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Speak Out 6/17/07

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hit-and-run

I'M CALLING about the person who ran over the dog on Sycamore Street in Scott City. The dog died Saturday morning. The driver could at least have stopped and said he was sorry.

Speed-limit savings

EVERYBODY IS complaining about gasoline prices. I do too. Why not drive the speed limit? I think it would make a difference. I'm driving the speed limit, and I'm about to get run over anywhere I go. It amazes me that people do not care about the price of gas and aren't trying to help their own cause. Slow down and drive the speed limit.

Sidewalk waste

WHAT A waste it is to spend money for sidewalks. Those who walk in residential areas still walk in the street by the curb. What's wrong with parking cars in driveways and garages to make walking easier.

Immigrants and SS

I WOULD like to comment on the president's proposed immigration law. Why do the presidents feel like they need to sell the country down the drain? Now President Bush wants to legalize immigration and break the Social Security bank. I thought Social Security was about broke anyway. Why do we give another 12 million illegal immigrants citizenship and try to break our Social Security worse than ever? I don't understand this.

Legal welcome

AREN'T YOU tired of hearing that we should give illegal aliens this and that? I am. We also hear that they do jobs Americans won't do. No, because the companies won't pay anything so by doing these jobs at those low wages they're undermining the American people. It all boils down to who does the most for them will get the most votes. We are being sold out by our government. Don't sit back and take it. Call your senator and your representative. We have not made exceptions for any other group of people wishing to come here. Why now? Why these people? The poor Haitians can't get here, illegally or legally. No amnesty? Don't kid yourself. It is amnesty. Wake up before there is a different flag flying over this country. If you want to come here legally like everybody else, you're welcome.

Ordination wishes

I WOULD like to congratulate Father William Hennecke who was ordained June 1 at St. Mary Cathedral. I was fortunate to be at his ordination and his first Mass. Both were beautiful and inspiring. Congratulations, Father William.

Water park vote

I BELIEVE taxpayers want and deserve a water park, but I'm sure we are smart enough not to pay for the city's odds and ends that have been put on hold for years. Give the area a boost and have one item on the agenda: a water park.

Water park idea

NO TO the water park. A water park might make money in the summer, but the other nine months we would be paying for nothing. Our taxes have gone up enough, 10 percent this year alone. If a water park is to be built in Cape Girardeau, let some private sector build it make all the money off of it. Or lose all the money off of it.

Odds and ends

IN ORDER to get a water park on the ballot, be prepared to see many extra miscellaneous programs the city has ignored for years. To place the water park at the Osage Community Centre is ridiculous. That area is already congested, and street expansion would soon follow. Placing a water park that can be seen from the interstate would sell itself. Taxpayers deserve a water park, but I'm sure we are smart enough not to pay for the city's odds and ends.


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If they haven't replaced the bubble, what makes you think they'll take care of a high maintenance item like a waterpark.

A year round tax for 3 months of use? The insurance alone will stretch the city budget. The city needs sewers, street repairs, new vehicles, better wages for public employees. A waterpark seems like a frivolous item for the use of just a few people who will be able to afford to pay the daily fee.

-- Posted by calypso12 on Sun, Jun 17, 2007, at 7:39 AM

The city council claims it doesn't have enough money coming in now. Why blow money on a water park? It's like if someone couldn't aford to pay their car payment but decided to have a pool installed. It makes no sense.

-- Posted by Make no mistake about it on Sun, Jun 17, 2007, at 8:17 AM

Re: Hit-and-run

Dogs do not belong in the street. Part of your responsibility as a pet owner is to keep your pet on your property. Had you kept your dog safely in your yard, it would not have been hit by a car. Nobody owes you an apology.

-- Posted by dixietrucker on Sun, Jun 17, 2007, at 1:15 PM

your comment about Father William is rude and uncalled for .

-- Posted by poppa on Sun, Jun 17, 2007, at 5:05 PM

asdfgtre,

Pappa is absolutely right. Your comments were rude, but it doesn't end there.

A suit for defamation of character would be easily won here. You made a harmful statement making a false claim, be it expressly stated or implied.

The libelous statement that you made, even though it was made as an electronic broadcast gives those you have wronged a right of action. I hope it is taken against you. After all,it would be an easy enough case... A single subpoena to the SEMissourian would probably provide enough information to find exactly where the comments originated.

-- Posted by semoatty on Sun, Jun 17, 2007, at 10:27 PM

And...DixieTrucker, if you own a dog you know that it is possible for it to get out of whatever enclosure in which it may be kept. The person lost his/her friend. While it is a pet owner's responsibility to keep animals where they are supposed to be, this happen. Try to show a little concern. That dog may have been the caller's only companion.

-- Posted by semoatty on Sun, Jun 17, 2007, at 10:37 PM

I think that the water park is a STUPID idea. They're already proposing a tax increase now, you KNOW that they're not going to spend that money on a water park. There's going to be another tax increase. Besides, there are already several swimming pools in the area, parks to play in, trail of tears, etc. What the heck do the kids in the town need with a water park!?

-- Posted by foodie on Mon, Jun 18, 2007, at 10:08 AM

I kind of feel like my kids should have safe sidewalks to walk on in our neighborhood. That's why I pay taxes - for infrastructure. Sidewalks are part of the infrastructure along with streets and highways. My immediate neighborhood is relatively low traffic, but if we decide to walk to the park, we have to walk along Lexington much of the way. The sidewalks have made it much safer for us to walk to the park. That's what sidewalks provide - a safe avenue for foot traffic. That anyone would be opposed to such a thing is incomprehensible.

-- Posted by Little_Mac on Tue, Jun 19, 2007, at 4:25 PM

What exactly did asdfgtre say about Father William - it wasn't posted?

-- Posted by Little_Mac on Tue, Jun 19, 2007, at 4:28 PM


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