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KU to look into 'ways to improve' procedures for Late Night

When the third person in line, who drive a long distance and waited patiently for well over an hour, didn't get in, there isn't just a big problem, there incompetence galore. No excuse for this, people!

October 9, 2013 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Anonymity is necessary for some of us. It used to be that an American had the right to their opinion, but in today's world, people get fired for expressing it. The pseudo-protection of whistleblowers is a case in point.

Some of us cannot use our real names because either we, or our family members, work where anyone not drinking the kool-aid can be fired. The recent blowup with Professor Guth at KU is a pointed reminder of how a private posting can cause professional damage. Since I and/or my relatives with the same last name work for KU, or the state of Kansas, or a school district, anonymity is mandatory. And if anyone thinks that those entities don't track these comments, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

I thought LJW was more independent in its thinking than many other papers in this state. I'm sorry to find that I was wrong.

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

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

To link to Facebook, in any way, is to make yourself vulnerable. Facebook tracks more information than the NSA ever did! And what they do with that information is far more secret.

Granted, there is a problem with the quality of some postings. But should that require monitoring of all? A free country should be able to do better. As should LJWorld.

October 9, 2013 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Court moves

If legislators want to forge “more positive relations” with the judicial branch--

That's the problem. Legislators have shown no interest in "more positive relations" with ANYONE. Not the judicial branch, the public, state employees, teachers, the disabled, the poor-- or reality. Essentially, anyone who isn't rich and/or in agreement with what they believe is dismissed.

There has never been such an imperious lot in the Statehouse. The heavy-handed tactics from the Executive branch ensure that this will continue as long as Sam is governor. If you think it's bad now, wait until the second term, when he'll have no second term to worry about, and hence, no limits. god help us.

October 4, 2013 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Education image

No surprise. The Brownback administration and its sycophant wingnuts in the Legislature see no reason to support public education. They and theirs can afford private schools, and the teeming masses don't really need an education--they just need to do as they are told by the elite who, after all, are the only ones who really count.....

September 30, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says

The Republicans are against anything that comes from President Obama. Period. Even before he was sworn in. Remember Mitch McConnell's "first priority is to make Obama a one-term president" ?
As to why, the Republican National Committee sent out a CD in December 2007, which had a picture on the cover of the White House with the entire front lawn covered with watermelons.
Pretty well says it all.

September 25, 2013 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP's 2012 vice presidential candidate Ryan to raise funds for Brownback

The fact that Paul Ryan, elitist and trckle-down believer, is here to support Sam sends this terrifying message:

Brownback is still a true believer in empowering the rich and the philosophy of the extreme right wingnuts, and has paid absolutely no attention to the thousands of Kansans who disagree with him.

God help us.

September 24, 2013 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Westar residential rates would go up $3 per month under proposed settlement

But this is Brownbackistan. Business can do no wrong, no matter you they step on in the meantime.

September 24, 2013 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Positive reversal

The KCC will do whatever they are told to do by the governor, big business, the chamber of commerce, and the right winguts in the legislature. "Transparent and open" in this administration? --you haven't been paying attention, have you?

The real mystery is why the commissioners reversed the decision. Unless this is just another whitewash, and they will allow CURB to speak but will ignore their input. Like the evenhanded appointment of Caleb Steagall that no one saw coming--

September 23, 2013 at 11:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents' goal of boosting educational attainment of Kansans will be difficult to achieve

Go back 1000 years, and humanity did well enough. The elite classes were educated, and thrived. Everyone else, the working and peasant classes, weren't educated and survived--well, at least some of them did. Particularly if they served a purpose to the elite, like building castles or embroidering expensive clothing.

If it worked during the Dark Ages, it should work in Kansas now, right Governor Koch?

September 23, 2013 at 11:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )