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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Obama proposals

It is sad when people can't separate Fast and Furious from what is happening in our country. There's simply no excuse for a gun that can fire more than 10 bullets automatically. At least that gives you a chance to get out of the theater if you're at one while the person has to reload. President Obama has presented some common sense propositions and any sensible Congress person would vote for it.

Honest people

I was at the Cape Girardeau Walmart recently, and I don't know what was wrong with me. I couldn't find my car, and there was a nice man who helped me find my car. Thank God for him. When I got five miles down the road, I realized that I left my purse in the shopping cart. I called 911 and the nice lady stayed on the line with me until I got back to Walmart. I couldn't find my purse. She called Walmart for me and told me they had the purse there. I would like to thank the people who found my purse and took it into customer service. I hope God blesses them, and I am thankful for honest people.

Obama's change

Folks, hang on. Obama's got that medical thing passed. Everything's getting taxed to death and your medical co-pays just doubled. Four more years of a man who put his hand on the Bible trying to change it.

Support veterans

I'm a tax-paying resident, concerned, frustrated and upset about the country. We should support our troops and veterans. The guys who went to Vietnam deserve our respect. They witnessed horrible things over there. We have spoiled brats in the universities giving veterans a hard time. That's terrible. We need to be behind our vets. We need to help them instead of wanting to convict them. We don't know what they went through.

Leadership needed

The conservatives need to stop sitting on their hands and do something about Obama. We don't need a king; we need a leader.

Common sense?

Dear Mr. President: After observing you and your administration over the last four years, I think you should in your next term establish a Department of Common Sense.

Texting while driving

I'm glad to see the city has done something about the scooters in town. What will it take for them to do something about texting and talking on the phone when driving?

Mental health

Does gun control work? A recent report on TV said there were more gun-related deaths in Chicago, which has one of the strictest gun laws in the nation. It is more dangerous than Afghanistan. Maybe we should think about mental health.

Tip appropriately

I am employed at a local restaurant. I make $3.56 per hour plus tips. I have a three-table section, sometimes two. I make a living turning tables and making tips. Frequently, I'll have customers sit at a table for over an hour. If you are one of these people, please know I enjoy taking care of you, but please tip accordingly. I could have made money at the table you are camping out at.

Support Israel

People talk about Israel. What they better stop and think about is the Bible says Israel is the apple of God's eye. When anyone crosses the people of God it is an insult against God himself. Israel is God's timepiece, and we'd better watch.

Animal care

Since the temperatures are quite cold, if you own an animal it is your responsibility to give it food, water and shelter. Water should be changed every day and not left as a block of ice. Shelters should have warm materials and they should be fed extra every day when its cold. A vet said dogs need people. That doesn't mean you chain in it in the yard with no interaction. Please be a responsible pet owner. If you see abuse or neglect, call animal control. The animals cannot.


I was reading the obituaries, and I read about a person who loved making people feel better with random acts of kindness. I never met him but he taught me two words of the day. It said he was a bibliophile and a confirmed Luddite, and I had to look them up and was blessed by learning two new words. May this person rest in peace.

Replacement process

In the 1960s the U.S. Supreme Court established what is called the one-man, one-vote principle. In essence, that meant that legislative districts for choosing legislators had to be roughly equal in population. However, in the current matter of choosing a nominee to succeed Jo Ann Emerson, that principle apparently is not applicable since lesser populated 8th District local populations (counties) will have a disproportionate influence in choosing the nominee. This would seem to be fertile ground for litigation.

National anthem

I think Americans should respect the national anthem. I think it was disrespectful and showed disregard for the sacredness of the song that Beyoncé was allowed to sing it the way she did at the inauguration.

Second Amendment

The sole reason of the Second Amendment is for citizens to protect themselves from threats to life, liberty and property from enemies foreign and domestic. We know this by reading what Madison said about it when he penned it combined with the attempts of the British to use gun control against colonists. Do you not think government will infringe on your civil rights in the future? Study history and ask how the U.S. government treated Japanese immigrants in the 1940s.

Road complaints

On behalf of myself and others living in Ashland Courts, I would like to thank the city of Cape and whoever else was involved in the frontage road to nowhere that runs along I-55 next to the Veterans Home. To construct this road you cut down all of the trees that kept us from having I-55 as the view from our yards, and we won't even talk about the noise. So Tuesday night during the storm this neighborhood suffered the most damage in Cape. Almost every house had some damage and many lost most of their roofs and fences. Since we have been through worse storms with little or no damage, we wonder if the removal of our beautiful trees took away the only windbreak between us and Kansas. What a waste of taxpayer money.

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Obama proposals, I agree

Obama's Change, My co-pays have gone down this year. I don't attribute this to the healthcare plan, but just letting you know you can't speak for everyone.

Mental Health care. it is a serious issue. Local hospitals are full, so what is the answer? And why is there seemingly a greater need now than in prior decades? Was this hidden before? Does the abuse of drugs factor in? Why, if people are deemed unstable, are they still allowed to vote? A debate?

-- Posted by Reasoning on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 6:38 AM

Mental health: For the last several years, YOUR Missouri lawmakers have slashed spending on mental health. It is easY to do, because there are no matching federal funds for it as there are for Medicaid. It comes out of general revenue, and is always the go to place for budget cuts to wave in front of the folks back in the home district. Makes good press release material, and LOUSY POLICY!

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 7:35 AM

Heard on the news this morning we have now been defined around the world as the "Regulation Nation" we have more regulations then any other country in the world.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 7:36 AM

Obama's proposals do not to protect the citizen. The only thing it does is limit the rights of the citizens.

-- Posted by chris51home on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 8:51 AM

Obama proposals: What if you are a bad shot and an intruder is in your home threatening your family and you shoot at him/her and your gun goes silent after shooting 10 times.......

Honest people: Lady I believe its time to turn in your car keys for your own protection.

Support veterans: Right on.

Common sense?: There wouldn't be anyone to run the Dept.

Texting while driving: The solution would be for a device to deactivate your phone while the car engine is on.

Mental health: IMO we need to send the gangs in Chicago to Afghanistan where they can kill all the enemies that they want to.

Support Israel: It also says that God helps the countries that help Israel and punishes those countries that do not. Where is the USA?

Animal care: Good points.

Replacement process: Your point is what. There still is one vote per person doesn't matter what Congressional district that you live in.

National anthem: Did you like Roseann Barr's singing better.

Second Amendment: And also the Native Americans.

Road complaints: Ask Bob Reeves of KFVS storm weather team.

There is one less crazy person thanks to the LEO down in Alabama.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 8:52 AM

Where are the leftist? Why are they not up in arms over the cost of health care? The minimum will be $20,000 a year for a family unit. Those that did not have health care before and could rely on the government without paying will now have to ante up money they do not have or face the IRS. Is this want you wanted? God, would someone please repeal this legislation.

-- Posted by chris51home on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 8:55 AM

Semo again is "right on" in his/her thought

Chicago gangs to Afganistan should be brought

Kill two birds with one stone

Leave the good Chicago people alone!

-- Posted by America First on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 12:29 PM

The Affordable Health Care Act wait until we get hit with this one here very soon, unless congress and the white house can bring this monster back to the table and fine tune it. I believe Pelosi when she said "I guess we will know what's in it when we pass it" well they did and once again the people are stuck with this thing especially the middle class and small businesses. The suit and ties never have been out here in the real world in the trenches every day majority of them just don't have a clue.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 2:48 PM

After gun control, aluminum baseball bats are next to be banned: http://www.kfvs12.com/story/20967486/mo-...

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 6:28 PM

Then screw drivers, hammers, 2x4 lumber, wine bottles, dinner forks, and the list goes on for possible murder weapons.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 6:32 PM

Not quite sure how BCStone connects gun ownership to a natural right. Nothing about a manmade automatic weapon is "natural",

-- Posted by Reasoning on Tue, Feb 5, 2013, at 8:34 PM

I disagree. A natural right is one that occurs naturally. Like the right to breathe air, the right to walk, and live. Yes, even the right to defend one's life. This does not include the right to buy weapons of "mass" destruction and use them at will.

I would hardly call my self a "do-gooder" but wonder, since you are the opposite of I, does that make you a "do-badder"?

-- Posted by Reasoning on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 5:32 AM

that's why we have Amendments.

-- Posted by Username1 on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 12:47 PM

No BCStoned, your rationale would have citizens the right to own nuclear missiles etc.

You pay for the government to protect our country, people serve and are paid to do so. Would you provide them with scarves?

But that doesn't mean your next door neighbor should have the same weaponry to fight the junkyard dog!

-- Posted by Reasoning on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 5:12 PM

The government is an elected group of people who represent (by job description) the individual. They can collectively do so much more than I (and You)as an individual can do.

Your perception of a 'right' is flawed when that right harms or takes away someone's TRULY natural right. Is that clear?

A firearm to defend one's self is not the problem. What you want to defend yourself from, might be.

-- Posted by Reasoning on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 9:09 PM

Yes, you gave your permission when you refused to vote.

When one's perceived right, infringes on the right of another, it has to be evaluated. That is what is being done now. What problem do you have with background checks? What is it you fear?

-- Posted by Reasoning on Thu, Feb 7, 2013, at 6:03 AM

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