Speak Out for July 14, 2013
July 12, 2013 6:36PM
Remote-controlled planes have been gaining popularity in recent years. | File photo
Updated: August 15, 2013 6:45AM
One of the coolest things I’ve seen are remote-controlled planes. It’s great to see Southland businesses supporting this hobby and open fields where these beauties can take flight.
Thanks to Phil Kadner for his excellent column on July 4 about the citizen’s ownership in our United States. I also feel awful about Benghazi, Libya, and the loss of an ambassador and other brave defenders; about sanctuary cities that do not obey the immigration laws and support lawless behavior; about overspending of our Congress, state and city governments; about the invasion of our privacy by the Internal Revenue Service; and about mandates on religious organizations to violate their moral and ethical convictions. There are many areas of regret.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was rookie of the year. The next season, he was an Eastern Conference all-star. The next season, he was the NBA’s most valuable player. The next season, Rose was again an all-star. But during that season’s playoffs, Derrick tore his anterior cruciate ligament. So he missed one season recovering from a potentially career-ending injury and all of a sudden people are bad-mouthing him, calling him a bum and want him cut or traded. Derrick Rose has been at the top of the NBA for four straight seasons and for every minute he has played.
So Kyle Voissem, the psycho former University of Illinois at Chicago student who threw boiling water on his dog for wetting the floor, got probation. Boy, that’ll teach him!
Immigrants who are in America illegally marched and carried signs demanding action on Independence Day. Elvira Arellano, the lady who was held up in a church for months after defrauding Social Security, was also angry. For goodness’ sake! They are here illegally yet want us to bow down to their demands.
I’ve owned a small concrete business for 17 years and I am about ready to throw in the towel. I have work but no one to help me. Nobody seems to have a valid driver’s license or wants to show up for work. Everyone is out of shape. I have a job post on craigslist and get replies from people that don’t pertain to my line of work. I don’t need a resume, just someone willing to work hard. How hard is that? The post is still up. Help me, people!
I realize the suburban mayoral elections are over with, but I want to thank former Mayor Terry Stephens, of Midlothian, for his four years of dedicated service. Terry always kept the residents informed of all the village business by having meetings with the residents to let us know the progress of village business and also keep us informed of things that were not going to plan. Terry always had the residents’ best interests in mind. We have a new mayor, Sharon Rybak, now and I have heard or seen nothing yet of her plans for our great village.
Steve from Midlothian
On Fourth of July weekend, one station’s gasoline prices went down to $3.61 per gallon. The Monday morning after the holiday, the price was $3.61 a gallon. On that Monday afternoon, it was $3.89 per gallon. What happened to raises the price 28 cents in a couple of hours?
George from Burbank
It seems to me there is a very simple solution to the school funding issues. So simple is this that it can also help resolve the pension crisis. This simple solution will also get parents involved . The answer is tuition.
Thanks to the Illinois politicians for their neat excuse for not doing their job. I think I’ll try it on my boss. It is not to my political advantage to do my job now. Check with me later. But hey, don’t forget that I expect to be paid.
TAW from Oak Lawn
Feed thy truly needy neighbor. True, but why do working people have to show their photos again? People who sell these Link cards don’t have to.
They’re preparing for possible riots in Florida after the George Zimmerman trial. Were there any riots after they let O.J. Simpson free on murder charges? We continue to allow the squeaky wheels to ruin this great country of the United States.
To gun owners: If you are permitted for conceal and carry then you have nothing to worry about. It seems the gangbangers only pick on 5- and 7-year-olds who do not carry guns.
John from Bridgeport
No work, no pay. It’s about time someone took a stand against these egocentric, do-nothing legislatures. Those of us who have paid into pension funds all of our working lives deserve better than this from our elected officials. Maybe President Obama needs to take a hint from Gov. Pat Quinn’s playbook of freezing pay and do the same for Capitol Hill.
Can we be honest? Parenting is very hard work and takes a lot of energy and consistency. If you are a young mom who is 15 or 16 years old, very few have the knowledge, maturity or stamina for that job. What we are left with are young children with no guidance and who are not raised properly to respect others’ lives and possessions. What we are left with is the violence and troubles that plague our Chicago streets. Let’s work on the responsible-parenting part.
Thank you to Farbin Brothers Shell Station at 7900 S. Cicero Ave., Burbank, who worked so hard to fix my car. They are the best mechanics. They are honest and dependable. If you need your car fixed, that is the place to go.
Diana from Chicago