Speak Out for Sept. 16, 2013
September 13, 2013 4:18PM
For nearly 30 years, the husband-and-wife team of Don Wade and Roma entertained and informed on WLS-AM (890). | File photo
Updated: October 17, 2013 6:12AM
Rest in peace, Don Wade, a Chicago icon and WLS-AM (890) personality. My condolences to his wife, Roma, and her family. Don was one of the greatest broadcasters and never afraid to speak his mind.
Kudos to Oak Lawn. The Oak Lawn Fall on the Green was a wonderful experience. Everybody was polite, everything was fine, the children stayed in line and everything was great. It was just like being in a small theme park. This was my first time at Fall on the Green and I’m going to enjoy it again.
To the naysayers: Someone tell me how the National Security Agency cannot read our emails because we are protected by the Fourth Amendment.
I blame our bloated welfare system for city violence. Kids with working parents who learn a work ethic, know they have to work to live and are taught respect for life, don’t usually commit a lot of crime. Kids whose examples are parents who don’t work, sit home collecting welfare, give birth to kids with no sense of responsibility toward these kids and have seen everything paid for with the Link card or illegal cash, aren’t going to be law-abiding. If you grow up having everything handed to you, why would you think you should have to work for anything?
There are only about 12 minutes of real news on the nightly network newscasts. Even the three cable news networks (CNN, FOX and MSNBC) only devote a few minutes to countries other than the United States. If one wants to really find out what’s going on in the rest of the world, one has to watch either BBC or Al Jazeera America, which replaced Current TV. Both of these networks report what’s going on in the whole world, and they are both quite neutral in their reporting. By the way, I’m a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant who has no political agenda.
I think nobody working in any kitchen needs to go to Hamburger University. Training takes place on the job, no classroom or student loan required. People work a minimum wage job because the hours allow them to pick up their kids from school. They’re trying to pay their way through college. Maybe it’s to get through the holidays, or the people they work with are awesome. I’m not saying everyone should make $15 an hour, but anyone who shows initiative to work quickly without sitting down doesn’t deserve to be minimized to a stereotype of stuffing fries into a bag.
If you believe in evolution, then answer this. Why are there only 6,000 years of recorded human history? If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes? Evolution uses the circle of reasoning that a rock is dated by the fossil’s contained therein while at the same time the fossil is dated using the presumption that the theory of evolution is true. It’s pretty convenient. Why after more than 150 years is your “theory” still just a theory and not a proven law of science? I’m just asking.
Can both George Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, go away? I don’t want to hear anything more about either of them as none of it is newsworthy. We were told of a domestic dispute. We now hear that Shellie has filed for divorce and wants no more drama in her life. This was brought to our attention via press conference. Your 15 minutes are up. News media, please pay heed to this.
The voters in Illinois should pay attention to what just happened in Colorado. Two legislators, Colorado Senate President John Morse and Colorado Sen. Angela Giron, were just recalled by the people because they refused to follow the will of the people when it came to gun laws. We here in Illinois have got one of the most corrupt governments around. Why don’t we start recalling?
Eagle Ridge 3
I am a nonreligious objector to gay marriage. Since the beginning of civilization, societies of mankind’s culture and their survival depended on procreation.
We can no longer sit back and think that something like the Holocaust can never happen again. We have to make sure something like this never happens again. If it’s only the United States to stand up and say no, then it is only us. That’s why the United States is the better country.
Mark from Hickory Hills
Whether or not the Republicans are demonizing women has nothing to do with the Republicans putting women in key roles. Male politicians have been degrading women by using inflammatory remarks concerning their rights and bodies.
Do we really need another daytime talk show? One day I counted 13 talk shows, and all had women as hosts. I think it’s getting a little crowded out there. I don’t watch any of them because I think it’s ridiculous.
Singer Miley Cyrus is obviously someone who is desperately in need of attention. Otherwise, she would get by on her talents instead of screaming, “Look at me, look at me,” and performing obscenely. I find it very sad that no matter what she does her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, always backs her.
It seems like people who hate the United States are trying to taunt President Obama into attacking Syria. Let’s not get into a war. The United States should wage peace, not war. They say no soldiers will be on the ground. What about the civilians who are on the ground? Don’t shoot those missiles.
One thing that I look forward to in autumn is warm apple cider on a cool day. I can’t wait.