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Speak Out 5/7/10

Friday, May 7, 2010

Excellent care

My wife had triple-bypass open-heart surgery in 2004, and she has lived a good life because of excellent health care. I had hernia surgery a year ago and was able to do anything I wanted to do after two weeks because of excellent health care. I had a stroke and fully recovered after 24 hours in the hospital because of excellent health care. If we would have had Obamacare, we would now be buried in potter's field.

No positive effect

I'D like to keep it as well, but in all honesty DARE is one of those feel-good programs that statistics show has no positive effect.

Bad judgment

I am both saddened and appalled that the Cape Girardeau School Board president, Paul Nenninger, would put himself in the position of spokesman for the recruitment of students for Notre Dame Regional High School. This man is obviously confused as to where his loyalties lie. I am appalled that this man, who has accepted the role of school board president, would have the incredibly bad judgment to appear in local advertising as a recruiter for another high school.

Wrong comment

The insidious implication of a recent comment to the effect that church-going people are more likely to oppose a gambling casino in Cape Girardeau was condescending, sanctimonious and wrong.

Postal reform

I am a postal worker, and I am grateful for my job every day. The main problem lies within unions. Although they negotiate our excellent wages and benefits, they tie the hands of management. They make it impossible to discipline or fire workers. We have people who show up once or twice a month who cannot be touched. On the other hand, we also have inexperienced management from top to bottom. We need some kind of postal reform that looks at the actual operations and inner workings as opposed to five-day delivery.

Checking up

DEMOCRATS want the IRS to be able to see if you have health insurance, but they're against checking on illegal aliens. This is hypocrisy.

Relay for Life

MY family and I attended the Cape Girardeau County Relay for Life fundraiser Saturday. I would like to thank the committee that planned the relay and did all the hard work. We had a wonderful time and can't wait for next year's relay. As a cancer survivor, I enjoyed the luncheon with the delicious meal and all the great programs. The Mr. Relay contest was hilarious. The entertainment on stage was very good. The luminary ceremony was very moving and special for us survivors.

No shoes ...

THIS is to parents who think signs posted on store windows don't apply to them or their children. I was in a checkout lane. The woman ahead of me had her little boy with her. He was barefoot and was running around the store grabbing things. There are signs that say "No shoes, no shirt, no service." The mother was not monitoring the child's behavior.

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No shoes ...wasn't me/us. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 12:37 AM

These stores that require shoes might as well put up a sign that says: No Kentuckians

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 1:10 AM

I wasn't serious...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 1:10 AM

i can't wear shoes until the welts go down...my pinky toe is the same size as my big toe !

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 7:07 AM

Being a Catholic and a parent of Notre Dame student I can see the conflict that the ad Mr Nenninger did creates. There already is a mistrust of the man by some staff members. He was already known as MR NO even before he opposed the school bond issue. The issue is not about Notre Dame as I can tell you it is a great school, but should the president of the public school board be the one to tell you that?

-- Posted by Solelicious on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 7:10 AM

Excellent Care,

Before I take your comment seriously, I would like to know how the bypass surgery, hurnia surgery and Stroke treatment was paid for.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 8:36 AM

Excellent Care: Your demise....would undoubtedly be due to infamous "Death Panels".

Postal Reform: Thanks for your honesty.

-- Posted by donacita on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 9:04 AM


Then how did they get by the current death panels?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 9:14 AM

Excelleent care;

I don't think you fully recovered from your stroke. You have no proof whatsoever that you would be buried in potter's field. This is perhaps tihe stupidest statement since Sarah Palin's death panels that I have ever heard. Go get a brian scan, sir, if you still have one.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 9:36 AM

Sounds like howdydoody is the dumb one, must be a democrat and that makes it understandable how he he thinks

-- Posted by grandpa3 on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 10:05 AM


I also think his comment was uncalled for.

But the fact remains on how are the new "death panels" going to be any different that the current ones.

The ignorance lies within the fact that people don't realize that there are already death panels.

People need to learn to ignore the stupid political rhetoric that distract from actual issues. Like how is this going to be paid for and how is it going to reduce cost.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 10:37 AM


The thought of putting a casino in downtown cape would be very bad for the exsisting businesses that have spent alot of time and money to build business in downtown cape. If you look at cities that have put casinos in there downtown area its has devastated the local businesses in that area.I dont think we want to lose all of our downtown merchants for a casino. Think of the parking problem this would create. If we want a casino why dont we put in over in East Cape no parking problems plenty of room for a casino and would still benefit cape on jobs and help southern Ill also which needs revenue bad.

-- Posted by djuden on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 11:29 AM


If you put it in illinois, theywould get the tax revenue.

Casino's ahve not killed downtown st. charles, or laclede's landing.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 11:51 AM


Where's your research?

I don't know about you, but the only places I "shop" at downtown are Renaissance for the yearly gift for my wife and Buckners lol

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 1:10 PM

I live in Katy, TX now. But I use to live on Cousin St. in the 60's-70's. I read there was a fight on Hanover/Bloomfield a couple nights ago. No further news about the 200 people. But you report about a 3 person fight clear over in Johnston City, Ill! Am I missing something here?

-- Posted by scottdd on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 2:57 PM

I get tired of hearing about death panels. There is nothing in the health care reform law that says anything about death panels. READ THE LAW all of it before some jump to conclusions and stop listening to that idiot Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh both will have your head spinning before you know it. Also, there is nothing in the health care law that says 16,000 IRS agents will be hired to enforce the new law some more undocumented garbage being put out there by Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 4:17 PM

People need to learn to ignore the stupid political rhetoric that distract from actual issues. Like how is this going to be paid for and how is it going to reduce cost.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 10:37 AM

Lumber, perhaps you should explain how it is going to be paid for... The Post Office, Medicare, Medicaid, Amtrack, Indian Health Care, Social Security are some other programs you can add to to your explanation.

Howdy, your puppeteer has lost control of your strings once again. You join the company of Chicken Lips and Cadillac Man with the personal attacks. Calling people stupid is a good example of your intellectual ability to debate an issue. Your string adjustment was very temporary.

Before many of you keee-jerk to mock those that believe "death panels" are a real possibility...I would suggest you read this link to the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/health...

An unelected Board deciding where spending is cut and what health care providers will be paid, etc. appears to be moving in a direction looking like Canada and other socialist programs.

-- Posted by Balmy on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 8:46 PM


i think we can expect more surprises as the 2,000 plus page law reveals more of it's hidden agendas..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, May 8, 2010, at 11:07 AM

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