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Speak Out 1/7/13

Monday, January 7, 2013

Right to work

Missouri will not become a right-to-work state because we have a Democrat governor controlled by the unions. Michigan and Indiana have passed it, and now jobs and businesses are flocking to those states. We need right-to-work in Missouri.

Dirt crazy

I am hearing more about Obamacare that frightens me to death. Anybody who thinks Obama is for the common people are crazy as dirt.

County budget

If the Cape County Commissioners can't live within their budget, they shouldn't try to bust the budget I'm living in. Don't blame me for your overspending.

Puppy dump

This is for a lady who two nights ago threw a puppy out in West Lane in Jackson. We have a dog now. My daughter picked it up. It's a Chihuahua mix with rat terrier. It would have frozen to death. If I was still in law enforcement, I would have followed you and arrested you. There is no sense of treating an animal that way.

Spending suggestion

I wish politicians would take into consideration all the people they represent, not just certain groups like recreational, dog parks and other projects. Who decided $6 million worth of land from Southeast to develop? Can't businesses buy their own land any more? Our city officials are looking for ways to spend casino money. Why not pay off the water center to make water bills go down for all citizens? Then use it for park improvement and upkeep. Ameren's going to raise their rates so where does it end? The taxes and casino money should be used to help citizens to afford to live in Cape Girardeau.

Where there's smoke

Do the people who burn leaves and smoke from fireplaces and tobacco ever consider that their neighbors might not enjoy having their houses and cars smell like smoke? Is it only for their self-gratification? Thank you.

Loud and stupid

As of today the FCC is putting a ban on loud commercial ads on TV. If they could only ban the stupid ones.

Pay raise

Since the city is doing so well with casino money, how about giving the city workers a much needed and overdue pay raise?

Limbaugh for Congress

I was thinking since Emerson is leaving office, maybe someone like David Limbaugh should run for the job. He's always quite opinionated on what should be done in Washington. He should step up and do it instead of just talking about it.

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Let's pass right to work in Mo and go back to $5.00 a day and no benefits. Those were the good old days.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 5:55 AM

Right to work: Every worker should have a choice to join a union or not to join.

Dirt crazy: Wish I had a hundred acres of dirt.

Puppy dump: Why didn't you follow her or got her plate nbr. and report it to the authorities.

Spending suggestion & Pay raise: The money should be spent on a project to lower the cost of living for it's citizens.

Loud and stupid: The ads keeps your TV viewing free.

Limbaugh for Congress: Who, and do we care.

This week will seem like springtime in SEMO.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 7:13 AM

So now people should feel bad about having a fire in their own fireplace? O.o

-- Posted by ZU on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 10:37 AM

Bravo for picking up the puppy and giving it a home :)! Obamacare scares me too...wasn't that Nancy Pelosi that said "we have to pass it so you can see what's in it"??? I am sure whatever lines the pockets of the politicians and CEO's the most is what's in it.

-- Posted by MINT4U on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 12:06 PM

You know, I started paying more attention to politics, the economy, and healthcare in the past year (I am in my early thirties). Yikes, what a mess. I often feel helpless as to what I can do to make a difference.

-- Posted by MINT4U on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 2:39 PM

Actually , nobody , not the President , not the Congress , and definitely no citizen , knows what all is in the Affordable Act -- it is 10 years worth of provisions with no concerns regarding their ramifications .Posted by .Rick Lately on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 12:58 PM

Rick: I started reading the Affordable Act on 12/21/12 while waiting for the world to end. Since it didn't I am now on page 80 and at the rate I am reading should have it read completely in 10 yrs. Then I will be glad to answer your questions about the Act.

MINT4U: Keep paying attention to politics, the economy, and healthcare.....then will you are as old as the rest of us you will say what the he** are the stupids in Washington doing now.

Wheels: Who are they rooting for down there in the big game tonight?

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 7:48 PM

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 7:48 PM. then will you are as old as the rest of us. Should be: when you are as old as the rest of us

Wheels: Since you are in Alabama and Alabama is playing Notre Dame my question did not need an answer ;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 8:37 PM

Borrowed from a Facebook friend: You may have heard that Hostess Bakery plants shut down due to a workers'strike. But you may not have heard how it was split up. The State Department hired all the Twinkies, the Secret Service hired all the HoHos, the generals are sleeping with the Cupcakes, and the voters sent all the Ding Dongs to Congress.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 9:52 PM

Link to article re health care in Cape Girardeau: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/r...

Why hasn't anything appeared in the SE Missourian?

-- Posted by dmt49 on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 8:41 AM

The Constitution and Bill of Rights are documents that have kept this country and citizens free from tyranical government intrusion. People, stop letting your rights be encroached upon. It is not the government to tell you what is correct speech not what caliber gun you should have. The problem is we have been ingesting foods and medicines that have affected the minds of many causing poor decision making. The goverment has been closing mental institutions for years and now we are seeing the effects. Citizens should not be stripped of their rights for the minority criminal, mentally impaired and poor parental decisions about locking up weapons.

Losing a family member no matter what the reason is an unbearable experience. We cannot remove knives, cars, airplanes nor guns to prevent an violent act from taking place. It is people who take these actions that should be punished or institutionalized. Criminals will not be buying guns at shows or gun shops. The problem still exists as if a person is determined to commit a crime, chances are they will find a way. The government wants your guns (Fast & Furious) International Gun Ban Treaty, Homeland Security. The events that give them an excuse to take bites out of you rights is evident. It is an AR15 now will it be your shotgun on the next incident if that weapon was involved? Think about it!

-- Posted by CommunityC4 on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 1:08 PM

Lot's of dirty people just elected a president. SHAME on you for name calling.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 6:14 AM

For a year or more the stop light at Lambert and Siemers in front of Target has not been detecting vehicles at this intersection. I understand the City Of Cape knows about it but won't replace the card so that it works properly. Another instance of our taxes not being spent to fix what we have which won't get the city politicians any votes. Not enough fluff don't you see.

-- Posted by 1Eagle on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 6:26 AM

Speak Out again is not updated zzzzzzzzzzzz

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 8:13 AM

Your president wants to again exceed his auspicies of power and ban guns by executive order because he knows Congress values their jobs too much. Are we going to send a message we will not tolerate the infringement of the Second Amendment?

-- Posted by CommunityC4 on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 3:16 PM

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