Lieutenant (Dick Sengpiehl)


Comment history

Editorial: Who’s absurd?

This Virgil Peck of Tyro is generally known to be totally ideological and not the brightest bulb in the Administration. How in the world does a guy like this be nominated for such an important committee? At least in the US House of Representatives the jerk Huelskamp was stripped of his position on the Farm Committee(a slap in the face of a farm state) Now is not a very good time to live in Kansas. How will we be able to entice young people to move to this state when we have such an anti-education administration?

February 18, 2015 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate bill would negate $1.4 million for schools OK'd by Lawrence voters

Ty Masterson, Chairman of the committee is a political hack. I understand he graduated from Augusta High School but there is no evidence he has a college degree. Now it is not legally necessary to have a college degree to make the complicated decisions affecting our children's educations, but in his case he is making wrong headed ones.

February 4, 2015 at 11:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate bill would negate $1.4 million for schools OK'd by Lawrence voters

Mr. Holroyd, if you live in Lawrence it is obvious how you voted in the special election.
I disagree with you vigorously and am proud of my yes vote. Ty Masterson of the House is one of the worst legislators Kansas has. He has a record of long standing opposing funding for education. As does the Speaker. I suggest strongly that each and every Lawrence citizen who supported the yes vote contact their legislator and the Governor immediately!!!

February 3, 2015 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate bill would repeal Common Core standards

Forest Knox is extremely incompetent. Repealing the standards would be a tremendous mistake. Contact your legislator immediately to ensure this doesn't happen. Knox is a wing nut.

January 27, 2015 at 8:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Under scrutiny for Koch connection, KU director sues over records; judge blocks release

Right you are, Richard. Disgusting that KU allowed this to happen. As a KU Business School grad, I'm offended. Also, why is Judge Fairchild holding up the release of the rest of the information?

December 5, 2014 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Smear campaign

Very good letter. Rather than just getting used to it, we need to continually push our legislators to make them aware of how they are affecting our education budget, our arts programs,and funding cuts they have been responsible for by passing Brown back's huge tax cuts for certain corporations and sub chapter S corporations. In this weeks Barron's financial paper, Kansas is described as having a structurally unbalanced budget and ranks 34 among the states in credit worthiness. That's the lowest among all Big 12 members with the exception of West Virginia. Our area Senators and Congressmen know this and are correct in their voting records. In short, they are fiscally conservative, not like the so called conservative Republicans who have been totally irresponsible. Even the esteemed Dolph Simons, Jr., who just received a prestigious Alumni Assn award, revealed in his Sat column that Brownback has made mistakes, needs to admit them, and change course. No, don't just wait it out. Be active and DO something.

November 25, 2014 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas prisons grapple with 'dangerous' staffing shortages

Fred, how do you think Brownback and his administration can "establish a wage" as you say. Because of his tax policy it certainly looks like some cuts are in order. Do you REALLY think this particular need will be filled before other priorities?

November 23, 2014 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Brownback must acknowledge error, alter course

We'll see what these jobs represent soon enough. The bottom line is, I have read no where that the revenue stream will increase enough to counterbalance the huge shortfall generated by Mr. Brownback's tax cuts for certain corporations and subchapter S corporations, Three credit downgrades already. This revenue shortfall will have to be addressed. We'll see how it is addressed soon , Mr. Crow.

November 22, 2014 at 11:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Brownback must acknowledge error, alter course

This is Mr. Simon's "coming to Jesus" moment. Several of us have written letters to the editor warning about the obvious shortfall coming. Unfortunately, Mr. Simons "moment" comes too late in the game. If he believes that Sam Brownback and his allies will change course in the middle of the stream he is sadly delusional. The day should be over for straight line party voting.

November 22, 2014 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )