BostonJayhawk88 (John Hampton)

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Marijuana bill set for more discussion; bill to allow pellet guns at schools on tap; big ticket issues at Statehouse slow to get moving

The story doesn't do a very good job with the details on the pellet gun bill. There was a day when schools had marksmanship teams, I didn't know they still existed, but if they do that would be a reason to have an air rifle on campus. That said now I can't get "A Christmas Story" out of my head.

January 25, 2016 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Three-lane 9th Street sees fewer crashes after lane reduction

Fewer crashes because people avoid it like the plague.

January 25, 2016 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Candidates don’t really love America

With my bleary morning eyes, I originally read the title as "Canadians don't really love America". I don't know why I find that funny, but I chuckled when I realized the correct title.

January 25, 2016 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas senator blocks testimony from female witnesses with 'low-cut necklines and miniskirts'

This story has made national news. There's a large segment of people in this state that can't conduct their daily lives without bringing shame to the state. Again and again.

As someone who has traveled a large majority of their working lives, I find it embarrassing to answer the eventual question of "So, where are you from?"

January 25, 2016 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Distracting dress?

This state is ever finding new ways to embarrass itself.

National news agencies are running this story now....

January 25, 2016 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to consider tightening limits on local property taxes

Richard Heckler reminds me of the weatherman from the movie "Anchorman".

January 25, 2016 at 9:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas officials, families react to U.S. Supreme Court ruling in death sentence cases

"since 1976, there have been more than one hundred people released from death row who were innocent of murder."

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier Tulsa Law Review, 2006
http://digitalcommons.law.utulsa.edu/...

William Blackstone in his Commentaries on the Laws of England" in 1769 wrote the oft quoted line..."the law holds that it is better that ten guilty persons escape (justice), than one innocent suffer".

These two quotes are all the reason anyone needs to opposed a death penalty. It's not that some people deserve it, it's that as long as our justice system is as flawed as it is it is not capable of enforcing this penalty with 100% certainty 100% of the time. And, that should be the standard for taking someone's life through the legal system.

January 21, 2016 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Signs of change at south Iowa Street movie theater; update on tenant for old Round Corner Drug space; west Lawrence restaurant closes

You work Brownback into a conversations where there is no tangible connection. That's obsession. Seems like a game... I'll try.... um...... Price of Tea in China.... GO!

November 17, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sustainability board votes to work on proposal to reduce plastic bag use

Is it just me or is this what's going on in the forums.... if you can imagine the lot of us in a meeting hall..... we're around a table having a discussion and there are disagreements, some on both sides of the issue, but mainly civil discussion. And then there's Richard over in the corner shouting at the wall?

November 16, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man convicted in Jewish site killings sentenced to death

Bob I would say you're right... I believe life sentences so to.

Stuart, I don't like to speak in hyperbole, but some of your comments are valid. Considering that the act of murder is typically a highly emotional crime, I don't think the punishment is even considered by the potential criminal.

Cost of capital punishment and the potential for innocent executions, for me, far outweigh any "benefit" capital punishment presents.

However, in this particular case, I don't think we'll see it come to an actual execution. From what I've seen based on this man's health and age, he'll probably expire before an execution date can be set, unless he forgoes his legally allowed appeals.

November 16, 2015 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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