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Speak Out 8/13/12

Monday, August 13, 2012

Takes a village

No one has gotten where they are on their own. Taking a few words out of context and going off on a tangent is not something to be proud of. If the entirety of what President Obama was considered, most people would know what he was saying. Farmers do work hard, but what about those who built the roads and bridges and equipment to get their crops to town? Elevators to store the grain? Implement dealers to fix their equipment when it breaks down? And, oh yes, how did these farmers get their oil and gas? I bet the same farmers claiming they did it all on their own are at the top of this year's disaster payment list. No one has done anything on their own, it takes a village and a lot of good neighbors.

Hit and run

Last week, I was rear ended on Mount Auburn and the driver left the scene. I would like to thank the individual that reported it to the police immediately after. Thank you to you for taking your time to help me.


It is my hope that Cape Central will have an anti-bullying program as soon as possible after school starts. We need to stop it before it starts again. Cape really needs this. What could it hurt?

Thanks for backpacks

I would like to thank the Islamic Center for providing backpacks for local school kids. That was very kind and thoughtful.

Bush, war

Where's Bush? I can't believe the speakout caller doesn't realize that he is the one that caused all our problems in the first place. If they had any sense they would realize that you can't spend more money and have less coming in. That is what he did. Started a war, claimed he was a winner, then we lost over 4,000 men and hard to say how many wounded or having mental problems and hard to say how many billions of dollars it cost and is still costing. Also how much of this money was lost? But he gave the rich tax cuts. Then expected the middle class to pay for his doings.

Blaming politics

I am a firm believer that all these mass killing is a fall out of how there has been so much differences being made between the political parties. There are so many lies and hate that has come out of them. Years ago they used to work together, but now they will not try to do anything. We need to clean out the House of Representatives and get some that will do something to help America and not themselves. All they do now is keep people stirred up. That makes the sick people go and do something that should not be done.

Public park

In response to the comment on the transit parking issue, did you stop to think they pay taxes too? That is a public park whether they park personal vehicles or business vehicles. I have never heard anyone complain about Ameren parking there, or the city workers parking under the trees to cool off. I have even seen the CTA drivers picking up trash out there. Did you ever think they were there to get in the shade for a while?

Republican lies

I put the blame on the Republican Party for all the things that have been going on as they have just spread lies and hate in America. The mosque in Joplin that was burned is because of this hate they are spreading. It is the same with all the killings.

NASA bureaucrats

For Curiosity's near miraculous successful landing on Mars I sincerely thank all of the NASA scientists, folks unfortunately characterized by conservatives with the negative connotation as being useless government bureaucrats.

Tiger moms

Parents and teachers, I beg you to quit praising your children for virtually everything they do. Though counterintuitive, new data indicates that continual "Good job!" and "Way to go!" accolades tend to make kids less likely to take on more challenging problems and tasks, out of fear of losing their exalted status. Tiger moms and helicopter parents need to back off a bit. Allow the young ones to learn from failure on occasion. The kids will be all right.

Albino exception

Can the Cape albino deer be placed on "NO KILL" for the Cape deer hunters? I hope reporters stay on top of damages done by the city hunters.

Turned away

I'll bet that's a first. I got turned away from voting in the recent election. I guess it made them suspicious because I had too much residency documentation.


For the life of me I cannot understand why people care if homosexuals want to get married or not. I know we live in a society that is based a lot on tradition and values, but America's values have not always been on the up and up. Slavery, women's rights, voting rights and the list goes on and on. The one thing I do know is this: America is progressive and it is always evolving to strive for equality. Gay marriage is gonna happen. In fact, it is happening as we speak, so buckle up America.

Whose money?

Apparently, I'm supposed to be more concerned with what Mitt Romney does with his own money instead of what Obama is doing with mine. I don't want to see Romney's tax records anymore that I want to see Obama's college grades or birth certificate. I've seen enough, and can hardly wait for November to get here.

Romney lessons

Did you hear what Mitt Romney did in his recent visit to Israel? He told them he liked how they keep their medical costs in check. Not sure if he is aware that they have a governmental health care system. He said the U.S. could even learn something from them. Yeah, we sure could.

County clerk

I had the privilege of meeting the county clerk this morning and voted. What a wonderful office relationship and friendship they have there. Kara Clark Summers was there, treated us with respect. I just wanted to compliment the office for working on the Saturday just before the election to allow people, both Democratics and Republicans, an extra half day to vote.

Farmer fairness?

Is it right for the government to give farmers who irrigate $20,000 to deepen their wells when they are causing individual households, their neighbors, to lose their water and have to dig new wells?

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Wheels, An economist's view on Obama's canard: http://lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/diloren...

-- Posted by BCStoned on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 4:22 AM

Without the government, there would be no interstate system in this country, so your "The government built none of that" argument is wrong.

"You may spin what Barack Obama said anyway you wish. But the facts remain, when you listen to his speech he has nothing but disdain for successful people who built businesses and farms through hard work and dedication."

The only one spinning anything is YOU.

And you prove it everytime you say anything on here.

You really just said that the OPINION you gathered from listening to a speech is a FACT?

You are seriously delusional.

-- Posted by the_eye on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 5:51 AM

Takes a village: No man/woman is an island, we are individuals with many different talents who turn those talents into a product or service for others to purchase.

Blaming politics: The party out of power always plays hard ball in order to be the party in power. This is a vicious circle that does not help the American people.

Republican lies: What nonsense!

NASA bureaucrats: This is what Americans can do when given the opportunity.

Turned away: Sounds like there is more to this story than the caller stated.

Values: Ours is not to make judgement on others values, God will make the final judgement.

Whose money? I'm looking forward to 12/21/12 for a new beginning or for the end.

Romney lessons: Whatever works is what we need to reform our health care system.

Farmer fairness? Try going to the same agency that the farmers go to for help with drilling new or deeper wells.

Today is World Left Handers Day, if you know a Lefty shake his right hand today.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 8:46 AM

Everyone has access to the same nationwide infrastructure, yet only a relative few excel in their endeavors. To give credit to those government infrastructure and programs is to devalue individual endeavors. There were successful individuals in all cultures even before establishment of governing bodies.

-- Posted by 356 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 9:48 AM

Takes a village...Yes, it does...and you and Obama are the village idiots.

Hit and run...The LGBT's will be glad to hear it.

Values...Oh, there you are! Hey "Hit and Run" caller, I think "Values" is your culprit in the rear-ending thingy.

-- Posted by Hawker on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 10:00 AM

Bush wars, blaming politics, Republicans Lies

I know that lots of people that is not going to agree with me, but if people would only stop and think about past, when all our troubles began and think again about whom was in office you would see that all of this nation trouble began with what President Bush did to this nation with all of the banking trouble began also Iraq war began because he thought he had to prove that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction putting out all the money he wanted to spend on proving Iraq had these weapons and getting all of our young man killed still not finding MSD's that Iraq was to have, so he began saying the reason we went to Iraq was because Saddam Hussein was a dictator and that we went to war to help his people also claiming that Saddam Hussein was the reason for 9/11, blaming Saddam Hussein with ties to Al Qaed and that this nation needed more money to support his lies, not caring for this nation, just as long as got to be known as a war president and give all of the tax breaks that he made letting all of our jobs going to other contries leading them get a big tax cut's, giving the banks more power to do what they wanted letting the rich take money from the banks, letting this country loss money. Letting all our troubles come down to the the new president also knowing that he would get the blame also knowing that we would have trouble getting this country back, but still letting all of the rich have their tax break but president Bush didn't care as long as he helped the rich Republicans, so people had better stop and think about things.

Stop and think people that Republicans had control stopping everything blocking anything and everything that president Obama tryde to help this country get back on it feet was stopped. So people should think about all that began our trouble's care in this nation knowing that the Republicans wouldn't let president Obama do a thing so they could make it harder on president Obama to get things done.

I know that lots of people will say and think that I am far president Obama, and they will be so wrong I am thinking about this nation not caring about which party may get this president and becomes president in November but I will ask people to stop and think about the past with the Republicans in charge and all the tax breaks happen before and all the jobs that was lost.

-- Posted by Thunder1814 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 11:42 AM

Posted by Thunder1814 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 11:42 AM

Thunder1814: I fell asleep half way into your comment, try to be a little less wordy next time.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 12:13 PM

Yeah, if the Stadium does not meet their standards after the 2014 season they can leave. No doubt the taxpayers will get asked to help them out.Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 2:03 PM

Wheels: What if the Rams doesn't meet the city's standard of what a good football team consist of.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 2:29 PM

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 11:45 AM

Wheels, I am reminded of the following:"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

-- Posted by 356 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 2:47 PM

Bush, war

TWICE as many troops have been killed in Afghanistan under Obama than Bush. FAR more. 7 killed last week long after Osama bin Laden was killed. I assume you'll be voting against Obama now? You and Obama don't care about troops or their families. All you care about is getting Obama elected. Sick.

Takes a village

Another pro-government liberal. Answer this. Who fed the "village"? Good luck with that one.

-- Posted by Dug on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 2:55 PM

Wheels: What if the Rams doesn't meet the city's standard of what a good football team consist of.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 2:29 PM

As far as I can tell, the city of St. Louis has no standards for the Rams or anything else. St. Louis is a complete dump.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 3:58 PM

When I grew up, we were taught that in America, we the people are the government. Therefore, every time I hear someone slam the government, I take that as a slam against the American people. Dopes like Rush Limbaugh have changed a lot of things for the worse, and that is one of them. The government darn strait DID build those things, because we is it. And I don't know about the village bit, but it takes cooperation and compromise to achieve these things, something else Limbaugh and his puppets have been largely responsible for undermining.

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 8:06 PM


You were taught wrong by your government school. (purposely)

Government is politicians, beauracrats, and big money. Period. You nor any other commoner is the government.

Your comments concerning Rush are just plain asinine.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Mon, Aug 13, 2012, at 8:17 PM

millions of people knew what the president meant by his statements. There are always gonna be that few that want to twist his words up. He is not against business or businessmen, but there are some who wish to use this as some sort of fuel for the upcoming election. The majority knows what he meant. Your judgements against him will not work. They did not work in 2008 and they won't work now in 2012. It is not even really worth talking about. Go make up some more lies about the president.

-- Posted by kcknown on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 11:14 AM

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