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The Arrogant Hard Left

I wrote once about my experience with the “hard” left at a Congressional Town hall meeting. This musing is about some of the people encountered on this blog space. Now, it is appreciated that the LJW provides a forum for community comment. All sorts of opinions may ... Continue reading

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Missouri Votes to Block Obama’s Health Insurance Mandate

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections. About 71 percent of Missouri voters backed a ballot measure, Proposition C, that ... Continue reading

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The One’s Birthday! Obama’s Hat Trick of Birthdays!

Today is the 49th birthday of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama II. Listen to Happy Birthday Barack! He has sent the good wife, Michelle, and daughter Sasha to Spain on a mother/daughter vacation. Malia, the first-first daughter has went off to camp! ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight, if you know where to look

Yes, I've been out of action for a while. Look like there have been a few changes while I was out of commission. But, I did post an IPS photo this weekend, but it didn't make it to the front page and there were few---is one considered ... Continue reading

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Defense Budget

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Football 101: KU offensive lineman Brad Thorson discusses his craft

Let's face it: A lot of us don't know as much about the game of football as we should. We've always heard that receivers should catch the ball with their hands and not their bodies. And we know running backs should run with the ball in their ... Continue reading

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Birthday poppers, three ways. (Who said it had to be cake?)

My friend Debi had a birthday. Debi likes birthdays, which I think is a really admirable quality in a woman. I can't stand all this womanly secrecy about birthdays. I mean, I don't care how much Oil of Olay you use, or how many $50 products you ... Continue reading

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County Budget Conundrum VIII – Community Input

Yes most of the money in our county coffers goes for services most of us fully support. That is not true of most of the increase in taxes proposed and our law givers know it. There is a significant financial issue buried in the county budget increase ... Continue reading

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Confessions of a crackhead

In a perfect world, we’d all cycle — and drive and scooter and longboard and rollerblade — on beautiful, pristine patches of velvety-smooth pavement. In reality, we’re forced to wheel along on bumpy, pot-holey, rutted slabs of various surfaces that, in Lawrence, at least, seem absolutely covered ... Continue reading

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The Future for the “Have Nots”

This chart is from OMB – they work for Mr. Obama not the Republicans. What this chart says is that we will be broke like Greece by 2020 (or earlier). We are spending 60% more than we take in every year. We will be increasing that amount ... Continue reading

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Science Fiction September 999 - short story due August 31st

Reminder to submit your original science fiction short by August 31st, 2010 to ronda@sunflower.com (or via the Ljworld site). Your submission must be less than a thousand words and be science fiction in nature. You may enter up to three stories. A panel of five judges with ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals; “Politicians are Nimble”

Politicians are Nimble! By Ollie Owl The Politicians are nimble, The Politicians are quick; The Politicians all perform, Their magic tax payer trick; The Politicians scheme high, The Politicians scheme low, The Politicians scheme some more, Then watch their bank account grow; Continue reading

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What’s in your wallet?

"What's in your wallet?" It's a popular refrain from a bank that wants to know what you rely on when you need a little credit. Of course, the banks have gotten a lot of attention lately due to their harmful business practices. Some customers have even moved ... Continue reading

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How My Coupon Habit Affects the Community

Last Sunday I made a rather large trip to the store. I knew going in that this would be a large trip; I hadn't done regular weekly shopping in two weeks and we are beginning to run low on many staples that I usually keep stock piled. ... Continue reading

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Repurposing items you already own is the best deal of all

My husband hates when I start a conversation with, “I was thinking . . .”. He knows that this usually means I either have a project or some new idea in mind. We recently purchased a new flat screen TV. This purchase had been in the planning ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/31/2010

Previous: IPS 6/5/2010 Next: IPS 8/14/2010 No one really got the photo this week. See the bottom of the post for the complete picture and answer. Hopefully I'll have another one to post soon. Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Well, I doubt there were ... Continue reading

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Prediction: Media Reports Limbaugh called Obama ….

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, was a guest on The View Thursday, July 29, 2010. Barbara Walters asked the President, "...why don't you say 'I'm not a black president; I'm biracial.'?" President Obama, in part, stated, "...we are sort of a mongrel people." A ... Continue reading

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On the hook for a rack; who’s with me?

Whenever possible (or necessary), I prefer to ride my bike to the doctor. I’ve pedaled there for bloodwork, regular check-ups, even a “minor procedure” that included only a bit of burning flesh. Unless I expect something that moves on its own to get lopped off, or I’m ... Continue reading

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Sweet new blogs!

Indeed. Continue reading