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Speak Out 12/17/12

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nice people here

I want to speak about the police officer in New York who bought shoes for a homeless man. We have a man here in Cape Girardeau who does a lot of things. He helped an old lady whose pipes were frozen. What the man did in New York was nice, but we've got some nice people here.

Leaf system

One needs only to drive around town and observe the ubiquitous piles of leaves on every curb to conclude the city's new leaf system is not working. They should revert to the old system and test new proposed systems.

Emerson replacement

What an incredible surprise that Rep. Emerson is ready to retire after just winning re-election. You mention a lot of people who might be interested in running for her position, but we don't know what they believe in. Is there anyone in this group who believes we should have a balanced budget? If there is, then that's the person I'm for.

Wealth and worries

The caller who said they barely make enough money to be considered wealthy and to raise taxes on this person: I would say if caller is making over $250,000 a year, they are wealthy and shouldn't cry. Many Americans would be happy to make this much money. If you make that much, you have nothing to worry about.

Meaning of Christmas

My hope is for everyone to remember and appreciate the meaning of Christmas. I invite you all to take the time to ask yourselves one question. Is it worth going further into debt to provide those around you with items that they do not need?

Stop complaining

Anyone who complains about their leaves not being picked up on time needs to find a better way to spend their time.


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Stop Complaining

Maybe they could better spend their time picking up their own leaves.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 5:46 AM

Meaning of Christmas: The true story of Christmas is that a man and pregnant woman took off on a vacation and ignored her doctor by going on the trip and when they got to their destination the travel agent had made their reservation for the wrong day and since there wasn't any vacancies in town they could only stay in a stable nearby. During the night 3 homeless men came into the stable to get out of the cold. Also, during the night a group of young men who were taking some sheep to market had to join the group in the stable since their reservations were also messed up. Around midnight the poor woman started to have contractions and all the poor husband could find to help was a nurse staying at the hotel who delivered the baby and all agreed that she was an angel. The sky was ablaze by a star shining brightly overhead and the falling snow bought in another person dressed in red and accompanied by a team of reindeer and I heard him say as he went on his way a new king is born and a merry Christmas to all. (sorry if I offended anyone)

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 7:55 AM

semo471,

That's pretty much the way I remember it.

-- Posted by ksteinhoff on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 8:54 AM

Has your wife ever suggested to you maybe you need something to do... maybe a part time job as a Walmart greeter or something? Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 9:10 AM

Wheels: I might run for Emerson's replacement and then I'll be set for life.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 9:31 AM

$250,000 a year. Net or gross? Consider just current income tax and that munificent figure suddenly becomes $187,500. This does not take into account other Federal withholdings. Then the state gets a share, But wait until next year after Obama gets his unfair share in increases.

That $250,000 gets smaller and smaller and Obama's unfair share gets larger and large.

And there's nothing to complain about? Get serious. Those who approve all the tax inccreases they expect others to pay will never see $250,000 a year on any day they will ever live.

Even worse, consider the figures if that $250,000 is gross and not net. And consider that some of the tax deductions will disappear next year and the figures get even worse. So thank that spendthrift and charlatan in the White House.

-- Posted by voyager on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 9:58 AM

Ms. McCaskill Gun Control is not the issue even when a tragedy happens. People decide to do unrealistic things. Look at what is publicized on television. Crazy person kills several people in McDonalds, school, bus, planes etc. The thought should go to the violence children are always exposed. Tv and video games where children view the world. Parents are disengaged and let children absorb poor sexual and relationships and an overdose of constant crime and murder shows. The video games are addicting and children do not know how to separate fiction from reality. Parental controls need to be place on tv and violent video games should require age appropriate markings. This probably will not eliminate all crazy things happening but I believe this is where much of the violence is coming from in addition to our society allowing gangs. Guns are not the problem. Most citizens who take training, purchase weapons are protecting their families, enjoy hunting and target practice. Every day citizens should not be punished for the choice of an individual making poor choices. We may need to give more mental health care and beef up school security. Personnel in schools need to have a weapon trained teacher to prevent such an incident from taking place. The gun did not go off by itself. The parent made a poor choice of leaving weapons available when she had an unstable child. I have children, we taught them the responsibility and handling and we never had an incident. Most problems come whem parents do not teach their children about danger, circumstances and appropriaate response. If there is something we could do is institute programs to teach children to be responsible with weapons in after school programs with the approval of parents. Get kids away from the computer which is poisoning and undermining morality and community. Boy scouts, girl scouts parental involvement and teaching community skills. We need to take our children back not turn them loose to grow like the weeds in a social media that is destroying them. Regulations are against the first and second amendment. Parental resposibility and community is the key. Do not vote for gun regulations. The gun will alway be available to a person who wants to commit a crime while you are disarming your citizens. NO GUN LAW RESTRICTIONS. Guns ensure freedom from oppressive over regulating governments. That is why the US has remained a free people nation. We need teachers and principles to take weapons training to stop the opportunity of such an incident happening in schools. Be prepared, don't be a victim. My heart and prayers go out to the families who have lost their child to the senseless action taken by one troubled individual who fell through the mental health system radar. His mother had money and could have afforded him treatment which would have prevented this incident. Personal responsibility!

-- Posted by CommunityC4 on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 10:34 AM

I find it amusing how others look at those who make more money than them as they have it easy and not that they earned it and have the same issues as they do. ie;. mortgage, car loans, utilities, etc. I was taught early on if I wanted to get a head I had to be educated and work hard. Many that are less fortunate had the same abilities has I had, but simply did not take advantage of the opportunities that are afforded all of us.

-- Posted by chris51home on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 1:13 PM

Semo471- Just to add to your meaning of Christmas:

And lo,the hordes descended upon the malls to buy "stuff" with money they don't have for people they don't like!

-- Posted by dab1969 on Mon, Dec 17, 2012, at 7:06 PM


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