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SpeakOut 8-20

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Laughing all the way to the bank

Recently it was revealed that the CEO's of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae received bonuses of over $14 million each, in spite of the fact that they drove these entities into the ditch and left taxpayers holding the bag. This is only one example of the vast amounts of money that have been "redistributed" to those at the very top of the financial food chain. So, while all of you out there who are incensed and distracted by welfare mothers and the poor, who are getting their pittance from others to help them get by, the boys in suits are hauling your tax money out the back door by truckloads to fund their lavish lifestyles and second homes. Penny-wise and pound-foolish, are we?

Fading tan

This is to all of the consumers in Sikeston who bought tanning minutes at the place that mysteriously went out of business. I, too, had minutes there. What everybody needs to do is call the Missouri Attorney General's office, Jay Nixon, and file a consumer complaint. The number is 1-800-392-8222 or you can file a complaint online. I guess if the owner of the business is not going to tell their customers why they left or if they are reopening, everyone needs to file a complaint against them so we can get our money back.

What goes around, comes around

John Edwards didn't want anything to do with the Clintons. Look how it came back and slapped him in the face. Ha, ha.

Give me a C

It's Sunday, Aug. 10, 10:40 p.m. I see that an affiliate in Cape Girardeau is ending a movie about teenage cheerleaders. If I was to move from cable to Dish network, I don't think I would miss Cape Girardeau or CBS at all.

The root of all evil

This is in regard to any and all that read SpeakOut or any other part of the newspaper. You know I'm sickened over churches, not just churches but pastors, that have put their self before God. They stand having a form of godliness, but deny even the power there of. Children are told they can't attend Sunday school because they don't have an offering, or children are told to tell their parents that don't come to church that they're not welcome in church. This totally disturbs my mind. It's sickening. I, myself, am a pastor. We love our people and our people love us. We take care of one another. It's not about money, it's about life and death. It's about salvation. I would not want to be in these pastors' shoes on Judgment Day. These children and these people that they are turning away over the almighty dollar, their blood is going to be on their hands. I thank God that I have a better and clearer vision than that. We do pray for these churches and these people because they need help. We pray for the ones that are getting turned away because the chances of winning them back are very slim. Once you've been hurt and been told to leave and not come back over money, that pretty well puts a stop of wanting to hear the Good News. That's my thoughts, think about it.