On Thursday story about Janesville Mall “amid loss of Boston Store” (Page 1A): Not only amid the loss of Boston Store, but pretty soon that’s going to be an empty-parking space for dealers to park their cars. We need malls like other cities have and stores that attract customers. Hopefully, that’s what Janesville will get. We don’t need any more restaurants. We’ve got enough of those. Let’s get some upscale shopping, and maybe a two-story mall. That would be awesome.

  • If you have a little store that gives you great customer service and is a pleasant shopping experience, you should do your best to patronize that store even if it costs a little bit more. You need to think of the consequences of not supporting that store and what happens when they’ve closed. It’s hard to feel sorry for Boston Store in some ways because they beat out all these little shopkeepers and put them out of business. It’s kind of like what goes around, comes around.

On Vice President Pence’s April 25 Wisconsin visit: The people who went to the Walker-Pence support rally thought it was wonderful that it ended in scripture. They didn’t talk about the 14 Bible verses about polluting the earth.

On April 25 Sound Off comment on rising gas prices: The person was unhappy about the rising gas prices and seemed to be faulting Republicans for that. Basically, Barack Obama wanted higher prices for fossil fuel. He was for alternative fuels in that he made areas in Utah as national monuments so they could never be explored for oil. He was against ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) and off-shore drilling. Since Trump overrode those decisions, drilling in ANWR and off shore, many places will be energy sufficient. Not only that, but the supply will be there more, so that OPEC and Russia will not be so able to control prices as they have in the past.

On former FBI Director James Comey: After watching his interview with Bret Baier, it’s obvious to anyone watching he’s either one of the dumbest people on the planet or one of the biggest liars. It’s clear that this man thinks he’s a messiah, and he will look you in the eye and tell you it gets lighter out when the sun goes down. Someone needs to explain to him that your lies have to at least be somewhat believable.

On peace agreement between North and South Korea: When does Donald Trump go pick up his Nobel Peace Prize? I was wondering since Barack Obama got one just for being elected. Kim Jong Un is afraid of Donald Trump, he is being pressured by Xi Jinping of China, and his people are starving because of the sanctions put in place by the Trump administration. He can’t even feed his army anymore. He sees the writing on the wall, and it’s not lost to the rest of the country that he’s the only fat man in North Korea. This is the first time since 1953 that a member of the Kim dynasty has set foot on South Korean soil. This is a big deal.

On Milton Avenue stop lights: Why isn’t The Gazette keeping the public informed on who is responsible for the horrible traffic signal timing on Milton Avenue? It’s 4 in the afternoon on Friday, and I’ve had to stop for three lights, maybe more. It’s ridiculous.

On the greatest generation: Compared to the greatest generation profiled by Tom Brokaw, there can be little doubt that civility and uniform love of country and its precepts have eroded to an alarming extent. But with the younger generation speaking out in rejection of the status quo, perhaps a glimmer hope for change is emerging, and they, rather than the current president, will make America great again.

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