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Speakout 12/24

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Meetings of the Standard-Democrat editorial board make those of the Miner City Council seem orderly, calm and collected.

No, actually ours is an editorial bored!

Hello. I was wondering if there was any possibility of getting the Sudoku puzzle in Sunday's paper? I really enjoy working those puzzles and I don't know how much longer I can go on without going two days without them. Thank you for your concern.

I feel so sorry for the family and friends of that Senator, laying there in that hospital not knowing whether he is going to live or die. And the only thing you hear on the news, and it's all over the news, is whether or not the poor man is going to be able to vote as a Democrat or a Republican, and that makes all the difference in the world whether he's a Democrat or a Republican. No one has said anything about the fact that his family is in such distress right now, or the fact that this poor man is in such distress himself. As if his life, whether he votes Republican or Democrat, makes a difference. It's just not right. He's not a politician to be counted this way or that. And oh, he died, so now we don't have to worry about politics from this point of view or that point of view. It's not fair. Unfortunately, that's the way the U.S. is going these days. And who knows, maybe if he lives and gets up there to vote, he won't vote the way they want him to vote anyway. At least he shouldn't if that's not the way he wants to vote.

Yes, this is about the city of Charleston and the residents in it, especially on North Main Road that will not clean up their lease. I'm not gonna rake my yard, I have raked it once. I don't intend to rake it the rest of the year, until you idiots clean up yours. Get off your lazy butts and get to work!

This is about our great governor of Missouri and about his road deal completed on time as said. Well, I think they need to come back over our road and complete it again. I counted 37 busted out concrete spots coming from Sikeston to Wyatt. If you think this is bad, go on 55 to Cape Girardeau to Perryville. They've redone from Sikeston to Charleston and messed it up. Maybe a few places are a little bit better. It's ridiculous, the money they've thrown away.

I would just like to thank the dispatchers and all the officers at the DPS for the good deed that they did recently. They were so kind and I never even gave a thought that they would take care of this. They checked on a lady. They went beyond their duty to check on her to make sure she was okay. Thanks for your kindness. You see all kinds of negative stuff, but people forget the good stuff. If it wasn't for you all, what would happen to all of us? There's not enough to say how much we appreciate you. Merry Christmas to all of you.