- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Speak Out 6/22/05
ON MOUNT Auburn Road heading south on the inside lane between Themis and Independence streets, there is a concrete joint that has turned into a bone-jarring bump. There are several others along Mount Auburn that need fixing too, but in my poor little car that one hurts the worst.
Making it legal
ARE WE sure legalization of alcohol did anything but put some tax dollars in the government's pockets? If it were illegal and more difficult to obtain, would there be fewer drinking drivers and fewer alcoholics? So if we legalized things like meth, would there be fewer drug addictions, or just more taxation on something else that is bad for us?
REGARDING BARRELS of oil per person: There also happens to be over 1 billion Chinese versus about 200 million Americans. Also, not every Chinese person has the means to live like the average American. Once you do the math with these figures taken into account, things will be relatively equal on a per-person basis.
City's tall grass
I THINK Cape Girardeau needs to worry about the height of the grass on its own property instead of everyone else's yard. I can't count the number of city-owned properties where the grass is knee high before it's mowed. It's like the kettle calling the pot black.
THE POLICE need to do something about the double parking on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau. I travel that route four times a day, and it's not delivery trucks that are double parking. It's the public. The double-parked motorists are either letting someone off or are waiting for someone to come out of the store.
Not in the preamble
PROMOTING THE general welfare mentioned in the preamble of the Constitution does not mean handing out welfare checks.
IS IT just me, or do others notice how the politicians all over the world no longer listen to the people they are suppose to represent? There are countries that support gay marriages, which is what they want. But what about the people in states or countries that do not want gay marriages? Do these deaf politicians have a right to force their views on us? I once lived near a community that was so closed to outsiders, I was glad to move to Cape Girardeau. I pray that Missouri remains firm in defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.
WORK IS our national religion. We work harder than any other citizens of the world, including those of Japan. If the likes of Matt Daniels, president of the Alliance for Marriage, had his way and employers asked for less from workers, we would be lost as individuals and as a nation.
Lots of sweeping
CAL THOMAS clamored concerning the acquittal of Michael Jackson: "The narcissistic generation has come full circle, from indulging children to abusing them, from setting standards to removing all taboos. Nothing is wrong any longer because nothing is right." At first I thought this statement to be an example of a propaganda technique known as a sweeping generalization. Upon further reflection, I decided that it deserved modification and should be deemed a sweeping, sweeping, sweeping generalization.
Don't need Tasers
SCOTT CITY is building up cash reserves, and that's very smart business management. Buying Tasers for the police department is not. Tasers have caused many deaths, and many much larger police forces are questioning their value. It's a foolish investment of $10,000 that we can ill afford. Besides, we don't really need them. The crime here isn't bad enough to warrant such a foolish investment.
"FISHING AROUND for a liberal judge is the wrong way for the state of Missouri to do the business of educating our children." Thus, a classic example of the motive fallacy from the reprint on school funding from the St. Joseph News-Press. Who cares what the motive of trying to improve school funding is as long as it can be empirically demonstrated that an equitable increase in school funding is a worthy goal and will help improve academic achievement in Missouri?
Weeds are mowed
I'm here on Route W, and the weeds have been mowed. It looks great. I want to thank whoever mowed the grass. We really appreciate it.
IF I hear another liberal say he supports the troops but not the war, I think I'll throw up. You can't have it both ways. It endangers our troops to make accusations about how captured terrorists are being treated. These prisoners have eaten better and been given more time to worship than they ever had. But the Democrats couldn't care less. They hate President Bush and the conservatives and will do anything to destroy American policy and weaken our military and the president for political gain.
Thanks for glasses
I'D LIKE to thank the person who found my prescription safety glasses from work. I am really thankful you found them and turned them in to the police for me.
The portion of the floodwall in downtown Cape Girardeau that was painted last year is absolutely beautiful. But why do we have to have the nice section and then the ugly section that looks faded out? Then we skip back to bare wall again. Behind the Little Red House are a few more figures. Nothing is the same.