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Speak Out 5/6/11

Friday, May 6, 2011

County salaries

I totally agree with the Southeast Missourian's editorial comments on the county salaries and how they're determined. How do we get it changed is my big question.

Oil company subsidies

I saw on the news the record profits that the oil companies are making with the gas prices as high as they are and that President Obama is wanting to stop subsidies for the oil companies, and the Republicans say they're not going to vote for it because it's going to cause us to lose jobs. The Republicans voted to outsource our jobs. I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, but I want my gas prices to go down.

Gambling funds?

HAVE there been any funds set up for gambling addiction programs?

Birth certificate

WHAT'S so hard for a person wanting the highest job in our land to prove they are a citizen of the United States? We the people of the U.S. have to prove we are citizens. Why not a would-be president? Computers can cover a multitude of untruths. Democrats, Republicans, independents, show your allegiance to the U.S. Be sure we have a U.S. citizen as our president.

David Wilkerson

I'M wondering why we haven't had any recognition of the passing of David Wilkerson. He died last Wednesday in a car accident in Dallas. Being the founder of Teen Challenge and a well-known author and pastor, I thought it was odd that we here in Cape Girardeau haven't heard anything about it. I heard it on Pat Robertson's show and then looked it up on the Internet.

Cycling attire

WHILE I don't begrudge bikers being on the road for these race things they do on Sundays, I do have a problem with a girl going basically unclothed in the equivalent of a swimsuit. If you're going to be slowing down traffic, try wearing shorts and a top. It's bad enough I'm going to be behind you without having to see more of your body than I would like to.

Osama bin Laden

IT'S a wonderful thing. We took a black president, we got bin Laden. All we've got to do is sit back and watch this guy work. We know you Republicans don't like it, but we got it.


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Osama bin Laden ..his mother was listed Caucasian as posted on his birth certificate . he is not "black" , he is of mixed heritage .

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 6:57 AM

That's true Smoke, but many of us are of mixed heritage and are listed as "caucasian" or white. And you and I know, in most of this country if you are mixed black, you are listed black and considered black (that's our long history).

-- Posted by concerned4all on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 7:33 AM

I usually read Speak Out for my morning smile before work. However, today's comment about a "black" President being the reason the MILITARY was able to "get" bin Laden is too much to let slide by without comment. How racist, illogical, and uninformed can a person be in today's world?

-- Posted by michelle02 on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 7:35 AM

concerned4all

sorry , i don't consider anyone of mix heritage anything but American . IMHO , our long history needs to be changed .

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 7:41 AM

Osama bin Laden - Uh... The same BLACK President that was 100% against water boarding that a WHITE president wanted to keep going...

...the same BLACK president that wanted to close GITMO that the WHITE president wanted to keep open to help catch other terrorists, that lead to the capture and killing of Usama (Osama)

...the same BLACK president that said there is NO reason to ever water board

...the same BLACK president that campaigned on getting out of the middle east, that's still adding more troops to?

Yea 85% Credit to president Bush, 15% credit to Obama as far as presidents go

Reality, 75% Credit to the US Military, 17.5% Bush, 7.5% Obama

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 8:04 AM

David Wilkerson will definitely be missed. His book "The Cross and the Switchblade" helped me turn my life around when I was younger.

-- Posted by LEGION63 on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 8:51 AM

cadillacman is correct , it's old news .

let's move on to more important issues.

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 9:41 AM

cadillacman

i guess i am not part of "The people" because i don't believe Obama knows what he's doing .

i never considered color until you brought it up .

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 11:08 AM

If flowers grow in heaven Lord, then pick a bunch for me, place them in my Mom's arms and tell her they're from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss on her cheek and hold her for a while. Love you Mom a whole bunch!

-- Posted by America First on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 12:30 PM

America First , what a cool post !

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 12:33 PM

Cycling attire

Whether or not she should wear that depends on one question. Was she hot?

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 1:33 PM

Thanks for the laughs again Caddy, even learned me some new words today, yup you learned me good!

illegalling - The act of illegal

I agree, you were making sense (wouldn't give you 3 paragraphs worth of credit but a little) then you stuck with your ways and completely made a fool of yourself, THANKS!

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 2:15 PM

Birth Certificate,

He did prove he was born in the US. What was so hard for YOU to understand about that?

I will also give you some advice. The US Government determines who is or isn't a US Citizen, not Fox News or talk radio.

In the future, when discussing allegiance to the US, you might want to research what you are discussing. The information provided by Obama was enough proof for the US government as it is the official federal authorized government document.

What is ironic, is that by saying his birth certificate was not enough or a fraud, you are actually rallying against your allegiance to the US.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 2:33 PM

Reality, 75% Credit to the US Military, 17.5% Bush, 7.5% Obama

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 8:04 AM

How does bush have more credit than Obama? If anything it would be less because of how much recources were devoted to Iraq.

Reality, 95% credit to the US/military and Intelligence, 5% presidents Bush/Obama.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 2:37 PM

cadillacman is correct , it's old news .

let's move on to more important issues.

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 9:41 AM

Disagree. It was never newsworthy to begin with.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 2:38 PM

"it is the official federal authorized government document"

not that it matters anymore , but i thought a birth certificate was a State document , not a federal document .

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 2:42 PM

"it is the official federal authorized government document"

not that it matters anymore , but i thought a birth certificate was a State document , not a federal document .

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 2:42 PM

They are. And many people don't understand that.

That is why I said "federal authorized". So it can be used in Missorui to obtain a drives license and used by a federal agency to obtain a passport.

Which is what makes the person's comment so ironic. He did prove it. The US government confirmed it and said he proved it. Yet the caller says it wasn't enough. So how is it showing allegiance to the United States when you are 100% disagreing with what the United states is telling you.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 3:07 PM

Re: Bin Laden: "We haven't heard from him in a long time," Bush told reporters at the White House. "I truly am not that concerned about him." (March,2002). He disbanded the CIA unit dedicated to find Bin Laden. President Obama reopened the unit. The fact that Pres. Obama is black is irrelevant. He is just more intelligent than George Bush.

-- Posted by donacita on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 4:16 PM

a lot of people are more intelligent than George Bush , what's your point ?

Obama is no genius by a long shot

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 4:35 PM

look, I'm glad ubl is gone, but the WH Admin. has embellished this thing over the last week and as the truth is starting to come out, it's looking like an entirely diff situation. Why the need for embellishment and why no photos? Something smells here. I guarantee if it were a Republican Pres. in office the press would be screaming for answers.

-- Posted by djinx on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 7:17 PM

Birth certificate

What so hard to show a ID to elect a person to the highest office in the US? Notice the similarity? It's always the Democrats wanting to cheat.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Fri, May 6, 2011, at 10:38 PM

djinx , expect more embellishments in Oct 2012 just before the Nov 2012 elections .

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sat, May 7, 2011, at 8:47 AM

djinx: Where was the press when Bush was in office challenging the lies about WMD's? The press is the one embellishing this, not the White House.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Sat, May 7, 2011, at 11:29 AM

howdy

were YES WE CAN..HOPE...CHANGE..all embellishments of the press in 2008 ?

when can we expect these three to go into effect ?

what will the press embellishment be in 2012 , YES WE ALMOST DID ?

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sat, May 7, 2011, at 12:32 PM


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