The following is what our readers sounded off about this week:
One less thing to ignore
It is interesting to read our esteemed state senator say that the biggest benefit from an increased speed limit will be that it will reduce the amount of drivers that ignore the posted speed limit. Does he really think that way? The same ones who ignore the previous speed limit will ignore this one. Now that is out of the way. Why not work on stop signs? We could take them all out and replace them with yield signs. Probably the same people who ignore speed limits also ignore stop signs. It would be one less thing for them to ignore.
I'm responding to "Shut down puppy mills." We have purchased two puppies from a store, and we've had good luck. As far as the medical bills, to the person who says shut down puppy mills, if you adopt a baby, how do you find out about the medical condition of the parents who had the baby? You don't return the baby, do you? It's the same with a puppy. I've had friends who have adopted dogs at a shelter, and that is why I went to a puppy store. They had nothing but bad luck. The dogs were aggressive. They said the dogs were 2 years old, but they were 4 years old. It's a chance you take. That's life. Life is a chance of choices and decisions. The puppy mills at the stores? Keep them going. We've got two wonderful dogs here.
Thankful for blood donors
I recently had to be in the hospital and received several blood transfusions. As I lie in bed, watching the blood drip into my very weak body, it made me think of the wonderful people who donate the blood. I just want to thank everybody who has ever donated blood and encourage others to do so. Again, a big thanks. You are always in my prayers.
It doesn't even make sense
I wonder how many Rotolo Middle School parents know that their kids' student IDs for this year are using the same photo they had taken last year. This doesn't even make sense. The ID's purpose is to identify the kids, and how many middle school students look the same from one year to the next? I called the school, and they said this way, they could get the IDs printed and to the students on the first day of school instead of having to wait a week or so. I don't understand the tragedy of having to wait a week or so.
Just a filibuster session
There was a meeting last night at St. Mark's Church in Geneva. And they had, supposedly, some pretty high-powered people there promoting the immigration reform bill that was passed by the Senate. Those of us who went to the meeting realize that all it was, was a filibuster session, with no real proposals other than, pass the bill and, emotionally, make sure we take care of these illegal immigrants. Not one time did they mention about the unemployed American citizens. Not one time did they look at the poor and underprivileged Americans who are out of work and need jobs. Everything was about, we need these illegal immigrants. I have not seen one bit of evidence that we need immigrants to work in this country. What I have seen is our educational system is failing to educate our students to take these jobs, so we have to file for all these extra visas that cowtow to immigrants but don't do anything for American citizens. American citizens have to pay through the nose to go to college, but yet private scholarships are paying for illegal immigrants and immigrants to go to college, and guess where they're going to college? Here in the United States, where they say our children aren't educated enough to take the jobs in the United States. We don't have enough people to fill the STEM requirements.
Why the light sentence?
Why such a light sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife? [If] it was anybody else, he would have gotten a longer sentence. All these people who sent those letters to say he is good and this and that … isn't that discrimination? He got such a light sentence, and Rod Blagojevich, who was the former Illinois governor, gets 14 years? I can't understand this.
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