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Updated: January 20, 2013 6:04AM



Playing for Jesus: I’m calling about the Speak Out article called “Aurora Christian.” I don’t see anything the matter with anyone transferring to Aurora Christian school. They teach about Jesus, they teach about Father God. Maybe when they went to Don Beebe speed camp, they accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and they wanted to follow-up with not only going to a Christian school, but going to a good church. I don’t see anything wrong with that. As far as Don Beebe saying the team plays for Jesus, I absolutely believe him.

Aurora

Kids should behave: If you have gone to a free blood pressure/heart rate testing machine at a Walmart and Kmart and they seem out of order, I think I know why. You will see children treating them like a toy, while moms stand by like zombies. This must be part of the culture shock America is experiencing today.

Aurora

Cost of library: It seems that the City of Aurora needs $20 million tax money to build the new library. Am I the only person in town, who remembers, two or three years ago, when all this project started, we were told this project had plenty of funding and not to worry, it wasn’t going to cost us anything? I wish I was a politician in Aurora.

Aurora

Paid for, not entitled: I am so sick and tired of these people calling Medicare and Social Security an entitlement. It’s not an entitlement, we paid all our working lives for this. We paid for it, the same as we paid for insurance or savings or anything else. It’s not entitlement, it’s due us, because it should be saved for us.

North Aurora

All benefited: For the past ten years, all we’ve heard is the boost tax cuts helped only the rich. Now, President Obama is telling us that the tax cuts expire. A middle class family will pay $2,200 more in taxes. Sounds like the boost tax cut got a nice tax cut for everyone, not just the wealthy.

Yorkville

Too many ads: To whomever, if you want to help this country, then stop bombarding people with all the ads to buy, when there isn’t any money to buy, to spare, to purchase. Buy food first. Ads and waste of paper is not the way to go.

Aurora

Not entitlements: I’m calling in regards to this fiscal cliff we’re going to be falling off and the entitlement the government thinks Social Security and Medicare is. What about the entitlement of Medicaid? Or all the insurance the White House employees, including the president, get for nothing. And the state employees get all these extended pensions and everything. Those are entitlements. We pay for Medicare and Social Security.

Aurora

Transgender bigotry: I find it interesting, that when we supported the East Aurora transgender policy, attended a board meeting, members did not disband out of fear for their safety. It is only when a hate group, the Illinois Family Institute, organized a protest, that the committee is afraid. It is very obvious that one philosophy stands for love, peace and acceptance, while the other stands for hate, violence and bigotry.

Aurora

Disparaging disciples: I’m calling in response to “It’s Their Business.” How in the world can you link 12 disciples being together so much to gay marriage? I can’t believe you would bring in my disciples. I’m reading a book now, called “Twelve Ordinary Men.” There’s nothing in the Bible that says that anybody wrote anything about those guys being gay. You’re sick.

Aurora

Help kids already here: According to Mooseheart.org, “Mooseheart cares for youth whose families are unable, for a wide variety of reasons, to care for them. Some have lost one or both parents; others are living in environments that are simply not conducive to healthy growth and development.” Mooseheart admitted four Sudanese boys who recently were approved to play and wear Mooseheart basketball uniforms. I can only assume we ran out of kids in the Chicago area, Midwest, and United States that lost parents or are living in environments that are not healthy and this is why they started admitting 7-foot basketball players from Sudan through the A-Hope Foundation. Behind those gates if sports trump education and taking care of our own in society, I prefer not knowing.

Aurora



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