Many guys have children and they are not setting examples for them. They don't take care of them; they make them and leave them with their mothers. All of you need to get a grip on life. Work, sacrifice and do as we did. Fun? You know nothing about it because you all want to be killers, gangsters and above all drug dealers. Kids and old people are being shot because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
God knows it has to end somewhere. Gather all the gangsters, put them in the Army or the Marines and they'll turn them around and make men out of them. Stop making them comfortable with our tax money by putting them in jail with three meals, a cot and TV. Let them pay for their mistakes the hard way, put them on the chain gang or something. Enough is enough. Some of them must like jail because they keep going back.
Again, let's do something tough. President Obama is sending our troops home. These are guys who have been there a long time. Let these fools defend themselves over there. They will be crying like babies. Tough guys, huh. If they get shot there, maybe they will see it's not supposed to be done here in the streets of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.
Name the anti-gays
Re: Marc Lamont Hill, "Much work remains to be done on gay rights" (June 28)
I would like to know where you got your statistics that 97 percent of students hear homophobic language from "teachers" let alone students. Just because a person is not running around waving a rainbow flag, that does not mean they are anti-gay or think that gays are less honest or committed. I challenge you to come up with a name of a teacher or police officer that falls into the categories that you state in your column.
No rest for legislators
Re: Gov. Christie's budget
Angry over the dog's breakfast of a budget he signed Friday — one that was big on spending and short on lowering taxes — Gov. Christie made the legislators come back to work Monday. He essentially told them to forget their Pocono and Jersey Shore vacations, their hot dogs and their Fourth of July fireworks and get their sorry behinds back in the office. Too funny.
Re: Daily News June 26 front page
What kind of city do we live in where the front page of a supposed major newspaper is all about a woman who probably committed fraud in her divorce settlement by not declaring her million-dollar shoe collection? This is front-page news? Good thing you have a decent puzzle section.
Re: Christine Flowers column ("Priest jury showed that the church wasn't guilty," June 25)
I, too, was disgusted with Christine Flowers' interpretation of the verdict. Of course the church is guilty. Guilty of arrogance, hypocrisy and neglect. The men in black believe that they are superior to the laity, that ordination makes them special. Well special does not mean above the law. The law of God. Self-protection is not one of the Ten Commandments. Superiority is not a gift of the Holy Spirit.
These men should willingly serve part of Monsignor Lynn's term. Call it spiritual discernment or a reality check. It could be a retreat where they come to face the truth that protecting children is a higher priority than CYA.
We, as Catholics, are shocked at the scandal of our church.
As children we were taught to look up to priests and nuns because they were perfect examples of holiness.
In truth, they are men and women who are tempted as anyone else. We go to church to honor God. There is no excuse for leaving the church or to stop your contributions.
The church needs its parishioners now more than ever to stand up and be counted. Keep going to church and remember how powerful it can be.