Speakout 6/21

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Why is the highway department paving route P out in the middle of nowhere and hardly ever traveled instead some of the more heavily traveled roads around here. Route 114 for instance between Sikeston and Morehouse?

I was reading "Some criminals don't deserve freedom." We have two of them, George Bush and Dick Cheney.

Thank you for letting me Speakout. I'm sure I'm not the only one that finds comfort that the media keeps us well informed several times a day exactly what people like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears are doing. I would hate to not keep track of that.

I would like to Speakout on Thursday's paper, June 14th. Odd news. A town, Del Cambry, Louisiana, about a town's ban of wearing saggy pants. I think that would be appropriate in the city of Sikeston, also. There is no need that women, children, whomever, need to look at the teenagers' underwear. I would support that wholeheartedly in the city of Sikeston and would wager that 80 percent of the people in the city of Sikeston would vote for it also.

It is wrong to say No farmers, no food. So deal with it. That is a very selfish way of thinking. If not for your burning skills and use of crop dusting affects several people who have an impact on the growth of your crops. For example, the people living next door to you may be a truck driver who hauls your chemicals to the local co-op that you use in your field or they might be a worker at the co-op. They might be a barge worker who hauls your grain up and down the river. They might be the representative who buys and sells your grain or the man who works on your tractor or a storeworker who sells you produce. They could be your mailcarrier, a retired teacher who taught you in school. It could be a worker from the electric or gas company that powers you irrigation system and your house. The list is endless. The truth is each of us touches another's life in an ever-expanding web or chain. What we do affects others. We should try to get along and stop selfish thinking. There are alternatives to burning your fields and crop spraying. There are new-fangled ideas and methods developed all the time. Otherwise you would still be plowing with mules. Besides, we are all your customers and if we ban together we could boycott your product and choose organic and you would be stuck with your chemically-grown produce. Please try to get along.