SpeakOut 3/18

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Call 471-6636

The most we can expect from an Iraq war is 20 more years of oil. We only get oil now from Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska (60 barrels a day from the pipeline in Alaska). All the rest, we buy. We have used oil for 100 years and most of it has been used up. Ten years ago we should have perfected a new fuel for our cars instead of going to war for it. The rest of the world is not going to forgive us for this.

To the person who was worried about the deficit when Slick Willie was in, we weren't attacked when Slick Willie was in. So his watch caused us to be attacked for not keeping watch. We may never have a balance. If we don't watch out, we may not have a country.

A key ring with several keys was found on the parking lot at Wilson's Rock Bottom Discount, 803 Davis St. in Sikeston. To inquire, call 472-5947 or go by the store from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

I'm an elderly woman who lives on the west end of town and wake up to these booming sound systems in these cars. I go to bed with it and am awakened with it all hours of the night. Please, please have some respect for the elderly.

I don't know why we have to have war against President Bush. I've been praying since we've started this thing. I told my Sunday school class that I believe prayer is the answer. I believe if all you leaders, including Saddam Hussein and North Korea, would get together somewhere and hammer this thing out, you can get this thing settled. This world will never have any peace as long as one country tries to walk over another one. I know Saddam Hussein is a mean man but I believe a man is subject to change and I believe he's coming around. If you would have that all-important meeting of the leaders of the world and quit having them in piecemeal fashion. I voted for Bush, but if he keeps going like he is in 2004, I wouldn't vote for him for a dog catcher.

Bob Reeves keeps talking about spring on Channel 12 but I have enough common sense to know we're going to have a lot more winter weather between now and the middle of April. We're going to have some more snow, freeze, and just a mixed bag from here on. It gets me so excited that on Saturday morning I can't eat more than seven biscuits with the rest of my breakfast.

I would like to give a very warm, heartfelt thank you to the Scott County ambulance paramedics. At a special time of the year when families gather for thankfulness and exchanging gifts for one another, my family and I had no food or gifts to exchange. Well, they saw to put smiles on my three angels' faces. They made Christmas possible for us. You will never know how much you have done for us. Even this note of appreciation could never be enough. Please keep this in your hearts and minds. When you make a child smile, God smiles down on you. Thank you so deeply.