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Speak Out 9/6/11

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Great teacher

I'D like to comment on a kindergarten teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson. Miss Amber is one of the most passionate and caring teachers that I've ever met. If we had more like her, the children would get a good start in life.

Pessimistic candidates

THE gloom and doom pessimism expressed by Republican candidates for the presidency tells me they've given up on the idea of American exceptionalism as well as the American people. There is no optimistic, upbeat, Ronald Reagan-like candidate in the whole lot of them.

Paid enough?

MEMBERS of Congress are complaining that they aren't making enough. Why don't they borrow from their rich friends that they are giving the tax breaks to?

Be considerate

TO the person who almost "clipped" a cyclist: Trust that we are careful. We fear being hit by your two-ton car, and I am not aware of any cyclists hitting cars. Several friends have been hit by cars though. From the comfort of your air-conditioned leather interior, may I ask you to turn your power steering wheel three inches to the left rather than three inches to the right. It's that easy.

Spending cuts

THE new Republican-led cuts in spending will have the effect of dealing Missouri a double whammy; specifically, assistance for the construction of a new levee at Birds Point and for the victims of the terrible tornado in Joplin.

Jobs speech

PRESIDENT Obama's big jobs plan will amount to nothing more than a rehash of his worn-out left-wing ideas that are anti-business, anti-jobs, anti-growth. He will frame it so that his entire "plan" must be approved in total by Congress or it won't work. Of course it won't work, because it is a dumb plan. But he will manipulate the discussion to blame the obstinate Republicans who are so blind that they can't see his wonderful pink and fluffy liberal vision of the world.

Central Stadium

IT was interesting to see a Central graduate express concerns about the money spent on Central's new stadium. In many places, boosters, civic groups and private businesses build football fields. School money goes for schools. How many classrooms did the field cost? I'll consider this the next time I'm asked to vote on a school project.


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Both sides are going to have to get something going here soon or we will be in a depression if were not already there. The time has come to work together not gainst one another all of us.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 5:26 AM

Great teacher: This is what we need, teachers who care about their students and not just a pay check.

Paid enough? If they receive $1 it's more then the current Congress is worth.

Be considerate: I'm also a bike riding and it works both ways...be considerate and keep your eyes on the road.

Spending cuts: As I have said before, the city of Cairo should pay for the levee rebuilt since it was their a** saved.

Jobs speech: Hopefully its something new and thinking outside the box.

Central Stadium: Correct!

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 10:25 AM

Both sides are going to have to get something going here soon or we will be in a depression if were not already there. The time has come to work together not gainst one another all of us.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 5:26 AM

Swamp: I echo your comment. The election is Nov. of 2012 and not today....let's all work together to resolve the countries problems.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 10:44 AM

Great Teacher: I had an awful and very negative experience with Ms. Amber. Awful.

-- Posted by Mizzou99 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 2:45 PM

If your experience with Amber was awful I hope you stopped to consider what role your actions had in the matter. Amber is a dedicated teacher who loves her students and tries hard to make her classroom an excellent learning environment for everyone who enters it.

-- Posted by wannabun on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 5:13 PM

I sure hope we are not speaking of the same Amber because if you believe she is a great teacher who is dedicated to her students there is something really wrong with the education system and makes me worry for our children's future. I am sorry but I know many others who stand behind me on feeling that way.

-- Posted by Mizzou99 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 6:51 PM

wannabun & Mizzou99: Maybe Miss Amber has changed for the better....we all can change.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 7:14 PM

Be Considerate:

Personally, I've been both a driver and a bicyclist, and I've had more trouble out of adult bike riders then I feel that I've been to bike riders. I've noticed that several adult riders tend not to stop at stop signs but pass through them as if nobody else was around. I had one a few years ago go speading past a stop sign without slowing down and if I had been a little faster, he wouldn't be here today. Please remember to stop and obey the street laws like the rest of us.

-- Posted by draco63701 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 7:48 PM

Turning a few inches to the left could mean we hit oncoming traffic. Few inches to the right we hit you.....I'll stay right in the middle ;)

And the ms amber situation...try public school

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 8:19 PM

Turning a few inches to the left could mean we hit oncoming traffic. Few inches to the right we hit you.....I'll stay right in the middle ;)

And the ms amber situation...try public school

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 8:19 PM

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I suppose. Mine is that she is a wonderful person and an excellent teacher. I would be happy to have any of my children in her class.

A real problem with education today is society's sense of entitlement, lack of personal responsibility, and ability to form opinions based on gossip and rumors.

-- Posted by wannabun on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 9:26 PM

Here is another example of why the USA is in JOB trouble...Ford has announced a new plant being built in India with 5,000 jobs....can you say Ross Perot and that giant sucking noise.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 10:17 PM


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