This is some good police news for a change. Actually serving the people they were hired to serve thanks to the yearly blessings of a wealthy businessman known as Secret Santa and his generous donation of $100,000.00
This particular incident happened in Kansas, and although it happened in 2014, it’s time for a positive police story.
Another victory for the NRA. Kansas lawmakers have introduced a bill that will make it legal for anyone to carry a concealed gun even if that person has no permit.
Just another way to get a gun into the hands of anyone who wants one. Criminals are all welcome.
Twenty-six of the Kansas Senate’s 40 members introduced a bill Wednesday to end the permitting requirement. The lead sponsor is Majority Leader and Nickerson Republican Terry Bruce.
Bruce said it makes sense to allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit because they already can carry firearms openly. He said the measure advances gun rights.
Lawmakers last year prohibited cities and counties from restricting the open carrying of firearms, though state law didn’t ban the practice. The state has issued concealed carry permits since 2007
Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor, remember him? He’s the one who wanted to remove his name from the ballot in Kansas, went through all the legal procedures to do so but was told by the Republican that he couldn’t. Well the court has ruled and Chad can legally remove himself from the ballot.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor’s name should be removed from the ballot in November, overruling Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R).
The much-anticipated ruling in one of the most-watched Senate races of 2014 means national Democrats are closer to their perceived goal of clearing the field for independent candidate Greg Orman. Polling suggests that Orman, who had briefly run as a Democrat in 2008 and is open to caucusing with either party, is better positioned to knock off the vulnerable Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts.
But the matter might not be fully resolved.
After the ruling, Kobach quickly moved to put another obstacle in the way of Democrats’ plan. Kobach reiterated his position that the Democratic Party is required under state law to replace Taylor on the ballot. He said he had notified the party chair that Taylor should be replaced and moved the mailing date for ballots from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27 to give Democrats time to pick a new nominee.
And day is night and up is down. WTF is going on in Kansas? And why would a Republican be this concerned about a Democrat choosing not to run for office.
Would you be surprised if I told you that the answer is selfish politics? With Republicans, the answer is always selfish politics. The answer is never about the will of others and what they want, the answer is always about the Republicans and their selfish need.
The battle brewing in the Republican controlled state of Kansas involves three men running for Senate in the November and recent poll results showing the Republican leading if all three men compete. If the race is only between two people – the Republican and the Independent – the same poll shows the independent winning the election by a landslide.
The Democrat in the race, Mr. Chad Taylor, saw that he had no shot at winning and decided to withdraw, throwing his support behind the independent, Mr. Greg Orman. It is a free country, right? You’d think that the ultimate decision to serve rest solely on the people seeking office and if they chose not to compete, then FREEDOM! But freedom is not really free especially when a Republican is involved.
Chad claims that he followed all the legal procedures to remove himself from the race. Even getting firsthand guidance from the very people who would approve his withdrawal. Chad said that these people (Republicans by the way) even help with the exact wording he used in the documents needed to remove his name from the ballot. He said that he was assured by these people that all the necessary legalities had been followed and that his name would be removed.
“Upon confirming that my letter would remove my name from the ballot, I presented identification, signed the notary ledger, and signed the letter before a secretary of state employee notarized it,” Taylor’s statement said. “My candidacy in this race was terminated yesterday.”
Or so he thought.
You see, control of the US Senate could depend on who wins the Senate seat in Kansas. Republicans know that having Chad remove himself from the race was a sure loss for the Republican candidate.
After giving him everything he needed to legally withdraw his name, Republicans are now saying that Chad did not withdraw his name legally.
The Republican Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, cited a 1997 Kansas statute requiring that candidates wishing to with withdraw their names explain why they cannot serve if elected. Kobach said that although Chad’s letter mentioned the statute, it did not explain why Chad was “incapable” of serving.
It should be noted that the Republican Kris Kobach endorsed the Republican running for Senate.
So there you have it. Against his will and his wishes, Chad Taylor’s name remains on the ballot.
I’m beginning to think that this is the easiest excuse for these subhuman mongrels who call themselves “parents.” They obviously want to get rid of the child, so this is their new favorite method.
How can any normal human being “forget” a child in a car is way beyond my level of understanding.
A 10-month-old foster child died in Wichita, Kansas, after being left inside a hot car on a 95-degree day, police said Friday. Police spokesman Lt. Dan East said cops got a 911 call about a baby girl unconscious and not breathing inside a vehicle, and the child was pronounced dead minutes after paramedics arrived on the scene. Two men, ages 26 and 29, were questioned after the Thursday evening tragedy, but it was not clear whether anyone was charged. Two boys, ages 5 and 9, were taken from the home and put in protective custody.
More than 36 children die in overheated cars every year in the United States, research shows. After the Wichita tragedy, the group Kids and Cars renewed its call for new technology in cars that could prevent other deaths. “The fact is that our vehicles already remind us to buckle our seat belts, warn us if our gas tank is getting low, let us know if the keys are left in the ignition, or if a door is open,” it said in a statement. “With all of these reminder systems already in place, including a warning if our headlights are left on, who has decided that it’s more important not to have a dead car battery than a dead baby?”
House Bill 2699, introduced by Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, would have allowed parents to hit children hard enough to leave redness or bruising. It also would have allowed parents to give permission to others, including caregivers or teachers, to spank their children.
In a statement posted on her website, Finney said the legislation “is not, as has been incorrectly reported, intended to legalize child abuse in Kansas.”
“Parental corporal discipline in Kansas, along with 49 other states, has always been permitted,” Finney said in the statement. “Unfortunately, Kansas has never affirmatively, expressly defined corporal discipline in Kansas statute, leaving the interpretation of that matter to administrative officials in the executive branch, law enforcement personnel, and the judicial branch.”
She said the bill was intended to “provide guidance to officials.
You’d be happy to know the bill is not going to be taken up by the House.
Who knew there was actually a list like this?
One day after President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, a small bank in northwest Kansas will hold a different kind of celebration for Mitt Romney.
A photo of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will be added Tuesday to Norton State Bank’s “They Also Ran Gallery.” Coffee and cookies will be served during a free reception.
Romney’s portrait and biography will be the 60th in the bank’s gallery of presidential losers. The first was that of Thomas Jefferson, who lost to John Adams in 1796 before defeating Adams for the presidency in 1800.
A bank president started the gallery in 1965. It is in an upper floor of the building and attracts a few hundred visitors a year.