fredthemechanic1213 (Jonathan Fox)


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Brownback criticized for speaking at conservative conference

It'd be great if we could separate the argument of whether someone disagrees with gay marriage and whether people hate gay people. Because it's not the same thing. It is entirely possible to disagree with gay marriage and not hate gay people. I don't hate women by disagreeing with multiple women marrying the same man.

October 29, 2015 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Clinton email issues are overstated

The real problem for voters is the deceit and dishonesty. Clinton denies everything and then she continues to push a web of lies. I don't care if her email practices are illegal so much as she lies about it and won't apologize. It's just not a quality we need in the highest office.

August 31, 2015 at 7:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence engineers recommending lane reduction for stretch of Kasold Drive

Since when is a street light that actually stops traffic and has devoted crosswalk signal lights not safer than a roundabout where traffic doesn't stop, and is not able to see pedestrians as well?

August 31, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

National reports show tuition rates rising as state funding for higher education declines

The article fails to point out that while state funding goes down, universities across the country are spending way more year after year, outpacing inflation 2-4+ times. The extra cost at universities insn't so much faculty, but ridiculous administrators, ammenities, and sports venues.

April 22, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor's plan leaves end of Kansas income taxes uncertain

Since when is AFP a quotable source?

February 3, 2015 at 7:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Grocery store industry begins new push to allow strong beer, wine, liquor sales

All this does it put hundreds of small businesses out of business so that Dillon's grocery stores can make more money.

The convenience of not having to drive down the street to a liquor store, versus the jobs created by liquor stores is not worth it. Putting liquor and strong beer on grocery shelves will not create any jobs or boost anyone except the large grocery chain's bottom line.

January 10, 2015 at 11:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence grocery store in the works for 11th and Massachusetts

Funny how nobody is upset about the idea of special parking privileges and tax subsidies.

I guess that's where the line is. Provides a visible thing that people want as opposed to something like jobs or economic development.

December 4, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republican streak on line in U.S. Senate race

Maybe if more than a fraction of actual VOTERS voted in primaries we could have good candidates in the general election.
For most of the country, the majority of people who vote in primaries are the farther left or right democrats and republicans. This is what's preventing compromise in Congress.
If you result to saying that you're picking between the better of two bad candidates, help a decent democrat/republican get on the ticket in the first place.

November 5, 2014 at 8:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What a wonderful store. So many things to explore and the owner is so helpful in suggesting new things and pointing in the right direction.

October 2, 2014 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: KU struggles to establish winning football program

You can look up KU faculty salaries online because of open public records. KU's Chancellor makes over $400,000, AD makes over $550,000, head coaches of football and basketball make well over $10 million.

September 20, 2014 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )