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Speak Out for March 25, 2013

Some people like wash their vehicles themselves while others take advantage gasoline statideals where one can get lower price for

Some people like to wash their vehicles themselves, while others take advantage of gasoline station deals where one can get a lower price for gas if he or she purchases a car wash at the same time. | File photo

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Updated: April 26, 2013 6:19AM



I think there is no real savings when gasoline stations lower gas prices with the purchase of a car wash. You pay 10 bucks for a wash and sometimes the car is still dirty.

I would like to thank the people at the Thorn Creek Reformed Church on 170th Street in South Holland. They offered drive-through coffee and doughnuts on Wednesday mornings during Lent. It’s a warm welcome on a cold March morning. Thanks again. God bless Thorn Creek.

Bill H. from Chicago Heights

They say former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, spent $400,000 on clothing. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. spent $750,000 buying stuff like movie star memorabilia. Now Cook County Commissioner William Beavers lost nearly $500,000 at a casino. This is like “Democrats Gone Wild” with taxpayers’ money. It’s no wonder we are in so much debt. Those Democrats really like playing with people’s money.

It seems Chicago and Honolulu are fighting over which city will host President Obama’s library. His hometown is Honolulu. The people of Chicago need to get this fact through their thick foreheads.

I think people will stop beating the dead horse about the Crestwood water when the complete truth is told.

I live in Orland Park, the village of tax rebates. Why does the United States continue to give hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign aid each year to almost every country on Earth? We are fools. No one gives us anything. With all the foreign aid we paid over the last 50 years, I think we could have paid off the national debt and fixed all the decaying and structurally unsound bridges in the country. Wake up, Congress! We don’t have to support and defend the entire planet. We are broke! No one appreciates it or gives us anything in return.

They made a mistake calling it Obamacare. It should really be named Obama-doesn’t-care.

Mike P. from Chicago

Nothing makes me more sick than to see these huge chief executive officers of big corporations getting $50-million-per-year salaries. Give it to the employees. They are the ones doing the job and handling all the dirty stuff.

RC from Oak Lawn

Yes, it does take two to make a child. But there are ways of avoiding unwanted pregnancies as well.

Regarding Phil Kadner’s column about 2nd Congressional District candidate Marcus Lewis: Lewis’ determination is reluctantly commendable. Too many political hopefuls think their ship has come in, but it sinks because their head is in the clouds while their feet are not on the ground. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not just pay for a nomination in the district, but that whole election was bought and paid for. Political favors will be owed. If Lewis gets into big trouble with this federal Hatch Act violation, it will be someone’s else’s fortune to have his U.S. Postal Service job.

Calumet Park

About schoolkids and the dress code: I agree with Alsip Joe. How parents let their children go out with their pants down around their knees just baffles me.

I didn’t know Mr. Wizard, aka Don Herbert, died in 2007. I never heard it on the news or anywhere else. I found this out by accident on the Internet. I love that guy, and I learned much from him. His TV show was fascinating.

Gene from Chicago Ridge

Regarding frauds: We deify professional athletes, rappers and actors, but no consequential praise is given to the true treasures of mankind. The researchers who search for the cure for virulent diseases, or create a bionic eye to allow the blind to see, or a robotic suit to allow a paralyzed person to walk. Folks, people are toiling in anonymity to make our lives longer, healthier and more productive. How about a little admiration for those who truly matter to all of us and not these frauds who are overexposed on a daily basis?

To sum up with one word why we send so much help to Egypt, etc., I think it is “oil.”

I’m Mr. Bania. This is my third year as a substitute teacher in Chicago Ridge School District 1271/2. The administration, faculty and staff always make me feel welcome. Whether I’m at Ridge Lawn, Ridge Central or Finley Junior High schools, the students are respectful and courteous. They come to class eager to learn and participate in discussions. Teachers encourage students to do their best and seek help if they don’t understand something. Teachers also are available to assist students who need extra help. Bravo to the parents for instilling respect and a motivation for learning in their children.

Obviously, some people don’t understand the Bible and the meaning of the New Testament vs. the Old Testament, but I don’t have enough space here to explain it to you. There is no contradiction. Since you acknowledge men and women were getting married 2,000 years before Christ, then that just further proves the point that same-sex marriage was never normal throughout world history, even for non-Christians. You are the one trying to force your beliefs on us that same-sex marriage is normal when it is clearly not, and even nature affirms this since reproduction is impossible.



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