On rejection of Great Lakes Basin Transportation proposal: Maybe Gov. Scott Walker, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and their cronies could give $3 billion of our tax money to build this rail and ruin many people’s way of life, the environment and the local economy. You know, like what is going to happen with Foxconn and the 100-mile radius around it, and all Wisconsin taxpayers will be paying.
On what democracy looks like: Disturbing the peace on Main Street with horn honking is not ‘democracy in action,’ but restoring real representation would be. Let’s fix that. Ward stewards, block captains from each of our four neighborhoods at our city council meetings would restore our voice, take back our city and be a republic in action.
On trains blocking intersections: I would just like to know what the reason is at the Five Points when a train is going through, why it gets to the last car, stops in the middle of the intersection and then backs up? Why can’t it go that few feet further to let the cars through and then back up and start again? Just asking because there’s got to be a reason for it. I just don’t know what it is.
On Sunday editorial, “Economy, not unions, boosts labor”: Gazette’s anti-union editorial cited a Page 1A story about declining union membership to bolster its case that the economy, not organized labor, improves the lot of the working class. But the editorial ignores the Page 2A story, ‘Income inequality rising in Wisconsin, report shows,’ noting the historic and wage inequality between those on the top economic rung in Wisconsin and average workers, which illustrates the fallacy and fallout of The Gazette’s argument.
On Aug. 30 caller’s complaint about weeds in ditches: You said they were beautiful. Why can’t you just enjoy the beauty even if they are weeds? Take time to look. I’ve seen milkweeds and wild roses. Besides, some weeds are good and needed. Birds, bees, butterflies and many animals need these plants. A mowed ditch sustains nothing.
On Mills Fleet Farm: I’m calling in regards to the Friday story of Mills Fleet Farm expanding into the area. I was wondering how that affects Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Interested in finding out.
On cable news: Sad it took the devastation of Harvey to get CNN and MSNBC to report on real news, instead of the far-left bias, attack-Trump news they report all day long.
On Saturday story, “Milton schools sued by parent over student assault”: If Milton School District is so overcrowded and bursting at the seams and want taxpayers to give them another $69.9 million at the ballot box in November, then why are school officials accepting open enrollment applications when they aren’t required to since space issues are a valid reason to deny an open enrollment application?
On farm vehicles: What’s up with these $50,000 SUVs with farm plates on them that only cost $25 for two years? Isn’t there a better way to spend our taxpayer’s money on roads?
On food stamps: I’m calling about the drug test for food stamps. I think that’s a very good idea. I have a question: Why are they allowed to buy Red Bull and energy drinks when it’s supposed to be for their children?
On kneeling during the national anthem: This has to do with the Madison West football team that knelt all the way through the national anthem. Apparently, they’re trying to get noticed because they ended up getting beat 36-0, so they’re not really good at playing football. But they’d like to have people notice they do know how to kneel and disrespect the flag and the policemen of this country.
On John Barry’s Packer predictions: This is about true Labor Day. People really don’t understand what Labor Day is all about. Labor Day weekend is the weekend before the John Barry’s goofy quotes about the Packer season. Hopefully, go Packers go.
On Harvey relief efforts: This has to do with J.J. Watt getting all that money for the relief of Houston. It’s such a pleasure to see the NFL still has some class acts involved with their league.