Sound Off for Wednesday, Oct. 11: dog owners, birth control and Harvey Weinstein
On construction crew: I have to give a 'thumbs up' to all the guys who have been working so hard on Randolph Road, putting in curbs and gutters and approaches. Thank you for your hard work and diligence.
On dog owners: Janesville dog owners all have one thing in common: They have a disease called lazy-itis. They're too lazy to bend over and pick up their dogs' messes off the sidewalks or on people's front yards.
On birth control: If the religious Republicans are so against birth control, then quit having 12 kids that everybody else has to pay for.
On bullying: I think that the schools should start doing something about these kids bullying and not turn their backs on it because it's getting out of hand, and I think something should be done about it.
On the Second Amendment: In view of all these escalating mass shootings, the Second Amendment obviously needs amending.
--Here's a little-known fact: The Second Amendment was put in so slave owners could control their property.
On gun violence: I ask you, what is killing more innocent people, firearms or alcohol? Let's also get tough on OWI, really tough. Maybe we should raise the tax on alcohol to help cover expenses. Isn't that a laughable thought?
On Sunday Sound Off criticism of Sen. Ron Johnson: First, it was the Obama administration that approved a bump stock to make a semi-automatic gun into an automatic one, but of course let's blame a Republican. And, Gazette, where are the facts that Ron Johnson allowed the mentally ill to buy a gun? How ridiculous is that.
On kneeling for the national anthem: The San Francisco 49rs and the Cleveland Browns both have the worse records in pro football this year, but they are No. 1 on kneeling during the national anthem and disrespecting America, the police of this country and our president. I guess if you're that bad a player in football, you have a desire to be good at something, and that's the only thing they can think that they will get noticed.
--This is on Vice President Pence walking out of the San Francisco football game after nine players knelt for the national anthem. The media is calling what he did a PR stunt. How dare he take their PR stunt and try to turn it into his PR stunt. Doesn't he know that there's a double standard in this country? Doesn't he realize that there's one set of rules for the left and another for the right?
--Kobe Bryant, the worn-out basketball player, made a statement that if he was still playing, he would kneel during the pregame ceremonies. Well, nothing is stopping him to go in front of a police station and kneel or go in front of the county or state building that has a flag waving, and he can kneel there.
On sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein: In your paper Sunday (Page 13B), I read that people heard about Harvey's behavior for years; they just couldn't 'nail down the story.' I'm sorry, but of all the disingenuous nonsense I've read in your paper over the years, that one takes the cake. They just couldn't nail down the story? No, they just chose not to report on the story because Harvey is a big liberal and a donor to the Democratic Party. This goes on every day in this country. The media chooses which stories to report and which stories not to report.
On reader surveys: If the Gazette really gave a darn about its readers, it would put surveys in the paper periodically about what people don't like about Janesville and then publish the results.
On needed traffic light: The taxpayers in Milton should save up and get a traffic light. They have a seriously need at Madison Avenue and John Paul Road.
On the Pledge of Allegiance: In response to the Sunday Sound Off comment on standing for the Pledge of Allegiance, yes, I do stand at home when the Pledge of Allegiance is said on TV, even if my bones are creaking and groaning as I respond. It's what our older generation does.