Mark_Jakubauskas (Mark Jakubauskas)


Comment history

Whitewater group explains how $70 million Clinton Lake project would be funded; it involves help from the public and a new shopping center

No more corporate subsidies. No more stupid projects that suck down sales tax funds.

February 14, 2017 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crowd turns out at Kansas Statehouse to support bill that would repeal campus carry

Relevant article from the National Conference of State Legislatures:

"Guns on Campus: Overview"

January 26, 2017 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City looking for new location for library skating rink

Why throw good money after bad ? Accept the fact that the plastic rinks sucks, everybody knows it, nobody wants to skate (I mean, clomp around) on it, and cut the losses. New location, more money expended ISN'T GOING TO MAKE IT BETTER.

January 26, 2017 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City asked to financially back outdoor rec center at Clinton State Park

Lots of public money for developers, private apartments, and waterparks for the well-off.
No money for sidewalks.....

December 14, 2016 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach, without evidence, supports Trump's false claim of 'millions' of illegal votes

"All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.
For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying."

November 30, 2016 at 2:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Discussion of more signs for Kasold-SLT intersection on tap; thoughts of a Crossgate Drive interchange for the SLT

How about a roundabout at K-10 and Kasold ? <grin>

November 30, 2016 at 2:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City hopes new activities will fix sharp decline of skating rink visitors

People don't go there, because, simply, it sucks. Look, it was a dumb idea that needs to be killed. I've watched people clump around on that surface. It's not skating. Nobody glides. It's small, it's boring. You'd get more sliding action if you waxed it and gave everybody socks to wear. This can't be fixed, only terminated.

November 22, 2016 at 11:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's that under construction along 23rd Street? Here's an update

Chad Lawhorn. Still the funniest newspaper columnist around !

November 21, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

9-year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by SUV near 23rd and Massachusetts

As I understand it, Ms. Arneill and her daughter were walking south across 23rd Street, in the crosswalk; the SUV was northbound on Massachusetts, turning eastbound onto 23rd and did not yield right of way to the pedestrians.

November 8, 2016 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City moves forward with plan to make residents pay for sidewalk repair

The equity and fairness issues are indeed stunning. Most of the sidewalks - especially older sidewalks in need of repair - will be on the east side of town. Given the demographics of Lawrence, it means that sidewalk repair costs will fall disproportionately upon lower-income, elderly, and minority populations.

Could the city - acting on behalf of a developer or developers - use the cost of sidewalk repair as a stick to induce a low-income, minority, or elderly homeowner to sell out ? Could the costs of sidewalk replacement be used as an inducement by the city to push "undesirables" out of their homes to make way for gentrification ?

Furthermore, the insistence that the homeowner repair the sidewalk will without question lead to sidewalks rebuilt with thin, quickie concrete mixed from a bag, rather than a properly poured and finished sidewalk done by a reputable concrete company.

Will the city require those homeowners in the city who do not have sidewalks on their property - think much of Lawrence west of Iowa - to install sidewalks ?

October 24, 2016 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )