monkfellow (Michael Throop)


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Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain

I wouldn't call 52% a big victory. All you have to do is make sure your 100% get out to vote, plus depend on the "low information" crowd to sleepwalk to the voting booth, if they have any clue as to where it is.
HARDLY a plurality.

September 28, 2013 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain
those looney conservatives at NBC probably made this up..

September 28, 2013 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain

Who's talking about "death panels" on the Republican side? Sarah Palin? Uh, she's not anywhere on the radar. Michelle Bachmann? She's not running again.
As for improving the situation, how about comprehensive solutions for the 4 million (not 40 million or 400 million, or whatever) Americans who are in genuine need of assistance with their insurance. One size fits all (and that's what this is) will never work.

September 28, 2013 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain

dunno, foodboy, Republicans aren't pointing out the above issues, that I am aware of..maybe a little less flame throwing and slogan-using, and a bit more examination is in order, don't you think?

September 28, 2013 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain

Aside from the fact the "Affordable" care act was "passed" (rammed through is spot on) by an out-of-control ultra liberal majority, twisting arms and handing out political favors (The Nebraska Compromise, among others), it may be the "law of the land" by not in my name.
I do have a couple of questions for the cheerleaders:

Do you know you Personal Health Care Identification Number? It was supposed to be in place after Clinton's Congress passed it in 1991. Still waiting, and the system will fair because your information isn't ported anywhere in the system across the country. Get sick in L.A. ?? Tough luck. There will be no information on your medications, allergies, per-existing conditions, anything. The life-saving legislation doesn't do anything for you in this situation.

Are you aware health care systems' computers can't talk to each other to exchange this vital information when someone sends it? Maybe that's one of those glitches I keep hearing about that will be a bump in the road..Ah, OK.

Does anyone really believe, save for the liberal kool aid drinkers, that the "invincibles" will sign up like sheep on October 1? Really? Go ask 100 kids on the KU campus : 1. Do they know they have to sign up if they're not on Mommy and Daddy's insurance, and that their meager paycheck will be nicked by the IRS if they don't produce proof of insurance?

What's to prevent someone from signing up for government-required insurance, write down the number at tax time, and cancel the next day? They get hit by a car, go to the Lawrence Memorial ED and, uh oh, an uninsured person..uh oh.

I'm sure the "fact checkers" have their government sponsored propaganda from their local taxpayer supported Democratic or union "navigator", so maybe they can set me straight.

September 28, 2013 at 7:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

League of Women Voters seeks governor's schedule to find out who else was interviewed for appeals judge

Actually, a Soros front group gave the League about a half-million dollars...

August 23, 2013 at 6:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House's top budget writer says legislators will have lots of questions for higher education officials

Actually, the idea isn't that far off the mark. Of course students are going to say the tuition is too high. If you asked people going to the grocery store,they'd probably say the cost of food is too high. That's not new.
A college education is not a right. It take planning, saving, and, yes, sacrifice.
And, yes, let's take a look at space utilization. That seems prudent, actually. If there are empty classrooms, it's a space management issue. If it's economically sound to renovate a building than build a brand new shiny one, let's look at that option.

August 6, 2013 at 6:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Davis seen as possible Democratic opponent to Gov. Brownback

I will state what I have about elections generally..your candidate may have overall low approval ratings, but all you have to do is get a majority of the minority of those who like him to the polls, and others stay home.
You win.

August 5, 2013 at 10:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Food rescue effort connects restaurant's surplus with people in need

(Attention: sarcasm alarm is enabled)
How can you support this project? Don't you know Darden Resturants is trying to skirt the Affordable Care Act by cutting employee hours so they don't have to pay their health insurance???????????
I think ALL homeless shelters and social services agencies should refuse these contributions in protest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Better that food goes to waste and the homeless starve than to support a company which won't support our President and his tireless effort to provide free stuff to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 15, 2013 at 6:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to study honoring out-of-state teacher licenses

I also find it ironic that the good professors who cluck about "standards" for licensing need NO license to teach in higher education. Tenure culls the herd, to be sure, but, armed with the terminal degree and tenure, no worries. You can teach just like you did in 1970.
Also, graduates of institutions in states whose programs they disparage are hired by state and private colleges and universities every year. Feigned outrage?

July 10, 2013 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )