yayarea (Jana Rea)


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Little Miss Perfect

Georgia Bree, we are so proud of you because you are you.

June 4, 2013 at 10:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County GOP under new leaders

He will.

November 18, 2012 at 4:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Legislative courage

i like it! As long as you don't relinquish the courage of your convictions in the process.

November 18, 2012 at 2:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Who will win the race for Kansas state senate, 19th District?

Back to the basics! thank you Casey!

November 2, 2012 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Minding the Middle

Thoughtful, but still misses the point that it is our responsibility to research, discriminate and then engage in the policy making process; only to that degree will the officials be accountable. Stop with the blame game. We get who we elect.

August 11, 2012 at 7:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candidates talk about jobs, health care, schools and tax cuts

another blog link :http://blog.republican-initiative.org/

July 18, 2012 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candidates talk about jobs, health care, schools and tax cuts

I attended this forum last night at City Hall expecting it to be slanted with soft lobs to the Democrats and body slam questions for the Republicans. I was pleasantly surprised by the obvious effort at equal handed treatment by those who organized and moderated it. Well done and thank you!
This report however falls short of characterizing the evening fairly. I would summarize the evening up differently:
The three Democrats running for the 2nd U.S. House District blame Republican “obstructionism” and evil corporations as the culprits causing all national havoc while promising to work together with those of different views if elected. I however found it very disingenuous that none of the panelists and few in the audience stayed to listen to “those of differing views” in the second half of the forum. Instead they stood in the lobby and talked loudly before exiting the building.

In sharp contrast to the Democrats, every one of the Republican candidates in their own way reiterated the fundamental platform premise that “we the people” are the government and that the elected bodies, whether federal, state or local are to be small enough to be responsive to us. This stark difference between the two parties should have been the primary distinction in the coverage (because it was very obvious to those of us who listened to the entirety) rather than to dissipate the debate into the particular weeds of one issue. I believe this will be the determining factor of this election--whether more government will entice the entitlement recipients to turn out in droves or whether the backbone of American enterprise can stand up again and throw this yoke of oppressive government off of the backs of our children and grandchildren.

Therefore, I encourage readers to visit 6lawrence.com/ for replay broadcasts and watch the coverage for yourself. Get the whole story.

July 17, 2012 at 9:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Creating a stir in 2012

Wading through the commentary is nearly as painful as the biased reporting, especially when there is REAL news worth reporting and this doesn't serve to inform. I particularly found it off-putting to follow the photo of Landon Fulmer and Rep. TerriLois Gregory on the front page to a unrelated old-news-rerun of an incident on the following page. More pertinent might be the current news, for instance the passage and signing of this new legislation; but the following press release has yet to be reported:

"Governor Signs Dinner Railcar License Bill

Topeka – On Friday, June 1, Governor Brownback had the ceremonial signing of Substitute HB 2689 that eliminates the discrimination against railway dining cars to operate in the same manner currently allowed to stationary restaurants. The bill passed the House with overwhelming support as originally presented 107-16, and the conference committee report was adopted 97-24 by the House and 40-0 by the Senate.

“The idea was originally requested by Midland Railway,” Representative Gregory said. An out of state company had contacted Midland to move their elegant dinner train business to Baldwin City, but were astounded to learn they could not serve a glass of wine with their 5 course dinner. The law corrects that oversight and allows dinner railway cars to obtain a liquor license. It includes “railway car” into the current definition of a drinking establishment.

“I am thrilled to help my district with Sub HB 2689 now signed into law,” said Representative TerriLois Gregory (R-Baldwin). “This legislation will help bring new business and jobs immediately to our local economy while boosting visitors at tourist destinations in Douglas and Franklin counties. It will be a wonderful use of the historic railroad and depot in Baldwin City - an important part of our history - while showing off some of the state’s other landmarks to potentially 10,000 annual visitors.”

The bill was introduced and carried by Representative Gregory. "

Sounds like a win for Douglas County. Why isn't that worth the ink and paper???

June 2, 2012 at 8:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opponents ask city to dump, alter trash plan

A one-size fits-all mandate in trash service is the same song as Standard Based Testing, Health care mandates and every other way this government--local, state, nationally-- schemes to simplify the system by eliminating individual distinction and liberty of choice. Wrong directionally, wrong conceptually, wrong Constitutionally! But we have our Voices and we have our Votes.

January 20, 2012 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )