JKSmith (Judy Smith)


Comment history

Letter: Loss of trust

Okay, so Politifact named President Obama's statement, "If you like your plan you can keep it" lie of the year.

Is it still a "lie" if you had no idea that the insurance companies would renege on their agreements, betray you and rip the rug out from under people who had paid them premiums for years, just to spite the man who made it impossible for the companies to continue making obscene profits from people's misery? Is it still a lie when instead of the insurance companies bringing their plans up to specs for ACA they just cancelled them? Is it still a lie when you were sucker punched by the very Insurance companies who are gaining millions of new subscribers, just for political revenge?

OK, then if you still think it was a lie, all of you who believe you should get to keep your crappy policies without any of the benefits of ACA -- have at it.

In a very short time you will find yourself on the wrong side of history. Again.

January 5, 2014 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Vote for change

I thought about answering your post, Scott Burkhart, but it's packed so full of knee-jerk declarations, untrue factoids, and Faux Noise repeats, I hardly see the point in expending the energy to refute it sentence by sentence. Instead I'll just make a note to myself to keep scrolling when I see your name in a conversation thread.

January 2, 2014 at 10:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Vote for change

If this current Congress had simply done nothing, it would be cause enough for shame -- we pay their salaries while they work less than 180 days a year and complain about all the "takers" on minimum wage who are working their butts off just to keep food on the table. No, not just do-nothing -- they are obstructionists to the max on every issue the President cares about. I'm surprised they haven't tried to outlaw breathing since it's something he favors. The First Lady mentioned that water is good for us and the naysayers went ballistic -- the nerve! the attempt at control! I'm too embarrassed for this Congress to enjoy a good laugh at their expense. Those of us who see them for exactly what they are have to flood the polls this year and replace them with genuine Americans who want this country to survive. We are rapidly returning to the time when there was no middle class -- only the wealthy and the destitute. We won't like it any better this time around, so we owe it to ourselves to stop the whole movement in its tracks. Don't ever think your vote doesn't count.

January 1, 2014 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Questionable hire

As a Lawrence newbie, I've only recently started reading the LJWorld online. I'm glad I have access to the free version, as an easily discernible thread seems to run through most of the editorials, letters, and comments.

To quote Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman:
"Something terrible has happened to the soul of the Republican party. We've gone beyond bad economic doctrine. We've even gone beyond selfishness and special interests. At this point we're talking about a state of mind that takes positive glee in inflicting further suffering on the already miserable."

December 28, 2013 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Loss of trust

Q: Why was the Tin Woodsman hard to get along with?

A: Because he was heartless and he had an ax to grind.

December 26, 2013 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Loss of trust

Democrats had a 60 seat majority from September 24, 2009 thru February 4, 2010. 4 months; not 2 years.

If anyone cares to do the bare minimum of research, here's a definitive link:

December 24, 2013 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jake Leet, 20, was diagnosed with a heart defect after a heart attack caused him to collapse on stag

Wow, Jake, way to scare the pants off all your friends, family, and theatre peeps!! Kim and I have been keeping you uppermost in our thoughts since we heard, and it's the best Christmas gift ever to see this good news. Very dramatic, kiddo -- well played!

December 24, 2013 at 11:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Loss of trust

While we've moved to the only blue county in the state, I see it will behoove us to remember that we're still in Kansas, Dorothy.

December 24, 2013 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )