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Speak Out 4/16/12

Monday, April 16, 2012


I'VE been reading in the paper and hearing on TV all of these people telling us how the economy is getting so much better. I don't know where they live, but here in Southeast Missouri it takes twice as much money to fill up our vehicles. It takes more money every time you go to the grocery store to buy food. Things that you buy have gone up since the last time that you bought them.

Crowe's cartoon

TAYLOR Crowe's editorial cartoon potshot at the parochialism of Cape Girardeau residents was spot on. I can foresee a day when "Buckner bails out of all Cape projects" will supersede, "Obama re-elected in landslide," the latter likely being stuffed on the back page of section B.

Keep it country

I would like to comment about the Academy of Country Music Awards on TV recently. I am confused, why do we have to watch KISS? Why do we have to watch Lionel Richie? What happened to all the country stars that paved the way for young country artists of today? Like George Strait, Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, George Jones. All of those guys, why weren't they on the awards show to be recognized for what they have done in the past for paving the way for the new country stars of today? I was really disappointed in the Academy of Country Music Awards this year. Hopefully they'll get their act together and keep it country next year.

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I don't know how any one can say the economy is getting better, it is very weak with working families living from pay check to pay check and when they do get there check it goes in to the gas tank and to purchase food which has exploded out the ceiling as well,with wages remaining stagnant.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 6:30 AM

What are you talking about? The wealthy have their Bush tax cuts and are creating jobs all over the place. Remember, that's why they needed those cuts. Good times.

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 7:03 AM

Keep it country: If you also feel like the caller of this comment, here is the contact info.

Sarah Trahern Chairman

Academy of Country Music

5500 Balboa Boulevard

Encino, CA 91316

Phone: 818-788-8000

Fax: 818-788-0999

Website: www.acmcountry.com

E-mail: info@acmcountry.com

Economy: It might be getting better in some places but it still has a long long way to go.

Isn't it true that your high school classmates seem to look old.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 7:35 AM

Sure Rick, it was a good thing - look at all the new jobs created by what even President Bush refers to, as the Bush tax cuts.

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 3:21 PM

Economy: Higher fuel prices are usually driven by the expectation of higher demand. So the better the economy does the more expensive you should expect petroleum prices to become. Plus food prices are very tied into fuel prices as the petroleum based fertilizer, pesticides, and tractor/truck diesel combine to make up a big chunk of the cost.

We are a petroleum dependent world so any economic growth means more people having more money to consume more petroleum. Even if you cut down your personal oil usage or lobby to drill in a few new areas, the slightest economic improvement means millions more 3rd world families moving from a bicycle to a moped or a motorcycle to a car to send prices even higher.

Keep it country: Lionel Richie has a whole lot more in common with most popular top 10/top 100 "country" music artists today than Merle Haggard does.

-- Posted by Nil on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 3:30 PM

I'm back everyone! *sends out a big wave*

-- Posted by Megalomaniac on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 4:57 PM

Experts say high fuel prices are driven by demand, but for the 24 months the President has been bashing the Oil Companies regarding the tax breaks they receive and he wants to raise taxes and remove the tax breaks they receive. No wonder the fuel is going up each day. Not to long ago I heard one of the Oil Executives tell a Senate Committee if the tax increases and removing of the tax breaks are imposed on the Oil Companies he feels very strongly fuel will then go over $5.00 per gallon. If this class warfare among politcians that is going on would stop just may be the fuel prices will start to drop. You cannot stand up in front of the cameras every day telling corporate giants like the Oil Companies that you intend to take their tax breaks away and increase taxes on them what are they going to do just raise the prices even more. This is what is hurting the consumers the Modern Day Democratic Party.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 5:05 PM

I personally went to the Show Me Center so I could select the seats I wanted for the Willie Nelson Concert. I paid $47.50 each. When my party arrived we were rerouted to side seats in the back where we had to keep our head turned all through the concert. I was told the promoter blocked off the good seats myself and others purchased in order to make the area look smaller because there wasn't a very large crowd. I think people should get to sit in the seats they paid for and if not should be compensated for being moved against their will. Shame on them for allowing this.

-- Posted by readingthenews on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 7:40 PM

Megal: Where is the crown?

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 10:03 PM

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