Comment history

League of Women Voters seeks to get names of judicial applicants from Brownback

I love the fact that we're protecting the confidentiality of the judicial applicants. They're a fragile group of shrinking violets, these contenders for a highly visible position.

I wonder if the applicants are allowed to out themselves? Or are they sworn to secrecy?

July 4, 2013 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

League of Women Voters seeks to get names of judicial applicants from Brownback

I just click randomly on the answers without reading the questions until the box goes away.

July 4, 2013 at 8 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

No regrets for KU researcher after injuries prevent trip to Sweden to receive honor

I click on them at random until they disappear.

July 3, 2013 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback says Romney focused too much on the economy in failed White House bid

I suspect people are waking up to the fact that their economic policies don't work. That leaves the social issues. People are less likely to change their views when it comes to things like abortion. So sticking with that issue - and blurring the whole tax cuts for the rich thing - seems like a good strategy.

June 29, 2013 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Federal judge considering blocking Kansas abortion rules

I agree. Technically accurate, but creates the impression the judge is leaning the other way.

June 27, 2013 at 6:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU chancellor to get $60,000 pay raise funded through KU Endowment Association

That is exactly what I thought. Glad I don't donate to them. Never will in future.

June 20, 2013 at 7:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Armed employees could invalidate school districts’ insurance policies

Of course, it's about money, not children. They're in the business of making money. In this case they've decided the risk is too high for their taste.

I'm not sure how life insurance enters into the discussion, but unless you've traveled to a war zone most life insurance policies will pay off even if you're the victim of terrorism.

Most shootings in schools have nothing to do with terrorism anyway.

June 20, 2013 at 6:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Residents irate over quarry blasting

Who are the Ginsbergs?

Also, there's a typo here: “We realized when we purchaed this property ..."

And Freidel is spelled two different ways - with one 'l' and with two.

June 18, 2013 at 3:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Energy folly

I wouldn't use the word 'regulation' in this case. A regulation comes from a government body. In Zarco's case, the rule comes from some of kind contractual agreement with Phillips 66. The fact that Phillips 66 has imposed a rule which effectively closes down the sale of E15 at these stations at least raises the question of whether that was what motivated the rule. I don't use E15 myself, but I see no reason to object to others doing so if they wish. (

I'm not sure how E15 is politically mandated or how it's being forced on the public (I personally have felt no pressure), but I do think that our reliance on petroleum is not sustainable. I'm glad people are investigating alternatives. Sometimes we have to provide subsidies to encourage these attempts. I believe oil companies were subsidized in the early days too - and to this very day. It would be nice if the big energy companies were using some of their profits to investigate alternatives. They seem more interested in finding ways of shutting down what they perceive to be potential competition.

June 15, 2013 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homosexuals in Boy Scouts a Bad Idea

He also incorrectly believes that homosexuality is synonymous with gender identity disorder.

June 13, 2013 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )