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Activists ask Wichita to remove Confederate flag from park

I realize you that you posted that as humor, but did you know that one of the official Confederate flag designs was with the St George's cross in the upper left corner and the rest of the flag white. Confederate officers, however, felt that since white was the color used for flags of truce, it should be changed (so then they added a red vertical bar on the right)


June 29, 2015 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

I personally don't see the issue. I think gay people have every right to be unhappy like the rest of us. :D

June 26, 2015 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Talk of a new dog park and a $10 per year dog license requirement for Lawrence; Quonset hut debate in East Lawrence on hold; city manager search update

I just love how people love to try to take other people's money for their pet (ha!) projects.

No to a license fee. If the owner wants it, she can buy the property and sell admission to it.

June 17, 2015 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dad steals school computer at parent-teacher conference, police say

wow that went way over you, didn't it?

June 15, 2015 at 4:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers approve further limits on local gun rules

"Critics contend local officials know their communities best."

erm, no. This has to be one of the weakest and lamest excuses I've ever seen for gun control.

June 3, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas universities lack firm plan for concealed guns on campus, making some anxious

Joe, your reply makes no sense at all. If said students want to purchase/carry a handgun illegally, they likely already have one on campus to begin with, or will choose to do so.

The law didn't change to suddenly allow students under 21 to purchase a handgun. Look, if someone wants to ignore a law, they will do so regardless. This doesn't make it "easier".

Just like in your example: those who wish to drink illegal will do so. If KU suddenly allowed alcohol on campus, those under 21 drinking alcohol would still be breaking the law.

Your attempt at tossing in a straw man has been denied.

May 26, 2015 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How paychecks, pickup trucks and guns fit into the city's budget deliberations; name change on tap for Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau

Would you rather have someone trained in the use of a firearm to stand at that detector in case someone with bad intentions comes through?

Or a Walmart greeter who probably can't run too fast, nor has the physical prowess to stop/tackle someone?

April 22, 2015 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Feel safer?

Cary!! I've missed you! :D

April 7, 2015 at 4:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback signs bill allowing concealed carry without permit

Actually, I talked to my neighbor who is a police officer. He said he already goes into every encounter with the assumption that the person is carrying (legal or not). To not do so could be a death sentence. So he said this law really changes nothing as far as he's concerned.

He'll still find felons who carry illegally and deal with it appropriately.

April 2, 2015 at 10:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rock Chalk Park audit, incentives for Peaslee Center, Eldridge Hotel tax break set to be decided by city commissioners

The city needs to stop the tax breaks. Lawrence is a town that does not need to use them to attract development. We have KU, it's mid-way between Topeka and Kansas City, it sits betwixt two rivers, it has so many things going for it.

Developers are going to develop here because it's so valuable. Stop giving tax breaks!

March 24, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )