ladyoneill (Laura Wilson)


Comment history

Davis rejects GOP call to step aside from voting rights case

Precisely. Until every state gives away free birth certificates (and in a very timely fashion after the request), this is forcing people to pay to be allowed the constitutional right to vote. I'm just surprised Kobach hasn't made it retroactive so that everyone has to provide a birth certificate. I was born in Kansas, have always lived here, and have no idea where my birth certificate is, if my parents have it or if I'd have to get a new one.

October 7, 2015 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas courts start project to centralize electronic filing

If they make Johnson County use the same system as we do here, I'll jump for joy. They're the only county with mandatory efiling that uses their own system. The real problem is going to be getting the smaller district courts to institute it. It took Douglas County three(?) years as a test case to get most of the bugs out (and there are still a few things that are impossible to efile like original Wills). I don't see the State giving enough money to get this set up and working statewide.

September 3, 2015 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New multimillion dollar medical building set for west Lawrence; future of Clinton Parkway interchange may spark a battle

Y'know, they should have built the darn thing as four lanes to begin with. I have no need to use the Clinton Pkwy exit/entrance to go to the lake; I do use it all the time as I LIVE off of Clinton Pkwy. I also use the Kasold/1200 Road crossing seven or eight times a week at least in order to go south and avoid the million stop lights on Iowa or to enter the trafficway to go west. The only change I agree with that they're proposing is the stupid stoplight at Wakarusa. No 65 mph road should have a stoplight!

September 3, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers' judicial policy is unconstitutional, judge rules; attorney general says courts could lose funding

That's exactly what will happen and one more black eye to Kansas. There's this little thing called "due process" and a "speedy right to trial". So, if the courts shut down, does that mean the police stop arresting people since they can't be arraigned etc? Yeah, no, the Feds will put a quick halt to that idiocy, as well they should.

September 3, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City: Former mayor used government credit card for personal expenses, claiming his own cards had been 'compromised'

To be fair, they now have valet parking at KCI because the parking garage at terminal B seems to be perpetually full. I was lucky to find a place on top last week. I assume this is because terminal A seems to be closed.

But, he still could have parked at one of the outer lots and taken a bus. I was just picking someone up.

August 18, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: On guard

I know that if I'd been planning to shop in that shopping center that day and had seen two armed men not wearing military or police uniforms, I'd have driven right past and taken my business elsewhere. This was a knee jerk reaction to an act of terrorism. We have trained professionals to handle this kind of violence. While I'm sure there are many responsible, trained gun owners out there, these two men could have had absolutely no training thanks to our new laws. Anyone could buy a gun and wave it around with absolutely no training and shoot themselves in the foot (or someone else). That scares me to death.

July 29, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the most frustrating road construction project in Lawrence right now?

Well, today it's Crestline which SAYS it's one lane between 15th and Orchard but in actuality it's shut down, yet there's no sign telling you this except for a hand painted board NOT at the 15th and Cresltine intersection where it would make sense, but half way up the hill where the construction starts. Yeah, helpful making everyone turn around in a parking lot.

July 24, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas ban on profiting from fetal tissue sales in spotlight

Hey, if one governor out of fifty does something illegal or wrong, can we launch an investigation against our own in case he did it too?

Another waste of taxpayer money which we clearly don't have to begin with.

July 23, 2015 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State reviewing safety measures for Kansas National Guard facilities in response to Chattanooga shootings

All I know is that if I'd been planning to shop in that shopping center and saw two men not in uniform carrying those scary looking guns, I'd have kept driving. I wonder how much the other shops and restaurants lost monetarily that day.

Arming the military is one thing, but those two could have been anyone and anyone can make a sign. Yes, it's perfectly legal; I simply completely disagree that it should be.

July 23, 2015 at 12:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bankruptcies for July 20

Working for an attorney in the collection business, I find this a very helpful tool. It's all public record but it's useful to have one list a week or so to refer to.

July 21, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )