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Speak Out 5/16/11

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bird's Point

HAS anybody thought about the wildlife that was killed during this flooding, let alone the people on the Missouri side who are now without homes, barns, animals and a livelihood? The people they hired are without jobs. All for Cairo, Ill. Cairo, a town that was already underwater.

Project priority

AFTER the recent weeks of volatile weather, do you really think putting tax money into bike trails and playground equipment at the city parks is more important than putting tornado sirens all over the city so that everyone can hear them? Speak up and tell your city council members and mayor what is really important.

Start walking

I feel like we're being gouged at the gas pumps. So I'm hanging up my car keys, and I'm doing a lot of walking and bicycling. Everybody join in and maybe they'll get the message and take that crazy price down a little bit.

God bless you

I want to thank the lady who found my purse in the cart outside of Walmart and returned it. She didn't leave her name, but it was raining that day and I was in a hurry to get my groceries in the car and left the cart with my purse in it. My husband wasn't well, so I had to hurry and try to pick him up and get out of the rain. But she turned it in, and I thank God for her. God bless you for finding my purse.

Juvenile talk

I'M sure the Republicans are digging deep now to start another rumor about Obama. We voted for him. He is our President. We need to support him. All this juvenile talk is anti-American and only hurting us.

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Juvenile talk...i think maybe Mr.Obama is obvious , no digging is required

Bird's Point...it's nature's way of telling you something's wrong

i know , i know for sure , life is beautiful around the World .

-- Posted by Rick* on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 12:07 AM

The flood way was going to be breached by law. For three SIU professors to write a letter to Obama saying the land should be turned into a swamp is a low blow.

Folks, there is around 200 sq miles of land in there. It produces much needed jobs and revenue for SE Missouri. Why don't they flood Southern IL instead? The sun never shines there anyway. If they are concerned about tree hugging they need to worry about the land and water they ruined with strip mines.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 12:49 AM

If they flood southern Illinois, they'd have contaminated water all over the place. Later, it would re-enter the rivers and take that whole mess south and into the Gulf. Might clean up S. Illinois, but what would it do to the rest of the route (including farmland).

-- Posted by concerned4all on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 7:21 AM

Sorry - that should have had a question mark (for Wheels sake - I know the rest of you aren't that worried about it}.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 7:25 AM


where were these three dudes before the levee was blown ? i wonder why they waited until after the fact...


i read where they're having the same contaminated water issue like you describe down river in Louisiana . i wonder if some of the contamination is from up here at Bird's Point...

-- Posted by Rick* on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 7:35 AM

Oh a statement about Obama, where's caddy!?!?!

I think the Dems are mad that repubs aren't bringing Obama up as much as they want to argue, so they keep bringing talking points up, big children!

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 8:41 AM

Start walking-

I agree.

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 12:52 PM

Hurray for you Start Walking! You just might find that it is a more healthy, quiet, non-polluting way to get around rather than using a car for the simplest errands. Just don't try to walk to the bike shops. There is NO safe passage for pedestrians across Kingshighway.

-- Posted by carsarecoffins on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 5:30 PM

for those of you who start walking...always take a walking stick in case you get tired or are attacked for your money/belongings .

watch for dogs , there are some who like to toy with people's emotions and chase them down .

never walk the same route , habits can be taken advantage of ...

or just get in your car and go...

-- Posted by Rick* on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 10:29 PM

There's two passages across Kingshighway, on the trail, all the way to the north, or all the way to the south! It does go right past the bike shop though.

-- Posted by phoenix on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 4:41 PM

Cairo, Ill would not have been under water if all the water from the north and south from the snow and rain had not run to Cairo where both rivers meet. Cairo has had water in the past but not like this and neither has many cities had snow and rain this spring/winter which ran down to Cairo. Those people there deserved help just like anyone else in that situation and they are tax payers also. What about the people in Louisiana, Tennessee do they deserve help because of the water? Cairo is not the only place affected by water.

-- Posted by leelee1969 on Thu, May 19, 2011, at 4:36 PM

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