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Letter: Budget discomfort

Am I the first to respond to this?

While I mostly agree, I want to state the obvious: The city wanted the Rock Chalk Recreation Park, it wanted to rebuild the library, it spends millions on renovations to our streets and wants to build a police facility. While I am sure we need the police facility, we didn't need to build Rock Chalk. We put our tax dollars into something that gives the average citizen absolutely nothing except higher taxes. Now you come to us for more money for other things that are a higher priority for most in Lawrence than that athletic park. We were not hurting for it, we didn't have to have it or bad things would happen, there is no revenue from it. What do you want from us?
Some of us are retired but we have to work to keep paying our taxes on foolish ideas that impact very few. Let those few pay for it, but leave the assessments alone!!

July 24, 2014 at 7:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Bus misstep funny but sad

I truly cannot believe that our congress goes home at night without a solution to this. They must be heartless and totally insensitive to human need. I know the issue is fraught with "what-ifs" but we cannot let these children wither.
I truly think it is time to relieve ourselves of every single incumbent in our government. We need leadership and a congress that will work FOR the American people, not for special interests. Please, if you want the status quo, and enjoy the stalemate in our government, don't vote. Those of us who want to perfect our government will be happy to elect new people with promise and desire to do the right things in every case regardless of the wants of special interest groups. Lets be smart, look at each candidate for their principles and character, not just their party. Let's ask them specific questions and get rid of those who have blocked the way. This is for us, we the people!

July 24, 2014 at 7:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Construction at city's recreation center on track, but name for facility still elusive

How about: "Screwed City Recreation Center"

June 11, 2014 at 4:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Sudanese woman stands by faith

Please don't equate the actions of the Sudanese government to be commensurate with Islamic teachings. Simply stated, the Quran states that "Let there be no compulsion in this religion". You are not "required to pray, attend services, fast or perform any of the pillars of Islam but in doing so you please God." It is up to your own conscience to follow its teachings. If you choose not to, it is your business.

Too many times, the actions of so-called Islamic countries or individuals decry the teachings of the peaceful religion turning it into something else. There is no latitude for terrorism in Islam, one must fight against oppression but on a face to face basis not killing innocents but by being direct with the oppressors. The limits of war are clearly spelled out: once your enemy stops fighting, you must stop fighting; restitution to the defeated are given; not stealing his goods and property.

June 4, 2014 at 4:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: He’s no Lincoln

Did you expect more from this man? This is how he was during his terms as a U S Senator.

June 4, 2014 at 4:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Story reveals real face of poverty

So it is said that a rich man has the same chance of going to heaven as a camel has to go through the eye of a needle. Why is that? Because the rich forget what is more important than money, more important than a beautiful 5,000 sq ft house or two or three luxury cars in their huge garage. If we take the money thrown away of foolish junk purchased by the rich, or take a small portion of the money spent on eating out, or playing games, or thrown away at the casino, it would be enough to open new jobs for the poor and fill their bodies with pride and ambition.

April 4, 2014 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: State tax surprise

But we all know the people of Kansas will blindly vote in the same bunch because they are Republicans!! Vote for the person because of what they will do to better everyone's life.

April 4, 2014 at 5:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: One and done

First, I agree with the letter writer that "one and done" is not good for both the university athletic program or the future of the athlete. Let me tell you a situation that happened to me:
When I taught high school, I had a student who was an excellent baseball pitcher and was hoping to play professionally. He chose to go play professionally and didn't go to college or even play on that level. After 2 years on a highly rated minor league team, he took a line drive directly into his right (throwing) arm and damaged the muscle permanently. He cannot pitch, he has no college degree, barely graduated from high school and can't join the military. I want to tell you that this kid was very sharp but didn't care about his school work. He is married, lives in a small apartment with his wife, and works at a very low paying job.
I think "one and done' is not a good idea and it robs the student athlete of a future beyond sports. Every athlete ends his sports career at some time.

March 29, 2014 at 11:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your turn: Males, females can succeed together

Like many people, I suppose, I was raised to believe that men and women are equal but not the same. Men and women have different roles in reproduction and that is the only difference. When the wife is pregnant, isn't the husband also? When a woman is harmed, shouldn't the man help her regain herself and vice versa? Why do we allow one gender to out rank the other? You cannot say you were taught to act that way, can you? And if you were, can't you see the truth of it?

What is hampering boys and some girls today is the lack of discipline and respect for their elders. They think that because they can use a computer, or drive a car, or get a girl pregnant they are mature enough to call a 70 year old by their first name. Is that the right way to reward those who taught you, sweated for you, paid for your schooling, your clothing, your food on the table, etc? I am not sure it isn't our own fault. I mean we give trophies to children who don't win as a way to say thanks for participating. Then what does the trophy mean when you win? We don't let them out in the cold wintery day because we are afraid they will catch a cold, and then they are sick every time the wind blows. We need disciplined young men and women in this country who are ready and able to face the problems of the world without shrinking from them. Let them learn to face adversity with compunction and skill.

March 22, 2014 at 8:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Stop making excuses for Bieber

There are thousands of young kids as talented and good looking as this guy Bieber. He is lucky that is all. Someone noticed him, brought him along, made a star (what ever that means) out of him and he acts like he is the be all and end all of music. Well, he isn't because next year, next month or tomorrow another young boy will capture the hearts of all the teenie boppers and Bieber will be forgotten, used up and still arrogant. What does he have to gain in his small minded world? If he was more than just a pretty face, if he were to care about others and use his millions in a good way, he would be unique, loved by all and a real star.

March 18, 2014 at 4 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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