Mark_P (Mark Pickerel)


Comment history

Saturday Column: GOP splits threaten Brownback re-election bid

I think it's adorable that Dolph equates Obama with the Koch Brothers.

August 25, 2014 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your turn: Police review should precede new facility

Maybe we'll still make the 4-team playoff?

August 21, 2014 at 3:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: How will universities replace state budget funds?

It might help repair KU's reputation a little with the KS Legislature if you stopped smearing KU at every opportunity in your Saturday Column.

You are asking how to help KU with one hand, but your other hand is holding a knife that has stabbed KU repeatedly.

July 27, 2014 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

As 31st Street closes, Lawrence traffic woes in full bloom; funding battle over K-10 Connector looms

This city is increasingly becoming an un-driveable mess in the summer because we don't want to subject the poor students to this construction. Would it be at all possible to do some of these projects in the fall or spring, so we don't get slammed all at once like this?

I've lived here thirty years, and this seems to be the worst it has ever been. And the people who live and work here in the summer--pay for this stuff--get the full brunt of it.

I hear the same excuses every year about "if we didn't do it now", etc. It gets really old. We'll hear the same song and dance next year. My main hope is that, once the bypass is completed, people can finally be able to drive around this nightmare.

June 7, 2014 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas revenues off $92M in April

I love how they argue for their own incompetence by saying effects of tax policy that has been in place for a year were not anticipated.

May 1, 2014 at 7:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Removal of teacher tenure evaded usual scrutiny, but proponents say measure was warranted

"State Sen. Tom Arpke, R-Salina, introduced the amendment and had difficulty answering questions about it later in the debate."

Why am I not surprised at this?

April 14, 2014 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Political malpractice

I said that already, John, but thanks anyway.

November 12, 2013 at 4:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Political malpractice

Sure, but the intelligence gathered by the Republican administration was bad at the time. They were railroaded, plain and simple.

I don't want to go back and forth about this, it's true that both parties are to blame. But I hate it when Republicans grouse about the debt and blame it on entitlements when it exploded under a Republican president who spent it on stupid wars and a tax cut and told everybody to "go shopping".

November 12, 2013 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Political malpractice

Oftentimes administrative costs bump up the price of insurance, and ACA does have some regulations built in that will help control that variation somewhat. Not perfect, of course, but nothing will ever be.

I think also have to give the Feds the ability to negotiate drug prices. Stop giving the farm away to the drug companies.

November 12, 2013 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Political malpractice

John...Maybe if we didn't start two wars and cut taxes while doing it, we wouldn't HAVE a deficit. I wonder which party did that?

November 12, 2013 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )