Comment history

Shutdown hurting U.S. image abroad, top pollster, KU grad tells Lawrence audience

Well, maybe obama could bow to a few more muslims and go on another apology tour to get our image polished again. he has the time, since he isn't going to sit down to negotiate anything.

October 8, 2013 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 1,100 furloughed because of federal government shutdown, state officials say

As opposed to obama governing by royal edict...

October 5, 2013 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New units required for over-capacity prison population, officials say

Outsource the excess to Mexico. They will do it for about $2/person/day. We save money and they make a profit...

October 3, 2013 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 100 active, retired faculty, staff support Guth's "right of free speech"

She probably won't go after the 100, but the funding that comes out of KU's budget may impact them. And they don't have Sebelius to protect them this time.

October 3, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 100 active, retired faculty, staff support Guth's "right of free speech"

would they have signed if he has substituted "obama" for "nra"...

October 3, 2013 at 7:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Civil discourse

Guth was not placed on administrative leave for what he said, but rather to avoid any potential disruption in the classes he teaches. Reference:
In that same piece, his colleagues issue statements in support of his right to speak out in this manner. They say that they may not agree with his comments but it is OK to say them.
Guth says that he has not been placed on disciplinary leave. And Tim Caboni says a group will be formed to determine WHEN Guth can return, not IF he can return.
The University of Kansas has NOT issued any statement condemning WHAT he said.

You will get the behavior that you reward and eliminate the behavior you punish. KU is rewarding Guth for what he said. The good people who are doing something are the Board of Regents who express disgust and offense at the statement made by Guth and multiple State legislators who have also spoken out about his hate-filled rant. I believe that KU will eventually pay a price for continuing to support Guth.

September 27, 2013 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Civil discourse

"The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you,” Guth tweeted.

Jacob, this is what Guth tweeted. Since I am the NRA, Guth attacked me and and wished violent death onto my children. Furthermore, he invoked God to damn me. But this is the type of person and the actions that the University of Kansas promotes and protects. His supporters claim that his vitriolic post is his 1st amendment right. Maybe so, but I suspect that if I posted the same wishes to him on this website, the LJW would remove it at once, regardless of my 1st amendment rights.

This hate-speech is promoted and protected by the University of Kansas. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. The University of Kansas chooses to do nothing.

September 27, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

Guth is a journalism professor... he KNOWS that words have meanings and he knew exactly the message of his words. If I posted that same wish toward him the LJW would remove my post.

September 24, 2013 at 1:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )