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Monday, May 7, 2012

One benefit of KU’s loss to Kentucky: Brownback delivering burgers to Lawrence Community Shelter

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The Lawrence Community Shelter will benefit from Kansas University’s men’s basketball team’s loss to the University of Kentucky in the NCAA championship game.

Because of a wager between Gov. Sam Brownback and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Brownback will send 440 Kansas steak burgers to the Hope Shelter in Lexington, Ken.

In addition, Brownback Tuesday will deliver 120 steak burgers to the Lawrence Community Shelter.

“Like Gov. Brownback, we were cheering for a different result of the basketball game, but as a second outcome everyone at the Lawrence Community Shelter is grateful to the governor for this delicious and generous gift as a slam dunk of another sort,” LCS Executive Director Loring Henderson said.

Brownback said, “Gov. Beshear and I are very appreciative of the work done by organizations like the Hope Center and Lawrence Community Shelter.

“They provide the bridge that families and individuals need to get their lives back on track,” he said.

Brownback also thanked the Kansas City Steak Co. which helped provide the Kansas steak burgers and the Kansas Beef Council which helped arrange the donation.

Comments

Benjamin Piehler 2 years, 6 months ago

Add Brownback to the list of recipients...

BillSelf4Prez 2 years, 6 months ago

Still too soon, too soon..

Also, what is going on with the indiana series? I know we just scheduled a home and home with temple but no word on IU.

rawheadrex 2 years, 6 months ago

Beats heck out of the post Derby losers horse burgers they would have gotten.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Intelligent and civilized dialogue does a lot more for democracy than crap like this. Get your politics off the site.

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

Be nice, it's just humorous political commentary. If you don't like it or don't support it, make an even more humorous remark for the opposing side. Besides, who died and made you king?

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

HawkKlaw... Sorry for my crazy idea that politics don't belong on a sports site. I should really rethink that view!

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

Politics don't belong on a sports site, which is why kusports.com should not write articles about Sam Brownback on here. People will always talk politics on these kinds of articles. Duh.

63Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Sounds like a great bet. Nice way to pay off on a bet.

prusso25 2 years, 6 months ago

Cool. I would rather we feast on Kentucky tears... But still cool.

Robert Brock 2 years, 6 months ago

Good ol' Brownie is proof that the world is flat.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Intelligent and civilized dialogue does a lot more for democracy than crap like this. Get your politics off the site.

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

Be nice, it's just humorous political commentary. If you don't like it or don't support it, make an even more humorous remark for the opposing side. Besides, who died and made you king?

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

Don't tell other people what to do. This is a message board, free to anyone who wants to post a comment. You aren't the boss. If you don't like the politics in the comments section under every article that mentions Sam Brownback, you should probably take the hint and just not read the comments. It's not going to change just because you copy and past this under every political statement.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

HawkKlaw.. I think by telling me to not tell others what to do... You are telling me what to do. You shouldn't do that. I mean, who died and made you king?

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Oh and also... If my comments upset you so much, you should probably take the hint and skip over my comments when you are on the message board. Just because you respond to every one of my comments doesn't mean I'm going to change!

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

It's not that your comments upset me, it's just that they're futile. And nothing's worse than some nobody telling a bunch of other nobody's what to do.

Mike Tackett 2 years, 6 months ago

Only thing worse than the loss to the Cats are the posts of the Lib's, get a life.

Benjamin Piehler 2 years, 6 months ago

Hmm... the "libs" have no life for posting. So you retaliate by.... making another post?

That makes sense.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Completely agree... This crap (on both sides) makes me embarrassed to be a Kansas fan.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Intelligent and civilized dialogue does a lot more for democracy than crap like this. Get your politics off the site.

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

Hmmm...I've heard this somewhere before. You're making a difference!

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

When republicans and democrats can no longer discus issues in a productive manner, you lose democracy. Get the cheap political comments off the site.

Tony Bandle 2 years, 6 months ago

I'd say losing The First Amendment would be even worse.

You start restricting freedom of speech and you end up with Nazi Germany.

Beyond sheer profanity, what and how people say it reflects enough on that person that you don't need censorship....let them make fools of themselves.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

Oakville... Free Speech is always important but it's usually more productive when it is intelligent!

bad_dog 2 years, 6 months ago

"When republicans and democrats can no longer discus issues in a productive manner..."

While I agree with your sentiment, that train left the station a L O N G (all caps) time ago. That's why nothing productive ever gets enacted. It's all about gamesmanship, blaming, posturing and perpetually positioning oneself for the next election.

Benjamin Piehler 2 years, 6 months ago

I suggest you copy and paste this at least 3 more times.

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

Likewise, when one person tells everyone else what to do, you lose democracy. Get your dictating remarks off this site and come up with something more clever to copy and paste.

Also, good work you're doing here, policing these message boards for political statements. Seems like an intelligent, civilized way to spend your morning.

ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 6 months ago

And the classy thing to do would have been to pay off (even though they were donated) the bet with UK, then double the amount and give it to the Lawrence shelter.

Or...Whale meat!

WisconsinJayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

If Kansas had won, the KY Governor would have had to deliver bibles to local schools and prohibit the teaching of evolution for a year.

RJ King 2 years, 6 months ago

touche. not a proud moment in state history.

JayCeph 2 years, 6 months ago

+5(000 years... for how old the Earth is in Brownbackistanian calendars)

Ray March 2 years, 6 months ago

Brownback having to help the less fortunate?!!? Wow! I bet he's hating that! He usually prefers screwing over those in need of help. The Kentucky governor got him good! He should've also made a bet that he would have to support the arts.

That would've been torture for Brownback!

ricleal71 2 years, 6 months ago

Wow, Brownback is actually helping people in need. . .

BCRavenJHawkfan 2 years, 6 months ago

Anyone else find it ironic that the murals in the Kansas Statehouse no longer reflect Kansas on any level. And Brownback removed funding for the Arts. John Steuart Curry must be spinning in his grave.

And I should disclose that I was an Art Major.

Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 6 months ago

We complain about debt then we complain about spending cuts.

jayhawktownie 2 years, 6 months ago

Nobody complained about debt except for Repubs looking to manufacture fear and get the middle class to vote against their own self interest.

Sam Constance 2 years, 6 months ago

Except the Kansas government, which complains about debt, then enacts tax cuts. Seems counterintuitive, no?

I don't think it's too political to expect solutions for budget issues to be well-balanced and consider ALL the people they affect. Or at the very least, try to avoid completely eliminating any program that has been around for so long and benefitted so many.

Is this the first time money has been an issue in our state budget? I'd hazard a guess that the answer is no. And somehow, state funding for the arts has survived all these years.

By the way, you pretty much look like a jack*ss for spending so much time chiding others for including their political comments on this forum, then ending your day with a political comment of your own.

It's kind of like Kansas Republicans saying we have a budget shortfall, then continuing to provide tax cuts (source of budget revenue) to corporations like Koch Industries.

HawkKlaw 2 years, 6 months ago

Bahahaha whatever happened to "Get your politics off the site," man? You can't practice what you preach? It explains a lot that you're a Brownback supporter though :-/

But since you brought it up...yeah, this spending cut erased a whopping .005% of the state's $13.8 million budget. That makes sense - erase a miniscule amount of debt while also erasing a large amount of jobs. That'll really help Kansas out of these hard times. Oh, and it's an added bonus that our kids won't be exposed to music and art, the two things by which I make a living. This is awesome news!

jayhawktownie 2 years, 6 months ago

The elimination of thousands of public sector jobs by whacko Repub governors conveniently skews unemployment stats so that Romney and company can perpetuate the myth that the economy is not recovering as it should be under Obama's stimulus.

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