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Vote for McCain

I'm glad I don't pay for this newspaper. I'd hate to think my money was being spent to support such skewed views of the world.

October 27, 2008 at 6:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cable system ushers in digital era

I love digital cable. I mean, having to unplug it daily so it can re-set itself and stop pixellating? Totally worth the extra money we are *required* to spend. Why hasn't sunflower been considered a monopoly? I know we are now starting to have other options, but that wasn't the case for a very long time.

May 28, 2008 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Food stamp recipients pinched by high food prices

Wow, you guys. Lots of people who recieve food stamps are hard working individuals who just need the extra support to make ends meet. I applaud those of you on here who don't need the assistance, but don't think you should degrade those who do. Junk food is cheaper than eating healthy, period. Yes you can buy 6 boxes of mac and cheese, but you also have to buy milk and butter. So for the cost of buying everything to make the mac & cheese, you could buy several bags of chips that will squelch hunger pains just as well. Doesn't make them idiots, just thrifty and desperate. It's sad, not disgusting.

May 17, 2008 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

District makes case for raising taxes

I'm not sure where that *average* salary came from. I work for the school district, have a masters degree, and make about 10-15k less than my peers I graduated with who work elsewhere. I choose to continue to live and work in Lawrence, because I love this city. However, between the outrageous cost of housing here and the lag in salary we are scraping by each month. I can't afford to pay the tax hike that will increase my salary!!

March 17, 2008 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Animal activist or publicity hound?

I used to be a member of PETA until I wrote them asking for help with an animal and they told me that they believed in euthanization of all dogs of this breed regardless of the situation (still have the email to prove it). I would much rather give my time and money to organizations that are trying to really help animals, not exploit their own agendas (i.e. the humane society). And no, I don't eat meat, but it's a personal choice that doesn't need to be discussed or forced on others. I think fur is gross, so I don't buy it. End of story.
The documentary is fascinating, Ingrid definately has some issues.

November 30, 2007 at 5:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence 101

Why is everyone so angry about the "west side" of Lawrence, Geekin? Of course I would prefer to live in a house with character on the east side of town, but the houses we could afford happen to be west of Iowa. And no, I'm not a "joco transplant," just somebody who loves Lawrence and wanted to buy a house here. Enough with the sweeping generalizations.

August 11, 2007 at 11:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rude shirts a disservice to KU spirit, group says

I agree with hurlehey_boy about what it "costs" to be a KU fan. Since I am an alum and no longer a student, I can not afford to attend a game since they re-structured the ticket policy. I would much rather support some slimebag who screenprints offensive t-shirts on Mass St. than buy a $30 dollar t-shirt that has a non-offensive logo on it that the university paid a research group to develop. I mean, oh no, ESPN couldn't find any students to show on TV. Why not show the crusty alumni sitting on their butts quietly watching the game and discussing recent business trips that KU encourages to take up the majority of the seats? KU seems to be very conflicted!

March 3, 2007 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas may push for stem cell amendment

Way to go don_burgess! I think people's opinions would change if they were ever affected by the diseases this research is hoping to cure. I'm sure everyone will be wondering what happened to the embryos when they need assistance to dress, feed and toilet themselves.

November 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commission to settle East Lawrence food fight

Maybe Compton can buy his house from him, change the zoning laws, then lease his house back to him at a higher price. THEN, Krause will not be able to pay the rent and his house will sit empty. Isn't that how the "fat cats" help out?

October 17, 2006 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think Kansas University offers adequate information and services for sexual health?

Teapot--let me guess...your sweatshirt will have an iron-on of the grilled cheese sandwich with Jesus' face on it.

The thing that irks me about righties is that they condone sex ed, they condone abortion, but they support medicaid cuts. Therefore, parents who are unprepared and not capable of raising children are forced to do so without much support. Grrr.

September 20, 2006 at 6:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )