mikewaz (Mike Wasikowski)


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See who the leaders are in the Journal-World poll of the six finalists for the vacant Lawrence City Commission seat

This poll, and others done by Google Consumer Surveys, may be more scientific than previous ones done that performed no screening, but they're still reliant on an accidental sample. The only people surveyed were those who looked at an article on ljworld.com. How many people in Lawrence even haphazardly look at articles on this site?

September 28, 2015 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Signs point to Amyx as next mayor; questions about whether commissioners need city credit cards; neighbors expressing safety concern near New York Elementary

The federal government absolutely does issue credit cards under employees' names, and they absolutely do have the power to pay down the amount due on the credit card. That said, federal employees have to submit vouchers and receipts for expenses within a week of the travel showing the amount charged onto the card, and we're limited on what we can charge for a number of expenses beyond the basic hotel and M&IE per diems. Perhaps exploring the federal government's travel policies and trying to mimic them would be a good idea.

August 18, 2015 at 1:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The latest proposal for a multistory Vermont St. building and plans for luxury condos; NAACP urges minority representation in vacant city seat; Kasold lane-reduction discussion delayed

Seems kinda harsh to blame engineers for the bridge being built when it was intentionally constructed to connect the two sides of K-10 and the east side was subject to numerous federal lawsuits that prevented its construction for over a decade.

August 17, 2015 at 3:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider reducing number of lanes on portion of Kasold Drive; new info on pending appointment of commissioner; report estimates Rock Chalk tourneys add $4.4 million to economy

I recommend Brett McCabe. He seems to know exactly what the city commission is doing wrong. All they'd have to do is every time they have a question, turn to him, ask him "What should we do now?" and do exactly what he says to do.

August 14, 2015 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Would you consider modifying your home to use solar power?

Funny considering that the entire loan guarantee program Solyndra used for the loan it defaulted on has made the federal government $30 million when Congress originally thought it would lose Uncle Sam $10 billion.


July 21, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislators approve 'Band-Aid' budget with largest tax increase in state history

Cut taxes on the rich and hike them for the poor. That'll teach poor people to stop being poor and start being rich instead!

June 12, 2015 at 5:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

75th Anniversary of The Duke and 75,000 fans in Lawrence; police officers association endorses three for City Commission

Perhaps you should ask Terry Riordan what he thinks of Matt Herbert (and vice versa) before jumping to conclusions about them being affiliated with each other.

April 2, 2015 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rock Chalk Park audit recommends city make final $1M payment, but finds accounting of project was incomplete

I'm curious. What was the point behing your mentioning a city commission candidate who had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any part of the contracting or building process of Rock Chalk Park in a discussion about the audit?

February 27, 2015 at 11:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gutted gun law

You're seriously comparing making gun owners who want to concealed carry pay to get a permit to the systemic disenfranchisement, segregation, and lynching of African-Americans?

February 19, 2015 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

This is some nice, nuclear-weapons grade horse hockey. Here's the truth:

1. African-American people use drugs at a lower rate than Caucasian people in this country.
2. African-American people are thirteen times more likely to be thrown in jail on drug charges than Caucasian people in this country.
3. When imprisoned, African-American people serve average sentences almost three years longer than Caucasian people in this country.
4. African-American women use drugs while pregnant at the same rate as pregnant Caucasian women in this country.
5. Pregnant African-American women are ten times more likely to be reported to child welfare agencies for prenatal drug use than pregnant Caucasian women in this country.

You complain about African-American kids growing up with no family structure? This is why they grow up with no family structure! Their parents are thrown in jail for ticky-tack offenses that other people get away with. We are responsible for this. We have the power, and we've abused it to the detriment of not only countless families but to America. Liberty and justice for all? Try liberty and justice for the deserving. At least we'll be honest then.

November 26, 2014 at 3:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )