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Speakout 2/27

Monday, February 27, 2006

Where's the respect?

On the article about Cheney taking Bush hunting. This is America. At least respect your President.

Which would you prefer?

In response to all the talk about our Vice President. Would you rather go hunting with our Vice President or take a car ride with Ted Kennedy?

I want to thank the two good Samaritans who came after the snow and cleaned my carport and driveway. I don't know who you are, but I know God will bless you for your thoughtfulness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Mike, this is the comment on the money, $2.7 million that the New Orleans City Council agreed to spend on carnival related expenses for the Mardis Gras. You would think that they could spend this money a lot wiser than they are.

You would think!

What in the world is wrong with the mayor and city council of Oran, Mo.? To let the chief of police of Oran and the other officers to go around doing a survey? What would you do if a 350 pound police officer, packing a gun, pulled up at your door and asked you, "Is the police department doing a good job?" Even if you didn't agree with him, that he was doing a good job, you wouldn't tell him that because you would be afraid of retaliation. That survey was a joke.

I would like to speak out about this nice gentleman. Last Thursday me and my sister were in Sikeston shopping. My sister had gone in to J.C Penney and when she came out, she stumped her toe and fell down. There was this nice gentleman, yes I said gentleman, sitting in his car, and he came over and he helped me get my sister back to her feet. He was gone before I could properly thank him or get his name. Yes, I said gentleman. He restored my faith in the human race. He knows who he is. I want to say thank you from a grateful person.

Wake up silent majority in Oran. This used to be a nice little town to live in, but not anymore. The last meeting the city of Oran had on Feb. 13, the Southeast Missourian paper said the City Council supported the chief of police unanimously. Not true. If two or three alderman speak up in favor of the chief and five or six say nothing, and they do not take a vote on approving of the chief, how can you say there was unanimous approval. There was no vote one way or the other. I was at the meeting.