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Man admits making threat against Kansas synagogue

This sorry excuse for a human being is in fact a terrorist by virtue of his actions. Why doesn't the AP call him a terrorist?

March 16, 2017 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taking out the trash set to change in Lawrence: earlier collection times, new days for yard waste

The City Commission voted without public input. This goes beyond an inconvenience and is a brain dead solution pure and simple. <strong>Who voted for this idiocy?</strong>

The only time I have mow and do yard work is on the weekend; I can't take a vacation day every Thursday to do yardwork. So now I have to find some dry place to stow sometimes upwards of 5 brown bags for 5 days until the City picks them up. Then on top of that, the bags will be rotted on the bottom so I will have to rebag everything Thursday night before putting the bags to the curb.

March 16, 2017 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would pre-empt concealed-carry regulations devised by KU and other schools

Megan Jones is absolutely correct when she made her comments.

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Megan Jones, a graduate student and instructor at KU expressed her objections to the bill even more bluntly.

"Campus-carry is only meant to defend and protect white men on campus," she said, prompting a quick warning from committee chairman Rep. John Barker, R-Abilene, to focus her remarks on the bill being discussed.

"This is incredibly relevant because the universities cannot make policies that would protect students on our campuses who are at the most risk," she said. "People are being threatened now on our university campuses for being black, for being LGBT, for not appearing the way all of the representatives for the NRA have appeared in front of this Legislature."

March 10, 2017 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would pre-empt concealed-carry regulations devised by KU and other schools

From the article:
One reason projects like the drone missile are leaving, he said, is because standard industry practices and federal regulations "strictly forbid" firearms from facilities where such weapons are being developed and tested.

"Because HB 2220 prevents lab managers from enforcing even the most basic lab safety protocols with respect to weapons, keeping the lab open and continuing experimental work on this aircraft and others like it will be an act of gross negligence," Barrett-Gonzalez said.

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The NRA and their sheep (bleet, bleet, 2nd Amendment, bleet, bleet) and those who want open or concealed carry at an institution of learning have no concept of the economic impact their goals have on those institutions. Read above and read the rest of the article. Every project that cancelled or leaves the state costs money, jobs and knowledge that will not come back.

Finally, one of you sheep please tell me why you need open carry (or even concealed carry) on a university campus. Is it so you can walk around like a bantam rooster and measure [things] or what? Use logical reasoning and provide a concise, coherent argument, not just something like "bleet, bleet, 2nd Amendment, bleet, bleet, 100 - round magazine, bleet, bleet."

BTW, I do have a CCH and am trained, and I do know the difference between an actual need to carry and "bleet, bleet, 2nd Amendment, bleet, bleet."

March 10, 2017 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would pre-empt concealed-carry regulations devised by KU and other schools

No Sam, No.
It's a perfect segue (look it up) and you know it.

We have "churches" in LFK that preach politics from the pulpit and on signs next to the road. (IMHO, some of what is said is downright offensive.) Those "churches" should lose their tax exempt status and pay taxes.

BTW: I've often wondered, based on your comments, if you're related to Jim.

March 10, 2017 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Unanimous decision by Kansas Supreme Court: School financing system does not meet constitutional requirements

We knew this.

Why did The Guv waste money the state does not have?

Sad.

March 2, 2017 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sessions steps aside from Russia-contact investigation

Not just calls for him to recuse himself, but calls for him to resign. During his confirmation hearings Sessions said that those who perjured themselves under oath should not serve. Was he applying the standard to just others, but to himself also?

IOW: Does Sessions consider himself above the law as do most of those in Trump's administration or is he subject to the same laws as the rest of us?

March 2, 2017 at 11:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Rep. Jenkins announces retirement from politics, says she won't seek any office in 2018

Paul,
Maybe she's on the outs with The Guv and doesn't want him to appoint her replacement. If you remember, that's how The Guv became our Senator who wasn't a Senator.

January 25, 2017 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Rep. Jenkins announces retirement from politics, says she won't seek any office in 2018

Looks like she stayed long enough to get her pension.

Now, let's get a good progressive to run for the 2nd district.

January 25, 2017 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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