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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Skelton quote

THE best quote on the death of Osama bin Laden was made by former U.S. representative Ike Skelton, a Democrat from Missouri. He said, "It makes me proud, humbled and awed to know the last thing Osama bin Laden saw on this Earth was a trained, armed, ready and willing member of the United States military. God bless America."

Sour grapes

DR. Welker earned his retirement money and can do what he wants with it. Paying off his student loans after getting another degree is a good idea. These negative comments are just jealousy and sour grapes.

Birth certificate

PEOPLE keep complaining about Republicans wanting Obama's birth certificate made public. Why? He was running for president and his citizenship was in question. My question is why did it take so long if it was so "frivolous"?

Teen pregnancy

YOU would never know from reading the comments by Speak Out yokels that the rate of out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy has dropped.

Bank bailouts

I would live to see an article from Limbaugh or even Mr. Rust explaining the bank bailouts. I recently read a story showing how the banks took taxpayer money through the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and bought U.S. securities instead of relending. Please excuse my ignorance on American free market capitalism, but this just doesn't sound very American or free market like.

Journalism prize

SAM Blackwell's defense of the Army Corp of Engineers and the difficult decision they had to make deserves a major journalism prize.

Editorial response

COULD the Southeast Missourian write an editorial about the successful raid to kill bin Laden without coming off as small-minded, petty and partisan? What a tepid response to an operation as historically significant as if in the earlier days of World War II someone could have taken out Hitler.

Last common sense

THE blasting of the levee at Birds Point and flooding of New Madrid floodway is probably the dumbest and most outrageous thing I have seen in my 69 years on this earth. To intentionally destroy a person's property in order to potentially save another's property defies all logic and common sense. No wonder this country is going downhill. We've lost our common sense.


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Birth certificate

Another day, and more ignorance displayed. Again, Obama provided his birth certificate a long time ago. My question is why on earth do you not know what a Hawaii Birth Certificate looks like? And if you have a problem with that, why are you not taking it up with Hawaii. Obama has no control over the look of a Hawii birth certificate. What he provided is good enough for 50 states and federal documents. My question is, why do you continue to question his citizenship? Besides ignorance, what was your basis to question his citizenship?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 9:55 AM

He is still illegal Lumber. Child born to natural born citizens or though a naturalization process.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 11:42 AM

I would not question Obama's citizenship, but I do question his intelligence and his experience. If not for Women and young people being impressed with his charisma and his ability to pull the wool over their eyes he would have never been elected. Let's hope they do not make the same mistake again.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 12:20 PM

lumbrgfktr

i can't help but wonder why the birth certificate fiasco sets you off on a tirade every day .

it's a petty issue , pure and simple . IMHO , people who fly off the handle about it , pro or con , can not let it go and keep the pot stirred .

WOLF ,

yours is one of the best posts i've seen in a long time .

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 1:07 PM

He is still illegal Lumber. Child born to natural born citizens or though a naturalization process.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 11:42 AM

How does that make him illegal?

He was born in the us.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 2:46 PM

I would not question Obama's citizenship, but I do question his intelligence and his experience. If not for Women and young people being impressed with his charisma and his ability to pull the wool over their eyes he would have never been elected. Let's hope they do not make the same mistake again.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 12:20 PM

Not sure if that was it. I think Obama getting elected was a combination of frustration with the Bush tenure and Palin being on the ticket.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 2:47 PM

lumbrgfktr

i can't help but wonder why the birth certificate fiasco sets you off on a tirade every day .

it's a petty issue , pure and simple . IMHO , people who fly off the handle about it , pro or con , can not let it go and keep the pot stirred .

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 1:07 PM

It is a petty issue.

Its also a simple issue.

But yet so many people choose to be ignorant than correct. That i do have a problem with.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 2:50 PM

lumbrgfktr

you can either let it eat a hole in your stomach or file it away in the 'sometimes life sucks' file...

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 3:10 PM

Last Common Sense,

How many ways are there to destroy someone's property? I would assume wresting the use or control of the property away from someone would be destroying it, right?

How did the levee get built? Whose money was used? Was it the federal government's? No, the federal government has no money of its own. Therefore the government took someone's money (their property) away to build it.

How about the USDA crop subsidies from the federal government, which the 8th District leads the state in? Where did that money come from? Was it the federal government's? Or was it taken by force, under threat of imprisonment, from someone else?

Maybe people whose property (money IS property) was taken from them by force to pay for the levee or the crop subsidies ($146 Billion in 2009 for the 8th District)would have had plans for that property, but it was trumped by the plans of the federal government.

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

-- Posted by Givemeliberty on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 3:26 PM

lumbrgfktr

you can either let it eat a hole in your stomach or file it away in the 'sometimes life sucks' file...

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 3:10 PM

Nah. Its much more fun pointing out how gullible and stupid people can be.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 4:47 PM

Last common sense

i do not think that blowing the levee was the correct actions. I think they are based off out of date projections.

However, I am wondering why people impacted by it were not aware of that possibility. If anything, maybe the people who sold the land should be held accountable for not disclosing that information.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 4:50 PM

Most problems arise because people never bother to read those kinds of documents thoroughly.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 5:13 PM

True. Or actually considered the possibility.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 5:35 PM

Wheels

i'm proberly wrong..i was under the impression the Mississippi County area was created during the Great New Madrid Earthquakes , all of the SEMO landscape changed...land records and such were destroyed and re-allocated by the Government..

i dunno where i get these crazy ideas..

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 8:40 PM

He was born in the us.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 2:46 PM

Doesn't matter. Both parents were not citizens.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 8:40 PM

I think the army corps did lose their common sense when blasted the bird point levee. Did they think of the economic impact of destoying already planted crops and feilds that can not be planted this. Not counting maybe several years from now before they can be planted again. they also need to think about the impact it will cause if they breach other levees down stream.

-- Posted by dad2011 on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 9:24 PM

Bird's Point...should have been left alone and let Mother Nature do her thing ...it's not nice to fool Mother Nature .

will the cost of saving Cairo be less than the cost of re-building the levee ?

i wonder how people down stream feel about the sudden wave of water ?

-- Posted by Smoke. on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 9:29 PM

Doesn't matter. Both parents were not citizens.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 8:40 PM

That's fine. Not really an issue.

Neither was Thomas Jefferson.

First it was the birth certificate, now you want to argue constituttional interpretation? Are you really implying one of the main author's, who wrote it and became the 3rd president, main intentions was to disallow himself from becoming president?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 4:13 PM


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