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ridikkulus (Lisa Medsker)

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State moving ahead on science standards

As did I... In fact, when I read the book, I thought it was an allegory of what religion is trying to do in schools. Tomatogrower tied it together. Thank you! :-)

October 1, 2013 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach to have clay-shooting fundraiser

That was my thought, too! No wonder he's affiliated with the party who is so against background checks!

October 1, 2013 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government shutdown produces automated calls from Democratic Party group targeting Jenkins, Yoder

Aha! No wonder Jenkins office was the only one with a staffer who actually answered their phone!

October 1, 2013 at 5:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neighbor questions church's use of school

My son said, "Fine. They can use my school for church. I'm going to go teach a Science class and conduct some physics experiments in their Church."

Thought that was awesome!

October 1, 2013 at 5:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

Isn't that the point of taxes? The people who have more, pay a little more, so that everything stays functional? Must be Socialism. Can't have that.

October 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

I would MUCH rather pay to maintain the health of a "non-participant" (Good term!) than pay for catastrophic, all-at-once, avoidable issues. (Moves away from your bus metaphor, so I hope you, and everyone else see what my point is). I would rather pay for housing and healthy diets, check ups, dental care, mental health services than pay for once-in-a-while, catastrophic events. It just makes more sense.

October 1, 2013 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

I called Lynne Jenkins office, yesterday, and had a pretty good talk with one of her staff. He explained, without being condescending, (surprisingly), the Republican side had also presented a healthcare plan. He told me that it was "almost identical" to the ACA, but that nobody would be "forced" to carry insurance, and that everyone had to pay premiums. Um, that sounds to me like what is already in place, with the exception of doing away with the stipulations regarding "pre-existing conditions". I said that sounded great, especially for people just "struggling to make it on 172,000 per year. But what about the REST of us, making around 40,000, for whom your plan is going to cost just as much as getting insurance through an employer? I paid 300 per month for family coverage at my former place of employment. For many people making the same amount I do, that 300 per month will determine if they can have food or not, or make their rent or house payment, or pay to keep the lights on. You sound like you're just giving the American people a cookie to shut us up, so you can protect the profit margins of Big Business". He suddenly had to get off the phone. Hm. Weird.

October 1, 2013 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Boehner’s loss of control sad to watch

Still waiting on those examples of "Far Left Policy"...

October 1, 2013 at 8:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

Well, no, because Congress has the option to "exempt themselves", so we'll still be paying for theirs. ALL of theirs.

September 30, 2013 at 8:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State moving ahead on science standards

Nobody was "taking away your rights". Good grief.

September 29, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )