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Recent Kansas law eyed to help prison population

How nice of the AP to explain what rules – that previously resulted in incarceration – were no longer needed to protect the pubic.

Weak.

September 11, 2013 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Task force report focuses on increasing marriage, reducing out-of-wedlock births

Oh, really? We should return to the same Bible that recounts numerous instances of polygamy without disapproval? See for example, these accounts: An accurate list of David's wives would include at least five named wives: Michal (1 Sam 18:27, 19:11-18, 25:44; 2 Sam 3:13-14, 6:20-23), Abigail of Carmel (1 Sam 25:39, 1 Chr 3), Ahinoam of Jezreel (1 Sam 25:43, 1 Chr 3), Eglah (2 Sam 3:4-5, 1 Chr 3) and Bathsheba (2 Sam 12:24). David also took "more wives and concubines" in 2 Sam 5:13, 12:7-8, 1 Chr 14:3. Three additional women are mentioned, but we are not told if they are wives or concubines: Maacah (2 Sam 3:3, 1 Chr 3), Abital (2 Sam 3:3-4, 1 Chr 3) and Haggith (2 Sam 3:3, 1 Chr 3). Lastly, there are the ten concubines, or wives as they are referred to in 2 Sam 5:13, 15:16, 16:21-23, 1 Chr 14:3, bringing David's total to at least 22+ "wives/concubines". According to 1 Kings 11:3, David's son Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.

September 7, 2013 at 12:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Task force report focuses on increasing marriage, reducing out-of-wedlock births

The theocrats in Topeka might want to look into a CDC report just out. It shows teen pregnancy nationwide has been in decline for the last five years, curiously coincident with the Obama administration. Even more curious is the fact that the teen pregnancy rate is highest in the red states, where "abstinence only" is the officially permitted approach to the issue.

September 7, 2013 at 12:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider limiting dogs in public cemeteries

So you're getting one of those glass-lidded coffins? I'm jealous.

September 3, 2013 at 9:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislature unlikely to change proof-of-citizenship requirement for voter registration

So now we have the legislature selecting the electorate instead of the other way around. Could anything be more wrong with this picture?

Elected representatives who are anti-democracy are unfit to serve.

September 3, 2013 at 9:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Just think about Ted Cruz for a minute

I'm sure U.S. citizens denied health care coverage would be happy to receive the services available to all Canadians. The only Canadians who come here are the ones who can afford the astronomical prices many Americans can't handle

September 3, 2013 at 9:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Just think about Ted Cruz for a minute

He's a political neanderthal, the reincarnation of Joe McCarthy. His ethnicity and place of birth have nothing to do with anything, except to expose the hypocrisy of the birthers.

September 3, 2013 at 9:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Affordable Care Act nears major milestone; Brownback still opposed

Is anyone else in Kansas tired of paying federal taxes to support expanded health care in other states? This wingnut refusal to accept the benefits of a program we're paying for is both rank partisanship and rank stupidity.

September 3, 2013 at 9:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Affordable Care Act nears major milestone; Brownback still opposed

So people who can't afford insurance – or have pre-existing conditions – get stuck with the inflated "full retail" charges.
Do I trust the government as the "middle man?" The government is at least answerable to the public at the polls. The insurance companies? They're answerable only to the owners, and the public interest be damned. Meanwhile, people in need of treatment are in no position to "shop" for competitive alternatives.

September 3, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate committee recommends Stegall for appeals court

Brownback, through his henchman Kensinger, uses Koch millions to buy a compliant legislature. Then he moves on the judiciary and pretends to look the other way while his partner in crime Kobach does everything possible to suppress the public's ability to restrain an extremist agenda.

If the party affiliations were reversed every Republican in the state would be screaming "Dictatorship!"

September 3, 2013 at 9:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )