Web Views for Friday, March 14, 2014
FROM STORY COMMENTS
On proposed fire station: (Fire Chief) Jensen does not know what the word sensitive means. Scare tactics using response time. How would you like being put out of your home?
-- My Google Earth shows an empty square block just east of the Rock County Courthouse. It is close to the current firehouse, empty and likely to have a far less painful eminent domain process. Looks too easy, unless it’s already into the uppity “not in my front yard” syndrome that divides in this town!
-- James Koch
-- Take the nasty red brick rental and the nasty rentals on the under 100 block of North Atwood. This would give them more room and not kick out owner-occupied homes! I gave this suggestion to the city council but might as well talked to myself. If you need more room, take some of the Prospect homes south of the original plan, as well.
-- ms pacman
On Rep. Ryan’s focus on poverty: “Ryan considers poverty programs.” Good, accurate title for this article. He has been doing this for a long time. As in how to put us all in poverty.
-- I’m glad Ryan is looking at where we are in the War on Poverty. When President Johnson launched the War on Poverty in 1964, he pledged “not only to relieve the symptom of poverty but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.” Despite spending nearly $20 trillion since the War on Poverty began, the poverty rate remains nearly as high today. … It is time to try something else.
-- Proud Grandpa
On Janesville to get Meijer store: Hmm. Doesn’t sound a whole lot different than Wal-Mart. Perhaps they will have a few items that aren’t made in China to differentiate themselves? Mr. Meijer should investigate thoroughly before investing in a food store here. Pretty hard to beat Woodman's.
-- All In
-- Where will it be built, on the west side?
-- Woodman's has some big-time competition here with more buying power than them. I am sure it’s going to be the Milton Avenue area. The site that comes to mind is the old Menards.
On Kolste says GOP assaulting democracy: Yes Deb, we know, you need more and more low-information voters to maintain your party’s advantage. Oh look! Over there, it’s a rich guy getting ahead. Let us know when that original thought makes its appearance.
-- Nick Danger
-- Deb, what is fair, more hours to vote for Milwaukee and Madison and less the rest of the state? The funny thing is, you Democrats collect more political donations from rich people and have even more reason to vote for higher spending.
-- new user
-- New User, prove your statement regarding political donations. What’s your source? Making generalizations, and maybe unsubstantiated, is irresponsible and helps no one.
On ‘Tuesdays With Morrie” takes Janesville stage: Thank you for bringing this show to our community. Not only does it poignantly highlight the importance of focusing on what’s really important in life, it also shows the cruelty of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). ALS is 100 percent fatal, usually within the first three years, often within months.
-- susan sellman
FROM THE BLOGS
To John Eyster: ’Tis a strange day indeed, where I find myself agreeing with you. Robocalls are as pointless as they are obnoxious. Do you know anyone who has listened to one all the way through? Have you heard of anyone changing their vote based on a robocall? If I was on the fence, I would gladly vote for whoever wasn’t calling me.
-- You do not have to pick up the phone.
To Janice Peterson: Thanks for the information. I was so concerned about my plants during this deep freeze.
-- new user
-- Very interesting article. I hope there is a spring, as I would like to do a little planting around my home before it gets hot. With the freeze going as deep as it did this winter, I’m hoping you write about when it’s OK to put new shrubs and other plants in the ground.