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Speak Out for July 12, 2013

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Updated: August 13, 2013 6:36AM



One simple stroke on the keyboard can change my life forever, and it took me forever to change that one incorrect keystroke. It has ruined my life and my business.

Adult and teen choirs from St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Orland Hills gave a stellar performance at the July 4 morning Mass and service. As always, music director Linda McKeague provided an inspirational program of patriotic hymns. I couldn’t think of a better way to start an Independence Day celebration. All present were touched and inspired by the musicians, soloists and choir. This choir is one of the best in the Southland thanks to the guidance and professionalism of Ms. McKeague.

Bernadine from Palos Heights

I think former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, should suffer the full extent of their sentences and should not be given any preferential treatment because they have allegedly done some good deeds during their careers. This should have no bearing on the blatant stealing and fraud they committed without a tinge of conscience. They have both abused the privileges afforded them through their political offices. They were public servants. They both lost sight of what those words mean. Unfortunately for them there are consequences for betraying those they represented in good faith.

Nancy Reagan epitomized what a first lady should be. What a beautiful and wonderful lady she is. A belated happy birthday, Nancy.

Another young man was pulled out of the water in Chicago. I think someone should look into the possibility that we might have a serial killer on the loose in the city.

Who created Satan? Satan created Satan. The word means resister. Lucifer was an angel who resisted his creator’s authority. Thus, this angel became Satan.

Public-sector employees do pay taxes. I wish some people would know their facts before commenting. I am a public-sector janitor and a third of my pay goes to taxes as well as the corrupt union and pension system. So much comes out of my pay that I also have several cleaning contracts, which pay little. I am in touch with reality as I pay just like anyone else. I get no special entitlements.

The U.S. government gives Egypt $1.5 billion in economic and military assistance each year. Have a nice day.

Pat from Monee

Every sports injury is different. It’s really up to the team physicians to determine whether or not a player is ready to go back to full-time play. That includes such examples as Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson, Chicago Bull Derrick Rose or the various Chicago Blackhawks players who were injured. There are different levels of strains and breaks. It’s not fair or appropriate for laypeople to determine how an injury affects a player. It’s up to the player and his physician.

Victor from Orland Park

Regarding the $7 billion the United States has pledged to bring electricity to Africa, another continent: We have American citizens going hungry without electrical because they can’t pay their bills and without medical because they work but can’t afford it. Thank you liberals for again messing up yourselves, moderates, conservatives, children, the elderly and all American citizens. If you’re so worried about the rest of the world, please go live there.

I’m so tired of hearing about the new strategies to stop crime and gangs. It’s like a broken record. Your strategies are not working. Don’t you understand?

Chicago

Jackie Taylor wants to end racism? She can start by changing the name of the Black Ensemble Theater that she’s the chief executive officer of.

Tony from Frankfort

The politicians have been double-talking and speaking out of both sides of their mouths regarding immigration for the past 50 years. Decent citizens are sick and tired of the lying rhetoric from these people. Secure our borders. We are living in a terrorist world. We have to fight fire with fire. How can President Obama allow the people around him to keep making excuses for immigrants crossing our borders illegally on a daily basis? Post at our borders signs with a clear message: “Trespassers will be shot.” That will kill our border problem.

Alsip Joe

A lot of people throughout society have pondered the question of when you’re considered old or at what age you are “too old” to do something. I think I have the answer. It’s not the absolute answer but it’s one of the qualifiers. You are definitely too old when you crab about fireworks.

I think this is the worst Chicago White Sox team we have had in 30 years. Close the doors, send the players home and trade them. Start new with your farm teams.

I was pleased to read the article in the SouthtownStar about Saints Peter and Paul Parish celebrating 100 years.

How great is it to live in a country where we have freedom of speech and can call our president a moron? Only in America.

I heard Chicago Ald. Richard Mell would like his daughter state Rep. Deborah Mell to take his vacated seat on the city council. I didn’t think this was a monarchy where you could pass on political seats. I thought we had to vote on this stuff. This is ridiculous what these politicians do. They have run the state of Illinois into the ground. These guys are clowns and it’s time to get rid of the circus.



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