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Speak Out 11/12/12

Monday, November 12, 2012

Obama's victory

At least in part, I see President Obama's victory as a total repudiation of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and all of right-wing talk radio, Fox TV, and, by far, most importantly, the content on the Opinion page of the Southeast Missourian.

Foreign aid

Isn't it about time we stopped the foreign aid to other countries? No. 1, we can no longer afford it; No. 2, where are they when we have a disaster? I am so sick of the TV ads saying send money to the hungry children overseas, when we have children here in this country, even right here in this city, going to bed hungry. It is time we took care of our own and let the other countries do the same. As the old saying goes, "Charity begins at home."

Voting problems

I can't believe all the corruption that is going on with our elections. This all needs to be stopped. There should be a nationwide set of rules that every state has to go by. Now every state has different rules and some have been changing them to better a candidate. Also, there is false information getting out to the voters. If there was one set of rules for all states, then everybody would know how and when to vote. There should be plenty of time for people to be able to vote. There are problems with the electronic voting machines being reported. Maybe the best is paper ballots with ink pens. The elections have become a thing of who has the most money and who can buy the votes.

Fed up

I have about had it with Scott City schools and their double standards for students at their school. The special needs kids get overlooked all the time and the parents are blamed when the school doesn't hold up their end of IEP plans and goals. I am so fed up.

Early voting

Why should people vote before election day except for absentee ballots? What if the person you vote for died, or what if you died? How can things be right? What is going on in our country?

Postage price

The caller must be richer than me because I think 45 cents for a stamp is enough, and it's time to put a freeze on it. I certainly think 45 cents is enough.

Consulate attack

I have worried about the state of our country for quite some time. I've been upset since the embassy was attacked. I think the president is responsible for the death of the ambassador and those men. He was told three days before that they needed reinforcements and he paid them no attention and went about his campaigning. He is a liar from the start.

Campaign finance

Is Boehner going to put on a big tear-jerking show like he did the last time? It sure is a surprise of him getting elected again, as he was the big leader of the 10 percent club and tax cuts for the 1 percent. But with the Supreme Court letting all the big corporations finance campaigns, it is no wonder. Money buys anything, but not happiness. The Supreme Court let the people down.

Inside voices

I just read a Speak Out about food for thought. When you go to a restaurant and you're having a meal and you have friends come and join you, please remember that you are all in a public place and not in the privacy of your own home where people around you are trying to enjoy a meal. I've always taught my children to use inside voices at the dinner table and they've taught that to my grandchildren. Please don't get too loud at restaurants.


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Obama won,,Rush lost, early and absentee voting, if you die before election day coroner contacts county clerk office and your ballot is removed. I checked this out,,and your name is on the outside of the sealed election ballot.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 6:15 AM

A poem from 1949 written by Represetative Clarence J Brown concerning the passage of the welfare system ---still true today:

Father, must I go to work?

No my lucky son.

We're living now on Easy Street

On dough from Washington.

We've left it up to Uncle Sam,

So don't get exercised.

Nobody has to give a ****

We've all been subsidized.

But if Sam treats us all so well

And feeds us milk and honey,

Please Daddy, tell me what the hell

He's going to use for money.

Don't worry, Bub, there's not a hitch

In this here noble plan

He simply soaks the filthy rich

And helps the common man.

But, Father, won't there come a time

When they run out of cash

And we have left them not a dime

When things will go to smash?

My faith in you is shrinking, son,

You nosy little brat;

You do too **** much thinking, sos,

To be a Democrat.

-- Posted by America First on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 7:02 AM

Me'Lange they should have seen us back in the day in the pits at Cape Arena. That is just part of racing at times, tempers do flare can't be no worse then bench clearings during a major leauge baseball game.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 1:48 PM

Looks to me like Gordon was helping his teammate Johnson by getting rid of the competition....IMO Gordon should have to sit out the last race of the season.

Swamp: Back in the day, Chaffee had a hard driving racer at the Cape Arena....enjoyed watching the races there.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Nov 12, 2012, at 5:17 PM


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