On Janesville police officers union AR-15 raffle: Just when you think nothing else in today’s world can shock you, you read in The Gazette (Tuesday, Page 1A) the Janesville police officers union is raffling off an assault rifle. Shame on them. What community needs someone in possession of an AR-15? Not Janesville. Again, shame on them.

  • Nice. Police Chief Dave Moore runs for cover when his officers sell an AR-15 for their union.

On April 15 story, “What happens when guns get stolen”: If they want to cut down on gun thefts, they need to set stricter standards for gun stores.

On Monday story about certified nursing assistants (Page 1A): That was a great article. The CNAs in long-term care facilities especially are often underpaid and underappreciated. If you ever had family or friends in long-term care facilities or if you are a resident yourself, you may realize how under staffing, job stress or low pay affect morale. If a corporate owner of a nursing home is making big bucks, then maybe they could share some of that with the CNAs.

On April 7 story, “Snap reaction averts a suicide” (Page 1A): Regarding the girl that got a photo of a friend in Beloit with a handful of pills saying ‘bye.’ The Janesville Police Department told her to go to the Beloit Police Department and file a complaint. Huh? How is a 14-year-old supposed to get to Beloit, and where were the police radios? Were they broken? Wouldn’t you call the police department and have them make a welfare check.

On Wednesday story, “Construction plus crashes equals problems” (Page 3A): I’ve had people pass me at 85, 90 mph thinking they’re driving in the Indianapolis 500. We need to put cameras out there and patrol these areas and start ticketing the living tar out of the people.

On House Speaker Paul Ryan’s pending retirement: So Paul Ryan wants to spend more time with his family? So do the rest of us, but we don’t have a job where we only have to show up for 111 days a year. That leaves 254 days to spend with the family. Could it be Ryan sees the big blue wave coming?

  • What we need in the Congressional 1st District is another Les Aspin. Remember when Les was chairman of the Armed Services Committee? He and his staff visited every industry in the 1st District, showing them how to make out forms to acquire material contracts for the military. Les also said the military needs the same things that we do. Ryan’s only accomplishment was he named a post office building after Les Aspin.

On the blue wave: The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity now runs the GOP campaign in Wisconsin and in other states. Now we know who owns Wisconsin. Let’s show these fat cats that we Wisconsinites are taking our state back, and the Wisconsin swamp will be drained.

On Tim Bremel’s Wednesday column, “A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Paul Ryan”: Tim Bremel wrote a warm and respectful article showing a lot of class.

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