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SpeakOut 9/12

Friday, September 12, 2003

Call 471-6636

I'm calling in regards to the comments in the Sept. 2 Letter to the Editor from W.T. Woods. While I agree with some things he said in a political spectrum, I find his closing comments in regards to the President's mother distasteful. He should be ashamed of himself.

W.T. Woods is a mean-minded Democrat. How can he say Mrs. Bush should have had her tubes tied before she had her children? He needs to go to a good psychiatrist and do something about his insulting ways. He needs to be ashamed of insulting people who are good people. He sure isn't a good person and that's for sure.

I would like to SpeakOut about Mr. W.T. Woods write-up he had in the Sikeston paper. I agree with W.T. Woods. They should have tied old-lady Bush's tubes before she had the idiot we have in the White House. Then we wouldn't be in the shape we're in now. George W. and his dad are complete idiots. They're stupid, stupid, stupid.

In reply to W.T. Wood's Your View on Sept. 2, George Bush is not Adolph Hitler. Hitler was a socialist like Hillary Clinton and you, W.T. Ninety percent of the world may have been against the war, but 80 percent of Americans were for it and backed President Bush. His duty is to defend us, not the world. We support President Bush. May God bless his efforts. And you wish Barbara Bush's tubes had been tied to prevent the birth of the best president since the '80s, some people may think, W.T., your vocal cords and fingers should be tied to prevent you from revealing an embarrassing small mind.

I would like to SpeakOut about the problems on Sikeston streets. Over here on Fifth Street, the road is torn up so bad that when you pull into your driveway, it tears up your exhaust system. I already have to replace the exhaust system on one vehicle and I'm sure I'll have to do it to another one. When it rains, the water stands in this road unbelievably high. I have called the city and complained and complained about this, but nothing seems to be getting done. How much longer are we going to have to put up with these kind of street conditions, especially over here? It is terribly bad. The road is torn up and dents way down about a foot and a half before your driveway, so when you back out, the exhaust system can't help but scrape on the ground. I've called the transportation and city hall and I don't know who else to call. I wish something could be done about this. After all, we do pay taxes here.

Michael Jensen has the responsibility of clearly distinguishing between biased paid advertisement and objective authentic journalism. The back page of the Sept. 2 edition of the Standard Democrat is very deceptive to an unsuspecting public. I'm sure they paid well for a full-page paid ad with no clear disclaimer from the editor. But what is the cost of lost trust?

I would like to thank Stricker Body Shop for the great work they did on my car. They are very good to their customers and went out of their way to help me.

My wife and I subscribe to several magazines that we read quickly and then toss in the trash. I dislike throwing them away after so little use. Is there some organization, nursing home, or whatever that would like to have current magazines that are in good condition? If so, where are they and how do we get the magazines to them?

We're all getting a little tired of your sportswriter. Derek James "spins" any Sikeston football loss into a victory - had the Bulldogs not suffered so many unbelievable bad breaks in the game. If you never looked at the score in his "loss" article, and factored in all the "ifs" and "buts," you would think that Sikeston won the game in a landslide. I was particularly impressed with the way he turned the season-opening loss to Jackson into a major victory for the program, despite the outcome on the scoreboard. Just write the story. We don't want to hear all the whining when the 'Dogs get whipped.