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Recap: After three games, Colorado still searching for way to slow down KU’s offense

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Colorado will finish this season 0-3 against Kansas after Friday's 90-83 loss, but it won't be because ... Continue reading

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Which team has more physical talent, Kansas or Texas? Also, predictions for the Big 12 title game

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas on Saturday night in the championship of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Tom, strictly from a physical talent standpoint, which team is better, Kansas or Texas? **Tom Keegan:** First, ... Continue reading

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Heroes of the Planning Department

If you have ever tried to build a new structure in Lawrence, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that working the planning department can be challenging. From arcane language to seemingly ridiculous requirements, the process is both frustrating and time consuming. I can only imagine ... Continue reading

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This is What Class Warfare Looks Like

This was done by a group called The Christian Left, picked up by Daily Kos. Permission was granted to lift the image as it was made downloadable. They have no problem with anyone spreading their message and say so. EDIT I just found out that the original ... Continue reading

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iPad Mania

Welcome iPad 2. Although the 3G models aren’t in stores yet, the rest should be by 5:00 this afternoon. We can finally quit reading reviews and watching UTube videos and get our hands on the real thing. It's hard not to be tempted. There is information overload ... Continue reading

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Social media and the news: Japanese earthquake and tsunami

Even in Lawrence, thousands of miles away from the massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan, many of us woke up this morning to find the world a different place than it was when we went to bed last night - even if we didn't have a ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Stings of Life”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bring, fair, sting, there. Stings of Life! By L. Don Oliver The sting, from a honey bee The barb, still quivering _____ Plucking it, from my arm Sometimes, life isn't ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Stings of Life”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bring, fair, sting, there. Stings of Life! By L. Don Oliver The sting, from a honey bee The barb, still quivering _____ Plucking it, from my arm Sometimes, life isn't ... Continue reading

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Recap: How KU defeated Oklahoma State despite terrible shooting

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. It's a bit ridiculous when you realize what Kansas pulled off Thursday in its 63-62 victory over ... Continue reading

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Anyone out there believe in reincarnation?

Anyone out there believe in reincarnation? This is a picture of Hilter's wife, Eva Braun. haskellnews commentary 03/11/2011 * Picture used with permission of Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images Continue reading

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The Free Market Is Not Your Friend

There's been a lot of talk lately about how unions and governments are destroying the economy, and salvation can only come from emasculating government and killing the unions. The free market and corporate America will then be free to ride in on their respective white horses and ... Continue reading

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What Do We (You) Really Care About?

I have heard surprisingly little about the prospective elementary school closures. If I lived in the area and had elementary school children I would be outraged. If I were I a homeowner in that area, I would be outraged. If I were I a citizen concerned about ... Continue reading

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Can KU contain dangerous Alec Burks and Cory Higgins? Predictions for KU-Colorado

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Colorado on Friday night at the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Tom, what impressed you most about Colorado in its 87-75 victory over K-State on Thursday? **Tom Keegan:** The relentlessness of ... Continue reading

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LJWorld Political censorship

The following is a word-for-word copy of my comment that was deleted. It in no way violated any of the terms of use. In fact, it is an extremely civil comment and the fact that it was removed is ridiculous. "This is a classic case of mistaking ... Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Dos-si-do

I have to smile. Only the LJWorld would completely ignore what happened in Wisconsin yesterday. The events in WI are not just "national" news, they are international. Every newspaper from Bangkok to Bangor is reporting on it but the LJW stays tight lipped. I have a personal ... Continue reading

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Will Oklahoma State keep up the smack talk? Also, discussing Bill Self’s Tyrel Reed dilemma

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Oklahoma State on Thursday morning at the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Tom, if you were Oklahoma State big men Marshall Moses and Matt Pilgrim, would you try the same trash-talk ... Continue reading

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KUsports.com giveaways planned at Power & Light District during Big 12 Tournament Fan Fest

**10:22 a.m. update** We've finished our live stream, but we'll put up video from it later. For now, we're going to take some pictures and get setup for our live stream of the fans inside Johnny's Tavern at Power and Light — during the game. Check back ... Continue reading

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Corporate Welfare

I recently read my local legislators newsletter and he makes references to some of the current bills and money saving strategies. One of them is this idea of elminating corporate income tax. I'm not an economist. So can somebody explain to me how cutting revenue will help ... Continue reading

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Mr. Larry Echohawk Announces MOU between BIE and NIKE, Inc.

“WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and NIKE, Inc. The MOU presents an opportunity for both the BIE and Nike to address health and social-lifestyle choices in American Indian and Alaska ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What does the letters T-E-A in the Tea Party represent? Intellectual Resolution: Treacherous Excoriating Anti-Progressives! Archaic word for today: "American" Politically Correct definition: Self-centered, egotistical, better than thou, who falsely claim to be a member of the human-kind! There are some ... Continue reading

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