Speak Out for Sept. 21, 2012
September 20, 2012 4:34PM
The New York strip steak is a popular choice for those who choose to dine out. | File photo
Updated: October 22, 2012 6:24AM
Contrary to what some might think, working people are not jealous of Link card users. We work. We should get the steak dinner.
To those who are complaining about teachers’ salaries: Come on, folks! Middle-class wages are too low, yet you are all complaining about someone making a livable wage. Teachers overall are underpaid. So many of you are quick to comment and criticize. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a change. Spend a day in a classroom. Teachers have a very hard job and a very important job. Education is the key to the success of the United States. Support these middle-class workers.
I cannot believe that when the government, through the Federal Trade Commission, put the National Do Not Call Registry in effect that they exempted these phony political calls. I don’t give a darn which crook wins. I know what to do when they come to my door with evil intent. Let those who think they play some role in how America is run, by voting for one of the people chosen by the real rulers behind the curtains, listen to these ridiculous calls. Let the people who don’t want to be inundated have the choice to say, “Do not call.”
Like I stated before, do we really need another community activist like Sandra Bury in politics and running for mayor in our town? Look at what is happening to the United States now.
It is amazing how hockey players from the NHL are determined to continue playing their beloved sport even if they have to move overseas during the current lockout. This act of sportsmanship is an indication of their devotion to the sport of hockey. My hope is that the Chicago Public Schools teachers who have been striking will show the same devotion to educating the children now that the strike is over.
Radislav from Chicago
I think parents of Consolidated High School District 230 are being crazy. The students have a lot more than other school districts do. Then they are crying about busing kids for 45 minutes to school. They should look at what Community High School District 218 did about 20 years ago. The town farthest away, Calumet Park, was split and bused to Richards and Shepard high schools. I would be happy if my sons could go to any of those schools. Be happy with what you have.
Please tell me why TV game show “Jeopardy!” was moved to a 2:30 p.m. time slot here in the Chicago area. It’s held the same time slot at 3:30 p.m. for many many years. Katie Couric’s show “Katie” is the newcomer on WLS-TV (Channel 7). It’s another talk show. Really? Who cares? Put “Jeopardy!” back in its correct time slot of 3:30 p.m.
To the commenter from Willow Springs who thinks cops are irrelevant bullies: What if you encounter a speeder who blows a stop sign and T-bones your car, leaving you pinned in and bleeding? A cop, first on the scene, brings a shirt or towel to compress your wound and offers to hold your hand. Will you tell the irrelevant bully to leave you alone and just go away? Do you really think your stereotype is true?
DP from Crete
First, I encountered gasoline prices that were $4.69 or $4.79 per gallon on Cicero Avenue just off the Stevenson Expressway. Secondly, I couldn’t wait one hour at a major area drugstore for a prescription on the way to Michigan, so I had it filled in a Saugatuck, Mich., small-town drugstore for $29. Meanwhile, a refill at a major area drugstore cost $46. I wonder how our government is protecting the consumer. Hello!
The two smartest politicians Illinois had were former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and former Gov. Jim Edgar. They both got out before the state went to pieces.
Lou from Palos
Thank you, guest columnist David McGrath, for once again hitting the nail on the head. Your column about people being plied into voting against their own interests was amazing and so accurate. This whole Take Back America campaign is such a joke. It’s as if the United States has been hijacked. Indeed, people have been influenced by more from super political action committees, the Stockholm syndrome and out-and-out lies. The worst part is they really believe they thought up this stuff themselves.
It is a shame that the Old Barn restaurant in Burbank is still vacant and boarded up. The city of Burbank should move city hall offices off 79th Street and over to that site. It would be more convenient, have better parking and be adjacent to the beautiful Stickney Township building.
I was sickened to hear about that horrible person who hurt the horses during that break-in at the police stables at the South Shore Cultural Center. I am a former horse owner of more than 40 years. This is not acceptable. Thank God that they are going to recover. This person has to be caught and punished. When a person hurts animals they move on to people. To hurt an innocent animal is a horrible atrocity.
Pat from Chicago Ridge
My father was a steelworker. When he went on strike, he lost wages that took years to make up. Chicago teachers were on a so-called strike that might be better called extortion since all missed school days will have to be made up. Also, I believe they will lose no pay days as a result of the strike.