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Speak Out 8/22/10

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Too many vacations

I'M wondering how much money would be saved if our president and his family enjoyed one vacation a year with a few extended weekends at their Chicago home. How can anyone take so many vacations when people in this country are hurting?

Separating students

LET me see if I get this right. Research proves that separating students by gender during class fosters better learning. As a result, Jackson Middle School sixth-graders will be separated during lunch, but not during class. What studies prove that separating them during lunch supports this move? Doesn't anyone in the district with their big degrees realize that separating children during lunch and separating them during class aren't the same things? If learning is what you want to foster, duplicate the same conditions that fostered learning to begin with.

Be happy

WE have so many negative things going on in our country. Let's all see if we can't find something happy and uplifting to say.

Molesting penalties

IT seems like you cannot open the paper or turn on the TV without seeing a story about someone being arrested for molesting a child or being involved in child porn. When are lawmakers going to impose sentences to keep these sick individuals behind bars? When are our children going to be the ones whose rights are protected instead of the criminals? Legislators need to think about the innocent children who are having their lives turned upside down and impose stiffer sentences for these crimes. Send them to prison with the other criminals. Quit saying they can be rehabilitated in a few months and make them do some time. Getting probation or a couple of years in a rehabilitation is not going to stop the problem.

Football practice

FOOTBALL camp cannot be held at the end of the school year as there would be no purpose to it. Camp is intended to get the players conditioned for the games they will be playing. Don't blame the local school district. The state requires all athletes to have completed a minimum number of days and hours of practice before they can participate. These practices and camps fulfill that obligation. Besides, this is an optional activity. If you think this is too rough on your son, don't allow him to play.

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good morning...☺

Too many vacations --- the job of President is a very high pressure job . i can see where getting away once in awhile might be a good idea to prevent burnout . the sites and timing of these vacations may not be the best of choices though...

Separating students --- this is a 9 week trial to see how it works . let's wait and see what happens ...

Be happy --- i went bungy jumpin' in Tennessee this summer

Molesting penalties ---- molesting has been happenin' for 100's of years , it's not anything new..it was kept quiet because it was thought to be too disgusting to talk about openly . i feel this is why the laws aren't as rigid as they should be...besides , it does sell newspapers these days..

Football practice --- football is a team sport , practice insures the team will perform as a unit during games . what do you think your son is gonna have to do if they join the military ?

i was pettin' a "friendly" pitbull last nite and it snapped at me...ferkin' dumb dogs..

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 7:12 AM

The vacations that all Presidents have taken over the years, are actually working vacations many people don't realize that. The President duties consist of 24/7 whether he is on vacation or not he has daily briefings and makes decisions regarding events around the world no matter where he is.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 7:49 AM

I agree with the person let's talk positive about something instead of negative all the time if we all would try this we might just start climbing out of this mess were in. To much negative every day put out by the media Fox, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Newspapers, Radio and Internet after a while we all start being negative about everything including ourselves. "ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY".

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 7:58 AM

If everyone was positive all the time, it would negate the need for a comments section of The Missourian. I can think of quite a few users that would have take up knitting or something.

-- Posted by SteveM on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 10:40 AM

Good morning!

Be happy...it's a lil' too early, perhaps I can get back to you.

Football practice...my point exactly, it's a choice.

Rick, perhaps the dog knew your intentions were not pure. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 10:54 AM

It was clearly stated that the separation of genders during lunch was to reduce DISCIPLINE problems that occur during that time. The fact about academics was just an extra fact in the story.

-- Posted by wowsers on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 12:35 PM


i never get involved in unpure petting ☺

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 1:12 PM


Guestion is... if your intentions were "Pure", did you "Need" to pet that pit bull.

Last time I had an encounter with an unfriendly dog, I was treed out in the open with nothing to hide behind, under or on top of within 50 feet. I knew I could not outrun that German Shephard so he and I just stood there trying to stare one another down until the owner came running and retrieved his dog. This friendly pet had just broken his chain to get at me while I was on a service call, the owner forgot to mention anything about not getting out of the truck until he showed up. Scared the bejesus of me for sure.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 4:52 PM

I thought things at Cape County Transit was getting better. Guess as long as they have Mr. Personality dispatching and Ms. Personality helping him it'll never get any better. Plus the adm. office isn't much brighter

-- Posted by olebluehair on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 4:53 PM


i've been told how good pitbulls are...i figured i'd find out for myself..

i came out of a bar in north St.Louis one nite at closing time and decided to walk home cause i was drunk...some dumb dog came outta no-where and treed me on top of a car for a couple hours that nite...i threw all my coins at it but it didn't help...finally , some other sucker came walkin' down the street and the dog took off after him..

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 6:23 PM


Almost enough to cause a man to quit drinking wasn't it?

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 6:44 PM

Wheels ...there sure ain't no answers in the bottom of a bottle..

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 8:31 PM

Trig, mu little Italian greyhound, is a bit standoffish with strangers until he gets to know them. The other morning the new neighbors 5 year old child ran up to him, grabbed him, and started hugging and kissing him.

It scared the bejebbers out of him. When he finally wiggled loose, he ran hell for leather home.

I don't want to think the poor little dog was molested or abused or anything like that. But that evening when it was time to go for a walk, he refused to exit out the door. He must have been spooked bad.

-- Posted by voyager on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 10:17 PM

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