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Editorial: Dangerous fork

I certainly did not intend to imply that I thought that any other politician or candidate from any party is not guilty of the same thing as Obama. In my opinion, that still doesn’t absolve Obama of guilt.

I also don’t believe that McCain or Romney would have been much better, but probably not any worse.

I do think that certain individuals, from multiple parties, are much more truthful than others. I will tend to vote for these people, regardless of party, based as much on how I perceive their honesty as their exact positions, as long as they don’t violate my core beliefs.

It is certainly a shame that we have devolved our political involvement into commercial sound bites, voting for candidates the same way we pick our laundry soap. Must be why I keep trying to get them to add “None of the above” to all the ballots.

September 10, 2013 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Dangerous fork

Despite your thinly veiled attempt to label me as a voter who is not intelligent or well educated, I will reply with my thoughts.

Your basic argument seems to be that since all politicians lie during campaigns, it is OK.

You support this argument with such jewels as “he tried” and “he is not all powerful”.

You then close with the idea that you wish they wouldn’t lie but everyone else seems to like it, so you will accept it.

You seem to be ignoring the fact that the original question was to name a lie. I did that.

The fact that Obama made a campaign promise that was not in his power to keep simply bolsters my argument, it doesn’t excuse his behavior.

September 10, 2013 at 2:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Dangerous fork

A lie is generally defined as making a statement that is known to be not true, with the intent of deceiving the recipient.

At the time that he made the statement quoted above, Obama knew full well that, even as President, he would not be able to close GITMO on just his own authority. He has also proven over time to have no interest in rejecting the Military Commissions Act or applying the Constitution and/or UCMJ to terrorist.

You can try to spin it any way you want but it was clearly meant to deceive the voting public and he clearly knew it was a false statement.

So you are correct, it is not a lie because he failed. It is a lie because it is a lie.

September 10, 2013 at 11:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Theocracy, anyone?

So it doesn’t bother you that in order to provide the “education, jobs, shelter, food, health care”, the government must take from someone else?

Is there any limit to your taking? Or would you just prefer we keep taking until everyone has an equal share? Would that be enough "general welfare" for you?

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

Editorial: Dangerous fork

How about the promise to close GITMO?

I will admit that I searched for the exact quote so that there was no question on exactly what he said.

Don't bother trying to deflect the blame for GITMO on anyone else, either. He did not say he would close GITMO if Congress let him. He clearly stated that he would close it.

"As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists."

September 9, 2013 at 5:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law

The charts that I referenced showed 80 as the bottom of “low average” so I picked 79 as “below the average guidelines”.

I know, it is from Wikipedia, but the info is clearly referenced and shows multiple charts that show the ranges.

Just to be fair, in light of what you found as “average IQ”, I am willing to modify my statement to say that at least 75% are above and IQ of 90.

August 15, 2013 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

CVS stores requiring ID to buy nail polish remover in effort to combat meth

“ID isn't needed to purchase a weapon from a private citizen at a gun show (one way so many criminals get guns)."

False-even the FBI and F-troop admit that less than 1% of crime guns are obtained at gun shows.

“Should felons be allowed? Should someone who has a restraining order against them be allowed? Should the mentally ill?”

If these people are so dangerous that they cannot have a firearm, why are they even allowed to walk around freely among us? Wouldn’t they be just as likely to cause someone else harm with a knife of a baseball bat?

August 15, 2013 at 5:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law

I will take that bet.

What do you want the stakes to be?

Get them to take an IQ test and we can examine the results.

Since you claim they are all “quantifiably dumb and ignorant” we can set the line at an IQ of 79 or less since this equates to those who fall below the average guidelines.
I will even throw you a bone and bet that more than 75% of the state legislators are above the cutoff.

So put your money where your mouth is and get busy on those tests.

BTW, educated and intelligent are in no way related, as so many people on this forum prove every time they post.

August 15, 2013 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: GOP ‘scheme’

Didn’t you say that you graduated from Manhattan High School in the early 80’s?

How is that possible if you were in Mississippi?

August 14, 2013 at 6:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regulator says transmission is key to renewable energy in Kansas

The net metering law in Kansas allows the utilities to cap the power returned from customers to 1% of the peak load of the previous year. That may seem low but would equate to about 50 MW of power for Westar.
That is a lot of rooftop solar and home wind turbines.
BTW-Net metering in Kansas is only mandatory for investor owned utilities. Rural Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Utilities are not required to allow net metering.

August 8, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )