Comment history

Protest support


October 25, 2011 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Occupy Lawrence notifies city that some campers plan to stay in South Park despite warnings from city

Quoting from the LJW link you posted: "The group is concerned about the growing gap between the richest in the country and the poorest in the country. The group also is concerned about the amount of influence that corporations have in the government process. They’re also none too thrilled with the media. The group, however, doesn’t seem to have a clear plan on how to change those issues."

I'm sorry, but if you don't know where you're going or how you want to get there, it's not a movement. Come up with some realistic goals and ways to achieve those goals, and you might be able to convince the masses that this is more than just an attention-grabbing circus.

And as far as the protests relate to Lawrence, it appears that the vocal folks in the group are fighting for the right to occupy public spaces however they seem fit. If that's the case, good luck organizing the masses behind that cause. You'll be the "1%" of people who think that's a good idea.

October 20, 2011 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Occupy Lawrence notifies city that some campers plan to stay in South Park despite warnings from city

You still didn't answer frwent's questions, which are also my questions about this "movement."

Those involved are trying really hard to make Occupy seem as momentous as any of the real movements in the history of this country (women's rights, civil rights, gay rights), but all of those movements had specific goals in mind and a realistic means to an end. They wanted the right to vote, the right to be equal citizens in the eyes of the law, the right to marry. What, exactly, do the Occupy protesters want other than attention?

The 99% knew times were tough BEFORE they started sleeping in tents in the park - that's not a good enough reason. If you want support for your cause, you need to clearly articulate what your cause is.

October 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

On this day, VCU just better

Well stated. +1

March 28, 2011 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Break makes KU basketball better, but could immaturity return?

The point is, the twins have a reputation for trash talking and everyone knows it, especially the refs. If you're the opposing team, you know the best way to take the twins out of the game is to bait them into trash-talking. And if the twins take the bait, the refs are just waiting to blow the whistle.

So what's the solution? Sit the twins until they learn to keep their mouths shut and let their play on the court do the talking.

January 6, 2011 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Teller's tries new approach; 80 pounds of candy per hour; Lawrence CEO makes Forbes list

This is why I never take candy from local merchants. I just know they're going to find some way to make me pay them back!!!

Sarcasm aside, I applaud Kathleen Swanson and other local business owners for finding a creative way to interact with the community that kids enjoyed and (some) parents appreciated. Thanks!

November 5, 2010 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

North Lawrence interchange along Kansas Turnpike to reopen Wednesday morning

Why not hurry? It certainly won't bring those businesses fewer customers when it's reopened. In fact, they'll probably see more -- it's a convenient exit for downtown, football traffic and commuters.

October 4, 2010 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dance department dedicates scholarship fundraiser to Janet Hamburg

I heard advance tickets are $20.

September 12, 2010 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library project goes to voters

I think it's very telling that all of you naysayers on library expansion don't show up to the meeting where YOUR COMMENTS ACTUALLY MATTER but instead use this comment board to sound off on the issue. If you want your point of view to be taken seriously, why not express it in an arena where it can actually make a difference? Or am I giving you too much credit in thinking that you really want to better our community instead of just complaining about the things you don't like?

By the way, the library expansion proposal looks and sounds great - I'll be voting YES and looking forward to it.

July 7, 2010 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )