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What is your favorite product made in Kansas?

Asked at The Merc, 901 S. Iowa on November 16, 2009

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Photo of Bob Lominska

“Central Soy Foods tofu. It’s really good for you, it tastes good, and it helps people get jobs here in Lawrence.”

Photo of Jane Live

“All the fresh produce that’s in our local Farmers’ Market. ”

Photo of Evan Bargnesi

“The honey-coated sunflower seeds. It’s a sweet snack that’s also healthy for you. ”

Photo of Jeanne Welch

“Honey, by far. It’s sweet and good.”

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notajayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

"We need to have a list of words that cannot be wrote on the comments section, or the blogs, of the Journal World."

Where would you post the list?


Favorite product made in Kansas?

I-70 Eastbound. ;)

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Kris_H 4 years, 4 months ago

Free State Oatmeal Stout. If I ever move back to Lawrence, that will be one of the reasons why.

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Cait McKnelly 4 years, 5 months ago

I have no objection to the use of the "B" word. I have a tee-shirt (and wear it proudly) that says "You call me B***h like it's a bad thing." I can guarantee no woman ever got to the top of the heap without being one. Irish, although our ideas are extremely divergent I've actually grown pretty fond of you. You remind me of one of my sisters. But hon Scientology is not a religion. It's a cult of snake oil salesmen and recently in France it was slammed for fraud for a gajillion dollars. Even some of the stars that flocked to it in the 80's and early 90's like John Travolta (who seems to have become disillusioned with it after the death of his son Jett) are leaving it. Now on to the actual question of the article. I recently visited a friend in Portland, OR who used to live here. I made up a basket for her that had several bottles of Gates BBQ sauce, Malomilk cups, several different types of Wolferman's English muffins, an umbrella from the KC Star (handy in Portland), sunflower potpourri and packages of glazed and spiced sunflower seeds. Took me ceveral days of running around to different places to put it together but it was fun.

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riverdrifter 4 years, 5 months ago

Pepper ring bologna from Brandt's Market in Lucas. Bought two rings on the way home today. Thanks, Doug!

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parrothead8 4 years, 5 months ago

spacehog (Anonymous) says… How come b*s don't have to register for the draft?

Answer: Jimmy Carter thought they should. But rather than me explaining it to you, just read the Wikipedia summary of the court case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostker_...

My favorite product made in Kansas is Dennis Hopper.

Oh, and I agree that the Merc is getting to be a tiresome location for these OTS questions. There ARE other streets in Lawrence, you know. Try some of them.

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thebcman 4 years, 5 months ago

Pyle's smoked sausage and beef jerky proudly made in downtown Eudora!

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puddleglum 4 years, 5 months ago

best product of kansas? gotta be the free state beer.

or hashinger herps

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labmonkey 4 years, 5 months ago

Pywacket-

Kyle's mom or Barbara Streisand.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

Yes, but no such districts exist. Neither does the Arizona's 9th Congressional District, Connecticut's 42nd District, and so forth. Transparency or a snow job?

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

R_I, those territories have representatives though. Delegates to be more proper. Puerto Rico has a resident commissioner. They are, after all, Americans.

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riverdrifter 4 years, 5 months ago

Cougar Custom Boats of Hill City, Kansas. If you have to ask the price, you can't afford one. I have to ask the price...

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Viking2 4 years, 5 months ago

Candy from the Sweet Granada in Emporia and bread from Wheatfields.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

autie, The answer is none. According to Recovery.gov the stimulus program is spending money and creating jobs in places that don't exist. Ghost jobs, but real dollars...

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

autie, How many Congressional Districts does Puerto Rico have? How about the U.S. Virgin Islands?

uh...I dunno. I was talkin about Multi's post using the bad word repeatedly. Six times. All about the context.

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spacehog 4 years, 5 months ago

How come b*s don't have to register for the draft?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

autie, How many Congressional Districts does Puerto Rico have? How about the U.S. Virgin Islands?

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RoeDapple 4 years, 5 months ago

Sorry I missed out on all this enlightening conversation. I've been busy chasing the illegitimate son of a neighbors dog that has been defecating his feces on my lawn.

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

a litmus test? all about the context, eh?

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gsxr600 4 years, 5 months ago

Merc bias again. Is it really the best place to ask over 50% of all on-the-street questions? Apparently it covers all demographics.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 5 months ago

The_Original_Bob (Anonymous) says…

Female dog in heat.

Doesn't have to be in heat. In the dog show world, there's a dog and a bitch. Winner's Dog, Winner's Bitch. Best of Winner's.

"She's a fine winning bitch". "Yes, and and she beat out 23 other bitches to do it." "She's taller then those other bitches, isn't she?" "Yes, but I think is was her strong hind end that did it, it really caught the judges eye." "Oh yes, she's got the best roll I've ever seen, did you hear that crowd roar as she turned for the final walk?" "The bitch knew she had it, she always does." "That why I got into bulldogs, for the roll, it's all about the roll!".

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

Recovery.gov lists $47.7 million spent and 291 jobs created in Puerto Rico's 99th Congressional District, and $68.3 million spent spent in the 1st Congressional District of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Recovery.gov Web site was established as part of the stimulus bill "to foster greater accountability and transparency" in the use of the money spent through the stimulus program. The site is a well-funded enterprise; the General Services Administration updated it earlier this year with an $18 million grant.

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somedude20 4 years, 5 months ago

I like these beautiful, corn-fed, locally grown women they have around here

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

i'm from salina so i have to represent:

cozy inn hamburgers. buy 'em by the sack! :)

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

Irish~ Are you saying you reported all those b-word posts and had them disappearedededed? Just kidding--I wouldn't expect anyone to confess to tattletailedness.

Everybody was joking---and we're not mocking ("criticizing" implies more seriousness than intended) any locals who are likely to read this. I'm pleased to identify myself as a b--- on occasion and others on many occasions.

I respect where you're coming from, but we'll have to agree to disagree on this one.

I grow weary of too-vigilant political correctness, but I realize it's a fine line--what might offend you is okay with me and vice versa...

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

snap, Catching tephra on your tounge is really not a good thing to do?

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 5 months ago

For the moment, I'm saying little, but oh, what I'm thinking.....

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Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 5 months ago

Py, I totally object to a woman being called by the b word. I am offended by most obscene and vulgar words. However I do not intend to try to enforce my opinion on others. Just saying. We need to have a list of words that cannot be wrote on the comments section, or the blogs, of the Journal World. You should not criticize someone because of their weight or the religion they belong to.

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

birch beech batch betcha a nickel we can find a way around disappearededness.

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pace 4 years, 5 months ago

i happen to believe fresh home grown Kansas tomatoes and sweet corn beat similar products from other states. I think the home grown zucchini in Oklahoma is better than Kansas's . I do like Kansas beef and central soy and bishop's honey.

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headdoctor 4 years, 5 months ago

The_Original_Bob (Anonymous) says… RI got disappeareereererddeded. This is becoming unfair


If you can figure out the enforcement of the LJW TOS would you please post it so others can read. The only thing obvious is it does work by flagged posts and or complaints but it would appear that it is up to the eyes of the beholder as to the decision to red ink it or ban the user. While there are some real no brainers(such as threats to a poster)as to why something happens, a lot of regular posters are left scratching their head why the enforcement appears to show favoritism. But hey, it is their forum. If I don't like it or a given outcome I can always leave or just not post.

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

(change of venue) Spoke too soon--now R_I's post is gone.

Somebody's offended by the "b" word, it would seem--and R_I appended it with "y" and his post still got yanked, T_O_B. Can your 9:56 post be far behind?

Maybe we should all start saying "kvetch" when we mean "b..." It's a more colorful word, anyway. And if we decide to use it as a noun, who's to stop us? That corpulent, Hubbardette kvetch, Kirstie Alley?

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

oops. uh, yeah..the 16th. my bad.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 5 months ago

"RI got disappeareereererddeded. "

I was not clear on this. RI's comment got disapepreperpereereedd. RI still walks amongst us.

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mom_of_three 4 years, 5 months ago

autie, today is the 16th.......

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

My prediction for the first snowfall is now officially Nov. 15, sometime in mid-morning. A light rain will change to sleet briefly and then become snow. As reported by my insider who just had to walk from Haworth to Budig and is now wet.

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parrotuya 4 years, 5 months ago

The "What's the matter with Kansas" bigoted conserva-hards! e.g. our senators. No state makes them dumber than this one. Except maybe for Oklahoma.

DOWn, baby, DOWn!

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 5 months ago

RI got disappeareereererddeded. This is becoming unfair.

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

I got to say, I don't get this whole scientology thing. Isn't that the L. Ron Hubbard thing? Aliens and what not.

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Matt Warman 4 years, 5 months ago

I'll second on T_O_B's wife. Wait, that came out wrong. I swear I never met her. Whatever T_O_B says, I'll second.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

T_O_B Scientology is the next step for most recovering Methodists.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

"Well, we all know that you are way ahead of the curve, Autie!" - Py

Are you calling autie chubby?

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 5 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

R_I ~ (counting--you're still there so far!) ;-)

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

Well, we all know that you are way ahead of the curve, Autie!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

Spacehog and Mae~ "fresh produce," "honey," and "sunflower seeds" are (in Mae's words) "alien to 90% of the population"?

Ohhhhhhh kaaaaaaaayyyyy..........

Carry on.

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

Jee, Py then I could use the same answer. post @7:22 a.m.

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

Wow! In the amount of time it took me to post, T_O_B's post was removed. How arbitrary. It was not particularly offensive, but it must've put somebody in a snit.

And if the b***h word was what allegedly got it pulled, I call "foul," as other posts using that word have stood unpulled.

How about tomorrow's OTS question being, "What's your least favorite KS product?" Replies may range from "prudery" to "humorlessness" to "intolerance."

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Agnostick 4 years, 5 months ago

labmonkey...

Did you happen to read the article you linked to? All of it?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 5 months ago

T_O_B, It was the appostrophe in the contraction of "what is" not to love. Damn contraction police...

Either that or Lindsey's Dad...

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Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 5 months ago

Tofu and honey. Roe, name one food besides, sob, Bambi, that you eat. :-)

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BlessedSap 4 years, 5 months ago

Real Americans. There are so few these days.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 5 months ago

I got dissapearededed for that? Kirstie Alley is a Scientologist. She is overweight. And she can be a bit crabby. I've read the user agreement up and down and sideways and back and forth and front and back.

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Pywacket 4 years, 5 months ago

Ha! T_O_B~ as a female, I didn't feel qualified to question their choice, but I sure was wondering... You nailed it.

Favorite KS product? Whatever I grow in my garden. Right now, we're enjoying a couple of butternut squash pies--made with our own squash & eggs donated by "the girls" out back.

Okay--they probably mean "product" as in, something you would buy, so if we look at it that way, I'd have to say sunflower seeds. They're good to eat out of hand and give some great texture to breads and cookies. You can even process them with basil, olive oil, garlic, and grated parmesan and have sunflower pesto.

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gccs14r 4 years, 5 months ago

Labmonkey,

Did you read the article? The dude was drinking three quarts of soy milk a day. Too much of anything isn't good for you.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 5 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

Let me second that one, R_I. Most excellent answer.

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edjayhawk 4 years, 5 months ago

Anything that is not offered at the Merc. Oh wait a minute, I guess buffalo.

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BABBOY 4 years, 5 months ago

Oklahoma Joe's (It is on the Kansas side)

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spacehog 4 years, 5 months ago

By the way, I have a Sound Off question. Why does the LJW publish the names of people who file banruptcy in the Sunday paper? Is this a legal requirement? Is it just more nosey news? Or does the Editor look down on people forced to file bankruptcy?

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mae 4 years, 5 months ago

YES! what spacehog said. take it to mass again please!

these merc answers are alien to 90% of the population

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spacehog 4 years, 5 months ago

Please stop asking the OTS question to all the freaks that shop at the Merc.

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autie 4 years, 5 months ago

the comedic relief of the Westboro group.

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Donnuts 4 years, 5 months ago

Honey, sunflower seeds and wheat. I like soybeans in some of my products.

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prospector 4 years, 5 months ago

/shaking fist at Snap

He is right!

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milkman_dan 4 years, 5 months ago

I've found some lovely scheides from Kansas.

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