Speak Out for Oct. 24, 2013
October 23, 2013 10:36PM
Motorists need to watch for deer at this time of year as collisions can cause deaths for both people and the animals. | AP file photo
Updated: November 25, 2013 1:12PM
It was nice of developers to cut down all the trees on Gougar Road. It’s dark and deer are all over the road. People have to destroy all the land like we need more kids in our overcrowded schools.
Regarding parking: Note to businesses: When we customers drive by your store a half-hour before opening and we see cars in the parking spots nearest the door, we know they are the vehicles of the employees. Wouldn’t it be better if those parking spots were available for senior citizens? If employees are there so early and are physically capable of working, I think they have the time and energy to park a lot further from the door the customers use. Let’s bring back courtesy to the customer.
About the Affordable Heath Care Act: After working as a programmer in the industry for over 30 years, I want to comment on the term “glitch,” which is a malfunction or error usually of little consequence. On the other hand, the term “bug” is a defect in a computer system or program. The Affordable Heath Care Act is infested with bugs not glitches, Mr. President Obama.
Terrmiester from Burbank
Will Chicago Bull Derrick Rose finally play all of this year? Hmmm, do you think we would be able to have the same benefits on our jobs if we were injured? I think not. Would we be able to collect a salary for as long as he did? I think not. Would we be able to tell our employer after our doctor released us that we just didn’t feel like doing our job? I think not. Only in America, the land of opportunity!
Laura from Monee
I am personally glad that the Republicans are referred to as the Party of No. Someone has to stop this out-of-control spending and taxing. Remember that you didn’t like it when your parents told you no, but you can’t have everything,
Billy from Orland Park
Why is it that when bad things happen, certain people are so willing to blame God but don’t consider the fact that there are evil forces such as Satan present in this world as well?
Hey, Tony from Frankfort, I have an idea. If Tinley Park is full of ivory towers, then maybe you should petition Frankfort to build a Wal-Mart in your city. Then the people could chose if they want to drive to Frankfort or shop at Target. Maybe you don’t want it near your marble towers.
About dopes. The United States has been in the toilet for going on six years since the Washington, D.C., wonders and the Wall Street wonders pushed the economy to the brink. Now we have 535 morons deciding how to finance the government. These people gave us the deficits, the tax code, the fiscal policy, the deployment of the military and more. Why won’t term limits be applied to these dopes if the president has a limited term of office?
Regarding the U.S. government shutdown: What is happening to America? World War II veterans were made to go around barriers to walk in the open air to see the war memorial in honor of their service to our country, but immigrants who are here illegally were welcomed with open arms to the National Mall. Disgusting!
Professors and archaeologists have found something very stupendous in Egypt. It was an excellent find. It’s a find they thought they would never dig up. It was singer Cher.
Mike P. from Chicago
So is health care or health insurance a human right? Some people, including President Obama and his ilk, seem to be using the two terms interchangeably. It seems to me Americans have always had access to health care services but maybe, for one reason or another, have not had insurance. I think these people have created and then have blown this health care issue all out of proportion. Health insurance is a monthly bill that some people cannot afford right now. Health insurance is a product or a salable good but certainly not a human right.
Two adults are arrested for a fight in Chuck E. Cheese’s. Are the so-called experts really clueless as to why there is so much violence in certain areas? I think the problem is the politicians being politically correct and not laying the blame for all this violence where it lays — on the parents.
Regarding federal government shutdown woes: Enough is enough! Exactly how much of American tax dollars were saved by furloughing government employees? Nothing. That’s right. “Why,” you ask. Because what everyone fails to realize is those government employees who were furloughed pay federal and state taxes too so every day they didn’t work providing vital services to those in need is another day the government lost those employees’ income tax dollars, simply adding to the economic meltdown.
Kim from Park Forest
Those who claim to be in the know state that Social Security will run out of money around 2025. Isn’t it amazing, though, that welfare seems to be a never-ending bottomless pit of money?
Bob from Oak Forest
I’m retired but spent 22 years in education as an assistant and classroom teacher. My monthly pension before taxes and insurance is under $2,500. Not only do I need the income, but teachers are grateful to have retired teachers substitute because of the curriculum continuity benefiting the children. Do you also have a beef with people who have two jobs because the second job is taking away pay from someone who depends on that income. Why not extend it to someone who has a job which pays more money than they need? A good sub will be asked back.