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Speak Out 6/28/12

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thank you

Thanks to the woman I see every morning driving past St. Mary Cathedral painting, cleaning, sweeping and doing whatever needs to be done to help. It's people like this woman who make our world spin. Thanks again.

Enforcing laws

I had to laugh at the comment from the person complaining about the sheriff pulling over speeders but not catching those who are up to mischief in their neighborhood. So you only want the laws enforced that you think are important and you only want the lawbreakers caught that you want to see punished? Ridiculous!

Tuition increase

It's unbelievable Southeast Missouri State University is giving raises after raising tuition. So many people are still out of work. Most jobs require some college education. Students are graduating with student loans and are having a hard time finding a job. I know several who are working in jobs that are low-paying, and their education hasn't helped them get the job.

Prayer Amendment

The proposed "Right to Pray" Amendment to the Missouri Constitution is largely redundant; people are already guaranteed the right to peacefully express their religious beliefs in the Bill of Rights. What's worrying is that a largely overlooked portion of the legislation states that students can reject assignments in school that violate their religious beliefs. The text in this amendment may be used as justification for rejecting centuries of scientific study in public schools because of the teachings of religious texts.

Deer editorial

Your filibuster-length opinion piece on the urban deer hunting flap in Cape Girardeau ironically failed to offer any firm opinion.

Waller, tax dollars

I would be interested in knowing why Clay Waller could not have appeared in court on video from Louisiana instead of being brought back to Jackson just to appear on video. Did our tax dollars pay for law enforcement that accompanied him, for the gas, meals, lodging, etc. for everyone involved?

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Enforcing Laws: I suggest you reread the comment. You will see that we acknowledge that speeding is also a problem but that 2 parked patrol cars for a small neighborhood speedtrap is ridiculous. Try parking those cars out here in the wee hours and walk a beat for awhile. There are also reading comprehension classes available at the CTC.

-- Posted by Catrunner on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 8:25 AM

Enforcing laws: First enforce laws to protect the citizen's lives and property then enforce the other laws.

Tuition increase: What a surprise.

Prayer Amendment: All Christians have to do is to carry a prayer rug and they can then pray anywhere at any time.

Deer editorial: The problem will be solved because the deer are going to die from old age by the time anything is resolved.

Waller, tax dollars: Good point, your tax dollars at work.

They said to check on the elderly today, how are you "Wheels" and "Rick"?

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 9:22 AM

The Supremes should stay with what they do best.....singing.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 9:56 AM

Me'Lange -- DITTO!

-- Posted by grisgris on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 11:57 AM

Waller, Can we say Skype?

-- Posted by mohacker on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 3:36 PM

I went through the Utah dessert at 108 to 109 degrees all day long in comfort a couple of years back.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 7:31 PM

Wheels: Back in the day, as newlyweds we drove through the desert from Needles, CA to Barstow, CA without AC....left before daybreak from Needles and thought that we were going through the gates of Hell.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 9:31 PM

Why wouldn't SEMO, or any other university raise tuition? They know the gov't will throw billions of dollars to unqualified students to pay for those tuitions. It just makes good business sense to raise tuitions.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 10:04 PM

Have Wheels --

Limbaugh did not coin the word "ditto." I was saying that when he was flunking out of Cape High School.

-- Posted by grisgris on Fri, Jun 29, 2012, at 8:16 AM

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