Speak Out for March 4, 2013
March 3, 2013 4:04PM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who spoke at a Tea Party rally in Homer Glen in 2010, has been in his current political position since 2008. | File photo
Updated: April 5, 2013 6:07AM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal seems to think he can tell us how to straighten out America’s problems. He hasn’t fixed the problems from Hurricane Katrina yet. Maybe he ought to do that job first.
To the Speak Out commenter who thinks we shouldn’t have a Taste of Chicago: Imagine New Orleans without Mardi Gras or Rio de Janeiro without Carnival. Taste of Chicago is an event of the culture and people of Chicago. Shame on you!
I was watching a show about the murder of a 24-year-old woman. Her family was going on about what a wonderful mother she was. She had five kids, didn’t work and wasn’t married. Tell me how she was such a great mom. Her example to her kids was to live off everyone else, collect welfare and get free housing and anything else you can. I think she was nothing but a parasite, raising more parasites. She liked to go out and party, sleep around, make more kids and leave them with Granny. Unfortunately this behavior is quite common in places.
I find it totally inappropriate that our first lady, Michelle Obama, was part of the Academy Awards. Is she an actress too?
We also have a wonderful person delivering our newspaper. It is always on our doorstep and always on time. He has been doing this for many years. We would like to thank him.
About critical thinking and religion: A Speak Out commenter recently praised independent thinkers, and urged parents to encourage their children to think for themselves and engage in critical thinking. Yes, children should be encouraged to think critically about all subjects and that includes religion. When a person applies critical thinking to religion, it is quite likely that the person doing so will become either less religious or not religious at all. Because most parents do not want this to happen, religion is the one subject where parents generally fail to encourage critical thinking. That is unfortunate.
Jeff from Orland Hills
Congress should get paid only when they have accomplishments.
Mike P. from Chicago
President Obama wants to close some tax loopholes. Some of these loopholes include eliminating tax breaks for companies shipping jobs overseas, tax breaks for corporate jets, increasing capital gain taxes for the ultra wealthy, oil subsidies, and so on yet the Republicans refuse. These tax loopholes allow the rich to get richer and increases the income disparity. How can anyone support these Republicans that want to make drastic cuts that will hurt the average citizen but keep tax loopholes for the top 1 percent?
Tracing bullet shell casings and projectiles back to the buyer is not going to bring it back to the criminals who use stolen ammunition or guns. That would only work against people who are law-abiding but their stuff was stolen. You need to put these criminals behind bars for 15 years for unlawful use of firearms. The murders continue because the neighborhood people are not telling on who they know are shooting these individuals.
Jack from Oak Forest
Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, are like Jack and Jill. They both went up to Capitol Hill. Jesse fell down and now Sandi is tumbling after.
What’s next? New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s cash bought the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary for Robin Kelly based on gun control. Wait a minute. The cities’ residents can’t get jobs, can’t afford the high taxes, can’t get a good education and can’t afford the high gasoline prices. We have the most corrupt politicians in the United States, and she gets elected based on an antigun campaign. What’s next — a ban on 32-ounce soft drinks?
Is something wrong with this picture? The U.S. government is sending millions of dollars in aid to help Syria, but millions of Americans could be affected because our government cannot agree on the budget. I think schools will be hit with the financial burden, our Department of Defense will be hit with cutbacks, and health programs will be eliminated or cut back. America continues to help other countries who don’t come to our aid when we have a crisis like hurricanes or winter storms. Congress should stop acting like spoiled children and get their act together. Charity begins at home.
I recently saw a headline in one of those gossip magazines while standing in the grocery store checkout line. The headline said President Bush has some memory problems and can’t remember being president. I thought, “Boy, those were eight years I would also like to forget.”
Jim from Homer Glen
Regarding D.P.’s comment on decent people, I agree that there are many good people. Some believe in God, others do not. However, the only way to have peace and live in a cruel, sinful world is to live for our savior and friend Jesus Christ. Many people attend church. I do. It’s necessary for me to be part of his body. My relationship with God was formed when I learned to read his word each day. The Bible may not answer all our questions, but God hears all prayers and will give you peace.
Lorraine from Glenwood
About the land grabbing for the Peotone airport: The state of Illinois is broke. However, we have $26 million allocated to buy more land and take homes under eminent domain? What is going on?