moderationman (Bruce Bertsch)


Comment history

Letter to the editor: Money talks

You must have missed the part about the Dicus family, those who put up the money, who wished to name the building after their business rather than themselves.

May 27, 2016 at 6:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

13 Lawrence restaurants owe more than $112K in back wages, U.S. labor department reports

Watched the report on the KC News outlets. Over 1/2 of the total was owed by one Chinese Buffet. Most of the others were very small amounts. The Mad Greek was for charging their employees for t-shirts. All have agreed to take care of the issues.

May 18, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republican lawmakers lose patience with Brownback tax cuts amid budget crisis

To our "friends" in the legislature, please remember the words of Colin Powell, "You break it, you own it." It may have been Sam the Sham who proposed the idea but the legislature gladly implemented all of the cuts. Now that the chickens have come home to roost, they want Sam to fix it? Sorry, but the reps and senators are just as culpable as the Guv in this fiasco. If they are truly serious, then they should revoke the free pass given to businesses and then override the certain veto. I will be astounded if they have the courage to do what is right for all of Kansas.

April 19, 2016 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would radically overhaul how Kansas schools are funded

The private school thing needs to go. Public education was introduced by John Adams, to insure that all families could educate their children regardless of wealth or religious affiliation. To allow the taking of the common funds to pay for private education is wrong headed. The idea of high deductible with a HSA is also nothing more than shifting the cost of a benefit from the employer to the employee. The State saves $$$ but at the cost of alienating emnployees. It is shortsighted at best and just another shift of a burden to the worker.

April 5, 2016 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax collections in March close to hitting estimates

But the sun is still shining in Sam's private bubble. Everywhere else not so much.

April 1, 2016 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

HERE @ Kansas developer: Robotic parking not a possibility

Why not have KU buy the property, make it part of the campus and tell the city to pound sand? Otherwise, lets recognize that the developers did not intend for the parking lot manufacturer to go bankrupt. Sometimes a special situation calls for some creative thinking. The Valet option should be workable. maybe this is a situation where the existing code needs to be put aside to get this done. I mean do people really expect the developer to stop work while this goes back to a planning board? What happens if no arrangement can be made and they abandon the property? There are options here other than hoe many parking spots would there be if it met existing code.

March 31, 2016 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas conservatives advance bill on impeachment of judges

Lets not do our constitutional duty to fund education, instead lets get rid of the only part of government that forces us to do our constitutional duty. Idiocracy at its finest.

March 10, 2016 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What was KU's best basketball team of all time?

1966 and 1986 were the best. Neither won the NCAA title.

March 3, 2016 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU chancellor: $7.2 million cut to university’s budget 'not entirely unexpected’ but will be difficult to manage

The housing is a need not a want it is desperately needed. The campus is now large enough that to server the students, you know, the customers, they need to have more than just one union building and housing for international students. You are obviously out of touch with the issues of KU.

March 2, 2016 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission to vote on letting people pay parking fines with canned food

Nice idea, but completely unworkable.

February 29, 2016 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )