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Speak Out for Nov. 26, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio shakes hands with President Barack ObamRoosevelt Room White House WashingtD.C. Friday Nov. 16 2012 during

House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, shakes hands with President Barack Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Updated: December 27, 2012 6:13AM



U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said he is ready to work with President Obama. This would be good for the country. However, there is still a cloud hanging over Boehner. That cloud is the Tea Party.

I was totally paralyzed seven years ago from a rare brain illness. I went through being completely dependent on someone else to care for me. God shed his grace on me and I am now completely healed. I can walk and talk again, I can lift my arms over my head and carry things and I just learned how to ride a bike again. Let’s all give thanks for all the things we take for granted like the things I mentioned and the fact that we can see the sun, feel the wind and hear the birds.

Karen from Thornton

No proof of citizenship should equal no license to drive. Simple enough?

Burbank

Instead of featuring the word “survives,” the Nov. 21 SouthtownStar headline should have read: “Blue Island teen causes Metra crash.” Tori Berrios’ comment, “I don’t think it was luck or chance, but I feel like God was with me,” could only mean God’s inner voice said, “Chance it.” She should pay the people who were inconvenienced at least $100 each for their time plus she should pay for the damage to Metra property. I’m sure some lawyer will say it’s Metra’s fault for not having someone standing there telling her not to go around the gates. Some things never change.

Gary from Oak Forest

This is for Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed: Most people are not interested in what you are thankful for. You mention a lot of things you are thankful for that I think cost a good amount of money. You do not mention being thankful for your health. Most people are just thankful they can put food on their table. Your article comes off as subtly bragging. This is only my opinion.

Hazel Crest

I don’t find it offensive to see gay couples kissing on television. If you don’t like it, then don’t watch the soap opera. I’m sure you don’t object to watching heterosexuals having raunchy affairs, lying to each other, scheming against one another, worrying who the father of their baby is, etc. If you were a decent heterosexual, you’d be offended by that.

Can Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch be impeached? The definition of impeach is to charge a government official with having committed serious crimes, misdemeanors or misconduct or having caused a breach of public trust while serving in office. Judge for yourself. Mayor Welch has hired felons to city positions and has allegedly misused and overspent taxpayers’ money. All of this has brought the city to the brink of financial collapse. The question of possible impeachment proceedings against Welch is definitely a question that needs to be answered.

What a shame that Thanksgiving has lost it true meaning of giving thanks. Instead, it has turned into just another day to spend money on useless things. When the credit card bills come, you’ll be sorry not happy.

I’m sure we will be out of debt soon here in Illinois, Cook County and Chicago. The Democrats, who seem to know what is good for you, are clearly entrenched here. I guess there will be no problems and smooth sailing from now on.

To the gentleman complaining about the cigarette smoke: What do you tell the truck drivers when they come by blowing their diesel fumes in your car?

Regarding taking Christ out of Christmas: Could someone please tell me the reason we’re not supposed to put up Merry Christmas or Happy New Year signs in schools or Nativity scenes in front of government buildings? I say bull to those who don’t like it or believe in it. They came here to America. Either like it and live like us or get out, plain and simple.

Orland Park

I hope all of you had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. To those who are flocking to the grocery stores with their Link cards and getting a free meal on the taxpayers and the government: You have a lot to be thankful for.

For those who think they have too many police, why don’t you send some of those extra police over to the Southeast Side of Chicago? When I see a police car in this neighborhood I feel like it’s a religious experience and I make the sign of the cross. I think the police around here are practically nonexistent.

Pete from Chicago

More about calls to tip 20 percent to 25 percent: I bet the various restaurant owners are thankful for all the discussion about how much to leave for a tip. I now go to the gambling boat with the $596 I saved per month from not going out to eat with my wife and leaving a 15 percent tip on those meals. At least at the boat I have a chance of maybe winning something. I wonder when the tip will be 50 percent of the bill.

It would come as no surprise if Hostess Brands follows the lead of Fannie May, is sold and moves its production. Same prices with lower costs equal even more profits for the chief executive officers.

Tinley Park

Wait until after the election and then put in your resignation the day before Thanksgiving so you won’t be covered by the news media. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has no respect for his constituents or for the taxpayers of Illinois who now have to pay for another election. A simple “sorry “ would have gone a long way.

Ken from Crete

So much for being a one-term president.



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