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Speak Out for Nov. 11, 2012

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood Ill. has memorial walk thcommemorates soldiers 20th century wars 11 memorials.  |  File

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., has a memorial walk that commemorates soldiers of 20th century wars on 11 memorials. | File photo

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Updated: December 12, 2012 6:36AM



Veterans Day is a time to remember those who sacrificed their lives serving the United States in the military as well as those, past and present, who are part of our country’s Armed Forces.

The fact that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. won re-election just proves that Democrats will vote for anything or anyone as long as it’s from the Democrat Party. I suggest next time they have a garbage bag or a tire run as a Democrat. It would get elected because people just walk, not even think about it and vote Democrat.

It’s the people on the East Coast’s own fault for not stocking up with gasoline for their automobiles or generators or food for their homes. They had a week of notice before Hurricane Sandy.

The National Bureau of Economic Research determined the recession began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009. According to educated economic researchers, we began to dig out of the hole. It’s naive to think one person is responsible or it was unexpected. I can see misuse of political power linked with the economy. Another commenter sees it also in the public-service principle of “what’s in it for me?” The lies, bribes, deception, kickbacks, cheating and misrepresentation must stop. I’m sick of their fake smiles, photo opportunities and empty promises. That’s why I voted for a write-in candidate: Big Bird.

Supplying Cook County with money is one of the stupidest things we can do. Buy nothing there. Buy absolutely nothing there if you don’t have an immediate need for it. Go anywhere else. It’s a joy to stiff the most corrupt county and most corrupt city in Illinois out of any penny you can. Spend there and you supply the thieves and corrupt politicians, their friends, family and employees with full pockets. Break their bank.

Mike from the Indiana border

I know it’s a hard pill to swallow. For years, blacks have been discriminated against when it comes to jobs such as firefighters and policemen. Now Chicago, unfortunately, is paying the price. If you never walked in someone else’s shoes, it’s hard to get a grip.

I would agree to an illegal immigration detention center if the bill for housing, feeding and caring for these criminals was sent to the prisoner’s country of origin.

If Anthony Abbate, that former Chicago cop who beat and kicked bartender Karolina Obrycka and was caught on a security camera, gets off in the civil trial, everybody who has a security camera might as well throw it away. Our legal system is bankrupt. All of the cops who are trying to protect him just because he is their buddy, they should all be sanctioned too.

Bob from Oak Forest

Since men cannot get pregnant they have absolutely no business telling a woman she should have to carry the baby of her rapist. The thought of having to carry something growing in you for nine months that is going to remind you every second of the horrible time you were threatened, possibly beaten and raped is unbelievable to me. To expect a child to have to carry the baby of her father, uncle or brother is unbelievable. I cannot think of something more psychologically torturing than to carry a baby that was forced upon her.

We have witnessed disasters in other countries. Now a disaster has struck America. The entire east coast has been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully many Americans not affected by this storm will come to the aid of those in need. Americans have a way of coming together in a crisis. This is a big one. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in harm’s way and those who have lost loved ones in this disaster. Godspeed, fellow American.

Bernadine from Palos Heights

Commercials on television are really working when it comes to price dropping. Several leading stores have decreased their prices. Competition is good for the consumer.

With a clear message from the constituents that term limits are needed in Tinley Park, I hope our village officials are finally listening and focusing on real issues. It starts with better communication and having a marketing staff that actually lives in the community like many of us other employees and understanding our concerns.

Mark from Tinley Park

Thank you to the SouthtownStar for sponsoring the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus at Governor State University’s Center for Performing Arts. It was an excellent show. It made me and the sold-out crowd so proud to be an American.

Joe from Mount Greenwood

Now the servers want 25 percent. Are you kidding me? Who made this up? It was obviously the waiters and waitresses. The list of things to do to boost your tips is ridiculous. If someone wants to squat next to the table, stand physically close to me and touch me I think I’d be offended. Some people just want to enjoy their meal and not be run all over with pictures drawn on the check, people calling you by name and doing all of these other things. How intrusive is that?

America has an adaptive and innovative military, professional police officers and gun-owning civilians who are all able enough to help protect Canada, America and Mexico combined. However, the main global enemies are asteroids, droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados and volcanoes. Taxes are important. A prosperous American economy can be obtained through social peace, civil tranquility and a unity of diversity of peoples working and building together and choices. One nation under stars or one’s religion under a god with people enjoying holidays, family, the arts or sports. In America it’s “E pluribus unum.”



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