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Speak Out 8/28/12

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Occupy questions

I was reading an article in a magazine the other day, talking about how it's going to be a year since these occupiers have occupied Washington, D.C. and all these other places. I think it would be a great service if the news media would go down and ask these people what they do for a living where they can take off for a year? Are they on disability? Are they on welfare? Because if they are it shows they are not disabled; they can travel and they can move. Thank you.

More firefighters

If the states had more money to provide more firefighters, maybe they could get control of these fires and so many people wouldn't lose their homes. But our Congress keeps the tax cuts for the millionaires and billionaires, and they say to heck with the other people, we have to make the rich richer. The rest of the country is on its own.

GOP pressure

I think the pressure put on Todd Akin by national and state Republicans to quit the race is reprehensible. I'll tell you one thing, if he eventually does quit, I sure won't vote for whomever they get to replace him.

Morning recess?

To Jackson Elementary parents: Do you know your second graders no longer have a morning recess? They have an inside break.

Limbaugh, Akin

Wow! If you don't think Rush Limbaugh is a powerful force, think again. He recently said that all he would have to do is ask Todd Akin to step down and he would.

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No first recess? I'll bet that's at North. That principal got her job through family connections, and has some kind of a complex.

-- Posted by truthdetector on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 6:49 AM

Really? Recess=corruption=mental illness? tsk tsk tsk.

Occupy? Disagree with their positions wholeheartedly but I applaud their commitment.

Rush? Talking heads on either side are court jesters who are paid to entertain. The danger is when thinking people stop.

-- Posted by Cogito on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 8:05 AM

Occupy questions: The occupiers are getting paid or living on donations, don't know for sure which one is it.

More firefighters: This is a State issue and maybe more will be hired, what do they do when not fighting forest fires.

GOP pressure: The State and National Reps are just covering their a**.

Morning recess? The kids need to be outside getting some exercise and not inside.

Limbaugh, Akin: Limbaugh is the man.

Neal Boyd of Sikeston to sing at the RNC: http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/335226/...

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 8:09 AM

No recess, that is part of the reason kids look more like basketballs today, than they do kids. That and being driven right up to the school door in the family SUV instead of the parents organizing and walking the little porkers a few blocks to get there.

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 8:09 AM

More firefighters...It appears that you are unfavored by nature, and have joined the conga line of morons that present temporary constructs of their feeble minds.

Perhaps you should research your chosen subject for correct information, then comment or not based on that endeavor, rather than spewing your maggot infested brain vomit for all to read.

-- Posted by Hawker on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 9:15 AM

More firefighters

Do some research on forestry service rules and regulations to see how they have contributed to the unmanageable fires. Regular fires are a part of keeping available fuels under control and just as people take a risk building in a flood plain, building in areas prone to fires also carries a known risk.

-- Posted by 356 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 9:45 AM

Fuul Moon just a day or 2 away. Posted by Crazy Horse on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 10:10 AM

Crazy Horse: That second full moon of August is called a "Blue Moon".

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 10:47 AM

Off today's topic,but missed the Capaha Park upgrade meeting last week and then seeing the editorial,wondered why no one had any comments. Once again Cape has hired outside consultants to "study" the park. Can't this town figure anything out on it's own? Do we really need another splash park? Paddle boats? There's a lawsuit waiting to happen. Dredge the Lagoon-yes THE LAGOON-don't be calling it a pond,tidy up the park and call it good. Saves a boatload of money. By the way,wasn't it consultants that changed the motto from City of Roses to something like Where the river Spins a Thousand Tales? How's that working out?

-- Posted by dab1969 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 1:46 PM

Some might call this the "Harvest Moon" which allows farmers all night light to get their crops in .

-- Posted by Crazy Horse on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 11:39 AM

One of the most beautiful.

-- Posted by Username1 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 4:35 PM

Crazy Horse: That second full moon of August is called a "Blue Moon".-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 10:47 AM

Once in a Blue Moon.....

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 6:15 PM

Hope the city council has paid close sttention to the Keep Cape Safe referendum...please vote to repeal this deer hunting ordinance, Cape has been divided on this issue far too long!

-- Posted by Bandit13 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 8:29 AM

OCCUPY...Do you hear yourself? Do you realize how insulting your statements are? I'm disabled; I can walk, but not far. I can drive for an hour or so at a time, I can move, but I can't enter a marathon. So I guess all of us incapacitated people are supposed to stay at home and expire quietly.

-- Posted by hotshot202 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 8:30 AM

This is Semo471 giving a live update of the RNC at Tampa....Didn't Ann Romney do a great job! Chris Christie's speech was more about him then Mitt. Rick Santorum only mentioned Mitt at the close of his speech which like Christie's speech seem to be about him. Once again Ann was the hit of the night in that RED dress. Semo471 out for now.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 8:35 AM

Good morning Semo471!-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 8:45 AM

Wheels: Right back at you. How's the weather up North, the rain and wind has left the Tampa area and headed to the Heartland.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 9:02 AM

The City Council is wanting to expand Goverment I think this is unwise I would hope come this tuesday the City would Vote down the Deer Hunt

-- Posted by falcon2412 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 9:48 AM

Today's question: Which Chess piece is allowed to move as far as it wants in any diretion it wants?Posted by Crazy Horse on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 1:15 PM

Crazy Horse: That would be the Queen.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 5:11 PM

This is Semo471 giving a live update of the RNC at Tampa. A little late arriving at the convention center due to a long line at the local Hooters restaurant (was told that's where most of the delegates were eating) and wanted to get some interviews with them. Most seem to be in a very good mood and commenting on the hot wings. First up as speaker was Rand Paul (son of Ron Paul) and like his dad hit the Dems about the Debt...did not mention Mitt until the very end. Next was John McCain, the ole war horse and elder statesman of the Rep party...his speech dealt with world affairs and spanked Obama a couple of times for leadership. Further updates later got to catch up on the Cardinal game.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 7:53 PM

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Tue, Aug 28, 2012, at 8:09 AM


-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 8:18 PM

This is Semo471 giving a live update of the RNC at Tampa. First of all how could the Cardinals drop two in a row without scoring a run? This leads up to Mike Huckabee's red meat speech who scored repeatedly about the short comings of Obama who he spoken frequently about and praising Mitt as a man who can lead the country. Next is Condoleezza Rice a woman I would vote for if she ever decides to run for Pres. She gave a well received speech that would account for 3 college credits in one of her classes. A big boost and support for Mitt Romney. Back in a few........

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 9:19 PM


Here is a pic of an "Ozark Mountian Mouth Bow"


-- Posted by Crazy Horse

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils are one of my all time favorite bands! If you don't have anything by them in your music collection I suggest you get "Time Warp:The Best Of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils" one of the greatest "best of" collections I've ever heard.I was poking around on the 'net this morning and found out that they played for free in the beer tent at the DuQuoin State Fair last Friday night! If I had known about it before today I would have gone! They are playing at Scooter's in Poplar Bluff on Sept. 29th, I'll definitely be at that one!

-- Posted by Data48 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 9:19 PM

This is Semo471 giving a live update of the RNC at Tampa. The man of the night is Paul Ryan. Paul brings the crowd at the GOP convention to its feet in accepting the party's vice presidential nomination and said time is running out for America's job crisis and that we need a turnaround from the runaround by Obama. Also, if you built a small business you did it and not the government. Paul Ryan certainly fired up the Reps and sets the stage for tomorrow night speech by Mitt Romney. Semo471 out for now.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Aug 29, 2012, at 10:06 PM

I saw that too Data48, should be a great show!

-- Posted by ssnkemp on Thu, Aug 30, 2012, at 6:06 AM

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