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Speak Out 6/6/11

Monday, June 6, 2011

Stealing papers

I am a couponer and I buy four papers every Wednesday and Sunday. I try to go to the machines, but too many people have already stolen more than what they paid so the machine will not open even though there are papers in them. I go to the gas stations or Schnucks and buy them. I am also thinking of buying a subscription to both the Southeast Missourian and the Post Dispatch. Shame on the people that are stealing these papers!

President's popularity

YES, other countries cheer for and love our president. They should. He's doing more to help them than he is his own constituents! And as for him listening to the people when Bush wouldn't, I don't know what speeches you're listening to, but Obama has routinely been arrogant toward Americans, giving them a dressing down as if we're 2-year-olds. Some of you Democrats need to take your blinders off and see reality because this country cannot take another four years of Obamacomics, any more socialist programs such as Obamacare, and more handouts at taxpayers' expense.

Letter People

THIS would be too good to be true but rumors abound that there is a backlash against the mass deportation of The Letter People from an area school district and that literacy rights protesters opposed to their punitive extinction may eventually allow them to return to their rightful place in elementary school classrooms.

Teaching driving

EVERY time there is an article about a teen in a car wreck, many readers comment about the need for driver's education in schools. Why is it always the school's fault when a student does something wrong or dangerous? Here's a novel idea: Let the parents teach their children how to drive. Schools can't do it all, folks.

Bank issues

OUR government officials again think they can fix everything by throwing our tax dollars at it. The banks were going broke due to poor management and waste so therefore our officials gave them billions of dollars in the form of bailouts. This was supposed to help them make loan modifications. I am a disabled senior citizen and I have been trying to get one of these ever since. I finally made it. Supposedly they reduced my interest by 3.8 percent. Now my payment is $6 per month higher than my original contract, which was made before the loan was bought by Chase Manhattan Banks. Our tax dollars gave them more power to fleece the American people. Now they are sending millions overseas to rebuild from their disasters while our seniors and disabled are going hungry and becoming homeless. This is why that in America, only the rich survive.

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Stealing papers...i find it hard to believe someone would steal this newspaper , c'mon , get for real....the same coupons are at the entrance to any stores

President's popularity ....anyone who makes more mistakes then accomplishments deserves all of the popularity they get . condsider this , what does Mr.Obama do besides stand in front of a camera and smile

Bank issues...banks should close just like any other company that's losing money

-- Posted by Rick* on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 12:17 AM

so now they are going to start charging people 7.95 to be able to read the paper online. way to treat loyal readers.

-- Posted by hustler_64 on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 2:11 AM

No problem hustler...just go to KFVS website...pretty much the same news. That's what I'm going to do.

-- Posted by Hawker on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 8:46 AM

Letter People - I was Super Socks back in the day when we were able to get dressed up. Ah, the days of simplicity!

-- Posted by vf43WRX on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 8:56 AM

Rick wrote "anyone who makes more mistakes then accomplishments deserves all of the popularity they get . condsider this , what does Mr.Obama do besides stand in front of a camera and smile"

Mr. Bush made more (serious) mistakes than any other president in US history and I don't remember ever reading a similar comment from you about him.

-- Posted by wgs2016 on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 9:46 AM


All presidents make mistakes and all Congressial sessions make mistakes....if the mistakes are of a serious nature the voters have the right to vote them out, till then voice their comments in print and other social media sources.


Banks and companies that are in trouble due to poor management need to fail. However, if the problem is not of their making I believe the local, state, or federal governments should help them out.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 10:27 AM

You would think the free access would at least let you see the births and Obituaries.

-- Posted by Dog_lover on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 12:17 PM

Wow, Palin has changed history about Paul Revere's ride and won't admit that she made a mistake. Wonder what else she is confused about.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 12:22 PM


i don't remember posting when Bush the Second was in office ...i would have gave him un-ending grief too ...i do believe Bush the Second worked more with Congress then Mr.Obama has , it appears to me that Mr.Obama likes to play lone wolf and do things on his own without including/working with the Elected Congress..

-- Posted by Rick* on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 12:47 PM


me-thinks people are focusing too much on Sarah Palin...in reality , she really isn't anyone important ...

could it be the Democrats are keeping her in the national news too weaken the GOP ? if they are , i'm not saying for sure , it's focusing people away from other important issue that need to be addressed...


-- Posted by Rick* on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 1:04 PM

Charging me to see the SEMissourian online is annoying when I pay to have it delivered everyday!!!!!! I just like to see the updates and comments! BOO

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 1:53 PM

I don't know why Schnucks and others don't order MORE papers. I haven't been able to READ the STL Post Dispatch Sunday Edition for over a month! Its really annoying.

-- Posted by ArcticFox on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 1:54 PM


I checked out the link you posted and can't find Palin's account of history there.


You are right too much attention is wasted on a nobody like Palin. I will not post anything more about her unless provoked by others.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 2:21 PM

Bank bailout. Anyone remember the bank failures of the dark Great Depression era of te early 1930's. Many people lost their bank balances and savings accounts which in turn aggrevated the situation even more. Nobody helped them or the banks out during those dark pre-FDIC years.

Folks, that was THE Depression, not a recession. So quit complaining. Learn a little history.

-- Posted by voyager on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 2:26 PM

I figured that the online charge was going to start which I'm surprised it went on for so long without any charge. The days of Santa Claus are over with there is nothing out there for free you want a service you will pay for it plain and simple.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 2:46 PM

Lately I haven't had a problem finding the Post....they have been putting a lot more out.

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 2:55 PM


The Sikeston paper has been charging for online for over a year. With all the news on the internet who needs the newspapers?


Not to run it into the ground, if I was Paul and came upon the "Redcoats" I don't think I would be yelling "the British are coming" to them.


The difference between depression and recession is.... its a recession when your neighor is unemployed, its a depression when you're unemployed.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 3:39 PM

There were a lot of "us" unemployed during the Great DFepression, the rate being something like 24-25 percent.

-- Posted by voyager on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 3:46 PM


I can remember my Dad telling us of the horrors of the Depression....he had 3 part time jobs and in his spare time caught and sold fish. Those were not "the good ole days".

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 3:59 PM

free St.Louis Post Dispatch


-- Posted by Rick* on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 8:39 PM

no spring time again this year...winter to rain to the heat of the summer...

weird goings on , i tell ya !

-- Posted by Rick* on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 7:24 AM

we learned how to drive in the fields on our farm using an old Ford pick-up ...once we had that conquered , we drove the back gravel roads..

weren't no such thing as Driver's Ed back in them there hills

-- Posted by Rick* on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 10:12 AM

My uncle taught me to drive in doctor's park, a stick no doubt. It was after hours, of course. He held a beer and told me if I didn't spill it on him, then I passed. I passed! ☻ That was until he put me behind the wheel of his chevelle, yeah, he wore that beer. ☻ What is it about a man and his beer? Geeezzz...

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 1:34 PM


Mass grave found in Texas.

-- Posted by pigskin on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 5:13 PM

I agree with the person who wrote about bank issues. The government is spending way too much money to help foreign countries fix problems that we did not create. They need to be helping people in our country first.

-- Posted by dad2011 on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 6:38 PM


beer is liquid therapy...

-- Posted by Rick* on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 8:53 PM

Me'Lange, I enjoyed your story. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 9:12 PM

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