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Speak Out 11/11/12

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Role models?

Two pictures recently appeared in area newspapers that bother me to no end. One was in the Southeast Missourian showing the mayor of Cape throwing out the dice on a table in the new casino the day it opened. The other one, in the Southern Illinoisan, was of President Obama campaigning in New Hampshire in a bar, and reaching for his beer on the bar. I ask you, what kind of a signal does this send to our youth for these officials to be throwing dice and reaching for a beer? This is not displaying a good role model for youth. I would think the mayor of Cape could have been photographed doing something else at the opening rather than throwing dice.

Raises, taxes

A year ago there was enough money in Cape Girardeau County that officials voted themselves raises. Now they are in need of money and want to raise taxes on county residents.

Rescue line

Mitt Romney threw us a rescue line, and we kicked it away.

Romney, Trump

Gov. Romney's gracious concession speech was much welcomed and stands in sharp contrast to Donald Trump's psychotic call for revolution. Hopefully, Republican and Democratic officeholders around the nation will heed Gov. Romney's words and renew a much needed sense of bipartisanship.

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Mitt hung himself and Ryan with that rope.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 6:06 AM

Role models: What would you have had the mayor to do.....park the cars. What's wrong with drinking a beer? In Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here.

Raises, taxes: Cut back expenses then if needed raise taxes and freeze their salaries.

Rescue line: Help, Help someone throw me a line....rats too short.

Romney, Trump: That's why "The Donald" should never run for President.

Thanks to all the Veterans!

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 7:30 AM

Raises,Taxes: Cut the SB40 wasted taxes and vote in a charter government and get rid of the commissioners salaries,pensions,county cars.

-- Posted by DDparent on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 11:51 AM

"the happy little children see mommy and daddy's lottery tickets on the breakfast bar, so lay off our fine mayor...and these same little ones see the six pack of cold beer right beside the gallon of whole milk in the refrigerator, so "cheers" to our president..."

-- Posted by tennisnut on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 5:44 PM

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