cait48 (Cait McKnelly)


Comment history

Kansas lawmakers attend ALEC meeting in D.C.

Getting their marching orders ahead of the legislative session in January. They don't even bother to hide it anymore.

December 5, 2014 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Medicare threat

The Health Care Compact is not an actual "thing" at the moment. It hasn't been approved by Congress and will be a substantial change in the ACA if it goes through. Several states that have outright rejected the ACA have unified on it but it can't clear the Feds for now. <br>
But trust me, if the GOP takes the Senate and Brownback retains his seat, you WILL see this happen in Kansas.<br>
So how does this go along with BB's touted efforts to recruit retirees to the state? Because I can GUARANTEE no one on Medicare would set foot in the state. One more source of income for Kansas down the toilet.<br>
I was born and grew up in Kansas. I spent 50 of my 62 years in that state. I'm also on Medicare. But as long as Brownback stays in power there I won't be coming home. And that breaks my heart. I'm homesick. I want to go home. But the truth is, I have been ostracized from my own state. All because I am old.

October 25, 2014 at 9:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Davis loses ground to Brownback in Kansas governor's race

"More than enoguh government control"...unless it's in a woman's uterus. And then there is never enough.

October 25, 2014 at 5:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas court affirms verdict in abortion shooting

They're public defenders. (Not sure why he has more than one, unless it's because it's a capital murder case.) I'm not saying that makes them incompetent but given the support Roeder gets from such groups as Army of God, I'm surprised they haven't retained a private attorney for him.

October 25, 2014 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence native Paul Davis posing surprise challenge in governor's race

Given the mess Brownback made of the state, I find it surprising that Mr. Hancock finds Paul Davis' rather healthy challenge to Brownback so "surprising".

October 13, 2014 at 4:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: A moral issue

Of course jails and prisons are now the "go to" place for institutionalization of the mentally ill. Have to fill up those "for profit" prisons in some way and with legalization of marijuana steaming down the highway like an 18 wheeler in overdrive, they have to do SOMETHING besides criminalizing women that have had illegal abortions. That's not going to be enough to fill those beds and make everybody a profit.

October 7, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In strip-club case, typically closed records were released, GOP tipped off

If records are closed by law without an FOIA the legislature who, you know, MADE the law then... is this not...what's the word...oh yeah..ILLEGAL? In which case, why isn't the appropriate official who released the records, well, you know, UNDER ARREST?

October 6, 2014 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU, prosecutors face challenges in rape investigations

No means no and being drunk is not consent. Wrap it up in all of the pretty packages of words and legalese that you like and that fact doesn't change.<br>
Recently CA passed legislation to counter campus sexual assault called the "Yes Means Yes" law, Given the Kansas legislature's record on all types of violence against women, I can't even imagine them passing such a law (especially when there are people in the legislature that think marital rape is A-OK) but honestly, it's what's needed.

September 14, 2014 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boxing firm has suit against Kansas Senate hopeful Orman

They saw "lawsuit" and saw an opportunity to smear. Need to be careful with these kinds of things. Stacey Campfield, a Tennessee legislator, is currently embroiled in a defamation lawsuit stemming from the 2008 election where he accused a Democratic candidate of being involved in multiple drug arrests.(It wasn't the candidate but a man with the same name.) It was initially thrown out of court but recently an appeals court revived it. According to the appeals court, the judge that wrote the decision had this to say:<br>
“Politics may be a rough and tumble endeavor.But, contrary to the vintage Cole Porter song, ‘Anything Goes’ will not suffice when it comes to publishing factual falsehoods about political rivals.”

September 9, 2014 at 5:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Challenged by the center, Brownback sticks to hard-right message

The moderate backlash is REAL. And what is Brownback's response? To double down. It will lose him the mansion.

August 17, 2014 at 2:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )