Speak Out for Nov. 18, 2013
November 17, 2013 4:34PM
Hospecio Lubaton, who owns Philippine Cuisine and Grocery in Crestwood, watches news reports on the destruction in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan. | Donna Vickroy~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 19, 2013 6:14AM
Thank you to places like Philippine Cuisine & Grocery for their efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines, and thanks to Donna Vickroy for sharing other helpful resources.
Regarding Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Principal Nicole Leggett’s whipped cream mess: Surely an educator could come up with something more suitable to connect with the students than to be bombarded with hamburger buns slathered in whipped cream. The food banks are desperate for donations to feed the hungry and students are throwing food away. What a bad example all the way around — wasting food, setting the principal up as a goat and leaving a big mess for the janitors to clean up!
B.Y. from Oak Lawn
I have tried a few natural products that TV personality Dr. Oz has recommended. I have never noticed any of them working. Has anyone investigated why he promotes these products?
It is amazing how big money influences the average person in America. We have the best health care in the world? I’m sorry, but I think we have the best health care in the world for only the wealthy who can afford the best health care plans. For everyone else, we struggle. We are at the mercy of our employer. For many, health care is nonexistent. Others go bankrupt when dealing with a chronic illness. Others can’t get insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Our Congress should be fighting to fix and improve the Affordable Care Act.
Kudos to Speak Out. I want to say “thank you” to this section of what I find to be a liberal newspaper. I like to refer to Speak Out as the Fox News section, where they allow both sides of any subject to be heard. You are not fed the editor’s view. They are “fair and balanced.”
A message to Mother Nature: We have had our first look at winter with a few snow sprinkles, but please note that we have been spoiled for the past few years by sailing through the winter months. This winter should continue the pattern. We will not be mad at you if we continue to sail.
BJ from Hazel Crest
It sure is something with all of the charity mail that you get. How can anyone afford all of this?
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County tore down the toboggan slides at Swallow Cliff because it cost too much to maintain them. Now they are spending money, through a $1.3 million dollar bond for a warming station, a concession stand and perhaps a fitness area. Why didn’t they obtain a bond to keep the slides open? I don’t get it.
I’m in my 60s so maybe I’m rusty on the Rules of the Road, but aren’t trucks supposed to be restricted from driving in the left lanes? I drove a round-trip on Interstate 294 between my home, Oak Brook and Orland Park. There were trucks in every lane for miles at a time. I also thought these rules applied to vehicles pulling trailers but they, too, were using every lane. And to have to drive 75-plus mph so you don’t have a semi truck on your tail blowing its horn, when I’m in one of the left lanes, is ridiculous.
No Chinese chicken please. I read an article that said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to green-light imported chicken from China. I really think the our government is trying to poison us. Everyone, please write to your representatives demanding this is stopped. If this is not stopped, please be very careful when purchasing your poultry.
John C. from Wilmington
The article about state Rep. Robert Rita, D-Blue Island, and his brother John Rita Jr. and their many pensions in Nov. 4’s SouthtownStar was on the wrong page. It should have been posted on the Blue Island crime report page.
Kate from Midlothian
I don’t understand why I can work my way up the corporate ladder but can’t get hired because I don’t have a degree although I know the work. I left retail and started working as an accounting clerk through a now-defunct staffing firm. A sweet person named Dawn placed me in a three-month assignment that stretched to 3 1/2 years and a staff level position. I learned accounting programs and possess advanced office skills. I’m hardworking, team-oriented and easily trained; have excellent professional and people skills and will be an asset to any employer. All I’m asking for is a chance.
Bruce from Burbank
Bravo to those people who give shelter animals a forever home.
If you like your doctor, then you can keep him. If you like your insurance plan, then you can keep it. Repeat this 26 times and maybe people will believe it. Keep writing 61 on your golf card and maybe you’ll start to believe it. A lie is a lie. Wake up, all of you followers of the Pied Piper! Millions of people have been dropped from their insurance due to Obamacare. Good luck, America. If the rest of President Obama’s term is spent on a golf course instead of the White House, then that 61 could become a reality.