Sneaky Sam: Adding another layer to his dream tax plan

That Sneaky Sam Brownback. Always true to his back-room, closed-door, spring-it-on-’em, career-politician-style of governing.

Everyone knows that when the Kansas governor lays his head down on the bed at Cedar Crest, the governor’s mansion in Topeka, that he has dreams of eliminating one of the most popular tax deductions used by some 315,000 Kansans: The deduction of the interest payments made on home mortgages. Continue reading

Helpful tips

These tips were sent to me from my motorcycle buddy, Tom, who now lives in Arizona: Continue reading

Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 26

On Saturday, Jan. 26, officers from the Olathe Police Department will “BE OZ- SOME” as they take part in the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge. This event raises money and awareness for the Kansas Special Olympics.

Last year, the plunge raised $110,518.23 and related events throughout the state raised more than $260,000.

Plunges begin at noon on Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.ksso.org/kansascity.

 

Jessie and Eric come to town!

Rylin, Ashlyn and Aunt Jessie

Rylin, Ashlyn and Aunt Jessie

Had a great time with daughter, Jessica, and her financee Eric in the past five days. They arrived late afternoon last Friday and went back home to Seattle late afternoon Tuesday.

Granddaughters Rylin, 3, and Ashlyn, 8 months, had a lot of fun playing games, especially kickball and hide-and-seek, and dressing up in some of Jessie’s clothes that were hers growing up.

We will be seeing Jessica and Eric again when we are in Seattle for their wedding on Aug. 10.

Ashlyn and Aunt Jessie

Ashlyn and Aunt Jessie

Jessie and Eric

Jessie and Eric

 

Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 23, 2012

Annual MLK Contest Winners Announced; Entries on Display at Olathe Library

The Olathe community paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, Jan.18, during the annual Noonday Celebration which included the MLK Legacy contest and awards.

With a record 4400 entries in three major categories, the contest awarded $3500 in scholarships to Olathe middle and high school students.  Prize winners include: Continue reading

Some other gun stories

This was emailed to me from my buddy, Carl, who asked me to pass it along.

So, I’m passing it along…

A 1997 high school shooting in Pearl, Miss., was halted by the school’s vice
principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck.

A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire
and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun. Continue reading

Look out Texas, here comes Kansas; look out nation, here comes Brownback

After listening to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s State of the State Address Tuesday night, it seems pretty obvious that he might be gearing up for another presidential run in 2016 or at least is wanting to be part of a Republican president’s cabinet if the party is successful in four years.

Brownback ran for president in 2008 but didn’t have anything to campaign on other than his ultra-conservative views for government, family values and abortion. Now he will have Kansas on his presidential resume.

In outlining his agenda, not just for 2014 but for the next two years, Brownback said, “Look out Texas, here comes Kansas.” Continue reading

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