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Speak Out 10/17/10

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Casino poetry

THERE'S talk in the air about a gambling boat

Looks like the issue's up for a vote

Some will vote "no" and others go with "yes"

How it will turn out is anyone's guess

But I know one thing to be true

If you don't want a gambling boat, it's up to you.

No incumbents

As an independent thinker not tied to or biased by any political party, the only choice I intend to make when I vote in a few weeks is make sure my vote does not go to any incumbent. Them vs. us can be debated till hell freezes over, but the the way I see it, the only good career politician is a retired career politician. "Political party" only refers to the partying they do after you re-elect them. Voters are the only answer to term limits as the career politicians are the ones who have to pass a law to fire themselves.

Don't cut sports

CUT out all of the sports at school? You've got to be kidding.

Limbaugh's column

DAVID Limbaugh's recent column convinced me that he likes and trusts BP.

Band success

The Central Tigers Marching Band is a very hard working team, and it is a team where every member has to work as hard as everyone else. This year the band has performed at four competitions and has placed first in every one of them. I am proud of our Marching Tigers.

Cape's stimulus

The city of Cape Girardeau filed for and received $648,000 dollars of stimulus money. This is another waste of tax money. The stimulus did not work. But people keep spending more. When did it become the city's job to buy houses and fix them up for resale?

Casino future

WHAT will become of the proposed Isle of Capri casino "boat in a moat" in the near future? When it becomes more advantageous for the casino to move to "greener pastures," who will want an abandoned casino building in the middle of the water? Will it become a trash dump or a quarry or something else? Times change eventually.

Redhawks football

CONGRATULATIONS to the Redhawks football tam, coach Tony Samuel and his staff who have persevered through a lot of adversity. Their hard work has paid off this year. Coach Samuel always said to keep the faith.

Bad event

I attended a skateboard competition recently with my son at the Cape skate park. It was a disaster, poorly managed and the music was offensive.

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Cape's Stimilus- People whine about welfare and say that folks receiving these benefits should be required to perform some kind of service to the community in order to qualify. But when the Government creates a program that helps to keep people off of the welfare system by providing jobs, the whiners are still whining.

-- Posted by ithenana on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 7:54 AM

It has got where we have became a nation of whiners that is the reason we can not climb out of this deep recession we are in the nation is so polarized including our congress. Changing congress in November will only put us more divided and nothing will be done but the same fighting and bickering every day. We must work together all of us to get out of this mess that has accumilated for the past forty years not just the passed 23 months.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 9:02 AM

When was the last time the government created a program that efficiently created jobs? The WPA?

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 1:00 PM

Rule #4 in my house; If you whine or complain it is an automatic "NO" period! It worked with my children... try this on your children!

-- Posted by D49F11 on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 1:14 PM

Don't mistake righteous indignation for whining!

-- Posted by voyager on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 5:29 PM

** off topic...

i hate it when people with cellphones/texting machines answer/text while i'm trying to talk to them .

right in the middle of our conversation they will answer to text , leaving me there to stare stupidly at them while they type at a tiny keyboard .

from now on i say , "put that dammed thing down and talk to me !"

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 6:01 PM

Me'Lange , i guess i'm bias...i have never owned a cellphone and do not plan to..i'm just tired of being put on hold in person--over the phone is bad enuff .

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 6:26 PM

In my years of working retail I had a policy that the person that was standing in front of me took priority over the person calling me.

One made the effort to come to my store, the other didn't.

It seems that most people in retail consider the caller a prospect that can't be ignored, and I understand that. I just disagree...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, at 11:26 PM

The skateboard competition last sunday was a disaster! I heard a lot of foul language and the and got mad and quit right in the middle of the event. i felt embarrassed for the people running it. they had to use a boombox for music.

i've attended a few held by the scooter store here in Cape and it seemed more organized, they had announcers, a sound system, as well as a positive message for each kid that was about to go on. The owner was even out there cooking hotdogs for everyone!

Maybe the kids running this one could learn a thing or two about running an event!

-- Posted by spiritoftruth on Mon, Oct 18, 2010, at 10:47 AM

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