On back-in angled parking on West Milwaukee Street: That is the most hideous thing I’ve ever heard. It is time that Janesville gets rid of the city manager and elect a mayor. Something needs to be done.

  • I think the best way to park downtown, instead of parking backwards, would be to park upside down. That way, everybody would know where everybody is at and what they’re doing.
  • What they should do is have sideways parking. Have half of the stalls go sideways one way and the other half go the other way. Then they can have a contest and see if they can run into each other.

On a rude bicyclist: It’s that time of year when you read the articles about watching out for motorcycles, which I totally agree with, but how about also watching out for your fellow bicycle riders. On May 24, while riding on Mount Zion under the Interstate, I got yelled at by another bicyclist to move over. Clearly, if she would have opened her eyes, she would have seen that I had nowhere to go.

On racial makeup of roofing contractor employees: First of all, just because someone is not speaking English doesn’t mean that they’re not American. It might just mean that they took the initiative to learn to speak more than one language. Second of all, if the contractors in the area would actually call back to give an estimate to do the work, then maybe you’d see a lot more Wisconsin workers on the job site and not so many Illinois plates. It took me five phone calls to five different contractors to get anybody to call me back, let alone come to my home to give me an estimate.

On Second Amendment: This weekend, as we say thank you and give honor to the men and women who fought for our country, we should also give thought to our school children who laid down their lives so that we could have guns.

On bricks from the GM plant: I would really like to see the bricks from the old GM plant be used to pave the alley behind the businesses on West Milwaukee Street for that Doty Mill Alley and the festival street. I think that would be a wonderful use for the bricks when they tear down GM.

On possible downtown Janesville dormitory: What we really need is to get is low-income housing and more affordable housing.

On Sunday story, “Janesville banks on its river” (Page 1A): It will be interesting to see what the width of the river is after Monterey Dam is removed. I’ve lived here all my life, and there is quite the odor from the Rock River in the warm summer months if the river is low.

On Tasing of Bucks player Sterling Brown: I’m calling about that Bucks player that wants to sue the city of Milwaukee for getting Tasered. He was told three times to get his hands out of his pockets. He wouldn’t do it. If he was over in a foreign country, they would have beat him to a pulp or shot him because he didn’t obey what he was told to do. We need to start dealing with the laws.

  • It’s funny how the whole nation is talking about Sterling Brown being Tased by Milwaukee police officers, but nobody seems to care about the 15-year-old kid that was beaten with a hammer, stabbed and burned by another black youth in Milwaukee over a video game. Oh, that’s right. We can’t fix that problem because then we’d all be racist.

On concerns about Enbridge pipeline expansion: I just think about Newville as an example. All the recreation and all the economy that could suffer if oil pumps under the Rock River upstream were to leak and dirty the waters.

On Sunday Sound Off criticism of girl feeding dog Cheetos: In regards to the caller about the dog getting Cheetos as a treat for all its wonderful work, how do you know that the dog doesn’t get good quality food or good quality treats? Maybe the Cheetos were a snack for the dog. Is your life so unimportant that you have to worry about trivial things like this?

On agriculture subsidies: If agriculture is such a big economic driver for the state and the country, how come they have their hands out all the time for billions of dollars from the taxpayers working two and three jobs?

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