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Speak Out 12/20/11

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cape beautification

I want to say thank you to the people in the community who are cleaning up the corner of Broadway and Middle Street. That corner already looks much better and much safer. There is a lot of traffic with the parents and their children crossing the street to get to the Discovery Playhouse. Not all of the older buildings can be salvaged in Cape Girardeau, but beautifying areas like that corner are a step in the right direction. Thanks for your investment in Cape Girardeau.

2012 election

I fear that many in the area served by the Southeast Missourian are in for a rude awakening, because they are all saying with great confidence that any Republican presidential nominee can defeat President Obama.

Eric Holder

WHAT could be almost as disgusting as giving 14,000 guns to the Mexican drug cartel? How about Attorney General Eric Holder still having his job? Now that is truly disgusting.

Coat hangers

HAS anyone noticed the vast number of Cape Girardeau's restaurants that do not have a coat hanger in their restrooms? This little device costs little. However, the restaurant managers appear to not care that you can't hang up your coat while using the restroom. Come on, folks. Let's take care of this problem and show some consideration for your patrons. Where are the coat hanger enforcement police?

Generous people

ANONYMOUS donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts. These are the kinds of people we need in Congress. Not the greedy people who are in there now.

Education standards

PARENTS, when will you care and speak up? If the bank messed your bank account up, you would throw a fit and get it straightened out, right? Your child and their future education is more important than money, so do something about it. Do you want national standards that have been watered down so all states look successful? Do you want all students to receive the same number grade so your child will figure out that his work ethic and accountability doesn't matter anymore? Hard work and competitiveness in our educational system will vanish as we "spread the wealth" in education.


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Eric Holder

How about his statement that anyone talking about him are racist?

Coat hangers

I just stand there. I have no problem.

Education standards

Its called dumbing down. It make them good democrats.

2012 election

Obama could win. There are still a lot of stupid people that thinks he is the man.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 12:28 AM

Only 5 days 'til Christmas !!

-- Posted by rick. * *. on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 4:28 AM

Wheels you and Rick are up pretty early there.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 6:12 AM

Morning All!

Coat Hangers,

Is it really that big of a deal to toss it over the stall door

-- Posted by Producer1 on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 6:35 AM

Producer, Hope your treatment is going well.-- Posted by Me'Lange on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 7:13 AM

Producer: Me too!

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 7:24 AM

The three leading Republican presidential Candidates are not the three wise men of choice.

Any one of the three will be defeated in the presidential election. One left two Wives, One gets $600 hair cuts, and the other one has funny ideas. President Obama has been a joke from day one. None of these four care about our country only themselfs and their rich friends. People who care about our country can not run and win because of money and our liberal newspress.

-- Posted by grandpa3 on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 8:08 AM

Why would someone complain about not being able to hang up their coat in a bathroom? I typically leave my coat at my seat, but I guess to each his own.

-- Posted by teacher_guy11 on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 9:09 AM

Education standards

Its called dumbing down. It make them good democrats.

2012 election

Obama could win. There are still a lot of stupid people that thinks he is the man.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 12:28 AM

Regret, do you not have any democrat friends at all?? Are all democrats dumb and stupid?

-- Posted by exmissourian on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 9:30 AM

Is it really that big of a deal to toss it over the stall door

-- Posted by Producer1 on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 6:35 AM

Now you're the man!

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Regret, do you not have any democrat friends at all?? Are all democrats dumb and stupid?

-- Posted by exmissourian on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 9:30 AM

Yes. I try to learn them but you know how they are. They are just misguided. They hammer me just as much.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 11:46 AM

OK, so I toss my coat over the door....I still need a coat hanger for my purse. ☺

Producer1, good to see you.

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 3:06 PM

Re: coat hangar - oh, good grief. If this gains momentum, imagine the possibilities. Traditional coat hangar vs. coat hook? Will one apparatus be sufficient per stall, or will a common 'hanging' area be more appropriate? What about the mounting heights, in consideration of being ADA-compliant. What about ensuring the safety of patrons in the event of sheer clumsiness or the hangar being used as a weapon in the event of those awful bathroom brawls over mirror space. Surely this is too much for business owners to handle - there needs to be an official committee formed to develop proposals that guide us from our errant ways.

Ho, Ho, Ho - had a bit of fun with that one. :-)~

-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 3:30 PM

Wheels - heheheh - or the alleged slip hazard that caused the faux fall as claimed by the lawsuit lottery winner candidate.

Then there's the issues of where one might get poked or snagged at that height. . . :-)~

-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 3:40 PM

Me'Lange: ", I think business owners may be purposefully not supplying a 'coat/purse hanger'. Seems I recall warnings of restrooms thefts--easy access by reaching over the top of the stall."

I can't see how that would be a serious theft issue. While one COULD reach over and try to grab a purse dangling on a hanger they would be doing so while the stall occupant is presumably staring straight ahead at the purse being stolen. Even if one is too occupied with other activities to immediately give chase they would certainly scream and yell for anyone in earshot to catch the thief.

Would seem far simpler for any thief to just steal normal unwatched purses rather than know that every purse stolen is going to result in loud cries for help that attract attention to their crime.

-- Posted by Nil on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 6:16 PM

Me'Lange: I didn't say such a thing didn't happen, only that I don't believe it is a serious issue that occurs commonly enough to be concerned with. While your pants may be around your ankles your vocal cords are usually more than capable.

Two of your three articles involved the person being immediately aware of the theft and screaming out. That doesn't hold much promise for a long criminal career for such a thief and probably leads to getting arrested every 5-10 attempts.

Thieves who grab unattended purses or do the coat over the purse trick can steal hundreds more purses than a snatch and run thief. Did the man who targeted your purse get arrested? Or did he successfully play it off as an honest mistake and move along to some other location to do the same thing to somebody else? Those kind of people are the real threat to your personal property.

-- Posted by Nil on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 8:19 PM

Wheels & Rick: None of my posts have disappeared just been out of the pocket the last couple of days. Have you seen any "black" helicopters or men wearing suits with sunglasses on?

Me'Lange: I know how important it is to protect your purse, my wife guards her with her and my lives.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 8:40 PM

Don't believe either The House or The Senate could agree if it was night or day time....IMO they both need to go home on a permanent vacation.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 9:32 PM

Wheels, I'm not putting my purse around my neck, that would be ridiculous. Nor on the floor, that's gross.

Me'Lange, never thought about people stealing my purse, although, I don't see anyone snatching my purse over/under the stall & getting very far. It weighs a ton. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 10:16 PM


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