Comment history

Statehouse Live: State agriculture secretary calls for repeal of laws restricting corporate farms

Attorney General Schmidt wrote a letter rather than issuing an opinion largely due to a previous opinion issued in 1983 by then A.G. Robert T. Stephen. The opinion dealt with K.S.A. 17-5904 which regulates the ownership by corporations of agricultural land in Kansas. No problem at that time with the constitution.

January 15, 2013 at 5:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Lawrence home sales for first half of year up nearly 11 percent; Americans for Prosperity rep. urges City Commission to dump sustainability posts

To Mullins: Where were you when a foreign corporation condemned Kansans' properties, including some of the best farmland in the state, from the Nebraska border south to Oklahoma so tar sands oil could flow south to Houston and on to China? Where were you and AFP when private property including homes were condemned by the government and then transferred to private business to build the Legends complex in Wyandotte County? I certainly didn't hear any protest by AFP or their founders when those condemnations of private property occurred.

July 18, 2012 at 12:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback voices disapproval of Obama rule on contraceptives

Hospitals, whether run by a non-profit, profit or charitable institution, are in the business of making money. Religious-owned hospitals do not hire just those who have taken the vows of their religion but hire whomever they can find to fill the positions so that they may keep their doors open and continue to make money. Brownback's statement that women should quit their jobs and go work for another business is arrogant, sexist and, dare I say it, Taliban-like.

February 29, 2012 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Speaker O'Neal apologizes for forwarding email that calls Michelle Obama "Mrs. YoMama"

I think the waste of taxpayers' money is paying the salary of the communications director who provides lame excuses for the other waste of taxpayers' money, Speaker O'Neal.

January 5, 2012 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Congressional delegation dismayed at supercommittee's inability to reach agreement

The super-committee is a reflection of the larger group. Why should the super-committee be held responsible when they merely reflect the problems of the larger group?

November 22, 2011 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State Rep. Anthony Brown criticizes Lawrence, KU

Rep. Brown -- 1. Clean the log out of your own eye before you attempt to clean the log out of your neighbor's eye. 2. It is the height of poor manners to accept hospitality with one hand and slap your host with the other. 3. Bullies can be of any age and can even be a political party. The abilities to welcome all thoughts and to look for the good in all are the hallmarks of a true statesman; apparently you have yet to achieve those abilities.

January 6, 2011 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Kobach criticized for taking Nebraska job

Mr. Kobach doesn't get it. If he is Secretary of State, there is no free time. He isn't applying for an 8-5 job. He can't have two masters.

July 28, 2010 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nebraska city hires Kobach to fight illegal immigration ordinance lawsuits

If you want to solve the illegal immigration problem, then penalize the businesses that hire them. If they can't work here, they won't come here. However, expect your food costs to rise, small businesses to fail, and foreclosures to increase once again. Farmers and ranchers can grow all they want, but someone has to process the product. Mr. Kobach is simply utilizing this issue to attain higher office. People who are poor and willing to risk their lives to come to this country won't be stopped because they can't rent an apartment. If Mr. Kobach was seriously interested in stopping illegal immigration, he would encourage the government to go after his major contributors. Until then, he's just another flim-flam man.

July 28, 2010 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think the state should be forced to fund public schools at the rate lawmakers approved several years ago to settle a court order?

TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., received a 10 year moratorium on taxes from the Kansas Legislature. TransCanada claimed it provided a public benefit to Kansas on oil slurry that is transported from Canada to Oklahoma. The oil slurry is not processed or used within the state boundaries. They are now threatening to send all the oil slurry to China if we won't allow a second pipeline. (Like they weren't going to send it there if that was the highest price to be paid?) Maybe if we taxed TransCanada like we tax food, utilities, and other necessities, we would have more funding available for our schools.

July 19, 2010 at 12:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lowe's seeking to build home improvement store near Sixth Street and Folks Road

Why would I pay more to shop at Lowe's in Lawrence when I can go drive west the same distance but pay less tax in Topeka? Sorry, boys, any business that charges me extra for the privilege of driving to Lawrence won't be getting my money.

May 24, 2010 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )