Comment history

Senior advocate finds her days are still busy in retirement

Judy is a wonderful asset to our community and a great friend!

February 21, 2018 at 7:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Stand against guns

Dear Bob and Bill,

The correlation between gun deaths and the number of guns available is almost 1 to 1. What's wrong with your picture?


February 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Ashamed of inaction


Prove that firearms were more accessible in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Prove that the change has to do with congenital liberals rather than NRA congenital conservatives.

Prove that this change doesn't have to do with importation of hundreds of thousands of weapons over the past 20 years as well as a misreading of the constitution.

Prove that your so-called inculcation centers actually exist.


February 20, 2018 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former J-W editorial page editor wins lifetime achievement award from Kansas Press Association

“I went into this career with a sort of missionary zeal about how important journalism is to a healthy democracy,” Gardner said. “I think we are really reminded of that today.”

Your philosophy about the importance of journalism in a democratic society was and is so critical, not only locally but also nationally and internationally. We absolutely must keep our local newspapers going. You had the courage to hang in there with the Lawrence Journal-World when your editorials were not always popular. This is a lesson for all of us.


February 10, 2018 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: In Trump’s White House, it’s survival of the servile


Your knee jerk reactions are so formulaic that I could write them for you with the new little dictionary I am compiling.

Once in a while, however, a revelation rises from the non-critical thinking path. Lo, soon..., as you say, everything will make sense, come to light, and we will know all, understand all, because Obama explains everything. He is so pertinent to everything Trump does. Why hold back this insider information now? It will be so on target and so revealing that it will change everything.

We just have to wait Bobby fans! The wisdom of a congenitally closed mind will eventually burst forth!! Denny

January 13, 2018 at 8:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Crisis will resume after Olympics


Add "despondent cynicism" to the little Bobby Summers' dictionary. It's a perfect description of your personality disorder. The fact that you believe in a liberal gene, that political positions are genetic, is another example of this cynicism. I believe that you use despondent cynicism to cover up your intellectual laziness and lack of any interest in looking at all sides of complicated issues. You just jump to despondent cynicism. It so much easier. Tut, tut. Denny

January 12, 2018 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump creates path for Kansas, other states to require Medicaid recipients to have a job


You are not making any sense again. You are much smarter than this.


January 11, 2018 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What has become of the art for East Ninth Street?


More lovely words and phrases. They are so instructive. I'm going to add "critical thinkers" to your Little Dictionary along with "East Larryvile," and "The Bird". So I suppose "uncritical thinkers" might be logically the opposite of critical thinkers? Would you be an uncritical thinker, for example, or a critical thinker? Denny

January 7, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: A year of Donald Trump in charge

Good Morning, Bobby,

I see that you were up again early this morning and at it. I am always cheered by your existence.

In preparation for the Bastille Day debate, I am developing what I call The Little Bobby Summers Dictionary of Insults and Praises which I want to publish before the debate. To that end, I think it is only fair to let you contribute to the definitions of words and phrases that you use.

I don't have any words yet that begin with A but I'm sure over the next few months some will come up.

Can you help me with these words by giving me their definitions?

liberal logic
dog-eating tyrant
congenital liberal
drunken lemurs
liberal gene

Just to move the dictionary along, from time to time please send me words and phrases in your vocabulary that I should include. We need to make the dictionary as broad and deep as possible so that our audience will know what you are talking about. That's the least we can do.

Otherwise, it's a fine day to get out and take a walk in the woods. It would do you a lot of good. I am about to do the same.


January 4, 2018 at 11:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Trump is putting America at risk

Yes, Ken, but Bobby and I will probably have to wear protective vests! The red-white-and-blue bunting will not protect us in our own country. At least we're both Vets! We may have to head to Topeka to the VA hospital after the debate is over. Bobby and I are not violent at all but we worry about the lonely crowd. I'm sure that we'll have to notify the police department about our intentions before hand. I recommend that they don't bring the dogs, though. There will be way too many yahoos out there smoking and drinking and dancing in the streets on Bastille Day. May the best debater win and then we all go drink beer at Harbour Lites.

January 3, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )