Archive for January 3rd, 2010

Lenexa Jan. 5 city council agenda

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

NEWS RELEASE
City Clerk’s Office
12350 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66215

Phone: 913-477-7500
Fax: 913-477-7504

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 31, 2009

The January 5, 2010 Lenexa City Council Meeting agenda is now ready and may be accessed by clicking the meeting agenda hyperlink below.

Agenda Hyperlink

If you should have any questions, please contact the City Clerks Office at 913-477-7500.

Overland Park gov’t — City Source: When will it stop? Make it even greener

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

More than 60 snow plow operators continue to battle against the repetitive snow storms closing out the year of 2009.

Overnight, nearly two inches of fresh snow fell, forcing crew members, who have been on duty since Dec. 24, to continue moving snow and treating streets. (more…)

Kansas Watchdog: Blue Dog Dennis Moore votes ‘yes’ on budget-busting legislation

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Americans for Limited Government Monday released the voting records of 91 Blue Dog “moderate” House Democrats on what ALG President Bill Wilson called “some of the most controversial votes of 2009.”

Kansas Congressman Dennis Moore is one of these “Blue Dogs.”

Pew Research: Mississippi Is the Most Religious State

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

More than 8 in 10 people in the Magnolia State say religion is very important in their life. Alabama and Arkansas follow at 74 percent, and Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina are at 70 percent or above.

New Hampshire/Vermont is last with 36 percent (states with sample sizes that are too small to analyze are combined, Pew noted). The national average is 56 percent.

Newsmax: France’s Sarkozy Now ‘Anti-Obama’

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

In a sharply worded speech to the United Nations General Assembly in September, Sarkozy alluded to Obama’s disarmament goals.

“We are right to talk about the future, but before the future there is the present, and the present is two major nuclear crises,” he said, referring to Iran and North Korea. “We are living in a real world, not a virtual world.”

Jack Kelly wrote on the Real Clear Politics Web site that Sarkozy “was furious with Barack Obama for his adolescent warbling about a world without nuclear weapons” at a meeting Obama chaired of the United Nations Security Council.

Fort Hard Knox asks, Bloggers: What changes are you making due to Google Caffeine?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

As we discussed earlier in the week, a slow download speed could equal a lower Google page rank, due to Google’s new algorithm, Caffeine, and as we discussed yesterday, it’s important to know your download speed and make sure it’s under four seconds.

Editorial: Agreeing with Voice for Liberty, 4th District Democrat Raj Goyle is no moderate

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Bob Weeks at the Wichita-based Voice for Liberty raises a good point about a recent comment by the McClatchy-owned Wichita Eagle, when the paper pretends that Kansas Rep. Raj Goyle is a moderate: “Maybe it’s the Eagle’s attempt at branching out into comedy.”  For example, Weeks says, The Eagle (nor Goyle’s Web site) never mentions that Goyle was a former ACLU laywer!  There’s a reason that some conservatives call the ACLU the “anti-Christian liberties union.”

And Goyle has the Kansas House’s 12th-worst taxpayer rating.

Read more of Weeks’ article here.

Leawood agenda, Jan. 4

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

CITY OF LEAWOOD
GOVERNING BODY
MEETING AGENDA
Monday, January 4, 2010
Council Chamber
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211
7:30 P.M. (more…)

Rush: I Don’t Have Heart Disease

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

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KMBC: Woman Shot In Nightclub Parking Lot Dies

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Police officers were called to Joshua’s night club at 5701 Longview Road at 1:15 a.m. on a shooting. Police found Latasha Prewitt, 25, suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot. Prewitt was rushed to a hospital, but died a short time later.

Thieves Clean Out Iraq Vet’s Apartment: KMBC

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

A decorated veteran of the Iraq war lost some of his most precious possessions while spending a few days out of town for Christmas.

KMBC: SUV Crashes Into Prairie Village Home

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

A driver was taken into custody early Friday morning after crashing into a home in the 7500 block of Norwood Street, police said.

New Year drunks should pay for hospital care?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Excessive drinking over New Year’s Eve could cost Britain’s National Health Service as much as 23 million pounds, according to a report on Thursday which recommends drunks be charged a hospital admission fee of 532 pounds ($845.9).

Arizona — Insurance firm saves the day for private Gilbert school

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

A small business that primarily insures non-profit organizations, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, donated $850,000 through a corporate tax-credit program to provide scholarships to foster children or students with disabilities.

Aussies say “no thanks” to 20 million gifts

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

SYDNEY (Reuters) - How many unwanted gifts did you get under the Christmas tree? If you’re Australian, the number is likely to be more than one, amounting to a nationwide total of 20 million “useless” presents, according to a survey.

Phyllis Schlafly: Ten New Reasons Why Obamacare Can Still Be Stopped

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
  1. The American people oppose Obamacare by almost 2 to 1 in the latest CNN poll. Other polls show lopsided opposition to passing either the Senate or House health-care bill.Public opinion is against the bill because of its obscene costs in higher taxes, burdensome debt, anti-freedom mandates, rationing, and reduced care for seniors. The American people have awakened to the fact that Obamacare is transformational legislation that will drag us against popular will into European-style Socialism. (more…)

Kansas Watchdog — 2010 Commission Report Presents Opposing Perspectives

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

The 2010 Commission’s annual report to the 2010 Legislature asks for tax increases to provide more funding for K-12 education which, according to the report, “is the most important function of state government.”

Commission member Stephen Iliff, author of the minority report from the commission, says the majority recommendations are, “little different from those of the paid education lobby.” He contends the 2010 Commission has “… lost focus on the basic principles of government and economics on which our country and State were founded as well as the purpose for the 2010 Commission in the first place.”

Media Center’s Bozell Raps Couric, Others for Worst Reporting

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

The “winners” of the 22nd Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting, chosen by a panel of 48 judges, include Katie Couric of CBS and Evan Thomas of Newsweek.

But the top prize for Quote of the Year goes to Melissa Lafsky of Discover magazine. Writing for the Huffington Post in August, after the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Lafsky said: (more…)

Tiahrt Welcomes Parker Griffith to GOP

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact Michelle Schroeder
December 22, 2009 785-249-8095

Tiahrt Welcomes Parker Griffith to GOP

U.S. Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas) today released the following statement following the announcement that U.S. Representative Parker Griffith (R-Alabama) has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

“President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have seen their first victim of the ill-conceived takeover of America’s healthcare system,” said Tiahrt. “Parker Griffith has seen the Obama/Pelosi government-down approach to the economy and fully understands it is bad for the economy and the future of our country.

“Parker clearly understands what most Americans are saying – they do not want government controlling our economy or running our healthcare system. If President Obama and Speaker Pelosi continue to turn a deaf ear to the American people, Parker and I will be joined in Congress by many more Republicans following the 2010 elections.

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Monday night’s Leavenworth County GOP Meeting

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

I know that it has been a busy week of holiday celebration with Christmas, the New Year and visiting friends and relatives; so this is just a quick reminder that Kansas Representative, Lance Kinzer, from District 14 will be the keynote speaker at our January Town Hall Meeting (Monday night, January 4th, 7-9 pm). (more…)