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Speak Out 6/15/10

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Casino payroll

ALL I hear is how great it's going to be to have a casino in the Cape Girardeau area and how it's going to provide jobs. Has anyone checked to see what the salaries of these people are? I'd like to know.

Not enforced

I notice the president is talking about sanctions on Iran, the toughest ever. How ridiculous can we get? There have been sanctions before, but they're not enforced. If you don't enforce them, why have them?

Thanks for card

I would like to thank the person who found and turned in the credit card I lost on the Wal-Mart parking lot. I appreciate your honesty. God bless you.

Decision made

HOW many times do you vote on a casino? If you vote for a political candidate and someone doesn't like the outcome, do you vote on it again? I don't understand. It's already been decided.

Possum help

I would like to thank the Cape Girardeau police officer for coming to my home at midnight to remove the possum that had taken up residency on my steps. Thank you again.

Kezer's attitude

I think it's wonderful that Joshua Kezer is speaking at Centenary United Methodist Church and other places. After what this man has been through, I think it's a blessing that he has turned out like he has, considering the way society and the courts have treated him. I truly feel sorry for you. Joshua, keep your chin up. Keep up God's work, and everything will be fine. Bless you.

BP oxymoron

WITH every passing day, BP's behemoth oil spill reminds us more than ever that the phrase "corporate responsibility" is an oxymoron.

Economic punch

NICE try. The Southeast Missourian's reprint of an interactive Zogby poll (rated the worst of the worst polls by polling guru Nate Silver) designed to show that Democrats and liberals are dumber than Republicans and, I presume, tea partiers, when it comes to an understanding of basic economics was a miserable failure and unworthy of being printed in a newspaper with the quality of the Southeast Missourian. For example, according to a pollster, a dumb person would say the overall standard of living has declined in the last number of decades. Tell a middle-class person whose standard of living since the 1970s has stagnated or declined that on average it is better because if you combine his standard of living with pre-imprisoned Bernie Madoff's the overall average is better and see what happens. You'll likely be picking yourself up off the floor.


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Obama is using the new round of sanctions on Iran as another opportunity to practice his teleprompter speech making.

He is as impotent on this issue as he is on the oil spill. He is giving campaign rhetoric and continues to blame Bush, BP, or anyone else he can think of blaming.

the following link from the NY times pretty well explains how effective these sanctions will (not) be. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/world/...

-- Posted by Balmy on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 12:44 AM

Economic Punch.

Some interesting facts about "polling Guru" Nate Silver:

Silver describes his own partisan orientation as follows in the FAQ on his website: "My state [Illinois] has non-partisan registration, so I am not registered as anything. I vote for Democratic candidates the majority of the time (though by no means always). This year, I have been a supporter of Barack Obama". With respect to the impartiality of his electoral projections, Silver states, "Are [my] results biased toward [my] preferred candidates? I hope not, but that is for you to decide. I have tried to disclose as much about my methodology as possible".

Silver describes his ideological orientation as one of "rational progressivism":

I regard myself as a rational progressive. I believe in intellectual progress -- that we, as a species, are gradually becoming smarter. I believe that there are objectively right answers to many political and economic questions.

I believe that economic growth is both a reflection of and a contributor toward societal progress, that economic growth has facilitated a higher standard of living, and that this is empirically indisputable.

I also believe, however, that our society is now so exceptionally wealthy -- even in the midst of a severe recession -- that it has little excuse not to provide for some basic level of dignity for all its citizens.

I believe that answers to questions like these do not always come from the establishment. But I also believe that it is just as important to question one's own assumptions as to question the assumptions of others.

He obviously advocates "from those according to their ability to those according to their need"

He is from Chicago, supporter of Obama, and apparently a Marxist.

I would guess the number of times he did not vote Democratic would be less than fingers on one hand.

He has the same "arrogance factor" as his "idol" Obama.

-- Posted by Balmy on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 1:01 AM

Go back to bed Balmy,your story grows tiresome.

-- Posted by Chickenlips on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 8:15 AM

I am tired of people saying the massive oil spill is Obama's Katrina. Really? Katrina was a natural disaster with people stranded for a week without help. Thats what FEMA is for. The oil spill is a manmade distaster in which top scientists all over the world cannot figure out how to stop. If they cannot figure it out, how would Obama know the answer. Atleast he is pushing to make BP pay for all damages including the cleanup and the people out of work instead of pushing the burden on us tax payers.

-- Posted by Ashy on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 8:19 AM

Chicken Lips,

Your attempt at jocularity is lacking.

Again, you have nothing to offer except elementary school level comments. You are a textbook example of mental impotence. If my story grows tiresome,we still live in a country that permits you the freedom to not read it or even respond to it as it it continues to be evident that you are not capable of responding with any fact worthy of debate.

You have suggested that I go back to bed, therefore I will suggest you rise early in the morning and enroll in summer school to catch up on your level of education. (my jocular response)LOL, LOL, LOL!!!

Ashy,

Just to remind you, there have been more than a dozen offers of help from other countries and individual organizations beginning with Holland three days after this tragedy. Obama refused their offers to help including refusing to suspend the Jones Act as Bush did during the aftermath of Katrina. He is protecting the unions by doing this.

I agree Obama does not know the answer, all the more reason to allow the experts (not just BP) to assist in protecting the environment and finding a solution. His goal is to use this as a way to try to get Cap and Trade passed. This would be a major job killer in the U.S.

It is interesting to see all the liberal environmentalists sit on their duffs and support the incompetent leadership of this community organizer.

-- Posted by Balmy on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 11:50 AM

good morning...☺

Thanks for card ---- you are welcome

day 57

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 12:01 PM

btw..save energy , ban NASCAR !

-- Posted by ..Rick on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 12:26 PM

I'm sorry, but isn't New Orleans a manmade disaster anyways? And a continued manmade disaster actually!

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 1:03 PM

According to Decision made, once an item is voted on, that vote should stand.....SO, by that reasoning, passage of the casino vote is now annulled and there will be no casino! Bet they didn't realize when they wrote or called that remark in the issue was defeated the first go around, so some had to have another vote to pass it. Since the vote was years ago, and it is such a great idea, then the pro-casino group should have no problem proving by a tie breaking vote that Cape really does want it. Or is it they have a yellow streak that says they are running scared of what may happen if it is voted on again?

Sorry but I have nothing to lose either way...I won't gamble my hard earned money away for some yahoo to profit from.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 6:37 PM

I agree Wheels. I don't like the idea of 'wealth redistribution' for those that had but 'recreate' theirs away.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 9:16 PM

Now y'all lay off Caddyman. Its good he loves Obama. After all its nice to have someone speaking well of him with his ratings plummeting. Obama, that is. I'm not aware of any poll taken about Caddyman so can't say if he's "up" or "down."

-- Posted by voyager on Tue, Jun 15, 2010, at 11:01 PM


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