Yeoman2 (Fred Whitehead Jr.)


Comment history

Letter: Exit strategy?


December 29, 2014 at 1:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Hall struggles with what role to play in broadband competition

I would be highly opposed to the Lawrence City Commission having anything at all to do with internet or any other type of communication service regulated. We have crappy enough service from Sunflower Broadband/Knology/WOW (or whatever it will be next week) and to allow the addled commissioners to dip their oars into this decision would be a colossal mess.

December 28, 2014 at 9:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Safe speed?

I don't believe that speed is a significant factor in accidents although it certainly is a factor in the severity of damage that is caused. The real problem is that people today do not have any inkling of common courtesy, common sense and common awareness while enclosed in the confines of their automobile. The damned fool stunts that many drivers exhibit on our streets are reprehensible. Running in the dark without any lights, changing lanes without signaling, TURNING without signaling, tailgating (you ever heard of a "space cushion"??) abrupt passing on the right, running the "Stop" signs on a school bus, running ANY stop sign, ignoring the "Yield" signs at roundabouts, mashing the accelerator at "stale" yellow lights, and a whole laundry list of stupid stunts (including cell phones and texting) are common observances, and speed plays little, if any, part in these stunts.

December 28, 2014 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Exit strategy?

"I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office'. H.L.Mencken. This indictment of the "great unwashed" (Edward Bulwer Lytton) of Kansas voters gives me no indication that any of these desirable traits will ever been found in any Republican politician elected in Kansas.

December 28, 2014 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Jeb Bush’s exploration spurs reaction

Not too many people are still around who remember that Hitler was once on the cover of Time Magazine, I believe in 1938 or 1939. Noteworthy Americans like Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh supported him before the real aims of the Third Reich were discovered.

Remember this when you vote, the American Nazi Party and the Klan are still around and active.

December 27, 2014 at 1:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Jeb Bush’s exploration spurs reaction

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December 26, 2014 at 12:12 p.m. ( )

Editorial: Christmas peace

You forgot to mention domestic elements who inflict problems on their people like Hobby Lobby and Chick Filet with imaginary "religious" doctrine.

December 25, 2014 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One confirmed dead in head-on collision on K-10 bypass

Accidents like these or any other are very tragic. But the cause is not too difficult to imagine.

While no cause has been yet determined, and we should not speculate, I can attest, as many of you can also, that the skills of drivers on the roads in Lawrence today are terrible.

Cars rip in and out of traffic without signaling. Many drivers make sudden and unexpected turns without any signal. Cars can be seen in the early dawn racing down the road with no headlights turned on. What part of "PARKING LIGHTS" do you NOT understand??? You might have the eyes of a cat and be able to see in the dark, but other people cannot see you pulling out in front of them in the dark.

You need to be very careful entering one of those stupid "roundabouts" because some drivers do not understand "Yield" signs.

As I said, no cause has been determined, but I would not be surprised to find that one or more of the things I have noted might be involved.

December 24, 2014 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: It’s no secret

it is pretty clear to me that the radical Republican agenda is to "save money" by depriving citizens of benefits like Medicare, Social Security, The Affordable Care Act (this being the tool of the non citizen, Muslim, black Commander in Chief), National Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts or anything else that they view as frivolous and do not want to pay for.

It is abundantly clear that the newly re-elected governor is in step with this by his tax abatements to the benefit of the Koch Industries Regime billionaires. The huge amount of money spent by the Koch Industries Regime in the last election bear this fact out.

It is also abundantly clear that the governor fails to support education in Kansas. He was re-elected in Kansas by voters who display their opposition to education in Kansas by re-electing this dolt. They do not want the younger generation to be more educated than they, a majority of the dumb and clueless electorate.

December 24, 2014 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

There are still some clueless people in our deranged society that have not yet learned that you cannot point a weapon (or anything that you would want to resemble a weapon) and a police officer and not place yourself in mortal danger.

When are parents going to stop allowing their children to think that it is o.k. to rob a store because you are "poor" or "disadvantaged" or just dissatisfied with your social position.

Why are you demonstrating against the possible injury or death to yet another police officer???

December 24, 2014 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )