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Speak Out 1/28/10

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Animal hardship

I hope the Jackson Board of Aldermen will reconsider the proposed increase of $5 for dog and cat permits. The economy in a recession. It's a hardship on people with animals.

No on bond issue

I will vote no on the school bond issue because of the graduation rate at Central High School, the resource officer who naps in the police cruiser, the counselors and teachers who do not respond to phone calls or e-mails and the teachers who read magazines or play on the computer in class. I am a proud parent of an honor-roll student who studies at home more than at school because of this.

Run out the clock

PRESIDENT Obama kicked off his road to socialism with a $780 billion stimulus package that helped save or create jobs for federal and state bureaucrats while imposing massive job losses on the private sector. Taxpayers got stuck with the tab and 10 percent unemployment. The year ended with secret, closed-door meetings among Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, Senate Majority Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, and Obama administration aides on the strategy to cram an unpopular Obamacare bill down the throats of an unimpressed American public. As in football, conservatives need to find a good defensive coordinator. We should deploy the filibuster, fight ideas that would chip away at capitalism and run out the clock on this session of Congress, giving American voters an opportunity to send a strong message this fall that they're angry with the direction of this country.

Archive spending

THE Bollinger County commissioners had five volunteers who ran the Bollinger County archives and got paid nothing. But the commissioners have chosen to give a University of Missouri Extension worker $1,000 a year to do the work that the volunteers had been doing for nothing. It sounds to me like Bollinger County has got plenty of money.

Show appreciation

I was saddened to hear about the illness of the Cape Girardeau County deputy sheriff. This individual is a good person. People need to remember this deputy in their prayers. We also need to appreciate what Cape Girardeau police and Missouri troopers and the sheriff's office do for us and thank them if we see them on the street. We also need to appreciate Morley Swingle, our prosecuting attorney. That's a hard job to hold, and he's a good man and attorney. Keep this sick officer in our prayers and appreciate our police departments and our prosecutors.

Get tough

PRESIDENT Obama, I am ashamed of you. You let the GOP push you around all year long, and what have you got? Nothing. You might as well pack your bags. If you can't handle Mitch McConnell, you don't need to be president. You need to get tough.

Big bill increase

I just got my cable-TV bill. The rates were increased 25 percent. That's a big jump, even if we had a booming economy. In these depressing times of high unemployment, that's kicking the dog when he's down.

'Born Loser'

IN your trial comics, the "Born Loser" is the best one you've had. Just stop making it a trial and keep it there.

Corporate support

Let's get these terms right. Tax assistance for corporations is not corporate welfare. Welfare is tax assistance for the poor. True enough, there is no difference, but a euphemism is necessary when referring to tax help for corporations, because welfare would sound too degrading.

Which ward?

THANKS for the map showing Ward 2 in Cape Girardeau, the only ward with a primary election. How many residents even know which ward they're in? Is it time to scrap the wards?

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I live in Cape and own two dogs and a cat. The city license fee is only $3.00 per animal. I have no idea what HellandDamnation is talking about.

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 5:31 AM

I know that everyone is struggling right now, but how often does this pet license get paid? Even if it is annual, if you can't find an extra $5 in change in your couch cushions in a year's time, how on earth are you properly caring for an animal?

-- Posted by eaea49 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 7:35 AM

Animal license fees are nothing more than Revenue Enhancement. Exactly what benefit to aminals do they receive? Does the money pay for no kill animal rescue?

-- Posted by voyager on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 9:30 AM

HellandDanmation: Do you work? I'm just curious what it is exactly that you do...

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 9:37 AM

what the hell ? is this the HellandDamnation blog site now ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 9:44 AM

ya-da , ya-da , ya-da.....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 11:13 AM

Thanks for clarifying the Emerson saga H & D. Carpetbaggers have never been good for anyone. She for sure is a Washington insider now it looks to me. I hope an pray that incumbents are thrown out all across the country.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 11:25 AM


Did you catch Emerson's post State of the Union comments? She said something to the effect that debt is out of control, and that Congress has to stop using the "credit card".

How many times has she voted to raise the national debt ceiling over the years? Isn't raising the debt ceiling using the "credit card"? Even a casual examination of her voting record reveals a pattern of support for legislation that is fiscally irresponsible. How can anyone defend her voting record? That is what counts, not how pleasant she looks in all those pictures of her kissing babies and saluting the flag or milking cows.

Why all the sudden concern about debt? Why can't voters judge her by the only standard that is applicable to a politician: her voting record?

I heard her comments on KFVS this morning. I visited her website to see if there was an official press release because it was so funny that I had to read it again. Unfortunately, the comments are not posted yet. But there was an article about the recent Roe v. Wade anniversary. Once again, how many years can she exploit the guaranteed pro-life vote while supporting legislation that flies in the face of those voters: stem cell research funding!

I don't get it. Maybe it is because she has never faced any legitimate opposition in a race. Overall, I like Bob Parker. I wish that he was less of a hawk, but at least he understands that Congress is constitutionally mandated to officially declare war. Not to give the Executive branch the power to overextend our military in any foreign country for an undertermined length of time as long as it fits under a complex set of very loose standards.

I am going to take the time to talk to Larry Bill.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 11:36 AM

Permits, what the hell? I don't recall having a permit for any of my pets, anywhere. Am I gonna be fined?

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 12:20 PM

Good Grief! I wish they could just get rid of Hellandamn, or whatever they are calling themselves NOW, for good. We had a break for a while but now he's back with the same stuff over and over again.

-- Posted by all_i_hear_is_blah_blah on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 12:40 PM


if you claim your pets as strays , would ya still get fined ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 1:34 PM

Rick, I gots no idea. I really did not know anything about a permit til' today.

btw, how ya doin' on that resolution? No more MickeyD's????

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 2:20 PM

Permits, what the hell? I don't recall having a permit for any of my pets, anywhere. Am I gonna be fined?

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 12:20 PM

The fee is for a city license tag. If your animals are always on your property I don't believe you have to have one, but I could be wrong. However if you walk your dog anywhere on city property, such as sidewalks or Capaha Park where I take my Jack Russell Terrorist to run off a little of that boundless energy her breed has, you are subject to a fine if they don't have a city tag.

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 4:02 PM

I cannot find any info articles about Jackson's pet permit. Would someone please let me know when this was decided.

-- Posted by Nanno on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 4:23 PM


-- Posted by Chickenlips on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 4:35 PM


MickyD free ! ☺

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 5:24 PM

I just watched a newscast with issues regarding city employee raises. At the end of the newscast, Morely Swingle completely disrespected Jay Percel. I am not a fan of either however I am shocked that a professional such as Morely Swingle has to be a "child playground bully" and say unkind and choice words and chosed to stoop to "name calling"! We should expect more grown-up behavior from these "professionals". GROW-UP PLEASE!

-- Posted by What you Sew You Reap on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 5:35 PM

hell and dam needs to shut the hell up.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 7:10 PM

MeLange, let me see if I understand this correctly....I receive this license/permit at the vet during our pets annual vaccinations?

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 7:43 PM

Are all who filed to run for the April election current on their taxes? That's a requirement to run . . .

-- Posted by slim_pickens on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 8:37 PM

Uh, don't you realize that ANY 'permit' to have a pet is just plain wrong? Why should the government, at any level, require permits for things like this?

If the government stayed out of stuff like this, citizens that are interested would take care of it themselves.

-- Posted by MoxFulder on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 8:39 AM

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