fredthemechanic1213 (Jonathan Fox)


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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 )

K.C.-based Mexican restaurant coming to old Carlos O'Kelly's spot; food truck battle may be brewing; study finds Lawrence not very average

I'm more worried about how or even if these trucks are inspected. Restaurants are regularly inspected, are food trucks under the same health codes and inspections?

August 28, 2014 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence-based company launches salad dressing line, set to make QVC appearance; city commissioners to discuss fun center and police headquarters

I would like to know more about the reasons for the new police headquarters. Aside from consolidating to one location instead of being split between downtown and 15th & Wak, I don't know what $30 million bucks gets us.

If that's the only real big reason for the project, we'd be better off waiting until we pay off one of our other big sales tax projects (Library maybe) and passing that increase on to this police project (Since sales taxes never seem to go down in this town even when they are raised for one specific building project).

May 23, 2014 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission to study possibility of November election for police headquarters project

Do sales taxes ever go down? I have never seen it because the city usually keeps the increase and finds another project to spend it on. We need to wait and pay off some of the other big projects in town (public library maybe) and pass that increase on to this project not increase taxes that never go back down even further. This city is already the most expensive cost of living in the state but a substantial margin. If we're going to be concerned about the poor, pass this project on until we can afford it. This project should have come before a new public library anyway.

May 21, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why high school sports matter, and why they don't

There are lots of other avenues to collegiate success that don't have to revolve around athletics. It costs 4 times as much money to field a high school football player than it does to educate that "student-athlete." While I know full well the benefits athletics have on students academic ability, I also know of many more success stories of non-athletes succeeding academically or in a different extra-curricular activity, especially ones that don't require near the facilities and expense to maintain.

April 25, 2014 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )