Erick Erickson in Human Events – KTRM and Ryan Wright claim Tony Perkins and Jim Ryun are connected to Ku Klux Klan

Link:  http://humanevents.com/2008/08/05/stop-whitey-and-the-jews/

PDF – Erick Erickson – Human Events, 8-5-2008

Stop Whitey and the Jews

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KC Star’s Jim Sullinger on silly “Johnson Countian of the Year” that was chosen by Charles Carlsen & Dick Bond (both “winners”)

Original link: http://midwestdemocracy.com/blogs/entries/ks-lawmaker-alleges-conspiracy-with-johnson-countian-of-the-year-award/

KS lawmaker alleges conspiracy with Johnson Countian of the Year Award

5 years, 11 months ago

Suburban myth or behind-the-scenes revelation?

A Kansas state representative alleges that the Johnson Countian of the Year Award, given by the Johnson County Community College’s nonprofit foundation, was determined by just two people for 14 years.

Rep. Ben Hodge, an Overland Park Republican, told KMBZ radio Sunday that from its inception in 1987 to 2001, the award was decided by former Kansas Senate President Dick Bond of Overland Park and Charles Carlsen, former president of Johnson County Community College.

Why is that interesting? Bond won the award in 1996 and Carlsen two years later. Continue reading

Hodge letter, CJ Online – Letter: School choice can work

http://cjonline.com/stories/122708/opi_371454673.shtml

Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2008
By The Capital-Journal
In a difficult period of economic correction, there is no better time for leaders in Kansas to finally embrace a movement that will create tremendous economic growth, lower taxes, diversify the community and provide hope and opportunity in the inner city. Continue reading

Hodge letter to the editor, KC Star – Kudos for Virginia Krebs

The following appeared in the Kansas City Star as a letter to the editor:

Kudos for Virginia Krebs

I’d like to thank Virginia Krebs for her decades of work at Johnson County Community College (10/4, Local, “College trustee steps down”). She’s a kind woman who is dedicated to providing to Kansans opportunity through education. Continue reading

KC Star Kansas Capitol Notebook: JCCC foundation comes in for criticism

Kansas Capitol Notebook: College’s foundation comes in for criticism
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Kansas City Star, The (MO)-May 5, 2008
Author: JIM SULLINGER and DAVID KLEPPER, The Kansas City Star

TOPEKA | Rep. Ben Hodge of Overland Park has some misgivings about the 113-member, nonprofit Johnson County Community College Foundation. Continue reading

The Star – Hodge opposed to Kansas law making state age discrimination apply only to people 40 and older

Kansas bill would make state age discrimination apply only to people 40 and older
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Kansas City Star, The (MO)-February 22, 2008

They’re old enough to enlist and vote. But they would not be old enough to sue for age discrimination under a bill in the Kansas Legislature. Continue reading

Hodge letter to the editor – Possible tax hike at JCCC

Readers write about possible Johnson County tax increase, Kiki Beggs
Kansas City Star – Saturday, November 29, 2008

Possible tax hike

Another tax increase alert is issued for Johnson County — where local governments refuse to distinguish between “wants” and “needs,” where it seems that everybody but the taxpayer has a taxpayer-funded lobbyist, and where the total tax burden is already at an all-time high. Continue reading

Letter to the editor, by Hodge: School choice can work, The Topeka Capital-Journal

Letter: School choice can work
The Capital-Journal
Published Saturday, December 27, 2008

In a difficult period of economic correction, there is no better time for leaders in Kansas to finally embrace a movement that will create tremendous economic growth, lower taxes, diversify the community and provide hope and opportunity in the inner city. Continue reading

JCCC’s finances to appear online – Danedri Thompson, Gardner News

JCCC’s finances to appear online

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

When Johnson County Community College writes a check for products or services, Ben Hodge wants local taxpayers to have the ability to find out to whom and where that money is going. Early next year,taxpayers will get that chance when the college creates an online searchable, itemized database for expenditures. Continue reading

Letter in Gardner News by Hodgev – Some environmental laws do more harm than good

Some environmental laws do more harm than good

By Benjamin Hodge

Last year, Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius became the first American policymaker ever to deny the construction of a power plant due to the theory of man-made global warming through carbon dioxide. Two coal-fired power plants were scheduled to be built in Holcomb, Kan., and they met every legal requirement in order to be approved by Rod Bremby, the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). But Gov. Sebelius illegally instructed Bremby to deny the construction due to do a stated concern for man-made global warming. Continue reading

Competition would lead to better schools — letter by Hodge in Gardner News

Competition would lead to better schools

By Benjamin Hodge

In a difficult period of economic correction, there is no better time for Johnson County’s leaders to finally embrace a movement that will create tremendous economic growth, lower taxes, diversify the community, and provide hope and opportunity in the inner city. Continue reading

Coal-plant bill clears Kansas House – KC Star

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Coal-plant bill clears Kansas House
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Kansas City Star, The (MO)-February 20, 2008
Author: DAVID KLEPPER, The Star’s Topeka correspondent

TOPEKA | Let the arm-twisting begin.

The Kansas House passed a bill Tuesday to clear the way for a western Kansas coal plant expansion, but without the high level of support required to withstand a possible veto by the governor. Continue reading