Archive for August 16th, 2010

Patrick Ruffini – The Sunlight Foundation Misses the Point

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I’ll begin this post as I increasingly find myself doing, with a tweet:

I wonder if folks at the @sunfoundation realize they’re creating a system where only billionaires can get elected

That’s the question I posed to the Sunlight Foundation, whose good work on government transparency is marred by their vocal support for draconian campaign finance regulations. It’s a fair question in light of self-funders steamrolling “career politicians” / “lifelong public servants” (pick your poison) in recent primaries.

DA Steve Howe ignores Johnson County resident Ken Dunwoody’s simple request

Monday, August 16th, 2010

August 16, 2010

District Attorney’s Office 100 N. Kansas Olathe, Ks. 66061

Attn: Mr. Steve Howe district.attorney@jocogov.org

Steve,

It has been more than the 90 days you promised to conclude my inquiry regarding the Commissioner Eilert and KPERS retirement issue. Recently I asked for an update of the investigation on August 9th, 11th and 13th. As of today your office has failed to respond or even acknowledge receipt of my correspondence.

Op-Ed, Jack Cashill – If Timothy McVeigh Had Been a Christian

Monday, August 16th, 2010

By Jack Cashill. Published with permission.

In fact, Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh, was a self-proclaimed atheist, whose mantra was ” Science is my religion.” That, of course, did not stop the media and the self-appointed liberal “watchdogs” from blaming the bombing of the Murrah Building on the Christian right. (more…)