Who is next to get offered a speaking engagement? Snooki?
Handsome Jimmy, via the Internet
Let's bring Obama into this: Apparently the student body thinks there is nothing to learn from experience. Probably why the majority of them voted for the inexperienced Obama!
Bristol did parent a child as a teenager, which was the responsible thing to do. So what, other than politics, do they have against her? Most kids going to Wash. U. live off Mommy and Daddy's monster bank accounts; are they not guilty of the same unwarranted pleasures? I thought college was meant to expose students to all realms of learning. But apparently Wash. U. is meant to expose you to liberal ideas only.
Acc86, via the Internet
They don't need no sex education: Most Wash. U. kids are nerdy and don't get laid. The last thing they need is some cow from Alaska telling them not to bone each other, let alone pay 20K for the privilege.
Billy, via the Internet
All reports of the "death of St. Louis" pale in the light of the people you have recognized. They have a zest and a feel for the topical. Thanks again.
Mary Kathleen Crowley, via the Internet
Second-guessing the judges: Why didn't the RFT nominate showmedaily.org as a candidate for best political blog? The blog has frequent discussions of Missouri and St. Louis policy that go into much more detail and analysis than anything else nominated.
Although I don't understand how anything beat out Political Fix. That blog breaks news, whereas Fired Up! Missouri incoherently reacts to Political Fix's news updates and other independent reporting.
Ugh, via the Internet
Defending the Amish: I have a farm not very far from the kill site in Macon County and have several Amish friends who were on that hunt. I do not blame them for shooting the cat because they were concerned and excited.
I do not think that we need to destroy everything that we do not understand. I think it would be a good idea if the conservation commission was straightforward and set up some community meetings for a better understanding of this large and interesting animal.
Chip, via the Internet
Justifiable shootings: "But did a mountain lion trapped in a tree really pose a threat to McElwee?" Absolutely. Considering that is the preferred attacking posture of the cougar, I would say McElwee was in danger. The fact that he was armed has nothing to do with this posing a threat, as waving a gun at the cougar would have the same effect as waving a stick. The cougar doesn't know what a gun is.
If I saw a cougar in my horse pasture, I would shoot it, no questions asked. What is particularly funny: The Missouri Department of Conservation has a Mountain Lion Response Team. Do we really need this?
I think both parties were in the right about killing, although McElwee should have 'fessed up and said he shot it instead of lying.
Smokesandbooze, via the Internet
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