Speak Out for June 8, 2012
June 7, 2012 1:58PM
Michael Shannon will star as General Zod in "Man of Steel," which is slated to hit the big screen in summer 2013. | Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Updated: July 9, 2012 6:13AM
Michael Shannon, whose first acting role was in Illinois Theatre Center’s “Winterset,” will costar in A Red Orchid Theatre’s “Simpatico” and play General Zod in 2013’s “Man of Steel” film. Bravo!
Thank you for recently highlighting our beloved Michael Rogers as he retires from his position at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He is the retiring orchestra director, though, not the band director, as was listed in the caption with the original article. Otherwise, the article is beautifully written by my retired junior high English teacher, Mrs. Ginger Brashinger.
I wish the detractors and those who beat the “hate Jesse Jackson” drum could have seen the response he received from the 90 percent, all-white veterans during the NATO Summit. They thanked him for his efforts and appreciated his support. There were hundreds of those who served the United States who evidently know more about the man and what he truly does than certain Speak Out readers. When will people who blindly criticize remove the veil of ignorance and see what he does instead of relying on secondhand and thirdhand accounts and prejudices? Understand the message, no matter the messenger.
Darryl from Lansing
We do not agree with Tinley Park’s decision to stop train whistles. What is next — church bells?
I just read that they found something new about President Lincoln’s death in 1865. I hope it does not take that long to find out the true story on President Obama. There have been allegations that Obama spent over a million and Axelrod spent $750,000 to hide something. You don’t spend that kind of money unless you have some to hide. Wake up, America!
MaryAnn from Palos Heights
I was in my car in front of a discount store in Glenwood. A man started walking across from my left. I swerved a little and went around him so he could cross without having to stop, lose a step or slow down. As I passed, he said, “You could have stopped,” and an expletive. I did not think that was a proper way for a mid-40s man to speak to a mid-70s lady. I thought a person of his age would have more manners. I’ve had teenagers and young people call me “ma’am” and treat me with more respect.
Nina Rhodes-Hughes claimed she witnessed the Robert F. Kennedy assassination as the 44th anniversary of the assassination was coming up.If she saw or heard something, she should have opened her big mouth 44 years ago when it could have done some good. She must be in need of some quick cash. Anybody who pays to hear her “story” is making a foolish mistake. Her claims and the media reports intend to interest people so she, and they, could profit from it.
New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann said this in June 6’s SouthtownStar about taking the Union School District 81 superintendent position: “I did not take this job for the money but for the challenge.” My reply comes from a famous quote: “How do you know when a politician is lying? When you see their lips moving.” Hey Mr. Challenge, ever hear of volunteering? I mean, “it is for the children, isn’t it?”
Now I wish I would have had my newspaper subscription stopped while I was away for a few days. I come home to see the pond scum also known as Drew Peterson featured on both the front page and Page 2 of the SouthtownStar on the same day. I’m pretty sure no one wants to read about this sorry excuse for a human being. And to feature him on the front page is disgusting. Was there nothing important happening in the Southland, or even unimportant? This paper is going downhill.
Women, let’s ask ourselves this question: Why should we vote for a party and a candidate who defeated the bill that enforces equal pay for women doing the same work as men? Every Republican in Congress voted against this bill, and Mitt Romney stayed silent on the issue. Most middle-class families are two-wage families, so when a woman’s pay is shortchanged, it also hurts her husband and children. Let’s stop being mesmerized by campaign rhetoric and political ads. We need to wake up and vote for the party and candidate who really cares about improving our economic well-being.
Alicia from Flossmoor
I believe that in other countries as well as the states here in the United States that have conceal-carry laws or where people are allowed to carry guns, the crime rate is very low. Take Switzerland for an example. There is almost no crime in Switzerland, and I believe that is because every home has a gun. The criminals will get the guns one way or the other. They never get them legally.
To the person who states we are a foster care state: I am a foster parent of two children. I don’t know where you got your facts from, but our home is checked monthly and we do not receive over $1,000 per child per month. We get nowhere near that. Every dollar is invested in these children, nor do we sit at home living off this money and label our children. There are families out there that truly care for these children as their own and don’t ask for assistance. So get your facts straight before you criticize foster parents.
Accused Oak Lawn bank robber Charles B. Estell has a violent past. Why is he not still in jail? He could get up to 20 years for the bank robbery. I bet if he does he’ll be out in five years to commit more crimes. Thank you, judicial system!
M from Oak Lawn