Michaelkort (Michael Kort)


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Jury convicts Douglas County man of shooting, killing neighbors’ dog

Should say "we have rights above and no check'em gun shows" and end with "go and do the deed" .

I lived next door in OP to a couple who bought the here kids two beagles for Christmas .

Those dogs were a pac and they would charge ( and even run into ) the fence whenever I went outside in back and howl and carry on like they were nuts and there was no getting to know a pac of beagles who had howling in their blood .

So, I got tired of them one day and responded to their "mad dogs charging of the fence" with the "ever deadly garden hose sprayer"....and they took off to the other side of their yard......problem solved !

I'd even go over next door with the parents and slip both dogs some food.....I guess that beagle pacs never learn because they kept the fence howling up and I'd have to remind them with the "deadly garden hose" to get over it .

As they were their kids dogs I never had the heart to call the animal control but I certainly had the reasons if I were bored..... because two beagles are a howling pac that barks at everything from cats to squirrels including early in the AM if they were let out .

Some times it doesn't hurt to take a deep breath and do measured responses to others and their dogs or whatever.....and I had other dogs that came into the front yard and left lawn mowing surprises for my shoes....and rabbits that dug into the yard for surface holes to lay down in the grass to semi hide ( for their own reasons ) that you could twist an ankle in .

January 23, 2018 at 11:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jury convicts Douglas County man of shooting, killing neighbors’ dog

I see a picture of a dog wearing tags shown here in this article .

If its' collar and tags were on authorities could have cited its' owner for a leash or other type of violation and no telling if the dog was microchipped for ID if it would be picked up or lost .

Yes, the dogs owner might have let the dog run lose (?) so blah, blah,blah.....but how does that equate to using deadly force when lesser things to correct the situation ( that are totally out there ) are available ?....of course I'd complain about the humans shooting humans dead but this is Kansas, we rights have no check'em gun shows, where any looney with the money can walk away with a killing machine and goad do the deed

January 23, 2018 at 11:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jury convicts Douglas County man of shooting, killing neighbors’ dog

A responsible neighbor might call Animal Control ( or whatever they call it ? ) and let the dog police come and pick up a free roaming dog, if the dogs owner simply disrguards your request to better control their dog.....and you don't even have to contact the dogs owner, to call the animal police to do their thing......but just shooting a defence less dog ?......it's not like the dog can shoot back ! ........I assume that they could cite and fine the owners of dogs that are allowed to run lose here ? Hey, how about taking a picture for proof that the dog is in your yard or pooping there ?.....now that the dog is dead,.....what if dog poop keeps piling up in the yard from other dogs.......shoot them too ?

Just shooting somebody else's dog is just cruel because the dog has offended your dignity...... and there are other ways to deal with this besides using deadly force on a stupid animal that offend for whatever reason, that is not attacking someone physically .

January 23, 2018 at 10:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voter data for nearly 1,000 Kansans exposed in Florida

So, how are they notifying the 945 Kansas victims of this craziness ?.......who was on Kobachs list ? ( he dates back to 2011 )

How many other states than Florida, have gotten lists that have been given over to members of the public, in other open records requests ?

Considering that Kobach has caught only 15 mostly aged senile republicans over the last two years of his investigating ( what should he have expected to find but mostly senile old republicans ? ) for voting in two states, at the same time, .......how did Kobach come up with a list of 945 Kansans for Florida to check on ?

Is his office simply sending names out of a hat ?.....to other states and letting them do research for him ?....maybe these are Kobachs' enemies lists ?

How many Kansas names ? sent to many other states, does it take to catch 15 mostly entitled republicans, for some other states to maybe do all of the leg work on ?......and how many names does Kansas actually investigate for other more populous states like Florida ? ......at what costs ?

If there are 1,644,614 registered voters in Kansas and Koback has only caught 15 illegal voters in two years, then what is Kobachs' % of success per year at finding these voter fraudsters ( hint....divide 15 by 1,644,614 and the results of that by 2 to find his % of success per year ) ( enough to put a CON....SERVATIVE TOO SLEEP....thinking wears them out ).......and what is his real $ cost per conviction to his office plus the cost of running all of the out of state investigations for other states in Kansas ?........sounds like a real cottage industry for the mindless expansion of the SOSs office .....Kobachs real talent that even Trump saw thru eventually .

January 23, 2018 at 12:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wreck near Clinton Lake kills Junction City woman, injures 2 others

Don't know what caused this accident ( was it a mechanical failure ?) but my sympathies all around to the dead and the injured .

I have driven the east bound stretch of West K-10 once and that was enough to convince me that it was a dangerous travel choice .

1) people getting off of east bound I-70 are used to doing 80 mph ( 5 miles over the limit ) or more and they close on your car from behind if you drive this sanely, as if you should be doing 80 mph, which is unrealistically fast for this road........particularly on this curve .

2) the "as built" radius of this curve is simply too sharp, it has a steep super elevation slant up hill from the inside west bound radius, to the outside east bound radius ( to hold you to the road....when dry ) of this two lane bit of happiness, with a simultaneous steep drop in elevation downward, if you are headed to the east, ......and that is all a little too over the top, .....particularly when it is all combined with a tail gather on their distracting cell phone, who doesn't realize that they are no longer on I-70........or maybe even that they are still in Kansas ?

West K-10 bypass from Iowa St West and North to I-70 needs to be redone into a 4 lane divided with median barriers down the middle and outside barriers on the outside east bound lanes .

January 22, 2018 at 11:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Is President Trump’s doctor feeling all right?

It's time for Mike Pence, Sara Sanders et al to start drinking water on stage with two hands at once, to convince us all that this is a normal way to drink water.........or how about a naval doctor in a uniform using both hands to find a drinks way to his mouth ?

January 21, 2018 at 2:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Is President Trump’s doctor feeling all right?

We have all heard Trump sniffing thru his nose during public on stage events because his nose is stopped up.........not that unusual for Trump.....and only being able to breath thru your mouth will dry your mouth out and the throat which is usually located between the mouth and the lungs, unless you are a con...servative ( lungs that never stop moving air In and out .......unless you are Trump and you are able to not breath for a very, very, very long times !...... on purpose !......or whatever ?

Inside of your nose there are things called terbinates that warm and humidify air that goes thru the nose and into the lungs........which are bypassed when you "mouth breath" because your nose is stopped up which dries out your mouth .

Sudafed, Pseudoephedrine can make you energetic ( and excitable, angery ) and limit your ability to sleep ( cause insomnia ) for a full nights 8hrs sleep, which sooner or later effects your health and your judgement........but it can open up your nose, allowing your mouth to become wet inside once again, as you breath thru your nose naturally .

There is a reason that you have to show ID to buy Pseudoephedrine...........which is......because illegal drug manufactures use it to make.......METH......AMPHETAMINE .

No mention of the presidents blood sugars ?.......because obees people usually have elevated blood sugars .

Where did they get this doctor......From Central Casting ?....and maybe Trump should see a REAL Ear Nose and Throat Specialist because there are other OTC drugs that could replace Sudafed ( if you believe their story.... to begin with ) that have less side effects for those who have a really, really, really big .......nuclear buttons !

He probably needs a nose job indside of his nose but that is a surgery requiring general anesthesia and not going to happen .

I once saw my late mother have a mini stroke that lasted maybe 1 or 2 minutes before the obstruction to the brain moved on without anything medical happening from the external to her .

Slurring words, selective loss of muscle control on one side........it just came and went like that......she was very lucky .

January 21, 2018 at 1:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Empty storefronts become a bit more prominent in Lawrence, new report shows; vacancy rate hits recent high

Could you fit all of the cars parked on Mass between 6Th and 11th St into the parking lot at Walmart on South Iowa ?................but people leave Walmart with shopping carts full of stuff.....and that, Target, Home Depot, Menards, etc brings people into the area in cars....not that there is not an internet where you can shop a huge store of specialty this or that, that is not exactly helping anyone who wants to go into the specialty small shop business any where .

Don't know about Lawrence but some landlords elsewhere not only want rent but a % of your gross profits as well and you do a remodel of the space on your own dime with contractors landlord style demands and costs that can get out of hand .

Real estate investment companies that hold land nation wide could play by a very different logic than a local owner........they could have winners whose earnings are offset by loosers that they are too big to care about.........explain all of the absentee out of town landlords in KCMO who destroy neighborhoods right and left with abandoned properties that become drug infested vacant homes because no one at city hall there even knew how to contact the real owners on properties let to go to hell, to fine them hiding behind corporate ownerships from fines............the city condemns the property and has to tear them down or find a one dollar buyer who can prove enough $ solvency to rehab them or whatever ?

This is also CAPITALISM.......and there will be retail winners and loosers......and some landlords are delusional as to what they can squeeze out of a storefront tenant ,...... or that somehow their delusions, banking constraints or lack of super earner tennants to rent their spaces, are all the cities problems to fix ?

January 20, 2018 at 12:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers to start pushing transparency initiatives

Peter, did I miss something or did you leave out the Legislative GROUP VOICE VOTING with no actual recorded votes from anyone in the legislature,...... So ......no one is able to be held responsible by the voters for anything that they do or don't stand for in the legislatures' agenda ?............sounds like a great job............unless you cross the Kochs............you even get to be............" anonymous on the job " ! ! !

It is the legislators jobs to be held accountable by the voters for what they have or have not done in Topeka and without no exceptions countable individual votes how are we the voters supposed to know a legislators' votes, with anonymous voice votes that are supposedly a yes or no won by some noise comparing (?) majority ?

Topeka should not be known as the world legislative head quarters of " Legislators Anonymous " .

January 19, 2018 at 6:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Journalism holds power accountable

What surprised me was that Trump is on " mini-speed ", .......he acts the part,..... and he has the nuclear football in tow .

Don't know anything about his bone spurs...........but they are probably all the fault of Democrats !,..... or a fake news (?) plot ! .........because people PLOT against Donald who live under his bed, ......and at various media outlets, etc..

January 18, 2018 at 11:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )