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Take your kids to the polls tomorrow

[Kids Voting][1] is awesome. It didn't exist where I [\grew up][2] and I was one of those kids that would have loved the chance to vote, even if it didn't technically count. My parents didn't exactly stress the importance of voting, but I definitely picked it up ... Continue reading

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Palin : A Good Thing In Diguise

For all those who are Palin fans, I'll apologize for offending in advance. I sincerely hope she stays on the National scene. She is the nearly perfect front face of the GOP conservative base. If she was the Governor of West Virginia instead of Alaska, it would ... Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Obama

This speech clinched the deal for me. I have been converted. Continue reading

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A very scary Halloween on two wheels

One of the perks of working at a newspaper that publishes 365 (or 366) days a year is that I get the opportunity to work when most of the rest of the world is languishing at home.I have worked on every major holiday, and most of the ... Continue reading

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Does Tech believe in miracles? Yes!

OK, now that was exciting. Texas Tech's miraculous 39-33 victory over Texas was easily the best game of the college football season. Many are calling Graham Harrell's 28-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree the greatest play in the history of the Big 12 Conference. I'm not sure ... Continue reading

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So Much to See (11/2/2008)

Previous: SMTS 10/26/2008Next:SMTS 11/9/2008You may have noticed many of the last few pictures have had deep blue skies for backdrops. Since they've been such a hit--well, with me anyway--the picture this week again has a deep blue sky.The first part of this week's picture:http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Nov/02/scDSC_2659a.JPGImage #2:http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Nov/03/scDSC_2659b.JPGImage #3:http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Nov/04/scDSC_2659c.JPGdrake was ... Continue reading

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A Vote For Obama Is A Vote For The Aliens and the Resurrected Hitler to Destroy the World With Domo-Kuns

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Nov/02/alien1.jpghttp://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Nov/02/domo_kun.jpgAs has been apparent for some time, should you have looked for it, the election of Barack Hussein Obama will bring about a very dark period of time, which will end in famine and decay, the return of Hitler, and a tide of darkness from which we, ... Continue reading

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A Vote for McCain is a Vote for the Resurrected Hitler to Start Nuclear Winter For the Polar Bears

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Nov/02/polar_bear.jpghttp://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Nov/02/angry-mccain.jpgAs has been apparent for some time, should you have looked for it, the election of John Sidney McCain will bring about a very dark period of time, which will end in famine and decay, the return of Hitler, and a tide of darkness from which we, ... Continue reading

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family ties

So thank you TOB..all the talk about biscuits had drawn my family closer together...We just had a lovely family sunday dinner with homemade fried chicken, mashed potoatoes, mixed vegatables..with yes.. homemade biscuits..the TOB biscuit blog has drawn my family together to eat good ole biscuits with a ... Continue reading

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goodbye grackles

It's so great to watch the flocks of grackles and blackbirds that gather for the trip south. I love the nervous way big groups constantly jump up from the fields and brush and swarm around, the flock expanding and contracting with anirregular pulse. There was a group ... Continue reading

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Do not retain Judge Paula B. Martin

Citizens for Reasonable Judges launched its campaign against the retention of Judge Paula Martin in July. The political action committee is registered with the Kansas Secretary of State's office. Nevertheless, the Lawrence Journal-World, which endorsed Judge Martin's retention in 2004, has had a press blackout on our ... Continue reading

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Close Encounter of the Deer Kind

As I begin my eleven-mile drive to work at 7:00 am this morning, the thought occurs to me that rut is beginning and I should watch for deer. A half mile from home is "deer alley," our name because of two deer encounters, resulting in vehicle damage ... Continue reading

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Lions (of all kinds) prove they belong at state

Fans who wore red to the Class 6A state volleyball tournament on Friday had an excellent chance of enjoying a winner. Four of the eight teams in the 6A field donned red, and three of those four, including No. 8 seed Lawrence High, wore red and black. ... Continue reading

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Free State mock election includes detailed policy and innovative attack ads

I just got back from a mock presidential debate at Free State High School. Seniors Hannah Kapp-Klote and Kenny Myers, students in Bobby Nichols' Advanced Placement politics course, are going head-to-head, vying to be Free State's mock president. Kapp-Klote is the State Party candidate; Myers is the ... Continue reading

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Identity Thieves for Obama

Identity Thieves for ObamaIn a recent conversation with my family I was disturbed to find out that my aunt and my uncle's friend had unauthorized charges on their credit cards from Obama for President. My aunt's was only a mere $5.00, but unauthorized nonetheless. My uncle's friends ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Board of Realtors endorses Republicans for Douglas County seats

The Lawrence Board of Realtors has endorsed Jim Flory and David L. Brown in the two Douglas County Commission races in Tuesday's election.The board announced this week it was endorsing county commission candidates for the first time in its 83-year history.The board's leadership interviewed all four candidates ... Continue reading

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Traffic safety commission to consider KU stop signs

Stop signs, stop signs, or perhaps a stop light. Lawrence's Traffic Safety Commission is preparing for a discussion of all the above. Here's a look at some issues the advisory board is scheduled to debate at its 7 p.m. meeting on Nov. 3 at City Hall. ¢ ... Continue reading

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Who is the education president?

Is education your top issue this election? It's certainly the guiding focus of the the National Education Association, which has a comprehensive checklist of the education stances of Barack Obama and John McCain. There is little the two agree upon.[Have a look to see how the candidates ... Continue reading

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Chamber survey shows support for sales tax measures

Who knows if it will be as accurate as a crystal ball, but an unscientific survey by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce shows support for all three sales tax questions on Tuesday's ballot. The chamber Friday morning reported that 75.8 percent of its members who responded to ... Continue reading

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Get your draft boards ready

With the pool of talent this year in the Big 12, it's no secret a bunch of these guys will eventually play on Sundays in the NFL. If you're an NFL scout with a high draft pick, you have a plethora of choices from the conference. So ... Continue reading

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