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Speak Out 11/23/09

Monday, November 23, 2009

*** Still no insurance

I would like to know how I am supposed to pay for health insurance after the government mandates it when I can't afford it now. So the government will fine me. Guess what. Still no insurance. Politicians have no concept of a budget let alone when you are broke.

*** Honoring veterans

I attended Notre Dame Regional High School's Veterans Day assembly. It was beautiful. The principal opened and closed the ceremony with prayer. Students who were Boy Scouts did an excellent job serving as the color guard. A teacher/veteran led the Pledge of Allegiance. Another teacher/veteran read a relevant poem. Notre Dame's outstanding choir sang inspirational and patriotic music. The band played a beautiful and memorable piece, with narration by a teacher. An honor roll of veterans was read. The thing with which I was most impressed was the behavior of the student body. They were quiet and respectful and obviously impressed with the sacrifices made by our nation's veterans. I have been to many Veterans Day assemblies. This one ranked at the top.

*** Naive parishioners

CHRISTIANITY was not the sole cause of the housing meltdown, but it contributed. According to the Atlantic Monthly, prosperity gospel preachers (Jesus wanted us all to be rich) recruited often naive parishioners to invest in subprime mortgages they couldn't afford, and many were eventually the victims of foreclosure. This is a sad perversion of the Christian Gospel. These preachers will someday get their just reward.

*** Wonderful facility

ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is such a wonderful facility. I know of children from this area who have gone there and received world-class treatment at no cost. The hospital even provided housing for a parent to stay close by, provided meals and gave the other parent money to cover travel expenses for visits. I encourage anyone who wants to help out children and families to consider making a tax-deductible donation to St. Jude.

*** Reuse glass

THE best way to recycle glass is to reuse it. Stop buying plastic for leftovers. Use your empty jars.

*** Online access

SOMEONE stated that Southeast Missouri State University's online courses are a problem because the site is down 90 percent of the time. This person also said the portal has been broken most of this semester. As an online instructor, I can assure you that both of these statements are false. Yes, there have been more problems than usual this semester due to system upgrades campuswide, but we have been able to have class, with full student participation, on a routine basis.

*** Leaves in street

THERE is an ordinance prohibiting placing raked leaves in the street. I see leaves that have been raked into the street all over town. I wonder if anyone has ever been cited for doing so. If the ordinance were being enforced and homeowners were being fined, people might think twice before placing their leaves in the street. As a result of the recent heavy rains, many of these leaves have made their way into our storm sewer system, causing expensive maintenance to that system.

*** Palin's future

I love how so many people get worked up over Sarah Palin. Liberals are scared to death of her. Conservatives love her. The elite thinkers think she's stupid. The media try anything to make her look bad. The feminists hate her. I don't know if she can be elected president or not, but one thing is for sure: If she's not for real, she will self-destruct. If she is for real, no one will stop her. Its going to be fun to watch the next few years.

*** Strong doctrine

"PATRIOTISM means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. ... Every man who parrots the cry of "stand by the president" without adding the proviso "so far as he serves the republic" takes an attitude as essentially unmanly as that of any Stuart royalist who championed the doctrine that the king could do no wrong. No self-respecting and intelligent free man could take such an attitude." -- Theodore Roosevelt. Who is man enough today to live up to that doctrine?

*** Donation caution

PLEASE beware when donating money to an individual to help with medical expenses of a family member. I recently did that only to find out the money was not being used for the purpose for which it was given. If you want to help, please give your donations through a reputable not-for-profit organization. Then your donation will be tax deductible, and there will be accountability for how the money is spent.


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The list of conservatives that the mainstream media has unfairly painted as unintelligent is long. Sometimes it sticks, sometimes it doesn't.

Amazingly, liberals who aren't very bright, like Al Gore, get cover from the same people.

Bill Clinton is clearly quite bright.

George W. Bush is clearly not stupid.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 2:48 AM

bobby62914,

Yeah, I can't figure out why a vice president would not get made fun of as much a president?

By the way, what rock did you live in under the clinton years? Are you saying he wasn't made fun of that much?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:15 PM

I wasn't saying that at all, I was saying that he is a bright man and it is not just media bias (like Gore (who is not bright) and Quayle (who is not stupid)).

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 4:19 PM

*** Reuse glass

You said...

"THE best way to recycle glass is to reuse it"

You are so right. I had a tash can full of Arizona Green Tea glass bottles that I intended to use as molotav cocktails if this country ever went into chaos and revolution as a result of the tyranny of the New World Order.

Unfortunately, the price of gasoline and diesel went up so high, that I felt that I could no longer afford to make molotav cocktails, so, I put all of my Arizona Tea Bottles on the garbage truck when it next came by.

All these beautiful Arizona Tea bottles with their nice long necks, perfect for throwing, now in a gargage heap somewhere; tash in a landfill, instead of armaments against the New World Order all because of the high price of gas and diesel.

Sad, sad indeed.

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 6:45 PM

*** Leaves in street

**** leaf Nazi!

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 6:47 PM

*** Still no insurance

You said,

"I would like to know how I am supposed to pay for health insurance after the government mandates it when I can't afford it now."

This is one of the greatest points of contention with me over this whole **** insurance scam in Congress.

When the hell did they ever get the authority to force us under penatly of fines to BUY insurance from their contributors, the Insurance companies?

To me, this is almost as heinous offense as for them to attempt to collect ban our weapons. I wonder if they go to fine people if the people will revolt. If the people revolt, I have the duty, under my Constitutional Oath, to defend the people against the tyranny of government.

I believe that they intend to use the IRS as the collection agent for these fines.

I am madder than hell. I am more angry than what I can legally express in a forum like Speak Out.

I was pushed to the edge over the Bush-Jo Ann Emerson gift of our paychecks to greedy, gambling Wall Street Bankers. If they attempt to fine us for lack of insurance, I am afraid that it may push many over the edge and into taking action that many will find socially unacceptable, while others will call it a fight for restoration of freedom and our rights.

I am talking revolution. Perhaps it is long overdue.

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 6:53 PM

the SKIPPER... you erred on the Holocaust... from Sunday

Where the hell did you get the number that SEVEN MILLION JEWS were killed in the Holocaust? The accepted number of Jews killed in the Holocaust is the figure that we all learned in school, that being Six million.

I really get pizzed when people start creating new facts. Today, you will hear almost everyone, including our most visual politicians claim that there were 3,000 AMERICANS killed on September 11th, 2001. The actual number of Americans killed were a little less than 2,000, with 1,000 dead being foreigners. When this happens, and you come along with this SEVEN million Jews killed, it makes me question if even the Six million figure is accurate. If I lived in Europe, I could be jailed for up to ten years for questioning the six million figure, now you come up with SEVEN.

I am pizzed because Congress rips my paycheck from me and gives it to fund Holocaust museums and memorials in this country. We liberated the suvivors of the concentration camps in Europe, we didn't participate in their killings, so why am I being forced to pay for all these **** memorials?

What gets me even more, is that you said...SEVEN MILLION JEWS were killed in the Holocaust. While that number is inaccurate, I ask you how many human beings were killed in these camps of death? Could you answer that question? I doubt it. I sense that you are a radical Zionist and have no idea that anyone but Jews perished in Nazi Europe.

Over FIVE MILLION NON-JEWS were murdered in these concentration camps. You make NO mention of that fact. Jehovah Witnessess were singled out for death, as were Catholic priests, who had been instructed by His Holy Father, the Pope, to assist the Jews wherever that they could. Catholic lay people, the mentally challenged, and homosexuals were killed. Yet, neither you, nor, these **** Holocaust memorials that I am forced to fund, mention that fact. Neither you, nor, the Holocaust panderers, and pimps ever mention that it was not the Jews who suffered most in the Holocaust, but it was the Romani people. The Romani people were practically wiped from the face of Europe by the Nazis, yet, you and these **** holocaut memorials funded by my paycheck, don't even mention them.

Get your facts right. Don't let John Hagee dictate your world view, do a little research.

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 7:34 PM

Defy ... Appreciated and smiled at your sense of humor this evening (6:45 - 6:47 p.m.). Always good to hold onto some laughter now and then.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 8:20 PM

I agree with alot of yous,I don't think we should be find when theirs a lot of use that can't aford health ins.There is alot of people that gets mim.wages and alot thats just got laid off right the holidays.Its gettin to where we can't afford much any more.

-- Posted by barb-1954@hotmail.com on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 8:37 PM

gurusmom,

If you liked those posts, I wonder how you will take

http://www.semissourian.com/story/158934... I should have taken a bit more time in composing it. It has been an idea that I have been tossing around for sometime. I could have executed it better.

Hope that you have a great Thanksgiving.

-- Posted by Defy Tyranny on Mon, Nov 23, 2009, at 8:43 PM

Defy:

I apologize for my inaccuracy concerning the number of Jews killed in the holocaust and appreciate the fact that there were many more killed during that terrible time in history. My point however, was that this nation exterminates, indiscriminately millions of unborn babies every year. If people are so concerned about those Jews who died in the Holocaust, what of the Holocaust we are performing in the United States. Also, I agree with you about taxation. I don't believe anyone's tax dollars should fund Holocaust museums and memorials in this country, you are right, we liberated them. But why should my taxes go to pay for someone's abortion if I stand against abortion? This new health care bill on the Senate floor could mandate government paid abortions and I protest that. Have a nice Thanksgiving and keep on writing I enjoyed your facts.

-- Posted by theskipper on Tue, Nov 24, 2009, at 11:11 AM


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