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Sound Off for Sunday, July 28, 2013

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July 27, 2013

On gardens tour: We attended Rotary Botanical Gardens garden tour this last Saturday. We were very impressed with all the gardens, but we were exceptionally impressed with the Community Outreach Garden at the jail, and the RECAP tour guides were very knowledgeable and respectful. It’s a program we should all support.

On Capitol protesters: Capitol police, aka Scott Walker’s hired thugs, look real impressive handcuffing that senior citizen (Page 5A, Thursday). Another reason Wisconsin needs to be Scott-free.

-- Once again, the protestors think only they matter; they don’t need to follow any laws. Typical union reaction.

-- It’s about time something is done. We are told people are offended if God is mentioned; our children are not allowed to have a Christmas program in the schools anymore because it might offend someone. We have to be politically correct, and it goes on and on, but these people can offend the people working at the Capitol and visitors every day for two years?

On wrong conviction: How sad that a Madison man was wrongfully convicted for a 1991 rape (Page 3A, Monday). Now they found this man at a homeless shelter. He’s 54, has health problems, can’t afford health care, and it says if he is lucky, he will qualify for a maximum of $25,000 the state can award to the wrongfully convicted. That’s not doing justice at all.

On city’s trees: They used to call this town “Bower City.” Now they want to cut every blasted tree down around here. Don’t you want to save the environment?

On rural bicyclists: So-called professional bicyclists ride on Territorial Road in the Kettle Moraine area, specifically the Whitewater area. I live on that road and have had many close calls with them because they ride three wide across the hilly, winding road. There’s no warning, and they refuse to move into single file even though they know you’re behind them.

On Detroit: Democrats have been in control of Detroit for almost 50 years. If anybody should bail them out, it should be the UAW along with all the other unions in that city.

-- Detroit is the first but likely not the last major city to declare bankruptcy. The reason is that they are all run by liberal Democrats. Likewise states run by Democrats are swimming in debt, while states run by Republicans like Wisconsin have surpluses. This is largely due to the incestuous relationship between Democratic politicians and public employee unions.

On South Jackson Street: I’d like to know what is up with the recent repavement of a section by GM. Of all the streets in Janesville, we repave this one? The turn lane arrows don’t even make sense.

On ignorant drivers: Dear citizens of Janesville: South Wisconsin Street between Court Street and Milwaukee is one way going south, not north. Read the signage, please. It is dangerous for people to be coming up the street the wrong direction, especially because there’s not a stop sign and they drive right across Court Street without even looking.

On columnist: I see the comments on Leonard Pitts in Wednesday’s Sound Off column. I love Leonard Pitts. If The Gazette would ever drop Leonard Pitts, I would drop The Gazette, guaranteed.

On fair coverage: I realize we went from afternoon to morning delivery, so sometimes it’s hard to get pictorial write-ups on Rock County 4-H Fair grandstand acts in time for publication, but I thought I would see a Florida Georgia Line picture; no such thing. But I did see a full page on groundwater by Plover. Very disappointing.

On Gazette: I was looking for coverage of that all-star football game played in Oshkosh on Saturday, July 20. What an honor for those two young gentlemen, and there was no coverage at all about them. A little blurb on Friday but nothing about the results. I was supposed to get a coupon book, according to one paper, and we didn’t get that either. So it goes.

On superintendent: Perception is reality. Is Karen Schulte so arrogant she can’t understand why her endorsement of Mercy Health System, including leveraging her endorsement for a donation to the district, raises serious concerns regarding her judgment (Page 1A, Thursday)?

On president: This is about Obama’s recent statement that all these scandals are phony. The parents of the four men who died at Benghazi say it’s real. I think Obama has outlasted his welcome as a president. He needs to leave now.

-- He is about to embark on a tour where he will attempt to convince people that principles of free-market economics no longer apply. I’m not sure if he will also try to convince them that round is no longer the best shape for a tire. He will then tell them the same failed liberal policies that destroyed Detroit are the best way to revive the economy.

On white guilt: It’s time to close the white guilt bank once and for all. Whites kept slaves for a shorter period of time than any other race on this planet. In addition, whites are the only race that has ever gone to war to end slavery. As a white person, I’m constantly told that I should feel guilty. Well, I’ve never owned a slave. If someone offered me a slave, I’d say no.

Capitol police, aka Scott Walker’s hired thugs, look real impressive handcuffing that senior citizen (Page 5A, Thursday). Another reason Wisconsin needs to be Scott-free.

n Once again, the protestors think only they matter; they don’t need to follow any laws. Typical union reaction.

n It’s about time something is done. We are told people are offended if God is mentioned; our children are not allowed to have a Christmas program in the schools anymore because it might offend someone. We have to be politically correct, and it goes on and on, but these people can offend the people working at the Capitol and visitors every day for two years?

On wrong conviction: How sad that a Madison man was wrongfully convicted for a 1991 rape (Page 3A, Monday). Now they found this man at a homeless shelter. He’s 54, has health problems, can’t afford health care, and it says if he is lucky, he will qualify for a maximum of $25,000 the state can award to the wrongfully convicted. That’s not doing justice at all.

On city’s trees: They used to call this town “Bower City.” Now they want to cut every blasted tree down around here. Don’t you want to save the environment?

On rural bicyclists: So-called professional bicyclists ride on Territorial Road in the Kettle Moraine area, specifically the Whitewater area. I live on that road and have had many close calls with them because they ride three wide across the hilly, winding road. There’s no warning, and they refuse to move into single file even though they know you’re behind them.

On Detroit: Democrats have been in control of Detroit for almost 50 years. If anybody should bail them out, it should be the UAW along with all the other unions in that city.

-- Detroit is the first but likely not the last major city to declare bankruptcy. The reason is that they are all run by liberal Democrats. Likewise, states run by Democrats are swimming in debt, while states run by Republicans like Wisconsin have surpluses. This is largely due to the incestuous relationship between Democratic politicians and public-employee unions.

On South Jackson Street: I’d like to know what is up with the recent repavement of a section by GM. Of all the streets in Janesville, we repave this one? The turn lane arrows don’t even make sense.

On ignorant drivers: Dear citizens of Janesville: South Wisconsin Street between Court Street and Milwaukee is one way going south, not north. Read the signage, please. It is dangerous for people to be coming up the street the wrong direction, especially because there’s not a stop sign and they drive right across Court Street without even looking.

On columnist: I see the comments on Leonard Pitts in Wednesday’s Sound Off column. I love Leonard Pitts. If The Gazette would ever drop Leonard Pitts, I would drop The Gazette, guaranteed.

On fair coverage: I realize we went from afternoon to morning delivery, so sometimes it’s hard to get pictorial write-ups on Rock County 4-H Fair grandstand acts in time for publication, but I thought I would see a Florida Georgia Line picture; no such thing. But I did see a full page on groundwater by Plover. Very disappointing.

On Gazette: I was looking for coverage of that all-star football game played in Oshkosh on Saturday, July 20. What an honor for those two young gentlemen, and there was no coverage at all about them. A little blurb on Friday but nothing about the results. I was supposed to get a coupon book, according to one paper, and we didn’t get that either. So it goes.

On superintendent: Perception is reality. Is Karen Schulte so arrogant she can’t understand why her endorsement of Mercy Health System, including leveraging her endorsement for a donation to the district, raises serious concerns regarding her judgment (Page 1A, Thursday)?

On president: This is about Obama’s recent statement that all these scandals are phony. The parents of the four men who died at Benghazi say it’s real. I think Obama has outlasted his welcome as a president. He needs to leave now.



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