Speakout 7/20

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

This is for all who live in this town, I do feel sorry for you. The town has lousy taxes, does not want new businesses and the laws are not for the landlords. As far as I can tell this is not a city, it's a joke of a town. I lived here as long as I could, but there's only so much one human should have to deal with. For all those who still live here, I do feel sorry for you.

Congratulations on finding a perfect place to live.

Warning to preachers who bring politics to the pulpit. Last month, after Republican workers began soliciting hundreds of "friendly congregations" in the swing state of Pennsylvania, the Internal Revenue Service sent out a blunt warning to political leaders that they could cost churches their tax-exempt status by enlisting them in transparent partisanship. Churchgoers are entitled to a little sanctuary from politicians.

I left my purse in a grocery cart at the Market Place on July 10 and there was a young man who works there who takes the carts in. He returned my purse to the office. He is one in a million and, I will tell you one thing, I will never forget what he did. I appreciate him and I hope the people he works for appreciates him as much as I do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You sure saved me a lot of trouble because I was scared to death I wasn't going to get my checkbook back.

I think George Bush needs to be out of the White House because he is no good. George Bush is not doing his job; he's not doing what he's supposed to be doing. George Bush is not a good president, either. I hope John Kerry gets to be president, because I believe he would be a good president, better than George Bush and I think Kerry would be an outstanding president. George Bush is not doing anything but sending innocent lives to Iraq, getting killed and he's not doing anything about it but sitting on his behind and doing nothing.

To the person who took the front page picture on the July 2 Standard Democrat has evidently never been in a restaurant before. I've never seen a customer in a restaurant sitting at a table without even a glass of water or cup of coffee. If he's supposed to be the first customer, why they would do anything so ridiculous as to roll out a rack with 48 buns on it when they're only going to throw one. You don't need 48 rolls if you only have one customer.

Lighten up! The event was staged as a public relations event for the business.

To the people who are going to vote for John Kerry and John Edwards. You need to listen to them at one of their little rallies. If you believe in God, you better understand that they are pro-choice. If you want to carry your gun when you're not at home, you better go listen to them. They are anti-guns. There are a lot of things about these boys. You better check their voting records because you don't know what they vote for or what they don't. Sorry, I don't want any man up there who tells me he was too busy to go vote for the Laci Peterson law.