Comment history

Letter: Not Kobach’s fault

Then fixing Healthcare.gov must be Obama's problem to fix. Gotcha.

October 8, 2013 at 6:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Not Kobach’s fault

Much like Healthcare.gov, Yes?

October 8, 2013 at 6:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shutdown hurting U.S. image abroad, top pollster, KU grad tells Lawrence audience

Don't worry gatekeeper. Your President will likely talk the markets down. Obama warned the world markets that it cannot be taken for granted that the Congress would be able to raise the debt limit before the October 17th deadline so that the US doesn't default. I kid you not. And then he said that he thought world markets should be concerned. Unprecedented!

October 8, 2013 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Chaos in store

The problem that you don't seem to understand is that there has been way too much stimulus already and it has not helped the economy at all. We do not need more bond buying from the fed, borrowing or money printing. The more money that we sink into monetary policy, the worse off we will be at some point in the future. At the same time austerity measures will also cause problems since we have come so far down the debt road. There is nothing that we can do now to stop eventual financial chaos. It's a matter of choosing your poison. IMHO continuing monetary policy through stimulus, borrowing and printing money will only make matters worse down the road. It's better to stop the madness now and take our lumps rather than let this elephant grow.

October 6, 2013 at 9:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 1,100 furloughed because of federal government shutdown, state officials say

They are more than talking points JF1985, they are facts. And they are facts that Obama, the Ds and the msm do not want people to know about. Things like the above will continue to come out and people will begin understand that Ds are equally to blame for this shut down. It's really a power struggle between the two parties and the American citizens will once again be the losers.

October 6, 2013 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Fake punt a risk not worth taking

Sure, it's allowed in the rules, but highly improbable that a running back (a KU strength) substituting for the kicker (another KU strength) will go un-noticed by the opposing team. Remember that teams get scouted so any deviation in the alignment of noted skill players will not escape scrutiny and adjustments made pronto. IMHO, red flags would go up immediately if one of our noted running backs entered the game as a kicker and a time out would be called immediately.

October 6, 2013 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 1,100 furloughed because of federal government shutdown, state officials say

Good Grief! It appears that these workers should not have been furloghed in the first place.

The Pay Our Military Act (H.R. 3210) is a bill from the 113th United States Congress that would appropriate funds to pay members of the Armed Forces of the United States in the event that the federal government shut down. The bill was signed into law on September 30, 2013, only hours before the government officially shut down. And guess what...it came from the Republicans in the house.

The bill was interpreted by lawyers from the Defense and Justice Departments to allow nearly all civilian Defense personnel to return to work as well, on the basis that they "contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members."

This includes virtually all DOD employees, yet this admisinstration chose to furlough everyone in spite of the Pay Our Military Act. To make matters worse, the msm has given Chuck Hagel credit for calling the employees back. Just one more example of the msm deceiving low information voters to blame this entirely on the Republicans.


Adding insult to injury, this administration has closed parks that do not receive fedreal funding. Can anyone say lawsuit?

Adding further insult to injury, the Democrat controlled Senate is refusing to consider legislation passed by the house to open certain important and popular programs such as NIH. Check out Harry Reid on this one.


These are the types of things not being reported by the msm.

Now back to that question about "any doubt on who is responsible for the dysfunction in our congress".

October 6, 2013 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Chaos in store

To a certain extent, I agree with you. Remember though that all money that is borrowed, created, printed or invested in the market eventually ends up circulating through the economy at some point. Money invested by the bank in the market will sooner or later find it's way into the economy when conditions are right. There will be a lag time for the invested money. The banks still own this money. Trillions have been invested which at some point will be unleashed on the economy resulting in uncontrollable inflation. And don't forget that interst rates on our debt will be rising at the same time. We are in a catch 22 currently and frankly we are damned if we do and damned if we don't. I expect hard times ahead regardless of strategy. We are just too far down the road debtwise. Printing more money is not an answer IMHO.

October 6, 2013 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Fake punt a risk not worth taking

This has to be sarcasm. Right?

October 6, 2013 at 12:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )