cait48 (Cait McKnelly)

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A witch-themed store opens in eastern Lawrence to serve a growing pagan population

Wicca isn't the ONLY pagan religion Kerry caters to. I'm sure if you look hard enough at her shop, you will find a colander or two. :P

September 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court blocks state prosecution of undocumented immigrants

The minute I saw this, my eyebrows went up. The state did the correct and LEGAL thing, as much as some may hate it.

September 11, 2017 at 7:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmaker says he would rather give money to North Korea than to public radio

Sounds like a sTrumpet to me.

September 6, 2017 at 10:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tyson Foods to build $320M chicken operation near Tonganoxie; plans to employ 1,600

I lived in NW Arkansas and there are chicken plants all over down there<br>
And, although Tyson makes up a good portion of them, there are others such as OK Foods.
Here's a clue to what they are like. The vast bulk of their employees are immigrants; some of them legal, but a lot of them not. Take a look at the Tyson plant in Garden City. You'll find the same thing. <br>
Good luck, Tongie. You're going to need it.

September 5, 2017 at 8:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )

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