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Brownback says state will sue feds over threatened' listing of lesser prairie chicken

"Our scientists are better than your scientists."<br>
Um...scientists don't operate that way, guv'nor. Well, unless they're on the Koch payroll.

March 29, 2014 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House gives final approval to bill backing out of Obamacare

In every case, the states that have passed this "symbolic" bill have not enforced it. One reason is because they are unconstitutional, due to the Supremacy Clause. Another is that, to enforce it has the potential to cut the state off from millions of dollars in Medicaid (and possibly Medicare, not sure about that) money. Not only would it cut off healthcare to those paltry few they are actually allowing to have it, the truth is a lot of rural hospitals will go under without it. <br>
This is just more Tea Party saber rattling. Truth be told, I would love it if Kansas, Alabama, Georgia and the other southern states seceded again. Without exception, everyone of them are states that cost this country more than they are worth. Maybe Charlie and David will set themselves up as tinpot dicators. They always have had an ambition to be Mussolini all over again.

March 26, 2014 at 6:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fred Phelps Sr., founder of Westboro Baptist Church, dead at 84

The really sad thing about this is that Phelps actually did a great deal of good back in the '60's as a civil rights attorney. His later life so overwhelmed that fact that people tend to forget it. <br>
I am not justifying what he did in any way. I am saying he was a complex human and, if there is a God, he is the one that will have to take responsibility for his life before that God.<br>
In the end, he actually did more FOR LGBTQ rights than he accomplished against them. His methods were vile and so over the top, it was those very methods that accomplished exactly the opposite of what he said he wanted.<br>
Along the way, what he did pointed out the evil and hatred of OTHER so called "preachers", making statements just as vile.<br>
It's twisted and it's strange, but he actually did a lot of unintentional good.

March 20, 2014 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed Kansas bill would allow stronger spanking

The Kansas legislature has officially gone psychotic. <br>
I am an adult survivor of physical child abuse. I grew up at a time when a parent could actually murder their child and get away with it. I was hit with belts, switches and other weapons to the point where I bled. This bill was *severely* triggering to me when I read it.<br>
A child can be abused without even showing bruises. Several children have died recently from being beaten to death with plastic plumbing tubing and never even showing a bruise. (Please look up rhabdomyolysis.)<br>
I want to know how, what would be considered and tried as assault if it were an adult doing it to another adult, it can possibly be sanctioned when an adult does it to a child. Assault is assault.<br>
I realize that this bill will, in all likelihood, not even leave committee, much less make it to the floor, but the fact that even ONE legislator even saw fit to introduce it is beyond my comprehension.<br>
Welcome to "Christian" Sharia law. God bless Murrica.

February 19, 2014 at 8:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Measure aims to cut Kansas out of health overhaul

The truly BEST thing for Kansas would be to rid itself of the Kochs.

February 19, 2014 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Abortion opponent will have ultrasound done on pregnant woman during committee meeting

This is disgusting. How about they see a colonoscopy while they're at it? Or maybe a prostate resection, since they're all males in the age range to make it relevant?

January 22, 2014 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Insurance boon

I fully expect that in ten years it will no longer be "Obamacare" but the ACA and the GOP will take credit for it.

January 15, 2014 at 8:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Same-sex married couples file lawsuit against state over tax treatment

My sister is a registered and certified tax preparer in the state of Arkansas. One of her long time clients was recently married to his same sex partner in California and they plan to file a joint return. There's just one problem; Arkansas doesn't recognize same sex marriage. They can, indeed, file a joint return at the Federal level but can't at the state level. However, the state tax form uses the Federal form to calculate the state's taxes. It's a headache and a half.

December 31, 2013 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: ‘Duck’ outrage goes political

I doubt very seriously that their "highly rated show" will remain that way. Cal is whistling in the dark.

December 28, 2013 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: ‘Duck’ outrage goes political

People need to remember that the First Amendment only guarantees that there will be no legal repercussions to speech. It doesn't guarantee that there will be no consequences at all.<br>
Phil can say what he likes. There will be no repercussions from the gummint. Society and his employer, on the other hand, are a completely different story. By his words, he put himself in the same class as Westboro Baptist. If he AND Cal, don't like it, tough beans.

December 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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