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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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. ...
Sportsmanship more important than score (07/19/14)
I rarely write a column about sports. Not that I have no interest in sports. In fact, I love sports and follow my favorites like any other fan. But something odd happened at this week's All-Star game and it speaks more to sportsmanship than sports. This year's All-Star fest was actually a tribute to Derek Jeter of the Yankees. Jeter has been a star in the Big Apple for years and is a certain Hall of Fame inductee when he becomes eligible...
SPEAKOUT
 (07/18/14)
I want to thank the Elm Street Baptist Church for their Fourth of July street party. It truly is the only place where everything is free. If you haven't been to it, you are surely missing out. They said this was their 10th year doing it. This is my fourth year to attend, and I have to say, it only keeps getting better each year. ...
SPEAKOUT
 (07/17/14)
Obama asked for $500 million for Syria to get rid of ISIS. Is he kidding? Maybe he can write them a personal check since we have to borrow to give. This country is already underwater in debt and now he wants to handle immigration on his own. We should maybe send several busloads of immigrants to the White House to be taken care of by Obama and Congress. ...
Success in classroom begins in the home (07/16/14)
While out for a brief Sunday afternoon shopping binge, I couldn't help but notice the "Back to School" sections were in full display. My kids are long out of the educational environment so I pay much less attention to the school calendar. But the reality for thousands of kids and parents is that the summer break is drawing closer to an end and in just a few short weeks, the school routine begins anew...
Speakout (07/16/14)
My topic is bullying. You hear about children being bullied all the time. They have their parents, their teachers and maybe even their principals to help. What happens when you are elderly and handicapped and you have a landlord that bullies you? What are you supposed to do? Man challenges you for fixing this or that, charges you for the pipes and time and it's not fixed. ...
SPEAKOUT
 (07/14/14)
I have a son in the military that is serving overseas. He informed me today that they only give them two meals a day now, that one meal has been taken away. Really? Let's see, if he were in prison he would have three meals a day, air conditioning, TV, basketball and tennis courts, etc. ...
SPEAKOUT
 (07/11/14)
Tennessee has removed itself from the partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Testing Consortium aligned to the Common Core National Education Standards, joining the 18 other states pushing back against Common Core. Tennessee's move leaves only 16 states and Washington, D.C., remaining in the Consortium. ...
SPEAKOUT
 (07/10/14)
I'm getting tired of hearing all the bleeding hearts complain about the soldier that was supposedly kidnapped by the Taliban and brought home by the release of five terrorists. Everybody seems to forget that he deserted his post. Whether he was serving the United States here at a post, or overseas like he was, when you walk away from your post you are a deserter. ...
SPEAKOUT
 (07/09/14)
I just watched a lengthy online talk by a college English professor on Common Core. He backed up everything he said with newspaper articles, or excerpts from school text books or government articles. It is sickening to hear about what is being taught in our schools. ...
SPEAKOUT (07/07/14)
I just watched a lengthy online talk by a college English professor on Common Core. He backed up everything he said with newspaper articles, or excerpts from school text books or government articles. It is sickening to hear about what is being taught in our schools. ...
SPEAKOUT (07/05/14)
I read the article by reporter Scott Welton in the Wednesday Standard Democrat about voting to cut the income of the city of Sikeston by hundreds of thousands of dollars. I further read at the end that our state representative was unavailable for comment as of press time. What I'd like to know is did she vote for us or against us? If you could print that, I'd be grateful...
Speakout (07/03/14)
The United States of America is in a fog. When it lifts, will we still be the land of the free? Voting is our civic duty, so register today and be ready to vote. Strength is in numbers. To keep our republic we must vote for candidates that are pro life, pro Constitution, pro gun. It is our civic duty to vote for a candidate that is on America's side. God bless America...
SPEAKOUT (07/02/14)
Doesn't anybody realize that Obama is not worrying about anybody, just having a good time the last two years of presidency? Him and his family are just vacationing. And I didn't know Michelle Obama was supposed to be in politics for her husband. Leave the school lunches as they were, unless she wants them. And let the children learn to write in cursive...
Speakout (06/30/14)
I see where we are looking on the ballot in November to increase taxes for bridge and road renovations. My opinion is I pay enough taxes now, so many I can barely get by. I don't think we should be punished for their misuse of funds and their irresponsibility in overspending. ...
Speakout (06/27/14)
This is in response to "My train of thinking." Yes, I bet that comes from your highly nonjudgmental religion doesn't it? Oh, you religious people just tickle me. I wish that President Obama's wife, the First Lady, would get out of people's business, what they eat, how fat they are, how skinny they are. ...
SPEAKOUT (06/26/14)
Oh how politicians weep. Isn't it something how if the No. 2 man that they call in the Republican Party gets beat by a commonsense person that don't have a big check. To me, I think 1 and 2 should fall just like the Democrats, the 1 and 2 should fall on their side. ...
Speakout (06/25/14)
I just want to tell the taxpayers in the state of Missouri that I'm sorry I draw disability and stuff. I have to go to the hospital at least once or twice a week for pain shots and antibiotics and medication for my teeth because a dental clinic that gets paid by the federal government raised their co-pay up to $100. ...