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Speak Out for May 14, 2013

Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki  |  File photo

Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki | File photo

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Updated: June 15, 2013 6:25AM



In recognition of all the mayor has done for or to Tinley Park, I think Oak Park Avenue should be renamed Ed Zabrocki Drive.

To my fellow shoppers especially those at Wal-Mart and Costco: If you leave your shopping carts next to your cars as you drive away, please take a minute to walk an extra 50 or 100 feet and put them in the corral. For most, the exercise will do you good.

Lockport

Think it can’t happen to you? Two criminals forced their way into a home around 3 a.m. May 10 in Orland Park and shot a victim. Now do you realize why we need the Second Amendment?

Basil from Orland Park

They’re talking about how summer jobs that teens once took are now being filled by people in their 20s and 60s. Yet, our delusional government says we need more immigrants. Really? What jobs are they going to take? How many American citizens will be out of work and then lose their homes, etc., because they aren’t working?

Dawn from Midlothian

“Let’s ban knives” was the response by some to the horrible tragedy on the campus of Lone Star College. What you failed to think about is that in this incident there were no body bags. Nobody was killed in the Texas tragedy. Many were killed in other tragedies.

I appreciated the Speak Out comment from the Homer Glen resident wanting former Oak Lawn Mayor Dave Heilmann to move to Homer Glen to be mayor there.I thought the exact same thing. I am relocating to Indiana. Dave was a great leader, the people’s mayor. Unfortunately, for Oak Lawn, a percentage of the electorate elected a cast of characters that will make Chicago proud.

Oak Lawn

From now on if I see a loose pit bull or any type of dog running around, I’m calling in and reporting it. This is really ridiculous that I’m afraid to leave my house because people don’t know how to keep their dogs restrained.

Chicago Heights

To Bob in Mount Greenwood: No, it doesn’t seem strange that the 9/11 terrorists were identified so quickly. They used flight manifests. To identify the Boston bombers, they had to comb through thousands of images from professional and amateur video to isolate the offenders. It’s apples and oranges.

Bonnie from Flossmoor

Four American citizens lost their lives at Benghazi. No one was killed at Watergate. I think there is no comparison between the two.

There have been no real medical breakthroughs since the 1950s when Jonas Salk started the immunizations for polio. Most drugs alleviate the symptoms but do not eliminate the disease. Pharmaceutical companies are some of the richest businesses and have incredible lobbying power. Why produce a cure when you can sell a lifetime of pills?

Willow Springs

The events in Boston were a well-planned showcase of the coming police state in America. Did you see it? A major city was shut down by the authorities over one man whose guilt is questionable in the Boston Marathon bombings. Hundreds of heavily armed police robots took control of a large urban area. Did you get the message?

I think all of these people who like to harass Link card users love to hide behind Speak Out.

Some folks have fuzzy memories. Those protests during President George W. Bush’s administration were protesting the Iraq War, the place W and his advisers forgot all about Afghanistan for so they could have a rousing success of a war. We weren’t finding Osama bin Laden fast enough to make them look good. Afghanistan was the terrorists’ base, not Iraq. As for Guantanamo Bay, it is still open because no states wanted those suspected terrorists housed in prisons in their state.

Chicago

You have to laugh at Illinois’ politicians. They want to forbid anyone under 18 from using a tanning salon, but allow girls as young as 15 to purchase, without parental permission, the morning-after pill.

GWC

Do people really think gun control is going to stop that teenager from taking parental-owned firearms and doing a Sandy Hook Elementary School or Columbine High School type of shooting? If yes, then I think they are really naive.

I saw a Chicago Cubs billboard that read, “Not if. When.” Surely it had to refer to the scoreboard being taken down at Wrigley Field. And when they do, they should put it in their trophy room. I’m sure that there is plenty of empty space.

Bill from Oak Forest

The United States of America has tried everything possible to stop the slaughter of innocent people including children and senior citizens. The heinous crimes being committed are in the thousands and are progressively getting worse. When a rat knows he will pay with his own life, I’m sure the rat will stop and think before he kills a child or a helpless human being. We need the death penalty to save our own society. Just look at the rate people are being murdered all over the United States.

Alsip Joe

There’s nothing like someone who exudes sunshine. Just a brief conversation with someone like this can brighten a person’s day, so be that light in someone’s life.



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