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Speak Out 1/16/13

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thanks to Jackson

The city of Jackson really takes good care of us. We appreciate it. Employees worked more than 12 hours on Greensferry Road to replace a water main. God Bless you guys.

Transparency?

The Missouri 8th Congressional District muckety mucks are being far too open and transparent in picking a successor to Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. The only truly workable way to pick a worthy successor is to return to the days of the smoke-filled backroom. To those who say that's what's happening, despite all of the appearances of openness, I say that, upon further reflection, you're probably correct.

Business agenda

There is a huge difference between promoting a pro-business [Missouri Chamber of Commerce and its minions, the Missouri General Assembly] agenda and a pro-free market agenda. Many successful businesses might have come up through the competitive ranks but will, once successful, call on the government and others to help stifle competition from aspiring rivals.

Paper headline

One of the most, "Gosh, I hope it comes true!" headlines ever published in the Southeast Missourian had to do with the possibility that one of the Republican dominated houses in the Missouri General Assembly may lose its super majority status.

Brandeis quote

How about a relevant quote from the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis? "We may have democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few but we cannot have both."

Bagging leaves

I bagged my leaves today and hauled them away myself. I am not going to wait around for the government to take care of me.


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Semo471 must be sleeping in this morning.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 8:14 AM

Wheels: Looked at the S.O. comments and went back to sleep. Just so you can feel sorry for us non-snow birds, we got 2" of snow & sleet yesterday.

Rick: Driving at 190 plus mph with just feet and sometimes inches apart from each other and not getting sick is simply amazing.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 9:40 AM

Semo471,

Glad it is you with the snow and ice instead of me. It was in the 70's here yesterday. I think it finally caught up with us. It was 60 when we got up.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 9:49 AM

Rick: Danica Patrick runs in the Nascar Nationwide series and and in a lesser amount the Nascar Sprint series.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 11:11 AM

how hard would it be for a 200lb football player to take a gun from 120 lb teacher putting gun s in schools is adding to the fire americans have no sense

-- Posted by litjockey9353 on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 5:10 PM

-- Posted by litjockey9353 on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 5:10 PM

If she puts a bullet in his eye he will have a very hard time.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 9:36 PM

Guns. They are something in today's world we unfortunately need. But you have to remember that when we allow ourselves to have guns we have to do it right or else we have chaos. It's ether gun control or no control. For we cannot control the criminal when we allow them to get a gun and then they go ahead and use it. They, the criminal become something that they would not normally be when they possess a gun .They become possessed by an evilness that makes them do things that no other weapon can match. The criminal would not conduct him or herself in the same way if the criminal had to use a knife, bat or another weapon. Only a gun gives the criminal a great advantage over there victims. Against a knife, bat or other weapon we would feel we might have a chance to defend ourselves. But a gun is a whole different story. So I hope for the good of us all and to make the job of our police officers a lot easier lets get some control over the guns ////////

Guns. Some will say you can't live with them and some say you can't live without them. However you look at it we are stuck with them. What counts the most is what to do with them and how to keep them out of the hands of those that shouldn't possess them. Now as much as we are all in agreement that we have to have laws in order to keep the guns out of the hands of those that shouldn't have them isn't it better to enact policy and laws that would make it harder for criminals to get the guns in the first place. In other words lets dry up the gun market place that GIVES the criminal the opportunity to purchase a gun in the first place. How do you do that? EASILY! All we have to do is enact laws that says you are allowed to have a gun but you are only allowed to buy two more guns. Also we we HAVE TO outlaw semi-automatic weapons and limit the amount of ammunition sold for automatic weapons. You can keep the guns you already have but are restricted to purchasing two more guns. Rural farmers, hunters and gun collectors could have something worked out for their needs All gun sales from this moment on will be registered with the government so that we can get a HANDLE ON THE EASILY EXCESSIVE ABILITY of the criminal gun market. Now I know that all you gun freaks are flipping out about registering your FUTURE gun purchases but you got to admit we do have a problem and we got to do something about it . The criminals can get guns too easily because any non-criminal can purchase as MANY GUNS AS THEY WANT AND SELL THEM TO THE CRIMINALS!!!!! DO YOU HEAR, WE HAVE TO STOP THAT!!!! By having laws that says you can only buy two more guns all those that want to sell guns to those that shouldn't have them will only have two guns to sell. After that they're out of business. Then we enact laws that ALL gun sales must be registered with the government. Violators with criminal intent would be dealt with seriously with 2 years in jail. Take the initiative out of selling guns and the criminals will have a harder time purchasing guns in the underground gun market place. Then we will get to the day when many criminals won't have guns and I'm sure they'll be a lot less vicious and destructive and evil and easier to deal with. Most of all we'll take away the one thing that makes them be the worst they can be. Then we'll have a better world, a safer world, a peaceful world. Help do all you can to get these laws passed. I'm sure most of the public want these laws passed. I'm sure it would help the Democrats to try and get these laws passed because it would help them win elections because surely the Republicans will oppose these common sense gun control laws.

-- Posted by rebel999 on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 9:43 PM

Rebel,

I am speechless! Your ignorance knows no bounds.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 9:51 PM


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