fishcat (Jim Fisher)


Comment history

Tom Keegan: Changes working for LHS football

I will say up front that I was most vocal (or in this forum is it literal?) in my displeasure of Coach Wedd's style during discussion of an opinion piece titled 'I Think it's Time To Get Off Coach Wedd's Back'. Since that time and to Coach Wedd's credit there has been notable change to his program.
One example was bringing a former Sunflower League quarterback prospect in as an assistant to mentor his field leader for an offensive scheme far from what would have been used to be called Lawrence High Football.
A point I tried to make at the time was how players shouldn't go both ways the whole game and if the same eleven were going to it decreases participation.
Both Coach Wedd and his wife Gwen have a love for this school and town that is rarely competed with, and I fully expect their visages to be beaming down at visitors to the Lawrence High rotunda some day.
I hope my personal growth has come close to matching Coach Wedd's over the same period of time, and I thank you Tom for pointing his out.

September 28, 2016 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Clinton not to blame

I'm sure Mr. Warwick knows about these matters to a greater degree than I do. I don't even remember if there was an American embassy in Lybia during Qaddafi's reign. Common sense though would surely dictate a higher degree of involvement for the Department of State in an unsure political climate after a regime change.

Blaming Fox News for for shaping the opinions of anyone that doesn't agree with their progressive views has become a tired argument. As far as getting information from one source, wouldn't the Secretary of State have the means to verify the assertion that an angry mob left a movie theater with the intent of defending their religion's honor by taking out the embassy?

August 31, 2016 at 7:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Immigrant embodies American values

Mr. Pitts is attempts using emotion to persuade readers' agreement to his predetermined conclusion of what party held the "best" convention.
The glaring indifference to election, then immigration law and the blind eye turned toward it exemplifies his party's attitude.
In retirement, my father worked for the Census Bureau as an interviewer. The company line was they were gathering information so resources and services could be more evenly distributed. The information, he said, was held anonymously and protected by law. My response to him was that if he knocked at my door I would kindly escort him off my property. The reason being the info is protected by law until the law was changed.

July 31, 2016 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters to select general election candidates for 3rd District Douglas County Commission in Tuesday's primary

I would be proud to have any of these candidates as the next County Commissioner.
Not so much for the highest position in our nation.

July 31, 2016 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers pass bills on police body cams, stalking by drones, SLAPP suits

Who provides the funds allowing police to have dashboard and body cameras? Now the state legislature unanimously passes a law restricting those that foot the bill from access, barring a Judge's order?
It just keeps getting better, dudennit?

April 30, 2016 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World parent company considering demolition of large downtown Lawrence building

I wish the LJW would begin production here again. I get my paper well after seven in the morning most days. Not good.

April 20, 2016 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Royals fans tear down goal post at KU's Memorial Stadium

Why the self-hatred Dorothy? A few misguided adults (maybe) acting like children and you want a pox on the basketball team? Have confidence in KUPD.

November 3, 2015 at 6:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New poll shows most Kansans are more moderate than GOP, but can Democrats win the trust issue?

Irresponsible headline this morning Mr. Hancock. Each party has it's factions. Imagine the uproar if a headline stated most Democrats are right of Lawrence. This registered Democrat is.

August 21, 2015 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

As audit begins, questions about Rock Chalk Park accounting grow

Pure speculation. On a proposal labor rates are specified for the work being performed. It's not unusual for a crew foreman to be specified a higher rate.

My issue is the amount of billable hours attributed to the described task, and appearance of double dipping by the office worker/stalker.

That's how we end up paying $700 for toilet seats. Or whatever

February 1, 2015 at 5:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As audit begins, questions about Rock Chalk Park accounting grow

The dollar amounts listed for laborers staking construction sites is probably a competitive cost within the industry. Chad's article seems to imply the laborer is paid that amount.

The billable hours are another thing. It's especially hard to keep up with office work if you're out staking. 65 hours is a long work week, trust me. Months of 70-80 hour weeks would tear anyone down. I hope they are OK.

February 1, 2015 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )