d_thompson (Douglas Thompson)


Comment history

Despite another string of absences, school board member says she is committed to serving

Kris Adair is a disgrace. She should be ashamed of herself. If you aren't able to fulfill your commitment to the school board, then you should resign. The board's job is to make decisions that impact the lives and futures of our most valuable resource, our children. I don't even think her kids go to Lawrence Public Schools, so I guess why would she care. She chooses to not do her duty to the school board and her husband tries to get the city to pay for his internet company at every turn. The sooner they move out of the area, the better we will all be.

The only good news is that she is in her final year of her term and I can see no possible way she would ever be given another term.

January 26, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Rep. Jenkins announces retirement from politics, says she won't seek any office in 2018

I would disagree, she was elected to do the best thing for the people of her district. In many cases that aligns with what is best for the nation, but she represents the needs of the people of the Kansas Second District. I agree that a strong nation is usually best for the citizens of her district, but at all times she should be thinking what is best for her district. I am not saying I agree with how she voted or her positions, just saying that she doesn't represent the nation, just the 2nd District of Kansas.

January 25, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Rep. Jenkins announces retirement from politics, says she won't seek any office in 2018

Except that isn't how it works. There would be a special election. The Governor doesn't appoint the replacement.

January 25, 2017 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group takes over Lawrence City Commission meeting, refuses to leave until demands are met

Wait, what??? How are you relating the BLM movement in any way to the right wing? Did you actually watch any of the video - or look at the photo - before making your comment about there being no blacks in the group? Just asking because your statement is ludicrous.

September 7, 2016 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Another fast-food chicken restaurant sets its sights on Lawrence; basketball court promise broken at Rock Chalk Park

I don't play basketball and I agree there are other options to play in Lawrence. However, that is not the point. This city has a hard time being trustworthy. The city government made a deal with the citizens and then broke it in no time. Any staff who knowingly bypassed the commission knowing the deal city leaders made overstepped their authority and they should be questioned for their actions at a minimum. Even though this is a small issue by itself, it continues to show that the city can't be trusted.

July 25, 2016 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT announces right-in, right-out at K-10/Kasold intersection

LJW had it listed as North 1000 Rd in the article originally - they have since corrected it. That is why I pointed it out .

July 8, 2016 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT announces right-in, right-out at K-10/Kasold intersection

The light is being installed on North 1200 Road not North 1000 Road, right?

July 7, 2016 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Starting school after 9 a.m.: Board likes idea for high school students, but cost, other concerns loom

A lot of the kids that ride the bus are not in Lawrence.

June 28, 2016 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board to consider changes to school start times

My 7 year old boards the bus at 6:50. It is way too early for a 7 year old to be up in order to be ready for a 6:50 bus.

June 27, 2016 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission faced with dilemma: raise taxes or cut city staff

Making a decision on who should be cut based on whether they are an hourly employee or a salaried employee is ridiculous for a myriad of reasons. I don't disagree that there are certainly other areas that should be considered prior to cutting employees, but who to cut based on their pay structure would be horribly irresponsible.

June 15, 2016 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )