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Sound Off for Wednesday, Sept. 20: Prison sentence, Pick 'n Save and Parker football

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Compiled by Gazette staff
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On eight-year prison sentence for Michael Perry of Janesville: I’m appalled at the sentence that the gentleman got for killing a helpless man. Christopher Rabuck did not deserve to die, and he died senselessly because this guy was drunk. He showed no regard for anybody but himself. I’m sorry, but I don’t feel any remorse for this guy because he killed a friend. As far as I’m concerned, he should have gotten more than what he got. I have no compassion for the guy. What he did was wrong. There was no reason for it.

On Sound Off complaints about south-side Pick ‘n Save: The employees always treated me with the utmost respect, and Pick ‘n Save has the best bakery of any grocery store in Janesville.

--I live on the west side of Beloit. I’m in Janesville once a week, so I get all my meat and produce at Pick ‘n Save. The quality and sale prices can’t be beat, and their clerks are always nice, too.

On Sept. 12 editorial, “Government shouldn’t meddle in grocery business”: Way to go, Gazette. You got that right, but, wait, it was only last month your editorial strongly pushed for more government meddling in business decisions. Then, it was how citizens should be forced by gas stations to pre-pay for gas. Thankfully the city council tabled that idea, hopefully permanently, but, oh, the hypocrisy. The Gazette is beginning to sound a little like Donald Trump.

On Parker football coach Clayton Kreger: I think it’s time that Parker High School get a new varsity football coach. I don’t think he knows that there are more plays than just run up the middle, run up the middle and throw long passes. It’s very hard to watch the game. Enough is enough. They need a new one.

On proposed Court Street two-way conversion: The East Milwaukee conversion was horrible. You can’t get through there without hitting many lights, and you can hit a red light after a first light and not even get through the next light. It’s a huge delay.

On contradictory objectives: State legislators are wooing Foxconn to come to Wisconsin but blocking the university system from offering an elective class in cultural diversity. We say we want to be part of the global economy but bar our universities from teaching their students more about the diverse global cultures. It doesn’t make any sense. If we want a global economy here, we need to learn about other cultures.

On recent hurricanes: There is a whole group of young people out there that have been led to believe that hurricanes are a recent phenomenon brought on by man’s effect on the climate. Hurricanes are probably as old as the planet itself. Back in the 1500s, they were reported, and I’m sure they went on for millions of years before that.

--Now that we were hit by two hurricanes, how many countries are going to help us with financial aid? Stop laughing. I’m serious!

On news coverage priorities: In the Sunday Gazette, there are 10 pages of sports and two of national news at the back of the paper. There is more in life than sports. I would like to see more news.

On a thoughtful note: I just want to thank the person who put a note on my windshield in Woodman’s parking lot on Friday afternoon stating that my right front tire was going low. I really appreciate it. I never would have seen it otherwise.

On Monday story, “Graceful menace” (Page 6A): They’re wanting to kill 15,000 swans, and I don’t understand why they want to kill them. Why don’t they shoot a net over them, gather them up and place them someplace else? Where’s PETA? This is sickening to hear that they’re going to kill beautiful Swans. Michigan ought to be ashamed of itself.

On Hillary Clinton: I just saw an interview on public TV with Hillary Clinton where she listed the 35 reasons she lost, none of which were her. Hillary is the O.J. Simpson of politicians. Nearly a year after the fact, she’s out there searching for the real killer of her campaign.

On bad drivers: Need auto body work? Hit your brakes for an animal crossing the road, and the clueless tailgater behind you will almost always get the ticket and the blame. Are there no laws police can enforce to get these morons to back off?



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