bookemdano (Dan Edwards)


Comment history

Taking out the trash set to change in Lawrence: earlier collection times, new days for yard waste

I don't think it's whining to speak out about a sudden change like this that disrupts routines people here have had for decades. The city did not provide a rationale (at least not in this article) why they're doing away with the ability to use your own container. If the answer is "we need to be able to pick up the container with the automated truck" then why are they still allowing paper bags, which are still going to require a human to get out of the truck, bend down and pick up the things--praying that last night's rain or the neighborhood mutt's leg lift don't make the bottom fall out.

Human intervention is still required in order to pick up yard waste, so why screw over people who already spent money on extra plastic trash containers for that purpose? Forcing those people to lay out another $60 for a behemoth cart (that can't be nested like regular plastic cans) or pay 50c per paper bag in perpetuity without a damn good reason just plain stinks.

March 16, 2017 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Brownback to be named to U.N. post in Rome

Anyone know how to translate #heblowsalot into Italian?

March 8, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County Dental Clinic's Free Dental Day set to be the biggest yet

I suppose you'd prefer that they stop doing these then? I think a few hundred of your fellow county residents would disagree vehemently.

Ever hear the saying "throwing the baby out with the bathwater?" That's what you're advocating. Just because the situation isn't ideal doesn't mean you misplace your ire against the few folks trying to make it better. What the hell have you done for this community lately (other than whine on internet forums)? Next time, maybe lead off with that if you want to elicit anything other than eye-rolling.

September 16, 2013 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Summer road construction a necessary evil for Lawrence drivers and businesses

Write a letter to the editor of this paper. Hopefully they will publish it... would be a refreshing change of pace from the usual cadre of cranks and whiners who usually write in.

June 29, 2013 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City cleans up after second storm

I've lost several tree limbs, but darn if this isn't the prettiest snowfall in recent memory. Total "Winter Wonderland" out there. Stay safe everyone, spring will be here soon!

February 26, 2013 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: Post office number

Because they're not equipped for everyone and their mother calling to find out what hours they're open and what the price of a stamp is. UPS is no different. Try finding the local number for the UPS office here--believe me it ain't easy. If you call the local office, the person that answers has other things they need to be doing. Whereas when you call the national call center, you're reaching someone whose sole job it is to triage customer inquiries. It may be frustrating to customers but in the long run it saves USPS money, and they need all they can get at this point.

February 23, 2013 at 1:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

In other news, the sky is blue.

Hint: this is sort of like the inevitable studies to come out in a couple of years showing that increasing taxes on the rich didn't in fact kill jobs or make rich people less inclined to keep getting richer.

January 25, 2013 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group seeks broader liquor sales

The most pathetic thing about this is that it's not some radical untested idea. Take a drive 40 miles across the Missouri border sometime and witness both liquor stores and grocery stores living in harmony, selling alcoholic beverages to responsible adults. Been that way for a long time.


January 5, 2013 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU fraternity suspended by national organization in wake of animal cruelty allegations

Let me try to connect the dots for you...

Say someone close to you is captured by a hoard of sadistic freaks who are going to kill him/her. Would you rather:

a. The killers put a gun to the person's head and pull the trigger
b. The killers put the person in a cage, then torture him/her, followed by choice a above.

In all honest, if those were your two choices, which would it be?

December 18, 2012 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )