TedB (Mark Newton)


Comment history

Q&A on Lawrence city budget and proposed tax increase for 2015

I will not vote for any commissioner who approves of this tax increase.

I wonder if any city employee has ever had a pay cut? Workers in the private sector OFTEN endure pay cuts. Yet these "public servants" continue to budget pay raises for employees at my expense.

July 20, 2014 at 9:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Terrible service. The promised to give me an estimate and never showed up. I called and left messages twice and was never called back. If they didn't want my business they should have just said so.

June 21, 2014 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Worst customer service imaginable. This company built my fence which did not last ten years. They do not answer the phone and they do not return calls if you leave a message.

June 21, 2014 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think 18-to 20-year-olds should be allowed to purchase handguns?

Yes, it is their right as a law abiding Americans. If I had a daughter that age she would have a CCW permit and a handgun with her at all times.

September 14, 2013 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you sometimes use fuel with ethanol in your vehicle?

I read this but I aint buying it. The government encourages farmers to grow corn on the land where other edible food crops could be grown. Can't blame the farmers for making the most they can with their land. If the government did not susidise this there would be more food to feed the hungry people in this country. It is disgraceful that we have hungry kids in the USA and I blame the government and the people that voted for our current president for putting expensive energy and policy ahead of feeding kids.

September 9, 2013 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you sometimes use fuel with ethanol in your vehicle?

There is an app called Pure Gas that will show you where the closest ethanol free gas is. Westside 66 is all pure and 6th street Hy Vee premium is too. Ethanol is bad for boats and I avoid using it in any vehicle if at all possible. The government should feed people corn instead of subsidising its use in gas.

September 9, 2013 at 7:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freshman KU basketball player Brannen Greene cited for leaving scene of accident

"We"? Which part are you running?

Give the kid a break. I know I wrecked a couple of vehicles at his age. All we know is he wrecked a car and you want to send him home?? The kid can play too!

July 23, 2013 at 8:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rainy weather could signal easing of drought conditions

Gotta love weathermen. It's been raining. It may rain again later. Then again it may not.

Should have been a weatherman.

April 10, 2013 at 4:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mexican restaurant Tapas closes as it loses lease on downtown building; Mexquisito expands into Eudora

Glad to see Mexquisito in Eudora. I hope they do well. I think it helps to have an open mind. When I first tried Tortas Jaliscos I did not like what I had. Tried it again and ordered something else and it was pretty good. After trying a few things I finally found something I really, really liked in the tortas ahogada. Delicious. Now Tortas is my favorite Lawrence eatery by far.

Give Mexquisito a fair chance and I think you will find something you really like.

March 11, 2013 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )