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Re: “Hey, all you people worried about journalism: Meet the future press

I believe it is up to the teachers of today to shape the children of our future. What an excellent idea for an English major stuck teaching math...I assume it can be agreed that the little girl will end up as a writer. Currently on the path to a degree in either english or journalism myself, I had basically stated the same thing she did when I was her age! I felt so lost for years, wondering what I wanted to "be" when I "grew up". My gift is one of words and writing; how could I be so blind to it for so many years? I do not blame others for my shortcomings, but it would have been nice to hear one of my teachers or english teachers praise my work. Countless "A's" stamped on my papers; yet not one person that in my youthful mind I thought mattered ever pulled me aside to let me know I was onto something. Point being, children are very impressionable. Teachers must not only teach, but help the children discover who they are and who they will become by recognizing their strengths and challenging their weaknesses.

Posted by Teaching and Dreaming on 06/08/2009 at 3:07 AM

Re: “Hey, all you people worried about journalism: Meet the future press

I believe it is up to the teachers of today to shape the children of our future. What an excellent idea for an English major stuck teaching math...I assume it can be agreed that the little girl will end up as a writer. Currently on the path to a degree in either english or journalism myself, I had basically stated the same thing she did when I was her age! I felt so lost for years, wondering what I wanted to "be" when I "grew up". My gift is one of words and writing; how could I be so blind to it for so many years? I do not blame others for my shortcomings, but it would have been nice to hear one of my teachers or english teachers praise my work. Countless "A's" stamped on my papers; yet not one person that in my youthful mind I thought mattered ever pulled me aside to let me know I was onto something. Point being, children are very impressionable. Teachers must not only teach, but help the children discover who they are and who they will become by recognizing their strengths and challenging their weaknesses.

Posted by Teaching and Dreaming on 06/08/2009 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Hey, all you people worried about journalism: Meet the future press

I don't believe it's journalism that's in trouble. The business model of certain media companies who, not coincidentally, attempt to control the free flow of information is what's in trouble, and rightly so.

An example: you'll still find no stories on KansasCity.Com about the DWI arrest of the wife of the Star's publisher. (Does anyone think the same would apply if one of the Star's enemies, say Gloria Squitiro or Clay Chastain, were arrested on the same charge? Hell, no - there would be six inch headlines on the front page.) Now, if we were talking about the Huffington Post or Daily KOS, someone would have a diary or post up about the story, and it would be getting attention whether the powers-that-be liked it or not.

The old media companies are dinosaurs, and will eventually die off like all other dinosaurs. (seen any buggy whip makers around recently?) But journalism will do just fine.

Posted by Realist on 06/05/2009 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Hey, all you people worried about journalism: Meet the future press

I don't believe it's journalism that's in trouble. The business model of certain media companies who, not coincidentally, attempt to control the free flow of information is what's in trouble, and rightly so. An example: you'll still find no stories on KansasCity.Com about the DWI arrest of the wife of the Star's publisher. (Does anyone think the same would apply if one of the Star's enemies, say Gloria Squitiro or Clay Chastain, were arrested on the same charge? Hell, no - there would be six inch headlines on the front page.) Now, if we were talking about the Huffington Post or Daily KOS, someone would have a diary or post up about the story, and it would be getting attention whether the powers-that-be liked it or not. The old media companies are dinosaurs, and will eventually die off like all other dinosaurs. (seen any buggy whip makers around recently?) But journalism will do just fine.

Posted by Realist on 06/05/2009 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Claire McCaskill’s Commission on Wartime Contracting tries — finally — to summon Truman’s spirit

Interesting how ole Claire portrays herself as a champion of the working class, protector of the downtrodden--I guess as the multi millionaires Clintons and Billionaires like Soros like to fake.

The truth is she is married to Joe Shepard, who made MILLIONS AND MILLIONS with that icon of protection the downtrodden--NURSING HOMES. But that wasnt all! Ole Joe also was incorporated offshore, since he didnt feel "patriotic" enough to pay taxes--apparently the same as most of the Obama administrarion.

The ability of the Democrat Party to promote itself as what it is not is without question unsupassed in the history of BS!

Posted by FACTMAN on 02/04/2009 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Claire McCaskill’s Commission on Wartime Contracting tries — finally — to summon Truman’s spirit

Interesting how ole Claire portrays herself as a champion of the working class, protector of the downtrodden--I guess as the multi millionaires Clintons and Billionaires like Soros like to fake.

The truth is she is married to Joe Shepard, who made MILLIONS AND MILLIONS with that icon of protection the downtrodden--NURSING HOMES. But that wasnt all! Ole Joe also was incorporated offshore, since he didnt feel "patriotic" enough to pay taxes--apparently the same as most of the Obama administrarion.

The ability of the Democrat Party to promote itself as what it is not is without question unsupassed in the history of BS!

Posted by FACTMAN on 02/04/2009 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Claire McCaskill’s Commission on Wartime Contracting tries — finally — to summon Truman’s spirit

Interesting how ole Claire portrays herself as a champion of the working class, protector of the downtrodden--I guess as the multi millionaires Clintons and Billionaires like Soros like to fake. The truth is she is married to Joe Shepard, who made MILLIONS AND MILLIONS with that icon of protection the downtrodden--NURSING HOMES. But that wasnt all! Ole Joe also was incorporated offshore, since he didnt feel "patriotic" enough to pay taxes--apparently the same as most of the Obama administrarion. The ability of the Democrat Party to promote itself as what it is not is without question unsupassed in the history of BS!

Posted by FACTMAN on 02/04/2009 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Claire McCaskill’s Commission on Wartime Contracting tries — finally — to summon Truman’s spirit

Interesting how ole Claire portrays herself as a champion of the working class, protector of the downtrodden--I guess as the multi millionaires Clintons and Billionaires like Soros like to fake. The truth is she is married to Joe Shepard, who made MILLIONS AND MILLIONS with that icon of protection the downtrodden--NURSING HOMES. But that wasnt all! Ole Joe also was incorporated offshore, since he didnt feel "patriotic" enough to pay taxes--apparently the same as most of the Obama administrarion. The ability of the Democrat Party to promote itself as what it is not is without question unsupassed in the history of BS!

Posted by FACTMAN on 02/04/2009 at 3:48 PM

Re: “It’s time to call bullshit on conservatives’ tired argument about Democrats and tax increases

Here is a balanced view: fuck the cocksucker ass-wipe Republicans - they are the dipshit big business coddlers asleep at the wheel who allowed the fucking mess we see the last 2 weeks. You call it - unregulated toxic lending bringing down the big financial institutions, Mid-East quagmire killing the sons/daughters of poor people, environmental laws strip-mined, out of control deficit dooming my kids future, stripping basic services for disabled - fuck those shithead bastards! Fuck those butt-fuckers and the mule they rode in on! All those fucktard assholes have done for the past 8 years is squat down and take a big steaming dump of shit right on the head of the little guy.

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Posted by I call bullshit on 10/04/2008 at 6:51 PM

Re: “It’s time to call bullshit on conservatives’ tired argument about Democrats and tax increases

Here is a balanced view: fuck the cocksucker ass-wipe Republicans - they are the dipshit big business coddlers asleep at the wheel who allowed the fucking mess we see the last 2 weeks. You call it - unregulated toxic lending bringing down the big financial institutions, Mid-East quagmire killing the sons/daughters of poor people, environmental laws strip-mined, out of control deficit dooming my kids future, stripping basic services for disabled - fuck those shithead bastards! Fuck those butt-fuckers and the mule they rode in on! All those fucktard assholes have done for the past 8 years is squat down and take a big steaming dump of shit right on the head of the little guy.

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Posted by I call bullshit on 10/04/2008 at 3:51 PM

Re: “The Surreal Life: In Lee’s Summit, Missouri, John McCain and Sarah Palin refute reality

Poor ol CJ, stuck in the 70's with her clothes, hair style and thinking. I can't wait for an article in the Pitch that points out the complete and utter lack of experience of Obama, his Weatherman Underground relationships, his long time association with the RACIST Rev Wright, his underhanded dealings in buying the land his multimillion dollar home sits on, and on and on and on.

Please be as hard hitting and factual with Obama's strategy of Hope, he hopes he can get people to buy into his charisma since his record and character are both weak and tarnished.

Too bad CJ couldn't get that gig in Boulder, but she's stuck her in KC and can't even get a job at the Star, their maxed out on their quota of leftwingnut liberals.

Posted by BigOlBrassOnes on 09/23/2008 at 5:06 PM

Re: “The Surreal Life: In Lee’s Summit, Missouri, John McCain and Sarah Palin refute reality

Poor ol CJ, stuck in the 70's with her clothes, hair style and thinking. I can't wait for an article in the Pitch that points out the complete and utter lack of experience of Obama, his Weatherman Underground relationships, his long time association with the RACIST Rev Wright, his underhanded dealings in buying the land his multimillion dollar home sits on, and on and on and on. Please be as hard hitting and factual with Obama's strategy of Hope, he hopes he can get people to buy into his charisma since his record and character are both weak and tarnished. Too bad CJ couldn't get that gig in Boulder, but she's stuck her in KC and can't even get a job at the Star, their maxed out on their quota of leftwingnut liberals.

Posted by BigOlBrassOnes on 09/23/2008 at 2:06 PM

Re: “The Surreal Life: In Lee’s Summit, Missouri, John McCain and Sarah Palin refute reality

How did Palin �steal� celebrity? Don�t you think there is a chance that her popularity may come from being the only non-Senator in this race? Perhaps she fits into the Washington outsider category, which makes her popular despite being a woman. Kind of sounds like someone else you might know�someone who might be a mainstream media outsider that runs an alt-weekly, despite being a woman, hunh?

What change do you see in an Obama presidency? Where has Obama provided a single dissent from the Pelosi / Reid toxic quagmire of political inaction? The only change Obama wants is to take the United States further down the same path of the 9% approval-rated Congress.

When it comes to taxes, I implore you to show me on Obama�s website where he will not raise taxes. Remember, the United States already has the second largest corporate tax rates in the world (hurmm�could that be the reason jobs go overseas). Unfortunately the only surreal aspect of this, CJ, is that you cannot see that raising taxes on corporations, but not on the people, IS STILL RAISING TAXES!

Surely, there is no hope for you, CJ. You have already decided how you will stand and nothing will CHANGE your mind. Perhaps that is why you, unlike the rest of us, may not want CHANGE, but you should not be using your paper to tell people how to think and deny others the choice of change.

Posted by (the) Trevor on 09/22/2008 at 11:42 AM

Re: “The Surreal Life: In Lee’s Summit, Missouri, John McCain and Sarah Palin refute reality

How did Palin “steal” celebrity? Don’t you think there is a chance that her popularity may come from being the only non-Senator in this race? Perhaps she fits into the Washington outsider category, which makes her popular despite being a woman. Kind of sounds like someone else you might know…someone who might be a mainstream media outsider that runs an alt-weekly, despite being a woman, hunh? What change do you see in an Obama presidency? Where has Obama provided a single dissent from the Pelosi / Reid toxic quagmire of political inaction? The only change Obama wants is to take the United States further down the same path of the 9% approval-rated Congress. When it comes to taxes, I implore you to show me on Obama’s website where he will not raise taxes. Remember, the United States already has the second largest corporate tax rates in the world (hurmm…could that be the reason jobs go overseas). Unfortunately the only surreal aspect of this, CJ, is that you cannot see that raising taxes on corporations, but not on the people, IS STILL RAISING TAXES! Surely, there is no hope for you, CJ. You have already decided how you will stand and nothing will CHANGE your mind. Perhaps that is why you, unlike the rest of us, may not want CHANGE, but you should not be using your paper to tell people how to think and deny others the choice of change.

Posted by (the) Trevor on 09/22/2008 at 8:42 AM

Re: “The Surreal Life: In Lee’s Summit, Missouri, John McCain and Sarah Palin refute reality

Actually, Rove just commented in yesterday's NY Times on the lack of truth in most of McCain's ads. Now that's scary!

Posted by LuckyGirl on 09/17/2008 at 6:44 PM

Re: “The Surreal Life: In Lee’s Summit, Missouri, John McCain and Sarah Palin refute reality

Actually, Rove just commented in yesterday's NY Times on the lack of truth in most of McCain's ads. Now that's scary!

Posted by Luckygirl on 09/17/2008 at 3:44 PM

Re: “It’s time to call bullshit on conservatives’ tired argument about Democrats and tax increases

Thomas Frank is a hack. Conservatives have done nothing about same-sex weddings? Then why have 26 states adopted constitutional language banning gay marriage since conservatives took over? Nothing on abortion? How about a federal partial birth abortion ban, held up by the US Supreme Court. It's time to call bullshit all right - the bullshit which is Thomas Frank.

Posted by Al Gore on 08/28/2008 at 12:49 AM

Re: “It’s time to call bullshit on conservatives’ tired argument about Democrats and tax increases

Thomas Frank is a hack. Conservatives have done nothing about same-sex weddings? Then why have 26 states adopted constitutional language banning gay marriage since conservatives took over? Nothing on abortion? How about a federal partial birth abortion ban, held up by the US Supreme Court. It's time to call bullshit all right - the bullshit which is Thomas Frank.

Posted by Al Gore on 08/27/2008 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Filmmaker Terence O’Malley documents Kansas City’s gangster past

Will this film continue to perpetuate the lie upon which the FBI was founded? Will it show what really happened in the car where Nash was seated?

It wasn't the mobsters who killed the Oklahoma sheriff but a numb-nutz FBI agent who didn't know how to handle a Winchester Model 12

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Posted by Orphan of the Road on 06/12/2008 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Filmmaker Terence O’Malley documents Kansas City’s gangster past

Will this film continue to perpetuate the lie upon which the FBI was founded? Will it show what really happened in the car where Nash was seated? It wasn't the mobsters who killed the Oklahoma sheriff but a numb-nutz FBI agent who didn't know how to handle a Winchester Model 12

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Orphan of the Road on 06/12/2008 at 9:38 AM

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