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Speak Out 10/15/10

Friday, October 15, 2010


DR. Journet is spreading the same type of misinformation he decries others for doing. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that none of the monies it is spending in the elections come from foreign sources.

Casting lots

THE Bible referred to gambling as casting lots, which is what the soldiers did at the foot of cross for Jesus' clothing. When somebody takes money that belongs to God and bets it on the turn of a roulette wheel or turn of a card, he or she is asking for trouble.


I would like to know if the proposed casino is going to be a smoke-free facility.

Bush's debt

EVERYBODY'S talking about how Congress has put us into debt. Has everyone forgot about how much debt former president Bush put us in?

Special interest

I think it's interesting that the biggest supporters of the riverboat are those who own the land the casino would purchase. This will result in a windfall for the property owners. Are their interests what's best for Cape Girardeau, or is it what's best for their pocketbooks?

What's the delay?

WHAT happened to all the talk earlier this year about widening County Road 205 and Bloomfield Road? I can't tell that they've done anything to it but put up a few flags.

Supervise children

PARENTS should not let their children play or sit in the street. It's an accident waiting to happen. Small children need a supervisor. It's devastating for everyone.

No gold mine

A rock quarry would not be a gold mine for the area, especially Fruitland. I've heard it will only create 20 or fewer jobs. McDonald's could create that many, and they wouldn't be tearing up the countryside. Also, the dump trucks will create traffic hazards as they pull on to U.S. 61.

Gambling in the Bible

The Bible speaks of gambling several times. Read John 19:23-24, Acts 1:23-26, Mark 15:24 and Galatians 5:19-21.

Bad change

I have a small business with five employees, and I cover their health insurance. Now my insurance company sends me a letter this month saying they're getting out of the health insurance business and concentrating on other areas. It sounds like they're trying to get out of health insurance before it gets nationalized with Obamacare. Is that the change we've been hoping to see?

Wrong reward

NOTHING irks me more than having "Movie of the Month." Alma Schrader School has done this for years. If you want to reward children, why don't you give them an extra recess so they can burn energy and calories? They talk about walking to school and stopping our children from watching too much TV, yet they reward our children with a movie.

Casino support

CAPE Girardeau needs the jobs and revenue a casino would bring. There are many addictions. If a person is addicted to gambling, they're going to gamble no matter where they have to go.

Gambling a choice

I'VE never been to a casino and I probably never will, but I wouldn't dream of telling anyone that they couldn't go.

A free-market lesson

AS the state and the federal government keep buying up more and more property and businesses, they increase their capital and take away from the tax base. There's no way you can make the private sector smaller, make government bigger and maintain adequate tax revenue. The government should sell off some of its assets, and let more private industry pay taxes. That's how we can make this country grow.

Where's the bubble

The high school boys swim teams are having their swim meets in a cold pool at the high school because the Bubble isn't up. The Bubble was supposed to be up after Labor Day. I think that this is an embarrassment for the city. With all the money from the water park that has been generated, this could have, and should have, been fixed.

Rock quarry

I do not understand the mentality of putting a rock quarry next to an existing school. The rock quarry is not welcome in our community.

Restore statue

Work began recently in Washington, D.C., to renovate the World War I memorial, which had been neglected for 40 years. At the county courthouse facing Main Street in Jackson is a weather-beaten statue to honor those from the county who perished during that bloody war. It is disgraceful for this statue to be left in such a state of decay. It is time to restore it.

Capaha pond

WHEN I moved to Cape Girardeau, Capaha Park was beautiful. Now there is so much algae in the pond that the ducks won't swim to you to get bread. Please do something about it so Cape Girardeau can continue to be beautiful.

Personalize statistics

SUNDAY'S Southeast Missourian article about the Dubuque, Iowa casino reported that "problem gambling in Iowa was about 5.4 percent of those that gamble." Let's say that 10,000 vote in Cape Girardeau's November election and the vote is evenly split. If the 5,000 who voted for the casino are gamblers, then 5.4 percent of 5,000 gamblers (270 people) could likely move toward problem gambling.

Thank you, ladies

I would like to compliment the nice ladies that work in the fabric department at Hobby Lobby. They are very nice and helpful. I enjoy shopping there.

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re: Bush's debt

you speak of congress putting us in debt..and then speak of Bush putting us in debt...wasn't there a congress when Bush was in office...??

I think it is time to quit moaning and groaning about Bush...the present administration has done more than its share to ensure that future generations will still be paying off what has been spent by the group that is in there now...I am still amazed that this congress passed a bill which was over 2000 pages long and did not read it beforehand...we are living in strange times...

-- Posted by walela on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 7:00 AM

Bush's debt - Have you forgotten what Clinton did? Stole from Social Security to make his Presidency look amazing, lack of defense, and you know... kill people who oppose him or his wife (A believable conspiracy theory atleast).

Bad Change - Like I said 2 years ago, you can't take change without consequence. This whole floating on cloud 9 scenerio with OBAMA is such BS.

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 8:39 AM

@walela. I think the point they're trying to make is that BOTH democrats And republicans in congress have been putting us into debt for years. So why are we going to vote the republicans right back into office in November? If only we could have a third option in this country...

-- Posted by SteveM on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 8:45 AM

The administrations of Presidents Bush and Obama both incurred entirely too much debt. To pretend that it is even close to being equal is delusional.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 9:07 AM

Casting lots **** "When somebody takes money that belongs to God"...someone please show me in the bible where it says God needs , owns , or spends money .

Bush's debt **** which Bush , Bush the first or Bush the second ?

Supervise children **** parents who let their children play or sit in the street should not be parents .

Restore statue **** when can you start ?

Smoke-free? **** yes , the casino will be 'smoke free' because it will then get a significant drop in fire insurance premimums .

-- Posted by ad..man on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 9:09 AM

Supervise Children---The street I live on is one of the worst for this. And these aren't 10 and 12 year-olds playing in the street. They aren't even 6 and 7 year olds. They're literally toddlers. When I'm coming home from work and a child in a *diaper* runs out in the street in front of me with no parents anywhere to be seen, I find that sad. I'm going to start calling DFS.

Wrong Reward---Yes, watching one movie a month is obviously the downfall of today's youth... Find something legitimate to complain about.

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 9:58 AM

I think if any politians that spends more than 10 years in Washington DC should be voted out this year-they all got us into this mess. They bailed out the BIG Banks and Corporations and leave the main street and middle class and their children paying the bill!

I agree with Wrong Reward. That is why most children today are over weight.

I think "Bush's dept" was talking about both GHWBush and GWBush. I did some fact finding and the nation's dept increased by 14.9% under GHWBush adm. and by 20.1% under GWBush adm.

-- Posted by D49F11 on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 10:18 AM


There are other options.

Libertarian Party, Constitutional Party, Green Party, Socialist Party, Independents, write-ins, etc.,etc.

If every person in this country who says, "I didn't vote for such and such candidate, I voted against the other candidate", or "I voted the lesser of 2 evils", would instead vote for a third party candidate, then although the third party candidate still may not have enough votes to win, they would certainly get enough votes to get the attention of the Dems and Repubs. (Many of them maybe getting worried enough to start changing their ways)

Effective change starts slowly.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 1:53 PM

Tired of Eating Dust!

I had to drive on the road that runs beside the HUGE Buzzi quarry the other day and felt like I had sand in my eyes from all the dust! You can't wear contacts around these places! I have to drive Hwy 61 often and don't want to experience the same frustration. Quarries are fine out in the country but not in populated areas...get real!!

-- Posted by secitizens on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 6:35 PM

If you're tired of eating dust,roll up your windows.If there were'nt quarrys what would you be driving on? I'm tired of all you cry babies. wah wah wah.Everybody's got something to complain about. Here's mine.All you dummies need to get a job ,then you won't have so much time to complain.Look at the time comments are posted it's obvious you don't work. So if you don't work,what do you contribute to society.NOTHING but crying and complaining.Rick is the only one that makes any sense.You All just shut up and quit ruinin my life.Rick,have a good day.

-- Posted by Peedo on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 7:46 PM

With the proliferation of smart phones, note books/laptops as well as swing shift and flex scheduling, you really can't determine whether someone is employed or not.

When I get tired of complaining or complaining about complaining, I go elsewhere, kinda like right now CLICK.

-- Posted by RA on Sat, Oct 16, 2010, at 6:51 AM

for you complainers , please remember , when you woke up this morning :

1.)you woke-up in the best country in the world

2.)you had a roof over your head and indoor plumbing

3.)you were free (priceless)

y'all have a nice weekend ...☺

-- Posted by ad..man on Sat, Oct 16, 2010, at 10:53 AM

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