- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Speak Out 7/1/11
THERE used to be a restaurant in Cape Girardeau, a drive-in restaurant on Broadway called Pfister's Drive In. They had a really great cheese sandwich. It was served open-faced on a long bun, and I would like to know if anyone remembers what kind of cheese they used on their cheese sandwiches. Pfister's Drive In went out of business I think almost 50 years ago. I'd appreciate it if someone would call and say they did remember if it was provolone with mild cheddar or what it was. Thank you very much.
THE studies have shown that children who grow up with welfare parents or without parents are not themselves that way. Part of the reason is there's no pride having to stand there and have judgmental looks that your parents are using food stamps. Also, I keep a neutral look on my face, but I think there are some jerks out there. There are those who have to notice everything a person puts in their grocery basket. There's plenty of judgmental people out there. Also, welfare recipients' children know, and they don't want to repeat the mistake of their parents. They don't want the stigma, and they do try to do better for themselves.
ENTITLEMENTS remind me of feeding wildlife. You continue to give the food to wildlife and they don't know how to forage for themselves, they don't know how to take care of themselves. That's the way people are today. They sit and expect all this money and support when they don't have to go out and take care of themselves. So the entitlements need to be eased off and slowly make individuals more dependent on themselves and independent of the government.
Cape's Big Government
WE are fighting bigger government in Washington but ignoring the growth of Big Government here in Cape Girardeau. The latest is city inspections of rental property. Everything regulated requires an organization and money. It usually starts small and then grows and grows. Who will pay for the personnel needed to set up a new city regulatory office? One way or another, it will be the people. Somebody is sitting around with nothing better to do than dream up ideas on how to make Cape Girardeau government more intrusive into people's affairs, more bureaucratic and more expensive.
I want to comment about all the people in Cape Girardeau that want to have inspectors and pass all kind of rules, like they tried first with keeping people from smoking at private businesses. I thought a good name for that would have been "Stop Smokers." It would have been the SS. Now they're going to inspect houses and charge people $50 for renting a house. Can you imagine some of these poor people? We're going to have a homeless situation here in Cape Girardeau out of this world. I agree houses should be safe, but we do not need any government snoops going around checking. All you have to do is see what happens when you do that. Look at these big cities. They've got all kind of inspections in Detroit, St. Louis and places like that, and you wind up with slums and buildings torn down and the poor people end up on the streets.
IT'S 5:30 Saturday afternoon on Allen Drive in Woodland Hills Subdivision and we just got our mail. I sure do miss Bill and his good service. He's not like some of the others that I've seen sitting around waiting for overtime.
PEOPLE who make their living by the sweat of their brow mostly wear bluejeans. Take for example carpenters, welders, assembly-line workers, etc. People who wear dress slacks, shirts and ties generally make their living from people who wear bluejeans. So as not to be confused with the latter, I will continue to wear bluejeans to church.
WHILE I appreciate the Missourian's glowing coverage of our area's two largest hospitals and their new medical centers, let's not forget to cover and support our local medical practices. These private physicians also offer quality care to their patients in a community where their competitors are physicians who have recently been bought out by the hospitals. If you think it's easy for these private doctors to keep their head above water against these wealthy hospitals, think again. Please give them the write-ups that they too deserve.
Romney is reasonable
FOR Mitt Romney to be compared to John Kerry is an honor because it was a disgrace what the Republican Party did to John Kerry. The swift boating of that man was totally unjust. Romney will bring a reasonableness to government.