On Guns but no roses
I don't understand that if it's ok for me to have to undergo a background check for buying a goose gun from my neighbor, why shouldn't my neighbor have to show her - govt provided - ID to vote?
On Military jets pulling out of Wisconsin air show
It's not ok that Bush started the war because he could. Not ok at all. But, Bush hasn't been in office for over 5 years. When is the current squatter going to right the ship?
On About 16,000 Wisconsin customers without power
I am SOOOOO going to miss the comments when Angus and Company start charging for the online version of the Gazette! I laughed for at least 5 minutes after reading them.
On Officer stabbed in Milwaukee
As sympathetic as one may be to the loss of life (Sandy Hook) or injury that occurred from this stabbing, why does ones view of not willing to give up their individual liberties/rights over the deaths of those from gun violence make one hateful? As much as I sympathize with those that are affected, I think the parading of families onto an airplane for a meet and greet with the squatter in chief on a day when gun control legislation was introduced, especially legislation that if it were in place on December 1, 2012 would not have stopped what occurred in CT later that month, as being utterly disrespectful and disgraceful to the 26 souls that perished that morning. How is not parading these people around not considered negative on ones view of their fellow citizens and humanity? As for the cop getting stabbed and the outcome of the case - I hope the cop recovers, I hope the guy that stabbed him is brought to justice, and I hope I don't have to ask permission from the govt to buy a knife that my brother made in his knife making class he took at Blackhawk Tech. several years ago.
On WE DEMAND A VOTE! Yes or no, but VOTE!!
I wish he would take a course on when/when not to use caps. But, over the past 3 years, I've watched Eyster go from being an "independent" minded fellow to a dyed in the blue democrat. At least that's what I've gotten from only reading the headline of the topic matter and the first paragraph. As for being a retired Social Studies teacher and adjunct professor, with teachers like this who push their slant onto the youths of today and bullying with all caps - it's no wonder I don't have any extra time in the evenings. I spend most waking moments deprogramming my kids from the crap taught by these communist sympathizers. Eyster considers the potential filibuster, over the current 2nd amendment issues as unneeded, or unwarranted. But cannot stop screeching over his gloryful amount of support that falls out of his lazy caps lock pinky, and 9 other keyboard pounding digits, for those that fled the state. Yep - I would say that his actions qualify him as a hypocrite. If Eyster thinks I need to ask the govt if I can sell/give a firearm to my brother, then I think Eyster should have to ask the govt if he can post on a blog before he can exercise his first amendment right. Maybe require a caps lock course for good measure - before permission is granted to post.
On Janesville City Council approves agreement with plastics manufacturer
On a serious note, why would the company stay in the US? Why can't these products be made in China/Mexico/somewhere else besides the US? One would think the profit would be higher if it was farmed out to a foreign country. Now before the haters start hating on me, I don't want to see anyone lose their job(s). However, if this company's competition begins to farm its work overseas, how will this company remain competitive and profitable? If the only thing the city is paying for is the sewer and water lines/stop lights/frontage road, then "Yes" - I can see them (city) doing their job. However, the article mentioned more, like a rail spur. Rail spurs are not city responsibilities. So, yes, I am glad the jobs are staying here in Jville - at least for now. But, I still think this is corporate welfare regardless if there is a grant from the State of Wis covering some of the costs or not.
No reason to recruit when the military is ramping up for downsizing. The PR is great for both branches, but I've always questioned why the services need to use full-on combat aircraft. Why not use the jet trainers (T45/T38)? Seems the cost per hour would be lower. Regardless of aircraft type/recruiting, is there really a reason for a demonstration squadron?
On Kolste backs law to ensure equal pay for women
I sure am glad that this district elected another person who tows the party line.
On More accountability coming to comments
Thanks for the memories Gazette Extra. I've read the online portion for a few years. I've purchased items from several of the advertisers on this site. I've commented from time to time about the articles. However, the way I interpret this article is that the site will be a pay site because it takes so much time to edit/monitor the comments. Nowhere was it mentioned that this "pay for your online news model is the trend nationwide, and we're gonna get on that boat..." I understand the model, and quite frankly, I don't fault the Gazette for going that way. What I don't appreciate is the excuse that we are going to start charging because of the extra costs incurred in monitoring the comments board. Oh well, like I said, I understand the model, and why you're following it. I also will not be subscribing for news that I will be able to get elsewhere. As for the sidewalk/school board/Is GM coming back/ice rink debacles....the news hasn't changed for the last 3 or 4 years in this city, and I doubt it will change over the next 3 or 4 years.
On Kwik Trip betting on compressed natural gas at Janesville store
True, no reason for a subsidy to UPS for buying trucks. Corporate welfare at its finest. However, why would UPS utilize Kwik Trip, when it would be more of a benefit for them to have their own CNG system installed on-premise? Also, UPS isn't going to utilize any CNG facility if it isn't on their route. I know, trucks pass the facility everyday, why not stop off at the Kwik Trip to fill up? With that mentality (all the trucks could stop off at the station across the way) UPS would be losing money left and right. Why? Because the route per truck is preplanned and to change the route to incorporate a fuel stop that may not normally be on the route, costs money. Money that could be utilized to build their own onsite refueling facility. Plus, did the subsidy cover only trucks or did it cover trucks and facilities for those trucks? Lastly, these tanks are not "bombs". These are CNG tanks that are used in vehicles that operate in some of the most gawdawful countries with an infrastructure that makes the closed down GM parking look like an autobahn. If you think these trucks with tanks are bombs on wheels, you haven't driven on the interstate/state road, city streets with commercial traffic lately. Look for all the tractor/trailer rigs placarded with hazardous material signs. Those are bombs on wheels.
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