[Nameplate] Partly Cloudy ~ 82°F  
High: 84°F ~ Low: 68°F
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Former TV anchor just keeps on sinking (06/29/16)
Dan Rather was once important. Influential. Respected. Granted, there was that mysterious episode when Rather claimed to be mugged by some strange assailant. But it was Dan Rather and we gave him a pass. Then came along a juicy story about George W. Bush dodging the draft. Though the story had little factual basis, Rather jumped at the bait...
Speakout (06/29/16)
I was reading in the June 16 paper where the City Council approved the fiscal 2017 budget where the city administrator stated that voters would be asked in August to approve the continue collection of sales tax of the titling of vehicles purchased out of state. ...
Speakout (06/27/16)
Obama has got the blood of the Orlando victims on his hands. It's because of the political correctness he is forcing on the Department of Justice and the FBI investigating Muslim terrorists. These terrorists should have been caught, not only in Orlando, but also in Boston. But because the FBI has their hands tied by President Obama and his political correctness, they're not able to do their jobs because it's considered islamophobia...
Speakout (06/25/16)
Does anyone out there have a recipe for kimchi? It is a pickled or fermented Korean cabbage recipe and I would love to have it. This is what I found on a Google search. Bon appetit. Yield: one gallon jar. Ingredients: 1 head Napa cabbage, 4 scallions, 1/2 head garlic, 1 small onion, 1/2 small nugget ginger, 1/2 cup ground dried (preferably Korean) hot pepper, 1 tablespoon rice powder, 1/4 cup anchovy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon salted shrimp, Lots of table salt, 2 slices canned pineapple. ...
Paying a painful price for huckster's advice (06/25/16)
The pain of others should not provoke humor. In this case, I'm sorry, but it does. Here's the background. You've probably heard of motivational guru Tony Robbins, the highly-photogenic mogul who promises to unlock your hidden potential by attending his somewhat costly seminars...
Speakout (06/22/16)
I'm just now reading the June 9 paper and I read the SpeakOut article, "Honestly?" I thought it was probably one of the most hysterical ones. They are trying to say if you are a Christian you shouldn't be a hypocrite, but Republicans could because that's the Republican way. Somebody better check Hillary Clinton's record. That is one of the most insane SpeakOut calls I have ever heard...
Pay attention to what is behind the curtain (06/22/16)
There's a pivotal scene in the "Wizard of Oz" when the "wizard" - far from a "wizard" in reality - is caught hiding behind a curtain and his real identity is about to be discovered. The "wizard" warns Dorothy and her band of followers not to pay attention to what's going on behind the curtain. Of course, Dorothy ignores his warning and uncovers the truth...
Speakout (06/20/16)
Regarding "Stand up and go," if you are a man portraying to be a woman and you still have male genitals, then you are not a true transgender. Get a sex change, then call yourself a transgender. Until then, use the men's bathroom. Anyone can dress like the other sex to slip into bathrooms for their "kicks and grins."...
Speakout (06/18/16)
I have a question. If a black police officer stops a black speeder, is that still racial profiling or is that counted in the analysis that has been in the paper lately? Yes, of course. The issue is the race of the motorist, not the officer. I would like to know when people are gonna get their own numbers where we don't have to punch buttons to find out anything. ...
Speakout (06/17/16)
I just read about the person who's all trumped up over Trump. That person must be brain dead. I'd rather stay at home than vote for any of them that are running. I've been voting for a long, long time. I'm not trumped up over Trump. He couldn't run a Cub Scout camp. He has filed bankruptcy three times. That means he has cheated hard working people out of pay, which makes him a thief. So go ahead and vote for the thief, who ever you are you trumped up person. You are brain dead...
Speakout (06/16/16)
I would like to know when the government is going to step up and keep these little old gals from having babies. They get child support. They get food stamps. They get WIC. They get all kinds of stuff and they don't even buy good food with their food stamps, they just buy junk!...
Speakout (06/15/16)
I would like to thank the nice police officer who came to my rescue when my smoke alarm malfunctioned on June 2 about 11:30 p.m. I am handicapped and couldn't reach the smoke alarm. I forgot his name, but he was so helpful to me. And also thanks you very much to the Sikeston Police Department for sending someone right out. ...
Bernie may be gone, but his vision lives on (06/15/16)
Though the outcomes are virtually assured, there remains a final breath in the Presidential primary season. Small rumbles still can be heard concerning a potential push-back to Donald Trump on the GOP side and the ever-popular Sen. Bernie Sanders remains optimistic that his voice will be heard on the convention floor...
Speakout (06/13/16)
I gave this restaurant a second chance, but it hasn't changed. This is about a franchised restaurant. I went in today, that place on a scale of 10 is a negative 10. The bar has no sanitized glasses and the men's room only has one urinal working and the other one has gray fungus in it. ...
Administration takes aim at nation's police (06/11/16)
In our current atmosphere of hypersensitive discussions on racial issues in this country, the false narrative of racial profiling has to take the cake. This phony red herring is nothing more than an additional wedge to divide communities along racial lines...
Speak out (06/11/16)
I know when the Cotton Carnival and the rodeo come to Sikeston, the women's line to the bathroom is almost two times longer than the men's line. I know that's because the women have to do more with their clothing in the stalls and men do not. As a transgender standing in the line with women like that, is it possible for someone to maybe put a urinal on the wall in the women's bathroom so they don't have to go in and out of the stall. I was just wondering if someone could look into that...
Speakout (06/10/16)
I see that everybody and his brother has proclaimed Muhammad Ali as the "greatest." I will always remember Ali as a man who turned his back on his country. I wonder if the 58,000 plus soldiers on the Vietnam Wall would think Ali was the "greatest?" My boxing hero is and will always remain James J. Braddock. If you do not know who James J. Braddock is, maybe you should inform yourself...
Speakout (06/09/16)
I am calling about the person who is still in denial about Hillary stealing from the White House when her and Bill left after his presidency was over. If you don't believe it, just go online, google Hillary Clinton scandals. That's one of Hillary's scandals. ...
Public's distrust grows over immigration (06/08/16)
What should we expect from our federal government? It seems a valid question given the upcoming presidential election and the stark differences in the choices facing Americans this November. At the top of the expectations' list should be the protection of the American people. The feds should also - we would hope - make decisions and tailor programs that benefit all Americans, not just a few selected special interests...
Speakout (06/04/16)
I'd like to speakout about the watermelon stand on Highway 62 on the north side. It's not up to code. The highway is too close to the building. They need to make him move the building or clean it up. It's a hazard to the highway and code enforcement...
Uncertainty of nation fuels tension in U.S. (06/04/16)
It seems to me there is a feeling of tension in the air fueled by the political decisions facing this nation later this year. A growing number of Americans are increasingly worried over the future of this great nation in ways I've never experienced...
A cut above the rest (06/01/16)
There are certain professions in our society that are afforded the privilege of knowing what's going on. They have daily contact with a number of residents within the community and more than just a few minutes to listen to their concerns. In the cities, it's the taxi cab drivers who seemed to have their thumb on the temperament of the populace. Today, Uber drivers could be added to that list...
Lack of tolerance is tearing nation apart (06/01/16)
Most Americans this week hopefully paused and pondered the significance and meaning of Memorial Day. Artist and activist John Sims has a different tradition. The Florida-based civil rights and reparation advocate uses the truly American holiday to push for the removal and destruction of all Confederate flags through his Burn and Bury project. (We'll get to that later.)...
Speakout (06/01/16)
I am a liberal Democrat. I am voting for Trump this time because I am sick and tired of the Trump bashing, sexism, racism, the name calling, the bashing and everything. I am voting for Trump just to spite all the haters that hate Trump. And that's the way it is...
Speakout (05/28/16)
In my opinion, there's two kinds of people in this world, Democrats and Republicans. Democrats are welfare people that don't want to work and want to stay Democrat. Trump is gonna take care of that though. So bye-bye you welfare Democrats. I think it's a sad day when tenants have more rights than the landlords. ...