Re “Rep. Bob Gannon Must Go,” Madland (1/13/2016): Be upset with the fleecing of our state by the GOP! I wish flipping off was all they did because that would be better for all of us!
Christian McCoy Langdon (via Facebook)
The whole system needs an overhaul. Get rid of the fanatics.
Turanga Leela (via Facebook)
Get out the vote
“On the Dotted Line” (1/14/2016) describes the difficulties that Rob Dz had in getting on the ballot for the office of county board. The major problem was that many of the nomination signatures were from outside the district. Perhaps Isthmus could help future candidates by pointing to the website myvote.wi.gov, which is run by the Government Accountability Board. After clicking past the opening screen, use the “address search” button on the left side to check the district for any address.
In fact, this is a very useful site for all citizens. Put down this newspaper now, and check to see that you are registered at your current address. If not, come to any Madison library (or DeForest, Oregon and Verona libraries) on Saturday, Jan. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. Bring proof of your address. This is also an opportunity to learn about the new photo ID requirement, or for help getting an ID. This “Check Out Voting” event is a project of the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, the Madison City Clerk and the libraries.
Paul Malischke (via email)
For many years Joel Gersmann gave a rundown in Isthmus of the books he read in the past year. Most were esoteric. Citizen Dave has chosen a much more popular spread of books (“Between the Covers,” 1/14/2016), but I would appreciate if Isthmus would invite a woman to prepare an annual list as well/instead. My experience as a bookseller was that women bought a lot more books and tended to read more. Perhaps we would see some fiction choices on a women’s list.
Susan Sheldon (via Comments)