On Pro: Armed school guards are our best bet to stop future Newtowns
An opinion piece from a right-wing, conservative libertarian "think tank" (which won't disclose its donors - the NRA perhaps?), written by a buddy of Glenn Beck, which, surprise, surprise, misrepresents the truth. Armed guards will prevent mass killings? He ignores the facts: Columbine had an armed guard, Virginia Tech had a police department, Ft. Hood was a military base. And studies also show that more guns are not the answer (like the one described at http://swampland.time.com/2013/01/16/you...). Of course the gun makers behind the NRA want even more guns. The real question is - why does this paper publish this kind of nonsense?
On Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal
For all those people who think more guns are the answer - we already know it won't help: Columbine had an armed guard; Virginia Tech had a Police Department; Ft. Hood was a Military Base.
On Re-creating Elections Board wouldn’t provide real reform
Sheesh, billnewbie, get your facts straight. The only ones who forced a recall were Scott Walker and the Republicans who violated our laws and constitution. The Democratic Party had nothing to do with it. The people saw what was happening and exercised their legal right. Get a grip. Meanwhile, the Republicans once again want to solve a problem that doesn't exist to solidify their power.
On Pro: Fully tapping into our abundant supplies would be a blessing for all Americans
Once again Big Oil and Pro-biz interests place greed ahead of people and the planet. This is more "drill baby drill" nonsense. We need to invest in renewable resources and stop relying on/producing fossil fuels. Our future depends on it. (Note to fools: just because they produce it here doesn't mean it would stay here or that it would be cheaper at the pump. They will export it and continue to manipulate the market so prices stay sky high generating continued obscene profits.) What we really need is an agenda which uses that "technology, workforce, capital and an entrepreneurial spirit" to make us a 100% renewable energy country by 2020.
On Fighting the drought in my yard
How sad that you continue trying to maintain a wasteful (and water wasting) grass lawn. This was a wonderful opportunity for you to rethink your approach and change to more environmentally-friendly landscaping that doesn't need supplemental water (or lots of chemicals).
On Mercy leader learned ideals at a young age
Javon Bea is promoting himself and Mercy because he knows they can't handle the competition. The specialists at Mercy are a joke and when they screw up Javon doesn't do the right thing and help the patient - instead he tells them to sod off.
On Janesville couple live modestly and wonder why governments don’t
This story is mis-titled. It should be called "Why the middle class is losing the class war."
A formerly middle class couple is worried about finances; the husband "had decent-paying jobs, but they didn’t come with union benefits, insurance or retirement," so they live on their social security.
And "Their savings took a hit when their son was hit by a car. They paid off what was left on the $1 million medical bill after insurance covered its part."
What's wrong with this picture? The lack of decent health insurance and jobs that offer adequate benefits including a retirement program. And the cuts in funding to local governments by Scott Walker, forcing local governments to raise taxes and fees or be unable to provide essential services. And overly expensive health care and health insurance companies that make obscene profits at our expense.
These are the things that have them in a bind and they don't even realize it. People need to wake up to the real problem. It's called class warfare. And the bottom 99% are losing.
On Lund is a double victor in Edgerton races
There's no real difference between Lund and McIntyre. These are the same guys who have been running things as the town has gone downhill. You can't keep electing the same people and expect different results - that's the definition of insanity. But when new people try to get involved the old boy's club shuts them out. I voted all right - I wrote in my votes - but most people voted for the "old boys" they knew. And I'm sure the appointments - including city attorney - will all stay the same as well.
What a joke - too bad nobody with any brains ran (or voted). Instead it's more of the same. And they have to do the new city hall why?
On Edgerton man wins two elections
This election was a joke. Change? What change? Lund has been on the council the entire time the town has gone downhill and followed the crowd every time. He never met a bad idea he didn't like. Things will only continue to decline.
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