There's an old saying that suggests plan A is always easier than plan B.
Anyone who still remembers late Tribune Managing Editor Bob Fairbanks will remember that he was "Mr. Republican."
It's something that states are going to have to address, and that socially conscious "consumers" are going to have to not only accept, but promote if they ever hope to legitimize their drug of choice.
Kansas doesn't have enough issues to be address by our state legislature - job loss, brain drain, the necessity of cutting back the size of state government, the need to stop unfunded mandates aimed at counties, and at our property tax rates - so, since it's such a quiet season in Topeka, they've apparently decided to discuss whether there can or cannot be controls on people's lives that bring into the debate religious ethics versus homosexuality.
Kansas Rep. Connie O'Brien told the media this week that she "understands how her words could have been misconstrued."
American didn't know just how lucky they were.
Eventually, things could turn bad for Natalie Munroe, but for right now you've got to suppose she's in tall cotton.
It is time for Kansas to think outside the box.
So many people today just don't have the gumption that is needed to succeed in this old world.
No one in their right mind - no one with any true character, in other words, no one who is NOT associated with the gossip TV industry, or who is not ingesting that bile constantly - is happy about the most recent news involving way-ward actress Lindsay Lohan, who is facing some potential real prison time now.
The Associated Press story was rather short, if not particularly sweet for some people:
A lot of us are tired of seeing our legislators make law after law, just to ride the current wave of popular issues, when we already have plenty of legitimate laws on the books, which are not being enforced.
Arturo Ramirez was just posting his own opinion on his own Facebook page. He was just exercising his rights to free speech.
If they are paying attention at all, Americans must be asking themselves what it will take for our nation to drop the business-as-usual agenda and start trying to work on real problems that threaten our standard of living, our advancement as a nation, even our very national security.
Bradley Manning doesn't get special consideration because his mum's from Great Britain.
Great Bend residents routinely call the police to report that their cars or garages have been splattered with eggs or paint balls, and usually they're advised to wash everything off and call back if there was any actual damage. Sadly, vandals took it up a notch this week by writing racial slurs on the vehicles of a black family.
There is a ditch in the southeast corner of Ellinwood that falls under the jurisdiction of the city. It has also, over the years, become choked with weeds and other debris.
The announcement that the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend will be redesigned and expanded is welcome news.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has committed up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that he believes are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.
We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are.
Two items in the news of late should act as a reminder to all of us that there are folks out there willing to scam us for our money if we let them.
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