On Darting to work: Wisconsin workers could fill Belvidere jobs
Good for everyone. I know people from Janesville who work at the Belvidere plant. A job is a job as long as it's within driving distance.
On Will downtown ever make progress?
I applaud those who try their luck at a business downtown. However, it's clear the city's resources need to be devoted to more productive measures.
On Are you sick of campaign rhetoric?
I'm actually not sick of the rhetoric and wish we had more of it. In addition, I wish campaign ads with crappy cropped out photo's and out of context comments came more often. Better yet, I'd love it even more if we had campaigns all year round and recalls of recall elections.
On Is your economy recovering?
We're lucky because my wife and I are both working.... finally. That said, we're to damn tired and fearful to enjoy any, if any, extra money we manage to get. Even those who are lucky enough to have work are doing twice or more as much as the same position used to do a year ago. Sadly, I don't think it will get better any time soon, we'll simply have to adjust to the new normal.
On Mercy: Expansion plan not solely competitive
The big picture is that Janesville has lots of bars, fast food joints, and smoke shops so people can be unhealthy and then need the abundance of medical facilities being built. I'm sure Dean and Mercy see this area as huge potential.
On Questions about Mercy’s new emergency department
Yeah, it's pretty obvious what they are up to. Can't blame Mercy for good business sense. That said, we really don't need yet another medical facility in town.
On Mercy plans to build $6 million facility in Janesville
There will be a Mercy / Dean clinic or hospital in every section of town. One would think 300,000 people live in Janesville and they'll all sick.
On I wish Janesville had…
I've been talking about Chipotle for years. I actually emailed the company a few years ago and suggested Janesville. They stated that the next time they were in the area they would look at Janesville. Not sure what came of it. My wife would agree on Panera. Red Lobster is another good one. Unfortunately, Janesville is very much a steak, burger, and alcohol crowd. The places that resemble a bar seem to do the best outside of Olive Garden.
On Fill'er up
I complain more when gas prices are high.
On Reagan Centennial - time to review, assess & reform! (GO PACK, GO!)
No president is perfect. Reagan had to deal with a disaster of an economy left over from Carter. What I liked about Reagan was the person. Reagan had the ability to be a strong leader, while remaining humorous and likable. I look back on most of Reagan's time as president as a very good period in our history; both here and abroad. I think of Clinton very much the same way. Many people think of Clinton as a liberal, but during his time in office he was very much a fiscal conservative. He was also a fairly likable guy minus his shortcomings with women. It's not always strictly politics. Every president has to bend and change a bit to make their time in office productive.
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