sunflower-voter (Kate Rogge)


Comment history

Editorial: Taxing food

What's happened with balancing the budget by making $50+M agency cuts? That's going to be pretty bloody, as all agencies have been cut so deeply they're struggling to retain essential staff they cannot afford to replace if lost. The worst governor and majority state legislators in Kansas history.

July 3, 2015 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Quitting Kansas

Me too. Life's too short to stay and watch my beautiful home state be destroyed around me. I'd like to meet you all in person before I leave in the fall. Maybe at Ladybird for pie if it ever reopens? Politics with pie can't be beat.

July 3, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think the penalty should be for illegal use of fireworks?

Illegal fireworks should get a round of cheers, and neighbors singing God Bless America in the middle of the street. I hate that Lawrence has become Johnson County wannabe. What a drag.

July 2, 2015 at 3:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas attorney general plans to appeal ruling blocking anti-abortion law

More tax money wasted by political posturing. Schmidt sure is a disappointment for someone just elected top state AG, isn't he?

July 1, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas residents now have higher taxes but less gun regulation

What bothers me most is the destruction of civil service protections.

July 1, 2015 at 5:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the highest mileage reached on a vehicle that you've driven?

435,800+ for a 1969 white Volkswagen bug (put in seven rebuilt engines to get there). No air conditioning, and had been dinged every place but the roof, but it was a great car. I finally sold it for $1,500 through the mechanic, who could swear to its maintenance history, when I moved from San Francisco to Dallas in the mid-90s.

June 28, 2015 at 6:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Analysis: Kansas abortion ruling could have sweeping effects

They don't have to do anything more than force older justices to retire earlier. Then Brownback can just appoint more 'traditionalist conservatism' evangelical ideologues like Caleb Stegall to the court regardless of who is actually vetted and recommended.

Brownback and company don't care about the law in Kansas. They only care about the appearance of legality while they sacrifice Kansas to their own supply-side God and the Kochs' Americans for Prosperity.

June 28, 2015 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU designates 'reflection room' for students of all faiths or no faith to pray, meditate

People of faith have been praying and meditating without institutional assistance since the beginning of time, but NOW a special room is imperative for both religious and nonbelievers at a state university? That's what the bowling alley was for.

June 28, 2015 at 9:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

How could this dodge be legally defended? Can we vote that only religious leaders can approve a gun license? A voter registration? An abortion? If religious leaders' approval is required for a marriage license, when the right to same-sex marriage is affirmed as Constitutionally protected (as are gun ownership, voting, and abortion), surely it would be struck down as allowing religion to contravene U.S. citizens' Constitutional rights.

Few of us agree with everything in our country's laws and fellow citizens' behaviors, but I think most of us agree that protection of individual freedom is at the heart of our Constitution, and at the heart of what it means to be an American.

June 27, 2015 at 4:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )