cait48 (Cait McKnelly)

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One person killed, two injured in North Lawrence motel shooting

Knives, hammers and vases have multiple purposes other than killing people. Guns have one purpose and one purpose alone; to kill. It's a tool whose sole purpose is to kill. If you're ok with that, then fine. I'm not.

September 3, 2017 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Profile picture of animal shelter director giving the finger raises questions

I've had this sort of problem with the LJW off and on for years; (non) stories that were sensationalized and other important stories completely ignored. Blame it on the paper being owned by a Rupert Murdoch wannabe.

August 30, 2017 at 9:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House passes bill mandating 12-point type on abortion information

When they figure out that women just throw it in the trash anyway, next session they will demand the "information" be presented in 36 point Arial Black. After they figure out THAT doesn't do anything they will start demanding that clinics display 3' X 5' posters of natural miscarriages and still births labeled "abortions", just like the protesters do.

May 26, 2017 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House passes bill mandating 12-point type on abortion information

The Kansas legislature is now officially nicknamed "A Confederacy of Dunces". This doesn't even TRY to make the excuse that it's "for the health of women".

May 26, 2017 at 4:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House puts full repeal of Brownback's 2012 tax cuts up for consideration

Even if it passes, Brownback will veto it, just like he did to Medicaid expansion. Nice try, though

May 19, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Surrendering ourselves to ‘strongmen’

There are two things I think you are not mentioning in this piece; the role of money and the "dumbing down" of the US educational system.
I graduated from a Kansas high school in 1971. At that time, it was required by the state that every person who graduated from a Kansas high school had to take a class called "American Government". It had a standardized syllabus and was taught in every Kansas high school. You couldn't get a diploma without passing it. It was a year long class and it taught every student the entire structure of how American government worked; at the the Federal level, at the state level and at the local level. It studied the US Constitution IN DETAIL. it explained the three branches, the system of checks and balances. In short, it explained HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS in this country and our role as citizens in that government.
That class hasn't been required in at least 20 years. In fact, it's no longer being offered as an ELECTIVE.
In 2012, the GOP added a plank to their party platform that opposed the teaching of "critical thinking skills" in all Texas classrooms. This is pervasive in the Republican party throughout the country.
As for the role of money, I'm not sure I even need to address that. Citizens United, Americans for Prosperity, the Cato Institute and a whole lot more are just the tip of the iceberg. It says a great deal when well over half of Congress are millionaires and less than 10% of the US population has that kind of money.
So what's the conclusion? This was a set up. Keep 'em dumb and poor and disaffected. It's a gold mine.

April 8, 2017 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence in path of major ice storm this weekend; travel discouraged

Not when the predicted HIGHS even from the Weather Channel are in the mid 20s. That's not overhype. I lived through the ice storm in '96. We were without power or heat for three days. We were able to manually light the gas kitchen stove and oven and we huddled in there for warmth. Good luck.

January 13, 2017 at 6:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas conservative think tank launching its own news service

Fascist governments ALWAYS create their own propaganda machines. Goebbels would be proud.

December 13, 2016 at 4:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dakota Access CEO: Company committed to finishing pipeline

So what they are saying is that they don't give a damn about how people feel about it or what impact it may have on the environment, they're going to cram it down the throats of people anyway and they will use imminent domain to make SURE it gets built.
My language at this point isn't fit for public consumption.

September 13, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach defends voting laws in light of primary results; also defends acting as Trump surrogate

He says that the primary was proof that his laws don't restrict voters. He doesn't mention that a week or so before the primary a Federal judge forced him to register over 10,000 voters he had "suspended".

September 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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