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City commission to consider $725,000 loan to homeless shelter

Mean-spirited and stupid. Go on down there and mock the women and children in person, tuff guy.

October 8, 2013 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Current federal government shutdown similar to 2009 showdown in Kansas

"The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going -- except for ObamaCare."

BitterClinger, see, here's the thing:

The POTUS won election based in large part on the ACA; put more plainly, the citizens of this country rejected Mitt Romney and the GOP in favor of the agenda that Obama put forward.

Even more plainly - your side lost. Sorry! That's how "democracy" works.

Then, to add to the festival of democracy, the ACA survived 50+ Congressional attempts to repeal/defund it...democracy, again!

Just for fun, the Supreme Court of the United States of America verified that the ACA was constitutional.

And now it's the law.

So your quote is exactly right, but the context is 100% incorrect. The GOP, or more succinctly, a very small subset of House Republicans, LOST. There is no reason for the Dems to negotiate now - that part happened already. Dem's won, GOP lost.

What is happening now is literal "hostage taking" by the GOP. There is no legal or moral reason for Obama to capitulate on this. You want the ACA repealed? WIN AN ELECTION BASED ON THAT PROPOSITION.

Until then, this stunt that the GOP is pulling is un-American - literally in defiance of democracy. Any suggestion that this is Obama's fault is based in either a) ignorance of how we got here, b) willful spinning, or c) both.

October 8, 2013 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas hoops recruit Kelly Oubre feels ‘love’

Dear Jayhawk nation, please forgive onewillow - this person IS NOT representative of Jayhawk fans. X came and played hard, helped KU win games. Julian Wright was a hugely popular Jayhawk, and a tremendously important part of the team.

Fans and alumni of KU wish the best for all of our former players. Here's to X getting on in LA, and to JuJu in all of his endeavors.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

October 7, 2013 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City receives seven proposed sites for police headquarters building

There is no justifiable reason for this expense.

October 2, 2013 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government shutdown produces automated calls from Democratic Party group targeting Jenkins, Yoder

"Congress passes the laws and Congress can change the laws"

Holy melon, Fred. You really have no clue do you?

To change the law, Congress has to vote. The majority vote wins.

Congressional Republicans attempted to repeal the ACA over 50 times. They lost every time.

It's low-info voters like yourself, who have no conception of how our government actually works, that get the nation into jams like this. It's enough to make your teeth hurt.

October 2, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government shutdown produces automated calls from Democratic Party group targeting Jenkins, Yoder

Fred, you just don't know what you're talking about.

KS Dems try to stop Brownback, you say. How do they do that? Do they do it by voicing opinions and voting against his policies? Or do they try and shut down state gov?

Everything I said above is 100% accurate. You need to take a civics refresher.

October 2, 2013 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government shutdown produces automated calls from Democratic Party group targeting Jenkins, Yoder

Fred, your question boils down to basic understanding of our system of government:

This POTUS, like it or not, won the last election. He campaigned heavily on the ACA.

After the ACA was signed into law, it survived over 50 congressional votes to repeal it.

The two instances above are called "democracy."

Then, just for good measure, the SCOTUS verified the constitutionality of the ACA.

That's why the GOP has to "acquiesce" to the Dems and the POTUS: they lost. They lost the pres election, they lost in Congress, and they lost in the Supreme Court.

What they're doing now is tantamount to hostage taking - "we lost, so now give us everything we want or we'll shut down the government."

It's insane, and disgraceful. Don't forget that Huelskamp and Pompeo also voted to shut down the government.

October 2, 2013 at 7:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

"Conservative radio host jokes Hillary Clinton should be shot "

I await the outrage.

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/26/conse...

September 26, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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