Archive for February 11th, 2010

Kansas Congressional Candidate Craig McPherson Calls On Republicans Nationwide to Stand With Paul Ryan

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Kansas Third Congressional District Candidate for Congress, Craig McPherson, today launched “” to encourage citizens, lawmakers, and candidates to pledge their support for Congressman Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap for America’s Future”.

-McPherson for Congress Campaign Team

Op-Ed Cartoon, Zach Rawsthorne’s ‘Diversity Lane’ — Speech Code Junkie

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The managing editor of Townhall Magazine called Diversity Lane “very, very well done.”  And Michigan Review described it as “laugh out loud funny.”  Why not make this the day you discover the best in conservative comedy today at Diversity Lane?

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Kansas Representative Mike Kiegerl’s legislative update — week four

Thursday, February 11th, 2010


This week we began with final action on several bills and introduction of significant new legislation. The bills on general orders we voted on were:

HB 2440 Requires the secretary of corrections to notify a victim and family upon the death or escape of a prisoner. Passed 118-0 (more…)

Kansas resolution aimed at schools suing state with taxpayer dollars passes committee

Thursday, February 11th, 2010


Huelskamp Receives Board Preference from Kansas Republican Assembly

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Huelskamp Receives Board Preference from Kansas Republican Assembly

February 9, 2010
CONTACT: David Ray: Office: 620-227-9807 Cell: 901-288-4300

DODGE CITY – Tim Huelskamp, Republican candidate for Congress in the First District, announced today that he received a Board Preference from the Kansas Republican Assembly (KRA). (more…)

Committee considers Kansas school consolidation

Thursday, February 11th, 2010


Chris Chocola in Forbes — How The GOP Can Win The Midterm Elections

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The last two experiments in unified Democratic control of Washington led to huge Republican victories in 1980 and 1994. But Republicans today should note those victories were fundamentally won on policy. Democratic failures clarified the dangers of unchecked liberalism, but it was the positive agendas of reform offered by Ronald Reagan and the Contract with America Class of 1994 that turned expected gains into unexpected landslides.

Establishment Republicans, ever-skittish about risking anything, especially in what promises to be a good year, should be bold. The Democrats themselves have already done most of the hard work of shaping a Republican reform agenda. The major issues the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrats botched in 2009 present rare opportunities for Republicans in 2010 and beyond.

Kansas Senate 2010: Far-left “Republicans” Steve and Barbara Cloud contributed to Jerry Moran in 4th quarter

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

See FEC for data.

Groups launch government transparency Web page — Kansas Liberty

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Americans for Prosperity and the Kansas Policy Institute have teamed up to provide an online transparency tool that will allow Kansas residents to see exactly how the government uses their taxpayer dollars.

Fair Tax KC Regular Monthly Meeting, 2/18

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

FairTaxKC Regular Meeting, Feb 18th, 2010, Ward Parkway Shopping Center, Career Education Systems Suite 130, 6:30 PM

Awareness of the FairTax has taken a giant leap in the state legislatures of both Kansas and Missouri. Legislation is being introduced in both houses with substantial public support.

Updates on the status of these important legislative activities will be given and recommendations for volunteer actions will be given.
There are several major public events coming up very soon with leadership by the FairTaxKC organization. These events will be described in detail.

There will be a traning session for all new volunteers with a really good Q & A session.
The FairTax is the most powerful political agenda of the century. The battle is on. Use the FairTax, the powerful defensive weapon that it is.

You can donate on our web site at the Donate tab, Recurring saves you the time to do this every month. Send checks to FairTaxKC, PO Box 11415, Shawnee Mission, KS 66207.

KSU: Eric Shappee, associate professor of aviation at Kansas State University at Salina, has renewed his Master Certificated Flight Instructor accreditation for a fifth time

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

News release prepared by: Carole Dawson, 785-826-2642,

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010


SALINA — Eric Shappee, associate professor of aviation at Kansas State University at Salina, has renewed his Master Certificated Flight Instructor accreditation for a fifth time.

Shappee, who has held the professional accreditation continuously since 2001, is one of only 19 flight instructors worldwide to earn the credential five times. He also is one of only 21 master certified flight instructors in Kansas. (more…)

KSU: K-State President Kirk Schulz presented the following testimony Feb. 4 to the House Appropriations Committee of the Kansas Legislature

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

K-State President Kirk Schulz presented the following testimony Feb. 4 to the House Appropriations Committee of the Kansas Legislature:

Good Morning Chairman Yoder and members of the House Appropriations Committee, I am Kirk Schulz, President, Kansas State University. Thank you for the invitation to appear before you this morning. (more…)

Yoder the tax-increaser: A look back to 2003, Lawrence Journal-World article

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Kevin Yoder
R-Overland Park

Yoder is on the Lambda Chi Alpha board and is a member of the Kansas Alumni Association. He was the Kansas University student body president in 1998 to 1999. A lawyer, he is a member of the Kansas and American Bar Assns. He is 27 and single.

He is assigned to the Commerce and Labor, Corrections and Juvenile Justice, Judiciary and Special Claims Against the State committees.

Jim Yonally
R-Overland Park

Yonally, who ran unopposed in the 2002 general election, is serving in his second stint in the House. He previously served from 1973 to 1976.

He sits on the Education, Ethics and Elections, Local Government and Transportation committees.

He is a consultant who is involved in the Kansas Film Commission Services Board and volunteers at the Sunflower State Games and the Big 12 Basketball Tournament. Yonally, 66, is married and has two children.

JD Hayworth at RedState: Why I Will Challenge John McCain

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

John McCain is a national treasure – but he has become too enamored of the Washington way of doing things.

Scores of Arizona conservatives have urged me to mount this challenge to bring back reliable conservative representation in the United States Senate, as a Senator for Arizona…not simply from Arizona.  That call will be answered; the challenge will be mounted; and Arizona Republicans will have a clear choice in the August 24 primary.

I’ll have more to say in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, I encourage everyone at RedState to visit my website at and follow me on Twitter

Op-ED, Jack Cashill: Obama’s Missing Year

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Jack Cashill
February 1, 2010
Published with permission

Until last week, I had avoided the swamplands of Barack Obama’s origins, a place from which reputations rarely return.

What prompted my interest was a reader inquiry into a poem by then 19-year old Obama called “Pop,” a cynical bit of work almost assuredly written about his maternal grandfather Stanley Dunham, “Gramps.” (more…)