Comment history

Planning Commission recommends denial of major shopping center along SLT

Higher property taxes will be the result of saying no to more retail development. Insane. Seriously insane. But insanity is what make living in Lawrence so much fun.

July 22, 2014 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor helping identify important sites, events in LGBT history

Wonder if the National Park Service will also gather scholars to identify the sites where people have struggled to save the lives of the unborn?

July 7, 2014 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Davis proposes postponing future Kansas tax cuts

Go ahead, vote for someone who thinks governments can bring prosperity. Things don't work that way. Never have. Wealth and economic growth always come from the private sector. Unfortunately, growth from the private sector is never pretty. I worry about politicians who want to keep more money in the hands of government. Paul Davis is that kind of politician.

July 1, 2014 at 6:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: When the Kansas River was home to kings

Great work Barb! I used to work as a dark-water diver on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The heritage of all the ole' "river kings" and the industry built around their dangerous work is one that has been long overlooked. I worked in sightless conditions and on occasion I would feel something push or bump me. On the surface the old "river kings" (fisherman or mussel collectors) would say, "Yep there are some man-sized cats down in those holes!"

June 29, 2014 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

We really do have a problem with KU's football team's leadership. This team is not even as good as last year's. It is a puzzlement, but true. Our players can't be that bad... can they? Dropped passes aren't a coach's fault, but our run game stinks too and last season we ran pretty well with the same backs we have this year.

October 6, 2013 at 6:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioners to consider final approvals for Menards project

For heaven's sake... let the retailers decide profitability! The area is blighted and empty. What am I missing? Menard's would not build and smaller retailers would not come in beside if they were wanting to lose money!

June 15, 2013 at 8:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republicans push through proposal blocking the desires of advocates for the developmentally disabled

If "Brownie" was pro-abortion I think most of you would agree with many of his positions.

May 9, 2013 at 9:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Mindless matter

Reason, time, and chance are not mechanisms. They are names assigned to the process of thinking, the motion of objects in space, and randomness. How in the world did these three things get elevated to become the mechanisms of evolution? It is very short-sighted reasoning to have done so.

March 21, 2013 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Attack on teaching

School choice, free market, parental choice with government subsidies, tax credits, and grants for a child's education exists from birth to kindergarten and begins again after 12th grade. Why shouldn't free market MIlton Friedmanistic choices be given to parents during their children's K-12 years? Check the LJW headlines from a couple of years ago- Gary Lewis, former principal of Lawrence's Virtual School (government funded), when he said, "Competition is good for everyone." I agree.

February 5, 2013 at 7:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )