Comment history

Report questions the effectiveness of tax incentives given by states to lure businesses

Would optimist consider sharing the statistics that support his assertions?

September 23, 2013 at 3:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas U.S. House delegation votes for bill to cut $39 billion in food stamps over 10 years

The Republican party is showing that it is addicted to Midevil thinking.

September 19, 2013 at 11:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: State funding cuts to public schools in Kansas are fourth deepest in the nation

Brownback and his cohorts could care less about funding education in Kansas

September 12, 2013 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judicial commission chair denies that politics had anything to do with bypassing Stegall earlier

Ann Burke is a dynamic woman attorney who has excellent judgement , just like her father before her.

August 22, 2013 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas, Arizona file lawsuit seeking to protect proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote

Kobach is a desperate sore loser, who tilts at windmills at any excuse.

August 22, 2013 at 10:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Rocky start

Communicating with the Legislature is like the old problem of communicating with the Soviet Union--the hurdles of doctrinaire thinking is very high

August 22, 2013 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Westar chief, wife give rural Lawrence farmstead to Salina-based Land Institute

Postscript to my earlier comments. Mr. Haines replaced David Wittig as CEO of Westar and by hard work brought the company back to solvency. He was a hero to long time employees whose whole retirement plan was based on values of Company stock. Mr Wittig was sentenced to prison for other shady dealings with a Topeka banker but, escaped responsibility for his running Westar into near bankruptcy. Olddognewtrix

July 30, 2013 at 11:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Westar chief, wife give rural Lawrence farmstead to Salina-based Land Institute

Many years ago when in law school my wife and young daughter and I lived on the Gorrill Farm, but in a small one bedroom ranch style house that later burned down. Mr Gorrill was a lawyer but was a banker by trade. His wife(widow) was a Shawnee Indian who earned a nursing degree at Haskell.She was a nurse for Dr. will Menninger and commuted to Topeka daily.Mr Gorrill was a friend of "Uncle Jimmy Green" the famous dean of the KU Law School.

When she died her estate wanted a reliable tenant. We loved the place. The house had its own gas fireplace and Mr. Gorrill's law library including several autographed books from Dr. Menninger. I discovered Uncle Jimmy Greens silver headed walking cane in a back closet and convinced the estate to give it to the Law SChool. The farm had two small ponds that were great for fishing.

We took a sizeable cut in our standard of living when we graduated and moved to Manhattan.


July 30, 2013 at 11:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: All in the family?

Dealing with the current Legislature is like the old saying that to get the attention of a mule, you have to hit him in the head with a two by four

July 25, 2013 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Media campaign launched to lobby governor on behalf of those with developmental disabilities

Hope springs eternal that Brownback will lose his devotion to ideology above all common sense

April 27, 2013 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )