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Speak Out 5/20/11

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sleeping well?

I hope the millionaires and the Republicans are sleeping well at night, not tossing and turning because of all the middle-class people having to figure ways to get to work, needed trips to doctors and shopping with all the flooded and destroyed roads. With all the cuts they are planning on doing, we all may have to go back to horseback or walking, as we may never get the roads fixed back up for a long time.

Irresponsible

THE failure of the Missouri Legislature to pass a law requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine is nothing short of an endorsement by the legislature of the state's shameful status as leading the nation in the rate of meth usage and distribution. This is so reprehensible. The state legislature itself has now (in my view) moved into first place as the nation's most irresponsible.

Legacy lives on

IT is so inspirational to see the 1960s Freedom Riders' legacy live on in the President Obama inspired movement for democracy throughout most of the Arab world.

Mini New Orleans

THERE'S going to be some discomfort, particularly among the older generation, as Cape Girardeau evolves from a 1950s town along the Mississippi into a go-go cosmopolitan community reminiscent of a smaller version of New Orleans. But we will adjust.

Smokers' negligence

THERE'S a legal problem with smokers' "right" to smoke in public places, as I see it. It requires two acts of negligence: 1) It neglects my right to not breathe toxic smoke; 2) The smoker neglects their duty to care about my rights as a fellow patriot.

Blame Democrats

THE Democrats are to be blamed for continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They promised to end both wars, and instead continued down the same road. That hypocrisy is why they won't be trusted to ever again implement any real change.

Enforce speeding limits

I think Jackson needs to strengthen its enforcement of speeding limits on city streets and the highways that go through the town. The speed and the noise of the cars and trucks makes it sound like a race track, and it's impossible to turn into and get out of some of the driveways and businesses that have driveways off the highways.

Not farmable?

THEY say that the land at Birds Point, now that it's been flooded, will be ruined for years to come and not be farmable. My question is, what makes this not farmable when the land around Dutchtown and Cape Girardeau gets flooded almost every year yet it's farmed every year?


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"Mot farmable" asked one really good question? Wjy not?

-- Posted by voyager on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 5:35 AM

Not farmable, a little research goes a long way.

-- Posted by Acronym on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 5:57 AM

Sleeping well?....Barrack Obama is a millionaire..so is his wife ..

Irresponsible ....make Sudafed in gel cap only

Legacy lives on ....you've been watching too much Oprah

Blame Democrats....hey , they got OBL ! we're all in this together , no need to point fingers.

Not farmable? ....don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain..

all we are saying , is give Peace a chance..

-- Posted by Rick* on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 6:40 AM

I'm with you Rick;

Sleeping well...What about the wealthy Dems?

Blame Dems...There is enough blame to go around for everyone.

Not farmable...Hard to plant corn under water, but still time to get a crop of beans.

Irresponsible...Other ways to stop the problem without punishing the average person.

Enforce speed limits...Jackson Blvd. + Red light + speeder = $2500 damage to my truck.

Police officer told me that it happens all the time; got mad when I asked "then why are you not out here slowing folks down?"

-- Posted by popper on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 7:16 AM

MS Fundraiser with Mike Renick Acoustic

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 8:00 pm

The Library; 10 S. Spanish St.; Cape Girardeau, MO

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-- Posted by peacock111 on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 8:08 AM

Not Farmable - It's because of several reasons:

A. Damage to farm equipment that could not be moved out of the area in time and will not be able to be replaced during this season.

B. Topsoil erosion from the floodwater.

C. Nutrient and oxygen depletion in the soil, pH of soil changed and will have to be brought back in balance to grow a crop.

D. The water did not just gently flow in and back out, it some areas it scoured out deep holes, in other areas mounded up sediment. Filled in ditches and created new ones in other areas. The whole topography of some areas will be changed.

-- Posted by farmwife2 on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 8:25 AM

Stop Aid

I would like to know when is this country going to take care of it own people , We are always jumping up to send money for foreign Aid for any thing that happen over sea or some other country that needing help , We up and send money , Food and anything as they went from us and now just to keep face with every one and country . Not caring about are own people and cutting every thing for other over sea people but most of all are Government are like kids always fighting with each other an not caring about us are what the people wents but what they went us to have .

-- Posted by Thunder1814 on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 4:38 PM

Obama sending 2 billion dollars to Eygpt what is up with that when we are hurting here at home.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 7:51 PM

why does the USA continue to send $3 billion dollars a year to Pakistan ?

Mr.Obama shot OBL dead at noon , why are we still in town ?

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 9:23 PM

Smoke:

"Mr.Obama shot OBL dead at noon , why are we still in town ?"

-- Posted by Smoke. on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 9:23 PM

war is a drug and our country is addicted.

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 3:26 AM

Sleeping well?

So that Hope and Change isn't going to good for you?

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 9:29 AM

Harold Camping said that judgment day would come on May 21st at 6pm.

Jesus said that "NO MAN knows the DAY or the HOUR..."

Camping said the DAY: May 21st, 2011

Camping said the HOUR: 6pm

According to Jesus, that is an epic fail.

-- Posted by Ktisis on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 11:55 AM

Jesus said that "NO MAN knows the DAY or the HOUR..."

....but what did Jesus say about women's intuition ?

-- Posted by Smoke. on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 12:25 PM

Sleeping well,

The most drastic cuts I have heard anyone propose take spending back to 2008 levels. So if you rode a horse back in 2008, I guess you would have to do it again.

Do you think it is sustainable for the government to raise 60 cents and spend $1.00? I know my house can't work that way because I can't print money.

-- Posted by rh3a on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 2:54 PM

Judgment Day

Well it is 630pm 21 may2011 and we all are still here .

-- Posted by Thunder1814 on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 6:31 PM

Disgusting Water

If you thank Jackson water is disgusting you should come to Chaffee and tastes Chaffee water for disgusting water

-- Posted by Thunder1814 on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 6:42 PM

hello ?...am i the only one alive ?...did i wake up dead ?

-- Posted by Rick* on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 9:45 PM


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