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Today's question: What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST

Columbia has a lot to be thankful for this year. Consider this:

The MU basketball team made it to the Elite Eight.

The city's population surpassed 100,000 — more of us to love.

Columbia has received about $136 million in federal stimulus money.

And then there are more personal stories.

Almeta Crayton is hosting her Everyone Eats! program, despite a recent hospitalization.

An MU student, Hend El-Buri, celebrated another successful year of an international breast cancer awareness movement that she created.

What are you thankful for?


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Richard Breidenthal December 7, 2009 | 12:15 a.m.

I'm thankful more people don't listen to that Republican
rant king..Ruch Limbaugh. Since he was installed by Murdoc of the WallStreet Journal for the Republican party in 1992 during the Clinton election, he has lied his way into the spotlight, he is a dangerous manipulator.
He is paid by the Ultra right wing Australian who owns Fox news, the Wall Street Journal, and the Post. They have pushed the Republican adjenda for seventeen years lying and manipulating information, fair and balanced my ass. I am a moderate republican who believes that the party has been hijacked by a facist Ultra right wing religious philiosophy that wants every one to march in lock step to their Christian beliefs. The Party is using these evangelicals to destroy benefits that these evangelicals need. But Limbaugh has convinced them that all the problems are the fault of the "Liberals". Screw the Liberals, we need health care, we need medicare. The Republican party has worked to destroy medicare since its inception. Republican Party now stands for the Rich 10%, for get about all of us.
They use the words Family Values, What America stands for, etc. and wave the flag because they know people will fall for the next line they are told after that which is the Liberals want to take away you health benefits, your homes,
Well we weren't born yesterday. As a History major and political scientist I say go read a book about the 20th Century and the money barons. Read about the crash of 29, the great depression, the new deal that the Republican party wants to destroy.(Social Security, Medicare,etc.)
The Republican Patry spent the fifties and sixties trying to eliminate medicare and all social programs for the least of us able to care for themselves.(how Christian) They broke the unions to save more money for the upper 1%. Workers have fewer protections. Then the Congress made it profitable for companies to move out of the country and abandon our workers and drag down our economy with reduced taxes. In the fifties the highest tax rate was 70%, and we all did well. The Republican part has reduced that to 39%. and just incase a billion is not enough they go to switzerland to shelter their money from taxes. (how Christian) Just don't believe everything you hear on FOX TV. it is not news but the Republican Party line. Rich

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John Schultz December 7, 2009 | 12:27 a.m.

A tough rant to read, but who passed Medicare Part D, the massively-unfunded prescription bill? Republicans! Why? They wanted senior votes.

Politicians don't pass legislation to help you or me, they do it to advance their careers. The Democrats are the same way.

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Ray Shapiro December 7, 2009 | 12:52 a.m.

("VOTE FOR ME..AND..I'LL SET YOU FAH-REE!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy_aahkId...

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Ayn Rand December 7, 2009 | 8:42 a.m.

Rich, how could "the Republican Patry [have] spent the fifties and sixties trying to eliminate medicare" when Medicare wasn't created until mid-1965?

Republicans seem to object less to "social programs for the least of us able to care for themselves" and more to social programs that force the hard-working and responsible to support lazy and irresponsible. One recent example is SCHIP, which is now available to a family of four making more than $63,000. (States also can apply for waivers to increase that cap.) Why should a family making that much money be allowed to go on the dole?

As for not paying taxes, how many high-ranking Democrats (e.g., Rangel) in the Obama administration and Congress were caught in the past year alone for not paying taxes on their nannies, chauffeurs and vacation homes?

You need to stop kidding yourself that the Democrats are without reproach.

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