Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 23 ]]> Lead story image

To the doctor who charged $250,000 to sew up incision after back surgery: How does 8 to 10 years in jail sound? Politicians today are imbeciles. They have no self control. They do so many illegal and unethical things and can’t seem to stop themselves. After finally reading the fine print, several towns are reconsidering their commitments to the South Shore Extension. Smart move. I have a friend who made about $60,000 last year and ex-wife makes about the same and is remarried living in a $200,000 house with all kind of vehicles. This year hardly any work (Teamster) and … ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:15:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 22 ]]> Lead story image

Yes, we are “so fortunate” to live in this Republican state. 48 percent of those working in Indiana’s private sector have no retirement plan at work. You can follow the powerful like sheep, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to let you into their “Rich Club.” To the Camel smoker who drove down Rand Street: Could I please have your address so I can drive by your house and throw my empty cigarette pack in your yard? I have respect for all who served in the military. My dad served in World War II with honor. But he did not … ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:01:08 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 21 ]]> Lead story image

Congratulations to Devin Hester on his record-setting touchdown. Too bad he couldn’t have done it in a Bears uniform, but the Bears apparently wasted his talents trying to make a wide receiver out of him. He was more than worth his weight in gold as a return specialist. How ironic that the very Republicans who support the 20-week ban on abortions — Mike Pence, Jeb Bush, “Bobby” Jindel and Ted Cruz — also support cutting funding to Medicaid and food stamps. Love the fetus. Damn the child. I think Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is the first Gary mayor in many, many … ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:01:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 20 ]]> Lead story image

Instead of telling GEO Group what should be done with the property they purchased maybe the Concerned Citizens of Hobart should have bought the property when it was available. To the people who were complaining about the funeral procession: This person lost his life protecting your butts. Being a policeman is the same as being in the military. You are in harm’s way all the time. You knew this was going to happen so plan ahead. We did and the procession didn’t bother us. Have some respect. So a company would like to open a prison in Northwest Indiana and … ]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:01:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 18 ]]> Lead story image

Yes, those lying environmentalists have been telling us horror stories for years now. It’s a lucky thing we have groups like the “Coal Rollers” to set us straight on how cool it is to pollute the planet to death. We won’t see the worst of it in our lifetimes, but our grandchildren and their grandchildren are going to hate their ancestors for leaving them a dying planet. Great column by Jeff Manes on Chuck Hegan. His golf stories were hilarious. The NFL has reached an agreement to start testing for human growth hormone. Maybe that will take care of some … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:02:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 17 ]]> Lead story image

Environmentalists have been busy for quite some time misinforming the public in a targeted assault against civilization & economic development, private property, and our way of life, under the guise of healing the planet and protecting future generations. A 10-year sentence is not nearly enough for molesting a helpless baby. Some of our laws need some serious revamping. Isn’t it time we terminate our longest and most expensive war in our nation history, the War on Poverty? We have been waging this war since President Johnson was in office and have made no gains. In today’s world, my father would … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:02:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 16 ]]> Lead story image

To the family of fallen Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz, I would like to say thank you for choosing to donate his organs. Nick gave his life in service to his community and you have given him one more opportunity to do what he did best. God bless you. I have nothing but the utmost respect and gratitude for those who’ve served our country in the military. Many of my family members did so. ALL of them remove their hats when entering restaurants, churches, etc. I thank you for serving our country, but that doesn’t give you the right to … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:29:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 15 ]]> Lead story image

To the person who is missing a sledgehammer with a bright yellow handle, it was found next to the smashed face of the mascot in front of Crown Point High School. If you want it back, check the lost and found in the bookstore. If not there, check with Crown Point police in their lost and found, also known as the evidence room. I bet Ray Rice sure is glad that Adrian Peterson is helping to take the pressure off him. Well, George Zimmerman is in the news again. Same old, same old. How many excuses can you make for … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 14 ]]> Lead story image

One good thing about this suddenly cold weather: It should kill off those pesky mosquitoes. One less thing Quickly contributors have to complain about. Neanderthal? Sadist? We are shocked, shocked that some NFL players are not gentlemen. What we should really worry about is prosecutors doing their job — even if the accused is a big-name athlete. Don’t count on the NFL for anything but hot air. If those demanding $15 an hour don’t realize those jobs were never intended to be anything other than a stopgap solution, can you just imagine how they will waste the additional money on … ]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:01:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 13 ]]> Lead story image

Sorry, yes, Obama is the best economic president of modern times by any measure of objective standards. You have to remember the conditions he inherited. Can’t the media find someone other than John McCain to talk about world affairs? Anyone? Tony Bennett, former state schools superintendent, paid a $5,000 fine for an ethics violation. Does this clear his record for a return to politics? I’m not sure whether birthdays are celebrated in heaven, but happy birthday, Dad. I love you. As I sit here counting the number of rocks in the Bass Pro wall along Interstate 94, I again wonder … ]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:02:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 12 ]]> Lead story image

The NFL and the Ravens chose to look the other way concerning domestic violence. The only thing that matters to them is ticket sales. Obama is the best economic president of modern times? What a joke. The deficit was lowered because of the sequester, and the debt increased by $6 trillion in his first six years. So wonderful to see patriotic American politicians like Cheney and Boehner backing our president in dealing with terrorists. An international customs area for Gary airport? Isn’t that the airport that doesn’t even have a passenger line, much less an international one? Maybe the NFL … ]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:02:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 11 ]]> Lead story image

I called Lake County about spraying for mosquitoes, and they told me they’re done for the year. We have a major problem with bugs, and they’re done. Dear candidate: When hosting or just attending a fundraiser, it’s your job to smile, meet and greet. Standing rooted in one spot talking to the same old people isn’t going to get you elected. Will we ever get Park Avenue in Wheeler repaired? There are some pretty bad potholes at the end by Indiana 130 and farther in is like a washboard. An NFL star punches out his girlfriend. It is covered on … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:01:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 10 ]]> Lead story image

It’s so difficult for me to understand why men don’t get the very basic, oh, so common courtesy of removing their hats in a restaurant. Come on, guys. This is not new. Make your mother proud and take off your hat. Seeing all those folks buying all those guns at the Lake County Gun Show made me feel so safe. How about you? Ten states have asked the Centers for Disease Control to investigate the current outbreak of a respiratory virus among the young, but  of course anti-big government Indiana, which sits in the middle of these 10 states,  has … ]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:01:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 8 ]]> Lead story image

Mayor Freeman-Wilson hit the nail on the head when she referred to “a total loss of respect for law enforcement.” The crooks and thugs in society get away with way too much these days. Seems any more, when a worthless thug gets what he’s got coming, he’s turned into the victim. Pitiful. I suppose we should consider this our monsoon season. I have worked at my union job for over 20 years and in the past few years have taken several pay cuts. I support Indiana’s right-to-work law, but it can’t help me because I work for the federal government. … ]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:02:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 7 ]]> Lead story image

Indiana’s working families didn’t win anything in the right-to-work ruling. The greedy corporations are the winners, of course. You are too blinded by their brainwashing to see it. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them. Air strikes are a short-term fix against ISIS. A long-term fix demands substantial Arab forces truly united against ISIS on the ground to hold the territory. Remember all those years in Iraq? Saber-rattling is a waste of time. Help! I am being held hostage in my house because of this worse-than-ever mosquito invasion. I get bitten every time I venture outside. Talking nonsense … ]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:02:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, Sept. 6 ]]> Lead story image

Good for the 83-year-old woman who outsmarted the 71-year-old fool. Oh, yes, Indiana families won the right-to-work fight. Let me know if you still agree when your employer says, “Gee, it’s been a tough year. Really can’t do a raise. In fact, I need to cut your pay. We all have to sacrifice.” You more than him but, hey, enjoy that job you got that you swear is because of right-to-work, which means your boss is very glad you won’t have union representation. Grumpy adults are better seen and not heard. These same union members who work in slow motion … ]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:02:43 -0500