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Today's Printed Speak Out

National anthem

Several graduating SEMO students did not stand up when the national anthem was played. That is their prerogative but for me it put a damper on an otherwise wonderful ceremony.

Emergency funds

What percentage of the American people could not come up with $400, even in the direst of emergencies? 52 percent.

Secular principles

The content of Dr. Kamath's recently published Guest Commentary piece is so contrary to the conventional wisdom of the people in this area that he deserves the highest praise for writing it and the Southeast Missourian deserves a profile in courage award for publishing it. I certainly agree with his thesis that religious fanaticism of all creeds has historically and currently brought death and destruction to societies around the world and mankind would be so much better off it believed in and practiced the principles of secular humanism.

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Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, May 23, 2015, at 8:47 PM

Well, Swamp,like they say, it's not your father's world anymore and that's the awful pity about it. Respect and pride in one's demeanor went to pot when political correctness took over. Each generation gets worse than the one before it, which should be proof that Satan exists and Hell ain't half full yet.

-- Posted by RELee on Sat, May 23, 2015, at 10:17 PM

What is wrong with these kids not standing up for our National Anthem take that politically correct crap and throw it in the trash can and bring America back to the Americans Transitions. I have never heard our students not stand up during the playing of the National Anthem unbelievable.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, May 23, 2015, at 8:47 PM

Just a thought. 52% can't come up with $400. Isn't 52% about obamas percentage of the popular vote?

-- Posted by rocknroll on Sat, May 23, 2015, at 8:35 PM

Posted by Dug on Sat, May 23, 2015, at 9:16 AM

No big deal, Dug. E.A. hasn't been right on anything he's posted on here yet. He's either SomeRandomGuy or Pythagoras. Can of mixed nuts.

-- Posted by RELee on Sat, May 23, 2015, at 11:43 AM

Should have been "there" not "their".

-- Posted by Dug on Sat, May 23, 2015, at 10:07 AM

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