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Putting the sexy back in chicken

Since we spent so much time outdoors this year, our grill got a workout like it's never seen before. But, when you are grilling on almost a nightly basis, your repertoire of basics - hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, brats - gets a little tired. I am not ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 8/15/2011

Is it just me or did it *seem* like the Royals won more than one game last week? They hung tight with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox but the results were not in their favor. I expected this week to be more competitive ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - The Stock Market Crash of 1929!

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What is Fractional Reserve Banking and Fractional Investing and how did they effect the Stock Market crash in 1929? (Part of the Second Age of Globalization, 1919 to 1945) The Politically Correct Resolution: Federal Reserve Banking. Fractional Reserve Banking is a type ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe fo the week: Mushroom Chard Tacos

For those of you missing a “meaty” texture on Meatless Mondays, check out this taco recipe, which packs a lot of oomph in seemingly light-weight veggie tacos. Beans plus mushrooms create a satisfying texture, and the mixture get any extra-healthy boost from the addition of chard Add ... Continue reading

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August 15th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A very quiet Sunday night in Douglas county. Lawrence Police received two complaints of reckless and/or possibly intoxicated drivers around 10:30 p.m. Police located one of the vehicles, which ended up being a college student who was lost and simply needed directions. The other vehicle was not ... Continue reading

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Bevy’s Book Blog

I read a LOT. Books are like crack to me - I can't go a day without my fix. I read on my breaks and lunch hour at work every day. I read in the bathroom at times - even in the bathTUB at times. I have ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Mark Twain

It sometimes seems that the recent examples of government ineptitude are unique to our generation. Our frustration with our government, though, is timeless. In particular, I'm thinking of this quote by Mark Twain BTW, the IPS post will be delayed a couple of days this week. Continue reading

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SEC says no action taken, league content with present alignment

**2:50 p.m. Update:** Scratch that... ESPN's Joe Schad just Tweeted that Florida's Bernie Machen released a statement that said no action was taken on A&M and that the SEC was content with its present alignment. Machen also said SEC leaders "discussed criteria and process associated with expansion." ... Continue reading

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August 14th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police had an early start to activity last night with a fireworks complaint just after 10 p.m. followed shortly after by a noise complaint and then a battery. There were surprisingly only four noise complaints overnight, a pretty low number for a Saturday night. Police responded ... Continue reading

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What I did on my summer “staycation”

Our family doesn’t take elaborate vacations. And since we moved away from our families, we tend to head back to Illinois to visit when we have time off. This year, we decided to have a “staycation.” My husband and I were both taking a week off from ... Continue reading

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Big 12 conference call deemed productive for ADs, commissioner Beebe

**6:13 p.m. Update:** The conference call between Big 12 ADs and commissioner Dan Beebe ended around 4:30 p.m. today and the prevailing thought that came from it was this: Texas A&M wants to leave, the rest of the league would like them to stay and the Texas ... Continue reading

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August 13th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 11 p.m. County Deputies and LDCFM crews were called to the area of mile marker 147 on US Highway 59 south of Lawrence on an injury accident. Deputies arrived and found a motorcycle had crashed. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and Deputies quickly ... Continue reading

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Big 12 universities line up contingency plans as A&M regents push the pace

**4:45 p.m. Update:** Texas A&M's board of regents has moved its meeting up from Aug. 22 to Aug. 15. That's Monday folks, one day BEFORE the Texas legislature is scheduled to meet. Gotta think that only means that A&M officials are trying to ram this thing through... ... Continue reading

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August 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police worked at least two burglaries in the early overnight hours. No information on suspects was available. The rest of the night was fairly routine activity for Police and mostly medical calls for LDCFM. Lawrence Police conducted a number of vehicle stops, a few residence/area checks ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Jeff Spikes

This week's Sideline Report is with Painesville, Ohio, native and Kansas junior left tackle Jeff Spikes. **Jesse Newell:** Do you remember the moment you decided to come to KU? **Jeff Spikes:** I do. Actually I was on another recruiting visit, and a prior coach, Ed Warinner called ... Continue reading

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We Are Tax Laggards.

There is a rumor running around this blog space and in certain left leaning circles that US revenue is down. Right. The argument goes on that it is down because of the “Bush Tax Cuts”. Is that assertion accurate? I looked up government data on the topic. ... Continue reading

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Flash- LJW Bloggers say Social Security is a Myth

Imagine my surprise in my Blog (http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/loyal-opposition/2011/aug/10/guess-who-is-not-paying-taxes/) when I discovered a number of bloggers consider there is no difference between Payroll Tax (Social Security Taxes) and Federal Income Tax and argue that paying one is tantamount to paying the other. I researched that thought and found the ... Continue reading

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A&M to SEC getting serious

What began with Texas A&M playing the role of the angry youngster who wanted to take his ball and go home appears to have moved into a stage that will change the look of the Big 12 Conference for the second time in 14 months. You thought ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Highway to Despair”

In that I no longer believe in the Democratic, Republican or the infiltrated Tea Party; but, still believe in the U.S. Constitution, I am now considered to be Un-American for my refusal to go along to get along! You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with ... Continue reading

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A summer of social media

*Note: This is the final of three blog posts from Samantha Schwartz, our super summer social media intern. She's returning to Grinnell College next week, and we'll miss her creativity, devotion and enthusiasm! Best of luck for the school year.* Ever experienced this? You’re talking to someone ... Continue reading

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