Kansas City Star – 18 minutes ago
By BRENT D. WISTROM Kansas could face a $910 million budget deficit when a proposed income and property tax reduction plan goes into full effect in 2018, according to a draft
Which is one story for consideration, and gives pause to the critics of government thinking. The problem of what to do for the greater good. It’s been said that we need government, the question how much do we need.
The next story headline illustrates the potential.
Kansas City Star – 22 minutes ago
By DEB GRUVER As homeowners hit by the EF-3 tornado that twisted and turned along I-135 begin to rebuild, Sedgwick County officials are thinking about how far to go to help them do so.
Fun times in the halls of government.
Sailors probably know the feeling; Foggy, quiet, sounds muted; even the rub of rigging doesn’t seem to carry far, or very faintly; the creak and twisting of the hull in the swells giving the only sense of being.
That is what we have out here today, around my place. One finds oneself pausing to listen and muted sounds come from a banging door somewhere; a hissing moan of a passing vehicle hidden over there; the normal lowing of cattle absent; no dogs bark; no wind to stir the branches and leaves of the trees. The air heavy. One almost expects a world either dying or awaiting the rebirth.
Yuk. Waxing poetic over the morning given us by the thunder and lightening’s and deluge of rains last night. The horrendous clap and rumble out the kitchen window signaling the end of that phase of the slowly passing T-Storm; the pause as one turns over and snuggles deeper into the pillow and the dog settles down to sleep along side.
And just as slumber creeps across ones mental concentration; the drum of the rains pouring off the roofs edge signals the leading edge of the following storm marching in lock step with its brothers.
It’s a quiet waiting the sun to unevenly heat the cloud tops and tease the moisture laden air into movement, relieving us of the gray.
From the reaches,