The following is what our readers sounded off aobut this week:
Thanks for your kindness
To the person who anonymously picked up the tab for five special-needs diners and their mothers at TGI Fridays, we want to express our appreciation. You made a birthday celebration especially joyous. Thank you for your kindness. We will pay it forward.
Who has missed this poor animal?
Geneva prides itself on being a caring community. Every time I see the picture of the adorable dog that was hit [near] the CVS in Geneva, it brings tears to my eyes. Where are the owners? Where are the neighbors? Nobody has missed this poor animal. Every night, I pray that it will find a deserving home that will appreciate it.
How much time does he have?
In the newspaper, the guy who lives on Prairie in St. Charles, he’s getting a new roof. Now, he has to decide the color of his roof. How much time does he have? Since 1975, he’s been working on his house. And $27,000 for a roof, in St. Charles? You can get lower. That is so expensive. And if this guy’s been working on his property since 1975, where is he going to come up with that kind of money?
Support the Constitution
Another ignorant complaint about guns recently appeared in the Sound Off column. Let me enlighten the complainant. The shootings in Chicago are done by people who illegally possess firearms. Please don’t ask that guns be taken by people properly documented. The public is strongly supporting a high school teacher for teaching his students about the Constitution and their right to not incriminate themselves. I would like to ask the caller to also support the Constitution and my right to bear arms.
Learn the facts about guns
This is for the person who called in about the guns. I’ll read you the Second Amendment, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Fact: Chicago has the toughest gun laws in America. Fact: The South Side gangs do most of the shooting. Fact: They are from homes without fathers present in their lives. Fact: Guns do not kill people; people do. Fact: We took morality out of schools in 1962. Fact: Learn more about the facts before you call in. You need to educate yourself, and that is a fact. Good luck to you in your quest for knowledge.
That arch is disgusting
I’m calling in about that arch in Batavia. That is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. They need to redo that. Who came up with that? Nobody likes it. Get it out of there. That’s a waste of money.
Dental help needed
I’m a senior citizen, and I’m in a nursing home. And what I’m trying to do right now is get a tooth taken care of, and apparently, there’s not a dentist in Kane County who will take care of it without some payment. Of course, being in a nursing home, I have no money to pay for it. What does a guy like this do? Go to the Delnor emergency room? Let’s have somebody find out what’s going on.
A survey for employees
This message is in regard to the Batavia High School survey given to the students. If it is important to find out what students might be at risk of detrimental behavior, then it has to be extremely important to find the same information about the district staff. I propose that no staff employee or board member be allowed to return to work at the district unless they fill out the same survey, while attached to a lie-detector machine, and have the results provided to their employers and constituents: the district’s taxpayers. We will only use this information to assist us in identifying individuals in need of help. No one else will see the information. We promise. I think we’d be amazed at how quickly the administration would change their tune about the U.S. Constitution and how it applies to this survey. They might even give Mr. Dryden an extra day’s pay to help document their challenge. I’m sure all of their objections will melt away when they are reminded of the magic slogan that they always use to get unnecessary tax hikes approved – it’s for the kids.
Redistricting good or bad?
The U.S. Supreme Court changed a part of the voting rights bill, and all of the liberal media, Democrats and civil rights people are complaining that now the minorities will be redistricted so their vote will not count. Isn’t that what the Illinois Democratic Party and public sector unions have been trying to do to the GOP in Illinois – redistrict them out of existence? How can one redistricting be bad and the other good when the opposition is eliminated?
A waste of a free meal
About the breakfasts for all students starting in the fall. Do you know how much food they throw away now? And you’re going to give breakfasts to all students? And when are they going to put this in their schedule? Are they going to take away from the learning to feed the kids breakfast? I just want to know how this breakfast for all is going to work. Taxpayers are going to be paying for this food that you throw in the garbage, just like the hot lunches. Kids don’t eat that stuff.
Thanks a lot, Mr. President
Thank you, Mr. President. I purchased a long-term health care policy before turning 50 years of age, to lock in a reasonable rate for insurance. I am a widow and was trying to protect my children from solely having to care for me in my elder years. CNA Insurance just sent a letter indicating a necessity for a 76.5 percent increase in price, due to the economic conditions and the health care policies of President Obama. Thank you again, Mr. President, for your well-thought-out health care plans. You prove every day just how incompetent you are.