Yeoman2 (Fred Whitehead Jr.)

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Proposed Lawrence schools budget has first property tax increase in five years

It is too bad that all the money that is wasted in our society cannot be channeled into education.

The cost of the junk mail in my mailbox could buy a weeks worth of groceries. Or a part of a day's salary for a teacher. The internet frauds, financial scams, political scams, dating site baloney, mail frauds, all cost someone money. How great it could be if all this trash and garbage could be channeled into reducing the deficit in education spending.

Of course, the Republican government does not want this. An educated electorate is the holy terror of these debauched politicians, imagine having voters with some ability to perceive fraud, waste, foolishness and stupidity in the political realm. THEY would be out of a job instead of teachers and educators. Here locally the cost of unused bus service and unused sidewalks into the woods might be considered for foolishness in use of pubic funds. There is a great deal of money that is simply wasted in the public realm..

July 28, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Managing risks

The Second Amendment says "a well-regulated militia" Yes, yes, yes, I have been corrected with all the ways that this can be interpreted.

But I firmly believe that if the Founding Fathers had any idea what these words assuring the right of the people to defend the new country from the British king would have created in a country awash in gun theology, they would be aghast. The misreading and hyper-interpretation of this amendment has created a ,massive "un-regulated" mindset that everyone should be armed and ready to shoot anyone who might present a hazard.

I think the Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves.

July 27, 2015 at 8:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

Thanks Austin. Checked it out. "Event production company" Hmmmmm. That is a new one on me.

July 27, 2015 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

Thanks Chad. Who is Silverback? I really have never heard of them. I have seen their location where a steel fabrication company used to be located and trucks around town. Who are they???

July 27, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Hub hubbub

Now, now, David, we need something to keep us entertained. The Empty Bus company has been a noteworthy waste of local funds for some years now. Right up there with the. many miles of useless "sidewalks" into local forests and brush locations around town. I have never seen anyone ever using these wasted walkways to nowhere.

The city would have been much more financially sound in providing free taxi service given the lack of utilization and placement of many "bus stop" locations planted around town.

But that is the way it is in Larryville.

July 27, 2015 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

You want some more easy indicators of jobs in Lawrence besides this intricate charts of obfuscation that is presented here???? Go look at all the empty store fronts of former businesses on 23rd street (and elsewhere in Lawrence). A lot better indicator than all the multitude of charts and graphs presented in this article.

This community has always been hostile to businesses that do not comply with the vapid and narrow notions of the city commission.

July 27, 2015 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

Pardon me,,,,,,,,, Who (or what) the hell is " Silverback"??

July 27, 2015 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Court rules for gay couples in Kansas tax case

Now, what is Brownkoch going to do to squander more of the state's money to fight this dead horse battle? Stay tuned, the fools who elected this dolt are watching.

July 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the most frustrating road construction project in Lawrence right now?

ALL OF THEM!! The city's cowtowing to a political action group that want's grandma to ride her bike to the store to get groceries and to her doctor's office. Roundabouts that are deadly and dangerous hazards to life and limb. Drivers that are distracted by texting, phone calls, tuning the radio, yelling at kids, and eating breakfast. Need I say more. But the clueless citizens won't listen to reason.

July 24, 2015 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor preparing to discuss abortion, other issues

I have a simple solution for the teacher problem.

Impeach Brownkoch.

Simple. But it will never happen. And Kansas continues to suffer from the great unwashed electorate that put him in the governor's office.

July 24, 2015 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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