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Speak Out 9/1/10

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lovely tribute

I'M calling with regard to Wally Lage's terribly unfortunate passing. I knew him casually, along with his wife and some of their family members. He was a wonderful man. I have been following the tributes in the paper, and I am touched by his daughter's comments, "Truck's leaving" by Jenny Shaffer. It was a lovely, moving tribute to a wonderful man.

Doc in flip-flops

JUST one more comment regarding flip-flops: I went to the doctor this week, and guess who had flip-flops on? My female doctor. Talk about unprofessional.

Calling names

MIDDLE school coaches: I commend you for getting your children to the park and walking around the lake first thing in the morning. I'm sure it helps them to sit still and learn the rest of the day. However, it is not appropriate to call them names to get them to step it up and to walk faster. I don't want to hear it again.

Casino choice

I'M so happy the city chose Isle of Capri to develop a casino in Cape Girardeau. If it is built, I can save on gas. I'm proud of our council.

Casino prospects

LET me get this straight. If everything goes as planned, we are going to have a fantastic, thriving crime-free and benevolent downtown area by having a casino and a homeless shelter. The homeless wandering the streets during the day will certainly be a lure to draw the thousands of gamblers proposed. Of course, the casino could put the homeless to work, which would mean those locals who are counting on casino jobs to solve all their problems would have no employment. Another great benefit will be when the casinos install ATMs so welfare recipients can use them to cash their debit cards as they did in California to the tune of $4 million. Ain't life grand?

Snake-oil faith

ONE of the best sermons I've ever heard involved excessive demonstration of faith. The message was that demonstrating faith should never look competitive. Think about how many political leaders and television personalities are boasting about their faith and even berating others for supposedly having less. The original sermon didn't use the term snake oil, but that describes pretty well anyone who makes millions of dollars by inflating their message with proclamations of faith.

Judging others

REGARDING the comment about spiky hair: I wonder how people can feel so superior that they feel they are in a position to judge other people, especially on superficial things like appearance. I guess their hearts must be programmed that way. Don't they realize that we're not supposed to judge others?

Looking forward

WHY did only 60 people show up at the widely publicized Cape Girardeau County Tea Party gathering? Because the focus of tea party movement is not about recognizing any past individual in history. It's about the future. It's about changing the direction of our current government away from liberal socialism and back toward the Constitution upon which our country was founded. Let's not allow baseless criticism of the tea party movement to turn it into another politically correct operation and derail it from the goal of shaking up the political establishment and working for a fiscally responsible and constitutionally limited-powers government.

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Doc in flip-flops --- oh for goodness sake ! let's ban all flip-flops and be done with it...

Snake-oil faith --- i disagree . Snake-oil faith is more like Obama worshipping these days...

Astros 3 , Cardinals 0....stick a fork in 'em , they are done

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 5:37 AM

I hate to beat this dead horse but...When I was a kid, we never went out in public unles we were dressed proper. No tee-shirts, torn jeans or flip-flops. It's a matter of respect for yourself and those around you. This is a free country and you can dress the way you want but I don't have to give you the time of day either.

-- Posted by hotshot202 on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 5:50 AM

hotshot202 wrote :

"No tee-shirts, torn jeans or flip-flops."

unfortunately , we all didn't grow up with money and could afford new clothes when our old ones got a rip or a hole in them....sometimes a tee-shirt was all a person could afford .

Never judge a book by it's cover .

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 7:26 AM

In this day and time, and with due respect to my generation, I am thankful some only have to worry about the way one wears their hair or the clothes they put on. With so many facing unemployment, major medical problems and life changing situations, it is refreshing to know there are still a few of those that have nothing better to work on then the lives of others.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 7:30 AM

Re; judging others it sounds like you need to practice what you preach.

-- Posted by newman90 on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 8:12 AM

Docs in flip-flops:

I doubt they are flip flops. There is a new line of work shoes that are clog type. They are ergonomic and made from a material that is easy to clean and healthier because they are mold and bacteria resistant.

Casino Projects:

So not the casino is bad because it will bring jobs to town and employ =homeless? people I really have no opinion on the casino, but many of the anti-casino arguments are pretty stupid and this is another example.

Looking Forward:

Unfortunatly, the Tea Party Lost credibility and not sure it can recover.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 8:15 AM



-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 8:59 AM

Middle School Coaches. I've known these coaches for years. I've never known them to call them names. Maybe you misunderstood. These kids love these coaches and yes they all joke around , its' okay . My kid is in that bunch. and its all okay. Go ahead and do your walk and leave them alone.

-- Posted by olebluehair on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 9:17 AM

Re: Casino...the state of Missouri has not decided who the successful candidate is for the last casino opening . In addition , the city of Cape has not voted on this issue either . Considering these facts , i do not understand why people are so engrossed with a casino at this point in time .

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 12:12 PM

Rick! I love my flip flops! I wear them all year. And I am not kidding.....even in the winter. To me they are comfy and easy to just slip on, cheap, match all sorts of outfits, I love getting pedicures so my toes look nice :) Oh how I love flip flops!

Judging Others

That comment about the hair also bothered me. Sometimes I throw my hair in a messy ponytale. Do people judge me for this? When I saw that comment I thought of cancer patients that have lost their hair and are beginning to regrow it out. It is so exciting to finally have their hair back again and when it does get long enough to style it may be short and spikey. Would we judge them? How would we feel judging them? Why are we always judging???? This really bothers me. I read speak out normally for a good laugh but there is so much judging it is really sad.

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 12:29 PM

What has happened to Sheri Roberton's blog?!?!

It was the best thing to read on this whole crappy site!

-- Posted by tweakers on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 1:04 PM


i'm with you !

beware the prudes and the self-rightous , they are dime a dozen in southeast Missouri .

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 1:30 PM

OK Sports fans, something of the utmost importance here... I think?


-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 2:44 PM

OK Sports fans, something of the utmost importance here... I think?


-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 2:44 PM

Dang it... a double dribble!

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 2:45 PM

Have Wheels

It is a very small world, it dawned on me yesterday that I know you.....the comment about the metro link and flip flops gave it away.

Your mom was happy to see you yesterday by the way.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 3:01 PM

Dear me Lord,

It certainly is a small world.

Thank you for what you do for her. She thinks very highly of you.

A pleasure to meet by golly.

May take me a little while, but I was thinking later yesterday that I would print you something out on those ancestors we were speaking of.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 3:08 PM


That would be great. I love searching ancestors and heritage unfortunatly I don't have a lot of time for it.

Your mom is a special lady and I love the time I spend with her. For someone who is 93 she still has spunk to her.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 3:26 PM

Double Dribble!!!! Ha ha ha

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 3:46 PM


I will be about doing that, I like to help people with stuff I have found along the way.

And again thank you for all you do. She comes from a long line of hard headed Dutch and German ancestors who never recognize defeat, even when it is hovering over them. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ She is a little moody from time to time these days. But yesterday she was more like her old self a little later in the afternoon.

Stay in touch, I enjoy meeting new people whenever and wherever.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 4:05 PM

Calling names - My child reported the same thing.

-- Posted by hartlemanagement on Wed, Sep 1, 2010, at 11:02 PM

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