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Monday, April 19, 2010

Give it back

I know somebody has already asked if the savings from the new trash program in Cape Girardeau will be passed along to customers. I'm sure the citizens of Cape Girardeau would like to know the answer. Don't disappoint me, Cape Girardeau. Show a little pride and give the money back to the working people.

E-Z tax form

IF runaway spending in Washington continues at the current rate, our children and grandchildren will be faced with a simplified tax form that will consist of two lines. The first line will ask what you made last year, and the second line will say "Send it."

Being used

I believe Sarah Palin is anti-American. All she does in her speeches is stir up hate, spew negativity and blame everything on President Obama. She sounds like a high schooler bullying the president of the United States. If she thinks she has better solutions, I'd like to hear them. I hope tea partiers wake up soon and realize she is using them.

Education split

THE reason K-12 education in Missouri is always subject to draconian cuts by the state legislature results in large part from the fact that teacher organizations split into several factions decades ago. Legislators craftily and cynically exploit this division, often successfully playing one group against the other. The inability of Missouri educators to present a united front combined with the willingness of legislators to take full advantage of that fact sadly victimizes the most vulnerable among us, our youths, as the gutting of the Parents as Teachers program shows.

Dogs in hot car

I saw two dogs in a car with all the windows rolled up. It's 3 p.m. on a warm day. Please don't do that to you dogs. It's inhumane.

Nice guys

I agree wholeheartedly with David Limbaugh. Just because a legislator is a nice person doesn't mean he votes for nice legislation. In a similar vein, just because a columnist is a nice guy doesn't mean that ... well, you get my drift.

Stray animals

CITIZENS of Cape Girardeau, please keep your dogs on leashes or in fenced yards. There are several large loose dogs in my neighborhood, including pit bulls. I know there is a law against this, so I am reminding the inconsiderate owners of these animals. If your dog attacks someone, you will be in serious trouble.


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Funny. The previous administration did not call people anti-American, but they got accused of it and it became accepted - and universally denounced.

The current president gets a fraction of the criticism of the previous president and suddenly "dissent is the greatest form of patriotism" is no longer operative.

Of course, I know that hypocrisy is not owned by the left but they are certainly more ballsy about it...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 12:10 AM

Education Split: When was it that America's education began falling to the point where we were (a year or so ago) number 23rd in the world?

And why did that happen, since it obviously isn't that we don't spend enough on education ... Number 1 or 2 in the world?

It seems fairly reasonable to suspect that pouring more money into our education sytem is not the answer.

-- Posted by gurusmom on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 1:58 AM

Being Used.

Please be a little more specific. What exactly is Sarah Palin saying that is anti-American? Is she advocating the overthrow of the government? Is she alleging any falsehoods about Obama? Maybe she is just exercising her first amendment right to free speech when she explains her views on where the President and socialism is taking this country.

Perhaps you should point out what I believe is the anti-American agenda of Obama with his lies, deceptions, hugh deficits, and his worship of government growth and control of our daily lives.

Sarah is not my first choice for President but as a tea partier, I agree with most everything she is pointing out regarding Obama and other politicos of both parties. She just reinforces mush of what I have believed for more than year.

Please do not be so fearful of her...She will not jump out and devour you.

-- Posted by Balmy on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 2:01 AM

Being Used,

Welcome to politics. The Democrats bashed the previous President up and down. That's ALL they did for 4 years. But that was "patriotic." lol

-- Posted by redhawkstudent on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 3:43 AM

good morning ☺

Dogs in hot car ----- why take the dogs along for the ride just to leave them in an auto like this ? can you imagine the "mess" these two dogs may have left in that car while they were waiting for their owner to come back ?..i would think the inside of that car would be funky at best....

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 8:01 AM

Dogs in hot cars. If you did notify the authorities shame on you. It takes more than phoning speakout to rescue an animal from a life threatening situation.

-- Posted by Observer1 on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 9:11 AM

Correction:

Dogs in hot cars. If you didn't notify the authorities shame on you. It takes more than phoning speakout to rescue an animal from a life threatening situation.

-- Posted by Observer1 on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 9:16 AM

I enjoy cadillac's posts, they're always so entertaining. I think Palin's political credentials far outweigh that of Obama's, even if you don't agree with them, her experience outweigh's Obie's.

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 1:17 PM

Funny. The previous administration did not call people anti-American, but they got accused of it and it became accepted - and universally denounced.

The current president gets a fraction of the criticism of the previous president and suddenly "dissent is the greatest form of patriotism" is no longer operative.

Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 12:10 AM

Beg to differ with that Bobby. I remember George Bush calling people like me a terrorist because I didn't buy the government's conspiracy theory about 9/11 or his zeal to go to war. I'm not a terrorist or with an enemy but Bush said I was if I disagreed with him. It was black and white with him and no room for different views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-23kmhc3P... Don't get me wrong, I have no use for the current talking heads in the White House either.

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 1:55 PM

If I saw dogs in a car with the windows up, I would bash a window out - and then walk away.

As long as Cape Girardeau doesn't have a dog park, there will be dogs at large. There's no where for them to roam. As far as the dogs at large being pit bull - I'd be more concerned about a dachshund running around.

I understand the frustration of having dogs running at large - but please, don't make it a point to be mad because they are pit bulls.

-- Posted by Jargon on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 2:08 PM

Info Warrior:

If you are indicating that you believe the 9/11 bombing and mass murder was staged by our government...You either or so uninformed, ignorant, or misinformed, or a combination thereof that I have a difficult time calling you pro-American. I have also posted all of the Dems including both Clintons, Kerry, etc. advocating war with Iraq and they were convinced he had and would use wmd's. I guess he drank all of the stuff before our invasion. Bush did not call you a terrorist personally, You chose to put that label on yourself because of all of the above. When we are fighting a war that has been waged against us since 1800, I have a very difficult time tolerating your views. Sorry, I will support my country over Islam anytime.

-- Posted by Balmy on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 2:31 PM

InfoWarrior, Questioning events like wars and 9/11 does not make one anti-American, un-American, or any other label the fascists care to use. The president is no more American than the rest of us, and sometimes their mouth overloads their....

I have no idea who was behind the attack of 9/11. There should have been a real investigation of the matter as far as I'm concerned. Even the 9/11 commission found the evidence presented to them suspect.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 3:24 PM

on what basis am i supposed to accept the premise that a former half-term quitter governor and mayor of a town smaller than jackson missouri has better political credentials and experience than the current president, or even the past one?

-- Posted by skeptic-by-nature on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 5:50 PM

skeptic-by-nature

a lady sits on her oppertunities ...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 6:07 PM

Info Warrior:

If you are indicating that you believe the 9/11 bombing and mass murder was staged by our government...You either or so uninformed, ignorant, or misinformed, or a combination thereof that I have a difficult time calling you pro-American.

I have loads of questions about 9/11 and I don't accept the official conspiracy theory. I believe that rogue elements in our military and other government officials either made it happen on purpose or let it happen on purpose with prior knowledge of the event. I also believe other of our ally governments knew in advance too.

Balmy I am neither ignorant, uninformed or dis-informed. I have spent hundreds of hours researching 9/11 Oklahoma City, Waco, and other false flag events throughout history. I look at the big picture of false flag terrorism and not just 9/11 by itself. There is no point wasting my time going over the events point by point because you believe what the government propaganda told you. Some day probably sooner than later after they stage another false flag event you will come around to my point of view.

Anytime a major tragedy happens that is blamed on terrorists just ask yourself who benefited?

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 10:41 PM

Skeptic,

How about a Senator that only served three years in the U.S. Senate and quit to run for President. He was a State senator and a community organizer. He was rated as the most liberal Senator in the entire Senate in 2007 by the National Journal.

He never had an management or governing experience, owned or operated a business, never was responsible for any employees or cash flow. He just wanted to spend taxpayer money in any fashion possible. That has not changed.

He has lied about so many things starting with his own ethnicity. He is ashamed to admit his true ethnic background as it serves no useful political purpose. He married black, attended black churches, worked with ACORN promoting the disadvantages of the black community. He has very successfully manipulated the black community for his own gain ala Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

He is a hard core socialist as he emphasized in his book "Dreams from my father"

Obama stakes out the following positions in his attacks on the white paper produced by Mboya's Ministry of Economic Planning and Development:

1. Obama advocated the communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land, as part of a forced "development plan", an important element of his attack on the government's advocacy of private ownership, land titles, and property registration. (p. 29)

2. Obama advocated the nationalization of "European" and "Asian" owned enterprises, including hotels, with the control of these operations handed over to the "indigenous" black population. (pp. 32 -33)

3. Obama advocated dramatically increasing taxation on "the rich" even up to the 100% level, arguing that, "there is no limit to taxation if the benefits derived from public services by society measure up to the cost in taxation which they have to pay" (p. 30) and that, "Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed." (p. 31)

4. Obama contrasts the ill-defined and weak-tea notion of "African Socialism" negatively with the well-defined ideology of "scientific socialism", i.e. communism. Obama views "African Socialism" pioneers like Nkrumah, Nyerere, and Toure as having diverted only "a little" from the capitalist system. (p. 26)

5. Obama advocates an "active" rather than a "passive" program to achieve a classless society through the removal of economic disparities between black Africans and Asian and Europeans. (p. 28) "While we welcome the idea of a prevention [of class problems], we should try to cure what has slipped in .. we .. need to eliminate power structures that have been built through excessive accumulation so that not only a few individuals shall control a vast magnitude of resources as is the case now .. so long as we maintain free enterprise one cannot deny that some will accumulate more than others .. " (pp. 29-30)

6. Obama advocates price controls on hotels and the tourist industry, so that the middle class and not only the rich can afford to come to Kenya as tourists. (p. 33)

7. Obama advocates government owned and operated "model farms" as a means of teaching modern farming techniques to farmers. (p. 33)

8. Obama strongly supports the governments assertion of a "non-aligned" status in the contest between Western nations and communist nations aligned with the Soviet Union and China. (p. 26)

-- Posted by Balmy on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 11:11 PM

haha, there's FACT that he hasn't had a REAL job Mr. cadillac

and his wife's completely RACIST "Thesis" is up for the world to see as well, she got through on bogus BS as well

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Tue, Apr 20, 2010, at 1:06 PM


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