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Research group says Brownback's business tax cut will produce problems

Come on now people. This man was elected Governor of this great state. Surely he must be working only to do what is best for those who elected him. So if Brownback says these tax breaks won't cause a deficit, then we have to trust him on that one. We elected him, not these 'tax research groups.' So it is him we must put our trust in.
Now who else is up for voting to officially change the name of the state to Brownbackistan?
In Brownback's name, Amen.

May 30, 2012 at 11:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What would you ask for On the Street?

What lies in the shadow of the statue?

What did one snowman say to the other?

February 15, 2012 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback’s approval rating falls; Kansas GOP disputes poll

Good to see the people of this state are finally holding leaders accountable for their failures. The whole bit about the poll being unreliable because Obama had almost as much support as Moran is nothing more than a ridiculous attempt to detract from the point that Brownback is losing favor. It appears people are unhappy with the job he is doing and have changed their minds about supporting him. Kudos to Kansas, and wow, it is about time!

January 31, 2012 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Did you get a chance to enjoy Monday’s nice weather?

I find it completely impossible to enjoy this warm weather. As others have said, it just feels wrong. It's the end of January and I've seen no real snow. What happened to winter? Why is spring sticking it's nose in winter's territory? Is this mother nature's way of telling us to stop allowing Christmas to start in September? She responds by letting spring start in December.

January 31, 2012 at 3:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill would allow guns on campus

This is why it is likely that this bill would result in universities increasing security in order to meet the standards of 'adequately and sufficiently' preventing weapon entry, at least in high traffic areas (student union perhaps). This security increase won't be cheap. That means higher student fees and thus an increase in the cost of education. I don't know about everyone else, but personally I oppose education cost increases.

January 30, 2012 at 12:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What are you reading?

Just starting the series A Song of Ice and Fire. Still on Game of Thrones. It's the book before Clash of Kings. Not sure I'm going to make it through all 7 books. So far they're each over 700 pages, and the last 2 aren't even out yet.

January 28, 2012 at 10:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you ever been outside of the U.S.?

Sure I've been outside the U.S. I've been to all sorts of places...Narnia, Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Tatooine. I even spent a little time in Alagaesia.

And I must say, I think booyalab may be correct. Best way to find people who have been to cool places, find people getting food from cool places.

January 28, 2012 at 10:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should teacher evaluations be made public?

I don't really understand what the point of this would be. What? So parents can look at the evaluations and put their kids with the highest rated teachers? That's not what would happen here. The parents who distrust the public school system, and don't have their children involved in it anyway, would just use this as another thing to criticize. Everyone else wouldn't really pay attention to the evals anyway. So basically nothing would be accomplished or changed.

As for all those calling for evaluations of elected officials, I'm with sunny. They are evaluated every election cycle.

January 28, 2012 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City again orders recycling center to clean up property

This looks to me like a classic case of Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) syndrome. It's nice to have recycling centers but it sucks to live close to one. If this is the case, and the center has really done nothing wrong, then it would be pretty messed up for the city, as suggested by matahari, to shut them down so that the property can be used for city purposes. I suppose the outcome of the pending appeal will show, at least in the eyes of the city, whether or not a violation actually occurred.

January 27, 2012 at 9:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you support a proposal for a $2,000 annual stipend for student-athletes?

Not in a million years would I support this. "Student athletes" already get free tuition, free housing, and a whole bunch of free clothes and stuff. If the University has money for this, then find a way to distribute it to the rest of the student body. Lower tuition costs perhaps? It may only come to pennies when broken up like that, but every little bit helps us poor, starving college students. A few bucks off tuition translates to a few more dollars in the beer and pizza fund.

January 27, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )