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Why Rick Santorum Will Never Be President, A Step-by-Step Guide

Former Republican Senator (Pa.) Rick Santorum announced today that he will run for President. He has absolutely no chance whatsoever of winning the GOP bid. Why? Step 1: Google "rick santorum." Step 2: Follow the second link (disclaimer: mildly NSFW/gross). Step 3: Ta-da! ---------------------------- UPDATE: When googling ... Continue reading

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The weekend’s top stories and the LJWorld.com 100-Degree Day Contest

Happy Monday! It's that disgustingly hot time of year in Kansas, and instead of complaining about it we're going to hold a contest. The **100-Degree Day Contest** sponsored by [Ron King Agency][1] launches **TODAY!** If you correctly guess the date and time that Lawrence officially hits 100 ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Fabian Socialism”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is a Fabian Socialist? Politically Correct Resolution: A Fabian Socialist is one who deceptively advocates a Marxist society; who seeks to achieve reform gradually, rather than through revolutionary means, by using the capitalistic system to fulfill their ideology of "Greedism"! ... Continue reading

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Monday, June 6

A pretty normal Sunday night in Douglas County overnight. Nothing out of the ordinary to report after 10 p.m. Mostly routine, every night calls of noise complaints, disturbances, car stops and a few alarms mixed in. Just as I was starting to listen last night, about 9:55 ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/6/2011

On the bright side, the Kansas City Royals won twice as many games last week as they did in the week prior. On the not-so-bright side, that means they only won two games in the last seven days. The one thing this team had been doing well ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Blueberry, Cranberry and Orange Salad

If you haven’t had a blueberry yet this season, you’re definitely missing out. They’re just starting to get perfectly plump and as a bonus, their prices have started to come down a bit as they come into season. That means more blueberry bang for your buck. And, ... Continue reading

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Summer food

The Great Stuke Move is underway, which means we are living in utter chaos. We packed up our kitchen rather early because I had a free evening and I had help and I took advantage of it. But that means that cooking has gotten to be more ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 6/5/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/30/2011 Next: IPS 6/19/2011 hujiko returns to erase the fiendish smile from my face. See the bottom of this post for the complete picture and answer. The first image this week seems pretty darn big to me. Don't see why anyone would have trouble identifying ... Continue reading

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Something to think about…

Sometimes it's really easy to become polarized by an issue. The issue of the SLT has been something that draws emotional responses from the Lawrence community. Regardless of one's stance on the issue, so easily do basic values, such as respect, seemingly escape the public mentality. Although ... Continue reading

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Shots fired into a crowd and a 100 MPH car chase

Like the title says, it was a wild early morning in Lawrence. The night started as pretty routine, a few noise complaints. One of which included Police being called back a second time after the Police left and the "noisy group" figured out who called them in ... Continue reading

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Aldi Produce Has Me in a Jam

I ran out to Aldi Saturday morning to grab some frozen fruit ... when I did a quick "fly by" on the produce I discovered their 1# containers of strawberries were only $0.99! What a deal! I bought up three containers, some grapes and bananas to throw ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC captures point in second straight contest

Things are slowly starting to look up for Sporting Kansas City. The team has managed to earn a point in each of its last two road games. Those two points give Sporting KC a total of six after 10 games. It's the lowest in the league, but ... Continue reading

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How can you get a spa-like pedicure without going to the spa?

So here we are heading into summer. I do not like the extreme heat we endure during the summer months, but I love summer footwear – flip flops, sandals and open-toed shoes. I also like the fact that you can usually purchase casual summer footwear pretty reasonably. ... Continue reading

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Sarah Palin - One Child Left Behind

Ms. Palin on Paul Revere: "He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going ... Continue reading

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Wasteful Education

I read that in the state of New York they are now spending $18,000 per student per year on public education. At that cost, the kids would be better off if you just gave them the money. At $18,000 a year, you could invest that, play video ... Continue reading

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Saturday, June 4

A surprisingly quiet overnight for a summer Saturday morning. Police responded on a few burglary alarms, the normal noise complaints and disturbance calls. Just before midnight police responded on a non injury accident in the 1000 block of N 3rd Street. LPD responded to the 2900 block ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC ends 10-game road trip at Toronto tonight

It's finally coming to an end. After 10 games, tons of miles and nearly two and a half months, Sporting Kansas City will end its grueling season-opening road trip. Sporting will travel to Toronto to take on struggling Toronto FC. Kansas City, fresh off a much deserved ... Continue reading

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Radical Islam not to Blame

The interesting thing about being an atheist is that you see these things in a very novel fashion. Since all religion is really just made-up bull you tend to dismiss it the same way you dismiss anything else that's fake and not real. So sentences like this ... Continue reading

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Getting local with your social: Old Shawnee Days

Sure, social media makes it entirely possible to carry on relationships with people without ever even meeting them in person - but it's at its most fun (and its most effective) when it really brings the "social" to life through real-world interaction. That's one reason why we've ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s top stories, some pictures of our newsroom and Friday Food Wars (salsa vs. queso)

It's been a busy week in the newsroom, and the news keeps coming. If you haven't heard, [KDOT has committed $192 million to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway][1]. Here are Thursday's most-viewed stories and the most-commented items in the past 24 hours. **Most-viewed stories** 1. [McLouth student ... Continue reading