriously except for the frozen food department where do you get a corn dog except at state fairs and carnivals? Speaking of hot dogs...There's a hot dog... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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After a world wide poll of monopoly fans, the company has retired several of their longtime board pieces and added 3 new ones for all of us modern types. Gone will be the thimble, the boot and the wheelbarrow. Added... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Here's to a fellow who smiles When life runs along like a song. And here's to the lad who can smile When everything goes dead wrong. May the blessings of each day Be the blessings you need most. You’ll never... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretsky "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." C.S. Lewis Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Tally update, Mattresses 38 Ladders 28 This is 1 more mattress and 3 more ladders on St. Louis roadways than on Wednesday. Sure are a lot of people driving around with mattresses attached to their vehicles. And the reality is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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Someone wrote, "you've waited your whole life to write that headline." Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
I keep thinking and re-thinking my bracket picks this morning. I certainly was influenced by college basketball experts when I chose Gonzaga as the eventual winner. Headlines like this put me over the edge: "Gonzaga is going to win it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at respublica
it seems there is a rash of dog-napping going on in the St. Louis Metro East. "A pair of men riding in a pick up truck disguised as an animal control truck are stealing dogs in at least three Southern... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at respublica
You're kidding yourselves. Woke up this morning to all of the cable news stations talking about new administration plans to cut federal programs and depending upon what channel you watched, this announcement was met with cheers or jeers. This plan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at respublica
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Is it just me or do Post Dispatch headlines recently seem larger, darker, bolder in type? As I looked at the front page this morning the headlines seemed that way to me. Not quite war announcement style but still quite... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at respublica
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St. Patrick's Day meals are normally corned beef and cabbage, but WTOP in DC has added a few more just in case that traditional meal doesn't appeal. They also show a tray of drinks for that day which are not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at respublica
March 15th-made famous by William Shakespeare in his play, Julius Caesar. "Beware the Ides of March" words spoken to the emperor by a fortune teller as he headed for the Roman Capitol and ultimately his death at the hands of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at respublica
The tally of ladders and mattresses on St. Louis roadways as of this morning is ladders 37, mattresses 25. Since last week at this time two more ladders have landed. You just have to wonder about how this happens so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at respublica
Today is Pi day, the day which was put onto the calendar of "days" because of math but has morphed into the selling and eating of pies. Why does promoting pies have anything to do with pi the ratio of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at respublica