Rich_Crank (Richard Crank)


Comment history

Columnist Leonard Pitts tells Lawrence crowd it's time for white Americans to 'stop eating Jim Crow'

Someone who spells the invisible line between countries "boarder" should be careful about criticizing the spoken English of others.

May 22, 2016 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Columnist Leonard Pitts tells Lawrence crowd it's time for white Americans to 'stop eating Jim Crow'

I've been worried about this election. After going through the comments here, I'm now terrified. I know racism still exists but thought (maybe "hoped" is more accurate) it was receding. Boy, was I apparently wrong. It seems electing - and re-electing - a single African American president was a match to the dynamite, even here in Lawrence.

May 22, 2016 at 7 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: New challenges put even more focus on teachers

I trust and hope, Mr. Simons, that you'll keep all this in mind when you prepare to make endorsements and non-endorsements in 2016 and beyond. Otherwise, it's the same old hypocrisy that puts party and ideology ahead of the people's needs, desires, and expectations.

May 21, 2016 at 11:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs bill imposing more Kansas welfare restrictions

This supposedly devout Roman Catholic Kansas governor really does deserve a phone call from Pope Francis to give him a papal sermon. Some Catholic! Some follower of Jesus of Nazareth! What a disgrace to his faith! Maybe his parish priest can do the job.

May 16, 2016 at 8:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback again rated least popular governor in the nation

It's okay, Sam, all's well ... "The sun still shines in Kansas." -- But just what were you smoking when you convinced Kansans of that? My guess is you're just seeking a Koch Industries job. Much as I despise them, I hope and presume they'll decline your offer. You've done enough damage to the public sector, doing the same to Koch might leave them paupers, too.

May 13, 2016 at 12:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Flexibility needed

Flexibility is one thing. Genuflecting and prostration before developers is something very different. I believe there has been far too much of the latter in recent years. A return to sanity is what Lawrence citizens want and deserve.

May 5, 2016 at 10:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Legislature narrowly passes unbalanced budget, ending 2016 session

That Sondheim song needs to be sung differently in Kansas, "Send *out* the clowns."

May 2, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

"There comes a time when you have to take a stand."

I had to double-check, since Sam the Sham provides such counter-evidence, to be sure he is indeed still Roman Catholic (compare his actions with those of Pope Francis). For one, if I were his parish priest I'd make his next penance a reversal of this -- withholding the sacraments until he did so. And if I were Pope Francis I'd be sorely tempted to give him a call and a tongue-lashing. The man is more and more a disgrace ... period.

April 26, 2016 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU student volunteers work to make big difference during The Big Event

Thanks, all who participated!

I'll leave it at that.

April 16, 2016 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Irresponsible path

There was a responsible path, though it should've been taken about three years ago. That was to reject the Brownback administration. But he waited until his skin was no longer in the game so he could destroy the state's economy without fear, thanks to an equally-radical Republican legislature. I refuse to blame the people of Kansas. It's the current governor and legislature that are to blame. Vote 'em out next chance we have, even if it's not soon enough ... and don't replace them with more of the idiotic same.

April 10, 2016 at 10:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )