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Sunday blog: Talking riots, electricity outage, your special day and Quinn

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Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 275 weeks ago Cue, while “exasperate” sorta fits… I believe the word you intended is “exacerbate.” OTOH this reader completely agrees with you about looting, rioting, and the other primal behavior. These people are criminals, derelicts. I am also tired of the police getting vilified for doing their jobs by arresting criminals and derelicts. Report Reply 1 reply · active 275 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 275 weeks ago I even looked that word up: Exasperate means to infuriate or irritate intensely. Exacerbate means to make a problem worse. So technically you are right. I’ll change the sentence to “exacerbate to exasperate.” Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 275 weeks ago I want to know what happened to the reserve officer in Tulsa , that shot and killed the unarmed guy on the ground thinking he was using his tazier , but accidental had a gun in his hand.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down concerned citizen · 275 weeks ago Frankly, I for one am tired of all the negative publicity that we have seen in the news lately concerning law enforcement officers. There are a lot of officers out there that have and would give their lives in order to serve and protect their community. Next week (May 10-16, 2015) is National Police Week. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Its intention was to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and those still working the streets. Instead of being down on our officers let us as a community use that time to thank an officer for their service and to wear blue or fly a blue ribbon from your vehicle car antenna in support of our men in blue. Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 275 weeks ago Boy oh boy “Obviously, I am neither African-American nor live in the inner-city so I don’t understand what it is to live in poverty or to be discriminated against”. Uh…..so only poor people and blacks can be discriminated against? Get a grip, ya yuppie liberal. Tired of the cops F’ing with you? Maybe you should try not breaking the law. Majority of ALL protests have spun from someone breaking the law and paying the ultimate price. The cops in the majority of the cases (dare I say ALL but one which is still, to my knowledge, being investigated) acted in good measure. I wouldn’t want a cops job in todays ignorant “hands up don’t shoot” mentality of a nation. I couldn’t agree more about the electrical outage though. Stop watching T.V., get off the computer, put the cell phone/tablet down. Play a board game with your spouse/kids over candle light. Tell stories of growing up and having to walk “up hill both ways, in the snow”. We need a major power grid issue to come up so that these twits can’t check twitter every 30 seconds, or post how horrible being without power for 10 minutes is on facebook. The problem with downtown wellington, is that people don’t support it…..reliably. Sure, I shop downtown. Maybe once every couple of months. Should I do it once a month? Sure. Once a week? Probably. But the convenience of working in the big city makes it too easy to just stop while I’m up there. And the COST makes it more attractive. Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 5. Quinn’s thoughts…Quinn McCue1. Fun fact about Quinn: I hate celery. I cannot stand the smell and or taste unless it’s boiled. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five thoughts by Cueball and Quinn for May 3, 2015…1. Baltimore riots…City police riots are hardly anything new. I can’t remember a time when we didn’t have them. The Rodney King Los Angeles riots in 1992 were particularly disturbing.A man stands in front of a line of police officer in riot gear last week in Baltimore. (AP News photo).I was way too young to remember the civil rights riots of the 1960s.Maybe I’m becoming more cynical these days, but today’s riots seem a bit more manufactured than the riots of years past. You wonder for some if it is an excuse for people to loot, and are tailor-made spectacles for cable TV news networks like CNN and Fox News, eager for a night of high ratings.Obviously, I am neither African-American nor live in the inner-city so I don’t understand what it is to live in poverty or to be discriminated against based on the color of my skin.But burning down a city doesn’t seem like a solution. And I also fail to understand how neutering a police force helps overcome whatever it is people need to overcome. Someone asked me the other day, why would anyone want to go into law enforcement these days — especially in the inner city. It’s not a profession I would choose. Police officers are held to an accountability of perfection. If an incident occurs such as what happened with Michael Brown in Missouri and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, then all hell breaks loose. Local citizens riots, T.V. cameras converge and you have a city-burning spectacle on your hands.And then there are the visitors, who seem to show up and exacerbate to exasperate the situation for these made-for-TV events.Burning down a city is the current rage, Ferguson… Baltimore… and another coming soon to a city near you. We’re in for a long hot summer.When I compare the plight of the inner cities these days, it makes me realize just how lucky I am to be living in Wellington, Kansas. 2. Electricity being out… Are we getting a little too spoiled? Electricity went out for 10 minutes in Wellington and elsewhere in Sumner County, and you would have thought it was Armageddon judging from some of the comments I read on Facebook and this site.Someone sent me an e-mail to launch a full-fledged investigation into the matter as if the city was under siege. Yeah, I’ll get do that hard-hitting investigative piece right after I write my five-part series on why the drive thru clerk at one of our fast food restaurants failed to give me correct change the other day.Do we need a war, a bubonic plague or something to snap us back into reality about how good we have it? Having your electricity go out especially for 10 minutes is not a crisis. Nothing in this world is going to run perfectly. We are going to have pot holes in our streets, our cars are not going to start, our bills will be too high, and the stupid electricity is going to go out from time-to-time.I was actually happy to see the electricity go out around 10 p.m. Wednesday. It kept me from having to watch more news coverage of the Baltimore riots. 4. I have never seen an entire Indiana Jones or Harry Potter Movie in my life.center_img 3. I like 10 hours of sleep. But I also like staying up late to an unhealthy extent. See my problem. 2. Only 2 people know my favorite food. 4. Your special day … I hope you have been reading the WHS Daily Bulletin that comes out Monday through Friday.Not only is there a school schedule, the lunch, and announcements of things going on at Wellington High School, but at the end it lists of special commemorative days. For example on Monday it was National Tell a Story Day and National Prime Rib Day. Thursday, and I’m not lying, was National Honesty Day and National Bugs Bunny Day.I saw this on Facebook. Saturday was not only Wellington’s Citywide Garage Sale but it was also “World Naked Gardening Day.”I’ll leave the jokes up to you. 3. Something I heard…I asked a Wellington downtown restaurant owner the other day how business was during the lunch hour and he said not as well as he hoped because there are way too many places downtown for people to eat.That’s a new one. I’m not sure I ever heard that since moving here. “We have too many downtown businesses open.”Folks, it’s time to get fat. We are in food heaven. Get downtown or elsewhere in the community and support the many local restaurants in town. These are good times… burp!last_img

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