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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Speakout (05/04/16)
I would like to speakout about Donald Trump. He has filed bankruptcy three times, which makes him a thief. He's called everybody else some kind of name, but he is a thief. He is running for President of the United States. People, think. Do you want a thief in the White House? I hope not...
Indictment unlikely for another Clinton (05/04/16)
Let's face it, many Republicans held out hope that the FBI investigation into the unique email server policy established by Hillary Clinton would result in an indictment and end her run for the White House. Pundits and politicians alike have opined for months on the potential national security threat presented by the private email server put into place with little government knowledge and apparently, less security...
Speakout (05/02/16)
If black lives matter, I wonder why Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson haven't showed up in the Cape Girardeau, Sikeston and Cairo areas. If they really mean what they say, they really need to go to these towns and make a stand for their people. All these blacks are being killed by each other. They need to get to these towns if they really think black lives matter...
Speakout (04/30/16)
This concerns 3-year-old classes. I see where Charleston wants to start a 3-year-old class, better known as babysitting. The school board should realize that we the taxpayers pay people to raise their own children, not ours. Now they want to extend babysitting to 3 year olds. We need to change the way money is allotted for schools. We are tired of paying the school when we don't have school-aged children...
Could today be the best day of your life? (04/30/16)
I noticed an internet story this week - which was also featured on a morning talk show - about a group of four young Marines posing 50 years ago for a picture on a sandy California beach just before being deployed to Vietnam. Posing with a surfboard and the earnest gazes of men heading into the unknown, the four young men were frozen in time during a much different era, during a much different war...
Speakout (04/29/16)
Sikeston has really went to pot, all the shooting, all the drugs. I don't know if our cops just don't care. I don't know if the cops just don't want to do their job. I don't know if it's the judges and prosecutors not caring. They want to make Sikeston a smoke-free town? Why don't we first shoot for gun-free, no shootings, drug-free? Shoot for these things first and then we'll see about smoke-free. Once the police get all the shooters and drugs off the street, then we'll see about smoke-free...
Your view: Flawed process (04/28/16)
Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our basketball team for their recent trip to the Final Four in Columbia. Although academics are the main focus of an exemplary educational system, extra-curricular activities and sports have a tremendous impact on the school climate as well as community involvement...
Speakout (04/28/16)
I thought people were supposed to get guns to protect their families, not kill their families. Every time something happens, somebody has to grab a gun and kill their family, kill themselves or kill somebody. Maybe they are giving guns to nuts. Maybe they need to start checking more on who they give guns to. When you go around killing your family instead of protecting your family, that's ridiculous...
The political turmoil just keeps on brewing (04/27/16)
The odd twists and turns of the Republican presidential primary are almost enough to make Hillary Clinton look like a viable candidate. As a lifelong conservative - which translates into a lifelong Republican - I find myself frustrated and disgusted with the '16 primary season on the GOP side...
Speakout (04/27/16)
I'm responding to the April 17 SpeakOut "Broken promises." It's talking about Bernie Sanders and how they are gonna vote for Hillary Clinton. Apparently whoever wrote this article has not done any investigating of Hillary Clinton. If he thinks Bernie Sanders has problems with his policies, they really need to rethink Hillary Clinton who is giving American jobs away, instrumental in the Benghazi murders, should be indicted the 2,000 highly-classified emails sent. ...
Speakout (04/25/16)
Will you please check this out for us? We have heard that Kathy Sweeney is expecting again. It will be 37 years since she has had a child. Will you find out for us? There are two things I have learned in my life. Don't ask a woman's age and don't ask if she's expecting. Here's the number if you want to ask: 573-335-1212...
Executive order could put the public at risk (04/23/16)
Like a number of communities, Sikeston has seen an uptick in violent crime recently despite a concentrated effort by the Department of Public Safety to monitor and control the criminal element within our community. I shudder to think where we would be today without the quality of Public Safety leadership and the dedication of the men and women who serve here in uniform...
Speakout (04/23/16)
I'd like to say a few things this evening. I think Mor- ley needs to have a city ordinance about these dogs running loose and pooping in other people's yards and the people stepping in the poop. You get it on your shoes and track it in your house. Maybe this new po- liceman can do something about it. It's not right to try to get in your car or have visitors without stepping in poop from somebody else's dog. Keep it in your own...
Speakout (04/21/16)
I'm reading SpeakOut and I feel like the police might have more time in the city of Sikeston to worry about the limbs on the street and panhandlers if they didn't have to worry so much about druggies, murderers, thieves and robbers. There is some serious crime going on in the city of Sikeston, in my opinion. Some of these people need to get a larger view...
Witnesses' silence will only benefit criminals (04/20/16)
The headlines in our area should be cause for concern or alarm. Higher than average crimes involving handguns in far too many towns within our region. Sadly, most of the crimes have far too much in common - young men with illegal guns, too many drugs, too many family disputes and too many gangs...
Political convention prepares for protests (04/16/16)
By most accounts, the Republican Convention in Cleveland this summer will play out on the national and international stage unlike any convention in political history. But the action may well take place outside of the convention site as protesters from far and wide have promised to converge on Cleveland in a mass protest of historic proportions...
Speakout (04/16/16)
If you think Bernie Sanders would be a good president, you are sadly mistaken. He's making speeches with promises he knows he cannot keep. Homeowners taxes would go sky high on their houses. I would love to have free colleges and healthcare because we give money to places like Iraq. ...
Speakout (04/15/16)
I'm calling in regard to "Kick smoking in the butt" that was in SpeakOut. I would like for that person to call SpeakOut and list all of the places here in town that you may go eat or shop or be around other people when they smoke. I'd like to know where those places are...
Speakout (04/14/16)
Now that it's grass mowing season and hope everybody has their city license to do their job in town. Everybody is trying to make a quick buck trimming their limbs and hauling the stuff through town, little do they notice that they are not tying their limbs down. ...
Campaign 2016 full of unanswered questions (04/13/16)
The truly fascinating aspect of the 2016 Presidential primaries is not what we know but rather what we don't know. Though highly unlikely, what happens if Mrs. Clinton is indeed indicted for her email shenanigans? Or what happens if Mr. Trump falls just short of securing the nomination on the first ballot of the GOP convention?...
Speakout (04/11/16)
I'm the lady that picks up garage sale stuff for free. My number has changed. It is now 573-838-4980. I just saw a man texting with his head down who almost hit him head-on. I think you would have lost. This is a 1994 Ford 150 to your brand new Cadillac. ...
Presidential politics create crisis for USA (04/09/16)
Two national headlines on the same day, Friday, April 8, 2016. "Obama vs. Texas Headed to Supreme Court" and "Five decapitated heads found in Mexican border town." The high court case is a lawsuit filed over the President's executive order to grant full government benefits to illegal aliens. The headless story concerns the ongoing drug cartel murders happening within shouting distance of the American border...
Speakout (04/09/16)
Spring house cleaning is underway. If anyone is reading SpeakOut that conducts and manages large yard sales for others, and for a fair and reasonable percentage of the profits, please leave your number in SpeakOut. This project will require moving valuable merchandise out of my home and basement. But you might be surprised by the potential...
Speakout (04/07/16)
I'd like to speakout about the continuing articles of changing the name of Main Street. The City Council has already taken action on this and it is not being changed. So why keep stirring up problems by putting it in SpeakOut over and over and over? We are getting sick of it...
Know your enemy: the Islamic terrorists (04/06/16)
Like it or not, Western civilization and culture are at war with ISIS. At this point, it's an undeclared war and a highly non-traditional war. But it's a war nonetheless. Unfortunately, President Obama is clearly not at war with ISIS. It has been abundantly clear from the very beginning of his first term that our president has a somewhat different world view of America's role...