Web Views for Friday, March 28, 2014
FROM STORY COMMENTS
On expansion of liquor licenses: Interesting situation. The city council is concerned about alcohol abuse on this issue but is considering it in city parks for the income? Just saying.
-- Bob, I do not think you can paint the council with such a wide brush on this issue. Yet.
-- new user
-- “Delayed” again with the “rocket science” issues. Just say yes. What is the big deal? If people have an “addiction,” don’t go to places that serve or don’t buy anything if you go to a place.
-- ms pacman
On Al Hughes is Big Eight player of year: This is really a positive article for both sports and Janesville. Congrats to this fine young lady!
On Rock County’s groundwater: GOP legislators are working to weaken the rules for high-capacity wells in Wisconsin. They also want to ignore the limit on foreign-owned property in Wisconsin. Is it really “Wisconsin is open for business,” or is it “Wisconsin is selling out to the highest bidder”?
-- I wonder if anyone has designed a system for homeowners to collect rainwater and reuse it for irrigation? With all the excessive rainfall, this would come in handy if a person could store it in large tanks and use during dry months.
On spring elections important: If you don’t know anything about the issues and how the candidates think about issues, don’t bother to vote. It’s more your civic responsibility to be informed than it is to vote.
-- new user
On Parkview voters: It is a good plan, but the tax base is too small to support it.
-- If you don’t want to support your school district, close it up and send your kids to another district and pay them. End of all your problems! Geez, this is a no-brainer. Pass your referendum. Care about your students and your community.
On victory for government transparency: I do not believe a person’s name should be released until convicted. You are supposed to be not guilty unless proven in court to be guilty. Most people read an article, and because a police department released it, the person must be guilty. Not always. Police do make mistakes, and they usually are not acknowledged in the paper.
-- The public has a right to know who is being arrested. Do you really want the police arresting people in secret for crimes unnamed?
FROM THE BLOGS
To Greg Peck: “That would have helped the woman who was so busy talking on her hand-held phone Thursday that she cut the corner too sharp while I was approaching a stop sign….” So tired of this lazy driver move. Does it hurt or something to stay on your own side of the road even while turning?
-- ms pacman
-- While being on a hand-held phone surely didn’t help, the fine art of making a square turn is lost on way too many people. As for Google planning to fight legislation to enable people to wear glasses that allow accessing texts and movies while driving, what the H_E_double-hockey-sticks are they thinking!
-- Displaying a Google Map of your directions on the windshield could be almost as dangerous as checking a paper map on the passenger seat. You would have the illusion of keeping your eye on the road while your eyeballs are trying to focus on Interstate exit numbers between the bug splatters and wiper blades.
-- Multitasking is only for some. I do think you need to have quick reaction speed when operating a motor vehicle under certain scenarios. Especially when driving the strip of Interstate from Avalon Road to the north side of Janesville. Certain times of day, it gets crazy on I-90/39. I wish they’d expedite widening of this section.