Speak Out for Dec. 7, 2012
December 6, 2012 3:44PM
Mitch Mazoras, 15, flies a model helicopter at Ridge Park in Chicago's Beverly community November 16, 2012. The Brother Rice High School freshman has been flying models since age 5 and now competes on sponsored teams. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 8, 2013 6:24AM
After reading how 15-year-old Mitch Marozas, of Chicago’s Beverly community, has parlayed flying model helicopters into being a pro, I can’t wait to check him out on Nickelodeon’s “Figure It Out.”
I think U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is the biggest obstructionist there has ever been in America. I hope he pays a huge political price for his protecting of the wealthy.
I’d like to thank Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, of the Who, for putting on the best concert I have ever seen. We are truly losing a rock legend when these guys retire or pass away. If you get a chance to see them, then see them. It was the best show of my life.
By resigning two weeks after he was re-elected to Congress former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has cost the Illinois taxpayers million of dollars to run a special election to fill his seat. Perhaps the Jackson family — who has made tens of millions of dollars off the Illinois taxpayers through community activism, elected office and politically connected beer distributorships — should contribute some of the cost of that election. I’m betting that will not happen.
People who are concerned about the abuse of Link cards ought to take a look at how much the oil companies received in subsidies from the government. I think the amount of corporate welfare is more than people welfare. In this era of record corporate profits, they don’t need the help.
I think our taxes have gone up unbelievably here in Tinley Park. You should have lowered our taxes with the $11 million instead of building a Taj Mahal train station at 80th Avenue with that money.
Regarding the Republicrats and Democans and the fiscal cliff: Keeping people dumb is where they’re coming from.
Keith from Steger
Firemen should realize that they work for the taxpayers. No one forced them to take that job. They wanted the job. They are getting paid very well. If anyone should be put on a pedestal it is us, the taxpayers, who support the firemen. It seems like the roles are reversed. They should all be grateful for their jobs.
I see the political bad penny, namely former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, has returned to the forefront. He has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Are you kidding me? What is his party platform going to be? Is it the lack-of-intergity party or power points of a scam artist? Who is going to vote for him? Will they be former crooks, pedophiles and gangbangers? Sorry, Mel. This time you are going to lose big time. You don’t have to be a Rhodes Scholar to figure that one out.
Don from Orland Park
Some people use the excuse that because they are “born that way” that being gay is a good thing and an acceptable thing. That would mean that birth defects are a good thing. That would mean that certain mental illnesses are a good thing. Not everything that people are born with is a good thing or a natural thing. Many of them are genetic mutations.
A lot of these actors and Hollywood types poured millions into helping get President Obama re-elected. Why is it that some of these movies and TV shows are made or produced in Canada or Mexico? Is it so they can avoid paying American taxes and avoid hiring expensive union workers? Is it cheaper for the movie or show to be made in Canada or some other overseas country?
It seems the issue of handguns has been brought to the forefront. Guns seem to be a problem in the inner cities. It’s not a question of poverty. We have thousands of little towns across the United States where people are struggling to pay their bills because they are poor. They have guns but they are not shooting each other. All of the shootings seem to be happening in these inner cities. They need to step back and examine the problem. Why are there so many shootings in Chicago?
It seems like everybody in government office knows how to do secret bad stuff under the radar to leave daddy and wifey free from conspiracy charges. They know it all, don’t they?
Mike from the Indiana border
I can’t understand how some of these bars get away with letting underage drinkers in. Then to see it all over Facebook yet no one seems to see it going on. They knew their 19-year-old kid was in there. When your child is arrested for killing someone during the holidays, then maybe they will learn a lesson.
I’m glad to see former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson has thrown her hat into the ring for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District seat. I hope the Democrats will endorse her rather than throwing her under the bus like they did last time. I think she would be an ideal candidate.
Jerry from Chicago Heights
In the story about Will County Judge Joseph Polito, the SouthtownStar had the nerve to tell everybody in print what websites to go to so they can check out this porn that he regularly looked at online. Why don’t you give the kids more dirty things to look at?
These two goofs, Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, make it sound like a “Chicago casino” is going to be owned by Chicago. They say the money from the casino will go toward education. Yeah, right! First of all, someone still has to build the casino. That will not be a problem because who doesn’t like to see people pouring money into machines all day for profit? But that person, not Chicago, will own the casino. So just tax the hell out of the casino. When was the last time I heard about taxes going to help education?