Updated: April 14, 2014 10:32AM
Before you shake up Springfield, we need to clean it out. The very first thing is getting rid of Mike Madigan, who is public enemy No. 1 The past two governors could do nothing, and the next governor will be in the same predicament. Mike Madigan controls the money, and his crony state reps are his bagmen. Voting out Democratic state reps will take away Madigan’s power, and when Madigan has no power, he is nobody.
This train has left the station for the 50th time. The Republicans have called for a vote to roll back Obamacare. I thought they were conservatives, yet they keep spending money beating a dead horse.
BJ from Hazel Crest
My comment concerns the SAT testing system.
My comment concerns the SAT testing system.The liberals who run the education system look to me like they are dumbing down the test and making it easier. They’re doing away with the essay section, and the point deductions are being changed. I think this is an effort so that they can give these diplomas out more freely. Instead of giving it on merit and intelligence, they can give it out based on your ethnicity or your socioeconomic standing and then everybody can be equal. Yeah, you know social justice instead of hard work and merit, just give the diplomas out to anybody. Why not?
There’s an ad on TV about Bruce Rauner with these nursing homes. It’s the people who are supposed to be taking care of these people who are sick. It’s not his fault. Check some of these nursing homes.
Did you notice how many times Barack Obama’s name was brought up in the story about the Country Club Hills police chief and Jeri Wright’s trial? Three or four times, which is outrageous. It’s not fair to use his name that many times in one article when nothing concerns him. That is really ridiculous of a paper to do something like that.
I’ve called in the prices of gasoline three, four, five times — the SouthtownStar ignores it. Somebody else calls in, it’s printed, $3.89. My sister is in South Carolina, $2.99 and $3.04. And we’re at $3.89? Explain that. It should be a federal law that protects us in America. Eighty-five cents a gallon gap? Somebody is putting money in their pockets. Print that.
RC from Oak Lawn
The city council told the private sector it has to give its employees sick days. These people are completely out of hand, and the taxpayers are getting fed up with them. This is America, this ain’t Russia. You know, we’re free. You can’t dictate to us and tell us what we have to do. We’re getting fed up with it. And we don’t need the 50 aldermen.
On Monday I enjoyed the sunny, 50-degree day with a walk around the neighborhood. With most of the snow melted the Proud Union Home signs were hard to miss. I’d me be more impressed if they read Proud Union Worker.
MJ from Worth
To Pat from Lemont: My neighbor weighs 106 pounds and has had three bouts of cancer. She is diabetic. Exercise and a diet have been crucial to her, yet she still fight diabetes. That is not all that is takes. There are some people who fight this disease daily who are not obese!
Linda from Monee
How many people know that as of Jan. 1, it is against the law to talk on your cellphone while driving? Today, a lady was driving (kind of), doing 35 in a 45 mph zone in the left lane with a handicapped placard hanging from her mirror, talking on her phone. Really! When are the police going to start giving out tickets?
I heard again about how a new stimulus is going to create new jobs, repair crumbling infrastructure, rebuild the rusted-out bridges. That’s great. But isn’t this the same speech we heard when we spent $980 billion about four years ago? Guess what same crappy infrastructure, and no shovel-ready jobs. That said, where did the 980 billion bucks go?
For those who think the U.S. should stay out of the Russian land-grab in Ukraine: In 1938, Hitler wanted to annex Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland under the excuse that it had a large German population. European leaders gave it to him thinking it would appease his appetite for expanding the Third Reich. We know how that turned out. In 2014, Putin wants Ukraine’s Crimea under the excuse that it has a large Russian population. Let’s give it to him and hope it appeases his appetite for absorbing Russia’s neighbors into the New Glorious Russian Empire.