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Speak Out 10/5/12

Friday, October 5, 2012

Race, politics

I agree with the Speak Out caller who expressed frustration because some voters will vote for a presidential candidate on the basis of race. However, we simply must face up to the fact that a certain segment of the electorate will vote for Mitt Romney because he's white.

Great show

I saw "Grease" at the River Campus on Saturday night with my family, and it rocked! The place was packed. Best show yet. Congrats to everyone involved.

Middle class

The middle class has been buried the last four years, which is why we need a change in November. Not because of the president, but because of the Republican members of Congress. They have not done one thing the past four years to help America.

Moron vote

We've come a long way. Back in the Reagan days, Rush and others on the right were expressing great faith in the wisdom of the common man. Now that President Obama may win a second term, Rush has taken to saying the president's campaign is seeking the "moron vote."

'Grease'

My friends told me that the River Campus production of "Grease" was a little racy, but they also said I had to see it. Well, I saw it and I loved it. There was so much energy up there. Everybody jumped to their feet cheering at the end of the show. This production was more like the movie than other versions I have seen, and it was just as good as the film. That director and choreographer are wonderful. And those actors were so good, I can't believe they're students. Overall, I would give this production of Grease a huge thumbs up! 10 out of 10. Congratulations, everyone!

Domestic violence

I am by no means speaking against breast cancer awareness because I as a woman realize that it affects many women. Prevention is key, but why is no one talking about it being domestic violence month also? Every nine seconds a woman is killed at the hand of her abuser. My own mother was shot in the back with an arrow by my father, and now he's serving 25 years. She is gone now, but I am just wanting this cause to be recognized and paid serious attention to.

Jensen column

President Obama may be our last, best hope to reverse it. Ironically, the accurately depicted dwindling middle class to which columnist Mike Jensen refers and about which he expresses concerns results from a decades-long adoption of trickle-down economic policies espoused by the likes of Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer, Ronald Reagan and, yes, Mike Jensen.


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Race, politics: "A certain segment of the electorate will vote for Mitt Romney because he's white." The same is true that a certain segment of the electorate will vote for Obama because he is not white.

Middle class: We keep America going and are the only ones paying our share of taxes.

Moron vote: If you vote a straight party ticket, you might be a moron voter.

Domestic violence: Men or women should not suffer domestic violence, if you are subject to violence get out of that relationship fast.

Jensen column: Jensen who, and why does anybody care about what he thinks.

Cards and the Braves battle tonight.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 9:05 AM

Domestic violence cost my daughter her life last year. Boyfriend got off due to the coroner saying that she commited suicide however coroner did not explain why she was laying in a pool of blood and there was nothing in her toxic report. Boyfriend got a slap on the wrist for the beating in January and take a class to control his anger. My daughter tried to get an order of protection but the court said they could not find him to serve him. Boyfriend would not leave her alone sending text and following her, I tried to get her to move into my house but she did not want to leave her home. If you are in that kind of relationship get out and never look back, I only wish my daughter had told me that this guy was beating her before it was too late.

-- Posted by Guess63 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 9:36 AM

Posted by Guess63 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 9:36 AM

Guess63: Sorry to hear of your loss. Agree with you that anyone in a bad relationship should seek help and get out of it fast.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 10:04 AM

Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 10:55 AM

Wheels: Your Best Friend must be a saint for putting up with you for 55 years ;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 11:31 AM

We also saw Grease on Sunday afternoon. I agree, it was done very well and these students are amazing. However, was the blue language really neccessary? That wasn't in the original movie. I'm not a prude but there were children in the audience. Just saying maybe that should have been considered or maybe parents should have checked before bringing a child.

Regarding Breast Cancer Awareness......I agree. I am in remission fron colon cancer and you never see any hoopla over that. There is never a day or month set aside for that cancer. It's always pink, pink, pink. Why is that?

-- Posted by Bickiestew on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 2:34 PM

Rick: You watching the game? Cards 6, Braves 2 bottom of 7th.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 6:25 PM

Cards win it, 6 to 3.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 7:42 PM

Wheels, learning early on when to say "Yes mam, you're right,dear" works wonders for long relationships.

-- Posted by voyager on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 9:02 PM

cocoanut, we are still paying for Bushs wars......

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 6:39 AM

Dexterite, and we shall be forever paying for Obama's debt.

-- Posted by voyager on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 8:41 AM

I already voted and I didn't see Bush on the ballot anywhere. Some people sound just like my kids blaming each other when something happens.

-- Posted by 356 on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 9:35 AM

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 12:09 PM

Wheels, all I ever remember hearing was: he/she started it, he/she hit me first, it's his/her fault... My oldest is 48 now.

-- Posted by 356 on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 12:54 PM

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 2:47 PM

Yep, seven grand kids and they are a hoot.

-- Posted by Rɨck on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 4:19 PM

We had four, so there was always someone to point the finger at.

-- Posted by 356 on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 4:43 PM

I have none and haven't the foggiest notion what any of you are talking about.

-- Posted by voyager on Sat, Oct 6, 2012, at 9:39 PM


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