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Name: Rick
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Hometown: Kansas
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Retired aerospace engineer. Bike when I can, I have a specialized tricross and a hardrock. Read sci-fi.

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Rolling Stones postpone tour on doctor's orders

Source: CNN



London (CNN)British rock band The Rolling Stones announced the postponement of an upcoming North American tour.
The band will not be embarking on a 17-gig tour, scheduled to start on April 20 in Miami, due to singer Mick Jagger's health problems.
"Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment," reads a statement from the band.
Jagger, 75, made his own apology to fans on his personal Twitter account.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/30/entertainment/rolling-stones-tour-cancel-intl-scli-gbr/index.html




We knew it had to happen sometime...Stay at home mick..and rest...

With the yellow haired traiter eliminating regulations as fast as possible...leave it to kansaas to

work on really substantial, important stuff...Medicaid expansion?, naw..Education funding?,naw...
Whether red white and blue barber poles can be displayed?

You got it ace....we'uns have our priorities straight...




Third-generation barber Mike Amyx struggled to sell a bill overhauling state licensing standards that fell to defeat like a chunk of hair chopped off with sharp scissors.

Amyx, a freshman Democratic House member from Lawrence, failed to convince the Republican-led House to accept style and substance of House Bill 2383, which banned displays of barber poles under certain circumstances, added a third licensing examination, escalated inspection, testing and licensing fees, and raised the minimum age for official barbers to 18.

It also would have created a senior barber license, available for $50, to a person no longer working in that occupation, but was a barber for at least 40 years and at least 70 years of age.

“This is a very good bill,” Amyx said. “Barbers throughout this state are very proud to have their professional Kansas Board of Barbering.”

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"All kidding aside,” Huebert said, “I don’t think this bill is necessary.”

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He was drawn to a section prohibiting barbering schools from discriminating against student applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex or disability. He proposed an amendment adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.

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"There is a lot going on in this bill,” said Rep. Tory Arnberger, R-Great Bend.

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Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, said he was concerned with a portion of the bill related to the red, white and blue vertical cylinders otherwise known as barber poles. Apparently, authors of the bill wanted to prohibit, under threat of a maximum $1,000 fine, anyone from using a barber pole or its facsimile at a location where people weren’t licensed to provide haircuts.

AOC goes off...

This may be a dupe...if so, sorry..

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/03/27/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal-hearing-elitist-sot.cnn


Loved the direction and emotion responding to winger... Sean Duffy calling greenys 'elitist'...

But for me, it would have been more clear if she had mentioned along the rant as the reason for her examples....is global warming..

Ellipticals, anyone have one?..

and use it?

I've been using a weider exercise machine for quite a while....But lately I've been experiencing some lwr back pain...And its consistent, I stop using the weider and the pain goes away. A little research says things like
leg lifts and setups are not recommended if the back is sore. I think the lower bar for leg lifts may be the culprit. The press, butterfly and high bar may not help either. So further research says ellipticals are a good thing..for people with back issues but still want to workout. But just looking at the way one is setup...I mean I get the leg stair stepping, but is there really much resistance on the levers you pull on while doing this? Does this work with the stepping?

Kansas democrat rep., uses wichita billionaire grandsons shooting rage...

to justify restrictions on handgun magazines..

The arguments by the pro gun toadys are amazingly stupid..amazingly retarded..

The tone of the two-hour Kansas House showdown Tuesday on legislation broadening opportunities for out-of-staters to carry concealed firearms in Kansas was evident when Democrat Jerry Stogsdill offered what he referred to as a “simple” amendment.

Stogsdill asked the Republican-dominated House to ban handgun magazines holding more than 10 bullets. He said Kansans could look no further for justification than a recent Johnson County incident in which Dylan Ruffin, grandson of Wichita billionaire casino mogul Phil Ruffin, allegedly used a high-capacity weapon to spray an occupied elementary school and shoot at law enforcement officers responding to the 911 call.

This does not restrict gun ownership,” said Stogsdill, of Prairie Village. “All it does is put a reasonable amount of rounds into a handgun.”

Rep. Tory Arnberger, R-Great Bend, was the first Republican to pounce on the amendment, declaring it didn’t make any sense. She said the bill was written to level the playing field for gun owners, not create new inequities.

Where is the danger in high capacity?” said Burlington Rep. Eric Smith, a law enforcement active-shooter instructor.

And, to seal the deal, retired law enforcement officer and Independence Rep. Doug Blex declared: “We don’t restrict high horsepower in cars. This is just ridiculous in my mind.”

The Republican majority in the House mowed down a handful of other amendments offered by Democrats before advancing House Bill 2326 to final action, which is likely to occur Wednesday. The bill would alter state law to enable people as young as 18 who possessed a valid concealed-firearm license from another state to carry concealed handguns in Kansas.

The Kansas chapter of the National Rifle Association and the office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt sought the legislation to restore reciprocity for holders of concealed-carry licenses. In 2013, the Kansas Legislature established a reciprocity law. However, legislators failed to retain that language in a 2015 bill granting Kansans the right to carry concealed without a license.

Rep. Stephen Owens, R-Hesston, said his 19-year-old daughter wanted to carry concealed in Kansas for personal protection. He embraced the idea with an amendment, passed by the House, lowering the age for a Kansas-issued license to carry concealed to 18 from the current limit of 21.

“There is so much crazy in the world,” Owens said. “We’re training people for self defense.”

Rep. Jim Gartner, a Topeka Democrat who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, said people with extensive training, including soldiers, made mistakes with firearms and the eight-hour licensing course required by Kansas was insufficient. He recalled neglecting to set the safety on a Marine weapon and being ordered to perform the maneuver 1,000 times with his nose.

The House voted down an amendment proposed by Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, to allow colleges and universities in Kansas to ban concealed firearms from campus buildings. Under existing state law, higher education institutions can prohibit handguns from a building only if people entering the structure pass through metal detectors with security guards.

“Most campuses have hundreds of entrances and really cannot afford that,” she said.

Smith, the Burlington Republican, said Ballard’s concern for safety of students and faculty was exaggerated. He said opponents of opening campus buildings to holders of concealed weapons falsely argued for years the change would result in “unbridled anarchy” or wild shootouts.

He also said it was curious that supporters of Ballard’s amendment were trying to ban concealed-carry in places with the highest concentration of educated people.

Opponents of the bill testifying before a House committee included the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Kansas InterFaith Action and several individuals.


Aren't the pro gun handjobs....brilliant?

Tacko Fall Is a Basketball Spectacle to Rival Zion Williamson.



This afternoon....BIG and tall vs the number one draft pick for college basketball....2019...

Tacko Fall is from Senegal. His full name is Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall. He is 7'6", plays for the University of Central Florida, and he screws up the entire court. He weighs 310 pounds that appear to be an optical illusion. He is one of the 60 tallest humans in history.




https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2019/03/23/march-madness-tacko-fall-zion-williamson-ncaa-tournament-duke-ucf-second-round

And again...

screw waggley..Boot licking winger...Amazing how these conservatives never let a chance to
give the undeserving tax breaks....

https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190323/gov-laura-kelly-denounces-gop-leadership-on-medicaid-taxes-at-town-hall

OVERLAND PARK -- Gov. Laura Kelly peppered the first town hall of her administration Saturday with unfavorable critiques of Republican legislative leaders who advanced a bill slashing tax revenue, opposed Medicaid expansion and engaged in political theatrics to erode support for a Cabinet nominee.

Kelly chose the moderate-voter stronghold of Johnson County to share with a friendly crowd of 400 people her insights and those of five House Democrats on major issues and political undercurrents of the 2019 legislative session. Republican lawmakers were invited to participate, Kelly said, but none accepted.

The governor declined during and after the forum at Johnson County Community College to declare whether she would veto Senate Bill 22, a move her Democratic allies in the House and Senate expect to occur in a matter of days.

Senate President Susan Waggley, R-Wichita, championed the bill because it promised $500 million in tax relief over three years by protecting Kansas families and thwarting “new barriers that suffocate job creation.” The bill favored multinational corporations in Kansas eager to avoid state taxes when repatriating foreign income. The bill would enable wealthy individual Kansans to itemize deductions on state taxes and claim the new higher standard deduction on federal taxes.

The bill on the governor’s desk also lowered the state’s sales tax on food by 1 percentage point and broadened application of a state sales tax on internet transactions.

Kelly said the tax legislation was a flashback to the “self-inflicted” budget crisis spawned in 2012 when Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill eliminating state income taxes on 330,000 business owners and aggressively dropped personal income tax rates. Brownback’s cornerstone tax policy compressed state revenue by $700 million in the first year of implementation and ended up starving state agencies and the economy, she said.

“We did this in 2012. We’ve been through this,” said Kelly, who added the Brownback tax program was largely repealed two years ago

Its gonna be a war...

Getting the full report out to the people...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/23/politics/doj-barr-mueller-report-saturday/index.html

Attorney General William Barr is not sending the "principal conclusions" of special counsel Robert Mueller's report to lawmakers Saturday, multiple congressional sources and a DOJ official tell CNN.
Barr's submission to Congress and the public is being eagerly anticipated on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue, with lawmakers and the White House waiting to learn more about Mueller's findings.
But the waiting game will continue for at least one more day now, after Mueller submitted his report to Barr on Friday.
Barr announced on Friday evening that Mueller had submitted his confidential report and that the 22-month special counsel investigation had concluded.

The end of the investigation also means that no more indictments are coming from the special counsel, according to a Justice Department official, which Republican allies of President Donald Trump say is a sign that the President will be vindicated by the Mueller report.
But a battle is brewing between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats over Mueller's report. Democrats say the public needs to see Mueller's full report for itself — and not a summarized version from Barr — and they are demanding that Mueller's underlying evidence is provided to Capitol Hill.

House Democrats are holding a caucus-wide call Saturday afternoon to discuss the next steps for the House, which has its own sprawling set of Democratic-led investigations into Trump's administration, finances and business already underway.

Screw waggler...

Don't like her...never have...

And, she is accused of conflicts of interest over bingo, both in Topeka, and back home in Wichita, by her opponent Roberta Feist.

The first salvo fired by Feist in Wagle's direction had "bingo" written all over it.

"The public deserves to know how they're being represented in Topeka," Feist said last week. "During a year when budgets were tight and programs were being reduced, my opponent could not put the public's agenda ahead of her own."

Feist's campaign manager, Scott Schneider, charges Wagle with manipulating the legislative process for her own gain. "The public deserves to know the true Susan Wagle," he says.



https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/stories/2000/07/31/story4.html


Senate President Susan Wagle denounced Monday the Democratic governor’s pick for the Kansas Court of Appeals by highlighting the nominee’s politically charged social media posts on gun violence and abortion as well as repeated criticism of President Donald Trump.

Wagle, a Republican, said Twitter posts by District Court Judge Jeffry Jack, the majority of which touched on political issues and personalities, made him unsuitable for the appellate bench. He has no chance of being confirmed by a Senate composed of 28 Republicans, 11 Democrats and one independent, she said.


https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190318/senate-president-urges-gov-laura-kelly-to-withdraw-court-of-appeals-nominee

on edit...added comment by Roberta..

JUst...Wow! Move over Charlie Finley!

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2824558-mlb-to-experiment-with-robot-umpires-more-rule-changes-in-atlantic-league?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial


-The Atlantic League will feature a radar system dubbed TrackMan to help home-plate umpires call balls and strikes during the 2019 season as part of an agreement with Major League Baseball.

-Other ideas being evaluated include banning the infield shift and a three-batter minimum for pitchers.

-Other changes include mound visits being eliminated aside from pitching changes and injuries, increasing the size of the bases by three inches and reducing the time between innings by 30 seconds, per Passan.

-In addition, the second half of the season will see a drastic modification as the distance from the pitching rubber to the plate will be increase by two feet to 62'6".

-Along with reducing the specialized nature of some relief pitchers with the three-batter minimum, eliminating the shift by forcing two infielders to play on each side of the second-base bag should help increase offense.
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