Some federal officials are having a difficult time understanding the concept, perhaps because they spend way too much time with other bureaucrats and too little with the people who actually pay their salaries - but city and county officials around the nation are experiencing the best success in selling taxpayers on the need to spend.
If you are one of those who believe there's nothing for you to do to get involved and make this a better place in which to live, man, is there an opportunity open for you!
Just in case you've been wondering what all the hullabaloo has been about this summer, all you have to do is look north.
"Doin' right ain't got no end." - The Outlaw Josey Wales That quote from the 1976 hit movie depicts the attitude that is seen quite often today. No matter how much the state gets into our lives, it's never enough and the statist regulators are never going to be happy - as if taxpayers of this nation should be charged with making them so. The might be closer to happy if only America would follow ...
We need to stop beating around the bush and decide what sort of a society we want to craft in this place and time, because our culture will be influenced by someone. Wheat it will NOT do is stand pat.
Stuff isn't getting better. Sure, that's not going to take any prizes as a campaign slogan or bumper sticker sentiment, but the evidence is clear. Stuff isn't getting better. As local food bank volunteers could undoubtedly attest, people are in serious trouble out there, at least people who are part of the working class are. The Associated Press reported this week: "A report released Wednesday by Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, finds that food banks ...
County Clerk Donna Zimmerman is trying to get the word out. Starting next year you will need to go through as much effort to exercise your rights as an American citizen as you do to buy a pair of sneakers in a Wichita department store. If you have been asked for a photo ID to write a check, you have lived through the change that will come in voting, because starting in 2012, Kansans will ...
So, imagine this: You are a self-proclaimed lesbian actress whose cable TV program about lesbians has been canceled and you are trying to promote a musical tour when a national airline is dragged into the limelight by you because of your excessive public display of affection with another woman on board a flight.
According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, here's the low-down on something called cadmium: "Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial workplaces, particularly where any ore is being processed or smelted. Due to its low permissible exposure limit (PEL), overexposures may occur even in situations where trace quantities of cadmium are found in the parent ore or smelter dust. Cadmium is used extensively in electroplating, although ...
Maybe we really do get the government we deserve. Maybe Americans have been so complacent, so self-absorbed, so anxious for entertainment, so undisciplined that we have actually deserved the sorry government we have developed. Then again, perhaps the truth is that Americans are so corrupt we are only suited to corrupt government. According to a new report, the government has been doling out huge amounts of tax dollars to dead people - and Americans all ...
It's not likely that our children are going to value that which they don't see being valued at home or in the society around them.
It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that they have no one but themselves to blame.
The Associated Press story out of Leavenworth was one most of us would just as soon hadn't been necessary:
Oh, my, wasn't it just so touching when Charlie Sheen was able to sober up long enough this weekend to wish his former cast members well as he attempts to drag himself out of the pits of his self-induced has-been status for about the 10th time in his relatively short life?
Apparently the legal giants who have once again shown that justice is blind, deaf and dumb in America have come to believe their own publicity and really think that Casey Anthony is a legal untouchable in our system.
A while back the League of Women Voters asked Great Bend City Attorney Robert Suelter to discuss the three-mile zone around the city limits, which has been overseen by the city since 2000. The area has a mix of agricultural, industrial and residential uses.
A man's life is over and the more we hear about it, the worse it sounds.
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
You'd think people would be happy with the rise of ethanol, a renewable energy source, taking the place of some oil, which is non-renewable. By creating another market for corn farmers, it should be a win-win.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
Kansans and other Midwesterners have much to be thankful for come Thanksgiving. They are blessed with gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that fared better than that in other parts of the nation.
US Airways didn't earn any goodwill recently when it removed a blind man and his service dog from a flight at the Philadelphia International Airport. As fellow passengers left as well, the flight was canceled and everyone was given the option of a bus ride to Islip, N.Y.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback wants to celebrate a colossal waste of taxpayer money.
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