Speak Out for May 9, 2013
May 8, 2013 4:12PM
A heavily armed U.S. marshal stands guard outside the Moakley federal courthouse in Boston after the building was evacuated, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, due to a bomb threat. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Updated: June 10, 2013 2:09PM
Whenever a tragedy happens like it did in Boston then they always say we’re going to have to step up security. Security should be 24 hours per day and 365 days per year.
I’d like to thank the people at the VCA Burbank Animal Hospital for going above and beyond. I had to take my cat in and put him down. It was really nice to receive a handwritten sympathy card in the mail. When I went to pick him up so I can bring him home and bury him in my back yard they made a plaster casting of his paw print. That touched me deeply. I just wanted to say, “Thank you,” to everybody there.
To the person who believes that being gay is a choice: You are, to put it simply, wrong. It is no more a choice than one’s race; it is how someone is born. Why would anyone choose to be gay when homosexuals have been persecuted and discriminated against for a great deal of history? This commenter may be entitled to their own belief that gay marriage is religiously wrong, but being gay has nothing to do with religion. Being gay is all about biology.
I’d like to comment about Dion who serves at the Denny’s in Orland Park. He is the best server. He made wonderful conversation. We couldn’t have had better service. We dine at upscale and middle restaurants, and Dion was the best server we ever had. Keep up the good work.
Living near the Oak Lawn Pavilion park is a huge blessing, or so I thought. However, it’s becoming the dumping ground for trash. The police department has made it easy to dispose of your garbage, as there are numerous trash cans placed throughout the parks, but it seems dumping garbage and waste isn’t the “in thing” to do. Granted, when sport associations use the park for their games and kids are involved, there’s going to be a trail. Make it a responsibility to toss the trash before you leave.
Kate from Oak Lawn
Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a bill allowing an electric-rate hike, but that’s not going to do any good because the politicians are probably going to override the veto for their pocket money that the electric companies pay them. Just you watch. They will override the veto.
Any parent who has a child in any after-school sport should call your organization and find out if any of those coaches who are being used have any type of sexual misconduct record. I had a child in an organization that used a coach that had a sexual assault on his record, and he was coaching little kids. Please protect your child and do investigative work. Find out if those coaches are safe and actually qualified to coach your kid.
There are a lot of immigrants who are in the United States illegally who are cutting grass for cash. I think we are wrong for paying them cash.
I want to ask the Link card police about their acceptable indicators of poverty. Are clean clothes OK? How ratty and full of holes do they need to be? Is it OK to drive to the grocery store or am I required to walk? Do my bones need to show through my pale skin as proof that I need food? I’m just checking in case misfortune should strike me as it has so many. If that happens and I need some help surviving, I wouldn’t want these good Christian Republican busybodies to think I was scamming.
The last time I read the U.S. Constitution the Second Amendment didn’t exclude the residents of Chicago or Cook County. As a matter of fact, I think it states especially the residents of Chicago and Cook County.
The only interest that government should have in marriage is to protect the unity of a child to its natural parents and to promote the growth or replacement of the population. Don’t we have more important matters to worry about before we approach sexual desires and preferences?
Bill from Oak Forest
Kudos to Reza Varjavand for his guest commentary he wrote about immigrants who should respect the customs and culture of their new country. Being Muslim, he understands what most Americans feel. I’d like to applaud him for speaking out and telling it like it is. Thank you, Mr. Varjavand. We appreciate you.
Thank you, Paul W. from Bridgeview Car Care Center, for the great service. I really appreciated your honesty with my repair on the catalytic converter. You saved me lots of money. I’ve told many friends about my experience with your shop. Thanks again.
Val from Bridgeview
To former mayor of Oak Lawn Dave Heilmann: Some of the Homer Glen residents want you to be our mayor. Dear Dave, please pack your bags and bring your family to Homer Glen. We need a true leader and a doer who is the people’s mayor. For more than 13 years, I think Homer Glen has been controlled by incompetent mayors. You did so much for Oak Lawn. Now it’s time to move on and help build Homer Glen. Please, Dave. We need you.
Why do people feel the need to talk so loud on their cell phones when they are at the supermarkets, doctors’ offices or anywhere else? I find that really rude. I don’t want to hear your conversation.
Thanks to officer Frank Flores for checking our home and garage during our departure from our home on a recent Monday. The garage door remained open, and we arrived home to find an officer in our driveway. He explained that he had checked the garage and the building since no one was at home at the time. Thanks to a valuable public servant who did his job well.
Eduardo from Palos Park