Made_in_China (Paul R. Getto)

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Opinion: Bernie Nation can’t get behind Hillary

Welcome, President Trump.

May 1, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district leaders steer away from outright ban of Confederate flag

Free speech is hard. Education helps, but environment can create kids who want to do this for attention or to impress Dad.

April 30, 2016 at 8:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district leaders steer away from outright ban of Confederate flag

We are symbolic apes and fighting words matter. Perspective and patience are also good.,

April 30, 2016 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the worst storm you've ever been in?

Muscular Sam's cut and borrow tornado.

April 27, 2016 at 9:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

ACLU: Two-thirds of new Kansas voter registrations on hold

The Voter Suppression Plan is working as intended.

April 25, 2016 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: U.S. must shine light on Saudi policy

Yes, he is a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch”.
This line, which now applies to the Saudis, goes way back to WWII.
It has been attributed to:

Franklin Roosevelt on US General George S. Patton.
Winston Churchill on the man Patton loved to dislike (and vice versa), British General Bernard “Monty” Montgomery.
Either or both of them on Charles De Gaulle. Take your pick.
Variations go back further than that. It is claimed that Acheson said this about Tito; And that Dulles said it about Somoza, the son of the son of a bitch of Roosevelt.

Speaking of brutal Nicaraguan dictator Somoza, Harry Truman is supposed to have said “He’s a bastard, but he’s our bastard.” This quote is attributed to Truman, FDR, and Nixon. This is a broad chronological range. There were actuall three Somozas: Anastasio Somoza Garcia, who fathered Luis Somoza Debayle and Anastasio Somoza Debayle, and the Somoza dynasty that ruled Nicaragua from the mid 1930s through the late 1970s......and on and on...so what if our good friends behead, lash and stone their citizens. We need each other.

April 25, 2016 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: School support

They are following the Libertarian blueprint:
“We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”
“We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”

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April 24, 2016 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Desperate step

It will get much worse.

April 24, 2016 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Privatized schools?

They are following the Libertarian blueprint:
“We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”
“We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”

lp.org

April 23, 2016 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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