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Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

In my copy of section 2 of the Kansas Bill of Rights, it reads, "All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and are instituted for their equal protection and benefit." Can someone send me a copy where the words, "sincerely held religious belief" are added?

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

When you vote no on the jail expansion, you will not do any of the laudable goals that the writer of this LTE says are needed. The LTE writer gives us a false equivalence argument. When you vote no, we will still spend $1M+ per year in housing prisoners at out-of-county jails. We will see increased expenses in the Sheriff Dept. for transportation, insurance, medical expenses out of county. The proposed tax increase is trying to deal with a problem that won't go away as long as the state legislature continues to pass unfunded mandates that increase incarceration and extend the speedy trial rights for those who cannot afford to pay a bondsman.

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

The Legislature wants to have absolute power to decide the financing of education in the state of Kansas without any judicial review, except for how the funds are distributed. Unreviewable. We call this a power grab. Fortunately, whatever hogwash is proposed by the legislature, it has to obtain a majority vote of the people at the next election. I like the balance of power between the legislature, executive and judiciary and see no valid reason to upset that balance. Vote No.

Mark Twain once described the legislature as the eternal institution of the criminally insane. This article is Exhibit 1.

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

Couldn't they find a site closer to the hospital? That way when Chad has his full blown heart attack, it won't be so far to transport him.

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

This is Kobach auditioning for his next job as a Walmart Greeter.

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

How about "My Legislature is dummer [sic] than yours."

While Topeka fiddles, Kansas burns.

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

You buried the lead. $44.6 million of Bob Summer's money spent on Kansas Driver's License program that is 5 years behind schedule and still not operational.

Sorta like Bob Summer's opinions - 5 years behind the times and not operational.

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

Those are whom I choose to vilify.

It is ironic the congenital conservative, poor Johnny One Note, Bob Summers, would miss that grammar error. After all, he is an expert on everything and has one opinion that serves him alone so well.

On Letter to the editor: The enemy

Posted 6 November 2017, 2:57 p.m. Suggest removal

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

As a Druid, my deep devotion to trees prevents the federal government from harvesting lumber from federal lands. My religious liberty is "burdened" by the felling of trees.

Slowponder (Jonathan Becker) says...

The New Yorker had an article by Roger Angell about 15 years ago that analyzed golf growth. Even with the popularity of Tiger and Phil, the "sweet spot" for the golfing market was over 45, white, male, and earning $50,000+. Based upon census projections, that market is diminishing. The article went on to calculate two economic facts made growth in golf difficult: 1) rising cost of land and 2) a large up front capitalization expense for new equipment. Manufacturers could not recover their development costs in a diminishing market before the "next, new, and better piece of equipment" came along. Nike estimated its new Tiger golf balls would amortize out in 2013, if Tiger would win more majors than Jack. Sadly that did not occur.

Thought for Chad to explore: Block's purchase of the Orchards may have been to have a loss leader for tax purposes to offset income in other activities.

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