joshua_montgomery (Joshua Montgomery)


Comment history

Letter: Budget choices

Stockholm Sweden's municipally owned broadband system generated $19.3 Million in profit last year for the municipality. Since it's inception in 1997 it has been profitable all but two years - 1997 and during the 2003 dot com bust.

It also drove broadband prices down by fostering competition. It is operated as a carrier neutral wholesale system. Stockholm residents pay $11/mo for a 100 Mbps connection.

That is $19.3 Million that local taxpayers don't have to pay.

It's not that all municipal projects are bad, its that Leadership Lawrence, Cadre Lawrence and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the candidates they support can't tell the good from the bad.

August 17, 2015 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer submits resignation to city

Enough folks. Lets let Jeremy move on. He is a very young man. Everyone makes mistakes.

He's paid for his mistake with his job and his elected office.

Only cowards beat a man when he is down. The citizens of Lawrence are better than this. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Move along.

August 12, 2015 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer submits resignation to city

That's enough folks. Leave the Mr. Farmer alone.

He lost his job and resigned his public position. Enough is enough.

He is no longer a public figure and it is time for the trolls on this forum and Dolph's lackeys at the LJWorld to leave him be.

He is a private citizen now and private citizens deserve privacy.

August 12, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach to start voter fraud prosecutions in September

I want to clarify for any students reading this: It is fine to register to vote in Lawrence provided you do not vote twice in the same election.

Students are permitted to, and should be encouraged to, participate in Lawrence elections.

August 7, 2015 at 12:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Higher wage lessons

Why is it that conservatives say "tax cuts will generate revenue", but ignore the fact that wage increases ACTUALLY generate revenue - at a very high rate.

The creation of the middle class in our nation was caused by increased wages due in part to WWII - not to tax cuts, supply side or voodoo economics.

KC's wage increase will result in more spending on the part of low wage workers. It will boost retail sales (poor folks spend almost ALL of their wages), boost sales tax revenues and result in INCREASED employment as businesses prosper due to increased sales.

Who will suffer? Walmart, the Dollar Store, McDonalds, slumlords and other cheap, poor quality low cost businesses. Who will win? Home builders, Kroger, HyVee, Local Restaurants and other higher quality businesses.

I would also expect to see an overall increase in employment, standards of living, educational outcomes and other - measurable - statistics.

July 24, 2015 at 3:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Boon for Baker

KU already has gigabit fiber provided by KanREN.

The KU Greek system already has gigabit fiber provided by Wicked Broadband.

Gigabit service is already available along major streets in Lawrence from Wicked Broadband.

July 24, 2015 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

RG Fiber now installing fiber optic wire in Baldwin City

Sounds like his other business is failing too. Wonder how long it is going to take RG to burn through Rex Schick's funds.

"The near-empty office also was reflective of the “hard decision” he and his partners, Casey Morford and Josh Strohm, made to scale back because of the local Internet limitation"

I'm sure it was limitations on Internet access and not business management, finance, lack of sales or inability to keep customers. Lots of software development and support shops lay people off because of "local Internet limitation".

Sure, "local Internet imitation", say that Mike, that sounds good. Wonder if he told the laid off employees the same thing?

June 19, 2015 at 11:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RG Fiber now installing fiber optic wire in Baldwin City

LJWorld got its facts wrong again:

"Two years ago this month, the partners announced the creation of RG Fiber to address that shortcoming."

According to the Secretary of State - RG Fiber was formed in Kansas May 2, 2014 (13 months ago)

Mike Bosch did have a previous company "Dawn Fiber, Llc", but it collapsed last year due to financial improprieties. ( More details on Mike Bosche's other failed business efforts here: )

If by "partners" the LJWorld means jilted-and-lawyered-up-ex-business-aquantences I guess this might be accurate.

Would be nice to see some actual reporting from the LJWorld on this. Maybe talk to his past business partners, employers, etc. Get the real story of Mike Bosch out for Lawrence readers.

Would be nice to see some integrity in reporting from the LJWorld.

June 19, 2015 at 11:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Not a choice

Newspapers likes Dolph's are not subject to sales tax.

Come to think of it, neither is the Internet service that made up the core revenue of his recently sold cable company (I heard he got $160 Million). Sunflower paid zero dollars in sales taxes on their Internet product.

Dolph and friends want to use our public roads, educate their children in our public schools, defend their rights with our public police, and let everyone else in the public pay for it.

As an aside: Imagine how much power the newspapers have to have exempted themselves from sales taxes for all of these years.

June 16, 2015 at 5 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A prominent goodbye sign from defunct Payless Furniture that labels Lawrence 'Obamaville' and much more

Looks like Fox News has lost another Lawrence viewer......

May 11, 2015 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )