Archive for June 13th, 2009

Opinion: Nick Jordan still part of the problem for the Republican Party

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Retired Kansas State Senator and former GOP Third District Congressional nominee Nick Jordan released the following statement on Thursday of last week.  Thursday was the day Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Overland Park to attempt to justify the unjustifiable — that the wasteful and damaging “stimulus” is a good thing.

In the statement, Jordan sounds like the GOP of post-2004: voicing support for “economic conservativism” while simultaneously supporting liberal spending programs.  It’s likely that Jordan also is trying to play it safe with Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach, whose record is that of an economic and social liberal, but who is popular within the country clubs of Johnson County Republican liberals.  Gerlach is exactly the type of mayor targeted by Obama:  Gerlach will happily take Obama’s earmarked federal money for what he and Nick Jordan inappropriately consider “needed projects,” provided that the mayor gets a few headlines for it.  Gerlach willingly allows himself to be used by Obama and the left.

Nick Jordan is a very nice man, but if he wants to have a future within the Republican party, he needs to get off the fence and pick sides in the war of Socialism:  either he will choose the path to American (and electoral) success that involves major spending and tax reform; or he will choose the center-left path that leads to the long-term failure of the nation and GOP irrelevance. (more…)

Kansans for Life calls on KDHE to revoke medical licenses of not only Kristin Neuhaus, but Tiller’s former associates LeRoy Carhart, Shelly Sella and Susan Robinson

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

From KFL:

Statement Mary Kay Culp, State Executive Director, Cell 913-406-4446

BOARD SHOULD REVOKE THE MEDICAL LICENSES OF 4 KANSAS DOCTORS INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL LATE-TERM ABORTIONS

At the time George Tiller was killed, the state Healing Arts Board had already taken two out of three steps to revoke his medical license.   (more…)

Erick Erickson: “Get on the phone ASAP” and Call Dennis Moore. Keep up the pressure. We’re close to beating the Dems!

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

From Erickson:

Get on the phone ASAP. The vote has not happened and it looks like it won’t until next week. Why? Because we are bringing pressure to bear and the Democrats are having a very hard time keeping a majority on the legislation.

We absolutely cannot falter on this. We must keep up the continuous pressure headed into the weekend. See the list of names below and call, call, call. (more…)

Editorial: K-12 Spending Increase Fails to Produce Results

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

From the Flint Hills Center:

K-12 Spending Increase Fails to Produce Results

(WICHITA) -A new study from the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, “K-12 Spending and Achievement in Kansas,” finds that per-pupil spending has increased 104% over the last fifteen years, but student achievement scores remain unacceptably low.

According to data from the Kansas State Department of Education, per-pupil spending has more than doubled from $5,987 in 1993 to $12,188 in 2008. (more…)

Embarrassing news for Governor Mark Parkinson: He was back-up for Sebelius after being turned down by football coach

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Prime Buzz: “KSU’s Bill Snyder: I was first choice for Lt. Gov.

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. | Bill Snyder says he was former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ first choice for lieutenant governor after he retired from coaching in 2005. (more…)

Kaw and Border: ‘Spoiled brat’ Terry Calaway at JCCC is now ‘out of control’; College board member Ben Hodge is the ‘only Trustee doing his job’

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Kaw and Border:

The e-mail from Calaway is ridiculous but fits a pattern. Rather than addressing the issues -at hand – whether they be the open meetings violations or this issue of promoting someone who tried to squelch first amendment rights — and dealing with the manner like civilized adults, Calaway and Ferguson — and now through them, other college employees — are now responding like spoiled brats who have essentially been handled absolute authority over a revered public institution that many consider the crown jewel of Johnson County, and recoil in child-like faux anger when someone dare question their ways. (more…)