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Speak Out 9/26/12

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gas prices

When are our gasoline prices coming down? Based on wholesale market prices, our regular gasoline should be about $3.20 per gallon vs. $3.619. When we are getting gouged more than 10 percent, the state attorney general will get involved. It is that time.

Kind words

In regards to the individual commenting on being offended by being called "hon" or "sweetie": This is Southeast Missouri. Those terms are used in kindness, not disrespect. If you don't like it, leave.

Jews, Obama

The Jewish community supports President Obama because they recognize he is not a warmonger with a hair trigger mentality that might lead to an unjustified war against Iran.

Romney's comment

Mitt Romney's writing off 47 percent of the population seems puzzling in the light of the proof that many in this group fit the Republican profile: senior citizens who rely solely on Social Security, people who work for a living but qualify for earned income tax credits, and many others. I certainly don't consider these citizens moochers and parasites.

Obama's reaction

Regarding the comment made about the attack on our U.S. embassy in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012: Obama received three days' notice that there might be an attack. He did nothing to strengthen security in the embassy. Is this the kind of administration we want safeguarding our nation for the next four years?

Blame Congress

In the twilight of President Barack Obama's first term, many polls, including a new Quinnipiac University tri-state survey of likely voters, show that most Americans say they are not better off than they were four years ago. But in those same polls, the president retains his edge over challenger Mitt Romney. This isn't the fault of the President. It is the fault of the no-good-for-nothing Congress that has less than a 10 percent approval rating and has done nothing to help the country. They are only out to help themselves and the 1 percent billionaires and millionaires.

Campaign cash

Mitt Romney may be beset by controversy and behind in most polls, but he and his armada of allies still have plenty of one thing that could help them prevail over President Obama and win the White House: money. The GOP presidential campaign and conservative outside groups will bring significant cash into the race's final weeks, enabling them to blitz the nation's airwaves in support of Romney. That's a new wrinkle in a race that has seen Romney outspent by Obama in most swing states. Though Romney has raised more cash overall than Obama, some was for party committees and much of the money he raised for his own campaign was designated for the general election. That meant it could not be spent until he officially became the nominee last month.

Economy stabilizing

They report that the economy shows signs that it has bottomed out. Taken as a whole, however, analysts say the latest census data provide wide-ranging evidence of a stabilizing U.S. economy. Coming five years after the housing bust, such a leveling off would mark an end to the longest and most pernicious economic decline since World War II. Republicans keep blaming everything on Obama. However, if you read the facts it says the housing bust started five years ago. He hasn't even finished his first four years. So it looks like it falls back on their man Bush, who they will not mention or blame.

Obama's priorities

What is going on? Who is this guy in our White House? How long can the Obama supporters continue to pretend that he is doing his job as president? He cannot meet with Benjamin Netanyahu at the most critical time for our strongest ally? And yet he can attend fancy fundraisers with movie stars and rock stars and can go on David Letterman -- and even meet with a pirate, for crying out loud. And now it appears that he is going to meet with the radical new president of Egypt. What alternate universe are we living in? When did the United States decide to turn its back on its historical allies and begin to schmooze with radical Islam?

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Coconut- obviously non of them can admit Obama has failed . That would suggest intelligence.

-- Posted by Moonchild64 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 12:30 AM

" people who work for a living but qualify for earned income tax credits, and many others. I certainly don't consider these citizens moochers and parasites."


-- Posted by Reasoning on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 5:37 AM

-- Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 4:46 AM

As a country dwelling, potentially redneck, I am offended by your characterization of "backwoods, redneck thinking".

I don't much like the "love it or leave" it stance, if how you are addressed is of importance, speak up, no one knows if you don't say something.

OK, I'm not really offended, I just think it is an unfair characterization.

-- Posted by 356 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 5:38 AM

Blame Congress

10% approval rating? False. 95% of congressional incumbents will be re-elected, proving the people are extremely happy with congress and approve of their actions/inactions.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 7:56 AM

Gas prices: The Oil companies has us all trained to just suck it up and pay whatever the pump price is. Are they paying more in taxes from all this profit making.....no they get credits for oil exploration so they can charge us more for a gallon of gas.

Kind words: Well "sweetie" or "hon" keep it to yourself, I don't care for your fake words and if you don't like my opinion just leave and head South.

Jews, Obama: We will be at war with Iran by years end.

Romney's comment: Once and for all Social Security is not an entitlement we and our employers have paid into it for years. If the "99%" people can receive credits off of there income tax returns so be it, what is good (credits)for the 1% is good for all.

Obama's reaction: All of our official buildings and there personnel should be protected at all times and use reasonable force to see that this is done, if not get out of that country.

Blame Congress: Also include the President in the blame for not getting anything done.

Campaign cash: Is this "redistribution" of wealth?

Economy stabilizing: It is both Bush and Obama's fault that we all have suffered these last 5 yrs.

Obama's priorities: The Bible states that at the "End Times" that Israel will stand alone, looks like we are at that point in time.

Posted by 356 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 5:38 AM

356: You might be a Redneck if you read speakout and make comments on this forum.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 7:57 AM

-- Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 6:29 AM

I'm crushed I tell ya, crushed.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 7:57 AM

Man ain't that the truth. Now I'm gonna go grease my tractor, clean my guns and rotate the tars on my pickup.

-- Posted by 356 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 8:38 AM

Kind words...Wrong-o there bedpan breathe! Those terms of endearment are nothing more than habitual patronizing platitudes handed out by doleful amoebics.

Romney's comment...so, what, two weeks later your pea brain finally has Mitt's statement analyzed and so you puke your nonsense out here? Thanks a lot.

Economy stabilizing..."Hellllooooo!...Is there anybody in there?...Just nod if you can hear me...Is there ANYone at home?" (Tks PF)

-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 8:44 AM

Kind Words

I don't know why people are getting so wrapped around the axle on this. I have literally spent months at a time in a hospital and couldn't care less about names etc., on my last visit of much longer duration than I wanted, every time someone came into my room, I had to repeat my full name and date of birth as well as have my wrist band scanned by all but custodial and food service.

I couldn't keep track of who was who and the nurses, therapists, nurse aides, student nurses sure didn't have time to worry about using my name, Mr. or any variation. The hun, sweetie, etc., was just a convenience for them. Maybe some meant it, but quality of care was my only concern.

If your life is such that this is a major concern then I envy you.

-- Posted by 356 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 9:02 AM

-- Posted by Coconut Telegraph on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 12:25 AM


-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 9:35 AM

Gas Prices

What is your research based on?

Jews, Obama

Israel does not fear war.

Romeny's Comments

The question is, was this just a poor choice of words, or does he really believe what he says? I really don't think he sees soldiers fighting for our country to be greedy moochers, but he does a terrible job explaining himself.

-- Posted by Rational.Thought on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 9:35 AM

Gas prices

When are our gasoline prices coming down?

I don't know. Maybe when the consumer refuses to pay the current price?

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 10:00 AM


Is the answer: Limburger Cheese?

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 11:50 AM

Todd Akin will not represent women or middle class families. I know many of us are tiring of political rhetoric and such. But, Missourians need to consider these facts about Todd Akins extreme right agenda:

Todd Akin wants to privatize Social Security and end Medicare as we know it. That means that you are your loved one will receive a small "voucher" to "buy" insurance at an age when no insurance company will accept pre-existing conditions and you will be paying an extra 6,000 a year, if you can find an insurance company who will accept you. Your or your loved one will not be able to receive care through a nursing home because Medicare will not be providing this anymore. Todd Akin quantifies "rape" and insists that a women's body has a way of taking care of the horrible action. That is not only a stupid, unscientific remark, it is simply untruthful as much of the rheteric he spouts. He wants to cut Pell Grants which offer affordable college to those who are trying to do better in life. He also would cut spending for Medicaid. Missourians: wake up and vote for Claire who will fight for middle class families.

-- Posted by cballs on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 5:00 PM

Claire will not fight for the middle class any more or less than akin. I'll not vote for either.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 5:41 PM

Rick: Have you seen the schedule for the remaining 6 games.....3 with Wash and 3 with Cin. The Cards had better win tonight and drink some vitamin juice for these up coming games.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 8:40 PM

Wheels: Good to see that you woke up from your nap.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 9:20 PM

Todd Akin will fight much more for middle class than Claire. Don't know about any of you who are in the middle class, but if we keep more of our own monies instead of the trillions that were doled out by Obama, we wouldn't be in the fix we are in. Although Akin stumbled on one word, he was correct in that when a woman is terrorized by an act such as rape, the acids and chemicals in her body raise to such a high level that 99 percent of the time her body will not allow the pregnancy. I only wish those same acids would give her super strength to take care of her assailant!

-- Posted by jade turner on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 9:53 PM

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