jkilgore (Jeff Kilgore)


Comment history

Moody's calls school finance ruling a 'credit negative' for Kansas

Western Kansans? How about "Kansans"?

March 16, 2014 at 9:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU warns of accreditation issues at medical school, but committee rejects funding initiative

I can't speak for anyone else, but my tax dollars are well spent when I see them spent for higher education. 1970s facilities does sound antiquated, and I wonder if 10 years from now the university will suffer as a result, as well as individual members of the legislature, given their age. Do they fully understand that by declining funding, they're quite likely gambling on their own health? Kansas' motto should really read: Kansas, as short term as you can think.

March 11, 2014 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County farmland values buck statewide trend downward

Ben, I won't dispute these--figures $4,500 and $5,000 per acre, but I can tell you that I don't know a single seller in Jefferson County, the NW county adjacent to Douglas, who has sold land for much more than $3,000 and this area is equally desirable.

February 9, 2014 at 4:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence health advocates happy to see CVS quitting tobacco

I'm switching pharmacies from Walgreens to CVS. This choice is supportable and applaudable. Well done.

February 7, 2014 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How important is it for Kansas to produce and invest in clean energy?

To the poster above: why look at it only as a matter of taxes?

Capitalism, still the best economic system, is flawed by the lack of imagination of the public. The wind, as well as petroleum is thought of in Norway as a national treasure shared by all. As a result, Norway has more than $1,000,000,000,000 (1T) in its national treasury. Imagine what the worth of US utilities would be if energy were thought of as a shared good like national parks and lakes. It isn't that it couldn't be done. It's that it can't be imagined. Americans, evidently would rather see a few thousand people insanely rich instead of providing quality services for the masses. This lack of imagination, this system which challenges every single entity of life, is something that Americans simply can't see around. The government, as we all know, is evil. Just as the corporate leaders are god-like "job creators."

Although it would be the public's best interest to borrow from the Norwegian system, there is no way it could happen given our lack of imagination.

December 16, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fans gather, wait overnight, for Late Night in the Phog

This is a great problem to have. The only problem I see is that it wasn't televised. I wondered if this wasn't going to happen.

October 5, 2013 at 7:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fans gather, wait overnight, for Late Night in the Phog

Yeah, our amateur athletes are getting filthy rich!

October 5, 2013 at 7:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU football picked last in Big 12 media poll

What a stupid ranking, a stupid thing to do. Athlon can kiss my Ath.

July 18, 2013 at 7:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Environmentalists say provision in House-approved farm bill would make it easier to build coal-burning Sunflower plant

It will poison our skies, the electricity goes out of state, a few people will make a pile of money, and the "incomes" of the workers won't even cover the cost of taxes that will educated their children. Sounds like the Kansas we've all come to know.

July 18, 2013 at 7:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Advocates for gay rights still face long road to marriage equality in Kansas

Marriage, a quasi-religious, societal institution evolving to include people who want their private relationships validated to fit the needs of an increasingly tolerant society. Kansas, not always as bigoted as you think, despite the right.

PS, 1960 called. They want to know if white and black people can marry.

June 30, 2013 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )