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Democrats plan strategies to take on Brownback, Kobach and others

The problem with your logic, my Redneck friend, is that the state has control over allocating drivers licenses, birth certificates, passports, ect. So, short of a school ID, which is ultimately controlled by schools/BOE/THE STATE, they can charge what they want for replacements and copies. Furthermore, they can just say "Oops" the system is down; you have to come back tomorrow like they have to my boyfriend three times. This kind of incompetency takes money out of his pocket and can cause him to miss a voting opportunity. (Luckly, he is working toward his CDL and not just an ID or DL.) Why all of a sudden do we have to wait two weeks for our ID anyway? I have only been driving for 16-17 years and I can remember going in and coming out with the DL in hand. But I guess that was too costly and time consuming for the state. Besides, with the way they are doing it now, they could go door to door and make sure people have their IDs and if snap a picture and give a receipt right there if they don’t, then mail it to them in two weeks. But they are purposefully making it harder and harder to get an ID, ultimately eliminating votes.

August 27, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Republican leaders considering constitutional change to thwart school finance ruling

Let our children down one more time and I may personally start a protest.

January 14, 2013 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Attitude shift

Furthermore, guns fulfill three, and possibly the first four, of the levels on Maslow's hierarchy of needs. They provide food, safety and esteem (confidence). And you can ask anyone who has hunting buddies, guns/cross bows bring together friends and family. Name something else that can do that.

January 11, 2013 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Attitude shift

Not every rapist carries a gun, not every home invasion begins with a gun, not every killer kills with a gun! Your obvious assumption is your problem. Even if the 30,000 gun owning bad guys commit 2 crimes each, account for all the bad guys that commit crimes without a damn gun.

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

Letter: Attitude shift

Jan. 4, 2013 – Atlanta, GA;
Dec. 17, 2012 - San Antonio, Texas;
Dec. 31, 2011 – Oklahoma, OK;
Oct. 17, 2012 – Calera, OK ;

Prevention and Protection is less popular in America then mass murder. Why else do stories like the ones above barely get attention? We allow this attitude to continue everyday, we allow the insane to prevail over the heroes. “It’s just good business.” – says every newspaper ever.
The people who would be the first to disarm us are the same ones that will squash US, oppress US, demoralize US, and demonize US. They are the same ones that will get to keep their guns. Frankly, I am not worried about the crazies, I am worried about the police state in which we live. Ask yourself if you are against guns because people kill people with them, or are you against guns because you could not kill someone with one. Bad things happen to good people (especially by out of control governments, which is exactly what we have in the US) and when that person turns out to be you, you would be wise to have a .38 special or better in your hand.
If we were really serious about gun control, we would stop the manufacturing of guns and get control of the ones that are in existence. We would skyrocket the price of bullets like Chris Rock said. That is what is real. But we don't really want to do what is real. But once again, the only people who would benefit would be the rich...the poor would still be poor and powerless and disarmed. When are we going to wake up America?

January 11, 2013 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Attitude shift

What if instead it read:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and I am still here because I was armed.
You want to say it is about fear. I offer this in opposition.

Story from a Kansas State
Highway Patrol officer :

I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding
on U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS.
I asked for her driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance.
The lady took out the required information and handed it to me.
In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age)
to see she had a conceal carry permit. I looked at her and asked if
she had a weapon in her possession at this time.

She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.
Something---body language, or the way she said it---made me want
to ask if she had any other firearms. She did admit to also having
a 9mm Glock in her center console. Now I had to ask one more
time if that was all. She responded once again that she did have
just one more, a .38 special in her purse. I then asked her what
was she so afraid of.

She looked me right in the eye and said, "Not a f***ing thing!"

January 11, 2013 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Religious freedom caucuses set up in Kansas Legislature, eight other states

and you believe that? WOW

October 10, 2012 at 9:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Religious freedom caucuses set up in Kansas Legislature, eight other states

What is misunderstood is the Constitution. When this party of the Christ wins their big religious freedom crusade, they win for all religions! But the forget that. Point: who is to say that the Muslim take over from the inside isn't real? When the so call Christians when their great victory on religious freedom, I see that as a perfect time for the Muslims to come out of their political closets and F*&% some S^#! up. Be careful what freedoms you fight for, because in America, they apply to whoever happens to be in power. Today you might be fighting for the right to not have birth control offered to your employees, tomorrow you might be fighting for the right to put up a Christmas tree in Time Square. Realize what it is you are trying to do and pretend for one moment you are a different sect.

*Disclaimer* I am in no way against Muslims or the Islamic religion, but I do know how afraid Christians are of them, to a point that it is pathetic. This is the only reason I would use the Islamic religion in this way. I unconditionally respect all faiths and believe they can live in peace. If I have offended anyone...grow up.

October 9, 2012 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Religious freedom caucuses set up in Kansas Legislature, eight other states

I'm in! And I would put my name on that also.

October 9, 2012 at 3:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How often do you fish?

Last time I went fishing, my oldest son fell in the lake - it was the funniest thing ever! I love fishing with my boys, ages 5 and 7. It can be stressful, but in a couple more years...they'll think we're just fishin! It's an awesome way to get your kids to sit and talk with you.

May 4, 2012 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )