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“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com  www.NOlathe.com   http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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Today was a great day in Topeka.  Our congratulations to Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook with her 10th amendment Bill and to Secretary of State Kris Kobach for his voter registration bill (S.A.F.E.).

We have known for some time now that the non-conservative folks in Kansas somehow view NOlathe and NOjocoboco as threats.  Some have even suggested that the County Sheriff provide additional security when we are attending public meetings.  Realizing that intimidation did not work, others have turned to impersonation which we actually consider flattering.  Take a look.

At the end of this article http://cjonline.com/legislature/2011-03-22/senate-embraces-dig-obamacare  in the comments section you’ll find one from “dunwoody” that’s not so complementary of the GOP.  While I have not been complementary of the GOP I have done so using my full name and address on blogs registered to my name.  This attempt to discredit my name now has an account with ‘cjonline’ and has posted several comments since March 16th.  http://cjonline.com/users/dunwoody 

Oh the opportunities that lie ahead.  NOvratil, NOwens, NOhuntington, NOverland Park and my personal favorite NObond.  So if you need to discredit our message, spell the name right.  It’s Dunwoody with a capital D.  And if you chose to come out of the dark, let’s talk like adults.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olly_olly_oxen_free 

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington
 

Ken Dunwoody                                     GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com  www.NOlathe.com   http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY

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Johnson County public meetings, activist survey

For activists in Johnson County, please mark your calendar for two important public meetings later this month.The Johnson County Charter Commission will be conducting a public meeting at 7pm March 29 in the Olathe City Council Chambers (100 E. Santa Fe, Olathe) for input from citizens about how they would like to see the operation of the Johnson County government change for the next ten years. The county’s first Charter Commission convened in May 1999 and ended a year later with recommendation that the county adopt a home-rule charter form of government along with three related questions for voters to decide in the operational structure of the county government. Following the initial charter commission, voters decided to have the county commission appoint a county manager, who would then appoint the county treasurer, county clerk and register of deeds; to increase the number of county commissioners from five to seven including a publicly-elected, at-large chairman; and to have the county commission elections be non-partisan. 

We would like your thoughts on changes that should be made to the Johnson County government for the next decade. Please click here to complete a brief survey on the matter, and we will present the results at the March 29 public meeting in Olathe. 

If you live in Merriam, the Merriam City Council will conduct a public meeting about the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the Merriam Points Redevelopment project at 6:30pm March 28 at Merriam City Hall (9000 W. 62nd, Merriam). We believe the city council needs to answer several specific questions about this proposal, including the purpose of this TIF and what guidelines the city will follow to ensure it is administered properly. 

If you have questions about either of these meetings, please contact Jim Mullins at jmullins@afphq.org.

Read more: http://americansforprosperity.org/031711-johnson-county-public-meetings-activist-survey#ixzz1H4hT3A8U

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)
2011-03-03
Section: News

Johnson County population jumps 20 percent
   Kansas City Star, By BRAD COOPER And MICHAEL MANSUR The Kansas City Star

TOPEKA — New census results rolling out today show that Kansas grew by about 6 percent in the last decade with population surging in the Kansas City-area suburbs.
 
The state’s population grew to nearly 2.9 million people in 2010, up from about 2.7 million people in 2000, according to census results sent to state officials

 Results show the state’s population growth was fueled by a nearly 60 percent increase in the Hispanic population.

 Johnson County’s population mushroomed by about 21 percent, increasing to 544,179 in 2010. The county’s Hispanic population doubled during the last 10 years.

 Johnson County is bigger than Sedgwick County, which has a population of 498,365.

 Olathe continued to see rapid population growth. The new census numbers showed the city with a population of 125,872, an increase of about 35 percent since the last census. Its Hispanic population more than doubled to 12.794.

 Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland said people move there because of good housing, schools and amenities and a low crime rate.

 “It’s a great place to call home,” he said. “It’s a great place to start a business.”

 Overland Park, the biggest suburb in the Kansas City area, grew by 16 percent to 173,372 in 2010.

 Neighboring Kansas City, Kan., shrunk by about 1,000 to 145,786. It was similar to all of Wyandotte County, which saw its population dip by a couple hundred to 157,505.

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Ronnie and Amanda,

The restraint, deterioration and destruction to Conservative causes by the Republican dominated Kansas Senate during this session alone has been catastrophic.  I acknowledge you have no control on how candidates register Party affiliation and neither of you may have ownership of the 2008 Senate election.  With that said I caution any notion that 2012 should have any sense of a “Clean Sweep” mentality or membership to a large all inclusive tent fallacy.

The TEA Party Movement is not made up of disenfranchised Democrats and they put you on a clear notice of probation in 2010.  From where I stand, you two will own the 2012 results so let’s just start with the obvious.  Senators Vratil, Owens and Huntington have to go, even if defeated by a Democrat.  These three have no (zero) right to caucus as Republicans let alone lead or Chair a Committee and yet some would consider their re-election as a Republican victory.  Would you two consider their re-election as a victory?  Is so, hopefully you’ll also be gone by 2012.  As a major political player the Republican Party may be insignificant by 2016.

 

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington  

Ken Dunwoody                                     GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com  www.NOlathe.com   http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 | Posted by admin

OPINION: Kansas Senators Continue to Violate Federal Law to Aid Illegals

Kansas Senators Choice of Illegal Aliens over Citizens Costs Kansas Millions
By Richard Fry

Once again the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee (SFSA) has chosen to require Kansas citizens to help pay college tuition for illegal aliens against the wishes of the Kansas citizens. Chairman Pete Brungardt of Salina, one of Sen. John Vratil’s minions, has been a staunch supporter and defender of this illegal, immoral and fiscally reckless policy.

One surprise was the vote of Sen. Steve Abrams, of Arkansas City, who voted to allow this travesty go on. In 2009 Sen. Abrams made a statement at a Capitol rally that he did not listen to the people as he was elected to use his own judgment. Apparently he used his own judgment on this vote.  (NOlathe note:  This was printed in error.  It was later learned that Senator Abrams was not present during the vote.  In a written statement to NOlathe he states that he would not have supported the outcome.)  

This policy was devised by Sen. John Vratil and the Board of Regents. They specially set out to require tax payers to pay for illegal alien’s tuition while excluding our fellow U.S. citizens from the same benefit. Not only is this un-American it’s against federal law. 8 U.S.C. 1623 provides as follows:

§ 1623. Limitation on eligibility for preferential treatment of aliens not lawfully present on basis of residence for higher education benefits
(a) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident.
(b) Effective date
This section shall apply to benefits provided on or after July 1, 1998.

Vratil and his henchmen pushed the Kansas in state tuition for illegals bill through the legislature in 2004, six years after the federal law was enacted. In fact Vratil and his cronies were well aware of §1623 when they drafted and promoted the Kansas in state tuition for illegals bill. Frankly, I do not believe we need a federal law to tell us that giving preferential treatment of illegal aliens over U.S. citizens. The American Legion has denounced this preferential treatment of illegals over citizens. (See The American Legion, Policy on Illegal Immigration p.9)

This is an example of corruption begets corruption. As Justice Brandeis said it over eighty years ago:

If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
-Louis D. Brandeis, 1928

Sen. Vratil has sucked more and more of the people’s representatives into being an accomplice to his vile and unlawful deeds. At some point we the people must intervene and put a stop to this corruption. A good start would be to end the careers of those who would do his bidding.

Sen. Steve Abrams’ contact points are noted below. I suggest you give him a call and / or e-mail and let him know how you feel about his agreeing to discriminate against our fellow U.S. citizens, veterans, military personal, law enforcement personal and perhaps some of your family in favor of illegal aliens.

For you members of the American Legion, your national leadership has already spoken, call your local and state leadership and demand they take a vocal stand as well.

In fact feel free to copy me on your e-mails and his responses. I really would like to see what you have to say.

I will be providing more information on this affront to justice soon.

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Dear Friends,
 
Please save the date/time of Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. for the Johnson County Charter Commission Public Hearing, to be held at a location to be determined.  I will let you know as soon as I know where it will be. This will purely be a “listening” session, where we hear from members of the public about what you think we should be discussing in regards to potential amendments to the Charter as well as recommendations for reforms in county government.
 
It is highly critical that you attend this meeting, if possible, and get this word out to your memberships and lists.  This is a county with 550,000 people and this charter commission needs to hear from you.  If we have a public hearing and 5 people show up, then your point of view will not be heard and it will be tougher for those such as myself to make the case for reform where and if it is needed. 
 
To help you do your “homework” as far as the Charter Commission goes, here are some links:
 
2011 Charter Commission Website
On this site you will find our county email addresses as well as minutes of meetings.  I believe soon, our rules, which were adopted today, will be published on that site as well.
 
Johnson County Charter
This is the Johnson County Home Rule Charter.  The charter commission, if we so desire, can send to the voters amendments to this charter, which was adopted in 2000 — it essentially expanded the commission from 5 to 7 (including a chairman), appointed instead of elected the County Treasurer, County Clerk, and Register of Deeds, and took us to a system of non-partisan rather than partisan election, in addition to other provisions in the charter.
 
In addition, as we review county government, including budget and structural concerns, we’ll want to have your input on that as well. 
 
This email is intended simply as a way to “get the word out” — if you have any questions or input, email me at my county web address: michael.pirner@jocogov.org and I will respond from there.
 
Thank you.
 
Mike Pirner, Member of Charter Commission

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