OpenLine: Great move for Joliet
April 25, 2012 10:42PM
Updated: May 28, 2012 8:26AM
I see the city of Joliet has severed all ties with Splash Station. This is another very judicious and sound financial move by the city. We need more of these to make this city a great city in a financial sense. Great job by the city. And good luck to the Joliet Park District in trying to maintain what has been a financial burden, to say the least, for many years.
Focus on wrong issues
Republicans were successful in getting the Supreme Court to appoint George W. Bush president. They were successful in convincing us a pre-emptive strike on a sovereign country is good just in case that country might want to kill us. They went back to the Supreme Court to take away healthcare from children and people with cancer and other pre-existing conditions. But now is the time for all Republicans to petition the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Come to the aid of the unborn. What a better cause.
This is in response to William Capper’s comments in the April 13 paper regarding birth control being paid for by health insurance premiums. He states women should take responsibility for their own actions. It’s not just women who take responsibility for their actions, but something a man and a woman do together. It’s a joint responsibility, not just the woman’s because she can get pregnant. However, it is the responsibility of your health insurance to help cover costs of contraceptives. Either that or you pay for a child being born and all the medical costs of that. It’s not a healthcare debate; it’s a religious debate brought on by the church.
Why the sensationalism?
I’m calling in reference to the headline on the April 12 article in the Chicago Sun-Times about the arraignment for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. I thought I was reading a Rupert Murdoch tabloid out of England. “Life sentence for Trayvon’s death.” That’s the inflammatory headline. That’s something that a tabloid would run. I thought the Sun-Times was a better paper than that.