Mark_P (Mark Pickerel)


Comment history

Opinion: Blacks forgetting our place again?

Protests always fail until they succeed. Everybody hated MLK back in the 60's, it's been well-documented.

September 29, 2017 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

CTE will do more damage to the NFL than the protests ever will.

September 29, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

NFL owners are fine with the protests, so this seems irrelevant.

September 29, 2017 at 11:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Trump further divides the country

The latest "dialog", or whatever you want to call it, really concerns me.

I think we have to be careful that our fierce patriotism doesn't devolve into jingoism. Maybe we are getting there already, I don't know. I think sports teams in general have gone overboard the way they spread giant flags over the field and accept money from the military to do staged military presentations/reunions and the like. It didn't used to be that way.

I can understand how people felt after 9/11, and how our country was (briefly) united in part because of these displays. But it seems like people have forged this inextricable link between the flag and our military or authorities, to the point where few, if any, forms of protest are deemed acceptable because they offend this artificial construct that has been nurtured by the above. There is a dangerous path here, and it can lead to Authoritarian governments and the like.

September 26, 2017 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

White nationalist posters found on Kansas State campus

Wow, Bob. It took a while for you to bring up Chicago, but my bingo card is almost full. Well done!

September 20, 2017 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Combative Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

Virginia is a Stand Your Ground state with loose open carry laws. I'm surprised more people weren't killed.

August 18, 2017 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Dump Pitts

I love it when Republicans express concern about the National Debt. It will suddenly become irrelevant again when Trump starts another unfunded war and/or repeals Obamacare.

February 20, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

White House doubles down on Trump's false claims about voter fraud

The headline is the truth.

January 25, 2017 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Desperate step

I guess this must be what it feels like to live with an addict.

You wake up one day to find that your car has been sold, your retirement fund's been cleaned out, and your TV and your best silver have been hocked. And they keep promising each time that it's only temporary and that the sun will keep shining in Kansas!

Our Koch-addicted government needs an intervention. Please sit them down this November and make your vote count.

April 24, 2016 at 7:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )