On When it's all your fault
I don't think your writing flounders because of punctuation, I think it has more to do with the lopsided story telling the paper you work for tells. I love it when you guys would say, were not biased to my face. Maybe when you write political stories you should have someone from the other side check it to and just ask them a simple question "Does this seem biased?" if yes than rewrite it, or at least reanalyze what your trying to say. Ya pissed me off more than a couple times Frank, and that's why alot of people I know will not let you do a story on them.
On Barriers warn drivers near Ryan's house
I felt it was needed to post here because some people were lumping all liberals together. I would like to say I am a Democrat and I have been working with the OFA office. I understand, and respect that the Secret Service has put in place. I went through the same thing when Obama was running and had to be vetted and fully obliged because I was worried about his safety. I am not a Ryan fan and will not vote for him, but in this day and age we should be respectful of Mr. Ryan his family and his family's safety. I have also advised the OFA campaign to be respectful and not to canvass in that neighborhood out of respect to both the secret service, as well as the Ryan family. While we may disagree on policy, those in charge are showing respect, and I am proud of the people I work with who are doing so.
On Beloit Turner High School track facility nearly done
Anyone else having a problem with the fact that open enrollment (Wisconsin Tax Dollars) allowed a school to build a track? I don't even know what to say to this. Is either side going to maybe oh I don't know use it to put technology in classrooms and excite students in things like Math and Science? So at first it was the teachers with their priorities out of place, this was the answer from the administrators? Were going to take your money and build a new track and field. Seems as if both parties have their heads up their, well you know.
On Walker schedules brat summit for Tuesday
I have to admit the comments on this story make me sick. I was not a Walker supporter by all means, however I give him credit for calling this summit. Yes it may be politics, but that's the world we live in. What I am looking for is a leader to stand up and say, we have our differences, but it's time to work together. Yes actions speak louder than words, so we will see with what legislation he comes with next. However we got our butts handed to us, and he could have been like, heh go screw yourself, you think that by getting a Democratic Senate that he couldn't say, so what I got a huge majority didn't I? Take my agenda and like it. When are we going to quit dwindling around with hate filled antics on blogs and force leaders to actually lead? I don't like the way Scott handled collective bargaining, but he won because he had a plan, stuck with it, and didn't back away from it. Independent voters who had no stake in Union Rights saw something there. I believe they will pay for it in the long run, but they saw something they liked and went with it. This state went to Obama because he put himself out there, the same state went to Walker because he put himself out there. We aren't a blue or red state, were a state where we give votes to those who put themselves out there. Like it or hate it if we start chastising our leaders for sitting down for lunch and actually having a conversation were never going to get anywhere. Yes I don't like Scott, yep I wanted someone different, Yes I will work in the 2014 election to beat whatever Republican they put out there, but were no longer in election season, the people have spoken, like it or hate it these guys and girls have serious work to do. Blame whoever you want, that's fine, but it's not going to get us anywhere, and if your a Dem like I am, it's sure not going to get us more votes. Let's start talking about what our parties can do for Wisconsinites and quit worrying about the other guy all the time, its why we just got our keysters handed to us.
On Farm safety demonstrations offer a reminder of the dangers
Great job Clinton FFA also to young farmers we always want to push the speed of our favorite tractors. For me it was a John Deere 4020 running it in 8th gear wide open every chance I got. Looking back on it it's a miracle that one of the axles never snapped. Most of the time I was doing this while hauling Knight Wagon Corn Silage. Had this happened I would have had no chance. I never got injured but it was honestly a thinking process and shear dumb luck. Make sure you think about repercussions of anything you do. If you have to ask if it's safe it probably isn't and think about a better way to do it. I know it may not be the manly approach but it's alot better than going through life missing limbs, or death.
On State’s Act 10 has necessitated new management skills
I thought this was an interesting article and had some valid points. One thing that distressed me however was the fact that someone could get called away from the dinner table on Christmas Eve and we are going to pay them base wage? I don't agree with that. I understand some of the savings that they were trying to make up. I get it but some of these cost savings are not thinking about the people and how it does affect their lives and their families lives. We do need to take that into consideration as well.
On Wis. Supreme Court won't take voter ID cases
A conservative court rejects taking action on the case? This is interesting. Also for those of you believe that getting a ID shouldn't be a problem, I understand where you are coming from. I have however seen the real life application front and center and there are alot of issues with this, most of those issues do affect the poor, and yes minorities. If the voter fraud was .4% then why did Republicans make such a big deal about it? Could it be that they saw the potential of swaying 15-20% of the vote? Were not talking about people just not having ID's were talking about people not being able to use things that would identify that they live at their current location. For me to vote for this last primary I had to get a change of address on my Drivers Licence. Because of my licencesure type it cost me $75. I am currently unemployed (moved to be closer to my son because I agree with family values and that a dad should be a dad) I had to scrape the money up just to go vote. How do you expect everyone to be able to do that? I'm just saying please don't look at the issue just as "Well how hard is it to get an ID" yes that makes sense, until you look at all the issues with getting an ID for people who don't have the resources, copies of birth certificates, social security cards needed to get an ID in the first place. Just because we treat them as second rate citizens, doesn't mean we should treat them as second rate citizens. Also what do you do about College Students who have their ID with their home address who are living in Dorms? This had to be corrected and was done by strong objection to the Republican party that's a bit more than coincidence. Like I said I understand the people who are like "Why should this be hard" but seeing real life application, it is hard for some, it doesn't mean they shouldn't be counted.
On Voter turnout disappoints
By the way is a 34% voter turnout really that low of a turnout compared to a 44% turnout for two presidential charged primaries? And on top of it if this had to do with taxes, I sure didn't see it on my ballot. I may have been missing something, but then again we can look at the process, or lack thereof that would have indicated where I missed this. All I saw was the same old politicians on my ballot, so either way I was going to get screwed on taxes, overspending by one side, tax breaks only to major corporations on the other. Really your disenfranchised with the voter turnout? How about being disenfranchised with the candidates.
On US Rep Paul Ryan to speak in Milwaukee
Ahh the problem with the Democratic party, Mouse and Spark you've so hit it on the head. One is a moderate viewpoint, the other a progressive. Spark your article you pointed out was not political, but informational, Mouse turned it back to politics. Mouse pointed out an article, but it was very politicized and charged. As a moderate I'm always going to go with the article that lays out the facts and lets me make a decisions. Every issue isn't a right vs. left issue. Some issues are created just by the world we live in. Now mouse had you talked about why Obama wants to boost MPG standards and why that is important, and how Ryan's environmental policy wants to make your head scream, yeah that's fine. But instead you went on the attack and name calling, therefore even as a conservative democrat (yes we are still out there you guys just aren't listening) you lose this argument. I will be voting against Ryan for many reasons absolutely, but pick your arguments well and based on non charged political facts. That's how you shut the other side down. Considering that's what you did Sparks wouldn't you agree? LOL
On Proposed Janesville highway project draws concerns
I agree with JR Ewing that 14 needs to go to four lane. I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet. There were talks of it years ago and I think the big hold up has always been all of the farms located directly on the highway, I don't know how they are going to work around that, and get away with bypassing Evansville. But making it four lane from the west of 51 to Madison is eventually going to happen, and probably help Evansville economy eventually I would imagine. But the bypass from 11 to 14 I don't know about the traffic warranting it at this point especially.
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