mfowler (Matthew Fowler)


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Bomb squad removes object from Lawrence woman's deck

I had to look twice at that byline, lol

January 4, 2012 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Defense (National Security) Windfall

Cut defense spending. Since troops tend to be conservative, pick-themselves-up-by-the-bootstraps type folks, they won't mind if they get flung into the free market capitalist system. After all, they swore to defend that system, didn't they?

Cut defense spending, the troops will be fine.

I know, I used to be one.

July 11, 2011 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tonight's meeting on SRS office closure likely to touch on many issues

Wingnuts think they can win the game of political "ethnic cleansing" by using public money as a weapon--they withhold or cut from areas that are known to be politically liberal or progressive while increasing spending in areas known to be politically conservative.

For example: they will vote to cut social services and collective bargaining rights (affecting folks who tend to be liberal) while at the same time vote to drastically increase pay and benefits for military personnel (who tend to be conservative and who have seen their pay rise 42% over the last six years).

Like another contributor said: cold calculation.

I know I'm gonna get a lot of righteous indignation for these comments. I really don't care, though. I don't have anything against military folks (I happen to be a veteran myself--just one that is more likely to read Noam Chomsky than to go around thumping my chest about serving "god" and/or "country.")

July 11, 2011 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Toy Store holds Lego building competition

"The Toy Store Holds Lego Building Competition."

Then, two years later, The Toy Store closed.

And no one cared.

June 15, 2011 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sale of bonds for Bowersock's hydroelectric plant on north bank of Kansas River to close next week

It's going to destroy the view from the levee, and no more jogs up there

March 1, 2011 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jefferson's Restaurant assets to be sold at auction

I have really mixed feelings about Jefferson's. On the one hand, I liked the sporty atmosphere and the location was great for me to walk to lunch on the days when I got tired of brown-bagging it. The people were nice, too. On the other hand, seeing as how they were one of THE best businesses downtown, and had a steady, solid customer base, the owner COULD have, and SHOULD have paid his taxes.

February 16, 2011 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Borders store in downtown Lawrence to close by end of April as part of bankruptcy; 27 to lose jobs

Borders had a cute girl who worked there who looked like Claire Danes

February 16, 2011 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


It's obvious by its placement that the white circle represents Lawrence within the state of Kansas. I love how the state is represented in red, though.

Red--as in red-state, far-right stupidity.

Love it.

January 6, 2011 at 11:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )