The real voting fraud is not people trying to vote illegally in Kansas but the scare tactics perpetrated on Kansans by our Legislature and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, exaggerating the threat of illegal immigrants and others trying to vote.
My name is Andy Schreiber. I am one of two surviving victims of the Carr brothers’ December 2000 murderous crime spree in Wichita. I’ve sat silently for more than 12 years, but I’m now breaking that silence to share my thoughts on the recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling vacating the death sentences for both brothers.
Wichita is being misjudged and deprived by major promoters, who seem to think nothing but country and wrestling will sell at Intrust Bank Arena. So it’s worth a try for Sedgwick County to ask private management firm SMG to create a $200,000 “event promotion fund” over the next three years to generate more bookings, including of diverse acts.
The Pat Roberts of the 1980s and 1990s was kind, funny, thoughtful and bipartisan. He worked closely with former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Glickman to make certain the farm bills of that era benefited Kansas. In depressing contrast, the current Pat Roberts voted against the farm bill this year. As we saw in the Oct. 15 debate, he’s cranky and mean.
According to the ads and mailers, President Obama is to blame for everything that’s wrong in Washington, D.C., and Gov. Sam Brownback and Statehouse Republicans were moved by their love of public schools to approve more funding last spring. So it was nice to read about some candor to the contrary expressed at a recent forum in Augusta.
Intrust Bank Arena has not been able to produce the number or type of shows people want, so now the county may put $200,000 more into the pot to not be able to produce the number or type of shows people want. “Lipstick on a pig” comes to mind.
Some say gasoline prices have fallen because the Saudis have increased production to maintain market share. I propose a tariff on imported oil. Take the revenue to fund renewable energy and promote domestic oil and gas production. Being energy independent will make a safer and more prosperous nation.
The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the city of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All well and good, but the ordinance to ensure nondiscrimination discriminates against those of faith who oppose it.
It’s disappointing that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis is so wishy-washy on same-sex marriage – telling The Eagle editorial board that he doesn’t have a strong personal opinion and doesn’t want to use his political capital on a divisive issue. But Davis was correct in noting during a debate Monday that there isn’t much a governor can do.
This could be another editorial about the upcoming elections, the state’s budget woes or the Ebola outbreak. But why bother? What most Kansans want to talk about right now are the Kansas City Royals. And who can blame them?