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Friday, May 21, 2010

Seeking opportunity

NO one is saying anything about opening the borders. In fact, I think most people want a secure border. But what should we do with the people who are here? Amnesty is the best solution. They're not criminals and thugs. They're people searching for work. It's making a living for their families. They're coming here for opportunities, much as our own forefathers did.

No comparison

I want to know how can you compare President Bush and Hurricane Katrina to the oil disaster of BP. There is no comparison whatsoever. Katrina affected human beings. The oil disaster affects water and animals and possible financial issues in the future. Stop trying to compare the two. You can't.

School pride

THE people of the Cape Girardeau School District should realize that school board president Paul Nenninger's appearance in an ad campaign was not promoting Notre Dame Regional High School, but Notre Dame was promoting him. They should be proud that they have such a qualified individual to lead their school board.

Ridiculous demand

I wonder when I read about the teachers complaining about an elected official on the school board, who was elected by the public, not by the schoolteachers. For them to ask for his resignation in light of the fact that he did an advertisement for the school he graduated from is ridiculous.

Learning lesson

PRIVATE school parents, here's the plan. This summer everyone register your children in the Cape Girardeau School District and send your children to public schools for the first day of school. See if the public school teachers and parents can figure out why parochial schools are a benefit to the community, not a liability. Some people are just harder to educate.

Spay, neuter pets

FREE puppies, free kittens, free 6-year-old dogs, free 3-year-old cats. Here's free advice. Wouldn't it be a lot easier to have your pets spayed and neutered and be a responsible person in society?

Keep them there

ON Guantanamo Bay: I'm happy President Obama saw the light. At least he hasn't been able to move forward with any ill-conceived plans. It's a bad thing having an oil spill, but it's good that he has his hands full with other things so that Guantanamo Bay's not the most pressing problem. Terrorists need to be kept there away from the rest of us.

School trust

ALL judges and clergy recognize two kinds of apology. The meaningful kind says "I'm sorry for what I did" and the guilty party humbly accepts responsibility for the wrong in one's action. The meaningless type of apology shifts the responsibility to the wronged party and arrogantly says "I'm sorry the community was offended by my ad." Unfortunate seeds of discord and mistrust were sewn between our two fine high schools by the ill-timed and ill-advised action of the school board president, Paul Nenninger. His previous opposition to the district's much-needed bond issue adds to growing concern of teachers, staff and parents regarding Mr. Nenninger's commitment to and care for our children and their schools. Mr. Nenninger's contrition and resignation would promote our community's ability to trust the school board and to support their leadership.

No more support

I was not going to comment on the recent slap regarding Paul Nenninger, our school board president. However, after reading so many hateful comments, I feel I must. Mr. Nenninger, you have my full support. Not only that, you have the support of many Cape Girardeau area voters. The fact of the matter is, I supported the school bond proposal even though I send my children to parochial schools. The next time a bond proposal comes up, however, I will be voting no and encouraging others to do the same. I have seen the ugliness among the supporters of our public schools, and I want no part of them.

Federal offense

WHOEVER is damaging mailboxes on County Road 316 in Cape Girardeau is dealing with federal property. When you are caught, you will be sent to prison for what you consider a night of fun. You'll be caught.

Things to do

RECENTLY I had a friend from St. Louis tell me that she was coming to Cape Girardeau. She asked me what there is to do in Cape Girardeau. I'm proud to say she and her child could visit the new Cape Splash water park and the new Discovery Playhouse children's museum. It's nice to say "Good job, Cape Girardeau, for attracting people from St. Louis."

Divided loyalties

I'M trying to follow the story about Paul Nenninger, president of the Cape Girardeau School Board. Teachers are upset that he's backing his alma mater, Notre Dame Regional High School. What about teachers in the district whose children attend private or parochial schools?

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good morning...☺

Seeking opportunity --- "They're coming here for opportunities" , what opportunities ? there are few jobs now and we should give them to illegal aliens ? are you a member of Obama's staff by any chance?

Spay, neuter pets ---- casteration , aye ? why not use some of these excess animals for scientific research ?

Things to do ---- when i was living in St.Louis , i remember thinking , "let's all go to Cape , there's so much to do down there !"...yeah , right..

Keep them there --- what has Obama done regarding the big oil spill ? ...nada...it's not a socialist issue..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 7:09 AM

First off, living in this country is illegal is against the law. Secondly I am tired of people defending illegals who sneak across the border taking American jobs, attending our schools, and hospitals without paying taxes. When they work for an employer who hides the fact they are illegal then the employer should also be reprimanded. We need more secure borders and harsher pentalties to prevent the decay of America. I would hope all states would follow suit with Arizona in passing state laws mirroring Federal laws. It's time for Americans to stand up for themselves and if the politicians in Washington can't do it, mabey the states should look after their own best interests.

-- Posted by HyperTyper on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 7:15 AM

Seeking opportunity...come here Bub, I got an opportunity for you...

No comparison...here's one for you, how about the comparison of your mental agility to that of a small soap dish?

School trust...Broad assumptions, unsubstantiated results, typical dumb conclusion.

-- Posted by Hawker on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 9:02 AM

"NO one is saying anything about opening the borders."

Open the borders. There you go, now someone said it.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 9:05 AM

School Pride - I'm lobbying to have the title of this one changed to "Voice of Friggin' Reason".

-- Posted by Kllrfsh on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 9:26 AM

Ummm...I could be mistaken here, but if your friend was ALREADY coming to Cape and asked you what there was to do once she GOT here, then neither the Discovery Playhouse or new waterpark attracted her. Good try, though.

-- Posted by wannabun on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 10:07 AM

Maybe Obama can stoop & bow some more & the Saudi's will clean up the gulf spill?

-- Posted by rockman54 on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 11:03 AM

..ya reckon illegal immigrants know how to clean-up oil?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 11:17 AM


steroid shot ? ACK !..

..good luck with the meds !..☺

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 12:49 PM

**The expense of spay/neutering is one reason it is not done. ... Lazy pet owners is another.**

Those are both reasons, but a lot of people also want to make money "breeding" pets and that's where the real problems come in. Kittens/puppies are taken from their mothers before they're old enough, they (and their parents) aren't examined for issues with their genetics, and aren't given adequate vet care before being sold. Many of the animals, even with excellent care, won't live full, healthy lives just because of their genetics and early lives. The mothers are basically bred to death and rarely given the care they need. If people who wanted a pet would either adopt or seek reputable breeders (hint: you won't find them in the classifieds and you probably don't want to pay what they're asking), there wouldn't be a market for puppy/kitten mills, but that's not likely to happen as long as people are so thoughtless and irresponsible.

**Honestly, I do not "get" the lure to own pets. They are expensive and a lot of work...they shed, they stink, they distroy assets, they are noisier than leaf blowers. Yet, it seems every neighborhold household has the city's limit of 4. Don't even get me started on the roaming cats that are never leashed. Or their crying owners when they can't find their little fluffy...duh!**

I feel the same way about kids...I just wish the city had some sort of limit on them too.

-- Posted by Polisher on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 1:46 PM

**Btw...Folks always advertised their pups in the classified and they always took the pups in for all three shots and the well momma check. So I have to dispute part of your comment.**

Fair enough and if they're going to breed the dogs, it's good that they're doing it responsibly. Unfortunately, I think they're in the minority as far as backyard breeders go.

-- Posted by Polisher on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 4:21 PM

MeLange, good to see you back. Always enjoyed your posts.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 6:39 AM

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