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February 26, 2008

Kansas lawmakers experience dearth of meaningful legislative work.

Filed under: politics — Tags: , — akcb @ 2:26 am


Republican State Senator Tim Huelskamp’s panties are in a bunch over Governor Kathleen Sebelius’s son, John, selling a board game originally designed as his Rhode Island School of Design senior project. The prison-themed game, called “Don’t Drop the Soap,” is undoubtedly in poor taste, but for chrissake, the kid is a 23-year old college student. He could be making really poor decisions.

Sen. Huelskamp has requested the attorney general investigate the game’s marketing and sales. His chief concern seems to be that Master Sebelius may be warehousing copies of the game in the hallowed closets of Cedar Crest.

I dunno. Are you Kansas folks really chomping at the bit to get to the bottom of this?


  1. Nah, I don’t think that this is something that we Kansans care much about. You should check out my comments!

    Comment by Jay — February 27, 2008 @ 12:52 am

  2. I don’t know if Kansas City residents really care about this but they are politically active and interested in other topics. As such, I want to let your readers know about this Town Hall going on in KC:

    A town hall to be March 8th in Kansas City is looking for volunteers. This is one of only five cities in the US that will have a chance to make their voice heard on a very important topic. The National Institutes of Health and other healthcare agencies are considering establishing a biobank with information about the DNA of lots of different people around the US. This biobank could provide researchers with valuable information on the cause of diseases, but there could also be real privacy concerns about very personal information.

    This hasn’t been funded yet and no decisions have been made — first, we want to know what everyone thinks about the idea: Is a biobank good? Bad? Dangerous? Are there safeguards? What safeguards are important? Are you okay with researchers having your DNA?

    This town hall is free and open to the public, but everyone is encouraged to register early. Make your voice count, register online at http://www.dnapolicy.org and click on the link for Kansas City. Bring a friend or two and make sure their voices count too. If you would like to volunteer to help us promote the town hall, please contact Erin Wiley at erin@pfidc.org or 202-374-0840.

    Comment by Kristina — February 27, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

  3. […] kansas city, politics — Tags: genetics, legislation — spooneb @ 3:11 am I received this comment today on the establishment of a biobank, a repository of genetic information for research purposes, […]

    Pingback by Synchronicity. « Another Kansas City Blog — February 28, 2008 @ 3:12 am

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