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Vacant Sears building sold; plans at City Hall suggest Dick's Sporting Goods on the way

I was at Francis this week for some ticky tacky equipment needs. Nothing big, but I fully expected to pay with my credit card. When it was rung up I was able to dig for cash because the total was something like $3.80. Those folks had not only fixed SOMEONE ELSE'S boo boo, they had done so with great care to make everything just right for my stinker of a son. That was some amazing service!!!

I will no doubt and up at Dick's for something or other. But I will go there the same way I do Wal-Mart -- only when I've exhausted all other reasonable local sources. See? Can't we all just get along?

September 26, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback to lead river float trip

I thought we were trying to get sewage OUT of the river. HOT cha cha...

September 26, 2013 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

Do you see what you did there? You asked US to imagine how we would feel if it were OUR kids being "threatened." That's exactly what Professor Guth was doing - asking YOU to consider how you would feel if it were YOUR children that had been the victims of such a massacre. I think he chose his words poorly, but I completely understand what he was trying to say. First amendment people.

And if state legislators are so concerned about its employees urging violence, why is Margie Phelps still working for the Kansas Department of Corrections? You can't pick and choose when to stomp on free speech.

September 24, 2013 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor condemned by administrators for tweet about NRA

Let me guess, bluefirebird. You defend the "right to bear arms" (which is misinterpreted and misguided at best), but you'll condemn the guy who uses his words. Did you learn nothing in kindergarten? Picking and choosing from the constitution is just as gross as picking and choosing from the bible.

September 19, 2013 at 7:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence clinic to begin laser tattoo removal

I go to bars early so I can find a seat, and I come home early because I'm tired and irritated. Standing at concerts makes my back hurt. Hangovers last for two days. I have grown old and uncool. Don't want my tattoo anymore. I love beautiful tattoos on other people, just not me. I've already called these folks for an appointment. <sob>

September 16, 2013 at 4:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown promoter seeks to close part of Massachusetts Street for free, outdoor movie

I stopped reading at "impactful."

September 12, 2013 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

So I guess this means no more Christmas parties? The LPA's heart is clearly two sizes too small.

September 5, 2013 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, among the few ticketed for Fourth of July fireworks, awaits his day in court

Well that's silly. The implication of "my right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins" sort of implies that swinging your fist at my nose, therefore, is rightfully unlawful. If you swing at my nose but miss, that doesn't mean you didn't try to hit my nose, which is why we can be charged with "attempted" crimes -- attempted assault in this case.

Fireworks (most fireworks) are illegal within city limits because there is a concentration of homes and other property. The county has different rules -- whether good or bad -- that apply to the differing circumstances of living outside of a densely populated area.

The laws are in place specifically FOR the "my right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins" reason. The city is using laws to prevent accidents rather than citing folks after damage has been done. Just as if you swing your fist and hit my nose you should be charged with battery rather than random fist swinging, if you burn my house down with a bottle rocket you should be charged with burning my house down rather than littering.

You can't shoot guns willy nilly on the street because you might hit someone.
You can't drive 70 mph through a school zone because you might run over someone.

This isn't anyone taking away freedom. These are laws that allow us to live together in a civilized manner. Let's try to get it together folks. We did a lot of crazy things way back when that we don't do anymore. Think of it as civic evolution.

July 15, 2013 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas caverns could preserve human race, developer claims

No, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.

June 21, 2013 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homosexuals in Boy Scouts a Bad Idea

The writer confuses a lot of things, the first of which is "than" and "then." There is so much wrong with his reasoning. It horrifies me to think that his voice is so loud in civil discourse.

June 13, 2013 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )