Allen Shamblin and Steve Seskin wrote the incredible song, "Don't Laugh at Me" in the '90s after Shamblin's daughter came home from school, upset because the kids were teasing her because she had freckles.
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.
Sen. Jerry Moran often talks about his "common sense" solutions, but they aren't always an easy sell in Congress. On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Moran that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government's threatened species list.
On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.
Who doesn't like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.
The Great Bend Municipal Airport is an important piece of our community's history. Dating back to World War II, it was constructed in the early 1940s as an Army Air Force Base to train Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber crews.
There will be a general election in Barton County come April 7. On the ballot will be several school board, mayoral and city council positions, as well as openings on the Barton Community College and Ellinwood District Hospital boards.
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