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(Huffington Post)   Kansas Tea Party legislator believes her state is a Communist hellhole and will collapse like the Soviet Union   ( divider line
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2012-06-15 02:01:57 PM  
6 votes:

DamnYankees: eurotrader: A good argument can be made the Soviet Union fell because of a large central government dictating production of goods and services not the market and of course Reagan.

I'm with you until the last bit.

Sort of.

A colleague of mine was in Europe for a mil-mil relations meeting with the Russians. One night, after dinner was good and the drinks liberally imbibed, one American screwed up the courage to ask them directly:

"When did you know you had lost the Cold War?"

The Russian generals looked at each other, turned back, and said


Now, my colleagues were under no illusions that SDI was nowhere NEAR capable of doing what its ambitions had asserted. After all, here it is, 25 years later, and we STILL can't do what SDI set out to do.

The Russians noticed the looks on my colleagues' faces, and continued

"But not for the reason you think. It's because when we realized that you were planning to shrink a supercomputer down to the size of a coffee can and use it as a kinetic kill vehicle, it became clear that we could not even hope to spend nearly as much money as America was willing to waste on a project that almost certainly wouldn't work."

One of the Americans responded

"So we could have just taken $500,000,000,000 and burned it in Times Square..."

"Yes, it would have been the same."

So in a sense, Reagan did have an effect, because once someone realizes they're beaten, they're beaten.
2012-06-15 12:38:23 PM  
4 votes:
She said it was a way for the federal government to force health care reform on Kansas

She obviously hasn't tried to buy health insurance lately. It kills me when douchebags like this with gold plated state sponsored health care plans tell us we don't need health care reform.
2012-06-15 05:13:12 PM  
2 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Shyran: *checks the district map of Johnson County* I'm glad she's not my rep, but at the same time, I wish I could vote against her.

You probably know somebody who could.

Thanks to Citizens United, everybody in the whole farking world can vote for or against her.
2012-06-15 12:52:03 PM  
2 votes:
Funny how she doesn't mention farm subsidies.
2012-06-18 09:25:13 AM  
1 vote:

whidbey: Kansas Tea Party legislator

Cue "What's Wrong With Kansas."

Seriously, who elected this nut?

Actually, I found out over the weekend that she was appointed to the seat by Republican precinct delegates because nobody applied to run in her district. Thus, the answer to your question is that nobody elected her.
2012-06-15 09:18:53 PM  
1 vote:
what a derp

farmer co-ops are one of the most positive socialistic enterprises in american history

kansas is collapsing because anyone with half a brain flees the state after high school.
2012-06-15 06:42:27 PM  
1 vote:

Virtual Pariah: crazydave023: I troll on the Tea Party Nation Forums. I seriously think you guys should join me. It is fun but also REALLY scary. The paranoia and rationalizations are amazing. The cognitive dissonance and groupthink/ confirmation bias is second to none. Join me sometime. They are short on trolls over there.

Maybe not.
What happens if the entire community consists of trolls, but nobody realizes it? Then you have everybody going "all in" and nobody wants to be the one to break kayfabe?

I've met some Teahadists. They are not that smart.
2012-06-15 05:12:19 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, everybody loves Obama. It's not that the Republican party is now composed mostly of stool samples.
2012-06-15 05:08:49 PM  
1 vote:
Dear Republicans,
Stop electing farktards.
Sane People
2012-06-15 04:55:13 PM  
1 vote:
When I first read about McCarthyism I couldn't believe people were that stupid and gullible. "Well," I thought, "at least we're past that crap."

Now I have to figure out how to explain this shiat to my nephews. I've just about decided to go with, "People are stupid, sweetheart, and there's not a goddamn thing you can do about it because they not only like being stupid, they actually believe God wants them to be stupid. Stay the hell away from them, vote against them always, and sque-e-e-e-e-e-eze the trigger slowly if cornered by one. Aunt trivial's got your bail covered."
2012-06-15 04:51:27 PM  
1 vote:

El Pachuco: When asked what effects Reagan's policies had on the Soviet Union, a Soviet Field Marshall replied, "If it wasn't for Reagan, we might have lasted another two weeks."

Luckily we had Reagan to plunge us into debt incomprehensible to the average human mind with military spending in order to show we had the bigger cocks than a nation that never really was ever going to attack us. And that brave economic model has been followed ever since. But the democrats are the party of rampant spending.
2012-06-15 02:05:34 PM  
1 vote:
Another teabagger displays her remarkable grasp of history.

No wonder Republicans are always slashing the Education budget - their survival depends on the votes of idiots.
2012-06-15 01:18:34 PM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: O'Hara also used the radio show Friday to attack moderate senators for voting to increase education funding in the state

I don't even know where to start with that.

It always struck me as funny that supply-side Republicans are against education - one of the few things supply-side economics says actually DOES grow the economy.
2012-06-15 01:17:02 PM  
1 vote:

"As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be sane again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be sane again!"

2012-06-15 12:30:57 PM  
1 vote:
Blind adherance to an outdated social philosophy would NEVER lead to a
complete systemic collapse!
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