Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 25 ]]> Lead story image

If the unions are successful in persuading a judge to outlaw right-to-work legislation, does that mean all the newly created right-to-work jobs get shipped back to Illinois or the other states where they came from? The surplus in Indiana means that there are children who are going without needed services and there are roads that are severely neglected. Are we paying taxes so that our governor can try to boost his image for a run to the White House? I can’t think of a greater insult for the man who created the national parks than to rename the school named … ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:01:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 24 ]]> Lead story image

God doesn’t tell people what they want to hear. Some people have selective hearing, they hear what they want to hear, and they block out the rest. Who would have guessed? Michael Moore, the critic of the rich and corporations, is actually one of the 1 percenters. According to his divorce documents, he and his ex-wife are worth $2 billion and have nine houses. The attempts by some politicians and liberal groups to give amnesty to illegal aliens is a slap in the face to all of those legal immigrants. They came here with documentation, waited the required time, took … ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:01:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 23 ]]> Lead story image

In rejecting Common Core, Gov. Mike Pence and his allies are apparently suggesting that Indiana education should be Indiana-specific. One of the Indiana-specific things students should learn is that when someone is elected to public office in Indiana it doesn’t necessarily mean that that person will actually be allowed by the opposition political party to serve in that office Why does God always tell some people only what they want to hear? It’s not so much that Republicans blame Obama for everything, it’s that the Democrats don’t blame him for anything. Kudos to the Hobart police officer who kept his … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:01:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 22 ]]> Lead story image

If the incumbent president (Obama) is responsible for every current terrorist tragedy, who was then responsible for 9/11? (Hint, who ignored a warning in August 2001 of planes being used in domestic attacks?) Why are the Bailed Out Big Banks making “below prime” new and used car loans. It’s a problem that will become a catrasthope - where o where are the regulators. It’s about time John Dillinger came home again. Thanks, Crown Point. yes, sir, GOP , that Putin guy is a “real leader.” Wonder if those Republicans still think Putin is a “great leader” and “smarter than Obama” … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:21:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 21 ]]> Lead story image

To the individual who sideswiped my green Jeep Liberty in Hobart, you will get your karma. Thank you for sideswiping my Jeep and running. You drive a red Chrysler-looking car and I will be looking for you, but in the meantime, I am asking my guardian angels to surround you. Shame on you. I’m so thrilled. Schererville is going to get its own roundabout. I’m going to take my chair down and watch all the poor Hoosiers try to manage it. So many think you have to go through one at 55 mph. Someone should charge admission to this. Hold … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:19:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 20 ]]> Lead story image

Conservatives have a very narrow definition of family and think they own the concept of family values. Families that don’t fit into their narrow definition don’t seem to have any value. Too bad. I think the fair carnies show more class than most tattooed people I see. Where is the outrage in Indiana? Gov. Pence basically eliminated an elected superintendent of schools. The reason is because she was a Democrat. Doesn’t anyone care that this is happening? How sad. A toddler in the grocery cart and the only attention he gets from Cellphone Mama is being told to shut up. … ]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:01:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 19 ]]> Lead story image

The person who thought the EPA was “another stupid liberal idea,” who wants me to drink poisonous water and breath in toxic substances in the air, is too uneducated to know anything about biology or chemistry — or that Richard Nixon, a Republican, created the EPA. Does anyone remember when the U.S. shot down an Iranian Airbus killing over 200 people? It was 1988 and we gave the families $205,000 per passenger and admitted no guilt. Lake County must really want its own people painting the courthouse. I wonder why? To the Quickly contributor with the fire-burning “village idiot” neighbor: … ]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:02:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 18 ]]> Lead story image

Wouldn’t you know, with this beautiful weather you can open the windows and let in a little fresh air, and the village idiot neighbor has to start a fire and smoke up the whole neighborhood. The American people should sue the House of Representatives for nonperformance of duty and seek to recover all salaries and expenses for the past six years. More handouts equal more liberal voters. They don’t care if they ruin the country. Amnesty will turn all 50 states into California. We were at Costco and left our bag of cat food in the cart. Someone turned it … ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:23:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 17 ]]> Lead story image

I am sick to death of politics. The person with the most money wins it all. This is not what is best for everyone, just the power brokers at the top. I love kids, all kids. But we can’t accept kids from other countries and feed, educate and medicate them when we have children here going without. Take care of our own first. It’s great to see the Gary mayor really making an effort to hear the concerns of residents. Republicans and their bosses in the tea party bray about freedom and liberty and then spend their time proposing one … ]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:02:14 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 16 ]]> Lead story image

PT sports writer John Mutka is great at interesting and insightful coverage of local athletes. Mike Hutton is doing a wonderful job following in his footsteps. To the person who wants George back to “straighten out this mess” — did you forget who got us into this mess in the first place? Oh, great. According to the State Ethics Commission, seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes. You’re right ... suing the president will not solve anything. The true solution is to impeach, remove, convict and imprison. We have a five-alarm emergency on our hands. He … ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:02:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 13 ]]> Lead story image

So the Air Show is canceled due to flooding on the fields. However, we do have an antique car show, a disc jockey, the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and the Fair Oaks Farms attractions. Why would I drive more than 45 minutes away to see this? The Boehner lawsuit against Obama will ultimately kill the old GOP. Ridiculous. Good Little League coaches are like good politicans — they don’t last long because of idiot parents and idiot voters. Readers and writers of Quickly, enough about Hobby Lobby. This past week reminds me of the Valpo roundabouts: Enough is enough. There are … ]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 02:01:04 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 12 ]]> Lead story image

Tony Bennett isn’t even  pretending to be remorseful about campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime. His arrogance knows no bounds. With all the hoopla about LeBron James returning to Cleveland, there remains one fact about the man: He is missing the one trait that players like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had and that is class. All his physical skills and experience will never buy him that. Parents should be barred from all Little League activities. They pollute everything. Really, lady? We stood in line 10 deep, get up to order, your friend dramatically joins you and places an … ]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 02:01:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 11 ]]> Lead story image

Being a Republican woman, I just wish Sarah Palin would go away before I’m the only Republican woman. Sixteen federal judges have ruled that prohibition of same sex marriage is unconstitutional. Governor Pence, our roads and bridges are falling apart. Indiana’s infant mortality rate is the fifth highest, 32nd in poverty rank, and 15 percent of the population is without health insurance. Find something else to fix. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “What we need in this world is manners.” More now than ever. Hobby Lobby does offer contraception to its employees. There are 20 forms of contraception, and Hobby Lobby … ]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:01:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 10 ]]> Lead story image

The very best thing a man can do for his children is to truly love their mother. Everyone is all up in arms that Hobby Lobby should have no say in the health coverage provided to its employees. It can’t tell its employees what to do, but it’s OK the government can tell every single one of us that we must have health coverage and said health coverage has to cover certain things? Even if we don’t need that coverage? How can some people be angry with the world 24/7? Doesn’t that wear you out? I love how Indiana puts … ]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:01:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 9 ]]> Lead story image

I could support the Hobby Lobby decision 100 percent if Hobby Lobby didn’t make all its money by importing products from a country that has a one-child rule and forced abortions. What? Buy foreign steel? Are you kidding me? I worked for the steel mills for 11 years, and look at the industry today — none are left in the Chicago area because of foreign steel. They have all closed due to foreign steel. You cannot blame the steel workers. Being a steel mill worker is very difficult — try it yourself and see. To the person who says Hobby … ]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:01:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quickly, July 7 ]]> Lead story image

To the person on the motorcycle who thought it was a good idea to cut between the construction barrels to get into the turning lane at the corner of Indianapolis Boulevard and 165th Street: I don’t think you realize how close you came to getting hit, and not just by my car. Just because you happen to think Obama is some great leader, many of us do not and can see right through him. We even wonder what you see in the worst president in modern times. There is a reason Republicans obstruct. It’s because Obama’s policies are bad. Period. … ]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:02:25 -0500