hawkbuilder (Mike George)


Comment history

Lawrence teachers, along with others in state, face tough decisions after KPERS rules changes

While I agree with you, I believe that this is just a portion of the crisis that the Governor and legislature have already created by pieces. I think most of us feel that the state is in an "operating educational system crisis" at this point.

July 30, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

Bill, is that the opinion version of a short leash?

July 23, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor appoints three to Kansas Board of Regents

Thanks especially to Kenny Wilk for his past service on the board and to the state in general. A wise and sensible gentleman.

June 17, 2015 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislators approve 'Band-Aid' budget with largest tax increase in state history

I like your suggestion, but I fear that the Democratic legislators don't have the cajones to make that happen, let alone the votes - either in the legislature or the public.

June 12, 2015 at 7:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Appeals board questions Douglas County codes enforcement policy

Since I am a retired construction manager with 45 years' experience, and aside from Kobach being involved, I completely disagree with you, Scott. Building codes for residential and agricultural buildings need to be applied as national codes require. If the new inspector isn't up to the task, the county should replace him with someone who is making decisions based on knowledge of codes with some common sense thrown in, but rules are rules. And while Weinaug wrings his hands about policy, it is very obvious that codes administration is not being enacted.

May 31, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What does Memorial Day mean to you?

Of the individuals interviewed, I can only guess that their parents did not impress upon them the importance of the holiday for respecting and honoring the individuals in military and civilian service who have kept our freedoms possible. And quite possibly, they were not included in Memorial Day tributes or taking flowers to cemeteries to celebrate the lives and deeds of not only the veterans, but their other ancestors. That's the only conclusion I can come to.... But that's just me.

May 22, 2015 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Uber hires former Brownback campaign manager as lobbyist

"...although many legislators may be reluctant to cross the governor." What kind of legislature do we have? Oh, that's right, we already know the answer..... Somebody needs to grow some political cajones.

April 29, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxpayers footing the bill for hundreds of flights that KU defends as essential

Let's see a comparison of the total costs to the University last year versus the financial benefits, broken down. At least you don't have any good old boy contractors to muddy up the water with their accounting on this issue.

March 1, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxpayers footing the bill for hundreds of flights that KU defends as essential

I can absolutely guarantee you that someone is passing these articles to their friends and associates in the Kansas Legislature as we speak, and it will be on the legislative "bulletin board" tomorrow. It is an excellent set of articles that are well-researched and written. Kudos to the JW and the writer, and I don't see anything inconsistent about presenting different situations that don't necessarily coincide within the paper each week - even though the amount of high-quality content seems to have slipped. If the officials involved in the decisions to operate the University, or Endowment, or Athletics don't see the ethical standards that they are violating as contributing to the perceptions of state legislators, they are more determined to throw the taxpayers under the bus than I had imagined. Shame on all of them.

March 1, 2015 at 10:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxpayers footing the bill for hundreds of flights that KU defends as essential

I'm trying to figure out - what do you think is important?

March 1, 2015 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )