Speak Out for July 27, 2012
July 26, 2012 2:02PM
The Wrigley Field marquis celebrated Ron Santo's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday July 23, 2012. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 28, 2012 6:18AM
Congratulations to Chicago Cub Ron Santo and his family for finally being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s a shame it wasn’t done when he was still here. He was the best third baseman.
To the person complaining about fellow churchgoers who don’t put one dime in the offering basket: Mind your own business. I know many people, including myself, who put a large donation in once a month. Being a Christian, you shouldn’t be judging anyway.
Jesse Jackson calls himself a reverend. I’ve never cheated on my wife. Does that make me a saint?
John from Oak Lawn
When is Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White or Gov. Pat Quinn going to do something about these people who are driving without insurance? I’ve have a problem two times with non-insured drivers.
I recently watched the ABC morning program “Windy City Live.” The guest was Barry Manilow. He should be suing his plastic surgeon and the person responsible for his maquillage. He looked pathetically ill. His voice is not what it was twentysomething years ago. He should realize that his facial appearance is grotesque. He should concentrate solely on songwriting in this final stage of his career.
Terry from Mount Greenwood
In the early days of living in the South, you could drive on the highways and see prisoners in grey and white striped outfits working on the roads and chained to each other. We need to bring these days back. What we have now are men with nothing to do but lift weights and eat. They need to feel some pain by doing hard labor.
The maniac who killed all those people in Colorado should be put to death. He has forfeited his right to live in a civilized society. This is a prime example for bringing back the death penalty. Why should we normal and decent people have to pay to house and feed this subhuman? Hang this rat. Let him rot.
The Link card is not a right. It is a charity. People who work for a living can spend their money on anything and everything they want because they have worked for the money. Money on the Link card has been taken out of the pockets of other people. It is food taken off the plate of other people’s children so you can buy food.
I am so glad they paid Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte. Now they can raise parking and ticket prices some more.
Everybody wants you to feel sorry for the poor teachers. How about all of the other hardworking people out there? Who feels sorry for them when more money comes out of their paychecks for someone doing better than them?
In open-minded societies like the Netherlands, Belgium and other countries, gay people are treated no different than heterosexuals. We want equal treatment, not special treatment.
Martin Luther King Jr. must be spinning in his grave. Where is the content of character in people that he talked about? It seems like all we see now is color.
Why blame the Republicans? They are not supposed to say yes to policies they know will not work. The Republicans have seen President Obama having a majority in the House and Senate for two years and not helping the unemployment rate, reducing debt or stimulating the economy. Why should Republicans go along with policies that most of the people do not believe in either? The Republicans represent the ideas of the constituents unlike Obama who has circumvented the usual channels to get things that he wants even though the polls show the majority of the people do not want them.
How did the shooting death of Darren Easterling in Park Forest even happen? The man was sentenced in April 2011 to three years. He was released in November. Seven months in jail is a walk in the park to many of these thugs. I am pro-gun and agree on stiff penalties for violators. Isn’t this what the Rev. Michael Pfleger and the whole Southeast Side was marching about? Let’s look at the system and the individuals committing these violent crimes, not the gun manufactures, dealers or law-abiding owners. The criminals will always have guns. Let’s keep criminals off the streets.
Ted from Frankfort
What a proud day for the students in the marching band at Rich South High School in Rich Township High Schools District 227, to be invited to perform at the Olympics in London. What a sad, disappointing and even embarrassing day for a community that could not raise even 10 percent of the funds needed for the trip. It’s supposed to be children first and it takes a village. What children, and which village? Certainly not the students in District 227.
Delores from Olympia Fields
The United States was never conceived to become a sanctuary, but a land of opportunity and freedom to pursue a better life through individual effort and personal responsibility. When citizens expect government to be responsible for their needs, they transfer a republic into a dictatorship where freedom no longer exists. The end result is two classes of people: the serfdom and the government bureaucrats. That creates its own form of slavery.
RW from Oak Forest
To the person who said the heat is gone: Wow! You were wrong. The heat is on again. Be ready for another hot summer.