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Speak out 12/26/12

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fiscal cliff

I hope we do go over the fiscal cliff. Think about it, a United States with no more welfare checks, food stamps and handouts.

Emerson resignation

I am absolutely furious with the timing of Emerson's decision to step down as representative. There is no way she couldn't have known she was going to do this before the election. Even though I usually vote Republican, I've never trusted her. This is going to cost the taxpayers a lot of money. Thank you, Rep. Emerson.

Jensen column

What a wonderful article in the paper by Michael Jensen. It should have been put on the front page where it could have been read by every person. You cannot cure poverty only through charity if the people have not been talked to on how to take on their responsibilities.

Justice system

It's really sad how our justice system is. There have been so many robberies around the city but when the cops do find who does it, they spend a few days in jail, go before a judge and all they get is two to five years supervised probation and they're let out on the streets to do it all over again. I know a minor who stole a vehicle when he was drunk and high with no driver's license. And what did he get? Only five years supervised probation. This is not right.

Politicized statement

When anti-gun control advocates say this is not the time to politicize the elementary school massacre, that, in and of itself, is a political statement designed to lull the general public into allowing time to pass so it will be less motivated to sustain a concerted effort to try do anything that might lessen the chances of these ongoing slaughters.

NRA stance

More than 70 percent of NRA members want the gun show loophole closed and background checks. Don't be fooled by what the NRA leadership says. In this instance, it is not representative of its members.

More suicides

I said a month or two ago that the politicians need to quit holding out for the 2 percent and help the middle class, as there are going to be more suicides than ever. That wasn't put in the paper, but now it is becoming headlines in the news reports.

Assault weapons

While the horrors of the Newtown massacre are fresh on everyone's mind, I think it is time for our country to have a real discussion about assault- type weapons. These are not "arms" but weapons of mass destruction and should only be in the hands of the military. Obviously they are too easy to obtain by people who are sick and then use them with unbelievably tragic results.

Fed takeover

Apparent states'-rights conservatives have contradicted their own political philosophy by in effect recommending that Medicaid expansion be rejected by the state of Missouri and, by default, turned over to the federal government.

Practical politics

David Limbaugh is frustrated and, understandably so. The Republican Party is in the process of repudiating Limbaugh and his failed policy recommendations. The GOP seems, thankfully, to be moving into a more practical and less ideologically driven conservatism. The influence of Limbaugh and his cohorts has taken a catastrophic hit from which there will be no recovery.

Follow the dots

Why is it that nobody in Cape Girardeau seems to be able to follow the dotted lines when getting off the interstate at exit 96. I have almost been run over many times by people that cross over into the wrong turn lane. If you are exiting and are in the far right turn lane, if you notice, you should be turning into the far right lane. If you are in the left side turn lane, you are actually supposed to be turning into the center lane on William Street. The extra lane on the left I guess can add confusion, but still yet, there are dotted lines painted that show you right where to go. I hope that in the future, more people will notice that and I will have to see less near misses in the future.

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What a blast of cold air and snow. Good to just stay in, drink coffee,and checkout the Internet.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 7:39 AM

Fiscal cliff: Don't forget to add higher interest rates due to the USA lower credit rating.

Jensen column: For some folks whose parents lived on welfare, that's all they know and expect it for themselves. Like all other "addicts" they need help in order to kick the habit.

Justice system: The jails are full, do you want your taxes to pay for his room and board.

More suicides: Suicides know no boundaries, they just need help and sometimes it might take as little as acknowledging that they do exist.

Assault weapons: Just quit making the ammo for the assault guns, then they can only be used as clubs.

Follow the dots: Some drivers think they rule the roads and to heck with the other drivers.

Blame the snow storm on the Mayans.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 7:57 AM

Assault weapons: Just quit making the ammo for the assault guns, then they can only be used as clubs.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 7:57 AM

Ammo used in "Assault Weapons" are not unique and are used for sporting rifles as well. So called "Assault Weapons" are used for sporting purposes.

As pointed out many, many times, a true Assault Weapon is a select fire weapon capable of fully automatic or semi-automatic fire and is covered under the NFA anc closely regulated needing a Class III license from BATFE.

-- Posted by 356 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 8:38 AM

To today's youth , live as young and foolishly as long as you can , do not be rushed into anything so fast ... Posted by .Rick Lately on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 9:52 AM

Rick: Wise words......

Wheels: Got back from St. Louis and had Christmas at our other daughters house on the way back. Got home as the rain/snow first started. Snow range from 1 in. to 1.5 ft. in drifts.

Posted by 356 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 8:38 AM

356: I stand corrected.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 10:15 AM

Wheels: Better to be T-1 and holding then to have to abort.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 10:55 AM

Rick: Sikeston got around 6 in. It's wet and roads are passable. Yesterday I-55 had been applied with liquid salt and beet juice.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:14 AM

we are at T-1 and holding at the moment.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 10:20 AM

Lucky Man!!!!

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 11:45 AM

Wheels is launching to the south in a temporary holding pattern right now, just as soon as the countdown resumes mission control will advise Wheels to prepare for launch south bound and down.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 1:33 PM

I hear that Wheels have a safe trip and will see you back here when the weather warms up. Wheels do me a favor and take Caddy with you. You can drop him off between Greenvile and Vicksburg.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:17 PM

I thank you for the invite Wheels know the Flying J well @ Matthews. As much as we run on the road with the business I couldn't guarantee I would be in the bootheel area when you called. Tomorrow all of them will be back and everything back to normal going crazy. Keep us posted my friend

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 3:02 PM

Well Rick no surprise to me regarding the very weak economy. All of the doom and gloom from the media all the time which by the way comes from both sides. The White House and Congress fighting constantly every day. Nothing will improve until all of the fighting and bickering stops and people learn how to resolve problems together for the betterment of the country and not for there own political personal gain.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 3:40 PM

BHO is coming back early from his $4 million holiday to give all of us the final shove off the cliff. This is working out perfectly. He gets to raise taxes on everyone and blame it on Republicans. He is just following his mentor George Soros' plan to bankrupt the USA.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 7:45 PM

Sioux Nation winter sit-down , JAN9-JAN12 , at PC37 Pine Ridge-- Posted by .Rick Lately on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 2:59 PM

Rick: I'm having my "sit-down" tomorrow, tired.

Wheels: Let me know when you are heading for Flying J and if we're not out spending money foolishly I'll let you buy the coffee.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Dec 26, 2012, at 9:23 PM

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