I think the city of Sikeston does a pretty good job of patrolling the projects. In Charleston, you see 10-15 people standing outside of residences who don't even live there. You don't see this mess in Sikeston.
This is in response to the person who is talking about marijuana being a "gateway" drug. You're full of it because I know plenty of people who have been smoking marijuana since they were 12 or 13 years old and now they're in their late 30s or 40s. They have an occasional drink or two or maybe a cigarette, but they swear up and down that they've never done an illegal substance other than marijuana.
The person who continues to say marijuana is a "gateway" drug says cigarettes aren't illegal. Cigarettes are a drug.
I would like to SpeakOut about our wonderful, wonderful president. Mr. President and some of the ignorant people in Washington just want to scare people by putting the Orange Alert out. They want to really scare us into believing it's Hussein. Mr. President talks about Hussein being evil. But he is more evil than anybody I know. He just wants to scare people into getting him to go along with him about the war. I don't go along with it or with anything he says. I wish we could get him out of office. The people who helped vote him in should be ashamed of themselves.
I am looking for some good-sized gourds to use as bird feeders. Does anybody in the Sikeston area have any? If so, please put your phone number in the paper and I'll call you.
I noticed in Miner there's a man running for the city board and he has been tacking his campaign posters onto trees. I wonder what the trees think about this. Does he know it's going to kill them?
I have been seeing politicians on TV in recent weeks who say that if we go to war with Iraq, we will rebuild everything that we destroy in that country. I don't understand. Why would we rebuild? Did the Japanese rebuild our ships at Pearl Harbor? Did anybody rebuild our World Trade Center or the Pentagon? We are. The American people. I just don't understand it. If we have war, we're going to rebuild everything we destroy. If Saddam Hussein could come into this country, he would destroy anything and anybody. This guy is a dictator, he is an evil, wicked person and should be taken out. I am strictly against rebuilding anything in Iraq. The Iraqi people should get together and get rid of this dictator themselves. Our military personnel will go over there and lose their lives for a country that won't defend itself. It's a stupid statement to make that says we would rebuild everything we destroy. We need to get rid of Hussein and the terrorists and bin Laden and all these wicked people who are on the face of this earth.