Lieutenant (Dick Sengpiehl)


Comment history

Lesbian pastor, United Methodist Church agree to separation

This ruling makes me thankful I belong to Plymouth Congregational, a United Church of Christ open and affirming church.

August 20, 2016 at 9:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas state senator: School leaders want to oust incumbents

Duh. This idiotic right wing crazy should be worried about many more Kansans than the public school system. What a stupid, right wing idiot. I hope he indeed gets defeated.

July 8, 2016 at 10:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Senior service cuts

Thanks for your message. Also, I have seen little publicity locally about the Senior Center on Vermont being lost because of the expansion of the fire station next door. That is not good unless a convenient location alternate plan is proposed.

July 2, 2016 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Inequality part of freedom

Mr Gurley should stick to his dog stories and not venture into territory he knows nothing about. Although I am not a Sanders devotee he is not the type of Socialist Gurley is babbling about.

June 6, 2016 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Dems take aim at Citizens United

You are right on this comment., Mr Sloat I would add the fact that this flood of money by super pacs is not transparent. That's a real problem. Also, this is not just a Democratic criticism. Republicans , Independents recognize that this Supreme Court decision is wrong-headed.

February 14, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas bill aims to ban discrimination against gun dealers

Good grief!! Another stupid proposal. Kinda like that idiot from St John who doesn't want to allow women with too low a neckline or too short a skirt to testify before his committee. We have the most ignorant legislature in the country.

January 25, 2016 at 6:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oread group again contests city's demands, accuses city of violating state law

It's really a shame that the City of Lawrence keeps entering into binding legal agreements without the proper research. All of us are getting tired of this happening repeatedly. City Managers and City Commissioners have very tough jobs and without proper diligence events like this will occur. I hope this problem will be solved amicably so future development will not be hindered.

January 20, 2016 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wary of vote

Well, it looks like your fears won't happen with this decision. The types of stores and businesses in a new development would make all the difference. Currently there ares no retail furniture business in Lawrence. One just left and moved to Olathe. I'm talking about full line stores. When I moved to Lawrence in 1981 there were four stores uptown and one on highway 10. As a mfg rep I know that. Now only niche stores and decorators. Any new stores which would agree to locate in the development would be making their own decisions based on market research, not opinions. There was a time Lawrence did not qualify for a McDonald's franchise. With each new business added to the Lawrence scene, there is a possibility that they will take business away from an existing business. Those with a good business plan, the right product and price will prevail.

January 14, 2016 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wary of vote

Mr. Simmons, you have a valid point. I was thinking more about general development by using the term cornfield mall. As I remember downtown interests at the time thought that such a development would draw away from existing businesses. You are right that malls have not done well. No one knows that any better than me because I had a retail furniture business in a Parsons Mall during the Urban Renewal period in the early 70s. A mall would not have worked but we have seen that the South Iowa development has been very successful and a further development south of the traffic way would also be a success in my opinion. I just am suspicious of the motive of this decision to deny it. I do take umbrage of your comment that my knowledge of trends is non existent.

January 14, 2016 at 7:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KanCare oversight panel to hear concerns and complaints

The GOP right wing's penchant for privatization shows once more how it usually results in less service and more cost for everyone. Look at the unfunded Medicare Part D as an example. The VA bargains with drug companies for a better price while pharmaceutical interests made sure Republicans passed a drug bill which did not. This has resulted in many cases of citizens being able to go outside the system, clip coupons from the internet and buy their drugs for less money. Until we have a one payer system for medical insurance which is not dependent on an employer based one, we
will continue to be behind the rest of the industrialized world in health care outcomes.

December 29, 2015 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )