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Speak Out 6/1/11

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stealing papers

THIS is to all the extreme couponers out there. When you go buy your newspaper, you buy one. If you take more than one, you're stealing. I just witnessed a lady who put her money into a newspaper box and instead of taking one paper, she took eight. That's theft. That's why the newspaper prices keep going up. You pay for the number of papers you get. If you need more than that, pay for it.

Stop blame game

TO the caller blaming the Democrats for not stopping the wars: Where have they been? Bush is a Republican, and he was in the White House for eight years. This blame game needs to stop.

Enforce ordinance

WHEN Jay Knudtson was mayor, he cleaned the city up from signs blowing in the wind. I believe someone even went to jail over it. Cape looked great. What happened? Why pass an ordinance if it's not going to be enforced? Look around, they're everywhere. Especially in Town Plaza.

Be proud

TONIGHT I turned on C-SPAN. There was our President Obama and our first lady Michelle in Dublin, Ireland, at the College Green making a speech to thousands of people, young and old. The band played on and on as our president greeted the crowd with handshakes, kisses, cameras flashing with pride and love. It was like a grand old movie. We Americans should be proud the way thousands greeted our leaders.

Frisbee golf

I love the Frisbee golf at Capaha Park. It's my new favorite hobby.

More sirens

I live on the west side of Cape Girardeau close to Lexington Avenue. We've lived here about 11 years, and I have never heard the weather sirens. Even when I knew they were going off, I'd go outside and listen. I have good hearing; it's just that we live so far away we can't hear them. I think Cape Girardeau should check into getting more of those and spread them around town since the town has grown so much. I think that instead of a dog park, these would benefit more people in Cape Girardeau.

Obama listens

I think many of us like Obama better than George Bush and the reason is that Obama will listen to the people. George Bush made it clear he never was going to listen to us. He didn't care how the American people thought.


YOU showed pictures in our newspaper of sinkholes in Cairo. Well, that's like many other towns in this area. Cairo has storm sewers underneath the streets that were made out of wood 100 years ago and now that wood is starting to rot out. They need to put in new storm sewers so the wooden ones won't collapse and cause sinkholes. It's going to be an expensive problem. Every town in the area probably has 100-year-old wooden storm sewers. They're going to rot.

Storm shelters

I grew up in the 1960s and remember fallout shelters we had to have with concrete walls two feet thick. Couldn't they be used for storm shelters? There have to be some left.

Extreme couponing

IT looks to me that extreme couponing is an addiction and a selfish act. What about those who don't have the time to invest when they need an item and the shelf is empty? I believe stores need to set a limit and enforce it.

Letter People

Over the years, I have been outraged by hundreds, no thousands of Speak Out comments, but nothing has upset me more than to read that the exclusive and most important thing I remember from my early years in school that helped me take an interest in letters, words and reading are now apparently going to be removed from an area school district's classroom. This is unconscionable. I speak of the removal of the world famous Letter People.

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..does anyone remember Mr.Obama announcing to the World how the United States can't tolerate the atrocities happening in Lybia ? ...Mr.Obama made it clear the United States could not conciously allow citizens to be killed by a Nation Leader and must do it's part to stop the indescriminate killing of innocent people...

well , now the Nation of Syria is torturing , and killing , 13 year old children ...Syria is shooting School buses and ambulances that try to help the wounded..

where is Mr.Obama now ? aren't Syria's actions as bad as , or worse , then Lybia's ?

Mr.Obama likes to pick~and~choose issues to fit his personnal agenda , not the United States ....he is inconsistant to promises made World wide and to people in the United States , look at the Alabama tornado speech promises , and look at Alabama one month later ..

this is not a Leader...it's a wanna-be..

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 7:13 AM


Dems have been in control of Congress since '06, that's where they've been. How much time do you think they need?


You don't seem to realize that the store will restock the shelves and may have more product in the back. If you need it that bad, and they are out, try another store. Meanwhile, be happy that this may inspire manufacturing growth.

-- Posted by non-biasedphilosopher on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 8:36 AM


One dictator at a time. When Lybia's dictator is gone, then we'll start on Syria. As for Alabama, it will take time to scope up all the damaged homes and rebuild. They will get low interest loans, the rest is up to the individual homeowners to rebuild or not.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 8:37 AM

Good morning! ☻

Stealing papers...it's very rude & I agree, it's stealing.

Enforce ordinance...I haven't noticed, I'm too busy dodging potholes. ☻

Extreme couponing...why are so many people upset about this activity? More power to 'em.

Rick, sorry about your flag.

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 8:40 AM

Obama listens - really? Bush was more in tune with normal people than Mr. Posh.

As far as thhe extreme couponing thing, does anyone know the economical impact of it? Logically thinking, it doesn't seem to be beneficial since people are obtaining products for little to NOTHING, however many people with coupons buy OTHER things other than what they have coupons for. So does it help more than it hurts or does it hurt all over?

Or are the not-so-extreme couponers helping out more?

I'm just curious, I can see it both ways

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 8:41 AM


I am a couponer (albeit not an extreme one). The last time I went to a semissourian machine, someone had removed just the coupons from all the remaining papers. If was frustrating. I went home and paid for a Post subscription right away (sorry missourian, you don't offer a Sunday only subscrip).

Letter People:

I'm Mr. M

With a munchy mouth

I munch from morning to midnight

from midnight to morning...

-- Posted by monochromatic on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 9:00 AM

instead of stealing Newspapers , try


-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 9:32 AM


Mr.Obama opened another can of worms by bombing Lybia , he set a precedent we don't need now .

i don't think the people in Alabama will be as forgiving as you..i don't think the folks in Joplin will be either..

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 9:42 AM


Obama didn't just bomb Lybia, NATO did which the USA is part of. I feel for the folks in Alabama and Joplin but what do you feel the USA should do? We can't rebuild all of their homes for them thats what home insurance is for. That's what is wrong with America, everybody is looking for a free hand out.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 10:44 AM

I coupon and get extremely agitated because I do it to the extreme but not hoarding.....I don't steal papers, coupons, hoard items off shelves, or back up lines. I don't know why it is so hard for people to buy their own papers or be organized. When I go to the store I organize my coupons. As I am shopping I grab the coupons out that I am using so when I check out I can hand them over to be scanned. It takes an extra minute tops. I like it because it saves me money and if I am lucky enough to get some extra stuff for free I donate it. I do get upset because there are a lot of people out there giving us couponers a bad name :(

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 10:52 AM


again , i can't be as kind and forgiving as you .

Mr.Obama made it perfectly clear in his announcement that the United States would lead the way against Lybia , and what the reason would be...has he ever said anything again ?

regarding the tornados , i don't expect the USA to pay any extra then we have for any other natural disaster ...i just don't think it's right for somebody to say "we'll be with you all the way" like they have saved the day , and then walk away to be never seen again...

yes , Bush the Second was terrible , but he never walked away...

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 11:03 AM

Wheels....that condom idea is cool !

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 11:07 AM

I think what upsets me is the looks I get....I feel like I am doing soemthing wrong. I like I am branded because of all of the others that are stealing coupons, papers and hoarding :( It angers me.....I will just try to keep my head high and keep doing the right thing.

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 11:08 AM

I like to put condoms in peoples carts when they have like 8 screming kids and they are a child themselves lol ;)

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 11:09 AM


-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 11:13 AM


What promises are you refering to? I believe the Federal government helps the State government in times of crisis, that's the reason Bush the second was slow to respond to Katrina. The governor of Louisiana didn't ask for help till later. The US government will help after the state requests it that's the law.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 12:28 PM


Jamie McMurray is a NASCAR driver that was born and raised in Joplin. His chidhood home was one that got leveled.

They race in Kansas, so he's leaving early so he can fly down and take a guided tour with the mayor and chief of police. I can assure you that he won't be standing in front of a camera politicing and making empty promises like our snooty president.

The NASCAR community is one of the most generous groups there is. My bet is that Joplin will get more help and aid from them than they will our government.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 1:42 PM

Wheels....I appreciate your support :)

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 2:35 PM

lovemyfamily ...the more you buy , the more work somebody has to make more..☺

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 2:51 PM


Maybe the people who give you the dirty looks are really jealous because they don't have the sense to do it themselves.


The condom idea is really cool. I'd like to do that and sit back and watch the reaction you'd get. I feel about people who leave their cart in the middle of the aisle about like I feel about the one's that have the family reunion in the middle of the aisle and you can't go one way or the other!!! Be considerat of others. GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by muffin77 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 2:55 PM


You never named any specific promises just generalities. Name one president who kept his promises when talking to people about what he was going to do for them.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 3:01 PM


if we want to look back...

Harry S Truman promised Japan he would nuke them if they didn't stop fighting..

they didn't believe him , so he promised them again...


-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 3:20 PM

Mr.Obama...hello , are you there ? what now ?


-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 3:28 PM

The promises Obama made to the people of Alabama and Joplin. Where he stood in front of the cameras and mouthed some empty promises that he cannot deliver on and falsely raised people's hopes. those are the promises I refer to

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 12:49 PM

You never asked for specific promises you asked what promises and I told you.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 3:13 PM

Now that is FLIMSY. You never asked for specifics just what promises. WHAT A JOKE.

And of course you aren't talking about other presidents. You cant see past the aisle

-- Posted by Producer1 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 4:02 PM



John F Kennedy promised the USA no nukes in Cuba

Ronald Reagan promised to lower taxes

need i go on...?

-- Posted by Rick* on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 4:32 PM


You are naive to expect it. You told me to say it. I agree with you about keeping your word and being moral, guess I'm naive also.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 5:35 PM


You need to cool off and count to 10. What good is it to get heated up over something you can't control?

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 6:18 PM

I was behind one of the white trash women cursing her children one time. I wish I would have thought about asking her: Mam, the condoms are on the rack to your right.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 6:38 PM

muffin.....I have noticed a few people watching and asking tips....that always makes me feel good. I like to save money and love to help others save money.

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Jun 1, 2011, at 7:52 PM

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