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Monday, December 31, 2007



Blogger Bob said...

My resolution for the New Year is to do all that I can to make Saint Paul a better place to live.

8:14 AM  
Blogger John Krenik said...

Bob, very well said.

Happy New Year!!

John Krenik

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obituary of Common Sense

My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told
Me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he
Was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by.
Today I read his obituary. Please join me for a moment of silence in
Remembrance. For Common Sense has served us all so well for so many


Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
Has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was
Since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as
Knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the
Worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
More than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not
Children are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but
Overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old
Boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens
Suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher
Fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
Job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly
Children. It declined even further when schools were required to get
Parental consent to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster
To a student; but could not inform the parents when a student became
Pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became
Contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better
Treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you
Couldn't legally defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and
The burglar can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
Realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
Her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust;
His wife, Discretion;
his daughter, Responsibility;
and his son, Reason.

He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights;
Someone Else is to Blame; and
I'm a Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If You still remember him pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life Lessons

I've learned that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned that it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I've learned that you can keep going long after you

I've learned that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I've learned that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I've learned that heroes are the people
who do what has to be done,
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping

I've learned that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down, will be the ones
to help you get back up.

I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned that your family won't always be
there for you. It may seem funny,
but people you aren't related to
can take care of you and love you
and teach you to trust people again.
Families aren't biological.

I've learned that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned that it isn't always enough to be
forgiven by others. Sometimes you
have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I've learned that you shouldn't be so eager to
find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I've learned that two people can look at the exact
same thing and see something totally different.

I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter
of hours by people who don't even know you.

I've learned that even when you think you have
no more to give, when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

12:41 PM  
Blogger AMANDA said...

Happy New Year to all!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My resoloution for the new year is to get my property sold and get out of St Paul as fast as possible.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:11 PM
Good Luck in selling your property. Have a better life for you and your family in the next city.
New Year wishes Go Out To You All.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Sharon Anderson said...

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6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selling is not a problem 5:21. If I can't sell it, then I just do what everyone has done, refinance and sell to the bank. I'm done with this city and willing to take bad credit to get out.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to all, we can only hope & pray that each year is better for all of us. I am looking forward to another year to continue moving forward with my goals & life in general.

Nancy O.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B4 the sunsets, b4 the memories fade, b4 the networks get jammed & b4 I get drunk, I'm wishing you all a happy new year!

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!


9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy new year Repke. Sorry about what they did to you if it was done by someone here. I miss your side of the argument. Your one of the few who made any sense here.

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2B or not 2B is the question of the day. I have to have another drink B4 Chris and Kathy raise our taxes again. They are mad you know, once they saw the green of tax money it is over for them. They have to have more and more.

B4 too long the city will be paying those landlords lots and lots of money. I say cheers to Steve, Andy and Randy for you will bring much added costs to the city and B4 too long the city will have to raise taxes again to pay 4 it.

I guess I will have another glass of wine as to dull the pain of it all. 7 glasses now and counting, but this still has not dulled the pain of it all. 8 now and counting, thank God I am not driving. Red or white is the question, oh so hard to pick, maybe it will be pink.

In the morning my head will hurt and spin B4 I take an aspirin.

2008 has been great so far, 9 will be oh so fine.

Happy New Year!

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better late then never:

Great Advice

Smile More
Listen more intently
Tell people that you love that you love them
Watch a child discover something new
Don't look for someone else to blame when you are unhappy
Be free with compliments
Encourage someone that is having a difficult day

Call old friends and catch up on their lives
Do something totally silly and out of character every so often
Be less critical of others
Be generous not only with money but with time
Volunteer for a good cause
Be responsible for all your actions
Don't fall for peer pressure

Pray more and Worry less
Be quick to forgive others and learn to forgive yourself
Whatever you do, give it your best shot
Make room for new friends
Live your life this year in a way you can look back on fondly and without regrets
Bury prejudices

Accept yourself for who you are and don't try to be someone somebody else wants you to be.
Treat yourself to something either very expensive or very fattening occasionally
Consider failures as learning opportunities
Challenge your body and your brain

8:58 PM  

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