Comment history

KU business school releases designs of new building

Second graf, "After raising nearly $60 million in PRIVATE funds for a new facility..."

April 2, 2014 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence liquor store owners oppose push for groceries to sell more alcohol

Let me get this straight. We want to systematically put hundreds of liquor stores out of businesses, put thousands of people out of work, create a huge new expense by having to quadruple the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) budget, sacrifice sales tax income, and send more money out of state to Walmart, HyVee... All for the sake of not having to buy gin and tonic at two separate locations?

Sorry, totally not worth it.

Oh and stop calling it a monopoly, there are way too many liquor stores in town competing against each other to be able to call it a monopoly.

February 25, 2014 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence's Free State Brewing Co. to celebrate 25 years; how that boat in your driveway may become a problem

While I think that the past existing rules for recreational vehicles seemed reasonable; not parking them in your front yard; there should remain the right to store them on your property. I cannot imagine an old boat or RV having a sizable enough detriment to a neighborhood to warrant its removal from someone's property.

As for the sight of motorist concern, as long as the vehicle isn't parked on the sidewalk right next to the street, that shouldn't be a problem.

February 17, 2014 at 4:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate president has concerns that gay-marriage bill discriminates

I've copied the first few lines of the actual bill since even the LJW didn't bother to actually read it.

Lets at least try to argue over the truth and not distort what the bill is actually meant to protect.

AN ACT concerning religious freedoms with respect to marriage. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no individual or religious entity shall be required by any governmental entity to do any of the following, if it would be contrary to the sincerely held religious beliefs of the individual or religious entity regarding sex or gender:
(a) Provide any services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges; provide counseling, adoption, foster care and other social services; or provide employment or employment benefits, RELATED TO THE CELEBRATION OF ANY MARRIAGE, DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP, CIVIL UNION OR SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT;

This bill is specifically in reference to marriage. The bill only allows provisions for refusal of business GIVEN it is related to, or related to the CELEBRATION of marriage, domestic partnership, civil union, etc...

This isn't a blanket law for refusing service to say someone coming into say a restaurant, grocery store, coffee shop, hospital, tire shop, etc...

It allows provision for those who do wedding services and wish not to endorse that lifestyle through their marriage related services.

February 14, 2014 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House leader says legislators and higher education officials need 'shared goals'

It doesn't take a masters in education to see the runaway spending/tuition hikes, administrative bloat, and extravagant extras that universities continue to dump taxpayer and student money on at universities. The unfortunate thing is that when the legislature sends the message that universities are spending too much and cuts funding, KBOR responds by just increasing tuition even more.

January 21, 2014 at 5:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Capitol Police worry about concealed guns law

Are we really scared that legislators are going to shoot up the statehouse, let alone their ability to do that anyway.

Anti-gun laws are about fear, pro-gun laws are about self-defense.

December 19, 2013 at 3:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County to seek gun law exemption

I'm still dumbfounded by the fact that since this new state law requires that the no-gun signs be taken down, that now is when security features are added to these facilities. Why is it necessary to add security features now that law-abiding armed citizens are allowed to enter? As apposed to an actual criminal walking in with a weapon up until now? That is true paranoia.

December 17, 2013 at 12:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius a finalist for Time Person of Year

USA Today reported Pope Francis as Time Person of the Year. Given the other options listed, there really wasn't any competition against him.

December 11, 2013 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton hopes to develop multistory apartment, retail building at 11th and Massachusetts

A tax abatement is not your tax dollars. You can't spend the taxes from a project if it isn't built.

October 30, 2013 at 10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials hoping for thaw in icy relations between higher education and Republican legislative leaders

My problem isn't so much that legislators are cutting funding, but that the only result of that is higher tuition; making it that much harder for students to afford higher education.

There has to be a better way to force universities to cut back spending, because they haven't done much.

October 20, 2013 at 4:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )