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Speak Out 11/6/12

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

God's coloring book

Look around at the beautiful fall colors and you can see God's coloring book. Thank you.

Thank you

Thank you, Southeast Missourian, for addressing the ballot issues that we will vote on. I had seen these four items recently on an absentee ballot and was wondering how I could learn more. That weekend (Oct. 21) you gave an easy-to-read synopsis of each issue, as I had hoped you would. Thanks, again.

Casino's impact

The casino's impact might surprise the mayor. Most people will go to the casino, gamble, eat there and leave from there. That is what has happened in all the other towns. I doubt if they have that magic touch that is going to change anything. Look for local businesses, jobs and homes lost. And also marriages.

Broadway parking

If the people who live or work on Broadway would not park in front of their stores there would be plenty of room for customers.


A community survey went out in the Altenburg area. Only certain families or people got them. Will this be representative of how the people feel? The first survey went out with errors and it was not sent to everyone. People here feel their comments will be omitted as well as their input. This was confirmed by two different surveys being sent and to whom it was sent. Was this a waste of money?

Jackson football

Congratulations to the Jackson football team for winning the district! However, Jackson will have to win state every year in order to justify paying the exorbitant salary to its head coach. Do taxpayers realize what their money is funding in Jackson?


How is the city going to snow plow over all that brick work? And it cut down severely on parking spaces. And who is going to keep all those trees trimmed back to keep Broadway clear enough for two cars to meet on the street and for people to walk down it? I feel that money could have been spent much better on putting reflectors on William Street out by the mall and Walmart. On that portion of the highway it is so hard to see the dividing lines at night and especially in the rain.

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Please take time to vote and remember to pray before you vote! God be with our country and the decisions we make!

-- Posted by America First on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 7:06 AM

I went to the casino...spent $3.75 on a hot beer and $20 on a slot machine that I lost in 5 mins. I went, I saw, I left within 30 mins. That was fun.

-- Posted by MINT4U on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 7:45 AM

I thought Jackson lost the game.......

-- Posted by jbpv on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 8:56 AM

You spent $23.75 in a half hour at the caSINo, so that would be $47.50 per hour or $380.00 for an 8-hour shift or $1,520.00 for a 40 hour week. Nice pay if you can get it.

Multiply that by the average number of people in the casino at any given time. Now you know why they spent so much on getting a casino in Cape.

-- Posted by CNN_MAN on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 9:19 AM

Wheels for President

Dug for Chief of Staff

Me'Lange for Secretary of State

Rick for Secretary of Defense

Howdy for Secretary of Labor

Regret for Secretary of Transportation

That is the way I voted today. Just kidding got to have a little humor out of all of this fiasco.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 9:21 AM

Voting precinct was busier than normal, but still no waiting. License to gripe has been successfully renewed, although the written test was a bit lengthy. :-)

Things that make ya go hmmmm - given the variety of large hardware-type stores available within the city limits, why is a City of Cape truck even at Buchheit's?

-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 10:37 AM

Another thing that made me go, hmm - what's with some of the county road speed limit signs now sporting a recently-applied tag "Ord. No. 35-01", "Ord. No. 12-01", etc.? Figure it has something to do with making things official - http://www.semissourian.com/story/187002..., just didn't figure an additional tag would be involved.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 10:52 AM

.Rick. - the silence of the phone is almost deafening today. :-)

Talking Caller-ID has got my vote (ar,ar,ar) for one of the slickest ideas in recent history. Saved me many a launch out of the EZ-chair or dash from far parts of the house solely to see if the call was worth answering.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 10:57 AM

With 0 out of 30 Cape County precincts reporting - it looks like everything is tied up across the board. Oh, the suspense! :-)~


-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 3:34 PM

Tue. Nov. 6, anything going on today that I should know?

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 3:44 PM

Is today election day? Guess need to go out and vote.....BTW who is running for President?

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 3:59 PM

Wheels: When we got back into the USA a couple of weeks ago, I asked the Customs Agent "is the election over", he almost didn't let us back in.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 4:17 PM

Well Wheels, are you ready for this night we all have been waiting for a long time for this moment to arrive. Voter turn out today one of the largest in history "We The People" are about to speak. All my democrat friends it has been a battle with you guys on here at times, but hey all of us are Americans and dam proud of it. Talk to you after the checker flag fly's.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 5:04 PM

Wheels, it has been a long battle and it is all about over. I feel very strongly that Mitt will win this tonight.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 5:55 PM

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 9:21 AM

Swamp: Who is the VP? Swamp?

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 8:35 PM

If I ever held political office, and had an affinity for fruit - I would choose impairment over impeachment. :-)~

-- Posted by fxpwt on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 8:59 PM

Wheels: Do you smoke cigars?

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 9:02 PM

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