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Ferguson, Missouri >> Sound Bites staff
Ferguson, Missouri“I've thought from the start that a parallel federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown is important. I also believe that our state and local elected officials have been ...more

Open border rampge >> Sound Bites s-little
Open border rampage“The joint criminal and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is a tragedy that lies squarely with the President. It is also a tragedy that could have been avoided. Along with ...more

Stressing religion is the Republican response >> Sound Bites staff
Stressing religion is the Republican response "...So, tonight I simply offer a prayer..."---Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) giving the Republican response to Obama's State of the Union ...more

Pot law brings justice and savings >> Sound Bites staff
Pot law brings justice and savings "In Colorado, we see the first state in the nation to implement a truly common-sense approach to marijuana. By legalizing marijuana, Colorado has stopped the ...more

Congressional goals >> Sound Bites staff
Congressional goals"The federal government spends too much and borrows too much. Those must be the two main targets after today’s vote [Oct. 16, 2013] and until we get our spending under control. ...more

Obominable (sic) Care >> Sound Bites elijah
Obominable (sic) Care "Even if the administration manages to fix the Web site and finally implement the individual mandate, people still may not join — because the plans being offered are so ...more

Obamacare, no exceptions >> Sound Bites staff
Obamacare, no exceptions "Congressional Republicans should make certain ALL Americans are included in the funding for Obamacare....therefore Republicans should remove all exemptions, waivers, ...more

In support of the Excellence in Mental Health Act >> Sound Bites staff
In support of the Excellence in Mental Health Act "Instead of merely talking about this issue in the wake of tragedies, it is time to finally take bipartisan action to improve our mental health care ...more

Wouldn't you sell the Martin Luther King speech? >> Sound Bites staff
Wouldn't you sell the Martin Luther King speech? "Nope, because I would like to think somewhere out there my mom and dad and my grandma taught me better than that and everything in life you can't ...more

Legacy of one man >> Sound Bites staff
Legacy of one man "I don't know why we called it a mouse. It started out that way. We never changed it."--Douglas Engelbart ...more

Regarding Missouri tax cut bill >> Sound Bites staff
Regarding Missouri tax cut bill "This legislation is an ill-conceived, fiscally irresponsible experiment that would hurt our economy and jeopardize funding for vital public services" ---Gov. Jay ...more

Another dumb Missouri law struck down >> Sound Bites staff
Another dumb Missouri law struck down--Yay, for Missouri Attorney General's decision not to fight U.S. District Court ruling citing provision in the U.S. Constitution that federal laws take ...more

Claire came out >> Sound Bites staff
Claire came out“I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love. While churches should never be required to conduct marriages outside of ...more

It's not all business' interests >> Sound Bites mariwinn
It's not all business' interests In response to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt's YouTube, "Missourians Discuss the Fiscal Cliff" was this comment, "This video doesn't remotely get its facts right. The tax ...more

Controversial remark about rape >> Sound Bites staff
Controversial remark about rape "If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."---by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin who said that "legitimate rape" victims don't get ...more

Success >> Sound Bites staff
Success "If you’re a talented person and you’re not successful there is probably something inside you that is stopping you from being successful, and sadly, it might be your talent.”---from "WTF with ...more

Commenting on Iran >> Sound Bites staff
Commenting on Iran"The world's most dangerous regime must not have the world's most dangerous weapons."---Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime ...more

Tough talk >> Sound Bites staff
Tough talk "I'd argue with a rock and then try to beat it up."---Actor Robert Blake during interview with Piers Morgan (CNN, July 11, ...more

Reflecting on Plyler v. Doe >> Sound Bites staff
Reflecting on Plyler v. Doe "This June, it will be 30 years since the Supreme Court ruled that all children should have equal access to public education, regardless of citizenship or immigration ...more

How much is too much? >> Sound Bites misterd
How much is too much?"The price of fuel in Israel is 8 nis per litre. That factors out to about $2.13 per 1/4 gallon. Just thought I'd mention that for people in the U.S. concerned over the price of ...more

Paying off the national debt >> Sound Bites staff
Paying off the national debt "...Current deficits are so big that no income tax increase could cover them. Government debt and entitlement obligations are so large that confiscating all private ...more

Birth control matters >> Sound Bites staff
Birth control matters "It's really important to separate the concept of the religious institution, the community of believers, from the corporate entity. When a church, including my church, is ...more

On medicating foster children >> Sound Bites staff
On medicating foster children "About a year after I was adopted I found out I was on 20 different drugs total, and sometimes I took up to five drugs at one time.... Some of the things I was diagnosed ...more

Ramifications >> Sound Bites misterd
Ramifications "If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel." --- Shira Sorko-Ram (Maoz Israel ...more

Facebook vs. Google >> Sound Bites staff
Facebook vs. Google: The battle for the future of the Web "If you want to learn about a medical condition or decide which television to buy, you search. In that world, Google's algorithms, honed over ...more

When summer's gone... >> Sound Bites staff
When summer's gone... "Autumn is a second coming of spring when every leaf is in flower." ---Albert Camus (1913-1960), French ...more

On death >> Sound Bites staff
On death"No one wants to die. Even people wanting to go to heaven don't want to die to get there."---Steve Jobs ...more

Brit criticizes demonstrators >> Sound Bites staff
Brit criticizes demonstrators "'Earlier, a group of English Defence [sic] League protesters were ordered to move on to accommodate the anti-American demonstration' That just about sums up how PC our ...more

Late show host wisdom >> Sound Bites staff
Late show host wisdom "The price of gas is going down. Did you see this? They say it could soon be under $3 a gallon. You know what that means, huh? You now can afford to drive by the house you used ...more

Palestinian UN vote >> Sound Bites mariwinn
UN vote to recognize Palestinian independent state "If we assume the Palestinians are not looking for a confrontation with the U.S., that the Israelis don’t want to be isolated [by the UN], and that ...more

Assessing Joplin's losses >> Sound Bites staff
Assessing Joplin's losses "With 'dozers scraping the landscape clean, I have a fear we are losing something we'd like to keep."---Joplin artist Jed ...more

Tornado survivor >> Sound Bites staff
Tornado survivor "We lived around 20th and Connecticut and there was just nothing left. We were in the house at the time it was destroyed. I've always taken having a roof over my head for granted. ...more

Removing smoke screens >> Sound Bites cbrigman
Removing smoke screens "American women made their voices heard today [April 9, 2011] and Washington, D.C. listened. A handful of members of Congress tried to use the debate over our nation's deficit ...more

Food for thought >> Sound Bites staff
Food for thought "Temptations speak TO you...addictions speak FOR you."---Melodee Colbert-Kean, Joplin mayor pro ...more

Advice offered >> Sound Bites staff
Advice offered "Dear Egyptian rioters, please don't damage the pyramids. We will not rebuild. Thank you."---posted on Facebook by an Israeli (unknown ...more

Baby Boom >> Sound Bites staff
Baby boom "Teen pregnancies are 15-percent higher than state average so there's an issue in this area that needs to be addressed." ---R-8 Superintendent of Schools, Dr. C.J. Huff in an interview Dec. ...more

New Year's resolutions >> Sound Bites staff
New Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."---Mark Twain ...more

Wi-Fi insecurity >> Sound Bites staff
Wi-Fi insecurity "'Sending messages over Wi-Fi is kind of like sending messages by smoke signal. You're connected through an open access point, anybody who can see the smoke can read your message,' ...more

The Obama Presidency >> Sound Bites alice
The Barack Presidency"...Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic ...more

Losing candidate speaks out >> Sound Bites staff
Losing candidate speaks out "The U.S. Congress needs Representatives who know, understand and follow the Constitution. Sending a member of a liberal party to Congress will take away our liberties and ...more

On people >> Sound Bites staff
On people "Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. ...more

Allegations of child abuse >> Sound Bites staff
Allegations of child abuse "It's 2010. I'm not trying to hurt the pope. The pope should do something. I'm just telling my story. That's all I'm doing."---Arthur Budzinski, 61, allegedly molested as a ...more

Not quite spring >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Not quite spring "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold--when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." ---From Great Expectations by Charles ...more

In memoriam >> Sound Bites staff
In memoriam "Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody." (Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye)---J.D. Salinger ...more

Persona status for corporations >> Sound Bites staff
The Supreme Court's ruling that corporations may spend as freely as they like to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress brought this dissenting opinion: "...In a democratic society, ...more

Playmobil Security Checkpoint >> Sound Bites staff
Playmobil Security Checkpoint I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5-year-old son pointed out that the passenger's shoes cannot be ...more

War in Afghanistan >> Sound Bites staff
War in Afghanistan "It would be a mistake to assume that the only motivation for the war in Afghanistan is oil. The whole agenda of military and business interests in the region and the continuing ...more

MDR's word of the day >> Sound Bites staff
MDR's word of the day "Hannanity," n. a right-wing inanity repeated ad nauseam such that those unaccustomed to thought mistake it for such. Used in a sentence: "If we must endure the hannanities of ...more

The Mind >> Sound Bites staff
The Mind "To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." --Jules Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist ...more

The king that popped >> Sound Bites staff
The king that popped "A tragic case like Michael Jackson's reinforces the recurring story of addicted celebrities and their enabling doctors. Being a celebrity does not change the simple fact that ...more

Judging the judge >> Sound Bites staff
Judging Judge Sonia Sotomayor"The most important issue when considering a Supreme Court nominee is their judicial philosophy and whether they are an activist who would attempt to legislate from the ...more

Living in Joplin >> Sound Bites staff
Living in Joplin "I feel free here. I have the freedom to go anywhere I want in the country. If I want to go to New York, I go to New York and spend a couple of weeks there. If I want to go to ...more

Owning the news >> Sound Bites staff
Owning the news"Newspaper companies became gatekeepers of information due to the happenstance of technology. They happened to own what was, for several decades, the most efficient medium by which to ...more

Guiding economic principle >> Sound Bites staff
Guiding economic principle "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."---Mayer Amschel Rothschild, early 19th century war profiteer ...more

Britain's fighting lady >> Sound Bites staff
Britain's fighting lady "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." --Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher (1925-), G.B.'s first female prime minister. She was ...more

Nuances of greed >> Sound Bites staff
Nuances of greed "There's nothing wrong with making money, but focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition."---Barack Obama (From Hopes and Dreams - The Story of Barack ...more

12 Days of Christmas >> Sound Bites staff
Neosho, MO's 12 Days of Christmas "On the twelfth day of Christmas the City gave to me, 12 D.R.E.A.M. Initiative grants, eleven city buildings, ten construction projects,nine free Civic Center ...more

Advice for the holidays >> Sound Bites staff
Advice for the holidays "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one ...more

Empowerment >> Sound Bites staff
Empowerment "Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked, so Obama could run. Obama is running so our children can fly."---Text message from a friend of Ed Welch, an instructor in the St. Louis non ...more

Abe's words of wisdom >> Sound Bites staff
Abe's words of wisdom "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot ...more

Pertinent to W >> Sound Bites mambo
Pertinent to W There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.---William Robertson Davies (1913-1955), ...more

A letter >> Sound Bites staff
A letter Dear Sirs or Ms--In view of what seems to be happening internationally with banks at the moment, I was wondering if you could advise me correctly...If one of my checks is returned marked ...more

What closed minds have wrought >> Sound Bites staff
What closed minds have wrought "When I told a right-wing friend of mine about what the president had done [ie. remain in the Sarasota elementary school classroom listening to kids read after being ...more

On the national convention >> Sound Bites staff
On the national convention: "It is not a political event; it is a retail event. Nothing will be decided here. Everyone knows this, and yet they are all here anyway, the media chattering in their vast ...more

The asiniinty of anonymity >> Sound Bites staff
The asininity of anonymity "If it's worth saying or putting in writing, it's worth signing. Otherwise, it's worth nothing." ---David L. Burton, civic communication specialist, in response to unsigned ...more

Whoopi's senior moment >> Sound Bites staff
Whoopi's senior moment "I couldn't remember if I did the Tonys. We had to Google it to find out."---Whoopi Goldberg reminiscing about accepting the role as 2008 Tony Awards emcee during a segment of ...more

A simile from an Israeli >> Sound Bites staff
A simile from an Israeli "Guess we have Arabs; you have tornadoes. Each takes a toll of death! I saw a nice slogan written on a wall in Tel-Aviv, 'If there are no Arabs .. there are NO Arabs.'" ...more

Giving criminals a second thought >> Sound Bites staff
Charlton Heston's legacy “...Opponents would have you believe the law would change Missouri into a Wild West shootout. I've got advice for those critics: Leave deception to the Hollywood ...more

Dropping the color barrier >> Sound Bites staff
On being black in a white world"...My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my "Blackness" than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded ...more

A political conundrum? >> Sound Bites staff
A political conundrum?"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are ...more

Air travel >> Sound Bites staff
In response to TSA's new website blog "This will just make it easier for them to receive complaints for them to ignore in the name of 'national security.'"---David Stempler, president Air Travelers ...more

Govern with a prayer >> Sound Bites staff
Govern with a prayer "...In reflecting on this year's theme of guidance and direction, we must remember that we should not take actions and then seek God's approval after the fact. We must ask God ...more

Anti-Semitism >> Sound Bites admin2
Anti-Semitism As Paul Johnson (an English Catholic) wrote in "A History of the Jews," anti-Semitism is a poison that corrupts and ultimately destroys the societies that harbor it. It happened in ...more

Independent thinking >> Sound Bites admin2
Independent thinking "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” ---Ralph Waldo ...more

Buckle up, St. Nick >> Sound Bites admin2
Results of national poll: Buckle up, St. Nick, it's going to be a bumpy ride "Fifty per cent of U.S consumers report in October 2007 that they intend to spend less for Christmas this year than last. ...more

Government of the people... >> Sound Bites admin2
Government of the people, by the people...bah humbug "The conservatives complain bitterly about government regulation and such being the "nanny state". So with less government oversight and ...more

Wisdom unearthed >> Sound Bites admin2
Wisdom unearthed:"The greatest danger we face is not that we aim too high and miss it, but that we aim too low and hit it!" ---Author ...more

Bedrock of CAFO-decision-making >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Bedrock of CAFO-decision-making "Agriculture is the bedrock of our state’s cultural heritage and major driver of our state’s economy....."---Gov. Matt Blunt speaking at a roundtable ...more

Reprecht on Bush >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Attributed to Pat Lionetti, third-grade teacher "George was one of my students. I remember how eager he was to learn. He'd sit right in the front row. His eyes were always wide open as if he was ...more

What's important in life? >> Sound Bites mariwinn
What's important in life? "Google: Well, that's about everything right there; between Google and the library I'd have all the information I'd ever need." ---Martha Stewart in answer in part to a ...more

Corporate activism >> Sound Bites admin2
Corporate activism "New Rule: If you have to eat crap, at least eat humane crap. This week, Burger King announced that it would begin buying eggs and pork from suppliers that don't keep animals in ...more

Local identity theft rankings >> Sound Bites admin2
Local identity theft rankings "Data from the Federal Trade Commission shows that in 2005, Missouri ranked 19th on a list of states with the most Identity Theft Victims with 67.6 victims per 100,000 ...more

A military officer speaks out >> Sound Bites admin2
A military officer speaks out "Just because we volunteered for the military doesn't mean we volunteered to put our lives in unnecessary harm and to carry out missions that are illogical and ...more

Root of all evil? >> Sound Bites admin2
Root of all evil?: "Money can't buy you happiness. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." ---Spike Milligan: Irish writer, musician, and black humorist (1918-2002) ...more

From Molly Ivins' last column >> Sound Bites admin2
From Molly Ivins' last column-- "We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this ...more

The wavy line >> Sound Bites admin2
The wavy line "Missouri is proud of its waterways. On our license plate, a wavy blue line appears under the state name. The line symbolizes the state's many bodies of water--rivers, streams and ...more

Analyzing the ISG recommendations >> Sound Bites admin2
Analyzing the ISG recommendations Recommendation 77: The Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense should devote significantly greater analytic resources to the task of ...more

Let the taxpayers handle it >> Sound Bites admin2
Let the taxpayers handle it "MoArk and other ag industries have a vested interest in doing business in a 303-D EPA listed watershed for livestock nutrients. It just seems to be a happy coincidence ...more

On being an American >> Sound Bites admin2
On being an American "In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact ...more

The Jihad Way >> Sound Bites admin2
The Jihad Way"Poor Islamists. They get insulted. We get beheaded and we apologize and they say we gonna kill you anyway."---a quote attributed to John Alstad, a U.S. Marine ...more

Don't muddy the water >> Sound Bites admin2
Don't muddy the water: "There has been much discussion about the water quality of the Illinois River [and any other waterway for that matter] and its impact on local tourism, recreation and land use ...more

Values and forgiveness >> Sound Bites admin2
Values and forgiveness "We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their ...more

More consumption equals more waste >> Sound Bites mariwinn
More consumption equals more waste"No matter what technologies are available and how careful people are, it's almost impossible for someone who makes and spends $100,000 a year to create fewer carbon ...more

Washington, D.C.'s shifting morality >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Washington, D.C.'s shifting morality "Indeed, the chicanery, the bullying, and the flouting of the rule of law that emanates from the nation's capital these days make Richard Nixon look like a ...more

Was the 2004 Election Stolen? >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Was the 2004 Election Stolen?:..."But what is most anomalous about the irregularities in 2004 was their decidedly partisan bent: Almost without exception they hurt John Kerry and benefited George ...more

Cracking down on illegal immigration >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Cracking down on illegal immigration "...I have stated many times that any immigration solution I will support must address our porous border, must not provide amnesty or reward illegal behavior, and ...more

Why did you lie? >> Sound Bites gotownus
Why did you lie? "Why did you lie to get us into a war that was not necessary, that has caused these kinds of casualties? Why?"Ray McGovern questioning Donald Rumsfeld, May 4, 2006, ...more

Joplin makes the national news >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Joplin makes the national news"Missouri got reportedly $6 million to relieve traffic in Joplin...all money critics say could have been much better spent....."Tom Foreman for CNN Headline News, 4/6/06 ...more

Repression >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Repression "Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it ...more

Let's be pragmatic >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Let's be pragmatic: "If we ban the lobbyists there wouldn't be anybody to write the laws." ...more

Poor Richard's advice >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Poor Richard's advice: "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing." Benjamin ...more

Republican morality: Lies, lies and more lies >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Republican morality: Lies, lies and more lies "The grand jury indictment charged Lewis "Scooter" Libby with one count of obstruction of justice, two of perjury and two of making false statements. It ...more

Missouri governor lauds anti-choice legislation >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Missouri governor lauds anti-choice legislation: “I am grateful to the Missouri General Assembly for passing a good pro-life piece of legislation that will reduce the number of abortions in our ...more

What is the nature of this, Gary? >> Sound Bites mariwinn
What is the nature of this, Gary?: "I don't believe there to be much credibility to blog sites like this one, as they don't conform to journalistic ...more

Bill Moyers speaks out >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Bill Moyers speaks out: "Who are they? I mean the people obsessed with control, using the government to threaten and intimidate. I mean the people who are hollowing out middle class security even as ...more

Payback for conflict of interest >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Payback for conflict of interest:"If CAFO passes the Missouri Legislature, I plan to buy some land close to Wilson (Kevin Wilson, Republican representative, district 130) and put in a big chicken ...more

Point Counterpoint >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Point Counterpoint: Sciavo on Sciavo: "This is a sad day for Terri. But I'll tell you what: it's also is a sad day for everyone in this country because the United States government is going to come ...more

Ecological education >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Ecological education: "One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist ...more

Is there an answer? >> Sound Bites mariwinn
Is there an answer to peace in the Middle East? A weighty question for a one minute response: "...Optimists and pessimists die the same way. They just live differently." ---Shimon Peres, Israeli ...more

And then came Iraq >> Sound Bites mariwinn
And then came Iraq: "...It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor, both black and white, through the poverty program. There were experiments, hopes, new beginnings. Then came the ...more

USA redefined >> Sound Bites mariwinn
USA redefined: "Communities all over America must come together to hone a perception of what being a citizen of a democratic country means. A country split into red and blue states is a nation ...more

On Flourides >> Sound Bites mariwinn
On fluorides: "If the stuff gets out into the air, it's a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it's a pollutant, if it gets into a lake, it's a pollutant; but if it goes right straight into your ...more

 

 

 

 

 

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