Guitarzan (Darrell Lea)


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Lawrence man arrested in Father's Day standoff will be charged Monday

Nice work, Justin. There's nothing in this story to throw a tantrum about, so you make up a silly hypothetical of what some people might have done if something that didn't happen had actually happened. Find something better to do do with your time.

June 21, 2015 at 4:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Legislative session an embarrassment for Kansas

Andy goes far beyond "non complex sound bite conservative" these days. How about "semi delusional sophomoric attention seeker?"

June 14, 2015 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What creature would you bring back from extinction?

^ Dorothy, you beat me to it. Thank you.

June 12, 2015 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs bill preventing furloughs

Since both chambers passed this by a veto-proof majority, shouldn't Sam sign it simply as a cost cutting measure? Vetoing and sending it back would only add to the overspending the KS Legislature is already indulging in.

June 6, 2015 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate may not vote on furlough prevention bill

It's a swirling square dance of incompetence and finger pointing, all the while screwing up innocent lives for the sake of some sick idea of ideological purity. This is what conservative Republican Tea Party governance looks like. Take good notes, and remember these days the next time it's your turn to vote.

June 6, 2015 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas GOP senators propose taking break amid deadlock on tax talks

Elected officials need to do the work they were elected to do. Period. Unpaid leave will change nothing.

June 2, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Release of KU emails is academic freedom issue

Also from the Lawrence Journal-World:
Letter: Not faculty
By Ronald Barrett-Gonzalez, KU Chapter of the AAUP; Mohamed El-Hodiri, Kansas Conference of the AAUP
June 2, 2015

To the editor:
We read with interest Dolph Simons Jr.’s Saturday Column supporting the Koch brothers’ blatant flouting of Kansas’ sunshine laws. The defender of the principle of academic freedom is the American Association of University Professors. There is a simple reason why the AAUP state conference and the Kansas University chapter staunchly support the KU administration’s adherence to Kansas’ sunshine laws: Director Hall is not a rank-and-file faculty member. He is an administrator. His position description and title are those of an administrator — containing not a single word related to teaching. As an administrator, his professional correspondence with external funding agents is subject to scrutiny by the people.

He has never been evaluated by faculty members according to standards of faculty performance because he is not faculty. He was a direct hire without a competitive search and no unit-level vetting. He is part of no department and answerable only to the next administrator higher up. He has served far more than the probationary seven years full-time and yet has not been forced to go up for tenure or leave — indicating definitively that he is an … administrator.

He has skillfully confused many by claiming “academic freedom” protections consistent with those earned by rank-and-file faculty, but he refuses to subject himself to the responsibilities of faculty status, which includes annual reviews by learned faculty. If anyone still erroneously believes that he is rank-and-file faculty, then ask: “When is his Kansas Board of Regents-mandated post-tenure review scheduled?” The answer, of course, will be: “never.” Indicating irrefutably that he is an … administrator.

June 2, 2015 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Selling Kansas

1) They got more votes than the other candidates.
2) No, not really.

May 7, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )