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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
SPEAKOUT (08/21/14)
I just read Michael Jensen's column on the death penalty about remembering the victims not the murderers. I believe the death penalty should be televised live for everybody to see and I believe Michael Jensen should participate in one of these executions. I want to see him push the button or hit the switch. I want to see it live. I want to see him do it as a Christian, then I want to see him go to church and see what people think...
Chaos in Ferguson is disservice to victim, family, community (08/20/14)
I was a college student in Memphis the night Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. And as you would imagine, the events of that fateful day remain vivid in my memory after all of these years. The entire community of Memphis was both shocked and saddened by the tragic event. But the sadness quickly turned to anger which turned to chaos and eventually self-destructive actions...
Speakout (08/20/14)
Hello Southeast Missourians and Americans. Well, I see where we are at it again up there in South County in Ferguson. I'm sorry the kid got shot. It was probably a white cop too. But anyway, that's immaterial. It should be handled properly. Let them investigate it. ...
Speakout (08/18/14)
I don't know what in the world a vigil in St. Louis for that teenager that got shot by the police had anything to do with them idiots vandalizing stores and stuff. They weren't holding a vigil or protest for that boy. They just wanted an excuse to steal. They oughta put their behinds in jail. That is ridiculous. Anything anybody does, they steal and loot when they get the chance and they give them an excuse for doing it. There is no excuse...
SPEAKOUT (08/17/14)
I would like to thank the person who stopped and picked up our basset hound after he was hit on Malone at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon and taking him to the vet hospital. This was the first time he had ever gotten out of our backyard and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to care for him when we weren't there...
Texting drivers pose real threat on roads (08/16/14)
Though I don't spend a great amount of time traveling Missouri's interstate highways, I had occasion this week to make a quick trip to Columbia and back. And what I observed on that trip amazed, frustrated and confounded me. Texting and driving is not just a problem, it's an epidemic...
SPEAKOUT (08/14/14)
I was just reading "Can't get over the bump." I've got another one. How about the weatherman that thinks he's playing basketball? Just wondering. I want to speakout about the war between Israel and Hamas. Israel is being blamed and Washington said we were appalled at the disgraceful attack on the school by Gaza in Israel. ...
SPEAKOUT (08/13/14)
I am sick and tired of going into places to do business and seeing people with their heads down looking at their cellphones. They barely will even look up to see that you are there. How can businesses expect to get customers when they let their employees put their texting and web surfing first and the customer second? Everyone is talking about how bad the economy is but if they showed you a little respect instead of acting like you are bothering them, it might make a difference. ...
SPEAKOUT (08/11/14)
Hurrah for the Arizona's law for the execution of inmate Woods. How can anyone feel pity for him because he suffered for 90 minutes before he died, in comparison to the suffering he caused his victim(s) and their families that caused him to be on death row to start with? I, for one, hope Arizona keeps their law as is - and if more of the inmates had to suffer like their victim(s) do for days, months and years - instead of rewarding them with a fully equipped gym, high dollar basketballs that are left out in the rain to rot, three meals a day, free clothes and laundry and charged on one or two dollars to see a doctor or dentist - he should be thankful it took only 90 minutes and 12 seconds to die.. ...
Speakout (08/09/14)
I just wanted to shout out to the big wigs in Charleston, the city manager and so forth, why they can't bring some places to eat like Hardee's or a taco place. All we have is McDonald's and the rich man's place to eat. They can tear down everything, why can't they bring some businesses to town? That's all I got to say and that's enough...
Remember victims, not the murderers (08/09/14)
The state of Missouri is on pace to conduct one execution per month this calendar year despite impassioned pleas from capital punishment foes. Quite frankly, I have never understood nor accepted the argument that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. Yet opponents of the death penalty spend massive amounts of taxpayer funds to fight the issue in every state including Missouri...
SPEAKOUT (08/08/14)
In order to use Scripture as a foundation for one's opinion, we must first have it correct in word definition and in context. The speakout on "Helpmate" was incorrect in both regards. Although it is in the Webster's Dictionary, "helpmate" is not in the Bible. ...
SPEAKOUT (08/07/14)
Hey out there. I need a burn barrel. Can you respond to the paper? I'd just like to say something about all these people that have these tummy tucks, butt lifts, their lips poofed and their face poofed and all that crap. When something goes wrong they always want to sue somebody because they did something wrong to their body. ...
SPEAKOUT (08/06/14)
Thanks to the writer of "The masters of the game," my thoughts exactly. Amendment Freedom to farm is not, repeat, is not for the busy farm families happily pictured In ads promoting the Farming amendment. It is for farm animal production factories banned in some states for ruining countrysides with enormous amounts of animal waste and excessive needs for water supplies not to mention odors pestering neighboring communities. ...
SPEAKOUT (08/04/14)
I just read the July 27 Mike Jensen's article, "Changes in our world not all for the best." I totally agree with the article. I'm not against gays, not anti-gay in any way, but I do not want to hear about any woman's sexual preference. I'm tired of people cramming that down our throats. ...
SPEAKOUT (08/02/14)
I just saw a story on the Breakfast Show that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. This 30-year-old woman has had trouble with her heart since she was 15. She's flatlined. She can't work. She has to have another surgery. She's had gobs of surgeries. ...
Speakout (08/01/14)
This nation and the church had better wake up. This thing is about to come to a close soon. The Bible says when you start seeing Israel with armies you know that it's really at the door. You can't even trust your leaders anymore. The President needs to stop going to rock concerts and fundraisers and stay in the White House and do his job. ...
SPEAKOUT (07/31/14)
Well, it's raining again and my Direct Cable TV is off and I wonder if anybody else was having the same problem. It seems like every time it rains the cable goes off. It used to be Charter that had all these problems, but I believe Direct TV is having them now. Please speakout if you are having them too...
SPEAKOUT (07/30/14)
Which code enforcer would drive by Glenn Street every morning on his way to work and his way home, and not notice a couch that has been sitting by the driveway for two weeks now and not have somebody remove it? I never heard of such a stupid thing as using iPads in school, the teachers and the students. ...
SPEAKOUT (07/28/14)
Why does the Food Bank waste taxpayers' money giving these little ol' gals diapers and wipes. Let 'em cut up a sheet if they have to and use a washcloth if they have to clean their babies butts. They are too darn lazy. I'm surprised they don't have someone wiping their butts. ...
SPEAKOUT (07/25/14)
Hello Southeast Missouri. Wasn't the cooler weather great? I would like to compliment the individuals that go to ReStart and their classes in the water. Angela has really worked good with us. I've been in every class pretty much. The ladies and guys are wonderful. ...
Speakout (07/24/14)
Just don't understand I was reading the paper about the individual wanting to know why they didn't restore the Morehouse courthouse. They won't even pave our streets over here, much less restore something. We pay big water bills over here and everybody pays taxes. Why can't we have our streets paved over here? We've got big potholes all in them...
SPEAKOUT (07/23/14)
If Obama is so interested in the immigrants, why don't he go over there with them to their countries and spend his taxes taking care of them instead of spending American citizens' taxes? He belongs over there with them anyway. He's not doing nothing for this country. I think he should be sued and thrown out of office. All he is is a Communist and a backstabber to the Americans. He just changes the Constitution to suit his will. That's ridiculous...
Speakout (07/21/14)
This is in response to the SpeakOut article in the July 7 paper about Common Core being taught in our schools. First of all, Sikeston Public Schools does not teach sex education and other such areas everyday. It is taught appropriately in a closed class. ...
SPEAKOUT (07/20/14)
First I would like to wish the greatest nation on earth a 238th happy birthday. There is not another country on earth that has the freedom to worship God as we do and to come and go as we please. And a little over one month away, we'll be going to the polls voting for state representatives, county and city. ...