Archive for March, 2012

What is Agenda 21? – Americans for Prosperity hosts educational events in Kansas

Monday, March 26th, 2012

From AFP-Kansas:

What is Agenda 21?

Agenda 21 is a plan to develop our communities under the guidance of the federal government and the United Nations (UN). Questions exist regarding whether this is an attack on individual liberties.

There will be a presentation about Agenda 21 and sustainable development in Overland Park next week. A national expert on this topic will speak regarding the push of Agenda 21 in the name of economic development.

When: 7:30 pm Thursday, March 29

Where: The Regnier Theater of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus

12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park (more…)

Investment Commentary, Joe Kain

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Sunflower Asset Management, Inc.

Investment Commentary

March  2012


“Calm Waters”

I am not a superstitious person, so I am not afraid of jinxing us by referencing “calm waters” for stocks. The market is performing well, and is a welcome respite from the nasty volatility that has all too often characterized the past decade. While recognizing the scars are still there, it is important at this stage to be forward looking. We have been run over by a truck, so it is only natural to look over our shoulders for the next eighteen wheeler.

The recent market strength has been justified by a backdrop of overall decent fundamentals. The improving metrics as usual are being ignored, or dismissed out of hand by the skeptics. (more…)

Kansas City Public Library Event March 29 – Paul Benson, City of Fountains: Underneath the Water and Sculpture

Monday, March 26th, 2012

KC Public Library:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

RSVP now!

Fountains delight our eyes and our ears with their beauty and calming effect. And in all the world, only Rome has more public fountains than Kansas City. Nelson-Atkins conservator Paul Benson – who has often worked as a consultant in preserving and maintaining these watery jewels – delves into the stories behind some of our town’s most popular fountains.

60% Say Border Control Is Priority in Immigration Reform – Rasmussen poll

Monday, March 26th, 2012


The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely Voters think when it comes to immigration reform, gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers who are already in the United States. Thirty-three percent (33%) feel the opposite is true. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

KU exceeds expectations, headed to Final Four – CJ Online

Monday, March 26th, 2012


Op-Ed, “Two years of Obamacare and ‘We’re still trying to find out what’s in it.’” – John Vinci at Americans for Limited Government

Monday, March 26th, 2012

From NetRightDaily:

By John Vinci — Today is the second anniversary of the passage of Obamacare. And by our count there are now over one hundred Obamacare regulatory implementation documents that span over 10,000 pages and contain nearly 2.5 million words.[1] You’d think that 2.5 million words would be enough to tell us exactly how Obamacare will work and operate.

Not so, says Governor Gary Herbert of Utah.

We still don’t know

Utah was proud of the market-based healthcare reforms it had made prior to Obamacare. It was one of two states to have implemented an insurance exchange before Obamacare.

But now Utah is working hard to figure out how their reforms will work within the context of Obamacare.

Last fall, Gov. Herbert’s administration sent a 58-page document to the Obama Administration outlining questions that Utah still has about how Obamacare will be implemented at the state level. Herbert said that even the Obama Administration’s newly released 1,039 pages of regulations within the prior week, “still don’t answer the questions we’ve been asking.”[2] (more…)