SpeakOut 10/29

Monday, October 29, 2007

Call 471-6636

I wish that the secret SpeakOut Heckemeyer basher would come up with some new hate material to use on Tony. Get yourself all whipped up and write some new stuff. Your old routine is predictable and boring.

Mike, I'm calling about the SpeakOut where someone said 'that's not funny, Hillary Clinton being called a Socialist.' As every married man knows, Hillary was president once before. Nobody was really happy with that. Let's just throw Hillary out of the race and get a new face, with some new ideas that doesn't believe she has the answer to everything. This country was founded on majority rule, not on minority rights. The government has messed up and Hillary Clinton is definitely an answer for the wrong direction. Thank you very much Mike. I side with you.

I'd like to respond to the person who put in No husband, no announcement. This world is getting ridiculous. I understand where you are coming from when you say if they don't have a husband. But have you ever thought of the fact that the father may not have wanted the baby or wanted to have anything to do with the baby. Babies are loved by their mother no matter what. There are people in this world who put their babies up for adoption everyday. The mothers that put the birth announcements in the paper, at least they care enough to love their children. It doesn't matter if they have a Dad or not. They have a mother's love and that's all they need. So it doesn't matter if it's published in the paper or not. You need to find something to do.

About a week ago Mike Jensen wrote an editorial claiming Hillary Clinton was a Socialist. And when I called him on that he called me an idiot and said I just need to read her platform. I don't know that Hillary Clinton has a platform. I thought it was political parties that had platforms. At any rate, Hillary Clinton favors the national health care. Republicans call that socialized medicine and that's fine. They can call that socialized medicine if they want. But the idea that Hillary Clinton is a Socialist because she favors national health care is basically making a dishonest claim. Hillary Clinton is not a Socialist, she is nowhere near a Socialist. She's as capitalist as Jensen. And if Jensen is so much aware of what is in Clinton's Socialist platform, maybe he can just provide an example of that. And then we can move on from there. I'll be waiting for your reply Mike.

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton, 6/29/04; "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few . . . and to replace it with shared prosperity." Hillary Clinton, 5/29/07; "(We) . . . can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people." Hillary Clinton, 6/4/07; "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own . . . in order to create this common ground." Hillary Clinton, 6/4/07.

Mr. Jensen, I just want to mention, don't forget your paper is a Democrat. Be careful what you say about Mrs. Clinton. Be nice.

I am a parent of an eighth grade basketball player. I want to know why Sikeston Democrat does not publish their games. I feel that their games are just as important as the high school games. As a matter of fact, as these kids get older, they will want to see these things in a scrapbook and show their kids their accomplishments. My child was playing on the seventh grade volleyball team last year, as a matter of fact she was the captain. She has no memorabilia of her team. And now she is on the eighth grade basketball team and still has none. I don't think it's fair to her or to me as a parent to not have these things so we can have these memories and enjoy them later on in life.

I'm calling about the book house they are making at Miner, in that mall, and it's run by the fire department. I just found out yesterday that the firemen that are supposed to be out there, and they are getting help from all these kids, they are not staying out there to make sure these kids have a ride home. The other day two of the kids had to walk home down past the Piggly Wiggly and the cop was following them. I don't know if he was doing it for their protection or to see what they were getting in to. It was cold and late at night. They need to have some supervision down there. Those people that get help need to appreciate what help they are getting. Just because they are older and big and bossy don't mean they can just take off because they know kids are kids. Protect those kids. Make sure they have a ride home and if they don't, give them a ride. They are helping you.