topekaj (James Nelson)


Comment history

Kobach seeks authority for bifurcated elections; downplays issue of missing registrations

How sweet it would be for the legislature to tell Kobach not just "no" but "hell no" and have someone lock him in his closet until the legislature is over. Some federal court should lock him up for contempt.

January 18, 2017 at 12:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials at Kansas revenue department step down after leadership change

Not sure what you are trying to do here, governor. Maybe believing a few switcheroos can take the focus off you? Sorry, but everyone knows that those leaving were simply doing your bidding with the worst management of a state's fiscal affairs in history.

December 30, 2016 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas conservative think tank launching its own news service

What Dave Trabert and other GOP fixtures in Topeka don't wish to admit is that the political moves made by the Kansas Republican Party since the election of Sam Brownback as governor have placed a far greater, unfair burden upon poor and middle class Kansans in order for the state's richest to grow their riches in most disproportionate amounts. It reminds me of the feudal systems from the middle ages.

Furthermore, the Kansas republicans in charge have governed in a mean, selfish, greedy and spiteful way that has finally awakened Kansas voters to their proper sensibilities. Reporters all across Kansas have been reporting what is coming out of Topeka, no less and no more. Reporters with integrity can't help it when most of what they see is an unbalanced, unfair clubbing of the lower classes who don't have the means to make their own case to the voters.

I thank God for the honest, independent press operating in most of Kansas today. The Kansas press is only providing the full story behind the news, something we simply do not get from news articles released by the governor's office and other state agencies much anymore. What is amazing is that we have gotten this news notwithstanding the fact that many newspapers are republican owned. I tip my hat to the publishers and owners.

December 12, 2016 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas GOP focuses on Islamic State in legislative mailers

The republican party in Kansas is truly on the defensive. When you are sinking one strategy is to change the subject by fanning the flames of something emotional like guns and abortion, and now, Islamic terrorists. They realize they cannot win talking about highways, education or roads. Their governor has made sure of that.

October 31, 2016 at 11:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas State football coach Snyder endorses Sen. Roberts

The good coach should stick to his football where he generally makes very good decisions.

October 31, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Finance Council approves borrowing $675 million; contentious debate ensues over state's fiscal policies

It is time for the political leadership of our state to start showing some fiscal responsibility before every dime of reserve funds of every type are completely depleted. Can Brownback ever admit to a mistake with his 'experiment'? The state cannot handle his gaffs any longer.

June 19, 2014 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas gives go-ahead again to new coal plant

Look, we all understand that the selfish bastards just want to use the coal from the Wyoming coal mine they own a piece of but why not sell their interest in the coal mine to the Chinese and use the proceeds to drill a few gas wells in their own backyard in SW Kansas. They can't miss, its all over the place out there. They will kill two birds with one stone and do the environment some good. They have been pumping gas out there for decades. They could easily lock in today's low gas prices forever. Why can't they use their heads for once and stop trying to bull their way down the wrong road?

May 31, 2014 at 12:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas gives go-ahead again to new coal plant

It would really be nice if the Kansas republican party could, finally, start to recognize that all corporate decisions are not necessarily best for state citizens' welfare or health. Surely one of these days the smartest of the lot (hopefully there is such a thing) will decide that maybe some jobs are not worth saving or that greed and selfishness are really not that good for mankind. Or, hoping against hope, maybe we should try to just get along with one another and try working together for a change and stop with the other side always representing evil thing.

May 31, 2014 at 12:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills

EVERY move or word Brownback has made or uttered about healthcare for Kansans has been bad for the people of Kansas. Every word said has been replete with deception and outright lies. The man simply must be removed from office. To see this man continually refer to his Christian status makes me want to throw up. What God does he pray to, anyway? This man is just evil and must go.

It is sickening how everything he has done in office has been designed to cram still more dollars into the already stuffed pockets of the rich. He has done his utmost to create class warfare in Kansas and the ever widening disparities he has helped create between the rich and poor is totally heartless.

More evidence of republican lies - Now we hear of attempts to give state employees their first raise in years, a measly 1.5%. Only trouble is republicans want to tie in the removal of the longstanding longevity bonuses, worth $400.00 to employees with 10 years service. That's more than the raise would produce for most. Bottom line is a pay cut for most. Kansans literally cannot afford more republican lies. They must pack up and leave Topeka.

April 23, 2014 at 3:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills

Great explanation, Phillip. It looks like Kansans are the victim of still more republican lies. I don't think Brownback, Kobach and legislative leaders will ever stop lying to the people of Kansas. The real threat is that not enough voters will recognize the lies and hold them accountable. People like you need to continue speaking out about the truth so that more can learn and more properly become distrustful of practically everything coming out of the mouths of the state's currently elected leaders.

April 23, 2014 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )