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Speak Out for April 24, 2013

Frank SinatrJanet Leigh star 'The Manchurian Candidate' 1962 film.

Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh star in "The Manchurian Candidate," a 1962 film.

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Updated: May 25, 2013 6:29AM



Yes, “The Manchurian Candidate.” If you don’t know what I’m saying and if you don’t know what I’m alluding to, then please go research it.

Thank you to the brave and helpful police like my father who dedicate their lives to trying to keep us safe. So many people find it too easy to make negative comments about police. I am proud of my dad and have so much respect for all those who serve and protect. It’s nice to know there are so many helpers out there.

Chicago Ridge

To the Chicago Cubs’ fans: I am a Chicago White Sox fan who wants to know why you continue to go and support that garbage team the Cubs have put on the field the past few years. Wrigley Field is falling apart. There is virtually no parking and some of the highest ticket prices in Major League Baseball. Come on over to U.S. Cellular Field and watch the Sox, a team that might contend. There are plenty of seats at a nice price.

Worth

We talk about how dangerous driving and texting is. I think we should outlaw and ban driving with dogs running around inside of cars. It’s very unsafe and could cause an accident. Please stop driving with your dogs in the car.

Ron from Homer Glen

So when are the schools going to stay out of the bedroom? I think they are pushing the gay agenda on children.

While writing letters to Springfield, this occurred to me: Why bother? Illinois voters have proven time and time again that no matter what constituents want politicians will do whatever they please with a 99.9 percent chance of being re-elected. The only people these politicians are representing are themselves.

Tinley Park

Someone made a great comment the other day about how people don’t care until it happens to them, such as a job loss. Some comments in SpeakOut show such a lack of empathy and tolerance. Please try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes before you pass judgment. We have become too greedy and self-centered.

Neighborhoods are changing. That’s fine, but teach your kids to be considerate. Have respect for other people’s property. If it is not yours stay off of it. Respect your neighbors, adults and other kids. Summer can be great for everyone. Let’s all enjoy.

Maybe, just maybe, if there were tougher immigration laws that are actually enforced, the events in Boston including the bombing at the marathon may never have happened.

J.K.

When we are driving and we see someone texting and driving, which is now a crime, are we supposed to call the police and report them?I don’t want to be an accessory to a crime.

Orland Park

This is for those who think the nuclear family is how the Bible defines marriage. I’ve seen the Bible also define marriage as a man and a woman and concubines, a man and a woman plus her property, a man and several wives, a man and his brother’s widow, a rapist and his victim, a male soldier and his prisoner, and a male and female slave. These are all Old Testament passages, but Jesus never spoke of homosexuality. Paul did, but he was talking about male prostitution.

I think first lady Michelle Obama has been out of the hood too long. She is wasting taxpayer money flying to Chicago to talk to 22 handpicked students about steps toward tightening the nation’s gun laws. Doesn’t the first lady understand that these kids can’t vote? She must have missed that day’s civic class or her law classes. I would have thought better of her to talk to 22 gangbangers.

Terrmiester from Burbank

I’m retired from the state police and would like to see a journalist at the SouthtownStar conduct a simple survey. Every state legislator should be asked, “Do you support cutting pension benefits to state troopers and other high-risk retirees?” It’s a simple question with a yes or no answer. The time has come to let the public and retirees know where you stand on this issue.

Oak Lawn

A Speak Out commenter wanted to know where the outrage was from Christian leaders around the world regarding the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt.I think they are being censored by the media. I don’t really know why the media is covering up the torture and murder of Christians by these radicals.

It’s bad enough young boys are doing it. The fact that I see lesbian females starting to do it makes me even more disgusted. Seriously, no one wants to see your undergarments. And for crying out loud, you’re still a girl. I’d prefer my ladies to be at least a bit classy, not trashy. You can’t expect people to take you seriously if you’re trying to hook up and can’t wear pants correctly.

Joliet

Isn’t it good to have a really competent head coach of our professional sports teams for a change? I don’t recollect a better collection ever. These guys are focused and organized.

I am tired of remarks by people who think they are clever by saying knives should be banned after the incident at Lone Star College in Texas. If a person wants to do harm, anything can be used as a weapon. But the victims at Lone Star survived the knife attack. The damage inflicted with guns is so much worse. Ask the parents and family members of those murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School.



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