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Friday, June 4, 2010

Left out

EVERYBODY who is on a fixed income and gets paid on the first or third of the month can't afford the 100-Mile Yard Sale, because it's held two or three days before we get paid. Thanks for leaving us out.

Casino riffraff

CAPE Girardeau can't take care of its gangs and riffraff now. What's going to happen if we get a casino?

Taking responsibility

PRESIDENT Obama is taking the blame for the oil spill. It isn't his fault, but he's taking responsibility. It takes a good man to admit something like this.

Chicago politics

REGARDING the scandal over offering a Pennsylvania politician a non-paying advisory job in the White House not to run against Arlen Specter: This doesn't make sense. He was asked to drop out of that race for a job that pays very well. I can think of a better story than that. This is just Chicago politics.

Scott City casino

HISTORY repeats itself. Cape Girardeau may not get a casino for one big reason. If there is a vote, citizens will vote it down because they're religious. I don't think Cape Girardeau is suited for a casino. Scott City would be a fine place for a casino. That would be a boon for the whole area.

School bullying

ALMOST 30 years ago, our son came home from school every day with another knot on his head or swollen eye. I went to the school and told the principal and teachers if I sent my son to school looking like that, they'd have me up for child abuse, and if my son came home like that again, they would be up for child abuse. It never happened anymore. The school has a responsibility to watch out for children.

Handy casino

I live in Jackson, and everybody around here that I know of would love to have a casino. That's one way we elderly people pass away our time. We know when we can afford to go or not, and it would be so much easier if the casino were here.

Classy casino

AS a senior citizen who spends time going to casinos in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Mississippi, I must say to the people wanting another vote on the issue: You might be surprised by the outcome. I know for a fact there are a lot of church-going people at these establishments. I hope when a casino is chosen it is not a throwaway boat that has to be remodeled. Let's go classy like Ameristar has with a land-based casino that is appealing to the public.

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It is under the law the presidents responsibility. He should step up and give Louisiana whatever they need to help contain the mess. But like members in his administration said in the past, don't let a good disaster go to waist. Can't wait to see how they use this one.

-- Posted by Solelicious on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 4:38 AM

If it is mainly churches that seem to be up in arms and are strongly involving themselves politically against the issue of a possible gambling casino, then they should give up their tax exempt status.

-- Posted by Mr."H" on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 5:31 AM

Chicago politics

Either stop the trial of Blogo and call it 'Politics as usual' or prosecute those that offered jobs for stepping aside to allow the WH pick to win the Primary. For all of us that had lived for any length of time in Illinois, the rest of the country is seeing Chicago thugs at work.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 7:26 AM

Could someone please explain to me what the correlation is between letting people vote on an issue and removing a tax-exempt status?

Anyone in Cape who is between the ages of 18 and 35 never even voted on the casino issue. Since they are tax-paying citizens, should they not have the right to vote?

-- Posted by michelle02 on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 8:28 AM

Left Out

Here is an idea...SAVE YOUR MONEY FROM LAST MONTH. But i guess its easier to blame other people for your problems. Welcome to America 2010.


Yes. The corporat hooligans from Harrah's are so scary.

Taking responsibility

Ted Bundy took responsibility. I guess he is ok in your book as well? Bin Laden also takes responsibility.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 8:31 AM

Give up there tax exempt status because they are against gambling? Now there is a well thought out retort Mr H! Churches are and have always been up front and out loud about things that they believe negatively affects the populous. If it was a strip club would you feel the same. Where this idea came from that Religous people should not express views is baffeling to me. Oh and by the way their is no such wording in our Constitution as "separation of church and state"

-- Posted by LEGION63 on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 8:54 AM

Left Out

Seriously????? WOW is all I have to say!

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 9:07 AM

Left out...if you are living check to check, how can you afford to shop for junk anyway? You people amaze me with your logic.

-- Posted by southeast on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 10:52 AM

Casino riffraff

The so-called "gangs and riffraff" would be under 24/7 audio and video surveillance around casino properties. . .

pretty simple concept, hope you can grasp it.

-- Posted by Bushman_212 on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 1:18 PM

Music to Margarita-ville (from my neighbor)

I blew out my flip-flop

Stepped on a oil spot

Smells those shrimp their a smellin like oil.

Some people claim that Obama's to blame..but I know...it George Bush's fault.

-- Posted by grandma73 on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 5:54 PM

I wonder how many of the church going people that are against the casino, go out and buy lottery tickets. Of course buy a chance at winning 200 million dollars isn't gambling. However putting $10 dollars down for a pair or full house is gambling. Wait isn't that the same thing? I'm so confused.

-- Posted by roxie on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 8:50 PM

Hey, I've got it to make everyone happy, lets call it a Raffling Boat. Problem solved!!!!

-- Posted by roxie on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 8:55 PM

Taking responsibility...Of course it is not Obama's fault, it is Bush's fault. Bush is also being blamed for the Gore split-up.

Obama's responsibility includes sending (free the terrorist) Holder down to threaten criminal prosecution. Obama claims he has been on this day one. Yeah and pigs fly!!! My question to Barak Insane Obama and BP is why all the BS? Blow the **** well with explosives and seal it. This has been done many times in the past. Why is it not even a point of discussion? I do not believe we still have the full truth on the cause of the well explosion.

Is Obama just stupid or is he planning something more sinister such as national emergency to declare martial law and indefinitely delay the elections or try to take over big oil. I trust this nitwit as far as I can pick and throw one of the deep seal oil rigs.

-- Posted by Balmy on Sat, Jun 5, 2010, at 3:37 PM


Great point!!!!

Sunday morning visits to large, influential black churches have been a standard strategy of Democratic office-seekers for more than fifty years. Black churches are a site of organized, committed, well-networked, partisan faithful who can be influenced and mobilized by adept candidates. No local, state or national official can claim to have actively courted the African American vote without regular and visible attendance at black worship services. In both 1984 and 1988 Reverend Jesse Jackson's primary presidential campaigns were built on the structure of black Southern and urban congregations.Not only did Jackson employ a rhetorical style reflecting his training as a black preacher, but he built a campaign organization centered on black Christian volunteers, black church contact lists, donations from black religious services and an ideology that relied heavily on black Christian understandings of the connection between the sacred and the political. President Bill Clinton was adept at using black rhetorical styles borrowed from the church as well as the organizational resources and networks of black churches to motivate black electoral support.

-- Posted by Balmy on Sat, Jun 5, 2010, at 3:46 PM

Crime in areas with casinos is an argument that has some merit on both sides.

As a "road warrior" sales rep. for most of 35 years and visiting many casino cities in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Louisiana among others, I never witnessed any exceptional crime rates in these areas.

Admittedly, the following link is pro on this issue. With that said I believe there are some interesting unbiased facts referenced here.


When compared to the crime rate of illegals, I believe the casino caused crime rate is pale in comparison.

My wife and I visit a casino located about 50 miles from our residence about three or four times per year. We each take 20 dollars to play on. We play the penny and nickel machines. We have put together a strategy that generally allows us to win enough to buy dinner at the casino. We usually play 3-4 hours and quit or sooner if we happen to lose our respective 20 dollars. We consider it relaxing entertainment.

We have the following rules:

Rule number one--We do not go with the intention of winning.

Rule number two--When our 20 dollars is gone we defer to rule number one.

-- Posted by Balmy on Sat, Jun 5, 2010, at 11:38 PM

LEFT OUT...regular people ( working people) will never be able to understand the warped logic of public aid dependant, the world owes me, where's my check?, people. Someone suggested saving up some money, there ya go thinking like a regular person again. These monthly check people can't spend it fast enough on junk the first 2 weeks of the month and then sit around and gripe about being broke the last two weeks of the month. The definition of stupid is doing the same thing over and over, yet somehow expecting a different result. I have had a job that forces me to deal with this type of mindset for years now, I could write a book but no one (regular people) would believe it.

-- Posted by capetown gal on Sun, Jun 6, 2010, at 12:22 PM

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