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State Rep. Anthony Brown criticizes Lawrence, KU

You people that are so quick to make reference to Eudora like it's a crap-hole really piss me off. It makes you sound as if people that LIVE in Lawrence are so much better than those that live in Eudora? Really? Do you realize how many educators that live in Lawrence drive East everyday because Lawrence isn't the best paying or one of the supposed "elite" district's in the state? Yes, there are several Eudora people that go into Lawrence everyday for work. There are also several that drive East for work. To say that Lawrence is solely responsible for Eudora's existence is ridiculous. Does it help Eudora to survive? Of course. But, don't some things go hand in hand? Everyone helps make the world go round no matter what community they live or work in. One could also say then that Lawrence would hurt without KU.
But the comments of "Look at the hick, backwards area he represents" and "Wasn't Eudora where a black man was arrested for suspiciously mowing a yard?" and "This is why I've been saying all along that we should take Eudora. Eudora is weak and will fall easily.
Once we have control, we could build the new homeless shelter there, develop a new Douglas County trash dump, etc." Really people?
And the reason Lawrence is seen as the Liberal hotspot of the state is because in every election there's ONE county in the entire state that swings Democrat. Douglas County, Lawrence. Every person watching the news in the entire state and KC area sees that Douglas County is the one different color on the map. It is perceived that way because of the elections. Is it wrong to be that way? No. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the whole democratic process. Maybe he's simply saying that there needs to be a "give a little, take a little" mentality. It's as if Lawrence is the red-headed stepchild of the state. The one, that no matter what, will NOT budge. Stubborn, if you will. Lawrence doesn't have to be like everyone else, but everyone needs to be willing to "give a little, take a little."

January 5, 2011 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

William and Beverly Van Dyke

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