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The long promised University City trolley finally made a test run yesterday and wouldn't you just know, hit the mirror of a vehicle parked on Delmar. After that incident, the official word went out that if you are going to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
A recliner fell onto the center lane of 255 on the Illinois side this morning. I can't imagine how this could happen and how awful it must have been to be driving along and suddenly come across it. And, who's... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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Celery juice has become the latest health drink and frankly, this does not seem appealing at all. There are over 35,000 posts on Instagram about celery juice with supposed benefits running the gamut from curing mental health issues to infertility... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
While we were down in Gulf Shores, Alabama, we ate dinner out each night. The food was excellent everywhere we went, menus were heavy on seafood as you might expect. No place was fancy, but every place was filled with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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While we were in Gulf Shores last week we came across quite a few signs, some of which I posted earlier. Here are a few more and clicking to enlarge shows them better. The shark sign made me chuckle. But... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
This product report came from KSDK's Matt Granite for a local news segment. He tested a HK1 box which purports to be the solution to those who want to get rid of cable and the large bills which come with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Today has been sunny and quite warm. Lots more people out walking or sitting on the sand. One of the shoreline things we come across all the time when we're out walking is gelatinous masses which look awful. Squiggly gelatin... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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We're on day 3 of our time in Gulf Shores. The sun has almost never made an appearance, but it really hasn't mattered. The dark skies, white caps, mild temperatures are all just as good. Yesterday this view from our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at respublica
Americans seem to have been voting in this year's election for months. Ok, maybe not months, but at least for weeks we've read or heard about early voting in various parts of the country. So today, the official Election Day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at respublica
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It's a good thing the election is getting close because news outlets have reached the point of absurdity in attempting to define liberal and conservative Americans. Take this Simmons Research survey posted by Politico, "Do you eat Republican Cheese" with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at respublica
A couple mattresses this week: Mattresses 121 Ladders 93 Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at respublica
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Woke up to rain and dark and chilly this morning, November 1. Perfect. There's something about the beginning of this month that makes news people feel obligated to report on things we just aren't ready for. Here's KMOV's Laura Hettiger:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at respublica
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This is an interesting Twitter thread in which readers were asked to put up a photo of unusual church architecture and explain what would make you go there. The pictures are interesting. But most of the responses weren't funny as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at respublica
After seeing stories of myriad Trunk or Treat events the past two weeks, I wonder just how much candy kids can deal with and how interested are they in actual trick or treating tonight. Seriously, it seems the past two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at respublica
Here is news we may have seen coming but hoped it wouldn't. We've become accustomed to recycling so many different things and have been thankful they didn't end up in landfills. O'Fallon Missouri is one of the first local cities... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at respublica
For some reason Typepad, my blog server, has stopped allowing me to comment on my own site. I have no idea why. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at respublica
Right at this moment in time, I would happily vote for any candidate who promised to work to eliminate the twice a year time changes. We don't need this anymore. The worst is waiting til almost 7 for daylight in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at respublica
MoDOT announced this morning that they have opened a third lane on the Poplar as well as the northbound Route 3 ramp to westbound 64 to the Poplar. This should help even though they're still working. Looking at my KMOV... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at respublica
Twitter announced they plan to remove the "like" tool which gives readers the opportunity to "like" a tweet, a move they believe will improve the quality of debate on the social network. I fail to see how this will improve... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at respublica
Two stories on the hazards on the roads popped up this morning. "FedEx truck caught on video speeding through St. Peter's neighborhood." There is a photo attached to the story which does look like that FedEX van is going pretty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at respublica
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I posted a week or so ago about our most recent raccoon problem and said we'd be calling Critter Control again. Well we did and so far this week they've trapped at least 7 raccoons and I think it's more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at respublica
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"A Missouri judge has made clear that local election workers cannot enforce a core requirement in a new voter photo identification law." What is the requirement? "voters lacking valid photo ID should sign a sworn statement and present some other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at respublica
I'm fairly interested in sell by dates when it comes to food shopping, some might say, obsessive. It seems only natural to want to buy the freshest food available. However if you do take note of them, you may be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at respublica
In the last 24 hours two ladders fell on St. Louis roadways Mattresses 118 Ladders 91 Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at respublica
Last night I was watching the local news and this story popped up. "I-70 is backed up for several miles after man found stuck under the Blanchette Bridge." The story continued on local news tv this morning as we were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at respublica