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Opinion: Benghazi, IRS: Son of Watergate?

What a joke. As someone who was old enough to actually pay attention to Watergate, Cal should be ashamed. Of course, judging by his past worthless partisan hack pieces, I'd say he had shame removed a *long* time ago.

May 17, 2013 at 12:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback signs into law concealed carry measure; campuses exempt for four years

Safe from who or what exactly? The last few incidents had the loonies wearing body armor FFS, and your pistol is going to do nothing for you when it comes to concealed high explosive bombs. This law is dumb, useless, and will have hardly any effect at all other than showing exactly how messed up the current GOP legislative priorities are.

This law is to School Safety what the photo ID law is to Elections Fraud: A solution in search of a problem.

April 18, 2013 at 4:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Bill to repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students introduced in committee

How can a person be illegal? They may be living here illegally, but they're not an illegal person. In any case, their parents brought them over, so up until they're 18 their parents are the responsible party.

After they turn 18, they can fill out their own paperwork to stay in the country legally, which works just fine as they have visas for students to come study here. So the question is, are they a resident of the state of Kansas for tuition purposes? Well their parents paid taxes and they've lived in Kansas long enough to go through high school, so that would seem to be a yes. The law as it is makes more sense than rewriting it to punish some kids for the failings of their parents and INS.

January 31, 2013 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Bill to repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students introduced in committee

Nooo if your not a Kansas resident you pay more than if you are one to go to a Kansas school. The kid graduated from a Kansas HS so they've obviously been living here long enough to establish residency. The rest is up to INS to hash out, but if they then use their status as a student to stay in the country legally, they're not even breaking any laws at that point.

So they're a resident who graduated from a KS high school and who is paying taxes and they shouldn't be allowed to go to school at some point because of something their parents did? Because you don't like them since they don't vote Republican since they're not a citizen??

January 31, 2013 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas revenues beat December forecast

I don't think you understand why theft is wrong but paying taxes is not. One way to examine the rightness or wrongness of an action is to examine what would happen to society if *everyone* engages in that action.

What happens if everyone just takes what they want from other people? People are unable to plan for the future because they won't know whether they will still have houses, cars, food, or other possessions from day to day. People turn to violence to protect what they have. Society breaks down and we turn into roving tribes of bandits.

No what happens if no one pays taxes? Roads and bridges collapse because no one is paid to maintain them. Courts and police no longer run, so there is no one to protect the innocent or even resolve disputes without violence. Schools shut down for most people and huge sectors of the economy are thrown into uncertainty. Industries are free to pollute the air and water as there is no one to stop them from doing that. Etc.

So again, how is taxation theft, when the consequences of not paying taxes look the same as the consequences of everyone stealing and both are bad?

January 1, 2013 at 11:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Largest wind farm in Kansas to begin operation soon

Funny how you never hear these lawmakers complain about the tax breaks oil companies get. Or about the tax cuts Koch Industries managed to wrangle out of last year's legislature.

December 30, 2012 at 6:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Largest wind farm in Kansas to begin operation soon

Right, because every other kind of power plant is up and running at max capacity 25 / 7.

At least with wind, you only need to take some of them down at a time for repairs. And you know, way to ignore the fact that this is actually generating jobs for Kansans and producing something useful. Unlike all of the unharnessed hot air that seems to be produced by ignorant blowhards throughout this state.

December 30, 2012 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Efficiency task force to call for review of collective bargaining laws

Wow, they're trying to find ways to make schools more efficient and the best thing they can come up with is: "let's try and bust the teachers union?" I don't think that word (efficiency) means what they think it means.

December 13, 2012 at 6:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback's budget office recommends funding cut to higher education

WTF? Are you even paying attention? The latest round of recommendations is to raise the admission standards, not to dumb anything down. And there's an entire campus in Kansas City devoted to mainly non-traditional students.

Or are you somehow claiming that KU should now give up on the idea of being a public university and just drop the in-state discount? That'd be a great alternative funding source.

December 11, 2012 at 6:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback's budget office recommends funding cut to higher education

Hardly. Even if it were good for the University, which is debatable, it would mean one less affordable education option for young Kansans and the only people who gain are the older Kansans who already have their degree and are now paying less tax.

It's another case of the Governor being penny wise and pound foolish.

December 11, 2012 at 6:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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