On proposed apartments near Briar Crest neighborhood: Boo-hoo, residents of Briar Crest. You think you’re elitists. That’s what is wrong. Deal with it. Janesville is open to everyone. If you don’t like it, move.
It is a free market, and if they can have apartments in there, so be it. When you buy a place, you can’t pick and choose who is going to live next to you. It isn’t your property, so that’s too bad.
On drop in Rock County vaccination rates: I believe some of the reason that vaccinations are questionable for some families is not because of the science of vaccinations but because of big pharma and how irresponsibly they act at times. They’re far more concerned about their millions and billions of dollars than the health of the people that they are injecting these vaccines into.
On rogue rummage sale sign: Those of us who have rummage and garage sales are constantly reminded of not putting our signs in the terrace on city property. Why, then, is there a rummage sale sign that’s been in the terrace for at least a month at the intersection of Highway 14 and Wright Road? I know in the past the city has pulled some of those out even during the rummage sale. This one has been there at least a month.
On rogue dog excrement: I would like to comment on the gentleman who rides a motorized wheelchair down North Janesville Street in Milton. He sometimes has one or two dogs with him, and, of course, he’s not able to pick up their poo-poo, so the dogs go ahead and go along the street or in people’s yards. I’m wondering if he realizes this makes extra work for everybody else. So please do not bring your dog if you’re not able to clean up after them.
On the Indianford Dam dispute (Monday, Page 1A): The gates have been wide open since last September. It’s been proven time and time again that you can’t use the dam or the gates to control water level, not to mention the excessive levels of water this year. If you go back and look at previous years’ water levels and amount of precipitation, you’ll see that the dam simply cannot let that much water go through.
Has anybody been out to the lake recently? I couldn’t get my boat off the lift this past weekend. Maybe the focus needs to be on what we can do to get more water in the lake. Obviously the dam is working.
On President Trump’s Charlottesville response: What the president did was tell the truth. The left-wing anarchist group Antifa showed up wearing helmets and carrying baseball bats. They came for a riot, and from what I’ve been told, the white nationalists were also looking for trouble. There clearly was plenty of blame on both sides.
Seventy-five years ago, my father, uncles and a nation stood up against the hate and teaching of the Nazi Party. Too bad we can’t have a president that will do the same. They say history repeats itself. Sad, very sad.
Hopefully events in Charlottesville last weekend, shocking as they were, will bring us to the realization that this is the logical end of hate. We must end this hateful madness. We must seek ways to live and work together.
On Brian Kvapil’s vote against Milton schools referendum: One of your headlines says, “Kvapil stands alone” (Tuesday, Page 7A). I don’t believe he is alone. Everybody mark your calendars for Nov. 7 and get out and vote this down again. These people just don’t get it.
I think it was notable that Don Vruwink was not at the meeting to cast a vote. Is this because of his other job as Assembly representative and would that cause a conflict or make it difficult for him at re-election time?
On Foxconn: Before we get too involved in this Foxconn, the governor and some of the politicians should take a little drive down Highway 14 until they get just north of Harvard, Illinois, and take a look at the empty, large former headquarters of Motorola. The state of Illinois spent a lot of money putting in new roads and building a plant for Motorola, and they took off.
It’s funny to hear all the Democrats opposed to Foxconn coming to Wisconsin. When have Democrats ever been opposed to government spending? Maybe their opposition is because Scott Walker is the governor and not Jim Doyle.