Slowponder (Jonathan Becker)

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Longtime large retailer in downtown to close; the price of your cocktail may soon spike in Kansas

Carrie A Nation is rising up from her grave cheering Sam Brownback for his smashing of the destroyer of men's souls, the evils of elderberry wine and other sinful spirits by his taxing and taxing and taxing of the sinfulness of alcohol. Now we have to drive to Missouri not only for food but for our daily ration of elderberry wine.

January 12, 2017 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State's STAR bonds legislation needs thorough 'vetting,' state senator says

As Tonto said, "White man talk with forked tongue." Read these two sentences from this article and explain the difference.

?She explained the use of STAR bonds would not create new tax obligations for Lawrence or Douglas County residents." AND

"Craghead added that sales taxes from an associated mixed-use development on the west side of Lawrence or west of the city would provide the remaining 51 percent of the revenue needed to pay off the bonds."

As I read this in my slow, ponderous way, Lawrence or Douglas County residents would not have new property taxes, but if you visit the associated mixed-use development on the west side of Lawrence or west of the city, you would pay a new sales tax. Someone tell me where my reading is wrong. Or are we being told to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

December 27, 2016 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers call on Brownback to make cuts before session

Aren't we lucky to have the wisdom of a troll like Bob Summers. We should all just blindly follow his advice, but his intelligent and wise advise runs into this thing called arithmetic. His facile solution is to get rid of "They". Assuming "They" are the Governor, the Legislature and the Judiciary, we will follow the wise advice to troll Summers and cut them all to zero, nada, zip and zilch. Now, stand by for the wit and wisdom of the great Bob Summers as he tells us what other cuts to make balance the budget. After all, he is only $187,013,429 short. :-)

A reply from The Troll will refer to the "liberal condition." He just hates arithmetic.

November 27, 2016 at 9:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Good hire

Tut, tut, Mr Holroyd, such selfish a question.

November 17, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New poll shows Trump up by 24 in Kansas; judicial retention races may be close

A flash survey is a short survey that rather than contacting a person for that person's opinion, permits the person to contact the surveyor. There is no information as to location of the 346 likely voters who contacted Ft. Hays and participated in a survey. A typical flash survey is done online. Just take their word they were registered Kansas voters, because everything you read on the internet is true.

November 4, 2016 at 10:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas taxes nearly $13M less than anticipated in October

The blaming of ag and energy makes no sense. Having eliminated tax obligations to 330,000 sole proprietorships, partnerships, S-Corps, LLP et al., the governor blames ag and energy for not producing expected revenues. Why should he expect ag and energy, which is made up of many sole proprietorships, partnerships, S-Corps, LLP et al., to produce tax revenue?

This does not pass the Spock test. Illogical

November 3, 2016 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Choosing abstinence

Self praise stinketh.

October 25, 2016 at 8:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach files answer after court enters default judgment in Kansas voting rights case

Don't get your hopes up that the default judgment will stand. All KKK has to do is show "good cause" which is a liberal and mutable standard. He will have to show mistake, inadvertence, surprise, excusable neglect, newly discovered evidence, fraud, judgment is void, OR judgment is satisfied AND some other reason to set aside a default judgment. Vacation or calendaring errors could be acceptable other reasons.. If it is a close call, the court should err and permit his late answer to stand and order the judgment to be set aside.

October 13, 2016 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach defends voting laws in light of primary results; also defends acting as Trump surrogate

Dear Mr. Kobach,

As a Harvard educated lawyer, you should realize that coincidences do not equal consequences. Your argument fails. Harvard wants it diploma back.

September 1, 2016 at 7:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach defends voting laws in light of primary results; also defends acting as Trump surrogate

Dear Mr. Kobach,

As a Harvard educated lawyer, you should realize that coincidences do not equal consequences. Your argument fails. Harvard wants is diploma back.

September 1, 2016 at 7:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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