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Speak Out 1/17/13

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A local treasure

Cape Girardeau's Parks and Recreation Department is a local treasure. It has been mentioned numerous times in Speak Out and other Southeast Missourian articles, always in a well-deserved, positive light. Cape Girardeau is so fortunate to have such a dedicated, hard working and committed group of management staff and employees. Two who recently deserve a special shout out include Lindsey Wehmeyer and Tyler Propst.

Debt ceiling

The Republican party is gambling that the average voter does not understand that raising the debt ceiling means allowing for the payment of bills already owed as a result of laws passed by Congress and signed by the president. The party may be in for yet another rude awakening.

Deer questions

If the counting of deer in Cape city limits leads to allowing deer hunting, will the hunting be canceled as the deer count goes down? Will the deer be recounted year to year to confirm hunting in the city is needed? What will be the rules to hunting?

Gun control

"Fast And Furious" put 2,000 guns into the hands of bad guys. It was estimated that 200 innocent people died as a result of this operation. Now, because of the school shootings, this same government wants to punish law abiding citizens with more "gun control" instead of going after bad guys.

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When the trigger is pulled, a life is ended or irreversibly altered forever.

Yes! Gun Control!

-- Posted by Reasoning on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 6:10 AM

Everytime a liberal opens their mouth irreversible damage is done. NO! to the 1st Amendment.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 7:17 AM

dab1969: Sorry fella, bad news. The founding fathers were liberals, and said so. Read Madison's notes from the constitutional convention for proof of that. Seriously, I think you are trying to describe radicals. Now of course, there are different kinds of radicals, left wing radicals and right wing radicals. In other words, there is not a dimes worth of difference between oh, say a Rush Limbaugh, and a Jesse Jackson.

-- Posted by FOXTROT007 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 7:58 AM

A local treasure: Are you Lindsey or Tyler.

Debt ceiling: If we can't pay our bills cut out some fat from the budget. That's what we citizens do in our households.

Deer questions: Just leave the deer alone.

Gun control: Fast and Furious was a government plan that went wrong and not related to gun control. Gun control works only when the bad guys have no guns. Bad guys will always get guns so don't punish the good guys.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 8:37 AM

Gun Control: Did anyone catch that one of obama's executive orders directed the Dept of Health to study ways to reduce gun violence? The DoH will conclude that owning a gun/ammo causes gun violence. Health ins prems are already rising due to obamacare. People can't afford it and will be enrolled in obamacare. Obamacare will determine gun owners need to pay 2X as much for their ins. You can afford that? Oh, we meant 3X, 4X. Don't want to pay? Well, obamacare penalty for not having insurance kicks in. Don't have the money? Give us your gun. We know what is best for you.

-- Posted by Spartan301 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 10:13 AM

"directed the Dept of Health to study ways to reduce gun violence?"

Some of you will twist anything to suit your stupid agendas. The DOH order was related to mental health and gun violence. One element all sides have agreed needs to be improved upon.

-- Posted by ratiocination on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 10:19 AM

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Derogatory name-calling often occurs when someone has an emotional argument to make with little or no supporting logical argument.

Most people who indulge in name-calling know that the label or name they choose to describe another individual is not factually accurate. The label is often regarded as a hyperbole or a metaphor - which more accurately describes how the speaker feels about the other person than what the speaker actually thinks about the other person."


-- Posted by good.for.the.gander.good.for.the.goose on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 11:09 AM

@rock_n_roll: Is that why Dems call us "Racists" when they are presented with facts?

-- Posted by Spartan301 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 11:18 AM

You are correct Rock n Roll.

-- Posted by Reasoning on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 12:19 PM

Foxtrot- Sorry,Fella, if you can't read a bit of sarcasm into some of these remarks.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 12:55 PM

The Federal Government never makes an error (more like errors).

Just remember that if we ever agree on anything, I'll change my mind.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 3:36 PM

Wheels: I used that same line "first traffic ticket" to a cop a few years back ;-) Still got a ticket.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 3:53 PM

Rick: OK

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 5:44 PM


east coast my arse !

-- Posted by survivalist on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 6:57 PM

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