Lynn731 (Charles L Bloss Jr)


Comment history

Letter: Guns, refugees

Perhaps you should be. Then again, it depends on the person. When I was 21, I was sworn in as a deputy sheriff, and began carrying a firearm. I worked as such for 30 years, and am still carrying a firearm. I expect I will until I either get really sick and/or die. Whatever happens, you have nothing to fear from me. Not everyone who carries is something to worry about. A gun is the only inanimate object I know of that is blamed more for the evil done with it, than the person misusing it.

November 25, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Another blemish

Fine, you open your door and let all of them in. They won't get such a welcome at my place, because there may be terrorists among them. I detest terrorists.

November 25, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: ID concerns

I agree that proper identification is most important for most of the activities we do. I support proper identification for voting. A state issued ID such as a driver's license should be adequate, though we all know that these are not 100% accurate. KS continues to make every effort to make them so. They change the format regularly, and update it to make it much harder to counterfeit. The editorial is well written and covers the problems that lack of adequate ID can cause in our society.

November 23, 2015 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor who used n-word in class discussion is placed on leave

This is insane. I grew up in the TX, where this word was used frequently. I never liked it, and as a child never understood the discrimination. The required sitting in the back of the bus, the separate restrooms, drinking fountains, and restaurant facilities. We had a black maid who was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. I loved her as I loved my Mother. She refused to enter our home by the front door, though we told her to do so many times. She said it wasn't right. The n word was used in a classroom setting in a university where supposedly learning is taking place. How can one learn about discrimination without describing it? I grew up with it. This professor did nothing wrong, and this entire response is silliness by a group of stupid people. I would suggest that all of them need to grow up.

November 21, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Lesson of history

I disagree. No one thinks all Syrian people are terrorists. The concern is that terrorists will hide among the Syrian's and get into our country that way. After what terrorists are doing all over the world, it appears to me to be a very valid concern. My opinion is that there are already terrorists among us, be it foreigners or Americans who support terror groups. Using caution in this situation is prudent and I agree with it. I do not agree with the way japanese Americans were treated in the US during WW II. That was a knee jerk reaction, and I am ashamed of it.

November 21, 2015 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Quick response

Exceptional job done by the LPD, congratulations.

November 21, 2015 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers review whether same-sex couples should be foster parents

I have two good friends who adopted two children, and are caring for two others as foster parents. All of the children came from homes with parents who had so many problems with drugs or alcohol, and/or criminal records that the children were taken away from them by the court, or they gave them up voluntarily. It takes a tremendous amount of love and caring to teach these children the things they need to know in life, and change the problems that came from their previous situation. I take great delight in hearing about the children when I go to visit one of the parents every other week. My friends are lesbians. Had I not known them for many years, as conservative as I am, I would have the same concerns as Senator Knox, whom I have great respect for. I do know them well, however, and I can say that they are as good parents as could be found anywhere. Their sexual preference is of no concern to me, I look at them as loving, caring individuals who are trying to reverse the previous upbringing of these children, love them, care for them, and teach them right from wrong. They are doing this. I hope the members of this committee find a couple like this, and study what they are doing in detail. Ask the judge who knows them well and helped them adopt these kids. They will learn as I did, that sexual preference is unimportant. Love, caring and good parenting is what really matters.

November 18, 2015 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Unwinnable wars

Very well said Mr. Bennett, and I agree. We should be taking care of our country, and our citizens, first. We should stop all foreign aid, except to Israel, until we are out of debt. We should, however, continue to build up our military.

November 17, 2015 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Campus guns

Good editorial. This law has been in effect since July and I do not recall hearing of any problems with it. I have not seen anyone carrying openly. As I understand the law only people over 21 can carry. I think it is a good law. It may slow down shootings in "gun free zones" which are nothing but hunting grounds for mass murderers, as they know they will encounter little to no armed resistance in those places. Every change in KS firearm laws has been met with cries of blood running in the streets, and shoot outs. It just has not happened. I think KU and other universities in this state should give the law a chance before condemning it. Actually they have no choice, so instead of fighting it tooth and nail they should be planning for it from a position of support. It is the law now. I support it, many others do as well. Of course people should let their feelings known, this is America and they have that right. It is practiced regularly in Lawrence and I support that. I could have predicted that liberals would not like this law,. As a peace officer for 30 years, now retired, I have watched the firearm laws in KS evolve. I have always supported the right of law abiding citizens to be armed. Now that we have constitutional carry, which many of us have worked hard for many years to get, let's support it and make sure it works.

November 13, 2015 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Brain immaturity

Thank you.

November 12, 2015 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )