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Speak Out 9/6/12

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Obama's debt

The only thing Obama has built is our debt. Thank you.

Confusing exit

I had to go into the big Walmart after dark the other evening. Getting into it was fine, but getting out of it, I had to get in the right lane to get to Interstate 55 and there are no lights at all on the pavement or anywhere saying this is an exit. It's very, very confusing.

Health insurance

Anyone who says we need to replace government health care with private insurance apparently doesn't know anyone who's lost their job due to illness. Let's see, $100 a month for Medicare or $750 a month for private insurance; make your own choice.


I think Paul Ryan violated his own stated principles when he said at the end of his speech, "We can do this." Rugged individualism dictates that he should have said, "I can do this."

Rental ordinance

I'm wanting to comment about the new codes the city wants to put in. What this is going to do is drive people who've got older houses out of the rental business, and a lot of poor people are not going to be able to rent houses. Of course, people who can build one of these new apartment buildings for a million dollars, yeah, they're for it. It's going to drive the small business and the small renter out of business.

Mia Pohlman

I want to thank the paper for carrying Mia Pohlman on Sundays. She is such a blessing. I am in my 60s, and she ministers to me more than any of the other people on the religious page. And with young people like her, this country does stand a chance. And also I'd like to say God will use her in many and varied ways. Thank you for carrying her.

Voter ID

Riddle me this, Democrats: Why is ID required to enter the Democratic National Convention, but you say it is not needed to vote?

Obituary photos

I want to comment on the obituaries that were in last Sunday's paper. I thought it was so nice that the lady had the picture in there showing when she was younger and as she was older. I wish they would do more of those; it was really a nice thing. Thank you.

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As a bicycle commuter I would like to thank the city of Cape for their sensitivity and attempts to make bicycling safe. The bike lanes give cyclists a safe place to be without congesting or aggravating motorist. I believe however those motorists don't understand when or why we don't ride in these lanes.

The bike lanes have become a place to collect broken glass, trash, overhanging trees and their debris, trash cans and the most dangerous is loose gravel and road crevices.

I can say as a matter of fact motorists are not interested in yielding to cyclists out of the bike lane. I am now choosing roads without these lanes to limit the number of close calls.

In addition to increasing street sweeping frequency a weekly or biweekly visual inspection of these lanes with a mindset that bicyclists are riding at near limit speeds (35 MPH) is in order. If these lanes aren't maintained cycling safety goes from safe to dangerous.


-- Posted by soccermom on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 5:54 AM

Paying for the military, water, sewer, police, fire, and a host of other things are mandated, why not healthcare insurance? Oh, I forgot, you heard on FOX news that was socialism. My suggestion, watch a valid news program, or go to the library and read.

-- Posted by FOXTROT007 on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 8:50 AM

Obama's debt, seems like he had a little help with that, you see a fella who went by W racked up a bit of it, and don't forget, the House of Representatives is charged by the Constitution to originate SPENDING BILLS.

-- Posted by FOXTROT007 on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 8:52 AM

"Ah , the 4 year old lame "it's BushII fault" . At what point will it be Obama's fault ?"

-- Posted by Rɨck on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 9:08 AM

It will become Obama's fault when a republican is back in office and everything keeps going to hades. The blaming never stops.

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 10:00 AM

I can say as a matter of fact motorists are not interested in yielding to cyclists out of the bike lane. I am now choosing roads without these lanes to limit the number of close calls.

Soccermom, I guess that's why my County Road is clogged up with bicyclists now. Riding 3 abreast and giving me the finger when I politely toot when passing. Grants for things like bike lanes come with a price-maintenance. Guess no one figured on that. How about you organize a group to police the lanes once a month?

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 11:56 AM

Rick, I'm not trying to be smart, but Pelosi/Reid are Senators not Representatives.

-- Posted by Username1 on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 9:39 PM

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