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Despite loss, Jayhawks move up (!) in poll

Now this depends on who you listen to. The ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll says that we dropped to 10th place...rankings are so screwed up.

February 7, 2012 at 6:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Ninth and New Hampshire building a sun-blocker for coffee shops

Hold on...I guess Fastwalker is just some ignorant poor old fool who doesn't realize that everyone from City Council Members to KU Professors to Lawyers and Doctors to local artist and Lawrence Art Center personal go to the Pig. So, if that is "trashy", then really, where do you spend your time and around who? By what you are saying really makes one question about your since of what "trashy" is and what it is not. If you feel that an establishment where some of the most influential people of this city go to for coffee is trashy, then that really does bring up questions about you personally.

October 24, 2011 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Ninth and New Hampshire building a sun-blocker for coffee shops

Let me ask you this...with the Hobbs Taylor building still half empty, the lofts next to the Replay still having available apartments, how can you say that this will increase anyone's business? There is no proof that there is a need for this apartment building. The "student ghetto" is still having for rent signs up and down Kentucky and Tenn. streets, as well as between 9th and 6th streets. And how can you say that a place where you get coffee is a trashy establishment? Have you ever been in there at all? Or are you the type who can only go to Starbucks?

October 24, 2011 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you agree with Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission?

I know that...I was simply referring to the fact that the above poster said that Parker was close to a huge art mecca...which it is not...It is about an hour away from Spring Hill, which is still, what...10 minutes out side of Olathe/Overland park. That is not close.

May 12, 2011 at 5:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you agree with Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission?

My question to you is, do you know of any famous artist? and what is your definition of "famous"? If you are referring to one who has had showings all over the US and Europe, and being interviewed by organizations like the BBC, I can think of one, who was born and raised in Lawrence, and still resides there.

My question is...do you know the difference between a Van Gogh and a Monet?

May 12, 2011 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you agree with Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission?

and if you want to be tech. about things...Lebo is bigger than Parker is I believe and is a lot closer to, what did you call it, "large metro complex full of art"...oh hold on...that's just Emporia...but it is still closer than Parker is to any city of any size.

May 12, 2011 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you agree with Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission?

It is east of Lawrence? maybe by a mile or two. and what large metro complex full of art is it close to? Garnett? When was the last time you were in that City (and if you didn't know, it is south and a little west on highway 59, or Iowa street in Lawrence), or are you referring to Osawatomie? No...that isn't really that big...and other things go on there instead of art...maybe you are referring to Lacygne...or Mound City...see the thing is, I personally have been by Parker many times on my way to southern Kansas to visit family, I live in Lawrence. Basically wissmo, what I'm saying is learn geography, history and where art is actually located at before posting. Thank you!

May 12, 2011 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you agree with Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission?

Hey Oonly...so let me ask you this...what then would you want your money to go to besides funding something that creates jobs (not just in Topeka but allows communities like Salina, Junction City, Dodge, Wichita, Emporia, Lawrence and so many other cities around the state), brings in money from the National Endowment for the Arts and other government matching programs, as well as private donations. This institution actually brings in more money for the state than it cost to run it, almost by triple if you actually do the math.

So if you don't want your money to go to something that has proven to help the state, bring money into the state and create jobs, then what do you want your money to go to?

May 12, 2011 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you agree with Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission?

Funny thing is...Cali still has an art market, and their budget is most then just over $1 million...hell, I know three museums in the Los Angeles area who, put together, get more money than that in funding from the state.

Arizona and Washington still have their arts boards/commissions as of right now...so you can't put that in this conversation.

In South Carolina, both the house and senate are in the process voting those programs back in, and there has been talk of getting Gov. Haley out of office, even by new papers and stations, besides the fact that SC doesn't really have that much of an art scene...almost less than what Kansas does.

In Texas, I just got back from there two weeks ago, Dallas to be exact, from a conference to save the arts. It is very unlikely that they will get all $5M cut, as several news agencies have reported.

As you said, search the internet, read news papers, listen to the new radio, and you will see that Brownback is doing so much more than any other governor in this country to kill the arts...

May 12, 2011 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House advances bill putting restrictions on sexually oriented businesses

My question is...when was the last time our law makers in this state read the Communist Manifesto by Engels and Marx? I read it not too long ago and the current stuff that is happening in this state seems to be following that book pretty closely in policies and theories...

March 8, 2011 at 9:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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