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by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Basketball 2008
Replies: 1789
Views: 76348

Re: Big 12 Basketball 2008

“If someone were to say you had to bet today whether or not Mike Anderson would ever win a Big 12 tournament or conference championship again, my vote would be no.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GregHall: Why KK has taken this stance I do not know. Jealousy? Bitterness? Those would be two good guesses.
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 427
Views: 40763

Re: KC STAR Layoffs?

Two casualties of the Kansas City Star’s latest layoffs and cutbacks: Local section columnists Mike Hendricks and Steve Penn. The pair were called in last Friday and told their three columns a week would be pared to two. Worse yet, their paychecks would similarly be reduced by a third. Penn seems t...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 427
Views: 40763

Re: KC STAR Layoffs?

The post office will always exist becasue certain mail needs to be in paper form (certified, signatures, etc etc).  People also like getting a birthday card in the mail more than on email.  I don't send a lot over the mail anymore but I send enough that can't be done on a computer.
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 82476

Re: The Health Care Debate

KCMax wrote:Emergencies aren't the only way people die.


People die by all sorts of means.  If you were in control (and thank god you're not), everything in America would be "free".  You know - in the name of protecting us all.
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Basketball 2008
Replies: 1789
Views: 76348

Re: Big 12 Basketball 2008

Not as big a fall to obscurity as USF - 2 ncaa titles and one of the best players of all time is apparently not enough to guarantee permenant relevance.  You said it - they got their titles for one reason.  Too bad Wilt couldn't even get us one.   By the way, how sweet is this p...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 82476

Re: The Health Care Debate

Life is often dependent on health care. That's why emergency care is available to all citizens.  Besides, your argument could be applied to anything .  Should grocery stores offer free food & drink to anyone who walks in?  Gotta eat to live!    Should clothing stores give o...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Basketball 2008
Replies: 1789
Views: 76348

Re: Big 12 Basketball 2008

Interesting chart.  2 things jump out:  (1) hardly any hoops success South of the Mason-Dixon line.  Without Florida's wins this decade, they've basically contribued a giant goose egg to college hoops.  Odd given that they are so dominant in football. (2) Tons of history in the U...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 82476

Re: The Health Care Debate

Well, it may not have as much relevance as your 1912 citation of Teddy Roosevelt, but I'm trying my best.
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 18th & Broadway Community Garden + Housing
Replies: 45
Views: 3124

18th & Broadway Community Garden + Housing

The only place KC needs condo buildings right now is the 3 parcels that border P&L on the South.  That's it.  I'd think when the economy turns around in a few years those will be the first to get done.
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PittPA on marriage, marital finances, fidelity.
Replies: 861
Views: 38620

i (heart) my marriage

Fashion Faux Popped Man wearing "I ♥ My Marriage" t-shirt busted for domestic battery MARCH 16--A Florida man wearing an "I ♥ My Marriage" t-shirt was arrested last night for allegedly choking his wife during an argument in their Tampa-area home. Bradley Gellert, a 32-year-old financial consultant,...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Cornerstone of Leawood
Replies: 56
Views: 8640

Re: Cornerstone of Leawood

I don't know what the name of the mixed-use development just to the West of Cornerstone (would have condos and shops, etc....Phoenix based company & SW style maybe?)....so I'd put this here.  The sign is still up and there are weeds & tall grass everywhere.  The mall down the street (Corbi...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Yankees to build new stadium
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: Yankees to build new stadium

Did you get mobbed by tix scalpers the moment you stepped off the subway?   I was attacked by 5 who jumped in my face when I held up 2 fingers.   And the first guy who reached me turned back to the others and started screaming "GET BACK!  DIS MY CUS-TA-MER!"   So much for the fre...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 82476

Re: The Health Care Debate

If you need to buy car insurance to drive, then you need to buy health insurance to visit the hospital.  There is no such thing as a "right", other than life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness.
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Yankees to build new stadium
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: Yankees to build new stadium

I went years ago, 2000ish, and the seats we were in were literally broken.  And leaning heavily to one side when you sat on it.  When I went to the bathroom, it smelled horrible and some guy was urinating on the ground in the stall next to me.  The whole place was disgusting. I was to...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Talk of anchoring Big 12 championships
Replies: 76
Views: 6611

Re: Talk of anchoring Big 12 championships

It's bad enough that the Texas schools are now in "our" conference....why in the heck would we want "our" conference championship played in their state?   I'd rather see it stay in KC, or indoors in StL where it was originally played, if more favorable, consistent weather conditions are a...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Basketball 2008
Replies: 1789
Views: 76348

Re: Big 12 Basketball 2008

So everyone saw that Mizzou was ranked higher at the end of the season in both football AND basketball?  Us Tiger fans measure most of our progress in terms of beating Kansas, and not really anyone else  Dude, you're not kidding. As for the Memphis question:  they have the best defen...
by Maitre D
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Ignore user feature
Replies: 29
Views: 4096

Re: Ignore user feature

The ignore feature really would be more effective if it blocked quotes from people you have on ignore.
by Maitre D
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Talk of anchoring Big 12 championships
Replies: 76
Views: 6611

Re: Talk of anchoring Big 12 championships

Getting football in Dallas on a full time basis should sweeten the pot for the southern schools.  It's basically a home game every year for the southern team but I think the northern schools would accept the trade-off to get the basketball tourney in KC permanently. Maybe, maybe not.  KU ...
by Maitre D
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: What happened to the forum Time-Out? (The temp. forum suspension)
Replies: 69
Views: 7049

Re: What happened to the forum Time-Out? (The temp. forum suspension)

You're the worst poster on the sports board now.  I don't even know what sent you into this rage during the past week, but I think it's obvious you've stopped taking your medication.  MD doesn't post anything outrageous...just his opinions like the rest of us.  Most of the time it's ...
by Maitre D
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: What happened to the forum Time-Out? (The temp. forum suspension)
Replies: 69
Views: 7049

Re: What happened to the forum Time-Out? (The temp. forum suspension)

I think some of you spend way too much time on forums like this.  I would guess that for many of these posters, this is only one forum. I would guess that MD is all over the internet all the time.  This is his entertainment.  Logging onto to forums all day and night talking about KU....