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Speak Out 10/20/09

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Giving credit

WHILE I agree President Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, I would like to be a little bit clearer on some things. The Lord didn't put him there. The Electoral College did.

Call for duty

TO the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department and the Jackson Police Department: As your taxpaying employer, I urge you to do something with the speeders driving through the Jackson area during all times of the day or night.

Headline mismatch

WHO writes the headlines on the Southeast Missourian's Opinion pages? The headline was grossly misleading for the Oct. 13 BBC news story on global warming. Reading the main headline and the subhead, the reader would assume the piece was supportive of Rush Limbaugh's tirades about global warming being a hoax. In fact, the article was a well-written discussion of differing scientific views on the significance of lower-than-predicted average temperatures in recent years. Come on, Southeast Missourian, make the headlines match the content.

No money

IT is nice the president and Congress want to give an extra $250 to every senior citizen who's retired, but the government is out of money. Where else does the government want to spend money? Maybe it wants to extend unemployment benefits? Who else can we give money to? Our government is out of money, and it doesn't make sense to keep giving money to each other when we don't have the money to give.

So true

I dearly loved the "Joe Legal versus Joe Illegal" segment in Gary Rust's Oct. 16 column. That is so true. He needs to make a copy and send it to every member of our very dysfunctional Congress.

Good recycling

I would like to thank all of the hard-working individuals at the Jackson recycling center. They do their best to keep it neat and clean. Also thanks to the city of Jackson for providing these facilities.

Stealing our future

I am a 38-year-old taxpayer with two miracle children. Our whole life is set up to teach our children good morals and values so they might someday have a chance in this backward society. The system of corrupt county and state programs is stealing our children's future. So-called recovering drug users have more rights than most, exhausting enormous dollars with their manipulative ways. They use state-funded programs for their so-called diseases while working people foot the bill. Wake up people and take a stand for the only ones who really matter: our children. Quit letting them steal our children's future. You can never appreciate anything when you're handed everything your whole life.


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No money: A low time preference has the makings of great wealth, but a high time preference rules the day, at least until it turns into night.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 1:28 AM

No money ....there was enough money for Congress to give themselves a raise

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 7:20 AM

So true,

Actually, that is not true. Illeagal alians do not "get" the things that are posted. If they do, they are fraudulently obtain through fake IDs. There is a huge difference.

Stealing our furutre,

How do drug users have "more rights" than you do?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 8:52 AM

Good morning! ☻

Call for duty...."urge you to do something with the speeders driving through the Jackson area.."

....oh hush & get out of the fast lane. ;o)~

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 9:24 AM

There was enough money to give to banks, wall street, lending institutions and auto dealers. I say give each senior and person on social security 10,000 dollars. I just don't understand why we have allowed corporations to become so large we can't allow them to fail. Nothing like rewarding failure! What happened to the anti trust laws of the early 20th century? Yes, give the citizens the money and see how fast the economy turns around. Better yet lets abolish the money sucking Federal Government as we now know it! We would all be better off without the corruption, lies and power the Fed has given itself!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 9:38 AM

"Better yet lets abolish the money sucking Federal Government as we now know it! We would all be better off without the corruption, lies and power the Fed has given itself!"

You have my permission.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 9:41 AM

Stealing our future...

get a clue, will ya?

-- Posted by Ike on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 10:26 AM

I live in 'THE WOODS' just outside the city limits and have had my fair share of deer hunters, as well as poachers spotlighting deer way after dark and would like to help those in need of killing stuff for sport.

Please remember that you are in my backyard. No it's not all fenced in and we've chosen to leave most of it natural. Could you please try not to shoot at my house? There are people walking and bicycling on trails in and near the woods. If you fire a weapon be sure where the projectile is heading.

Think of it this way....how would you like it if I came by your house and started popping off rabbits? Uninvited of course.

It's not just a piece of woods, and yes there are alot of deer traveling through my yard but I pay taxes to live here, I pay the rent, you own the bullet and all the vet bills from the damage you can cause.

-- Posted by pbaranovic@charter.net on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 1:22 PM

Gurusmom, from yesterday:

I want to thank you, howdydoody and everybody for your support. I'm not real sure what the schedule is going to be like. I know we have to have Dumplin there at 10:00 AM tomorrow, so we're going to leave tonight and get us a room. She wants to leave at 4:00. That would put us driving around St. Louis around 5:30. (Rolling my eyes) I told her we need to just wait until 5:00 and let the rush hour traffic thin out.

They haven't told us if they're going to do the surgery tomorrow or wait until Thursday. Not sure about if she has to spend the night, either. From what I read about the cherry-eye thing, she will have to wear one of those 'lamp shade' looking things. She's not going to like that.

I talked to dad yesterday and, his doctor pushed his appointment back a week, so he won't be up there. Gotta love Medicare. It did save me 40 bucks at the Longhorn.

If you go up to Columbia, you have to stay at the Candlewood Suites. Very dog friendly, have a full size refrigerator, a microwave, couch and recliner. They also give you a discount if you have someone in the hospitol or the vet school. I'll have my trusty old Gateway laptop, so I'll be checking in from time-to-time

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 1:26 PM

Has anyone see an update on this story?

http://www.semissourian.com/story/157975...

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 2:02 PM

pbaranovic, I know what you mean.

Several years ago, some quail hunters shot the back door just before my wife went out to hang up clothes. I might have gotten on to them rougher than I should, but I didn't shoot them.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 2:38 PM

Wheels, they haven't been back. I replaced the wooden door with a steel door.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:08 PM

Turnip....nope , haven't seen squat....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:17 PM

James Nall

you should have shot them , get the word out , problem is solved ...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:18 PM

Stealing our future--

Recovery isn't for everybody, it's for anybody!!!

-- Posted by grandma28 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:30 PM

Spank: We used to leave Cape at 5:00 and made two short stops for the dog and usually got there at 9:45. The traffic wasn't all that bad and we never speeded. Drove 68-70 mph. Have a safe trip.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:34 PM

Rick,

I had one shoot a 'zinger' at me one time during deer season. I was not a happy camper. I almost pooped my britches. They wasn't supposed to be on the property to begin with.

I can understand where Pbaranovic is coming from. It makes us resposible hunters pay a price. It's also one of the reasons I switched to a muzzle loader.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:34 PM

Thanks, howdydoody.

It just seems like everytime we go up, there's a wreck on I-70. I think she knows somethings up. She keeps giving me this look.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 3:39 PM

Spank,

Doesn't matter if human or animal, 'she' always knows when you are up to something. :)

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 5:05 PM

Illegal aliens do get health care ... the way I understand the laws, if anyone goes to an ER, it is required that they be treated, regardless of who they are or whether they can pay for the services.

GREYWOLF, I love that idea ... "I say give each senior and person on social security 10,000 dollars." But then, we'd probably just squirrel it away so it wouldn't 'benefit' anyone until we died. ~grinning~ Or ... wait! I might buy a new computer, since this one seems to have an entire family of evil fairies living in it.

Have to agree with you, Spank ... I'd opt for starting to Columbia after rush hour ... which I believe is about 20 hours a day now! Aw, bless Dumplin's heart ... those collar things don't look very comfortable. The Candlewood Suites sounds like a super place! Thank you, Spank ... for being such a good 'Dad' to your dogs.

Speaking of dads ... I've no doubt whatsoever that you'd have been pleased to spend the extra $40 at the Longhorn for your dad's meal.

Also feel pretty sure that Dumplin knows 'somethings up!' Funny and almost scary how they can be so adept at picking up on things! She'll trust you to be doing the right thing, though. Be safe, Spank!

Um ... Pups is correct ... we gals have this second sense gift ... ~laughing~

-- Posted by gurusmom on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 5:14 PM

Spank,

Hope all works out well.

Gurusmom,

I have known that since I was a kid. Never got anything past my mom. :)

-- Posted by Pups on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 5:46 PM

And here she goes again...."Palin will appear Nov. 16 on ITALIC "The Oprah Winfrey Show"...

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 7:34 PM

Illegal aliens do get health care ... the way I understand the laws, if anyone goes to an ER, it is required that they be treated, regardless of who they are or whether they can pay for the services.

second sense gift ... ~laughing~

-- Posted by gurusmom on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 5:14 PM

That is true. And I am not sure if that is ever going to change. If a guy comes in with a metal rod through his arm, they are going to treat the guy.

However, that is not what the post says. Plus, any American Citizen can do the same thing.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 8:00 PM

lumbrgfktr , um...what?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 8:27 PM

I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IN SOME STATES,I.E. CALIFORNIA, THEY DO NOT NEED I.D. OR OTHERWISE. THEY HAVE TO BE TREATED WITH NO ID REQUIRED. CA HAS MORE THAN 30 STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR ILLEGALS. THEY ARE SUCKING US DRY.

-- Posted by Balmy on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 9:19 PM

lumbrgfktr , um...what?

-- Posted by *Rick* on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 8:27 PM

What is your question?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 8:32 AM

Fixing the Economy

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force - Pay them $1 million severance pay with the following stipulations:

1. They retire immediately. Forty million job openings -

Unemployment fixed.

2. They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered -

Auto Industry fixed.

3. They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing

Crisis fixed.

It can't get any easier than that!

-- Posted by prism192 on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 4:36 PM


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