On “Boycott Campaign Donations!” What do YOU think?
I think the premise behind iriss's comment is that when donations from individuals and corporations stops there is no one left to give money except unions and special interest. Both have agendas they want to push. The difference is the unions have a steady flow of cash based upon employment numbers; special interest cash flow is determined by how fired up people are.
On Walker says he won't negotiate with unions
If unions weren't a political arm, I'm sure it wouldn't be an issue. Its not like unions are here for worker's rights any more anyways. This isn't the 1930's with the danger of child labor and sweat shops in this country. Why are unions involved in the public sector anyway? If unions actually had a solid single purpose of protecting worker rights, I'm all for it. Considering worker's rights come #2 to political contributions, no, they don't have a role in the public sector. But of course, political contributions to the right people or party mean government created jobs paid for by your tax money. Don't for one second think the millions of dollars unions contribute to politicians doesn't have an affect on that. It does.
On Ethanol spill forces evacuation
I am going to go out on a limb and say that it was probably 4700 gallons total. I don't think standard semi tankers will hold almost 8000 gallons. Correct me if I am wrong.
On Gang activity heats up in Beloit
There is ton of this crap that happens here that doesn't hit the media.
On Feds come to town to hear about needs, offer help
I thought Al Gore invented the Internet before his government involvement?
I bet you are in favor of the Government Tax and Redistribution to the media too aren't you? I guess if you help the media, then you can get your views across in a manner that is more appropriate for whatever agenda you want pushed.
And before you go freaking out about some kind of whacked out anti-government movement, take a look back at history and see what happens to a society that is reliant upon it's government, and better yet, see what happens when we spend and tax our way to a recovery. It won't be pretty. There is a very keen difference between Government help and Government reliance. There seems to be a tendency for leaning away from personal responsibility.
I thought it was good to have people more reliant on government? That's what the Obamatrons tell me anyways.
On Local officials dispute Forbes’ ranking of city
Have any of the idiots contributing to this article tried looking for a job lately?
On TIME FOR A FREEZE IN JANESVILLE!
Is there REALLY a need to have RANDOM works scattered THROUGHOUT your entries CAPITALIZED? RESPECT your readers. You are getting CLOSE to losing quite a FEW.
On Bald eagles make apparent comeback in southern Wis
There was a nest somewhere near Happy Hollow park along the Rock a few years ago. Haven't seen any baldies there lately though
You want to learn about Beloit? One of the best ways is to explore. Just like Janesville, Beloit has its "unpleasant areas". In today's age, you cannot get away from that.
Beloit has many hidden gems in it's downtown area. Denali's Food and Spirits, Turtle Creek Book Store, Bagels & More, and numerous boutique gift and antique shops. Again, you just to know where to look.
Beloit's Riverfront parks, Leeson's Park, Big Hill...just to name a few very well kept and preserved parks...are great family and relaxation spots.
The former Beloit Mall is being transformed into a multi-purpose civic center, now housing the Beloit Public Library.
The former Beloit Corp buildings are now occupied by a few different manufacturers. The back side of the Beloit Iron Works building now encases murals of Iron Works and Beloit Corp workers and operations from years ago.
We can't forget the Beloit Snappers! Good, cheap family entertainment.
There is much to see and do in Beloit. One thing is a must, just as it is in Janesville, and that is to keep an open mind. Janesville is far more spread out geographically and populates nearly twice as many people as Beloit. The "unpleasant" areas are easier to ignore and easier to avoid. In Beloit, we are geographically more compact and the unpleasantness is close to 2 main roads so it is much easier to notice and base a stereotype upon.
I personally have no issues with Janesville and find the Janesville v. Beloit thing pointless and idiotic. The two cities have much in common and should not be divided by stereotypes and ridiculous high school rivalry. If there is one beef I have with either city, it is the City Manager style of running a municipality. I feel the city leader should be voted in, not hired.
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