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Brownback ordered to explain why he hasn’t appointed judge

Harley says the gov has discretion to pick a judge any time he wants, "under the constitution". Of all people to interpret the constitution, Brownkoch is the least qualified.

How does he think he can get away with breaking the law over and over? Great job electing him, Kansas. Hope you're all happy. I'm sure you're all proud to have shown your kids what a democracy is all about.

Pitiful.

June 21, 2016 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Sad Kansan

Irrelevant, tacky, snarky, and totally you, Bob. Your observations add nothing to the thread, and confirm that you rarely address anything but your own silliness. Why? Do you have some vendetta against truth?

June 21, 2016 at 9:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No 'Dump Trump' movement for Kansas GOP

"...would allow delegates who are bound to support a candidate to "unbind" themselves if they believe doing so is a matter of personal conscience."

So, personal conscience is a great guidepost when it comes to being able to ignore laws concerning individual rights except if those rights belong to delegates who were selected as surrogates for the electorate to vote for the president.

Hmmmmmm......

June 20, 2016 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas voting rules confusing for upcoming elections; here are some answers

The only confusion over voting rights in Kansas exists within the muddled brains of Kobach and his fellow Regressives.

June 20, 2016 at 3:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas superintendents not ready to disregard federal transgender bathroom directive

Though not a majority of superintendents, it's encouraging to hear from these folks. it is NOT alright to ignore federal directives without being fully aware of the consequences. This is why we have courts, regardless of the low esteem they are held in this state. Consequences are penalties, for those who don't know, for not following the rules. And the rule is set, so just do it and go on with your business. If you don't like it, sue someone. just don't use my tax dollars to do it. I'm talking to you, State of Kansas.

June 20, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Hitler comparisons not unfounded

Hitler interned Jews, the world freed them. Perhaps you've forgotten that.

Hitler cooked people in ovens, The Unites States stopped a horrible war in which both Japanese and German enemies did their best to destroy the concept of freedom. I would hardly characterize those fighting that war for freedom as liberals, except insofar as they fought, died, and killed to protect your right to say dumb stuff.

The similarities don't exist, but in your twisted mind.

June 20, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Hitler comparisons not unfounded

Bob, to people like you, the Hitler card is meaningless. To real, thinking people that card is of extreme importance because only by remembering and applying history to today can we be better assured of not repeating its mistakes.

You are free to post meaningless comments because the Hitler card has been used, over and over again. Try telling us how that card is mostly meaningless, Bob, and we'll reply to that.

June 20, 2016 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas voting rules confusing for upcoming elections; here are some answers

If you can not prove you are not speeding you do not need to be driving. if you can prove you have not murdered anyone you need not be out of jail.

See how easy this is, Alton? What other laws do you need to prove you're not breaking so you won't be prosecuted?

June 20, 2016 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers mull plans to keep schools open

And Kansas would lose, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

June 18, 2016 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers mull plans to keep schools open

Dave, stop me if I'm wrong, but did not the old formula make provision for specific groups, I.e., gifted/talented, reduced meals costs, that kind of thing, that did not actually fit in a mathematical matrix? Is it possible to cap state education funding at, say, 55% of budget, and still leave room for "efficiencies" and special needs? I don't see how that gives the state "wiggle room" to address year to year issues. Am I wrong? Too, can the legislature be certain that, if 55%, for instance, is allocated to education, the rest of the state's needs can be met? I'm in a quandary because I don't see how a constitutional amendment specifying a certain percentage of budget can be legal, in that that percentage can be interpreted by the legislature in any way it wants. What happens when the state doesn't NEED to allocate that percentage to maintain quality education? Where is the flexibility needed, year to year, to keep the budget and education on track to solvency and quality?

June 18, 2016 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )