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Speak Out 2/1/13

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pay raise

I read in the paper about the pay increases of some of the county offices, which are totally unjustified. But an interesting fact was the person making the Speak Out comment said they only received a 1.7 percent Social Security raise. I have worked for seven years and have not received any raise at all, and my insurance has gone up over 16 percent in the past two years, along with all the other increases in taxes. I would welcome any pay raise.

Obama's speech

I watched Obama's last speech and he said, "Now is the time" to get all of America's problems taken care of. Hey man, that's what you said four years ago.

Place to walk

We have the Osage Centre and the mall for walkers in Cape Girardeau that are good safe places. Why do we not have any in Jackson? Get with the program. Get us a good safe place to walk.

Animal accidents

I read about the puppy who was saved by so many people who worked together after he was hit and left on the side of the road. It's a great thing, but I couldn't help but to think about the person who hit him and sped away. You see this all the time with squirrels and possums in the road. People who do this are cowards; bullies are cowards and only go after some poor creatures.

Road work

I would like to comment on the concrete work done on Broadway. Fronabarger did a great job. It looks nice, and I've seen them work before and have worked around them working for a power company. Their guys do excellent work. I wish the city would employ them to take care of the work they're doing on Perryville Road. They would have done a better job, and you pay for what you get.

AR-15 ban

There were no AR-15 rifles used in the school shootings. So why are they trying to ban them?

Federal building

Thank you, Mayor Rediger, for the laugh of the day. "The federal building is the biggest negative on the Broadway street scape." Look at the boarded up storefronts as you stroll up Broadway or the old Esquire theater and then tell me it's the biggest negative. It brings new meaning to the word negative.

Congressional salaries

To the caller complaining about members of Congress making $174,000, that isn't that much when you have to keep two residences. You have to keep an eye at home and in Washington. They have to eat, and there are meetings, business dinners, etc. I think you would be better off complaining about comedians getting paid $7 million a year with hateful attitudes like Letterman. I'm going to complain about those who make the real big bucks.

Gun law

Do people remember back in other countries when they took the guns away from other people and how that all ended up. We should be very careful. We are losing our rights one by one, and they're trying to make us a different kind of country.

Shootings, abortion

I would like to comment about the school shooting. How will they stop school shootings when there are hundreds of abortions going on a day? There are hundreds of babies killed by Planned Parenthood. How do you tell people don't kill when its legal to kill babies?

Smoking, babies

I just saw two women smoking in their car with a baby in the back seat. That should be a crime. A little baby shouldn't have to inhale secondhand smoke.

Speeding problem

I travel Hwy. 34 three times a week. Apparently people don't know what the speed limit is; people push you up to 60 mph and still ride my bumper. It would eliminate a lot of problems to post more speed limit signs and patrol the area.

Student achievement

Kudos to Missouri for raising the bar on teacher preparation. However, Missouri DESE should beware of a plan stressing graduation rates over student achievement. A relative who teaches English in Texas has seniors who cannot write a sentence and barely read. To push graduation rates degrades the value of high school diploma. No wonder a college degree costing thousands of dollars is needed for many entry- level jobs.

Walk your dog

Winter is here and days are cold. People get lazy, and instead of walking their dogs they're letting them roam. The reason we know is we're finding clumps of their feces in our yard. Please walk your dog instead of letting it loose.

Lazio for president

If the Republicans want to win the next election get Rick Lazio out of New York. He has enough gravitas and spunk.

County decisions

Let me get this straight. Pete Frazier informed us we had to raise the personal property taxes because there wasn't enough money to make up. Then they turn around and hire someone as a floodplain manager. What is that? They gave Angel Woodruff a raise? The poor keep getting poorer because we have to make up for the rich taking from us.

Obama's policies

Thank goodness Barack Obama was re-elected. There are real signs that the policies he had implemented, policies Mitt Romney would have reversed, are poised to promote a real economic recovery and a return to prosperity.

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-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 7:50 AM

Road work: What about those red paving bricks....a rough ride.

Shootings, abortion: Unfortunately abortions are legal and shootings are not.

Smoking, babies: It's not a crime but poor parenting.

Speeding problem: You got to be kidding. The only speed limit is when a Highway Patrolman pulls you over. Any other time it's pedal to the floor. Try driving 70 on I-55 and they will blow your doors off.

Student achievement: In the ole days if a student did not measure up he/she was failed and repeated the grade.

Walk your dog: If you are too lazy to walk your dog then put a diaper on them when you let them out to do their business.

County decisions: What is the Floodplain Manager going to do when there is a drought.

Obama's policies: We have a fist time caller for S.O., Barack Obama.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 8:14 AM

semo, where is everyone?

There's so much to said about today's SO that I don't have time to cover it but,

Congressional salaries: True Letterman's a hater but our taxes don't pay his salary. We do pay for Congress. 174,000 X 535 members = $93,090,000. Not to mention how much it costs to support their perks and staff, aides, etc.

-- Posted by Spartan301 on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 9:16 AM

Abortion,they aren't going to outlaw it. They don't care how many babies are killed. They will answer for that one day. I agree they should not have been smoking with a baby or anyone else in the car. That baby can't walk away from it. They don't care either how that affects it.Had a friend whose child suffered from severe asthma and would end up in the hospital from it. She never quit smoking around him. Makes you wonder.

-- Posted by scared of the future on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 9:30 AM

obama's Policies

Apparently the caller didn't read today's SE Missourian:

Record high gasoline prices for this time of year.

Unemployment rate rose.

Economic outlook for the Midwest for 2013 bleak.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 10:18 AM

To the people that complaining about gun's and smoking.

People would rather complain about people smoking a cigarette than talk about people with automatic weapons(assault weapons) and shooting kids I have said before and I will say it again that there is no reason far any person to have a assault weapon with 20, 30, round clips but people would rather talk about somebody smoking a cigarette and not caring about our children getting shot in school's .

-- Posted by Thunder1814 on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 11:41 AM

I agree, Congress is overpaid with our tax

And, the job they do is very lax;

Have you ever seen a dog fight over everything?

a bone, a bug, a piece of string.

Well, Congress is fighting over every issue

the points they make might just miss you.

My thoughts are as follows:

guns - we have a right

NRA - fighting with all their might

assault guns - don't take away what has been given

welfare - go to work for a livin'

Social security - it's deserved

military - thanks for what you've served!

Background checks - not a bad idea if they worked

Congressional salaries - okay if we didn't get jerked!

-- Posted by America First on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 11:50 AM

America First: Just wondering, do you speak out in public in words that rhyme only.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 1:07 PM

America First - very nice use of language.

-- Posted by Username1 on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 7:27 PM

Good morning!

AR-15 ban....good point.

Speeding problems....my only problem is I like to speed & you are in my way! ☻

Walk your dog....agree. A homeowner who doesn't have a dog DOES NOT appreciate stepping in dog doo-doo.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 4:32 AM

AR-15 ban.... (CNN) -- Adam Lanza brought three weapons inside Sandy Hook Elementary school on December 14 and left a fourth in his car, police said. Those weapons were a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and two handguns -- a Glock 10 mm and a Sig Sauer 9 mm.

-- Posted by resource_support on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 6:30 AM

Good Morning Turnips,

You getting up or just going to bed?

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 7:53 AM

The Groundhog did not see his shadow in this area, so it is going to be an early Spring........the sooner the better.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 8:07 AM

Wheels: "Turnips" was up early to see what the groundhog did.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 8:08 AM


The sun is shining brightly here. :-(

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 8:24 AM

Today's Short Reading from Genesis:

"And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth".

Then He made the earth round... and He laughed and laughed and laughed!


-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 8:37 AM

I've heard that joke before, except it read "God promised women that good and obedient husbands....". ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 8:59 AM

Where you been Turnips? We don't see much of you anymore.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 9:18 AM

Our government leaders are using the terrible tradgedy at SANDY HOOK SCHOOL as a tool to get what they want to do, get rid of all guns in the USA, this new propasal is just the first step.When all guns are prohibited, We are no longer any safer than the poor civilians that were mass executed by Hitlers' nazi regime! We could be next! People, do not let our government change the second amendment in any way!

Yes, I feel very deeply about all the victims and their families. I have several grand children in school in different parts of the area and I would be devastated if my grandchildren were killed or harmed, but using them as an excuse to abolish our gun ownership rigt is not the answer. My opinion about this issue is that our leaders should go after and parents or relatives that know that someone in thier family has issues and are to ashamed to make it known. I would be the first one to report of my children or any other person that I thought needed help. Our mental doctors should be forced by law, to inform law officials that there may be a problem and let lawenforcement officials handle it in a proper way! An action like this could very well have prevented the Colorado theatre massacre or maybe more! I believe that patient Doctor should have certain right about their medical or mental issues, but when it comes down to murder or suicide thoughts, These medical professionals should be forced by law to inform law officials even if it was myself or anyone else in my family. Please remember guns do not kill people, The finger on the trigger is who killed not the gun!

-- Posted by bozobell50 on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 9:40 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about football:


-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 12:39 PM

Wheels, I been around, went back to work so my shat-o-meter stays pretty full! ☻ ☻ ☻ ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 9:51 PM

Oh mercy Turnips.... I feel your pain.

We miss your sweet compassionate understanding. ;-)

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 10:53 PM

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