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Speak out 1/15/13

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Park lights

We recently drove through the Cape Girardeau County Park lights tour and enjoyed the Christmas lights and displays. It was awesome, gets better every year. God bless everyone who put something up.

School monitors

I am 85. Many years ago in high school in St. Louis we had football players at every door and called them monitors. You would not go in or out without clearance. That was all day at school, and I felt safe.

Moral decay

Shootings are the results of a society that teaches anything is OK and we no longer believe in right and wrong. Liberals never let a crisis go to waste. Therefore, ban the guns and let the shooters have defenseless victims. We have to be able to defend ourselves. Socialism destroys morals, ethics and the financial foundation of a society and then it becomes a police state. Either we stand for freedom or we will lose it.

Violent games

Are we still thinking violent video games and movies don't affect our children in a negative way? Think again.

Background checks

Once again, the far right is out of touch with the American people and their rapidly evolving views in favor of some sensible gun control legislation, such as universal background checks. People like Rush Limbaugh are fast tracking the crack-up of the Republican Party, probably intentionally.

Paper bias

The Southeast Missourian's bias is often very clear, but some reporters really need to remember that they are reporters, not editorialists. Erin Ragan frequently lets her bias show. Perhaps she thinks she's being cute or she's trying to write an attention-grabbing opening, but she continually takes cheap shots or makes little digs. Her latest target is a man I didn't vote for, but her opening lines were ridiculous: "Did you think he was done? It's politics, so Jason Crowell can't just sit on the sidelines. Only a few hours had passed ..." Ragan needs to learn at least some modicum of professionalism.

Tax increase

I just got my first paycheck of the new year. Thank you, Mr. Obama, for your lies that there would be no tax increase for the middle class. I am very middle class, and let me tell you, we have been socked with an increase. You may say, oh, you won't ever miss that. Well, yes, I will, because everything else has gone through the roof since he got in, including gas, which has doubled. And health care has exploded.


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You are uninformed.....the temporary 2% cut in social security was not renewed this year. There are no new taxes, you're just paying what you had a break not paying. If you must place blame.....try congress!

-- Posted by bball15 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 8:52 AM

School monitors: Sad to say but things have changed since you were in school. It wouldn't work today, what would a football player do with a person pointing a gun at them.....throw a football at them.

Moral decay: Moral decay as well as tooth decay has been here for a long time and it will be unless we turn around and remember what is right and wrong and brush your teeth every day.

Violent games: I see no need for these violent games, some kids can't separate the video world from the real world.

Tax increase: The increase was due to the ending of the tax holiday....thank Congress for not extending it.

Hold your guns tight the V.P. and Pres. are trying to control what we buy and when we can use them.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 8:55 AM

Obama showed his true colors at his news conference/lecture. He is a childish narcisist that has no use for anyone with an opposing view. Call the Republicans the "Party of No",but listen to Obama tell the press he will not negotiate. The country was just put through the nastiest election of mudslinging and name calling and Obama is still in campaign mode. He is under the delusion that a 1.2% win gives him the power to ignore almost half the people that don't accept his policies. He is a pouter and whiner that never hesitates to name call,browbeat and throw out that deck of race cards when cornered. That recent tax increase can be debated on what it is and how it got implemented but the fact is he promised no new taxes for the middle and lower class,period. I am sure there are those that rejoice the income tax hikes on upper incomes but what they will never get through their heads is that a tax on one group is a tax on everyone. With the current tax laws does anyone with a brain not realize those taxes will be passed on with higher prices? I have no love for any politician in either party but Obama is the worst of the worst. Let me rephrase that. Obama is the greatest politician I have ever seen but the absolutely worst President. Fraud and liar are too kind. Never ever listen to what he says,just watch what he does. Can't wait to see him try to circumvent the 2nd Amendment with executive orders.

Sorry if some of you shot coffee out of your nose.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 11:17 AM

I'm ready for NASCAR season to start I have had enough of politics for a year. Time to go racing.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 1:03 PM

"We are not a deadbeat nation"

Nope, we are a nation full of deadbeats. I think there is a difference.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 1:04 PM

Swampeast, the Nascar tax credit that went along with the fiscal cliff deal should provide nice new tracks for your enjoyment :)

-- Posted by MINT4U on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 3:04 PM

I wonder if Obama could be tried as a "deadbeat Dad" when he runs out of other people's money to give to his supporters?

-- Posted by dab1969 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 4:33 PM

It was so cold this morning I saw a Democrat with his hands in his own pockets.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 7:17 PM

MINT4U & Swamp: I too am ready for Nascar racing and yes Nascar got some money from the Government (you and me) but look at the amount of taxes paid by the sport.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 7:18 PM

Why does Nascar always race counter clockwise?

-- Posted by .Rick Lately on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 8:01 PM

Rick: The only reason that I have ever heard is that before car racing there was and still is horse racing, the horses race counter clockwise. Why do the horses race in that direction, maybe it's because in England the horses race clockwise and the colonies wanted to be different than England.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 8:39 PM


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