catiefan (Lisa Rasor)


Comment history

Jeremy Farmer pleads guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from nonprofit food pantry

He owes Lawrence an apology, but I doubt we'll get one from that lying con artist. I hope the judge does order restitution--with interest.

September 28, 2016 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Firefighters remove woman from her car after rollover accident

The input of too much steering most likely was the main factor; speed was secondary.

September 9, 2016 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Wishful thinking

Hey, LJW,
You endorsed Brownback (way to go; good call; clearly the right decision; NOT). But now you are coming to the realization that he and his policies are bad for Kansas. Most of us knew that long before the election. Nice to see you catching up.

December 18, 2015 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former mayor Jeremy Farmer spotted inside Missouri courthouse, says he won't comment on Lawrence events

I care. He defrauded a federal agency and left a non-profit agency on the hook for it. He should be held accountable for that. (Yes, I know the Board has ultimate fiscal responsibility. Farmer was the perpetrator, however.)
I suspect there is more that he did at the City Commission that may not rise to the level of a crime but left a trail of destruction nonetheless for others to clean up (much like the yard of his rental).
Holding him accountable and moving on do not have to be mutually exclusive. We can do both.

December 4, 2015 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former mayor Jeremy Farmer spotted inside Missouri courthouse, says he won't comment on Lawrence events

Anyone can access the Missouri court system:
Farmer's name shows up in the docket of the case that is still ongoing, when the court issued a subpoena.

December 4, 2015 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former mayor Jeremy Farmer spotted inside Missouri courthouse, says he won't comment on Lawrence events

What a train wreck. I feel for the next community and/or organization in his path.

December 4, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas senator criticizes gay rights, foster care coverage

I'm tired of RWNJs citing "research" that is nothing of the sort. If they are truly interested in research, they would consult legitimate, peer-reviewed studies. But they aren't interested in the truth; they're just looking to have their own twisted biases confirmed.

My heart breaks for the child who was taken away from a loving home and placed with abusive people. I imagine her foster moms are heartbroken and enraged as well.

December 4, 2015 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Donor honors 'Red Dog' as namesake of future Boys & Girls Club teen center

Well-deserved! Congratulations, Don and Bev!

November 6, 2015 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback rescinds protections for LGBT state employees

Gary, you are a true Christian--thank you!

But your statement that the U.S. Constitution protects LGBT employees and community is not accurate. There are some limited protections for federal employees (by E.O. from Obama), but there is absolutely nothing in the U.S. Constitution that bans discrimination against LGBT people.

There is a bill in the U.S. Congress called ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) that's been around since the late 90's, that would protect LGBT workers across the U.S., but Congress has never seen fit to pass it. In 29 states (including Kansas), it is perfectly legal to fire someone because they are LGBT.

February 11, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill would raise Kansas' minimum wage $3 by 2017

Back to this proposed legislation: read it closely. As this bill is currently worded, the mandatory minimum wage increases do not apply to employers and employees covered by the FLSA (fair labor standards act). That's about 95% of employers in Kansas.
So, if the legislature does pass this bill (as currently worded), it will have negligible impact on the majority of working Kansans. Perhaps that's the goal: it looks good, but it isn't actually good.

January 13, 2015 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )