On Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate
What I don't understand are the gun shows. NO check done, just the sale, yet going to a sporting/hunting/security business, the check and waiting period applies. Let's see: where will the "iffy" characters buy their guns & ammo? I need a license to drive a car (to prove I can do so safely. I need a license to get married ( to prove we're not cousins, I guess...) , I need a license to hunt...why is a background check a problem? People without issues who want to protect their families will have no problem, and the state already knows you have your hunting license...I don't think it's a stretch to want to encourage responsible gun ownership.
On Radical Ryan plan would work only for the privileged few
Selfishness is the root of BOTH the elite AND abusers of social programs. People who don't want to work, but could (if they applied themselves and worked HARD to make improvements) are guilty of being selfish, but NO MORE SO than those who see someone in need, could help him/her, and make the choice to turn their backs on him/her. It's ethically and morally WRONG to be selfish and it's ethically and morally WRONG to take advantage of something because "you can". Just because you can, doesn't mean you SHOULD...This mantra applies EQUALLY to accepting medical assistance/food share/section 8 AS MUCH AS denying opportunities to someone in a position "lower" than you/giving your wealthy friends a benefit you don't give to a "lower class" stranger/ignoring most people and giving a select few all of your attention, etc.). SO...if you ask me, Ryan is as unethical as those who sit on their couches waiting for a handout for their equal acts of selfishness.
On Gov. Walker’s father-in-law dies over weekend
The loss of a loved one is always difficult. I send my sincere sympathies to the family and pray for peace for the Governor's family. May Mr. Tarantino rest in peace.
On Janesville man in court on ninth OWI charge
"If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine." Actual sentence? 2 years. currently in Oshkosh Correctional Institution. Plus 5 years of extended supervision. Much like most 5+ DUIs....ugh.
On City economic development official resigns
yeah, cuz now Janesville doesn't need ANY further development. Fine the way it is. No questions need to be (or should be) asked. Got it.
On Catholic school offering free preschool program
wow. seems to me more evidence that the church is more concerned about the state of the population than the obviously rebellious "no government (ever), no speaking of God, no discipline due to fragile minds" athesists. They are providing arts, music, hula hoops and crayons! Not shoving a Bible (or scissors) down the throats (or in the backs) of those who, by the way, can't repeat any Bible passages (from memory or repeating after someone else). If you aren't interested in taking your 9 month-old to 5 year old to a church (GASP), then DON'T....but please don't complain that you have to pay someone else for this service, when it is provided at no charge by a former under-paid and over-worked teacher who REALLY DOES CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN! sheesh. Some people have absolutely NOTHING to do except complain. Please move to Iraq or something.
I agree, gray_ghost. It's possible it's a family illness or something that came up suddenly; however, it's always curious when there is absolutely NO notice or discussion prior to the departure.
On Craig High School Engineering Club wins national title
This is FABULOUS news! Congratulations to the participants and to the dedicated teachers!
On Teachers union threatening to sue Janesville School Board
^5 Hope 65! I totally agree. and to Bowlgal, if you have been to Wal-Mart or Family Dollar lately, you will see that many (dare I say the majority?) of the parents of young children are NOT the ones who should be teaching children. Granted, they may be good at teaching their children to disrespect authority, how to avoid the cops (not avoiding unlawful behavior), how to cheat, lie, and steal...not to mention how to be unruly and COMPLETELY selfish when the rest of the world has individual problems to deal with, too. Math, history, social studies, and English? Not a chance. I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for those who give and give of themselves to other people's children in spite of the fact that they continue to get smacked in the face on a regular basis, literally and figuratively, by the taxpayers and their children who have absolutely nothing better to do with their lives than complain.
On Set clocks ahead for daylight saving time
My cousins had absolutely no idea what we were talking about, either, when we'd talk about fall back spring ahead...LOL. oh the memories just talking about time. Explains why Chicago had so many questions about time, too: Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?
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