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  • Injustice Continues for LTC Terry Lakin

    02/09/2012 4:42:17 AM PST · by scottfactor · 42 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 02/09/2012 | Gina Miller
    The examples of disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the authority of the legislative and judicial branches of the federal government from Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) and his administration are staggering in number, and one example of his lawlessness has been on display since before the election. I understand that the fix is entirely in on Obama’s lack of proof of his eligibility to hold the office of President. Before the election, there were people demanding that he prove he is a natural born citizen. He never has, and I know he never will.The...
  • The doctor will/won't see you now.

    02/07/2012 3:18:53 AM PST · by The Working Man · 10 replies
    KCTV 5 News ^ | Feb 02, 2012 | Dana Wright
    TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) - A Kansas board that denied a licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine a license was primarily concerned about the man's political views. The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is a 15-member panel appointed by the governor and decides the fate of doctors in Kansas. Terrence Lee Lakin rose to the ranks of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He served on the front lines in Afghanistan and the war zone in Bosnia as well as a medical mission to Honduras. He saved lives around the world and received a Bronze Star for his service.
  • Kan. lawmakers want to review food stamps change

    01/29/2012 8:01:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | January 25, 2012 | AP
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Some legislators said Wednesday they plan to review a state policy that has reduced or cut off food stamp benefits to hundreds of U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants...lawmakers acknowledged that they're sympathetic to Gov. Sam Brownback's administration trying to ensure that families with illegal immigrants aren't being treated more generously than families whose members are all legal residents. The administration said the change means all Kansas families are treated the same. ...lawmakers worry that the effect will be felt by children whose families were eligible for food stamps under the old standard but have since lost the...
  • Kansas slashes food aid for children of illegal immigrants

    01/21/2012 11:52:44 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Jan. 22, 2012 | LAURA BAUER
    Pedro moved to the Kansas City area about 13 years ago and has held the same job for 11. Though he sometimes struggles to pay bills, he knows most people think he should receive no public aid. He’s an illegal immigrant. He doesn’t deserve handouts. He understands that. “I’ve never asked for anything for myself,” said Pedro, who didn’t want his last name used to protect his family. “Never. I just work. Work hard.” A new debate swirling around Kansas, though, isn’t about Pedro. It’s about two of his three children. They were born here, and one day they will...
  • Dog tag lost in World War I returned to soldier's son

    01/13/2012 7:12:54 AM PST · by Daffynition · 37 replies · 1+ views
    reuters via Yahoo ^ | Jan 13, 2012 | Kevin Murphy
    KANSAS CITY, MO (Reuters) - Somehow, maybe in a struggle to remove his helmet, Kent Potter lost his dog tag on a French battlefield in World War I. Private Potter, who worked on an Army supply train that consisted mostly of mules and horses, survived the war and returned home to Kansas without the tag, which remained buried for more than 90 years. At a ceremony hosted in the small town of Cottonwood Falls on Thursday, however, the worn, round metal tag finally landed back with the Potter family thanks to the efforts of two Frenchmen.
  • Statehouse Live: In State of State, Brownback outlines plan to cut Kansas personal income tax

    01/11/2012 7:05:14 PM PST · by One Name · 6 replies
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | January 11, 2012 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday called for a cut in the state personal income tax and minimal budget increases, saying that will put Kansas in the fast lane on the road to economic growth. "Let's put our 'lost decade' … in the rear view mirror and speed ahead — at 75 miles per hour — to make this decade the decade of growth and job creation," Brownback, a Republican, said in the State of the State address. But his plan hit immediate bumps from legislators. Brownback's proposal would cancel a scheduled decrease in the state sales tax rate,...
  • For Kansas lawmakers, Boeing's exit brings rare criticism of a defense firm

    01/04/2012 9:54:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/12 | John T. Bennett
    For Kansas lawmakers, Boeing's exit brings rare criticism of a defense firmBy John T. Bennett - 01/04/12 04:34 PM ET Boeing’s decision to close a Kansas aircraft facility put its congressional delegation in a place unfamiliar to many red-state lawmakers: locking horns with a defense contractor. The defense-aerospace giant, during a nearly decade-long competition to build new aerial tankers for the Air Force, said a win would bring production work on those aircraft to its Wichita, Kan., facility. That work, the firm estimated, would deliver 7,500 new jobs. But just months after the Air Force picked Boeing’s 767-based aircraft over...
  • KC police decline to reduce parade costs for Occupy group

    12/23/2011 2:54:30 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | December 23, 2011 | MARK MORRIS
    If members of Occupy Kansas City want to march in the streets next week, they’ll need to pay a $4,100 fee for police protection, police commissioners announced Friday. ****snip**** Members of the movement have camped peacefully for months in a city park south of the Liberty Memorial. At a meeting earlier this month, a lawyer representing the group asked the police to waive the cost of having officers shut down traffic near Ninth and Main streets. The lawyer, Gina Chiala, said the march would be called “The death of the social safety net,” would involve about 100 people and would...
  • In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback puts tea party tenets into action with sharp cuts

    12/22/2011 3:23:23 PM PST · by freespirited · 12 replies
    Wapo ^ | 12/21/11 | Annie Gowan
    If you want to know what a Tea Party America might look like, there is no place like Kansas. In the past year, three state agencies have been abolished and 2,050 jobs have been cut. Funding for schools, social services and the arts have been slashed. The new Republican governor rejected a $31.5 million federal grant for a new health-insurance exchange because he opposes President Obama’s health-care law. And that’s just the small stuff. A new “Office of the Repealer” has been created to reduce the number of laws and regulations, and the Repealer is canvassing the state for more...
  • Witness: Corzine knew about loan made with customer funds

    12/13/2011 4:20:38 PM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/11 | Peter Schroeder
    An executive of a financial exchange monitoring MF Global told senators Tuesday that Jon Corzine, the former head of the financial firm, knew that loans were improperly made with customer funds. The claim was made just minutes after Corzine professed his ignorance for how up to $1.2 billion in customer funds had gone missing. Terrence Duffy, the executive chairman of CME Group, the exchange that regulates MF Global, told the Senate Agriculture Committee that a CME auditor was told by an MF Global executive that Corzine knew that a loan was made to a European affiliate of the company, and...
  • The Osawatomie Speech: A Defining Moment In History

    12/09/2011 7:06:51 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 19 replies
    ZEROHEDGE ^ | December 9 2011 | Econophile
    I am not a fan of Barack Obama, but I have not criticized him as harshly as many other writers do. I have a different view of him. I see him as a rather run of the mill Progressive/Liberal who firmly believes his ideology and acts somewhat consistently on those ideas. Rather than pillory him personally, my approach has been to criticize the philosophy of which he is a product. In my mind, it's all about ideas. I detest his ideas because I believe they are anti-intellectual and they don't work.  There are many like Mr. Obama out there. His admirers...
  • Weis to be named Kansas football coach

    12/09/2011 12:08:28 PM PST · by fungoking · 13 replies
    Jayhawk slant ^ | 12/8/11 | Slant Staff
    Former Notre Dame head coach and current Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will be named the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks during a press conference on Friday, the school athletic department has announced. The official release from the school, issued Thursday afternoon: "Kansas Athletics will introduce Charlie Weis, former New England Patriots offensive coordinator, former Notre Dame head coach and current offensive coordinator at the University of Florida, as its new football coach at a press conference tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. (Time TBA)."
  • Fact-checking the Kansas Declaration (Washington Post Columnist gives Obama 3 Pinocchio's)

    12/08/2011 12:56:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama declared in Kansas this week that his re-election bid would constitute a fight against income inequality. According to a fact check by the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, it’s also going to be a fight against hard facts and inconvenient truths. Obama lashed out at Republicans and George Bush for economic outcomes that have mainly come during his own stewardship of the economy: Obama’s claim of the “slowest job growth,” in fact, includes the loss of jobs under his administration. The White House provided as evidence a report on a New York Times blog that was based on gross...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Obama comes to Kansas?

    12/07/2011 2:43:54 PM PST · by 1pitech · 3 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-06-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp about Obama's visit to Kansas. Next, I speak to Paul Soutar of Kansas Watch Dog about the historical and symbolic reasons behind the President's seldom seen visit to Kansas. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • "Oops? Obama Opens ‘Class Warfare’ Speech By Greeting Texas…But He’s in Kansas"

    12/07/2011 10:00:56 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 23 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11062011 | Jonathan M. Seidl
    While giving an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., President Obama said, “It is great to be back in the state of Texas.” Watch as he quickly corrects himself.
  • Obama’s BIG small-minded class warfare speech in Kansas doesn’t disappoint (Predictable)

    12/06/2011 2:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Today in Osawatomie, Kan., Barack Obama laid bare his progressive agenda, calling for more federal involvement in education, increased spending on infrastructure, an extension of the payroll tax cut and increased taxes on the rich. He even invoked Teddy “the Trustbuster” Roosevelt, who, if you’ll recall, became increasingly socialistic as the sun of his national stardom began to set. Not surprisingly, Obama was disingenuous in a few places — but just a few. At one point, he said he had already signed $1 trillion in spending cuts into law. Presumably, he was referring to the cuts included in the debt...
  • Obama's Oops: President Confuses Texas and Kansas -- VIDEO

    12/06/2011 1:18:53 PM PST · by bigbob · 32 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12-6-11 | Theresa Poulson
    Watch Obama flub again - short video at link
  • Obama to Kansas to Evoke Teddy Roosevelt

    12/06/2011 6:32:58 AM PST · by Son House · 39 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 06, 2011 | Kimberly Schwandt
    President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election. The White House says it spent a month planning and choosing this location and that there are parallels between how working class families felt then and now. Roosevelt gave what was called a "New Nationalism" agenda, talking about...
  • ( Boston ) University Installs Foot Baths For Muslims

    11/30/2011 11:07:40 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Boston Channel ^ | November 29, 2011
    In Boston, one university has taken steps to help Muslim students maintain an important ritual: bathing before prayer ... Across the country a number of universities, including the University of Michigan in Dearborn and George Washington University in Washington D.C., have installed foot baths. So have two airports, the Indianapolis Airport and KCI Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. In each case the move came with some degree of resistance. ... Some of the foot baths in other states were built using public funds. The American Civil Liberties Union generally objects to public money being used for religious structures.But they don't...
  • Tweeting Kansas Teen Gets Apology from Gov. Brownback, Her Following Soars

    11/28/2011 10:54:31 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 28, 2011
    A Kansas teen who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for an insulting tweet got an apology today from the governor himself for his staff’s “over-reaction.” An unpleasant tweet by Emma Sullivan, 18, was flagged by Brownback’s staff last week. The teen was told by her principal at Shawnee Mission East High School to apologize, but she refused, and the national brouhaha has led to her Twitter following soar from 60 to more than 6,000. “My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms,” Brownback said in a...