Catsap (Joe Blackford II)


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Kansas Legislature narrowly passes unbalanced budget, ending 2016 session

KOCH payola moves Sam The Sham & The SayNOs' "My Numbers Don't Add Up (to nuthin' much)" to #1 with a bullet on Kansas' legislator's playlists.

May 2, 2016 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Provost candidates well qualified, but one stands out

Dolph: "she is known and respected by state lawmakers, KU alumni and major business leaders."

a person or organization that is influenced or controlled by another.
"the government and its media lapdogs"

Bendapudi hawks CoC:

Video touts unity between Chamber, state

By Mary Clark in The Hutchinson News | Updated 10 months ago

"Gov. Sam Brownback and top leaders in the Kansas Legislature took turns before the camera for a new video promoting the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

The University Of Kansas' School Of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi is the only person from academia who appears. . . .

Bendapudi served as master of ceremonies at the Chamber's annual banquet this year, and she "was a natural for inclusion in the video," O'Neal said."

April 30, 2016 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the oldest thing you own?

2 ~ 1916 stained glass "EXIT" transom windows from the Wichita Theater, Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS. Salvaged in 1969, when the theater was torn down for a bank bldg.

April 24, 2016 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Interim president at Kansas State doesn't plan many changes

Please find a moe flattering photograph of Gen. Myers (without Rumsfeld).

April 20, 2016 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Forest Service deals with fires, budget constraints

~ 2001, a newly-hired KS Forest Service "fire mgmt" specialist told natural resource mgmt students @ KSU that he was hoping to establish a fire-fighting certification program so that graduates could compete for jobs with the US Forest Service. He described initiating controlled burns for red cedars on CoE lands @ Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Nothing came of it, and the red cedars are more rampant than ever.

Many counties have a noxious weed dept. Red cedars => giant, flammable noxious weeds on the prairie.

April 18, 2016 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas health department issues air quality advisory because of burning

YES, IF there's compliance.

April 17, 2016 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas health department issues air quality advisory because of burning

I'm familiar with the "smoke mgmt plan." Not aware of any penalties ever awarded for violation, 2011-16 ("lip service" comes to mind).

The EPA was complacent in the discussion of the removal of their air quality monitor @ Konza Prairie by KSU (although KSU did NOT notify the EPA of the removal).

As KDHE doesn't currently have a credentialed feed-lot engineer (1500 feedlots, I believe), I can't imagine them actually cracking down on air quality concerns.

April 16, 2016 at 8:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite musical?


When Wichita's prudes blockaded the show in '70, I rode a bus to KC to see it. A couple years later, Wichita had matured enough for me to see it in CowTown.

April 16, 2016 at 7:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )