cait48 (Cait McKnelly)


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Kansas reduces penalties for marijuana possession

These sentencing guidelines are still very draconian. Even Oklahoma allows for diversion on a first offense and their laws are considered some of the harshest in the country. It's all BS anyway. i foresee the Feds legalizing MJ within the next year or two. The DEA is already getting ready to transfer pot to either the FDA or the BATF.

May 14, 2016 at 3:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Voting concerns

It cracks me up, in a sad way, when I see old white men complaining about illegal immigrants "taking our jobs". Truth is, they're taking our jobs without ever having to leave their country. <br>
NABISCO just closed an Oreo cookie factory in Chicago and shipped 600 jobs to Mexico.<br>
Carrier AC sent 1400 jobs there from Indianapolis.<br>
They're "taking our jobs", alright. Just not in the way you think.

May 9, 2016 at 1:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Voting concerns

This isn't "voter fraud" as such but election fraud, which is a whole different bushel of tomatoes. Voter fraud is fraud committed by the illegal voter. For all intents and purposes, it doesn't exist. Election fraud, on the other hand, is very much alive and kicking.

May 9, 2016 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney: Kansas delays Planned Parenthood's Medicaid cutoff

Given that no less than EIGHT STATES have already tried this and were ordered by Federal courts to restore that funding, this is nothing but an exercise in spinning wheels. It's a rather expensive exercise that will cost this broke state, that just got down graded AGAIN by Moody's, tens of thousands (if not hundreds) of dollars. Brownback can ignore that mandate and still push it through but if he does, he will sacrifice the state ALL Medicaid funding. That would close nursing homes, close hospitals (which are already closing because of his refusal to expand Medicaid) and out right KILL frail elderly people, the disabled and the poor. This is from a man who touts himself as a "pro-life" governor and purports to be a "Christian". I would love to be a fly on the wall when HE stands at the "Throne of Judgment".

May 6, 2016 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach obtains fourth illegal voting conviction

I read about this case. The man involved, who had residences in both Kansas and Colorado, not knowing that what he was doing was illegal, voted in national elections in one state and in local elections in another. He never "double voted". Not to say what he did WASN'T illegal but this is hardly a case of deliberate voter fraud.

May 5, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planned Parenthood sues over Kansas' decision to cut off Medicaid funding

Brownback DOES realize, I hope, that this could strip Kansas of ALL Medicaid funding, effecting not just PP (which will keep on keeping on anyway) but also elderly people (potentially mass closing nursing homes throughout the state), hospitals (which are ALREADY closing because of the refusal to expand Medicaid), SCHIP programs (which he's already swept funds from), disabled people, etc. It will, in effect, KILL people. And the man calls himself a "pro-life" governor? Man, as a purported "Christian", I'd like to be a fly on the wall when HE'S at the "Throne of Judgment".

May 5, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planned Parenthood sues over Kansas' decision to cut off Medicaid funding

You DO know that one of Brownback's best friends, Troy Newman, is on the board of directors of "Center for Medical Progress", right?

May 5, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's a restaurant that's closed that you really miss?

Potato Mountain. That place reminded me so much of a Portland (OR) restaurant. I knew it wouldn't last in Kansas. Bucky's. There's a couple whose names I can't remember. One was south of 23rd, right behind McDonald's, kitty corner from the blood plasma donation center one way and SRS (or whatever they call it now) the other. Wish I could remember the name of it. They had GREAT hamburgers, a TV in every booth and a HUGE leather sofa right in the middle of the place on a platform.

May 2, 2016 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House rejects giving Brownback more say in judicial selection, then reconsiders

What makes these "legislators" think the state supreme court won't overturn this on constitutional grounds? Are they TRYING to create a constitutional crisis?

May 1, 2016 at 9:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )