JohnSickels (John Sickels)


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Editorial: Poor planning

The problem isn't abortion. The problem is that the right-wing of the GOP is paranoid about sex in general, about women's health concerns, about icky-bits and girl cooties.

August 26, 2015 at 7:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Kasold questions

I live a block from the Harvard/Kasold intersection so this proposal will impact me every day.

I don't mind the roundabout idea. I've gotten used to those. But the three-lane design seems highly-questionable to me on an instinctual level. Reducing the lanes on this street seems counter-intuitive in the extreme.

However, that's just my instinct. I will read the research on road diets. Some things are counter-intuitive but still true.

August 24, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Large class sizes at some Lawrence elementary schools concern parents

The school bond was needed to bring the obsolete buildings up to snuff and improve security. But we need to build an additional elementary school soon to deal with the overcrowding in the younger grades.

I don't know where to put it. I do think it should be named "Amelia Earhart Elementary School". A great Kansan and inspirational figure.

August 24, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas jobless rate climbs to 4.6 percent

Hey you, Brownback
Haha! Charade you are!
You well-heeled old hack
Haha! Charade you are!
You're trying to keep our teachers unemployed
You're nearly a real treat
All tight lips and cold feet
And do you feel abused?
You got to stem the evil tide
And keep it all on the inside
Sammy you're nearly a treat
Sammy you're nearly a treat
But you're really a cry

August 21, 2015 at 9:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback ponders religious objections legislation following gay marriage ruling

None of these proposed "religious liberty" laws will stand up in court. This is yet another waste of time and taxpayer money.

July 2, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Kasold options

Thank you for posting that Carol. I now understand why this is being proposed and it makes more sense.

June 21, 2015 at 7:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas school funding still a 'wild card' after GOP budget deal

The Court will order funding increased. And the Legislature will refuse to do it. Mark my words.

June 20, 2015 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas representative faces hearing over 'racist' remarks

Funny how that conservative representative who talked about shooting immigrants like hogs from helicopters didn't have to go through this process.

June 19, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Kasold options

I don't mind the neighborhood ones. The one on Wakarusa is great if traffic is light and a real pain if it is heavy since lots of people don't know how to use it. The one on Clinton Parkway is ridiculous and should never have been built.

I live near Kasold and would use this proposed intersection at least twice a day. The roundabout itself might be OK but narrowing the road seems like a really bad plan.

June 17, 2015 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Bad to worse

Hey when are you going to go work for KPI? You have about as much credibility as Trabert.

June 12, 2015 at 6:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )