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Speak Out 6/9/11

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fan of disc golf

I share with another Speak Out caller an absolute adoration for Frisbee or, I prefer to call it, disc golf. If the weather is cooperative, I almost always play a round or two.

Will Cape ever learn?

FIRST it was the airport building and all the promises. We paid dearly and never received any of what they were promising. Now it is the casino. What Cape has received is a drop in the bucket of what is going to be taken out of our area. Oh yes, there will be more, but it still will just be a drop of the bucket that they will take in and send somewhere else. Cape is fooled again by so-called promises at a cost to the local people.


I'VE seen and read a lot, but I don't believe I've ever read anything as reprehensible as Republican Rep. Eric Cantor's rant holding up federal aid to tornado ravaged Joplin, Mo., until there are enough cuts from other programs in order to pay for it. Unfortunately, that kind of mind-boggling mean-spiritedness and cold-heartedness in the face of a natural disaster is indicative of all too many Republican wretches.

Palin's tough

I think the reason so many big politicians, especially in Washington, D.C., don't like Sarah Palin is because she has some of the big politicians in Alaska put into jail for their corruption. The politicians here in the states sure wouldn't like the chance of that happening to them because they are well qualified for it.

No anticipation?

REGARDING the need for appointments on the boards from our governor, not only has he had time since the terms expired, can he not anticipate the terms ending?

Lovers, not fighters

I lost my husband to cancer after 10 years and two children. My heart aches when I see couples bickering who have many blessings. Why is it we always lash out at the ones we love? Now I know why men have to stop at a bar to get courage to go home. Please find another way to relieve your stress. Don't hurt the one you love.

Let them party

I think the city should leave the college students alone. Let them party. At least they're not partying like they used to back in the 1970s, having beer wagons at all the local parks, county parks and everything. Just let them party. They're the ones making this town have the money. When they leave, we ain't got nothing.

Finders keepers

I'M very proud that the people of Dublin, Ireland, love our President Obama and his wife, Michelle, so much. I just hope that they love him enough that they keep him.

Bugs, bugs, bugs

THIS is about the bugs in Cape Girardeau. I know that it's not summer time officially yet, but you can hardly go outside without eating a gnat or mosquito and my poor little dog and I can't even enjoy the fresh air. If you try to take a walk, you either get a gnat up your nose or in your eyes or you end up swallowing one, and that's really disgusting. I just wish the city of Cape Girardeau would hurry up and go around with their little white truck and spray because it really is bad already. I'm sure it's due to the flood.

Abandoned boat

THERE'S been an abandoned sailboat in the Diversion Channel for at least half a year now. I'm just wondering, if a boat is abandoned and nobody's there taking care of it, is it legal to just take the boat? On the high seas, it is certainly legal to take a boat that has been abandoned on the high seas for over a week. This one has been abandoned for half a year. What's the legal ramifications?

Bailouts, Medicare

IT is silly to talk about the bank bailout when you cannot have your banks failing and the bank bailouts were a good thing. It kept our economy going and Obama did the correct thing doing this. Medicare, that's a whole different issue and it is something that's in trouble. So far Obama's not trying to do anything about it and it's probably he doesn't have an idea how to effectively deal with it, maybe it would be best if he doesn't. But you know, it's a problem if something isn't done and done effectively, it's a system that's going to fail. It's important that our banks and our country stay up and running and I'm grateful for this.

Reason for obesity

THIS is in regard to the schoolchildren being obese, the reason for it was in the baby boomer generation, there's only bread winner typically. The mom usually stays home and she ensured everybody had a good meal when they got home. People nowadays mom and dad both work because they've got to keep up with the Jones' and have a real fancy house, they don't want to be left behind. The children these days, they usually go to McDonald's, Burger King or Wendy's after school while both parents are working. They're just not exercising like they used to whenever the baby boomer generation did. They're just doing too many electronic devices or playing games on TV. They're not just getting out and exercising, outside, they're just taking the easy way out. That's why they're getting plump.

Connecting dots

ALAN Journet wrote in his article that we need to connect the dots concerning global warming. I connected to them and they went straight to Oregon where he now resides and that's where all the hot air is coming from.

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Connecting dots...the Earth is billions of years old and has been thru millions of climate changes . to claim humans are destroying the Earth by climate change is naive .

Bugs, bugs, bugs ....to quote the wise words of Turnip , "Keep your mouth shut"

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 12:28 AM

I drive across the Diversion Channel several times a week. The writer of the comment about the sailboat must be prone to exaggeration, that boat hasn't been there anywhere close to six months. There was a different one there for a while last year, maybe that's what he's thinking about. It has a For Sale sign on it if you're that interested!

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 5:45 AM

lovers not fighters,

so true.

reason for obesity,

Not all of us work to keep up with the Jones'. Some of us actually work to pay for the necessities

-- Posted by Producer1 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 8:41 AM

....and wear shades. Close your mouth and wear shades. Bug problem solved again. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 9:45 AM

Good Morning Turnips!!

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 9:54 AM

I just saw a poll where Sarah Palin and Mit Romney ahave the most positive response from Republicans but 54% don't want her to run for President. As a Conservative I must say "SHE IS AN IDIOT". Have you listened to her? Her take on Paul Revere was classic.

-- Posted by LEGION63 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 10:30 AM

Morning Wheels!

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 11:09 AM


You still beat your husband?

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 11:33 AM


Sarah Palin is a great campaigner with no leadership or business experience...very much like Mr.Obama...

neither are worthy or qualified for the position of President

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 11:48 AM

Wheels, why would you say such a thing? I merely laughed when he fell. It's not like I pushed him. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 12:43 PM

Connecting dots:

The only person that benefits from this "sky is falling" global warming madness is Al Gore who has made a future from it. Mother Earth is just going through a cycle to cleanse itself as is the Sun going through sun spot cycle to cleanse itself.


Couldn't agree with you more.

Let them party:

Sounds like you're the one that's been partying since the 70's because you make no sense.

Reason for obesity:

Not enough exercise, turn off the computer, video games and go outside play ball and other fun things, remember to keep your mouths shut and you won't swallow gnats or mosquitoes.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 1:04 PM

Turnip , are ya ready for school to start again ?

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 1:14 PM

Not yet, Rick. This is only my second week.....

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 2:08 PM

ok..i'll check back in a few...☺

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 2:21 PM


I was just trying to stir up a little excitement. Things are dull on here without you to argue with. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 2:31 PM

Rick, the difference between Palin and Obama is their intelligence. Obama graduated at the top of his Harvard class and Palin couldn't pass elementary social studies. Like him or not he has a very good mind and Palin is mindless. Just remember, John McCain wanted to win so bad he chose her as a running mate, putting the country one heart attack away from having Palin talking with heads of state about their countries without any idea of where they exist on the planet! Now that's scary!!

-- Posted by wolfwoman on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 2:34 PM


Forget about Palin, she's yesterday news. Agree with you that Obama is intelligent, even intelligent people do stupid things. The stimulus package was stupid, it was loaded with "pork". It would have been better to have given every tax filer $5,000 to spend. That's hindsight and now we are broke and even China doesn't want to buy our bonds. Guess we should all sign up for "Rosetta Stone" and start learning Chinese.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 2:52 PM


yes , if you want to determine intelligence by college education ...i have known many people in my life who never attended college that were very intelligent...i have known several college graduates that were dumb as a box of rocks..

my point about Mr.Obama and Palin is they are both great campaigners , no doubt ...neither are leaders by no stretch of the imagination , both are "look-at-me ! I'm somebody!" wanna-be's..

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 4:16 PM


i'm not near wise enuff to total all of this money but i feel grand give-aways like these examples are why the USA is going down the drain .

free hand outs do not create incentive

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 4:18 PM

The Republicans converted the large budget surplus which President Clinton left them into record-breaking deficits because of Bush's huge tax breaks for the rich, two wars, medicare part "D"program (written by the drug companies), and the Wall Street bailout...ALL UNPAID FOR. Now, after running up the debt all they can talk about is "deficit reduction" and are using it for destroying our infrastructure, firing teachers and union workers (police, fiiremen, etc) and eliminating all social safety nets while giving even more tax breaks for the wealthy!

-- Posted by riverdog on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 5:02 PM


I am guilty of traveling on repaired interstate highways but that's the only one on your list. Which ones of the programs do you propose to do away with? It's OK to gripe but come up with some usable ideals.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 5:13 PM


we're deep enuff in the hole for everybody to have a hand in it..Republicans , Democrats , Independants , the rich , the poor , the middle...

everyone knows the problem..no one wants to make the sacrifice..it's all about "don't take mine!"

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 5:32 PM

Joplin , Mo.

a new fungus is spreading thru the town..9 new deaths reported from the fungus..

survivors who's wounds were closed with stitches and staples will have to be opened again , re-cleaned , and then have new stitches and staples put in...

Mr.Obama , when did you say you were coming back ?

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 5:41 PM


Hindsight tells us how we got into this financial mess, the problem is how are we going to get out of it. I'm not as smart as Palin and Obama but I would place a tax on the corporations that sent our manufacturing jobs overseas on a ratio of the dollar goods coming back into the USA. Also, add a tax on all the goods from China, this would cause an increase of prices but maybe it might bring some jobs back to the States.


I hadn't heard about the fungus spread at Joplin. If there is not enough medical help, Missouri's Governor needs to request it per Federal law. Obama doesn't need to come back, what good would that do? He and Congress needs to tackle the debt ceiling which is the country's next big problem.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 6:08 PM

Let them party

That poster has to be a kid. If they were next door to me I would make their mornings miserable. Good ol ice pick in the tires works good also.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 6:43 PM


because he made promises . he should keep them

-- Posted by Rick* on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 7:02 PM


Sorry that I accused you of griping. The only cure (not a pun) to get the pork out is to enact laws with one topic within it. This will create more laws but hopefully keep the pork out.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Jun 10, 2011, at 5:07 PM

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