On texting zombies: I’m getting tired of the text phone zombies driving the streets with their phones sitting right on their steering wheels. Or, they’re walking through the grocery store with their cart and running right into you just because it’s more important to be on the phone texting rather than watching where they are going. Somebody has to do something about this quickly before somebody gets hurt very bad.

On vegetable gardens: Veggie gardens sound great, but what are we going to do when we are run over with rodents? Rodents love gardens. Then, of course, we will have the predators roaming around looking for rodents. Our neighborhoods will look like trash.

On Janesville proposal to raise fees: If our city feels justified in raising fees to reflect peer cities, they need to also provide comparable services. We’re the only city I know that provides no large-item pickup or extra pickup after a big storm. I’ve watched services in Janesville deteriorate each of the 51 years I’ve lived here, and at the same time I’ve seen lots of spending favorites for a few. We need to reassess our values.

On Milton School Board nearing decision on new referendum: It’s risky to sink lots of money into constructing a brand new high school in these fast-changing times when programming alternatives and virtual schools are becoming mainstream. A shiny new school building could soon become a white elephant.

It’s apparent a majority of the board members continue to ignore the community. They are still pushing for the same result without going back to thoroughly investigate all options as clearly communicated by the taxpayers via public surveys, comments and the failed November referendum.

It’s wasteful to stop using the middle school as a regular school, and it’s inconsiderate to the past school boards and residents who voted and paid for the construction of that school. The building is not that old.

On criticizing the government: My family left Germany in June and arrived in Philadelphia in August of 1728. They have fought in every war since then. I believe that gives me the right as a citizen to speak to my concerns for this democratic republic and to be critical of the behavior of some of its citizens and our president. That being said, I’m responding to Sound Off from July 9.

On Trump Jr. seeking to meet with Russian lawyer: At the risk of sounding ignorant, I don’t know what the story is. Someone called Donald Trump Jr. and said they had dirt on Hillary. He went to see, and there was no dirt. So what? Like the Clinton campaign would not go and check and see if someone had dirt on Trump?

Donald Trump is the most corrupt and incompetent person to ever hold the office of president of the United States, and House Speaker Paul Ryan is his biggest enabler.

The only thing Donald Trump Jr. did wrong was not send a minion. He’s guilty of being politically naïve and nothing else.

Trump Jr.’s emails on possibly receiving Russian intelligence show he is like the pervert salivating on his way to the mall to meet a 15-year-old only to instead find the sheriff’s deputies.

With five or six investigations going on and all the testimony, I have yet to hear one person ask the question, ‘Why did the Democrat Party deny the FBI, the CIA and the NSA access to their servers after the supposed Russian hacking?’ Nor have I heard anyone in the intelligence community ask why they simply accepted ‘no’ for an answer rather than insist or even subpoena access to these servers. No one seems to want to know the answer to those questions. Am I the only one that is curious?

On Mercy executive to lead ARISE fundraising campaign: Mercy Health shouldn’t allow all that employee time to the ARISE program. Instead, Mercy should have an all-hands-on deck approach to continually strive for better patient care and comfort.

On Frostie Freeze in Janesville: Please stop blocking the right lane at Frostie Freeze on Court Street. It’s not legal, and it’s very rude to the other drivers who are driving responsibly.

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