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Speak Out for March 27, 2013

When warm weather kicks garage sales abound.  |  File photo

When warm weather kicks in, garage sales abound. | File photo

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Updated: April 28, 2013 6:29AM



Yay! It’s spring and almost summer. Who else is excited about the garage sale season? I love going to yard and garage sales. You never know what you are going to find.

Thank you to the Speak Out reader from South Chicago Heights for your comment regarding Easter Sunday. I join you in celebrating our risen savior on this most beautiful day. I pity the poor individuals who choose to not believe and who use this venue to mock our celebration of joy and our assurance of eternal life with the our Lord.

Sharon F. from Tinley Park

Regarding utopia in Chicago Heights: I have canceled my health club membership and am savings big bucks thanks to residents of suburbia that started me on a new exercise program. Every morning I pick up all the cans, bottles and bags that are discarded out of passing vehicles. There are no more lawsuit worries by someone tripping on my broken sidewalk because everyone walks on the street. I can see clearly out of every window in the house thanks to people who vibrate the dirt off of my windows with the boom-boom speakers in the vehicles as they drive by.

Allen from Chicago Heights

At the supermarket they should have one or two lanes for the Link card users. The rest of the lanes should be available for people who actually pay for their purchases. If they don’t work and get Link, that’s fine. They should have the time to wait a little bit at the grocery store.

I can’t believe the knuckleheads who kidnapped this 70-year-old woman from Frankfort Square. I’m glad Will County has them and not Cook County. They would have a $5,000 bond instead of a $1 million bond. I hope these criminals rot in prison.

President Obama says let’s kick the oil habit. I don’t think people can afford it. How are we going to pay for these electric cars that seem to cost twice as much as every other car? Maybe the president can subsidize me to buy one of these car so I’ll only pay $12,000.

I think the Bible is nothing more than a writing of fiction, a collection of stories. From the Bible people think the world is 6,000 years old and that an ark carried all the animals of the world in a great flood. I believe some of the apostles never met Jesus and just retold the stories through the ages. I think religion is the biggest con game in the world and makes Bernie Madoff, who committed a Ponzi scheme, look like a petty thief.

Willow Springs

What a shame! Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old baby, was killed by bullets. When are people going to wake up and stop worrying about what people drink or smoke and put more police on the streets? It’s a damn shame a baby has to die because of the stupidity coming from Chicago City Hall. They worry about smoking and energy drinks and pigeons. I think we don’t have the proper people in power who know what they are doing.

Chicago

With a gerrymandered district map and virtually no congressional representation for almost one year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spending more than $2 million to buy an Illinois election, 15 percent voter turnout and a candidate with a misguided focus, can I please secede from the 2nd Congressional District?

Steve from Peotone

A word of caution: I caution everyone not to use Google. I have been bombarded with junk email. Instead, use either Startpage.com or Ixquick.com. They don’t record or share your browsing information.

Burbank

On March 22 WGN-TV (Channel 9) weatherman Tom Skilling predicted 6 inches to 7 inches of snow. We only got a half inch of snow yet he continues to get paid probably millions of dollars. He is very overrated and never admits when he was wrong, like now.

I now know why the U.S. Postal Service is in red ink. They don’t have a clue as to what they are doing. Recently I sent a package from Chicago to Springfield. Both cities are in Illinois, I thought. So after tracking the parcel online, why would it be sent to Hazelwood, Mo.? Duh!

Mike from the South Side

Has anyone noticed how people walking in parking lots don’t look for cars? They don’t glance if the person behind the wheel may be impaired or paying attention, or judge the vehicle’s speed. In a grocery store lot a woman pushing her loaded cart and looking down walked in front of me where I had no stop sign. Then a young family that wasn’t looking walked in front of me while going into the store. I have seen this more. A car outweighs the person. One has no right of way until they procure it safely. Isn’t this taught anymore?

I’m a reverend. In Phil Kadner’s “Schools should insure their athletes,” Supt. John Byrne, of Community High School District 218, said his district carries catastrophic health insurance for all its 6,000 students at a cost of $9,000 up to a limit of $7.5 million. That’s at least $1.50 per student this year. I know how parents can force schools to purchase catastrophic insurance not just for athletes but for all children. All parents have to do is not allow your children to participate in sports until the schools purchase this insurance. They will find the money for this insurance fast.

Herb T. from Hazel Crest

Hey, Chicago Bull Derrick Rose, if you are cleared to play — and it’s all mental now — why don’t you start giving back some of that money from your nearly $95 million contract?



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