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Letter to the editor: Propaganda

Greg, it may be possible voter registration & voting in Kansas is under control.

As I mentioned above, that is not the case everywhere.

Regarding the documents, what's the big deal any way? So he had some talking points...so what. What makes you believe you have a right to everything he says? Please explain the specific problem?

As Judicial Watch has proven, if all the states cooperated with the President's voter fraud commission, we would know the true story and then we wouldn't have this hysteria.

August 7, 2017 at 5:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Propaganda

The whole objective of trying to determine if there was voter fraud is to clean up the voter rolls. After all, regardless of any other right granted by the constitution, voting is on the top of the list. it is the only place where ones voice is heard.

Judicial Watch, working with the Election Integrity Project, recently uncovered an interesting situation in California, wherein 11 counties had more voters registered to vote than citizens of voting age. The study alleges that the state may be out of compliance with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Please see the web site below & I have included the percentages for the readers convenience.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2...

"Judicial Watch lays out the specifics: “[T]here were more total registered voters than there were adults over the age of 18 living in each of the following eleven (11) counties: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).” The letter notes that the percentage in L.A. Country may be as high as 144%."

Given the large population centers involved, there is significant possibility of voter fraud, which can have a major impact on election results.

Now, I am not saying all of those extra folks voted. I am just saying the potential is ripe for fraudulent voting. This should be a major concern for all of us seeking honesty and integrity in our voting process.

Folks can continue to excoriate Kobach & the election review process, but the facts are, there are real problems with with our state voter registration roles. In my humble opinion, if there are folks with an agenda & willing to "bend the rules", then we have a voter fraud problem.

Kobach is trying to fix this problem.

Now the question is what is the real complaint about with Kobach & the committee looking at voter fraud?

Maybe the real problem is Kobach & the committee might uncover the seriousness of the voter registration problem & then the election process will be honest again, with no EXTRA ADVANTAGE going to either party, and some folks can't stand that.

August 7, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: ‘Voter fraud’ crusade terribly flawed

Michael interesting article. The whole objective of trying to determine if there was voter fraud is to clean up the voter rolls. After all, regardless of any other right granted by the constitution, voting is on the top of the list. it is the only place where ones voice is heard.

Judicial Watch, working with the Election Integrity Project, recently uncovered an interesting situation in California, wherein 11 counties had more voters registered to vote than citizens of voting age. The study alleges that the state may be out of compliance with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).
Please see the web site below & I have included the percentages for the readers convenience.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2...

"Judicial Watch lays out the specifics: “[T]here were more total registered voters than there were adults over the age of 18 living in each of the following eleven (11) counties: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).” The letter notes that the percentage in L.A. Country may be as high as 144%."

Given the large population centers involved, there is significant possibility of voter fraud, which can have a major impact on election results.

Now, I am not saying all of those extra folks voted. I am just saying the potential is ripe for fraudulent voting. This should be a major concern for all of us seeking honesty and integrity in our voting process.

Folks can continue to excoriate Kobach & the election review process, but the facts are, there are real problems with with our state voter registration roles. In my humble opinion, if there are folks with an agenda & willing to "bend the rules", then we have a voter fraud problem.

Kobach is trying to fix this problem.

Now the question is what is the real complaint about with Kobach & the committee looking at voter fraud?

Maybe the real problem is Kobach & the committee might uncover the seriousness of the voter registration problem & then the election process will be honest again, with no EXTRA ADVANTAGE going to either party, and some folks can't stand that.

August 7, 2017 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: No to Peaslee balloon payment

By not helping the Peaslee Center we defeat the very reason it was founded in the first place...job creation, & help us provide the training prospective companies need to fill their new positions. The editorial says one of the problems is There is not funding source to make the Peaslee Center self sufficient...well thats an easy problem to solve if those involved get the necessary involvement. It's interesting that the ljworld editorializes against a support for a badly needed entity that helps us create jobs, but says nothing about the diversion of scarce dollars to items like finishing the bike/sidewalk loop around Lawrence or pumping more money into a homeless center. Focusing our time & resources into helping a job creator and skill developer we provide the avenue for both new higher paying jobs & increased wages for existing citizens. Thus the Peaslee center can help provide the revenue jobs & tax revenues) so we don't need more beds at the homeless shelter & those taxes can go for a "want" (the bicycle/sidewalk loop). The existance of the Peaslee Center is a "need".

July 17, 2017 at 10:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Kobach echoes Trump

Maybe voter fraud is an issue in Kansas and maybe not. What we do know is false voter registrations have been reported many times over the years.

The following is not Kansas but clearly shows false voter registrations are occurring. The only question remains how many have been used.
http://therightscoop.com/democrat-gro...

Now if all the states would cooperate with the team trying to determine the extent of the problem we could get this over quickly. What's interesting your out I could get the info, but they refuse to turn it over to a committee. The question is: what do the states have to hide?

I guess the states trust he Dems & GOP with the lists but nor the feds...amazing.

July 5, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: The ‘United’ States is anything but

Given Leonard's continued personal attacks, this letter is pure hypocrisy. I believe Leonard should do a little self reflection. As with all the attacks by the left against President Trump, they are all personal attacks, but not many regarding policy.

Thus Leonard is one of the major contributors to the divisiveness in the United States: current example taken from his article above: "My problem wasn’t just that the president is a lying, petty, hateful and incompetent man." If you read Leonard's article without the above sentence & it's short paragraph, you readily see this is just another cheap shot! I believe Leonard is blasting out his own "poor character". His further demeaning of President Trump as abdicating America's world leadership clearly is ignoring Trump's accomplishments. Clearly Trump's agenda is 90 degrees to the Progressive agenda, but that is why he was elected, and why progressives hate him.

Leonard is a major contributor to the divisiveness in the USA today. Leonard, evidently never learned anything about constructive criticism.

I wonder if Leonard ever reads his articles to himself while looking in the mirror.

July 2, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I've silenced Kris Kobach on the issue of voter fraud

First I stand by my comment above. My comment was solely based on a braggadocios headline, in my opinion, and the known facts could have been written in 1 sentence like I suggested. The rest was conjecture/speculation, not facts.

My intent was not to comment regarding Mr. Kobach's actions. I know nothing regarding what he is doing, so for me to criticize that at this time is inappropriate. It would only be conjecture like I criticized above. Dorothy, just because you don't know what has or hasn't been done publicly, doesn't mean "...nothing has been done". And Steve, fair enough to ask why there is no response after this time, but the non-response is the only fact there is. The rest is just speculation Chad made up.

I'm not trying to beat up Chad. I think he is a nice guy & his columns informative and humorous. I just believe, with this subject, Chad went out of his element, and he could have handled it much better.

July 1, 2017 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I've silenced Kris Kobach on the issue of voter fraud

Chad you are a much better writer when you stick to the "What's Happening Around Town" stories. They present a generally positive image of yourself & Lawrence.

You hurt your credibility with "Gotcha" headlines, then have nothing much to say in the article beyond conjecture. That is a sad trap to fall into. Knowing the political leaning of some in town, and as gleefully expressed in the comments above, your article catered to the base instincts of negativity.

There is no story in your article beyond the fact that Kobach, nor his office, has gotten back to you, and you know of no action taken publicly.

The tone of your conjecture/speculation smacks of cover up, & political bias on your part.

The hallmark of a great writer is "factual objectivity". None of which appears in the above article.

I was really disappointed to to see you write the type of article you wrote above. Hopefully we can look forward to something constructive in the future.

July 1, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Monumental insult

Yes $300mm is a lot of money, but an insult? Interesting question.

One way universities & professors gain more income is thru highly recognized & respected research & success in those areas. Consulting fees & Grants are acquired based on respected research, the university gets the grant money, but the professor gets to negotiate the support staff, salaries including theirs & facilities to be used with that grant money. The more recognition & respect the professor & university have the more grant/research money available. The consulting fees are generally the professors alone. The Pharmacy research, new business school & engineering facilities are great examples. I don't know about salaries with those buildings, but the elbow room complained about above was certainly improved.

As far as sports and the monies spent on them & their staffs...well the amount of success sports have at a university, the greater the name recognition the university has as a whole.

The recognition is something to be built upon. Everyone, donors & those providing grants, want to be associated with a success.

I remember some years ago the Chancellor encouraging more research & more publications. I am sure part of the benefit would be grant money for facilities & salaries. I wonder to what extent her words were headed.

The complaints registered above have been with us for years. My question would be, the athletic department has done a great job building upon their successes shown in recruiting & retention of excellent coaches (previous 2 football coaches excepted), staff, facilities & world class athletes, how has the rest of the university capitalized on that success?

Possibly those complaining could look around and ask how can our department capitalize on KU's name in our department? What areas of research in our department would be most beneficial to business, & high demand? Where can we become recognized and solicit grants & consulting fees to improve ourselves & our departments?

Instead of thinking of the $300mm as an insult, maybe it's an opportunity!

June 29, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

After threat and weeks of teasing, Trump finally says he didn't record meetings with Comey

My point is if you don't like someone everything they do irritates you, and the opposite is true if you like them.

Today we see history being made. What is happening is the most concerted effort in America's history to overturn a legitimate election. These efforts are fomented by the media, establishment supporters and all political persuasions that dislike President Trump's agenda.

The tragedy is this manifests itself in all forms of violence. There is political assassination thru the investigations & special council; under the guise of free speech we have plays literally assassinating the President; we have personal attacks on everything the President does (it is spun into a negative by those opposed to his agenda); physical attacks like we witnessed on our congressmen; the character assassination thru various media by the opposition as displayed in these blogs & various social media; We see the media that has nothing good to say (eg, a Harvard study shows CNN's articles about Trump are 93% negative), I could go on.

The point is all of this is leading to a very bad place. The opposition to President Trump has gone from simple comments to physical violence & those promoting physical violence, especially from Comedic & Hollywood actors. All of this is working society into a frenzy.

There is an article out this morning, saying this all is headed to civil war. Is this what we want? I certainly don't. The article's opening comment is: "The left has been at war against America for decades. The right represents those of us who favor individual freedom and capitalism — and the left are those who want government controls and socialism."

http://www.breitbart.com/big-governme...

If one thinks about that comment, one must ask...Why? Why are we trying to turn our self into most other countries? Why do we want to be Europe? I have visited Europe, and been in most of their countries. Nothing compares to America. Why are folks from other countries still trying to enter the USA by any means, if the USA is so bad it's economic & political system must be changed?

There is a place in Old Buda, Budapest called "Momento Park". It is where Hungry disposed of the Russian monuments to themselves and which communicated subservience, after the soviet breakup. Our guide lived under communist oppression, he cried as he took us on a tour explaining what the various statuary meant.

There is one statue with a wall and a large crack in it breaking the wall in two, with a Russian soldier in front of it. He explained the intent was to communicate the intent was the breakup of capitalism & never let America go back to it.

That is the symbolic fight between the Progressives & the Conservatives, and why there is such animosity toward President Trump.

June 23, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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