Mondays (Bart Johnson)

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Letter to the editor: Rein in CO2

Well gosh gee Ken, that means we don't need a carbon tax, we don't need cap and trade, and we don't need subsidies for clean energy, right?

April 18, 2016 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What would you do to get out of paying taxes?

Dorothy, you're just a thief who wants to steal from your betters. Rich people are better than you, quit trying to take what you didn't earn.

April 16, 2016 at 9:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What would you do to get out of paying taxes?

Notice they didn't ask one person who pays a lot in taxes. It's real easy to talk about "paying" taxes when what you really mean is stealing from someone else.

April 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: School solutions?

Dorothy, you want to destroy taxpayers to fund worthless teachers who don't teach. Kids can't read and it's the schools' fault.

April 16, 2016 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Rein in CO2

Mr. Schmidt seems to be unaware of some facts. First of all, the sea level rose all through the 20th century and you know what? We handled it just fine. Second, even if the US cuts emissions in half it will have almost zero impact on climate models' projections. Finally, cutting emissions would mean cutting fossil fuel usage, and frankly there is no viable alternative. Without the energy from fossil fuels, we simply could not produce as much food as we do, and millions of people would starve to death.

Mr. Schmidt asks us to risk millions of lives to protect against problems that we can handle just fine as proven by the fact that we are already handling them. No thank you.

April 16, 2016 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP's social, fiscal conservatives at odds over gay rights

Kristine, you were clearly educated in public school. You are so full of hatred and anger that you didn't even understand my post. Good luck with your hatred of others, I at least will defend your right to speak, even if you wish to silence others because they are different from you.

April 8, 2016 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP's social, fiscal conservatives at odds over gay rights

Yes, Kristine, it is OK for any business owner to deal or not deal with anyone they want. It's called freedom of association and it's supposed to be guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights.

And yes, it's the bigots, racists and sexists that I'm talking about--they have the right to not associate with those they don't want to. Sorry--you cannot use the force of law to make people nice. I stand up for their rights because it's the unpopular, hard cases like that which require liberty-minded people to be vigilant. Are you against cruel and unusual punishment? Who cares! They're just convicted criminals, right? Or should we stand up for their Constitutional rights too?

Here's a reality check, Kristine: the Constitution is there to protect the hard cases to create a buffer for everyone else. Yes, drug dealers are protected from unreasonable searches. Yes, child rapists are protected from cruel and unusual punishments. Yes, trash media who report on celebrities' personal lives are protected in their speech. And yes, business owners who are racists, sexists and bigots are protected in their right to conduct business with whom they choose. We don't protect these people because we support their behavior, but because we would rather err on the side of too much individual freedom than too little.

April 8, 2016 at 1:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would radically overhaul how Kansas schools are funded

Dorothy, the facts are that almost 100 years ago, only 3 million Americans were illiterate and most of those were older people who had never gone to school. Of the 32 million today, most all of them have gone to school. Our IQ average hasn't gone down, so it's not the students who are to blame.

You try to blame everything but the schools. The schools suck and should be abolished.

April 7, 2016 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would radically overhaul how Kansas schools are funded

You can call it an opinion all you like. The fact that 32 million adults are illiterate in the US won't change.

April 7, 2016 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would radically overhaul how Kansas schools are funded

Really? So the social/cultural stuff they pick up at school, like twerking and the nicknames for various drug, is key to the cohesion of society?

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

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