Archive for Thursday, September 26, 2013

Brownback to lead river float trip

September 26, 2013


— Gov. Sam Brownback will lead state officials and outdoor enthusiasts in a float trip along a stretch of the Kansas River.

Thursday morning's canoe and kayak excursion is part of the administration's effort to tout the recreational and economic value of the 173-mile river.

About 100 people were expected to participate, starting in the northeast Kansas town of Wamego and ending about 10 miles downstream at Belvue.

The Kansas River was designated in July 2012 as a National River Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior, one of about a dozen nationwide.

Brownback has been active as governor in events that encourage outdoor recreation throughout Kansas.


anticommunist 6 months, 3 weeks ago

The rabid liberals should at least give our good Governor credit. He's having fun outdoors AND he's promoting attractions which could bring in potential revenue from outside of our state. Unlike our president, who loves to hide behind his golf caddy instead of face the real world, Brownback readily promotes our state. Is Obama really promoting the United States through his actions?


Topple 6 months, 3 weeks ago

That's one float trip bound to sink.


Richard Heckler 6 months, 3 weeks ago

This a good tool to keep Kansas voters distracted from the fact that Sam Brownback has not been successful at putting all of those laid off state workers back to work.

And he has been evermore busy at reducing spending capabilities of our retired and future retirees. Perhaps the media should be keeping tabs on what Sam Brownback has not done.

Meanwhile looting Kansas Pensions is taking place while Sam is on the campaign trail.

In Kansas, the state government slashed guaranteed pension benefits despite being lambasted by a watchdog group for its penchant for spending huge money on corporate welfare “megadeals.”

I 'd say this float trip is more about campaigning than his love for the outdoors.


ridikkulus 6 months, 3 weeks ago

"Brownback has been active as governor in events that encourage outdoor recreation throughout Kansas." But not for anyone whose income is under six figures. We should be working. No sleep for you!


KNUCKLEDRAGGER 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Sam thinks he is leading his expedition down the RIVER STYX toward home.


Pr0digy 6 months, 3 weeks ago

He wants to catch a fish this big


jjinks 6 months, 3 weeks ago

It sure is fun to read all this Liberal nonsense on here, but ol' Husein Obama can golf when the world is killing his ambassadors and that's just OK by them.


PhilChiles 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Sounds fun! I'm imagining Huckleberry Finn, but with 100 rich white guys.


Richard Heckler 6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Scut Farkus 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Sounds about right. He could care less about Kansans getting affordable health care or good educations but let's get that National River Trail designation.


Joe Hyde 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Helping the Kansas River get federal National River Trail designation is something I'm very grateful to Gov. Brownback for doing. His participation in the effort should be recognized as a significant political risk in view of the generally paranoid tone of "property rights taking" that characterized earlier failed efforts to get a number of beautiful Kansas streams, or stream sections, approved for federal Wild & Scenic River status.

The Wamego/Belvue section that the group floated today is very beautiful, as is the river's entire western region from Junction City to Topeka. Hopefully, group participants today spotted some migrating Monarch butterflies headed south. It's that time of year.


Paul Geisler 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Brownslack floating in the brown water of the Mighty Kaw! Sounds about right because if it smells like s*it it probably is!


Bruce Bertsch 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Maybe he should take a float trip down the Arkansas from the Kansas border to Great Bend. Oh wait, the river is empty; kind of like Sam's plans for Kansas.


riverdrifter 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Some much-younger friends wanted to borrow my air boat to cruise by them. I thought it over -briefly. 1,000 HP GM 1071 engine on a Diamondback welded hull, 90+ mph. What could possibly go wrong? Nah. Let the guvner and his entourage have the river today.


deec 6 months, 3 weeks ago

This is pretty sad considering his administration is working to expand fracking.


blindrabbit 6 months, 3 weeks ago

To paraphrase an honorable U.S. Navy Admiral during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, David Farragut voiced "Dame the torpedoes, full speed ahead". In the case of the Brownback, floating the Kaw aboard the canoe UKS Koch, Brownback uttered "Damn progress, full retreat to the rear".


Shelley Bock 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Don't drink the water Sam. Just a moment, on the other hand, drink all you want. Yea, it's good for you.


Joe Blackford II 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Judging from his float into Manhattan to champagne the Flint Hills Discovery Center, Sam will be OK if he follows the orders of KDWP&T, rather than have dignitaries jump into the mud to get ashore, per Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.


peartree 6 months, 3 weeks ago

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4getabouit 6 months, 3 weeks ago

This is a very logical and appropriate trip for our honorable Gov.

Afterall, the state is headed up the creek without a paddle anyway.


EarthaKitt 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I thought we were trying to get sewage OUT of the river. HOT cha cha...


Edward Coan 6 months, 3 weeks ago

LOL! The river is so polluted even water contact on the skin is bad.


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