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Speak Out 10/26/08

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Radical influence

THANK YOU, David Limbaugh, for your detailed article outlining all the reasons Barack Obama should not be the president of our country. I would add, as an educator, that I am greatly concerned about Obama's comments about a "new generation of teachers." Considering his ties with William Ayers, who is hailed by the Obama camp as a valued educator, I would hate to see the door open to such radical influence in our public schools.

A bit of sugar

CASINOS ARE handing out candy for children. Proposition A on the November ballot is suspect because it is being backed by the casinos. It is not difficult to see the casinos' strategy. They bundle a proposition for gambling with something that sounds good: more education money for children. The problem is the deprivation of children due to parents who have gambled away funds that should be used for children's food, clothing and school supplies. Then, there is the strain gambling places on marriages when needed money is squandered away. A little bit of sugar makes the quack medicine go down easier.

One nation

I HAVE been saddened by how people I once respected are calling other people negative names during this election year. They are calling other people names such as anti-American, unpatriotic, terrorists, liberal, socialist, Jewish, Muslim, non-Christian, racists and rednecks. When you hear someone else call someone a name in a negative way, remember our country's motto, "E pluribus unum." Out of many, one. This motto reminds us that out of many backgrounds and religions comes one people united as a nation. This is what binds us together as Americans. I believe that the foundation of our nation's unity is respect for all people.

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good morning everyone

one nation : bigotry is alive and well in the USA .

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 6:49 AM

Hey Mel

Do you or Pups have a facebook account? I'm kinda getting the hang of this thing.

-- Posted by Donnie on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 7:41 AM

I tried adding you. I am very new to myspace (today) so I might be doing something wrong. I sent an email too. I was just trying to get together and send you some pics of the island and my family.

-- Posted by Donnie on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 8:40 AM

...and i always thought E Pluribus Unum was Latin

for 'my money' ..is this on all currency or just

a select few ?

shows how much attention i pay , huh ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 9:15 AM

Testing. Testing.

Hmmm. Seems as though the demons still possess the SO Bog.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 12:20 PM

the Gin Blossom...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 12:21 PM

I have found that all I need to do to post is to keep hitting "Refresh" and it will go through after a few tries.

-- Posted by Red_Rhino on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 12:28 PM

Well. That try worked...after about the seventh try at it. This time, when the "can't find Web page" thingy came on and I hit refresh, I poked "retry" on the Windows Internet Explorer page that came up;however, after a few attempts, finally waited for the little green bar to SLOWLY build up to at least four blocks before hitting retry, which brought the post attempt back to "preview your comment".

Webmeister...Baughn, James Baughn (sorry, can't help myself!), WAKE UP & get a handle on this!! Getting to be too much like work.

I'll try a real comment post and see if the above method works again.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 12:39 PM

Testing. Let's see if the demons let this through.

Gee Judge! The SO column seems so overwhelming today, it required almost three whole sips of that nasty wake-up juice to wade through it all!!

Radical influence: Wait just a sec. What cavern have you been snoozing in for the past few decades to have not noticed that the likes of B.O., Billy Ayers and their radical Marxian buds have been infiltrating and working their evil for those decades in government indoctrination centers, referred to as "public schools" in a certain playbook of the left? Why, Uncle Karl is probably doing a joyful "Hitler jig" in his rather hot grave right now!

A bit of sugar: Aw, heck, forget "the children" for a minute, and think of it from this angle. If the lousy parents and "gimme-more-handouts" welfare slugs are squandering their money at the casinos, then the less they'll have to blow on booze, drugs, and junk food and, most important, they'll not be home abusing their children (& and kicking their pets) as much! Could be a win-win gig going on here!!

One nation: Please, don't be sad. Are you a hunter, or at least a target plinker? If so, then try an optimistic view of your dilemma from this perspective. The more "diversity" we have among various breeds of socialists, communists, Islamo-terrorists and their mentally impaired useful idiots who aid & abet "the Cause" there are, then the more interesting and sporting it will be for real Americans once year-around open season on 'em is finally authorized!! Could be a real blast...er, hoot; sorry 'bout the pun!

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 12:42 PM

Think I've been on this 'bog' too long, too much, Herr ... It's sort of scary to read SO and a personal opinion pops up in my head ... and THEN someone (like Curmudgeons) posts a similar opinion on the SO topic.

Like ... A Bit of Sugar made me think, too ... limiting casino laws are not going to affect people with addictive (gambling) personalities much. Then I thought: Heck, shouldn't we be making laws saying parents can't buy certain non-necessities (no more beer, y'all, or cigarettes, or Pepsi ...) because then they might not be able to afford necessities for their children or families? Sometimes this 'for the children' thing is over-used as an argument for/against just about anything, isn't it?

Besides: if gambling is good enough for one of our political candidates, why shouldn't it be good enough for the rest of us? (Can't help it, just HAD to say that!) ;-)

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 1:33 PM


Gee...Maw, how ya doin'?! I guess if you can fend off the Bog demons enough to force a post through, maybe I can take the time to slap 'em around and try to get a post back atcha! Heck, I had a lot of fun posts I wanted to vent for myself today, but might have to save 'em for another time.

Yup, I agree that it's kinda spooky when we Curmudgeons start snatchin' your thoughts...heh, heh, heh! Say, does that imply that you too might be a contributing member of "Curmudgeons, Inc"?!!

Fortunately, I don't get into gambling much. Geeze, besides being a test, isn't life pretty much a big gamble too? But the few times I do try gambling at a casino, it's always the same drill: Start out winning nicely; howsumever, they get it all back, and then some. Now, Mule seems to have pretty consistent luck, and tends to snort rather menacingly if I come snooping around looking to "borrow" some of her winnings to lose!!

Of course, gambling for the sake of "the children" might be a whole different take...if all the proceeds were dedicated to better food to like kinda-sorta fatten 'em up for improved, nutritious quality stuff at neighborhood BBQs!!! Oh, geeze, how could I think such a thing?! Oh, wait, been gazing longingly between the bunnies and the BBQ lately!

Now let's see if this "treatise on curmudgeon-inspired madness" infiltrates through the demon defenses of the Bog today.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:24 PM

the Gin Blossum is on the loose today..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:36 PM

Yup. The Bog demons are still active. They seem to get annoyed when you try to proofread (not that it does me much good anyway!) your stuff and make corrections before hitting re-submit.

It also seems to help if I wait for awhile after hitting refresh, and continuing to wait for at least four of those little green blocks to appear in the bar on the Internet Explorer before hitting "retry". But, Gawwwd, what a pain.

Will someone pleeeeze go into the Webmeister's cave, take his jug away, then slap him sober enough to do something about exorcising these demons?!!! This site is almost as possessed as my van!

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:40 PM

Perhaps the difficulties in posting are a not-so-subtle way to make certain one really wants to post.

Kind of like the pop-up windows that ask, "Are you sure?", "Are you really sure?", etc. :-)~

All seriousness aside - it is quite frustrating - never really know if the post went through until one goes back and refreshes the SO page.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:55 PM


Yeah, I hear ya there. It takes me about four attempts even after I wait a looooong time for those four green bars to appear in the box. I just hit the "I'm offended" icon on one of my posts to alert the suits to the problem, because I think someone does check that stuff on weekends.


OK, I'll bite...OUCH, I think one of those bog demons just bit me again! Anyway, what's with the "gin blossum" action? Kinda funny, espec if it has something to do with these system demons.

Also. Didn't you used to post under the handle of "Rick Skaggs" or somethin'? I caught the last segment of Mike Huckabee's fairly new show last night, and his band (huck's not bad on the bass) was playing along with Rick(y?) Skaggs bluegrass boys. So that begs the question: Are you a bluegrasser by any chance?!

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 4:08 PM


...a Gin Blossom is a big red nose one gets from

hitting the bottle too much , or a good nature way

of saying 'drunk' ...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 4:37 PM

yep , Rick Scaggs , guilty as charged !!

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 4:38 PM


Wow! Neat. What do ya play? I was a drummer most of my days, but when I hitched up with the Mule here in MO, I took up the banjo. I was gettin' along pretty good with it, even doing OK keepin' up with Mule's guitar doing Dueling Banjos until I got carpo tunnel (sp?) and quit; that's really no excuse though, after seeing the multiple scars on real banjo players wrists!

Ha!! Now I know about the blossoms, heh, heh. Perhaps I should take up drinkin' again, if for no other justification than to deal with these glitch-demons here in the Bog, ya think?!!

You may not want to answer that, as it's such a pain in the Alpha posting anything right now.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 5:04 PM

OK. The demons of the Bog are acting up even worse now; getting new site error messages I don't even understand, let alone ever seen before. So I concede defeat to the little devils. I'm outta this spooky Bog for awhile to see if the Webmeister can get his act in one sock and "de-possess" this froggy Bog!!

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 5:15 PM

Rick, thanks for the Gin Blossom thing ... I was wondering too, but afraid to ask! ;-)

Herr ... you're more persistent than I, evidently. Gave up praising Joe Sullivan's 'Baby Boomer' article after the 5th or 6th (or 7th) try. Guess I'm not as patient as I always believed?

Me? A Curmudgeonette? No way ... well, unless you ask Pops for his opinion.

Hmmm, you might have a good point there, fxpwt ..."...difficulties in posting are a not-so-subtle way to make certain one really wants to post."

-- Posted by gurusmom on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 7:07 PM

Has anyone seen Jay Purcell's new television commercial that lets the good ole boys have it?



-- Posted by Robert Goodbody on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 8:05 PM

Hmmm, well no - haven't seen it on the local airwaves, but if the commercial is on the 'live, local, and just plain late but we've got Mary Ann' TV station - may have to wait until January to see it.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 8:12 PM


is this on U-Tube only ?

seems like the ol' boy would get more bang for the buck

if it was on regular TV too...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 9:01 PM

As far as the Family Video thing - was this an appropriate use of Eminent Domain?

If so, from a legal standpoint - don't see much that can be done.

If not, holy cow -- we've got a problem.

Just a sad observation - just because it may be legal, doesn't necessarily mean it's right.

Given my observed parking densities - suggest that Global Trading encourage their customers to park in the Family Video lot. Heck, buy a couple of abandoned vehicles and park them across the entrances.

Seems like a previous poster's observations are not so much between what's right and what's wrong - it's who is mostest wrongest???

-- Posted by fxpwt on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 9:07 PM

Well, Yogi,

You are wrong...

NO GLOBAL TRADING CUSTOMERS parked in the Family Video lot, nor, as you wierdly allege, were they encouraged to do so. GLOBAL TRADING was closed because of no parking, and their loss of the Broadway entrance.

Don't know where the hell you get your info, or, if someone is feeding you propaganda, but you are wrong.

The truck which you see is not abandoned, it was left there when thier Broadway entrance was taken by the city in the widening of Broadway. The truck was used to go to St. Louis and Chicago to bring back ethinc food supplies for their Global Trading food store. Now that there is no store, no need to travel to Chicago and St. Louis, and no Broadway entrance for them to use, it sits there. You got a problem with that?

Don't know if you are a stooge for the good ole boys, or, if you just don't know what you are talking about.

-- Posted by Robert Goodbody on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 9:28 PM


Jay Purcell's new Televisioin Commercial was just posted to YOUTUBE.

Come Monday, you should be seeing it a little bit here and there.

Just watch. I love the commercial... I think that it will startle a few of the local yokel good ole boys.

-- Posted by Robert Goodbody on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 9:32 PM

My vote and support goes to a true conservative, a hardworking man who worked his way though a Christan college, the College of the Ozarks, where you WORK for your TUTION, and then got his law degree and lived here ever since.

I disagree with some of you on his chances. I do believe that Joe Allen has a very good chance of winning this election. He has been out working hard, meeting lots of people, justlike some of you here, and myself, who have been Republicans, but cannot stomach Jo Ann Emerson's vote for the Bailout of Wall Street Gambling bankers and Foreign banks. His website has had phenominal hits by NEW VISITORS checking him out.

I hope that some of you got to watch "60 Minutes" tonight. Their guest explained in simple terms what these scoungrel friends of Jo Ann Emerson were doing on Wall Street. They were making side bets on whether the stock market would go up, or, down. Whether there would be more mortgage forclosures, and making other similar side bets called derivatives. That is what sunk them, not the bad mortgages. They demanded bad, or, risky mortgages, so that when the mortgages went bad, they would WIN the Side bet.

These people are scum,and they are friends and contributors of Jo Ann Emerson.

We need a change. You all vote for whomever you feel it best, but, for me, that man is Joe Allen.


Joe Allen is for Traditioinal Marriage. He is Pro-Life, Pro-Property Rights, and he got an "A" from the NRA, for his no compromise 100% support of our gun rights. You have not seen a candidate like this before in many years...

His positons are there on the Bailout and Thorngate losing 250 jobs. Then, go take a look at Joe Allen.. such an honest face.


-- Posted by Robert Goodbody on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 9:32 PM

Conservative, Pro-Life, Pro-Property Rights, Pro-Gun Rights, with an ("A") from the NRA... JOE ALLEN's interview with the Southeast Missourian is here.


-- Posted by Robert Goodbody on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 9:41 PM

Here is a list of factories which have closed during the last ten years, or, so. Most of them closed under Jo Ann Emerson's remote representation of us from her mansion in Washington, DC, and, since 2000, in St. Louis with her hubby, Ron Gladney.

Please pardon the length of this post. I could not find another way to format the list.

Please focus on all those people who have lost good paying jobs, and why then, does Jo Ann Emerson want them to pay off the gambling debts of the Wall Street greedy gambling bankers and foreign banks, with their lower wage jobs, if they found a job at all?


Inland Shoe


IXL closed south plant


Box Factory

Bridge Wheel


Gates Rubber,

Missouri Fabrication

RT Friction


Columbia Sportswear

Box Factory

Cape Girardeau

Bunny Bread

Dana Corporation

Emerson Electric

Nuth Rubber

Tri-Con Seat Covers

Thorngate - 250 jobs


Gates Rubber


Arvin (Downsized > )

Elders Manufacturing

Paramount Cap

Prestige Printing





A windmill factory

Katies Needle

East Prairie

Story's Popcorn



Huffy Bike


Emerson Electric



Circle D

Federal Mogul

Sterling Piston


C.B. Forms

A garment factory

RTW cutting tools


The Crayon factory


Rowe Furniture

Mountain View

Angelica Garment

Conaway Winter

A boat factory

Mountain Grove

Arlee Home Fashions


Steel Company

Poplar Bluff

Dalton Adding Machines

Essex (Dow Chemical)

Rowe Furniture Company

Smiley Container

Mopek Plastics


PLASTENE (370 jobs lost when they closed)


A uniform plant


Briggs and Stratton


Bunny Bread

Canvas Products

Coca Cola

Cotts Bev. layoffs

Essex Wire

Fleming Foods

Growe's Sportswear

Heritage Homes

Inman Trucking

National Lock

Trans-o-gram toys

Triangle Wire

A wallet factory

A brass company

C&F Foods


Milwaukee Tool

Steele Manufacturing


Arlee Home Fashions

Van Buren

Paramount Cap

West Plains


Arlee Home Fashions

Gardner's Shoe

Joy Dog Food

These Corning, Arkansas plants, which closed, employed many Ripley and Butler Countians.



Factories with several locations that closed in southern Missouri.

Paramount Cap, Arlee Home Fashions, Elders Manufacturing, H.D. Lee, Inland Shoe, Brown Shoe, International Shoe.

In 1980, there were FIFTY shoe factories in the 8th Congressional District. Today there are none

Vote JOE ALLEN ...... www.allen4congress.com

-- Posted by Robert Goodbody on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 10:35 PM

Jay Purcell's new comercial, it's pretty good!


-- Posted by mobushwhacker on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 11:15 PM

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