Slowponder (Jonathan Becker)


Comment history

Kansas senator blocks testimony from female witnesses with 'low-cut necklines and miniskirts'

And we are paying a per diem to Senator Distraction??? I want my money back. . . .

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

Plans filed for major soccer complex near eastern end of SLT; Kansas ranks near top of list of states people are leaving

I am shocked, shocked to hear that Kansas is in the top ten in "move-outs." Didn't the soothing words of the grate governator Samy brownbak make those people pine to return?

(This message was brought to you with a heavy dose of sarcasm.)

January 13, 2016 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Rising costs

The scrivener of the LTE omits the fact that his $5,400 in health insurance premiums and his $6,600 deductible are tax deductions on Schedule A. Unless his income is more than $160,000, he is entitled to take some of those expenses as tax deductions.

Does anyone fact check these LTE anymore? And if they are fact-checked, who? A member of the Flat Earth Society?

January 13, 2016 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers spar over mental hospital's safety issues

Sen Ward asked the wrong question. Rather than asking, "Who got fired?", he should have asked, "Who got promoted or got a raise?"

December 29, 2015 at 7:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City overpaid Oread hotel's development group, mayor says

It is not a whitewash. The great white fatha in Topeka hath decreed that mucho sales tax info is privileged info. The Commish is playin' within the rules on a table that is tilted by the great white fatha in Topeka in favor of simple-minded businessmen like Thomas Fritzel, who are just so confused by tax numbers. Let us now have a moment of silence in sympathy for Mr. Fritzel. (sniff, sniff, sob.)

December 16, 2015 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds lack of controls by Just Food board played role in alleged fraud by Jeremy Farmer

Mr. Holroyd can go file a lawsuit commonly known as a daedimus action and pay the filing fee to the Douglas County District Court and then get all of the documents by subpoena or discovery that he is so sure support his innuendos, suppositions and half-baked accusations. Put thy money where thy mouth is, Davey, ol' boy. If David the savant simply looked at the form 990 that was posted on its website, he could say, "Heyyyyyy, these numbers don't add up and I know it because I am a graduate of the Jethro Bodine Skul of Sumz." And then the appropriate questions would have ensued in a less inflammatory dialogue.

It is more than ironic to this observer that the "new" method of handling cash at Just Food has just as big a hole in its procedure as the former Farmer procedure. What is not to prevent the trusted designated board member(s) from going to the box, finding that big check from the David Holroyd Foundation, taking that check not to the McFadden Group but to their own bank and depositing it under a bank account they set up called "Just Food" and then moving the money from the Holroyd Foundation out of their fake account to Belize or St. Kitts or some other place with secretive financial laws? No one would know until the Holroyd Foundation asked, "Where is my donation acknowledgement letter, that I need to deduct my donation on my taxes?"

December 7, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Lesson of history

Those like Brownback believe we should not permit any Syrians into Kansas have a poor image of the strength of this country and particularly this state. Brownback demonstrates an ignorance of what part of government controls foreign policy and immigration. Finally, I do not want to hear Sammy speak about his Christianity. Didn't someone say, "And the second commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself?"

November 21, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Recycling refinement

Ending a sentence with a preposition is something the editor should not put up with.

October 20, 2015 at 10:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former AG Phill Kline sues to restore law license

Ironic is it that the current state AG will have to ask the Legislature for mo' $$ to defend the court the legislature wants to defund.

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

October 19, 2015 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas elections chief files 3 criminal cases under new law

Boy I feel a whole lot better now that all that voter fraud with illegal aliens voting is a goner. The election judges in Johnson and Sherman counties should have been able to tell these folk were aliens. Their green reptilian skin and super light sabers should have been dead giveaways.

October 13, 2015 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )