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Speak Out 12/29/11

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Poverty rate

ONE out of every six people in this country is in poverty. How can the economy get much better? They don't have any money to spend.

Deer comparison

I have read some ridiculous statements in my time, but comparing city limit deer hunting to the killing fields of Cambodia during the 1970s is without a doubt the most asinine thing I have seen in print. Missourian, you should be ashamed and embarrassed to give such rubbish a platform for public viewing. The killing fields involved the horrendous, cruel murder of men, women and children. To compare that to the management of an out-of-control deer herd is a sin.

New Congress

AFTER watching the news for the better part of six months to a year, I've come to a conclusion: this country doesn't need a new president, it needs a new Congress. No matter what president is in there, whether it is a Republican or a Democrat, if Congress isn't willing to try to work with them, then we aren't going to get anywhere. And who is suffering? It's the American working people who are suffering. It's not the Congress. They are going to go on with their races; they are going to have health care; they are going to get everything they want.

School uniforms

I am calling in regard to an article about the dress code. I think that it's an awesome idea, but I don't think I would limit the children to only school colors. I'd go for more neutral colors like green, white, navy, burgundy or even red shirts. Restricting the dress code to school colors is kind of sad because on days that you have spirit days, no one wants to wear those colors because you are already wearing them every day anyway.

GOP candidates

MY family and I have been Republicans forever. I am totally embarrassed by this bunch of candidates acting like they are running for homecoming king. We need to fix the system and find answers, not bicker like teenagers and bully the president. Like it or not, he is our president. We voted for him and he deserves positive help from any party to run until 2012, then do what you will.


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"GOP candidates"-You couldn't have said it better. The problem with this nation is that both parties spend so much time playing party politics that nothing can get done. No matter whether you are republican or democrat you should strive for unity within our government so that we as a nation can get things done.

-- Posted by oomph on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 12:53 AM

If Ronald Reagan was alive today he would not believe what is going on Truman, JFK wouldn't either. Where have the days went when both sides could sit down and hammer out a solution after a tough debate, where have they gone. When this tea party bunch got elected in 2010 they had it in there minds they were going to change Washington and save the world well it didn't happen I hope they have learned from this and if some of them are re-elected they start a new term out with some common sense and learn how to sit down and hammer out solutions. Many republicans feel the same way I do about this topic.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 6:40 AM

Well Swamp...Ronald Reagan didn't believe what was going on when he was alive...

One thing is for sure, he would have to eat his words on that trickle down theory!

-- Posted by Theorist on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 7:44 AM

Wheels

it's cool...there are plenty other opportunities out there...☺

-- Posted by Rick V on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:38 AM

Wheels & Rick: Guess we need to "occupy" the Southeast Missourian so they will quit picking on "Rick".

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:59 AM

Rick,

It appears..... as the Donald would say, you been fired again.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:20 AM

'cept i know 100% for sure who did it ...they said so in one of the Threads..

"Good , Bad , or Worse"

-- Posted by Rick V on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 10:06 AM

Deer comparison: Right on!

New Congress: This "Do Nothing Congress" has won the award for the lowest rated Congressial session to this date.

School uniforms: Quit studing it go ahead and enact it.

GOP candidates: Believe the candidate named "None of the Above" will win.

I have just got back from the future in my time machine and 2012 will be worst than 2011....good day.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 10:10 AM

And history proves one person can control free speech on Speak Out .

All posters are entitled to their opinion and if there are no offensive curse words in their opinion , it should no be banned .

One person has decided their opinion ,feelings , and belief's should over rule everyone else . Beware -- you could be next !!

The user name Rick has been banned 7 times . Don't worry , it won't be back .

I know this post will be erased .

-- Posted by Rick V on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 1:06 PM

Semo, Unless you actually READ Caddie's comment Rick reposted, suggest you should withhold judgement about his being "picked" on. Posted by Me'Lange on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 12:26 PM

Me'Lange: Since I didn't see the banned comment could you re-post it to me so I could decide for myself?

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 1:27 PM

Wheels

sometimes a poster does everything possible to make amends and then gets kicked in the teeth for the effort .

a valuable lesson learned indeed !

-- Posted by Rick V on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 2:00 PM

When things begin to be censored by anyone, esp the media we are in big trouble. Everyone has a right to his say or his opinion. The editor should not censor a comment at all (except foul language! but then we're all adults here right?)

-- Posted by ArcticFox on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 2:51 PM

who is Jon ?

-- Posted by Easy Money on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 4:14 PM

~The description in the comment was much worst than foul language. ...a personal opinion of the comment

~Rick knew it when he reposted it....you are a mind reader ?

~We many not all be adults, as there is not a age limit to who reads the onlines forums....pure conjecture

~There is no protection against censorship when posting in a privately owned forum....when did you purchase this forum ?

Suggest you have NO choice but to deal with those facts....facts ? pure conjecture

-- Posted by Easy Money on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 6:40 PM

Jon K. Rust, Publisher and co-president

I would assume this is the Jon Me'Lange is referring to. And why do I ALWAYS miss the good stuff?

Wheels, have you made it to your destination yet?

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 7:24 PM

Turnip

Apparently , some posters are on a first name basis with Jon K. Rust, Publisher and co-president .

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I'm sick of the hypocracy Turnip . SICK !

Too many moral police who deem their way is above everyone else or they get banned .

-- Posted by Easy Money on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 8:27 PM

Since I didn't read Caddie's comment or Rick's repost of it, I feel that in this private but public forum that anything goes except the following rule of the owner of the forum: "Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read". Some Grandmothers and 14 years olds curse like sailors. Seems to me if a poster is put off by some of the comments, that poster has the option to don't read and don't tell.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:20 PM

EM, I was not privy to the content that got you two banned so I can't say if it was or wasn't inappropriate. As I've said before, I've never reported anyone, even in the some of the nastiest altercations I have been a part of. I figure if I can dish it out, then I better be able to take it. A lesson I learned a long time ago.

semo, I got that grandmother crap covered, my grandmother (RIP) couldn't read english, therefore, I could write whatever I wanted. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:45 PM

I figure if I can dish it out, then I better be able to take it. A lesson I learned a long time ago. Posted by Turnip on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:45 PM

Turnip: That is my thoughts also. Probably it goes for 99% of the posters.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 9:56 PM

Turnip

I was defending myself .

I made sure that person knew who I was talking to .

Then i was banned by a third poster who was reading .

I don't know if this is dishing it out and not taking it .

I don't know what anything is anymore .

-- Posted by Easy Money on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 10:47 PM

Rick, seriously, it's not like you need any help getting in trouble, right? You do pretty good by yourself, NO? :o)~

Wheels, just b/c you have had your hand smacked a couple of times does not mean they think they are better than you. I think alot of it is just interpretation. I smack you around all the time, and you like it, right? ☺

Enjoy your time in the BC, and safe travels down south. I'll expect you to start getting lippy now that I can't reach you anymore. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 11:29 PM

whatever

-- Posted by Easy Money on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 11:43 PM

Oh no....you didn't. Don't whatever me, mister! I was trying to make you feel better. Guess it didn't work. Cadi is a nutterbutter, always has been. I don't know why you pay any attention to him anyway.

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 11:47 PM

In response to the comments pertaining to a user being banned and comments deleted: When a user is banned for one comment, any previous comments and forum threads started by the user will also be deleted. Because a comment is deleted, it doesn't necessarily mean the user was banned for that particular comment.

-- Posted by Editorial_page on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 3:48 PM


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