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Speak Out 3/28/11

Monday, March 28, 2011

Gene Lyons

I get a real kick out of Gene Lyons. It doesn't bother me to read about somebody ignorant. But he says they need to look for a Democratic Glenn Beck. Listen, they've tried this. Didn't you hear of Air America? They tried it; nobody listens to a liberal Glenn Beck.

Clean living

MANY citizens in Cape Girardeau keep their home neat, clean and safe. But some nice neighborhoods do not. Many folks in lower-valued homes do a better job with what they have.

Respect issue

A few years ago, my son was involved in the court system. I told him before his first appearance before the judge to look neat and to look the judge in the eyes when addressing him. I also told him to address the judge, as "yes, your honor" and "no, your honor." What amazed me was the other people appearing before that same judge, dressing very casual, and the defendants answering the judge with "Huh?" and "Yeah." Don't people realize that man has their life in his hands?

GOP problems

THIS is in regards to the way people are making President Obama look like he's the one at fault. I think they ought to look on the other side of the fence. I think the Republicans are the ones causing all the issues. They were going to fix everything when they first got in office, and so far they haven't done anything yet but create more problems.

Women's sports

THROUGHOUT the year, I have noticed (not this year, but numerous times in the past) that women's sports continually get the so-called shaft. Who gets the headlines? Almost invariably the men's teams.

Cigarette butts

THIS is for all the people that drive north on Perryville Road: Please slow down and please stop throwing your cigarette butts out the windows. Our front yards look like ash trays. How would you like hundreds of cigarette butts thrown in your yard?

Circus animals

BOYCOTT circuses that still use animals. For animals in the circus there is no such thing as a positive reinforcement, only punishment and deprivation from full hooks to shackles. You can help save elephants, bears and tigers from a sad life of torment by always choosing animal-friendly entertainment.

Dry county

SINCE Cape Girardeau is trying to ban everything, why don't we ban alcohol as well? Alcohol does damage just as much as cigarettes. Alcohol kills people while they're driving. I've never heard of anybody killing anyone while smoking cigarettes. Let's make Cape Girardeau a dry county.

Nuclear problem

AFTER the problem with the nuclear reactors in Japan, I am more against nuclear power than ever. We need to move toward using clean energy like the hydro dams, wind generators and other alternative fuels. Even dirty fossil fuel power is better than the radiation contamination that Japan is going through now. Please, no more nuclear power plants. They cause more problems that we can handle.

Education, not sports

IF the schools do not have enough money to transport the students back and forth to school, where do they come up with the money to take them to all these sporting events? School is about education, not about sports.

Alley on DWTS

SO Kirstie Alley is on "Dancing with the Stars" and everybody's saying that she's got a problem with her weight. I don't see a problem. The only problem I see is she has bad hair and she's not funny.

Fox and Beck

QUESTION: What can one learn by watching Fox News and Glen Beck? Answer: Hate. Pure, unadulterated hate.

Where's Bush?

IF our President wasn't so incompetent, he would do something to get the price of gasoline down for us. Where is President Bush when we need him?


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Gene Lyons

Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Kieth Olberman, Elliot Spitzer, George Stephonopolos, Chris Matthews, Katie Couric, Meredeth Vierra, The View... This list isn't even close to being exhaustive, how many more liberal voices are needed.

GOP problems

It's been two months and the GOP only has control of the House. Hard to say they are to blame for anything.

Respect issue

I always noticed the same thing and it seldom seemed to matter to the judge. Polite people never seemed to do any better. Only the outrageously rude and uncooperative had any repercussions.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 12:38 AM

GOP problems

"THIS is in regards to the way people are making President Obama look like he's the one at fault. I think they ought to look on the other side of the fence. I think the Republicans are the ones causing all the issues. They were going to fix everything when they first got in office, and so far they haven't done anything yet but create more problems."

How about being a little more specific on what these caused issues and problems are... so we know what to blame the Republicans for.

Is it the lack of a budget that was supposed to be passed before last fall's elections? That would be a good one to hang on them.

This caller needs to get over the Democrats good, Republicans bad syndrome and start realizing they all need to be watched very, very carefully.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 1:28 AM

Women's sports

You need a reality check. The reason you don't see women's sports headlines is that nobody cares. Why do you think men's college basketball is a multi-billion dollar industry, but the women's teams lose money?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 7:37 AM

Kirstie Alley is a little "over the top"...for a 60 year old woman...she is loud and boisterous and had a weight problem...but I was impressed with her dancing ability...dancing is a talent...not everyone has it...do you?

-- Posted by sosassy on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 9:01 AM

Our legislature has us just where they want us, concentrating more on Democrats vs Republicans than getting anything done. They know as long as we fight among ourselves they can keep right on doing what they do best, padding their own pockets and making laws to protect their jobs. When are the American people going to wake up and see this. The news media, owned by either rich democrats or republicans are their tools to accomplish their agendas. The media news is slanted either left or right and the days of accurate reporting has long left us. They want us to hate each other to keep things as they are. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

-- Posted by wolfwoman on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 9:30 AM

@Alley on DWTS

This actually made me laugh for a change. Condemning those that make fun of one thing while making fun of another is priceless. Thanks for cheering me up today. For one glorious minute, I almost forgot about our good, old-fashioned Southeast Missouri hypocrisy.

-- Posted by SteveM on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 9:47 AM

The highest I ever saw gas prices was when Bush was in office.

-- Posted by sledgehammer on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 10:17 AM

Glad I made you laugh, SteveM...

-- Posted by sosassy on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 12:28 PM

Glad I made you laugh, SteveM...

-- Posted by sosassy on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 12:30 PM

Sassy,

And I am glad I am not the only one who in some unknown way double posts. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 1:02 PM

Gas was well under $2.00 per gallon when President Bush left office. Gas prices increased at one point while he was in office. He issued an Exutive Order opening up our own resources and prices immediately dropped.

President Obama takes actions that seem like he wants gas prices to increase. Heck, he has said he wants gas prices to increase.

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 1:05 PM

GOP problems - I thought obama was supposed to make everything all peachy, where's the promises he made?!

Nuclear problem - Obviously you're uninformed. The US has many more steps to the protocol to prevent disasters that happened in China. They should've been faster at what they did after they had the backup diesel engines get taken away, then the hours worth of battery backup power, then the steam vent to cool the reactors down. They were slow and did not have a plan like the US

Fox and Beck - Obama is a liar, you can learn that, you can actually learn that by just listening to him for two or three speeches in a row, he'll back track to whomever he is speaking to to be happy.

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 1:08 PM

yeah, how does that "double posting" thing happen?

-- Posted by sosassy on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 1:56 PM

Excuse me but everyone in the above post is a liar.(Obama, Beck, Limbaugh) Why on earth would we want more Glenn Beck no matter what. Does anyone here ever turn off their TV and review news on their own without a Talking Head telling you how to think and what to believe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOgx8GtVg...

-- Posted by happypappies on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 2:24 PM

yeah, how does that "double posting" thing happen?

-- Posted by sosassy on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 1:56 PM

Sassy,

If I figure it out, I will do two things, quit double posting and tell you before I tell anybody else. About the best I can offer.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 3:15 PM


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