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Speak Out 9/25/12

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Don't burn leaves

Autumn is upon us. The leaves will be changing to beautiful colors. Then they will fall to the ground. For family, friends and neighbors with breathing problems, please mow your leaves. Please do not burn the leaves.

China, free trade

Thank you, President Obama, for taking strong action against the Chinese for their ongoing refusal to play on a level playing field when it comes to free trade.


Obamanomics is triumphing over Reaganomics because the trickle down theory has been totally discredited and the people know that an unregulated free market led to the financial meltdown that caused the Great Bush Depression. The fact that the president has caught, and perhaps surpassed, Mitt Romney in having the ability to sustain the recovery and bring us out of this mess speaks volumes for the wisdom of the American people in recognizing that Mitt Romney and the radical Republicans would adopt an economic plan that would have the effect of (intended or not) wiping out the long struggling middle class.

47 percent

Who makes up the 47 percent of American households who pay no federal income taxes? For a household with two children, they include those where the breadwinner is a private in the U.S. Army, farmworker, laborer, home health aide, meat cutter and ambulance driver, just to name a few. Most, if not all, of these households contribute payroll, state and sales taxes.

Middle class

President Obama believes in the redistribution of wealth, and I just thought it was talk until I found out that the school students who don't qualify for free or reduced meals are actually paying for those who do. The prices actually went up in order to recover more costs. The middle class gets hit twice. They're not only paying more taxes but having to subsidize others.

U.S., Greece

We are $16 trillion in debt, and if Obamacare gets fully implemented our nation will be bankrupt. People think that the checks will always go out, but they are dead wrong. Just look at Greece; people were rioting in the streets because their government went bankrupt trying to finance too many government handouts.

University parking

The university says motor scooter and motorcycle parking is changing to improve safety. It should be safer as there will be no one using the parking spaces. Lots of students use the library, but that now is off limits for motor scooters and motorcycles.

Stolen flowers

This is for the person who stole my flowerpot full of day lilies from near my mailbox. The lilies are from my grandmother's yard in Hornersville, Mo., and they are all I had left of her. Do take care of the flowers and enjoy them as I have done for the past 40 years.

Obama, black voters

Why oh why does 95 percent of the black community continue to support Barack Obama so strongly? It has to be simply because he's black. It can't be because of anything he's done for the black community. He has ignored them just as he's ignored everyone else. The only groups he pays attention to are those special groups whose votes he needs. He knows he has the black vote, so he completely ignores the needs of the black community. Maybe one of these days they will wake up and see him for what he is, just a politician who wants to stay in power and who really doesn't care about anyone but himself.


The new Broadway is beautiful. Hope the mayor and city council like it, as they are probably about the only ones that will be using it. The only time I go downtown is to get car licenses or maybe pay taxes, and then I use Independence Street or William Street. Traffic moves faster on those streets.

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I am a central junior high grandparent and as other grandparents we go to watch our grandkids participate in sports activities. I have been to the last 2 home games and have yet to see my grandchild play!! He is not the only one that has not played. These boys practice just like the other boys so they deserve to play also. I just hope the coaches will think about this and include all the boys in the game so everyone can get experience playing the game of football.

-- Posted by pandabear55 on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 5:06 AM


Your grandkid isn't playing because he's not good enough. Deal with it. You want him to play? Explain to him that he must work harder to become better. That's how life in the real world works. Enough with the entitlement mentality that everyone wins and deserves a trophy. And we wonder why today's generation believes they are entitled to everything, hard work and effort be dammed.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 6:24 AM

obama and blacks

you little tirade about why President Obama still has 95% black support is because he is black. If that were true and he only did things for black people and not all of america, then you really would have something to write about. Yes, we like that the president is african-american, but he is supportive of all americans, regardless of race. He has to do that and he feels that way. If we would do like many blacks which he would do and that is just show concern for only them first for a while, you really would be upset would'nt you. That is what you thought he was going to do and then you would have a argument, but he didn't.

He is going to be re-elected by americans who feel he is the best hoice for them. black, white, asian, doesn't matter the race. Yes, he will have a majority of support from african-americans. Why wouldn't he. He is the first african-american president. You write and act as if you don't even know why. Your post was sneseless and if you fee that way, then what that makes you.....exactly.

-- Posted by kcknown on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 8:53 AM

Don't burn leaves: Don't burn leaves or fields, keep the air clean.

China, free trade: We have to be in bed with China and buy their cheap and poorly made products so they can loan us the money to pay off our interest payments on the deficit. We made this problem by exporting our jobs to China.

Obamanomics: Business/Banks need to be regulated but not to the point of hindering their growth.

47 percent: Was not the 47% meant to be those who live off of entitlements who have no job or a job that does not pay enough to live on (social security not included since its not an entitlement).

Middle class: A student who has a nutritional meal makes a good student.

U.S., Greece: The USA is not Greece but we have to live within our budgets.

University parking: Problem solved by the highly educated University staff.

Stolen flowers: Why do people steal when they can go to a store and buy the flowers at half price this time of year.

Obama, black voters: All politicians want to be elected and then re-elected to stay in power.

Broadway: You can only enjoy Broadway as you drive by because there are no parking spaces to pull into.

You will never regret showing kindness to another person.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 9:20 AM

China free trade: There is only regulated trade. I would prefer free trade between individuals, but that is unlikely to happen.

Obamanomics: The meltdown was caused mostly by banking, and banking is not free market.

U.S., Greece: Both have a debt problem that will not likely be paid off. Yet another central banking caused problem.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 10:07 AM

If you flip a coin three times, what's the probability of getting at least one "tail"?-- Posted by Rɨck on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 12:18 PM

Rick: Depends if the coin has a tail on it.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 1:44 PM

Don't burn leaves,

Please speak to your neighbor personally if you have issues. In fact, its best to get to know them anyway. So burn away, unless personally requested not to do so.


Reaganomics didn't work because it wasn't an economic policy. It was designed to bankrupt the USSR (and it worked). The key problem with Obamanomics is actually the same problem with Reganomics...You can't spend more than you bring in. Mitt has slipped in the polls because he has problems relating to people, not because of mass approval for Obama. Mitt needs to find a new campaign manger/strategy before he alienates the undecided voter.

U.S., Greece

No it won't.

University parking

Are you making a point here? I can't find it

Obama, black voters

You just described every politian.


Again, what is the point?

-- Posted by Rational.Thought on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 2:22 PM

Answer to yesterday's question :

Michael Jackson claims that he modeled his dance moves and vocal styling on which soulful musical performer?

Diana Ross

-- Posted by Guess63 on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 2:57 PM

There are two sides to every coin , no ?-- Posted by Rɨck on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 2:03 PM

Rick: Unless it's a funny coin.

Rick: The Cards just might do it again this year.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 3:33 PM

What was the President's Name in 1975?

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 7:18 PM

Mr. President?

Er, howz bout Gerald Ford? Passkey?

-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 7:43 PM


Now that wasn't very kind. If he wasn't that good, then why was he let on the team in the first place? Even at the Jr. High level they have to "make the cut" for a lack of better words. Perhaps he is't coaches favorite?

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 8:38 PM

Er, howz bout Gerald Ford? Passkey?-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 7:43 PM

fxpwt: Same as is it now - Barack Obama.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 9:25 PM

FreedomFadinFast......Sounds like you are speaking from personal past experience with being a bench sitter or are you just usually unkind?

-- Posted by Bickiestew on Thu, Sep 27, 2012, at 2:39 PM

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