Speakout 2/25

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

I would like to SpeakOut about gay rights. I think that if they're going to allow two guys or two women to get married, they ought to allow you to claim your dog as a dependent.

I am calling about the Feb. 16 article about Charleston's drug problem. Who is responsible for checking spelling? Grapple is spelled grapple, not grappel. That one sticks out like a sore thumb. Better luck next time.

You are right and we apologize for our misteak.

Is Mel Gibson's new movie, "The Passion of Christ" going to be shown to the general public at the local theaters?

We contacted Don Burchett with Malco Theaters who told us the movie will play in Sikeston, but it will be shown here two weeks later than the national break.

How can Ted Kennedy get on TV and talk and criticize the Republican like he does when he is a murderer and never had to go to jail for it. He and Hillary Clinton are the axis of evil in this country, along with some of the trash in Hollywood, like Barbra Streisand and a few others. They are candidates for people to be destroyed. Why don't they move out of the United States before it's too late? Everybody has some bad parts about them, but if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Just asking

Blodgett still has their Christmas decorations up on the poles and it's February. Why haven't they been taken down yet?

Everybody needs a break

My husband and I own our own business and we look forward to Sunday. This is the only day we have to rest. I want to let the people who attend our church to know that we appreciate your business, but we do not want to discuss business matters at church. Please wait until Monday.

All I wanted for Christmas was a flat-screen plasma TV, but lo and behold, when I went to see how much it cost, I sure couldn't afford it. That didn't seem to stop Peter Kinder, who leads the Senate Administration Committee and decided they needed a 61-inch plasma TV that cost $21,000 so he approved the purchase of one. Wow! I thought the state was having budget trouble, but I guess the Republicans think there's no trouble, let's just spend this money. I'll bet most of you didn't know Peter Kinder approved this $21,000 plasma TV for the Senate.

The biggest NASCAR race of the year and the Daytona 500. I had to work on Sunday and didn't get to see it. I expected to read about it in the sports section on Monday, but there was not a word to be found. Poor sports section. You guys could do a better job.