On the new school year: Reading the article on changes for high school seniors (Tuesday, Page 3A), I was again reminded that Janesville has homeless students who are in dire need of our help. This city doesn’t seem to have a problem spending millions of dollars on ARISE and removal of the dam, but it somehow can’t find the funds necessary to help these students who we should all care about.

I also agree the Janesville crossing guards need to receive a raise (Sound Off, Sept. 3). These people are out there every day no matter what the weather, no matter what the conditions, no matter how bad people disobey traffic signals. They are protecting our children, and they deserve a pay increase.

On Hurricane Harvey donations: Regarding the collection at Farm & Fleet and the seven semis that went for Hurricane Harvey, people were turned away with their donations. Why wasn’t this collected for ECHO and kept here in town? We have people in need around here, too.

On recent roadwork: I just went into Janesville last night to pick up some items, and Milwaukee Street has been repaved, and it is beautiful. They did a wonderful job, and it looks great, and it’s great to drive on. Thank you gentlemen.

On the Labor Day parade: I just have to say the picture of a Janesville police officer (Tuesday, Page 8A) putting a badge sticker on a little toy with a little boy, that is the most heartwarming picture. I thought that was just great, and it was a great parade.

On House Speaker Paul Ryan’s whereabouts: Just got back from Janesville’s Labor Day parade and was wondering: So where was Paul Ryan during his hometown Janesville Labor Day parade?

On the Dreamers: I think it would be much easier to get rid of Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller and Donald Trump than the 800,000 hardworking DACA kids that pay their taxes and will never be eligible for government benefits. This is a country of love; it’s not a country of hate.

The U.S. taxpayers owe the over 800,000 DACA illegals nothing. We pay for their schooling, probably their health care and now they’re taking our jobs. They’re here illegally. Leave.

On President Trump as a creepy clown: Kathleen Parker’s column (Wednesday, Page 6A) suggesting that Kim Jong Un and Trump are the two creepiest people to hold power, I beg to disagree. Barack Obama was far creepier than either one of these guys. He makes my skin crawl. And how about Bill Clinton, the sexual predator in chief? Surely he’s creepier still. The creepiest of all is crazy-eyed Hillary Clinton, who is the all-time creepiest champ.

On Trump cutting deal with Democrats: Somebody had to get something done. Clearly Paul RHINO Ryan isn’t going to do anything, and Mitch McConnell is worthless. All he has to do is get rid of the 60-vote filibuster rule, and he could pass all kinds of legislation, but they refuse to do it. They are used to getting nothing done, ever, and they want that to continue to be that way.

On GOP governing abilities: The right-wing has no knowledge or interest in governing. They just want to rule, and they’re all for equality as long as they are more equal than everybody else.

On spending for roads: I don’t understand why our elected officials don’t understand that all people benefit from good roads. In other words, all should have to pay, not just drivers. It’s a no-brainer. I hope I don’t have to spell it out for them or for you.

On gas prices: Why are the gas prices 5 cents a gallon higher on the west side than the east side? This has been happening for several months.

On planned Pick ‘n Save closing: Pick ’n Save would not be closing if all south-siders had supported them and not gone to the north side to do their shopping.

On facial hair: What happened to the men that we used to have with the nice clean-shaven faces without all that ugly hair on their faces? Do they ever look in the mirror and see really what they look like with all that doggone hair on them? We want the nice clean, smooth face on a man again. Get rid of that hair.

Readers sound off on facial hair, new school year and Paul Ryan's whereabouts

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