Speak Out for Dec. 13, 2012
December 12, 2012 4:10PM
This community center was previously a schoolhouse. | File photo
Updated: January 14, 2013 7:25AM
I’m from the same generation of schools that had 48 kids per classroom. I don’t know why these teachers complain all the time.
“Remember Pearl Harbor” wasn’t remembered. Dec. 7 has come and gone. Obviously our politicians, newspapers and televisions have also forgotten our veterans. I think it’s a shame.
Mike from Alsip
President Obama has a one-hour lunch with the Republican candidate who lost the presidential election and suddenly the president is a flip-flopper? Get real! Can the Oak Lawn commenter tell me which of Mitt Romney’s good ideas the president has put forth and took credit for? It was simply a nice gesture for the president to host his former opponent for lunch. Obama already knows what Romney’s ideas are. After all, as stated, Obama ridiculed them during the campaign. It seems that some people have such blind hatred toward the president that they will find any excuse to bad-mouth him.
I’d like to compliment the SouthtownStar for the beautiful article about Henry Dobrovits, the tiny toddler who died. I met him once. I held him in my arms. I will never forget him. It was great to read such a good story at this time of year. We need a story like this every now and then.
Fran from Lemont
The price of everything has been going sky high. People have a lot of reasons for this. I’d like to know how much of that has to do with the price of diesel fuel. I think that would make everything go up in price because everything is delivered by trucks.
Michigan is the most recent state to pass a right-to-work bill behind Wisconsin and Indiana. Can you imagine if Illinois had something like that? Watch out, unions.
Bob Costas, of NBC Sports, got on his soapbox to criticize gun ownership in the wake of football player Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend, the mother of his child. What gets me is the constant bleat that the remedy for rampant violence is to rid society of guns. Never do these bleeding hearts state that the real cause of this violence is the evil residing in the minds of the perpetrators. The theory is: If you rid the world of guns, the minds of the evil ones will be rendered clean. Unfortunately, something tells me that won’t be the case.
Tom from Evergreen Park
I have a hard time trusting President Obama. He often says one thing yet does something else. For instance, he says to tax the rich because they should pay their fair share yet he bails out the banks and Wall Street while they get rich on Americans. Now he’s using words like “revenge.” He wants to get revenge on the other side. Most people do not say they want to get revenge yet Obama does.
I saw a group of people out cleaning up the streets for their community service. That’s really good because they are out picking up all of that garbage along the road. But I don’t understand why people who are collecting welfare don’t have to work for it. I find it ridiculous that anybody who is healthy and can work can sit at home on their behinds and just collect money from the rest of us. People should have to work to collect welfare. Let’s have welfare recipients out there cleaning up and working.
I think these charter schools exist as an attempt to break the teachers union. These schools are trying to be sneaky. If I were them I would get together and file a class-action lawsuit against Chicago and the Board of Education.
Why don’t you just let the white-collar offenders out of jail so they can become our aldermen and congressmen? We already have a bunch of crooks in there, whether they are convicted or not.
I’m sick of hearing about us going over the fiscal cliff. Let it go and let’s see what happens.
In the guise to save the taxpayers of Country Club Hills money, Mayor Dwight Welch has successfully pushed a referendum to cut the number of aldermen in half. If Mayor Welch was really concerned about saving the taxpayers money, then he should have taken the lead and voluntarily cut his own salary and fringe benefits by 50 percent. However, by all indications, Mayor Welch’s real motives are obviously more transparent.
It kills me to see that all of these people of this generation, who were born into the good times, are going to give it up when their fathers ahead of them fought for all of the benefits that they were born into.
Do the people who work for the U.S. Postal Service live in the community that their post office is in?
Have any of the Chicago Heights aldermen walked through their ward or driven the streets to see just how bad they are? Look at the area you represent. Are you doing a good job? How can you go to work every day and collect a check? If I collected a check for this lousy job I would have been fired a long time ago.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” used to be a fantastic TV show. Now Miguel Ferrer is tearing it down. I think he has added nothing to the show. He is a negative. I don’t know why the producers don’t see that and get rid of him.
The citizens did not create the pension fund problem. The politicians have feathered their own nest with it. The taxpayers should not have to bail them out. Eliminate all of those who double dip into the fund. Then you will get to the bottom of this mess.