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Brownback says media not reporting good economic news. Here's why.

I just hope for him (Brownback) to be gone asap, with the least possible damage between now and then, and for Trump to never have the same chance to inflict this catastrophic damage on the entire nation while whispering his mantra ad nauseum ... "This is good. It will work. This is good. It will ..."

October 18, 2016 at 11:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Grim future

I've given up on anyone trying to convince either Brownback or Trump of anything. Both have their own inner voices that they listen to. In addition to whatever those voices are telling them, they've apparently also been convinced by either the voices or others to disregard any and all facts and evidence that contradict the voices. Our only hope is for the state to wait out Brownback's final term to completely change his policies and for the country to not give Trump his first term at the nation's helm in the first place.

October 16, 2016 at 11:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to consider HERE parking proposal; questions about deal with KU Endowment likely

Oh great, now we're shooting for the "least worst"!! How about a simple, "No. Try again ... with a significantly better proposal than *least* *worst*."

October 14, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plans filed for new fire station; west Lawrence Italian deli changes name amid legal wrangling

Lawrencians should cease and desist using Maceli's catering. *That* Mr. Macelli is, it appears and as far as I'm concerned, acting too much like a certain major-party presidential candidate.

October 5, 2016 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax collections fall $45M short of mark in September

"A task force that Brownback appointed in June is scheduled to release a report recommending ways to improve the state’s revenue estimating process."

I could've saved a lot of time and effort ...

Revise previous FY revenue estimate for Jan., Apr., July, October downward by fifty million dollars.
Revise previous FY revenue estimate for Feb., May, Aug., Nov. downward by thirty-five million dollars.
Revise previous FY revenue estimate for Mar., Sept. downward by twenty million dollars.
Revise previous FY revenue estimate for June, Dec. downward by five million dollars.

October 3, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback, advisers abandon report on Kansas economy

I especially loved this laugh of the day:

"A lot of people found them helpful, but a lot of people were confused by them," said ... a spokeswoman for the commerce department."

She needs to substitute "angered" for "confused" to make it a true statement.

September 26, 2016 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Purge troubling

That would require an end to the self-righteousness that fills his sails, as well as the governor's and those of the GOP presidential candidate. The three of them are shameful but shameless. We need to stop what we can.

September 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library to make contact with International Space Station on Friday

I get e-mail alerts (via NASA's "Spot the Station" program) when the I.S.S. passes over Lawrence and it's dark enough to be visible. It's quite awe-inspiring, I have to say. Here's an example of the information the alerts provide:

From: HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov <HQ-spotthestation@mail.nasa.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 5:57 PM

Subject: SpotTheStation

Time: Wed Sep 07 5:08 AM, Visible: 1 min, Max Height: 60°, Appears: 60° above ESE, Disappears: 27° above ENE

September 8, 2016 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax collections more than $10M short of expectations in August

I'm sorry, Dorothy, but you and Toto are back in Kansas now!

Oz was a dream, Kansas is a nightmare ... thanks to its "wizard" who's anything but.

September 1, 2016 at 8 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Multimillion dollar HERE apartment project fails to get occupancy permit as tenants line up to move in

And that's the way we do things in Lawrence, Kansas!

Can the current city commission rescind the 85 percent property tax rebate?!? Since Here@Kansas couldn't keep their promise about parking, what makes us think they'll be able to keep the promise about being "a major boon for the city’s rental market"?

I hope every current and future city commissioner keeps this in mind when developers make claims like that.

August 18, 2016 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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