Richard Crowson Commentary

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Richard Crowson: Blowing Their Cover

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Whew! That ol’ Kansas wind! It’s been blowing like crazy lately with gusts up to 35 miles per hour and higher.

It’s been blowing so hard that it completely blew the cover off a couple of Koch subsidiaries.

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity were left shivering and coverless by those recent gusts. The Kansas Chamber and Americans for Prosperity are known for their own windy proclamations about jobs and how much they, oh, so sincerely just want what’s best for the Kansas economy.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

We've Beat Everyone, Man!

With apologies to Johnny Cash and Hank Snow:

We’ve beat everyone, man, we’ve beat everyone, man

Made the Roundhouse roar, man

Took it to their door, man

Mopped ‘em off the floor, man, we’ve beat everyone!

We’ve beat Illinois State and Bradley and Drake

Loyola, Evansville and Indiana State

UNI and SIU and Tennessee and ORU

Alabama, Davidson – Hey, we really had some fun!

Tennessee State, Tulsa, William & Mary and DePaul

North Carolina Central – They all took a fall!

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Richard Crowson: We Need A Legislature of Shockers!

Lucy can’t get over us human beings.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Richard Crowson: Kansas' True Love

Happy Valentine's Day to all you googly-eyed lovers out there! Give your honey an extra little squeeze this morning, safe and secure in the knowledge that your Kansas Legislature is working tirelessly in defense of the sanctity of the right kind of marriage.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Richard Crowson: Wichita's the Top Flag!

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We’ve heard about the state of the union, the state of the state and the state of the city. It’s time we had an update on the state of the city flag.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Richard Crowson: The Excitement of Shocker... Daffodils?

The dull, grey days of January are at hand.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Richard Crowson: The Mystery of Dog Years

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Of all the measures of time that humans have invented, the one I have the biggest problem with is dog years.

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Commentary
10:51 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Richard Crowson: The Real Spirit of the Season

For too long we have suffered under the delusion that the “spirit of the season” is sweetness and love. Truth is, nowadays it’s bitterness and hate! So here’s a seasonal song to fit our times:

Deck the next guy who says “Happy holidays!”

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

Tis the season to argue ‘bout Santa’s race!

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

Shop while you gripe that it’s too commercial!

Hum-hum-hum hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

Everything’s now controversial!

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Richard Crowson: McCain Lang Syne

For the most part, the people who listen to or watch or read what the media has to offer have an impersonal relationship with media outlets.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Richard Crowson: Thankful For A Leafy Gutter

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On the stark, bare, claw-like limbs of the large locust tree above, a handful of crows had congregated. The sky beyond them could have come right out of a watercolor painting by Andrew Wyeth – the fading charcoal grays of a cloudy, mid-November day, right at dusk.

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