Slowponder (Jonathan Becker)


Comment history

Proposals advance to change how Kansas picks highest court

. . . And in other news, the State of Arkansas, where the characteristics of rube, rural and backwater are supreme, is moving to have precisely the merit selection process, currently found in Kansas, added to its constitution. Razorbacks are tired of the money flowing into judicial elections. Correction: Razorbacks are tired of the MONEY flowing into judicial elections.

February 18, 2015 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers seek classroom tweaks in school budget row

How about a block grant program that encourages Chambers of Commerce to design educational core curriculum. The best designed program meeting the local school board approval wins the biggest block grant.

Does anyone find it ironic that the Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit institution, is the state's largest business (for profit) group?

February 15, 2015 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

Down $47M. Schadenfreude, Sam. He seems to be taking pages from the Palin Playbook.

January 30, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor seeks tax increases to address budget woes

I am making a beer run to KC, MO. Who needs a keg?

January 16, 2015 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Kansas has ninth most regressive tax code

"We're Number Nine! We're Number Nine1" - Sam Brownback's mother must be so proud. . . .

January 14, 2015 at 7:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas ethics official doesn't appear before grand jury in Brownback loan case

I have never heard of a federal crime called stonewalling. Neither have I heard of obstruction of justice being used when a witness refused to appear. Contempt of Court, maybe, but what overt act did Ms. Williams undertake when she did not appear. Surely, Mr. Heckler has a citation to some section of Title 18, Section 15???

January 14, 2015 at 7:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Leader of downtown grocery store movement files for seat on Lawrence City Commission

What is your definition of a neighborhood, Mr. Holroyd? Please don't leave us in suspense. We await your ex cathedra pronouncement defining a neighborhood. I am sure we have it all wrong, Educate us with half of your wit and wisdom.

January 7, 2015 at 10:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission set to decide whether it wants audit of Rock Chalk Park work

It sure would be nice if we all had Mr. Holroyd's calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. We don't need an independent audit, just ask Holroyd for an opinion. He's got a million of 'em.

January 5, 2015 at 8:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Undue criticism

The public criticism is not with ELNA's desire to participate in the planning process. It is with the proposal to be PAID with other people's money to participate.

January 3, 2015 at 6:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )