Slowponder (Jonathan Becker)


Comment history

Brownback's signature would usher in biggest change to Kansas liquor law in decades

Wider access to strong beer is Brownback's only acknowledgement of the need for relief from his tax cuts that have not worked as touted. They have not produced jobs, they have not produced more $$ for the state coffers, they have not made Kansas the destination point for businesses. His simple solutions to complex problems have an easy lure to an electorate, that now finds its relief in strong beer. #SAD.

April 16, 2017 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor now backs ‘flat’ income tax plan, including eliminating exemption he had championed

Everyone is missing the point of this con job. Ask this question: A flat tax of 4.6% on what? Federal taxable wages? Federal adjusted gross income? Federal adjusted gross income plus or minus other credit/deductions added in or disallowed? Do you want to pay 4.6% of $100 or 4.6% of $100, adjusted by all of the governator's allowances that are only available for his rich coupon-clipping supporters?

As Bismarck said, "Never watch the making of law or sausage."

April 5, 2017 at 9:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas taxes nearly $12M short of expectations in March

Mr. Summers,

Rather than bloviating generalities, please specify which employees should be dumped, in your crass language. Don't come on the LJWorld web site with your pandering to the lowest common denominator. Tell us exactly where to cut. You act as a all-knowing, holier-than-thou know-it-all. Come down from Olympus and give us your expertise, if any, on where the cuts should be made.

Oh, and please also deign to tell us what exalted job on Olympus you hold that is so indentured by taxes that are the result of the consent of the governed.

April 3, 2017 at 10:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas taxes nearly $12M short of expectations in March

Obviously, this is not the governor's fault. It is the fault of the calculator's used by Kansas Dept. of Revenue. Those calculator's were purchased with federal grant money when Obama was President. Ergo, it is Obama's fault. :-)

When the governator's flack comes out and tells us it is the agriculture or aviation or tech business fault, we are reminded of the ancient Confucius adage, "Whenever you point one finger, there are three pointing back at you."

April 3, 2017 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Arts deserve support

Choose between the Bombastic Bob's or this:

Winston Churchill was asked in WWII if he supported a cut in funding of the arts. The Prime Minister replied, "Then what are we fighting for?"

March 24, 2017 at 6:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Obamacare' repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

I wish I had the popcorn concession for this one. . . .

March 23, 2017 at 11:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district denies open records request for school board applications

Camera stellate, abolished in 1640, is alive and well in Lawrence, KS.

February 27, 2017 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Appeals court criticizes state law in workers compensation claim involving Eudora-based company

Is Judge Carol Arnold-Burger in any way related to Judge Karen Arnold-Burger? Or has the LJW discovered a new Judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals?
Given that the Honorable Judge Karen Arnold-Burger wrote the opinion about which you write, a minimum of competence would set getting her first name right.

February 27, 2017 at 7:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Go, Kobach

Mr. Warren,

Your priorities are misplaced. Secretary Kobach should be lobbying the Legislature for authority to kill and capture these A-#1 priorities that you have identified - UFOs, zombies, and Big Foot. He would be so much more successful. Think about his next campaign slogan: Vote for Kris W. Kobach - zombie slayer.

February 24, 2017 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

District’s failure to release information about school board applicants is a disservice to the public

Perhaps the LJW should use the same "open" methodology for its coverage of the upcoming school bond issue. LJW could delay coverage as to what the bond issue is about until after the election. That way, the LJW could avoid any competing bond issues from getting an unfair advantage.

Seriously, the idea of competition for replacement of a school board member is misplaced. The selection should be the best person, not who writes the best application.

February 24, 2017 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )