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Speak Out 5/18/11

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blame game

I am so sick of this blame game. Republican or Democrat, we are all Americans. Read your history book. Clinton sent troops to Afghanistan and was close to capturing Osama bin Laden. Bush took troops from Afghanistan and sent them to Iraq. For what?

Noticeable decrease?

I was reading an article in your paper with the headline, "Gas prices to fall as oil joins commodities plunge." What a joke. These people are saying that we should see a noticeable decrease in gas prices by summer, maybe down to $3.50 a gallon. Big whoopie. Gas has gone up over $1 a gallon since Obama took office. What about $2.50 a gallon? That would be enough to get excited about.

Winning number

THE only thing President Obama did in the capture and death of bin Laden was to put the finishing touches on the job well done by President Bush and President Clinton. They had a major hand in this action. President Obama was lucky enough to pick the winning jackpot number. And by the way, the Navy SEALs are the real heroes of this whole outcome. God bless you, SEALs, forever.

Get over it

I hope the conservatives in this area can get over President Obama being president. I know it's a shock to their system that a black person can become president.

'Record profits'

IN response to people complaining about big oil companies and their record profits, Big Oil is in the same business as everybody else, supply of a product or service and the demand for a product or service. It's not just Big Oil that's producing record earnings reports. If you want to blame anybody for high oil prices, blame it on plain old capitalism. If the government would let us drill our own oil fields and increase the supply for the demand that has been steadily rising, then the price of oil would fall.

Curing cancer

HERE it is 2011 and still nobody is telling the nation about hemp oil curing cancer. This stuff works and there is no pain like there is with chemo and radiation. It is being used in other countries, why not here?

Medicare payments

AFTER losing my job due to illness my insurance jumped from $30 a month to $600 a month and was getting ready to jump again to $800 when my Medicare kicked in. I now pay only $98 a month. This is a good program. However, Democrats are cutting their own throats by cutting funds as doctors will soon refuse to take Medicare patients, which is exactly what the Republican party wants.

Repair levee

RECENTLY the Army brought in Chinook helicopters and picked up their combat boats out of the spillway. The mayor of Cairo invited residents to move back in. But the water is still pouring into the spillway as it makes a shortcut to New Madrid. It is time for the corps to repair the damage it inflicted on Missouri. It is time to repair the levee.

Oil company profits

OIL companies say they need their profits to operate. One of the things that has been needed for years is another refinery. Have they done anything toward building one? No, they just take the money and run to give to the rich.

Term limits

MISSOURI legislative efforts to repeal term limits reflect a collective fear on the part of state lawmakers who support it that they can't make it in the private sector.

Bush deviated

A commentator recently claimed President Obama was merely continuing the policies of President Bush, and that is what led him to order the successful operation resulting in bin Laden's death. More false and profane words have never been published in the Speak Out forum. It has been well documented that President Bush took his eye off the ball, deviated from making the capture and/or killing of bin Laden his top priority, and even said in his notorious frat boy style that bin Laden's whereabouts was of little or no concern to him.

Extending school year

FOUR-day school week? No thanks. With working people living on a tight budget, we do not need the extra cost of day care. If schools are really wanting to improve test scores, they should extend the school year to the end of May.

Arrogant president

PRESIDENT Obama can't just voice disagreement. He has to denigrate his opposition. He did this again when speaking in Texas about border security. He jokingly said that his detractors wanted to perhaps build moats and to put alligators in the moats. Does our embarrassingly arrogant president not realize that U.S. citizens are being murdered by the illegal aliens that his administration refuses to take action on?

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These speak out comments become increasingly comical by the day.

Great entertainment!

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 7:03 AM

Get over it - We don't care, stop bringing it up, you're the one that WANTS to care.

Bush deviated - Where's this "documentation" at?

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 8:14 AM

Get over it...Mr.Obama's long awaited birth certificate that he finally released has his mother's race listed as CAUCASIAN . how is Mr.Obama a "black person" ?

Curing cancer...if a cure were found for cancer , a lot of major American Universities would lose millions of dollars of funding for research . don't expect a cure anytime soon .

Arrogant president...every President we've ever had has said stupid things ...Mr.Obama is just carrying on the tradition .

Medicare payments...if the National Healthcare Act was the saving grace , it would have happened long ago . It's nothing new , it's not a stroke of brilliance by Team Democrat , it's a fork in the road that leads to a dead end .

..and in the end , the love you take is equal to the love you make..

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 10:19 AM

Rick- "..and in the end , the love you take is equal to the love you make.."

Just cheered up my day.

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 11:12 AM

"Bush deviated - Where's this "documentation" at?"

You're kidding, right?!

Bush said it HIMSELF on more than one occasion.

They just don't play those clips on FOX News.

-- Posted by the_eye on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 11:25 AM

vf43WRX: "Bush deviated - Where's this "documentation" at?"


It's not hard at all to find. Do you know what Youtube or Google is? I doubt you'll find it on Faux News. There are about 4-5 videos where he has stated that he did not care about Bin Laden or his whereabouts. You can find the exact speeches, dates, times, etc. easily. Not too hard to find, really. Bush didn't care and you need to stop giving him so much credit, regardless what your opinion on Obama is. Just because you don't care for Obama, it does not automatically equate Bush as a great president just because he is the opposite party. Use your common sense, people. Research before you speak. You know what they say about people who assume. I wish that people would stop treating politics likes it's a football game.


-- Posted by TruthTalker on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 11:32 AM

I don't give either president credit. The credit goes to the CIA and Seals.

All Obama did was to sign off on it. I'm sure Bush would have done the same thing.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 12:07 PM

Ok. Yes, the CIA and SEALS did kill Osama, no one is arguing that. They are heroes. But I think undermining the president's involvement, simply because you don't like him, is pathetic. Stop being so butthurt. He sent the troops there as a strategy to track Osama down, and did he succeed? Yes. He is not a soldier... he could not kill him with his own bullet. But he gave the order and that is pretty major. Especially since Bush withdrew troops from looking for Osama. Yes, I am sure Bush would have taken credit - but it didn't happen on his watch. BECAUSE HE DID NOT CARE. HE SAID THIS HIMSELF. -_-

Obama gets as much credit for killing Bin Laden as Bin Laden gets the blame for 9/11. To say Obama doesn't get credit for the killing of Bin Laden because he didn't pull the trigger himself is like saying Bin Laden shouldn't be blamed for 9/11 because he didn't hijack the planes himself.

You may wonder why am I even wasting my time with something as obvious as this? The answer is because there are some extremely crazy Republicans who can't get over their irrational hatred of the President even though he just proved himself as one of America's all time great Commander in Chiefs with his gutsy decision and his brilliant strategy. It's driving them even crazier (than they already were) that President Obama succeeded so impressively where George W. Bush failed so miserably.

-- Posted by TruthTalker on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 12:22 PM


the main fact is Osama Bin Laden met justice .

The raid ordered on the compound by Mr.Obama is dubious . The CIA and Mr.Obama have both said they weren't 100% sure OBL was in the compound but the raid was worth the risk .

The CIA had the compound under surveillance for months , they had to know there were women and children inside the compound . Sending 25 SEALS into a compound full of women and children in the middle of the night does not sound so brave and heroic to me . me-thinks an excellent sniper could have taken OBL's head off just as easy .

have you noticed how quickly the kudos to Mr.Obama have died down ?

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 12:39 PM

Yes, Rick, that is true. It is great that he received the justice he deserved. For that, we should be grateful.

It is not dubious though. No matter how much you think it is. The matter of the fact is, if it were Bush - Republicans, being the fickle group they are, would be celebrating like he was the second coming. Don't tell me that if the tables were turned it wouldn't be different. We all know the reality of that rhetorical situation.

Whether or not they were 100% sure, they took a huge risk... that paid off. That was a gutsy decision, and look where it got us? Stop downplaying the situation.

And that is a lame excuse, sorry. If I were a hgh level Terrorist, it'd be kind of obvious to surround myself with women and children because, everyone knows, Americans are weak when it comes to harming the harmless. But they had to do what they had to do. Ever think of all the women who died on 911, the men? The children in America that suffered the loss? And a sniper could have just as well missed and hit one of these women and children.

And the kudos have went no where. You just don't see it on Faux News or hear of it much in a mostly conservative area... because people can't get over their political mindsets to celebrate such an American achievement.

Please don't let your ignorance shine, it's blinding.

-- Posted by TruthTalker on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 12:53 PM


i take from your posts that you assume i am a Republican , perhaps you shouldn't let your ignorance shine .

i do not watch "Faux News" , whatever that is , i form my own opinions .

i am not downplaying the situation , America is famous for not "harming the harmless" , it is not "weak" by any stretch of the imagination .

the CIA updated Mr.Obama , he made the decision , and it was done . i found it ill advised , storming a compound of women and children will only give extremists more ammunition to recruit people .

btw , have you forgotten all of the praise President Bush got when Saddam Hussein was found in a rat hole only to have the kudos disappear immediately after ?

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 1:11 PM

TruthTalker - So what I got is...

"The idea of focusing on one person really indicates to me people don't understand the scope of the mission, terror is really bigger than one person"

Meaning Al-Qaeda, the network controlled by OBL, training, supplying, idea creating, is who he's concerned with.

"I don't spend much time on him, to be honest with you, I'm more worried about making sure that our soldiers are well supplied"

So he doesn't spend time thinking about OBL, he's more concerned with the safety of our troops and their supply, I would be more concerned about our own troops too!

I was questioning "It has been well documented that President Bush took his eye off the ball"

Doesn't seem he took his eye off the ball at all, just had many other things at hand too! I bet Obama doesn't spend much time on it either, he's got graduations to speak at, rappers/poets to entertain and vacations to take.

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 1:27 PM

When I see someone use Faux News in lieu of Fox News, I can't take anything they say seriously.

-- Posted by Acronym on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 2:12 PM

Obama is legally white since his mother is white. So get over the fact that you still do not have a black president.

-- Posted by foreman on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 3:41 PM

If I were a high level Terrorist, it'd be kind of obvious to surround myself with women and children because, everyone knows, Americans are weak when it comes to harming the harmless. TruthTalker

I beg to differ a bit here TT. I think you and I and most normal Americans would agree with what you said, but the soulless leaders at the top don't.

Clinton's SOS Madeleine Albright was asked on 60 Minutes if she thought the death of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth having sanctions against Saddam and she said it was. What a wicked demonic woman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4PgpbQfx...

Clinton's Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson, said the same thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_wjq_RHh...

-- Posted by Thought Criminal on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 3:50 PM

Acronym, "I can't take anything they say seriously" when a conservative uses "cutesy" labels. Funny how you fail to point those out.

-- Posted by eyesonu on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 4:36 PM


and Mr.Obama rode in on a White Horse and saved the day !


-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 6:08 PM


Looks like you are playing football. Liberals acting like they are middle of the road is the norm here.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 7:46 PM


lots of us like to play football !

ain't nothing better then knocking the snot out of somebody , ya know ?

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 10:39 PM

I just heard David Letterman telling Keith Obermann that it was a plan put together by the president to take care of OBL. Guess that ex-CIA agent that talked about the process that lead up to this compound was speaking out of his.....

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 11:47 PM

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