Letters to the Editor

Why the insults?

October 30, 2007

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To the editor:

For months now, I have noted the persecution of our entire academic administration, the Kansas Board of Regents, and the governor by endless commentary from the Journal-World editor. Most of my neighbors and colleagues are at a loss for words regarding the insulting tone of these columns. I respect Chancellor Hemenway, Provost Lariviere, Vice Chancellor Atkinson, our governor and the Board of Regents members, whom I have met.

They are servants of this state and honorable individuals. Professionals at the KU Medical Center remarked that the negotiations to join KUMC, the KU Hospital and St. Luke's for the advancement of cancer research would conclude more amicably without the interference of the media.

I am at a loss for words, too. I have one question: What is the editor's motivation to behave in such an unprofessional manner by liberally throwing personal insults at decent public servants?

Renate R. Mai-Dalton,

Lawrence

Comments

Sigmund 7 years, 6 months ago

Renate Mai-Dalton is still around? LOL.

rtwngr 7 years, 6 months ago

For being at a loss for words, you certainly had a lot to say.

Baille 7 years, 6 months ago

"Professionals at the KU Medical Center remarked that the negotiations to join KUMC, the KU Hospital and St. Luke's for the advancement of cancer research would conclude more amicably without the interference of the media."

Stop looking at me! I am merely spending taxpayer money and making monumental decisions about public assets and institutions!

(OMG. I just tangentially defended Dolph. It's not even 9:00 am and already I am heading back for the second shower of the day.)

toefungus 7 years, 6 months ago

Dolph is shining a light on the backroom deals being cooked up. This is a tremendous public service and should continue. KU is a public entity and absorbs an enourmous amount of tax dollars. Good job, LJW. The value of an independent newspaper in today's world cannot be over estimated.

imastinker 7 years, 6 months ago

Some people are critical of the university because they see it as a big hole into which they throw all their money. For instance, there are about 5 buildings being built on campus at the same time others are falling down.

I blame the administration and the Board of Regents.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

Fiber is sometimes the answer. A big bowl of bran flakes & all your troubles are over.

costello 7 years, 6 months ago

"Someone is off their meds."

You may have intended that as a joke, BigAl, but I suspect you're right. Come back, Fudgepop, and tell us you're not decompensating. I'm a little worried.

Linda Aikins 7 years, 6 months ago

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Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

Bring out your dead (horses)! Bring out your dead (horses)!

Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

And then fudgepop got disappeareded....

jonas 7 years, 6 months ago

Man, musta missed it! Can someone summarize the second post that I missed?

Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

"Snagging, fragging, slagging, (&(&, %$^%$!" That was pretty much it.

Jackson 7 years, 6 months ago

Playing this (merger) out in the courts where ALL THE FACTS are on the table would be interesting.

costello 7 years, 6 months ago

"Man, musta missed it! Can someone summarize the second post that I missed?"

It didn't make any sense, but it had some questionable language and racist terms. You really didn't miss much.

jonas 7 years, 6 months ago

Not much of hard value, no, but frequently good for a laugh. Oh well, I'll just try to picture it.

bisky1 7 years, 6 months ago

i'm thinking he is either an economics perfessor or some kind of antropology studies guy, must not a got that chairmanship.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

Not a total Shomk*r Incident, but pretty darned amusing while it lasted.

Linda Aikins 7 years, 6 months ago

uh, er. Me NOT Fudgepop. I couldn't even think of those words, let alone "say" them.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 6 months ago

Gootsie, are you the real Gootsie or a pod-Gootsie?

Linda Aikins 7 years, 6 months ago

Let's see. You decide.

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trinity 7 years, 6 months ago

ah, goots is alive&well&who she says she is! :)

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