[Nameplate] Fair ~ 81°F  
High: 92°F ~ Low: 73°F
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Speakout 9/21

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I was just watching CNN and there was an African-American gentleman on there. He was asked what he expected FEMA to do for them. And, he said give everybody $20,000 a piece so they could restart their lives. Well, all I can say is Homeowner's insurance. I am from Alabama, and it's hard to find a job, and I don't see anyone giving me $20,000. It's ridiculous. They are talking thievery, racism. It's not that. They built their places. They knew it was below sea level and this could happen at any point in time. It's not the government's fault, it's not anybody's fault but theirs. And, that's what Homeowner's insurance is for. I'm sorry, but I don't feel like I should pay for them to buy new houses, buy new cars, buy new clothes, when there are already so many people donating clothes and everything. They want the cash to buy what they want, not what they need. As far as the Red Cross, when they show all the employees salaries from president down to laborer, I will donate money to the Red Cross. At one time the Red Cross made more money than the president of the United States. There's no way I would donate to their pockets. This is enough about racism and slavery. Buy Homeowner's insurance and get a cheaper car. Cheaper clothes, Homeowner's insurance. They took a gamble building their houses where they did, and now they are paying the consequences. They blame it on everybody else. So, next time Florida is hit by a bad hurricane, I hope they are the same exact way.

I would like to call in regards to the lady that called about cell phones and food stamps. I am a proud black man, and I get food stamps, and I do have a cell phone. It is none of her business how much I get from the government a month. And I take care of my kids, all six of them. And, if she's interested, I do drive a Yukon SUV, so I don't want to hear it. Tell her to mind her own business and get a better job, and quit worrying about me. Power to the people.

- - -

This is in answer to the food stamp case. There are people who work and receive food stamp benefits. I work at a grocery store and there are white folks who receive $200 - $300 a month. I don't receive any, but don't discriminate those who do. Who are you? P.S. There are kids and teenagers who walk around with cell phones that do not have a working social security number.

I don't understand when people get into trouble, they used to want families to stay together. But now they seem to want them to be apart. Say you've been married for 25 years, and just because you make one mistake, they take everything from you. For instance, the love of your life. I just don't think it's fair. Even criminals need loved ones. But if they're locked up, they don't know what's going on. They may not know they are love. For example, my husband turned himself in to do a 120. We've been married 25 years, and since I recently got probation, I can't even see or I talk to my husband. I think that is so unfair.

This is to you Mike Jensen. You're supposed to be a reporter, and if you're a Christian like you say you are, it doesn't matter whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, a true reporter will tell the truth. You're just a hype man. You print what you want to print and sweep things under the carpet to cover up the Republican lies. You don't want the truth to be known and you're just blowing in the wind.

I am calling to speak out about my disgust for the people who don't buy all their clothing, groceries and everything out of the city of Sikeston's Department of Public Safety.. I guarantee you if your home catches on fire or someone breaks into it, it won't be Cape responding, it will be the city of Sikeston. People don't understand that when you shop locally, you pay local sales tax which goes to support our city government. I don't understand these people who shop out of town, and when they need something, they expect our city to jump on it. I think it's shameful.

What year was it that Sikeston and Charleston played their last Thanksgiving game? I think it snowed.

The Sports Department said their best guess was 1959.