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Re: “'Government employees produce nothing,' says Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who is by definition a government employee

The pressure that the State of Kansas is feeling is generally what the private market felt in 2008. I, as a private citizen who was laid off in 2009 due to Obama's "War on Coal" feel very little sympathy to the insulated jobs of the state and federal government. (There is a lagging behavior in taxation revenue.) Seriously, you would have to axe murder a sitting US Senator before you would lose a federal government job. And even then, you get put on PAID administrative leave for like a year. Is it sad that people lose their jobs from tax cuts? Yes. Is it sad that Obama has basically f-ed the US energy industry for (VERY!) little gain in his quest to fight hurricanes with solar panels? Yes. To me, it's the same shit. People lose jobs because of bad government policy. State of Kansas, get over yourselves. You aren't the only people that suffer under idiots in government. Save the whales (and fuck your neigbor's job)! Tax cuts, and KDOT inspectors might actually get out of their trucks if their job is on the line. SSDD.

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Posted by Jack is Back on 11/18/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

A SIS or suspended imposition of sentence means that you are not convicted of the crime, it does not stay on your record if you complete the terms of your probation. A SES or suspended execution of sentence means that you are convicted, given a sentence and regardless of whether or not you successfully complete probation, if granted, you are convicted of the crime and it is on your record.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Julie Arena Swope on 11/18/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Cheryl Womack's plea hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, is canceled

I know Cheryl and she's innocent. She's done everything above board and she's being targeted by ambitious lawyers who want to land a "big fish." It's a disgrace.

Posted by Tim Vandehey on 11/18/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “'Government employees produce nothing,' says Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who is by definition a government employee

Just keep voting for Republicans you stupid fucks. I'm sure that will fix it.

I live in Kansas, I vote for the Dems or Independents , because I have no other rational option.

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by FKtheGOP on 11/18/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Char Bar opens big in Westport

" A Southern-inspired smokehouse with a rotating list of American craft beers, wines and bourbon.” Count me in...

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Posted by Edna Purviance on 11/18/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

Case Net 1116-CR04467 - ST V ROBERT W FINN
https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/searchDockets.do

Posted by me on 11/18/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

Can we get somebody that understands the law to comment on this article? How can you suspend the sentence of a criminal person that hasn't been convicted?

09/12/2012 Request Filed
COPY REQUEST PENDING Payment recv'd 10-10-12, mailed copies
Tried by Court - Guilty

Case Net

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Posted by me on 11/18/2014 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Local musician Gardienne was accidentally locked in a CVS last night

Sf2mogirl; how does a retail store not do a walkthrough before leaving? Also. Just because some stores have an automatic one, doesn't mean this one has one at all. I'm pretty sure the police wouldn't have scolded them on their closing routine if it had included an announcement. But, seeing as how neither you nor I were there, we probably gotta take the word of the person involved, eh? This actually isn't like diners coming in right before closing since the employees wouldn't have to serve or clean up after her vitamin purchase. I don't think anyone was suggesting they stay open longer for her, but letting her know they were closing would have been a nice touch.

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Posted by kboca on 11/18/2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Here's the police report that alleges Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks choked his assistant

She is lying. She is messing with him and is his mistress. He got mad because she threw it up in his face that she had a man.. Come on now, all these witnesses and no one stopped it, let him drag her into his office and says nothing? He's a bullshit ass city councilmen, not the POTUS.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by B-DAWG on 11/18/2014 at 12:35 PM
Posted by B-Dawg on 11/18/2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

wth?!? was unaware there were ethnic russians in kc.... english plz

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by engplz on 11/18/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Reporter asks Jay Nixon if the buck stops with him in Ferguson, Nixon babbles incoherent response

I applaud Steve Vockrodt for writing an article that is critical of a Missouri Democrat. I know it was hard for him NOT to insert some editorial comment that somehow makes Ferguson Sarah Palin's fault or Karl Rove's fault, or the classic GW Bush's fault. But we all know that really it's Brownback's fault. Right Steve? Missouri's race relations in St. Louis is actually caused in Topeka. (Liberal logic.) .... Or could it be that the African Americans who voted for Obama because he's black is as racist as voting for Romney because he's white. (Gassp.) .. Al Sharpton should be more like Martin Luther King, Jr. Peaceful protest. Yet, he seems to be getting a lot of TV time. Hmmm. Maybe his ego is at play. So, protest in peace, my African American brothers. Maybe the next store that you smash and grab puts a little kid on the street because his parent's store goes out of business? Congrats. You've created your own poverty. Don't blame the whites for observing the the destruction of your own hand. The root word of peaceful is peace. ... And that starts at home with a Mom, AND A DAD. What would MLK, Jr. do?

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Posted by Jack is Back on 11/18/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “'Government employees produce nothing,' says Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who is by definition a government employee

The problem with Merrick's statement is that he doesn't distinguish between federal government and state government. Because state government can't print money and has to balance a budget, it is subjected to market forces moreso than federal government, but is less controlled by the market than private industry. It's not a productive or non-productive question; it's a slidling scale. The fact that there is no constraint on productivity in the federal government, Merrick's statement would be correct. The burden for communal services then rests on the states which actually have budgets to meet. When there is no market force restricting waste, there is complacency. That is what Merrick is talking about. The production of nothing is completely acceptable in federal government, less so in state government, and absolutely not acceptable in the private market. So... to cut state government TAXES as Brownback has done makes the State of Kansas more efficient. His folly is that he did it too quickly, and in a macro-business environment that was not friendly to business (Obama's ultra-high regulatory environment, Obamacare, etc.)

4 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Jack is Back on 11/18/2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Local musician Gardienne was accidentally locked in a CVS last night

Question: why should drugstores stay open or provide complimentary chocolate for someone who thinks the closing hours don't apply to them? If the store closes at 10:00, stop "doing the girl thing," take your gummy vitamins to the checkout and LEAVE. I highly doubt they didn't make an announcement about closing, since for some stores, it's automated. So, put the magazine down and give the hard working employees the right to leave at their set time. This is much like diners who choose to come in 15 minutes before closing time, assuming that's acceptable, it's not. Retail stores are the same way, they want to close and leave, not watch you meander around, with no real intention on purchasing anything other than the one item you already have in your hands.

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Posted by sf2mogirl on 11/18/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

En el peligro se conoce al amigo, Bishop Finn. El peligor y la adversidad son la mejor universidad. los mal pensado tienen ojos que no ven y corazon que no siente. Si, estas haciendo un buen trabajo en Kansas City.

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Posted by Senor Rojas on 11/18/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

Бог правду видит.

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Posted by elloderussia on 11/18/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

Здравствуйте! Бери́сь дру́жно, не бу́дет гру́зно.

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Posted by VladMosc on 11/18/2014 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Are the wagons circling around Bishop Robert Finn?

Bishop Finn ah yuh dat. Whaapm? Yu gud?

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Posted by jamaica on 11/18/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Club Sparks

I love club Spark and, love the owner..the negative comments seems to be about the same incident. You will have unfortunate issues anywhere, this isn't common for this place. I've been a million times, had a bday party there years back and, plan to again before end of year! Small setting but, great drinks and music.

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Posted by Mrs. Mccoy on 11/18/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “'Government employees produce nothing,' says Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who is by definition a government employee

Mr. Merrick must be mentally ill, that is the only way I can even begin to comprehend the comments he has made about government workers. I feel sorry for the people who elected him to represent them since this is the best they had to choose from.
I have been a government worker for more than 30 years. During that time I have paid my taxes every year, spent many hours away from my family, and even been injured in the line of duty. I have been insulted, spat on, called names, assaulted, and had my family's safety threatened while performing my duties. Mr. Merrick feels like I have been a drain on the State of Kansas? I have pulled dead children from wrecked cars, or worse held and comforted those children who have been abused by the people they trusted the most, but Mr. Merrick feels I am a drain to the State of Kansas? Mr. Merrick will probably come back and say, "oh I did not mean you or the people like you," well Mr. Merrick when you generalize and say "Government employees produce nothing," you put me into that mold.
I happened to know that you served in the Marines, then you went on to be a property manager and business man. What have you given to the State of Kansas? Do you pay your full taxes on all your returns or do you see just how little you can pay. I can guess.
Mr. Merrick if you have any honor what-so-ever and judging from the fact that you are a Marine, I would say you have at least some honor buried inside your sick little mind, you should apologize to all the government workers you insulted and then resign your position in the Government and go back to managing your buildings. You are not fit to serve the fine people of the Great State of Kansas.

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Posted by peacekeeper on 11/18/2014 at 9:51 AM

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