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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
Speakout (08/26/16)
I would like to say that this Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews is about one of the best churches about helping people. In June, July and August they passed out food and this young couple, their children and another couple and their grandchildren delivered boxes. ...
Core issue of violence should be addressed (08/24/16)
If nothing else, the left is predictable. A house party in Bridgeport, Conn. -- complete with DJ and alcohol sales -- turned ugly this past weekend when two thugs ambushed party goers and wounded 13 people. But before the gun smoke had cleared, the opportunistic Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for additional gun control measures...
It's time to develop school facilities plan (08/20/16)
It's that time of year when students return to school and parents -- some at least -- battle with the empty nest syndrome. The school year is always an exciting time despite what some students will admit. It's a combination of learning and structure that is essential to molding the future leaders of our city, our region and our nation...
Clinton's immigration plan is all about votes (08/17/16)
The somewhat less-than-Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton this week unveiled her latest campaign tactic which involves enlisting young illegal immigrants to mount a voter drive on her behalf. The Clinton campaign is seeking thousands of young volunteers -- the undocumented Dreamers courted by the current President -- to get out the vote even though they themselves are prohibited from voting...
The lack of civility threatens our future (08/13/16)
It's easy to view today's political and social landscape with a healthy amount of dismay and sadness. If you're prone to worrying, then this is your time to shine. From ISIS to illegal immigration and all points in between, there is ample cause for concern...
Speakout (08/12/16)
Donald Trump was portrayed at the Democratic National Convention as speaking hate speech. I call it in touch with reality speech. At the DNC, Hillary and her Hollywood supporters were singing, "What the world needs now is love sweet love." The terrorists, like those that decapitated a Catholic priest while he was saying mass, don't seem to be responding to that message. ...
Speakout (08/11/16)
Maybe it's time for a little honesty. I know the truth is either boring to horrifying, but surely nothing more peril than what we are presently facing, which is ourselves. It is time to ditch the two-party system. It's time our leaders not be chosen out of the "lesser of two evils," but out of purity, intelligence, diligence and concern for All Citizens, not just the select few. ...
Change at White House won't heal nation (08/10/16)
As sad as it may sound, nothing will change following the Presidential election in November. Sure, we'll have new leadership and a major changing of the guard. But on the critical issues that divide this nation, nothing will change. At least not immediately...
Speakout (08/06/16)
I was looking at the situation of the world and how the United States troops are everywhere rebuilding these other countries that were our enemies, spending our tax dollars to build bridges and new homes in these oil rich countries. I think they need to bring our troops home to protect us from these terrorists. ...
Bias mass media endangers the nation (08/06/16)
Of the mountains of declining values that has become the United States, none in my mind compares to the massive fraud and partisanship that has become the mass media in this country. A cornerstone in a democracy is an impartial, fair media. We depend on those who daily monitor and watch the political process. We depend on them because we cannot be as close to the process as they are...
Speakout (08/05/16)
If we had a ugly contest in the United States, who would win - Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama? I want to thank Betty and Candy for doing so much for me and my daughter. I had already given up thinking nobody cared, and then they came walking in the door to help us. Just knowing that they are here to be my friends means a lot to me. They mean a lot to me...
Speakout (08/04/16)
I am a member of the Pentecostal Church. I called Sikeston DPS to report a group of people gathered on our parking lot drinking, playing loud music and using foul language. Sikeston DPS did nothing to them. They let them all disperse in their vehicles as they were sitting out there with their beer cans and bottles in their hands. I think someone should check in to what Sikeston DPS is doing...
Speakout (08/01/16)
I cannot understand why there are so many people for Donald Trump. You would think he is Jesus Christ, instead of the idiot he is. He hasn't ever done anything but fly around in an airplane that he bought with bankruptcy money. A journalist said he was like Adolph Hitler. Hitler is a prince compared to Donald Trump...
Local races deserve attention Tuesday (07/30/16)
After months of endless television commercials, the long primary election process finally comes to an end on Tuesday. In a Presidential election year, lower candidates often get lost in the political discussion as we focus on the all-important race at the top of the ballot...
Speakout (07/29/16)
This is in response to "Lots of voice and little knowledge." In the last school board election, the parents and citizens of the Sikeston School District went to the polls and elected a representative who had promised them to work against Common Core and all of its elements. ...
Speakout (07/27/16)
This is in response to "Not a mathematician," in regards to going into a restaurant and the bill was $16.24 and the person gave a $20 and then said here's a quarter and he had to call the manager to get his change. She wasn't confused. She thought that was a tip. Can you believe it - a quarter tip? That would be so insulting...
Beware of the left, both here and abroad (07/27/16)
As the political season heats up, we are beginning to learn the extent to which the progressive left will stoop to get their way. A massive batch of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee this week revealed an extensive, sophisticated and highly-orchestrated plot to undo the growing success of rogue candidate Bernie Sanders in favor of their anointed hopeful Hillary Clinton...
Speakout (07/25/16)
I stand amazed at the gullible stance that blacks and hispanics take on Hillary Clinton. They think she is for them. The truth is she would not allow her daughter to go to school nor college with blacks or hispanics. Nor would she encourage her to interact with them. ...
Polls don't always reflect voters' intent (07/23/16)
I'm not sure when polling became an "important" part of each political campaign but at this point in the cycle of politics, I have zero confidence in virtually any poll, especially national poll results. I have long been convinced that issues don't drive poll results - poll results drive issues...
Speakout (07/23/16)
I stopped at a small store on my way home from work. I needed a loaf of bread and thought it would be faster to stop there than go into a larger store, stand in line, etc. There were very few people shopping so I thought I had made the right decision. ...
Speakout (07/22/16)
Well, I see crooked Hillary got out of the email scandal. I knew that there was a reason why Mr. Bill Clinton met privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her plane one day last week. That woman purposely and knowingly lied and deceived us the American people. ...
Speakout (07/20/16)
I would like to speakout about the person who said that Hillary Clinton cannot tell the truth about anything. Donald Trump has took bankruptcy four times, so that makes him a thief. So we don't have very much to choose from - a thief or someone who hasn't told the truth. ...
New approach needed in facing our problems (07/20/16)
Given the warp-speed of rapidly changing world events, there is always concern writing a newspaper column two full days in advance to meet a publication deadline. Over this past weekend, as would be expected, I had hoped to focus on the GOP nominating convention...
Speakout (07/18/16)
Black lives matter chants - Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon. What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Right now. And they advocate their followers to go out and murder policemen. Obama has the Black Lives Matter group in the White House meeting with them. ...
Speakout (07/17/16)
Barack Hussein Obama, our first and last Muslim president. I would like to know how come Bush wasn't investigated on his email? He made lots of them. Also, why wasn't he called with all the killings of 9-11? He sure didn't show any emotion. He didn't act like he was surprised. ...