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Speak Out 9/19/12

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christians vilified

Christians are made fun of and vilified all the time in movies and television. God's name is used in vain constantly. The Obama administration has never said anything about that, but when a movie comes out that the Muslims do not like, they kill Americans.

Scooters requirements

When I purchased a motorcycle to drive on the street, I purchased: No. 1: insurance, No. 2: helmet, No. 3: license for my motorcycle, No. 4: motorcycle driver's license. And I attended a weekend class taught by the Cape Girardeau police. Why can't drivers of scooters do the same?

Sidewalk waste

Someone urged us to make more use of sidewalks. Sidewalks are symbols of an overspending government because they are built with taxpayer money and not needed. We avoid them for ideological/political reasons.

Stolen toy

This is regarding the boy who stole a 3-year-old's tractor in Oak Ridge. We know this person; we think this is the lowest of low. You are no good to steal from a 3-year-old girl so you can have your goat. We know who you are; we know you've been breaking into our shed and other places, and if your parents can't do anything and you can't see it to replace that little girl's tractor, we will see to it you are prosecuted. We will not have this in our community. If you cannot control yourselves, the community will. Thank you.

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Sidewalk Waste

Unused sidewalks are a symbol of an obese society.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 6:46 AM

Christians vilified: The Muslim extremist just want to kill Americans and Jews, they will be dealt with accordingly.

Scooters requirements: You did it right by the numbers and scooter riders should do the same.

Sidewalk waste: How many people do you see actually out walking, they are too busy on the phone, texting, computer, TV, sitting on the couch eating chips, and other non-exercising rituals.

Stolen toy: I am sure that type of person does not read speak out so don't bother calling in to S.O. call the police.

Who turned the heat off?

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 8:14 AM

Jaywalkers - Walking in the street is a carryover from the bygone days when some of our citizens were not allowed to walk on the sidewalks. Who is perpetuating the image now?

Christians - The issue is not vilification of God, Allah, Jesus Christ or their Prophet - it is an American's right to free speech even if what that person is saying is offensive.

-- Posted by Cogito on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 8:34 AM

More often than not, I am against "government intervention", but I just can't be on the helmet thing; anything with two wheels and a motor should be considered the same.

-- Posted by 356 on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 9:09 AM

Saint Louis Browns?

-- Posted by Cogito on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 9:33 AM

Do you mean the St Louis Browns and the Cleveland Browns?

-- Posted by howdydoody on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 11:13 AM

I believe the Ravens were originally the Browns because Art Modell moved the Browns to Baltimore. At the same time he crapped on one city while rejuvenating another.

-- Posted by teacher_guy11 on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 12:45 PM

Let's keep it local trivia. I'll start with an easy one.

Probably no Googling with this: What were the two/2 names of the drinking establishment that used to stand at the Southwest corner of Broadway and Pacific?

-- Posted by dab1969 on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 3:52 PM

Friend calls and says there is a hancock fabrics ad in today's paper. I go to Schnucks and get home, no ad. I get burned every time I buy this rag.

-- Posted by juno on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 4:00 PM

rick, thanks but the ad was not for schnucks, it was for a fabric store. paper kiev is at scnucks.

-- Posted by juno on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 4:14 PM

Uh, Rick - suggest the Baltimore Ravens are the team formerly known as the Cleveland Browns, with the Baltimore Colts being the team now known as the Indianapolis Colts.

Still haven't been able to accept the Rams being in St. Louis. Used to think it was neat that both the St. Louis football and baseball teams were the Cardinals. Can't think of any other city whose professional sports team names were the same.

Pretty much gave up following sports with any significant interest after the baseball strike of '94 (sorry Cubbies), and the Cowboys fired Landry.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 5:52 PM


New York Giants (football & baseball)

-- Posted by howdydoody on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 6:21 PM

Howdy - hmm, guess that's what I get fer thinkin' :-)~

-- Posted by fxpwt on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 6:32 PM

New York Giants (football & baseball)-- Posted by howdydoody on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 6:21 PM

howdydoody: Sorry,it's the San Francisco Giants.

Rick: Cards 2 games up in the wildcard race.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 19, 2012, at 7:52 PM

dab1969-Last Chance and the Second Chance?

-- Posted by doggone on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 4:45 AM

don't avoid my sidewalk, i paid for and installed it by myself.

God help whoever trys to bust it up. if im payin for it i want the best.

6.5 inches thick : half inch rebar on 12 inch centers and oh yea i added fiber too!

Jackson wants to upgrade sidewalks around up-town?

Dont think about touching mine till im paid or better yet match mine. at least it'll last!

-- Posted by part time flyer on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 5:29 AM

Correct doggone! To borrow from Joni Mitchell,

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot!

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 5:56 AM

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot!-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 5:56 AM

dab1969: How true. Lots of songs make you think such as: There's a tear in my beer.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 6:14 AM


Best to get a flu shot by the end of October before the season really starts!

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 4:54 PM


We recommend all of our clints get them between Oct 1 and 31 this gives it time to get in the system fully before the peak season starts and puts the yearly dose due before hand again each year. You can get the shot at anytime throughout the year and it does last a year but the farther away from peak season you get it there is more of a chance of getting sick

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 4:58 PM


Jalapenos have a Scoville rating of 2,500 to 10,000. Haberno's are over ten times hotter at 100,000 to 250,000 Scoville's. Be careful with those things! The current hottest pepper in the world is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion at up around 2,000,000! I like a little heat in my food but that seems dangerous to me!

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 5:34 PM

Ate some Thai food a few years ago that must of had been seasoned with some of those Scorpion peppers. 3 glasses of ice cold milk and 3 pieces of coconut cream pie did nothing to stop the flames. Tore a perfectly good bathroom towel rack off the wall the next morning. Haven't had the flu since.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 6:06 PM

More fun with hot peppers: Friend of mine was dicing Habeneros without gloves on when he thought a bit of the juice squirted into his eye. He then rubbed his eyes with the unwashed hands. Realizing what he had done he picked up the dish towel that he had been using with the unwashed hands and rubbed his face with it. As things were going bad fast and could barely see he ran to jump in the shower. Stripped off and waiting for the water to warm his last fatal decision was to use the toilet, again with the same unwashed hands. Found him laying in the bathtub full of ice with half gallon of Ben and Jerry's upside down in his lap. This is a true story except I can't verify the flavor of the ice cream.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 7:13 PM

Wheels: If Habaneros and Jalapeno peppers can cause burns to the hand and anything that the hand touch, IMO they do not need to be taken internally. I would also believe that along with your special chili should be a first aid kit that contains Preparation H.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 9:03 PM

How do you think they would take to adding a couple of Habaneros to the Chicken and Dumplings?

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 9:14 PM

Wheels: The chicken would probably get up and walk.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 9:18 PM

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