Speak Out for July 18, 2013
July 17, 2013 3:46PM
OWN announced that the network will air an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey and Lindsay Lohan (pictured) that will tape and air in August and an eight-part documentary series with Lohan for 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Updated: August 19, 2013 3:44PM
I can’t believe Oprah Winfrey will pay Lindsay Lohan $2 million for the troubled celebrity to tell all including about going to rehab. Imagine what that money could do for those who really need it.
Regarding the atheist challenge question of who one turns to in the darkest of times: It doesn’t matter if I am Christian or not. I do not expect God to be obligated to help me with every single need. I have the strength to keep going, I have the will to see my work is done and I will find a solution to my problems. God has bigger fish to fry, not helping someone’s greedy desires, nor proving that your belief is fact. Faith is personal, so keep it that way. If you want to be lazy, that’s your choice.
The American taxpayers should wake up and send President Obama and the rest of the Washington, D.C., clowns a message. Billions of dollars to Africa. More than a billion to Egypt. Billions to this country and billions to that country. We have roads and bridges that are crumbling and schools that are closing every day. Spend our money on America. Washington, D.C., doesn’t care about anybody.
RC from Oak Lawn
I am wondering. Trayvon Martin was not the aggressor. He was not following George Zimmerman. Trayvon was possibly standing his ground, but he went to a gunfight without a gun. Sometimes I think that prosecutors are only as good as their pay. The defense has many qualified high-priced lawyers.
Richard P. from Orland Park
To the commenter complaining about the type of car a person with a handicapped placard drives: How can you know what their ailment is? Do you have X-ray vision? It could be something you can’t see like a lung ailment or arthritis. Maybe you should mind your own business.
The price of gasoline is going up due to the unrest in Egypt. That is the dumbest excuse I ever heard.
Does that electronic sign, which protested the ruling in the Travyon Martin case and that the Rev. Reginald Williams Jr. — a questionable good man of God — had put on First Baptist Church’s marquee in University Park, go for gangbangers also? I’m just wondering.
Wow! You wanted it and you got the heat. Try to stay cool and safe.
I thought fireworks were illegal in Illinois, but on and around the Fourth of July, people were sure using them. I didn’t see the police around doing anything about it. Not only was it a big disturbance, but my 8-year-old cat ran out and just hides outside. Thanks a lot, people! Also, I live by a tollway, and there were about four huge signs around telling people where to buy the fireworks out of state. Pathetic!
Karen from Hazel Crest
Life is all about changes, many of which are out of our control. It can be easy to fall into the trap of naysaying and lamenting what could have been, but why should we do that to ourselves? Ultimately, it’s all about perspective. When life gets you down, reflect on the good you have. You may surprise yourself.
Regarding the lottery: Where else can you get paid 500-to-1 on a 1,000-to-1 shot and still have to pay tax?
King from Midway
There’s an awful show on TV called “Pregnant & Dating.” If I ever doubted the decay in morals of the United States, this show proves it. To be pregnant by one man and dating another, I think it’s absolutely disgusting.
I wonder why much of the media continues to see fit to publish only the picture of 12-year old little Trayvon Martin instead of a more recent photo.
Ralph from Tinley Park
About our tax dollars at work: My wife is a high school nurse. Picking her up from summer school one day, I stopped counting at 40 the number of school buses lined up to take these kids home. When these buses pulled away many only carried three to five kids. Add to this breakfast and lunch, which must be provided. The cost to the parents is nothing.
I would like someone to give me a definition of an assault weapon. I have never heard a person or read a newspaper that can give the definition of an assault weapon. In reality, it means whatever you want it to mean like “fresh bread.” It is used mainly by politicians to dupe people into voting for them.
Those gosh darn Link welfare queens are bleeding us dry. Now I would discuss this further but I have to get back to reading an article about how some poor mega corporate billionaire chief executive officer got caught dodging millions in taxes after asking for financial help.
Sometimes our lives become so busy that we forget to make time for ourselves. We should remember the saying that it’s important to work to live instead of adhering to the adage of living to work. Yes, it’s important to make a living and be able to pay our bills, but we can’t take monetary possessions with us when we go. I’d much rather live life than make a ton of money but not have much of substance. How about you?
When will the Catholic Church control the Rev. Michael Pfleger, of St. Sabina Church? As a Catholic, until that happens, my wallet is closed, as many others’ are. He’s a priest and should not be acting as a politician or activist.
Carl from Crete