Speak Out for Dec. 2, 2012
November 30, 2012 3:22PM
The title character in "Lincoln" is portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis. | Photo courtesy of DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox
Updated: January 3, 2013 6:28AM
All politicians should go see the movie “Lincoln.” You should know that crossing the aisle is a good thing for all people.
Every high school freshman or sophomore basketball coach has to be a very good coach. You have to have a winning record and teach the kids basketball while the varsity team is always taking your best players. You still have to show up and do a good job. I say, “Good job!” to every girls or boys freshman or sophomore basketball coach.
Jack from Richton Park
More about the response to the complaint regarding all the news coverage for the death of Chicago Fire Department Capt. Herbie Johnson: Let’s not kid ourselves. Everyone that is working, paying their taxes and not causing society any problems is important to the community. A death is a private matter for the family and close friends. It is not necessary for all this showy display over one’s death like that person did something beyond humanly possible. Some of these people die in the line of duty due to an error in judgment.
I lost a job due to layoffs after 19 years. When I worked I bought nice things. If you see me using a Link card and I am wearing nice clothes, that is because I worked a job for years prior to getting on the Link card.
It’s funny how atheists religiously believe in nothing.
When President Bush got bum information and went to war, you could not forgive him and it was his fault. The press was all over him. When U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, possible U.S. Secretary of State nominee, goes on television and lies and then says she got bum information you, the press, say you can overlook it and give her a second chance. Where is the fairness? Why are you, the press, on the side of the lying Democrats?
Jason from Country Club Hills
My father collected his Social Security for six years. My mother collected her Social Security for 11 months. This Goldman Sachs chairman and chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein, who gets paid millions every year, has his figures all screwed up when he suggests that people would try to collect Social Security for 30 years. I’m nowhere near collecting it for 30 years. There is no way in the world I’m going to collect for 30 years. I think the average person does not collect Social Security for anywhere near 30 years.
Mr. President, you have been elected president for four more years. Let’s say you start your term off right. Do something. Instead of flying around the United States on the taxpayers’ money trying to get a few Americans on your side, stay in Washington, D.C., and work hard to resolve the problems with Congress so millions of Americans don’t get stuck paying for the government’s lack of resolve. We don’t have a guaranteed job for four years nor a lifetime pension like you, President Obama. We are just average working middle-class Americans.
God was with Tori Berrios when she drove her car around the lowered gate at a train crossing and the car was struck by a Metra train. She just wasn’t listening to him, but he has given her a second chance. I hope she grabs it with both hands. It just might change her life.
Who really cares about whether actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt get married? I don’t.
I guess Oak Forest Mayor Hank Kuspa cannot see the possibilities of a casino in Oak Forest. How about the southeast corner of 159th Street and Cicero Avenue? There is a huge vacant plot of land. It has easy access to the Tri-State Tollway, Interstate 57 and Interstate 80. It would be great for the possibility of new businesses right here in Oak Forest.
Bob from Oak Forest
Why should the cost of a special election for the 2nd Congressional District come out of the taxpayers’ pockets? U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. created this problem for himself. That lying and conniving little schemer and his family should pay for this bill. The taxpayers should demand he foot the entire bill.
Illinois is not broke as long as it has taxing authority. Something is wrong if Illinois cannot fulfill its pension obligations yet can grant the producers of the musical show “Kinky Boots” a tax break to come to Chicago. If it’s all about jobs then why does it seem like prison guards and tuberculosis specialists are less worthy than restaurateurs and hoteliers?
Regarding charity at the checkout: I want to know why companies are playing with the consumer’s social conscience. Where is the social conscience of the chief executive officer or marketing directors when they put this plan into place? What percentage of their salary or profits go there? Why don’t they cut a check to the charity and quit making us feel guilty about standing in line when we are just trying to budget our change? I’ll give to my charities on my own time.
Before I give the Chicago Transit Authority any more money for rotten service I’ll ride a bicycle or I’ll walk. I’m not giving them any more money. I hope everyone sticks together and does the same thing. You’re better off walking, if you can, or riding a bicycle than giving these people your money.
Our dysfunctional Congress should get done what they can get done. Wall Street is having a problem. The stock market is dealing with uncertainty. Why can’t they just make sure the middle-class tax credit gets locked in and deal with the other issues later?