Wallythewalrus (Shane Garrett)


Comment history

Kansas governor cites school's $47K piano in announcing cuts

Well, if the Governor can get all upset about a high school girls text, calling him a stupid head?, I assume he can get really upset about a high school making a purchase for the development of musically inclined children. The Governor has weakened every aspect of public education. That is why the Kansas voters wanted him, correct!

February 8, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two dogs wait for their owner inside a truck in downtown Lawrence, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

"And what was wrong with that tree?!"

January 6, 2015 at 9:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Jayhawks tap into inner Yankee

Once again, ole, Bill finds a way to get the opposition to defeat themselves.

January 6, 2015 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Liberty Memorial Central student disciplined for bringing pocket knife to school

Times have changed. I remember going to school with a rifle rack in the truck and most likely a box of shells in the glove box for the gun.

December 2, 2014 at 8:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arrest made after Wichita woman raped, set on fire

Make him an eunuch.

November 21, 2014 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man suggests 'crowdfunding' to fill Kansas budget gap

Idiocracy is coming way to soon. However, in the mean time Kansas should try and balance the budget as required by the state constitution. If that requires cutting social programs then we should start with education as it is the largest consumer of Kansas tax dollars at 34%. Next is to cut health care; cost to the state is 24% of our budget. We could save another 4% just cutting all welfare cost. Next is to take away those government pensions which is 6% of our state budget. Transportation cost is about 8% of the budget. Police and fire departments cost us about 6% of the budget. I don't know what "other" spending is, but it is about 10% of the budget and needs to stop. So, there it is. Will Kansas sink into a state of homeless, sick, and stupid people? Perhaps we are closer than we realize.

November 12, 2014 at 1:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback unveils Urban Opportunity Zone plan

A governor with a smoke and mirror economic policy intended to line the pockets of future important campaign contributors, such as outside developers and business owners.

October 24, 2014 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wichita senators seek to eliminate food sales tax

Once living in a State where food was not taxed, it was easier to budget and know exactly what I was paying for. The current tax system allows approximately 200,000 individual business owners to not pay a state tax. I am really liking the forward thinking that is coming out of Wichita. In Topeka, the city wants to increase sales taxes. Their reasoning is that 30% of that sales tax increase would be paid by outsiders. So, I guess those of us in Topeka would only be paying the 70% of the proposed tax increase. Is that like getting a "free" I-pad if one signs up for a two year plan for only 40$ a month?! If it does not pass then there may be a property tax increase to make up for the shortage. I think it is time to assess our budgetary need and spend accordingly. Something along the lines of what Leslie said, should be taken to heart by our elected officials. Looking for more revenue one might look to our western state and review how much new monies they have collected and the profit margin.

October 24, 2014 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Paul Davis was at rural Kansas strip club raided by police in 1998

I remember a saying about glass houses and throwing stones. Anyone ever ask about a house in Manhattan, Kansas where in 1977 the basement had rented rooms. Perhaps, just perhaps, a young unmarried lady might have spent a weekend or two in that basement apartment visiting her boyfriend?

September 22, 2014 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Charlie Weis be fired?

September is not over. Coach Weise asked for September. And the opinion is Coach Weise should be fired?! Really, fired. Are you kidding me, fired?! We're talking fired? He might win a game.

September 16, 2014 at 11:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )