[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 67°F  
River stage: 17.24 ft. Falling
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015

Speak Out 1/17/12

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baseball poetry

ALBERT has gone to that land far away,

The Angels are waiting for him to have his say.

A great player he was when he was with us,

But now he is gone, let's not make a fuss.

The crowds will keep coming, three million plus.

The pitchers and catchers will soon report,

and we will all be watching our favorite sport.

Meaningless election

THANKS to the Republican-controlled Missouri state legislature for burdening the taxpayers with a very expensive, but totally meaningless, presidential primary election.

EPA regulations

I would like to make a comment about the EPA regulations. If you people who believe we are destroying the Earth get a copy that shows how much emissions that they want us humans to put out, you would see there wouldn't be enough carbon dioxide to even grow a tree. So who do you think has been slinked? You people that believe in this Environmental Protection Agency, remember that they get millions of dollars to shut American businesses down.

Gun news

A parent of a Texas eighth-grader is blaming the police for his son being shot and killed when he only had a pellet gun. The boy was told to put the gun down, but instead he pointed it at the police officer. The parent is putting the blame on the wrong person. The parent is the one in the wrong. The boy should not have had a pellet gun if he couldn't be responsible with it. The boy evidently was not taught about guns. Pellet and BB guns are made to look like real guns. Should the police officer have waited until he was shot to tell if the weapon was real? No, he did the right thing. But it is sad that such a young person is now dead because of not being taught real-life facts.

Good deeds

AT the closing of the holiday season it is really interesting to see how many people try to take credit for the good deeds that they do. They should realize that we are to love one another and serve one another and bless one another in secret. These things we do for our heavenly father.

Economic picture

WE have 149 million people in this country who are either in poverty or just barely getting by. That's one half of the population. How do you expect the economy to come back? They don't have any money.

Don't gossip

FUNNY thing about gossip, when you are gossiping with your friends you think they are your friends, but as soon as you turn your back, who do you think they are gossiping about?

Deer, trees

I am so upset. I live in the city, and last fall 12 or more deer were in our backyard at one time. It was a beautiful site until they started eating my bushes. This winter, the deer ate through my 10-year-old tree that I had planted in memory of a friend who had died. I don't know if the tree will survive. This special tree can never be replaced.

School uniforms

I think it's time to be politically incorrect. This deal with the school programs, they say it will hurt the lower-income people, such as those on welfare. I know teachers who teach at these schools, and these children who are on welfare come in with a $200 pair of shoes and $150 pair of pants that they wear way below their waist.

Too little, too late

OUR president is scrambling now to create more jobs. Well, isn't that just dandy? But it's too little, too late, and he will not get my vote.

Doctors, taxes

DOCTORS are going broke, but our wonderful Congress is getting richer with all their tax breaks that they agreed to with Bush. Aren't they wonderful? The doctors spend more time in school than any member of Congress ever thought of. It sure does show, too.

Mail solutions

I am a retired postal employee. I do not believe that 252 processing centers should be closed. I have a suggestion: Put it back in the black. 1) Eliminate door-to-door delivery. All mail should be accessible by automobile. 2) eliminate Saturday delivery. 3) Make the price of stamps 50 cents a piece and be done with it. That ought to take care of all your problems.

Hunt in the country

IF you want to hunt deer, go out in the country. Leave the city to us city folk.

Obama presidency

I have two words to describe the Barack Obama presidency: Weak and indecisive.

BCS champs

ALABAMA put on a wonderful defensive show last week. They held LSU to zero points, zero touchdowns. And they did it with little blitzing. Most of their players stayed at home, played their positions, and only had one penalty all night long. They put on a real show. Mizzou better be taking notes. Mizzou is going to be in the conference with LSU and Alabama next year. They better know how to play defense like Alabama, because they know how.

Fact Check
See inaccurate information in this story?

Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on semissourian.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. 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.

We have 150 million people that have slipped off in to proverty a lot of them coming from the middle class. I hope the people change this come November 2012 last time I seen it like this was back in the Carter days but this is far worse.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 9:03 AM

1) Eliminate door-to-door delivery. All mail should be accessible by automobile. 2) eliminate Saturday delivery. 3) Make the price of stamps 50 cents a piece and be done with it. That ought to take care of all your problems.

1 I dont agree with. Why should I put a mail box by the street where the thieves can get it or where a ederly person would have to walk out in all kinds of weather to get their mail. It will take a lot of fuel to run those trucks down every street and have them run 8 hours a day nonstop.

2 Saturday delivery I agree with stopping.

3 Make the price of stamps higher so they wont increase all the time I agree with also.

Now the best part. Have mail sent from Cape to Cape hand cancelled and put in a box for local delivery. Or whatever town you are mailing from. If a person from say Vanduser mails a letter to someone else in that town the postmaster there can cancel the stamp and put it right in the other persons box in less than a minute. If they take it to St Louis or even Cape look at how much fuel they will use. Can they use common sense?

-- Posted by joekool on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 9:08 AM

Here's a photo of a birthday card that was delivered to me in Mountain View when I was three years old:


It didn't have a street address, a city, state or Zip Code. It wasn't even addressed to my parents. It's addressed to a three-year-old living in a house trailer. And it cost just a penny to be delivered.

-- Posted by ksteinhoff on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 11:57 AM

EPA regulations: EPA started out with good intentions but soon grew into a monster which has caused many a good job to go out of the country.

BCS champs: Mizzou plays Alabama in football next year and that will be the true test of Mizzou's grit.

School uniforms: They work and have been proven to work by lots of private schools, why not public schools.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 7:05 PM

Thought you would be at the school board meeting! ;-)I know, you are posting from your smart phone.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 8:16 PM

Wheels: KFVS had a 30 second news bit on the uniform meeting.....think I saw "Rick" as one of the attendees.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 10:12 PM

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: