Friday, May 23, 2014

John Rubin Fights for What is Right

Shawnee's own State Rep John Rubin recently initiated and saw passed two new laws which were signed by the governor.

One of these was to enable insurance for autistic children so that they could eventually be mainstreamed and become active members of the community.  The other one was to make available affidavits that are used to obtain search warrants.

Complete information on these items is available at

If you read the above you'll see why we are fortunate to have John Rubin represent us in Topeka.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jim Neighbor is Unfair And Heavy Handed

At Tuesday's (5/20/14) council committee meeting Councilmember Jim Neighbor again displayed his incompetence in fairly conducting a meeting.

As council president he is also chairman of the committee.  Basically, what happened is that he allowed Jeff (the arrogant one) Vaught to make comments concerning other members of the council, but when Council Member Mike Kemmling went to defend himself and set the record straight Neighbor gaveled him down.  The comments are too lengthy and involved for me to post here, but one can listen to the video on the city's web site (provided they haven't been edited).

This is not the first time that Neighbor has done this.  In reality if anybody needed to be gaveled down it was Vaught. What is the problem?  Is Neighbor scared of Vaught?  Does he have a Napoleonic Complex?  Is someone pulling his strings? 

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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Ward IV Gets into CERT Training

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 three individuals from Ward IV took the first of three classes for CERT (Community Emergency Response Training).  Who are these folks?  Well, one is yours truly, and the other two are the Ward IV councilmembers, Mickey Sandifer and Michelle Distler.  As a side note, the three of us are also graduates of the Shawnee Citizen's Police Academy (Distler 2011, Sandifer 2013 and me, 2012).  CERT volunteers are trained to assist the professional responders in major emergency situations (tornadoes, floods, major fires, search and rescue, etc).