bliddel (Bruce Liddel)


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Drawing Attention: Kris Kobach doesn't want you to know what he's doing

One problem with both Republicans and Democrats is that neither will acknowledge their hypocrisy when it comes to supporting only their own partisan opacity and tyranny, while bemoaning same from the other side. I'm opposed to tyranny and opacity - period.

May 24, 2017 at 7:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas law doesn't address children's access to firearms

Spin the data any way you like, but let's ban child access to bathtubs first. Check the data:

May 24, 2017 at 12:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A new cafe with a competitive twist in west Lawrence; an international airport 20 minutes from downtown Lawrence?

I have mixed feelings. Ordinarily, I am for any new airport anywhere, since airports have been disappearing in the USA at an unsustainable rate for decades. New jobs would be welcome, but we would lose some too.

OTOH... I don't relish the idea if our Lawrence Municipal being under class B airspace. That would adversely affect flight training at Lawrence. The new airport would surely draw some of the bizjet traffic away from Lawrence, adversely affecting fuel flowage revenue. I also don't relish the increased noise of heavy jets we'd surely hear here in Lawrence, departing from an airport where SFAAP used to be.

I personally refuse to go near an airport that is infected by the unconstitutional, intrusive, obnoxious, expensive, and incompetent Transportation Security Administration, and that goes double for getting on any airliner that has 19 or more seats. So, personally I think I'd rather they build their new airport somewhere ELSE.

February 21, 2017 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More details on gun range planned near Douglas County Jail; Lawrence to get national press as retirement destination

Modern: Think Modular, easily customizable, easy to add accessories, possibly by Picatinny rail. See
Renting brass perhaps, though the projectile is the most expensive component.

February 8, 2017 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More details on gun range planned near Douglas County Jail; Lawrence to get national press as retirement destination

A friend of mine wondered how Steve Robson would rent ammunition. Maybe he does NOT plan on renting assault rifles. I hope the confusion is just careless phrasing in the report. I would like to rent a modern sporting rifle - somewhere it is safe to actually fire one.

February 8, 2017 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

WOW outage problems traced to conduit infiltration at bridge; customers to be offered refunds for service disruption

My uneducated guess is that reporters for the LJWorld do not adhere to the old rule about confirming facts before publishing, and are willing to rely on single sources. I can't believe that I was the only customer with no dial tone for about 40 minutes on SUNDAY. Internet was out for much longer, but it is amusing that someone would tell me my phone service was not interrupted, when it most certainly was.

January 15, 2017 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence orders shutdown of Community Building gun range

If guns cause crime, and the law is sacred, then I conclude that we also need to have all city and county employees (including police) at the law enforcement center leave their firearms a safe (1,000 feet should do) distance from schools. ...Unless you seriously believe that police and government employees are not persons, or that they do not have to obey laws. That might be the case, since many people believe that some people are more equal than others.

If some of you have a problem with disarming police, then perhaps it would be easier to simply tear down the offending schools.

February 17, 2016 at 9:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence airport undergoing safety study for skydiving

OK Mr Bundie, persist in misspelling my name however you like then, even after I have drawn your attention to it. Ignore my questions. Declare victory. Be welcoming, at least as long as nobody offers any differing viewpoints, or asks questions. I guess you don't need anyone's help or support after all. You've got everything all figured out. It must be nice, although for someone who has everything figured out, and professes to be so welcoming, you sure do seem to do a lot of complaining and alienating.

January 18, 2016 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence airport undergoing safety study for skydiving

Mr Bundy: how about you help us get the airport Advisory Board to comply with the safety study performed by the FAA years ago and simply grant a skydiving enthusiast the opportunity to jump?
Mr Liddel: what makes you think I have any pull at all with anyone at the city or on the Aviation Advisory board? Despite being a former board member, I don’t . I’m a “has been”, and apparently the city wants to keep it that way. So, I guess my objections to your proposition would be that I see no point in bloodying my head head against a brick wall, with no potential payoff.
Mr Bundy: I note in your comments above you said safety was never the issue. Safety is the only relevant legal issue when a skydiving enthusiast asks for permission to make a jump into the airport.
Mr Liddel: I never said safety isn’t an issue. I said it was never seriously discussed, i.e. as a basis for refusal of the proposal made by the previously discussed bully.
Assuming your pretense is correct, that safety is not an issue, then the key to your success lies not in arguing about safety, or threatening lawsuits, or insulting respondents on forums, but rather addressing whatever else is bothering the city about your proposals. The safety blather, (assuming it is as you assert, just blather) may be a red herring. You may not even know what is really bothering the city. Heck, the city may not know. Until now, all both sides have done is argue. Until that changes, nothing will change. It’s your move. Choose wisely. Knowledge is power. Remember, I’m not the one you have to convince, which is good for you, because you got off to a pretty rocky start. I’m just a casually interested bystander, watching people on both sides, arguing for the sake of arguing, accomplishing nothing.

January 18, 2016 at 1:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence airport undergoing safety study for skydiving

Mr Bundy: Do you know that many of us individual skydivers have submitted requests to skydive into the Lawrence airport?
Mr Liddel (Please note the spelling): No, I do not. How would I? For the third time, I’ve not been involved for many years. For some reason or reasons, the city keeps dropping my name from the aviation related e-mail distributions, so I’ve simply given up. I’m totally out of the loop. Totally.
Mr Bundy: Do you know that the FAA determined that sky diving can be safely conducted at the Lawrence Airport and there are many safe landing areas?
Mr Liddel: I’ve heard that rumor, yes.
Mr Bundy: Do you know that Lawrence ignored the requests of skydivers for years and to this day has never granted one?
Mr Liddel: Since I wasn’t aware of requests, I can hardly be expected to know of the city’s responses. If what you say is true, then I am definitely somewhat disappointed. But it is their airport, not mine, and not yours. I’m not clear on what you hope to achieve by belaboring the past.
Mr Bundy: Do you know that at other airports across the country it is simply a matter of asking permission and an hour or a day later you're permitted to jump?
Mr Liddel: I’ve never tried to jump anywhere, let alone elsewhere, so my answer to your specific question is no. However this inspires a simple question: if it’s so easy everywhere else, and Lawrence is as stubborn as you say, why not simply go anywhere else? KOWI? KTOP? KFOE? K64? K34?
Mr Bundy: Do you know that that the inaction and refusals of the Lawrence Airport legally constitutes discrimination against aeronautical activity which in and of itself jeopardizes funding of the Lawrence Airport, without regard to any requests to establish a business?
Mr Liddel: I’m not an attorney, nor am I a judge. I don’t work for government, and I don’t represent any group. I do know that “through the fence” operators are a thorny issue everywhere, and that Lawrence is grappling with that issue, just the same as any other airport. I don’t think this is nearly as simple as you would have us believe. Not everything is discrimination, even if you don’t get your way.

January 18, 2016 at 1:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )