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Speak Out 9/8/09

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The good life

NO one should need to live on social-assistance programs. But some may find themselves in such a position that requires it. Perhaps it will be you. Will you take the money that feeds and houses you, or send it back? You won't be living in my yard, nor eating my food. Those without pity deserve none themselves. I worked for 30 years and would love to work again, but terminal illness prevents that. Am I ashamed that I require government assistance to survive? No. I'm thankful that not everyone is as hateful as some of the local populace. We take our life together as the good life, and a very good life it is.

Real news

IT'S funny that while the war is still on you hear hours of news about Michael Jackson and Ted Kennedy and 15 seconds for the troops. Let's hear about real heroes and their sacrifice. Let them not be forgotten.

Sidewalk priorities

EVERY time I have driven down Mount Auburn Road in the past month the thought enters my head: Where are these sidewalks going, and who will use them? Why is the city spending so much money on sidewalks to nowhere when we have a beautiful new multimillion-dollar library that no one can get to unless they drive? Two blocks separate the senior center and the library, and there is no sidewalk. Why can't we get the trail system expanded and linked to the library allowing children and families to ride their bikes or walk to this beautiful new facility? Where are the city's priorities?

Picking up limbs

WHY do people feel it is the city's responsibility to pick up fallen tree limbs from their property? If the city wants to save money, make people who have trees that fall on private property either haul them away themselves or pay to have them hauled away. It should not be the taxpayers' burden to clean up after every windstorm.

President's talk

AS an educator, I am appalled that parents would contact the school and demand their children not be exposed to President Obama's speech on education. Whether you voted for him or not, he is our president. If you have a child in school, education should be important not only to you as a parent, but it should be emphasized as an importance to your children. That is what the president is hoping to convey. The United States is behind when it comes to the value of education, and our president is trying to change that.

Fits right in

THE wife of the new prime minister-elect of Japan says she has been to Venus and met Tom Cruise in another life. A lot of people are laughing, but I think she would fit right in with the birthers, death panelists, tea-party attendees and a ton of other-planetary persons who populate our nation and our planet.

Public option

I appreciate U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's receptivity to a sensible health care reform bill. However, if there is no meaningful public option, the reforms will amount to little more than a big victory for the insurance companies in the sense that they will have no meaningful competition to curtail their obscenely high premiums.

Hate crime

AS I watched the news report about the horrific act of seven young black men beating a young white man in Columbia, I waited but never heard it called a hate crime. If this had been a white on black crime, that is exactly how it would have been reported. And what was this called by the individual being interviewed in Columbia? Anti-social behavior.

Yard-sale caution

I almost ran over someone because he walked right out in front of me the highway during the 61 Mile Yard Sale. I hope people have a little more common sense than to walk out on the road without looking.

Postal advice

DEAR disgruntled postal carrier: I apologize for all your inconveniences. If there's anything else I can to make your job easier, please let me know. Now here's what you can do for me. Deliver my mail in a timely manner. Quit losing my mail. Deliver my mail undamaged and unopened. And instead of worrying about holes in my yard, why not use my sidewalks? And take a little pride in your appearance. If at any time you feel you can't carry on, contact me. I know a lot of people who need a job.

Limbs in park

I read the comment about the broken limbs on Margaret Street. There are several broken limbs piled in the city park on Fairview Place. The city has mowed around them several times but has never bothered to send anybody out to pick them up.

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The good life

Lry tiven the lood gife, thatching we rike baces bown dy re thiver.

Real news: LOL Tarp!

Sidewalk priorities: Jeir thust for lood gooks.

Picking up limbs: Hmmm..Qood Guestion.

President's talk: Pome seople are stain plupid, this jike cis thaller. Just ain plignernt.

Fits right in: Now fats thunny!

Public option: Off hith wer head!

Hate crime: plignernt.

Yard-sale caution: dow slown!

Postal advice: Po gostal!

Limbs in park: ligpets!

Bappy hike dace ray! Now shat thould get blome sood blowing flack into chome seeks. LOL

-- Posted by Grandpa_Sassy on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 7:49 AM

"Says she has been to Venus and met Tom Cruise in another life. A lot of people are laughing, but I think she would fit right in with the birthers, death panelists, tea-party attendees and a ton of other-planetary persons who populate our nation and our planet." Thank you!!

Sounds like a story I heard about a space god who impregnated a virgin and had a child who was really him, sent him on a suicide mission to earth, which he survived, rose from, and floated into the sky.

-- Posted by SilverPants on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 9:02 AM

The President'speech is about education and how the kids need to take control of their goals in life and get as much education as they need. Many are trying to twist the president's message (as they usually do) and make it seem political. It is not political but that is how ignorant many of you have become. You don't have any common sense at all. How can you turn a message to kids to get as much education as they can and turn it into something that is politically motivated. This is not rocket science people. Whether your kid is democrat or republican has nothing to do with getting an education! Those who will keep your kids home so they won't hear the president's speech. I say good. that way, it will be more room for the kids and parents who have common sense and don't spew hatred for a man who is just telling the kids some good advice!

-- Posted by kadillac on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 9:17 AM

Many of the nations bankers, corporate leaders, the press,and political officials practice a form of occult behavior each summer in California at the all male Bohemian Grove. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCDs9Vs2i...

The 2 weeks of frolicking, drinking, and helping themselves to homosexual prostitutes is culminated with a "mock" sacrifice of a child to a 40 foot stone owl. This ceremony is called the Cremation of Care. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_PAqT2JZ...

I am not making this stuff up. It looks to me like most of the people who control this country are into ancient occultism,paganism, and eugenics. Kinda makes you feel more safe and assured that these characters are running things, doesn't it?

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 10:00 AM


the POTUS has better things to do then brain wash little kids...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 10:33 AM

Good morning! ☻

The good life...everyone needs a helping hand every now and again. ☻

Real news...nope, I don't think that is funny.

Sidewalk priorities...don't get me started on Mt. Auburn, sidewalks to anywhere should not be a priority at this time.

Picking up limbs...I wish someone would have told me the city would have picked up my limbs...☻

President's talk...I'm surprised as an educator you are just now appalled by parents. ☻

Fits right in...Venus, eh? interesting.

Hate crime...7:1, now that is rude.

Yard-sale caution...good grief, what gets me is the cars that park in the road.

Postal advice...lol. ☻

Limbs in park...make yourself useful and pick them up yourself.

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 10:43 AM

Rick and Have Wheels....once again your ignorance shows by your comments. niether one of you understood my point i was making.....so sad!

-- Posted by kadillac on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 11:13 AM

kadillac ....Obama is going to be held under more scutiny then any other president...he knows this and i believe you should too ...all i'm saying is there are more important issues right now then talking to children , in my humble opinion..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 11:22 AM


If Obama did not bend reality to his perception and talk in generalities constantly maybe we would believe his "speech" is not some form of ploy or worse.

Obama has to often been guilty of double agendas.

If the public question his motivation it is with good reason.

-- Posted by JustThink1 on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 12:11 PM

Off topic: "The national flag of the People's Republic of China (PRC) will be hoisted at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 20th."

Wow! surely this is a mistake!, right?

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 2:57 PM

Rick, Wheels, Justthink1, Ya gotta let little commie kadillac have his say...go easy on 'em they just lost a big red commie czar pretending to be green over the weekend, and now Obama is forced to clean up his "pledge to Obama" presentation copied from sheet music of Castro and Chavez.....here's what Obama really wanted to say to you dumb parents that are so appalling to communists educators....How to raise GOOOOOD communists: "We must create out of the younger generation a generation of Communists. We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists.... We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families. We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them. From the first days of their lives they will be under the healthy influence of Communist children's nurseries and schools. There they will grow up to be real Communists." -- Per Communist Party Education Workers Congress 1918

-- Posted by ResistBHO on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 3:02 PM

China owns this country Wolf. They are holding most of our debt and they want something for it. I look to see a bunch of Chinese flags going up in the near future. Our dollar is becoming worthless, so they will demand hard assets for payment. Who knows maybe they will rename the Emerson Bridge to the Chairman Mao Bridge.

Clinton gave them the port of Long Beach back when he was prez.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 3:48 PM

According to Obama's book "Dreams from my Father" Communist Party leader Frank Marshall Davis was Obama's (by his own account) main mentor during much of his boyhood (although Obama tried to disguise his identity in his book). During the Cold War, Davis was named by congressional investigators as a key member of a secretive pro-Soviet network that existed at that time.

But, I'm sure that just like his 20 years with Jeremiah Wright, it would be ridiculous to think that any of that would influence Obama's political view points, nor any of his policy making.

-- Posted by ResistBHO on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:01 PM

John Adams - after all these years, you are still sad. And still a sore loser.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:29 PM

dang! I wasted money on an attendance counter that could reach 1000~! Dang Rike Bace cost me even more money!

Wolf...How many attend the BBQ Fest? I know you did better than 300. Maybe you guys should ask Peter for Tour of Missouri funding for that? In Cape, BBQ is definately a bigger hit than men tights. We have PROOF now!

-- Posted by Grandpa_Sassy on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:51 PM


why do you call anyone a sore loser that might say a little negative about our POTUS?

perhaps he's a victim of his own pre-election hype

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 5:04 PM

Every year 30 percent of high school students are dropping out without graduating. That comes out to about a million and a half each year. I'd say that's important, Rick.

President Obama is in a unique position to bring positive influence to the young. Let him.

-- Posted by grisgris on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 6:14 PM

John Adams - after all these years, you are still sad. And still a sore loser.

-- Posted by suelynn on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:29 PM


I guess you couldn't come up with a logical reply other than the old worn or Democrat blather.

-- Posted by Wiff on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 6:19 PM


The Dems did the same thing to Bush but they also called for a comgresional investigation. Don't act like this is the first time it has happened.

-- Posted by Wiff on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 6:28 PM

Remember this "I'm mad as *ell and not going to take it anymore". That's the way I feel about Missouri schools who would not show the Presidents speech to there students.

My god people, He's the President of the United States of America...Nothing in his speech that anyone wouldn't have said. We have now told our youth that they should not show any respect for the office and to *ell with him!

Republicans and Democrats alike should be ashamed that they would not encourage everyone to have heard the speech. No matter who is election President will ever again have the respect for our President!

-- Posted by Service1 on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 7:14 PM


It just show how much he is trusted.

-- Posted by Wiff on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 7:34 PM

Is there no freedom of choice? Do I not have a say in what my children hear and see? Or does my choice end where our current President is concerned?

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 8:00 PM

Folks - I was talking to John Adams - when he lost re-election he went home and pouted - never got over it. Do you guys even know your history?

-- Posted by concerned4all on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 8:09 PM

Well, after the last 8 years you at least expect people to have a sense of humor. I mean, that was a joke wasn't it?

-- Posted by concerned4all on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 8:34 PM


Found out something you might already know.

President Truman and President Obama share a common ancestor. (Mareen Duvall)

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 10:25 PM

Wheels, I got to disagree with you on two points.

First, the president does not run the country, he is over the executive branch of the Federal Government only. When he spoke to the schools, he could not be speaking to them as president because that is not listed in the Constitution as a responsibility of the president, he could only speak to them as a common man.

Second' the office of president need not be respected by anyone other than direct employees of the executive branch. It is just an office, nothing more nor less.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 11:02 PM


Add former VP Cheney to the list on that family tree. lol Can you imagine that family reunion??? LMAO

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 11:49 PM

Wheels, thanks for the respect, the feeling is mutual.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:10 AM


I have been lead to believe that the family settled in North Dakota because the land was affordable and given where they had come from they were familiar in farming in those conditions. Do know that things were tough and child mortality was high.

Oh and as the saying goes, "You can pick your friends, but you're stuck with your family." In reguards to the Truman/Obama/Cheney thing not my family. Well sort of. lol

-- Posted by Pups on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:14 AM


I am enjoying the history. And I came across, I believe, land patents such as you are talking about with my Great Grandfather's name as well of those of his brothers, cousins, and other male relatives.

Two things have hampered my research.

1. A father named his sons A,B, and C. Son A named his sons B,C and Father's name. Son B did the same as well as son C.

2. If they had a son named X that had died, the next son after his death was named X. They did the same with daughters.

Hope that made sense.

-- Posted by Pups on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:57 AM

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