sunflower-voter (Kate Rogge)


Comment history

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Jim Owens, the blooming optimist

What a pleasure to read about Jim Owens and his lifelong belief in fairness, and the gifts of optimism and public service. A true gentleman, and a great credit to our community.

December 15, 2013 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Honestly?

What errant nonsense, Mr. Richards.

December 10, 2013 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Health advocates say KanCare causing numerous problems

It was always about eliminating public services to create profit for private companies.

December 6, 2013 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: School questions

Those countries that are beating us have year-round school years with much longer school days (including evening tutorial programs). Let's change to that model before we assume that transferring the educational 'industry' to private companies is the only way to improve student scores.

December 4, 2013 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor opens dialogue aimed at avoiding future school finance lawsuits

Don't talk to Brownback. What a waste of time (unless you enjoy listening to him talk about whether your pension will be funded). Take him to court, and keep taking him to court until Kansas public schools are correctly funded. And then take him to court for malfeasance in office for not funding schools adequately in the first place. Neither Brownback nor the Koch alphabet groups who control his legislative agenda are interested in strengthening public schools. They intend to underfund public schools until they're broken, and then pay private schools lots and lots of state money to fix the failure they've created. To hell with that.

November 25, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Humane Society executive director stepping down

She did a wonderful job for our community, and is leaving the agency in a much healthier and more structurally sound condition. Excellent job, Ms. Villalon. Thank you.

November 21, 2013 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Advocates for children, needy question DCF's reserve of $48 million

But Theresa Freed, a spokeswoman for DCF, defended the agency's use of TANF funds. "When opportunities come up and we see it is an appropriate use of money, we do a lot of programs," she said. "We certainly don't want to just dump a bunch of money into programs when it isn't necessary."

Golly, Ms. Freed, so if God really loved the poor children, they shouldn't need all that TANF money now, should they?

November 15, 2013 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thanks, Bob. I love seeing these maps and charts about our wider neighborhood.

November 9, 2013 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Getting by

Yes, you're right. I apologize. I should have written my comment - if written at all - as a statement of my beliefs apart from a reference to you and to your statement.

November 8, 2013 at 10:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Getting by

What a crock, sir. Do you expect children to receive school meals during weekends, holidays, and the summer break? Do you expect the elderly and disabled to just cease being elderly or disabled? Should they all just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get sustaining jobs? And if incapable of getting and holding those mythical jobs, are they all to be just that much hungrier to impress upon them just how little value they have to us? The hypocritical and sanctimonious cant that food support is intended to be temporary aid just through a 'rough patch' is ridiculous. Taking food support away from the elderly, disabled, and children just to make an ideological point about "greedy takers" who have made the irresponsible bad choice to have grown old or to be handicapped or to be a child, forcryingoutloud, is both sick and sickening.

November 8, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )