Speakout 4/5

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

When they are given everything, they don't have to work for anything. They have no intention of stopping bouncing that ball long enough to learn anything. You are whistling in the wind.

This is to the parent who was complaining about the bartender that was serving their underage child drinks all night long. Apparently your underage child was not responsible enough to know that they were not allowed to drink, but they went ahead and did it anyway. It's your child's fault, too.

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This is to the mother of the child that was drinking in the wee hours of the morning. Mother, why don't you have him at home where he should be? A bar on Sunday doesn't seem very hallow to me. Kids have no supervision from Mom or Dad these days. Many need to be taken behind the woodshed and their privileges minimized. After all, who furnishes him enough money to drink until he loses his insights and senses? Parents let their children be drunks and druggies by furnishing their finances. Stop it by cutting their allowances and driving privileges.

I would like to know when the state and the government is going to start cracking down on some of these welfare people? I was out shopping and this person in front of me was checking out. She was paying for her cigarettes and her beer with cash money. She had approximately $342, because I saw what the figure was on the counter, worth of food in the shopping cart that she got with the food card. Look at the carts when you are out shopping. You can tell which ones they are, because a working person can't afford to feed their families like that. I don't understand. Most of these people are young people. I don't see any older generation people in their 60's or 70's that's paying with their food with the food card. Something needs to be done. I feed my family and I have to buy some of this generic canned goods and stuff. I can't buy this expensive stuff and expensive meat. There is so much fraud in this welfare. There are families that need it, I'm not saying they don't. But some of these kids whose parents are getting it, they are wearing clothes that a working man couldn't afford to buy for their kids to wear. These young people, they're healthy, they're strong. Let them go out and get a job and work. Get them off welfare and let them work for what they get just like I have to. If they've got money to spend for alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets and drugs, then they can pay for their food. And another thing, if you've got a food card, you don't have to pay taxes and that's ridiculous. I cannot believe that is throughout the whole country. Why don't they crack down on these people? When I go shopping, I know how much I can spend. I don't buy that expensive stuff.

Anyone who has a garage sale before 8 o'clock in the morning is mean and sadistic. If Sikeston has any aspirations of being more sophisticated like the cities, if you notice, they have garage sales around 8 or 9 o'clock, a reasonable hour on a weekend or weekday. Besides elderly people don't need to be leaving their homes or feel like they need to, at 5 or 6 o'clock in the morning or be out on country roads competing with the farmers, etc. I'm calling for a boycott of any garage sale that occurs before 8 o'clock in the morning. No one needs to schedule one before that. Especially your church organizations.

I'm a high school senior at Sikeston. I read where someone said we should take money from the schools and give it to the military. I believe that we already give enough money to the military and not enough to the schools. I know that several schools in this area have buildings that are falling down and poor plumbing systems.

To the caller who asked where in the Bible it states that it is immoral and unchristian to produce toxic waste, tell me where it is stated precisely in the Bible that a woman can't have an abortion and must be forced to bear a child she doesn't want? Where in the Bible does it state precisely that life begins at conception? The anti-abortion movement is just a scheme by you and other "Jesus would puke" Christians to oppress and control women and non members. Jesus did not want people to be ignorant sheep. He was the greatest revolutionary in the history of the world and His goal was to bring down the evil and corrupt lying Roman Empire. Jesus really does need to come again and deal with people like you.