Guitarzan (Darrell Lea)


Comment history

Saturday Column: How does tie to ‘crazies’ impact Lawrence’s image?

Twenty paragraphs of hand wringing excess that say absolutely nothing. Not even worth sharing on Facebook for laughter and derision. I give it a C-.

February 22, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Privacy lost

Lots of hyperbole, hand wringing and posturing in the editorial, but no solutions offered or alternate strategies presented.

Privacy doesn't really exist in this modern world. Hasn't for a long, long time. I surrender my right to privacy by connecting to this site. It's nice that the ads are tailored to my algorithm, but how do they know that? Both the ISP and LJWorld dot com know where I'm typing this from, unless I bother to use a proxy service. If I stop off for a Coke on the way to band practice tonight I'll be stored on video, and if i use a credit or debit card my movement will be tracked that way as well.

Welcome to the New World Order. Try to lead an exemplary life.

June 11, 2013 at 6:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KBI arrests Franklin County sheriff and deputy on obstruction of justice charges

Dusty - Click on the word "investigation" in paragraph two of this story to find out.

February 27, 2013 at 6:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton says he thinks convention center would be good addition to downtown Lawrence

Hi, Merrill - I hope you're doing well.

There are two MAJOR problems with the Abe & Jakes site that need to be addressed and remedied:
1) a better parking facility that can comfortably accommodate the number of people a convention type facility would draw.
2) easier access to load in and out of the building. Right now, loading choices are to either take the access road by the railroad track and drive to a platform immediately next to the train tracks, or to carry anything in down several long flights of stairs. The train area only accommodates a few vehicles that have to be parked single file, while the stairs option is simply too long and ridiculous to take seriously.

January 21, 2013 at 9:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gun action

Pretty lame editorial, but one question was asked that accidentally takes great strides towards the root of the problem:

"Do we nurture violence and evil with our movies, games and music? If so, why not try to face up to that situation?"

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The violence present in movies, games and music would not be there if there weren't already lots of customers lapping it up and begging for more. Does violent content in entertainment create violence, or merely reflect an ugliness deep in the heart of the collective American psyche? The same entertainment products are available in many other western countries, and most of them don't have the problem with gun violence that we do.

There is a selfishness and fearfulness to the American character that has been bred and stoked by corporate media for generations. Don't take MY guns, don't infringe on MY rights, ME, ME, ME. Eventually this will change, either by choice or by cataclysm.

January 18, 2013 at 6:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Republican leaders considering constitutional change to thwart school finance ruling

"Dobama (the D is silent)"...

Gee, I must be out of the loop on my pop culture references. I totally don't get this. Is it a Homer Simpson thing?

January 15, 2013 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rumblings of Menards coming to Lawrence may be impacted by retailer's decision to pull back on Kansas City area expansion, which it blames on Obama

For once I wish the supposed "job creators" would buck up and create jobs, instead of whining in public about being unable to do anything and placing the blame on external forces outside their control.

What a racket!

December 12, 2012 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )