From our house to yours…

peanuts thanksgiving snoopyFrom my family to yours, eat responsibly (yeah, right!) and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

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Talking is better than bombing

Chuck Kurtz

Chuck Kurtz

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas, says he has “grave concerns” about the nuclear deal negotiated in Geneva, Switzerland, between Iran and the P5+1 — the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, which includes the United States, plus Germany.

If that’s a surprise to anyone, well, you better pull your head out of the political sand and  get back into the real world because the political BS just never ends. Continue reading

50 years ago today: Nov. 22, 1963

Chuck Kurtz

Chuck Kurtz

Fifty years ago today it also was a Friday. I was 13, an eighth grader sitting in John Williford’s wood-shop class at Olathe Junior High School.

It was sometime between 1:30 and 2 p.m. when Mike Newson’s dad came into the class with Mike’s football uniform. I still can remember the haunting, concerned look on his face as he walked through the shop class door and then told us the news: President Kennedy had been shot and killed in Dallas.

The echoes of students hammering stopped. Saw blades and drills slowly whined to a halt. The stunned silence in the room was deafening. Continue reading

A personal request

Please vote…and help my daughter Jessica and the fight against MS where she works…today is the last day to vote….

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Why I voted ‘Yes’

Chuck Kurtz

Chuck Kurtz

I know there are people urging Olatheans to vote against the sales tax increase to improve roads. Although I think Olatheans, as well as Americans in general, are being taxed too much, I voted YES on this mail-in ballot for two simple reasons: 1. With a sales tax people from other communities throughout the county, people from other states who are here and spend money, help pay for the street improvements; and 2. If the sales tax issue does not pass, I believe the city council, at some point in the near future will raise the city’s mill levy to pay for the improvements thus putting the entire financial burden on Olatheans alone.

New KU TV deal stinks!

Tuesday night, Oct. 29: The start of the University of Kansas basketball.

Pizza’s in the oven, liquid refreshments are in the fridge, the cell phone is off, and the easy chair is ready for me to sit back, kick my feet up and watch the Jayhawks.

Man! I think they are going to be good this year. No, I mean REALLY, REALLY good and it’s going to be fun to watch ’em on the TV. Continue reading

Earmarking the can to kick down the road

If I hear one more congressional numbskull refer to Wednesday night’s congressional approval to fund the federal government and avert a government default as “kicking the can down the road,” I’m going to scream.

Of all the elected officials from Kansas, only Sen. Jerry Moran and Second District Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins voted yes to re-open the government and increase the debt ceiling so the government wouldn’t default on its payments. Continue reading

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