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(NPR)   This coming Tuesday may be the date where the State Formerly Known as Kansas officially becomes The Independent Republic of Derpistan   (npr.org) divider line 153
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2012-08-05 01:43:14 PM
Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.
 
2012-08-05 01:48:31 PM
"The moderates have had their chance, and it was a failure,"
---Jeff Melcher

"The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. "
― Adolf Hitler

Yeah, I went there.
 
2012-08-05 01:58:41 PM
They weren't already there with their tax "reform" that made it so the Job Creators didn't have to pay taxes?
 
2012-08-05 02:08:23 PM
It's Kansas. It now has Johnson County and wheat. It used to have an Aircraft industry in Wichita but that has nearly dried up as the sane people moved to out of state jobs when they realized their kids would be retarded if they went to the local schools.
 
2012-08-05 02:11:04 PM
The funny thing is, they think that we're going to be upset if they try to leave.
 
2012-08-05 02:18:53 PM
Are they going to change their name to a symbol like Prince did, too?

/because I have a suggestion...
 
2012-08-05 02:21:14 PM
Holy shiat, what a bunch of farktards.
 
2012-08-05 02:37:21 PM

pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.


this.

i think we need a little practical experiment in what happens when the inmates run the asylum.
 
2012-08-05 02:56:43 PM

pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.



I can guarantee a couple of things:

1. No matter how bad it gets or how much power the derptards gain, anything that goes wrong in the state in the coming years will ALL be the fault of "The Liberals."

2. No matter how stupid and transparent the lies are, vast numbers of the voting public will believe them.


I mean, holy crap! These voters STILL believe in trickle-down despite of 30 years of solid evidence to the contrary.

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stevegarufi.com


Frankly, I blame most organized religions. They're the assholes who taught people from birth to have "faith" to keep on believing in obviously crazy lies despite a lifetime of experience to the contrary.

Without that weakness wealthy sociopaths like Koch brothers wouldn't have such a gullible public to sell their bullshiat to.

Or, in the words of Voltare: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
 
2012-08-05 03:03:06 PM
Good luck with that.

/Glad that my family comes from Mizzoura...
 
2012-08-05 03:09:37 PM
"There is a party for people who want big government and high taxation, and that's the Democrat Party. And that's where a lot of the moderates belong," he says.

We accept your proposal.
 
2012-08-05 03:11:24 PM

Mentat: "There is a party for people who want big government and high taxation, and that's the Democrat Party. And that's where a lot of the moderates belong," he says.

We accept your proposal.


It would certainly solve a lot of problems that the Big Tent has given the party as of late...
 
2012-08-05 03:15:19 PM
Burdett Loomis, a political science professor at the University of Kansas, says it's strange to see Gov. Sam Brownback working to dismantle powerful incumbents within his own party.

"To have this kind of absolutely brutal internecine warfare is certainly unprecedented," he says.


Thanks Kansas. I've got a new term to use over dinner tonight.
 
2012-08-05 03:16:39 PM
It's even got its own book.

i181.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-05 03:18:11 PM
Well, bye
 
2012-08-05 03:30:15 PM

FlashHarry: i think we need a little practical experiment in what happens when the inmates run the asylum.


Mid-90s Afghanistan?
 
2012-08-05 03:30:29 PM
I'm gonna assume they don't have any Sikh temple's in Kansas.
 
2012-08-05 03:30:58 PM
It should be fun to watch folks turn in their representatives for Thought Crimes while touting "FREEEEEEEEDOM!"
 
2012-08-05 03:32:49 PM
I'll bet their next act is renaming Liberal

/or burning it to the ground
 
2012-08-05 03:43:11 PM
"We are our own worst enemy,"

That's pretty much the GOP in a nutshell. Of course, they're also everyone else's worst enemy. It's important not to lose sight of that.
 
2012-08-05 03:48:07 PM
Night of the Long Knives II
 
2012-08-05 03:48:07 PM
Watching this failed party eat itself becomes more horrific and amusing by the day.
 
2012-08-05 03:48:40 PM

pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.


And sadly they'll just keep getting more and more federal money because theyll barely be able to feed themselves.
 
2012-08-05 03:50:02 PM
pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.


I've been saying this for years. We need one state to just go completely off the derp end, and after that mess plays out the rest of the country will pretty much realize how insane and destructive these ideas are. We could call this the teabag gambit, Kansas variation, accepted.
 
2012-08-05 03:51:08 PM
pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.


One problem: the bulk of our meat processing is done in Kansas (because, surprise: deregulation)
 
2012-08-05 03:51:54 PM
Waxing_Chewbacca: pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.

And sadly they'll just keep getting more and more federal money because theyll barely be able to feed themselves.


Think of it as a luxury tax on the other 49 states. We pay a little more in Federal taxes, and in exchange our states have moved on from this lunacy and we live better lives.
 
2012-08-05 03:51:59 PM
i47.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-05 03:53:35 PM
Kansas state politics have traditionally been quite moderate, with Topeka being stocked year after year with middle-of-the-road Republicans who balance fiscal conservativism with lefty social values. Until the Tea Party Revoluton swept the country and brought Brownback into office. Now it's a race to the bottom of the barrel.
 
2012-08-05 03:54:25 PM
fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 560x464]

He's too liberal for Kansas Teahadists.
 
2012-08-05 03:56:53 PM
In my experience, many Johnson County, KS kids are very conflicted. They get really decent (factual history, science, pre-engineering, debate & logic-based) educations in the public schools, but then they go home and get the opposite from their parents and churches. It's a struggle for a lot of them, and as a volunteer down there, sad to see how it shakes out for some of them and their families.
 
2012-08-05 03:58:01 PM
Brought to mind "Bleeding Kansas"

/another pissin' contest there, long time ago
 
2012-08-05 04:00:27 PM
People win elections by not just winning their confirmed side, but the middle. Kicking them out won't get you anywhere.
 
2012-08-05 04:01:34 PM
Dwight_Yeast: pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.

One problem: the bulk of our meat processing is done in Kansas (because, surprise: deregulation)


More jobs for others as it turns into an unmanageable mess.Heck, it might even make corporations think twice about trying to shrink the governement so small that it can't provide the structure they use to do business.
 
2012-08-05 04:01:45 PM
As a Libertarian it tickles me with glee seeing the GOP eat itself alive. The fight between their Fascist wing and the moderates is wonderful as it opens up the voters more and more to third parties.
 
2012-08-05 04:03:30 PM
Moderate automatically means "Democrat?" See, this is why I vote Democrat so often, in spite of not actually being a Democrat. These people are crazy.
 
2012-08-05 04:06:32 PM
My state embarrasses me so damn much. I want to cry. That and ask the president to nuke the whole damn place from orbit.
 
2012-08-05 04:07:01 PM
We'll see how spiteful they are of California once all those tax dollars we send your way vanish...
 
2012-08-05 04:07:55 PM
DON.MAC: It's Kansas. It now has Johnson County and wheat drought.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-05 04:15:26 PM
DON.MAC: It's Kansas. It now has Johnson County and wheat.

Wyandotte needs some love too.
 
2012-08-05 04:15:43 PM
I live across the state line in Missouri. We get the campaign adds. One add actually accuses the other candidate of being " a little too conservative".

/ they all claim that "obamacare" is the greatest evil since Auschwitz.
 
2012-08-05 04:16:12 PM
pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.


California is well-along the road of the Democratic equivalent. If nothing else, our suffering will serve as a warning to others.
 
2012-08-05 04:16:51 PM
Heraclitus: I live across the state line in Missouri. We get the campaign adds. One add actually accuses the other candidate of being " a little too conservative".

That was is for Clare McCaskill actually. I've seen that one here in St. Louis.

Dunno, why she's wasting political capital going after Akin when polls show Bruner getting the nomination.
 
2012-08-05 04:17:57 PM
jjorsett: pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.

California is well-along the road of the Democratic equivalent. If nothing else, our suffering will serve as a warning to others.


Yeah I know what you mean, after being controlled by Democrat governors for the most part for 3 decades.

Oh wait.
 
2012-08-05 04:20:31 PM
pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.


There are a few places in Kansas that rely completely on soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, and airmen from McConnell Air Force Base spending their federal paychecks around town, and they seem to be ground zero for "Gubbamint ain't never done nothing for me, no siree!" types.
 
2012-08-05 04:21:04 PM
FTFA: "There is one thing moderate and conservative Republicans agree on: This election is one of the most important in state history. It looks like turnout, however, will be light on Tuesday, when perhaps only one-fifth of Republicans vote on the future of Kansas."

Teatards win.
 
2012-08-05 04:21:17 PM
Mrtraveler01: That was is for Clare McCaskill actually. I've seen that one here in St. Louis.

Dunno, why she's wasting political capital going after Akin when polls show Bruner getting the nomination.


I also found some of the language to be odd. "Conservative" isn't a bad word. Why didn't she say "Too extreme" or "Too right-wing"? And why did she refer negatively to his "Pro-family agenda" instead of his "Anti-woman agenda" or something?
 
2012-08-05 04:21:48 PM
Mrtraveler01: jjorsett: pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going. I suspect it'd be a cross between Mississippi and Somalia.

Not that they seem to care about actual results, but still it'd be an interesting experiment.

California is well-along the road of the Democratic equivalent. If nothing else, our suffering will serve as a warning to others.

Yeah I know what you mean, after being controlled by Democrat governors for the most part for 3 decades.

Oh wait.


It's not as if California has a fundamental flaw in regards to raising revenue for services that people, including Republicans, continue to demand that government provide
 
2012-08-05 04:23:31 PM
Heraclitus: they all claim that "obamacare" is the greatest evil since Auschwitz.

That's ridiculous.

Obamacare is a much darker evil than Auschwitz. What are you, some kind of pinko hippie?
 
2012-08-05 04:25:05 PM
pudding7: Good for them. I want a state to be completely run by Tea Party folks, and have them get every single thing they want, and then we'll check back in with them in a decade or so and see how it's going.

I suspect it'll go much like it has in New York for the past 45 years - my state's been completely run by leftist Democrats and the occasional Republican (who would be a mainstream Democrat in about 40 other states), throwing gobs of money at the public sector, locking in a full-bells-and-whistles Medicaid program...and what we have for it is an okay economy anywhere within commuting distance of the evil capitalists in Manhattan, but anything outside of that radius is pretty well farked.

Mine is a state where lots of Democrats biatched about Daniel Patrick Moynihan being a neocon, and nowadays there's grumbling from the NYC Democratic machine that Andrew Cuomo is too conservative. This is what New York Democrats really believe.

The states with the greatest income inequality...if that's something that matters to you...are either hard left (NY, CT, IL, MA), hard right (TX, AL, MS, GA), or hard corrupt-n-crazy (LA, FL).

So if Kansas joins the club above it won't surprise me.
 
2012-08-05 04:25:39 PM
Riche
No matter how bad it gets or how much power the derptards gain, anything that goes wrong in the state in the coming years will ALL be the fault of "The Liberals."


You don't understand Kansas politics. There are no liberals. Occasionally, the few democrats will leverage their power and get something done, but it's pretty well accepted that they don't matter. Oddly though, the voters will come through when things get out of hand, such as when the christers take over the school board. We also tend to elect the better candidate for governor. It's too bad we didn't have a Sibelius around this time to run against Brownback.


carmody
Kansas state politics have traditionally been quite moderate, with Topeka being stocked year after year with middle-of-the-road Republicans who balance fiscal conservativism with lefty social values. Until the Tea Party Revoluton swept the country and brought Brownback into office. Now it's a race to the bottom of the barrel.

Nope. The Wichita abortion protests in 1991 rallied the kooks and they've been consolidating power since then.
 
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