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Friday, October 29, 2010

Casino revenue?

I read the Southeast Missourian editorial regarding the proposed casino, how many jobs it would create and how much money it would generate. We have had casinos in Missouri since the mid-1990s. Illinois has had them even longer. The state of Missouri is nearly broke, and Illinois is in worse shape. Where's all the revenue?

Political advertising

IS it legal for people to put vehicles on the street with big election signs in the window? There was a large truck in front of the Jackson license bureau on Sunday advertising to vote no on one of the propositions. I don't think that's right. If they want to put it somewhere, put it in their own yard, not in front of the license bureau.

Bad design

WHOSE idea was it for 20-inch-wide shoulders on the new Route W? The design is not conducive for bicyclists, especially with the rumble strip on the narrow shoulders.

Social Security cuts

WHY are Social Security, Medicare and other related items the first thing people want to cut from the budget? I get $520 a month from Social Security. If it wasn't for my husband getting a little extra in his check, we would not be able to make it. It's not that we didn't save, but when my husband's company went out, his retirement plan also went out. I wish other people would have to live on the cuts that they want us to live on.

Casino and taxes

I like the suggestion of using casino money to lower taxes. Let's cut everyone's school property tax in half and eliminate it entirely for the elderly. Lottery money is supposed to be used for the schools. Why can't casino money be used the same way?

Casino jobs

I find it hard to find jobs in Cape Girardeau, and I think having a casino here will help this in many ways.

Football music

I have attended Southeast's home football games, and the music is awful. The lyrics to the songs are derogatory. I would hate to take a child to the game and have them hear this kind of trash. I hope they will play a better selection of music in the pregame warm up for this weekend's homecoming game.

Casino closer to home

I sure will be glad if Cape Girardeau gets a casino. It will save us a lot of traveling to St. Louis, Caruthersville and Tunica.


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peedo wrote :

"Hey I've got an idea.If you don't like the casino if it comes to Cape,don't go to it,stay at home.Do you think anybody cares what you think about it?"...good idea , i'm broke so i will , no i don't...

Bad design --- i believe the new Route W was designed with motorist in mind , not bikes .

Social Security cuts -- maybe it would be easier to stop sending billions of dollars worldwide and keep it here for us Americans ..i dunno..

only 4 more days of political harassment on TV , over the phone , and in the mail....

-- Posted by ad..man on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 5:31 AM

People say they don't like the negative advertising, but the truth is, it works. People respond to it. Otherwise, candidates wouldn't use it. We get the government we deserve.

My heart goes out to anyone who has the guts to run for office.

-- Posted by grisgris on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 9:19 AM

Rick, don't forget about all the yahoos who ring your doorbell, wake your napping child, and hand you their pamphlets that are only good for filling up the landfills.

-- Posted by Longstroker on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 9:23 AM

Casino revenue?

Another stupid point by the anti-casino crowd. Are you saying if there were no casinos, the states would be in good shape financially and the economic crisis is the fault of the casinos?

Social Security cuts:

I am sorry your husband lost his retirement. But poor investment is not really an excuse. Also, let this be a lesson to everyone else. DO NOT put all your retirement eggs in one basket.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 9:44 AM

Longstroker

pamphlets with big pics are good for the dartboard too !

-- Posted by ad..man on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 9:47 AM

lumbrgfktr

now that you've scolded them and they've learned their lesson , what are they to do ?

-- Posted by ad..man on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 9:48 AM

Casino revenue: Just think how bad off Missouri and Illinois would be if it wasn't for their casinos.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 10:05 AM

lumbrgfktr

now that you've scolded them and they've learned their lesson , what are they to do ?

-- Posted by ...Rick on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 9:48 AM

How about find legit reasons why there shouldn't be casinos.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 10:06 AM

Wow Mel,

Even in your 70's you can still learn lessons. Can't protect people from themsleves.

-- Posted by SWBG on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 10:37 AM

Casino revenue?

What's killed the casinos in Illinois is their smoking ban. The same can be said of their bars. Even though I do know of a couple of bars that let you smoke. All you have to do is use an empty beer can. Then all they have to say is they didn't know you were smoking and that gets them off the hook.

How does the old saying go, "life is a gamble"? When you buy fish bait you, are gambling you will catch a fish. If you buy a deer tag, you are gambling you'll shoot a deer. When you back out of your driveway, you're gambling you'll make it to work without being in a wreck.

Build it, and they will come.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 11:06 AM

lumbrgfktr

now that you've scolded them and they've learned their lesson , what are they to do ?

-- Posted by ...Rick on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 9:48 AM

How about find legit reasons why there shouldn't be casinos.

what does a casino have to do with this dude losing his retirement and SSI cuts ? did i miss something in the translation ?

-- Posted by ad..man on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 11:21 AM

If you'd like to see a casino operator shake just mention "Greenville, Mississippi". They immdediately turn white, perspire, and some even gag. Where does all the revenue go? Why into the pockets of the politicians that bring it to town. Or does that come as a shock to anyone?

Oh, by the way, Greenville is a Miss. river town, about 40,000 population. Sound familiar?

-- Posted by HogWild on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 12:33 PM

Rick, I'm guessing lumbrgfktr has not had life smack him up-side the head yet.

lumbrgfktr, Believe it or not, there are situations, in which, well thought out financial plans fail.

-- Posted by Me'Lange on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 10:22 AM

When life does smack me up-side the head, will you take care of me?

Social Security was never meant to be a sole means of financial support.

Which also brings me back to my original point...Diversify your retirement.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 2:33 PM

How about find legit reasons why there shouldn't be casinos.

what does a casino have to do with this dude losing his retirement and SSI cuts ? did i miss something in the translation ?

-- Posted by ...Rick on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 11:21 AM

Thought you were talkinb about a differnt comment.

Yes, its sad that guy lost his retirement. So should he get more because of it? People are also going broke because of health costs, so should the government provide it?

At what point do we become responsible for ourselves.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 2:37 PM

lumbrgfktr

you're absolutely right...let those old folks who've worked hard their whole life live in the streets now , that's what they deserve !

-- Posted by ad..man on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 2:50 PM

lumbrgfktr

you're absolutely right...let those old folks who've worked hard their whole life live in the streets now , that's what they deserve !

-- Posted by ...Rick on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 2:50 PM

Who said anything about that?

Right now I invest in my retirement. Should I stop, spend more now and let the government take care of me when I retire?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 4:18 PM

lumbrgfktr, tomorrow you are in an accident; you, the breadwinner are in a coma, in thirty months you awake blind

your accrued medical expenses exceeded your medical policy maximum payout. your family's portion of the medical bills exhausted every penny of your savings; emergency, qualified and unqualified 401k dollars, all mutual funds, annuities, life insurance cash value and home equity.

had your wife not divorced you and so you'd qualify for medicaid, you would have also owed the long term nursing facility $150,000 upon awaking

you and your ex-wife are still on the hook for $25,000 you owe the hospital. no financial assistance was offered by them because you owned your home. the hospital did however, place a lien on your home.

it is obvious you are blind and will never gain employment, even if you try. you will however, get extra benefits because you are blind rather than simply disabled.

you income covers basic basic expenses. your ex-wife wants nothing to do with you, because you are disabled, broke and are in hopeless debt.

you might think this is an exaggeration. not really it happens every single day.

-- Posted by coke zero on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 4:45 PM

@ Me'Lange 10:13 AM post

A swell anecdote! :>)

-- Posted by 2times2 on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 4:56 PM

-- Posted by phantasm on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 4:45 PM

Different discussion. We are specificly talking about Social Security for retirees. In your scenario, is this what happens to every retiree?

Iin your scenario, you are talking about the cost of medical care and medical coverage. Total different animal.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 5:04 PM

lumbrgfktr, your situation is depressing, so you self medicate with alcohol. a life long friend reads speakout comments to you. you pay special attention to comments about all those receiving benefits who everyone deams are cheaters. depresses you even more, so you chuck back another cold one. then your friend continues to read another comment, those on welfare should not be allowed to buy beer with their check.

now so depressed you seek professional help. next day, your friend reads a speakout comment that everyone getting generic medications for $4 is now selling their pills for $2 on the street.

So you chuck back another beer.

during a week moment, you called speakout and voiced a thought, after shopping for food with your friend, realizing everything has gone up 20-25% except your monthly disability check.

you chuck back another beer and as your friend reads more speakout comments about cheaters. this time you reflex what a low life, blind idiot you must be because speakout commenters say everyone on welfare is a cheating sob because you could not plan and save for your retirement.

-- Posted by coke zero on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 5:14 PM

lumbrgfktr, contraire, you have no idea what the individuals situation was before you casted judgement

Wheels, but the most important question, can

lumbrgfktr have his stags without being called a cheet by the speakout gods

-- Posted by coke zero on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 5:24 PM

beware the speakout gods !

they are as if bird shat and are everywhere .

-- Posted by ad..man on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 11:23 PM

wheels ,,melang y'all don't have a clue about life.Greed is what makes people spend more than they can afford.People get the idea they can get rich by gambling ha. The casinos are the winners no matter what.Someone who loses everything at a casino deserves no pity. They bring it on themselves for being greedy.Quit trying to blame the casinos for peoples own greed and lack of self control.The casinos are a business,and they're in it to make money not give it away.

-- Posted by Peedo on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 1:07 AM

due to the expected high turn-out rates of voters , anyone voting a straight ticket , whether it be Democrat , Independant , or Republican , will vote on Monday , November 1st .

get out and vote !

-- Posted by ad..man on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 10:02 AM

Me'Lange , ya wanna bet ?

-- Posted by ad..man on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 10:45 AM

Wheels

yes , but i'm trying to keep a crack of an open mind and convince myself that Obama isn't running...

i can't believe all Democrats are of this genus , i gotta believe in hope...

...don't drink too much Halloween cider...☺

-- Posted by ad..man on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 12:19 PM

Wheels

i read somewhere that voting stations in the old west were at the town's saloons . many politians were known to buy a round or two to gain votes which lead to a law of no alcohol sales on voting day .

i'll try and be sober too ...

this great country is resilient..we have survived greater things then Obama and will continue to do so...

in the over-all scope of things , he's a small fish in a very big ocean ...

-- Posted by ad..man on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 12:46 PM

Casino YES: I saw an old man in church last Sunday who had his hands in his face and said - I can't believe I gave my whole SS check to the church.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 5:14 PM

We can complain about our government or anything else you want and it won't change things one bit.An old preacher once told me that our country would pay dearly for what we have done to the American Indians. Think about it,our country is being overrun by illegals,they're robbing and shooting us every day just like we done them.Maybe it's just PBT

-- Posted by Peedo on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 8:58 PM

Exactly how long will your god punish us for what was done to the Indians? And why would anyone whose family was not here at those times be punished for something they did not take part in? Or what about those of us whose heritage includes Indian blood, will we be punished, too? Once that has been atoned for, will he then punish us for slavery? Again, will those who did not participate or those who treated their slaves good, will they also be punished? And, because of your statement, will we then be punished for the mistreatment of illegals?

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Sat, Oct 30, 2010, at 10:39 PM

LiveAnotherDay

ain't no telling what my ancesters done..i don't understand why i gotta be held accountable for what they did or didn't do 100 or more years ago ...this new fangled "political correct" gets me mixfused easy enuff..

semo471 wrote :

"Casino YES: I saw an old man in church last Sunday who had his hands in his face and said - I can't believe I gave my whole SS check to the church.".....the difference is , the church uses the $$$$ for the community and the casino for itself ....

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 5:32 AM

Not so fasT Rick! Much of the Church monies goes toward preacher salaries and the building and maintenance of these mega churches much of which no taxes are paid. Then, much more of this money is sent far far away to some missionary who may or may not be doing the Lords work. Its ok if some churches allow bingo and take money from gaming. Many and probably most of the bingo players DO NOT attend the church that sponsors the bingo. I don't want to hear anymore folks telling us that we are ruining the lives of families because of gaming. Several here against probably buy a lottery ticket on occasion also.

You can't prohibit gaming in Cape because its been here for decades! Its time many here stop with their self righteous thoughts and realize that gaming is already here and there is no stopping it. For those who abuse gaming and or are addicted, well guess what folks, ya can't fix stupid and ya shouldn't force your self righteous will on others or at least you shouldn't.

Two more days and we will decide if casino gaming is any different then bingo,lottery or pull tabs!

VOTE YES NOV.2nd on Casino gaming and jobs!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 6:11 AM

WOLF

i gotta disabled relative who gets meals from the church , they also help with utility bills sometimes like heat waves , cold spells , etc...

if those little blue hair ladies want to play bingo in the church basement , i say let 'em , they aren't bothering nobody ...my only fear with a casino is it will rape the town then leave---like it's doing right now to another place...

btw , those who have gambling in their blood and like to play Texas Hold'em for free , try www.888.info

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 6:20 AM

Greywolf, you absolutelyy don't have a clue about God or churches!

-- Posted by agape on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 7:03 AM

Greywolf, you absolutelyy don't have a clue about God or churches!

-- Posted by rightwingmomma on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 7:03 AM

Who can really say?

-- Posted by Acronym on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 9:26 AM

Religion and the church are the biggest scams in the history of mankind. They have caused far more harm than any casino ever could.

-- Posted by Spaniard on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 10:34 AM

insert Obama for "Religion and the church" and i'll agree with ya...

-- Posted by ad..man on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 1:05 PM

Here we go again! Another high speed chase through the neighborhood. Wonder what the kid there chasing did. I will say that the perp looked very cool,calm and collective as he drove past my house with 2 officers on his tail.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 4:25 PM

Truth hurts don't it.It's a fact that everyone takes out more than they ever payed in an average of 3 years.Put a pencil to it you'll see it's true.Self employed people such as farmers, lawyers, etc. can collect benefits by only paying in 3 quarters, many people fall in this category. You can't fool everyone.

-- Posted by Peedo on Mon, Nov 1, 2010, at 5:25 AM


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