Comment history

/feedback/redesign/07/ -- 2007

I think the current site is great; beware fixing what isn't broken.

However, the comments are more than annoying on most stories, and what do they add? In particular, I suggest the comments section be available only on public figure/policy/decision items. There is nothing worse than a story on an accident or crime, followed by the various and sordid comments of those 20 or so people who make a home on the comments sections.

December 16, 2006 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Standing ovation greets soldiers

Welcome home. I don't believe I know anyone from your unit, but you're all our soldiers, and we're very proud of you.

Enjoy sleeping in a bit today, riding that Harley, holding your kids, doing something unscheduled, and just walking along the street. You've paid some of the price for the America many of us sit back and take for granted.

Keep fighting for your country ... tell your stories. Most of us have little idea what it was like for you there. Be sure to share what war really costs, what people gave, and what you came away with. You're back home now, so you're entitled to talk and the rest of us ought to listen.

And, if you have a chance to really talk to the people with no idea -- you know, the ones who never served, who never had a son or daughter in service -- tell them about duty and make them understand the kinds of sacrifice we make in uniform. They probably won't get it, but if those folks (to whom service to country is such an abstract concept) feel a little a guilt about what they've never given ... so be it.

Happy Veterans Day!

November 10, 2006 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kids Voting in Douglas County sets participation record

Thanks so much to all who helped with Kids Voting. We printed a sample precinct ballot from Douglas County Monday night so my son could work on his "practice" ballot and his decisions. He was (and we were) very proud when he made his marks yesterday. Last night he went to bed, eager to awaken today to learn the results, and we're going to save his first "I Voted" sticker.
Back to those who made this happen: please know you're doing a very good thing and your work is appreciated. I think it's Ben Franklin who is credited with saying, "It's a republic ... if you can keep it."
Thank you for teaching our children how we can keep it.

November 8, 2006 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence doctor on trial for surgery error

In case you think you know it all after reading this article -- a mere snapshot of the story, consider:
- insurer may well be in the driver's seat of what may have been offered by Dr. Johnson in settlement;
- insurer/Dr. have likely already offered the $250K cap plus;
- you don't know what other kind of claims may have been made by Plaintiff as a vehicle for seeking economic damages (so as to avoid statutory cap);
- you don't likely know Dr. Johnson or the plaintiff or whether the plaintiff had intended to have a child later; and
- you don't likely know what happened prior to or during the surgery.

November 3, 2006 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kline ad called a 'jaw dropper'

I just find it revolting that Kline's in office right now, and that he's our state's chief law enforcement attorney ... where evidence matters!

My first recall of the depths to which Kline would go is his campaign against Dennis Moore several years back. Kline reviewed positions Moore had taken as a defense attorney and twisted them to pretend that the legal positions were Moore's personal view. I guess once Kline got a taste for scumbag politics, he couldn't let it go. And, I have to echo the sentiment from other comments: Phill Kline would pretend he's speaking from the moral high ground ... I think not.

October 24, 2006 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ads refer to abortion without saying it

"or am I missing something?"


October 10, 2006 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ads refer to abortion without saying it

Gosh ... I've goofed the spelling of "shameless". Can't wait to hear from all the geniuses.

October 10, 2006 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ads refer to abortion without saying it

Recall the old adage "power corrupts". If you ever thought Bush was an arrogant (silver spoon, military service dodging) abuser of his position, just allow Kline to remain in office. This guy's the antithesis of a true public servant. If you do not recognize that he's abused his position and that his personal political gain has been his primary objective, you are not just lying to yourself ... you are slow.
Remember his shamless attack ads when he ran against Dennis Moore several years ago? Phill Kline is a slimey political stunt. If for whatever reason you -- John Q. Voter -- believe Kline is more qualified to lead the office of attorney general than Morrison, then I strongly suspect you have very little interest in law enforcement and tunnel vision (I need not point out your only interest) with respect to the issues in play.

October 10, 2006 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

On the agenda

Gosh, in light of the list of items remaining, what was it they accomplished during the regular session?

April 24, 2006 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wal-Mart lawsuit over, will be allowed to build

Great News!
It will be right next to Free State ... so our children can learn firsthand about pure capitalism.
On west 6th, the traffic is so light, this will allow for more use of the dollars already spent on infrastructure there.
Another light just west of 6th and Wakarusa will be a welcome addition for commuters.
Now I don't have drive oh so far to south Iowa to participate in the Walton model.
Gosh, I hope the Walmart Bank gets the federal approval it's been seeking since July, so it can be added to the 6 & Wak. location.
Thanks WalMart for always showing us what's best and teaching us that you belong where you say you belong.

Honestly, thanks to the city for doing your best to listen when we (yes we, the people) said we don't want that type of development at that location. You apparently fought the good fight, but we all saw (smelled) it coming back when they were awarded attorney fees for the remainder of the case.

Like it or not, now we're another step nearer becoming just another generic city ... might as well just call us "City, Kansas" and sell us off the shelf at Super Walmarts.

April 21, 2006 at 11:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )