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Reader disputes view of Kochs

If you think George is the problem here, I would direct you to consider "the beam in your own eye."

Soros has never tried to take votes from eligible citizens. The Kochs and ALEC are working to disenfranchise millions through fake voter protection measures authored by scoundrels like racist-for-hire Kris Kobach, one of the prime recipients of their dough.

April 9, 2012 at 8:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reader disputes view of Kochs

My wife has one of those German clean diesels, a 2009 Jetta. It was made in Mexico.

April 9, 2012 at 8:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reader disputes view of Kochs

David Koch's head should explode. He funds research into DNA and paleontology and funds museums.

He funds politicians like Governor Sam who don't believe in evolution and would like Kansas and the US to be theocracies. He funds the anti-abortion crazies when they run for office.

He funds universities, though much of that is with strings attached, such as George Mason's Mercatus Center.

He attacks K-12 education, a twofer, actually. He figures he'll pay less in property taxes if schools collapse and he'll get rid of those pesky teacher's associations that enable teachers to collectively express political views. He supports politicians who want to do away with sex education and fund "Christian" madrassas.

He funds medical research having been giving that focus from suffering from prostate cancer. He fights regulation that would otherwise keep carcinogens from our air and water. He takes federal money to subsidize his employees' health care. He's the biggest non-medical or pharmaceutical funder of attacks on the affordable care act, and would put every dime he had to stop single payer health care.

April 9, 2012 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It’s showtime: Jayhawks seek revenge in tonight’s title game

They're 17 down, the worst of the tournament. This is one ugly game I don't expect them to win.

April 2, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As inmates age, medical costs soar

Should you get picked up for a DUI and booked, maybe you'll then realize that few inmates would rather be in jail.

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience.com
28 January 12

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario.

Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

January 28, 2012 at 7:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As inmates age, medical costs soar

They are not eligible for Medicare if they are incarcerated. The state picks up the tab.

January 28, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As inmates age, medical costs soar

They are not eligible for Medicare if they are incarcerated. The state picks up the tab.

January 28, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As inmates age, medical costs soar

Sheriff Joe is a grandstanding thief, a professional racist who consorts with neo-Nazis.

Many of those close to him have been busted for malfeasance. His days are certainly numbered.

His methods have cost Maricopa County more than $50 million in lawsuits.

He and his former district attorney friend even brought charges against those elected supervisors who questioned his operations.

On December 15, 2011 the Justice Department released its finding that the Sheriff's department repeatedly arrested Latinos illegally, abused them in the county jails and failed to investigate hundreds of sexual assaults. The Department of Homeland Security, reacting to the Justice Department report, revoked Maricopa County jail officers' authority to detain people on immigration charges. The Justice Department report found that the Sheriff's office carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos and held a "systematic disregard" for the Constitution. The Department's racial profiling expert found the sheriff's office to be the most egregious case of profiling ever seen in the U.S.

January 28, 2012 at 7:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor recommends funding for Lawrence SRS office

Brownback has made a different choice:

Arts or SRS, or more tax cuts for his sponsors, David H. and Charles de Ganahl Koch.

January 13, 2012 at 10:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Speaker O'Neal forwards anti-Obama email

I'm very familiar with the work of dozens of reporters from around the state.

I've long held the opinion that Rothschild is the best in Kansas.

My opinion of your opinion is not quite so high.

January 13, 2012 at 9:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )