Speak Out for Jan. 26, 2014
January 24, 2014 3:38PM
SPEAK OUT COMMENT: "It was great to see the creativity of Sandburg High School art students on display at the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center. You still have a chance to catch the exhibit, which runs to Feb. 3." | Ginger Brashinger~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 27, 2014 6:33AM
Kudos to the Evergreen Park policeman who spotted a van that just didn’t look right in an elderly neighbor’s driveway. It turns out the elderly man was scammed by two men to let them in. It could have turned out very bad. One of them could have stayed with the wife while emptying his bank account or worse. Job well done, Evergreen Park Police Department!
BR from Evergreen Park
I’m a veteran who has a comment about the movie “Lone Survivor.” On. Jan. 18 I went to see “Lone Survivor” at the AMC Showplace Schererville 16 in Indiana. To the couple behind me that never quit talking throughout the movie and the husband who had the nerve to say when a Navy SEAL was killed by a gunshot, “That’s gonna leave a mark”: Try to remember that servicemen and servicewomen gave you the right to say that. However, you should try serving in the military to understand.
It is gratifying to see a program on network TV that assumes that there are some viewers with some intelligence who want to watch more than reality shows. I think “Person of Interest” on CBS may be the best show ever on television. The acting, writing, photography and music are brilliantly put together plus it is about a current topic that millions seem to be concerned about: government and businesses spying on the general public. For those looking for quality TV, this is the show to watch.
About Walt Disney: Let’s wait till a guy has been dead for 40-some years and then call him racist, anti-Semitic and just plain mean. I think he was a product of his time. He joins the ranks of industrialist Henry Ford and so many other men and women who grew up in a different time in America. I do not condone their actions, but I am sure the Ford and Disney families are crying all the way to the bank.
I just read Scott Reeder’s guest column where he states he loves Illinois. I love this state too. It’s home. He mentions that many people are leaving our state. It seems the reason is because Illinois doesn’t love us, or it has a warped way of showing it. If we don’t like it but can’t leave, there are a couple of things we can do. Educate yourself on the issues and get out and vote. You will make a difference. It could be a positive if you do. If you don’t vote, expect more of the same. It’s your choice.
MJ from Worth
Can someone please explain to me why on Jan. 22 at 6:15 p.m. we received a phone call asking who we would vote for in the upcoming Illinois election for governor? I only ask because the caller identification indicated the call was from Wisconsin.
The U.S. House is trying to fight to improve the Affordable Care Act. The problem is with the U.S. Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama have to have it their way or no way. Thanks to the people in Nevada who re-elected Reid, he can hold up all the bills that the House proposes. There are a lot of good bills.
Regarding pet therapy: I would like to commend Bridgeview Health Care Center. They have two dogs, Dixie and Bella, that help all the elderly patients through a lot of hard times.
Tom from Oak Lawn
While waiting to be checked out by a store clerk, I saw her receive a phone call from her mother stating her son was having a seizure. She told her manager she had to leave and mumbled to herself about already being written up while the manager was rolling her eyes. This is what women have to endure. This is why every child and husband should love a woman. They are put through every test.
BJ from Hazel Crest
Eight years ago Vince Young, a college football player, reportedly signed a “guaranteed” contract for over $25 million. He has just filed for bankruptcy. I know that the old saying “life isn’t fair” is really true, but why oh why does a dolt like that even have a chance at $25 million? Never mind, I just answered my question.
Once again I spent over an hour on a recent morning shoveling my drive and sidewalk. And once again the mail carrier walks across the lawn, knocking the snow piles back into the driveway. It’s not a lot to shovel again, but I just don’t understand the reasoning. Why would you not walk where it is cleared for you? I can’t be responsible if you fall.
Regarding a baby ban at posh restaurants: The reason there was never a need for a baby ban at posh restaurants is simple. My generation and older were mature and unselfish enough to know that our babies did not belong there. I raised four children and did my time, having no family support and limited baby sitters. It’s a real shame the young parents were not taught this.