Comment history

Updates on new cookie shop downtown and new ownership for SpringHill Suites

Atrocities were committed by both sides. What you fail to mention is that Missouri was proslavery while Kansas was a free state. If Kansans hadn't fought for the right to be free, Missourians would have suceeded in making Kansas Territory a slave state and our legacy would be the same as theirs. Border ruffians and slavers stuffing ballot boxes and staking illegal claims at gunpoint. That is what separates us. Now what is it exactly we have in common again?

August 17, 2013 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Verdict is in

Neighborhood Watch means you WATCH! Then you call 911. It doesn't mean you follow someone, with a gun, force a confrontation and then shoot somebody when you're getting your ass kicked. Did the jury consider that Trayvon may have feared for his life or feared serious bodily harm? Does he not have the right to "stand his ground?" I guess old' George took care of answering those questions by killing the only other person who really knows what happened. And, because of that, the jury believed his story . No way he should get off scot free. If the roles had been reversed, the investigation wouldn't have been botched, Trayvon would've been jailed immediately, the jury wouldn't have believed his story and he would've been convicted. And George gets to keep his gun. Insanity-doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome. Karma-doing the same thing again and again and getting yours.

July 16, 2013 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU planning to launch 15 new online programs over 5 years under new deal with startup company

Everything is "bloatiful" in it's own way.

June 4, 2013 at 6:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two men arrested in connection with Sunday morning shooting

Have to agree. Nothing good has ever come out of that location and, despite your best efforts at PR and community input, nothing will as long as guns and alcohol are involved. A gun passed through an outside smoking area? Sounds like a fairly significant security breach.

"It's pathetic that we are asked to be responsible for the actions of people four to six blocks away from the club."
What is the area of your responsibility? Would it include MacDonald's, where one of the shooting victims drove through to return to the club for help? Fortunately, he hit a police car and not someone else. It seems that your area of responsibility would extend as far as the effect of your patrons' actions. Blocking driveways, alcohol in vehicles in the parking lot, public urination, etc. Granted, these people are the ones who are ultimately responsible, but that does not free your establishment of responsibility for their comings and goings. If this behavior continues at your location, as it has in the past, then you will close. The name and ownership may change but the behavior stays the same. That's a bad business model.

May 21, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama coming to Lawrence to visit KU on Friday

Funny how the powers that be in Topeka (and the rest of the state) want no part of Lawrence politically unless it involves redistricting aka gerrymandering. But, throw in a photo op with the President and they'll be coming out of the woodwork to get over here. Maybe Brownback could bus over with the Fred Phelps clan. I'm not sure Sam has the guts to come to the "blue island in a sea of red." He'll probably make arrangements to be elsewhere. And well he should.

April 13, 2013 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: KU's stunning loss comes down to karma

This one will hurt for a while. With all that being said, it's best to keep our opinions to ourselves. We all saw the game. The less said the better.

March 30, 2013 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: USPS response

The question is, can we really count on Postal management to make the right decisions for the future of the Postal Service? How did the billions of dollars invested in football field size machines designed to sort magazines and catalogs (flats) into route order work out for you? How about the aging vehicle fleet that should have been converted to electric vehicles years ago? How about the reduction in the workforce without a concurrent reduction in management? The Postal Service has become too politicized, playing "steal the bacon." Worse yet, they have always (I know that's a long time) been reactive, not proactive. Bean counters more worried about the numbers as opposed to getting the job done. And what's with the "Forever stamp?" Do any other businesses have a business model like that? How about "forever gas" or "forever loaf of bread"? Grateful there is NoMoUSPSBS for me.

March 28, 2013 at 6:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big 12: Officiating errors were made at end of regulation in KU-ISU game

It's Hilton Magic! Officiating errors were made throughout the game. If they're going to review calls at the end, they need to review them all. For example, the charging call on Withey when Niang was not set. He was sliding and twisting and turning. Time to enlarge the restricted area under the basket? Too many bang bang plays on layups where a defender comes flying in at the last second attempting to establish position. Very rarely are they ever completely set and in a legal guarding position.

February 26, 2013 at 4:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Postal service

Perhaps, if we're going to bust unions and privatize, which has been going on since Reagan, we should start with Congress. See how they feel about changing their pay and benefits. Seems to me that they are the ultimate union and, for the amount of work they actually do, they are grossly overpaid. Privatize them. Most everything they do is to further their own interests and careers. Great gig, if you can get it.

February 11, 2013 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Postal service

Seems like most of our problems are due to the actions or inaction of Congress-Wall Street, housing bubble, healthcare, etc. The Postal Service's issues are just the tip of the iceberg. They get elected and then spend their terms focused on how to get elected again instead of solving this country's problems. Gridlock, paralysis by analysis. Call it what you will. Why would they want to change the system and risk getting voted off the island? And they talk about "entitlements."

February 11, 2013 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )