Speak Out for Jan. 24, 2014
January 23, 2014 3:42PM
SPEAK OUT COMMENT: "Bravo to Maria Siguaw and her husband, Steve, who completed four years of sailing around the world. Talk about traveling a long way from Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights!" | Supplied photo
Updated: February 25, 2014 6:25AM
Congratulations to St. Christopher’s parishioners, of Midlothian. I read the Jan. 23 SouthtownStar article. Much can be accomplished when you put your heart and soul into a project. The saving of your grade school is paramount to everyone in your community. Your goal will be accomplished. Maybe the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” was the catalyst for your successful fundraiser. Because of your dedication I see great accomplishments for all future St. Christopher School graduates. Parents and parishioners are 100 percent behind St. Christopher’s students. This fundraiser attests to that. Wonders never cease when we work for a common goal.
Bernadine from Palos Heights
I believe columnist Phil Kadner is right about the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls varsity basketball team. My concern is about the girls who played at Homewood-Flossmoor since freshmen year who were also looking forward to scholarships but now will not be able to get them because they can’t play.
If you are one of these married couples who feels the need to renew your wedding vows, then it says a lot more about your insecurity than it does about your commitment.
Wes from Orland Park
The reason the long-term unemployed are not working is not because of laziness. It’s because there are no jobs. For every 10 good-paying jobs that are lost, only four are created. It takes more than 30 months to find a job in the construction trade. Cutting off long-term unemployment benefits is creating a hardship on the families who are barely hanging on. The real solution to unemployment is to build America. Bring back business, manufacturing and industry to the United States and the jobs will follow.
Jack from Tinley Park
Here is my opinion of our government. If you vote Republican then you want less taxes, less regulation and less government intervention in your life, and our government would adhere more closely to the principles of our Founding Fathers. If you vote Democrat then you want big government, more taxes, government involved in every aspect of your life and overregulation. I guess you have a choice.
I wonder if Chicago or Illinois have learned something after more than 40 years of fixing roads. Why are you inconveniencing citizens by repairing potholes during the day and blocking three lanes of traffic? Why don’t you learn a lesson from other states and repair roads during the evening when there is less traffic and less taxpayers to inconvenience? Remember who pays your salaries.
Pete from Oak Lawn
Ya know, I read the Speak Out portion of our SouthtownStar and it seems like all I read is nothing but complaining. Let’s try to say something positive instead of complaining all the time. I live in Chicago Ridge and think it is a great place to live. The surrounding towns are great also. If you’ve got something to say to Charles E. Tokar, the new mayor, march to his office and be heard. Geez! It’s a great little village.
Jeff from Chicago Ridge
How can any president, any secretary of state or any congressman justify winning an election as being more important than telling the truth about Operation Fast and Furious, the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of specific groups, invading innocent people’s privacy, not being at all honest about Obamacare’s coverage or cost or, my favorite, and knowing about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, while it was going on for hours, lying about the cause, sending no help and letting four Americans be massacred. I am tired of constantly being lied to so you can enjoy your power, parties and winning elections.
About Styrofoam: Unlike the commenter who thinks the government shouldn’t dictate to us, I am glad that the city of Chicago is considering outlawing Styrofoam. Project Kasei dragged a net 1,200 in the North Pacific Gyre, and there was not one place that did not bring up a net full of plastics. Please bring your own container always when eating out so that you can avoid this pernicious product: Styrofoam.
Janice G. from Crestwood
Thank you to the gentleman from the law office two doors down from the funeral home. You came out of the office asking why cars were parked in your lot and was ready to call the towing company. I explained there was a young man waked and the funeral home’s parking lot was packed, the weather making it impossible to park farther away. Expecting to go back and tell people to move their cars, you graciously said, “Peace,” and went back in the office. I wouldn’t have been able to pay my respects if not for your understanding. Thank you.
Regarding the Chicago Cubs: I think it is easy to see who had the brains in the Ricketts family: The father, Joe Ricketts, because his children don’t have a clue on how to get value for their money. I think fixing an old dump up like Wrigley Field is like pouring gasoline on a fire. Stay home, Cubs fans. Don’t waste your money going out there. You can see green grass and have a beer and a hot dog in your own back yard. Oh and by the way, the way the Cubs play you can’t really call that baseball.
Welcome to the state of Illinois where we cheat you right.