On pet shops: There should be a law introduced in Janesville that pet shops cannot sell dogs, cats and large birds. Pet shops should get together with the humane society and showcase those pets. The humane society has wonderful pets who need a forever home. Humane society pets are neutered, spayed, vaccinated, dewormed and cleared by a vet.
On vandalism: We live on West Memorial Drive, and the last couple of days we’ve noticed that three mailboxes have been vandalized and taken off their posts, and we’re just wondering what the vandals are doing this for and if the police are looking into it.
On Monday Milton School District meeting: Tried to watch the Milton School District meeting Monday on the internet and again audio is mostly nonrecognizable. Video is terrible, too.
On the Nov. 7 Milton referendum: I do not agree with the school board. We have not had a large enrollment increase.
I think the financing arrangement for this referendum plan is too risky. It ties the financial hands of the district for the next 26 years, and that’s a big gamble in my opinion, considering how fast things change these days.
I don’t understand why a sign supporting the referendum is allowed at the polling places. Absentee voting has started and for Harmony Township, they have a sign asking you to vote ‘yes’ right at the polling place out on Highway 14. I don’t believe this is legal, and I think it should be taken down.
I wish Vote Yes for Kids, Inc. would not use sports teams for promotional purposes on Facebook because it’s awkward if there is a team member who doesn’t want to be involved that way but is too timid to say so.
On downtown two-way streets: The Compass (Gazette special section cover photo) shows clearly that you have to keep veering to the right or left or whatever when you’re making the turns and zigzagging all over the place. Now when I go downtown or try to get to the east side, you’re making it more difficult by putting two lanes going both directions on Court Street.
Those of us who work downtown are wondering why Court Street needs to become two-way when everyone knows we need to have expedient ways to get in and out of the inner part of the city. Alas, Court Street is one of the steeper hills, and we are wondering which direction will have right-of-way during our many snowstorms.
On new Hillary Clinton scandal: It’s Oct. 25, and yesterday the Washington Post reported the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign paid for the discredited Russian dossier that was used to smear Trump before the election, and it was used by the Obama administration as an excuse to surveil members of the Trump campaign. So I guess if Bob Mueller is still looking for people who colluded with the Russians in order to influence our election, he knows where to look, doesn’t he?
The word on the grape vine is that some of your more educated Democratic voters are starting to believe that the name Crooked Hillary does belong with Hillary Clinton. Now there are a few uneducated Democratic voters that think she has never done anything wrong. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of them.
On Trump coverage: I find it interesting the Wednesday front page story is, ‘Flake aborts his 2018 Senate campaign, denounces Trump.’ Then Thursday, on Page 7B, it’s ‘GOP senators reiterate their support of Trump.’
On Thursday sports story, “Arena source of memories”: Thanks, Tom Miller, for a great article on the early days of the Milwaukee Bucks. I, too, was a big fan back then, watched all the games I could and went to a few. I remember watching the game when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, or Lew Alcindor, made the skyhook to beat Boston. Thanks for the memories. I appreciate it very much.
On the directionally challenged: I’m referring to the Monday Opinion Page at the bottom left side of “Our Views” talking about Evansville. The last time I looked at a road map, Evansville was in the northwest, not northeast part of Rock County. Perhaps your editorial writer needs a new GPS setup.